Posts tagged ‘strange people’

November 8, 2008

Weird Truthbox comment

This comment was left on my MySpace Truthbox:

 

September 7, 2008

She rocks about as hard as Celine Dion

September 2, 2008

The day and age of the ex-reality and porn “stars”

What was originally intended to be just one post about my Saturday night here in my Livejournal has turned into a Blog Battle of sorts.

Kendra Jade Rossi decided to post this blog on her Myspace page in response to the attention my Livejournal entries about Lukas Rossi’s show the other night are getting:

I don’t know how many more times mandimercedes and I have to point out that neither she nor I were kicked out of the club! Maybe Kendra is confusing us with this:

Subject: RE: LOL!!

Body: about the lucas show…we left right after they escorted the girl from the show for saying "you suck" and somehow security overheard her. Then I opened my cell phone and they came over to tell me to turn it off…I had to tell them sarcastically "I will turn off my phone I will also be quiet and please dont hit me…" 🙂 laughing we left..

I’ve been to Bedrock before and I know this is not their style. They only did this because Kendra Jade and Lukas wanted that. Again, I’d like to point out that the staff at Bedrock are awesome and I have nothing against them. They are friends of mine. It is Lukas and Kendra that are unprofessional.

The only reason the girl said "you suck" in a private conversation is because of how Lukas was acting. Funny how none of the males who straight up yelled out mean things to Lukas in a loud manner were not kicked out. Only a female was kicked out. I wonder why.
There was a girl who was kicked out and just let back in a few mintues later.

I wish I could post some of the other messages I got agreeing with me and telling me other stories about Lukas and Kendra, but I would be giving away their identities, even if I took out names. Some people are from L.A. and know them. The messages I received are freakin’ funny!

By the way, if you guys hate bloggers so much, why did Lukas post this picture and send it to Perez Hilton?! (Thanks to one of my commenters who told me about http://nouveaubelles.blogspot.com/2008/08/sadly-its-come-to-this.html, which is where I saw this):

A few of you asked me if I will be attending the show tomorrow in Virginia. I actually would (for my friends in Beretta Jane, not for Lukas) but I have my C/C++ class tomorrow evening. I am not, as Kendra states, hiding behind a fake name and behind a computer. CherryTeresa is the name I have been using for years, before MySpace or Livejournal or any of that. It is the name I have been using when I perform or record my music. People know me and know who I am. You’re the one posting anonymous comments on my blog. Now you claim you won’t post on my page and you’d rather post in your own blog but that’s only because I made it known that I have the IP addresses logged. And because you realize I screen the comments (but I have unscreened all of them except for those who double-posted or posted their own personal information).

And by the way, I’m not hurt, as you say. This is funny stuff!

"I could tell you the REAL story about this , and about many of the other rumours etc. but the truth is I am above it."
The truth is that you would have to either lie to explain what happened or admit that you two are jerks.

September 1, 2008

Lukas Rossi blocked me! And other updates

 

Funny how I never even talked to him or messaged him. Haha! I only ever posted one comment to him and it was nice (before he show happened).
I guess I really upset him. Wah, wah, wah. Should I call the wahmbulance?

(In case you missed the my original blog about Mr. Rossi and all the comments I received, go here: http://cherry-teresa.livejournal.com/98135.html). I went to a party yesterday (and hung out with some people who have much more touring experience, have sold more records, and have played in front of more people than this chump… and they were much nicer and down to earth). When I came home, I discovered I had received all these livejournal comments. Too funny.

Not only did my blog get dozens of comments but there were many more text messages, emails, and myspace messages, and myspace comments that I received. Almost all of them agreed that Lukas blows and even gave me additional unflattering information on this tool.
Only two comments so far were negative toward Mandi (mandimercedes ) and I. And the IP address was logged. Both posts were from the same IP. The same person(s) posted it. Based on the location and the way it was written, it was probably Lukas and Kendra Jade posting. (KJ = his porn star wife/manager).

