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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts

Re: “Spy v. spy

Loved your review. Here's mine. A different slant.

Posted by Janet Abbey on 10/18/2014 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Rush to judgment

My problem with it is that I happen to know Flynn lifted it almost in toto from Joyce Carol Oates's recent novel Carthage. Even the town/city is the same. We have changed identities, missing girl, man blamed only Oates put him in prison and writes a far better novel. Guess Flynn hasn't studied her "influence" enough - as she refers to Oates.

Add some more from Oates's The Grave Digger's Daughter and Mudwoman for 2 more and GG is rounded out. Reading it through tiqqun's Young Girl reveals deeper strata in both.Flynn wrote 10 years for Entertainment Weekly so what else is new. She liked it there too getting to see a lot of junk movies and get paid for writing about them.

Time to read more David Foster Wallace. I've been saving some because when I'm finished with what I have there aren't going to be any more. Aspartame killed him you know. Don't take anything with that stuff in it if you are depressed.Depressed is a clinical term I hate. I prefer melancholy.

Should have made Oates novel into the film but no one seems to read good writers anymore since only YA sells big. Oh well.

Posted by Janet Abbey on 10/18/2014 at 3:19 AM

Re: “The Hail Seizures

author, you are an idiot

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Posted by fantong on 10/13/2014 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Emotional intelligence

John would be very grateful and delighted with the work you're doing Tahj. Carry on. Hal Mathew from Salem

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Posted by Hal Mathew on 10/11/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Emotional intelligence

nice work Tahj! Need more of "you" these days!!!!!

Posted by timhanson on 10/10/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Shutter to think

stunning photo ..... and like some of our amazing sunsets ... only a great photo can compare to what our amazing eyes can see.

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Posted by glen b on 10/02/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Pretzel brain

I love Brazil. It's a typically haunting Terry G movie with that twisted Victorian/Edwardian weirdness that combines a deep reverence for tradition with brutal criticism of the very institutions it holds dear.

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Posted by Robin Jordan on 09/24/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Big love

Here's a link to the If Not For This book trailer. Some added dimension to a powerful story.

Posted by Matthew J Clark on 09/12/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Let's dance

Great article! Enzymes definitely knows how to play the crowd and get you shakin' your booty. is one of his newest and one of my favorites if you're looking to check out his tunes!

If you're interested in listening to Live, Missoula DJs and dance music at home, check us out on The Rainbow Road Radio Show on Wednesday nights 8-10pm on KBGA!

We just had Enzymes (awesome dude!) on air last night, we feature local producers, DJs, events, and have had international artists in studio for interviews.

Hit us up at for more info!
Wildcard and Peanut Butter and KBGA's Electronic Music Team

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Posted by Matt Freeman on 09/11/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “World's greatest

Promoters need to do some PROMOTING to get people to the show! Just my $.02!
Missoula Music Lover

Posted by Missoula Music Lover on 09/07/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “World's greatest

Ha! Not too much for the paper, Michelle. We didn't have room for both photos in the print paper, but I added the one finger salute photo by Eddie Spaghetti to our online version. Thanks for getting that to us. It's awesome.

Erika Fredrickson

Posted by Erika Fredrickson on 09/05/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “World's greatest

Erica ! Thanks for the great review - but where is the picture with the one finger salute? Too much for the paper? ; )

Thanks so much for your support, talk soon!
Michelle G.

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Posted by Michelle Gutenstein Hinz on 09/05/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Action Bronson

"Very loose pants" is a reference to the 'Hammer-Pants" style of chefs pants. Action used to cook professionally. Get with it.

Posted by ellenripley1000 on 09/04/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Shifting forces

I can only hope management improves. The Nickel Creek concert earlier this month was the WORST concert going experience I've ever had. The only thing the Wilma staff cared about was stopping cellphone videos, even though aisles were completely blocked and there was a crazy amount of smoking going on in an extremely overcrowded theater, which I am pretty sure isn't a model for fire resistance or fire safety. Oh, and that premium price ticket you bought? You want a seat with that? Sucks for you! Most laughable was when anyone bought a bottle of water, they kept the plastic top "so it couldn't be thrown or become a projectile." Really? But you want to walk around with more beer cans than you can carry? No problem.

L McShane

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Posted by mcmcmom on 08/29/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Soul man

That's a good idea, Bob. Here's a Charles Bradley jam that I particularly like:…

Posted by Dan Brooks on 07/28/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Rick Springfield

As the 2 commenters have mentioned above, sounds like you aren't quite up to date on what Rick has been doing. His concerts are filled with such high energy and are so fan friendly, you should try and catch one, he tours almost 100 dates a year. Also, you might want to take a look at a fan documentary that really showcases Rick's amazing connection with his many, many very loyal fans. "An Affair of the Heart" is the title of this awesome film which had its New York City premier in October 2012. It's both heartwarming and funny, it'll make you laugh and cry. The film crew followed Rick for over two years, gathering concert footage as well as interviewing Rick and the featured fans. The film focuses on 7 fans and shows the amazing connection they have with Rick and how he has touched their lives. It shows the 'human' side of Rick and how he loves his fans as much as we love him. Yellow Rick Road Productions did an awesome job filming this incredible documentary...It's a must see for fans and non-fans alike and you will definitely be a fan after watching this film. It's available on BluRay DVD at as well as Amazon...and I guarantee you will LOVE it!!

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Posted by Joanne Suriano on 07/25/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Soul man

It might be useful for these reviews to include links to what the author thinks are representative songs, available on Youtube, Soundcloud, etc.

Posted by capbob on 07/24/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Rick Springfield

I don't think you are quite up to date on Mr. Springfield and his accomplishments as a musician. I just spent the weekend attending two of his shows. He is more impressive now and puts on a much better show than he ever did in the 80s. And I know because I saw him 4 times back then as well.
Also have you really LISTENED to VIO or S4TEOTW? Because frankly they contain some of the best music he's ever written. His fan base (myself included) wouldn't be as strong as it is today if he didn't continually deliver fantastic music. How many other artists have had a core group of followers since the early 70s when he first got here and some from down under who've been fans since the 60s and his days in Zoot? You can't just write off somebody who can keep those people interested and completely entertained all those years (even when he quit to be a stay at home dad we were still there waiting for new music) as not having a hell of a lot of talent. His lyrics have matured along with all of us and his music continually and consistently rocks with the best of them. He has always been one hell of a guitar player and his music showcases that.
Both of his books were NYT bestsellers. Obviously the man can write. Not just song lyrics (for himself and many others) but now books as well.
He deserves so much more credit than he usually gets. There is so much more to him than Jessie's Girl.

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Posted by LovesRick on 07/24/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Rick Springfield

Wow, sounds like you may not have seen him in concert recently. I've seen him twice (for the 1st time) recently and he is such an incredible musician. Truly a complete entertainer, not just someone re-hashing his youth. My husband (not a fan) also was totally impressed by his talent. I think his latest 2 albums, particularly "Venus in Overdrive", is some of the best stuff around. The books were good, a lot of fun, but having seen many, many rocks shows in my (many) decades, he's right up there with the best.

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Posted by Caroline on 07/24/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Pot power

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Posted by Anii Timpson on 07/15/2014 at 7:54 AM

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