Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ain't Noone Getting Cuddy In This House But Me

Laptop crashed.

Blogs with something to them soon. Pinky swear.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dressed To The Millions, Quick With The Lines


This just in! Mikey Erg is still the best. Songs about girls! High Fidelity references!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

When You Call I Put Them All On Hold




Unfortunately my laptop, affectionately known as "the craptop" or "crappy" for short, has finally gone to computer heaven. By the end of it it had:

1 permenant black thumb print in the upper centre of the screen.
1 large crack running from the upper centre to the lower right of the screen.
1 corner held together by green painting tape.
1 missing ctrl key.
1 non-functional left mouse button.
1 external wireless card because the original melted.
1 battery that could only hold a 30 minute charge.

It really got to be a pain in the ass and I was pretty much the only person that could actually use because of all the nuances that went along with it, but you know what? I'm going to fucking miss that thing. It had fucking character. But I know now that it's in a better place, frollicking in laptop heaven, computing in a binary code meadow.

Fuck, I'm weird. It's collecting dust on my desk. I will miss it and it's faded Stomp Records sticker though.

But yea, I haven't really been able to write out stuff since I've been using my family's desktop in the mean time. Fortunately I have a new one on the way, so full length, me rambling about positivity and life and music will resume once I have it in my possession. This situation also impeded my ability to post youtube videos (because this computer sucks), which seems to be the crutch of this fucking thing.

So soon I'll be at school putting off work with a new laptop. Expect blogs pour out by the thousands.

Um, yea.

Ps. Weezer's da best. And not just because of this.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Try To Not Be Awkward, I Know You Just Wanna Drink


1. The sort of serious music one:
Go here. This site does sort-of interviews with bands about their songs. They write out all the lyrics and then the songwriter explains why and how they wrote it, where the inspiration came from, etc. I find this to be really fucking cool. I absolutely love reading all the stories behind my favourite songs, so this obviously appeals to me. The bands featured fucking rule too (Lemuria, Shook Ones, Make Do And Mend, Touche Amore, it goes on).

That's really one of the big reasons I love Less Than Jake so much. Nearly every song has a rad little anecdote tied into it, that when known, makes the song that much better (ex: 9th at Pine off "Losing Streak" is about Vinnie and Mike Park (Skankin' Pickle, on tour with them at the time) seeing a fight outside their show. Vinnie wonders to himself if he is the type of guy to go in and break up a fight between two kids who he's never met before in his life or just leave it because he doesn't know them and doesn't care. He ended up breaking up the fight). Come to think of it, Vinnie mentioned that he is putting out a book of all these little anecdotes at the end of the year and I forgot about that until now and could not be more stoked about it.

Got a little derailed there, but uh yea, go read about some bands I like making songs at that link.

Second thing:

Probably up there as the best site of all time. You all know you've seen hours and hours of "who's the father?" "are you cheating on me?" "my child is OUT OF CONTROL" and still end up watching about five minutes when flipping through the tv. Just a perfect way to capture that train-wreck of a tv show.

Monday, August 9, 2010

You Stayed There The Whole Semester

Last night I saw The Dopamines. They fucking ruled and that's to be expected because Expect The Worst is definitely one of the best albums of the year.

BUUUUUUUUUTTTT, this band Sabertooth opened the show. They absolutely fucking ripped. Got up and played some poppy-throwback hardcore in the tightest and most awesome way possible. Usually openers that you don't know for shows turn out to be a let down, but it's a really pleasant surprise when they turn out to be something original and dudes who want to play music (as opposed to guys who "want to be in a band", if you get what I'm saying). They seemed like really awesome, nice and down to earth guys too. The guitar player must have thanked me at least five separate times for buying one $10 t-shirt and said bye at the end of the show.

Fucking check them out and support them, because hard-working, honest bands are in short supply.

Oh, and Crime In Stereo broke up. Pretty bummed about that. Going to blast The Troubled Stateside and ...Is Dead all week.

Last sidenote: I fucking hate changing guitar strings! So! Fucking! Much!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hang 'Em High!

This week: