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Posted: Apr 27, 2006 11:48 pm
 
I know most of you Goners won't be trekking down to mulletfest, but you can still check read this:

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/

It will be just like reading one of those celebrity blogs, you can still be cool and say, "Dude, I don't watch tv" - yet still know everything about Lindsay Lohan's coke habit. *

*alleged

It would be sort of awesome if you do read it if you could post some positive feedback, so the paper will take me up on some other ideas I have.

I appreciate it.
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 12:48 am
 
I'm going to tell them how much you hate Van Halen and ZZ Top unless you make damn sure that Michael Donahue and/or Wendi C is at the Beard Rock Fest tomorrow night.
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 12:58 am
 
I'll go ahead and say that this year looks better than the past few years but, that ain't sayin' much.
I got 2 words for the Beale Street Music Fest... 1. Ponderosa 2. Stomp
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 1:30 am
 
it is what it is...

the more people that go, the more money they have to get better acts next year.

I mean, I guess thats how it works, I don't know.

P.S. Jack, I will be a beard rock fest and i have way more clout than Wendi or Donahue.

where's my invite to the Memphis Flyer tent?
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 4:21 am
 
What really sucks is they've got Bryan Adams and Puddle of Mudd playing at nearly the same time! I'll have to run all the way from the Cellular One Stage to the Autozone Stage just to catch the "Summer of '69"!
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 5:10 pm
 
I hear if we support the festival this year they might have enough money to bring Creed next year!!!
Posted: Apr 28, 2006 5:19 pm
 
I was upset to find out that the Spin Doctors will not be playing this year. They are always the highlight of the festival for me.

I hear if we support the festival this year they might have enough money to bring Stone Temple Pilots next year!!!

Posted: Apr 28, 2006 6:54 pm
 
What really sucks is they've got Bryan Adams and Puddle of Mudd playing at nearly the same time! I'll have to run all the way from the Cellular One Stage to the Autozone Stage just to catch the "Summer of '69"!

Maybe they should combine their talents and become Puddle of Bryan Addams.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 12:23 am
 
Most of the acts speak for themself, but for those of us coming in for the stomp, getting to see Little Richard, Booker T and the MGs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Lazy Lester, Hubert Sumlin, and Big Jack Johnson isn't a bad way to spend the weekend.

Also, I emailed them asking them not to have Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis play at the same time, and, to my surprise, they changed the schedule per my request!
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 1:14 am
 
I'm gonna need to track down some heady phatty dank kind nuggets for when I interview disco biscuits next weekend. Check it out on the blog.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 1:15 am
 
now that's what i'm talkin about!
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 1:18 am
 
NEW IDEA: Beale street music LOG!

get a big log, and carve your insights into it all day long. then, the next day, people walk by and read it! why should computer-users get all the fun? answer: they don't anyway, 'cause they're desensitized after 9 hour workdays filled with sneaking peeks at naked ladies/dudes/skee ball set ups. LOG!
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 1:24 am
 
Also, I emailed them asking them not to have Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis play at the same time, and, to my surprise, they changed the schedule per my request!


well thank you very much. i was planning on coming in just for jerry lee lewis anyway.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 2:22 am
 
Anyone heard if the Romantics are playing "That's What I Like Boutcha" on this tour? I don't want to spend that kind of money unless it's a for sure. Takes me back to my frat days.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 2:39 am
 
Anyone heard if the Romantics are playing "That's What I Like Boutcha" on this tour?

if they don't close with that song each & every time they've EVER played....
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 2:52 am
 
T'anks! That's the confirmation I needed!
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 3:17 am
 
That and "Secrets" (or "talkin' in your sleep" or whatever) were the only two pieces of music they ever recorded, if I understand correctly.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 3:19 am
 
nah..... they have a song called 61/49 that is supposed to conjure up in your mind.... The Crossroads.

it does not. but they wanted it to
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 3:35 am
 
Anyone know if The Producers are doing any reunion gigs?
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 3:20 pm
 
See, thats what I like to see!

Local support!

Yeah!!

Btw, Eric your idea has been submitted to the public for feedback.
Posted: Apr 29, 2006 5:37 pm
 
Beale Street Music Log.
Beale Street.
Music.
Log.
Posted: Apr 30, 2006 3:46 am
 
BTW, what's the emoticon for sarcasm?
Posted: Apr 30, 2006 9:05 pm
 
I don't know, but, Wendi C, Michael Donahue and Rachel = 404, not found.
Posted: Apr 30, 2006 11:47 pm
 
WOW! I would love to see Huey Lewis and the News with Bar Kays! wow!
Posted: May 1, 2006 12:09 am
 
better acts


there are better acts all over the fucking city...
Posted: May 1, 2006 1:07 am
 
oh, jesus.

just lookin' for a lil Goner support - no need to get serious.

Stay tuned as I creatively add the words gay, bith and blumpkin in my posts.

Oh, and Ned Hayden sucks.
Posted: May 1, 2006 4:47 am | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
Ned Hayden rules, bith.
Posted: May 1, 2006 4:51 pm
 
oh, see, I forgot it's monday.
Posted: May 1, 2006 5:45 pm
 
Don't forget to cruise by my Myspace Profile to hear The BSMF Official Theme Song!

http://www.myspace.com/Rachelandthecity
Posted: May 1, 2006 6:41 pm
 
BTW, if this doesn't make you laugh - you have no sense of humor.

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/archives/2006/05/bryan_adams_is .html
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:15 am
 
Also, I emailed them asking them not to have Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis play at the same time, and, to my surprise, they changed the schedule per my request!

I BITCHED ABOUT THIS EXACTLY ON THEIR GUEST BOOK, SO WHAT DO THEY DO, THEY MOVE JERRY LEE BACK TO WHEN BO DIDDLEY IS PLAYING?!?!?!?!?!?
Posted: May 2, 2006 3:36 pm
 
Nobodys better than the Bar Kays yo...NOBODY!
Posted: May 2, 2006 4:03 pm
 
What about the Bo-keys?
Posted: May 2, 2006 4:41 pm
 
This line-up sucks big ole donkey dicks--at least the non-Memphis part. Where's Billy Squire, REO, or Kansas this year? Someone blog Jim Holt about that.

