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MIKEYWAY APPRECIATION POST!



There is a nasty rumor going around that Mikey is a shitty bass player. NOT TRUE. Has anyone besides me ever TRIED to play MCR's basslines? They are really effing complicated! Sure, he's no Les Claypool or Colin Greenwood... but neither is anyone else! Also, listen to MCR live. If you pay close enough attention you'll notice that Mikeyway never misses a note or a beat!

So c'mon and bring the Mikeyway love! Post is unlocked, invite your friends! Let's hear it for everybody's kid brother!

Date: 2009-08-12 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tuesdaysgone.livejournal.com
How is it possible that no one has commented yet? I'm here, I'm here! Ready to be appreciative!!

A THOUSAND TIMES YES to everything in this post :D

Date: 2009-08-12 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
IDEK!! Maybe it's that thing where people don't like being first to the party. BUT THANK YOU FOR BEING FIRST!!

He's not just the spiritual advisor, he's pretty epically talented too!

Date: 2009-08-12 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tuesdaysgone.livejournal.com
Not only am I first to the party, I brought cake.

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It might be a little flame-broiled, but it's still yummy.

Date: 2009-08-12 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Mmmmm cake. Mmmmmmmmmmmm Mikey.

Hahahaha that just reminded me that being the brother of the cupcake king makes Mikey the cupcake prince! I think it's very fitting. :D

Date: 2009-08-12 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locked-knees.livejournal.com
YES, MIKEYWAY IS THE ABSOLUTE SHIT. HEART EYES FOREVER.

Date: 2009-08-12 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
FOR REAL. ♥______♥

Date: 2009-08-12 07:13 pm (UTC)
ext_289215: (MCR Mikey Fuckin Way)
From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
Maybe they were confusing him with Pete. ;)

Date: 2009-08-12 07:32 pm (UTC)
ext_289215: (MCR Mikeyway WTF Unicorns)
From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
Hee. I do love them both, BUT REALLY PEOPLE. MIKEY FUCKING WAY. ♥__♥

Date: 2009-08-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
I think that basically sums it up: MIKEY FUCKING WAY. <33333333

Date: 2009-08-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
ext_289215: (TeniPuri Respect Knuckles)
From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
Hee! *high fives* *fist bumps* *jazz hands*

Date: 2009-08-12 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
I missed your fucking jazz hands! Missed them jazz hands.


Ahem, sorry. Just call me Pavlov's fangirl. <33333

Date: 2009-08-12 07:40 pm (UTC)
ext_289215: (MCR Bob and Frank Yo!)
From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
I don’t want to call anybody out tonight but if anybody’s wearing any neon colors we’re getting rid of that in rock.

APPARENTLY THE BELL WORKS ON ALL OF US. Though I disagree with Gerard about the neon. I NEED IT FOR THE COBRA SHOW, GEE.

Date: 2009-08-12 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Yay!!!

I'm sorry bb, but I have to agree with Gerard on that one. But then, I'm not real into Cobra so there ya go. :)

Date: 2009-08-12 07:43 pm (UTC)
ext_289215: (MCR Suck it Gerard)
From: [identity profile] momebie.livejournal.com
OH, I GUESS I CAN FORGIVE YOU. I just like my excuses to dance like an idiot. I'm getting too old to go to bars, yo. :p

Date: 2009-08-12 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Oh bb, I totes understand that! Trust me when I say that what I listen to when I want to dance like an idiot would horrify Gerard much more than neon's presence in rock. :)

But back to the topic at hand: MIKEY FUCKING WAY.

Date: 2009-08-12 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightlilac.livejournal.com
♥ Also Mikey is currently band spokesperson and purveyor of epic ridiculosity, and all with an entirely straight face. LOVE HIM.

Date: 2009-08-12 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
<3333333

That's right, he is!!! OMG I love his straight faced humor. He is my favorite sarcastic bastard, I love him!

Date: 2009-08-12 08:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-12 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soulascending.livejournal.com
I hate hearing people say Mikey sucks because his bass isn't turned up loud enough to overpower even the kick drum. Loud and reverberating does not a good bassplayer make. Mikey has a subtle and original style that you have to listen for to notice (or have a fucking hella fantastic sub, such as Simon has on his computer). Just because he's subtle doesn't mean he sucks, and anyone who says as much really needs to cry more emo tears and get over it.

If you want Les Claypool, go fucking listen to Primus.

And if you want shitty fucking bass, I'd have to say go listen to early Fall Out Boy. No offense to any Wentz fans, but he really was not.. the best bassist, early in their career.

Mikey also makes up for any bass flourishing by being witty, sarcastic, hilarious and totally deadpan, not to mention putting up with some of the shittiest and craziest fans in the whole entire universe.

