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Fresh from his gig at this year’s Burningman – with more than 30,000 people in attendance – San Francisco’s Bassnectar is set to release his debut artist album “Mesmerizing the Ultra”

Would you like to interview him?

* Voted Best Bay Area DJ by San Francisco Bay Guardian
* Features collabs with Freq Nasty, Sound Tribe Sector 9, KRS One, and Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident
* Also features samples from Noam Chomsky and controversial death row inmate, journalist, and Black Panther member Mumia Abu Jamal
* Has remixed or collaborated with KRS One, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Buckethead, The String Cheese Incident, Saul Williams, Noam Chomsky, Cheb I Sabbah, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Crash Berlin, and Landslide
* Has released records on OM Records, Virgin, 6 Degree, Functional Breaks, Ceiba, Groundwork (Starbucks) and Kool Keith’s Sync Recordings
* Sponsored by Red Bull and M-Audio

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:20 (fifteen years ago) link

I think I hate him! I have never heard him, but any friend of Noam Chomsky is no friend of mine!

I almost forgot about Mumia. I wonder how he's doing?

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Right, because Noam has so oftem been so wrong, like he was about that whole 911 thing,eh?

Pffft, Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Noam is a fink!

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:26 (fifteen years ago) link

That album title deserves to die.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Hi Jeff!

Just like to know if you have any interest in covering XXXXXXX! They're fresh from a tour with Jack Johnson, and they absolutely killed Bonaroo this year! Let me know if you can set something up with XXXXXXX, or if you need to get on the list!

Thanx!
Stacie

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:35 (fifteen years ago) link

10k times per day

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:35 (fifteen years ago) link

the best are still the ones who call the day of the show to see if we can possibly get a mention going

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:39 (fifteen years ago) link

also: those billy idol people are fucking tenacious!

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:40 (fifteen years ago) link

GAH! I MUST MOVE AWAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO.

this kinda thing is rampant

Jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:42 (fifteen years ago) link

i wish, like, black metal bands had publicists that bugged me all day. SOMETHING other than jam bands, alt-country, singer-songwriters, smooth jazz, etc etc.

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:45 (fifteen years ago) link

HELLO JEFF

JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAD ANY INTEREST IN COVERING THE CAVE OF DAREKNING HOURS. IT WOULD BE TOTALLY FUCKING NECRO IF WE COULD GET AN INTERVIEW OR A BLURB ROLLING. ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOUD LIKE TO BURN IN THE PIT OF ULTIMATE GUESTLISTS.

HAIL WOTAN
KARL

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:47 (fifteen years ago) link

noam writes too many books!


"hey, i just read the new chomsky"

"which one?"

"the one about how the cia genetically alters fair trade coffee beans"

"oh, that one. you have to get the new one"

"there's a new one?"

"yeah, it's all about how the zapatistas were burned by proctor & gamble under the aegis of paul de man"

"oh wow, i have to read that one"

*reads The Casa That De Man Built*

"wow, that was great"

"what was?"

"the Chomsky book on the zapatistas"

"wait, did you read the new revised edition? that's the one you have to get"

*sigh*

*reads revised edition with added revelations about genetically modified goya products introduced into north american markets under the aegis of subcommandante marco's brother tito and rogue cia agents*

"wow, that was enlightening"

"what was?"

"the revised edition of the new chomsky book"

"you do have the new five dvd lecture set, don't you?"

*sigh* "no, what is that all about?"

"it explores the web of deceit connecting alice waters, wylie dufresne, dow chemical, the trilateral commission, opus dei, new york times restaurant reviewer frank bruni, and krispy kreme inc. in what is turning out to be the scandal of the century"

"um, okay, i'll have to go get that. look, can i borrow some money?"

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:49 (fifteen years ago) link

i hate mumia.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:50 (fifteen years ago) link

what did he ever do to you!?

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:51 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't know, i just never liked that guy.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:52 (fifteen years ago) link

he did make me sit through an awful lot of speechifyin at shows

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:54 (fifteen years ago) link

"FREE MUMIA!"

"PLAY YOUR UNINTELLGIBLE 30 SECOND HARDCORE SONG THAT YOU SPENT HOURS CRAFTING SALIENT, POLITICAL LYRICS FOR!

