Great article. I could hear Hazel's voice in my head while I was reading. What an amazing woman and this article proves it!
~Tammy in Raleigh
A really well written article, and for an American, you've highlighted the importance of the awards Shad has been associated with very well. Good to know people south of the border have heard of him.
Bill, I just want to thank and congratulate you on a well-written article. I'm from Toronto and a huge Shad fan and I always get a little worried about American publications talking about Canadian artists that I love; I worry they'll miss the point. But you really did a nice job with this one and didn't downplay the importance of being nominated for/winning Junos and the Polaris Prize.
GOD LISTENS TO SLAYER 666
My first taste of Chromeo was a few years ago: stumbling onto "Tenderoni" on an Irish friend's MySpace page. I was sold.
Nice to know I wasn't the only kid in high school that looked up "that guy in the Warren G song." ;-)
"Like with Fergie, we did the music exactly the way I wrote it," Slash said. "She sang to exactly what I wrote. We didn't change anything. That happened a lot on the record. But then with Kid Rock, and with M Shadows [of Avenged Sevenfold], we worked on those songs from the ground up. mbt shoes
They really had an idea of the parts they wanted to do."
I am a hard core Bodeans fan from Canada, I love all the releases, hard to name my favourite. I love the new record, I was listening to it in the car yesterday, and today I was back to "Joe Dirt Car", hard to beat that one for variety. Bodeans are the greatest American roots rock band of the past 30 years, no one is close in my estimation. Since their following is very loyal, I really don't think the iTunes snub will matter much, other than being an undeserved insult. Most of these flash in the pan artists burn out after 2-3 years of over hype and no one wants to hear them ever again. Bodeans are classic, their music endures. I for one don't mind being part of the cult following, and I am just angry they never come to Canada to perform !!
yeah thats right true fans 100% get it because were in touch with these 2 gorgeous young guys music creativity mind set its way out but all comes together perfectly when you listen i just love how mgmts music takes me to another place away from all the things really suck in life plus andrew is soo pretty and bens a little cutie
Too bad the show was canceled. If you do not coordinate publicity and ticket sales and promotions together, it is the same as trying to go it alone. United we stand, divided we fall. I suggest they get an expert to examine their coordination problem. Very funny Ke$ha, but the answer is "Yeah, Yeah."
Joy to you, Rose
And little Gracie Potter from Waitsfield Vermont will always be our shining star!!!!
So now iTunes decides what is and what isn't relevant...
What a (musical) world we live in. I have used iTunes for years now to find older acts and see what they've been up to. I've downloaded "world" music that is not relevant in the context of the U.S.A. or American (corporate) radio.
I find it comforting to know that most "mainstream" radio, the iTunes format, and what music magazines consider to be relevant are proving not relevant at all. iTunes will hang on because of their sheer market volume. But what they throw at me on their music genre pages isn't relevant to me or most consumers.
When they begin to realize that, then there will be hope for them to hang in there and not turn out like the dinosaurs of the (former) record industry and over-the-air radio. As more and more artists figure out Web pages and PayPal, I'll be going direct-to-artists like BoDeans for my music and truly cut out the middle man.
Kurt has his own recording studio and once he gets the Internet down, along with sales at shows of direct CDs, he'll reap all the profits (along with Sam, of course), and be able to bypass the corporate ignoramuses that spell out their own demise. Sure, it won't be tomorrow, but how long ago was it that CDs were considered to be the future? iTunes should reconsider thier god-like statements of what is and isn't relevant.
Mr. Sad Clown, by the way, is an excellent recording all the way around. "Say Goodbye" should be getting A.C. airplay in ALL markets, as should "Gone X 3." "Shine" is another example of radio-friendly music that is relevant today.
Keep up the good work!
What a great and influential player he is. My life is richer for having hear him. May be have many more happy birthdays.
Time for these guys to call it quits.Young has been babbling for decades , always dropping names, who left Poco, blah, blah blah. If the band had done anything maybe the guys wouldn't have left. He talks like it's his accomplishment or Poco's that band members found great success elsewhere. The fact is they didn't find it with him, that's nothing to brag about.
I've seen them a few times over that past few years and nothing has changed since yesteryear.It's a snooze job,filled with slow , dreary tunes, little energy, same stale stuff. Young was barely passable as a lead vocalist in the 70's, now his breathy vocals are a whimper.As for this particular show, I was there. They had the misfortune of playing after Pure Prairie League. Poco was blown off the stage by PPL, who were led by Craig Fuller. That band was on fire, just like the old days, great show. To hear Poco describe it, they had a big night. Maybe it was, as far as old freinds etc, but not musically. Despite publicity like this article, the largest part of the crowd departed after PPL, and even more left by the 3rd or 4th song. No joke, they had less than 100 people under the Palomino tent while performing.
Now, Paul Cotton left, and not exactly on friendly terms. i guess Young is hanging on until he can get a book done, so he can peddle it to the few fanatics who attend the shows.No doubt the book will have stories about all the big names he knows or met, more blah blah blah.He won't have any stories about what a smashing success Poco was so he'll adjust. Hey, maybe he can make the same old stale jokes about The Eagles stealing his bass players !! I wonder why they left ????A perfect example of name dropping.Save your money.
The next time I read that a band actually states that it was influenced by Poco, it will be the first. But ask Young or Furay and they'll tell you every band after them was a direct result of them ! Quite remarkable since hardly anyone knew tham and those that did didn't get to excited anout them ! Sometimes, you're just not good enough. As Chris Hillman said: "They just didn't have very good songs. " Guess what ? They still don't.
Thanks for a more in-depth conversation with Ms. Monae. I appreciate the knowledge an interviewer can bring to the subject without asking the same questions.
Also, I hope you've realized that if indeed, there is a misstep, that "Oh,Maker" is not it.
I think the entire album is near flawless and is a serious contender for album of the year.
LOve it janelle est magnifique !!!
the true fans definitely get it.
What a tragedy the band members all went their seperate ways in 2009
What a shame the band members all went their seperate ways.
In answer to marcialobell's question, the show is Friday, May 28, at the Triple Nickel. Full details are in the box to the right of the story, up near the top.
love this! WHEN is he coming to CO?
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