oh_deanna: (lana del rey // a shot rang out)
I know I talk a lot about my favourite bands on here (namely The Black Keys and Neutral Milk Hotel), but there's one more that I rarely mention (and I shall be remedying that today!), and that's The Allman Brothers Band. This band reminds me of being a kid. I listen to their albums and dream of summer days and long car rides, singing along to their songs with the windows rolled down and my hand waving out the side of the car. Their first couple of albums (The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, At Filmore East and Eat a Peach) are among my favourite albums of all time.

I'm talking about all this today because it's the 29th (at least it is over here), which means it's the 41st anniversary of Duane Allman's death. I always get sad thinking about it because I think the world lost a really talented musician that day, and he was only 24... he had his whole life ahead of him, and he was only going to get better as he went on. From wikipedia:

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician and the primary leader and co-founder of the The Allman Brothers Band, until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24.

Duane is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in the band, and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. His tone was named one of the greatest guitar tones of all time by Guitar Player. A sought-after session musician both before and during his tenure with the band, Duane Allman performed with such established stars as King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Herbie Mann. He also contributed heavily to the 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos.

Duane Allman’s skills as a guitarist were complemented by personal qualities such as his intensity, drive and ability to draw the best out of others in making music. He is still referred to by his nickname "Skydog"

On his gravestone is quoted the following (from something Duane wrote):
"I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it. . . seek knowledge from those wiser and teach those who wish to learn from me."

R.I.P Duane

19. Scream

May. 22nd, 2012 08:02 pm
oh_deanna: (fiona apple // flame)
A little subdued today. Just found out one of Mum's old high school friends died on Mum's birthday. Still no news from Dad's best friend who is in hospital. Ugh. And one of Mum's work friends might have lung cancer. I just. I know they say these things come in threes, so I hope that's it for now. Say a little prayer for those three.

#19. Scream (1996)

““You sick fucks. You’ve seen one too many movies!”
“Now Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!”

SYNOPSIS: One year after the death of Sidney Prescott's (Campbell) mother, two students turn up gutted. When a serial killer appears, Sidney begins to suspect whether her mother's death and the two new deaths are related. No one is safe, as the killer begins to pick everyone off one by one. Everyone's a suspect in this case.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is not just a good movie, but a good series. I love these movies so much, because not only do I find them genuinely scary, but they're also funny. They don't take themselves that seriously, and are able to point out and laugh at all the tropes of horror movies that have come before them. Neve Campbell is brilliant as Sidney; watching this movie, you will find yourself constantly rooting for her. It's awesome to see a capable female hero in a movie that takes care of herself and kills the bad guy and doesn't need a man to help her.
oh_deanna: (mine // crying)
I hope wherever you are, you're at peace now ♥ You were a lost soul, and music won't be the same without you.

And to everyone who plans on commenting with "was totally expecting it", please don't. I know we all knew there was a chance of this happening, but it doesn't make it any less sad or horrible.
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I'm devastated. I'm sobbing like a baby right now.

RIP darling. You were one of my idols; I've admired you for years. You will be missed, terribly :(
oh_deanna: (cocorosie // moustaches are ♥)
I'm supposed to be helping with dinner but someone sent me this link and NOOOO. I can't believe it. Well. Okay I kind of can. But it's just so sad to see him go the same way that so many other really talented people have. I mean - Layne Staley died the same way. And I watched him on Celebrity Rehab and I thought he was getting clean and stuff. Ugh. This just breaks my heart, it really does.

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Hey guys. Just wanted to let you all know that if you want to make donations to the victims of the Christchurch earthquake and their families, you can go here:

NZ Red Cross

Apparently the site has been crashing because lots of people are heading there to donate, but please please please try if you can afford to. These people need help.
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