wanna be in my band?
Josh you rock! i hope you keep that Telecaster played at all times even though you leave the band!and i hope it has alot of delay as it should be ;) Merry Christmas.
You and your brother are both living for the Lord and any fan of Paramore would be crazy to not support you. Prayers for all of you in that this all wraps up smoothly. God has a plan for each one of you!
I support you and Zac.
We will always love and support you! just keep making music :)Merry Christmas to you and Jenna and Zac!Hope you have a good time...may god bless you!
I just dont know who to believe about everything. Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor or You and Zac.
Believe me and Zac we wouldn't lie. We have no reason to.
But why did you stay so long if it was so bad for you?
Going to miss you so much! You're such an inspiration to me musically :)Hope you got my gifts & letter at Birmingham Meet and Greet (UK) last month!!!!Good luck to you and Zac in the future! Hope you're both happy and well :)xx
josh, i'm just glad that we finally know the truth about the band. it seems like all this was covered up/sugar-coated a until now. although it's a sad situation, i support your decision and wish you all the best for the future :)
Have you fell out with Hayley then Josh?
Thanks for reposting! Sorry for all of the troubles you had to go through to get it up though. It's amazing how senseless people can be. xPAnyways, happy holidays to you and Jenna (and Zac). The best of wishes! Can't wait to hear more from you!P.S. Have you gotten Bagheera yet? He was so cute!
I wish all the best for you and Zac, I love you *-*If you could see, I would be grateful *-*: http://joshuaneilfarro.tumblr.com/
Josh and Zac you guys are amazing. I hope to hear great music from you guys in the future. I agree with your decision to leave the band. You guys deserve the best after everything you have done for Paramore.Clearly you were not getting the best. After reading this I fully believe you and Zac. Dont listen to everyone else saying its all your fault.....cuz its not.Wish the best of Luck,Allison
I thought I had to stay. I felt like since I had spent so much time and effort building this band it would be a waste to leave. I was wrong. You cant sacrifice happiness for money or anything in this world for that matter
Well it's back up lets hope nobody flags it or removes it again
Why can't i find this on youtube?
yeah...someone remove it bcoz of nudity?dang i thought u were naked in the vidz josh =panyway...all the best for u, zac and the paramore...been following u guyz since ur guyz demo...and got only 1 chance to see guyz live last october in malaysia....all the best n keep the telecaster screaming...~~cheers~~p/s: or may b u,zac n i can make gr8 music together =p
What plan's have you and Zac got for the future?Is it true zac's gone to join a new band called tunnel?
Best of luck for the future!
Hey dudes youre amazingyou show us that no one need to got tatoos, piercings and go on with wrong behavior to be a Rock STar and get sucessfull... because of your testimony I get in love to Paramore, you create that amazing sound you found the Best Rock BAnd in the beginin of The CEntury... God Bless you Guys I hope to see you soon with a Christian Proyect, dont worry about if the world will claim to you because youre Amaizing if both of you make a new Band YOu will get to the top again.. God Blessyou and Thank for never Walk away from God's way I aprecciate it so more
Sofia, we are not sure what we are doing next. Hopefully something to do with music. We are praying that God leads us where He wants us. No that is false Zac is not in a new band. That was just for fun.
thanks for answering :)I just hope you find happiness in your future... and I hope that you don't give up in music because of that... because I think your music is really amazing and you were/are/will be an inspiration for me... whatever you decide to do...
I dont understand why people are surprised that us fans are pissed at the band. Maybe I'm just a "mindless follower" but if we're choosing sides, I'm going with the brothers. This isn't the first time Hayley has let me down. Anyone remember the radio show in Sacramento (I think) where she went OFF on a man in the audience saying, "This is MY show!"? I was done with her then. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, of course. But I believe Josh.
Dont worry i never thought the blog was a fake there are just too many people who think paramore is just hayley, i hope you guys will keep making music from the soul and not for the money just have funTom
I'm on both sides of the fence here (no pun intended..kind of haha). I don't hate anyone in this situation, Josh, and I wish everyone could do the same. I just hope that you and Zac don't suddenly become enemies to the other members. Please try to stay friends...?Good luck. God makes no mistakes, and he'll lead you to something great.-anna p
josh, i know im probably wrong but like listening to some of the songs like playing god does it not sound like she's trying to make it work? like, if i was her and i was trying to go solo on my own i wouldve done it before now, i think the labels and maybe her dad from what you said have pushed her to do all these solo things and eventually as shes grown up shes realised shes better off in this band? dont take that the wrong way or anything because you're honestly my biggest inspiration for playing guitar and being in my band now, i have a girl singer and we broke up because she got too big for herself but then we just realised we're all the same and we should just write music together like we started out doing.i know ive just rambled on and im not saying i think you should get band back together or anything because you're clearly happier now but are you and hayley still on speaking terms?
Hey Josh I know this is totally unrelated but I was wondering if you could give me some advice on my guitar playing. I don't know if you listen to any heavier stuff but I'm trying to learn this part from "The Sound of Truth - As I Lay Dying" (main hook/lick that occurs throughout the song with the fast alternate picking and tapping). The tapping part is easy but alternate picking fastly is so hard! I can only do it if i use my whole arm but that starts to hurt and i hear thats incorrect technique (people say to only use wrist). Sooo how do you go about alternate picking?
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@ sophieshut up-.-
Oh and I also think it's very sweet that you read some of the comments you get. It must take an exceptionally long time, especially when they start building up!Good luck in the future. I hope you find something that makes you happy in every way xx
JOSH WHY U DIDNT QUIT YEARS AGO? I SUPPORT YOU AND ZAC! PLEASE ANSWER ME
I never said hayley wanted to be a solo artist. Listening to playing god makes me mad because the lyrics are so hurtful and unnecessary.
montse m - i answered this question already. look up there ^^^
Josh...I will not lie about it, the first time I read you blog I thought that you were too rude.But I was wrong, it was you just telling the truth and let the fans know what they wanted.Last days I have felt awful, it's like that world that always cheered me up when I was had dissapeared. But I will get over it, at least I hope.Honestly, I hope the best for you In the future and your brother Zac, you don't deserve to live in the shadow of anyone. You should do what makes you happy, I think that I is one of the things that you taught me, and I will do the same.Merry Christmas and a 2011 full of happinessI hope to hear more from you soonx
you guys come across as honest people
uhm.. josh... i would really like to know if you'll keep this blog updated or if its just for this short time... I would really want to know if you plan to do something with music in the future or something... it's just... I don't want to never hear something from you again.. it would be sad...
