Crush Crush (again)

What is there to dislike? There’s his voice, which many argue is the most beautiful thing about him. But… but… look at those EYES! Are they like solid black? And that hair! Maybe I’ve been obsessed with Andy Samberg recently – not to say that guy looks like him otherwise – but that HAIR! And his FACE! And his SONGS! The guy I imagine in stories – I’m not completely sure what he looks like, but he does the same thing in each one – cheers the other characters up. And maybe sings ‘You Raise Me Up’ to them. In another music video I just made in my head. Yup yup. Well since I can’t play videos from my head here you’ll have to be satisfied by this oh-not-inspiring-at-all video of Josh Groban. While all the girls jump on Twilight actors and Johnny Depp I’ll be over here.

May I point out 2:44, 3:16 on… for your viewing pleasure?

And of course I can’t just mention this modern classic singer/crush without showing more videos…

In the one below you get a LOT of footage of Josh Groban, which makes me even happier…

This type of music is just what I needed. Just submitted an important assignment and am now ready to recharge and tackle more important assignments today. Thank you, Josh!

One more song, which is him singing my current favorite of his live… and flooring me with that performance even more than I already was, if possible…

But one more thing… why are all of my crushes so TALL? Well, I’ve gone from 6’5” to 6’3” to 5’11”… maybe eventually I’ll get them down to where they can see me without needing to kneel, or without me on a chair. Ahhh the joys of five feet flatdom. On the upside, they can’t sneak into buildings through air vents and all. Wait. I’m not saying I have…

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Rock and Crushes

I’ve been rendered incapable of doing work for the last two days after spending 20 total hours on this pset that I still could not understand (might have 2/3 problems sent in… if they’ll take it…) and then picking up a new obsession like some girls pick up new handbags. I’m not really making a good case for being ‘different’ or ‘immune to superficiality’ in this post, because… I’m not. Quite the opposite. It’s like I’ve never been twelve.

Okay, fine, so once upon a time I WAS twelve… and that year was when I developed my first crush. On a real person. On my soccer team. But BEFORE that? I had a crush on this character from a movie called ‘The Neverending Story’, Atreyu, who was awesome, saved the world, tried to save his horse, and looked like this:

He's just lost his horse.

I think this early crush must have impacted which ones were my future ones, which were few and far between… because what guys today have hair like that? Or faces… hahaha.

Maybe I thought green eyes were crrr-azy when I was twelve and had a crush on someone that looked a bit like Zac Efron, with bangs and – wait, I don’t even know if they were green because I couldn’t look at him straight for more than .000002 seconds. He was a damn good soccer player too. (I was a damn awful one. What? It was little league. We had practice once a week. He was a year older and totally playing at school or something too.)

Speaking of Zac Efron. Oh, gosh. When I was… I don’t even remember, when exactly was High School Musical a big thing? Right before the Bieber thing happened? Say 3-4 years ago, some aunt (yes, my aunt from Puerto Rico of course) gave me a copy of High School Musical for Christmas when I visited. I was resolved to shove them and the first two Twilight books that I had bought, when I thought that Edward was cool (but Jasper was cooler) in the first book and Jacob was cool in the second, before I tried a few pages of ‘The Host’ and realized that all of Stephenie Meyer’s books advocate HELPLESS-INSENSIBLE-BLIND-TO-REALITY love where the heroines profess their undying love to the ‘heroes’ to the point of becoming SUICIDAL because the guy is ‘my love my life’ and ‘being my own person or just HAVING a real personality is overrated, blah blah blah…’, into a dark dark decrepit corner to be rediscovered in a few years and taken to charity. (On second thought maybe we should have found a paper and DVD-recycling center instead…)

Oh, Zac Efron. For some reason, one day when I had absolutely nothing to do and everyone at school had been talking about THAT scene from HSM, I decided to just watch it to see what it was about. Can’t know how something really is, or dismiss it, without seeing it, right?

