Thursday, 2 February 2012

Beautiful People

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


  1. Fabulous stuff - I love it - it's gorgeous and the use of the Stampotique people simply genius! Fantastic song choice too!

  2. It's a fabulous page-and yes, rock is cool!

  3. This is gorgeous Sian, really lovely. One of my favourite MM songs too. I have only seen them once live, but what a show!

  4. This is fan-bloody-tastic Sian :)

    Great song choice too.
    That little rock hand with guitar necks is ace - is that a sticker or did you find it on t'web somewhere?