Make Mikey Erg the new drummer for Against Me!
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Make Mikey Erg the new drummer for Against Me!

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      Punknews.org

Dear Against Me!,

 

We understand that you are currently without a drummer. We also understand that certain pressures occur within a band, which sometimes leads to the departure of members. While, we are sure that AM! is moving forward towards exciting and challenging new musical directions, the drummer is both the backbone and the sinews of a band. Thus, without a competent drummer, a band may lack a certain je ne se quoi, no matter how strong its brain and heart may be. Therefore, we would like to issue this enthusiastic and hearty recommendation that you select Mikey Erg as your newest drummer. 

 

Mr. Erg is qualified for multiple reasons:

 

1)Competence- Certainly, AM! has many different styles and sounds within its avoirdupois. Likewise, Mr. Erg has any number of styles which he employs should the occasion request. He has drummed for notable pop punks The Ergs, he has drummed for modern crust legends Star Fucking Hipsters, he has drummed for the so called "org-core" of the Slow Death, and has even drummed for his own thrash metal project, Fucifer.

 

2)Taste- A great drummer is not necessarily a "good" drummer. John Bonham may be a legend behind the kit, but place him along side Leonard Cohen and the septuagenerian's depth of feeling is soon made shallow by showboating and crude boom-baps. By contrast, Mr. Erg has the skill, sense, and style to fit his drumming within the needs of a song, propelling it or reigning it as necessary, but never over powering the music up front. Such skill is rare and musicians with such talent can be counted on one hand with room left for a tasteful ring. The list is short, but sinfully sweet: Charlie Watts, Sly Dunbar, Gene Krupa, Mikey Erg. 

 

3)Loyalty- Often, when a new member is introduced to a band, sycophantic journalists will compliment the new guy in hopes to "dig up the dirt" of the more established members. Indeed, Mr. Erg himself was confronted with such a Trojan Horse when he became a member of the aforementioned SFH. As this video clearly shows, Mr. Erg fended off dirt seeking questions with grace, honesty, and class, all without tendering any harmful information about his fellow musicians. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRnxtdwuTOo&t=5m33s )

 

4)Style- Certainly, AM! is a good looking band and issues a certain flair to the audience through its clothing choices. Without question, a band needs a drummer that can add to the group's collective clothing oeuvre, simultaneously not stealing the spotlight nor being the "Ringo" of the group, if you will. (Let us not forget that even Crass "had a look.") Mr. Erg has an excellent fashion sense. He often wears tasteful, but noticeable thick rimmed glasses. His complexion is thus highlighted by his modern, but simple "Caesar cut" as well as his nouveau-punk black t-shirt and simple jeans. Surely, such a look would fit nicely on a two page spread, placed tastefully between the bassist and guitarist, some four feet removed from the spotlight.

 

As you can see, Mr. Erg is a top notch candidate for your current drumming position. He receives our full endorsement and we formally request that you select him as your new drummer.

 

 [Note: Punknews.org has no connection, affiliation, or personal contact with Mikey Erg or any of his agents. We are simply just fans of the man. But, like, this one time, my grandma was trapped under a car and he totally came over and was like "Don't worry young man!" And he, like, totally lifted the car over his head, freeing my grandma.]

To:
Against Me!
Please make Mikey Erg the new drummer for Against Me!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. We reached 1,000 signatures!

      We reached 1,000 signatures! We'll be mailing the petition off to Against Me! Today! All we need to do is sit back and wait for Victory!

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. ALMOST THERE!

      When we hit 1,000, we are mailing this to Against Me! Get your friends to sign up today!

    4. Interview with Mikey at Punknews.org!

      Punknews.org just ran an interview with Mikey about the campaign! Read it here: http://www.punknews.org/article/50955/interviews-following-mikey-erg-on-the-campaign-trail-for-the-drummer-seat-in-against-me

      And don't forget to keep sharing the word on this petition. We WILL get Mikey that drummer's spot!

      Punknews.org

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    5. Interview with Mikey Erg at 6pmEST today!

