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‘We’re Not Gonna Do It Man. We Can’t. We Quit.’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Luke O’Neil talked with a variety of artists, including Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years, Riley from Thrice, and Geoff from Thursday about their lowest moments being in a band:

    It definitely tests your mettle. I think the biggest thing is, the things you learn from being in band are, well, problem solving is close to the top of that list. What are you going to do if you’re stranded in Germany? What are you going to do when your battery dies on the van and you’re in the middle of the West Texas desert and you have to get to the show the next day? I think without times like that you don’t learn those lessons and you break down. But we just kind of leaned on each other a little bit and said ok let’s fucking figure it out. We can either quit or figure it out.

  2. DandonTRJ Nov 21, 2018
    (Last edited: Nov 21, 2018)

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    Holy shit.

    Holy SHIT.


    Much respect to these guys for sharing these stories.
  3. Snoblin

    Chaotic-Good Goblin Person Prestigious

    Holy shit. I can't even imagine what passing a 9mm kidney stone must have felt like.
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  4. BradBradley


    Probably kind of like pushing a boney rock out of your tiny pee hole.
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  5. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Keith would tell his story completely differently than everyone else. And glad he didn't finish the job.

    Also glad that our Canadian health care system served Geoff well!
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.
  6. RileyWitiw

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    Wow that was an awesome article!
  7. Zip It Chris Nov 21, 2018
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    Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey. Supporter

    Literally came in here to post this from the article...glad everyone else recognized that Keith Buckley is not of this world...

    But at around maybe the fifth stupid, hollow thud my brain made some desperate, hail mary sort of blind lunge at self preservation and responded with a thought of its own which was this: “If your band members come in here and find you bleeding with your dick out it’s going to be even more embarrassing than what happened last night. Just quit instead you fucking coward.”
  8. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Geez these stories are crazy. Brendan and Keith’s in particular were jaw dropping. Geoff’s was really good too despite not having anything to do with the actual topic
  9. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I feel like maybe The Lawrence Arms need a new booking agent? Don't get me wrong, they have my full sympathy, but it seems as though they have a lot of bad experiences being booked on the wrong tours or with the wrong opening acts...
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  10. MrCon

    I was trying to describe myself to someone

    As soon as I saw that Brendan Kelly was involved, I knew it would be wonderful.

    Keith's story just left me wondering what he'd done.
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  11. Guilherme Brandao


    That was a really great article;

    Just like Riley said about romanticising life on the road, I like reading this stories that show a little bit of how it's really like to be a band on the road. It's definitely not for everyone.

    Also, the way Geoff told his story made me laugh out loud; but geez man, that must've hurt like hell.
  12. Guilherme Brandao


    Me too man, me too
    Probably partying too hard
  13. Snoblin

    Chaotic-Good Goblin Person Prestigious

    So at what point do you evaluate your input before sharing it? Just curious.
  14. BradBradley


    Snoblin, you’re making an assumption when you suggest that such a point exists. I am pleased to have piqued your curiousity!
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