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Audition = Life

"OXOjamm's auditions aint based on so-called "Talent" at all....No...it's based on character, which to me is way harder to come by. We can pump up the talent on anyone who has character...but if they just a poser, shit...to me their ass is worthless."

Masters Johnson, Safari magazine interview 2004.

It aint shit...It aint shit....It aint shit....It aint shit....



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May. 25th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
OK. You Todd me so.

But I had to be sure.

May. 25th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
I know that I never met him, I liked his music. I was rooting for him and all but at the same time we just cant have that kind of behaviour in OXOjamm.

One for all, All for One!

May. 25th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
It's, "All for One, One For all!, Ryan Darling.

May. 25th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Im Disappointed that it turned out this way. I couldn't believe that that was the same dude that Vince was bragging about all this time. I had come to expect such hardcore loyalty from him. Based on the stories that Vince told us, I looked up to him and was looking forward to hanging out with him.

I Believe that it's for the best though. We have to trust completely or not at all.

Im sad, Dudez.

May. 26th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah me too.

But the rulz are for everybody and they are posted here on this sight plainly for all to see for a reason. As soon as someone expressez an interest in being part of OXOjamm we tell them they need to read this entire sight and to learn the rulez well enough to explain them to others.
If they dont get it then thats too bad. We have to draw a line in the sand somewhere and absolute loyalty is where I draw mine.If people have a problem with giving absolute loyalty to OXOjamm and its members then thats their problem not mine: I/We are in position... and they are not.

Vince believed that he could make special rulez for special frendz....Time and again that practice has proved disasterous.

Sure I wish it could have been cool, but it wasnt. The outcome is what it was meant to be.

May. 26th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
I figgured I would just let you blow smoke up your own asses and then I would put my two cents in and as it is about a dimes worth.

It aint that what everybody said here aint true...it is. But it aint the whole trueth.You all aint been around long enough to know the whole trueth when you see it or hear it.

You say you liked his music? Did you really listen to it though? Did you hear the Man crying for help, or just the schizz?

Vincent, you needed a friend close by and the "Special Rules For Special Friends" came out of your need for compassion and understanding. What you forgot is that a Jamm Master is in a position of leadership and therefore has no right to put his personal needs before the needs of the group.

You knew that.

Without meaning to, you set thay Boy up for failure. You knew he couldent hold his liquor and you knew he believed that pote made him better when actually it made him worse. You knew more about him than he did and still you let him drink and get stoned before the most important audition of his young life. All you had to say to him was, "Bro' we been breakin the rules lately but tonight we got to stick to them. No smoke or Alc before the performance." Then if he went ahead anyway it would be all his fault. Instead, you share the fault with him.

Anyone with eyes to see with or ears to hear with could tell that he didnt know what the fuck he was doin in that place. It was the hardest thing to see him like that and for all the others too, to witness the failure of what might have been the best Jamm session of all time.

I know Im big on sayin that "when you see some cat drunk, that thats the true cat." but we are all fuckups when we are drunk...just happens that his concept of loyalty is his weak spot and not lets say, something like racial predudice like some assholes I know. When he got drunk he forgot where his priorities were and his loyaltiy... Thats too bad. It makes us believe that that is how he really feels inside. We dont want to believe it and so we run to the rule book and settle our minds like that.

Sure, we have to stick to the rules but I dont have to like it. Vincent, I have known you since you were tiny and I been tellin you things for a long time and Im tellin you now: You ever let a so-called "Friend" get in the way of the leadership of OXOjamm again and so help me God Ill Quit so muthafuckin fast you wont know what happened any more than he did.

Now you take that how you want to. An ultimatum or whatnot I don give a fuck. Im pissed off and not in the mood for excuse makin. The Bottom line is that because of what I seen I cant trust the man! And I hate not bein able to trust him!

When you see me tomorrow I dont want to talk about this any more. I dont wanna hear no more about it.It's over and Im sayin to everybody to move on and try to forget what you seen that night: A kid who needed us was crippled by the very rules that were supposed to save him. If it ever happens again, Ill bust someone up like junk.


