Emmure has consistently drawn the same amount over the past 7 years in Portland, which is astounding, especially for a heavier band. Band gets a lot of hate, but they push on.
Someone actually said this kind of stuff to Bethany? I can’t believe it’s 2013 and people act like this.
I’d HIGHLY suggest checking this out, you can buy a lot of great records this way that were once exclusives (like the New Found Glory “Mania” RSD 7’).
If you could ask Jonathan Vigil anything, what would you ask him and why? I’m currently researching for interview #3.
Please re-blog with your questions
This really hurts. A LOT. I’m able to brush off a lot of negative criticism, but when you go out of your way and sacrifice to attend shows, do interviews, and show support for bands that get me through the day, it strikes a nerve.
I’m still really happy to be doing interviews for Absolutepunk, I’m very fortunate to be part of such a structurally sound team that legitimately cares about each other.
I am NOT paid, it is my complete and total responsibility to get my ass to and from shows. 99% of time, this costs me $35-40 to get there and back. I walked nearly 8 miles in the pouring down rain just to attend the “Suppy Nation” tour. Had I known Will thought I was just a “fucking nerd” that doesn’t do anything, I would’ve stayed home, even though I had a great time chatting with Kelen that night; and might I add that Kelen is by far one of the most respectful people I’ve met in awhile, I always appreciate the time he takes to chat with me. What I don’t understand is why did Will make time for me during the Glamour Kills tour about a year ago if I was such a “nerd”? I don’t understand. I do interviews and (occasionally) reviews because I want as many as people as possible to hear good music that I enjoy. I have not made a single dollar doing this, nor do I expect to ever make anything in the future.
Just to make this trip happen, I had to not eat for nearly a day and a half. Which in hindsight really isn’t that bad, but it still a sacrifice regardless. I knew that missing tour would be such a bummer, so I figured out what I had to do and I made it happen.
Again, this really sucks. Because at the end of the day, I’m a fan too, and that’s why I do this.
Well, it’s the start of the new week and if you’re visiting APnet on a mobile device right now … you’ve probably noticed that we’ve got a brand new mobile site. This is the culmination of countless hours of work and testing and dedication from all the AP.net staff and quite a few active beta testers — we’re pretty proud of how it came out. To celebrate, we’re throwing a contest … and all of those details can be found below. But first, I want to highlight a few things about the new mobile site and also open this thread (as well as this one in the general forum) to any questions or comments you may have. Our website is ever evolving, and it’s from feedback from you, the user, that helps us continue to tailor our community to give you the best experience.
So, here’s a few basic tips and tricks about the new mobile site:
It should automatically work if you’re using a supported mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android 4.0 or higher, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8) … if your device isn’t on that list, it’s because we haven’t been able to test it enough to know for sure you’ll be able to use it without any issues. So, we’ve kept the “old” mobile website around for all other phones. If you’d like to try out the new mobile site on your phone, just to see if it works, you can go here — if it doesn’t work — or you just prefer the old mobile website, you can go here.
If you’re ever viewing the mobile website and you prefer to view the desktop site instead, you can click the menu (top left) and select “Desktop Site” at the bottom of the menu. If the menu is inaccessible, you can click here. From the desktop site you can view the mobile version at anytime by selecting it from the menu at the bottom of every page, under the “connect” header. Or click here.
The navigation menu is on the left top of your screen. The “action menu” on the top right of your screen contains actions you can perform on each page (in forums it has post options, in the album review section it has search and sort options, etc.).
When you are in a thread if you want to quickly jump to the bottom of the page, double tap with your finger. If you’d like to quickly go to the top of the screen (on iOS devices you can tap the black status bar — where the clock and battery indicator is) you can drag your finger from the left to the right of the page.
When you are browsing the forums (or your followed threads page, or the album reviews/interviews, or your inbox) you can always select a particular thread by clicking the title. BUT, if you’d like more options (like going to the last page of a thread, or going to the first unread post of a thread) — you can tap the gray arrow that is on the far right of the screen. This will pop-up a special menu that makes browsing around the website even easier.
Tapping the word “absolutepunk” at the top will always take you to the homepage.
The little blue dots/icons stand for “unread/new” on the site. You’ll see them on threads with new posts, or private messages you haven’t read, and one will pop-up on the top menu to let you know if you have new notifications (private messages, direct replies, etc.).
Artist profiles now work on mobile. So if you click a band name you can see all the news from the band right from your pocket.
The website works pretty awesomely as a homescreen app.
Any other questions/comments/thoughts can be posted in the replies here, or this thread in the general forum. I’ll be spending most of the next few days checking them and answering questions, or helping troubleshoot, and looking for bugs. This is just the 1.0 release of the new mobile site — and I’m already working on the next version (bringing in member profiles, fixing up some of the bugs we’ve found, and making it an even better mobile experience). Plus, once the mobile site gets all fixed up — we’ll be working on the elephant in the room: a new desktop website. So, stay tuned.
You made it this far huh? You read all my rambling??? You should be rewarded!
We’re throwing a contest to celebrate the release of the new mobile website and we’re going to give a way some giftcards. It’s a mobile site for a music website — so it makes sense to give away some giftcards that are music related. So, I’ve got a bunch of iTunes and Rdio giftcards (winners can pick which they want) that I’m going to give away to members that post about the new AP.net mobile website on some sort of social site. On twitter? You just have to follow us and make a tweet about the new mobile site with @absolutepunk at the end of the tweet, I’ll pick my favorites later this week. On Facebook? Make sure you like us, and then share this photo. Tumblr? Share this photo. I’ll be combing through all of these, as well as my favorite posts in our forums, over the week and selecting winners to get some giftcards. Music wins.
Hope you enjoy! And as always — you, the community, are what makes us special. We love you.
Mark my words, we’re taking over the world…
Check out this interview I did with ‘Issues’ on AbsolutePunk.net. Follow me on twitter, @Jake_Denning
Check out this news article, ‘AP.net Interview: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!,’ on AbsolutePunk.net.
Check out my brand new interview with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk.
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Fun Fact: I have the second stanza paragraphed on my right quadricep, Sept. 2011.
When I saw the trending topic, I thought “No way, why is Ray J trending? He must’ve dropped something HUGE”. Well, I was dead wrong.
1. “Hit It First” is about how he banged Kim K “first” and “put her on”. Pretty bitter, right? I mean, how long ago WAS that tape…5 or 6 years ago? Goodness gracious.
2. He threw Bobby Brackins on the track. I thought that dude took his “You look like the damn Predator” diss in stride and disappeared. Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea to give him a feature? Was NOBODY ELSE open?
3. Ray J is 32 years old. Not even Soulja Boy would be pulling this type of tomfoolery.
I still can’t believe this is an actual song.