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18th-Mar-2027 05:08 pm(no subject)
no need to get rowdy

19th-Feb-2008 03:45 pm(no subject)
the beauty in every inch
sometimes i stare at people out car windows and forget they can see me back.
usually when they see me i get embarrassed and look away.
other days, like today, i will shamelessly and obviously stare right back at them.
we were on our way home when we were getting close to my neighborhood and saw this "emo kid" walking alongside the road. tight pants, silly hair, you know the drill. first i started staring to see if he was hot, but then he saw me and heather and tina were like !!! but i seriously just stared right back, making the best eye ontact you can at 30+ ft away until we turned into my neighborhood. haha.
4th-Feb-2008 05:03 pm - devastated
in the morning and amazing
so now i know what it feels like when one of your favorite bands breaks up. it feels like a best friend just died.

We have just put out word that we will not be making a new Format album. Please understand this was a tough decision and we're both upset about it. While we accept there will be false speculation as to why, understand that Sam and I remain extremely close and in fact are still passing the twin peaks box set back and forth in an attempt to figure out who REALLY killed laura palmer.

We also want to thank everyone with and within the Format, particularly Mike, Don, and Marko, whom without, none of this would have ever even been fully realized. We both suggest you support their musical talents and whatever they decide to do. And lastly we want to thank the
fans who made this the best 5 years of our lives.

- nate

I was on the verge of dying before I read these extra comments which made me feel a bit better

New York, NY – Nate Ruess and Sam Means, the principle duo behind Arizona’s The Format, have tabled the band to focus on other projects. “We have decided to put The Format aside and work on our individual material. This was a tough decision,” says Means.

“We came out of tour last Fall and realized that we all have different aspirations right now. It didn’t feel like the right time to create a new Format album,” adds Ruess.

The duo will continue to operate their label together but it remains to be seen if there will be another release from The Format. “There’s nothing scandalous about this decision,” says Nate, “Sam and I remain extremely close.”

Ruess already has the ball in motion for his first non-Format album, which is expected to be released later this year.
21st-Jan-2008 08:47 pm(no subject)
in the morning and amazing
This just made my otherwise uneventful weekend :):):) Too bad every time I tried to see the Ask Nate section in the previous two weeks it didn't load so it took me that long to see it.

While watching the DVD my dad commented that you looked like a young Mick Jagger (something about the forehead), and my mother agreed and also tossed out something about a resemblance to Marky Mark. Thoughts? Hope you're having a nice holiday season.
asked by Hayley on 12/25/07
i get them both on a weekly basis.
answered by The Format on 1/8/08
in the morning and amazing
Say Anything playing Orlando the first Saturday of my spring break. Sounds perfect, right? Too bad my family is leaving for vacation bright and early that morning. Yeah yeah I was just telling my friend how I'd basically given up on asking to go to concerts during the school year, I'll have plenty of time to see concerts later in my life but I guess since, as I told my mom when she said "Say Anything? What's that?", SA is one of my favorite bands..and they're hitting a Florida city within reasonable driving distance on a weekend which has been pretty rare for bands I like touring lately (either coming during the school week or not at all)...rddfjyghkjndf I'm sick of going camping all week for "vacations".

Edit: So I moped around a bit until my mom said, "Ok What's wrong, you're moping around so obviously you want someone to ask." So I gave the spiel that came to me whlie I was bawling in the shower (bad idea) and now I think I might feel a little guilty for trying to manipulate my parents into this but it's not like they've said yes so I really shouldn't. I probably don't even want to go as much as I thought I did at that moment, considering how little of a reaction I had when I first realized they were playing on a weekend here. But once I found out it was Spring Break...I guess I felt like that was more of a reason to get upset because if my parents didn't insist upon leaving the first day of spring break then it wouldn't be a problem. Except for the whole undertaking of driving two hours out of town, two hours back. And then 4 hours to wherever the hell we're camping.
28th-Dec-2007 07:03 pm - albums of the year
no need to get rowdy
1. jimmy eat world - chase this light
2. say anything - in defense of the genre
3. steel train - trampoline
4. motion city soundtrack - even if it kills me
5. the rocket summer - do you feel
6. fall out boy - infinity on high
7. the starting line - direction
8. dashboard confessional - the shade of poison trees
9. dear and the headlights - small steps heavy hooves
10. limbeck - self titled
11. circa survive - on letting go
12. the honorary title - scream and light up the sky
13. kaiser chiefs - yours truly angry mob
14. cobra starship - ¡viva la cobra!
15. the gay blades - ghosts
25th-Dec-2007 03:38 pm(no subject)
i love when my parents listen to music in the garage because i can hear it perfectly in my room. green day or jimmy buffet, anyone?
the beauty in every inch
i'm not putting this behind a cut; don't ask

might go back ad revise more specifically, but basically i scrolled through itunes and picked out my favorite stuff from this year. a lot of good stuff!

