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It starts and stops and starts and stops again
It starts and stops and starts and stops again
11/22/11 at 06:32 PM by Drew Beringer
We'll all look the same someday and even now the robot starts to think. I wonder what it dreams

Thursday was much more than just a band to me. They were my friend through the speakers, their music was the one confidant I could always trust. High school is never easy for anyone. There was plenty of bad moments for me in high school. Like everyone else I had my ups and downs and, also like everyone else, was looking to something to relate to, something to identify with it, something to celebrate. I found that something one afternoon after coming home from school. As a 15 year old, I didn't feel much responsibility to anything, so instead of beginning homework, I turned on MuchMusic (what many of you know today as Fuse) and was zoning out to a pathetic stream of...[read more]
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07:08 PM on 11/22/11
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Very well-written. I only really got into them with Common Existence, and then No Devolution just blew me away. Very high up on my top 10 list this year, probably top 3.
07:42 PM on 11/22/11
It Only Gets Better
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Well said.
08:04 PM on 11/22/11
on display
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This was a great read. Top notch work Drew.
09:15 PM on 11/22/11
..Love Is Love..
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Thank you Drew, This is pinpointing exactly how I'm feeling at the moment.. Thursday has got me through so much of my High School, College and early adult years. I fell in love with them in 2006 when a friend borrowed me Full Collapse and A City By The Light. I'm glad to know someone else is mourning this loss as I am, but is still thankful for what Geoff, Tom, Steve, Tim, Tucker and Andrew left us. Sitting at 23 watching my brother (just turned 16, around the age I found Thursday..) listening to shit like LMFAO and Wiz Khalifa kinda disappoints me. But at least I had Thursday and the meaningful music they left to guide me along.

Love is Love.

10:37 PM on 11/22/11
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They're a band that still means a lot to me, even as my taste flourished during college. This band, along with Radiohead, have gotten me through some really hard times in early adulthood.
12:03 AM on 11/23/11
your history is mine
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Well written Drew. I am your age, and have had a remarkably similar experience. I met Geoff in 2009, and was able to thank him for writing Tomorrow I'll Be You, a song that got me through the toughest time in my life. I think the best way to describe the emotion for me, is in their own words, "When it reaches the end of the line, I see myself reflected in broken glass."

Bittersweet for sure.
03:59 AM on 11/23/11
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This is my exact story - particularly the first two paragraphs.

Tonight, I celebrated, not mourned. <3
05:25 AM on 11/23/11
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wow. this is me exactly. even the part about the tbs record....
07:10 AM on 11/23/11
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i'm just bad bad bad for you
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08:41 AM on 11/23/11
Smoke em if you got em
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definitely agree with everything said above, but A City...came out in 06, not 05.
10:27 AM on 11/23/11
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no shade in the shadow of the cross
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Hate to be that guy, but Thursday released
12:46 PM on 11/23/11
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great obituary, Drew.
02:54 PM on 11/23/11
Kaneki-kun, BON APP╔TIT
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That was a great read, i fell in love with Thursday in 2007 (at the same time as Thrice) and A City By The Light Divided means a LOT to me. Running From The Rain is an all time favorite.
03:18 PM on 11/23/11
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I was thirteen in 2003 when my father hung himself in the garage of the house that I grew up in. A month later, Thursday's War All The Time was released, and someone at school recommended that I listen to it in my time of need. Needless to say, I wouldn't have made it to high school if it wasn't for that album...

I remember the night that I met Geoff- it was in a smoke-filled room at the House of Blues- he hadn't planned on coming out after the show but Patrick (the merch guy) called him and asked him to come meet me and he did. I recounted the story, and with sincerity and respect in his eyes, he hugged me and told me how glad he was to have helped me. I knew that he had heard these stories a million times, I knew that he had offered an ear and a hug to so many thousands of people over the years but what I didn't expect was to have an interaction with a complete stranger that felt so... genuine.

I think they understand what they do for us. I think they know how they, as artists, had a direct impact on how a whole generation of kids formed a huge part of their personalities. I think it's important that we give them at least a part of that back, and this article does a great job of that. Good job, Drew.
04:30 PM on 11/23/11
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Good read and I definitely agree. So glad I got to see them with taking back sunday this summer.
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