Thursday, February 16, 2006

Actually it was meant to be this one. Same band, same album though.

59 comments:

AlainaKayoss said...

Thanks so much for the music Jade! I've been looking for something good to listen to....and I love Bright Eyes!!! You have great taste in music.
<3Kayoss

Girls Don't Cry said...

*le gasp* Bright Eyes! Thank you much, Mr. Jade.

Today my friend saw my AFI shirt and said something along the lines of "Oh, them, they're sell-outs. They should have stayed hardcore." But she doesn't realize that AFI never really changed. Yes, the music is influenced and sounds different, but AFI is and always will be AFI. My friend doesn't think of music in the way that I do. She doesn't listen to the words or search for meanings. She's into music for the fashion. So I found it ironic that she'd call AFI sell-outs...

Anyway, you'll always be the greatest band in my book.

-Crystal

Melanie said...

Nice. Thanks!

IAMSPARTACUS [DF] said...

No, he doesnt... Who is he? Anyways awsome as usual. How was your Valentines Day?<3

ThisCelluloidDreamer said...

Hey hope you are your kewl self, loving the music as ever, hope it is sunny and bright where you are, cause in England it's raining and horrible! xx

A Girl with Broken Dreams said...

Pretty...pretty..pretty... I just tried to type a slash instead of a period, wtf? anyway, thank you for the music!!

A Girl with Broken Dreams said...

Yes, I'm taking your seventh-ish (can't remember) comment too, because I just have to say that this is really weird to listen to while reading John Keats' poems and thinking about explicating them. "then on the shore/ of the wide world I stand alone, and think/ Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink." huzza for lit class! anywayz, um, thnx again para la musica!

veiled_static said...

Great to hear from you, again! Not sure what I think of the song yet, usually takes me a second listen to make a valid decision. Love the eclectic instruments, though that may be typical of him- not familiar with his stuff at all.


Caroline

Bandito said...

I didn't see that it was a song link at first, so I thought you were just asking people that...which would be creepy. The song however is not creepy, much thanks for the lovely song.

l e a h said...

I LOVE THIS SONG

i love bright eyes soooo much but not as much as you guys but still soooo much

Escondite Ingl├Ęs said...

I was never really a big fan of Bright Eyes.

But this is a purtyy good song. :]

IAMSPARTACUS [DF] said...

To follow up on what Dreams Sans Respite said if I may, I hate how people use the term sellout these days. In order to stay fresh and not fall apart, a band has to evolve musically. If it so happens that more people like the style the evolve into, thats not the band's fault and certainly does not make them sellouts in any way. If AFI were to sell out, theyd have had Girls not Grey in a Macdonalds commercial or some shit like that. Keep it up AFI. <3

A Girl with Broken Dreams said...

I second iamsparticus

Jennifer said...

Kiitos. You and Bright Eyes are so much fun.

a hopeless insomniac said...

Slow is definitely the new fast.

Miss Murderess said...

Nice song. Just for the record: being sick sucks. I've felt like crap all day, fell asleep in maths class and pucked 8 times...

I hope you are better than I am Jade. No funny anecdotes in the photoshoots yet?

Girls Don't Cry said...

"Keep it up AFI."

Cheers!

DuermeDespierta said...

kik<33 yay I love those tunes awesomeness..

_I am Todd and I want your Pants_

danslabulle said...

Bright Eyes? Very nice. Hope all is well <3

A Girl with Broken Dreams said...

haha, I love you Jade

Melanie said...

Well...this one's good too.

Bowlingcade? said...

I love hearing from you.

Frin said...

My Daddy took me to see them (Bright Eyes) live in Sydney. It was a good show. =)
Thanks for sharing Jade. Your taste in music is lovely, as always.
Frin

Sonorous said...

Ah, the Calendar Hung Itself-- my favourite Bright Eyes song. Good one.

I'm curious, do you like Stars? Set Yourself On Fire is such a good album.

rockstar's girl! said...

Oo i see...good music as always
♥ emma

XxEvilxNinjaxX said...

Thanks Jade...

a hopeless insomniac said...

'The Calendar Hung Itself' is better - great lyrics.


(Makes sense why I couldn't determine the connection between eyelids and the first song. I thought it was just me).

shanagdi said...

It reminds me of something else.

How appropriate a song for this week.

Thanks again. I enjoyed it, though it made me a little sad.

IAMSPARTACUS [DF] said...

Good song. Thanks Jade yousa a god. <3

Bandito said...

