Music Geek: The Albums That Defined My Teen Years Pt. 2

The Zero Nation

The Zero Nation (original sketch made in 2003):

http://dandy-jon.deviantart.com/art/The-Zero-Nation-194537522

This is a personal entry: Music has always meant the world to me, lately I’ve been lost in thought about certain albums, songs, memories that have defined what my teen years were like, I haven’t really thought much about my teen years in awhile, but I recently started thinking about all of the memories, the good and bad, and how the music was always there, from moving around place to place, feeling lost, in search of myself, finding art, finding an escape, the music was always there, through and through, always there. I wanted to just sit here for awhile and put together a list of albums that I found my way to during those times, I love all these albums, they all have a story to tell, a memory to share. So, as usual, I’ve included my 3 favorite songs from each album on this list. So here is part one of two entries, I found my way to these albums between age 13 to 19, 1997 to 2004, this list has taken me a very long time to compile, so many memories.

Enjoy.

Albums 50-1

50. Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
50
WHAT LURKS ON CHANNEL X?/ SUPERBEAST/ MEET THE CREEPER

49. The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
49
LOVE SONG/ SMASH IT UP (PARTS 1 & 2)/ MELODY LEE

48. Christian Death – Only Theatre of Pain
48
SPIRITUAL CRAMP/ ROMEO’S DISTRESS/ MYSTERIUM INIQUITATIS

47. Rancid …And Out Come the Wolves
47
THE WAY I FEEL/ RUBY SOHO/ THE WARS END

46. Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
46
YOUR CONGRATULATIONS/ JOINING YOU/ CAN’T NOT

45. Smashing Pumpkins – Pisces Iscariot
45
PISSANT/ STARLA/ HELLO KITTY KAT

44. Rudimentary Peni – Death Church
44
ARMY OF JESUS/ INSIDE/ WHEN YOU ARE A MARTIAN CHURCH

43. Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
43
GODEATGOD/ THE NOBODIES/ VALENTINE’S DAY

42. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
42
SUPER DISCO BREAKIN’/ THE MOVE/ THREE MC’S AND ONE DJ

41. AFI – Sing the Sorrow
41
THE LEAVING SONG/ SILVER AND COLD/ THIS TIME IMPERFECT

40. Marilyn Manson – Portrait of an American Family
40
CAKE AND SODOMY/ DOGMA/ ORGAN GRINDER

39. David Bowie – Earthling
39
LITTLE WONDER/ I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS/ LAW (EARTHLINGS ON FIRE)

38. Smashing Pumpkins – Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
55
CASH CAR STAR/ DROSS/ IN MY BODY

37. Type O Negative – October Rust
37
HAUNTED/ LOVE YOU TO DEATH/ MY GIRLFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND

36. Elliott Smith – Figure 8
36
CAN’T MAKE A SOUND/ EVERYTHING MEANS NOTHING TO ME/ EASY WAY OUT

35. The Cure – The Head on the Door
35
IN BETWEEN DAYS/ SINKING/ A NIGHT LIKE THIS

34. Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing
34
EVERY YOU EVERY ME/ ALLERGIC (TO THOUGHTS OF MOTHER NATURE)/ SUMMER’S GONE

33. The Casualties – On the Front Line
33
TOMORROW BELONGS TO US/ WE DON’T NEED YOU/ SOUNDS FROM THE STREETS

32. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
32
MY SUNDOWN/ BLEED AMERICAN/ GET IT FASTER

31. Echo & The Bunnymen – Ballyhoo
31
THE KILLING MOON/ BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES/ THE DISEASE

30. The Distillers – Sing Sing Death House
30
SICK OF IT ALL/ LORDY LORDY/ CITY OF ANGELS

29. Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
29
GET IT TOGETHER/ SURE SHOT/ HEART ATTACK MAN

28. JJ72 – JJ72
28
UNDERCOVER ANGEL/ IMPROV/ LONG WAY SOUTH

27. Orgy – Candyass
27
DIZZY/ SOCIAL ENEMIES/ BLUE MONDAY

26. Cradle of Filth – Damnation and a Day
26
THANK GOD FOR THE SUFFERING/ HURT AND VIRTUE/ THE PROMISE OF FEVER

25. Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
25
SIVA/ CRUSH/ TRISTESSA

24. Misfits – Famous Monsters
24
FIEND CLUB/ SCREAM!/ CRAWLING EYE

23. Hole – Celebrity Skin
23
PETALS/ BOYS ON THE RADIO/ MALIBU

22. Anti-Flag – Die For the Government
22
FUCK POLICE BRUTALITY/ YOU’VE GOT TO DIE FOR THE GOVERNMENT/
YOUR DADDY WAS A RICH MAN, YOUR DADDY’S FUCKING DEAD

21. Garbage – Garbage
21
QUEER/ ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS/ VOW

20. David Bowie – ‘Hours…’
20
SEVEN/ THURSDAY’S CHILD/ IF I’M DREAMING MY LIFE

19. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
19
DISARM/ HUMMER/ GEEK U.S.A.

