Sunday, February 22, 2009

So yesterday the Begin Transmission winners (and their entourages) came to the studio and sang on our new album.
It was great, everyone was so sweet and brought us gifts and were just all around good eggs.
I would post pictures but there were plenty of pictures and videos being taken so I think that's covered.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in Begin Transmission, watching your videos was so heartwarming and inspiring.
To see we have such great fans really makes it all worthwhile.

76 comments:

Gee!! said...

Oh!Very interesting to hear the result on your new album!!))Jade, put all the pictures;))))We were not there, and want to feel the atmosphere at least through the photos:)

camilla said...

So glad to hear you guys had a good time!! It looked like it from the pictures they posted on Twitter! :)

Can't wait to hear the new stuff, so exciting!

<3

Haras said...

I'm so excited to see whatever videos were made during this. It sounds like everyone had an awesome time.

And thankkk you so much for doing this contest. I'm really glad I participated, even if I didn't win. Sitting back and seeing everything unfold is good enough for me.

MT said...

Awww, that's really sweet. :)

Kendrall said...

good eggs... haha nice
are you oing to watch the oscars?
HEATH LEGER FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR!!!! <3
bye! <3

Jo Emmaljunga said...

Aww..<3

That's sweet.
But there's no such thing as too many photos or videos!!

MamaDebs said...

We are great fans because you are a great group of guys doing things like the contest and the meet-and-greets. Looking forward to the new music and the tour.

Alan G Stra said...

Hiii Jade!
mmmm hope you really read this comment
Anyway its nice to hear about the BT thing and everything, but I have a really big question to you!

mmm.. What software or program do you use to make mixes and electronic stuff?

I want to experiment a little while with electronic music..hehe

Cheers!
and if you answer! GOD I love you..
I said God...not you...dont get excited! =) just kidding

See ya!

Stra!

Boo Baby Doll said...

Glad you all had such fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was great...you mean it was great right?(sorry to be the spelling nazi but I thought the statement was rather funny) All-around good eggs. I love that. It looks like everyone had a great time! I would have made a video if I had found out in time. Oh, darn. But I was excited enough just watching the pics show up. I hate to admit it, but I was absolutely glued to AFI's twitter yesterday. Beyond thrilled to hear the new music,
-<3Sarah

Chexo Ramírez said...

Sounds like fun, Jade. Even though I must insist that we are all impatient for the new releases.

Well, couldn't upload a video for lack of a camera, but anyways I love you all guys. Know that you have a at least one fan here in Honduras.

Laura said...

LOL Jade 'I was great' did you mean 'it?' x] You are great though, whichever you meant. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics and stuff!
Thanks for everything x

Rather Red said...

It was an awesome experience, Jade! Thanks so much for bringing my brother and my mom over here to LA :) Can't wait for the album!

Anna said...

OMG! I'm first post! YAY! Hope Jade reads this...

Hope the peeps who got selected sang well! Can't wait to hear it all... No sneak peeks? ;) Lol...
Dude, you just continue to amaze me with your awesomeness. Seriously. You rock my world on a daily basis. PLEASE, post if/when you're going on tour ASAP! If there's a leg in Down Under, I'll be there.

Keep strumming the heart strings, Jade
Anna

ThisSideUp said...

Post pictures anyway (please)! That must have been so much fun for everyone involved. I would be jealous, except my singing skills are so poor I kill everyone within a ten-kilometer radius when I do it.

If a person catches the "6 to 8" reference, do they get a cookie?

Anonymous said...

Wonder what flash fla means...

angelic_cries said...

I'm bummed I didn't get to share the experience but I cannot wait for the new album! =]

Emme said...

Hi 5!!! for Transmission winners bonding wit you guys. I say post some pics

I. Am. So.Effin. Jealous...**sigh**

On that note I had a dream last night that we were playN chess N i so beat Ur azz :]

Jude said...

So I'm guessing you are feeling better? Glad it was fun..... maybe next time I'll be able to come too.

Steph said...

I hope everyone had a ridiculous amount of fun :]

Glass Spider Webs said...

http://www.aficrashlove.blogspot.com/

Pictures slash everything entertaining.


=] I am glad everyone was a good egg.

Naci said...

You should post pictures. Aw man i wish i was on begin transmition i almost cried when i saw the winners blogs saying how much fun they had.

Lardar said...

omgosh you have the flu? feel better ;( i made you a get well card but i dont think you can see it from california. im in north carolina so for it to be seen even by satellite id have to make it a bit bigger...

Pasta said...

when will the videos be posted?

Cecilia said...

It makes me happy that for the most part, you still seem pretty genuine. You have to know that it means to the world to us.

~Sweet Caroline~ said...

all I have to say is "awww"

Anonymous said...

yaaay good for them!

now when is it coming?

Pinkii said...

I can't wait for the nuu album!!!
x ]
Do you know when it's coming out??

