rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
This is my favourite song in the entire world, right now. The video is hilarious in its sincerity, and disappointing in its almost total lack of Joe Weiss and Jake Massucco (even though Merch Josh gets to play the surgeon).

Watch for the hair ad hair flick in the background early on. Also note Dan's angst-ridden wibble over the surgeon's table. DON'T LEAVE ME, ALAN!



I love this band so much it makes my spine tingle.
rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
I would definitely say, at this point in my life, Four Year Strong and The Damned Things are my absolute favourite fucking bands.

I've been following both since they first made it to the UK - I was at both's first UK headline gigs - and although I love them in a much more removed and grown-up sense than you could have said I did with Fall Out Boy, I am so deeply fucking proud of them.

I feel kind of like I've watched Four Year Strong grow up over the last couple of years. It breaks my heart to listen to 'One Step At A Time' and know it's Dan's devastation over losing his brother, and more so when you realise that Alan is singing the comforting lines of reassurance. And it totally blew us away to sit on the balcony at the Electric Ballroom and see hundreds and hundreds of kids below singing along to every fucking word.

I was so proud of those kids, on Wednesday.

With TDT, I'm still hoping that the release of the album will bring up their fanbase a lot, because a virtually empty Garage isn't a great indicator at the moment. Having heard their stuff live, though, I am delirious with excitement for Ironiclast. Knowing how heavily Joe has been involved in the writing and production of the album makes me really, really happy. Even moreso knowing that it's going to be fucking astounding.

It's kind of mean, I know, but I would love for him to be the Robbie Williams of this group - the one who goes on to massive success - although, y'know, with less general drug dependency and nonsense. Yes.

But yes. My music world is very happy and productive at the moment, and I feel like a pride-filled momma watching her babies grow up. It's awesome.

Brighton rules.

Friday, 18 September 2009 07:29 pm
rosiedoes: (Default)
FOUR YEAR STRONG ARE PLAYING THE CONCORDE 2! FUCK YEAH!

Hurrah!

Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:13 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Dan)
Dan got a blog!

I love this kid. He is clearly a man after my own heart.

I has a birfdy!

Thursday, 27 November 2008 12:29 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Things that made today awesome:

- all the lovely birthday wishes I've received throughout the day, on here, on Facebook and on the Fuck City forum, where someone actually created a thread for it;
- waking up to a ficlet from [livejournal.com profile] untelling who is amazing and needs to write more;
- finding out [livejournal.com profile] ashe_frost had bought me paid time for one of my LJs ♥ ;
- [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight driving us all the way to Southampton and back, despite being sick;
- awesome cupcakes from [livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack;
- getting to show Dan O'Connor the tattoo [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight and [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint bought me, after he'd told us the song I quoted was one of his current favourites (he had to tug my shirt down to see it. ♥_♥);
- the look on Dan's face when he saw the enormous quantity of sweets we'd brought them (and then getting to see him eagerly hacking his way into a plastic carton of flying saucers with my door key);
- a moment of sXe unity with FYS's merch guy, Josh;
- over-hearing people telling each other that my new tattoo is awesome in the ladies' at the venue;
- listening to Fast Times all the way home and explaining to Julie how the lyrics inadvertantly plotted out the course of TWNW;
- checking my Twitter and the Fuck City forum en route, and finding not one, but two messages from one of my favourite people ever:





All in all it has been a pretty wonderful birthday. The only way it could have been improved would have been to have picked the whole shebang up and having it happen in Chicago. ♥

You guys are all wonderful. Thank you so much.

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Thursday, 20 November 2008 02:32 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Alan Dork)
Julie presents the Flying Saucers we bought for Four Year Strong:



They're going to love us.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008 01:35 am
rosiedoes: (FYS: Alan Dork)
Rise or Die Chewing.

Earlier this summer, Organised-Sound.com caught up with Four Year Strong - fresh off Give It A Name and in the process of embarking on Give It A Name... Introduces, they were in high spirits. Having foolishly given them a huge bag of candy before the interview began, we found ourselves enjoying less of an interview than a children's party as Four Year Strong became four years old...

By Liberty-Belle Howard and Rosie Nicchitta.


...if only we could share the distress in Alan's voice at the prospect of shrimp-flavoured sweets...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 09:33 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Dan)
Sheer ridiculousness with beards... and Dan O'Connor sucking his fingers...


...and Josh Lyford in hotpants...




