Not only did my vagina burst into flames, but my email and Twitter feed did as well. It was off the hook.
Naturally, Summit immediately sent its little evil minions out to crush anyone who actually posted the pictures but that didn't stop us from staring at them over and over and over again.
We will hunt down the leaked pictures of the Precious and strip the flesh from the bones of any who possess them!!!
We here at Twitarded actually debated thumbing our noses at Scummit and posting all the spoilers in their tiny, fuzzy glory but I checked the Twitarded Pay Pal account and I'm not sure if the 32 cents we have in there is going to cover the cost of the fines.
Since most of you are probably still changing your panties and wiping the drool from your lips, I figured we could pretty much write about anything today and it's not going to matter because OMFG THOSE PICTURES!
We wish we could post them here, we really do. But I don't want to share a Summit jail cell with Latchkey Wife so you get music videos instead.
Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You
I love this band. The end. It's not just Ben Bridell's wistful (though sometimes mischievous) sounding voice, it's everything. The way the song starts out soft but slowly builds and crests into something just a little unexpected. It's a little sad and mostly triumphant. And, like most of their songs, it pulls feelings from me by just listening to it.
A.A. Bondy - When the Devil's Loose
Here's another singer/songwriter that twists me up inside every time I listen to him. A.A. Bondy is a spinner of tales, both joyous and sorrowful and his warm, gentle voice is a balm on my soul. I'm not even kidding -- When the Devil's Loose is often my go-to album when I'm feeling really stabby and just need to relax a bit. It always amazes me how something that seems so stripped down and simplistic is actually full of so much.
The last time I did a video mash-up, a lot of you mentioned that the music I was recommending was a little too soft for your taste. While it's true that lately I've been on a very mellow folk-y kick, I am still a huge fan of the harder side of the music world. I did spend my teenage years in a mosh pit, after all.
Every once in awhile I aim to please so... let's get on with it.
The Bronx - False Alarm
If you want shredding guitars, an intense drumbeat that battles the thumping of your own heartbeat and awesomely raw vocals, then you want The Bronx. I have seen these guys a few times and their live shows are just as genuine and electric as their albums. They capture the spirit of the hardcore scene back in its heyday during the eighties and nineties but with a new edge.
Also? They have a side project called Mariachi el Bronx. I shit you not.
Refused - New Noise
Every once in awhile I'll stumble across a band in my searches that is too-fucking-good and I'll get all excited... only to discover that they're defunct. It's been about 12 years since Refused actually existed and I still listen to their albums on a regular rotation, especially The Shape of Punk to Come.
New Noise is one of those songs that has you practically rocking in your seat in anticipation for "that" moment in the song because you know when it comes, it's going to be fucking awesome.
One of the things I like most about Refused is their willingness to mix it up on their albums. Often, there seems to be something a little formulaic about punk bands these days. Refused is anything but.
Fugazi - Waiting Room
Kintail - this one is for you.
Of all the bands I've listened to throughout the years, there has always been one constant and that is Fugazi. It was the summer of 1990 and I was sitting in a cramped backseat of someone's shithole car going to a show when someone put on 13 Songs by Fugazi and it was love at first listen.
Seriously, if you don't believe me just watch this live video of Waiting Room and check out the crowd. It gives me shivers. Man, I miss those days.
I could carry on about this band for quite awhile but... I actually have to leave to go see, well, another band.
As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments and recommendations are always welcome.
Rock on, bitches.