Thursday, May 11, 2006

Anonymous is Watching You (by Defensive Listening)




So the Dallas Observer awards were last night. The highlight of the night was the "Original Kreme" frozen coffee I picked up from Krispy Kreme on lower Greenville right before the VIP party started. Damn that thing was good. Overly sweet, but good. If that drink was a band, I would have stuffed the shit out of the ballot box for it. I guess I should have savored that frozen treat, however, because the rest of the night was all downhill from there.

When my accomplice and I arrived at the awards, we learned that our names were NOT on the v.i.p list. Gasp! How dare they not have us on that list! Don't they know who we are?! Two nutjobs dressed in P.L.O./gangster gear on a hot Dallas evening shouldn't have so much trouble getting into such an important event. We explained "who" we were and were politely ushered right in. It didn't even take a Trojan horse. Once inside, Sam Machkovech greeted us and respected our secrecy. It was the kindest I've ever seen Sam. If I didn't know better, I'd say he is a nice young man. Actually, last night made me feel as if I'm too hard on Sam sometimes.

So we headed into the main room and I was pretty let down that the only food to speak of was from Hooters. It's free, but I just couldn't bring myself to walk over to a Hooter's table. It's just not in me. Once inside we got a wide variety of reactions to our outfits. Some people seemed disgusted. These looks usually came from the overdressed girlfriends of guys in bands. I guess it's okay to dress up at the Granada (it is a theater after all), but something tells me that most of these girls would still rock a pair of Jimmy Choo mitsu stilettos at the Cavern or some other comparable sewer. Other people gave knowing and supportive smiles. Many of the band people were especially nice, and I'd like to thank them for their courtesy and good conversation. When we took our seats, an older woman grabbed my shoulder from behind and exclaimed,"Y'all are under arrest!" I was nervous about our appearance, so I jumped the gun and took her seriously for a second. "Why?" I asked. "Because you shot JR!" She then erupted into loud laughter. It was charming.

Not as charming was Pegasus Now, who played the VIP party. I could have waited and had Pegasus later. They played some Ira Kaplanesque guitar noise over mid-tempo pop songs, and although that formula hasn't done it for me lately, they weren't nearly as bad as I was expecting a band playing this event to be. That's probably one of the best things you can say about an Observer event performance.

Sam M. started off with a skit that referenced the roughing up of a Dallas Roller Derby girl. This had all the wit and subtlety of a fifth grade talent show, but it did kind of lighten the mood. Usually when I read Sam's work, I picture this smirking know-it-all know nothing, knocking 'em back at the Sons of Herman Hall bar while he scribbles out articles. Last night, I saw someone genuinely ready to make an ass out of himself, and I can give him some credit for that. Unfortunately, that doesn't help much in music reviews.

I won't go through each DFW music entity and who lost or won, because that's being battled elsewhere. Ifyou want to see some real sore losers, take a peek at what some of the people over at Denton Rock City have been saying since Tuesday. The Denton crew up front was even chanting that site's name as they announced the blog/website nominees. Now, I don't give the Observer much credit, much less their music "awards," but I think it's a little pitiful to be yelling the names of people and things that lost, or worse yet weren't even nominated. I mean, you weren't picked as one of the best in local music by a group of people that still listen to Flickerstick. Does that really bother you, Denton? As much as I respect Paul Slavens (though I prefer substitute hosting on his show by Gini Moscorro) I wasn't a big fan of him accepting on behalf of the John Peel of Dallas, JoshVenable. Well, he's like John Peel if John Peel had believed everything NME said and therefore had fucking deplorable taste in music.

I didn't know Record Hop was playing and that was a welcome surprise, because they still owe me for the impossibly drunken set I endured at Fry St. Fair. Thankfully, they made up for it in a handful of songs. The Brutal Juice collaboration was pulled off well too, but the crowd energy at Fry St. made that idea more effective. They also seem to have seamlessly worked their new drummer in, and that's no easy task.

