Seventy times 7 by Brand New <3
I just want to remind you all that I love you <3
I’ll start with Glenn Allen Cartel. I loves you! You’re one of my absolute BEST friends. You’re beautiful, and insane. And that’s something I love about you. You’re loud and obnoxious, and not afraid to be yourself. You are the inspiration of the kind of person I want to be. I know you go through hard times, and I know you deal with it in your own way. But I want you to know that if ever things get too hard to handle, I’ll be right there to help you through it. You push me to extremes, and I need that in my life. I need you. You’re helping me overcome my social anxieties without even knowing it. I LOVES YOU BESTIE <3
Jessica (*No Middle Name is a lie*) Rineer. I Love you as well. You’re strong, and independent. Intelligent and funny as fuck. I look to you for guidance when I don’t know what else to do, and even if you may disagree with my choices, you have never once made me feel that my decisions would effect our friendship, unless they are absolutely horrid decisions like taking certain drugs. I can’t say I love you enough. I have such a great amount of respect for you, like you have absolutely NO idea. I am ALWAYS going to take the time to be part of your life, because you are one of the few that stick by me, no matter how shitty things get for either of us. Thank you for supporting me. I can’t promise much at the moment, but I can promise that no matter what you decide to do, I will ALWAYS be by your side supporting you even if I disagree with your decision. I’ll say my piece and that will be the end of it. I love you Jizzica <3
Frank Miller, I no know your middle name so I can’t put it in, but that’s fine by me, I don’t need to know THAT much about you, haha. I’d like to thank you for being there for me, I really do appreciate it. You brought me out of the crappiest mood I’ve been in in months, and I’m truly grateful to have you as a friend. I didn’t know if I’d like you at first, to be honest. But after hanging out a few times, with our Jess, I’ve come to the conclusion that you’re pretty fucking amazing. I love you like a brother, and I think you and Jess are absolutely perfect for each other. Which is saying a LOT because NOBODY has ever been good enough for Jess in my mind. So continue to be as amazing as you have been to her, and I’ll loves you forevers XD
Travis Michael O’Gallagher, I’m glad I met you this past week, and got to know you somewhat. I’m sad that our meeting was cut so short, but I realize that you had to go. I hope that when you come back, we can hang out more, and get to know each other better, cause you’re pretty friggen amazing from what I’ve seen. I’d also like to thank you for letting me cling to you like a scared little girl at the ‘haunted’ house. It was nice having somebody to cling to just in case. Hopefully when you come back we can go again, during the day, so I can show you how awesome the house really is :)
Angie Abremski and Darien Sieple, I loves you both, and because you’re building a future together indefinitely, it only feels right to lump you together. Sure sometimes we disagree, but we always see that it’s over stupid trivial things and make up. You two are always trying to be there for me, even if I don’t seem to want to talk to anyone, and I appreciate that so much. But sometimes, it’s stuff that’s really hard to explain to someone who hasn’t witnessed it happen, or seen how much something/someone means to me. I’m not saying you wouldn’t understand, just that I have a hard time explaining. I do appreciate both of you, a shit ton, and even though we have different beliefs in life, we don’t try to force those opinions on each other, and accept each other as we are, and for that I’m extremely grateful. I love you both, thank you for being the friends that you are <3
Russell Gerlitzki, what can I say Russ? I adore you. You’ve helped me through such trivial things, and even though we never see each other, you’re always offering to help me, and to let me vent. If it weren’t for you, I’d be in an unhappy relationship, with an asshole, who doesn’t deserve me at my best. You’ve talked me out of lows, and made me smile on so many occasions. I love you for being there for me, when I felt nobody else was. I can only hope that I can be there for you, as often as you are for me. I don’t like seeing you upset, so don’t ever forget that you are an amazing person, and that if somebody can’t see that, then they don’t deserve to have you in their life. I loves you <3
I love you all, For everything that you are, and everything you have made me become. If it weren’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be able to stay up all night trying to find the perfect words to say exactly what it is I mean to say. Thank you for being understanding, honest, and just. I love you all so friggen much.
This seems to be a big topic today, and everyone seems angry at either Bryan, or Christofer Drew. And they shouldn’t be angry with either party. Christofer Drew, wasn’t (in my opinion) trying to be rude. He was just trying to take the interview seriously, and Bryan was being his usual awesome self, and trying to make it fun. Christofer Drew may be the guy in the band that EVERYBODY knows but you have to realize that he along with Taylor and Hayden, and all the guys behind the scenes are part of that band. You can’t place ALL this “hate” on him (well you can, that’s you’re personal right, but I’m saying you shouldn’t) alone. He was just voicing what everyone there wanted to say. Focus on the music. The band took the interview not realizing (or maybe they did realize) that Bryan is and always will be a guy who interviews as a funny guy. He’s not trying to be too terribly serious, which is what makes him different from most of the media. However, Never Shout Never as a whole take their music EXTREMELY seriously, because they want to make the world a happier place.
Could they have worded it differently? Yes, they sure as hell could have, but Chris was being real, and you don’t get to see that too terribly often when it comes to ‘big’ stars. He loves what he does SO incredibly much that he felt that Bryan was mocking them, and their music.
However, Bryan Starz is known for being the funny guy. He puts interviews together so that we, the fans can enjoy them. He makes the musicians he interviews easier to relate to than they already are. Which is why I personally like him, and what he does. He should have, however been prepared for anything. Meaning, he should have had a list of extremely serious questions to ask, just in case the band wanted to (which they did) focus on the deeper side of their experience and their music. They didn’t want funny questions, that make them seem more like clowns. They wanted serious questions to go with their serious personalities and music. Chris was just the one to put his foot down completely, and Bryan, who I adore for doing what he does, couldn’t give them the serious atmosphere that he wanted.
I’m a fan of both Bryan Starz and Never Shout Never. I’ve been a Never Shout Never fan for quite a lot longer than most, and quite honestly, until somebody showed me a picture of Chris and Taylor and Hayden, I didn’t even know what they looked like. I try not to like a band because they’re ‘cute’ or ‘hot’ I tend to like bands because their music is actually GOOD, and meaningful. I’ve only been a Bryan Starz fan for about a year, and quite honestly, he’s pretty serious about his work, in his own little way. He’s here to entertain, while NSN is here to make a difference in our lives through music. They are both artists of their own kind, and NSN just went into a more serious form of art and Bryan went with a more casual, fun kind of art. I would have cried too if someone called me a joke during an interview. I probably would have done things a little differently than Bryan, as well. If he had actually gone into more serious questions and the band had still been despondent and unhappy, I probably would agree that they are jerks, but he didn’t, so I can see why they were unhappy with the interview. It didn’t depict their music very much, and it didn’t really go into depth about anything like the new album, or anything of substance. If I was either Chris Taylor or Hayden I would have felt my time was being wasted as well. And Bryan did spend a LOT of time talking to Chris over anybody else, and I imagine that would be incredibly awkward when you aren’t the only member of the band.
**This is just my take on the whole situation. Quite hating someone for being them-self. It’s a retarded thing to do..