If I remember correctly, last year I created a list with my favorite tunes for autumn. Today in a bus ride I came up with the idea to create part II, including my favoirte tunes that caputre atumn mood
Agalloch - ...and the Great Cold Death of the Earth (The Mantle, 2002)
Blind Guardian - Harvest of Sorrow (A Night at the Opera Japanese Market Version, 2002 or Nightfall at Middle Earth Remastered 2007 (both times bonus track))
Insomnium - Winter's Gate (Winter's Gate, 2016)
Yue - In Legend (Ballads 'n' Bullets, 2011)
Herbstleyd - Nargaroth (Herbstleyd, 1998)
Alesia - Eluveitie (Helvetios, 2012)
Wardruna - Helvegen (Runaljod - Yggdrasil, 2013)
Wintersun - Death and the Healing (Wintersun, 2004)
Blues Pills - Little Sun (Blues Pills, 2014)
Tuomas Holopainen - The Last Sled (The Life and Times of Scrooge Mc Duck, 2014)
Apocalypitca - Cohkka (Reflections Revised, 2003)
Chelsea Wolfe - The Waves Have Come (Pain is Beauty, 2013)
Sometimes I wonder
how someone can have the audacity
to stand on the edge
of the universe and
declare that they matter.
It’s a matter of taste, I suppose.
We’re all just matter, I know.
On some level it comforts me
that we’re nowhere close to the center of this place.
I stare at the stars,
but my gaze is greeted
by nothing more than
a constant glimmering apathy.
the idea seems maddening,
insignificance is seen as a sad thing
but I find in my mind that’s not what’s
in fact I’ll happily claim the opposite is true.
There’s a thrill in the unknown
of what’s just out of view, beyond black horizons.
We strive for something new,
so the skill of climbing the stars
is one we’ll surely use.
Maybe we’ll start with Mars,
but from there what can we do?
Maybe we are a miracle,
or maybe we’re nothing more than minor minuscule beings,
we pale in comparison to the vast scale of the black horizons,
with endless things
lying far beyond our ability to be seen.
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Something a little different. The last year or so, I've written to myself a lot. I've not done so much creative writing since around March, but I have had a dialogue with myself. It's a wa of highlighting the good things and processing the bad. I won't be sharing any of that stuff. It's for my eyes only. But it has informed my approach to things and encouraged me to articulate sensations, notions and generally pay attention to thoughts. This is one of those thoughts.
I Miss You
I think those three words are, as a trio, the most complex and meaningful we have in the English language. ‘I want you’ is up there - but to want is to be greedy. It's temporary and internal. To miss is to need. People will put their hands up for ‘I love you’ too, but personally, I think that ‘I miss you’ is more powerful and specific.
We all love a lot of things. Love has been hijacked by materialism and casualty. There is a day for it. The same is true for many deep concepts because we as a Western society fear emotional honesty and authenticity in many of our relationships, especially the less deep ones.
But ‘I miss you’ circumnavigates that. Let's just look at what it means. It is directive and specific. Love is an abstract concept with many meanings. To miss someone - anything - is to me so be reduced or lacking as a result of that person or thing's diminished presence. So saying ‘I miss you’ is admitting that you are less, or you are worse off, or things are just not as good as they could be with that person (we'll stick with people from here) actually being there.
That, to me, is beautiful.
I have a complex relationship with the words ‘I miss you’. For the longest time in my life, I didn't hear those words too often. I didn't have many friends through school, so not many people missed me. When I went to university I became a part of something. That's where I learned the meaning of those words. I became missed. I was told it every time I wasn't at a social event. I felt wanted and necessary, but it also fed my underlying lack of ego. Being missed - being wanted and loved - made me hubristic. That's the dark side of ‘I miss you’. If too many people say it, it becomes depersonalised and expecte. Over time, as distance increases, memories fades and new relationships emerge you hear it less, and instead of appreciating the ‘I miss yous ‘that remain, you get angry or upset - your ego is damaged - by the lack of them. All of that happened to me.
