thirtiesgirlMember Since 30 Dec 2010
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is hanging up the wallpaper...
I'm a high school counselor with too much education and too much money owed to the federal government for student loans. I grew up in the '80s, and my biggest dilemma for most of high school was: do I like the Smiths or Depeche Mode? It utterly defined who you were. At least to my 16 year old brain. When I discovered Siouxsie and the Cocteau Twins at 17, that flipped me around a little. That eventually morphed into a deep, obsessive love for all things 4AD and dark, dreamy music in general. I did the college DJ thing in the early '90s and played so much 4AD music, people started calling me the 4Adj...heh. I also wrote for some friends' indie music 'zines and got to interview several bands that I loved, including His Name Is Alive, Miranda Sex Garden, Pale Saints, Lush, Chimera, Curve, the Cranes, and Mick Allen from the Wolfgang Press in a club toilet (he was in the toilet, not me; the interview was by phone, and since the opening band was soundchecking, he took the club's cordless phone into the bathroom to better hear my questions...such a mensch). Yeah, good times. ...Anyway, I still enjoy blathering on about music, art, culture (pop and sub-cultures, usually), film, and the darker side of life. When I'm not working, I'm usually futzing around on the internet, watching crime tv shows (Investigation Discovery, 48 Hours, CSI, Law & Order:SVU, that kind of thing), reading crime fiction (James Ellroy is a particular favorite), or reading historical fiction, usually set in Victorian England, and most often tales of young girls, down on their luck, who must resort to prostitution, pick-pocketing or playing the con just to make their way in the world. ...Yeah, again. Good times.
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Morose indie pop music from the '80s & '90s; the style, decor and history of the 1920s and '30s; Victorian lit; crime fiction; crime noir films; some sci-fi and fantasy; my job; making money; paying off my student loans; pointlessly trying to make real human connections through my computer; boys with guitars, glasses, samplers, and too many Stereolab CDs. ...Oh, and I'm obsessed with Nick Cave.