I just found out over the weekend that one of my favorite defunct bands has reunited and a new album is due out this November on Trustkill. You know how I found out? I tweeted this last December:
15:38 all i want for xmas is for armsbendback to reunite. get on that, fat man.
In my heart, I always knew that posting my tweets to my blog would benefit me someday (on top of the fact that 75% of my tweets were vaporized during the Great Twitter/Facbook Outage of Summer ’09), and this was finally validated over the weekend when SANTA HIMSELF found the entry containing that tweet and left this comment:
well merry fuckin christmas
odd how i was trying to find out more about this fantastic news and this blog is the first thing that came up in the search
I listened to their album “The Waiting Room” a lot back when it came out in 2003. It got me through some tense and frustrating days at Weiss Meats, where I was the office manager and spent most of my four years there plotting suicide and homocide. And even to this day it remains one of the few albums that I can listen to start to finish, no skipping required.
This song in particular, “Arms of Automation,” STILL makes my eyes sting with tears when I hear it.
Thank you, Santa. I will never refer to you as “Fat Man” ever again.
(I hope they tour. Get on that one next, Santa.)