Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Lobby The Lesson topic #2716740

Subject: "D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012" Previous topic | Next topic
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 02:56 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
"D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
Thu Jul-05-12 03:14 AM by Vhien

  

          

The show was pretty damn good. Russ Elevado wandered the crowds a little bit in the beginning and Alan Leeds was surveying things from the stage a lil'. Anyways, the setlist was largely the same with a few additions. From what I recall, this was it:

Donuts (Intro)?
Playa Playa
Feel Like Makin' Love
Ain’t That Easy
Devil’s Pie
Chicken Grease
Really Love
The Charade
I've Been Watching You
Shit, Damn, Motherfucker
Medley: Brown Sugar, Higher, One Mo’Gin, Send It On
Another Life
Lady
Sugar Daddy/(Children?)
Encore: Brown Sugar/Skin Tight

I dug the Intro and I really liked hearing 'Really Love' without 15 talking over it. heh.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top


Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
RE: Sounds circle-jerkingly nauseating.
Jul 05th 2012
1
damn. why?
Jul 05th 2012
6
RE: False idol worship.
Jul 08th 2012
147
ugh. et tu?
Jul 07th 2012
94
his unsung episode is coming up real soon
Jul 05th 2012
2
here you are again
Jul 07th 2012
95
thanks for the setlist
Jul 05th 2012
3
Thank you. :- )
Jul 05th 2012
4
RE: Thank you. :- )
Jul 05th 2012
7
      Awesome. Thanks again.
Jul 05th 2012
29
Great show
Jul 05th 2012
5
can add a few details my g?
Jul 05th 2012
13
      Edit: I see your review below thanx
Jul 05th 2012
22
Sounds dope
Jul 05th 2012
8
you don't sound blown away...?
Jul 05th 2012
9
Thanks for this - hopefully you or Warren can review if you get
Jul 05th 2012
10
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 05th 2012
11
Weird hearing it like this
Jul 05th 2012
12
Okay, I like this.
Jul 05th 2012
17
Damn it sounds good !
Jul 05th 2012
19
as old as this song is, i'm surprised he's keeping it.
Jul 05th 2012
21
This ish is incredible!!
Jul 05th 2012
24
this is dope.
Jul 05th 2012
25
Nice !
Jul 05th 2012
28
I think we might have the first single here, folks.
Jul 05th 2012
30
sounds excellent
Jul 05th 2012
32
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 06th 2012
61
Whaaaaa??
Jul 06th 2012
62
I'll give a more detailed review later....but
Jul 05th 2012
14
Nice!
Jul 05th 2012
16
BIG co-sign on Kendra...I'm so happy for her, she's perfect for this.
Jul 05th 2012
40
ok this "devil's pie" is amazing!
Jul 05th 2012
15
Shit yeah. Glad he's not just rehashing the voodoo tour performances
Jul 05th 2012
18
Too bad it cut off when they started 'Chicken Grease'
Jul 05th 2012
20
lol I know what you mean about CG... it sounded "messier" in a good
Jul 05th 2012
26
this is like an entirely new song
Jul 05th 2012
27
damn.
Jul 05th 2012
43
I Give The Show A Solid B
Jul 05th 2012
23
can't wait to here the full audio
Jul 05th 2012
31
Charade seems to have been developed a little more.
Jul 05th 2012
33
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 05th 2012
34
"Another Life" sounds amazing
Jul 05th 2012
which is why I'm wondering why dude went with Sugar Daddy
Jul 05th 2012
37
that would have been 2 slow songs......
Jul 05th 2012
39
if it's a good slower song, it wouldn't matter
Jul 05th 2012
46
agreed
Jul 06th 2012
75
For some reason, I'm only just now noticing how much it reminds me
Jul 06th 2012
63
      RE: For some reason, I'm only just now noticing how much it reminds me
Jul 06th 2012
64
           My choice was a different Stylistics song
Jul 06th 2012
65
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 05th 2012
38
damn Another Life sounds fantastic
Jul 06th 2012
60
another life sounds good
Jul 08th 2012
165
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT pulled my videos...
Jul 21st 2012
217
more good news.
Jul 05th 2012
35
I apologize, our flight was delayed. lol !!!
Jul 05th 2012
36
      lol
Jul 05th 2012
42
the band sounds much tighter
Jul 05th 2012
41
as long as that turkey has had he outta be expected to put on a
Jul 05th 2012
44
damn:
Jul 05th 2012
45
maxxx is allergic to D praise
Jul 05th 2012
47
that turkey gets overrated Praise for being half baked
Jul 06th 2012
49
      because of your silly, uninformed comments, you're worthy of being
Jul 06th 2012
73
           WTF b/w LMAO
Jul 06th 2012
76
           lol @ you being maxx's man servant now...lolol....
Jul 06th 2012
77
           You are SO interested in me and what I do.
Jul 06th 2012
78
                that's funny because I said the same thing abt you
Jul 06th 2012
82
                D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows...
Jul 06th 2012
86
                     You're defending the guy who said Peabo was bigger than James Brown
Jul 07th 2012
96
                          nah, actually you're the one defending Maxx in here, WC just
Jul 07th 2012
97
                          how many times u done the same with maxs' ridiculously biased buhind lol
Jul 07th 2012
117
                               What did I do, though?
Jul 07th 2012
118
                                    RE: What did I do, though?
Jul 07th 2012
119
                                         Nah, man...
Jul 07th 2012
123
                                         I see I gotta provide facts and numbers for some of you dudes lol
Jul 08th 2012
178
                                              re count Jive turkey recount
Jul 08th 2012
181
                                                   are you giving your opinions because I gave you the list of albums
Jul 09th 2012
196
                                                        bottom line those acts sold records
Jul 09th 2012
209
           I knew it I knew it I knew it - right on cue smh
Jul 06th 2012
81
                Fool, you said Jodeci was bigger commercially than Stevie Wonder.
Jul 06th 2012
83
                You're stupid, really - its obvious you check for my post and I've
Jul 06th 2012
84
                     Least I know Gerald Levert didn't sell more records than Stevie.
Jul 06th 2012
85
                     I don't want any parts of this argument - but... please stop.
Jul 06th 2012
87
                          eitjher you didn't read the post or you just don't understand the point
Jul 06th 2012
88
                               trust we all know how he can get down - but - he's right here.
Jul 07th 2012
126
                                    You not even talked about what they sold in concert tickets
Jul 07th 2012
129
                                         While he's wrong as fuck, I *think* i can understand what he's getting a...
Jul 07th 2012
131
                                         Oh, I understand all that too.
Jul 07th 2012
133
                                         Oh shit, he said prince
Jul 07th 2012
139
                                              hahaha... I could literally feel you having a heart attack dude... lol
Jul 07th 2012
140
                                         That last line sums everything - well said.
Jul 07th 2012
134
                                         see also: Motown's RIAA sales certifications.
Jul 08th 2012
148
                                         Right, right - that's total truth there. I mean one name from list 2
Jul 07th 2012
138
                                         right, right. Exactly. Even Stevie's 60s catalogue trumps that list.
Jul 07th 2012
142
                What does the total amount of albums Stevie has have to do with anything...
Jul 07th 2012
141
           goddamn, i even think you're a fucking idiot when we agree.
Jul 08th 2012
174
look how long R. Kelly been in the game and he still lip syncing
Jul 06th 2012
48
      lets See R.Kelly is Lebron James to D'angelo's harold Minor
Jul 06th 2012
50
           you corny maxx..... and you shook...
Jul 06th 2012
51
           D'mumblo is corny yo and a myth of your imagination
Jul 06th 2012
53
           one thing D is not all that funky though
Jul 06th 2012
66
                you don't know what's funky and what isn't....lolol.
Jul 06th 2012
68
                     lol, funk is not dangelo strong suit
Jul 06th 2012
70
                          dude....you're a prince fanatic who is confused into thinking
Jul 06th 2012
71
                               like I said funk is not d'angelo strung suit
Jul 06th 2012
72
                                    dude...you're a Prince groupie talking about "old ass niggas"
Jul 06th 2012
74
                                         D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows...
Jul 06th 2012
79
                                              RE: D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows...
Jul 06th 2012
80
           what about the fact Kelly lip syncs?
Jul 06th 2012
52
                Kellz can sing/sang live and can throw down on the Piano
Jul 06th 2012
54
                     why does he lip sync to backing tracks then?
Jul 06th 2012
55
                     everybody does
Jul 06th 2012
59
                     no they don't... he's not the only one who is doing it
Jul 06th 2012
69
                          if Kellz wasn't badd he still wouldn't be talked about
Jul 08th 2012
149
                     why is D'angelo still playing Syracuse 85 dress-up?
Jul 06th 2012
67
                          no idea what that means
Jul 06th 2012
89
                          He meant Prince - Purple Rain tour - Syracuse 1985
Jul 07th 2012
128
                          i know what you mean except d'angelo is stuck in 1986
Jul 08th 2012
182
                     RE: Kellz can sing/sang live and can throw down on the Piano
Jul 06th 2012
56
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 06th 2012
57
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 06th 2012
58
look bump all that....
Jul 06th 2012
90
reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now..
Jul 06th 2012
91
RE: reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now..
Jul 07th 2012
92
RE: reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now..
Jul 07th 2012
98
      yeah saw that.... trey songz ripped it and D' dissapointed...lolol.
Jul 07th 2012
99
           You seem to imply that that's not possible.
Jul 07th 2012
100
           But damn, I just went and read that review...
Jul 07th 2012
101
           RE: You seem to imply that that's not possible.
Jul 07th 2012
103
           The live clips I've seen of him, he seemed to put on a good show
Jul 07th 2012
106
           Trey Songz is awful....especially live....
Jul 08th 2012
166
           RE: yeah saw that.... trey songz ripped it and D' dissapointed...lolol.
Jul 07th 2012
102
                ...and crowd participation doesn't count for anything?
Jul 07th 2012
107
                     RE: ...and crowd participation doesn't count for anything?
Jul 07th 2012
110
                          Does this describe the Essence crowd, though?
Jul 07th 2012
113
                          RE: Does this describe the Essence crowd, though?
Jul 07th 2012
115
                          didn't D'angelo do the same thing for Voodoo?
Jul 07th 2012
130
LOL @ Roland Martin's critique.....
Jul 07th 2012
104
RE: LOL @ Roland Martin's critique.....
Jul 07th 2012
105
right!!!
Jul 07th 2012
109
      RE: right!!!
Jul 07th 2012
112
I cannot say he is not talking realness.
Jul 07th 2012
108
      fire everyone and get Maxwell's '09 comeback crew
Jul 07th 2012
111
           Maxwell did do it right.
Jul 07th 2012
114
           RE: Maxwell did do it right.
Jul 09th 2012
185
           That's actually a really great point
Jul 08th 2012
145
                the diff between maxwell and dangelo
Jul 08th 2012
150
                     *likes*
Jul 08th 2012
153
                     I'm glad someone else is pointing out the piano part
Jul 08th 2012
154
                     the yoda stuff is pretty yawn at this point
Jul 08th 2012
157
                     the stepping away from the piano thing seems really forced.
Jul 08th 2012
163
                          yeah im not sure ive ever really bought him as a showman
Jul 08th 2012
164
                               EXACTLY. he needs to sit his ass down and play pi-ana.
Jul 09th 2012
207
                                    if its ok for ray charles and stevie to sit down
Jul 10th 2012
212
NYT Review of the Essence Show (Swipe)
Jul 07th 2012
116
      again funk is not D'angelo's strong suit
Jul 07th 2012
124
I have the feeling this album is going to be really good
Jul 07th 2012
93
RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good
Jul 07th 2012
120
RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good
Jul 07th 2012
121
RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good
Jul 07th 2012
132
Man this show was HOT - thanks for
Jul 07th 2012
135
      Two reviews have been posted in here, though
Jul 07th 2012
136
           Wow I didn't read the second - well maybe it wasn't a good fit
Jul 07th 2012
137
           i dont mind the 'dont care about the audience' thing
Jul 08th 2012
151
           the headlines said it all "MumBlo puts them to SleepO"
Jul 08th 2012
152
                ROTFL
Jul 08th 2012
155
                Yet when you see the Essence footage - they sound great
Jul 08th 2012
159
LMAO b/w SMH
Jul 07th 2012
122
      I agree with this and I'm a fan
Jul 07th 2012
127
           I really don't get this
Jul 08th 2012
146
           Me neither
Jul 08th 2012
156
It's going to be good based of off what?
Jul 07th 2012
125
      just a guess...but probably based on the new songs he's
Jul 08th 2012
171
      what I've heard
Jul 09th 2012
186
Untitled @ Essence Video
Jul 07th 2012
143
SDMF @ essence
Jul 07th 2012
144
RS Review of the Essence Set (Swipe)
Jul 08th 2012
158
See - don't let reviews fool ya - he did his thing at Essence...
Jul 08th 2012
160
LOL
Jul 08th 2012
161
haha I hear you that's true actually
Jul 08th 2012
169
So a minute ago you were saying 'fuck reviews'
Jul 08th 2012
162
      You are right I did and the third review proves my point even further
Jul 08th 2012
167
           RE: You are right I did and the third review proves my point even furthe...
Jul 08th 2012
179
                That doesn't describe me at all personally
Jul 08th 2012
180
MJB & D?
Jul 09th 2012
188
      I know right - the perfect tour would have been Erica/D'angelo
Jul 09th 2012
189
           MJB & D is pretty good too.
Jul 09th 2012
192
Peeping the North Sea Jazz festival webast today..
Jul 08th 2012
168
Supposed to start within the hour n/m
Jul 08th 2012
170
      RE: Supposed to start within the hour n/m
Jul 08th 2012
173
           did he redeem his self???
Jul 08th 2012
175
           Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo.......come on, D ??? *sigh*.
Jul 08th 2012
176
           wonder is this crowd is smart enough to get D'angelo.
Jul 08th 2012
177
           Is that a festival thing
Jul 09th 2012
187
                no, festivals are usually actually more on-schedule than regular shows
Jul 09th 2012
190
                Not at North Sea Jazz, they're really tight with theirs.
Jul 10th 2012
211
Ready for that new album
Jul 08th 2012
172
this post is still going
Jul 09th 2012
183
Or not.
Jul 09th 2012
184
some video from North sea jazz fest
Jul 09th 2012
191
looking flabby in the wife beater
Jul 09th 2012
193
So according to this arbitrary bullshit criteria you just invented...
Jul 09th 2012
194
not at the moment
Jul 09th 2012
195
But, John doesn't completely stay behind the keys, his whole show
Jul 09th 2012
197
Thanks WC been looking forward to this
Jul 09th 2012
198
Untitled from North Sea Jazz
Jul 09th 2012
199
      Man he sounds great - thanks for this!
Jul 09th 2012
200
      Really Love from North Sea Jazz
Jul 09th 2012
201
      I just can't stop smiling watching all this new footage.
Jul 09th 2012
202
      so is it nostalgia?
Jul 09th 2012
204
           No, it's greatness.
Jul 09th 2012
205
      is this recent or like 1999 late 2000? nigga mumbled the shit outta that
Jul 09th 2012
203
           RE: is this recent or like 1999 late 2000? nigga mumbled the shit outta ...
Jul 09th 2012
206
                +1
Jul 09th 2012
208
      I'm digging this performance of "Untitled". Thanks W.C.
Jul 09th 2012
210
If he's touring like that
Jul 10th 2012
213
RE: If he's touring like that
Jul 10th 2012
214
RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012
Jul 13th 2012
215
Fantastic. Much, much appreciated.
Jul 13th 2012
216

Austin
Charter member
9418 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:08 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
1. "RE: Sounds circle-jerkingly nauseating."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

>Russ Elevado wandered the
>crowds a little bit in the beginning and Alan Leeds was
>surveying things from the stage a lil'.

