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Here’s To You Xenites!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2012 by TheFifthSister

This one is dedicated to all the Xenites.

So, I’ve been back from XenaCon for a few days and I miss y’all like crazy. What an amazing weekend, am I right? Thank you to all who were part of it!

I left feeling so inspired and wanted to express my gratitude. This is a song I wrote a few years ago and usually I dedicate it to my best friend when I perform. It reminds me of Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship. And it reminds me of the Xenites I’ve been friends with for a while and the new friends that I made at the con. I had it stuck in my head all weekend and now I wanna share it with you.

Love and gratitude to you all. The Xenaverse fills me with so much goodness, hope and wonder.

Battle on!

P.S. I filmed this at work yesterday… Hence why I keep looking to my left/right 😛

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Happy 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2012 by TheFifthSister

Happy New Year one and all!

Hope everyone had a lovely festive season. Decided against resolutions… instead I’m just determined to be more creative. Today I’m working on lyrics, trying to get a good body of work completed so I can try to do some recording and get songs out there.

I’ve also discovered Instagram for iPhone. What fun that is so far. Going to attempt a project a friend of mine did last year; photo a day. We’ll see how long that lasts.

My life currently though is just revolving around getting ready for XenaCon at the end of the month. I cannot wait to meet Lucy Lawless and Renée O’Connor. I love those two. And talking to Melissa Good about her work. Gods, this trip is gonna be amazing!

Well I hope y’all have got exciting times ahead!

Best wishes for 2012

Chosen One

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 16, 2011 by TheFifthSister

I’m totally slacking on my updates this month….

So, anyone who knows me know that my favourite band in the world Universe is Sci-Fried.

They rock. True story. In fact, they rock so much that they have their own video game! Another true story.

Chosen One is an RPG based on the song of the same name. It’s modelled on old school RPG games, the likes of Legend Of Zelda, and it features band members KSV, Dr Vern, Dammit Jim and Chuck on a quest to save the princess from the evil warlord Sunshine (it’s an ironic nickname!) Sunshine also happens to Sci-Fried bassist! There’s lots of references to a host of fandoms, games and general geekdom. It’s easy to play. The design and look of the game is quite cool (it was fun to spot all the Sci-Fried things in different areas of the game). It’s a great running commentary for anyone who’s ever played and enjoyed an RPG video game.

It features their friends as characters along the way… and I get to be the wisecrackin’ fairy, sent to aid the quest. Yup, I feature in the game as the fairy guide to KSV which doubles as the game menu.

Let me tell you that is the greatest thing in the world! I am so touched, happy, hyperactive, goddamn excited that they did that for me! I admire Sci-Fried so much, really look up to them as musicians and songwriters and nerds and this is the treatment I get. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU GUYS!

So, yes, I have motivations for people playing this game. Bragging rights. Spreadin’ the Sci-Fried love. The total epicness that is a quality, entertaining game. Not to mention it features some awesome 8-bit versions of some of my fave Sci-Fried tracks.

Please support a talented band.

Download Chosen One FREE from their site and check out their music today!
www.sci-fried.com

Me with Chuck, Dr Vern and KSV of Sci-Fried

Artwork

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2010 by TheFifthSister

So I decided to make some artwork for the newest tracks that have gone up at myspace. I thought I’d post them here and also preview the art for the next songs to go up once I’ve finished recording and mixing them

  

Girl and her Wolf

Destructo Girl                            

Getaway

Time

My favourite out of all these has got to be the Girl and her Wolf artwork, mainly cause I did those trees myself. On paint!! The girl on the artwork for Destructo Girl  is actually the character “Goth Girl” that I created as part of my “Goth Girl and other misfits” art that I’ve been drawing for years… maybe I’ll use some of the other characters I created in the future on other artwork. But I drew her. Yup.

All artwork was created by me, using paper, pencils, pen and paint (the software)…. and photoshopping some items (i.e. the clock and guitar case)

Well, let me know what you think and which ones you’re favourite. Getaway and Time are hopefully coming within the next month or so, so check back soon.

Much love and many hugs
*HUGS*

Recommendations

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2, 2009 by TheFifthSister

I’m procrastinating from both studying and songwriting so I thought I’d write another blog… okay, I thought I’d rant a little. But here’s some recommendations

Recommended music
Pat Benatar! (everything she has ever done!! She is the Queen of Rock!!)
The Birthday Massacre! (best place to start is their live album Show And Tell!)
Bif Naked! (especially The Promise)
Jonathan Coulton! (especially the live album Best. Concert. Ever. if you like acoustic music)
Nerf Herder! (especially IV)
Ugly Kid Joe! (great 90s grunge/metal band. Recommend America’s Least Wanted)
Pearl Jam! (especially Vs and Pearl Jam)
Green Day! (any album but American Idiot!)
The Ramones! (get the Anthology and work from there!)
Screaming Banshee Aircrew! (especially When All Is Said And Done)
D.J Sharman’s Blues Bar! (for all the blues lovers out there!)