I made an attempt to start with my mind as a clean slate. Things were going interestingly enough, and I thought, ‘all of these people are the kinds that would get the leading roles in their middle/high school plays’ – you know what I’m talking about. But it was all tolerably watchable. And then…

That basketball song. I think it was ‘Get Your Head in the Game.’ Just remembering the NAME makes me want to pound my own head on something to un-remember… whatever it was. Maybe now that I’m older and stronger I can try to refresh my memory by finding it on youtube…

“Balls bouncing rhythmically”…

See, I was watching this, at sixteen or seventeen and uninitiated to pop culture (I only knew what movie soundtracks were… no, really), pretending I was one of THOSE girls that reads US Weekly or Seventeen and whatever other tabloid or EVEN Nickelodeon/Disney magazines in my spare time instead of watching horror movies and reading things like Lord of the Rings, Count of Monte Cristo, Animal Farm… (not trying to say that those activities are mutually exclusive, I’m trying to save any morsel of dignity that I can out of all that I’ll lose by the end of this post…)

ANYWAY I was all like, ‘Oh cool! A basketball game, that I’ll be cautiously optimistic about and hope will be heartwarming, fun and inspiring like the ones in that Air Bud movie!’ And then… about halfway in…

Wait, they were practicing for a game, what the heck are they doing now???

What’s up with people jerking their heads like those bobbing toys at :35? Maybe it’s just a one-time thing… oh wait, then they KEEP DOING IT TILL THE END.

Zac at 1:30: ‘this is my ARM’

And then they all start DANCING and then they KEEP DANCING FOR THE REST OF THE SONG.

Me: What happened to the FUCKING GAME?

I felt my masculinity being insulted. Wait, I’m not a guy. But I was expecting GUYS to be PLAYING BASKETBALL dammit. I did not need them to start DANCING IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR VARSITY PRACTICE.

I did finish, but not before pausing the movie and throwing curses at Zac Efron as I took on the role of the avenger of all males that know what basketball is, everywhere and of any orientation. Besides the ‘I love musicals and girls more than this game even while I’m playing it and hey am I showing enough emotion in these GREEN EYES’ type. Besides those.

Man, and then at the end of the movie all the conflicts get immediately resolved, mean girls become suddenly nice for no reason whatsoever, and then everyone sings together like it’s the end of a girl scout meeting with a bunch of ‘I was the lead in EVERY middle school musical I was in!’ people?

All the idol stars in Asia are starting careers in acting, and then suddenly get contracts to do singing, too. Not so common here, but maybe being in a musical might give that actor both directions to choose from. Apparently there was a really popular song from the musicals going around…

Let’s see if he really had gotten any better by that song, ‘Bet on It.’

Starts off, and I can’t decide whether he wants to sound more like someone at karaoke doing Backstreet Boys or NSYNC. (Two bands I like enough for what they were, but…) Not an extraordinary voice, but there are many dance genre singers that aren’t extraordinary singers, with that same degree of auto tune on them.

So okay, he’s (over) acting again, moving his arms and jumping off rocks and getting into lunges as often as he can. And I’m like… why? Where is he? Since I hadn’t seen the movie I have no idea why he’s outside or where he is. And randomly golfing. So he can ‘work on his swing. Do my OWN thang.’

After the first boring 2.5 minutes, when maybe I’m supposed to relate to him or something, like when he looks at his reflection in the water and saying ‘out on my own, it’s such a scary place, ooo-oo-ooh’, I don’t care until the last part where I laugh and go ‘really?’.

Then he slaps the water – like that does anything – and then he goes RUNNING… wait he stops… oh no now he goes running, wait he’s PRANCING ACROSS A FIELD. With an arm pump in the air and then arms like a ballerina. Most of the guys forced to see this have stopped paying attention by this point. The rest are laughing up the theater and getting kicked out by their girlfriends.

So, no crush on Zac Efron, none on Robert Pattinson (what do people SEE in him?). Or almost anyone else in America’s pop or acting scene.

I turned to asian idols, that often sang and acted, and guess what? Some of them could ACTUALLY ACT! So I had relatively small (but fun) crushes on them. And more so on the straight rock stars or actors. I love the show Supernatural, too, and was totally a ‘Sam girl’ and didn’t find Dean ‘my type’ (whatever THAT means) even if he was cute and Jensen an amazing actor. Unfortunately the guy who plays Sam is an actor and 6’4”. He wouldn’t even see me (5’0”) if I went to a fan convention. Also, when Sam’s personality changed and he became more buff and more of a tough person (and lost his bangs), I no longer had a crush on him. (But I’m loving season 7 so far anyway!)

I told my korean roommate last summer all the celeb guys I had these ‘crushes’ on, and how good they acted/sang/played a sport/whatever – some of them were all pretty different – and she was like ‘You know what? I think you just like guys with talent.’

