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Re: “Album Review: Bostjan Zupancic, 'Nothing Special'

Thanks so much for taking the time to check this one out! I really appreciate the kind words as well as the honesty. Some folks have told me that they really enjoyed the tracks you didn't like, and disliked the tracks that you received positively, so, I guess it's a case of pleasing some of the people some of the time, although, to be frank, although I started out trying to make something to please listeners, I ended up just making this album as my own emotional outlet.
And wow, was 2017 a year of lots of different emotions.
I hope the above doesn't sound disingenuous. I really do greatly appreciate the attention, and I wouldn't be playing microtonal metal music if I didn't want to hear people's negative comments.
"Interesting Enough" has not been received well by critics, in general, which, I suppose is unsurprising, given the way the content is likely to be received. Yet, my musician friends have told me that they felt the song was very relate-able. Just for the record, it has nothing to do with anyone who has ever written any reviews I've actually read.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Russ Hayes on 02/07/2018 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Talking Pink With 'Floydian Slip' Producer Craig Bailey

CRAIGis also a very accomplished actor. Been my pleasure to share the stage with Vermont talent. He is a true pro.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Paul Maher on 01/24/2018 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Album Review: Ariel Zevon, 'The Detangler'

isn't she warren's daughter?

Posted by Rick Shide on 01/24/2018 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Four More Albums From Formerly Local Artists

Had no idea Davidian left, but: good. He was born for New York City's jazz scene. A fearsome talent.

Posted by Justin Boland on 01/17/2018 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Album Review: Ariel Zevon, 'The Detangler'

This album rocks the casbah. Cant decide which my favorite track is yet.

Posted by Kermit Blackwood on 01/10/2018 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Album Review: Ariel Zevon, 'The Detangler'

Here's an interview with Ariel Zevon along with selections from "The Detangler." Enjoy!…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Baruch Zeichner on 01/10/2018 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Pianist George Winston Talks Driving, the Sound of Notes, and Playing Solo

Enjoyed. The interview was much like George. Concise , to the point and rich. Interesting that he hears the way he does

Posted by Paul Adams on 12/08/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Album Review: Kelly Ravin, 'Engine'

Couldn't agree more with this. I personally think this is Kelly's strongest work to date, and I've told him so. Great record and his means of distribution - sending to anyone who wanted it - shows how important these songs and this music were and are to him.

- Jeff Przech
Unionville, CT

Posted by Jeff Przech on 11/30/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Album Review: Eastern Mountain Time, 'Mountain Country'

Somewhere Gram Parsons is smiling. This sounds/feels like he never really left us. Thank you so much.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chip Mitiguy on 11/18/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Radio Bean's Longest-Tenured Employee Reflects on His Run

Seriously. With folks like us in his cabinet we're bound for glory!

Posted by K Jeremy Hammond on 11/16/2017 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Radio Bean's Longest-Tenured Employee Reflects on His Run


2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dave Patry on 11/04/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Album Review: Tiffany Couture, 'She Still Rises'

I've known Tiffany and her family my whole life. Her great grandmother and my mother we're best friends. I was one of the many people who where at the airport the day Tiffany arrived in her little pink dress. She has been loved by so many people. She has grown into such a beautiful singer and person.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Karen Alarie on 10/12/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “All the Traditions

What was the name before Hunts 1976

Posted by skip on 09/24/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Album Review: Lord Silky, 'We Used to Be Friends'

This isn't funny! Someone put some marijuanas in my coffee one morning and I went all loopy. I think it was one of my grandboys. They're always listening to this Lord Silkies band....

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Meemaw Rees on 08/02/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Album Review: Chad Hollister Band, 'Stop the World'

Wow! .... Jordan.....Wow-- I will try to keep this commentary classy because that rule obviously does not apply to your review. I did some due diligence on you. I wanted to make sure I was not judging you on a bad break up, boil lanced kinda day. However, I think you were having a bad day!

I PROMISE not to make this too cumbayaee, rainbowie or cabbage patch cuddly. His splendidly, I mean Splenda, no I mean Truvia like positive flair might be too tough for you to take. I am sure your horror show negative Nellie lyrics would be insightful.

Along with VPR, 2000+ screaming fans at Battery park, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, ZZ Top, Blues Traveler, and his 10 co-creating musicians.. I am a Chad Hollister fan. BTW-historical incredibly successful band analogies are an insult?

It sounds like he may not be your cup of Techno but seriously-- your RUDE! As a critic, is your goal to humiliate yourself. Thanks for the " Its vibrant horn and string arrangements are detailed and compelling. The guitar tones are perfectly calibrated, Hollister's vocals are strong and pristine, and an overall sheen suggests quality craftsmanship in the studio." However your "saccharine Schlock rock and diabetic coma ensuing comments-- REALLY? They pay you for that?

Your mommy issues bleed thru in this review and if you listened past your wax filled earbuds you might hear something that warms your callous soul We all feel the same about him. If you could hear past your Fox News reality show that was your spew, this was a despicable review of a successful local.

Todays tip REWIND & REPEAT! Try this one again! The masses that follow the Burlington born musician Chad Hollister around New England and this country disagree with your very inexperienced ear.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Deb Glottmann on 07/25/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Utah Phillips' Caboose Heads to Train Museum

If you'd like to help with this project to restore the 'caboose'and turn it into a museum for Utah Phiillips, Duncan Phillips has a donation page at

Posted by Stephen Pilcher on 07/08/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Utah Phillips' Caboose Heads to Train Museum

amazing cartoon story/artwork; what a great part of Vermont and musical history to be preserved...
those philo recordings of all three of them still hold up to anything made today...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Spencer Lewis on 07/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

I'm willing to guess the author has never owned a business. He may have no idea what it's like to put your time money and sweat on the line, to value hard work and self worth when creating something out of nothing. Business owners don't get to punch out when the day is done so it's not as simple to just take other peoples advice as he ignorantly implies. No business owner in their right mind would roll over to appease such garbage opinion or all the toxic trauma drama happening around this. And yet, he did tread into violent toxic water and listen, and talk to non violent people, and he did make a change. This article is entitled, intolerant, and attempting to turn what another flawed human (get over yourself no one is perfect or 100% correct) created into some kind of monstrous disaster through toxic wording and hypothesizing. This article is violent and makes me want to flea this witch hunting small town mentality. If I could, I would post a picture of Cartman screaming, "you will respect my authoritah!" Bc thats how commical this attempt at "opinion" is. Try using a mirror sometime. Those of us who are human and make mistakes, sometimes actually learn from them when we have the time to come to new perspectives through the process of healing. This opinion denies that important healing process and right of being an ever evolving human, making mistakes and growing, for the sake of an egotistical stunt. Boring and lame.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Maya Piorkowska on 07/07/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Album Review: Ben Dunham, 'Backline Collective'

The tag on this article for Ben is spelled incorrectly. It says Ben Durham, but should be "Ben Dunham".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ann-Marie Lilley on 06/28/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Am I the only one who feels like all of this could have easily been avoided if Craig had just been a decent person and *listened* to the trans community and allies in the very beginning? It seems like this became much more complicated than it needed to be.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by RedSoxRule45 on 06/21/2017 at 6:59 PM

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