Author Archives: brittany

I need to say something. - 19 Comments

I’m going to paste an explanation I made in the comments a few days ago for everybody who’s emailed me or commented about videos, because my patience is wearing thin. I’ve been trying my hardest to make this site as good as it is, and when people constantly ask for more, it makes me feel like I suck. So here goes:

The reason I’m putting a couple videos up at a time is to make them last. The last time a full show was put up in one pop, we had about a week or so span of not adding videos because we had nothing to add in that particular section. People decided to complain about the lack of new videos. Meanwhile, there was at least 40/50 videos already on the site, which is a TON more than normal fansites host. Especially fansites without fifteen million ads.

I was honestly really bothered by it. So to prevent people from bugging me about the lack of new videos, I decided to space them out between updates. It’s obviously not working.

I really try my best, and so do the people who help me out with the site, and I generally add things as I get them. Also, it’s not an easy process for Caleb to cut the videos up, convert them and edit them. It’s a pain to have people contact us by email or through here asking for more. If there’s more to add, be patient, because we’re not going to hold out on you.

I want to publicly ask everyone to please stop emailing me or commenting about videos not being up. There are over 100 videos on this site. That’s more than any fansite I have ever seen in my days of webdesign. We don’t put ads on the site. We don’t ask for donations. We just ask for patience. Asking when they’ll be put up, or complaining about it won’t make me go any faster. It’ll just make me want to burst into emo tears.

Also, since I’m being open here, I’d like to also publicly say that I’m not a filesharing machine. I support this band with everything I have, and I’m not going to send you their entire repertoire in MP3 format when most of it can be purchased. I get asked several times a day through email, and I’ve even gotten hate letters from people for not forking the audio over.

I really enjoy doing this site, and I love that most of you guys are so supportive. It makes doing all of this worth it. I guess I just wanted to get that out.







Making of Fully Alive + Caps = Yay! - 11 Comments

The MTV2 Special for the Making of Fully Alive has been put up on the video page. Big giant enormous huge thanks goes to Caleb for driving 50 miles to his parents house to get it and 50 miles back. He also chopped it up, sat through hours of not-working internet, and then uploaded it just now. So…yay for him!

In the gallery, I uploaded caps from Fully Alive. Feel free to make graphics or what have you with those.

Enjoy!







Video Premiere - 12 Comments

Click the picture to go to the video page. The HQ copy of the video has been added. Thanks to Caleb for obtaining the HQ and Josh for the LQ. It’s one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen as far as imagery, and I’m not just being a proud fan. Or maybe I am. I don’t know. Go judge for yourself!

The MTV2 special should be coming within the next couple hours so keep a look out. Caleb’s internet died right as he was about to upload and I guess it’ll be down ’til 7AM. Sorry, but it’ll have to wait ’til tomorrow. *pouts* I still haven’t seen it either, so I’m just as bummed as anyone. Feel free to discuss the video amongst yourselves in the comments.

Also, some new photoshoot pictures have been released. Click the respective pictures to see those and here to see the old behind the scenes pictures as well.







Fully Alive Video Newsss - 27 Comments

On Monday July 24, MTV2 will be showing a “Making of the Video” with Flyleaf for Fully Alive. A 15 second promo for the show, which shows some of the video, has been already playing on MTV2. So if you watch that channel, keep a look out for it. The site will have the show and the video up a day or so after it airs for anyone who doesn’t have the channel.

There’s a contest happening over on Wiredset.com where you can win a Meet and Greet with Flyleaf on their tour bus at Family Values. There will be 5 winners, and 10 who will receive an autographed Flyleaf album.

MTV2 All That Rocks is airing on July 30th, which is coming up pretty soon. So keep voting for Flyleaf as the New Breakout Band.

On the video page, more songs from The Complex were put up. The rest will come with the next update, and then the Juanita’s videos will be added in blocks. So watch for those soon. The full Jimmy Kimmel performance of Fully Alive was also added thanks to Kelly Carter. It was ripped from a LQ stream on Kimmel’s website, so forgive the quality.

A bunch of photos from The Complex were added thanks to Preston Rodgers. A few more from Cornerstone were added as well which were photographed by The Stir.

Not much else has been going on since Flyleaf has been on a well deserved vacation from touring. Things will probably pick up when Fully Alive is released in a few days, and the Family Values Tour starts up. In the meantime, if anyone has requests or ideas as far as new things you’d like to see, drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.







