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Timshel: Arrow 5x18 Review (Disbanded)

I love Mumford and Sons. They are one of my favorite bands. If you ever get the chance to see them live, please do. They are one of the rare talents who actually sound better in person. One of my favorite songs is “Timshel.” (Their live performance is stunning.) I always think of Oliver Queen and John Diggle whenever I hear this song.

Timshel by Mumford and Sons

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we’ll hold your hand
Hold your hand

But I will tell the night
And whisper, “Lose your sight”
But I can’t move the mountains for you

The word “timshel” was in the back of my mind as I watched “Disbanded.” John Steinbeck built his entire novel “East of Eden” around it. “Timshel” is referenced in the story of Cain and Abel.  It’s a Hebrew word that means “Thou mayest.” It has a variety of definitions, even in Hebrew, but Steinbeck settled on “Thou mayest” because of the meaning behind it. The character Lee, a Chinese servant, explains in “East of Eden”:

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—'Thou mayest'—that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if "Thou mayest'—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.’” (24.2.73)

Ultimately, it is free will Steinbeck is exploring. “Thou mayest” means mankind is neither compelled to be good nor doomed to evil. We have a choice. Mumford and Sons is exploring the same theme in their song- all we have are our choices. And that is how John Diggle reaches Oliver Queen tonight.

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with all the gross shit going down w/ pwr bttm, ive seen a lot of people sharing their favorite LGBT bands so heres some of my fav punk/alternative gay and trans artists!!

Museum Mouth - super fun pop punk and the lead singer is a gay man! with a lesbian guitarist!

Thin Lips - punk band with a butch lesbian lead. theyre really talented and i loooove them

Brendan Maclean - fun and unapologetically gay pop music, brendan is super cute and funny i love him!!

Adult Mom - accoustic DIY pop fronted by a genderqueer person with a lovely voice

The World Is A Beautiful Place… - really unique emo/indie rock, their lead guitarist is a lesbian trans girl!

Mannequin Pussy - female fronted post-hardcore/punk, romantic is a fucking great album ✌🏻️✌🏻️

PVRIS - lesbian fronted electropop with punk vibes, one of my favorite bands ever (plus they have a very cool gothy aesthetic)

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Last night I saw Mariana’s Trench, one of my favorite bands ever, and it was amazing!

Here are some images of the lead singer, Josh Ramsey, in a tutu that was thrown on stage for him, after doing most of the show in only a kilt.

Special mention to the audience member that yelled at Josh that “if you didn’t have a dick you’d be perfect” and they all laughed and Josh replied “well I hope you’ve enjoyed the evening with me and my dick!”

letlive.

So, letlive. is one of my favorite bands ever, and I just found out that they broke up. I have no idea how to handle it. I’m really sad now. Shit

not to overshare on the internet but the worst things that have EVER happened to me have been because of men. my male relatives are abusive and gross. some random dude called me baby girl and honey while he put his arm around me when i was trying to get my tickets at a venue, the male security guards saw that and literally didnt say anything to the dude! one nice dude asked me if i wanted to stand by him even though he was in and out of the venue lmao…i was too embarrassed to tell him how scared i was and i ended up crying in line a minute later. i got catcalled that same night. same venue different date, this dude HELD ME to him in the pit and claimed he was looking for his daughter while he grinded on me. his hand was on my shoulder i could literally feel his jean button digging into me. my own sister wasnt even that close to me. i was seeing one of my favorite bands ever and that memory tainted the rest of the night. men are disgusting and i dont ever want to deal with them! fuck!

crash test dummies are one of my favorite bands ever and like their songs are so fucking hilarious and genius if you really listen to the lyrics. like some examples:

god shuffled his feet: god invites a bunch of people to a picnic and they ask god deep questions and he replies with vague weird answers and they’re basically like what the fuck, god and he’s like shrug shuffle idk

overachievers: a woman wants to be totally devoted to god so she prays to god to make sure dudes aren’t attracted to her. so he gives her a beard.

two knights and maidens: two fuckboy knights are pestering the maidens to have an orgy in the garden. the maidens give them hallucinogens and let tigers into the yard. the knights think the tigers are hallucinations so they just sorta laugh while the maidens watch them with the tigers. i suppose you’re left to imagine what happens next but it seems obvious.

anyway i wish someone would like make a comic of these songs, that would be amazing.  

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So I never posted this here but at Knotfest on September 25th 2016 I met one of my favorite bands ever, Motionless In White!! They were all so sweet and genuinely amazing guys❤️❤️ (I wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the signing but i did afterwards that’s when I got the picture with Ricky)❤️❤️❤️❤️

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the GazettE ガゼット FILTH IN THE BEAUTY Live (one of my favorite bands ever, so many good memories :’)  )

This Year (The Mountain Goats) Live Cover
Bleachers

One of my favorite bands ever is called The Mountain Goats. So there’s a song that I thought about a lot when I wrote this album called “This Year,“ and the lyric of the chorus is ‘I’m gonna make it through this year if it kills me,’ and it’s  something I used to drive around New Jersey a lot screaming to myself in my worst moments alone… and, um, it sounds sort of comical, but in the moment it was really important to me… we just learned it yesterday, so there’s a ninety-nine percent chance that we’re gonna fuck it up all over you guys, but I realize that the spirit of this song and how much it means to me, and how much it would mean to me to play to you guys, it feels like you could deal with a whole colossal amount of fuck ups.

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On February 25th last month I went to Silverstein’s: Discovering The Waterfront 10th year anniversary! I was so excited to see one of my most favorite bands ever with my best friend, after Silverstein finished their set, I waited in the entrance room, and Shane Told who is the vocalist, walked out to meet fans! I was so nervous meeting him since he is one of my idols. I came up to him, and he smiled so big and said “Hello guys!” I said “Hi Shane, I saw you guys at Warped Tour in 2013” he said “Aw, that’s awesome!” I then said how they put on a amazing set, I was also really shy and asked for a picture, he said “Thank you so much, I’m glad you came! Of course!” We took a few pictures, I then hugged him and thanked him for everything, he hugged back and said thank you again, and even though I was nervous, he did his best to hear what I was saying to him. It felt unbelievable hugging Shane from Silverstein and someone whose songs helped me going through a lot, he was so sweet. I’ll never forget seeing one of my favorite bands and meeting such an amazing singer. It was a great time!