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mic check [Oct. 2nd, 2010|01:20 am]
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nine years ago i started a 'blog'. i was listening to the roots and feeling confused. not much has changed, LJ.
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Help Mend A Heart [Jan. 6th, 2010|06:41 pm]
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www.HelpMendAHeart.com
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new nfg record [Mar. 11th, 2009|11:22 am]
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[music |watcha thank?]



"New Found Glory is a band that needs no introduction.

For many pop-punk acts that have been around as long as New Found Glory, their glory days passed long ago. They've released their one staple album in the scene and with every album afterward, they seem to get progressively worse. It gets to the point where even fans of the band are begging that they call it quits. However, with New Found Glory, each album is another breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with vocoder and neon. The band's Epitaph Records debut, Not Without a Fight, shows just how well they put their competition in a finishing headlock.

The energy filled-opener "Right Where We Left Off" should bring a sigh of relief to those who were hoping for a "return-to-form" type album. After New Found Glory's last full length, Coming Home, in 2006, many were disappointed at the change from fast, catchy, angsty pop-punk to songs with softer melodies that brought on the feeling of autumn rather than summer. Though on Not Without a Fight, it's clear that New Found Glory still haven't lost their way of creating an album with sing-a-long choruses and memorable guitar riffs that fans will love. The lead single "Listen to Your Friends" carries a "My Friends Over You"-esque hook, while "47" could serve as a Sticks & Stones b-side. "Truck Stop Blues" is the obligatory "on the road" song and "Tangled Up" features subtle guest vocals from Paramore's Hayley Williams. Both songs have a Coming Home feel to it while still being the same old New Found Glory. "I'll Never Love Again" has become one of my favorites and will be pleasing to those who were big on NFG's Tip of the Iceberg EP. "Heartless at Best" is another highlight of the album as it's one of the band's strongest songs to date. Finally, "Don't Let This Be the End" continues the cycle of New Found Glory always having a strong closing song to their records.

Lyrically, Not Without a Fight a bit cheesy at times with lines like "If I can't get to you / I'll never love again" and "Your words break me down like a wrecking ball / I'm so sick of it all." Honestly though, the expectations for lyrics on a New Found Glory record shouldn't be so high in the first place. Although they're ridden with love and relationships, they're still blatant and to the point. What I love about their lyrics are that they're relatable and never try to be something they're not. Too many bands try to come up with deep poetic lyrics that they themselves probably don't even understand, but thankfully that's something New Found Glory avoids.

As far as production goes, they couldn't have enlisted a better man than Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Although Neal Avron would have been great for the job, he still did exceptional on mixing it. The production certainly isn't as raw as Nothing Gold Can Stay but it's nothing too over-produced; it reminds me of the sound from Self-Titled. Not Without a Fight's production is bound to be nostalgic to those who enjoyed New Found Glory in their high-school days.

All in all, New Found Glory is back in the ring with Not Without a Fight and to say that it packs a punch is an understatement. With this album, there's no need to put up a fight, because New Found Glory takes the title by default."


Originally posted at: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=929702




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this is happening... [Mar. 7th, 2009|01:55 am]
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yo [Mar. 2nd, 2009|12:53 pm]
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[music |cursive - from the hips]

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (where I work) is hosting an open house event this Saturday, March 7th. If you or anyone you know might be interested in attending to learn more about a degree in any of the following, let me know...

advertising
animation
broadcasting
culinary
digital filmmaking & video production
fashion design
fashion merchandising
game art & design
graphic design
illustration
industrial design
interior design
web design & interactive media
photography
video production
visual effects & motion graphics


You can't afford not to go to school.
Not only will we help you hone your skills for the real world, our career services department will work with you to help you begin a career in your chosen field. We offer grants, scholarships, and financial aid to help you pay for school. The job market becomes more and more competitive every day, and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will help you stand out from the competition.

Drop the excuses and...

* Participate in program-specific interactive workshops
* Receive information on admissions, scholarships, housing, and financial aid, and Online Classes
* Now accepting applications for April 6, 2009, and all future start dates


IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN COMING,
LET ME KNOW SO I CAN RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOU.
THESE THINGS DO FILL UP.


more info:
http://www.aiopen.com/fortlauderdale/




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question... [Apr. 10th, 2008|10:21 am]
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DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?!








DO YOU ENJOY THESE?!









OR THESE?!








OR THIS?!








THEN THIS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD BE TONIGHT...










The original CRUSH has moved back to where we belong... DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE! This venue is sexy as hell, so WE expect YOU to follow suit. Expect a posh atmosphere. Expect live bands. Expect the visual arts. Expect ladies to be drinking free. Expect the best DJ sets you’ve never heard. Expect the dance floor to be packed. Expect drunken sushi sessions. Expect your picture to be taken. Expect to walk in through the VIP entrance (in front of the Riverfront parking garage). Expect a special guest appearance from the godfather himself, Mr. Isaac Alexander. Expect him to be sharing some sort of bottle with you. Expect Alex to call out sick from work the next day. Expect Thursdays to be your new favorite night of the week. Expect Crush.
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COME.TO.CRUSH. [Apr. 8th, 2008|02:14 am]
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Dead Can Dance

By John Linn
Zombies have always been the coolest of the undead — the lumbering, rotting hordes might be slow, but they make up for it with tenacity and pluck. Try to take one down and chances are he’ll be back up again before you know it. And don’t even start with zombies that dance — “Thriller” is a classic for a reason, son.
In that same vein, Crush — the reanimated zombie of the indie dance party world — is back in action, baby. That’s not to say this is a corpse that should’ve died long ago. No, Crush is the sort of undying party we need more of — a friendly sort of gathering where art and music collide, where great tunes are spun by kids who know their Justice from their MSTRKRFT. The newest incarnation is moving to Thursdays at Umi Sushi Lounge (300 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale), featuring music from Pusher FM, Opium for the Masses, and DJ Esoteric. This week, the party kicks off at 10 p.m. with a live set from bluesy dance-rockers Stonefox, plus a showing by local artists Duane Jealousy and IndiePunk. No cover till midnight; $3 thereafter, ladies drink free. Call 954-527-2742 or visit MySpace.com/CrushThursdays.




RSVP NOW!!



REPOST PLZTHX!!!

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i only call when i get the blues, [Apr. 5th, 2008|01:05 pm]
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you'd think at least i could turn to you,
but i'm sure your heart is breaking too.
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The best I've ever thrown... [Apr. 1st, 2008|09:09 pm]
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THE NEW CRUSH
STARTS APRIL 10TH!!!







MYSPACE.COM/CRUSHTHURSDAYS

REPOST THIS NOW!

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CRUSH IS MOVING APRIL 10TH!! [Mar. 25th, 2008|07:46 pm]
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MYSPACE.COM/CRUSHTHURSDAYS

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