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5 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Bro. No. Tom might’ve been addicted to painkillers when he said that shit but he wasn’t just joking around and being silly. He meant it. 

 

You actually think he literally thinks AvA's newest release was going to be the biggest thing since Christ?  Even if he did, I love the spirit personally, and still think he's misunderstood by it.  It's funny.

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18 minutes ago, Gaslit Jan said:

You actually think he literally thinks AvA's newest release was going to be the biggest thing since Christ?  Even if he did, I love the spirit personally, and still think he's misunderstood by it.  It's funny.

There is some definite exaggeration sure but I don’t doubt for a second that Tom believed what he was doing was gonna change the face of music or whatever else he said.

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8 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Nothing at all. Didn’t say there was. Just that it was Tom’s pretentious side coming out then as opposed to some joke we all just didn’t get.

"By the way, when I Say I'm the 'second coming of Christ', just remember, I also said the last Blink record was going to create world peace. I guess jokes don't print well."

 

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32 minutes ago, Gaslit Jan said:

"By the way, when I Say I'm the 'second coming of Christ', just remember, I also said the last Blink record was going to create world peace. I guess jokes don't print well."

 

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“A picture is worth 1000 words”


I already said the Christ shit was over-exaggerated by Tom so don’t see why you brought that back up. It’s the other shit that was just as bad. Read through this and that’s just one article out of the many.

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http://www.blink182forever.com/files/image/news/2005/Kerrang_interview.jpg

i thought this would embed but it didn’t that’s why it’s spoiled.

WDNTW era Tom was super pretentious, he’s chilled out a ton now which is great.

 

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Just dropping by to settle this once and for all:

the untitled record is by far the best blink record and nothing Mark or Tom will ever do will likely ever come close to it again. Mark came extremely close with +44 but that was 15 years ago.

alright, now that the definitive truth has been stated, carry on!

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32 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

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“A picture is worth 1000 words”


I already said the Christ shit was over-exaggerated by Tom so don’t see why you brought that back up. It’s the other shit that was just as bad. Read through this and that’s just one article out of the many.

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http://www.blink182forever.com/files/image/news/2005/Kerrang_interview.jpg

i thought this would embed but it didn’t that’s why it’s spoiled.

WDNTW era Tom was super pretentious, he’s chilled out a ton now which is great.

 

I literally laughed out loud like 5 times, he's clearly fucking with us through half of this. 

"People are going to think God came down and wrote half of this"

"I wouldn't want to be Mark or Travis when this comes out"

"Conceptual depth of Pink Floyd"

"Other bands who think they're the best will second guess themselves"

This shit is hilarious.  Granted some of it is a bit stupid and jaded like "blink was just a stepping stone for me" but the rest seems tongue in cheek. Marketing.

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19 minutes ago, Gaslit Jan said:

I literally laughed out loud like 5 times, he's clearly fucking with us through half of this. 

"People are going to think God came down and wrote half of this"

"I wouldn't want to be Mark or Travis when this comes out"

"Conceptual depth of Pink Floyd"

"Other bands who think they're the best will second guess themselves"

This shit is hilarious.  Granted some of it is a bit stupid and jaded like "blink was just a stepping stone for me" but the rest seems tongue in cheek. Marketing.

Some of it obviously tongue in cheek like the god shit but cmon Jan you’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind or such a hardcore Tombot to not see how up himself and pretentious Tom was at that time.

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2 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Some of it obviously tongue in cheek like the god shit but cmon Jan you’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind or such a hardcore Tombot to not see how up himself and pretentious Tom was at that time.

Overconfidence is like a thing Americans do, look at Kanye West, Lavar Ball, Lil Wayne, Donald Trump (too soon?), it's even genius marketing some would say, because it generally works.  Acting pompous and arrogant gets people talking.  At least it still did in 2006.

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11 minutes ago, Gaslit Jan said:

Overconfidence is like a thing Americans do, look at Kanye West, Lavar Ball, Lil Wayne, Donald Trump (too soon?), it's even genius marketing some would say, because it generally works.  Acting pompous and arrogant gets people talking.  At least it still did in 2006.

Donald trump and Kanye west might be two of the most pretentious people I can think of, so if you’re saying Tom’s behaviour was the same as there’s then we’re in agreement. Thankfully Tom chilled unlike the other two.

