lindsay taylor.

i let the music speak for the words in which i cannot say. i wear my heart on my sleeve and don't let people in at the same time. i'll be the best friend you've ever had. or i won't be your friend at all. laughter really is the best medicine.

April 9, 2013 2:58 am
Of course I bought the new album already. #Paramore #4thAlbum #NewMusicTuesday

Of course I bought the new album already. #Paramore #4thAlbum #NewMusicTuesday

August 16, 2012 5:03 pm
I did a fancy little review of the show on Tuesday at The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA.
Yep, I was one of the lucky ones to have witnessed the awesomeness.. 
Read and share on Parafamily —>  Paramore Rocks The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA

I did a fancy little review of the show on Tuesday at The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA.

Yep, I was one of the lucky ones to have witnessed the awesomeness.. 

Read and share on Parafamily —>  Paramore Rocks The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA

August 14, 2012 7:08 pm
Tonight! #Paramore #ParamoreInPamona #LiveMusic  (Taken with Instagram)

Tonight! #Paramore #ParamoreInPamona #LiveMusic (Taken with Instagram)

August 1, 2012 11:19 pm

super dope fan made video. getting soooo stoked for paramore live in 2 weeks and the 4th album! 

July 3, 2012 1:01 pm
Paramore In The Studio: Oh glory.

paramore:

When I was 17, I started writing lyrics to a song that would later be called “Let The Flames Begin”. It was on our sophomore album, RIOT! I never felt like it really sounded as meaningful on record as it seemed when we played it live. Over the years, we added on and added on to it. Not only is it…

this is precisely why “Let The Flames Begin” changed my perspective on life and I eventually got this tattoo to signify its importance to me…its importance to everyone who is searching for the “weakness [that] is our strength”

ugh.. didn’t think I could love Paramore/Hayley more… but I do… for this… this is all I need to believe in anything..

July 2, 2012 12:23 pm

fueledbyramen:

Paramore: Emergency (Crab Mix)

This week’s Sunday Night Music Club post is the first song on the very hard-to-find The Summer Tic EP from Paramore. This is the Crab Mix of the band’s song ‘Emergency’ which originally appeared on All We Know Is Falling. The alternate version features screams by Josh Farro more in line with how the band performed the song live around that time.

It’s really not your fault
When no one cares to talk about it

If you weren’t lucky enough to get a copy of The Summer Tic EP from the band on the 2006 Warped Tour (or eBay over the last couple years), here’s your chance to hear the song.

Which version of ‘Emergency’ do you prefer?

While Josh screaming in parts makes for an epic remix, I think the album version fits more with the album in its entirety. The only other track with Josh screaming is “My Heart” which closes out the album. For Emergency to be heavier like this, they’d need to incorporate more throughout the record, otherwise it seems out of place.. I also HATE when he screams during the vocal breakdown.. it ruins the vulnerability in the song at that moment…

My vote is album version… but this one is still legit.. Paramore can do no wrong.

June 9, 2012 5:54 pm
@Paramore came on TV at #CocaCola world in #Vegas. Yee. #Paramore #ThatsWhatYouGet (Taken with Instagram)

@Paramore came on TV at #CocaCola world in #Vegas. Yee. #Paramore #ThatsWhatYouGet (Taken with Instagram)

June 1, 2012 6:29 pm

yep, I’ll come back and watch this over and over too. 

6:27 pm

posting this so I can come back to it later a revel in its greatness.. saw this set in San Diego.. It was a bitch getting out of work and making it in time.. worth every single frustration. 

