• Top 25 Version 2

    15 Ene 2013, 5:25

    Since the last time I did this was when I was 17 and I found it to be a neat little dive into my music, here we go again.

    1. Bad Religion
    2. Nine Inch Nails
    3. AFI
    4. Rancid
    5. The Queers
    6. Against Me!
    7. Ramones
    8. The Bouncing Souls
    9. The Clash
    10. Tiger Army
    11. Pearl Jam
    12. Nirvana
    13. Descendents
    14. Brand New
    15. Dead Kennedys
    16. Muse
    17. Gaiser
    18. Screeching Weasel
    19. Nobunny
    20. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    21. Green Day
    22. Streetlight Manifesto
    23. Blaqk Audio
    24. The Offspring
    25. Sex Pistols

    -What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    It was definitely sung by my friend on his acoustic guitar, and it was likely Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists.

    -What is your favorite album by 2?
    It's gotta be The Downward Spiral even though my tattoo is from Year Zero!

    -What is your favorite lyric that 1 has sung?
    My next tattoo, Avalon. "There's no use thinking that you're wrong. The past is dead and gone. It's best to move along and find your avalon."

    -How did you get into 11?
    My dad/listening to rock radio from a very young age.

    -What is your favorite song by 7?
    Currently, I Wanna Live.

    -What is a good memory you have involving 20?
    Seeing them in concert in 2008!

    -Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    Plenty, This Time Imperfect came to mind first.

    -What is your favorite song by 19?
    Chuck Berry Holiday

    -How did you get into 22?
    I really can't remember!!

    -What was the first song you heard by 21?
    Welcome to Paradise, when a guy I had a crush on in 7th grade covered it at the talent show.

    -What is your favorite song by 4?
    Recently it's I Ain't Worried.

    -How many times have you seen 10 live?
    None yet! Sadly.

    -What is a good memory you have involving 13?
    When my friend found out I hadn't heard them he burned me a CD with a mix of their songs that's still in my car.

    -Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad?
    I skip the sad ones and stick to the happy.

    -What is your favorite album by 15?
    Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables.

    -What is your favorite lyric that 9 have sung?
    I'm just gonna say the entire London Calling album.

    -What is your favorite song by 16?
    My scrobbles say it's Thoughts of a Dying Athiest, but I'm gonna have to say Butterflies and Hurricanes.

    -What is your favorite lyric that 5 have sung?
    Punk Rock Girls.

    -What is your favorite album by 12?
    Duh, Nevermind!

    -What is a good memory you have involving 25?
    Dressing up as Sid & Nancy for Halloween with my friend!

    -What was the first song you heard by 18?
    Most likely Hey Suburbia.

    -What is your favorite album by 23?
    Cex Cells. Have yet to check out the new one.

    -How did you get into 17?
    Seeing him live. Absolutely amazing. I instantly knew he produces and plays exactly like I want to.

    -Did somebody of your friends like number 8?
    Plenty :)

    -What is your favorite song by 14?
    Going by play counts since I haven't listened to them in years: The Archers Bows Have Broken
  • Life Shuffle

    20 Jun 2008, 21:09

    1. What's my mood like right now?
    Suspension Without Suspense

    2. How's tomorrow going to be for me?
    Again, Again And Again

    3. What kind of person am I?
    (That one made no sense at all! So from now on I'm picking the first song that comes up that can be a valid response.)

    4. Am I loved?
    Kinda I Want To

    5. How can I achieve my highest potential?
    Bottles To The Ground

    6. What should I do with my life?
    Hit the Floor

    7. Is everything really going to be alright in the end?
    Call It In The Air

    8. What is my best quality?
    Strange Desire

    9. How does my social life look?
    (OOF. At least it's an uptempo song)

    10. What's the meaning of life?
    Given to Fly

    11. What do people think of me?

    12. Would I make a good lover?
    When the Levee Breaks

    13. How crazy am I?
    Main Offender

    14. Will I have a good life in general?
    Look To The West

    15. Can (insert name here) ever really love me?
    Semiotic Love

    16. Can me and (insert name here) ever be more than friends?
    The Trooth

    17. What's going to happen to me this week?

    18. Where will I be a year from now?
    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    19. What is my fondest wish?
    3s and 7s

