MUSIC TO OUR EARS The following letter originally ran Nov. 15.
I just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying your music coverage in the OC Weekly. It's great to see Hobey Echlin's byline, too. I used to read his stuff in the [Detroit] Metro Times. I especially enjoyed Echlin's recent piece on the Gore Gore Girls ["These Boots Are Made for Kickin' Ass," Oct. 19]. Well, I just thought you'd like to know that a fellow former Detroiter is digging the music section of the Weekly. Keep up the excellent work!Beth Fhaner
Features Editor Westways Magazine
TOUCHING The following letter, which originally ran Dec. 14, is in regards to R. Scott Moxley's continuing coverage of the Jeffrey Nielsen pedophilia case, notably the story "Oh, Boy!" in the Dec. 7 issue.
From the article: "Jeffrey Ray Nielsen—the well-connected Orange County conservative activist who claimed the so-called liberal media, specifically the Weekly, was out to get him by publishing a series of exposés on his pedophile activities—finally admitted on Dec. 5 that he used two boys for sex since the early 1990s."
He's right: The liberal media WAS out to get him, and damn well they should have been. He's a pedophile, the most despicable example of all criminality. What did the conservative media do? Praise him for pretending to save some puppies? My fucking hero.Knew Jeff in High School
ZAC ATTACK The following letter, which originally ran Dec. 21, is in response to Ben Westhoff's fictitious (one reader simply called it "bulllllshit") Dec. 14 article, "The Efron Scandal," about rapper Lil Wayne collaborating with teen heartthrob Zac Efron and kissing him on the mouth.
All right. I seen this on another website because no one has ever heard of this one. Anyways. You need to quit trippin' on Wayne. The collabo may be true, but ain't no way Efron's up in there, sayin' nigga and chillin with Wayne.David