2AM Club - discovered by Andy @ Columbia. I love them. I guess I haven’t give Gym Class Heroes much of a chance but these guys are good! I would say better than GCH. I’m hoping to go to their show on 8/22.
Faves: ”Worry About You”, “Let Me Down Easy”, “Know Better” Buy: you can’t quite yet. go to their myspace.
Hockey - voted band that needs to change their name. I blame Christian @ Columbia for me getting into this band. I saw them last Thursday at Spaceland. So good, I love accents and I loved his voice. Definitely check them out! Faves: “Song Away”, “3AM Spanish”, “Work” Buy: ASAP.
Is so weird for me right now. Not in a bad way but in a very good way!! I love it. It’s only been a year since I left Santa Barbara to do what I really love with my life. And guess what? A year later, I am! Interning at Epitaph, I’m getting a lot of hands on experience working with the new media stuff, hanging out with cool people, going to a bunch of shows for free and getting awesome music for free before it comes out! I mean, I wish I could get a little more creative with the new media stuff but whatevs, it’s cool for now. Interning for Columbia is …interesting haha. Besides every other Wednesday, it’s kinda boring. Sometimes we have a hint of excitement such as Augustana, The Afters, and other randoms coming in. When am I gonna see the Backstreet Boys come into the office huh?? TELL ME!! haha. Dream right there. Anyway all that plus the white tie affair party, that was cool. I love my job with Sony (no longer sony bmg! ha) because they’re flying me to New York all expenses paid and I get to go to CMJ!!!! How fckn cool is that??? I’m way too excited. I’m scared too but anxious. I don’t want to get lost haha. I love that all I have to do is talk about music and they pay me!!! haha. That’s what I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do basically. The other thing is this management company. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get this started and kicked off. If I have any hand in any band or artists’ success, I could die happy. If I could help Lorene Drive get to where they wanna be, and maybe hear their song on the radio and now I had a little bit to do with that - I know I’m doing what I love. I just wish I was born a few years earlier then maybe I could have helped the music industry go in different directions! ha. I know, I dream BIG. My dreams are HUGE, but what? I’m a dreamer and believer, and if you’re not, then I truly feel sorry for you. I feel bad for people who have no dreams, direction or goals.
I’m lovin life. There are a few things I would change…such as I would LOVE to be done with school haha I might have a job already. I would love to have that one person to share everything with…but, that can wait. I almost made a mistake in my past that would have not let ANY of this happen and thank you God for not letting me move to Virginia! haha. I’d be what - pregnant and living in my fiances’ parents house. Suckers.
Sadly enough, I am kind of on the edge of my seat. I’m waiting for something bad to happen. I’m not sure why, I just feel like my ball is rollin and rollin gettin to where I want it but somethings going to happen soon that is just going to make it drop and lose control. I know, I can be a bit pessimistic. I guess I’m just not used to being content with life.
And what’s with me being depressed when everyones happy and me being happy while everyone else is depressed? I feel like I’m never on the same flippin page with anyone! I guess that’s where I’m different.
With this post, I’ve realized…this is a personal blog and not a music blog haha. Or well, it’s both since my personal life is music! right? haha.
I’m listening to the “Unbreakable” record by the Backstreet Boys. Yes, don’t judge. These boys are the reason why I care about music, about shows and concerts and live music and blogs and websites and fan sites! One day, maybe I’ll get to work with them in some way or another. I wouldn’t mind just hangin out with Nick Carter haha. You ever feel like you see someone, maybe someone in a band or a celebrity or someone you just met for a few seconds, but you get this feeling like you guys could have so much fun hanging out and being friends? Haha, I feel like that about Nick Carter, Seth Rogen and Johnny from ACOP, but shhh, don’t tell them I said that haha. I just wanna have a party, invite them all and show them how much fun I am! =) I can be! Just give me a few drinks and you can’t shut me up.
Anyway, I digress. I love using that word hehe. Not sure why. It’s funny - I swear ANYONE besides Jason reads this lol. But maybe some day. I hope I don’t look back and think I’m an idiot. Which will most likely happen.
I should be sleeping this is just me rambling on and on now. I’m so glad my grandpa isn’t in the hospital anymore, again. I just hope he can get better and go home! How is Hugh Heffner so old?!!? It’s all that sex….shit…I need to….nevermind.
Enough of this BS. I swear I had something substantial to say but I lost it. Goodnight.
(I need a cool signing out or signature like “God Is Love, Rev. Run” haha)
Lorene Drive - amazing. PLEASE pick up their EP. Well, by pick up I mean buy it off itunes. These guys, this EP = way too fucken good!! Faves: the whole damn thing!! Buy: NOW!
The Maine - so these guys were/are EVERYWHERE. I refused to give in - but I did, and it is all Sue’s fault @ Epitaph. Check them out. Faves: ”Everything I Ask For”, “Girls Do What They Want”, “I Must Be Dreaming”, “Into Your Arms” and “The Way We Talk”. Buy: when you can
I’m not the biggest Cute is What We Aim for fan, but I dug their last record. It was a fun one, and although Shannt (what is WITH the weird name) claims their second record is oh so completely different than their first, I beg to differ. Still sounds like CIWWAF to me, which is a good thing, but it’s not such a refreshing record from the same ol’ pop punk sounds of the moment. Which brings me to my little review of the show…
Powerspace - 2 out of 5 music notes. haha. Not lovin the lead singers voice, I couldn’t tell if he was a good singer or not, but I was leaning towards the not. They didn’t seem to have any coordination as they kept bumping into each other on stage. What was with the blonde kid wearing a jacket and scarf around his neck on stage? You know - it’s hot in California and even hotter on stage! I am now listening to “It smells like electricity” on their myspace. I was right, he can’t sing. Gave ‘em 2 for effort, ‘cuz I’m nice.