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:55 (fifteen years ago) link

he's kind of a jerk. i can't stand ramona africa either. i like cheri honkala.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:57 (fifteen years ago) link

i can't stand the uhuru people in philly either. creepy jerks.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:57 (fifteen years ago) link

i used to work with this guy in an emo band who was a raging conservative who used to bitch about mumia all the time

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:57 (fifteen years ago) link

i like everybody at the william way community center.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:59 (fifteen years ago) link

mumia is a loudmouth. he should have a show with rush limbaugh.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:59 (fifteen years ago) link

i like everyone at the spiral q puppet theatre.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 02:00 (fifteen years ago) link

i like everyone involved with the prometheus project. especially my homeboy petri dish.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 02:00 (fifteen years ago) link

i like everyone at R5 productions. especially my boy Bull. You go, Bull!

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 02:01 (fifteen years ago) link

noam may not be personally likable but i really haven't heard much of a coherent critique of his ideas, other than "this guy supported pol pot", "this guy is a nazi apologist", "this guy is a stalinist", and many other exaggerations, distortions, and lies, which are easily refuted from his (as you mention) incredibly prolific recorded works. yes, the US is the most violent organization in the world; yes, US foreign policy does pretty much exclusively serve its business interests; and yes, US media generally does a very poor job of reporting these issues. i've never heard bassnectar but he's frequently associated with lorin, who is a pretty good DJ.

viborgu, Thursday, 15 September 2005 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Free Mumia Bobbleheads!!!!!

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 15 September 2005 02:48 (fifteen years ago) link

free mummy in every box of count chocula

http://adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/filmes/retorno-da-mumia/retorno-da-mumia-poster01.jpg

amon (eman), Thursday, 15 September 2005 03:04 (fifteen years ago) link

You guys sure know how to harsh a guy's mellow, just as he starts to crest while mesmerizing the ultra.

is bean cobian jojo (Bent Over at the Arclight), Thursday, 15 September 2005 03:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I dunno - I kinda want to interview Bassnectar. In an "invite a Jehovah Witness in on a boring Saturday morning" kind of way.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 15 September 2005 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

We're looking for features and reviews on this one!

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Thursday, 15 September 2005 11:52 (fifteen years ago) link

And may I add how fucking relieved I am to no longer live in Breaks Capital, USA. Christ, Burning Man permanently lowered the bar for Bay Area culture... I'm convinced that it's singlehandedly responsible for SF's culture of mediocrity. "Whoa.... you put christmas lights on your bicycle! That's, like, fucking artistic, man!"

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Thursday, 15 September 2005 11:54 (fifteen years ago) link

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scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:42 (fifteen years ago) link

NO THANK YOU I DON'T NEED A COMMENT THANKS!

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:43 (fifteen years ago) link

how funny would it be if pr folks just went ahead and start threads here with titles like that?

DOES ANYONE WANT TO INTERVIEW HENRY ROLLINS?
CAN I SEND ANYONE A MERZBOW 7-INCH FOR REVIEW?

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:46 (fifteen years ago) link

i think i'm gonna end all my emails to pr people with HAIL WOTAN now

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Hi Jeff,

Blues Traveler is releasing their eighth studio album and Vanguard Records
debut ¡Bastardos! on September 13th. The band is touring in support of the
new album and will be playing Rams Head Live at 9:30 pm on October 8th.
Tickets are $27.50.

Blues Traveler - John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Brendan Hill, Tad Kinchla and
Ben Wilson - recorded ¡Bastardos! in March at Texas Treefort Studio in
Austin, Texas. Essential to the band's approach was producer, solo artist
and ex-Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett. "This is just us being
completely ourselves, and not thinking about what we should be doing," says
guitarist Chan Kinchla. As one of the few remaining kingpins of the jam
scene who can back up grooves with carefully crafted songs and stories that
are both witty and catchy, songs on ¡Bastardos! focus on falling in and out
of love, and what can happen before and after heartbreak. "During the
process of making this record I ended my engagement, fell in love and
caroused a lot," says Popper, the band's lyricist.

The week of release Blues Traveler will take late-night television by storm
with performances slated for NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September
14, followed by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on September 15, and a September 16
airing of their performance on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. On
September 21, the band will perform live on The Howard Stern Show, and on
September 26, they will tape a performance on Austin City Limits, which is
slated to air in December.

Would you be interested in writing about the show ?

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

$27.50!!!

