PantaRhei wrote:California sucks, why are we even discussing this?
I just applied the old I–V–vi–IV pop progression (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I
) to every song on California
And the progession is featured in some way or another in every single song.
Although to be fair the same is true of TOYPAJ
I'll take a look at that at some point. Sounds cool.
But, yes, I wouldn't be surprised if this were the case. They were making a punk rock record, not trying to initiate the second coming of Christ through music. Just make fucking music. Don't try to make it something more. It just becomes washy as fuck. The only time it becomes more is when you just let it be.
Elevator wrote:I quote-edit your posts because nobody wants to read 600 words on how Mark's bland mainstream version of blink is better than anything Tom has ever or will ever do. The only other thing you post about is defending yourself from insults (generally from me), or high fiving the one or two other Mark blowjob posters that have made this forum a shitshow for months now.
That is very true. I have to defend myself from people who make blatantly ridiculous comments and go out of their way to say my view points are ridiculous but then refuse to back them up by either making fart noises or posting memes that somehow prove their point and apparently make me look like an idiot.
That being said, I would say that what has made this forum a shitshow for months now has been the people who are whining how bad this album is and how blink has sold out by making mainstream music. That's old news. They sold out in 1999. Their music became accessible in 1999. Their guitars have been shit since untitled ... yes, they have .... it's true ... get over it. Plus, blink live shows have been complete trash since the reunion. Yes, there was banter, but it was forced. It was awkward as fuck. People are saying this album is shallow and disingenuous and then you have Tom going out of his way to be crass as fuck on stage, and people say they want that back more than anything. If that's not shallow and disingenuous, then I don't know what it is. I just find it hypocritical that that is what people want to see at shows but when blink goes and makes an album that pays homage to punk rock and their earlier records, it's somehow a Cardinal Sin that has been committed.
Am I missing something?
I was hanging on by a little thread.
Just minutes before I was on a mountain.
I screamed "I can see all."
The ground broke from the sound.
It was all built on nothing.
Caution: the solid ground that you are on will slide from under you.
-Hot Water Music