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Blistering Dallas Observer music review

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    On a Jason Aldean/Florida Georgia Line concert:

    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2014/10/jason_aldean_florida_georgia_line_gexa_energy_pavilion_review.php

    Starts with this (and remember, this is Dallas):

    And then escalates:

     
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I am now completely in love with Lindi Ortega.
     
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Be careful what you wish for, dumbass.

    I know it's the raucously hip alternative press,
    but you still have to draw the line somewhere.
     
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It opens a good debate: Is being right here a defense?
     
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Nothing to do with the debate, but there's good stuff in the comments:


    "I am Watermelon Slim, a retired trucker and sawmiller. www.watermelonslim.com is my music site. I have two country CDs you'll like, because they're "old country," plus a bunch more, AND it's all my own.

    That grave you're talking about was dug and filled years ago, but the celebrity-making and formula-following processes have undergone great strides in efficiency.

    Of COURSE the fans give no thought to whether the performers are farmers, or truckers, or anything that might give the music some VALIDITY. Them ol' boys 'n girls are jus' partyin' raht on down with that cheap beer. "Youbetcha, dog! Farmers!? Whutnthehell give you THAT idea, dude?"

    Hey, at least they were no fights, right?"

    Followed by the moderator:

    "@bluedemocrat normally we'd delete posts advertising things, but the name Watermelon Slim is so good that I'm going to let this one slide. More power to you, Mr. Watermelon."
     
  6. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Member

    I think anybody reading this knows the writer is speaking in extreme hyperbole (and it's a freaking music review). But if a person wants to say that they'd rather have a life-threatening disease than listen to certain bands, I don't see why anybody should stop them.
     
  7. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm insensitive from years in the newspaper biz, but that review is exactly what you look for in an "alternative" paper. Over the top, looking to piss off and entertain with extreme examples. I loved it.

    This was my favorite line:

     
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't that be "Mr. Slim?" Damn alternative press playing fast-and-loose with grammar.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    God, that's a great line.

    I wouldn't go to the well with it again, this only works if it's really the worst concert she has ever seen and will ever see, but I like it.
     
  10. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This. Bingo.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure that Dwight Yoakam or Waylon Jennings ever herded a cow in their lives. Both of them are fucking awesome.

    Jason Aldean doesn't suck because he never herded a cow. He sucks because he sucks.
     
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Dick, have you listening to Strugill Simpson, btw? He's effing great.
     
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