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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Where Craigslist Sucks, Will Fandalism Succeed?

I joined Fandalism and I am sorry I did, the old, the untalented and the fools belong to it. It gets you nothing but the sad visiting your songs and if you click on a video for only a second it counts as a view

Posted by Tony Ciccariello on 09/13/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Hope for the Blues Walk of Fame

Additional sidewalk walk of fame plaques are included in a streetscape improvement project from Peralta St to Wood St along the 7th St corridor. That project technically began yesterday, Aug 15.

Posted by Gavin Platt on 08/16/2018 at 5:53 PM

Re: “A New Music Venue Is Coming to the California Hotel

Welcome to the Hotel California... Sorry, it just had to be said.

I love the idea!

Posted by Bruce Ferrell on 08/15/2018 at 8:54 PM

Re: “A New Music Venue Is Coming to the California Hotel

My favorite place to
Go during the 50s and 60s! Sunday afternoons MAMBO sessions with the late Carlos Federico, a young Pete Escovedo! A fantastic place to be! Lots of famous musicians came through its portals! There was the Restuarant and Zanzibar also!

Posted by Joyce Jenkins on 08/15/2018 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

Karen and Robert are amazing hosts and I am grateful they are extending their reach to ensure intimate venues for great jazz artists!!

Posted by Kalima on 08/13/2018 at 12:08 AM

Re: “A New Music Venue Is Coming to the California Hotel

Your first sentence is inaccurate. "The historic California Hotel was home in the 1930s to a legendary lineup of blues and jazz musicians, with the likes of Billie Holiday, James Brown, Big Mama Thornton, and Ray Charles having all lodged and performed within its walls."

Of the four musicians you mentioned, only Billie Holiday performed there in the '30s. The others were too young, born variously in '26, '30, and '33.

Posted by TS Edison on 08/09/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “A New Music Venue Is Coming to the California Hotel

This is fantastic news! I am so happy that this magical place is being rejuvenated. I can't wait to attend the upcoming events.

Posted by Valerie Tax on 08/09/2018 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

I cant wait to enjoy the new venue. Oakland needs to keep nonprofits in Oakland.

Happy to contribute tot he campaign!!

Que viva jazz in Oakland!!!

Posted by sergio jazzy on 08/04/2018 at 6:45 PM

Re: “An Old Blueprint Made New

Donald Bailey was my father. Growing up with music in our home was something I will always cherish and gave me a great appreciation for all types of music. I want to write a book about his life.

Posted by Deborah Bailey on 08/04/2018 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

How this reporter, Sam Lefebvre, got the idea that Marina collaborated with Miles Davis would seem to indicate some really sloppy journalism. I played with Miles in '86 and I now play with Marina. I can tell you for sure that those two never met. Come on Sam, get your facts straight.~

Posted by Garth Webber on 08/03/2018 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

I can't wait for the new room to open!

Posted by Garth Webber on 08/03/2018 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

Loved this update on what is happening with The Sound Room. We are lucky to have this venue and the committed owners/jazz enthusiasts. Thanks to all for the Sound Room and this article promoting its relocation.

Pepper

Posted by Pepper on 08/02/2018 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Bay Area Rapper T. Carriér Reinvents Himself

smoothie baby use to be so tight t.carrier is wack bring smoothie back

Posted by Corey Rose on 07/26/2018 at 6:25 PM

Re: “At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

I'm a customer myself :D purchased an oldie from your store came packed really professionally with love and care only those who appreciate this instruments can provide. glad you made the news buddy.

Posted by Mario H P on 07/23/2018 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Cruel Diagonals' Atmospheric Disturbance

The only sure thing about a piece of writing from Sam Lefebvre is that:

- the facts will be intentionally misstated
- the story will be warped by Sam's own anger at being a failure as both a journalist and a musician.

Major Pass on this BS

Posted by jason100watt on 07/19/2018 at 6:44 PM

Re: “At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

What a great article, thank you! My father was an accordionist and I've always loved that sound in any style. I'm glad to know we have this resource in Oakland, I'll definitely check it out. The only thing missing from this review imo is contact info (phone, email, url).;-)

Posted by Mary Pezzuto 1 on 07/17/2018 at 9:44 AM

Re: “At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

As a professional accordionist and teacher who's patronized this shop for many years for himself and for his students, Smythe is very competent, reasonable, and honest.

Posted by Mike Zampiceni on 07/12/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

I love the accordion - have 2 of them - played as a child - now I am 63 and play for myself to keep my skills - I love Alex Meixner - he has his own band - he is one crazy dude trying to keep the accordion alive - I met him in TX at the Wurstfest in New Braunsville and I go back to see him preform every year

Posted by Monica Matteo on 07/11/2018 at 9:17 AM

Re: “At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

kimric making the world a more beautiful place. one weird day after another, without relent.

Posted by jimmmason@gmail.com on 07/11/2018 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Music Teacher David Byrd Helps Make Oakland High School Whole Again

Former Wildcats have started a GoFundMe to raise money for instrument storage, a music library and costs associated with going to competitions. To make a donation, check out the GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/e85qcc-help-oakland-high039s-music-program

Posted by Catherine Ference on 07/09/2018 at 6:37 PM

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