from the comments, it looks like some new people have found the blog, which is awesome. If you're new, you should definitely read the old posts, especially about our Event at SXSW (which is looking more and more interesting -- more on that later).
There was one comment, though, that I wanted to respond to. "jim" wrote:
"Are you aware there's a war going on? And you're going to protest a BAND!?"I respect the sentiment, but my response to this is: why even go to SEE bands if there's a war going on? That is, why support bands you like during wartime?
The obvious answer is: because you still think culture is important. But if you think culture is important, then you need not just to support the bands you like but oppose the bands that need to be opposed.
I agree that the war needs to be protested also, and I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. In fact, at the event on Friday, if you want to protest the war as well as the band, then by all means. But don't get fooled by people who say that bands aren't worth protesting. If bands aren't too frivolous to pay good money to cheer on, then they aren't too frivolous to speak out against.
More later. Peace everybody.