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I’m kind of sick of Tom talking about marks cancer. He talks about it more than Mark does and it’s his fight. And he’s saying things that seemingly aren’t known yet, like the cancer is being eradicated from his body. A few months ago it doesn’t seem like Tom and Mark were still friends and now it’s a talking point for him every interview promoting his new album. Idk it’s starting to rub me the wrong way. You don’t see marks other friends doing this or even Travis.

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25 minutes ago, NotNow said:

I’m kind of sick of Tom talking about marks cancer. He talks about it more than Mark does and it’s his fight. And he’s saying things that seemingly aren’t known yet, like the cancer is being eradicated from his body. A few months ago it doesn’t seem like Tom and Mark were still friends and now it’s a talking point for him every interview promoting his new album. Idk it’s starting to rub me the wrong way. You don’t see marks other friends doing this or even Travis.

Yeah I kinda get what you mean. At first it just seemed sweet and supportive but the overdoing of it feels very... PRish. 

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So we’ve heard clips of every song now. A fire in a nameless town and no more guns (discount American idiot Green Day) sound terrible so the only song left I haven’t heard I’m interested in is automatic. This will be my least favorite ava album, maybe it could be better than love 2. I like rebel girl, kiss and tell, timebomb, losing my mind, and automatic. The other five songs seems like Im going to be able to never care about hearing them again. And rebel girl and kiss and tell I still don’t even associate with the album so I feel like I only got three songs this year I actually like.

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i don't think tom would stoop as low as using mark's cancer to promote the album. he repeats a lot of the things he says in every interview these days. he probably also knows that everyone is always happy to hear when mark is doing well or whether the two of them have talked recently. i don't know. just trying to give him the benefit of the doubt

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8 minutes ago, hotpantsdelonge said:

i don't think tom would stoop as low as using mark's cancer to promote the album. he repeats a lot of the things he says in every interview these days. he probably also knows that everyone is always happy to hear when mark is doing well or whether the two of them have talked recently. i don't know. just trying to give him the benefit of the doubt

It’s not about him intentionally using it as a PR talking point. It’s about social cues and reading the situation on what is appropriate to discuss. Other people aren’t talking about his cancer for him, including Travis who actually is still close and in a band with Mark.

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5 hours ago, Kay said:

Wow, we're on page 1000

 

Anyway, here's an interview with Guitar World where Tom proudly says he hasn't a clue what gear he uses anymore because computers do everything. 

to guitar world.

Fucking moron at times.

https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/features/angels-and-airwaves-lifeforms

What’s so moronic about what he said about the gear?

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29 minutes ago, kibbles said:

Most people don't read or come across every interview he does. People ask him about it he responds ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Again, it’s not that he’s asked about it, it’s how he answers.

Also he’s posted things unprompted on instagram about it like a text conversation with Mark which sounded like an announcement he was beating it before Mark had really said anything.

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19 minutes ago, NotNow said:

Again, it’s not that he’s asked about it, it’s how he answers.

Also he’s posted things unprompted on instagram about it like a text conversation with Mark which sounded like an announcement he was beating it before Mark had really said anything.

How do you know what’s unprompted or not, are you close to either of them?

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1 hour ago, NotNow said:

It’s not about him intentionally using it as a PR talking point. It’s about social cues and reading the situation on what is appropriate to discuss. Other people aren’t talking about his cancer for him, including Travis who actually is still close and in a band with Mark.

there have literally been thousands of strangers discussing mark's situation for months now. and some have been particularly obnoxious about it, saying and asking him things that are obviously a little too much or too personal. i'm sure he's okay with tom, someone he has actually known for three decades, talking about it as positively as he can..? but i guess that's just my view.

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3 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

You really think Mark asked Tom to post screenshots of their text conversations? Cmon dude.

For real. I hate when people play this card. Like no shit I don’t know them. These are inferences I’m making. But it’s more logical that Mark didn’t ask Tom to post a screenshot of their conversation about something Mark hasn’t been open about. If Mark thought it was a cool exchange to share, he would have posted it himself.

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6 hours ago, twentytwenty said:

What’s so moronic about what he said about the gear?

Seems dumb a man with over 20+ years of fame being linked to being a guitarist to openly admit to a guitar specific reporter that he thinks computers are magic and are more important than all gear and that he apparently doesn't even play on the record he's promoting or even knows what guitars are used on it. 

Baffling to me. 

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Clips of every song are out now? I still haven’t heard quite a few of them. Don’t know if I want to hear any more than I already have before I get to listen to the full album. Do we know when it’s supposed to be released? Obviously I haven’t been following this very closely lol.

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16 minutes ago, Cheerios4u98 said:

Clips of every song are out now? I still haven’t heard quite a few of them. Don’t know if I want to hear any more than I already have before I get to listen to the full album. Do we know when it’s supposed to be released? Obviously I haven’t been following this very closely lol.

It's out in like 2 weeks, Sept 24th. 

I haven't listened to clips, don't see the point. 

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In relation to that stupid New Order-argument heres another one. People in the comments who have an interest in science shoots down Delonges take on something called the double-split experiment. Im way to dumb to care about it but seems like in general he's the type of guy who reads something in an encyclopedia for 4 pages and suddenly thinks he knows everything and makes actual scientists unnesscary. You would think constantly stating something and being called out on it being wrong over time would change how he rolls, but apparently not.  Think before you speak your mind goddamit. eeeurghh

 

 

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