Monday, May 27, 2013

Killjoys Never Die: Much to say, much to do

Busy.

That's what life is.

But today, I have a day off(-ish), and I'm going to spend it populating my home, here, with the MCR-related pieces I've written for my "big blog," I'll call it--AltPress.com.

So much to say. So much to treasure. Just keep in mind that invisibility always wears off.


3-2-1, BOOM.

XoXo
c.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ray Toro posts solo song, "Isn't That Something"

Note: This post has been backdated. Originally posted on AltPress.com May 24, 2013 at 10:22 p.m. ET

Ray Toro has posted a solo song on his SoundCloud account, The Real Ray Toro. Toro stated in a tweet that he completed all facets of the song completely on his own. Stream it and let me know what you think!



We've now heard new material from Gerard, Frank and Ray. Mikey next? Possibly. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"I’m definitely not taking a break" - Gerard Way talks future musical ventures



Note: This post has been backdated. I originally posted this on AltPress.com May 22, 2013 at 6:24 p.m. ET


In a new article from Yahoo! Music, former My Chemical Romance frontman and newly announced AP 300 cover star Gerard Way talks about his post-MCR musical work.

While remaining vague about the direction his work is taking ("I’m just trying to figure out exactly what I’m supposed to do. I take a cue from the universe and I think about that pretty deeply and go with my gut 100 percent."), the singer expressed that he's "usually up until a minimum of 2 a.m. writing music" these days. What he does reveal is that he does not foresee his musical works becoming a solo project.

"I’ve never seen myself as a solo guy. Some of my favorite artists, like Nick Cave and Tom Waits, are so far beyond me right now and I feel that if I was going to do something like what they do, I’d have to be a lot older and I’d need a lot more life experience. So I don’t feel like doing that. It just doesn’t feel right."

The Yahoo! article's primary focus is The Aquabats! Super Show! episode that Way directed, which will air June 1 at 1 p.m. EDT. Way originally revealed his working on the episode in a podcast with Kevin Smith last December. You can find full details of the death metal adventure featuring former MCR bassist Mikey Way as the frontman of the antagonist band, Asthma, there.

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