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Jason Tate 10/05/11 12:27 PM

Contest: blink-182 and My Chemical Romance
 


It's contest time! One of the long-term goals of this website is to introduce you, the reader, to new music. We love it when you check out a new band we're posting about, reviewing, or you see a member talking about in the forums. That's one of the main reasons we do what we do. It was behind that motive that this website moved from being a fan site to a full-blown community. Now, the two bands we're running a contest for today (blink-182 and My Chemical Romance) don't really need any introduction. They're two of the biggest bands in our entire little ecosystem. However, they weren't always selling out stadiums. Back in the day ... they were small bands, just begging for fans to discover them. With that in mind - we came up with what we think is a cool way for users to win some pretty bad-ass prizes (deluxe merch packs, exclusive one of a kind items, etc.) from the Honda Civic Tour. What we want is for you to tell us how you first discovered blink-182 and/or My Chemical Romance. Think back to that first moment when you discovered the bands -- when you first heard their music and became a fan. That's the moment we're looking for. Got it? Now, head over to youtube and put up a quick video telling us all about it. The staff and bands will be checking these out - so give us the passionate version - the how, where, why and what it did for your life. Once you've got your video, come back here and post it in the replies of this news thread.* We want to see it!

To get you started we asked Mark Hoppus of Blink and Frank Iero of MCR to tell us how they first heard about and discovered the others band. We've got those videos in the replies for you to check out. And then we've got a bunch of videos from staff members as well ... because, we're music fans too.

Ok, enough from me ... let's get this going. I've gotta go record my video too!


* To do this, click the video icon () in a post and then paste the URL to your youtube video. Tada. If you don't have a video camera on your computer, we don't want you to miss out. You can do a text post if you'd like. But the more visuals you include (photos?) the more it will stick out for our judges!

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Jason Tate 10/05/11 12:31 PM

Eda's got an accent!

/I should shower before doing this I suppose.

popdisaster00 10/05/11 12:32 PM

Very cool. I'd love to take part, but I already won the tickets to the concert earlier last month. I shall let others win some stuff, too.

Fun fact: I grew up in Poway but moved to Minnesota in like '96 or something. It wasn't until a few years later than Blink became my favorite band and I found out that I had grown up really close to those dudes. Especially Tom - I believe he went to Poway HS and got kicked out?

Another fun fact: First time I saw MCR was them opening for Taking Back Sunday, FATA, and Recover in like 2003 or 2004? Everyone in the crowd was just standing with their arms folded. Crazy to see how they have blown up since that time.

Gaugzilla 10/05/11 12:32 PM

That's Lu in the fourth video right? With the fedora?

Lueda Alia 10/05/11 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 95973492)
Eda's got an accent!

/I should shower before doing this I suppose.

I was going to reply to your email and say, "Cue all the 'She has an accent!' comments." :-d

sjb2k1 10/05/11 12:32 PM

cannot participate but here's my $0.02:

blink: mtv and the radio played "what's my age again" and i thought it was the best thing ever
MCR: mtv and the radio played "i'm not okay" and i thought it was pretty good

not really a fan of MCR though

Lueda Alia 10/05/11 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaugzilla (Post 95973562)
That's Lu in the fourth video right? With the fedora?

Indeed.

irthesteve 10/05/11 12:32 PM

Well I'm going to have to watch the staff and Mark/Frank ones at least

Alex DiVincenzo 10/05/11 12:34 PM

I didn't make a video because I suck, but I wanted to share my memory quickly. By happenstance, My Chemical Romance is the first band I ever saw perform live. At the age of 14, I went to go see The Used and Thrice for my first concert ever on April 18, 2003 (I Googled it) at Lupos in Providence, RI. Story of the Year - before the were signed - opened the show but we got there late when My Chem was playing. I've probably seen a thousand bands since then, but I'll never forget my first.

Jason Tate 10/05/11 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lueda Alia (Post 95973572)
I was going to reply to your email and say, "Cue all the 'She has an accent!' comments." :-d

Hahahaa.

