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Thinking Out Loud On Paper
AOTY 2009
12/01/09 at 09:01 PM by JustAGirl01
This is an entire list of all the albums I own that came out this year.
Bolded are my favorites.
Italics i haven't listened to it yet

As Tall As Lions - You Cant Take It With You
Passion Pit - Manners
Portugal. the Man - Satanic Satanist
Dear Hunter- Act III: Life & Death
Incubus - Monuments & Melodies
Dance Gavin Dance - Happiness
P.O.S - Never Better
Big D & The Kids Table - Fluent In Stroll
Lewd Acts - Black Eyed Blues
Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
Polar Bear Club - Chasing Hamburg
Ruiner - Hell Is Empty
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Chuck Ragan - Gold Country
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Mew - No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away

RX Bandits - Mandala
The Chariot - Wars and Rumors of Wars
HORSE The Band - Desperate Living

Manchester Orchestra - Means Everything To Nothing
O Pioneers!!! - Neon Creeps
Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
Russian Circles - Geneva
The Almost - Monster, Monster
New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight
Mansions - New Best Friends
Thrice - Beggars
Jeremy Enigk - OK Bear
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Mewithoutyou -
"Itís All Crazy! Itís All False! Itís All A Dream! Itís Alright"
Winds of Plague - The Great Stone War
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon
The Fall of Troy - In The Unlikely Event
Datarock - Red
MSTRKRFT - Fist of God
A Day To Remember - Homesick
These Are Powers - All Aboard Future
Fake Problems - Its Great To Be Alive
HEALTH - Get Color
FOTC - I Told You I was Freaky
Alexisonfire - Old Crows/ Young Cardinals
Fun. - Aim & Ignite
Monsters of Folk
Brand New - Daisy
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
So Many Dynamos- The Loud Wars
Four Year Strong-...Explains It All
Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
Title Fight - The Last Thing You Forget
Person L - The Positives

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a little something sweet amongst the rain
07/24/08 at 01:02 AM by JustAGirl01
as the intensity increases on each song in "...is a real boy", the thunder and lightning outside get worse.
leave it to max bemis to make music that can control the weather. is he aware of this? i thought that power was left up to mother earth. or jesus. looks like we are going to have a power struggle on our hands.


realizing you don't know who your best friend is anymore is...frighting. unsettling.
there really isn't more to say. i want things to be the same. but there isn't really time for wishful thinking.

it seems i have overstayed my welcome in this town.
Tags: friendships, hardships, all those ships
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cleaning culprit
07/19/08 at 01:05 AM by JustAGirl01
Today, everything was fine fine fine
Until roundabout quarter to 9, suddenly I found myself in a bind, a bind
Was it something I said
Something I read
And manifest that's getting you down
Don't you dare come to bed with that ambiguous look in your eye
I'd sooner sleep by an open fire and wake up fried
Say what you will
Say what you mean
No, you could never offend
Your dirty words come out clean, clean
Tomorrow, what price will I pay
Could I make it all up to you by serving coffee for two in bed, would you then give me the time of day
I need a map of your head, translated into english so I can learn to not make you frown
Feel better if you vent, put your frustrations into four letter words and let them out on mine
The most weathered ears in town!
Say what you will
Say what you mean
No, you could never offend
Your dirty words come out clean
Clean [x6]
Say what you will
Say what you mean
No, you could never offend
Your dirty words come out clean
Say what you will
Say what you mean
No, you could never offend
Your dirty words come out clean, clean
i believe i have over stayed my welcome in my own home town. this happens every time. i am given the illusion that everything is fine until things start to unravel thread by thread. i want to be as content with my life as i was a week ago. how could things change so quickly? ill never understand.

-to E.M.: ill never understand you. you are one of my best friends but it seems as if we truly are back at square one. it seems like i don't know you anymore. you cant depend on me, ill always let you down because your demands are too high. you are a self-proclaimed attention hoarder and i can't give you that 24/7. when i am alone, you are no where to be found, but when i make plans you shout and scream about how i never make time for you. you say that you want me in your life forever and that is fine. stop treating me like im expendable.

