Joshua Gunn is definitely History in the making, Rumble Young Bull Rumble!
Certainly not the mental health care it needs
To the comment above ... Yes, and transit and biking! I see Dix as an awesome opportunity to connect DT with the Farmer's Market, etc, by bike. Our family can't wait for Destination Dix! Thank you, City of Raleigh, for your vision and commitment to this park. Can't wait to see it unfold over time.
"Hopefully, it will be a place with parking," he says."
Please just establish pedestrian access to downtown. Problem solved.
I was once a Marine!! In 1970 I was stationed at Cherry Point, NC just outside of Havelock. As a PFC just out of avionics school, I and my friends had little money, no car, and not much to do on weekends except to play spades in the barracks. One night we went to the enlisted club and there are two things that cause them to be memorable. First, we started with beer, graduated to whiskey and took our post grad in tequila. When we realized we could no longer handle post grad work we went back to whiskey and finally back to the old standby, beer.
Well, it just so happened that Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts were performing at the E-club. I had no idea who he was. I have sang some of his ditties and found that not many people know who he was. I sing Nuts, hot nuts, get 'em from the peanut man and no one knows it! The other one I liked was the thing about working in Chicago in a department store. A lady came in, wanted a cake one day, I asked what kind she preferred. She said layer so I did, I don't work there any more. There were several verses to the Chicago Dept. store song.
So, to Doug Clark and the Hots nuts for entertaining me with an unforgettable act and the United States Marine Corps! for paying for it, a big THANK YOU!
Semper Fi to all my Marine buddies!
Music Loft and Harry's have the soul and selection I prefer to support. We'll be just fine over here in Orange County without Guitar Center.
Guitars Center made it possible to go into a store and play whatever instrument you want without some cigar chewing asshole saying "if you aren't going to buy that,then don't touch it". It created a positive atmosphere for young and old musicians
Why this? Americans are sadly, myopically fixated on this and similar issues. Artists as well as ordinary citizens should be quietly and diligently personally devoted at all times to human dignity and basic rights. It doesn't have to be a show. Children die. Actually die - because their sleep is unsafe! If American children were dying in rates that malaria kills little Africans, we'd be up in arms (I hope). Little girls are forcibly circumcised. Others are sold into slavery. Women are stoned. Children with "defects" (deaf, Downs Syndrome) are treated like garbage, abused, neglected. We don't publicly condemn our celebrities for not speaking out on these atrocities. Why? If we are all equal citizens of the world, why do we care so much less about the horrific living conditions and substandard lives of the truly poor, and focus instead on "rights" of people who have, by world standards, EVERYTHING. Sorry is this is a bit of a rant, but having grown up in a third-world nation, this is my perspective.
@jodys If you don't mind me asking how do you know "many members of the Avett camp aren't pro-HB2"?
Not sure what you mean by this "I wonder if when he says Avett shows are inclusive, Scott's focusing on including the people who choose to exclude."
If people are excluded that's their own doing isn't it?
I had tickets to see Ani up in Annapolis last week, but I did not go after her insulting cancellation of the Eno gig. I have seen her many times over the years, but never again.
I am no longer a fan.
Given that the Avett Brothers launched their career on the backs of the North Carolina venues and recording studios that are hurting because of HB2, I find "not taking a stand" to be ungrateful at best. I know many members of the Avett camp aren't pro-HB2, so pleading ignorance seems disingenuous. I wonder if when he says Avett shows are inclusive, Scott's focusing on including the people who choose to exclude.
Many bands communicate human empathy and support of social justice without being overly preachy or political. If you want to see an example, Shovels and Rope does it beautifully.
Bravo panthriot. Couldn't agree with you more. They don't owe anyone anything. They would be criticized no matter what they did so they should just do what's right for them, collectively, as a band. Live and let live.
I might think he was being disingenuous if I wasn't aware of performances like this.
Nobody has any obligation to take a public stand and I respect their refusal to do so - it's not like the issue is lacking for publicity or public pressure (pretty sure what the Avett Brothers think is the last thing on the general assembly's radar when the Feds are threatening to withhold millions and the NBA is considering moving the all-star game). We need less of the faux-intellectual political commentary from the Sean Penn's and Lena Dunham's of the world and can do without every artist with a tour date in NC feeling obligated to offer the same canned lines.
If the issue is that you don't want to give your money to anyone who might hold a different political viewpoint than you, regardless of whether you enjoy their music, then (to be consistent) you should probably start launching inquiries into the political leanings of your gas station attendant, waiter, Doctor, accountant, etc.
Sorry to throw shade but this band, and its music, is corny. I'm happy for their success but, DAMN, they're corny!
Oh please Let the music do the talking!!!
We have enough big mouth politicians and loudmouth musicians!!!!
The apathetic band that you refer to includes 7 individuals at the moment. For all we know they could be "taking action", privately, as individuals in their own way. Or not. Either way, I'd like to think they are doing what's right for them. Just like the rest of us.
NC needs more people who take a stand against hate and fear mongering. This a a terrific interview and clearly outlined the apathy of the band who by their inaction are taking clear action. Don't sell out for your wallet guys - the bill is NOT long and has only 3 main points - really?! Cop out! Step up and tell the people who follow you and are being oppressed by this bill this you support them and tell the legislators that HB2 is WRONG and should be fully repealed! You already have the Governors ear!
So glad the Avett Brothers do not try to use their musical stage as a political platform... I wish more people in the "limelight" would do the same. When I go to a concert, I'm there for the music and how "it" makes me feel not their opinion on the politics of the day. So keep doing what you're doing guys... Love the new album "True Sadness".
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