Seriously, this festival has got to be the least progressive national music festival in the country. I'm embarrassed for Memphis. Has anyone from Memphis in May ever heard of Austin City Limits festival or Jazz fest?

Why do we get the hasbeen classic rock re-treads every year? Bryan Adams. For real? Chicago is still a band? Bruce Hornsby? (This year is particular heavy on wrvr lite rock yuck). This is a salute to the mediocrity of Memphis commercial radio circa 1985-2000. And the "new" acts are just as blase as every previous year with the exception of Gomez, who will probably draw pretty poorly in the midst of this other stuff.

Blues tent: GE Smith, Saffire the Uppity, & Johnny Winter? Yikes. Who keeps their job for booking this crap?

I don't care how many blogs or logs you got going, this line-up won't make people come out.
Posted: May 2, 2006 4:47 pm
 
I concour. I am terrified of fanny packs. I reitterate:

FANNY PACK AND TIE-DYED WIFEBEATER ROCK*


*(with an old pastel bandana, moustache of questionable length, and suspicious, large stains running down the crotch of the earth-toned cargo shorts)
^
This is the only Beale Street Music Festival blog you need ever read.
Posted: May 2, 2006 5:06 pm
 
Seriously...who gets to keep their job for booking such mediocrity?

Most of these bands are Overton Square Crawfish fest or save libertyland protest level quality.
Posted: May 2, 2006 5:24 pm | Edited by: Rachelandthecity
 
You don't know the half of it.

I'm workin with what I got here.

We've had this conversation before, Memphis and the people who live here are always 10 years behind everyone else.

But thanks for blowin my hype.
Posted: May 2, 2006 5:35 pm
 
10 years? Try fifteen, easy, considering the acts mentioned above.

But wait, isn't Train playing? Whataya mean, 10 years behind everybody else?
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:04 pm
 
Actually, it all makes sense if you think about it, Beale Street Fest has always been a mixture of Memphis bands, blues legends and nostalgia acts, and the newer acts that have the balls to be on the same bill as The Black Crowes.

Remember, this is Memphis' biggest bridge and tunnel weekend of the year.

Not to mention, If memory serves me coorectly, arent there big festivals in Atlanta and Nashville this weekend too? All three festivals tend to trade off acts. So, if Nashville got train, we probably get Train too.

Plus, we can make fun of Train all day long, but Train sells records, so in return, they'll probably sale a few tickets this weekend too.
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:08 pm
 
Plus, we can make fun of Train all day long, but Train sells records, so in return, they'll probably sale a few tickets this weekend too.

No, I understand that. I am aware of who you have to appeal to to make that kind of venture work. There will be money, but no real excitement. Not the kind people like Sherman are looking for, anyway.
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:14 pm
 
What the hell is "Train?"
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:16 pm
 
What the hell is "Train?"

Ignorance is bliss laddie. File under "Soccer Mom Heaven."
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:24 pm
 
Beale Street Music Fest = Soccer Mom Rock '06!!!


Who keeps their job for booking this crap?
I'd like to know the answer to this question also.
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:32 pm
 
Hey, do soccer mom's not deserve one weekend a year when they get a chance to party to the lite hits of the 70's, 80's, 90's and naughts, while drinking lite beer and possibly flashing a rocker who's been checked out of the home for the weekend?

I say yes!
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:34 pm
 
Not the kind people like Sherman are looking for, anyway.


Sherman will get more excitement than he can handle at The Stomp.

Memphis = fun for everyone!
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:35 pm
 
Yes, but this should take place in Cordova. Cops would be pulling over every minivan on Germantown Parkway!
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:38 pm
 
I'm just sayin, no offense to anyone, but it's kind of retro to make fun of The BSMF. What's next? is someone gonna pull out a joke about airline food?

yuk yuk

Haven't you heard? Sincerity is the new snarky.
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:38 pm
 
"Ma'am, I need you to remove that carseat."
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:40 pm
 
I'm just sayin, no offense to anyone, but it's kind of retro to make fun of The BSMF. What's next? is someone gonna pull out a joke about airline food?

yuk yuk

Haven't you heard? Sincerity is the new snarky.


How about the Hi-Tone beer busts with bad 80's music? Or is that so February?
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:43 pm
 
Yeah, February 2005.
Posted: May 2, 2006 6:44 pm
 
Not the kind people like Sherman are looking for, anyway.


Sherman will get more excitement than he can handle at The Stomp.

Memphis = fun for everyone!


He lucked out this year. I guess he'll hafta skip next year's Fest as well, unless he happens to like Ambrosia, Pablo Cruise and/or Vertical Horizon.

OK, I'll stop.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:35 pm
 
Sorry, kids, I refuse to accept the idea that booking mediocre music acts is good for anyone--even "soccer moms" (not my stereotyping!). Booking these shitty, mediocre acts is a self-fulfilling prophesy of not bringing in (m)any national or intl. visitors who will stay the weekend and spend money in Memphis. If it rains, the lcd that memphis in may is shooting for definitely will not show.

As far as romantics/bryan adams/etc, I could book 10 quality great bands for their price that would bring in people from out of town and take the fest to another level. The problem is that the bookers have NO imagination, (obviously) no taste, or connections, and they settle for whatever crap is thrown their way. You think G.E. Smith is gonna bring in anyone???????????? (By the way, Rachel, I'm not blaming you for booking, but if you did, you should be fired). Memphis is a world class music town & could get much better bookings then it currently is, but MIM has a structural problem with whomever is booking this festival.

If this booking doesn't bring in boocoups $, then someone should be fired because the festival doesn't do Memphis any favors by keeping the festival on such a retro-low level nor does it bring in big bucks from out of towners like jazz fest (or used to) or austin city limits fest does.

