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.

this charming man..

Was the band Brian Fallon was in before the Gaslight Anthem -they only released one EP – Every Little Secret. It’s interesting to hear what Brian sounded like when he was more obsessed with The Smiths than The Boss.It’s quite obviously not as good as Gaslight, but it definitely hints at what’s to come. Here it is.

click me for mediafire.

Don’t forget to buy it if you like it. xoxo just put it out again.

get stoked on it

I’m in the best mood than I’ve been in all year recently. This is due in no small part to the annual Reading time influx of boys in bands in London Town.

Thursday was the night of guiltiest of all pleasures in the form of Taking Back Sunday. I know, and we’ve been through this before, but I love them and him, in a know all the words sing a long a really loud kind of a way. So I went, got in, but found out we didn’t have passes and had to stand with the kids. It was almost liberating, it sounds much better from in front of the stage… Fucking kids though, a million cameraphones in the air. Just watch the fucking show! That way you might have a memory. I miss the 90s when only photographers had cameras and the internet wasn’t clogged up with billions of shaky, dark, some dudes on a stage pictures. Adam Lazzara seemed equally annoyed by this situation. Anyhow, it was good and it was fun and I stayed out til 7 drinking.

Yesterday ( a little hungover, has to be said) was the Gaslight Anthem in store at RTE. I was all excited about it the whole week and was right to be, cos they were fucking incredible. Super tight, great musicians, genuine and passionate. I think I love them now more than I did, and it was a pretty big problem for me before. They played mostly 59 sound stuff, but also Ida Called You Woody, Joe & We Came to Dance off the first record and Senor & The Queen and Say I Won’t (Recognize) of the EP. It was, honestly, the happiest I have been this year.

Oh yeah, as suspected, Brian is pocket sized, this just makes him all the more adorable (and for the first time ever, not in a condescending way). He’s an old soul perfectly capable of slipping into Stand By Me or Sweet Soul Music mid song, and making it sound like it belongs. I’m a sucker for all that Jersey romanticism, so I’m biased (and a little gushy) but really – this band is nearly perfect. They make me feel the way that I felt when I was 13 years old and music started making me feel somthing. That’s all.

There would be pictures in this post, but I like to actually enjoy the shows. Sorry.

I am SO excited to dance hard on monday night at the proper show. It’s going to be the best.time.ever.

I’m at Lou’s house btw, but she’s gone out to buy hair colour and I’m here alone. We’re still thinking about the intervention.

you've got a nice hand but never show your cards

Oddly hopeful, eclipse day passed without any huge incidents, we’ll see whether the lunar eclipse in virgo in a couple of weeks passes as smoothly…

Went to doctor and felt better about life, met robyn and lizzy, went for lunch, went into town and spent time at shops full of ridiculously priced clothes and ranted about punk and art for a while.

We were planning a big girlie night, but we were all knackered from walking around all day. So we started watching Blade, then they fell asleep and I decided to have a bath, at 10pm on a friday. Rock and fucking Roll.

Since I already spent too much money on hair colour and lush products today, I decided to make it all better by ordering some stuff from the lucero merch site. go me. Oh, and some guy told me Cory Branan might be playing the UK in a couple months.

Recently things have been making me feel weird and twisty inside, but in a good way. 2 days til Breaking Dawn, and 24 til Gaslight Anthem, this is when summer starts to get good.

the 59 sound.

oh my fucking christ.

it made EVERYTHING in my life okay.



It’s been nice to be “back in the game” so to speak, this week. That sort of feeling of hope and promise hasn’t left me yet. Which is good. Although I feel sort of guilty about it, the world/many of my friends being the way they are, and me being so goddamn chipper. There is a possibility it’s just the alcohol though.

I’m so stoked on The Gaslight Anthem having a London date. I feel pretty much the same way about them than I do about Lucero. So giant HURRAHS are in order.

Re: Matt Flags party. Well that was fun. Who knows who I was talking to for giant chunks of the evening? Ah well, good times.

Right, I’m gonna try and go back to watching a movie.