Kendra Jade posted a blog stating how well the show went and that there were 200 people there. Not true. By the end of the night, there were only about 30 people. Most of them were either there for free and just talking to each other, hecklers who were mean to Lukas since he deserved it, or Canadians who followed him. Yes, there were more than 30 (but not 200) at the beginning of his set, but most of them left after the first or second song because of the arrogant things he was saying to the audience.

And I was mentioned at the end of the blog. If it wasn’t me she was referring to, then I guess other people made it known they were unhappy with her and Lukas.
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=45117547&blogID=429106995
I’m referred to at the end as "that one girl". Guess what? I’m not the only girl (or guy) who was dissatisfied!
The club didn’t have as many people there as she stated and the club promoted for more than a week. I understand that sometimes in the music business, people will sugarcoat things and that’s fine. But don’t straight up lie.
I’m also putting Kendra Jade’s post behind a cut on here, just in case she deletes or edits anything out in her blog.

August 31, 2008

Lukas Rossi is a chump

If you thought Solange Knowles acted like a spoiled brat this past week on Fox News in Vegas, then you don’t want anything to do with Lukas Rossi. I would have taken video of how pompous he acted, but no video or pictures were allowed during his set.

I do not plan to see Lukas Rossi or his band Stars Down perform ever again. He played a solo acoustic set last night at Bedrock in Baltimore. He was an arrogant chump. He demanded the audience be totally silent during his entire set. He acted like a complete asshole. His porn star wife/manager was telling everyone they could not meet him and that people would have to pay $50 if they wanted to talk to him. (Surprisingly, no one stood in line to buy any merch or to meet him. Who wants to meet an ego maniac?) And she had a friend of hers walking around spying on people. If anyone was caught saying anything bad about Lukas in a private conversation, they were kicked out. It didn’t help me feel any better that his female friends were walking around mean mugging my friend Mandi and I.

After his first song he looked at me and my friend Shelley while he asked the crowd not to talk at all. We were not being loud at all by any means. We said hello to each other and hugged but apparently we were being extremely rude. And throughout the set, people were still talking – definitely not a loud level – and he said "I still hear some talky talkertons in the room. Please do not speak while I perform" in a pissed off tone. People stopped talking or clapping in between his songs so then he was like "Are you guys still there"?

The guy had absolutely no sense of humor when people said stuff to him. And with him giving the audience a hard time, a couple guys started heckling him. And rightfully so. Honestly, I think the crowd should have been much meaner to him. Several people left because of how he was acting.
A cell phone went off between songs and a guy jokingly said "Turn off your cell phone! We have to have absolute silence during the set!" And Rossi was pissed. Hahaha. Come on. That was funny. But nope, he didn’t think so.
It wasn’t just the fact that he wanted total silence. He just generally acted like he was on his high horse the way he carried himself and the other things he said between songs.

Bedrock isn’t a big venue. The place wasn’t even half full. And most of the people who were there weren’t even from Baltimore. They were Canadian fans who have been following him for whatever reason. He had no right to act the way he did. I have briefly met Tommy Lee, one of his former bandmates, who is obviously way more famous than him. And Tommy did not act like this at all and did not charge me money to talk to him.

Some of the people who were there didn’t even know who he was. They were there for the opening bands and stayed for him. They seemed to like him until he started acting ridiculous. Then they left. So he lost fans thanks to his attitude.

Lukas acted like he has never played a show or a bar in his life. You do not demand complete silence. I could maybe understand if the audience was being completely roudy and ridiculously loud. But this was not the case at all. You could still definitely hear Lukas with no problem whatsoever. I have played countless shows were the crowd was talking. I want the crowd to have a good time. People can still listen.
But I have played solo sets where the crowd was completely silent. You know how I did it? I did not demand it. I captivated the audience and so they wanted to be completely quiet. It was their choice. They talked during the performers before and after me but did not speak while I played. It wasn’t because I told them to shut up. Otherwise, I would have rightfully been booed and heckled.