By the way, I like good music--not mediocre music. Here's a few acts I have paid good money to see down there in the past: Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Champion Jack Dupree, Beck, Sonic Youth.

As far as many of these retro/soccer mom acts go, these type acts (albeit more far more popular ones) are booked every weekend at the casinos and Memphis is the only & final playground for many of them. There is plenty of wrvr/fm100/rock 103 music at the casinos every weekend. Why can we not expect to have a world class music festival a la Austin City Limits one weekend a year? If you book great music, people will come.

Props to Ponderosa Stomp for booking a very eclectic line-up. It just goes to show that basically a one man operation with limited funds and great creativity can book a better festival than the whole Memphis in May organization. If this is the best Memphis in May can do, time to find a new booker.

I will continue to expect better than mediocrity from Memphis' politicians, amusement parks, music commissions, & festivals as long as I can breath. If you want to accept the status quo of mediocrity, be my guest, but don't expect me to.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:40 pm
 
They should have totally got Iron Maiden.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:46 pm
 
And Styx, but their show should come with a free bucket of rocks.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:46 pm
 
Sugardaddy,

I've never seen Bo Diddley put on a good set. With jerry Lee and Little Richard, there's at least an outside chance.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:48 pm | Edited by: Rachelandthecity
 
Ho ho hold up!

I didn't book any of 'em. I'm just doing my job.

C'mon Sherman, you have more respect for me than that, don't you?

But there are still a few bands that I am excited to see - Eisley, Gomez, Big Star and James Brown, and maybe Little Richard.

I've seen BB and Jerry Lee.

Is there anyone else I should check out? That I don't have to smoke a doobie to get into?

Look, the local radio stations still play Creed in Memphis, and I thought that it was a universal law that everyone knows they suck, so there's obviously just differences in taste at work here.
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:52 pm
 
The whole kaboodle is worth it if only to see Big Star Friday (check out "Lady Sweet" on You Tube if you have any doubts) --

Oh, and Shermie, according to Jody Stephens, Big Star DID play Libertyland back in the day -- you remember that Day, dontcha? The day when they were putting out seminal music that millions of folks around the world have given thanks on their KNEES for???

Jody Stephens says: "Save Libertyland!" (I know cuz I asked him)
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:54 pm
 
on their KNEES for

So we've got a blowjob artist now?

IRON MAIDEN!!!
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:54 pm
 
Excuse me!

You can check out the new Big Star video here:

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/archives/2006/04/new_video_from .html
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:55 pm
 
Whatever you wanna call them, as long as I get to hear 'em!
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:56 pm
 
IRON MAIDEN!!! FIND ME THAT VIDEO!!!
Posted: May 2, 2006 7:56 pm
 
Thanks Rachel! That is surely a beautiful song and proof that talent does not diminish with age! (Something a number of posters here will be glad to find out.)
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:00 pm
 
Let Jody buy it. It's gonna take 20-25 million to get Libertyland up to snuff. How much have you raised so far?
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:01 pm | Edited by: Rachelandthecity
 
IRON MAIDEN! FIND ME THAT VIDEO!

Find it yourself, I'm not your bith!

BTW, I wasn't kidding about adding "Goner Talk" to the blog, one down and lots more to go!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:01 pm
 
By the way, the only people I let call me Shermie are my nieces. You're a bit too familiar with me.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:02 pm
 
Enough for a couple of rolls of film.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:02 pm
 
speaking of knees, mine are to old now for the death march between the main stages. what is it, about 30 miles from one end of tom lee to the other?
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:02 pm
 
IRON MAIDEN!!

MEMPHIS NEEDS IRON MAIDEN!!!

Or Slayer.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:02 pm
 
if you show a guy with a golf cart your boobs, you can ride for free!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:04 pm
 
Rachel, "just doing your job!" Yikes, that's not a great historical phrase to throw out! Speaking of the blog you guys did last year, it looks like they didn't take any of the recommendations (or even come close) from the suggestions made after last year's salute to mediocrity.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:06 pm
 
Eh, I never claimed I wasn't a sell out.

I say play the game until you own the game, then you can change the game.

But that's just me.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:07 pm
 
SAVE TOM LEE PARK!

move the barbecue fest AND Memphis in May closer to the soccer moms and ATV daddies and put it in nice safe (and huge) Shelby Farms! Let us enjoy our riverside public park for the best month and a half of the year without being blocked out by mediocre music festivals and good-old-boys-club cooking cabals.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:10 pm
 
YES!!! ...While Iron Maiden plays in Mud Island Amphitheatre.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:15 pm
 
Oops, I missed that one HEE-HAW!!!Enough for a couple of rolls of film.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:22 pm
 
Aw, what's a little 24-exposure action between friends?
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:23 pm
 
Big Star is the only reason to go this year. the problems with mim rest on the people who run it. jim holt is an ass. total lack of vision, not a spark of creativity in his body.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:26 pm
 
Ok, so who would you guys pay to see?
Acts that are big enough to draw a sizable crowd.


Cause if there is nothing that would bring you downtown, then its a moot point.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:27 pm
 
You are totally not reading my posts.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:28 pm
 
Acts that are big enough to draw a sizable crowd.

yes I am - you're not reading mine

I say Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams!