As that period of my life ended I entered into in a long term, long distance relationship that lasted over two years. Everything wonderful about that relationship aside, it had an important role in restructuring my ego. The words ‘I miss you’ played a massive part in that. Suddenly the number of people saying ‘I miss you’ paled in comparison to this one, incredible person who meant it so painfully and specifically was driven to tears over it. It became a daily reminder of how beautiful our bond was. Don't get me wrong. That's healthy in all good relationships; you should miss each other when you're not present. But it became the corner stone. One which I tried, in my deeply flawed and ego-driven attempt to deal with the pain of missing that someone, to distance myself from. Reality, when it came, could never live up to the mythology that came to define us. ‘I miss you’ became a habit, then a platitude and in time lost its meaning.
When you become deracinated from the notion of missing a specific person and being missed as a specific person, you become lost.
It's hard to miss what can't be found.
So that ended and we thought we missed each other when it did so - and genuinely did in some sense - but in reality, we missed ourselves. When relationships end, there is an inevitable period of readjusting and redefining oneself. That is a lot of uncertainty. A lot of change. If you don't know who you are, how could anyone miss you? Their version of you, sure. But that's a part of them. Our internal self-value system breaks down. That's why we start trying new things: new hair colours, new hobbies (or approaching old ones with renewed vigour), new people and places - or more destructive but just as naturally - more drinking, shagging around; numbing the pain.
And that is where being missed comes in. In the (by some measures) year since that relationship ended, I've been told 'I miss you' by more people. Fewer than at uni, but with more meaning, than ever before. ‘I miss you’ means 'I care about you', and if people still say it while you're at your lowest ebb - battling depression, dumped, hating your job, struggling through daily panic attacks and withdrawing from society - and crucially they act on it, then it's difficult not to gain self-worth again.
Perhaps more importantly, I found myself saying ‘I miss you’ more often, to more people, not as a platitude, but because their presence improved my life. I felt a renewed sense of community and connectedness. It is no overstatement to say that while beating depression or getting over someone or rediscovering your passion is a solo job, doing so is put into perspective and made easier when other people have a vested interest in your well-being - and you have a vested interest in theirs.
It also helped, I believe, that the majority of those saying ‘I miss you’ to me over the last year were men. No ulterior motive. They simply missed my company. Saying so, as a man to another man, is to tacitly trust the other man with that most unmasculine (so our society says) of things: vulnerability. That our status as alpha-male-hunter-gatherer-supermen-lone-wolf is compromised without our mates is a stunningly intimate thing that goes unsaid, and that requires trust, respect and mutuality. It requires value.
That isn’t to say friend-girls didn’t help. But there isn't the same empathy regarding the forsaking and rebuilding of ego. Simply put, being missed by guys has a different value - not more, just different - to being missed by girls.
This week one of those guys, called me out of the blue. We'd not spoken for a couple of weeks and started off saying he missed me. He needed a bit of help with something, but nothing a text wouldn't have sorted. My best friend and I speak almost every day. We only see each other every month or so, often longer. About once a week we'll say we miss each other, admitting without saying it that every week that goes by without having spent a few hours over a pint, food, joint or guitar is a week genuinely wasted. Time moves quickly.
So if you've taken the time to read this, take a further moment to consider - who do you miss? Doesn't have to be someone who isn't around at the moment. That's not the point. They could be in the next room.
Now tell them. Without fear of judgement. If they've come to mind for any reason, it's worth saying it. It'll reaffirm their worth to you, your worth to yourself or so, so importantly, it may just make someone's day.
Winter’s Last Call
You always said,
“One must have the mind
for winter” to love the frigid air
and the biting wind of a season held
stagnant by the snow
I’ve been cold
for a long time
that surround me,
as I am, by ice.
I’ve been walking
for a long time
I left my home
some time ago,
and I did it
in search of you.
You loved winter.
The frigid air, the falling snow,
you didn’t care if
our bodies froze
while we lay beneath
the stars of a late-winter sky.
The road I wander down
glistens in a deceitful December sun.
Winter’s breeze brings
It leaves my face tingling, numb.
I hear its howl, a needled- assault
branches that hang solemnly
from their respective trees.
I never had the mind for winter.
First of all - OH MY GOOSHNESS IT'S HERE.
I figure it's better for me to vent all my excitement and nostalgia here, because I know I load up my comments with all kinds of it and someone out there has to read it, so instead, I'm organizing my thoughts before I flip the fuck out.
