Friday, June 27, 2008

The King of Wishful Thinking

One of my favorite band today. The "New Found Glory". A New Found Glory formed in mid-1997 in Coral Springs, Florida. Chad Gilbert, former singer of hardcore punk outfit Shai Hulud became the guitarist, recruiting Jordan Pundik as a singer, Ian Grushka on bass, Steve Klein on guitar and Joe Moreno on drums.

The band’s first release was 1997’s It’s All About the Girls EP on Fiddler Records. Soon after the recording of the EP, Moreno was replaced by current drummer Cyrus Bolooki and the band was picked up by Eulogy Records. They released their debut full-length Nothing Gold Can Stay; the album’s release coupled with a rigorous touring schedule soon earned the band a significant following.

2000 - 2006

Independent label Drive-Thru Records took notice of the band’s growing fanbase and signed them to a deal. In 2000, NFG released an EP of cover songs entitled ‘’From the Screen to Your Stereo’’ in 2000. Drive-Thru’s relationship with MCA Records ensured that the smaller label’s more popular bands would be picked up by the major; subsequently, their self-titled record was released by MCA. Their third studio album, ‘’Sticks and Stones’’, was released in 2002, coinciding with an appearance on the Vans Warped Tour [2].

After a period of relative quiet and a stint on the Honda Civic Tour with Good Charlotte, New Found Glory released ‘’Catalyst’’ in May of 2004. It debuted at number three on the Billboard album chart, selling 146,000 copies in its first week [3] [4].

The heavier sound of the record, according to Gilbert, was due to the comparisons magazines and other media outlets would make between NFG and other bands: “When Sticks and Stones came out and we were doing that Honda Civic Tour, we were getting compared to bands like Simple Plan and Good Charlotte and we were angry with that […] At that point, we were getting compared to more pop bands and we aren’t a pop band.” [1]

After the release and tour in support of Catalyst, the band took an extended break before beginning preproduction for another album in 2005. On June 14, 2006, Gilbert announced to that their fifth album would be titled Coming Home and that it was scheduled to be released on September 19, 2006. He also stated that first single, "It's Not Your Fault" would be released sometime in July 2006.[5]

2007 - Present

From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II, the band's follow up to From the Screen to Your Stereo, was released on September 18, 2007. Unlike the earlier EP, Part II is a full-length album, containing 11 songs plus one bonus track for the Japanese edition and iTunes. The first single from the album was "Kiss Me"[2] and the video can be viewed on MySpaceTV.

The band toured the UK and Ireland (headline show) in early 2008 with Paramore, Kids In Glass Houses and Conditions.

On March 18, 2008, a compilation named Hits was released. Two previously unreleased songs, "Situations" (which had been accessible through their myspace site and their performance at Warped Tour before being released on the CD) and "Constant Static" are also featured on the album.

In April 2008 a compilation from the "Punk Goes..." series, called Punk Goes Crunk, was released, and features New Found Glory covering "Tennessee", originally by Arrested Development. New Found Glory already had another cover song, "Heaven", released on Punk Goes Metal.

The band released, in April 29th, an EP with 6 tracks on Bridge 9 Records containing both new material and covers of classic hardcore punk songs. The EP, entitled Tip of the Iceberg, is currently being sold on CD, 7" and digitally, through the Internet. The CD also comes with an extra disc of the band International Superheroes of Hardcore, named Takin' It Ova!. ISHC, a "side project" of all members of the band, features Gilbert on vocals and Pundik on guitar. ISHC plays hardcore punk in the vein of bands such as Mental, Outbreak & Righteous Jams. The band also recorded an internet-only music video for "Dig My Own Grave" with director Joseph Pattisall.[3]

New Found Glory has announced a UK tour to take place in November. Special guests have been announced as Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong and Crime In Stereo.

Current members

Former members

  • Joe Moreno - Drums (June 1997 - August 1997)

Touring members

Here is one of my favorite song from the Screen to Your Stereo Part II Album.

Can't get enough of New Found Glory?
Further information: New Found Glory Discography and List of New Found Glory songs

Monday, June 23, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

My SEXY name

My friend Marian posted a comment on my friendster account.It was kinda funny but not true. She found this site which is Sexy name decoder that decodes the letters of your name, giving a new meaning to it in a sexy way. If you want to know the sexy meaning of the letters of your name. just click the link below.

Dreamboat Exchanging Necking and Naughty, Intense Stimulation

Get Your Sexy Name

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Time of Your Life

One of my favorites songs of all time. "Good Riddance" (Time of your life) by Greenday from their album Nimrod in 1997. The song was composed by Billy Joe Armstrong after breaking up with his girlfriend who is moving to Ecuador. It was like a farewell song for her girlfriend.

Despite being a break-up song, it is frequently played at ceremonial social occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals and graduations. It is a continual favorite to be played as the last song at a high school prom.

"Good Riddance"
(Time of Your Life)
by: GreenDay

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test and don't ask why.
It's not a question
but a lesson learned in time.

It's something unpredictable but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs and still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelf In good health and good time.

Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial.
For what it's worth, it was worth all the while.

It's something unpredictable but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life. (music break)

It's something unpredictable but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
It's something unpredictable but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hopeless Romantic Guy?

Everyone was wondering specially my friends, why I labeled my self as a "Hopeless Romantic" guy... Well, you see. I actually have no idea my self. Why I labeled my self as a "Hopeless Romantic Guy". lol;

I've researched on the internet for the definition of hopeless romantic. Hoping I can fully understand the meaning of the words. Not that I don't have my own definition of this. It's just I want to know what other peoples definition of this and if my own definition is not to far from their own.

Below is the definition that I found.

"Hopeless romantics believe in love and fairy tales. They dream of roses and candlelight, walking on the beach at sunset, and dancing in the rain. They know that somewhere out there is a knight in shining armour ready to carry them off, or a beautiful princess waiting to be carried off into the sunset. Hopeless romantics believe in true love, and the eternal bliss that comes from being united with one's soulmate is what they crave most.

Hopeless romantics recognize in themselves the ability to love infinitely deeply, and they ache to be loved with the same fervor in return. When a hopeless romantic has someone to lavish their affection on, lavish they do. Hopeless romantics sometimes write love letters full of poetic phrases and send flowers, but mostly they try to find a thousand thoughtful little ways to show their love. They make romance into an art form.

Hopeless romantics wear rose-colored glasses. In their eagerness to find "the one," a hopeless romantic may either be extraordinarily picky or not discerning enough. Hopeless non-romantics think that hopeless romantics are delusional and too intense. Other than the seeming futility in the search for a soulmate, nothing frustrates a hopeless romantic more than a significant other who does not understand the hopeless romantic temperament.

Sometimes, in this cynical world, it seems like the population of hopeless romantics is declining. One has only to look at the number of movies and songs about love that are currently popular to prove otherwise. It may also seem that there are many more hopelessly romantic women than romantic men. This isn't surprising in a culture where a man might get snapped at for opening the door for a woman. Men and women often have different ways of expressing their emotions, and the number of hopelessly romantic men is probably much higher than anyone could tell simply by observation.

Hopeless romantics are the idealists, the sentimental dreamers, the imaginative, and the fanciful. They give the world its once-upon-a-times and happily-ever-afters. Hopeless romantics may have their feet on the ground, but their souls fly somewhere over the rainbow."


What is your own definition of Hopeless Romantic?