Eternally loyal, Phil forwarded this information to Armen (lead guitarist) and Nikos (drummer), who immediately lept into action. After a quite lengthy flame-war, involving many of the band members from both sides, Tim banned all anonymous posts and accused the Dissonants of doing too many drugs. (He was right about the drugs, of course!)
In an attempt to end the "beef" and lessen the chances of a Montreal indie-band gang war, Phil wrote the following message to Fall To Rise:
Turning off commenting on your Livejournal, Tim?
That's it guys! I'm taking my ball, and I'm going home!
In other words, you could not win the battle of words so you had to
censor us all.
Dissonants 1, Tim's pride 0.
It sucks because I went out of my way to avoid conflict but your
persistent ignorance has soured our relationship. Please don't
threaten my bandmates (or me, for that matter). You're barking up the
wrong tree, puppy.
Slightly Pissed off Phil
In response to this vaguely pacific message, Tim wrote this epic email to the Dissonants email address. (The grammar/spelling errors are all authentic)
"NO THREADS , NO MORE GAMES, ALL PROMISES DON'T FUCK WITH ME, PHIL YOU WILL GET HURT, STOP DROP THIS NOW,"
Keyboardist for Fall To Rise
Never one to listen to orders, Phil wrote this honourable missive, and awaits a response:
Good to hear from you, old friend! How are things with you? Sorry to
hear that you've been reduced to threatening me, all in caps, via
email. I'm really scared of keyboardists!
I believe in peace.
If you want to hurt me, go right ahead. My friends won't forget it.
Oh yeah, and you can kill me but you'd just be the Mark David Chapman
to my John Lennon.
Peace, love, and brotherhood.
P.S. We should keep this up. It might get your band some visibility.
You can use all the press you can get. Hell, why not kill my whole
band simultaneously? I can see the headline now.
"Unknown Keyboardist Brutally Massacres Up-and-Coming Montreal Band
Although Phil is a big fan of Jon (guitarist for Fall To Rise), and is quite good friends with Tim's twin brother Gordie, he is very alarmed at the testosterone level of the rest of Fall To Rise. It is amazing that two unknown bands can be at each other's throats over something so inconsequential as charging cover at a show (FTR did not want to charge cover while the Dissonants were charging a measly 5 bucks and split the proceeds with all 3 bands who performed that night).
This is like Tupac and Biggie all over again. Phil has vowed to ride or die, and Tim was busy polishing his Yamaha and hence was unavailable for comment.