 
Most of my friends are musicians. I am friends with some well-known people – people way more known than Rossi. I’m good friends with those who are considered arrogant and people ask how I can be friends with them. But this guy! This guy takes the cake. This guy makes the people I know look like gentlemen. I am used to how some musicians can be and their attitude. But they are nothing compared to Rossi. This guy seems to have little appreciation for his fans. He’s losing the few he has.
 

How was Rossi’s performance? Does anyone really even care at this point?

This is Mandi and I after his set:

Haha!

On a happier note, the staff at Bedrock are awesome and Jaesa makes one great amaretto sour!  =) With two cherries!

November 1, 2007

It keeps getting better!

It’s like you’re going out of your way to make it fail.
And you gave me a hard time about my choices!

November 1, 2007

HAHHHHAHAHAAA

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
This is so pathetic! Especially when you have other, better options. Whether you look at this in a logical or in a dreamy way, you should instantly know this is a drunken car ride just waiting to turn into an accident.

The timing of this is funny, too. You’re bad. In a way, this almost makes me feel better.

July 25, 2007

Personality Disorder Test – I’ve improved

“I remember when I lost my mind. There was something so pleasant about that phase”. – Gnarls Barkley

Disorder Rating Information
Paranoid: Moderate click for info
Schizoid: Low click for info
Schizotypal: Moderate click for info
Antisocial: Low click for info
Borderline: Low click for info
Histrionic: Low click for info
Narcissistic: Low click for info
Avoidant: Low click for info
Dependent: Low click for info
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate click for info
Disorder Rating
Paranoid: High
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Very High
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: High
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

Since livejournal was down, I decided to skim through some of my old deadjournal entries from a few years ago. I decided to re-take the test and see what the current results would be. Back then, I was in denial that I had OCD (actually I didn’t really know what it was because the few things that are shown about it in the media don’t apply to me). And my depression was bad.

Neither of these are 100% accurate. But it does show that I’m doing much better as far as my mental health is concerned. I’m not perfect and I never will be in this lifetime. But at least I’m dealing with things better and improving myself.

“And when you’re out there without care, Yeah, I was out of touch. But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough. I just knew too much. Does that make me crazy? Probably.”

July 21, 2007

Candlebox – Saturday, July 14. Winger fans getting a hard time.

A week ago, I saw Candlebox perform at the Recher Theatre in Towson, MD. To be honest, I wasn’t their biggest fan. I didn’t hate them, either. I was going because my boyfriend (Joey)’s birthday was that week. He loves them, so I bought us tickets. Well, I’m glad I went! I didn’t realize just how good the singer’s voice sounds. It’s better live than on CD. It’s really good – kind of soulful and bluesy. They weren’t just another grunge band. Their guitarist was impressive.

But something caught me off guard. The singer was acting flamboyant and effeminate. That’s definitely not a bad thing. It’s just funny because if you watch their videos from the nineties, it’s like a completely different person is their singer now: Not just the way he looks but the way he acts and moves. Yes, the rest of the band look a little different than back then. But that’s because styles have changed and they are older. But the singer was very different. He had on a black vest, tight black jeans (tight hip huggers that showed off his bulge), and these white cowboy-ish designer shoes that matched his belt. And the way he was moving and acting was completely different than how he did in the 90s. He was practically doing the jazz hands. Every time he moved his hands, they were really flimsy. Like, when he put his hand to his ears to be like “I can’t hear you” to the audience, he did it in this flimsy way. He reminded me of the lead singer of the Scissor Sisters. I like his stage presence, though! I think I like it better than how he used to act. They were awesome. Just not what I expected.
They did an encore and did “Breathe” by Pink Floyd. The lead singer didn’t sing it though. It was the lead guitarist who sung it. The singer came back on stage after “Breathe” was over. (I think the singer had to go to the bathroom or something. That’s just my theory).

