Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gom Tabel

Against Me! is releasing something on Fat later this year. This excites me a lot more than Rise Against doing the same thing. Against Me!'s release will actually be worth listening to. I still love everyone in Rise Against, I just really can't follow their music anymore. Sorry guys...

I've got another paper to write. I feel like I'm always writing here when I should be writing essays. That is certainly a statement about myself.

There's an X-Men Origins: Wolverine commercial on. I already saw that movie. It comes out next Friday. It's going to be amazing, just to let you know. I'm seeing it in theatres at some point. Not next Friday; I have to see Alkaline Trio. Kierston is coming with us.

I do and don't love the punk scene. The local band shows are amazing. Calling Against Me! and Alkaline Trio sell-outs is not amazing. There are more important things to worry about in the scene. I think I covered this. Complain about how terrible Avenged Sevenfold are, not about how Propagandhi's new album is overproduced. I hate talking about this. I saw someone with a 3Oh!3 shirt today. The same one that girl on Channel One complaining about not being able to go to college because Obama is raising rich people's taxes was wearing. How disappointing. There was also a From First to Last shirt. I kind of hate Epitaph records.

Someone from Underoath called out A7X on being a gimmick band. Kind of weird, because I'd easily say the same about Underoath, though they aint got shit of a gimmick on A7X. Here's his statement.


In the latest Metalhammer, Underoath shared some choice words for popular punk/glam metal act Avenged Sevenfold. Guitarist Tim McTague explained:

What’s popular, to a degree, is what pushed me to find something that isn’t popular for Underoath. Chiodos or Escape The Fate who do kind of the same thing – screaming and singing and whatever – do it their way, so we’re like, ‘let’s do it completely the opposite’ because we don’t want to be associated with them.

People might associate us with Avenged Sevenfold because they’re pissed Republicans and ‘so metal’, but they’re a gimmick, they’re a circus. They can’t play and they can’t write a song. What’s worse is the way they look.

If you need to have make-up and crappy names like Synyster Gates to sell records, then you shouldn’t be here. That’s not rock’n’roll to me. Arena rock maybe, but not real rock’n’roll. If you’re basing yourself on how cool you are or how many girls you can trick into thinking your band is cool you can just… take that home."

If only someone with more credibility would have said it. But as I said in "Me First and the Gimmick Gimmicks," every band seems to need a gimmick to get by anymore. You can't just accept a band for what they are. "Who do they sound like? What do they do?" They sound like themselves and they play music. That's as simple as it should be. But it's not. Thank you, Alkaline Trio, for getting rid of the makeup. Skiba went on to sing with H2O in a song that starts right after someone on the album badmouths bands wearing eyeliner. I guess that's kinda hypocritical, but whatever. Skiba is my hero and I see him in just over a week.

I really am having trouble writing a continuous stream of thoughts. I'm contemplating taking a bath, but leaning towards no. NO. I'm going to finish my paper and I'm going to sleep. I need to quit sleeping in Trig.


1 comment:

Alex said...

I saw the same girl wearing the 3Oh!3 shirt yesterday. Apparently, she was wearing it because she liked the design.
Ah, I can't wait for a new Against Me! album now that I heard about it. They are my favorite band on Fat, I think.