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Apr 11, 2014 Soto commented on Drivers Decry "Predatory" Uber.
For anyone that's confused about the insurance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_5FUffc…
Apr 11, 2014 Soto commented on Drivers Decry "Predatory" Uber.
@2 Spot on!
Aug 24, 2012 Soto commented on Ben Weasel Hates Me Because I Misinterpreted His Lyrics When I Was 15.
@39 Whoa, I never said remotely she had it coming. Ben Weasel clearly reacted wrong. But I think it's agreeable that if I go to a show, and start throwing ice cubes at the singer because I disagree with them, I'd be a fucking idiot psycho, and I should leave. They were acting like assholes on both ends. If you've ever worked security, you'd know that securitys job is to prevent an incident from erupting or even happening. They clearly failed. And my real critique is with an article focused around a single individual because it's safe. If it was really to bring the message home, i think it'd be more daring. @39 worded my point better than I did, both about celebrating certain aspects of someone's character, and also the head and the heart. Haha. That band has a trail of drunken dysfunction across the nation. Personally, I recognize humanity, and it's the intention and sincerity of an apology. If a dude was throwing ice cubes at me while at my show because he's miserable, and on a negative path blaming everyone for everything, I would prefer to talk to him one on one, or I could be pushed to my frustration limits as many do. As a cab driver, I have been pushed to my limits of the Belltown Friday night shirt guys, as well as some "punks" who want discounts because I look like a punk too. When things go wrong, I apologize and work on myself. It doesn't mean I'm a bad person. And as I stated earlier, life experience goes a long way. You have the immature who antagonize and push, as well as mock. Much worse and in a form very bigoted of their opposite culture. And I will give you this, sure, i guess Ben weasel is relevant now. He helps me reflect what I found about saying fuck you to elitism and being PC when I was a kid. I identified with him in many (not all) ways. He also taught me that all my homophobic friends at the time needed a kick in the ass.
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Aug 23, 2012 Soto commented on Ben Weasel Hates Me Because I Misinterpreted His Lyrics When I Was 15.
No doubt he has issues. He's admitted that before the incident. On national tv none the less. And by the way, they were just here with their good friends the queers. And how do we know hes not dealing with them? People attack him like they were there with him at the holiday dinner before the family erupts in anger. There's more important shit to talk about then some accusatory bs towards a punk from someone's child hood. The cause is lost, and the argument misdirected. I'm going to work now.
Aug 23, 2012 Soto commented on Ben Weasel Hates Me Because I Misinterpreted His Lyrics When I Was 15.
@31 I'll never justify him hitting a woman. I will say that security failed at their job to let her antagonize him, and she was very immature, as was Ben. He reacted extremely wrong. But we all know, are friends with, and are blood with people that have done perhaps worse. To single him out, when in fact he's also helped many people through things, is bizarre to me. Why him? Many of America's revolutionaries have been homophobic and misogynistic. Why someone petty like Weasel? Because its safe? And the running of the bulls is awesome and amazing? To who? And he's not relevant to me today. He was when I was 17. That's part of my point. Why would I go back and attempt to analyze any of that shit? I'm not going to analyze any of the jock rock that I hated and that hated me in high school, I just move forward. And by the way. Life experience is what's dealt to you, not what you choose. You'll find very different experiences from those who choose, and those that have been dealt.
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Aug 23, 2012 Soto commented on Ben Weasel Hates Me Because I Misinterpreted His Lyrics When I Was 15.
In my experience, if you are misunderstood, contradictory, standing up for yourself, then you are years ahead of the critics in that you have experienced life. Critics can turn things as black and white as they want, and that's fine. It usually means they have a real lack of life experience, and it's part of the growing process. Because anyone who has been through real shit 100% on their own knows there is no black and white, there is only circumstantial. To take specific a specific incident, lyric, whatever it may be, then say "This is who this person is", is straight up ignorant. To point fingers at anyone, instead of looking at yourself and analyzing why we believe the way we do is obsurd to me. I've enjoyed many of Megan's writings, and I'm thankful that Seattle has her. But, I feel this article is more finger pointing, name calling and mocking than her actual point. Things are not this easy to analyze. And to analyze any Screeching Weasel song is wacky. Except maybe science of myth which rules. And side note, I got to play with screeching weasel in 1990 on 21st and Madison. He was super nice to this 17 year old boy, he cracked a few jokes about me being straight edge, and we shared my Gatorade. I saw him again at gilman st. and same treatment. His music really helped this confused kid through some of the toughest years of my life. His outlook was not one side or the other, but circumstantial. The world was filled (and still is) of self righteous left or right. It was something I had a hard time finding. It was certainly welcome in my world. But I found my way through the garbage pile the world gave to me. I never looked back at the taunting, the jocks, the fights, the lacking ability to find a girl friend, I just quietly worked on myself and hope that other like minded people will sense that and maybe get inspired if they haven't quite figured it out. I'm done being a hippy now. Just my 2 cents. And yes, I know I ramble, but I have opinions too.
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