Friday, May 18, 2012

Heros and the like.

Hi to all the other fans,

I was just going to share a little story.  On Monday I believe it was, these people from the school paper (or magazine I can't remember which) asked if I wanted to stand behind a podium and share who my hero was.  I jumped at the chance! When they told me to go ahead  I told them my hero was Mr. Manson himself.  The girl behind the camera got the biggest grin on her face.

Now let me explain, he's my hero because he's had a pretty hard life, and was getting blamed for shit (maybe he still is, I don't know for sure), that a lot of people may not be strong enough to live through.  He made it through all of that though without even considering killing himself, and when he went through his major dark period, he didn't kill himself then either.  He just put all that into his music and art and that's what makes him a true hero to me in my eyes.  Also if people would just get past his image, they'd see what a talented, smart, and quite funny man he actually is. 

Well, that's it for today. and don't forget tonight his show in Minnesota, Tomorrow in Wisconsin, and Sunday in Ohio, and the Canary Island show is canceled.

Until later,


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I Finally Got It

Hi all,

I did it, I finally got 'Born Villain' on Monday after going to three places (Best Buy: Shipment didn't come in, Hot Topic: Completely sold out, Finally Target: I thought that there was a snowball's chance in hell I'd find it there.  Much less an uncensored version but there it was, sitting there ONE copy, and it was uncensored) and all I can say is wow.  The album is wonderful! First off, the cover art, Oh My Fucking God, it's so great, and he's major hot in it (two tone blue and black....yes please).  Secondly, the music is covered in a thick layer of awesome sauce.  Granted, yes I will admit that this album is not as good as his older stuff, but people can't stay the same forever.  Manson decided to change some and it isn't a bad thing at all.  The tracks are different but great in their own way, especially Pistol Whipped and Breaking the Same Old Ground.  You're so Vain is great too, and this is coming from someone that HATES the Carly Simon version with an intense passion, the collaboration he did with Johnny Depp on guitar is awesome.

However, there are a few down sides, the packaging for one, its a flimsy tri-fold piece of cardboard that has a hard plastic square where the disk is supposed to sit.  Secondly, there is no lyric book and on the back of the CD's housing it says "lyrics at".  Lastly, there's one picture that I really hate for a reason I won't divulge, so I may just take a black piece of paper or a piece of poster board and put it over the image, or I may just never look at the case again.

And for all the people in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston...He'll be in your town on the 11th (Dallas at the Palladium, 8:00 PM), 12th (San Antonio at the Sunken Gardens, 7:00 PM) , and 13th (Houston at the House of Blues, 8 PM) so be there if you can!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wandering Mind

I was just sitting in the dirty old library at my shit hole of a community college this afternoon, trying to get some work done when the WiFi wasn't trying to cut out on me, or completely cut out.  I wasn't really paying attention when Pandora started playing Orgy's cover of 'Blue Monday', thus distracting me from what I was supposed to be doing (like I could get anything done anyway).  I thought to myself, that I'd love to hear a Manson cover of this song.

There are people on youtube that claim that the version of  'Blue Monday' they had uploaded is Mr. Manson's but in reality it isn't, it's just Orgy's again and how anyone could actually think the guy from Orgy sounds anything like MM is beyond me, they sound nothing alike.  I want a real Manson cover of that song damn it! I don't think it will ever happen though, which is a shame. 

He's done so many wonderful covers from Sweet Dreams to You're so Vain.  Why not one more? I mean yeah his fans (me being one of them ;) ) want kick ass original work as well, but every time I hear Orgy's version I can't help but think Manson could do a better version (sorry Orgy fans). I mean, lets face it, that song would sound amazing with the sandpaper roughness of his voice, with a slightly darker tone to the melody of the song itself.

Before I get back to doing what I was trying to get done this afternoon. Just a friendly reminder :), Friday, MM will be at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey (show starts at 8 I believe). I hope everyone that has/had tickets has/had a great time.

Also, just in case I can't get around to posting this weekend he has two more shows:

Saturday, May 5 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE and
Sunday, May 6 in Grand Rapids, MI @ the Orbit Room

~Goodnight for now~


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Really Don't Understand Some People's Reasoning

Hi everyone,

I was just thinking, there was the website I ran across a few weeks ago and I was discussing it with my best friend (not in great detail but I brought it up).  The website contains some testimonials from people (girls I assume) who met Manson around 96 and 97, (except for one because John 5 was mentioned and he joined in 98(?)) and how great they were personally, and all that shit.  If it did happen, wonderful, fine, its great you met them, but I doubt they said it happened in that way, if it happened at all.  Sure SOME parts of it might have happened but I don't know if it happened exactly the way they said it did, and that's where I have my doubts (people lending people money...etc.)

Granted, yes I'd love to meet them and I bet that Marilyn and Twiggy are very nice people.  From all accounts I've read and seen they seem like they would be, however, I don't think that all the accounts on that website are accurate. This may seem like a jealousy rant, but it really isn't because while I would love to meet Mr. Manson himself, it'll probably never happen and I have no jealousy for the people that do/did (well maybe a little but I'm not going with a teenager's account on what happened when they went to a Manson concert).

Speaking of Concerts....the tour continues tonight at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey and they'll be in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the House of Blues the show starts at 8:00 pm.  Tell me about it if you went...I wanna know.

All the Manson love in the world

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome to the Layer

Hi to all the Manson fans out there.  This is going to be my unofficial Manson blog, and this is my first blog ever.  I figured I'd make it interesting and it will have postings on the tour, albums and all things Manson fans want to know.

A little about me, I've been a Marilyn Manson minion since middle and high school.  I lost interest for a while,  then I came back hard core at the end of last year and yes I'm one of those people that thinks he's hot, however, that's not the ONLY reason I love this man.  I think he's a fantastic artist and musician and I hope he keeps making CD's and paintings for years to come and when it comes to interviews he has tons of personality and is extremely well spoken.  So I figured it appropriate that I with the help of my best friend, start a blog about the man himself.

I figured I'd start today because:
A.) It's the first of the month and I decided that the first would be a nice day to start instead of some random day at the end or middle of the month. and,
B.) 'Born Villain' dropped today so I could have some news to report
So I want to give a huge congrats to Manson on releasing what I hope to be a wonderful new album, but from what I've heard I loved 'No Reflection' (and if you haven't checked out the video for it yet, DO IT NOW, I'll wait) and the Bonus track 'You're so Vain' done with Johnny Depp are great. I for one can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

As for the 'Hey Cruel World' Tour, which, sadly, isn't coming to California began on the 27th (to my knowledge) and tonight he's performing at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD (Show starts at 8) so if you're out that way, and have or can get tickets (I believe the show is sold out) let me know how it was.

Thanks for reading and I'll try to keep it interesting.