On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:03 AM,
The photogs were never asked to leave the pit. Bands always have the right before any show to say 'no photographers', and bands have exercised that right before... Odd Future didn't.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:25 AM,
"There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the internet. It’s no secret that Odd Future has a love/hate relationship with photographers at shows simply because sometimes they are given access the group wishes their fans would have instead. After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they've done before) Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative."
that's Odd Future's response. Not, "the band gets mad that photographers have access to them which they wish their fans had."
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:21 AM,
I like Odd Future's music. This shit isn't cool but it doesn't make me want to see them less.
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM,
Perhaps you've already read Steve Albini's take on Odd Future?
Now Albini has a history of saying reactionary stuff that I don't agree with but the dude isn't a dummy and often has great insight and I think his blog on O.F. is clear-eyed. Also had to laugh at O.F.'s publicist's idea of damage control is saying that the band gets mad that photographers have access to them which they wish their fans had. Well, it's pretty f-in easy for a band to be accessible to fans.
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:46 PM,
WOW! That is so disrespectful. If you ask me the photographers are doing the artist a favor by shooting their act that will possibly be published, gifting them publicity for their benefit. It’s not like they’re stalking them at dinner or being intrusive. What a bunch of DBags!
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:58 PM,
Agreed, too much ego for some acts.
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 12:20 PM,
Fuck that. I share Hi Times' sentiment. By watching these guys perform, you support them and their actions. See someone else instead.
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM,
I saw the same hostility toward photographers at SXSW...although not directed toward women. The Screeching Weasel assault ended up on Billboard http://www.billboard.com/column/viralvideos/screeching-weasel-singer-hits-two-women-1005075632.story#/column/viralvideos/screeching-weasel-singer-hits-two-women-1005075632.story
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM,
you know, i was looking for another reason to despise these losers.... wait, no i wasn't. between their shitty music and their shitty selves, i'm surprised they have any fans over the age of 16.