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New here -hello to all [23 Oct 2007|02:45pm]

vivigrrl
God I thought I was the only one who remembered this movie. I rented it a few weeks ago and was surprised how valid it still was even out of school (out for many many years now). Glad to be here.
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There is a Secret World Concealed Within this One. [01 May 2006|02:49pm]

ecstasy_rising
This just felt like a very HHH rant.
(yanked from somewhere and edited for my own purposes and amusement)
There is a chasm between the lives we lead, and the lives we wish we led.

This world, the so-called “real world,” is just a front. Pull back the curtain and you’ll see the libraries are all filled with runaways writing novels, the highways are humming with escapees and sympathizers, all the receptionists and sensible mothers are straining at the leash for a chance to show how alive they still are. . . and all that talk of being practical and responsible and dependable and all sorts of other words ending in "ible" is just threats and bluffing to keep us from reaching out our hands and placing them around the neck of that heaven in reach before us.

You can taste it in the shock and roar of a first, unexpected kiss, or in the blood in your mouth that instant after an accident when you realize you’re still alive. It blows in the wind you feel on the rooftops of a really reckless night of adventure. You hear it in the magic of your favorite songs, how they lift and transport you in ways that no science or psychology or magic could ever account for. It might be you’ve seen evidence of it scratched into bathroom walls in a code without a key, or you’ve been able to make out a pale reflection of it in the prechewed and tasteless plots of movies they make to keep us entertained. It’s in between the words when we speak of our desires and aspirations, still lurking somewhere beneath the limitations of being “practical” and “realistic.”

When radicals stay up until sunrise, wracking their brains for the perfect sequence of words or deeds to fill hearts (or cities) with fire, they’re trying to find a hidden entrance to it. When children escape out the window to go wandering late at night, or freedom fighters search for a weakness in government fortifications, they’re trying to sneak into it—for they know better than us where those doors are hidden. It's in sadness that we as adults lose those forgotten ways. When teenagers vandalize a billboard to provoke all-night chases with the police, or anarchists interrupt an orderly demonstration to smash the windows of a corporate chain store, they’re trying to storm its gates.

There are those who live in those places that we can only visit. Poets and artists and madmen who venture out to the edge and beyond. The art that speaks to us of love and wonders undiscovered is their message back to us. Sometimes they come back. More often they are lost there forever, and can only provide us hints and clues of how to find them if we only dare to try.

When you’re making love and you discover a new sensation or region of your lover’s body, and the two of you feel like explorers discovering a new part of the world on a par with a desert oasis or the coast of an unknown continent, as if you are the first ones to reach the north pole or the moon, you are charting its frontiers.
It's not a safer place....Collapse )
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[02 Oct 2005|12:45pm]

allieoop72
[ mood | accomplished ]

hi i just joind this and i love this movie so much and christian slater i have seen every movie he ever made and have loved all of them. Well TALK HARD o and now that school is back do yoyr your homework in the dark!

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The Fury of New Orleans [04 Sep 2005|03:38am]

katfireblade
[ mood | grim ]

A friend of mine wrote this, and I simply had to share. I really dont know what "belongs" on this community, it seems to be a hodge podge, so I can delete it again upon request. This man is my very own Happy Harry Hard-on, a mixture of blinding intellect and, though it doesnt show here, the sexually perverse, and I thought people here might enjoy this.


We Have To Burn All The Flags
From: Thrasymachus
Date: Sep 3 2005 4:50AM
reposted with permission

I don't even know where to begin this post. I've been setting my fingers to the keyboard all day, and every time I start writing I become so incredibly angry that I want to smash my computer, to smash everything. To scream at the sunrise, and burn an American flag.

I'd burn all the American flags. Every single one of them, everywhere in the world. I'd even go and scrub off the American flag that the Iranian government has painted in the middle of some street. All the flags, all the patches, all the lapel pins. I'd destroy them. Every last one of them. I'd burn, melt, smash, tear, and utterly obliterate them all.

And why? Because today I saw George W. Bush standing in front of an American flag and congratulate himself for the fine job being done for the people of New Orleans, and because today I saw official after official stand at the White House podium, with two American Flags crossed proudly behind them, bearing witness as they lied and lied and lied and put political spin on this debacle, spinning while their countrymen died like dogs as a direct result of their own criminal incompetence and indifference to human life.

And these were his remarks:

"The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)"

While Bush was out there comforting Trent Lott and any other unfortunate racist millionaires who had tragically lost the porches of their vacation homes, a vast crowd of African Americans, trapped in New Orleans, was left to slowly die of starvation and disease. And the flag behind him had to listen to him talk.

