Guest Post: Maybe Someday We'll Be Smarter

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Hi She is Sara readers! This is Stephanie from Maybe Someday We'll Be Smarter and I'm guest posting while Sara is having fun on her vacation. When asked to write a guest post, I was thinking about what I should write when Sara suggested I write about my favorite band Jimmy Eat World. After all, they are the reason why my blog has one of the longest titles ever.


I've been a fan of theirs for the past 10 years and since their music has helped me through good times an bad. I remember after a breakup, I had their album Futures on repeat. Or when I need that jolt of inspiration and ecouragement, I would listen to their song "A Praise Chorus." That's what your favorite band does to you, they help convey your emotions through their music. 


They are also underdogs. After being dropped by their label Capitol in 2000, instead of giving up they kept going. As shown in their live-concert/documentary film Believe in What You Want, they kept with touring and writing new music while also recording their breakthrough album Bleed American (which would later be re-named Jimmy Eat World after 9/11) without any major label help. Funnily enough when their album started gaining buzz amongst the record labels, their old label offered them a deal, which of course they didn't take.

These are one of the many reasons why I love this band so much. I've seen them 5 times, have all of their albums aside from a few b-sides, and they are the top band I listen to overall on my last.fm account. I'll be devastated when they decide to stop putting out music.

But that won't be anytime soon, they plan on going back to the studio later this year, so I leave you with some of my other favorite Jimmy Eat World videos.

The song from where my blog title came from...
 

They wrote this song in honor of Mykel and Carli Allen, sisters and Weezer's biggest fans who who died in a car accident on the way home form a Weezer concert.






What is your favorite band/artist of all time?

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  1. nice blog and really beautiful pictures. I like it <3

    Lisa from lebeberlin.net

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  2. Great post. I wasn't familiar with this group and you made me want to check them out. Thanks for that.

    I've been enjoying music for five decades so it's hard to pick a favorite. Okay, here goes... and this is going to surprise people... my favorite is Lady Sovereign, a tiny female rapper from England. She's spunky and irreverent and her music rocks.

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  3. very nice post i like ur pictures and videos ...............
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  4. Don't know much about them but I do now after reading this post :)

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  5. I do enjoy this band...for a while now. Thanks for the info! I'm still a fan of Social Distortion.

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  6. This is such a cool post. Oh, I have to listen to THE DRUMS..just about everyday.

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  7. Really informative. I do like their music. At the moment, I'm getting into Johnny Flynn's folk.

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  8. Awesome band! Sea Wolf is one of my favorites.

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  9. Haha, oh Jimmy Eat World...wow...that brings me back...

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  10. awww how really nice. My husband went to see them play in 1999 around their Clarity album release I think (there were only about 40 people there). We lived on that album especially in our first days as a couple in 2000 and it's still a favorite. I love it. I'm getting old.

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  11. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.And watch-out folks for Irene if you live in the east coast. Richard from Amish Stories.

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Talk nerdy to me.