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Bad Journalism Part 2: Calling bullshit on media assholes

I know I write many articles about Black Veil Brides. Sorry not sorry about it. I am writing about them again and few other bands that I have taken a keen liking to in 2013. 2013 has been a HUGE year for me. It all started with letting Black Veil Brides music in my soul. I am forever changed by it. Since January 27th(A day I will never, ever forget) on it has been nothing but beautiful days ever since. Life’s dredger’s aren’t that bad anymore. I thank the Black Veil Brides for rising me from the ashes and giving me my life back. But I digress with this new article. LETS GET SHIT STARTED SHALL WE…

It has been brought to my attention that Ronnie Radke(Falling In Reverse) is releasing a mix-tape with various artists as a fun way of expressing himself among the other high profiled artists on the mix-tape. These artists included Andy Biersack(Black Veil Brides), Danny Worsnop(Asking Alexandria), Craig Mabbit(Escape The Fate), Jacoby Shaddix(Papa Roach), and Deuce(As himself). I have no ill will towards anyone I mentioned. In fact I respect some of them cause I may not be fan yet, never be a fan(But still respect them as human being enough to not spew hate unlike you motherfuckers), or A HUGE FUCKING FAN. People are people. If a person doesn’t like a person. Why bother all your energy in writing about something that may ruin their reputation in the music business. I am talking about all you unprofessional assholes that think its “Okay” to write jokery about a band you have biased feelings for. YOU have a job. That is to report about music. Leave your personal shit at home with your personal blog. Come to work with a “Neutral” based ethics and professionalism for your writing on the job. Have your fucking opinions about the bands you write about you Nay blogs, magazines, and media news sites YOUR entitled to them all you want but LEAVE THEM AT HOME YOU TARDS. Come to work with “Neutral Based” opinions. It ain’t that hard. Oh wait, having an open mind is scary isn’t it. But I know Its a free world here in America. Its our entitled right in the first amendment in constitution. Freedom of speech, is that what its called. YES.

BUT HERE IS THE FUCKING POINT YOU MOTHERFUCKS, NEVER CROSS THE LINE WITH YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. I WILL CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW. STARTING IN 1..2..3… I don’t take making fun of suicide lightly at all. I will call people out in flip of a switch on their shit because suicide is personal to me. Many people have gone through it. I have gone through my own suicide attempts which I have done it(Reason’s why attempted: Read in my archives to find out why, not discussing it here) 5 times and I am in suicide remission because of lovely band that came into my life by the name of Black Veil Brides. They allowed me to see everything beautiful in life and made me be strong for myself. BVB has done wonders for me personally. I want to thank them for everything they have done for me. But as I digress and get back on to the subject suicide is VERY fucking personal to me. I lost two friends to suicide. Its still fucking hard to deal with their deaths every single day(Because I know their pain of having to go through something fucking horrible like that). But when your media news sites features an image of suicide as to all the fans its targets to basically tell us all “To kill ourselves” in a joking matter puts you the writer a first class seat ride to hell. I hope karma reaps you a new asshole.

TRIGGER WARNING: TO THOSE WHO ARE SENSITIVE AND OR RECOVERING FROM SUICIDE PLEASE DON’T LOOK AT THE PROVIDE PICTURE BELOW IT WILL TRIGGER YOU TO RELAPSE. JUST NO YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU ARE AMAZING. KEEP FIGHTING THIS CAUSE YOU ARE SPECIAL INSIDE AND OUT.

I will provide a lovely asshole image of the site of what it features and the asshaty displayed image basically telling the mentioned artists and or the fans of that band that suicide is okay. FUCK YOU IT AIN’T, here: Image

To even further call bullshit on “Metal Sucks” yeah I just called you out. I have no problem with calling you assholes out cause I am not afraid of F.E.A.R. Unlike you media assholes you probably don’t even know what the fuck that is. Oh YOU ALL ARE RETARDED. You call Andy that. You get it right back at you but in nice FUCK YOU way. Nice. Saying Fuck you to people that did not do ONE single mother fucking thing to you assholes. What did Ronnie, Andy, Danny, and the above mentioned artists do to you “Metal Sucks”. Bullying is not fucking okay. You guys are an equivalent to a school yard bully. Your writers are unprofessional, lack any dignity for the artist they have biased for, and I bet they go home and jack off to the artists they hate too.

PSST I was bullied all my life being called an idiot and other derogatory terms referred to a mental retarded person. So calling a very intelligent, intellectual, and extremely smart person like Andy Biersack and idiot is very supercilious and condescending. Very rude and hurtful not only for me but for fans that have dealt with that shit all their lives. So as you read my article. You can see I am not a fucking retard and YOU are the dumbass. So jokes on you. I love karma and I hope karma finds you all well. Andy was backing up and congratulating Avenged Sevenfold on their recent success on a number one album and with the critics up the ass with Avenged Sevenfold cause “A metal band kicked out Miley Cyrus and so forth for a number one album in America, lets hate on them.” Even though they got rave reviews of positive feedback but their were some who not like. But all Andy was trying to do was give his opinion on the matter and backed up and congratulated his friends in Avenged Sevenfold on great success on new album. CALM YOUR TITS MEDIA. FOR FUCK SAKE. Leave Andy alone. He already receives enough shit as it is. Its time for people like you to be nice to him for once. Is it hard to say something nice to someone else with out being an ignorant asshole. Fuck.

“Metal Sucks.” I know your intentions are to have joke based writing, I get that. But when you start through specific people under the bus and bullying a targeted group of people for no reason at all. YOU are deemed a shitty news source. Bullying is never okay. So that is why I call bullshit on the asshatery you opposed to the above mentioned bands. You want to be treated like human being. Start treating the above mentioned artists like human beings, THEIR NOT FUCKING ROBOTS FOR CHRISTS SAKE. They have feelings just like you assholes do. Because all hardcore and metal-head’s like kittens and puppies. Get real and get off your high horse. Your not impressing no one instead of your mindless sheep with no open mind.

Bad journalism now days is given in the music industry. Where their is music their is media following behind. We need both to get our daily fix of music and news. I have read several articles of bands in magazines, media news sites, etc about what is new and what is hot in the musical stratosphere. But its people who write bad journalism that piss me off. It detours new listeners with open minds from listening to bands who are deemed “Satanist”, “Worship the Devil”, and “Whatever bad excuse they have for the *Insert Band Name Here* claim”. I recently had to help a girl out cause her parents where uneducated about BVB and based them on their looks, called them a bad influence and satanic devil worshiper band. Its because of the media and the bad shit parents read that makes kids rebel against society’s norms. That’s where bad journalism plays a key role in parents not letting their kids listen to a certain band. (As to believe Black Veil Brides is satanic where in these selected lyrics “If we stand together, we will be unbroken” where in that SCREAMS satan and devil worshiping music. Goes for any band with inspirational lyrics. Google was made for a reason.)

Look at what columbine did to Marilyn Manson. I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected from that tragedy. But that did a dent in Marilyn’s reputation with the court proceeding and bad press he received when it happened. Parents weren’t allowing their kids to listen to his music plus church groups where picketing at his concerts. The media has played a key role in feeding the “Bad Journalism Beast” and parents wonder why their kids rebel. Parents should listen to their kids. I know their is a whole lot of open minded parents out their who allow their kids to listen to their music, play musical instrument, express themselves through art, etc. I want to thank all the parents in the world who let their kids be kids and do that. This world is already to fucked up to begin with. Can we just have good time and let the good times roll.

So I digress, now I get back to what I am ranting about. I am curious as to what this mix-tape sounds like. Ronnie Radke, if you are reading this. I plan on doing a review of this mix-tape in full review on this blog. I will make it as neutral positive based as I can(Even If I don’t like it, I won’t spew hate to you, who wants that). I know you have received a lot of shit in the media as well as the above mentioned artists. You deserve the utmost respect among other artists in the music industry. Its very much lack luster in the media society now days. I hope to revive that some day.

