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From a former DJ/ Asst. Public Affairs Director   

Posted by Billy_Shears - Feb 10, 2014 - 12:01pm
Having spent the better part of my life in the Seattle area, I've grown to love the musical diversity this city's artists have offered the world, in music and influence. From the Sonics, The Floating Bridge, The Daily Flash, and many other 60's bands to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Posies, YFF, The Squirrels, The U-Men, Mudhoney, and so many more, this city has never ceased to amaze me. You could go to Wikipedia and look up Seattle Bands, but for me the listing isn't accurate on many fronts. For instance, Nirvana is not a band from Seattle, but from Aberdeen, WA. Without going into detail of all the origins of all the bands due to the lengthy list, I would suggest to anyone else interested in the Seattle sound(s) to check the Wikipedia list to Youtube, and see/experience what's out there. If I had to pick my current favorite band from Seattle, it would have to be a mostly unknown band called Manooghi Hi. I hope these guys/gals hit the big time - they deserve it! BTW: Grunge was dead (here) long before it became a national obsession. Long live rock!
8 comments on this journal entry.
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VV Avatar

Posted: Mar 3, 2014 - 10:50am

...loved your work with St. Peppers btw!

What Day Is This?
helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Hi Billy!  C'mon in and set a spell!  Nice to meetcha! {#Good-vibes}

I eat pints
ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 3:39pm

Technique is the decisive factor.

Everybody's got to have a dream to help them make it down the stream
dave_porter Avatar

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:59am

Well in that case - welcome   And...

Come in here dear boy - have a cigar. You're going to go far... {#Cowboy}

Billy_Shears Avatar

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 4:56pm

I didn't realize that I was ranting about any one particular band, or style for that  matter, and maybe I should have just said that I'm currently enjoying a CD from an unknown band. I'm not here to  'promote', but simply to help educate those around that they 'might' enjoy something I do from my part of the world. I've been listening to RP for about 3 years, and just never bothered to sign up/in, because I just knew someone would come along and tell me the ins/outs - it's a given with just about anything anymore having to do with being on line. Seems a guy can't even post a thought anymore without being told his thoughts are questionable, or heaven forbid, myself or anyone else for that matter might have an ulterior motive.
I used  to live for music, now it's just background stuff, ambient noise that helps get me through the day. It's one of the reasons I enjoy listening to RP. Non-stop, 24/7, no commercials... Another reason I listen to RP is because I found that I love the diversity in the music, just like I love the diversity of music in my part of the world on any given night. That said, I'm sorry if I broke a rule or whatever. I didn't realized that I had to be a troll on this site first, before a thought wouldn't be subjected to criticism.
Everybody's got to have a dream to help them make it down the stream
dave_porter Avatar

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 1:23pm

OV's right - folks who suddenly show up raving about a band tend to be viewed with suspicion here - there's history of "street teams", shills and more trying to abuse the openness provided by the folks who run this place. {#Doh}

If you settle in for a bit first, get the feel of the place, rate stuff and maybe drop comments on a few songs, perhaps even contribute to the forums - who knows, you might get to like it. And you'd be less likely to be treated like a doorstepping evangelist trying to spread the word when we'd rather be sitting back listening to the music {#Music}

meower Avatar

Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 1:13pm

ab origine
oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 12:34pm

Is this your one and only opinion? {#Biggrin}