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.
AND i just found out about the winter x games lineup in Aspen!! Bloc Party is Playing 1.23 at the Belly Up (a day after their denver show), Calvin Harris (1.25 at the Belly Up) and 1.26 with Tyler the Creator at Buttermilk mtn. on site…FREE), we have Major Lazer on 1.27 FREE at Buttermilk, and are screening Green Day's new Film "Quatro" at the wheeler Opera House on 1.25. This is great!!!
"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.
... and Edith Makes A Paperchain on 12/21 at Kinfolks. 8-10 pm, no cover!
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.
This is tattor: "I love you brother, I'm still alive and kicking. Everything is well and okay. I'm going to try to head back to Santa Barbara. I'm headed back there soon. Meet me in front of the McDonald's. I get my check November 1 2012. Be there every day until I get there. Love you.
*Knight in Colors
Chauncy Crandall at the Zodiac: http://youtu.be/_obOKS8Sbwc
... and the Hopeful Heroines: http://youtu.be/NnDWh8OO1GU
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.
I'm not sure who tagged that Shovels & Rope review with "File next to Dixie Chicks, Sugarland," but those are not the comparisons I made when I wrote it ... I'd align them far more closely to Hayes Carll or Old 97's. Not that there's anything wrong with those artists, but this duo is about as far from Nashville slickness as they can get. And they like it that way.
Great stuff, Bill. Also I want to remind everyone that on Friday (7/27) The Tickle Mafia (from Denver) will be performing with Charlie Milo Trio at the Zodiac (230 e pueblo on the corner of Wahsatch and Cimmeron). Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm with an acoustic set on the back patio from CM3. Also, the night will feature poetry from Angelique White between sets, and some special friends of ours sitting in during the electric set: DJ Gravity, Big Ro, Aeryk Parker, Benito Vena, Kevin from Fidel Redstar, Kris Harlow and Tony Colvin! We will also have gourmet cupcakes from Angela Buchannan available at the merch table. Yum! See you all there!
another release..'Scarecrows' by Tall City & Islati the Revo..local and raw hiphop.. http://islatitherevo.bandcamp.com , release show July 25th at VBar
Bil, you forgot to mention that one of the most engaging live acts in metal is in town tonight @ the Black Sheep, Valient Thorr.
Saw KISS last year with my kids. Tried to explain to them that it was as much about the showmanship as the music. It was awesome. awesome close seats for $50 a tickets bought outside 5 mins before show started at
If I had the chance to see motley I would want to be more close.
really happy that this station was launched and that there is a focus being placed on local music what Brian has done launching the website is awesome, and Thank You to Bill Forman for recognizing local talent. - Griffin Coldiron ( from Sworn Enemys )
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