Jesse Dayton's "Fans": Singer Is "Faggy," "Douchebag"

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Jesse Dayton is learning the joys of Facebook. The ex-Houston honky-tonker and Rob Zombie rockabilly muse, who plays the Armadillo Palace February 26 and Conroe's Texas Independence Day Festival March 5, took to YouTube Tuesday to explain why he had to start a new fan page.

Not only had his personal page reached its limit of 5,000 friends, Dayton explains, his account had been Phished and "I was selling surfboards and blenders and underage kids from Thailand, for all I know." He was also becoming more and more put out with some messages from some unruly so-called "fans" demanding that he add them.

Then he read a few, and it became rather obvious why he hadn't:

  • "I saw three shows with you and Rob Zombie. Sure, it turned me on to country music, but then again, who cares about your faggy little country band? I just want to see you and Mistress Clegg rock! Been waiting to be added for weeks and weeks. What's the deelio?"
  • "Hi, I started watching you years ago with the Road Kings. Raisin' Cain was when I started being a serious Hard Charger, as you call us. So when are you going to stop being a douchebag and add me?"
  • "My wife sent you a friend request. She will not shut the fuck up about you not adding her. Please do me a favor and add her so I don't have to hear about what a big head you've got since you started making movies. p.s. No offense, but I could give two shits about you."

Dayton did note that about 90 percent of the messages he received were very nice and free of derogatory language. But with fans like that...

Watch the video here. Dayton also returns to Houston to play raconteur, author, erstwhile political candidate and sometime musician Kinky Friedman in Ted Swindley's Becoming Kinky March 28-31 at McGonigels Mucky Duck.


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12 comments
Creg
Creg

people who say "deelio" shouldnt call anybody names

Rich HB
Rich HB

Hey Evan, you need to meet more musicians. Compared to the hundreds that have played all the joints I've run and/or owned over the last couple of decades or so, Jesse's one of the best, both socially and aesthetically. He's never given me or mine any condescending ego crap. He shows up when he's supposed to, and does what he agreed to do with talent and enthusiasm. That's a far cry from some 20 year old groupie hitting you doorman on the head because she's not on some band playing on a Tuesday night's guest list.

Purplevan
Purplevan

I can't wait for the play - Jesse playing Kinky seems classic to me. And I do love Jesse's sarcasm and wit. Makes life a little more interesting...

monkeybutt
monkeybutt

OMG I'm laughing my face off... You guys take this s*it SO seriously... Hey Evan, why so sensitive? If Jesse was a douche to you, (of which I'm sure he's not) you probably deserved it :)

OldBluesDude
OldBluesDude

He's a life long Astros fan and will play Freebird in the style of George Jones upon request.

Evan you worked for Rusty, what do you expect?

Formica
Formica

LOL! I love those!"I hate you, you DB, so why won't you hurry up and add me?"!!

(Um, maybe because you're *not* so much of a "Friend"?)

Craig
Craig

From looks alone he appears to be the Arche Douche of Texas.

Love,

Beautiful Me

evan
evan

to be fair, the guy kind of *is* a douchebag. i could not believe how condescending he was to me when i worked at the duck. i was pretty insulted.

Travis
Travis

JD played my local bar recently (he doesn't have to do the little dive shows anymore) and was extremely gracious with his time. Pictures for anyone. One lady even walked on stage between songs! He signed CDs and hung out after the show, even though he had to drive from Houston to Austin that night. Find me another artist with his level of success and name recognition who will do that!!

evan
evan

well, i guess i am kind of a "nobody", in a sense, but he didn't really have to call me that. and anyways, i'm somebody.

evan
evan

more like i worked for teresa, but i see what you mean?

evan
evan

the worst part was he wasn't even trying to be mean. he really just saw me as nobody.

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