Friday, March 18, 2011

Bush - "Machinehead"

This song is eighth grade for me.
I was the ultimate Bush fan. And that's a major understatement.
My small room was plastered with pictures of the band and Gavin Rossdale himself. I was in love. I was obsessed.

Sixteen Stone is another one of my all time favorite albums. I can still listen to it start to finish and sing you every word. In eighth grade I could listen to it in my head. Every chance I had I was listening to this album.

It was that year that their second album, Razorblade Suitcase, was released. I remember listening to the radio faithfully, waiting to hear a glimpse of their newest single "Swallowed." My heart skipped a couple beats when I heard the DJ announce that it would play "within the next hour." I kept my finger on the "record" button and caught it all on my cassette. It was an exciting day.

I did the same thing with music videos and television appearances. My friends and I compiled a video of all their performances, interviews, awards, TV specials, and videos. We would get together every Friday night, eat snacks, and watch the video.

Bush was the second band I saw in concert - shortly after No Doubt. 4/12/97. At thirteen, I was one of the crazy obsessed fans. I screamed and cried when I heard the opening chords to "Machinehead." {I don't admit that to too many people, but I thought it would give you an idea of how much I loved this band...} That night was a night to remember - seeing my favorite band in person, hearing my favorite songs live, running up to the stage multiple times and being tackled by security, scoring a backstage pass from a sympathetic stranger {only one of us could go back, and my friend was the lucky one. boo}, getting autographed tickets, T-shirts, and more. It was pretty awesome.

I heard this song at the gym the other day and have decided there are few things better than hearing an old favorite song on the radio.
And this is one of the best songs to run to.
Besides being one of the best songs ever...

I couldn't find it on, so I'll just share the video with you.
I love it just as much. Gavin is ever so dreamy... {and possibly one of the most attractive human beings alive}

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Yellowcard - "Only One"

Where in the world has Yellowcard been?
I need more of them in my life.

I love this song. It's one to "scream my lungs out" to. I love it. I need more songs like that in my life. It's good for the soul. And the lungs.

Did you know that Yellowcard has a violinist in their band? Pretty awesome. Naturally, they are one of my favs.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Destiny's Child - "Bootylicious"

This song is on my life soundtrack.
I think it's self explanitory :0)