I was about to record mine -- and then I figured I should probably shave and shower first. I look like a homeless man at the moment.

irthesteve 10/05/11 12:35 PM

Blink 182 was first heard by me on TRL back in the 90s, the first memory is "All The Small Things" video, but very well could have heard "What's My Age Again" first.

MCR was "I'm Not OK" to which I went out and got the CD and loved it. Kinda fell off the MCR boat since then, but I'll always love that album at least

TomAce 10/05/11 12:39 PM

summer between 4th and 5th grade, 6th grader kid sitting next to me on the bus to ymca camp was listening to Dude Ranch, i thought he was really cool, so I bought Dude Ranch.

Krs-One 10/05/11 12:40 PM

I remember being in 6th grade when my older cousin came to visit and showed me Enema of the State. It was the first music I ever heard with cusing and I fucking loved it.

All the different music I listen to today.. anything from pop punk to death metal is because of blink

Qadriyyah 10/05/11 12:40 PM

This is so cool. I might do one.

Thomas Nassiff 10/05/11 12:40 PM

:party:

_veges_ 10/05/11 12:41 PM

I felt like I was the luckiest kid in the world when in sixth grade I discovered them on a mix tape with early brand new that my dad had made.

Gaugzilla 10/05/11 12:41 PM

Ah, I think I'll participate after work. Add a little ugly to the collage of videos. I think this was a great idea. Now we can appropriately judge each other not only on our opinions, but how we look.

Jenny Tate 10/05/11 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 95973492)
Eda's got an accent!

/I should shower before doing this I suppose.

Awww, so cute.

anamericangod 10/05/11 12:47 PM

On a scale of 1 - TgeArtDamage, how creepy is it if I save Eda's video?

ghsNICK! 10/05/11 12:48 PM

*Thinking about making a video*

Maybe my good looks can make up for my opinions on AP that everyone seems to hate? :stickout:

Thomas Nassiff 10/05/11 12:49 PM

Dayummmmm my video is super dark. I recorded that at like 3:45 a.m.

Jason Tate 10/05/11 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenny Tate (Post 95974362)
Awww, so cute.

The accent or my lack of showering? Because I can assure you my musk is not all that cute.

irthesteve 10/05/11 12:49 PM

Lol Kyle with your Maccabee's shirt

Mitch 10/05/11 12:57 PM

I want to do this (assuming I can muster up the courage to post a video of myself)! What's the deadline?

esposimi 10/05/11 12:59 PM

Radio airplay of "All The Small Things" and " I Miss You" in middle school got me into Blink

Heard about MCR from friends who listened to them, "Danger Days" is one of my favorite albums.

Mr.Piano93 10/05/11 01:01 PM

Love this idea! Great videos, all of you. Especially Lueda's.
I first heard about Blink probably 6 or 7 years ago. They were on the soundtrack of one of the Tony Hawk video games, and that's what kind of got me into rock music in general. I'm not a huge fan of them today, but I cannot deny the huge influence they have had on so many people's lives and art.

pantsandjacket 10/05/11 01:01 PM

Bubble Boy.

letitenfoldyou 10/05/11 01:07 PM

MCR - Part of the best gig I've still ever been to. (In order from headline) Funeral for a Friend, MCR, 36 Crazyfists and The Bled. Hall for Cornwall in Truro with about 600 others May 2004, going mental to Headfirst for Halos. I'm on the FFAF dvd from the show and have the only words ever said to me by Gerard Way - "I'm off to come on two girls' faces" - before he got into a their little van.

Blink 182 - Bought Enema of the State on a recommendation in 2002. Spent the entirity of a school trip in France with the headphones from my shitty Alba CD player listening to Dumpweed, Dysentary Gary and Aliens Exist on repeat in between mates and I blowing up free furbies from McDonalds with giant bangers. Sound music teacher on trip then also got persuaded to run over furbies with the school minibus before buying us porn and a super banger to blow up a water melon with.

Good times all round.