Cut to keep scrolling down, more underneath the cut.Collapse )

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[31 Jul 2005|06:31pm]

iamacliche
[ mood | tired ]

I just recently read that there were some pro-rape communities on livejournal and that the livejournal abuse team is allowing these to stay posted.
as a rape survivor myself, but a supporter of free speech and fan of much music that speaks of similar things (although i often skip over the songs that are detailed)... i am not sure what i think.
so i thought i would poll the talk hard community to see what you all think.
please be honest and if your response is not listed, post a reply.
thank you.


Poll #543257 Censorship

Should a pro-rape community be allowed on Livejournal?

yes, i believe in free speech, no acceptions, even if i don't agree with it on a personal level
2(8.7%)
no. there is a difference between free speech and crime
13(56.5%)
it depends on if they give details or pictures... in which case no, but to say they are pro rape is just free speech
3(13.0%)
i don't agree with it, and would never be part of such a thing, but it should be allowed
5(21.7%)
yes it should be allowed, and there is nothing wrong with it
0(0.0%)
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turn it up... [29 Jul 2005|01:45am]

evanz1luv
[ mood | crazy ]

who is as bored as I am???

it's 1:46 am here, and I was just thinking to myself "damn watching pump up the volume sounds good right about now"

but then the I relized ( after searching my house top to bottom for the movie )
that I have recently lended out the movie to a friend of mine..isn't that a bitch now??? this sucks... Im goin to my friends house tomarow after work and get my movie back!! haha...

I know what you all are thinking , "why did she post that??"

Im thinking that too, I have gone nuts after relizeing i dont have the movie in sight...

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Just watched "Pump up the Volume" again-fucking brilliant! [02 Jul 2005|12:39am]

redlantern2051
[ mood | bouncy ]

As the title suggests, I am in the middle of "Pump..." again-its one of the finest movies I have ever seen, and I find it amusing, touching, and deep. I can't say enough good things about this film. Great script, great acting, great delivery.

It makes me want to find out all about Internet radio, and start listening in, then start broadcasting. Is it hard to do?

Jesus, its a great film. I find it inspirational. Basically, it's a flawless film. It is my favorite DVD, and i have over 200 to choose from!

++++++++++++++++++++Peace, everyone++++++++++++++++++++

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[19 Jun 2005|07:37am]

fantasyboy1013
I was watching, as a man talked to a child. She had burst her ballon, and wanted him to fix it. He told her, "Once it's broken, it can't be fixed." I wondered how true that statement was. I pondered over what other domains it held validity over. My heart. My life. And I just sat, and thought about this, for hours.

Have I burst my ballon with razor sharp mistakes? Can there be no salvation?

Hmmm.
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Approval? [18 Jun 2005|03:26am]

fantasyboy1013
(I decided to post this. I dont' really know why. I can delete it if requested)

She wasn't like me. She wanted a good life, and I can't blame her for that. I rock my head to the music in my car, smoking a hot "cancer stick", as she called them. I knew she didn't believe in the things she preached. She wanted me to take the easy road, like her, compromise for them. Make it okay to live in a muted world with people who don't know what real is. Her photos showed the progression. They were once real. They showed what she was, inside, deep, dark and tender. But she found what sold, and stumbled along in there, showing off her pretty pretty things, while she rotted inside. And now I drive, on the last tank I can afford, off into the sunset, off into uncertianty and chaos. Turmoil and resistance. This is the life I live. Because I will not give in.
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Talk hard motherfuckers. [14 Jun 2005|05:01am]

fantasyboy1013
I just watched the movie again. Realized just how punk it is, and how soft I've gotten. I'm so fuckin' emo right now, I hate it. So, in an effort to get back in touch with my true punk roots, I've joined this community. Let's screw some stuff up kids, and never give the hell up.

This is David, going out from Baltimore, MD. And my show is Heartsick Rage.

See you on the air.

P.S. Movie suggestion: No Vacancy. Not nearly as deep, but very funny.
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Radio broadcast [15 Apr 2005|07:46pm]

dradhan
um monday i guess will be the first broadcast of Talk Hard Radio!! i'll be playing some songs people haven't heard of as well as some they may have.. playing ones that were suggested here in the community.. and whatever me talking about stupid shit.

