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Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

I must commend Rick Kisonak for refusing to nurture the lionization of the late John Lennon in his review of the film Above Us Only Sky. His point is especially well-taken about the persona of the man as a younger Beatle, particularly in contrast to the sanctimonious, self-righteous and often strident tone of Lennon's public stance(s) late in his tenure with the group and early on as a solo artist and in collaboration with Yoko Ono. And the description of the latter segments of the documentary (sic) sound particularly on-point in terms of the latter's self-serving interests (even to someone like myself who doesn't subscribe to the conspiracy theories about the woman's contributions breakup of the iconic foursome). Let's hope Rick Kisonak brings an equally discerning eye to the forthcoming film covering the Let It Be phase of the band's career, to be overseen by Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson.

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Posted by on 06/03/2019 at 10:27 AM

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 on 03/23/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Talking Chocolate Vulvas With Martina Anderson of Nutty Steph's

And if a male initiated even a conversation about candy female body, much less openly publicized it, he'd be crucified, right?---Is this like an African-American using the 'N' word?

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Posted by on 03/11/2019 at 10:02 AM

Re: “ Changes Put Dozens of People's Jobs in Jeopardy

One wonders if this enterprise will continue to maintain its elevated visibility in the community vis a vis sponsorships of events such as Burlington Discover Jazz...or did those derive from tax breaks, incentives etc. in the old 'one hand washes the other' syndrome?!?!?

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Posted by on 03/10/2019 at 1:06 PM

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 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 on 03/05/2019 at 11:51 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 on 02/14/2019 at 12:46 PM

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