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Re: “Boise Banned

"A Great Deal"? As in A Great Deal Productions and Promotions? Real classy comment for a professional organization. I'm not generally into this type of music but I'm also a part of this Idaho music scene and your comment is wow, just wow. "...this band lacks every single part of musical ability including talent..." - now that's just not true. I've listened to all the tracks from their myspace and they can clearly deliver what they're setting out to. To play this aggressively and fast clearly takes talent. If this is from AGDP&P, you should be embarrassed. If you think any gigs Manville gets or any publicity they get is detracting from any of your favorite local bands you need to get over yourself and those bands. There's plenty of room in the community to have bands like your clients as well as this; the other end of the spectrum. Again on the talent thing: shit man, these dudes are killing it on these recordings - I can only imagine the live show! BTW, I'm in now way affiliated with Manville. Just heard their name a bunch around town. You call them "nobodies" but in their market I'd say they're doing pretty well for themselves.

Posted by Nathan Paradis on 02/20/2008 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Take Thatkins

"judged on the basis of diversity and uniqueness of styles, creative innovation, instrumental accomplishment, spirit, soul, substance, breadth of appeal, and pure talent" these are valid and important qualifiers. "accomplishment" and "a hit in the top 40" are questionable though, since the music business is in such flux in this modern day. most avid music listeners that would use cope's qualifiers could give a shit about the top 40. it's actually quite a laughable measuring stick. the top 40? sheesh. "who will have the staying power of The Beatles" this one: also questionable, IMO. information passes a jillion times faster these days so that even if a band can be considered important based on cope's checklist, there's a good chance they get buried and replaced by the next 100 new artists you NEED TO KNOW (who just might be equally important). it's cheaper and easier than ever to record music. there are new and different ways of discovering music. many new opportunities. back in the day, you had to impress the hell out of some people to get into the studio or out on a tour. i'm sure you still do, but artists on the major labels and big radio and top 40 are SUCH a small percentage of what's going on in the wide world of music. therefore you're going to have sift through some garbage, but it's worth it if you do. am i making sense? more artists, more crap. for the record: i'm 27 yrs old, but still, i'm very familiar with at least 90% of cope's list. in fact, i greatly respect a lot of it. how much does nostalgia play into our view of all the great bands from way back when? a little, at least. and i hope the old timers know better than to gauge our generations’ tastes and talent pool on terrestrial radio's broadcasts, which are by and large bought and designed to cater to the LCD. radiohead's an obvious choice, but a good example of a band from this whippersnappers era that i'm certain will be mentioned in the very same breath as the beatles if we make it a couple hundred more years into the future.

Posted by Nathan Paradis on 02/20/2008 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Monster In The Machine: Butterfly Pinned

I should correct myself: I believe Liars are now an L.A. band. Hard to keep track - NY, Berlin, Los Angeles... nate p.

Posted by Nathan Paradis on 02/06/2008 at 1:13 PM

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