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Re: “No FLOTUS for Hootie: Peter Holsapple on playing one of David Letterman's final shows with Hootie & the Blowfish

Peter Thanks for a true eye view accounting of your trip to NEW YORK CITY, wow !
Great to see the performance with an old flair to it !
PS: really enjoyed the MAM 2015 performance !
Billy Martin

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Posted by Billy Martin on 05/02/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “No FLOTUS for Hootie: Peter Holsapple on playing one of David Letterman's final shows with Hootie & the Blowfish

Wonderful read. Breezy and well written, filled with humility and reverence. Thanks for giving us an insider's view in Everyman's voice.

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Posted by Marc Fernich on 05/01/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Twenty arrested at the N.C. General Assembly during return of the Moral Monday movement

Don't just arrest them. Slap 'em in the head a few times, just to teach 'em a lesson. "Social Justice" is code for communism. These pastors are nothing more than communist propaganda agents.

A few slaps inna haid would do wonders.

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Posted by Barry Hirsh on 05/01/2015 at 9:09 PM

Re: “No FLOTUS for Hootie: Peter Holsapple on playing one of David Letterman's final shows with Hootie & the Blowfish

All the vocals sounded great! Very exciting to see a homeboy up there. Thanks for the story Peter.

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Posted by Matt Matt K on 05/01/2015 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Video: Mipso and more make big impressions at MerleFest

Much appreciated!

Posted by Michael Young on 05/01/2015 at 4:42 PM
Posted by vadertime on 05/01/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Don’t let Durham Police headquarters screw up East Main Street

visible to the public, as well as to/for juvenile delinquent frat-boy cops.

reminding sworn officers (and civilians) what is the oath of office sworn officers swore an oath to obey, for example, and posters reminding cops
that THAT THE LAWS OF PHYSICS (if not traffic laws) apply to police cars,
and other posters, changed weekly.

And maybe HUGE POSTER QUOTING COPS [Leaving out their racial epithets
and mysogynistic and offensive sexual anatomical remarks]:

"We're hired to come to Durham, do a tour of duty patrolling the inner city here,
keeping people in their place, and then leave Durham and go home."

"Our job is not law enforcement; it's social control" and

"if we had to go by the Constitution, we couldn't do our jobs."

[Their job is defined by their oath of office to support the Constitution,
the Supreme Law of the Land, which sworn officers forget they swore an oath to

They can be artistic posters, like red medic-alert tags, so first responders like cops
can know that epilepsy and diabetes are not mental illnesses or drug/alcohol
infractions to be punished with beat-downs or jailings to prevent medication
like insulin.

People want art? Visual art: smiley happy-face band-aids for those they "face-plant"
(and put happy-face band-aids "where the sun don't shine" after public/pubic/anal
strip-"searches" -- undocumented, of course; chief lopez says
they don't have to document "deterrent" NPS "Non-Productive Searches" of pedestrians.)

And for artistic audio as well as visual arts,
audio art: muzak in elevators for rhythmic beatings (and the beat goes on).
AUDIO & video all police/public interactions in elevators, stairwells, LOBBY, etc.,
to snotty desk officers dismissing complainants and their complaints,
inhibit Biko-style fell-down-and-hurt-himself "accidents",
"complaining of unconsciousness" after beatings, like Freddy Gray who cops say
broke his own neck, a painter here drinking a beer after work broke his own jaw
against the wall when the cop came up from behind and body-slammed him without a word; or Timothy Carver, caught walking with a White woman,
his heart just stopped (coincidentally, he had sub/epi-dural hematomas
(brain damage) and visible injuries after being beaten in hand-cuffs) and
NO BALCONIES from which to intimidate prisoners being interrogated.

Smooth white walls with oil-based paint to make it
easy to wash off the blood of prisoners being "questioned"
after being hung on hooks for beatings like in the old police sub-station
on East Main Street for people complaining about cops fencing stolen guns.

AUDIO, as well as video of all police/public interactions, in the building,
in the parking lot, and in cars and/or "Paddy Wagons" WITH SEAT-BELTS
REQUIRED FOR ALL PRISONERS. Now that they have cages
and hard-plastic slippery seats in the back of police cars where
prisoners have complained of being hurt in local nickle rides,
SEAT-BELTS should be required for seats and benches in vehicles & buildings.
No Freddy Gray, Steve Biko, and various local prisoners injured where
cops claim they killed/injured themselves.

