Damn, this pisses me off. The good people over at HouStoned are reporting that locals Stephen Reynold and the Texas Two were robbed a few nights back. It seems somebody broke into their rehearsal space (which also happens to be the garage and amp workshop of bassist Chad Hawkins) and swiped a bunch of expensive new recording gear and the band's P.A....leaving behind some more-valuable amps and guitars. Relatively-kind thieves? Maybe, but what it probably means is that whoever it was had been there before and knew what they wanted. Ergo, the people behind it were more than likely local musicians themselves.
Folks, how much of a fucking low-ass bastard do you have to be to break into a fellow musician's home and rip them off? I think the fact that they targeted Hawkins' house makes me the angriest, honestly; it's not like they'd parked a trailer with all their gear in it outside a club and got robbed by some jerk who saw an opportunity to make some cash and took it. This sure sounds like it was thought up in advance by some greedy band-playing asshole who happened by the amp shop, saw something they wanted, and came back at night to steal it.
Now, I'm not trying to say that robbery of all kinds isn't reprehensible, but seriously, don't H-town bands have it hard enough already, without having to worry about their peers stealing from them and crippling their attempt at recording and producing their music? Fuck. If anybody has a clue who the larcenous pricks behind this might be -- go to the HouStoned post for a list of what was taken -- let Chad Hawkins know, at 832-512-6626.
On the positive side, if this really is musicians stealing from musicians, that might mean they want the recording gear for themselves, rather than just snatching it to hock it. If your shady brother/drinking buddy/muso pal mysteriously shows up one evening with a brand knew gold condenser microphone, make sure you ask 'em where they bought it...
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