Agony Shorthand

Wednesday, June 16, 2004
EVAN DANDO SURPRISINGLY NOT ABLE TO BRING THE RAMALAMA.....Pretty funny to hear that Evan Dando, who's been vocalizing in place of the dearly departed Rob Tyner on this recent MC5 reunion tour thing (billed as DTK/MC5), is not hitting it off with the fans. Apparently he didn't even have to audition for the role, he simply had to say that he, like 1 billion others, "is an MC5 fan". Last night he had a smack-up with some enraged fans. Love it. Couldn't they have slotted someone a bit more appropriate for the job, like Mark Arm (who takes over tonight) or Rubin Fiberglass? Wow. But hey, you've got to feel pretty confident that MARSHALL CRENSHAW is now filling the Fred "Sonic" Smith axe spot. Those two are like peas in a pod, right?