    20. What is the love of my life doing at this very moment?

    21. How did my parents meet?

    22. How will I die?

    23. What song will be played at my funeral?
    Dancing With Myself
    (Yep, everybody have fun)

    24. What will happen after I die?
    Transitions from Persona to Object

    25. What will I dream about tonight?
    The Unforgiven

    26. What should I be working on right now?
    Sir Psycho Sexy

    27. What's my roommate currently doing?
    Little Song And Dance

    28. What did I do last weekend?
    Wander Alone

    29. Describe me.

    30. What does my music player think of me?
    Small Man, Big Mouth
  • Music of the Summer

    2 Jun 2008, 23:56

    Here's each album I've listened to! Will be updated frequently. You can get a bit more about my musical library from here. And I'm using it to keep track of what I actually listen to.

    Artist - Album - Format

    311 - Music - CD
    Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic - Vinyl
    AFI - Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes - CD
    AFI - Black Sails in the Sunset - CD
    AFI - The Art of Drowning - CD
    AFI - Decemberunderground - CD (x3)
    AFI - I Heard a Voice - CD
    Against Me! - New Wave - Digital
    the Aggrolites - Reggae Hit LA - CD
    Anti-Flag - For Blood and Empire - Vinyl
    Tim Armstrong - A Poet's Life - CD (x2)
    Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate - CD
    Bad Religion - The Process of Belief - CD
    Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell - CD (xI lost count)
    Between the Buried and Me - Colors - CD
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81 - CD
    Blaqk Audio - Cex Cells - CD
    Blink-182 - Enema of the State - Digital
    Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - CD (x2)
    Bouncing Souls - Hopeless Romantic - Digital
    Bouncing Souls - The Gold Record - Digital
    Brand New - Deja Entendu - CD
    Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me - CD (x3)
    Calabrese - 13 Halloweens - Digital
    the Candyskins - Death of a Minor TV Celebrity - CD
    the Charlatans - Up to Our Hips - CD
    Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet - CD
    the Clash - The Singles - CD
    the Confession - The Confession - CD (x2)
    Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming - Digital
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Burned CD
    Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence - CDS
    Descendents - Milo Goes to College - Vinyl (x2)
    DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage - CD (x2)
    Dropkick Murphys - Blackout - CD
    The Go Station - Passion Before Function - CD
    Green Day - American Idiot - CD
    Horrorpops - Hell Yeah! - CD
    Hot Rod Circuit - The Underground is a Dying Breed - CD
    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights - CD
    Josephine Collective - Living EP - CD
    Justice - Cross - Digital
    Kill Hannah - For Never and Ever - CD
    Kill Your Ex - From Words to Motion - Digital
    Mad Caddies - Keep it Going - CD
    the Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Ska-Core the Devil and More - CD
    the Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Don't Know How to Party - CD
    Minor Threat - Complete Discography - CD (x2)
    Roger Miret & The Disasters - 1984
    MxPx - Ten Years and Running - CD
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine - CD (xIt's anyone's guess)
    Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug Versions - CD
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral - Digital
    Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth - CD
    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero - CD (x2)
    Nine Inch Nails - The Slip - Digital
    Nirvana - Nevermind - Digital
    Nirvana - Nirvana - CD
    Powerman 5000 - Tonight the Stars Revolt! - CD
    Radiohead - In Rainbows - CD
    Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles - Digital
    Ramones - Mania - CD
    Rancid - Let's Go - CD (x2)
    Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves - CD
    Rancid - Indestructable - CD (x2)
    REM - Accelerate - CD
    Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture - Digital
    Roman Numerals - Roman Numerals - CD (x2)
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks - CD
    Tiger Army - The Early Years EP - CD (x2)
    Tiger Army - Tiger Army - CD
    Tiger Army - III: Ghost Tigers Rise - CD
    Tiger Army - Music From Regions Beyond- CD (x2)
    the Unseen - Internal Salvation - CD

    (I only connected the ones I listened to more than once because it takes too long)

    Bands seen Live, L for Local, y'all!