I seriously can't wait for this "comeback" to fail.

Yes, I'm mad.

~Austin

http://austintayeshus.blogspot.com
http://www.last.fm/user/Austintayeshus
http://twitter.com/Austintayeshus
http://soundcloud.com/austintayeshus

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 07:22 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
6. "damn. why?"
In response to Reply # 1


  

          

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Austin
Charter member
9418 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 01:06 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
147. "RE: False idol worship."
In response to Reply # 6


  

          

He's not even that much of a singer.

Rudimentary at any instruments he plays.

People took Erykah to task for not having any fleshed out songs on her last two albums? And Voodoo isn't the same exact thing?

~Austin

http://austintayeshus.blogspot.com
http://www.last.fm/user/Austintayeshus
http://twitter.com/Austintayeshus
http://soundcloud.com/austintayeshus

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ninjitsu
Member since Oct 07th 2011
4151 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 08:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
94. "ugh. et tu?"
In response to Reply # 1


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
2. "his unsung episode is coming up real soon"
In response to Reply # 0


          

that's what get folks hyped? hmmmm ok

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
ninjitsu
Member since Oct 07th 2011
4151 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 08:48 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
95. "here you are again"
In response to Reply # 2


  

          

in another d'angelo post.

just can't stay away, hm?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

stimuland
Member since Dec 08th 2009
87 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
3. "thanks for the setlist"
In response to Reply # 0


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
4. "Thank you. :- )"
In response to Reply # 0
Thu Jul-05-12 04:59 AM by Silky1

  

          

Edit: Is Jesse still with him ?



>The show was pretty damn good. Russ Elevado wandered the
>crowds a little bit in the beginning and Alan Leeds was
>surveying things from the stage a lil'. Anyways, the setlist
>was largely the same with a few additions. From what I recall,
>this was it:
>
>Donuts (Intro)?
>Playa Playa
>Feel Like Makin' Love
>Ain’t That Easy
>Devil’s Pie
>Chicken Grease
>Really Love
>The Charade
>I've Been Watching You
>Shit, Damn, Motherfucker
>Medley: Brown Sugar, Higher, One Mo’Gin, Send It On
>Another Life
>Lady
>Sugar Daddy/(Children?)
>Encore: Brown Sugar/Skin Tight
>
>I dug the Intro and I really liked hearing 'Really Love'
>without 15 talking over it. heh.


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 07:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
7. "RE: Thank you. :- )"
In response to Reply # 4


  

          

Hm, Jesse Johnson, Kendra Foster, Ray Angry, Pookie, Chris Daddy Dave, Pino Palladino, Robert Lumzy, Jermaine Holmes, Isaiah Sharkey and another BG singer that seems new were up there. So basically the old line-up with two keyboardists if I'm not mistaken, it looked like it from my angle like there were two folk on the keys. I wish I knew who that other BG singer was though. Oh, and name change again. He's not calling his band 'Testimony' or 'Spades', but 'Vanguard' now.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 06:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
29. "Awesome. Thanks again."
In response to Reply # 7


  

          

>Hm, Jesse Johnson, Kendra Foster, Ray Angry, Pookie, Chris
>Daddy Dave, Pino Palladino, Robert Lumzy, Jermaine Holmes,
>Isaiah Sharkey and another BG singer that seems new >awesome] were up there. So basically the old line-up with two
>keyboardists if I'm not mistaken, it looked like it from my
>angle like there were two folk on the keys. I wish I knew who
>that other BG singer was though. Oh, and name change again.
>He's not calling his band 'Testimony' or 'Spades', but
>'Vanguard' now.


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 06:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
5. "Great show "
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
bucknchange
Member since May 07th 2003
3590 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 02:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
13. "can add a few details my g?"
In response to Reply # 5


  

          

i appreciate your perspective a little more than the naysayers

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
22. "Edit: I see your review below thanx"
In response to Reply # 13
Thu Jul-05-12 03:58 PM by vee-lover

  

          

sounds like it was a great show

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

cbk
Charter member
4531 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 07:56 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
8. "Sounds dope"
In response to Reply # 0


          

D'ANGELO beat tape PART 2: https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/dangelo-beat-tape-2020

IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Tiger Woods
Member since Feb 15th 2004
17156 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
9. "you don't sound blown away...?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:56 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
10. "Thanks for this - hopefully you or Warren can review if you get"
In response to Reply # 0


          

the chance.

Glad to hear it was a great show.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 12:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
11. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Really Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aReBZfq2bY

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
betelgeuse
Member since May 13th 2003
4747 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 01:03 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
12. "Weird hearing it like this"
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

Always appreciated the rawness of the demo. Upclose and personal. He should stay true to that on the album imo, if it ever comes out. No polishing. As for the outro; why not keep it short and sweet? Hope he took that from The Beatles lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
17. "Okay, I like this."
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
19. "Damn it sounds good ! "
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
MISTA MONOTONE
Member since Jan 30th 2004
58562 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:46 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
21. "as old as this song is, i'm surprised he's keeping it."
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

i'm not mad at all though...i ran ?uest's leak into the ground.

------------------------------------------
latest mixtape:
https://www.mixcloud.com/mistamonotone/music-to-smack-motherfckers-to/

mistamonotone - taboo
http://mistamonotone.bandcamp.com/album/taboo

@mistamonotone
IG: mistamonotone

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
24. "This ish is incredible!!"
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
El_essence
Charter member
24899 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
25. "this is dope. "
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
soulhoper
Member since Feb 10th 2006
377 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 05:19 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
28. "Nice !"
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

------------------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/user/soulhoperLB

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 06:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
30. "I think we might have the first single here, folks. "
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

>Really Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aReBZfq2bY


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Crash Bandacoot
Member since May 13th 2003
9897 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 06:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
32. "sounds excellent"
In response to Reply # 11


          

>


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
G_The_SP
Member since Dec 12th 2005
2413 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 05:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
61. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

I was mesmerized during this whole song. D is a captivating performer.

~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~
http://soundcloud.com/griff-x
http://atribecalledx.com
http://twitter.com/IamGriffX

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
rtoriq
Member since Aug 28th 2005
405 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 09:53 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
62. "Whaaaaa??"
In response to Reply # 11


  

          

i'm surprised yall said what yall said about Sugar Daddy but really like this! Not that i don't like it; not at all, because it IS nice, the style is really cool, kinda interesting progression, but it doesn't do as much for as Sugar Daddy does for me. *shrug* S'all a pool of good from what i see so far tho. Gwan D.

------------------
reflect.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 02:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
14. "I'll give a more detailed review later....but"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

it was really a great show.... I mean it took me back to the days of watching funky concerts in smaller venues when you got to stand up for the show.... like watching P-Funk go for 4 straight hours at the Strand in Redondo Beach...

the highlights for me ...were really the entire thing...honestly a lot of the new material hearing and seeing it live that close is giving me a perspective on where he's going with the new songs.....particularly Really Love .... Another life..... Sugar Daddy.... These are some cool...really catchy tracks that I am very much looking forward to hearing on the album....

Jesse and D's inter-action is just cool man....I mean it's such a solid fit for him musically....

the band is sounding even tighter than what I heard from the Euro Dates.... The medlies were super funky and D is getting his sea legs back to speak....

another thing Kendra Foster being involved now is a huge plus for me.... Been diggin her since she's been down for P-funk (her solo album she had was cold....particularly the song possesion free philosophy)...

Kendra playing D's primary Female background vocalist on stage has loads of possibility...her energy is great and she and D are vibing and interacting great..

Great show man.... again, I'll get more detailed later....on the run today.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:31 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
16. "Nice!"
In response to Reply # 14


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Jon
Charter member
18687 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
40. "BIG co-sign on Kendra...I'm so happy for her, she's perfect for this."
In response to Reply # 14


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

bucknchange
Member since May 07th 2003
3590 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 02:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
15. "ok this "devil's pie" is amazing!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzXtznqNZrU

he kilt la it looks like

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
cbk
Charter member
4531 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
18. "Shit yeah. Glad he's not just rehashing the voodoo tour performances"
In response to Reply # 15


          

D'ANGELO beat tape PART 2: https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/dangelo-beat-tape-2020

IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 03:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
20. "Too bad it cut off when they started 'Chicken Grease'"
In response to Reply # 15


  

          

shit was actually sounding halfway decent with some tempo and testosterone pumped into it.

As for the "Devil's Pie"... enh.



(Yes, yes, I know... Nobody cares about my opinion)

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
El_essence
Charter member
24899 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
26. "lol I know what you mean about CG... it sounded "messier" in a good"
In response to Reply # 20


  

          

way.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
27. "this is like an entirely new song "
In response to Reply # 15


  

          

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 10:01 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
43. "damn."
In response to Reply # 15


  

          

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Luke Cage
Member since Dec 14th 2005
3047 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 04:00 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
23. "I Give The Show A Solid B"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

It was definitely great and I had a good time but I could also tell that he was VERY nervous. I had a good measuring stick since the first D'angelo show I ever saw was at this same House of Blues probably 16 years ago and I think the last time he was in LA on that stage was like 2002 when he came out with Saadiq to perform "Be Here". You could feel the anticipation in the crowd. Jesse Johnson on guitar is a smart move not just for his talent but you can also tell that dude is trying to mentor/coach D and that was cool to see and probably much needed for D'angelo as an artist and as a person. I caught a bit of soundcheck as the show started later than it was supposed to and there was no opening act. Love the band and I hope he keeps this group together for a long time because they vibe really well together. I loved the version of "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker" and the highlight of the night to me was when D just went out on his own and played the keys. I really think that's where he's most comfortable and you can tell. Watching him on guitar just makes me really wonder where all of this talk about him being "Frank Zappa" like on the instrument could possibly come from because I just don't see how anyone can say that. I'm not a guitar expert but just as a fan you can clearly see the difference between when he holds the guitar and strums and when someone like Jesse Johnson who is an absolute master holds it. Jesse holds that shit like it's his pet that he can make do anything at any time. I was disappointed he didn't do Untitled...I would love to have seen them do maybe a different arrangement of D's biggest song. All in all a great night and it left me hopeful for an album perhaps before the end of the year but most likely the top of the year.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Crash Bandacoot
Member since May 13th 2003
9897 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 06:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
31. "can't wait to here the full audio"
In response to Reply # 0


          

>


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
33. "Charade seems to have been developed a little more."
In response to Reply # 0
Thu Jul-05-12 08:10 PM by Tim The Creator

          

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYk5MutOXO8&feature=player_embedded

dude makes nice Prince tribute tracks though

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

G_The_SP
Member since Dec 12th 2005
2413 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
34. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

I talked a little bit about the show in GD too, but I was very impressed. It was a really good show, great experience.

I did like that there was no opening act and we went straight to the main course. Before the show started a group of white hipsters came and swarmed my standing space with cans of PBR. I just looked at them like "For reals?" and moved more to the right. I looked around and saw other white hipsters scattered about and I thought to myself, "When did they become D'Angelo fans?" They are ubiquitous in LA.

I got some footage while I was there:

"Feel Like Makin Love/Ain't That Easy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKC6t-ctD3A

"The Charade"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYSjwUxDqGE

"Send It On"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dj37cHYhcM

"Another Life"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xu3zGI5PY

~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~
http://soundcloud.com/griff-x
http://atribecalledx.com
http://twitter.com/IamGriffX

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
soulsupreme
Member since Dec 14th 2004
8536 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:17 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
""Another Life" sounds amazing "


  

          


______________________________________________________________
http://twitter.com/Gedi

"This is your world. Shape it or someone else will." - Gary Lew

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Starbaby Jones
Member since Mar 08th 2003
5034 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
37. "which is why I'm wondering why dude went with Sugar Daddy"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Another Life would have absolutely slayed. Anyway, I really hope we get an album from him this year.

http://soundcloud.com/forestbrooks

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
39. "that would have been 2 slow songs......"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

I would have preferred Another life and Lady or Brown Sugar....but if you had to do Untitled, you could have done Another Life...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Starbaby Jones
Member since Mar 08th 2003
5034 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 10:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
46. "if it's a good slower song, it wouldn't matter"
In response to Reply # 39


  

          

Plus, it's not like Another Life is a ballad. It's clearly hip hop influenced, so the tempo would've been fine. Sugar Daddy just screams album or possibly bonus cut, but Another Life screams single.

http://soundcloud.com/forestbrooks

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
soulsupreme
Member since Dec 14th 2004
8536 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
75. "agreed"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

>Another Life would have absolutely slayed. Anyway, I really
>hope we get an album from him this year.

Ditto on a new album.


______________________________________________________________
http://twitter.com/Gedi

"This is your world. Shape it or someone else will." - Gary Lew

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 10:13 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
63. "For some reason, I'm only just now noticing how much it reminds me"
In response to Reply # 0
Fri Jul-06-12 10:21 AM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

of this song: http://youtu.be/RXqWJmhEV_g

(EDIT: Actually, more specifically this version: http://youtu.be/QVe1hrHuLUE)

Is this arrangement the way it's always been played? Or was this another bit of "homage"?

Pino's bass style is effective here, anyway.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
rtoriq
Member since Aug 28th 2005
405 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 10:25 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
64. "RE: For some reason, I'm only just now noticing how much it reminds me"
In response to Reply # 63
Fri Jul-06-12 10:26 AM by rtoriq

  

          

i can't see the link currently, but if it's Breakups2Makeups, that's what i was thinking; but i hate saying things that aren't necessary, especially because the song stands on its own, and ppl should listen to songs without comparison initially. i just didn't want the Abhorrers (because some of yall are BEYOND haters lol) to take that and go Chicken Little and shyt. (Maaaaaany MANY artists have material that has similarities to their earlier work so you Abhorrers DO NOT even go there.)

------------------
reflect.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 10:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
65. "My choice was a different Stylistics song"
In response to Reply # 64


  

          

"Betcha By Golly Wow" (with a nod to the Prince version) though mixed with something else I couldn't readily identify.

