Saffron Vs You The Living: Republic(a) of shame ?

Saffron Vs You The Living: Republic(a) of shame ?


 

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Saffron of one time Brit-electro-pop act Republica sparked a furious social network exchange a few nights ago, reacting badly to a plea for help on behalf of London duo You The Living on Facebook. In a startling tirade Saffron seemingly dismisses their song writer Aidy James Stevens’s crippling IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease – an umbrella term for Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis, etc) for IBS, laying into the group for daring to put out an appeal set up by his wife and song writing partner on a public Facebook page, in an attempt to funds for private health assistance(link) after a long struggle to gain help via the NHS. The insensitive comments have since been deleted by the page owner but we have managed to obtain screen grabs from the discussion.
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Following Saffron’s unprovoked personal salvo, Aidy James Stevens responded “She obviously didn’t read a fucking word of it because I don’t have IBS – it’s a form of IBD, which makes IBS seem like a birthday present!”

Aidy the, You the Living songwriter is hard at work on their first album which will no doubt plumb the depths of their ghostly gothic, industrial haunted sound, Aidy dismisses the work of Republica ‘I mean, From Rush Hour With Love? What on Earth was THAT? We’re a goth, industrial AND shoegaze band all at once and we still don’t have to rehash the same old cliché over and over.

‘We’re about to release our debut album that I’m extremely proud of and The People’s Republica of Dead Career haven’t done anything since their jingle for Halfords, so I can understand why she’d be a bitter, twisted, hurtful bitch.

He finished “If Saffron wants to admit she got it wrong and wants to apologise and make it up to us, I’m open. Otherwise, she can fuck right off.”

You The Living are currently working on their debut album which they claim will be one of the darkest records ever committed to record:

Replublica are still playing their two and a half singles from the 1990s at weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs and funerals.


12 thoughts on “Saffron Vs You The Living: Republic(a) of shame ?

      1. It’s a grilled tofu burger from a specialty vegan restaurant in Soho, we just got it take-away. He was so depressed about not being able to eat anything I thought I’d try and find some kind of vegan only restaurant that he could try something out so he wouldn’t feel left out because we haven’t been able to eat out in a long time. Unfortunately, the burger didn’t agree with him either and we had to go home right after. :/

        That photo was also taken a month ago and since then he’s sadly been even more restricted with what he can eat. He can only eat porridge with soy or almond milk now , vegan soft pretzels and water at room temperature because it hurts to drink anything cold.

        There has been a lot of trial and error with what he can or can’t eat and at this point the list is shorter of things that he can. If it’s a good day he gets a few tablespoons of smooth peanut butter to keep up his proteins.

    1. Also, since you’re very obviously in my friends list on Facebook, you’re able to see that the caption was
      “This tofu, butter bean and jalapeño burger from Mildreds on Lexington Street in Soho was incredible.
      The chips were fantastic, too; they were actually more akin to massive potato wedges that were like mashed potato covered in batter with the skins left on. Yeah, they were as awesome as they sound!

      Vegan friends – take note!”

      Natasha wouldn’t have made the fundraiser page if things haven’t gotten utterly dire. The intense spasms in my lower abdomen used to come and go throughout the day but now everyday is just one long spasm. I can’t even sleep at night because I’m kept awake from the pain.
      You can come cuddle with us, Anonymous Friend, and see how super fun our daily routine is. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll get to stick the steroid enemas up my ass at night.

      1. You are incredibly defensive to anyone that dares question your motives. If you are asking friends to share your page with their friends, most of whom you don’t know and vice versa, you really should expect a little of this and not be so nasty to people. It looks really really bad and you come across as bitter. I don’t say this horribly, it’s just an observation. I apologise if I got the burger thing wrong but your attitude in response has shocked me. I’ll pass on shoving the steroid up your ass thanks. Good luck.

