Sunday, December 21, 2014

Post 120

Ok I'm not gonna claim to know a lot about Punk or Scene music (even though I've been reading about it more and more), but I made this playlist/mixed CD that's purpose is to convey the evolution of "The Scene".  I made two versions of the playlist both similar in nature one is on Spotify and the other is a mixed CD I mad on iTunes. The weird thing about the playlist/mixed CD is that it goes through the evolution of  "The Scene" but ends with today's "scene music going from lightest (Emo/Pop-Punk) to the heaviest (Deathcore).  To say so myself I think I did pretty good and I just wanted to explain the ordering/reasoning behind the songs.

First it starts off with MC5's "Kick out the Jams". I chose this song because after reading up on the history of punk I found that the scene started before the actual punk movement went full mainstream (and by that I mean before the late 70s pushed out Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash, etc.)

The second song on the playlist is suppose to represent the Punk movement of the late 70s and thought there was no more perfect song than "Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols.  This choice is simply because the Punk movement was basically started by this song.  It is a touchy subject but I think it was the right call.

For the third track we escalate into Hardcore-Punk from the 1980s, I chose the song "Institutionalized" because it is my favorite of all hardcore songs that came out of the 80s it just captures all the angst and fury of the Punk scene so perfectly that I thought it was the obvious choice.  Lets also not for get the bassist went on to join Metallica and whats more hardcore than that?!

After that we get into the early 90s and the big genre for "The Scene" then was Grunge.  So for my fourth choice I obviously chose one of my all time favorite bands in the world, Nirvana.  The song I chose by them was "In Bloom" because I think "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is pretty overplayed, and I wanted to still use a song with fast paced punk influence.

Number five on the playlist is "Linoleum" by NoFX.  NoFX is one my favorite punk bands of all time.  I chose this song because after Grunge there was a bit of rise in Punk again.  I count this one as just regular 90s Punk music because it is a little bit more hardcore than SkatePunk.

Six is the when genres start to blend together, this track I chose "Basket Cast" by Green Day to portray the rise of popularity in SkatePunk since early Green Day is a mix between 90s Punk and SkatePunk.

Next for track seven I went with "What's my age again" by Blink-182 because they are a SkatePunk/Pop-Punk blend and were key in pioneering what I call "The Warped Kids"  because that is when Warped Tour started.

Track eight is "Hit or Miss" by New Found Glory, these guys are pure Pop-Punk and I thought were a great representation of the ending 90s alternative music revolution and beginning of 2000s.

The ninth track was suppose to represent the rise of Alternative Rock in the early 2000s, the kind of stuff that "Warped Kids" more or less grew up on, and in my opinion no other band says early 2000s Alt. Rock like Jimmy Eat World, so I chose there song "Sweetness" since "The Middle" is a little over played.

Number ten is "Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)" by Taking Back Sunday.  There were a lot of bands that I could have used to represent the growing popularity of Emo music but I thought Taking Back Sunday really seemed like the best choice for early 2000s Emo.

Emo music continues to leak into the Playlist with "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy as the eleventh track.  This is when the Emo scene started to blend with other genres like Pop-Punk (new Fall Out Boy is just shitty pop music and would never make it on this list in a million years).

Nearing the end of the Emo phase we have "Can't Be Saved" by Sense Fail as the twelfth track, a notable example of how Emo music began to blend with Punk as well.

Now with the thirteenth track we start getting a little mixed chronologically.  I chose "My Last Semester" by The Wonder Years.  First thing about this song is that it is another mixture of Emo and Pop-Punk but its what I like to call New-Age Pop-Punk or more specifically Sad Pop-Punk which is why I say its mixed with Emo.  The Second thing is that this is where the playlist starts with today's "Scene" music starting light and progressively getting heavier.

For track fourteen I chose "Quicksand" by The Story So Far as another example of New Age Pop-Punk, but the thing about this is that it is more upbeat and not that depressing like The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, or Real Friends are,  Also by being more upbeat it sort of makes the music sound heavier.

Track fifteen is "Prepare to Be Digitally Manipulated" by Four Year Strong.  Four Year Strong pioneered what is known as Easycore a different version of Pop-Punk that is a little heavier than what you would normally hear but it probably kicks way more ass.

Track Sixteen is "I'm Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?" by A Day To Remeber.  Let me preface this I think that A Day To Remember is super overplayed but I don't mind certain songs sometimes this is one of those songs.  The reason I placed them after Four Year Strong is because they are (or were) a little heavier than Easycore but not really Hardcore more like a Mediumcore.

The next genre is Post-Hardcore, a genre generally only listened to by annoying 15 year-old girls but one band stands out from all the other stupid Post-Hardcore bands, Pierce the Veil.  Pierce the Veil is awesome live and have great stage presence more importantly none of the band members are douchebags.  That's why "Bulls in the Bronx" is track number seventeen

For number eighteen we have my all time favorite band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!.  Their music is an awesome blend between Pop-Punk and Metalcore.  I put there song "Haters Gonna Hate" after Pierce the Veil because C!NCC! isn't exactly heavy enough to be full Metalcore since they blend with Pop-Punk but they are definitely heavier than Post-Hardcore (and better).

Now we get into the really heavy stuff with number nineteen being "I Have a Problem" by Beartooth.  I love the shit out of Beartooth they are so hardcore and fast-paced every song I can't help but think "FUCK YEAH!".  Their music falls under a blend between Metalcore and Hardcore-Punk. This song I chose specifically because no matter what my hat will always come flying off my head from headbanging so hard to the breakdown.

