Weekendcore: The Story So Far – “Empty Space”


Sometimes I am reminded by my fiancée that I can even enjoy the simplicity of using my iPhone’s Bluetooth to listen to music in the car.  This week that happened, and I rocked a bunch of The Story So Far (which led to JOKES YO).  That said, let’s rock ’em here too for “Weekendcore” shall we?

“Empty Space” is off 2013’s What You Don’t See, TSSF’s sophomore album.  The first verse kicks in a bar earlier than you’d think it would, and a simple bridge actually intercepts what would be the second chorus; it’s only after that and yet another verse that the chorus comes back.  Tricky tricky.  The song name-drops the album title, and is probably my favourite offering on it.

The Story So Far are working on the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled, which followed What You Don’t See.  That’ll surely be awesome, and provide singles and non-singles that fill a pop-punk-loving heart as much as “Empty Space”.

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Some slightly envious thoughts for Go Skateboarding Day


This is supposed to be me as the logo character.  How about that fresh (?) spoofing?

Today is June 21st, aka Go Skateboarding Day.  It’s marked around the world to celebrate the sport/activity, and couples nicely with some of the music we hold dearest.  TPS is all about the culture too, and in this case your old pal Kevin is all about the jealous longing.

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Weekendcore: Yellowcard – “Life of a Salesman”


Happy Father’s Day to all of TPS’ dad readers!  It’s surprisingly hard to find positive songs about dads in our world.  I was thinking about “Father of Mine” and all those, and having trouble sifting through the negative.  Finally, though, Yellowcard came through in the clutch.

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Scenematography: Mauves – “Eh Fille”


I literally was just saying we need more French rock up in this blizog, so this makes a lot of sense.  (It’s almost as if I can choose what we talk about!!)  Quebec City indie rockers Mauves have released a new video, so whooooaaaa desired content!

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Mashup Thoughts: Wednesday, June 14th


In the midst of a musical book

I just started reading The Art of Asking, the 2014 memoir of Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer.  It details her use of crowdfunding and other ways she’s just asked for help over the years, and it’s pretty interesting.  Once I’m done perhaps it’ll be reviewed right here, much like Scott Weiland’s autobiography.

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Weekendcore: Mix compilations


KB Music in the bottom-right corner!  Teenage me gave my mixes a label don’tcha know.

These days, if people aren’t listening to the radio or proper CDs in their vehicle they’re likely playing music off their phone.  After heading out of town this weekend and listening in that fashion, I got to thinking about how you never hear of the old tried-and-true illegal way people used to put random songs together anymore.

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Liner Notes: Wednesday, June 7th


Allie & Ivy has released new single “MONEY”, a sarcastic ode to today’s materialistic society.  You can even grab it via the handy iTunes box on the right-hand side of the page because TP$. *wink and gun*

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Rodney Bingenheimer ROQs


Dude loves him some Canter’s.

Sunday night was the end of an era in the world of alternative music.  Rodney Bingenheimer did his final show on legendary Los Angeles radio station KROQ, which has that status in large part due to him.  I didn’t even realize that was gonna be the case until after the fact, but it’s one that certainly deserves a post.

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Weekendcore: Alice Stops Time – “Heaven or Hollywood”


When I first moved to the Maritimes from Ontario I lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia.  Yesterday my fiancée and I took a random road trip through there and a couple of other spots in the Annapolis Valley, roughly an hour from Halifax.  That has inspired this edition of “Weekendcore”, because a late Windsor band is one of my East Coast favourites.

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Would June like to talk about summery things?


Summer Solstice!  (It really does say that, excuse the size!)

First, a picture of the sun, which I could stand to be fired into after that title:

Secondly…hey it’s June!  That’s a summer month!  It’s now actually beautiful outside after a cool, foggy morning in the TPS home base!  It’s whatever it is where you are!  Let’s get fired up with musical things happening this season!

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