A real low point for me was seeing some of the hosts that the Observer picked. Only in Dallas would an ex-special teams coach be asked to partake in such an event. He kept advertising a bar he owned down the street, and judging from the marketing tactics of some of the local bands in attendance (those horrible DOMA Myspace bulletins), I guess he fit right in. He definitely had more personality than the game show hosts from 105.3, however.

At some point there was break dancing, and I welcomed the relief from lukewarm acts and bad hosts. This gave everything more of a variety show feel, and I think that's more appropriate seeing as the awards aren't just for Denton drunks and pretty boy Dallas indie rockers. Oh, we should mention Ft. Worth too, because the Theater Fire played. I liked the Theater Fire's arrangements, and they didn't offend me, so I salute them for that. I couldn't make out the vocals as well as I'd like (essential in this genre) but that's okay. They were doing fine with the washboard and trumpets. Their music was gentle compared to everything else at the event, and I started to falling into a deep slumber during their set. I then realized that my face cloth was tied too tight around my jugular. Between that and my limited breathing, I almost passed out. It's hard work keeping your identity hidden.

Finally, it was time for them to announce the bestwebsite/blog award, as presented by two of my own personal heroes, Zac Crainand Robert Wilonsky. These two men helped me struggle through my teenage years. Where would I be today if I hadn't been weaned on a steady diet of their confusing and infuriating rock critic speak? Reading their work in the late nineties really taught me how to hate stuff. Especially their articles. So I was actually kind of moved to see them up there. Two men who had championed so many things I disliked and ignored everything I loved. Robert Wilonsky did say we were the best dressed people there, and while I appreciate the compliment, it should have gone to the Undoing of David Wright, so that they could have at least won something. The Paperchase sidemen didn't even appreciate being recognized as Dallas' best experimental and electronic act, but as long as they won in that category instead of an award for best rock band... I suppose justice was served.

As you probably know, We Shot JR and the rest in the website category lost to Texas Gigs. When I heard extremely loud cheers behind me upon the announcement, I realized that we had been sitting in front of the Texas Gigs gang the whole time. As we walked out of the building, I felt like we were two villains sneaking away into the shadows while the good guys triumphed in the spotlight. It all made so much sense to me. As the usual gang of who's-who's slapped each other on the back under the Observer banner, I was very glad to be what this music scene fears...A living, breathing ANONYMOUS.

90 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahh stonedranger son,
i can feel your hate.
it is growing strong.
let it lead you on to
write a many brutally honest
tale.
thank-you for the greatest
blog site ever.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, the hip hop all stars sure did get off easy....

3:23 PM  
Blogger Dirty Cha Cha said...

I laughed every time I looked at you guys. Awesome outfits!

Yes the awards were disappointing, but not very surprising.

I'm still happy about a lot of the nominations though. There were some hard choices and that's always good....even if most of them didn't win anyway.

3:40 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

is anyone else having problems loading the comments sections right now?

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A.) Sam is a really nice guy.

B.) One of the TICKET TICKER chicks sometimes hosts the ADVENTURE CLUB? Wow, that show really has gone downhill.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we certainly do need you, anonymous!
S.O.S.
SAVE OUR SCENE!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we certainly do need you, anonymous!
S.O.S.
SAVE OUR SCENE!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK.... sam m. you have HORRIBLE taste in songs.

...you wanted the best song winners to be Deathray Davies for "Chainsaw"??

...that song is exactly why i DISPISE deathray davies now.

lets look at their shift in lyrics "all the best records remain misunderstood, while the radio songs win awards in hollywood".... ok, not GREAT... but at least somewhat interesting and thought pravoking (not to mention true)

....now we get "i got a chainsaw at the pawnshop, it works real nice... chop chop chop"

....all i have to say is SHUT THE FUCK UP DEATHRAY DAVIES.... that shit blows.

...baffling oversight my ass.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, having problem loading comments. yes, sam m is a dillweed. yes, the awards are pathetic and it will be funny to see who falls for all the hype again next year, fairly certain the bands might very well be the same. the season when all the bands are telling everyone to vote for their band on myspace for the prestigious DOMASS awards is my least favorite time of the year.