For the twentieth song I chose "Mariana's Trench" by August Burns Red.  These guys are straight up Metalcore and I chose these guys over all the other Metalcore band because they represent the heavier and furious side of Metalcore.

The Twenty-first and final song on the Playlist is "Cauterizer" by The Acadia Strain.  I don't listen to a lot of Deathcore but I think The Acadia Strain sounds a lot better than certain bands that call themselves Deathcore.

And thats it I guess here is the link to the playlist so you can listen to it. PEACE!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Post 119

It seems like I am constantly alone, and I don't like that.  All I've ever wanted was to fit in somewhere but it just seems like I don't fit in anywhere.  My life has been steadily going down hill ever since I graduated high school, and I don't know if it will ever get better.  I have friends but lately it seems like they don't want me around, but I feel like if I'm not around them then something bad might happen to me.  I can't bring myself to harm myself in anyway yet whenever I'm alone I constantly think about injuring myself, I get anxiety attacks, it all just builds up and I don't know how to deal with it.  When I'm with my friends its easy to ignore the feelings, but they are still there because I don't think my friends like me.  I don't try to be loud or obnoxious or do stupid things I just can't help it, it happens out of my control or knowing and I don't know how to control it.  I don't even know why I'm writing this blog post no one reads this stupid thing.  I guess I just wanted to vent my feelings but I can't do it around my friends because I'm afraid they'll make fun of me or think I'm stupid or worse yet just think I'm some moody kid looking for attention.  And maybe I can be a moody kid looking for attention  but its only because I just want people to care about me, I want to feel wanted because its a nice feeling and it seems like I never feel that way.  I just hope that I'll still have friends when I'm older, I don't wanna die alone.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Journey of the Yellow log entry 9 (Post 118)

Today I spent the whole day training my pokemon.  I will probably be spending the next few days training.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Journey of the Yellow log entry 8 (post 117)

When I woke up in Fuchsia today I decided to journey through the Safari Zone.  While trekking through all the areas and gathering items a robed Nidorina approached me and told me of yet another prophecy.  The Nidorina is part of a group if monks called the Psudessey.  All the monks reside in the Safari Zone and once all are brought together under one trainer one of the Three Great Dragons would emerge and help restore unity to the Kanto Region.  After capturing Nidorina known as Monk A, I successfully made it to the end of the safari zone where I gained Surf and taught it to Darth Mulville.  The next few Hours were spent in the Safari Zone gathering Monks B-I.  After they had all been capture like clock work another one of the Three Great Dragons emerged out of the water.  He was a Dratini and his name was Psudysseus.  

Following the deposit of Christian Bale to the Council of The Computer and bringing Psudysseus onto my team, I then headed West up the bike trail.  On the bike trail I was attacked by members of a biker gang, but Warrior and Milfimus Prime took them out easily.  After that I went into a secret house off the bike trail, obtained fly and taught it to Bird Hector II.  When all of that was done I went to a small patch of grass off fence maze and trained warrior there for hours until I decided to sleep.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Post 116

Here is the artwork of me before I went against Erika.

Journey of the Yellow log entry 7 (Post 115)

After waking up inside the Celadon gym it time to wage a war.  The gym was filled with amazon warriors all of which owned grass type pokemon.  Wanting to become as strong as I could be I went up against all of the great warriors one at a time.  Seth Kelly would rise out of his pokeball and obliterate all of my opponents pokemon.  Then I got to Erika, she was the leader of the gym and general of the great amazon army.  Seth Kelly managed to take out all of her pokemon except for one when he fell at the might of her fierce gloom.  But Bird Hector II flew out of its pokeball to save the day, defeating gloom with one powerful wing attack.  After that I obtained the Rainbow Badge and took control of Celadon City and Lavender Town.

When I was done with Celadon City I headed to Lavender Town to heal my pokemon and climb the Pokemom Tower.  When I started up the tower I began facing Necromancers summoning ghost pokemon to aid them in battle.  About one third of the way I managed to summon my own ghost pokemon to join the Council of the Computer, his name was Casper.  After my pokemon had become tired from battle we managed to fine a purified zone put together by a Cleric, so I managed to heal my pokemon.  Right as a reached the final set of staircases I was attacked by the ghost of Martha Wayne.  After defeating her I went to the top to find the second in command of the Organized Crime Syndicate once again challenging me.  Their pokemon had evolved but they were not any harder to defeat.  An old man named Fuji came up to me after the battle thanking me for saving him, apparently he had been held hostage.  Fuji gave me a Pokeflute and I went on my way to Fuchsia City.

After crossing the weirdly build dock bridge thing I came across a sleeping Snorlax and after waking him up he joined my team as Jack Black Ambassador for the Dock Bridge in the Council of the Computer.  Then I went down the Dock Bridge more and after defeating some more fishermen I was given the Super Rod a fishing pole that is said to attract very powerful water pokemon.  I crossed the bridge and then came across a maze built of fences, clearly if I was to make it to Fuchsia City I would be challenged.  After maneuvering my way through the maze and defeating many bird tamers and bikers I made it to Fuchsia, took a tour of the pokemon zoo and Seth Kelly evolved into a Charizard.  Following that I decided to rest for the night.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Post 114

Ok so over spring break I was busy and couldn't play Yellow version but now I am starting to play it again so a new post will come tonight.