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The Rock Out on: Straylight Run

April 11th, 2008 by

If you listen to the epicly-fail’d band named Taking Back Sunday because you find them "cool" or you think Adam Lazzara is the "bestest vocalist evah!", go find a shovel to hit yourself with for YOU too fail epicly.

THIS was Taking Back Sunday before Taking Back Sunday hopped into the "how cool are we with our overly convoluted lyrics and deafening vocal harmonies?" train.


isn’t "Betty" a woman’s name?

Ehermm yeah back on point:

Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the ‘E’

The guitarist singing the other vocal parts is John Nolan. Basically, he is the heart and soul of the band. He gave the band the added oomph to propel them to great punk-rock heights… not to mention he was the one who wrote most of the songs in their debut album Tell All Your Friends.

You might be wondering how come I’m talking about Taking Back Sunday while Straylight Run is nowhere in sight?

Patience, kiddies.

Check this out:

 Taking Back Sunday - This Photograph is Proof

If you’re feeling a little bit of bitterness in your tongue from holding back vomit, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Oh and you might also notice that John Nolan isn’t there anymore. Oh and I won’t mind if you find the Chuck Norris rip-off trying to "fill" the pretty big shoes of John Nolan a bit… BLAND.

How come good ol’ Nolan ain’t here?

Well, here’s the 411:

Adam, the vocalist, at the time was in a relationship with Michelle Nolan, John’s sister. However, like all male pigs, he cheated on her. Naturally, John got white-hot mad, he threw a guitar at Adam and quit the band.

So he, along with TBS’ bassist, AND Michelle formed Straylight Run:

 Straylight Run - Existentialism on Prom Night

Isn’t sheeeee beautiful? :D umm the song I mean… but yeah, Michelle is DELECTABLE. Stupid, Adam.

Gotta love the brother-sister harmony :D

So I guess we can thank Adam Lazzara’s idiocy because if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be graced with Straylight Run’s presence.


I’d still prefer the old Taking Back Sunday.

Can’t Get Enough of Brawl

April 8th, 2008 by

Super Smash Brothers Brawl is….




Street Fighter?


Dead or Alive?


Marvel vs. Capcom?


This game let’s video-game powerhouses like Sonic, Snake and Mario duke it out for multiplayer glory.

‘Nuff said.

In the game, there’s a thing called a "Final Smash", where your character let’s it all out in a glorious, fiery, sparkly, hair-billowing attack.


See if you could spot other video game classics.


How to Butcher a Song

April 3rd, 2008 by

I was mulling around youtube this morning searching for new videos to rock out to. All was going rather swimmingly until my proverbial plane was shot down in a blazing, laugh-infused glory.


The vocalist took the whole concept of a "show" to a whole new level. Maybe he realized that his band sucks so he decided to show the crowd how to NOT use a microphone. He did everything BUT sing well.


How could you have the guts to butcher a song like this:


Personally, if you even plan on covering a song (make sure it’s from a rock-out-loud band), please, please, PLEASE give it justice. PLEASE. Not only will you garner the respect and admiration of the band’s fans but it will also give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.



Coheed and Rock Band

April 2nd, 2008 by

Check out this awesome clip I found:

Yep, Coheed and Cambria got featured on G4TV. Anyway, when I first heard of Harmonix developing Rock Band (where you and your friends get to play the full ensemble to capture that whole rock-bandy feel), I quickly assumed that this game would spawn a whole army of drummers, considering Guitar Hero birthed a whole nation of air-guitarists.


Kevin Pereira, host of Attack of the Show, has this crazy notion that playing Rock Band actually improves one’s non-existent drumming skills and to prove that, he decides to jam with the most amazing band evah, Coheed & Cambria.

For the record, I seriously don’t think that our boy Kevin here isn’t a first time drummer. He pretty much owned those drum fills. I find it funny the he asked Chris (Co & Ca’s current drummer) how he felt about 12 year olds being able to play his song on drums. Problem is, Chris wasn’t in the band when Welcome Home came out and compared to the stuff he actually writes (he used to play for Dillinger Escape Plan), he probably thinks a 12 year old could easily play it.




March 31st, 2008 by

Rock Out:

- to headbang with gusto to your favorite music

- to have fun

- to prove a point using overwhelming evidence

- to destroy all social norms

- to make a complete fool of yourself

Let me explain:

Oh my golly…

I slept around 1.30 am watching their videos. Ever found yourself lying on the floor, your nose bleeding and laughing until your circulation… ummm.. uncirculates due to massive blood loss.

