Saturday, June 30, 2012

Song(s) of the Day

I love nights where I hang out with friends after a long shift of work.  This is my ideal way to spend an evening.  Life is so much easier when I'm not forced to try and decipher other people's actions because very few people in this world actually open up and just say what the fuck they're thinking.  I've come to realize that I greatly dislike trying to read people and being forced to seemingly compete.  It shouldn't take that much effort to just chill and have fun.  That's what I get on nights like tonight.  I sit there, crack some jokes, discuss future plans, relax, and unwind.  My relaxation time should not be more stressful than working.  One song of the day today is quite typical.  The other?  Not so much.

1st tally for Bad Meets Evil, 1st tally for Lighters

Lighters - Bad Meets Evil
Had a dream I was king, woke up, still king.

18th tally for All Time Low, 1st tally for Do You Want Me (Dead?)

Do You Want Me (Dead?) - All Time Low
I'm getting sick of your bullshit attitude and how you walk around like you shine brighter.  It's killing me.  So, what do you say?  Do you want me?  Or do you want me dead?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Song of the Day

I give up on trying to justify people's actions in my head for them, all it does is make my head want to explode.

2nd tally for Angels and Airwaves, 2nd tally for Do It For Me Now

Do It For Me Now - Angels and Airwaves
I gave you my trust. Like the time that we kissed and you gave me a lie. To add to the scene, you pretended to cry.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Random Review (The Butterfly Effect)

I always assumed I was in the minority of people who enjoyed The Butterfly Effect.  I know a lot of people will scoff at it simply because Ashton Kutcher is the lead actor and people refuse to take him seriously.  For one reason or another, I've always been a fan of Kutcher and him excelling in a more serious role is a joy to see in this movie.  I was pretty surprised to see that on IMDb the movie has a 7.7 rating, which is actually pretty damn good for that site.  Maybe people don't hate it as much as I thought.  Spoilers, of course, although this movie came out in 2004, so if you wanted to see it by now, you would have.

If this is your first "Random Review" and you're wondering what the fuck I'm doing, I just randomized my DVD collection and decided for shits and giggles, I would watch each one and review it.

Song of the Day

I watched a shit-ton of How I Met Your Mother today and in one of the episodes, Barney replays this song over and over.  I really had no chance.  I don't know any of these lyrics past the opening words.

1st tally for Bon Jovi, 1st tally for You Give Love a Bad Name

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Shot through the heart and you're to blame.  Darling, you give love a bad name.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Random Review (How I Met Your Mother - Season 1)

I am always painfully late when it comes to television shows.  I very rarely ever watch shows, week by week, premier by premier.  I'm always at least a few years late to the party, but once I discover one that I enjoy, I latch on to it obsessively.  How I Met Your Mother is a wonderful example of that.  The show began in 2005, but I didn't actually start watching it until 2010, I believe.  I've now seen every episode, own every season on DVD, and call it my favorite TV show of all-time.

If this is your first "Random Review" and you're wondering what the fuck I'm doing, I just randomized my DVD collection and decided for shits and giggles, I would watch each one and review it.

Song of the Day

This is quickly turning into some sort of impromptu Fall Out Boy week.

3rd tally for Fall Out Boy, 1st tally for This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race

This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
The lies I weave are oh so intricate.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Song of the Day

More Fall Out Boy!  They're taking over my life lately...

2nd tally for Fall Out Boy, 1st tally for Dance Dance

Dance Dance - Fall Out Boy
Tonight it's "It can't get much worse" vs. "No one should ever feel like."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Song(s) of the Day

Fantastic day.  I love doing new things, going out, experiencing life.  Another point for this summer, which has already GREATLY surpassed last year's.  The Pride parade was awesome and tons of fun.  Being with my favorite people and then grabbing a bite to eat was a blast, couldn't have asked for a cooler Sunday.  Okay, maybe I could ask for a COOLER one, because it was pretty hot out, but I knew it would be and it was nothing compared to the heat I encountered at the Blackhawks parade in 2010.  The amount of girls walking around in next to nothing was astounding to me, but I wasn't complaining.  I'll go again next year.  I woke up this morning and had Fall Out Boy stuck in my head, listened to some Taking Back Sunday on the way there and then I heard When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls while at the parade, but since I love Mayday Parade so much, the rest of the day was spent with me singing their version in my head instead.  Also heard Brand New on the way home and thus completed the music for me today.

