So, I’m going to give this a try…I’m halfway drunk and going to liveblog this potentially fucking awesome/terrible movie. We have an extra copy on hand (don’t ask), so entertain me in the comments — if you can make me spill my wine, you win. Of course, you’ll have to send your snail mail to us so we can send you the DVD, so choose wisely!
ETA: Yes, once I interviewed the band. It was weird. And, like, a million years ago.
“I can’t believe you paid money for that” #shitreginasays
Bostonregina just turned off the lights in the living room, Apparently I have to stop now?
Staying til the credits is done. The stinger is gonna be AMAZING!!!!!!
Bostonregina needs a smoke,
Okay, I’m done. Going for a smoke upstairs. FML.
Bartholomew Cubbins! FML!!!!
I need to get Emma Ludbrook drunk.
(Also, I saw her nekkid on stage with Kaiser Chiefs)
Please tell me this movie is almost over.
I SAW THE MUPPETS WITH AMANDA PALMER!!!!
I wish I could like your comments, Jesse.
SANDMAN IS OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!
DID AMANDA PALMER JUST SAY LADY GAGA’S NAME?! Wash your mouth, girl, you can’t speak of the GODDESS IN THAT WAY.
NEIL GAIMAN SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO NO MORE AMANDA PALMER NO
Remember A Beautiful Lie and the S/T? Those were great.
Sorry, not sorry.
Also, this album was kinda crap.
OMG, in three weeks, it looks like Shannon grew a full beard and gained a stone.
I thought bostonregina was going to transcribe all my nonsense while watching. Again, oops.
Now we’ve moved on to Logan’s Run music.
bostonregina is a slave to the man (Or at least afraid of him/her/it…I was at the Canadian border with her that one time…)
I AM SO INCENSED RIGHT NOW PEOPLE
Where’s Kanye? No, fer serious. He’s on the rekkid.
Courtroom or studio Paterno? Debatable.
If they are bankrupt, how does Jay-Leets pay for that sick dye job?
Think this is great? Wait ’til the Golden Globes tomorrow night!
“Is he drinking a smoothie?!?!?! In the car?!?!?!” First #shitreginasays on the liveblog everyone!
HE IS DRINKING A SMOOTHIE IN THE CAR. WITH A SPOON.
Apparently I can post too.
Okay, fine, Jared’s eyelashes are amaaaaaazing.
OMG, we are only 90 minutes in. I am dying.
I wish there was more about how EMI, Capitol, Virgin, etc., are all the same company.
“what just happened?” “i don’t know.” — regina & jesse, 4evah, always
I’m sorry, if you count Terry Richardson as a friend, you’re a creep.
WHYYYYYYYY OMG AWKWARD FANGIRL MOMENT
Jay-Leets doing goddess pose in the airport. What.
Tomo really does a good job. I do adore his little face.
THIS IS THE LONGEST 103 MINUTES OF MY LIFE
Here is the real question: WHAT DO YOU GET FROM A LABEL ANYMORE?!
I need to have a drink with Peter Parterno.
Jared flips people off like a Southerner. With the bent knuckles. EXTEND THE FLANGE YO.
no, srsly, HOW IS SHOOTING THIS FILM?! there’s at least three cameras on this one phone call.
“does [jared] take all of his calls on speaker on a rock in the wilds of los angeles?” – jesse
okay, as someone who knows people who do / have worked in the industry, generalizing EVERYONE who works in “the business” as assholes is awful. also, this shows how much this movie is kind of out-of-date already…i think the business has changed so much w/ kickstarter and bandcamp and other avenues.
omg, is this movie done yet?
who the fuck is annabelle wallis (actress)?!
um, i think we’re having a moment with some musical circle drum thing.
omg, the fanboy on the beach i just screamed and covered my eyes and smudged my glasses not enough wine in the world for that awkward hug
“We’ve decided to get out of Los Angeles and go to Florida.” – Jay-Leets (WAIT WHAT)
OMG, now there is discussion about MAKING THE RECORD FOR YOURSELF.
“I’ll ‘Chinese Democracy’ this motherfucker, I don’t care!” – Jared “Fucking” Leto
I am so confused by the timeline in this movie, as Shannon’s beard is ALL OVER THE PLACE.
“You sound like a corporate fucking dick!” – the best lawyer ever
“The win is you get to pay legal fees!” – the only honest lawyer ever
The relationship b/w Jared and Shannon reminds me of why I am SO glad to be an only child.
Seeing the EMI story presented from this perspective is fascinating.
NO, REALLY. I AM HAVING FLASHBACKS. For your fanpoodles out there, Jared really does go into creepy-ass voices/impersonations at the drop of a hat. And I only have 30 minutes of experience to base this on.
