Westport Controversy

Wednesday, February 21st


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I. In big fat cream as good morning name's Andrew detainees here. Marks around. Somewhere. That's gone on. No offense unity of the stirring do I do this story or do you wanna do Kansas city's redone problem. I would rather talk about the riot around a share. The raid on stories god create ad doesn't sound man man I'd say I'll just say this about it. Maybe we can come back to right did you know that radon is known as the invisible code first. I mean. I've got so don't mean I don't know I don't think about great ally. According to the city Missouri 40% of homes in the metro just I've parade on. Inning Kansas. They encourage you to get a test when you buy a home. Don't you do that and you when you buy a home. Yeah I mean sometimes. Or is raid on the line where they have to set up like a chain to pump. The time they have late. Radon a naturally occurring right uranium. Or something. So I mean now maybe gas I don't think I have had done I think I have. Inadvertently I had to because something else happened. What the last house the average cost installer radon mitigation system to reduce gasoline thousand dollars will get back to the ringgit when Hitler and I desire rather hire or Ireland got as I don't know lot about either of the bands yeah. That we we may pitchfork. In city. Kansas City not only did the right room mate pitch for me and it's evoking. And it may be. You guys can help me. With debate happens and has I don't know either of the tea sleazy effect and find them because. What happened down. So there's a dead in town. And may and everything can't city stars how about you that gallons you. As this is now becoming news story and it kicked out it's became a news story because of mount. The acts. At the right Arum and hints choosing not to perform because of another Artest new meaning. And it's an I would like more the facts I don't know either of the artists. Why am I gonna sit here. Pretend like I'm a total hip popped it right. I am I gonna simulate rare I know everything about everything right because I don't obviously bring but I do remember dark star. I don't amonte Stefan. In excellent quality. So it's a live quality Ollie yeah. He's the one that was supposed to perk perform a Breyer yes or does according to the Kansas City stop days ago I read the article are. And then I'll actually you know what. Are re out I'll read another article because they showed use of the once a year like how is that possible that back I is so racist that runs all these clubs here or that. Targets in August out. Alleged Barbie is a venue is embroiled in what is turn into a national controversy with a hip hops are looking for a Scandinavian be above four booking a Scandinavian band. Being accused of Nazi sympathizers. Rapper to live quality on Tuesday told management of the right room that he would not perform on Wednesday February 21 after waiting a bizarre is that there today. Had booked the band to talk take. TE AA KE. Talking exact. That do they view us as the top. You're not. Hot she doesn't pocket and it would be a great. Paragraph CA. AA. Kitty they are black metal band from Norway police say they were they work. Black only by lack mad I'll black metal don't like black metal I could use a black male I'm glad there are black black gap. Now and everything he had and metal bit. Yeah now the Michael why is a black metal band we're exhausted. Then I stick it didn't make any sense is they get these and this. As alert. It's works track from Norway has come under recent fire for alleged ties to white supremacist. Leave hawk Koch he doesn't hockey shelf. At the right room is scheduled for march 31. Quality or is she released a statement on Tuesday that said I find it appalling that the right room refuses to apologize for booking is beyond. I wouldn't feel safe bringing might team Finley in fans into a venue that is sympathetic to white nationalism. So I've canceled the show in his statement quality city is not satisfied with how the reverend responded to his objection quote. The response I received was that the venue did not want to choose sides between a band that sympathizes with the racism and bigotry and mean. I think it's time to choose aside I find it appalling that the right refuses to apologize for bug in the span and quell. The starry shouts of writer for a response but they did not crisp. On you might wanna get ahead this one guys. 'cause he's been doing this for three days. Yeah because Twitter is relentless he is not and eight you know what he's he's an artist he's allowed to do that absolute wire rooms business there do I I'd I don't know. Why you would never have anybody who had a swastika painted on their chest now the band says that it was like for shock value it was a mistake. You're paid a swastika on your chest I wonder what other kind of mistakes are willing to make. Why is a band playing they're playing at the same time of march by he's saying he's been disease she shouldn't they Jimmy Buckingham anyway Bradley you Jimy make money off of us. Races in his band anyway yes that tape hot he doesn't talkies like supremacist reputation is back to 2007 show in Germany. When singer Paris. Appeared on slayer thing I asked 'cause the last how HO ESE call as Celeste. I don't know how to play near lives he burdensome appeared on a stage with a swastika painted on his chest. The band's manager Byung are every has dismissed the incident as one moment a bad judgment. Young guard. However whole last inflame the situation in his response in which he said the band's concept was built on provocation and evil quote and quote but then told the owner of the club once the incident occurred to. Quote suck a Muslim. And quote. The band is also taken heat for its lyrics with some critics have called xenophobic. Thought she doesn't hockey's however said the sole intent is to criticize all religions. But which religion you have mostly due. Muslim. Cycle Muslim and I really talk about both suck a Muslim. 