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

I’ve been making daily Instagram videos for @uponaburningbodyofficial on this run with #Whitechapel. Go follow them to keep up on the updates! #UABB #glasscloud #videography

Moose Blood | Gum

I didn’t get much sleep last night
but that’s alright
it was worth it just to see you move that hair from your eye
and smile like you do

The hair is getting luscious yall. #grossdudesofinstagram #truckstopbathroomselfie #theworst

The hair is getting luscious yall. #grossdudesofinstagram #truckstopbathroomselfie #theworst

youbroketheinternet:

beeishappy:

"I remember on the first day of shooting being struck by the way he smoked a cigarette. We weren’t sure how much he was going to smoke yet, but I had made some comment early on – because he doesn’t smoke and is very healthy – where I said, ‘Just make sure you don’t smoke it like a high-school girl.’ He must have taken that as a challenge because by the first day of filming he was smoking a cigarette like it was a joint." - Cary Fukunaga, True Detective director and producer (x)

Perfect.

The #sunset from our last day in Florida. On the way to Houston.

The #sunset from our last day in Florida. On the way to Houston.

confrontingmyfear:

stupidemobrat:

I just saw this on Twitter lmao and people STILL listen to him like even after I outed him as a pedophile

Fuck that and that awful band name

I mean what do you expect from a guy who writes lyrics like “damn you stupid girl” and tries to disguise it under romanticism.

confrontingmyfear:

stupidemobrat:

I just saw this on Twitter lmao and people STILL listen to him like even after I outed him as a pedophile

Fuck that and that awful band name

I mean what do you expect from a guy who writes lyrics like “damn you stupid girl” and tries to disguise it under romanticism.

I know everyone always posts these, but it’s because it’s a perspective we don’t often get to see. Beautiful. Hey San Antonio. #sanantonio #texas #sunset

I know everyone always posts these, but it’s because it’s a perspective we don’t often get to see. Beautiful. Hey San Antonio. #sanantonio #texas #sunset


The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

The sky when it snows is absolutely perfect. It can be 1 o’clock in the morning and bright outside. The silence of everything when it snows is beautiful. You can barely hear a sound when the snow covers everything. Just watching the snow fall and stick to the ground is beautiful. Yeah I guess it sucks that it’s cold and you have to shovel it out, but coming in from the cold and putting on warm clothes, sitting in the heat, and drinking hot chocolate is so relaxing. I miss the snow so much.

kateoplis:

Gene Simmons: “Rock is finally dead.”
Interview w/Nick Simmons 
GS: “I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in Saint Paul, that plugs into his Marshall and wants to turn it up to ten, will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that I did.He will most likely, no matter what he does, fail miserably. There is no industry for that anymore. And who is the culprit? There’s always the changing tide of interests — music taste changes with each generation. To blame that is silly. That was always the exciting part, after all: “What’s next?” But there’s something else. The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. And the real culprit is that kid’s 15-year-old next-door neighbor, probably a friend of his. Maybe even one of the bandmates he’s jamming with. The tragedy is that they seem to have no idea that they just killed their own opportunity — they killed the artists they would have loved. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won’t, because it’s that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.
The masses do not recognize file-sharing and downloading as stealing because there’s a copy left behind for you — it’s not that copy that’s the problem, it’s the other one that someone received but didn’t pay for. The problem is that nobody will pay you for the 10,000 hours you put in to create what you created. I can only imagine the frustration of all that work, and having no one value it enough to pay you for it.
It’s very sad for new bands. My heart goes out to them. They just don’t have a chance. If you play guitar, it’s almost impossible. You’re better off not even learning how to play guitar or write songs, and just singing in the shower and auditioning for The X Factor. And I’m not slamming The X Factor, or pop singers. But where’s the next Bob Dylan? Where’s the next Beatles? Where are the songwriters? Where are the creators? Many of them now have to work behind the scenes, to prop up pop acts and write their stuff for them.
Here’s a frightening thought: from 1958 to 1983, name 100 musical anythings that are iconic, that seem to last beyond their time.
NS: The Beatles, The Stones…
GS: Elvis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, the Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the numerous classic Motown artists, Madonna, U2, Prince, Pink Floyd… The list goes on. Individuals, all unanimously considered classic, timeless, revolutionary. Now from ‘84 until today, name some. Just give me a few — artists that, even after their passing, are or will be inescapable. Artists on the same level as the ones I just mentioned. Even if you don’t like them, they will be impossible to avoid, or deny, even after they’ve stopped making music and maybe passed on. In fact, they become bigger when they stop. Name artists that even compare with the ones I just named.
NS: Nirvana?
GS: Nirvana. That’s about it. They are the notable exception. Keep thinking. It’s harder, isn’t it, to name artists with as much confidence? The pickings are so slim, and it’s not an arbitrary difference. There was a 10- to 15-year period in the ’60s and ’70s that gave birth to almost every artist we now call “iconic,” or “classic.” If you know anything about what makes longevity, about what makes something an everlasting icon, it’s hard to find after that. The craft is gone, and that is what technology, in part, has brought us. What is the next Dark Side of the Moon? Now that the record industry barely exists, they wouldn’t have a chance to make something like that. There is a reason that, along with the usual top-40 juggernauts, some of the biggest touring bands are half old people, like me.”

