Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Links of Interest
Monday, November 10, 2008
Last night I traveled to the Masquerade for the Disco Balls and Blow Up Dolls tour. It was a good show and I had a lot of fun, but not because of Metro Station. They only sounded okay and they seemed as if they couldn't wait to get off stage. Tyga was not that great either. I think he has ruined his own concerts by collaborating with someone more famous and more talented than him on almost every song off his album. While this is a good idea to get your name out, it really makes his live show a disappointment. With that being said, here are the things that made my night. Cash Cash and The White Tie Affair. Oh how I love them both. Cash Cash played first. They sounded great and had awesome energy on stage. After the show they played an acoustic set outside. Definitely upped their awesome points. I got to talk to some of them after the show and they were all extremely nice. White Tie also sounded great and put on an awesome show. I met Chris after the show and he couldn't have been nicer. The show will really go well for Cash Cash and White Tie if Metro Station continues to run through a set at the speed of light and hop right off the stage and onto their bus. A year from now when I look back on this, that's what I'll remember. That they didn't sound that great, but I stood there after the show, had a great conversation with Chris Wallace.
Links of Interest
The White Tie Affair
Until recently the only White Tie songs I had heard were "Candles" and "Allow Me to Introduce Myself." When I realized that my date for the Metro Station Disco Balls and Blow Up Dolls Tour was coming up, I decided to listen to more. I'm glad I did. White Tie Affair is one of my newest favorite bands. I was so glad to see them yesterday, especially since Metro wasn't that great. I got the chance to talk to Chris after the show, and he couldn't have been nicer.
My love for Say Anything is one that is ever growing. I found myself sitting, thinking, of their forthcoming album and wondering what it will sound like. I dream of seeing them live. Next time they come to Atlanta, there's no doubt that I'm going. I will not pass up any chance to see Max and the gang live.
Relient K makes me smile. I fee that is all that needs to be said.
Fall Out Boy
It frustrates me to know that the new album is ready and could have come out last Tuesday. December 16 can't get here fast enough.
Yes, I listened to Cobra Starship before Midtown. I don't care what you think, I'm still a fan. I would love a reunion just as much as any Cobra hater.
Links of Interest
The White Tie Affair
Fall Out Boy
Sunday, November 9, 2008
On Friday, I was lucky enough to go and see the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, Jaime Tworkowski, speak. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit organization whose aim is to find help for people who struggle with problems such as addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide. It was really a touching night. The night began with music by Zach Williams, who was incredible. He sung some amazing songs and told great stories that went along with them. He really had the music in him. I found myself just watching his feet throughout the show. He could not stand still at all. He would lean back on his heels, and then roll up to his very tip toes. He would stomp one foot, or just take a step one way. His music was very entertaining and he was just as entertaining to watch. After that, Jaime came up and talked for a bit. He told some incredible stories was very interesting to listen to. Then, a counselor came up and talked about depression and addiction in general and how it really isn't as easy to overcome them as one might think. After this, Jaime and the counselor interviewed a guy about how he overcame his addiction. It was really interesting to hear his side of things. After that, another counselor and Zach Williams joined the three of them on stage and they had a question and answer session. It was really intimate and it was as interesting to hear people's questions as it was to hear there responses. I was there for Three hours and I had to leave earlier, but I would have stayed all night if I could have.
Links of Interest:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On Tuesday I went to
Rock Band Live at the Gwinnett Arena. It was a really awesome show. The Cab played first. I got there kind of late and only got to see a couple of their songs. They didn't sound as good as they did the first time I saw them, but the acoustics in the arena were really weird. I had floor seats so it wasn't awful, but some friends of mine who had tickets in the seats said they couldn't understand anything the bands said in between songs. They had a lot of energy on stage and were very fun to watch. The next band playing was Plain White T's. I thought they sounded great. I couldn't tell any difference from their live performance and how it sounds on the album. Next was Dashboard Confessional. They were the band I knew the least of, but what I had heard I liked so I was excited to hear them. I really liked Chris Carraba's personality and found him very entertaining. They also sounded great live. For their last song, they had De'Mar Hamilton and Tim Lopez from Plain White T's and Ian Crawford and Alex Marshall from the Cab came out and played a cover of "So What" (Yes, the P!nk hit, "So What."). It was surprisingly rather enjoyable. Alex Deleon came out to sing the bridge. After that Panic came out. I thought they sounded great and really loved seeing them. This was my second time seeing them, and I think they're really fun to watch and put on a great show. They are born performers and this can be seen in their great energy on stage.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Name your top 10 most played bands on iTunes (Or Last.FM):
- Fall Out Boy
- The Academy Is...
- Cobra Starship
- The Eagles
- Led Zeppelin
- Panic at the Disco
- The Cab
- Hawthorne Heights
What was the first song you ever heard by 6 (Led Zeppelin)?
"Stairway to Heaven." I'm sure that this has become a very stereotypical response to this question. I love Zeppelin and "Stairway" is definetly on of my favorite songs ever.
What is your favorite album of 2 (The Academy Is...)?
Not Fast Times at Barrington High. I love Santi, but I'm going to have to go with Almost Here. It's one of the few albums I can listen to from beginning to finish without skipping a song.
What is your favorite lyric that 5 (Aerosmith) has sung?
"There's something wrong with the world today The light bulb's getting dim."
How many times have you seen 4 (The Eagles) live?
Once. I saw them over the summer and it was possibly the best concert I've ever been to.
What is your favorite song by 7 (Panic at the Disco)?
Currently, "Northern Downpour." See below entry.
What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10 (Hawthorne Heights)?
I recently won tickets to see them.
Is there a song of 3 (Cobra Starship) that makes you sad?
How could Cobra every make me sad? The lyrics to "The World Has It's Shine" are very sweet in a happy/sad kind of way.
What is your favorite lyric that 2 (The Academy Is...) has sung?
I'll never get tired of "Classified."
I looked them up when I got tickets to go see the Honda Civic Tour when they were on it. Ironically it was around the same time "Snakes on a Plane" came out.
What was the first song you heard by 1 (Fall Out Boy)?
"Sugar We're Going Down." No I'm not an original Take This to Your Grave fan. The first time I heard the song was when I first saw the video on TV. Boy with antlers, I loved it.
What is your favorite song by 4 (The Eagles)?
I've listened to "One of These Nights" a lot lately. "Witchy Woman" never gets old.
Once. And I got there during their last song. I'm actually going to see them tomorrow and I'm really excited about it.
What is a good memory you have involving 2 (The Academy Is...)?
Nothing in particular. I saw them in concert recently and that was amazing. Some of their songs just go with random memories in my head. (i.e. I got Almost Here the day we left for Disney World a couple years ago (The day after I saw them live for the first time). I wrote a blog about "Slow Down.")
Is there a song of 8 (Weezer) that makes you sad?
"Heart Songs" off of their new album is a nice kind of sad.
The only one I own is Young Lust, and it's awesome.
What is your favorite lyric that 3 (Cobra Starship) has sung?
"Not long ago, I gave up hope, But you came along, You gave me something I can hold on to, and I want to, More than you could ever know."
What is your favorite song of 1 (Fall Out Boy)?
Right now it's "What a Catch, Donnie." Hands Down.
What is your favorite song of 10 (Hawthorne Heights)?
"Somewhere in Between"
How many times have you seen 8 (Weezer) live?
What is your favorite album of 1 (Fall Out Boy)?
Depends on my mood.
What is a great memory you have considering 9 (The Cab)?
Nothing in particular. I always get in a good mood when I listen to them.
"Beverly Hills." I know it's sad.
What is your favorite cover by 2 (The Academy Is...)?