I was over it until this poster and the details behind it surfaced. I mean... I could see if I was some noob on "the scene" that one would disregard my involvement in a "coveted poster" series... but that's not the case. I'm not a noob. The stuff I had cooking was every bit as good as anything I've seen in this series. So the translation I hear in my head now is "No Steve, you're not one of us. Step aside. We need to let Tuffy shit something out in a day. Those rules we've all discussed 'til we're blue in the face, the ones about permissions that you've been playing by like us pros? Well, those rules don't apply here. We're making a new set of rules that serve us better. This is OFFICIAL and you're not welcome in this new playground we're building."
How hard would it have been to say... "Sorry dude, here's a later date that we need something for..." I mean... if Tuffy only had a day.? Gimme a fucking break.
Let me preface this by saying that this has nothing to do with Tuffy personally... but one "One day to do the poster" makes my blood boil.
I had legitimately gotten permission to do a Sonic Youth poster BEFORE the tour series was arranged. FROM BAND MANAGEMENT. and had spent more than "a day" thinking, designing etc... only to have it later yanked back from everyone that had given me permission (yes even band management)to MAKE WAY FOR THE PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED OFFICIAL TOUR SERIES.
So to now find out that a date was handed over to someone with only a day to come up with something burns even more and further solidifies the notion that 99% of what is said on this site about ethics, best practice, whatever is just complete self serving, incestuous bullshit. This "community" that supposedly is so tight knit and looking out for each other... bullshit.
Again, this has nothing to do with Tuffy, the person.