Christian Wagner 10/05/11 01:09 PM

Having dinner with Mark Hoppus was a life changing experience. He's everything you expect him to be and so much more.

justinwho 10/05/11 01:09 PM



just did mine. my apologies for going almost 3 minutes. its hard to describe in a short time span how i discovered the band and so on. even if i don't win the contest, being able to spill my guts about blink on this website to other blink fans means the world to me.

oscaristhebest0 10/05/11 01:11 PM

Apparently the sound does not want to line up with the video. Audios a little fast, so looks weird. I tried.

MikeYabs 10/05/11 01:13 PM


guitarliketom 10/05/11 01:15 PM

mcr: saw them open for bigwig at an elks lodge show in boonton 2000/2001. halfway through the set i turned around to my friends and said "these guys are going to be fucking huge"
still have franks pick from that show, and unfortunately never got the setlist but I do have the one from the 2003 bullets and bats show writen on a bud box hanging on my wall, still soaked in gerards fake blood

pleasedontask 10/05/11 01:21 PM

checking out that Rosebud's album on Spotify just because I wouldn't of checked out Angus + Julia Stone last year if it wasn't for her pushing it.


/Also, I was in kindergarten when Enema came out... so my earliest memory of blink is probably from Clockstoppers or something, or hearing All The Small Things.. everywhere.

heartsdivided 10/05/11 01:21 PM

Actually, Mike Herrera told me to check them out after they opened for MxPx in Cali and then soon after that, sometime in '94/'95 Blink played at a small theater in Seattle called the Velvet Elvis.

Ryan Gardner 10/05/11 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 95974062)
:party:

What are your tattoos of sir?

Sara7x 10/05/11 01:34 PM


Jenny Tate 10/05/11 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 95974542)
The accent or my lack of showering? Because I can assure you my musk is not all that cute.

Haha. Gross. Eda's accent, of course. I grew up with you...I am well aware that your lack of showering is anything but cute.

Thomas Nassiff 10/05/11 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan Gardner (Post 95976242)
What are your tattoos of sir?

I have 7. This is in the order I got them in. "Orange" in blue ink on my left wrist, which is a UF thing. "I Refuse To Sink" in a banner thing around an anchor, which is a Wonder Years thing. I have the Rise Against logo on the right side of my right leg, except not the words, just the hand/heart/circle thing cause I think it's rad. I have the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows thing on my right wrist along with 10,000 other people. The astronaut on Brand New's Deja Entendu is on my left arm but there are waves coming up all around him and shit. And "Am I correct to defend the fist that holds this pen?" is on my inner right bicep which is my new one. I have one on my inside right ankle which I don't like to talk about cause it was a $13 Friday the 13th tattoo and turned out shitty and is going to get covered up by a monkey or something.

Lueda Alia 10/05/11 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anamericangod (Post 95974422)
On a scale of 1 - TgeArtDamage, how creepy is it if I save Eda's video?

I lol-ed.

I wonder how many people will get that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pleasedontask (Post 95976192)
checking out that Rosebud's album on Spotify just because I wouldn't of checked out Angus + Julia Stone last year if it wasn't for her pushing it.

Mission accomplished!

I hope you like it. :wave:

Co and Ca 10/05/11 01:43 PM

blink-182 - yada yada older brother yada yada

my chemical romance - yada yada older brother got me into them in early '03 yada they were one of those bands everyone i knew liked but no one outside of our circle did yada yada felt special because of that yada i'll only listen to their first album for nostalgic value yada yada teen angst? yada

Ryan Gardner 10/05/11 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 95976502)
I have 7. This is in the order I got them in. "Orange" in blue ink on my left wrist, which is a UF thing. "I Refuse To Sink" in a banner thing around an anchor, which is a Wonder Years thing. I have the Rise Against logo on the right side of my right leg, except not the words, just the hand/heart/circle thing cause I think it's rad. I have the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows thing on my right wrist along with 10,000 other people. The astronaut on Brand New's Deja Entendu is on my left arm but there are waves coming up all around him and shit. And "Am I correct to defend the fist that holds this pen?" is on my inner right bicep which is my new one. I have one on my inside right ankle which I don't like to talk about cause it was a $13 Friday the 13th tattoo and turned out shitty and is going to get covered up by a monkey or something.