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!

Kørrlej said...

D-awwww. I'd say thanks but I didn't make one because it would have been pointless and thus annoying

ET Scene said...

I wanted to be in the transmission thing =( Stupid camera-less-ness. But if I were there, you'd pick my chick-friend. Her voice is pretty =) I'm just her brains.

havokisthecure said...

ur welcome jade :) it is a plessure to US to have such a GREAT BAND to follow and admire...

KISSES.

Silly Girls Win said...

ahhh! I'm so jealous. I really wish I could have gone, man. But its really my fault I didn't enter. I'M SUCH A PROCRASTINATOR.

Oh! Hey! Did I ever tell you my middle name is Jane?

lol idk.

Have you seen the new Friday The 13? I saw it a little while ago. It wasn't too bad, really.

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Phantom Lady said...

That's awesome! I'm not jealous at all. Really.

Karlye said...

You know it was really awesome seeing it all go down bit by bit via Twitter with those pictures. It looks like it was a ton of fun! I'm curious to see what else is going to happen with this Begin Transmission business. And with everyone who heard those two songs, I can't wait for this new record either.

Well you should also know that to have such a great band to be a fan of makes it all worth while too Jade. <3<3<3

Derek said...

Thanks Jade, And you sir are our's inspiration. We appreciate everything you do. Hey, a little idea. You think you could ever do a blog for us guitar folks on some ideas you have been working with. Maybe past album amp setups and guitar used. You know just some random information us guitar peeps would like.

Thanks man,

-Derek

EmeraldMuerte said...

Thank you AFI for doing this for your fans, we definitely appreciate you! It's nice to see that you guys truly care about your fans, because so many people in the music industry take their fans for granted. Thank you for giving us all a fire inside! (:


Hope the album's going well <3

Larissa said...

Aww Jade =) You rock.
Can't wait for the new album
Love u =)

kirstie said...

I'm glad you all had fun :D

(in a jealous sort of way)

<3

My-le and Jasmin. said...

I'm glad they weren't bad eggs <3

Iamblackbunny said...

Awwwwww Jade you're so sweet ! We love you guys ! =)

ChanxWinter said...

you guys are such great musicians and such great people that its impossible to imagine you not drawing cool fans :]

xsweetcalamityx said...

Seeing those pictures really made me feel all happy inside. The BT winners definitely deserved it :)
Best of luck on the new album!! <3

Phantom Lady said...

OOH!!!! I know what 'Flash Fla-' means!
Flash Flan! Davey was sharing a recipe for the tasty custard desert, vegan style.

Flash Flab...Flash Flap..Flash Flag...Flash Flank...Flash Flannel...

MJ said...

Aha, yes! It seems everyone had a good time. I'm glad.

P.S. You weren't lookin' at the camera in the group photo!

http://twitpic.com/1ma6a

What were you lookin' at, anyway?

SANE said...

i wish i could have entered, syupid living in australia. oh well i look forward to hearing your new album, you are all wonderful for giving us the opertunity to join you in creating it.
much love xoxo

lezah said...

Pictures from you or it didn't happen! :P

It all sounds so fun and awesome. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

<3

Stix said...

=]

Anja said...

I saw the pictures and videos of people who won. They are all super nice and they all deserved it, being the awesome fans that they are.
I wasn't able to participate in this contest because I don't live in the USA (and I can't really sing, but that's not important) so I haven't made a video and now I'm sorry that I didn't.
So I want you to know that I love you all so much and respect you as musicians and as people. You inspire me and keep me going. Thank you.
I hope you read this, and include Europian fans in contest in the future, too. But if not, that's okay, as long as you make great music.
XO-Anja

Kayleigh Puget said...

You had to break my heart again.

Thanks Jade :(

helen099 said...

saw all the twitpics. it looked like everyone stood around fairly nervously. i'm sure you had more fun in real life. ☺

if you have any pics of people enjoying themselves or of the gifts you received, please post.

is your flu all better?

luv ya. ♥♥

StefanieEbling said...

That sounds like alot of fun!! Please put at least some of the pictures...those who were not present(like Myself) would probably enjoy looking at them.

Sally said...

(Hope you have time to read all that)
Awww. You´re so cute.
I really wish I live in US and had a chance to make a video. But may be next time. Glad to hear about the new album and the winners, and glad to hear that you all guys did have fun! :)

I had a wierd dream, that I was on a AFI concert and you Jade was playing guitar beside me, and I was in the audience, so you take my hand and we was going up on the stage and then Davey take my hand and said: "Sing with me!" And I did. It was "Endlessly, She said" we was singing and every time after that Davey was singing "She Said" he gave me the microphone and I said "Endlessly". Haha it was fun and after I came to back stage and talked to you guys :)

I don´t remember more of that wonderful "concert". Haha.

