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Fairytale Fallacy
04/26/09 at 11:31 PM by Jonathan Bautts
A warning for the faint of heart
But the protagonist dies in this tale.
Put a bullet straight through his skull,
Scattering brain matter across the floor.

There was no blue sky to be found.
No rays of light shone on that day.
For Eris’ wrath had fashioned a noose,
Stifling hydrogen life from the sun.

The lackadaisical blossoms of understanding
Now lay corroded in a prism of gray.
In the face of cerebral monochromacy,
Its diminishing hues were intensely hypnotic.

There was no place safe from her temptress ways.
No other shelter left for him to seek.
It was only she who could intoxicate a mixture
Potent enough for his so-called conscious.

Whispered promises grew louder and louder,
Distorting the line between fact and fiction.
Vision morphed into consuming addiction
And the living divide to a scrap of ruins.

There was no happily-ever-after in sight.
No rescuing white horse billowing in the wind.
The realization of his teetering implosion
Inevitably fractured his remaining soul.

While glibly cleaning up the mess,
She lifted her smiling head and replied,
“Nihilism’s not all that bad, honey.
Every hero at some point has died.”
Tags: Original Writings, Random
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Interview – Kevin Devine
04/24/09 at 01:48 AM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my interview with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine on MammothPress.com. Devine shares the details behind his latest critically acclaimed album, Brother's Blood, and reveals the insecurities he faces as an independent artist and touring musician.
Tags: Kevin Devine, Brother's Blood, Interview
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Review – Bamboozle Left
04/12/09 at 09:50 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my review of this year's Bamboozle Left festival: Day One & Day Two.
Tags: Bamboozle Left, Fall Out Boy, The Get Up Kids, Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice
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Ellipsis
04/03/09 at 01:00 AM by Jonathan Bautts
You whispered into my ear a few words in the right key
So soft I could barely make them out over the lull around us.
“What’s the word that’s burning in your heart?”
Or at least that’s what I think you said.

Distracted by the light emitting from the Golden State
I wasn’t sure about much of anything anymore.
Not that it would have made a difference
As I could barely look you in the eye.

Still here I was too stubborn to surrender,
Ever hopeful for a break in the game of meaninglessness.
But like a song with no refrain droning off into the ether
We danced around each other time and again,

Only to find there’s no use in bandaging
Blood as it drips off broken fingernails.
Inertia was confirmed impossible to control
For the lives we lead will surely kill us.

Now sit perched at the precipice of space
We stare down into what will become the future.
After twenty some odd years life is finally set for takeoff.
The only question is what direction it’s flying in.

So what do we do?
What do we do?
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Interview – Fall Out Boy
03/23/09 at 02:18 AM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my interview with Fall Out Boy at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Joe Trohman discusses touring experiences, the collaborative process behind Folie à Deux and why being a polarizing band is a good thing.
Tags: Fall Out Boy, Folie a Deux, Joe Trohman, Interview
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One Turn On A Dime
03/20/09 at 10:13 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Perhaps the greatest illusion of all
Is what hides beneath a person’s being.
Deceptive in size, it is far from small,
But can keep even the wise from seeing.

Peel back skin layers for the big reveal
For it lies between ligament and bone.
Clean exposure can no longer conceal,
True nature will finally be made known.

What once was alive is now proven dead,
Fibers rotten away from the inside.
The absence of feeling is found instead,
No remains or a pulse left to reside.

It’s cruel mystery how a mark in time
Turns love to hate with one turn on a dime.
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Interview – New Found Glory
03/19/09 at 09:11 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Check out my epic interview with New Found Glory, available now at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Chad Gilbert gives a behind-the-scenes look at Not Without A Fight, producing, the music industry, fashion, relationships, straight edge and how to keep it real with fans.
Tags: New Found Glory, Not Without A Fight, Chad Gilbert, Interview
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New Found Glory Proves Pop Punk Isn't Dead
03/18/09 at 01:12 PM by Jonathan Bautts
New Found Glory talks about the meanings behind latest album Not Without A Fight in my article for Campus Circle.
Tags: New Found Glory, Not Without A Fight, Chad Gilbert
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Interview – Thursday
03/15/09 at 10:56 PM by Jonathan Bautts
My in-depth interview with Thursday is online over at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Geoff Rickly divulges on Common Existence, experimenting in the studio, side project United Nations and the major flaw of the label system.
Tags: Thursday, Common Existence, Geoff Rickly, Interview
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Interview – The Classic Crime
03/13/09 at 10:37 PM by Jonathan Bautts
My interview with The Classic Crime can be viewed at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Matt MacDonald explains the life and death metaphors behind The Silver Cord, the reason why he writes about addiction and what the songwriting process is like.
Tags: The Classic Crime, The Silver Cord, Matt MacDonald, Interview
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Interview – The All-American Rejects
03/08/09 at 11:51 PM by Jonathan Bautts
My interview with The All-American Rejects has been posted at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Mike Kennerty talks about the band's latest album When The World Comes Down, the ups and downs of popularity and the second chance that first got them signed.
Tags: The All-American Rejects, When The World Comes Down, Mike Kennerty, Interview
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Trust In An Anchor
03/03/09 at 11:06 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Standing on the shoreline might feel safer
But it’s a lie many have fallen for
Despite what propaganda others may speak
The rip current isn’t fatal
Believe me, it only lasts for a second
If you take the risk and jump into the river
You’ll discover lungs are useful for more than air
Breathe in deep the sweet serenity
To find there’s faith beneath the surface
Let the undertow carry you under
And bask in the uplifting descent
As we drown in the frigid sound
So come on in, baby
The water’s just right for a swim
Tags: Original Writings, Random
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Interview – Anberlin
03/02/09 at 10:28 PM by Jonathan Bautts
My interview with Anberlin is up at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Stephen Christian chats about making New Surrender, the meanings behind his lyrics, the latest on his side projects and life apart from music.
Tags: Anberlin, New Surrender, Stephen Christian, Interview
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Interview – Underoath
02/27/09 at 11:05 PM by Jonathan Bautts
My interview with Underoath is now available on MammothPress.com. Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain reveals his personal lyrical and vocal approaches, the band's recording philosophies and what all exactly went into creating Lost In The Sound Of Separation.
Tags: Underoath, Lost In The Sound Of Separation, Spencer Chamberlain, Interview
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Interview – Rise Against
02/25/09 at 12:03 AM by Jonathan Bautts
My interview with Rise Against is now online at MammothPress.com. Drummer Brandon Barnes discusses Appeal To Reason and politics, while offering observations about today's music scene.
Tags: Rise Against, Appeal To Reason, Brandon Barnes, Interview
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