Guitar World article, new videos, updated discography, HOORAY! - 10 Comments

So, I’m back from my camping trip and I bear gifts of the Flyleaf caliber. Rejoice! Your Flyleaf drought is over! 8D

The discography section got a big facelift today. I added links to purchase the various EPs/Albums, and I also added the Rolling Stone Originals EP along with the Walmart EP. Also in the band section, I updated the chart history page with new numbers. Fully Alive has reached #28 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and the album has sold roughly 281,000 copies.

The video page was also broken up into sections because it was getting way too big. Four videos from The Complex show were added. More to come from that show later on. One from the Cornerstone festival was also put up.

I finally got my hands on the infamous Guitar World article for everyone to take a look at. Please remember that the whole thing is made up before taking it seriously. Also in the gallery, I added a nice shot of Lacey taken by Sean Moorman. A bunch of snazzy photos from Cornerstone were uploaded thanks to Cindy. A set of photos from Flyleaf’s Discover and Download set from MTV.com were put up here. Those were taken by the wonderful Amy Cooper.







Life is like a box-a choc-o-lates. [/random] - 13 Comments

I really don’t have much to update, but I probably should try to anyway. I’m going to be without an internet connection from July 10-13. I believe that Caleb will be ripping Jimmy Kimmel and posting the video as soon as possible so nobody will be missing out on that. For anyone who’s wondering, they’ll be doing Fully Alive for the performance.

A tidbit about the MTV2 All That Rocks show: The performance is of Fully Alive and it was apparently taped at The Pound on May 13, 2006. Anna, who attended the show, said that’s what Lacey told the crowd. Don’t forget to vote vote vote. It’d be super awesome if they won.

In the band section, the chart history page and the tour dates were updated.

The audio page was updated with the X1063 Interview. The interview includes two acoustic performances done by Lacey and Pat. The version of I’m So Sick acoustic is very different than the normal. It’s a nice change, I think.

On the video page, the Rolling Stone acoustic videos were added in non-realplayer format. Those are really well done, so I encourage everyone to check them out.

The gallery was updated with a photo from The Complex thanks to Caleb, some from Ziggy’s thanks to Justin, and a bunch of promotional photos from Download Festival.

If anyone has anything they need to send to my email, feel free, but I’ll probably be delayed in responding/updating. ‘Til then, enjoy Caleb’s Jimmy Kimmel update in a couple days. If he slacks and doesn’t add it right away, make a lot of comments saying ‘hurry up’ so he’ll get a move on. 8D







Jimmy Kimmel Update, Videos, Audio andddd Pictures - 3 Comments

For everyone that has been wondering, the Jimmy Kimmel appearance has been rescheduled to July 10th. Also, Jared and Sameer are featured in a write up in Guitar World. According to Kat Hartmann, the whole thing is completely fabricated and the guys didn’t say anything that the article quotes them as saying. I might pick it up and scan it just to see what it says, but I can’t promise anything.

I was looking around the net recently, and I found out that this MTV2 All That Rocks appears to be an awards show. So I encourage everyone to vote for Flyleaf to win. You can vote more than once, so get to it. According to this article, they’re supposed to be making an appearance on the show. No idea when its being taped, but its airing July 30th.

In the band section, I added a few articles. The titles of those are: Stars and Stripes Article, Faith Powers Texas Quintet Flyleaf and Flyleaf Aren’t Evanescence, And Boys Smell.

The audio page was updated with the Edgefest show they played in Dallas thanks to Tracie. An interview the band did with Rhapsody was also added. A few more video clips from Edgefest were uploaded thanks to David. A ten minute long video with Lacey behind the camera is available on the video page for download. She basically goes around asking the band members questions. For anyone who hasn’t met them yet, you can see what they’re like off stage and out of an interview setting.

In the gallery, a bunch of photos from May Day 2006 were put up thanks to Scott Legato. Some various ones from City Stages and Rock am Ring surfaced, and bunch from Edgefest thanks to David were added as well. A couple new shots of Flyleaf with fans were uploaded thanks to Wendigo.

If anybody missed the MySpace bulletin with behind the scenes pictures from the newest photoshoot, I put those up in the gallery here. Hopefully some of those pictures pop up soon.







