Quick synopsis: I wrote a column saying CenPho's music scene was dying as Tempe rises up, a bunch of people freaked out, someone even printed an ironic t-shirt mocking my column. The situation blew up over the weekend (we hear reports of "Fuck Martin Cizmar!" Fuck New Times!" and "Downtown is Not Dead!" being screamed from the stage at Shizzfest this weekend). Here's the drama as reported by several dozen Phoenicians on phones.
emiroo: I ordered mine... have YOU? :) RT @DowntownIsOVAH Please RT! Downtown is "Ovah!" Not so fast... http://bit.ly/YFOOW
psykosteve: For everyone who says "Downtown is Ovah" RT @dtphxjournal new tenants in the Roosevelt neighborhood's historic Gold Spot http://bit.ly/hEzo9
@meltedcassettes: im never reading @phoenixnewtimes or any lame arizona rag ever!that dogshit is run by senior citizen nazis and corporate indie rock clones