Amazing that there are no update regarding Farm Aid coming to Raleigh. Biggest music news for the Triangle in a long, long time and Indy Week is silent on this.
How does Indy Week see themselves as relevant?
I think Delta Rae's new LP is KIck Ass! And LIVE they are AMAZING! We can all assume SOC has never seen them in concert or he would know their warmth and kindness to their audience and how they are inclusive and caring. Even if you didn't like their sound, as people they are just really nice.
Apparently you don't like their LP, and neither does your friend Currin who you worked for/with at Pitchfork before you got canned. So now this becomes about you defending your friend (kissing his butt is more like it) and putting down artists because you want to justify your friends inappropriate and very personal assault on some kids who's only crime is they put out an album and because people in the industry (including the top Indie labels) were attracted to them... not you and Currin, I mean real scouts and talent hunters like Seymour Stein who invented the term "New Wave" and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Christ Sake!
As the very savvy David Klein put it on 08/02/2012 at 8:37 PM, "...music writers have harshly denounced records...and it hasn't held back the careers of countless bands that have become very successful in spite of the bad reviews" That, I am sure is the fate of Delta Rae who were all over VH1 last week and the team there (that gets to see all up and coming bands) seemed to love them and their sound!
But you and Currin are as @lonnie stated, "off-putting, Void of restraint...sound almost like he [you] has personal reasons for passionately hating them. Ulterior motives, perhaps?"
or as @ blshtcaller observed and this applies to you, "this pompus jerkoff--which I've had sufficient contact with him to know he IS--uses lofty, verbose, pretentious rhetoric, dropping a bunch of names to lend his bullshit, ill-informed argument credibility that it doesn't actually have...especially when you consider that he is not a musician...at least not a good one. He's a jealous and insecure one; that's for sure.
In closing I'm with 1. p-rosine and 2. Jackie Jenkins Thorpe commented,
1. "This review is so unmitigated in its negativity that it seems personal; it seems malicious and angry..."
2. "Wow! ... I'm not a fan of diatribe railing, and that's all this review [and SOC's comments] consists of.
@blshtcaller got it absolutely right about Currin and YOU when he stated,"No credible journalist would look at this and call it "journalism," nor can anybody argue that it's "professional." Bad reviews are whatever...par for the course for any band. But the tone of this rant is scathing and bitter to the point that he sounds truly jealous.
Maybe your venom is due to your being let-go at music blog "Pitchfork" (where you worked with Currin?). Your words will have no more influence on Delta Rae then they did on your referenced Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd (man you are old!).
Scathing, bitter, truly jealous rants, that about sums you both up.
What a bore!
Good luck Delta Rae, keep doing what your doing because if old assholes like SOC (aka Grayson) don't like you, you're doing something very right and it appears from the tweets you receive, clearly you have fans worldwide. So glad you're not locked up in SOC's decrepit basement with the go-nowhere, can't make a living bands he apparently lives for.
I just knew SOC couldn't put a sock in it, back in your cave, your IQ is showing! LOL!!!
RollingStone not relevant? Oh, but you and your alter-ego are? Hilarious!!! How about the biggest news paper in the US... Irrelevant too?
USA Today just called out Delta Rae's song 'Dance In The Graveyards' as their Pick Of The Week! Check it out at http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/reviews…
How about rave reviews from MTV and VH1, Billboard? This is rhetorical no need to bloviate back.
Go Delta Rae!
"...moose hat that you wear to shows and you come across as arrogant"
Well there you have it. An arrogant bumpkin with his hidebound followers (or alter egos)! What an incestuous lot! Welcome to the south!
You are a bloviating Wind-Bag! Bla,Bla,Bla!
Delta Rae is exploding in all realms because their sound is inclusive and varied as were their influences. Real professionals across the spectrum (@ Billboard, RollingStone MTV, e-Music, are sharing this. Big Fish evaluating an ocean of talent see the joy and potency of Delta Rae! You and Mr. Gray stay in your little pond and try to drag down a super group of talented and really nice smart kids from our own Durham. No wonder this town stays so small and narrow-minded. Seymour Stein is a master of hearing the next big thing so I'll go with him!
No need to respond PLEASE! Give it a rest!
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