Stephen A. Vinson
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Stephen A. Vinson replied to Gary Schwind's discussion 'Favorite "off-the-beaten-path" singer-songwriters'
"Is Darden Smith still playing gigs? I saw him dozens of time back in my Austin days-- always enjoyable.   And what happened to his old pal, Elliot Rogers. I saw him in a pure blue grass band some years ago at Chamizal, here in El Paso. Last…"
Nov 15, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson commented on First Spin's blog post 'Exclusive ND First Spin: Nels Andrews - 'Scrimshaw''
"This is some mucho good stuff. Still listenin'!"
Oct 31, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'Who Cares if Taylor Swift is a Feminist?'
"Sure, a blog is a blog, and as long as it relates, more or less, to country music, I say, "Write on." RE Taylor Swift, specifically: She is mainstream country, and I don't listen to mainstream country. Haven't for fifty years,…"
Oct 31, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Joanne Hurley's discussion 'Musical Influences and the Journey to Discovery'
"This is an almost impossible thread to unravel: My dad used to strum on an old guitar and sing Hank Williams and Roy Acuff songs. By the time I turned twelve,  I was too  "cool" to admit liking any of that stuff, but how…"
Oct 19, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'Why Kathleen Edwards and I Should be Best Friends'
"Gotta be a "chick thang"-- give the lady a break, here, por favor!"
Sep 7, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Derek's discussion 'Great Musician, Terrible Person'
"From personal experience, I would nominate Linda Ronstadt.  I caught her at an outdoor festival  in San Antonio. She stopped singing and went on and on about people taking pictures with their Kodaks (remember those?) and copyrights,…"
Jul 3, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Derek's discussion 'Great Musician, Terrible Person'
"I don't know about that. Listening to John Lydon's collaborations with Vai on PIL's "Album" makes me realize that his whiney, pleading wail is the perfect foil for crescendos of power chords impersonating melody."
Jul 3, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Brian Morris's discussion 'Most Underrated and Most Overrrated Artist or Band of the Past 25 Years'
"Not to really criticize, but maybe you are just a "seconds of pleasure" kinda guy; some of the artists you don't like produced great longplay albums. Also, overated and successful are not necessarily the same thing."
Jun 19, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Brian Morris's discussion 'Who Are The Masters of Melody?'
"Amen."
Jun 18, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Charlie Mills's discussion 'Bob Dylan or Neil Young? Please explain your answer.'
"RE your closing remark: I did not mean that a songwriter does not spend time "creating his work." I meant that a poet and a songwriter are perfecting different things. A poet is looking at poetics-- rhyme, m eter, form-- or the…"
Jun 18, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Brian Morris's discussion 'Who Are The Masters of Melody?'
"I was listening to an old mix on my ipod classic when I heard a song from someone who really needs mention here, and, probably, more respect in in general: John Denver."
Jun 10, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Jeff Newport's discussion 'Share Your Favorite Playlist'
"Playlists are for the purpose of matching a particular mood. Sometimes I am not even sure what to call it-- the mood or the list. Here's a short playlist, in progress, that I just call "Those Songs" : About…"
Jun 8, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Charlie Mills's discussion 'Bob Dylan or Neil Young? Please explain your answer.'
"Thanks. I was thinking about a long, parsing analysis but you beat me to it, and you did a great job, so my reply is reduced to this:   I read that Steve Jobs wanted a definitive set of ALL of Dylan's recorded songs published but he…"
Jun 1, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson replied to Brian Morris's discussion 'Best Rhythm Section of All-Time'
"Original Rollinfg Stones lineup-- Watts, Wynum, Richards--- NO CONTEST!"
Jun 1, 2012
Stephen A. Vinson commented on Jeff Giddens's group 'Texas based ND readers'
"Re the Steve Earle does Townes discussion: Are you kidding me? The guy knew Townes well, even named his son after him, and he can't cover him without people drawing comparisons? No, cover isn't the word; it's tribute, respectful and…"
Apr 13, 2012
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At 11:46am on March 23, 2012, Victoria Woodworth said…

Hey Steven, I  love what you just said about Lyle Lovett. i totally 100% agree with you, and i don't even know the guy (really jealous!) :)

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