"Break Up to Make Up" is another good candidate, though.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:47 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
38. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 34


  

          

>
>"The Charade"
>
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYSjwUxDqGE
>
>
>"Another Life"
>
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xu3zGI5PY

Damn, he really beefed up "The Charade". And "Another Life", wheeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww !!!!!


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
astralblak
Member since Apr 05th 2007
20029 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
60. "damn Another Life sounds fantastic"
In response to Reply # 34


  

          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 10:43 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
165. "another life sounds good"
In response to Reply # 34


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
G_The_SP
Member since Dec 12th 2005
2413 posts
Sat Jul-21-12 08:28 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
217. "SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT pulled my videos..."
In response to Reply # 34
Sat Jul-21-12 08:29 AM by G_The_SP

  

          

...on a bullshit copyright claim. As if there weren't already tons of other footage floating around on youtube of his live shows from Europe and 12 years ago. At least we know who he's possibly signed with.

*New songs were pulled under Sony's copyright claim.

~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~
http://soundcloud.com/griff-x
http://atribecalledx.com
http://twitter.com/IamGriffX

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:17 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
35. "more good news."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i hope he keeps it up.

and if he made it out of LA w/o being jacked for that album i'm disappointed in LA's record execs AND its gangsters/boosters/pirates.

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 08:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
36. "I apologize, our flight was delayed. lol !!!"
In response to Reply # 35
Thu Jul-05-12 08:41 PM by Silky1

  

          

>and if he made it out of LA w/o being jacked for that album
>i'm disappointed in LA's record execs AND its
>gangsters/boosters/pirates.

Me and my folks, were ready to peel it out of his paws, too.

silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 10:00 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
42. "lol"
In response to Reply # 36


  

          

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Crash Bandacoot
Member since May 13th 2003
9897 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 09:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
41. "the band sounds much tighter"
In response to Reply # 0
Thu Jul-05-12 09:11 PM by Crash Bandacoot

          

it's coming together. really love and another life sound amazing.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 10:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
44. "as long as that turkey has had he outta be expected to put on a"
In response to Reply # 0


          

good show.

whats this about still working out kinks? turkey been AWOL since the last time Paula Abdul was Sober.

he still faking the funk

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 10:14 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
45. "damn:"
In response to Reply # 44


  

          


>whats this about still working out kinks? turkey been AWOL
>since the last time Paula Abdul was Sober.

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
AlBundy
Member since May 27th 2002
9621 posts
Thu Jul-05-12 11:06 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
47. "maxxx is allergic to D praise"
In response to Reply # 44


  

          

-------------------------
“The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just like…crazy nigga factory going on.”
Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never did.”-- Andre B

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:23 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
49. "that turkey gets overrated Praise for being half baked"
In response to Reply # 47


          

now this turkey needs Jesse Johnson to be his coach? lawd Hav Mercy if that alone ain't wrong i don't know what else is.

turkey been out 20 years almost, and he is as lost as Milt Roomney at a Khalid Muhammad charity.

another reason why he can't touch no R. kelly and you ain't never heard of Kellz having to have Ernie Isley hold his hand for support.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:54 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
73. "because of your silly, uninformed comments, you're worthy of being"
In response to Reply # 49


  

          

completely ignored as it pertains to D'angelo...smh

Are you on R. Kelly's payroll or something?

because that's the only way I can explain why you feel this need to shit on D'angelo in order to prop up R. Kelly.

Both have their lanes...

R Kelly is more of the musical lineage of more *contemporary R&B* acts of the past:
-Aaron Hall/Guy
-Keith Sweat
-Gap Band
-Lionel Ritchie
-Teddy Pendergrass
-Peabo Bryson
-Lutha Vandross
-Gerald Levert
-Jodeci

and so...now, the aformentioned artists ALL made some great and memorable *hit* records but their brand of R&B wasn't as soulful as the R&B artists D'angelo is influenced by and is a musical descendant of but who weren't as big commercially:
-Marvin
-Sly
-Prince
-Donny
-Stevie
-Eddie Kendricks
-James Brown
-Al Green
-Curtis Mayfield

this is why these current crop of so called R&B artists are more influenced by Kells and why he's able to write the type of disposable music he typically does for said artists...
(Avant, Usher, Tre Songs, Joe, Jaheem, Marcus Houston, Bobby Valentine etc.)

none of the above artists would ever ask D to write a song for them because he doesn't make their kind of R&B.

R Kelly makes HITS and his music is and has always been geared towards fitting within a radio format

D'angelo makes ART and doesn't seem to mind that his music isn't radio friendly and/or may not go double platinum

but

because artist A's discography has more hit records in it than artist B's doesn't necessarily make the former the better artists or worthy of more praise...is Lionel Ritchie really a better artist/musician than Donny Hathaway was simply because Donny didn't have as much recorded material or nearly as many hit records than Lionel?

Your silly and half thought out comments makes it difficult to have an honest discussion abt certain artists, specifically D'angelo. Stop posting like you comparing two athletes to one another, this ain't a sports board this is a board abt music discussions...or at least I thought it was.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:04 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
76. "WTF b/w LMAO"
In response to Reply # 73
Fri Jul-06-12 02:07 PM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

>R Kelly is more of the musical lineage of more *contemporary
>R&B* acts of the past:
>-Aaron Hall/Guy
>-Keith Sweat
>-Gap Band
>-Lionel Ritchie
>-Teddy Pendergrass
>-Peabo Bryson
>-Lutha Vandross
>-Gerald Levert
>-Jodeci
>
>and so...now, the aformentioned artists ALL made some great
>and memorable *hit* records but their brand of R&B wasn't as
>soulful as the R&B artists D'angelo is influenced by and is a
>musical descendant of but who weren't as big commercially:
>-Marvin
>-Sly
>-Prince
>-Donny
>-Stevie
>-Eddie Kendricks
>-James Brown
>-Al Green
>-Curtis Mayfield

Did this cat just say that Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Prince, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Al Green were not as big commercially as Aaron Hall, Jodeci, Gerald Levert and Peabo Bryson?

Elizabeth, I'm comin' to join you honey.


>R Kelly makes HITS and his music is and has always been geared
>towards fitting within a radio format

The artists D'Angelo is most influenced by also made HITS. Why hasn't D shown himself to be able to do that.

>D'angelo makes ART and doesn't seem to mind that his music
>isn't radio friendly and/or may not go double platinum

He minds. Fuck the dumb... If he could make music that was both artistic and wildly popular the way Prince did, you're telling me he wouldn't do it?


>Your silly and half thought out comments makes it difficult to
>have an honest discussion abt certain artists, specifically
>D'angelo. Stop posting like you comparing two athletes to one
>another, this ain't a sports board this is a board abt music
>discussions...or at least I thought it was.

Irony that this dude is calling someone else's post "silly and half thought out"... I actually opted to ignore some of the other ignorant statements in here because I don't want to turn this into that kind of poast.

Just enjoy your D'Angelo music and shut the hell up on talking about Soul music history, as it is clearly something that you don't have even an iota of mistermaxxx's knowledge of.

Please.

EDIT: By the way, did you know that Peabo Bryson is actually one of D'Angelo's biggest influences? http://articles.latimes.com/1995-08-18/entertainment/ca-36622_1_brown-sugar/2

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
77. "lol @ you being maxx's man servant now...lolol...."
In response to Reply # 76


  

          

look at that mirror you're bringing out Jerome....lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
78. "You are SO interested in me and what I do."
In response to Reply # 77


  

          

I'ma email you the address of my fan club later so you can send for an 8 x 10 glossy of your idol to put under your pillow when you sleep.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:04 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
82. "that's funny because I said the same thing abt you"
In response to Reply # 78


  

          

>I'ma email you the address of my fan club later so you can
>send for an 8 x 10 glossy of your idol to put under your
>pillow when you sleep.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
86. "D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows..."
In response to Reply # 78


  

          

I'm cool with Maxx and all be he comes out of looney left field sometimes....and little X is just a loon...

but here you are running with them all in the name of D'Hate...

very funny in a disturbing type of way..

You cool with how this all makes you look??? honestly.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 10:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
96. "You're defending the guy who said Peabo was bigger than James Brown"
In response to Reply # 86


  

          

I'd say blind D'Angelo worship (a.k.a. "Reality Hate") makes for even stranger bedfellows

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                    
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 11:55 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
97. "nah, actually you're the one defending Maxx in here, WC just "
In response to Reply # 96


  

          

pointed how bitchmade that was of you...

and I would keep bringing up things that I never said as a way to deflect from your inability to comprehend if I were you too

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                    
rdhull
Charter member
32191 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 02:14 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
117. "how many times u done the same with maxs' ridiculously biased buhind lol"
In response to Reply # 96
Sat Jul-07-12 02:14 PM by rdhull

  

          

we see you


  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 02:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
118. "What did I do, though?"
In response to Reply # 117
Sat Jul-07-12 02:22 PM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

Y'all are making it about me defending maxxx, but CLEARLY the point of my post (right from the subject line) is that it was a reaction to hilariously, tragically ignorant statements by vee-lover, like the fact notion that Jodeci were more commercially successful than Prince and James Brown, or that Stevie Wonder was some kind of cult artist.

The only thing that had to do with maxxx at all was that I mentioned in passing that vee does not have an iota of maxxs's knowledge of Black music (which is true!)

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                            
rdhull
Charter member
32191 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 02:45 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
119. "RE: What did I do, though?"
In response to Reply # 118


  

          

>Y'all are making it about me defending maxxx, but CLEARLY the
>point of my post (right from the subject line) is that it was
>a reaction to hilariously, tragically ignorant statements by
>vee-lover, like the fact notion that Jodeci were more
>commercially successful than Prince and James Brown, or that
>Stevie Wonder was some kind of cult artist.
>
>The only thing that had to do with maxxx at all was that I
>mentioned in passing that vee does not have an iota of maxxs's
>knowledge of Black music (which is true!)
>
>


I agree that that was some crazed shit vee lover said but you've been quiet in spots you were part of when Max comes up with some equally off the wall shit which negates all the knowledge you (not just you but folks in general) spill. Just as much as you state dismissing vee lover for that basic music knowledge faux pas, you never have done so with max when it would have been deemed relevant. It just makes your opinions here and in some other spots as basic trolling, as well as allowing it just because maax was one of the first people who went at Warren back in the day when yall 2 were going at it. As long as someone is there to work with your side of an opinion. You can deny it all you want but that's what it appears to be..and I know, I know ..you dont give a fuck about what it appears to be to me etc.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 04:49 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
123. "Nah, man..."
In response to Reply # 119


  

          

>I agree that that was some crazed shit vee lover said but
>you've been quiet in spots you were part of when Max comes up
>with some equally off the wall shit which negates all the
>knowledge you (not just you but folks in general) spill. Just
>as much as you state dismissing vee lover for that basic music
>knowledge faux pas, you never have done so with max when it
>would have been deemed relevant.

First of all, what vee-lover said was not some "basic faux pas"... That was a lunatic-level proclamation that was issued with 100% self-seriousness and (even worse) self-righteousness.

I know that maxxx is being tongue-in-cheek at least 70% of the time, so I don't have to chase him down and call him on every off-the-wall statement he's made. Plus, I am not the Lesson police; it's not my job to call every single poster on every single crazy post every single time... especially when I occasionally make crazy remarkss myself. I think I have the right to comment upon it strictly when I feel like it, don't you?

It just makes your opinions
>here and in some other spots as basic trolling, as well as
>allowing it just because maax was one of the first people who
>went at Warren back in the day when yall 2 were going at it.

That is bullshit... You're saying that my opinions lack validity because I'm not chasing everybody each time they talk crazy? That makes not a lick of sense, man. If I issue an opinion, you should be able to read it and judge it by the substance in it (or lack thereof)... not by my supposed activity or inactivity in policing other people's comments.

Look at it this way... People up on here talking about "strange bedfellows," lumping me, maxxx and Little X all together as some sort of supergroup because we're supposedly the League of D Haters or something. But look through this post and others like it... Have I ONCE cosigned anything Little X said? It's YOU who is putting us together, not me. And we're not even saying the same things. Only thing we have in common is that we'e not on D'Angelo's dick and we've been vocal about it.

As for the notion that I defend maxxx because he went at WC or whatever... what the fuck do I look like here, Lois Lane? maxxx is my hero because he protected me from mean ol' WC? LOL you have got to be kidding...

>As long as someone is there to work with your side of an
>opinion. You can deny it all you want but that's what it
>appears to be..and I know, I know ..you dont give a fuck about
>what it appears to be to me etc.

Again, that is bullshit. Just show me where I supported any post by Tim the Creator. Actually, if you look at these D posts, I barely ever even cosign maxxx, besides LOLing at his funnier snaps.

Understand something here, my dude... I don't NEED anybody to hold my hand in this Lesson. I don't NEED anybody's support, especially when it comes to my criticism of D'Angelo.

I was probably the first person here to issue a protracted critique of D'Angelo, almost 10 years ago, at a time when talking shit about D was likely to call upon you the wrath of 15 himself. Back when you had a legion of crazed D fans trying to run me off the board altogether.

Did I need anybody to old my hand back then? Hel no! So why would it need it now that a lot of people in the larger world are getting hip to the fact that many of the critiques I leveled back then were accurate, and many of my predictions for D's career came true?

Come ON...

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 05:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
178. "I see I gotta provide facts and numbers for some of you dudes lol"
In response to Reply # 119


  

          

Before I list the albums sales of some of the great soul legends as well as contemporary R&B acts, I want to re-state the point I was making...

The Soul/R&B acts of the 70s made the BEST music imo of any era of R&B artists...but, like these so-called neo-soul acts of the 90s and 00s, that didn't necessarily translate into huge album sales, particularly in comparison to many of the contemporary R&B acts that would follow in the 80s. Now, I know some will attribute that to the times those artists lived in because ppl generally weren't buying albums like that back then and while there's some truth to that, I still think it was because of the type of socially conscious music they were making

Stevie Wonder is a MUSIC GOD

but

guess what? for someone as great and naturally gifted as Stevie Wonder was/is, and for someone whose *1st* album came out in 1963, he DIDN'T have his *1st* (multi) platinum album until 'Songs In The Key Of Life' which was released in -->1976<---

That album of course is regarded by most to be his best ever and it sold A LOT OF COPIES (most of the sells have that pushed it to 10 mill came as a result of ppl buying his back catalog which still sells very, very well to this day as new generations are continuing to discover his music)

His next platinum album was 'Hotter Than July' which dropped in 1980

but

other than those two albums, he only has two other albums in his discography that went platinum, 'In squared circle' and 'characters'....and Stevie has over 20 studio albums

Marvin Gaye, the uber soulman has ONLY ONE STUDIO ALBUM TO GO PLATINUM 'Midnight Love'...he does have two compilation albums of his that went platinum but that's it.

