“Music Monday” All-American Rejects Part 4 (Leadsingers Tyson Ritter and Gene Simmons have something in common)

In-Studio Interviews – Tyson Ritter ‘The All American Rejects’ Interview: Kids In The Street

I enjoyed the concert in Little Rock on 12-13-12, and lead singer Tyson Ritter wrote a song on his latest cd that we should all pay attention to because it covers an issue that both him and many other lead singers in rock bands have dealt with.

Beekeeper’s Daughter is about a guy who uses women and has lost sight of what it means to treat women with respect. It reminds me of what I saw a while back on the weekly show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”

Here Gene Simmons the lead singer of KISS experiences the same type of life that Tyson Ritter, the lead singer of All-American Rejects the two years in LA when he slept with every woman that he could.

The only difference is that Gene is actually married. However, many of the consequences are the same. Below is a picture of Gene’s wife.

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On the show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Shannon Tweed, 54 yrs old, is the mother of Gene’s two kids and she has been with Gene for 28 yrs but now she is looking for more committment from Gene. She wants him to stop cheating on her.

In the July 19th episode  Nick said to his father “You were a great father but not a good spouse.” Sophie went even farther and said that Gene “was not a good dad.” Both of these clips were repeated in this week’s episode on July 26th.

The pain of finding out that her father had lied to her about being faithful to their mother really must have hurt Sophie  in a tremendous way.

In the message that Brandon Barnard brought to Fellowship Bible Church on July 24th he made a big point at the beginning of the message that many people don’t like to talk about this topic of sexual purity. The battle for purity is raging all around us. Brandon is very correct on this point because I turn on the show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” every week and that is exactly what I see.

Brandon mentioned that when ever you go to the doctor if you have a broken bone, then he will press against it until you react. They catch that tender spot and press against it until you say, yes that is exactly where it is. It identifies where it is broken and there is a lot of pain. That is the same way that Proverbs will treat us on the subject of sexual purity in chapters 5, 6 and 7.

In the show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” Gene wants his kids included in the counseling session, but all of sudden his kids say that their father has the problem. Then faced with both his counselor, his wife (Shannon is his wife practically speaking) and now his kids all saying that he has the problem, then he responds that he thought this was going to be a fun day.

ADVICE FOR GENE SIMMONS: READ PROVERBS 5, 6, 7, AND SEE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BEING COMMITTED TO THE WIFE OF YOUR YOUTH?

Brandon Barnard  started off the sermon on July 24th at Fellowship Bible Church by reading three chapters from Proverbs. Here are the verses:

Proverbs 5:1-23

English Standard Version (ESV)

Proverbs 5

Warning Against Adultery

1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom;
incline your ear to my understanding,
2that you may keep discretion,
and your lips may guard knowledge.
3For the lips of a forbidden[a] woman drip honey,
and her speech[b] is smoother than oil,
4but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
sharp as a two-edged sword.
5Her feet go down to death;
her steps follow the path to[c] Sheol;
6she does not ponder the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it. 7And now, O sons, listen to me,
and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house,
9lest you give your honor to others
and your years to the merciless,
10lest strangers take their fill of your strength,
and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,
11and at the end of your life you groan,
when your flesh and body are consumed,
12and you say, “How I hated discipline,
and my heart despised reproof!
13I did not listen to the voice of my teachers
or incline my ear to my instructors.
14 I am at the brink of utter ruin
in the assembled congregation.”

15Drink water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
16Should your springs be scattered abroad,
streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone,
and not for strangers with you.
18Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

19a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated[d] always in her love.
20Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman
and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?[e]
21For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD,
and he ponders[f] all his paths.
22The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline,
and because of his great folly he is led astray.

Proverbs 6:20-35

English Standard Version (ESV)

Warnings Against Adultery

20 My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they[a] will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
24to preserve you from the evil woman,[b]
from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.[c]
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
26for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,[d]
but a married woman[e] hunts down a precious life.
27Can a man carry fire next to his chest
and his clothes not be burned?
28Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
29So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her will go unpunished.
30People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
31but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.
32He who commits adultery lacks sense;
he who does it destroys himself.
33He will get wounds and dishonor,
and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
34For jealousy makes a man furious,
and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
35He will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

Proverbs 7:6-27

English Standard Version (ESV)

 6For at the window of my house
I have looked out through my lattice,
7and I have seen among the simple,
I have perceived among the youths,
a young man lacking sense,
8passing along the street near her corner,
taking the road to her house
9in the twilight, in the evening,
at the time of night and darkness.

10And behold, the woman meets him,
dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.[a]
11She is loud and wayward;
her feet do not stay at home;
12now in the street, now in the market,
and at every corner she lies in wait.
13She seizes him and kisses him,
and with bold face she says to him,
14“I had to offer sacrifices,[b]
and today I have paid my vows;
15so now I have come out to meet you,
to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
16I have spread my couch with coverings,
colored linens from Egyptian linen;
17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
aloes, and cinnamon.
18Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;
let us delight ourselves with love.
19For my husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey;
20he took a bag of money with him;
at full moon he will come home.”

21With much seductive speech she persuades him;
with her smooth talk she compels him.
22All at once he follows her,
as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast[c]
23till an arrow pierces its liver;
as a bird rushes into a snare;
he does not know that it will cost him his life.

