Fanmail From Some Flounder

We get letters! Or at least, we used to. (Why am I using the editorial we? I hate the editorial we.) Anyway, I obviously didn’t write these, but I’m reviving them for old times’ sake. More to come, once I sort through that box of clippings at the top of the closet.

3 comments

  1. via facebook:

    Zac Harmon
    that’s an awful lot of caps lock!

    Jaz Jacobi
    Chuck Eddy I was very intrigued to find out why a drawing by my favorite creative person in the universe, Lynda Barry, appears in the thumbnail above!

    Jaz Jacobi
    Sometimes I wonder if I’d ever regret skipping that talk by Lydia Lunch that happened not long ago across the street from my office, but reading her screed here kind of makes me glad I stayed at work instead!

    Chuck Eddy
    Just wait ’til I locate the letter from Henry Rollins.

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  2. via facebook:

    Chuck Eddy
    Anne Leighton, you’ve got a letter on that page as well!

    Anne Leighton
    Chuck Eddy cool. I remember that. Haha.

    Nate Patrin
    Toxic macho bullshit from Hank Rollins? Well I’ll be danged. Good choice of photo though.

    Jaz Jacobi
    Sometimes I forget how much macho bullyboy homophobia was used as some dubious “cool point” weapon by the FORCED EXPOSURE-era hipsters

    Mark Coleman
    Hank sounds like a hung up dude with all that commentary about guys wearing makeup

    Chuck Eddy
    Yeah, I assume his homophobia receded later? Not positive, though. (And to be fair, he was hardly the only person kvetching about metal bands dressing lady-like in that magazine. He just seems way more upset about it.)

    Jaz Jacobi
    This really, really feels weird to read Hank talk about getting shot on the street and fretting about musicians presumably not being “into” women, and to remember how his own male roommate was the victim of a fatal shooting, and people at the time reading into how upset he got over this event that they must have been “a couple.”

    Jaz Jacobi
    Also, in the accompanying photo Hank’s own hair makes him look like an ancestor of that Faith No More guy, so maybe he should lay off the “your mama dresses you funny” vibe

    Graham Ashmore
    I assumed the photo was doctored to make him look like a hair metal dude.

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  3. via facebook:

    Zac Harmon
    He wasn’t kidding about living in a rough neighborhood though. Remember when he and his best friend were victims of a stickup and he ran off, leaving his friend behind to be murdered? Not such a tough guy when it comes down to it, are ya Hank?

    Steve Kiviat
    Zac Harmon wasn’t Rollins ordered at gunpoint to go inside house to get more cash, and Cole was shot & killed while Rollins was doing that. At that point, Rollins went out back door and alerted police. So are you saying Rollins should have stayed outside & Uh karate kicked the guns out of the robbers hands to prove he was a tough guy!!!

    Zac Harmon
    Steve Kiviat You’re probably right about the details. I just like shitting on him because he’s such a douchebag.

    Steve Kiviat
    Chuck Eddy Plus Lydia Lunch using some ALL CAPS

    Zac Harmon
    Bon Jovi came out as bi?!?

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