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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘You’re Lookin’ at Country’

What the heck is wrong with you people ? I've been in Nashville for 27 years as a singer songwriter. I know something about the ins & outs of the music business. I also know human nature & the difference between a good show & a piece of crap. "Nashville" has done a lot to depict our city & our music business to a national audience. The earlier film of "Nashville" with Lily Tomlin, probably didn't depict exact reality, but it was a good movie & a good story with great acting.

Miss Spurgen, I don't know where you are from nor what part of Nashville culture you operate in, but your pervasive negative dissing is mean & elitist! The acting is good, the music is excellent, the screen play is well written & the story is riveting! So please come down from your ivory tower & walk the streets with the rest of us.

Ray LeRoy Ankrom

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Posted by Ray LeRoy on 11/20/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “'Beyond the Stereotyped South': Tamara Reynolds in NYT Photo Blog

Hi Dese and Dose. I grew up in Connecticut and lived in Brooklyn for ten years. I can say pretty confidently that no, it is not racist because being called a Yankee has nothing to do with race. You could call it "regionalist," I suppose, if you have to name it. It's my opinion that racism is not disliking another race or group of people; it's discriminating against a race of people who lack power on both an institutional and daily basis. Perhaps you'd get more calls back if you changed your attitude. You don't like being pigeon-holed because you're from the North; neither do the "yee haw" people you live among.

If there is anything that makes being a Northerner a bit uncomfortable in the South, it's people like you who insist on your own superiority.

Posted by Erica Ciccarone on 11/20/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘You’re Lookin’ at Country’

I SOLD ORANGES FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND. Oh Scarlett. She's also a Kringle we used to sell in Girl Scouts.

"Teen Juliette" (with her face morphed on a pubescent body) freaked me out. As did the weirdly augmented face of Teddy's escort girlfriend (Natasha?). She was NOT born with that nose. And perhaps chin. Whooo, Teddy got a freebie! I actually like horndog Teddy a lot better than mopey monk Teddy.

Where are Luke and Rayna's kids? Shouldn't Maddie be watching the show from the nunnery?

The Luke/Sadie (Ladie?) hookup they're hinting at really seemed forced. Is Pete going to be someone of note?

Are those Scarlett's real eyelashes? I have been wondering that since the show began. She makes me want to buy Latisse.

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Posted by Lisa Stran White on 11/20/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Dez Dickerson on Prince, Purple Rain, and the Most Insane Thing He's Seen on Stage

Great interview - a fine variety of questions and engaging responses from Dez. Nice work, both of you. The Prince and The Revolution era of purple music is both fascinating and mysterious. It's always fun to hear stories and details directly from those who were there. And, to anyone who doesn't follow Dez in the modern age, he is full of thoughtful and thought-provoking comments, ideas and observations. A unique and inspiring individual to say the least. Terrific read, guys.

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Posted by Brian Satchfield on 11/19/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “'Beyond the Stereotyped South': Tamara Reynolds in NYT Photo Blog

Is it racist when a southerner calls you a damn yankee? I get called that constantly and I fucking hate it. Try hiring a yee haw contractor when you say "gimme an estimate on dat". They never return the call. They don't like whites here either. Those wit a funny axcent.

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Posted by dese and dose on 11/19/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Movies About Writers as Miserable Pricks, In Honor of Listen Up Philip at Belcourt

And Jack Nicholson as a philandering journalist not unlike Carl Bernstein in HEARTBURN.

Posted by Mark on 11/17/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Movies About Writers as Miserable Pricks, In Honor of Listen Up Philip at Belcourt

There were the not-very-positive caricatures of Clifford Odets and William Faulkner in BARTON FINK.

Posted by Mark on 11/17/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I’m Coming Home to You’

I was pretty drunk last night and really don't remember any of this. I'll have to re-watch this evening. I "think" I can remember yelling "That's 3 Crow Bar back there!" but I could have been saying that from in front of Margot for all I know. Wednesday is a blur. This is the first week I've never had an opinion on 'Nashville' come Thursday morning. Great recap, per uszh.

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Posted by BradNash on 11/13/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I’m Coming Home to You’

Haha, that Dr. Hook article is crazy! I'm pretty sure one of those guys live in Nashville...

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Posted by Mark P. on 11/13/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

I was waiting for someone to say Factor V was fake so I could be like "NU-UH two people in my family have it" but thankfully you did your research, I should have never doubted you, keep on doing the Lord's work here

Posted by Valerie Hernandez on 11/13/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I’m Coming Home to You’

The kid is Gunnar's dead brother's kid, right? And wow, Rayna couldn't squeeze in a single parent-teacher conference and takeout pizza night during TWO MONTHS on the road? She really is the worst.

Ashley, you continue to be the best thing about this crazy show.

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Posted by MarieBoston on 11/13/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Field Trip? David Lynch: The Unified Field Through Jan. 11 at Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts

Never thought I'd use these words in the same sentence, but I would totally make a pilgrimage to Philadelphia to see this!

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Posted by Erica Ciccarone on 11/11/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Lives Tanks in Ratings, Still Puts Out Casting Call

I love this show

Posted by Angela Flowers Curtis on 11/07/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Lives Tanks in Ratings, Still Puts Out Casting Call

First "shows" are always difficult to grasp when there are so many characters, and most of them, in "reality" shows, are blonde which adds to the confusion. I love a show like this when the husbands and especially the children are part of the focus because they are part of the it or not. I love wandering through the homes too. It definitely shapes the character of the individuals.
I hope that a second season is in the works. Erika and the twins were my favorites! Too much time was invested in this show to quit now.

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Posted by Pat Genuit on 11/06/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

I wish there was actually enough B roll for ABC to release an episode of the Will/Layla reality show on line.

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Posted by Scarlett's Bad Ideas on 11/04/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Juicy Mooshu Screens Tonight at The Belcourt

"The cheapening of independent film"

Instead of releasing indies to theaters, the Weinsteins are now giving them away for free. The wave of the future? I hope not.

Posted by Mark on 11/03/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

Hey Daphne... snitches get stitches...
Girl better watch her back, Maddie is quite irritable these days.

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Posted by kiwiwassabi on 10/31/2014 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Scary Story Open Thread 2014

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Rats in the Walls" is the first story I remember that really spooked me. Also had trouble sleeping after "Pickman's Model" and "The Picture in the House."

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Posted by Mark on 10/31/2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Pervy, Weird Marginalia From Illuminated Manuscripts

First image:

"I said you could show me ONE of them, Jerry. Just one."

"Ahh, come on. Not bad, am I right?!"

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Posted by d. patrick on 10/31/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “The Greatest Band Ever is Coming to the Nashville Symphony! Sort Of ...

I know the answers to all 5 of your questions above.
1) Farouk Bulsara
2) News of the World
3) Part of a fireplace, a knitting needle, and some of his mum's buttons
4) Roger Taylor
5) Delilah

Oh, and I actually really like The Miracle...

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Posted by Cory Howell on 10/31/2014 at 2:44 PM

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