Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dick of the Week. Ahem.

I love it when I catch wind of band boys being arrogant assholes so I can point it out. Not like I was appointed to do such a duty, but I feel like I’m obligated to somewhat stick up for the people who are behind the press, mainly because I’m one of those people and I know how it feels when a dude basically tells you that you suck for not doing things exactly how they would like them done. As if we owe you anything. We don’t. If anything, YOU owe US for putting your name out there, talking you up, asking people to come out to your shows, putting you in magazines for random people to read, etc, etc. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop because you probably get the gist of what I’m trying to convey here.

So, here you have it, long overdue, the Dick of the Week. I’ve been thinking lately that this band has gotten a bit cocky for their own good, considering the fact that the new material kind of sucks compared to what they were first coming out with a couple years ago. Then I find out that they light into the editor of Southeast Performer for not covering their live show, even though they had a CD review slated to run in the same issue. I know for a fact that this editor never runs more than one thing in one issue on a band because it’s protocol. I guess they think they should be the exception because they figure since they’re already over saturating the city by playing every other week, they might as well do so in print publications, too, right?

This band also seems to think that the reason they didn't get all the coverage they feel like they deserve is because the editor has a personal issue with them. I believe that they actually told her she had no integrity. Puh-lease. Grow up and smell the professionalism, guys. If she really had a problem with you, then she probably wouldn't have run your CD for review at all...DUH.

Get off your high horse, Kill Gordon. Those of us who were there from the beginning have grown tired of the blatant brash behavior you’ve recently decided to display. No one wants to see one, much less more than one, piece of coverage on you.

Okay. I’m done. That’s all I’m going to say. It’s only my opinion here, but I know I’m not the only one with these thoughts.

Man, my list of boycotted local bands seems to be growing at an alarming rate…
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