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Ah yes, I too get them both mixed up. Rick is the dude who went with Tom after the hiatus, correct? I did hear rumors of people in the label/Rick thinking Tom should split from blink after the BCR and Untitled records both got critical acclaim. But why he abandoned the experimental punk/post-hardcore influences and went off and made a crazy-ass pink Floyd U2 wannabe record, that's what I'll never truly understand.

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4 hours ago, Olidamus said:

My apologizes, not Chris, Rick Devoe. I get them mixed up, don't know why.

It was Rick Devoe who partially created the rift and encouraged Tom to do his own thing, this is at least according to Mark. Obviously Tom is the most responsible, but I think Rick had a hand in it, or at the very least he should have told Tom "Nope, bad move, I refuse to be your manager and watch you fuck up your career".

I think like Tom, the manager felt Tom didn't need Mark & Travis. Both were deluded as hell though. For some reason, that Chris guy bugs me a bit more. Don't know the dude. Seen some posts on twitter and a couple of videos. Comes across as a total prick. Isn't it because of Mark why he is where he is today?

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1 hour ago, MSandt said:

Had forgotten allabout this awkwardness galore:

 

I actually do like this but it gets boring and way too repetitive. The Saturday Love remix was a bit better I think.

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I prefer that version to the original but the video is so dumb, his weird eye twitchy blinking is really noticeable too.

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Didn't AVA do a video with a guy and a girl running through a space ship? The girl was a robot or something? I liked that video the best. If it exists. This one was a decent for a low budget even though Tom's all weird singing without a guitar. At least he still resembles old Tom here a tiny bit. 

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2 hours ago, Kay said:

I prefer that version to the original but the video is so dumb, his weird eye twitchy blinking is really noticeable too.

Yeah, the original version is just the generic AVA track before they came up with the Dream Walker sound. I feel the same about nearly all the LOVE stuff.

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1 hour ago, ryan1125 said:

"You guys asked for them..." LOL.

Who in the fuck asked for more AVA tank tops? Like I wonder if even 1 person asked for more?

 

I bet there are  MOUNTAINS of shitty merch/books/dog tags/etc just sitting around in Tom's autobody sho......I mean...office. 

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2 hours ago, JarJarBlinks said:

I bet there are  MOUNTAINS of shitty merch/books/dog tags/etc just sitting around in Tom's autobody sho......I mean...office. 

To be honest, his office is in a really cool spot. A few blocks from the beach and there is an awesome coffee place next door. When I had a quick look the place next door were selling 65' Mustangs and Corvettes. I want to know if he bought that place of if he is renting. Cause commercial spots in that part of town are pretty damn expensive.

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19 hours ago, Dylan_ said:

To be honest, his office is in a really cool spot. A few blocks from the beach and there is an awesome coffee place next door. When I had a quick look the place next door were selling 65' Mustangs and Corvettes. I want to know if he bought that place of if he is renting. Cause commercial spots in that part of town are pretty damn expensive.

I mean that stuff is lame and nobody asked for more AVA tank tops but making fun of his shop over and over again is just stupid Tom bashing...It looks like a pretty cool shop to be honest. 

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On 9/1/2017 at 10:53 AM, Osgod said:

I mean that stuff is lame and nobody asked for more AVA tank tops but making fun of his shop over and over again is just stupid Tom bashing...It looks like a pretty cool shop to be honest. 

Nah fuck that he deserves it. Toms never going to live his shitty reputation down now.

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I don't know where to put this, but clearly the looney bin thread fits it best:

Tom is now selling shower curtains and bathroom mats. LMFAO.

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$15,000 bathroom, double marble sink, let's put a fucking Moon Man shower curtain up:

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TTS is a bit of a glorified redbubble or Tspring company. like, they don't have warehousing or manufacturing, so all of the mock ups are photoshop templates with their logos slapped on and not examples of real physical products. Obviously not every person or company selling merch can manufacture it but you'd think buying a premises and having such a focus on merchandising would mean you'd order stock in bulk and store it for selling, meaning you could take decent product photography too. small skate companies do this, Tom has oodles of cash it's weird for him to do it all externally, and it's less reliable for him as well. Obviously it's more of a gamble to have stock and then flog it, but it means he could make them cheaper (because ordering as and when is more costly than ordering in bulk) which theoretically means he could generate more sales. Either that or they are actually holding stock near his little auto shop, they just can't be assed to grab one of his many expensive gadgets and take a half assed decent picture of it. 

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