Well my first post, maybe my last. As a guest I figured I’d come out swingin with “what I consider to be” some of the best shit out there. Dillinger Escape Plan and NIN playing wish together in Australia back in ‘09, before Reznor decided to go on a well deserved hiatus. For those who watch this, enjoy! - NdR
I know one day, all our scars will disappear, like the stars at dawn
and all of our pain, will fade away when morning comes
and on that day when we look backwards we will see, that everything is changed
and all of our trials, will be as milestones on the way
Sometimes when life is fucking hard, just listen to your favorite band again (or at least something that moves your soul the way this album does for me) and you’ll realize, oh yeah, life is amazing.
It’s good that when I haven’t listened to Thrice in a while, and finally I do, I get a huge reality check, feel myself grounded again, and realize time and time again why they will always be my favorite band of all time, no question.
I would like to thank the six police officers, fully staffed fire truck, and the several EMTs(thanks Brian Vanina for writing to me afterwards) that showed up over the weekend…to witness/enjoy what surely must have been a beyond hysterical/bizarre/confusing sight to them. Without going into too…
Classic throwback - Cursive, The Ugly Organ, “Art is Hard”
I love putting this album back into rotation. Discord throughout is weirdly comforting. And some great lyrical one liners…”Gotta sink to swim!”
Just picked up the Gish reissue and honestly wasn’t expecting much from the disc of b-sides. And then I heard “Starla.” And then I heard “Honeyspider.” It’s not even fair to call these tracks “b-sides.” They crush and are more memorable than some of the tracks that made the cut. Despite loving SP since 5th grade, I’m only now starting to realize the breadth of their catalog. Their albums probably represent less than half of what they have recorded and released over the years. Some of it is forgettable, but then you have songs like “Honeyspider,” and you start making excuses for Billy Corgan’s insane ego. Up next: Siamese Dreaming.
Ambient solo tracks:
Thank you Riley for your musical contributions to my life —in conjunction with or apart from Thrice.
This perfectly fits rainy Dallas right now, and may actually help me get started on some of my Thesis before heading to So Cal for xmas (where no working is going to happen). Everyone needs to hear this—kind of sounds like some Album Leaf stuff as well.
Will have Rile’s solo stuff on repeat <3
@deathoftheparty: Is the riff in the deftones “you’ve seen the butcher” the same as the one in “carry on my wayward son” by Kansas? If so, awesome.
Keith from ETID called this one….this is actually pretty hilarious when you go back and listen.
Second mix, coming right up… enjoy.
This song rocks. Its SUCH a different sound from what I’m used to from them, which is what I was hoping for, but I actually LIKE IT…no LOVE IT. This song in particular starts off slow, which allows you to concentrate on the voice and the lyrics and then towards the end breaks into this upbeat lyrical rock style Black Keys that I love.