Green Baron

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  1. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  2. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  3. Green Baron received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    This feels different for me because Chester was a voice of my generation. Whereas I still loved bands like Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots, they were very much clearly "90s" bands that belonged to Generation X, making most of their music before I was born. They were the elder statesmen of alternative rock that had already defined themselves as anthems for people who grew up in that timeframe. Linkin Park, as a 2000s band, was always one that fit in with my age group, perhaps the most popular rock band of the decade, and one who, as clichéd as it sounds, connected with people my age and younger. The people I talked to who like alt/rock music, and even some who wouldn't call it their favorite type of music, knew and respected their biggest hits. "In the End". "Numb". 552 million views for "Numb" on YouTube, one of the top five most viewed rock videos in history. I've said this before, but "Numb" was the first song I ever loved. I heard it in the April of 2004, when I was on a plane and I was bored and I listened to my dad's MP3 player. "Numb" was the one that I loved the most, and I played that damn song over and over again. The worst part was that I didn't remember the title of it, and it took me years to find out what that one magical song was. When I heard it again, I instantly knew that was the song. The first few seconds came back and I remembered, that was the song. They were the first band with screamed vocals that I enjoyed, and it played a role in changing my mind from me despising heavy music to me appreciating it. They were undoubtedly a gateway band, but their best songs still hold up today.
    When I was 12, I had a dream that Mike Shinoda had died, and it was on the news. It wasn't a nice feeling, but I got over it quickly. I'm reminded of that dream today because after it happened, I told myself, I won't have to worry about that for another 30 years. Someone once told me that you know you're getting old when the celebrities from your childhood start to die out. I just didn't expect it to happen this early.
  4. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: Jimmy Eat World vs. Bayside   
    Bayside are fine but Integrity Blues is the best JEW album since Futures. No contest
  5. Green Baron received reputation from American_Idiot in It's That Time Again...   
    Boo.
  6. Green Baron gave reputation to pen in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I really hope you don't take offense to this, but to me this level of thinking for a music fan is quite honestly selfish and at its worst, toxic. You may not like the direction they've taken but to claim that they're stabbing their fans in the back is the same as saying "You should only make music for me".
    This is original stuff. It's creative. It shows they're willing to take risks, and you may not think so because you're comparing it to other pop music, but the fact that this is ruffling your feathers so much shows that it was a risk, and they did it anyway, because it was the music they wanted to make.
    From my perspective, I think the verses are meaningful and the chorus is energetic, and I still see no difference between what they've done on the chorus here and what BMTH did on "Can You Feel My Heart", although whether that means anything I guess depends on whether you like that song or not.
    And while we're discussing other people's viewpoints, for a counterpoint check out the thread on Chorus.fm where Jason Tate takes a ton of people to task about this song in his usual vitriolic manner. He makes a lot of great points. But the bottom line is if you don't like the song, that's fine, but to be angry and upset? At the end of the day, the band doesn't owe their fans a particular style of music. They owe it to themselves to make the kind of music that they want.
     
  7. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Bon Jovi vs. Touche Amore   
    I wasn't aware Bon Jovi were still kicking, which is admirable of them I guess, but er, I can't envision any scenario in which I vote for them
  8. Green Baron gave reputation to xeph in MM2017 Round 1, Set 6: Pup vs. Saosin   
    It is oh so hard to vote against Saosin but this is what I must do
  9. Green Baron gave reputation to Ruiner in Chris Cornell dead   
    I have enough respect for Chris Cornell's immense talent and sprawling body of work that, in death, I'm not going to pretend that Scream wasn't total ass. He's not the first talented guy to have a failed experiment and he wasn't the last. 
  10. Green Baron gave reputation to Mike in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    1. I wouldn't be entirely against that. They could just have Chester doing the choruses to bring a little rock into it and then the verses is all rap from Mike.
    2. And that's where I stop listening.
  11. Green Baron gave reputation to American_Idiot in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I know this sounds super harsh, but I never want to hear that song again. It honestly is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. That dubstep and chipmunk vocals were beyond awful. Fall Out Boy has been downhill for me since "From Under The Cork Tree," but at least they've been tolerable to listen to until now.
  12. Green Baron gave reputation to breanna. in Alt-Music Club: Jeff Rosenstock - 'We Cool?'   
    Once the first track kicked in, I was already feeling this album. It's something I see myself coming back to - especially the songs Nausea and I'm Serious, I'm Sorry. The only thing I didn't care for was All Blissed Out. 
  13. Green Baron gave reputation to Andrew in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    Seriously?  That's fucking junk.  There's like no rhyme or reason to any of the changes they made.  The chorus is so fucking bad and the hook is not the "problem" with the original.
    Call me when Our Last Night does one.
  14. Green Baron received reputation from pen in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips
  15. Green Baron received reputation from pen in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips
  16. Green Baron received reputation from pen in Linkin Park Update On Album #7   
    personally this looks like it's gonna be bad based on those clips
  17. Green Baron received reputation from RainbowDragon in Mastodon - "Emperor of Sand"   
  18. Green Baron received reputation from Tilley in General Music Discussion   
    Deliver Us is still one of the best metalcore albums of the 2000s.
  19. Green Baron received reputation from Jamie in Got (NFL) News   
    Berman's going backbackbackbackbackbackback
  20. Green Baron gave reputation to jmg05005 in RIP Matt Moseman (Edgewater)   
    I wish you and Ruiner were dead instead of Matt Moseman.
  21. Green Baron received reputation from Ruiner in At the Drive-In Are Back????   
  22. Green Baron gave reputation to pen in OMG Happy Thanksgiving   
    Here comes Ruiner, to ruin all your shit.
  23. Green Baron gave reputation to Ruiner in 2016 Election Season   
    Well, as an aside, I never did claim to love the country. I'm not patriotic at all. I was born here. I do love a lot of things about it, but if things I hate start outnumbering the things I love, there wouldn't be any moral dilemma over getting out while the getting is good. I've considered that I may want to move somewhere else one day regardless of the state of the government. 
    But when I say "the worst it can get", I'd say my signifier is if the first amendment is ignored/violated grossly. In my mind, if that happens, it's only a matter of time before democracy falls, authoritarian government takes over, at which point I could either join whatever resistance comes up and risk imprisonment or death, simply comply since I'm white and fall in line with what they say (the most cowardly option of all if you ask me), or flee. And even fleeing may not be enough, since this extreme right uprising is happening in several countries worldwide. 
    If checks and balances are unable to prevent America from becoming something that isn't recognizable as the same country anymore, I want no part of it. 
  24. Green Baron received reputation from RainbowDragon in One Decade Ago - 'The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me'   
    A good read:
    http://www.consequenceofsound.net/2016/11/brand-news-the-devil-and-god-are-raging-inside-me-turns-10/
    http://www.sputnikmusic.com/blog/2016/11/18/ten-years-of-raging-revisiting-brand-news-tdagarim-at-the-decade-milestone/
  25. Green Baron received reputation from NinjaNick101 in Got (NFL) News   
    As a Giants fan, the Cowboys are very much not a likeable team.