4:17 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

and yes, the Deathray Davies do in fact blow. Its a fact. I checked with NASA.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

liar! you know you love this time of year. it gives you a chance to stand on your little soap box and bitch.

you were probably at the granada getting piss'd on lone star and crown and having fun just like everyone else...

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction: red stripe not lonestar....

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who explicates deathray davies lyrics? that makes me laugh!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Sam M. said...

Learn to read. "NOMINATE." Loveyoumeanit.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i respect how sam takes his licks on here without being a bitch about it...

don't listen to these fuckers, sam. you're doning the best you can.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine being a band playing at the awards show and looking out to see wsjr watching you in disguise...

terrifying...

4:31 PM  
Blogger stephen r. said...

Anonymous is where it's at....We shot J.R. is the PEOPLES BLOG....Audio Logic is pretty cool too! :)

4:37 PM  
Anonymous johnh said...

Someone who can't write telling someone to learn to read. Amazing.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was asleep until the krunk gorilla busted loose

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sams fifth grade teacher said...

i respect how sam takes his licks on here without being a bitch about it...

don't listen to these fuckers, sam. you're doning the best you can.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sam bashing is so hip it's starting to loose it's appeal...

4:54 PM  
Anonymous shimsham said...

Judging by his writing I don't think he made it to fifth grade. When you write about a band (or whatever the hell you're writing about) it might be safe to assume that they're the subject of the piece. I come away from one of his pieces with the words I,I,I,I,I,I,I,I,ME,ME,ME,ME,ME,ME, Sam,Sam,Sam,Sam,Sam so saturated into my brain that I forgot that I was trying to read something about music. I think someone has blogger-itis and they let it creep into their work. No, he just can't write. Sorry.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOMINATE.... whatever. that song still blows ass.


a band goes from "potential" to "shit" and you applaud their SHIT.

who pays you to do that?

and thanks for the "fo'yo'fo" on how the nominations were split... it lets me know that their may be hope for the PEOPLE of dallas... but not untill the observer stops being and picking gladhanders for their "nominations" committee.

Lance Yocom? the guy has HIS list of bands that HE books and THAT'S IT... so obviously he's biased
...and personaly, i don't think the main writer from the observer should be on the committee (sam), how do you expect us to not think it's biassed bullshit?

try using a VARIETY of people who don't just want to see their pockets lined by picking bands that they book, have on their lable, write about, or (for that matter) blog about.

5:16 PM  
Blogger FrequencyDown said...

Man, I must have been invisible that night.

Paul and I both rushed the stage to accept the award and I was the jackass talking in the mic (not to mention accepting the award for The Lizard Lounge).

We didn't take the awards, we just wanted some time onstage.

ME!ME!ME!ME! I NEED ATTENTION!!!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We shot J.R. is the PEOPLES BLOG"

YES!! fuck social politics!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"try using a VARIETY of people who don't just want to see their pockets lined by picking bands that they book, have on their lable, write about, or (for that matter) blog about."

yeah cause theres a whole lot of money in BLOGGING(???) This is a completely rediculous statement.

I don't think theres any sort of monetary conspiracy here. Not a whole lot is gained from winning but an undeserved ego stroke and a bottle of booze.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I heard that WSJR and dRc got together and are making a killing off of you guys checking out dRc to see what they say and vice versa.

5:53 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Yes, I've been fucking models on piles of cash for weeks... my favorite is when Kate Winslet comes over and I paint her naked before we fuck and laugh about how stupid all of you are. And she LOVES the Deathray Davies.

And FRANK: WE LOVE YOU! Hows that? Props on what I think is one of the best radio shows going right now. You should come down to East Dallas and do a show on Meat Radio some time.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's another wsjr t-shirt idea:

wsjr.com - we don't know shit about hip hop, so we don't have to talk about it.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no kidding dummy. there is also no talk about country or tejano either. what part of that do you not understand?

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, problems loading, josh is about the biggest douchbag around. you are so on the mark there. the costume's were excellent, though. i can't help but smell the blood surrounding the observer, and how many shark's are digging in. delicious!!!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" here's another wsjr t-shirt idea:

wsjr.com - we don't know shit about hip hop, so we don't have to talk about it."

how come i'v talked to the ranger about it for hours at a time?