It was October somthin' 2010 when I heard my first Green Day song. I remember that night clearly, considering how long ago it was. At the time, I shared a room with my older sister, younger brother, and her boyfriend was visiting from Minnesota for two weeks, sleeping in the room downstairs. On this night, and like most nights, we all hung out together in our room, watching movies, playing games and listening to music. I was sitting on my bed, across from hers, drawing a picture of a guitar (Mind you I was a terrible artist back then, so the body was shaped like a heart and the strings were crooked and ridiculous. ) Anyways, as I drew that, her boyfriend was putting on a new CD, talking about how the band was Grammy winners and all that. He played this sad, yet somehow upbeat song, and I instantly connected to it, even though I didn't voice that I liked it.
Over the course of the week, I'd heard a few more songs, including Viva La Gloria, 21 Guns (Though I don't remember hearing this one but it was insanely familiar to me when I heard it again) Know Your Enemy, Wake Me Up When September Ends and Minority.
It'd been a week or so later, and we kids had made plans to head into town to hang out by the Platte River. I had had Minority stuck in my head all day, so every time I got a decent distance from them, I'd hum it. That's when they were catching crawdads in the river, that they started singing Minority loudly and purposefully out of turn across the creek. I don't know why that memory always stuck with me, but I suppose it's because it connects me to a time when my sister liked Green Day.
The rest of it is kinda blurry, but I remember playing the impossible level St. Francis Folly from Tomb Raider, and for life of us, we couldn't beat it. Finally, he says "You know what? We need some tunes." He turned on Viva La Gloria and got it first try. That song always stuck with me after that, I'd hum the melody and try to figure out the lyrics, but never succeeded. So when I heard the song again later on, I flipped out.
I'm not going into detail about how much the last six years has been strongly influenced by Green Day, but I will say they kept me out of trouble and kept me sane, most of all, they kept me broke. For my thirteenth birthday (Which I was dreading so much) I got around seventy dollars in birthday money, and I invested as much of it as I could into buying the other Green Day albums I didn't have.
So now, it's been six years, and while my obsessive love for them had faded some, I'm still very fond of them, and very proud of all their achievements in the last year. Watching them get inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, preparing to release Revolution Radio, it all feels so surreal. When I'd become a serious fan, Uno was just coming out, like a week after I bought it. But I never got on the hype train with it, never read the reviews or anything, so my opinion on the trilogy was my own and not at all influenced by other opinions. When I heard Uno, I had it on repeat for literal weeks. While I sat by the window in my old room, with a small beat up stereo and headphones, trying to figure out how in the hell to draw humans, since I really wanted to draw the photos of Billie Joe in the booklet.
When people ask me how I started drawing, I instinctively say it was Tomb Raider, but Green Day did influence me, as well.
Gahh I don't even have words to express how excited and grateful, and proud I am. So I guess a huge thank you to the band, and to you guys here. I cannot even describe how damn cool it was to talk about the album, speculating release and tour details. I felt like this last year after inductions, but the feeling quickly faded once the GDC bullies made their presence known. But the website is better than ever, and you guys seriously feel like extended family. When exciting things happen, I'd much rather tell you guys than wait three days for my sister to finally answer me. We've grown apart, and I accept that now, and am moving on.
Thank you guys so much. <3
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As our forecasters predicted previously, Green Day has made landfall on the shores of GDC and made itself known by taking over the top 10 most popular topics of this month.
This month we will be holding the annual GDC Awards so look out for that thread which will contain info on how to vote.
I don't have a tip this month but I'll leave you guys with this photo (by @Maria Gloria) from this post to keep in your mind as you listen to the new album. Enjoy!
This is a snippet of one of the many random ass things I'm working on. I felt like sharing this, so here it is. Enjoy, I guess.
She had not seen the sun, the real sun, for years. Her eyes hurt from the sudden burst of light, but she embraced the pain. She basked in the sunlight, coughing from the ash and dust and effort of it all. A shot fired.
