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  • SarahSaysRawr said:
    I love you guys! Hayley Williams you're an Idol to me. :) Jun 12
  • Alice Joan said:
    I like it May 28
  • Ben Lapp said:
    Paramore just has so much to love. If you are looking for more music like this, my band just released a single! Download it for FREE and tell us what you think! http://www.purevolume.com/FromTheDustBand Apr 30
  • andy said:
    Im still into you hayley williams Apr 26
  • Dominique said:
    Hayley Williams is way way way GORGEOUS! .. My music sounds nothing like these guys but if your interested come and check it out! http://www.purevolume.com/SvenMiles76232 Apr 26
  • Parawhore Boss said:
    Catch-22 Review Published in 1961, Joseph Heller's Catch-22 still remains one of the most original fictional novels today. Most of the action in Catch-22 is based off of Joseph Heller's experiences as a young officer and bombardier stationed on Corsica, an island off the west coast of Italy, with the Army Air Forces in 1944, giving the novel a realistic historical atmosphere. Catch-22 laughs at the absurdity of bureaucracies by containing satirical humor and cynical elements to show how nonsense some rules that were made to control people are and how self-centered people can be for making them. For example, the law of Catch-22 in the novel states that a bomb pilot can be grounded for release only if they are too insane to fly. First to be grounded, one must ask to be. But if they ask to be grounded for insanity, they have proven their sanity for not wanting to endanger the lives of other men by flying while insane. Thus, they cannot be grounded. The purpose of this law is to keep the men flying missions instead of sending them home. This is just one of the many logic circles that are seen throughout the novel. XXXXXA unique trait about this novel is that it does not have a regular narrative flow. Instead of having a sequence of events in a certain order, it is written in a randomly disjointed way containing flashbacks, repetitive dialogue, recalling of anecdotes, and other clues that allow the reader to piece together various parts of the story. Major themes that are prevalent throughout Catch-22 are distortion of justice, insanity, greed, personal integrity, inevitability of death, passivity of one's surroundings, hunger for power, and the concept of Catch-22 itself. These major themes are very effective in making Catch-22 stand out as a novel. A powerful anti-war novel, it shows the appalling fact that no one really ever stops to question why war has to take place and the mindless obedience of the military men who are forced to risk their lives. XXXXThe story of Catch-22 takes place near the end of World War II on a small island, Pianosa, off the coast of Italy. Since Joseph Heller was a bombardier himself in World War II, it is possible to relate the main protagonist of the story, Yossarian, to him. Captain John Yossarian is a twenty-eight year old Assyrian lead bombardier for an American bomber squadron. Even though he is the protagonist, he is an anti-hero rather than the traditional hero in novels. Living in paranoia during the war, he fears that everyone is out to kill him. An internal conflict that is evident throughout the novel is his fear of death; he avoids heroic acts because those are the ones that endanger his life most. A great deal of his time in active combat duty is spent avoiding the war. A major external conflict of the story is that the war is accepted as though it is natural and nearly everyone tries to ignore it or revels in fighting it, without really thinking about it. It is only Yossarian who realizes that he should not have to die in the war and since he will not quietly accept his fate, people accuse him of being crazy even though he seems to be the only sane one. XXXXXI consider myself to be a pretty big bookworm for my age and in all my years of going on blind dates with the fiction section at the library, I have never came across a book that was quite like Catch-22. The writing style of the novel is filled with paradoxical sentences, comedic logic circles, and verbal ironies that can become confusing but it really made me think. It is pretty repetitive and a bit circular with the dialogue and that made it become monotonous at times. However, aside from the minor frustration from having to reread passages to understand what was going on, I actually enjoyed the novel. I thoroughly appreciated the satirical and witty humor from the author's diction. Joseph Heller's novel touched on issues like the destructiveness of warfare and the brutal unfairness of bureaucracies that dehumanizes people. Both of those issues made me feel a bit sympathetic towards the characters in the novel who have to endure being in the military during wartime. Catch-22 can be a complex novel for the average reader, so I would suggest it to those with a higher reading level in order to fully enjoy it. Readers who are young adults or older would be most ideal since there are many sexual references regarding prostitution throughout the novel that might not be appropriate for a younger audience. All in all, Catch-22 is a nice catch of a book. I think people should give it a chance if they are up for a cognitive challenge because they most likely will not ever read anything like it. Apr 22
  • Parawhore Boss said:
