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Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Hi, Maura. This is Dan Bolles, Asst. Arts Editor at 7D.

Soundbites is a music column. A column, by definition, is a forum in which writers express opinions. In fact, the tagline on Soundbites reads "News and views on the local music scene," which indicates that Soundbites represents Jordan's take on issues relevant to the local scene.

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Posted by Dan Bolles on 06/14/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Seriously!!! How dare you put this in the music section??

The man doesn't even have a proper DJ booth!

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Posted by Elena Littlebug on 06/14/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

What's factually incorrect, Sarah!? Craig has had so many opportunities to engage and has repeatedly belittled, hidden, lied, and ignored. His business is paying for that. I hope he feels good about being 'right.'

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Posted by Rachel Young on 06/14/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

I would hate to be the lawyer for the night club. Returning a weapon to an angry, and likely intoxicated patron? Ridiculous. A woman shot as a result of that negligent act? I wish her a complete recovery.

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Posted by Andrew Duff on 01/17/2019 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

I think the failure of "Mister Sister" is a testimony to the alignment of the Burlington LGBT community. Many of us were quite surprised at the stubbornness of the bar owner. A simple name change would have resulted in a successful business. We voted with our feet.

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Posted by Christine D Hallquist on 06/15/2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

That's the way the cookie crumbles in business. I was actually hoping this owner was a secret amoral genius and would change the name at the last minute, reaping all the gratitude and catharsis of the generated controversy. I'm actually pretty disappointed that he was actually just kinda stupid and stubborn. *shrug*

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Posted by Jana Beagley on 06/14/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Talking about witch hunts! From the first time Seven Days posted anything about the name Mister Sister I knew they had chosen a side. Every article, every little tidbit, has been to slander the bar and guide the reader to the direction Seven Days wants. I posted a comment on the first article about Mister Sister asking Seven Days to recognize how they play a part in further widening the gap that was occurring within the VT LGBT community and it went ignored. So here we have it again, stirring the pot as best it can. Hopefully people recognize how slanted the paper can be and someone starts a actual non biased periodical which puts you out of business.

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Posted by Elliott Matos on 06/14/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Back in the good ol days of Burlington ...when we were a true community...it was the unwritten rule that we would not post negative or hateful comments, reviews or speech about a play, band, restaurant, bar or business...as we are such a small neighborhood and we wanted our brothers, sisters and friends to prosper. I remember seeing a community theater play at the Flynn in the late 80s that was god awful...but not one person ever said anything publicly or in print because it was our friends and family on that stage. That world of love and community is no longer. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. "

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Posted by Monique Citro on 06/14/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Awesome how he's blaming the same community he chose to ostricize back in March and then asking us for money in the same breath.

Yeah no

Your business failed because you made poor decisions. Too bad so sad. Maybe next time you'll be wiser for the wear.

Funny but all those voices you choose to ignore are probably seeming a tad more important now aren't they? Next time your community asks you to hear them out, maybe don't turn your back?

Smell ya.

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Posted by Maya Sun Robedee-Molino on 06/15/2017 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

The only thing it says is "Music news". This is a biased, opinion piece, not news, and is factually incorrect. This is a bad look for you guys.

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Posted by Sarah Willis on 06/14/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Clearly the owner did a miscalculation based on numbers when he chose to retain the name. He assumed he would only piss off the trans community and thought he could lose their business and still get his way. Unfortunately for him, many of us cis people also dislike hate speak, even if it isn't directed at us and won't patronize a bar under such a name. Weird.

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Posted by Fergi on 06/15/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

This is simply an ill informed, poorly thought out opinion that isn't even about music. Total trash.

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Posted by David McLean on 06/14/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Maura,

We appreciate your impassioned response to Jordan's column about Mister Sister. After checking in with Jordan and reviewing his reporting -- and talking with Molly Walsh, who covered the Trans Town Hall -- we stand by his account. You're welcome to voice your concerns in a letter to the editor. We'd be happy to give you the opportunity to respond in print.

https://posting.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/LetterstotheEditor/Page

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Posted by Pamela Polston on 06/15/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Burlingtons LGBTQ scene has proven that it does not want a gay bar. You have the option to accept such a (gift), or not. From the beginning, and as lots of the LGBTQ scene is so very overly sensitive, Burlington announced it's stance, that it was not ready to accept this gift. Seriously guys. Chill out. Stop scrutinizing everything. We could have had a nice place.

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Posted by Michael Waters on 06/14/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Um, this is "news"????
Seems like an op ed to me.
Way to be professional, 7 Days. Jesus.

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/14/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Hi Dan,
I'm unclear about your need for condescension in your reply to me, but into addition to talking to me
Like a child, you are incorrect. I'd be happy to send you a screenshot of the article and how it is clearly categorized as "music news", with no mention of opinions or views.
I'm starting to doubt 7 Days as a place to get any factual information. You also recently called 7 Days the state's largest newspaper. Was that in a column as well, so it doesn't have to be factual?

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 06/14/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

This would not have happened when Nectar Rorris owned the place. He gave a damn about Burlington and the safety of the people who live in the city. Burlington has been invaded by a horde of greedy, narcissistic punks and "big city wannabes" whose allegiance is to their egos, their wallets and making Burlington into an urban ghetto. Start with Wonder Boy Weinberger, Don "The Snake" Sinex, the crew at "f"Arts Riot and follow the trail until you reach the end, a yuppie wet dream that has capitalized on the uniqueness of the city they're destroying.

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Posted by Christopher Hill on 01/17/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Craig, you must really know absolutely no shame...

You want facts? Here's a fact: those people who were lost, are not your martyrs who's memory is yours to invoke when you need a guilt-inducing defense of indefensible actions and words.

Furthermore, being an ally to trans folks is not a competition... it's just being a decent person.

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Posted by Elena Littlebug on 06/15/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Perhaps it's not too late to change the name of the bar! ;)

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Posted by Laurie Farrington on 06/15/2017 at 5:35 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Maura,

Thanks for your comment! It brought the name of this section to our attention - while we make clear in the paper that Soundbites is a column for music news, we realize now that it's much less clear online. We're changing the name to make that more clear. Thanks for noting that!

Best,
Andrea

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 06/14/2017 at 4:23 PM

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