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gaslight anthem punkrock

Come on now Maria show me some magic.

Some things of note.

You should all go here, and click Gaslight Anthem under AP Acoustic Sessions. There’s an awesome interview with Brian and he does about 4 acoustic tracks. My love affair with that band shows no signs of easing up, they make me feel the way I did when I was a teenager listening to the evening session and I really thought there was a whole world of awesome out there waiting. It’s a pretty impressive feat, I am a jaded 31 year old punx after all.

My staying home and detoxing thing is going awesome, thanks. Daily yoga makes life so much better. Someone should remind me of this when I resume my alcoholic lifestyle come Halloween. I still don’t know where I’m going or who as by the way.

I’m also sort of in love with SNAG FILMS. It’s a documentary site where everything is free to stream but pay to download. It’s awesome. They have some great content (particularly music related) and it’s always good to see someone doing something worthwhile particularly when you’re not.

It’s also properly autumn now. I love fall. I’m planning on leaf stomping in the park at the next available opportunity.

I’ll update with something more coherent soon, promise.

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gossip girl TV

why the fall schedule rules.

It’s happened, the fall schedule is officially in full swing, and this weeks influx of all our old favourites has been the icing on the cake called september.

No longer do I have to actually talk to the real people I know in the world, that kind of behaviour is reserved for televisual wasteland of pesky summer. Now I can resume my regular slightly less sociable pattern with my old pal rapidshare and clever use of google. It also means that given I suck at giving up going out midweek I am sleeping far, far less.

Anyway, this week. Heroes. Hmmmm. I’m not 100% on how I feel about the first two episodes yet, apart from Kring is SUPER into his multiple plot lines this season, and he was REALLY into them for the first two. Mohinder suddenly got hot when he injected the serum, Hiro may be beginning to annoy me. I’m back to being in love with Sylar now he’s all evil and strong again, I wish he HAD killed Clare. Nathan’s I love God routine I find interesting, future Peter at least has some balls, I’m glad Parkman is wondering around in the middle of nowhere (I just wish I didn’t have to see him do it) and Angela being in charge of Primatech? g-e-n-i-u-s. Look, all of that and I didn’t even cover half of the narrative threads. Woah.

Gossip Girl, I’m really glad the boring Dan and Serena thing is over, I (for one) am completely over Dan, yes, he may have started to look good in a vest this season, but his self righteous working class hero routine is starting to grate on me. Mean Serena also fucking RULES. She is no longer whiny and needy, if this carries on I might start to like her more than Blair. Wowzers. Also really happy Nate has told old Brooklyn bad hair to fuck off too, we love Nate. Chuck Bass, what are you wearing this season?

HIMYM – Is it me or did it start a little weak? And who hates Star Wars ? and I miss Barney being Barney.

Supernatural – When I first started watching this show it was entirely based on the fact that it had hot boys (I love Padelecki from back in the days of Gilmore Girls) and monsters in it. It wasn’t supposed to be good, and for the first season it really wasn’t, but a crazy thing happened over the course of the next couple of seasons, and it actually started to get awesome! Someone sorted out the script writing, it literally became darker in every-which-way and also everyones hair really improved. I heart Supernatural, and the first two episodes of season 4 have been every bit as good as their season 3 predecessors. Dean punches his way out of the grave ? Hell, it worked for Buffy.. and now there are angels (but mean badass ones) and demons fighting out the prequel to Armageddon on earth. I’m totally sold. I’m such a sucker for good vs evil, and I’m practically orgasmic for anything end of the world-y.

I was gonna do Criminal Minds and True Blood here, but I just re-read how much I’d already ranted and figured I could save them for tomorrow. (this is what happens when I stay in on a saturday night after coffee with poke in the diner.)

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2008 fall

you're like a simile, like totally

And the awesome mood continues. Life is getting good again. After last weeks post american boys in town come down, things are on the ascent again. New gossip girl last night. How much hotter did everyone get over summer? Dan in a vest was actually attractive, and Nate. Wowzers. I know they’re both about 12, but apparently that’s my vibe right now.

I’m crazy into the notion of fall/autumn.. summer has been over a long while in London, but only on September 1st did it start to feel autumnal. Leaves are starting to fall, make up colours are getting darker, hoodies are becoming essential and you can just about get away with a light scarf. Fuck yes. Great TV, better (smarter) movies, new Chuck Klosterman book, my birthday, Halloween, it being cold enough that the first cigarette and coffee of the day (outside of work) taste perfect. Oooooooohhhh, and leaf stomping in the park. It getting darker earlier, listening to American Football and Gameface and Polyvinyl stuff every night. I’m stoked on Autumn.

I’m gonna make another mix tape this week. When i have some time, right now I have to go and paint my nails.

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gaslight anthem gossip girl TV vampires video

stoked on the future

I really am, for pop cultural reasons including.

  • Breaking Dawn being out 2 weeks today
  • Gaslight Anthem playing August 25th
  • New Gossip Girl September 1st
  • New Heroes September 22nd
  • My birthday the same day
  • True Blood at the end of September

HBO show about Vampires based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries. Wait – Vampires ? The South ? HBO ? I’m so in. And like Poke and I were saying today, if it goes well they’re going to have to green light Preacher, which would make the world a far better place.

As soon as pesky “summer” is done and fall can start things are gonna get AWESOME.

Right, I’m off to do a pedicure and watch the wackness.