Hm, I think I like this song better than the other one, the lyrics are super keen-o. You know what's interesting? The fact that I came here twice in one day to notice that you changed the song. You are just that fascinating, honestly. Anyhow, have super day, or night rather, since it is now 10:00, 10:04 to be exact.

xFreedomBulletx said...

yay!! I'm just happy I can listen to this music...other songs don't wanna download for me and when I go to the rapid share page they say "free" but they always try to sell me something or sign me up for the military, what the hell! After listening to this song I wanna listen to the Spin Doctors: how could you want him?(when you know you could have me) good stuff

kat said...

Dang, I already have this one. My sister is a Bright Eyes megafan. Good song though.

emi said...

Oh Jade, why won't radipshare ever work for me? :(

Michelle said...

connor obersstttt♥

Mel said...

:**

her face is so illogical said...

Cheeeeers Jade x

It's like Christmas, every day.

<3 Sam

In Shadows Growing Wings said...

Thanks man!

Rock on! \m/

agent sometimes said...

Ah. Yay for angst =)

Haija said...

I am in love with Bright Eyes. I love this song and my sister had this cd. But sadly it got smashed on accident last year. Thanks for the bitchin' music!

Anonymous said...

Shame on you, I was anticipating some cool new music, and I already know this song! XD

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l e a h said...

super-duper

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you might put the guitar part up again. I just found the site and I would love to hear it. If anyone else has it, would they do it instead?

- paperbag said...

:)
keep rockin!

Desert Queen said...

This was the first song I heard by Bright Eyes, and still my favorite. Thanks for posting it, I lost it a while ago. Love ya. <3

Cone Hat said...

Man. It sucks that these songs never work for me. But I just download them, knowing what the song actually is based on the comments and stuff(well, generally that works.)
Bright Eyes? Yeah. Good Stuff. Hwoever, do you not find that Conor sounds like a lamb?(--no offense or whatnot) Also, notice that Saddle Creek has a number of bands signed to them that are frigging good. Like The Faint, to name my favorite. Holy hell.
Ho-Hum-Pig's-Bum,
Cone Hat.

volare said...

heh. sorry to be the downer today bro.

apropos of absolutely nothing..
RIP Alpo...
did you guys ever get to hear the Real Kids? or were they too east coast for you leftsiders?
(...i jest.)

I had a lot of respect for him, in that once he went straight he made the choice to help others get there too; that took some serious balls and a good heart.

here's his obit from the Boston Glob(e). man. The Rat's gone, Alpo's gone. End of a fucking era...

By Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff | February 17, 2006

As the bass player for the Real Kids, one of Boston's seminal punk rock bands, Allen Paulino brought an unusually sophisticated ear and musical approach to a genre known for the raw feel of three-chord songs played in a breathtaking celebration of youth and defiance.

His favorite musician was Brian Wilson, creator of the Beach Boys' textured harmonies -- not an obvious model for a punk rocker. And he brought a euphoric energy to performances, as if he could make up for what he lacked in height by bouncing about and ripping through bass lines in midair.

''He was small in stature, but larger than life on stage," said John Felice, the lead singer and songwriter for the Real Kids. ''That was his trademark -- along with his playing."

Mr. Paulino, who was 50, died Feb. 7 at his home in Falmouth. His brother, Conrad of Danvers, said he was awaiting the results of medical tests to determine the cause of death.

While his death shook fans who filled Boston clubs such as The Rat in Kenmore Square in the 1970s and '80s, Mr. Paulino's legacy of touching lives is twofold. After giving up drugs and alcohol a dozen years ago, the musician, known as Alpo, became a substance abuse counselor on Cape Cod, saving people through intervention much as he had earlier through rock 'n' roll.

His brother said he has been called by grieving fans and by former addicts who attribute their survival to Mr. Paulino's gifts as a counselor.

''So many people are clean today because they had Allen as a counselor," said his former wife, Ann of Plymouth, whom Mr. Paulino visited days before he died.

Because of the Real Kids' lasting popularity, news of his death spread quickly in clubs and on websites, where postings recorded an outpouring of sadness tinged with reflection.

''It just makes you so aware of your own mortality on a personal level," said Linda Cardinal, who as Miss Lyn operates bostongroupienews.com, a website devoted to Boston's club music scene. ''It makes us remember what we used to be and where we came from. Their songs were like anthems. I get chills now just thinking about it."

