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Comment Archives: Stories: Music

Re: “Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival at Lake Merritt

Agreed inappropriate comment.

Posted by Nutella PR on 05/27/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival at Lake Merritt

This juvenile, divisive paragraph makes me want to skip Oakland's festival and drive over the bridge to Dolores, where people can hang out without pretentious journalists judging their identity.

Posted by Sergei Ramirez on 05/26/2017 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival at Lake Merritt

Agreed. Two reminders in one paragraph that your beloved city is going to shit. Thanks, Ebx.

Posted by Matt S on 05/25/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival at Lake Merritt

Tacky toss off remark about Dolores Park. Detracts from the story. Ugh.

Posted by S. Taylor on 05/25/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “'Turn It Around' Looks Back at East Bay Punk

This is why we all have 24-hour donut shops now. Thanks Green Day!

Posted by Marc Arsenault on 05/24/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “The Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Returns To Freight & Salvage

Correction:
Tessa Schwartz (not Tracy Schwartz) is the name of the fiddler in 35 Year of Trouble. Helen Lude (not Lundee) is the multi-instrumentalist in the same band.

Posted by Laurie B Lewis on 05/20/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Soul and Funk DJ Nights Now Rival Those In San Francisco

Good start in introducing and highlighting the vinyl scene in Oakland. However, this piece comes off as a list of the different nights with no actual substance as to what the atmosphere is like at these events. Where are the photos that highlight the real heroes of these events, the supporters who come and dance, the DJs who pour their hearts and souls into keeping this music relevant, the photographers who capture the true essence of what it is to be at one of these nights? The whole scene deserves more attention than a simple article that tries to capture the feeling of these nights, but fails in doing so by simply listing the events and the few folks that are behind them. This scene deserves more than a quick blurb. A lot more could have been said about this scene to truly highlight the movement that is currently happening.

Posted by ANONYMOUSOUL on 05/03/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Welcome to the Shmoplife

Dope article. Bay Area stand up. - 1130Worldwide.com

Posted by 1130 WorldWide on 04/26/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “REVIEW: Radiohead Marvels Sold-Out Crowd, Comments on Coachella Hiccups And Saturday's Alt-Right Brawl, During Its First Night in Berkeley

If Radiohead is as revolutionary as they claim to be, why is it cool to charge $100 for the show?

Posted by Jono Schneider on 04/23/2017 at 3:36 PM

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

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