Yahoo!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:33 pm
 
check last year's blog!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:45 pm
 
touche!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:47 pm
 
It would take IRON MAIDEN to get me downtown during MIM.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:51 pm | Edited by: Rachelandthecity
 
Ok, here's what people said last year:

Beck, whose new album rocks, Lenny Kravitz, who always seems to enjoy playing live, The Wailers because the music and the setting are a perfect match, and Al Green and Isaac Hayes because at least one of these guys should be there every year.
Posted by: stephen at May 17, 2005 11:10 AM

THE EXIES. 3 DOORS DOWN. STAIND.
Posted by: ELIZABETH at May 5, 2005 09:35 AM

Ingram Hill
Posted by: Courtney at May 3, 2005 06:32 PM

Jeb Loy Nichols
Secret Service
Posted by: Chris at May 3, 2005 10:10 AM

I would love to see Todd Snider come back and The Offsprings.I also thank Green Day would kick ass.
Posted by: mike at May 3, 2005 01:10 AM

OAR!!!!!!
Posted by: Jessie at May 2, 2005 11:17 AM

Foo Fighters (who have a new album out in June), Sammy Hagar (festival highlight in '99), Lucero & Cory Branan making a return, and Green Day puts on a hell of a live show ('98 music fest). A return appearance by Ozomatli would be much appreciated also.
Posted by: GaryMatrixx at May 1, 2005 11:46 PM

Is Rance Allen still with us? I've checked out some of his stuff since seeing him frigging kill it in the "Wattstax" film. Dude sings like he's being exorcised ...
Posted by: Mark Richens at May 1, 2005 11:06 PM

kings of leon (simply for the local hero factor)
Posted by: brad at May 1, 2005 08:57 PM

Dave Matthews Band
Posted by: Clay at May 1, 2005 08:32 PM

Big second to Calexico.

I'd add ... Antibalas, The Rebirth/Breakestra, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Los Lobos, Black Keys, Toots and the Maytals or comparable reggae act.
Posted by: Mark at May 1, 2005 04:35 PM

P.S. Neil Young goes mighty fine with "locals only" back-up band Booker T. & the MGs.
Posted by: sherman at May 1, 2005 02:13 PM

Tom Waits. My Morning Jacket. Calexico. Neil Young. Howard Tate.
Posted by: sherman at May 1, 2005 01:57 PM


So, it looks like they did get at least a couple of requests - Staind and Booker T -

Foo Fighters played 2004, Beck has played before, Dave Matthews has played, Los Lobos and Ingram Hill I think have played.

My vote would have gone to The Secret Service - that would have brought everyone together!
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:58 pm
 
p.s. i hear calexico's new record is the webshits.
Posted: May 2, 2006 8:58 pm
 
We go to Memphis in May with the line-up we have, not the line-up we wish to have, or so it goes by paraphrasing Rummy and extending his post-9/11 logic to all available parameters.

Armchair quarterbacks, now's the time to punt!
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:03 pm
 
Lenny Kravitz
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:12 pm
 
THE EXIES. 3 DOORS DOWN. STAIND.
Ingram Hill
Green Day
Foo Fighters
Sammy Hagar
Dave Matthews Band

The future of Beale Street Music Fest!
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:13 pm
 
Acts that are big enough to draw a sizable crowd.

Maybe you wouldn't go to a heavy metal vomit party, Rachel, but I'm with Cort. I would totally go to MIM to see Iron Maiden. And I know many a Frayser, Raliegh, Bartlet hood that would drive their cameros down, too. Add Slayer, and you'll have fuckers coming down from Nashville.
Big Star? Not so much..
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:14 pm
 
Lenny Kravitz

Just don't let him near the port-o-johns.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:15 pm
 
Lenny Krapitz

Just don't let him near the port-o-johns.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:15 pm
 
Why not just have Spinal Tap headline, JackAss, and be done with it!?
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:17 pm
 
dee = perfect candidate for "curbing".
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:18 pm
 
What the fuck? Your precious children and your sanctimonious ego too fragile for Iron Maiden?
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:20 pm
 
First I have to speak on behalf of the Soccer Moms.

Soccer Moms DO NOT ACTIVELY LISTEN to Train.
Soccer Moms will however turn up the a.c. a little if Train should grace the airwaves.

Avant Soccer Moms listen to:
Creed
Melissa Etheridge
Ben Folds 5 (when feeling 'fresh')
Sarah McLaucghlin
WRVR "The River"-when alone in car.
The soundtrack to 'Cats'
That squeky sound their new white tennis shoes make.


Secondly
Here's the dil.
Get
HIGH ON FIRE
to play that retarded ass festival.

watch as mullets, punkers, greasers, soccer moms, boy scout molesters, news anchors, mods, parapalegics, suicide girls, promise keepers, and the entire Germantown Girls Soccer Team come together in one flaming bacchinalic slip-n-slide as the sky rains blood and Schlitz on yr sorry ass sorry asses. And you will love every minute of it...Lovin every minute of it??

On second thought just get Loverboy
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:21 pm
 
oh, no, let's not resort to name calling - please!

don't hijack the thread and make it into something it's not supposed to be.

Maybe you wouldn't go to a heavy metal vomit party, Rachel, but I'm with Cort. I would totally go to MIM to see Iron Maiden. And I know many a Frayser, Raliegh, Bartlet hood that would drive their cameros down, too. Add Slayer, and you'll have fuckers coming down from Nashville.
Big Star? Not so much..


You are right on target inb one way - I don't know if i agree that they're a big draw, but I guess I really don't know - but the point is, we are definitely sitting at the rock and roll crossroads.

This is a festival where it's the only music people will see live all year. And I do think the logic is a certain crowd that will come downtown to see Huey Lewis, the Romantics and the like - if you look at the line-ups, you can see how they tried to hit all the genres...

that's the problem - when you try to cater to everyone, you're not gonna make anyone happy.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:25 pm
 
Safe festivals suck.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:25 pm
 
P.S. I think you meant to say ardent soccer moms.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:26 pm
 
Safe festivals suck.


agreed - but who do you pick to make happy?

wait, i know the answer:

IRON MAIDEN FANS!
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:32 pm
 
Sorry, my bad. Memphis in May is a grab-bag and a luscious one at that.

Let's keep in mind that Bonnaroo is a HUGE festival and Memphis in May is looking more and more each year as if it is a family-style reflection of Bonnaroo, in that it is a celebration of music and Americana. Tennessee can be proud of taking the forefront in this, seeing as how poor Nawlins has been dissed by the rest of the country in terms of the re-building effort and what that means to future cultural/music festivals there.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:33 pm
 
agreed - but who do you pick to make happy?

wait, i know the answer:

IRON MAIDEN FANS!


