Day 8: Cheating Sadness
So, I’m going to cheat a little. My “picture” is going to be a website. BUT, it’s the lack of a certain picture on this website that makes me sad.
This saddens me for 2 reasons.
1. I think it’s lame for bands to use myspace as their website. Especially bands as smart as these guys.
2. Look down in the members section. There used to be a 4th name there. “Yates” (he was a one-namer… like “Bono” and “Cher”) was the keyboard player. An intregal part of the After Edmund sound… and now he’s gone. The wiki page confirms that “After Edmund member, Matt Yates (keyboard, vocals), decided to leave the band, as of July 1, 2010. No reason has been confirmed yet.” However, the bright side to this is that Yates was a little weird (like ALL rock keyboardists are). But he was good!
The only member I would have rather seen leave is the drummer. Only because I would be Twittering and Facebooking Mitch (the singer) like crazy offering my skills to take his place! (and no, I’m not a crazed fan… I’ve actually talked to Mitch on Facebook and Twitter. He’s a really cool guy. I also talked to him after a show and they were shocked to meet someone who had already heard the album!)
It’s just really sad to see a band you love show signs of falling apart.