MySpace update, Atlanta acoustic show, videos and pictures. - 12 Comments

The show in Oklahoma and Jimmy Kimmel were apparently cancelled for a good reason. The band is currently in LA getting ready to shoot the video for Fully Alive. Jared posted a MySpace bulletin letting everyone know about a few things.

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well. We’ve been so busy with touring lately. The shows are going great and thanks so much to all of our fans who are coming out to support us!

This week we are in LA shooting our new music video for “Fully Alive” with The Brothers Strauss again. They’re really great guys, and the video seems like its going to be really cool so keep your eyes open for it.

We’re at a photo shoot right now and we’re all getting our hair, make-up, and wardrobe done. Then tomorrow, we’ll start shooting the music video. By Friday we will be in Atlanta and we’ll do the second half of our headlining tour until we get a few weeks off in July. We’re all looking forward to being home for a bit.

Here in the next few days we’re going to be posting some behind the scenes pictures that we’ve been taking while we’ve been on the road, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks again for your support and we’ll see you soon!

Take care and God bless,
Jared

Before I start rambling on about other site updates, I’d like to extend a big Happy Birthday to James. :]

For everybody in the Atlanta area, Flyleaf will be playing a free in-store performance at Criminal Records on June 23rd at 6PM before their scheduled show. According to the email I got earlier today, it should be an acoustic type setting.

In the media section, I added a graphic fanart made by Val and two short videos from Edgefest thanks to Tracie.

The gallery was updated with new pictures from Edgefest thanks to Tracie, as well as some various ones from May Day, WHFS Festival, The Roxy Theatre and some of Flyleaf with their fans.

If you’re so inclined, you guys can vote for Flyleaf at MTV2.com to be “the breaking new band“. They’re up against Panic! at the Disco and Avenged Sevenfold.







Does anyone even read the title anyway? - 10 Comments

I have updates! I know what you’re thinking. “No way!” Right? Totally with you on that one.

In the band section, I added a few interviews up. One of them is an interview with Lacey and the other is an interview with Pat. On the chart history page, I added Fully Alive’s status. It’s number #37 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The FAQ was updated with another song meaning, and on the video information page I added the couple tidbits we know about the Fully Alive video.

On the audio page, a new acoustic version of I’m So Sick was added. A new photoshop brush page was put up as well. I added a set that includes logos and various pieces of the album art. If anyone has any other brushes they’d like to see, feel free to ask and I’ll see what I can do. One new signature was added thanks to Sleepwalker, and the rest of the Stubb’s BBQ videos were too.

In the gallery, some photos from the Fat Tuesdays soundcheck, and a meet and greet afterwards were put up. A few from a ROCK 94 radio show and one more from Rock am Ring were as well.







Fully Alive Video - 9 Comments

The video for Fully Alive will be shot in early July. The directors will be The Brothers Strause, the same guys that did the I’m So Sick video. Hopefully, the video will be done by early August since I’m So Sick took only about a month to edit.

A few more Stubb’s BBQ videos were added today. I might work on some more media related content to add later on tonight.

As far as pictures, a new cover for the I’m So Sick single has surfaced. A set from The Belmont was added thanks to Diana. A bunch from Piere’s were also put up.

Small update today, but I figured something was better than nothing.







The extreme lack of news fails and makes for no updates. :[ - 8 Comments

I’ve been sitting here for the past week waiting for some news to pop up like it always tends to do, and there hasn’t been anything. So I pretty much just updated what I could because I’m desperate.

In the band section, the chart history page has been updated with a new albums sold total. Some European tour dates have also been added. There’s also a headlining date that Flyleaf is playing in Toronto on June 14th. So you Canadian fans should jump on that if you can. I know you’ve been waiting for a tour date. The FAQ has also been updated with a few more questions.

The media section was updated with some new fanart thanks to Carly and Myranie. One new wallpaper was added as well. I also spent about fifteen zillion hours working on the video page. Those description popups are finally working. Also, three new videos from Stubb’s BBQ were added. Thanks to Josh for the DVD and Caleb for cutting it up and uploading. Some more videos are to come in the next few days.

Two new affiliates were added. OLP Zone and EvBoard. I’m a moderator over at EvBoard, incase anyone was aching to know. Woo for EvBoard.

In the gallery, some photos from May Day 2006 were put up. A few candids from the bands MySpace were also added. One shot from Rock am Ring got put up. I’ll work on getting more from there. Some super old pictures from The Vibe were added from when the band was Passerby thanks to Josh. A bunch from the Varsity Theater were added thanks to Rabbit as well as a few of her and Marika with Flyleaf and a setlist. A set from the WHFS Festival was put up, and a few miscellaneous ones were as well.







