Author Archives: James

My Songs Know What YOU Did In The Dark, or, Fall Out Boy’s Return

Remember when everyone hated Fall Out Boy?

And the Good Guy Will Prevail: The Oatmeal vs FunnyJunk

For the uneducated, The Oatmeal is an online webcomic run by Matthew Inman. You may have actually seen his work around the web. He’s got posts ranging from “What Your Email Says About You” to “Six Types of Crappy Hugs”. Inman’s comic and blog have gained notoriety over the web due to word-of-mouth, be it people passing along the links in emails […]

The Best and Worst of The Bamboozle 2012

For the uneducated, The Bamboozle festival has been a festival that takes place every year around the first weekend of May for the last couple years. Headliners have included everyone from No Doubt to Fall Out Boy to Motley Crue, and each year always manages to bring a crowd of freaks, geeks, weirdos, normal people […]

“The Crux” by Hurt (Review)

I’ve been a fan of Hurt since I saw them open for Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace (and yes, that was an awesome concert). I wasn’t entirely sold on their music (not that it was bad, I was just trying to remain objective), but when singer J Loren Wince pulled out a violin […]

Transgender Dysphoria Blues: Tom Gabel and Against Me!

If there’s one band that I’ve consistently liked for a little while, it’s Against Me! After first falling in love with them with their release New Wave, I started looking at their older material. It was around this time that I saw them live and their newest album White Crosses was released. While it was different then their […]

“Anarchy, My Dear” by Say Anything (Review)

I’ve honestly been sitting here all day thinking about how to start this post out, but I’ll just be blunt: …Is A Real Boy by Say Anything is a masterpiece and it’s probably one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s so crazy, but just the right amount of crazy, like the wheels are about to […]

Overload: The Problem with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

I’ve been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise since we first joined Desmond and his buddies from the past Altair (and later Ezio) in the first installment of the game. The game made me feel like I was actually an assassin, stalking my prey until finally striking with might and leaving with speed and […]

Free Time is a Cruel Mistress

Okay. Okay. Okay Goddamn it. I’ve been claiming that I’m going to write another article for this for about three weeks now and only NOW have I had any semblance of time to do so. The one thing I can remember from when I was younger (say, fourteen) is that I didn’t have much to do on the […]

How Young is Too Young to Write a Love Song?

Full disclosure: I’m watching Disney Channel as I type this. I was searching for inspiration on what to write, and it showed up wearing cartoon-mouse ears. Currently playing is some program (of which I don’t know the name) that appears to be attempting to be Saturday Night Live for kids. So, pretty much, a lame […]