    Andrew Jackson Jihad
    Black Oxygen (L)
    Bomb the Music Industry!
    Kepi Ghoulie
    The Queers
    Roanoke (L) (R.I.P.)
    The Runaway Sons (L) (x2)
    Shearing Pinx
    Strung Out
    Super Black Market (L)
    Vivian Girls
  • My Top 25

    21 Sep 2007, 15:12

    Here they are :]

    1 AFI
    2 Rancid
    3 Brand New
    4 Green Day
    5 Nine Inch Nails
    6 Pearl Jam
    7 The Clash
    8 Bad Religion
    9 Hellogoodbye
    10 Roanoke
    11 Tiger Army
    12 New Found Glory
    13 The Offspring
    14 HorrorPops
    14 The Cure
    16 Ramones
    17 Sex Pistols
    18 The Strokes
    19 The Pink Spiders
    20 Powerman 5000
    21 Nirvana
    22 The Living End
    23 Depeche Mode
    24 Blink 182
    25 Calabrese

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    I have no idea. My dad used to play their records all the time when I was little. The first song I knew all the words to was "Last Kiss" because it came on the radio all the time when I was ten years old and my friend and I loved it.

    What is your favorite album by 2?
    That's hard. Probably ...and out come the wolves but the 2000 S/T and Life Won't Wait are growing on me.

    What is your favorite lyric that 1 has sung?
    SHIT MAN. I can't pick one!! Their gorgeous lyrics are one of the main reasons why I listen to them.

    How did you get into 11?
    I read an interview in a zine shortly after III: Ghost Tigers Rise was released and decided they sounded neat so I picked up the record and fell in love.

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    Right now it's probably "Rudie Won't Fail" but overall "The Magnificent Seven."

    What is a good memory you have involving 20?
    My freshman year of high school my friends and I passed around this notebook where we each wrote a paragraph or so to this story that gradually turned into Powerman 5000 battles the giant robots. I wish I could read that right now.

    Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    Oh plenty.. "Guernica" is especially a downer because it was written about a great guy with lung cancer and that would be the same as my grandpa. When I saw them live they played it and I just screamed along and cried.

    What is your favorite song by 19?
    'Saturday Nite Riot"!!! If you can't get into it you must not ever have fun. Ever.

    How did you get into 22?
    This guy at my dad's office left behind a TON of CDs in his office and my dad picked them up for me. While I was sorting through them I saw the Living End and thought "Hey cool, a stand up bass," listened to it, and now it's one of my favorite albums.

    What was the first song you heard by 21?
    Damned if I know. Probably "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Lithium." But I listened to a lot of alternative rock radio when I was tiny so there's no way I could tell you for sure.

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    "Homecoming." But for all time "Brain Stew."

    How many times have you seen 10 live?
    More than I can count. Uh... At least 10.

    What is a good memory you have involving 13?
    The Offspring got my into punk rock through their song "Pretty Fly For A White Guy." (yeah shut up) In 5th grade my friend and I would stand by her brother's room when he was playing the record and we'd listen and dance around while trying to be really quiet. It was adorable.

    Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad?
    Not really sad but melancholy. That's basically all of them.

    What is your favorite album by 15?

    What is your favorite lyric that 9 have sung?
    I am not good at favorite lyrics. But if I HAD to pick one... "Holding my breath for one whole month, if I held your breath at least we would touch."

    What is your favorite song by 16?
    "Sheena is a Punk Rocker."

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 have sung?
    STOP WITH THESE LYRIC QUESTIONS. I like too many of Trent's words to choose.

    What is your favorite album by 12?
    Their self titled one.

    What is a good memory you have involving 25?
    Getting to know and talk to them through MySpace.

    What was the first song you heard by 18?
    Oooh most likely "Last Nite."

    What is your favorite album by 23?
    I only have 1 full album and 2 singles of theirs and the "Enjoy the Silence" single is my favorite.

    How did you get into 17?
    "Anarchy in the UK." Lord knows where I first heard it but it got stuck in my head and I bought the CD. And last year I was Johnny Rotten for Halloween.

