Green Day Releases a new single “Bang Bang”

Green Day just released a BANGING new single!

It seems that I’ve finally crawled out from the void of summer long enough to write a litte track review of the latest Green Day single. It was released just a few days ago and I’m sure most of the diehard Green Day fans have heard it already, looked up the various interviews about the song and even heard about the new album. That’s right, Green Day finally has a new album coming out in October called Revolution Radio and I couldn’t be more excited to listen to it. If you haven’t heard about it then you can find the video for the song right below!

Part of this is due to the pretty awesome single that was released yesterday called Bang Bang. Now if you know me, I’ve been a huge Green Day fan since middle school. I love everything they have done (granted, it’s not always perfect) from 1,039 Smoothed out Slappy Hours all the way to Uno, Dos and Tre. You can say what you will about Green Day but these guys obviously aren’t going anywhere anytime soon with Revolution Radio being their 12th studio album.

But anyways, back to the single. Bang Bang is a fast paced song with lyrics that describe mass shootings from the POV of the shooter. It makes for an interesting (if not disturbing) look at the situation surrounding maniacs and gun control. The song should immediately resonate with old time Green Day fans just because of the energy, which feels like something that’s been missing since the Nimrod days. What’s even cooler is that the melodies and lyrics give off a very 21st Century Breakdown vibe. It’s almost as if they took the fast aspect of punk rock and combined it with some of the darker sounds that they’ve flirted with in the past. In my own opinion, it makes a perfect combination.

All in all, I think Bang Bang was a pretty great first single for Green Day to release. It got me pumped and excited for what is to come in the future. I’ve already preordered the new album! Thank you for giving this a read and as promised, the lyric video for Bang Bang is right below. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Bang Bang Lyric video

 

P.S

I actually really liked 21st Century Breakdown. Fight me.

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The Weekend Pick- 2/26/16

Happy Friday!

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a weekend pick hasn’t it? Anyways the weekend is upon us, and since I won’t be posting over the weekend, I thought I could give you guys a list of things to do over the weekend. For old time’s sake, anyways.

What’s at the movies this weekend? Deadpool and Gods of Egypt

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Courtesy of Marvel
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Courtesy of Lionsgate

I know that Deadpool has been out for a couple of weeks now, but I decided to add it to the list because that’s what I’ll be seeing tonight with my friends. We were waiting for Brayden to 17 before we went and saw it. I heard that this movie lives up to the hype, so I’m pumped to finally see it. I’ll release my own review for that movie next Monday, so keep an eye out for it! This weekend is going to be the opening weekend for Gods of Egypt which is a movie that I am very interested in. The visual effects look great and the plot line looks intriguing. I’m hoping to also see that movie at some point this weekend.

What’s on Netflix? Dope

I watched this movie the other day and my mind was blown. My mind was blown, because this movie deserves to be talked about, but since it was released, I’ve barely heard anything about it. It blows my mind, because out of all the movies that came out in 2015, I gotta say this one was one of the best ones! I didn’t even get to watch it until 2016 when it came to Netflix! Okay listen, if you like stories about nerdy kids, if you like the nineties, if you like great acting, then check this movie out. You won’t regret it, I’m serious.

What will I be jamming to this weekend? A whole lot of Green Day

Yeah I don’t know why, but I’ve been in the mood for Green Day recently. SO this weekend, I’ll probably be listening to a lot of their older stuff. If you’ve never really listened to Green Day but you want to, I’d suggest look for their first album. 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. You probably won’t find the cd anywhere, but look it up on iTunes or Spotify or whatever. The album is sick and it’s easily one of my favorite Green Day albums of all time. I just love how catchy the songs are and how great it sounds. The album is pure punk I tell you. Pure punk……

What’s a good book that I could read? The Girl on the Train

I wrote a review on this book which you can find here. If you click on that link you will read some more specific reasons about why you should give this thriller a read. Basically, you should read this book, because it is a good book. It has a great cast of characters, and a suspenseful plot. The ending falls a little flat, but it doesn’t ruin the book. You should definitely give it a read.

Have a great weekend you guys!

Well, it’s been a long week (at least for me, it has been) but we’re finally here! Happy Friday again guys. Have a safe weekend and I’ll see you again on Monday, with my review for Deadpool. Go ahead and give this guy a share and a like if you feel like it, and visit my other pages if you want to see more from me! I apologize is this post doesn’t too that sharp. I’m having trouble formatting and editing images so that the blog can flow better. Hopefully I’ll find a way to fix this in the future!

