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Warped Tour Bands
05/25/09 at 04:09 PM by timbedinosaur

Dear And The Headlights

Bouncing Souls

Fake Problems

Flogging Molly

Jet Lag Gemini

Less Than Jake


The A.K.A.s

The Ataris

The Lives Of Famous Men

Big D & The Kids Table



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Great Lake Swimmers-Your Rocky Spine
05/24/09 at 03:51 PM by timbedinosaur

Great video for a great song
Tags: Great Lake Swimmers, Your Rocky Spine
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William Fitzsimmons
05/15/09 at 05:25 PM by timbedinosaur

William Fitzsimmons is one of the oddest people you will ever meet. Born the youngest child of two blind parents, William was raised in the outskirts of the steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the family's inability to communicate through normal visual means, William's childhood home was filled with a myriad of sounds to replace what eyes could not see. The house was suffused with pianos, guitars, trombones, talking birds, classical records, family sing-a-longs, bedtime stories, and the bellowing of a pipe organ, which his father built into the house with his own hands. When his father's orchestral records were not resonating through the walls, his mother would educate him on the folk stylings of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel. By the completion of his youth and schooling, Fitzsimmons had become well-versed at a variety of instruments, at the minor expense of social standing, interactional skills, and a knowledge of proper shaving technique.

Fitzsimmons' path into music was likewise unusual, forsaking the hobby for many years to work with the mentally ill and pursue an education in the field of mental health. It was during his last semester of graduate school that William pooled monies from past birthday's, holidays, and snow shoveling outings, and bought cheap home recording equipment to begin creating songs again (the first collection of which eventually became his debut album). After finally achieving his goal of becoming a practicing therapist, William left, and returned again to his love of crafting and playing songs. He felt that is where he most belonged. Somewhere between a singing therapist, and a counselor who writes songs, is where Fitzsimmons endeavors to be. Using songs to address matters that he believes need to be addressed.

William draws from those early folks stylings of his mother's music, and the embellished instrumentation of his father's. He is often compared to contemporaries Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, and the late Elliott Smith, not only for his unique style and skill in writing and proclivity to deal with substantive and evocative subject matter, but also for his use of organic and colorful melodies and arrangements. His first two records were completely self-produced and his new album, "The Sparrow And The Crow," produced by Marshall Altman at Galt Line Studios in Los Angeles, is his first studio recorded work. While his lyricism deals often with darker undertones (his most recent album is said to have been written following his own divorce), a measure of hopefulness is always carefully blended in. Even with his short tenure as a songwriter, William has already received mention in noted publications such as Billboard, Paste Magazine, and Performing Songwriter Magazine, and his music has been featured on several television programs such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Army Wives."

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Oh Myspace.
04/19/09 at 05:01 PM by timbedinosaur
I feel like ranting, and about myspace.

Myspace, the social networking site that brings together millions of people. Myspace, the site that forever revolutionized what it means to be a social networking site. Myspace, the spawn of many things evil and atrocious.

Myspace has always been famous for bringing people together and revolutionizing the world of social networking,but it's also infamous for bringing out the garbage and vile things of society. Myspace, despite claims of being free of sexual pictures, has enough provocative photos to make a pornographic movie star blush. Pictures that have led to influx in sexual crimes, a rash of violent crimes, and a rise in crime among youths altogether. There was a recent case of a 13 year old girl who posted 30 naked pictures of herself on myspace, proof that myspace is furthering the sexual landscape to the youth of today.

Not only has myspace led to many a crime, but it's also sped up the pace of our cultures diminish and our diminish in values. It used to be that bands like the Millionaires, Jeffree Star, and BrokeNCYDE would be dismissed as a joke and be considered a plague on our society, not develop a cult like following of people who don't so much like them for their music, but for how different they are. These bands have not only vulgar lyrics, but offensive ones. BrokeNCYDE's song Bree Bree, begins with shouting the very offensive "N" word for no apparent reason but to say it. Don Imus was fired and prodded by the masses, but this band of four middle class suburban white males is allowed to say it with no backlash. Jeffree Star, the famous cross dresser, helps to further our females youths values by talking about how good it is to be hated, how to create drama or do anything for attention, and sexual material among other things. The Millionaires are also another by large offender in the devalued culture of the youths today. The Millionaires are a group of three 19 year old females who have songs about drinking, causing drama, and as one might easily guess, having sex. Is it acceptable to allow today's youths to be subjected to such vile? This individual thinks not.

It's not fair to say myspace was created for this purpose or that it is even solely responsible for this problem. It is, however, completely fair and true to say that Myspace is responsible for enabling and creating a habitat for these behaviors to thrive unaltered and unpunished. This is not the first time in our history that sex and drugs have thrived and been involved in culture, this is, however, the first time that people so young have been subjected to this type of behavior, this is the first time that it's not largely frowned upon to exhibit this type of behavior, and this is the first time that it's been so easy to access. It's scary to think that this generation will one day be running our nation, a generation that many of the members of could barely take care of themselves, what's the chance that they can take care of the youths and elderly of the country? If this generation doesn't shape up and fast, then it's not looking too promising.