18. Depeche Mode – The Singles 81>85
18
SHAKE THE DISEASE/ BLASPHEMOUS RUMORS/ LEAVE IN SILENCE

17. Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
17
COMA WHITE/ DISASSOCIATIVE/ I DON’T LIKE THE DRUGS (BUT THE DRUGS LIKE ME)

16. The Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
16
THIS CORROSION/ LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION/ DRIVEN LIKE THE SNOW

15. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
15
HURT/ A WARM PLACE/ ERASER

14. Alkaline Trio – From Here to Infirmary
11
PRIVATE EYE/ ARMAGEDDON/ CRAWL

13. Bauhaus – In the Flat Field
12
IN THE FLAT FIELD/ DOUBLE DARE/ DARK ENTRIES

12. Moby – Play
13
NATURAL BLUES/ THE SKY IS BROKEN/ WHY DOES MY HEART FEEL SO BAD?

11. Smashing Pumpkins – MACHINA/The Machines of God
14
GLASS AND THE GHOST CHILDREN/ AGE OF INNOCENCE/ THE EVERLASTING GAZE

10. The Cure – Disintegration
10
DISINTEGRATION/ PLAINSONG/ PRAYERS FOR RAIN

9. Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
9
RIGHT THROUGH YOU/ FORGIVEN/ PERFECT

8. Cradle of Filth – Midian
8
LORD ABORTION/ HER GHOST IN THE FOG/ TORTURED SOUL ASYLUM

7. Ramones – Ramones
7
BEAT ON THE BRAT/ JUDY IS A PUNK/ NOW I WANNA SNIFF SOME GLUE

6. The Cure – Pornography
6
COLD/ A STRANGE DAY/ ONE HUNDRED YEARS

5. Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile
5
THE GREAT BELOW/ THE BIG COME DOWN/ SOMEWHAT DAMAGED

4. Joy Division – Closer
4
DECADES/ ISOLATION/ THE ETERNAL

3. Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
3
BODIES/ THRU THE EYES OF RUBY/ WE ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT

2. Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
2
MAN THAT YOU FEAR/ MINUTE OF DECAY/ 1996

1. Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
1
DAPHNE DESCENDS/ SHAME/ TEAR

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Headphones

-Dandy Jon-

Music Geek: The Albums That Defined My Teen Years Pt. 1

The Zero Nation
The Zero Nation (original sketch made in 2003):

http://dandy-jon.deviantart.com/art/The-Zero-Nation-194537522

This is a personal entry: Music has always meant the world to me, lately I’ve been lost in thought about certain albums, songs, memories that have defined what my teen years were like, I haven’t really thought much about my teen years in awhile, but I recently started thinking about all of the memories, the good and bad, and how the music was always there, from moving around place to place, feeling lost, in search of myself, finding art, finding an escape, the music was always there, through and through, always there. I wanted to just sit here for awhile and put together a list of albums that I found my way to during those times, I love all these albums, they all have a story to tell, a memory to share. So, as usual, I’ve included my 3 favorite songs from each album on this list. So here is part one of two entries, I found my way to these albums between age 13 to 19, 1997 to 2004, this list has taken me a very long time to compile, so many memories.

Enjoy.

Albums 100-51

100. The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
100
GODLESS/ BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU/ NIETZSCHE

99. Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
99
ON THE BOUND/ PAPER BAG/ GET GONE

98. The Damned – Damned Damned Damned
98
NEW ROSE/ FAN CLUB/ BORN TO KILL

97. M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
97
RUN INTO FLOWERS/ GONE/ NOISE

96. Rammstein – Sehnsucht
96
ENGEL/ BUCK DICHE/ SEHNSUCHT

95. Cradle of Filth – Cruelty and the Beast
95
THE TWISTED NAILS OF FAITH/ BATHORY ARIA/
BENEATH THE HOWLING STARS

94. David Bowie – Heathen
94
HEATHEN (THE RAYS)/ EVERYONE SAYS ‘HI’/ A BETTER FUTURE

93. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
93
HOTEL YORBA/ DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND/ LITTLE ROOM

92. Paradise Lost – Gothic
92
GOTHIC/ SHATTERED/ RAPTURE

91. Garbage – Version 2.0
91
YOU LOOK SO FINE/ MEDICATION/ I THINK I’M PARANOID

90. Nirvana – In Utero
90
SCENTLESS APPRENTICE/ ALL APOLOGIES/ RAPE ME

89. The Clash – London Calling
89
TRAIN IN VAIN/ LONDON CALLING/ HATEFUL

88. Godhead – 2000 Years of Human Error
88
THE RECKONING/ PENETRATE/ I HATE TODAY

87. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
87
JUST LIKE HONEY/ THE HARDEST WALK/ SOME CANDY TALKING

86. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
Drunken Lullabies
IF I EVER LEAVE THIS WORLD ALIVE/ DRUNKEN LULLABIES/ THE KILBURN HIGH ROAD

