Clearing up some misconceptions.

Last weekend I published a bunch of stuff I had written earlier in the month and it caused a bit of uproar after I said a band hadn't been paid by a bar.  My comments seemed to set off a bit of a Facebook tsunami and made me feel like I really should respond in some way.  So to start off, here is the un-edited thread as it was posted on facebook. 

Cantharone at House of Rock

So I have to drive into the city every Tuesday these days.  Work in the office.  Then kill fourteen hours until I can work eight more hours and then drive back home.  The trick is killing those between hours without being bored to death, or spending too much money.  So enter Capitol Guitars.  Nice little guitar shop and some music types hanging around there.  Occasionally I hear some good tunes.  I've gotten to know this guy Joe.

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If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. 

Hunter S. Thompson