So “Metal Sucks” I have not even set foot into one journalism class yet and I know more ethics and professionalism than you do in your whole blogs and early career. Education and literature is the donkey’s ass here. I keep myself well educated and well up to date on literature. I don’t care if you call me out cause YOU all know your the asshole in the equation.

I will wrap up this rant into an article on a high note. Keeping oneself well educated pays off. i love reading and love writing. But when it comes to assholes I have no problem calling them out on their shit. It pisses me off.

I hope one day I can make this here amateur journalism you are reading into a career some day real soon. I am so happy to have found my calling in life. It means the world to me. I can’t wait to interview bands and give them justice in media eye view. I hope you the reader is well entertained with my writing. I love each and everyone of you that are my fans. It means the world to me. ALL your positive messages to me move mountains and worlds for me. Someday I hope to give a little lovely “Thank You” incentive to all my readers. It means the world to me you read my writing. I can only hope you the reader if you have not found your calling in life. It will come to you some day.

I hope and wish some day my writing can get to larger scales. When that happens. Their is nothing stopping me. Because, I want the world. The world is my goal once I achieve that goal. I am not stopping once I get their.

So I will only say this once and only once. Thank you “Bad Journalists” cause of you I have something to write about and put into context for the world. Have a nice life and don’t let the door slam you in the ass on the way out. I am here to stay you fuckers. Spew your hate about me all your heart’s desire(I could careless what you all think of me, Freedom of Speech again 😉 ). So here is my “Fuck You” and “Get off my fucking lawn you bad journalist’s” HAVE NICE DAY. 😉

To all my supporters and fans. HAVE ALL THE POTATOES, FRENCH FRIES, AND ROASTED POTATOES YOUR HEARTS DESIRE.

“Never give up, YOU are worth it, YOU make your reality, YOU chase your dreams, YOU are in control of your own legacy, and YOU are amazing. Take the right path to make your dreams come true, divide, and conquer.”- Mariah L. Hanna

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists Note: If you do not give me the proper accreditation with my twitter handle in the copyright below with sharing my words. YOU CAN’T HAS NO POTATOES, FRENCH FRIES, AND ROASTED POTATOES. I will issue you a ban notice from Potatoland and kick you off the island for good.. 😉

The inspirations of the rants to the “Metal Sucks” Articles here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/11/21/members-asking-alexandria-black-veil-brides-falling-reverse-terrible-bands-working-rap-metal-mixtape/

http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/11/15/andy-biersack-black-veil-brides-hypothesizes-people-dont-buy-records-anymore-incorrect/

Look in my archives for part one of “Bad Journalism: My views on what I have learned”

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 11/22/2013

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Ultimate Rant: Black Veil Brides Style (Putting BVB on a Royal Throne)

As I read through the common posts, tweets, forums, comments, and etc of the daily hate Black Veil Brides gets in the shit tons on every media site out their that features them news wise or interviews them. Plus on their official media sites as well. Its come to my attention that Black Veil Brides isn’t metal enough, their gay, they sound like such and such band, they are ladies(They are grown men, LOL), they are emo faggots, they are bad this and that, etc. The list goes on and on with the shitty non claimable excuses I have read about how “Gay”, “Not Metal” and “Sucky ass” BVB is. 

What are my further thoughts on this situation. I did an informal article on classifying BVB in a metal group. YES. They are TYPE of metal. If you dumbass sheep would put your thinking caps on right and searched Google right then you would realize that BVB is a type of metal. END OF SUBJECT. Plus BVB classifies themselves as rock and roll to begin with. So why put bands in boxes. Just listen to the music and enjoy it. But I had to be frank with people in that post and actually break shit down to tell YOU the hater what genre or sub-genre BVB will be compiled into metal in. Here is a link to my informal classifying BVB as a metal group tumblr post: http://queenofpotatoland.tumblr.com/post/66265297515/black-veil-brides-a-tribute-to-a-band-i-once-hated-now 

I am tired of people calling them faggots, emo faggots, what homo they are, etc. Derogatory insults are not pretty at all. BVB is straight for crying out loud. Even Ashley says in a few interviews that he worships women. Bullying is NOT okay. Bullying should end. Can I ask “The BVB haters” a question. What did BVB do to you? Nothing. Why constantly hate on something. If you don’t like it. Don’t waste your valuable precious life on hating. Its not good for your psyche, mental stature, nor health. 

People keep bringing up what Ashley and Andy especially Andy’s now legendary speech at the Golden Gods Awards 13′. I back what BVB did 300 percent. Have your opinion about it but at least have their side of the story before you the hater has a one tracked mind about. I am so fucking glad I voted for “In The End” to be and won “Song of The Year” because for personal reasons and for the fact it was written for Andy’s late grandfather Urban Flanders(May he rest in peace and will never be forgotten). Andy also via his twitter apologized for the matter. Andy also posted a tumblr post about the situation. I bet NONE OF YOU HATERS have read it nor read his tweets stating the apologies. YOU the haters make Andy and the rest of his band out to be a villain’s of the music community(I know you do it to a lot more other bands too not just BVB) when they do the complete fucking opposite in helping thousands of people including myself more than lately with their inspirational key messages through their music and lyrics. So you can give me those “Oh Andy is an asshole, he acts like a dick.” No he isn’t a dick and nor is he an asshole. Lets do a hypothetical haters. Lets play a game. The “You put yourself in their shoes.” game. How would you feel to get massive amounts of hate on a daily basis day in and day out plus constantly getting critics who may or may not like what you have put out their either artwork wise, music, etc. You worked your ass off for hours, days, and years the project you created with your blood, sweat, and tears. You constantly get shit on with trolls, critics, haters, etc YOU the hater would be guarded too about what someone says about you on the internet or face to face interactions. People are entitled to their opinions. We live in America were the first amendment gives that right. But in the next paragraph I will explain where the first amendment doesn’t cover your ass haters in certain situations. 

I have come across a few facebook anti- BVB hate pages. People are entitled do those pages however its come to my attention that even with the first amendment and their right to free speech will get their asses in trouble with the law. Pages telling Andy to kill himself, Andy is a Satanic Pedophile, and on some anti- BVB hate pages their are memes suggesting to kill BVB. With content like that your rights to free speech and to the first amendment are out the fucking door. People don’t realize that doing these such things are illegal as fuck and can be prosecuted in the court of law. Not to mention based on your states or countries anti-bullying or anti-cyber bullying laws what actions and consequences you can face. I took a street law class 3 fucking times in high school. I read my school book thoroughly. So get a life you anti facebook anti- bvb hate page admins. You can hate the band all the fuck your hearts desire it just overly pisses me off that these things AREN’T BEING HANDLED CORRECTLY AND NOT BEING PROPERLY PUNISHED. Have a hate page for all I fucking care. Waste your life on it. I have pity for you. But don’t have your hate page cross the line so much so that it becomes illegal and you have to go to court cause of it. DON’T BE A DUMBASS. 

DO PEOPLE USE GOOGLE ANYMORE TO FACT CHECK. USE IT. IT WAS CREATED 15 YEARS AGO. USE IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ILLITERATE TO USE IT. MY MOM AND DAD USE IT. THEY DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT COMPUTERS THAT MUCH. EVEN MY GRANDMA’S AND GRANDPA’S CAN USE GOOGLE. THE FUCK IS THIS SOCIETY COMING TOO. LAZY BRAIN SYNDROME. IF YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO GO TO GOOGLE HERE I HAVE DONE IT FOR YOU HATER. HERE YOU GO: http://www.google.com 

If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it. Don’t go trolling to some fan support page or bands official page and paste your hate about a band their. Just gives me reason to call you a closet fan. The logic in that is fucked up and gives me headaches. Just what the fuck. 

I know the BVB haters will NEVER stop and will never stop in letting us know about their opinions. But I am warning you permanent BVB haters if I see ANY content anywhere on the internet posted about BVB or any of their members that is illegal I will report your ass to the proper people. I WON”T tolerate any messages containing “Kill yourselves emo fags, Lets shoot BVB with a gun, any vile untrue content about the band members, and any negative actions towards the BVB army.” 

