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The Front Bottoms song meanings
  • Flashlight: it’s about someone having a hold over you. this is a recurring theme throughout a number of songs on our album. Our favorite line from the song is “I can hear your dog whistle from my bedroom”
  • Maps: This song is pretty self-explanatory. It’s about the idea of not knowing what’s next. Accepting the fact that your life won’t be as comfortable as everyone makes it out to be when you’re younger. It’s about finding out life is a longer road than you had expected. Favorite line: “Let me be a raft on a blue sea I’ll blend right in”
  • Looking Like You Just Woke Up: This was the quickest song we wrote. It happens to also be the shortest on the record. Same idea as from Flashlight - just someone having a hold on you. (One of our good friends fell in love with this girl that still had a boyfriend and so in order to make time with the girl, he hung out a lot with the boyfriend and her. He slowly found out that the girl he thought he loved was kind of a bitch and he found that maybe the one he really loved was her boyfriend. They have somewhat of a romantic relationship now. And they are living together.) The vibe of this song comes from that situation. Favorite Line: “It probably won’t get easier, just easier to hide”
  • Mountain: This song is actually about buying drugs in Pennsylvania. The line was originally “I bought weed. A big bag in Pennsylvania. I’m gonna light it up when I get home to Jersey” We changed it because none of us have bought drugs or smoked ganja. ever. Favorite Line: “They’re gonna ruin my whole summer. Stop taking pictures with your phone. Stop taking pictures with your phone.”
  • Rhode Island: we met a kid at a punk rock festival we played in Rhode Island. He didn’t do much talking and we called him the Zombie Kid because he was passed out in a pile of sticks. The next day when he came out of his coma, he was asking us about directions on the best way to get passed NYC on a bike. His summer plan was to ride from his home in Vermont to Florida. All that he had with him was a backpack full of drugs. No joke. Drugs. Then we shook hands and he went on his way. On that same tour - two months later - one of our last shows were in New York City, and guess who we fucking see? Zombie Kid. Backpack empty. We asked him what happened and he said he made it down to South Carolina and had to turn around and come back. favorite line-“She says you gotta promise not to break not matter how far you are bent, she says you gotta shift my position and try to get comfortable again”
  • The Beers: It’s about the same deal. Someone having a hold over you, so much so that you’d be willing to put yourself in danger, to change yourself in order to make them like you. But the song is all over the place and that’s just a small part of it. Favorite Line: “And it’s an aerial view from your house to my room”
  • Father: I put myself in someone else’s body and I wrote this song about my life.
  • Swimming Pool: The voicemail in the breakdown is from one of our friend’s dads to our friend about some dumb shit about a girl. He saved it and we added it later on to our song. Months later, the girl’s mom cornered me in the grocery store and asked me if we could take that voicemail out of the song. But we’re punk rock so we left it.
  • Favorite Line- “There’s comfort in the bottom of a swimming pool”
  • The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming: I got stranded in Germany one time and I missed Thanksgiving. Side note: On Thanksgiving, I ate a hot dog with some weird potato shit on it in Amsterdam but it was still mad good. As I was walking around Berlin, I found this circus of freaks - it was more or less a sideshow act but it was free so I went in. I met a dude who was a gangster drug dealer, he let me stay at his house and was actually super nice. He cooked me food and went to Amsterdam with me. But while I was staying in his house he explained to me the rules of the streets in Berlin. Everybody pays, everybody’s head is in the noose, everyone is part of the program.
  • Bathtub: There’s so much in this song. Take it for what it’s worth. Favorite line: Please take me off speaker phone, this is a private conversation.
  • Legit Tattoo Gun: This song was originally called “MJ” because when we put it out we gave it two different names on two different websites. If you know this song as “MJ,” you’re way more punk rock. At one point, I was making out with a woman who was making out with a lot of other people. It was a mutually beneficial relationship. Favorite Line: “I am not a dirty god, I don’t have a dirty body”
  • Hooped Earrings: This is about a friend of mine that asked me to be there with her when she came out to her mother. Favorite Line: Curly hair don’t look good cut short.

hartnrose  asked:

what are gay bars like? do you think they're more fun than regular bars?

In general, they’re safe-havens & sanctuaries!! They’re places where you should be able to be yourself & not have to explain your identity. I love asking LGBTQ+ people about the first time they went to a gay bar because there’s a universal feeling of bewilderment. Most importantly, gay bars are 136183x more likely to play Carly Rae Jepsen, which I find to be the best advantage of all.

During my new series, “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience” - I explore the concept of gay bars as sanctuaries a few times! In one episode, I visit Stonewall, a gay bar in NYC best known to be where the gay rights movement started. In another, I travel to Orlando & learn about the massacre at Pulse. Knowing the history of these places is so important, & ultimately has made me appreciate the importance of gay bars so much more.

