DNA Lounge: Wherein I again wonder, "Where's My Bailout?"

Hey, great news everybody! You remember how San Francisco loaned $7.5 million to catastrophically-mismanaged local venue Yoshi's? (Which is to say, they loaned them $6 million, and then when they burned through that without paying back a dime, they loaned them $1.5 million more.)

Well, the first payment on that loan came due this week, so in an absolutely coincidental and unrelated move, Yoshi's just declared bankruptcy. Oh, but, "We're continuing to operate business as normal," says their PR Director.

Gee, why can't I get someone to "loan" me $7.5 million dollars of the taxpayers' money and then default on it -- while still getting to keep my business?

If that happened, I could probably afford to hire a "PR Director"!

It's like that scene in Office Space: "I don't think I'm gonna go to work any more." "What are you going to do about money and bills?" "I never really liked paying bills, so I don't think I'll do that either."

As I rhetorically asked a couple years ago, "Where's my bailout?"

Oh, also we got our fourth annual blow-off from the Noise Pop festival again, so that's... totally expected. "I'm not sure it's going to work out for us right now, maybe next time!" Uh huh.

Meanwhile, I can tell that the show we have tonight is going to be crap, because any time the promoters make my Twitter feed look like this, the event is an unmitigated disaster:

@Santana_YFGMB: @elmothedj @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @Goof_WhoElse @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @Millionz10 @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @smokeahontaz @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @JTeklai @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @MiryMade @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: This Wednesday @dnalounge #CSM x #JLR x #TSMG x #RFTPS are turning up w/ @Pharoahjewels x @CurrenSy_Spitta x @G_MALY tickets $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @YNGCA @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @recklesslivin @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @pytKillaL @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @PHEEELDEGUZMAN @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @NuNu_IsWeird @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @J_AveryRFTPS @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @wassupKIMMY @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @iSNEAKERBOX @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @imabeastbxtches @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @vznaryjay @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @DNas @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @SemCityy @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @djamen3000 @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @BitchesNBlunts @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @babu_beatsworld @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @suckmyLOVEjuice @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @KELLtoosuave @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @epierre1990 @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @ivorionda @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: @CoutureKisses_ @CurrenSy_Spitta x @Pharoahjewels this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25
@Santana_YFGMB: Come out & support Flight x The Jets this Wednesday @dnalounge tickets are $25 hit me up.

Sigh.

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