Just know that the fans (or at least the "real" ones) only want you and Zac to pursue something that makes you happy. :)What you guys did wasn't a complete waste, though. My 8-year old sister practically praises you guys. Haha, she has even drawn pictures of both you and Zac! I will have to post them on here sometime. She really is a huge fan (not as big as me) and for her to love you guys as much as she does is a big honor. She has never loved any other band. With that being said, she hasn't said or thought one bad thing about the situation, and in reality, has had a better attitude about it and has acted more mature than a lot of some people on here. So, Josh, you do have some major fans that will stick by you for whatever decision you make.
Josh, you should give your wife music lessons! :p
thank you for tell us the true..
Josh I'm the italian girl that gave to you and zac the italan book of recipe at the m&g in london!I don't know if you remember...I'm so sad I really hope you and youre brother will continue to do music cause you've created paramore's music and it's the music that I like the most in the world!please keep play!
oh, Josh you are super sweet. I'm glad that you've regained all the trust you lost because you deserve it. I'm praying that God will lead you to whatever He has planned for you. You are such an inspiration to me and I am super stoked to know that there is someone like you out there. keep doing what you do man.merry Christmas. Much love xoxo- Faith A
i didnt mean that against you, im on your side with this if there is any sides just because of how honest you've been, and also i actually love your guitar aha! your custom tele, its like nothing elseand i know this is gonna sound lame but have you got any advice for my band like for the near future? we've wrote a songs and that but i just mean the way to approach labels and that?
Peannatz - Yes i do plan to keep this blog for a long time. You guys will be the first to know if what I do next. :)
i just can't fit it in my brain why did you stay in paramore for so long. if it was so horrible and "hayley's dream", not yours, why you didn't leave? you had way too many chances to do that. and the whole statement post you wrote made it look like you just basically suffered the whole 7 years, that you didn't have any good moment and that you really despite hayley.
why do the others stay in the band if the managment treats them like this?
Just keep working hard if you love what you are doing. Getting a manager or good lawyer usually helps getting your band info out to labels.
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Hey josh I had a question. I know you said that you guys hope to do music in the future. But if so what type?Maybe some more Parmaore sounding stuff or the type of stuff Zac came out with?P.S. Zac`s songs are amazing. Please tell him for me.From,Allison
josh i support you and zac and if you were to reply that would be the most awesome thing ever as you are my favourite also because of you im learning guitarTom
daveygirl - because they dont see that they are being masterminded. also they didnt start the band. they joined while the goin was great. theyve always had it easy. so they just dont care.
^^ if i was in josh's situation im pretty sure i would be able to stick it out after the time id put into it and after all, your in a band touring and recording albums, thats something most people would never even get to dream of, full credit to him
josh, I've always believed in you and zac, you are the best! all my support and love is with you. Merry Christmas to you, jenna, zac and all your family. I love you.
Josh, I love and support both of you guys and I believe you.There's been a lot of unnecessary hatred, and true fans will stick by you, and I for one will stick by you no matter what you do in the future.I know it probably doesn't mean a lot, but I just wanted to give you and Zac my support. I still support the rest of Paramore, but I'll tell whoever will listen that the Farro brothers are not liars, and they had their reasons for leaving the band.I truly wish you every success in the future :)
Josh i love that you love god..really.i loved always hayley even i dont know her but now i dont know..i dont like her.you and zac are the best.im sorry that i think bad about you guys even i dont know you two.its great to see that you two love god like me.well whatever you guys make projects; i support you 2.merry christmas josh and zac!you have amazing fans.but will you make a band with zac? ? mail back.
tom- im glad you are playing guitar. maybe i will come to YOUR show one day :)
Josh,I know that the lyrics to Playing God & Ignorance are extremely hurtful to you. BUT other people and your fans are able to relate to those songs, and it makes THEM feel satisfied, happy, and empowered, ya know? I mean, I understand...if someone wrote lyrics like that about me, I'd want to kill them haha. But Hayley just wanted to be honest, and she didn't want to hide the fact that there were problems in the band. You have to see every side to the situation. I'm not saying at all that that lessens your pain, I'm just saying...from the beginning no one tried to deny there was a problem. I'm just glad that you're free as a bird now and you can spend time with your wife and start a family. Paramore was just a small chapter in your long life, so I don't think you should worry about trying to please anyone else but yourself right now.God Bless,-anna p
that's good :) I thought that you don't like this whole community stuff, etc. and that you'll just stop blogging after this is out... but it's not like that! :DI'm feeling like I'm getting a early christmas gift through this :)
mate you should concider starting a singer career, you're voice is simply godlike<3
Leben - thank you you are sweet. dont think bad about hayley thats not what I want. just pray for her. I hope I will make a band with zac! who knows though. Merry Christmas!
My friend asked me to ask you if you got the DVD that I gave you at the Birmingham M&G (confusing sentence, I know). I didn't give it directly to you, I actually gave a bag of stuff to Zac, it's just there were messages on there from loads of people I know (including my 8 year old cousin!).Sorry about the continual posting. Last one I promise xx
YES, what that person said. Don't be a stranger! I once posted on paramore.net that your music restored my faith in music. If the Lord permits, I would love to hear more -- perhaps a Christian band? Oooo :pWe support you in whatever you choose to do, though.And just out of curiosity.... Why no twitter?
Thanks Josh, miss you boys already. Can't wait to see you in Oz on your next adventure! Stay true, take care and I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas. Thanks for the memories <3 xo
josh i just read that comment and that sent a shiver down my spine. its amazing how someone as famous as you can be kind enough to reply to there fans you really just made my day and i am going to pursue guitar playingTom
Josh,will you let write Zac sometimes in your blog?!we'd love to hear from him aswell!how is he?
Anna, you make very good points. I just didnt want to support those songs anymore. I didnt feel right about it. I want fans to relate to my music but not in a way of resentment or anger. Make sense?
Just keep rocking Josh, I can't wait to hear more from you. Keep your head up. And sorry if this was a double post, I didn't intend for it to be.Love,Misti (:
maramore88 - zac said he wants to post something he just doesnt know what yet. dont worry he will!