Four Year Strong Bada Bing! Wit’ A Pipe! Music Video

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Tuesday, 29 July 2008 06:06 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)
My favourite band are weirder, gayer and more ridiculous than your favourite band. Even if your favourite band is Cobra Starship. No, really:



(Watch for Alan falling on Dan, off the car, and almost grabbing his crotch)

I can't wait for the proper video to come out.

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Monday, 28 July 2008 11:04 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Dan)
Comments which sound hilarious, when taken out of context, #86574845454: Dan O'Connor, Four Year Strong.

Dan: I liked it… I just wasn’t ready for it.




- source: the interview Lib and I did, when we gave them flying saucers, which are sweets made of sherbert. They gave him aftershock.

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Thursday, 10 July 2008 05:01 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Dan)


Oh, Dan, you big bear, you.

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Saturday, 21 June 2008 07:30 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Boypile)


LOOK AT HIS STUPID LITTLE FACE, U GUISE! LOOK! *flails* I love this kid so much, even if he is kind of awkwardly creepy in person.

I need more Four Year Strong icons.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:13 am
rosiedoes: (FYS: Sunset)
Hey kids - this Thursday [livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack and I will be interviewing Four Year Strong at the Islington show.

If anyone wants to submit any questions, either leave me a comment (or leave it at [livejournal.com profile] beardcore101 - the FYS equivalent of [livejournal.com profile] icecreamhdaches - which I do actually run) or email Lib: liberty@organised-sound.com

Thanks, chaps.

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Friday, 25 April 2008 01:02 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Gabesus)
My gigs of the next few weeks:

Sunday, 18 May - Cobra Starship @ the LA2, London (SPARE TICKET, U GUISE!) with [livejournal.com profile] moondarri and friends.
Wednesday, 21 May - Cobra Starship @ The Orange Box, Yeovil with [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight, [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint and her sister (in theory)
Thursday, 22 May - Four Year Strong @ The Islington Academy, London with [livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack, [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight, [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint and [livejournal.com profile] harps (SPARE TICKET!)
Monday, 26 May - Cobra Starship @ the Concorde 2, Brighton with [livejournal.com profile] fredtheguava and someone whose username I can't remember.


It's going to be a good week. XD Not least because Lib and I will be interviewing FYS at the London show, and Julie and I get to do a roadtrip to Yeovil. It's going to be awesome.

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Monday, 21 April 2008 10:35 am
rosiedoes: (CS: Religion)
Okay, kids - I have a spare ticket to the Cobra Starship show at the Astoria 2 in London, on 18 May. Does anyone want to come?

[livejournal.com profile] xdearlin was hoping to make it over from Germany, but unfortunately she can't make it, now - and [livejournal.com profile] fadefromblack and [livejournal.com profile] likethepaint both have exams the next day. [livejournal.com profile] shiny_starlight doesn't get into England until the Tuesday after, unfortunately, so she can't make it, either.

The ticket is FREE! if somebody like to come.

Also, I have a pair of tickets for the Oxford show for sale. I bought them about a day before Four Year Strong announced they were playing in London the same day - and having seen Cobra Starship a whole lot of times in the past year or so, Julie and I are skipping on this one to go and see FYS.

You can have the pair for £20 (which saves on postage and booking fee). Hit me up and let people know.

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Friday, 18 April 2008 10:46 am
rosiedoes: (FYS: Sunset)
Tickets for FYS at the Islington Academy? A FIVER. Srsly. With £1 booking fee and £2 for the lot on postage or whatever.

Four tickets for £26. I didn't need four. I needed two, but LIBERTY one of those is yours if you want it.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2008 08:25 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Noes)
Well, fuck. I bought tickets to see Cobra in Oxford on 22 May, and now of all fucking nights, Four Year Strong are playing the Islington Academy the same night.

Fuck fuck fuck.

Fortunately the Cobra tickets were only like £9.50 each, so if Julie is okay with it, I think we need to go to the FYS show instead.

I'll see if I can sell the Cobra tickets or something (assuming Jules doesn't mind).

Goddamn! How annoying.

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Sunday, 13 April 2008 01:48 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Sunset)
This one is me: [livejournal.com profile] beardcore101

A Four Year Strong news filter blog. Because they're about to explode. Seriously.

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Thursday, 10 April 2008 09:05 pm
rosiedoes: (FYS: Sunset)


FYS cartoon, just because they asked us to. Done in about 30 minutes over all.

Apologies to Jake for the fact that he looks almost exactly nothing like himself.

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