1st tally for Fall Out Boy, 1st tally for Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and Stop Going to Shows)

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and Stop Going to Shows) - Fall Out Boy
This has been said so many times that I'm not sure if it matters.  I know this hurts, it was meant to.  Your secret's out and the best part is it isn't even a good one and it's mind over you don't, don't, don't, don't matter.

6th tally for Taking Back Sunday, 1st tally for You're so Last Summer

You're so Last Summer - Taking Back Sunday
Maybe I should hate you for this, never really did ever quite get that far.

4th tally for Brand New, 1st tally for Soco Amaretto Lime

Soco Amaretto Lime - Brand New
Tonight will go on forever while we walk around this town like we own the streets and stay awake through summer like we own the heat.

18th tally for Mayday Parade, 1st tally for When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up - Mayday Parade
When I grow up, I wanna see the world, drive nice cars, I wanna have boobies.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Song of the Day

I adore these lyrics.

3rd tally for You, Me, and Everyone We Know, 2nd tally for Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry - You, Me, and Everyone We Know
Stalking the girls I could never fuck.  I mean, they're sluts, but it seems I lack that luck.  And I'm not the man to wash my hands all alone or acting like we've hit it off.  'Cause either way I'm just jerking someone off.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Song(s) of the Day(s)

Forgot to post yesterday's, whoops.

6th tally for New Found Glory, 3rd tally for My Friends Over You

My Friends Over You - New Found Glory
There's no room left here on my back.  It was damaged long ago.  Though you swear that you are true, I'd still pick my friends over you.

2nd tally for System of a Down, 1st tally for Stealing Society

Stealing Society - System of a Down
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Song of the Day

Was playing basketball earlier and this song came up.  Very good basketball playing song.  Junior high version of myself would be ashamed of the lack of Linkin Park on this blog.

1st tally for Linkin Park, 1st tally for Bleed It Out

Bleed It Out - Linkin Park
Fuck this hurts, I won't lie.  Doesn't matter how hard I try.  Half the words don't mean a thing and I know that I won't be satisfied.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Random Review (Signs)

In 2002, when Signs was released, my family and I were vacationing in Ohio, doing the whole amusement park thing.  We're a cinema loving family and always check out a movie while out of the state, so we decided to check out Signs.  My mom, at the time, was a big Mel Gibson fan and it was the hot movie of the summer so we were pretty excited to see it.  As always, spoilers ahead.

Random Review (Planet Terror)

There are few film-makers in this world today whose name is more synonymous with badass than Robert Rodriguez.  You also won't find another genre as fun and in-your-face violent as Grindhouse.  It seems as though Robert Rodriguez and Grindhouse are a match made in hell.

Song of the Day

Makes sense on the few days I actually have a day off, it's spent being annoyed and chastised.  Is it Thursday yet?  I hate spending nights alone at home.  So boring.  In any case, this is probably my favorite Lostprophets song.

1st tally for Lostprophets, 1st tally for Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)

Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time) - Lostprophets
A little piece of me grows old, I keep walking down this road.  I've seen a million people change, but I will stay the same.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Random Review (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)

So here's the situation.  If you read through my collection tab above, you'll see I own nearly 300 different DVDs/Blu-Rays.  I decided to take the list and randomize it online and was left with a personal project to pass the down time.  Gonna take the next couple months to just watch them all and appreciate my collection that has accumulated.  Should be fun for me!  I figured I could toss up a quick little review for each movie as well, because, why not?  My reviews will have spoilers, so whichever review it is, be aware of that.

Song of the Day

I miss early Taking Back Sunday.

5th tally for Taking Back Sunday, 1st tally for This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know)

This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know) - Taking Back Sunday
I'll wait 'til you listen, I won't say a word.  To follow your instincts will just never work for me.  You're silent, but strong, yeah I'm playing that card and you're noticing nothing again.  Now I'm lying on the table with everything you said.  Keeping in mind the way that it felt when the most I could do was to just blame myself.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Song of the Day

My sister is a pretty big Sublime fan and this song came up while I was with her driving to breakfast for Father's Day.  I listened to a ton of music today and this song still held up.

