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Along with all the e-nastiness I received was also a whiff of intelligence. One writer, who wanted his name withheld and who we'll call, umm, Jim, says: "I think the 'boy'-cotters need to pull their heads out of their asses, start playing and quit bitching ... suck it up, if you plan to be in the music business, you have to be prepared to take some blows to the chin."

A kindred spirit! And what's more, this insightful chum is only about ten years younger than your "Amplified" spokesman. Even at the tender age of 17, some punks get it. How refreshing.

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NOTES TO SELF: Put garbage in neighbor's can, tell ginofan1@aol.com I will not make the Houston branch of the FBI come to my office and sweep for Gino Vanelli chest hairs, nor will I sell whatever Vanelli-lifeform detritus is discovered for profit, AND, when talking about "The NASCAR Rocks on the Road with The Allman Brothers Band 30th Anniversary Tour," which will be coming to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Friday, July 23, do not refer to it as "The Allman Brothers concert," "That NASCAR thingy," "The Redneck 5,000" or "The NASCAR Rocks on the Road with The Allman Brothers Band 30th Anniversary Commencement Exercise." And, oh, yeahŠ don't forget to mention locals Mary Cutrufello and Mark May will be opening.

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The ceremony will be Monday, August 2, 1999, at someplace. Winners will be announced in next week's issue.

E-mail Anthony Mariani at anthony_mariani@houstonpress.com.

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