24And now, O sons, listen to me,
and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
25Let not your heart turn aside to her ways;
do not stray into her paths,
26for many a victim has she laid low,
and all her slain are a mighty throng.
27Her house is the way to Sheol,
going down to the chambers of death.

The All-American Rejects – Beekeeper’s Daughter

Beekeeper’s Daughter

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“Beekeeper’s Daughter”
Single by The All-American Rejects
from the album Kids in the Street
Released January 31, 2012
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:33
Label Interscope, DGC
Writer(s) Nick Wheeler, Tyson Ritter
Producer Greg Wells
The All-American Rejects singles chronology
I Wanna
(2009)
Beekeeper’s Daughter
(2012)
Kids in the Street
(2012)

Beekeeper’s Daughter” is a song by American rock band The All-American Rejects, released as the lead single from their fourth studio album Kids in the Street on January 31, 2012.

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[edit] Background and composition

“Beekeeper’s Daughter” was written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler, the song captures a tumultuous time while Ritter was living in Los Angeles after wrapping two years of touring behind the band’s 2008 album When the World Comes Down.

“‘Beekeeper’s Daughter’ is a story about a guy who thinks he can get away with anything and always have a girl there waiting for him,” Ritter says. “He never backs down from that opinion. At the end of it, he’s even stronger and more snide and thinks he’s invincible no matter what. He’s an asshole, but at that point in my life, I was kind of an asshole. As we were making Kids in the Street, I went from that to being a completely humbled guy who’s looking at his reflection saying, ‘Wow, what have I done?’ It may make me not seem very likeable, but it was important that I be truthful and really open up on this album about what I’ve been through.”

The song is a mid-tempo track blending pop and rock sounds in an infectious hook. Tyson sings expressively, backed up by a fun melody and an upbeat chorus “that gets stuck in your head.” Ritter explained, “Music, somewhat ‘festive atmosphere’, fits well with the meaning of lyrics. The ending of the song is funny and original too!” Wheeler added how got to use a talk box on the track, “I’m surprised anybody let me do that,” he notes, “but I got a talk box back on the radio, which is cool.”

[edit] Reception

The song has received mixed reviews from music critics. Billboard stated “Although the lyrics fall in line with the Rejects’ usual emotional sensitivities, the band’s sound has moved from earlier, more driving tracks like “Swing, Swing” and “Move Along” to a glossier power-pop sound here. Ritter finds himself confused, facing a common “leave or stay” dilemma with his lover. But while the lyrics have Ritter searching for answers, the melodies confidently amble through the song’s sugary hook. “Beekeeper’s Daughter” may lack the raw, earnest energy of earlier Rejects work, but it’s a fun and memorable romp that brings out the best of their pop side.” [1]

Stitched Sound was, however, slightly more positive, stating ““Beekeeper’s Daughter” has a feel-good vibe to it that has Tyson Ritter’s unique, well crafted voice wonderfully meshed into the song. The lyrics “You’re a pretty little flower/ I’m a busy little bee” basically scream out adorable. Not to mention that the more orchestrated bridge leading into the chorus is extremely catchy and something we haven’t heard from The All-American Rejects in the past.” [2] Clark Chronicle were also positive, saying “‘Beekeeper’s Daughter’ is one of [the band’s] most enjoyable and successful songs in comparison to their more serious songs from previous albums. The All-American Rejects have once again fulfilled their expectations with an upbeat, fun song that anyone can listen to.” [3]

[edit] Music video

A music video for “Beekeeper’s Daughter”, directed by Isaac Rentz, was shot in late January 2012 [4] and released on February 2 onto Vevo.[4] It evolves around the band’s front-man Tyson Ritter acting carefree while walking through a city after just being rejected by his girlfriend while various pedestrians – some dressed distinctively – take part in dance routines along his way. The video also features a cameo appearance from American singer and entertainer Wayne Newton.

Critically, Promo News said “Isaac Rentz delivers a touch of old Hollywood magic in his song-and-dance promo for All-American Rejects’ Beekeeper’s Daughter. With dancing construction workers, street muggers and camp cops, it’s about as theatrical as you can get”,[5] while MTV described the video as “A big, buzzy clip, brimming with dancing she-devils, cheerleaders, cops, ticker tape, a mariachi band and Mr. Newton (to name just a few). And while everything in the video elicits a thrill, it’s Newton’s cameo that takes the cake.”

“This was the first video where, when we got [the treatment], everyone said ‘yes’ and I said ‘yes … but could we please have some of this?’ And I proceeded to sort of expel every fantastic idea I could think of,” frontman Tyson Ritter explained. “From, like, a hipster fight – beards versus mustaches, a lot of plaid, had to be like ‘West Side Story’ – to some she-devils. Everything we could ever sort of think of for a video that was impractical is in this one. And the whole thing is floating on a through-line of a man walking through his day, experiencing every random encounter from every random walk of life,” he continued. “And at the very end, there’s a big parade with Wayne Newton.” [6]

[edit] Appearances in popular culture

“Beekeeper’s Daughter” first premiered in the plenitude episode of the fourth season of American teen drama 90210 featuring an appearance from the band as themselves playing the song.[7]

[edit] Track listing

Digital download
  • “Beekeeper’s Daughter” – 3:33

[edit] Charts

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[8] 132
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 24
US Billboard Pop Songs 38
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 30

[edit] Release history

Country Date Format
United States January 31, 2012 Digital download
Worldwide February 14, 2012 [4]
United Kingdom March 26, 2012 [9]

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