People are already calling the East Durham location "Check-Point Charlie"
since the location is probably intended in part to intimidate people from
East Berlin/East Durham. "We don't want all those poor people downtown"
as one planner said. "We only want 'beautiful' people downtown
as other planners said.

Segregation is expensive, but they've already spent millions to gentrify downtown.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 05/01/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “N.C. Senate bill would roll back consumer protections against abusive debt collectors

What a retarded little shithead.

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Posted by Kyle Edwards on 05/01/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Don’t let Durham Police headquarters screw up East Main Street

At the visioning session, the community was trying to guide the design, not respond to it.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 05/01/2015 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Don’t let Durham Police headquarters screw up East Main Street

How does one "raise the pitchforks over the appearance of the DPD HQ" without any proposed plans, elevations, or renderings?

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Posted by striderhaynes on 05/01/2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Kevin Hart, coming to PNC Arena May 1, is one of comedy's biggest stars—so where's the critical love?

I think it's just a matter of differing sensibilities. Hart is a broader comic who appeals to a wider range of people. For better or worse, Louis could never play PNC. Hart is more in the same class with Dane Cook or the a Blue a Collar guys or even Tosh. Meanwhile, Hannibal Buress is very popular with tastemakers because his style is more off-kilter and unpredictable.

Posted by Van Buren Boy on 05/01/2015 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Durham Police mangle traffic stop

Barry dont be a idiot, speeding is speeding. And are we missing the point that this guy is a heroin trafficker! What the hell, judges like this are whats wrong with Durham. Everyone like to blame the Durham Police Department, but they lock up the criminals, it is up to the DAs office and the criminal friendly judges to keep them there! Great jod Green, keep it up! The judge got it wrong!

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Posted by bullcity 789 on 04/30/2015 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Record review: Mandolin Orange's conservative Such Jubilee

"this band is only six years old" - that seems like quite an achievement to me - creating, playing, living, rehearsing, touring and more.

what is this attraction of a "massive audience" anyway? i think that's your expectation of their goals, let's not confuse the two. maybe they could have done something like little big town's "girl crush" ;)

i just gave the album a listen on a pre-release stream - i think it's their best yet; writing, performing, and production. let's appreciate what's given, not ask for what we think should be done

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Posted by cutty on 04/30/2015 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Don’t let Durham Police headquarters screw up East Main Street

Alrighty, got my Indy at dinner, 28 hours left to respond to idea of spending 62 million dollars for a public safety building to keep its agents away from the public. What's to think about?

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Posted by duh on 04/30/2015 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Twenty arrested at the N.C. General Assembly during return of the Moral Monday movement

I know what my legislators are doing and I'm delighted their positions are opposed by the unelected Rev Barber.

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Posted by TLE_NC on 04/30/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “#hillmile

Wonderfully successful inaugural event, despite chilly temps on race day! Thanks to all who supported us!

Posted by Annace on 04/30/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Durham Police mangle traffic stop

"Green had pulled Castillo over for driving 72 mph in a 65 mph zone near the Durham-Orange County border."

Sweet Jesus. Nobody gets pulled over for doing 72 on that stretch of road. I'm calling bullshit right there.

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Posted by barry on 04/30/2015 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Don’t let Durham Police headquarters screw up East Main Street

We just received this today:…
The city is hosting public input session for residents and stakeholders who wish to view preliminary site layout concepts for the new Durham Police Headquarters Complex.

Wednesday, May 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Durham Armory, 212 Foster St.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 04/30/2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

So we went to the Marbles iMax, needless to say the iMax was awesome, but a strain on the eye for this movie, which btw, is too digital and stunts are too fake.

Since it is downtown Raleigh, I was sure I would be approached for $and sure enough, we were, he crossed the road and came straight to us and began talking, I just showed my hand and he said ok and went away

Too bad the best joints are where the homeless and poor hangout.

Posted by rojaindy on 04/30/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “ShaLeigh Dance Works' Aló

It will be fantastic. Wish I could be there! Susie Zuntini from Switzerland

Posted by Susie Zuntini on 04/30/2015 at 11:28 AM

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