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Chills EVERYGODDAMNTIME
06/01/09 at 01:41 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
Turn it up.
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Top 25 albums (ever!)
03/23/09 at 10:34 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
Not the "best" ever. Just my favorite. The ones that defined my life at some point in time between birth and now. I couldn't possibly rate them all, so after 8 it's just alphabetical...

1. The Early November – The Room’s Too Cold (I can’t even tell you how many memories come with the cd…)
2. Circa Survive – Juturna (If I were music)
3. I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business – Self Titled
4. The Beatles – Abbey Road (Best band of all time? I think they just might be)
5. Radiohead – Ok Computer (Actually any album can go here)
6. Portugal The Man – (All are equally incredible)
7. Copeland – Beneath Medicine Tree
8. Rx Bandits - …And The Battle Begun (Musicianship at it’s best)

Between The Buried And Me – Colors (The only metal album that I need)
Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
Chiodos – All’s Well That Ends Well (emo can be fun?)
Dashboard Confessional – MTV Unplugged (the first cd I bought for my first car… I know you wanted to know that.)
Further Seems Forever – The Moon Is Down
Lydia – Illuminate (The soundtrack to winter ’08, is that sad?)
Mae – Destination: Beautiful (Summer ’04, I would kill for another one…)
The Mars Volta - Deloused In The Comatorium
Matchbook Romance – Stories And Alibis/Voices tie
Name Taken – Hold On
The New Amsterdams – Worse For The Wear
The Receiving End Of Sirens – Between The Heart And The Synapse
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
The Starting Line – Say It Like You Mean It
Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends
Thursday – Full Collapse
Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue (Summer ’04... again plz)

I loved making this, remembering all the times that went with these records was great.
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Another Blink Blog!
02/08/09 at 08:54 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
You don't even know the emotion and memories that this band bring back to my entire body... It hurts. I miss those days so much.
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10 minutes until your death
01/09/09 at 12:28 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
What do you do?

I would tell 6 specific people how much they've meant to my life.
Why not do it now?

Typical.
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Another favorites of 08 list
12/23/08 at 10:57 AM by Un'Aria Ancora
1. Lydia - Illuminate
2. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
3. Portugal. The Man - Censored Colors
4. Good Old War - Only Way To Be Alone
5. Jon Foreman - 08 ep's
6. Thrice - III & IV
7. Deerhunter - Microcastles
8. Sigur Ros - Med Sud...
9. Russian Circles - Station
10. M83 - Saturdays = Youth

Check out if you haven't:
Maps And Atlases - You And Me And The Mountain
Pompeii - Nothing Happens For A Reason
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Constantines - Kensington Heights

I would love any recs for similar artists that I probably missed out on this year, thanks!
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Whoa, indecision!
12/19/08 at 07:14 AM by Un'Aria Ancora
Despereaux, Seven Pounds, The Wrestler, Yes, and Nothing But The Truth all in one weekend. What the fuck do I do now?
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The Early November vinyl?
11/25/08 at 08:15 AM by Un'Aria Ancora
Has one ever existed?
Anyone?
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McCain took it like a POW
11/04/08 at 08:48 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
Helpless.... haha, too soon?
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YAMS!
10/20/08 at 09:53 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
Aaron Marsh, in my mind, has left behind the term "musician" and traded it in for "composer." Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like a more mature role, and no one is more deserving of respect. I didn't think YAMS would be more solid of a record that ERS, but it is. Anyway, thanks for being inspiration in my inspiration-lacking life.
AOTY? I think YAMS just passed Illuminate.
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What the hell?
10/14/08 at 04:36 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
I've tried to get ahold of 5 people in the last couple of days. No returned calls from any of them... That can really take a toll on a guys mood. God damn it.
Well, off to an econ lecture. woo.
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Obama and economics. Not a great match.
10/14/08 at 10:04 AM by Un'Aria Ancora
Barack Obama argues that his proposals to raise tax rates and halt international trade agreements would benefit the American economy. They would do nothing of the sort. Economic analysis and historical experience show that they would do the opposite. They would reduce economic growth and decrease the number of jobs in America. Moreover, with the credit crunch, the housing slump, and high energy prices weakening the U.S. economy, his proposals run a high risk of throwing the economy into a deep recession. It was exactly such misguided tax hikes and protectionism, enacted when the U.S. economy was weak in the early 1930s, that greatly increased the severity of the Great Depression.

We are very concerned with Barack Obama's opposition to trade agreements such as the pending one with Colombia, the new one with Central America, or the established one with Canada and Mexico. Exports from the United States to other countries create jobs for Americans. Imports make goods available to Americans at lower prices and are a particular benefit to families and individuals with low incomes. International trade is also a powerful source of strength in a weak economy. In the second quarter of this year, for example, increased international trade did far more to stimulate the U.S. economy than the federal government's "stimulus" package.

Ironically, rather than supporting international trade, Barack Obama is now proposing yet another so-called stimulus package, which would do very little to grow the economy. And his proposal to finance the package with higher taxes on oil would raise oil prices directly and by reducing exploration and production.

We are equally concerned with his proposals to increase tax rates on labor income and investment. His dividend and capital gains tax increases would reduce investment and cut into the savings of millions of Americans. His proposals to increase income and payroll tax rates would discourage the formation and expansion of small businesses and reduce employment and take-home pay, as would his mandates on firms to provide expensive health insurance.

After hearing such economic criticism of his proposals, Barack Obama has apparently suggested to some people that he might postpone his tax increases, perhaps to 2010. But it is a mistake to think that postponing such tax increases would prevent their harmful effect on the economy today. The prospect of such tax rate increases in 2010 is already a drag on the economy. Businesses considering whether to hire workers today and expand their operations have time horizons longer than a year or two, so the prospect of higher taxes starting in 2009 or 2010 reduces hiring and investment in 2008.

In sum, Barack Obama's economic proposals are wrong for the American economy. They defy both economic reason and economic experience.

http://www.economistsformccain.com/ObamaStatement.html
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Copeland
09/25/08 at 12:08 AM by Un'Aria Ancora
Say what you will about Eat, Sleep, Repeat. That cd is one of my favorite to come out in the past 5 years anyway. It speaks to me on so many necessary levels. More mature than their previous releases, the music and lyrics.

Live because you love.
I've come so far with no idea where to go.
Where's my head?
Just let me love who I want to love.
Safer on an airplane than a world without love.
She'd be hanging on my words, like they almost meant a thing.
Much too young to be in love.
I'd give anything not to let her down.
All this time you didn't know love.

There is so much to love about this album.
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I saw her today...?
09/03/08 at 09:35 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
I thought I could play it cool if I saw her on campus, but... I think I almost had a heart attack today... It wasn't even her...
shit.
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1 Bowl. Classic Michael Jackson. Red Bull.
09/03/08 at 07:39 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
This is as close to fun as I can make homework.
Any better suggestions?
Cause it still sucks.
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I feel that ice is slowly melting
08/28/08 at 05:34 PM by Un'Aria Ancora
If I could go back to my junior year of high school I would. I would play more music, read a lot, experiment with drugs..., but most of all, I would love you with all of my heart, like I were to die the next day. You would never have felt alone or unwanted.
But regret is a good thing, I can't relive anything. I can only redirect.
I don't want to look back 3 years from now and have just as many regrets as I currently have about the last 3.
That would make high school a complete waste of time.
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