Another thing I have come across lately is that people believe BVB’s music is satanic. However, I know that their lyrics make some religious references I want non fans to know that BVB is completely a secular band like I am completely secular amateur journalists. Secular meaning no religious partakes in any religious activities or matters.With this being said. BLACK VEIL BRIDES IS NOT A SATANIC BAND NOR DO THEY WORSHIP SATAN. LOL. BVB is fully a rock and roll band not a Jesus band. If you want a Jesus band listen to Underoath, Kutless, Anberlin, etc. Nothing wrong with Jesus bands its just that I don’t like the “Please Like us If you Love Jesus Bait and Switch motive” behind Jesus bands. I hate that. 

I know we can’t live in a world that can’t accept us “Freaks” and the song “We Don’t Belong Here” is a true testament on how the worlds negative donkey asses have upon the people who want to help and change the world. The people who are different are the ones who get bullied the most in today’s society verses the normal folk. I know bullying awareness month has passed but It should be every month. Bullying is not okay. Stand up for someone that is getting picked on. Help people out. Their is no greater reward in the world than helping someone out without repay. “Paying it forward” is what its all about. I hope and wish bullying can be eradicated someday. I hope one day that some of you BVB haters give BVB a second chance like I did. When I gave BVB that second chance. My whole world changed. The world became more beautiful, my creativity went through the roof, and they gave me comfort in knowing everything is going to be okay. BVB helped me resurrect something that I thought I lost forever which YOU the reader and or hater is reading right now. BVB helped me resurface my love for writing again from the ashes. I can’t tell you the reader the feelings I am feeling for this band. BVB has given me hope, the oxygen to breathe again, the power to have my dreams come true some day that I will make happen( AYE magazines you better be looking for me in the future. 😉 ) So I urge you the hater to go into BVB’s disc catalog with an open mind listen to the lyrics, the guitar/bass bridges, hooks, solos, etc and the killer drum beats plus added on piano and orchestra workings done by Jinxx. (So please tell me their untalented fucks, NO) when they are clearly not. If you want proof they record THEIR own music purchase the deluxe edition of Wretched and Divine and watch the making of documentary plus read in all their lyric books in the back their is the legal music copyrights by ALL THE MEMBERS. So quit saying they are motley cure and kiss ripoffs when clearly those bands inspired and influenced BVB in their music and look(THEY didn’t ripoff their look nor plagiarize their look, If you look in comparison of Motley Crue circa 1985 to BVB circa STWOF(Set the World On Fire) era they have two totally different looks. KISS had and still has to this day the mass theatrics with the famous white and black make up. BVB has black warpaint and black signature face paintings suiting to their personal preferences. BVB took influences from KISS in theatrics and make-up styling s but NEVER stole KISS’s look nor theatrics. It just makes me laugh my ass off when people coin BVB as Kiss and Motley wannabe’s without doing their full GOOGLE research and basing their opinions off firsts impressions. Jeeze.) Plus Jinxx is a classically trained musician ranging from the piano to orchestrated music. Andy went to the school for Creative and Performing Arts. CC, Jake, and Ashley have practice and wrote music their whole lives.  

So it comes to wrap this rant up. I hope these BVB haters do their research on www dot Google dot com. It enthralls me how stupid, stupider, stupidest the world has come to. So happy I fell in love with BVB’s music and their message. BVB is about follow your dreams, leading a legacy, being who you are, never giving in, never backing down, and always having a rock and roll good time. If you the hater see anything wrong with that then you are really mistaken. I find it cool to have learned so much from a band. BVB got myself out their again. I owe it to them for me to make my dreams come true and to thank them some day in person( Plus mention a little epic apology in the near far future…I can’t) I hope you haters realize that hating is a mere waste of time. You might be pissed off at me for telling you all off. Which I could careless. One way or the other. But seriously do you have shit to do in your lives instead of constantly spending your precious life on hating a band that didn’t do shit to you. Seriously get a hobby like knitting, skateboarding, graphic designing, writing, making music( don’t hear any of you BVB haters making any hits lately), anything what you set your hater mind to. Hating a band for a certain amount of time gets pretty monotonous. 

All I can say is I am so happy that a band like Black Veil Brides exists on earth. Such five beautiful soul men they are. I hope to interview them someday. They are cool guys and down to earth. The put on killer live shows. They have me as a forever fan for life. I am happy and inspired knowing Jake Pitts is a fellow born Idahoan. If he came from Idaho, succeed, and make his dreams come true today. I know I can make my dreams come true too. YOU can make your dreams come true too. 

NEVER GIVE IN….NEVER BACK DOWN….. RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE…. CAUSE…TAKE JOY IN WHO YOU ARE…CAUSE WE KNOW OUR WINGS ARE FLAWED… BLACK VEIL BRIDES OUR OUR HERO’S BUT DON’T FORGET THEY ARE ONLY HUMAN.. LET THEM LIVE

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna 

Journalists note: You can take my words but give me the proper accreditation in the copyright twitter handle right below. If I see my words out their. I will come and find you. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban from potatoes and potato made products for life notice. Leave. You have been warned. 😉 

Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen 11/14/13 

Link to Andy Biersacks official tumblr post about the Golden Gods Awards 13′ situation here: http://officialandybvb.tumblr.com/post/49667537106/1-00-am-hotel-room-in-tucson-arizona

Link to Andy’s real official twitter, YOU the hater can read all the inspiring and villianesque tweets you think he makes to us the BVB army: https://twitter.com/AndyBVB

 

 

 

Bad Journalism: My Views on what I have learned

I have been a Black Veil Brides fans for ten months now dating on this Sunday which is October 27th, 2013. I have NEVER been let down not even once by these guys. I would like to brings some truth to people who may be purgatory BVB haters or may not sure about BVB at all. I will allow you all to see what professional big time journalists can do to make one think of a band in such a way that later down the road can totally flip the coin on all their biased writing towards a band that they are supposed to have neutral based territory opinions about when writing for their company they write for. They can write whatever the fuck they want on their mean time on their own personal time on their own personal accounts but when its business “Come On Man”

What I am trying to portray here is the fact I read an article about Black Veil Brides in 2011 which I will make the link available in my article to read for my views that made me false hate Black Veil Brides for nothing because some asshole warrior professional keyboardist who gets paid to write words wrote his biased hate towards a band he didn’t do any extensive research on. This biased opinionated asshole titled his article, “Meet Your New Favorite Band (To Intensely Dislike): Black Veil Brides. I was in a group of people on the internet that I have discorded myself from and cut them out of my life for good now that at the time influenced my false hate on a band that I should have gave my full support to in the first place. Lesson: Don’t believe what your read on the internet kids and don’t let false negative people influence your feelings and thoughts towards a band. These people made fun of Andy at the time of his 15 feet falling of a scaffolding adventure. I was put into this conversation and tagged into a Facebook status to get my thoughts on it. THEY influenced my opinion on it. Me, being a kind caring human being by nature sent my thoughts to Andy at the time through prayer. I lied to them and didn’t want to be a part of the conversation. With Black Veil Brides fresh in my mind cause I never heard of them before went to do a little research about them. Came across this atricle: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2011/07/meet_your_new_favorite_band_to.php which reading it made me false hate them and join them in the BVB haters crusade. Little did I not know that 2 and some odd months later I would join the other side for good and say “Fuck YOU, Motherfucker.” to the BVB haters that falsely influenced my decision for two years about them. I cut ALL ties with them and started new. People don’t deserve to be manipulated to think a band is an made of assholes when they truly are the completely opposite.

I hope reading this article if you are a non- BVB listener gives them the second chance I did. Second chances to me are a game changer. That is another key written advice I could give to another person. I know music won’t always agree with one person. But can we all live in a world that we all respect the art, hardwork, and dedication the artist or musician puts into his or her’s craft without bullying. I want to see that world so bad. It will be one awesome place to live in.

