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Washed Up Emo Podcast - Episode 25 - Chris Conley (Saves the Day)
Saves the Day, at it since 1997, has had their share of ups and downs but through it all they struck a chord with fans and still do to this day. I had the pleasure of having Saves the Day be my one and only band I ever booked. Sold out pizza restaurant in the middle of North Carolina after only booking one boysetsfire show. Take that Facebook Events. Also, vivid memories of worn out cassette tapes of “Can’t Slow Down” and “Through Being Cool” that are still so near and dear to my heart. Chris was gracious enough to sit down with WashedUpEmo.com prior to their latest headlining tour in support of the new self-titled album. We spoke about Saves the Day’s first show, the term “Emo Rock Stars,” meanings behind the song “Shoulder to The Wheel,” who designed one of their classic album covers and Chris’ favorite Sean McGrath memory. Listening back, it’s great to see how happy Chris is at this point in his life and how much he is enjoying the ride. I couldn’t be happier, I hope you are too after listening to this one. Enjoy.
http://www.washedupemo.com/2013/10/episode-25-chris-conley-saves-day.html

listened to this interview this morning. I know it’s cheesy to say, but honestly to connect with those memories, with those songs after all these years is something I hope to never lose. I wish I could talk about these obsessions of mine (especially music and comedy and work) more often in a public forum. like a podcast. 
Chris Conley, thank you for this.

washedupemo:

Washed Up Emo Podcast - Episode 25 - Chris Conley (Saves the Day)

Saves the Day, at it since 1997, has had their share of ups and downs but through it all they struck a chord with fans and still do to this day. I had the pleasure of having Saves the Day be my one and only band I ever booked. Sold out pizza restaurant in the middle of North Carolina after only booking one boysetsfire show. Take that Facebook Events. Also, vivid memories of worn out cassette tapes of “Can’t Slow Down” and “Through Being Cool” that are still so near and dear to my heart. Chris was gracious enough to sit down with WashedUpEmo.com prior to their latest headlining tour in support of the new self-titled album. We spoke about Saves the Day’s first show, the term “Emo Rock Stars,” meanings behind the song “Shoulder to The Wheel,” who designed one of their classic album covers and Chris’ favorite Sean McGrath memory. Listening back, it’s great to see how happy Chris is at this point in his life and how much he is enjoying the ride. I couldn’t be happier, I hope you are too after listening to this one. Enjoy.

http://www.washedupemo.com/2013/10/episode-25-chris-conley-saves-day.html

listened to this interview this morning. I know it’s cheesy to say, but honestly to connect with those memories, with those songs after all these years is something I hope to never lose. I wish I could talk about these obsessions of mine (especially music and comedy and work) more often in a public forum. like a podcast. 

Chris Conley, thank you for this.

hey so I saw New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio last night and here are a few thoughts:

  • boy am I that old curmudgeon who just wants to stand in the back with a cup of water without any bros moshing into me while I watch a band perform. everyone GIVE ME ROOM TO SEE THE STAGE.
  • hey Jordan, it’s cool to not jump around on stage like a maniac for 5 seconds so you can sing a one full line without losing breath or your voice. I know we all know every word and we will sing with you all night but it doesn’t mean that you can just NOT sing the entire time, ya gotta pace yourself dude. I love you but if I’m gonna pay $40 to see you perform now for over 10 years, ya gotta give a little
  • Chad, please stop talking so much. just… we know, you love your fans. but stop telling us how to enjoy the show. just play and let us have our fun. we’re a good, devoted crowd. it’ll be fine if you don’t yell at us to clap every song through
  • I still will only keep going to shows to see bands from the early ’00s, I don’t care, I love it
  • I am not that girlfriend to wrap arms around my waist. get off of me and let me rock out with space. I told the boof this rule when we started going out, and I am glad he follows it. all ya’ll other couples, gross. 
  • no one should be allowed to drink at shows. you’re all the worst when you’ve got beer in your hands.
  • I find it funny and surprising that us 30 year old-ish folks are more polite at shows. instead of shoving by and standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, we now say “excuse me, so sorry, can I get through?” and use manners
  • I only know Alkaline Trio through many ex musician boyfriends. how… sad
  • I get why Alkaline Trio is so popular now. they just sing about hating themselves and what teenager doesn’t go through that phase of feeling like a fuck up so much that they wanna die? I get it you guys. I feel you.
  • Matt Skiba is quite cute! but doesn’t he have drugs and alcohol problems? eek.
  • too old to buy merch anymore. those days are gone.