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Q1 2012
05/07/12 at 10:23 AM by sjb2k1
I realize this is a little late, but so far it's:

Jack White - Blunderbuss
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
fun. - Some Nights
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (does this count?)
Bowerbirds - The Clearing
You Blew It! - Grow Up, Dude
If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest
S. Carey - Hoyas (does this count?)
Dreamend - And the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave

and like half of that Say Anything record. "So Good" is a jam. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
Tags: currently digging, Q1 2012
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it's a Blue kind of day
04/20/12 at 11:57 AM by sjb2k1
i would change myself if i could
i'd walk with my people if i could find them
and i'd say that i'm sorry to you
i'm sorry to you

and i don't want to call you
but then i want to call you
'cause i don't want to crush you
but i feel like crushing you, and it's true
i took for granted you were with me
i breathe by your looks and you look right through me

but we were broke and didn't know
we were broke and didn't know
Tags: third eye blind
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currently digging
04/18/12 at 10:55 AM by sjb2k1
jack white - blunderbuss
swear and shake - maple ridge
all of bon iver's discography
bowerbirds - the clearing
Tags: currently digging
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it was just a dream
04/09/12 at 11:39 AM by sjb2k1
you were pregnant and getting married and i begged you to reconsider. i hate dreams that stay with you even after you wake up.
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nostalgia, i have it
03/20/12 at 09:24 PM by sjb2k1
I'm sitting here with the windows open, the rain falling, and From Under the Cork Tree on my record player. You might think I'm lazy, but the Christmas lights I left on my floor lamp are lighting this room just right.

My alma mater, St. Bonaventure, advanced tonight to the Sweet 16 in women's basketball. They're up against #1 Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon in Raleigh, my figurative backyard, and it'd be a privilege to see them play. There's a rather large contingent of Bona alumni in this area, my ex included, and I've already made the rounds on Facebook, seeing who's going to go. Days like today however, despite the joy and pride in my school, are dampened by the sinking feeling that the people I once considered close friends are nothing but people who post on Facebook. Reduced to likes and the occasional comment.

That moment when you realize you are utterly and totally alone.

It's nearly entirely my fault. I sort of put us all in this place, on the course that got us here. That got me here. I quit drinking and ruined a marriage, made people make choices, and they didn't choose me. Most of the time I don't blame them. I don't know if I would have picked me either.

The b-side is over. I'm sitting here with nothing but the steady rain. I get this twinge in my chest on nights like these. It's some kind of bittersweet pang of wishing I could hold on to something again, even but for a minute. I texted my ex tonight, asked her if she'd want to go, if it wasn't too soon or too awkward. We're still familiar strangers, but I don't ever want to go back in the direction I came from. Even if sometimes I wish I still had my friends.

Thunder erupts, a sharp clap breaking the rhythm of the rain. Is that the universe's agreement with my statement? I really like where I'm headed. That's enough for me.
Tags: nostalgia, fall out boy, from under the cork tree
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currently digging
03/08/12 at 09:08 PM by sjb2k1
good old war - come back as rain
now, now - threads
barely blind - wilder child of a thousand suns
dreamend - and the tears washed me, wave after cowardly wave/so i ate myself, bite by bite
Tags: currently digging
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thank you Jason
01/25/12 at 11:19 AM by sjb2k1
you know why.
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thank you Eda
01/22/12 at 10:19 PM by sjb2k1
you know why.
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protip to bands/labels
01/05/12 at 01:31 PM by sjb2k1
if you make me "like" you on Facebook or sign up first or WHATEVER to be able to hear a song, you just lost a potential listener.*

that is all.








*the same goes for youtube and the fucking advertisements before videos, although that's more youtube's fault than the content provider's.
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shit i missed in 2011
01/04/12 at 02:16 PM by sjb2k1
should have spent more time with Red City Radio - The Dangers of Standing Still
should have listened to Living With Lions - Holy Shit
Tags: shit i missed in 2011
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2011 End of Year List
12/22/11 at 09:25 PM by sjb2k1
It's done!

2011 Full Lengths
1. Charlie Simpson - Young Pilgrim
2. Mansions - Dig Up The Dead
3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
4. Transit - Listen & Forgive
5. Barely Blind - Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns
6. Marianas Trench - Ever After
7. Noah and the Whale - Last Night on Earth
8. Balance and Composure - Separation
9. Givers - In Light
10. New Found Glory - Radiosurgery
11. Fireworks - Gospel
12. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint
13. Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
14. Adele - 21
15. Saves the Day - Daybreak
16. The Hotel Year - It Never Goes Out
17. Dinner and a Suit - Since Our Departure
18. Owen - Ghost Town
19. Slow Club - Paradise
20. Looking for Alaska - There Is Hope...
21. Funeral Party - Golden Age of Knowhere
22. Sims - Bad Time Zoo
23. The American Scene - By Way of Introduction
24. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
25. blink-182 - Neighborhoods
26. arrange - Plantation
27. Sleeping At Last - Yearbook EPs
28. The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms
29. City & Colour - Little Hell
30. Scattered Trees - Sympathy

EPs
1. Brighten - I'll Always Be Around
2. Cartel - In Stereo
3. Typhoon - A New Kind of House
4. Charlie Simpson - Cemetery EP
5. Coyote Theory - Color EP
6. Deer Leap and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are here to help you (split)
7. Roy English - Fearlove
8. Patrick Stump - Truant Wave
9. Divided By Friday - Prove It
10. Hot Rod Circuit - 3 Song EP

Other Things, Mentioned Honorably
Spraynard - Funtitled
Yuck - Yuck
Other Lives - Tamer Animals
Tags: 2011, EOTY, AOTY
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biting the hand that feeds you
12/19/11 at 04:03 PM by sjb2k1
We never start drama.. Its not like we posted this rediculous thing .. Cody payne is like a brother to me.. Its not his fault whatever he says gets 100 replys.. Ap.net uses him and everything he says to get hits on their mediocre website

yes, that is an actual band member calling this site, which purposefully or not promotes the shit out of his band, mediocre.


clunk.
Tags: the dangerous summer, cody payne, bryan czap, douche
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my end of year list
12/14/11 at 08:52 PM by sjb2k1
is slowing coming together. charlie simpson's the sure #1. mansions is pretty much locked in for #2.

after that....well shit. how do people actually make lists like this? WHY DO I HAVE TO RANK PAST 1??? WHY? sigh.

on the bright side, work is slow and easy as my company cruises into 2012, so i have some time right now to listen to a huge pile of music i haven't had time to digest. or listen to once at all. i don't remember a better year for my musical palette. feels good man.

stuff i want to get to
tuneyards
st. vincent
slow club
civil wars
dawes
scattered trees
the rosebuds

and too many other fucking things to think of, aaahhhhhhh
<3 music
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tired
11/30/11 at 04:18 PM by sjb2k1
i'm letting an increasingly large group of assholes ruin this site for me. it's getting harder and harder to overlook the negativity that permeates this place. i'm the first to admit that i will lash into you good if i think you have it coming, but Eda's happy love goo goo thread rings pretty hollow when i see the same people acting super nice there while being complete tools in other parts of the site. it makes me want to do things like just delete entire threads, so then i don't have to read them at all.

the better plan is probably to just shut my laptop and let this site consume itself like it desperately wants to.
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One-Sentence Review: Marianas Trench - Ever After
11/28/11 at 03:12 PM by sjb2k1
This album is one giant hook, a Masterpiece Theatre slayer.
Tags: one-sentence review, marianas trench, ever after
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