Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blink 182 - We're Getting Closeeeeeee

It seems that we keep getting closer and closer to a Blink 182 reunion.

I don't mean to get your hopes up, that is, at least no more than mine are today.

After Travis Barker's near fatal plane crash a few months back, the San Diego triplet reconciled as much as the needed to start talking again. All three members have stated that they are all speaking close to daily now, and rekindling the fire that they once had together as friends.

Now, let's not jump to conclusions. Blink went on indefinite hiatus in early 2005 as problems started to brew between band members: Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker.

But, the last 4-6 weeks have brought about hopeful statements from all three members of the pop-rock band. Mark Hoppus, vocalist and bassist has made numerous statements on his blog, speaking about Tom and their road back to becoming friends.

All this talk makes knots turn in my stomach with excitment and anticipation. Especially now more than ever.

Today, a PR statement released that the trio would be making an apperance as presenters to the 51st Grammy awards. This will be the bands first public apperance together since late 2004/early 2005.

Who knows what lies ahead for Blink. But, I'll tell you this much, one of the biggest influences and roles Blink had on everyone was the undisbutable friendship that the band stood for. Ballads and anthems about teen-angst, break ups, and the compainonship the three shared made Blink one of the easiest bands to connect with. Surely, if they were to reunite, friendship and comrodoity would have to ensue, but, I'm asking for more.

I don't want a reunion tour only. I want the band back, full-time, with new music. The band is young enough to keep chugging along making songs, they even stated that they felt the band dispersed in their prime. Let's be honest, we don't want a reunion show, we want a CD followed by a full fledged tour.

And finally we want to see that Blink 182's status no longer reads 1992-2005, but 1992-present.

Surely, that would make us all smile.


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