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Comment Archives: stories: Music: CD Reviews

Re: “Rodger Collins

This is a fabulous album - fun, uplifting, youthful, diverse, musical. I can't put it down. I am listening to "In My Wildest Dreams," Locked Up Tight, "Mystery Train," and "Family Situation" over and over without getting tired of them. The music is so rich that I hear something new every time I put it on. And what a fantastic voice Rodger has.

Jami Caseber
Berkeley CA

Posted by Jami Caseber on 12/07/2008 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Raphael Saadiq

I heard Mr. Saadiq say that one should get off on ones own music. Sounds to me like someone needs to come out of the booth and behind the board and put the self absorbed efforts on the back burner. I understand one must grow musically and go beyond the horizons of previous achievements. However,if that's the case. There is no reason to repeat others efforts either. We will have Motown music long after the clones music has been buried and forgotten. So I ask. Why would an artist want to run away from what works, and go to something that worked for others decades ago to act like his cloned effort is innovative? In my opinion he's a talent but too many yes men and the power of money and the musical freedom to do whatever is surely not good for us all. I think the audience that made you deserves to have another TTT disc. I think we've had enough of this dudes vanity projects. If not. this tells me he's not interested in pleasing his fan base or moving units. If this is the case, stay out the booth and sit behind the mixing board and listen to crap like this on his own.

Posted by jalen leeds on 11/19/2008 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Raphael Saadiq

I heard Mr. Saadiq say that one should get off on ones own music. Sounds to me like someone needs to come out of the booth and behind the board and put the self absorbed efforts on the back burner. I understand one must grow musically and go beyond the horizons of previous achievements. However,if that's the case. There is no reason to repeat others efforts either. We will have Motown music long after the clones music has been buried and forgotten. So I ask. Why would an artist want to run away from what works, and go to something that worked for others decades ago to act like his cloned effort is innovative? In my opinion he's a talent but too many yes men and the power of money and the musical freedom to do whatever is surely not good for us all. I think the audience that made you deserves to have another TTT disc. I think we've had enough of this dudes vanity projects. If not. this tells me he's not interested in pleasing his fan base or moving units. If this is the case, stay out the booth and sit behind the mixing board and listen to crap like this on his own.

Posted by jalen leeds on 11/19/2008 at 3:54 AM

Re: “The New Trust




Always fun times w/ these guys!
-AL

Posted by Al on 10/22/2008 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Scars on Broadway

S c a r On B r o a d w a y is amazing
S.O.A.D <3
Love them!

So you suck.
Evolution of system of a Down.

I hate this article.

Posted by Kayla on 10/14/2008 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Restiform Bodies

Restiform Bodies "Consumer Culture Wave" video @ http://www.vimeo.com/1898338

Posted by Restiblog on 10/06/2008 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Azeem

always a follower, never a leader: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/music/mystic_journeyman/Content?oid=286741

Posted by tha supa scribe on 07/23/2008 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Azeem

Yo, Adam Pongoid:

Stop whining just 'cause you miss Close 2 tha Edge. That shit is over.

Posted by Hip-Hop Avenger on 07/10/2008 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Russian Circles

Amazing show to catch live, their sound really speaks for itself..ALARM did an interview with these guys that's worth checking out: http://www.alarmpress.com/2987/music-interview/russian-circles/

Posted by Amanda on 07/10/2008 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Azeem

I concur with pongoid....Ms Swan's review seems awfully sciolistic. Does she need a thesaurus to help her out with the language?

The list of producers that pongoid cites is canonical for the Bay Area underground scene. Perhaps if you only listen to Casey Kasem's Top 40 show, you'll never hear about them. But if you step out from behind your keyboard, put on a fresh g-string, and hit up a local underground party, you might find out about a whole new world of fresh talent.

Switch up your steez, yo!

Posted by Adam on 07/09/2008 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Lina

This is a very good discription of Lina's music...I love Lina!

Posted by Myeela on 07/07/2008 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Azeem

Ms. Swan, WTF are you on that you don't get this stuff?

"a series of seemingly unrelated metaphors that make about as much sense as a Jackson Pollock painting"??

Whuh? Did you actually listen to this album, and maybe... try to piece some of the phrases together as a more complete body of work, rather than micro-analysis of words seemingly beyond your ken? There is, in fact, a booklet of lyrics that you could use to help yourself figure this stuff out.

"a cast of (mostly lesser-known) producers"

Jack Dangers, Aneurysm, Bassnectar, Z-trip, DJ Quest, DJ Zeph, Anas Cannon, DJ Spin, Mark Pistel???? Lesser-known to whom? Do you know ANYTHING about the Bay Area music scene or its history, or the worldwide success of some of these folks you are calling "lesser-known"?

"the scrappy, low-class swindler who gets by on his wits and the force of his personality"

What kind of hateful stuff is THIS?!? Sounds kind of personal. How about dumping out the family-size bottle of Hater-aid, and getting back to a more unbiased perspective on things?

I


Posted by pongoid on 07/01/2008 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Azeem

Loved Craft Classic, can't wait to hear this one!

Posted by Jill B on 06/12/2008 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Phenomenauts

ROCK ON my galactic pioneers!!!

Cadet Eurodep reporting from outpost Prague. Tour the Europa system again, will ya!?

Posted by Dep on 05/23/2008 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Mo'Rockin Project

I have seen performances by Yassir Chadly and Bouchaibe Abdelhadi and was SO impressed by their authenticity and sense of humor. It is exciting to have this type of musical collaboration and fusion in the Bay Area.

Perhaps I should also mention that Hayes Valley in San Francisco is planning a Moroccan-Theme Street Fair this summer (June 14th and 15th). We are in the process of booking entertainment inside and round the Moroccan tents, which would be set up in the park in Hayes Valley (Octavia Blvd. and Linden Street). We would love to engage members of the band if they would be interested in promoting their CD in this San Francisco street fair?

Please contact:
TAZI DESIGNS
Tel: 415-503-0013
email: tazi@tazidesigns.com

Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2008 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Jay-Z

i can't get jiggy wit deez shit

Posted by rude boy on 05/02/2008 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Bone Cootes

Burnin' the morning wood...Brillant Track!

Posted by mike kelly on 05/02/2008 at 10:06 AM

Re: “PSD tha Drivah, Keak da Sneak, Messy Marv

Yall Didnt Give it up for Indo Goldfingaz He did "Like Yee" one of the hotest records on there, frm the bay(sacramento) fireworksproductions who produced on Keakdasneaks latest releases! Also the song is available as a ringtone!The Album is one of the best by far put us on the Map!

Posted by tony on 01/05/2008 at 12:23 PM

Re: “CHRISTIAN SCOTT

Are you kidding me? "What he lacks in technique?" Have you heard this guy, starting at age 16, playing on Donald Harrison, Jr.'s releases? I don't think he finished Berklee College of Music in half the normal time with a double degree without technique. I suggest you check out a sample of his "technique" on this url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofAC3SE5zTI. Also, in order to make a trumpet, or flugle horn, or soprano trombone, or cornet sound like nothing anyone has ever heard before, is technical. Give the kid ALL of his props, not some of them.

Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2007 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela

Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2007 at 4:06 PM

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