Thursday, March 26, 2009


yea...just watched it on BET's 106 & Park.

when did he come back? that's so funny (ane awesome)

I loved Ginuwine back in the day! He new video/single sounds just like he always has - really nice, sexy R&B. Plus, Tyrese was in the video! my 13-year old self is swooning

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lady Gaga & Cazwell

"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga won't die. Every bloody radio station plays it constantly and I'm sick of it.

I knew about the damn song months before I started hearing it in that Best Dancer competition on Fox promo commercials. Once I heard that, I was like - awesome for her! That song was totally going to get attached to something like that.

But now you all will know about it. Crap.

I still listen on occasion, but usually get sick of it halfway through...until now.

He's a saint. Love it!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Icky Dreams...

I had been joking with my sister that I want to try out for the next Rock of Love (you so know they're going to have another). I figured I can definately get on that damned show b/c I'm the 'good sweet girl' and I so want to be all like 'don't kiss me! you icky old man!'


So I caught a bit of an episode last night along with Tough Love (a new guilty pleasure), but it was like 5 minutes.

I had a dream that I was on the show and I hadn't let him try anything the whole season and I got pretty far. But then he had me in the bottom two and it wasn't clear, but I sort of was thrown out.

Then as I'm walking away through like a venue type place, I realize I loved him - ick! I go back, state my case and play kissy-face huggy-bear and I'm back in the game.

Why couldn't it have been David Lee Roth or Sebastian Bach. haha

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stupid Warped Tour Bands

Another reason why I love Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail - Read this and what he said

I just saw the Saints and Sinners Tour and don't remember him saying anything about dumbass Brokencyde. But I also don't remember Brokencyde saying anything racist in their lyrics.

Apparently, besides making horrid headache music, they use the n-word in one of their songs.

Is it racist? Probably not.
Should they have used it? Hell no.

But -

They're basically ripping off 'crunk' music (badly) and how many times do we hear the n-word in that music along with 98% of other rap music out there? A lot. So they're just being retarded white boys and thought they could get away with it.

But are they being racist about it? I don't know.

Are they making music that is irrelevant to the Warped Tour? Yes, but then again, when's the last time the line-up for Warped has been completely relevant to it's punk & rock roots?

Kids today need to be smacked over the head.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Alesana - Show Review

March 6th, Blender Theater
New York, NY

Move over Chiodos (I'll get back to you over Warped), but for now, my new guilty obsession is Alesana.

They're on an insanely long tour and I want another fix after seeing them at the Blender Theater. Especially since their set seemed to have been cut short b/c the venue people didn't think enough to start earlier in order to accomodate five bands.

We started with I Set My Friends on Fire, which it turns out there's really only two of them - but a drummer travels along for the tour. I sort of developed a headache, but was enjoying myself surprisingly. The singer's ranting and screaming was drving me mad...but there was something catchy about it.

They had a bunch of technical problems and the audience were quite mean to them, but they continued on - good for them!

Fear Before (the march of flames) took the stage and had four fake trees along with them. They've difinately become way more quirky and 'interesting' than last I saw them 4 years ago.

The music has become something involving more ambient/progressive elements and it was quite a treat to listen to. Also to weird you out, was someone dressed as a gorilla/ape walking around the stage. Something else impressive - their singer manged to get almost half the mic in his mouth.

Vocally, I wasn't impressed. But the whole package is pretty entertaining and it's a shame they don't tour around here more often.

I hate to be mean, but Drop Dead Gorgeous was horrible. It's just the same blah blah hardcore screaming and heavy guitars that's just - shut up and bring on the other bands. The crowd really liked them, but it gave me time to nap and clear out my text message inbox.

Alesana is just that band that you're afraid to admit you like, but you have every album on your ipod and totally can sing every word to when the girly sounding one (and girly looking one) sings.

They all herded up on stage and began to play. Lead singer/screaming ranted and raved all over the stage and then their girly singer started doing the most amazing moves. He stops playing, grabs the mic with one hand, then with the other - does the emo Mariah Carey hand flutters. Oh! I LOVES IT!

Their set raced by and everything sounded great. The music is insanely catchy, though on the hard side at times. I love "Seduction" and freaked out along with the rest of the crowd when "Congratulations, I Hate You" started.