You taught me to follow my dreams...I'm still young but I play guitar and I'm starting a band with some friendsI hope that one I can be just as great as you were, just without all the problems :')I hope the best for your future.God bless you
it is so sad that this ended up like this that the band is just a creature, somehow fake and many fans loose their faith but i'm happy to get a look behind the scenes thank you so much for everything. anyway, i love you guys and wish the best for u :)
i have a question for you josh,do you know anything about music's theory? cause i play violin and i've been sitting on theory classes for like 12 years and it just feels like it doesn't help me at life at all...so my point is, can i be succesfull in music world without knowing anything about music's theory, what do you think?
Josh, are you a lyricist as well?
Now that I have read your blog the lyrics to these songs are basically a lie. Hayley was basically bashing you guys in your own songs. Thats not right.TEAM FARRO ALL THE WAY!!!From,Allison
my last post..Merry xmas JOSH! :) try to have fun and forget all the bad thing..and please keep this blog..we were with you from the beginnig and we are till the end..thank you for everything you did for paramore and i wish you all the best in your nwe project..i admire you more now cos u defend the truth no matter what
novelle - i have never had one music theory lesson in my life and neither has anyone else in the band paramore and we were successful. so yes it is possible. Creativity comes from what God has put inside of us not what man teaches us.
Sorry for all of the posts/questions, but I was wondering where you get your "inspiration" for songs from. I'm a songwriter-in-the-making and your work has motivated me in many cases. Right now, I'm sort of stuck, though, and hearing from someone as talented as you would be great.Thanks again and can't wait to hear from Zac!
who wrote "We Are Broken" and "My Heart"
josh, do you think that you and zac and the rest of the band will be friends "again" sometime in the future... I mean you were REAL friends before the band.. but on the other hand I don't think many friendships have to go trough something like this...
peannatz - I hope so and am praying that we become friends again. But I do know that it wont happen soon.
Josh,I understand... God doesn't want us to preach about anger, you have a point there. Thanks so much for the response though. I mean no anger or hate towards you! In fact, I'm the one who gave you that "Pick Jesus" necklace in Chicago back in August. I won't be offended if you don't remember haha. But just so you know, I'm fully on God's side, not any person's :)-anna p
dear allison, i don't think that whole "teaming" thing is necessary. we have heard the both sides and we can form our opinions but if people start to team, a massive war between the two sides will begin. and do not want that
Guys, I love your integrity. I respect you soooo much, even more than I did before. I wish my arms would be so long that they could reach you in the USA, o that I could hug you both tight and let you feel how much I love you :)It's sad that you have go through this just before Christmas..., but I'm glad you have great friends and family that support you and are helping you during this difficult time.I'll support you forever :)
It's obviously sad for Paramore fans to see a band they admire so much split up, but there's always a reason behind it and I'm grateful that you shared the truth with your fans. Listening over Brand New Eyes again after hearing the truth about how everyone in the band was feeling makes so much more sense now...Whatever happens next, Josh, I wish you and Zac the best of luck, you're both crazy talented and truly deserve to be successful in whatever you choose to do now :)
Thank you for keeping the fans in you heart. Dont listen to the negative comments. They dont understand what you and Zac are going through.
I'm so glad you posted your storyI'm glad that you tried to prove that it was rightAnd now you're just ginving answer to almost everybody here.You're a great person Josh, it is sad that you left Paramore, but I can't wait to see what future brings for youThank you for everything-Kim
I have a question - where does your inspiration come from? In terms of writing lyrics, and beautiful music? Because you have an amazing talent. I've tried songwriting myself, but nothing too meaningful. You are a true inspiration to me, as well as so many others I'm sure.- G :)
Im glad that Josh wants to interact with people here, becuse this is insane. Paramore just announced the bad news and then everything was as usual in their world... and let all the fans just hanging there.I think its a huge deal. The two best musicians left the band.What confuses me is that it seemed as Brand New Eyes was like a closing chapter for the bands disutes. But now that he mention it... it was always hayley that spoke about it. For me Paramore never was all about Hayley, it was about the whole band. As a musician i have full respect for them and try to make my band get inspired by their music.Thank you Josh and please keep rocking.
thank you for your answer, i think i'll quit the whole class, it's so useless...just wondering, what does the headline of your blog, tetelestai, mean?
josh if you get this message i hope you have a great christmas and that everything will work out for you in the end. Just remember you have alot of fans that will support your choices from now on. please wish zac a merry christmas tooT.C
Novelle, tetelestai means 'this is the end'... I looked it up earlier :P
Josh I've got a question for you. It would rule if you answered.How long did it take you to properly play the guitar. Coz I've been playing for about 3 months now and I don't think I'm making as much progress as I would hope. Please answer.btw I got my guitar on your birthday, so that's how I remember. I never intended to tho !!!- Much love. Faith A xoxo
Yes your right after reading my post. I dont think teaming is the right thing to do. Im very sorry. Allison
oh, thank you anon:D
I'm glad you decided to create a blog and well, now just hope you keep updating us with whatever you do next. You know you're good at what you've done since day zero so let's hope music is still a path you can follow (:Anyway, Merry Christmas! Family time is good for everyone, so enjoy it as much as you can! And thanks again for being sincere.Greetings from Spain,Jessica.
Josh: "I want fans to relate to my music but not in a way of resentment o ranger. Make sense?"Yes, it makes sense. There's music that make me feel happy, sad, angry...there's a lot of feelings related with music and you just want your music be 'remember' in a positive way...Again, I think if you weren't happy you did the best thing leaving the band.I wish you all the luck to you and Zac and I want to hear talk about you soon!!Say to him to come here too ehehxoxo
I hope things settle down between you guys soon.. and I want to say that I really respect you for being so strong for so long even if it was bad for you... for staying even if you don't wanted... for founding a band.... and for the strength to leave it... Does this sound weird? i don't hope so :)
I wish you and Zac would go on tour in South America = /, would be the first time I'd see you
Josh, why did you never post a blog before. It seems you never appreciated the love fans gave to you. You were always mad at meet and greets.
