Laura Jane Grace

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is an American musician best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!.

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LauraJaneGrace571 karma

The lyrics to the song "Burn" were never finished. I just kind of mumbled something different at the end of the second verse every time we used to play it. The time and place to finish the song has kind of long since past so I figure it's best not to play it. Don't want to fake the funk.

LauraJaneGrace490 karma

Advice for young trans? Don't take any shit from anyone. Keep your head up. Don't feel like you have to go from Box A to Box B. Surround yourself with people love you for who you are and accept you without judgement. Music suggestions? What are you into already? Hit me on twitter. I could go on forever about music.

LauraJaneGrace420 karma

I appreciate that. Thank you so much for listening.

LauraJaneGrace396 karma

HA! Lately I've been having trouble at shows. I'll go to start singing and suck hair down my throat and start choking. So yes, I have thought about bangs.

LauraJaneGrace296 karma

No. I need the support and want to know that I'm not alone as much as they do.

LauraJaneGrace272 karma

I am currently working on a book. Actually, I should be working on it right now but I'm procrastinating by doing this AMA. As for the speaking gig at Oneonta, not sure. We'll see how this one goes. I've never done anything like it.

LauraJaneGrace260 karma

So many artists have had a strong impact on me. So many bands define periods of time in my life. Madonna inspired me to want to be a performer. When I was 8 I was obsessed with Guns And Roses. When I was 12 I was obsessed with The Doors. The punk band Crass forever changed and shaped the my politics and the way I approach music. The Mountain Goats have been one of the biggest influences on my songwriting. For the past year the only album I've been able to listen to is Roland S. Howard's Teenage Snuff film. I'm leaving out a lot here. Just shooting from the hip.

LauraJaneGrace248 karma

I'm not sure which band but I just want to be the bass player and I don't want to sing. 4 strings of responsibility, that's all I want.

LauraJaneGrace228 karma

I would do it in a heartbeat. Stephen asked for my email address so who knows, maybe it actually could?

LauraJaneGrace188 karma

I don't know it any other way. Being a parent is being a parent.