    Did somebody of your friends like number 8?
    Not really, actually. I suppose Libby & Clair a little bit.

    What is your favorite song by 14?
  • The AFI Escapade, July 5th 2006 (Picture heavy!)

    22 Jun 2007, 3:02

    Wed 5 Jul – AFI, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nightmare of You

    Easily the best night of my entire lifetime.
    The following was taken from my MySpace blog, written the day after the show. Right click on the pictures and hit "view image" to see them correctly :]

    My story starts at 7:30 AM on July 5th, 2006. I come out of a light sleep all jumpy and excited... Why? BECAUSE I WOULD BE SEEING AFI THAT NIGHT. FOR THE FIRST TIME. I paint my nails, try on my outfit, run around the house like a crazy person, clean my room, listen to all of my AFI discs, call Jay something like 75 times because he needs to know when to pick me up and is not answering, call Lauren because I need to talk to somebody, go on the message board, get my stuff together, talk on AIM, cry, get my flowers for the boys set up and write notes to them, etc. until about 6:15 when Jay FINALLY calls me and tells me to meet him on State Line.

    So I get in the car with my mom and brother and the gas tank is basically empty. Did I mention the show starts at 7, doors open at 6? Yeah. I'm a wreck. And my mom has no money to give me like she planned, AND I realize I left my roses/notes for them at home!! We run back, I grab them, and we zoom off. I meet Jay at Rockhurst at 6:45. Trying not to panic, we talk about wonderful 4th of July things (not like I did anything for the 4th besides spaz out and watch a few fireworks shows from down the street) and listen to Decemberunderground.

    We get to the Uptown at 7:15 and run around looking for a parking spot, finally finding one a 3-minute walk away, and I realize I have to pee like nobody's business. So Jay and I go into this random coffee shop place and they have a sign on the bathroom screaming "only paying costumers" so I bought a cookie because I was too lazy to go in anywhere else. That bathroom was interesting...

    Then we went across the street where the real fun began. I decided I'd buy my hoodie before going in because I didn't want them running out of smalls. I wanted to say something to Fritch but I didnt want to sound stupid and the line was long Then we ran into a guy from our school -Luke- who's cool. Said hey then called John to ask where he and Spencer were. We looked around for a while but I gave up and decided I'd rather just head on down to the front. Nightmare Of You were just finishing up... Didn't sound good but not bad either. And Dillinger was about to come on. There was this group of 3 college-aged guys in front of us, asking about the flowers. I was like "they're for AFI." And they said that they'd crowd surf me up to the stage so I could give them to them. I was like "NOO Davey hates crowdsurfers" and afraid I'd lose my purse with camera, phone, GNG vinyl, and other things in it.

    After Dillinger finished, my ears were ringing and we tried to make our way up to the stage. Somehow we ended up about 6 or 7 rows of people back in the dead center. I look behind me and who's there but John and a few of his friends from school! We talk for a while and I get all jumpy. More people look at me weird because I was holding on to 5 green roses with notes attached to them with a deathgrip... And the set finally starts to come up. Damn, I've NEVER been that hot and bothered in my life. John poured his water bottle over my head and it felt amazing. I tried to get a pic of RJ. People were seriously pushing way before AFI even came on. I wouldn't have minded much if I wasn't carrying flowers. Rawr.

    Then suddenly the opening part to Prelude comes on and people FREAK THE FUCK OUT. Within one song, 3 crowd surfers landed on my head, I fell down, my roses got smushed into all oblivion (and all the notes fell off) and I got seperated from Jay.

    Knowing what's best for me and thinking I was going to pass out, I followed a guy who was going over to the side by Hunter. I instantly felt a lot better and safer.. Less like I was going to puke and more like I was going to have fun. The crowd around me was pretty decent.

    There were some hella annoying people though. They didn't know the words to ANY of the songs so that just fuled my fire more and I sang into their ears the whole time. And then there was this guy behind me that kept complaining about his hair... But he had pretty grey eyes, and knew A Single Second so I didn't wanna yell at him.

