March 17, 2011

Dr. Frank appears courtesy of his cat, Matilda

As I mentioned here a ways back, I sang the bridge on this song on the new Screeching Weasel album:

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 17, 2011 12:37 AM | TrackBack


how can they use this old school packaging / image esp when jug heads not in the band? ah, fortysomethings.

Posted by: fatteddybread at March 17, 2011 01:20 AM

Love it. Is Ben Weasel really a homophobe?

Posted by: anonomous at March 17, 2011 04:47 AM

How can you use this old school packaging / image esp when Byron, Jon, Aaron, Alex, Joel, and Gabe are not in the band? ah, fortysomethings.

Posted by: Bobby J at March 17, 2011 05:57 AM

I still say that this is the highlight of the album.

Posted by: Morgue at March 17, 2011 10:18 PM

Real bummer about what happened at SXSW. Still a great album despite all that.

Posted by: GroupHugz at March 24, 2011 04:37 AM

Yes it is a bummer about what happened, I think reasonable people agree... sometimes the pressure of a hateful person pushing at you can make you snap as what happened to Ben. Most importantly I don't think he'd apologize if he didn't mean it. Its not characteristic of his public history.

More on topic; I am so excited the Dr. is in a track on this album! Ben Weasel and Dr. Frank are two amazing musicians and have impacted my life very positively.

Thanks to both of them!

Posted by: AustinRight at March 24, 2011 06:48 PM

I just wanted to thank Matilda.

Posted by: babez at March 24, 2011 07:44 PM

For a fan like me to say anything but "Say it ain't so, Ben," (maybe even that much?), would be crass and silly. But seeing that awful youtube did get to me. A lot. I obviously don't know him and would never presume that such a moment speaks for who he really is. But the say-it-ain't-so-ness of it is real.

Also bad was the stick-up-for-my-friend-at-all-costs-edness of the Joe Queer rant that followed. I watched both with a sense of "What a great bunch of guys," again not that I know what kind of guys they are, but that I love their music, still, but jeez, if their music had ever reflected such sentiments, I probably wouldn't.


This response by Larry Livermore manages to say what I, as a fan, thought needed said--right up to the point where he decides that SW music is not worth the saving, or that he doesn't want to hear SW music anymore.

I doubt very seriously you (Frank) will comment on any of this; I sure wouldn't. It'd probably be very hard to still reflect friendship and sympathy for your friend and not sound like you're condoning his actions. "Forgive the sinner but not the sin" is all well and good in theory but in practice, hard to understand from the outside.

But anyway, it really sucks.

Posted by: Nate Pensky at March 25, 2011 04:02 AM