January 13, 2017

Album Review: Poison Arrows by Communique


Album: Poison Arrows
Artist: Communique
Release Date: May 18, 2004


Website/Social Media: BandcampFacebook

Sounds Like: 80s New Wave & Indie Rock

Similar Artists: Matt Skiba & The Sekrets, We Are Scientists, Gerard Way (solo), Ozma, Alkaline Trio, The Network


Review: How has this band eluded my ears for over 10 years. Communique released 3 albums on Lookout! records in the mid 2000's but it took until just a few days ago for their 2004 full-length album Poison Arrows to fall into my hands.

January 12, 2017

Music VIdeos: "Villain Alcoholic" by Direct Hit



"I can’t remember when I
Last saw you when you weren’t drunk or high as a kite
I wonder if you could fly, would you clip my wings?
And watch as I died for whatever your consciousness brings?

We were kids growing up on the same block,
Where we hid stolen liquor by the bus stop
Took a while, now you’re called an alcoholic
Even though we dialed in a metabolic
Rate to soar through the stratosphere and now we’re
Far apart, but you might as well have disappeared
TV screen every morning when I wake up
Make a scene like a couple in a break up

Got a room with a floor and a mattress,
Nothing more than expense and an address
Looking up now and then hoping you’ll come home

I can’t remember when I
Last saw you when you weren’t drunk or high as a kite
I wonder if you could fly, would you clip my wings?
And watch as I died? And sing for a sincere goodbye?

Got a room with a floor and a mattress,
Nothing more than expense and an address
Looking up now and then hoping you’ll come home

I can’t remember when I
Last saw you when you weren’t drunk or high as a kite
I wonder if you could fly, would you clip my wings?
And watch as I died? And sing for a sincere goodbye?

I don’t want to tell you that you’re fine
I don’t wanna tell you everything’s great
It’s not, it’s fucked
We’re stuck, out of luck
How else can I say that this just sucks?"

January 08, 2017

Song Meanings: "Secret Society" by NOFX

People seem to be unclear about what this song is actually about. To me, it should be obvious, but perhaps the following video will offer some insight:



December 31, 2016

Music Videos: "Coming Too Close" by Tony Sly



There was a time when you would come and go
Now theres no time left to react
Just as it starts to heal in comes a bitter end
Well you were all ready to leave my side and then...

You're coming too close and I can't pretend
That I'll pick you up or let you come in again
We've been through this before, so please understand
That nothing in this heart can save you from the pain you seek
If you pick up your phone please don't call on me

No one can save you from the undertow
Nobody can blame us for the past
Just as I started to think everything's alright
You showed me surely that the tenth time was your last


You're coming too close and I can't pretend
That I'll pick you up or let you come in again
We've been through this before, so please understand
That nothing in this heart can save you from the pain you seek
If you pick up your phone please don't call on me

Yesterday I saw you falling to the ground
Seems like things get worse when no one is around
It's not okay

You're coming too close and I can't pretend
That I'll pick you up or let you come in again
We've been through this before, so please understand
That nothing in this heart can save you from the pain you seek
If you pick up your phone please dont call on me.