Hiatus – OVER (feat. Fall Out Boy)

Hiatus over

Welcome back, and congratulations. You survived the Booger World hiatus of Oct 17 – May 18.

You might be thinking, where has the elusive Booger World been? Where will I get my reviews for movies that have been out for 15+ years now? What are these dark, cold and sad feelings I’m having….I haven’t felt these since…..the Fall Out Boy hiatus of 2010 – 2013?!

Well. I’m back my freaky emo-kweeeens, and to celebrate, I’m going to gift you my Top 10 Fall Out Boy songs!

1. I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You) – from Infinity on High, 2007

2. Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year – from From Under The Cork Tree, 2006

3. Dead On Arrival – from Take This To Your Grave, 2003

4. Bang the Doldrums – from Infinity on High, 2007

5. I’ve Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song) from From Under The Cork Tree, 2006

6. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) – from Mania, 2018

This is genuinely one of my Top 10 tracks of all time, if this song was around when I was 14, I would have lived by it…so much teen angst Patrick. So much teen angst.

7. America’s Suitehearts – from Folie a Deux, 2008

8. Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner – from From Under The Cork Tree, 2006

9. Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy – from Take This To Your Grave, 2003

Fall Out Boy played this song in March as part of their set at the London O2 (in which the gals and I got hella drunk on 2-4-1 cocktails) – anyway, we all completely lost it when they played this track from 15 YEARS AGO – also Pete totally waved at us.

10. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” – from From Under The Cork Tree, 2006.

The video to this is 2006 emo in a nutshell. It’s a six minute video which includes holy water which is most definitely clear nail varnish and a vampire Pete Wentz awkwardly beating up other emo dudes including Brendon Urie, William Beckett and Travie McCoy (for my heart presumably).

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Your alternative Halloween playlist

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Bored to death of the same old Halloween playlist? Well, if you think that the Monster Mash is no longer a graveyard smash, then I have a few songs that will get you into the spirit of all hallows eve without trying to summon the actual Death.

*WARNING: THIS PLAYLIST IS KIND OF EMO (but what else would you expect from me?)

DEAD! – My Chemical Romance

Walked With A Zombie – Wednesday 13

Pet Sematary – Ramones

Little Ghost – The White Stripes

Kiss The Devil – Eagle of Death Metal

See You In Hell – Aiden

If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will – Pup

The Distillers – Drain the Blood

What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost – Taking Back Sunday

Strange Things – Randy Newman

Try not to sing this in Rick Grimes’ (Walking Dead) voice… #strangethangs

 

In memory of The King – My Top 10 Elvis songs

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40 years ago today the world lost Elvis…but we didn’t lose his music. With 21 UK number 1’s – and countless others across the world – he was, and continues to be, one of the most successful artists of all time.

From multiple family members loving The King to my favourite Disney film, Lilo & Stitch, featuring a handful of his songs, it’s hard for me not to have a soft spot this smooth talking, hip shaking, blue suede shoe wearing singer. So without further ado, here are my Top 10 Elvis songs.

1 – Devil in Disguise

2 – Don’t Be Cruel

3 – Burning Love

4 – Fever

5 – Can’t Help Falling In Love

6 – Heartbreak Hotel

7 – Shake, Rattle and Roll

8 – The Girl of My Best Friend

9 – King Creole

10 – Suspicious Minds

BONUS TRACK: It’s not Christmas yet, but you gotta love Blue Christmas

 

Main Elvis Image Source: Elvis-TKC

 

Let’s All Go To The Lobby (Vol 4) – SHARKNADO 5

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“Sharks. Why has it always gotta be sharks”

Sharknado 5 has hit UK TV screens and I sat down to watch the premier – obviously. In this fifth installment of the most ridiculous movie series of all time, the sharks are back, and this time they’ve gone global.

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The story begins at Stone Henge, where in the caves beneath lie ancient artifacts and paintings depicting the terror that is the Sharknado. Two of our ‘heroes’ Nova and Fin decide its a really clever idea to go all Indiana Jones and remove an ancient stone from the caves…not knowing that it will trigger – you guessed it – a Sharknado!

That’s right everyone, one of our most treasured prehistoric landmarks is really a portal for a TORNADO MADE OF SHARKS.

Now I don’t want to go too far into the plot because this film is so full of cameos and surprises, I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone, but I will point out a few of my favourite moments.

  1. Only eight minutes into the film and a baby shark was punched square in the face.
  2. My favourite way to kill a shark: Parkour kick it off of a London bus whilst Bret Michaels shreds on the guitar.
  3. The Sharknado is in full force, and we hear the very British line “What are we supposed to do, we’re stuck in traffic” (all too real).
  4. The ladies from Good Morning Britain announcing “The Sharknado is heading towards Buckingham Palace. The Queen is trapped inside as all entrances are blocked by sharks”.
  5. My first ever religious experience was watching this film – just look out for The Pope’s cameo…
  6. Tara Reid’s scream.
  7. The ‘Safarinado’

A few years ago I visited Rome’s Trevi Fountain, just like Tara Reid’s character in the film (because even when you’re trying to save the world from a Sharknado, you can still find time for a Lizzie McGuire moment) and honestly I can’t remember what I wished for, but I’m pretty sure it was Sharknado 5.

