won't you let me walk you home from school

Sno Kones, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

I skipped out on We're All Broken at the Court Tavern for a carnival in Bucks County, PA. Sorry guys, catch you next time.

can't keep up with what I got

There are many bands and many, many shows that I want to talk to you about, including but not limited to: The Appreciation Post, Fall Out Boy, The Gaslight Anthem, and Steel Train.

But as I do not have the time at present, I give you this video of The Hush Sound covering The Beatles:

it's a grand old party but it's not for me

The Hush Sound perform a new song entitled, "We Believe in Barack Obama" at the Philly date of the Dance Across the Country tour.

As if I needed more reasons to love this band.

the story so far

It's that time again. Time to play the viral marketing game. Last time it was Panic at the Disco and The Hush Sound and this time, well, likely suspects are Fall Out Boy and...Copeland?

I began following these developments when Decaydance posted a myspace bulletin saying that their website had been hacked. The "hack" turned out to be a page of ascii art of the front of their site. Credit for the hack had been taken by "Citizens For Our Betterment," whose website appeared to be something vaguely political.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz was photographed holding a flyer for the organization and their were rumors of Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco having the web address on his guitar which spurred on the connection to Fall Out Boy and/or FBR/Decaydance.

Last night Absolute Punk posted a news article saying that the Citizens For Our Betterment site had been updated. As it turns out, it was in fact a different website, the address for which was All links from the new site led to which led visitors to a flash maze, the conclusion of which was, the only thing on this site was a polaroid and a date, October 14th. Then the clues started piling up and it looked more and more like You Are My Sunshine was a new Copeland record and that the two separate sites had nothing to do with one another.

An then, as always, Pete Wentz happened. The newest update on his Meelikey blog was posted today and contains the above photo of Wentz, the text underneath simply reads "they said it you run right back to the start." And finally, Absolute Punk posted another news article this afternoon, entitled For Our Betterment, alerting Fall Out Boy fans that they should make sure to watch FNMTV this friday.

The most popular reigning theory among the posters seems to be that FOB is going to once again try for their seven continent world record and they are taking Copeland with them. Whatever the outcome, this certainly has been interesting to watch unfold.

(A more indepth overview can be found here, thanks to imtimwhoareyou from

coming through on grandmama's radio

The Gaslight Anthem's new album, The '59 Sound comes out tomorrow and I really cannot recommend it enough. I attended their cd release show at the Knitting Factory last Saturday and they were even more amazing than I remember them being when I first saw them back in February.

The '59 Sound is more of everything I love about this band: Springsteen influenced punk with a healthy dose of soul and blues. I cannot get enough of Brian Fallon's voice, when talking to the crowd he sounds like any dude from 2008, but once he starts singing it's like you're listening to someone who grew up in the 40's, I don't know how he does it, but I'm glad. Listening to this album makes me want to jump into a Cadillac and play this album as loud as I can while driving down back roads on a summer night.

I'm not sure if any of that made sense to anyone but me, but I'd like to leave you with a quote from one of my favorites in the music industry, which sums up my feelings on this band better than I ever could:

"Go see them live when they come to your town. It's like church. Or a revival. A revival of what music is supposed to feel like. Meet me by the river's edge and we'll enjoy it together." - Steven Smith, SURS

you stole my breath

Sean Van Vleet, originally uploaded by falsestartjunkyard.

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