• “Jazz hands”
• That lil tongue thing he does
• “let’s get these teen hearts beating faster FaStEr”
• The Ryhawk
• “I don’t smoke”
• Holding Brendon’s hand when the interviewer took his phone away
• “So I burned it alive”
• Dottie Ross
• all his Halloween costumes
• “well I’m afraid that I”
• his cute button nose
• his heart-wrenching lyrics that have touched so many people around the world
• “no but I got cheese whiz!”
Jon Walker came up with the line ‘sugarcane in the easy morning weathervanes my one and lonely’. What does it mean Mr. Flip flop man?
Despite the fact that he only plays Nine in the Afternoon these days, Brendon’s favorite song to play live used to be Mad As Rabbits!
It’s well known that the line ‘reinvent love’ in Mad As Rabbits refers to a poem by the gay French poet Rimbaud, where he says he doesn’t like women, so love should be reinvented. However, Ryan’s girlfriend at the time, Keltie, believed the line was about her telling Ryan to reinvent himself. Miscommunication? Lying by omission?
In the booklet, Brendon and Spencer have thanked ‘That Green Gentleman’ lmao. That Green Gentleman is.. well.. weed..?
At first glance, the songs seem to be happy love songs, but if you examine them, quite a few talk about cheating, fighting and breaking up.
Funnily enough, Ryan wasn’t always a beatlesfucker. It was Brendon who grew up listening to the Beatles. Ryan got into them as an adult, a while before the album.