Well Im really pleased that I've finished my latest entry on the "Rock Ressurected" Circle Journal that Im still over the moon to be a part of. This CJ from Liz is all about the ultimate feel-good rock song. I really struggled with this theme at first as I took feel-good to mean happy, bouncy, joyful smily. Then I received the book and was really pleased to find that Liz actually meant rock songs that make you feel like a bad-ass! Because lets face it rock and metal isn't about being happy its about being cool and feeling cool - and sometimes angry - but not really happy unless you're talking cheesy rock - and Im not opposed to prancing about to Living on a Prayer I can tell you!
So I sat with itunes on and listened to a variety of songs that I've loved over the years including Korn, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine and let myself feel the music so I could truly choose a song that always has and still does make me feel baaaad! And eventually I found it:
"Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson. And I got to use my favourite Stampotique stamps. Here's the pics:
The rule was that it had to be flat which was a challenge because it meant really having to create.
The journaling reads... "Are you one of the Beautiful People?" Marilyn manson shouted to the crown at Reading festival, 1997. I screamed, "Yeeeeeeeeees!!" I was a lone voice surrounded by a lot of people who had clearly never herad of him. They were all indie fans. And me? Well, I was ROCK!!!
Thsi song epitomises one of the things i love about rock music - freaking "normal" people out. Queuing up at the Krazy House club in Liverpool, "normals" would shout "freak" and "weirdo" at us not realising that it was a compliment. They never seemed to get that "Beautiful People" come in all different packages.
this isn't a pretty rock song its truly alternative not a song that non fans can really appreciate (especially if watching the vidoe) its freaky and its weird and its cool and its makes me feel...
Hope Liz likes it. xxx