Brody Armstrong obviously thinks that she will get into some elitist hard-done-by rock & roll club by saying such disgusting things about her peers. Maybe her publicity bandwagon has had a flat tire, and Brody has decided to jump on the nearest one to save her “career.” Isn’t it sad when people can’t look up to their peers and say, “Thank you,” but instead toss them aside like yesterday’s newspaper? I’m appalled that the L.A. Weekly would print such a thing.
As the founder of Brody (real name Bree) Armstrong’s first band (Sourpuss) and fellow beneficiary of RNRHS’s tutelage, I was extremely disappointed to read her appraisal of an institution that has done so much to help so many young women — including Bree — to achieve their ambitions. As someone who has worked closely with Bree, I have witnessed her incredible knack for creating “butterscotch moments” with useful people — and for creating a revisionist bio that would make Stalin blush. Good on her, too. No one wants to read a 5,000-word puff piece on some middle-class kid who fixates on Courtney Love, do they now?
Why the sour grapes, Brody? Is it not cool for “iconic young women” to have help from other women? Men in the industry get help from their mates all the time — what’s the big deal? Do you really think that you sprung, fully formed, from the head of the rock goddess? Is that what you tell “the kids”? I believe the appropriate response is “Whatever.”
I resent a foreign journalist creating such a negative image of RNRHS through a one-sided, biased and inaccurate view of the amazing place that is RNRHS. Bree would not be in the position she is in today without the networking and skills she gained at RNRHS. She knows it, and the RNRHS community knows it.