guitarman wrote:I wasn' t looking for sympathy, I was giving an opinion of what I saw was an unfair contest in "Radioland". It was MY OPINION, it is what I BELIEVE, and stand by it. You could have either agreed or disagreed, you could have given your opinion or ignored the post, but instead you you decided to be a COMPLETE MORON!
YOU choose to be an ass, I am only pointing it out!
I'm afraid that one does not 'choose' to be a moron, you fucking retard. You either ARE a moron, or you ARE NOT a moron.
But, for just in case anyone on here has an even passing interest in your 'cause', or just in case anyone wants to see how intelligent you really are...
Here's the email I sent to Chuck this morning:
> Dear Chuck,
> What are you, like, 12 years old? You take yourself
> far too seriously. You take your band far too
> seriously. You take your music far too seriously.
> “we ARE saying that we were never given the chance to
> be evaluated in the 1st place.”
> I personally have never listened to Bob Rivers. I
> don’t listen to terrestrial radio at all, anymore.
> I’ve got Sirius satellite radio, which is a million
> times better anyway.
> Trust me, somebody sat there and evaluated all 1000
> of those songs. You think the ones picked to be
> played were just randomly grabbed out of a box? No
> way. If a song doesn’t ‘pop’ in the first 30 seconds
> or so, that fucker’s going in the garbage. I know
> for a fact that Top Shelf over at the BJ Shay show
> listens to EVERYTHING that comes in when they do their
> American Stink-hole deal. I don’t see Bob’s show
> being much different.
> “"SOME" contest entries were played seemingly based on
> "ENTERTAINMENT" value rather than ability or
> originality, giving the cast fodder to ridicule, for I
> would assume was an attempt at some kind of humor. I
> for one did not think this was funny.”
> What the fuck does this statement mean? Who the fuck
> would want to listen to a 3-plus hour TALK-radio show
> to rate a bunch of bands? Bob Rivers is out to get
> ratings, not kow-tow to local musicians. To keep his
> ratings up, he needs to keep his audience ENTERTAINED.
> Making fun of crap bands is pretty entertaining.
> Probably not for 3-plus hours a day, though. If all
> he’s doing is playing music, most of which sucks ass,
> people will quickly tune out. Maybe not YOU ‘Mr.
> Public’, but most people. That’s right. It’s not WE,
> it is only YOU. And a few other like-minded
> individuals. Not enough to justify turning off the
> rest of Bob’s audience.
> One of the biggest problems with the Seattle area, is
> that there are a million bands out there. 999,982 of
> them suck. I counted.
> My band Beef Kurtain WAS played on the air, and given
> quite a bit of commentary. The song was called ‘Third
> Date Etiquette’. I’ve yet to hear what was said,
> because I don’t listen to the radio, but I’ve heard
> from the rest of my band that it was mostly positive.
> Does it make me give a shit about Bob Rivers? Hell
> no. I’m too old to take such things as songwriting
> ‘Contests’ and ‘Battles of the Bands’ with any
> seriousness. Does it make Beef Kurtain ‘Better’ than
> the other bands that were NOT played on the air?
> Probably, even though I know as a member of the band
> that we pretty much suck. But the law of averages
> says that we HAVE to be better than most of the
> ‘drivel’ that is out there. However, our songs are
> catchy as fuck, and funnier than Gramma falling out of
> her wheelchair on to a floor covered with marbles.
> That makes me laugh, anyway. And in the end, that is
> all that matters. In short, our songs ‘Pop.’ But we
> are far more concerned with thinking up different
> synonyms for ‘Butt-pipe’.
> And I can’t believe that you totally overlooked us on
> your website. Now I’M offended. Maybe our ‘genre’
> isn’t your cup of tea.
> I haven’t had the chance to hear ‘Outpatient’, so I
> will not judge why you weren’t played on the air. If
> I still remember this when I get home, maybe I’ll
> check out your website and see all of your
> accomplishments. Maybe I’ll love it. Stranger
> things have happened.
> If you want anyone to take you seriously, learn to
> spell (or at least learn to use a spell checker).
> Correct grammar can also be helpful when putting
> together an argument. These two small adjustments can
> save much embarrassment. Another thing- and I’m sure
> you’ve heard this before- Opinions are like assholes.
> Everybody has one, they all stink. Unless you’re
> Jessica Alba, then it smells like flowers.
> Now, you’re probably asking yourself ‘who the fuck is
> this jackass, and why is he writing this long lame-ass
> Who this Jackass is: My name is Hodgy, I’ve been
> making music for 18 years, in Seattle for 8. I’m a
> (shitty)singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist,
> songwriter, and self proclaimed comedic genius. I
> currently play in: Beef Kurtain, Buttafüko, The
> Braindead, CLAW, and Devil’s Food (most of these bands
> have websites, or at least myspace pages, as if you
> cared). I have a lot to say, but usually don’t. This
> must be your lucky day.
> Why this jackass is writing: You’ve got a lot to
> learn. Plus I’m getting paid $18.50 an hour and I
> don’t have anything better to do to kill time.
> If your website is actually just a big sarcastic joke,
> than please forget everything I said, except for the
> part about 999,982 shitty bands in Seattle part.
And the response:
I detect a lot of anger in your letter, but after reading it, I can' t
understand why you want to direct it at me. You believe they listened
to all the entries, I don' t . You believe giving more airplay to the
contestants would be boring, I don' t. You believe that picking on my
occasional errors in grammer is susposed to make me feel ashamed, sorry
man, I DON' T! I may have made some errors in grammer(ok, I' ll admit it!
there feel better now?)guess I'll never be an English teacher, I
already over that.So why does it anger you, just because you don' t agree
with me? You are obviously are not a Bob Riversd fan, so the only reason I
can come up with is; "it must anger you when someone who has an opinion
that is differnt than yours, and expresses it with an occasional error