Very cool very cool. I wanna get one sometime - gonna wait til I graduate HS though

Acad08 10/05/11 01:45 PM

Blink - What's My Age Again on the radio.

MCR - The Black Parade in the fall of '06. My friend Matt pointed out the basslines at a party and I was wowed. Still my favorite album by them!

ACA 10/05/11 01:53 PM

blink-182 - Friends had Dude Ranch. I didn't like it, way too poppy for my one-track, punk/hardcore-only mind. Now, I realize they have a few good albums (99-01) and then a bunch of much weaker output. 1997.

My Chemical Romance - The vocalist of my favorite band (Thursday's Geoff Rickly) told me to check it out since he produced it. I liked it; they've only gotten better. 2002/2003, I don't remember.

coreysetfail 10/05/11 01:56 PM

I decided to get weird with it. I apologize in advance for being obnoxious.. I was just one of those kids that heard "All The Small Things" and "What's My Age Again?" at nine years old and loved them ever since. Not an interesting story in the least, but they would eventually change my life because of it.

jeremyc 10/05/11 02:02 PM

Blink...

Grew up going to Sombrero in SD and then saw them supporting Dude Ranch at The Showcase in Corona, CA. I think I had a few pubes at that age. Became a little Mark Hoppus imitator soon after..Dickies shorts, hurley shirts, purple spiked hair (because Mark rocked it back then). Classic.

MCR...

They were put on as last minute opener's for Recover back in the day when they (Reco) were touring nationally with The Reunion Show who dropped off. It was at The Graceland (now El Corazon) in Seattle. I think Gatsby's got thrown on as well still supporting Why We Fight. Miss that MCR sound for sure.

anamericangod 10/05/11 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lueda Alia (Post 95976802)
I lol-ed.

I wonder how many people will get that.


Mission accomplished!

I hope you like it. :wave:

At least you did, that's all that matters.

I remember the DJ refusing my request to play Dammit at the 8th grade dance. Said the song was too vulgar for such virgin ears.

As for My Chemical Romance, well, now that's another story entirely so children, let us all gather 'round the campfire. I had seen bits and pieces of this vampire rock concoction that had emerged from the sewers of New Jersey, and while Mr. Geoff of Thursday was quite high and mighty on them, I wasn't sold. It seemed as if it was a gimmick, zombie-Ziggy Stardust ripoff looking to exploit the feeble minds of America's youth. But as I paid more attention and delved deeper into the labyrinth of the world of chemical romances, I realized there were far more powerful and nefarious forces at work. (It should be noted that up until this point all I had known regarding romance was the Swiss Army type, so this was a dramatic departure for me.)

My relationship with My Chemical Romance took a dramatic step forward upon their release of the video Helena. Was it the vampire makeup? Was it the stunning choreography? Was it the monumental combination of jazz hands and umbrellas? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Looking back, I feel that all the pieces were finally connected upon my realization that the extremely visually pleasing dancer representing Helena of Troy was none other than the daughter of Buffalo Bills football coach Wade Phillips. Being a die hard Buffalo Bills football fan since my days of dancing around in a Bills infant sized onesie as my parents wept over Scott Norwood's missed field goal in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants, I realized only one thing could be responsible for this outrageous and sensational connection. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call destiny. Fucking fate. You can't make that shit up if you tried.

Also, hanging out with Thursday backstage on the last tour with them and MCR, I asked to say hey to the guys in MCR before they went onstage. The security lady told me to get fucked. I ignored her existence, but Mikey came to the rescue and said hello to me in a timely fashion, and Gerard followed. We had a charming discussion, Mikey asked if Jared Kaufman still worked for AbsolutePunk, and I laughed out loud, all the while overwhelmed by the fact that I had just taken a piss in the same urinal as the guys from My Chemical Romance.

Sometimes the stars align just right...