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  • in reply to: BLOODY VALENTINE #529701

    Sandersen
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    If for some reason you feel the need to bring a cheery, joyful countenance to the front door, let me make it clear that your jolliness is not welcome. A scowl, frown, grimace or even flat out sobbing is preferable and might even get you free admission if you are miserable enough.

    But, REMEMBER. HAVE FUN!!!

    in reply to: Love Culture! #461416

    Sandersen
    Member

    Thanks to Chris Burney from Dead Indians for this flyer

    in reply to: Whats Cleveland's deal? #452576

    Sandersen
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    Neil Jaye said:
    My buddy from LA literally called his buddies back home for a club to tell them to visit Columbus for the girls and bars.

    Really? Are you sure buddy doesn’t really live in Anaheim? Cos of all the things that suck about LA the girls and the bars are definitely not some of those things.

    in reply to: Whats Cleveland's deal? #452556

    Sandersen
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    Silver Bezel said:
    boston is by far the rudest city i’ve been to in the US…..NYC doesn’t even compare. Bostonians are just bitter pricks with a chip on their shoulder for no apparent reason. It’s a shame too, as I love history and all that Boston has to offer in that regard. But thats all cancelled out by what shitbags its inhabitants are.

    Hm. As someone who grew up in Cambridge, Boston excuse me for pointing out that you clearly don’t know what the fuck you are talking about.

    It also sounds like you have quite the chip yourself resting on your shoulders….is this some sort of overcompensation for being ashamed you live in Columbus?

    in reply to: ‘Bath salts’ are growing drug problem #424147

    Sandersen
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    joev said:
    It’s really sad that people think they need to get high.

    I know this was from five months ago but….really? Come on man.

    in reply to: 3/26 The Yes Way, Love Culture, Burglar, New City Gypsy #434557

    Sandersen
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    Live video of Love Culture:

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    Music video “Ocarina”

    Again, we go on RIGHT at 9. We’d love to see you there.

    in reply to: Ever thought about giving up Soap & Shampoo Forever? #422212

    Sandersen
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    Rockmastermike wrote >>
    The chloride concentration in the water (a few parts per million) is not enough to kill anything except INSIDE THE PIPES where the bacteria is in contact with unaerated water for long periods of time.
    Proper hand washing with soap is one of the major factors that has dramatically reduced infection rates and increased lifespans in every part of the world where it has become common.
    Overuse of soap can dry out your skin, underusing soap can encourage transmission of a number of illnesses.
    I think I’ll take my chances with dry skin, thanks.

    Amen.

    in reply to: The Biggest / Most Successful Bands / Musicians from Columbus? #391264

    Sandersen
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    Well I think we can all agree that of all the bands listed Attack! Attack! will have the most longevity.

    in reply to: What’s up with Comfest this year #374901

    Sandersen
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    Coach Rich wrote >>

    TaraK wrote >>
    From my one, measly Comfest experience, “booze” didn’t seem to be the substance that these changes would most affect. Am I wrong?

    Hard to tell. I suppose it largely depends upon what type of results the police are going after. If they simply are trying to drive up their number of arrests, then yes, this would be a great area to target. However, if they are looking to stop the people who are being a nuisance to others and potentially dangerous, their efforts are best suited elsewhere than hassling those quietly sharing a joint.
    But I have to say that my Comfest experiences over the years are almost completely devoid of trouble makers and dangerous people. More than I can say for other events such as Red White and Boom.
    But this brings up a more important issue. Yes, someone died last year at Comfest. But people die at festivals every year without the type of media and public attention that Comfest’s incident drew last year. Why is this? I think largely this is because of Comfest’s origins and structure. Despite the muggings, theft, gangs, and even the occasional murder that happens at Red White And Boom, the message of this event is much different. Red White and Boom is all about “Go America, hooray status quo, three cheers for the establishment, let’s hear it for capitalism, Ohio is the best state ever, and even go Bucks!” Comfest, not so much. They have a very different message. When your message is largely antiestablishment, a push back from the establishment has to be expected. Not just from the establishment, but from those entrenched in it. This is further compounded by the fact that Comfest isn’t aligned with any type of corporation or governmental body. This is actually two strikes against them. It should serve as no secret that the powers which be don’t like examples of people doing things without them. Plus, if no corporation is making a buck or politician getting votes because of this festival, there is no one to give it any cover like other for profit or government sanctioned events have.

