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    Syke! Life Is Awesome!

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    To Leave Or Die In Long Island

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    Bomb The Music Industry!

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Bomb the Music Industry! - Syke! Life is AWESOME!

‘Cause if I wasn’t a fat kid in high school, I would have never listened to punk rock.
And if I knew how to throw a football, I would have never played any music.
And if never got my heart broken, I would sing “blah blah fucking nothing.”
And if you didn’t fuck my ex-girlfriend, I would still owe you three-thousand dollars.
And if I never lived in that van I wouldn’t have met Chris or Steve or James, Alex or Middagh.
And if I never worked in a basement I would have never quit my job.
And if I had a big emo band or dropped out of college, I would have never met you, man.

Never Get Tired: The Bomb the Music Industry! Story

Bomb the Music Industry! was the soundtrack to my adolescence and some of the most memorable times of my life up to this point were either at a BTMI show, while singing a BTMI song drunk with my best friends, or with BTMI playing in the background. Music scenes have always been kinda dumb to me because as closely knit as some of them were, they always sort of perpetuated stereotypes and fashion trends and if you weren’t with ‘em you were against ‘em and I wanted to go to shows to escape that shit and everyone at BTMI shows were super friendly and welcoming because they were just ordinary kids that genuinely liked punk music and felt things when they heard these words and these instruments. The band was just as great, realizing they were just as much a part of the scene as the folks in the audience. What was really important to me, though, is that they recorded and released all of their stuff strictly by do-it-yourself means and it made me feel like I could stand a chance in the world because I really wanted to play and record music and I couldn’t really see myself doing much else and I still feel this way and although I’m working a shitty dead end job and going to school like everyone else my age, I still really want to make music, and I am, albeit at a very slow pace. I still haven’t given up though, and I won’t, because bands like Bomb make me feel like I have a chance, even if just a couple kids listen and it makes an impact on them like this music has had on me. I feel like a lot of other people feel this way too, if not about Bomb the Music Industry, then about one of their favorite local bands. I’m really glad that this is [hopefully] getting made because Bomb the Music Industry! are absolutely a huge part of music history and totally deserve their own "rock doc" and I feel like I’m obligated to spread the word about it. Check out the trailer if you’re so inclined and donate if you can (the trailer is really good and gives you a pretty solid idea of what they were about and how totally cool they were)

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