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28 September 2008 @ 09:25 pm
i'm the only one to blame  
I don't usually post about my dreams (except for that one time I dreamt I was a man-eating purple sheep, because that shit's just funny). I'll make another exception for the dream I had about PSTUMP'S BABY.

I was at a magazine stand and he was on the front page of Hello!, avec girlfriend and baby. The article said, 'Patrick joins his bandmates Pete and Andy in having a baby' and I was all, HOLLA, MINI-ANDY. The spread was mainly pictures, of course, because the people who run Hello! don't think the people who buy Hello! can read. (My dreams are very accurate and true to life, obviously.) (Incidentally, whoever stole Panic's exclamation mark should steal Hello!'s.)

Mainly, though, I was astonished that I hadn't heard about Patrick dating Colleen Rooney, the mother of his child.

Okay, this video.

Regarding which I am also posting, simply because I nerved myself up to watch it and if I had to suffer, so shall ye. I don't know why I'm nervous about watching band vids and not about, say, being asked to DRAW THE BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE LIVER, but if we knew everything what would god have left to tell us on the Last Day? (Aside from 42.)

#1: wow, toastmasters much? I haven't heard so many ums and ehs since the last time I listened to someone present a history. IE three days ago.

#2: they say 'disco' funny. Like, dee-sko. Funny haha AND funny peculiar.

#3: Ryan has the best poker face ever, but really? Half of the humour in a joke comes from the delivery of the punch line. He must get people going, 'Wait - what? Did he just make a joke? Was it supposed to be funny? Is it too late to laugh?' A LOT.

#4: we had a tutorial the other day wherein one of my classmates was told to go stand in a corner and say 'I will never use the term 'weak pulse' again' for ten minutes. I kind of wanted Spencer to do the same with 'Conciseness is my friend.'

#5: cryogenically freezing just one vocal cord wouldn't do much good, because the whole point is that the two of them vibrate together to make sound. Sry, Jon. I think that's what they call 'pot logic.'

#6: maybe one of Brendon's vocal cords was stolen and that's why he was so very, very silent.

#7: they all seemed so completely off their faces, like they were drunk past the point of articulation. I'm pretty sure Ryan was asleep at some point.

#8: I saw one of these before on actual TV, with just Ryan and Spencer; my brother came in and said of Ryan, 'He fancies him,' of Spencer.

#9: they brought props! Well. Spencer brought props. Spencer Thinks Ahead (but does not Practise His Speeches).

#10: there is no #10.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: love is noise (the verve)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Converse kissscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I think I've only watched one (or two?) before, involving Ryan answering listener questions with this insanely sarcastic drawl. I'm very with the concept of hating everything, as I hate everything, but they seem to have very little reason to hate everything? At least, compared to me.

That's where their privilege comes in, methinks. A band who had to work harder and longer for their level of success would probably be grateful that people want them to do countdowns, not disdainful. I wonder do they ever realise that? It's not necessarily a bad thing, but if it's ever taken away they'll be screwed.

Oh, just the IDEA of Ryan having boycrushes! It lights up my withered little soul.
you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: warmer in the basement (cs: gabe)marksykins on September 29th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I guess if I was them I'd be pretty sick of answering questions about gay rumors, Brendon's religion, Ryan's dad, the loss of the exclamation point, and the whys and hows about the change in their sound, too. So it's probably a your mileage may vary thing.

Haha, I think it just manifests differently. The bands that really earned their dues are some of the worst in interviews -- like Gabe Saporta is a great interviewee but you can only take maybe 20% of what he says as truth. Actually, that might be a high estimate. And Panic has gotten way, way better than they used to be. They actually answer questions occasionally now. :D

John Norris crushes on Ryan more than Ryan crushes on him, too! So doubly entertaining.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: FOB: Pete the dinosaurscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
I get that, but of course there's the flipside: even though WE all know about that, and most of their fans do too ... a lot of people don't. Like, six months ago I'd never heard of Panic in my life. If I didn't have lj and the internet and fantastic (slashy) primers, I'd be relying on mag articles and TV slots for that info. Neither of which have any longevity, so if I missed the ones six months ago, I'd need the ones now. I'm sure you know this already, but I doubt they ever sit down and think about it that way. The thing is, in their position I wouldn't be thinking much differently, but still. A leetle perspective? Admittedly difficult, from Mount Olympus. ;P

I'd do the exact same as Gabe - lie my head off. Why not? As long as it's entertaining! (And in the end Panic are the awkward little boys they used to be, because that's who everyone is. Do you ever leave high school? That's what I want to know.)

Ha, I totally need to youtube him now! Not that I know who he is or anything.

And I used to say that about Gerard Way.
you do not cross a sugarbaker womanmarksykins on September 29th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to imagine that they never think of that sort of thing. But honestly they probably don't care much. The reason I don't bother judging them for it is I wouldn't either. Haha, I'm petty enough that I still get mad when people my age don't know the same obscure pop culture trivia from my childhood. Most people are likely on your side though! That's a sane reaction to things.

If fandom, celebrity following, college, post-grad, and working life have taught me one thing it's that no one leaves high school. Ever.

HA! You won't end up fangirling John Norris, I assure you. He's about fifty and still a MTV (in the U.S.) correspondent. I think bands just like him because he knows what he's talking about. You might end up fangirling Steven Smith of FUSE if you look into him, though. I like him enough that I wrote a primer about him for bandom_recs. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bollywoodscoradh on September 29th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
(The main reason I mention it at all is that I went into medicine instead of a literature degree because I couldn't justify how useless it would make me. Me, now, not lit majors in general. If I were them I'd worry that if I didn't care enough, everyone else would stop caring, because in the end there's SO MUCH music out there.

But I'm not them, fortunately for everyone, because the slash would be far less hot. :D)

Coolio, I'm agonna check that out. I love primers, but I haven't come across a new one in a while.