Ive been a Paramore fan since the beginning and it is a bit upsetting to see it play out like this. As another guitarist I have always respected the music you have written and hope you continue with a band you really believe in :)
Dear Josh,I know this is your blog but I was wondering if you could tell Zac that I love his style of drumming. When writing songs and putting drums in I always to model that amazing sound he makes. Also Josh your songwriting skills have inspired me more to write music that means something not only to myself but to others.Allison
josh in the brand new eyes dvd it was said that the band all took lessons in their instruments and theory and that but you just said youve never had a music theory lesson in your life?im pretty sure by this stage you would have had a music theory lesson, whats up with that? im not being difficult im just confused
even you dont have any reason to lie, your truth of the story you are telling i think it not the truth at all, i think that there must be some point in the middle of all that! or DONT??!
Does anyone have the YouTube link to the video Josh just posted? I know, unrelated, but I did comment here already a few times before.
I love listening to music, creating it and playing it. I would like to live from music. But I live in small country called the Netherlands and I don't know anybody who has got far with their band from here. Any tips to how get from this country without turning mainstream?Carla
i had no idea about the truth, as did no one i guess. im sorry for the way things really are, i loved you guys, and will always love the music produced over the years. Anyway though, onwards and upwards, now you and Zac can move on to create a more desirable path to explore. good luck! nathan, UK
oh yeah, just wanna say guys. Teletastai means 'it is finished' It is the last thing that Jesus said before He died on the cross, to die for all our sins. Go check it out if you wish - John 19:30- Faith A
the video is posted on this page
PatriiiX - I think that Josh is telling the truth, because there is no purpose in him lying. And Paramore are just delivering the sugar-coated version they know the fans want to hear... Josh is telling us the truth.If you don't believe it... well, that's your choice.
umm facebook took it down the video due to sexual content or something(i know josh is hot as but wth there's no need to delete that thing) but idk, i'm not sure if someone uploaded it again?
oh youtube god dammit
I'm actually really sad that you left the band! But, if that was the right decision for you then I'm supporting you two the hole way! We are definetly gonna miss you guys and it won't be the same! And Merry Christmas to you, Zac & Jenna! <3
I met the band twice and I never saw him or Zac mad. If you showed them you truly cared about them and you actually made an effort to have a conversation, they were pretty chatty.They were nothing but extremely nice and sweet to me.
Dear Josh -- Let's write a song.
Good Luck to you and your future.. I'll stay following you guys and I'm excited to see what you guys have in store for your future. You were a huge part of Paramore and it will not be the same without you... but you made the best choice and sometimes the best choice is the hardest
Misti - im not saying i dont believe what hes telling to us, but honestly, i think that's his opinion as we will hear Hayley&Taylor&Jeremy's opinion ... and then we will be able to think what we want to think.But without the other side of the story, i cant decide ... and you?
"You were always mad at meet and greets"lol can i laugh, you haven't apparently never met them? i've met them twice and i can tell you, josh and zac along with taylor were probably the sweetest people ever. i think the fans were the thing josh and zac appreciated the most during the whole 7 years, am i right?
Heyooo. You shall call me... The DudeAnyways why don't you play les pauls anymore? I think they have a much more kickass tone than fenders. Have you ever experimented with active pickups? Not like a tele with emgs but yknow... a schecter or somethin
Josh, You are being so sweet and polite in replying to your fans. It is so nice to see you having a connection to the people that look up to you so much. I hope that your newfound circumstances will bring you the freedom and happiness you are looking for, and I can't wait to hear any music you may choose to release in the future. Thanks for listening to us. :)-Brook
A lot of people are tied by the same ropes as you were..some have it even worse..You should reach out to other "people" like you. You might be surprised by who and what you will find.I have always been a fan of the truth if anything it has killed me to keep my mouth shut when I have been put in your position! So I support your decision to speak the truth it does not matter if people like it or not at least you will be able to sleep peacefully at night. WE are wishing you and your families the best !
Yeah and once again we see that paramore is sugar-coated... I mean if you look on their site it's like nothing has happened! I thought the next thing would be they delete your profiles and write something about this whole thing.. but.. nothing... like they don't want to spread it any further...that's somehow upsetting!
Hey Josh, it is so great to hear from you! I'm used to you being kinda quiet. :) I hope you continue posting here and staying connected with us. I appreciate everything you've done for us, I support you completely. :)-Emilee
Well, they've already issued their opinion, and they've claimed the blog is fake. It must be Paramore or their record label who keep removing Josh's video, too, as it proves that they're wrong. I don't think we're going to get Hayley, Jeremy or Taylor's real opinions if they want to remain a part of Paramore.
i agree fully with you peannatz, its like hiding it under the carpet haha =(
hai, I love that you're honest.merry Christmas to u and your whole family!PS. a happy b-day wish to me please? :D turning 16 tomorrow (dec 24th)!! :D
"I don't think we're going to get Hayley, Jeremy or Taylor's real opinions if they want to remain a part of Paramore."Of course. And even if they spoke, they would never tell the whole truth, they simply can't.Josh and Zac are totally free now. It must be such a relief.
haha i think hes done responding for a bit. crazy amount of comments in like 5 mns!
Don't you think the disagreeing with the lyrics of some of Paramore's songs is going a little bit far with religion?Don't get me wrong. I'm Christian too but I don't really think taking the Bible apart line by line is taking the Bible in the right context. I think it's a bit extreme. Are you saying talking about (or singing about) anger and resentment is wrong?Anyways I'm still young and trying to figure this all out. Thought I'd just ask you...and I wish you all the best in the future :)
Well, I'd better leave this fascinating chat right now - London time.For the record, I am in complete agreement with Peannatz. I was actually quite hurt by the fact that there was not even any acknowledgement of Josh and Zac after that one announcement.I was hoping to get a reply from Josh, but not tonight.Hang in there and stay strong Josh, God will help you through all of this.Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! It is 00:01 on the 24th in sweden. (We have it on the 24th instead of the 25th)/ E, sweden
Josh I would just like to say that you are a huge inspiration to me and my guitar playing and a big thank you for that. I understand that things were not going the way you wanted in paramore and I admire the courage you had to walk away from something so big to follow your own dreams. I hope someday that you hayley jeremy taylor and zac will all be friends again. But my question was will there be any paramore songs that you will miss playing or that mean alot to you? it seems that the miracle outro is a song you are passionate about.All the best... Alex
Josh,this is the 2nd time I'm watching this video...I watched it while it was still on youtube.All I have to say is that it's great that you decided to make this blog and enlighten us a little bit because it was like we were living in the shadow!I wish you the best and I want to ask you if you're planning on pursuing a solo career or forming/joining another band?May God bless whatever you decide doing in your life.xx
Glad you're gonna keep the blog, I'll be following!Also I'm sorry to hear that "Brand New Eyes" wasn't the healing process we all thought it was. Those songs have helped me work through a lot of my own emotions in relationships I have and I thank you for them. I'm glad I got to see you and Zac play with Paramore on six occasions, and I'll be interested to see what you guys do next!
