don’t let these tight pants fool you, i’m all heart motherfucker

i knew i would do this, but i forgot some glaringly obvious additions to the list. here they are, which i know puts me over top ten (11).

  • rage against the machine : s/t
  • gorilla biscuits : start today
  • avail : one wrench / over the james
  • youth of today : disengage
  • bold : looking back
  • boy sets fire : the day the sun went out
but most importantly there two demo / EPs of friends' bands from tallahassee, fl. they were:
  • i have dreams : three days before christmas
  • a new kind of american saint : take a shit
they were only 15 and 16 years old when they recorded the i have dreams stuff. and a few later on the ankoas stuff. i have dreams was so powerful and emotional for me every time i saw i was moved to tears. and not "oh, i've got something in eye" tears, more like full on weeping. those bands are sooo good and never really released that i've decided to give you their songs right here. please, download and share. you can find their lyrics here and here.

these are all .m4a files. which means they'll definitely play in iTunes which if you don't have you're silly. and they will prolly play in some other players, too.i have dreams was so amazing that i once sat on a greyhound for 30 hours followed by another 6 hours in a car from philly to tally to see their reunion / last show on december 22, 2001. seriously, i showed up 3 minutes before they went on. watched the best five songs of my life. immediately turned around and left. my dear friends leslie and kate from atlanta were around for part of that adventure which was great. i think we stole some flags from yards, too. it was right after 9-11. good times.

Currently playing in iTunes: Holding Out for A Hero by Frou Frou

yeah, I was suprised there was no ratm in there. and zero hip hop? weird, shane. also, have you seen that fuckin' suv add with CIV's "Can't wait one minute more" in it? it made me wanna break something. so I punched ingrid in the nose. she was a little upset. ps. I can't believe I left these two out of my top 11...here's 12 and 13 12. Helmet - Meantime 13. Curb - demo thanks for posting the tallahassee love. did you ever get to hear new ethic? (or, i guess xnew ethicx?) that was the band of most of the ihd kids before ihd. joshua* When i listen for the very first time to I have dreams, a "freezing" feeling come to me, i can say now that demo is one of THE records of my life, everytime i listen it, the same feeling came to me. im Pablo Noel, from a little country called Chile, on the Bottom of South America, i dont remember exactly the date i listen for the very first time the demo but think i have 17 or 18, i have straight edge from the 14/15 years old, now im 23 and still have it, and never regret of it, i say this just for the record, one song can make a change in places who we never imagine. cheers. I find it extremely weird that at 6:30 in the morning on December 22nd 2005 I suddenly get the urge to search I Have Dreams in google unaware that it was the same date as their reunion show 4 years ago...thats odd. Whats even more odd is that you said you took a car ride from Philly all the way down South to get there 3mins before they go on then leave right afterwards because my friends Ian and Maria also drove to that show from Philly and got there right before it started and left right afterwards...thats pretty amazing, anyway if you wanna chat or something you can message me on aim:hxcchris. -Chris how do you know the dudes from ankoas? who do you know? hardly anyone i've met has even ever heard of those bands and they are two of my favorites. one because i know some dudes and two because they are so goddamn good! thats pretty awesome though, and good of you to post the songs for download. spread love, its the brooklyn way!