Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Punk Rock Princess

In honor of my major music week, I'm going to share with you what I think will be the highlights of my live musical experience this week/weekend.

Without much futher ado.....I'm ecstatic that I should get to see all of these songs live this week:
Save Me
If Only
Runaway Run
Penny And Me
Lost Without Eachother

Oh wait. That's only Tuesday and Wednesday.

So top picks for must-see songs at Bamboozle:
Misery Business
Crush Crush Crush
I Caught Myself
Punk Rock Princess
I Woke Up In A Car
(not a song...but....) Jackson Rathbone
Mmm Bop
Where's the Love
Sadie Hawkins Dance (in my kachi pants oh oh OH!)
Everything I Ask For
Girls Do What They Want
I Must Be Dreaming
This Is The End
The Way We Talk
The Sweater Song
My Name Is Jonas
Buddy Holly
Say It Ain't So
If You're Wondering If I Want You To
Electric Feel
Time To Pretend
MuteMath's entire set
OK Go's Entire Set

Kinda hopin we get We The Kings as the special guest. Green Day could swing by. As could Muse. All Time Low would be my ultimate wish.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sick Muse

Would this be my blog if I didn't post the new Eclipse trailer?

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in HD

Trailer Park Movies | MySpace Video

My Saturday morning observations:
Dear Summit, If this the final trailer, why is it only 2 minutes long? You gave us nearly 4 minutes before New Moon. Please don't mess up this movie, it's my favorite book. Love, jp

-The Silversun Pickups read my blog, and I just got tix to see them play on the Brooklyn Waterfront.

-Next week is THE WEEK. The HANSON week. No words can contain my excitement. After 13 years of being a 100% full fledged fan, I get to see them play 3 times. And I could finally meet them (Meet and Greet Line @ Bamboozle!!!). What would I even say? What I usually say. I'd smile really dumbly and stumble over all my words. And then they'd look at me funny. Any suggestions?

-Bamboozle. Next Saturday and Sunday. Bring it.

-Its almost May.

-I need some Augustana. So they should do just as the Silversun Pickups did and come play NYC!!!

Happy last weekend of April!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Holiday: Ameican Idiot Review JP Style

When I was little, I always wanted to be in New York because such cool things went on.

When I was in 4th grade and had a random snow day, I went to my friend Kim's house. The "When I Come Around" video came on and she LOVED IT. I could have passed on it.

When I was a senior in high school, I took my friend to the Blink 182 show for her birthday. Green Day happened to be opening. Another friend (Mallory) gave me their greatest hits. Ah, whatever, I loved the greatest hits though.

As a Junior in college, I bought American Idiot after hearing Boulevard of Broken Dreams. I thought it was great and gave the CD to my brother. Today, he's a bigger fan than I. I also took him to the Dallas American Idiot Tour stop a day before I had to start my senior year of college. And promptly declared it the best concert I'd ever seen.

Then I graduated from college and ended up in New York City. My friend Zoe visits and insists we go to a musical. I picked Spring Awakening. It made a musical lover out of me. (My reaction post) So after SA closes, there are rumblings of the director of Spring Awakening teaming up with Green Day to make American Idiot a musical. What?!?! Me=sold.

So it opens in Berkeley, and transfers to Broadway. After a super super crappy week, MTV emails me to tell me I won a contest (what, people actually win these things?!). Well, I got a "special performance" of American Idiot on Broadway. I ask my friend Kira because she always gets me great birthday presents, so I owe her one. I pick my tickets up. They're in the 5th row. Hello!! No more words as to why this a special performance. We settle in. American Idiot begins. And then John Gallagher Jr opens his mouth. He's got a great voice, fun presence, and he's hot as a punk kid. The show is GREAT. While it may not be typical Broadway, it's fun Broadway. Fun story line and great performers. My favorite numbers: Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns. Whatsername has THE BEST voice in the show.

So after the curtain call, they close the curtains and reopen. Everyone of the performers has a guitar and they sing Time of Your Life. Gasp. Sigh. It was SO GOOD.

So then a camera man walks up, and freakin Billie Joe goes by. Then Mike and Tres appear on the stage. And HOLY COW. New York Moment: They pick up instruments and the place EXPLODES. Not just the audience, but the actors are so genuinely stoked they can't stand still either. And they play American Idiot. On a Broadway Stage. 5 rows in front of me. Then the cast wants one more song. So we get BASKETCASE.

And this is why New York rocks. Because I won tickets to a Green Day Broadway musical and Green Day freakin showed up and played.

Now I've got the next few musical events, b/c that was just the first one: Hanson x2, Bamboozle, and an ECLIPSE TRAILER.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thinkin' About Something

Fresh off one of the most stressful experiences I've had in quite a few years, I get a brand new music video from Hanson. And they're dancing. Which has to be one of the most classic things I've ever seen. I mean, it's so good, it's continuing to make me smile. Not to mention I have 12 days til I see them sing my favorite song live for the first time.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Gold, Girls Guns

I got the Metric cd this weekend. A girl sings lead vocals. And I'm OK with that b/c they're awesome!

Anyway, it's April. What does this mean? Time to get excited for Bamboozle! I'm going to overlook all of the not so choice things for two days of awesomeness. I just realized that I totally called Paramore LAST year! (Last year's bamboozle post). Sadly, Metric will not be there. They'll be at Edgefest, which is near and dear to my heart. It's Dallas' alternative radio station's all day music festival. Also appearing there so won't be added to Bamboozle: Flyleaf.

But let's look at who is there: Paramore (obvi), Hanson (the 100% sold, I'm buying tix b/c this band announced), The Maine, Paper Tongues, Bobby Long, Weezer, MGMT, MuteMath, The Polar Bear Club, Matt & Kim, OK Go, Something Corporate, and Motion City Soundtrack just to name a few. Fingers crossed for validity to Muse and We The King rumors. And I'm still holding out hope for All Time Low. I can only hope it's as nice at it was this weekend.

And can I just say, womens basketball is loosing it's appeal. UConn. I can't stand them. I'm a little dissapointed in Baylor for not taking charge and letting them win every basketball game 3 years in a row. Go Stanford. Beat UConn Tuesday. And I'm a Butler supporter now. If we lost to the national champion, I'd feel much less cheated by our Elite 8 exit.