Now its time to pick and teach some assholes that did me wrong and my thoughts on how they “You Had One Job.” to do and failed miserably at journalism. These are people with high rankings in the metal/rock social media industry. I am just going to list them and then rant in a huge paragraphs below why they suck at their job.

1. Metal Sucks

2. Noisecreep

3. Gunshyassin

4. The PRP

5. Some Loudwire posts

6. Blabbermouth

Those six metal and rock news sites filled with editors, writers, interns, media staff fail to realize their lack of decency they have for their writing. I know rock and roll and metal is supposed to be “Edgy” and “In your face” news. But the lack of professionalism I see with journalists via the aforementioned sites is atrocious. One can be in your face and edgy while being classy and have high professionalism moral values.

What I think makes a great journalist. A journalist who is on key, show great ethics, professionalism, values, and has great self worth, etc.

Here are my thoughts on what makes a shitty journalist. A journalists total point and key point in their article is to grab their audience and have the clincher in their writing. I read shit loads of writings now days that lack the excitement in that climax feeling. Like concert reviews are just written about the band but they forget about the people around them that makes IT the concert. I watched the movie “Almost Famous” where William Miller at 15 years old went on tour and was hired by Rolling Stone magazine to journal what he saw. I hope journalist can bring the feel William created in journalism in rock and metal music back again. He truly worked his ass. Instead I will give a readers digest version of a concert review: Yeah went to the concert, Band was awesome, drinks was killer, and had a great time. What the hell give more in depth featurings of how the concert went. It pays to be sober at shows and party later after the gig gets out. The spark in metal and rock journalism is gone anymore. I hope I am one of the people that can bring it back. I want to make articles that are enjoyable to read verses pieces of crap writings like all I just read was information about the band I already know about and the location of where the concert was held. Jesus nipples pro journalist out their. Write more. If you can’t dedicate your time to your craft why did you choose to be in something that does not make you happy in the first place.

Second thing that pisses me off when I read rock and metal based journalism is the lack of neutral based opinions they lack for their professional articles they write. Everything is one minded based. Nothing is open minded anymore. I love magazines like Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, Revolver, Alternative Press, Thrash Hits, Outburn, Metal Hammer, Scuzz TV, and etc do their ABILITY to have a open minded based magazine. I have some subscriptions through some of through magazines and I have not been disappointed by their writers one bit. They keep things fresh. But its journalists like certain people at Metal Sucks, Gunshyassin, etc with biased writers that have the lack and intentions to not go back to what they learned in college or whatever based schooling they received and used their education for the better use of the world. Are you taught ethics and journalism business 101 in college? I did research on the impending degree I am going for at my local college. YES. You are taught those. Open minded people are a lack in this world and its a cry shame for humanity.

Are journalists supposed to do major research about their topic’s they are doing the topic about. YES. The lack of research of bands now day’s and neutral based feelings towards feelings for bands is what made me into a false BVB hater. Journalist like to play with vulnerability especially young kids who will believe just about anything and young adults like me who was just fresh out in the world in the dormitory reading that article about BVB(At a time when I really could have used a bands inspiration like BVB to get me through a tough time I was going through with my medical issues). People like this beyond piss me off. Thats why It needs to be addressed now before any more kids get negatively hurt because they can’t like a band because some asshole warrior keyboardist decided to be bored and type a bullshit article about a band he probably has no clue or inclination about just to get money or some shit. Kids never believe in false articles about a band. Always check the sources and if its very offensive. Report the article if their is a report button.

The lack of research done by the gunshyassin reporter about the hollowed out staging cabs used by Black Veil Brides on warped tour was truly a huge fail in musical journalism. Staging has been used ever since concert were created. I took drama, choir, and band to learn all I could about music in high school. We used “Staging” on the stage to make it look more real and inviting. I know this old news but you sir win my loyal dumb dumb tater award. I am just an amatuear writer with all this writing knowledge on hill somewhere in Idaho and you are some idiot that thought it was cool at the time to have a lovely opportunity to go after a band you lets be honest here. You hate with a passion and you with the lack of professionalism wrote that. HMMMMMM. Something ain’t right here ain’t it. Go to the library next and read a BOOK. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about what really music is. I would suggest anything and everything in the music section at any Barnes and Noble and any major book stores. P.S. ALL BANDS USE STAGING YOU FEEL ME.

The lack of common courtesy for bands from journalist now day’s is bullshit. Like the time when Black Veil Brides won song of the year. Every metal and rock media site had a field day with it with Andy/Ashley’s legendary speech. No matter how pissed a journalist can be about that situation. The hate BVB received for winning that award appalled me. THEY shouldn’t have received all that hate. Instead they should have received rave reviews. You serious.

Journalists tend to forget that they need to leave home at home and business at business. Don’t mix those two together. Especially in their writing. Its preposterous reading something and some opinionated asshole has to put god into everything yeah CHRISTWIRE I am talking to you. Even though I see your site as just mere as laughing my ass off material in my eyes it still bothers me though because their are real articles on musicians that are so out there its just nutty than a fruitcake material to read. I feel sorry for them really. Religion should be left out of anything written professional. That’s just my view because every time someone disagrees  with someone about their religion or religions its war time. JUST LEAVE RELIGION OUT OF EVERYTHING ITS FOR THE BEST. Being secular is a need in this world. Really.

Journalists are supposed to have fun reading material for anyone to read. I don’t want to read something that is horribly boring. Make it fun to read. Where did the humor go. Out the door with all bad dumb dumb taters. “Come on Man.”

I hope you the reader got a lot off this. I hate how professional journalists can monopolize the thinking of the young(Hello blindly bullying people including children, BULLYING IS NOT OKAY PERIOD ain’t that an ethic in journalism THOU SHALT NOT BULLY KIDS BLINDLY WITH MY WRITTEN WORD, SHAME ON YOU) . Its time for true journalists like me come in and make a stand. I am very strong person that can stomach anything. I hope one day these words I am tying pay off in a huge way. Discovering my journalism talents was a mere winning the lottery for me. I want to do justice for bands that deserve to have ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT they can have. People tend to forget that we are all humans and we make mistakes but when a human goes beyond their way to hurt a person in such a way that is inhumane. Then that person is an asshole in my eyes. As Andy Biersack says in his speeches before BVB plays “Nobody’s Hero” “Don’t worship false celebrities or hero’s” I can say the same to some journalists out their. You can make mistakes but never cross the line so much so that people have to dislike who you are. I of course beat myself of for 6 months after becoming a BVB fan because of how beautiful this fanbase and band is inside and out. I never have received so much love in the course of 10 months from any band and fanbase before. Its eye opening and heartwarming. What won me over as a fan of BVB is BVB ability to be their for their fans in spirit or face to face through the power of their music and lyrics. BVB will win a world one day. 😉

It has come to end this lengthy article. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I did go into detail as to why I was a former BVB hater. I got mixed into the wrong crowd and my opinions were based off peer pressure. Life lesson. Never Give in,. Once life got the best of me and I had that cancer scare and I almost ended my life on January 27th. I was saved by the band I betrayed, BVB. Life lesson that day: Never back down.

P.S. If you are one of these high end journalists reading my article. I hope you take pointers from me as you all failed me as a rock fan looking to read your articles for leisure time. Can’t believe I spent two years of my life believing false bullshit on a band that I am glad saved my life and gave me the tools to carry on my days. Its never too late to learn.

P.S.S Love a band for who they are. Don’t read what a media asshat says about them. They are your band. Love them with all your heart. They gave you the tools to live and breathe again. Don’t turn your back on a band because of the media. False media people are dumb dumb taters. Never eat or associate with a dumb dumb tater.

IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE WILL BE UNBROKEN, NEVER GIVE IN, AND NEVER BACK DOWN…..

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Written by:Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: If you don’t give me the proper accreditation with my copyright twitter handle. I will come find. Come into your house. Steal all your potatoes and potato made products. Issue you a ban slip from Potatoland for life.

