By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
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Ms. C, Laguna Woods, via ocweekly.com
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IT WAS A STONE GROOVE
Were you watching the same Weenie Roast I was [Lilledeshan Bose’s “Weeding Out the Weenie Roast,” June 4]? Stone Temple Pilots rocked it; they should have closed it out. They were the best act, and Sublime sucked ass; everyone was leaving halfway through their performance. Courtney Love rocked it, too. She’s crazy but talented.
Jessica, via ocweekly.com
You’d watch a Sublime cover band and Hole, but you’re going to skip STP, one of the best rock shows around? All I can say is WOW!
Dead, via ocweekly.com
Hi, Lille. I’m not saying you have bad taste in music, but I don’t think you appreciate or respect some forms of influential music, even if it didn’t influence you in particular. For example, you are all for Sublime With Rome and praise Bradley Nowell to the highest, with which I agree . . . yet you slam STP for simply being old? Okay, let’s check our datebook and note that Sublime and STP were BOTH heavy hitters and chart-toppers throughout the early ’90s on to the late. The band “repeatedly trying to overcome Weiland’s drug addictions” did have an effect on the band, but not on the quality of their music until the early 2000s ( and their break-up). You say you wish the band had stayed as they were in ’92? What about in ’94, when they gave us “Big Empty,” “Interstate Love Song” and, more important, the electrical “Vasoline”? In ’96, “Lady Picture Show,” “Big Bang Baby” and “Trippin’ On a Hole”? And even No. 4 in ’99, with the powerful “Down,” melodic “Sour Girl” and a Morrison-reminiscent “Atlanta”? I just don’t see the logic.
Ricky T, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com
“As long as [The Dirty Heads] don’t go the way of the Kottonmouth Kings, that’s just fine by us.” LOL! Horrible.
LOL, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
Editor’s note: Please read Lille’s sheepish admission that she was wrong about STP (among other Weenie Roast bands) in this week’s Music section.
HELP! HELP! I’M BEING REPRESSED!
So Arizona and Texas are deciding what can/cannot be taught in schools, eh [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! May 28]? As the Jewish proverb states, “Choose your enemies wisely, for you will become like those whom you despise.” The former Soviet Union used to censor and repress information via education as well, and of course, we (hopefully) all remember how much we “loved” those “godless commie pinkos,” don’t we?
Marc Morin, Laguna Hills, via ocweekly.com
Marc, actually there’s nothing new about states mandating school curricula; that’s what they do. The problem is that for most of our history, the state curriculum boards have been dominated by people with an agenda to sell Anglo culture (my background/heritage) and who have often played fast and loose with the facts. I remember being told in fourth grade (California public schools, circa 1957) what a wonderful thing the Monroe Doctrine was and how we were going to protect the Americas from those evil European imperialists, when, of course, President James Monroe saw the Western Hemisphere as a fruit tree ripe to be picked by the U.S., and whose main purpose appeared to me to be pissing on the hydrant to mark our territory. The Monroe Doctrine was a direct antecedent to the doctrine of Manifest Destiny—hence James K. Polk’s war of territorial acquisition against losEstados Unidos Mexicanos.
Bill T, via ocweekly.com
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