Wednesday, May 18, 2005
"Name Taken,Well well wellâ€¦ kind of a big announcement.â€¦ June 11th at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA will be Name Takenâ€™s final show. We have thought long and hard over the past few months and decided it was the best thing for us to do. First, I want to say, â€œNO!â€ we are not all fighting and want to punch each other and canâ€™t stand being in a band together anymore. Although Iâ€™m sure that would have been a good story (kind of like the â€œfightâ€ with Maida April fools joke). We are all still good friends and most of us will even being going to school together and will be making fun of each other constantlyâ€¦ which brings me to the real reason/sâ€¦ A few of us want to go back to school and as many know, it is impossible or close to, to do that and be a full time touring/struggling band at the same time. We also simply didnâ€™t have it in our hearts to do this sort of thing anymore. As much as we love and live on music, we were just ready to do something new. And some guy in the band (no names) is a poker fanatic and lost all of our money in one game (ok, thatâ€™s not true)â€¦. Ok, his name is Ryan and he is the poker master. The past few years have been pretty much amazing to say the least and we canâ€™t thank enough our families, friends and all of the people that supported us, befriended us or let us stay over at their sweet (or sometimes not so sweet) estates. So yah, I guess thatâ€™s itâ€¦. Crazyâ€¦ anywaysâ€¦. Our last show will be at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA on June 11th w/ Maida (our best Fiddler Records radical dude guys), and William Tell who used to be in Something Corporate (NO! WE NEVER COVERED THAT KONSTATINE SONG! IT WASNâ€™T US! [sorry we had to make sure we went out with everyone know thing]). Thanks so much to everyone and hopefully weâ€™ll meet up again somedayâ€¦.. Name Taken â€“ out p.s. All we want to say is thank you to those of you who truly supported and believed in us. We love you, and want to assure you that it is far from the end of the world. (Iâ€™ve already heard that from a few of you which worries us deeply) Please listen to something new, please replace us. Weâ€™re sorry to disappoint some of you, but at the same time, we just could not finish a record good enough for ourselves and you. We had a fantastic time being name taken. Thank you for everything. â€¦â€¦â€¦absolutely No hype, please. p.p.s..This last year has been wonderful. All I can do is thank the following people: Blake, Chad (LA, OC, and Texas), Juan.... It was a pleasure. Danni and Brett too. Hayes, CJ, Melendo, Big Chase, Lil Chase, you guys helped us sooooo much. Beau, Rori! Chad OH, Drew and Chris PA, Frank&Luis NJ, Tammy FL, Sam and Adam IA, Jolly NY, Alex MD, John MO, Chris KC, and all of your families, thanks for always giving us a home that was furnished a little better than the van. You saw what it meant to us. (that goes to The Martoniks, Brittney, and Charlie too.) Fiddler, Lance, Jim, and Evange, John, I know I don't have to say it, so I won't, because it might come out cheap. The Means, Atkinsons, Peredas, and Edwards.......!!!! (the Meisenbachs too) All the bands we played with, made fun of, and became great friends with, I won't forget it. Thank you all for putting up with us. I had fun. p.p.p.s. we will be playing two very special oldies at our last show for some of you turds that wouldnâ€™t let them go!"
WHY WHY WHY DO THEY HAVE TO BREAK UP THIS IS TERRIBLE!