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Arnel Pineda (born September 5, 1967) is a Filipino singer-songwriter who has served as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey since 2007. 
His mother instilled his love for singing at an early age, encouraging him to sing along to songs from his favorite singers like Karen Carpenter and Barbra Streisand. His mother, who had been suffering from heart disease, died when he was thirteen. Her illness had left their family deep in debt.[3] Being 6 months or one year behind on their rented apartment and unable to sufficiently provide for the family, his father decided to move out and ask relatives to take in Pineda’s siblings. To ease his father’s burden, Pineda quit school and volunteered to strike out on his own.
About two years of his life were spent out on the streets, sleeping wherever he could: in public parks, or on a narrow bench outside a friend’s crowded house. He earned meager money by collecting glass bottles, newspapers, and scrap metal and selling them to recyclers. He would also go to the pier with his friends and take on odd jobs like cleaning scrap metal and docked ships. He didn’t have much to eat, sometimes rationing a small package of Marie biscuit as his meal for two days.[4]
Videos of [his cover band] The Zoo performing cover songs by Journey, Survivor, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Air Supply, The Eagles, Kenny Loggins, Stryper and other popular acts from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, began appearing on YouTube.com in February 2007. On June 28, 2007,[8] Neal Schon of Journey contacted Noel Gomez, a longtime fan and friend of Pineda who uploaded many of these videos, to ask for Pineda’s contact information. Schon sent an e-mail to Pineda inviting him to audition for Journey. Pineda initially dismissed the e-mail as a hoax, but after being persuaded by Gomez, he finally replied to Schon’s e-mail. Ten minutes later, Pineda received a phone call from Schon.[9] On August 12,[10] Pineda, along with his manager Bert de Leon, flew to Marin County, just north of San Francisco, for a two-day audition.[11][12] The star-struck Pineda was welcomed warmly but he described the audition as “nerve-wracking, tense”.[13] On December 5, 2007, Pineda was announced as the lead singer of Journey. 
In an interview soon after Pineda joined the band, Neal Schon said, “We feel reborn. I think there’s a lot of chemistry among the five of us. At first we were going to go into the studio and just write 4 songs, but now it’s escalated to a lot of great new and diverse material. The stuff sounds tremendous. Everyone’s so stoked about it. We feel very fortunate to have found Arnel.” Jonathan Cain described the album in an interview: “We recorded our greatest hits with our brand new singer from the Philippines, Arnel Pineda, and it’s unbelievable when you listen to it… We’re excited because we think Arnel is the future for our franchise… We knew that if we were ever gonna move on, we had to get somebody that was really gonna be our future and sound like Journey is supposed to sound…I think Journey fans are in for a real treat.”[18]
Here he is with Journey. I’m not sure yet if I’m watching this. 

I did. His voice is good, but the whole thing reminds me of when I lived in Brazil in high school and I started dating this hot socialist with a Rage Against the Machine cover band. He spoke, like, no English, but he was so pretty and so rebellious. (Very like James Franco in Freaks and Geeks when he went to that punk show.) I went to a few of Tiago’s gigs before I noticed through my moshing, stage diving, drunken-ass-teen stupor that he was basically singing like this. (<— That video makes me laugh every time, BTW.) He had no idea what kind of socialist rap-rock lyrics he was spouting. I asked him about it and he was like, “Yeah, I just make the whatever noises I think they’re making.” I was like, “But I thought you liked them because you’re a socialist!” and he replied that it was coo’ because he just assumed that whatever they were saying was stuff he agreed with. I just couldn’t after that. I was so disappointed because I thought we could have been such a nice revolutionary couple. Anyway, you can totally tell that Journey dude is doing the same thing—just making the noises.

Arnel Pineda (born September 5, 1967) is a Filipino singer-songwriter who has served as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey since 2007. 

His mother instilled his love for singing at an early age, encouraging him to sing along to songs from his favorite singers like Karen Carpenter and Barbra StreisandHis mother, who had been suffering from heart disease, died when he was thirteen. Her illness had left their family deep in debt.[3] Being 6 months or one year behind on their rented apartment and unable to sufficiently provide for the family, his father decided to move out and ask relatives to take in Pineda’s siblings. To ease his father’s burden, Pineda quit school and volunteered to strike out on his own.

About two years of his life were spent out on the streets, sleeping wherever he could: in public parks, or on a narrow bench outside a friend’s crowded house. He earned meager money by collecting glass bottles, newspapers, and scrap metal and selling them to recyclers. He would also go to the pier with his friends and take on odd jobs like cleaning scrap metal and docked ships. He didn’t have much to eat, sometimes rationing a small package of Marie biscuit as his meal for two days.[4]

Videos of [his cover band] The Zoo performing cover songs by JourneySurvivorAerosmithLed ZeppelinAir SupplyThe EaglesKenny LogginsStryper and other popular acts from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, began appearing on YouTube.com in February 2007. On June 28, 2007,[8] Neal Schon of Journey contacted Noel Gomez, a longtime fan and friend of Pineda who uploaded many of these videos, to ask for Pineda’s contact information. Schon sent an e-mail to Pineda inviting him to audition for Journey. Pineda initially dismissed the e-mail as a hoax, but after being persuaded by Gomez, he finally replied to Schon’s e-mail. Ten minutes later, Pineda received a phone call from Schon.[9] On August 12,[10] Pineda, along with his manager Bert de Leon, flew to Marin County, just north of San Francisco, for a two-day audition.[11][12] The star-struck Pineda was welcomed warmly but he described the audition as “nerve-wracking, tense”.[13] On December 5, 2007, Pineda was announced as the lead singer of Journey. 

