Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Josh, good to see you! But unfortunately we've already cleared the air on this one, as you can see, so you're a little late to the party. You can't show up in the fourth quarter and expect to get in the game.
Perhaps a modicum of clarification is needed here: This morning I had set out to do a preview on Delta Spirit's show at Ace of Spades on Tuesday. I had a phone interview scheduled with one of the band members, but due to a scheduling conflict we were not able to get the interview done. Simultaneously, I was reading the outpouring of reaction to Adam Yauch's death, and thought it noteworthy to report on local reaction to his passing (as is the mission of Sacramento Press, to report on local matters).
So, this article was an effort to do things a little differently and address that local reaction and also preview a live show that I believe everyone should see. Being someone who honestly does believe music is the best therapy in times of sadness (especially in response to something also having to do with music), the connection made sense to me at the time.
However, I can see how what I attempted to do here was somewhat misconstrued, and I want to stress that it was not my intent to speak ill (yes, a pun) of the Beastie Boys or Yauch's memory, or to use an emotional moment to cross promote Delta Spirit. They put on a phenomenal show, and I don't think any one article is powerful enough to make it completely empty, contrary to your assertions, SfShab.
I wouldn't disagree with you there, KLJ...my point (and perhaps it wasn't articulated as well as I could have done) was to comment on what I believe to be the overall perceptions about the Beastie Boys' repertoire. The depth of their repertoire was somewhat subtle and not quite as "on the sleeve" as many other bands. As such, the impressions and reactions that I think people have toward them (as evidenced by many of the posts flying around FB today) were steeped more in nostalgia and personal memories of "I remember when that song was the jam" than in lyrical fortitude or "emotional" impact left by the songs themselves
If you'll notice, Mark, there is no disclosure listed, meaning I have no personal ties to the Delta Spirit show. It was just a way to report on two things: 1) Local reaction to a polarizing event, and 2) getting the word out about a band coming to town.
Exactly! Perfectly illustrates why people care when Colleen writes her "Farewell to" story. Do you think the same will be true for you when you decide to write yours...?
A true pleasure to work with you, Colleen. Thank you for everything
When last I checked, journalism certainly also entails the tact and professionalism to know the right time and place to publish certain opinions. I also think that life in general entails that as well.
Big shoes to fill, Jared...no, Colleen, you do not have big feet! Welcome to SacPress, and to Sacramento itself, you are going to love living here
A house of many blurry nights...the Torch is indeed a gem!
'Nuff said about this little game of Poke the Bear, Shalini :-)
Considering these photos were all "man on the street" OR done by professional photojournalists, I'm guessing that he is a Roseville resident.
Exactly what this event provides, Geoff! Come on out
If you've ever driven down Galleria Blvd, you bet!
It misses you
Seems to be very much the tried and true formula...subtle changes are obvious, but looks like PBS has picked up virtually where the former head honcho left off
This year's weather patterns would be a major blow to this bid
Easy come, and easy go/ Just like an old song playin' on the radio/ Now these hard times will come, hard times will go/ Life keeps movin' along, easy come, easy go.
"A Sysco truck with a counter;" that's beautiful! Agreed Joel, on both points
Agreed Mike...although I think it's more than fair to consider Mondavi/Davis a Sacramento area show, really no reason to separate the two out from each other. It's certainly more accessible than Sleep Train Amphitheater, and of course, vastly superior sound and experience
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