'cause like a Muslim lawyer talk a Muslim it probably sounds funny coming from a leg of British elegant Norwegian dude read. There's an array are they are either right room cancellations prompted an exchange between Crowley and a fellow Twitter user and do. He was on one guy. Yeah to go to his feet you how to follow on Twitter because the liberal says I think elimination areas right it is at political equality. A TA LI BK WEL. High. There is one dude did you small like take his Al. And he just keeps weeding out of trying to convince. He sees like I'm not a racist and Canada and like every time he reads leads them tell. It's until it reach leads them and then the followers is that timer to leave easily Ali toll mentally quality yet. Yet tongue tied here. So anyway. Right room cancellation propped in exchange. Between equality and a fellow Twitter user who treated I completely understand the difference by how does a neutral venue draw the line on freedom. Please understand that nobody involved in your shows supports Nazis venue included to his quality responded if you allow a Nazi BM to grease you're stage you support Nazis. Humans were for the Ryder room. You I'm. Paul boy. One as I do have just I don't know anything about either that they see and I don't mean here's what I know. Here I'll look it it is was it just a one time occurrence with the swastika. Yeah and dividend that he told I don't sound a little right now but does he tell everybody to go suck a Muslim they have apparently. Number but I finally got their eyes are monologue. That's a terrible thing to say. As an insult so here's the thing right prior rim as they're very to book really wanna bug that's cool and nobody whenever but. Somebody took exception to it they tackle large exception to. They're taking a stand as an artist which they're absolutely allowed to do. And I think what people do what did it move people are getting lost is he allowed to say everything he wants. He saw the play where he wants he doesn't have to conform to anybody's norms now and if he feels OK they are being this way towards. Reality and or life then I help me understand black metal. OK because. Below. Normal gasoline is it also geared. I'm not just music but is it also like a sentiment behind that. I don't I don't I I don't think so I mean is does that tax guide says that band is full of yes. A ridiculous amount of black metal bands directly support white supremacy. Yes. Nazism. And even their band logo has overt Nazi symbolism can I see their grandmother because I really IB MI analyst in the black metal and hand. As men sign and hand them black men. Only Google it's I mean it's it's a soft server it's not really black man. Alec is now and we will now error yeah. And I did it. Those things black Manuel. We it's in the system we play a song called black Matta yeah it's whenever we. It's not Kevin Miller as another one black metallic. It's not a one time is too many times obtains prosecute later that while I agree and I'm never. I never thought when I'm I'm being I never well though when I'm my being that we have black metallic. Right now but it. There's something called black metal is holding on to Blackmon Obama morning and that's the line. I'm glad I can sound now quiet Matta. It's the opposite of what it's the operas and you're black him out of. All. Hip hop and break. Hot anger perfect. One time is through it and I agree with that I mean once you put its glossy I don't care if you're trying plague if you say you're trying to be offensive you still thought it was cool to put its laws to suggest what they answering the support from and that's okay the the V and not on how to pronounce that. This is he doesn't talkies. A lock cock poppy. Sock. And Sam CAA. KE is there an Dumont anywhere now there is no month I'm Barack Disneyland to report there is no I fusion candidate whom I didn't swastika known life you know on his chest. I know let me see the vans loaded as a leases are overtly. Races and my parents lost count me as your right how are you gonna like does that mean you're trying to like Donnie I'm glad I wanted to see. I'm sure as I can I'm curious and liked and well. Anyway I. Salim quality and other artists dispose forum performs tonight at the right room is canceled. Because the prior room. Has dug this black metal hanging on the 31 evening of march. Yeah and march and he refuses to perform somewhere thing. Where. White supremacy. Is that as a welcome I'd buy his quote was actually. I got his quote was very good where he said. Touched he's is to do do do do do do do word. If you allow Nazi band degrees your stage support Nazi's or I mean. So this story I'm Ryan around has now become. A flashpoint. And big story nationwide and sound I pitch for get a story out at bat against insurgents product. That it's national story right now man. So. I don't understand like he I guess I feel like you made his position very clear. I feel like other business decided they didn't wanna take both sides and I think sometimes. Are they wanted to both sides and people respond to bath spray. And day reiterate I feel like to do so it is like never read the book whatever but there's just not gonna get right. While he could be starting something. I mean I I ninety forcing not just awry aaron's hand but. A lot of venues it's I'm not going anywhere I mean like for me I don't understand why. Any venue at this day and age. Would even consider somebody who has. A slot to go one point hated on their chest because we kind of are and that part and then let's take this a step further. 