Strange dreams have tormented me through the night
Reading between my lines
Bringing me everything I left behind
My pages are still wet with tears, Aye Cuba
Me has cambiado pie Sizemore
Me dista vida nueva
Yo nunca te olvidare
A vivir se bale le pena
A morir no se terminara la vida
Que perfecta esta la energia
Que maneja el mar
(You have changed me forever
I will never forget you
To live is worth the pain
To die is not to end life
How perfect is the energy
That drives the sea)
Looks so good in a suit!
Credit to @AugustBradley
So, PFA have released a new single today. Its a song known by 100 Monkeys fans called Wicked Little Things. That alone worried me as the band seem to be living off the former glory of two of the band members.
Saying that, I like it. I’ve only listened once and it got my toe tapping (yes, the right one) and the bass is amazing in it. Not keen on the ridiculously long intro, but all in all, the single’s a win for me.
As many of you know, the weekend just past was a special one. SBL happened in Madison, Wisconsin. PFA and Mechanical People both performed (along with other great acts) and I am not going into all that now as I didn’t watch all of the stream and haven’t had a chance to catch up with the videos. I’ll save that for another post.
I haven’t been online much the last week or so because of the crap flying around the fandom and I have more important things to worry about, but I have heard that some people have said that when thy watched PFA perform at SBL that they forgot all about 100 Monkeys. How is that possible?
I mean seriously, 2 of the ban members were in 100 Monkeys, the band was formed BECAUSE of 100 Monkeys and they perform 100 Monkeys songs. I’m
All for allowing the band having their own identity away from 100 Monkeys, but to say that they were forgotten is, in my opinion, simply saying what you think PFA want to hear.
Yes, they are there own entity and that is to be applauded and recognised, but to disregard their origins is wrong and a little stupid. That would be like me saying I’m from Birmingham because I have lived here for 13 years, completely ignoring the fact that I spent my formative years in London. Those years formed who i am and how I think/speak/act. To ignore 100 Monkeys in support of PFA is similar.
This is simply what I think, but I wish others would stop fawning and start being honest out of fear of offending the masses.
I just wanted to post this cause I miss it. I just hope those guys sort their problems out and at least get talking again, even if 100 Monkeys don’t get back together, I want them to be friends again. That was the main draw of them, the genuine trust, respect and love they had for each other.
Thus, I am done preaching. Bring on the positivity!
True colours certainly have been exposed today, on what should be a celebration for Johnson’s birthday.
Not only was an article published about PFA in a Vegas magazine (or newspaper, I’m not sure on that) that, at first glance is promoting the new band. When I read it closer, there is little to no band or music promotion. Instead, it is an undisguised finger point at Jackson. According to whomever write the article, he is now dead to the band. These are people who have been friends for at least 15 years, who at the moment, are going through some serious tough times. I don’t condone digs at others in public forums, but I understand hurt makes people say things they normally wouldn’t say in public.
Having said this, I don’t believe either of the Bens would have said anything like this, but I do believe their “manager” would. As it is not a direct quote, no one can prove or disprove who said it and in what context.
Then… The above photo. There are FB groups and Twitter accounts that spread hatred toward’s Jackson’s pregnant girlfriend. Some if it disgusting and frankly, scary as hell. I understand people are shocked at the speed of how their relationship has progressed, but that is NO ONE’S business but theirs. It all smacks of pure and unadulterated jealousy. If you truly ‘love’ him as much as you claim (which I highly doubt as you don’t KNOW him regardless of how many meet and greets you have had), you would simply want him to be happy. And, to me, he looks very happy.
So, having said that, why would the manager of PFA follow a twitter account that is aimed at spreading hate about a pregnant woman who has kept herself to herself? On her PUBLIC account on which she ‘promotes’ the band she works for?
I held my tongue (a bit) about her lack of professionalism when she posted the post on the official 100 Monkeys website clearly naming Jackson as the reason behind everything, but this has taken it too far!
For someone who claims to have been in the business for as long as she does, professionalism should be as natural as breathing, yet again and again, she defies all logic known to man.
The day of the band she manages 2nd show, was she busting her ass getting the word out? No, she was at a BBQ with friends.
She controls the band twitter and only RT positivity (which is fine, all
Bands need to hear good things about their art), but she ignores legitimate questions about singles, show details etc… How are the fans able to promote the band (as requested) if they don’t have all the details?
I love the Bens, and Mat and Rob are really growing on me through their interaction with fans in twitter and FB, but if they don’t begin to see the damage she is doing to them and their reputation, they will be dragged down with her when karma finally catches up with her.
I understand a lot of people like her, but this public support of bullies should show her in a new light. Yes, there are a lot of monkey fans who don’t like the fact that Jackson appears to be the bad guy in this whole situation, but none of us know the full story. Until he, Jerad, the Bens or uncle make any kind of official statement, none of us will. They are not required to, regardless of what some fans believe. We do not NEED to know the whole story, even though we all admit that we want to, we just need to know that all parties are being represented in the right way. So far, 2/5 are not.
*sits back and awaits a lynch mob*
To quote a relatively new band Pink Fuzzy Animals
Side, Whose side am I on?
My side. YAY team me.
Why do I have to pick a side. I didn’t pick a side when I was at school and all my friends were falling out. I didn’t pick a side when Take That split and I…