-to J.B.: i loved you. how could you love someone who you barely even made physical contact with? i didn't know. but i enjoyed the feeling i got whenever you talked with me. you made me forget all my worries, my troubles. everything. on the surface, it seemed like we were the same. but beneath that, we were complete opposites. it enthralled me. i wanted to be as special to you as you were to me. but it will never happen. i am content with that. what i am not okay with is your reasoning. you cant look past my skin color to see the person that i truly am? fine. you can't let go of the past and get over that mind controlling ex? fine. live in misery, you already are. you're pessimistic and self-absorbed. you down talk me and insult my intelligence. your ignorance is heartbreaking. so why cant i hate you? why am i terrified of not having you in my life? why do i still lose all train of common sense when you come within 10 ft of me? why do i, deep down...still love you?

- to T.R.: thank you for showing your true colors at the Dark Knight premiere. You and E.M. do belong together.


i am the culprit


Tags: frustration, love, letdown
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subtle reflections & anticipations
07/10/08 at 09:56 PM by JustAGirl01
Reflections
According to my profile, I joined this site on June 1st 2005. If I can remember correctly I joined absolutepunk.net because:
a)
I wanted to chat with The Early November or
b)
To post a comment on Jon Weisenberg's public statement on why he left FFTL

Regardless, those moments in time passed and I left the site thinking I would never need to revisit this place ever again. This explains the very low post count [62] for someone who is closing in on a three year membership. That also explains the No Doubt reference in my username, I was just a girl trying to give the world her two cents.

I missed the Brand New/Thursday geek outs and when In Defense of the Genre was released I didn't spaz like half of the members here did. I simply nodded and continued browsing the forums.

I act nonchalant about these things but in reality I owe alot to ap.net for the first half of the year. I won't go to into detail because there is so much, but I'd simply like to say thanks :)

Anticipations
It is a little late for anticipations on the second half of the year, since it is July, but regardless I have to say something because I am ridiculously stoked. Starting with Good Old War's release that I will be picking up when I see them with Person L and Anthony Green. I admit that I have both Days Away releases and have yet to listen to them both in their entirety [BLASPHEMY!] However, I do enjoy what I have heard so far from their demos and fully anticipate a great show from them in September.

Anthony Green. I love him. I truly do. IMO, Everything he touches turns to goldenrod. I have his album pre-ordered and I eagerly count down the days until I [or rather my mother] receives that brown package in the mail with Avalon and the Charlotte, NC ticket tucked beneath it. I owe a lot to Mr. Green, the least I can do is make the trek from Virginia Beach to Charlotte [roughly 5 hours] to see him preform solo [fingers crossed].

I am also stoked on Person L's release Initial. I did not fully appreciate Kenny Vasoli until I heard TSL's last album, Direction. I had always lumped them in with whiny pop-punk but on that album it seems Mr. Vasoli's voice had matured tenfold. I do also enjoy his version of "The Seed" on Punk Goes Crunk.

The Sound of Animals Fighting's The Ocean & The Sun. It'll be no short of brilliant. I can feel it. September 9th will be epic. If there is a pre-order, please let me know. I am here to support them 110%!

I am ashamed to say but I thought These Arms Are Snakes were going to break up this year. They have been under the radar for majority of the year[minus the bogus claim that Prince covered their song "Crazy Woman Dirty Train"]. Then in the recent Warped Issue of Alternative Press i was greeted with not only a handsome Pedo 'stache adorning the face of Steve Snere but also a date with which the new album will be dropped, October 7th. The title of the album I have yet to find out but if you know, kindly share?

Underoath. Lost In The Sound of Seperation. September 2nd. To explain to you what this band has done for me is an entire blog in itself. Once the pre-order starts, I will gladly sacrifice first month's rent to make sure I secure myself a copy.

Censored Colors is going to be on point. Portugal. The Man know how to not only rock out but put a little funk n groove in their step to make their albums seem like a schizo rollercoaster ride. I believe I missed the pre-order on this but I will be sure to pick up a copy on its release date, Sept 16th.

Other releases: The Cool Kids [which I already sort of have ], Maps & Atlases, Black Kids & Jaguar Love.

