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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Back To School

Yeah . . . more on that soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Make It Out

Yeah, I know... I haven't posted in a while. But I decided to pause when we found out that Nick Adenhart, rookie pitcher for the Angels, died in a car accident literally down the street from my house. It was one of the saddest things baseball has ever seen.

Sooo... bad stuff happens. It happens to everyone. I have a song that probably took me through some of the hardest times of my life so far. "Not Alone" by Saosin is one of those songs that is universal. Though it only speaks plainly of 2 scenarios in the song, it's really about pain and how everyone experiences it. But pain is everpresent and happens to the best of us. In a way, it ties us all together and is what makes us human. But there is a strength in every soul that can pull you through a difficult time, even if you didn't know it was there. 'Nuff said.

This video is amazing. Symbolic, check. It's black and white throughout the whole video but pulls a "Schindler's List" with the light blue being everywhere. I'm not sure, but isn't blue suppose to be a color for hope? OR... is it blue like the sky where our guardian angels watch from... take it however you will. I think it's black and white to represent an older time and just saying even in those times things could get rough. And when the people are lifted up... I mean that's plain and simple: THEY'RE LIFTED UP! They feel better after being given hope! Man, I really like this video... the story, the girl, the song... it just makes it incredible.

A little about the band: they are very close to my heart. They're a local band out of Newport Beach and have that sound of it being something you just need to hear. They face the difficult changes of life head on and then turn around to write songs about it. Basically, I love it. Currently, the original band is not together (which makes me sad). The lead singer, Anthony Green, has been in numerous bands and stayed with Saosin for the short part of a year. He currently lends his vocals to another "small" band by the name of Circa Survive (who ain't that bad neither). The band name is somewhat hard to explain but I'll try: saosin is actually supposed to be the Chinese word xiao xin, meaning "small heart". Green wanted to pronounce it "say-ocean", but when he left the band changed it to "say-o-sin" (even though the REAL pronunciation is "shiao shing"). Story goes the word refers to a Chinese proverb teaching young men who are married off for money not be too attached to their wives because they could leave/die at anytime. Green wanted to interpret this as saying nothing is eternal in this world and getting attached to anything is a big no-no because it will eventually be lost. Interesting interpretation... I don't know how right it is, but it's interesting. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. By the way, lyrics @ Lyrics.com and sorry if there's some ad before the video... i could only find this video at Mtv's website.




Thursday, April 2, 2009

Be Happy!

So I was listening to my good old iTunes on random the other day when "The Adventure" from Angels and Airwaves came on. I forgot how much I like this song. It has that "feel good" feeling everyone likes. The lead singer, Tom DeLonge, is no strange face to me since he is part of Blink 182. But a while ago, Blink decided to take a break from their crazy shenanigans and pursue music in different directions. Now even though this is the nice way of saying the band broke up, recently, they've been in the talks of reuniting. Tom's other side project wasn't so great so we won't mention Box car Racer. Ooops... umm... they were okay... Any whoooo.... "The Adventure" is a song about having someone there to help you start a life-changing journey. When you watch the whole video, it's set a space ship mostly but there's some anti-war and global warming stuff so Tom is probably trying to tell people we're starting the journey to save the earth. But the song can be put to so many different situations and everyone can relate to it. So watch it! and here's the Lyrics.

PS. You also might recognize this song from a Ford commerical on tv.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Human Promises

It happens in everyone's lives where someone promises you the world... but can't even deliver the truth. "Sorrow" by Flyleaf is a song about just that. This female-headed band expresses a lot about the ugly side of this world and how it's a miracle we are just alive. Yes, they're Christian but they chose to enter into the mainstream because they believe it's their mission to unite people by telling them everyone struggles and suffers. With a lead singer like Lacey Mosley, who isn't afraid to scream her head off to show pain, who wouldn't believe them?

Well back to "Sorrow"... as I mentioned before, the song is about someone promising you everything you could ever want. But a man's promise is as good as having a single ice cube on the hottest day in August: you only feel good for a few seconds and when you realize it's too little, it does no good. But they also say in the song that faith never fails and the promise it holds that can't be broken. The song is short, and the video only shows a story near the end, but the magician's act makes sense for this song: someone told her she would be fine doing this trick, but it goes wrong. Just goes to show how much people actually know. I really do like this band A LOT. You'll definitely hear more about them later. Lyrics @ Lyrics.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gettin' Started

Ok... so music reviews... right! First off, one of my all-time favorite songs is "Face Down" by a little band known as the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Don't ask about the name because they don't know either. Even their lead singer, Ronnie Winter, says they didn't want to focus on the name of the band but rather the music they produce.

Anyway... the song. "Face Down" is basically about a girl (Ronnie's mommie) who survived domestic violence. Lyrics are strong if you want to listen to them . . . they just hit home. Lyrics at www.lyrics.com. Like it?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rant Rant

GUESSS WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! i like ranting... about stuff... oh yeah... and music. I'M AWESOME!