Way to totally miss the point.
I'm just saying, Memphis asks for Iron Maiden, and they give us Gin Blossoms.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:35 pm
 
family-style reflection of Bonnaroo
Complete with fanny-packers peeing in front of the kids.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:35 pm
 
No, ms.city, I definitely meant to say "AVANT".
Defined-"stylistically advanced."
Which is what HIGH ON FIRE is and this festival has NEVER been. though I know that is not their intention...Far from it.

I'm not kidding about High On Fire. They would be perfect for this festival. Get em' to open for Triple Six and watch as the whole starts holding hands and givin each other hickeys and shit.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:36 pm
 
Complete with fanny-packers peeing in front of the kids.
funniest shit all day. just sayin.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:40 pm
 
Ok, irony is hard to follow online.

Anyway, I will take a poll this weekend and see if more people would rather see Iron Maiden or the Gin Blossoms.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:41 pm
 
MJ, It happens EVERY year. Just sayin'.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:46 pm
 
it warms my heart.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:47 pm
 
Why not just have Spinal Tap headline, JackAss, and be done with it!?

That would be fantastic, Dee-U-M-B
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:50 pm
 
Memphis in May is looking more and more each year as if it is a family-style reflection of Bonnaroo
Don't make me vomit. Great place to take your kids, rednecks vomitting all over, dead babies in bags and people putting cigarettes out on your kids.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:51 pm
 
Anyway, I will take a poll this weekend and see if more people would rather see Iron Maiden or the Gin Blossoms.

Please do this.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:52 pm
 
a certain crowd that will come downtown to see Huey Lewis, the Romantics

These people have no buisness going out in public. If they do, they should be beaten with a Beale St. Music Log!!!
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:53 pm
 
If you care:

http://www.mimcommercialappeal.com/

more on the history of the festival and where it's going.

I don't think I should comment on MIM tv.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:53 pm
 
Anyway, I will take a poll this weekend and see if more people would rather see Iron Maiden or the Gin Blossoms.

Yep. For funzies, I'll put a dollar on Iron Maiden.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:56 pm
 
noah, i saw bo diddley summer of 04 in nyc and he was great!!!! ill, but great!!
ive seen lil richard 4 or 5 times and he was great fur a geriatric 80% of the time.
Posted: May 2, 2006 9:59 pm
 
where it's going.

The future of MIM should totally include Styx with the free bucket of rocks.
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:01 pm
 
Puddle of Mudd is playing, and it's BYOR.
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:02 pm
 
I shoulda known the recent crazings of activity on this thread had to do with freaking DEE. Lawd have mercy!

Get Loverboy, indeed!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:06 pm
 
I guess I'm just a fossil, what with my fond memories and all of summer Dead Tour and all the multi-generational fun we had during the 80s and 90s.

Memphis in May remains a multi-generational, multicultural link to what is best in American music and culture. I'll never put it down. But then, I like FUN in so many forms -- I'll never forget the King Biscuit Festival of 2002 (or was it '03?)... oh well, summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the street!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:07 pm
 
Where is my bucket of rocks?

NOW!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:09 pm
 
Dee, there is a veggie burito, rice crispie treat and a miracle waiting for you in the middle of Union Ave. RIGHT NOW!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:16 pm
 
You'd get more people if my semi-decent band from the 90's MWGLH played Memphis in May. Of course they would never book us cause they hated us then! ha-ha....Just kidding. No chance in hell...
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:16 pm
 
Everybody go check out all the Memphis in May stuff on the commercialappeal site. We're all working our tuckuses off on it, and I want someone to at least see it. Leave abusive comments if you want to.

This lineup is pretty much god-awful, I think we can all agree. Seems like they took the crumbs from whoever would be on the festival circuit during this two-week window. BSMF is a total money loser unless the weather is pristine, so they think that by getting the West Memphis mooks (Staind), the soccer moms (Train, Huey lewis) and a few hippy types (disco biscuits, Yonder), they can get some money flowing.

I resigned myself a long time ago to the fact that the establishing is unwilling to challenge the unwashed masses in this city. For the rest of us, if you can find your little niche -- like people who come through on Thursdays to hear us play Donald Byrd and Bohannon -- you stick with that. If you want people who are actually interested in new things, move to NY etc. That's my attitude, and I know Sherman and some of the others would beg to differ, but I gotta cope somehow.

Fuck it. I'll be there Saturday doing my job; beats sitting in this disgusting office all day (decree from Joe Pepe: clean this place up, goddammit!). Gonna get me a funnel cake and and a $6 cup of beer!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:20 pm
 
Mark! Stick with me kid, you won't have to pay for any beer.

Geez, don't you know me by now?
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:22 pm
 
I seriously really like Huey Lewis.
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:22 pm
 
Hey, sugardaddy and cthort!
Wanna go down for an hour or two this weekend to see if we can sell buckets of rocks for $5.00? In between beers, mind you...
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:24 pm
 
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:41 pm
 
Hey I am an AUTHENTIC hippie mind you, in that I did a solar-powered concert in LR back in '01 -- and lest we forget, Sharp Microwave Corp. of Memphis added a solar-panel production line to their factory in '03.

Where's our granola-crunching Solar Stage at MIM, people? I'll get to work on that fer NEXT year, how about some Beastie Boys and Perry Farrell on a solar soundstage? With the good news re: Libertyland we could get on a roll here!
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:45 pm
 
Great. You may fade away now.
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:55 pm
 
Dude, I swear, was that you twirling with the dervishes at Meadowlands arena in 1991?
Posted: May 2, 2006 10:58 pm
 
No, but I probably sold you that stupid spiral, pastel tie-dye with the bears on it.
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:01 pm
 
That was mine! Dude, you promised.
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:01 pm
 
I ate it and tripped for a week! Thanks!
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:04 pm
 
That was mine
For you, it's a Yow shirt.

