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Comment Archives: stories: Music: We Got Cactus

Re: “Chuck Berry's Thoughts on Punk and New Wave in 1980

Believe it or not, chuck played on the UA mall near Mckale in, I believe, August of1980. It may have been '81

Posted by Tim d on 10/11/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Howard Salmon: 'My Doctors Say I'll be a Goner by Year's End'

I remember Howie very well from his days with the Phantom Limbs. And also from his fanzine called "Slit" that he wrote and produced. I remember once he said in his zine that Jeff from the Limbs resembled something like a cross between Elvis Costello and a penguin! He always had a smile on his face and was a very nice and humble guy. R.I.P Hopwie, you will be missed.

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Posted by Ronaldo Walkero on 08/07/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Howard Salmon: 'My Doctors Say I'll be a Goner by Year's End'

Howard is one Bad-ass Mother Fucker.A kind and talented soul.

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Posted by William Sedlmayr on 05/29/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Ruffians Have Their Way; Historic, Elegant Fox Theatre Remains In One Piece

There was no ill intent in anyone in that crowd. To state that " the Fox security team helped make sure it was a safe good time." is a complete and utter lie. They are the most arrogant and noisome security team I have ever encountered and have seen them overreact on several occasions. Just a bunch of yellow-shirted bullies intent on indulging their fantasy of self-importance and bogus authority. Kudos to Raul and the band for throwing them out. The crowd was nothing more than enthusiastic and joyful - gee, what a terrible thing! "Ruffians" ... what are you, nine? I'd expect to see a BS article like this in the Fundie Times. Good grief!

Posted by Gumatz on 09/27/2013 at 11:37 AM
Posted by RockinMetal FanGirl on 08/11/2013 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

This attempt to prove all the commenters of the original article wrong is even more pathetic than the original review, and that's saying something. First of all the fact that a reunion announcement has been made doesn't automatically make Mangum's motivation for touring before to be an advertisement. Also, at the time of the review this had not been announced, which is why this newest disgrace of an article on the topic appeared over a month after the original. If you were so sure why not jump to Levine's defense when the comments were being written. This is all a moot point, though, because the original article still stands as a personal vendetta, not a review. That one of the things the commenters latched on to to make their point has panned out doesn't invalidate the content of their discussion. This is a petty, juvenile announcement, and one I'm surprised representatives of the weekly would be willing to stoop to. After going back and reading the original review, as well as the comments, I actually think the commenter you quote here was right on the money, despite his criticism of the reunion announcement. Shame on you weekly indeed!

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Posted by sahara on 07/18/2013 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Chris Black and Chamberlab: One Year Down and a Wide-Open Future for Chamber Music in Popular Culture

Chris Black is an amazing talent.( I wish I was there to witness the Chamberlab!)

Posted by Howard Salmon on 06/16/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “A SpudBoy Picks His 10 Favorite Devo Songs

I don't see Girl You Want, Freedom of Choice, Satisfaction, Peek-a-Boo or Turnaround mentioned. SpudBoy my ass.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/24/2013 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Jimmy Eat World's 'Home-State' Tour

Thanks for the post! would love to see them live, can't wait for their new album! check out their new song "I will steal you back", so good! http://smarturl.it/StealYouBack

Posted by Amanda Dissinger on 05/09/2013 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Let's Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" Video

Its an odd juxtaposition of images

Posted by Stephanie Smith on 05/08/2013 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Queens of the Stone Age's New Music Video is Creepy as Hell

The animation reminds me a lot of Metalocalypse. I wonder if the same people who created that are involved, and I'll keep wondering because I'm too lazy to investigate.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/07/2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

Actually, I should revise these thoughts, I've done some re-reading and I don't have this worked out to my satisfaction yet. My previous post was a bit too critical of this follow up article, I was triggered by seeing Levine's quote again and putting that on this author, this piece is less explosive than my first impression. My intuition is telling me there is an issue here, but I haven't successfully identified the root yet. Hmm...

Posted by Jeff Scott on 05/03/2013 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

Good post, David. I agree with you in principle: "fuck the writer" is a bad attitude and never constructive. I don't mean to condone that, but I try to address hater feelings because I believe in some cased (not all), it's the kind of thing people revert to when they have intense feelings they want to explain but can't put into words. So in frustration some just vent in a way that overshadows any possible value in their thoughts, and I try to be sympathetic sometimes when that happens. The tour is HUGE news for sure and I would expect the mag to cover it in a post, all I meant is: can an article be news if it's 1/3 reporting an announcement, 2/3 personal vendetta? There are about 20 people involved in the comment discussion he references. 20 who have any idea what the hell was discussed. The vast majority of prospective readers have no context whatsoever. So how does this work for a public audience? It doesnt. Personally, it's galling to see this extremely questionable characterization of the original comments re-published here because I know almost no one will seek out the comments to read and analyze for self. Accountability. The writer can cherry pick details, whatever he wants, knowing his statements are unlikely to be challenged. This new article/announcement becomes the received wisdom from that discussion? No one to challenge that, to speak up and prevent this from being reported/considered journalistic fact? Not on my watch. I just couldnt let this pass because basically, the article he wrote amounts to someone declaring "victory!" at a random moment in a war where all the soldiers were done fighting, then scampering off to.hide as fast as possible before anyone can react in any way, all the way feeling like a winner who got the last laugh. I'm being slightly dramatic here, but you can see what I'm trying to say. And the discussion of Josh' s original article went cold a long time ago, we said what we said and all moved on. The participants are long over it. Reopening those antagonisms--way too personal to be incorporated in something considered "news," in my opinion. I'm ecstatic to know they are touring! Best news in a while for me! But whatever this particular article may be about, it isn't really about the news-its about something else, but I can't finger what, precisely.

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Posted by Jeff Scott on 05/03/2013 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

That's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Posted by Eric on 05/03/2013 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

Jeff, I'm cool with the NMH fans who disagreed with Levine's review -- differing opinions are fine, and I prefer them to everyone patting everyone else on the back.

But when readers like the commenter who couldn't stand to have his/her perceptions of Mangum challenged, and thus said of our writer "fuck him" (and since had his/her comment deleted), I'm not particularly concerned about their feelings.

Also, considering that the NMH reunion announcement was big enough to merit a fairly visible post on some of the most visible blogs in the country, I'm willing to call this "news with a slightly lengthy aside."

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Posted by David Mendez on 05/03/2013 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

Dude, seriously? This article isn't "news", if you actually consider this article worthy "content" I simply can't help you. You think the fact that this small circle of friends has decided to play together again proves/changes anything about Jeffs motive for touring? Correlation =/= causation. I stand by all of my analysis on the other thread. This article is a shameful, cowardly cheap shot that contributes nothing. Frankly, you sound like a petulant child. I KNOW exactly where Jeff's head is at in all this. It astounds me that any magazine would allow its writers to taunt prospective readers like this. Seriously- I'm utterly flabbergasted.

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Posted by Jeff Scott on 05/02/2013 at 11:59 PM
Posted by moose cowboy on 05/02/2013 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Just In: KFMA Day 2013 Lineup Has Been Announced

Bvb

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Posted by Mechelle Ballentine-Ringnell on 05/01/2013 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Just In: KFMA Day 2013 Lineup Has Been Announced

I'm stoked for The Killers <3

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Posted by Celina Romero on 04/27/2013 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Tickets Already on Sale for Next Year's Country Thunder

I meant Blake Shelton. Sorry. I guess my mind slipped into thinking of something more pleasant than contemporary country music for a moment.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 04/20/2013 at 1:43 AM

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