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Brendan Kelly Writes Open Letter to Patrick Stump

Posted by - 01:21 PM on 03/02/12
Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) has posted a blog entry as an open letter to Patrick Stump.
From the BlogFirstly, you are the one that’s in charge, whether it seems like it or not. Here’s what I mean: everyone is an armchair quarterback. Everyone who likes something thinks they know exactly how to make it better or to keep it successful in the face of perceived mismanagement. This is a universal human trait (this is even MORE universal than the notion of people being cruel to public figures, in fact) and it manifests in sports, politics, writing, television and music. But those people (us, because all of us do this), about 99.9999999 percent of the time have NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT. People don’t respond well to change. That’s why, to be successful, you need to not only embrace, but initiate change constantly. It’s the single most important ingredient to success. People have all sorts of fancy words for this, like being ‘visionary’ or ‘out there’ or ‘fearless’ but these are all just euphemisms for being able to anticipate, precipitate and whether the storm of change. That’s all vision is. Ever.
 
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01:23 PM on 03/02/12
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Brendan is nothing short of a god, and he's absolutely right.
01:24 PM on 03/02/12
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Folie A Deux < Larry Arms.
01:25 PM on 03/02/12
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Folie A Deux > Larry Arms.

You have completely missed the point. Congratulations.

This is one of the funniest, most honest things I've read. Bravo.

"...or accidentally shit during a double anal scene."

"Well, they're dildos. Probably fat doldos."

Hahahah oh man. I hope he reads this.
01:25 PM on 03/02/12
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Like his writing style. Interesting read, and I agree with a lot of his points.

That said, I feel like this is the first of what will be MANY artist responses.
01:27 PM on 03/02/12
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Folie A Deux > Larry Arms.
Also, are you fucking high?
01:28 PM on 03/02/12
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Yeah, change your feelings with the flip of a switch!!! What do you think you're doing feeling bummed out and sharing your thoughts with the world after your life and career changed dramatically!!!
01:29 PM on 03/02/12
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Well fuck yeah.
01:29 PM on 03/02/12
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Yes.
01:30 PM on 03/02/12
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Folie A Deux < Larry Arms.
cmon dude.
01:31 PM on 03/02/12
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Also, are you fucking high?

I don't think being high has anything to do with it...
01:33 PM on 03/02/12
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i love this man.
01:36 PM on 03/02/12
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I don't think being high has anything to do with it...
I'm always trying to remember that talking how I talk in real life does not work the same way as talking on the internet. "Are you fucking high" might have been coming out the gate a little strongly...

However..

The two are barely comparable. That being said, I strongly disagree with the opinion that one FOB album (and their worst in my opinion) is better than the entire discography of The Lawrence Arms.

All THAT said...Go do what you want P Stump. Haters gonna hate.
01:37 PM on 03/02/12
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Love how he was straight to the point. That being said The Lawrence Arms are perfection in my opinion.
01:38 PM on 03/02/12
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Huge crush on Brendan Kelly.

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