I ponder of something great My lungs will fill and then deflate They fill with fire Exhale desire I know it’s dire My time today
Fall Out Boy announced that this band would be opening for them for the Fall tour so I gave them a listen. And I haven’t been able to listen to anything other than this album since. Ooops.
Anyway, this song is almost like spoken word and I thought that was cool. But also the fact that all their songs sound different from each other and the fact that the songwriter said, “I didn’t know there were rules in songwriting” when asked why he mixes it up so much made me smile.
And there’s a bone in my hand that connects to a drink In a crowded room where the glasses clink And I’ll buy you a beer and we’ll drink it deep Because that keeps me from falling asleep I said How’d you like to be alone and drowning?
Ignition (1901 Remix) by The Hood Internet originally Ignition by R. Kelly + 1901 by Phoenix
BOUNCE BOUNCE: We don’t usually repeattracks, but when R. Kelly and Phoenix did a live mashup at Coachella we pretty much didn’t have a choice but to recreate it. Hopefully this means R. Kelly is at the stage of his career where he just shows up and sings “Ignition (Remix)” over other people’s songs all the time.
My Chemical Romance - Early Sunsets Over Monroeville
I have no idea how songs this depressing actually helped me through anything, but they really did and this song was really important to me when I was 13 or 14.
The thing with My Chem (as well as Panic! and Fall Out Boy and Blink and so many others) is that they were there when I needed them. There’s some study about how our brains at that age find more meaning and support in music than at any other age, right? Well, there you have it. I might be out of that age psychologically, but these bands helped form the bond between me and music. I will always find music to be on that same level of importance and necessity as I did when I was 13 and really needed it to be important.
Like a childhood home I moved out of, I still expected them to be there just in case I wanted to drive by. But it’s okay that things don’t work out that way.
So yeah, I am unashamed to say that this band once mattered to me and I am unashamed about being sad that they’ve broken up.
I like stuff like theater, art, poetry, music, literature, superheroes, football, comedy and film. I regard breakfast foods with something akin to religious fervor. I dream of big cities, smokey improv clubs and being a werewolf. Like, all at the same time. I want to be the first werewolf imrpov actor to tour with Second City...