Thursday, August 11, 2011

"A Beautiful Lie"

Okay, so... today's post ISN'T about lies, or liars. Shocking, I know. (Well, maybe not shocking for those of you who also heart one of my favorite bands.)

(I mean, I have a few thoughts on liars. You guys probably have the same ones. I think they suuuuuuuuck. But today's not about that.)

Today? Let's chat music.

And let's chat Jared Leto.


*and again*

He, for serious, was probably the first love of my life. (Well, besides a boy named Carter in my first grade class . . . ) But still. Back in the days of My So Called Life.

Remember? This?

And, dude. He grew up into this:


And his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, has more than a few songs on my WIP playlist. The song I'm sharing with you today is "A Beautiful Lie." Um, hence the title of my post. 

(Also, this isn't the official music video for it, but I like the lyrics and this one shows them.)


I happen to know for a fact that I'm not the only writer out there who hearts 30STM. *cough*Carolina Valdez Miller*cough*

But what about you? What song are YOU swooning over today? 
Or, yanno, which mid-90s TV star? 

PS For more songs from my playlist, click here!


  1. Requiem for a Dream is one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen, but also totally awesome.

  2. I'm in a "Bringing Down the Horse" (The Wallflowers) mood today: One Headlight, 6th Avenue Heartache, Invisible City. Definitely a 90's thing, but I'm not swooning over Jakob Dylan--although, he did have some dreamy blue eyes.

  3. I love 30STM! I think I have either A Beautiful Lie or The Kill on pretty much every book playlist I've ever made!

  4. Jared is mine! Mine I say!!!

    They are showing reruns of My So-Called Life on cable right now. It's making my husband crazy.

  5. Jared is hot,and he knows he's hot and talented,so he just likes to drive us all crazy!Have you seen them play live?Oh my,that man has the energy,when he jumped off the stage here in Brazil he almost got back naked,hahaha...
    One of my fave song is "Was it a dream?",followed by "The Kill" and "Attack"...

  6. Popular music and current events are like the two things I never can keep up with. Part of it is probably because I only listen to the local Jazz and Heritage radio station, WWOZ, since they have no commercials (and only a few minutes of dead-air per hour ;D ). But since they mostly play local music, that's all I ever hear.

    But yes, I remember Jordan Catalano quite fondly. Of course, he was no match for my true love Brendan Fraser. I still smile when I see Encino Man on tv. ;)

  7. You had me at "let's chat about Jared Leto." :)
    He's a fine looking man, and a hell of a singer. Love 30stm!
    Have you seen their official video for Beautiful Lie? It's filmed on glaciers or something. The scenery is gorgeous (besides Jared of course).

  8. Totally swooning over here. And I love the song!

  9. Oh, he is definitely swoon worthy. Mmmm.

    Is it sad that I can't remember my nineties? Or was I too invested in the eighties that everything else is a blur? Maybe a combination of both. I can barely remember what I ate yesterday. Or if I ate. Ugh.

  10. He was my first "celebrity" crush too. Even to this day if I watch old episodes of MSCL I swoon a bit. Ahhh. And he grew up even better...

  11. Oh, I love me some Jared Leto!30STM was a huge influence on the ms I wrote last year (YA Paranormal Romance)and is in constant rotation while I write (even my current ms, a teen romantic comedy).

    Have you read The Host? When I read that last winter I pictured Jared Leto as Melanie's (the MC's) romantic interest. He's beautiful!

    Music plays such a huge part in my writing...I love to hear what other writers listen to! You have awesome taste in music!

    : ) tonya

  12. You have fantastic taste.

    I'm going to watch MSCL on Netflix. I somehow missed that show.

  13. Jared has so many different looks, and he looks fantastic in all of them! Great post and happy Sunday!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

  14. Oh I had such a crush on him! Well, still do actually! Damn is he smokin' hot or what?? My so called life on Netflix is my guilty pleasure right now!

  15. Jared who?

    And what is this Pretty Lie song? Never heard of it.

    *giggles while singing along and watching fav episodes of MSCL*

  16. I loove Jared too. I really have never listened to 30tm but for sure I will be now.

  17. Love this song. I also like It's war..great band

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