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A Free* Country
A Free* Country
Some people like Coke and some people like Pepsi. I won’t hold it against you if you’re a Pepsi drinker. I certainly wouldn’t judge you based on your religious preference or political affiliation. However, some issues are simply black and white. Concerning gay rights...
Release Tension
Release Tension
  Last week, I felt a really warm welcome here for my first entry, Empathy Orgy. So many of the comments were thoughtful, kind and insightful. Today's subject is a lot smaller but it's been on my mind: Release Tension. In the time between recording a new record and releasing it, many artists find that they go through a series of conflicting emotions, regarding their freshly recorded material.
Empathy Orgy
Empathy Orgy
When AP first contacted me about writing a weekly blog, we were on tour with Underoath and I started writing a piece about religion and politics in music.  But I still hadn't gotten close to finishing all the interviews when my deadline was coming up. So I pu ...
If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: What Thom Yorke and Beyonce unintentionally taught me
If You Ain’t First, You’re Last: What Thom Yorke and Beyonce unintentionally taught me
I thought I was being so clever. This story transpired during a much simpler time: Jonny Craig had yet to check into detox, Japan was in exactly the same spot as the day before and Sammi had just masterfully taken the upper-hand, leaving Ronnie alone in the Jersey Shore house—a shell of an orange man. This ...
God Is Dead: An Essay By William Control
I posted a few days ago on one of my social networking sites that If it says “Christian” under your religion information tab, then don’t bother adding me. This set off a huge debate on both sides of the coin about what kind of statement that was, what my intentions actually were and whether I was being biased and intolerant to people who have faith or not. I love how peopl ...
Bands That Time Forgot: Gods Reflex
Bands That Time Forgot: Gods Reflex
For this installment of Bands That Time Forgot, I want to profile one of the most important groups to my personal musical evolution, Gods Reflex. Odds are, you've never heard of Gods Reflex, and that's not surprising. Even though the band existed in some form or another for nearly a decade and did more than their fair share of DIY touring, they never got any significant mainstream attention. T
The Meme of “Extreme”
The Meme of “Extreme”
When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases inevitably crop up. “Heavy.” “Totally sick.” “Intense.” “Punishing ...
Buddy’s Blog
Buddy’s Blog
I posted a Facebook status asking people what they would like me to write about for this upcoming AP blog, and I got back myriad responses ranging from the intuitive to the retarded. My two favorites by far were, "How many times a day do you fuck fish?" and "Wh ...

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