I imagine nobody will ever read this but I really like Taking Back Sunday. I remember the first time I heard it, I was 14 and looked at my now best friend and with a look of awe on my face said "what is this?". Obviously my tastes in music have changed throughout the last 8 years but TBS is still one of the most listened to bands on my ipod because really TBS was one of the first bands that ever really meant anything to me, projekt revolution was the first concert I ever went to and call me sentimental but that still means something to me. And honestly I fangirled so hard when I heard he lived in charlotte and honestly I'd probably do the same if I saw him walking down the street, although maybe not because in the back of my mind i'd be thinking dear god this can't be him and i'm going to freak the hll out of some random guy. but anyway, I wish him all the best in charlotte and to know that you've got some true fans here.
Do not tell the politicians that, who let the corporations run the country.
But greed is good, gluttony is synonymous with success, and the worship of profit is what makes us number one in the world. Anyone who falls on hard times is just a lazy member of the entitlement class. Just ask any Conservative.
Upset in North Meck: Sorry we upset you! The headline of the blog, written by the blog's editor, was meant to be lighthearted, not offensive in any way.
- Kimberly Lawson, Managing Editor
@Upset in North Meck: You must be kidding! Seriously. That bothered you? You're really that sensitive up there?
I think a great start would be the elimination of any hint of party membership on the ballot, much like they do with judges.
Then if we could get people to stop listening to what politicians say about each other and listen to what they say about themselves and their plans if elected.
I am so tired of campaign ads that say "vote for me because the other guy is a crook".
"trek up north"? Huntersvile? Seriously? To an area just south of River Run country club along a fairly major road? I know it's not exactly Dilworth or Meyers Park but could you be more condescending to the area north of 485? Heaven forbid you ever have to go to Mooresville or Statesville (neither or which I'd consider a "trek up north") or even North Wilkesboro.
Taking Back Sunday sucks
If you honestly think that a group of people, Dem or Rep, are willing to put a person in office, at the expense of millions, if not billions of dollars, for a job that pays roughly 200K a year, and that there is NOT something shady going on... you are too dumb to vote. If you honestly think politicians represent "the people" and not corporate interest, I have some bad news for you as well. Democrat and Republican are just two sides of the same corrupt, criminal empire. The only real choice was Ron Paul, 4 years ago, before he tried to be a Republican. Now the only real choice will be a revolution or a tyranny. American's are too busy watching American Idol or Dancing with the stars for a revolution, so you can guess where we are heading.
It's definitely not a left or right problem. While a significant percentage of self-described "conservatives" still believe Obama is Muslim, a comparable percentage of African-American voters believed in '08 that if Obama was elected all of their loans - including mortgages - would be wiped clean (polls show that the percentage on that has stayed pretty much the same as they believe it hasn't happened because Republicans have blocked him). Ed identified one reason why it would never happen. Obama has demonstrated a striking and discomforting failure to grasp many fundamental economic concepts on the micro- and macro- scales. So those in office would never agree to being vetted so plainly. But a bigger reason is that both parties rely on "useful idiots" to ensure they can always rely on a base level of support - whether it's voters in their party who only need a few keywords from a couple of speeches to be good to go for that cycle, or the ones on the other side (who are typically the loudest) who will scare their base with the content and volume of their rhetoric. The modern calculus of elections can be quite depressing.
I like you band, Adam. I remember when Taking Back Sunday played their first headlining show at Tremont back in 2003 with From Autumn to Ashes, right before 40% of the band split. That show sold out way in advance. I remember lying to get exams moved my first semester of college so I could finish up early, and drive to Chapl Hill to see you play at the Cat's Cradle with The Starting Line. Even though you might have lost me with some of the later records Taking Back Sunday made, I've always been a massive fan. It will be 10 years in August since the best and most important shows I ever saw, when you played with Brand New and Rufio at Cat's Cradle and New Brookland in Columbia. Kind of like you, my musical tastes have changed in the last decade, but your band is still one of the most important bands I've ever come across, "You Know How I Do" is still my favorite opening track to a record ever, and you really should start playing "Ballad of Sal" again.
For the purposes of my point let's pretend this isn't related to the Aurora tragedy...
I will absolutely judge parents who do that because of the lack of consideration they are showing for the rest of the audience. Having lunch is certainly more acceptable because hey, you HAVE to eat, other people are talking, and its a quicker ordeal. However a newborn has no business in a 3-hour, alternately very loud and very quiet, violent movie. There is almost no way that baby is not going to wake up and ruin a serious movie for the respectful other 99% of the audience. I can appreciate the difficulty parents have in having fun those first few months of a baby's life, but that doesn't mean its ok to trot them out in any given social situation.
A similar test should be issued to those who wish to run for public office. Too many Bachmanns out there.
Im so happy you captured the city on the roof top during the day :) It's so stunning, too bad we didn't dance together to bring up the sunrise!
Must join the beerrfest next year when im officially an adult lol!
what youve mentioned above seems so awesome!!
I was a huge Tom Waits fan, then and now. I remember this show fondly. My best friend and I walked over the small bridge at this venue and sat under Waits piano. I recall the first thing he said was "I don't normally get up before the crack of noon" I just wish I had taken some photos.
You won, folks. Show some class instead of acting like entitled pinheads.
You pathetic losers are telling CL to have a little class? Ha!
Glad to hear (and soon, see) that this has been remedied.
Well, that was a step in the right direction. Now you're just back to the point of being extremely clueless about the music scene, instead of COMPLETELY clueless. Wanna make it even better? Reassign your music "writers" to other departments. And get people who actually reach out beyond the same 5 or 6 scene approved cliques that your rag continually rehashes, over and over and over.
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