This is Magnets. My name is Brandon and I like to write simple songs. I have a few that I am getting ready to record. sometimes I post stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the music. It's sort of a way to watch the process and my state of mind as I write. Thanks for visiting. If you want to, scroll down a bit to start reading, or a bit more to read more about me.
In these dreadful, depressing times, you know what’s hot? Guys who know how dreadful and depressing these times are. These days, instead of swooning over arrogant, well-groomed winners, our hearts are captured by those guys who are willing to admit that they feel defeated, that their kids exhaust them, and that all they want is to eat a huge bowl of ice cream and go to bed. When the end of the world feels nigh, resignation—and realism—is sexy. Plus, there’s just nothing false about this man. He can’t fake it, so he doesn’t even try. And unlike almost every other man alive, Louis CK knows that he’s self-pitying and simple-minded and has a big gut. Imagine how relaxing it would be if all men were so self-aware.
Heather Havrilesky, Salon
Limousine - Brand New
This song is about the death of 7-year old Katie Flynn. Hours before her death, Katie was the flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, spreading petals down the aisle. As they left the wedding, they all got into a limousine and headed home. Martin Heidgen, 25, had had at least 14 drinks that night and his blood alcohol content (0.28) was more than three times the legal limit in New York (0.08). He drove more than two miles north in the southbound lane containing the Flynn family. Both the driver of the limousine, Stanley Rabinowitz, and Katie were killed instantly. Katie was decapitated and her mother held her head as rescue workers helped the rest of the family out of the vehicle.
This is a morbid and horrific story. Hopefully it makes someone think twice before they get behind the wheel of a car after having even a drop of alcohol.
This is terribly sad. After re-reading the lyrics it’s a testament to Lacey’s songwriting.
And I went to Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box, Umami Burger and there is a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell down the street from my new office. Notes:
*The Double Down is amazing. Don’t give me a health lecture. If you’re eating fast food at all, you’ve pretty much voted against a long life. Enjoy it, bitches.
* Carl’s Jr. makes amazing chicken strips and I wish I was eating them right now. With Honey Mustard. And a Western Burger. With a beer. While watching cartoons.
* Jack in the Box is dangerous while under the influence. There are just too many choices and can be somewhat like russian roulette. Mini burgers?! fuck yeah.
* Umami burger is seriously gourmet hamburgers. I haven’t had burgers like this since they were doing burger recipes at my old job.
* Pizza Hut is my favorite pizza. I like their “crappy” pizza better than I like a lot of “good” pizza.
* Taco Bell is always gross. Always. You should be ashamed of yourself. If you own a microwave and go to Taco Bell, you are dumb. It’s barely as good as microwave “mexican food” at home. No. You’re wrong.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek inside of my complex existance. You’re welcome.
Also, seriously. Those chicken strips.
I’m back. Got a new job. Moved to LA (Santa Monica). Couch surfed. Got an apartment.
My guitars shipped and arrived today. I’ve been playing the hell out of them. Expect to hear from me. I will be following through on all these recordings. I said that on the internet now, so I have to. Psyched.
It’s called. “I don’t understand anything”
Reckless Aggression - “Nobody” from Demo
Reckless Aggression is a skinhead hardcore band with a strong Oi! influence from Australia. The singers name is “Meatdog” and he has an X, a spider, and the word “Meatdog” tattooed on his head. When they play, they have their own banner with their name, they have a song about beating up crusties, and they cover “Wonderful World” by 4-Skins on their demo. All of these things are cool to me. This band is great. Super raw hardcore punk the way it was meant to be played. I hope they tour the US at some point.
I’m sorry. I love this blog, but are you kidding me? What makes these guys stand out in any way? You could go into any 16 yr old angsty kid’s basement and hear this literally anywhere. I’m not saying simple isn’t good. That would make me a hypocrite. What I’m saying is- this doesn’t MEAN ANYTHING. It’s just sloppy, style-less noise in the shape of punk.