May. 29th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Masters and I have a diff spin on this and I will try to be just as long winded.

Back in the day when you were in my field hospital yelling for Morphine I told you that If I gave it to you that you would need it, or something like it, for the rest of your life. You cursed me...but later You thanked me once for that.I have always been direct with you and so I will be so now.

You were wrong about that Dude. You thought he was your friend and you were wrong about how he really felt about OXOjamm and the American Jamm Method. I believe he was using you and trying to worm his way into OXOjamm for his own benefit.He betrayed you back when you were in his band and he betrayed you again. I believe that as soon as you accept that the better.

In all this time he never really did a damn thing for you or for us. Lots of promises and lots of dreamy talk. No substance to the swirl of ideas or ideology. You always did the real work, not him.

I believe that aside from the "musical talent", which he does have, the rest of his "talent" is a talent for talk and an excuse for his addiction to weed and alc. I believe he is one of those poor individuals who justify their addiction and lifestyle by occasionally proveing to others that they are a "Musician". I had him pegged as a poser from the second I laid eyes on him and he proved it with his inexcusable behavior.

You trusted him Vince, and I salute you for that. Sometimes we have to trust people and to give them the benefit of the doubt. I do not believe that you were to blame at all. You did everything in your power to warn him, to correct him, and to try to keep him from failing the audition. I think everyone especially Brandon played their parts perfectly.

Now move on and lets get back to our already established gigs, then to "Burning Man" and the future that our mobile recording studio will present!

I promise that I will try to be there as a friend more often. I am very sorry about your Mom.

Dr. Fun

May. 30th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Bravo! I agree Fullwize! Lets get it in gear and Move foward, Soldiers!

May. 31st, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Hay Girl, Ill say when its time to move Forward.........O.K...Lets move Forward....(^>)

P.S. Thanks Leggs....(^>)
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
kkeep a positive vibe guys
hey it's ella,

vince should remember me....keep a straight upper lip and a positive vibe,
there''s no where to go but up,

keep it strong,


Jun. 2nd, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: kkeep a positive vibe guys
Course, how could I ever
forget my fave rhyme-Girl, Ella.

I havent been on much
but I know I miss your rhymes and Such.
I think about you
and your deep-deep soul.
How poor a world
without you, Honey-Girl.

Ill take that advice
and keep in touch.

Love you Much,
Jun. 24th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
vince, man, you haven't added me yet? wazzup?
tryed to catch you in my friendlist to read-nothin.

wish to be in NYork.. it's my friend now there, movin to Alaska for work... & i'm sitting in a fucking hot Moscow-city trying to do my work on the radio. nothing... no music events-no work for me... hot.. it's +34 man.
Jun. 24th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Just added you, my Moscow-vite main! Dont you ever worry about anything...we are friends for life!.....Dig?....(^>)

Moscow gets sooo cold in the winter and so hot in the summer...like New York!

I live in Florida...its not so hot in summer and very mild in winter.

What kind of radio work do you do?

Stay Faithfull and good things will always happen....

Your Brod in Fl.;
Jun. 24th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
well, what can i say 'bout beeing friends.. you see, i'm rather conservative about the relationships and their names. let me just put you on "pal" or smthng like that, ok?

it's killing me-the weather. +35 in summer and -25 in winter. i hate it and i can't live without it...)))

I am a music reporter on the radio and so-author of the music program. I do the best! Fuck news and sports! Music is life

i AM faithfill. much more than one can imagine))

look, Vince, can you tell me about finding work in Florida in september? how much can a russian student 21aged earn? cause, you know, they end their work at Alaska in two months.. i wish to help them finding the future work when they're busy there...

Jun. 25th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
Music reporter....that must be interesting work! I would like to hear more about it.

What kind of work do they do?...or what kind are they looking to do, in Florida?

Your "Pal";
Jun. 27th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
I know him... Damn Lucky to be rid of him.

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