7:35 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I don't know if we really "know" a lot about hip hop... I guess that depends how much knowledge would qualify. But we do like a lot of hip hop. Its just that local dallas hip hop is fucking terrible, just like the vast majority of commercial hip hop right now.

"Ms. New Booty?" Thats where I draw the fucking line. Oh, and we're also racist.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps there isn't money in blogging... but my point remains the same... all of the people mentioned were people w/ SPECIFIC bands they follow/support/etc... and most of them do it for reasons other than "i really like them".

i'm not specificaly knocking this site, i'm just saying that if you want to look like you are not biased towards a specific loop of people STOP using THE SAME PEOPLE.

.. i mentioned blogs b/c i don't want sam to think i'm saying "fuck those guys, use stonedranger".... i'm saying... fuck those guys, don't use people like that... in fact, forget about the "nominating committee" all together. it's like the president saying "your vote matters, but i like the way republicans think, so we've got 'special voters' who are going to 'make sure' that none of you regular people accidentaly vote wrong".

...i think the only reason they let people vote at all is so that it looks like the observer isn't just paying people back for buying advertising and kissing observer ass.

am i wrong to assume that Lance DOES have reason to nominate bands that he consistantly books?
...Black Tie Dynasty wins an award, Spune books more shows for them, spune makes more money off of them

i'd rather see someone who has nothing to gain or lose on this nominating committee... not a bunch of guys who have specific ties to specific bands.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's all bullshit.we know it.
everybody here knows it and it's getting harder to muster up a nice face to some of these people.
i've dogged dallas crap for so long and now i'm amazed at all the anons that are speaking the truth.
ANONS OF THE WORLD COME OUT!
what would be so bad about it?no nomination for doa next year?

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stonedranger,
i can't believe you apologized to the drc.you did nothing wrong.
it wasn't even you that started all the hate.who in the hell is this glen fuck that said you were now a backtracking coward for apologizing?
they will hear our rebel yells and run.

8:12 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

this blog is too entertaining. awesome!!!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, now that I think of it, I can't believe it either. I felt bad at first, because it seemed like it was just a message board for people that are friends hanging out in Denton, and I thought it was dumb of me to go on there and start a fight with some college kid when I've got plenty of fights to pick on here.

However, the more that I think about it, the more I could care less. There seem to be some cool kids on that site, but also some super ironic hipster douchebags like that Glen kid. But whatever. Frankly, its a little hard to take a small group of people like that seriously. Their entire argument was basically "you're a pussy because you are anonymous." Yeah, I've never heard that before. I was too tired to even respond with anyting substantive, but I'd probably make people mad for not telling enough jokes if I did.

I'm not going to go back on that site and fight with that kid, they can have their thing and I'll have mine. Its no big deal, because they are two completely different things.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah,yr right.
it all so unimportant anyway.
i think that your doing the most creative thing in the area right now,and your not even a band.(or maybe you are)...

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drc is the most boring site. How many times can you hear them kiss eachothers ass about how good the denton ***cough, glorified plano scene is***

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teenage symphony and voot cha index?

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought that the whole anon thing came about as a joke reference as to who shot jr.am i witty or wrong?this was a prime time tv show that held us in suspense all summer until it was revealed that september. the ratings went thru the roof.hell, it put dallas on the map.big diamond horse shoe rings, whiskey's on the rocks at lunch,cowboy boots,oil from daddy's bizness and hell if you were lucky you could even catch a little afternoon hotel fling with jr and his brothers wife.the show went down a couple yrs later when the guy from happy days and married with children signed on.

8:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

It was partially a reference to that, but was done more out of necessity than anything else.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's really funny about all this is that there's probably a total of, oh, about 10 people who post on both wsjr AND drc - a lot.

it's a lot of bite with no teeth and doesn't mean anything to anyone except the creators of this little blog.

one day someone will blow stonedrangers anonymous identity and all this will be over. i guess. but then again why should i care?

