Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby grant » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:02 am

Is the experience of watching a DVD at home much the same as watching a movie in a theater for you?

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby pahouk » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:16 pm

grant wrote:Is the experience of watching a DVD at home much the same as watching a movie in a theater for you?


Nope, but it has less to do with watching it with other people and more to do with the big screen, etc.

I don't discount the sense of camaraderie that comes when other people like the same things as I do, but how important a song is to me is about my personal connection to it rather than how many other people agree with me. There's a lot of music out there that was life-changing for a generation of people (like my Dylan example) that have no importance to me because I just never connected to it. The opposite is also true. There's a lot of music that will always be important to me that no one else really cares about. I agree with John that there's less music that's influential on a big scale and that music's influence is now on a more personal level. I just don't necessarily think that's a bad thing.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby Squid » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:30 pm

Listen, here's the thing. I really think about you people. Like, seriously, all the time. And yesterday I was reading a New Yorker and came across an article that really speaks to the whole Superfan thing.

The art alone will have you on LOLerskates...

Just Write It!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the word Superfan is actually used in this piece. Not sure how I feel about that, but if we're looking for proof that the concept is socially pervasive, there you go.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby Liesbeth » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:27 pm

oh wow, why didn't I think of starting http://www.wheresthatnewthelongwintersalbumalready.com? anyone want to get into a feud over it?

That series sounds like an interesting read, by the way, but it will have to wait because I"m reading Roddy Doyle's Henry Smart trilogy, which is amazing.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby No You Are » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:26 pm

Read that same article. Hard spot to put an author in. But not musicians... where's that new album!?!?!?

<<just kiddin'... mostly>>

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby pahouk » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:17 am

It looks like John might be reviving his Seattle Weekly column. His next piece will be answering people's questions about Bumbershoot: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2 ... -relat.php. I have to admit there's not a huge number of bands I want to see this year. Maybe John can convince me otherwise.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby pahouk » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:26 pm

The Seattle Weekly Reverb section is going to print a monthly magazine and it looks like John will doing some writing for it: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2 ... eeklys.php. I hope this is going to be available on-line somewhere because I'm not sure where to get a copy of the Seattle Weekly print edition where I live.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby grant » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:03 am

I wonder if they need an outsider/lo-fi columnist.

Probably like a hole in the head, alas.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby pahouk » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:08 pm

John's October Reverb column is out: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2 ... talini.php. I have to admit the first part struck a bit of a chord with me. Around here the whole grunge thing is still practically a religion. This may get me thrown out of Seattle but I don't actually like most grunge music. I'm just glad that the Seattle music scene seems to have moved on.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby Liesbeth » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:42 am

wow, amazing that anyone still remembers the band Bush.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby pahouk » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:42 pm

Liesbeth wrote:wow, amazing that anyone still remembers the band Bush.

Actually their reunion tour was in town recently. According to the Seatle Weekly there were quite a few women at the show fawning over the lead singer. To me it just doesn't seem like they were together long enough (and haven't been gone long enough) for nostalgia.

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Re: Article by John in the Seattle Weekly Reverb Residency

Postby grant » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:58 am

Strange to find Mr. Roderick's name in this listing on an unrelated friend's tumblr:

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It's an Honorable Mention in Da Capo's Best Music Writing 2011.

(The unrelated friend is a few names higher on the same page.)


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