Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Top 5 Records part duex

I feel like I'm a john cusack movie, ***the best john cusack movie.

1. Latterman - ...We Are Still Alive
2. Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
3. Bear Vs. Shark - Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands
4. Saves The Day - Through Being Cool
5. Blink 182 - Enema of the State

i know i'm forgetting something, but this is the best i could come up with right now, it'll probably change in like four hours.

i don't think kennedy needs to post his list because it's probably just the hatebreed discography.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Top 5 Records

My friend Mike made a five favorite records of all time list. I noticed it was really similar to what I would put so I decided to make a list. Maybe the other dudes in the band will as well. It's really difficult to widdle it down to only five records. Try it. Let me know if yours is anything close to mine:

1. The Get Up Kids- Something to Write Home About
2. Blink 182- Dude Ranch
3. The Hold Steady- Boys and Girls in America
4. The Weatherthans- Left and Leaving
5. Brand New- Your Favorite Weapon

You know your life revolves around pop punk when you think Mark Hoppus is a better song writer than John Lennon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mike Kennedy Gets Tattooed: The Blog

So, sadly, Kennedy's beloved golden retriever, Shadow Mapletree Kennedy, passed away last week. Our good friend Taylor (you may remember him from such bands as Bangarang and Daylight) tattooed him with a tattoo gun that our old merch guy Richie made out of a toothbrush, some tape, a guitar string and a number of other parts that absolutely aren't a part of an actual tattoo gun. Below, you'll find evidence of the saga.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Penn Sound

If you have a minute, check out Penn Sound. It's a website where you can hear a bunch of poets read their work at different locations. I think it's really cool. I'm currently listening to a piece Bruce Andrews read on tax day of 1992 called You Made this World, We Didn't from his book "I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up or Social Romanticism." I've been getting more and more into poetry lately and wish I had more time to read and listen and write, but alas, I'm writing this blog entry on the only break I've given myself from work tonight. Tomorrow morning I want to wake up at 6, read for an hour, make oatmeal, tea and orange juice and shower and write songs before I ride my bike to school to start the day. We'll see how that goes.

EDIT: Here are a few of my favorites:

Robert Creeley reading I Know A Man

Anselm Berrigan reading 7/4/2000

Anselm Berrigan reading Have a Good One

Bruce Andrews reading You Made This World, We Didn't

Friday, March 13, 2009

MattBrasch: Glory Hog

Look at this asshole stealing the spotlight again. Can he get his selfish grubby little mits off the center of attention for five fucking minutes? I mean, Jesus Christ. We get it man. You look really cool when you show off your David Blaine floating skills. (ATTN: Steve. re: Magic still isn't real) Leave the magic floating to the pros who can make it look like they're sitting on something that isn't real. You're at about an 8 right now and I need you at about a 4 MattBrasch. Let's tone it the fuck down.

Post inspired by: Fuck You, Penguin.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New video to go along with a new release...

Today the 7 inch entitled "Distance" drops. We are really proud of this release so please pick it up. Below is a video I made yesterday about the recording process of "Distances."

p.s. I'm not retarded. I can actually line up the action with the sound. For some reason youtube hates me and screws up the sync every time I upload a video.

p.p.s. Click on the title of this post, New video to go along with a new release, before playing the video that way soupy's song won't play over top of it.

-Matt Brasch

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It's finally getting nice out

and I'm on Spring Break. Well, kind of. I don't have school, but I still teach this week. However, I have a bunch of cool shit coming up for the week.

Monday- Riding bikes with Matt and Molly and filling in on vocal duties for my boys in I Call Fives for this show.

Tuesday- I think A Loss For Words are crashing here Monday night so we'll probably hang a bit on Tuesday. I'm planning on getting some serious reading done as well of Zadie Smith's White Teeth.

Wednesday- This is our record release show! I'm so excited to see so many of our friends. Also, there's a special record release version of the 7 inch. I'm not going to spill the beans, but I'll tell you that it looks unbelievably cool courtesy of my man Fish.

Thursday- I'm spending the day relaxing. Maybe get a nice bike ride in. Probably read some more and watch more of the Birthday Present Jess got me back in January.

Friday- Playing down in Maryland with my boys in Man Overboard

Saturday- Playing up in Erie with Central PA's finest, Handguns.

Sunday- We just might be recording a demo of a new song for the next record for a school project of Josh's. The song I think we're doing is called Melrose and will absolutely be on our next record.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's my birthday!

God, 23 sounds old to me.

-Matt Brasch