Why are you here?
Just reminiscing about the three greatest albums of all time.
I notice that ‘State of the Union’ has been trending on Twitter for a couple days now…
People must really dig this classic Rise Against tune, huh?
After four long years, Against Me! returns with what is arguably the band’s most interesting - and most important - work to date. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is not only an addition to the anthology of the band’s unique and always-exhilarating style of punk rock, but is the band’s first release since front-lady Laura Jane Grace came out as being a transgendered individual.
As the title of the album implies, TDB is a both a reflection and celebration of Laura’s recognition of who she is. The album is unique in that it provides a voice for gendered variation in a genre of music where such voices aren’t heard enough. The above track is the first of the album and shares its name. Give it a listen.
Then there were two..
Pictures of Mars : Waves of Sand on Mars
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website: “The El Dorado Dune Field dominates this 160-degree view. The Mars Rover Spirit spent several days exploring this area and acquiring images and data on the physical characteristics of this large basaltic sand sheet, before moving downhill toward Home Plate.”
Part of the “Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars" exhibit.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
This is a picture taken on the surface OF ANOTHER PLANET.
This pretty much sums up what is wrong with America.
Ok, so it’s been a couple days since I posted an awesome Christmas song, formally ending my “10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music” extravaganza. Sorry - I got busy!
But I still got music to share, and share the music is what I intend to do! Today we got what is honestly one of my favourite holiday songs; a Jimmy Eat World cover of “Last Christmas.” This one’s killer folks, check it out.
10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day FOUR
Today we have an early-aughts pop punk Christmas tune courtesy of New Found Glory (who, as with The Used, really hit their stride in the early 2000s, imo).
The track is called ‘Ex-Miss’ and is chock-full of all the teenage angst you would expect it to have. Enjoy!
2013 album pickups - part 2.
2013 album pickups - part 1.
10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day THREE
Today’s Christmas tune is from Rise Against off their Long Forgotten Songs compilation album that released earlier this year.
The song is a cover of “Making Christmas” from the classic 1993 Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I must admit that I was quite surprised to hear this song on LFS. Although I figured the guys of Rise Against would be a fan of Mr. Burton…
10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day TWO
The Used of the early-2000s remains as some of the best post-hardcore/emo/screamo ever created - seriously, go back and listen to 2002’s self-titled effort and 2004’s In Love and Death - this stuff still holds up.
"Alone This Holiday" is from this seminal era of the band, off of the 2003 EP Maybe Memories.
For those of you who were really into The Used back in their teenage years, this post is for you.
10 days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day ONE.
In the 10 days leading up to Christmas I intend to post one song each day from my “Best Damn Christmas Compilation 2013” CD mix.
Day one features what is quite possibly my favourite song on the mix. It’s late-nineties No-Doubt (aka the best No Doubt), covering a Vandals cover of “Joy To the World,” in all their ska-punk glory - enjoy!