So many bases to cover, so little time…
The on-air, quote of the month honors for August goes to 610 Sports host Nick Wright.
For his triple diss of blogger Tony Botello, radio chick Darla Jaye and NewsRadio KMBZ.
"(Tony) has a weekly spot on Hate Radio 980 with all 63 I.Q. points of Darla Jaye."
GRAND THEFT AUTO
Another reason for the bad blood between last month’s KanRocksas fest and alt rock station The Buzz, which refused to accept advertsing or help promote KanRocksas:
A number of the acts that played KanRocksas were penciled in for Buzz Under the Stars shows. Insiders say KanRocksas cost Entercom and the Buzz as many as three City Market shows this summer. Three.
Crossroads lost some shows too, but managed to contain its disappointment rather than declare war on KanRocksas.
THEY SUCK PERIOD
Craig Glazer‘s pal Sam Mellinger, sports columnist at the Star, tiptoes around saying pretty much the same thing as Glazer about this year’s Kansas City Chiefs.
"Maybe it’s not as bad as it looks," Mellinger’s column today begins. Later adding, "Whatever plan coach Todd Haley and the Chiefs had for this preseason turned into a bag of stink."
Now here’s Mellinger’s hedge…
"If the Chiefs beat the Bills in the opener, this is all forgotten, wasted energy, we move on."
Glazer’s take on Mellinger’s Bills theory?
"No way. The Bills are a real bad team and we’re playing them at home. So we could beat ’em and it could be one of our three or four wins. But then come the losing streaks. This team is a train wreck."
Is Glazer prepared to eat crow if the Chiefs make the playoffs and go to the Super Bowl this season?
"If that happens, I will walk naked down Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway at midnight with my head shaved."
ART BY ANY OTHER NAME
Re the closing next month of Crosstown Station downtown….
I remember staking out the venue prior to its opening in late 2007 trying to find out who would be running the show and what sort of music they planned to promote. Super nice guys, very earnest, but they were mostlytalking about booking lesser known, quasi non-mainstream acts that sounded like they’d be hard to make bank on.
Crosstown had a great stage and sound setup though and was understandably very proud of its tech.
Now a confession; the initial reason Crosstown sparked my interest in was the almost universal distaste for the arguably lame mural adorning the club’s south facing wall. An ass shot of a dumpy, a middle-aged-looking guitar dude leaning over from behind while blazing away.
The $64 million question: When Crosstown goes, should the guitar fatty mural stay?
"No, paint it over," says one downtown business neighbor. "One fewer big butt to look at."
FLY ME ALERT
A moment of silence please, for departed Pennylane music guru LeRoi Johnson one of the Pitch‘s earliest institutions back in the alt weekly’s record store rag days.
The good-hearted Johnson was an institution at Pennylane and to followers of the early Pitch. But to say his reviews were succinct would be an understatement. However, sadly, as the Pitch matured in the mid to late 1980s and took on more serious music critics such as Danny Alexander, David Cantwell, and Mike Warren, editors felt LeRoi’s reviews were lacking in depth and the paper moved on.
Everything to its time….