I hate that word—“lucky.” It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.
- Peter Dinklage
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If You’re Afraid Of Heights, Skip This Post Immediately! 5 Videos Of Crazy Kids Engaged In The Sport Of’Roofing’
Like the title says, this post is not for people afraid of heights or for people afraid to witness the near death experiences of bored teenagers in Russia, who get their kicks from climbing insanely tall infrastructure and walking the thin line between life and death. For all those who want to press on and watch these videos, make sure you have something to clutch on to and be prepared for sweaty palms….
1. Don’t try to be the “manager”, do not get involved with band business, that is for the band.
2. Don’t ask his bandmates for relationship advice.
3. Do Not complain when your (insert holiday here) date gets cancelled because a show has been scheduled. Holidays are no longer yours. Even Valentines Day!
4. ***It’s NOT mandatory that you are at every show.***
5. Do not get jealous when your boyfriend talks to groupies. They are the one’s buying the CDs and merch, not you, so let them have their time. And remember…you get to go home with him!
6. Babies don’t make men quit bands….especially if you were a groupie.
7. No, the band does not want you to go on tour with them. Like your going to sleep in the back of a van and eat ramen for 4 months straight!?
8. Don’t make the following introduction: Hi! I’m _____. My boyfriend is in ______.
9. Don’t follow him around at shows like a lost puppy, he is taking care of business, find your own crowd.
10. Don’t go to band practice (Unless Invited). And it’s normal to have practice more than once a week.
11. Do not assume everyone loves your boyfriend’s band.
12. Don’t make out with other band members girlfriends at the bar. Save that for the after party.
13. Don’t turn yourself into a walking flyer for your boyfriend’s band. The shirt is fine, but must you break out the hat, the hoodie, AND the stickers on your ass?
14. No rumpshaka dances during the show, that is unless your man is in 2 Live Crew.
15. Do not change your style based on the type of band you date. Going from preppy to Nu to hardcore shows you are not your own individual.
16. If he calls while out on the road, don’t complain about when he is coming home. You’re lucky he is using the quarter to call you, instead of buying gas or food.
17. Never say anything negative about your man’s band that you cannot say to him. It will only come back to bite you in the ass.
18. If you’re a stripper, keep work on the pole, not at shows. Not everyone wants to know Victoria’s Secret.
19. Never cause a fight right before your man goes on stage. Relationship problems can be dealt with after the show.
20. If they have a show out of town, don’t drive just so you and your boy can have “alone time”. Because you want to “talk”.
21. Don’t buy your man a new intrument so he and his band mates can match. It’s metal core, not fashion core.
22. You cannot drink on the band’s tab! Buy your own! (also dont get so drunk that you embarrass your boyfriend or his bandmates)
23. Keep the band separate from your everyday life. That’s your boyfriend’s passion, find your own