The last time I left town, JJ’s blew up. This time out, Kanrocksas and Bottom Line Communications take a bullet. And there’s more.
Having just driven for like 18 hours, I’m going to take a few off to regroup and hammer these topics the way they need to be in the morning (it’s nearly 2 a.m. as we speak).
Meanwhile, let me say this about that…
Some of the comments crowd types have been pretty hard on Kanrocksas. And clearly, wiser heads would have probably passed on trying to make chicken soup out of chicken…
That said, promoter Bill Brandmeyer‘s heart was clearly in the right place and it’s a sad day for Kansas City to lose what he invested millions into gamely trying to create for the betterment of mankind.
There’s no joy to be taken from his failure and all of our loss.
And cut the crap about the headliners being bar bands.
As for that quirky dude by the name of John Landsberg, he’s throwing in the local media covering towel and moving to warmer climes. It may surprise you to learn what my take is on his impending media death.
As former 610 Sports host Nick Wright and probably most higher ups in local medai who’ve had many dealings with Landsberg know, the guy’s kind of a flake.
That said, he put in some long hours and hard work and somehow overcame many of his personal shortcomings to become the go-to website for local media comings and goings.
That’s no small accomplishment.
I’ll revisit these and other topics when I crawl out of my coffin in a few.