Josh..Your guitar sounds were insane!! you inspired me with the sounds I use in my band in the UKSo thanks for that =)And all the best for the future dudeStef
So i'm having a Paramore fest (listening to all the songs on replay) and then i came across the some fantastic irony, so i thought i should share."All We Know"We've tried so hard to understand, but we can't.We held the world out in our hands and you ran away.It takes some time to let you go and it shows.Cause all we know is falling, it falls.Remember, cause I know that we won't forget at all.Now we can follow you back home but we won't.Is this what you had waited for? Just to be alone?It takes some time to let you go and it shows.Cause all we know is falling, it falls.Remember, cause I know that we won't forget at all.You never, you never saidThis wasn't what you wanted, was it? Was it?This isn't what you wanted.This isn't what you wanted.Cause all we know is falling, it falls.Remember, cause I know that we won't forget at all. ---This time, from the fans, to you.(Except we will keep following Josh and Zac, cause we still love them<3)
Hi Josh, i saw you in Manchester MEN on your last tour, and i am gutted you guys have split up, but will be folowing you wherever you and zac go, you are both amazing musicians. Do you think Hayley sold out with Airplanes? Cheers, Will
hai, I love that you're honest.merry Christmas to u and your whole family!xo from swedenPS. a happy b-day wish to me please? :D turning 16 tomorrow (dec 24th)!! :D
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patriiiX- there shouldn't have to be another side of the story. The rest of the group gave their "statement" that was probably written by one of the lackies from the label and slapped in on their website. So if you want to hear their true feelings in a blog like this it's not gonna happen.
Hellooo Josh!Um, I have a question for you.I start guitar lessons. And I don't know anything about the guitars! I want to play guitar like you in a couple of months! Could you tell me, how long it took to learn to play like this?
Hey Josh,I think that you and Zac should DEFINITELY continue making incredible music. You have amazing talent. I am kinda anxious about the new Paramore album though, because I don't know what it'd be like without your music.You've always been my favourite even though I agree that the media has made it 'all about Hayley'.Merry Christmas and have a great 2011 :DWrite backkkk :)
thank you josh...thank you for sticking with us! i will always support you..no matter what! i wish you all the best! hope to hear from you soon!
You and Zac are amazing I adore you guys and I thank you for all of the times you took to come and meet the fans after shows and talk to everyone it really showed you guys for the good people you are!Lots of love and success in the future and Merry Christmas!Emily Godwin <3
Hey Josh,Happy Holidays! ^_^May the miracle of Christmas fills your heart with warmth and love. Merry Christmas! ^_^
Josh... Would you mind if you got a divorce so i can marry Jenna? She's so sweet and cute. Please say yes ;) The weird thing is, I'm not lesbian haha... Whatever :') merry christmas! // Amanda
Jenna and Josh Farro- (and Zac, if he ever reads this.)Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to Jenna. Thank you for being strong and being there for Josh during these tough times. Thank you for caring about us fans, despite the fact that you weren't in Paramore. It means the world to me to think that you care. Don't ever believe things that mean and ignorant people say to you. We are all hurting about the whole situation, and a whole lot of people try to blame their pain on somebody else to make them feel better. You are not a whore, nor a bitch, or anything else people call you. You're wonderful and amazing and beautiful. Thank you again! I hope you and Josh have a wonderful marriage and that you two find happiness through the direction your lives take you.Josh, thank you for posting this. Thank you for being apart of Paramore for the time that you were. Thank you for telling us the truth. Thank you for being there for every Paramore fan out there. Whether you know it or not, you've helped me, personally, through a ton of tough times. Thank you. You inspire me every single day of my life. I do not, and will not ever, blame you for any of this. Don't let the name-callers and blame-shifters bother you at all. It's not worth your trouble. You are the most amazing guitarist in the whole universe. You've accomplished so many things in your life that somebody like me could only hope to accomplish. You have restored my faith in Christ, when I've been going through dark times in my life. I will pray every night and day that you find what you're looking for in life. I honestly really do love you. (You're a lot like the older brother I wish I had.)Zac, thank you so much for just being you. Zac Farro: the best drummer that has ever (and will ever) existed. I heard your new project, Tunnels, by the way. It's amazing! Thank you for being in Paramore as long as you were and blessing us with your music. You are so, so talented. Thank you for being honest and for following God's will for you. It probably takes a whole lot of guts to do something like this. I just want you to know that I'll never blame you for anything, and any person in their right mind won't blame you, either. You rock (literally)! I hope and will pray every day that you find something that you love to do in life. I thank you for inspiring me to be myself and to not be afraid of what anybody thinks. I love you so much, as creepy as that sounds. I wish you and Josh could be my brothers.Thanks for reading! God bless you and everything you do!Love,Felicity Martin PS, sorry this is so long. I just have a lot to tell you three. /embarrassment
Josh,I really feel like you're blaming this whole situation on Hayley. I don't have favourites in the band, but thats how i see it. You talk about the bible in your exit statememt but you have been living in sin for the last 7 years because you have been fake in every interview and lied. This really makes me sick to think about. You also go on about how terrible Hayley is but then you state that you went out with her? I mean really Josh? Honestly its just a shame to see things go down like this, i wish you the best of luck in the future, you are an amazing guitarist.-Tania
Can you answer one question? If you could go back in time, would you have joined the band to begin with, or live a normal teenage life? What I'm saying is, did the experience have it's pros? Any good times? What happened to the poop club? lol jk. If not, then I'm glad to did what you had to do. Merry Christmas to you and Jenna.
It was always like.. omg look how down to earth hayley is.. she twitters so much... twitter is not everything... the truth is MUCH better... and answering fan questions honestly is better, too. it's like... you are getting attention from your role model :)
It's none of my business, I know, but I'd like to wish you and Zac the best in whatever you choose to do next. You'll be greatly missed by me and many others. And I really hope that you and the rest of Paramore are all able to reconcile whatever differences you have, in the end. Just know that I'll always remember you as part of the band that changed by life :)Best wishes, and have a Merry Christmas xx
Doubt you will read this because you have so many amazing fans writing to you. But in the case that you do, I'm glad you got the truth out. It saddens me that the rest of the band can continue on like nothing happened, but maybe that's for the best? Hopefully everyone has learned from this experience and can move on with a new outlook. I will continue to support you and Zac in whatever you do, hopefully you guys will find a new place in music! Thanks for creating three albums of music that brought all of us here!
