Run, Boys, Run!
The show itself is quite intriguing and perplexing to me so far. I didn’t quite get it, but I’m rooting for it.
I think it has a lot of potential, and I wish him good luck with his good intentions…but if Pete wants me to watch it on the regular, though, he better start streaming it on the web. I just hope the flow smooths out (and they keep the mics fully functional in future, poor Joe…not that it was a noticeable gaffe to any but the superfan). But I am most inclined to follow FNMTV, in fact, because I feel like Wentz was giving the Boys a pretty nice break by making them the focal point of the hour so early in the series.
I’ll be honest, I found it a tiny bit awkward at first, considering some of the disrespect the Brothers have gotten from the network in general, but then, isn’t life complicated in that world? Their first ever live performance of “Burnin’ Up” was strong and the musical diversity of the show in general was neat – though I have some opinions on other acts best left unsaid by me (ooh, but what do my blog-idols think?!).
I both hope and fear that the event (and the accompanying announcement that they will be appearing for the first time on the MTV Video Music Awards) marks a shift in their status with the MTV demo and thus, the whole of the masses. Exciting proof as to why? After the jump!
Lately, I have been feeling a shift, where non-fans are occasionally stepping up to defend the Boys’ legitimacy, whether they like them or not, as well as casual observers venturing to compliment their new tunes or tone down their old reactionary hatred. I am not even sure where it is coming from! But it’s great. There are guys – if infrequent – singing their praises! On MTV! Where we can see their pictures!! Holy sh*t!
For example, in the comments over on the MTV website, I just read the following comment from Slipknot fan “pinhead3d”:
you are right, JBs and Slipknot are both very talented bands, they both make music in their own way. pop vs metal…. there is no winner nor a loser b/c its comparing two different things to one another. but in my opinion, I think the JBs will be having a great run for the top when slipknots new album comes out.
To which the other commenter responds:
Thank you pinhead3d. All us Jonas fans wanted was for you guys not to diss us or the band. I did say in the beginning that I liked slipknot, too…I just happen to like JB better. So, thanks for respecting both of the bands by not saying anything rude.
Wentz, you revolutionary, you. (Now I may have to actually check out Fall Out Boy.)
And Slipknot fans…you are way sweeter than some others we have met.