As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it. But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened?
Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?
I'm fucking weary of people who say they want conversation but in reality just want a textbook cynical brood-fest, with no fresh input, to validate their fashionable disenchantment with an existence they put no effort towards. Don't tell me you want intelligence, independence, or a rational approach - what you actually want is an equally disparaging counterculture puppet to help you play-act the pseudo-intellectual farce that you've become. Get over yourself and start experiencing life, instead of wasting precious energy routinely agonizing over moody, indefinite concepts that mean little to you save for some vague notion that it's hip to care about them.
I loved your open letter to Anthony. I hope he sees it. He would love it. If you are going to a fall tour show, you should bring it.
I’m missing the fall tour because of business obligations - I’ve got editorial press to New York Comic Con and I can’t miss it. But I’ve seen Circa seven times, and I know there will be more times in the future. Those words will make it to him eventually. Thank you for your kind feedback. I’m never really sure how these things will be received.
So I'm pretty positive that I was friends with you on Myspace or Facebook. The reason why I remember you is because you're a huge Coheed and Cambria fan. As am I. Is this correct? If so I stumbled upon your blog looking at Anthony Green tags. You may not remember me but we share great musical tastes. :)
You are correct! :) We were probably friends on Myspace - I haven’t used it in almost two years, which is why I might not remember you. Feel free to add my Facebook. It’s always nice to befriend more people with excellent musical taste!
i just learned about him in environmental science. he is a scientist who wrote about how SOLAR ENERGY is a more efficient source of energy.
Sirius AMORY is a scientist who theorized that the Keyworks energy came from the stars of Sirius. (GIANT CLUSTER OF SUNS PROVIDING SOLAR ENERGY)
Claudio Sanchez is one educated motherfucker.
youre welcome COTF for alleviating the mystery behind the name Amory Wars and where the name Amory came from.
The name “Amory Wars” actually came from the street where Claudio grew up (Amory Drive) which was named after one of the older families in the area. The Hudson Valley in New York has one of the highest concentrations in the country of people with the surname Amory. However, I’m sure Amory Lovins’ scientific achievements factored into Claudio’s decision to name the story as such.
Dear followers: this is a prompt given by the Coheed and Cambria street team. A long, brutal, reminiscing story will follow. Scroll past if you are uninterested; I have no time to waste asking you to read. If you know me, have met me, or want to know me - I will suggest that you read, as this is the most anyone will ever know about me. Read and you may understand why I do what I do.
Warning: this post may be considered triggering in many ways.
Hey girl, haven't talked to you in forever! So I'm not entirely sure if you remember from when we talked at SSTB but I've never actually taken the time to read The Armory Wars, even though I have some issues haha. So I was wondering if you could tell me what order they go in, I'm kinda retarded when it comes it this. Thanks girl! Miss you!
Storywise they go:
1. YOBR novel (origin of Coheed & Cambria, Keywork, etc)
I’ve had a lot of feedback lately about how all I post is Coheed-related stuff. This is true. While I love a lot of other things, Coheed is the reason I came to the internet in the first place so many years ago, so it’s pretty natural that I remain enthusiastic about all things related.
However, I will take your comments to heart and change it up. While I will make absolutely NO effort to post any less about Coheed stuff, I will post more about other interesting things both here and on Twitter (if it applies) for the sake of enriching both my feed and yours. To hold myself to this, I’ve come up with some daily topics that I’ll try to stick to. Topics go as follows (warning - cheesy-ass phrases incoming):
Monday Minds: I will share cool and informational shit about the world, our brains, technology, intellectual material, etc. There is a lot of really neat stuff out there.
Tunesday: I will share music and information on one modern band each week that I think everyone should know about. This will hopefully span all genres.
Wednesday Word: Writer stuff. I’ll share a piece I particularly like, or write about an underrated modern author, or post a nifty word of the day.
Saturday Sketch: Artwork, e-galleries, and info on awesome artists. Especially poster artists and comic artists. (Looking forward to this one.)
Sunday Snapshot: Images and galleries of excellent modern photographers. This will include music, photojournalism, portrait photographers, fashion and commercial photographers, etc.
Remember guys, this is just for fun. I’m NOT doing this to be Tumblr/Twitter famous. I like a lot of interesting shit and I thought it’d be cool to start sharing, so let’s see how this goes. Effective Monday. :)
I am totally open to suggestions on these topics (as well as the shitty names I’ve given them - if you’ve got a better one, please say so!). Any feedback here can go right in my ask box as a message!
"Far" live + acoustic at Higher Ground - Burlington, VT 3/26/2010.
Serious backstory behind this one: this recording is from the last show on my first serious ‘Heedtrip. I was traveling with a friend, Dia, that I’d never met before the trip, and we had done three shows previous to this one. I am from Minneapolis; Dia is from Texas; we had traveled some thousand miles to see Coheed four times on their YOBR pre-release tour. Since this tour happened before YOBR was released, we were among the first people to hear YOBR tracks live.
Dia and I thought we had it under control. We had it planned down to the second. But all of our plans fell through from the start, causing us to improvise furiously and desperately for the sake of our lives - literally. From step to step, we had no idea how we were getting to the next place. But through trains, buses, planes, fans we’d never met, and a little help from the band, we somehow made it to this last show way up in Burlington, Vermont.
We were exhausted, scared, cold, traumatized, and a little hysterical. We still didn’t know exactly how we were getting to our homes in different corners of the country. It was that moment where one begins to doubt oneself. And then as Coheed’s set ended, Claudio and Wes came on and played this exact track. It was all the affirmation we needed. I can’t speak for Dia, but I might not have made it any further if not for this. Over a year later, that trip has altered me irrevocably, and I would not change it for anything.
Please note: This recording is not perfect. The beginning is a little cut. There are people talking. But please look past that and just… listen. Listen to the sincerity, the gentleness, and the conviction. Imagine two grimy, tired road girls a million miles from home standing silently and listening. Listen to the perfection and the harmonies. Everyone deserves this experience.
I haven’t been this excited since YOBR dropped. It’s good to see them back up to their old tricks - the guitar tracks are beautiful (Six is a cover) and Seven makes me think this is going to be Coheed’s answer to The Wall.
Watch these teasers back to back for optimal mindfuckery.
No idea if this has been touched on before, but seeing as how the albums are Second stage turbine blade, (2) IKSOSE:3 (3) Good apollo I'm Burning star Iv (4) and NWFT (?), Do you think that Claudio knew going into this that he was going to make a Prequel? Seeing as it's Year of the black rainbow (IMO, The year would signify the 1, as well as the I on the novel) or am i just talking out my Ass.
Nope, you’re not talking out your ass at all. The Second Stage Turbine Blade was the first part of the story written, but even as he was writing he knew that there was going to be a back-story. So after that he wrote Part 3, and then Part 4 Vol. 1 and Part 4 Vol. 2…. From Fear and No World are two parts to the last volume of a four-part saga. So it’s Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness and then, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow.
After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed and Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who…
Please remember that we still love Michael Todd as a human being and offer our support as he continues his journey of recovery. No one has won in this situation, but from here it can only get better. I look forward to the next stage in the evolution of Coheed and Cambria.
I always found dragonflies appear to me in times of trouble. As a sort of reminder to stay positive. To me, they symbolize true freedom. :]
The answer box limited characters, so I had to keep it short. To me, dragonflies also symbolize a transitional period; a momentous and catalytic time of accelerated change. They are certainly among my favorite things in existence.