rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
I just said most of this to [ profile] coricomile, [ profile] supercasio and [ profile] doctor_denmark one way or another, so I figure I may as well say it here, too...

I think the thing to remember is that this is Pete. Pete has been doing shit like this for years and after every album, people have been sure they were on the verge of breaking up.

People are bugging them within a few months of clocking off for what they perceived as a lengthy holiday, it's hardly surprising that he can't imagine coming back yet. When you go home for the holidays are you thinking about going back to school or work? Hell, no! You're thinking how much time you get to spend with your family, your bed and doing all the stuff you can't do the rest of the time.

They have been being Fall Out Boy for the better part of the last decade. Even when they last had a break, it was continually interrupted by shows and publicity. Pete'll get bored soon enough and will probably be bugging them to work on the next album, in a couple of weeks. Frankly, he's probably just feeling emo and neglected right now because Andy and Joe are in a band that is being taken seriously (something it's worth noting that FOB haven't entirely achieved, of late), and Patrick is always busy hanging out with his new best friend, Home Studio.

Part of me thinks that maybe, after years of the band saying, "We'd be nothing without Pete, we can't do this without Pete," their forrays into actually, y'know: doing things without Pete has spooked him and wounded him a little bit. Even Patrick - the shy, introverted, self-conscious little kid they made to sing - is doing an album by himself and starting out in the industry on his own merit. That must be hugely jarring (and awesome, from a friend's perspective, but scary and jarring none the less). Is it any wonder he feels like they've grown apart and that he's unsure of his place in the band, now?

All the fans harrassing them for times and answers is just going to result in ill-thought-out comments (like this one) and snap decisions that people will regret.

Leave them to it and if coming back is right for them, that's what they'll do. If it's not, then give them the chance to come to that realisation through their personal growth and consideration, and on their own terms.

As much as the fans like to think differently, we don't own them, they're not our toys (even if we borrow the concept of them for fic, at times). When they're ready, they'll make their choice - but nothing that has been said in the last twenty-four hours is an announcement of any great finality. Keep Calm & Carry On.


Friday, 22 May 2009 11:29 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Bleak)

Reminds me of a cross between this video: (linked to the entry so you can see the note and comments on context)

And this:

That last shot of Richard looking so young and wide-eyed before it cuts back to Brett, near the end is just so haunting...
rosiedoes: (FOB: Slap)
Pete: austria. two meet and greet passes. taped behind the yellow lenny kravitz poster in the hall. finders, keepers.

Me: [spotting potential problem which will prevent Austrian kids from winning anything] Will people get into the hall before the M&G happens? People weren't allowed in to the entrance at Brighton before the M&G was over.

roflatusernames: icedmaple: stfu. pete: do this in canada! more specifically toronto. please thanks.

Pete: EDIT: Austria. since doors wont open in time for the meet and greet. the meet and greet passes are now under one of these rocks. youre close. trust me.


Seriously? What is that kid's problem?

If the M&G tickets are locked in the hall and the doors don't open until after the M&G has ended, how will they be any good to anyone? I can understand how Pete would make this mistake, because I doubt he's front of house before the show starts, too often, but what the fuck is wrong with pointing this out so the Austrian kids don't miss out on a chance?


That kid is on the forum (I stepped down as a mod, btw - I don't think I mentioned that - but Andy and I are still friends; everything's fine on that front) and clearly a total idiot.

It amuses me, though, that only two people - myself and someone else - thought that maybe the location would be a problem. Is the whole of bandom that stupid, or something? Jesus.


Wednesday, 4 March 2009 07:13 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: OMGRLY)




Oh, tiny, tiny Peter. Are you sure they didn't switch the baby in the hospital?
rosiedoes: (CS: Meh)
I've Q&A'd and blogged about this issue before, and at one point I was helping run a campaign to get stuff changed - but the girl behind it basically seems to have given up, which was an inevitable shame.

The biggest problem is the running of the OCK as a whole. You (collective 'you' - band, management, label - whoever) should never have handed this over to Artist Arena. They run the OCK as a business, and we end up with absolutely insulting situations like the sale of M&G or EE passes and the epic failure that is the tiered system.

tl;dr )

Throw back/up.

Friday, 23 January 2009 11:45 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
Ah, how this reminds me of Saturday Coffee, years ago...

rosiedoes: (FOB: OMGRLY)
The thing is, forcing these bands on people isn't encoraging people to get into them; often, it just means that your own fans get sick of hearing about them and become more resistent to them.

The early Decaydance bands were genuinely good acts - I count Cobra and TAI amongst some of my favourite current acts - but the newer stuff is less original and come with obnoxious fanbases that nobody wants to have to endure at your shows.

