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Kevin Orton

Member Since Sunday, 23 February 2014
Last here Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Last post 14 Jul 2019

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Kevin Orton
New York, New York USA
Writer/Actor/Singer Songwriter

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5 Jul 2019

No one knows Tillett over here but a great live album...Outhouse is Blaze at his finest...And agree on Flinch. The guitar sound makes me flinch. But his performance is pretty fab...

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3 Jul 2019

Dunno either! Will check them out...

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8 Jun 2019

Believe it or not, just booked and acting gig for the show Wu Tang: An American Saga. So this article actually helped with my research. Hehehe. Missed the boat on these guys back in the day but guess, better late than never.

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8 Jun 2019

Big fan of Times Fades Away so was wondering if this was extraneous or not. Sounds like, not! Of course this tour turned out to be a miserable experience for Young. You can hear the fatigue, frustration and anger in Time Fades. So will be interesting to hear Neil and the Gators before things turned quite so sour.

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5 Jun 2019

Really interesting and fantastic list! A lot I'm familiar with and a lot of things to check out! Which makes me a very happy music fan indeed. And great to see folks like Mike Cooper, Anne Briggs getting some attention. Not to mention the great Jackie Leven's St. John Field! Thanks for putting this together!

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2 Jun 2019

Thanks! Yeah, I cherish this stuff...

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27 May 2019

Same here Steve! Grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Watched a ton of Hee Haw as a kid. In fact went to school with the son of one of the cast members. And we had stuff like the Johnny Cash and Porter Wagoner shows in syndication. I was obsessed with this stuff as a kid. Left a very deep impression. I grew up with a kid named Deke Dickerson and his mom had this amazing record collection. Did untold damage to us. Hehehe. We were really into this stuff as tots. Deke is now a kick ass rockabilly guitarist with quite a cult following.

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27 May 2019

I can't believe I forgot Marty Robbins!!! I grew up on Gunfighter Ballads! Silly me. Consider it a successful lobby! Will add it without delay!

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26 May 2019

Morrissey has always goaded people for sure... I think a lot of people are trying to make sense of this bullshit from him. And perhaps taking sarcastic lyrics literally is a means of doing that. I've read/ heard interviews from him going back to the 80's and he held the exact opposite views he appears to hold now. He certainly didn't have these views when he fronted the Smiths. But he's changed a lot since then. I basically stopped following him after Your Arsenal. And let's face it, he's always had a fetish for thugs. To be honest, he's never struck me as the most in touch or stable of individuals. If you read his response, it was woefully inadequate and delusional. I suppose he can afford to live in his own fantasy world. Where he can insist he isn't racist and then support a political party that is clearly racist. You see the same in the Trump supporters I know. Its delusional thinking 101. Others, who are victimized by such movements don't have that luxury.

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26 May 2019

Yes, I think his support of the For Britain Movement is reprehensible. But I don't think its always been there. Bengali In Platforms is about prejudice. That's pretty apparent from the lyrics which have a ton of sarcasm. Its about how West does not allow immigrants to assimilate. Prejudice has always been a theme in his music. National Front Disco was also a scathing rip on a far right movement as well. "England For the English?" That was clearly sarcasm. A lot people seem to forget that. Including Morrissey. His support of FBM appears genuine, and it sure as hell does not endear me to him. When I saw him live, I went because a friend was really torn up about seeing him. I went for my friend, not Morrissey. And damn, it was a good show. Which is why all this For Britain shit is so goddamn disappointing.

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