WARNING: This post will not be pretty.
1. I can’t believe the The Dawn thread at philmusic.com is still alive and kicking. There’s an ongoing ‘argument’ between a certain Jong and a certain hawthorne. I posted Jong’s original comment here in this blog before. Hawthorne answered back, defending Atsushi re: the ‘binge comment’ made by Jong:
atsushi has more time earning much from IT work, unlike before when he was with the dawn(ed) and was paid at a lower rate than the other members the whole time he was with them (his fees from the US tour was lower; when he could not join them in a gig or two of that tour , his fees were deducted).
and yes, he has more time (and means) to binge, if indeed true, since he is not thinking anymore whether francis reyes, the other guitar player, would be paying his rent on time
Now this Jong, I don’t know who he is, replied by saying the following:
congrats to you for being part of the ‘inner’ circle or are you? anyway, let’s just put it this way, that’s what happens when you mess with jb and for criticizing the way francis performs during gigs. oh by the way, that’s from a couple of dudes from the ‘inner’ circle.
Of course, Hawthorne replied again, but it’s a lengthy post and it’s not that important as regards this blog entry, so I won’t be re-posting it here.
My thoughts (and why this falls under ‘Rant of the Week’):
(A) I admit to knowing who ‘Hawthorne’ is – well, she has no plans of hiding her identity, anyways – and she does know a lot of insider info about the band. I have to admit that she kinda went far with her comments coz these are things that the public need not know (well, unless someone would still insist on acting as if he’s the underdog in this entire mess). But who am I to stop her? And it’s not as if she can be stopped by any0ne. Not even Atsushi can stop her. Oh, and BTW, as far as I know, Atsushi doesn’t even know about these new comments yet. I’m sure he doesn’t coz otherwise he’d say something about it. As it is, he still doesn’t talk about The Dawn anymore unless I bring it up. Which I don’t do anymore.
(B) Now, I don’t really know who Jong is. I don’t know who’s those two guys from the inner circle that he is talking about. He is acting as if he’s on The Dawn’s side. But really, Jong, how much more ‘babo’ (a Korean word – research it yourself) can you get? You say Atsushi got kicked out coz he went against JBL and made bad comments re: Francis’ performance onstage. So you mean Atsushi got kicked out coz JBL is a dictator and Francis is pikon? Is that what your insiders told you? Did you just incriminate them or what?!?!
(C) Let me put on record here that if there is anyone in the world who know the real and complete story behind The Dawn and Atsushi parting ways, it’s me. But will I talk about it here? HELL NO. It’s their lives, it’s their careers, it’s their decisions. Let them handle it themselves. Also, if there’s anyone who’s in the real inner circle, both of The Dawn’s and Atsushi’s, it’s me. I still talk to them both. And I know for a fact that neither of them talk about each other anymore (at least not on my face, anyway). PLEASE, LET THEM MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES. It’s an old and tired issue already. Let it die a natural death.
2. I’m editing this second entry out coz I do believe everyone deserves a second chance. Especially if they have apologized and was able to redeem themselves. For writing that previous entry, I’d like to apologize as well to Universal Music HK and say, THANK YOU for accomodating us in HK. We’d be glad to do business with you again in the future.