Also, it has to be said: FIVE BANDS is way too many on a bill. Nobody gets a decent length set and your own fans are forced to stand up through acts many of them can't stand in order to enjoy a reduced length set from the band they are actually there for.

I get that these bands are on your label, and you want to promote them, but it's to the detriment of your own fanbase.

Originally posted as a comment by icedmaple on A Homeboy's Life using Disqus.

for the record, only two of these bands are on my label. two are not.

WE will continue to support our friends and bands that WE think are good and offer something to the bill.

As far as you feel about decaydance is a personal opinion. I wish more people had supported bands like the hushsound but it simply was not the case. i get it, the new stuff is not your cup of tea. thats ok. i never did this label for anyone except myself. i was told not to sign panic at the disco and gym class heroes by everyone i spoke to. there are bands that i feel deserve to be championed and therefor choose to.

i have found that often it is less what the music is but what age or state you are in when the music hits you. i have found this in my own life personally. my tastes change and mature as i grow and bands that i fell in love with, that took me through the most miserable parts of my teenage years wouldnt hit me the same if they came out now. its often nostalgic ears that we listen through.

people have complained when we have had three band bills, people complain that they cant get into the secret smaller shows we do, people complain that venues are too big.

all that i have taken out of this is that we as a culture have our own opinions and we dont mind expressing them.

i appreciate that.

we have toured with nfg, shiny toy guns, midtown, bayside, from first to last... honestly, we tour with bands that we like and sometimes with bands that we hope our fanbase will enjoy.

honestly, if you dont like the tour you should either show up late and just see FOB (if you live in the states), not come to the show at all, or lobby to become our booking agent and book the tours from now on.

didnt mean for this to be brutal but id like for you to know the truth. either way, i am sure people who love our hate certain bands on the tour are able to schedule their lives so they see the ones that they want to see.

take care.

ps "pete" doesnt decide the line-ups for fall out boy. the entire band, our management and our booking agents do. we also do not decide the routing for our tour but when someone makes a suggestion we put that forth to our agents.

not sure how to login to my account here so i wont be replying again as im sure some fakes will begin to do so. if you want i will reply over at the clandestine.buzznet one.

Originally posted as a comment by petewentz on A Homeboy's Life using Disqus.

My other response )


Thursday, 15 January 2009 04:37 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Meh)
You know, I get that Decaydance is a business and all, but I'm kind of sick of seeing Pete use Fall Out Boy as a free advertising platform.

The new tour line up:

Fall Out Boy
Cobra Starship
Metro Station
All Time Low
Hey Monday

Ugh. I'm obviously not going to this tour (although the UK Tour is still a possibility and I doubt the line-up will change much) it's just... why do we need five bands on a tour, for starters? I'd rather have just have one support - two max - and then get a decent length set from each and not have to stand for so long.

Why do more than half have to be shitty bands on Decaydance that Pete is trying to convince everyone that we must like so we can make him money? Especially when all three bands are shit.

I'm really sick of seeing Hey Monday forced down our throats and his using the FOBR journals to promote them. His own blogs, that's fine - they're independent (even if it is still annoying) - but really. Hey Monday are a poor-man's Paramore (and no, I'm sorry - that isn't a compliment, I don't care what you claim in interviews, HM. Being a cheap rip-off of someone else is never a good thing). Most of the bands he pimps incessantly also suck. I've sat through ATL at Cobra shows - and left during their set every time because they were shit. It's actually quite funny to see them go from headlining above Cobra to being two bands below them.

Also, this may be controversial, but do they really believe, at this stage, that they can follow as high-energy and infectious a band as Cobra, without being, ultimately, an anti-climax? Not because FOB are a bad live band- I wouldn't have seen them so many times if I thought they were, would I? - but because Cobra shows are a party. Everyone is really into it. And after them, without a buffer of other bands in between, the energy is going to change so severely that it won't be quite right.

I saw Cobra supporting FOB as middle support last year; it was the first time I'd ever seen them and they blew me away. Now that I know the band and know their songs, I honestly don't know if a FOB set immediately after would have the same impact as if another band had been supporting them. The bands are just too different in how they manage the crowd.

Even though FOB are my favourite Bandom band, of that line-up, I know I would enjoy the Cobra set the most and I know that all my gig-going friends are pretty much in the same boat.

But yeah; I wonder if Island have realised that they're basically funding Decaydance's tour schedule.


Wednesday, 7 January 2009 02:11 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Facepalm)
Oh, bandom. I'm facepalming so hard at you right now.

