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Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

I so proud of our friends at fluff & gravy! It is such a challenge to find new talent and develop it successfully. They are doing a great job and spotlighting some very talented acts.

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Posted by B William Ginsler on 07/24/2013 at 7:07 PM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

"Andrew Sloan and Mees of Tender Loving Empire similarly describe their selection process. "Andrew fills up a Super Soaker with paint," says Mees, "then I stand there with bands drawn on my hands and my feet and my chest. He proceeds to shoot me with the Super Soaker and the band that ends up with no paint on them wins."

brilliant. - Babá.

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Posted by Rob Babá on 07/24/2013 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Waving the Flag

the Hall and Oates version of Family Man fairly kicks ass too.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 07/22/2013 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Waving the Flag

Family Man RULES

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Posted by ogrizzled on 07/18/2013 at 2:38 PM

Re: “King Beach

thank you! - but when Chris said "But just 10 percent of it is good and the rest is shit" - he was NOT referring to his albums - but to his 4-track recording experiments in the basement! - Erika M

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Posted by ErikaK on 07/10/2013 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Debate Club

The first Debate Club was decent enough, if overly long. This one wasn't even a debate. It was two people, both of whom have had their sense of relevance vastly inflated by a choice job telling a young urban population what to love every Wednesday, discussing why they are too cool to enjoy Huey Lewis & The News. They didn't even present opposing viewpoints. Nor did they examine anything but the most surface level reasoning as to their popularity in the 80's. One of the main reasons they became as popular as they did is because they really embraced the dawning age of the music video. They made a shit ton of music videos, and MTV was still young and so their playlist inevitably ended up playing 2 or 3 Huey Lewis & The News songs in every block of programming. And those days, they only programmed a couple blocks of videos which then just repeated until the next broadcast day. So the 2 or 3 Huey Lewis songs you saw in the afternoon, you ended up seeing 2 more times each later that night. They brilliantly exploited the relatively new format of music videos and the limitations of MTV's programming to make sure that people were hearing them CONSTANTLY. Say what you will about the music, that's good business.

But I'm biased. When I was 8 years old, my aunt had a barbeque to celebrate and she gave me a harmonica as a gift. The harmonica came with a free lesson by Huey fucking Lewis himself. She is/was literally the president of their fan club and ended up being invited to play golf with him. The round of golf happened to line up with my birthday barbeque. So she bought me a harmonica, asked Mr. Lewis to humor me in a brief lesson, and now I have one of the awesomest stories involving a celebrity harmonica lesson you will ever hear.

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Posted by mediocre on 07/08/2013 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Up & Coming

Jaill is gonna be rad too!! Go support local music

Posted by ccarter029 on 07/05/2013 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Up & Coming

Tonic Lounge: Surf Night
9pm $6 Saturday, July 6th

Come party with us! Bring ear plugs!

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Posted by ccarter029 on 07/05/2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Debate Club

If you read this piece all the way through to find out why Ezra "ace" Cryoff is so attracted to Huey Lewis (of all people) the answer is at the very end with the last thing he says.

Can things that dont matter have spoilers? Sorry.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 07/05/2013 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Oh, yeah, I heard that about his dick too, somehow....

Posted by frankieb on 07/04/2013 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Funny, Heart and Soul was just on the radio as I'm driving and I mention to the wife to remind me to google Huey Lewis and the News...
Never bought any records of his, but I never hated him at all.
And that song sounds real good while driving.

Posted by frankieb on 07/04/2013 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Debate Club

I like this so much. And I don't even care about Huey Lewis. Good job, fellas.

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Posted by Ginny on 07/03/2013 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Hi Tom, the two prior albums Kirwan appeared on (I assume you mean the American release English Rose and the UK album The Pious Bird of Good Omen) are both compilations of singles and other material. Then Play On was the first proper album to be released after Kirwan joined the band. And those double CDs were released decades later. Also, the CD of Then Play On does not include "One Sunny Day" and "Without You," which both appeared on the original UK release of Then Play On.

It sounds like Then Play On is finally being given a proper re-release with the original 14-track UK track listing plus additional material:…

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Posted by Ned on 06/30/2013 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Debate Club

A couple of notes: Then Play On was not Danny Kirwan's first album with Fleetwood Mac. He was on the prior two UK albums one of which morphed into a US album called English Rose.
There's also three double CDs of previously unissued tracks and Blues Jam In Chicago. The
Then Play On CD's liner notes called Kirwan Fleetwood Mac's new guitarist. All Then Play On
tracks are on the CD.
Jeremy Spencer was allowed to leave Fleetwood Mac during Then Play On to record a solo
album Children Of God on Columbia but came back for Fleetwood Mac's Kiln House on which
Kirwan shines mightily. Maybe it's just me but Kirwan reminds me of Neil Young.

Posted by Tom Wendt on 06/29/2013 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Does Bob Welch get nothing?

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Posted by Euphonius on 06/29/2013 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Debate Club

God I love you guys.

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Posted by meredithsaid on 06/27/2013 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Being Human

"I spent a lot of time going out dancing, drinking, doing drugs..." Are you fucking kidding me? A musician who does drugs? No fucking way.

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Posted by St_Onan_Drools on 06/25/2013 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Being Human

End Hits!

"Idiot Proof":…

"Take Out":…

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Posted by Ned on 06/24/2013 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Being Human

where can i hear some of her stuff?

Posted by Soul Reeper on 06/23/2013 at 4:43 AM

Re: “The Art of Dub Music

Where's Todd Meckloads? This article needs a comment giving us ten dub band names that use the word "dub" in them.

I guess I'll give it a try...

Dublin, Iriedub

Rub a Dub Dub, Three Dubs I Love Dub

One Dubble Machiatto, Please

Lou Dubs

Posted by ROM on 06/23/2013 at 12:26 AM

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