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Date: 2008-08-16 10:32
Subject: Natasha Lee featured on Suvivor Radio Cafe today!
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Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Tags:survivor radio cafe
Hey guys, I'll be on Survivor Radio Cafe Today, talking about musical interpretations for survivors of trauma and grief. Here's the scoop:

"Trauma Survivors and supporters are encouraged to listen to our 1 1/2 hour broadcast with our special guest; Survivor and Musician Natasha Lee (A.K.A. Nattie). She is going to interpret some of the most heart-wrenching, healing and relatable songs for survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and the aftermath, as well as songs about grief, comfort, longing and support. We will also play a special cover version of the Tori Amos song "Purple People" performed by Natasha herself in her own style as she explores the world of interpretation. This is Survivor Radio Cafe's very first ever broadcast so tune, call in and ask questions. This is going to be a delightful show full of surprises!"

Come Join us at 2pm Pacific Time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivorradiocafe


I will be interviewed by the lovely Haullie, whom most of you already know..anyways tune in!!
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2008-03-28 19:44
Subject: Pfft
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Hmm, nothing new around these parts.
xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-10-09 17:53
Subject: ACK!
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My computer crashed the other day and I lost everything. Like, everything.
xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-08-07 10:57
Subject: Buy me a ticket!
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Mood:blahblah
Anyone feel like buying me a Platinum VIP ticket (or just a regular ticket) to Tori Amos' Vancouver show?? They go onsale tomorrow and I, surprise!, can't afford to buy a ticket.

Hmm, anyone?

http://www.thetoristore.com/go/cart.php

Didn't think so...
xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-07-26 19:38
Subject: Tori Fans!
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Mood:amusedamused
Music:Datura - Tori Amos
Tags:favourite songs, tori
Hey TORI fans, I want you to tell me what your two favourite songs by Tori are. NOW!
xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-07-22 16:10
Subject: Life as I know it...
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Mood:gigglygiggly
Music:Mama Bea: Natasha Lee
Tags:etymologies & endings
Things have been weird lately, but that's life I've come to realize. These are the things that are new with me:

~I went camping this weekend and swam in the best lake EVER. I also got the sweetest tan ever. Ha!

~Mushrooms have been an excellent way to make sense of all this life and death nonsense lately. no I'm not running away from my pain, I'm rather dealing with it in a spiritual way. Every time I've taken them I've had a serious spiritual enlightenment.

~I have written 5 full songs for my next album Etymologies & Endings of which I have performed for an audience and am now arranging and perfecting for the studio album. I have a bunch of unfinished songs still to work on, but I was getting ready for a show for about a month and had to decide who to pick for the show and who could wait. Anyways, now I have the time to arrange and finish them too, not to mention compose songs that have yet to be translated. Anyways, it's very exciting to me and I can't wait to show you guys my new songs. The titles so far are: Angels; The Round; I Am Not Gone; Distorted Faerie; Mama Bea; Hard to Say Goodbye; and Make It.

xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-06-21 12:49
Subject: Quiz!
Security: Public
Mood:calmcalm
You Are 4% Spoiled

You are definitely not spoiled. You've worked hard for what you have.
Down to earth and grounded, you don't need a lot to make you happy.


Ha.
xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-06-20 12:45
Subject: Personality Test--Take it!!
Security: Public
Mood:amusedamused
Music:Roosterspur Bridge -- Tori Amos
Tags:personality test
I just took this awesome Personality Test, I suggest everyone take it and post it on their LJ. It takes about 10-15 minutes, there's a very small signup and it's free--but it's TOTALLY WORTH IT.

You can take the test here: http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1

Here's what I got, I'd say it's dead on.


Idealist:

Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.


Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.


Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.


Idealists are rare, making up between 20 and 25 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.


The Four types of Idealists are:
Healers (INFP) | Counselors (INFJ) | Champions (ENFP) | Teachers (ENFJ)


I think I'm a healer. :P

Healer:
Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they're anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity (around one percent of the population), Healers can feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.

Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.

At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.


xo
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-05-01 13:53
Subject: American Doll Posse Day!
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Location:Home
Mood:excitedexcited
Music:American Doll Posse - Tori Amos
Tags:adp, tori amos
Tori's new album American Doll Posse was released today. I just finished listening to it from beginning to end with the special edition booklet. After the last chord on "Dragon," the last song on the album, I said aloud, "Wow. That was massive. That was most amazing thing ever." { <----I really said that!}

This is probably the best album I've heard this side of the 20th century since Bowie and T.Rex were glamming up the early 70s.

