Sunday, August 13, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
5. Feeder - The Singles
Yes, this may seem a bit of a cop out as its a collection rather than new material. But, I hadn'y realised just how good they are until I got this.
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am, thats what i'm not
Well, it had a lot of hype surrounding it...and it lived up to it. By no means a perfect recrod, but a fantastic debut.
3. Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
When i first listened to it i hated it....true story. But, my word is it a grower. Full of infectious, anthemy songs. Though I fear they may never reach the peak of Start Something.
2. Tool - 10000 Days
The long awaited follow up to 2001's Lateralus. I hadn't honestly listened to them much before this album, but now, I HAVE to hear more.
1. Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now
The years best, and their careers best! Flawless, and evey song could be a single. (and they are amazing live)
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Not since the first series of 24 have I watched a show so suspenseful.Eagerly await the final 2 episodes tonight.
Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now
Album of the year? Quite Possibly. Not a bad track on it, and easily their best album so far. Highlights include Spin, Divine Intervention and 20 20 Surgery.
Well, its not X-2, but that would be impossible. A great “end” to the trilogy (though don’t leave till after the credits!)
Sunday, April 02, 2006
(listening to: The Clash - London Calling)
As soon as the opening chords come in, you can't help but tap your feet. As soon as the drums come in, I dare you to stay seated. You may try to deny it's greatness (I have), you may say, it's not their best song, that’s it's overplayed, but at the end of the day, Smells Like Teen Spirit is a damn good track.
I first was introduced to Nirvana in P7 (when I was a bout 10). I'd heard about them through some pen pal thing that the school tried to organize with a school somewhere in Europe (know idea where exactly, but it's not important). A lot of the kids mentioned this band called Nirvana.
During a phone call to my aunt, I mentioned this band, and she told me a little about them (again, memory hazy, it was about 8 years ago). Soon after, in the post, arrived a copy of Nevermind on cassette.
I put it in the hi fi, and never made it past the brilliant opening track. I just played it over and over, it blew me away! But for a while, that was it.
A few years later, I gave away the cassette (which, in retrospect, I REALLY shouldn’t have done.)
When I got to secondary school, for the first couple of years, everyone seemed to be all into Nirvana. Ever since P7, I’ve always liked the band, but hated the hype surrounding them. I would be one of those people that would say “he’s dead, get over it” in regards to people’s praise of Kurt Cobain. The fans ruined it for me. The band was talented, but I think overrated (in comparison to other bands of the time: Alice in Chains? Pearl Jam? SMASHING PUMPKINS????)
Also, The Kurt Cobain Journal. I haven’t read it, and I don’t intend to. The Kurt Cobain action figure? I bet he’s spinning in his grave.
Fans seem to ruin bands for me. I like My Chemical Romance, but hate the fanbase. They think that using the red and black outfit/make up image is cool and new. Newsflash: check out Machina-era Billy Corgan.
(Gerard Way has said that The Smashing Pumpkins is one of his favorite bands: go figure)
Green Day: Always been a fan, but when American Idiot was released, then came the new batch of fans: “I can’t wait for their second album!”. “They’re totally punk!”
“They’re totally punk!”
I personally thought American Idiot was a great album, though severely overplayed. And Green Day, are not punk. Maybe once punk rock, but not anymore.
And its looking like once again, I am going to hate a new band, though talented, because of the hype that surrounds them:
Fall Out Boy
Dance Dance, Sugar, we’re Going Down: awesome pop songs.
Punk? Hell no. This is punk:
Once again, I’ve digressed so much I’ve forgotten the point of this post (or have I?)
Thursday, March 16, 2006
2 forwards in a week that I don't hate? Must be something in the water.....
choose a band / artist & answer ONLY in titles of their songs…Smashing Pumpkins
are you male or female spaceboy
describe yourself bullet with butterfly wings
how do people feel about you? rock on
how do you feel about yourself? i am one
ex boyfriends / girlfriend ? my mistake
current boyfriend / girlfriend / crush? beautiful
describe where you want to be? in the arms of sleep
describe how you live by starlight
what would you ask for if you had just one wish? my one and only
share a few words of Wisdom Jesus is the sun
any general advice speed kills
share a favourite pickup line let me give the world to you
and if that one doesn't work hello kitty kat
what secondary school do / did you attend untitled
pepsi / coke cherry
any pets Bugg Superstar
favourite food Jellybelly
do you drink zero
how are you feeling right now frail and bedazzled
say goodbye farewell and goodnight
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Another forward (which we all know i detest) but, i'm bored (well, procrastinating, really) so, i'll fill it in.
