Not only that, but that 10-20 percent combined with whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again. As the saying goes: I couldn’t get booked at the opening of a letter. I’m sure others of you are disappointed to hear I’m still kicking around somewhere (kidding…sort of).
Countless artists far better than I have only achieved posthumous acclaim.Fall Out Boy’s last album was our most critically panned and audiences openly hated it (it was also our poorest selling major label album even if one adjusts for the changing music economy).Now, that’s not to say it didn’t have its fans, but at no other point in my professional career was I nearly booed off stages for playing new songs.I coincidentally happened to achieve another goal which was to lose the weight I’d been carrying around since a month-long drinking binge after a bad breakup. Living in the moments of achieving them were perhaps among the happiest in my life.So when I went out into the world to show off the self I felt like I was happiest and most comfortable being, I suppose I knew there would be the “Haters” [I loathe the clumsy/insufficient word but it seems the most universal]; The elitists that would always prove impossible to please.