Jonathan Daniel has had a multi-layered career in Rock music. Starting from a young age, Daniel, along with his bandmates Kyle Vincent, and Gilby Clarke, formed Candy, a Glam Rock outfit that was highly influential on a burgeoning scene.
In reality, the woman is beautiful but societal pressures, and unrealistic expectations of beauty callously mounted into, and shotgunned out through a myopic zeitgeist have left the young woman nothing more than a hollowed-out husk.
I’ve got a long personal history with Taking Back Sunday. After my initial Classic Rock phase which lasted into my early teens, Taking Back Sunday was one of the first bands that I truly loved that weren’t specifically Classic Rock. They were my first real foray into Emo and Punk.
There’s an old quote for the book/movie High Fidelity, “What came first? The music or the misery?” I often wonder about that. What does it really mean? Could be the story of indie bands. Groups who create music only to have next to nobody ever hear it?
As a 90s kid, my teenage and young adult years saw an influx of Emo, Punk, Pop and hardcore music, which stays with me to this day. This scene was often referred to as the “second wave” of Emo/Post-Hardcore.
No genre should ever be defined by the worst of it, or its most overplayed. Doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to Tom Mullen either, as he’s devoted the last 13 years to giving us the facts on Emo with his blog/podcast, Washed Up Emo.
As I got a little bit older, I began to dive into the grittier side of the genre. I discovered bands such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Promise Ring, Knapsack, and The Get Up Kids. Of all of these bands, The Get Up Kids stood out to me most of all. Their songs for one reason or another resonated with me.