Career politicians and their puppeteers absolutely hate ballot initiatives which by-pass filling their trough with bundles of cool cash.
Everyone is pointing the finger at Kels, but it sounds to me like the whole EST gang did their jobs and got screwed out of their money also. This Leonard Jordan is the real scum bag. Kels put on a HELL OF A SHOW that night, one I will never forget, and they deserve to be paid for that too. I know it has taken alot longer than expected, but I know deep down EST is so much more than this, and K WILL find a way to make all of this right! Maybe it's the reason he has added so many dates to his tour?
So, I guess what GETYOURPAYCHECK is sayin is this: even his misogynistic douche nozzle ass can get pussy @ the bay, with the help of soom roofies, I guess...
Great concert tix! He always got me the best seats in the house! My elder brother of 8 years, Wynn bore the nagging of his 14 yr old sister for everything from Heart, Meatloaf, every Worrld series of Rock concert at the old Stadium ( much to my parents chagrin), and Blossom- when you could bring your own grub, alcohol, and other mind altering substances. New Years Eve concerts at the Coliseum with my fav Todd and sitting in 5th row! On few occasions he even let me answer the phones at the station. Honestly, I never really understood just how groundbreaking he was in those days. I was just his little sister. I love hearing these stories from his road. Many I never knew about. RIP Wynn, the last few months were really tough ones.
I worked with Wynn at M105. He had a few gigs as John J. Mudcliffe at 92.3 and elsewhwere before coming on board at M105. The original M105 morning man was Chuck Browning, who came to Cleveland from Colorado.
I'm all for legalization, which is why I will be voting YES on Nov. 3.
We need to stop arresting 20,000 Ohioans every year for possession, we need to tax and regulate sales like alcohol, and get much needed help to sick people.
I'm all for legalization, but setting up a select cartel of growers and shutting everyone else out of the newly-created market is a terrible idea.
I hope Ohio voters are smart and patient enough to garbage this obvious scam and hold out for one of the more reasonable proposals to make it on the ballot.
The reboot is so un-Marvel that it is a shame the writers had to have the quartet pick the same name as the original group. Only the names are similar, however. The plot is so bad along with the directing that it could have been sold with a different name. The plot kept consistant with the graphic novels is better. We need Jessica Alba.
Machine Gun Kelly is innocent in the disappearance of the ESTfest money. . . . Len Jordan is the culprit here, the villain. The one who ran off with the money. . . and all attempts to recoup that cash are the hardest challenges faced.
The silver lining to this shitstorm is there is now a platform for a hero to step up.
MGK should be that hero.
Kells Mgk Baker should step up and proclaim to the city that although he was not at fault for these wrongs, he will make them right.
What much matters when gear sits on a shelf unpaid? Nothing compared to when the PEOPLE, who by their own endurance, dedication and muscle, worked hours on-end and are still waiting for their hard-earned money. . . . The hardships these people faced since then are extraordinary. Evictions. Medical bills, etc.
.It wasn't Leonard Jordan Fest, or HereYourTickets Fest, or Nelson Ledges Fest.... It Was MGK's EST Fest... It really was the year of the circus. MGK should throw a benefit concert to pay the Cleveland people who are still owed for their arduous labor and skill on behalf of EST fest.
There is an MGK show coming up here soon downtown at the Agora. How convenient?
As it was headlined years ago, "MGK HAS CLEVELAND's BACK"
This is a perfect opportunity to PROVE that. LACE UP MGK, and do what makes things right!!
Why anyone would get involved with this untalented MGK hack is a mystery. He's awful!
Also notable was "Dial on down to Disco 92" which really put WLYT on the map, with Wynn as PD. & who could ever remember WELW-FM Country as "Dusty Rhodes"?
& minor correction; Beachwood Class of '73 (although we would have liked getting out in '72).
Look up Len Jordan on Facebook...
Truly a disgusting person. It's sad that he kept getting away without the jail time he deserves because he is a snitch. Hopefully, his past will catch up to him very soon.
My brother and I ran a sound and lighting company together. We were one of the many companies that got ripped off that weekend. It was the straw that broke the camels back for us. We had to quit the dream and get real jobs...
This story was a real good read. I was never able to get a straight answer from anyone on what had happened, but it seems like it shifts the blame away from the parties truly responsible. Everyone knew exactly who they were working for that weekend. MGK and Company...It was quite clear to everyone that it was "their" festival. I have worked at that venue, with the same crews, same promoters, same staff, several times and never had any problems.... The only thing that was different was that it was MGK, and the money being offered was a little better than usual.....It wasn't Leonard Jordan Fest, or HereYourTickets Fest, or Nelson Ledges Fest.... It Was MGK's EST Fest... It really was the year of the circus.... Thanks for that home town love Kells.
I knew Wynn way back in the late 70s when we were part of a group of video collectors in the Cleveland area. Wynn was the photographer at my wedding in 1980, and we kept in touch throughout the 80s and 90s. In 2007 I videotaped him during his morning show at WNCX (that footage is still on YouTube). He was a great radio personality and an excellent friend, and I still can't believe he's gone. RIP, Uncle Wynn.
Well that's about time....
"No booze" though right?
It reads like a Ponzi scheme -- where the honest people who were necessary to make the event a success before and after the gates opened will receive next to nothing.....and the bumbling idiots who created the mess through incompetence, laziness or other reasons are still stumbling around, scratching their backsides and mumbling tired excuses.
Mr Miller Thank you for your input which is so well written.
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