Mr. Paulino grew up in Beverly, where he began playing with garage bands in the Ryal Side part of the city. He also was adept at hockey and golf. His musical tastes ranged widely, but he was drawn to Boston's club scene, where he fell in with Felice, the Real Kids' songwriter.

''He passed away 30 years to the day from when we first met," Felice said. ''We had no illusions of grandeur. We didn't think we were going to change the world, but we wanted to do our part to make sure rock 'n' roll still had a voice."

Practicing daily and playing gigs that ran to four sets, the band was often on the road, playing venues from Kenmore Square to CBGB in New York City to Europe, where the Real Kids achieved more popularity than in the United States. Lasting success, though, fell prey to common pitfalls of rock music.

''Part of the reason why this band never made a real strong push to a national level is because we had a lot of problems with drugs and alcohol," Felice said.

Mr. Paulino, who had a reputation for being angry, suffered more -- and was more insufferable -- after his mother died in 1979. He spoke about his substance abuse in a 2003 interview with bostongroupienews.com.

''I spent a lot of time using drugs and alcohol," he said. ''I am an addict. . . . Addiction consumes you. It controls your life and that had a lot to do with the choices that I made and the places that it took me."

Some of those new directions included playing in other bands like the Nervous Eaters, moving to the South Shore, and getting a nonmusic job. Along the way, Mr. Paulino was married a few times.

''Four that we know of," his brother said. ''He was quite the ladies' man."

A turning point came in the early 1990s -- everybody's memory is too hazy for precision. Mr. Paulino was driving a hatchback carrying heavy equipment for his job working on floors. Inebriated, he struck a tree and was seriously injured. Equipment flew forward, severing some fingers and part of his right hand.

''My theory on this is that God was saying to me, 'Hey, knock it off,' " he said in the 2003 interview.

He didn't listen immediately, but eventually went through rehabilitation programs and became a counselor. And the ladies' man matured into a devoted father.

In a tribute posted on rock websites, his stepdaughter, Jessica Govoni of Oakland, wrote that he was ''my father in the truest sense of the word. Allen loved me as his daughter. And I loved him as the father I needed."

Friends often sensed a sadness during his years of sobriety, but they said he largely set his anger aside, becoming an intent and generous listener. He gladly shared his passion for music and for writers such as Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, and Charles Bukowski. And he was playing again -- with the Nervous Eaters a couple of years ago, and more recently with former in-laws.

Near the end, ''I told my kids he looked good and everything, but inside, he was probably a hundred years old," his brother said. ''But I was proud of his music, proud that he got straight, proud that he became a counselor."

In addition to his brother, Mr. Paulino leaves his father and stepmother, Leo and Shirley of Peabody; three stepbrothers, Kevin, William, and Albert, all of Peabody; and a stepsister, Lynne of Danvers.

A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in North Beverly Cemetery.
© Copyright 2006 Globe Newspaper Company

ShellEy said...

Yay, the link worked this time :]

I used to know this guy named Ryan who says that Conor Oberst is the only man he'd marry. Right...ANYWAY.

I loOoOove the new pic on Myspace!

girlisgrey said...

dude, the new pic on myspace = the sex.

amazing.

A Girl with Broken Dreams said...

I love the new myspace pic...It's now my background...I'm psyched...

Glass said...

Man, I fucking love you so much! The new myspace picture is the best thing I've seen all day!

You should totally put up all the pictures from that photoshoot!!!

<3

- paperbag said...

The new pic is great...
I like you sooo much..
But Adam is gorgeous... Awesome!
OMG, i'm soooo happy!
x.x

Anonymous said...

You should really tell everyone that "Stark Misery" on AIM isn't actually you.
A lot of people have been fooled.
Please, PLEASE tell them it's a fake.
I am BEGGING you. It just annoys the freaking CRAP out of me how many people believe that no-proof fake.

said...

OH Jade! Bright Eyes. This song totally reminds me of how my friend Sun B. is tripping all for this guy Dallas. Emo boy. Hehe. Cute. <3

Mel said...

All I can say is that I'm happy... more than that... TO AMANDO!

Great pic ;**

Nixx said...

Hey, you. I didn't know you were a fan of Bright Eyes; that's awesome :). I really like your taste in music.

shanagdi said...

I've been listening to this song repeatedly for several days & I really like it. I miss having friends who introduce me to different types of music.

Boys who share music win.

I am a Pirate, arrghh said...

=D i love this song.

you rock.
<3

Nish said...

it didn't work again