This past summer and now presently I have been lucky enough to meet some new blood that
has their heads on the right way. In that same time, some bands that used to be humble have
changed, they now demand guarantees when they've done nothing to deserve it. Other bands
that refuse to play a smaller venue because they are just 'too big' now. It has been
heartbreaking for the most part but then out of nowhere comes some new life into the scene.
My Top Ten this month mentions just ten of them. One that wasn't mentioned was a band
called Manic Outburst who now on two occasions refuse to take pay because as they put it, "we
do this just to fucking rock". (I have donated their pay and also Wulfhook and Spittin'
Whiskey's pay recently because they just wouldn't take it). How fucking awesome is that, they
take after Kill Whitey who has always been like that. It is a beautiful feeling donating on these
bands behalf. It has been an honor.
Off the top the 3 bands that have been the most amazing to deal with are Sounds & Scenarios,
Bristol Street and Meet Me At The Skyline. After great shows with these guys I booked them on
future shows, the first questions from all these bands wasn't about pay, timeslots, set lengths,
free drinks or perks it wasn't even a question, it was thank you. Then when do you want us
there. Never bitched about anything, never. I personally wanted to say thank you to all three of
these bands from the bottom of my heart for helping me 'keep the faith'. No egos, no
selfishness, no sense of entitlement, thank you Bristol Street, thank you Sounds & Scenarios,
thank you Meet Me At Skyline. Thank you for making this jaded, surly, bi-polar local music
lover see what was real the entire time. Looking forward to a great working relationship for a
By the way, to Bristol Street, Sounds & Scenarios and Meet Me At The Skyline, I am publicly
offering you New Years Eve at Simons After Dark in Allen Park. Let me know.
Until next time. 'That's what she said' - Tiny