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06:30 AM on 11/27/12 
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I love the Wonder Years.
But this interview kinda upset me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...=VMf xhGhAR2A

I wrote them this via fb:
For some reason I have a feeling I have to set this straight about your comment on European racism towards Americans.
As a 22-year old German I really can't settle with the generalization of only us dudes involved in the punk-scene being open-minded.
Whenever I meet people from other countries (including Americans!) I try to get into conversations with them and to make a good impression. Ok, I am, kind of, involved in this punk/hardcore scene (or what you wanna call it).
But no one in my family listens to Punkrock. I have many friends that don't listen to Punk or go to shows. Still, whenever we are out and meet tourists (including Americans!), we are open minded and not judging at all.

We have respect for and interest in the USA.
Being open-minded and respectful is not a product of being involved in the punkrock scene. It's a product of education and common sense. My non-punk friends and my family are just as respectful towards Americans as I am.
I don't think people from your and my scene should be made into some forward-thinking-elite - because let's be honest - that's not what we are. This scene has many dicks, just like every other scene and society has its dicks.
Besides, I could tell you a lot of stories of how being German is received with a big fat: "So you're a nazi?" by people from other countries.

Respect and tolerance are part of common sense, not part of a scene.
No hating, I just wanted to make my statement.

No answer though.
Love the band and music though.
I just disagree with this interview. Manifest-Destinycore.
07:27 AM on 03/08/13 
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War is a huge devil that seduces our generation to walk straight to hell. And we do it with confidence.
01:54 PM on 02/09/14 
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So, I am just watching the Bill Nye - Ken Ham debate and wondering: Do you guys prefer Madelyn or I won't say the lord's prayer as TWY's best secularist song?

Also follow my blog aboit secularism and its representation in punkrock and pop culture: http://www.rationalnoise.tumblr.com
02:15 AM on 02/13/14 
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I just realized once again how awesome I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral is. It's the Wonder Years' Jesus of Suburbia. It contains everything this band stands for, like a complete cultural collage. It's their Guernica, their version of Joyce's Ulysses, of Goethe's Faust, of Dante's Divine Comedy. What a jam.
07:55 AM on 02/13/14 
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Presumably the Guernica he had in mind was the Picasso painting, but yeah, that was weird.

I was talking about picasso.
Well it's jesus of suburbia-like in containing so many songs into one.
And Ulysses, Guernica, Faust, Dante..because it's like a broad sketch of what this band has done so far and stands for in my own interpretation. And the pieces of art and literature I mentioned were exactly that in their times, containing everything of their culture at the time.

Or to keep it short and undouchy: I fucking love that song.
08:18 AM on 02/13/14 
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I mean, I love the song too. The Wonder Years are my favorite band, but I'd stop far short of saying that any of their work has the cultural significance of the works you mentioned.

That was not my point at all. I just meant the song contains so many different parts and tiny things and melodys etc. that it reminds me of the literal works I cited, because that's what they are famous for too.

I did not speak about cultural significance.
09:34 AM on 02/13/14 
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Haha I once tried it, but didn't go past the first 100 pages.
Also I will once read Faust, as I somehow managed to go through school in Germany without reading it.
08:46 PM on 03/26/14 
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What happened, I dont get it?
09:44 AM on 03/28/14 
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One last thing about the RF/TWY thing.
I really enjoy Put yourself back together.

But somehow, I always feel a bit weird when listening to bands where the Vocalist doesn't write the lyrics. I also love NFG, but it is/was the same thing there. It's like the Vocalist is not that much part of the art the band creates, because he only executes what others create. A bit like American Idol. I don't know, might be total nonsense and I still enjoy those bands...but still feeling weird about it sometimes.
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I don't think they're bad though. Put yourself back together is really enjoyable.
Maybe it is because Im not a native english speaker haha? I dunno..i like it.
01:47 PM on 04/04/14 
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And what's with the modern baseball hate? they have some really cool songs (and also some really not so cool).
09:20 PM on 04/06/14 
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What does JJR stand for?
05:23 PM on 04/15/14 
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The Wonder Years are my favorite band and all, but can we all agree that "Madelyn" is their only song worth skipping?

Nah madelyn is awesome, i love the lyrics!



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