January 18, 2018

Music Video: "Drive Me Crazy" by Alex Hager


January 11, 2018

Music Video: "Dark Days" by PUP



this endless night
this funeral dirge
we celebrate life
at the end of the earth

when everything is gone
there'll be nothing left to lose

the ice is closing in
and nothing will remain
we took what we could get
and we burned it anyway

with all those secrets
we swore we'd take 'em to the grave
the light will falter and will fade
and in the darkness we'll say

this winter hasn't been so rough
oh it was cold but still it wasn't cold enough
to freeze the blood beneath my spine
and at least I survived

we're sleeping through the days
and sinking like a ship
we're wasting away
bit by bit

everyone is gone
and everything is changed
it won't ever be the same
and when it's over we'll say

this winter hasn't been so rough
oh it was cold but still it wasn't cold enough
to freeze the blood beneath my spine
and at least i survived

we've had some dark days
we're in the thick of it now
and when the ice breaks
there will be no one around

this winter hasn't been so rough
oh it was cold but it wasn't cold enough
to freeze the blood beneath my spine
and at least i survived

this winter hasn't been so rough (we've had some dark days)
oh it was cold but still it wasn't cold enough (we're in the thick of it now)
to freeze the blood beneath my spin (and when the ice breaks)
at least I'll survive

December 26, 2017

Music Video: "Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart by Against Me!



No, it's not what we meant to say.
We don’t really love each other.
What happens when the summer’s over?
How long before distance becomes a chore?
I'm approaching with great, great trepidation.
I hope you’ll understand.

Before you speak think about what you're trying to say.
Who else is there to blame for miscommunication?
You're getting caught up in the excitement.
You're making promises you can’t keep.
You need to leave all your options open.

Too much momentum.
This room feels like it's going to explode.
Too many angles.
Too many factors to cover.
Waiting for signal.
You're searching for a network.
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation.

Anxiety, Anxiety you give me no mercy.
Grind my teeth smooth and flat in my sleep.
We took some pills to calm us down.
Then we needed help to come back up.
Just trying to stay in control of the situation.

Too much momentum.
This room feels like it's going to explode.
Too many angles.
Too many factors to cover.
Waiting for signal.
You're searching for a network.
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation.
They fall apart so easily.

Too much momentum.
This room feels like it's going to explode.
Too many angles.
Too many factors to cover.
Waiting for signal.
You're searching for a network.
You have to fight to stay in control.
You have to fight to stay in control.
No, you don’t have to fight to stay in control of the situation.

December 24, 2017

Pop Punk Radio's Top 5 Christmas Movies for a Modern Generation

This ain't your Grandma's list of holiday movies, so don't expect to see the typical It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story at the top of this list. While those are both charming enough movies, they are a bit outdated.

A Christmas Story is certainly one of my favorite traditional movies to watch on Christmas Day, what with 24 hour marathons and all. But it's ultimately a film about a kid getting a gun for Christmas. And we totally prefer The Vandals' take on that story.



It's A Wonderful Life certainly has a great meaning. It's a story about a man with a wife and four kids who suddenly faces criminal charges and decides suicide is the best way for his wife and kids to carry on without him... wait a second, that's a TERRIBLE story! Ok, ok... maybe I'm simplifying it a bit. It is ultimately a story about the main character changing his views on life and realizing how his life touches those around him. I'm still very surprised that corporate Hollywood hasn't tried to milk this cash cow with a remake by now. The film could probably benefit from a modernized perspective.

But I digress. On with the top 5 list!

December 23, 2017

Christmas Movie Review: Gremlins (1984)

"Turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds..." and check out our review of Gremlins. You might be thinking that Gremlins would be more appropriate as an entry in our Halloween movie fest as a horror movie, which it is. However, in addition to being a horror movie and a comedy movie, Gremlins is totally a Christmas movie.



Christmas Movie Review: Bad Santa (2003)

Make yourself some sandwiches and check out our review of Bad Santa. This black comedy from 2003 instantly became one of my holiday favorites the first time I watched it. Maybe it was the fact that I was working retail during the holidays at the time, so I found it easy to relate to the frustrated, sarcastic humor of the movie. The acting is top notch, the laughs are plentiful and the soundtrack was used incredibly well with the on-screen action.