The NME Awards Mean You Should Complete the MCRmy Census, and Other Smug Fan Moments.

News of the week: Gerard Way agrees with me that the clothes the Glee kids wore for SING were shit.

 

Smug Fan moment over.

Although, in other ‘state the obvious’ stories, Frank explains why he got married and MCR are up for best fan community at this year’s NME Awards. If they don’t win after this census, I’m going to be having a stern word with you all (they’re also up for Music Moment of the Year for playing with Brian May at Reading and Gerard’s up for hottest man. Irrelevant, some may say, especially as he traditionally takes the award for hottest woman, but the kid from Black Veil Brides is in it, so. (Although he’d do all right for hottest woman too.)).

While I’m thinking about the census, there is now an @MCRmyCensus Twitter and the questionnaire’s open until the 30th April this year. Tell the kids who don’t speak English, I don’t know how to translate it yet.

WordPress is telling me that ‘wore’ isn’t a word. I checked with Google Define, it is.

10 Years, 10 Days: Warning: Irritant

You can’t be in the most dangerous band in the world and make everybody happy.

My Chem Wants Everyone to Kill Themselves

It’s quite tempting to not even link the offending articles that The Daily Mail had the audacity to call journalism – but unlike the rest of the British press, I have sources to support my argument. The Sarah Sands article in 2006 – before Parade came out – that, I believe, started it all. Then there’s the immensely sad story of a thirteen-year-old girl hanging herself that got blown way out of proportion by The Mail and, possibly, The Sun (I ain’t gracing their website with my presence to find the article, sorry). My heart goes out to the girl’s family – but if she believed killing herself was what the band wanted, she’d been exposed to ignorant teenagers, not a motherfucking suicide cult. Or the actual band. Anyway; an ignorant Mail reader’s reaction that I stumbled upon a few years ago and is good to yell atMy Chem’s reaction. The MCRmy’s reaction.

Glee

Having heard other cover versions, I can honestly say that Glee‘s cover of SING was far better than it could have been (although I have no idea why they were dressed like Scottish farmers). Glenn Beck had something to say. Then Frank and Ray did on Twitter (scroll down their timelines to find the insults if you want, I have school tomorrow). Then I did too. Then Gerard did what he does best by drawing a cartoon and reminding everyone that the point is to piss people off.

Reading and Leeds

One of the best shows ever. The shows that were better than that.

This is what happens when you Google ‘Why do people hate My Chemical Romance’.

There are actually some valid comments, considering the commenters’ ignorance. To the casual listener – and the rest of us, actually – some songs are overplayed. There is a large emphasis on death in the earlier work – just not in a negative way, an observant one. They did used to wear an awful lot of black, and it isn’t the happiest colour around. The guys didn’t set out to be rockstars, but this doesn’t mean they’re ungrateful, it just means they aren’t tabloid whores in it for the money.

This is my favourite part of an answer:

  …and finally they are completely about the look, just think if my chemical romance got a tan, a non emo hair cut, and started wearing a t-shirt and jeans do you think any of their fans would buy one of their cd’s or go see them in concert…

I salute your reasoning and respect your opinion. Your ignorance makes you wrong, and your lack of grammar makes you inarticulate, but I hear you.

This Time One Week Ago, I Was a Bat. Complete With Cave.

  I pause in my revising of ultrasound waves to talk about the first week back at school.

  Jesus H. Christ. How can a week only four days long go on forever????? If you answer that question, I will give you a million pounds. Or a guest-post explaining it. But – seriously – I don’t get it. Is it down to becoming nocturnal over Christmas? Eating too much over Christmas? Only watching Glee over Christmas?

  Saying that, Glee is pretty much the only thing I’ve watched this last week too. I still can’t work out if I like it (and I definitely turn the volume down when they start belting one out). Having watched several episodes, I have come to the conclusion that I am drawn to the show because it’s about a normal school with, like, boys, in it. I go to an overly stressy all-girls grammar with uniforms. Green uniforms.

  Glee is a parallel universe. Also I’ve always quite liked the idea of singing and/or dancing when I’m pissed off instead of stamping around, swearing and occasionally punching stuff/people. What can I say, I’m passive at heart. Plus one of the guys is becoming more and more attractive every episode.

  If you can get who out of me, you really can have a million pounds.