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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Tale of Two Cities

as much as i don't love amazonians, tech has actually brought more people of color to lily-white seattle. because they make a good living, it seems tacocat thinks they don't count?

also, most tech workers are not evil kingpins a la bezos or zuckerberg. they are just people trying to make a living with the skills they possess (like tacocat). and yes they are not cool, but who the hell cares? ignore them instead of making it a poitical statement to dog on a group of people you don't like. why should individuals be held to a higher level of social responsibility than a band? yes, they are douchebags on the weekend. but after working 80 hour weeks wth are they supposed to do? hide so that people who work 15 hours/week can be sufficiently not annoyed? you obviously have to have never worked a high-stress job to not be able understand the very real trauma inflicted on those kinds of workers (no matter what their paygrade), who often have no means of venting or social interaction except being blacked out on the weekend. and YES THAT IS GROSS. but you can't just categorically shit on people because you find them annoying or they are not perfect at dealing with their own shit. it's great that a "punk" band can be so emotionally stable, but most people aren't.

there are also benefits to living in a financially vibrant city--it allows things like minimum wage to go up and benefit everyone. yes, developers should absolutely be controlled because they are a source of a LOT of problems, so fight that. but the issue is a lot more complex than boohoo let's stop the bros. the problem is HOW developers develop, not that people are moving to your city and outnumbering you and you think they're lame (which they are). you can also despise the tech culture but understand there are benefits to having AN industry support a city vs having it be in decay. $$ also makes it a lot safer for women and allow them to be independent AND SAFE. read about the seattle scene in the 80s and 90s, it was actually physically dangerous for all genders.



--non tech, woc in seattle

Posted by letsbereal on 04/26/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Tale of Two Cities

"These decisions can't be left in the hands of developers, investors and corporations," Katters concludes.

Well that's exactly who's hands they are left in and no thanks to the Tucson Weekly who some of us remember not only allowed and accepted it, but tried to ridicule and shame anyone who criticized the downtown revitalization of the last 10 years.

Enjoy your rising rents, mediocre overpriced bars and restaurants, and for all intents and purposes shrinking of any true local arts and music scene with the expansion of the mall culture scene.

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Posted by Turdwagoneer on 04/21/2017 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl: The Dearly Beloved

Wonderful stuff. Thanks!

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 04/20/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Noise Annoys

Any chance you'll ever have something new/current here??

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Posted by A reader on 04/16/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Noise Annoys

Love me some him

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Posted by Alysse Karfomenos on 04/13/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Growing Old with Moz

So it seems, after all this buildup, that Morrissey didn't linger long in Tucson...

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 04/11/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Noise Annoys

Way to go, Josh. Just to prove you wrong, DTRadio axed one of them dang wimmin shows. Now when I want to know about how to save on my grocery bill or find out where the Chipndales dancers are going to be who do I turn to? Donahue ain't even on anymore.

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Posted by Archie Punker on 04/10/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Growing Old with Moz

Oh shit!

I forgot about how great Minor Threat and Black Flag were.

Sorry.

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Posted by Still a "punk" fan when there wasn't even a name for it. on 04/07/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Growing Old with Moz

The Clash and The Smiths were both highly overrated.

The Misfits and Dead Kennedys were a lot more exciting.

Don't even get me started on how dull The Ramones and Sex Pistols actually were.

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Posted by "Punk" fan when there wasn't even a name for it. on 04/07/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “In the Moment

Nice work!

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Posted by Maria Pia Minichiello on 03/25/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Remembrancing

"Sorry, this track or album is not available."

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 03/17/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Know Your Product: Miss Olivia

Fantastic performer who reels in a crowd with her voice. Definitely a person to keep in mind when going out on the town for live music. Have listened to her a few times around town. Che's, Saint Charles Tavern and Second Saturday's downtown.

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Posted by Ren Garlmsi on 03/16/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Know Your Product: Miss Olivia

Love Miss Olivia. Super talented. Amazing person inside and out.

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Posted by Tina Tuttle on 03/16/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Know Your Product: Miss Olivia

That's my Girl!!!!! Congrats on an amazing interview!

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Posted by Leah Vidal on 03/16/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Battle Acts: Elton John vs. Kinky Boots

No contest.

This one goes to one of the greatest piano players in Rock 'n' Roll history.

Elton John, hands down.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 03/16/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “People Who Died: Leonard Cohen by Howe Gelb

Hey, cool! I love Alexandra Leaving and no one ever knows that one. One of my favorites,

Posted by Kb on 03/10/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Noise Annoys: Desert Beats

Well written, Levine! I would only add that there's a hefty dose of Thirteenth Floor Elevators and Birthday Party era Nick Cave in the mix, in addition to the Screamin' Jay Hawkins comparison.

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Posted by Julie Jennings Patterson, Downtown Radio DJ on 03/09/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “What’s in Store: Chicago Music Store

The instrument repair person "Mike" repaired my violin and three guitars. They had been attic stored for 17-40 years and the 40+ year stored violin needed serious help. Mike did nice work for a very reasonable price that my senior citizen budget could handle. I recommend either of their stores for repair assistance or purchase of instruments. If they don't have what you need just ask and the staff will get it for you. Mark, the owner, is at the 6th Ave. Store and will go out of his way to help you. Stop in for a visit and say hello.............Norm

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Posted by Norm on 03/08/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Know Your Product: Ace Frehley

Paul Kossof would roll over in his grave

Posted by William Sedlmayr on 03/03/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Know Your Product: Geoff Tate

And it's him, not hime. But really, who cares? Tate is done, proof is you announcing that "he's bringing the show to this one-horse town". 'Nuff said.

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Posted by The Truth on 03/03/2017 at 6:52 AM

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