Great interview, man. Really casual and informative. Oliveros is a towering figure, and you make it all approachable.
A familiarity with known musicians should be required but I have found this not to be true. Perhaps the same old story (30 years and still going) of "no music scene in the Springs" shall never change. Perhaps I am too old now and not a good demographic target, just a target.
If you book it, he will play
Check out the Americana Music & Art Festival later this summer in Florence. www.americanamusicandart.com
Just BTW Bill, Briggs was here in the Springs, just located on Boulder http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/pizz…
Great article! All of these promoters have done alot for this city and it's music scene. Much Love to Huffine and Ostrow!!!
Hello, I am a grade 9 student. I think the things that Omar Offendum is doing are very commendable. By rapping about the events going on within the Arab Spring, he is raising awareness about the Arab Spring. Also, by paying homage to the revolution and people involved in it, he is encouraging people to stand up for what they believe in. He is also encouraging people to try to make things better, even though in this case they did not necessarily get better. I strongly agree with the decisions to feature him in interviews with PBS, Al Jazeera, and Rolling Stone, and with the decisions to have him perform at Colorado College on Martin Luther King Day and at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum because it will definitely raise even more awareness. Since pop culture is such a big industry all around the world, why not use it for good causes such as this one? This could draw much attention to Offendum, and the Arab Spring. I also think Offendum deserves respect for explaining to people that stereotypes about Arabians are not true for many people, speaking out about how “we're not terrorists, we're not extremists, we're not this or that. Instead I tell people what it is that we are, and why we're so proud of our culture, our heritage and our background." In general, I strongly support Offendum and his intentions.
Yes, he's a lefty. But I love the guy. When he wrote "...No I hate the men sent the jobs away.", I was tempted to write to him and ask if he hated the politicians that raised our corporate tax rate to be the highest in the world. "TAX THE RICH" --- doesn't that have a familiar ring?
However, I doubt he sees it that way. I will avoid going to his show simply because I don't feel like sitting through a bunch of political commentary between songs. But, I won't stop listening to his excellent music.
L. Kent Wolgamott, do your homework, it was 2009's "Pearl River" that Zito co-wrote with Cyril Neville that won the BMA for song of the year, not "Greyhound".
These guys are still going strong. The album is great, definitely recommend listening to it if you haven't already.
"Back in the 80s and up through to today, Spot's production of Hüsker Dü's SST albums has been almost universally derided as lousy."
Sure, but it was the awesomely cool and unbelievably great version of lousy, just casually getting the most intense sounds down without being precious about it, where nowadays a producer will spend a week fucking around with $3000 boxes and computers, struggling to match the sound of a Peavey amp in a dark garage with an SM-57 on the floor in front of it.
Grant Sabin is one truly talented and dynamic musical master! I feel as if I have received an incredible gift that I do not yet deserve every time I see him perform.
Mr K: crapola on a stick!
Sorry, but Jeff Miller is dead wrong. Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, and probably many other rockers always played acoustics.
When Bob Dylan played acoustic guitar he was famous as a folk singer. It was at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival that Dylan played half of his set on acoustic guitar, and brought out an electric band to play the second half. He was booed off stage. You cannot begin to understand the betrayal his many fans felt to see him "sell out" if you were not there.
What Bob Dylan taught us, if anything, is that you cannot play folk music on electric guitar because it automatically becomes rock and roll. (Although hyphen lovers call it folk-rock.)
Seems like someone would figure it out and get The Old 97's and the original Twangmeister, Duane Eddy, in the studio together.
Chris Forsythe is the MAN! He is a very important fixture in the Colorado Springs music scene, and we are lucky to have him here!
Does the ego thing include Fred? Because that may be the most egoless, nice guy musician I have ever met. I first spoke with him when he was touring with The Color Fred and then again when he came through as part of The Lemonheads backing band, not only did he remember our conversation from years before but he was just as enthusiastic and cool as I remembered, seemed like he had nothing but good to say about anyone he had ever played with
The dancer is this video is 11 year old hip hop dancer, Emily Hoffman. She lives and trains in the LA area.
good article.Having had a long association with the band ,I'm thrilled that they still play occasionally and even happier when I can see them. If you like good Punk and live near Denver,This is rare opportunity to view the Mutants live. GO!
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