Posts Tagged ‘My Chemical Romance’

November 27th, 2009 - 5:11 am § in Perfect Lines

All emo at True/Slant

I’m still kicking it over at True/Slant, and my latest is a piece on an Australian news site’s puff piece on the new My Chemical Romance album. Read it. Reblog it. Tweet it. Tumblr it. Love it.[...]

November 27th, 2009 - 3:59 am § in True/Slant

Australian news site tries to kill emo, fails

Another day, another journalist seeks to kill a genre of music. Today’s suspect is‘s Neala Johnson. The weapon – My Chemical Romance. What got the axe? Emo, of course: NO MORE angst. No more whingeing. No more playing the victim. When My Chemical Romance re-emerge in ea[...]

November 19th, 2009 - 8:11 pm § in True/Slant

Pete Wentz is a genius

It’s true… Pete Wentz is a genius. Or someone at Fall Out Boy camp has got it going on in their noggin. A smattering of break-up rumors cropped up online, fresh on the heels of the Tuesday release of the band’s greatest hits album Believers Never Die. Take the NME tweet from just y[...]

October 13th, 2009 - 1:26 am § in True/Slant

Peter Bagge's 'Hate' coming to Fox TV?

Fantagraphics Books reported one of the more curious potential TV pilots in recent years: Our own Peter Bagge has a development deal with FOX for THE BRADLEYS and the network has just ordered a pilot. For folks not familiar with Peter Bagge or The Bradleys, well, suffice to say the man is a legen[...]

July 31st, 2009 - 12:02 am § in Perfect Lines

Make It Stop…

Tsk Tsk LA Times. I’d already done away with (500) Days of Summer a handful of weeks ago, and this is merely another exaggerated interpretation of “emo culture.” So on the one hand, I’d like to dissect it. But, I think the words clearly speak for themselves: “500 Day[...]

May 27th, 2009 - 12:01 am § in Perfect Lines

Trek to Fandom

What’s the difference between these folks: Well, specific interest for one. Not level of interest though. Each of these photos represents the countless number of fans of everything from Star Trek to anime to the Oakland Raiders to My Chemical Romance. In each one of these, the individuals exp[...]

May 22nd, 2009 - 12:47 am § in Perfect Lines


Emo is getting a bad rap in New Zealand. First, there was the charge of a gang of so-called “emo killers” threatening youths who basically didn’t even consider themselves emo at Spotswood College; the entire incident appears to have died down and had the basic mark of sensationalis[...]

March 9th, 2009 - 11:53 pm § in Perfect Lines


Ok, the Watchmen movie wasn’t as bad as the title of this post would imply, but it wasn’t exactly as great as my expectations. However, considering the massive odds against it, the hype, and my own conceits, Zach Snyder’s take on the book was, in many ways, true to its original na[...]

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