Monday, June 13, 2005

Comment, Baby. I Am Not Afraid.
Here's what's called an open thread. Post comments about whatever you like, OK Go-related or otherwise. I care not. It's just an experiment. It's also an invitation, I guess, to those of you with something to say, but no blog to say it in. And also to those of you who are too lazy (or scared) to visit the OK Go Bulletin Board.


Blogger Jorge said...

There. I started it off for you.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Why aren't your collective rocking asses coming to new york?
i need to be rocked. and i don't mean the mountian i just climbed!


1:02 PM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

I agree with theresa even though I do not know who she is. New York beckons you with its shady streets and even shadier bums.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous meredith said...

i am not afraid!

.. but i have nothing to comment about.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous dusty stinkblossoms said...

I like this better than the previous post, that one was repellin' Come back to Chicago, we're ever so trendy and well-intentioned.

4:29 PM  
Blogger a drum roll please said...

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4:35 PM  
Blogger a drum roll please said...

ok because i can comment about anything....i will.

you know in those commercials for shave gel?

well it shows the guy shaving and it's all smooth and stuff and he feels his face and smirks then! out of nowhere some woman, from who the hell knows, walks up to him and rubs her face agains his like 'wow! this is so amazing!' and the whole thing comfuses me so much i have to turn off the t.v.

if this event and/or something like this has ever taken place in your life and/or your friends life, notify me as soon as possible.

4:41 PM  
Blogger melloniel said...

Apparently I have a blog I've never used. Huh. I blog on my livejournal anyway.

But I'm with the NYC crowd! I'd rather like to not have to pay $20 to go down to Jersey to see OK Go again. :)

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

So's my comment. I was supposed to see y'all in LA, but my friend was a punk and didn't get to my house in time and we missed the show. I'm still broken up over not seeing the new dance routine or what other songs you can now play.

Keep up with the west coast tours, I'll be there.

5:59 PM  
Blogger the disheveled said...

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6:36 PM  
Anonymous Fran said...

From your answers, I'm guessing you're pretty disheveled.

On another note, that whole michael jackson thing is pretty nuts, huh? did you see that woman releasing white doves into the crowd as they read the verdict?

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Kayleigh said...

I love you guys. The new music is great. Come to ohio. now.
apparently, from what I've been told, it's for lovers.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about Ohio, but OK Go is definitely for lovers :)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Sannie said...

I'd like to say that I really can't wait for the new album. I've been listening to the CD single for "Do What you Want" nonstop since seeing you in Jersey w/the Kaiser Chiefs!

I'd also like to say that I think OK Go is one of the hardest working bands out there. Not many bands try to reach out to their fans personally, and I really think it's great. Can't wait for you to come back to NY!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

come back to DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damian=extremely sexy

9:29 PM  
Blogger Katy* said...

I second (or third or seventh or whatever) the whole come to NYC thing, 'cause even though I live in Jersey, it's close enough to make me happy :-D

and I second the whole damian = extremely sexy thing, and would like to expand it to "ok go = extremely sexy"

i can't think of anything else to say....except don't read my blog, it's old and outdated and really

9:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I think if there's a general consensus that you should all come back to New York? Why deny the masses of what they want??

Also I've got a question for Damian:
Why did you decide to cut your hair?

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I would also like to know what propelled you to cut your hair. Not that it looks bad, because I'm quite certain nothing could make you look bad, but still. The shaggy hair was hot.

Also, come to Boston. I am dying to see you guys again.

Annnd, when will there be new tour dates? I want to plan trips and such to see you gus, but if you don't tour then I can't. And if you don't post tour dates I can't get off from work. For my sake, and every other fans sake...TOUR SOON!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

I noticed a suspicious lack of information about a certain rather scandalous photoshoot in a recent issue of Jane. I think the readers of this blog would very much like to see it, don't you?

11:26 PM  
Blogger ChrisJ said...


I fear message boards.
I do not fear OK Go.
Come back to New York.


11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE return to Vancouver, I still have my post concert smirk on my face m ore than a week after the show, you guys were even more amazing than I had hoped :)

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to say that even though my friend and i missed half of OkGo's set at the Avalon, it was worth going to see the new's great. It's always great.

i think it's just me, but I have a comment about Damien. The first 20 secs you spend with Damien is great, he makes you feel like a million bucks, but the last 20 secs he spares you makes you feel like you're just in his's a weird S&M thing going on, cuz as a fan i want to talk to him, but then i don't want to be on the aftertaste of the first 20 seconds... i just want to be breathing the same air he does, but sometimes he makes it feel like there is not enough air for me to breath in.

& i'm waiting for his tight red pants to bust open!

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Zoe said...

Hello there. This is Zoe, who just saw you all at the Oakland, Santa Ana, and LA shows. I just wanted to say to Andy that I'm really sorry I caused you to be detained on your way to the party after the show at the Avalon. It was really great of you to stop and talk to me, and I saw that it caused you to be stopped by a bunch of people when you were clearly in a hurry. I'm sorry. I really never want to be a bother or burden to you or anyone else in the band with my picture-taking and all that. Thank you for being so great to your fans and in particular for being so tolerant of my enthusiasm, even when it is ill-timed.

