There's an Iron Maiden shirt on ebay and I want it so badly. I want it so much that I sent the seller a message asking please just let me buy it now. The Iron Maiden logo is written in pink. IN PINK. I found others of the same design but those had bids starting at 65$ and excuse me, a year-old concert shirt is not vintage. The one I'm bidding on is not only a size small but starts at 10$ and I'm the only bidder and I want it, I want it, I WANT IT.
I did win a fake vintage Judas Priest shirt though but I don't care that it's fake as I've wanted the design for so long and it was only 5$. I also won an excellent David Bowie poster from the Outside era and I've never seen the picture before and I love it.
I also put a dent in my checking account at other sites but I figure it's birthday money as no one in my family got me presents but gave me money. Except my sister who got me two gorgeous pendants; a stone with a carving of a beautiful elephant on it and one that's a teardrop lapis lazuli, and my parents who got me a lapis lazuli and gold bracelet along with giving me money. Yeah they all got me lapis jewelry without even discussing it, coincidences are nice.
It's Elliot's birthday today and later this month is our "anniversary." We both think its kind of silly to celebrate that so we just combine birthdays and anniversaries and all that jazz because everything is in September. Unfortunately, in the (almost) 4 years we've been together I think we've actually been in the same location once. Oh well, I'll be in Boston soon and hopefully he'll be coming for a visit and we can have another completely fun weekend. Like last time when my sister was there and I got to see Robocop for the first time at a friend's house followed by The Thing. Then the next day was filled with delicious foods and Alien at the Brattle in the afternoon, G.I. Joe in the evening (worst movie ever. But never have I had more fun in a theater, Mike Howard has won a permanent place in my heart. And by my side during movies). Stupid hang-out times are probably the most fun I have with friends. Oh there was bubble tea and the most atrocious Blondie/Pat Benatar concert that weekend as well. Let's just say, Debbie Harry covered the Titanic song and leave it at that.
I also really love the band Amorphis now, one of my on-a-whim music purchases this summer, but it really gets on my nerves the way it's spelled. I also have an Amorphis shirt now too thanks to my bootleg metal shirt stores and their sales. I swear, the only clothes I own are jeans and band shirts. Throw in the occasional dress, fancy and everyday, and that's about it.
I almost forgot, I interviewed Hardcore Superstar! It wasn't a phone interview though. I had to write down the questions and send them to their manager who sent it to the drummer and then the answers made their way back to me. However, since we had so much phone drama and I got fed up, I wrote the questions in my normal tone, not my, "professional writer," tone, so they were complete with commentary and me not-so-subtly hitting on them as my editor seemed to think. Pssshhh, asking if I can take them out for a drink if they ever came to Boston or Istanbul is not a line. Plus it made it a lot more interesting than the standard boring interview questions. It's up at this link if anyone is interested. My clever intro has been cut though.http://hardrockhaven.net/online/2009/magnus-adde-andreasson-of-hardcore-superstar/