Friday, December 26, 2008

Growth

I just posted up a new video called "Growth." If you have a free minute, please check it out.

-MattBrasch

URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Iy46cMt4s

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hey guys!

I hope Christmas was awesome for everyone. I know it was nice to spend some time relaxing with my family. I'm about to head out for a quick bike ride and then over to my girlfriend's house to eat with her family. I just want to show you what we're bringing on tour as far as merch goes in case you're trying to think of places to spend that money grandma mailed. Shirts are 12, hoodies are 25:





Wednesday, December 24, 2008

No more pencils. No More books. No more teacher's dirty looks....

I finished the semester with 4 A's and 1 B which was better than I thought I'd do. God does it feel good to be on winter break. It's so nice to be home with my family and friends for the first time in a while. I'm getting really excited for tour. I hope you all are excited for us to come to your town.

Be careful driving in the ice. My car was slipping all over the streets tonight.

Merry Christmas Eve,
Matt Brasch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Random Surprises

Today was pretty sweet because my friend Jared who runs Heart of Gold Clothing called me and said he was coming over which is weird because he lives in South Florida. Then, he and I are hanging out and there's a knock on my door, which is weird because no one ever knocks on my door. We open it and it's Charlie, my friend that runs Positive Approach. Dude is from Buffalo and showed up at my door unannounced. So, now we're hanging out in my living room watching the Burning Angel DVD that Wonder Years are in. Life is funny sometimes.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh, life. You silly sonofabitch.

I had a dream last night that, among other things, featured a scene that I feel is fairly representative of my existence most days. I was using the bathroom and stood in front of the toilet while I flushed it. Somehow, defying most laws of physics, the water from the flush somehow migrated upwards through a tube of pipes and showered down upon me from a vent above. It is perpetually raining shit.

Two days ago, I was playing kickball with the 1st graders I teach in Philadelphia when I hurt my foot. I decided to try to ignore the damage as I am a bit of a hypochondriac and felt I may have been fine. I waiting until today to go to the doctor after realizing the pain wasn't going away. Thinking it foolish to ride my bike, I borrowed my brother's car. Luckily, when I was 18, I got bored and taught myself to drive with just my left foot in case I ever break my right leg. I'm glad that finally came in handy. After visiting two different medical facilities today and loitering around a hospital with my good friend Chris Spiro, the conclusion was come to that I have ruptured a tendon in my heal.

Expect me limping:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rolling Stone Top 50 of 2008

Okay, I should preface this post by saying I'm half drunk and watching Rush Hour 3, but that doesn't even start to soothe my rage. I just took a look at the Rolling Stone Top 50 of 2008 and those sons of bitches could not possibly have their heads farther up their own asses. The only records that don't completely suck on this list are The Hold Steady coming in at #36 and Lil Wayne at #3. Among the ridiculous claims of this list are the following; Guns 'N Roses is at #12, Vampire Weekend is at #10, and Coldplay is #7. Maybe if this was the list for most insane bullshit of the year these records would rank accordingly. Someone at Rolling Stone needs a kick in the ass.

The Wonder Years top 10;
1. Living With Lions- Make Your Mark
2. The Hold Steady- Stay Positive
3. Trapped Under Ice- Stay Cold
4. Shorebirds- It's Gonna Get Ugly
5. Polar Bear Club- Sometimes Things Just Disappear
6. Blacklisted- Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God
7. Balance & Composure- I Just Want to Be Pure
8. Dillinger Four- C I V I L W A R
9. La Dispute- Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
10. Algernon Cadwallader- Some Kind of Cadwallader

if you haven't heard any of these records, you're missing out. GET INTO IT.

<3
josh

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas at 22






Last night, Casey, Matt and myself got together at Matt's place on South Street in the snow to crank out a song for the No Sleep Friends and Family Christmas Comp. The song is called "Christmas at 22" and is more or less about coming home for Winter Break. Matt's girlfriend Laura, who has been a good friend of everyone in the band for years, also lent us her voice for this song. Here are the lyrics:

Christmas at 22
(For Lansdale, PA)

Winter break always seems so cold. I took my brother's keys and I drove. Turned the headlights on because it's already dark at 6 PM. I'll navigate familiar roads to the Christmas songs on the radio. I'll turn it off for "Let it Snow." I won't be snowed in. We're visiting some friends I haven't seen since August to catch up on all the things we missed while we were in college. We'll find a house party when the bars close and I'll drive all my drunken friends home. Proving once again that no one we've ever met has really changed that much since high school. Let's turn on the TV and wait for Christmas specials. We'll make some frozen pizza and watch your stolen cable. We'll thank whoever's in charge here that this year didn't treat me so bad. The day the ground starts to get wet, everyone that I've ever met has an away message that says, "Faintest snow keep falling." New diners are packed out with old friends. We're overwhelmed but unimpressed. I miss the days when I knew every single waitress. We'll find a house party when the bars close. We'll never spend the holidays alone. Proving once again that there's a reason my friends still tend to call this place home.