Paramore forevermore 

May 2, 2012 1:40 pm
sunnycitychronicles:

When I was 21 my Grandpa (my dad’s dad) died. Almost a year to the date later, my dad unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest and passed away without a blink of the eye. This was February 11th, 2009 and I was only 22-years-old. I was at my San Diego home when my brother called me and told me I had to come home. At first I thought he was joking. I mean, why else would he call me telling me to drop everything, grab my dog and drive home… Then I heard my mom in the background telling me to call my work and tell them I wouldn’t be there, just come home, we’ll explain when you get here…
That was the phone call that changed my life forever.
So I grabbed a few things, my puppy and headed out for the hour and a half drive of painstaking mystery… what was wrong? What if it was my other brother, I didn’t hear his voice? No… it couldn’t be my dad… could it?
Who was there for me for what seemed to be the longest drive of my life?—Paramore.
I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the cold hard truth. The passion in Hayley’s vocals as she sang lines like “somewhere weakness is our strength / and I’ll die searching for it” are the moments that kept me driving… that kept me sane… that kept me alive.
Less than a year later I lost my uncle on my mom’s side, my mom lost the house we all grew up in - the house my father built - and my childhood dog passed… Needless to say, “weak” was an understatement to the downward spiral that had become my life… but somewhere, in the midst of all that had overshadowed my happiness, weakness became my strength.. That line will forever be the anthem to all of life’s injustices, yours and mine alike. “Let The Flames Begin” is the power anthem of my growth. Who I was and who I am becoming. And for that I am forever grateful to this band. This band that stuck together through their own struggles and weaknesses. This band that has never forgotten their fans sticking by them every step of the way. This band that is determined to change a life with as little as a single lyric.
Over the past 8-or-so years of Paramore soundtracking my life, they have always been there. I owe a lot to the songs that they have created—the songs that can change my mood with a single listen.
So this is my tribute to them…the real Paramore. The three that stand so strong while facing their ‘monsters’ and staring weakness in the face. Because…
Somewhere weakness is our strength. And I’ll die searching for it.
To Hayley, Jeremy and Taylor… thank you.
- Lindsay
Tattoo details: Paramore design from their shirt for the song “Monster” I just loved the stance they are in.. strong. fearless. the trio… 
The font for “Somewhere weakness is our strength” is inspired by the album artwork for Riot! that “Let The Flames Begin” is on.
Done at Dreams In Ink Tattoo in Moreno Valley, CA by Jason. 

paramore… forever more… yes this is my story ^

sunnycitychronicles:

When I was 21 my Grandpa (my dad’s dad) died. Almost a year to the date later, my dad unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest and passed away without a blink of the eye. This was February 11th, 2009 and I was only 22-years-old. I was at my San Diego home when my brother called me and told me I had to come home. At first I thought he was joking. I mean, why else would he call me telling me to drop everything, grab my dog and drive home… Then I heard my mom in the background telling me to call my work and tell them I wouldn’t be there, just come home, we’ll explain when you get here…

That was the phone call that changed my life forever.

So I grabbed a few things, my puppy and headed out for the hour and a half drive of painstaking mystery… what was wrong? What if it was my other brother, I didn’t hear his voice? No… it couldn’t be my dad… could it?

Who was there for me for what seemed to be the longest drive of my life?—Paramore.

I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the cold hard truth. The passion in Hayley’s vocals as she sang lines like “somewhere weakness is our strength / and I’ll die searching for it” are the moments that kept me driving… that kept me sane… that kept me alive.

Less than a year later I lost my uncle on my mom’s side, my mom lost the house we all grew up in - the house my father built - and my childhood dog passed… Needless to say, “weak” was an understatement to the downward spiral that had become my life… but somewhere, in the midst of all that had overshadowed my happiness, weakness became my strength.. That line will forever be the anthem to all of life’s injustices, yours and mine alike. “Let The Flames Begin” is the power anthem of my growth. Who I was and who I am becoming. And for that I am forever grateful to this band. This band that stuck together through their own struggles and weaknesses. This band that has never forgotten their fans sticking by them every step of the way. This band that is determined to change a life with as little as a single lyric.

Over the past 8-or-so years of Paramore soundtracking my life, they have always been there. I owe a lot to the songs that they have created—the songs that can change my mood with a single listen.

So this is my tribute to them…the real Paramore. The three that stand so strong while facing their ‘monsters’ and staring weakness in the face. Because…

Somewhere weakness is our strength. And I’ll die searching for it.

To Hayley, Jeremy and Taylor… thank you.

