High on the Courthouse Steps and some random randomness…

Today is going to be lame. Sorry. I suck, blah blah…

There is a big fat white elephant in the room I guess I have to address. Looks like an old post seemed to cause alot of controversy today. I do want to say that I am not Stone Phillips from Dateline and I am not Chris Hansen from To Catch A Predator. I am not here to start any type of witchhunts or do anything other than poke a little fun at some stereotypes, give my opinions on music, and just try to blog about things that we are ALL talking about behind the closet doors of the glass houses we all live in. I don’t give a flying frog fart about who did or did not do what in 1985. I will say that if you put your “art” out onto the internet it will become fair game for people to discuss, question, and research. This dude could be in the witness protection program for all I know. Does it look shady? Maybe. Anyway, if that shit was mine, I wouldn’t take it down no matter how much crap you people talked. In fact, I’d welcome the challenge. And more importantly I’d go after those fuckers who are claiming it as their work. The End.

Let’s move on ok, please people.

I really thought there would be more discussion on the whole Stragglers arrest. I got to thinking that it really reminded me of pretty much every other episode of the Dukes of Hazzard. Please tell me you remember these episodes! You know, when Boss Hogg made Roscoe and Enos set up the Celebrity Speed Trap and bust all the musicians traveling through town. It was pretty awesome. Boss Hogg wouldn’t let them leave until they sang at the Boars Nest. I remember they caught the Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley and even Buck Owens….maybe Tammy Wynette once.

Let us not forget about when Roscoe caught Mel Tillis, my personal favvoooorrriiittteee!

Anyway, I think that this whole thing can be cleared up without any lawyering at all. All that Jason and the Stragglers have to do is go on down to the courthouse and put on a free show for the town, share their stash with the citizens, and then all the charges will be dropped….Hazzard style! I reckon if we could start a petition of something. We can make it a pretty fun thing, forget about HIGH IN THE ROCKIES…call it BAKED in RUFUGIO! Or STONED ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS!

We can get big Dave to put things on, Brandon Jenkins can open with me sittin on his lap, the KORA chicks can pass out crap or just stand on the steps or whatever it is they do, and Hunter can do the pictures and put them on his myspace…I think its a great idea! You boys get back with me, you know where to find me.

Now, I have to share with you some really cute stuff I have gotten in my email lately. You guys are so talented at all this photoshopping crap…it is really starting to make my cruddy Paint pictures look really bad! Here are some tee-shirt ideas that have been sent in:

Adorable!

How funny!

And my favorite:

It wouldn’t be a Tuesday without a few Doppley’s and I will say every single one of these were sent in. You people are making my unpaying job so much easier! THANKS!

Daniel Almodova from JAB and Joey Fatone

Harry Potter and Sean McConnell

The chick from the She’s Like Texas video and Lady Gaga.

This one is awesome…a young Bob Dylan and Ryan Beaver. (Maybe I should be Chris Hansen and investigate, I mean…he never did publically address the suggestion I made about him having little boys hidden in his basement. I am telling you, no one is as nice a Beaver without something lurking in the shadows.)

And last but not least, we have yet ANOTHER JESUS! I tell you, Jesus is everywhere. Homeslice is busy!

JC also plays fiddle for Roger Creager…or someone. I can’t remember who sent this one in and all you Jesusesesess are running together.

Before I leave you, I have to show you a little treat I was sent by a reader on Friday. She just happened to be shopping at a Garage Sale and snapped this picture for me!

I have to leave you with a question because that seems to stimulate interesting conversation, but I got nothing. Let’s make it an open rant day. Have at it.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

183 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Beaver and Dylan=magical! I am hiding my 12 year old son. :)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I MUST HAVE A Panty Row starts here shirt!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I love the panty row shirt!!! I'd buy one :)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    and you think people on GW speak in secret code? that whole first paragraph is secret code to me!

    garage sale photo made me LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Boss Hog

    If Cross had 51 pieces how many did the Stragglers have? What's the over and under on this bet?!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    DazeyDuck

    Love the shirt ideas!

    and what a deal on the cd!!!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Stone

    White Elephant=a photographer that I will not mention because no names posted an facebook album of pictures from the 80s that he said he took. Someone investigated and found all those albums online with different photographers listed as the ones that took them.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I'll take the over on that bed. Difference is Cody didn't have to go to jail.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chuckwicksgayboyfriend

    POTTER!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Oh man! LOVE the doppleganger of Dova! JA may not be the most likeable but Dova and Preston are first class all the way! Cool guys!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I think you are slippin' Rita with all the trial stress. Didn't you already show us the freebie CD a week or so ago?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I have a rant.

    These stupid little hookers on twitters with their stupid posts about doing what they can do aka pretending they make a shit to these bands when they are clearly a joke. Newsflash honey, this entire scene laughs at you!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Yeah, I put it on my Twitter Friday Puddin'. But not everyone has Twitter and I thought it was cute. Suck it.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rosco P Coltrane

    Just good ole' boys, never meaning no harm, beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they were born.

    You people cry that we don't have outlaws and then someone gets busted and you cry that they break the law and shouldn't be treated differently. Make up your mind.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Is that chick Puddin's new fiance?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Amen on that rant. Why do these trolls post their entire life story on twitter pages and then get pissed off when people talk shit about them? Keep sniffing little girls. Maybe one day it will take. But sniff around my man don't be surprised when you get beat down.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Rita don't sweat it. You can post the free Scapegoat CD picture everyday. It still makes me laugh.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Ryan Beaver Doppler is the best one ever. The Beav is Bob's long lost love child. I demand a DNA test.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I sent the pic! I'm sending the JAB cd to your Post Office box. I had to pay a quarter for the Charla Corn t-shirt but hey you Rita are well worth it! :)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    the KORA chicks can pass out crap or just stand on the steps or whatever it is they do

    HA HA HA HA HA ain't that the truth. I think we all know what it is they do!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Carl Dunns fact checker

    Bottom line: Carl Dunn has been around since the beginning of photography. If you come to Steamboat claiming you've shot for Rolling Stone and Carl doesn't know who the hell you are you're lying!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Fake it till you make it.

    I have to admit I am loving the photoscandal. The fact is they are really good people, nice people and great friends. They do alot for this scene but I agree that he posted stuff that doesn't seem to be his work. I don't care one way or the other. But if it isn't your work, don't post it like it is. The same goes for music. Goes to show you this scene is all about egos, appereances, and bluffing. Fake it till you make it.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Who the hell is carl Dunn? When is Jeff when you need him?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Awwww, that little Beav is so cute.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I know that when I looked at some of the pictures before they were removed and looked at some of the more recent pictures there is a BIG difference in the work. I mean, with technology shouldn't things get better? Why do pictures that were taken in a studio with lighting in 1986 look ten times better than pictures that were taken today outside?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    GarthBrooksLover69

    So last week I was huffing paint out of a brown paper bag and watching the "Wizard of Oz" with "The Dark Side of the Moon" album playing simultaneously and I thought to myself: "I'm enjoying this but it's really cutting into my JAB listening time." So I threw on Scapegoat and pondered it's cinematic equal. Then it came to me: the 1989 classic, "Roadhouse" starring Patrick Swayze. It was a perfect match so I sat around watching and listening to dual perfection and murdering a bag of paint for the rest of the day…

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Dalton

    If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    nickname

    I think nobody is talking about the Straggler arrest because it's nothing new. Band members arrested for drugs. *yawn* Now if they shot somebody in the face for telling them to shut up, we might have some news. As for who took pictures of what way back when I was in the third grade, I still don't care.

    The shirts are awesome. Any Bump-It Brigade shirts? Do they fit? Does a size large actually mean large?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Rita, I agree with Anon 7:47 that some of this post is in a secret code. You always make fun of some of the GW folks and people on this scene for being too cool for school but some of the posts are getting to that level.

    Please go back to making fun of DSers and man fans and calling out some artists for being idiots or making crappy music.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    No secret code. Hunter said he shot for the Rolling Stone and he didn't. It's not Rita's fault you can't keep up.

    Hit the X and go back to Galleywinter and suck each other off somemore if you don't want to read it.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Tex69

    The Beav. That guy is almost too good to be true. The most unassuming dude you'll ever meet. Looks like the biggest nerd, but then you hear his stuff and see him on stage and he owns it. I can't comment on if he keeps kids locked up in his basement, but he's always been square with me and I've yet to find someone who can say anything other than how cool and genuine he is.

    As far as the shirts go = awesome

    I don't care about the picture stuff really, I saw pics from Chilifest and they look good to me. I don't care if the person who is being talked about is lying about pics from 20 years ago. Can't tell you how many bands say "Yeah, I helped blah blah write this and that." or radio people saying "Yeah, I worked in Houston, LA, NY and chose to come and work in BFE." Lies are lies and the ones who should be really offended are the ones it really affects.

    I'm also never surprised when a band gets arrested for disorderly conduct, paraphenalia, sex or distributing to a minor. I think bands should start being arrested for crap music and being dicks.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    It was in yesterdays comments there was a fight under the awards blog. Hunter called out for posting work he was claiming he did and it was obvious he didn't.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    1stouttathelimo

    I have seen the Stragglers arsenal and I am going with the unders… 51 pieces is a shit-ton. Fucking Ragweed has "weed" in their name, can't get more hard-core pot-head than that.

    I wish mp would have taken some photos of this shit, we got the Texas Red Dirt national enquirer up in this bitch now! Remember Rita Folks!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    get a grip on reality

    Its one thing to talk bullshit. Its another to actually post an ALBUM COVER and say you took it! Then show up at Steamboat and walk around like you own the damn place. I'm sure if there's someone out there claiming they wrote a RR song or WB or JB we would be all over their ass. There were people on here talking shit about Jeff D. Say what you will but I can sooner put up with someone being a little overzealous wanting to be someone than someone actually LYING about what work they've done. Flat out lying! And acting like everyone in this scene is too fucking stupid to figure it out!!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Damn you twats. I admitted today was going to be lame. I can't get blood from a turnip. That's why I'm gonna go to blogging 3 days a week instead of everyday. I'm cracking under the pressure! Fuck! :). Now I know exactly why Stoney hasn't had a new song in 5 years.

    I'd go back to talking shit about the DS's but I heard 1/3 of the town had suicide watch on speed dial so I was giving it a break.

    Calm down you vultures…I've got a venue review and two new albums to write about, but I have a job kids.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Town of Bryan*

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Fuck em Rita. They can go back to GW and talk about having their faces melted by Will Hoge over and over if they don't like it here. I for one appreciate this blog, it makes my day.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I'm sorry I couldn't decipher from the first paragraph that "Hunter" claimed some photos were his but actually weren't. I guess I'm just slow and can't keep up.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    OMG….if the Town of Bryan is that bad perhaps we should switch to Lubbock. I'm not even sure they call them "Diesel Sniffers" there. There's a particular blonde there that might be a "Diesel Hoover"

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    You mean people without a creative bone in their body are going to bash now? Hell if it wasn't for this blog you wouldn't even have a name for DSs.

    Beaver is the nicest guy out there. Sadly this scene will eat him alive. I hope he doesn't have a silence of the lambs basement but I am going to start the rumor that he's a ninja. He needs edge.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Texharp

    I'm go0ing with the ninja angle too. This scene needs more ninjas.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Texharp

    *going

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Suzanne

    I don't think getting busted for weed makes anyone an Outlaw. Any of us fat chicks can eat a bag of Doritos, 6 ice cream sandwiches and jar of pickles while watching Beavis and Butthead without having to get high and that doesn't make us outlaws either.

    I don't care that the Stragglers do it and I don't care that they got caught. Was it a shakedown? Possibly, but too bad so sad. Own your actions and move on.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Tex69

    Shhh, don't tell everyone he's a ninja, you'll blow his cover! Ninja clans don't take kindly to their assassins covers being given away!

    I say we start the rumor that he's leader of Hell's Angels. ha

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    FG

    Anon 1024. They've always had a name. Slut, whore, skank. Either of those sound familiar?

    I do think the DSers need to come up with some sort of guide on how to not let your daughters turn out like us.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    I tried to start the rumor that Aaron Watson ran a mobile meth lab out of his bus and that was the reason no parties on the bus, but that one didn't go anywhere.

    I think Beaver is like Jason Borne. He is totally a spy that can totally kill you with a flick of his wrist. Try punching Ryan Bart and see what happens!

    Sorry for calling you all twats.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    And if I can figure out how to post a poll/voting thing maybe I can research and we can vote the over under on the 51 Pieces bet. And do a parlay or something. (that's all the gambling lingo I know)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Oh and the dukes of hazzard celebrity speed trap reference is funny, I'm standing behind it. :)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Ryan Beaver was great at Chilifest – he made us all proud!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Saw this from Beaver and Chilifest:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWVQbyd03c

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    wonderPantz

    The Joey Fatone doppley makes me giggle…and by giggle, I mean snort out loud at work.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    fattymcfatterson

    Has anyone ever actually driven through Refugio? I think the speed limit is 25 for 10 miles of nothing but drive thrus and gas stations. There is a cop waiting when you pull into town and a cop waiting when you pull out (ha!)

    No shit they got pulled over. It's the same place that Lil Wayne's bus got pulled over and searched.

    I have no problem with anyone (especially people I don't know) but I'm sure it was nothing more than a money stop anyway. Musicians in a fat ass tour bus? I bet they smoke. Let's search their bus and arrest most of them for possesion and then have somebody post bail a few hours later. Cha-ching.

    Just my two cents anyway. Not that it counts for anything.

    (I hope they at least got to go to the Golden Chick in Refugio. They do have the best chicken and rolls. Munchie food, yaknow.)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    fattymcfatterson

    Wow … finish a thought Kendall.

    "I have no problem with anyone (especially people I don't know) smoking pot or carrying it on their person … "

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    A-naughty-mous

    Damn, GarthBrooksLover sure knows how to have a good time!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Jamie

    What's the deal with all the Galley hate? From what I've heard most of the people on Galley enjoy Rita!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Jamie

    Oh, and LOVE the garage sale pic!!!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Brandon Jenkins is finally responding to Rita on twitter! Get it girl!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Haha. He's agreeing to meet for an interview and she's chicken! Bok-bok-bok Rita. You can do it.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    "What's the deal with all the Galley hate? From what I've heard most of the people on Galley enjoy Rita!"

    and… from what I hear someone on Galley enjoys Rita a lil to much

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Chris Whitten

    This is quite lengthy so I’m dividing up in sever parts

    Part I – I would like to say a few things with regard to the "great picture scandal of 2010." First, as any "expert" testifying in the world of jurisprudence must do, I shall qualify heretofore. My name is Chris Whitten. I am a musician, a fiddle player in this scene and have been as much for more than a decade, working nearly nine of those for Kevin Fowler, currently working with The Cody Johnson Band, and Red Dirt Hurricane Energy drinks. This was following a lengthy enough career at the pinnacle of Nash-vegas success. My experience and friendship with both Hunter and Carl Dunn, as well as experience in the entertainment business offer me some insight into this situation. Carl, a good photographer, albeit a rather strange fellow, I have known for around five years. I have sat on the bus and chatted with him, and he even autographed a copy of his book and gave it to us. That being said, I am not as intimately familiar with him as I am with "Hunter" Artz.
    I knew Hunter as ever present in the Bryan/College Station area for quite a number of years. I knew he was very experienced, and always affible. Over the past year my wife and I have become fast friends with Hunter and Conni, and I have learned even more of his career, reputation, and experience.
    Here is what I know of Hunter. This has been gathered through lengthy conversations where we shared stories, and found mutual friends in the music business from beyond Texas and our little scene here. I must say that in addition to plying my art, I am a voracious reader, and avid music historian with good knowledge of music history. I even performed workshops for my local college (Cameron, University; Lawton, Oklahoma) beginning at the age of 16 for American Musicology, and have spent hundreds of hours in informal jam sessions/interviews of people such as Chet Akins, Johnny Gimble, Glenn Sutton, Johnnie Lee Wills, Emmylou Harris, Red West, Freddy Powers, Willie, Benny McArthur, Pootie Locke, Ben "Lovey" Dorcy etc… and it would honestly would be hard for anyone to bamboozle me after such a simple fashion. (I know, I am a nerd of the first order)

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Chris Whitten

    Part II – Hunter began his career in 1978/1979 as a photographer for a tour with Kansas and James Taylor. As some of you may know, Kansas was discovered by none other than the man with the "Golden Ear", Don Kirshner, who also created the Monkees, and had such writers as Neil Sedaka, and Howard Greenfield. Hunter worked with a laundry list of artists throughout the eighties and into the early nineties. He worked with Hank Williams Jr in '89 (I know that one for fact, he has the tour jacket with his name on it). I am friends with people such as Cowboy Eddie Long, Bocephus' steel player during that time. Obviously it wouldn't be difficult for me to check that story out.
    There are many complexities in this business that the average person does not understand, and yes, this is a business sadly. Peoples lives are made, and broken, children’s college funds can be at stake based on rumors that get out of hand in this business. The very thing that many people do not understand about this situation is that it doesn't work like one would think, or it should even. On big tours, especially of the past, you don't just go and take photographs, collect a check, and have say in what happens with those photographs. In the music business there is an opinion that photographers are a dime a dozen, there is no art to it, and the photographer deserves nothing in exchange for it, because there is always some kid with a camera around the corner who will do it for free beer and a chance to impress the girls.
    So, on many of these tours, as Hunter reiterated to me this morning, such as working for Kirshner with Kansas, Hunter was allowed to shoot 5 rolls of film (120) photographs during the first three songs of the set, at which point he was required to hand the photos over to the production office, while he was shooting in Texas. After that point he became a part of the tour security for the front of stage area. Now, if he shot quickly enough he might get part of a sixth roll, which he would pocket, and was allowed to keep.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Chris Whitten

    Part III – From there the film that was turned over to management was sent for processing, then to an art department, often times at a university (once again that attitude that you can find some kid to do it for free is present), where it was formatted for magazines, album covers etc… The photographer retained no right to that film, and was rarely given credit for his work.
    If anyone would like to ask Carl I am sure he would agree with this short synopsis of the process. I know he shot pic's for Elvis at the Tarrant Co. Convention center in June of 1975. Colonal Thomas Andrew Parker, Elvis' charlitain, ex-carney manager was a tyrant at best. Look around online at some of Don Sherock's photos and stories of Elvis. The photographer often had to buy his own ticket to the show, and the colonal never gave credit to any photographer for the pictures he shot. I would imagine Carl was required to turn his photo's over to Parker's second in command, Thom Diskin after the show.

    This I hope brings to light some of the reason for confusion. It can be frustrating for an artist of any kind to know his work, but not be credited for it. Trust me, I know. (Don't talk to me about a particular Tim McGraw album…). It is my point to lay some of this to rest for people who are totally uninvolved, unknowing, and unwilling/unable to spend some time researching a thing before they make public comments, some at best being libelous about a person. Yes I am defending Hunter, and yes I consider him a friend. Yet, let me say, that if I had ANY reason to suspect the man of lying I WOULD NOT be writing this discourse you are now reading. I have spent a lifetime keeping my opinion and reputation closely guarded from attack, and controversy. I would not now openly invite such unless I felt confident of my claim. I felt someone with more than a laymens understanding of this business, not directly involved, and agreeing to total transparity should set to record some factual information.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Chris Whitten

    Part IV – Furthermore I have also worked in law enforcement on a city, county, and federal level, and I feel some need to state I see no real motive for him to lie. I have experienced charlitan photographers, just trying to make a buck, asking merch guys to sell their crappy artwork, under the table (literally) for a ridiculous profit. Trust me I've seen all sorts of blow-hard, wannabe, loud-mouthed, know-it-alls who made me really fight to keep from knocking the S*&t right out of them backstage. Hunter is nothing approaching that type of person. What to you may seem an example of a person trying for some monetary gain, or step in status, is to me nothing more than a man, proud of his work, taking a walk down memory lane. Look at my Myspace. I have a similar folder from my past, and my somewhat distant relation to Elvis through the Hood bloodline. Did I put that there as an ego trip, or because I expect remuniration for it, no. I find it interesting, and it's a part of my life.
    Lastly, if Hunter is a pervert for shooting pictures of girls I am a sexual deviant for signing some of the female body parts I have signed! It is part of the job, and believe it or not, after years of such nonsense can be a little annoying! Especially when you did grow up a good Christian boy in the bible belt, and your significant other is standing near, looking on. It's a simple matter of respect. Besides, if you've seen one tit, you've seen them all.
    In closing I invite anyone to look me up if they wish to discuss this further. I am not hard to find.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Texharp

    I'm so happy I didn't read or get involved in that Hunter vs whoever comment thing because now I can skip this novel of an argument.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita's Ashtray

    After reading that, my head hurts. I need a cigarette.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Stopped reading it after the first sentence in Part I…. next…

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    I'm back anon 9:08. Carl Dunn is a guy that sneaked his camera into a Rolling Stones concert in 1965 when he was like 15 or something, got kicked out for it but eventually was invited to go on tour with the Stones, Zep and more. He's a man with more concert photography knowledge than most of us can dream of and can walk into any show anywhere in the world unannounced and not have to go through all the red tape the rest of us have to go through.
    He shoots a variety of genres but has been shooting Texas bands for a while now, he lives near College Station i think. he's intimidating to an aspiring guy me but he was nice enough to talk to me in Steamboat.
    As far as the other guy were all fascinated with here, time will tell and i am not as naive as you all think. that's all i'm saying about that. My photos are my photos and i saw the artwork to the new Boland CD today which i am pretty darn proud of.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Hunter has been coming out to a few of our shows lately and I have to say he's a great guy with a big heart and every time we've offered him a hotel room or whatever he's declined but thanked us and sent pics from the show. Keep on Keepin' on Hunter!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    Apparently i was writing what i wrote at the same time Chris was writing his thesis, i type slow. Interesting stuff for sure. I'm not here to try and protect anyone, i say just get facts straight before everyone goes blindly attacking someone.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Band guy

    Jeff of course you are here, where else would you be?

    Jeff what are your credentials? Oh I know you have Wicipedia. Stfu dude. How long have you been in this industry. Exactly.

    Thanks for the update Chris. I respect anyone that stands up for a buddy. I personally know Hunter and he's a great guy. I don't doubt his ability to take a picture but what I doubt is the fact that 25 pictures he posted as his are listed under 25 other photographers names. I was floored. And stunned. Do I care? No. He can shoot my band all day long. He does it for free and gives us CDs. Do I think he padded his resume when it didn't need padding? Yes.

    I read this fucking website everyday. Who ever Rita is I don't care. This makes me laugh my ass off. It's frivolous and enjoyable. I do know Hunter posted those pictures when Rita made a funny joke about him. I find the timing suspect.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Thats it I'm going back to huffing glue.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Dude….lay off the Energy Drinks before your next post! WOW

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    I really don't care anymore what anyone thinks, i haven't been here in a while because of it, i was responding to anon 9:08 so fuck off band guy.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Chris I don't know you or any of these photographers and I can care less. I just come here to make sure my bumpit doesn't make the blog but if this guy is so reputable why isn't he defending himself. That's weird.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    bad ass bookie tshirt guy

    I'm betting the under on the 51 pieces.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Whoa

    Whoa

    Whoa

    Whoa

    Wait a fucking minute.

    There's a video for that fucking song?!

    FML.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    Yeah, it was a lot of typing. I needed a cigarette more than once writing it. I never said Carl wasn't extremely well qualified. No one was questioning his veracity. If you want to argue, know something about what you are argueing about. I have nothing to prove, and really don't care what you think. I stated what I know. If You want to argue I'll be in Navasota Friday, and at the KSTAR tent on Lake Conroe Sat. Come on. I am not wasting anymore time on here. Come see me face to face. We'll talk. I could really care less.
    Chris Whitten

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    nobody looks like jesus more than ed jurdi from the band of heathens

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Holy crap, a girl has to work and misses out on all the fun.

    *Waves at Chris*

    Here is the Chris term paper recap for those of y'all that didn't read all that:

    Chris plays the fiddle, used to play for Fowler.

    Funter takes pictures. (For the record I am no longer using his name)

    The history of music can be broken into four parts.

    Something about Elvis being a charlatin. I am not sure what that means, but Jeff may google it for me. Y'all stop being mean to Jeffery.

    That's all I got before my untreated ADD kicked in.

    And at no where did he talk about where in the hell he can buy those Evel Kinevel pants that long.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    We need to have a Jesus-Off…I will work on that.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    And at no where did he talk about where in the hell he can buy those Evel Kinevel pants that long.

    Chris, do you have those special made? Jeff get on that. Enquiring minds want to know.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    wait, Red Dirt has an energy drink? WTF that is gay. Talk about selling out. What's next? Red Dirt twin sheet sets? Red Dirt action figures?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    The mystery is solved. Colonal Tom Parker is Hunter. I knew there was so validity to the Witness Protection rumor.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    C Litorus

    Funter cannot defend himself here. No one can defend themselves here. He has no chance against the anonymous open cunt sores that attack anything that moves and has a name or face attached to it. If you put your name or identity out here, you are just asking for trouble.

    If the anonymous attack gates were not left open, we'd have no Daisy to laugh at.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    wait, Red Dirt has an energy drink?

    yes, they sponser the no-name bands and it tastes like shit.

    and Chris I wouldn't brag about playing for Cody, I do like your pants though

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Red Dirt Drinker

    The Red Dirt energy drink is really good – better than the other energy drink (in my opinion) and it doesn't leave an aftertaste. Its great with jager. Try it, you might like it.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    lol anom 4:32 and soooo agreed. Shitty tasting energy drink sponsering shitty sounding music.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Litorus makes the best point. Why do you think I don't use my real name? I don't need to be told I am fat and annoying, I am well aware.

    I thought a Red Dirt Energy drink was chasing adderal with bong water. I am always the last to learn about the cool stuff. It's like 7th grade over and over again over here.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Red Dirt action figures! Now that is an idea I can run with!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    I am not sure I can drink somethign with the word dirt in the title. Unlike Daisy, I am not used to having nasty stuff in my mouth

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Rita looks like you outscooped the Waco paper and posted this first.

    http://www.wacotrib.com/news/Billy-Joe-Shaver-I-want-my-bullet-back.html

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Ha, awesome. I tell you what, I love BJ as much as the next person but if I was Billyboy I would get me a good lawyer and take that video straight to a civil court.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Hunter

    OK, All Of You, And Mr Get A Grip Dunn, I'm Gonna Give You A Minute Of
    My Time. I’m not the type of person to cut anyone down just because
    their work is different than mine, we all have different styles – a
    style that one person might like and another person might not like. If
    you don’t like it, don’t look at it. If you do like it, then great. I
    get messages each day from band members and women who love my photos
    that I have taken of them . Like Chris said, I had no control in the 80s
    of who got credit for the photos I took – the film was handed over to
    the production people who turned them over to be processed, then sent to
    be edited, and then sometimes to an art processor. I had no idea who
    would get credit and I didn’t care because I had no control over that. I
    was getting a pay check for shooting them, working security, and having
    the time of my life.

    C.D., What A Class Act You Are !! You could have sent an email to me or
    my office and said, I don't think posting those is a good idea
    because… But you are so fuckin jealous and full of hate that you go on
    this blog, like a little girl and start attacking my work, my past and
    everything about me personally. I have never treated anyone like you
    have me. Your Momma Would Be Proud !! MAN UP BITCH !! If u or anybody
    else has something to say, SAY IT TO ME !!! I'm Too Busy For This Shit !!!

    I wanted to post the album so that my friends could enjoy seeing what I
    used to do. I don’t lie and I don’t steal. I'm doing what I love doing,
    trying to do the best job I can and am putting a little money in my
    pocket at the same time. So Carl, If You Have So Much Spare Time, Drive Down Here, Get A Grip, And Blow Me !!

    Down Here, Get A Grip, And Blow Me

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    yes the pants were custom altered Just Cavali jeans. They were different and fun. Trust me, I'm the first to poke fun at myself. The enegy drink, Red Dirt Hurricane, is a bunch of good guys, who are fans of the music, put a lot of $ into a novel product. And, much of their energy and funds into new bands and their music. In Fowler's early days we all had Dodge helping us out. all of this brew-ha-ha is neither here nor their. It's entertainment for most. I forget sometimes how seriously some people take entertainers. All I have to say is quote my adopted daddy, Benny Mac, "this is a strange business. I don't load up a cooler of beer and come to your job and throw rocks at you while You mow lawns!" (Fyi: I have mowed lawns.) Now, I must go get my lupus scripts filled. Y'all have fun.
    Chris

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Suzanne

    I can't wait for the Jesus off! I should probably start decorating my hand basket for that ride down to hell. I'm thinking bedazzled bumpits flowing down the sides…

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Wooooooo. Hold. Enough. Take it outside. This is the who has the biggest camera pissing contest and while I love the drama, um I'm getting uncomfortable.

    Chris your pants are fabulous.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    Come now Rita, I thought this was a free and open, let's say Democratic forum of sorts. It has been at least.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    FG

    Really, Chris? How much of that Connie write?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    Oh, and thanks for my pants love. People remember how you look, not how you play. lol…

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    Alright c%$#ks#@Ker! If you have a problem with me, I already said where I'll be this weekend, bring it on!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    BS

    Rita you know if you run with that Red Dirt action figure idea we've gotta have some DS action figures with built-in bumpits too!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    chris

    Sorry for the outburst but this is rediculous. I'm bored, my phone's dying, and some people have no shame, intelligence, or most importantly life. I understand Rita is ultimately selling a product, and I know you gotta do what you must. lastly, I am a grown man, and anyone who knows me knows I wrote every word of it. I am taking my pants elsewhere, before I end up in court like Billy Joe. I just want to pick, enjoy my family, read and research my forensic pathology/embalming, and history, and be left heretofore alone, unencumbered with such idiocracy. I wish to forstall any other attacks upon my personage.
    Chris Whitten

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Rita – Don't think it's right that everyone can bash Hunter but when Hunter sticks up for himself you tell him to hold up "take it outside"… that's not right. I think good for him standing up for himself!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Daisy

    Again- here is another persons career you all are trying to ruin! Shame on you CD! Why the hell would you go on here and Bash a fellow photographer? Are you that fucking desperate for work? Sounds to me that you may be a tad bit JEALOUS you old geezer. Wow you've really just made a name for yourself in the red dirt scene. You don't see other bands in here bashing each other do you? Are you sure you're not a bitch? It's obvious that someone must have pissed in your cornflakes this morning. I for one will sure let the word out to my people in the scene that you are one TOXIC S.O.B.
    Kuddos to Chris Whitten for coming in here and standing up for his friend! And Kuddos to Hunter for finally standing up for himself!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Yeah I know, I dunno. I just know Hunter asked me personally to delete some stufd and I did. But all the same stuff is being said. And there is blowing and momma's being raped. I just feel weird. I dunno…Ahhh, you people. You are making me want Krispy Creams.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    BabyMamaDrama

    Ok, Baby Mama Drama has to put her 2 cents in. LOL. Sorry been busy taking baby daddy to the dr. and chasing my almost one year old around since he learned how to walk!!! I love you Chris, You standing up for Hunter is the right thing! He is a sweet man and my favorite photographer!!! Now, for someone earlier to bash Cody… That shit ain't right.. Who do you think you are. Cody's single is at #12 on the TMC… He is a badass entertainer and a great friend. Minnions need to chill out. Ok, my son is getting into things gotta run!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    And WHO IN THE HELL SAID the person that is questioning Funter on his work is Carl Dunn? Last time I checked he was like 100 and didn't even use a computer. Telling a highly connected real photographer to suck it isn't exactly good for business. But neither is faking pictures from the 80s.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    I have been huffing all day but didn't Daisy once say she had never heard of TP and that Carl Dunn was her favorite photographer. I am sure we can scroll and find that comment.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    You don't see other bands in here bashing each other do you?

    Every fucking day! The people that read this blog are ALL IN BANDS. Dumbass.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    I'm surprised so many people actually give a shit about any of this photography crap.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Fancy Pants uses the biggest words ever. Sorry Baby Momma, but that's kind of a turn on. :)

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    I just looked and it was Steve Circeo. Just wanted to clear that up before she called you a cunt.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…"

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Who or where does it say here that Carl was starting shit here, highly doubt Carl would ever lower himself down to this.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    rc

    Sorry for the outburst but this is rediculous

    Learn to spell ridiculous before you go off on an estrogen filled tirade,okay?

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Larry Mofle

    I gotta stand up for Cody Johnson Band as well – they signed with OurTracks a little over a year or so ago with 2 out of print CD's. They have been our best selling artist for that same time as well and recently released their new CD "6 Strings, 1 Dream".

    He drove from Huntsville with Chris Whitten and most of the band to play for 2 hours at the Rodeo for me for not a lot of money AND had to drive back that night to get to work by 5:30 the next morning. I appreciate the effort they took to get their music heard down here.

    It was my first time meeting them and Cody was a great guy! He plays extremely well and has a very good voice. I look forward to them getting some gigs down here near New Braunfels more…

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Daisy

    Hey Anon 7:12- Scoll down and find the comment before you start quoting me DUMBASS!

    I never said I've never heard of TP.

    And thanks for reminding me Rita, I almost forgot to call Anon 7:12 A CUNT!!!! Thanks girlfriend!

    You make me happy when skies are gray you never know dear how much I Love You! So please don't take my sunshine away!!! Next…

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Daisy's potty mouth makes me think of Joy on my name is Earl and i gotta thing for that crazy slut.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Who or where does it say here that Carl was starting shit here, highly doubt Carl would ever lower himself down to this.

    Gunter did!

    C.D., What A Class Act You Are !! You could have sent an email to me or
    my office and said, I don't think posting those is a good idea
    because… But you are so fuckin jealous and full of hate that you go on
    this blog, like a little girl and start attacking my work, my past and
    everything about me personally. I have never treated anyone like you
    have me. Your Momma Would Be Proud !! MAN UP BITCH !! If u or anybody
    else has something to say, SAY IT TO ME !!! I'm Too Busy For This Shit !!!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    BabyMamaDrama

    So much for being a lame day, huh rita?

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Red Dirt Girl

    We sell Red Dirt Hurricane at the bar. I don't care for the original (although I still like it better than Red Bull) but the Juiced is AWESOME with 'shine or vodka!

    I know our local RDH distributor from my old Snorty Horse days and I admire both their support of the scene and their chutzpah for being entrepreneurs in this shitty economy. I hope they make millions!!

    Sorry, Beav, no Hells Angels in Tejas…gonna have to join the Bandidos if you wanna be an Outlaw biker.

    I don't know any of the photogs in question but our photog who shot pics at our Outlaws & Injuns party Saturday night kicks some serious ass!!

    Where do I buy my t-shirt?

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Red dirt hurricane energy drinks are AWESOME!!! If you haven't tried one you need to. Personally, I am a orginal kinda girl, but mixing it, I like the juiced with coconut rum!!!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    The RDH juiced energy drink is a little sweet for me. i love the sugar free though!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    get a grip on reality

    Hahaha! Do you really think THE Carl Dunn cares two shits about "Funter"? Hell no! I'm sure he's shaking at the thought of the competition. Actually the only thing he's probably scared of is "Funters" flash blinding him.

    Clear it up "Funter" what was your alias? Come on don't be shy. You posted those pics in a public forum. So clear it up in a public forum.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Oh I believe Funter Fartz isn't his real name. I'm guessing its Cecil or Jasper who's probably some kind of grifter and changes his name from scene to scene. Oh and aren't the best con artists likable people? Just sayin.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    hey mofle…very transparent self promotion buddy…

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Red Dirt Girl

    Dear Rita,
    Thanks for making me have to go to Wikipedia and read every freakin word on there about the Dukes of Hazzard. And laugh my ass off remembering the cheesy ass storylines. And think about eating chocolate ice cream cones at my grandma's house on Friday nights waiting for the stupid Incredible Hulk to be over so I could watch my first crush Bo. Now it's late and I'm tired and I still haven't found my PTA notebook.

    Love,
    RDG

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Carl Dunn's fact checker

    For all of you who think Hunter could do wrong because he's such a "nice" guy. Here's further proof. this was the last cover he claimed as his own.
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/en/c/ca/AkimboAlogo.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.answers.com/topic/akimbo-alogo-1&usg=__tpzn0pfUId85WcpOacr22KzC12k=&h=200&w=200&sz=27&hl=en&start=56&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=oEbSoSAuFf9GNM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkim%2Bmitchell%2BAkimbo%2BAlogo%26start%3D42%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26ndsp%3D21%26tbs%3Disch:1

    Notice in the credits it lists Dimo Safari as the photographer. Was that one of your aliases? Because someone is still using that name! Go ahead and defend it.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Daisy

    C.D.- again this morning someone must have pissed in your cornflakes! Your're such a loser dude. You still must trippin from all the acid you've done in the 70's! And the prick of the year award goes to: none other then the old jealous Fucker " THE Carl Punn"! How arrogant is that? All this was explained about how it worked in the 80's. Damn shit head, Get over yourself. Hey if you start playing nice maybe Hunter will let watch his when he shoots those hot girls. Maybe then you'd might lighten up!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Haha! Really? Let me explain to you how this works. Just because Hunter promises to get you backstage if you show him your tits doesn't mean he's a good photographer

    Some of us have a brain. Links (and I'm sure there are many) prove what most of us already know, he's a liar. The only kind of artist he is is a con one.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Larry Mofle

    "hey mofle…very transparent self promotion buddy…"

    Not THAT transparent really :) – but it is true…

    John D Hale drove from SE Missouri 4 years ago when NOBODY knew who he was for the rodeo event – I remember these things because, as I stated earlier, I appreciate their dedication and understand the cost associated with doing something like that.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    OMG, someone actually believed that lame ass shit about the 80s? Jesus.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    "THE" Carl Punn"! Ha! Yeah Daisy, I caught the "THE" in caps that Get a Grip (yeah right) said about the man and it reminded me of that Whoopi Goldberg movie with the basketball player who kept referring to himself as a third person. He was an ass too. I was glad when Whoopi brought him down a notch.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Daisy

    Hey Anon 6:41 (I mean C.D.) Don't you have something better to do than be vendictive and flat out fucking mean. Maybe you should post some recent pics so we can see what your bragging rights are. All I'm seeing is old stuff. Lots of people are talking shit about YOU now and what a sorry arrogant asshole you are.
    It's time to move on and get over yourself!

    You sound like a very bitter OLD man. Go eat a fuckin PRUNE.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    I love the irony of Daisywhore asking people if they have something better to do. Especially to a legend like Carl. And there is no way in hell Carl is reading this or any other blog. And to ask him for bragging rights? Bitch please. He is a FUCKING LEGEND. He has shot Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, and ELVIS. And when you look up his name those pictures SHOW UP! What have you done "Daisy"? Oh you and your friends have sucked married dick and bragged about it on a website. Way to go. Oh and you "sell" tshirts for people that have people on their acutal payroll to do that. You are a joke Meghan. You and all your little whores you run with. But great job defending Gunter, I guess he will hook you up with a free session of you in your bathing suit top in his backyard. Really professional material.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    1stouttathelimo

    At this point, you whiny fuck photogs needs to get a life and start seeking a new line of hobby. I don't come to this site to hear yall stupid fucks argue about shit that no one gives a flying fuck about.

    I have a digital SLR camera, a $1000 lens, the photoshop and can create photos better than most of yall any day of the week, drunk, sober, high, or amped up on Red Dirt Energy Drink.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    No way in hell is CD posting on Rita Ballou in reference to Cunter.

    The mob mentality here is insane. I felt sorry for Funter for the abuse he has been taking. But to call out CD? What is the point of that? What on Earth could CD possibly care about Funter or TP or anyone else?

    If you post some songs or photos or poems or anything that you created, and someone finds out that you are misrepresenting yourself, you probably should remove it. In this instance, it appears Funter did the right thing and removed it until he can prove otherwise.

    If he knows that CD is the one who busted him, then I understand the anger, but do you really know that Funter? Or are you assuming that CD cares?

    No way is CD the one who called you out.

    Does Daisy somehow have information that it is CD because she sure jumped on the Cunter train real quick?

    Funter is going to get attention because of his brash behavior and his in your face style. That draws attention Funter, and I believe that is the point right? Get attention = get noticed = get business? The drawback is that people want to know more about you, and they start to check you out. It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out what it going on here. I have an iPhone for a camera and even I can see that.

    I like Red Dirt Hurricane, OurTracks, Cody, and Rita Ballou. And I like Funter. I think a better response than clling out other photographers would be to prove the legitimacy of some of his photos. That is what was in question, and I hope he DOES prove it so the 4 people who give a shit can get on with life and talk about which band member is screwing which DS, and which band has the most in the closet gay guys.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    SN

    I seriously doubt Carl Dunn even knows this blog exists. I don't know much about Hunter but I do know Dimo Safari is pretty well known in the photography world and his name wouldn't be on anything he didn't actually do. He also sells prints. We photographers are an ego driven bunch and I know for me personally if someone accused of me of not taking a picture I actually took I would be like bring it on bitches! No way in fucking hell would I take it down. But that's just me.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    PhotoshopMakesMeLookGood

    1stouttathelimo said…
    the photoshop and can create photos better than most of yall any day of the week

    Amen. Who gives a shit about these fucking photo pricks? I can photoshop too bithces! And people call Funter fake.

    They are just DS going about it in a different way.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    SN

    Very true photoshopmakesme look good, the only people with a bigger ego than photogs is musicians. Most of these bands can't afford to have a real photographer come and shoot them so when someone asks of course they say yes. The photog feels important because they're shooting a band (of course be careful at BBs those fuckers will take a sister down) and the band feels important because they have someone with a big lens making them look good. Its a win win.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Ok let me make sure I have this straight. You're saying hunter did the right thing by taking work down that he didn't have the right to put up in the first place? Got it.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Kandi

    100% confident Carl isn't posting here because I just talked to him. I did however send him over the link…he'll have some interesting reading in a little while. :)

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Rick James Bitch

    I think personally, CD is getting on here. He has a FB people!! Yes, we know he is older than a damn dino. But, it happens, some of the older folks do know about the internet. I know it's hard to believe but it is true! Now, I think CD is just jealous cause he isn't getting the business Hunter is! And if Carl truly worked with all these artist back then, then he would know how it worked or let me guess he snuck into every concert and took pictures? Does he even have any covers and if so then he'd know how it worked. SERIOUSLY, Carl is the type of person to say this shit… open your eyes people!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    SN

    Oh, oh, oh, the other major point difference between a photog and DSer is that me and my best gal pal would rather blow a 70-200 IS 2.8 then some musician. Yeah I know its sick.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Hunter

    I'm getting really tired of this too, and the only reason I defended myself yesterday was because Rita told me that I should and a few others on this board said I should. I appreciate everyone that came to my defense and I could care less about what the others think. What matters is that I know my work, and I know my character. I'm not a thief, a liar, a perv, or a con-artist. I didn't say one bad thing about CD's work and I don't intend to. I just don't think anyone, legend or not, should treat others like shit.

    The last thing I have to say is that if everyone knew the entire story about what happened at Steamboat, then they would understand why I said what I said. Being bullied by and talked to by the "legend" like I was a tick on his ass and all the petty comments that were made to me that week by him is proof enough for me that these comments (which are identical to the ones made to me there) are being made from the same person or at least someone speaking on his behalf.

    If you can’t put your real name on the comments made toward me, then please email me or call me or come out to the ranch and talk to me in person. I would rather know who is attacking me and my reputation than try to defend myself against someone who is too much of a coward to let me know what they think about me.

    This is the last time you will hear from me, so everyone who keeps calling me to tell me what is being said please stop. I don’t care.

    I do feel sorry for you people out there that want to be miserable and make others miserable. We are all God's children and are supposed to love each other.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    draaaaaaaaaaama llamas

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Does CD have any covers? Use your google on them internets and look for yourself. Questioning CD's reputation and history makes you look silly.

    Is CD the one posting this stuff? Highly doubtful for many reasons.

    Is CD a fan of Hunter? Probably not. Apparently Hunter knows that already. If CD has said things to him in person, then there would be no reason to say them again anonymously.

    Is this really even a topic of photography at all anyway? It is more a question of integrity. Hunter is a somewhat pubic figure in this music scene, so I see the relevance. If you hang around shows long enough you will probably run into him. Seems like a nice enough guy. Clearly there are artists who like him and who vouch for him, so leave it at that.

    I appreciate being able to see pictures from events I cannot go to, so I don't see the big deal. Who cares if it is any good or not? It is just a picture of a band.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Its not about whether he's good or not. Its about him posting album covers and saying he took them when its blatantly obvious he did not.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Pansies and Posies

    Ohhh, and about Boland getting busted for marajuana in Refugio… As a resident of South Texas myself, I can almost GUARANTEE that the Stragglers probably weren't too far from their initial point of sale and purchase of the stuff! I mean, it's South Texas and Refugio. Let's be honest here…

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    1stouttathelimo

    Who gives a fuck if some "legend" talked smack to you and bullied you. Get the fuck over it and move on down the road holmes.

    The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. – Hunter S. Thompson

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Cody

    This is crazy! Why are you people trying to ruin someones life? Why do you people have such a hate for someone whom most of you probally don't even know? I think enough has been said. Now you all are just being down right cruel. This is one topic Rita needs to put a stop to. Whatever happened to Peace?

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Kandi

    Moving onto stuff that really matter in the real scheme of things…who's going to the Cain's show of the Stragglers, Aaron Watson and Kyle Park on Friday? CD Release of High in the Rockies…should be a good 'un.

    …and while we're on the subject of great music and musicians, check out the new Turnpike Troubadours new cd. It's killer.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    Haha. He put up work that he claimed was his!!! He got called out for it. He ruined his own credibility by doing that. He did it to himself.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Yes! What Kandi said.

    Look I ain't trying to ruin your good time but I damn sure aint letting yours ruin mine.

    Who cares. I don't know what to do. I just wanted to blog. If all you ruthless assholes can't behave and rita has to go away and misses her chance for a coffee date with Brandon Jenkins I will out all your ip addresses. I'm not sure if that can even be done, but I'll google it.

    I'm going to have to spend my time I should be using to watch the American Idol results show and police and delete all this crap now.

    Be nice. And if I'm a hypocrite pussy for saying that, then so be it.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Lola

    am I missing something? when did this become a blog about photographers? who cares who takes the pics. geez people. can we move on to a different topic already, like how insanely jealous I am of the cop that got to frisk Boland and hottie merch boy.

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Anonymous

    "Carl Dunn’s photographs have appeared on more than 30 album covers including those by Led Zeppelin, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jimi Hendrix, and The Moody Blues. As a professional Rock photographer his work has been published in the international music press for over 30 years throughout Japan, Germany, France, Australia, England, and the United States. Carl’s photographs were featured in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s special “Led Zeppelin” exhibit as well as Ross Halfin’s legendary books “The Photographers Led Zeppelin” and “The Who Live”.

    — Yeah, that guy gives a shit what some dude with dirty words on a hat and a camera thinks.

    There are those who talk the talk, and those who walk the walk

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    Daisy

    Well my guess is that this same anonymous who keeps bringing up this DEAD DEAD horse has to be Carl Dunn Himself. Get over it man! You're a fucking dinosaur. Who cares what the fuck you did 30 yrs ago? What the hell are you doing now old man? Someone needs a bitch slapping!

  • Reply April 14, 2010

    hard at hearing tshirt guy

    The irony in Daisy saying someone else is beating a dead whore almost makes me wanna have a seizure.

    Oh wait, dead horse. My bad.

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    fattymcfatterson

    I wish I was smart enough to figure out what the fuck was going on around here.

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    Anonymous

    Daisy, sometimes I wonder if you were raised by wolves.

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Daisy

    Anon said-
    Daisy, sometimes I wonder if you were raised by wolves.

    Probally so my dear! But i'd say it was a step up from you being raised by a whore…just sayin

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    BabyMamaDrama

    Ok, Whoever keeps posting about Carl… it was SO yesterdays news who cares…. Let's move on people… it's like when there's a wreck on 45 in Houston and everyone stops just to see what happend… and causes a 2 hr delay… time to move on! Hunter has said his peace… either you believe him or you don't! I don't care to keep hearing about the Carl Dunn ego trip!

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    Kandi, the REAL Carl Dunn, the same one you know to be the real Carl Dunn also just sent me a message, he didn't have to do that but he did and it was a very nice thing to do, like i said before, Carl Dunn would never lower himself down to this. End of subject…..how about that Turnpike Troubadours CD, love it!

  • Reply April 15, 2010

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    Anonymous

    was jason hood sliding like bo duke? jesus christ. pics? anyone? anyone?

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Rita Ballou

    Jeffery,

    Are you name dropping again? I am trying to help you buddy. They are gonna through the Doucheykhuis thing at you again! :) Work with me here brother!

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    Ok, when ever i need to mention someone by name in order to complete sentences and use proper English i will come up with some sort of GW code for that person, better? Have a nice day and let em throw it, i don't care anymore.

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    FG

    The best quote of this whole thread: "I do feel sorry for you people out there that want to be miserable and make others miserable. We are all God's children and are supposed to love eachother". That's awesome! I guess if we really love God we should look the other way and let you pull the wool over an entire scene. My bad.

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    SN

    Wow with all this God talk and the Funter/CD shoot out at the SLR corral this verse comes to mind. I picture CD riding in on a horse with his ponytail blowing in the wind.

    "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Anonymous

    SN, That fits perfect, just maybe he's carrying Funters head like on Ray Wylie's album cover.

  • Reply April 15, 2010

    Anonymous

    Looks like Jeffs name dropping to try to get him some of that "candy".

  • Reply April 16, 2010

    Jeff Dykhuis

    "candy" is happily married and i respect that, sorry. Some of us still have morals.

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