This bullshit is going to do nothing except - if it gets any acknowledgement whatsoever - make Fall Out Boy fans look like bigger tossers than we're already taken for and result in the gosshit mongers claiming that Pete is getting his fans to start a vendetta against the magazine because he doesn't like how he's portrayed.

He is the one who will get more shit for the fans' behaviour and made to look like even more of a villain. Smart. That's totally going to help and make him want to come back to the internet, isn't it?

Grow up.

If this article is taken so far out of context, how come it's largely things they've said before and didn't complain about then? Patrick probably leaves the band on a weekly basis when he throws a tantrum. Andy is ridiculously obsessed with the Packers and has a huge temper; he's not nuts (well, alright - maybe a little bit, in a lovable way), but I don't think it was ever meant to be taken that seriously. Pete wasn't portrayed all that badly, really - no worse than in any other article and especially not in his interaction with Ashlee; that was adorable - and Joe has ALWAYS been this little emo thing. Go read his ancient teenage posts where he wants to Nair his face and complains that nobody wants to date him because he's too nice. He's always been adorably neurotic. I do feel really bad for him that he apparently feels that way about the band - the comments on should be evidence enough that we think he's amazing - and I've been saying he was getting a raw deal for nearly two years. But maybe this, if nothing else, will hold up that mirror that says, "Yeah, okay - maybe we need to take a look at how we do things around here." If AP is anything to go by, Joe and Patrick have already had that conversation and are working on it.

The kid deserves more credit and more of a chance to be involved, end of story.

Is it the best article ever written? No. Is writing to KANYE FUCKING WEST going to help? No. It's going to make you, me, Pete and everyone else look like a complete prat.

Just chill out. Pete is sulking; he'll be back. He always is. John Mayer is probably cuddling him as we speak.

Seriously. UNNECESSARY DRAMZ. Pls to be stopping nao.

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Friday, 21 November 2008 09:34 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Cute)
Pete called his kid Bronx Mowgli.

The Mowgli part does not surprise me in the slightest. I would love to have seen PWSnr's facepalm when he was told that name, though.


Welcome to the world, tiny!Wentz.


I had a really nasty dream this morning about a baby being born (I won't go into it now, but I might later), and I woke up to this. HIVE MIND.

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Friday, 14 November 2008 02:59 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)

FUCKCITY: @oursongtitles I can't really say anything. I'm sorry. This goes on foe and stuff. I'll be in Cali next week though-pro

NICOLE: @fuckcity awesome shirt, guys. also, nice touch, hurley, creeping in the back. can't wait til next week, dudes.

FUCKCITY: @dj_nyx won't be in la next week now. Sometime in dec I may visit though. Just found out-pro


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Thursday, 14 August 2008 12:37 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Slap)
Well done, [ profile] icecreamhdaches - Pete posts an epic, personal blog, specifically saying, "please dont repost", so what do you do?

Yeah. How smart and respectful.


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Saturday, 2 August 2008 09:33 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
There is something so creepy about this video.

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Tuesday, 29 July 2008 08:59 pm
rosiedoes: (SP: Balls)

Because if Pete said the sky was blue, it'd be code for "I'm fucking Patrick". If Pete said "I've bought some pie for dinner", it'd be code for "I'm fucking Patrick". And if Pete said, "Could you pass the salt?" it'd be code for "I'm fucking Patrick".

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Tuesday, 22 July 2008 11:26 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: TrohMG!)
This picture is adorable, but check out the size of the girl's hand, Joe is holding! Marie is tiny, if that's hers then wow, dude.

Bigger version )


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Saturday, 12 July 2008 07:09 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Cool)
Pete's new blog, right?

welcome to the new administration

we have something planned for the middle of august… 60—- .

keep listening. keep singing to all of it. there are some great ideas and songs out there right now.

every good and bad idea has to start somewhere.

60 days is two months. Two months from mid-August is mid-October. Mid-October they're playing in Europe.

I call Record Attempt v2.0.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2008 03:32 am
rosiedoes: (Mood: Gay!)
HAH! See? It wasn't always Patrick.

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Saturday, 28 June 2008 09:05 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: STFU)
Jesus Christ. Fandom has got to the stage where Pete holding up a Patrick plushie for the camera is some how homoerotic.


*head desk* If you're going to hunt for 'evidence' at least make it in some way believable, kids.

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Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:35 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Ew)
Now, I'm not an expert on tattoos, and I don't pretend to be, but... a big-ass Japanese piece in mixed in with all the Americana and the Nightmare Before Christmas stuff? WHUT.

That's just... ugly, dude.

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