Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Should I? Shouldn't I?

I'm being a fan. A fan as in the "bad" sense. I've listed Ed Kowalczyk's (of Live fame's) blog together with everyone else falling under my own version of Rice's "Coven of the Articulate" (See links on the sidebar, where it says "Coven of the Keyboard Scribblers" if you're still looking :)). Anyway they're my favourite band in the whole world, cos they don't sing about nonsense such as "bitches", "ho's", "crack","drive by shootings", or "my shoes, u spilt champagne on my shoes?", "I love you cos you're rich", or "I'm singing this cos someone else wrote it to appeal to the masses and I'm really trying the sincerity thing here" and neither do they dance in sync or have choreographed hand gestures. I've got this cd in my car with Live stuff from 1992-2002 and I've been listening to it for pretty much the last year or so. I've got other compilations of Live too. I own all the cds in CD form etc etc. Their lyrics make me think, and they're interesting from a Lit point of view too....

Anyway I'll shut up before I sound like an obsessed,psychotic groupie....(BTW for the uninitiated Blaaaaahnians they're Live pronounced as in aLIVE laaaaii-vve not Live as in Liv Tyler or as in I LIVE in a house. For those that know, sorry, you'll be surprised at what lurks out there.)

So this is where my "moral" should I/shouldn't I flip my lid dilemma comes in. I opened the blog on Firefox and Kowalczyk is spelt incorrectly. Must be a typo. It's on the heading thingy part when it's minimised or when you open a new tab. It's spelt as Kowalcyzk. It IS a typo. And I am merciful on typos but not really on people you just generally spell like crap. I edit for a part-time living. It just happens, that these errors pop up at me. I know an error on an Ed page is just the same as an error from a Blaaaaahnian. But people/students who send you(in your professional capacity) an email which reads like "me ws @ ur ofc 2dy bt nvr c d ltr il cme gt it 2mrw n ftch my assnmnt den 2 bt i 1td 2 no wen i cn rite d tst cs i gt anada tst d sme tym il cum by u 2mrw. Thnx Gd bliss frm *******"

WTF... there's no freaking vowels there. I keep telling the nitwits that they're free . VOWELS ARE FREE. And FFS I sure as hell don't want anyone let alone one of my students deciding to "cum by me". eeeeeeeewwwww man. L33t was cool at one stage in about 1998 and is still cool in some quarters when done with effect and style. But this butchering of language is uncalled for. And on top of it all. Which moron asks a lecturer(of a language noggal) for a favour and then writes like that. I seem to have gathered that they have a clash of sorts, I could be mistaken. It's like they're begging me to say no. They want me to make their lives miserable. They want me to lose it and go mental. They want to see me turn into Lurch from the Addamz family (and at around 1.7m+ tall I might just fit the part). They want me to turn into an Editing Zombie fighting the power of the bad language usage and staring blankly at their vile and vowel-less communication and gleaning meaning from it. I will not.

This is an irritation, and yes I will/could fill thousands of pages on this topic but I shall try to maintain some sanity and stuff. Now should I or shouldn't I let IT write the aegrotat? muahahahahhahahaha *evil laugh*

"Thnx Gd Bliss"

PS in all likelihood, I'll feel sorry and cave in. Bleh, it sucks having a conscience sometimes.
PPS at least the God aka Gd (could be good or goad bless? Ok i'm being facetious now)got a capital letter.


Blogger saaleha said...

almost slipped into a fugue when i saw that link - a twilight zone moment i may feel comfortable sharing one day.
anyway, I too live for Live.
There were rumours of them heading out to SA later this year, i missed them the last two times :(

July 19, 2006 8:55 am  
Blogger Muhammad said...

Okay... this is becoming a nuisance but i will carry on despite having to pick a up a dictionary every time i read you or Saaleha's blog. It's good for the vocabulary, I hope, Language shapes thought right?

Anywhow. Live. Wow, you said everything I guess, my first experience of them was high school with "Lightning Crashes". They're somewhat transcendent (did I spell that right?) compared to most other rock bands (not all, but most).

As for that horrible little note missing the vowels... I'd rather read you guys blogs and pick up a dictionary. I was just wondering is the point of that to make the reading easier for the reader or the typing easier for the writer? 'cos it takes me longer to try and decipher that shit and its more trouble than its worth. Makes me want to give a monosyllabic rsponse of... "no."



July 19, 2006 11:30 am  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

Ya on the way back home now I listened to Beauty of Grey for about the 7 millionth time. I've been listening to Live since I was 10.I kid you not.The lyrics are so profound, and the world would be a better more peaceful place if people really paid attention to that song.Their lyrics compel you to listen. You can't dissociate it from the music. It's new age, yet has that 60s "struggle" vibe about it. Existential transcendentalism. An anomaly. Yes. And they came out of the grunge years. SCORE!!!!!!!! queen_Lestat recommends them in large doses taken in conjunction with long car trips and nothing on your mind, except the will to think.

July 19, 2006 4:28 pm  
Anonymous u kno me said...

Live and pplz spelling. abolutly nothing to do with each other. but u connect it and i get the pnt. brilliant lol, amazing...

July 19, 2006 5:03 pm  
Blogger Bilal said...


July 19, 2006 11:26 pm  
Blogger zee said...

ditto mak! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS ARTICLE...and its 1:36am in the morning - so now i'm tired AND confused! so i'm not gonna bother trying to it read again - ill have to attempt it over a cup of coffee tom morn and comment again.

and oh yes -

FREE THE VOWELS!!!!!!!....OH wait, they are free. hmmm.

July 20, 2006 1:43 am  
Blogger saaleha said...

back to coffee Zee?
whatever happened to your quaint herbal teas?

Still on a Live note, the guitar riff at the beginning of Lakini's Juice floors me every single time.

July 20, 2006 10:55 am  
Blogger queen_Lestat said...

u kno me...yes I do lol very well. Thanks and glad you do :)

saaleha : Yeah, the riff's very metal and then the lyrics are so subdued. Ying Yang yada yada. I get the same feeling of being floored with Lightning Crashes at the build-up which occurs in the last 1 min 33 seconds to be precise :D

Herbal teas are disgusting, I gave up after the first cup. The hedonist in me sticks with coffee. It reminds me of the ocean at night...

zee... it's quite simple if u read the first part first and then ignore. And then read the second part second and then laugh. And then there might be a sentence in the middle which you should ponder on and then use that sentence to link ignored thought 1 and 2. bleh, now I'm confused too...

July 20, 2006 12:20 pm  

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