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Re: “Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist

I stand corrected. The solo is Quine's.

Posted by CK1355 on 02/04/2017 at 5:37 PM
Posted by theseatree on 02/04/2017 at 3:00 PM

What happened to the comments here?

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Posted by AkiAki on 02/04/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist

Richard Lloyd did play guitar on "Girlfriend," as did Robert Quine. In fact, so did Ivan Julian, and Fred Maher, and Matthew Sweet: liner notes are really helpful.

Posted by David Klein on 02/04/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist

Nice to see this piece, but it was Robert Quine on "Girlfriend" not RL.

Posted by CK1355 on 02/04/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Activists Demand Removal of Police Officers from Wake County Schools

WHY ARE THERE NO UPDATES ON THIS. IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE POLICE PERFORMED IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER AND DESERVES TO LOSE HIS JOB. WHY ISN'T ANYONE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT FIRING HIM.

Posted by Maria Antoinette on 02/04/2017 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Activists Demand Removal of Police Officers from Wake County Schools

Are the police gone yet? I want to hear what happened to the police that body slammed Jasmin Darwin. HE SHOULD BE FIRED NO DOUBT AND I WANT HIM FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Maria Antoinette on 02/04/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “After a Weekend Shooting, Neighbors Pressure the Durham City Council to Help Close the Emerald City Ultra Bar and Lounge

Residents of the Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Neighborhood are objecting to the presence of murder, gunshots in the middle of the night, and noise. We are not objecting to the presence of people of color in the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is beautifully diverse with people of many races and socioeconomic backgrounds coexisting peacefully and respectfully. We expect that all neighbors, including Emerald City, be respectful and considerate. This weekend's events are unacceptable.

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Posted by Trudy on 02/03/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Even Though Republicans Control the Legislature, Redistricting Reformers Have Hope

Gerry-mandering is a 19th century term that ought to be updated to a more appropriate 21st century term. I'm thinking we should call it gerry-rigging.

Frank Hyman
Blue Collar Comeback

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 02/03/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Meet the Triangle Refugees Who Donald Trump Believes Pose a Threat to the United States

Hypocrites! Where were you when the Nobel Peace Prize-winner invaded and dropped bombs on half the countries affected by the travel ban?

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Posted by Timothy Hagios on 02/03/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Big Easy

We went here with friends one evening before the theatre. Best New Orleans food we have found in the Raleigh. My only complaint is the table and chairs near the door were not real comfortable especially for people our age. Good service though and want to return to when we have time to try the desserts.

Posted by Dee Oberle on 02/03/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Babylon

Discovered this restaurant one day on the way back to Fuquay Varina. It is only open for dinner and although we have eaten inside it is wonderful to eat out doors in the courtyard when the weather is nice. We have taken several friends and family there. Variety menu. Waiters are helpful if you aren't familiar with Moroccan cuisine. Love the Chicken Bastilla Rolls.

Posted by Dee Oberle on 02/03/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “As Protests Mount Over Trump’s Immigration Executive Order, What Are N.C. Pols Saying?

#HereToStay?
#OuttaHere
#SeeYaLaterBye
#PackYourBags
#HitTheRoadJack

Posted by NCFIRE on 02/02/2017 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

The critic sounds like a self-absorbed adolescent. Why would she publish a non-review? Only to prove that a chef doesn't respect her opinion? Or is it an attention getting piece? Seems unprofessional. Maybe after 10,000 hours of training she will be a better reviewer.

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Posted by ncreader on 02/02/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

I easily believe Crawford would. There's a lot of ego needed to achieve the self-aggrandizement required at those levels. Those various awards are all about it. Bragging rights brings bucks. Let's not pretend this isn't a straight-up capitalist system here: that kind of talk is what bosses do to their employees to get them to buy into loyalty that won't ever be returned.

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Posted by AgentDani on 02/02/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “After a Weekend Shooting, Neighbors Pressure the Durham City Council to Help Close the Emerald City Ultra Bar and Lounge

So the complaining resident has lived in the neighborhood for 16 years, and the club has been here for less than three... and the problem is gentrification?

All respect to Umar Muhammad, and hard to deny gentrification is happening in L-T, but it's not just "newer residents" complaining about a "pillar of the neighborhood" in this case. Plenty of neighbors (new and old) are unhappy with the noise.