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/26/13

Black Veil Brides: Hero’s of the Universe( A raw and uncut article from the emotions of the Potato Queen)

Black Veil Brides has been a band for several years now. I only just this past January 27th, 2013 got into them hardcore due to an unhappy situation I was going through. I in January had to get tested for cancer for the first time. My white blood cells where showing signs of inflammation(which is a sign of cancer or red flag warning which thank god it was the red flag warning) somewhere in my body. Which I was put on several more test’s. But during the time I was getting the tests I had made a time to end my life cause I did not want to live anymore with anymore medical issues and any more medical pain. I already I had at the time 2 severe headache conditions which one was rare. I also had other medical issues as well. The headache conditions is what is causing me to be disabled. I was done being a medical guinea pig anymore. The doctors were treating me poorly. Some bullied my indirectly. So on January 27th I was going to end my life cause I was tired of being in pain and tired of all the medical bullshit I was being put through. The cancer scare is what pushed me off the edge. The fatal mistake I made that saved my life was going through Youtube music section. The music at the time I was listening to was not working. Then I saw the new BVB music video for “In The End” I at the time being a former hater tried to avoid it at all cost but this time fate wanted me to push on the link to the music video. The next paragraph will explain the magic.

I clicked the music video and I being the hater said “Why the fuck did I just push the BVB video.” then all of the sudden Andy spoke to me. I call it the instant Black Veil Brides hater removal two by four being smacked in between my eyes. Andy sang “In the end as we fade into the night, who will tell the story of your…..” I listen to the full song through by the end of the song. I was on ever fucking social media of Black Veil Brides and I was liking and following everyone them through twitter, facebook, tumblr, and youtube.. I was just baptized into a new human being. The strength I was given by the band to fight this hellish battle I am going through with my medical issues. Made me believe their is hope and faith in the world.

Just getting over the realization that the band that I just hated a few seconds before just fucking saved my life cause I planned on killing myself that night when everyone was asleep. What a fucking contradiction I kept saying. I have since put my hater ways behind me. Locked the hater tight shut in a coffin and buried her fictitiously six feet under. The hater I was once before has died and will never be resurrected. Death is permanent. So in the beauty of this. I took my last ever suicide attempt and turned into a deep and ever meaningful love for a band I once betrayed. The only thing I killed that night was the BVB hater I was. Which I am truly grateful and thankful to have done to me. Best thing ever to happen to me EVER really. Doesn’t top me winning fourth place at competition at individual state competition in Boise, Idaho. But its up their with me getting my high school diploma(Fuck you doctor haha 😉 ). Nothing really feels amazing than becoming a BVB army member its literally an life changing moment. My life is now better cause of it.

These guy’s get so much hate its not even funny. I ignore all the hate as much as possible but when the trolls are on every fucking social media site possible post after post with their hate towards BVB its gets pretty tiring. I also hate it when the get called faggots. It just boils my blood when the get purposefully called that every time something really great happens to them. Oh well. You all get the magical “Fuck You, Motherfucker.” I respect your opinions haters but don’t fucking cross the line with your’s. That’s why several BVB army member’s come flocking to you cause you cross the line. Post something intelligent instead of fucking insulting all the fucking time.

Through the months I have been a BVB fan. I have become great friends with numerous people of the BVB army. Everyone of the BVB army is very beautiful inside and out. I like to mention their dedication and love towards a five piece band that forever captivates the world. BVB isn’t just any ordinary band. BVB has all the right ingredients to make one great powerhouse anthemic band to to have mass in masses of a massception of the BVB army supporting them.

The love the band gives to their fans is just awesome and heartwarming. I have gone through probably 4-5 boxes of tissues of BVB fan stories already. I feel their emotions through their posts and it’s an everlasting feeling. What BVB does to their fans not only changes their lives forever it also better’s and brightens their lives for their eternity. With each and everyone of Black Veil Bride’s wisdom and advice to their fans is a lifetime of knowledge and inspiration for that one fan.

Now we come to the clincher of the article where you pull out 4-5 boxes tissues. Black Veil Brides has been really prevalent this month. I seen them live for the first time on October 3rd in Spokane, WA at the Knit. That day honestly changed my life forever. I have no words to fit how lovely BVB was live that day. Forever in debt. But anyways,  I have seen so much hate recently towards BVB on my personal accounts that it has been bothersome. The more I ignore it. The more hate flocks to me. This week hasn’t been the best week at all for my medical issues at all. I haven’t felt good for 3-2 months. I haven’t been eating properly in weeks. At times I feel like giving up but who come to the rescue. Black Veil Brides. They were their every step of the way through all the bullshit I was going through. My medical issues are still kicking my ass. It sucks that not even a doctor can help me at this time. I have been braving the storm and I know I can fight this tough ass battle. All I have repeated over and over again in my head was BVB’s famous lyrics that have inspired the BVB nation. “Never give in, Never back down.” Its hard dealing with day to day daily life dredgers but to know that BVB is on my side in spirit helping me fight this really means a lot.

I have no words to say how thankful and honored I am to be in the BVB army. I wish I NEVER was a former hater all. But no one can erase their past. The past is the past its unchangeable. But the present and future are. So glad I made the drastic change in becoming one of you. You in the BVB army. YOU all mean the world to me. I could not thank you all enough for every tweet and gesture said to me. YOU are all amazing. I love you all.

Black Veil Brides me so much to me now. I am going to be a fan forever. I am so excited to be with you all in the BVB army and with BVB during their many adventures and the long BVB rock and roll party journey ahead of us. BVB has all the cards to be one of the greatest bands of our time.

So Thank you BVB for putting out inspirational, aspiring, thoughtful, helpful, healing, and every word that is positively said about BVB. BVB has helped saved thousands of lives including mine through the whole world.

If you’re planning on committing suicide. No that you are not alone. Know that a saviour is always their for you when you’re feeling alone and to Never give in, never back down. The suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255. For people who self harm here is tumblr link with major numbers and hotlines for your region: http://insteadofcutting.tumblr.com/hotlines

know that these things are temporary solutions to bigger problems that could have bigger consequences to your health and well being and even death. Know that someone out there loves you and care about you. YOU are worth it. YOU are not alone. YOU are amazing.

I am happy to report that I am now in suicide remission. I haven’t had one single suicidal thought since Black Veil Brides came into my life in January. To know its October now and I know I can make it through even the hellish battles without thinking about suicide ever again. Makes one feel great about themselves. Cause of BVB I am now wanting to pursue a degree in creative writing next year so I can expand my writing and express myself in even bigger ways verses blogging. I plan on becoming an interviewer and writing for rock and metal magazines someday. As Andy said in an interview once “Rock Stars aren’t shit out of the sky” well neither are journalists. LOL. I have worked my ass off so forth to get to here. Its quite startling to me already that I have the inner workings of becoming a great writer. This all inspired and aspired through Black Veil Brides but its up to me to make this happen. Cause I need to make my own legacy and show this world what I made off. If you are reading this. YOU have something that makes you great too. Don’t feel down that you don’t have anything to show the world yet. It will come to you in the most beautiful way possible. Keep your head up high. Stay strong. Be positive. Always remember “Never give in, Never back down.”

BLACK VEIL BRIDES ARE THE MUSICAL BATMAN’S OF THIS EARTH. THEY ARE ARE UNSUNG HERO’S. THEY ARE SAVIOURS. THEY MAY CALL THEMSELVES NOBODY’S HERO BUT IN REALITY….THEY ARE HERO’S IN THE LEGION OF THE  BLACK THAT GIVE US THE TOOLS TO LEAD ON ALEGACY….. NEVER GIVE IN,NEVER BACK DOWN.

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: You can have my words but give my words the proper accreditation with my twitter handle in the copyright handle down below. If you dont’s. I will come to your house and steal your potatoes and all your potato made products. Plus your potato knick knacks if you have any. Issue you a ban slip for life from my potatoland and eating potatoes ever again. Been warned. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/17/13

The Motley Misfit: The Uprising of London McKuffey

In all my 21 and half years of life of being a hard music lover and dappling with music appreciation I haven’t seen an unforeseen upcoming talent that is the Motley Misfit. His real name is London Mckuffey. I am pleased to write a nice review of this brilliant, young, youthful musician.

