Category Archives: Plum’s All-Time Favourite

*NEW* blink-182 – Neighborhoods

Here is the new Blink-182 album.. which I think is a true masterpiece. The guys still have it! I have declared this my 3rd favourite album of all time. (after Blink’s ‘Dude Ranch’, and Magic Man’s ‘Real Life Color‘)

Here are the songs — I’ll write some notes on the songs later when I get a chance — but enjoy the tunes in the meanwhile!

Also – go buy the CD when its available in about a week!! 🙂

blink-182 – Ghost on the Dancefloor

blink-182 – Natives

blink-182 – Up All Night

blink-182 – After Midnight

blink-182 – Snake Charmer

blink-182 – Hearts All Gone Interlude

blink-182 – Hearts All Gone

blink-182 – Wishing Well

blink-182 – Kaleidoscope

blink-182 – This is Home

blink-182 – MH-4-18-2011

blink-182 – Love Is Dangerous

blink-182 – Fighting the Gravity

blink-182 – Even if She Falls

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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Plum's All-Time Favourite, Rock


Oh No! More Yoko!.. i mean.. YES!!!!!

If you made a blunder and missed my first post about this amazing band from British Columbia – Oh No! Yoko! – well here’s your chance to listen to two of their older songs.. PLUS a bonus, I will re-link you with my previous post so you can get ALL caught up.. HERE. How nice is that?

Also, October 14th they are playing in Toronto! And I’m going! Let me know if you wanna join.

They are one of my favourite bands now. They are awesome.

Oh No! Yoko – Courtyard! Bankrupt!

Oh No! Yoko – Deer in Japan

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Posted by on September 12, 2011 in Indie, Plum's All-Time Favourite, Rock


Where the Wild Things are.. and were..

Ok, the big epic 2-day move is over and life returns to normalcy. Sigh of relief.

Here’s some music I think some of you might have missed over the past month. Fresh music to come this weekend!

Germany Germany (feel good hyper pop)

Red Wire Black Wire (electro-pop)

Random Mix of goodness (from car-ride with Magic Man to their show in Philly)

Naked&Famous and Winter Gloves concert review (synthy pop-rock)

ok fine, here’s a song for this post and this post only.

It’s my fav song by this awesome indie band called Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot – Can you Tell



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Posted by on September 2, 2011 in Indie, Plum's All-Time Favourite


Tokyo Police Club’s new project – Day #1 (Moby upgrade)

Tokyo Police Club

They are already an insanely amazing and talented and Candadian band.. what more could they possibly do??!?!?!  Well they’ve started a new project for us! They’re calling the whole thing 10 Songs, 10 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Years. Every day for the next 10 days, the band will enter Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles to rehearse a new tune for 10 hours, which will then be recorded for premiere the following day.

Here’s what the Torontonians cranked out today :

Tokyo Police Club – South Side (cover of Moby Feat. Gwen Steffani)


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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Indie, Plum's All-Time Favourite


Run with the Kittens .. cuz that’s what we do in T.O.

Here are a few songs from my favourite Torontonian band – Run With The Kittens. They are FUN and WILD and CRAZY wicked. I try to see them every time I am back in the T.O. and have tried to get them down to Boston about a dozen times.. sigh… ENJOY!

Warning : this post contains harder rock than usual!!


Run with the Kittens – Blue Flame (dance and go crazy!)

Run with the Kittens – Live Forever (my favourite song by the Kittens — i love the bass solo, especially LIVE!!)

Run with the Kittens – M.L.B. (this song is better than the real M.L.B)

Run with the Kittens – Ricky Martin Shake Your Boobies in my Face (how awesome is this title? 🙂

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Plum's All-Time Favourite, Rock


Concert review : Manchester Orchestra, My Chemical Romance & *BLINK-182*!!

I had the chance to drive just an hour south to see my favourites, Blink-182, rock their faces off at the Comcast Center. It poured rain on us, torrentially, for 3 hours.. and took another 3 hours to drive home in some of the worst conditions I’ve ever seen on the roads.. but it was all worth. It always will be.

