Children of the Corn

Hello there everyone!

As Iím sure you are well aware of at this point, we are currently cris-crossing the country on yet another of our lovely little tours. Iím sure you know the routine well enough by this point, yes? Oddly enough though, this tour seems to be breaking the usual mold. Usually by this point, weíve had at least one bad show and weíre generally miserable in Texas. Not this time. Weíve had 4 fantastic shows (each special in their own way) and weíre in Nebraska and not miserable (except for the repugnant smell of farming that keeps invading the van as we drive down the highway). So good job Tour 2010. And Iím betting things will get even more awesome in about a week once we start hitting some of extra favorite spots in the mid-west. Oh, and when we hook up with our tour buddies in a few shows. Anyway, you know what to do, right? Check the page for the tour dates. Find the three that are closest to you and go to all of them. Its good for your health. Trust me, Iím a doctor.

This is going to sound weird, but do you wanna know what one of my favorite things about being on tour is? Going to Barnes & Nobles across the country. Its quite fascinating to see all the different layouts and see what they feature towards the front of the store and what they keep hidden in the dark corners. It seems to me that two story B&Ns are actually rather common everywhere except San Diego and this makes me sad. I would love to have a two story B&N. I mean hell, San Diego got the first ever two story Wal-Mart but the far more important store mentioned in this paragraph means single storied. Whatís up with that?! Anyway, not only is intriguing to see the different layouts but also what is featured in each section. As you can probably guess, I usually head straight to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section and I actual find that going to a new B&N can help me discover that new book that just screams out for me to buy it. I havenít bought any new books on this tour. Yet. I have a feeling I will succumb to the temptation before too long even though I already have plenty to read. I just canít help it. Iím a hoarder. I collect things. Collectible figures. Video games. Vinyl records. Books. I just canít help myself. I have a dozen or so books on my shelves that I have yet to read but I canít seem to stop myself from continually buying more. It must be genetic because my mom probably has an entire bookcase of books sheís never read. Iíll get around to it eventually Iím sure. Maybe. One of the other great things about tour though is that allows me much more time to read than I usually have. So thatís good at least.

Iím really hoping that weíll have a day off with no driving soon. The Nightmare on Elm Street remake comes out on Friday and I desperately want to see it. Even more so than Iron Man 2. Iím sure Iron Man will be better but I canít help where my allegiances lie. I do so love me my horror movies. And besides, Iím a diehard DC fanboy so I die a little inside whenever I watch a Marvel movie. I have a pretty strong feeling that Nightmare will be rather bad judging by how the recent horror remakes have gone but I could be pleasantly surprised. That Jackie Earle (Rorschach) Haley is gonna make a great Freddy at the very least. I mean hell, did you see how creepy he was in Shutter Island?! So, everyone keep your fingers crossed that its good cause I really, really hope it is. If I do get a chance to see it, youíll know. Just follow us on Twitter. @Pensivemusic. Seriously, you really should. If you donít have a Twitter yet, get one. And follow Pensive. And @GeoffJohns0. And @God_Damn_Batman. Youíll find all sorts of fun fun fun super fun action fun on the Pensive Twitter feed courtesy of me and my insanity.

I think its about time to wrap things up for this week. Sorry I was so late but, well, I have no excuse. I was bad. Iím sorry. As promised, I shall leave you with 50-26 of my Top 100 Albums of the Decade list. The more I think about it, the more I realize I could probably spend an eternity moving albums up and down the list and never be satisfied. Youíll just have to accept that itís a rough draft and shall always remain that way. And just because an album ainít on the list doesnít mean it doesnít own a special place in my heart. There was a ton of albums I had to cut that I wanted to be on the list but there just wasnít the room. Sad times. Letís get listing it up, yeah?

50. Gatsbyís American Dream - Volcano
49. Denver Harbor - Scenic
48. Northstar - Pollyanna
47. Circa Survive - Juturna
46. Eisley - Room Noises
45. Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
44. Coheed & Cambria - In Keeping Secrets
43. Third Eye Blind - Out of the Vein
42. The Ataris - End is Forever
41. Thrice - Air
40. Dashboard Confessional - So Impossible
39. New Found Glory - Coming Home
38. Noise Ratchet - ĎTill We Have Faces
37. Matchbook Romance - Voices
36. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
35. The End - Elementary
34. Blindside - About a Burning Fire
33. Lit - Atomic
32. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
31. Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
30. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
29. Pelican - The Fire in our Throats will Beckon the Thaw
28. New Found Glory - Sticks & Stones
27. Thursday - A City by the Light Divided
26. Hey Mercedes - Loses Control

He Who Walks Behind the Corn

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