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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sorry....Can't resist.....

So this just popped up on Facebook....

"HMF Official STATEMENT 2/18/17:
The Hamtramck Music Fest and its committee members are currently creating specific mechanisms that will more directly deal with issues of safety, any type of hostile behavior, or anything that threatens the safe environment we intend to provide to our public.
Our goal at HMF has always been to reach out and engage our community in order to use that input to make this festival the best it can be.
This current situation demands we go through an information-gathering & review process in order to create policies to remedy these issues. This process is the only way we can come to a comprehensive and united action plan for the future.
We intend to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. In line with that, the HMF will release a full statement of intent by Monday, February 20th.
The HMF strives for a safe and inclusive community music festival, for the people, by the people, for the betterment of our extended community.
Questions or comments can be sent to
hamtramckmusicfest@gmail.com"

I absolutely wanted to do a parody of the statement about making a statement, but instead decided to post it verbatim (unless they edit or delete it entirely which based on the noble actions of the HamFest Committee wouldn't surprise me).  So I will give them their due and post it entirely and dissect it......here:

"The Hamtramck Music Fest and its committee members are currently creating specific mechanisms that will more directly deal with issues of safety, any type of hostile behavior, or anything that threatens the safe environment we intend to provide to our public."- This coming from a festival that is "celebrating its 4th year."  Oh yes.  Let's wait 4 years to deal with issues of safety.  Great job.  So my sources tell me that the transgression in question (not a Tunde plug) involves a local band that may or may not have a convicted sex offender in it. I hope in their carefully revised (x10) statement, the HamFest committee explains their booking procedures.  You know, actually content, not just boring rhetorical statements.

 "Our goal at HMF has always been to reach out and engage our community in order to use that input to make this festival the best it can be."  Weird....I thought it was something for geezers who can't get booked anywhere to showcase their own bands that was then attached to a charity that has been proven to be fraudulent.


"This current situation demands we go through an information-gathering & review process in order to create policies to remedy these issues. This process is the only way we can come to a comprehensive and united action plan for the future."-  Once again....this from a festival that has been going on for 4 years.  Nowwwwwww we're looking into the information gathering process.  Just read that sentence.  Was this written by the Trump/Hillary campaigns?  Also, what is a "united action plan" lol?  Words are wordz.




"We intend to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. In line with that, the HMF will release a full statement of intent by Monday, February 20th."-  Cool!  Rad! Because of such a serious situation like this (sex offenders and fraud charities) it would make sense to remedy as quickly as possible, even if that is 3 fucking days (or 3 years depending on how you look at it).  I'm still laughing at the statement about making a statement.  Now that all these allegations filter in (more on that in a minute), Strobe's combover must be doing a 360.

"The HMF strives for a safe and inclusive community music festival, for the people, by the people, for the betterment of our extended community.
Questions or comments can be sent to
hamtramckmusicfest@gmail.com"-  I can't believe you neglected to mention the charity you are working with.  The 501c3 one.  That one.  Questions/comments will be answered in 3 years (if at all I assume).


Ok dissection over.  Now real honest talk, actually its all been honest....which the local community deserves.
Make no mistake about it.....the revealing of the improperly credited charity and the sex offender shit would never have been revealed, and HamFest's statement subsequently, would never have happened if it wasn't for us.  Don't kid yourselves.  Do you really think that the charity discussion or the sex offender discussion would be a point thanks to our open anonymous comment section something we don't have to allow.  We could be like Hip and Detroit and have all comments approved....yeah, that's free speech.

-And speaking of Hip in Detroit.....I'm loving the links I have saved where you blew smoke up the ass of the band in question. I won't post them now because things are hazy and want to give you enough time to remove them  Guess your vetting process was as good as HamFest's, (or interrupted by the appetizer menu).

So yeah, can't wait till Monday (for multiple reasons)....you'll see.  Just fighting the good fight so the community gets what they deserve.  You know I'm right.  C'mon say it.

Follow the buzzards,
Bryan Metro



8 comments:

Uncle Ed said...

What if the menu was actually the appetizer? #ediblemenu

Anonymous said...

XXXXXXXXXX- It has also come to my attention that the charity that organizes this festival had its non-profit status revoked in 2016. In this situation it is in violation of IRS guidelines for HMF to publicly state on its website that it is a 501c3 charity. As of this date HMF is a for profit entity according to law by default. This creates yet another ethical issue that needs to be sorted. Unfortunately, the IRS may be knocking eventually. I suggest everybody just run away. what a mess.

Anonymous said...

Mine

Anonymous said...

I'm dying reading Sadie's post about White Shag. Can one of her friends let her know she doesn't even write at a 4th grade level?

"Who doesn't love birthdays? They're the perfect excuse to party and the start to a new year full of fun. This Friday night at the New Way Bar is your chance to come out and celebrate EVERYBODY's birthday!
The Birthday Show is a party put on by White Shag and it's in its second year."

And my favorite...

"This past weekend we finally got to meet up with a band that we have wanted to chat with for a while, White Shag. The rock trio, fronted by Laura Mendoza with Jorge Cortez and Joe Leone, headlined a benefit for various women's shelters in the area. The event was called FoxFest and handful of bands featuring chicks took over the Tangent Gallery for a night."

Maybe that show was part of his probation.

Combover said...

Recap: the hateful racist/misogynists are the only ones exposing racism, misogyny, and corruption? Pro-tip: That's what good satire does. #knivesout #awkward

Anonymous said...

LOL Milo wrote White Shag's bio

https://www.musicpage.com/whiteshag

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha Hip in Detroit with a different type of egg on their face for once.

Anonymous said...

Hip in Detroit so cringe and two-faced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODXdlycf75Y

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