The Openers-Opener : Manchester Orchestra

A fun indie-rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that is just now making a few waves in the music scene. They just released their 3rd full length album “Simple Math”, which I find an enjoyable listen, but no songs really jump out at me. In case you are wondering, the bands name honours the city of Manchester, UK for having provided bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, New Order, amongst others.

I only caught the last few songs of their set, but thought they rocked the house and sounded great live — even had a few people dancing up front — which is always a good sign for the opening band for the opener!

Manchester Orchestra – The Neighborhood is Bleeding

The Opener : My Chemical Romance

I never really got into these guys, except for their two catchy singles like a decade ago (Thank You for the Venom (below) and Helena), but kind of laughed at the thought of actually seeing them live. The crowed definitely loved them and I even thought there were more fans singing along to the MCR set, rather than Blink’s, which I found surprising. The song ‘Planetary’ (below) was by far the most fun song they played, that had everyone jumping up and down. The rest was kind of ‘enh’ since the sound didn’t really carry well — and all the songs sounded more or less the same LOUD NOISE. Below are two of their songs I do certify:

My Chemical Romance – Planetary

My Chemical Romance – Thank You For the Venom

The Headliner : Blink-182

I won’t write a lot about Blink-182 since I know many of you have heard me tell the stories incessantly over the years. Here is a brief history though that I think would help some of you understand why and how Blink-182 is still around. 🙂

1992 – 2003 : Blink-182 are kings of pop-punk with albums Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Take Your Pants off and Jacket and Mark,Tom and Travis show.

2004 : Tom and Mark (the singers) start to have a rift in the band, often thought of to be Tom wanting to have greater control of the band, the sound and how they made music. Tom informs his best friend Mark, via their manager, that Tom is quitting the band.

2005 : Tom starts his new band,  Angels&Airwaves, and releases a pretty solid album, including a few songs directing his anger at Mark/Travis.

2005 : Mark/Travis start their own band called (+44) and also release a very solid album – a few songs also containing some pretty harsh towards towards Tom.

2005 – 2008 : Mark/Travis do not speak at all with Tom. They hate each other.  Both bands continue to sing about their hatred and hurt towards each other.

2008 : Drummer Travis Barker gets in a plane crash with his best friend DJ AM, as well as a dozen other passengers on board. Travis and DJ AM are the only two survivors. Tom realizes that hating his two best friends is silly, and they start talking again.

2008 : Blink-182 announce they are going to start making music again.

2009 : Bryan sees Blink-182 at their reunion tour at Madison Square Garden in NYC with Vanessa Sacco!

2011 : Blink-182 release first new songs/album since 2003. Hooray!

P.S. Their show was awesome. Sure it was all their greatest hits and I would’ve LOVED to have heard more of the other stuff, but it’s always great to sing my heart out and remember the times in my life when I listened to each of the songs on repeat. The guys are still the same on stage as they always have been — but I notice that Tom hasn’t been the same since the band got back together.. which makes me think that one reason he really came back to  Blink-182 was for the mullah. Regardless, Blink-182 is back.. and this means more amazing music from a band that everyone will forever associate with Bryan Plummer.

You can hear their two new songs in my previous posts HERE and HERE.

One thing I think Blink-182 are AMAZING at, is selecting opening songs on their records. Here are the 4 opening songs from Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State and Take Your Pants off (in order). Enjoy!

Blink-182 – Carousel

Blink-182 – Pathetic

Blink-182 – Dumpweed

Blink-182 – Anthem Part 2


Magic Man LIVE LIVE LIVE doing magic things

An AMAZING video from my favourite band of all time, Magic Man, performing ‘Polygons’.

It sounds and looks unreallllllll!!!!! Can’t wait til the next SHOWWWW!

Video courtesy of Foley Dan(?!)


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Posted by on August 5, 2011 in Plum's All-Time Favourite

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