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  1. Ritalin - Life is Good One thing among many that Clone High had going for it was its outstanding music selection. (This song played behind the opening scene of the show.)
  2. YES! When I got my Region Band Folder and I looked at the fourth movement I was intrigued to say the least. It wasn't really notated as music; hard to describe. I was upset that I was beat out for 1st trombone 1st chair...I didn't get the exposed solo at 4:00... I also missed State Band/Wind Ensemble by 3 spots; they take the top 2 and I was 5th. Fingers crossed for this year!
  3. Daniel Bukvich's "Symphony No. 1 (In Memoriam Dresden)" performed by the 2012 PMEA Region III Concert Band. It is a very interesting piece; probably the most original I have ever played. It tells the story of the fire bombing of Dresden. During the piece, we had to speak in German and other instruments had to do other effects. The fourth movement ent is the firestorm itself and various instruments had to perform different tasks. The low brass played a dissonant chord to sound like the bombers, while others whistled and screamed as the movement went on.
  4. Magic Kids - Superball Perfect summery indie pop. Had it not been for the synthesizers, I would have thought their record came out in the mid 60's, not 2010.
  5. The Shins - Pressed in a Book On vinyl, nonetheless!
  6. I can't seem to recall if I ever posted a photograph of myself... Well they're bound to be out of date anyway. My current Facebook profile picture. I'm leaning against the W of the Wildwoods sign when we were there for indoor percussion championships. Me in the ruins of Pompeii while Mt. Vesuvius ominously looms overhead.
  7. Jukebox the Ghost - "Say When" Expensive tickets to a crowded place Someone who you can't relate to calls your name Fires at the after-party much too late The DJ finished spinning all the songs you hate And the people that you love Are always hating on the people that you love Everyone against each other Each one against the other I'm feeling sick Like the nightmare's never ending I'm sick of all the small-talk If you're sick of pretending You can hear them speaking Just the rhythm of your breeding If you've had enough Say when Say when If you've had enough Say when Dumb horns blasting in the techno break Hiding in the corner by the wedding cake An image of your face distorting on the plate Congratulations on your ugly dinner date And the people that you love Are always hating on the people that you love Everyone against each other Each one against the other I'm feeling sick Like the nightmare's never ending I'm sick of all the small-talk If you're sick of pretending You can hear them speaking Just the speakers overheating If you've had enough Say when Say when If you've had enough Say when Don't say when until you've tried it Don't say 'uncle' unless you don't like it Because every good reason You've had so far for leaving Is just another weakness That brings you closer to me Closer to me Expensive tickets to a crowded place Someone who you can't relate to calls your name Fires at the after-party much too late The DJ finished spinning all the songs you hate Say when
  8. Start Over - Abandoned Pools The closing song of "Clone High," which holds the distinction of being the first TV show that make tears well up in my eyes. For being satire, there were some true emotional moments in the final episodes.
  9. The Format - Oceans "Oh, you've got balls."
  10. Foster the People - Warrant Rather unrelated, but going back and looking at my older posts, I see how obnoxious I was when I first joined...Man I was an idiot...
