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Comment Archives: stories: Music: AudioFile

Re: “Managed mayhem

I've seen a lot of shows. Godsmack truly is one of the best that I have ever seen. From opening for Metallica to an unplugged show in Jackson Hole, WY, they put on one AMAZING show. I would see Godsmack a hundred times before I saw Megadeth again. Don't get me wrong, Megadeth is a great band and puts on a great show. But for overall showmanship? Godsmack wins every time!

Posted by onemetallifan on 07/07/2011 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Music is the weapon

"I don't see enough people moving outside of those organizations to create their own thing."
True enough brother... I've been playing here for a couple of decades and it is VERY hard to find jazz gigs that actually-P-A-Y more than 50-75 bucks a night here in C/S. I catch much more work in Denver and even Pueblo. That means working 100 nights a year and NOT pulling in 8K- hardly a wage to live on for a single person, let alone a family. I've found it exceedingly difficult to create your own thing when few C/S venues will take a chance on jazz. Perhaps worst of all, we now have some guys playing for FREE...FREE!...on Wednesdays around town. Hard to say its a "profession" if everybody thinks they can be a player and clubs keep hiring the wannabees...

Posted by cheshirecats on 06/03/2011 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Music is the weapon

...an amazing article for an amazing musician/human being! Ricky, Julie and family will be truly missed in Colorado Springs....oh, but what an adventure!

Posted by KLP on 06/02/2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Ballad of Johnny Smith

I had a couple of years of lessons at the store off 8th st in the late sixties... (in my tweens).. i'm afraid to say i haven't improved a lot since then... but do remember it well. thanks Johnny...

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Posted by joeo on 05/09/2011 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Beer, blood, breakups

This is a nicely written piece about this rising band. Chamberlin formed just last summer and is already booked for Wakarusa. They are headlining a show at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont's best venue, so they'll be well-known in their home state soon. Thanks for being ahead of the curve and taking notice of them. "Bitter Blood" is a fine debut album and why Grace Potter called them the "band to watch for in 2011".

Posted by Buck Mountain on 03/31/2011 at 8:17 AM

Re: “SXSW's brave new world

Hacienda played here a couple years back, either the Rocket Room or the Black Sheep. Good to see they are still working at it

Posted by Now with 50% more Matt on 03/24/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “The Ballad of Johnny Smith

Hi Johnny. Just wanted to say thank you. And....... uhh... ummm.... no, that's all I can think of and I think it says it all.
Roger Kelley

Posted by Roger Kelley on 02/09/2011 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Sarah McLachlan packs a punch

Why is Lilith in my life, I'm male?

Posted by sanders on 02/05/2011 at 4:33 AM

Re: “The Ballad of Johnny Smith

Hello, Johnny, Happy Birthday.

Thank you for having Howard at your first seminar. Was it 1968? I think so. He looked at me (I was 22) and said "I know you." We had met when I worked at United Recording in the summer of 1967, 20 years old, in heaven with my heroes.

The memories have served me well.

He was the best,

John Amaral

Posted by macmidi on 02/03/2011 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Business casual

Check out this exclusive interview with The Plain White T’s http://bit.ly/gfLLeC

Posted by alex@alloy on 01/28/2011 at 5:25 PM

Re: “2008's best overlooked songs

If you can find this song I will love you forever. I have spent 3 months looking for this song and still havent found it....dont know the name but know some lyrics.


The people in the town are wailing and weeping oh no here we go...extra extra read all about it the reapers in town everyones shouting please mister reaper dont take my soul theres so much in the world i have left to know. hey mister dont take me away i said youve got the wrong guy todays not my dad so when you come back your not taking me i wont give up that easily

Posted by just_me on 01/17/2011 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Hunter and the hunted

I think when People Magazine did a photo shoot of him n put him on one of their sexiest or eligible bachelor list i think thats when he was recognized. He did that PS when he was on DWTS n dating Julianne at the same time. I think if he did not have exposure on DWTS and dating Julianne, he wouldn't have made that MSN list. That photo shoot on the beach made him look real hot, I can still picture it in my mind. They wouldn't have asked him to b on DWTS if it wasn't for Julianne, but they wanted a couple....to test the waters.

Posted by mea25 on 12/17/2010 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Thus spoke Shagrath

Awesome, very good interview! This band is one of the originators of this genre and although I'm not a big fan of Abrahadabra-- Dimmu is still and will always be heads above so many of the other black metal bands. Saw them for the first time last Saturday at The Gothic and they were everything I thought they'd be and more!!! EPIC!!!! This band will not be ignored!!!!

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Posted by gateways1 on 12/10/2010 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Art-punk confidential

Obviously Dean Spunt doesn't watch Craig's show. I find it rather ironic that Dean would judge Craig as a racist by one comment he said about one of the stipulations to appear on the CBS network. Craig has rules to follow and if anyone knows how to "get one by" it would be Craig himself.
It sounds more like you're a tad bit miffed that you didn't get to make a statement about your support for a cause. Your anger is completely misdirected.
You might want to rethink your decision to stand on principle, I think you just shot yourself in the foot. Craig may not have the largest audience but he definitely has the most loyal audience! Have you ever heard of The Robot Skeleton Army??? I think probably not.
Sorry, I just think it was a really stupid move on your part. Craig has more positive comments on YouTube than almost any other. You didn't do your homework Dean.
What was the name of your band again? See if you would have gone on his show all we would have to search for is Craig Ferguson Late Late Show.
pattismack was spot on with that comment.

Posted by genius on 11/28/2010 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Where have all the folkies gone?

billy bragg is the best folk /protest singer out there right now....i mean besides you guys

Posted by haredog on 11/25/2010 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Art-punk confidential

Wow. Obnoxious and self-serving, indeed. The band, I mean, definitely not Craig Ferguson. Randall showed up to the show wearing a t-shirt that's against broadcast television policy, and they're tagging Ferguson as the scapegoat? Despicable. Accusing him of being racist is a low blow.

Also, how respectful of the band to respond their invitation to perform and national tv by "[deciding] to fuck" with the show's host. Speaks volume about their integrity, doesn't it? No wonder no one's ever heard of the band.

Posted by whatlobster on 11/24/2010 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Art-punk confidential

This guy is an IDIOT! He doesn't get it at all! Ferguson is not a racist - far from it. It was CBS's policy re the Obama T-shirt, and Ferguson was just trying to make sure that policy was observed (no doubt under duress from network suits). He generally avoids discussing politics in general (and religion) because they are too emotionally charged and that's not what his show's about. He was SINCERE is his shout out to the band regarding the issue because he LOVES rebellion. It's what made America.....America! Lighten up, Dean! It's not all about YOU.

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Posted by pattismack on 11/24/2010 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Legendary heart

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

Posted by Sunshine Butterfly on 11/06/2010 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Shad keeps shining

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.

Posted by Sushi416 on 10/20/2010 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Shad keeps shining

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.
Cheers.

Posted by jonnyk12 on 10/14/2010 at 9:06 AM

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