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:56 (fifteen years ago) link

i have also gotten three copies of this album in the last three weeks

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 15 September 2005 14:57 (fifteen years ago) link

You lucky dog!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 15 September 2005 15:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I’ve had to re-request copies of the new Fall record four times now – everytime I’ve given the publicist my home address, and he’s sent and re-sent, and not one package has reached me! I’m wondering if someone in my building or local post office has a hard-on for multiple copies of the same damn promo or something.

P.S. That fake death metal p.r. letter was a stroke of genius!

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 15 September 2005 15:21 (fifteen years ago) link

strongo's work ID:

http://ring.mithec.com/images/Ring-Wotan.gif

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 15 September 2005 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

strongo responding to unsolicited pitches:

http://www.edenstudio.it/IMAGES/michela/Sigmund+Wotan.jpg

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 15 September 2005 15:55 (fifteen years ago) link

lorin = bassnectar.
zzzzzzzzzzzzz
funny he should be mentioned here - he came up at work today and is not very well liked, to put it mildly, thanks to his constant meddling with where he is filed/placed in the shop.
phil otm
phil! i must contact you soon about mexican electrohouse and mutek!

heywood jablomi (heywood), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:38 (fifteen years ago) link

everytime I’ve given the publicist my home address, and he’s sent and re-sent, and not one package has reached me!

$10 says they sent it to the address of the publication you're writing about it for. because it happens CONSTANTLY to freelancers.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:43 (fifteen years ago) link

(and haha Scott, I was SO tempted to start this thread myself, you have no idea)

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

The ones that I love are the ones that get my name wrong.
I'm not Jeff. I don't want to write about your indie+synths band that sounds like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bloc Party or Franz Ferdinand.
And we're a fucking monthly. If you send me promo materials in the third week of the month, I cannot fly around the earth, reversing its rotation, in time to get a mention in.

js (honestengine), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Or that I still get mail for the reviews editor who wasn't just the guy before me, but the guy before the guy before me. And I've had the job for almost three years.

js (honestengine), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Hi Jeff!!

Just following up after our phone call earlier! (Thanks so much!) I'll be mailing you out the Hot Apple Pie cd and press kit soon! We're looking for interviews, blurbs, whatever you've got!

xoxo
Stacie

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Friday, 16 September 2005 00:56 (fifteen years ago) link

i wish!

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

nah, just tired

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

me too.

huell howser (chaki), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:18 (fifteen years ago) link

"wah wah i have to talk to BANDS all day!"

god no, anything but that. it's a fate worse than death. on the other hand, it pays better than writing reviews. but i'd rather write ad-copy. or liner-notes. or bassnectar's bio. (okay, the last one isn't true. but the ad-copy and the liner-notes would be fine.)

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:22 (fifteen years ago) link

wait, liner notes pay well? if you're not DeCurtis or Fricke, even?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

i dunno. rhino paid me 500 bucks to write foghat liner-notes. and even more to write about a millennium party comp. i don't think that one even came out. that was years ago though. they haven't asked for me since! my number is in the book! the foghat one took me all of a weekend. it was fun. the comp notes not so much. LOTS of bands. i couldn't remember if i was writing about white lion or great white or whitesnake by the end of it. i don't think it mattered much.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:27 (fifteen years ago) link

hey, that's pretty good! I didn't know you'd done any liner writing, I'll have to check those out.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:28 (fifteen years ago) link

And may I add how fucking relieved I am to no longer live in Breaks Capital, USA. Christ, Burning Man permanently lowered the bar for Bay Area culture... I'm convinced that it's singlehandedly responsible for SF's culture of mediocrity. "Whoa.... you put christmas lights on your bicycle! That's, like, fucking artistic, man!"

-- philip sherburne (psherburn...), September 15th, 2005.

um, some of us still have to live here, phil!

;)

ken taylrr has gone off the internet because of you (ken taylrr), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:29 (fifteen years ago) link

foghat!

strng hlkngtn (dubplatestyle), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:29 (fifteen years ago) link

on the topic of the topic: " * Voted Best Bay Area DJ by San Francisco Bay Guardian"...

a bit misleading, considering this was no doubt in the Readers' Poll, which is subject to the whims of ballot-stuffers and their friends

ken taylrr has gone off the internet because of you (ken taylrr), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:33 (fifteen years ago) link

someone sorta recently asked me to write stuff for some bad stoner rock bands, but i kinda had the feeling that they weren't gonna pay me that much and i didn't like the bands so i didn't do it.

