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.
"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."