    A famous anti-war novel known for its black humor and satirical wit, Joseph Heller's Catch-22 proves to be an original and outstanding work of literature. Although placed in the top 100 English language modern novels by TIME, Catch-22 was not universally received and had gotten negative critical reviews during its initial release in 1961. Heller, a former Penn State professor, was born on May 1, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and served as a pilot in World War II. His experiences in the Air Force became the basis for writing Catch-22 in 1953. Joseph Heller's Catch-22 conveys the theme that the system of bureaucracies can be flawed with the ability to have absolute power and authority since they can abuse it to make futile and illogical decisions for their own selfish demands. XXXXXXXA full colonel, Cathcart is a conceited group commander and is obsessed with becoming a general. At such, he does whatever it takes to please his superiors—by volunteering his men for dangerous assignments and constantly raising the number of missions required to complete a tour of duty. This becomes the central source of Yossarian’s struggle against the corruption within the military bureaucracy. The men find themselves in a continual futile scramble knowing “from bitter experience” that Cathcart could extend the number of missions higher at any time (Heller 27). Cathcart’s corruption is evident in the sense of pride and satisfaction that he apparently gets from doing it (Heller 53). Cathcart’s reckless decisions show that he abuses the power he possesses over another man's mortality that results in the lack of care for their lives. Later on when Kid Sampson and McWatt both die, Cathcart is “so upset” by their deaths that he “raise(s) the number of missions to sixty-five” (Heller 339). Cathcart’s priorities are completely skewed from what a colonel’s should be: he has absolutely no concern for the fate of his men, or even his own army, and is instead focused solely on his own blind climb to a higher rank. XXXXXIn chapter eight, Lieutenant Scheisskopf interrogates Clevinger, who is charged for misconduct. During the trial, he will not let Clevinger state his innocence because he is too busy correcting Clevinger’s way of speaking. "The case against Clevinger was open and shut. The only thing missing was something to charge him with" (Heller 71). This shows that because of the superiors' animosity towards Clevinger, they are able to carry out absurd accusations against him for their own personal conflicts, just because they have the power to. Furthermore, the trial is not fair since, XXXXAs a member of the Action Board, Lieutenant Scheisskopf was one of the judges who would weigh the merits of the case against Clevinger as presented by the prosecutor. Lieutenant Scheisskopf was also the prosecutor. Clevinger had an officer defending him. The officer defending him was Lieutenant Scheisskopf (Heller 75). Allowing the same officer to be the judge, the prosecutor, and the defender in a trial shows how corrupted the military system is and how easy it is for someone with power to carry out ridiculous attacks against helpless individuals for their own sake. XXXXXXA similar situation occurred in chapter thirty-six when the chaplain is taken into a cellar and accused of a serious crime with no explanation of the charges against him—the men interrogating him do not know themselves what the crime is but they hope to find out from the chaplain. "Chaplain," he [one of his captors] continued, looking up, "we accuse you also of the commission of crimes and infractions we don't even know about yet" (Heller 386). The chaplain is harshly questioned about matters that seem insignificant. They accuse him of not being Baptist, of being Washington Irving, of stealing a plum tomato from Colonel Cathcart, of trying to unload a hot tomato on Colonel Korn, of not believing in God, and of opposing Sergeant Whitcomb's idea to send out form letters of condolences to the families of the twelve men who died. When the chaplain tries to defend himself, he is accused of lying. In the end, he is found guilty simply because he was accused. The illogical nature of the chaplain’s interrogation shows just how powerful the government is if they are able to declare someone guilty with lack of evidence and reason. XXXThe situations in Catch-22 shows how unfair a bureaucracy can be when possessing power over individuals who are unable to fight against it. It is effective in demonstrating the full amount of power a bureaucracy has by allowing them to get away with absurd situations that are irrational, simply because they can and no one can question their reasoning. Colonel Cathcart can repeatedly raise the number of required missions, much to the dismay of the men (whom he ignores), because he wants to please his superiors. Clevinger and the chaplain are charged and frustratingly accused of crimes that they did not do, just because their superiors wanted to make trouble for them. In Joseph Heller's Catch-22, the theme demonstrated is that bureaucracies are flawed as the ability to have absolute power can be abused to make futile and illogical decisions for those who only use them for selfish purposes. Apr 22
  • Parawhore Boss said:
    A famous anti-war novel known for its black humor and satirical wit, Joseph Heller's Catch-22 proves to be an original and outstanding work of literature. Although placed in the top 100 English language modern novels by TIME, Catch-22 was not universally received and had gotten negative critical reviews during its initial release in 1961. Heller, a former Penn State professor, was born on May 1, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and served as a pilot in World War II. His experiences in the Air Force became the basis for writing Catch-22 in 1953. Joseph Heller's Catch-22 conveys the theme that the system of bureaucracies can be flawed with the ability to have absolute power and authority since they can abuse it to make futile and illogical decisions for their own selfish demands. A full colonel, Cathcart is a conceited group commander and is obsessed with becoming a general. At such, he does whatever it takes to please his superiors—by volunteering his men for dangerous assignments and constantly raising the number of missions required to complete a tour of duty. This becomes the central source of Yossarian’s struggle against the corruption within the military bureaucracy. The men find themselves in a continual