He definitely missed the irony that Rich Watson pointed out, a transient against transients.
I have been here for ten years and I have certainly felt the squeeze of a bad economy and I definitely have concerns about the water (most people probably aren't or weren't aware that we have the largest resovoir of water than any city in the US, enough for a year). Honestly, it just sounds like he and his wife didn't dig the vibe and that's fine. The best part about it is that they moved out of here. This place isn't for everyone. Sure, it could be the heat, it could be the magnetic north for bums is Speedway and Stone but instead of being that couple that complains and never left, did, for me, it was all the examples of their 'ties' here that left me puzzled. Very odd read. I was left thinking, Um...ok?
Ok. So, is that a "No!" to having a much better show and a chance to change your minds about Tucson and a yes to the duel? Also, reading all your reactions and watching your skill set on YouTube kindly allows me to Fuck On!.
Here is the dealiddy-do; are you not aware that the DIY scene/modern-punk you have an affinity for is run on the lifeblood of 20-somethings, most in skinny jeans? Also, did you not have a good reaction from the crowd AND get a place to crash? I may be wrong on the last two points (hearsay), but, after seeing you and Rican's reaction to anything, I really wouldn't be surprised if no one ever peed on you if you were on fire, let alone let you sleep on their floor.
Any who, your collective replies are as sloppy as the playing on your vids and your reaction to this whole thing is just so what I rally against in my life an in my pursuit of music. Bottom line, as bad a musicians you are, you are better than being cocks to a dude that is just doing his job by reviewing you. Take care and I am easy to find if you wanna next level this convo.
PS: just to be clear, I saw your YouTube videos of your "band" and wasn't at your show and kinda ran in to this comment thread by chance.
Well, Rican James, if you weren't, clearly, a self-righteous, smug little drunk, you may have actually learned something from what I said (had you even taken the time to read it at all?). So, you of distastefully untuned and poorly played violin, you of band with such terrible craft and attitude that you posted a "This is what we think of Tucson!" middle-finger on your own bands-page HOURS after your show and long before this review came out, you my friend can smoke a pole. A big, fat pooooooole and should you have the nerve to come back to Tucson, I will personally book a rad show, give you a tour of exactly how fun, accepting and awesome our scene is to the EXACT type of people you think we shun and after, should you still think I or we are still so bad and judgmental, we can go and play knifesies or a have duel (or whatever your crew would deem acceptible) to the soundtrack of whatever Colorado Kool-Aid has warped your mind so, that you smell and judge your farts as flowers. Bottle-rocket, cat-crashing through garbage cans, end scene.
Right or wrong, criticism should be taken as a tool to improve yourself. I wasn't at the show, but I have been in this game for long enough to know that if you are putting in the time, if you truly care for your craft and gravitate towards the DIY scene, something like this should galvanize you. It should be like carbon as you temper and fold your blade in the fire. The idea that a positive review is in some way owed because you showed up is absurd. Not everyone gets to win. Not everyone is equal, especially in music. This goes with the territory and saying you would avoid Tucson because of ONE bad review would cause me to question the motive for doing music in the first place.
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