I really, really don’t know what to say…

THIS is the textbook definition of speechless.


Well at least it’s comforting to know that whatever any of us do in this world won’t be as awesome as moymoypalaboy

The Moon

March 26th, 2008 by

The moon is truly a sight to behold. It always is, with his borrowed faint silver glow casting soft light over everything. The moon is always so magical — and ever so tragic.

Can you imagine how deeply in love the moon is with the sun? He glows because of the sun’s rays, reflecting her glory. Even if the sun is not there, the moon remains bright because of the sun.

Sadly, though, that’s the only fate the moon has. No matter how wildly and how passionately he loves the sun, no matter how much he pursues, the sun will always follow her own course through the sky, and the moon will only be following it, the distance never fading between them. The moon is even too shy that he hides his insecurity in varying degrees. His scars… his shame.

And if these two celestial bodies ever meet in the sky, a "disaster" occurs — an eclipse.  Children are told not to look at their fated meeting because they might go blind. Their meeting is always a messenger of ill fate. What they do not know is that it is the only time the moon can be with the sun.
I wonder if the sun knows that the moon longs for this moment, albeit a bad one? Perhaps the sun doesn’t. The sun is, after all, a sight to behold. The moon, though, is nothing but a rock, floating in the emptiness of space.

I wonder when the moon will tire out. When will he stop chasing after the sun? He knows very well that, like days, like months, like years, there will always be a distance between them that they cannot control.

I hope the moon finds his own glow, even if he knows he has none.


So how is this "rock out"? Well, thinking about stuff DOES make one’s MIND rock-out. :D

A rock-out mind = rock-out existence.

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An Image of Perfection

March 25th, 2008 by

Anyone here play Starcraft? Raise your hands please.

One… two… three… four hundred… wow a lot

Anyway, you must be familiar with the concept of the rush, right? For the uninitiated, a rush is to crank up as much units as you can and march ‘em off to the enemies base in the shortest amount of time possible.

This, however, is a stroke of genius: An SCV rush that can only be pulled off by the best Terran player in the galaxy: the Korean named Boxer.


GG. That’s probably the ballsiest play in Starcraft history.

I can’t wait for Starcraft 2.


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Rock Out WTF moment

March 24th, 2008 by


Daryl Hall first met John Oates at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967 while attending Temple University. Each was heading his own musical group at the time—Hall with the Temptones, and Oates with the Masters. They were there for a band competition when gunfire rang out between two rival gangs, and in trying to escape,

they ran to the same service elevator.

Because of their similar musical

tastes, they quickly became

acquainted. It would take them another two years to form a musical duo, and three years after that they had signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut.

So wait…. imagine:

*gunshot bang bang bang bang bang*

Hall: Hey man who fired those shots?

Oates: I dunno, bro. Hey, you want to form a band?

Hall: Sure!




Plus Oates looks like a Lionel Richie rip-off:

The resemblance… is UNCANNY.


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WoW Toys

March 19th, 2008 by

Honestly, I think that one of the deepest, richest and most interesting video game lore out there is that of Warcraft’s. Ever since I was a kid, after playing the first ever Warcraft game, I feel so cheated every time I play with my toys because I so wanted to have those knights, footmen and grunts at my fingertips.

Something solid.

Something concrete.

Something to play with in real life. (well as far as playing Warcraft in real life goes =/)

And then, WoW comes out and the urge to hold at least a part of that world grows so large that it starts to nibble at you.


They released some World of Warcraft figures but nothing really seemed to leap out of the shelf.

You know what I mean?

A warlock? Puh-lease… not my cup o’ tea.

Not a fan of dwarves either.


All hope was lost until I stumbled upon THIS beauty:

Oh sweet moses…


This one isn’t half bad either:



Let me digress a bit, these toys CANNOT even compare to what I’m really excited about:

THIS is Marcus Fenix of Gears of War fame and YES, that is a chainsaw. (Actually, that’s a beautiful combination of high powered rifle and chainsaw).

Looks like I’m experiencing another toy renaissance.

Man’s Darkest Hour

March 18th, 2008 by

No I’m not heralding the coming of the Apocalypse. Instead, I’m just so overjoyed to find out that Darkest Hour is coming over here in April 26!!

For those are too musically naive, I, The Rock Out, present to you metalcore before metalcore became cool:

Darkest Hour - Convalescence

I’m gonna say bye-bye to my ear drums! I shall offer it to the gods of rock.

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