Josh, you are one of sweetest most down to earth of people ever! I've met you when you twice in the last year and it was so nice the way you had the time to talk and interact with fans. Thankyou so much! I wish you the best of luck in all that you do :) Make sure to keep us updated with how the musical sides of you & Zac's lives are going! I really hope you guys keep making music. -Nadine
Thanks for the honesty. I'm anticipating hearing from Zac. I hope all is going well with you and your family.Madi
are you all still friends though? i really hope so, you guys seemed to be some of the most fun loving people on earth. and i never want anything to ruin your friendship :'(
Josh,I just want to say that I've been a fan of what we as a fans have come to know as Paramore for years now. Although it is a fabrication, part of that music is something special and amazing that you and your brother have created. I got the chance to see you in Orlando with my wife during the Honda Civic Tour and she said it was the most amazing concert she had been too. Right before that concert, my best friend Paul, had been killed in action in Afghanistan. Paul used to be the lead guitarist in a band I was the vocalist in. During that concert, while hundreds of fans were fixated on Hayley as the front-woman, I was amazed at your talent. You reminded me of my best friend up there on that stage. Now, seeing that you wanted to make your fans happy and you played some music you didn't agree with makes me further impressed with you. I implore you and your brother to continue writing music. I will be the first person in line to buy your albums and at a show. I still believe you to be the principle and driving force behind what was Paramore. Thank you for being brave enough to speak out on the insanity that happens within the recording industry. I'm sorry it had to happen to such talented people, but God will guide you. Lots of luck in the future to you and your brother.
Do you hate the fans who still support hayley, jeremy, and taylor because they love the band that you don't agree with anymore?-cara l.
Josh, I'm not gonna lie, for the first couple of times i read your blog, i didn't get it; i thought you were just blaming everything on Hayley. :|I get it now. Thank you for being honest. :) Your fans will continue to support you, and i really hope you continue to make amazing music, because it would be a shame to let a talent like yours go to waste. Have a merry christmas, and i hope 2011 brings you everything you could want. :)
Hey Josh. Before I start, I'm not hating on Paramore, Hayley, Jeremy or Taylor. Just simply stating my opinion. I hope you can accept that with grace and understanding.I completely agree with what you hand Zac have done. I know I wouldn't stick around if my band were anything like how you described the rest of the members of Paramore. I actually know a band like this at the minute. They are getting quite a fair abit of attention from Kerrang! aswell. But, behind closed doors, Things aren't as peachy as they make it out to be. The singer is a fame hungry girl who will step on who she needs to to get there. The problem is, She can't sing to save her life! So I don't understand how they are getting the attention they are getting. It's not like the performances they give on stage are outstanding. They stand there like lost puppies. Also, personality wise, The may aswell be Dodo's! They are THAT boring. I digress! The fact is Josh, I admire you and Zac for doing what you did. Paramore have become a big part of alot of people's lives. And for you and Zac to finally say the things that have been troubling you for years, I would guess that feels good? You know you will always have your fans to support you through anything. That is how emotive your band have been, (and I say YOUR band, because, lets face it, It WAS! Regardless of what people say) and how you have affected people with your music. I personally relate to We Are Broken. Beautiful, Touching and Inspiring all at the same time. I'm gonna stop now because I'm rambling. Even if you don't reply to this Josh, I know you will have read it and that is enough for me. I hope that one day my band will be as big as yours, and we have just as many problems. Because I believe that you wouldn't be where you are today without them. A success. A role Model. And one of the BIGGEST influences on my life and many others. Thankyou for 6 years of pure talent. And I, along with many, MANY others wish you the very best of luck in the future and everything you do. I also hope to meet you one day and have a jam :) That would complete my life! ha!Once again, Thankyou for everything. Merry Christmas to you, Jenna and Zac. And all the best for the new year.Peace, Love!
I must admit, you disappointed me when I read your exit statement. I know many fans might hate you right about now but I don't believe in taking sides. You have your side of the story and Hayley probably has hers.I don't really have a problem with Paramore being 'manufactured'. It really has nothing to do with the band's talent or anything of the sort. (Sorry, if that sounds awkward. I can't find a proper way to phrase this.)I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish you the best of luck in whatever you plan to do in the future.And of course, I do hope that you and the band are able to work through whatever it is and hopefully be on good terms with the rest of the band.
Josh and Zac I was sorry to hear about you two leaving, but if it makes you happy, then it was the right decision. Good luck to both of you whatever direction you choose to go in. Although it would be great to hear you two playing again !Merry Christmas David
Dear Josh,I wanted to thank you for how you have cleared things up for everyone. I genuinely was confused, because I have grown up with Paramore. My brother found ya'll on myspace when I was 11, and I am now 17. Since I heard the news on Saturday, yes, I was upset, but I've been praying, and God has just given me such peace in this whole situation. In all honesty, I have always looked up to Paramore as a band who remains Christian amidst adversity and the pressures of the world. Not many bands have accomplished what you have in doing this. Thank you so much for always saying you love Jesus first and foremost, I have so much respect for you! Please know that I've been praying for ya'll since the start also, to remain faithful to Christ who ultimately provides each and everything we need. I hope one day, I can glorify Christ as you have through your music, and also, I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas! I'm not sure if you'll see this note, but regardless, thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for the Lord. It means the world to have role models like you and your brother! :)In Christ,Anastasia
I know you, Josh, are not going to read this but I hope you notice this at least.I'm from Portugal and you guys never had come here. I'm not going to be able to see you all together anymore which makes me sad. I wish you guys had come here before all this situation, even with all that problems that exist. It is so sad that my favourite band which i loved so many time, which i listened to every single song and make them having meaning to me, end up being a lie. I don't care about all this situation, you know? I still love all the band (including you two guys) and for me you guys are still together. I read your statement and I know you are telling the truth but as I like you guys I also like Hayley (and Jeremy and Taylor) and because of that I will still pretend that Paramore is still a band made of Zac, Josh, Hayley, Jeremy and Taylor. It is sad that a project which was started by you two ended up like this but I hope you two keep in the musical world since you two have amazing skills and I wish you guys luck. Farro Brothers Forever and Ever :3!-Fernando P.S: Guys stop the Hating. You wanted ALL the truth didn't you? Now you have it and you are hating Josh, why? He only told us what happened. If it wasn't for HIM and his BROTHER there were no Paramore you know? There could be Hayley solo probably and Josh, Zac, Taylor and their other friend in another band. So stop all this attack to Josh and just be happy that they tell us the truth. If you are ALL real friends just keep listening the old albums and keep loving both the Farros and the other members.
