I love music ^_^. But before I list my favorite bands, let us begin with an inspirational quote from Hawthorne
Heights. This was from around March 2006, when one of their songs was competing with Ne-Yo for the #1 spot. Enjoy.
"As for Ne-Yo, the name of the game is to decrease the chances of a sale here. If you were to
pick up handful of Ne-Yo CDs, as if you were about to buy them, but then changed your mind and didn't bother to put them back
in the same place, that would work. Even though this record will be heavily stocked and you might not be able to move all
the stock, just relocating a handful creates issues: Even though the store will appear to be out of stock, the computer will
see it as in stock and not re-order the title once it sells down and then Ne-Yo will lose a few sales later in the week."
My favorite Music Videos Ever:
Silver and Cold - AFI
The music video begins with shots of Prague, where the video was filmed. As the
guitar begins we see Davey looking sorrowful somewhere outside, while the other band members are drinking coffee and generally
having a good time in a cafe. A shot of a medium-sized splash (if you pay attention later you'll recognize the splash as the
one made by Davey's watch) coincides with Adam dropping a sugarcube into his coffee. In the background, Jade is on the phone
with someone and looks concerned. Shots of Davey singing are spaced between shots of the cafe, with Hunter and Adam becoming
increasingly aware of Jade's distress until Jade informs them of something important (the actual dialogue is disputed). The
three race out of the cafe, leaving the phone off the hook and hanging by its cord, possibly to stall for time.
Now outside, Adam, Hunter, and Jade are seen running, as Davey takes off his jacket.
A flashback scene is shown, in which Davey enters a phonebooth and is speaking on the phone with Jade; the call from the cafe.
Davey looks toward the nearby bridge and the present is shown: Davey stands on the edge of the bridge looking down at the
water. Although implied by the scenery and Jade's concern in the cafe, this is the first scene that actually suggests that
Davey is planning to jump.
Hunter and Jade run past a car, but Adam stops in his tracks and then commandeers
it. The three get in and speed off, with Adam driving. As the car races down alleys and careens around corners Davey is shown
on the bridge, apparently contemplating his suicide. He removes his watch, possibly a symbol for time, and drops it into the
water far below. A ring, possibly a symbol for relationships or worldly commitments, soon follows. Soon thereafter a larger
splash is seen that could not possibly be anything other than Davey himself, though whether this is an actual event or simply
imagined or desired by Davey is up to debate.
Adam's driving becomes increasingly more reckless as they speed toward their destination,
and as they near we see a truck cross the bridge at a somewhat high speed. We switch to the three's point of view and see
that Davey is visible standing at the edge of the bridge and Jade points towards him. Adam turns but notices the speeding
truck too late and crashes head-on into it, resulting in a rather large explosion that presumably kills all involved. A chilling
shot is seen of Davey's face, eyes downcast, the crash explosion in the background. As the fireball balloons upward Davey
looks directly into the camera, almost knowingly, as he turns and steps off the bridge back onto the safety of the street.
Seemingly unaware of the crash behind him or the occupants thereof, as worried onlookers rush toward the scene, Davey simply
pulls on his jacket, his arm passing through a worried onlooker, and walks away.
Love Like Winter - AFI
The video starts by showing the band in a snowy forest setting. They slowly walk
through the dark forest, slowly stumbling and growing further apart, implying they grow apart from each other. As guitarist
Jade Puget stumbles, lead singer Davey Havok wakes up in a small mound of snow. A cloaked woman appears, seeming to have some
kind of relationship with Havok. Through the video, Havok follows the hooded woman into what appears to be a snowy clearing
in the forest. It ends with the cloaked woman taking off her hood, revealing eyes which are black and unfriendly, literally
blowing Havok away. Then he falls through the ice into a lake. He tries to escape, but the water above refreezes, sealing
him underwater. He then mouths words. Havok is drowning when the woman appears underwater and grabs him, turns him around,
and holds him. The video then shows Havok from an overhead angle and he is sinking. Although many say that the woman is then
gone, this is just a trick of the camera angle. The woman, who is in fact "The beautiful embodiment of hopelessness" according
to Havok, is still there, her face opposite Havok's.
In case you care, I copied all that crap from wikipedia. But those videos are just awesome.