Danger Radio - 3 out of 5 music notes. Actually, forget that, they get 2 just for having Jeffree Star introduce them! I’m sorry I strongly dislike that …thing. I thought his whole gimmick was interesting but after reading his myspace and this quote that goes something along the lines of “My life is just another reminder that I’m the reason teenage girls shove their fingers down their throats and little boys question their sexuality”. really? really?? I keep running into this…thing, whereever I am! Epitaph, Warped, CIWWAF show! WTF. Ok, sorry, I digress. They opened up with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” which was fun, I admit. The bassist bothered me with his sunglasses on, ooo you’re too cool. And the guitarist had awkward dancing movements haha. They had a lot of energy and very fun show. I feel like if I had the CD i might be into it for a few listens but not “favorite band” type of feel. More of a “fun, band of the week” feel ;) You know it’s a good band though when they get you hyped on their music on the first time seeing them and you don’t know their stuff. I am now listening to their myspace stuff and I think it was better live. Decent set overall. Faves: “Kiss and Tell” and “Slow Dancing With A Stranger”.
Most overused phrases by pop punk bands on stage: “You guys are so damn sexy” (right before a chorus, breakdown or scream/yell) & “We wanna meet every single freakin one of you”. I’m just sayin…
Ace Enders - 5 out of 5 freakin stars…er uh, music notes! LOVE HIM! This guy is way too talented. I had no idea this was the lead singer of Early November. Guess I never paid attention to what his name was haha. I thought it was cool that they had girls on the keys, but they seemed very out of place. I loved this guy and he put on an amazing show. He seems genuine and passionate. More of what I could listen to for a longer length of time. Perfect in holding a long note! Definitely a breath of fresh air in this pop punk festival. “How many of you put your headphones on at night and it takes you to a different place,” he just wants to create music that does not.
Songs I loved: “Reaction”, “Bring Back Love”, “Ever So Sweet” - and his dedication to whoever has heard of him.
Cute Is What We Aim For - 4 out of 5 music notes. They were fun. Did a good job of doing songs from both albums, did the favorites. That’s all I have for them haha.
BTW - I HATE drunk people at shows where they serve no alcohol. Same drunk bitch from ACOP show at the CIWWAF show…uuuhhh, I wanted to punch her out so bad! K, that’s my vent.
Goal in life: to get good music heard by everyone possible. to help talented individuals and bands get their name out.
Therefore = I want to help a band out, I feel like already I have resources that could really help a local little known band out. I have so many ideas that I really just to work on and execute already! I’m bursting with creativity! =)
My grandpa has been in and out of the hospital a lot lately. I feel bad when I can’t be there and I wonder how other family members can NOT come visit. I feel like no one else is ever there but I guess they’re just there when my sister and I aren’t. Ugh I just hate seeing him like this. It’s always up and down, he’s sick again he’s better, I just don’t understand what’s going on. The thing that also frustrates me and makes me really sad is that my spanish is so choppy, I can’t tell him all the things I want to talk about. I want to tell him about school and work, everything I want to do with my life in case he’s not around to see it =( And I hate when I have to consistently ask him to repeat things because I can’t understand him through his mumbling and shaky voice. I try so hard to concentrate so I can respond but my mind wanders and gets sad. Like I told Jeannette…I would love to see him at my wedding but…I know that’s not going to happen. He told Jenny he wanted to meet her children…and it sucks that that might not happen, let alone him meeting mine. I’ve never lost anyone so close to me and I’m scared. I don’t want him to leave us…it just…can’t happen. I should probably go to sleep because I plan on waking up early to go see him. I can’t imagine how people like my younger cousins or William feel that they’ve lived with him and spent so much more time with him or have had him raise them.
The other day my dad said to me, “it’s his time there’s nothing you can do about it, and when my time comes there won’t be anything you can do.” That just killed me…really dad don’t say that to me right now. I will NOT be able to handle my dad if he turns out to be like my grandpa is right now. When that day comes…god, I don’t know how I’m going to deal. It sucks that the way the world is going, the way we’re eating, fast food and over-processed food that I feel like our days will come sooner than we know it. My grandpa was born and raised in Mexico, he didn’t have any of this crap and still look what happened. God…I’m not going to see my children have children if I don’t do anything about it.
I have to remind myself of that every day and it’s so hard. I just hope Nino doesn’t feel like we don’t care and I hope he knows how much we all love him. Because really, would I be here without him?! No. He asked us the other day why we were in such a good mood? Are we supposed to be by his side all depressed so he’d be depressed too? I don’t think that would help at all. Sigh.
Time for me to shower and sleep so I can wake up early, see him, and go to work at Epitaph. If anyone is reading this blog at it’s early stages, good night! & if you can do it, go vegan/vegetarian. I wish I could. You know…maybe I will…
so I’ve been listening to The Maine, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” over and over way too much since I got it. I love all this pop punk, I don’t know why people hatin! haha.
Anyway, so here is a girl I’m promoting for Sony. Her name is Lesley Roy and she’s 21 from Ireland. They are classifying her as Kelly Clarkson meets Avril Lavigne. But…I don’t like Avril Lavigne. I like Lesley’s stuff though, it’s decent. Check it.