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Comment Archives: stories: Music, Arts & Culture: Arts

Re: “Old Meets New

Great fact checking - thanks

But… have you been to Mac's? It really does not cut the mustard

Posted by Displaced on 12/03/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Old Meets New

ERROR #1: no way does Marin County have the "largest Jewish population in California." According to the same source the author is citing, the North American Jewish Data Bank, Marin has 26,100 Jews, compared to half a million in LA County, 65,800 in SF, 32,000 in Contra Costa.

ERROR #2: "This might be the one and only Jewish-style deli from Eureka to San Francisco" How does the Bohemian ignore Mac's Jewish Style Deli on 4th Street in Santa Rosa?

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Posted by Phyllis G on 12/01/2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Off and On the Air

Congratultions Robin....
I used to listen to KUSC when a student many decades ago !
Wishing you all the best with your new endeavors!
You always do a class act.
Blessings, Greer ( an old Trojan )

Posted by Greer on 10/22/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Fight of Our Lives

With 60+ BILLION food animals on the planet our best chance to mitigate climate change is to severely reduce consumption of animal foods. More than 1/3 of human induced warming is attributable to animal agriculture. Methane is 24 times more potent than CO2 but takes only 7 years to cycle out of the atmosphere. CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!

"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

"A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it... http://cowspiracy.com

Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/

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Posted by Jim Corcoran on 10/15/2014 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Metal Movies

You cannot pidgeon hole a musician to one style of music. The musician might prefer a particlular style, but can contribute to all styles. Jaco Pastorius could play anything. I really respected his work with Weather Report. Miss Him, we will.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 10/03/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Music for the Mind

Wine laced with LSD in NewOrleans' live Greatful Dead Show, by Owsley's work and transport by C.A. Hells Angels was claimed to cure schizophrenia in New Orleans.

Posted by Brad Pipal on 09/27/2014 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Spectral Love

Reality check wake up call for Steve & all who get suckered into believing that ghosts exist.
They don't. When a person dies the flesh body becomes empty of the eternal spirit that God placed in it. Done deal.
God is Spirit & we are created by Him as spirits that dwell in a flesh body while on earth. Our spirits never die but they do pass from this earthly realm into another realm.
The spirit/person who accepted the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ while still on earth will enter heaven and the all who passed without having Jesus as their personal Lord & Savior enter into a temporary place of torment called Hades. One day God will have His great white judgment and all who were in Hades will be cast into the lake of eternal fire(Hell).
The element of evil that does exist on earth are demons. All who practice any form of the occult have access to connect with them. No ghosts floating around but plenty of angry and wicked demons. The wise choice is to get right with God today and avoid hell one day.
Sorry folks but Satan is the master of deception & lies. He and his buddies are the true culprits of all paranormal stuff. I learned this first hand years ago when I was involved in an exorcism of a young woman. The demons spoke to me and the Holy Spirit cast each one out. Pretty cool experience! Gods best to all who read this and look up to live & live ready!
John 3:3=Happy eternity Revelation 20:15=The eternal burn

Posted by Dwight Hasbrouck on 08/21/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Waves of Sound

Will this exhibit be held again?

Posted by Bt on 08/04/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Family Talk

Just - Wow! I arrived in Sierra Leone in 1999 - we thought we had secured the peace through the LOME agreement, however, war was still raging up country and Freetown saw it's series of killing in the Streets. Bravo and Conrgatulations! Cannot wait to see the film and interview the filmmaker.

Sheila Dallas

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Posted by Sheila Dallas on 07/03/2014 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Cabaret Buffet

For the record, I have never been "the" producer of Good Hip Hop Monthly, I joined the ongoing monthly event in its 5th year in 2013 as a resident DJ and a promoter of the event. *** Much thanks for the interview and for a great article!

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Posted by Shey Roth on 06/25/2014 at 6:39 PM

Re: “North Bay Scene Setters

When is the all-local fashion event at the Sonoma County Museum?

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Posted by Shana Ray on 06/06/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Sink or Sail

Beautiful small craft..

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/26/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Pastie Treats

Please, Over-the-hill gang appears @ Christy's in Santa Rosa,Ca.

The county thrives on young-blood, Hello?

This picture above looks like a 45 year-old, "witch."

And lots of history of "MDMA," observers from "Burning Man."
nada'

Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/19/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Jello-Rama

wooooooo......jello....yello...biafra.......dead kennedy's........hi : JELLO.....REMEMBER FRANKIE AND RIPPER AND JOHNNY, AND BRITTLEY...AND PLAYING AT THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL...GO AHEAD SAY NO, I DONT REMEMBER...BLAME IT ON YUPPIES AND DRUGS......JELLO BIAFRA ALWAYS SPOKE AND PLAYED HIS MIND OUT........THE NEW WAVE KINGS OF S.F.(CRIME), BUT YOU GUYS WERE GREAT, AND I'M SURE THE MUSIC PUT TOGETHER FOR THIS RIVER EAT'N, BEEEEEER GUZZL'N TOWN WILL BLOW SOME EARDUMS AND I'LL LEARN A BAR CHORD..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ...U BRING BACK GREAT MEMORIES...BY THE WAY FOR SANTA ROSAITES, THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL WAS PREVIOUS STOMPING GRNDS FOR REV. JIM JONES/KOOLAID!

