From an interview in today’s Metro with Steve Martin, the head of publicity firm Nasty Little Man (Radiohead, Beasties, Foos, K-C & Jojo, etc.) and former Agnostic Front member:
A writer from Pitchforkmedia once called you a “prick” in his review of “To the 5 Boroughs.” Discuss.
We’ve kissed and made up. They got rid of that writer and now everything’s great. The writer’s defense was, “I wrote it in character because I’ve had difficulties with you, not getting access to your clients.” I was like, a lot of people have [had that problem] and they don’t make up a story about how I’m totally irresponsible. [The editor] was a stand-up guy about it and now we have a great relationship.
What Martin doesn’t mention is that the kissing-and-making-up part came only after he made the website print one of the most ass-whupping-avoiding retractions of all time. As for the writer in question, Brent DiCrescenzo, he’s never been heard from again; either he’s been locked away in Thom Yorke’s 27,000-foot eco-friendly wine cellar for the last two years, or, if this rarely updated staff listing is accurate, he’s back at Pitchfork, along with the rest of the chronic bullshitters.
My Day: Steve Martin, founder, Nasty Little Man Public Relations [NY metro]