They came back for the encore, but then I'm pretty sure they were ushered off stage and apologized (haha, encore was "Apology") for having to go and then the lights went on. Sucked.

But an enjoyable show overall - loved it

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saints and Sinners Tour

Show Review
Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

If you had looked foward to another Saints and Sinners down in Asbury Park around this past Halloween, then you unpleasantly surprised with a "See You in '09" line on the website. Promoters took the line-up package, condensed it to four bands and traveled the county.

It was a little upsetting, but they did provide a pretty ecletic mix of bands and one act is a favorite of mine, so I definately had to be in attendance.

First up - Brokencyde. My sister was stoked and said they are hilarious live. I took a listen on the myspace and was amused, but knew I would only be able to listen to 2 or 3 songs before getting a headache.

We were late, so that's about how many we saw. The guys primarily stayed hidden in the light show they had set-up on stage, but the kids on the floor didn't care as all they wanted to do was dance.

It really felt as though they stole beats from Lil' Jon and were just kicking and screaming with vocals over it. Fun for the first song, annoying for any other ones.

Haste the Day was excellent. They're your typical metal/metalcore band, but who know how to get it done right.

At first, I wasn't too into them and just wanted to see Senses Fail, but the more you listened, the more their talent shone through. Especially when they played tracks off their new album, Dreamer.

I was surprised when the lead singer took a moment to thank God and talked about Jesus for a second and said fans should come over and chat with the band later. Cool.

Finally! It was Senses Fail time. I had been listening to the new album a lot lately and was very excited to see them again since their Fall Headlining tour. But things didn't feel right...

The floor was barely moving. The lead singer was either tipsy or took note of the bland crowd and wasn't as intense as last time I saw them. And again, drunk Jersey trash girls make me sick.

The music was on point. Between Heath, Garrett and Jason Black (Hot Water Music, now joins them live), everything has been sounding just amazing live. But as I said, their singer wasn't as electric as back on the headlining tour and I felt bad when his new love of telling jokes/funny stories really hit a sour note with the crowd.

They played the majority of the new album and a few from the previous albums, but had to overlook the EP as for some reason, THEY were not the headliners of the tour. Whoever did that, was wrong.

So the headliners of the night were Hollywood Undead. I haven't seen them before and have mixed feelings about them. It is a guilty pleasure and the music is catchy, heavy and contain those hip hop elements. However, I get very ultra-feminist when I have to hear guy refer to women as bitches for only so long.

There are six members and there was also an additional drummer on the stage. I will give it to them that the music sounds just as it does on the album, even better maybe, and the energy and crowd response is great for them. The one guy even took a tween boy on his shoulders for the first (or was it second?) song and carried him around on stage.

"Undead" and "California" are favorites of mine so that was cool they played them in the beginning, but it sucked you had to wait till the end for "No. 5," well that's not really a shocker.

Saints and Sinners turned out to be a great tour package. Great bands, with one interesting and unique first act, but the suckiest audience ever.

Was it like that for the majority of the stops? The Hollywood Undead kids took over the population, which is cool, but makes it less entertaining during the metal & post-hardcore acts.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Reflecting upon the saints and sinners tour i went to last night...

Girls at shows piss me off. I'm not a hardcore chick who fears the pit, i'm not the emo girl who stands in one place with her boyfriend behind her the whole night, i'm not the hot topic chubby girl who stands up front just to take pictures, but I am a fan and someone who appreciates the music.

even when i go to a show that i'm not a fan of the bands, i stand in the back, not trying to get in anyone's way and not be disruptive.

however, girls that go to shows b/c on some level they want to screw a band member or b/c they think it's cool to listen to this music can suck it.

last night there were jersey trash kind of girls, drunk drunk drunk...on the floor and in the bar and just ick. they were dancing and bumping into everyone around them - we're not talking moshing. whatever, the guys nearby were either drunk or knew them.

but still, i expected that shit from hollywood undead fans, not senses fail fans. girls like that bother me b/c they are surface fans - they can groove with the music and think it's cool they like a band on the "hardcore" tip, but don't get it.

all the chicks for hollywood undead were jailbait and just screamed b/c it's cool to like guys who degraded women in their lyrics and repeatedly ask 'who wants to get down?' with them.