If you think that Punk Rock, Emo and Alternative are only for dejected teens, think again. The Pop Punk/Rock/Alternative/Emo room is filled with friendly upbeat people ready to rock out and have a great time doing it! If you want to crowd surf with awesome buds, this is the room for you!
jessipedia: hey folks
Tired Tigress: Hi Jess.
jessipedia: So, how did the room get started?
THEdickhatch: Well, when the FBR room died, Jon made this.
Feve10: Jon aka therarecreature
DJ DORFPIMP started playing “For Members Only” by Northstar
THEdickhatch: Fueled By Ramen
TheRareCreature: Dorfpimp and I were working together…I made a room for us to DJ in together…was on a pop punk kick but wanted more variety. Dick and Quart were our two first super regulars and then Neesh came along.
DJ DORFPIMP: so we were like we need to make a room for all kinds of awesome music we enjoy and then it grew slowly. like watching a baby grow.
Another Band Girl: Then cool people find each other. The rest is history. Since Jon and Adam spoke to everyone in chat, it became a room of friends with the same music taste.
Tired Tigress: But we later expanded the room’s musical palette to incorporate mostly everything.
jessipedia: Growth was slow at first? How long did it take until the room was up and running?
me ow: A few weeks to get more than 10-15 reliable regulars
Neesh: We were bumpin’ from the get go, because… who doesn’t love Brand New?
TheRareCreature: Well we always had Adam, me, Quart, and Dick and the crowd slowly grew in 2-3 weeks
DJ DORFPIMP: id say maybe a month until we had some real organization neesh created the fbook page and now we have twitter and tumblr too
TheRareCreature: Neesh abandoned her room basically for us - she has been a star
Van Diver: we have a tumblr?
Neesh: http://bestroomontt.tumblr.com you can submit your own posts too
schwamclutch: i think when neesh started the facebook page is when it really started to grow into something massive
jessipedia: so you have tumblr, Facebook, and a twitter. What inspired you to get so well connected?
TheRareCreature: NEESH - like i said before…she’s a social media queen
@STRIKERSAURS started playing “Ghost Town” by Shiny Toy Guns
The_JD: we have good people Jess
Bryan Donohoo: neesh
Another Band Girl: The thing is - we have like llegiot friendships. I wasn’t kidding earlier wen I said that Jon, Adam and I have videochatted. They live too far to ever really come see me. (womp womp womp missing the BN show)
TheRareCreature: We don’t have to connect - neesh connects for us
Neesh: I do all that stuff for bands so I just brought it over to the room
Benabary: jon doesnt understand twitter. its too mainstream for him
TheRareCreature: I just don’t know how to Tumblr
jessipedia: @Neesh, So it was just a natural continutaiton?
Another Band Girl: Everyone else in the room who still knows me - lets be friends again! <3
Neesh: Indeed it was, Jess. It didn’t make sense to me why we wouldn’t connect away from TT with folks having work, and school- it’s a way for us to stay connected and it also lets everyone know when we go on a Tony Hawk game kick at 4am
jessipedia: how is having a tumblr different than having a fb page? do you cross post everything?
Neesh: not everything. All the networks are used the way they’re meant to
THEdickhatch: tumblr is better at rich text and such facebook is mostly text and links only
The_JD: they post pictures and screen shots on FB
DJ DORFPIMP: facebook give announcements like for this interview or if e are doing 1& done or if someone hits a milestone
Neesh: and twitter is the feed of what’s happening currently, more or less
jessipedia: Your the first room I’ve seen with a twitter. You guys all follow it?
Neesh: there’s a few out there, they just don’t keep up with their twitter
Feve10: i do!!
Sofia_Statix: i do! :
Shadd518: I do :D
Zac Head: i follow it
THEdickhatch: I follow it
The_JD: it follows me on twitter, but I haven’t followed it back yet :/
TheRareCreature: I follow the twitter obviously - i also try to follow all of our regulars…if someone follows me i certainly follow them back
Alex Wohler started playing “8 P.M. (the apple barn) by Mixtapes
jessipedia: I see that it says you can play anything in the Room Info, but whenever I’ve been in here it seems to tend towards rock/punk/alternative. Do you ever have nights where you break out the disco?
Neesh: Rachel, some folks did- but I don’t think they’re here right now
Feve10: jamming SO hard right now
Tired Tigress: Personally, I break out every genre. From death metal to rap to folk.
Neesh: I play a bit of alternative hip-hop
THEdickhatch: We’ve had all kinds of themed nights. We’ve had themes ranging from Disney to middle school heart throbs.
TheRareCreature: Jess- Dick played Rebecca Black today and we get a few hip hop songs everyday
Ricky Fuller: i break out the ska
colleens2sweet: we have theme nights sometime
Sofia_Statix: we’ve have some 90s rap/hip hop rounds
Bryan Donohoo: lol we play crazy stuff at night
Tired Tigress: @jess: Since we can’t change the room name, all we can do it put the musical expansion in the room info, and hope people feel comfortable playing anything.
jessipedia: What draws you all to Pop Punk/Rock/Emo/Alternative music?
