The Evil Uncle

More genius from Nico

Posted in Uncategorized by bandsxbass on June 19, 2008

I told Nico that I put some of his genius rants up on this blog and he decided to make an all new 2008 cartoon just for me! Here it is!

Theatre Quotes

Posted in bullshit, daily mail, idiots, news by bandsxbass on June 19, 2008
I’ve always been a bit dubious of the ‘quotes’ that are slapped across film posters and theatre adverts. Having worked in PR myself, I know how annoying it is to have something reviewed badly and be stuck for press quotes. I’ve used the good quotes from an average review before, sure, that’s the job…
But this is ridiculous. Here are some quotes from the newspapers’ [bad] reviews of some West End shows and the quotes that were subsequently put on the posters/promotional material….

Daily Mail respond to the ‘Emo Suicide cult’ article backlash

Posted in bullshit, daily mail, emo, idiots, music, news by bandsxbass on June 2, 2008

Angry Emo kids gathered outside the Daily Mail offices to protest against the paper’s treatment of the scene last Saturday. They were particularly outraged by the article concerning the recent suicide of a 13 year old, an issue previously explored in this blog. Here’s the Daily Mail’s reponse to the backlash to the article. What a bunch of arseholes!

The Daily Mail’s coverage of the ‘Emo’ movement has been balanced, restrained and above all, in the public interest. Genuine concerns were raised at the inquest earlier this month on 13 year old emo follower Hannah Bond who had been self-harming and then tragically killed herself,”

“In common with other newspapers we ran an accurate news story recording the Coroner’s remarks and the parents’ comments. We also published two other articles, one of which explained the background to the Hannah tragedy in calm and un-sensational language.

“The other was a first person opinion piece by a well-known writer, written from the perspective of a mother concerned for her children. We have also run two prominent page lead letters from an emo music fan and from a fan of My Chemical Romance defending their point of view.

“Our music critic admires the music of the band and publicised the band’s UK tour last year. Since this protest was announced a great deal of misinformation has appeared on the internet, much of which confuses what the Daily Mail has actually published with the comments of website readers and ‘blogs’ over which we have no control and which have stirred up emotions.

“We note it has been pointed out by others that all this provides wonderful publicity for Warners and their impending release of My Chemical Romance’s latest album.”

“The Daily Mail is a broad church and is always ready to listen to the views of readers. We do, however, suggest those who want to protest or comment read everything we have published and act on fact not rumour.”

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