In case you've never heard of christwire.org it is a satiricle "christian" "news" website kind of like a fundy Christian version of the Onion. A couple of weeks ago "Stevenson Billings" (Investigative Journalist, Motivational Children's Party Entertainer and Antique Soda Bottle Collector all in one special, blessed package!) Posted an article called Just say no to The Phish causing quite the stir on PT and the Phish community in general. It starts off almost believably as the rantings of one of those "rock and roll is the devil's music" types. but quickly degenerates to such gems as
which only someone on the inside of this sccene would even think to write. Or even more hilariously (maybe) check this out:
"Hedonism continues unabated in the parking lots after these shows. The band pays for tanks of hospital nitrous oxide to be wheeled out so that the hordes of regulars struggling with their symptoms of withdrawal can be managed."
"One area of this culture that demands closer inspection is The Phish’s involvement in cybercrime. It may explain the tremendous growth of their empire and how these endless tours are financed. A few years back, investigators noticed a new type of theft across the internet. In a secret nod to this rock band, it was named “Phishing” and involved high tech identity fraud. The people behind it often dig through household garbage, looking for any documents that contain
Pete Mason has taken upon himself the important task of archiving the incredibly diverse and creative art produced by fans of Phish and distributed on lot / tour. This record can be found on his blog phanart.net and in a book he publishes called Phanart which can be ordered here: Order Phan Art the book I met him at Merriweather Post on the second night of the 2010 Phish shows there and he was already familiar with them and has added them to his blog, and hopefully will to the next edition of his book. Check out the story about the GLK's here: Ghetto Lot Kids on Phanart. While you're there check out the incredible array of creative culture this scene pumps out.
This is pretty funny. It's a blog supposedly by some white trash chick named jocelyn. Here's a little sample of the kind of things she has to say.
"I tried to convince Darla to help me blow these two bouncers at the side entrance to get us backstage, but she helpfully pointed out that they were actually just a couple of overweight dudes waiting for a bus."
Check it out sometime. filthyrichmond.com
Its actually attracted some attention about 5 months ago with this extremely satirical piece: Keep marijuana illegal in which she argued, among other things, that her cousins job security as prison guards depends on pot remaining illegal. It was picked up by reddit where it got 90 votes and was on the front page for a while. Here's that link:"http://www.reddit.com/r/Marijuana/comments/a7d86/meet_the_racist_ignorant_cunt_who_wants_to_keep/ You know what that means! Richmond was internet famous!