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  1. Enema and TOYPAJ definitely feel distinctly different for me. Straightaway in Anthem Part II you've got Tom singing about societal collapse and corruption in politics, there was nothing like that on Enema. You've obviously got lighter tracks later on in the album but in general it feels a lot more serious thematically than Enema.

    Both absolutely outstanding albums imo, along with Dude Ranch and Cheshire Cat. On any given day I could make an argument for any of those four being my favourite album, I love them all deeply from start to finish.

    Self-titled album I also love but in a different way, I would never consider it as a candidate for my favourite Blink album. It has some great songs on it (including probably one of my top 5 Blink songs Here's Your Letter) but on the whole am less keen on the "darker" vibe of the record. Although oddly I rate Boxcar's album as high if not higher than any Blink album, and that was kind of the halfway house for Tom between TOYPAJ and self-titled in terms of all the difficulties he was going through around the time.

    Everything since the self-titled I basically don't consider to be on the same stratosphere as "original Blink". Few songs here and there (Wishing Well, Natives, Pretty Little Girl, Sober etc) that I like, and I do listen to all quite regularly, but don't hold it in anywhere near the same esteem as <=2003 stuff.

  2. 5 hours ago, GuitarPunk2512 said:

    I attended the same reunion tour show on 8/25/09 at Jones beach. That concert was awesome seeing TBS, Weezer, and blink for my first time 

    Was so good, great lineup for their reunion tour. I went with a guy from here in fact called Fabian, not sure if he's around any more

    On 7/28/2020 at 8:33 PM, yocoxy said:

    Remember seeing you at an AVA gig at the electric ballroom and recognising you from here. Thought it would have been weird to approach you though😅 must have been 2005 or 2006

    Haha I remember that, I think it was their first ever UK show

    On 7/28/2020 at 7:02 PM, twentytwenty said:

    Awesome! Here’s my list 

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    On 7/28/2020 at 6:13 PM, Tom Bot said:

    Trying to be king but the ace is back, whattup Rory! 


  3. Watched a 6-parter on Netflix called The Forst (La Foret), for anyone who knows what Broadchurch is it's kinda like a French version of that. Young girl goes missing in small French village, local police department investigate everyone in the town and uncover various filthy secrets. It was really good

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  4. 7 hours ago, Mitch. said:

    Was severally ill when I was 16.  Had a brain infection.  Spent a month in a coma while the docs figured out what was wrong.  Spent 8 months in hospital all up.
    When I was brought out of the coma (it was induced), my dad put my iPod on and played I Miss You, to which I started singing along to it, so the docs knew I didn't have brain damage.
    Doctors had told my parents to say goodbye to me about because they didn't know what was wrong at first.  That's why Not Now means a lot to me too.  Related it to my olds.


    That's how I was able to meet Mark and Tom.  I had tickets to 6 of thier shows in '04 and missed them all.  My old man got in contact with the guy who started Atticus and Macbeth with them to see if they could see me while they were still in Aus.  They weren't able to, so they sent me a DVD telling me to get better, and I was able to hang with them since...

    I remember that at the time, was crazy. Wasn't that back when Tom told you his new project had initials AA, and no-one here believed you. Then a few months later Angels & Airwaves was announced and everyone here felt awful for not believing you ?

  5. Lemmings has always had my favourite lyrics, in particular I love the line "I know it's for the best but sometimes I wonder will I ever have friends like you again?"

    I also love in Here's Your Letter "I'm talking to the ceiling, my life just lost all meaning, do you still feel the same way?"

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  6. A few good rare songs on there, but I don't think I could go all the way to Vegas on the off-chance they may play a couple of them.

    I take it nothing else has been confirmed about whether they might do any entirely pre-1999 shows? He (Mark) just kinda mentioned that then it never came up again

  7. If these "pre-1999" shows are confirmed I will 100% be flying out from London, been dreaming of this sort of thing for like 15 years now. Obviously would much rather see Tom performing the songs but that ship has sailed :(

    Below is a transcript of that podcast btw:


    "We're putting together a very special setlist, and a lot of production, and we're gonna make it as fun as we possibly can"
    "What kinda setlist are you putting together for Vegas?"
    "Well my idea, and we still have to work this out, was that we would have like, you know, a standard show with hits and old stuff and new stuff, and kind of the breadth of Blink 182, but then, I don't know, every month or whatever, maybe twice, three times during the residency, we'd do old school nights where it's no songs from after 1999."
    "Ok. Wow!""Just the deep album cuts, from the early days"
    "Like the deepest"
    "Are you gonna do any...are you going to announce that ahead of time, for which weekends it is?"
    "Yes, it would be something that people would know about ahead of time. So if you are travelling from Belgium and you'd only heard All The Small Things, from like the American Pie movie from back in the day.."
    "Maybe that's not the show he'd go to"


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  8. Delighted with a 1-1 away in Kazakhstan last night, could've gone much worse like last time when Lennon's team got beat 2-0 out there. Hopefully we will have enough to see them off at Celtic Park next Wednesday.

    Looking forward to Aberdeen vs Maribor tonight also, hoping they can nick a result.

  9. It's funny how loads of people were abusing Tom when his demo album came out last year, particularly the Golden Showers In The Golden State song due to the constant repetition of the world California. And now here is Blink's album titled California with 3 California-centric songs which constantly mention California, Los Angeles and San Diego

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