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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Nashville Cream

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

We can only hope that we will get rid of CDs altogether as technology advances and all methods of delivery are finally digital !! CDs are already deemed useless by studies for any practical long term storage.

It is hoped that this research will ultimately enable us to 1) provide the best long-term protection for our collections,
2) establish relevant parameters for monitoring CDs that would signal the need for creating backup copies or migration of data, and 3)
identify the failure mechanisms that arise form deficiencies in the manufacture of CD’s.

Posted by Guest706 on 10/30/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

Tom, I mentioned that in the post several times. I used the word "unsolicited" four times, in fact.

Posted by d. patrick on 10/30/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

First Dino's now this smdh

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Posted by bakedziti420 on 10/30/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

That is twisted, sister. We shouldn't have to take this anymore.

Posted by Michael Finlay on 10/30/2014 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

Taylor Swift is from Pennsylvania and grew up in Nashville. She has no ROOTS in NYC. All she is is a pretty, nice, rich, white, female who wants to be something she's not and never will be... She's being paid millions of dollars to do a job she knows nothing about. But hey isn't that what corporate America does everyday? Good luck New York City.

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Posted by Jennifer Bailey on 10/30/2014 at 5:08 AM

Re: “Waste Managment: The Skinny on Promo CDs

I skimmed the comments, but didn't cling to every word of each of them, but lost in this discussion (and more specifically, in your post there, "D. Patrick") is the fact that I'd wager that not one of those envelopes there were solicited. Probably all just shit that was mailed to you because your name is on a list that someone bought from a huckster at a music conference. Would it be safe to say that most of the stuff that you actually get around to listening to is stuff that came your way via some degree of buzz, whether it was a friend passing it along or some other more connected fashion than an unsolicited mailing?

i know this is supposed to be about wastefulness and the death of the CD, but i couldn't help but wonder...

Posted by tomhampton on 10/30/2014 at 12:28 AM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

This makes just absolutely no sense at all.

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Posted by Pete Wilson on 10/29/2014 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

Thing is, Taylor was asked to do this - a pretty flattering offer, right? So she should have turned down the people who asked her out of fear about what other people might have to say about it? That would seem to be a pretty chickenshit thing to do. I've read interviews with TS talking about New York, and she doesn't claim to be an expert. She's very aware that of the fact she's a newbie. Maybe that's what the folks who asked her wanted, and Taylor said "sure, I'd be glad to help market NYC. I love it here." It's understandable to criticize the choice that someone or some board of people made in choosing Taylor Swift to be "an ambassador", whatever that entails. But Taylor just said yes to something that was an offer to her, and one she probably viewed as a challenge. The folks in charge were probably a little more comfortable from a marketing standpoint having Taylor's image out there than Nicki Minaj's. I doubt the video for "Anaconda" would match the image desired for most tourism commercials. I doubt most people want to look at Dee Snider's face any longer than they have to either. Taylor's image is a pretty low risk prospect for marketing lots of things. She's one of the world's biggest stars, she's new to town, she's probably not going to do anything embarrassing, she dresses nice, and looks good in pictures. That's probably how far the decision making process went. If I were picking someone to be an ambassador for NYC, I'd probably pick Derek Jeter - but what do I know? I didn't make that choice. Someone else did. Is Taylor too good for Nashville? I think the answer is, she's too big for Nashville - or at least too big for the constraints of country music. If someone was choosing an ambassador here, it would probably wind up being a bro country dude or a gal with a cowboy hat and thick southern accent. That image doesn't exactly represent me either. Taylor Swift has done pretty well for someone who's just 24 yrs old. She gets called lots of things like bland or boring - but her transformation and growing confidence is pretty cool to watch. I already like her better than most if not all of the top 40 music queens, and she hasn't been doing the top 40 thing very long.

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Posted by zoeydeathpanel on 10/29/2014 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

I wish she had donated the money to the Nashville school system but she should live where she wants to. Who is Dee Snider?

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Posted by Peggy on 10/29/2014 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Dee Snider Doesn't Think Taylor Swift Should Be Ambassador of New York City

I agree..I'm sure Taylor is a perfectly nice person, with lots to offer, but a Global Ambassador for New York City???? As a chef, I've lived in worked in roots are in Philadelphia/NJ. I am a Yankee to the very core. I've lived in Nashville, but would never insult the natives of this city by wanting or accepting a role as an ambassador. If the cultural landscape of The South still perplexes me at times, and I lived here for 7 years, how is Taylor an appropriate choice for NYC? I understand there are greater, more pressing issues happening in the world...this isn't nearly as urgent or important, but it's worth having an opinion about.

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Posted by Tiffani Rozier on 10/29/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Watch Sturgill Simpson Play 'Turtles All the Way Down' on The Tonight Show

Sturgill and his band are at the top right now where they should be!! This Kentucky girl is Ky proud of this group and think they are the greatest thing to happen to country music in a long time!!!

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Posted by Delia Corman Spurgeon on 10/29/2014 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Partying Like It's 1989: Taylor Swift Goes Pop, Returns To Singing About Living in a Big ol’ City

so. many. words. about Taylor Swift. she's a genius at marketing, no doubt.

and this record is going platinum its first week out. after all those stories made the rounds over the last 2 weeks about there being no platinum albums in 2014. I'm starting to wonder if those articles were part of the marketing plan for this album, to make it appear as though Taylor is more successful than ANY OTHER ARTIST.

props to Ms. Swift, I guess...

Posted by Doyle on 10/29/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Foo Fighters to Play the Ryman on Halloween

Yeah I agree...I tried online and failed today online to get tickets...was spinning like it was searching ( for 2 hours ) then website had SOLD!

Posted by Booo! on 10/29/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Watch Sturgill Simpson Play 'Turtles All the Way Down' on The Tonight Show

Gotta get tickets, thanks for the heads up. He's one of the best things out there!

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Posted by Linda Allen on 10/29/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Halloween '14: A Monstrous List of Music Events

"The Critmunks Review - Halloween Costumes":

Our foul-mouthed "Critical Chipmunks" review Halloween costumes!

Posted by Roger Tyson on 10/29/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “What's Really Happening With Dino's: We Talk to Miranda Whitcomb Pontes

"I don't trust anyone who would re-open their restaurant a day and a half after their ... ah, never mind" This is about the most disgusting comment I've ever seen on this message board. Why not attach your name to it? What a coward.

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Posted by jimmyjam on 10/29/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Halloween '14: A Monstrous List of Music Events

All the Kool Kids are going to the Square Dance at the Nashville Palace…

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Posted by Delicious Elixir on 10/29/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Halloween '14: A Monstrous List of Music Events

you forgot one - Study Hall, Ttotals, Beth Israel and Modern Convenience @ the Cage.

Posted by jax on 10/29/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Andrew W.K.: The Cream Interview

This man is a fantastic inspiration for anyone who has doubt of any kind. It's impossible to not be amazed at the words Andrew W.K has to say, and he always gives a fresh look on any topic. His words truly are words of wisdom.

Posted by Joseph Broseph Bodsford on 10/28/2014 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Foo Fighters to Play the Ryman on Halloween

Yeah. It's getting impossible to get tickets for any moderately popular show at the Ryman (which is 95% of them)… and even if you can it's not the same any more. It's mostly people from out of state who'd rather get sloppy drunk and scream requests for "Free Bird" through the whole thing than sit down, shut up, and listen. Did not enjoy the guy screaming how "awesome" Jason Isbell was all the way through his song about a friend with cancer. Bah.

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Posted by E McLean on 10/28/2014 at 9:31 PM

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