A - AVAILABLE?: yes
B - BEST FRIENDS: Chazz, Amy, Ethan
C - CRUSH: You know who
D- DADS NAME: Mark
E - EASIEST PERSON TO TALK TO: Ethan
F - FAVORITE BAND? Smashing Pumpkins
G - GUMMY BEARS OR WORMS: Worms
I - INSTRUMENT: Trumpet
J - JOB: Slavers
K - KIDS:- not yet, thankfully
L - LONGEST CAR RIDE: From the Ferry to Bath
M - MILK FLAVOR? Normal
N - NUMBER OF SIBLINGS: 2: Ethan and Meredith
O - ONE WISH: To have a bit more fun
P - PHOBIA: Heights
Q - FAVORITE QUOTE: Which came first, the music or the misery?
R - REASON TO SMILE: Friends
S - SONG YOU LAST HEARD: Arctic Monkeys - I bet you look good on the dancefloor
T - TIME YOU WOKE UP: 6.55am
U - UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: shall remain unknown
V - VEGETABLE YOU HATE: most of em
W- WORST HABITS: speaking
X - X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD: teeth, head, hand, cant remember what else
Y - YUMMY FOOD: Pizza, Baked Alaska
Z- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarias
Sunday, February 19, 2006
- Hotel was called the Deer Park
- Beds were hard as stone, as were the pillows
- Swimming pool was good, nice and warm
- Yes, I nicked the mini bottles of shampoo and body wash
So, getting back the photos. The above, and directly below are of Captain America's Cookhouse and Bar. The reason I took the photos, should be obvious.
Holy Dutch Angle Batman!
A view from the afternoon
I am convinced this could win the Turner Art Prize.
Immaturity never leaves
Monday, February 13, 2006
(listening to: Brand New - Quiet things that no one knows)
So, today started just like any other (well that's a lie: parents are in Barcelona), so I'm "in charge" (another lie: Ryan is keeping an eye on us). Slept in, wasn't meeting Katie as planned, missed first bus, remembered I had to make own lunch, missed 2nd bus etc.
So, I was in a less than happy mood. And I had orthodontist. Wasn't looking forward to this as I had broken a bit of my braces (which usually incurs the wrath of Mr Tan)
So, when I got there, I showed him the broken bit of my braces, and he began inspecting my teeth (which, at first I thought was a search for traces of sweets: the archenemy of braces).
"how do you feel about your teeth?"
"they've come on a long way"
"Good: I'm removing your braces"
And that he did.
He had to give me a set of gum-shield type things which I have to wear so my teeth don't relapse. (as shown above)
How hard can it be?
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
V for Vendetta
Mission Impossible 3
Pirates of the Carribean 2
New Albums from:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Taking Back Sunday (title: Louder now)
Pride of Baghdad (by Brian K. Vaughan)
Civil War (by Mark Millar)
Friday, January 06, 2006
(listening to: Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart)
Let me start of by saying, I am in no way vain. (hard to believe when I have a photo of myself as the first thing in the blog). I have been known to take some photos of myself, but this is not out of vanity, but mainly because I don't think I am that good looking, thus I'm looking for the best photograph of me (ok, maybe a little bit vain then)
So, anyway, I got a digital camera for Christmas and thought, hey, why not use myself as the test subject for the first picture? So, having just got back from grandparents house, I decided to take the photo. The result, is what you can see above.
Satisfied with it, I decided to use it as my bebo and msn display picture. Suddenly, to my surprise, a lot more people start adding/chatting to me. Coincidence? Probably not. They just want me for my good looks! (sarcasm kids)