2009 Link Round-Up, Highlights and Lowlights

Well 2009 is coming to a close so I thought I’d compile some of my note-worthy internet finds of 2009. Not all originated in 2009, but most of the content and news did. Anything that didn’t, I discovered for myself in 2009.

2009 saw a pair of near tragic events in the air this year, neither of which ended with the loss of human life. First in January when a plane piloted by Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger went into the Hudson with 155 people on board. Then on Christmas day when a wanna-be terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, failed to successfully detonate a bomb on an airliner headed to Detroit.

Taking Back Sunday released a new album called New Again. A decent CD, but a typical Taking Back Sunday CD. Nothing groundbreaking or especially catching so overall a disappointment. But a new TBS CD is always a good thing.

The writer of Punk Rock Paint found a good way to deal with packsearchers. (PunkRockPaint.com) (more…)

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Brand New – Daisy – 1st Impressions

Brand New is probably my all-time favorite band. Their only competition if from Taking Back Sunday and their last CD was pretty watered down. When I first heard The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me I wasn’t too blown away. I didn’t even go out and buy the CD. Then I went to their show. It was amazing and I regretted not being more familiar with their new stuff. After that show I listened to Brand New for probably 6 weeks straight. Fast forward a few years and out comes Daisy. (more…)