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02:55 PM on 12/03/12 
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DylanPPPP
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the kid is living his dream, who cares if people on the internet dont like that.

I would have put off school to go on tour too

Don't know if I was on my hating grind last night or if I was just bored but I kind of agree with this.
02:55 PM on 12/03/12 
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Secondly, parents can be as proud as they want, but preachy internet attitude grates me.



Preachy Internet Attitude.... I have this ??
02:56 PM on 12/03/12 
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Jake Jenkins
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Preachy Internet Attitude.... I have this ??
"my edge kid plays in a band while your student of the month is getting stoned"
02:57 PM on 12/03/12 
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Sakarazu
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Preachy Internet Attitude.... I have this ??

"My xEdgex Kid sings in a Pop-Punk Band...and your student of the month is getting stoned."
02:58 PM on 12/03/12 
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Sakarazu
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Yes, you do, while simultaneously downplaying the value of getting good grades
03:04 PM on 12/03/12 
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Star Slight
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Guys guys guys shhhhhh
03:07 PM on 12/03/12 
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ViTOP
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Yes, you do, while simultaneously downplaying the value of getting good grades

Man is that what you're talking about ?
My twitter profile ??

" My Edge Kid Sings In A Pop Punk Band While YOUR Student Of The Month Gets Stoned."

It's direct at parents so you can relax abit :*
03:11 PM on 12/03/12 
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Also, I feel like a lot of 17-18 year old suburban white kids are especially entranced by the Kerouacian sense of road trips and life-changing experiences and "in that moment I swear we were infinite" and Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson and stuff like that. So I feel like that attitude towards what he's doing shouldn't be all that surprising.

i took a break reading here because yepx1000. this is completely accurate as far as i can tell.
03:12 PM on 12/03/12 
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My parent's student of the month occasionally gets high.

He's also a highly likely MBA candidate at his country's 3rd highest-ranked business school.
03:13 PM on 12/03/12 
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Jake Jenkins
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it being directed at parents doesnt make it any less condescending.
03:14 PM on 12/03/12 
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Sakarazu
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Man is that what you're talking about ?
My twitter profile ??

" My Edge Kid Sings In A Pop Punk Band While YOUR Student Of The Month Gets Stoned."

It's direct at parents so you can relax abit :*

so you're condescending other parents?
03:15 PM on 12/03/12 
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Man is that what you're talking about ?
My twitter profile ??

" My Edge Kid Sings In A Pop Punk Band While YOUR Student Of The Month Gets Stoned."

It's direct at parents so you can relax abit :*

i think we'd just like you to explain why getting stoned is inherently bad, especially if they're student of the month
03:19 PM on 12/03/12 
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Sakarazu
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pot is poison
03:25 PM on 12/03/12 
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My sister had a 3.5 and my parents would still get pissed at her for drinking.
03:29 PM on 12/03/12 
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I'd argue that there's far more to going to school than just getting a degree. Most of what I wrote agrees with most of this anyways. I have no clue on why or what made you want to join a band, but it's pretty clear that you're more than some kid who wants to get into a van and tour for the sake of it, you're a pretty damn good musician in a pretty good band that had the potential in getting big, and has the potential of getting bigger.

My main point was that tour is you wanna, but at least have a solid plan. Secondly, parents can be as proud as they want, but preachy internet attitude grates me.

Anyways, I feel like I said all that I wanted to, and that i'm afraid this is gonna escalate into me sounding like I'm shitting on this kid/getting into an argument.

Maybe there is. I'm still a socially awkward turd. I don't have a solid plan. If my band breaks up, maybe I'll join a new band, or become a crew member, or record. Or maybe I'll work a shitty office job and work my way up the miserable ladder of 'success'.

And maybe I am an alright musician, but I've been playing in bands for 13 years. I know tons of people who are far more talented than I am that got sucked into real life and don't even pick up a guitar anymore. I definitely was just a kid who wanted to get in a van and tour. Soup and I went on our first tour when I was 17.

I guess I just don't really agree with the 'standard'. I have no issues with people willing to take the same risk that I have and I don't agree with the general condescension towards those who aren't doing the 'real life' thing.

Proud parents can be obnoxious. On or off the Internet. Like my dad who tells everyone he meets while trucking about my band and that I have a 'new fan' in whatever city. Brandon is lucky to have parents who support him so much.

EDIT: I should also note that I don't agree with the condescension in the other direction either.



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