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Comment Archives: stories: Music: We Got Cactus

Re: “Mondo Morricone: Spaghetti Western Triple Feature at The Loft Feb. 2

I dig your show Dewtron. A lot of it is stuff I would never purchase or listen to on my own, but it's far more interesting than the standard fare being offered on most other terrestrial radio. I listen to KXCI Tuesday through Saturday morning and I do enjoy most of the programs, but your show & Julio Pena's fill a void that other predictably stale Tucson radio cannot. Keep up the good work and keep things interesting by digging up more of those oddities & obscurities. Regards, DC

Posted by AZ/DC on 01/31/2013 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Fall Out Boy Releases Album on Vinyl

Being an music enthusiast doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be a snob about someone else who claims to be but doesn't meet your standards. For all we know, the writer of this piece may own a few cds or cassette tapes; maybe the stereo in her car has kickin' speakers. (I will not ever label speakers as shit kicken [sic] because that to me implies that you are a fan of Country & Western music, which for the most part I am not; especially what passes for contemporary mainstream C & W music.) Maybe she's been into music as early as she can remember.
Hell, I'm a music enthusiast and I haven't owned a turntable in over 20 years; I still purchase vinyl as collector's items though. I understand the argument supporting their better sound quality & larger artwork, but that was never enough to make me stay committed. To me, vinyl was always sort of a hassle. You couldn't play records in your car and I always worried about playing the damn things too much & possibly damaging the grooves. Plus, when all new vinyl releases became expensive, hard to find (pre-internet boom) limited-edition imports in the early '90s, it made economical as well as practical sense to switch over to the compact disc.
I myself am a snob in certain ways though. I have never downloaded a song and probably never will. If the artist cannot make the effort to release their recordings on a viable media format, then the music can't be all that great as far as I'm concerned. If I cannot hold their products in my hands, then I will not bother to spend my money on these bands!
I also find it strange that there are cassette only releases/music labels, this tells me that the people involved in this aren't too concerned that the music reach a wide audience, which should be the only goal a music artist/label should have. The artist/label may think they're making a statement about how underground, trendy and/or unconventional they are, but all I'm seeing is a group of people who are going to have trouble making even the smallest amounts of money. As an artist or label I do believe that you should never sacrifice your visions, but this concept should never apply to the format that the music is presented on. This is a very strange concept, considering these artists/labels may assume that most people who never even owned a cassette deck would all of a sudden go out and purchase one because of music they like being released as cassette only products. What's next, reel-to-reel & 8-track only releases? Cookooo!
I think it's cool that Megan is expanding her horizons by considering the purchase of music media. I would highly suggest starting with cds though if she hasn't already and I would also suggest starting with artists that have more depth and talent than (ACK!) Fall Out Boy. Okay, maybe there is a connection between that enthusiast & snob thing. Thanks for reading.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/31/2013 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Fall Out Boy Releases Album on Vinyl

If you listen to music on your computer and car stereo only I hardly think you can call
your self a music enthusiast. Go out and buy your self a real 2 channel amp and some
shit kicken speakers and a turn table. Listen to them for 25 years, then come back and
write an article on music, other wise stop wasting our time. Thank,s Doug.

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Posted by Doug on 01/30/2013 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #2: Band of Susans


I never could dismiss "Hope Against Hope" or "Love Agenda," but, alas, space was tight. Lord, to have seen them--let alone mix 'em--live! Insanely jealous. The Suicide gig, as suspected, merely confirms Poss' greatness.

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Posted by Mike Petitti on 01/25/2013 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #2: Band of Susans

Fantastic band + fitting tribute!

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Posted by s.d. on 01/25/2013 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #2: Band of Susans

What, you dismiss "Hope Against Hope" and "Love Agenda?"
For shame!
Anyways, i saw the BoS a bunch of times back when, mixed 'em a few times too (talk about glorious stage volume!) and they're great. Last time I saw Robert, he was mixing front-of-house for Suicide.

