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Re: “Sean Lennon on his new band with Les Claypool, his parents' jukebox, and Michael Jackson's monkey

Sean is genius. I get that. I think he should smile more though. The angry looking rock star image belies his intellect.

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Posted by pebbles2013 on 02/06/2019 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Night of the Living Shred’s Cliff Mikkelson's sound advice

You've become quite the accomplished and knowledgeable Musician, even more so than I thought you would. I think that's pretty freakin' awesome! I know you're mom's proud of you, and so am I !

Posted by Shane Welch on 01/22/2019 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Disturbed embrace evolution and the sound of silence

"The Sound of Silence" is my favorite of S&G, and Disturbed's version is much better. I look fwd to hearing much more of that variety from Disturbed on YT soon.

Posted by gregaj7 on 01/02/2019 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Tony Exum Jr.'s sound advice

Tonys got an extraordinary gift! Were so lucky to be able to hear him often! The peanut butter comment cracked me up! Ditto!

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Posted by Lori Hill on 10/22/2018 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Tony Exum Jr.'s sound advice

I've enjoyed Tony's gift for years! He was meant to do this. Xoxo to you Tony

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Posted by Pansy Moore on 10/22/2018 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Tony Exum Jr.'s sound advice

Tony and his music are the bright spot in my days!!! Love him and his "sweet conversations" for always...

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Posted by Shannon Whitfield on 10/22/2018 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Singer-songwriter Sean Anglum's sound advice

My thanks to Bill Forman for the opportunity to give some Sound Advice. An important ingredient to my online discovery, Bennett Wilson Poole, is the pedigree of Tony Poole as the leader of the great 70s/80s powerhouse folk-rock group, Starry Eyed and Laughing. I know that bit ended up on the editor's floor, but that cred puts the muscle in this new trio. Thanks again, Bill. - Sean A.

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Posted by Sean A. on 09/19/2018 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Antoine “Big Samir” Zamundu's sound advice


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Posted by Vincent NatVson Clouse on 09/05/2018 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Daniel Burton on resurrecting Early Day Miners and being compared to William Faulkner

As someone who's overly familiar with New Orleans area from a young age, I just don't get all the fascination. It's an ugly, smelly, hot, politically corrupt, violent, environmentally-nightmarish place - and the food is overrated (seriously overrated). And sorry, but Mardi Gras is totally racist and stupid. I've been to more parades than I can remember and have relatives who are members of these "societies" and ride the floats.

The people who find artistic inspiration in this place can find it in any urban shit hole along with the associated "culture" it attracts - booze, smack, hookers, thugs, corrupt cops, crooked politicians, and overpriced food. I totally avoid NO when at all possible (Louisiana too, for that matter). Then again, I find the whole deep South area of the Gulf Coast to be a conservative backwater in need of federal occupation, so...

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Posted by John Foster on 08/26/2018 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The African Children’s Choir spread the gospel of unity

What a bunch of happy smiling faces. That's awesome!

Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 08/02/2018 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson remixes prog-rock's past

Leaving hard rock came easy in 2005, jazz, country, the drum beat led them to an open door. Why? Myb college years were the lite when seeing, hearing the first tours by The Police, U2, ABBA, & the list began at my UC Davis' "Coffee House" west of Sacramento from 1977-1982. It went away after graduating into modern jazz. Red Rocks just ovee the Hogback produced great nites filled with grunge & replayed classic rock, bluegrass, & country but sadly it souumded the same. I needed change. Who gave me that? In 2004 at the Fillmore in Denver on my birthday,Jan 27. Mr. Bowie opened a new door for me. Easily a favorite show among many. I only wished why I hadn't seen his 3 notes here. What legend will do this? It was his performance,slong list & at stage event that made it crystal clear. He's giving us prog-rock. Small Denver & Boulder theaters became the venues for the proper priced events. There was a huge gap between the proper Bowie show & other big arena or Red Rock shows. Then by chance I learned about Porcupine Tree on 10/15, 2005, @ The Fox in Boulder. It was though Mr.Bowie had shined the lite in my eyes, mind, & ears. Steven Wilson & PT played to us in the smallest of Denver metro venues. I said this it, the years of music fun are all rolled together. I only wished to follow them but my job made it impossible. In 2007 PT returned to The Fox with their new album & world tour. Could this be, a UK prog-rock group wad shining the way. Steven did & continues to do as described & promotes. Then PT separated to give each member their time to play
Naturally SW made his move to do his thing & each of three groups. His talent, production, & style of giving his band mates their way to play. This is the key. This is why older bands come to SW fotr his remixes. Simply he listens & replies on the same frequency.
We see this when he plays to us. He literally waves & points to direct song-stage action. I'd really never seen this in 30+ years from the big Day on the Green events by Led Zeppelin. Plant & Page didn't have it so no wonder why a 50 year reunion is difficult.
I can see SW unite with PT & the complete slate with his legendary band remixes. He'll join with a larger variety than ever seen including all types if music. SW works his electronics taught to him by his father without an ego. His basement is the venue for the vast dominion. The question, will hw remix Mr. Bowie, Prince, ABBA, ahain the list can only grow. My belief is SW will create the Grammy catagory for best production. Will there be Sound Engineering degrees dedicate to him beginning in the UK then worldwide? As a PE from the the University of CA, the time is set. My UCD was the first to give degrees in viticulture, enology, & beer fermentation. The door is open for creative genius. SW will step back & NEVER show an ego. The award for his gift is the remixing of the growing list. SW told us he's not sure how long he'll continue writing & performing. He told us at the May 5th Ogden Theater show he'd play to 5,000 of us at Red Rocks next year in his new album tour if the City of Denver & the production company agrees. We applauded & cheered. I can only see the plus in it as an older Rock's customer. I'll be there regardless of who will or not hoping me.
Enjoy with an open mind...& heart.
Peter Bryon

