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Join! [27 Nov 2004|03:18pm]

bebopbabe17
Hey all you afi fans..please Join..

http://www.livejournal.com/community/0h_0perator/

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[13 Oct 2004|02:12pm]

collapsed_wings
if you don't already have it,
go and get it.
key lime pie @ downloadpunk.com
http://downloadpunk.com/?webaction=website.Albumdetail&albumid=4982

3 new exlcusive tracks coming in november
check it out.

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Yay. :) [18 Jul 2004|05:24pm]

noise_x_kisses
[ mood | crappy ]

http://www.mtv.com/onair/vma/2004/viewers_choice/top100.jhtml

Yeah. Vote for AFI. :)

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I came home.. and found this in my email. [09 Jul 2004|05:55pm]

daveyluver
[ mood | amused ]

We miss you.
Let's get together soon.
What're you doing Friday, August 27th?
Southern California, maybe we'll see you @ the San Diego Street Scene.
We've just been added to the line-up.
That's right.
We're gonna take a day off from working on the new record to play a show.

Click
HERE for details and ticket info.

I'm sooo going, and I'm so happy to hear tha Davey is well enough to start touring again. =D

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Question... [07 Jul 2004|10:16am]

mew_magic5
[ mood | content ]

I've been asking this to alot of my other communities, so I thought I would ask this here...

How long and how did you become an A.F.I. fan? Have you been a fan of their first album, or there recent? Did you see them on t.v. and check them out, or did a friend recommend you?

I'm just interested to know about everyone...

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[01 Jul 2004|06:05pm]

rurik0
VOTE FOR RURIK!
sorry for the spam. im trying to help out my friends!

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[27 Jun 2004|04:08pm]

twistdfairytale
[ mood | curious ]

heres a thought... maybe we should get back on topic in this community!
nah.. just kidding. i do have a subject to discuss though.

what are everyones feelings on 336/337?


this also goes along with my last post in many afi communities about the afi book with clandestine.

i know that i have been fascinated with this, and its all over the message boards, but's your take on it?

thanks to all that replied to my previous post, and as was the other, this will be cross-posted.

thanks ~ gabriella

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Xposted [10 Jun 2004|09:13pm]

battledgrave
[ mood | cheerful ]

Love=Death
Ok ok the EP is available on Smart Punk



Love=Death



Love=Death EP click here to order



GO GET IT NOW SILLY!

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[03 Jun 2004|08:05am]

twistdfairytale
[ mood | curious ]

anybody got the special edition sts with the book? i got a question if you do
--> thanks .. gabriella

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[02 Apr 2004|04:41pm]

iamthenight
ContestCollapse )

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[28 May 2004|09:26am]

daveyluver
[ mood | amused ]

wow.. haha i went to vote for AFI and then i saw this

"Making a special appearance will be East Bay Goth rockers AFI "

haha thats great but anyways you should vote for them

http://www.californiamusicawards.com/?nav=press

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[23 May 2004|05:35pm]

deathbysunlight
I know this is alittle off topic but I have a new community its xxmusicxx  join it plz.... delete this post if it isnt allowed. but plz join!

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[29 Feb 2004|10:37pm]

iamthenight
_chokingonblood is having a contest. But before the contest is announced we need to know what an acceptable prize would be. Make your suggestion here.

Thanks for your time.

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SELLING OUT [13 Apr 2004|03:47pm]
goldenbird26k3
[ mood | thoughtful ]

THOUGHT YOU GUYS MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING - IT'S ALSO IN MY JOURNAL.

A history of AFI as written by Aleks and edited by yours truly:
>>source: http://www.afireinside.net/band/biography_2000.html. If Aleks plagiarized ;-) don’t blame me, I didn’t read the article :-D

AFI began in a garage in the early 90’s as four high school students making noise and trying to create great music. As they played between skateboard sessions, they could not have known what they would become. For more than 10 years and counting, the same inner flame that fueled the guys of AFI in their Ukia, California, garage has propelled them on professional levels as evident in their numerous albums, EP’s, and singles. Meanwhile, from its sublime intro through subdued verses and infectious choruses, AFI’S first radio track "Girls Not Grey" is a standout that both recalls AFI coming into its own on 2000's The Art Of Drowning and hints at myriad future directions. The road to success for has not been free of obstacles, however. AFI has, like many bands, had trouble with members - one ended up quitting. Such lineup changes might have destroyed another band, but the opposite has occurred with AFI. With each new album and EP the band has bravely forged ahead into new musical territory, all the while maintaining their original energy and intensity. The days of honing their craft in the garage are now a long-ago memory, but one thing has not changed - the fire inside AFI still burns, more strongly than ever. With each new record, each tour, each show, the flames spread - ever igniting new people and places, threatening to someday engulf the world.

