Posted in music on August 5, 2008

Jay Reatard (and King Khan) @ Pitchfork Fest 2008 (run and shoot)
Jay Reatard

"Jay [Reatard] Lindsey did not want to play the show. Why?

He is rich now and likes to remind people of that fact. My favorite quote by him: "You know how much money I have in the bank!" Actually, Yes; $250,000 courtesy of Matador Records.
He got paid almost Four times the Dallas guarantee in Austin the night prior.
He had been doing coke for 12 hours straight.
He had not slept in two days.
He left to go buy $55 worth of LSD."[Parade Of Flesh]

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Comments (88)

rock and fucking roll.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:14 AM

I think he deserves an award. Go Jay Go.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:17 AM

jay is such a fucking douche....but damn he has made a couple of pretty good albums....

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:17 AM

this guy is such a jerk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:18 AM

where can i buy $55 of lsd?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:20 AM

55 dollars worth of lsd??? jesus christ he'll be tripping for a week

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:24 AM

why not $60 worth of LSD?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:28 AM

can't you buy a drop of liquid for, like, 5 bucks?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:30 AM

i bet he ditched the dallas show to steal the stooges gear!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:31 AM

Dude needs a break, a vacation, REHAB and a money man. Keeping $250k in 1 bank account is fucking stupid. FDIC will only cover $50k.

With all the drugs and all the people pulling at him, the worst traits in his personality are starting to show.


* LSD has not been made in years. The chemical compound that is currently called LSD is not a strong as the original batches. Where as with weed quality has gone up, LSD has significantly dropped in quality.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:36 AM

$250,000 makes you rich? What a rock star!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:36 AM

acid is 5 bucks a hit in dallas if he isn't getting a bulk rate. 55$ in acid would get you 11 hits. 11 is a very rock n roll number and jay is a rock n roll guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:37 AM

I dont believe all of that but I believe some of it , which is still pretty asinine .... now way Matador gave him $250K for anything..

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:42 AM

coke and acid is a bad mix.

Posted by beast | August 5, 2008 11:45 AM

Now way?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:46 AM

^^^^^
true dat!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:48 AM

king khan is insanely bow-legged.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:48 AM

FDIC will cover up to $100K per account. So he needs to split it up into at least 3 accounts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:50 AM

That's Gangsta!

Posted by Honest Abe | August 5, 2008 11:52 AM

i don't know the guy personally but his songs are quite good. and i would imagine all that money comes from him touring constantly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:58 AM

i would imagine that none of this is true.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:59 AM

I kicked around with the bassist at ATP in England. The man, to be honest, was totally fucked up. A nice guy but totally fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:02 PM

He needs some Municipal bonds in his portfolio, if only for the obvious benefits of tax diversification.

Posted by Tony the Drummer | August 5, 2008 12:06 PM

"Dude needs a break, a vacation, REHAB and a money man. Keeping $250k in 1 bank account is fucking stupid. FDIC will only cover $50k.

With all the drugs and all the people pulling at him, the worst traits in his personality are starting to show.


* LSD has not been made in years. The chemical compound that is currently called LSD is not a strong as the original batches. Where as with weed quality has gone up, LSD has significantly dropped in quality."

most misinformed post on BV EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:09 PM

Jay's a very talented musician, but the guy's a stuck-up asshole. At least he was when I met him a few months ago. Apparently now he's a stuck-up, coked-up asshole who's tripping balls.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:18 PM

I heard that Fucked Up got more than Jay

Posted by pjx | August 5, 2008 12:20 PM

DOUCHEBAG!

He mentioned how much money he makes the last time I spoke to him as well. what a loser!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:22 PM

I like him, he seems nice to me when I have seen him in the audience at shows.

Whoever wrote that obviously has a bone to pick with him.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:22 PM

Sorry to those that doubt, BUT IT'S ALL TRUE.

Ask CHEAP TIME (his tour support) to see their lovely video of Jay giving one of them head while they are passed out. Always a good time and a great conversation piece.

regards,
john of flesh

Posted by John of Flesh | August 5, 2008 12:24 PM

Do you know how much money I have in the bank??!!

....I am overdraft actually. Can I bum some coke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:25 PM

I am a faithful slave and obedient slim male looking wishing that JAY REATARD becomes my master who has total control on my life and treats me as a dog that I am. guaranteed servitude. 24/7 lifetime slave for complete and total mind and body submission by JAY REATARD

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:33 PM

wow, ugly and a douchebag? spectacular.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:47 PM

lsd is still produced, though not in the quantities it was ten years ago. and the quality has not gone down, either. i'm not sure who's diluting your doses, buddy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:53 PM

how did the guy know jay didn't "slay", as he so delicately put it, the 16 year old myspace girl? the last bit of info he drops about her is "by 8PM he was loading the van and left the show with the myspace whore." maybe they went and did acid together and "slayed" all night long? this makes me question the "BUT IT'S ALL TRUE" claim.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 12:57 PM

a friend spoke to his band around 10:30ish and they told us what they had been doing etc, and that they might come back. ha.

john.

