ZeroFriends SF Grand Opening: Saturday, March 16th!

This Saturday, ZeroFriends is finally having a grand opening of their new SF retail shop just around the corner from our Upper Playground Fillmore location. Open from noon to 7PM, come celebrate St. Patricks day with Alex Pardee, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, N8 Van Dyke, Jon Wayshak, Matt136, Chloe Rice and more!

Saturday, March 16th, from 12 Noon to 7 PM
419 Haight St (Lower Haight, in between Fillmore & Webster) San Francisco

More info at their blog, Eyesuckink or at zerofriends.com

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Luther Campbell

Posted from The Citrus Report

The first interview we ever tried to get on the Citrus Report was Luther Campbell… and if you use the search tool on our website, you will be able to see we were not successful. But that doesn’t mean it was a pointless attempt, on the contrary, we got close. We were even in contact with Luther’s assistant, explaining to her what the Citrus Report is all about, what we were trying to do, and how we were trying to bring the magazine to the Internet the right way. We said we didn’t want a daily blog (well, we did), we wanted to use all our own content (have you ever tried to run one of these things, you sort of have to borrow all the time), and we really wanted to open the site up with a Luther Campbell interview (we actually wanted to open up with a Sasha Grey interview, which we did…).

But here is the thing with 4th, maybe even 5th tier celebrities that VH-1 gives programming to: they start thinking that they are an important 3rd tier star. Luther was going to do the interview, and then just didn’t return our emails, exchanges, and fell off the face of the earth. He started thinking that he was more E! network than 2 Live Crew, which is not really in the world of reality, now is it? Luther Campbell stood us up.

This is the problem with reality shows and the Internet now. Sure, people like Luther Campbell, Kathy Griffin, and Bobby Brown get their extra 15 minutes of kind of fame, and they get a little more cash in their pockets, but the joke is still on them. (Luther, we are sorry, but damn man, you are early ’90’s nostalgia, and not the Tribe Called Quest kind, you are the Tipper Gore kind). If you would have just stayed the path of not becoming a celebrity rehab assignment or whatever they are selling on the D-List these days, you would probably have more money in your pocket than doing retread reality shows. All we are saying is the joke is on these long-forgotten celebs and that is why they just got $200,000 for one year in your 40s. If the joke was on us, it would have been $2.5 million a year over the last decade. We have friends on Facebook who can be just as famous with a Flip cam and a nipple slip. Its the world we are in now, aren’t we over the D-List?

Truth be told, we still love Luther Campbell, we got that great N8 Van Dyke illustration up there in a chance that Luther would have done the piece, and we can laugh about now. But don’t stand people up.

(The Citrus Report on a weird rant, October 19th, 2010)

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