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  1. Finally got this painted up, I think it turned out pretty nice!
    23 points
  2. I’ve been dabbling in wood carving the last few months. This ones not done, but thought I would share
    21 points
  3. Finished up another blink wood carving. Next time I’ll probably experiment with some color. Kept it simple for my first try with the smiley
    17 points
  4. That Album Launch stream was incredible, truly the most heartwarming Blink content I've seen in SO long. I taped that on a VHS when it was on MTV and watched it so many times back in the day haha. It was nice to see Mark interacting with those fun Blink memories and not seeming uncomfortable or putting on a front. It seems like he's more at peace with the past and the thought of Tom as a positive former presence in his life. To be honest I have a friend like that as well, you can have a painful mental-health related "breakup" with a best friend but as time goes on you learn to appreciate
    15 points
  5. Nine and California are opposite problems to me. Cali sucked because they let one person (feldmann) dominate, and they were determined to chase the old school 'blink' sound. As a result it was hollow and samey. Nine sucked because it was 12 bajillion people working on one album, and they over corrected by trying to emulate the creative departure that Untitled took, but just added a lot of bells and whistles to stock shop paint by numbers songwriting, under the guise of "experimentation". as a result it's disjointed, messy, and lacks any voice. Theyre both really poor efforts f
    13 points
  6. Quarantine Do you know what I mean? Running low on ice cream Stuck in this teenage dream (whoa oh, whoa oh) Wanna run, down to the skate park No fun, summertime lost its spark Covid, wanna buy a cool mask We're all teens, do you even have to ask? Met a girl, couldn't even kiss her Took a Xanax, so I wouldn't miss her We love, parties on the weekend Sit around, staring at the wall again Quarantine Do you know what I mean? I've looked at every meme Stuck in this teenage dream (whoa oh, whoa oh) There, I just wrote it for them Californi
    13 points
  7. First thought best thought writing approach with outside writers. Mark makes better art when he agonise himself over it and puts himself into it fully. Feldmann is just a tween song factory and the more outside influence you have, the less identity the song has. as a result all of their songs are fairly 2 dimensional and cringy because of it.
    12 points
  8. This is incredible, Mark goes into detail on the writing of WMAA.
    12 points
  9. Ghent inspired me. I've been dabbing in painting the last few months and I finally gave my Epiphone Dot the Tom DeLonge paintjob! Don't like to pat myself on the back but I think it's looks amazing tbh. I'm gonna try to sell it to a big Tom fan.
    12 points
  10. Thank you so much, you don't know how much that means to me ❤️I I'm just a huge fan and just want to share my knowledge and my archivist work since 2012 and just share it with amazing people here that enjoy old school Blink just like me!
    11 points
  11. The other day Enema of the State turned 22 and yesterday I listened to it front to back for the first time in a couple of years. Every time I hear Dumpweed, or any other song, it just brings me a very specific sense of enjoyment. It makes me think of the first time I listened to the album and of all the times I listened to it laying on the floor in my bedroom when I was younger. I was nottttt ready for A) all this nostalgia; B) how much I can still love it as an adult; C) thinking about the actual impact that the album has had on my life. If it wasn't for EOTS (and all the music blink exp
    11 points
  12. 2 years later and Kiss & Tell and Rebel Girl still sound great so let's have them on the album!
    11 points
  13. Hey all — link below for the MP3s! The quality is UNREAL. I’m excited to hear everyone’s thoughts. The New Hope demo… I have no words. @daveyjones is going to pop in with some more details! HUGE thank you to Davey for this. Not only for doing the legwork and sharing his knowledge (as always), but also for being a lovely human with endless love and positivity for this band. I’m super excited to have this little tape, but it would be pretty useless without your help, Davey, and without communities like this. Anyway, enjoy!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WoMCY09
    11 points
  14. Soooo Mark asked me when he’s coming on the pod on stream the other day... Trying to think of what to go over, I’m thinking it makes most sense to just start at the beginning?