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2 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Donald trump and Kanye west might be two of the most pretentious people I can think of, so if you’re saying Tom’s behaviour was the same as there’s then we’re in agreement. Thankfully Tom chilled unlike the other two.

This is a rare flub. It's like seeing a unicorn!

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13 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Donald trump and Kanye west might be two of the most pretentious people I can think of, so if you’re saying Tom’s behaviour was the same as there’s then we’re in agreement. Thankfully Tom chilled unlike the other two.

Dude it's called tongue in cheek, not in entirety, because Kanye and Trump are plenty douchey at the core, but when they say the things they do, it's for marketing purposes or to be fucking silly.

"I'm Donald Trump, everything I say is always right, I'm always right!"

"I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh."

"I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that's living or breathing is number two."

"Any artist that thinks they're number one right now, will have to second guess themselves after they hear AvA"

 

It's intentionally pompous, If you take that as 100% serious then that's your fault.  Tom was doing the same thing, it gets attention.

I bet AvA makes no noise if he just quietly, humbly, churned it out

See: +44

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32 minutes ago, Gaslit Jan said:

Dude it's called tongue in cheek, not in entirety, because Kanye and Trump are plenty douchey at the core, but when they say the things they do, it's for marketing purposes or to be fucking silly.

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It's intentionally pompous, If you take that as 100% serious then that's your fault.  Tom was doing the same thing, it gets attention.

I bet AvA makes no noise if he just quietly, humbly, churned it out

See: +44

You're just making excuses for negative personality traits. This reminds me of "Schrodinger's Douchebag" type situation where in that whether someone is serious or joking about something potentially offensive is decided upon by the reactions of those they said it around.

In this case what Tom, Trump, Kanye or whoever else you want to bring up has said you consider 'tongue in cheek' because they didn't actually live up to what they were promising so you don't believe they were being serious. But if it had come true, if WDNTW had truly revolutionised rock and roll and AVA was selling out stadiums or Trump became the best president America had ever seen etc if they had actually succeeded they would be sitting there saying "I told you so" because they did believe what they were saying.

 

That's the last I'm saying of it. I'm bored of it. Happy to agree to disagree.

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2 hours ago, Russel Coight said:

You're just making excuses for negative personality traits. This reminds me of "Schrodinger's Douchebag" type situation where in that whether someone is serious or joking about something potentially offensive is decided upon by the reactions of those they said it around.

In this case what Tom, Trump, Kanye or whoever else you want to bring up has said you consider 'tongue in cheek' because they didn't actually live up to what they were promising so you don't believe they were being serious. But if it had come true, if WDNTW had truly revolutionised rock and roll and AVA was selling out stadiums or Trump became the best president America had ever seen etc if they had actually succeeded they would be sitting there saying "I told you so" because they did believe what they were saying.

 

That's the last I'm saying of it. I'm bored of it. Happy to agree to disagree.

Schrodinger's Douchebag😂, ey - @Mohammad Wall-E- I think you should change your name to this whenever you pull your devil's advocate bullshit x

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There is no universe, where Nine is a better album than Untitled, in whatever sense you would like to compare them.

One is born out of the desire to push the boundaries of your music, to put yourself out there, doing something new, exciting, fresh and breaking barriers. The other was written by 20 people and was made because they had to release an album. As a standalone release Nine is ok but please get it together and never compare the two.

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7 hours ago, Ixidor said:

doing something new, exciting, fresh 

This is exactly what they went for on NINE..same mentality as Untitled (which is why they compared NINE to Untitled from a creative aspect when making it)

As I said, I understand the significance of Untitled and what it means to a LOT of people. It's incredible, iconic, they are super proud of it, but I will turn on First Time/NHTSO/Heaven a hundred times before I even consider I Miss You/Always/Down/etc. So if I had to choose between the 2 today, I'm taking NINE. Sorry. 

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Back to Tom, this is an interesting article on the current state of TTSA:

"To achieve its goals, TTSA has decided to restructure its operations to scale back its initiatives in science and tech commercialization and to place a greater emphasis on the operations of its entertainment business."

https://medium.com/on-the-trail-of-the-saucers/ttsa-638f93173240

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1710274/000149315221004131/form1-u.htm


Felt like they really did accomplish some cool things and were making progress.

 

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