Hey guys, I think everyone on the site (who still uses it at least) should write a little reply in this discussion, just introducing yourself. Probably done before at one point, but we need to revive the alliance! So don't be shy!
How about I give some guidelines of what to say:
Age, Sex, Location
When you first heard of RJA/ How long you've been a fan
Your favorite RJA song
Interesting facts about yourself, etc.
I shall start:
Hi, my name is Matthew Shea, I'm a guy and I live in Newfoundland, which is a province in Canada. It's cold in the winter, and warm in the summer. (We don't get extreme temperatures.) I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, spending time with my lady friend, and gaming. I first heard of RJA when I was listening to the radio, some time after the debut of Face Down. I really liked it and thought I would look up the rest of their songs. Turns out the band in amazing, am I right? There are so many songs I like by RJA that I have trouble coming up with a favorite. So, instead I just like a fave or two from each CD. From the demo, my favorite is Eyes Watering. From Don't You Fake It, my favorites are Waiting and In Fate's Hands. From Lonely Road, my favorite is You Better Pray. Lastly, from The Hell Or High Water, my favorite song is Casting The First Stone. One interesting fact about me is that I can ride a unicycle! I bought one a couple years ago because I thought it would be fun to try.
Hello, I'm Romy (pronounced row me), I'm 17 and I'm a girl from York in the UK - it doesn't rain as much as you'd think!
I love playing drums, Jon is the person who first inspired me to pick up sticks 2 years ago, I also play bass (but not so well!), I love to read, I'm a massive graphics and architecture geek, I LOVE listening to music and I also like to write :D
First heard RJA in the summer of '07 (my friend played me Face Down and I shrugged it off! Haha) and became a fan in September of the same year, when she played them to me again :P So it's coming up to 4 years in autumn! Time flies...
My favourite RJA song is too hard to pick! From the demo's and self-titled, probably Disconnected or 20 Hour Drive, from Don't You Fake It, probably In Fates Hands/False Pretense/Seventeen Ain't So Sweet, from Lonely Road, Pleads and Postcards and Lonely Road and from the Hell Or High Water EP, On My Own. To name a few! Haha :)
Interesting fact? Hm. I help to organise a 5,000 person capacity carnival/music festival in my village :D
Good question! Every piece holds a sweet spot in my heart for whatever memory it brought to me. Let's see...I guess my favorite would be my first RJA t-shirt. Black w/ a hot pink skull. Randy wears his pretty often. It was before they were signed and mostly locals are the only ones with the shirt. If I spot one on somebody I know they are truly old school RJA fans. Brings me back to 2005 :)
Other treasured items? Hmmm??? My daughter and I have a broken drum pedal signed by Jon, various sticks, pics, and such. We have an entertaining video that only 3 souls (those that were there) have seen because what happens in Panama City stays in Panama City. We have some set lists that have original song titles on them before they were renamed. And lastly, all the video and pictures from each show that brings back every concert memory from that era. From small venues to large crowds...from Warps Hot Topic Stage to Mainstage...Ronnie's short hair to long hair back to short hair LOL.