Posted by john | August 5, 2008 1:01 PM

John, I think posting about this stuff on the internet is more stupid than any behavior you described as allegedly coming from Jay.

You should switch careers and work for TMZ instead of booking shows.

Posted by lori | August 5, 2008 1:12 PM

Parade of Flesh = whinny bitch.

I actually like Jay Reatard more after reading that account. Rock and Roll Mr. Reatard!

And yes, doing LSD and eating Chinese food in a motel room is better than DOING ANYTHING in Dallas. One of the many arm pits in that shitty state.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 1:16 PM

maybe him and george bush can go and do blow together. seeing as how they both have shit for brains and enjoy drugs. I think they would enjoy each others company.

Posted by candyman | August 5, 2008 1:24 PM

what about the cheap time blow jobs? while they were sleeping? how would you not wake up for that

Posted by crimsonghost | August 5, 2008 1:25 PM

i didnt really fuck with jay reatard before, but i definitely will now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 1:29 PM

FDIC is only responsible for covering 100k but in the event that a bank failed, they would most likely cover more than that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 1:36 PM

What?!!? No underage myspace sluts in Dallas bars? Bummer, might as well move to Salt Lake.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 2:14 PM

Was he being interviewed for being in Spinal Tap 2? You'd have my vote Jay, keep on rocking dude!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 2:16 PM

If you didn't sleep for 2 days you would be a whiny bitch too!!
And no one thinks that Jay is acting like a diva?
Seriously, he went from Child Actor- Spoiled Adult pretty quickly.
And how did he put on all that weight in 3 years?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 2:24 PM

same jay reatard tour, different club...not kidding:

"is there going to be full security to watch our gear on stage all night? I don't feel comfortable leaving our gear with out a security detail"

"where are the moist towlettes backstage? jay only likes the moist ones, so make sure they aren't dry"

"jay doesn't want to come down to the club until right before playing, so he won't be around until then. some kids were myspacing they wanted to beat him up when he hit town, so he really worried. he'll be here at showtime, though"

man, this guy is soooo punk, huh? did ya'll bloggers read about him on the pitchfork? he like totally punched a person with his own hand/fist...and it hurt! it was like in a movie, but at was for real...and at an independent rock show or all places. he even tore this poor young chaps fleet foxes tshirt. have mercy!

Posted by me | August 5, 2008 2:25 PM

Did someone introduce this guy to Winehouse?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 2:38 PM

he's a human being. christ. if you were in the spotlight and living that crazy life you might fuck up too. Lets not jump on Jay and tear him to shreds.

Posted by crimsonghost | August 5, 2008 2:47 PM

^^^^^^^

live in the now hippie!

Posted by beast | August 5, 2008 3:02 PM

Wow, Idolator is getting really desperate for anything to write about now. Is this the future of music blogs? Comments about other blogs comments sections?

http://idolator.com/399887/brooklyn-vegan-commenters-offer-their-expertise-on-mixing-drugs-diversifying-investments

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 3:03 PM

$55 of LSD, not $50. That' how punk I am. And the moist towlettes is for my ass, I need the love, fuck me I'm so punk right now. And by the way, when I hit the stage, I'm always 10 to 12 minutes late, I'M A BAD SEED!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 3:04 PM

Idolator is shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 3:28 PM

great, a bunch of anonymous creeps claim they've met Jay and he's a prima donna. And your name is? Does anyone remember having met you?

mr. dallas promoter ---what sort of twisted, backwards logic allows you to drag in the subject of anyone's sex life and suggest they need "therapy" because of it? What does that have to do with the gig last night? If you think you were fucked over, fine, say so and stick to the facts at hand. But if your best attempt at character assassination comes down to giggling about someone sucking cock, you're just coming off like a bigoted piece of shit. Callling a performer out for a pulling a no-show is fair game (though there might be another side to the story). Ridiculing the same guy --- who you presumably didn't dislike nearly as much 24 hours ago --- cuz of what he does or doesn't get up to behind closed doors, is just plain wrong. Any videos of your sexual history floating around, or would they be classified as horror movies?

Posted by eatmyfuc | August 5, 2008 3:30 PM

If Jay marries the myspace "whore" than the FDIC would cover 200k. Great incentive to stick with her.