futile scramble knowing “from bitter experience” that Cathcart could extend the number of missions higher at any time (Heller 27). Cathcart’s corruption is evident in the sense of pride and satisfaction that he apparently gets from doing it (Heller 53). Cathcart’s reckless decisions show that he abuses the power he possesses over another man's mortality that results in the lack of care for their lives. Later on when Kid Sampson and McWatt both die, Cathcart is “so upset” by their deaths that he “raise(s) the number of missions to sixty-five” (Heller 339). Cathcart’s priorities are completely skewed from what a colonel’s should be: he has absolutely no concern for the fate of his men, or even his own army, and is instead focused solely on his own blind climb to a higher rank. In chapter eight, Lieutenant Scheisskopf interrogates Clevinger, who is charged for misconduct. During the trial, he will not let Clevinger state his innocence because he is too busy correcting Clevinger’s way of speaking. "The case against Clevinger was open and shut. The only thing missing was something to charge him with" (Heller 71). This shows that because of the superiors' animosity towards Clevinger, they are able to carry out absurd accusations against him for their own personal conflicts, just because they have the power to. Furthermore, the trial is not fair since, As a member of the Action Board, Lieutenant Scheisskopf was one of the judges who would weigh the merits of the case against Clevinger as presented by the prosecutor. Lieutenant Scheisskopf was also the prosecutor. Clevinger had an officer defending him. The officer defending him was Lieutenant Scheisskopf (Heller 75). Allowing the same officer to be the judge, the prosecutor, and the defender in a trial shows how corrupted the military system is and how easy it is for someone with power to carry out ridiculous attacks against helpless individuals for their own sake. A similar situation occurred in chapter thirty-six when the chaplain is taken into a cellar and accused of a serious crime with no explanation of the charges against him—the men interrogating him do not know themselves what the crime is but they hope to find out from the chaplain. "Chaplain," he [one of his captors] continued, looking up, "we accuse you also of the commission of crimes and infractions we don't even know about yet" (Heller 386). The chaplain is harshly questioned about matters that seem insignificant. They accuse him of not being Baptist, of being Washington Irving, of stealing a plum tomato from Colonel Cathcart, of trying to unload a hot tomato on Colonel Korn, of not believing in God, and of opposing Sergeant Whitcomb's idea to send out form letters of condolences to the families of the twelve men who died. When the chaplain tries to defend himself, he is accused of lying. In the end, he is found guilty simply because he was accused. The illogical nature of the chaplain’s interrogation shows just how powerful the government is if they are able to declare someone guilty with lack of evidence and reason. The situations in Catch-22 shows how unfair a bureaucracy can be when possessing power over individuals who are unable to fight against it. It is effective in demonstrating the full amount of power a bureaucracy has by allowing them to get away with absurd situations that are irrational, simply because they can and no one can question their reasoning. Colonel Cathcart can repeatedly raise the number of required missions, much to the dismay of the men (whom he ignores), because he wants to please his superiors. Clevinger and the chaplain are charged and frustratingly accused of crimes that they did not do, just because their superiors wanted to make trouble for them. In Joseph Heller's Catch-22, the theme demonstrated is that bureaucracies are flawed as the ability to have absolute power can be abused to make futile and illogical decisions for those who only use them for selfish purposes. Apr 22
  • Cat said:
    woo paramore ughhhhhh wish someone would pay me as much attention im just as good at writing songs hahahaha check it out www.minicattt.tumblr.com and click my shitty lyrics x Apr 18
  • brent said:
    wow paramore is still updating their account here in purevolume. i love paramore :) Apr 11
  • Bree Vee said:
    sooooooooooo stoked for PARAMORES new album... been listening to it all day on thier website and i cant wait for the ninth! Apr 03
  • Mightyjoejon said:
    Just posted my new 3 song acoustic Ep!!! Come check it out fans of Rock/Pop-Punk! http://www.purevolume.com/Drowninginyourwake Mar 17
  • Ryan said:
    Hey everyone! My names Ryan Tapert, I used to play drums in the band This Providence. We toured with Paramore 3 times between 2006-2007. I have a new band called Sight vs. Sound and we would love it if you came and checked out our music here www.purevolume.com/sightvsound. We also have a kickstarter where we are raising funds to record our new ep. To check it out and donate go here. Thanks! www.kickstarter.com/profiles/sightvsound/sight-vs-sound-ep Feb 13
  • Jake Toscano said:
    Hi! If you like acoustic alternative music and artists like Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Ben Howard, and want to hear something new, check out The Overnighters at www.purevolume.com/TheOvernighters Feb 10
  • LastAutumn! said:
    Hey there! My name's Tristen, I'm 16, and I'm an acoustic/pop-punk/indie artist called TheLastAutumn. Anyway, I took a 5 or 6 month break, and I just released my new song tonight called Neck Of The Woods, and it'd be awesome if you could check it out! Thanks ! http://www.purevolume.com/new/LastAutumn Feb 06
  • Timothy Upai Lindris said:
    Hope I can make it to your concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Feb 05
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    http://musicdompub.blogspot.com/2013/02/paramore.html Feb 01
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