Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Decibel’s Lack of Journalistic Standards is Appalling

This is probably an occupational hazard given my day job involves the asking of questions, collecting of facts, disseminating of information and the other folderol that generally falls under the rubric of “professional journalism,” but I feel compelled to call Decibel on a glaring journalistic lapse in their August issue. Now Decibel is easily the best metal magazine on the newsstands by a country mile and a couple furlongs on Sundays for good measure. That’s why I was absolutely floored to see the sort of parasitical asshole they give credence in an otherwise spot on interview with G&P faves Wormrot.
See for yourself:Who in their right fucking mind would for one minute give that shameless, typo-ridden hack’s masturbatory internet dribblings the most fleeting of glances, let along the dignity of being mentioned in such an otherwise laudable publication? Now, far be it from me to advocate any form of censorship, but taste and respectability should dictate some reasonable limits. I will, of course, be composing a letter to one Mr. Mudrian posthaste expressing my absolute disgust at his momentary lapse in judgment.

Honestly, I can only give Cosmo Lee at Invisible Oranges sincere appreciation for the opportunity to spread the holy word of grindcore, in general, and Wormrot, in particular. And thanks to Atanamar for the heads up on the Decibel article. This ranks right up there with being mentioned in the thank you list of a Parlamentarisk Sodomi album as a beyond-my-wildest-dreams triumph for the blog.

15 comments:

deathgrindfreak said...

That's fucking awesome, congrats!!!

Bill Willingham IV, Esquire said...

Yeah, more like Andrew Childishbullshithack, am I right?

Congrats!

I seriously check this shit every day. The pile of albums your articles encouraged me to grab is staggering (just picked up Cyness after reading your piece on them).

Keep it up, duder!

Rob said...

Oh no...the ego...it groweth...
Congratulations!

brutalex said...

Next step: Rolling Stone!

Andrew Childers said...

not rolling stone. unlike gen. mcchrystal, i want to keep my job.

but thank you all of you.

vengeance is mine said...

crazy. grind and punishment is def ground zero of wormrot's internet explosion.

Ryan Page said...

I remember reading that a while back. First they steal your DA comparison, now this? haha. I think I saw survivalist death cult giving you props a while back as well.

Survivalist said...

was the rest of interview as bland, meaningless and "tell us something crazy that happened to you on tour" as they usually are in Decibel?

Andrew Childers said...

vengeance: credit where it's due, 206-grind -- as always -- beat me to the wormrot punch by several weeks and inspired me to get off my ass and write them up.

ryan: is your blog still going? i've been meaning to post a link cuz i really enjoyed it but i seem to have lost it and can't find it again.

survivalist: far be it from me to trash talk someone else's work, but the decibel piece was written as more on a introductory thing, working on the assumption probably 95 percent of their audience has ever heard of them since the mag never game them a proper review.

brutalex said...

Pretty sure I called out this happening many moons ago and here is proof(comments):
http://grindandpunishment.blogspot.com/2010/01/they-write-songs-that-make-whole-world.html

Looks like I won't be canceling my Rolling Stone subscription after all.

Zmaj said...

How lovely is this, huh? You do your thing real well, you know. I hope you keep doing it for several eras to come.

Andrew Childers said...

brutalex (peace be unto his name!), you are a prophet indeed. your blog is aptly titled.

brutalex said...

I tried to tell you but noooo, you just had to be a smug little atheist about the whole thing.

Andrew, I expect you to get me in to those lavish Decibel coke parties when the time comes.

Grind in peace, my children.

brutalex said...

P.S. - What Karlo said, keep the blogs coming until the sun burns out.

Riffs Are Tight! said...

I just read the article while on the pot 5 minutes ago. I thought I'd check out the blog. Nice work. I'll bookmark it.

--Flash