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The Cammy’s cancelled which doesn’t surprise me at all, good riddance, though!!!


“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Due to a lack of support from our music community, it is with a heavy heart that we announce this years 2014 Capital Area Music Awards, scheduled for January 25, 2015, has been cancelled. We truly appreciate the support of so many people in the development stage. It is our sincere hope that someday we may join together for a night of musical community and unite as one! If you have purchased advanced tickets, refunds are available where tickets were purchased. Thanks you.” – Greg Gamache

If you wanna know why these guys behind “The Cammy’s” have been silent, here ya go. It doesn’t surprise me that the show will get cancelled due to “lack of support”. Why for the “lack of support”? It’s because no one cares about award shows. That’s not what we play music for to begin with. Everybody knows that last year’s award show was such a disaster and we didn’t want to go through it again this year. Plus, most importantly everybody knows that Dan of Tier One Talent is an egotistical piece of shit who wasn’t to be trusted at all. Everybody knows that you guys behind this garbage setup an award show so you can win yourselves awards ’cause you were that desperate for attention.

I’m sure these idiots didn’t get too many bands/musicians sending in their submissions hoping for a nomination… that could be part of the reason for the cancellation and also, lack of ticket sales is another reason. As you can see in Greg’s post about the cancellation, people are replying blaming the area which is inappropriate and unprofessional. You have no one else to blame but yourselves.

Hopefully, this award show goes away and stays away forever. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Celebrate! Shows over for them!!!!

Thank you for ignoring this show, Capital District! That’s why you guys, rock!!! \m/


More truth of the Cammy Awards…

You wouldn’t believe how much it costs to put together an event like the Cammy Awards (http://www.thecammys.net/) at a venue called, The Linda in Albany. I just contacted the Linda in Albany via e-mail out of curiosity of their rental pricing of the venue. The fact is that anybody can have a show or an event at The Linda as long as you can pay their hourly rates. The owners doesn’t really go by the number of people attending the gig or how good/bad the show is. Anybody can rent The Linda as long you have that kind of money. Wanna know how much it costs hourly to rent the place?

I got a response from the venue back and they said it costs somewhere between $500 – $1000. As I predicted before… it’s not cheap. So to do the math, since the show starts at 5:00 p.m., it’ll probably go on ’til like late in the evening like 9 or 10 or later. So in all, the show is gonna cost them like several thousand dollars or more.

I really don’t think this Tier One Talent guy is paying for this all by himself. He’s definitely having some help with the budgeting of this show. I’m sure the show costs a lot more than the hourly rates. I’m sure they’ll have to pay to decorate the place, pay the bands and all that stuff.

The reason they want to have this event at The Linda is ’cause The Linda is like a theatre, I think. They clearly want this show to be like a mini-version of The Grammy’s like you see on TV.

In my opinion, they are wasting tons of money on a show that no one cares about.

According to the website, they say the nominations are supposed to be revealed on Dec. 15th which is next Monday. If your band or venue gets nominated… congratulations but don’t get so excited about it… I warn ya. Instead of the talented bands that matter around here winning the awards, they won’t win awards but instead Tier One’s Talent and his gang of friends will be winning awards. It’s gonna be the same bullshit like last year. They’re just a bunch of egomaniacs and attention whores trying to get recognized for what they do. They’re just a bunch of losers putting together their own award show so they can win themselves awards and show the Capital District how special and cool they are. I repeat, egomaniacs and people with delusions of grandeur. They are a bunch of people who are legends in their own minds.

When last year’s award show happened, I can’t tell you how many times I warned certain bands & musicians who were nominated and warned them not to trust this show but sure enough, they didn’t listen to me. They didn’t win the awards and they ended up getting disappointed. Same bullshit will happen this year.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Tier One Talent guy shitty Alice In Chains tribute band, Sludge Factory is gonna get a few nominations, that’s probably why this guy stepped down from being in charge of promoting this show on the facebook page.

Don’t be naive, Capital District. Don’t support these people behind this bullshit event. I can’t wait to see the nominations next week. It’s gonna be a good laugh!!!


Once again, nobody cares about local award shows, the whole idea is silly…

We understand what you’re trying to do, dude but nobody cares about awards.That’s why nobody supports this garbage. On top of that bands and music artists around here doesn’t have the time for it ’cause most of them are too busy making music and playing their gigs.  We’re not worried about awards. Everybody also knows that this show is all for your conflict of interest, we’re not stupid, dude.

The only people that DO care about this garbage event are your little gang of friends and those few who live under the delusion of supporting the “scene” positively.

