Recently the release of the new Blink-182 album got me thinking. It has been 8 years since their last effort!!! So, I wanted to have a moment to appreciate all the great, fun, sometimes goofy and plain terrible things that the year 2003 gave me, and hopefully you too. (Let me add right off the bat, that it is probably the least documented year of my life, so it will be pretty hard to remember).
First off, I was soooo punk 🙂
My newly found best friend Elaine were pretty much inseparable and it all started with our mutual love for The Offspring. Fortunately for us, the new Offspring album came out that year, so we had 12 more tunes to sing while walking up and about Toronto.
Like this one:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfqdso0_W7Q[/youtube]
We also wanted to form a band that would’ve sounded something like Jack off Jill, and call it Suck & Swallow. We also wanted to start an online magazine called Thingy, and even made a website, but .. ummm… never wrote anything cause we were too busy going to punk shows.
It was also the year to discover all the cool goth-y underground stuff, like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Jack off Jill, and i lived and breathed that. I actually still don’t know if that made my confusion and depression worse or better. But I am glad those bands and books to my disposal, cause I can’t even imagine what kids are listening to today to counter the pop-culture? Blood on the Dancefloor? (Now, that’s a very scary thought).[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqjGNacXL9U[/youtube]
On that thought, albums we were listening to in 2003:
The Lost & Found, Rasputina , Give Up, The Postal Service, Sing the Sorrow, AFI (it was a love/hate relationship), Just One More, Mad Caddies, Dix Infernal, Moi dix Mois (just a little bit, i never really got into j-rock), Meteora, Linkin Park (it was kinda hard not to listen to it since it was playing everywhere), Sleeping with Ghosts, Placebo, Elephant, The White Stripes, Opeth, Damnation, Think Tank, Blur, Electric Version, The New Pornographers (whaaa?, i’m such a hipster), The Golden Age of Grotesque, Marilyn Manson, Explode, The Unseen, Blackout, Dropkick Murphys, Deja Entendu, Brand New (i still think that Sic Transit Gloria is an amazing song), De-Loused in the Comatorium, The Mars Volta (that one was BIG for me), Friends of Mine, Adam Green, Ethernaut, The Cruxshadows, Unstable, Adema, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, Metric, The Fiction We Live, From Autumn to Ashes, Billy Talent, Billy Talent, Absolution, Muse, WWIII, KMFDM, The Antidote, Moonspell, Transatlanticism, Death Cab For Cutie, Room on Fire, The Strokes, Despierta Los Niños, Mindless Self Indulgence, Splinter, The Offspring.
We were watching:
Lord of the Rings, American Wedding, Anger Management, Big Fish, Coffee and Cigarettes, Dreamcatcher, The Dreamers, Duplex, Freaky Friday, Gothika (now that was pure shit), A Guy Thing, House of 1000 Corpses, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Italian Job, Just Married, Kill Bill Vol. 1, The Last Samurai, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Matrix Reloaded, Mona Lisa Smile, Old School, Party Monster, Phone Booth, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Recruit, Scary Movie 3, School of Rock, Something’s Gotta Give (one of the worst movies ever, and there are some bad movies on this list), Swimming Pool, Thirteen, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Underworld, Uptown Girls, Willard
So, a dark, but fun year it was.
How was it for you? Leave your comments below!
And I want to leave you with …
GET A PANDA!
P.S. The self-titled blink-182 album sucked 😛