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Re: “A Soulful Page From the American Songbook

Tony Lindsey, whom I’ve met several times, has always been an inspiration to me and hundreds of musicians here in the Bay Area and will always be loved for his hometown feel and generosity towards all musicians and audiences.

Posted by Anthony Fulgar on 11/29/2019 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Lucinda Williams, Never Too Late

Love Lucinda Williams. Hate that she's been negatively branded as a "perfectionist" - shouldn't we celebrate an artist's own high standards for their work? Yes, we should.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 10/30/2019 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Finding the Lost American JazzBook

The genre of jazz songs is revived by The Lost American Jazzbook. It's about time!

Posted by SIL on 09/10/2019 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Skip the Needle Flips the Script

Wow, what a great article. Awesome quotes, so true to who you are. Powerful, connected, radically joyful. Awesome job, yall.

PS: love the new album!!!

Posted by goofyfootfemme on 08/08/2019 at 1:11 AM

Re: “Skip the Needle Flips the Script

Vikki, Shelly et al,
Keep on crushing that shhh.
I will be at the next show I don't have scheduling conflicts with.
Glad to see you getting some well deserved press.

Posted by Plibb62 on 08/07/2019 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Skip the Needle Flips the Script

Right on Sistas!

Posted by Ace Alan on 08/07/2019 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Is There Anything Remotely Redeeming About BrokeNcyde?

i read all of it

Posted by The poop man on 08/02/2019 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Rehearsal Studios' Booming Business Sends Mixed Message About Local Music

Bogus! This is trying to imply that the entire complex is racist, which is bullshit. I play at OMC with my band, and admittedly, there are a lot of hipsters and metal heads there, but all kinds of genres and ethnic backgrounds are also represented.

Posted by Derek Eliot Shaw on 07/25/2019 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Flipper’s 40 Years of Rhythm and Noise

Far left is David Yow

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 07/11/2019 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Flipper’s 40 Years of Rhythm and Noise

Also, FYI... Flipper is going to be appearing *live* on KALX 90.7 fm today (Thursday 7/11).
Playing unplugged and also interviewing during DJ Pennyroyals show airing 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.
90.7 fm / streaming / KALX App
Three ways to listen.

Posted by The Wacky Italian on 07/11/2019 at 12:02 PM

Re: “On the Phenomenon of Burger Boogaloo — and the Oakland Couple Who Makes It Happen

Kudos to Ribak et al for the way they dealt with the "campers" this year in Mosswood Park. None of them were forced to move out. They didn't have to move their tents to antoher part of the park. Everything worked out fine. In the future I think they should stick with the one stage set-up. The breaks between the bands was minimal. It was smart to have most fhe bands use the same amps, mixers, etc. They just come on stage, plug in their guitars and they are ready to start playing. I am not sure about the drums. If anyone knows how the drummers were able to have their drum kits set up so quickly, please comment here. I look forward to next year when I hope Dead Kennedys will play. East Bay Ray is definitely another home-brewed Oakland talent.

Posted by Robert Vergas on 07/08/2019 at 2:37 PM

Re: “What’s a Music Festival to Do When Its Venue Becomes a Homeless Encampment?

As a homeowner who's house is right across the park from Mosswood... THANK YOU, seriously. Thank you for working with our park neighbors to make sure they wouldn't be displaced. That move is truly in the Punk ethos, and I hope the city takes note that plenty of us are happy to live alongside folks in tents. Last year it was heartbreaking watching folks be displaced (studies have shown that unhoused people cannot rebuild security and safety when they are continually forced out of stable situations.) This year's Burger Boogaloo was fantastic, we've enjoyed watching the festival grow and change over the years and bringing great energy to the park. Once again, thank you for considering the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. Thank you to the East Bay Express for covering this as well.

Posted by not a burner, just an artist on 07/08/2019 at 10:08 AM

Re: “What’s a Music Festival to Do When Its Venue Becomes a Homeless Encampment?

Theres a hospital right across the street!
What about the patients trying to heal for two days, morning to 10pm?!!!

Posted by Kathy Jessen on 07/07/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “What’s a Music Festival to Do When Its Venue Becomes a Homeless Encampment?

Housing in the Bay Area has been expensive since the Gold Rush.

It would be great if we could provide shelter at little or no cost for anyone who wants to live here, but that is simply not possible. Determining what a person can afford to pay for housing, let alone measuring how hard a person is trying to pay for conventional housing is very complicated to say the least. Using the term "homeless" to describe everyone living in tents, RVs etc. does not help. Instead, we need to start differentiating between those that truly need and WANT a hand up from those who prefer to live on the streets so they don't have to pay rent, work a regular job or follow rules that go along with living in a shelter.

Local politicians have created a moral consequence by allowing folks to set up camps in our parks and on our sidewalks as it has led to a sharp increase in camps. In 1986 I rented an apartment in SF that had barbed wire on the back fence - a leftover from the '60s according to the landlord who said people would pitch tents in private yards before politicians started letting people set up camps on public spaces.

Living rent free (even if it's in a tent) in one of the most desirable regions of the United States is very compelling to a lot of people - it is for them a way to save money and/or live without any rules. Many of the camp residents do work and their camps have generators, propane tanks, computers and other electronics and some even put up fences around their tents.

It's time for a regional approach to this problem. The mayors of the Bay Area need to step up hold a series of public meetings and create a commission to address the problem regionally.

Posted by Pumpernickel on 07/03/2019 at 6:21 PM

Re: “What’s a Music Festival to Do When Its Venue Becomes a Homeless Encampment?

I still wish Berkeley's People's Park had such a concert with such clout:…

Posted by Darin on 07/03/2019 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Brookfield Duece’s New Lease on Life

You go Baby you have always had the light on you now its shining bright so others can see it too. Keep your positivity grounded and focus on sending a true message of life.

Posted by Sheyla Barnett on 06/26/2019 at 6:36 PM

Re: “The Musical Reinvention of Dax Pierson

This is a great article! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Posted by Gary Turner on 06/20/2019 at 10:07 PM

Re: “The Musical Reinvention of Dax Pierson…

here is a link to where the album can be ordered, as it's currently missing from the article!

Posted by Michael Daddona on 06/19/2019 at 4:24 AM

Re: “The Musical Reinvention of Dax Pierson

Thank you EBX for this profile. I worked with Dax back in the days before his accident. Super awesome guy. I'm so happy to hear that he's still creating. It's exciting to see how technology is opening up new opportunities for people with disabilities to create. This made my day.

Posted by Rachel Campos de Ivanov on 06/18/2019 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Move Over, Austin City Limits

Love this plan! Would love to send some of our talented groups from Mexico! Ill be town in July. Anyone I can talk with? Christie Seeley,

Posted by Christie Ann Seeley on 06/13/2019 at 8:27 AM

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