Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well, I had emailed Jonathan Cain because I feel that I was treated poorly by being banned. They have shunned me out. This is not how a fan should be treated. I am entitled to my deepest thoughts, opinions and emotions. Here is the response I received from Jonathan Cain which he is acting as if "AAO" music operates his own offical myspace......I know he checks his own email without a doubt. HIS response is in BLUE and my original email to him is below this:

Subject: RE: Why did you guys BAN me from Journey?????

Dear Susan,This page is maintained by the record label Jonathan records with. Please note that we have no control over the Journey page.

If you have any questions regarding Jonathan's solo project we will be more than happy to help you.

Thank you.
AAO Music

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: SUSANDate:
Jan 25, 2009 1:28 PM

hi Jonthan,Wow i'm sruprised the stance Jounrney is taking. You all BANNED me from the offical Journey myspace. I have been a Journey fan since I was a young girl around 8 yrs old. We had all albums & taped all the old videos (when the VCR was the thing). I loved the FRONTIERS days.

do u all just want the old journey fans to just fade out?we're not mechanical, we have thoughts & emotions just like u all. we grew up with u all & don't tell me that the band break up DID NOT affect alot of us. it still does. you know why?because the problem is still there. have u guys become an anti-steve perry band???

Is that where the mind & heart lies for u as individuals & as a group? are the decisions Journey making from the small ones to the big ones somehow a way to screw over SP? Neal really has a hateful heart towards steve perry and he has been allowed to make these ill hearted decisions since Steve's medical condition.

As a fan, I have a right to my opinions & all i did was display my contructive criticism & thoughts on that page. i never did spam because it is controlled. just because you all disagree doesn't mean i should be banned. also, they didn't approve my sister's comment which was about wishing Steve Perry a happy birthday. Journey has it in for ME and this is so wrong...to do that to a fan is completely outrageous.

How dare you guys treat Journey fans this way.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Well, the hatred against old Journey fans continues to go on........

My sister had posted a comment to the offical Journey myspace page. She was wishing Steve Perry a happy birthday & stating that we love & honor him. Well guesss what? they refused to approve it. They approved others but I noticed others that posted later than her were on there.

Journey really has it in for me. I know this for sure because I voice out my distaste for Arnel Pineda and my deepest concerns for STEVE PERRY and I have questioned Neal Schon about how I feel. You are ONLY allowed to leave "I love you" and "I worship you" comments on their pages. They don't want us fans having any thoughts or opinions. We're supposed to be mechanical and just make sure we buy & support their music for capital gain. They don't care how we feel about their old Journey days even though they still try to stroke our hearts with those OLD SONGS. We old fans know those days consisited of alot of emotions surrounding the band's breakup.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I have a myspace account and I have the Official Journey myspace as my first friend on my friend list. I was a big fan of Journey ever since I was a young girl....I never had the chance of meeting the guys because I was young.

I was so happy to be "rekindled" with Journey on myspace because it brought back memories of Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Steve Smith. I loved all the #1 songs they wrote for all of us and their performances...which I got to see on t.v. and video. I remember the FRONTIERS days....oh god, those that remember those days are forever touched.

Well, the Journey Myspace has controlled approval for comments. I shared my distaste for Arnel's voice and shared my constructive criticism and I also expressed my love for Journey and the # 1 songs. I expressed concerns for Steve Perry and that is what got me REMOVED from their myspace. I got home this evening and checked it about 10 mins. ago...........I had put them as the FIRST on my top friends list...that is how much I cherished Journey when I was a young girl.

Yes, so this last comment I left on their page partially stated "why was there uneccessary pressure on Steve Perry during his medical condition...was there no compassion or respect?" I never used disgusting profanity or out of control beahvior....again, I shared constuctive criticism and my feelings about how I feel Neal Schon should apologize to Steve Perry. Due to the fact that I am expressed DISTASTE for Arnel Pineda and CONCERN for STEVE PERRY and stated Neal Schon should apologize...they ABRUPTLY REMOVED AND DELETED ME. This is so rude. I have been a fans since I was young....there are plenty of fans that are bothered by what happened to the Journey breakup and what hasn't happened. Of course, alot of us are emotional about Steve Perry's absence and those who have been following the stories, know that the feud is deeply between Neal Schon and Steve Perry. We have every right to express or thoughts as fans. I find their disposition rather communistic....Journey is now the gates of hell.

Journey is not what they used to be. There was integirty when Steve Perry was there BUT without him...it is full of CONTROL and HEARTLESSNESS. IT'S NO WONDER STEVE PERRY HAD TO LEAVE.