Lexi turned to the source of the sound, whipping out her gun. She had three bullets left, that was more than enough to deal with whoever had lost their mind. An old man stood alone, pointing a gun at the rest of the prisoners. “Drop the gun,” she commanded. There was no time for playing nice, not anymore. “Drop the gun or I will shoot you in the head.” The old man turned to look at her slightly. His hands shook with the weight of the metal. “I understand that any person you’ve seen for however many years has been hurting you, but they’ve been hurting us too. Now, if you want to live, then drop the gun.” He didn’t respond, and Lexi pulled the safety on her gun back. Another shot rang out across the desert.
The old man fell to the ground, blood pouring out of the gaping hole in his head and pooling in the sand. His brain matter was splashed underneath him, and one of the prisoners began retching at the sight. Lexi contemplated making a snarky comment, but the day had taken a more tiring turn than she had expected and her mind just wasn’t up to the task.
Moods: tired because it's like 1 AM on a school night and I'm dumb because I won't sleep but also I have insomnia so it's not my fault and dear fucking god someone just kill me what is life
Hey all! I wrote my newest article for HerCampus and it is all about Green Day! I would really appreciate it very much if you guys could check it out. If there are any errors in information, please let me know. @Todd luckily corrected a lot for me already. I got some of my info from sources that are not 100% reliable so if I could be corrected, it would be great. I also had a graduate student edit this, so I hope there are no grammatical issues.
(This is already posted on GDA with awesome photos by @MooreClick, but I wanted to post it here for those of you who are solely GDCers and for my own easy access. Enjoy! )
After a two-year break from touring, Green Day was clearly itching to get back on the road. And in case anyone doubted it, Billie Joe Armstrong made it known early Monday night at the band’s first promotional show for Revolution Radio, its new album that releases Oct. 7.
“You know what sucks? Taking time off of playing music. It’s hard,” he said, just a few songs into the setlist, gazing out and smiling at the eager, sold-out crowd inside Columbus, Ohio’s Newport Music Hall.
“Look at this fucking place. Look at this. We’re back.”
Cheers and applause erupted. Yes, they're back — in every sense of the word.
Despite the hiatus, and after recovering from an illness that led them to postpone tour dates last week, the band thankfully didn’t appear weary or out-of-practice. In about two hours, they ripped through a 25-song setlist with no frills but all the high-energy antics of an arena show. The intimate feeling of seeing the orchestrated chaos just a few feet from your face is almost indescribable. From the second row of the 1,700-person venue, I could see all the tiny details usually only spotted in professionally shot videos: the beads of sweat rolling down their faces; Billie Joe’s quirky starred-and-striped socks; an adorable message, “Hello Again!”, scribbled in silver marker on the front of Mike Dirnt’s black sleeveless vest.
Monday night’s set opened with new singles “Bang Bang” and “Revolution Radio” performed live for the first time, in that order. It’s a thrilling one-two punch that’s hard to top. The songs sounded just as good live as in the studio, if not better, as the band fed off the enthusiasm of a crowd that already had the lyrics memorized. The two songs blended in seamlessly with an otherwise greatest-hits-heavy setlist dominated by singles from American Idiot and Dookie. The show mostly followed Green Day’s tried-and-true formula for live shows, peppered with a few pleasant surprises in-between, including the return of “Scattered” and “Hitchin’ a Ride” from Nimrod and Kerplunk’s “2000 Light Years Away” and “Christie Road.” Billie Joe even sang a few lines from the trilogy’s “Nuclear Family” during the bridge of “Scattered” and looked quite amused with himself during the seconds-long medley.
Many fans, myself included, were initially surprised the setlist wasn’t filled with deep cuts from the past or more new songs from their upcoming album. But as the show continued on, with little deviation from what longtime fans have come to expect from a Green Day concert, I focused less on the songs’ rarity and more on enjoying the performance. This show, I realized, wasn’t meant to be like the last club show I attended, at the House of Blues in Cleveland, the night before the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. It wasn’t a nostalgic trip down memory lane. It was, it seemed, about looking forward to the future and getting back into a groove to prepare for a lengthy world tour that's likely in the works.
