Thursday, November 09, 2006
Music Gossip Rules
I was supposed to see Ray LaMontagne at a KPRI Private Listener Concert at the Hard Rock Cafe downtown last night. Andrea and I walked over from the HoB CityBeat party, got our wristbands as they were calling capacity at the place, only to find out from Kirsten that Ray LaMontagne was "sick" and wasn't gonna show up (he supposedly called 20 minutes before the show). We walked back to HoB for the last 20 minutes of the party and heard from an anonymous source (who supposedly had talked to Tristan Prettyman earlier in the night) and he/she revealed that Ray was in fact, in town. He and Tristan are apparently dating and he was staying with her in Encinitas? Leucadia? Whatever. Point is, he totally bailed on the radio thing because he was with his chick. Fucking bullshit if you ask me. I didn't stick around to see how the station handled it, but seeing as most of their listeners are from north county and made their way to downtown for a 9pm show on a Wednesday night, I imagine they were not happy about Lisa Sanders replacing Ray. What a bastard. And Tristan can write all the cute little MySpace blogs she wants, the two of them need to realize how disposable musicians are these days. This little stunt doesn't help their longevity in my book. And Ray...that second album? I'll pass. Or maybe my friends will burn it for me...then you can go back to being a shoemaker in Maine and realize the blip on the radar that you were.