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Comment Archives: Stories: Entertainment: To-Do List

Re: “James McMurtry at Revolution

"This may not sound like something Hendrix would have said — almost certainly isn't, let's just be honest — but it seems revealing that Parazaider would have remembered it this way, cementing forever the notion that Hendrix bowed before the musical sophistication of a group of white college students playing in a cover band called Chicago Transit Authority."

Let's be REALLY honest – a young white (as long as we're tossing in age and race) entertainment writer in Arkansas, nearly 50 years or so years after the fact, cannot possibly have any insight into the veracity of a conversation between up-and-coming musicians of that era.

There's a difference between "bowing to sophistication" and giving humble, modest credit where it may be due. At this point, Hendrix was not yet a god, and he and Terry Kath were certainly artistic and musical peers, both as vocalists and guitarists.

WS has clearly not heard much of Terry Kath's pure and soulful musical genius.…

Posted by DanLimke on 05/05/2015 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Jim Mize at The Afterthought

"Bad match" couldn't be more appropriate for the horrific, ear-bloodletting combination of the notoriously tinny sound system at Stickyz together with the throwback 40s-style distortion with which they choose to mic Stricklin's vocals. I swear to god, I've never understood how a guy could get the nickname "Maestro" workin' with a sound system that's 110% midrange. At Stickyz it always sounds like I'm hearing the show through an itty-bitty transistor radio from 1963.

Posted by Neuroglider on 02/21/2015 at 12:13 AM

Re: “"Blue Velvet" at Ron Robinson Thursday

Great turnout last night for the film. Thanks to the Times for the series.

Posted by presrevrob on 12/19/2014 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Talib Kweli at Philander Smith

BJ Novak started out as a comic. He was quickly recruited by Punk'd and then The Office but was doing stand-up first.

Posted by Ryan Williams on 11/10/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Wakarusa headlines weekend

Hi all. If you plan on coming, bring your mudders and a well treated tent. It has been raining and storming, but the show is going on. Come out with us and listen to the tunes and show your defiance to the weather. Pictures coming soon.


Posted by Grav Weldon on 05/31/2013 at 8:43 AM
Posted by Shayne Gray on 05/23/2013 at 12:41 PM

Re: “J. Roddy Walston & the Business at Stickyz

I'm not going to any of these events, but I very much enjoyed the lively descriptions. I don't know, maybe I'll go grab a bird tote bag. Thanks, R.B.

Posted by austin on 04/26/2013 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Cosby and The Coo Coo Birads at Stickyz

Sounds great!

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Posted by Shayne Gray on 03/29/2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “'A Celebration for Mason Mauldin' at Revolution

Thanks, that has been updated.

Posted by Robert Bell on 02/06/2013 at 4:42 PM

Re: “'A Celebration for Mason Mauldin' at Revolution

Amasa Hines has been added to the lineup for the Mason Mauldin Scholarship Benefit Show.

Posted by arkylikeyou on 02/06/2013 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Argenta Film Series screens 'Warrior Champions'

I hate that I will be out of town for Shonen Knife. If you don't enjoy their live show, you are a bad person.

Posted by sammy on 08/15/2012 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Nada Surf to Juanita's

Hey!Thank you for letting me know about the show. I was wondering if anyone from ArkTimes or another outlet got footage from the Nada Surf show at Juanita's. I was there(andso was my mom- for the first hour) and it was amazing. They really sprinkled some magic in the air that night. Their new cd is to die for and I really hope they come back. My mom recently moved back to the ark after 40 plus years in san francisco and I have been trying to help her get settled (in hot springs :( ) but I have really been missing the live music (and people my age and public transportation-i don't drive) so when I saw your article I looked for a bus to take me to LR to see them but there was none so I begged her to come down to little rock. This was the best night ever for me since coming to arkansas. And Juanitas is a gem.

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Posted by PuraVida415 on 06/29/2012 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Racing season wraps up with Arkansas Derby

I'm more excited about Cymbals Eat Guitars, since I think everything Tim Kasher has done since The Ugly Organ (save for a handful of songs on Happy Hollow) has been garbage. But, judging from the show I saw about two years back, and recent setlists, it looks like they still realize Ugly Organ was their best and play more songs from it than any other album, usually including their newest one. Maybe they need a new cello player.

Posted by sammy on 04/12/2012 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Lalah Hathaway to Cajun's Wharf

I really enjoyed Lalah's performance and her opening acts. I wasn't very happy having to stand for about 2.5-3 hours. All in all, I enjoyed myself. Had I known I'd be standing the whole time, I would have worn flat shoes.

Posted by SocialistArkie on 12/22/2011 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Cornbread Festival comes to Main Street

Dead Meadow finally comes back to these parts, and in Little Rock at that, and it has to be during Fun Fun Fun Fest weekend.

Posted by sammy on 11/02/2011 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Night at the Speakeasy, Arkansas State Fair, Todd Snider

A joke usually has a punch line, this was just mean. And he put on a great show.

Posted by Kevin on 10/17/2011 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Night at the Speakeasy, Arkansas State Fair, Todd Snider

What a humorless bunch! That write-up is hilarious. I can see maybe why y'all haven't noticed that Carl's been making fun of you to outside audiences - not sure if you would recognize a joke if it jumped up and bit you in the ass.

Posted by theleighwood on 10/14/2011 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Night at the Speakeasy, Arkansas State Fair, Todd Snider

Erik, one can only hope, otherwise I may have to stop reading the Times!

Posted by kelly on 10/14/2011 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Night at the Speakeasy, Arkansas State Fair, Todd Snider

Hayes did marry a woman from Conway, and he has a huge following in Little Rock and Conway, you should go see him at Sticky Fingers in Little Rock. Bell Robert this was a very poor attempt at an article, you failed at humor in it.

Posted by Conway on 10/14/2011 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Night at the Speakeasy, Arkansas State Fair, Todd Snider

Hi guys. So, just to solve any confusion caused by my attempt at satire, I'll try to clarify a few things.
First: I know his name is Hayes Carll, not Carl Hays, and that he went to Hendrix, not Texas A&M.
Second: Hayes and I are not acquainted.
Third: It seems that Hayes values humor. When I saw him play in Texas a couple of years ago, he told funny stories and cracked jokes between songs. When asked about why he’d named his album “Little Rock,” he said that he went to college in Arkansas and that yes, they do actually have colleges in Arkansas. That got big laughs from the Texas crowd. He said that Arkansans just don’t have much self-esteem and that you can’t even buy premium gas up there. Again, big Texas laughs.
There are clips online (and linked on Rock Candy) of him telling those same jokes and talking about how he’s “trying to raise the profile of Arkansas music, with limited success.” He’s from Texas, and he loves Texas and he can poke fun at Arkansas. And that’s fine. I live in Arkansas and I love Arkansas and I can poke fun at Hayes Carll. And that’s fine too, though my endeavors seem to have fallen very flat.

Posted by Robert Bell on 10/14/2011 at 10:00 AM


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