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NZ -> Singapore.
so, i was on the plane today. well, we all were. (we’re in singapore now!). and being that we were sitting in business class, there were a lot of business men just hanging out, shipping champagne and laughing at things that i don’t really understand. so, this business man is hanging with his other business friend and they’re wearing the exact same outfit… only business man #2 is wearing his grey slacks so tight and high on his waist that his balls are like suffocating. and i can see this happening. like his pants are not leaving any room for my imagination. not that i would’ve wanted to imagine it in the first place. the worst part is that he is just standing right there, in my direct eyeline and i can’t. stop. looking. it was a train wreck of manly horror.
maybe i should’ve just said something. honestly, i kinda felt like i had a right to. what a sight it was, you guys. i wish you all could’ve been there.
in other news… haha… this tour has honestly done a million wonders for me. being in all these places and meeting people who live half a world (literally) away from where we’re from. it’s such a blessing to play these shows and see all of you out here.
japan was incredible. from the shows, to the dinners and shopping trips, the sight seeing. we were able to work with our original promoter – from the first trip we ever took over there. so the whole thing just felt like one big party.
being able to play soundwave festival for the first time could not have been any better. our sideshows ruled. youmeatsix are always a blast to hang with… and the festivals were. massive. thanks to everyone who stood under the blistering sun all day to hang with us. i thought i would die on stage in perth. we made it though. honestly, i still don’t get how zac puts on those shows and makes it all the way through playing as hard as he does. metal as hell, y’all.
i have to say, new zealand just about takes the cake. we had never been there, though, so maybe that’s what it is. our friend rowan, from the jury & the saints, took us around to all of his favorite spots and some of us even stayed over at his place to watch movies and climb trees. you guys, i climbed the highest tree ever… i would show you the pics but i went swimming in the ocean with my blackberry – which has since died – and that’s where all the photo proof is.
(SIDE NOTE: Anne Hathaway is absolutely stunning, kill me.)
and now, here we are in Singapore for the first time! we were greeted by some crazy fans at the airport. sometimes it makes me so sad when we can’t stay and hang. if we had a van and were in charge of driving it.. we’d make our own schedule. unfortunately, we get driven all over the place by folks that actually know where they’re going in all these cities. so they make the rules. hahah, it’s probably a good idea. we used to get lost every day touring in our van. anyways, i can’t wait to just be on stage tomorrow and see how these shows are gonna go down. bet it will be unbelievable.
i gotta run. think i’m gonna bug jeremy.
love you guys so much.
ps. we saw so many of our friends over the past week… and we want you to listen to em and know how awesome they are. Here ya goooo – youmeatsix, The Jury & The Saints, Alexisonfire, Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals, Sunny Day Real Estate. there are plenty more but i’ll save them for another time!
what do i have left that the world can still take?
sometimes you get run down. sometimes life throws dirt in your eyes and it stings and you can’t see for a few minutes. even after you get it out your eyes are all red and your vision is shitty… but eventually, whether through tears or maybe just time… you start to see even clearer than before. life is not always good. which is why music exists. why i believe God exists. and why there’s always a pint of coconut milk ice cream in my freezer.
i don’t care if the world or anyone in it tries to drag me down. because i know that in the end, they will be the ones left tired from the struggle to hold me back. it hurts more to see people i care about being beat up mentally, emotionally… but again, in the end, i don’t hang around people that can be beaten so easily. my friends, family, our band, and OUR FANS, are all good people. with strong hearts.
and even though today, i might feel a little run over and feel heavy hearted for a few people that i love… there is a promise that tomorrow i will be a stronger, more patient and better refined person. we are to be brought through the fire, not left in it.
and you know what?
to anyone that ever told you that you’re no good… they’re no better.
WE LOVE YOU GUYS. DON’T EVER FORGET THAT YOU ARE ALL A SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR US AS A BAND. AND DON’T EVER FORGET HOW IMPORTANT YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD IS. THANK YOU JUST FOR BEING ALIVE.
this was written by me, Hayley. but it’s from all of us.
– Jeremy, Zac, Josh, Taylor and Hayley.
I hope everyones doing well! I am enjoying some time off here in franklin and definitely looking forward to the superbowl! Go Saints! Hehe. I’ve got some news to share with you guys so here it goes..