    11 points
  15. It's not even that it's formulaic, Blink has always been formulaic but they had a unique sound and style that no other band could pull off and I feel like that bit of charm and charisma is missing now. It's not even that these songs are bad, they're technically good, catchy songs but they don't have any real character, at least not the character the band used to have and that's not an "I miss Tom" statement. Mark, Matt and Travis are very capable and talented musicians and songwriters. So why is everything coming off so disingenuous. I don't believe it's working with other writers and artists,
    11 points
  16. i don't know anybody who listens to music or values it based on grammy nominations. let's stop pretending like that matters at all. enema of the state was their most successful album and the peak of their career but it wasn't nominated for anything. the grammy nomination doesn't suddenly make california on par or better than it. nor does it mean the band is doing better than ever.
    11 points
  17. Pretty Little Girl is a creepy enough song title; Pretty Little Girls is absolutely horrifying.
    11 points
  18. scott at the "josie" shoot. we joked around a lot. it was his idea to poke mark with a stick to see if he's dead when he is lying in the stretcher.
    10 points
  19. Am I the only one here who doesn’t give a fuck who Tom is boning/married to? Motherfuckers actin like TMZ in here ffs.
    10 points
  20. Mark sits around playing video games and chatting with fans for free. Takes donations for children's hospitals, etc. Tom goes for run #3 on a con he's been using since Army of Angels, charging fans up front for content he has no real plans of ever delivering. Once on Modlife Tom had a charity auction for breast cancer. It came out that only 10% of the proceeds went to breast cancer. Shameful. No reason to defend the behavior no matter how much you pretend to like AVA music.
    10 points
  21. This album and it's joke songs were the inspiration to a joke song I wrote about fucking my mom. My parents found my lyric notebook and didn't get the joke at all.
    10 points
  22. I think you guys are talking about different things when it comes to "legacy." In my opinion a legacy is a changing overarching thing that can be updated at any point. It doesn't necessarily have to do with how much you like or dislike any specific albums. In my opinion, Blink's legacy in 2005 was an amazing band of best friends who were the hilarious and meaningful soundtrack to my preteen/teenage life, who then took a huge artistic leap before tragically falling apart. The only negative feelings were imagining what could have been. Then they had a rocky but joyful (as a fan) reunio
    10 points
  23. Alright, so here’s the final seeding. I’m listing the top 32 so people can get a sense of whether they want to do a 32-band bracket or just 16. Like for 32, crab for 16.* Sum 41 New Found Glory Descendents Ramones Screeching Weasel The Offspring NOFX Alkaline Trio Saves the Day Rancid My Chemical Romance Motion City Soundtrack Taking Back Sunday Yellowcard Lagwagon MxPx Fall Out Boy All Time Low The Story So Far Say Anything The Queers Sugarcult Paramor
    10 points
  24. I'm tempted to abuse my power and ban a few people for their terrible opinions.
    10 points
  25. Blink Italia is so lame. Guy is a fucking douche. It really bums me out that they are the main blink fan page. Ry-Bread is doing much better work. I hope it pays off in the end.
    10 points
  26. Blink italia also said that those comments from Mark and his manager are defamatory and the guy sent a long letter to Mark, to which Mark hasn't responded. And Mark's manager told him just to chill and stop being so formal (and whiny I assume).
    10 points
  27. Any of you Brits watch the Great British Bake Off? one of last night's attempts is fantastic:
    10 points
  28. Hi everyone. I've installed the latest update to the forums, there's a number of visual changes in this update and a bunch of stuff behind the scenes. Visually, I'm aware the logo up the top is now really small - I'll see if I can sort this out. There's also a number of re-indexing tasks still running as a part of this, you might notice the boards running a little slow for an hour or two but once these are done things should be back to normal. If you come across any issues please reply here and I'll do my best to sort it out.
    10 points
  29. Relistening to Neighborhoods with some proper headphones, shit - it gets better as time goes on. It's forward-thinking, it's a great (in places) alternative rock album ( I guess that's where it fits). There are some disjointed duds that kill the pacing and hinder the quality of the album. In spite of that, Ghost, Hearts All Gone, Natives, Kaleidoscope , Wishing Well and Even If She Falls are all fantastic songs. They're mature, have things lingering sadnes/wistfullness that kind of seeps through every bit of the album. It's a perfect album to listen to in a city at night, which I guess fi
    10 points
  30. You should have dropped the “do you know who I am” line on them. “I run the fucking blink-182online.com board god damnit!”
