Dead Milkmen Frontman Rodney Anonymous Wins PW’s Mayor Madness 2013!

rodney-webThat’s right, people. Thousands of you voted and came to one obvious conclusion: Never doubt the aging punk rocker demographic. Dead Milkmen frontman, music critic and notorious tweeter Rodney Anonymous has won our first-ever Mayor Madness elimination tournament! Sorry, Bill Cosby. We still love you! But not as much as we love this dude!

Anon’s official statement:

First, I would like to thank my wife, the other members of the Dead Milkmen, and all of the improperly medicated people who voted for me. Now, with your indulgence, there are a few things I need to get off my chest:

1. Our current mayor, whose name escapes me at the moment, is a horse’s ass for vetoing the Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill. Let’s never let him forget this, even if it means we have to interrupt all of his future speeches with loud coughing and sneezing sounds (that should give a whole new meaning to “Green Party”).

2. Dear PW, City Paper, Philebrity, Phawker, et al.: Not every band is a quirky banjo and tuba duo from Brooklyn who are playing at the Union Transfer/World Café/Johnny Brenda’s this weekend. For every Best Coast/Beach House/She & Him show you’ve spent 1,000 words creaming yourselves over, there was a superior Suicide Commando/Angelspit/iVardensphere show which you completely ignored. C’mon folks, you’re better than this.

3. Speaking of music, below are my picks for best music of 2012. The City Paper, where I’m a music critic, wouldn’t run them; so I managed to get them listed in the PW. This makes me the only mayor in the history of our beautiful city to actually accomplish something on his first day in office:

Assemblage 23 – Bruise

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – Theatre is Evil

Rome – Hell Money

Angels on Acid – Exile

Caustic – The Man Who Wouldn’t Stop

Dead When I Found Her – Ragdoll Blues

DarkDriveClinic – The Covers

Aaimon – Flatliner

Cenotype – The Hour Before

Grendel – Timewave: Zero

Thank you.

PS. Let’s elect Cheri Honkala as our real mayor in 2015!

8 Responses to “ Dead Milkmen Frontman Rodney Anonymous Wins PW’s Mayor Madness 2013! ”


  2. _ryan0 says:

    Dear Rodney, not every band is crappy synth pop. Thank you.

  3. Max Meany says:

    I knew there was a reason I left Philadelphia, came back to it, and left again. Mazel tov, brohammer!

  4. You keep using these words “synth pop”. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

  5. Chris says:

    Someone’s going to get a lot of parking tickets!

  6. sickofoldmentryingto Rock says:

    Rodney,I’m afraid “synth pop” may not mean what it did in the 1800’s.

  7. Dr.BaDViBeS says:

    I’d actually vote if punks ran for office, shit cowboy ronnie,the governator and jesse ventura got elected…i wonder when we’ll get president Camacho…?

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