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Comment Archives: stories: Music & Film

Re: “Feminist First

WOW! Still lookin' good @ 70; even the girls are still lively/lovely! Thx, Inlander, for the great DP pic!

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Posted by Richard Summers on 09/19/2016 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Heart of Darkness

"...who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley on the east side of Los Angeles" - a tad hyperbolic, no? This guy grew up in SOUTH PASADENA, not exactly the mean streets, k?

Posted by Khole on 09/08/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Still Celebrating

Boy George rockin' the Motörhead T. Tasteful yet unexpected .

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Posted by muddydog on 08/11/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Still Celebrating

Guess you never heard of David Bowie....

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Posted by Romeomoon on 08/11/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Fresh Spin

very fair

Posted by Kelly McGillis on 08/08/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “They Love It Loud

I saw them in Boise last week, it was definitely the best KISS show I have seen, and I have seen nearly all incarnations of the band. They sounded great and looked liked a band half their age! Paul was rolling around and jumping around, you wouldn't know he has had his hip replaced. If you never heard of KISS and this was your first show, you would have no idea, they were pushing 70!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Victor Torigoe on 07/14/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Ain't Afraid of No Feminism

The acting and comedy chops of each actress are more than enough to carry any movie; leave it to the ever sexist / racist liberals to focus on their gender versus their talent.

Pathetic.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 07/14/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Equestrian Dreams

Great review for a brilliant film!

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Posted by jj on 06/30/2016 at 5:06 AM

Re: “See Anthony Run

Isn't that why the documentary should be watched? So people can understand what was so very wrong about the entire situation and learn how to better choose our representatives?

Posted by Meg23 on 06/25/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “See Anthony Run

Weiner is a loser. He will always be a loser and I don't understand why anyone would bother to make a film about him or even watch a film made about him.

Weiner is the poster-child of what is wrong in politics......

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Posted by Just Say in.... on 06/12/2016 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Where Are the Women?

Hi, Rachel. I'm the author of the piece above, and while I agree that *Pitch Perfect 2* is far from a great film, there is no way you can say that the characters are "token." They may mostly be fairly stereotypical, but the situation for women onscreen is so bad that even a female ensemble of stereotypes counts as an improvement for female representation! It's really, really rare to see *so many* women in the same movie, and each depicted as individual people. And there are some notable *good* things in the film's depiction of women: there's a fat character who is depicted as sexual and as someone men find attractive, a woman who appears to get her fill of sex and love, and this is not treated as anything unusual. And networking among women is depicted as a positive and necessary thing: the movie features a professional mentoring relationship between two young women — a college senior and a freshman — which is not something we typically get to see onscreen. (I can’t think of another example.)

Movies about women don't have to be perfect: they just have to be about women! And unless you're going to demand that all movies about men *always* rise above stereotypes, it's not reasonable to expect the same from movies about women.

MaryAnn

Posted by MaryAnn Johanson on 05/24/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Where Are the Women?

Why is the picture of the exemplary film to feature women Pitch Perfect? If anything, that film is the perfect example of how films so often feature women in completely token way. It checks off the "having female leads" box without ever having to write truly representative character that is more than a stereotype. I mean, I don't mean to sound like an asshole, but even the Honest Trailer guys think that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-j8XXtwSO0

Posted by Rachel on 05/15/2016 at 11:41 PM

Re: “From the Old School

Amazing show in KC! ;-)

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Posted by Elle Bea on 05/06/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The Decade in Music

I still miss Terry a lot.

Posted by Leda Swann on 04/28/2016 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Good Spins

Conor from Dancing Plague doesn't pitch shift his vocals or "manipulate" them. That's all natural

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Posted by Robby Craig on 04/23/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Good Spins

The Local Pavlov EP was done with Gil, Bryan Coats (Black water Prophet) on drums and Ken Wolcott (the Hallows) Jeff and Travis joined after.

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Posted by Jeff Glinski on 04/21/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Crank it Out

I have both there CD's. Love the Raven !

Posted by RockHard on 04/17/2016 at 7:55 AM

Re: “The Brand Necessities

Wow. I just came from the movie and the exact reaction as the reviewer. What could have been was washed out by nostalgia.

Posted by Kurt Staeuble on 04/15/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “One Night at the Bayou

This reminds me of Liverpool's Cavern Club made legendary by the Beatles. Way cool.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Iverson Moser on 04/08/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “One Night at the Bayou

As a five-year Bayou resident, and a witness to the first group of Idaho music students to inhabit this magical little spot, I'm a little surprised that the Inlander didn't track down Spokane's own Josh "Grandaddy of the Bayou" Simon for comment!

Fun Fact: There's an Official Bayou Gangsta Rap.

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Posted by Justin Horn on 04/08/2016 at 4:05 AM

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