I'll be on msn messanger under talk__hard@hotmail.com... so send me an im if you want to chat..

the link to listen in is here http://monotonous.f2o.org/TalkHard/

theres also a list of songs I currently have for my play list though its not much cause I've only ripped like 10 of my 100+ cds.. I own pretty much 100% of the songs.. so fuck the record company.. like they'll care about what I'm doing..

if you have any ideas for themed shows send it over to the talk hard email..

and I guess thats it.. oh right what time.. it'll start at 11pm eastern standard time

people with modems might take a few seconds to connect but should be able to listen too.. I doubt I'm going to get 20 listeners but 22 is like my max number of listeners i can have witout it start to crap out.
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More radio [08 Apr 2005|08:32pm]

dradhan
Well I've gotten this far I ain't givin up.. couple of things

- thanks for the music suggestions people I've "aquired" some of the songs by the artist specified.
- I got an email for the radio any suggestions or crap like that can be directed there talk__hard[at]hotmail.com
- I'm not sure how many people my connection can handle listening... so there will be a test run satuday from 6pm (eastern) and on til i feel its enough (more info later on how to connect)
- if the test doesnt go 100% I have a friend that might be able to hook me up with his server for dirt cheap or maybe even free still gotta talk to him

thats the major stuff..

just replace the [at] in the email with the @ symbol.. why did I do that you may ask well there are spam bots that go around the net and collect emails so this is a easy way to just get around an easy copy paste job..

um.. i upped the stream to 56kbps so if you have a dialup you probably wont beable to listen unless your on a 56k modem, and even then you might have to buffer every now and again..

um what else, right the file to dl to listen is here:

http://monotonous.f2o.org/TalkHard.m3u

right click that link and save as so all you have to do is double clikc the file to opne up your player and listen in

It should play in all mp3 players that support url files.. so winamp, windows media player, realplayr (those 3 have been tested and worked, lastest versions obviously), musicmatch jukebox (not tested), not sure but yeah any troubles reply or send an email..

if I'm not broadcasting your obviously not going to beable to connect it'll just give you an error..

um other than that .. thats it.. please get your friend to listen on saturday.. the test run..

till then see ya

EDIT:

oh i've been playing around with the html output thing and heres some pages

http://monotonous.f2o.org/TalkHard/

it works for the most part ignore the requests thing, and the buy crap but it displays history and currently playing and link to listen.. so its cool for now.. oh and we need a logo
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Talk Hard Internet Radio [03 Apr 2005|03:35pm]

dradhan
Hey everyone I finially have the radio 90% working. Just for some reason every now and again the songs will sound like their skipping, and only a few of them... I think it has something to do with either me multitasking on the computer, or bad mp3 file/converting problem.. but it usualy fixes itself.

but yeah I'm thinking you guys need to give me some bands/songs to play things you like.. I refuse to play shit like brittney spears and corparte crap like that.. I'll play just about anything.. so just reply to this and add your suggestions...

the stream is set to 40kbps so if you have a 56k modem you might beable to play it not sure about that.. but for sure anything under that wont.. unless most of you have dialup then I'll lower the stream if you guys want

um as well time I'll be broadcasting.. I'm thinking 11pm weeknights eastern standard time.. and as the true show went til whenever I'll feel like it.. some nights I'll talk others not ya know whatever..

theres also places for requests and things like that, but I'll have to setup a website or something in conjuction with this community like add links on the side to request a song or something.. but yeah that'll come later

um other than that just stay tuned I guess I'll see wen the first broadcast will be.. and any other suggestions you guys have just reply
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good quote [03 Apr 2005|02:03am]

ishootcripples
[ mood | blah ]

