Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Black Crowes reject new ticket request
In April, the Black Crowes' management company, Pete Angelus Entertainment, turned down my request to review the Robinson Brothers' concerts in New York. The Robinson Brothers are Chris and Rich, the Black Crowes' founders. When my request was rejected I posted an article on April 13. That post was picked up by mediabistro.com on April 14. I followed up with another post that was again picked up by mediabistro.com on April 17. After I received a phone call from the Black Crowes' publicist, Mitch Schneider of MSO, I posted that conversation on April 20.
On June 30, I sent Schneider the following email:
I'd like to attend the Black Crowes show at Jones Beach on 7/19. I will be covering for hightimes.com and my Blooming Ideas blog. Please let me know if you will be making press tickets available asap.
Today, I received the following email from Schneider:
I forwarded your request to the Black Crowes' management.
Pete Angelus has asked me to convey this to you.
He says he is "rejecting this request now, as well as all future
requests, based on his numerous misrepresentations in his blog."
I followed up asking, "What misrepresentations?"
Clearly, Angelus did not like me going public with the Black Crowes' unpopular policy of not providing comp tickets to the press. I have yet to hear back from Schneider or Angelus.
PHOTO OF CHRIS ROBINSON BY BOUCHE
So, I guess if I dont see my 'comment' then i'll have essentially proven correct as there is nothing offensive in its content, only perhaps a red face Mr Bloom. I'll sign this myself as I do not wish, or think I should have to submit a name/user ID or certainly any passwords for anything that is meant to be an OPEN, FREE forum.
yrs not anonymously