Curtis Mayfield recorded a robust 27 studio albums in his life time but not even a 3rd of those albums sold a million copies

Al Green has only 1 platinum album in his discography and also 2 platinum greatest hits album that were certified platinum but that's it for him too.

Donny Hathaway has NONE! He did have a duet album w/Roberta Flack that went platinum but none of his solo material went platinum

Sly Stone I'm not sure how many but I do know "Stand' went platinum but I don't think he has more than 3 albums that even went platinum
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ok, now having said that, lets look at some of the more well known contemporary R&B acts of the 80s and 90s.

Joedeci while nowhere near as prolific as the soul acts I listed above but they came right out the gate w/their debut selling 3+million copies and their next two cds also went double platinum and platinum

Luther Vandross had *6 double platinum albums/cds and *6 platinum cds. Is there any artist above that sold copies when they were actively recording? (rhetorical question)

GUY another group who shelf life was short lived but their *debut* cd went 3x platinum and their 2nd cd went platinum

Keith Sweat's debut cd sold 3 million copies/2nd cd sold 2 million cds+/the 3rd cd went platinum/ one after that sold 4 million cds and then both cds he recorded w/Gerald Levert/Johnny Gill "LSG" sold over 3 million copies each...(and this is fucking Keith Sweat who's name shouldn't even be mentioned alongside such greats like Marvin and Donny but neither of them ever had albums to sell like he did even though they were sonically superior)


Gerald Levert was another artist whose 1st solo cd went platinum then the 2nd one sold nearly 2 million cds and the 3rd cd of his moved 1 million units...and as I said 'LSG' made two cds that both sold over 3 million copies.

The final point being: R Kelly has his lane and his fans just as D'angelo does. Some like Kells better and vice versa but I see no need in always trying to compare them as artists/musicians because they make totally different kinds of music. R Kelly, like the contemporary R&B acts that preceded him, makes more radio accessible music which means he will always have better cd sales than D'angelo but that shouldn't be a knock against him just as it shouldn't be held against Donny Hathaway who didn't sell nearly the records that an artist like Luther Vandross did, for instance.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                    
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 11:19 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
181. "re count Jive turkey recount"
In response to Reply # 178


          

Marvin gaye went triple platinum with "whats going"

lets get it on platinum

i want you gold and almost platinum

Stevie Wonder sold a bunch of records as did Curtis Mayfield,earth,wind and fire,isley brothers, commodores,etc.

Sly and the family stone greatest hits triple platinum and other gold and platinum albums, plus songs.

your argument is weak because those acts were social and also commerical.

balance period.

on one hand they could diss Richard Nixon and on the other hand talk about macking on Pam Grier or Dinnah Carroll and not miss a beat.


like Kellz sings about the Hood and then smoothing out with a chick.

D'angelo gotta find his balance and lane and stop trying to be all things to all peoples.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                        
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 03:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
196. "are you giving your opinions because I gave you the list of albums"
In response to Reply # 181


  

          

each of those soul artists had that went platinum...

you said mentioned Marvin having a 3x platinum album but what are the others?



>Marvin gaye went triple platinum with "whats going"
>
>lets get it on platinum
>
>i want you gold and almost platinum
>
>Stevie Wonder sold a bunch of records as did Curtis
>Mayfield,earth,wind and fire,isley brothers, commodores,etc.
>
>Sly and the family stone greatest hits triple platinum and
>other gold and platinum albums, plus songs.
>
>your argument is weak because those acts were social and also
>commerical.
>
>balance period.
>
>on one hand they could diss Richard Nixon and on the other
>hand talk about macking on Pam Grier or Dinnah Carroll and not
>miss a beat.
>
>
>like Kellz sings about the Hood and then smoothing out with a
>chick.
>
>D'angelo gotta find his balance and lane and stop trying to be
>all things to all peoples.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                            
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 11:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
209. "bottom line those acts sold records"
In response to Reply # 196


          

Barry White sold a ton of records as well.

the funny time game of cross over the divide of R&B charts and Pop Charts hold sway til this day and racial preceptions and importance Yo.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:00 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
81. "I knew it I knew it I knew it - right on cue smh"
In response to Reply # 76
Fri Jul-06-12 03:02 PM by vee-lover

  

          

>Did this cat just say that Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Prince,
>Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Al Green were not as big
>commercially as Aaron Hall, Jodeci, Gerald Levert and Peabo
>Bryson?

Prince is by far the most commercially successful artists I listed but he was more pop/funk/rock than r&b soul imo, I listed him under R&B simply because its obvious he's perhaps D's biggest musical influence and w/the exception of Stevie's 'Songs in the key of life' which was easily his biggest selling album, he had maybe 3 platinum albums and that's not a lot considering the total number of albums he has in his discography. The rest of the artists I listed under soul/r&b didn't have many platinum albums in their discography, including Marvin.

Now go compare how many times artists like Luther, Gerald as a solo and group member, Guy, and Jodeci went platinum w/nowhere near as much material...

>>D'angelo makes ART and doesn't seem to mind that his music
>>isn't radio friendly and/or may not go double platinum
>
>He minds. Fuck the dumb... If he could make music that was
>both artistic and wildly popular the way Prince did, you're
>telling me he wouldn't do it?

lmao - of course he wouldn't shun being commercially successful, the point is based on the material he releases, he doesn't seem sonically driven to make music that will sell lots of records or that will get a lot of radio spins. If he wanted to make Tre Songs type fluff R&B in order to sell more units, I have no doubt in my mind he could do it.


>>Your silly and half thought out comments makes it difficult
>to
>>have an honest discussion abt certain artists, specifically
>>D'angelo. Stop posting like you comparing two athletes to
>one
>>another, this ain't a sports board this is a board abt music
>>discussions...or at least I thought it was.
>
>Irony that this dude is calling someone else's post "silly and
>half thought out"... I actually opted to ignore some of the
>other ignorant statements in here because I don't want to turn
>this into that kind of poast.

but I wasn't directing the reply to you and have made it a point to avoid you and Maxx in ANY post for the most part, but Maxx can't seem to say anything of substance and/or praise when it comes to D'angelo and that's the only reason why I felt the need to call him on that dumb ish - as for you, I already had a feeling you would respond nonetheless in his defense...and here you are.
>
>Just enjoy your D'Angelo music and shut the hell up on talking
>about Soul music history, as it is clearly something that you
>don't have even an iota of mistermaxxx's knowledge of.

now, I'm starting to think you must have an e-crush on him. There's nothing you, especially you, or Maxx w/his bad grammar can tell me abt soul music or any music for that matter....mofo be in here proppin up R. Kelly lmao...
>Please.

>EDIT: By the way, did you know that Peabo Bryson is actually
>one of D'Angelo's biggest influences?
>http://articles.latimes.com/1995-08-18/entertainment/ca-36622_1_brown-sugar/2

Ok and? I'm sure R Kelly listened to and *may* have even been influenced by Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway

but

his music doesn't sound anything remotely like theirs.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
83. "Fool, you said Jodeci was bigger commercially than Stevie Wonder."
In response to Reply # 81


  

          

Just do yourself and everybody else a favor and NEVER speak again about music. It would save us all a lot of embarrassment.

I didn't even bother reading the post I am replying to now, by the way. I'll probably never read another post by you again now that I know that you think Aaron Hall was bigger commercially than James Brown.

I never respected your opinions on music to begin with... Now I'm thinking we should have built a wall around the Lesson before you came here.

LOL

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
84. "You're stupid, really - its obvious you check for my post and I've "
In response to Reply # 83
Fri Jul-06-12 03:31 PM by vee-lover

  

          

called you out on it several times

as for your foolish comment, I was talking abt the total number of artists being more successful commercially, not every single artist being more successful...but that's aight because I shouldn't expect more of your (in)ability to comprehend


>Just do yourself and everybody else a favor and NEVER speak
>again about music. It would save us all a lot of
>embarrassment.

listen at you lmao - dudes have long called you out on this board and have cited you and Maxx as to why this board doesn't have the type of informed discussions abt music that we should have or once did.
>
>I didn't even bother reading the post I am replying to now, by
>the way. I'll probably never read another post by you again
>now that I know that you think Aaron Hall was bigger
>commercially than James Brown.

you and I know that's not true lmmao - I know you read every post/reply I make...sorry I can't say the same.
>
>I never respected your opinions on music to begin with... Now
>I'm thinking we should have built a wall around the Lesson
>before you came here.

yet you're always replying to me whether in the Lesson or in GD - so ain't no need in frontin. Mofo came in here to defend another poster smh...how lame can you be?!?!?. Maybe 'Dubc' was right: you are Maxx's mad servant huh lol. You post like just started listening to blk american music 8 mos. ago, you co-sign some of the dumbest ish Maxx says. foh...

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 03:33 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
85. "Least I know Gerald Levert didn't sell more records than Stevie."
In response to Reply # 84


  

          

*shrug*


(made this reply without even reading yours, but I'm sure it still applies. In fact, I know it's a suitable response to anything you say on ANY subject)

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 04:31 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
87. "I don't want any parts of this argument - but... please stop. "
In response to Reply # 84
Fri Jul-06-12 04:58 PM by Artful Dodger

          

Aaron hall more successful than James Brown?

Guy more successful than Stevie Wonder - Stevie only had a few platinum albums? You are kidding right?

Did your Ebony/Jet subscription start in 88 and end in 93?

lol.. I kid vee - just trying to lighten the mood.

I'm not down for the D hate either tho - I feel like it's been really hard to understand. To comment on his return concerts - I understand that was a huge moment and I expect those types of things.

But to argue on and on about the myth of D'angelo or the way folks dissected his two songs on BET... just kind of confused the hell out of me. Yes he's not the D'angelo from 2000... but so what?

Can we get that full review of the show? I love what I'm hearing
and I know youtube aint doing no justice.

Thanks everyone (everyone) - and damn who knew one man could be responsible for countless hate posts and yet somehow still trick everyone into knowing half the album beforehand. It's genius.

Sidenote: If you haven't figured it out by now Maxx is theee funniest motherfucker around. Like get that dude a show ASAP.

I mean is RKelly the King of Coon - why yes, yes he is.
In the past he wore those corny Bobby Brown/Julie from TimeLife headphones - in 2012 he wears white ones. smh. Dear lord.
I dunno. Smh

but I try not to miss one Maxx post ever - dude be having me in tears yo.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                    
vee-lover
Member since Jul 30th 2007
20388 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 06:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
88. "eitjher you didn't read the post or you just don't understand the point"
In response to Reply # 87


  

          

I was making...

out of all the artists I listed btw contemporary r&b acts vs soul r&b acts, which sold the most records (collectively)

Only the idiot Afcap tried to make it abt Aaron Hall vs Stevie or Gerald Levert vs Donny Hathaway...

again, as a whole, who sold the most records between the two types of r&b acts?

Stevie's recording career spans abt 5 decades and out of all the material he has, go and check how many platinum albums he's had?

how abt Marvin Gaye?

oh and how many platinum albums does the great Sly Stone have?

did Donny Hathaway have a list of platunum and double platinum albums before his untimely death?

now go check and see how many units the vast majority of contemporary r&b acts I listed sold?

grassrootsphilosopher

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                        
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 05:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
126. "trust we all know how he can get down - but - he's right here."
In response to Reply # 88
Sat Jul-07-12 05:40 PM by Artful Dodger

          

That comment whether taken in groups or artist to artist..

were not more successful than the list of icons you provided.

everyone you named in the second list sold very well and went platinum time and time again. Not to mention were huge cross over successes...

hell Stevie trumps everyone on that first list alone. That's a fact.

Not to mention there isn't one artist in the first list that saw the success of Marvin's "What's Goin On". In fact they were the biggest artists in the world - hell even Secret Life of Plants did remarkably well (My fav Stevie album actually but that's me being a music nerd lol). That comment doesn't hold up.

Maybe I'm just missing your point?

Everything else however I agree - the D'angelo hate is strange, weird, and nonsensical at this point.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                            
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:04 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
129. "You not even talked about what they sold in concert tickets"
In response to Reply # 126
Sat Jul-07-12 06:08 PM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

What they made in merchandising... licensing... publishing...

There is NO way to slice it where such a statement is acceptable. It's just plain ignorant, no two ways about it.

Not to mention that directly comparing the sales figures of artists in the SoundScan era to those in the pre-SoundScan era is an extremely contentious proposition.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                
Jakob Hellberg
Member since Apr 18th 2005
9763 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
131. "While he's wrong as fuck, I *think* i can understand what he's getting a..."
In response to Reply # 129


          

Basically, in the context of *now*, those legendary and platinum-selling (not to mention cross-over friendly in some cases-I have never even heard of Peabo Bryson or Levert outside of this board and some mentions in old issues of Blues&Soul; these are ''har4dcore'' R&B acts. Meanwhile, EVERYONE knows Stevie or Marvin) 70's acts sound more like "alternative'' soul or R&B, more like neo-soul essentially in terms of instrumentation, arrangements, aesthetics etc. (NOT catchiness, LOL!)

Of course, this is not really an excuse since the 70's was a very different time; a time when "Bitches Brew" went gold, prog-rock bands like ELP and Yes could get platinum albums by making side-long suites and where Steely Dan could get radio-play with uber-sophisticated chord-progressions and voicings but still... I can see what Vee is going for; it's just extremely revisionist and a symptom of the modern internet era where everything is easily available and for grabs but where context (something you could at least read about or learn if you didn't experience it) is irrelevant since ''everything'' is just there on the same terms44...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
133. "Oh, I understand all that too."
In response to Reply # 131


  

          

And I very well understood the mindset that informed his post in the first place, as I knew a lot of people like this back in the old neo-soul days... people who just discovered Donny Hathaway, Minnie Riperton and Sly Stone a year and a half ago and feel like listening to that music makes them members of a secret club or cult... who completely lack any kind of historical context, leading them to believe that these musicians were non-commercial cult artists and not the biggest stars of their day who scored big hits on the pop charts.

I remember that shit very well from 1999-2001. Just didn't know there were still people thinking like that in 2012. It's quite jarring.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                        
Jakob Hellberg
Member since Apr 18th 2005
9763 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 07:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
139. "Oh shit, he said prince"
In response to Reply # 133


          

I missed that. Unarguably the third biggest 80's *pop*-icon after MJ and Madonna (maybe he's even nr 2) and he was was less successful than Peabo Bryson or Levert or even fucking Jodeci (acts that noone outside of R&B fans cared about)... It's hilarious and the most revisionist-idiotic thing I ever read on this board...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                            
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 08:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
140. "hahaha... I could literally feel you having a heart attack dude... lol"
In response to Reply # 139


          

basically. I mean this is no way an attempt to beat up on Vee or anyone - but yeah that's pretty nuts. I would even say P was more successful than Madonna at his apex. 25 million is no joke. lol

Peabo Bryson - lol...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
134. "That last line sums everything - well said."
In response to Reply # 131


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                    
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 01:26 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
148. "see also: Motown's RIAA sales certifications."
In response to Reply # 131


  

          

i've heard the label didn't submit sales figures to the RIAA to get platinum and gold plaques for many/any of its releases in the 60s and 70s.

if he's comparing the platinum/gold discs among Motown acts w/those held by those other acts it may be possible to get confused.

but i dunno about this either b/c Motown did seek certification for SITKOL and it's been certified diamond. how many acts on the other list (Guy 'nem) have a diamond plaque?