        1. I’m not bitter or angry at anyone. It just hurts to see that people (especially someone who is friends with Aidy on FB) would try and discredit Aidy’s illness and make it seem like we’re exaggerating this whole thing.
          We’ve had a lot of this crap from his crazy mother saying that we’re absolute scum for trying to raise money to get him seen by a specialist and you may be hurt by how I/we reacted but we are also really hurt (and surprised) by all the scepticism and witch hunting by people. I know it’s expected, but it doesn’t make it any easier to read when you’re already under an insurmountable amount of stress.

          I’ve had to become Aidy’s full time carer and it’s absolutely heartbreaking to see the man I married not even two years ago become a shell of who he was. It’s been so bloody difficult for me to try and be the strong one holding everything together because if I can’t, who will? He has already attempted suicide twice because of the pain and if you really were one of his friends, you would know that the very man who wrote this article was the one that stayed on the phone with him until the ambulance came.

  1. It’s a grilled tofu burger from a specialty vegan restaurant in Soho, we just got it take-away. He was so depressed about not being able to eat anything I thought I’d try and find some kind of vegan only restaurant that he could try something out so he wouldn’t feel left out because we haven’t been able to eat out in a long time. Unfortunately, the burger didn’t agree with him either and we had to go home right after. :/

    That photo was also taken a month ago and since then he’s sadly been even more restricted with what he can eat. He can only eat porridge with soy or almond milk now , vegan soft pretzels and water at room temperature because it hurts to drink anything cold.

    1. Thank you. 🙂
      I know it’s hard for people to believe that it’s all gone down the shitter so quickly, which is why I think the NHS are doing fuck-all to get me seen by anyone or even admitting me but this has been going on since the middle of May and it’s completely ruined my life. I would give anything to be able to not be in this pain and at this rate I feel like I’ll be dead before anything is done.

      Aidy (Just using Natasha’s computer)

  2. I’d just like to point out that there are those out there that sympathise with you and we are not all on a witch hunt to try and trip up your plans to receive faster healthcare. That Saffron person has just made herself look like an idiot, and to be quite frank I think you have a right to be at least a bit defensive, it is frustrating when people are doubting the severity of a condition (it took my mother ages to convince the doctors there was something wrong and she worked at a GP’s – that was twice it happened and ended up with her losing her job and a gall bladder which could have been avoided). As much as the NHS is a wonderful thing it is simply underfunded and cannot help everybody all the time as fast as is needed and you should not be made to feel guilty to ask for help.
    I thought I’d try and give you a bit of positivity to counter Mr NoName and let you know that some people do understand.

    An admirer of your music and looking forward to your album.

    1. Thanks so much for your admiration, support and positivity, Nikk – we can’t wait for you to hear the album! Despite Aidy being in a horrible state, he’s still been tracking relentlessly. He’s also had time to pick up playing the piano, which has ended up on a few tracks… for better or for worse, depending on how you feel about Rachmaninov-esque melodrama! There’s one song in particular, “Rituals”, that features the most ridiculous interlude. You’ll hear it soon!

      Sorry to hear that your mother had a similar experience to us, too. Luckily, the funds raised by this campaign are going to make a huge difference. Appointments are being booked and GoFundMe are being really helpful in making sure the money raised can be used straight away when we need it.

      Again, we’re so happy to have supporters like you. It really keeps us holding on to hope, knowing that there are people out there who really love what we do and can’t wait for Aidy to get better so he can get back onstage. Thank you!!!

  3. How was Saffron aware of this in the first place? If she was tagged somewhere in a status isn’t it a bit two faced to declare
    “From Rush Hour With Love? What on Earth was THAT? We’re a goth, industrial AND shoegaze band all at once and we still don’t have to rehash the same old cliché over and over.
    ‘We’re about to release our debut album that I’m extremely proud of and The People’s Republica of Dead Career haven’t done anything since their jingle for Halfords, so I can understand why she’d be a bitter, twisted, hurtful bitch.”

    Either way, she has shown a lot of ignorance and I hope Aidy gets all the help he needs

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