Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Great Piespace Swindle...

Scoop Piespacemyspace sexjones!!!

The Great Piespace SwInDLe!

When Steve had the myspace dude Tom on the show (pod still available) he was promised a computer to free him from his WebTv setup. Tom created a fantastic my space address:

It was a serendipitious choice really because if it weren't for SEX...Such a name has all the subtlety of a brick. The owner of a myspace account named "sexjones" will get a lot of amorous attention. If they are the Sex Pistols guitarist, we are talking going through the roof attention here, so we are!

Lets fast forward a bit. When Steve got his account a lot of us signed up for 1 reason or another. My shiny buddy Jewell made me feel very welcome! Pretty soon its Social Networking power led to us all connecting through our default interests, Punk, Music, Indie 103.1 and Jonesy's Jukebox. Including Jukebox blogger, Pie & Peas who when he setup his myspace account took the name, "piespace."

Steve has brought together many many diverse people through his show. A quick survey of the age group of the people who blog and myspace though reveals that we are pretty much of a similiar era. This is interesting because the vast majority of people on myspace are under 25. It works for oldies, eh? This isn't being ageist or anything, it follows that people of a certain age group will have common ground, life experiences, interests. Stands to reason that just as the youngsters flock together on ms. - so too do we.

The "enjoy" blog was taken from us for reasons too complex and controversial to go into here. We were in a blogless state and only through our own initiative had our secret cave to chat to each other on. I myself myspace e-mailed Steve with no reply about "enjoy!". Pie & Peas took it upon himself to get on the case and I mean bigtime!

Pie e-mailed Steve to get him to bring back the blog. He went so far as to phone the station saying that we were grown ups and could deal with it wurselves. So Mark Shovel then gave us translation blog. Thanks again Shovel! But this isn't the end, as we all know... there is more. Steve then announced on his show that he was going to change his myspace name from sexjones to piespace/sexjones. Pie tells me that he "exploded." Pie 'n' peas everywhere,ceilin, floor, oh Lordy what a mess up etc.

He e-mailed the station again to thank them for the "translation" blog but now asked Steve NOT to use "piespace." Steve when it came to the next broadcast used the name "piespace" again. By now poor ole pie's profile views were going up, his hits and requests to be his friend too. When the stream went titsup, Pie phoned the station again to discuss the poor quality of it... and hallelujah Wobble, who does he get through to? He gets through to the man who can, the ace of etc, Steve Jones.

Steve told Pie he would no longer use his address on air but then of course started with that whole piespace/sexjones thing again on the following show! So Pie un fazed phones back once more and....gets through to Steve...An extract from the email that Pie sent to me follows:

"I say Jonesy you have to stop with the Piespace do you know how many hits I'm gonna get from this?"

He says...

"Consider it flattery and how dare you defy.I'm the sire!"

"How dare you defy!" (all in good humour)

So I just say:

"Run with it mate, goodbye."

That might appear to be that. There is a sequel oh yes. Lol! Actually big fuckoff "lol" painted pink and yellow with neon lights shining "lol", that's what we are talking here. You know the show "Barely Legal? with Joe Escalante, usually before the jukebox but don't quote me. Well Pie is lying in his bed when this idea pops into his "scone" or head to phone that show and ask them a question about Myspace.
He was going to have a little fun and say that his name:

"Defy space"

had been stolen by a radio personality...

"Stevie Smith." :-)

Could he get a:

"Cease and Desist" :-)

....order to stop all these girls from hitting his myspace account and get compensation in the form of, "a valuable tin..and a t-shirt." When Pie got through the girl who was screening the calls to the show was cracking up, creasing, larffing ROFLMAO laughter , she then told him to wait in line on hold and kept him there for 45 of your Earth minutes.

Pie had other fish to fry and in the end gave up. Too bad as he says:

"It would have been a right laugh."

Thanks Pie for telling me this story!

And that's why Steve Jones is a Jackanapes!

Now that has to be worth a comment!

Chris was Anon and Pie and Peas.


Pie &peas said...

Your story telling is somthing to behold.Thanks Chris the wife was impressed which s a big thumbs up!She is none too happy with my new skills.
Cheers Geoff.
P.S It's the Yank football championship game.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 'tis Super Bowl Sunday, an unofficial national holiday of sorts.

Good insights to be had in your column today. Why Steve decided to have a giggle at a listener's expense, I cannot imagine. I am surprised, you say that woman at the station laughed at Pie when he called the station to kvetch? He musn't have been in his true Diablo mode. That shrew wouldn't have been a-larfing then. Pie can be very gruff.

Steve didn't mention piespace on Friday, so I figure things will calm down and the crumpet wrangling will 'trail' off. But Pie didn't help his cause by posting a comment on Steve's space on Friday Night, though!


nevahh said...

well put chris.......
my head is spinning......
thanx for telling the story to all
to appreciate.

NYCGAIL said...

Oh Man!!! Thank you kindly Chris, for the enjoyable read. It amuses me to no end, to see all of us at 40+ in an uproar over just about everything.*lol* I wonder how much of this latest Piespace stuff, is Jones poking fun at all of the cliquesism on his show right now?? Once again Chris...well done!! Gail

multifacetsflux said...

gawwdd, CwA you tell a great story.. this is hilarious! "Consider it flattery and how dare you defy.I'm the sire!" see i tell ya that jonesy just likes to get the piss outta us.. and this proves it..

i'm thinking that maybe us seasoned folks just know how to use this myspace thing ya know? it's fun when you're over the dumb stuff RIGHT!!

Alison said...

You ARE the man who can ... tell stories around the blogfire 24 hours a day, Chris. keep 'em coming.

Chris was Anon said...

Sure is fun, thanks for your praise of my narrative skills - I had excellent material to work with, pie's mails were terrific. Steve does that stuff cos he is a Jackanapes Tina. I think Joe should have run with it and had him on anyway. Probably not a good idea to piespace comment, may not be a good idea to publish this or change my ms. profile pic to a defaced nah "Pied up" GRRS album cover either but life is but a short trip and it goeth passeth and is gonneth - pretty damn quick - so gets it while ya cans blogstars!

Great comments - I suppose when its this good...and I can figure out what on earth you are bloggin' about then it's easy pies and peasy.

Thanks for all your comments!

A special thanks to G!

Jonesy Blog - it's sooooo gawsh damn.................. feisty!


Scottish Toodler said...

THAT IS SO WORTH A COMMENT!! LMAO!! Great stories and well told!!!! OMG my sides hurt from laughing!!!! I LOVE INDIE ADVENTURES!!!!