Sunday, November 6, 2011
Screeching Weasel - Carnival of Schadenfreude
Who would've guessed?
Ben Weasel punches a heckler. Said heckler happens to be female. The Internet provides lots of negative feedback. He releases an apology statement. The Internet continues to shit on him. His band bails on him. He then releases his strongest collection of songs in 18 years.
What a story.
(In case you're wondering what it sounds like, it's essentially Screeching Weasel circa 1996-onward, although it's lyrically directed at Danny Vapid and anyone else who abandoned their friendship with him after he apologized publicly for the SXSW incident.)
and if you don't get why that video is there, I really only chose it for the line "is it in fact, unfair, to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins?"