Today is National "Jonas Brothers Suck" Day. I think that implies that they don't suck every day of the year, so I have a problem with that. Like Valentine's Day...aren't you supposed to love your loved one every day of the year? Well, that wouldn't bring in as many guaranteed profits to jewelry and chocolate stores, so this holiday obviously isn't going to end. And why are we directing today on The Jonas Brothers? As if they're not like a million other "artists" on Disney that have come before them? They actually had a good song, "Love Bug." I think it's undeniably catchy and well-written. Not written by them, of course, but whoever wrote it did a good job. So why can't we direct a day on a band that has never written a good song and everyone still hypes about them? Like uhh...The Deftones...or Hinder. Nickelback has written a song that I like before, so I can't say anything about them with that classification set.
I hate going in circles about good bands/bad bands. I'm going to clear things up for you real quick, just so I don't have to repeat myself a million more times. This list is subject to change all of the time on both sides.
[Mostly undeniably] Good bands:
Propagandhi, Dillinger Four, Toys That Kill, Superdrag, The Hives, Alkaline Trio, ALL, Descendents, Dead to Me, Randy the Band, Sick of It All, H2O, NOFX, The Weakerthans, Against Me!, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Motion City Soundtrack, LeATHERMØUTH, Cloak/Dagger, Paint It Black, Bracket, Jets to Brazil, Jawbreaker, Bad Religion, American Steel, The Dwarves, Weezer, The Lawrence Arms, and Frenzal Rhomb.
[Almost always undeniably] Bad bands:
Nickelback, Hinder, The Grateful Dead, All Time Low, Avenged Sevenfold, 3Oh!3, Kill Hannah, Three Days Grace, Three Doors Down, The Deftones, The Jonas Brothers, Rascal Flatts, and Staind.
God, I went through the top artists on MySpace to find a lot of those. Disgusting how terrible the world's music taste is. Nickelback was fuckin second on indie label top artists. Does no one get it? There is really nothing that Nickelback offers that no other band does other than the same shitty song written a million times and played on the radio for you to not be able to avoid. Fuck them. Fuck the radio. Is this me saying that my music is better than anyone else's? No. Is this me saying that The Dwarves kick Three Days Grace's ass? Fuck yes.
Anyway, Tim and I got together today and wrote some songs and taught each other song stuff for our new band. I'm kind of very excited for certain aspects. I'm more excited about playing in Charles Town with I Forget tomorrow. We haven't played "out" for a long time. Here's something funny about rehearsal today. Alex was supposed to come over and play drums for us, but I realized last night that...I don't have a drumset here. Kind of a big detail I left out, but hey? What can you do when you don't connect the dots of "I wish I could play my drums, but they aren't here" and "I can't wait to rehearse with Timmy and Alex!"?
Anyway, about tomorrow, we're gonna tear some ass up! Got some new songs to play for the mofos of the world! By "some," I think I just mean "a." But it's super punk and we ARE playing a punk show, after all. The kids will eat this shit up. Especially when we start singing Beyonce and Destiny's Child songs in the middle of the song. Wooo! Yeah, we're pretty much amazing.
I don't know if we're opening or not...but I guess we'll see! I don't care if we do, because at punk shows, it's all about just playing and having fun. There's not a pecking order bullshit thing. It basically works in that the local, most heard of band plays last. That's simple. Not putting us on last in Fort Ashby was stupid, and putting us last in Virginia was stupid.
If Paint It Black loses their drummer, I'm moving to Philideplhia.