The Writings of Ash
Thoughts By Ashley
I am Ash and you all probably think you know me because you've read some of my poetry. Well now you can get to know me. I am gonna be a junior in high school, I'm 16 years old, tall, average looks (in my opinion, some might say different...could be good or bad), and am basically a normal, everyday girl.
I think my poetry is really, really crappy. It is very sophmoric at best, but then again, everyone is hard on their own things-unless they have very high self-esteem, or an inflated view of themself. But anyway, crappy as it is, it is personal. And it is mine, so I guess that makes it something.
Bush is my very favorite band. I got into them in 1997 when "Swallowed" came out. Since then, I have bought every cd, scoured stores for anything relating to them (magazines, sheet music, imports, tee shirts, posters), and have had the privelege to see them in concert twice. Bush got me into alternative/pop music, and that makes me glad. Bush also makes me think of my best friend Laura, who went to the first concert of theirs with me. She moved away three years ago, and whenever I listen to them, I think of my chica.
Umm, for all of you who think I am incredibly narcisstic and bimbo-ish due to poems such as "Mirror", I do very well in school, thankyouverymuch. So don't assume.
I wouldn't be me without mentioning silverchair, another musical favorite. I had known they existed ever since "Freak", but only after "Ana's Song" came out, did I start to care. I bought Neon Ballroom and played it out, because it is such delicious ear candy. I associate silverchair with feeling good, because their music can be very uplifting. Or it can bring me down. Either way, it is quality.
I suppose that depends on who you ask. If you had asked me three years ago, I would have said Daria...man was I depressed! But now, I am slightly less bummed-out, but I am not "popular" and I am not a ditz. But I do wear a lot of pink...so...it's a paradox I suppose.
Nine Inch Nails. Now I am not an obsessor, or a wannabe, but I do enjoy Trent's introspective lyrics set to danceable beats. I finally own Broken and I think it has become my new favorite nin cd...sorry Pretty Hate Machine! I wish I could say I've been there since the beginning...but then again, I was only 5 when the beginning occurred. I got into them when my close friend (and nin fiend) bought me Pretty Hate Machine. I was a casual fan before that, though. I remember listening to The Downward Spiral on a bus to Chicago. I dug it, but I think I got it because "fuck" was my favorite word back in eighth grade. Did I mention I was really depressed?
Well, that is all I want you to know about me. Feel free to email me with any questions about my poems, except "who is "____" about?" Or "why are you so bitter?"