The lower half of '08 is dominating the upper. I was very hesitant on music when the year started but fate has proven me wrong.

On a side note, not counting Warped [though I am disappointed with Virginia Beach's lineup], the most epic show of the year: The EasyCore Tour!

New Found Glory
International Superheroes of Hardcore
A Day To Remember
Four Year Strong
Crime In Stereo

coming to Toad's Place in Richmonddd. Bound to see a lot of the brocore kids from VCU there. Richmond has a very rich history in the hardcore scene.

Made a playlist specifically for this tour and as soon as all my affairs are in order, booking it down to Ticketmaster. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT!

Think I've ranted enough for now. See you in a few months?
Tags: Easycore Tour, Anthony Green, reflections, anticipations, Virginia Beach
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midnite driver
05/27/08 at 12:51 AM by JustAGirl01
I had such a nice time with you tonite, and I know you did too. It's a shame that the only way you will express this is by dragging my name through the mud. You can never admit to enjoying my company.
Tags: nighttime driving
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fireworks at nite are beautiful
04/05/08 at 12:41 AM by JustAGirl01
how come we cant recreate those sparks between us?
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Musical ADD
03/24/08 at 05:28 PM by JustAGirl01
Musical ADD:
I wish that I could listen to music the way I used to in middle school. I bought one album at a time so that all my focus was on that album. I would rip off the plastic, most likely breaking the jewel case. I'd tear of the labeling sticker and put it on the back section of the case where the cd was patiently waiting to take a few spins in my cd player. I sat hunched over on my floor and read every lyric in the lyric booklet as they were being sung [or screamed] back to me. I read all the linear notes and admired the album art. I didn't have musical ADD.

Now I get a new album a day thanks to leaking and having friends with such diverse musical tastes. Being a college student on a tight budget also does not help my cause. I feel like I am collecting trading cards. New Raconteurs? Check. I'll trade you a mix for Surfer Rosa and Doolittle? Awesome! Then once I have all the "cards" in place I just sit and admire, not really understanding the value of these sonic gems.

As of today I'm taking back the old me. I will no longer be passive with my music.

On another note:

My nights are getting more restless. I can't seem to actually fall asleep until maybe four hours before my alarm fires off. The culprit? A boy. Isn't it always? The same boy I talk about [vaguely] in previous posts. My feelings for him are still lingering around and I so desperately want to get over him. He recently has started talking to a "friend" of mine and it deeply bothers me. He has gone out of his way to make her things and they have only been talking for two weeks. The most he has ever done for me was a photoshop'd picture of me along with a wonderful song which he, naturally, has yet to finish. It bothers me how this "friend" was telling me how I myself needed to get over him, he was no good for me, that he was going no where in life. And yet here she is chatting away with him like she never put him down. I have defended him so many times, sticking up for him when he wasn't around to defend his name. I have encouraged him to get his GED, telling him not give up on himself when he was at his lowest. I care a lot for him, a lot more than he will ever know. I think I am a good person. Why would he pass me up for a ball of negative energy? That is all she is. Negative space. He doesn't realize it yet but hopefully he will soon. I do not want to lose his friendship, I'd rather have him in my life then him not be there at all. I just need to get over my bitterness and him and move on. His words turned me into someone I never wanted to be. And for that...

I hijacking the better person I used to be.
Tags: frustration, music, ADD, love, boys
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drifting should only be for wood
02/27/08 at 11:14 PM by JustAGirl01
I hate that we are falling apart and we've really only just begun
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it is so cold in this room
02/25/08 at 08:31 PM by JustAGirl01
i could just put on my sweatshirt

but i would just rather have his touch

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first time, not much a charm
02/24/08 at 06:40 PM by JustAGirl01
E. Von,

Can I call you E.Von? As a collective unit you are E.Von.

I name my sweaters and hoodies too. The one I am wearing now is Spencer.

I started this for the same reasons majority of folks start blogs. To speak (or write) what is on their mind. And to hope that someone else feels the same way.

Here's my rant of the evening:
I was in a relationship for 8 months. Except my sig. other didn't know he was in it. The day the relationship ended was the day I told him how I truly felt. Sound familiar?
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