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Written by whenitringswillyouanswer

October 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Tony Sly (1970 – 2012)

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No Use for a Name wasn’t just a band to me. They were MY band. I felt connected to them. When I was young, I spent hours on their message board connecting with other No Use fans. We were a strange community to say the least, but we were all bonded by our love and passion for the band. Tony Sly might have claimed to not be a saviour but he certainly was ours.

The first time I saw No Use for a Name was in 2000 at the Opera House with Mad Caddies and Consumed. I had been obsessively listening to them for two straight years and I was ready to lose my mind that night. At 16 years old, this was my first “real” concert in the city. Within fifteen seconds of NUFAN taking the stage I had already been knocked to the ground by the mosh pit. A couple people pushed the crowd back and picked me up and I don’t think I left the pit the rest of the night. It was the first time I felt like I belonged somewhere. It was an amazing feeling and it is one I have been chasing ever since. While I may have strayed from NUFAN and no longer listened to them as frequently as I once did, I still throw on “Leche Con Carne”, “Making Friends” and “More Betterness!” when I am feeling nostalgic. No Use for a Name was the start of my musical awakening and I am truly devastated by the loss of Tony Sly.

My deepest condolences go out to Tony’s wife and two daughters. Please know that Tony leaves behind an incredible legacy and a community that will be there for you. Tony touched thousands of lives and we are forever grateful for the gifts he bestowed on us.

Rest in Peace Tony.

Join the discussion and celebration of Tony’s life at PunkNews.org

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Written by whenitringswillyouanswer

August 1, 2012 at 8:17 PM

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Stars

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In honour of Stars playing NXNE tonight @ Yonge and Dundas Square.

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June 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM

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The Idiots are Taking Over

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I have been trying to come up with the right words to properly explain my absolute disgust with regards to last night’s election results. It seems I have been screaming at a brick wall for the last 5 years and last night, that brick wall decided to collapse on my head, rendering my proper outrage gauging processer useless. As I am unable to properly process my current level of outrage, I will direct your attention to NOFX’s “The Idiots are Taking Over.”

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It’s not the right time to be sober
Now the idiots have taken over
Spreading like a social cancer, is there an answer?

Mensa membership conceding
Tell me why and how are all the stupid people breeding
Watson, it’s really elementary
The industrial revolution
Has flipped the bitch on evolution
The benevolent and wise are being thwarted, ostracized, what a bummer
The world keeps getting dumber
Insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason

Darwin’s rolling over in his coffin
The fittest are surviving much less often
Now everything seems to be reversing, and it’s worsening
Someone flopped a steamer in the gene pool
Now angry mob mentality’s no longer the exception, it’s the rule
And I’m starting to feel a lot like Charlton Heston
Stranded on a primate planet
Apes and orangutans that ran it to the ground
With generals and the armies that obeyed them
Followers following fables
Philosophies that enable them to rule without regard

There’s no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated
Political scientists get the same one vote as some Arkansas inbred
Majority rule, don’t work in mental institutions
Sometimes the smallest softest voice carries the grand biggest solutions

What are we left with?
A nation of god-fearing pregnant nationalists
Who feel it’s their duty to populate the homeland
Pass on traditions
How to get ahead religions
And prosperity via simpleton culture

The idiots are taking over

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May 3, 2011 at 7:53 PM

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