MEMO:

From the Desk of Julianne Shepherd:

Last week, when I was writing another splendid article on the best fucking band I've ever heard, my "boss," Wm. Steven Humphrey, brought my attention to the fact that I too frequently exclaim the words, "Oh my god, this is the best fucking band I have ever heard!" He also informed me that "a lot of other people have noticed this," as well, and that I had two weeks to curb my enthusiasm.

Well, I never! The nerve! Asking ME to put a cork in my daily (and sometimes hourly) love for what are CLEARLY the best fucking bands I've ever heard--brilliant musical artists who deserve to be worshipped and revered--artists whose creations are more lasting than the Mona Lisa and l'Arc de Triomphe!

In lieu of spinelessly adhering to his outrageous claims, I challenged Mr. Humphrey and his many minions to put their money where their mouths were... I asked them to define exactly who they think is the best fucking band they've ever heard. The result: the Mercury's Music Quarterly.