Compare these two videos to get an idea of what I’m talking about. The second video isn’t that great and doesn’t really show just how flamboyant he was. But you get an idea:

Candlebox Performing “Arrow” at WOODSTOCK ’94

Candlebox “YOU”. Raleigh, August 5, 2006.

Joey and I.   Joyce and I.
Joey and I.                              Joyce and I.

Before Candlebox started, this meat-head asshole came up to Joey and was giving him a hard time because Joey was wearing a Winger shirt. So I told him off and we walked away. We were on our way to walk up front when this happened. Later on in the show, the asshole somehow comes all the way up to the front of the stage where we are. (The club was really packed from front to back, so this is harder to do than you might think. Plus, I don’t know how he would have even spotted us). Anyway, he started putting his arm around Joey and then tried to be friends with him. It was really weird. I noticed after he came up front that the back of his shirt said “Back door is best”. What?!

Poor Winger fans. They’ve been getting a hard time for years. Remember this from Beavis and Butt-head?

Stewart from Beavis and Butthead

Read this funny explanation from Wikipedia about the whole Winger thing:

Stewart is usually depicted wearing a Winger t-shirt (as opposed to the heavier Metallica and AC/DC shirts that Beavis and Butthead wore) which helps characterize him as out of touch, as Winger was/is not thought highly of in the Heavy Metal subculture. As a result, Winger became a subject of ridicule in the mid 1990s. According to the documentary “Taint of Greatness: Part 2” on the Mike Judge Collection Volume 2 DVD, this was due to Winger telling MTV he would not let the show make fun of him. This has been cited as a reason for the band losing popularity. About the same time Lars Ulrich of Metallica could be seen throwing dart on a poster of Kip Winger in the video for Nothing Else Matters. When asked about this Kip Winger once stated: “Our band was known to musicians, and a lot of musicians showed up to see me play – watching trying to figure out how I’m playing – we were like the ‘hair band’ Dream Theater — That is why it’s the great irony that we ended up on that geeky guy’s shirt on Beavis & Butthead, because Metallica couldn’t play what we play, they couldn’t do it, they literally – technically couldn’t do it. And I’ll fucking challenge those chumps to that any day of the week that they couldn’t go back and play our shit, but we could play theirs with our hands tied behind our back. And so, I was a little t’d off about that, but in the end, none of that shit matters…”

When I worked at Bibelot in the music section (1999-2001), I found a solo CD by Kip Winger. It was in the New Age section.

July 18, 2007

L.A.M.E. – Gwen Stefani sues.

Taken from: http://omg.yahoo.com/gwen-stefani-sues-forever-21-over-fashion-logo/news/1052

(CLICK HERE to view the lawsuit against Forever 21)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 17, 2007) — It appears Gwen Stefani doesn’t “Heart” Forever 21.

Gwen’s Harajuku Lovers fashion line is suing popular retail outlet Forever 21 for trademark infringement, claiming the clothing chain allegedly stole designs from the Harajuku Lovers line, Access Hollywood has learned.

In papers filed in Los Angeles Federal Court, reps for Gwen’s Harajuku Lovers claim Forever 21 is marketing, promoting and selling products featuring a design “virtually indistinguishable” from Harajuku’s signature heart/box logo.

The lawsuit claims Forever 21 “changed a couple of words in the Heart/Box Trademark, which are inconspicuous and likely to go unnoticed by a consumer.”

Specifically, the lawsuit claims Forever 21 used the design but changed the word “Harajuku” to “Forever” and the word “Lovers” to “Love.”

As a result of the chain using a similar image, Harajuku has allegedly “suffered and continues to suffer damage to its business reputation.”

Gwen launched the accessory line in 2005 to coincide with her Harajuku Lovers Tour.