With that said, 250k for that hot mess makes no sense. Reminds me of a bad version of the vindictives, and most peopl would agree that the vindictives suck (I don't...i like them but I understand the hate).

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 4:05 PM

I met him, he is crazy. He is FUNNY though, he was telling jokes and stuff. He has a cane with a flag in it, and it looks like magic but it isnt and the flag says "Rock it Mah Baby Cakes" which in and of itself isnt funny but when he does the cane trick right after snorting a BUNCH of blow it's funny. He poo'd in my van.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 4:07 PM

mr. dallas promoter ---what sort of twisted, backwards logic allows you to drag in the subject of anyone's sex life and suggest they need "therapy" because of it? What does that have to do with the gig last night? If you think you were fucked over, fine, say so and stick to the facts at hand. But if your best attempt at character assassination comes down to giggling about someone sucking cock, you're just coming off like a bigoted piece of shit. Callling a performer out for a pulling a no-show is fair game (though there might be another side to the story). Ridiculing the same guy --- who you presumably didn't dislike nearly as much 24 hours ago --- cuz of what he does or doesn't get up to behind closed doors, is just plain wrong. Any videos of your sexual history floating around, or would they be classified as horror movies? <---- fuck yes

" would agree that the vindictives suck "
and I also did not like Jay when he was doing the Reatards thing either.
but he is a fun trainwreck to watch.

could someone put him, pete doherty and winehouse on tour together?

also I wrote the original comment about money and acid, just proves you people are neerds.

and idolator find something else to write about.

yeah it would be the worst trip ever to find out your bank went belly up and your $250k, becomes $50k.

good times!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 4:11 PM

Lori loves texas cock.
It's bigger. FUCK YOU BITCH IM FROM TEXAS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 6:18 PM

Idolator made a funkin joke out of all you putos.
EAT RED MEAT AND DIE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 8:53 PM

Attention touring bands and booking people: Avoid the under-attended shows of Parade Of Flesh at all costs when booking Dallas. Not only did they put on a TERRIBLE show for the lovely HEALTH 2 weeks ago, the main dude will make shitty, bigoted comments about you if you work with him. What a guy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:31 AM

The Dallas Health was great and had more people attend than the april health show in Denton.

Posted by 12:31am is false and probably from denton | August 6, 2008 3:15 AM

Jay is way over-rated musically, but he gives great head*! He let me fuck his ex-girlfriend Alex while he was in the other room shoving a vacuum up his ass and doing a whole 8 ball by himself when he mixed a BBQ record. Love and Soul, Death Cult forever!

-King Bamalama Khan

*I had nutella and pome seeds on my dick, he couldn't resist!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 10:10 AM

He's a memphis redneck cracker...what do you expect?

Posted by Ano Nymous | August 6, 2008 10:14 AM

I have worked with & played for John a few times. The dude's blunt and fair. Kudos to him for doing this. His shows do fine.

Posted by TeXaSsSSSSS | August 6, 2008 11:30 AM

No, I'm not from Denton. I'm from Dallas and this shit makes us look bad. More people than the April Health show, but not as many as the two before that right? He has made too many bands regret not playing Denton. That's where the crowds are. Too bad. He has had disaster shows for too many good bands to name here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:06 PM

Parade of Flesh is fucking hillarious and a hard worker. if u cross him yea there will be drama

his blog isn't meant for all u indie tards.

if someone ditched yr gig to take acid and/or whined about not being able to get a 16 yr old in. u would probably write about it too...

Posted by princemoney | August 6, 2008 5:12 PM

He's not retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 5:21 PM

There were over 100 people at the Health show in Dallas.....So I don't know what the hell you are talking about. How many people did you expect at Club Dada on a Thursday night before the end of the month...? Besides, if you thought Health was terrible, how is that Parade of Flesh's fault??? Seems like you might just have a chip on your shoulder.....what? Did he not book your crappy band? or are you just jealous b/c they are booking better talent than you? Parade of Flesh must be doing something right, considering that from the looks of their calendar there are a plethora of shows coming up over the next few months. Keep talking shit though...its still press.....good or bad!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 6:29 PM

bone to pick, eh? well ascribe whatever motivation to this that you want, but the facts are facts.

