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|Do you ever realize how empty everything is after something that brings you happiness? After the sun sets. After the alcohol metabolizes. After the green turns to ash. After the break up. After the graduation. What's that constant?|
I need to find it.
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|Angels and Errors
|The word "problems" has become too cliche, maybe they're just my own imagination. Doctors, scientists, and other over-analyzing people in white coats call it a chemical unbalance in your brain, further suppressing feelings and emotions turning you into nothing short of a lying robot. A voice for the (Insert drug) company. |
What can't a little more chemicals in your brain do for you?
If I didn't over think that, I'm sure I'd be fine right now, needless to say this blog wouldn't exist. These colorfully packaged pills trick the swallower that a quick fix can escape all of life's problems. Feeling down? Here's a (insert drug). Pop. Swallow. Repeat.
It seems the outcome of taking these pills of deceit leads back to the very reason why people take them; lies and disappointment. Life's a lie, you take it. You take it, the pill was manufactured by machines hundreds of thousands of miles away, somewhere in Asia. You're lying to nature.
But we still do it.
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|Thursday Show (2/25/09) Cincinnati, OH
|Tears of joy are usually associated with weddings or other life changing experiences. I have never had one, until last night's Thursday concert. My life was changed by this band, again.|
Thursday stopped in the conservative mid western shit hole known as Cincinnati, OH on February 25th, 2009. Back in December I received an email saying Thursday was coming, I skipped my last class of the day and rushed to the box office for my ticket.
My idols since 2001 were a mere 20 feet from me. These guys changed the way I view music, and sincerely put, my life. "Understanding in a Car Crash" was the first song. A wave of nostalgia overcame me. I had flashbacks to the thousands of times I lived vicariously through this song; it is my theme song.
I cried inside.
It was funny watching the fans of the opening bands (Bring me the Horizon and Pierce the Veil) pour out of the venue before Thursday's set. A vast sea of tight designer jeans, overly pretentious texting 14-year-old girls, and obnoxiously bright t-shirts flooded the exit. The remaining fans in attendance were there for the same reason as me, to see a band that had an impact on their feelings and emotions, not just another band in their top 8 on myspace.
The look in the fans' eyes showed problems, hope, and passion. Thursday is their God. They didn't come to see another transient scene band popping breakdowns left and right while obsessing over their curved hair. They came to see a band with life changing lyrics, passion, and an unforgettable experience.
I talked to the singer Geoff after the show. I waited anxiously in line, contemplating what to say as if he was a pretty girl. He was the voice who comforted and aroused my thoughts and emotions since 2001. I told him Thursday changed my life with a disclaimer avoiding cliche-ness. Expecting a rapid, "Thank you", he impacted me like the first time I heard "Understanding in a Car Crash." The gleam in his eyes and extending his hand while saying, "you mean the world to us" forced a tear at the corner of my eye.
Please see Thursday if you have the chance, also check out their new CD Common Existence.
Understanding in a Car Crash
Resuscitation of a Dead Man
Signals over the Air
Jet Black New Year
Cross out the Eyes
For the workforce, drowning
Friends in the Armed Forces
War All The Time
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