August 06th, 2006
so on the azpunk message boards there are a lot of "anti-ryans" and there is a whole thread about my article in the new times and how much it sucks and how much i suck.
here are some of the things said about me:
"He and katie should hook up and do an Abbot & Costello or Laurel & Hardy comedy kind of thing....the could call it "The Slut & The Schmuck Comedy Review""
"Fathers Day might be the worst band on the planet."
"I still don't see what's so special about this kid."
"He's just "special" I guess?
I have no idea. His "bands" or whatever are some of the most annoying shit I have seen in a while."
"All he's really done is create an elitist "art" scene within our scene that only really appeals to his little group of friends. I doubt Arizona will suffer too much with him gone preaching the ever-insightful teachings of Joseph Smith for a year or two. We'll see, though. Calling him a "renaissance man," is almost criminal."
"Attempts to pass that sort of goofiness and juvenalia off as art is why I don't like Grand Ave."
"there are some talented artists who take the downtown community pretty seriously, and it seems as if these hyper-active kids wearing flourescent colours that put on novelty shows with extremely limited ranges and even more limited audiences at least five nights out of the week are doing them a pretty big disservice. I know that I, as an artist, wouldn't want to have my name associated with a community to which such a great percentage of the attention is paid to this particular novelty schtick (again, an issue of personal taste)... and I've heard similar sentiments expressed, with cringes, by other artists, some of whom I consider to have considerable talent, who, at the mention of Grand Ave, are immediately assaulted by mental images of whatever sort of screaming-kid performance-art debauchery that they had a few times accidentally wandered into... reading articles like that convince us to what extent we DON'T want to venture downtown."
"I could never see what the hype about fathers day or night wolf or lycd was all about. I dont have anything against the kids, but the music i cannot stand. Its not new, its not crazy, its not shocking, its just recycled crap that any 4 year old can create."
"that dude is a total fag. my boyfriend was reading the new times article and said he and andy milinokis have the same disease. but i think they're both still retarded, and i don't know who this guy is"
"One time, I think at Polysics, Brian went up to Ryan Avery and his friends and said "Hi, my name is Brian, I see you at alot of shows and I just wanted to introduce myself." And they totally just shrugged him off. That incident basically cemented how I feel about that group of people."
"I think it does discredit to other artists to have their work overlooked in favor of what is pretty much some kid and his friends giggling over their silly, sophomoric inside jokes and somehow selling it as "avant garde" artistry."
"if youve seen one ryan band, youve seen them all."