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 07:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
138. "Right, right - that's total truth there. I mean one name from list 2"
In response to Reply # 129


          

is enough money to shut down list one. lol. I'm kidding.. but not really.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                                
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 08:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
142. "right, right. Exactly. Even Stevie's 60s catalogue trumps that list."
In response to Reply # 129


          

So we don't even want to talk publishing and licensing. hahaha..

and concerts? Man we could take arguably Stevie's last stand - Hotter than July - the tour and it trumps everyone on that list. hahaha..

I still think Vee was trying to point out something else - sometimes online posting can get lost in translation.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Jakob Hellberg
Member since Apr 18th 2005
9763 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 08:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
141. "What does the total amount of albums Stevie has have to do with anything..."
In response to Reply # 81


          

His pre 70's Motown albums aren't highly rated at all (unfairly so IMO). If Stevie's career started with "Music of my mind" and he would have died after "Songs...", he would STILL have been bigger than everyone in your list. You fucked up-just own up to it...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
ninjitsu
Member since Oct 07th 2011
4151 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 03:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
174. "goddamn, i even think you're a fucking idiot when we agree."
In response to Reply # 73


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:20 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
48. "look how long R. Kelly been in the game and he still lip syncing"
In response to Reply # 44


  

          

and using pre-recorded vocal tracks during his concert...

all that time and still ain't bringing it real and all the way live on stage...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
50. "lets See R.Kelly is Lebron James to D'angelo's harold Minor"
In response to Reply # 48


          

you know who got the Jewelry, stats, longevity and dominance period.

you know who is a myth and is delusional as David Copperfield in the mind about his so called place in music.

R.kelly throws down live, if Kellz wants to rock it with a band, don't you know he would have D'angelo doing the "jungle Ever" Gator dance to Kellz yelling Mama there goes that Man with the Mask on, Hands down and Mask on.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
51. "you corny maxx..... and you shook..."
In response to Reply # 50


  

          

D' brings that funk on stage... Kells is doing poppy sing-a-longs with track over dubs..


  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:03 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
53. "D'mumblo is corny yo and a myth of your imagination"
In response to Reply # 51


          

turkey got a corny set list and he doesn't have a clue about being a soul man let alone what he is suppose to be doing.

this turkey is like a Used car salesman without the keys to open the car and get it started.

this was cute about 10 years ago, however this turkey is stuck in park and can't start the engine and his show might cool for a living in a time warp, however it ain't gonna fly.

oh Kellz has done played live a plenty of times and he wipes the floor on D'angelo.

Kellz packed places in Africa Yo, D'angelo would be lucky to pack a Ben and jerry's

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 11:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
66. "one thing D is not all that funky though"
In response to Reply # 51
Fri Jul-06-12 11:50 AM by Tim The Creator

          

>D' brings that funk on stage... Kells is doing poppy
>sing-a-longs with track over dubs..
>
>
>

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:04 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
68. "you don't know what's funky and what isn't....lolol."
In response to Reply # 66


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
70. "lol, funk is not dangelo strong suit"
In response to Reply # 68
Fri Jul-06-12 12:26 PM by Tim The Creator

          

I understand you just got back from concert and all, and you feeling good, got a little D'fender patch on your sleeve, but funk is not dudes strong suit, that is a no brainer


  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
71. "dude....you're a prince fanatic who is confused into thinking "
In response to Reply # 70


  

          

that makes you know sumthin about music...

you became a Prince fan probably really late into Prince's career...

you're real limited dude...you honestly should avoid these types of conversations because you come across really clueless..

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
72. "like I said funk is not d'angelo strung suit"
In response to Reply # 71
Fri Jul-06-12 01:23 PM by Tim The Creator

          

go cry in the corner

like old nigga only win on a message board about music about other old ass niggas playing old ass funk songs and homage tracks

funk aint D'angelo strong suit
even Elmo can see that shit

u dont need no knowitallnigga bro science degree





>that makes you know sumthin about music...
>
>you became a Prince fan probably really late into Prince's
>career...
>
>you're real limited dude...you honestly should avoid these
>types of conversations because you come across really
>clueless..

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
74. "dude...you're a Prince groupie talking about "old ass niggas""
In response to Reply # 72


  

          

who keeps changing his log in because people are already hip to your tired uninformed posts..

none of your log-ins knows shit Little X......lolol.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                        
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
79. "D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows..."
In response to Reply # 74


  

          

I'm cool with Maxx and all be he comes out of looney left field sometimes....and little X is just a loon...

but here you are running with them all in the name of D'Hate...

very funny in a disturbing type of way..

You cool with how this all makes you look??? honestly.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                            
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
80. "RE: D'Angelo hate makes for strange bed fellows..."
In response to Reply # 79


  

          

It's kinda hard to reconcile with the D' hate after seeing that show though. Like, Sugah Daddy jams HARD live and youtube doesn't do anything much justice. And R. Kelly and D' occupy completely different vibes and all that. If nothing else, someone gotta admire D' for trying really really hard with trying to have a band, a legit band. .

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
AlBundy
Member since May 27th 2002
9621 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:57 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
52. "what about the fact Kelly lip syncs?"
In response to Reply # 50


  

          

and has no real instrumental chops?

-------------------------
“The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just like…crazy nigga factory going on.”
Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never did.”-- Andre B

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:06 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
54. "Kellz can sing/sang live and can throw down on the Piano"
In response to Reply # 52


          

Kellz can play and sing Opera,Gospel, Pop, R&B and he can throw down.

Kellz is far more versatile than D'angelo would ever dream of being.

Kellz left him in the dust a long time except D Stans are afraid of acknowledging that.

there ain't nothing D'angelo can do as well as R.Kelly.

musically he ain't seeing the Kang.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
AlBundy
Member since May 27th 2002
9621 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:34 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
55. "why does he lip sync to backing tracks then?"
In response to Reply # 54


  

          

answer the question, brother

-------------------------
“The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just like…crazy nigga factory going on.”
Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never did.”-- Andre B

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:44 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
59. "everybody does"
In response to Reply # 55


          

you act like he is on a island by himself doing that?

fyi i have caught him singing and playing live plenty of times

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 12:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
69. "no they don't... he's not the only one who is doing it"
In response to Reply # 59


  

          

but he does it to a degree that to me you honestly can't rank him over artists who bring it all the way live..

kells plays it on the cheap live.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 02:11 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
149. "if Kellz wasn't badd he still wouldn't be talked about"
In response to Reply # 69


          

or hitting now I know that. and believe me he got enough folks who don't support him,however the fact the brother knows music means he sticks around and does his thing.

don't get it twisted He is up way up there with the all time greats IMO.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 11:53 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
67. "why is D'angelo still playing Syracuse 85 dress-up?"
In response to Reply # 55


          

>answer the question, brother
>
>-------------------------
>“The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just
>like…crazy nigga factory going on.”
>Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was
>young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never
>did.”-- Andre B

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
AlBundy
Member since May 27th 2002
9621 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 09:32 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
89. "no idea what that means"
In response to Reply # 67


  

          

but arent you little X?

-------------------------
“The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just like…crazy nigga factory going on.”
Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never did.”-- Andre B

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 05:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
128. "He meant Prince - Purple Rain tour - Syracuse 1985"
In response to Reply # 89


          

which when you think about it - is pretty clever and funny. lol.

Ya'll need to ease up on D man.

Frank Ocean live is like looking at a cardboard cut out
teaching you Economics 101. Tour sponsored by the IRS.

The Weeknd is is a flat/sharp note hitting mufucaka who looks like the audience is holding him captive and he doesn't know how it all happened.

- at least D'angelo gets down.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 11:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
182. "i know what you mean except d'angelo is stuck in 1986"
In response to Reply # 67


          

but i agree, turkey way too young to be a novelty relic,tribute act

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 01:36 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
56. "RE: Kellz can sing/sang live and can throw down on the Piano"
In response to Reply # 54


  

          

Seeing D' live last night though, it's hard not to be reinvigorated as a fan though. He legitimately...brought it. And he stands out quite a bit musically, as he's kinda doing his own esoteric thing, for better or worse.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

mistadobalina
Charter member
595 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:07 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
57. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Great effing show. The band is definitely tighter and tracks are far more developed - you can hear the difference in the new material especially. The Charade and Another Life (which feels like it could/should be a huge song) were unbelievable. The YouTube clips really don't do 'em justice.

I was really struck by how comfortable D looked w/the guitar. A huge leap forward from the European clips. He looked like he knew how to use it as part of his stage persona, like he's been playing it on stage for years.

Even the crowd was pretty decent (by LA standards), and brought some good energy. There seemed to be a good buzz in the air when the show let out, and only a handful of folks griping about not playing Untitled.

(BTW when did Jesse turn into Mr. Glass?)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 02:28 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
58. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

The current line-up if I ain't mistaken

The Vanguard:
D'Angelo - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Jesse Johnson - Lead Guitar
Isaiah Sharkey - Rhythm Guitar
Pino Palladino - Bass
Chris "Daddy" Dave - Drums
Cleo "Pookie" Sample - Keys
Ray Angry - Keys
Kendra Foster - Background Vocals
Jermaine Holmes - Background Vocals/ Percussion
Robert Lumzy - Background Vocals
Jack E. King - Background Vocals

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

slimpockets
Member since Jul 12th 2002
1417 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 11:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
90. "look bump all that...."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

WHO HAS THE RECORDING??!???!???! DROP THAT SHIT!!!!

"A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns"...Mario Puzo

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Fri Jul-06-12 11:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
91. "reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now.."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 03:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
92. "RE: reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now.."
In response to Reply # 91
Sat Jul-07-12 03:52 AM by Skit08

          

He did....but honestly being that it was a mostly female audience whose there to see a ripped up D from the Voodoo/Untitled era I don't think D connected with the audience in the way that I would've liked.It was like the BET performance really.

To appreciate D'Angelo and his performance set entirely you have to be a die hard music fan who appreciates when an artist like D lets the drummer or guitar player do his thing otherwise you are looking at his set like 0_o.I know I heard some people said that the Essence Crowd might've been a tricky one.

He reluctantly did Untitled it seemed. He did it sitting at his piano. I see it wasn't included in his L.A. set list so me thinks someone told him that it was essential he did the song on top of the new material with this audience. I got kinda nervous for him as the women started to scream when the song started, but he managed to stand up and thank the audience and went back to the piano lol.


Seemed like the celebs and industry folks in attendance were more into it than anyone else lol. Just my observation.Every single one of them were standing up. I thought that was interesting.


And THEN you had D perform after Trey Songz?!!? I thought that was a mistake. Trey sucks live, but I would want the audience (made up of horny women) to clean their palate out before another R&B hearthrob who wants to rock out and not be looked at as a male stripper on stage lol.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 12:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
98. "RE: reports are that D rippin the Essence stage up right now.."
In response to Reply # 92


          

Reviews from Essence aren't good at all. "D'Angelo disappoints" It did lack.

These new artists (including him) need to learn that you have to come out with a BANG at the start of your introduction.His stage presence lacks to me. His band is good, but they need to polish themselves up more if they want to play to stadium like venues.

When I re-examine the performance I don't think he was ready for a crowd like Essence. Not this soon.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 12:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
99. "yeah saw that.... trey songz ripped it and D' dissapointed...lolol."
In response to Reply # 98


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 12:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
100. "You seem to imply that that's not possible."
In response to Reply # 99


  

          

I mean, I already know what you're going to say about "artists who bring it real and raw" and "all the way live on stage" but the fact is that just because you are playing with a live band does not automatically make your performance good.

Say what you will about Trey Songz, but he ENTERTAINS. He engages the audience and gives them their money's worth. He doesn't mumble to himself like he's singing in his bathroom.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
101. "But damn, I just went and read that review..."
In response to Reply # 100


  

          

They actually described him as "former R&B star D'Angelo"


That's cold, man... Not sure that was necessary.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
103. "RE: You seem to imply that that's not possible."
In response to Reply # 100


          

Are you KIDDING ME about Trey Songz?!!?!? He absolutely SUCKS live.That was my first time seeing him, but other folks feel the same way having seen him on other occasions.

And if you're gonna go by crowd participation of mostly horny black women, he could literally do ANYTHING on the stage and they will scream and holler.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
106. "The live clips I've seen of him, he seemed to put on a good show"
In response to Reply # 103


  

          

But hey... It's definitely not something I'm going to pick up a sword to defend; I'm not a fan of him and I think he sucks on a number of levels.

Still, it's entertaining to me the way some D fans appear convinced that it is impossible for D'Angelo to put on a mediocre or poor set... It's always the fault of the audience, you know? They're not smart enough, cultured enough to "get" his genius. Or something.

Anyway, here's what the review had to say about D's set:

"Where ya been?:

Sandwiched between two forces of nature - Trey Songz and closing headliner Charlie Wilson - was something of a natural disaster: one-time neo-soul star D'Angelo, making his first major concert appearance in a dozen years. The crowd that had been played so masterfully by Songz largely turned stony when D'Angelo and his eight-piece band launched into their dense stew of funk, soul and R&B. Clad in a black leather vest and sporting bulging biceps, the 38-year-old Virginia-native tried gamely to evoke the spirits of James Brown and Prince with his occasional choreography, wicked falsetto runs, screams and spiky musical arrangements. But the material was lacking as the set list included several new songs that were unfamiliar to most of the audience and a number of tunes from his '90s heyday that had been forgotten, such as Chicken Grease and Playa Playa. The crowd finally responded to 2000 hit Untitled (How Does It Feel) but was left disappointed by the omission of Brown Sugar."

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 11:40 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
166. "Trey Songz is awful....especially live...."
In response to Reply # 100


  

          

dude's voice is super thin and the extras he puts on it is.....really almost disturbing...

He has tons of fans though and I'm sure they enjoy his show....nothing against them but I don't see any real musical value..in terms of what I look for in a live artist to Trey Songz...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
102. "RE: yeah saw that.... trey songz ripped it and D' dissapointed...lolol."
In response to Reply # 99


          

That USA Today "review" based his or her thoughts solely on crowd participation. Whatever. Trey Songz SUCKED.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
107. "...and crowd participation doesn't count for anything?"
In response to Reply # 102


  

          

A good performer should be able to engage the audience to some degree, even when the material is not all that familiar... Wouldn't you concur?

