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November 28, 2007

Al's enemies

One of the pitfalls of being a local music critic is you inevitably give bad reviews.

That was the case when City Paper music writer Al Shipley (who also does the highly informative hip-hop/R&B blog Government Names) saw the Deep End play a few months ago.

He wrote: 

"Another quartet with several years under its belt, the Deep End refers to itself as "The best unsigned band in America" on its MySpace page. And while hype on a web site is rarely critic-proof, the Deep End invited the obvious jokes when it wasn’t even the best band on a two-band bill."


The Deep End fired back with a scathing, obscene comment on the top of their MySpace site, referencing Shipley by name. Warning: There is profanity on the site.

I e-mailed Shipley giving him the heads up.

He responded:

"hahaha! ... one for the scrapbook."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:34 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Random stuff



Did you hear back from Bowling Ben as he is now known in my circles as to how his bowling date came out? I hope he went with the Wii option.


Not yet.

He said he'd let us know this afternoon though.

At this point, I want to know, either way. He owes us a recap. I'm curious to hear about Bowling Ben's Night Out.

I think Aubrey Huff may have been referring to Deep End when he said Balto's nightlife was Horse$#!/

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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