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Walking with a ghost

Posted by herdivineshadow on August 22, 2006

I first got introduced to the Tegan and Sara song “Walking with a Ghost” through a mashup by PartyBen that mixed it with a song by Mylo. It’s a really great song that I love (well, right now I do) and it’s also been covered by The White Stripes.

I don’t know what it is about this song, but it’s just so catchy and singalongable no matter what version I’m listening to.

PartyBen – Walking in Paris (Tegan and Sara vs Mylo)
~ official site ~

The White Stripes – Walking With A Ghost
~ official site ~ buy “Walking with a Ghost” on Amazon ~

Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost
~ official site ~ buy the album “So Jealous” on Amazon ~


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AFI and their fans

Posted by herdivineshadow on August 10, 2006

AFI are my favourite band and have been for about 6 years now and I’m always struck by how dedicated their fans are and how much AFI seem to do for their fans. It may be because I am far more involved with the AFI fan community than I have been for any other band or musician that I have liked in the past, but thinking about the big music stars that I remember, none of them seem to do so much personally for their fans. Sure they might tour and stuff – but all musicians tour. Otherwise it’s just CDs and radio and while the music may be good, it’s not enough just to hear recordings. AFI actually concoct crazy mysteries to go with their albums for the fans to try and solve and investigate. They communicate with the fans using their messageboard, myspace and various other internet outlets. They take the time to meet members of their fan club before shows and often spend some time with the fans who stick around waiting after shows.

And I think it pays off. All the extra effort that AFI put into doing a little extra for their fans has resulted in a largely uber-dedicated fanbase who stick with them, even if some aren’t sure about the new direction their music is going in. A fanbase so dedicated that they frequently declare their love for AFI in a permanent fashion by tattooing it on their bodies.

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