You guys are ridiculously fabulous, and I hope you are enjoying some well-earned time to yourselves now that the tour is over. Thanks for everything.


P.S. I talked to a bunch of Kaiser Cheifs fans at the concert and they all were floored by your set. I directed them all to the website. ("It's .NET, not .COM.") So way to win over the masses. Not that there was any chance you wouldn't.

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Clairey said...

mello!! wel i jst wana say wen wen wen r u gona tour the UK...coz im dyin 2 c u live!! wen u do decide to pop acros the pond..please come to southampton...we wil welcome u wiv open arms!!

4:22 AM  
Blogger JoAnna Black said...

It wouldn't let me post as "other" or "anonymous" (and I didn't really want to be anonymous anyway) so I signed up for a blogger account. For you.

So, anyway, some ramblings by me, JoAnna Black:

I think the moment I realized that my cousins upstate weren't worthy of the hero-worship I had given them in my younger days was when my cousin Jonathan said he didn't like Beck. How can you not like Beck? I was listening to Odelay in my grandma's den and he asked me to turn it off. Since that summer I haven't really enjoyed visiting that part of the family, mostly because I realized how lame they are. Really, they're all a bunch of hicks and many of them are prone to mean-spirited teasing. I don't think I've been up there since 2003. Which is basically really crazy. I think part of the reason I don't want to go up there is because I think certain people will react with great vitriol to my tattoos. I think that it's such a stupid thing to get so upset about. And it does upset people--a lot. My aunt who has tattoos gets on my case about mine, and she definitely has more, bigger and STUPIDER ones than I do.

Speaking of music I liked around the age of twelve, I've been thinking about it and I was pretty much really awesome in middle school. The first album I ever bought was Blur's self-titled when I was in 6th grade, I think. From there, I bought Beck's Odelay, a lot of Beatles and Bowie albums. Basically, I know of the awesomeness of the letter B in rock. I think I have my dad to thank for never having listened to really shitty music as a kid. I never bought the soundtrack to Titanic or a Jock Jams compilation (although I do own one since one Christine Barrett gave me Volume 2 for my 12th birthday...she would later deny it vehemently, but I know the truth) or a Spice Girls album (I know some of you will find this SCANDALOUS) or any sort of boy band. Is that slightly elitist of me? Yes. Do I think that the music I just listed is bad? Yes. Do I care? No.

I've been thinking about Lindsey a lot the past couple of weeks. We drove by Good Counsel on the 6th and my dad asked me if memories came to mind when we went by it and told him, "not pleasant ones," and apparently my mom thought I was being emo about high school being sucky for me but actually I was legitimately upset about someone I knew being murdered. My dad stuck up for me and told her that she was being a heartless bitch and I was obviously still grieving Lindsey's death, and she shut up about it. (Well, he might not have actually called her a heartless bitch, but he ought to have.) Today I saw on Liz's journal a link to an article about a man being arrested and charged in her case. He was charged with first-degree murder, rape, arson, burglary and reckless endangerment. When I think about what happened to her I see her eyes. Lindsey had beautiful blue eyes that were so expressive. I see her eyes and I see in them pain but mostly fear. It's hard to think about; really I don't want to think about it but harder than thinking about it is not thinking about it. If that makes sense. Is it macabre to ruminate on her death? I guess by the definition of macabre it is, so what I'm really asking is whether it's healthy or not to be thinking about it so much. I don't know.

Also, I whole-heartedly agree with everyone who said you need to come back to NY. NY is the place to be! And it is no longer freezing cold and rainy. No, now we've got lovely muggy, feels-like-it's-always-about-to-thunderstorm, hot as hell weather. Really, it's inticing, isn't it?

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell damian i want to do naughty things to him. also, you should come to the UK.

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come back to LA! You lot were fantastic performing at the Avalon - I don't think one person in the venue wasn't a fan after your performance and new dance. OK Go + Kaisers = brilliant.

7:10 AM  
Blogger silverpistola said...

I love my MP3 player. I call him Julian. When I am having a bad day Julian can always make me smile. Julian never tells me my eyebrows need plucking. Julian never tells me to stop watching cartoons. Julian never tells me that I can't go out with James because he is too old.
No, Julian just plays music that I like.

P.S. You guys should come back to the UK! I miss your funkadelic, splendidlious, superphantastisch dance routines!

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rusty IS the american dream

annnnnd we love him :)

9:34 AM  
Blogger elizabertie said...

I am not afraid.

Rusty, I think that simple statement says a lot about you. I'm not a psychologist, I'm a microscopist, but I know a scared little boy in need of affirmation when I see one.

You have proven to all of us that you can do the impossible by learning 2 albums-worth of some of the most intricately arranged music on the planet in such a short period of time (like I said, I'm a biologist, not a musician, but I know f**king amazing music when I hear it). We all love you Andy!!!


10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was beautifully put elizabertie. I second all that she said.

