I'm late to the party, far too often (still haven't checked out Breaking Bad, and Kimmy Schmidt is on there as well). Why is it we're "late to the party" on things that it seems all of our friends, family, randoms in the world have all experienced but us? Whether it's a movie, tv show, book, band, singer, artist, food, restaurant, anything; it just happens. I'm like this with bands a lot. I just finally ended my LTTP (late to the party-ness) on the band Fireworks. I am mucho glad-o I did this as I now know they put out my favorite pop punk record this year....albeit it came out 4 years ago. It's just great. I also checked out Halsey, and I dig her poptronica, or whatever it's dubbed.
It's meow officially summer for most people I suppose, and that usually brings change along with it. There's something about summer, whether it be school ending, graduations, engagements, marriages, endings, etc, that just brings change. Maybe I'm just more aware of it due to the weather, maybe I'm forcing it a smudge? Either way change is her, and embrace that chick yo
I've been struggling with finding new music I really dig for awhile now. You might be thinking it's 2015, there's so much out there, how can you not find something you like? Well, it's tough. Just because there's a surplus of bands/singers/musicians out there doesn't mean it's all quality. Recently I got Issues, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, The Maine, and The Story So Fars new records. I know some of these have been out for awhile but whatever. I dig all of these a ton, I'm really scattered all over genre wise these days. Basically if it's good, I'll listen to it regardless. File this under random thoughts.
I'm currently spinning the 1975's last record in anticipation of what they may, or may not be doing. They've teased June 1st for what seems like an eternity now, and what did we get? Pink. Whatever happens, Im down for.
So, for my second blog entry, I thought I was going to do something music related but it is not so. I am of the nerdier ilk if you could say such a thing, and l probably like things too nerdy for my age. One such thing being Batman. I love all things Batman, always have, probably always will. With that said, I am writing some initial thoughts of the new series Beware The Batman currently airing on Cartoon Network. Three episodes in and I can say the series isn't half bad. Batman has always been a darker character, attempts at making him kid friendly, or harkening back to the campy Adam West Batman (which I do adore) have been mixed sometimes. With Beware The Batman, a darker and honestly more adult one akin to the beloved Batrman: The Animated Series is apparent.
Stylistically I think the characters are rendered with a modern look, but again bringing about memories of BTAS, which isn't a bad thing. A mere 3 episodes into the series, it focuses on a younger Batman, whom as usual battles villains, struggles with balancing the battle of Bruce/Bat, and learning as he goes along the way. Among other things I have been impressed with is the voice acting and this incarnation of Alfred. In this depiction Alfred is a badass, ala Michael Cain's references to Alfred being ex British military, and it works. I really would love to see this series continue. There ya go, I'm a child. Thank you.
If anyone reads this, please note it's my first blog entry. I'm writing this because like many of you (I hope I'm not the only one) sometimes, for some reason be it life, work, school, etc., I just never get around to checking out a band. It's not because I don't like them or am avoiding them based on a preconceived opinion; shit happens AP.NET. I am writing in regards to the band who have dubbed themselves Squid The Whale. I've seen their name (which I love) tossed around this website from time to time, and being the grown up in training I am, I finally checked them out. My first impressions are that I dig their sound, and to me they sound like a mix of The Gaslight Anthem/A very soul infused Circa Survive. That's just me though. Check them out!