EDIT:Didn't look over for spelling and grammar mistakes, just a quick rough draft.
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2009 is looking real good
01/17/09 at 10:06 PM by timbedinosaur
Sports have worked out really well for me
Personal life isn't doing to bad
and things overall are just good.
I'm hoping things are as good in music this year.
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It's Christmas Time
12/23/08 at 10:35 PM by timbedinosaur
Break out the eggnog, hang some mistle toe, and get your santa hats out. It's this time that you need to figure out that the world is in dire need of peace, love and understanding, and it needs to start with you. Whether your christian, atheist, or any other religion this is where you need to gather round, get some quality time with those you love and care for.
So without further ado, I give you my Christmas playlist:

The Christmas Song- Owl City

I Wont Be Home For Christmas- Blink 182

Christmas Time (Is Here Again)- The Beatles

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas-Coldplay

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Death Cab For Cutie

Winter Wonderland- Jason Mraz

And So This Is Christmas- John Lennon

What Child Is This?- The Reign Of Kindo

I Believe In Us (This Christmas)- A Rocket To The Moon

Last Christmas- Jimmy Eat World

Frosty The Snowman- Less Than Jake

Do You Hear What I Hear- Copeland

Christmas Wont Be The Same Without You- Plain White T's

O' Holy Night- The Reign Of Kindo

Ho Ho Hopefully- The Maine (featuring Eisely)

If you would like a link to any of these ask me and I'll do my best to find it for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years friends.
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Best of 2008
12/19/08 at 01:46 PM by timbedinosaur
Best Albums Released In 2008
1.Jack's Mannequin-The Glass Passenger
2.The Reign Of Kindo- Rhythm, Cord, & Melody
3.Street Dogs- State Of Grace
4.Dear In The Head Lights-Drunk Like Bible Times
5.Owl City - Maybe I'm Dreaming
6.Rookie Of The Year- Sweet Attention
7.Cinematic Sunrise-A Long Playing Record And A Coloring Storybook
8.Mates Of State- Re-Arrange Us
9.Butch Walker- Sycamore Meadows
10.The Briggs- Come All you Mad Men

Honorable Mentions
  1. Less Than Jake- GNV FLA
  2. Beat Union- Disconnected
  3. Anberlin- New Surrender
Most Dissapointing
  1. The Killers- This Day and Age

Best Discoveries I Made This Year
  1. Needtobreathe
  2. Owl City
  3. Swimming With Dolphins
  4. Street Dogs
  5. Mates Of State
  6. Butch Walker
  7. Cinematic Sunrise
  8. Dear And The Headlights
  9. Portishead
  10. Flatfoot 56
Artists You Need To Dust Off And Listen To Again
  1. Allman Brothers
  2. Ramones
  3. Steve Miller Band
  4. Bob Marley
  5. Queen
  6. Bob Dylan
  7. White Lion
  8. Grateful Dead
  9. Oasis
  10. Lynard Skynard
Best Record Label
  1. 111 Records
With bands like Rookie of the Year, Reign of Kindo making my top 10 list for 2008, I can think of no one better than 111. 111 just has great artists and it's surprising many of them haven't blown up big.
The list of stellar bands signed to this label are: Canon, Rookie of the Year, Reign Of Kindo, Dearest Azazel, Devin Lima And The Cadbury Diesel, Inkwell, Kiernan McMullen, Little Pieces, The Spill Canvas, Stepsonday, and The Windupdeads.
Former bands include: foreverinmotion, I Am The Dream, Jinxed, The Exit Radio/Mashlin, Thin Dark Line, Rory, and This Day & Age.

Best Lyrics

1. Adam Young (Owl City and Swimming With Dolphins)

Not many times has an artist been able to paint such clear, beautiful pictures in my minds with the slightest of ease and the simplest of means as Adam Young has. He takes on not one, but two projects, and in both he manages to convey imagery through his lyrics beautifully and masterfully.

2. Andrew McMahon (Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate)

Andrew McMahon's songs have a simple, but somehow sophisticated beauty to them. They make you think, they cleary tell stories, and they make your emotions run like a river. I was worried that his new album, The Glass Passanger, could not contain such beauty as Everything In Transit did, I was never let down. Songs such as Caves and Drop Out/ The So Unknown are simply beautiful. The lyrics paints a picture that lays the setting for the story that McMahon tells through all of his songs. Keep up the good work Mr. McMahon.