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Posted by AkiAki on 02/02/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “The N.C. Supreme Court hears a case about drugs, urine and free will

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Posted by Francess on 02/02/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

@BrianHowe-- Thank you SO MUCH. I had seen that she was part of the Philip Glass program, but for some reason I thought she wasn't going to be there in person.

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Posted by Aims Arches on 02/02/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Even Though Republicans Control the Legislature, Redistricting Reformers Have Hope

This makes me think of The America Divided screening at the Hayti back in October. Reverend Dr. Barber opened the discussion after the episode played. Panel members included activists and community leaders from Mitchell County, who were also in the documentary. I highly recommend watching because it presents difficult issues in a straightforward manner while also reminding viewers we have plenty of room for agency and hope. Political documentaries so often take up a hysterical doomsday tone, relying too heavily on fear as a motivator. And then it's easy for audiences to feel overwhelmed and depressed... Oh yeah, bonus! Zach Galifianakis leads the NC episodes. You can watch on Amazon and Hulu, and one episode is up on YouTube. Also, the series site provides steps for how to host a FREE community or school screening. https://americadividedseries.com/democracy…

Posted by Aims Arches on 02/02/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Don't Call It a Comeback: Bob Nocek, Former Carolina Theatre CEO, Talks New Ventures and Lessons Learned

This interview with Bob Nocek really jolted me. I was not surprised to read about the economic foibles of the theater when they occurred, but the ego and arrogance of Nocek--all I can say is wow. As a marketing and PR professional I was never awed by the theatre's marketing acumen--there were many empty seats at shows that should have sold more tickets.

The Carolina Theatre as a non-profit depends on donors and volunteers to put on its shows. Their staff is not large and as many 30 volunteers are needed to take tickets, provide customer service and usher during shows. Ultimately, the city of Durham controls the reins of the theater and pays the non-profit that runs the Carolina Theatre.

Nocek's failure to admit responsibility for the theater's fiscal meltdown also jolted me. He arrogantly says he was ""responsible" but did not do the accounting and was unaware of the situation. He was CEO of a small staff and didn't know there were financial problems? He admits in the interview he is capable of keeping his own books for his new company, but didn't have a clue about Carolina's financial condition. I find it very difficult to believe that a CEO in a company that does less than $3 million in business would not be curious enough to know how the business is doing month to month let alone every day. It wasn't hard to see which shows made money and which shows lost. It wasn't hard to figure that there appeared to be a lot of shows that lost money or didn't make enough of a profit compared to the shows that made money. I'm sure the theater knows the break-even point for each show and must have known income and expenses every month. Why didn't Nocek? He couldn't just yell down the hall and ask, "How did we do with that show?" It's not like he was running Exxon.

When an organization fails it is usually not the fault of one individual but a systemic flaw in the business. The Carolina Theatre is run by a board but the CEO has day-to-day operational control. Nocek takes great pride in the growth of the theater under his tenure, but it makes one wonder, given the size of the theater's fiscal hole, how much of that success was an illusion? He claims he increased sales from $600,000 to $2.5 million, but he left a hole of at least $1.2 million. That's not an accomplishment. His failure to take credit but not blame is egomaniacally astonishing.

I also don't understand how Nocek can walk away from a CEO position and then turn around and compete with the organization that suffered under his tenure. Didn't he have a non-compete clause in his contract? The result of the theater's financial disaster under Nocek left the city of Durham holding the bag for $1.2 million of which the city is forking over $600,000 to keep the theater afloat, a sum which the Carolina Theatre's board must match from donations.

His last answer in the interview shows Nocek's true arrogance when he talks about trying to "diversify" the audience by booking money-losing shows like Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra, Jr. Who were the diversified audiences he was trying to attract? Dead people?

I wish the Indy had gone deeper into its questioning of Nocek. Any curious resident of Durham must wonder what really happened at the Carolina Theatre.In the interview Nocek castigates people for blaming him. They have that right especially since their questions have not been answered. It's not very comforting to know that Durham's citizens must pay for Nocek's failure while he advertises Bob Nocek Presents across the state.

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Posted by pdeblin on 02/02/2017 at 1:16 PM

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