Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dear Spin, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Kerrang!

I commend you for all those fine pictures and glossy pages for bands that I don’t listen to. You have many resources and every issue is filled with the latest information of all the popular bands. I would however wish to make one minor request. I run a small blog and everyday I get to read a Myspace, Facebook or Reverbnation page about a band. Each band has worked 10 times harder everyday to get a chance to play a basement, open a show at a 200 person limit Knight of Columbus hall or the 100 person limit at the corner pub. They have no fancy press kit or glossy photos. They play songs I can relate to. They use their PTO time to have a once a year tour or once in a lifetime chance to get in the studio. They are like me. They do a job and spend their nights and weekends writing and playing songs. Some go to high school and spent their part-time job money to get their equipment. Some go to college and used their credit score to max out their $1000 student line of credit to tour for week to down a coast. These kids and some parents (mostly single moms and dads) just play and record because they love what they do. So I would like to challenge you to give up a half page to cover the real musicians who are the punk scene that you ignore or figure will not sell ad space. Some you have even banned (Joey we all support you!). They don’t live in fancy houses or sleep with movie stars, but they support each other and we are asking for your support. Take a chance and support the punk scene. As a killer band once said ‘the list is thousands long…’. Thank you for your time.

Glendale Punk
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