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Posted by Andy P on 01/25/2013 at 11:20 AM

Re: “This Year's "Best Original Song" Nominees Sure to Bore on Oscar Night

Life of Pi song is very soothing and refreshing. But back in India, there is a discussion going on whether the lyrics in Tamil are original. It resembles a lot to another popular lullaby in another Indian language called MAlayalam, spoken in the state of Kerala.

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Posted by Ann Amos on 01/21/2013 at 5:31 AM

Re: “NOBUNNY Infiltrates The Rock, Frightens School Children, Disturbs Sound Engineer

i was there. he tried to take my cousins phone because she was texting trying not to scar her mind.

Posted by sarah on 01/21/2013 at 5:01 AM

Re: “This Year's "Best Original Song" Nominees Sure to Bore on Oscar Night

I love, LOVE "Before My Time" from the film Chasing Ice. If I were able to vote, that would get mine for "Best Original Song" by far. With that said, I also like "Skyfall" & "Pi's Lullaby" an awful lot and if either of them win, that would be fine with me.

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Posted by Brent Simon on 01/20/2013 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Grammy Hype Gets a Bump From The Black Keys

That voiceover is Dr. John

Posted by chuck auerbach on 01/19/2013 at 10:05 PM

Re: “The Rialto Theatre Is Killing It, Booking-Wise, Right Now

Great post! But I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that the Rodriguez show was on April 19th.

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Posted by C Note on 01/18/2013 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Most Important Concert Ever Coming to Town

Thanks for the love Dan! Hope to see you there! -R Dub

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Posted by Here's Dub on 01/15/2013 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Most Important Concert Ever Coming to Town

Didn't destroy anything for me! KXCI, Calexico, Sergio & the guys... In the Barrio by the Tucson Museum of Art!! Take those phony casino concerts and toss your money to the wind... Local music and art and radio and people will be here and support you... the other guys won't.

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Posted by nutridawg on 01/14/2013 at 6:12 PM

Re: “NOBUNNY Infiltrates The Rock, Frightens School Children, Disturbs Sound Engineer

Nobunny really, really does love you.

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Posted by Fuzzsonic on 01/12/2013 at 12:42 PM

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

funny now but marshall tucker and still's were thretened much like the 99% of the music industry.West vs. East/u.s. vs.u.k./it was when rock and roll was such a $$ industry
that [like most things>even beyond alien films] it felt strong need to protect itself.
Now one has to live or die on "MERCH" and me ,at least i understood what was what.It will allways be in the gold busting ,crop dusting Petticoat Junction's where Uncle Joe is the warden to a young man's game.
He loses the deed in the 1st season.


Posted by William Sedlmayr on 01/10/2013 at 3:46 AM

Re: “For Your Consideration: Whole Lotta Helter Skelter, a Beatles/Led Zeppelin Mashup

So Mr. Mendez, when am I going to get my payment for acting as an assistant editor? The title should read: "For Your Consideration: Whole Lotta Helter Skelter, a Beatles/Led Zeppelin Mashup." At least you kept it British. Cheers mate.

Posted by AZ/DC on 01/09/2013 at 10:54 AM

Re: “The other, other Iron Maiden(s)

Wow! And they do it all without that unnecessary third guitarist too. It would be cool if they also did material from Bruce's solo albums from the '90s, for these songs were far more original & innovative than anything Maiden has recorded since their "Powerslave" LP.

Post script: More cowbell!

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/08/2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Second Iron Maiden

Shouldn't the title of this article be "The Original Iron Maiden" or "The First Iron Maiden?"


This material is fresher and more original than anything I've heard from the well known Iron Maiden since their "Powerslave" days.

Does this mean we have to refer to Steve Harris & company as The New Iron Maiden from here on out? I'm sure they would love that! I checked out a couple of the other tunes also and thought they were cool. Thanks for the music history lesson Mr. Werner!

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/04/2013 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Here Is a James Hetfield (HE-HEAH!) Soundboard (GIMME FAI!) for Your Enjoyment

Brandon: It worked for me just now. Maybe try a different browser?

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 12/20/2012 at 5:10 PM

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