I noticed there's a song called "Status Update" on your new record. I also noticed that you posted your new record on your Facebook page. I also
noticed that in order to stream the record, you had to "like" your Facebook page. It seems like you guys really enjoy that particular social networking site. I mean, heck! You even wrote a song about it! Neat!
I'm wondering why you would succumb to such a seemingly fascist marketing ploy to promote your new record, and how much your "likes" really mean to you and the band. Considering all the references to Facebook, as well as the exclusivity of the new record streaming on your Facebook instead of a place like Punknews.org or Peta.org. or Infowars.com - I figured there must be a good reason for this, which is why i'm writing in to you today. I know that your 2001 release "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes" was the prerequisite to the future decline of Myspace, and I was easily able to pick up on all your lyrical references. For example: (Taken from the song "Back To The Motor League") - you write: "I guess life
is just a popularity contest" - which I heard loud and clear as "I guess the top 8 on your profile
is just a popularity contest".
So now that you know that I spend a lot of my time combing your lyrics for relevant metaphors, you can be sure that I won't let this little "Facebook States" i mean..."Failed States" thing rest without being thoroughly explained. I want to join the fight to take down Mark Zuckerberg with you and your band. The only thing is - I'm from the U.S.A. and I know how you guys feel about that <@
(that is an american guy making an awkward face with curly hair and a pointy birthday hat on. this emoticon illustrates my feelings about being from the U.S.A.)