30 April 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Blog Post: Gerard Way  
Living On The Railways...
Saturday April 30, 2011 | Posted by: Gerard

I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was "subversion" not "propaganda", because I don't know what it would be considered propaganda for- truth? sentiment?
And I can't tell what he's angrier about- the fact that it's how I feel about the persistent sterilization of our culture or the fact that it's on network television for everyone to hear.
And railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the internet?
I'm actually shocked that no actual fact-checking was done on the lyrics. I mean Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent-
oh wait-

To quote the man himself- "You don't have to live by the standards that society has set,"

I couldn't agree more.

PS- drawing is a depiction of an actual situation involving children, indeed "living on the railways" with one Jimmy "Backscratch Pete" Mulrooney, of Kansas City.

Drawing behind the cut )
29 April 2011 @ 10:22 am
My Chemical Romance's 'Sing' Is 'Propaganda,' Glenn Beck Says  
Fox News pundit singled out the song, performed on 'Glee' in February, during his broadcast Thursday.
by James Montgomery

Having apparently run out of things to terrify your parents (and your aunt in Arizona) with, conservative radio host/Fox News pundit Glenn Beck is now turning his attention to My Chemical Romance and their song "Sing," which he describes as "propaganda."

During Thursday's broadcast of his self-titled daily Fox News show, Beck — who in the past has vilified everyone from Barack Obama to "reform rabbis" — launched into an attack that was, at first, about the content of the TV show "Glee" (which he admitted he watched in "stunned horror and admiring awe"), but then quickly segued into a dissection of "Sing's" lyrics, which Beck read aloud with fervent terror.

"Pay attention to the lyrics," he cautioned. "This is propaganda ... it's an anthem saying 'Join us.' How can you and I possibly win against that?"

Beck was bringing up "Sing's" lyrics (which he attributed to "Chemical Romance") because, as he warned his viewers, our children "are not tethered to anything" and parents "have to be über vigilant" about the shows they watch, since "our whole culture right now is set up for you and the values you grew up on to lose."

"You don't have to live by the standards that society has set," he said. "You know what is right."

"Sing" was performed on an episode of "Glee" back in February, and My Chemical Romance has since reissued the song to raise money for the Red Cross' ongoing disaster relief efforts in Japan, in part because, as they told MTV News last week, they noticed their fans had begun using the lyrics to send messages of hope to the nation.

"We talked about something that we could do, and at first we were thinking about writing a new song to raise money for charity," MCR guitarist Ray Toro said. "And on Twitter, something we had seen was #SINGitforjapan, and it was kids starting this Twitter feed, writing messages of hope. And that really inspired us, and we just set to work, and after a couple weeks, we were able to pull this thing together."

A spokesperson for the band did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on Beck's statements, but in a tweet Thursday, Toro wrote simply, "Mission accomplished," and included a link to Beck's segment on the song. Guitarist Frank Iero was less polite, tweeting, "Yay! F--- that dude's face with Obama's birth certificate."

28 April 2011 @ 05:40 pm
Glenn Beck calls My Chemical Romance lyrics “propaganda”  
by Tim Karan

In today's edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck broadcast, conservative host Beck cites an episode of Glee in which the cast perform "Sing" by My Chemical Romance. Beck calls the show "horrific" and says that the MCR lyrics are propaganda.

The lyrics in question: "Cleaned up corporation progress dying in the process / children that can talk about it living on the railways / people moving sideways / sell it till your last days / buy yourself the motivation / generation nothing / nothing but a dead scene / product of a white dream."

Check out the clip from Beck's show below and let us know if you agree or disagree.

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15 May 2010 @ 12:22 pm
Twitter Post  
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09 December 2009 @ 09:02 am
What’s Wrong With Music?  
Call me crazy, but I think music has gotten super strange in some areas. Back in the day, it used to be about how often your band toured and how good your songs were, not how many hits you have on YouTube.

Allow me to break down the biggest problems facing music today.

5. Fashion
Unless your name is David Bowie, I could care less about what you or your band is wearing. OK, I’ll give some credit to Devo as well, but this six-costume-changes-per-show shit is weak. Don’t even get me started on all those kids who saw some My Chemical Romance video and decided it was time for a ridiculous hairdo, a pierced lip and pants so tight they make you pray you don’t drop anything.

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