85. The Offspring – Ixnay on the Hombre
85
ALL I WANT/ THE MEANING OF LIFE/ GONE AWAY

84. Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque
84
THIS IS THE NEW SHIT/ DOLL-DAGGA BUZZ-BUZZ ZIGGETY-ZAG/ SPADE

83. Bad Religion – No Substance
83
SHADES OF TRUTH/ THE HIPPY KILLERS/ STRANGE DENIAL

82. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
82
MAPS/ BLACK TONGUE/ Y CONTROL

81. Ramones – Road to Ruin
81
I DON’T WANT YOU/ I’M AGAINST IT/ QUESTIONINGLY

80. Holly McNarland – Stuff
80
NUMB/ ELMO/ COWARD

79. Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
79
LUST FOR LIFE/ THE PASSENGER/ NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT

78. The Distillers – Coral Fang
78
HALL OF MIRRORS/ BEAT YOUR HEART OUT/ DRAIN THE BLOOD

77. Bad Brains – Bad Brains
77
SAILIN’ ON/ PAY TO CUM/ LEAVING BABYLON

76. Zwan – Mary Star of the Sea
76
DECLARATIONS OF FAITH/ EL SOL/ COME WITH ME

75. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
75
DISORDER/ SHADOWPLAY/ INTERZONE

74. Bauhaus – The Sky’s Gone Out
74
ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING/ SPIRIT/ EXQUISITE CORPSE

73. The Raveonettes – The Chain Gang of Love
73
NOISY SUMMER/ REMEMBER/ HEARTBREAK STROLL

72. Misfits – Static Age
72
BULLET/ ATTITUDE/ RETURN OF THE FLY

71. The Suicide Machines – Destruction by Definition
71
NO FACE/ THE REAL YOU/ BREAK THE GLASS

70. Alkaline Trio – Good Mourning
70
THIS COULD BELOVE/ BLUE IN THE FACE/ ALL ON BLACK

69. Joey Ramone – Don’t Worry About Me
69
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD/ DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME/
I GOT KNOCKED DOWN (BUT I’LL GET UP)

68. Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
68
DOWN IN IT/ TERRIBLE LIE/ SIN

67. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N’ Roll
67
I LOVE ROCK N’ ROLL/ CRIMSON AND CLOVER/ (I’M GONNA) RUNA WAY

66. AFI – The Art of Drowning
66
MORNINGSTAR/ THE DAYS OF THE PHOENIX/ A STORY AT THREE

65. Hole – Live Through This
65
DOLL PART/ ROCK STAR/ GUTLESS

64. Depeche Mode – Ultra
64
BARREL OF A GUN/ USELESS/ HOME

63. The Cure – Bloodflowers
63
BLOODFLOWERS/ THE LOUDEST SOUND/ THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER

62. Misfits – Project 1950
62
MONSTER MASH/ THIS MAGIC MOMENT/ RUNAWAY

61. Ramones – Brain Drain
61
PET SEMETARY/ IGNORANCE IS BLISS/ ZERO ZERO UFO

60. The Cranberries – No Need to Argue
60
ZOMBIE/ I CAN’T BE WITH YOU/ ODE TO MY FAMILY

59. Alkaline Trio – Goddammit
59
CRINGE/ SOUTHERN ROCK/ COP

58. The Sisters of Mercy – First and Last and Always
58
SOME KIND OF STRANGER/ MARIAN/ NO TIME TO CRY

57. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
57
GIGANTIC/ BROKEN FACE/ WHERE IS MY MIND?

56. Rancid – Indestructible
56
SPIRIT OF ’87/ ARRESTED IN SHANGHAI/ INDESTRUCTIBLE

55. Minor Threat – Complete Discography
38
FILLER/ I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT/ IN MY EYES

54. Pansy Division – Wish I’d Taken Pictures
54
KEVIN/ SIDEWALK SALE/ THE ACHE

53. Bif Naked – I Bificus
53
VIOLENCE/ LUCKY/ ANY DAY NOW

52. Depeche Mode – Exciter
52
THE DEAD OF NIGHT/ DREAM ON/ THE SWEETEST CONDITION

51. The Cure – Wish
51
TO WISH IMPOSSIBLE THINGS/ APART/
FROM THE EDGE OF THE DEEP GREEN SEA

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Albums 50-1

To be continued

HeadphonesCOLOURS

-Dandy Jon-

Poems II: Spoken Word Recordings

Spoken word poetry I recorded recently.