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck it.

deathray davies - suck. they make me barf.

pegasus now - shows promise, needs focus. it wouldn't hurt to rock a little more, pussies.

record hop - rocks so hard but most songs sound the same. try a little harder. the new drummer is very good though.

brutal juice - suck forever and always.

dallas music awards - I think the whole idea of awards ceremonies is pretty lame. that said, i LOVE free booze!

stonedranger - scathing, boy, scathing! keep it up.

hip hop all stars - seems as if they were mostly just after crowd
response. the few actual moments of rap were ok. don't believe the hype.

we shot jr - precicely the high colonic that Dallas needs. it's high time that the bubbles are bursted.

theater fire - the best thing about the awards show. it didn't sound as good as the recording, but I think that was mainly the sound engineer, Mr. Muffles' fault.

the drams - sounded like son volt and slobberbone had a backalley abortion and fed it to a cat. the cat made a turd, and it's name is The Drams.

Joe Avawhutever - that was fucking RETARDED!!! I love the Cowboys, but he's not one of them, nor does he have anything to do with the music of Dallas you jackasses!

Pugs and Kelly - just ignore them, and maybe they'll go away. just the other day, they were talki aww fuck, it not even worth the effort. fucksticks!!!

The buffet taquitos - sooooooo nasty and dry! yuck! okayokay i ate 30 of them, but they were gross!

the buffett BLT's and wraps and dips - really good.

smirnoff ice - to quote Mick Dundee "tastes like shit, but you can live on it."

granada security - assholes. ASSHOLES!

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wy

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently whoever thinks stonedrangers identity will be "blown" is underthinking the concept of denial.

people will say they know, but are they right? do they REALLY know? and how do YOU know they know?
you just trust them?

...you must spend a lot of time at church saying "i believe it b/c a guy in a robe on a pulpit said it".

and i don't think that would ruin it at all.....

...if the anonymity (sp?) is ruined, why not just get new anon. writers?

yet another pluss on the anon. part of this site is that it could change writers constantly, and no one would know, unless someone is some sort of detective and can prove that the writers have changed.

... i mean, people may think they know who's posting this... but they don't KNOW... they just have a good guess.

there is a HUGE difference between a good guess and the truth... truth takes proof... i don't think the weshotjr crew is going to be giving up any proof any time soon.


and does the content of this site all of a sudden become shitty b/c we know who wrote it?

and if SO... doesn't that prove a point about why this site is anon. in the first place?

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm an idiot.

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kate winslet is hot

9:29 AM  
Blogger jamo said...

"they will hear our rebel yells and run."

oh god, really?!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stondedranger lives in Denton. There I said it.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

faithful anonymous believer: Your rant is just pissing me off even more. There are a couple of us who know stonedrangers identity and who are growing more and more tired of this crap. We're all basically holding out to see how long this site stays entertaining. Posts like yours make me want to blow the whole secret. No one is untouchable when it comes to the internet.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stoney is a freedom fighter. if he dies, there will be more of us to take his place. good luck to the rest of you.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous zak said...

If anyone thinks they are hot shit about 'blowing' the cover of the writers here and that it will ruin the blog and it will end are kidding themselves. Those idle threats are such a joke, especially coming from another anonymous poster. What, waiting to see if they diss your band/your favorite band one more time?

They can continue to write the same things either way as most of us still won't know who the fuck they are anyway. Them staying anonymous probably can't last forever...

The important thing is that they say what they say, not who they are IMO. I like the anon bit, but either way, I'll keep reading because there is always good posts and good info. I don't care much for all the bickering in the comments, but it is fun to read.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"faithful anonymous believer: Your rant is just pissing me off even more. There are a couple of us who know stonedrangers identity and who are growing more and more tired of this crap. We're all basically holding out to see how long this site stays entertaining. Posts like yours make me want to blow the whole secret. No one is untouchable when it comes to the internet."

