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News While I was on Break!

Sorry for all the downtime-- this thing will be up and happening again very soon, especially considering all the juicy fun I have been receiving via text message from the twitter accounts of My Chemical Romance.

Over break, I found that Gerard Way is desperately searching for a 1979 Trans Am, and he means it. Don't believe me? Just go to My Chem's website and see for yourself. If you guys find any sweet cars (he prefers silver with red interior in the California area), send him an @Reply (@gerardway) on twitter, and it is likely that he will get back to you.

Speaking of Gerard and Twitter-- he let slip some HUGE news to fans last night: he is currently working on a new comic series that is "very different from [The Umbrella Academy]." Apparently, the new comic will be "co-written with a partner." Hmm. Whom that could be is a complete mystery right now; that is, until Gerard lets something more slip. This doesn't mean the end of TUA, though. He later aske…

Temporary Hiatus

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Hello, readers!

I just wanted to let you all know that I will be leaving for Florida tonight and will not be able to grace you with my bloggy presence for a while. Yes, that Senses Fail review is still going to happen along with many more goodies. You will see!

Thanks again for reading, and I'm sorry you will have to occupy yourself with old entries while I'm gone, but there's some good stuff in the backlog. Check it out some of my favorites:

This entry I am thinking about making a mandatory read for all who visit this page.

Bill And Trav's Bogus Journey Tour reviews! Now with page navigation!

Taking Back Sunday show reviews also with navigation!


Speaking of TBS-- this week has been pretty huge for them! Not only did the band announce dates for their Spring tour with Envy on the Coast and Anberlin, but also gave fans a new "definite" release date for New Again: June 2nd.














Oooohhhh excitement! See you guys next week and all this week on Twitter.







XoXo
c.

¡Venganza! Preview!

By going to My Chemical Romance's website, one can now preview footage of the band performing Give 'Em Hell, Kid from the their upcoming USB release, ¡Venganza!.

Click here to pre-order!

XoXo
c.

¡VENGANZA! [REVENGE!]

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Remember that snazzy My Chemical Romance vest and flash drive I told you about? You can pre-order it by clicking the banner to the left! Orders are set to arrive around April 10th!

"¡Venganza!" which is Spanish for "Revenge!" is the title of this release for good reason. The final performance MCR did as their alter-ego counterparts from Italy, The Black Parade, was filmed in Mexico City, and the Parade half of the performance was released on their DVD, The Black Parade is Dead! last summer.

This second half of the performance is not performed by their alter-ego band, but by My Chemical Romance-- pure and raw MCR playing all songs from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Get it now? Ah ha!

For those of you who attended the 2007 Black Parade / My Chemical Romance tour, you will know exactly what I mean when I say the two performances are those of two completely different bands. When I saw them on this tour, Muse opened for The Black Parade, and The Black Parade opened for My…

Things You Will Never Find in my Blog (Sorry).

My favorite little nook of the internet happens to be the forum of My Chemical Romance's street-team, The MCRmy. I have been an active member of this site for years now and have met some great people along the way. One of the things that I like the most about this internet forum is that I can feel free to express my love for a band and talk about music without the intrusion of the oh-so-dreaded "personal lives of the band" cropping its ugly rumor-feeding head. One of the forum rules clearly states:

� Do not discuss the personal lives of the band. Their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, actions off stage or family information is their business and is not open for discussion here.

In my writing, I have decided to adopt this as a personal law. Out of respect for the artists about whom I write, I will never speak of their personal lives outside the information that they personally disclose.

This recent blog post by Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday from T…

Busy Bee Blogging!

I have a lot to blog, friends... Shall we count the things?

-Senses Fail Show Review
-An Ode to the 9-3-7
-Things You Will Never See in my Blog
-Winter Quarter ACRN CD Reviews

Ah! Busy time! Shall I even mention that I have exams this week and am leaving for vacation immediately after them? There may be a bit of a delay on those up-coming entries, but they will be coming, and there will be pictures and videos from the Senses Fail show.

I promise.

XoXo
c.

Senses Fail this Thursday in Columbus!

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Have I really, honestly, since I got my tickets months ago, not mentioned this show?! Well, I'd say there's no time like the present, especially since the show is now mere days away.

On Thursday, March 12th, yours truly will be found in Columbus, Ohio at a little venue called The Basement to see Senses Fail. This by-way stop from the Saints and Sinners Tour which features Hollywood Undead, Haste the Day and Brokencyde has had me squealing excitedly for months.





Between Cleveland and Cincinnati, Senses Fail will be taking a break from the Saints and Sinners line-up to play a solo show with two local Columbus bands at The Basement. Compare the size of The Basement (200 capacity) to Saints and Sinners venues (avg. 1500), and this is sure to be an intimate surprise for fans.

This will not be my first time seeing Senses Fail; rather, it will be somewhere near my 8th, and the story behind the times prior is a strange one. You see, I've never really seen Senses Fail on purpose. I k…

My Technological Romance

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This morning I, as is routine, visited the My Chemical Romance website to see what the blogs had to tell me-- after watching a friend of the band perform "5 Dollar Footlong" metal style, I navigated back to the My Chem site and had nearly left it for google when something amazing caught my eye in the left corner of the screen.

Could it be-? Yes, it was a bulletproof vest replicating the one that Gerard wore during Warped Tour 2005!
Half of my aesthetics come from that very era in MCR history, so naturally I clicked and was only introduced to even more goodies when I got to the site to pre-order the vest, which -as it turns out- is only a side item. Clipped onto the vest comes a BULLET-SHAPED USB DRIVE containing live photos of the band along with 9 performances not seen on their latest DVD, The Black Parade is Dead!.

Wow. Innovative. I think this is the first time I've seen an artist sell a USB drive with content rather than a DVD, CD, or Book. The times, they are a'ch…

Watchmen : A Movie as Awkward and Loveable as its Target Audience

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The midnight premiere of Watchmen brought out the town's finest assortment of proud comic-geeks and elitist critics all of whom had some expectation for the film which has been long in the works. Some thought it would be the best movie they've ever seen; some were just waiting for it to fail, and others simply curious about the hype given to it by die-hard fans of the graphic novel.




So the what were their verdicts?


The die-hard fans had enough to be happy about to outweigh the many flaws. The movie stayed true to the book we so love (sans the "space squid" and plus a new twist) and moved at a pace that emulated reading the novel for the first time. Because of the immense amount of back-story and character development in the graphic novel, I had lowered my expectations for its film adaptation, but was not disappointed in the end. Director Zack Snyder was able to pull it all off well, giving close to the complete story before moving to the imminent situation faced in 1…

Blogs this Week and Plans for the Future.

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Hey, everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who reads my babblings once more and -hopefully- give you something to which you can look forward.

I got smacked in the face with blog inspiration at a Speedway station outside of Columbus on Friday. As my friend pulled her car to the pump, a familiar man walked from the station. The three of us in the car looked at him, tilted our heads to the side with familiarity, then said in something remarkably close to unison, "What up, Hawthorne Heights." which evolved to, "That guy looks like the dude from Hawthorne Heights," then finally, "That is the guy from Hawthorne Heights." While waiting for my friend to finish filling her tank and occasionally glancing at the drummer at the next pump, I thought about my blog, and I realized something significant that I had been neglecting in it: REPPIN' DA 9-3-7, YO! Eh em, I mean, supporting my hometown artists.

Here was a member of a band that shares my…