A Musical Argument

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I downloaded this Good Charlotte song, “Hold On”, because I heard it on the radio this afternoon during my bath and decided that I liked it. Stephen walked in on me listening to it and decided to give me his expert opinion:

“MTV is controlling your brain!”

“I don’t watch MTV.”

“That’s not the point. The point is… You’re just… You have… You’re such a poser!”

“What I am I posing as?”

“You pretend to be all in on the punk and emo scene and you buy this Von Dutch gear and you’re just not.”

“Stephen. What?”

“You’re just ridiculous. And then you see that MxPx is opening at the Simple Plan concert and you suddenly become their biggest fan.” (I bought tickets to see Simple Plan at the House of Blues to surprise my two cousins in Las Vegas — if they’re reading this, they better act surprised anyway!)

“Stephen, I bought the Simple Plan tickets to take our two little cousins to see them. I figured if I spent the money and MxPx was gonna be there, I’d listen to some of their shit before I went. No?”

“I’m going to write about this in my LiveJournal and all my friends are going to make fun of you.”


“And you listen to Dashboard Confessional!”

“So do you!”

“Yeah, but…  You don’t even like it.”

“I wouldn’t listen to it if I didn’t like it.  You think I listen to music I don’t like in the privacy of my own room to give the impression that I want to be ‘all in on the punk and emo scene’?  You’re nuts.  You told me to listen to Dashboard Confessional.  You said I’d like them.  You loaned me the CD to put the songs on the computer!”

“Well, why’d you buy a Von Dutch hat?”

“Because Brian Conover has one.”

“That’s why?”

“No, you dumbass.  Because it’s pink, and I like it, and it’s cute.”


“What does the trucker hat have to do with the song?”


“Bite me.”


“Get out.”

What seems to be the problem here? Do I need to pick one genre of music and be obesessed with it for the rest of my life? The best thing about MP3s is being able to download whatever songs I want. I can honestly say I listen to just about anything and everything. Am I a poser because I have a Kenny Chesney song on my computer and think cowboy hats are cute? Am I a poser because I listen to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and enjoy eating pineapples? I must have multiple poser personalities…

“We love to double-time, we do it all the time.”

By las vegas, music, ruling at life 4 Comments

I want to run.  I’ve never wanted to run so bad in my life.  I was never really much of a runner until I decided to apply to Navy OCS, but I guess I’ve offically become one.  It’s obviously too cold out to run, and I’ve said over and over that the treadmill doesn’t do it for me.  I’m going to use the treadmill today anyway because I need to, but I’ll be in Vegas in two more weeks, and it’s considerably warmer there.  I’m going to whip out the Run to Cadence with the US Navy CD and go for a three-mile run as soon as I get there, and I can’t wait!

“Respect the music.”

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Indie 103.1 is my new favorite radio station.  I listened to it the entire time I was driving Joelle’s car around southern California, and I’ve been listening to it over the internet since I’ve been home.  Check it out — KDLD Santa Monica/KDLE Newport Beach — it’s some pretty cool stuff.

Favorite Songs of 2003

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After much contemplation, here is my list of the top 50 songs of 2003:

1. “Ignition” (remix) – R. Kelly
2. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast
3. “F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)” – Eamon
4. “Get Busy” – Sean Paul
5. “Addicted” – Simple Plan
6. “Powerless (Say What You Want)” – Nelly Furtado
7. “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” – Keith Urban
8. “Calling All Angels” – Train
9. “Bigger Than My Body” – John Mayer
10. “Numb” – Linkin Park
11. “Hey Girl” – O.A.R.
12. “In a Little While” – Uncle Kracker
13. “8 Mile”– Eminem
14. “Bring Me to Life” – Evanescence
15. “When I Look to the Sky” – Train
16. “Laid” – Matt Nathanson
17. “Can’t Stop Loving You” – Phil Collins
18. “The Way You Move” – OutKast
19. “Anthem” – Good Charlotte
20. “Your Body is a Wonderland” – John Mayer
21. “Baby Boy” – Beyonce feat. Sean Paul
22. “In Da Club” – 50 Cent
23. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
24. “Get Low” – Lil John & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins
25. “Why Don’t You and I” – Carlos Santana feat. Alex Band
26. “This One’s for the Girls” – Martina McBride
27. “The Scientist” – Coldplay
28. “If You’re Not the One” – Daniel Bedingfield
29. “Crazy In Love” – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
30. “Gimme the Light” – Sean Paul
31. “Me Against the Music” – Britney Spears feat. Madonna
32. “Headstrong” – Trapt
33. “I Hate Everything About You” – Three Days Grace
34. “I Miss You” – Blink-182
35. “American Girls” – Counting Crows
36. “Harder to Breathe” – Maroon5
37. “The Boys of Summer” – The Ataris
38. “White Flag” – Dido
39. “More to Life” – Stacie Orrico
40. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains of Wayne
41. “Hit That” – The Offspring
42. “The First Cut is the Deepest” – Sheryl Crow
43. “Someday” – Nickelback
44. “Where is the Love?” – Black-Eyed Peas
45. “Breathe” – Michelle Branch
46. “Times Like These” – Foo Fighters
47. “Here Without You” – Three Doors Down
48. “So Far Away” – Staind
49. “Out of Control” – Hoobastank
50. “Why Can’t I” – Liz Phair

What are some of your favorites?

An Intelligent Conversation With My Brother

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VTJerseyGirl03: ?
VTJerseyGirl03: what in the hell does that mean?
calic0jack22: what
VTJerseyGirl03: porcelina of the oceans blue.
calic0jack22: its lyrics to the song i was blasting
calic0jack22: freak
VTJerseyGirl03: right
VTJerseyGirl03: should have known
calic0jack22: listen, i’ll play it again
VTJerseyGirl03: excuse my obliviousness.
VTJerseyGirl03: please do not disrupt my peaceful listening to the talents of israel kamakawiwo’ole
calic0jack22: did you hear it?
calic0jack22: listen again…
VTJerseyGirl03: no.  i told you.  i am listening to israel kamakawiwo’ole.
calic0jack22: forget that crap
calic0jack22: its all about smashing pumpkins
VTJerseyGirl03: no.
VTJerseyGirl03: i am currently listening to israel kamakawiwo’ole and his ukelele.
VTJerseyGirl03: 😛
calic0jack22: pffft
calic0jack22: pure and utter crap
VTJerseyGirl03: hawaiian music is not crap
VTJerseyGirl03: especially when it is used in conjunction with pineapple candles, a loaf of hawaiian sweet bread, and a glass of passionfruit iced tea.
calic0jack22: GAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaayy
VTJerseyGirl03: you have no respect for the hawaiian culture.
calic0jack22: ooo oh oh, he is burned… BURNED …. BUUURRRRNNNNNEEEEEDD
VTJerseyGirl03: it is also best when listened to while absorbed in the book, Hawaii by James Michener, and accompanied by a 75 degree breeze coming through the window
calic0jack22: fag
VTJerseyGirl03: at around 4pm on a sunny springtime afternoon.
calic0jack22: OK I GET THE POINT
calic0jack22: you wish you were a hawaiian…
calic0jack22: BUT
calic0jack22: you aren’t
VTJerseyGirl03: you obviously do not get the point.  i was not saying i wish i were hawaiian.  i was simply explaining the best way to listen to israel kamakawiwo’ole.