Summer Thoughts: Poem/Journal Entry

Summer Thoughts:

It takes a lot in me to make the images I create, the artwork always railing against my own downfall, always railing against me in one way or another, some of this can be regarded as scattered thought, misplaced words, some of this can be regarded as poetry, or just self explanatory. Wandering through the hallways of my mind, opening each door, just to see how many more boxes I have yet to unpack, search through, arrange and toss aside. July, as I know it is just too long for me. I am not a person of summer, I was born under a September sky, and July just drags on and on and on. Depression, when optimism fails let me turn to you, come on lets burn out together, one bright spark, ignite, a star once called upon in these images that seep out of me, the artwork made from empathy, sprawled out, all magical thoughts, watercolors and pastel dreams, happiness and sadness, I can never really tell which is which when I feel as lost as this, late night poetry disguised as thoughts, nothing makes all too much sense except for this senseless beat, pounding in my head, pounding like drums, I could shout ONWARD, onward- but its been said before, in another confession, in this concession-stand that is my mind. When these thoughts of depression sing me a song, never out of tune, always ringing in my mind. Thoughts of late night depression and joys, and the tears I just can’t cry- not when there are many dreams to be chased, the tears I just can’t hide in painted memory, painted sympathy. A ghost peering in, the afterlife and afterthought, the people pointing fingers at one another, its a big bright world full of beauty and scars, political nonsense of insecurities, never will they ever get to the best of me, the best is yet to be come, to be, to be found deep inside someone else’s sympathy. I never celebrate the good times, the good times from here on out just seems like a myth, the beauty of life, and the irony has become quite funny to me, as much as I prepare for the bad times, the bad outweighs the good and that is alright, because the good times come and go and memories preserve them like snapshots, photographs for no one to see. Sometimes its the music that guides me, sometimes its lone inspiration, some say, winter can be the cruelest of all seasons, but I think summer is cruelest of all, coldest of all, a slow burn, all those with self righteous vanity, people that I don’t know but know me, simple handsome smiles, simpleton simplicities, brain-dead beauties with admirers who are just as simpleton as them, I’ve got no time for those who walk a jaded path, empty lives with nothing to prove, and sure, I am no saint but my fight is real, my words are mine alone, its always me with the paintbrush smearing lonely smiles across the canvas. I obsess over the little details that no one else can see, in the end it will always be me against me, me vs. integrity. The summer nights tend to drag on longer than any other nights within any other season. Any other season, summer, I can do without. A ghostly smile, a lonely speech, it takes a lot in me to pour out these words I keep deep inside, but I’ll let them pour, much like rain, on a night like this

-Dandy Jon-

The Long Gone Season

My Favorite Comedy Albums: Volume I

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First and foremost, I gotta say, I am a huge fan of stand up comedy.
Stand up comedy is my absolute favorite. I don’t enjoy regular comedy movies, I prefer watching stand up films, and I can spend many hours listening to various comedy albums and podcasts.

I’ve alway said that for me, the last true rebels are stand up comics, I’ve got nothing but
respect for anyone who can go up on the stage and take on the audience.
So, here is a list of my 10 favorite essential comedy albums. My first list,
there are MANY great comics out there, past and present.
And just like my other lists, I’ve included mentioning my favorites from each album.

:)

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10. Chris Hardwick – Mandroid
Mandroid
Dweebs/ The Other N Word/ Gramp Stamp

9. Natasha Leggero – Coke Money
Coke Money
Toilet Babies/ Girl, You Ain’t Got No Arms/ Hip Hop

8. Todd Glass- Todd Glass Talks About Stuff
Todd Glass Talks About Stuff
Domestitated/ Shamwow/ Bottled Hose Water

7. Rob Gleeson – Getting Normal
Getting Normal
Menorah/ Hooker Newscast/ Team Sports

6. Maria Bamford – Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
Baby Jesus/ Getting Older/ Love Songs

5. George Carlin – It’s Bad for Ya
It's Bad For Ya
Old Fuck/ Every Child Is Special/ You Have No Rights

4. Marc Maron – This Has To Be Funny
This Has to Be Funny
The Creation Museum/ Cat Guy/ Earl’s Rooter

3. Patton Oswalt – Finest Hour
Finest Hour
The Dumb Gay Friend/ The Best Comedy I’ve Ever Seen/ The Power Of Jesus

2. Margaret Cho – Revolution
Revolution
Asian Chicken Salad/ Choo Chow Ching Chong Lady/ Persimmon Diet

1. James Adomian – Low Hangin Fruit
Low Hangin Fruit
Straight Beer Ads/ Gay Villains/ Openly Closeted

:)

Long live stand up comedy.

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-Dandy Jon-