Day 10: Ash Costello Born: February 21st, 1985 (United States)
Bands/Projects: New Years Day (2005 – present); The Haxans (2016 –
Collaborations: Set It Off (2013); Otherwise (2014); Aiden (2015); Tess-timony
(2015); Escape The Fate (2016)
Curiosities: ♦ Formed in 2005, Ash has been in New Years Day since its origins. She
began rehearsing songs with Adam Lohrbach and Keith Drover before the band
started to promote themselves on MySpace. ♦ She graduated at the Harvard business school. ♦ Ash
created a clothing line named ‘Bat Royalty’.
the song all alone .. and th majority of the demon days album i have such a special association with. when i was starting to get Really into gorillaz i hadnt yet heard most of the demon days album. i believe it was new years either…. 2013 or 2014? And my uncle and aunt was taking me, my brothers, my mom and my sister to nyc. it was Freezing cold and we took a bus from philly and i lov cities and it was a kinda long trip. i sat at the back of the bus and just watched the kinda cityish scenery w som melted snow and i had just bought demon days on itunes and i listened to most of it for the first time then and all alone was just MINDBLOWING to me i loved it so much and i got to nyc and then on the bus home i listened to it when it was night and i was tired and it was. So good.
[Sex and Hollywood (2007) + Never Give In edition]
• A Devil for Me
• Hello My Hate
• Sex & Hollywood
• The Gunsling
• The Mortician’s Daughter (original version)
• Knives and Pens (original version)
• We Stitch These Wounds (original version)
[We Stitch These Wounds (2009)]
• The Outcasts (Call To Arms)
• We Stitch These Wounds
• Beautiful Remains
• Children’s Surrender
• Perfect Weapon
• Knives and Pens
• The Mortician’s Daughter
• All Your Hate
• Heaven’s Calling
• Never Give In
• Sweet Blasphemy
[Set The World On Fire (2011)]
• New Religion
• Set The World On Fire
• Love Isn’t Always Fair
• God Bless You
• Rebel Love Song
• The Legacy
• Die For You
• Youth and Whiskey
• Smoke and Mirrors
[Wretched and Divine (2013)]
• I Am Bulletproof
• New Years Day
• F.E.A.R Transmission 1: Stay Close
• Wretched and Divine
• We Don’t Belong
• F.E.A.R Transmission 2: Trust
• Devil’s Choir
• Resurrect the Sun
• Shadows Die
• Days Are Numbered
• Done for You
• Nobody’s Hero
• Lost It All
• F.E.A.R Transmission 3: As War Fades
• In the End
• F.E.A.R: Final Transmission
• Victory Call
• Let You Down
[Black Veil Brides (2014)]
• Heart Of Fire
• Devil In The Mirror
• Goodbye Agony
• World Of Sacrifice
• Last Rites
• Stolen Omen
• Walk Away
• Drag Me To The Grave
• The Shattered God
• Crown of Thorns
• Sons of Night
• White Wedding
• This Prayer For You
• Funeral in Flames (later called Beautiful Remains)
• Mother (Danzig Cover)
• Kickstart My Heart (Mötley Crüe Cover)
Hades: Have you ever had a near-death experience? Yes .New Year’s Day 2013 - I was at a beach with family, and ended up getting caught in a rip and sucked out along with my Aunt and two cousins. We probably would all have drowned if it hadn’t been for some enormous rugby-player type guys who happened to be on the beach and swam out to save it. I had this guy who was basically the size of The Rock hauling me towards shore, and it still took nearly 30 minutes to make it back which should give a good indication of how much trouble we were in.
Hecate: What do you think of magic? I’m a fan of it in books, but I like it to have rules and consequences, you don’t just get to go around magic-ing stuff hither and yon.
We stand alone here today,
Because of who fought for us to stay.
At 4:28 the first fleet arrived
Just barely, they survived.
99 years ago they fought for our lives
Little do you know 11’000 ANZAC’s died…
They fought for 8 months
While they watched their mates die
Somehow they soldiered on
Thinking “I need to stay alive”
Many had wives, many were injured,
Many… Did not survive
You think of them of the people who went to war
I think of them as the Diggers, Fighting for our souls
The stains of blood spread over the beach
As brave young lives cut short and lost
So far from home, so out of reach
Lives cut short…Just for peace
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row by row
Marking the place Our Diggers lay
Their family’s willowing and joining in Pray
The sun still rises over the past blooded land
The ocean still washing away the memories in the sand
Every year..On the 25th of April
We join in prayer
Praying for those who have fallen:
They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
-Lest We Forget-
and you ask me what i want this year… and i try to make this kind and clear; just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days. cause i don’t need boxes wrapped in strings, and designer love and empty things… just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days
so take these words. and sing out loud. cause everyone… is forgiven now! cause tonight’s the night the world begins again.
i wish everyone was loved tonight! and somehow stop this endless fight! JUST A CHANCE THAT MAYBE WE’LL FIND BETTER DAYS!!
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I met New Years Day at the Milwaukee Van Warped Tour 2013 date. While my family and I were waiting in line at their signing, Ash, Nikki, Russell, Anthony, and Jake walked right next to us and said hi to some of the fans. They are one of my favorite bands so I was extremely excited. Once we got to the the tent, I got my shirt signed and talked a little with Russell, Jake, and Anthony. When it was time for our picture, Nikki put his hand on my head and he started playing with my hair. My dad says to him, “You can completely mess her hair up if you want to.” So Nikki decided to listen to my dad. I was laughing the whole time this was happening. We finish with our pictures, and I get a hug from Nikki and Ash. Then Ash says to us, “You guys are one the cutest families I’ve ever seen. Because you never see a family that the whole family is so into the same music.” We all smile, and I tell her thanks. Then my mom goes on to through my brother under the bus saying he wanted to marry Ash. She actually giggled and said to my brother, “Dude, your mom totally just threw you under the bus, but thank you” it was probably the best day of my life.
It had been over three years since Kurt last dealt with a drunken Blaine Anderson, but despite the long amount of time they’d been separated, he knew damn well what happened when Blaine got drunk. One of those things was, unfortunately, that he would pass out and sleep for quite some time. The first time Kurt ever witnessed it was after Rachel’s trainwreck of a houseparty his junior year. Another time was the day after the New Directions’ class of 2013 had their graduation party. Both of those instances ended with Blaine getting significantly trashed and then sleeping the day away the following morning, so Kurt should’ve known it would happen this time around. However, he forgot and found himself being shocked awake by a small finger poking him in his shoulder.
“Hello? Hello Mister?”
Kurt blinked his tired eyes open, cringing against the sunlight that seeped in through the living room window. His head felt like it was full of sand, his neck barely holding it up as he pushed himself into a sitting position and yawned. The poking feeling came back with a vengeance, this time more forceful than the last, and he grumbled out a response that stopped whoever was tapping at him.