'cause we live here in Kansas City and we know all about the racial tension that occurs down in Westport and around the city. That is really hard to fighting hip hop room. Because the people who own those buildings. A lot of them. Don't want them to play hip hop because they view it is violent and causes trouble. M I can read another quote here. Saying on black metal bands are racists is they sang all rappers are thought this mean there are a 100% well I didn't see us through the attacks on the same Italian night instead I don't believe I said that no I was reading some tools as tax I was asking about. Black metal. Music in general in general but is it as a John around rolling in yes I was and I'm asking because. I don't listen I don't have any mad all but I don't know about I don't daddy there. I've been going on yeah you know poems that again. I believe these people are being sarcastic bailout still funny. I think it takes for your marvelous showings in response efforts to be clear about that yeah it three times. The Padres now thorough periods. Yeah I think in Philly is forcing venues he happens says I'm just gonna be an happens either right Irv at this point are here in Kansas City. Allow me to read your a quotes and from. Let's see. Good. Bill Nye grows in the Kansas City starting back in October got poems are higher room I do not now but I. You know. Bill I grows very. Powerful person in Kansas City. And here's what he says on hip hop music to be Kansas City Star. This isn't like he said she says this is ours says look this is an October OK but he isn't on the back I don't know who owns a building Iraq. I'm just gonna read this Tia I mean I'm just referring to the fact of Howell racing Kansas City in the nightlife and the music actually is really wow Leon now it's kind of taking I feel like a little bit and there is a lot of resentment. Towards what's viewed as a whites only social scene in Kansas City and that's what the tiring this article is. Is can't stand against these aren't yet in MacKenzie start as the Casey social scene for whites only young blacks say they're not they're tolerated not welcome so then I read this quote I drew McKnight broke bread and he sells this is in the article there's a series island is my caveat is is that this is a different article I'll candidates there was about you know. Race in last four which is why this is such a hot flash issue I feel in Westport. It's about say the nitro is as sought proponent of Westport privatization. Because a stay alive district cannot prohibit guns and tiger says he uses other methods like DJ and music restrictions quote. I don't believe in playing hip hop and rap music and drawing a specific crowd I'm not looking for that. I've owned a few nightclubs and I've had a I've had your problems out of that crowd if that makes me racist fine if somebody is offended by that fine. People get afraid to talk about race but you have to talk about it when you're in the night like business security team they go hand in hand if you don't talk about those two things. It'll put you out of business and clock. Commentary aside on that point because. I don't wanna get into that that's the attitude that exists. Right there I mean. I don't think for every one I've personally had somebody tell me to stop playing hip pop along because it was getting. Too dark in here quote and quote where. I've had that happen I I've not been allowed to play hip hop certain places I've been told to tone down my hip hop certain plays so. I can see it's a possibly your iPod deejay get in this town I can definitely see why. This is flashing over break. You have a district that. While this Georgia US store ankle a pioneer says ever gonna marriage meaning. Doesn't cater to damn thing at all talking really. And I would say. Now and you can Greg if I'm Ron I think the rock era and is probably one of the only place says. That I'm aware of that does any have the right and I that's the other thing like I know that right now I've met Dallas. I don't know Dallas. Dallas was willing to booked me for hip hop show I have by DJ show it never ended up working out. But so yeah but I'm Tom I like a top artists I wonder why other venue in Kansas City. That. You know way. I don't know of too many bright if any that book any African American art as other than their higher room and it's it's being angry I need and I'm talking hip hop. Perhaps. On a consistent basis that are being so bouncy hair. As are angry because I'm trying to tell you like I've seen so many different types of vans at that menu. That more than any other venue. And I don't know of another menuing gives like a feeling there I don't know I don't know about als I mean if they're getting a bad rap because they do actually have. Hip hop acts in that built it. And that's where I'm getting like again if you're a business owner and your run in that business. You've got a book shows right. You have to deal fullback or attack did you know media and out ran out now response. Initially. Wasn't enough to satisfy. But no I'm tagging gives him not charging Humana Lawrence no new account now aren't talking that I have been. You shows there and nights there where it is you know. It just it it's different that's why it's very diverse it is the most diverse venue in Westport. Hands down. Out gimme crossroads. Hands out and any place. Where else does anyone bulging. Any sort of hip hop. I don't know let me. It's the guys the program and that's I think they're definitely getting a bad around now I've also been there. And a friend of mine and I we were there to see they do from Camper Van Beethoven. This is years ago and Bobby foreign opening band with some stupid metal band and I swear they are seen meet