07:07 PM on 12/13/12
Hey dude. This is Joe. I sing in the band Patent Pending. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to our cover. I just want to clear up a couple of things.
(None of this is supposed to be sarcastic. I know tones can get misconstrued when read on the internet. Real talk.)
For starters, I think my voice is annoying, too. I've never been a fan of it. I've seriously been practicing as hard as I can. Hopefully one day, it will get better! More importantly, I'm sorry that you thought we were douches when you met us at Warped Tour. I'm not sure what possibly could have been going on at the time to give you such a sour taste about us, but I'm really sorry if we bummed you out. I don't think that we are douchey, but then again, there is ALWAYS the distinct possibility that I'm just too close to the situation and if I took a step back, i could see how douchey we really are. We actually have a song about that! It's called Douchebag.
MOST IMPORTANTLY - WE NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL TALK SHIT ABOUT MAN OVERBOARD! We think they are a talented and hardworking group of dudes who believe in and stand for many of the same things we do. To catch every one up, we made an extremely light-hearted parody shirt that says "Defend Pizza Parties." Our entire genre of music has always been very light-hearted and tongue-cheek. We never thought that this would cause any sort of problem with anyone.
LITTLE KNOWN FUN-FACT: Man Overboard's "Defend Pop-Punk" shirt is a parody piece in the first place. If it was not meant to be a parody, then it is a borrowed idea from the old "Defend Hardcore" shirts in the 90's. If anyone from Man Overboard is upset with us, I hope they know that we meant absolutely no harm or offense to the movement. We've been fighting for the pop-punk genre for 12 years now. We're on the same team.
I'm not writing this to you to try and make you like our band. Just want to make sure you know that i care. Our band is not for everyone, but this scene is! You don't have to like us, but please never think that we would intentionally disrespect anyone who is a part of this. This scene/genre is too small and fragile for enemies.
all my love,
now i feel like an asshole lol.