top albums (i.e. stuff i listened to a lot at one point or another)
jimmy eat world - chase this light
the starting line - direction
the rocket summer - do you feel
motion city soundtrack - even if it kills me
relient k - five score and seven years ago
kanye west - graduation
say anything - in defense of the genre
fall out boy - infinity on high
maroon 5 - it won't be soon before long
limbeck - s/t
circa survive - on letting go
yellowcard - paper walls
the honorary title - scream and light up the sky
dashboard confessional - the shade of poison trees
dear and the headlights - small steps, heavy hooves
steel train - trampoline
cobra starship - ¡viva la cobra!
kaiser chiefs - yours truly, angry mob

stuff i heard lots of good things about and really have been meaning to check out but still haven't really given a good listen yet:
the color fred - bend to break
boys night out - s/t
anberlin - cities
coconut records - nighttiming
arctic monkeys - favourite worst nightmare
mika - life in cartoon motion
against me! - new wave
paramore - riot!
wilco - sky blue sky

eps, covers, compilations, comedy, etc.:
the format - b-sides and rarities
dashboard confessional - wiretapes
various - punk goes acoustic 2
michael ian black - i am a wonderful man
the cab - glitz and glamour ep
new found glory - from the screen to your stereo 2
various - the darjeeling limited soundtrack
nightmare of you - bang
forever the sickest kids - television off, party on

top songs (ie songs that get stuck in my head and/or i sing in the shower a lot):
does your cat have a moustache - the format (from 'for the kids 3' compilation)
island - the starting line
this is fucking ecstacy - say anything
i feel weird - steel train
here it goes - jimmy eat world
bang - nightmare of you
it had to be you - motion city soundtrack
NDHN - the gay blades
six feet under the stars - all time low
thrash unreal - against me!
the city's summer - the honorary title
hum hallelujah - fall out boy
these bones - dashboard confessional
the difference between medicine and poison is in the dose - circa survive
i just do - dear and the headlights
so much love - the rocket summer

favorite music video:
this aint a scene - fall out boy
i'm not gonna lie, i loved it when i first saw it and i probably still think it's funny.

best new tv show:
pushing daisies

best returning show that i just got into this year:
how i met your mother

best returning show that i've loved forever:
scrubs (please come back when the writer's strike ends...the last season would be infinitely more painful without a proper close)

best show that ended this year and made me sad (scrubs maybe could fall into this category at the rate this strike is going but i'm not giving up hope):
gilmore girls

favorite movie (not that hard seeing as i saw all of maybe...5):
the darjeeling limited
2nd-Dec-2007 08:40 am - CUT CUT CUT
say anything

So I went through and put anyone whose livejournal I bother to read and more or less anyone who has ocmmented on my journal in the last 6 months or so into a friends filter, and those are the ones who can see the post I just made a few minutes ago. If you can't see it, you're probably about to get removed froms my friends list, just because I'm tired of having this ridicuously long list of friends and communities that I have about 3 filters for just so I can see only the stuff I want to daily.

Most of you guys friended me back when I posted icons here anyway, and if that's all you're interested in then all you need to do is join pixelectric and you're set for the meager amount of stuff I've been posting lately.

So if you aren't one of the people I've already decided to keep, but you really want to stay on my flist for whatever reason to read my posts, drop me a comment and let me know please.
18th-Oct-2007 06:39 pm(no subject)
in the morning and amazing
So two of my LJ friends posted this icon meme thing, and I replied to both of them because I'm impatient and it looked like fun because it's an excuse to talk about myself a little, haha. And I'm narcissistic like that.

1. reply to this post, and i will pick 7 of your icons.
2. then make a post (include the meme info), and talk about the icons i chose.
3. other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. this will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. whoo!

P.S. I'm working on the dorkiest mix ever.

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