Take care Jade. <3

Sally, Sweden

Anonymous said...

:) Yay! but of course, you already KNEW we were great fans! ;) lols ♥♥

Midnight X Angel said...

We want pix's,please!!!!!*Big Smile*I would love to see them.God I so wish I was there!!!Love to AFI and Smith!!!

bloodstainxx said...

Cute!
Common Jade, you have to put up some of the pictures..!

Drea said...

Awwww!!!
I love you guys mhmm :]

Emme Rawrs said...

I liked it better when it said "I was great," because you always are, Mr. Puget.

Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho.

Desi =D said...

Jade!! you are the cutest man i ever almost-met... because i havent got the pleasure to meet you in person... yet :)
please! put some of the pictures!! hahaha raine´s video was very funny
im dying to hear the new album!!! >< i know it is gonna be veeeeeery cool!!

if you read this... i would be very glad that you know that i exist!!!

ps. you can make me the happiest girl alive if you post something on my metroflog!! if you want... just say "hello :)"


www.metroflog.com/ManSoNeRa_AFIist

please!!!!

ps. 2... I have to inform you that YOU are my husband even if we havent even met before :D

Crimson Butterfly said...

thats pretty cool,i wish that i could of done it but my family doesnt even want me to do it nor have anything to do with afi which sucks.......:(

Tess M said...

I was seriously considering making a Begin Transmission video, but then I remembered that I'm, what's the word? Musically-inept. xD So if I won I'd probably just give you and the rest of poor AFI headaches if I tried singing.

Anyway, congratulations to the winners, if they are reading this. And Jade, post a couple pictures soon (if you can). *poofs*

Phantom Lady said...

....Flash Flamingo...Flash Flabbergasted...Flash Flambe!...Flash Flapjack...Flash Flamberge...Flash Flack...Flash Fladeboe...Flash Flail...Flash Flakes...Flash Flamingo...

ever seen Forrest Gump, Jade? This can go on foreverrrrr...lol.

Racquel Valencia said...

I'm sure that fans make you warm and fuzzy et cetera, but the money probably doesn't hurt.

mis-it said...

Hey Jade,

I have really enjoyed reading your blogs. I really want to say Thanks for caring about the fans the way you do. AFI is awesome. I can't wait til Crash Love comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chaoskitten said...

aww... you're SO sweet Jade! :)

xxxkatexxxrock said...

I haven't been here for a long time...I love your blog!
...the picture of a girl is amazing
...I would like to paly basketball with you
...I can't imagine to be in studio with you :D
...the new album going to be great!

Jill said...

Does this mean that the new album is making lots of progress? I totally can't wait! I couldn't participate in Begin Transmission, unfortunately, as much as I would have loved to. Glad to hear it went well, and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE post pics!

p.s. Can we maybe get a little sneak peak on the new album? Pleaaaaase? I've been dying to hear something from it ever since you said you were done writing it.

Gracie said...

thanks for at least posting the pictures on twitter!! :D glad you had a good time :D cant wait for the new album!! :D

'Un'Broken said...

:D
come on jade.
there's no SUCH THING as too many. just not enough, and judging by how many are on your page... that's not enough... don't make me get me to call your people!!
haha jk.
ILY.
--jelleh.

MJ said...

I'm going to go ahead and say right away that this comment has absolutely nothing to do with this blog entry. Sorry to disappoint you. Besides, I think I've already commented. Maybe not, though. Hm.

Anyway, I saw you answering questions on the DF, and I would ask you this on there if I knew that you weren't going to disappear for a year, then pop up out of nowhere with a spontaneous need to answer questions, but what does "zing!" mean? I kind of stared blankly at the word for a while, moved on, read another question, saw "zing!" again, and stared blankly for a bit. I would ask the dictionary or urban dictionary, but somehow, I have a feeling it's either not in there, or you use the word differently. I also realize that there's little chance that you'll actually answer this question. But I do know you read them. Maybe if we meet when AFI tours, I'll ask you then. So unless this is answered now, I'll see you in Vancouver. I'll bring bring the tea, you bring the crackers. Deal?

Karlye said...

So... this question I'm about to ask has nothing to do with the above blog post, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

Jade, people look up to you as a hero. Why do you think that is? What qualities (serious and not so serious) do you posess that possibly make it that way?

I'd appreciate a response, but I'm not expecting anything. Thanks for reading. <3

Anonymous said...

hm. i have an idea!! >D
you should have an faq section.

Charlene said...

damn ... i never made a video cuz i dont have a video camera ... that really sucks ... but its so great that you guys took the time out to do something like this for the fans ... really inspiring ...

Anonymous said...

Hey! You should do another Q and A post on your blog when you have the time.
-<3 Sarah

Melsy said...

damn i wish i could of entered jealous but oh well i will still buy the album and hopefully u and the afi boys will come back to perth in australia and do a show