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Comment Archives: stories: Arts

Re: “Agents of change

Thanks, Greg. We made the correction.

Posted by Erika Fredrickson on 08/19/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Minor threats

Little know fact: Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson's nephew just graduated from the U of Montana.

Posted by MT Clarity on 08/19/2016 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Agents of change

FYI - Absolute Loser isn't a Sub Pop release - it's from Easy Sound Recording Company.

Posted by Greg Martin on 08/18/2016 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Out there

Hi there, it's Smoke Signal publisher Gabe Fowler. Thanks for the nice article. Allow me to comment a bit, since nobody contacted me for this piece. First of all, I absolutely love Jay Rummel's work and am honored to be able to print it and possibly expose it to a larger audience. It is somewhat inaccurate to say I discovered Rummel's great work through "online shopping". An artist friend from Missoula introduced me to his work, which I quickly learned was almost completely unknown outside of Montana. I approached Barbara Koostra at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in an effort to learn more, and she directed me to Dana Gallery in Missoula. The gallery was either unable or unwilling to help me obtain Rummel work for print, but they told me he had no heirs. By this point I was fully obsessed with printing Rummel's work alongside contemporary cartoonists in Smoke Signal, so I searched high and low until I found Mr. McIlmay, who was attempting to sell Rummel work on craigslist. I'm very thankful for his help in making this project happen. I will also say that I've never spent even remotely this amount of money producing an issue of Smoke Signal and I'm completely broke now! But it was worth it as an editor to help people encounter this great work. Thanks for your time.

Posted by Gabe Fowler on 08/16/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Own worst enemy

Let me be the first to say, this article IS...LIT

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Posted by I Who Shall Not Be Named! on 08/04/2016 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Bettering America

Love reading you as much as ever.

Posted by Janet Abbey on 07/21/2016 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Lines disappear

Great writeup! They will also be performing with Snailmate (from AZ), Wormwood, Krillhead and Mr. Soap at the Real Lounge on Monday the 11th

Posted by Taylor McAnally on 07/07/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Team America

The headline is misleading as this article is not about Team America: World Police.

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Posted by Anonymous on 06/30/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “America bound

What a thoughtful review. I'm happy to see it in The Independent. This is an important novel for Missoulians to read and discuss.

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Posted by Julie Stevenson on 06/30/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Synchronicity

Yay! They are absolutely my favorite local band, I'm glad they are getting some recognition for all their hard work!

6 months ago, Bry played a show the day after she broke her ankle (with only ibuprofen for the pain) because she hates to cancel when people count on her. She loves her band mates, and she cries at almost every practice, especially when they sing with her.

When Kyle first joined, he learned 12 songs in a week so they wouldn't have to play a show without a bassist. He's a decade younger than everyone else in the band, but his youthful exuberance makes up for his relative lack of experience.

Gavin's only been with the band a few months, but he's transformed the way they think about their music. His years of more formal training means he can help put words to the techniques and sounds that the others can play but sometimes struggle to explain.

Brady is the drummer of the band both literally and metaphorically. He is steady, reliable, and supportive. He and Bry are the two founding members that still play with the band, and I can't imagine them not playing together. Brady helps make merch for the band, knitting hats and making pins. He's a good band dad.

I'm dating/related to half of the band, so I get to be the head of their fan club.

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Posted by Katrina Campbell on 06/23/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Synchronicity

great band! they will also be at the Palace on the 30th for June Cavalcade

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Posted by Taylor McAnally on 06/23/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Grand style

You need to listen to him if you haven't! Dan said it right when he said OT has heart. Proud to have him representing Montana!

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Posted by Amanda 1 on 06/09/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Animal people

For anyone who'd like to explore this topic further, you can find answers to questions at the Nonhuman Rights Project's the Q&A page:…

Posted by Other Nations on 06/09/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The Bridge

It seems this reviewer has a chip on his shoulder or something.

Posted by stamos77 on 06/08/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Tight Texicans

These band of brothers share not only their musical blood, but that of true brotherly love & respect for each other. They often will acknowledge their fans from the stage, especially laOnda, their close fan club, of which I am proud to say I am a ten year member of. Their music is a mix of unique, heartfelt & dynamic lyrics combined with their musical talent in both their instruments & soulful voices that have each known deep pain in their lives as well as happy times...all reflected in their Texican lyrics. If you haven't been lucky (or smart) enough to go see them perform live, trust me you will not be disappointed!!! I've only seen them 106 times (much fewer than many !) in 19 states, but am eagerly awaiting their much overdue trip back to New England. Sadly, and understandably, they had to cancel last year, because of the sudden death of their beloved Mom. It'll be 15 months since I've seen them, but I know I'll be right there singing every word quietly to myself, snapping pictures when I know that special pose is just about there, with my laOnda Sistas I have come to be so close to and love! I'll be in my musical Heaven and be so grateful that I have these three incredibly talented brothers to thank for making all this s very special healing part of my life! Yes they are worth seeing for sure!!!

Posted by Debbie Hughes Johnson on 06/04/2016 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Love of the game

I love you too joey, and I love you too Larry. I'd like to go out fishing, or even just BBQ up at the house with you any time big guy!!
-Myk Miller

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Posted by MykMiller on 05/26/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Playful excess

Very funny!

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Posted by Irratated citizen on 05/26/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Love of the game

This is a beautiful article. Joey was a pure hearted gift to many many people. I will miss him, his sideburns and that smile till the end. What a great crowd of friends he drew in from around the world. Thank you to his family and the wilma for a righteous sendoff.

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Posted by Amberlina Kurzenbaum on 05/26/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Love of the game

I will always love you Joey. I wont forget you. Your life will not be in vain. You changed the world. I'm positive I can speak this for our family. -Larry

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Posted by LJ Connell on 05/26/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Love of the game

I will always love you Joey. I wont forget you. Your life will not be in vain. You changed the world. I'm positive I can speak this for our family. -Larry

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Posted by LJ Connell on 05/26/2016 at 12:58 PM

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