sure that's crap. that's THE POINT, EINSTEIN! the makers were always deeply into the gimmick.
i once saw them perform (at coca at the kustom kulture exhibit). the stage sat in the middle of the room, and micheal was trying to show all these uppity artsnobs a thing or two and was desperately trying to smash the plywood stage with his diving and dancing. he wanted to wreck it. but unknown to him, it was actually the old u-men stage and it was reinforced with steel. no matter what michael did, he couldn't break it. it looked really stupid. eventually this this art patron girl who worked there came up to him and quietly (afraid?) asked to please stop, 'cos they don't want their stage all broken. micheal looked right into her eyes and melted a little and said in a soft voice, "but we have to, it's part of our act."
get it, yet?
the makers play tough and are tough, but it's only because they're hurt inside by this crap like all of us. when you treat them like real people, you get a real rsponse. you play them, or suck up to them, they eat you. they hate the rock bullshit to the point that they love it. flip flop.
but now they've finally gone over the line and bought their own bullshit. it's all so confusing, now, and it used to be so simple...
AHA!! the truth comes out. if they picked on your friend for stupid reasons, it's because they thought it was all stupid. if your friend got hurt, he didn't get it. i know the makers. they get beat on more than anybody you've ever known, and they understand these things. for chrissakes, they grew up looking like that in SPOKANE! you ever been to spokane? it's a miracle they lived through it.
tell yer friend to stand up for himself. we have to.
i think they made some incredibly stupid egotisical moves with their "music" and 'career", but when it comes to calling them sissy names and expecting them to fall apart, i've witness otherwise. these guys have had to fight tooth and nail every step of their lives and i just wanted to point out to you that they hold grudges and no problem with a little of the ol' A & B on anybodies ass. just thought i'd tell you. be nice to them, they be nice back. an eye for an eye works well with them. they're actually good folks. they have burned some bridges lately in the name of 'artistic progress', which i think was a truly gigantic mistake, but they have the dignity to accept that. call them names, they'll kill your ass. simple, but effective.
two guys in the band are golden gloves and michael has had a bench warrant out for his arrest before. they are NOT WEENIES. i've sent hem pull off ultraviolence that's truly hilarious - and get away with it. they once had to be escorted out of a hall by the lapd because they had picked a fight with a gangbanger who came back with his crew to take them apart. they were eager to fight but the lapd thought otherwise.
frank, yer big, but the makers could eat you. sorry. queer? who knows, who cares? whatsitoyamotherfucker!