AFI makes that best vids. ^_^
My favorite artists / bands: Evanescence, Chevelle, System of a Down. Those are my three faves in the whole world. Some
of my other fave bands / artists / rappers are My Chemical Romance, Blue October, Hinder, Daughtry, Nightwish, AFI, Acceptance,
Akon, 50 Cent, Tupac, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Eminem, Dangerdoom, Sean Paul, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Pitbull (those are my
fave rappers). Uh...Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, The Used, Thousand Foot Krutch, Staind,
Wolfmother, Stone Sour, Bullet for My Valentine, Audioslave / Soundgarden (I'm a Chris Cornell fan), Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Ok Go, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Senses Fail, The Dropkick Murphys, Seasons of the Wolf, W.A.S.P., MNemic, Rise Against,
Coalesce, Saliva, Rage Against the Machine, Damien Storm, Panic! At the Disco, Deftones, Papa Roach, The Distillers,
Death By Stereo, Mastodon, New Found Glory, Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, Snow Patrol, Nelly Furtado, Cascada, Cherish, Linkin
Park, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Green Day, Disturbed, Geoff Byrd, Son of Sam, Simple Plan, Incubus, Fall Out Boy,
Franz Ferdinand, Default, Trivium, Death Cab for Cutie, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Metallica, Crossfade, Slayer,
Creed, Bush, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, Funeral for a Friend, Mastodon, Coldplay, The Fray, Augustana, Better
Than Ezra, Korn, Betrayer. *Takes a breath* Wow that was long.
Notes about some bands - Evanescence: Amy Lee is my total idol. Enough said.
Chevelle: A less famous band than Evanescence, but Peter Chevelle has one of the best male voices I've heard in a while.
And they're not crazy screaming metal (even though i like that too ^_^;). Right now I am on a solo campaign completely unknown
to the band (They don't know i exist of course) to get them back into their rightful famous place! So everyone buy Chevelle
stuff before the band sues me for campaigning them without their permission!
System of a Down: Hmm...what can I say about them? You sorta have to listen to S.O.A.D. to get their real...well, feel.
They're kinda crazy, but their songs are funny and make u wanna commit suicide at the same time! :)
My Chemical Romance: Gerard definitely has a...unique voice. Definitely different. And their sound is awesome.
Nightwish: Okay, why did they fire Tarja Turunen? She was the heart and soul of the entire band! ...Anyways, I reccomend
their older, 2003 CD "Century Child". But only if you like epic death metal with opera vocals. It's really different, but
it's totally something to check out. I can't stand opera, but these guys make it awesome. too bad they fired the lead singer
earlier this year.
AFI: Four words- Davey Havok is HOT. *Me digs emo boys ^_^*
As I Lay Dying: Crappy, demon-possessed sounding version of Atreyu.
Atreyu: Awesome, demon-possessed sounding version of As I Lay Dying. (Only much, much, much *says much a lot more* better.)
Shinedown: Brent Smith's voice is so cool; he sounds like a hard-rock Nickelback. And they don't just scream. I really
find their music refreshing.
Avenged Sevenfold: I don't think there's a single goth out there who doesn't like Avenged Sevenfold.
Senses Fail: Poor guy, according to his music (if the lyrics are true), he's on a lotta pills. But, whatever works, cause their
music is great.
Seasons of the Wolf / W.A.S.P.: I don't know about Seasons of the Wolf because I downloaded their song for free and it
doesn't give a CD name, but I reccomend buying a W.A.S.P. Cd even though they're not too famous. My favorite song by them
(only song I know by them XD) is Shadow Man, and the lead singer, Blackie Lawless, has vocal talent to spare.
Rise Against: The other band that I am promoting besides Chevelle. Their CD, The Sufferer and the Witness, is awesome. I
love every song on it. Actually, I wore down the grooves on the disc from playing it so much. I like the songs "Injection"
and "Ready to Fall".
Saliva: Awesome classic metal sound. Check out their new Cd, it just came out. (Tell me how it sounds, cuz I'm too poor
to buy it. *Pouts*)
Rage Against the Machine: Okay, I know they're old and they retired in like 2000, but I still listen to their Cds. I've
been a fan since around 1997.
Linkin Park: Just love 'em.
Keith Urban (not a band, but who cares): Probably one of the hottest country singers around. I love his song (from around
04 i think) called 'Days Go By'.
Geoff Byrd: Well, so far I haven't been sued for the other two, so now I'm gonna campaign this guy! I love his song "Before
Kings". He is a country singer, too.
Fall Out Boy: Pete Wentz. Emo. Hot. (I was in a CD store with my brother once, and they had a little sign with Fall Out
Boy on it. I started drooling over Pete, and my brother went over and ripped him off the sign and gave him to me.
To this day, I keep him in my purse. ^^)
Creed: Love the guy's voice. They're somewhat more mellow, though.
Oh, hey I missed some.
Thousand Foot Krutch: Why are they considered Christian rock? I don't hear any religion in any of their songs. Oh well.
I recommend the 2003 CD 'Phenomenon'. I love every song on there. My favorite, though? Aw, that's hard. I'd have to say...um...Break
The Used: The guy (Bert McCracken) sounds like Rock Lee from Naruto. Isn't that cool? ^_^ Anyways, they're awesome.
Staind: The vocals are amazing. I love the songs "For You" and "Suffer" which are on both "Break the Cycle" (2001?) and
their Greatest Hits album. They alternate between metal and mellow rock, though, and that's kinda odd. But I still love em.