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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Jazz Musicians Sing the Blues

u hear about the polish jazz musician? ...he was in it for the money ! :p

Posted by the on 03/16/2017 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Little Simz Rolls Through The New Parish

I love the author's insight that Little Simz plays on Alice in Wonderland to describe her time occupying space in the entertainment industry as a Black femme MC. What abt the industry gives Simz the feelings provoked in the album - erratic happiness, feelings of uncontrollability and emotional precarity, power imbalance? How does Little Simz communicate journeying through (at least enough to come out lucid and report back from Wonderland) using the Industry as a platform for these critiques of power? I would love to hear the thoughts of the author of this blurb on topics like these in future articlesz

Posted by Ethan Lee on 03/16/2017 at 1:52 AM

Re: “ILoveMakonnen at SuperbFest 2017

wow amazing verbages, an immaculate control of the written form

Posted by Ethan Lee on 03/09/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “VAMP Record Shop in Oakland Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

We love VAMP and I don't stop by enough now that it left our neighborhood. Best of luck and success in the future. I really miss you here on Athol. It was great having some life on that block after hours.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 03/09/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “VAMP Record Shop in Oakland Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

It is amazing how almost any smallish business like Vintage Art and Music for the People are obligated to use Fakebook for publicity. It is even more amazing that the Express puts that fact on the front page of the story.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 03/08/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Meet Samaria, a Rising Oakland R&B Star Preaching Self-Love

I fell in love with the album, her voice, and the instrumental value. It is so important for young women to be aware of themselves and self value, and this artist has emulated the concept of not only personal perspective but also the psychological perspective of others.. I'm excited to see where her music flourishes into...

Mignonette Wong

Posted by Mignonette on 01/27/2017 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

I am very sad, for Jim is one of the reasons Amoeba remains the best place I have worked for. Jim was always so interested in my music - Renaissance and Baroque lutes, unhip despite early music's self-appointed acronym - when I knew little of his, beside "experimental," and the high regard accorded him by classical musicians. Jim's was the all-inclusive mindset that every artist should strive for.
- Franklin Lei, Library Technical Services, UC Berkeley

Posted by Franklin C. Lei on 01/13/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

Jim was a sweet and kind soul. I am still reeling from this news and seeing this wonderful tribute in the paper finally released the floodgates. I just didn't want to believe that he could be gone. so sudden. So soon. His music was way out there, but also quite poignant and beautiful. And I actually think he might be amused that a piece of advertising spam is the first comment on here. He would find it ironic, I think.
But he was much more to me than the nice record guy at Amoeba. He was my boyfriend for five years and I will always love him. We remained friends after our break up and he helped me a great deal in the last several years. He was a source of great support in my chronic incurable illness. Doping things for me that I could not do for myself. This was not something he shared with anyone. He didn't need to be lauded for being a compassionate person. He just was.
Jim and I made a wonderful couple of pieces of music together; which we were going to release but I had been dragging my feet about. Being ill, I had little energy to devote to finishing the design of the cover and procrastinated. I really wish I hadn't; as now we'll never get the chance to release it together. But maybe I can find a way, as a tribute to him, to still do it.
If his passing has taught me anything, it is not to wait.
This isn't very eloquent, but I find that I have lost my eloquence with the sadness I feel at the world losing someone who was truly a good person in every sense of the word. The world lost a musician but many of us lost a dear friend. I imagine Jim is dancing with Baron Samedi, ( one of the Voodoo deities of death that he is dressed up as in the image above,) wherever he is now. I can imagine they would have a grand old time.

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Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

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Re: “Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

I met Jim shortly after moving to KC , he was the guy at the record store that could get me anything I wanted. Always a kind soul, almost always had a smile, even when thing were rough. After a while he and a few of our friends were playing together doing whatever came to mind, and he and a friend opened place called the Rhumba Box, hosted every outside sort of music from punk to ..well, just about everything. Somehow he got Beck to play 2 shows on his 1st tour there, when Loser was just beginning to hit the air. Those shows, and that someone had torn the sprinkler system out of the space he rented for it lead to the closing of it and his exit from KC at that point. As it was pre internet days, we lost track of one another until a few years ago. Even not having seen one another for over 20 years, the news of his passing has been a blow. He was a unique soul, one the world will miss.

Posted by Steve Cain on 01/10/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “The Top Sixteen Bay Area Music Releases of 2016

some awesome albums on here, thank you for shedding light on these sounds/songs from cool underground artists... we would ask that listeners, freaks, and mystics of subculture check out V.E.X. (Ventriloquest Ectoplasmold Xanaxax) who released two albums this year (2016 in the oppressors calendar) "Codex Hex" was released in spring, on cassette from Cool World Records (Los Angeles), and on CD from Fantasy 1 (Austin), and "insectsex" came out in fall, on cassette from Ratskin Records (Oakland), and on limited CD/DVD self release. Both albums currently streaming on bandcamp: https://xanaxax.bandcamp.com/

Posted by Lilith Lucifer on 12/21/2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

Kent Lewandowski, It's a good question. According to the feasibility study, an additional convention center in Oakland wouldn't bring enough revenue; almost all convention centers in the country operate at a loss, the study says. The report also says the Kaiser fails to meet true convention center criteria, since it doesn't have enough "breakout rooms" and so on.

Posted by Sam Lefebvre on 12/01/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

I'm unclear why convention use is ruled out? With tech companies coming to town, they want and need space to host user conventions. Currently I believe the only space in Oakland is the Marriott Convention center.

Posted by Kent Lewandowski on 12/01/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

I remember as a child and young adult attending Oakland Symphony concerts in the Calvin Simmons Theater. The acoustics and sight lines are the finest in the Bay Area. I hope other Oakland Council members will support Rebecca Kaplan and that this wonderful venue can be brought back to life.

Posted by Martha Martin on 11/30/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “The Serious Jokes of Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D.

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Re: “Sounds of the Town in Revolt: Music Enlivened Anti-Trump Protests — and OPD Noticed

Kevin Mulvey, Pleasanton police were present at the Oakland protest, per a mutual aid agreement, and one of their vehicles was damaged.

Posted by Darwin BondGraham on 11/21/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Sounds of the Town in Revolt: Music Enlivened Anti-Trump Protests — and OPD Noticed

History repeats repeats repeats-- #1 When Occupy was shoved off the Plaza 5 years ago, a huge, huge crowd of everbody showed up to protest and march back there. Cops from 13 jurisdictions had been called to stop this community--all kind of folks--from getting there. Pleasanton then too. Then, #2 When we got to 14th and Broadway it was fenced and lined with cops in SWAT gear 20 deep. A mumble on the PA, teargas shot in every direction simultaneously. Parents with strollers and toddlers and dogs were a few feet away. Many of us ran to gather them up and pull them away--many of the people wanting to support Occupy were terrified, confused. And many were sick. Children included.

Posted by Cynthia Morse on 11/18/2016 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Sounds of the Town in Revolt: Music Enlivened Anti-Trump Protests — and OPD Noticed

Why are you showing a busted up Pleasanton cop car with a story about Oakland? Were Oakland cop cars vandalized?

Posted by Kevin Mulvey on 11/18/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Dance with Your Arms Up at 'Hairy Pits'

<3 Thank you for this write up! <3

Posted by Tasha Yar on 10/20/2016 at 11:16 AM

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