20% off at the MCR store!!!

March 2nd, 2009
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Hey everyone! I just got an email from Jeff Watson (yes, THE Jeff Watson), and he has given me a special code to pass along to all the Ray-Toro.com visitors to use.

Just go to the Official My Chemical Romance Store and when you’re checking out enter the code to get your 20% off (all non-music merch items). This code will be active until March 08, 2009 so get shopping!

So here is the code: RAY20

Enjoy! (brought to you by MCR, Jeff, and your friendly neighbourhood Ray-Toro.com)

Vinyl, Sim, and Contests

December 10th, 2008
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Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Vinyl Pre-Order!

Pre-order a special limited vinyl edition of “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” from the My Chemical Romance Store HERE. This is the first time ever that “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” is being released on vinyl. This edition will be released on December 16th, but this is your chance to reserve your copy in advance! This collectible edition includes:

  • “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” on a custom red vinyl record
  • Different jacket artwork from the original release
  • Hand-written lyric sheet
  • MCR gun logo stencil

International fans can pre-order the special limited vinyl edition HERE

free Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge poster with purchase

A Christmas Carol

posted by Ray on Dec 08, 2008 10:26am

I’m loving Christmas this year. My first foray into lighting the outside of the house went really well, no injuries were reported so I guess it could be considered a success! Let’s see, we got a light-up snowman, some cool flashy candy canes, a mom and kid penguin and a bunch of other stuff out there, and we couldn’t be happier. I do of course have extension cords, power bricks, and all manner of stuff making the proper connections, so hopefully I won’t be going up in smoke.

Watched “A Christmas Carol” last night. I hadn’t seen it in years, and was just blown away at how moving this movie can still be after watching it so many times. You will be teary-eyed pretty much for the entire movie. Alastair Sim gives an amazing portrayal of a man who realizes he’s on the wrong path in life, and decides to make a change for the better. Sim is the shit in this film. This movie is an example of perfect casting. From Cratchit to Scrooge’s maid to Tiny Tim, you can’t picture a single role in this movie played by someone else.

What was really interesting is that “A Christmas Carol” was made in 1951, but it feels like a movie from the ’30s. That sounds weird, but when you compare it to Citizen Kane or It’s A Wonderful Life, which were both released about 10 years before, this movie feels very old-school. Maybe that’s because Citizen Kane was so ahead of its time, but that’s another discussion. When you watch it, check out the lighting especially, it feels very storybook like or almost like a stage play. Very cool.

I’m definitely watching this movie again this Christmas, I highly suggest you do too…