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Re: “Brand-new Black Flag T-shirts!

You call yourself a journalist Luca? You clearly have no idea what you are talking about! First of all Greg Ginn is not selling out. He owns SST records and the Black Flag name outright. He is hardly down on his luck with over a million dollars of record sales a year. Second, has been writing and recording a new Black Flag record for the last 6 months. In his own words to me privately, this is a reforming not a reunion. Like the many incarnations before 2013, he is assembling musicians he wants to work with to keep the band's brand moving forward. Third, Keith Morris has just as much right to perform Black Flag songs as anyone having written many of them. Oh and by the way, there is no riff between Greg and Keith. Greg supports Keith's new project 100% he just doesn't want to be in a band with him anymore. This happens all the time. Some people can be friends but not band mates. Lastly, If selling music is selling out than what is the point of doing it in the first place? Punk is about DIY not working for free...there is BIG difference.

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Posted by Chef Toland on 01/31/2013 at 5:56 PM

Re: “What's That Smell at Paris Club? Don't Ask the "VIPs"

This article is spiteful and mean! After reading it a few more times, it is apparent that you are bent out of shape for not being invited to the pre-parties and you have an ax to grind. Even worse is your contempt for the Melman sons. To blame their youthfulness on this most unfortunate indecent is ridiculous! Your function as a critic is an important part of Chicago's food scene and I welcome your honest critiques however it is un-sporty to call out an establishment for something that they have absolutely no control over. Not cool dude! Why didn't you include the fact that LEY is committed to using LEED certified reclaimed materials in their construction? That would certainly paint the situation in a more favorable light don't you think?

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Posted by Chef Toland on 03/17/2011 at 12:09 PM

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