 


Here’s what I think:
1). How about Asians and Asian-Americans sue Gwen for defamation of character? Those stereotypical, “Harajuku” girls are a disgrace, a minstrel show, and just plain horrible. She practically has them made up in Yellow Face. (Don’t tell me “Well, they are getting paid well to do this”. Prostitutes are also getting paid, but that doesn’t make it right. Maybe if Asians had more fair opportunities in the entertainment industry, they wouldn’t feel the need to do this). I could go on and on about this topic. But many others have done so far me already: 
Margaret Cho’s Blog Entry 
Several entries about the this on Disgrasian (Disgrasian’s Myspace profile lists her as the worst offender).
Salon.com article
The Gwen Stefani Rant! – Livejournal entry (Yes – Caucasians from Europe are upset about this, too!) 
Free The Gwenihana Four 
There are many other articles, blogs, and sites regarding this issue, but you get the point. 

2). Gwen is guilty of ripping off others, making this hypocritical. 

Sure, many if not most celebrities have copied something from others, but Gwen is worse than most. When I first heard No Doubt, the first thing I thought about Gwen’s voice was “Oh great, another female ska singer who tries to sing just like that. Boring!”.  

Her clothing, accessories, and make-up is just generic copying of cultures: 
-She stole generic trends from subcultures: She normally dresses like your typical teenaged alternative culture chick (punk/rude girl/goth/raver/freak/etc) who hangs out at the mall or at show. Yes, we dressed like this before No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” came out. To most of the mainstream culture unaware of the alternative scene, Gwen was original and some even thought she invented this style. The truth is, a lot of this was already out of style and overdone in the subculture, and Gwen re-hashing it a couple years later was just a joke to us. Even in middle school, I thought Gwen’s style was equivalent to when Seventeen magazine put out articles/pictures about “How to dress like a rock chick”.  Her style is not very original and it’s watered-down.
-She has stolen from Jamaicans, African-Americans, Latinos, and Asians. (See the article above “The Gwen Stefani Rant!” for some evidence of this if you don’t remember or just plain didn’t notice this before). 
-At red carpet events, she wears very typical 1940’s fashion or complete Marilyn Monroe rip offs. This is much of what the L.A.M.B. (L.A.M.E.) line has. Wal-Mart and cheap mall stores (such as Rave, Divah, and Forever 21) have been selling basically the same things as L.A.M.B for years and for much cheaper.
-Her Harajuku Lovers line of clothing is a bad rip-off of clothing and accessories that already exist in Japan! She does a bad job of just copying off styles that already exist – either clothing sold in stores in Japan or looks that real Harajuku girls created themselves. Calling her dancers “Harajuku” girls is an insult to the real ones. 

Yes, I realize she’s not the only fashion designer or singer to steal things from others. But don’t sue a company for doing the same thing when you are guilty of it, too. Gwen most likely would never admit that she steals ideas.
 At least Forever 21 is known for being a cheap place to buy knock-offs. Which brings me to my next point…

3). Almost every designer gets their ideas stolen.

We could discuss whether or not it is right to sell knock-offs at an affordable price so that the less wealthy can afford the clothing. And we could discuss whether or not the designs were even stolen from her clothing line since the designs already existed before she created her line.  
But let’s just pretend that she did create completely original designs. How often do you  hear about real, reputable, respected high fashion designers suing? You rarely, if ever, hear about them doing this. So why is Gwen – not a reputable or highly respected designer – doing it?

Miranda (Meryl Streep) from “The Devil Wears Prada” explains it like this:
“This… ’stuff’? Oh… ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.”

A cheap-looking tank top that I’ve basically seen being sold at Divah, Rave, and Forever 21 four years ago is being sold  by L.A.M.B. for 138.75. Pathetic.

Maybe if Gwen was ever an actual rude girl or punk in the first place, she would not only be more original, she would sell her clothing more affordably. Then again, she did grow up a rich, spoiled girl  from Orange County and only ever joined a band because her brother, Eric, started the band and wrote most of the lyrics before leaving the band.