Song of the Week #8 : I’m Not A Thief, I’m A Treasure Hunter by A Skylit Drive
Film of the Week #7 : So the oscars are coming up and I’m getting terribly excited. (btw, I think Inglourious Basterds should win, definitly not Avatar, which has some really bad acting in it) Well this year holds the 20th anniversary of one of my most favorite films : Dances With Wolves. Winning Best Picture and Best Director (kevin costner.) The film is probably the best film in the 1990s and serves as Costners best screen performance. If you haven’t watched Dances With Wolves before, the only thing I can say is…you’re missing out. ALOT.
So for the past seveal weeks I have been spending time with this girl and I am happy to say that I am in love. Now love is a very powerful word to say to a person but I come from a family of strong believers of “when you know, you know”. I’ve never loved another human being like this before. I’ve never held a girl in my arms and know that she could be the one I’m meant to be with and share my life with All in all this girl has changed me. For the better. And I don’t feel so alone when she’s around. She’s my lady.
Song of the Week #7 :
7 Weeks by Gym Class Heroes feat. William Beckett.
I recently wrote this for the school newspaper. Happy Belated Birthday Chris Drew.
“Never Shout Never” Questions Love With New Album
By: Cody Thurman
In 2007, a 17-year-old small town kid from Joplin, Missouri started making music under the alias, Never Shout Never. His name was Christofer Drew, and though living in a town most known for its metal and hardcore rock bands, he began writing and playing acoustic/pop music that many would grow to love. With sites like MySpace and Purevolume, Drew raised listeners of his music and slowly grew to success.
Drew’s first attempt at putting his music out was with the four song acoustic extended play album, “The Yippee EP” in 2008, with the insanely catchy and probably best single made so far, “BigCityDreams.” Christofer Drew proved that a teenager could make good, serious music by themselves, without having to sing about such things as a “Party In The U.S.A” or that “there’s gonna be one less lonely girl.” Drew, drawing on inspiration from such 1960’s bands as The Beach Boys and The Beatles, displays the themes of love and peace in many of his songs.
After touring with such acts as Forever The Sickest Kids, The Cab, The Scene Aesthetic, and Hellogoodbye, and many singles made, Never Shout Never recorded another EP, titled “Me and My Uke EP,” containing three songs recorded with Drew’s voice and a ukulele guitar alone.
After getting his music out there and heard, many record labels fought to get Never Shout Never on their label, as they saw success would come from the solo artist. Drew ended the dispute by making his own label “Loveway Records” in association with Warner Bros.
Having an ambition to put out his first full-length in the summer of 2008, Drew instead put out another EP, this time titled simply as “The Summer EP,” with another single success, “Happy.”
After the divorce of his parents in 2009, Drew wrote the song “What Is Love?” that would later go on to be the title of his first full-length album put out last month. “What Is Love?” was one of Alternative Press’ 2010 Most Anticipated Albums. Drew sought out to record the album in London, England at the famous Abbey Roads studio where The Beatles once recorded all of their hits. Produced by Butch Walker, a renown indie-rock producer/musician, the album was delayed to a later release date and only has eight songs on it, unless you buy the three bonus b side tracks. It proved to be fantastic and catchy as most fans expected.
With songs such as “Love Is Our Weapon,” “Sacrilegious,” “California,” and “The Past,” Drew gives listeners raw emotion with an album that seems impossible to have been made by an 18 year old. Only Drew could drop the “F” bomb in a song, “Can’t Stand It,” and still make parents and others enjoy it.
Now 19 as of this month, Drew has a backing band, and has plans to put out more acoustic EP’s sometime in future months. Set to headline the 2010 AP Tour starting this March, fans will be eager to hear songs from “What Is Love?” live and see a more experienced and successful Never Shout Never.
Damn. Never Shout Never is ruling my life. And with the AP tour coming up… it can only get worse, but that’s fine with me.
Song of the Week #6 : Lights by The Summer Set, from the “…In Color EP”
I recently just got into this Arizona band (which in fact, i’m from arizona) and they’re really good. From the heartfelt singing of Brian Dales to badass beats from girl drummer Jess Bowen, this band is getting better, and with their newest album, Love Like This, as well as a spot as opening act on the upcoming AP TOUR, this band is proving to be a great band.
Hm…not much to say about it except that the Saints won and I spent the entire night with a certain someone. A good night, but for a different reason other than football.
It has been a while since I’ve posted something. I’ve been loving the busy life, and it’s not that fun. More posts to come this week.
I want to be a writer. I want to create words that people will enjoy. I want to spend my life at a coffee shop, writing the stories that I make up in my head, and put them on paper. I want to study film. And I want the word “want” to turn into the word “will”. My future is here, and I can’t see myself doing anything else besides writing and film. I have great ambitions and an even greater desire to make my dreams become a reality.
Song of the Week #5 : Little Lovers So Polite by Silversun Pickups.
Carnavas by Silversun Pickups, is probably one of my top 20 favorite albums of the first decade of the 2000’s. I’ve recently been listening to the album a lot, as well as their new album :SWOON. They were nominated for Best New Artist at the grammys this year (though they’ve already made 3 albums, so I don’t know how the hell theyre “new”). Other great songs from Carnavas are “Rusted Wheel” and of course, “Lazy Eye”.