The guy’s got a point…

Not really a news item, but I feel these are wise words. In a post on their latest newsletter, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret said this… to leave your point of view, click ‘discuss this item’: “GIRL ALL THE BAD GUYS WANT has now entered the TOP 40….This is huge for our band, and huge for music that we know you like to hear….Here is what
I mean….I know that many of the stations playing us may or may not be what you normally listen to, but we are seeing an abrupt change in the way pop punk, or whatever it is we play is being treated by the industry…..Pop stations are playing BFS, NFG, Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Simple Plan….This is a great thing for those of us who thought the whole BLING BLING thing was sort of funny at first, and then wanted to throw up every time somebody said WHO LET THE DOGS OUT…..Help us and these other bands by requesting us on all of the stations in your area ONCE EACH DAY….By doing so, you pave the way for other bands and for other songs from the bands you can already hear on these stations!”

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.