You yourself said that with an audience of horny Black women, that you could do ANYTHING and they would scream. Apparently, D didn't even meet that low threshold. Meanwhile, Uncle Charlie, damn near 60 years old, rocked the place.... so you know it's not just about taking off your shirt to reveal rock-hard abs.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
110. "RE: ...and crowd participation doesn't count for anything?"
In response to Reply # 107


          

It does.....but to a certain extent. For a cat like Trey he relies on other theatrics on stage (instead of charisma and raw energy), like taking his shirt off. Also he's one of the "it" R&B boys right now, so the crowd of late-teens, early 20-somethings will go crazy whatever he does on stage.


And yes, Charlie turned them all out, but please don't get skewed by that USA Today review.Trey is NOT a good live performer, not in the least bit.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
113. "Does this describe the Essence crowd, though?"
In response to Reply # 110


  

          

>so the crowd of late-teens, early
>20-somethings will go crazy whatever he does on stage.

Not asking rhetorically or anything, I really want to know... Because it's been a while since I kept up with Essencefest, but last I checked it was ladies in their late 20s-early 40s.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
115. "RE: Does this describe the Essence crowd, though?"
In response to Reply # 113


          

Not anymore...it ranges now. With someone like Trey Songz you will have more of a younger female set in attendance.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
130. "didn't D'angelo do the same thing for Voodoo?"
In response to Reply # 110


          

>It does.....but to a certain extent. For a cat like Trey he
>relies on other theatrics on stage (instead of charisma and
>raw energy), like taking his shirt off. Also he's one of the
>"it" R&B boys right now, so the crowd of late-teens, early
>20-somethings will go crazy whatever he does on stage.
>
>
>And yes, Charlie turned them all out, but please don't get
>skewed by that USA Today review.Trey is NOT a good live
>performer, not in the least bit.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
104. "LOL @ Roland Martin's critique....."
In response to Reply # 91


  

          

Hit up his facebook page for the response to these posts. Maaaaaaaaaan.......LOL!!

Roland Martin
11 hours ago via mobie
I hope D'Angelo is watching @imcharliewilson's #essencefest set. THIS is how u set the joint off! Gotta have more than 3 hits, baby!

Roland Martin
11 hours ago via mobile
My point is simple: when you step on the main stage, you better bring it! Your history/potential don't matter. It's what you do TONIGHT!

Roland Martin
11 hours ago via mobile
Let me help y'all D'Angelo lovers out. In the history of concerts, folks always judge one set compared to the next. So stop trippin!

Roland Martin
11 hours ago via mobile
When they had the Motown Revue, all of the acts tried to outdo each other. The challenge was about raising the stakes!


Roland Martin
11 hours ago via mobile
In Sam Cooke's biography, even the gospel acts measured their sets by who destroyed the room. Stop acting brand new!

Roland Martin
14 hours ago via mobile
He's trying. But D'Angelo ain't setting the Mercedes Benz SuperDome on fire. He need to sing some covers of hits...quick! #essencefest

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
105. "RE: LOL @ Roland Martin's critique....."
In response to Reply # 104


          

I can't stand Roland, but he's right, word for word. I'm talking specifically about the Essence "crowd" and if that's who they/him still want him to market to.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
109. "right!!!"
In response to Reply # 105


  

          

You're supposed to KILL IT in front of THAT audience!!!
Especially following Trey Songz...Come on SOn
The YODA's wouldn't allow that shit!!!
Prince following a Trey Songz would have made sure no one knew his name after he left the stage.

........and no Brown Sugar is baffling me...dude you don't have a Prince like catalog to omit your ace in the hole especially with that arrangement.

SMH..
Man I feel like Billy Sparks typing this shit...lol

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
112. "RE: right!!!"
In response to Reply # 109


          

Yeah, not having Brown Sugar was baffling. Untitled was performed a bit half-assed. I suspect that someone literally had to force him to put it on the setlist.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:33 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
108. "I cannot say he is not talking realness."
In response to Reply # 104


  

          

I kinda cringe to read such reviews, though... I mean, I'm just some dickbag having fun on a message board taking down D and ticking off his fans. But the truth is that I want that dude to win... I love a good redemption story like that. But he has got to get serious about the game.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
111. "fire everyone and get Maxwell's '09 comeback crew"
In response to Reply # 108


  

          

He did it RIGHT!!

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 01:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
114. "Maxwell did do it right."
In response to Reply # 111


  

          

and that becomes even more clear in retrospect.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 04:09 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
185. "RE: Maxwell did do it right."
In response to Reply # 114


  

          

He sold a bunch of albums but I saw him live and he was just alright, I enjoyed D'angelo's show in Paris more. When I saw Maxwell, his voice was good but kind of weak and he kept trying to make the audience sing part they were waiting for him to sing ... The atmosphere was definitely better at D's show.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Luke Cage
Member since Dec 14th 2005
3047 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
145. "That's actually a really great point"
In response to Reply # 111


  

          

and a very fair comparison rather than trying to compare D to the legends of the past comparing him to one of his contemporaries who also left the scene for a significant amount of time is very appropriate. Back in the mid to late 90's I was a much bigger fan of D'angelo's music over Maxwell's. I dug Maxwell but nowhere near the level that I liked D'angelo's music. Maxwell with his 2009 comeback actually made me go back and revisit his earlier catalog and appreciate it even more. He put on a great live show and seemed to truly be having fun on stage and happy to be back in the public's eye. If I had to compare the 2 comebacks to this point Maxwell is killing D. He released a really great album and put on a great, entertaining live show that left people buzzing about it for weeks.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 05:18 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
150. "the diff between maxwell and dangelo"
In response to Reply # 145
Sun Jul-08-12 05:31 AM by GumDrops

  

          

is that maxwell isnt as precious. and hes always flirted more with contemp R&B than dangelo, so you know he doesnt mind 'lowering' himself to sound a bit current.

dangelo is more uncompromising so hes going to do (silly? or daring?) things like leave out his first big hit, which would have gone down well with a swarm of adult essence readers who are going to need to be warmed up to a guy they havent seen in ten years, no matter how much they loved untitled.

but he isnt that kind of guy whos going to come out and try and crowd please, or 'kill' a crowd, ESPECIALLY not when in the middle of two other artists, one a legend (which dangelo isnt), the other riding a big hit right now (which dangelo def doesnt have). in case anyone whos been following him on this board hasnt realised, dangelo isnt exactly great at competition or working under pressure lol. hes obv retreated more into himself over the past decade which is why though i like the sound of the new songs, theres something a bit 'dug up from the past' about them, its like nothings changed and were still in 2000 - which is cool in a way, hes not being trendy, and its just good to hear him again, but you sort of expect something a bit more. more than anything, he should have come out with a new look at least.

i would have advised a diff set for this crowd - older artists knew how to switch it up depending on the venue/audience - and if he could do a diff set for bonaroo, youd think he and his crew would know how to play to an essence audience (even if hes said a million times about his reservations about playing to all-women crowds).

imo he really needs to stop with this prince-style teasing piano medley stuff though. he hasnt earned that yet, sorry dangelo fans.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 06:21 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
153. "*likes*"
In response to Reply # 150


  

          

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 06:44 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
154. "I'm glad someone else is pointing out the piano part"
In response to Reply # 150


  

          

Watching the Essence festival 'Untitled'was cringe
I thought he was about to throw the chair or pull out the old "is your man fine" routine

Instead of working on his black god guitar skills because those prince googly eyes and come ons only works for prince
He should have worked on his stage presence
Like I would have been impressed if Quest said he caught him spinning around and grabbing the mike like Joe Tex...LOL

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 08:05 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
157. "the yoda stuff is pretty yawn at this point"
In response to Reply # 154


  

          

if they still have to talk about his idols SIXTEEN YEARS on, at least come up with some new yodas. tell me youve extended the yoda pantheon! even if its just little richard or bo diddley or someone (which would fit with all the new black guitar god hype)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
El_essence
Charter member
24899 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 10:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
163. "the stepping away from the piano thing seems really forced."
In response to Reply # 150


  

          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                            
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 10:39 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
164. "yeah im not sure ive ever really bought him as a showman"
In response to Reply # 163
Sun Jul-08-12 10:45 AM by GumDrops

  

          

he still seems more of a sit behind the piano kind of guy

i think the motivation to try and be a jb/prince kinda guy was that he felt he *had* to so he could claim that heritage, more than cos he wanted to

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                
MISTA MONOTONE
Member since Jan 30th 2004
58562 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 09:32 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
207. "EXACTLY. he needs to sit his ass down and play pi-ana."
In response to Reply # 164
Mon Jul-09-12 09:33 PM by MISTA MONOTONE

  

          

>he still seems more of a sit behind the piano kind of guy
>
>i think the motivation to try and be a jb/prince kinda guy was
>that he felt he *had* to so he could claim that heritage, more
>than cos he wanted to
>

he looks forced and unnatural everywhere else on the stage. and that's okay. not everybody is a showman. play to your strengths. sit yo ass down, play the piano and sing your fucking face off.

edit: AND if you got Jesse Johnson playing guitar, the fuck you need to touch that shit for? have a seat, fam.

------------------------------------------
latest mixtape:
https://www.mixcloud.com/mistamonotone/music-to-smack-motherfckers-to/

mistamonotone - taboo
http://mistamonotone.bandcamp.com/album/taboo

@mistamonotone
IG: mistamonotone

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                                    
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Tue Jul-10-12 03:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
212. "if its ok for ray charles and stevie to sit down "
In response to Reply # 207


  

          

than dangelo (ok so hes not blind) should be able to just sit down and play too - i cant think of many modern R&B examples but chris martin plays piano and gets animated so im sure dangelo could

he can stand and play guitar if he wants (even if hes about as good as dre3000 and madonna, lets be honest lol)

but im not convinced about his wannabe JB routine


  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 02:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
116. "NYT Review of the Essence Show (Swipe)"
In response to Reply # 91


  

          

LOL and ROTFL @ When he started playing “Chicken Grease,” he asked the crowd to yell the name of the song. “It’s been 12 years,” I heard behind me. “Why would we remember?”


At Essence Music Festival, a Mercurial D’Angelo
By BEN RATLIFF

Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune, via Associated Press
D’Angelo performed at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday night.
NEW ORLEANS — The R&B singer D’Angelo came back from 12 years of silence with a run of concerts in Europe earlier this year. Those performances, easily findable online, are as layered and complicated as they were in 2000, full of temporary full-group vamps that establish themselves and disappear, colored through with his chattering and hollering vocals. They prove, within minutes or seconds, that his talent hasn’t gone away. But his re-entry before American audiences may be trickier.

That’s the anecdotal evidence, anyway, from the middle of the crowd on Friday night here at the Essence Music Festival, which runs through the weekend in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome. Friday was not D’Angelo’s first American comeback: he appeared in a surprise all-covers jam session at the Bonnaroo festival on June 10, performed before a sympathetic audience on July 1 on the televised BET Awards show, and played a last-minute booking at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 4. But it was his first comeback concert promoted extensively in advance.

By and large, the crowd in New Orleans didn’t seem to want him to be the mercurial D’Angelo of “Voodoo,” the album just before the disappearance. They wanted the more concise D’Angelo from the mid-’90s: the bringer of funk satisfaction who wrote songs with singalong phrases like “Brown Sugar.” But he was mercurial anyway, thrillingly so.


He played for about an hour and 15 minutes, most of it unbroken; if you’ve heard audio or watched video of those European concerts from January and February, you’d have recognized Friday’s show as pulled from the same intense heap of songs, riffs, and teases. He appeared in all black — including leather vest, fedora, and motorcycle boots — singing the phrase “call on me,” and extended it with the line “in a minute-oh,” which his backup singers took over and repeated; then he picked up his guitar and the band trickled into the mysterious mid-tempo funk of “Playa Playa,” from “Voodoo.”

That fed into the Roberta Flack song “Feel Like Makin’ Love”; a new song which his set lists are calling “Ain’t That Easy”; “Devil’s Pie” and “Chicken Grease,” from “Voodoo”; “Really Love,” another new one, drowsy, hazy, and minimal, sung in falsetto all the way through. (When he started playing “Chicken Grease,” he asked the crowd to yell the name of the song. “It’s been 12 years,” I heard behind me. “Why would we remember?”) Next: a jazz guitar solo, by one of his two lead guitarists, Isaiah Sharkey. The audience shifted, squinted, waited to be impressed.

Thirty-five minutes so far, still no break, and hardly a word to the fans. This was really good D’Angelo, and also very different from any other set that had been heard all night — acts from the non-hip-hop American black-music spectrum, aimed primarily toward grown females. (The festival, running continuously since 1995, has been sponsored by Essence Magazine, and plays to the publication’s demographic.) Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, SWV, Marsha Ambrosius — they’d delivered songs and a concise persona. D’Angelo was more interested in vamps, evasions, elaborations, sketches, extensions. At the core, he’s an improviser.

After a 15-minute version of another mid-’90s song, with drum and guitar solos, the band walked off without a word. “He better do ‘Brown Sugar,’” I heard a few ladies say around the 50-minute mark. Well, would he? D’Angelo returned, sat down alone at the electric piano, and played a few bars of “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” another hit — then got up and smiled mischievously, relishing the tension it provoked. (He did play it through, but it wasn’t a showstopper.) Then another old one, “Lady,” and a new one, “Sugah Daddy,” stretched out long, with multiple false endings and James Brownisms — “put your hands together/come on, stomp your feet-tah.” And he was done. No “Brown Sugar.