THEdickhatch: It’s really happy, Jess. All pop punk is happy.
Sofia_Statix: i’d say lyrics jess
The_JD: speed and sound of the music
Neesh: I agree with DIck
Feve10: the happy lyrics and the guitars and the amount of variety there is to the genre
Neesh: just listen to this, don’t you want to smile and dance?
TheRareCreature: I just can’t do nonstop pop punnk which is why i made this room….there were 2 pop punk rooms in existence at the time and they gave me a headache
Benabary: I honestly love the lyrics. They have a lot of meaning to them for me. I also enjoy nice guitar riffs and breakdowns though
Rughster started playing “Season” by The Academy Is
Sofia_Statix: puts you in a good mood, lifts up your spirits, and makes you just….wanna rock out
Van Diver: etc etc
TwstdByDsn: shit is catchy as hell!
DJ DORFPIMP: i connect to a lot of pop punk cuz of the hopeless romanticism
jessipedia: These genres seem to be associated a lot with moody teenagers. Especially emo. Any thoughts about that?
Benabary: well i am a moody teenager
Tired Tigress: Most of us are past the teenage years, lol
DJ DORFPIMP: I think that is false because a lot of these bands are past their teenage years
TheRareCreature: Jess- I think people just are close-minded and think that because young people enjoy the music…older people can enjoy it too MOST people that come here are over 20
DJ DORFPIMP: these emotions of anger and sadness and frustration and not knowing what ur doing with ur life or relationship
Van Diver: what most people call emo isn’t actually emo.
colleens2sweet: i am no moody teenager
jessipedia: So what is emo?
THEdickhatch: JESS JUST HIT A CORD FOR US ALL NOBODY KNOWS HOW TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
Neesh: what is music without emotion?
Shadd518: music without emotion is dubstep. lawl.
Benabary: emo = sad :’(
Van Diver: emo was originally a derivative of hardcore but their lyrics were formed around how they felt
Neesh: Don’t ask what Emo is haha that’s an age old debate
jessipedia: It’s an interesting debate :)
me ow: I think Emo rounds out the other genres
Neesh: it’s certainly not hot topic rock
Tired Tigress: I think the only way I can properly answer the question is to slit my wrists
DJ DORFPIMP: emo is a social construct jess. it is what u think it is.
TwstdByDsn: Emo used to be the Promise ring & whatnot, now I have no clue anymore
TheRareCreature: It’s an interesting but extremely annoying debate that i don’t care about. We don’t like to debate/discuss genres too much in here
brootalBRYAN started playing “Seven Years” by Saosin
DJ DORFPIMP: yea jess we dont like having genre debates humans love to categorize but at some point its asinine
TheRareCreature: If you try to debate about genres in here you will be tagged as a hipster or a troll
jessipedia: Why don’t you like music/genere debates?
Feve10: it makes people mad…
Van Diver: people just get moody and irritated
Tired Tigress: We usually try to steer away from those kinds of debates, and just play what we like.
MegTifft: people will never agree
TheRareCreature: People get upset when someone says “that’s not real screamo” ”that’s not real emo”. someone comes in says i’m gonna play some emo….somebody else says that’s not emo….etc.
me ow: Genres are so silly now
Tired Tigress: Genres are just silly labels. Music is life, enjoy it.
schwamclutch: it never ever leads to a reasonable discussion of music
Shadd518: Debates make people angry, feelings get hurt
me ow: OH THAT BAND? That’s Power-pop-emo-post-hardcore-punk, geeze, get it right.
DJ DORFPIMP: genres are broad and they only get narrower jess
Zac Head: people are jerks about genre definitions too much. this room is good about letting everyone make their own definitions
jessipedia: Do you have any room rules?
Tired Tigress: 1. Don’t be a jerk.
Feve10: 2.no trolll
Sofia_Statix: no instalaming
DJ DORFPIMP: dont be a jerk and play anything but dubstep
Feve10: rule: be respectful
THEdickhatch started playing “I Want To Save You” by Something Corporate
DJ DORFPIMP: and dont mess with our chicks
jessipedia: Do you have your rules posted anywhere?
me ow: Room Info
TheRareCreature: in the room info - we change them for “one and done”
Feve10: JON have you told her about FYTT yet?!
me ow: FYTT!!
DJ DORFPIMP: jess its what we say when tt screws up and we have to refresh
TheRareCreature: so we would rejoin and say FYTT
jessipedia: it’s what we said too
Zac Head: hahahahaha
TheRareCreature: as mad as we were at Turntable for the glitches we know it’s getting better everyday and using Spotify, Pandora, last.fm is the equivalent of cheating on Turntable
jessipedia: What is the craziest thing you’ve done together as a room?
Feve10: ALL GORILLA STATUS
Benabary: we are having a sushi party right now actually would you like some sushi?