Paper Towns Book Review

Another Brilliant book…..

I think it’s safe to say that John Green will always have a place on our bookshelves. He has written award winning book after book. Since the Paper Towns movie will be coming to theaters this summer, I decided to pick up a copy of the book to read first (of course). I have to say that this is not my favorite John Green book (Looking for Alaska will always be my favorite), but I have officially named the book one of my favorite books period. Easily in my top ten……. along with the rest of the John Green books I’ve read……. Don’t judge…….

The Story

Paper Towns is about a kid named Quentin Jacobsen who met a girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman when they were young kids. Quentin immediately found himself enthralled with her, and pretty soon they became close friends. They spent much of their childhood doing everything together. They always hung out and it was easy for them too, since they were neighbors. One day, though, they were riding their bikes and they say w dead guy sitting against a tree in the park, close to their houses (scarring much, John?). This was the point when they started to drift down different roads. Margo became more and more adventurous every day and Quentin started to become the opposite. Flash forward to their senior year, Margo has an undying reputation for being the most spontaneous person on the face of the planet. Quentin becomes a nobody and slowly fades away from the life of Margo. They don’t even talk anymore and Quentin is forced to admire her from a distance. Then one night Margo shows up at Quentin’s window, inviting him to go with her on a night of rampage and revenge. After some hesitation, Quentin obliges to go with her (oblige is a strong word though). They have a whole night of spontaneous fun and revenge. The next day after, Margo vanishes. She seems to have run away, but before she did she left clues that would speak to Quentin and Quentin only. The story is about Quentin looking for these clues, and trying to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Margo Roth Spiegelman.And there you have it: the basic plotline of another brilliant novel. I personally really liked the plot, because I think it really painted the characters well, who were a pretty awesome cast of people.

The Characters

The characters are portrayed beautifully in very stereotypical ways. You have Quentin, the guy who just sort of fades into the crowd, but really actually cares a lot about people. You have Radar, the geeky tech nerd who is Quentin’s best friend, along with Ben, who is the wannabe popular kind of kid. Throughout the story, however, you meet these characters and fall in love with them. You grow to appreciate the friendship that Quentin has with his close posse of friends. Then there is the Margo character. This one character, that you’re not sure if you should hate. Everyone has had mixed opinions on her, but the one thing everyone can agree on is that she sure does bring adventure into Quentin’s life. If she didn’t, well we wouldn’t have this story to talk about. One of the reasons I really like this book is that it really does show that everyone is different. Sometimes, you might not even know the person you thought you know. I like how John Green paints that. He has always been good with words (like non of you knew that) and he uses those words to teach young adults. Seriously if you look at his line of books, they are all young adult books. If he continues to write stories like this, count me in.

The Verdict: 5.0 out of 5.0

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Looking for Alaska Review

From the creator of Fault in Our Stars…..

This book was written by John Green, and was published in 2005. This book was the first book that John Green had published, and it won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006, from the American Library Association. Let me just say first, that this book does not disappoint. It is just as good as Fault in Our Stars (if not better). You will fall in love with every character in this book, and you will care about what happens to them. Will their be laughing? Of course. Will there be crying? Of course. WIll John Green rip your heart out like he did in Fault in Our Stars? Of course……. Let’s do this.

The Story

So Looking for Alaska has a pretty cool plotline actually. It’s about a kid named Miles Halter, who has a love for last words. He loves learning the last words of all kinds of famous people. Eventually he comes across the famous last words of Francois Rabelais, who said “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” right before he died. Miles decided he wanted to find his own “Great Perhaps” elsewhere besides his public school in Florida. He decides to go to Culver Creek Boarding school all the way in Arizona to find the “Great Perhaps”. Once he gets there he meets a group of friends and he is immediately brought in as one of their own. One of those friends include the one and only Alaska Young (yes Alaska is a character). Miles is thrown into a world of mischief and shenanigans with this group of friends. Little did Miles know, that his life would never be the same after this year at Culver Creek.

The Characters

Like I said before, the characters in this story are likely to make you love them. You will grow to care for characters in the group of mischief. John Green knows how to write about high school students and he does it well. There are all the typical types of people that go  to high school. John Green writes them all perfectly, just like the story. I’m not going to tell you much else about the characters because half the fun of this book is meeting the characters, especially the eccentric Alaska. I can give you my word though, that these characters are worth investing your time in, and worth learning about.

The Verdict…………5.0 out of 5.0

  • Great story about learning to live
  • Awesome characters to bond with
  • Great writing style (As always)

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