Quinn Brabender

Lawrence, Kansas native.
Merchandise Manager for Upon A Burning Body. I make videos for PlugYourHoles.com.

I make music videos/tour blogs/etc. Let's work together.

http://www.quinnbrabender.com

Boyz in da Hood
@codyfotovich @mrtissue @adamherp #theliucrew 
📷 @jerrywangphotography

Boyz in da Hood
@codyfotovich @mrtissue @adamherp #theliucrew
📷 @jerrywangphotography

austinkleon:

Oh, this too.

Exactly.

A lot of people I know (myself included) are at a point where we are being forced to decide on having a “real job” or chasing the dream. I think that making this a black and white decision is unnecessary. There is room for both if you want there to be.

Furthermore, don’t lose your sense of pride for making a living doing something other than what you want to do. We are all talented at more than one thing, and sometimes we get a job doing the most mundane of those things, but who cares? It pays the bills to help you do the exciting things.

MAYHEM IS OVER. It’s incredibly bittersweet to say goodbye. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer. 

Here’s a picture of me and Booger, who helped our guys on the Sumerian stage every day. Plus, he bought just about every shirt I had at the tent. Legendary dude. #uabb #mayhemfest #merchdude #tourlife #merchmafia

MAYHEM IS OVER. It’s incredibly bittersweet to say goodbye. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer.

Here’s a picture of me and Booger, who helped our guys on the Sumerian stage every day. Plus, he bought just about every shirt I had at the tent. Legendary dude. #uabb #mayhemfest #merchdude #tourlife #merchmafia

These are the combined tips made by 7 merch guys at today’s fine, fine #MayhemFestival in #Memphis. A whopping $52. @stone_cold_onica won all of our tips today on a bet. Congrats fucker.

These are the combined tips made by 7 merch guys at today’s fine, fine #MayhemFestival in #Memphis. A whopping $52. @stone_cold_onica won all of our tips today on a bet. Congrats fucker.

Atlanta is hot as hell but it’s not stopping kids from going wild for @uponaburningbodyofficial. #atl #hotlanta #uabb #mayhemfestival

Atlanta is hot as hell but it’s not stopping kids from going wild for @uponaburningbodyofficial. #atl #hotlanta #uabb #mayhemfestival

Poncho crew rollin’ deep with @dannyuabb @brendandphoto and BJ whom I do not follow on Instagram yet. #walmart #hunksinponchos

Poncho crew rollin’ deep with @dannyuabb @brendandphoto and BJ whom I do not follow on Instagram yet. #walmart #hunksinponchos

Caught some pics of @uponaburningbodyofficial doing the damn thing today. #uabb #mayhemfestival #mayhem

Caught some pics of @uponaburningbodyofficial doing the damn thing today. #uabb #mayhemfestival #mayhem

Happy 4th of July from @brendandphoto and I. The two most patriotic mother fuckers on #mayhemfest. #hotdudes #america #freedom #frenchfries #newgirl #workout #merchguy #uabb #missmayi #pickles

Happy 4th of July from @brendandphoto and I. The two most patriotic mother fuckers on #mayhemfest. #hotdudes #america #freedom #frenchfries #newgirl #workout #merchguy #uabb #missmayi #pickles

Goodbye Hogwarts Jr. Last night in Lawrence before heading off for #MayhemFest. Excited for the future but also sad to move out of an apt with my best friends. Bittersweet. I’ll see you soon, #lfk.

Goodbye Hogwarts Jr. Last night in Lawrence before heading off for #MayhemFest. Excited for the future but also sad to move out of an apt with my best friends. Bittersweet. I’ll see you soon, #lfk.

Ryan Rockwell Speaks Out On Tigers Jaw Controversy

propertyofzack:

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Ryan Rockwell of Mixtapes has released a statement through his podcast, Big Snackers, explaining in his own words the controversy that has erupted over the past few days in regards to Tigers Jaw. We have transcribed portions of Rockwell’s talk for those who do not have time to listen to the podcast. Listen in here and read the transcript below. 

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This deserves a listen. Everyone raised pitchforks so quickly, because people are so afraid of being called an “apologist” by others, when really people need to hear both sides of every story.

He admits he shouldn’t have said what he said. But the way that happened makes complete sense. If you’ve ever seen Mixtapes, their stage banter is half the show. I saw them nearly every day last year on Warped, and Ryan interrupting and derailing his band-mate’s conversations is typical of the band. Just as it was typical of Blink-182 (and no one seemed to have an issue with Mark when he said he wanted to fuck Tom’s dad).

So, yeah, Ryan shouldn’t have said what he said. It was a clear brain-fart and spit-out quickly as a way to try and make people laugh. He corrected his statement after they played their song, but no one heard that part of the story. And by the time that part got out, so many people were already on one side of the argument that there was no turning back.

The point is, people make mistakes. When they apologize for their mistakes, and try to make it right, put down your pitchfork and forgive. Try to build a scene where good behavior and apologizing is a rewarding thing to do. The people that apologize and don’t mean it will be weeded out quickly.

Stop invading band members personal space on stage, and learn that everyone makes mistakes and sometimes makes jokes in poor taste. And learn to forgive.

Just my opinion.