tarynsullivan

Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs. - Rudyard Kipling

Posts tagged Avenged Sevenfold

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So yeah here’s what I have to say.  Take it as you will.

I remember clearly when The Rev passed away.  In a chat room with other A7X fans laughing it up…..and suddenly one says “The Rev just died”.  At first we figure she’s lying, since she would say things for attention and that seemed pretty sick.  Then, the official A7X myspace page announced the sad news.  We all left the chat room and let the news sink in.  The beloved drummer was gone.

It didn’t stop there though.  Suddenly, fans claimed to be best friends with the family.  “Give me cards and your address because I know Brian Haner” or “Of course I know the girls, give me something and I’ll prove it”.  I remember fans were pissed off about the fact they couldn’t be at the funeral.  “He was all about the fans!”  yeah but a funeral isn’t for fans, it’s for family and close friends.  I’ve never heard of a funeral catering to strangers.  Jimmy hadn’t even been put to rest and fans were demanding a tribute DVD, and why?  “Do it for Jimmy!”  You have to be kidding.  Respect, do you know what that is?  The guys were trying to put their best friend to rest and you’re demanding stuff.  When your family member dies should they enter your house and raid the home of things?  Get it now?

Know what I did for Jimmy?  I wrote a tribute poem instead of harassing the band.  I mailed it to them, if they got it fine if not well that’s how it goes.  I also constructed a photograph in his honor.  It saddens me more that his passing caused a lot of the fans to act this way toward the band and other fans. 

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© Taryn Sullivan Photography:

Top - Tribute to Jimmy Sullivan (2009)
Bottom - Avenged Sevenfold’s Bat Country (2012)

I’m still not happy with “Bat Country”, it’s not the right color to fit the music video.  In total, I worked a full year on that photograph, go figure I’m not happy with it.  The top one I turned in and my instructor turned it down because “I don’t know that band”, in return I completely snapped and told him it was what the assignment asked for - he took the photo but I got a failing mark.  I’ve attempted to send both photographs to the band, unaware if they received them.

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Freaky Friday

Dom:
You know what you are?
Me:
If you say super star I'm killing you
Dom:
I TOTALLY FUCKING GOT THAT but no. You are the Syn to my Zacky.
Me:
Yeah because it would be weird for an Irish woman to suddenly become an Italian man
Dom:
I just got a freaky Friday moment. CAN YOU PLAY A SCHECTER?!
Me:
I really hope you mean the guitar
Dom:
I don't even know what to say to that. If I say show me your chords I'm getting my ass kicked I just know it
Me:
Can we be like Martin & Lewis and break up already?
Dom:
Well if you want to go around as an Italian man the rest of your life so be it
Me:
YOU WERE THE ONE THAT WAS ZACKY IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Dom:
Oh. Well that changes everything. Nice hair under that snazzy fedora....Fuck I made you lead guitarist.
Me:
Yeah life sucks.

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We can't stop here this is........no idea

Dominic:
Hey, if I told you I was bi, would you accept I'm still manly?
Me:
What?!
Dominic:
It's a simple question. If I'm bi, would you still see me as manly?
Me:
That depends. Are we talking Matt Shadows manly, or a Russell Crowe/Gladiator type of manly?
Dominic:
Damn. That's a tough one. Can we morph the two together?
Me:
No. You're either in Bat Country or Rome.
Dominic:
But if I was Maximus Shadows I could fuckin' come out on stage with that badass armor! Along with the shades, trademark and shit. Come out and without the microphone I might add, yell "ARE YOU NOT FUCKIN' ENTERTAINED?!" then throw someone's guitar into the audience.
Me:
Giving someone in the audience a concussion is real manly.

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Did you mean to say horsecock and said horseface just now? DEAR MATT SHADOWS…….Maybe you meant HORSEHEAD or LAZER HORSEHEAD OF DEATH in his pants
Dominic (I think about Matt Shadows’ nickname….but I’m not sure)

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