As some of you already know, I am engaged! So, as weird as it is to stay behind, I need to take some time off to plan the wedding and everything. Because of that I will not be joining the guys on the pacific rim tour coming up. I feel really blessed to be able to take this time off, especially in the midst of this record cycle. The band has been extremely supportive and gracious to me about all of this which has made it a lot easier. Justin York, Taylor’s brother, will be filling in for me as a favor. He’s an awesome dude, you all will love him. Trust me, I know it’s strange having someone “fill in” for me. I dont like it anymore than you guys do, but this is the most important thing in the world to me and I trust you all will understand. The Lord has blessed me with the most amazing woman and for that I am eternally grateful. I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to get married! The thought of it blows my mind every day!
I will be back soon! Don’t worry! :) I love you guys. Thank you so much for all of your support and love. What you guys do for me and the band is out of this world. No one has fans like us. I shall see you all very soon.
BRANDON’S BIG SURPRISE
Brandon rules. We’ve known him since before the band even really got started. It’s been so amazing having him out on the road with us for the past year and a half. Brandon did an incredible job on The Final Riot – which went gold!!! – and captured almost the entire process of the making of our new album on video. This is the 3rd video we’ve done for ‘brand new eyes’… and we’re really honored that we can work with someone who is as talented as him, not to mention one of our really great friends. We’ll keep you guys in the loop and we hope that you’re just as excited as we are.
Also, usage of capital letters and correct punctuation in this post is regrettable.
Hayley N. Williams
haw hee haw
how’s everyone doin?
just wanted to pop in and tell you guys that all the v-day cards i’ve seen so far are incredible. can’t wait til we get them all together at the video shoot. thank you all so much for being a part of this. the video is meant to be very personal and real and we couldn’t do that without you. hope you’ll enjoy it.
so, we got the opportunity to make some cheesy little valentine’s cards that i thought were gonna go into Hot Topic but they are going straight to the paramore.net webstore. pick up em there if you like unicorns and telling people they’re shaped like an hourglass. just something fun we did. i’ll probably send Barack Obama one again this year even though he didn’t ever write me back.
here’s the link for paramore valentine’s notes if you’re wondering about them:
well – we’re getting ready to head BACK to LA… already. not even a week at home but you know what? i couldn’t care less! i’m ready to start gearing up for tour. this weekend we’ve got the Grammys, The Only Exception shoot, and another special little spread that i get to be a part of. no, it’s not Maxim. anyways, lots of work to get done. FINALLY! ps, i hung out with Jeremy last night and know that he feels exactly the same and now i don’t think i’m crazy anymore. we seriously can’t wait to see you guys!!!
have a good week, we’ll talk to you this weekend!
…and it’s the choice of a new generation!
Thank you guys so much for getting us that People’s Choice award. There’s only one way that we would be nominated and recognized among all those other nominees and that’s Y’ALL! So, seriously, thank you.
I had a good time hanging out, watching the show… dressing up! PS, don’t feel bad about any “worst dressed” lists, we all know that’s just me. Anyways, I’m much more saddened by the fact that the cast of Dexter didn’t attend. Oh well. I’ll go cry about it somewhere else, I guess.
So, this year is about to really get started. We got a video to make, merch to create, shows to put together and a bunch of touring to do! If I have to sit around at home (or in LA, whichever) any longer I might pull my hair out. After a couple weeks of being off, I just start to feel useless. Not in a sad, pathetic, sort of way more like a Tin Man… or maybe a Scarecrow… kind of way. I keep trying to find things to do to get prepared for what all is next. I guess the only thing that I won’t have to do is re-dye my hair. Already took care of that one. In fact, I didn’t waste anytime doing away with the blonde. The morning after we all flew in from London I went straight to Brian (O’Connor – if you’re interested). We died my hair with the pure blood of a real live red-haired angel… aka the guitarist (Wes- if you’re interested) of one of my favorite local bands, Murdock. So this red is here to stay. That is, until I get bored again.
Wow. Did I really just blog about my hair? I’m as bad as every first few sentences of every write-up we’ve ever had.
Hmmm… well, things to do:
– fix my email for the mobile stream on paramore.net
– buy a pair of new jeans
– make some clothes for tour (cause it’s about time that I do that, i think)
– never use capital letters in a post ever again
– figure out who we are touring with in the US, this summer
– make up another “to-do” list.
– get rid of my iPhone. (apparently, once you go blackberry, you never go backberry… someone shoot me for that dad joke)
– see that Dr. Parnassus movie
Okay, I’m done.
Everyone have a lovely rest of their Friday… and a great weekend.