Family Values Tour Dates, Photos and Videos - 26 Comments

First and foremost, congrats to Flyleaf for hitting the 200,000 albums sold mark. Second, and not so foremost, sorry about the severe slack in writing updates. I’ve been updating the actual site as far as individual pages, but I’m not good with these summary type things. So for that, I apologize.

The TRL phone lines are now open 24/7, so you can call at anytime and request I’m So Sick. If I might remind everyone, the Octone ST is running a great contest for voters.

At walmart.com, the exclusive digital EP has been added. It’s been up there since the end of April, so I’m kind of late on that, but you can view/purchase it here. It includes Tina, Supernatural, Much Like Falling and a live version of I’m So Sick.

The rest of the Family Values tour dates have been added as well as some various other shows. The chart history page has also been updated.

Two videos from MTVU’s Backstage Pass series have been added. One of them is a regular interview where the band history is covered, and the other is one with a few questions that fans sent in. Both of those are thanks to Sir Caleb of d0rkland.

A ton of photos from the Showplace Theatre have been put up thanks to Zigkiss. A bunch from Fat Tuesdays in Spokane were also added thanks to Brittany and Mia. Courtesy of the lovely Anne Ryan, some photos from the Electric Factory and another unknown venue were added. Some more from the The Belmont were put up, and one from The Roxy Theatre was too.







My pride and joy is all growededed up. - 2 Comments

*pats the gallery* It just hit 3,000 pictures today which is pretty cool. Speaking of the gallery, pictures are pretty much the only update.

Hot Topic Promos
Hot Topic Acoustic Set
Global Gathering
GMA Week 2006
Hawthorne Theatre
Autographs
Tickets
Unknown Set 6
The Roxy (Georgia)
The Roxy (Hollywood)

Aside from that, an interview that Lacey did with MTVU’s The Hot Seat was added to the articles page.







New Layout - 19 Comments

Before I begin, I’d like to dedicate this update to Brandi.

Voila! New layout. I hope everyone likes it. The navigation may take a couple minutes to get used to, but I wanted something a little different. Ali made the cool logo on it for Flyleaf Online because she’s pretty much the greatest person in the world.

So, first off, a few tour dates from the Family Values Tour were added. There should be more coming soon. If you’re interested, you can look at the dates on Korn’s MySpace, but they’re missing venues.

I updated the FAQ a little with a couple song meanings and tweaked the band name answer because I found the names of some of James’ old bands. For the song info part, I’m going from things band members have explained, and in whatever case I can, I’ll add a direct quote so the message won’t be misconstrued. Most of the things that people have asked me in the FAQ question box are things I have no idea about. Others are personal, so I apologize if I haven’t answered it. In addition to that, one new affiliate was added in the internet section.

On the video page, the HQ AVI files for the MTV2 interviews were added thanks to Josh.

If anyone is interested in wikipedia, I heavily updated Flyleaf’s page today, and started writing Lacey’s page. If anyone has anything to add, please feel free to do so.

In the gallery, some pictures from what I think was the Boardwalk were added. If I’m wrong, please correct me. When I got the photos, I was given permission but no other info. A few from The Pound were put up as well as some from The Belmont. The Flyleaf & Fans section was also updated.

Also, keep voting for I’m So Sick on TRL and join the Octone contest. Or else I’ll judo chop you and you will cry.







Vote for Flyleaf on TRL - 8 Comments


Flyleaf posted a bulletin on MySpace asking everyone to vote for them on TRL, so I’ll spread the message too. Vote for I’m So Sick! On the subject of MySpace, they added Fully Alive to their player. I’m guessing that was their stealthy way of relaying the new single message. Also, on the Octone ST, there’s a contest running for the TRL thing that I encourage everyone to join. This is the prize:

EVERY week we will choose a winner who will receive an autographed picture or poster. This contest will continue for 3 months until AUGUST 1st. At the end of the contest, we will pick one GRAND PRIZE WINNER who will receive a phone call from the band and full Flyleaf prize pack including autographed cd’s, t-shirts and more!

On Flyleaf Music, there’s a new ECard with photos of the band, the I’m So Sick video, and tour dates. In the gallery, I added full size versions of the I’m So Sick set shots and the live ones as well.

