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Editors Note: Today's SotD comes to you from @NAUGHTicalLife.
It sucks that the word 'emo' gets thrown around so loosely these days. I can't describe the majestic brilliance of bands like The Appleseed Cast without using the aforementioned word as misnomer to what it means today. 'Emo' was a sort-of-backwards cultural movement that produced, among tight pants and averted gazes, some of the best underappreciated music today.
What 'emo' bands/songs did you like as a teenager that still hold up today?
The Appleseed Cast - "Mile Marker"
A friend had been pushing me to listen to this band for some time but based on the name I assumed it was some shitty scream-metal-rock band he's into. After finally giving this track a shot, I was sold. The guys voice is awesome, the lyrics are quality and this song in particular is quite moving. It tells the story of young love and all it's innocence. It makes me jealous I was so shy and socially disabled that I never had these feelings and experiences. On the EP, Never Born, Never Dead, "Angels" is followed by "Never Dead" which tells end of relationship story which is not as happy but is just as touching.
B-b-b-b-b-bonus: Any LOST fans will surely enjoy the last 30 seconds or so of this track with a emotional moment from that show. You get me, brother?
There have been quite a few quality adds to the Netflix Instant Streaming Database in June 2013, other than what I mentioned here. Take a look and happy watching!
I was sad to see South Park go, and I'm fairly bitter about it. I always used it as a go-to background noise show. High reply-ability and funny. Can't ask for much else.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writer: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, Pierre Boulle
Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Why You Should Watch It:
I feel the return of this classic to Netflix Instant Streaming so close to the episode of Mad Men when Don takes Bobby to see this in the theater is no coincidence. (I even had an HILARIOUS tweet referencing this.) After seeing that episode of MM, it had upped my wanting to watch this 1968 quintessential Sci-Fi flick. I was not disappointed. Despite it's sometimes dialogue free scenes and awful “fight” scenes it was genuinely captivating and moved at a fairly quick pace (almost 2 hours long!). Even you “damn kids” could enjoy this movie if you put aside your preconceptions on what makes a good movie. Pop some popcorn, gather the kids, pour some drinks and enjoy this upside-down civilization.
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Writer: Mark Monroe
Starring: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter
Genre: Documentary, British
Why You Should Watch It: If you don't believe Climate Change is real, or think humans have no effect on it speeding up, do two things. First, watch this documentary about a photographer who takes some stunning and beautiful images/time lapse videos of glaciers. Second read this. 97% OF THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THE FIELD.
Director: Kinka Usher
Writer: Neil Cuthbert, Bob Burden
Starring: Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy
Genre: Comedy, Action, Fantasy
Why You Should Watch It:
I never saw this during my childhood, which was a shame because I probably would appreciate it more now if I had. It's not a terrible movie and it has it's funny parts but I wouldn't consider it in the same realm as other 90's comedies like Ace Ventura, Tommy Boy, Liar Liar, etc. It's certainly worth a watch if you never saw it, or if you did view it as a youngin' but haven't watched it since. B-B-B-B-Bonus: The cast is stacked with WHM, Ben Still (people close to him call him that...people like me), Hank Azaria, and Kel Mitchell.
If you've been keeping up with my recent posting, I did a few TTMML posts with Jason Nash Vines. He's not the only one out there making hilarious six second skits. Arguably Will Sasso's Vines are even better. Here is a YouTube compilation video of
all some(?) of his world famous (over 2 million views already) Lemon Videos.
This song needs no introduction. If you think it does that means you probably haven't listened to it so just stop reading this nonsense and listen to the song. "Debaser" comes off Doolittle, a little late 80's alternative rock album that could. As you can see on its Wikipedia page, it is HIGHLY regarded.