“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress.
You are no amalgam of these things.
You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”—
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I still remember the first time I heard “Are You Still Working At That Café” and how it just blew my undeveloped taste away and how it completely shaped my taste in music and even the type of person I am today. At the time my favorite bands were Cheap Sex and Monster Squad and I looked at my friend’s MySpace page and was sort of intrigued by the obscure-sounding name of the band on his profile song. I listened to it, and from then on I was obsessed with everything Ebullition-related and since then have immersed myself in as much emotive hardcore and all stemming genres as I could. This song, this album, and this band in general have had a great impact on me and will forever be one of the bands I call my favorite.
“The time evades me when I look to the sky. I can’t quite describe the feeling that puts a lump in my throat, butterflies in my stomach, and tears in my eyes.”
Jejune were an indie/rock-infused emo band from Boston (and later San Diego) who met going to the Berklee College Of Music. Their music tends to be on the soft side with equally soft male and female vocals, but they have their loud moments, too. Though less well-known, Jejune toured the states with bands like The Get Up Kids, Piebald, and Jimmy Eat World. This album is a collection of their singles, split tracks, and unreleased records, and it’s definitely my favorite. I actually have their split 7” with Jimmy Eat World, and the two songs from that (“That’s Why She Hates Me” and “Early Stars”) are both better pieces of the album. I have to say though, that I hate the second song “The New State” and I promise this album gets better, haha… Just skip it if you need to. That’s what I do. “The Highs And Lows” sounds like it could be a theme song to Gilmore Girls, but I love it anyways.
01. Record City 02. The New State 03. Lunatic 04. The Highs And Lows 05. 2000 Miles 06. Heart Of Desire 07. Early Stars 08. Morale Is Low 09. That’s Why She Hates Me 10. Solar 11. Lowlife (Version Remix) 12. Grace (Wizard Glick Is Swimming)
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