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Re: “Rising Through Teenage Rap Battles and Reality TV, J. Gunn Is Ready To Blow Up

Joshua Gunn is definitely History in the making, Rumble Young Bull Rumble!

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Posted by YoungMogul on 07/20/2016 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Destination Dix is Poised to Give Raleigh the Urban Park It Finally Deserves

Certainly not the mental health care it needs

Posted by Goaglen on 07/20/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Destination Dix is Poised to Give Raleigh the Urban Park It Finally Deserves

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.

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Posted by Mary 1 on 07/20/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Destination Dix is Poised to Give Raleigh the Urban Park It Finally Deserves

"Hopefully, it will be a place with parking," he says."

Please just establish pedestrian access to downtown. Problem solved.

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Posted by Sogno on 07/20/2016 at 8:39 AM

Re: “The Peanut Man Goes Home

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!

Posted by Lanny Cotton on 07/07/2016 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Guitar Center Is Leaving Durham. Here’s What That Means for Indie Music Stores

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.

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Posted by Bill Whitmore on 07/07/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Guitar Center Is Leaving Durham. Here’s What That Means for Indie Music Stores

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

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Posted by seventhplace on 07/07/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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.

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Posted by Lavinia Curletta on 07/01/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

@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?

Posted by Robin Elizabeth on 07/01/2016 at 7:06 AM

Re: “At the Eno River Festival, North Carolinians Fight for Their Own Backyard

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.

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Posted by briteness on 06/30/2016 at 3:37 PM
Posted by Durham Lou on 06/30/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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.

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Posted by jodys on 06/30/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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.

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Posted by Robin Elizabeth on 06/30/2016 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

I might think he was being disingenuous if I wasn't aware of performances like this.

https://youtu.be/3N7-2eEwlVo

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Posted by Miss McDonald on 06/29/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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.

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Posted by panthriot on 06/29/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

Sorry to throw shade but this band, and its music, is corny. I'm happy for their success but, DAMN, they're corny!

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 06/29/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

Oh please Let the music do the talking!!!
We have enough big mouth politicians and loudmouth musicians!!!!

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Posted by gmbmnc on 06/29/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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.

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Posted by Robin Elizabeth on 06/29/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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!

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Posted by Elena Ceberio on 06/29/2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Interview: Scott Avett Talks The Avett Brothers' True Sadness, Not Becoming a Farmer, And Not Making a Statement on HB 2

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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Posted by Sheila Meese Simpson on 06/29/2016 at 12:29 PM

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