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eric o
Posted: Nov 14, 2003 10:15 pm

Alex McWhirter never sang before joining Detriment, a metal band that includes Kip Wright, 16, on bass; Mark Trussell, 15, on lead guitar; and Patrick Moseley, 17, on drums.

"Kip called me up and was like, 'Hey, dude. Can you do kind of singing, like screaming and stuff?' " said McWhirter, 15. "And I was like, 'Sure, why not?' "

Wright and Trussell also liked McWhirter's resemblance to Phil Anselmo from Pantera.

McWhirter sang Pantera's "Hellbound" for the band: "I did the high scream on that and they were just like, 'Oh, dude!' "

"We had never heard him before and he sounded perfect," Trussell said.

The members of Detriment played "Withered Hand," one of their originals, at their audition for last spring's White Station High School talent show. The lyrics begin, "A Southern man with life's ending hand has pulled a soul from an empty grave."

"We probably played like a minute and they told us to stop," Trussell said.


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Posted: Nov 14, 2003 10:56 pm
I like how you don't have to register for the Commercial Appeal the way they make you do at the uppity New York Times.
Posted: Nov 14, 2003 11:43 pm
"Withered Hand" is a cool title.
Andrew Earles
Posted: Nov 18, 2003 9:23 pm
How easy would it be just to form fake bands and get into that column? Probably not as easy as it was before I posted that question on a public message board.
Posted: Nov 19, 2003 1:17 am
i thought that this town was nothing but a bunch of made up bands...just a bunch of backwater hacks and malcontents...slogging around in this nations cess pool...
Posted: Nov 19, 2003 9:35 am
Earles-Probably wouldn't be that hard. Didn't Michael Donohue get in trouble ten or so years ago for making up a review for a show that he was supposed to go to and had missed or something? I thought I heard that he'd showed up really late and just asked some random dude outside how it had gone and based his story on that, which was total bullshit. Like, one of the bands didn't even play?
If I'm making this up, it's probably time to stop drinking for a little while.
eric o
Posted: Nov 19, 2003 9:41 am
that was ron wynn... he got fired from the com appeal for that. yeah, one of the bands didn't play, but he gave 'em a good review.

i thought it was just good journalism.

Posted: Nov 19, 2003 9:48 am
"If you have don't know what happened, say something nice."
I think that's pretty good journalism.
herman rarebell
Posted: Nov 19, 2003 6:27 pm
is that head shot of donahue for real? he's like a walking parody. i like to picture him thoughtfully scribbling notes while hanging out with detriment.
eric o
Posted: Nov 19, 2003 6:43 pm
yeah that's him. very visible. very positive work he does. walking in the light.

"hey, are there any more bands at your high school i could talk to?"

eric o
Posted: Nov 20, 2003 9:42 pm
Society Paige
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 12:21 am
Michael Donahue is a very likeable guy. He can be really funny, as in Tuesday night, when deciding didn't want to wait for valet parkers to get to his car, just drove over their little orange cones and parked right there on top of 'em. I thought that was great. So did the valet people - turns out he has a grabage-filled car that grosses them out. Whatever. He's still pretty damn nice, though he can get paranoid. Thinks you're mocking him sometimes when making polite conversation. Don't understand that.
eric o
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 12:30 am
Yeah! Screw Valets! Go MD!

I almost just ran over the orange cones in front of the Pie In The Sky Pizza place on Cooper- they got 2 big cones out there, on a public street, for their delivery drivers to park. And they're closed!

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