people saying they hate the farros, can't accept the truth.. or they just can't handle it.. if someone here is one of them and reads this... go.. go back to your little pink world with no bad things around... have fun... don't come back.. thanks
hey josh... i wanna say that i REALLY love you and please, dont get me wrong!i understand why you decided to leave the band, but.. dont you think it was wrong to blame on hayley? you said you were younger, but she was too. she was doing what her manager and her parents were asking her for. and about 'the truth never set me free' you had to ask her not to put it in the lyrics, but you didnt.. you are acting like you were a victim when you werent or arent.it wasnt right to tell 'the truth' as a reason to leave the band.. youre trying to hit hayley, jeremy and taylor and forgot to think about your fans. we care about you 5. we believe you. we love you. we will support you NO MATTER what! i just wanted to know why all this 'hate' in your heart.. please, dont get me wrong, i love you.. you wanted everybody to have the same attetion, but it would never happen. you were in a rock band where the lead singer was a girl, a very talented girl, so OF COURSE, she had and have more attetion and fame than you. im not saying that its right or wrong, im just saying that its what happens to every single band, the singer always has more fame than the others!well, i wish you and zac the best! i love you guys. Merry Christmas and a happy new year! <3
Edit: (ugh I made some mistakes overthere .-.)I know that* you Josh, are not going to read this but I hope you notice this at least.If you are ALL real fans* just keep listening the old albums and keep loving both the Farros and the other members. Also Happy Christmas to you Josh and to Zac :)
...I don't think there was hate in his heart, I think he's just telling the truth. Which, in my opinion, we deserved to know for sticking with Paramore.
Hey Josh (And Zac),I just wanted to say thank you for posting this blog, after reading it it cleared up a lot about why you and Zac wanted to quit and why.I just wanted to tell you and Zac that I will never forget you guys and you guys (and everyone else in Paramore) are such a huge part in my lives and will always be.I hope you and Zac enjoy your lives out of the band, and that you (and possibly Zac) start blogging on this blogspot. Haha, ever since I found out you made this account I've actually have been checking various times since then if you guys posted anything else. :P Oh, and before I forget -- Josh you inspired me to play the guitar. :) I hope I do soon. I've asked before, but never started yet. -.- When I do though I hope I someday become as good as you.Oh, and last but not least -- I wish you, Zac, your family, and Jenna's family a merry Christmas and happy New Years. :DThat's all I have to say, can't wait to see more blogs from you and Zac in the future! Xx
Josh, I just want to say thank you, for everything, for taking the time to answer our comments, and being honest with us. It's pretty rare when someone does that. Also what ever happens next, if you and Zac make a new band or something, I will always be there for you guys. God Bless You, and Merry Christmas!! Love ya!
Hey Josh,why can't you just keep your mouth shut and leave the band with grace?all you've done ever since you left is talk bad about them.is that what God wants you to do?i don't think He'd want you to bad mouth your friends and your band.just stop talking and let this drama die already.
Actually in comments he posted here, he wrote that he hopes that someday they'll be able to be friends, and he also asked people to pray for Hayley. That doesn't seem very negative to me.
I love you, Josh and I'll love you forever.Thanks for everything you did while you were in the band. We're gonna miss you and Zac.
@ FelicityDo you really think that? because what he's basically saying is that the band right now are puppets and that people needed to pray for Hayley.Why do you think he's saying people should pray for Hayley? Because he doesn't agree with the change.I can quote a lot of lyrics from their new album based on what Josh is saying.He should just stay gone and not be an attention whore and make himself the victim.
Josh. I have a question. Are you, Hayley, Jeremy & Taylor still friends?
Josh,Would you and your brother be open to doing things in a church setting?I'm currently employed by my home church (that I've grown up in for 15 years) and was curious to see if you were open to that kind of idea. Don't get me wrong, Jesus opened that door for me to be apart of the Media Ministry but I was just curious if you personally see that as an option.Side Note: It's sad that what happened with Paramore happened. I'm an avid listener and supporter but I know that you were open about your relationship with Jesus and I believe that you and your brother made the right decision. It's unfortunate, yes, but God's Will for your life will take you and Zac to levels that you and I can't comprehend.God Bless and Merry Christmas!-Andrew
@ MikeeWhat would you do if you were him?
Hey Josh! I know that you and Zac will go far. Because you're both really talented. I'm so glad you made this blog! But I have a question for you as you no doubt heard many times before. Do you have any tips for a new band? Me and my band are trying to write songs, but after about three days we just want to change everything. We really do not know what to do and we do not know what to change to make it right.Thank you for being there! God bless you and Zac!Love u, Alice
I really don't think he was saying that the band are puppets, I think they are portrayed in a negative light. Just because he doesn't agree with the change doesn't mean he's trying to make Hayley seem the "bad guy". Just because I don't agree with what you're saying doesn't mean I think you're a bad person. And I don't think he's trying to be an "attention whore", he was just telling the truth, or what happened from his perspective. In case you haven't noticed, thousands of people have been demanding a reason as to why Zac and Josh left.
Josh (and Zac), I'm glad you're actually going to pursue something you want, something you like and ultimately something you're comfortable with. I just have one question, does this mean you might start up a screamo - or something along those lines - kind of band? I know it might be too soon but you're a great singer/screamer. I wish for the best in whatever lies ahead in your path.God bless, Leslie H.
Now I understand why I didn't like anything from "brand new eyes". I mean, you guys did a GREAT job as always, but I knew something was going wrong. i didn't feel comfortable reading the lyrics like I used to.
Josh? Isn't strnage how you started writing in Orlando.. 'officially' as Paramore.. and played your last show there too? I just thought that was pretty ironic..
