Friday, October 10, 2008

Post Lightning 100 Interview Analysis

Posted By on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 1:10 PM

How I Became the Bomb appeared for an interview earlier today around lunchtime with Lightning 100's Lieutenant Dan, addressing upcoming releases, promoting their free show tomorrow night at Mercy Lounge and debuting new material. But was it enough to sway undecided music fans? For analysis on the interview, I've asked myself for my take on the Q&A. Singer Jon Burr invoked Miller Lite in his response to the very first question, and was Burr's obvious attempt to cast himself as a regular Joe Sixpack. Burr, along with bassist Ricky Bizness (obviously a fake name—someone run a background check on this guy), then made an effort to connect to listeners with their humble beginnings as a blue collar Murfreesboro band, but notice how the Mainstream Media didn't follow up on the fact that their first show was at an ALL MALE REVUE!! This folksy backstory doesn't hold water with undecided listeners when the band so obviously wants to ERODE OUR FAMILY VALUES!! And why do they insist on glossing over the identity of their first bassist? Is there a skeleton somewhere in that closet? American listeners should be able to trust the judgment of the bands of which they are fans. Our data shows that the military focus on songs such as “Killing Machine” weighed heavily on a war-fatigued music consuming public, but the “Armenian Crime Family” comment played well in racist demographics. There was mention of John Baldwin's involvement with the band and his quasi-sixth member role. Well, what are these guys, a five-piece or a six-piece? How can independent music fans trust a band who can't POLICE ITS OWN POROUS BORDERS?! All the bragging about playing in Europe won't play well in the heartland either. Pick a side, Bomb. Finally, Burr and Bizness discussed plans to release new tracks for free, exclusively on their website that doesn't exist yet. That's right, OUTSOURCING IMPORTANT AMERICAN CD MANUFACTURING JOBS TO CYBERSPACE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECONOMIC CRISIS!!!!!! Oh yeah, they debuted a new song called “Salvage Mission,” and it was badass.

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