Goodbye, Dan Gibson

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It was with great sadness that I read about our friend Dan Gibson retiring from Idolator this afternoon. Now, sure, as a local guy, Dan's been one of our harshest critics (fer realz) but it was always nice to know he was out there, calling us out and keeping us honest. We'll miss that... Luckily, I'm now his facebook friend, so I can still solicit nasty comments from him whenever I'm feeling too good about myself.

Also: If you haven't already seen The Republic's story about the new BBWs/admirers night at Club Vibe, called Club Bounce, you should check it out. I'm not sure I've ever been asked to read between the lines so many times in a single story.

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