....whoever typed this is probably the coolest dude EVER.

i don't really care if the "cover is blown", i enjoy the site regardless... but what i am saying is that some anonamous guy on this site "ruining" it will probably not happen.... there would have to be actuall photo proof or something... like a picture of the person sitting at a computer typing. i doubt anyone has that.... so whatever. keep being the cool dude who knows the secret and blabs about it on this site. all you can really do is pat yourself on the back and say "i'm sooo rad, i know the secret identity"

good
that's awesome

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, get pissed then. it doesn't really matter. the only element of this blog that creates the allusion of a guy criticizing the local music community with such flippid balls is his anonymous identity.

the people who have bought in to this blog (which in reality, are very few by the way) are a bunch a bunch of whiney, spineless trend chasers who view the all-knowing stonedranger as their voice and mystic hereo and savior to the no-talent, sideline-spectating trekie community who thinks they know something about music, but don't..

what's so great about a coward who talks shit about EVERYONE, even the people who he proposes to like. the guy's (or group of people who write here) not that great of a writer, doesn't understand music the way he/they think(s) he/they does/do, and will probably get his/their ass beaten within two weeks of revealing his true identity by someone who HE doesn't know, therefore, not very smart either.

yeah, sure, we all want to talk shit about bands we don't like and other subjective opinions we may have. but in the end, when there's a face behind the words, we tend to be a little more open minded and cautious about who we talk about and to whom.

so go ahead with your toothless threat and reveal the identities of these limp-dick, useless people. it's of no concern to me.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do indie rockers and denton potheads kick people's asses?

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spoken like a true sheltered w.a.s.p

12:07 PM  
Blogger sebastian said...

:(

12:08 PM  
Blogger wakka-wakka said...

This thread is somehow turning into the plot of the movie "Pump up the Volume."

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it has happened. it's usually the bass players and drummers who administer the ass beatings.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what's so great about a coward who talks shit about EVERYONE"

its funny, you dum whore.

"the guy's (or group of people who write here) not that great of a writer, doesn't understand music the way he/they think(s) he/they does/do, and will probably get his/their ass beaten within two weeks of revealing his true identity by someone who HE doesn't know, therefore, not very smart either."

you are a piss poor writer too and yet you have decided to post. not very smart? you used allusion instead of illusion in the third sentence assclown.

"yeah, sure, we all want to talk shit about bands we don't like and other subjective opinions we may have. but in the end, when there's a face behind the words, we tend to be a little more open minded and cautious about who we talk about and to whom."

wow you figured that out all by yourself! good for you mr spock. so smart i bet your parents are proud

"it's of no concern to me."
yes it is you big fat liar.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Musicians physically fighting each other is even more lame to watch than women's boxing.

PLEASE let me know when I can watch two dorks slap each other in the name of what's cool. PLEASE!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, gramatic corrections. that must really sting...

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alright you bass-turds. talk is cheap! if you really throw down, here's how you sell your soul to the devil:

Step 1:find a cold room that has not received light for three days and a natural parchment paper that also has been in darkness for three days.

Step 2: Draw a large pentagram on the parchment paper and place it on the floor in order to protect yourself. Stay inside the pentagram from the beginning to end. Treading outside it will make any mistake permanent.

Step 3. Saturate the air with incense of your choice and conduct the ritual in solitude to maintain full powers of concentration.

Step 4. Take a vial of goats blood (or your blood) but never sheeps blood, and scatter drops within the pentagram -but not outside , and not on your feet. After the scattering you must not tread on the blood, otherwise you will carry it with you outside the pentagram....this would be bad....very bad

Step 5. Utter these words "In the name of all the Lords Of The Abyss, I call out to the powers of darkness, Come to my aid for I am helpless before my adversaries, I am thy servant, Thy will is as my own, I am ever dutiful in serving thee. Come forth thy dark abodes and answer to your names.

see you in your nightmares....

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spoken like a true w.a.s.p.

Without giving my id away:

I am not white.

I am not protestant.

thanks.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've only ever heard of bass players beating their girlfriends. you figure it out denton.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about anglo-saxon?

