13 years ago this girl Andrea Edelman came with me to a show. She said to me “there’s this little freshman punk kid in my highschool and I think it would be cool if we brought him with us”. I always think about how little actions change your life on such a huge scale, like the butterfly effect. A butterfly flaps its wings and that causes a tidal wave thousands of miles away. Little did I know that day, that by saying yes to bringing this loudmouthed little freshman kid to that show, on that day, that I would meet one of my oldest and best friends in my entire life. I have seen people in this scene come and go I’ve seen people change, and a lot of the time for the worse. People have moved away and passed away (r.i.p MJF) But through it all Greg has always stayed the same dude he was that day we met. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and after 10 solid years of being straight edge, breaking edge was most definitely one of the biggest mistakes I ever made and I regretted it almost instantly. I’ll never forget the day I told Greg. I was legit afraid he was gonna tell me to fuck off and never talk to me again. I’ve never seen a dude more committed to the edge and more proud of being straight edge then he is. I said to him “so I guess you heard” and he said “yea”. I said “so do you hate me now?” He gave me a hug and said “nah man you are and have always been one of my best friends. Now I can just call you my best friend, the sellout”. Greg has always stood by me and I have never been more honored to call anyone in this world my friend than him. In 9 years I watched him bring his band from playing their first show on #thebankrobbersnj equipment to watching them completely conquer the entire world. I don’t know what could be more fitting than watching the final stomp in Jersey to a packed room in true #newjerseyhardcore style. I fucking love you @gdoggdabomb and I wish you all of the happiness in the world. You made all of #newjerseyhardcore proud to call this place home. #themongoloids #themongoloidsnj #backtoschooljam #backtoschooljam14 #btsj #njhc #newjerseystraightedge
lord knows it would be the first time.
that he ever sang this.