Specifically, when You Am I came through town back in March, I declared it "You Am I" day here on the blog, and I sent messages around to various musicians in town to get their comments on the band. You can trace those posts by looking at the ones that carry the You Am I label.
Well, now You Am I is back in town, this time opening up for Silverchair at the Showbox. And what has the Stranger done? They've posted a piece with quotes from musicians regarding their feelings about the band. Of course, they're a much bigger publication than my humble little blog. So, their names are bigger. But, you've got to admit that's quite fishy that they would take the same approach with the same band.
No respect. No
Blogger update at 12:35pm: Both Jonathan Zwickel and Dan Savage have written to me about this situation. I am thankful that they are both taking it seriously and checking with Barbara who wrote the story to see if it was really just coincidence or something else. I'm not super-pissed or anything. But, I do appreciate them not simply dismissing it.
Blogger update at 9:42pm: I've spoken with Barbara, the writer of the Stranger piece. She says, in fact, she had not seen my posts and that apparently "great minds think alike." Of course, I've said all along that such coincidence was possible (both here and in my conversations with the Stranger folks). So, onward we go.