Anonymous said: Cottaging is a super tight track. It reminds me of a bunch if other bands but I can't remember who and that pisses me off. Parts of it reminded me of The Cure and that was off putting
You’re reminded of the choir of heaven, a musical group you heard in your pre-birth stage of existence.
7:18 am • 28 July 2014
Anonymous said: hitting 31 next month.. should i stop wearing band merch now? or just pick one thing at a time, like plain zip up band shirt, band zip up plain t... right now its band merch everything zip up and band t.. with a shirt.. could i be at risk of turning into "that guy" if this goes unchecked.. should i start hanging out with rick ta life if i dont change it up? how much band merch is acceptable in your 30's??
8:39 pm • 27 July 2014 • 27 notes
Anonymous said: Same anon as before, re: the generational aspects don't forget the pre-Crisis DC continuity where Earth-2 had a fully fleshed out history of its own where Superman, Batman, the other golden age heroes aged and younger heroes were literally the next generation. Huntress as the daughter of Batman and Catwoman. Infinity Inc. was the children of the JSA heroes on Earth-2. Crisis On Infinite Earths has its place in history, but I still think pre-Crisis DC was a way more interesting place.
When people talk about how alienating crossovers and events are to the new reader, this is what they mean. Crisis is impenetrable for someone like me who just wants a strong arc with a relatable character.
8:28 pm • 27 July 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: At least for a while, DC made up for the lack of moral complexity with a rich generational history with the multiple iterations of the Flash, Green Lantern, etc. It gave the universe a depth that Marvel lacked with its rolling timeline tied to the real world. Geoff Johns took advantage of it with a stellar run on JSA. Ditto for James Robinson and Starman. I tended to follow writers rather than either publisher, but still got pretty butt hurt over the new 52 reboot and jumped ship.
That’s an interesting take. That multiple-characters-to-the-same-name thing always alienated me. I see many fans love it though. It fosters a whole ‘my guy’ thing where people can have favorites.
6:33 pm • 27 July 2014 • 2 notes
andrewtsks said: So I just found out at a show last night that Mary from Self Defense Family is the same Mary whose disco-punk(?) band, Moon Boggle, played my 30th birthday party when she was like 16. Hardcore is a very small world.
This just took me back. Moon Boggle was a fun period in my life.
6:15 pm • 27 July 2014 • 8 notes
Anonymous said: give me a good response to a love interest who just posted "here we go again" by operation ivy on facebook
"I used to find you attractive."
5:21 pm • 27 July 2014 • 13 notes
Anonymous said: what's the difference beetwen a collaboration and a split?
A split is typically two bands contributing a song or songs written and recorded independently of each other.
A collaboration could mean anything, but in this case it refers to songs that were written and recorded by members of both bands in the same space at the same time.
We all got in a room and recorded three tracks. Think we’re releasing two of them in a few months.
3:27 pm • 27 July 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: DC's Animal Man reboot with the new 52 was excellent specially when trevor did the art, and the Vertigo imprint usually has one or two limited series at any given time, Marvel has consistently better art but it rarely hooks me the way DC does? am I a poser?
For the purposes of talking about DC as DC we can’t really include Vertigo. It’s an imprint that, for most of its existence, has acted independent to DC. For years, diehard Vertigo fans wouldn’t acknowledge the connection unless pressed.
At this exact moment, I couldn’t speak to the quality of either company. I’ve leaned Marvel over the years, but I’ve enjoyed plenty of DC books too.
Something that’s been written about a great deal is the difference in the philosophical origins of the marquee characters. DC characters tend to be authoritarian in nature with more concrete and easily understood motivations, while Marvel characters are inclined towards a higher level of moral complexity. In my experience, this seems to bleed into the readership. If you read comic book messageboards, there’s a vocal minority(?) of conservative thinkers who identify as lifelong DC readers.
10:49 am • 27 July 2014 • 4 notes
Anonymous said: Didn't Drug Church record with Will Yip recently? Is that material going to be released?
Self Defense did for our collaboration record with Touche Amore tentatively titled Headwalking To the Food Court.
10:00 am • 27 July 2014 • 15 notes
Overnight Drive recording
So in about an hour we are pulling Eric Busta into the mix. This is bound to be an EOAY heavy episode, so bring any questions about old shit you have to
5:11 am • 27 July 2014 • 4 notes