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Posted by HOTWIREMYHEART on 04/03/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Jello-Rama

I've been around a long time, and I've always liked that guy. He's got something to say. It's worth a listen.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/02/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “The Repurposed-Driven Life

Functional Art, Incorporated makes beautiful furniture. Seth Richardson is an amazing artist. You can call him at 707-820-1185 or go to http://www.functionalartincorporated.com.

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Posted by Jim Brumm on 03/12/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Down by J-Law

I think we are over thinking the fact that this one interview had Lawrence and Granik sitting together. They were not afraid to have Lawrence sit by herself during the Winter's Bone press junket as she did many interviews by herself. It could have easily been that this was her first interview of the press junket and based off of how nervous Lawrence gets when having to answer the artsy questions about her work, the team probably felt it be better to have Granik lead the way and give Lawrence an idea as to what she can say in the remaining interviews.
You will see this still takes place today, even though the world loves unfiltered Lawrence, she will allow her director or even on of her other cast members do the majority of the talking when talking about the craft or detailed aspects of the production process.

Posted by Andrea Lopez on 01/22/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Down by J-Law

It's great to hear someone write about a Lawrence interview before her quick and dizzying rise to stardom as "America's Sweetheart..." (although I must say, I think Julia Robets got it right in saying that Lawrence is too cool to be America's 'sweetheart.') This is a particularly interesting article because you mention the pairing of Granik and Lawrence together in the same interview to protect her potential young innocence and shyness. I'd take that argument a step further and maybe say that Granik noted something about Lawrence early on that we are all very much aware of now--the fact that she is 100% unfiltered, defying traditional Hollywood norms in every way possible. I'd bet that for a quiet, dark and moving film like Winter's Bone, Granik wanted to portray Ree-- both in Lawrence and in the fictional character herself-- as a quiet heroine, beautifully seen but rarely really heard. I'd suspect they wanted to control her just as much as protect her, because it might've backfired on the indie film to have a relatively unknown lead actress ranting about butt plugs (although we all love her for it). But who knows! They also could've been cringing in every interview hoping she wouldn't unleash her unpredictable Lawrence charm.

Posted by G on 01/22/2014 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Chicken Scratches

Artists- Please do not come to the space and take your art! Contact me first 477-0567. I will be contacting all the artists to set up a time to do so!

I am sorry for Dennell's perception that all possible precautions were not taken to assure the security and safety of the art. When the artists dropped off their art, they understood that the space was not a standard gallery, but a pop up in an alternative space. I too, Vicky Kumpfer the coordinator, of the exhibition had a hard time with this, but with some agreements with the owner was assured that the work would be safe. All artists had the opportunity to take their art on Dec 18th if they didn't want to leave it up for the Month of Sundays exhibition in January.

There are video cameras on the outside of the building and two caretakers on site. I talked with these two men and trust they are doing everything they can to watch over the art.

Yesterday, when you came there was a gallery greeter, myself and the owner of the building monitoring the art and all wings of the building. I was at the front while the greeter roved and she was at the front while I roved. Mr Batarsheh was greeting and roving as well.

The situation with your art, was one of concern rather then neglect. Your art didn't have a wire on the backside and the standard procedure is if the artists didn't provide a wire, it doesn't get hung. It is the artists responsibility to assure a safe hanging apparatus for the gallery to hang from. It is not good policy for the gallery to manipulate the art to provide this. Mr Batarsheh was trying to be helpful and be sure your work would be seen and safe. Art is safer hanging from a wire then the frame.

It is true that a wooden wall was constructed during the month of Dec, after which, the building owner assured me that there would not be any construction and the art would stay in place. Again, this is an unusual situation but the art was cared for with all reasonable precaution.

Vicky Kumpfer

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Posted by Vicky on 01/13/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Chicken Scratches

WARNING! All artists! Regarding the Fulton Crossing Art Exhibit, located at 1200 River Road, Fulton, owner Rami Batarseh. I just had a most unfortunate experience with an extremely unprofessional "exhibit." Art was delivered to, signed in and hung by art volunteers under the guide of a known art professional.

Each artist had to sign an agreement stating, "Although, all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the safety and security of the art, artists shall release the building owner and anyone associated with this exhibition, of liability for theft or damage to the art.

I hereby agree and accept any/all risk to my art during this exhibition: ...."

The open house was Dec. 17 and well attended. I expressed some concern about the security of the art, noting the large warehouse facility with several wings, foot access on three sides of the building and three open truck bays on two sides. I was told there would be a greeter manning the show at all times plus security cameras in all wings.

Today I walked into the facility discovering all art in the front entrance had been moved, construction was going on and there was no greeter. There were no security cameras and five of the access routes open, including two truck bays. One of my five pieces had been handled, moved by a non-art- professional, re-hung with construction screws and construction wire, hanging the large LANDSCAPE vertically instead or horizontally (the skyline, signature and labeling should have all been clues.) I removed my art due to the complete lack of security and the non-professional manner the show was being handled.

Other artists may want to evaluate the risk for themselves. As for me, I hope the next show is better.
Respectfully, dannell Powell

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Posted by Dannell Powell on 01/12/2014 at 4:01 PM

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