I have subscribed to his Youtube channel months ago and have over the months viewed his countless covers and his demos. He is an incredible musician with professionalism while he is having 100 percent fun. THAT is what rock and roll is all about. I really enjoy how he is so in depth with solos and harmonies of parts of songs with that cover song. Made me have one of those “Fuck Yeah, faith in humanity is restored” moments.

His tutorials on teaching a younger or older audience on how to play the guitar is very thorough. Even I got the full picture when watching all his tutorials. I have severe learning disabilities and to have watched  his tutorials with full understanding and to know what to do in a certain song on a guitar is very amazing and heartwarming to me. Something with his tutorials clicked with me. That says something. I have been taught music for 8 years with Choir and Band. All of my music teachers could not teach me how to read music properly and I was not getting the material that was being taught to me(I was taught in the wrong way/ London taught me the right way). I would read tons of literature and scour the internet for tutorials. I gave up on music for a year until I created my own music appreciation/ jam club(Maniac Modern Music Club if your wondering) at my local high school I graduated from. I knew their was hope out their. Their are major band acts that have given me that. But London is the first person that is unsigned that has given me reason to stick to learning the musical outlets and study to become a pure rock and roll journalist along with Black Veil Brides help with this future huge goal of mine. London is going some where awesome in life. I only hope he get his big call sometime soon. All musicians deserve a big break. He gives me hope and faith. I give him props for having the slow down feature on the tutorials he does cause THAT is what nails a musician with high appraisals cause their are sloth learners like myself that is at times “Slow In The Head” which I take pride in. I have watched some big metal and rock and roll guitarists with their tutorials and they do their fast. Which irritates me to no end. Some of them are amazingly well done like London’s. London you won me as a forever fan and supporter of your future music. Thank you for being so fluent with your craft at such a young age. Very awesome to see young people like London expressing themselves in a true light and being who they are. 

I only wish everyone follows this dudes ever step of the way. He has my full 100 percent full support and love to back him all the way. Its people like him that give me a fresh breath of air to to breathe at night knowing this world is not at least that fucked up with the BS going on.

I wish him well in his musical endeavors as well as anyone who are in London’s shoes. It is not easy being an unsigned musician. Getting out there and showing your blood, sweat, tears, heart, and the magic it takes to make a great musician and music. Plus the added on touring, recording albums, press, etc. That comes with the nature of being a musician but it is not easy getting out their. It takes dedications and determination to get to those amazing results. I know London has those impending values about him. I know one day he is going to rule the world with Black Veil Brides. 😉

Hell one of these days I hope to see him live with those five amazing BVB dudes. London is one of thee greatest up and coming rock and roll guitarist out their. I have high hopes for this dude and anyone who wants to set down the same path that London wants to achieve. I only hope it all does come true. Because London is one truly talented kid in my eyes.

Never lose sight of your dreams and go forth and achieve them. As Black Veil Brides always say it best “Never Give In, Never Back Down.”

Go London. I wish you the best and continue to do so. You receive a 300 percentage positive review in my eyes. Best of wishes. You are one kick ass rock and roll guitarist. Keep it up. Kick some ass London and have some potatoes while you are at it. \m/

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists Note: Don’t steal my words without giving me proper credit with my twitter handle in the Copyright handle below. If you do steal my words. I will find you, steal all your potato made products, and issue you a ban slip from potatoes for life. 😉

Copyright@PotatoBVBQueen 10/12/13

Unbroken: The tale of one BVB army members bullying story

Here I am putting BVB in all my major posts again. Will I stop. No.I regret nothing at all. I owe a debit to them. They mean the world to me. I have to admit that they are the only band that’s music that’s covered everything I was every going through at the moment in time. The fact that I was a former of their band and now I love them now makes me love and appreciate them that much more. So BVB for life and BVB forever.

Lets get started on my bullying story shall we. Bullying was very prominent in my life. From family members calling me abusive derogatory names to friends/non friends going behind my back and calling me names for being who I was. I also been bullied by doctors who were supposed to take care of my health needs. To online haters(PFTT Trolls)

My childhood consisted of people treating me abnormally from the get go. I was very slow in the head and still am to this day. I have ADD which I will sit there and think everything through before doing it properly. I have very OCDish ways. I have developed habits to get things done but now days its especially hard to do cause I am now disabled but still I get things done. I will always be the last person to get their assignments in at the end of the day when everyone else was playing/ reading which they were supposed to in the classroom. I would always get called “Slow Poke” “Look at the cow still doing her assignments still” in grade school. I would get bullied because of the fact I had to go to special education classes and I was very overweight still am to this day. I struggle with my weight every day. The kids would snicker and say “Look at those idiots going to the idiot class,etc.” I got that all the way through high school.

Middle school was fun fun. Where kids got to experience PE for the first time in locker rooms. I was very afraid of all these girls that made fun of me throughout elementary school. Girls like to bully behind backs and start rumors for the sake of their gossip. Boys just beat the shit out of each other just for the hell of it. But sometimes those lines get switched sometimes where the boys like to gossip and girls beat the shit out of each other for the hell of it.

During PE I would get intentional balls thrown at my head cause I was in my own world dreaming about bands and being an interviewer/ being my weird self as usual. They would do it intentionally cause I was having fun with being myself. I would get lol’d at if I could not do a certain PE activity. When I broke my foot my freshman year during my last year every to take PE. I thank god for that fateful thing to happen to me.

Sports was a very humiliating experience for me. I would see girls whisper to another girl about me about my weight and how I looked. My freshman year was the last time I did volleyball ever as a manager because the bullying got so bad and the coaches good ole boy system was bring back bad memories for me for when I played volleyball in middle school. My schools coaches run by the good ole boy system. I have seen talent ruined because their parents were not fucking rich in my town. So they put the rich kids in that may not have the talent so their reputations as a coach looking fucking awesome. There are good coaches out there but all the coaches in my area can go suck a big one. 😉

In high school I got called a Nark ass bitch because I told on someone for doing a childish act. I felt like an outcast in that high school. I never was liked by an boy. The only date I ever went on was in 7th grade and that was it. He ran away when I was going to kiss him on the cheek. Gave up on men till now. But now I am happy with being single. People think I am lonely but I am really not. People…..

The times my bullying ever got physical was during break times I would get pushed into lockers on my way to and from classes. In PE several times. I got punched on purpose for no reason at all on the bus and in school. Little did they know. They built a monster that was going to one day show these fuckers one day “Look at me now, now look at yourselves. Now what?” But do it the most positive way possible way possible. Guess what you are reading it. The monster they made me into will one day in the near future will be one of the greatest’s rock and roll journalists on this planet.

When I was in high school I got called a disgrace to metal because metal music was the only thing that was helping me cope at the time. People did not realize their fucking glares at me, their backstabs behind my back, their derogatory terms against me were the fucking reason why I turned forever goth in middle school. I still listen to all the music I listened too middle school. I have forgiven all my bullies for what they have done to me but I will never forget.

When I got bullied about my weight I would be called such as fat fuck, tub a wubba, lardass, fatass, jelly belly, fatso with the retardo, etc.

I have been bullied by doctors. Doctors have bullied me about my weight issues and they think I am a drug addict, hypochondriac, or has a sever case of Munchausen’s disorder. Or I caught one writing in my doctor notes and it read “Its all in her head: Here for drugs.” Never been so humiliated in my entire life. These doctors are suppose to be professional and treat their patients equally. I got the shitty stick on their hand when I arrived to receive help with my life long headaches to only get their oh I am tired and need a nap why are you here go away. I also was told by the doctor that diagnosed me with ADD that I will never graduate high school and never amount to anything in life. Well guess what doctor. I owned you both of those. I got my high school diploma and now I have something I AM FUCKING FANTASTIC at is being a journalist and writing. So doctors that have bullied me take your words and shove it.