From my spot in the pit, in front of Mike, the crowd was nothing like the House of Blues, either. For me, that was a good thing. There were fewer crowd surfers, fewer angsty fans clobbering each other to get a closer spot and few, if any, moments where I felt overwhelmed, at-risk or exhausted. Due to a strict policy that prohibited cell phone recordings of the show (which some fans, unsurprisingly, disregarded anyway), there were also fewer people blocking others’ views to get shots for YouTube. At first, I thought the policy was bogus, but in hindsight, I appreciate it. At my first Green Day show, in Pittsburgh in 2013, I spent more time fending off a violent girl who was desperate for YouTube footage than enjoying the music. Here, everyone seemed more focused on having a good time than anything else. The crowd wasn't dead by any means, but my experience with it was tamer and more controlled this time around.
The band was having a blast, too, and that was evident by the smiles that never left Billie Joe and Mike’s faces and their frequent laughter. I couldn’t see Tré Cool much from my spot in the pit, but I did catch him chuckling a few times, too. During “Minority,” Mike planted a kiss on Billie Joe’s cheek. Billie Joe playfully bantered with the crowd during “Hitchin’ a Ride” and joined saxophone player Jason Freese on a harmonica during “King for a Day.” The pink bunny made its return in the preshow. The show was filled with good, genuine fun and emotion.
Mainly for those reasons, I was really bummed to see Revolution Radio’s third single, "Still Breathing," was listed on Monday’s setlist but not played. The recently released song, which alludes to dealing with addiction, epitomizes the message of moving forward and positivity that Monday’s show seemed to symbolize. Because the band delayed its tour a week, it’s possible the song was scrapped because isn’t ready to be performed live yet, but I hope it’s added to the setlist soon. I could easily see it becoming a crowd favorite and it’s a song full of raw emotion that clearly resonates with the band, too.
Given the political nature of Revolution Radio’s titular track, it came as no surprise that Billie Joe devoted a little show time to political talk, too. He joked about the presidential debate occurring that night and encouraged people to vote and "bring sanity back" into political discussions. He also mentioned it was fitting to kick off the tour in Ohio’s capital city, presumably because it’s a swing state that heavily influences elections. Personally, I also found it fitting that the band debuted the song “Revolution Radio” in Columbus because the city has recently sparked several Black Lives Matter protests, following a fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black robbery suspect this month. A similar protest in New York inspired Billie Joe to write the song. Just moments before the concert doors opened Monday, a protest formed (unrelated to the concert) and prompted police to shut down a portion of the street adjacent to the concert venue. An eerie coincidence and a powerful reminder of the song's relevance.
The show closed with two acoustic songs, “Ordinary World,” Revolution Radio’s beautiful, but simple closer, and the classic “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).” "Ordinary World," written for a namesake movie starring Billie Joe that releases Oct. 14, didn’t receive nearly the same reaction as the fast-paced new songs, but those who were familiar with it, including me, seemed to appreciate hearing it.
A friend of mine and longtime Green Day fan attended the show with me, and on our drive home, he mentioned how differently the band, especially Billie Joe, presented itself compared to recordings of shows he’s watched in the past, such as fan videos and Bullet in a Bible. Since, at this point, I’m a bit jaded to the band’s criticism, I assumed he was being critical. The statement that followed surprised me.
“He just seemed… happy. Really aware and appreciative of what was going on.”
I think that’s a message any fan who criticized the show’s setlist could learn from. Just appreciating the moment. One such instance that really struck me Monday was during the performance of “Waiting,” listening to the lyrics referencing the “dawning of a new era,” while the stage lights faded into a soft white glow around the band. It just seemed so fitting. Revolution Radio releases in just nine days. Its supporting tour, and Green Day’s newest era, is just getting started.
If Monday’s show is any indicator of what to expect, I can’t wait to see what it brings us.
In the case that you're a scatterbrain, basket case, or total maniac due to the fact that you're extremely excited, you may accidentally forget something to bring to your concert. You may also just be completely lost and unsure what to bring. Here are some ideas, especially if you're traveling some distance by car.
EDIT: Also bring anti-nausea medicine, and a first-aid kit!
- Photo ID.
- Credit Card that was used to purchase tickets.
- Printed e-mail confirmation of ticket purchase, or mobile access to your e-mail account.
- Full tank of fuel. (Prevents unaccounted for stops)
- Bottles of water and snacks. (This will also prevent unaccounted for rest-stops, and also save you money)
- Clear directions to your venue, and parking area.
