Posted: Oct 3, 2008 11:36 am
Tell 'em to fuck off. I've had some experience with this sort of thing before.
Letter received from band with the same name:
I am Johnny "Mashed Potato" Kline, bassist for the original "Cool
Jerks", a nine-piece, non-threatening, fun-lovin' group of friends
and party animals that plays oldies and cutting edge original material on
the west coast. We hail from San Fran, and The Cool Jerks is our name
and we had it first. Our friends and fans have all been giving us grief because of this band, obviously not so fun-lovin', has taken this web domain. That is BS. We can do one of two things. We can offer
you money for the name, ($100) or we can talk with our attorneys.
Dan, the percussionist for the original "Cool Jerks" happens to be a
lawyer. So is Thornton "Do You Love Me" Johnson, our 2nd keyboard
player. You weren't brave enough to leave your name, so I assume you
will respond in a timely manner. Your cooperation is expected and
John "MP" Kline"
"Hey there, "Mashed Potato"!
We are "The Cool Jerks", and you guys are "Cool Jerks". Actually, it seems that you guys are just plain jerks. Hey while you are at it maybe you should harass the 70's Spanish band, "Cool Jerks" (who were around long before you twits) and the German Band, "Cool Jerks"(who we had a lot of FUN playing with last Spring in Bremen). You fun-lovers oughta come play with us in Memphis sometime, in between your cheezy corporate fun-fests. As for your generous offer; I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire for $100.
I guess maybe you can sue us and we can change our name to "The East Coast Cool Jerks(who got sued by some lame, old, pansy, cat-fuckers in the "West Coast Cool Jerks" who thought they were big, bad rock stars). That's sort of a mouth full, though.
Davie "Sweet Potato" Boyer"
Just give them a list of all the Flips that are out there (even before them), and tell 'em to do their worst.