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New York City in the Snow…

I (finally) made a video and tell the secret to how I take my NYC snow photos like the ones in this post here…



It’s also my recommendations for the best cameras for YouTube, for travel, for beginners, and for people on a budget! :)

Hope this is helpful. 

Underneath the cut is a guide to WHAT BEING EXTREMELY WEALTHY IS LIKE. I did not write this. I saw this on reddit. It is cut into net worths. I just figured it would be helpful for some of you since rich characters are popular. This guide splits it up in an understandable way! Please like/reblog this guide if you found it helpful!

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This was a massive undertaking over a year and a half in the making to debut @dimmakcollection in the US. Once we got the approval from the #CFDA we wanted to showcase our line with the same energy n attitude of where it all started for us. Turned the runway into a skate park. Brought in some of the best NyC skaters to be our models. Flew in @mangchihammer headed by @davidchoe who we collaborated with using his artwork thru most of the collection. Didn’t expect all the love and attention for our first fashion show. Thank u @adidas for the kicks. Thank u @nytimes @vogue @britishgq
& others for the media. Thanks to all who came out to support. More to come. #dimmakcollection #fifthcollection #fw17 #nyfwm

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21 of Karlie Kloss’s Favorite Things

Anyone who follows Karlie Kloss on Instagram knows that the supermodel lives the ultimate glam life. But when she isn’t busy walking the runway for designers like Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs or traveling the world for fashion shoots, InStyle’s June cover star keeps things real. She spends her down time working out, cooking, and coding (a passion that led her to develop Kode with Klossy, a program that teaches girls to become leaders in technology). And as with everything she does, Kloss makes it all look effortless.

With access to the best of the best—in terms of fashion, beauty, food, you name it—we wanted to know what Kloss currently covets most. Scroll down for 21 of her favorite things.

1. BELOVED KICKS
“Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.”

2. MUST-HAVE MASCARA
“L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara.”

3. DESTINATION HOTEL
“Post Ranch Inn Big Sur.”

4. PREFERRED PURSE
“My Louis Vuitton handbag. It’s super chic and classic.”

5. SHOPPING SPOT
“Reformation.”

6. SONGS ON REPEAT
“‘Green Light’ by Lorde and ‘Classic’ by The Knocks.”

7. TOP TWO PIECE
“Anything Solid & Striped.” 

8. BEST BRUNCH
“Egg Shop in NYC.”

9. SIGNATURE HEELS
“Manolo Blahnik’s classic black pump.”

10. CURRENTLY READING
“A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman.”

11. BEAUTY SPLURGE
“A Joanna Vargas facial.”

12. TECH MUST HAVE
“Samsung 360 Camera.”

13. WORK OUT WEAR
“Adidas by Stella McCartney gear.”

14. TOP TRAVEL SPOT
“Paris or Sydney.”

15. STATEMENT T
“A cotton t-shirt from the Express Karlie Collection.”

16. PERFECT LIP
“L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Nude Lipcolor in Eva’s Nude.”

17. KITCHEN HELPER
“A Vitamix!”

18. DENIM GO-TO
“FRAME denim’s Karlie Forever Distressed Skinny Jeans.”

19. FAVE FRAGRENCE
“Carolina Hererra ‘Good Girl.’”

20. SNACK OF CHOICE
“Anything with hot sauce.”

21. INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT I LOVE TO FOLLOW
“@jerryoftheday.”

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nursey the tech disaster and dex the apple support guy: an au

a conversation between me & @brandnewfashion

(interspersed with random hockey commentary)

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au where nursey keeps having IT trouble and every time he goes online to use that quick chat help service (bc he doesn’t want to call. that’s awkward af) he gets dex as the service guy

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Robert Pattinson is once again the King of Cannes

First impressions: From the moment he stepped out into the sun for the photo call, to the press conference, where he confirmed that he has five projects in development with directors Claire Denis, Anthony Campos, Joanna Hogg, Ciro Guerra and another project with The Rover director David Michod, to the moment the first reviews were published for Good Time, in which he is praised in just about every way an actor can be praised, Robert Pattinson owned the Cannes Film Festival.

The film is already being declared the favorite of the entire festival by critics like Eric Kohn of IndieWire, and Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian has given the film a 4 star review. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter published rave reviews, and so far all the top critics love the film and Rob’s performance.

The premiere will be in a few hours and we can expect Rob to arrive in another fantastic Dior Homme tux. They really knew what they were doing when they invited him to represent their brand. It doesn’t get more A list than this – Rob is a respected actor, recognized for his skill and range, applauded by critics and audiences alike, and in demand by some of the most renown directors in the world. It’s good to be the king. 

 Time Out Film‏ @TimeOutFilm

Robert Pattinson is a serious contender for Best Actor at Cannes for NYC crime thriller GOOD TIME. #cannes2017