SO HERE FINALLY is the story of my latest crush.

I was watching some rock song on youtube last Thursday evening. Then this song from this alternative rock band called ‘Midtown’ was on the ‘Suggested Video’ bar. I clicked it. And I kind of liked it. Also listened to ‘Give it Up’, really liked the beginning 40 seconds and this part at 2:30 and the rest was ‘okay’ about.

Thought two of the singers were cute, then heard that they broke up in 2005 and one of them went on to start a band called ‘Cobra Starship’. The guy, Gabriel Saporta, is apparently a vegetarian, a PETA activist, and called an awesome guy by Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy (source wikipedia). I liked DiCaprio after I found out he was an activist, and I like rockers, so this guy looks perfect as a new celeb crush, right?

My first search for Cobra Starship gives me ‘Good Girls go Bad’. I’m all ‘this Midtown guy was the one who did THIS?’ Then I see people saying ‘They were better before! Blah blah blah!’ and decide to check out their first music video from 2005, (Bring It) Snakes on a Plane.

The first half minute I’m comparing the guy (Gabriel) to who he was in Midtown. Dang, he grew up. And spiked his hair. Or something. I’m like, ‘I see why all the commenters were saying he’s attractive…’

But then :44 happens.

Me: WHO THE FUCK IS THAT GUY?

Then there’s :48.

Me: *jaw drops to floor*

1:38.

Me: He can SMILE LIKE THAT TOO?????

Later

Back to :22.

Me: That LOOK!

Gabriel Sa-who? (Should I make a Sam and Dean comparison over this?) All the crushes I’ve had up until now are NOTHING compared to this. Do his legs never end? WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS SO TALL?

I found out that this guy is called William Beckett, he’s 6’3”, and he only did this song with Cobra Starship – he’s actually in this band called ‘The Academy Is…’. If I had been into music when I was in middle and early high school and even heard about them I might have died.

It’s kind of sad to me now, because when I started listening to music at like age 17, all the punk and emo stuff was totally my thing. I like his songs, but I would have LOVED THEM and thought they were the world (before disillusionment with age, etc.) if I had known about them when their first albums came out.

And thank goodness – I’m not really into the dance songs that are played at parties (like the ‘Good Girls go Bad’ one) so I’m not really searching for more Cobra Starship songs. But I could give punk and emo a chance. Hell, Fall Out Boy can be fun (Thnx fr th Mmrs!!!!) even if I’m not obsessed with Pete Wentz.

The Academy Is… I respect their songs from their first album a lot, some from the second, and ‘About a Girl’ from their third is more poppy than I would usually listen to, but is fun enough that I could listen to it all day. They’re not some ground-breaking band from the 70’s, but they’re writing their own music the way they want to because they want to, and I respect them for that. (William Beckett is a great lyricist too.) Kind of like Panic at the Disco’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ – not a new genre of music, but oh so much FUN. I’m not listening to the songs just cause the guy is the hottest thing ever. (Fine, maybe I’m watching the music videos for that reason though.)

I’m liking this song below the more I listen to it. I especially like the fun, fast-paced chorus. And the instrumental at 3:03 – EPIC.

William in the water… William walking backwards and unbreaking the cake… his VOICE… different from his other songs, but I’m amazed that it’s a good song and that people might actually be listening to this for reasons other than getting another chance to stare at the singer.

After watching all those melo-korean dramas with the dying women (yes, almost ALWAYS the women) and then Supernatural where we never go into a hospital (except for the last episode… go new, different season!), I love this hospital scene the best.

From above: ‘Am I gonna die??? Well, son, death will catch up to us all one day but yours is coming faster than ours…’

For below: I’ll be honest… I like the video + song combo more than the song for ‘About a Girl’. I do like the guitar riff leading up to the chorus – it’s a light, catchy song and pretty easy to really like. But dang, all those close-ups on his face and his eyes that aren’t quite brown but that look red-brown… =O I think they could have picked a girl that looked more interesting and made more realistic facial expressions (can I go back to 2009 and audition? Please?, but she fits the height requirement which is key.

Oh and this video (the one I like from the second, ‘Santi’ album) and the Thnx fr th Mmrs clip… and a shirt and necklace (and hair as always) that remind me of Atreyu… It also makes me wonder if William should have been Sam. Cause singers act, right? Oh wait, that’s just in Asia. And High School Musical.