  11. Quite good and very interesting. Will look more into them. 9/10 Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws
  12. Skuff

    Clone High

    Hey guys! I know it's been a while since I've been on here, but hopefully I can be here to stay for good this time! So, onto the point of this post. Recently, and I'm not to sure how, I discovered the animated television series "Clone High." It only lasted one 13 episode season before going on hiatus. It ran on Teletoon Detour in Canada and MTV in the US. One of the creators is actually the creator of Scrubs, Bill Lawrence. So, the theme song by Abandoned Pools describes the plot pretty directly: Way, way back in the 1980s Secret government employees Dug up famous guys and ladies And made amusing genetic copies Now the clones are sexy teens Now they're gonna make it if they try Loving, learning, sharing, judging A Time to laugh and shiver and cry A Time to watch... Clone High Energetic and engaging Clone High Our angst is entertaining Clone High Our plans are never boring Who am I? Clone High The show revolves around the lives of teenage clones of Abe Lincoln, Gandhi, Joan of Arc, JFK, and Cleopatra, as well as their mad scientist principal Dr. Scudworth and his robot butler/vice principal/dehumidifier Mr. Butlertron (who calls everyone "Wesley.") Other clones make cameos; The clones of Caesar and Van Gogh commonly recur. An interesting part to analyze of this show is how different the Clones' personalities are different from that of their clonefathers/mothers. For example, Abe is very indecisive and easily swayed by peer pressure. So, this show has some great humor surrounding the lives of teenagers and is a parody of the Teen Drama shows of the 1980's. Every episode is a "Very Special Episode" and deals with issues in a humorous way. For example, instead of getting AIDS, someone catches ADD. There are also a lot of historical jokes, as it is a show about famous historical figures. The malt shop where the clones hang out is called "The Grassy Knoll" complete with a flag always at half mast... Episode 9 "Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts" is, as the title implies, a parody of the rock opera. It involves the clones getting high from smoking....raisins. Yes. A lot of the songs remind me of those from Tommy, and a plot point of the episode is similar to that of The Wall. So, why did a show this creative and funny get put on hiatus after 1 season? The show, being mainly Canadian-produced, completed its run before premiering on MTV. (I think...) Somehow, people in India found out Gandhi's portrayal as a party animal, and, slightly understandably, got offended. They demanded MTV pull the show, which had never aired in Asia, or they would go on a hunger strike. So, as their Asian market was currently the fastest growing market, MTV had to listen and pulled the show before the final episodes could be aired, leaving the unresolved cliffhanger the show ends on unknown to US fans. I also have read they shifted the time slot often and aired an episode or two out of order. Shame that such a clever show was cancelled too soon. However, I'm glad it was cancelled before it could get stupid, but another season or two wouldn't be bad. It's not on Netflix, but the DVD is still available on Amazon. All 13 episodes are included. (It's also all over YouTube if you care to preview it) On a slightly unrelated note, I plan on dressing up as Clone Abe for Halloween...
  13. Jukebox the Ghost's third album "Safe Travels" dropped on the 12th of June and I've been enjoying it since; a great slice of indie pop. However, the record is a bit of a departure from their previous efforts in a way. The outstanding songwriting from Ben Thornewill and Tommy Siegel is still there , but the record seems more poppy and slightly overproduced in comparison to their first two, "Let Live and Let Ghosts" and "Everything Under the Sun." Some of the quirk is gone, but not completely. Still a great record and worth picking up.
  14. I'm 16 and I pay for quite a majority of my music, as in purchasing physical copies of the albums, preferably on vinyl. I use Spotify and Pandora, but only to sample music that I will eventually buy and discover new music that I will later buy. To be honest, reading this article made me sick. But, I guess that's just me preferring to physically hold something I purchased. I will download occasionally, but I normally plan to later buy it on vinyl if I truly love it. I'm actually hoping to get a job soon to buy more music and further support the artists I love!
  15. ^ I know, it's been forever. I seem to forget about this website whenever I need to switch computers for one reason or another due to viruses and crap, and then I rediscover it. Of Monsters and Men - King and Lionheart Taking over this town, they should worry, but these problem aside I think I taught you well. That we won’t run, and we won’t run, and we won’t run. That we won’t run, and we won’t run, and we won’t run. And in the winter night sky ships are sailing, looking down on these bright blue city lights. And they won’t wait, and they won’t wait, and they won’t wait. We’re here to stay, we’re here to stay, we’re here to stay. Howling ghost they reappear in mountains that are stacked with fear but you’re a king and I’m a lionheart. A lionheart. His crown lid up the way as we moved slowly pass the wondering eyes of the ones that were left behind. Though far away, though far away, though far away we’re still the same, we’re still the same, we’re still the same. Howling ghost they reappear in mountains that are stacked with fear but you’re a king and I’m a lionheart. And in the sea that’s painted black, creatures lurk below the deck but you’re a king and I’m a lionheart. And as the world comes to an end I’ll be here to hold your hand cause you’re my king and I’m your lionheart. A lionheart.
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