how luck. So early we are is. It's a joke to this damn meet hammer yeah I Colin meet hammer as I was busy playing erotic photo that would waiting for the deal from Camper Van Beethoven. Hilarious take the skinheads bowling but anyway. Yeah I I do feel like. That venue more than any other. Indiana area. Is diverse. And I do feel like I wanna towel. To leave that yeah I really do Donovan drug trophy I don't want to venture on that Ritter audio and other public. I'm Xena and and I think you made a great play I think this has been an incredibly balanced discussion you lead in. You figure and you. It seems up I don't know it's hard when he's just coming through one tie it coming through as a moment. And that's why I think it's a miscommunication that really got out of hand and the people tweeting. Pat to leave telling him that XYZ there are not helping the cause it is fuel to the fire. Whom. These guys book to show. They quit texting me and said yeah. Various places did right. Okay we're talking about I'm talking consistently. Throughout its history. IE through the hurricane through their riot her own personal experience or my personal experience an entirely that's the sort of on the way Bremer after that I Som actually go right. And got back at which is hell area how white rap my rap however. Edit it I just like I can go I. I'd go on and any random nightly maybe. Like I don't know what's going Imus I mean there's not show that wanna go to bat Friday to Saturday night I don't know when I'm gonna get their Ira. A man I think and other Arab by the way outside of Westport Leggett played on the court if the deal minivans last part is it the DMZ for me that's about foreign is all went well banter but. I think Cuba. I'm I don't know I. I do what I don't want to see happen when I really don't wanna see happen is for that place. To become a polarizing place. And yet they married they were just trying to put on shows right maybe the response that artist wasn't what the artist wanted. But I don't wanna speed as far as other venues in the house is up there are no raises eyebrows they are you know listening announced. It really. On any given night they don't. Like I bats RI your outlook late Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday night in up India whatever they out as a hodgepodge of everything. And it's Ali got spending that I feel I am defending their iron because I've been there and and is married ever. They're very nice and it is very diverse in it's like let's not let this become a polarizing thing and end. It got out hit out real and it escalated quickly. But you don't wanna see it become a place a device of this and what what's. Talib Ali was saying was very very. True that mean you know he's making a distinction about a line in the sample we we don't know necessarily. That the writer room. Knew before this all blew up. We don't know how I'm we just know the fallout. I think what I like his armies they want you sir have popped out that's great. And I'm not saying you should it you can't it's like you literally I LA in Cuba I get a Bartlett usually hit it I think really gentle but I also think that. Every play should be the works. Yeah divert or every line did what did Deborah the buyer that rob you guys with like we have at the problem comes when you hate hate speech and I mean as a business I wouldn't. Isn't easy season I'm not complacent and I believed to be derived from day I mean I that's my personal opinion yeah I'm not do that. I mean I would much rather lose the defined the business I in this is me speaking. I'd much rather lose the hot seat doesn't talkies side of things I'd rather lose acrobat. How big is that crowd but they're gone now on I think there is did offer again they're trying to keep their doors open rank right. Right it's not that if these guys are truly not I don't know enough about the band I know what I've seen online I know I would never trust a person to stop putting a swastika on their body was a good idea. But we did I do agree with that tear him canceling shows is nothing to help his cause why not show up and speak your mind. And put on a bad Nash because what he said was you know he's doesn't have come from any wants to draw the line. If you're just tuning and easily clients away to say I'm happy to get the blame black man all My Morning Jacket. Hold on a black metal. Just because your Amazon. Now I would completely blocked sizzle areas some of the sock. Anyway I don't and the answer. I knew I made that silly inquiry cams Alicia now because. As one of the most of hers places open. I can stand down and how area especially with the response that was given to him from the Internet. I can see how he got his view clouded additional. 'cause I've read almost went two days and weeks right ASEAN India and ID you know. You know I'll never be the dryer and should you know canceled the 31 show him put on in the pop diversity show be awesome. Allman your book Brian be shining DJQ. Well myself and how to be about celebrating. Our togetherness. Our diversity. Every win for everybody. Except for a lot of Latin analyst Todd. Anyway and here's My Morning Jacket. Don't put swastika on your body now now I'm like sick of it even if you're I'd there's no reason Don likes him it's not a provocation thing you just don't Idec. It's not provoking it's not stop preventing there's nothing provoking about it I think a writer and got caught in the crossfire. I'm a passionate person and a guy who likes to put swastika and yet they did. And it's a national sort of it is a national and is the government canceled Darren law really gonna do what you gonna do Cairo take advantage take advantage do the right thing. Either right thing to can't colts by ice and me as quote my glee but I meant to do the right thing.