Yes! My flights are officially booked to the U.S. :D
laverne cox poses with a fan, oitnb mexico premiere july 17, 2014
"poses with a fan" hahaha shit is this funny.
"No Aaron! Don’t do that, it’s a bad idea."
'Silence rational side, I'll make this stupid decision because it's what I want, not what I need.'
I’m officially up to date on Orange Is the New Black. It begins at a rocky start, but I got into it by episode 5. Season 1 got really good, but season 2 is what truly sealed the deal for me though. It’s reached the potential at finally making every character important, really fleshing out a lot of the back stories for these women…a rarity in modern television nowadays, dominated by male anti-heroes. Plus I like the fact that the humour does help to ease you into the serious subject matter involved.
ps The lack of Alex Vause in season 2 really didn’t bother me…I mean, yeah she’s a better character than Larry or Piper, and overall, a great character in general. But I think it helped provide room and space for the other characters to grow etc., especially since it’s shifting away from being “The Piper Chapman Show”.
There are those of us who harken back to that golden age of indie rock, swathing the 80s and 90s in anthemic, gritty, reverbing soundscapes. Those who were around to bask in it love to reminisce, whilst those who were too young or non-existent fantasize. It is 2014; many are retracing the roots of college rock for reignited inspirations. Charlotte, North Carolina trio Late Bloomer happen to be one of those bands. Their sophomore album, ‘Things Change’, is a bold record, burning with the same fire as the heroes who forged their musical souls.
For what it’s worth, Late Bloomer aren’t exactly breaking new ground, but they do a mighty fine job of the style they play. Shoegaze ambiance, reverberated tones, raw yells and proto-grunge grooves, all wrapped up in a neatly furnished package. ‘Backpatches’ exemplifies this eclectic bubbling pot; it twists and turns in rumbling bass and guitar plus crashing drums, swimming effortlessly in a quiet to loud shift. The trio utilise this classic dynamic, as perfected by Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies, to convey emotions that are both endearing and aggressive. The title track puts the dynamic to further good use as it stomps in gritty thudding grunge punk in the chorus, bridged by the tender, mellow ambient breathers in between.
My review for Already Heard this week is on Things Change, the second LP by North Carolina indie punks Late Bloomer. A solidly enjoyable record for a band; it shows the potential they have to create something spectacular in future.
FFO: Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr., Pity Sex, Sonic Youth