Thank you for that wonderful history, Aleks. (lol) Now to the point.

What is selling out? Most people define it as changing one's attitude, style, or image in order to fit in better or gain popularity. In the music world, it can mean a band changing their style of clothing or music. Even switching labels can be seen as selling out! Why? To answer this question, we must first examine the reasons why people see a band as having 'sold out.' One of the most controversial examples of this is AFI, the case in point.

People I asked had a number of different reasons for calling AFI sell-outs. The most common, however, was the obvious change in musical style from their very first albums to their most recent, Sing the Sorrow. Listen to any track from albums like Answer That and Stay Fashionable or Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes and then listen to a song from Sing the Sorrow like “Silver and Cold” and the difference is apparent. However, is it necessarily a bad change? Some say yes, and others disagree.
Relevant quotes:
“Sing the Sorrow, its Dreamworks debut, isn't the wholesale departure from AFI's roots that some longtime fans griped about. It is merely the next step on a path that began with 1999's Black Sails in Sunset, the first album to feature guitarist Jade Puget.” –All Music Guide
"And the reactions tend to be pretty extreme on both sides, but the hatred is just as cool because people are actually reacting. It's either, 'F--- those guys,' or 'I f---in' love AFI. They rock.' " –Jade Puget, AFI’s guitarist, to MTV.com (oh and whatever sucker on barnes and noble.com said Jade was a bad name, piss off b/c it’s cool.)

Others, however, say AFI are sell-outs simply because they signed with a big-name label – Dreamworks. Think about it, though. A record company hears the stuff you’ve already produced (according to those who dislike AFI’s new material, much more ‘hardcore.’) and they sign you. Then your style changes. Can this really be attributed to signing with the record company? After all, if they didn’t like your music why would they have signed you? Maybe AFI did feel pressure from Dreamworks to change their style – or maybe Sing the Sorrow is just a natural progression. Anyways, wouldn’t it get boring if a band never came up with anything new?
Relevant quotes:
“Some bands just evolve, and move to other labels, and in my opinion they should. The Gathering is a fine example of this, they were accused of selling out when they signed to Century Media. They made some of their best albums with Century Media though. So who cares what label bands are with? As long as the music is good, why complain?” –A guest on Gamecube Europe Message Boards

Has AFI truly “sold out?” You make the decision.

My opinion:
Some bands can churn out tons of albums, all in the same style, and it never gets old – great! But some bands have talents in slightly different styles of music. Why not let them express their creativity without questioning the motives behind it?

Oh, people, remember: If you don’t like my opinion, don’t flame me. I’ve seen your points, I know what they are. This is just my view.

Le grá go deo,
Kelsey

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[01 Apr 2004|08:36pm]

twistdfairytale

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[24 Mar 2004|07:04pm]

songofsangre
sorry, but i just have to say this. you know what i cant fucking stand? when fans (mainly girls) insist that Davey "looked at them" while he was singing. I mean, no he couldnt have just been looking in that directrion of the crowd. its seems like all i hear is "omg, he like, looked at me! like, i swear there was a connection. like, he looked at me soooooooo long. it rawked"
i'm sorry people, but the chances of Davey Havok focusing on one person for more than about 4 seconds is extremley unlikey. AFI has millions of fans, and i dont think one of the members is going to find a deep spiritual connection with you during the middle of the show. why cant people just love AFI for their music FIRST?

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Hello! [21 Mar 2004|12:43am]

shibbyllamas
I just wanted to know if anyone knew when the band would be back on tour...
I know that Davey was having problems and needed surgery.
I really wanted to see the I've only seen them once and they kicked major butt!
I love those guys!

Thanks :P

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[14 Mar 2004|08:29pm]

acinematicfirex
Hey.. I just transfered from Blurty to LJ and I've been joining communities.. I joined this one .. well because I love AFI. As well as everyone else here.. Lol. Davey Havok has had a big impact on my life and I would kiss the ground that he walked on.. I respect him and AFI so much and I hate when people make fun of them or anything along those lines. I hope this is a good community and I'll post more later.. Bye.

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Im new [14 Mar 2004|02:26pm]

deathbysunlight
[ mood | cheerful ]

Hey Im new here Im Rai :). Nice AFI community.

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[10 Mar 2004|11:25am]

levana_ora
[ mood | bouncy ]

I'm Jaha, and new to this place. But it's nice to be among fellow AFI lovers...so hey! n_n

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