HEY, not too long ago i got spam from a WRITER!! did anyone else get that? I wish i had saved it. He was pitching interviews with bands.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:37 (fifteen years ago) link

oh that's even more depressing.

i hear we have a good art scene though.

xpost

tricky (disco stu), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:41 (fifteen years ago) link

did anyone else get that?

Other odder things have been seen of late.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Everything I know about Bassnectar:

Man, that's a terrible name for a band.

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Friday, 16 September 2005 01:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Other odder things have been seen of late.

haha MUCH odder.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 16 September 2005 02:43 (fifteen years ago) link

"this guy supported pol pot"

i wouldn't call it an exaggeration

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Friday, 16 September 2005 06:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Scott- I work for a tiny little monthly publication in Ann Arbor, Mi., as their reviews editor, and I write a column about local music. Which means that we get a weird mix of super-tiny indie servicing and tremendous huge Cristina/Britney stuff.
Writing about local stuff I enjoy, because I can write about what I like and not have to worry about the publicist intermediaries.
In my non-music journo life, I write about boring things like wetlands mitigation and political theory.
(We also pay so poorly and so often cut the reviews page entirely that no freelancer with more than two clips would write for us if they were any good. Woohoo! Local press rulz!)

js (honestengine), Friday, 16 September 2005 08:29 (fifteen years ago) link

sorry, friscans. didn't mean to be negative from afar. i will say only nice things from now on. :) i don't mean to malign any of you, of course. (well, except for employees of the communist bay guardian, which of course is the mortal enemy of my sometime employer, the new times! haha.)

heywood, write me with your questions!

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Friday, 16 September 2005 15:00 (fifteen years ago) link

phil i ran into yr ex-roommate K()rtnie at the plastikman show, she says hi! it's not all mediocrity here!

vahid (vahid), Sunday, 18 September 2005 03:16 (fifteen years ago) link

hahaha. welcome to the party, josh. did you guys ever use any of my photos of the shopping cart races?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 23:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, we did. How's the West Coast? Are you in Seattle? Portland? Something like that? Good on ya for getting the fuck out of Michigan.

js (honestengine), Wednesday, 21 September 2005 00:26 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
well, someone did...

http://www.sfbg.com/40/10/x_local_live.html

that's so taylrr (ken taylrr), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 06:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been seeing his name in print a lot recently. Maybe he's good.

seeing the number of absolutely outstanding, near vacant SF shows I've seen this last year, reading a bunch of critics griping about occupational hazards & taking it out on the musicians makes me resent every single time any of you have ever been paid for your opinion

milton parker (Jon L), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 19:48 (fifteen years ago) link

And may I add how fucking relieved I am to no longer live in Breaks Capital, USA

You lived in Seattle?

dali madison's nut (donut), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:03 (fifteen years ago) link

(meanwhile, Simply Jeff and Uberzone are flying off to some mega rave somewhere in the world to fly back to L.A., which, in 1997, outlawed any music with breakbeats made with software, as opposed to sampled at a hip-hop tempo, to be played at any club within the greater basin.)

dali madison's nut (donut), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:05 (fifteen years ago) link

(I still like me some breaks, btw.. just not buying everything that botchit, marine parade, or fuel releases anymore, that's all)

dali madison's nut (donut), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Being a music critic AND DJ/promoter who put on lots of near vacant shows in SF just makes me resent every music critic who promotes things I think are of lesser value - and makes me want to work that much harder on both activities. I don't see any problems here, really. Resenting music critics for half-empty shows is like blaming restaurant critics for bad service.

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Resenting music critics for half-empty shows is like blaming restaurant critics for bad service.

Change "service" to "attendance", and I think your analogy works better.

Is it weird for me to completely empathize with both milton *and* the music critics?

Seeing fellow artists get grossly underrated vs. getting paid to write about music while having to deal with a flood of musical diarrhea (relatively speaking) in your mailbox every day, which after a while is really fucking annoying and justifies the pay. I dunno... which is worse?

dali madison's nut (donut), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:17 (fifteen years ago) link

..having been/being "artist" and "promoter" as well.

dali madison's nut (donut), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Fuck, what about hyping the hell out of a show, going there an seeing an amazing set with three other people, one of whom is probably just working the merch table between sets?

If critics had any real power, everyone would own a Pere Ubu album.

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 20:21 (fifteen years ago) link

outlawed any music with breakbeats made with software

Um, what? LA has its own Criminal Justice Act? Can you point me to more info?