    10 points
  31. quick google search, but thanks for your concern
    10 points
  32. the band -- the real one, mark/tom/trav -- will likely never be the same again, on creative and personal levels. this was proven with the reunion era being so rocky. i get your point: it's not lost on me how awful those years were, waiting for a cohesive band and being promised lies. there were still sparks of greatness, but they were few and far between. but it's my belief now that when tom walked in 2014, forging ahead was simply a mistake. a noble one -- mark/trav owe it to the fans, and to themselves -- but it just isn't right, and never has been. you suggest too that i try to get int
    10 points
  33. Surely no one here actually thinks that California was nominated for its musical merits as a standalone album? It was purely a legacy award to acknowledge blink for all their past work and the fact they never got one when they were at their peak. Anyone with half a brain can see that.
    10 points
  34. does anyone sort-of feel their enjoyment of this band slipping? five years in, i really feel a need to re-evaluate what this era is doing to the band as a whole. when i put on the old records (CC--neighborhoods, even) there's a spark present. listening back, it's clear blink was always very accessible, but there were interesting instrumental breaks and creative sonic choices that put them above, in my mind, the rest of the pack. with feldmann at the helm as of now, there's a complete absence of ANYTHING interesting. that falling demo, unfinished as it is, is a good example... re-use of th
    10 points
  35. Matt's a cool fucking dude. That's how intolerance and bigotry should be treated. Fuck the guy that commented that
    10 points
  36. So you're saying they wanted to collaborate with matt but he just can't afford an audio interface and headphones so they have to leave him out... Yup, makes sense.... If they wanted to start writing songs together with matt, they could.
    10 points
  37. To be fair, most of the AVA movement would be happy with Tom selling them his literal piss so I wouldnt consider their approval as a good litmus test.
    9 points
  38. I've got a BIG FAT FUCKING BONE TO PICK with the Sum 41 voters
    9 points
  39. Shoutout to Skatepunkers on Facebook for this amazing shot from the side of the stage with skater Steve Caballero playing bass with Blink! also that's Mark with the blue bucket hat and Lagwagon shirt 😃 1/31/1998 The band performs at TBA in Oahu, Hawaii, ending their stint on Warped Tour 1998.
    9 points
  40. BTD sounds absolutely nothing like TOYPAJ or Enema.
    9 points
  41. Just dropped a new "182 News" episode which features special guest @veeRob! This was a rad conversation and I appreciate Rob taking time to hop on. (I'm glad he stumbled upon the forums a few years back!) Rob created the very first blink website, and shared some incredible stories about the launch of Dude Ranch/EOTS, Scott's departure, the original Josie music video, being in the Dammit music video, Dude Ranch demos, and more. He also shared some incredible photos that he took which I will be sharing throughout the next few weeks on our socials. Will also try and get them in here, along with r
    9 points
  42. untitled era blink is far and away my favorite era of blink-182. any extra recordings from that time would be amazing.
    9 points
  43. We kinda knew this, just from listening to them you can tell its not Tom, the tones and styles are all wrong. I love all 4 of those tracks but I see them as good Mark songs and felt like that before Tom left. For the most part I think if Tom had worked on those songs they'd be better, the guitars on those are one of the biggest issues (especially HAG and MH) the only exception for me is Kaleidoscope. I love Toms vocals on it and I actually love the guitar on it, it's one of my fave blink songs of all time. I'm curious what Tom would've done with it, but I love it as it is.
    9 points
  44. Some of the "worst" examples of potential misogyny definitely seem more self-deprecating than anything. A surface-level analysis of a lyric like "I need a girl that I can train" could definitely conclude that it's sexist, but listening to the whole song and considering the broader context of their antics makes me think Tom was writing from the perspective of a character, a pathetic one, at that.
    9 points
  45. Does anyone else think that TOYPAJ has aged a lot worse than Enema? don't get me wrong, still love it but Enema is timeless whereas TOYPAJ just gets more corny the older you get I find.
    9 points
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