December 27, 2008

I'm still taking a blogging break.

Pretend that I'm not here. I just want to link you up to this because I laughed so hard and this guy is on my short list of heroes!

December 24, 2008

Off for the holidays!

I am off for the holidays. I am spending the next few days at home with my family before heading off to Las Vegas and then Mexico. I will be back sometime around January 4th. See you then. Bye

Also, my mom got me a $50 gift certificate to Best Buy. I don't know what to make of this...

December 19, 2008

Brendon vs. Brandon

I promised Vanilla Bear a Brandon Flowers post forever ago and I've so far failed to complete that promise, but I am fulfilling it now. I can't have a post about Brandon Flowers without also including Brendon Urie because they are basically the same people. The only difference between the two (besides the obvious age :P) is that one has the ability to follow up with a really good second album, while the other one's follow up attempts have been nothing short of disasters (you know who is who!) This is a pretty bold claim, but I promise I have evidence
  • They are both Mormon
  • Both are lead singers of bands (Brandon: The Killers, Brendon: Panic At The Disco)
  • Both play piano and sometimes guitar in their respective bands
  • They aren't completely different looking
  • Both were born in Las Vegas
  • Both started out loving the eyeliner
  • They each have a similar sense of style
  • Both have Utah connections
  • They both made really really good first albums
I have more points, but I can't remember them all at the moment so just go with it, anyways, the point of this post is the pics, so enjoy!

Brandon Flowers:

Brendon Urie:

December 11, 2008

O, great poet, write me something

Through the Typealyzer, I came across a site that I can c&p my entries into and it will tell me what classic author my writing style mostly resembles. I have gone through just random posts that I have done and it seems the only two results I get is Oscar Wilde and Lewis Carroll (mostly Oscar Wilde). I don't know what this means to me or anyone, but I find it an interesting fact to know.To find out what classic author your writing style mostly resembles, click here!

December 10, 2008

It's okay Juventus, I understand

Juventus playing Reggina on November 29th:Outside of my house on Monday (December 8th):

Do you know how I know that I listen to good music?

When people ask me what kind of music I listen too, I simply state that I enjoy good music. People normally think this is a simple matter of opinion, but alas I have now been vindicated by none other than Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone has compiled a list of their top 50 albums of the year. While I think most of this list is merely nonsense (The Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift?! Really?... I mean seriously, you can't be serious! No matter.) I do own 13 albums from it. Below is the complete list and highlighted in red are the ones I own.

1. TV on the Radio: Dear Science

2. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg Series Vol. 8

3. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

4. My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

5. John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love and Freedom

6. Santogold: Santogold

7. Coldplay: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

8. Beck: Modern Guilt

9. Metallica: Death Magnetic

10. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

11. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

12. Guns n' Roses: Chinese Democracy

13. Blitzen Trapper: Furr

14. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

15. The Black Keys: Attack & Release

16. Randy Newman: Harps and Angels

17. B.B. King: One Kind Favor

18. Lucinda Williams: Little Honey

19. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah: Part 1 (4th World War)

20. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night

21. Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads

22. Jackson Browne: Time the Conquerer

23. Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst

24. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals

25. The Magnetic Fields: Distortion

26. Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch

27. Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

28. The Knux: Remind Me in Three Days…

29. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

30. Duffy: Rockferry

31. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

32. Jamey Johnson: The Lonesome Song

33. Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman

34. Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash

35. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

36. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive

37. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

38. Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line

39. Taylor Swift: Fearless

40. Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer

41. AC/DC: Black Ice

42. David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

43. Nas: Untitled

44. The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely

45. Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward

46. The Academy Is…: Fast Times at Barrington High

47. Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping

48. Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It

49. Hot Chip: Made in the Dark

50. No Age: Nouns

This whole world needs an anthem

Sarebear did a wonderful post on the breakup of Phantom Planet. I think she is a far bigger person than I am and is dealing with it a lot better than me. I have been in a very melancholic state of mind towards the whole situation and I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I'm not happy.

Besides Blink-182, I can't remember having a band that I really really liked breaking up. The breakup of Phantom Planet seems a whole lot more personal than the breakup of Blink-182 and it's really affecting me more than I thought possible. I just keep listening to their 4 incredible albums and it's sad to know that that's it. There won't be more.

Phantom Planet has always held a dear place in my heart, they are even in my blog header. I remember when I was 14 years old and I got a copy of their second album The Guest. That was one of the albums that really molded my musical tastes and opened up a whole new musical genre. I still listen to that album and love every single word of it. I remember when in 9th grade I was asked who my three favorite bands were and one of them was Phantom Planet.

I know that Phantom Planet have had their problems so this shouldn't be so suprising, but they just this very year came back from a 4 year musical hiatus just as good as ever. I had Raise The Dead on pre-order and I couldn't wait. This meant that they would tour again and I would be able to see them live like I have always wanted too. I had hope. I saw them with Panic at the Disco and they were just AMAZING. All seemed to be going right.

Apparently I was wrong. It was merely a month ago I saw them on November 3rd and it was awesome, but as it's said, all good things must come to end. I don't understand why or what happened, but I am very sad about this.

I don't really know how to end this, but I do want to say Thank You to Phantom Planet for creating awesome music and showing me the way. They really are one of the bands that made me not just like music, but really love it and I will miss them very much!

December 06, 2008

Are you lonely at night?

I was youtubing last night, mostly for videos of bands and all that. I was looking for a Gym Class Heroes interview (don't ask) when I came across a very interesting video of Eric and Disashi advertising a very unique product. It blew me away and immediately made me think of Vanilla Bear! I researched this and it is amazing. I want to buy one for all of my friends, but alas I am poor, so all I can do is share the picture with you all, but I hope you thoroughly enjoy.

I present to you:
The My Guy Pillow!

  • He is always there when you need him
  • He never snores of hogs the covers
  • He stays up late listening to you
  • He never talks about himself
  • He always stays in great shape
  • He gets along with all of your friends
  • He's 100% faithful
  • He's GREAT in bed

December 02, 2008

I am not neglectful

I have not been neglecting my blog, I have just been uber busy of late. This is just a quick post to share with you all how much I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PROVIDENCE! Yeah, they're pretty awesome and so I share with you some songs off of their self titled album.