1:24 PM  
Anonymous skulkie said...

i seriously hope i do not know the person that has threatened violence on some anonymous blogger that is talking about what he likes and dislikes about the music scene. that is absolutely ridiculous. what is wrong with you people? if you dont like what you are reading--STOP READING IT!

and, the pump up the volume comment made me laugh out loud--

TALK HARD!!!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you skulkster. i write some fairly scathing things but everything is getting pretty mean. everyone should calm down a little.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Batman= Anonymous
Superman= Anonymous
spiderman= anonymous


stonedranger (etc)= FUCKING SUPERHEROES, man.

go go powerbloggers

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Delmore said...

I would die for internet capital

2:34 PM  
Blogger tania said...

:)

"deathray davies - suck. they make me barf. ....now we get "i got a chainsaw at the pawnshop, it works real nice... chop chop chop"
....all i have to say is SHUT THE FUCK UP DEATHRAY DAVIES.... that shit blows....baffling oversight my ass."


i agree with sam, but maybe thats because i like to dance and this song is infectious :)


"pegasus now - shows promise, needs focus. it wouldn't hurt to rock a little more, pussies."

i heard neu sing a year or so ago at fallout,
and although i knew him from mutual friends, i had no idea the boy could sing
i am proud of the work they are doing, and am glad to see him grow

"the drams - sounded like son volt and slobberbone had a backalley abortion and fed it to a cat. the cat made a turd, and it's name is The Drams."

having enjoyed keith and chad in budapest, and brent solo,
i love that these boys came together to play catchy pop songs,
and i am thrilled they get to see europe soon

i don't like sonvolt though

"Pugs and Kelly"
they made a decent point,
if you want to get your music out there in primetime, they can play it for you,
what is so wrong about that

the wraps were the best items on the buffet

i will be on meat radio tonight,
talking to rhett,
listen in if you wanna
we will be taking calls

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i poop on budapest.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chad is easily the best keyboard player in DFW. He sings the hell outa some backup vocals too! I however still poop on Budapest.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous earl said...

What the fuck is a Dallas Observer Music Award anyways? Who cares? It's pretty much the equivalent of employee of the month at a shitty fast food joint.

5:39 AM  
Blogger tania said...

i love me some chad.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i only care b/c it's the ONLY local newspaper that is free and has a lot to do w/ music.... so i gotta bitch about the fact that it's a shitty shitty paper b/c i want it to be better... fat chance i know, but i be a dreama'

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's wrong with wearing stilettos to the Cavern? can one not wear stylish footwear and have a genuine appreciation of music?

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stilettos are so last season. its all about the thicker heel now. think 1940s.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on..
stiletto's at the cavern.
why?and why?

it seems so overdone.
it seems so silly.
it seems really lame.
i' mean that chick gwen stefani dresses like that.so what is that saying?for some reason alot of girls think that they have to wear that stuff to get a second glance.I don't think it's really for man catching,rather than competing against other chicks.i don't judge a girl for it,but i think it says alot about her personality and how she is with her thinking.i'm a girl by the way.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, let em wear what they want.

they can be uncomfortable in their stilletoes (sp?) and i'll wear pants w/ paint stains and shit b/c i feel comfortable in them.

i mean, it's wierd to me that a girl feels "more comfortable" (to a certain extent) in high heels, etc... but i suppose they'll go w/ comfort in confidence, and i'll go w/ comfort in actual physical comfort.

...as long as they don't step on my flimsy ass shoes in their spikey heels, they aren't causing me any trouble....

...plus, the cavern's in greenville... you're lucky the place hasn't been run over by gel-headed guys who fake tan and wasted blondes in hi heels w/ prada bags.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous skulkie said...

girls who dress up arent different than girls who dress down...

rupaul said it best:
"we are all born naked, the rest is drag!"

every time you leave the house its a choice & its a costume, period.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous fuckemos said...

stilletos make me cream.
bam.

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DOMAs don't mean shit. It's a mediocre paper with terrible writers and horrible taste. Their "awards", although voted upon by readers, are merely an attempt at gaining readership and attention.

12:28 PM  
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12:42 AM  
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what does someone have to say to have a post removed?

2:06 PM  
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2:36 PM  
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The only kinds of posts I ever remove are ads with links.

12:33 PM  
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