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 05:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
124. "again funk is not D'angelo's strong suit"
In response to Reply # 116


          




>LOL and ROTFL @ When he started playing “Chicken Grease,” he
>asked the crowd to yell the name of the song. “It’s been 12
>years,” I heard behind me. “Why would we remember?”
>
>
>At Essence Music Festival, a Mercurial D’Angelo
>By BEN RATLIFF
>
>Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune, via Associated Press
>D’Angelo performed at the Essence Music Festival in New
>Orleans on Friday night.
>NEW ORLEANS — The R&B singer D’Angelo came back from 12 years
>of silence with a run of concerts in Europe earlier this year.
>Those performances, easily findable online, are as layered and
>complicated as they were in 2000, full of temporary full-group
>vamps that establish themselves and disappear, colored through
>with his chattering and hollering vocals. They prove, within
>minutes or seconds, that his talent hasn’t gone away. But his
>re-entry before American audiences may be trickier.
>
>That’s the anecdotal evidence, anyway, from the middle of the
>crowd on Friday night here at the Essence Music Festival,
>which runs through the weekend in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.
>Friday was not D’Angelo’s first American comeback: he appeared
>in a surprise all-covers jam session at the Bonnaroo festival
>on June 10, performed before a sympathetic audience on July 1
>on the televised BET Awards show, and played a last-minute
>booking at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 4. But it
>was his first comeback concert promoted extensively in
>advance.
>
>By and large, the crowd in New Orleans didn’t seem to want him
>to be the mercurial D’Angelo of “Voodoo,” the album just
>before the disappearance. They wanted the more concise
>D’Angelo from the mid-’90s: the bringer of funk satisfaction
>who wrote songs with singalong phrases like “Brown Sugar.” But
>he was mercurial anyway, thrillingly so.
>
>
>He played for about an hour and 15 minutes, most of it
>unbroken; if you’ve heard audio or watched video of those
>European concerts from January and February, you’d have
>recognized Friday’s show as pulled from the same intense heap
>of songs, riffs, and teases. He appeared in all black —
>including leather vest, fedora, and motorcycle boots — singing
>the phrase “call on me,” and extended it with the line “in a
>minute-oh,” which his backup singers took over and repeated;
>then he picked up his guitar and the band trickled into the
>mysterious mid-tempo funk of “Playa Playa,” from “Voodoo.”
>
>That fed into the Roberta Flack song “Feel Like Makin’ Love”;
>a new song which his set lists are calling “Ain’t That Easy”;
>“Devil’s Pie” and “Chicken Grease,” from “Voodoo”; “Really
>Love,” another new one, drowsy, hazy, and minimal, sung in
>falsetto all the way through. (When he started playing
>“Chicken Grease,” he asked the crowd to yell the name of the
>song. “It’s been 12 years,” I heard behind me. “Why would we
>remember?”) Next: a jazz guitar solo, by one of his two lead
>guitarists, Isaiah Sharkey. The audience shifted, squinted,
>waited to be impressed.
>
>Thirty-five minutes so far, still no break, and hardly a word
>to the fans. This was really good D’Angelo, and also very
>different from any other set that had been heard all night —
>acts from the non-hip-hop American black-music spectrum, aimed
>primarily toward grown females. (The festival, running
>continuously since 1995, has been sponsored by Essence
>Magazine, and plays to the publication’s demographic.) Trey
>Songz, Keyshia Cole, SWV, Marsha Ambrosius — they’d delivered
>songs and a concise persona. D’Angelo was more interested in
>vamps, evasions, elaborations, sketches, extensions. At the
>core, he’s an improviser.
>
>After a 15-minute version of another mid-’90s song, with drum
>and guitar solos, the band walked off without a word. “He
>better do ‘Brown Sugar,’” I heard a few ladies say around the
>50-minute mark. Well, would he? D’Angelo returned, sat down
>alone at the electric piano, and played a few bars of
>“Untitled (How Does It Feel),” another hit — then got up and
>smiled mischievously, relishing the tension it provoked. (He
>did play it through, but it wasn’t a showstopper.) Then
>another old one, “Lady,” and a new one, “Sugah Daddy,”
>stretched out long, with multiple false endings and James
>Brownisms — “put your hands together/come on, stomp your
>feet-tah.” And he was done. No “Brown Sugar.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
93. "I have the feeling this album is going to be really good"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Jrod Indigo
Member since Aug 01st 2003
126 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 02:52 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
120. "RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good"
In response to Reply # 93


          

It Will be. That's why a lot of the heads stuck on the past are gonna hate. This album is not for them. It's for real music lovers. Anyone who loves Fishbone, P Funk, and many other forms of non traditional black music will get stoked on his new thing.

Jrod Indigo

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
121. "RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good"
In response to Reply # 120


  

          

D' and his band doing Donuts (intro): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPpNTi07nQ8

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
G_The_SP
Member since Dec 12th 2005
2413 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
132. "RE: I have the feeling this album is going to be really good"
In response to Reply # 121


  

          

Man when they jumped into this I was thrown into a state of shock... I was frozen. That was a hell of a show.

~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~* * *~
http://soundcloud.com/griff-x
http://atribecalledx.com
http://twitter.com/IamGriffX

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
135. "Man this show was HOT - thanks for "
In response to Reply # 121
Sat Jul-07-12 06:57 PM by Artful Dodger

          

That review of the Essence Festival seems like someone who was rooting for him to fail - i could be wrong but if Essence was anything like LA man... then how on earth could Trey Songs beat this out? I also noticed how this show was glossed over as well as the enthusiasm over Bonaroo.

Honestly from all the shows I have seen on youtube (outside of the BET performance) - he's been doing his thing.

Thank you for posting Donuts - this shit is great. He destroyed this.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 06:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
136. "Two reviews have been posted in here, though"
In response to Reply # 135


  

          

and the second one (NY Times) was clearly written by someone who is a BIG D'Angelo fan... and as much as he sort of disses the audience for not getting the complexity of D's new music, he also makes it pretty clear that D offered a pretty lackluster, unengaging performance, not addressing the audience or trying to draw them in any way.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 07:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
137. "Wow I didn't read the second - well maybe it wasn't a good fit"
In response to Reply # 136


          

I mean I for one clearly thought it was a good fit - although I was unaware of the lineup. Truth? Trey Songs is on fire and has been for the last five years maybe? Or it's simmering down but still on a downward helix(not sure I don't care about modern R&b haha like at all I'm sure you can feel that) and Mr. Wilson is .. .well Mr. Wilson.

D of course is dealing with two fairly current & successful artists despite Mr Wilson of course having many years behind him. I honestly would have thought D'angelo would have been top billing.

So two reviews on a bad night - okay. What about LA tho? LA sounds great, most of what I heard was positive if not really good. Bonnaroo was great as well - at least, received very well. The one reviewer only mentioned BET and Essence and it's crowd response. That doesn't seem very leveled.

The songs sound great to me in LA - better than Europe for sure.




  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
GumDrops
Charter member
26088 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 05:34 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
151. "i dont mind the 'dont care about the audience' thing"
In response to Reply # 136


  

          

>and the second one (NY Times) was clearly written by someone
>who is a BIG D'Angelo fan... and as much as he sort of disses
>the audience for not getting the complexity of D's new music,
>he also makes it pretty clear that D offered a pretty
>lackluster, unengaging performance, not addressing the
>audience or trying to draw them in any way.

but he needs to go all the way with it. like play with his back to the audience and make them all but hate him lol.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
mistermaxxx08
Member since Dec 31st 2010
16076 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 05:53 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
152. "the headlines said it all "MumBlo puts them to SleepO""
In response to Reply # 136


          

Mumblo was mumbling and then snores were louder than his screams and bored faces in places were like we bouts to tell you how it feels.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 06:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
155. "ROTFL"
In response to Reply # 152


  

          

Maxx you're killing me!!!
The jokes seem to write themselves when it comes to this subject though
I was dying when he was trying to get folks to sing along to Chicken Grease!!

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                        
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 09:44 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
159. "Yet when you see the Essence footage - they sound great"
In response to Reply # 152


          

shrugs.

I'll go with my ears fuck a review.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 04:31 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
122. "LMAO b/w SMH"
In response to Reply # 120
Sat Jul-07-12 05:03 PM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

>That's why a lot of the heads stuck on the past
>are gonna hate. This album is not for them. It's for real
>music lovers. Anyone who loves Fishbone, P Funk, and many
>other forms of non traditional black music will get stoked on
>his new thing.

You know, I've often said that one of D'Angelo's biggest problems is his fans. Not just the high-profile ones who pump out all this PR flack making him out to be the kind of musical giant that he can never live up to... but the rank and file fans are pretty obnoxious too, with their smug self-congratulation.

I think that's one of the things that irritates/motivates a lot of the "D haters"... the fact that the D'fenders can't just like the shit they like, they have to go out of their way to suggest (or sometimes striaght proclaim) that anybody who doesn't like he same shit isn't "a true music lover" or "can't feel live, funky music" or is a shallow pop-head or something.

I remember how mad folks got years ago when I said that people in the Lesson were not educated enough to understand Cody ChesnuTT, yet D'Angelo fans are given free rein to make comments like the one you just made.

EDIT: By the way, what makes P-Funk "non-traditional black music"? If anything, wouldn't it be *traditional*?

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Ally Al 2003
Member since Oct 02nd 2003
10529 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 05:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
127. "I agree with this and I'm a fan"
In response to Reply # 122


  

          


>You know, I've often said that one of D'Angelo's biggest
>problems is his fans. Not just the high-profile ones who pump
>out all this PR flack making him out to be the kind of musical
>giant that he can never live up to... but the rank and file
>fans are pretty obnoxious too, with their smug
>self-congratulation.
>
>I think that's one of the things that irritates/motivates a
>lot of the "D haters"... the fact that the D'fenders can't
>just like the shit they like, they have to go out of their way
>to suggest (or sometimes straight proclaim) that anybody who
>doesn't like he same shit isn't "a true music lover" or "can't
>feel live, funky music" or is a shallow pop-head or
>something.

they don't get that billing him as the second coming really does him no favours

also the whole he can play like Eddie/ Frank but he doesn't want to show it, he doesn't want the next black guitar god tag. Funny because every new publicity shot I've seen he is holding a guitar, I don't get it *shrugs*

.....
NEW PRINCE MIX : SHUT UP, ALREADY, JAM !!

http://allyal3.podOmatic.com

Check Mixcloud Also >> http://www.mixcloud.com/AllyAl3000/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Luke Cage
Member since Dec 14th 2005
3047 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
146. "I really don't get this"
In response to Reply # 127


  

          


>also the whole he can play like Eddie/ Frank but he doesn't
>want to show it, he doesn't want the next black guitar god
>tag. Funny because every new publicity shot I've seen he is
>holding a guitar, I don't get it *shrugs*


I've seen D play guitar years ago and I watched him play on the 4th and I just can't understand how anyone can claim that he's some great guitar player when he barely looks comfortable holding the instrument. Quest is someone that I respect immensely but I can't for the life of me understand why he keeps saying that D is this reluctant guitar hero.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 06:54 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
156. "Me neither"
In response to Reply # 127


  

          

He wants it
Just like he wanted the fame from 2000
His people have him believing in this shit as well
It's not a good look and it's not working
The ONLY thing that saved Voodoo from flopping was that video
And that ain't gonna work this time around!

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 05:25 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
125. "It's going to be good based of off what? "
In response to Reply # 93


          

?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 01:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
171. "just a guess...but probably based on the new songs he's"
In response to Reply # 125


  

          

performing...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 04:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
186. "what I've heard"
In response to Reply # 125


  

          

Im not seing people are going to like it and Im definitely not seing its going to be a classic but I like what I've heard so far, that's it.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 09:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
143. "Untitled @ Essence Video"
In response to Reply # 0


          

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5GwPsS5mnU

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sat Jul-07-12 09:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
144. "SDMF @ essence"
In response to Reply # 143


          

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVMGjzwKoGE

I dunno, with that band they should never have excuses
that was truly lackluster

what happened to D's personality?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 09:09 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
158. "RS Review of the Essence Set (Swipe)"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Heir-apparent to every iconic soul singer???? BAWAHAHAHAHA



D'Angelo Woos Stadium Crowd At Essence Fest

Rolling Stone – 21 hours ago

An impossibly high-pitched "aaahh" ascended from a churchy organ vamp, proclaiming D'Angelo’s arrival on the biggest stage he has played since his legendary Voodoo tour. Clad in rugged boots, leather vest and trademark tanktop (all black), he appeared with a perfect confidence and poise that belied his recently broken 12-year hiatus from the stage.
His performance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans has been anticipated as D'Angelo’s American comeback, but the reclusive R&B polymath has been unfolding a cautious return. It began this January with a short European club tour, which confirmed that he hadn’t lost an ounce of mojo. He also added a batch of new songs to his repertoire. The Essence show was the first US gig on the books, but he warmed up to his big night by jamming covers with "co-pilot" ?uestlove at Bonnaroo, playing a new song on TV for the BET Awards, and running through a full set – a dress rehearsal of sorts – on the 4th of July at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
So come Essence Fest, D'Angelo and his band of virtuoso studio pros (including Pino Palladino on bass and Chris "Daddy" Dave on the drums) were locked in tight. They articulated every breathy, rhythmic nuance from D'Angelo’s distinctive palate. One song instantly became another when D'Angelo clutched his fist – classic stage magic he picked up from his idols, or "yodas," as he calls them. The frequent falsetto yelps – "good God!" – suggested the night’s yoda du jour was James Brown, although his side-by-side guitar solos with Jesse Johnson (from the Time) found D playing at Prince as well.
D'Angelo coolly picked along to "Playa Playa" on guitar and sang a breezy take on Roberta Flack’s "Feel Like Makin' Love," embellished by the lush harmonies of his powerhouse backup vocalists. A new song known as "Ain’t That Easy" followed, featuring a chunky bass riff that gave way to some of D's most accessible melodies. He’s so comfortable playing the new material that it’s easy to hear the songs as centerpieces of future shows. He ditched the guitar for "Devil’s Pie," which freed up his body to muscularly saunter about the stage and viciously headbang with dynamo vocalist Kendra Foster. A sturdy "Chicken Grease" led into the gentle "Really Love," an unreleased song that ?uestlove leaked on Australian radio back in 2007, which featured D’s high-flying, taught falsetto accompanied by smooth guitar licks. The 70-minute festival set was brief for D’s shows, so many of the grooves were abbreviated. Yet one song that got completely deconstructed and jammed back together was "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker." The pleading opening verse was the band’s most intense, raw moment. As the song revved up, D and his singers stalked around the stage in a frenzy, resulting in some toppled drums.
Despite the spike in energy onstage, much of the crowd remained politely subdued. D'Angelo's set came between Trey Songz and Charlie Wilson, both of whom quickly had the mostly female, mostly adult Essence attendees on their feet. After Songz’ saccharine crooning, D'Angelo sounded downright unruly, almost abrasive. R&B is a nebulous descriptor, but D'Angelo's funk and soul abstractions highlighted how his approach to the genre is distinct from the festival’s other acts.
Still, he has one undeniable number, and it successfully ensnared the audience. Solo on piano, he abruptly banged out the opening chord to "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," and the energy in the Superdome immediately focused into a deafening flurry of screams. He stopped playing, stood up, shook his head, then flashed a cheeky grin. In perfect time, he gracefully returned to his infamous mega-hit, played beautifully and stripped bare. "Untitled" provided the crowd nostalgic pleasure that doubled as a gateway into the richness of D'Angelo's prodigious talents, if maybe a few songs too late. A well-timed "Lady" broke the slow jam spell, and he closed out with his superb new funk thumper, "Sugah Daddy." He rode his new groove until the show’s close, screaming, wailing, and frantically conducting the band’s final notes.
As the heir-apparent to practically every iconic soul singer, the pressure to finish his third studio album and get back on the road has been markedly high, but his solid performance on the big stage proves he has yet to flinch. The comeback will continue later this summer when D'Angelo tours with Mary J. Blige, Essence’s Saturday headliner. Just before D’s set, Blige commented on the upcoming tour to Rolling Stone, saying "I felt like it would be refreshing and fun for people to see him and Mary J. Blige on the road together." Their tour will make 20 stops in August.

