We don’t know whether to be proud or disappointed (but we called mom anyway).
After falling short in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta voting to far superior indie music blogs like Ohmpark (we are serious about that part), we figured we still had a good shot to make the local freebie’s annual list of 11 Least Influential. Among the many things we lack (like street cred, legitimate adverts, and worthwhile posts) we figured influence certainly has to be right up there. If there ever was a lead pipe lock, this had to be it.
We anxiously awaited the 2009 release of the infamous list, relentlessly forgetting to ask somebody if they knew when the issue was coming out. Then we saw it. Out of nowhere. There it was at the bottom of the stairway at Eddie’s Attic on Wednesday night. Oh, nervous knees!
When we saw the cover we initially thought the odds were pretty good that we made the list. After all, we had shoes just like two out of the three guys on the cover. We couldn’t wait to see if we finally got our due. We picked up the paper and nervously flipped through the pages almost immediately after we walked over to Sushi Avenue, sat down, ordered, and finished our miso soup, chirashi, Kirin Ichiban, and red bean ice cream.
When we finally found the list, there was a glimmer of hope (or was it desperation?) when we saw the near magic phrase “A-List” at number 10. But alas, it was some other A-List that they were talking about – not us. Apparently, some guy wants to get on an A-List but he’s not that smart about the interwebs or something and doesn’t know that he can get on Atlanta’s A-List right here at atlalist.com.
What’s more this guy who edged us out at number 10, he’s been on syndicated daytime television – like twice. C’mon, T…V. That’s huge! We can’t even get picked up by Hype Machine. Certainly there has to be some influencelessness cred in that, right? But no, not for us. We can’t even get a disdainful lack of love from CL.
Oh well, maybe mom’s right…there’s always next year.