Aaron Housos James of filmscrewband

Aaron here again.  Let’s talk about internet rumors for a second, they exist, they’re destructive, and we don’t traffic in them, as usual if there is something any of you need to know, we keep you up to date here, and will answer the important questions.  It was brought to my attention by Name Redacted that there is some very strange information out there alleging that we have some involvement someone calling himself New Borat, which is not the case.  We were initially led to believe this a person, (who’s name we aren’t sure of), appeared courtesy of two anti-gay Trump supporters,  but we have no proof that is his actual origin,  and we doubt this is the case since he has a history dating back quite awhile with one strange obsessions  over some of us in the band, tending to more about us than we are comfortable with.  Also since it was also pointed out us that he is is viral in, an internet since, with quite a track record for being a spectacle, we will just have to ride this out.

I’ll keep updating this update, throughout the week. I’m going to review some of the finer points of the take aways from the last fews weeks,  updating any new information, and I’ll be answering a few of your questions.  What seems to be on your minds out there, is how are we doing without SZ?  Some of us aren’t without him, all of you, however are.  He has taken himself offline for the time being, it was a personal situation that I have explained below, (please re-read).  We are hoping the situation gets resolved, but to my knowledge, the individual who caused the dilemma, is passively-aggressively leaving SZ in a limbo of hurt.  I can’t explain this properly, because I don’t wish to hurt this individuals feelings. I understand all of you want answers about this, we don’t know how some of you are aware of this, and that the individual can log in to this site and explain himself. SZ won’t see it because he is taking time away from the site, so he will have to deal with SZ on his own. We wouldn’t normally think this was an elaborate game that was played out over several months, I don’t think that is the case, but the individual in question needs to fix the damage that’s been done, he is the reason SZ withdrew himself from the site, is taking a break from the band, and is offline.  Short answer, a guy said he loved SZ over a period of several months, somehow hurts him, then ghosts him.  It sounds cruel, but there is more nuance to it than I’m able to give it.   Some of you have asked how we are dealing with this, we are waiting the situation out, we are hoping for the best, this individual asked us to believe in him, reassured us, we have no reason to believe he is a sociopath. I, in fact hold him in highest regards  I don’t know where and how some of you know more than we do about all of this, or if what you know is accurate.  I’m not upset with the individual who caused this, I am trying to understand why.  He hasn’t given me the details of any of this, nor did SZ.

He can login here, and change anything I say, or erase it all, or HERE
(which Jay re-designed for him).

The other thing I don’t have a clue how some of you know more about than we do is the upcoming limited edition release, we have said very little about it, although we’ve streamed edited versions of the songs here.  What do I know that I can tell you, It will be a 180 gram Japanese vinyl pressing, double album, and will contain at least nine of the 17 tracks we recorded, and are still recording, this is all fluid at this point because it is a conceptual work.  Everything was written by SZ and myself, and it will contain a couple of surprise items.  It had a working title, although that has changed.   We know very little about the release at this point, our corporate overlords do.

We haven’t scheduled any dates for the summer due to a few factors, with no thanks to our new administration, visas for quite a few bands headed out of the States have been extremely difficult to get, (the same for bands coming in).  We had intended to take time off after last year’s tour, that time off never materialized between conflicting schedules, family situations, schools, etc.  Lastly I am undergoing treatments for complications during something uncovered during a tonsillectomy.  This is not to say appearances won’t happen, though we’ve had no time to devote to new visuals.  Our focus at the moment is on recording, music seminars and resolving all of the issues and tasks that have arisen around us.

Some of you asked if we read all of your email, well, we can’t if it’s not in English, and sometimes there is too much of it to handle on our schedules, we always appreciate it.  Some of you asked me about my coming out, it is what it is, it was about a word and the stigma associated with it, I never lied about it, I was obviously in a very public relationship with SZ for a few years, and yes, he was worth it and is the best, and I ruined it, (see below).  It was just about a word, what’s your excuse?, why aren’t you out?   Some of you have asked whether SZ is as thoughtful as he appears on stage, in writing, etc., or if it is a character of some kind, actually he’s unimaginably better than what you get on stage, through music, or words, one thing I am sure of is, that I will never meet or connect with someone of his pure love and brilliance again in my life, I’m unbelievably grateful to have had him in my life, anyone would be.  We have never presented ourselves to all of you as some sort of characters, we are who we are, we’ve never been interested in being personalities, Films Crew has never been about that, it has always been about the music and an aesthetic, and sending those concepts out into the world to see how we can make a positive impact, it has never been about our gratification, we just don’t have the egos to be in that part of the industry, we try not to involve ourselves in or be the product.  We know sometimes that is unavoidable, so we are as transparent as possible.  Finally, someone asked if I go back and re-write earlier updates, yes I do, everything I write has some finer points to it, there are often times where I am trying to communicate something to someone in particular in the context of a broader point, and I’ll refine that point.  I sometimes struggle with writing, how I stay true to my bluntly unfiltered personality, without falling over myself in making several points, thank all of you for encouraging me.  Re-read my last updates below, because they will have changed.  I’ll update this too.


Face you demons
SZ I miss you so much it’s unbearable.

Aftertaste (Radio edit) Seems fitting for someone

About Aaron Housos James

A founding member of FilmsCrewBand, Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist and mental health advocate and political activist, with an excellent work ethic.
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