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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Guitar Hero

East-siders of Tucson have always been the coolest. Everyone was/is a rocker. We're happy to see Robbie living the life of "Local Boy Does Good" Proud to call him ours.

Posted by Michele Regal on 12/09/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

Sahuaro 73?

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Posted by David W on 12/08/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

I go way back with Robby and graduated with him at Sahuaro, he was awesome then as he is now. Everyone of us knew how great he was back then and always enjoyed watching him jam and hanging out with him. The desert parties at 17 poles and at rockafellas was the best. Great job Robby, Tucson is proud of you and so am I

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Posted by Todd Smith on 12/08/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

For years after the Rhode Island fire that killed 100 people, Jack Russell was, by all accounts (even his own), trying to kill himself with drink. That's what "suicidal nostalgia act" means

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by art on 12/08/2016 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

To the writer of this article: What exactly is a "Suicidal Nostalgia Act?"....What does it even mean? I find it a bit offensive mysel.

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Posted by Alex Monroy on 12/08/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

I never cared for Great White or that "Big Hair" band sound. But I like the story. I grew up at the same time at Santa Rita...And, I participated in those huge desert gathering's. Reminds me of the old days in Tucson.

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Posted by Micky Smythe on 12/08/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

Would have liked this better if there was a little more subject and a lot less dark and brooding commentary in it, but it is what it is. Robby is a great addition to a sound I've loved for many years. Truly talented and nice guy. Thanks Tuscon..he's someone to be proud of.

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Posted by Silver Smith on 12/08/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Guitar Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61cFQCOs6mo

A lot of history was made there. Dick will be 80 next year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUyZHl0Yp6I

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Posted by Guitarzan on 12/08/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Almost Famous

Been following your writing for quite a few years. Great story. I'd love to see that original People spread and a few pics of you and Doug too. I remember hearing about his death all those years ago and hearing that he was the real writer of their most famous songs and how they treated him. Split my dedication from "them" to "him" although I didn't have to. I did not like any of their follow ups genuinely. But I have a cover shot that I've used time and time again on my FB page and I think it was from your original article. It says "Tomorrow we can drive around this town...let the cops chase us around...the past is gone but something might be found to take it's place...". It's just blue sky and people's hands in the air in a convertible if I'm not mistaken. Anyway...no one really knows but that's about Doug for me. I'm a fan and I don't know how anyone could have saved him from himself but I wish he'd had a chance. You were a great friend to him. I mean it.

Posted by Miranda Mattingly Grim on 12/03/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Court and Spark

Thanks, Kat!!!! You to have a beautiful voice and it is always a pleasure to sing with you. Much love to you!

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Posted by Joyce Luna on 12/01/2016 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Court and Spark

I am so very proud of Joyce! She is a wonderful person and has a true gift. I am glad that I have the opportunity to sing with her in Desert Voices. We even sang a duet together. What a fantastic article!Continue the great work that you do and I look forward to singing with you at upcoming Hope for the Holidays concerts on December 9th,10th, and 11th at St.Mark's Presbyterian church!
Much love always, sincerely Kat.

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Posted by Kat Murphy on 12/01/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

Hey you, Too Many Criminals in the Crawl Space underneith my heart. She's nobodies friend, She's just a girl...
Just saying hello from Virginia wine country and, I still play all of play all of these fine tunes, every chance I get!

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Posted by Puddle Jones on 12/01/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

Great story. Thanks.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/01/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

Johnny D of course The Nazz, (as I hit palm of hand on side of head) and yes - a top notch GREAT, five-star record! Wish I owned a real one...

Posted by Lee Joseph on 11/30/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

They were The Nazz, in between the Spiders and Alice....come on Lee!!! This is a GREAT record...and you can quote me.

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Posted by Johnny D MostlyVinyl on 11/30/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

Cortez High school i think. What a cool article,and i salute you Lee.
Great
your friend,-billy

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Posted by William Sedlmayr on 11/30/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Memories and Meaning

whoever took that photo did a damn good job.

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Posted by Gilbert Flores on 11/29/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Noise Annoys

So happy Josh is back at the weekly!

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Posted by Jordan Prather on 11/28/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Know Your Product

Great article!

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Posted by panachic61 on 11/27/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl Tucson

Doesn't matter who does it, 'Bald Headed Woman' is still a dog. The Sot Weed Factor just underscored that fact and made it even doggier. Let it serve as a warning to young and new bands: The Kinks and The Who only did it because they had no real choice, being green. naive and under the thumb of their producer, Shel Talmy .

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Posted by innocent bystander on 11/23/2016 at 5:44 PM

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