    The show was great!!! I got totally lost in the music. There were times I would think to myself "now where am I again? oh yeah, AFI!" but for the most part I remained semi-sane... That is until Hunter made eye contact with me.

    Then my last shreds of dignity were pulled from my hands and I went uberfangirl. Yeah, the screaming, jumping up and down, basically falling over onto the tall guy next to me... But I regained composure until they played This Time Imperfect in which I TOTALLY lost it. I bawled my eyes out. I'd needed a good cry since camp, and that was the spot.

    I just got to thinking how much they've gotten me through and how much they mean to me. Just being there with those people that felt the same as me.. Had the same feelings.. The same passion inside of them.. GOSH I'm too emotional.

    Anywho. After the show (which Davey ended oooh so cutely by fixing his hair, posing, and saying goodnight) I called and found Jay after trying unsuccessfully to buy a bottle of water for my poor damaged vocal chords (actually, I surprisingly didn't lose my voice. It's getting used to screaming, I suppose) We just followed the small number of people who stayed to meet them and sat down on the sidewalk. Chatted for a while with Jay and a few cool fellow DFers around us.

    At something like 11:15 my mom called and told me if we didn't see them in another 20 minutes to leave because I was supposed to be home at midnight. My heart was crushed, and I wasn't about to let this opportunity get away from me, so Jay and I decided we'd walk behind the building to see if we could get a look at the bus. The group that we were talking to joined us, so we had something like 10 people ranging from the ages of 13 to 35 going to stalk the AFI tour bus. We felt like such groupies!!

    Going up to one corner of the building we see Smith. We yell and wave at Smith. Smith looks very confused and waves back at me. I wasn't about to give up on those damn flowers after holding them through 3 bands, so I was just about ready to chuck them at the bus we saw Jade get in and a security guy comes out and is all "if you want to meet him go around!" Well, we were about 40 feet off the ground and being blocked by another building, so we all practically sprinted around the theater where Jade was just starting to sign autographs and take pictures and stuff. I got so nervous. I grabbed out my shoe that I'd had As I Lay Dying sign the other one at Taste of Chaos and showed Jay how to work my camera.

    Soon it was my turn to say something. Jay had to push me in front of him because my motor skills had kind of dissipated at that moment in time. I got him to sign my shoe and we took a picture.. Then I decided to give him my roses. I tried to explain what had happened but I think it came out "Well, these are for you guys, they were pretty, but got destroyed in the pit, sorry, they did have notes and stuff." And he said thanks and that they'd make the bus smell nice or something. I then proceeded to skip down the street in happiness, call my mom and tell her that I'd just met Jade and that we were basically on our way, and turn the corner to see if anybody else had come to sign stuff.

    I see a very familiar-looking back with a few people around it and I think to myself... "Adam?" but instead it ended up coming out loud and he turned around and said "Hi, I'm Adam." I stuck my hand out, kind of shocked, and shook his. I told him it was an amazing show and would he mind if we took a picture? He said of course not so we did. I just kind of sat there smiling like a loony for a minute and he was like "did I blink" so I said "Sorry my camera is kind of a spaz" and he laughed and we looked at the picture. By then another guy was wanting to talk to him so we headed over to the crowd that had formed by Hunter and I saw Smith. Keep in mind that I'm wearing a shirt with his face on it that I made to match Roxie and Caroline, which at that time I see in line. I said hey and waved at them, then Seb saw me and we hugged. It was wonderful. He told me I looked very happy.

    And how could I not be? heh. By then I was rather tired and wanting to head home, so I gave up waiting in Hunter's mob and went over by Smith. He said he really liked my shirt. After realizing that I lost my Sharpie, I got him to sign my shoe as well. I said thanks and Jay and I were walking off when we hear "You guys are the best!" from Smith and I turn around and wave. We walked back to the car and got home in one piece, even after going down a one-way street the wrong way for something like 5 blocks, resulting in me laughing so hard I swore I was either going to pee myself or get a knot in my stomach, and going 25 down State Line.


    Oh, on a side note, that picture of Jade and I is on the I Heard a Voice fan photos!! And to view all of my pictures from this, please click here!