(I really want to see William and Jared just walking on the street somewhere in LA or Vancouver and have a long-haired, 6’3 to 6’4 stare-off.)

And then, because I’m also partly a stalker (wait! Really?), I decide to look for interviews with him… and how freaking nice and genuine is he? And… he rambles and stutters! O_O *relates (to the rambling and ‘you know’s’ in particular)*

Above: He speaks at 1:12 and 2:05; ‘We’re using it as a metaphor for people that have snakelike qualities’ HAHA

This is why I’ll never find a guy in real life. How do you compete with this guy?

Hopefully getting all these thoughts out will help me stop wasting my time on all this so I can get back to work.

Album Review: Who Speaks for Planet Earth?

Playlist!

Just to start off – “Who Speaks for Planet Earth” by And Then There Were None is what I would call lightweight electronic fare, or perhaps even punk rock played in an electronic fashion. (And… catchy!!!!!!!) The style may not be for people that can’t listen to anything below Radiohead… or may not dig a ton of electronic stuff and synths and production… however, if you want to experiment, this is a sampling of what the genre has to offer! It’s like pop that no one’s discovered – and is different enough for “non-pop-pers” (um?) to enjoy!

After getting several songs from this album on my Pandora playlist, I decided to find the album on Itunes – and after reading the brief reviews, I bought one song. Put it on my running playlist, realized that it was my favorite for the exercise and wanted more, I bought the album – while doing a 5.2 mile run. Those songs kept me speeding through to the end, even with the DC heat.

There are some songs that I found fun immediately because of their catchy nature, and some that I just skipped. After listening to them through at least, er, probably fifty times each on average, I had decided that some of the catchy ones were not quite as good as the ones that I had skipped just because they weren’t catchy from the start. [ETA – And after getting new headphones and listening to them all again, I pretty much decided I still like all the catchy ones! Ahhh yo-yo-ing…]

So…

Album Review:

This band has a clear style in this album – some call it “emo dance music.” It is full and driven with synths, dance beats, guitar chords, distortions, repetition, percussion (piano and, I believe, xylophone?), and production.

The band works to achieve a ‘space’ sound, which if you couldn’t tell from all the synths and songs, you could tell right away from the 40 second album opener (which I frankly think the album could have done without).

I listened to the whole album through once to judge it, and after that I realized that songs that might seem more shallow or ‘catchy’ actually tend to work well as a part of a larger piece (the album) than individual ones. This may be the case with “Thank the Watchmaker” (which I have not reviewed in detail… yet). (Maybe this is why most people immediately buy entire albums?) The album starts off with the lighter, easily catchy songs, and changes it up a little halfway through. There is more complexity in the latter half of the album, but it is still not consistent – and there are synth sequences that are less catchy there too.

That being said, with more complexity and innovation in the beats, and even less reliance on synths, and less blatantly saccharine, cliche, or over-emotive lyrics (at parts), this could be more than a fun exercise track or pick-me-up (or even an emo-pick-me-up) and be something that sets a standard for, um, space-y songs. The lyrics have actually grown on me, especially the ones from ‘Alamo’, which I’ve interpreted to be a song from a dying person to his lover – (translation – Get me out of the hospital! Let’s have a great time together for the last time!), but some other times they fall a little flat.

Song Awards!

Catchy award winners:
Hospital
Reinventing Robert Cohen
Thank the Watchmaker
Action is the Antidote

Catchy once you get into them award winners:
Action is the Antidote (yes, it’s catchy enough to get on both lists)
Insozz… (opening sounds like a DDR choosing song screen… but the chorus is amazing)
Right Here Waiting (…perhaps my least favorite, perhaps because it is a cover… the entire bridge to the chorus is nice though…)
The Alamo

More serious songs (less catchy but the most honest/different):
Cloak and Dagger
Bed of Nails

My Favorites:
Bed of Nails
John Orr the Arsonist
Action is the Antidote
Thank the Watchmaker
The Alamo
The Hospital

Now for reviews of some songs!

I may add on reviews for others (perhaps per request?). I like breaking songs into segments and judging each one… so that’s what I’ll do here! Feel free to refer to the playlist at the top to listen to the songs as you read! Perhaps listening to them in a different browser would help if you want to know which part time-wise you’re listening to as you’re reading? Or you could just be less OCD than me (whoa! OCD? Me? O_______O) and just skim and decide if each song sounds like it would be interesting to listen to or not. Also, I rated them out of how much I enjoyed them overall rather than how musically different/robust/critically-acclaimable they are, so the ratings are generally pretty high. Even if I get really nit-picky in the reviews.

