New Ryan Russell photographs: Looked through some old My Chemical Romance photographs last night. I never posted these 4 before, from the Honda Civic Tour in 2011. Enjoy.
Ray Toro : “An old friend unknowingly helped me find the exact words to sum up my time in the band.Thanks for the memories…” https://twitter.com/raytoro/status/318567146957463552
“Greetings friends and acquaintances, on-lookers and rubberneckers, enemies and indifferents, believers and fakers,
i needed to take some time to myself this past week. i felt a moment (or maybe a few moments) of silence was deserved and required. it was my intention to let the dust settle a bit, not form, on the recent mychem announcement. a large chunk of my life (jeez, almost half my life) was devoted to that band and all that went with it, and i felt a week of quiet reflection was the least i could do to honor it and all involved.
i have written, deleted and rewritten this letter way too many times than i care to remember. i am not much for eulogies so i will keep this short and to the point. i don’t believe in holding back your feelings or emotions until it is too late. if you did not appreciate someone or something while they were still here then you have no business expressing cute anecdotes when they are no longer around to enjoy them. in the 12 years i have been in mcr i believe i have said all i needed and wanted to say about it when it counted. if you know me or have ever listened to me speak about mychem you know what it meant to me. i lived, breathed, and bled the band. i believed in and admired the things we created and the people that were involved in it (members and fans alike). for better or worse i held nothing back that i felt needed to be expressed. i loved my band with all i had and i have no regrets now that it is done. we began, we lived and we ended mcr for all the right reasons.
if you we’re there you know how truly special a time it was…and if you weren’t, well then you probably wish you were.
thank you all for the memories, my scrapbook is overflowing and my heart is excruciatingly full.
now on to the next…
If you happen to be at Wondercon in LA this weekend, I hear you can pick one of these babies up at the Dark Horse booth! I can’t be there physically, but if you look up to the rafters you might be able to hear my spirit over the din of the con-goers, whining about how dirty my eraser is and cursing it for smudging my whole page up…