- Over-the-counter headache medicine. (Headaches can occur during long car-rides because of elevation changes, and also loud music doesn't help)
- Quality foot-wear, particularly if you're going to be in the pit.
- Ear-plugs for those who would like to protect their hearing.
- Band paraphernalia. (You wanna look cool, right?)
- A travel bag of some sort, like a comfortable backpack. (This will be handy for keeping track of your purse, wallet, and other belongings)
Check your e-mail for your venue's rules to see what else you can bring along, phone/camera wise. (I've seen some say that there are metal detectors, and no audio recordings, photos, or videos allowed)
If you're staying at a hotel, remember to pack enough clothing and other basic travel needs. Don't carry a lot of cash. You may need some cash for tolls, and parking, but the fewer bills you have on you, the better.
Be safe and have fun! I hope everyone is all stoked for the Ohio show!
Views from an Abandoned Room
Shadows circle on the wall
over splattered paint,
with writings scrawled
in color that bleeds,
I watch drop
I sit alone in this place,
I suppose now, it’s home.
The air’s paralyzed
as stillness is all it knows.
With every breath I feel
the tension in each molecule grow.
They’re tearing me apart,
but I never let it show.
I hear nothing but
the beat of
It’s far too quiet in here.
There’s a lone window in the room,
and out it I stare, with the silence, I’ll share
this lonely view.
New lyrics. Enjoy.
Warm Body Sitcom
Have you ever had an infernal romance?
Incidents that just never go your way?
Nights spent calculating every mistake
that anybody could have ever made?
It's a rhythm that you cannot get away from
no matter how hard you try
A random chance is all you need
but you're still never asking "why?"
The hero you'll never be
the answer you'll never see
I can't get it through
But my fire will never disappear
from under you
It's unforgotten burden on your mind
and it will not let you escape
Whatever bleeds stems from memories
that have some sort of dormant shape
The heat always tears through the new
This advice applies to those who are using LiveNation to purchase tickets on their laptop/desktop computer (non mobile device).
Here are some things to do to prepare your computer for the fast-paced, adrenaline inducing, quick clicking madness of grabbing some tickets.
1) About 30 to 20 minutes before the tickets go on sale, completely power down all devices and computers that use your wifi internet connection that you will not use to attempt to get tickets. (If you would like to restart your device that you will use for the tickets to freshen it up, that's fine as well, just give yourself enough time to reboot!)
2) Restart your router to give it a refreshing boost, especially if there are storms in your area, or if you are prone to slow internet regularly. You should leave the router off for at least 30 seconds before restarting, but a couple minutes would be optimal.
3) Connect your ticket-snatching devices to the internet again if they do not automatically reconnect. This would also be a good time to ensure battery power and a working charger nearby.
4) Clear out your temp folder. You can do this by clicking start, (windows key + s for Windows 8) and typing %temp% and pressing the enter key. Do ctrl+a to select all the files, and then the delete key to delete them. This is all useless junk, but if something important were to be in that folder, you would be prompted to skip deleting it.
5) Use the latest version of Chrome as your web browser. If Chrome doesn't work so well for you, I would suggest the latest version of Firefox, Fast Browser, or Chromium.
6) Disable all of your browser extensions. If you would like to keep Ad-Block running, that's not a huge deal.
7) Close out all necessary tabs and programs. Things like Photoshop, Facebook, Gmail, and PowerPoint can slow you down. Open your task manager, and go to details, or tasks, and end any unnecessary memory hogs.
8) Once LiveNation is opened up in your browser, you can amplify its performance. In the instance that you don't have many opened tabs in your browser, it will be easy to find in task manager. Click the chrome.exe file that is using the most memory. Most likely, that's your LiveNation tab. Right click that chrome.exe file. Set priority > above normal. If you notice LiveNation responding a bit faster, that's a good sign that you chose the right Chrome file. You can then continue to up the priority to high.
9) Be prepared to have a swift mouse and typing abilities. You may be prompted to prove that you're not a robot about 100 times like I was. You can change your mouse speed in your mouse settings. If you have a wireless mouse, make sure it has fresh batteries. Clean out your keyboard if you must. Avoid having food or drinks nearby. Any wetness or non-human finger skin touching your trackpad can cause your mouse to freeze up, as I found today with my anxiously sweating hands. Maybe have a towel just in case, haha.
