While the stupid crap that is the lack of certain usages of blogging on this site are unavailable to me, leaving me with the terrible font of Times New Roman, in pops your third volume of the Atroo Spotlight. Why is the term redunancy used in the title? Well, I've done this already; I did the very first Dogs of the Atroo in the Chat Room Group. It was epic and it sparked a movement within the group. Sadly, not everyone on FanNation (I think) wasnt able to view it. I wont dig deep like I did that time, but I'm sure just a few sentences will blow your minds.
On with it!
Favorite Team: Boston Red Sox
I guess you could say that becoming a fan of these guys during 2003 was perfect timing, eh? I think I naturally became a fan of the Sox, seeing how I live no where near the state of Massachusetts. (Louisiana)
Honorable Mention: North Carolina Tar Heels, LSU Tigers, Chicago Bears
Favorite Athlete (s): Josh Beckett, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell, JD Drew, Jason Varitek, Hideki Okajima, Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon, Jacoby Ellsbury, Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka...
You get the picture.
Honorable Mention: Kyle Farnsworth (because he sucks so much)
Favorite Movie (s): The Shawshank Redemption
I really dont know what my favorite movie is. I know what my Top 5 is, though:
1. Apocalypse Now
2. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Pulp Fiction
So, yeah. I basically picked out of that. It's tough, I've seen more movies than you might see in your entire life already at the age of 18 1/2.
Honorable Mention: Just pick one of those that I left off from the Top 5, you doofus.
Favorite Artist: Metallica
No surprise here, right? Since 1983 they've been the biggest band in the world outside of U2. The albums Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice For All are some of the best records I've ever heard. Not only do they feed my need for music but I relate to them in many ways. You cant deny artists who connect with you as a person.
Honorable Mention: Pink Floyd
Favorite TV Show (s): South Park, Seinfeld
Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Jerry Seinfeld are geniuses. Seinfeld is the greatest television show ever known, and South Park is easily the most outrageously comical show to grace the b00b tube.
Favorite Video Game: Halo series
If only energy swords and battle axes were something you could buy at Walmart.
Favorite Sport to Play: Basketball
Being the little guy makes it all the more satisfying when I embarass you.
Favorite Month: October
Why did I even create this stupid question in the first place for the Dogs of the Atroo? Whatever. Like I said then, you've got football and baseball crankin' at this time of the year. Boo-ya.
Favorite Sporting Event (s): Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, March Madness
Cop-out? Yes. But I love them all!
Favorite Blog on FanNation: Daily Sports Specials
We pwn, simply put. I'm a blogger there so it makes it the best by default.
Favorite Blog on Internet: N/A
Lame ass question.
Now for the stuff that'll surely get you to figure out what goes on in my mind. Or not... whatever.
Mac's Top 25 Songs
25. Crime of the Century - Supertramp
Upon the first few listens, this song was an instant Top 10'er. Then the lack of lyrics and how it left so much on the table became obvious, and the song slowly started to dwindle down the list. A song that is 5:35 long that really should be at least 7:30. The sax/piano combo that closes it off is still enough to put it in a high spot.
24. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
Really cool how the guy who did my Senior portraits used this song on the CD tutorial that featured all the pics. I'm a sexy b*tch, but this song behind it was awesome.
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?
23. Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd
Great, no, epic song.
22. The End - The Doors
Honestly, I think I'd enjoy this song even more if I had access to acid.
21. AEnima - Tool
Just read the lyrics.
F8ck L Ron Hubbard and f8ck all his clones.
F8ck all these gun-totin, hip gangster wannabes.
(Learn to swim x 7)
F8ck retro anything.
F8ck your tattoos.
F8ck all you junkies and f8ck your short memory.
(Learn to swim x 7)
F8ck smiley glad-hands with hidden agendas.
F8ck these dysfunctional, insecure actresses.
(Learn to swim x 6)
Cuz I'm praying for rain.
And I'm praying for tidal waves.
I wanna see the ground give way.
I wanna watch it all go down.
Mom please flush it all away.
I wanna see it go right in and down.
I wanna watch it go right in.
Watch you flush it all away.
Time to bring it down again.
Don't just call me pessimist.
Try and read between the lines.
I can't imagine why you wouldn't welcome any change, my friend.
I wanna see it all come down.
Suck it down.
Flush it down.
20. Angel of Death - Slayer
If there was anyone in the music business that was fit to portray Joseph Mengele and the horrors of his works in the Holocaust, it was Slayer.
Pumped with fluid, inside your brain.
Pressure in your skull begins pushing through your eyes.
Burning flesh, drips away.
Test of heat burns your skin, your mind starts to boil.
Frigid cold, cracks your limbs.
How long can you last
In this frozen water burial?
19. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
This long, drawn out epic just might be Maiden's greatest contribution to metal.