For Dee, it was supposed to have SARS in it.
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:06 pm
 
Yes!
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:09 pm
 
Yes!
They should come on before Motorhead.
Posted: May 2, 2006 11:32 pm
 
There's the BSMF for me. Motorhead and Iron Maiden, although Priest would be better. Put Accept and Hawkwind on the bill and I'd sell my first born for a ticket.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:07 am
 
Speaking of Huey Lewis...

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/archives/2006/04/huey_lewis_the .html


Nevertheless, Mayer is an out of this world blues guitarist, I kid you not.
This made my day! I kid you not.

Rachel, come on. Seriously, John Mayer...blues guitarist. Out of this world? I bet they wouldn't even let that dude play at Huey's.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:09 am
 
Put Accept on the bill and I'd sell my first born for a ticket.

you are 22-23 years too late, I saw Accept and Quiet Riot at music fest in 83 or 84....they used to get some bands that had made albums in the same decade as they are playing in...
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:15 am
 
You guys remember the Ghost World movie?
BLUES HAMMER... "Are ya'll ready for some way down in the Delta blues?"
"I've been plowin' the fields...pickin' cotton all day long!"

This is repulsive!
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:25 am
 
Musicfest in the early 80's was perfect. Cheap Trick annually and Chuck Berry hacking away. Drinking Southern Comfort with Sprite and kissing Bishop Byrne rednecks in a dirtweed haze. All in that loverly amusement park asphalt. Ah youth.

That was back when the wife abuser (he lived down the street from us and would beath the crap out of his wife while they were both loaded) and future suicide victim who ran Mid South Concerts was runnin' thangs. That guy really knew how to book an event. R.I.P.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:25 am
 
Uh, was he supposed to be playing the blues?
blues guitarist. Out of this world? I bet they wouldn't even let that dude play at Huey's.
This is repulsive!
no shit. that was the whitest white boy I've ever seen trying to play the blues.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:34 am
 
He's out of this world!!!
Too many bands/artists today have the middle man influence thing going for them. Mayer's influences(besides Huey Lewis) probablly include guys like Eric Crapton and Stevie Ray Vaugh who polished the soul out of blues.
Cut the middle man and listen to what your favorite artists were listening to. If you wanna play like Crapton, listen to Muddy Waters, not Cream.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:45 am
 
Sorry, I just can't put this thread down.

Last year's music fest?
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:46 am
 
It's all good Andrew, but not everyone is an expert like you. I mena that in the sincerest way, I'm not being snarky

I've had this discussion many times, if it's good enough to make you want to go back and listen to their influences than I think they've done their jobs.

I saw him play live and I was very impressed. Plus he's like 26, so, you know, I still give him props.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:47 am
 
yeah, icon, accept and quiet riot. when it was at the fairgrounds and some fucking crazy acid head climbing the parking lot light pole and drinking a beer during quiet riot. i think that pretty much did in the metal acts. we don't need that sorta element at our music fest that would be too dangerous.
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:49 am
 
I remember the chick from Berlin accidentally setting her hair on fire and the bouncer coming out to help her and she started trying to kick his ass. YES!!!!!
Posted: May 3, 2006 12:57 am
 
I'm just having fun!
But come on! By expert do you mean I have 2 ears? What kind of expert does it take to realize that is some shit blues?

Plus he's like 26, so, you know, I still give him props.
I'm 26 and I have no buisness playing the blues.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:02 am
 
Give me a break! I can name pobably like 5 blues artists, you can probably name 500.

So should it not be played by white people? Or should it not be played by young people?

when are you allowed to play it?

Or should it just become a lost art?
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:05 am
 
Or should it just become a lost art?

Hallelujah, sis.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:08 am
 
I might pay to see Ralph Machio go up against Steve Vai again, but for real, and the devil is really there, and the one who loses in real life gets their head chopped off, and there's a lot of blood, and she wind picks up, and the sky grows dark, and there's lightening, and then Slayer plays, and it starts to rain in blood, and these UFOs come from out of nowhere with laser beams shooting out everywhere, and land on the river, and the river flows with blood, but then, these hot, goth chicks come out of the spaceships and get naked, and start throwing rocks at dee while she spins in her stupid sun dress...

Yeah, I'd pay to see that.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:08 am
 
The problem with Music Fest is the lack of bands that actually WANT to come play here. Beaver Productions and MIM both work their asses off and put in offers that are WAY more than their budget, just so they don't end up with complete crap. They still need to draw people, so they include a few of the "modern stars," some of the "FM100" crowd, along with something that will please the frat boys and the Goner crowd. The biggest problem has been the lack of bands touring this part of the country at this time of the year. Music Midtown going under, and Nashville River Stages disappearing didn't help things out. The bigger and better bands have no reason to hit Memphis on this weekend....especially when they know they're gonna get rained on. :-)

Fierydrunk knows the game. Bob Kelley turned Memphis into a major market. Jim Green's game of favorites and overbooking tore it back down.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:13 am
 
Hallelujah, sis

is that a yay or nay?
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:16 am
 
So should it not be played by white people? Or should it not be played by young people?


Race and age have nothing to do with it.
Play it when you feel it. Not because you like it or think it's cool. I would hardly say he is feeling it. What kind of "blues" do you get from being horded by frat chicks trying to get on your tour bus every night? I bet that fat-ass paycheck he gets from Sony or Colombia or whatever "blues" label he's on, really tears his soul apart.
Bottom line, if Mayer impressed you as a musician, you might fall over dead at the Stomp.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:31 am
 
oh lawd.

how do you know what he feels?

what he listens to, what moves him?

it's a very dangerous thing when you start judging people's reasons for making art.

Remember, he was originally marketed as a teen dream, that's how he got his record deal, and then he could have continued down that path, but he decided to go in a diffrent direction, a not so popular one.

