Archive for December, 2008

December 31st, 2008 - 4:05 pm § in Perfect Lines

9 Things To Look Forward To in 2009

2008 is almost gone as the New Year will arrive in a matter of hours (or it may have already arrived depending on when you read this). So, in anticipation for the number of times I’ll forget to put “2009″ on whatever documents need a proper year, here’s a little listing of 9 [...]

December 30th, 2008 - 7:26 pm § in Perfect Lines

They Said It…

Roundup of various end of the year music lists...[...]

December 29th, 2008 - 1:19 pm § in Perfect Lines

Lionize the Losers

The NFL regular season wound down yesterday, which left me pretty excited seeing as the Baltimore Ravens have made the playoffs and have a pretty good chance of taking their season beyond their Wild Card spot. The Detroit Lions have finally gotten national attention where there was none previously b[...]

December 27th, 2008 - 9:26 pm § in Perfect Lines

Want To Write A Book About Your Favorite Band?

Continuum’s 33 1/3 series is by far the best collection of books on rock records… In fact, it’s pretty much the only one that continually publishes works on a strong range of albums. They’ve gotten a strong showing on numerous “best of” listings for 2008 for a num[...]

December 25th, 2008 - 1:32 pm § in Perfect Lines

Merry X-Mas

Here are some interpretations of holiday classics by a couple o’ emo acts, and some interpretations of emo on Christmas day, some of which have been literally uploaded from YouTube within the past 24 hours or so (I apologize in advance if they are of poor quality – I’ll admit I hav[...]

December 24th, 2008 - 4:45 pm § in Perfect Lines

Have Your Emo Spayed or Neutered

You have to wonder about the future of journalism when the teen journalism site The Tattoo features a travel article that begins like this: “Do you often find yourself too sad to tie your shoelaces? Do you ever slave over your hair to flip exactly the right way to hide your sorrow stricken eye[...]

December 22nd, 2008 - 3:53 pm § in Perfect Lines

Names So Bad You'll Want To Bang Your Head (Just Not That Hard)

*The AV Club’s annual listing of odds and ends band names has its own devoted section for emo groups. Best/worst name? It’s a tie between Your Kisses Cause Crashes and Blue Skies for Black Hearts. *The Guardian notes a report by the University of New South Wales that says too much headba[...]

December 22nd, 2008 - 1:44 am § in Perfect Lines

Your newest family stereotype

The Arizona Daily Star’s Carrie Wells has penned the newest family stereotype in a quick piece on What does your crazy uncle (or aunt) peg you as? An emo nephew (or niece) of course: “Every year, you have the same dilemma: What can you possibly get for your nosy neigh[...]

December 19th, 2008 - 2:24 pm § in Perfect Lines

The Best Gifts… for those who didn't get them

A New York Times article on gifts gone awry reminded me of what is perhaps the one funny thing I’ve ever seen associated with Mad TV: [youtube=] Now really, a Tickle Me Emo would be amusing for a little more than a few seconds, right? Otherwise, how wo[...]

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