That really irks me. I never imagined a member of a band like Thursday comprising integrity in exchange for a paycheck. I understand that playing music professionally is a job, but really? The song is catchy, but I don't honestly believe that this is what they want to be doing. The fact that they're doing it solely based on money really makes me uncomfortable
Dude, you do what you have to do. This is the opinion of someone who doesn't work to support themselves. Maybe these guys aren't qualified to do anything but play music. Therefore, if Ellen calls and says you can make a quick buck, your integrity goes out the window.
"If we could have sold out more, we would have done so without thinking about it"
- Geoff Rickley
I assume the rest of the band is like that, and I have no problem with that.
It's just like how dudes who want to make a buck go into gay porn regardless of their orientation. Yeah, it sucks, and it's a pain in the ass, but if you need money, and you only have a limited set of skills, your hands are tied (in the scenario of gay porn, your hands may be literally tied).