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Nihilist Arby's strange video manifesto featuring Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, Wandering Birds) has been uncovered by AV Club.

Submitted by jaradise
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:23 AM
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms has posted a new blog.
To be clear: I hate the idea of thuggish censorship. I hate violence. I strongly distrust guns. I hate radical fundamentalism, whether itís islam or christianity. Fuck it all. However, I think that our narrative is deeply flawed when we see these kinds of acts and donít even ask why theyíre happening beyond ďwow, these assholes hate our freedom and get super butthurt when you mock their dumb prophet.Ē Thatís ignoring A) that this is an act perpetrated by crazy people and B) that thereís rage out there thatís very real and itís the result of personal loss and horrible grief. ďThey hate our freedom?Ē Sheeeit, maybe because our...
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:31 PM
Brendan Kelly's written a new blog addressing stolen photos, victim shaming, and a whole lot more.
So, yeah. I'm upset at the way that the current spate of "hacked celebrity nudes" has created a noxious victim blaming firestorm here on the internet, stemming mostly from everyone wanting to see Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton naked, feeling guilty, and then shifting that guilt onto those girls as to feel a little bit better about looking at their intimate photos. Pretty lame, even for you, Millhouse.
Jason Tate on 09/03/14 - 10:56 AM
The Lawrence Arms will be doing a short string of shows in the UK this fall. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/30/14 - 10:50 AM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog looks into the worst ways to die.
That dude from Brand New sings a line that I think is pretty good: ďJesus Christ, Iím not scared to die. Iím a little bit scared of what comes after.Ē Itís evocative of the weird uncertain relationship humanity has with death, but I think itís wrong. Being dead is a breeze. Weíve all already done it before. Begin at the moment you were born and go backwards to the beginning of time. How long is that? If you answered anything other than ďan infinite amount of timeĒ then god bless your foolish heart. Youíve already not existed for eternity and youíre fine right now, right?
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 04:04 PM
In a recent interview with Punks in Vegas, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) revealed that he's asked Brendan Kelly to do a children's album for his Fun Fun imprint.
I've already talked to Brendan and heís on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.

Submitted by timorous_me
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:37 AM
Brendan Kelly tackles inspirational-quotes, inspirational speeches, and self-help books in his latest blog entry:
Itís fine, I guess. I donít wanna shit on any traditions, but it IS more or less a waste of time and energy at best and at worst itís a terrible platform for some dumb dick who lucked into a lottery-win caliber job to reinforce their own deluded notion that they understand how the world works better than everyone else (this is particularly funny because thereís almost no one less qualified to explain to young people how to make it in the world than people who get paid millions of dollars to pretend to be other people, write laws about other people, or play shitty pop songs)....
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 03:31 PM
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