One of the best and worst parts about what I do is meeting musicians, because it definitely shades your judgement. I went to see John Mayer at The Coliseum as a favor to a friend who wanted to go. I thought he was lame.

Then I met him and thought he was hilarious, then I saw him play guitar and thought he was awesome. Now was my jusgement clouded because I ended up liking the guy? maybe.

Would I buy his new record of blues songs, nope. I don't really like blues. But if he wants to play blues and people pay to see him do it, I'm for it. Not everyone works in a record store and has the access that you do. And you're judging him based off of what you;ve seen on television and a youtube clip.

Can we go bacl to making fun of these guys now:

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/archives/2006/05/nuck_if_you_bu c.html
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:46 am
 
That was a huge YAY.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:57 am
 
You to can have the John Mayer blues for the small price of $20,000 a year at the Berkley school of music.
Dude went to Berkley to learn how to play his blues. Nuff said.

if he wants to play blues and people pay to see him do it, I'm for it.
should it just become a lost art?
Acts like him support it becoming a lost art.
Posted: May 3, 2006 1:58 am
 
Mayer did play with herbie Hancock, but that has "25-year-old A&R girl" written all over it. I wouldn't put him up there with Bennie Maupin or Freddie Hubbard just yet.

I'm a big guitar snob -- and all-around music snob in general -- so I'll give Blind Lemon Sherbert a listen and report back with my findings. Something tells me I'm gonna agree more with The Buck Up than with Rachel Ray.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:03 am
 
dtrain, is there a way to hear any MWG? Love the name - stumbled across it somewhere, and I think that's how I found this site.
Anyway, I crayoned the logo on my front and back door - wonder if the mailman knows what it means?
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:09 am
 
a veggie burito, rice crispie treat and a miracle waiting for you in the middle of Union Ave. RIGHT NOW!

Hee=Haw!

Memphis in May has the largest budget of any musical fest this city has. If this is the best they can do, time for some new blood in the booking dept. Make offers to non-train type bands like JJ Cale, Calexico, Cat Power (on tour right now) etc. Jazz fest gets great bands (jazz, hip hop, reggae, world) that are not classic rock leftovers. Don't wait for the dregs left over from Trashville & Atlanta. Perhaps the bands need better treatment when here. Perhaps the booking agents need better relationships with the band's agents. Whatever the problem is, Memphis is getting the shitty end of the stick.

As far as being a family friendly bonaroo, huh? None of the talent that bonaroo gets plus no family friendly crowd.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:10 am
 
here's a John Mayer quote for The Buck Up -

"Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"" -John Mayer


You can go to a good school, be smart, be poor, be funny, be a hypocrite and have the blues, all in the same night.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:18 am
 
"That was a deep quote." -Andrew McCalla

He's also missing the color blue.
In the box of blues crayons, Mayer is the price tag on the box.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:18 am
 
That dude's a fag.

Dave Chappelle was probably the best thing he ever did, and I be Dave wished he got Jeff Hanneman.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:22 am
 
Fucking crayo-
What the fuck? OOOOOO MAGENTA!!!!
I'M A FREAKIN' PERIWINKLE!!!
OOOOOOHHHHH!!!!
I'M 64 COLORS, I'M A NINTENDO 64!!!

yeah. That dude's poncy. Fuck him and his crayola wonderland.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:27 am
 
Uh...I don't know....Sherman put our "best of" record out along time ago. I think you can get it at Shangri-la or GONER. I know you'll be able to get it at my shop in June cause it's on my order list. But as far as internet, I doubt it seriously.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:29 am
 
I know it's at my house.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:30 am
 
And, I believe Goner had a copy or two last time I was in...
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:33 am
 
Thanks Jack!
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:33 am
 
He's also missing the color blue.
In the box of blues crayons, Mayer is the price tag on the box.



now you've got a stock quote.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:37 am | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
Hey, I'm glad to have it.

Back on topic, John Mayer. Sugardaddy, cthort, miss linda and I will probably be posing as wigged street vendors, selling buckets of "Flying Rocks" for $7.00. Follow the strong scent of liquor to find us.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:39 am
 
yeah. That dude's poncy. Fuck him and his crayola wonderland.

whatever, Bruce Dickinson is the gayest gay i've seen all gay.

(I'm gonna duck now.)
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:49 am
 
You didn't know who Bruce Dickinson was until today, did you, Rachel?

Everyone, I'm sorry to let you know, Rachel hates old Van Halen (LOVES the Hagar), ZZ Top, and believes Stryper was Metal at the top of it's game.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:55 am
 
whatever, Bruce Dickinson is the gayest gay i've seen all gay.

If Maiden was gay, and John Mayer is an out of this world blues guitarist...
There is some after hours joint that puts LSD in the drinks that your not blogging about.
Posted: May 3, 2006 2:59 am
 
You didn't know who Bruce Dickinson was until today, did you, Rachel?

Everyone, I'm sorry to let you know, Rachel hates old Van Halen (LOVES the Hagar), ZZ Top, and believes Stryper was Metal at the top of it's game.


oh, ya got me. And I even ducked!

I'm gay!

It's true!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:01 am
 
i wanna go drink there. shit!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:02 am
 
It's in the hills. You should run there.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:03 am
 
Actually, I wanna go drink there, too.
Rachel, come pick us up. I've got a metal mix-tape ready to go.
Heavy Metal Vomit Party!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:03 am
 
That dude's a fag.
Duh. What kind of real blues playing guy talks about life being a box of crayons? MR. ROGERS??? For fuck's sake, the guy said "periwinkle"!!!
No real blues player has ever said periwinkle.
you can...be a hypocrite and have the blues,
nope...if that's happened then it's just whiny, it ain't the blues.

I fucking HATE Eric Clapton. I can't find whoever said it to quote it, but I well agree. That is NOT the blues. John Mayer is NOT the blues. Chicago blues guitar is NOT the blues.

