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His Not-So-Secret Past

As much as I enjoyed Peter Margasak’s article on the fine guitarist Duane Denison [Post No Bills, November 23], I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of “vocalist for multiplatinum-selling proto-rap-metal band Faith No More” from the resume of Duane’s new bandmate Mike Patton. Maybe it was really poor reporting, or maybe that little […]

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Stupid Fulks

I assume the Robbie Fulks story about his audit [December 15] was intended as a humorous anecdote illustrating the “difficult and noble” struggle of the “artiste” versus The Man, but my take away was that Robbie is a pretty stupid guy. This was not his first audit, yet he shows up without proper documentation, and […]

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Money Talks

gerber.qxd Dear editors, I found Peter Margasak’s piece on John Hughes III [July 24] to be such a refreshing break from his usual remedial Ethnomusicology 101 lecture. It was inspiring to read how the son of someone who made millions documenting how painful it is growing up rich and white was now turning his father’s […]

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Not Too Smart

gerber.qxd Dear Editors, One would think that smarty-pants Peter Margasak would know that Metallica are Bay Area metal stars, not “LA metal stars” as erroneously reported in his column [October 24]. Rock may be beneath your dignity, but at least get your facts straight. Andy Gerber Chicago Peter Margasak replies: Thanks for the correction.

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In a Fog

gerber.qxd Dear Editors, One would think that smarty-pants Peter Margasak would know that Metallica are Bay Area metal stars, not “LA metal stars” as erroneously reported in his column [October 24]. Rock may be beneath your dignity, but at least get your facts straight. Andy Gerber Chicago Peter Margasak replies: Thanks for the correction.