Maty’s Corner #19 Ben Weasel; He’s a Jerk, He’s a Hero! Ben Weasel is one of most maligned, polarizing and interesting characters in the punk scene. He’s captained two defining bands, authored 2 books, is presently working on a musical and has effortlessly pissed off most of the “punk” scene. Gonna apologize in advance if I get anything wrong and do my best shed some light on a nasty rumor or two. Strap in and take a ride to the punk house. Ben’s first and most notable band Screeching Weasel started in 1987 in Prospect Heights Illinois and became a … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #19 Ben Weasel; He’s a Jerk, He’s a Hero!
So Larry Livermore put out a book about Lookout Records and appearently misrepresents Screeching Weasel based off of info from John “Jughead”. Less than surprising considering that a lot of the scene is hell bent on maligning Ben Weasel. -Maty Almost Now for Ben’s posted thoughts on the book. So, this Lookout Records book that just came out – what a mess. It focuses way more on SW than I’d imagined it would. If I’d known I was living that comfortably and rent-free in Larry’s head I’d’ve done a few things differently. But the main thing is the factual … Continue reading Lookout! Or Else. More Ben Weasel
So There’s A Lynch Mob After You! A primer for the beleaguered punk singer Fat Mike, you’re having a bad week. You’re in the soup and there’s no use pretending otherwise. But I’m here to help, brother. Take a deep breath, count to ten and sit down while Poppa Weasel shows you how it’s done. As you may have heard, I had a little trouble along these lines about 3 1/2 years ago when I slugged a woman in one of our crowds who had been showering me with beer, spit and ice cubes (including one right above the old … Continue reading A nice letter from Ben Weasel to Fat Mike