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Can I grad-u-ATE!!!

Since it's graduation season, I figured now's the best time to acknowledge a certain someone.

Even before "gettin' that sheepskin," Tom had already accomplished much more than the average graduate. He was already a fantastic guitarist (his solos from two years ago--solos you guys've never heard--still blow me away), and well on his way to becoming a fantastic recording engineer and producer (aside from producing every Powerspace demo, check out his work with Football Weather and Action Item).

And then he went and graduated anyway.

Tom's a rare breed, see. On the one hand, he knows a whole lot about music equipment, the music industry, music software, music technology, sound, etc. He can talk your ear off about everything from the most technical matters to the most abstract theories (I remember him editing his 70-page term paper on the plane ride back from Japan). But at the same time, he's not afraid to, you know, rock:


So in retrospect, I'm glad he went back to college. For one thing, I got a new BFF (hey, Max!). But we also got the excuse to go back to Miami University a few times. To party, yeah, but also to walk around and reminisce. Miami's really a great place, and I still miss it. I walked by my old apartment, where I'd always get a call from Tom, late at night, telling me to ditch my homework and come practice. I walked by Tom and Dan's old dorm, where we used to practice and record. I walked by that abandoned building that we broke into so we could shoot a video for "Electricity." I walked by Pachinko's, the first bar that ever let us idiots play a show. And so on.

Anyway. Maybe Tom would be embarrassed to hear this, but I get the feeling that he's always enjoyed his learning. So let's all take a second and congratulate him for all his hard work. But remember... the best way to congratulate him is to let him melt your face with his guitar during our summer tour with Cute Is What We Aim For.

Reply with your congratulations!

~ Kevin


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May. 14th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Lol Miami University sent me information today.

Congratulations Tom~

I'm happy that you guys are playing here on 7/9 because I haven't seen you guys live yet and I've been listening to you guys for about a year now. Should be fun.
May. 14th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Tom! You must have worked extremely hard and should be proud of yourself=]
May. 14th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)

i also graduate college
May. 14th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
aww adorable. congratssss!
May. 14th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
i'd throw you an awesome party, but i live all the way over here in miami.

i can't wait to see you guys here. :D

hayhay kevin.
May. 15th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
May. 15th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
\m/ B. Phil \m/
May. 15th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Woot we're both graduating. Congrats Tom!

I will be seeing you this summer. I can't wait.

♥ Taryn
May. 16th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Congrats Tom!

I would let him "melt" my face with his guitar solos during your tour but I'm all the way here in Australia.
May. 16th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
o congrats
May. 16th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)


hey bb
May. 18th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
well tom, you and i both graduated.
congrats to you for managing to be an amazing musician while graduating. now it's off to grad scool.. well for me at least.
May. 18th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
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