You guys live under the delusion of this show “selling out” when I predict you probably will get like 10 people showing up or less.

How come you guys never showed photos of the awards? What do the trophies look like? I challenge you to post a photo of the award.


How to put on a successful award show that the Capital District will be more supportive to…

In this post, I’m gonna give some advice to the organizers of “The Cammy Awards” (http://www.thecammys.net/) which I know they will never take but if they want this show to be taken seriously, they should listen up.

Here is a little step-by-step:

  1. Spend lesser time patting each other on the backs: If you want this show to be taken seriously spend less time jerking each other off and kissing each other’s asses. This turns a lot of people off. You know that old sayin’, “Leave your ego at the door”? You should treat the talent in this area with more respect instead of this show being all about yourselves.
  2. Make the nominations more fair: Instead of nominating all your friends and your sponsors, you should nominate bands & musicians that truly deserve it. Nominate people that this area likes, instead of nominating the people that you guys like.
  3. Be able to handle constructive criticism: When you guys want to put together an award show for the Capital District… one thing to keep in mind that this is a VERY public event that you guys are running. Which also means that this opens the doors for public criticism. You guys behind this award show… TierOneTalent and all those other idiots have been very defensive of any kind of criticism. You guys refuse to debate people about this. Instead of getting into an adult discussion with us about this show, you have to threaten us and censor us. My 2cents, if you can’t handle constructive criticism, then YOU don’t have what it takes to run a show like this. If you won’t let people speak their minds and be realistic, then people will be less supportive of this event. Act like professionals. Let people speak their minds and maybe people will be more supportive and caring.
  4. Make the winners go to the right people: People who are part of the voting panels should not be getting nominated or winning awards. We’re not dumb, we know how you guys have been doing the voting process in your anonymous panel. It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how you guys do it. Anybody that wins an award is probably part of your anonymous panel. We don’t have to be at the show to see how you guys do it. If you guys knock it off and play more fair, then the Capital District might be more supportive and caring toward this show.

That’s about all I can I come up with. I know those guys will never take this advice ’cause they really are desperate for this kind of attention. I know this post might anger some and some guys from the organizers of this crap show will try to defend themselves but I don’t give a shit. I’m not backing down.

Some might say if you don’t like this show, just ignore it? Sure, I could if I wanted but I find it’s fun to pick on it and criticize it. I’m also a realist and all I’m pretty much doing is trying to warn the Capital District about this show. Just trying to warn people not to trust it and to tell the truth that this isn’t a legitimate award show. This show is being run by frauds and amateurs and I’m not afraid to say it. Just trying to save people from disappointment and to save people from getting hurt and destroyed by these assholes.


Why I don’t agree with a local music award show and why we don’t need to have one…

I just wanted to talk about more of my thoughts on this local music award show that is happening in the Albany area:


Ya know, if this area wants to have an award show based on local bands and musicians, that’s fine by me. That’s their prerogative. Just leave me out of it. I’m not interested whatsoever. I don’t play music to win awards. I don’t care about some freakin’ trophy that means nothing. Winning awards is not what I play music for. I’m not desperate for that kind of attention and my ego is not that big, trust me. You don’t need to win awards to prove that you’re a talented musician.

On top of that, awards for musicians and bands are for the national industry. Local musicians aren’t famous people. We’re not celebrities or stars and that’s the problem with this area. A lot of musicians around here live under the delusion of being a “rock” star. Once again, we’re not local celebrities or rock stars. We’re just regular human beings playing music but of course, in this day and age… nobody sees music that way anymore. Everybody around here just wants to become locally well-known and popular. Everybody is obsessed with wanting to become that recognizable musician and become more established.

This award show that these guys are putting together “The Cammy’s” is just a “Do It Yourself” kind of event. It’s not being run by professional business people. It’s being run by amateurs putting their own money toward this thing. I’m willing to bet this award show costs them a lot. I’m sure those trophies are custom made from some shitty trophy company that anybody even myself can get.

If you want to know a few interesting facts about this show, here you go:

1) The winners of this award show are probably gonna be chosen by the nominees just like last year’s. So chances are, the nominees are going to be voting for themselves or their friends.

2) All the owner of this award show wants to do is to promote his shitty Alice In Chains tribute band, “Sludge Factory”. You’ve probably heard of them. This guy doesn’t care about us or the scene. All he cares about is shoving his shitty band, Sludge Factory in our faces and he just wants to make money off this award show. Chances are, this guy which shall be nameless at this time is gonna nominate his own band in a category or two and he’ll give himself an award this year.