Andy, you rock, rock!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

I remember my first OK Go concert, back when I was 13, when no one had heard of OK Go. Back then, you guys (-Rusty, +Andy Duncan) wore jeans and t-shirts. I remember prostrating my shrieking self at Damian's feet, asking him insane amounts of questions, telling him about my upcoming birthday in shrill tones, and other highly embarrassing things which must have gotten quite annoying. Damian took it very well. I'm just glad he never remembers me.

How the band has changed since then...

5:22 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

I believe it's justified when I say "Andy rox0rz."

6:13 PM  
Blogger emily said...

last night, when the kaiser chiefs were on Leno, their drummer nick was wearing an Ok Go t-shirt. i thought that was very nice and awesome of him seeing that on Friday, he was wearing a shirt that said his own name.

rock on Ok Go

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Dear Ok Go,

You guys played one of the best shows I've ever seen. Come back to DC.


10:30 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Dear Ok Go,

You guys played one of the best shows I've ever seen. Come back to DC.


10:30 PM  
Anonymous captain alison said...

Hey! OKGo! Come back to Florida!....pretty please?? You four lads were absolutely fantasmic! Plus, I know we are all greatly desiring to see the new end-of-set dance! Indulge us, OKGo! Indulge us!

Sincerely Youuuuuurrsss!
-Captain "Comandeer of the Bucket" Alison

P.S. Damn, those are some sweet threads!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salut Ok Go!!

J'ai manquer vos deux derniers shows à Montreal et je suis vraiment triste. La prochaine fois que vous aller venir faire une tournée au Canada, SVP faite un arrêt à Ottawa car c'est vraiment une belle place et c'est aussi la capitale du Canada!! Il y a plein de fans de Ok Go ici!!

A plus tard!


ps: I'm writing in french just so you guys can use a french translator and nothing is actually going to make any sense but i'm sure it will be very funny! :) Also can't wait for the new album!

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Ronny Cary said...

To Jorge- I wonder what the experiment is all about... perhaps it is to see how much Michael Jackson is mentioned in the thread... on an unrelated charge, I ordered a t-shirt and other items that I have not recieved... I sincerely hope to recieve this stuff soon, and will wear it at my next few gigs... you are still appreciated Jorge, despite this setback in my wardrobe.

To OK Go- Thank you for being great guys and chatting it up with me and my girlfriend at the Minneapolis show. You made a lot of fans happy by being accessable, and I didn't get a chance to tell you how inspiring your show was! As a performer, I love a band that has fun with the crowd.

Thanks guys!

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Callie said...

It just goes to show how great you guys are that you converted a heavy metal woman into a squealing/gushy teenager. I am said child. Sad, yes, but it's your fault not mine. :P
Love the sweet dance moves. (Jorge has got it goin' on!)
Please please come to Louisiana! We are in serious need of rocking w/ you boys.

Ok Go rocks my non-existant-socks (barefoot and proud of it)
Cheers Lads

2:44 PM  
Anonymous srA* said...

OK GO = hot sex + music

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Tammie said...

since this is the first summer my dad's letting me have a life and go to concerts i second, third, fourth and fifth any notion for another d.c. concert.

it's really great when you ask people to replicate the sound made by a dj scratching.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous mcnee said...

To all members and those affiliated with Ok Go:

Thank you for rocking me like a hurricane.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

listen, i really need a show. i need a pick me up in my life. you could be the cure.

"I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again:
Mine ear is much enamour'd of thy note;
So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape;
And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me
On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee."

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Stef said...

come to the uk! i never got to see you first (or second) time around

can safely that the s/t cd is one of those i can come back to an listen a million times over!

liking invincible as well!


5:12 PM  
Anonymous Stef said...

and theresa you rule for the midsummer nights dream-age!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous alynn. said...

I'm afraid.

6:11 PM  
Blogger lazzy said...

please come to houston *whimper*

2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to Rochester. We are waiting for you.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

Houston is a street in Manhattan's Lower East Side, as well as a city in Texas, only we say it HOW-stun, not HEW-stun. I think you should come play somewhere on or around HOW-stun street, but not Mercury Lounge because their shows are always 21+.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

I agree with chloe, who incidentally I do know. You need to go to a 16+ venue so underage girls can throw themselves at you.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

today i had orientation at a day camp. i was assigned a general counselor position (as opposed to being a "group" counselor) with 3 other girls. all day i listened to them complain about the lack of tips involved in our job. i, on the other hand, informed them that my brother had never been highly tipped even though he was a "group" counselor (and he was loved like a big teddy bear). still, they complained. now im complaining about them complaining. oh how the world goes round.

your new video cheered me up. nice job boys.

8:53 PM  
Blogger betweenbars said...

What is the likelihood of you guys coming to Tokyo in the next year? Because doesn't this sound like fun?

1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Damian, thanks for sexing me up, your turnaround time is outstanding. A little orange juice and 20 minutes! Bless.
2. Such a fun video! I love it!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with everyone who said you should come to New York. It would make me ever so happy.

And incidentally, the new CD has made its permanent home in my CD player... it's never leaving.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS. Heck yes for underage venues!

12:26 AM  
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