To paraphrase my dear Isaac: I don't understand why people spend so much time crying over bands they love. Want a tissue?

Date: 2009-08-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Subtle is definitely a good word for his style. You have to listen for it, but when you find it you'll notice it's completely solid, actually really interesting, and pretty damn complicated if you try to play it yourself. When I started learning to play bass, I printed out some MCR bass tabs thinking "oh this shouldn't be too hard" and wow was I ever wrong. Mikeyway won a whole new level of respect for me when I tried to replicate what he does.

And listening to them live is the best test. He's seriously always fucking ON. I love him dearly, and this doesn't make him any less of an amazing guitarist because HE IS, but Frank fucks up more live than Mikey does (which is still not a lot at all), but no one ever accuses him of being a shitty guitarist because HE'S NOT. Just like Mikey's not a shitty bass player.

Date: 2009-08-12 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wasoncedelight.livejournal.com
I don't know enough to comment intelligently on his musicality, but I adore the shit out of that kid. He always gets my vote. <3

How about I bombard you with media you won't be able to see on your phone? :D?

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I AM MAKING MYSELF STOP NOW.
Edited Date: 2009-08-12 08:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-12 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Mikeyway was our first favorite, Mel!! Let's never forget this!!! :DDDD

I'll be able to watch the YouTube clips though! :DDDD

Re: SPAMMMMM PART 1

Date: 2009-08-12 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Excellent spam, m'dear. Feel free to keep it comin! :D

Date: 2009-08-12 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
True story: I can't see the second to last pic without hearing Mikey say, "sup, duuuuude" in my head. :D

Date: 2009-08-12 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nova-bright.livejournal.com
MIKEYWAY IS EVERYONE'S GIRLFRIEND >:(


Also, he had the good sense to get married to the hotass Alicia Simmons, and one must respect him for that.

Date: 2009-08-12 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
Everyone's kid brother AND girlfriend! :)

His wife is srsly a Hottie McHotterson. And she's from pretty much the same part of the world as me, so definitely good sense to marry her!

Date: 2009-08-12 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentdescant.livejournal.com
I saw those comments and was like HEY, THAT IS NOT COOL! because MIKEY FUCKING WAY is clearly amazingly awesome. Gerard is so proud of him and inspired by him and HE IS EVERYBODY'S KID BROTHER, OKAY. he has some serious charisma, because I think every person who comes into contact with him becomes friends with him.

I wish the bass was turned up a bit on MCR's songs! just because he's drowned out doesn't mean he's not good!

Date: 2009-08-12 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morebliss.livejournal.com
MUSIC IS IN HIS BLOOD! WE ♥ YOU MIKEYWAY!


Date: 2009-08-13 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
My love for that picture cannot be textually rendered. Seriously. :D

Date: 2009-08-13 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciel-vert.livejournal.com
I think you have pretty much captured the complete essence of Mikey Fuckin Way bb. <333333

Date: 2009-08-13 02:10 pm (UTC)
ext_11414: (Default)
From: [identity profile] maryangel200.livejournal.com
MIKEY WAY IS BASICALLY WINNING AT EVERYTHING.

MIKEY WAY IS THE UNICORN WHISPERER, HE POOPS RAINBOW CUPCAKES AND HE WAS TOKYO DRIFTED IN TOKYO. HOW COOL IS THAT?

Date: 2009-08-13 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak25.livejournal.com
i have nothing much to say but:

YOU KNOW THAT FIST OF AN ANGRY GOD? YEAH, I WOULDN'T EVEN HIT IT LIKE THAT. I'D HIT IT MORE THAN THAT. AND Y'ALL KNOW Y'ALL WOULD TOO. ♥

Date: 2009-10-06 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mourning-night.livejournal.com
What a very odd idea to have about Mikey. He's always been a really solid player right from Bullets on. It's really noticable on Bullets because Matt's drumming technique changes from song to song whereas Mikey's bass technique doesn't. I think it was Alex Savadra (sp?) who said that Mikey did all his parts for the Bullet's reconding in a single take which is a rather impressive feat. I do wish that MCR would turn him up a bit because he's hard to hear sometimes.

Date: 2011-05-17 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shinetheway.livejournal.com
Has anyone besides me ever TRIED to play MCR's basslines?

Okay, wow, I know this comes across as Ghosts of Posts Past, but...I have!! And you're right, they are amazingly interesting and subtle and complicated. The bassline for Black Parade is just epic and awesome, and the one for House of Wolves is bouncy and funky, and I am utterly in love with the basslines for Danger Days, especially Na Na Na, Bulletproof Heart, and Kids from Yesterday. It seems to have a stronger presence bass-wise, or maybe I'm just getting better at picking out the basslines.

Also, I should probably mention that I love your fic. :D
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