10) Be calm and efficient. Have your credit card by your side. If you have Chrome auto-fill, you may not have to waste much time filling in your little details.
Best of luck to you all who are ready to get some Green Day tickets! If you have any questions, let me know.
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New lyrics. Enjoy.
Reflection in the Screen
Each day it gets harder to see
The pixels in the foreground
always seem to strangle me
Try to cling to a murdering spree
Hope is always abandoned
when you watch shows on TV
It always roots to the growing tree
Intertwine the wires in your head
while you sit there absent-mindedly
It takes a habit to understand my glee
but no matter what you can say
there's really no changing me
Watch reflections on the screen, to be
Impossible to comprehend
origins of this damning decree
In the sunlit days we take for free
take an LED to the retina
and make believe you can still see
There will soon come a day
when we can't walk alone
Where the particles filter away
and we never leave our homes
Inject the next trend you need
Color your face with a rotten soul
I know what's left is all that will bleed
but after all, this was your goal
10 Most popular topics for August 2016
1) New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th - 6,914 posts
2) "Bang Bang" is here! - 1,773 posts
3) Revolution Radio - 1,413 posts
4) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 522 posts
5) What do you get when you hit 25,000 posts? (SPAM THREAD :D) - 377 posts
6) Green Day Twitter Q&A with @iheartradio - 374 posts
7) Green Day Instagram Photos - 373 posts
8) Random Thoughts - 325 posts
9) Trilogy Discussion - 302 posts
10) Revolution Radio Promotion and Commercial Performance - 272 posts
Top 5 Most Active Members
Billie Hoe (603 posts)
JJ1964 (598 posts)
Tinkle (536 posts)
Jake69 (513 posts)
Steven Seagull (511 posts)
Top 5 Most Liked Posts This post by Matt. in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th This post by Matt. in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th This post by Sarcasm in "Bang Bang" is here! This post by Jake69 in Green Day come back interview in Kerrang This post by Billie Hoe in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th
Members active: 786
New Members: 197
Total Visitors: 28,409
Most registrations in a single day: 27 (August 11th)
Single busiest day: August 11th
New Topics: 193
Total Posts: 21,046
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Most viewed blog entry: Stray American - Thoughts on Living Abroad (200 views)
Total Rep Given: 30,961
Lone here with your monthly stats and "Bang Bang" playing in the background. Green Day has taken over the Green Day Community by claiming 80% of the top 10 topics of this month. It's also no surprise Aug 11th had an effect on the stats this month. In comparison to last month, we had an increase in all the categories with a 46% increase of active members and new members, 37% increase in total visitors, and 54% increase in total posts. Our forecasters predict the next storm hitting GDC the following month.. for some odd reason. We've introduced two more members onto our mod team so welcome once again inthehallwaynow and Second favourite son! As for this current month, stay tuned for a GDC related activity at the end of this month. Maybe. Please like, share, subscribe, and leave a comment below. We make videos blogs at least monthly.
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I lay in bed,
but it seems dreams won’t greet
I have to wake up at a quarter-to-nine.
I decipher the time I have left to sleep.
Five hours and
it matters not.
My mind seems cursed,
and my stomach’s locked.
The timing couldn’t be worse,
I’ll do all I can to make these thoughts
disperse. I count sheep
then I think I hear a knock at the door.
But, it’s just the clock
reminding me of what’s in store.
If I fall asleep
I’d get four
hours and twent-
y-two minutes of sleep.
I keep track of every
second that sneaks past me.
Every time I near sleep
I hear my heart asking
for a revolution while my mind
makes my body restless all-the-more.
my head must be divested
from the process but instead,
putting it to rest is a chore.
grips me to my core.
Replays of the day pour
out of my head on to the floor.
But, if I fall asleep now I’ll get two hours
Please just give me
this bit of rest,
only then will I be at peace.
Lone, Bum, and I worked on a new Dark theme for GDC to more closely follow the red, black, and white theme of Revolution Radio. Also, YAY RED AND BLACK AGAIN. This feels more like home. Having wondering flashbacks to the American Idiot era.
So that's about it. Same exact theme as before, just changed out the red with blue, updated the logo, got some sweet new backgrounds.