- Lindsay

Tattoo details: Paramore design from their shirt for the song “Monster” I just loved the stance they are in.. strong. fearless. the trio… 

The font for “Somewhere weakness is our strength” is inspired by the album artwork for Riot! that “Let The Flames Begin” is on.

Done at Dreams In Ink Tattoo in Moreno Valley, CA by Jason. 

paramore… forever more… yes this is my story ^

April 18, 2012 4:29 pm
Finally, an update from Paramore

It’s April… Honestly, I don’t believe how fast the months go by anymore. The older I get the faster time flies. The other day I was looking at my calendar from last year (which was, admittedly, a lot less full than I had hoped it would be…) and thinking of how I was dreading how slowly it might go by. I’ve never known what it’s like to be home for more than a few weeks at a time that absolutely nothing is going on. The only thing I could think about was if we could snap our fingers and make the 4th album happen so that the next time I looked up, we’d be back on a stage somewhere and not sitting around at home. But you can’t just make things like that happen. For something to be great, there has to be some kind of trial or some type of struggle that actually makes it special or valuable to you. Otherwise, anything could be easily taken for granted.

There’s no reason to lie about it, the first few months of writing were ridiculously draining and a lot more of a pain than a pleasure. It was supposed to be fun right? We made it all the way to this point to just struggle some more. So, you can probably imagine that when the flood gates burst this past January and inspiration started filling us up again, we were more than willing to let it take us wherever it wanted. We’ve written a lot of songs I never thought we would write. And we aren’t done yet! The writing will continue even as we enter the studio… Which, of course, is what I’m writing you about right now.

The guys and I went in to record a song for our 4th album about a week and a half ago. Except that we weren’t exactly sure how it was going to go or that the end result would be something we actually wanted to use, it was all very exciting. At the end of our time in the studio, it was clear to us that this was definitely right! So without delaying any longer, we would like to announce that our 4th album’s producer is Justin Meldal-Johnsen. And what the heck, we might as well tell you that the one song we recorded will be called “Daydreaming”. (It’s the one we “tweeted” about writing in a hotel room in LA back in Feb).

In case you can’t tell, we’re working on a pretty strange schedule, by our standards. There has never been so much time and care put into a Paramore album. Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right for this record. We cannot assure you it will be out this year. What we can tell you is that from now on, when we go in to create this thing, whether for a day at a time or for a month, you will be kept more informed. It is a total joy to make our fans/family a part of what we do because we couldn’t do it without you anyway.

Phew! It feels so good to get all that out there… Felt like I was going to word vomit on twitter or something if I didn’t write this soon.

The guys and I have been constantly amazed at the enthusiasm and excitement we’ve seen on fansites/blogs/in handwritten letters/and elsewhere. Again, we just want to say thank you for your patience and the way you’ve kept us hungry to make music and to play shows. This is a very incredible life to live and you have all been the best reminder of that.

See you around the internet, surfing Tumblr and Twitter and all that mess… But not Facebook. I don’t know how to use it.

Dispatching for Paramore,
Hayley

December 17, 2011 10:59 pm

10 Albums I Can’t Live Without

So I have this dream to write for a music magazine one day. SPIN, Alternative Press, and a new favorite I just discovered, American Songwriter, would all make do for fulfilling that dream. Speaking of American Songwriter, I just picked up my first issue and I must say it’s fantastic. Flipping through it page-by-page, admiring its silky contents ridden with Gibson ads and indie musicians, I came across an incredibly challenging page—“On My Death Bed, Ten Albums I Couldn’t Live Without.”

Challenge accepted. 

1. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

 

The only explanation I need for this album is… it’s Fleetwood Mac and it’s Rumours; but it also helps that I grew up to this album. My dad wanted to name me Stephanie Nicole and call me Stevie Nicks. My mom thus thought he was far too obsessed with the gypsy herself and compromised to name me Lindsay (traditional female spelling) after Mr. Buckingham. Long story short, Fleetwood Mac runs through my veins. 

