As some of you might know (or not, if you don’t read this non-sense), I am really-really in love with the work of Tom DeLonge.
Better know as the wacky dude from Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves, he is a real mastermind when it comes to music. Not particularily singing said music, but the whole concept and his whole work in this field is pure genius and raw talent. Of course, I know people who get really annoyed by him and his squeaky voice, but I can’t help but love it and I won’t justify my musical choices.
I must admit that, even though I was a big fan of Blink 182 in my angsty days (what can you do in highschool but listen to Blink 182?), I really love the work of Angels & Airwaves. Don’t get me wrong, I was sad when Blink broke up. I was uber-happy when they got together and recorded Neighborhoods. I really loved their last 2 albums. But I can relate more to AVA. I feel that their songs have a specific poetry, that belongs to AVA-Tom, and that, even though he made efforts to include said poetry into the latest Blink album, it is simply not there.
Wait, this review goes off track. I wasn’t planning talking about AVA and Blink and childhood obsessions of a wannabe poet (that’s me).
AVa does not have many videos out there, so I appreciate the hell out of fans with means and love for the band, who create videos that can relate to their beautiful songs, without being tacky, without ruining the magic.
Here comes SlideshowArt. This is a YouTube channel I subscribed over a year ago. Maybe two? I can’t really remember.
These guys have put together little films along the music of Angels & Airwaves and Blink, but they cover other bands too (Incubus, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, to name just a few). I would sit and watch Clever Love and Soul Survivor and All That You Are for hours, without blinking (pun intended).