3) The people running this show are all a bunch of douchebags. If you give these people any criticism of any kind about this show, they’ll become all defensive. They’re really unprofessional toward people. They have horrible attitudes, they’re very rude and they’re not to be trusted. I’m fine with this area having an award show, I just hate the people running this show. Trust me, they’re all pricks. These are the kind of people who shouldn’t be running shows like this. If there was a real award show in this area, they would be very friendly and courteous to others but the people organizing “The Cammy’s” are all assholes.

I understand this area wants to be “friendly” and “supportive” toward local music but they gotta stop being so naive about it. Watch out who and “what” they trust ’cause everybody is not your friend around here. If you actually go to this show, “The Cammy’s” all you’re going to see is disappointment.

The people running this show, “The Cammy’s” are egomaniacal and delusional. Just people trying to get more attention. That’s all I see it as.

If you’re a musician and if you’re willing enough to support this thing… chances are… you’re just hoping to get an award yourself even if you don’t wanna admit to it. I’m sure people are gonna accuse me of being the only one being against this show but trust me, I’m not alone. There are many others out there who are with me that this award show is garbage.

This is one of the reasons why I can’t stand this area’s music scene. Too many delusional people living in their own fantasy world.


Do not support, the Cammy’s…


Here we go with that damn local band award show thing again. They are doing it again this year but this time under a new name and new venue.


The jackasses behind this thing are in obvious competition against the Grammy Awards show. Noticed how they made their website almost exactly the same as “The Grammy’s” website. “Cammy’s” is a dumb as hell name… I guess these losers couldn’t come up with anything else to rhyme with the “Grammy’s”. They’re trying to be bigger than the Grammy’s. Plus, noticed how they scheduled “The Cammy’s” the night before “The Grammy’s” are on TV.

I refuse to support this award show ’cause I’m not that naive. The people behind this thing are not to be trusted and they are a bunch of assholes.

Also, don’t believe in their claim that they are out to help us. The only reason they are doing this is to help themselves. The owner or “owners” behind “The Cammy’s” are just desperate for attention and they are doing this to pat themselves on the back. They are trying to become more well-known locally ’cause their music projects are absolute failures and they’ll do whatever they can to promote their bands.

The people (without naming names) behind “The Cammy’s” have serious delusions of grandeur. Once again, the local music scene does not need an award show. This is not what we should be playing music for. You don’t need awards to prove something about yourself.

If some of you get nominated out there, congratulations but don’t get too excited yet. You’ll only come to a disappointment when you go to the show. Chances are, the only people that will be winning so called “awards” are the people behind this stupid show and all their friends and supporters will be winning. This will be no different than the one last year. All you’re going to see at these shows are too much jerking off and patting themselves on the back.

Some of you may ask, “If Kev got nominated, he would support it too???”. No, not at all. If they nominated me, I would have told them to fuck off and shove it up their ass.

I refuse to support this award show and you shouldn’t either. Just wanted to give you a reality check on this.


Section 8, an Upstate NY metal band confirms reunion!!!


This morning some pretty big news was announced that surprised the local music scene in Upstate, N.Y. Local metal legends, Section 8, announced their reunion. Learn more about Section 8, here. Above is the reunion photo. As you read in their biography this band was pretty big in the early 90’s but they disbanded years ago. All of their fans from the past stayed loyal to them to this day even if they were gone for way over a decade and they even grew some new fans over the years when they discovered Section 8’s music online. Isn’t it incredible how fans stay loyal to a band’s music even if they’re gone? I guess that’s what inspired this reunion ’cause they still have the popularity. This band was big enough to be signed to a major label but they broke up before that even happened. Their music is really heavy. They play death metal, hardcore kind of stuff but I like them a lot myself. I know who their lead singer is who is pictured in the center of this photo, we used to hang out years ago. The lead singer’s name is Kasey Dorr and he posted this statement about the section 8 reunion on facebook this morning: “Status Update By Joe Jack Section 8 rehearsal was absolutley Heavy as all Hell . You have been warned. It came back to us like a reflex. Someone put us on pause for 13 years and decided to hit play. New things will also possibly be in the works.In short. WE ARE GOING TO DESTROY YOUR FILTHY PLANET.”

This is pretty exciting news! Look like they got more planned than just a one off reunion show, I think it’s possible they maybe back full time and as you read, it maybe possible they may have new music in the works. So new album on the way too? When they announce their reunion show, I’ll post it asap. I think I’m definitely gonna go to their reunion show. They are a great band. Check out a few tunes in the videos below. Enjoy! Follow Section 8, if you like what you see and hear: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Section-8/313554378789684