Best Punk Releases
  1. Street Dog- State Of Grace
  2. Flatfoot 56- Jungle Of The Midwest Sea
  3. The Briggs- Come All You Madmen
Best Indie Releases
  1. Dear And The Headlights-Drunk Like Bible Times
  2. Mates Of State- Re-Arrange Us
  3. Portishead-Third
Best Pop Punk Releases
  1. Cinematic Sunrise- A Coloring Story Book And A Long Playing Record
  2. Hit The Lights- Skip School, Start Fights
  3. The Matches- A Band In Hope
Most Anticipated of 2009
  1. Against Me!
  2. New Found Glory
  3. Say Anything
  4. The Rocket Summer
  5. Set Your Goals

Bands That Need To Be Shot
  1. Jeffree Star
  2. The Millionaires
  3. BrokeNCYDE
  4. Breathe Carolina
  5. Metro Station
  6. 3Oh!3
  7. Nickelback
  8. I Set My Friends On Fire
  9. Jonas Brothers
  10. A Skylit Drive
Best Movies Of 2008
  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Iron Man
  3. Cloverfield
  4. Step Brothers
I will edit this again later
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08/27/08 at 04:13 PM by timbedinosaur
My senses on the fall
common sense?
no, not at all
My fingers are sharpened to the point
I gotta get out of this joint

My mind feels likes its going to explode
these feelings can't be an episode
My eyes are all a dull
like ravenous black holes
My heart is beating fast
these feelings cannot last

Not much more can I bear
my minds gone through wear and tear
It hurts just to think
of how close i am to brink

my touch is just a quiver
my hearing just a sliver
my heart is beating hard
Oh how this leaves me scarred

My life is just a play
where the drama isn't clever
the drama isn't sly
it leaves me endeavored
and takes away my sky

So now you carry on
and leave me here to rot
I know I'm soon forgotten
I know my soul is bought
I'll just run in circles
until I find my way
I'll keep on going
until I feel ok.
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Great quote
08/18/08 at 02:45 PM by timbedinosaur
"Hate cannot live alone. It must have have love as a trigger, a goad, or a stimulant."
-John Steinbeck in his novel East Of Eden
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One Eleven Records
08/16/08 at 04:36 PM by timbedinosaur
anybody who has ever read my blog knows I'm love with Rookie of The Year. What most people don't know is how great their label mates at OneEleven Records are. Go check em out
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This gets funnier and funnier everytime
08/11/08 at 10:48 PM by timbedinosaur

Go America.
Tags: Phelps
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08/09/08 at 08:09 PM by timbedinosaur
Be a good friend/person and go comment this thread

http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthre...post16539 111
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random writings
08/08/08 at 07:19 PM by timbedinosaur
Goodbye summer skies
Goodbye late nights
Goodbye sleeping in
Goodbye hanging with friends

Hello school
Hello tools
Hello early mornings
Hello no warnings

When was the last time we talked?
When was the last time your world was rocked?
When was the last time you cried?
When was the last time you wish you died?

Do you miss me?
Do you want to kiss me?
Do you need me?
Do you not lead me?

How was your day?
How was your way?
How was your year?
How are you my dear?

This is it
This is fit
This is done
This course is run
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Tomorrows a big day
08/06/08 at 07:38 PM by timbedinosaur
It sure is, I get my ROTY CD* and all the other stuff and I'm planning on after listening to it a few times through to give it, and Street Dog's CD A State Of Grace a review for you fine folks about absolutepunk.net. I also have to read East Of Eden and answer a bunch of questions, and then go to football practice. So, I'll be busy all day tomorrow.
A question for all you fine people that are reading my blog, do you have an album that you absolutely love but you just can't listen to the whole thing in one sitting because it can't hold your attention? If you do please tell that you do and tell me what album it is! Thanks!

Also, I know I don't get a lot of viewers of my blog, but those that do take time out of their day I want to thank you. You that read my blog are some of the coolest people to me, and it's even cooler when you leave comments! So thanks again all my readers!

Recommendation: Farewell

*For some reason so it's not getting delivered till tomorrow, two days after it was released. I pre ordered it about a month back, couldn't they just ship it sooner so I get it on the day its released?
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The ships and the seas
08/03/08 at 11:16 PM by timbedinosaur
The rain poured onto the street and over the rooftops as it barraged the ordinary citizens of this small southern town. People scurried here and there, finding cover wherever they could. But all was not normal, for in middle of the street was a peculiarity. A man, standing in the middle of the street looking up while rain pelted his face. His face wore a look of pride and his features were greatly distinguished, but the face, while prideful, wore a long, sorrowful frown. The man was all alone, nobody pulling him out of the rain, nobody to offer him shelter, nobody to care for him, nobody to notice that it was not rain running down his, but instead, it was tears.

That was something I started to think up earlier after all the rain kept sweeping through the past couple days, I'm hoping to write another one, but not right now.

no recommendations here, just a paragraph.
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