2. Nirvana – Nevermind

 

All those ‘yokies’ trying to claim In Utero as Nirvana’s best album are downright ridiculous. Opening an album with a song that clearly defines a generation is argument enough to proclaim “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the gang as a clear winner on best Nirvana record. That’s not even mentioning “In Bloom,” “Lithium,” “Come As You Are,” and how can I forget, “Polly.” And if you were lucky enough to stick around for the hidden track “Endless, Nameless” you would probably be on my side of this argument and easily add it to your deathbed list as well. Thank you Nirvana for starting something so incredibly worth listening to—for starting a movement.

3. Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

 

This album just does it for me. Chris Carrabba is one of the reasons I fell in love with music. From his aesthetically beautiful voice accompanied by intrinsically profound lyrics and an acoustic guitar…sold.

4. Jeff Buckley – Grace

 

This is probably the most beautiful album ever made. Try it on vinyl and you won’t regret it. Jeff lived too short of a life for how incredible of an artist he was and will forever remain.

5. Ryan Adams – Love is Hell Part 1&2

OK, this is cheating a little - being two full albums and all - but part one is nothing without its better half. I searched for years to find this record on vinyl and a very good friend just recently surprised me with it. It’s infectious sound has officially made it one of the 10 albums I can’t live without.

6. Paramore – All We Know is Falling


I believe there are some arguments noting this as not one of Paramore’s better albums, but I wholeheartedly disagree. From the moment I heard “Pressure” on MTV in 2004, to seeing them perform “Emergency” at the 2005 Warped Tour, I knew it was fate; so whether their highly anticipated 2012 record is the best thing to grace the planet or they never make music again, I will be completely satisfied with All We Know is Falling. Although I must admit, I’ll miss “Let The Flames Begin” if I were to actually give up Riot! (my love for Riot! is here), it’s my favorite Paramore track for sure.

7. The Spill Canvas – Sunsets and Car Crashes

 

Life is hard – exceptionally hard if you ask me – and music has this incredible way of healing a tortured soul like mine. This album does that every time I hit the play button. I first heard it in the dorms at my alma mater, San Diego State, and I never looked back. Call me overdramatic, but Nick Thomas’ lyrics reach every depth of my soul and this record is the epitome of that. I feel so lucky to have heard this record, so of course it makes the list of albums I couldn’t live without. To my deathbed you go Mr. Thomas.

8. Lydia - Illuminate

Hard to choose just one of Lydia’s masterful works of art, but Illuminate pulls some really deep heartstrings. I had this one lonely road trip in a friend’s car – stocked with a wicked awesome stereo – and every minute of it was pleasantly welcomed with Leighton Antelman’s infectious voice, healing my open wounds and blissfully filling my ears with magic…pure magic.

9.  Bush – Sixteen Stone

 

Obviously their best album and one of my favorites to this date, Bush’s Sixteen Stone joins the Nirvana driven realm of 90s grunge—an incredibly underrated genre. This album has tracks that also define a generation – my generation – and will forever keep me musically satisfied, no, better yet, overwhelmed… in an amazing way.

10. Blink 182 – Dude Ranch

 

OK, don’t judge me. After all of the other artists and albums on this list, this one is comparably trash, but sometimes you just need that fun and reckless album to make your life complete, and this is that album for me. Blink 182 was the band the reigned my high school years—you know the years that define your adolescence. I can take a listen to any track on this album and vividly remember some of the best times of my life, all the while gaining a good laugh at its ridiculous lyrics and three chord riffs. That, my friends, is the recipe for a timeless record—great memories accompanied by a smile. Touché, crappy punk rock trio, you’ve got me hooked. And seriously, listen to Neighborhoods. I love this band and they only get better.

Well there you have it ladies and gents, the 10 albums of my life that are destined to ring through my ear buds on my deathbed (yes, I require headphones in while I die). Will this list change over the years? Probably, but for now I am pretty satisfied with it. What do you think? Or, better yet, what are the 10 albums you couldn’t live without?

November 25, 2011 9:25 pm 9:24 pm