To all my bullies my bullies. Wait a minute. I have nothing to say to them only to have a nice life. Cause I have nothing I want to ever say to them. Not worth my time. Ever. Period.

Family members have called me a bitch, weirdo, waste of space, etc. Its horrible how family has to treat each other like that. In the metal and rock and roll community family I never been called those terms. Makes me appreciate and love music that much more.

I have promised myself I will never be like them. I will only do whats right for myself. Bullying is never okay. If you see someone get bullied stand up for them. I never stood up against mine. But now days I do stand up for people. People should not be bullied because of their color of their skin, sexual orientation, what band/artist they listen to, what they wear, what their favorite foods are, or being who they are. People should yet instead love each other for who each other are. We are only human. WE need to live. “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone”-Andy Biersack 

Bullying is stupid in the first place. People who bully people need to do something positive with their lives versus picking on people. Its mind blowing the stories I have read about it in the newspapers about kids murdering kids and all this kind of bullshit. The world is going to hell. So stand up if you seeing ANY bullying being made.

Unbroken is the title of this blog article about my personal story about my bullying story. “If we stand together we will be unbroken” Is a powerful sentence one can remember forever. What Black Veil Brides stands for as a band in its message is what my dream team band wanted to be like and its came true. There’s a band out there to stand against this. I know there are several bands out there with similar messages but to have their main focus as to helping kids through bullshit and to have this army to give us a backbone to kick society in the ass is one amazing band in my eyes. BVB will go far in life. I am glad to be on the train with them to see their journeys unfold. BVB is a rarity of the world. I am so glad I gave them a second chance. I never regret once. BVB has changed my life for the better.

If you are getting bullied take Andy Biersack’s “Fuck You, Motherfucker” approach to it and flip them off. ;). Stand up for yourself. Be yourself. YOU are amazing for who YOU are. Always remember “Never Give In, Never Back Down.” cause you can fight this “One final fight fight for this tonight, woah, with Knives and Pens we made our plight.”

BLACK VEIL BRIDES WILL ALWAYS BE OUR UNSUNG HERO’S THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN, THEY HAVE OUR BACKS WHEN NO ONE IS THEIR AT TIMES, THEY MAY THINK THEY ARE NOBODY’S HERO BUT REALLY IN THE END HERO’S COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES BUT OURS COMES IN WARPAINT, BLACK, AND GLAMOROUS.

RISE UP AND CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE

CAUSE

WE SCREAM,

WE SHOUT,

WE ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS……..

NEVER GIVE IN, NEVER BACK DOWN.

IN THE END AS YOU FADE INTO THE NIGHT, WHO WILL TELL THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE

CAUSE “YOU HAVE”

THE LEGACY

BORN FROM A DREAM

ROSE FROM THE STREETS

WITH LEATHER WINGS

WITH HANDS ON DESTINY……………………

CAUSE “IF WE STAND TOGETHER WE ALL WILL BE UNBROKEN.”

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Written By: Mariah L. Hanna

If you steal my words without my twitter handle proper credit in the copyright at the bottom of the page. I will haunt you down. Steal all your potatoes. Issue you a ban slip for potatoes for life. lol. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/9/13

The Amazing BVB/BFMV show: The time of my life.

Home is where the heart is. Right. Well last night I felt at “Home” for the first time in a long time. In a room full of my peers, people that were like minded like me, people who are as Andy said “Freaks” in the whole room, people with commonalities, people who enjoy similar interest with yourself, and people who enjoy the same things as you do.  The list may go on forever but you as the reader get the story.

I would like to mention the fact that any part of me as a BVB hater is gone. Its now filled with love and admiration of a band I once hated. I agree hating this band was a totally shame for me to do. But on that fateful day back in January 27th the best thing a hater could ever do is converting. That’s what I did. I fell in love with their music for their message and what they stand for as a band in this fucked up world. They give me hope knowing that they truly care about their fans and they are so active with their fan base. What sold me to convert while I did some major research about BVB back in January is the fact that their songs intertwine with the dredgers of everyday life. I cried so hard reading the positive dark lyrics from all their recent and old songs. Everything I have negatively read about them was WRONG. I love the fact that they don’t take shit from anyone. The famous quote from Andy now in vest form “Fuck You Motherfucker” is very imminent.

So here I am talking about converting. Some people do convert. Change is a good and positive thing in peoples lives. BVB has forever changed mine. I know what I want to do for the rest of my life career wise because of them. They have pulled this side of me I never KNEW I had. I never knew I had a knack for words. I knew I had a knack for the lovely art of words but never had I thought to become a journalist. This is like my wildest dream come true. So all the worlds “Thank You” cards in the world can’t tell BVB thank you enough. Thank you BVB for coming into my life and making everything fabulous.

Now its time to talk about the amazing concert. SO many things happened their. Many funny, weird, WTF, Heart-touching moments, and awesome moments. Lets get started shall we.

Yesterday started as any normal day for me. Little did I know my life was going to change that night forever. My mom and I drove from my home from Orofino, Idaho to Spokane, WA which is a 2-3 hour drive on max. It was so worth it. My mom and I had to make pit stops along the way. We left early. Got to Spokane fine. Visited my grandma for an hour that lives in Spokane I don’t see her that much. Left early from her place to get to the venue to get a parking spot and pay for parking which was worth it. My mom and I walked into the wrong part of the building of the Knitting Factory almost saw a film. Talking about hilarious. We got directed to the RIGHT building. Shit happens. Go through the line at the concert okay. My mom was having a bit of a cultural shock cause of all the phenomenally dressed BVB army. I would like to say the effort that they put into their looks was perfect. With my extensive education on BVB I knew what everyone’s face painted were all from what BVB Era whether it be from We Stitch These Wounds Era, Set This World on Fire Era, and Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones Era. Congrats to all those who dressed so amazingly. YOU all did a perfect job.

BVB puts on amazing live performances. Their efforts towards everything they do is such a NEED in all things rock and roll. I agree with Alice Cooper and what he said about rock and roll being anemic. We NEED bands like Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, Throw The Fight, and Stars in The Stereo, etc to pump the iron in the veins of rock and roll to make it lively again.

BVB I am so fucking proud of you all. YOU really showed them haters what was up last night. Andy you pile drived them even before they had the chance to even flip you all off. HAHA. Way to get to the bull before grabbing its horns. I love your speech about the haters not listening to your music and not having any generalized evidence to back up their claims of their hate. YOU sir have got my full support and love to back your band. I love BVB. I also love your speech about us fans being ourselves and never let some motherfucker take control us plus live our dreams sort of speak. They fact you told us all that BVB loved us. Made me cry so hard. I felt so at home last night. BVB you made my whole life.

PSSTTT Andy with your speech against the haters you shut up three 1986’s haters in the back where I was. They were crossing the arms as you always tell it. I got to experience it. I was like the fuck. It really happened. They didn’t look happy. They look like grumpy cat. LOL Good for you Andy you shut them up before they even got to you and flipped you off. GO ANDY!

CC did his famous CC drum dance last night. I nearly died of laughter. It was epic. He banged the hell out of his drumset during their entire performance.

Jake and Jinxx played the hell out of their guitar’s. Their musical chemistry is banana potato nuts I will tell you. Plus they sang really well too during the gang vocals.

Ashley is a magnificent bass player. He sang really well in his headset.

Andy sang with perfect vocalization. His deep voice compliments his singing abilities. I am really pleased with his and his bands performance abilities. I am just wowed by them. I hope many people become fans of them and many of them infamous haters wake up, smell the coffee, and become fans of them cause they are incredible.

