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sluggo commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the Compilation Album All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman'
"oddly enuff one of my favourite songs came from a  sort of throw away disc that was released[ probably  nefariously ]after the allmans became a success. The song in question is God Rest his Soul, it just stays in my mind because of the the…"
May 6
sluggo replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'When Would You Like to Have Been A Fly On The Wall......'
"I wish i could go back in time to new orleans and just take in some of those Cosimo Matassa sessions ."
Jan 24
sluggo replied to Albert's discussion 'Whose Legacy Will Endure - Dylan or Mitchell?'
"I can hardly stop laughing. we love ya bobby."
Jan 10
sluggo commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Rick Danko's 70th Birthday: A Voice for the Ages'
"the biggest musical disappointment of my life is that there can never be a real Band reunion. I don`t know if todays audience realizes just how important these guys were, i can only hope so. Their recorded legacy  plays on at my house…"
Jan 4
sluggo commented on Aaron Keeler's group 'The Sadies!'
"well..i said it before and i`ll say it again there`s a lot of untapped talent up here in canuckada  ..4/5ths of the band and now these boys whose musical insight  is loaded for bear...god bless `em...they play some of the tiniest venues…"
Oct 15, 2013
sluggo joined Aaron Keeler's group

The Sadies!

Group for discussions of the rockingest, spookiest, trippyest band to ever tap into the sound and spirit of the old, weird AmericaSee More
Oct 15, 2013
sluggo commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of 'The Band Live at the Academy of Music 1971''
"I just noticed the contest caveat about shipping to U.S. only.  hey, I`ll pay the shipping to Canada if I win ."
Sep 18, 2013
sluggo commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of 'The Band Live at the Academy of Music 1971''
"you know, contest aside, this  blog has only been up just over one day and there are already 15 pages of comments. That pretty well tells us how beloved the Band is."
Sep 18, 2013
sluggo commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of 'The Band Live at the Academy of Music 1971''
"well..lemme see here...god i love the band, i loved the hawks and the crackers and saw them all..ronnie and the boys used to play teen dances at our local union hall saturday after noons...there was also a big wooden floor dance hall pavilion on the…"
Sep 17, 2013
sluggo commented on David McPherson's blog post 'Concert Review: Hogtown goes hogwild over Ray Wylie Hubbard'
"I was there, it was great. Told Ray after, actually just thanked him for a very entertaining evening, and you know, he`s funnier than a lot of comedians whose job it is to be funny. what a pro. "
May 31, 2013
sluggo commented on Henry carrigan's blog post 'Alvin Lee Goes Home'
"my favourite  lp Undead  turned up on cd a few years ago with more bonus tracks than original.I play it all the time because  it was my initial exposure to Alvin, pre Woodstock  and  it gave a much clearer picture of his…"
Mar 8, 2013
sluggo commented on Skot Nelson's blog post 'Stompin' Tom Connors: 1936 - 2013'
" R.I.P Tom, State funerals in Canada are basically  reserved for high ranking politicians and  approved Canadians who were responsible for bringing Canadians together . I can`t think of any politican who made me feel as warm in my…"
Mar 8, 2013
sluggo commented on Terry Roland's blog post 'Remembering Richard Manuel: Just Outside the Spotlight'
"the first time I saw the guys they were the Hawks backing up Ronnie Hawkins, playing teen dances at our local union hall.. a few years later they were headling as the Band ..THE BAND. My biggest disappointment in music is the sad fact there could…"
Mar 8, 2013
sluggo replied to Terry Foldenauer's discussion '5 Most Overrated Bands or Singers'
"overrated ? I`m a bit perplexed at what really seems to pass for music  anymore at least to the masses. It seems to me there is more emphasis on dancing and strutting and gyrating and , voice enhancements and techno beats  than actual…"
Feb 12, 2013
sluggo commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'the allman brothers and life of pie'
Feb 1, 2013
sluggo commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of 'Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock''
"who won?"
Jan 16, 2013

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At 6:52am on March 8, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Sluggo,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments on a few blog posts here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

- Lucca at No Depression

At 3:47pm on February 24, 2011, Lwood said…
I'm about your age, so it's from an older point of view...I was lucky enough to be raised without bias, racism, etc, so I never thought of The Band as being anything but a band, and one hell of one...I don't get the whole hate thing of Robbie, I kind of understand, but that's somebody else's fight, not mine.  They are a sum of their parts creating music, my fav's were Richard, Garth and Rick Danko (from whom I have an autographed Pic from a show before he passed).  I thought they were the heart and soul of the group, not that Levon and Robbie were slouches, but they just seemed to get it more than the other two...anyway, out of time right now, I'll catch up with you later, Hank
At 4:41pm on February 22, 2011, Chuck Mottern said…
Sluggo,  it's just my opinion.  But when I listen to The Band, Levon's voice is the thing that feels legitimately country about it.   The Band worked all together as a unit and wrote some of the best songs in their era, and they were fabulous musicians.  But to my ear, if Levon's southern twanged voice wasn't in the mix, it wouldn't have been the same.  For me when I was young, my Dad listened to country and I listened to rock and The Band was a group that bridged that gap for me.   So yes, in my mind, Levon was and is who I think of first when someone mentions The Band.   I hope that is okay with you.  Please let me know if my opinion is not acceptable.  Thanks.
At 1:49pm on November 20, 2010, Barry Garneau said…
Hey Sluggo,

I have a Haitian long time friend and brother here and besides writing up stuff for an upcoming screenplay from notes I'm taking from a book, I turned him onto my latest episode from the Playing for Change people. You hip to them? If not I will fix you right up. It is top flight music and musicians, often roots music, from all over the world sometimes woven into the same cut by ingenious use of sound recording and video recording devices and time and passion by some great people. The purpose is to stop war and racism in the world through music and any money raised goes for music schools for children in the third world countries. If you already know about them, let's talk. If not, let's talk. Also do you listen to WWOZ 90.7fm from New Orleans, run on public funding and the whole thing done by volunteers and all about New Orleans. Music goes 24/7 of every conceivable variety from the Crescent City and the bayous and beyond. Caution: it'll make you instantly hungry for a po'boy. Thanks for the invite.
At 3:01pm on November 18, 2010, Barry Garneau said…
Hey Sluggo, thanks for the invite. I just posted something there you might be interested in. Meanwhile I'm looking up Oshawa Ontario Canada on the map to see proximity to Underhill Center VT where I was raised til five. Not sure how to invite you my way. It's surprising how difficult the easiest and clearest instructions can be when you're brain cloudy.
At 5:58am on June 30, 2010, The Muckrakes said…
Thanks for the comment and the add Sluggo. Yeah, we're looking forward to having some art by Sandy so everyone can take a look. We will post it when it's time to be released...maybe within a month. We're looking forward to letting everyone hear the new CD---may even give away a few copies to those on (like we did with our first EP). Stay in touch and thanks for the support.
At 2:10pm on January 12, 2010, Jefferson Ross said…
I'm sorry, Sluggo. What do you mean?
At 10:08am on May 27, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Sluggo - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!


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