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Love All Of The Time
Love All Of The Time
11/23/11 at 01:29 PM by anamericangod
How do you put this to words? How do you write a farewell to the band responsible for leading you down the musical path you've taken over the past ten years? I don't want this to be a mashed up synopsis of album reviews, so it's not going to be. If you're reading this, chances are you're already familiar with the musical endeavors this band has taken on over the years, and you know why their departure is such a big deal to their fans and the music community.

Thursday was my gateway drug. I had always been into music, and already I'd heard a few songs from bands that I would eventually come to love as time went on, but it wasn't until Thursday's Full Collapse that I really got it. I still remember my friend being so excited about this band he'd found, saying...[read more]
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01:58 PM on 11/23/11
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02:01 PM on 11/23/11
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It feels as if I've lost a good friend.
02:20 PM on 11/23/11
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This is fucking perfect
02:32 PM on 11/23/11
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Well said.
02:35 PM on 11/23/11
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Really well written!
02:48 PM on 11/23/11
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That was a great read. I had Arc-Lamps on repeat while reading this....it was perfect background music haha.
03:02 PM on 11/23/11
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Wonderful. Stay True.
04:21 PM on 11/23/11
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enjoyed this. I'm scared for the day AFI officially calls it quits, I'm sure I'll be feeling similarly.
05:16 PM on 11/23/11
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Absolutely beautiful.
06:51 PM on 11/23/11
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Can't say I've ever been a huge fan of Thursday's stuff, but what you wrote here really got to me. I feel exactly the same way about my favorite bands/artists, and the day they stop making music, I hope I can write them as good a eulogy as you've written here. Bravo.
09:43 PM on 11/23/11
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Thank you Joe, I love hearing stories not only about these guys being talented musicians but also genuine heartfelt people. Bravo
04:32 AM on 11/24/11
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I remember hearing that story on that live version of "Standing on the Edge of Summer". Heartbreaking.
10:55 AM on 11/24/11
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That was a wonderful read. I love that you quoted a "Running From The Rain" line, it's my all time favorite song from them. The way Geoff sings "When it reaches the end of the liiiiiiiiiiiiine" on the first chorus still hits me as hard as the first time. I wish i was old enough to see them live when they played there in 2006...
11:05 AM on 11/24/11
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Beautifully written. I got a little choked up. Such an influential band that is going to be one big fond memory for me that changed how I look at emotional music all together (not a cliche, but a passionate & expressive art form).
06:36 PM on 11/24/11
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"Please don't tell me they were just a band. That bands break up all the time. That I'll feel better, it's no big deal, I'll get over it. Why the fuck would I want to hear that right now? I don't want to feel better, and I don't want to get over it. I want to take the time to mourn the loss of something that I've invested the better part of my adult life in caring about."

Illustrates what I'm feeling perfectly. I just want to say that to every idiot poster who says "whats the big deal."
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