taking cues from past experience and trying to interpret it into something new and refreshing is what people have to do nowadays. sometimes it works and most of the time it doesn't. in this case i'm going to mention the movie, Inception. christopher nolan has taken ideas from past movies and re-interpreted them into a wholly unique and gratifying experience. to get to the point, inception is freekin' brilliant and it works!!! go see it now and then discuss it's many MANY layers. don't be intimidated by it's length and ideas. the film isn't trying to fool you and make you seem stupid. no, instead it gently takes you into it's own personal world and shows off it's lush colors and traditions. and by that i mean, it's a trip through time and back, up and down, and side-by-side. there is so much going on that you might need to take a break, or a breath, but just for a warning: don't leave during ANYTHING. it's a hard choice to make, but if you have to go you will most definitely miss something important. so anyways, go see perhaps one of the best movies in recent years. i don't say that often...
i want some more hardcore punk and today's music choice is, Modern Life is War.
modern life is war started back in 2002 and broke up in 2008. they were from marshaltown, iowa and became that states saving grace in music. (according to the hardcore kids who think Slipknot aren't all that...) the band became know for it's unique style of hardcore punk that usually avoided standard song structures and almost entirely abandoned the use of breakdowns. lead singer jeffrey eaton sang with a melodic approach and was often compared with tim mcilrath of Rise Against fame.
despite their short time as a band, they did get around to releasing three albums and one ep. these are held up in high regards and remembered fondly. for their time, modern life is war became saviors in the fledgling hardcore scene. their legacy will always be remembered.
and as for those albums i mentioned, you will find them all here!!! we first start with their self titled ep, then move on to their full length debut, My Love. My Way. next in line is my personal favorite album and fan favorite, Witness. and in last place is their swan song, Midnight in America. so there you have it. go see inception and start jammin' modern life is war while you ponder the final scene in that movie. dig it...
it was all a dream...