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EVERY WORD HANDWRITTEN:  A Gaslight Anthem Fan Zine

Hey, everyone.  My name is Tres Dean and if you’ve been following me on here for more than 5 minutes, you know that I’m a huge fan of The Gaslight Anthem.  They’re my favorite band that is still actually together and making music and touring and whatnot.

I find them hugely inspiring on multiple levels and their work has influenced me as a writer and a person in general.

Last summer I penned an outline to a 5-ish page comic adaptation of one of my favorite songs by them called “The Backseat.”  I’m working over the next couple of months with a friend of mine (y'all follow swrdplay.tumblr.com to see his crazy nice work) to actually get it produced.

The whole process of this got me thinking about how cool it would be to put together a small fan zine of Gaslight Anthem-inspired art and adaptations.  I have no idea what the interest in this would be like, so I’m using this post to gauge that.  

The general goal would be to produce a fan zine over the next few months filled with pinups, design pieces, and sequential art adaptations all based on the band and their songs.  It would probably shy away from pieces depicting the band themselves and focus more on stuff like the above piece by El Jefe (my single favorite piece he’s done for them….guys, how great is that print?!).  You know, art pieces inspired by songs or overarching themes in their music.  We’d probably just produce it as a .pdf and send it to the participants and anybody interested in looking at it.  And if participants want to print a few copies on their own to hand out, that’s also fine.  Obviously we can’t really generate profit from this because I have a feeling it’s several different kinds of illegal.  It’s more something I’d wanna do as a tribute to a band I care about a lot.

Maybe I’m the only person that would be interested in doing this, but I figured it’s worth a shot to see if anybody else would be down.  Shoot me an email at tresdeanrva@gmail.com or drop me a message here if you’d like to talk about getting this together.  

At the very least, it’d be super cool if people could reblog this or send it to friends that might be interested.  Thanks!

Skate and Surf 2015 Playlist

  1. The Artist In The Ambulance - Thrice
  2. Stare At The Sun - Thrice
  3. Passing Through A Screen Door - The Wonder Years
  4. Came Out Swining - The Wonder Years
  5. Nerve - The Story So Far
  6. Framework - The Story So Far
  7. Six Shades of Sin - American Nightmare
  8. Tonight We Ride - American Nightmare
  9. The Fox, The Crow, And The Cookie - MeWithoutYou
  10. January 1979 - MeWithoutYou
  11. Go Down In History - Four Year Strong
  12. We All Float Down Here - Four Year Strong
  13. A Mile High - Souvenirs
  14. Gradient - Souvenirs
  15. I Don’t Mind - Defeater
  16. Bastards - Defeater
  17. Life In A Jar - Superheaven
  18. I’ve Been Bored - Superheaven
  19. Who’s Gonna Carry You Home? - Elder Brother
  20. Wish You Were Here (Ryan Adams cover) - Elder Brother
  21. The ‘59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem
  22. 1,000 - The Gaslight Anthem
  23. I can Feel A Hot One - Manchester Orchestra
  24. Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra
  25. Twin Size Mattress - The Front Bottoms
  26. Flashlight - The Front Bottoms
  27. Floorboards - Real Friends
  28. Summer - Real Friends
  29. Broken Cash Machine - Modern Baseball
  30. Apartment - Modern Baseball
  31. April - Pianos Become The Teeth
  32. Repine - Pianos Become The Teeth
  33. Filthy Luck - Beach Slang
  34. Dirty Cigarettes - Beach Slang

FARTHER

a jim kirk fanmix // LISTEN

  1. “farther” - great lakes
  2. “what am i becoming?” - pop etc.
  3. “american slang” - the gaslight anthem
  4. “miracle mile” - cold war kids
  5. “the speedway motor racers club” - steel train
  6. “home” - the great northern
  7. “you’re a wolf” - sea wolf
  8. “high wide & handsome” - loudon wainwright III
  9. “midwestern dirt” - dear & the headlights
  10. “watch the sky” - something corporate
  11. “make it” - snakehips
  12. “top” - hoonch
  13. “still” - great lakes swimmers
  14. “stranger” - miles
  15. bonus track: “shoot down the stars” - gym class heroes
The Diamond Church Street Choir
The Gaslight Anthem
The Diamond Church Street Choir

Everybody singing who does it better than we do?
Them sopranos in Andy Diamond’s choir
And whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, nobody knows
I’ve been crazy for so long without you

And just, baby, who sings the rhythm and the blues
So sad, so slow, like I do, like I do?
And oh, ain’t it just like you want to?
And oh, ain’t it just like you always wanted to?

anonymous asked:

I am literally too depressed to talk to any of my friends or respond to their texts or messages. Everything feels like so much work and such a job to me. I'm so stressed and tired. I don't know what to do. I'm sorry for whining, I just don't know who to go to because I have no one.

Hey kid I’m here for you. Have some peanuts. Have you heard the arctic monkeys album? Or the killers new album? Pretty great right? Have you ever had Turkish coffee? Go online and look how to make it and then go get the ingredients from the store and do it. Have you listen to american slang by the gaslight anthem yet because it’s really good. Go for a really long walk maybe. Or better yet do that while listening to the smiths. I promise it’ll help a little bit