      Today at 6pm est punknews.org is going to run an interview with Mikey! Stay tuned!

      Punknews.org

      Tours, News Reviews, and Resources centered around Punk, Screamo, Metal, Indie, Post Rock, Ska, Reggae Emo and Hardcore

    6. 800 SIGNATURES! More big news soon!

      We just reached 800 signatures! Anthony from Indiana was the 800th signor!

      He said: "MICHAEL IS SWELL. JUST SWELL. EVERY BOY DESERVES A SHOT."

      Stay tuned! We'll have more big news soon...

    7. We just spoke to Mikey!

      We just spoke to Mikey! He's in high spirits as the campaign rolls onward. We'll keep you updated. Meanwhile, look for an interview about the campaign at punknews.org to run very soon!

      Punknews.org

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    8. Communication between AM! and Mikey Erg!

      On twitter, Laura Jane Grace and Mikey have been talking to each other! (https://twitter.com/Mikeyerg/status/311662325620940800)

      The discussion has been whimsical in nation so far, but Mikey did say that he would be in AM!'s neighborhood soon. LJG said that there's pressure on them now that they see each other due to the petition, but, it's a perfect icebreaker that Mikey can use! THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY HAPPEN PEOPLE!

      Twitter / Mikeyerg: @MikeCampbellpgh @laurajanegrace ...

      @ MikeCampbellpgh @ laurajanegrace I'll actually be in St Augustine next week if AM! Wants to jam!

    9. Reached 750 signatures
    10. 700 SIGNATURES!!!!! WORLDWIDE SUPPORT!!!!

      And the signatures KEEP pouring in! The 700th signor was Hubert of California!

      Here's what some people around the globe have been saying about Mikey's quest to join AM! world wide:

      James from the UK: "Because without it happening, life wouldn't be quite complete."

      Jared from USA: "This combination would be perfect!"

      Veronica from Paraguay: "Mikey Erg rules!"

      Jade from Canada: "why not!?"

      Cat from USA: "Mikey Erg once saved my cat from a tree
      The tree was also on fire
      And surrounded by lava
      And the cat was pregnant so there were multiple lives saved
      And he did it all before breakfast
      No I am not making this up what are you talking about!"

    11. Jaded Punk Hulk Critical of the Erg Campaign!

      Oh no! Jaded Punk Hulk changed his mind and now hates out campaign!!!!!

      http://www.jadedpunk.com/post/45212220122/punknews-mikey-erg-against-me-petition

      Well, that's okay! We still like Jaded Punk Hulk! You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, as my Grandma Eunice always used to say! (Strangely, Grandma Eunice had an unexplained hatred towards the Fleischmann company, originating from before the first world war).

      Anyways! At the Erg election HQ, we're HUGE fans of both Mikey Erg and AM!, so we thinkt he paring would be divinde, despite what that nice, young green gentlemen has to say.

      We'll just have to "agree to disagree" like Grandma Eunice used to say.

      Anyways, keep letting your friends know about the campaign!

      Is This Punknews Petition The Stupidest Thing Ever Made?

      There is a petition going on over at punk rock daycare website, Punknews.org, to ask Against Me! to let Mikey Erg be their replacement drummer. Let's hear it from them on the matter: At Punknews.org, we hold our journalistic duties to the utmost highest standard.

    12. 600 SIGNATURES! SUPPORT FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!

      We're reached 600 signatures!!!! What a phenomenal milestone! Keep sharing the petition with our friends, we've still got a long way to go to get Mikey in that chair.

      Thanks to all of you for ALL your support so far!

    13. 500 Signatures!

      We've hit 500 supporters for Mikey's Cause! Evan was Mr. 500 and he said "good people with good people."

      We agree! Let's keep letting people know about Mikey's dream and soon we'll hit 600 together!

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. Shout outs from Laura Jane Grace AND Jaded Punk Hulk!

