Sound Advice - Should We Battle Other Bands? / by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

This is FWN's 'Dear Abby' column: musicians send us questions, we post them with answers and a fun made-up pseudonym.


Musicians LARPing >>> Musicians "Battling"

Musicians LARPing >>> Musicians "Battling"

Dear FWN,

Our band received a well-thought-out mass email asking us to play in a Battle of the Bands next month in Deep Ellum. Seems legit, right???

I know BotBs have a bad rep but are they really all that bad? 

Best regards,

Ron D. Corna


Dearest Ron,

Just so we are 100% crystal, let's bullet point this joint:

  • Run far the fuck away from that email
  • (Seriously, far the fuck away!)
  • (That's not far enough Ron)
  • Take a hot shower
  • Have an IT guy wipe your entire computer
  • Finally ... REPENT REPENT REPENT my son for even considering the possibility

*wipes sweat from brow*

Regretfully yours,



about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”