Fuck amnesia. I wish that i could wake up with 5sos. Am i right or am i right
my seventeenth birthday is in a few weeks…and I’m actually kind of sad…i really like being sixteen
but if your sixteen you cant be the dancing queen
thank u little bread stick that made me feel better
this is the best thing to happen to one of my text posts
try to tell me this little shit isn’t the cutest thing ever
i dare u
He looks like he’s planning something evil
5 Seconds of Summer’s Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the ‘Perfect’ Band
5 Seconds of Summer couldn’t have asked for a more perfect few days. The Australian pop-punk quartet is atop the Billboard 200 this week with the chart’s third-largest opening of the year, and on Thursday they premiered the video for their latest single, “Amnesia.” Add a newly announced concert tour for 2015 and you could say things are looking good for Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin.
In this week’s Billboard, the guys open up about their DIY beginnings back in Sydney, the success of “She Looks So Perfect,” and the backlash they’ve been getting from pop-punk purists. “We’re so proud of the music we make — we love it — and we’re fearless,” says Irwin. “If anyone puts us down, we don’t care. Isn’t that somewhat punk — not giving a damn what people say?”
We’ll unleash the full cover story on Monday morning, but till then check out five things we learned about the fun-loving foursome.
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A DECENT PROPOSAL. After Hemmings snagged a “few views” for his 2011 YouTube cover of Mike Posner’s “Please Don’t Go,” his school chum Clifford approached with a simple best proposition. Hemmings recalls: “He came up to me at school and said, ‘Do you want to do one together and, like, maybe make a band or something?’”
NO FREE SKIVVIES, YET. As Billboard recently reported, a certain lyric — “She looks so perfect standing there/In my American Apparel underwear” — appears to have prompted a 10 percent boost in that retail chain’s sales of briefs. But despite the 5SOS-sized bulge in their bottom line, AA has yet to contact them. “No one at the company has even sent us an email,” says Hemmings with a smile. “They’re playing hard to get.”
THESE AUSSIES ARE ON A MISSION. The four guys of 5SOS hope to usher in a new wave of young rock bands. “If a kid picks up drumsticks because of our band, job done,” says Irwin. “Just to have guitars on the radio again is nice.”
GIRLS, GET YOUR DEMOS READY. Long-term plans for the band include branching out into A&R through Hi or Hey Records, the 5SOS imprint distributed by their label Capitol. “A girl version of us would be cool,” says Hemmings.
PUNK JUMPS? YEP. F-BOMBS? NOT SO MUCH. The band has made a few minor adjustments on their sold-out tour with One Direction. “We do punk jumps and all that,” says Irwin — but they’ve tempered their language to accommodate 1D’s decidedly younger fan base. “We just don’t ever say ‘f—’ onstage,” he says. “At our own show,” says Hemmings, “we talk a lot of shit.”
Return to Billboard.com on Monday morning for the full cover story.
THOSE SNEAKY LITTLE SHITS
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
This just changed me
best post ever