Except, I dunno, Metallica, The Foo Fighters, Incubus, Linkin Park…all MAJOR rock bands that will be seen as legendary even going into the future.
Just because they aren’t playing what rock and roll USED to be doesn’t make them any less impactful. Sounds like Gene is just mad that people got sick of old fashioned rock and roll and wanted to push the boundaries.

kateoplis:

Gene Simmons: “Rock is finally dead.”

Interview w/Nick Simmons 

GS: “I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in Saint Paul, that plugs into his Marshall and wants to turn it up to ten, will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that I did.He will most likely, no matter what he does, fail miserably. There is no industry for that anymore. And who is the culprit? There’s always the changing tide of interests — music taste changes with each generation. To blame that is silly. That was always the exciting part, after all: “What’s next?” But there’s something else. The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. And the real culprit is that kid’s 15-year-old next-door neighbor, probably a friend of his. Maybe even one of the bandmates he’s jamming with. The tragedy is that they seem to have no idea that they just killed their own opportunity — they killed the artists they would have loved. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won’t, because it’s that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.

The masses do not recognize file-sharing and downloading as stealing because there’s a copy left behind for you — it’s not that copy that’s the problem, it’s the other one that someone received but didn’t pay for. The problem is that nobody will pay you for the 10,000 hours you put in to create what you created. I can only imagine the frustration of all that work, and having no one value it enough to pay you for it.

It’s very sad for new bands. My heart goes out to them. They just don’t have a chance. If you play guitar, it’s almost impossible. You’re better off not even learning how to play guitar or write songs, and just singing in the shower and auditioning for The X Factor. And I’m not slamming The X Factor, or pop singers. But where’s the next Bob Dylan? Where’s the next Beatles? Where are the songwriters? Where are the creators? Many of them now have to work behind the scenes, to prop up pop acts and write their stuff for them.

Here’s a frightening thought: from 1958 to 1983, name 100 musical anythings that are iconic, that seem to last beyond their time.

NS: The Beatles, The Stones…

GS: Elvis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, the Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the numerous classic Motown artists, Madonna, U2, Prince, Pink Floyd… The list goes on. Individuals, all unanimously considered classic, timeless, revolutionary. Now from ‘84 until today, name some. Just give me a few — artists that, even after their passing, are or will be inescapable. Artists on the same level as the ones I just mentioned. Even if you don’t like them, they will be impossible to avoid, or deny, even after they’ve stopped making music and maybe passed on. In fact, they become bigger when they stop. Name artists that even compare with the ones I just named.

NS: Nirvana?

GS: Nirvana. That’s about it. They are the notable exception. Keep thinking. It’s harder, isn’t it, to name artists with as much confidence? The pickings are so slim, and it’s not an arbitrary difference. There was a 10- to 15-year period in the ’60s and ’70s that gave birth to almost every artist we now call “iconic,” or “classic.” If you know anything about what makes longevity, about what makes something an everlasting icon, it’s hard to find after that. The craft is gone, and that is what technology, in part, has brought us. What is the next Dark Side of the Moon? Now that the record industry barely exists, they wouldn’t have a chance to make something like that. There is a reason that, along with the usual top-40 juggernauts, some of the biggest touring bands are half old people, like me.”

Except, I dunno, Metallica, The Foo Fighters, Incubus, Linkin Park…all MAJOR rock bands that will be seen as legendary even going into the future.

Just because they aren’t playing what rock and roll USED to be doesn’t make them any less impactful. Sounds like Gene is just mad that people got sick of old fashioned rock and roll and wanted to push the boundaries.

So next Monday I leave for this killer tour with @uponaburningbodyofficial. Come out, say hey, and buy somethin from me! #whitechapel #uabb #glasscloud #tour

So next Monday I leave for this killer tour with @uponaburningbodyofficial. Come out, say hey, and buy somethin from me! #whitechapel #uabb #glasscloud #tour

Literally laughing out loud at internet commenters who don’t think stage diving should EVER happen. Like, not ever. Completely ignoring entire communities of music that were pretty much founded and raised upon crowds going wild and sharing the stage with the crowd.