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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2020, 02:50:08 PM »
I mean, this is classic buzz.

Maybe this is irrelevant but I can't not say it.

Anyone listen to ShitKid leading up to that 2019 tour and wonder what Buzz even saw in that band? Or that they just seemed out of place?

I don’t get it either. I’ve heard buzz say multiple times that he’s never been wrong, pretty sure referencing his career. Well, that shitkid collab proves otherwise haha. It’s terrible. And I was one of those guys thinking Melvins can do no wrong in my eyes up until that point. But my opinion on shitkid has nothing to do with my classic buzz comment. I mean, if that’s the kind of things he said that they went as far as to print in their fanzine then you’re gonna have to do Better than that to cancel him. Sounds like he just has some dumb opinions. I’ve known that for years. I listened to the whole interview he did that’s causing such an uproar. He said some dumb shit but Jesus who hasn’t? He has even said himself to not look to musicians for politics. He’s a musician. Don’t look to him to be changing the world with speaking politics. If his dumb comments are too bad for you to not throw on Houdini, then don’t do it. Move on. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong but I don’t see him rolling out a podium any time soon to apologize for anything. He’s spent his whole life with most people hating his band. What’s a few more haters to the Melvins. Their die hards will pick up the slack.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2020, 04:25:52 PM »
Until I can see the interview or read anything from it, other than a meme clip, I’m going to assume buzz didn’t know the ins and outs of the PB’s. With his record dropping next week I don’t think this will roll out well. Goddammit.

If anyone has that link can you message it to me please and thanks?


As far as shitkid goes.... what in the actual fuck?! I think their music is (literally) shit so I do not follow on any platforms and am just getting caught up on all the noise.

So let me get this straight... Dale drops their name in several interviews, they collab and tour together, shitkid gets pissed off about some art work, quits the tour, then releases a book (which is probably taken out of context) w text message exchanged from the band? That’s a seriously shady and fucked up way to make a few bucks. So now they’re inviting crowds to boo for them. Buzz would be like, the more you boo, the more we play.

Whatever went down is none of anyone’s business, and releasing that book is a serious invasion of privacy that I do not condone. Now they are using this as a told ya so platform all over social media and printing more books.

Goddammit again. I’m heartbroken.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2020, 07:34:52 PM »
That was a bit off what Buzz said to Shitkid but to be expected really he's an older right-wing male and they're young left-wing women, of course they're going to butt heads. But Buzz knows better than to try and equate the struggle and repression of women with his parents not liking him, smh typical Buzz trying too hard to be offensive.

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« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2020, 07:49:05 PM »
I wish shitkid would just post all the content of their zine. If it’s really damning let the world know instead of trying to sell it, capitalist.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2020, 08:30:42 PM »
I can't believe this is even a thing. It's absurd. Is slander still a thing?

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2020, 09:17:00 PM »
I’m just going to say it. Buzz made a bad move interviewing with that douche, but it’s not like he was on there saying racist shit. It was from two years ago. I highly doubt he knew who he was getting into it at the time. It’s no secret how he openly dislikes socialism and is pretty conservative. That’s all. It doesn’t make him a bad guy.

Shitkid using this to get attention and make money is some huge immature bullshit. As a female who swings leftish, I don’t think it’s an appropriate platform to try to make a fanbase for yourself.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2020, 09:18:52 PM »
Hi, long time listener, few times caller here.

Buzz has said many times "I don't know why people look to rock stars for political opinions." He's always been an advocate for self reliant thinking. He's joked about the absurdity of the punk rock culture's "norms" and has said "it amazes me that punk rock kids have so many rules about being punk rock." He's also very sarcastic and a bit of an absurdist.

I actually got to see the vid before it got taken down and had never heard of the guy that was interviewing him. The guy basically led the conversation, Buzz was just riffing his riff of punk rock and rules dont go together and the guy tied it to PC Cancel culture. I really don't think Buzz knew who this jerk was, I didn't. Then again I try to avoid bullshit. Thank you for reading my less than two cents, resume your normal programming. - End of line
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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2020, 09:28:27 PM »
Hi, long time listener, few times caller here.

Buzz has said many times "I don't know why people look to rock stars for political opinions." He's always been an advocate for self reliant thinking. He's joked about the absurdity of the punk rock culture's "norms" and has said "it amazes me that punk rock kids have so many rules about being punk rock." He's also very sarcastic and a bit of an absurdist.

I actually got to see the vid before it got taken down and had never heard of the guy that was interviewing him. The guy basically led the conversation, Buzz was just riffing his riff of punk rock and rules dont go together and the guy tied it to PC Cancel culture. I really don't think Buzz knew who this jerk was, I didn't. Then again I try to avoid bullshit. Thank you for reading my less than two cents, resume your normal programming. - End of line

I appreciate this. Thank you.
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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2020, 10:52:15 PM »
Thor, I really hope that you're right about Buzz not knowing anything about him. I became aware of Gavin 10 or so years ago when he did his "How to piss in public" video. It was hilarious. Then later he came out as an alt-right, chauvinist, racist, asshole.

This is an older Buzz quote that has stuck with me:
"And I think you should look to higher sources than somebody like me or somebody like Jello or somebody like Noam Chomsky—people who step outside of their area of expertise. Noam Chomsky is a linguist. That’s what he does best. Why anybody listens to him on politics is beyond me." Noam Chomsky steps outside his area of expertise when he talks about politics? Tell me more about how the Nazis were socialists, guitar guy.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2020, 07:03:00 AM »
Based on some notable musicians and their respective controversies I doubt this will amount to much in the long term. Time will tell by the time a new album drops or when they tour again.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2020, 08:33:24 AM »
Based on some notable musicians and their respective controversies I doubt this will amount to much in the long term.
Agreed. It only seems like a story in the Melvins fan circles. No one else is picking it up or throwing mud......yet. This Shitkid development is interesting. I've been reading Asa's comments over on their FB page. It does give the impression that Buzz and co didn't really do anything wrong. That it was more her who took offense or the lines of communication were a bit poor from both sides. Also her attitude make it seem like she would be almost impossible to work with.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2020, 09:09:19 AM »
dead mike, take your regressive horseshit to /mu/
I don't know what that is, or who you are, and I don't care, so no.

Impressive comment/username synergy, tho.


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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2020, 09:11:00 AM »
"Leftbook" is in an uproar, but 19 year-old transgenders cancelling people didn't affect Lennon, Page, or Bowie, or even Burzum. So I think Buzz is fine

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2020, 09:14:04 AM »
But yeah, I mean, Buzz is right-wing, old guy. Walsby seems pretty right-leaning. All these dudes are uber contrarian, "deal with it, pussy" types who have been surrounded by vapid limousine liberals for decades. Zappa would be saying similar stuff if he were alive. Johnny Ramone too.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2020, 09:44:07 AM »
dead mike, take your regressive horseshit to /mu/
I don't know what that is, or who you are, and I don't care, so no.

Impressive comment/username synergy, tho.


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