Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 8, 2010 8:22:47 GMT -8
Speaking of social connections to musicians, I have a cool one (cooler than going to high school with Brett Dennen):
My father, a lawyer, at one point was a partner in the law firm of Abbott and Rein. His co-partners, and good friends of the family were Michael Rein and Terry Rein (nee Vig). Terry Rein was the sister of one Butch Vig, drummer for Garbage in the 90's and producer to the stars (he produced 'Nevermind' and the first couple Smashing Pumpkins records, among many others).
Neat, huh? We got backstage passes when Garbage toured with the Pumpkins on the 'Mellon Collie' tour.
Randomly found out I have a music connection - a lady I work with is cousins with one of the Fleet Foxes guys, Casey or Christian (I don't remember which she said), and saw him over Thanksgiving. He says they're playing at Sasquatch. He also says they're done recording the new album and hope it'll come out late spring/early summer. So there's that.
So let me see if I got this right. Drew comes to the board as a noob, and is immediately the most disliked person for criticizing the first confirmed band. I didn't care, I like noobs, even if they don't like the Foo Fighters.
Then, Drew bashes the Sasquatch board for it's lack of information while praising the Coachella board for their insider knowledge. His next post a couple minutes later, he says it looks like Wolf Parade is going to be there, and later defends his source as CoS, even though it is old news to the rest of us. Even as a moderator, I had to point out this hilarious sequence of, "you guys don't know anything, guess what I know, oh wait, you already know that?" That must hurt the ole feelers, but I'm allowed to defend this board.
Two days later, Drew comes up with a story about how he knows someone who knows someone who told him something. Let me remind you he has been bashed by virtually everyone on this board, yet has praised CoS and the Coachella board. Where do you think he would post this story if it was true, and where do you think he would post it if was made up? Don't worry, I checked, he didn't post it on the Coachella board where he frequents the Sasquatch thread, nor did he post it on Cos.
And you can't even say, "I told you so," when the Fleet Foxes are on the lineup, because everyone expects them to be there. In fact, I think it is more likely that the Foo Fighters have to cancel and that Wolf Parade was just joking when they said they would be at Sasquatch, than the Fleet Foxes not being on the lineup.
My DOB ≠ 12/6/10
You're right, I got ripped for the foo fighters thing, and deservedly so. I'm fine with that. I also noticed that everyone knew wolf parade was coming, I was just voicing my approval. I didn't think I was the first to know.
And I didn't mean to bash this board or anything, but I obviously see that it looks like I was. The coachella board just has way more people on it and it's easy to be anonymous there, unlike here, I'm learning. I only get to read the boards for like an hour each day.
But the Fleet Foxes thing is true, believe it or not. I never have music connections, or find things out first or anything, so when I did, I thought I'd post it here to stop people from constantly hating on me after I've put my foot in my mouth a few times. But that backfired. So take it for what you will.