Archive for March, 2009

March 31st, 2009 - 8:47 pm § in Perfect Lines

Make Me a Mixtape

Old Age Hipster has a great piece where Deep Elm records’ owner John Szuch lists his secrets for making the perfect mixtape. The significance of this is twofold. In the mid-90s Deep Elm was one of a handful of indie labels that specialized in – and in the case of Deep Elm’s Emo Di[...]

March 30th, 2009 - 11:02 pm § in Perfect Lines

Amazon is soooooooo emo

Amazon released their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Times. As with any “definitive” list, Amazon’s has some flaws, and some seem to stand out like sore thumbs, especially moving from one individual’s taste to the next. As a side note, yes, Animal Collectiv[...]

March 29th, 2009 - 9:43 pm § in Perfect Lines

Could Chuck?

Chuck Klosterman swung through Boston last week, doing a talk at the Hard Rock Cafe that was hardly publicized. But, perhaps I’m just not looking in the right places.  I did a little piece for Bostonist on what I might have heard had I attended the event; check it out here. For most folks, Kl[...]

March 26th, 2009 - 6:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

"Emo" Jacket

I stumbled upon this article on DVICE, thinking it would be some tepid piece on some bland fashion statement associated with emo. But I hardly expected this: “First there was smell-o-vision. Now we have the Emo Jacket with feel-o-vision. The folks at Philips Electronics are bringing out a jac[...]

March 24th, 2009 - 11:20 pm § in Perfect Lines

The Perfect Quote

Sometimes it can be pretty hard for the press to rapidly pinpoint emo with false-pretenses based upon stereotypes. And then the perfect quote comes along: “‘I’m writing songs that entertain these people, all these people who just want pain,’ Tim Kasher of the Omaha band Cursive b[...]

March 21st, 2009 - 3:35 pm § in Perfect Lines

And No. 4 is…

According to The Guardian, UK-based Sentry Parental Controls has composed a list of the top ten words parents with kids 16 and under are blocking their children from online (viewing, searching, etc). Needless to say, one word is a guarantee for the list. So, without further ado, here it is: 1. Suici[...]

March 18th, 2009 - 9:14 pm § in Perfect Lines

Fall Out Boy Trail Review

Newly-announced Fall Out Boy tour-mate 50 Cent isn’t the only one on the Believers Never Die Part Deux tour with a brand-spanking new video game. Fall Out Boy Trail is an internet update of the good ole’ computer game favorite, Oregon Trail. The basics are still there; there’s oxe[...]

March 17th, 2009 - 10:39 pm § in Perfect Lines

Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion in 2009?

  Twitter is beginning to become really beneficial… the news that Sunny Day Real Estate may be reuniting for a second time is literally music to my ears… History and influence aside, the ability to see Sunny Day on stage today would be a momentous occasion for those who still consider [...]

March 16th, 2009 - 7:41 pm § in Perfect Lines

Mexico's Human Rights Issue: Emo

Sure enough, just as the one-year anniversary since the anti-emo riots in Mexico approaches, The AP reports that those who are emo in Mexico may still be in danger of discrimination. Here’s the report:   “MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says that fo[...]

March 15th, 2009 - 5:20 pm § in Perfect Lines

Berry Punny

I’m a little late to the Crunk Energy Drink party. However, it’s never too late to enjoy the hilarity that is…     Good ole’ Berry Crunk. That joke works on so many levels, and my friends and I (or rather, one friend in particular) certainly enjoyed name dropping it wheneve[...]

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