      The pro-Erg campaign rampages forward and more and more people are taking notice. Internet personality @JadedPunkHulk said "COOL IDEA! MAYBE NEXT YOU CAN ENDORSE SPRINGSTEEN TO BE IN 311." (He was just joshin' us, of course)

      Even better, @LauraJaneGrace tweeted "This is cracking me up.... http://www.punknews.org/article/50903/punknewsorg-officially-endorses-mikey-erg-as-candidate-for-against-me-drummer-starts-petition"

      We're still building and getting more and more interest, so LET'S KEEP THIS FREIGHT TRAIN ROLLIN'!

      Let all your friends know how much you AND they want Mikey Erg in AM!

      Punknews.org officially endorses Mikey Erg as candidate for Against Me! drummer, starts petition

      At Punknews.org, we hold our journalistic duties to the utmost highest standard. As a news organization, we see our primary duty as dispersing news, without comment, allowing viewers to make their own conclusions. However, there comes a time in human events when things are so important and so.

    16. 300 signatures! Worldwide support!

      The response is overwhelming here at HQ. The people are clear. "WE WANT MIKEY!"

      We just hit 300 signatures. We're getting support from across the globe: Jakarta, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, and the good ol' USA!

      But, we are far from done! Keep sharing this petition so we can get as many signatures as possible so we can make this a reality.

      I WILL NOT REST UNTIL MIKEY IS BEHIND THAT KIT!

      Here's what some supporters are saying:

      Hadri: "Because it would be awesome, that's why!"

      Eric: "Mikey Erg is just what against me! needs, if anyone can live up to Warren it's him!"

      Robin: "Mikey is a great drummer, and could even add amazing backing vocals, being the vocalist that he is."

      Kenny: "It would be, like, totally righteous."

    17. Reached 250 signatures
    18. Story picked up by punknews.org, 200 signatures!

      The Mikey Erg campaign is picking up incredible steam! Not only has punknews.org run its official endorsement of the campaign (http://www.punknews.org/article/50903/punknewsorg-officially-endorses-mikey-erg-as-candidate-for-against-me-drummer-starts-petition) but we're also over 200 signatures!

      But, the battle isn't over. Keep getting people to sign up so we can get Mikey into AM!

      Punknews.org

      At Punknews.org, we hold our journalistic duties to the utmost highest standard. As a news organization, we see our primary duty as dispersing news, without comment, allowing viewers to make their own conclusions. However, there comes a time in human events when things are so important and so core to our fundamental values that we must cast aside our non-partisanship and take an editorial stance.

    19. Reached 200 signatures
    20. 150 signatures! Overseas enthusiasm!

      Wooooo!

      We're already over 150 signatures! Plus, people from around the world are making it clear: The entire globe wants Mikey in AM!

      Let's make this happen!

      Chema says "Mikey Erg es el nuevo baterista de Against Me!"

      Reza says "Against Me! sama Mikey Erg? kayaknya boleh jugs tuch"

    21. We've hit 100 signatures!

      That's right folks! We've hit 100 signatures, but keep signing up! We want AM! to know how much we back Mikey Erg!

    22. Reached 100 signatures
    23. We've hit 50 signatures!

      We've hit 50 signatures so far! Let's keep this train a-rollin!

    24. Reached 50 signatures
    25. Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! shares the petiton

      Hello fans of the Erg!

      Laura Jane Grace, principal songwriter of AM!, has shared our petition on her facebook page! How exciting! http://www.facebook.com/laurajane.grace.7/posts/253091608161185

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Higgs SWANSEA, IL
      • 7 months ago

      BECAUSE MIKEY ERG. AND AGAINST ME.

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    • Brian Fitzpatrick BOONTON, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      I grew up listening to the ergs and am still a huge fan. Mikey is a tight drummer and good, no doubt.

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    • Massimo Primi RAPALLO, ITALY
      • 12 months ago

      Because it's the only punk band Mikey is not in !

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    • allison klein CHICAGO, IL
      • 12 months ago

      MIKEY ERG IS AMAZING. WOULD MAKE AM! EVEN MORE AMAZING!

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    • Brendan Chittick MYERSVILLE, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      Mikey Erg roolz

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