Phone messages posted January 31 on YouTube are alleged to be recordings of promoter-performer Willie Carter Tuckerson, aka Willie Psycho, threatening rival promoter Captain Sid of the San Diego Pyrate Punx. A few excerpts:
“If you wanna come and get into some fucking gang shit, then come handle your business, homie.… There’s 20 motherfuckers that I know that just rolled up off of your spot, dude.… I can only control my fucking homies, dude, I can only control them for so long. They are fucking seriously ready to fucking start shit and, dude, this isn’t a game anymore.… You guys wanna bring it up and start some kind of gang shoot, dude, you guys can deal with the homies.”
Contacted the next day, Sid said, “I’m actually headed up to Escondido right now to file a police report [about Psycho’s threats]. I would love for you to do a story on us about this, but I don’t want to throw myself under the bus on this. I just don’t wanna expose what we do too much, ’cause we do a lot of shows in illegal places and don’t want too much attention.”
Willie Psycho provided the Reader with his account of what led to the phone messages, which he admits leaving. “Sid from SDPP and myself have hated each other for years. The dude used to do security at the gutter shows I used to book. I fired him.… Ever since then, the dude has been spreading rumors, acting like a fucking baby, trying to be the king of the punk scene.”
As reported in the Reader in 2006, several shows presented by Psycho with Pyrate Punx resulted in destruction and police intervention at venues such as the Heartland Masonic Lodge (El Cajon) and Brengle Terrace Park (Vista). Psycho alleges that Sid, in an attempt to stop him from promoting competitive punk shows, was the first to issue threats.
“My wife, who has terminal cancer, has received over 20 threats from Sid,” according to Psycho. “He also posted our business number on craigslist in the hooker section, advertising my wife as a prostitute, [and he left] 73 messages on our business line.… You threaten my wife or my kid, you better be ready to lay your fucking life down.”
Both Psycho and Sid have filed police reports alleging threats from the other. At this writing, only Sid has posted related phone messages online.
San Diego Pyrate Punx will hold a free Monday-night concert at the Radio Room on February 22.