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Mark Hoppus Updates Blog

Posted by: Joe DeAndrea (11/18/08)
Mark Hoppus has posted an update regarding his feelings about the events that have taken place over the past few months, going back into the studio, and him and Travis Barker finally re-connecting with Tom DeLonge.
Updatehello to you. itís been a long time since iíve posted anything here on the himynameismark site. i havenít had it in me. these past two months have been the hardest times that i can remember, and i hope that we never see anything like this ever again. first losing our dear friend and longtime producer jerry finn, and then the plane crash that happened in september, taking our friends chris and che. even two months later, i still canít believe what happened, and itís too much to talk about. but let me say that i think about little chris every single day, and the world is not the same without him. he is one of the best people iíve ever known. we travelled the world together, spending countless hours on busses and planes, in hotel lobbies and dressing rooms. we worked together, laughed, and played jokes on people. when i saw him in the studio, no matter if it were with blink-182, +44, or an unknown band i was producing, chris would walk right in, introduce himself, make some jokes, and make sure everyone was taken care of. he made everyone feel at home. like they were family. every person he met was a friend for life, and he could talk to anyone. it didnít matter if it was the biggest star in the world or someone waiting to get into a show, little chris treated everyone as a friend. he was a dear friend to me. iím so sad that he is not here right now. there are just no words.

iím also so thankful that travis and DJ AM made it out of the plane that horrible night. travis is a brother to me, and since the crash he has gone through more than i can even imagine. from the day after the plane went down, when i saw him in the burn unit out in georgia, to the hospital here in LA, to seeing him at home, his recovery is nothing short of amazing. every day gets a little better. and not only is he my brother, but also the best drummer and musician iíve ever seen. the man was born to play drums, and it is great to see him starting to get back into the studio and behind his kit.

as for me, i have been getting back to work as well. a couple of weeks ago i went into the studio with our lunar activities, to finish up their record. chris holmes and i recorded three more of their songs, and they are in the final mixing stage right now. then last week i went out to new york city to introduce all time low at the 2008 woodie awards for mtvu. the day i got back into town i went right into the studio with my friend richard gibbs, who scores films. he had a rough idea of a song for the movie he is currently working on, and he wanted me to come in and collaborate with him on it. we spent five straight days in the studio and came up with a really fun track for a movie called ďfired up,Ē that comes out next year. itís good to be singing again, and getting back into it. now this week chris holmes and i are working on a theme song for a tv show. today it passed the first round of approvals, and now it goes up to the big time producer people for their thoughts. hopefully itíll be seen on a television near you very soon. check local listings.

in the midst of everything else that has happened lately, tom, travis, and i have all spoken together. first through a number of phone calls, and then a couple of weeks ago we all hung out for a few hours. theyíve all been great, very positive conversations. weíre just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. itís a good thing. obviously the first question for a lot of people will be ďdoes this mean a blink-182 reunion?Ē the answer is none of us know. we havenít talked about it at all. right now itís just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect, and let the past be the past. the events of the past two months supersede everything that happened before. life is too short.


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08:17 PM on 11/18/08
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that trainsaw is one cool fellow
08:17 PM on 11/18/08
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im so glad there talking to eachother again
08:18 PM on 11/18/08
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Aw, I love Mark.
08:19 PM on 11/18/08
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great news.... in soooooooo many ways
08:19 PM on 11/18/08
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Hoppus seems like a genuine genuine dude. He's right, "life is too short."
08:19 PM on 11/18/08
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I wonder if the Tom hate will subside any now that it's confirmed that they're all on speaking terms.
08:19 PM on 11/18/08
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im glad that they are all friends again.
08:20 PM on 11/18/08
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probably
08:20 PM on 11/18/08
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=)
08:20 PM on 11/18/08
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that trainsaw is one cool fellow
Most definitely.
08:20 PM on 11/18/08
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I just posted this too about 2 minutes ago.

I'm soooo glad that they finally talked after four years. Its just sad it took Travis nearly dying for them to do so.
08:21 PM on 11/18/08
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its like he teased me. i gasped at the last paragraph, full heartedly
08:22 PM on 11/18/08
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08:22 PM on 11/18/08
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money says they reunite
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