"You hear, about some kid did something stupid-- something desperate. What possessed him? How could he do such a terrible thing? Well, (come here) It’s really quite simple, actually. Consider life of a teenager, huh? You have parents, teachers telling you what to do. You have movies, magazines, and TV telling you what to do, but you know what you have to. Huh? Your job, your purpose is to get accepted, get a cute girlfriend, and think up something great to do for the rest of your life. What if you’re confused and you can’t imagine a career? What if you’re funny looking and can’t get a girlfriend? You see, no one wants to hear it. But the terrible secret... is that being young, is sometimes less fun then being dead. Suicide is wrong, but the interesting thing about it, is how uncomplicated it seems. You know? There you are, you got all these problems swarming around in your brain, and here is one simple-- one incredibly simple solution. I’m just surprised it doesn’t happen everyday around here. Now, now, they’re going to say I said offing yourself was simple but no, no, no, no, no, it’s not simple. It’s like everything else, you have to read the fine print. For instance, assuming that there is a heaven, who would ever wanna go there? You know? I mean, think about it. It’s cool. You’re sitting there up on this cloud. It’s nice, you know it’s quite. There’s no, no teachers, there’s no parents. But guess what. There’s nothing to do, fucking boring. Another thing to remember about suicide, is that it’s not a pretty picture. I mean first of all, you shit your shorts, you know? So, there you are, dead. People are weeping over you, crying. Girls you never spoke to are saying, “Why? Why? Why?” And you have a load in your shorts. That’s the way I see it. Sue me. Now they’re saying I shouldn’t think stuff like this. They’re saying that something is wrong with me, that I should be ashamed. Well, I’m sick of being ashamed. I mean, aren’t you? I don’t mind being dejected and rejected but I’m not going to be ashamed about it. At least pain is real. You, you look around, and you see nothing is real, but at least the pain is real. You know even this show isn’t real. This isn’t me. I’m using a voice disguiser. I’m a phony fuck just like my dad. Just like anybody. You see, the real mean is just as worried as the rest of you. They say I’m disturbed. Well of course I’m disturbed. I mean we’re all disturbed, and if we’re not, why not? Doesn’t this blend of blindness and blandness want to make you do something crazy? Then why not do something crazy? It makes a hell of a lot more sense then blowing your fucking brains out! Go nuts! Go crazy! Get creative! You got problems? You just chuck’em. Nuke’em! They think you’re moody? Make them think you’re crazy. Make them think you might snap! They think you’ve got attitude? You show them some real attitude. I mean, go nuts! Get Crazy! Hey! No more Mr. Nice Guy!"

i know, i know... just a quote... but a good one...

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this hard talking has been so silent [27 Mar 2005|06:43pm]

velvetnclover
[ mood | curious ]

So i joined a while back when the community first started and i never actually posted. I was more of a lurker who just liked to read what others had to say because it inspired me to think. And it's really upsetting that there's only an average of one post a month, the community has 70 members and not one of us has anything to say? But what I think is that we do have something to say, we are just to goddamned lazy to actually say it and say it like we mean it. What the fuck do i know? I'm neither a sayer or a writer or any of those things I'm just a thinker. So guys i'm just saying dont be so silent all the time...pump up the volume.

once in a while you've got to burn down your house keep your dreaming alive

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HEY! [08 Mar 2005|08:56pm]

ishootcripples
[ mood | blah ]

hey everybody...
i go to north high school in phoenix or what used to be hubert high...

"Being a teenager sucks, but that's the point, surviving it is the whole point. Quitting is not going to make you strong--living will."

"There's nothing to do anymore. Everything decent's been done. All the great themes have been used up--turned into theme parks."

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[12 Feb 2005|10:48pm]

loor
My friend and I are training to get our own radio show at the University here.
On my application the question asked Why are you interested in CKCU?
I answered:
I love music. I want to inspire.
p.s. TALK HARD

I'll let you know when I get the show. It'll be in the middle of the night and you can listen online.

love,
HHH

;)
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[06 Jan 2005|01:16am]

believeitup
[ mood | contemplative ]

This seemed relevant to some of the issues that have come up in this comm before, so I thought I'd share.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/dailylj/52039.html?view=30023#t30023

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/buzz/archives/004083.html

http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/82926.html

"While you cannot generalize about LJers, a vast majority of them are engaged in acts of resistance regularly (think: subcultures, activists, youth rebels, etc.). They value LJ because it values them. They value LJ because it is a tool of resistance, an act of going against mainstream and representing those already marginalized by society - the geeks, freaks and queers among us. They don't want to be mainstream. They don't want their parents/authorities/oppressors using the same service. At the same time, LJ provides shelter, support, community. When someone threatens to commit suicide, LJ doesn't throw up its hand and scream "not my problem." There are folks who actually work to help friends help each other. They're not just an anonymous service - they care.

... Movable Type is a product; LiveJournal is a community. Six Apart is seen as a community that provides tools, not culture. I suspect that if LJ goes to SA, there will be discontent from LJ users even though the media and blogosphere will hail it as an exceptionally [insert business rhetoric here] deal. Even if Six Apart doesn't change a damn thing, i suspect that LJers will feel wary, unloved and co-opted by The Man. I can't imagine them going anywhere fast but i can't see them being happy either, nor can i see them continuing to contribute economically."--http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2005/01/04/the_cultural_divide_between_livejournal_and_six_apart.html

many thank to soultoad for first posting this quote.

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