Seriously though, I do recommend watching it if you’re just up for a laugh. It has hilarious Z-List celebrity deaths, countless references to classic movies, and the most ridiculous one liners.

Oh…and if anyone is wondering what I’m up to this weekend, I’ll be at Stone Henge, clearing my thoughts and trying to summon my own Sharknado.

Blink…and we missed it.

Last week I got stood up by three guys in one day. No..it’s not what you think. I was one of the thousands of unlucky Blink 182 fans who had tickets to their cancelled Bournemouth show.

Bummer right?

Well, luckily for my friends and I, a knight in a shining pug t-shirt appeared and saved the day.

Frank Turner, who was supposed to be supporting Blink, rallied around with his crew to put on a show for us fans, and to be honest – it was a serious upgrade on the original show. I went from restricted nosebleed seats in a huge venue to being 5th row watching intimate acoustic sets from, one of my favourite bands, The Front Bottoms, and my best friend’s favourite musician and overall nice guy, Frank Turner.

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For both acts we shouted out requests, and one highlight in particular was how, because the band’s equipment never made it off the lorries, the crowd had to become the other instruments. We joyfully belted out the second guitar parts vocally for The Front Bottoms’ Twin Sized Mattress and Peach. The atmosphere was electric.

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The evening wasn’t totally Blinkless, Frank sang ‘Dammit’ which I caught on video:

Not only did we get to see the show – we even managed to meet Brian from TFB, which we probably wouldn’t have been able to do originally.

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So, even though it was pretty disappointing to miss out on Blink 182, we still got to see and hear some amazing music.

A Green (satur) Day

This weekend I journeyed to Hyde Park in search of punk rock, and punk rock I did find. Just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, thousands of hard rockin’ amigos gathered in Hyde Park to enjoy music from some of the best bands of all time.

After catching The Hives and Gogol Bordello at a distance, I fueled myself up on cola and ‘filthy fries’ and scrambled my way to the barrier for Rancid and Green Day.

Here are a few of pics I took throughout the afternoon…

TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK BOOOOOOOM!

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“If I fall back down, you’re gonna help me back up again. If I fall back down, you’re gonna be mah friend”

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“One light, one mind, flashing in the dark. Blinded by the silence of a thousand broken hearts. For crying out loud, she screamed unto me. A free for all. F*ck ’em all. You’re on your own side.”

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*All photos are my own, feel free to save them, but don’t copy them as your own as I will get seriously butthurt.

LET’S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY (VOL. 3)

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Welcome to the latest installment of Let’s All Go To The Lobby, the part of the blog where I have a little chat about films I’ve seen recently. Let’s get stuck in.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge aka Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

piratesI was lucky enough to see a preview showing of Pirates 5 this week…so this is pretty exclusive. Salazar’s Revenge follows the story of young Henry Turner (son of Will Turner / Orlando Bloom) who – with the help of the totally bad ass Carina, embarks on a quest to first, find the infamous Jack Sparrow, and secondly, break the curse that is keeping his father as the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman. While this is going on, a ship of Spanish ghost pirates (Salazar and co.) are out and wanting revenge on Jack Sparrow who doomed them to a life…or death…at sea, never being able to step foot on land.

I absolutely rinsed the first Pirates of the Caribbean films when they came out, and Salazar’s Revenge actually feels a lot like the first film; we have a new Will and Elizabeth who – dare I say it – I actually prefer to Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, as well as some of the original Black Pearl crew. Jack Sparrow is as funny and drunk as ever, providing some gold one liners, slapstick treats and two brilliant scenes featuring a bank and a guillotine…I’m not saying more than that, you will have to see it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this film. Its fun, full of adventure, it has a good story line and the effects are awesome.  7.5/10

Timer (2010)

ea_timer (1)I stumbled upon this film on a list of “20 best rom coms you might have missed”. The film circles around Oona (Emma Caulfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who, along with most of the world, has a Timer implanted into her wrist that is supposed to count down to the exact day you will meet your soulmate. Oona’s Timer is blank, which means that her soulmate doesn’t have an implant yet. Our continuously frustrated lead meets cute musician Mikey, a 22 year old grocery store clerk who only has 4 months left on his Timer. Despite knowing that they can’t in fact be soulmates, the two decide to live in the present and start a pretty dysfunctional relationship…

I actually loved this film and I really dig the concept…but it did seem a bit rushed. There are a few loose ends, like Oona gives her producer dad Mikey’s band’s CD to listen to but nothing comes of that, her brother meets his soulmate but we don’t really get to explore that as much as I would have liked too, and I’m frustrated about the ending. When you watch it, you’ll see. 7/10