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Those of you who live in SoCal probably read the biased, uneducated Modified review in OC Weekly (CDReviews, Oct. 15, 1999). That small-minded opinion was written by a supposed "music editor" by the name of Rich Kane (which surprised me because I thought a music editor would have to be open and not a flaming imbecile). If you missed the review, he basically made ignorant comments about songs like "Let Me In," saying that it sounded like Gloria Estefan and that no one would appreciate it until in their 40s. He underestimates women in his sexist remark about "Mistaken" being so little-girl-sounding that it's perkier than his nipples in Minneapolis in January. He comments on ska riffs that Save Ferris so nicely "messes up." He makes comments about some of the albums subject matter: "Monique's junkie loser boyfriend." Basically he bastardized the entire review, not even once making a real comment about the music. Now don't let the fact that this so called "editor" can't even write a grammatically correct sentence influence you in anyway . . . or the fact that his review was nothing but low-ball ass chatter influence you either . . . BUT . . . if you feel the need to express your opinion to Mr. Kane in a wordy and even COLORFUL manner . . . I applaud you. Infact . . . write him more than once. Feel free to comment on his belligerent stupidity . . . close minded attitude . . . and outward meanness. Thanks.

Hoku Beale president, Save Ferris Fan Club


You are an idiot, and you call yourself a music editor. You are supposedly to give comments about the music and not insult the band. Have you heard of constructive criticism? Well of course not you are a big idiot I don't blame you. Modified may have not been the BEST album I've heard but it wasn't as bad as you put it. I think the OC Weekly should fine themselves a unbias music editor cause you aren't worth shit. Bye Fucker! via e-mail


You're stupid!!! Save Ferris is a great band. How could you critisize them, you probably listen to lame music. "Let Me In" is a great song. Were you trying to make yourself seem funny by writing dumb things about them? via e-mail


I see that you have written a very belligerent article on the band Save Ferris. You call yourself a "Music Editor." I think people under that title are a little bit more open minded about certain things and bands. And just because you work for OC Weekly and may live in OC does not mean you know anything about Ska music. You probably have never even heard this band perform. . . . They are really smart and educated young people. . . . So please next time you decide to write articles of bands that play music you know nothing about. . . . Why don't you take the time to listen and read about them before you open your mouth and mind and let out really dumb remarks. . . . Why don't you use the education you have and write things that make sense. via e-mail


I don't know if you got the first letter I sent and I apologize for sending it again if you did. I wanted to let you know that I was offended by your review of Save Ferris' new album Modified. Your article was just you bashing the band, and it wasn't about the music at all. Don't get me wrong, you have every right to exercise your opinion, but I think the people who read OC Weeklydon't just want to hear a bunch of negative remarks in your reviews. I understand that this is just your view of the record, and I respect that, not everybody is into the same things. I think you should have more than one person commenting on the albums you review, that way the reader gets more than one opinion, and can better appreciate your article. Thank you for your time. Sincerely,

Veronica P. via e-mail


You frikkin suck! Your article could not have been so wrong! I'm not here to bust your chops about your opinion of Save Ferris, but rather how you presented it. Everybody is entitled to their own opinions about things, but as a fan and a human being, I think your article was just wrong. It was narrow-minded and demeaning to the band! If you're going to write an article about how you don't like a band or a CD, then just give your opinion without ripping on the band itself! Even if you don't like the band, you don't just go and disrespect them like that! After all, what have you done with your life? You've become a close-minded, asshole, loser reporter for a small time paper. Wow . . . big accomplishment! I'm sure you'll be spending the rest of your sad life there. Judging by the way you wrote that article, I'm sure their not at all particular about who they hire there. I, or even my 17-year-old brother, can write a much better article than this trash, and we have! Sure you get the rep of being "mister dangerous on-the-edge controversial reporter," but you come off being the biggest asshole, jerk off person I've ever encountered. In the future keep your damn articles tasteful and respectful. . . . Its not that hard, at least for us "amature" reporters!

Kevin Chomintra via e-mail
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