1. Murmurs Of…

The album opening. It’s only 40 seconds. If you’re looking for an epic ‘space-style’ opener, look no further than Japanese rock band FLOW’s Microcosm’s Echoes (it’s 1:40 as well!). This one is just okay itself, but it lacks a real transition into the first real song. The true beginning is the next one. Since it’s not even a song I’ll rate it out of 3 points instead of 10 – 0.2/3

2. John Orr the Arsonist

0:00-0:12 – Great, rocky intro! You can hear both the guitars and synths here – the guitars are more prominent in this song than in others on the album.
0:12-0:24 – Great transition and lead-in to the first chorus
0:25-0:36 – “We can’t take this if we faked this if we tr-ied/if I die…” I love the way it’s said the first time, and…
0:36-0:49 – Tunnel voice repeats! One of my favorite parts!
0:49-1:08 – The beats in the beginning are great, but I do not dig the robotic voice. At all. “I never want to see you die you know” – just one example of weak-over-the-top lyrics that make it hard to take the songs seriously. At least harder than the heavy use of synths does.
1:08-1:33 – The first part (the words I don’t know) are fine, and then it goes downhill a little due to the rest of the lyrics. “I was lost, I was lost, and I had no place to go, but I… I don’t think you’d understand…” I didn’t understand why out of all words those were sung the way they were, with high energy (like I grabbed my friend by the shoulder and said, “Hey, I don’t think you’d UNDERSTAND me!”)… this part wasn’t bad, but I think smarter lyrics or a touch more complexity would have improved it to provide the climax the rest of the song builds to.
1:33-2:48 – Reprise of the first transition and chorus. The first parts are good, like the first time, though (not sure about the na-ame on “twenty times less worth your na-ame” – what? I’m picky.) From 1:47-2:10, “…if I die…” is as great as before, 2:10-2:48 is all right but could be improved, in large part in the lyrics.
2:48-3:25 – I liked the lines and distortion work in this part:“selfish pride will take the lives of others you could save.”
3:25-end – That same “I don’t think you understand” part, which again is all right but is slightly less excellent than the rest of the song – and it’s the climax!

Overall: 8.8/10

3. The Hospital

0:00-0:28 – Xylophone-like notes make this beginning saccharine, sounding like a Christmas gift or something… although the lyrics are a little darker. “We lost everything that we had… Just call my name…” It’s like optimistic emoness. Actually those words could sum up this album pretty nicely…
0:28-0:56 – I love the music in this part in this bridge… “it’s not that far to the hospital”… the words “I would tear my two eyes to bring you back here” caught me by surprise, but this album is all about expressing emotions in extreme ways, or extreme metaphors…
0:56-1:38 – ”E-e-e-e-E E E E…” Great, energy-filled, techno-based dance part that echoes the previous lyrics with instrumentation, with guitar riffs, synths that don’t overpower the guitar, and xylophone beats. Not quite innovative, but if you’re already moving along with the song this will seal the deal – this is probably the lightest and most catchy dance song (in terms of the sound) on the album!
1:38-2:07 – Different lyrics! Yay!
2:07-2:30 – Repeat of the “it’s not that far to the hospital part.” Can I say that my favorite part of the song might be 2:21 – that little “happy…E” that happens there? I was sooooo happy in that one second, and I can’t explain it.
2:33-end – Repeat of the instrumentation, which leaves you… rock/dancing…

Overall: 7.2/10 (comes together very well, and is enjoyable! But lacks the innovation and complexity I’d need to give it a higher rating)