Hold on, it’s Christmas in California and they’re wearing flannels and hats. What.
Lawyers talking about strategy using dildo analogies is always awesome.
My favorite EMI story? “Flowers & Chocolate” on the T&E budget were code for “cocaine”.
Uh, Shannon, your button-flies are unbuttoned in this xylophone shot. JUST SAYING.
Let’s not forget the time where AP asked fans to work for free for her.
Wait, hold on, this movie references my most HATED kickstarter of all time (i.e., Amanda Palmer) as a GOOD THING!?
NO OMG WHYYYYY AMANDA PALMER IS ON THIS KILL ME NOW OMG
Wait, hold on, they actually called the album “This Means War” to STICK IT TO THE MANNNNNNNNN #hardcore #pma
Tomo is still my favorite fanboy-turned-famous person ever.
Who is/was paying the camera guy? (I’M SERIOUSLY CURIOUS.)
Yes, okay, Shannon is pretty much a beast on the kit. Also, he’s an actual nice guy IRL and picked up when I was super uncomfortable in a weird situation. And his eyebrow game is ON POINT.
“They’re the only credible worldwide band you have other than Coldplay!” TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH
Hold on, wait. I am not saying the breakdown of the recording artist deal isn’t true…but, if Jared Leto was going to sign a deal, don’t you think he would have had adequate representation present to make sure he wasn’t signing something ridiculous? I’m genuinely curious.
Now they’re going into the money behind the deals. Jesse just said “This is some Terminator shit!”
“Is Incubus even a band, though?” – Jesse
We just exchanged a wide-eyed look after an exchange between Shannon and Jared. Then Jesse had to say, ” He IS a pretty phenomenal drummer, y’know?”
Look, I get it: People care about the Leto brothers. But that sojourn into “where you came from” was weird.
“WE CLIMBED OUT OF THE MUDDY BANKS OF THE MISSISSIPPI WITH OUR INSTRUMENTS IN ONE HAND AND A FIST FULL OF FOOD STAMPS IN ANOTHER.” – Jared
Wait, hold on. Jared directed this movie, and there is a whole bit about how awesome he is?
Oh, wait, yeah, okay.
Mulder has given up on the movie and is now sitting on the cable box. Scully just gently pawed Jared’s face.
I don’t wish my name was Lee Trink.
I wish my name was Guy Hands.
Now they’re getting into the legal shit. I’m in, bitches. I’m in.
Um, Flavor Flav just dropped some bars for them. RESPECT.
Both Scully and Mulder (kitties) are now in front of the television because Serj T. (System of a Down) is on the screen. YAY, ARMENIANS!
Look, the reason the labels are fucked on digital music is because they stopped selling singles when they flipped to CDs as main distribution. I blame Alanis Morrisette. I still remember being in Strawberries in Worcester and being told I had to buy the whole album to “You Oughta Know”.
Wait, who are these people who have never had to pay for music? Like, are your parents NOT monitoring your internet usage?
Now they’re talking to their lawyers. Weird memories of Jared Leto on the phone telling me “That’s the label,” while I waited for my turn in the press queue. He meant, “Get off the fucking bus, you lackey.” I scurried. He had a very effective side-eye.
“This is kind of like the ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack!” – Jesse
Wait, I take it back, Shannon grew a creepy beard and just winked at me through the television. WHY ARE ALL LETO BOYS WEIRD OMG.
I just scared the cat off the couch I screamed so loud when I saw that dude from Incubus.
(Honestly, this is what it’s like watching a movie with me in the privacy of my own home. There’s a lot of shouting.)
STEVE LILLYWHITE IS IN THIS SHIT?!
Wait, what, now we’re talking about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?
God damn, Jared Leto has pretty eyes.
Look, seriously, California labor laws are not to be fucked with. TRUST ME ON THIS.
Oh, wait, they wanted to break their contract. NOW I GET IT. WAY TO BURY THE LEDE, LETO.
Wait, hold on, what is the “breach of contact”? I’m confused. Oh, wait, like, because they didn’t make enough money for EMI?
Our only male cat (Mulder), it sitting right in front of the television and randomly swiping at the screen. I get you, bro. Jared is too hot for living.
Oh, it’s directed by BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS. I WONDER WHO THAT IS.
Shannon Leto is still adorable. He was the only Leto that has ever hugged me in an appropriate way. (Take what you want from that.) (Jared, I’m looking at you.)
“OMG, it’s a fucking bootleg!” – Jesse
OMG, it’s basically a silver disc with just PLAY and CHAPTERS. How will I survive without captions?