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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Listen Here

Re: “Don't Listen Here

Mr Promoter: I know nothing about you or the fine work I am sure you do, but I live in southern Utah and am aware of this concert only because of this article. If "the job" is to make everyone aware of the upcoming concert, hands down, consider it done.

That being said-it was a hilarious tongue in cheek fresh way to read a journalist's opinion. I am confident enough to admit I do enjoy a Nickelback song or two, but I can also appreciate the humor behind this article. Good Job Josh-not that you require my approval.

Also, I will put out the disclaimer to all that if I missed any typos, forgive me. Sometimes my smart phone is more special than smart.

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Posted by Danielle Loveless on 06/08/2012 at 1:02 AM

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Ben it's hard to read guys like you, you're either a legitimate musician who truly loves the he does and puts every aspect of himself into his art. Or you're a hipster who picked up a guitar (or other instrument) and started hating certain things to become accepted. I truly hope it's the first one because you are a dying breed. But good music is all a point of view my friend. Even something as lyrically empty as Nicki Minaj still has the right to be heard and appreciated by those who feel they can relate to it. I enjoy the odd Nickelback song, not for its lyrics or profound meaning, fuck no. But their riffs are cool and they pump me up.

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Posted by Luke on 06/07/2012 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

This is a work of genius, awesome job with telling the truth!!!

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Posted by Esch on 06/07/2012 at 5:18 PM

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gernblanston, I would pay money to watch Josh Gross slap the face of the promoter that brought in Nickleback. Oh wait, they're giving it away. Speaking of which didn't Nickleback make these tickets a Groupon promotion yesterday? A little more thinking and a little less navel gazing might help the "industry". Booking a cut rate has been band in the sticks is the sign of a band in decline, not of good promotion. Don't do us any favors. Next stop county fairs and Jackpot.

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Posted by Sisyphus on 06/07/2012 at 5:16 PM

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hmm... no all you Josh Gross haters, this is exactly what journalism needs to be like. When Clear Channel and Live Nation are destroying the present and future of music, it makes journalism like this necessary. This is not the kind of opinion writing that needs to be relegated to Facebook (although I'm sure it would have become just as viral there)... This is the kind of writing that speaks truth to power: Nickleback is hated because they are an example of music being shoved down people's throats.

And, not to speak for you Josh, but I'm sure he'd trade the Nickleback salary to keep his soul intact in a second. As an aspiring musician who will never reach "the level of fame" of Nickelback, I can tell you with a totally straight face that I would rather struggle in obscurity for the next ten years than play in a band as bad and soulless as Nickleback for one 6-month tour.

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Posted by Ben Wigler on 06/07/2012 at 4:56 PM

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Most juvenile article I've seen written for BW

I'm so tired of all the hate, not for just Nickleback, in general society.

This may not make sense now, but when you grow up you'll understand; People like stuff and things that aren't necessarily same as the stuff and things you like, it doesn't make your stuff better.

Full disclosure: I don't care one way or the other for their music.

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Posted by ReasonablePlea on 06/07/2012 at 4:46 PM

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"If you're going to try and be the cool guy and right something like this..." Don't you mean 'Write'? Touche', douche'! And Josh Gross hit it right on the head!!!

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Posted by Graham on 06/07/2012 at 4:44 PM

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Is this an article or an opinion piece? Save your worthless opinions for your facebook statuses. All of your 'hilarious' phrases, which I'm sure you chuckled over while you wrote them, can be translated into 5 simple words. "I wish I was them." have fun sitting in your studio apartment while these guys make your annual salary in 1 night.

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Posted by Luke on 06/07/2012 at 4:44 PM

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To the promoter: journalists should not be bound to endorse ideas, acts, or anything else that they dislike or disagree with. As a musician I've occasionally been criticized in the press, and I've always considered it their right and not been bothered by it. In short, suck it up and grow a pair.

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Posted by gottagetitup on 06/07/2012 at 4:19 PM

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To the Promoter: this paper or any other has no responsibility to endorse your choices. He can offer his opinion. His job does not involve doing your job. If elsewhere there is a paper writing to support these acts, then you have no problem. If there is not, then you probably will not make that mistake again. Books acts people will like and you will make money. That IS the promo business.

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Posted by wlh on 06/07/2012 at 3:59 PM

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As someone who is a concert promoter and musician, this article is a slap in the face to those who bring in shows. I am not a fans of Nickleback's at all, but this type of journalism makes it much harder to bring in acts, big or small. Word spreads quickly, and promoters won't take chances if they think that they will be treated like this. Very, very unprofessional. Maybe Josh Gross should get into the promo business and risk his own money.

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Posted by Eric McGuire Wenstrom on 06/07/2012 at 2:50 PM

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"Good effort! Good game!" Got one thing to say:


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Posted by the Dude on 06/07/2012 at 2:50 PM

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^ Luckily, BW as always been on the edge with their journalism and don't follow every single stiff-necked, naysaying, corporate newspaper 'rules' of writing something intended to be more humorous than a stick in butt. Who the crap cares if there's a dollar sign at the beginning of a sentence?? Head over to Reddit to continue your Grammar Nazi warfare. hahaha.

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Posted by Doogle Beeblebrox on 06/07/2012 at 2:33 PM

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Last I checked in journalism standards you do not start a sentence with a dollar sign. Spell it out. If you're going to try and be the cool guy and right something like this, please do not make yourself look stupid by not knowing AP Style.

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Posted by "Good Effort! Good Game!" on 06/07/2012 at 2:25 PM

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this went viral on reddit

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Posted by john on 06/07/2012 at 1:16 PM

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Such an awesome write-up!! You spoke immeasurable amounts of truth and justice in the American way of differentiating between real rock-n-roll from the hack-n-troll.

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Posted by Doogle Beeblebrox on 06/07/2012 at 1:11 PM

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Awesome writeup. No argument here, especially when Nickleback sent out a Groupon yesterday for their concert tickets. Now they're now possibly becoming a punch line in Web culture. Check it out: Is Nicklebacking the new Rickrolling?…

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Posted by Doug Metzgar on 06/07/2012 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Boise Bands to Stand and Deliver Against Hep C

Glad to see this awareness raising event happening. The CDC is saying that between 2 and 2.5% of all people in the US have Hep C and the majority are currently unaware of their infection. Universal testing would be a great idea.

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Posted by lessismore on 05/31/2012 at 9:35 AM

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...i just read the print article, and it refers to hep c as a disease, which it is not... it saddens me to think that someone would read this and think that if they are sick from it is incurable..if anyone has read this and their heart sank from this false information that was attributed to me in quotations please call me at 208 713 9734, or call the family medicine residency of idaho at 208 514 2500 and we will explain...... i never said anything of the sort, i said at a certain stage of sickness it is incurable....also, catherine merrick is playing, and jim boyer is not headlining, furious jones is.......

Posted by jsbx98 on 05/31/2012 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Boise Bands to Stand and Deliver Against Hep C

two mistakes in the article - i didnt find out i had it the last year cobain was alive, thats when i got it, i found out much later, in new orleans in 2008, and its not incurable after you get sick from it, just less likely to be curable, dependin on what stage its in.....

Posted by jsbx98 on 05/30/2012 at 2:03 PM

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