I've heard the album numerous times before today, but with the booklet and all my little theories and thoughts, the album just came alive. I love it, it's my favourite album ever now. It's pure beauty contained within a 79 minute capsule of time and it's euphoric. Holy shit.

Santa (Sanatorium)


I love Santa, she's amazing. Look at her quote,
"What do you see when you look in the mirror? Stop, Don't turn away. Stay a while. Let's look closer. No. You are not allowed to find the faults first, not in my game.
We will find the Beauty first."

I can't believe how much I love this character. "Dragon" is my favourite song, Santa sings it, it's amazing, it's love. Ever since I heard "Dragon" it was my favourite song, in my head, it's a plea to my mother, the "Stay a while" part mostly. I find a lot of the songs on this album are helping me through this grieving period. The songs that are helping the most are, "Bouncing off Clouds", "Digital Ghost", "Girl Disappearing", "Beauty of Speed", "Almost Rosey", "Dark Side of the Sun", and, of course, "Dragon".

Pip (Expiratorial)


My second favourite song is "Body and Soul". Wouldn't you know it, Santa sings it with Pip. I just love how heavy Pip's songs are. I love the heavy sound of this album, period. I love the picture of her with the tomahawk, I fucking love the warrior vibe.

My third favourite doll is Isabel. It's true her hair is wack on the cover of the album, but check her out when her hair isn't pulled back, she's beautiful. I love all of her songs, they're fucking beautiful.

My fourth favourite doll is Clyde, she has a beautiful message too,
"When I meet a person I try and see not their mask, with it's defenses, but what's underneath."

I find I try to do the same thing, and I understand that can be hard sometimes.

Tori is not my least favourite, but I'm putting her last because I've explored her character a lot in the past eight years, I'd like to get to know these other characters better.

I highly recommend this album to anyone who hasn't already thought to buy it. When you do, get the special edition and explore the album; look at the characters and try to get your own meanings from their messages and pleas. This album has made me feel like I need to stand up and fight for something, I haven't quite figured the whole thing out yet, but I know something big is coming.

I love that I have to do research for this album to understand it more. I love it. It gives me time to think and do things to keep my mind busy, since I'm not working anymore. (Yes, I quit my job, I'm on sick leave.)

If you want to listen to the entire album without buying it to test it out first, go to http://www.myspace.com/toriamos to listen to the whole thing free. It's worth it.

Love,
N~
xo

P.S.-Isn't the bonus song on the DVD to die for, Josh, Aimee??
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Natasha Lee~
Date: 2007-04-21 11:37
Subject: My advice...
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Mood:geekygeeky
I've seen so many journal entries where my friends are complaining about this and that infection and how many antibiotics they've been on.

You guys here's my advice: STOP TAKING ANTI-BIOTICS. Especially if you can cure yourself with herbal remedies, less stress, more sleep, drink tea, take vitamins, and just take care of yourself. Doctors are trying to slow down on the amount of anti-biotics they are handing out because the viruses are becoming immune to the drugs because everyone's taking so many anti-biotics. Another thing: if you're on anti-biotics, don't stop taking them halfway through, it'll fuck you up and you'll get worse.

This is not a personal attack so much as it's good advice. I was stuck on taking tonnes of anti-biotics and it made me really sick (virus after virus) until I decided I was going to try to fight it with herbs, teas, garlic and good sleep. Eat lots of fresh garlic, drink teas with a quarter of a lemon squeezed in and eat the lemon, take a multi vitamin, drink teas with ginseng in them, rest when you're sick, don't work when you're sick, eat well and healthy, stay away from sugars when you're sick, try "live bacterial culture" yogurt and acidopholus (a vitamin you can get at the drugstore which boosts your body with positive bacteria to help fight illness). Mostly when you're sick, REST! You have to allow your body to heal or it won't heal. It's simple. Take care of you, you guys know I love you why don't you love yourselves?

Please stop worrying about why doctors won't give out prescriptions, they are doing more good than harm. I know it's really easy to take a pill to help with getting better but you need to make more of an effort than that. When a person takes antibiotics it kills all the bacteria in your body including the positive stuff. So when the antibiotics are gone, so are all the positive bacteria that helps fight off more infections, that's why it's so easy to get an infection right after you just had one. Let's try to take care of ourselves, you guys.

Please, I'm begging you for your own sake, take care of you.
Love always,
Nattie~
xoxo
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