If you peek into my electronic mailbag, you will find a few love letters, a few pissy letters (hiya, Diamond Dave!), a few pleas, a really cool way you can make $10 mil from a dude in Nigeria, and other such fun.
I think from time to time, I’ll share with you some of the better one’s I get that truly showcase how awesome Burgh Blog readers are:
Today’s email comes from a guy I’ll call “Bob”.
i’m disappointed in you. haven’t lost faith, just disappointed. got to talking with a friend tonight about music and what we’ve respectively been listening to and somehow started reminiscing of shows at Graffiti and Cloud 9. The Affordable Floors get thrown into the mix and before you know it, a google search turns up a reunion show for not only The Affordable Floors, but for the old (and now legendary) pittsburgh radio station 100.7 WXXP – their 20th anniversary. believe it? believe it! now, i don’t hold you to the responsibility of promoting all cool goings on in pittsburgh (i’ll put that weight on the shoulders of iheartpgh.com) but a quick peek into your archives for the first week of October (WXXP tribute show was held Oct. 7-8) reveals references for upcoming appearance by both Queensryche AND Greg Brady in the ‘burgh but totally devoid of any mention of the WXXP show. i realize your blog aims at satirizing pittsburgh and not as the informer of anniversary gatherings of pittsburgh radio stations of the past, and there definitely remains the possibility that you weren’t aware of the WXXP show. if you weren’t aware, i apologize for all of this. however, if that hip side of you knew about this one-time event never to be repeated (i can’t imagine a 50th anniversary) and refrained from any mentioning of it, then i hold you accountable. how do you plead?
My reply to which Bob hasn’t responded yet:
Okay, let me see if I got this right. This station was around from 1986 to 1988?
The reasons I made no mention are two-fold:
–I didn’t know about it. God, I love the ignorance plea, and I enter it duly for the record. I was 12 when it started and 14 when it ended. Now had this been a B94 “Quinn and Banana” type reunion, I would have been on it like skank on Paris Hilton.
–“The XXP show will begin with a reunion of the Affordable Floors and then move on to members of 11th Hour, the Spuds, A.T.S., the Floors and other bands backing singers like Chris Theoret, Ronda Zegarelli, John Young, Alex Peightel, Lexi Rebert, Jen Catalina and Ed Masley.”
I’ve never heard of a single one of those, so the article never entered my radar. When I hear “Affordable Floors,” I think of “no payments for three years at Home Depot.” Obviously I am not as hip as I think I am.
Now, in the future, should there be an event that you Bob feel that I PittGirl should be sure to find a way to snark on so that it can be included in my blog, you should email it to me PRIOR to the actual event. I forgive you for not finding out about this before the event took place, but maybe we shouldn’t let that happen again?
I think we’ve reached an understanding?
Also, I hope the fact that I am incredibly hot will erase some of the disappointment you are feeling toward me?
Now, did ANYONE go to this reunion and who the hell are The Affordable Floors?! And how much cheaper are they than The Floors?