And their bombs and their guns
In your head,
In your head they are cryin´
Pix: (Y) just a friend far away away away
My daddy used to tell me, that the first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling never goes away."
Supe® Bit©h <3"
« Sι διεu εχιsταιτ, ιl αurαιτ su qu'ιl νε fαllαιτ ραs με crεεr™. » • Tu M'αιδεs ? ♥
I walk around with my hair all spiked i don't eat
meat just beans and rice don't talk to me cuz you
don't understand can't you see how truly punk rock
i am? hey can you spare some change now? cuz i
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ain't got no home now all i've got to say is fuck
the world today and i don't want to be free i'll
be happy when i die i'll be dirty and poor but
i'll have my pride don't feel sorry for me that's
just how it goes and like that song says nobody
A Note From Gerard - new song today!
Yay new song!
Actually it's not a new song, it's a cover song, but it's the first music we've recorded since Black Parade. As we are gearing up to start the next album I wanted to pop in and talk about the track we were asked to cover for the Watchmen film by Zack Snyder, which you can get here.
Firstly, I'd like to point out that we have never recorded a song for a film. We have allowed a couple of our songs to be used in trailers or end-credits, but since we are usually pretty busy with either recording or touring there has never been time to do something like this before, and even this was kind of tight, as we started it before even finishing our last tour. There have been other offers to do this kind of thing, and usually the timing always made it impossible, but more often than not the project never seemed to fit the band, and we have always passed. But when the chance came to do a cover of one of my favorite artists, Bob Dylan, for a film version of my favorite work of fiction of all time we had to jump at the chance.
Sometimes an interviewer will ask a musician "What's the one record or musical experience, like a concert, that made you want to make music?". Usually people will mention some sort of 7 inch record or a show they saw in a basement that really changed their lives, got them into punk rock, and shaped the way they looked at the world. For me it was Watchmen. At 15 years old, just as I was discovering The Misfits "Walk Among Us" I was reading the first chapter of the graphic novel. It is the one thing I can pinpoint that shaped my views and aesthetics, even down to the way I dressed at the time, not that I walked the hallways in a stained brown trench coat, but I definitely chose more antisocial articles of clothing, like an army jacket, picked up after watching Taxi Driver for the twentieth time, a film I was lead to by the comic. So I would definitely say it's pretty important to me and the band.
The talks started about the same time as Projekt Revolution, and I remember getting on the phone with Zack, who was as excited as I was, somewhere in the middle of the desert as out bus rolled to the next venue. We talked about the comic and he asked what I felt the approach to the song should be, which was to take a cue from Jim Carroll, who is not only the author of The Basketball Diaries but also a musician, and a pretty great one at that. On his album, Catholic Boy, he has a song called "People Who Died", which I love, as does Frank, as he always includes it in our "Front Of House Mixes" you would hear during set-change during one of our concerts. Zack responded to this approach right away, as he actually used that song to end his remake of "Dawn Of The Dead", which I had totally forgotten about, even though the whole band saw it on opening night and loved it. So the tone was decided upon and then came the length, which initially Zack wanted to be the full version of Dylan's.
Now, I would consider myself a pretty big Dylan fan, especially after having worked with Scott Allie on my comic, as he really got me into him even more than I was before. And while I didn't want to alter the song at all, I found that I had to, due to the new approach and the aggressive nature of the cover. There was simply no way I felt you could make it feel like a trashy punk song and play it for ten minutes...I think it's impossible to keep that kind of energy up without either burning out or boring yourself, as anyone will note that most Ramones songs don't exceed three minutes, and there's a reason for that. Down-strummed til your wrist breaks! Fast and fucking hard!
So back at a hotel in Arizona I sat in a hotel and did a rough arrangement, which clocked in at around 2:40, and I paid careful attention to the lyrics, while losing some of my favorite verses I managed to keep the ones I felt were represented by Alan Moore in the comic. We then started playing the song at sound check, and had so much fun doing it that we decided to play it live, to get warmed up for the recording.
