Guys, this site is so saddening. I have been following these forums for quite a while now, never posted anything, but I always tried to be up to date with all the things related to Angels And Airwaves. But now I feel like I need to share my feelings...
In my opinion (I know, everyone has one), it's good that Blink-182 split up. I am sad, yes, but the fact that what they had going on was not sustainable because of whatever reason (blame no one, but probably Tom was the bitch there, still love him tho), they just couldn't work things out. They split, and moved on, the California record was okay, could have been way worse, but still it's more than nothing.
However, what Tom does is just weird to me. Don't get me wrong, but this whole UFO thing, is really crappy. I don't know much about it (not that I really care, though it might be interesting), but what I know for sure that there are people who know better than Tom and had been doing this for way longer than him.
He abandoned AVA, it's a dead band. Not that he is a good singer at all, but his music is just so catchy and full of life. There are no tours, no real albums. Everything that he released are gold to me. But without playing live, he is not a musician. Just a studio-something-perfomer(?).
I have not read any of his books - yet. But I just have a bad feeling, that they are not going to be good enough at all, but if yes, then it's just a satisfaction for a short time. Not books that are staying for multiple reads. Ya know, like books that have real value.
And if we talk about value, it's hard to not to mention To The Stars... Well, I have not bought anything from there, but what they offer for that price tag, I think I am better off saving my money. They look cool, and I want to believe that they offer quality merch, but it just doesn't look like that with all the different style/logos, and again, they are really expensive for me.
So overall, Tom is just doing stuff that is not related to his amazing talents, which is all music. I love his music, I listen to all of his stuff for years now, every week. I wish he would create more, and go for a tour. Even though he is a shitty singer. I would love to experience my favorite songs live with the people who feel the same.
But I guess at the end of the day it's all about what Tom likes to do. And that's all right I guess, us fans can't demand someone to do something they are not interested about. I am satisfied if Tom feels happy with whatever he is doing.
My only problem is that he makes empty promises every now and then to keep up the fading flames. So there's a reason I check out his website/Instagram/Twitter, hoping for some real news. But all I get is "big news coming up in X days", UFO crap. And it just feels so empty. He might be enjoying his "adventure", but please, he should not try to sell it to us by doing soundtracks.
I just listened to Chasing Shadows, and it's good music, but when I think about that it came with a book, it just feels like he did it so that we would be satisfied, and would buy his new crap. (Sorry for the harsh language.)
And he lies. A lot. About Blink, about new album releases, books, and the "big news". He does not fulfill his promises. So far, he is on a journey, but we are just at home, getting only postcards with a "hi", only knowing that he is alive.
Hope you guys followed me along, sorry for the long post, but I just needed to get this out. I am really sad that things are not going well for AVA. After all, this forum is to discuss experiences with the band, right? But if there's no band...
Hope you guys have a good week!