18. One - Metallica
This song started to slip its way down the list...and then, suddenly, as James, Jason, and Kirk simultaneously begin to fire off in what can only be described as machine-gun fire, metal-gasmic epic riffage, the song shot back up my list.
17. Working Man - Rush
Awesome bass and drum play here.
16. With or Without You - U2
Simply put, it's Bono's invigoratingly powerful voice that captivates me, forcing my hand in putting it here. Bono has to be considered one of the best vocalists in rock history. Definitely in my Top 5, with the likes of Mercury and Plant.
15. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
The jazzy flow of this hits me right in the stomach... hard.
14. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
13. Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
Thanks to Long John Baldry and other friends, Elton in 1969 turned away from a marriage to a then girlfriend and even suicide, and was able to eventually "come out" and be one of the most integral pieces to the music world.
I never realized the passing hours of evening showers.
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams.
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene.
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen.
It's four o'clock in the morning.
Damn it, listen to me good.
I'm sleeping with myself tonight.
Saved in time, thank God my music's still alive.
12. Time - Pink Floyd
Dark Side's best right here.
Home, home again.
I like to be here when I can.
And when I come home cold and tired it's good to warm my bones beside the fire.
Far away across the field.
The tolling of the iron bell, calls the faithful to their knees to hear the softly spoken magic spells.
11. Creeping Death - Metallica
My need to head bang shall never be denied!
Die! Die! Die!
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10. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
Ahhhh... this song probably isn't better than a lot of the stuff that came before it, but you cant deny something you've become addicted to over the course of two or three weeks.
9. Echoes - Pink Floyd
Sit in a chair, with your mind set on something like a project for school or work and this song going in the background. Do it, you know you want to.
8. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
It's the trio-guitar solo that puts it here. You know it to be true.
7. Baba O'Riley - The Who
Greatest intro to a song, EVER. Ever, ever. Ever.
Out here in the fields I farm for my meals.
I get my back into my living.
I don't need to fight to prove I'm right.
I don't need to be forgiven.
Don't raise your eye.
It's only teenage wasteland.
Sally, take my hand.
We'll travel south cross land.
Put out the fire and don't look past my shoulder.
The exodus is here.
The happy ones are near.
Let's get together before we get much older.
It's only teenage wasteland.
They're all wasted!
6. Bleeding Me - Metallica
There is so much damn emotion in this song. And I mean that musically, lyrically, and vocally.
5. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Makes ya think of Syd, does this song.
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war,
for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, running over the same old ground.
What have we found
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
4. One - U2
I sort of wonder why there's any ambiguity involved in this. Just watch the damn music video and read the lyrics and it's clear - it's about a son coming home to his father, explaining him he's gay and getting nothing in return. The meaning to this song is why it's so high, regardless of how beautiful it is to my ears.
Did I ask too much?
More than a lot.
You gave me nothing, now it's all I got.
But we're not the same.
See we hurt each other.
Then we do it again.
‘Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love is a higher law'
You ask me to enter but then you make me crawl.
And I can't keep holding on to what you got when all you've got is hurt.
3. Piano Man - Billy Joel
When you can't help but sing every single lyric to a song, you know it's a Top 5 favorite.
Now Paul is a real estate novelist who never had time for a wife.
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy.
And probably will be for life.
And the waitress is practicing politics, as the businessman slowly gets stoned.
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness.
But it's better than drinkin' alone.
Sing us a song you're the piano man.
Sing us a song tonight.
Well we're all in the mood for a melody and you got us all feeling alright.
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
Just read what I said for "Piano Man", the same description works for this one as well.
Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink champagne on ice.
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device.'
And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast.
They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast.
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door.
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before.
'Relax,' said the night man, 'We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!'
And now... it's time for the #1 song. You ready? It's been one hell of a roller coaster so far... here comes the double barrel roll loop-de-loop.
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1. To Live is to Die - Metallica
With music, most people try to find bands and songs that relate to them and connect to their life. For me, this is my tribute to my late grandfather, Clifton "Paw" Melancon whom passed away on February 20th, 2008. There was a night after getting home from the hospital after seeing him, when I listened to this song. I already knew its meaning -- a tribute to former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton who died an extremely gruesome death in 1986 -- and as I was in bed listening to it in the darkness of my own room, I began to cry. It was the first time that I had let any emotion free in the days since seeing my grandfather in the hospital, basically with his days numbered on this Earth. In the days and weeks following his death and even now, every time I listen to the song it had/has the same effect. And I'm sure in the years to come with the passing of many family members and friends, this song will transform itself into an ode to the dearly departed.When a man lies he murders some part of the world.These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives.All this I cannot bear to witness any longer.Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home?
So, I'm Mac. Guess that makes you a PC.