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Re: “Hagan speaks to state AFL-CIO, avoids talking about labor

Lessor of two evils....Tillis is just a plain old turd.

Posted by Tony Dockery on 09/15/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Hundreds of N.C. voters disenfranchised in 2014 Primary

The only way to beet these GOP crooks is to beet them at their own game by going out and getting everything required to get qualified...Get off yer butts and get them dam IDs......get the community organizers out in droves and get legal....Don't throw up your hands and complain that's what they want you to do..they own the state government ...Make the effort and get the IDs and then the GOP can once again tremble...To much time fighting a law that cant be overturned on this election cycle....We got to beet these criminals before they destroy this state by selling it out to their corporate sponsors. NC will become a dumping ground for polluters of all kinds so they can supply them and us with low wage jobs....

Posted by Tony Dockery on 09/15/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken pledges to stand with workers

Steve, what with your, shall we say, idiosyncratic style of punctuation, one would have thought you'd have a bit more tolerance for "typo's."

Posted by David Klein on 09/14/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken pledges to stand with workers

no he wont..they will stand and he will be on his knees...AND SERIOUSLY what drunk 3 year old wrote this....typo's EVERYWHERE

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Steve Powder on 09/12/2014 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Clay Aiken pledges to stand with workers

He's 8th generation North Carolinian. In what way is that an outsider???????

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michelle Noway on 09/11/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Hofmann sellers cut new deal

Thanks for clarifying, Ron.

Posted by Jane Porter on 09/11/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “T-shirt of Slim's owner Van Alston edited by WALTER photographer

Jason, No. 1, I've never received an email from you about the photos you say we used without compensation. The Burning Coal Theatre photos you're referring to came directly from the company. We are checking to see what permissions they have to disseminate the photos for promotional purposes.

No. 2. To clarify for readers, it is the INDY's policy not to substantively alter a photo other than basic toning/cropping. Even in cropping, we cannot change the essence of the photo. We do not add or subtract elements in a photo with the exception of photo illustrations, which are clearly labeled as such. To critique Jason's photo in a bona fide news story falls under fair use for commentary and criticism.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 09/11/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “T-shirt of Slim's owner Van Alston edited by WALTER photographer

Travis is Absolutely correct that this was not an editorial decision on the part of Walter Magazine. I made a decision and maybe it was wrong, maybe it will be inexcusable but it was my fault and not Walter Magazine which was made clear prior to this post by Currin. Hats off to everyone that has never made the wrong decision. We learn and sometimes the hard way, don't remove the word "sucks" from a tee shirt. What people may not know is that I went out of my way to include a photograph in the background to pay quiet homage to a dear friend that Van had recently lost. I hope I didn't alter the integrity of the bar by doing that too. All this coming from a magazine that in another front page story has used two of my images thus far without offering compensation and ignoring my request for compensation. Sincere apologies to all that I've offended by my actions alone.

5 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Jason Dail on 09/11/2014 at 1:05 AM

Re: “T-shirt of Slim's owner Van Alston edited by WALTER photographer

I have been a staff photographer at the N&O for 11 years and I am a frequent contributor to Walter. This was not an editorial decision by the magazine. The freelancer took it upon himself to alter the photograph. Why? I'm not sure... IMO his action is inexcusable. Someone is going to have to pull me off the ceiling.

-Travis Long

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Posted by Travis Long on 09/11/2014 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Hofmann sellers cut new deal

Good article Jane!

One clarification - what I meant to say is that RMS could technically turn around the day after this new agreement has closed, and sell all or part of their stake in Hofmann Forest to Walker Ag Group for the list price that RMS paid plus a $500,000 "finders fee". The reverse scenario would be a better outcome.

The best outcome would be no sale at all, or for a genuine forest conservation easement to be put in place on the entire tract prior to the closing.

What are the Walkers planning on doing with their 24,000 acres? And what will RMS do with their land along US 17? The temptation to develop it will be really strong...

To help us stop this sale and win a better future for Hofmann Forest, please sign our petition here:

Posted by Ron Sutherland on 09/10/2014 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

The topic is fun and MK is obviously an ornery dude on occasion, but it not like a Mideast conflict is going on here. He obviously has a sense of humor about this (evidenced by his latest t-shirt offering) and in general. We can do the same right back. For example, this shirt,

Posted by jludes on 09/10/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “T-shirt of Slim's owner Van Alston edited by WALTER photographer

Those are just big bones, Van.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 09/10/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “T-shirt of Slim's owner Van Alston edited by WALTER photographer

Much ado about nothing. I'm the fat guy in the photo and I don't give a shit.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by boxorice on 09/10/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Day Three: Tailgate or music festival?

Thanks Maria. I was basing it off your website, where I did not see any other tour dates listed past Saturday. My mistake.

Posted by spencer on 09/09/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

I was at this show.

I've seen this happen at larger poetry readings. People continually chat during the poet and yes, it's disrespectful. But then a quality poet who can command the audience gets on stage and suddenly the crowd is silent and attentive.

Acting like a spoiled child isn't exactly what I would call quality showmanship, but it did make for a good show.

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Posted by nil on 09/09/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Day Three: Tailgate or music festival?

Maria from No Other here. I'm not sure where you got your information, but we didn't head straight back home after our performance.

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Posted by Maria Tessa Sciarrino on 09/09/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

Here's how Hopscotch works. Many people buy a day pass or a full pass that is good for any show in the entire festival. Many people wander into a show not ever having heard of the band and are looking to hear and see something new. It's the JOB of the band or artist to win over the crowd. Insulting the crowd and calling them names before the set even starts is an act of someone who doesn't even like playing live and is not the way to make new fans. Mr. Kozelek should just stay home is he needs complete silence.

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Posted by Dan O'Neil on 09/08/2014 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

It's true, Mark Kozelek has engaged in his own brand of audience banter for years now; at the intimate Fez in New York City years ago I recall that he took great offense when "no one" recognized that the song he'd just played was an AC/DC cover and spent a couple of minutes berating everyone for not knowing "anything about musical history." I don't recall the reverent, receptive audience enjoying it however.

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Posted by David Klein on 09/08/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

I didn't see the Sun Kil Moon set, but quiet shows really don't work well at Lincoln Theater. There is always too much talking in the back of the room by the bar. I'll never understand why people buy concert tickets and just use the show to catch up on the old days with their friends, but those people seem to gravitate to Lincoln Theater (also the back half of Cats Cradle). If I spend my money for a ticket I want to hear the music.

It doesn't seem to me that the performers at Lincoln that night would entice real rednecks to show up, but I have seen American Aquarium and the Drive By Truckers have problems with talkers and real rednecks, and both BJ Barham and Patterson Hood are much better at dealing with those people than Kozelek (Mr Moon?). Certainly these quiet shows should have been set at Fletcher or Vintage 21. I assume they wanted to pack more people in for this show

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Posted by bottyguy on 09/08/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Hopscotch, Night Two: A picnic

If you've seen Mark Kozelek a few times you know he engages in this kind of banter with the audience all the time and they seem to enjoy it. He's been doing it for decades. Of course, festivals are full of people who have no idea who is on stage and don't care, which is why they are a lousy place to see good music. See him somewhere where the audience isn't 'chatty' (like that's okay?) and reserve your judgments on what a 'sensitive' songwriter is supposed to be and you'd be glad you did.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Restora on 09/08/2014 at 11:11 AM

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