BlueCanary

theantigovernor:

i don’t know if you’ve seen this video before but if you haven’t you ought

One of my proudest achievements in life was helping prevent that cowbell from being stolen.

tmbgareok:

A photo from the side of the stage as Moon Hooch kills it at Celebrate Brooklyn

I am in this picture, taking a picture. As usual. :-)

tmbgareok:

A photo from the side of the stage as Moon Hooch kills it at Celebrate Brooklyn

I am in this picture, taking a picture. As usual. :-)

dannyweinkaufrocks:

Danny is proud to announce that his debut solo children’s album, will be released on April 29, 2014! The album is being released on Idlewild Recordings and Megforce Records, with distribution by Sony/RED. This will be the first non-TMBG album released on the band’s own recording label, Idlewild.

And the good news doesn’t stop there! In addition to the video for “Marsupial” that EG Design is working on, videos for “Ice Cream,” directed by David Cowles, “Archeology,” directed by Yvonne Grzenkowicz, and a lyric video of “Champion of the Spelling Bee” are in the works, to be available in early spring.

selfcallednowhere:

tanooki2 said: If you watch the video for Spoiler Alert, why is John’s wedding band on the wrong hand? Please get to the bottom of this because it messes with my head like it is some sort of alternate universe and makes the video unwatchable for me.

Well, I too find that video…

I suspect that the film frame is flipped which is actually a reasonably common film technique and often isn’t even noticeable unless there is some identifying feature. So while it appears to be Linnell’s right hand, it is really probably his left in reverse. (For a non-TMBG example, there is 4-5 minute segment in the middle of The Two Towers, in which the film is reversed and everyone suddenly becomes left handed and all their swords are on the wrong sides.)

tmbgareok:

Just a smidgeon of the TMBG swag I’ve collected over the years.



Hey! I know that drum head! I have the other half of that! High five, drum head buddy!

tmbgareok:

Just a smidgeon of the TMBG swag I’ve collected over the years.

Hey! I know that drum head! I have the other half of that! High five, drum head buddy!

This study developed a system of celebrity fan classification that addresses issues raised in the literature with regard to motivations for becoming a fan, and levels of intensity for fans, recognizing a dichotomy of interactive vs. isolated fans. There is a need to differentiate the fan suffering from pathologies from fans who are healthy and who lead normal and productive lives. This system of classification is based on 20 years of participant observation in various fan communities.

Nine motivations (task, romantic, identification, and others) and five levels are described as the result of qualitative content analysis of documents written by 150 fans who answered the question “Why are you a fan of your favorite celebrity?” This system was developed after study of specific celebrities and their fans. As such it may not apply to fans of texts, genres, or cultural phenomena. While some fans were found to have very intense and obsessive interests in celebrities, a large subgroup of fans were in a less obsessive and more socially motivated category of fan, one motivated by interest in the work of the celebrity and in the potential for networking with other fans.

Extremely obsessive or high level fans have the potential to do harm to both their celebrity objects or, more frequently, to themselves, but these high level fans are only a small percentage of the people who identify themselves as dedicated fans of a celebrity. Identifying specific fans who have the potential to be troublesome would be more efficient than assuming that all dedicated fans have this potential.

Parasocial and social interaction with celebrities: Classification of media fans

h/t alex leavitt.

(via kenyatta)

The one good thing out of this Bieber mess is Kenyatta talking about fanculture and me diving into a bunch of articles for the day.

(via blurintofocus)

This is absolutely fascinating and supports so many of my theories on fandom. Reblogging to remind myself to go back and finish reading the entire paper later.

corporatetimethief:

zikiri:

why would it be weird to wear a band’s shirt to that band’s show? what am i missing here?

at my first tMG show some kid in line was waxing rhapsodic about how lame it is to wear a band t-shirt to a show for that band but I think he was just a dick, I have never heard another person bitch about this

I was trying to find the link for you guys but there is an actual published list of the do’s and don’t’s of wearing a band’s shirt to their concert which includes all sort of caveats. Like not only can you not wear that band’s shirt to the show, you can’t put on the shirt you bought at the show, you can’t wear the shirt you bought for at least three days. Also, you are allowed to wear a “classic” shirt from a tour at least ten years earlier but only if you saw them on that tour. And there are rules about what other band’s shirts you can wear either ironically, or non-ironically without crossing the line.

You don’t want to be “that guy.”

(But really the whole thing is rubbish and kind of ridiculous. Wear whatever the heck you want!)

dannyweinkaufrocks:

Part Three of TMBW’s exclusive interview with Danny Weinkauf is now up!

Finally hear the story behind the famous red pants!

That moment when you are listening to an interview and suddenly hear your own name…….

Happy Birthday, Danny! Keep on jumping!