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Re: “Seven Bands to See at Waking Windows

re: photo #1: lady, look out! There are three creepy weirdos right behind you!

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Posted by The Oracle on 05/02/2019 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Album Review: D. Davis, 'Hopeful'

Just dont let Mr. Davis fool you with those graceful, sweet and gentle sounds. He can turn it up as well as anyone, and when he does, look out! D. Davis is a monster.

Posted by Tony Gallucci on 03/24/2019 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Brian Wilson to Perform at Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

And so 7Days' shilling for Discover Jazz begins, through the estimable JordanAdams, in another vain attempt to assuage the paper's guilt for basically ignoring the festival for years (--see Kamasi Washington cover story, a futile attempt to win the white jazz novice).. Musically speaking, the titular leader of the Beach Boys was barely a presence in the 2016 appearance, his song intros practiced to a fault and only to a slightly lesser extent coached by comrade in arms from the group Al Jardine. whose son actually stole the show singing Brian's parts. It's too much to ask for discerning analysis of music from this rag, but can ya just not be so obvious about your gratuitous public relations for BDJF: the paper still devotes more space to Waking Windows!?!? (and don't make the excuse it's for the sake of local musicians!)

Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 03/23/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “John Lackard's Open Jam Gives Barre the Blues

Keyboard player coming to vt for summer work, is this something I can join ? Info please
Mike@dmefree.com

Posted by Michael Feldman on 03/21/2019 at 4:09 PM

Re: “A Guided Tour Through Guster's New Album, 'Look Alive'

@anodyne
2 out of 5 stars - The quote formatting/fractured syntax up top threw me off, second sentence had a sorta run-on feel, plus the Trumpian "failing" kinda takes your tone down. Caps lock definitely gives it some fury, but ultimately capping it off with a triple exclamation point landed it solidly in the 'ornery grandpa commenting on Facebook' category. I think there's promise here, but something tells me this isn't your best work.

Posted by Noel on 03/21/2019 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Slick Rick to Play Sugarbush Resort

Wow, great reporting on The Reks' event with Slick Rick. Maybe you could have done some basic journalism and called the owner of the Reks for his side of the story rather than spending three paragraphs whining about how offensive you find old school rap lyrics? With a capacity of around 100 people, it's no surprise the ticket are pricey, and I'm sure the Sugarbush clientele has the money. As of Monday, they had already sold more than half of the tickets and I wouldn't surprised if it sells out.

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Posted by Rich Ferber on 03/08/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “A Guided Tour Through Guster's New Album, 'Look Alive'

?the band's earlier, '90s college-rock sound won't find it here. Instead, Guster present an effervescent, electro-pop-tinged collection of songs"....which translated suggests a band with little if any sense of its own style, flailing to remain relevant, and no doubt failing---THROW 'EM ON THE SAME SCRAPHEAP OF AN ANTHOLOGY WITH TRAIN, MAROON 5 AND THE REST OF THEIR ANONYMOUS ILK!!!

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Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 03/05/2019 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Andy Kershaw's Deli Edits and Reliving 2000s Indie Music

In quoting a television series (!?!?!?) when concluding his mewling about his favorite music gone out of fashion, the author speaks volumes about his passion for music--or rather the lack thereof--not to mention why this greatest of all the arts so often seems a peripheral concern for 7Days. Adams could've at least referred to Carly Simon's "Anticipation," but he's probably not even that culturally literate. And certainly not conversant in songs of substance, such as The Who's "Long Live Rock:" '...We tried but you were yawning...Rock Is Dead!!!---Long Live Rock!!!'

Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 03/05/2019 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Album Review: Eric George, 'Song of Love'

Eric George is a babe!

Posted by honest john on 03/04/2019 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Album Review: Plastique Mammals, 'Northern Sound'

First of all, Chris, thank you for the incredibly kind review. It makes me feel better than I can describe.

Secondly, in defense of the Logger clip!

A major source of inspiration for the EP was a critique I received from an out of town band we played with about a year ago. After our set, a member of the band commented; "You guys just SOUND like you're from up here."

While writing this EP, I was exploring that concept. What does life up here SOUND like? What does it SOUND like to come down the hill on Main Street and see the mountains behind the lake?

The image I wanted to inspire with the Logger clip stems from the accent. I've spent my entire life in Franklin County, and that manner of speech is as familiar to me as Lake Champlain, or mountains in the distance. In building an auditory representation of my home, I could think of no better monument to the simple, dignified, rural-blue-collar side of Vermont.

Considering the mood of the EP that it closes, I agree that the piece can be jarring. It irks you in the same way that stepping outside of Burlington, getting hit in the face with the cow-manure perfume that fills the rest of the state, can do to some. On an EP that works to capture the sublimity of life in Vermont, a peek into what you see when your head drifts into the clouds, the closing sample serves as a reminder of what's back on the ground.

Thanks again for the most flattering review!
--Remi

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Posted by Remi Russin on 02/16/2019 at 10:12 AM

Re: “On New Album 'Gloria Duplex,' Henry Jamison Considers Toxic Masculinity

Would that he just covered "Tattoo" by @thewho rather than prattle on about it!?!?!? No demographic needs gender apologists right now but rather articulate spokespeople for enlightened approaches to the gender challenges WE ALL face in this paradigm-shifting era!?

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Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 02/14/2019 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Charlie Morrow Creates Soundscapes That Mimic How We Hear

Very interesting.

Posted by The Great Morpheus on 02/12/2019 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Thoughts on Magic Hat's New Mardi Gras

For what it's worth, I worked as a Mardi Gras parade volunteer for several years -- keeping crowds back and out from underfoot, picking up beads that fell in the street out of reach and flinging them on into the crowds, and so on... and the "and so on" included picking up Main Street after each parade. It was *not* a nasty, onerous job. Many hands made light work and generally we were done picking the unclaimed beads, candy, and other detritus up in about fifteen minutes.

The biggest post-parade task was collecting the bike racks that served as crowd barriers along the route, and pros were paid to do that.

Posted by Jay Furr on 02/11/2019 at 4:51 PM

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

It was clear the new owners were in over their heads even before this event happened...

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Posted by The Oracle on 01/22/2019 at 8:43 AM

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

I'm betting Mr. Nashid case will end up being referred to the Burlington Community Justice Center. There's a good chance he will end up having the book thrown at him . In Vermont that means community service , possibly a fine which will be forgiven . Who knows, Nectars and staff may suffer greater consequences then this fine citizen .

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Posted by Rich ard on 01/18/2019 at 4:19 PM

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

I agree with CHRISTOPHER HILL. Weinberger and his buddies are only interested in making Burlington a big city and thinking about how much money they can make off of people and helping their rich friends. They don't care about the "little" people!!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 01/17/2019 at 9:24 PM

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

I'm honestly surprised that this didn't bring criminal charges

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scuba on 01/17/2019 at 5:22 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: “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: WTF is Going on With Grace Potter & the Nocturnals?

I think what happened was Grace became famous got rid of her husband of 3 yrs and now is preggers by some other guy. Perfect rock star soap opera stuff

Posted by Russell Stoner on 12/26/2018 at 12:56 AM

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