02/11/2008

IT'S BOYCOTT AND ABUSE TIME!

Tonight the person who runs Wicked Trips and Rising Viper Records in Swansea, South Wales attacked me. He repeatedly punched me in the face and ripped my hoody (by http://www.existclothing.com an awesome Swansea skate shop and clothing brand) over I'm not sure what. It seems he had read my music blog "Boxing Duck!" and seemed to be very upset because I was enjoying music and sharing what I liked, he finds this very offensive and rather upsetting. I would suggest you do not associate yourselves with either http://www.wickedtrips.com/ nor http://risingviper.com/.

If you ever experience something like this in Swansea I urge you to contact http://www.south-wales.police.uk/ who I am sure will help you resolve the issue or just do nothing which is why I didn't contact them, I'm just using their link to benefit my cause, whoop.

I hope you enjoyed this free speech broadcast.

Yours Sincerely
The Boxing Duck!

Disclaimer: Boxing Duck! does not encourage nor endorse abuse but fully supports boycotting :-p

24 comments:

Dunc said...

well that's uncool

Anonymous said...

I've heard that the record label risingviper is run by a collective of people/bands and not just Clancy. It sounds like your problem is with him - so why boycott the label??

tfrancis said...

why not?

tfrancis said...

ps, he has a problem with me. there's a difference.

Dunc said...

If someone from a tiny, pretty insignificant record label like that can't understand that blogs and bloggers are pretty much essential for their clients to be heard by anyone, then that is very sad indeed.

Anonymous said...

Dunc - with all due respect you dont know the true conversation that went on between these two people on Sat night do you? Only one persons version.
Also Alex Clancy does NOT own rising viper (regardless of significance)they are - so this changes the effect of the above comments.. Please think before you post stuff online unless you know the 100% truth.

tfrancis said...

I dont give a damn who "owns" the concept of a record label. If you are gonna act like a complete douche then you should expect your actions to affect things you are associated with.

This really is developing into a very interesting discussion. If you have been attacked by someone that does NOT own a record company please press "1" now...

The Colour Mill said...

Hmm.. this a little worrying. I dont know fully what happened on 'the night in question' but if Alex really did punch Tyron because he shares music on this blog then I'm appalled.

Tyron, I hope your ok.

Alex, perhaps you want to clear up why you hit him?

tfrancis said...

i think its more a case of didn't review a cd therefore must hate the bands therefore must hate him there for i must be attacked?

i dunno...

Anonymous said...

Well - I think you do know the truth("i dunno") of why it happened. And I find it hard to believe it was all to do with a CD review! I've heard it was more to do with personal abuse and rudness directed at said person and girlfriend. While also decrying what the label was doing in Sin City. So why dont you do your self justice and recall what exactly went on and what was said...as you are now giving a completly different story to the one you started with! I dont condone violence, however on the other hand, I can understand it as a last resort, when someone has been abused,patronised and their ideas made fun of. A lot of people have said you had this comming - please just change the way you interact with strangers Tyrone. For the sake of peace.Swansea is a small city and WE ( the people involved in the music/creative scene however pityful you think it is) need to get on together. Shake hands and make up!

tfrancis said...

firstly my name is tyron not tyrone, secondly there was no abuse on my part, and there are many people who will tell you i was just downstairs chatting to jes when clancy demanded i "come outside". thirdly i can and will say whatever the fuck i like about anything and swansea has a pathetic amount of lame bands, there is no scene and if you think there is you are a retard. fourthly, plenty of people hate me, join the queue. thanks for comming to my blog and supporting the blogging scene.

Anonymous said...

You really know how to charm people dont you. By your last comment"i can and will say whatever the fuck i like about anything and swansea has a pathetic amount of lame bands, there is no scene and if you think there is you are a retard." I think people might begin to understand how you operate and exactly what happened between you and Alex on Sat night. You still haven't explained in detail what happened so we can only take this ommission to be one of guilt on your part - that you did provoke Alex on Sat night and insult him and his girlfriend. When you started this thread, I expect you wanted the sympathy vote however it has turned into something quite different. And now the music fraternity of Swansea can see how much you care about local musical expression - not very much, not very positive,not very supportive. Change your ways - try and be a bit more humble you'll be amazed how much better it will make you feel. Thanks for sharing your views we now understand who you are and where you are going to.

tfrancis said...

look, i've never claimed to care about the "music fraternity of swansea" and i had no idea that they even knew of my existence! i'm not positive about it because i don't like the bands and i have certainly never made any indication of wanting to support any local band except for jeremy gluck and the death of chapman baxter.

alex and his girlfriend tried selling me a promo cd a few weeks ago, i refused to pay but said i'd take a free one and review it on here, they refused. hours later he gave me one but by that time it was far too late. i have certainly never abused either of them, there might have been a bit of drunken banter that night but no more, if i had abused them he wouldn't have given me a cd at all.