Lukas (lukas), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 23:47 (fifteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
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scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 12 January 2006 23:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I WILL SEND ONE OF MY WRITERS IN TOWN!!! WHO WANTS TO GO???

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 12 January 2006 23:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Many of the people who go to Burning Man are awful and it has definitely created a half-assed art culture where one didn't exist before, but some of the pieces that have been developed at/for Burning Man have been really beautiful and for me have validated the entire enterprise.

I guess it depends on whether you like Christo or not.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 January 2006 23:23 (fifteen years ago) link

i get that email every day!!

cancer prone fat guy (dubplatestyle), Friday, 13 January 2006 02:51 (fifteen years ago) link

READY THE HOVERCRAFT

cancer prone fat guy (dubplatestyle), Friday, 13 January 2006 02:51 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Nate's review in Pitchfork yesterday is causing a stir among my SF friends (breaks fans all, one of the reasons I haven't moved there.)

Although one of them had a nice retort:

right or not, i could barely get past the first 50+ word sentence:

"Bassnectar is the brainchild of String Cheese Incident opener and
Burning Man fixture Lorin Ashton, who claims to be more of a
metalhead than a hippie but comes across in interviews like the type
of guy who got into music as a means of changing the whole entire
world and denotes his anti-establishment philosophy with phrases like
'Mainstream Culture is the dildo of choice for the apathetic.'"

i think the whole 4-paragraph article has, like, five periods in it.

lukas, Friday, 3 August 2007 00:27 (thirteen years ago) link

OH MY GOD this stuff is comically bad. Even the name makes me cringe.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 3 August 2007 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

did they want to destroy their computers?
http://www.furnation.com/Acru/commissions/Image18.jpg

chaki, Friday, 3 August 2007 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow, California is so awesome.

The only thing sadder than that paragraph is that people in Austin consider crap like this to be the barometer of cool.

Oh well, at least there isn't much competition for old Detroit and Chicago records at Barney's Smoked Pork Pit And Vinyl Hut.

Display Name, Friday, 3 August 2007 02:00 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

APPEARING AT DEMF '09

Andy K, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

That's MOVEMENT 2009 (excuse me)

Andy K, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah but do you want to interview him?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

free mummy in every box of count chocula

― amon (eman)

velko, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...

sexual predator apparently

carin' (map), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:35 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, I had posted something on the Weinstein thread about him, but probably should have posted it here. I do feel like we should maybe have a metoo thread for ILM so the totality of it doesn't end up on individual threads for musicians that people around here don't care much about. Bassnectar, Ryan Adams, Front Porch Step... Wasn't there some NYC indie show promoter who was sexually assaulting women a couple years ago?

Here is the link I posted on the other thread. Admittedly, this instagram mostly shows a lot of partial screenshots of things, but they have text of the original links in the descriptions.

https://www.instagram.com/evidenceagainstbassnectar/

Here’s your proof about @bassnectar and how everything that was “untrue” is actually true pic.twitter.com/LkYNJ2ubQJ

— 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 (@FMUOASL) July 4, 2020

Beyond being a sexual predator, apparently he is a total asshole in many aspects of his business as well.

My thoughts on Bassnectar and the truth about why I stepped away from it all, for those of you who don’t have me on fb but are interested! pic.twitter.com/NXDSC6WwNn

— Sage Storm 🌩 (@SageStormDavis) July 3, 2020

LONG THREAD. my Bassnectar story & how it affected me.please RT & share on other networks b/c despite being a "legend" i dont have a lot followers here or on FB. my ordeal with Lorin is yet another reason why you haven't seen new releases or me at events. #BlackTransLivesMatter

— Jordana (@jordanalesesne) July 7, 2020

peace, man, Thursday, 9 July 2020 12:32 (nine months ago) link

I do feel like we should maybe have a metoo thread for ILM so the totality of it doesn't end up on individual threads for musicians that people around here don't care much about. Bassnectar, Ryan Adams, Front Porch Step...

Tim Westwood = AWESOME

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:00 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

reviving this thread but yeah there should def be a general thread for this stuff:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/07/bassnectar-edm-dj-denies-allegations-of-sexual-abuse-and-human-trafficking

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:06 (one week ago) link

There was one started in response to that post - can’t copy on zing, but it has “bassnectar” in the title and has been active in the past week.

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:14 (one week ago) link

you're right, sorry I totally missed that. reposting the above link on that thread.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:18 (one week ago) link


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