We did some initial tracking in Nashville and then just lived with it for a while. When crunch time came, and after seeing some of the film, I became increasingly unhappy with my vocal performance, and we felt we could get more out of the guitars. So we asked our friend Rich Costey to help us finish the track and get some new sounds, which he did, in NYC at Electric Ladyland, with the addition of some sweet old Marshall Plexi's, to get a kind of Sex Pistols tone, and we had a blast.
And thats pretty much the story of the song. We're really proud of it, and really excited you finally get to hear it.
PS- Special thanks to Bob Dylan for letting us cover the song and for not getting really mad at us for hacking out some of the best lyrics ever written.
·٠•· Yoυ doη'т feel мe нeяe, aηyмoяe..
Go F*ckinG YouR Self!
"Probablemente no hay dios, así que deja de preocuparte y disfruta de la vida". Este eslogan lucirá en los autobuses de Londres a mediados de enero. Se trata de la primera campaña ateísta en Reino Unido financiada con donaciones de contribuyentes anónimos. Y ha sido un éxito. Preveían recaudar 5.500 libras (6.500 euros) y en tan sólo dos días reunieron 10 veces más. No es algo aislado. Esta semana se ha puesto en marcha una iniciativa similar en Washington. Los ensayos que arremeten contra la religión se convierten en superventas y, en España, aumentan las solicitudes de apostasía. Parece que la hora de los no creyentes ha llegado. ¿Está el ateísmo tomando una nueva conciencia más activa en la sociedad?
No es fácil confesar que uno es ateo, es decir, que niega la existencia de Dios, según señala el biólogo Richard Dawkins, conocido como el rottweiler de Darwin por su férrea defensa de la teoría evolucionista. "La situación de los ateos hoy en día en América es comparable a la de los homosexuales 50 años atrás", escribe Dawkins en el ensayo El espejismo de Dios (Espasa Calpe), que ha vendido 1,5 millones de ejemplares. "Los ateos son mucho más numerosos, sobre todo entre la élite educada, de lo que muchos creen", prosigue. El problema es que, a diferencia de otros grupos religiosos, no están organizados. "Un buen primer paso podría ser generar una masa crítica con aquellos que desean salir a la luz y así animar a otros a hacer lo mismo. Pueden hacer mucho ruido".
Ruido considerable es el que ha conseguido la citada campaña del autobús ateísta británico. La gestiona la British Humanist Association -una organización que promueve acabar con la privilegiada posición de la religión en la ley, la educación y los medios de comunicación- a través de la web www.justgiving.com/atheistbus. Su patrocinador más ilustre es el propio Dawkins. Iniciada el 21 de octubre, se propuso recaudar 5.500 libras (6.500 euros, el coste de un mes de los anuncios en 30 autobuses) y sólo necesitó dos horas para conseguirlos. En dos días, ya tenían 58.900. La cuenta ya va por 143.200 euros.
"Los donantes sienten que no tienen voz, que el Gobierno y la sociedad presta demasiada atención a la religión y a sus líderes, mientras que a los que no son religiosos se les ignora", señala desde la capital británica Hanne Stinson, directora de la British Humanist Association. Al otro lado del Atlántico, la American Humanist Association ya ha organizado una campaña similar para los autobuses de Washington con el lema ¿Por qué creer en un dios? Sé bueno por la propia bondad. Se puso en marcha la semana pasada con una previsión de 200 autobuses (www.whybelieveinagod.org). En España, la Unión de Ateos y Librepensadores estudia unirse a la campaña."Aunque las condiciones en España no son las mismas que en el mundo anglosajón, donde las alternativas de ateos y agnósticos son mucho mas respetadas, y su prestigio social es consecuencia de su permanente presencia en el mundo de las ideas", señala la asociación en su web, ateos.org.
and ... Die !
i''ll always be beside u,,
until the very end.
wiping all ur tears away,,
being a great friend.
i''ll smile when u smile,,
and feel the pain u do.
and if u cry a single tear,,
i promise i''ll cry too!!
1000º Comz : Ykuko x3'