fuck knows what i said to him the night in question, i was drunk, i thought he only hit me twice but apparently he staged quite a violent outburst (not the first time so i hear). no doubt i did come out with some corkers cause he was really laying into me over "not supporting the scene" and kept saying "who the fuck are you?" "i've read your blog, i know all about you!". it was madness, i had no idea what he was on about, i have no desire to have anything to do with him, i hate people, if you took the time to read any posts on here you'd know that, you'd also know that supporting random mediocre bands is something i do not subscribe to.

if i went around hitting people i didn't like i'd have no time left in my days to eat, sleep, work or breathe. you say you can see violence as a last resort, we hadn't even had crossed words before saturday night so how was violence the last resort here? when he starting yapping shit at me should i have just quietly sat down and had a snooze?

is this really that big of a deal? i wrote this post as soon as i got in, i was drunk. and let's not forget him shouting across the room at me during the baxters set.

so to clarify, i hadn't spoken to him or his girlfriend all night then he attacked me. lovely jubbly.

Anonymous said...

I would like to clear this up.

Tyron, the reason I hit you on Saturday is because I feel you are an arrogant c*nt. You offended my girlfriend on the only occasion she has ever spoken with you and I personally took full offence to that.

I gave you a copy of the ICS promo CD (for free), in the hope you would do something on this blog to show support to our cause.

It seems he had read my music blog "Boxing Duck!" and seemed to be very upset because I was enjoying music and sharing what I liked, he finds this very offensive and rather upsetting.

To me, this statement divinely shows your ignorance.

I would like to also mention that I am 100% committed to getting musicians from Swansea noticed, Rising Viper records in a non commercial project, any money we make goes straight back into the promotion and development of our bands. When mentioning the 'Swansea music scene' to you in our conversation by the cloakroom, you laughed it down and enraged me to a point that I felt words had no further meaning and dealt with it in a different medium.

I whole heartedly disagree with your comment on Swansea’s lack of music scene and pathetic amount of lame bands, in fact I feel so passionately about the exact opposite that I felt the only way to portray this was to belt you.

In my opinion, Swansea has a fantastic underground of fucking good music. No-one seems to want to do anything about it and it is people like you, undertakers in the graveyard of ambition that feed off the death of success, are the bane of the city.

In reading your blog posts, it proves that you are only satisfying your own narcissism and doing nothing to better the people that are around you. Do you not have anything better to do?

I apologise for using the method of resolution I used on Saturday night, I am sorry for hitting you Tyron. BUT, I promise you that if I ever hear of you speaking to any of my friends or family in the way you have done recently, I will do exactly the same thing as I did on Saturday night – I stand by what I did.

Somebody shouting “I’m gonna fuck you up the arse” across a dancefloor at somebody else is going to have repercussions. Cause and effect.

I am not prepared to go into an ambiguous, drawn out debate into whether or not what I did was right or wrong, I am no longer interested in this blog. If there is an issue that you feel needs to be addressed, you know where I am.

Regards.

tfrancis said...

i don't accept your apology and i'd suggest you ask to see a therapist about your anger issues like i have to every week.

we'll agree to disagree on the so called music scene.

thank you for being previously interested in my wonderful blog.

p.s there was no conversation at the cloakroom, it was an argument initiated by you and ended by you and i have no idea what was said in between.

Anonymous said...

Where the fuck is Swansea?

Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on this issue......alex clancy also beat me up and he took my lunch money(which I was gonna spent on sweeties!)....what a big horrible bully!But I didn't piss in my pants and cry to everyone else about it....I just told my dad and he beat him up for me!
If you ask me nicely TYRONE I'll get him to give him another shoeing....better still,dont be such an a little shit and people wont belt you!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I'm not a retard,so excuse the piss poor grammar!

tfrancis said...

You clearly are a retard. Thank you for going to the effort of capitalising a wrong spelling of my name, that was a nice touch. I hear that Park Plaza Hotels have lovely clean toilets, why not go and flush your own head in one?

cozski said...

I never luaghed so much... well not this morning at least! Listen you 2... I did a little course a while back in Conflict Resolution and I'd be more than happy to guide you both towards a peaceful resolution... free aswell. Let me know, Ladies ;)

tfrancis said...

i've done a million courses in that kind of stuff. thanks for the offer but i have no desire to resolve the situation :-p

tfrancis said...

i've done a million courses in that kind of stuff. thanks for the offer but i have no desire to resolve the situation :-p

Anonymous said...

Just came here for Jojo Richman and his spring spirit. He will be on 20th mars in my town.
Don't know where Swansea is, but it doesn't sound like a sea of piece, love and understanding.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha!! this is so frickin funny - you ALL come off like total w*nkers

dude who runs this blog - why do you keep this up here?? it makes you seem like a terrible jerk - even if that other guy did punch you. is it wise to vent all this crap on your own, perfectly good MUSIC blog?


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