Posted by peterbyron SW 2018 tour comment on 07/14/2018 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Environmentalist Cameron Brown hauls a grand piano out to Garden of the Gods at sunrise

Shannon, there is no historical proof that Native Americans considered Garden of the Gods as sacred ground. I am also a native and the park needs to be protected on all levels. I'm sure there was no impact to have this guy play his piano in the Garden but who's to say you traipsing all over the park exploring caves and not staying on designated paths is not affecting the park's natural balance. There has to be park guidelines in place to protect this amazing gift to our city. Charles Elliott Perkins donated the park to the City of Colorado Springs so the public can enjoy this open space - not just for locals but tourists to our community as well.

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Posted by Jackie Reynolds on 07/12/2018 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Environmentalist Cameron Brown hauls a grand piano out to Garden of the Gods at sunrise

Doesn't anyone else remember that the Garden of the Godds is a Native American holy place? All I ever hear about is the tourist attraction bullshit. Being native and being told that I have to stay on their man made paths, and I can't visit caves and secret places shown to me by my grandfather. I am not allowed to show my grandchildren the same places. Isn't freedom of religion a big deal for you people? Only if your religious holy places are man made or don't interfere with tourism. No one knows anything anymore.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 07/11/2018 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Environmentalist Cameron Brown hauls a grand piano out to Garden of the Gods at sunrise

"I had been traveling around the world for 18 months, explains Brown, who wrote the environmentally conscious song on the road."

Great, another "artist" with a message of hope. There's nothing environmentally conscious about traveling the world using insane amounts of resources telling us what we've already heard a million times about being aware of our impact on the earth. You just epitomize the very excess scientists (not environmentalists) have been telling us we need to address for nearly 60 years...I guess some people never learn.

It's the ecologically responsible, every day actions of millions of people that can change our seemingly doomed fate, not another personality reminding us of what we already know...ugg.

How so uninspiring and hypocritical.

Posted by John Foster on 07/11/2018 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Joe Uveges' sound advice

Joe's mention of Peter Mayer and Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer is inspired - and appreciated.

Posted by lwirbel on 06/27/2018 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Joe Uveges' sound advice

Joe is good people, talented and kind. The world could use a thousand more like him, but thats not possible.

Posted by schriendog on 06/27/2018 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Nils Frykdahl of Free Salamander Exhibit talks consciousness, Leonard Peltier and bringing his kids on tour

Leonard Peltier is as guilty as they come. There is no doubt he shot FBI Agent Ronald Williams in the face at point-blank range with an AR-15. Leonard also refuses to cooperate in the murder investigation of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, the woman he interrogated by putting a loaded gun in her mouth in June 1975. Six months later, Leonard's friends orchestrated her gun-to-the-head execution. Does anyone understand that?

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Posted by James Simon on 06/13/2018 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Kevin Zirfas' sound advice


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Posted by Jake Falli on 05/14/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Daryl Hall on Philly roots, record industry tensions, and Hall & Oates' enduring legacy

Fantastic show...from Darals house. .....

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Posted by Soulboyuk on 05/04/2018 at 7:38 PM

Re: “The Offpsring’s Dexter Holland is still fly for a white guy

The first Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge was 2011!

Posted by Ossi Arvela on 04/26/2018 at 12:28 AM

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