I Had A Heart.

The new Christmas song by Real Friends is probably the best Christmas song I’ve ever heard! It somehow managed to beat Christmas at 22, Decemberism AND Weak Man Weak Boy (Christmas version), and you know… and all the actual Christmas classics that somehow manage to feel overplayed after one listen.

Slam Dunk 2013:

ANDREW MCMAHON 9.55pm - 10.50pm

THE EARLY NOVEMBER 8.35pm - 9.20pm

THE WONDER YEARS 7.30pm - 8.15pm

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES 7:15pm - 7:25pm (6.55pm - 7.40pm)

ALLISTER 6.25pm - 7.10pm

ACE ENDERS 6pm - 6.30pm

FIREWORKS 5.30pm - 6.05pm

MAN OVERBOARD 4.35pm - 5.10pm

THE STORY SO FAR 3.40pm - 4.15pm

TONIGHT ALIVE 2.50pm - 3.20pm

 

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I have like, no major clashes!!

Slam Dunk 2013

We still have to wait for the stage times to know who we can see exactly, but from the stage splits it looks like I’ll get to see:

Tonight Alive
The Story So Far
Transit / Mallory Knox
Man Overboard
Ace Enders / Allister
The Wonder Years
The Early November
Andrew McMahon

Awesome.

Albums of 2013.

There have been some amazing releases already this year (and some poor ones…) so I thought I’d rank my preferences so far:

1. Paramore - Paramore 9/10 (239 plays)
2. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll 8.5/10 (190 plays)
3. Senses Fail - Renacer 7/10 (88 plays)
4. Mallory Knox - Signals 6.5/10 (179 plays)
5. The Story So Far - What You Don’t See 6/10 (82 plays)
6. Transit - Young New England 4/10 (39 plays)


and then later this year: Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, CIWWAF, Jimmy Eat World, 30STM, Andrew McMahon and Real Friends will be releasing new material too! Hell yeah 2013.

With the final Slam Dunk announcement, this is who I want to see:

All Time Low
Kids In Glass Houses
The Early November
Allister
Mallory Knox
Senses Fail
The Wonder Years
Man Overboard
[spunge]
Fireworks
Transit
The Story So Far
Handguns

Acoustic sets:
Andrew McMahon
William Beckett
Ace Enders
Class of ‘92

The last two years I saw 10 bands each time, which means I won’t be able to see 7 of the bands I’ve just listed. What a downer.

Four weeks left in the project and everyone seems to have gone home for Easter.. I’m pretty much the only person in the studio! Ahh we’ll, MOB will keep me company :D

Four weeks left in the project and everyone seems to have gone home for Easter.. I’m pretty much the only person in the studio! Ahh we’ll, MOB will keep me company :D

I don’t think I updated my own poster after the last announcement, so here it is. I’ve kind of massively gone off FYS since I added them to my poster, so I may remove them next time.
My top 5 ‘have to see’ bands are:
1) The Wonder Years2) The Early November3) Man Overboard4) Andrew McMahon5) Mallory Knox
I’m seeing Senses Fail and Handguns the night before in Newcastle, so unless there is no one else even slightly worth seeing playing when they are, I won’t see them at the festival.

I don’t think I updated my own poster after the last announcement, so here it is. I’ve kind of massively gone off FYS since I added them to my poster, so I may remove them next time.

My top 5 ‘have to see’ bands are:

1) The Wonder Years
2) The Early November
3) Man Overboard
4) Andrew McMahon
5) Mallory Knox

I’m seeing Senses Fail and Handguns the night before in Newcastle, so unless there is no one else even slightly worth seeing playing when they are, I won’t see them at the festival.

I’ve just submitted my entry for Man Overboard’s ‘Build Your Own B-Side’ competition!

I’ve had so much fun working on that track and I’m really pleased with how its turned out! Now we play the waiting game.

We put some Pop Punk on at the party last night..

..to replace the dub step rubbish that had been on before and one of the girls turned to me looking pretty angry and said "you know it’s not 2006 anymore!!"

- what happened in 2006!?

My top albums of 2012.

1. The Early November - The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path (513)

2. The Wonder Years - Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing (457)

3. Balance and Composure - Separation (451)

4. The Story So Far - Under Soil and Dirt (357)

5. Real Friends - Acoustic Songs EP (340)

6. The Early November - In Currents (323)

7. Into It. Over It. - Proper (315)

8. Mixtapes - Maps (293)

9. La Dispute - Wildlife (290)

10. Man Overboard - Real Talk (275)