BFMV blew my mind as well. I have been a fan of their for nearly a decade. I started liking BFMV music back in 2005 in my Junior High years. I was referred to them through by Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold. So seeing them for the first time last night was “Bittersweet Memories” when they played all their hits and their new music ranging from ‘P.O.W’, ‘Tears Don’t Fall” which was the last song the crowd chanted for it and we GOT what we chanted for, “Temper,Temper” to “Your Betrayal” which is fucking awesome live, EVERYTHING was epic live. I died and went to heaven 666 times 😉 In reference to BVB playing a cover of “Fiend Club”by the Misfits. I was shocked when BVB played “Perfect Weapon” off of their first CD We Stitch These Wounds. I cherished that moment. Everything BVB played from “Shadows Die”, “Nobody’s Hero”, “Wretched and Divine”, “Perfect Weapon”, “In The End”, and “Fallen Angels”. Everything they played was perfect and well done.

The openers were fantastic too. Throw the Fight and Stars in Stereo did a fantastic job. Congrats to them for doing such a swell job. The lead singer of Throw The Fight really touched me. I would like to say Stay Strong and congrats to him for kicking cancers ass. I may not have cancer but I do have a life threatening disease and also a rare disease also. Keep kicking ass. Plus his shout out to the troops had me tear up cause the recent revelation of my deceased friend/classmate who served in the Air Force. She unfortunately took her life while serving cause the military life was too much for her to handle. So thank you to the lead singer of Throw the Fight for doing so.

I also talked with fellow BVB army members. It was amazing to do so. I cherished the conversations I had with them. One made a homemade “Rebels” vest for 3 dollars. It was amazingly done that I know BVB would be so proud of her in her vest.

Now its time for the get out the tissues section part of my article. I love these two people with all my heart. They were in the disabled section of the venue at the Knitting Factory. One man in his late forties or early fifties was permanently disabled in his move around electric wheelchair. I talked with him a bit. I probably made his day cause I told him he was amazing and to stay strong. He could talk but I barely could not understand what he was saying but I have worked with these type of people before and so I knew how to properly conversate with them. He was having the time of his life which made my whole life that much sweeter. If that does not take the cake there was a 15 year old girl who had a rare disorder that makes her wheelchair bound. Her and I may not have the same rare disorders but the commonality of her and I having rare disease together made me cry inside. I AM HOME. I screamed that in my head. She was such a lovely girl. My mom and I had a lovely short conversation with her dad and her. She is such a strong girl. I wish her the best in life, stay strong, and that she is not alone. Me and her hugged twice. After meeting her and the sweet man. I already was emotional now I am double emotional. These two people are two amazing walks of life. I commend her father unlike my mom for taking me to the show for also taking her to the concert last night as well and letting her live her life outside the disability like I was that night. To anyone who has disability and listens to like minded music. Keep fighting the fight. Stay strong and positive. Keep your head up High. As BVB aptly puts it “Never give in, Never back down.” Yes, “YOU’re all amazing.”

Now its time to talk about the funny and WTF moments. I seen someone dressed up as a psychedelic manitar and an uncle keeping an eye on his niece and her friends with a wig on drunk as hell. Don’t worry he was not gonna drive them home. They were going to walk home because their home was a walking distance away from the venue. Which relieved me. He told my mom and I that he was their to “Fuck their plans up and torture them.” The WTF moment was when this chick with a see through shirt on did not have a bra on underneath. I am all for class and dressing decent to rock shows. Which all of you girls dressed appropriately except that one older lady. The hell. lol. But Jesus ladies put bras on when you go to shows. Even though the world love’s boobies. Even if you are one of those ladies that like’s to give the band their bras. Which in my eye’s to each their own on this one. I do not do cause of my own views but if another person want’s to do do it out of admiration for the band. So be it. This has been done for years in rock and roll where ladies have thrown their panties or bras up on the stage as an incentive to the band. I watch to many documentaries on Vh1 classic about this sort of thing about rock and roll in 80’s. Haha. So ladies if you are old enough to throw your bra up on the stage please bring a “Gag Bra” that’s the one you throw and keep the one you have on, ON. Please and thank you. Cause I saw little “Black Veil Brides Army Members in training” their. Yes their was kiddies their. Just a little thought to all you older ladies. Keep it classy ladies.

I also want to THANK ALL of the people of their hygienic odors last night. THAT was the first ever concert I went to without smelling BO but I did smell some drive by shootings aka walk by farts. EW. Thank all your parents for raising you all well for having good hygiene values.

I did not get to meet any bands. But I did get to meet Jesse Lee, BVB’s merch dude. He was a kind, sweet, and awesome guy. I gave him my “BVB Former Hater Surrender Slip” to him to give to BVB. Which I fangirled so hard for hours on end. Still am right now. BVB deserved that so much. I love them very much. They get so much hate and to have a “BVB Former Hater Surrender Slip” is quite nerve racking to tell you. I also baptized myself with water after BVB’s set to symbolize that I am no longer a hater but a fan of a beautiful band with such a beautiful message.

I vow to never hate them ever again. I also shamed myself there at the show with the sign. HAHA. I had the guts to do it and I raised the sign and waved it in surrender. Best feeling in my life. It was so great to know that the band that gets so much hate has one of their former haters surrendering at one of their shows. Ain’t that neat. I was the one that did that. I will never forget that show. NEVER. I plan on going to more BVB shows in the future. Plus BFMV in the future as well.

The intro to BVB’s set had feels up the ying yang. I can’t tell you how nerve racking it is. Once the lights went out. I said oh fuck here we go. My stomach was in knots plus not feeling well because of my health conditions but I braved the storm anyway and went to the concert. Instead of drinking soda I drank tons of water. Water is good kids. Keeps yeah hydrated. Plus the bands were drinking their water too. Positive output of all the bands live performances. Plus they drank monster instead of alcohol on stage. I knew they were keeping that for after the show. Bands that do that in front of young crowds like that not only win approval ratings in my eyes but positive feedback from the parents as well. THANK you bands for doing that. That was a cool “Sober” observation I saw.

To wrap up this huge article. I am glad knowing that I have buried the BVB former hater I was forever. BVB deserves me as a fan. I am glad I woke up and smelled the coffee sooner rather than later. As one of my BVB friends told me before I went to the show. BVB makes YOUR dreams come true. That for the fact is true in every form. They have directed me in the right path in my life. So all in all have fun with your lives. Life is too short to HATE all the time. Always try something new. Befriend a new buddy who is lonely. Treat others with love, respect, and dignity. Have some potatoes(They kick heart disease right in the ass). Enjoy your life people have it much worse than you in the world. Have a laugh. Blast your music really loud. Follow your dreams. Be yourself. Last but not least don’t forget to tell someone you love, you love them.

BFMV did a phenomenal job performing live I have no words to say about it. It was that phenomenal. 

But BVB playing live in front on me. Was the cherry on top of the banana sundae. Absolutely amazing live. No words can tell you the reader reading this on your computer or on  your mobile device somewhere in the world how beautiful and powerful BVB is live.

I wish these guys nothing but the best in their lives and musical endeavours. They all mean the world to me and to every fan they have touched and helped throughout the world. Music is the key to everything in life. Everything beautiful and natural in life.

So glad I went. I have memories to last a lifetime. So excited to see what my future brings and what it entails. So happy for everything in my life.

I love you all in the BVB army. YOU all mean the world too me. Thank you for being in it now.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES WILL DOMINATE THIS EARTH….BECAUSE..WE SCREAM…WE SHOUT…BECAUSE WE ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS….. BECAUSE…..IN THE END….. WE ARE LEGION….FOR WE ARE MANY…NEVER GIVE IN..NEVER BACK DOWN

PS Knitting Factory why the fuck does your venue with your vents  certain area’s smell like Subway sandwiches. YOU made me extremely hungry for subway. Shame on you for not having Subway for all of us.

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Written by: Mariah L. Hanna

Journalists note: These are my thoughts and words that went on during the BVB/BFMV show that was in Spokane, WA at the Knitting Factory. You may use my words but please use my twitter handle as accreditation if using my words on your own blog. If you don’t. I will track you down. Steal all of the potato made products in your home and give you a ban slip from ever purchasing potato made products ever again. 😉

Copyright @PotatoBVBQueen 10/4/13