Preface: I love both parties involved equally. I just find this funny. I love djs. I love gays. In closing, I love all gay djs equally, even franki and steve.
I like two types of drama. I like drama that does not involve me and drama between boys. This excerpt from the iheartcomix email blast-on-blast today has both of those things.
Those that pay attention to me, are aware i detest mass emails. But a few actual email readers reccomended me opening this. They promised me it would be worth it.
It had only been 8 months since the final break-up of myself and my former DJ/event partner, STEVE AOKI, and the launch of our then new and purposefully competing weekly TUESDAY night party, CHECK YOâ€™ PONYTAIL. Our first two records on our record label, MATT & KIM and PROTOKOLL, were only 2 months old. TRAVIS and I had been in LOS ANGELES for 3 years and we still didnâ€™t have a functional website.
A lot has changed since then, we come to the beginning of the new year, bigger than ever and ready to take on the next larger and looming challenges. Despite the efforts of said previous DJ/events partner, STEVE AOKI, to surpress our existence to the world using his greater fame, greater wealth and influence to pressure publications not to write about me/us (yes, we know, NYLON and BPM), pressuring friends and former friends to either not be our friend or work with us (RONYS PHOTOBOOTH, ROYAL RUMBLE, among several others) by threatening them a loss of pay or acceptance into his circle, pressuring THE COBRASNAKE to jettison our friendship almost immediately upon our break-up and consequently, or maybe voluntarily, erasing mine and close friends out of existence on the website and blatantly lying in advertising to steer people away from our events (itâ€™s documented in one instance on thefader.com, HERE ), weâ€™ve been able to make it out at the top of our game, unafraid of the future, unafraid to speak and armed for the wave of shit to come.
We fought tooth and nail this year to stake our claim in the hearts and minds of the kids of LOS ANGELES, of the kids of the world, in pop culture itself. We work harder than everyone you know to bring you the best shit youâ€™ve ever seen. Even rich kids, jealous of the taste they donâ€™t have, couldnâ€™t stop us. We moved to LA with nothing, began 2007 on our knees with a plan, and ended standing tall ready to climb the mountain and secure our spot at the top. This is the IHEARTCOMIX YEAR IN REVIEW.
oh snap, franki. wah waaa?!?