Shawn Mahaney

Last Updated: 3/18/2009

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Thursday, March 05, 2009 

Current mood:  annoyed
Category: Life
Dear Bands:

If your influences list includes:
Death Cab for Cutie
Neil Young
My Bloody Valentine
the 'music' of NPR
A list of more-obscure-than-yours college bands

If your whole profile is in lowercase,

If you look and dress like this:

If your music sampler (or anything else on your profile) is set to auto-play,

If you think a solid-body single-coil electric guitar sounds pleasant,

If you do not know what this is for:

I take the time to check out every band that adds my profile.  If it turns out that your band sucks, I will never get that time back.  You will only engender hatred and malice.

The name is HVY MTL.  The friends list includes Dream Evil.  The playlist includes Queensryche and Symphony X.  The music section mentions only Beethoven and progressive metal.  If you're not stopping for a second to see these things, using a little judgement before annoying someone - you're a fscking spammer who's just adding everybody!


"I know it might sound crazy, but there is a massive shortage of rock and roll on this planet. It's almost extinct. I mean the true spirit of quality rock and roll—you know, Musicianship, when you would give up every moment of your day to master your instrument and create your own identity and sound so as to respectfully outdo all your past heroes whilst proudly wearing the badge of their influences." - Nuno Bettencourt, 2007.  {emphasis mine}


um, shawn...the only one on that list i don't listen to is neil young. I took sierra to see death cab a couple years back. I heart coldplay and have seen them twice. I thought my bloody valentine was the shit when i was in high school. I still think they're pretty cool. Finally, the first show i saw at the handlebar was cake. It was an all ages show (i was like 17).
Just ask tina-we went together!
Posted by andrea on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 6:25 PM
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Shawn Mahaney

I could go on much longer about the screamo-metal bands that add me by the dozen. They still suck, but with them I at least understand the confusion. They might reasonably think that what they do is a progression from the work of their 'forebears', which pepper my friends list. But when your influences are bands that already stripped rock-n-roll down to two chord sing-songs with minimal songwriting effort or vocal technique... there's not much further to go.

Posted by HVY MTL on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 7:35 PM
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Shawn Mahaney

I'm not classifying those bands as intolerable, I'm talking about newbie teenager bands that are trying to follow along - badly - and looking for attention.

Posted by HVY MTL on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 7:32 PM
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