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Re: “How Do You Solve a Problem of Two Like-Minded Shows in the Same Building on the Same Night?

there actually is a back door that cuts the transit between the two venues in half. someone might be willing to leave it propped open for the night... IJS

Posted by Daniel Stark on 06/08/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Moogfest and Art of Cool Tell Durham Two Different Stories About Itself

yes. let's not forget WHY the disparity in city support happened. Moogfest (Rev. A) (AKA the music festival branch of the Durham chamber of commerce) promised to attract hordes of entitled white millennials to populate the new condo buildings. Art of Cool promised to reinforce the city's cultural heritage, which amounts to an obstacle (not asset) in the redistribution of wealth.

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Posted by Daniel Stark on 05/24/2017 at 11:30 AM

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

It will be interesting to see where the "protest" theme goes. Will they be collaborating with local protest groups like Durham in Defiance, Beyond Policing, or SURJ, to see what progress could be made on issues that are important to local activists? Or defining "protest" in a different way to avoid engaging with controversial issues?

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Posted by Daniel Stark on 01/10/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Oak City Slums and ZenSoFly Are Twin Engines Ramping Up Raleigh’s Bass Music

I've had nothing but positive experiences working with Slums, his music always seemed to me more club ready where raund haus tends to be more experimental, but one is a solo artist and one is a showcase, so that's more the reason for the confusion.

Posted by Daniel Stark on 12/07/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Oak City Slums and ZenSoFly Are Twin Engines Ramping Up Raleigh’s Bass Music

Slums' comments on sexism in the industry are something of a dead horse at this point, not sure what the point of bringing it back to life is... also raund haus is a crew of musicians with different performers for every show, usually they don't sound anything like Slums so saying he's "ahead" of them misses the point. but for sure a great performer with big things ahead

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Posted by Daniel Stark on 12/07/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Moogfest and The Art of Cool Both Asked Durham for Cash. How the City Responded Says a Lot About its Future.

To me, it seems a lot of the support for these festivals is motivated by real estate, i.e. tied up with the dream of a walkable downtown. So a group like Durham Exchange that does important work but falls outside the footprint doesn't really interest the tobacco crowd. Additionally a blues and brews fest isn't pushing the envelope artistically in the same way AOC and Moogfest are... so branding wise it might be a little conservative for the tech-entrepreneurial set. But a great fit for local businesses wanting to support a good cause and reach a few new customers. All in all it looks like a great event with some excellent bands and a great way to spend an afternoon in the park.

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Posted by Daniel Stark on 05/07/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Moogfest and The Art of Cool Both Asked Durham for Cash. How the City Responded Says a Lot About its Future.

Free programming from a festival is all well and good but i wonder to what extent this replaces funding for other arts programming in the budget. Imagine what a project like blackspace, bump, or start of cool for that matter could do with that money. the long term economic gains provided by early intervention arts programs are well documented academically but not well represented by the "levers of white privilege" (sorry Casey but let's call a spade a spade)... and we (artists) shouldn't have to rationalize in $$ anyway. visitor spending, wow fantastic. How about looking at schools and neighborhoods in Durham and funding community arts projects by the impact in those terms. Might be a little harder to pull those numbers out of thin air. I for one would suggest corporate whitewashers keep the word "cool" out of their mouths until they show some interest in rebuilding the rest of Durham with the money they spent the last few decades squirreling away from said communities.

Posted by Daniel Stark on 05/04/2016 at 5:22 PM

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