Regardless of my feelings for partick's solo stuff and FOB's output post-FUTCT, I totally see where he is coming from and its heartbreaking. And I still don't understand how FOB ever got classified as an emo band.
I've grown to really understand that FOB is one of the most tragically under-appreciated bands in the past ten years.
Pretty much everyone around me HATED them, and I just conformed to that mindset until I decided to ACTUALLY check out FUTCT and I fell in love. I just don't understand how people can pass the band off as a "bullshit pop-punk band". There are so many bands that deserve that, but not FOB. I will never understand why they received the hate they did. Maybe because the vulnerable nature of their music, and I'm a heart-on-my-sleeve type of person. I'm not sure.
i never understood the hate either. these are the same people that will turn around and say that the black eyed peas are "talented."
I didn't think Soul Punk was a bad record. Bummer to hear he didn't get far with it.
I'm still not sure why he doesn't follow Andy, Joe and Pete's lead and try starting a new project. I think the reason he took so much shit (undeservedly) was because he was doing a solo act instead of a new band, and I don't think Andy and Joe face anywhere near the same level of hate in TDT because they're playing in a band.
But, fuck it, they should just do an Arma Angelus reunion.
Folie a Deux is BY far the best Fall Out Boy record on all fucking levels. Infinity on High is great too. Reading this made me pissed off and sad for him.
ok there are way too many people saying this. i was going to refrain from making a comment but nothing beats TTYG and FUTCT. with that being said, im not clamoring for patrick to stop doing solo stuff. i don't like, so i just don't listen to it. when i want to listen to old school FOB, i listen to old school FOB. patrick can do what he wants and he's always good in my book.
TL; DR -
I'm skinny and people liked me better fat.
My last two albums were panned by critics and fans so I'm taking a break from shows/releases.
I tried acting but I didn't like it which is okay because nobody wanted me for roles. Etc etc.
Edit: UGH, I just have to rant.
This entire thing is just a self loathing pity party.
Another thing...he says something along the lines that he blew his nest egg recording and booking shows...sounds like a personal problem and a lesson in finances. He could have recorded the same record quality wise for half the price in a studio with engineers and producers who are just as good but not as known. That would have been punk as fuck too, but like he says, he's just the singer from that emo band.
Don't worry Pat, you'll never be 17 again but you can sure write dejected blog posts like you are! I mean seriously if this was his attitude when FOB was just getting started they wouldn't have made it very far.
Nobody likes my band so i'll try acting or college or something I enjoy how poetically emo.
LOL @ not wanting to be that emo guy while writing a long internet blog about his "woe is me" self pity and his feelings. Doesn't get more emo guy than that
So I guess expressing your feelings is a crime? That is the crux of what is wrong with the music world and society in general. BTW nobody made you read the blog post, and you also completely missed the point of it. Congrats.
wait, i'm supposed to feel sympathy for him? really? i love patrick, but this is just insulting, especially when he has the ability, contacts, etc, etc, to do whatever the fuck he wants in the industry. your last album wasn't well received? make a new one! you're tired of fucking fob fans saying you suck? get better security. honestly. oh, i know! HE SHOULD TRY OUT FOR THE VOICE! lol.
Yeah you're a psychic and you totally know his situation. I guess you live in a fantasy world where the music industry isn't extremely fickle and fluctuating.
no, i live in the real world where my mom has cancer. compared to that, i'd sure as fuck like to be on patrick's end... making music, touring the world, posting pity blogs. such a hard life, especially the part where he says he can live comfortably for x amount of years without having to get a real job. not to mention the royalty checks he'll get till he dies from fob. yea, i. feel. so. much. for. him.
he focus wasn't on his financial difficulty, it was on people's perceptions of him, genius.