Josh, why did you say in a comment "Believe me and Zac we wouldn't lie. We have no reason to". And then you say, "I hope so and am praying that we become friends again. But I do know that it wont happen soon"... like you're saying they are lying ? come on dude ! you've been BEST FRIENDS FOR YEARS and now you're trying to let them down .. that's not cool Josh .. i thought you were different than others .. sorry i think i was wrong, i know it's your decision, and, it would be cool if you answer to me .. maybe i'm the one that's wrong .. who knows .. i'm mad, and sad .. i'm Isa.
All the best Josh and Zac for the future, as long as you two are happy then thats all that matters!Thanks for giving me the opportunity to meet you at Nottingham in November! (Best day of my life) I wish you all the best and i'm gonna miss you guys. I hope you find something new that you both LOVE within the music industry and I look forward to seeing whats to come from you guys! It's definately going to be awesome.Lots of love,Jennifer
God Bless You Josh and Zac.I understand your point of view and respect it.But it still makes me sad that it was all fake.Love,Maggie
Does this mean that your not going to be coming to England for a while...? :( Get creative maestro..!! I need some new talent to drool over fast!!Lots of luck and love.
I support Josh & Zac. Merry Christmas fellas. Hope the New Year brings newer & greater things for you both.
Sacrifice your happiness? Are you serious? Getting to travel all over the world, trying amazing things and food, meet awesome people who LOVE you and what you do.... none of what you say makes sense to me.I was very angry when I first read your blog post because it IS bitter and really disrespectful towards people that were your friends at some point. And to all your fans as well. (and also towards an ex girlfriend - not cool) I do not believe that everything was so awful all the time - you can look it up on youtube "Paramore crazy videos/Funny moments" I mean honestly, it COULD NOT HAVE BEEN that bad. And we all know this.Personally, I will support Hayley and the rest of Paramore for not giving up on their fans and continuing doing music, even if everything you said was true. Sorry, but I don't believe Hayley ever had bad intentions or is such an evil person like you portrayed her to be. And I feel like you could have handled all this in a better way, because now listening to Paramore only makes me super sad...things will definitely not be the same without you and Zac.It's really, really sad that everything happened this way. Paramore is one of the few bands I truly respected and liked but now, I only associate it to all of this :\ Of course that doesn't affect you because you left and Paramore has to deal with all this...I wish you and Zac all the best in the future, hopefully you will not regret your decision.-Natalia
two things. are we ever gonna hear any of the album's b sides? i think it would be really interesting to hear some of the other songs written during that time. and are you gonna ever post any of the music that you write on your own? there are like three random songs floating around on youtube that are just you and they are amazing. it would be awesome to hear more
Hi Josh.. I'm just thinking, now... WHAT is Paramore for real??Merry XMas, hope the New Year brings you happiness and new music projects, bye!Andrea
Josh, I think you should watch this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FShnHxzaae8I made it as a message for you and Zac. It's about how much you've changed my life and addressing the recent situation. If you could comment on the video letting me know what you think, I'd be very grateful :)
Hey Josh, do you seriously expect to be friends with the guys (especially Hayley and Jeremy) after that post you wrote? Seriously, that was a bunch of dirty laundry being aired and I think it wasn't even necessary to give that much information. You could have given the reasons without having to give us all those details that we didn't need to know. And c'mon, I think it was no secret that Hayley was signed to Atlantic, she had already told us in a post from livejournal. Now thanks to that statement, you did what NO BAND should let happen, you made people pick sides. It's like what happened to blink-182, Mark and Travis talking shit on Tom, and Tom doing the same thing, only for what? To reunite 5 years later? I'm a blink fan, I love them to pieces, but it was the stupidest thing, the fans fought (and still do) defending who they thought was telling the truth. Do you want that for Paramore? If the answer is YES, then congratufuckinglations because you just did it.I'm sorry but this is not the way things should be done. Although, I do understand this way you can get a lot of publicity, so in that way you did make a great move. But on the other hand, people who know at least a little about think of you and Zac as two guys who wrote a bitter statement, basically ripping apart their best friends for years AND their families, in a very childish way. I understand you may not read this (most likely you won't) but it's worth a try.
you is amazing! you will continue with much success:) love you
This is pretty sad to here that paramore is mostly based on lies. I believe your's and Zac's side of the story, i realise that you guys have no reason to lie. Goodluck to both of you for the future :)
Josh i am so very happy you left the band to make yourself happy. You're just a great inspiration to me, YOU'RE the reason why i play guitar everyday. You and Zac have all my blessings for whatever comes in your future. I hope i still hear from you guys! <3 - Justine
Are you feeling better Josh. How's Jenna. You guys need to wrap up warm!! Get well soon. Love
I hope you too end up doing something that makes you happy in music... Merry Christmas Eve Eve :)
Just read this for a second time; much clearer to me now. Thank you, Josh, for sharing this with us. It is good to know the whole truth of everything. Man. The music industry sucks. I knew that from what Hanson has been through and now I know it from you guys.It excites me you and Zac are so passionate about your faith; I hope you continue to use all you have for Him!PS - that lyric in Careful has always bothered me as well.
Josh, when I first read the blog, I was mad. I honestly was, not at you, not at Hayley, not at anyone in general. I was just... mad, upset, confused? I had mixed feelings and I couldn't believe that this was the Paramore that I thought I knew so well. I didn't want to believe it. It took time. I read over it.. over and over and over again. Trying to figure out every bit of information there was to it... but then I finally accepted it... thinking it's the music that counts! I shouldn't be worrying about all this drama, when I'm a fan, not a member of the band...You and Paramore changed my life honestly. You made me want to start my own band and be like you guys... not copying you guys, just a little similar, but still unique. I was thinking it over after reading the blog, thinking "I don't want this to happen to my band, maybe I shouldn't have a band", but I still need to follow my dreams.Do you have any advice you could give me on how to steer clear of this thing happening within a band?It would mean THE WORLD to me if you answered. (:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMBwrUAbeVgI'll miss this!I'm not going to take any sides, because that is really ridiculous. I hope you and Zac find happiness and show your talent in other places, and I'm excited for Paramore's new album, even if it won't be the same without you two. Because it wont.I hope this drama fades away.God Bless!
I'm pretty sure you have a right to be bitter. Just sayin'.
You are the person who inspired me to play guitar. I love you for that.God bless you, and merry christmas!/samuel