In an interview soon after Pineda joined the band, Neal Schon said, “We feel reborn. I think there’s a lot of chemistry among the five of us. At first we were going to go into the studio and just write 4 songs, but now it’s escalated to a lot of great new and diverse material. The stuff sounds tremendous. Everyone’s so stoked about it. We feel very fortunate to have found Arnel.” Jonathan Cain described the album in an interview: “We recorded our greatest hits with our brand new singer from the Philippines, Arnel Pineda, and it’s unbelievable when you listen to it… We’re excited because we think Arnel is the future for our franchise… We knew that if we were ever gonna move on, we had to get somebody that was really gonna be our future and sound like Journey is supposed to sound…I think Journey fans are in for a real treat.[18]

Here he is with Journey. I’m not sure yet if I’m watching this. 

I did. His voice is good, but the whole thing reminds me of when I lived in Brazil in high school and I started dating this hot socialist with a Rage Against the Machine cover band. He spoke, like, no English, but he was so pretty and so rebellious. (Very like James Franco in Freaks and Geeks when he went to that punk show.) I went to a few of Tiago’s gigs before I noticed through my moshing, stage diving, drunken-ass-teen stupor that he was basically singing like this. (<— That video makes me laugh every time, BTW.) He had no idea what kind of socialist rap-rock lyrics he was spouting. I asked him about it and he was like, “Yeah, I just make the whatever noises I think they’re making.” I was like, “But I thought you liked them because you’re a socialist!” and he replied that it was coo’ because he just assumed that whatever they were saying was stuff he agreed with. I just couldn’t after that. I was so disappointed because I thought we could have been such a nice revolutionary couple. Anyway, you can totally tell that Journey dude is doing the same thing—just making the noises.

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"Hey, my ten-year old looks like Charles Bukowski…This is his look."

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-Seth

Welp, that was easy/horrible. I swear, I did not make this pic. It is NSFLife.

This one is just as bad, but depressing instead of horrifying. Fuckin’ Bukowski man. 

GET IT TOGETHER. Your look that is! THIS FALL, BUKOWSKI’S BACK! Tweens, you better start reading up on him if you want to fit in! iCarly? Pffftt, iGnarly is more like it. This fashion season, have people asking, “Is it just me, or is Amayzun looking more pock-marked and gin-blossomy in her dope hobo trousers? Is that a piss stain? Dayyum, she is the hippest Bukowskid I’ve seen all week!”

P.S.(A.) Never Google “homeless children.” Never Google so many of the things I have to Google for this blog. BTW, I’m pretty sure that one kid I put up there is faking and has a wonderful home life with parents who love her, and a mother who occasionally dresses her up as homeless to take photos for her blog.

She is definitely a real smoker, though. You can tell by how cool she looks.

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John Corbett, Sam Elliott, Seth Romatelli, and Jim Morrison: those are the only four people that can wear a denim tuxedo. 

JAH (pre-unJah declaration, it stays)

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(The shabbiness of my photoshopping skills is up to a new level of raditude, exhibiting a folksy shittiness that’s making art critics stand up and take notice. Sayonara, fuckers, I’m a real big tyma now.)

Thanks, Seth, for reminding me of this MASTERPIECE I made a while back by talking this week about the BritBrit/Timberdog ensemble that inspired it. Bringing it all back home.

Hey y’all, isn’t that the girl who was in that movie with Officer Romatelli, the renowned comedian, method actor, and podcaster? 

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Fall Style Watch, Ep. 333. 
If you threw out the old JNCOs, don’t worry. We have other options.
My favorite is this, the 1930’s farmer’s pant. My 94-year old Papaw was spot-on when he told me as a child, “It always comes back around, so why change my style, yo?” 

You may also see your favorite stars and fashion icons sporting the “stiffy” look, which is all a part of the process of breaking in that pair of rock-solid, 1000-weight canvas jeans. These pants will outlast you, gauranteed!

In the end, though, is anything more American-American than a good pair of Z. Cavariccis?

lolajambon:

Fall Style Watch, Ep. 333. 

If you threw out the old JNCOs, don’t worry. We have other options.

My favorite is this, the 1930’s farmer’s pant. My 94-year old Papaw was spot-on when he told me as a child, “It always comes back around, so why change my style, yo?” 

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Children in America, 1940s

That&#8217;s where my papaw got those pants. He turns 94 in this week!

You may also see your favorite stars and fashion icons sporting the “stiffy” look, which is all a part of the process of breaking in that pair of rock-solid, 1000-weight canvas jeans. These pants will outlast you, gauranteed!

In the end, though, is anything more American-American than a good pair of Z. Cavariccis?

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Halfway to 666

Wear the coat. Carry the bag.The Ep of the Feast is inside.

Intro: And the Beat Goes On // The Whispers // The Whispers

Outro: Sea of Love // The Honeydrippers // The Honeydrippers: Volume One