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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: pitch posers?

Sunday, July 10

pitch posers?

look at me look at me looook at meeeeeeeeee

drinking on the company dime.....free
kickass band rocking out on stage.....free
ignoring the band cause we're too cool for school.....free
sharing mouthhugs.....priceless



Friday after work I was at the Hurricane hanging out and whilst there a bunch of folks from the “Pitch Weekly” started showing up for one of their after work parties. For those of you not hip the Pitch is part of “New Times” which since the seventies has grown to become the largest group of metropolitan newsweeklies in the U.S. Most every city has some sort of weekly news rag that works the local music and news scene and the Pitch is ours. Well anyway, the Cowtown Playboys were up on the stage working theirs asses off playing the rockabilly and I’m sitting in the back on the couch drinking some ice coffee and digging on the band.

And I just couldn’t help but notice that during the few hours the band played the Pitch crew did an exceptional if not outstanding job of keeping their backs turned to the band the whole time. No applause, no acknowledgements that the band was even there, the way these people acted the fuckin jukebox could’a been playing. Not much else I can add to that except for what a poor example of local support from what’s supposed to be one of the main rags supporting the local scene. Bullshit little posers.

"and the monkey flipped the switch"

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, Greg -- that was apparently a group of our sales folks who had gone to the 'Cane for a happy hour to blow off some steam after a typically fatiguing day of chasing down new advertisers. Now, I've been to enough happy hours myself to know that live music isn't always the center of one's attention.

However, I'm glad to hear that YOU were able to radiate so much love to the 'Mates from the couch at the back of the room, through the bar, up the stairs and across what was no doubt a crowded upper stage area. That's some heavy duty support, my blogging friend.

Sincerely,

Tony O.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Death said...

Well yeah, since the only people applauding for the band were me and what looked to be a couple of old band moms sitting on the couch. And that was after I moved to the couch from the bar after the first set. I ain’t baggin on the Pitch Tony, I just thought it was a tad rude, my editing friend.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous panos said...

ooh, may I bag on the pitch? and after-work drunks? and the hurricane?

the spousal-equivalent and I arrived just in time to hear the playboys do their last three or four songs, and rest assured, the one and only person besides the soundman with their feet on the upper stage area was obviously a girlfriend of a band member.

oh, and tony, journalistic integrity is everything.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Death said...

hehehehehehehe

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy the Fetus is hopping mad that you'd question the Pitch's integrity.

I hope I can get him to calm down.

Tony O.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Gregory said...

> > Not to detract from any success that Ernie Locke may be enjoying, I
> > am a long time firend of Ernie's(19 years).....but, BFD! Ernie blows
> > into town back in May,, and does one, count it, ONE show at Davies
> > and you give him a front page article, puhlease! Why not give some
> > front page coverage to the local bands who are out their kicking ass
> > every day? Don' missunderstand me, I like every musical project Ernie
> > has been involved in, but I feel like you have really slighted the
> > people who are here in town busting their butts to keep the tradition
> > of live music going in Kansas City. You want a top notch harmonica
> > player and vocalist? Do a front page story on this guy, Herny Hart,
> > from Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches www.lonesomehank.com
> > Or lets see a front page article on the hard driving Cowtown Playboy.
> > They have been playing Kick Ass Rock and Roll here in Kansas City for
> > the last eight years.
> > Or what about the new up and comming, nationally acclaimed Paulie
> > Bluenote and the Dukes!?!? www.pauliebluenote.com
> > Come on Pitch, Get With it!

4:16 PM  

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