THEdickhatch: We played a dubstep round once
Feve10: gorilla status, when we were all gorillas
TheRareCreature: we once had 15 people with gorilla avatrs…we invaded small rooms simultaneously while typing RAAAAWWR. the gorilla invasion hade me laughing so hard that my stomach hurt
Tired Tigress: We Napoleon’d other rooms.
DJ DORFPIMP: yea the gorilla bombing was amazing
me ow: Walk in and take that shit over.
Sofia_Statix: disney rounds are my favorite!
colleens2sweet: DISNEY ROUNDS <3
Sofia_Statix: i can go the distance
jessipedia: What do think is the one thing that makes your room different from all the other rooms?
Sofia_Statix: this is an overall attractive room
The_JD: we’re hot
DJ DORFPIMP: we have the funniest and friendliest people
The_JD: we are the best room on TT
DJ DORFPIMP started playing “The Only Survivor Was Miraculously Unharmed” by Underoath
me ow: We’re all pretty much attractive.
slickdtc: and the best music.
TwstdByDsn: Sexiest room on TT
Benabary: That jon lets me place christmas music in november. thats pretty differnet
me ow: Except me
DJ DORFPIMP: we care about music a lot and respect that in each of us
jessipedia: If you could listen to tt anywhere, where would that be?
Benabary: an airplane
TwstdByDsn: the toilet
Tired Tigress: In my coffin when I die.
Neesh: in bars
DJ DORFPIMP: EVERYWHERE
TheRareCreature: Everywhere 24/7
Sofia_Statix: on the moon!
Zac Head: i have listened everywhere
DJ DORFPIMP: in the car, on the tv
Bryan Donohoo: in the womens restroom
jessipedia: Have you ever met up IRL?
Tired Tigress: Some of us have, yeah
MegTifft: yes jess
DJ DORFPIMP: MegTifft met me and jon
jessipedia: Where was the meetup?
Neesh: IRL meetups are usually at shows
TheRareCreature: yes- Meg is an incredible person. So sweet (i got like 10 hugs)
MegTifft: i met them at a show
jessipedia: Do you all go to a lot of shows?
DJ DORFPIMP: hell yes
Zac Head: yes
KEVINgotbounce started playing “Fear of Loss” by The Appreciation Post
Van Diver: I went to FEST. /brag.
DJ DORFPIMP: im going to one in 3 hours. lol
Neesh: <3 supporting the arts
TwstdByDsn: I think I went to 6 or 7 last month
jessipedia: best show this year?
Benabary: i work for fearless records i have to
Neesh: THRICE MOVMOU
Benabary: warped tour!
DJ DORFPIMP: ^
Van Diver: Touche Amore, Circle Takes the Square, and Pianos Become the Teeth best show i’ve ever been to, hands down.
TwstdByDsn: Riotfest in chiocago! DESCENDENTS!!!!
Zac Head: best one i saw was reel big fish and streetlight manifesto
DJ DORFPIMP: thrice movmou and la dispute and o’brother
Sofia_Statix: hey Jess, here’s my TT set up over summer! it was pretty epic http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262797_1835680421638_1529280793_31353327_1363546_n.jpg
TheRareCreature: O’Brother, La Dispute, Moving Mountains, and Thrice without a doubt i crowd surfed approximately 20 times
jessipedia: @sofia, so epic!
schwamclutch: thrice-la dispute-obrother-movmou, no doubt
jessipedia: ok, best song you’ve heard in this room?
Tired Tigress: ._.
TheRareCreature: TIRED TIGER
Feve10: oh damn
Tired Tigress: ^
Neesh: Moving Mountains - Tired Tiger
TheRareCreature: without a a duobt
Tired Tigress: TIRED TIGER
TheRareCreature: MovMou FTW
Tired Tigress: Moving Mountains - Tired Tiger
DJ DORFPIMP: yea all of MovMou
brootalBRYAN started playing “Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying to Reach You) by Anthony Green
jessipedia: That’s the most unanimous answer Ive ever gotten to that question.
TheRareCreature: there are a lot of second place songs though Jess…Tired Tiger is handsdown the winner
Neesh: Weerd Science - Clap If You <3 Someone
DJ DORFPIMP: such beautiful hard rockin music
Bryan Donohoo: the alarm
Neesh: xoxo hugs n kisses
Sofia_Statix: and weerd science
THEdickhatch: Best song in this room is definitely Jon’s Paramore Cover
schwamclutch: Manchester Orchestra - I Can Barely Breathe
Benabary: I actually like hearing the wonder years here
Tired Tigress: \m/
jessipedia: Ok folks, that’s it. Any last comments?
slickdtc: my cat farted in my face
Tired Tigress: Make sure you let the blog readers know that I need blood.
TheRareCreature: Last comment - our girls are cuter than the orange indie bear room….i told them that’s why we got the ROTW and they said there’s were cuter….YEAH RIGHT!
TwstdByDsn: thanks jess!
jessipedia: it was great chatting with everyone!
Feve10: come hang soon!!!