A ton of tour dates were added, but still no signs of dates for the Family Values Tour. I also updated the chart history page. Flyleaf is up to about 180,000 albums sold which is awesome. So congrats to them.

On the audio page, I added a short phone interview that Pat did with the Edge. He talks about his favorite tracks from the album, his influences and a few other things.

As a random sidenote, Flyleaf was finally added to the J Records website.







New Single - 11 Comments

Edit: The FAQ has been added. If you have a question that needs answering, feel free to submit it. If it’s suitable, I’ll add it to the page.

According to Cfw828 over on EvBoard, who’s a major radio and chart junkie, the next single is going to be Fully Alive. It goes for radio adds on June 6th. No word on a video yet, but I’ll let you all know as soon as possible.

Aside from that wonderful news, I added a sitemap, which is pretty much a guide to all the pages on Flyleaf Online for those who have a hard time navigating it. It also has a handy feature where you can search the site for any term, and it’ll show the pages that term is on.

I’m going to be working on the site a bit tonight, creating content since there hasn’t been an influx of news or pictures. I was thinking about replacing the interesting facts page with something like a FAQ, and maybe working on a new layout. This one has been up since January. It’s been changed up a lot, but still. It’s way old. I was also thinking about possibly reworking the discography to include more information. We’ll see. I’ll update if anything new shows up.

If you haven’t already, please join the fanlisting. It’s already got 65 members in only a few days, which is awesome.







MTV.com Live Videos & Jimmy Kimmel - Leave a comment

Things have been kind of dead here lately. Sorry about that. I wish I had a bunch of stuff to update, but unfortunately things have been slow.

As you may already know, Flyleaf will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 19th. According to Aaron, they may also show up on Letterman eventually, which should be cool.

The tour dates have been updated with a few new ones. Flyleaf will be on the main stage of the Cornerstone Festival this year, which is great. They’ll be playing with POD, Pillar, Day of Fire and Project 86.

Four live studio performances from MTV.com have been added in the video section thanks to Caleb. They performed I’m So Sick, Sorrow, Fully Alive and All Around Me. So check those out. They’re all really well done.







Download Festival, More Layouts and Icons - 5 Comments

It’s been confirmed that Flyleaf will be playing June 10th on the Gibson stage at Download Festival 2006. If you’re going and you’d like to see the lineup, you can look here.

On the MySpace layouts page, I added one new group layout, and five layouts from the I’m So Sick video. They follow the same theme, and there’s one for each band member. On the video page, the rest of the MTV2 interviews were added. Thanks to Josh for those. Some beautiful icons were put up as well. Those were made by alonelovex on LJ.

In the gallery, some pictures were added to the autographs section. One is of a Flyleaf pick but I wasn’t sure where to put that so I stuck it in there. Some miscellaneous live shots and a few from the Showplace Theatre were added too.







New Section :: MySpace Layouts - 14 Comments

Since MySpace.com is clearly taking over the world, and since Courtney suggested that I should do this, I added up a page with customized Flyleaf layouts here. There’s only one up now, but I’ll work diligently to make more and add them up later on tonight. You can view the Flyleaf Online MySpace profile here. I’ll be adding the layouts up there, and maybe in the future I’ll incorporate news and other stuff into the profile as well. OMG ADD ME.

As far as the Family Values tour is concerned, still no updates. If you want to sign up for “instant details” about the tour, you can go here and do so.

I was fiddling around with the new Amy Cooper photoshoot pictures and made a bunch of new link buttons. The other ones were lame looking. So if you ever get the random urge to link the site, you can use one of those.

In the video section, the interview from MTV2’s T-Minus rock was added thanks to Josh. We should have the rest of the interviews up as they air. Don’t forget to watch if you have MTV2. I also added a wallpaper using the new pictures. I’ll be making more of those. Possibly one for each band member and another group one.

I added a form to the affiliates page so you don’t have to go through the trouble of emailing if you want to be affiliated with the site. I added about four new affiliates by the way. You should all check out those sites, since they’re all awesome.

On the contact page, a form was also added. You can report errors, ask questions, leave comments or suggestions. Anything your heart desires, and I’ll try my best to make it happen.

In the gallery, I added more pictures from radio shows that Sameer and Lacey did as well as some miscellaneous shots from the Canal Club. Annnd that’s about it.