Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here's a few pictures from our shows Down Undah. Jim from Jimmy Eat World took the bottom 3 on his iPhone. If you've ever tried to take a picture on an iPhone you'll know it's quite an achievement capturing the guitar-throwing one.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Greetings from tropical Brisbane, Australia.
What a climate shock, we flew from snowy, winter-gripped Tokyo to humid and hot Australia. Winter to summer in 9 hours. My hair doesn't know how to act.
Basically all the bands on this festival are staying at the same hotel. I walked across the street to Starbucks, saw Davey and Adam eating with Dave Navarro from Jane's Addiction, and while drinking my coffee I ran into Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World.
The bands sort of took over this block.
Japan was great, seriously the best shows I think we've ever had there, so arigato gozaimasu for that.
Looking forward to these Aussie shows, last time we were here was fantastic and fabulous, let's do it like that again.

Now, as to the guitars, I said I would put them up but then a couple of people on here called into question my selling of them, implying that I was trying to make a buck off of AFI fans.

Let me just say: that's some unequivocal bullshit, pardon my francais. If there's one thing I've never done in this life, it's take advantage of the fans that are the reason I make music.

The reason I posted them on here is because if someone other than me is going to own one of my guitars, I want it to be someone who appreciates AFI music, who loves the music that those guitars were used to create, that would value them as something other than a Les Paul that you could buy down at Guitar Center.
I don't feel I need to explain myself, but I just did anyway.
Anyway, for those that were interested in them, I didn't want to leave you hanging. I don't need to sell those guitars, I can just as easily keep them, I still haven't decided if I'll sell or not. If I do, of course a suitable charity will be involved, that goes without saying.

And now, on to another unrelated note, I noticed that a leak of a new Blaqk Audio song is floating around, I believe it was recorded off the radio. Glad to see some new BA material got out there, albeit in poorly ripped form. Hope you like it. Bit of trivia, I wrote that piano part on the piano that was used to record "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue. I think all posts are better if I end them talking about the Crue.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

For my second ever eBay sale, I think I'm going to do my first ever guitar sale.
I have a couple of beauties in mind:

I played the Goldtop on Crash Love and the White Studio on Decemberunderground.

I hate to see them go but I have to make room for new ones!
I'll post the links tomorrow or the next day.

p.s. I was going to sell that killer square of brown carpet but I think I'm gonna have to hang on to that. Sorry.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Boy, I'm slippin, I should have been the first to post this but here's our new video for Beautiful Thieves, if you haven't seen it yet.
We shot it at this insane Greek Revival mansion in the middle of nowhere. It's owned by a strange sort of recluse woman and her various animals. Nick 13 came to hang out and I have a picture of him petting a horse.

By the way, I just wanted to say that this last leg of touring, Petaluma to Las Vegas, was stellar. You guys really brought the love and made it great for us. Thank you.