Monday, February 22, 2010

New direction for my blog.

I'm sorry to all of you guys who actually pay attention... all what, maybe 3? I dunno, my mom suggested that I blog about music, and I thought it might be a good idea, so I'm just going to talk about some bands and why I do or do not like them. I'll still post poems from time to time as I write them though, that's just not going to compose the entirety of my blog.

To start off, I'm going to talk about two of my favorite bands: AFI and Bayside.
A Fire Inside is an amazing band, if only because of the immense distance they've come musically. They started out as raw, furious, simple hardcore punk, and have over the course of almost 20 years changed their guitarist and bassist, and developed their style to become a rather unique form of pop rock. Their lyrics have changed quite drastically, though for the most part are packed with meaning and depth.
Bayside is one of the more influential small underground pop punk/punk rock bands out there. In the words of their frontman, Anthony Raneri, they "take music seriously." Their lyrics are full of pain, almost to the point of despair at times, yet they never completely abandon a shred of hope that somehow, sometime, even though everything looks like it could never get better, life is worth fighting for. Their guitar, while not showy or melodramatic, can be very complicated, and although they don't shatter the mold, they are quietly very innovative.
Please comment, share dislikes, suggestions, hate mail (but no spam at all) and tell me what you think. And please check out the music I talk about, even if you decide you don't like it at all, just give it a couple minutes. Key songs by AFI are "A Single Second," "Totalimmortal," "3 1/2," "The Despair Factor," "God Called in Sick Today," "The Missing Frame," "End Transmission," and "This Time Imperfect." Some good ones by Bayside are "No One Understands," "I Can't Go On," "They're NOT Horses, They're Unicorns," "A Rite of Passage," "Guardrail," "A Synonym for Acquiesce," "Dear Tragedy," and "They Looked Like Strong Hands." A personal favorite of mine is "Red Head Vs. the Pretty Red Bracelet," but it's EXTREMELY rare. I have it though ;)

Please comment :) love you all.


KimberleyRenee said...

I really wish I had more to say about this blog. Really I just think that you're doing a really cool thing by talking about music instead of jut poetry. Not very many people appreciate it like you or I. I do expect to some poems still though :D
I love you.

jnethery said...

Post more!