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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Downbeat magazine discovers Colin Trusedell's jazz talent

for being a supposed Full Time employee of the Air Force, Mr. Truesdell sure does have a lot of time to promote himself and his multitude of projects. His relentless self promotion seems to be finally paying off, but at what cost to his reputation, and at what price to those who pay his salary?

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Posted by Jonny Quest on 02/12/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Downbeat magazine discovers Colin Trusedell's jazz talent

I don't have a band (shitty or otherwise), Nathan, but I do have good ears, and I expect people who cover jazz to have decent ears, too. Truesdell has a bad sense of time, and his solos are studies in mediocrity, never journeying anywhere other than well-trodden melodic and harmonic paths. I'd love to see the four critics of Downbeat's Hot Box feature share their thoughts on Truesdell's CD--but it's not so easy to buy your way into an authentic Downbeat review. If the Springs wants to improve its arts and culture scene, it needs to move beyond rewarding the artist who brags the loudest and develop some critical taste. Criticism is healthy for art; boosterism is not.

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Posted by EllenThomas on 02/12/2016 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Downbeat magazine discovers Colin Trusedell's jazz talent

Ellen, you are such a tool. If you don't like Truesdell, don't listen! And if your shitty band isn't getting any press, try approaching writers with a news item (like, duh, getting featured in a national music magazine like Downbeat) or a story idea rather than bad-mouthing them with baseless smears. I've been following the Reverb column for a while, and as far as I can tell, it seems to be more inclusive than ever.

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Posted by Nathan Archer on 02/12/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Downbeat magazine discovers Colin Trusedell's jazz talent

As most people in the music business know, anyone who buys enough advertising in Downbeat can get coverage in the magazine. This impressionable article proves that in Colorado Springs, it is indeed "All About The Hustle." With truly talented and accomplished local artists going ignored, the celebration of the self-promoting Truesdell will unfortunately confirm outsiders' darkest beliefs: "Well," they'll say, "He's not exactly an outstanding player, but I guess he's the best Colorado Springs has to offer!"

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Posted by EllenThomas on 02/12/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “KCMJ's big flip to FM

I was just thinking about how nice a radio station like this would be. I drive a good bit for work and, despite disagreeing with the politics, I listen to a lot of right-wing talk shows. There are a ton- Mike Savage, Rush, Joe Skaggs, Mark Levine, Hannity, Glenn Beck- it's awful!!!

Good news glad to hear it! I'd think, seeing as the scope is limited to our area- a weekly show be dedicated to the politics of the PPR- featuring council members, the mayor, former leaders, etc.

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Posted by KyleJS on 02/02/2016 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Final Malakai album on its way soon

We miss you sizzle!

Posted by Jayoin on 02/02/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “KCMJ's big flip to FM

I know 100 Watts is not much but you really need to get your broadcast up into the hills.

Posted by Estaven Shepard on 01/29/2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “KCMJ's big flip to FM

I'm one of the co-hosts of the Switchbacks-focussed show that you mentioned (Back Chat Show); so first of all, thanks for the shout out!

The KCMJ switch flip to FM will form a community party that is being held at the Stargazers theatre tomorrow evening (Friday 29th) starting at 6:30pm. All are welcome to this free event, where they'll be live music, food, drink and, of course, the flipping of the big switch! I encourage folks that are interested (and have a Facebook account) to check out the invite and RSVP riiiiight here! >…

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Posted by Melchett on 01/28/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “KCMJ's big flip to FM

Ralph Nader? He has been irrelevant since the 1960s when he bitched about how cars handled when their tires were grossly over inflated.

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Posted by Odin on 01/28/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “KCMJ's big flip to FM

Well... Stargazers isn't really a geodesic dome. Also, the 100 Watts refers to the peak envelope power of the radio transmission (system output), not the actual power draw on the AC outlet (system input) which will be a good bit more than 100 Watts. With 100 Watts of output power, I talk to places in Europe.

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Posted by Radio guy on 01/27/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Ghetto Camp Entertainment deploy their homespun hip-hop

DSlim is Awesome!!! The group is savage!! Y'all go get that money!!!

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Posted by Lashae Hawkins on 01/16/2016 at 8:10 PM

Re: “New sheriffs in town

Huh.... actually, Muraki were the "new sheriff" I was talking about, but Maxine and the Eskimo Brothers are DEFINITELY great.

And lasted a lot longer than Muraki. :/

Posted by Nathan Archer on 01/15/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Head Huntress

Damn! Jill is badass! 💯❤️

Posted by Anna Love Falkenberg on 12/29/2015 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Annette Conlon comes home for the holidays

I remember the sick days, glad Annette is still with us to bring us Joy!

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Posted by Alex Causey on 12/23/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Le Butcherettes, Dweezil Zappa, and Bobby Rush

Yes, Dweezil Zappa did not have to keep moving the tone arm of his turntable to the beginning of a guitar riff over and over to learn it. He could just ask dad or Vai or one of the many who played in Zappa's bands. How convenient! And it seems to have worked out for him plus he will never fear unemployment...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/09/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Joanna Newsom, Ryan Adams, and Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa & The Mothers
Roxy: The Movie
Eagle Vision
File next to: The rest of your Frank Zappa collection.
(Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Tubes, Sun Ra??? WTF?)

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/09/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Denver musicians remember Kurt Cobain

Where is that mural in the above posted photo?

Posted by on 12/05/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Joanna Newsom, Ryan Adams, and Frank Zappa

I hear a lot of similarity to Kate Bush's early work, before the more experimental stuff on The Dreaming and Hounds of Love.

Posted by Dan Coffey on 11/18/2015 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Lawdy, Mr. Lloyd

Scintillating, Bill.

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Posted by Jonny Quest on 11/06/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “In a silenced way

Except for one, I strongly second and enthusiastically support all the comments of previous posters. We local and online jazz lovers were incredibly privileged to have had Lenny Mazel on the air playing and teaching us about jazz for so many, but not enough, years. The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society's 2nd Sunday Jazz Affair, this Sunday, 11/8/2015, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, will be a Remembrance of and Tribute to Lenny. Members ($5) and non-members ($10) are invited and encouraged to attend. It is held at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd (corner of Union St. and Fountain Blvd.) I hope to see you there. Bob Thompson

Posted by bebopbob on 11/04/2015 at 12:24 PM

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