this is the stuff of jason's that really turns my crank.. he did hundreds of these things waaaay back into the 80's. amazing stuff, waaay early. he was starting around the same time as frank and lindsay and lyman hardy, etc. in that mysterious early period of austin scenemaking.
junco run had tom price of umen and later gas huffer/monkeywrench, deranged diction was a transplant montana band that contained at least one member of pearl jam (i think it was ament, but i don't remember).
thanks for writing back. yeah, i've always been told that i'm nasty. it's always surprised me, because i don't seem that way at all to me. i think i grew up a little different from most people...
which brings me to the point of what i want to say. i'm just a person, too. just like you and frank and speed and anybody else here. i have feelings and emotions and resactions and i make lots and lots of mistakes. i learn even more than i could ever educate from other people. i'm constantly changing my views and altering my sense of reality as i learn more and travel through time and space (or whatever). just exactly like you.
to be held to a higher standard because you (or anybody else) think i should be 'different' or 'special' or 'superior' is a pretty shoddy form of predjudice. i mean, just because you've heard of me and like my work means that i'm superman or something? i mean, really. isn't that a little unfair?
i've always had a problem with authority. i've always challenged it, questioned it and criticized it. and the one authority i challenge strongest of all - even stronger than the 'group think' - are my own assumptions. because i know all of my flaws and weaknesses way too well. and i know i can never live up to the standards you are holding for me.
so, i end up here, challenging your assumptions. it's always been my job, and it always will be. it's an expensive job, it's cost me an enormous amount of time and money and friends and respect, but it's still my job.
so, tyler, all i have to say to you is, "lighten up, dude".