Tuesday, June 26, 2012



I'm still alive...in case you were wondering.

A week ago today I saw Crossfade.  Now I go to a lot of shows, and I see a lot of bands, I but gotta say every time I go to a show I wish it was to see Crossfade .  They are my favorite band of all time. You might be thinking to yourself "who is Crossfade?" I get that a lot when people ask me who my favorite band is.  Trust me you know who they are (that is unless you lived under a rock in 2004.) That's when their song "Cold" took over the airwaves. The song was everywhere.  Everyone loved it.  It's one of those songs you never get sick of no matter how many times you hear it.

"Cold" by Crossfade (Official Music Video)

99% of the time after I have the "you know who they are" conversation with people and turn this song on for them they  say: "Oh, yeah I remember that song...I love it!"

A lot of people seem to think that they were one hit wonders: NOT TRUE

Remember "Colors"...?

and "Invincible"

Click here to watch the official music video (this is the only link to this video that works, everywhere else the video is corrupted or I get a message saying that the video is not viewable in my country) which is totally stupid...they are an American band and I am trying to watch it in America; why is it not viewable in their own country?  You can't even buy the video on iTunes (can't buy the "Colors" video either)

It's one of my favorite videos of their's too, so it really sucks that I can't own it.  I mean Ed has a magic truck in this video.  It burst into flames and then every piece of the trucks falls perfectly back into place and he drives away in it.  That's pretty cool, plus he looks really cute.   You should watch.

I was gonna ahead and tell you about the show in this post...but then I realized that I'm not done editing the pictures and I haven't put the videos I took on YouTube yet, those two things take a while, and I'm lazy, Therefore, you're going to have to wait.

Oh and so far I've only showed you old Crossfade songs, but they've got new ones so here they are:

"Killing Me Inside" (Official Music Video) off their latest album We All Bleed  (released in 2011)

"Prove You Wrong" (Official Music Video) also off of their latest album We All Bleed

and then we have their latest single "Dear Cocaine"off of the album We All Bleed (which doesn't have a video yet...but once it does I'll be sure to let you guys know. )

Here is an awesome acoustic performance of "Dear Cocaine" I love it and watch it all the time.

You can find Crossfade on iTunes (they have 3 albums as of right now Crossfade, Falling Away, and We All Bleed not to be confused with this weird band from the UK who also is named Crossfade.  (Not to be rude but they suck.)

You can also find Crossfade on Twitter: @crossfademusic

'Like' them on Facebook as: Crossfade Official


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nickelodeon is Stalking Me

So, I just watched this new show on Nick @ Nite called Hollywood Heights.  The main character's name is Loren and she is in love with this rockstar named Eddie.

 My name is Lauren (pronounced the same)

One of my favorite bands is Hawthorne Heights 

I love Eddie from Crossfade.

Loren's entire room is purple (walls, bedspread...pretty much everything)

My favorite color is purple.

Loren has a red Sony Vaio laptop

I have a pink Sony Vaio laptop

Loren paints her nails black.

Pretty much the only color I paint my nails is black.

I have a turquoise/silver lamp on my bedside table.

Loren has that same exact lamp on her bedside table.


All of that is just in the first episode (you can download the first 5 episodes on iTunes for free right now.)

I've watched two so far.  At the beginning of the second one Loren is at his show and he is holding her hand singing to her.

Eddie sang part of "Cold" to me... the part that goes "You are the antidote that gets me by, something strong like a drug that gets me high" then later during the show he held my hand...and it wasn't like most of the time when the artist kind of swipes the fan's hand...it was like full on holding, I literally remember thinking "is he ever going to let go of my hand?"

Anyway this show is blowing my mind, it's kinda freaking me out how close it is to my life.  Maybe Nickelodeon really is stalking me.  I'm waiting for episode 3 to finish downloading right now.  Hollywood Heights officially starts airing on the 20th 18th of this month.  Which is the day after  before I get to see Eddie again.  I'm so excited; I haven't seen Crossfade since August.

What I've seen so far of Hollywood Heights has been pretty good.  You should check it out if you get the chance.  It has it's sort of cheesy moments; but other than that I'm kind of digging it...maybe it's not cheesy to a pre-teen/teenager and it's just the fact that I'm a 22 year old and I'm watching a show aired on Nickelodeon.

"Cold" by Crossfade (Official Music Video)


Sunday, June 3, 2012


Here's a list of random things I've been meaning to tell you....

Aranda opened for Saving Abel tonight and I couldn't be there.  This is the first time I've missed Aranda in years, so I'm pretty sad.  At least they weren't the headliners.

As you know (well probably) Crossfade is coming on June 19th...I'm so excited, you don't even know how happy am about this...so happy that I don't even have words.

SafetySuit is coming back.

I can't go, because Crossfade is coming on that same night, so I'm really sad about that...cause Crossfade is basically my new version of SafetySuit (ie: the band I listen to at all times and love almost more than anything)

I've thought about this though and decided Crossfade would be the better choice, simply because Crossfade is going to be at Juanita's, and SafetySuit is gonna be at an outside venue with Mike Sanchez, Candlebox and Daughtry (so basically the same show I saw when I saw SafetySuit in March...except Candlebox) I LOVE Candlebox; but  I've seen them twice so not really a big deal.

It's probably going to be really crowded, and I probably wouldn't be able to see anyways, whereas seeing Crossfade at Juanita's...I'll be able to get my usual spot.

I went through some old photos:

 Doodlebug hunting Easter eggs; Easter 2010

 My 2nd cousin Braxton hunting Easter eggs; Easter 2011

Doodlebug's first real chance to play in snow; January 2011.

Two of the photos I took of James Durbin got turned into pins on Pintrest today (not by me) I thought that was pretty cool..

My School Boys released their first official music video.

"7 Minutes in Heaven" by School Boy Humor:

I recently learned that Leigh Kakaty (lead singer of Pop Evil) is also a rapper (Kakaty) I tried to find a YouTube video of one of his songs but I couldn't, so if you want to hear them go to Spotify and type in Kakaty, they have all his rap albums.

Well, that's all for this post.  Oh no wait...here is a self portrait I took today: