EDIT: While Unions are protesting the lazer-bullet-rattlesnake-tornado-torpedo of Right-To-Work laws being throttled through the legislative process, Mallot is busy hanging out with Keith Richards and Johnny Depp?
UPDATE: If you can’t get to the Zeppelin’s Facebook (because he deleted it like a coward), the OG photo appeared like this with the text:
SOMETIMES A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS…….
A free trip to NYC, awesome room overlooking Central Park at the
Helmsley Park Lane, VIP laminate, and the best seats in the house to
the hottest show in music history and a cool varsity tour jacket.
None of which would have ever been possible if not for the
misrepresentations of a Lansing newspaper and the integrity of a R&R
God who didn’t like being used as a pawn to destroy a community music
ISN’T POETIC JUSTICE JUST FRICKIN’ AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!
ORIGINAL POST STARTS HERE:
I don’t have a Facebook account for a lot of reasons [here, here, here, and of course here] but if I did I might have caught on to what Michael Malott of Zeppelin’s Music Hall has been up to a little sooner. If you’re from Lansing you probably remember the two articles that appeared in the City Pulse about the place, first the article introducing the living room sized venue that costs $100 to rent, and then just five months later the piece highlighting the framed panties of musical tumor Courtney Love, and the totally not-made-up story that he really spent as the road manager for Van Halen that actually-happened-on-Earth-and-not-in-his-mind.
Well it looks like the venue isn’t doing shows anymore, and Mike has quite a bit of free time to launch a homophobic smear campaign against City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz. Take some time to visit berlschwartz.biz [SITE IS NOW DELETED], where Malott takes every opportunity to let you know that Schwartz is non-heteronormative, and posts both the name of Schwartz’ partner and their home address in case your idea of being a tourist in your own town includes hate crimes. The “Berl Betrays A City” section of the site references a hilarious yet fictitious book by Malott using the nom de plume William R. Vanderbilt entitled Without Integrity, Ethics or Pride: The True Story of how Berl Schwartz and his Lansing City Pulse Publication Undermined an Entire City for Greed, Profit and Revenge. If you like to laugh, please take a minute to preview the book on Amazon.com! Spoiler alert: He calls Lansing a shithole, and the back cover notes that all proceeds of the book will go to the racist bigots at the American Family Association. If you like his work, please check out some of the other works by this celebrated author:
Lansing: Abandoned Businesses, High Crime and No Future – A gripping work of skewed statistics ripped directly from the headlines of a real estate search site.
You Got To Be Kidding Me!: Outrageous Spam Emails – A compilation of spam emails with no editorial. The perfect gift for anyone with a blind hatred for trees.
One of my friends actually tried to order one these books, but the order was cancelled. He was bummed, but it would probably be a bigger bummer if these books were real.
Anyway, when that place first opened Malott tried to organize battle-of-the-bands competitions which are the hallmark of exploitative bullshit. If you open a joke of a venue with no insight into the local music scene, its your fault when it fails. So fuck your shitty club, fuck your rock and roll stories, fuck your fake charity (try listing what you have donated, not what has been donated to you), and most of all fuck your homophobic hate speech.