Recommended TV
Anything starring Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs
Charmed
(my favourite show)
Sanctuary (an amazing show that I’m addicted to)
Anything created by Joss Whedon
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Farscape
(one of the greatest TV shows that will ever be created)
Stargate SG-1 (especially the Vala seasons)
Battlestar Galactica
Picket Fences
Family Guy
Marvel
cartoons (especially the original X-Men, Marvel Action Hour and X-Men Evolution)

Recommended movies
Anything starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Underworld trilogy
Tim Burton
movies (especially Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks and Edward Scissorhands)
Serenity
The Crow
Ghost World
(then you’ll understand my Catwoman mask)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, etc.
Wayne’s World 1&2
Kevin Smith
movies (especially Mallrats)
Studio Ghibli movies (especially Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away)
Tartan Extreme Movies (Japanese, Korean and Chinese horror films. Recommend the original Ring trilogy, Tale of Two Sisters, original The Eye and Battle Royale)
The Grudge 2 (Ju-On 2 the original Japanese movie)
Old classic horror movies – no remakes!! (Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser 1-3, Friday the 13th, Stephen King’s It, The Exorcist Director’s Cut)
Disney Pixar movies (especially Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc.)
Marvel movies (especially the X-Men series, Daredevil and the Spiderman trilogy)

Recommended Books
Anything by Marcus Sedgwick (especially The Dead Days Omnibus/The Book of Dead Days & The Dark Flight Down, My Sword Hand Is Singing & Kiss Of Death and Blood Red, Snow White: A Novel of the Russian Revolution)
Anne Rice (Interview With A Vampire is really interesting)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Koji Suzuki
(author of the Ring trilogy.Highly recommend Dark Water)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Charmed books!

Much love and many hugs.
Stay safe, give love and look after one another
*HUGS*

My Halloween playlist 2009

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2009 by TheFifthSister

Set them up, hit random and parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtay!!!

01. Happy Hallowe’en – Die So Fluid
02. The Monster Mash – The Misfits
03. Living Dead Girl – RobThe Zombie
04. Dragula – Rob Zombie
05. This Is Halloween – Marilyn Manson 
06. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? – MxPx
07. Ghostbusters – NoFX
08. Mogura – Puffy AmiYumi (sounds Halloweenesque)
09. Creepy Doll – Jonathan Coulton
10. Insect Boy – Screaming Banshee Aircrew
11. Hello Mr Hyde – Screaming Banshee Aircrew
12. Scream Baby Scream – Wednesday 13
13. Skeletons – Wednesday 13
14. I Zombie – White Zombie
15. Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls – White Zombie
16. Buffy theme
17. The X-Files theme
18. Dead In Hollywood – Murderdolls
19. Dawn of the Dead – Murderdolls
20. I Walked With A Zombie – Wednesday 13
21. Pet Semetary – The Ramones
22. Re: Your Brains – Jonathan Coulton
23. Skullcrusher Mountain – Jonathan Coulton
24. Ha Ha You’re Dead – Green Day
25. I’m Your Boogie Man – White Zombie
26. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
27. Ghost of Vincent Price – Wednesday 13
28. American Wolves In London – Wednesday 13
29. Horror Show – The Birthday Massacre
30. Vampire – Bif Naked
31. Love At First Fright – Murderdolls
32. WWVII Parts 1 & 2 – Sum 41
33. Pain For Pleasure – Sum 41
34. Redeemer – Marilyn Manson
35. Evil Genius – Pat Benatar
36. Live – Paul and Storm
37. Slept So Long – Jay Gordon

Happy Halloween y’all!     

 

They’re all (mostly) in a YouTube playlist here

What do you want me to play?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2009 by TheFifthSister

Okay, so I had this idea this morning that I would play one of my songs for y’all in a video and then post it for y’all to watch. This is because I know some of y’all are on the other side of the world to me and I thought you might like a video of me performing. I may do it in my bedroom, or a bathroom concert (Ellen has the best ideas!!!). I don’t know.

Anyhoo, I’m going to let y’all decide what song it is. You only get one vote so make it count! These are all the songs that are up at myspace.com/laurenfurze so give them a listen to if you’re not sure.

 

Voting ends Monday so vote fast!!

Much love and many hugs
*HUGS*