Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Chris Ott, a much hated jerk, uses his Village Voiceiness to be a prick and turn The Decemberists into a helipad for all kinds of self-loathing and actually pretty funny zingers.
I'd pay more attention to this if I thought anyone cared besides Colin Meloy's girlfriend(!) who tries to break Ott like a bundle of spaghetti and get's annoyed when she realizes he's been boiled before by people with much more resonance than her.
Why is this review so spiteful and weirdly personal? You're lucky nobody wants to write a piece about you and the inferiority complex/unrequited romantic obsessions/high school ass-kickings/unrealized dreams that undoubtedly led you, presumably a music fan, to make a career writing bitterly hateful music reviews. I'm sure every other time you write one, the girlfriend of a band member sends a disgusted letter to your editor. Hopefully this letter will be the one that finally makes you realize you suck.
Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy's girlfriend
But you can't hate her for trying can you?
I want to know how Colin Meloy got to read the article before Ott published it. Did he send it to the publicists?