Set List
Intro
"Playa Playa"
"Feel Like Makin’ Love"
"Ain’t That Easy"
"Devil’s Pie"
"Chicken Grease"
"Really Love"
"Shit, Damn, Motherfucker"
"Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
"Lady"
"Sugah Daddy"

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 09:48 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
160. "See - don't let reviews fool ya - he did his thing at Essence..."
In response to Reply # 158


          

I honestly think it comes down to two things

men: jealousy - they been waiting to hate

women: his looks... he's not the cut, svelt young man of yore so

Beyond that he sounded great man.

Ya'll kill me doggin him out but giving Frank Ocean/The Weeknd a pass and they are straight up karaoke night. smh.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 10:11 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
161. "LOL"
In response to Reply # 160


  

          

I know plenty of music heads (who are in bands and play instruments) who went to Essence and said that it wasn't bad but it sure wasn't great.

I dunno

Frank and The Weeknd:
Those cats are just doing their thing and that makes them ok in my book
Drake aint going around saying that he saw Weeknd do the drum pattern for 777-9311 on a fisher price drum set but he ain't gonna show anyone 'cuz he scared
or Tyler saying Frank can perform all the vocal parts to Adore note for note.

I dont have a problem with D'Angelo, the person and musician
As others have said, we want dude to do his thing
With that said, I have a major problem with his hype machine
and the folks who do this can't see the damage that it does
Always have and always will
Let D'Angelo be D'Angelo
not the heir-apparent to so and so
That shit really needs to stop
Hell.....even his contemporary Maxwell has his own lane in 2012

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
169. "haha I hear you that's true actually"
In response to Reply # 161


          

"Drake aint going around saying that he saw Weeknd do the drum pattern for 777-9311 on a fisher price drum set but he ain't gonna show anyone 'cuz he scared
or Tyler saying Frank can perform all the vocal parts to Adore note for note."

It seems like Questo got the message. I won't blame D'angelo for the action of others.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 10:13 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
162. "So a minute ago you were saying 'fuck reviews'"
In response to Reply # 160
Sun Jul-08-12 10:15 AM by AFKAP_of_Darkness

  

          

and now that you've found a review that's favorable, all of a sudden it's credible?

I don't know about that... That review was so gushingly ecstatic that it might as well have been a press release from D's camp (any review that reverentially evokes the word "Yodas" and declares D as "the heir to every iconic soul singer" is clearly some fan-wankery shit).

But I mean, you could turn it around on me and say that I seem willing to believe the negative reviews while I discount the positive ones... I dunno, but the personal fan responses I've seen on Facebook and Twitter give me the impression that it left something to be desired. Even many of the unabashed D fans are not necessarily saying it was "good," they are saying "Hey, he's been away 12 years... He's had problems... even Charlie Wilson had to struggle a bit before he found his groove again. Let that man grow."

I think that's fair.

>I honestly think it comes down to two things
>
>men: jealousy - they been waiting to hate
>
>women: his looks... he's not the cut, svelt young man of yore
>so
>
>Beyond that he sounded great man.
>
>Ya'll kill me doggin him out but giving Frank Ocean/The Weeknd
>a pass and they are straight up karaoke night. smh.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:05 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
167. "You are right I did and the third review proves my point even further"
In response to Reply # 162
Sun Jul-08-12 12:06 PM by Artful Dodger

          

The one review (the one I got a chance to read) of his Essence show seemed to clearly gloss over two positive to great performances (Bonnaroo and LA). Only highlighting the BET & Essence shows in a negative light - isn't exactly leveled coverage.

Yes I did say f a review - but this proves my point even further why I would - cause it's merely someone's opinion and depending on their headspace it could go from downright hateful to stannish.

Either way isn't a full fair representation - that's why I said F a review I'll just use my ears.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Skit08
Member since Jul 07th 2012
9 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 06:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
179. "RE: You are right I did and the third review proves my point even furthe..."
In response to Reply # 167


          

I've only seen one or two reviews that were accurate.I'm honestly questioning the "favorable" ones that are overrating the hell out of his Essence performance.

It tells me that many of the writers are die hard D'Angelo fans (much like I am...I'm rooting for him all the way) who are in denial of where D'Angelo is now because we have some top R&B dudes (Trey, Usher, Chris, etc...they are painfully average these days)who aren't giving us what D did back in the 90's and with Voodoo.We want him to be up there with the greats, to bring R&B "back"..howwver,I realized with the Essence performance that he's not *that* good despite the proclamations.

If you look at it from a critical, live music eye it was "ok." Not great, but ok. Disappointing? Like hell it was.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 11:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
180. "That doesn't describe me at all personally"
In response to Reply # 179


          

I don't believe anyone can save anything and there is alot of great music out there - I'm definitely not a D'angelo stan or over the top fan.

I just know the Essence show sounded good to my ears.

And also they failed to mention one great show and another really good one - Bonnaroo and LA.

That said - I hear you on the reviewers it can go from hate to stannish so either way isn't solid.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 08:20 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
188. "MJB & D?"
In response to Reply # 158


  

          

oh? ok.

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 11:18 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
189. "I know right - the perfect tour would have been Erica/D'angelo"
In response to Reply # 188


          

or even Lauryn...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
SoWhat
Charter member
154163 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 12:23 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
192. "MJB & D is pretty good too."
In response to Reply # 189
Mon Jul-09-12 12:23 PM by SoWhat

  

          

i'll take it.

fuck you.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:11 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
168. "Peeping the North Sea Jazz festival webast today.."
In response to Reply # 0
Sun Jul-08-12 12:34 PM by Warren Coolidge

  

          

http://radioplayer.omroep.nl/radio6/

not sure what time PST D performs though.....

probably get some good video out of this performance as the North Sea Jazz festival usually has audio and video archived after the festival...

they already have betty wright's set up from last night...pretty smokin http://programma.ntr.nl/nsjplayer?id=WO_NTR_024972

here's a video link through the Radio 6 site http://socialplayer.omroep.nl/radio/6

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
betelgeuse
Member since May 13th 2003
4747 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 12:35 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
170. "Supposed to start within the hour n/m"
In response to Reply # 168


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 03:07 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
173. "RE: Supposed to start within the hour n/m"
In response to Reply # 170
Sun Jul-08-12 03:08 PM by Vhien

  

          

He got there an hour late and the crowd boo'd (rightfully so). Yeah... That's not cool, D'. Not cool at all.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
revolution75
Member since May 07th 2003
3372 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 04:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
175. "did he redeem his self???"
In response to Reply # 173


  

          

Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 04:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
176. "Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo.......come on, D ??? *sigh*."
In response to Reply # 173


  

          

>He got there an hour late and the crowd boo'd (rightfully
>so). Yeah... That's not cool, D'. Not cool at all.


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 04:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
177. "wonder is this crowd is smart enough to get D'angelo."
In response to Reply # 176


          

>>He got there an hour late and the crowd boo'd (rightfully
>>so). Yeah... That's not cool, D'. Not cool at all.
>
>
>silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk
>http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/
>
>"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.
>
>He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.
>
>R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 04:19 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
187. "Is that a festival thing"
In response to Reply # 173


  

          

Cause 90% of the performer I've seen those past 2 years were at least 30 min late, Im not saying that's ok, it's good thing that people let the artist know that its not ok but I've never seen an audience act like this ...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Bombastic
Charter member
88861 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 11:39 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
190. "no, festivals are usually actually more on-schedule than regular shows"
In response to Reply # 187


  

          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Deluge
Charter member
64709 posts
Tue Jul-10-12 02:58 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
211. "Not at North Sea Jazz, they're really tight with theirs."
In response to Reply # 187


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Controversy1999
Member since Jan 28th 2012
103 posts
Sun Jul-08-12 01:17 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
172. "Ready for that new album"
In response to Reply # 0


          

Seriously ready for that new album!

A cousin of mine who lives in Europe saw a show on the tour and said it was great. I'm happy that the tour is cool. But new music is where it's really at. We've waited 12 years. It's time.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Crash Bandacoot
Member since May 13th 2003
9897 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 12:19 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
183. "this post is still going"
In response to Reply # 0


          

that guy must be pretty good to garner this much attention.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
AFKAP_of_Darkness
Charter member
84244 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 12:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
184. "Or not."
In response to Reply # 183


  

          

People also garner attention for being *not* that good. Or for being overpraised. Or for having unfulfilled potential, or massive hype.

_____________________

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/287/6/c/the_wire_lineup__huge_download_by_dennisculver-d30s7vl.jpg
The man who thinks at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life - Muhammed Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 12:17 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
191. "some video from North sea jazz fest"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUDMh4lB_8Q

Sugar Daddy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP1-eS5SClQ

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
urbgriot
Charter member
11445 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 02:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
193. "looking flabby in the wife beater"
In response to Reply # 191


          

and why his band looks so hodge podge
he just doesn't appear polished in any form..
I'm sure the band is tight and that they sound good..
But..
are you a crooner a la John Legend who is just gonna be stationary behind the piano..
Or...
are you a true showman a la Rick/Sly hell give me R Kelly..

Right now he looks and sounds like a big budgeted over hyped Vanhunt.
Not this next level artist we keep hearing about..

If he wants to leave a real impact he has to decide what he wants to be ..

https://twitter.com/onnextlevel

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Buck
Member since Feb 15th 2005
15447 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 02:51 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
194. "So according to this arbitrary bullshit criteria you just invented..."
In response to Reply # 193


  

          

...D doesn't measure up.

>and why his band looks so hodge podge
>he just doesn't appear polished in any form..
>I'm sure the band is tight and that they sound good..
>But..
>are you a crooner a la John Legend who is just gonna be
>stationary behind the piano..
>Or...
>are you a true showman a la Rick/Sly hell give me R Kelly..
>
>Right now he looks and sounds like a big budgeted over hyped
>Vanhunt.
>Not this next level artist we keep hearing about..
>
>If he wants to leave a real impact he has to decide what he
>wants to be ..

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
urbgriot
Charter member
11445 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 02:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
195. "not at the moment"
In response to Reply # 194


          

He looks like some kind of underground B artist..

https://twitter.com/onnextlevel

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 04:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
197. "But, John doesn't completely stay behind the keys, his whole show"
In response to Reply # 193


  

          

>are you a crooner a la John Legend who is just gonna be
>stationary behind the piano..

.......he gets up, just like D does. *shrugs*. And can't he do both ? Why does he have to stay behind the keys all night ?

silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 06:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
198. "Thanks WC been looking forward to this"
In response to Reply # 191


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Warren Coolidge
Charter member
41982 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 06:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
199. "Untitled from North Sea Jazz"
In response to Reply # 191


  

          

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvErPUP_mmk

yeah...D's vocals sounds really good....

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Artful Dodger
Member since Nov 20th 2009
8361 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 06:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
200. "Man he sounds great - thanks for this! "
In response to Reply # 199


          

Yeah man.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 08:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
201. "Really Love from North Sea Jazz"
In response to Reply # 199


  

          

Really Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qd3OFaHN_M&feature=related

I appreciate his jazzy lil' ad libs near the end.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Buck
Member since Feb 15th 2005
15447 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 08:56 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
202. "I just can't stop smiling watching all this new footage."
In response to Reply # 201


  

          

Like an old friend just came back into town.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 08:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
204. "so is it nostalgia?"
In response to Reply # 202


          

>Like an old friend just came back into town.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Buck
Member since Feb 15th 2005
15447 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 09:00 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
205. "No, it's greatness."
In response to Reply # 204


  

          

Be mad.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 08:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
203. "is this recent or like 1999 late 2000? nigga mumbled the shit outta that"
In response to Reply # 201


          





  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 09:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
206. "RE: is this recent or like 1999 late 2000? nigga mumbled the shit outta ..."
In response to Reply # 203


  

          

Well, D'Angelo can't speak English anyways and he ain't ever will. I'm pretty glad he almost never gives video/spoken interviews, because then we'd just be reading bad subtitles. Real talk, I want an album released, so we can get the lyrics and at least half-pretend to know what he's saying. Sometimes the lyrics are pretty great, but you can't ever decipher them by ear. But after saying all that, he mumbles with such a nice falsetto.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

                    
Tim The Creator
Member since Mar 22nd 2012
792 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 09:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
208. "+1"
In response to Reply # 206


          

>Well, D'Angelo can't speak English anyways and he ain't ever
>will. I'm pretty glad he almost never gives video/spoken
>interviews, because then we'd just be reading bad subtitles.
>Real talk, I want an album released, so we can get the lyrics
>and at least half-pretend to know what he's saying. Sometimes
>the lyrics are pretty great, but you can't ever
>decipher them by ear. But after saying all that, he mumbles
>with such a nice falsetto.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
Silky1
Charter member
9763 posts
Mon Jul-09-12 11:53 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IMClick to send message via ICQ
210. "I'm digging this performance of "Untitled". Thanks W.C."
In response to Reply # 199


  

          

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvErPUP_mmk
>
>yeah...D's vocals sounds really good....
>
>


silk.later Reunion radio with Old P. & Silk http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/

"i'm talking about *Balls Deep*....In Love (c)Cleveland Jr.

He was cultivating a fine nigga farm (c)Goldmind.

R.I.P Jamie Hubley

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Coco la chapelle
Member since Sep 17th 2006
3019 posts
Tue Jul-10-12 07:50 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
213. "If he's touring like that"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Does that mean the album is finished ?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Vhien
Member since Aug 22nd 2009
141 posts
Tue Jul-10-12 11:47 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
214. "RE: If he's touring like that"
In response to Reply # 213


  

          

Well, the album has been 99.99999999999999% done or something since winter supposedly. Even though, eeven listening to some of the live arrangements between January and now, you can tell he's 'tinkering'. But like, BET 'Sugah Daddy' v. 'Sugah Daddy' everywhere else suggest he has a 'single' format and a 'LP' format dnoe at least. It really does feel like he's done and he's self-conscious about his work or whatever. If his label is pushing for a release by Sept. or Aug. though, he might be standing on the verge of letting it go.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

JimmyJon
Member since Jul 29th 2005
317 posts
Fri Jul-13-12 06:35 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
215. "RE: D'Angelo Live at the House of Blues 7/4/2012"
In response to Reply # 0


          

NSJF FLAC: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a61b3woacpl2y7/DAngelo2012-07-08-NSJF%20%28FLAC%29.zip
or
NSJF MP3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0zn2l2r2iopos7/DAngelo2012-07-08-NSJF%20%28MP3%29.zip

plus some great quality vidoes of most of the Cologne show here: http://vimeo.com/user8012821/videos

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Buck
Member since Feb 15th 2005
15447 posts
Fri Jul-13-12 09:48 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
216. "Fantastic. Much, much appreciated."
In response to Reply # 215


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Lobby The Lesson topic #2716740 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.25
Copyright © DCScripts.com