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Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspondence must include your home city or service provider and a daytime phone number.TRUCK SLUT LOVEI am writing to you to find out what fat drunk chick you were talking about at hogue barmichaels (Locals Only, Sept. 4)?? do tell! was she a blond chick, who seemed to know the band??? (drain bramaged, that is??) because if it was, i think you need to eat your damn words!!! i could care less if you like el centro's album, i know they are good to see "live." drain bramaged, yes they love "beer" and not much else!! and whoever else you like or dislike, but if you were talkin about me that night as some fat drunk chick who was yelling at all the bands she didn't like, you got it wrong, you dummy!! i only bother to write this because i could have easily been the girl you were talkin about, however, i am not that fat! i hate to admit "big boned," yes, but some fat heffer, i don't think so you dumbass!!!!! and i don't remember anyone there who was as loud and partyin as hard as i was!! i yell at shows, but not to deface other bands. i yell to root the bands on, if they are any good!!! i know drain bramaged is good, i have probably seen them 20 times!! they have a lot of energy, and i think that is awesome!!! not to mention they are good friends of mine! i don't know exactly what girl you were talkin about, but if you don't know how to have a good time, maybe you should be a critic for something besides punk rock shows! you need a new line of work! maybe operas or broadway shows or something!!! get with the program, dude! your opinion is just one person's opinion, so don't think by "spicing" it up, by dissing the crowd, it will have too much effect on how well the band does in real life!!!!!! i hope i get the opportunity to run into your stupid ass one day "at a punk rock show," and i hope i am good and wasted and i punch you in the face one good time for all the big-boned "lasses" in the world!!!!! fag!!!!!-Trukrslt
via e-mail

Rich Kane responds: See above.BOZZIO THE CLOWNShort of completely defending Dale Bozzio's shitty behavior at the Shack in Anaheim, Rebecca "Commie Girlfriend" Schoenkopf's name calling was completely uncalled for, especially to someone whose work has rightfully earned a place in new-wave history and advanced modern rock ("Destination Unknown," Sept. 4). Granted, Ms. Bozzio is no longer at her peak (perhaps a bit menopausal), but there's no reason not to offer some comeback support for a very talented artist. She deserves some credit for trying. Surrounding herself with backups who probably weren't even born when Missing Persons started out doesn't help her case. (I'm sure there are valid reasons why the other Persons went missing 10 years ago.) Cut Ms. Bozzio some slack, and be nice, sweetie. I await Chris Isaak's comeback review in 2014 while I listen to Bozzio's remake of "Walking in LA" (a la Marianne Faithful).-Commiequeer
Anaheim

Rebecca Schoenkopf responds: Listen, boyfriend, I like Missing Persons, too. But Bozzio was so unbelievably rude and unprofessional it would have been derelict of me not to call a twat a twat. Speaking of names, sweetie, we've contacted our lawyers, and they say you've got to cease and desist. So sorry!
Love, Commie Girl™
LET'S GET MIKEYMichael Alarcon's review of Koo's Art Cafe was puzzling ("Where to Get Hammered," Sept. 4). Did Mr. Alarcon actually come to Koo's? His descriptions of "beat-style Van Dykes [and] political tattoos" seemed to refer to the volunteers at Koo's-and specific ones at that-rather than its patrons. And as for "everyone here has a cause, and you should, too": well, perhaps what he meant was that the volunteers have Koo's as a cause. Other than that, there are really only a few of us involved in "radical" causes . . . like feeding the hungry.These inaccuracies would be inconsequential but for his final comment: "If you strike out with the opposite sex, word gets around, and you're finished here." For those of us within the group, this is particularly offensive. Only one person is "finished" here, and he didn't "strike out"; he sexually harassed and intimidated female volunteers. Unwilling to get help or even admit to having a real problem, he was asked to leave.While Alarcon's writing style may make for witty repartee, in this instance, it has trivialized a serious problem. He's placed the expelled aggressor into the role of the victim and cast the real victims as angst-ridden radicals (maybe even man-hating FemiNazis!). All of it reads suspiciously, as though his info is from one disgruntled source.If anyone wants to find out what Koo's is actually like, come down some Friday or Saturday, and listen to the punk/ska/emo/etc. show going on. Or come to open-mic night on Wednesdays to see local poets and songwriters. Maybe you'd be interested in our upcoming Soul Night or the monthly live hip-hop night "featuring excellent local rappers." Come check out the amazing graffiti-art pieces in the back yard that change from week to week; you never know what you'll find. But you have to actually find it.-Matt Mammal and Dan Free
Koo's Art Cafe volunteers, radicals and sensitive artsy types
Santa Ana

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