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Re: “'CL' Music Issue 2017

We're super happy to have you back, Mindy. And check out our archives from January, when we began our local-only coverage of music, arts and more. We've covered a lot of ground already but have much more ground to cover. And we're looking forward to every minute of it.

Posted by Mark Kemp (CL editor) on 07/25/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Soft center

Ha! Thanks for the catch.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 07/25/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Soft center

Is Gerald Butler related to Gerard?

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Posted by Wil on 07/24/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Dunkirk: The art of war

Its not a comfortable movie to watch.

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Posted by ack on 07/23/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “200 Hours YTTC

Meera's yoga teachings come from their heart, knowledge and experience. Her yoga nidra session was very intense but she was always there to support me during the journey of my previous life. She is highly qualified and mixes a wide range of techniques from different counselling methods for her sessions . It has been inspiring to have her as a teacher and I hope to meet her again in the future to be able to learn more from her. Thank you so much.

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Posted by Raj Mistrey on 07/21/2017 at 11:08 PM

Re: “'CL' Music Issue 2017

Today I randomly picked up a Creative Loafing and read Mark Kemp's Editor's Note in this week's issue. I just want to say a big THANK YOU for your musical coverage turn around. I stopped reading Creative Loafing several years ago specifically because the local coverage had dropped off dramatically. The music scene is truly vibrant here in Charlotte and I am ridiculously excited to hear about the plans you and the Creative Loafing staff have for your future music scene coverage. I used to be a dedicated Creative Loafing reader and I'm looking forward to becoming one again.

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Posted by Mindy Barker on 07/21/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan - 20 years later

I was, also, at the 7/7/90 concert in Holmdel. I was lucky enough to first sit in the lighting booth with Eddie, the lighting guy, and his girl Laura, who was my friend. I was also on his bus that afternoon and got to meet him as I was exiting his bus. Then, after he was finished playing, Eddie, Laura and I walked across the stage to sit stage right for Joe...I just sat down on the black stage luggages when the bandshell fell! I had just walked under it! The concert went on but SRV was freaking backstage! About halfway through Joe's stint, SRV came over to Eddie, Laura and me to discuss the damage with Eddie. He had calmed down by then and stayed with us until Joe was finished......memory of a lifetime!

Posted by Ruth B. on 07/19/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Greg Olsen's Contract Demands Bring Up a Disturbing Comparison

"Fan reaction fell heavily on the side of the Panthers."
"Among Panthers fans, Olsen's comments inspired indifference."

Without sourcing these two statements, they're nothing but stupid talk out of your ass.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/18/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Oba Amitabha Is Taking Charlotte Nightlife To New Places

Dope article. Good stuff

Posted by Damu Winston on 07/18/2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “The night Dickey Betts broke my guitar

Dear god I hope this is strictly satirical otherwise it is nothing more than sheer rock-and-roll blaspheme. Most guys would chop off their left nut to have THE Dickey Betts play their axe. Shit, I wouldn't care what he did with it, just to meet that man let alone watch him play your own instrument would be an absolute honor. Stick to your eye-liner, glam-rock garbage if you can't appreciate one of the greatest guitarists going, belonging to, in Bill Graham's words, "the greatest rock and roll band in the world"

Posted by MarZ on 07/16/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Older men, younger boys

The reality is that the young man is 18. He is no longer a child. Before our modern society, girls were mothers at 16. Don't blame biology for your psychological shortcomings. However, with that said, we live in a society that we have collectively and organically created and accepted. As well as parents desiring to keep their offspring under their wings a bit longer than our furthest ancestors. Therefore, certain modalities and standards become higher priorities to uphold, which agreeably force certain conditions in nature to be sacrificed. At the same wrong to chastise or demoralize behaviors that have been imbedded in our DNA for hundreds of thousands of years. Have a much better understanding of where to draw the line and how to deal with situations that cross it without resorting to limited knowledge and emotional reactions.

Posted by Conner Z on 07/15/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Cultural Continuity is Essential

You've got your multi-million-dollar transit boondoggles mixed up. South End had the trolley, not the streetcar.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/13/2017 at 10:02 PM


Their website at Pawtique is actually

Posted by Carolina Fish Market on 07/12/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Shouldn't someone who writes for a paycheck know the difference between LESS/LEAST (amount) and FEWER/FEWEST (quantity)? Ms. Jionde makes the mistake at least twice. Here, let me provide the proofreading:

"FEWER" hospitals in rural areas.

"the schools with the FEWEST resources and opportunities."

Also, "bussed" means "kissed". The word you're looking for is "bused".

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/12/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

I look forward to more lessons on oppression bullshit from this new ...contributor. Lets see, complain about obesity and lack of healthy food, yet turn around and praise 5$ junk food. I expect nothing less from someone who can't distinguish a left turn from a u-turn. And of course blame Trump because, Trump. CL hope you can find contributors who have something to offer, other than the usual angry,"victims" who need to tell everyone how racist they and pretty much everything in the world is towards black people.

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Posted by cl reader on 07/12/2017 at 9:15 AM

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Posted by uncle92 on 07/08/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Charlotte is a fantastic and vibrant City I'm just not sure that someone that's 23 years old and can't pass a driver's test is really ready to live in the city of Charlotte maybe you should move somewhere where you don't have to drive. And that's my only comment about your column everything else you said was useless banter .

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Posted by Jim Freeman on 07/08/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

This paints a very accurate picture of how TVCs are treated in the CLT, RDU and ATL markets. I was a TVC in the Raleigh market and things were/are just as toxic. And here's a newsflash...I'm not an millennial! I never felt entitled, but I did expect to be respected and treated like a human. I moved my family across the country to take this job (on my own dime), and I couldn't take it anymore after six months. After constantly being analyzed, criticized and scrutinized by my narcissistic, sociopathic boss, who has no business being in the cable industry, enough was enough. I could see the writing on the wall, and got out.

I know being laid off is never easy for anyone, but in this instance it seems to have been a blessing in disguise.

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Posted by RedBadger on 07/07/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

All I really learned from this story was not to hire Freda Hendley. This reads like a one-sided facebook post. How is this news?

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Posted by Charlotte Employer on 07/07/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

Local woman learns Google is a business and not a non-profit. News at 11.

Seriously, you millennials need to learn that you are not entitled to anything; if you knew it was temporary job, then you knew it wasn't going to last. Now please go back to actually contributing to society rather than being butt hurt and creating sensational journalism.

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Posted by All of Generation X on 07/07/2017 at 8:08 AM

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