Disclaimer: being from Memphis, I never was a big fan of the "blues". But I sure know what's what. It's down there in Clarksdale, but not at BSMF.
John Mayer a blues guy? That's just silly.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:11 am
 
I bet if you asked BB King if Eric Clapton can play the blues he'd say yes.

As a matter of fact, Clapton is one of his favorite guitarists. How do I know? Cause I've asked him before.

You don't have to be poor and black and live in Mississippi to be able to play the blues.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:14 am
 
B.B. King is such the gentleman. He would never say anything untoward about Eric Clapton (or anyone else, for that matter).
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:19 am
 
Hey, I didn't bait the guy.

I just asked him who some of his favortie musicians were...

I just watched the tape!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:22 am
 
I don't know...it just always seemed like Clapton was second-hand. I mean, it's undisputed that he can play the shit out of a guitar. But to me, it seems like he was second generation or something. Which a lot of those guys were...I think the Stones were second generation blues players, as the Beatles wanted to be.

You don't have to be poor and black and live in Mississippi to be able to play the blues.
I know this. Hendrix played the blues, Janis Joplin did too. Joe Cocker...even Toots and the Maytals. Tom Waits. I can even stand Stevie Ray. I don't buy into the "you gotta be an old black man from Mississippi" to do it.
The blues have been totally absent from popular music for the last twenty years...that's cause no one seems to be able to play them authenitically.

But, on any scale, I'd have a hard time calling that John Mayer clip "the blues." Fancy, syncopated guitar is not the blues...which is one of the things I have against Clapton.

That all said...keep bloggin, Rachel! And I'm not being sarcastic or ironic.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:24 am
 
Alisa. Fan or not, you must be an expert on the blues and work at a record store also. Your cool.



Rachel, this has to be some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen on the Goner board! I've been laughing since I got off work about this blues buisness! Come on now, you quoted John "Blues Hammer" Mayer on the Goner board. It was about crayons. My sides hurt!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:30 am
 
I don't know...it just always seemed like Clapton was second-hand. I mean, it's undisputed that he can play the shit out of a guitar. But to me, it seems like he was second generation or something. Which a lot of those guys were...I think the Stones were second generation blues players, as the Beatles wanted to be.

We have a winner!!!
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:30 am
 
I've been laughing longer than you I guarantee! have you seen the Iron Maiden Vs Gin Blossoms thread in the other forum, that's classic stuff!

Ok, I know what's going to make everyone want to go to the BSMF:

http://blogs.commercialappeal.com/bsmf/archives/2006/05/dont_forget_fr i.html
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:35 am
 
No Pants Day? Totally lame and not even in the realm of 06/06/06. Not even close to 03/14/06...
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:37 am
 
what if I put together a group vomit on the band of your choice?

and then give you a bucket of rocks.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:40 am
 
[Alisa. Fan or not...
No expert, no record store.
Groupie...old groupie.
My sides hurt!
pretty funny...
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:45 am | Edited by: Mark Rochambeaux
 
Do the BarKays still wear chain mail and furry cod pieces when they play?

Also, does Buck, or anyone else, have contact info for the Bo-Keys, or should I just look up Spake or Bomar in the phone book? I'm not sure who usually acts as their spokesman.

Anyone know anything about Malpais? They're "the new sound of Costa Rica." Could be interesting ...
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:50 am
 
I just sent you Bomar's number.
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:53 am
 
Not even close to 03/14/06...


what's that?

National steak and blowjob day?
Posted: May 3, 2006 3:56 am
 
Ah, a topic you may be familiar with!

Seriously, though. After hours bar that serves LSD in your beer. Where that at?
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:03 am
 
Ah, a topic you may be familiar with!
I take that back Rachel. I barely know you, and this was crude, as the date was the bait for anyone to ask.

But, seriously. Next year, get Slayer and/or Iron Maiden, and you can count on at least one ticket being sold for MIM.
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:10 am
 
I will personally give your request to Diane Hampton, I might even do it on MIM tv which you may or may not have seen on The CA site.

Although, in the current music world run by legions of hip hop and indie rock fans, to most Iron Maiden as a main attraction is not necessarily superior to The Gin Blossoms, which was my original argument - see how we bring it all back?
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:24 am
 
just look up Spake or Bomar in the phone book?

www.jimspake.com
email him now!
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:35 am | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
Although, in the current music world run by legions of hip hop and indie rock fans, to most Iron Maiden as a main attraction is not necessarily superior to The Gin Blossoms,

So, what's the demographic MIM is looking for, Rachel? Indie/Hip Hop kids? I think not. If you peruse the warehouse/retail/restaurant/office complexes with the male 25-34 out east, you'll find there are more Iron Maiden fans than Gin Blossom fans. Does MIM want the money or the kids?
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:45 am
 
Got Bomar's number. Thanks Ray-Ray!
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:46 am
 
Jack, how bout a Yow reunion!? Maybe Maiden would let you use some of their props.
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:46 am
 
So, what's the demographic MIM is looking for, Rachel?

It ain't me babe. Though Dylan is always a draw. Is he playing the fest this year? Best Dylan show I ever saw was at the BSMF.
Maybe not...as he just played here.

I say...BRING BACK THE GOSPEL TENT!!! That was the real shit.
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:50 am
 
Yow used their own props, and actually supplied the LSD and pot to the crowd.
I would love to see Iron Maiden, especially if Steve Harris dropped a dose on me.
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:50 am
 
I haven't been to this festival of shit in about five years, but I was just talking to my sister and we distinctly remember the following acts that year:

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Ike Turner
The Cult
R.L. Burnside
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Steve Earle
Bob Dylan
Sonic Youth (who abso-fucking-lutley rocked)
Willie Nelson
Mavis Staples
War

so what was that, 2001?? Who was in charge of booking then? Can we get them back? This year's line up is like an April Fool's joke a month late.
Posted: May 3, 2006 4:51 am
 
Dudes, I gotta go ride my bike.
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