Letters to the Editor

From the week of January 10,2002

Finally, Westword could actually help the Denver AIDS community by reporting on all the good things that the Colorado AIDS Project and other agencies do today instead of taking potshots at them for past failings. They deserve financial support from all of us.

Al McKittrick, executive director
PWA Coalition Colorado

Gorillaz in the Mist

Give a hoot, don't be a snoot: Westword has always been on the forefront of bringing us news on music and letting its readers know what is happening in the not-so-mainstream scene, at least until December 27. In "Discmania," I was surprised to see Melanie Haupt call Radio 1190 "snooty" and go on to write that the station does not play the Gorillaz album. Where in the world has she been? Does she listen at all to Radio 1190, or have mainstream music stations robbed her of her senses? The Gorillaz album received an immense amount of airplay on 1190 and was also in the station's top-100 countdown.

Not only is Haupt's info wrong, but calling 1190 snooty is just ridiculous. It is the only station in Colorado that plays bands like the Gorillaz, or the Coup, or Wesley Willis, and it is the only station in our area that supports the local music scene like no other station around.

Here's my suggestion: If Westword wants to stay ahead of other papers in regard to writing about music, make sure your writers know what they are talking about.

Nina Astrid
via the Internet

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