    Yes yes and yes.

    in reply to: Being Midwestern Nice #362861

    Sandersen
    Member

    I don’t buy this one bit. When I see someone being an asshole, the problem is not with me or my alleged insecurities. It’s with the asshole. I and ever other person who hasn’t been raised by wolves is qualified to make this distinction.

    It doesn’t matter if you don’t buy it because you’re not a legitimate source to be making that claim.

    Think about it this way: let’s say someone holds the exact same opinion you do about pointing out assholes…..but they think that you’re an asshole. Would you give them authority to make that declaration?

    You wouldn’t. That’s why people who hold the opinion you do generally tend to prefer the company of like-minded people (i.e. “The Midwest”), because it’s not just you making the judgment call, it’s you and all your friends.

    And for the record I’m not saying that you are a groupthinker etc. I’m just pointing out that your argument is kind of flawed.

    in reply to: Being Midwestern Nice #362839

    Sandersen
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    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Sandersen wrote
    There is a “prove yourself,” or maybe more appropriately, a “prove you’re not an asshole” theme amongst a lot of people here that may seem like a noble, no-bullshit approach, but really (I think) lies in a basic insecurity and just downright willful general ignorance.

    The Midwestern temperament doesn’t have a lower tolerance for arrogance/assholery, it has a lower threshold for making that determination.
    A.

    That’s a great clarification. To assume that anyone is arrogant, an asshole, or both, requires an inherent belief that you yourself are not any of those things (for the most part, apart from the Gordon Gecko crowd). And if the Midwest as a general body believes that they have an excellent bullshit detector they can deploy on any victim they deem an asshole…it begs the question: What fucking basis does the Midwest (or anyone) have to claim divining status like that?

    I’m not necessarily saying the Midwest is like that….but the idea of a collective group of people having a superior sense of reality about them is basically the equivalent of a bunch of scared, insecure people all together agreeing to stare at the ground and collectively ridicule anyone who tells them there is a sky.

    in reply to: Being Midwestern Nice #362832

    Sandersen
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    catnfiddle wrote >>
    Having been in Columbus for five years after decades in Philly, I have to say it sucks a LOT LESS here (although I do miss living within three blocks of a train stop…).

    Truer words were never spoken. Every time I get down on Columbus I just think about how much worse it would be to live in Philly.

    Here is a not-so-amusing link. One more feather in Philadelphia’s cap

    As far as the midwest holding any more overt civility than most places….I don’t see it. Insularity breeds familiarity but it also breeds contempt, and as several people have pointed out the midwest is extremely insular.

    There is a “prove yourself,” or maybe more appropriately, a “prove you’re not an asshole” theme amongst a lot of people here that may seem like a noble, no-bullshit approach, but really (I think) lies in a basic insecurity and just downright willful general ignorance.

    Columbus is a very comfortable and enjoyable (in the spring/summer) place to live, and I think that makes its residents a bit more protective and suspicious of anyone who they deem an outsider. People are comfortable where they are so why would they want anything to change?

    in reply to: Comfest 2010 Cancellation Rumors #353983

    Sandersen
    Member

    Sandersen wrote >>

    Snarf wrote >>
    Drinking PBR cans, blazing kind, space cakes and corndogs and people watching at Comfest is FAR AND AWAY better than any “music” I’ve seen at Comfest.

    Haha. He put “music” in quotations….what a slam. Oh man.
    Good job.

    And way to insult over 100 local bands in one fell swoop.

    None of whom you’ve probably ever seen or remember the names of.

    in reply to: Comfest 2010 Cancellation Rumors #353979

    Sandersen
    Member

    Snarf wrote >>
    Drinking PBR cans, blazing kind, space cakes and corndogs and people watching at Comfest is FAR AND AWAY better than any “music” I’ve seen at Comfest.

    Haha. He put “music” in quotations….what a slam. Oh man.

    Good job.

    in reply to: Comfest 2010 Cancellation Rumors #353966

    Sandersen
    Member

    I think it’s really interesting that of all the tents it’s Offramp that is getting talks about being shut down. The best music (by faaaaar) and the best crowd is at Offramp.

    Is this a sign of who’s actually running things now? If Offramp (well, more specifically the type of music that is typically featured at Offramp)is shut down it’ll definitely limit the amount of time I and alot of other people will spend at Comfest. But maybe that’s what they had in mind.

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