1st tally for Sublime, 1st tally for Santeria

Santeria - Sublime
I ain't got no crystal ball.  Well, I had a million dollars, but I, I'd spent it all.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Song of the Day

I can't escape this song today.  Stuck in my head in a bad way.  A rare hippity-hop song for me.

1st tally for B.o.B, 1st tally for Nothin' on You

Nothin' on You - B.o.B
N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-othin' on you, baby.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Song of the Day

A PERFECT song for me right now.  In one of those mindsets where I'm realizing just how awful some people are.  Some people are scum bags, self-entitled losers who try to do the bare minimum to get by.  God forbid they get off their own ass and do something, right?  So much easier to sit back and do nothing.  Too many people in this world have crutches and cling to them like their lives depend on it.

22nd tally for Say Anything, 3rd tally for Admit It Again

Admit It Again - Say Anything
You seek to control minds just to appease what you've always lacked.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Song of the Day

The last couple days I have sort of let my guard down a bit, which I am not remotely okay with.  I've made a concentrated effort to change the past few months and that will not go to waste.  I need to do a better job at making sure I keep things the way I was before and not relapse, so to speak.

5th tally for School Boy Humor, 4th tally for Cheating Myself

Cheating Myself - School Boy Humor
Over these past few years we've driven right into a dead end and we'll keep spinning our tires until one of us gives in.  And we're approaching the question that I feel like we should ask, should we just catch different rides, or just keep fixing the flats?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Song(s) of the Day

People opening up to you is pretty nice, huh?  Feels good when people are comfortable talking to me about stuff.  It's very rare for there to be song(s) of the day for music I didn't actually listen to, but personal stuff/feelings can spark the honor, I suppose.

10th tally for Sugarcult, 2nd tally for Pretty Girl (The Way)

Pretty Girl (The Way) - Sugarcult
She's beautiful as usual with bruises on her ego.

4th tally for Secondhand Serenade, 1st tally for Vulnerable

Vulnerable - Secondhand Serenade
If you could only see in the mirror, what I see.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Song of the Day

Call Me Maybe is inexplicably catchy.

1st tally for Yes Virginia, 1st tally for Call Me Maybe

Call Me Maybe - Yes Virginia
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy.  But here's my number, so call me, maybe.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Song of the Day

Crazy Taxi, anyone?

4th tally for The Offspring, 1st tally for All I Want

All I Want - The Offspring
You get no respect, you get no relief.  You gotta speak up and yell out your piece.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Song of the Day

Most songs I listen to, I relate personally to.  A good set of song lyrics can make me become infatuated with a track.  Calling All Cars is probably the only song I listen to on a regular basis that I have no personal connection to the lyrics.  They're 100% the opposite of me, which oddly, makes me feel like this song is being sung AT ME, rather than for me.

3rd tally for Senses Fail, 1st tally for Calling All Cars

Calling All Cars - Senses Fail
This has been building since I have been breathing and I know how it's going to end.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Song of the Day

Everyone has their songs that just pump them up, right?  I have a number of them, but Sweetness is certainly at the top of the list.  The belting of the opening lines just hits me every time, I fucking love it.  I'm not a huge Jimmy Eat World fan, per se, but the album this song came off of, Bleed American, is nothing short of fantastic.  Extremely underrated.

1st tally for Jimmy Eat World, 1st tally for Sweetness

Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
I'm still running away.  Won't play your hide and seek game.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Song of the Day

You may need to sit down before this next sentence.  Ready?  Ok Go has other songs besides the one with the treadmill video.  Shocking, right?

2nd tally for Ok Go, 1st tally for Get Over It

Get Over It - Ok Go
Ain't it just a bitch?  What a pain.  Well it's all a crying shame.  What left to do, but complain?  Better find someone to blame.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Song(s) of the Day

I am becoming more and more content with the way things are shaping up lately.  I had sushi for the first time tonight, a small sample, shockingly I was pretty into it.  I will be going to a sushi restaurant on Saturday and I'm pretty excited.  This summer is shaping up to be a fun one.  Pleasantly surprised to say the least.  Anyway, Last Chance to Lose Your Keys played on repeat in my head during the day and Slow Down took over the second half of the day.

