To Peter Margasakofshit:
Normally, after reading Spot Check, I think to myself, "Man, this guy is a dick." But after reading your comments pertaining to the Dave Matthews Band in the March 17th edition, I found I had no choice but to write a letter begging the Reader to hire some real writers.
I've asked myself several questions--How can you be such an asshole? Have you always had a shitty attitude? Is there anything that you do like? What's the reason for you being such a dick? Was your father an alcoholic? Did your parents sexually abuse you? Were you the kid that was always beaten up in high school? Why do you continue to trash every band that comes through Chicago? I keep coming up with the same answer--it's impossible for someone like you, without any talent or musical knowledge, to be able to effectively judge others in the music industry.
How can you not like the Dave Matthews Band? Are you senile? The DMB (and the rest of the H.O.R.D.E. bands, with the exception of the Spin Doctors and God Street Wine) are incredible musicians. Their music is original, entertaining and refreshing, especially when you consider all of the crap we had to deal with in the 80s (you probably liked A Flock of Seagulls). What's wrong with bands that like to jam? Does someone have to shit on a guitar and play it with their ass to be considered good? (Wow, that's never been done before--that must mean this guy has talent.)
To the editor: it's time to send Margasakofshit back to being a bag boy at Jewel and get some writers that actually know what they're talking about.