4. Reinventing Robert Cohen

0:00-0:12 – Favorite part of this whole song? One of my favorite parts of the album? Maybe one of my favorite twelve second segments. The piano here is amazing. And the marching drum. I turned it up multiple times just to have the next part which is four times as loud try to kill my eardrums.
0:12-0:30 – Last week when I did striders I had this song playing, and would start it up when I had almost finished jogging back to the beginning each time, and then SPRINT from the start when this part came. Strong, loud, energy-packed synths and guitars. Not as elegant as the first part, but…
That being said, the lost potential of this part (and the rest of the song, more so) kills me – that piano was just breezing along at a nice rapid tempo, and this part slowed it down. The band could have opted for complexity, and then periods of simplicity (or ‘slower’ rhythms) in between, but they choose simplicity all the way through. There’s some complexity in the distortion, sure, but couldn’t they keep the piano at its faster pace in these parts, developing or playing with it a little more, to surprise us?
0:31-1:02 – Love the part from :31-:43, even with the human voice and robotic echo. Then from :43-1:02… I was expecting it to go somewhere else, or a little further. So that part of the bridge was serviceable, but disappointing.
1:02-1:33 – Chorus! Energy-filled! I loved it the first 20 times I heard it. The lyrics “Like a fire inside me” were cliché enough that they dampered my enthusiasm a bit by time 21, but “she doesn’t know who I am” fit in perfectly.
1:33-1:57 – 1:33-1:45 were just like the first part of the first bridge: great, 1:45-1:57 were serviceable like the second part of the first bridge, but I liked it better – perhaps because I was expecting it? Strange?
1:57-2:05 – Best repetition of this verse – “She’s in my blood, and like a fire inside me…” with only sparse synth beats behind the tunneled voice… I imagined someone falling… which is usually what I imagine when a song is doing what I want it to…
2:05-2:30 – Chorus, same as before…
2:31-2:55 – I disliked the distorted repetition here… just smelled like ‘over-production’ and ‘cheesy effects.’ The last five or six seconds of human singing are good though!
2:55-3:21 – Bridge again, very good. Then a repeat of “she doesn’t know who I am,” which is good but not incredibly good (it is repetition after all)
3:21-end – “Go O-O-O-OOO-O-OOOON!!!” Another peak of the album. Then the rest is a reprise.

I literally listen for those peaks, in the beginning, the good moments in the middle, and the rest to get to the end. And I listen because it all comes together. Just kills me that if the band had perfected the entire bridge, or the chorus, or just one of them… this might be epic, but as it is… it’s middling as a piece of music, but very competitive when it comes to catchiness.

Overall: 6.8/10

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That’s all for now. This is my first time trying to review music, so if you have any comments or feedback, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks! =)

GO with the FLOW (band)

I am obsessed with FLOW. Again.

Let me share one of the ways. Let’s go by the moods.

First, want a song that will totally wake you up at work?

Mood: A Screw Loose

I think I’ll LOL at this forever. It’s like a Japanese “Lonely Island.” They’re like “we’re Japanese and have no bulk” and go to a “program”… where they get bodysuits buff and fake tans.

I think Keigo (red shirt) wins at hilariousness with his man-boobs. I think he’s originally the scrawniest, and he’s the most awkward one… it’s SO great.

*LOLing forever*

As someone that admits and owns to her own insanity, seeing others also being my kind of insane brings me into a whole new level of OMGBESTHSIFHERIGHOEAKJFKLHTAGIOWEHGL

Mood: Sentimental aka Better than a Korean Drama

There are so many things I love about this song and video. In terms of the song and its lyrics, even though it could fit into the sentimental/emotional song genre, it is full of energy and a careful optimism. The lyrics could apply to many situations well beyond the video. It’s a perfect song for friends, teachers, when moving, graduating. Or even other kinds of departures. And it also has lines that concern unfinished business, and I take them to mean, “I’ll take this last chance to do what I want to…” which is the meaning that the video capitalizes on.

As for why the video is BETTER THAN A KOREAN DRAMA… in this case I see less as more. Sure, dramas and videos are different, but most dramas use big events to create the conflict – you know, cancer, incest, from rags to riches, revenge, etc. etc. And in Korea their music videos do too. If a Korean video had these lyrics, someone would have a tumor, or if they decided to have a photographer he would end up giving his eyes to the girl he liked who lost them in the music video or something… you know, hypothetically.

But this is a simple story, about taking the last days before departing school and friends and making the most of them… and it’s sparse enough that you can fill in the blanks/create your own story if you want, but the former is the basic premise…

Just LOVE.

GO FLOW!

Green Vid

Courtesy of dramabeans.com. Sorry. I just had to post this.

OK, this is my first “green” post. And it would be long. But I’m sleepy. So I’m going to put up an earlier vid – but with SUBS – because the lyrics actually describe my view of the world. Seriously. No one could have done it better. “Can’t tell anyone about the promise from the past…”