3rd tally for Brand New, 3rd tally for Last Chance to Lose Your Keys

Last Chance to Lose Your Keys - Brand New
This whole situation is incredibly typical, I should have seen it all along.

1st tally for The Academy Is..., 1st tally for Slow Down

Slow Down - The Academy Is...
Hey you, who are you kidding?  I'm not like them, I won't buy in.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Song of the Day

Another solid night.  This summer has really been surprising me, thought it would be awful, but it's been pretty sweet.  Late summer nights are quickly becoming awesome to me.  Randomly came across this song on my iPod earlier while it was on shuffle and knew instantly it would be the song of the day.  Love the lyrics.

4th tally for School Boy Humor, 3rd tally for Cheating Myself

Cheating Myself - School Boy Humor
Over these past few years I feel like I've been cheating myself.  I'm working hard all the time, you take the easy way out.  Over these past few years I've tasted who you're going to be.  Candy-coated on top, but so bitter underneath.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Song of the Day

Why are people so fucking deluded and oblivious?  I will never understand.

4th tally for (+44), 3rd tally for No, It Isn't

No, It Isn't - (+44)
Please understand, this isn't just goodbye.  This is I can't stand you.  This is where the road crashed into the ocean.  It rises all around and now we're barely breathing.  A thousand faces we'll choose to ignore.  Curse my enemies forever.  Let's slit our wrists and burn down something beautiful.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Song of the Day

You know what I love?  When people trivialize the nice things I do and completely ignore them.  Totally motivates me to keep being a nice guy!  Raging sarcasm aside, I must have dreamed about this song or something because I woke up with it stuck in my head.  I really wish You, Me, and Everyone We Know didn't break up.  Would love to hear more music from them.

2nd tally for You, Me, and Everyone We Know, 1st tally for Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry - You, Me, and Everyone We Know
Things are gonna be different now, you see.  And add to all this dirty laundry you left me.  It's getting air and with heavy rotation.  You'd better have a damn good explanation.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Song of the Day

I listened to Senses Fail so damn much during my first 2 years of high school, especially Let It Enfold You.  Buried a Lie was one of my favorites.

2nd tally for Senses Fail, 1st tally for Buried a Lie

Buried a Lie - Senses Fail
I'll catch the murderer and send him away.  I'll get the evidence from your last day.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Song of the Day

Just been one of those days where every time I put on my iPod to listen to some music, this song was the first one I listened to.

8th tally for Rise Against, 2nd tally for Prayer of the Refugee

Prayer of the Refugee - Rise Against
Don't hold me up now, I can stand my own ground.  I don't need your help now, you will let me down.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Song of the Day

After Midnight has quickly gone from not only one of my favorite Blink-182 songs, but also one of my favorite songs period.  Its 8 song of the day tallies is the most for any song.

36th tally for Blink-182, 8th tally for After Midnight

After Midnight - Blink-182
I can't get my feet up off the edge.  I kind of like the little rush you get when you're standing close to death.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Song of the Day

Having another one of those epiphany type nights, if you will.  I tend to have a lot of these, pretty sure it has gotten to the point where they're no longer special.  I think I'm just finally figuring out who I am after a year where I was completely lost.  I always said I wished I was an asshole, but that was anger and pain talking.  The truth is, I'm not really thrilled with being the typical nice guy, but I don't want to be an asshole either.  I think you can be a decent person without going out of your way to be nice or overly supportive for people.  I guess what I'm saying is that I am getting more and more comfortable with the idea of just looking out for myself and if I feel like it, should the situation present itself, then I can go out of my way to be nice if I feel like it's appropriate.  We'll see how that goes, God knows I'm flakey when it comes to personal changes.  I just feel like I've done so much for people in my life and a lot of times (not EVERY time) I'm left feeling like I didn't get much in return from them.  Perhaps that's a selfish way of looking at things, obviously you should do nice things for people not for the personal gain, but because you want to, but I guess we all have our flaws.  Anyway, Better Off This Way by A Day to Remember is the song of the day.  Probably one of my favorite set of lyrics for any song.

28th tally for A Day to Remember, 4th tally for Better Off This Way

Better Off This Way - A Day to Remember
You know I'd rather say nothing and just be proud of myself for tearing down these walls.