Saturday, January 3, 2009



For all the fans of the real Journey/Steve Perry, know without a fact, that Neal Schon has taken the mantle countless times to move on with Journey without Steve Perry....because afterall, the very making of Journey started before Steve Perry and can go on after Steve Perry.......

Well then, why is it so important for Neal to keep selecting these singers that can do a Perry pull-off or at least try to? I mean, if he completely wants to start ANEW as he states in his interviews....then why give Journey a complete makeover?
The reason is because he knows the old Journey fans want Steve Perry back. So if Neal listened to the fans, then either:
1.) he would have put Journey on hold until Steve Perry came back or

2.) Find a complete different vocal sound for Journey.

But instead, he is still buidling Journey on the old sound....so I find this rather backstabbing in nature to Steve Perry, to the band and definitely to the old Journey fans and deceiving to the new fans.
Also, let's look at this logically, the OFFICIAL MYSPACE JOURNEY PAGE is covered with album covers of Steve Perry with the band NOT Arnel Pineda...so this tactic is supposedly to keep us old Journey fans on the sidelines and hoot and haller for them.
Then you have the completely new jourmey fans (mostly younger in age) who have no idea who Steve Perry is....so they come to Journey official myspace page and wonder "That's not Arnel Pineda, who is that???"....then they come time find out after searching on YOUTUBE and see that Steve Perry is the guy on their offical myspace page and that he is the REAL voice of Journey. They come to realize that Arnel is just a karoke stroker wannabe rock star trying to do a Perry pull-off. I have never seen this kind of bogus marketing done in rock or music history. CHEESY SLY marketing folks!


Look at how Journey plays on the OLD songs with the days of Steve Perry and completely leaves his photos up with the band on their official myspace page as if the band never broke apart! I find it funny how they do not immediately post up Pineda photos yet....he is nowhere on the front page. Now whay is that???

Quite interesting..........

The first order of pissing us off was Neal recruiting die hard karoke stroker wannabe rockstar Arnel Pineda so that he can jump around on stage like it's his fame and "sing" as if it is a talent show....but he continues to strain his voice in order to project the "Perry pull-off" sound....it sounds horrible.

Journey does not want to lose their old fans (which is ALOT)...so in order to not piss us off completely again....they are strategically playing marketing mind games with us all. They are trying to keep their old fans while pulling in the new young fans with this Pineda junk.....

Journey is on a road to fading out without havinglived their TRUE legacy. The guys have allowed Neal Schon to once again shatter Journey.

It has been confirmed that Neal Schon is a recovering alcoholic and is still on that path.......so why would the other guys allow someone like this to make important decisions for Journey??? I'm not saying Neal is a bad person.....I feel that what Neal is going thru is so profound that he should do himself a favor and just focus on that moreso than anything else....I mean, he is almost 60 years old and dealing with this..........I think those around him have been enablers because they never stepped their foot down on Neal and now look where he is at and now look where Journey is at.......

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Have you ever needed to save face in situations in your life?
We all have done this one time or another.

Arnel Pineda claimed he was a victim of RACIAL DISCRIMINTION by Journey fans....particularly the fans of the AUTHENTIC Journey. I find his claim to be simply a poor EXCUSE for his lack of voice skills and successful performance on stage. He himself knows undoubtedly that he is nothing more than a die hard karoke singer.

One does not need to be a professional voice instructor or singer to observe Arnel's terrible voice. Perhaps he can use some instruction from from Clay Aiken?

So Arnel Pineda uses the race card just to maintain his career with Journey so that he can suck all the money he can, live out the excitement on THEIR fame and Steve Perry's fame and then when all his needs are just about met, he will go back to the Philippines.

I find it very rude, in appropriate and pure bullshit that he would blame the fans and not himself for his lack of voice skills and talent. I'm offended that Journey would allow someone like this in the band.

How dare he blame the fans....Steve Perry NEVER blamed us fans. He was always on our side.
check out what he was quoted to have said in a filipino newspaper:
Meanwhile, the singer is very happy that the members of the band have quickly accepted him. He took pride in saying that his Filipino values—like being hospitable, warm, and sensitive—won them over. “Madali nila akong natanggap. Ako ‘yung hindi makapaniwala na madali nila akong natanggap.(The band members accepted me easily, I was the one that couldn't believe that they accepted me so easily.) So it’s all about me,” he said laughing.
Being hospitable, warm and sensitive is a human thing NOT a filipino thing. Get it straight arnel, you are prideful and a racist....and again are blaming others when in fact the fault is within yourself.
We all should boycott Journey until they remove Arnel Pineda and bring Steve Perry back to rejoin the guys.