From deep within the pierogi-stuffed bowels of the Ukraine, here is a scrappy emo outfit called Kitefighter. Have you ever seen a kite fight? Not for the faint of heart, let me tell you. Holy hell, the strings, the wind.. It gets ugly. Wait, it’s Kiteflighter? Feck! In doing a bit of research I discovered that the word Ukraine itself actually means something like “borderlands”. Which is why it’s the Ukraine and not just Ukraine. Which begs the question: If “canada” means “village” why the feck are we not calling it The Canada? I know I will be from now on. It’s what M. Night Shyamalon would have wanted. May he rest in peace. If you are still reading this, you must have a very high tolerance for total nonsense, and since that’s the case I would like us to be friends forever saved-by-the-bell-style.
From: Chris of the rad band Cinderbrick in NY
Greetings. I have no idea who you are, or even that this web page existed. I was checking visits on my bandcamp page, and noticed one visit from “the doesn’t suck”, so I clicked the link. I must say, it’s an honorable and non-enviable task you undertake. I think being placed on your scrap heap list is probably the best compliment I’ve received by a total stranger regarding my first attempt at a record and the fact that somebody went through your list and visited my page as a result is the second-best compliment. I will now be checking out your page on the regular, as well as digging through your trash and I’d just like to say thanks in general. Keep on keepin’ on.
Thank you so very much for getting in touch. It’s good to know people are getting hits from the blog. That is exactly what I’m trying to achieve, and I don’t get a whole lot of feedback so, believe me when I say, it’s a huge compliment to receive an email like this. I hope you find some cool bands in your journeys and continue to make rad music yourself! If you’re on twitter you should follow me there too, @SteveDoesnt for regular updates and fun conversations with fellow music nerds.
Keep on fighting the good fight,