I personally love blood visions and loved the angry angles, but jay reatard is every bit the asshole that the internet rumors report him to be.

he is a hugely arrogant dude and he 100% believes his own press. straight up, the guy has convinced himself he possesses some huge, special genius. he does not show up to shows until all other bands have played, feels he owes zero to the scene that produced him. he will find a way to tell you how much money he makes in casual conversation. he will fight to get other people paid less than him. he is paranoid about security and his own safety, thinks people are out to get him.

basically jay reatard is kinda losing it and he's a real self-important, greedy dude. doesn't mean he doesn't have talent, but if you're a fan, keep in mind that he's a big ol dick and all that supposedly pretend attitude on stage is real. He really has got no respect for anyone but jay reatard, especially not for the audience.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 11:51 PM

i've never met this dude. i saw him walking around all weekend at pitchfork though and he was talking to a lot of kids and seemed rather pleasant. i just don't have anything to say to him. and i dont bother people to say "i like your music" cause i'm sure he gets that plenty.

but really. dude has consistently made great music for well over a decade. and LSD is awesome.

Posted by james | August 10, 2008 5:27 PM

everybody who knows this guy knows he's a huge piece of shit.

his music is pretty good, but not near good enough to offset his asshole attitude.

on top of that his shit lately has been boring and self indulgent. he's not the kind of guy who's going to take a little success in stride.

it's going right to his head

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2008 5:41 AM

"everybody who knows this guy knows he's a huge piece of shit.

his music is pretty good, but not near good enough to offset his asshole attitude.

on top of that his shit lately has been boring and self indulgent. he's not the kind of guy who's going to take a little success in stride.

it's going right to his head"

I'm sorry sir but I doubt you know many if any of my friends cause I don't need or have that many..Also the ones that I do know me (and not pretending to know someone based on blog rumors or internet hear say)know that I'm far from a "piece of shit". So hate on Mr blogger I have some boring self indulgent pop songs to write.

Posted by jay | August 11, 2008 9:36 PM

wow, Jay Reatard's feelings are hurt!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 8:59 PM

pretty weak comeback there, jay

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2008 12:29 AM

I haven't been following this thread, but I just saw that Jay posted here.

Gotta say, I do know you and I also know a lot of other people who you think are your "friends," Jay, and I can tell you the first word that comes out of most people's mouths when they talk about Jay Lindsay is ASSHOLE

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2008 1:55 PM

I just met him when he was in Phoenix and he was cool as fuck , gave me an out of print seven inch. Jay was great, you are just a bunch of hating faggots.

Posted by Kyle | August 14, 2008 5:34 PM

you don't have to make up imaginary friends, Jay Reatard!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2008 6:14 PM

"Jay Lindsay" thats not my name either but nice try jerk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 2:10 PM

huh? gettin on their case for spelling jay?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 1:07 PM

Jay Reatard, master speller

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 1:17 PM

Jay - I'd like to have you out to play on my show. It's the perfect captive audience for you - throngs of people just waiting to see some white trash idiots self destruct.

At the Jerry Springer show, we realize how hard you have worked to cultivate your little circus sideshow, and we want to reward you for your efforts. After all, being a self absorbed, bullying, ignorant pig-brained asshole is not only what my show is all about, it embodies the spirit of the true american trailer park mentality - which as you may or may not know - equates to a huge paycheck for myself and my producers. (Sound enticing? I knew it would - your punk rock credentials are just for show, right? I thought so.)

We aren't sure exactly how to contact you personally, but with how often you google your own name, we are fairly certain that you will read this message in plenty of time to respond.

Posted by Jerry Springer | August 18, 2008 11:46 AM

who else is excited to see Jay Reatard get on here again and say some dumbshit comeback?

It's funny cause he thinks he's bein clever!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 4:35 PM

i am.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2008 4:42 PM

jay reatard jacked off the disabled guy from The Barbaras while he was asleep on the floor.

shit was fucked.

big ass fucking closet + Jay Reatard = his life

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:00 PM

three letters to respond to that comment

wow, on several levels

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:18 PM

POF don't quit your day job, douche bag.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 6:08 PM

jay here -

what really bothers me is people who ride bikes.
i cant stand the whole pride in bike riding. if
i ever see one of those fixed gear faggots at my
show i will quit the set. fuck this stupid trendy shit. punk rock is not a trend. and any one who rides a bike is not a punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:59 PM

Dudes been a bitch for a loooong time. he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend while on tour in Europe. that was the final nail in the coffin for the Lost Sounds.

Posted by Memphisto | September 5, 2008 12:59 PM

seriously, who honestly gives a rat's ass about playing in Dallas?

everyone knows you just go to Texas to play in Austin, and everything else is a phone-in gig.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2008 1:02 PM

the fact that king khan (or a wack ass imposter) left a comment that went unnoticed is pretty tight. do coke, trip balls, cancel shows, it's not like he's presenting himself as a mature singer/songwriter or anything. but, if i was a fan in dallas i'd be fucking irate and would buy that fool's new soft-ass album.

the death cult part gave it away.

peace,
sherry's roommate

Posted by Fobert Rean | August 20, 2009 1:51 AM

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