my question would be why music reviews in the Weekly (both LA and OC versions) have to come across as so much 'better than thou'?** i don't know . . . didn't get that from these . . .just my silly ol' opinion, though. normally, i like reading music reviews, as a resource to check out new stuff. with the OC weekly specifically, however, i've becomed so disgusted, i've stopped reading 'em.i will go on record as saying that OC Weekly's Buddy Seigal is a big ol' a-hole, worthy of the Wynton Marsallis award if anybody is...** don't have a clue about him.Of all the reviews, the LA Weekly one stands out as someone who's trying to talk as much about themselves as the band they are reviewing, painting their narrow interpretation with childlike glee...artful representation of the cosmic vomit.** well first off, he's trying (so you can decide if he gets points for that). second off, i think that what he means is that the band has something of catharsis about it (i've had more than a few people say this after performances). to me this is actually about how the music hits him. contrast it with a pre-"review" of a gig that someone wrote that basically talked about a private conversation with one of the guys in the band about a crush said musician had on another crit's wife - - whom he had dated pre-marriage (something told in *confidence*). the music or other players were *never* mentioned . . . never. to me the weekly thing is damn near descriptive in comparison. i admit to feeling a little put off by it on first reading and then got the gist of it one second reading . . . i bounced it off of one of the other guys in l. stinkbug and he thought it was a very apt description of the emotional nature of our performances (cd is live stuff).so . . . to each his own, but a different viewpoint on it,stig
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