Is the Columbus music scene legitimate

Created by I Love Music on Jul 8, 2012

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Yes, its varied and alive

No, its dead, not much talent in these parts

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#686 Sep 20, 2012
Smith Station Panters wrote:
Do you have a text file saved
I have hundres, thousands... you don't have any Text Files, Panther?

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"Wobble" written by Will Dockery & Henry Conley
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_129...

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#687 Sep 20, 2012
Smith Station Panters wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you really part of a "agenda"?
Yes, my agenda is promoting the excellent music, poetry and art of Columbus-Phenix City... and the wonderfully unique creators behind these works of miracles and wonder.

"This is a long distance call." -Paul Simon

This week's guest is local artist Gina Brewer... tune in Channel 7 on Phenix City Cable-TV Saturday at 8pm for the new episode!

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by RusticViewer07

http://youtu.be/nla61NcT9Wo

"KALEIDOSCOPE" with host Will Dockery. Special guest artist George Sulzbach. "KALEIDOSCOPE" is an art show featuring local artists from the Chattahoochee Valley and surrounding areas. Created and produced by Rusty Wood for EATV 7.

Category:
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Coming up this week, local artist Gina Brewer, and next week, local artist Sean Rox!

Tune in and turn on to the local Art Scene!

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"Wobble" written by Will Dockery & Henry Conley
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_129...

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#688 Sep 20, 2012
Smith Station Panters wrote:
I personally think you are full of yourself.
Well first off, Panther, you're of course entitled to your opinion, right or wrong, of course, but secondly this discussion isn't about me since "Will Dockery" is only one small part of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene at best, and just a part of the overall ensemble strength of the sound here. I do, however, enjoy and support the talented singers, songwriters, poets and musicians that create their unique and wonderous sound and vision.

No, the Columbus-Phenix City music scene is not about one person or group, but many talented singer-songwriters of multiple genres, as this site with over 600 videos of the local Columbus-Phenix City talent proves.

And for those unfamilar with the music scene in Columbus-Phenix City then and now, the scene is also thriving with talent of every variety:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

These videos can be viewed by Phenix City residents on East Alabama Cable-TV channel 7 throughout the days and nights.
Follow the link above for a comprehensive overview of the local Columbus-Phenix City music scene with videos from local talent both young and old.

Glad to set the record straight and clear up your obvious confusion once again, although it seesms to never gain clarity, one can only hope you'll wise up eventually, my friend.

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Gone Too Far / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_115...
Slat Man

Columbus, GA

#689 Sep 20, 2012
War Eagle wrote:
I am sorry to see that you are still confused about your local music scene. You obviously only know your immediate area and haven't seen much of this country because why else would you say such foolish statements. So I will chalk up your reply to ignorance and hope that you might expand your vision to beyond your area so you might become more knowledgable about what you post.
You are welcome to head over here to Auburn to get a taste of a small vibrant music scene and to start your journey in educating yourself about what a music scene consists of.
I know at your age it is hard to reverse years of close mindedness but I hope you will at least put forth the effort, there are many who will slow it down and spell it out for you and help you understand that it is 2012 now, not 1969.
We all love hearing the old "retro" thing every once in a while but really, that's enough, really.
I hope you will continue to be entralled by hearing live music in your town and keep plugging away at trying to write and create quality music, everyone admires effort, and maybe one day you might stumble upon something decent or catchy.
Keep trying and try to open your horizons some,
I hope you can understand my post but if not maybe some local posters can explain it to you in a way you can understand.
One thing about Will, he makes "friends" with people everywhere. He could piss off Ghandi.
You hit the nail right on the head, War Eagle

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#690 Sep 20, 2012
Slat Man wrote:
<quoted text>
One thing about Will, he makes "friends" with people everywhere.
Yes Slat, I do have a few friends... for example...

Here I am with a dozen or so of my friends on stage a while back performing in the the tribute show to our friend Clyde Baker, a singer-songwriter who suddenly passed away in April:

http://youtu.be/HON4gaacGsU

"Seems To Be No Time", written by Basil Fitzpatrick originally sang by Clyde Baker, vocal interpretation by Will Dockery / "Bang A Gong" written by Marc Bolan, vocal by Will Dockery / "Nothing & Nothing" written by Clyde Baker, vocal Basil Fitzpatrick / "Tonight Is Mine" written by Clyde Baker, Vocal by Derundo Jenkins / "White Rabbit" written by Grace Slick, vocal by Gini Davidson / "Gloria" written by Van Morrison, vocal by Dan Davidson.

Now, back on topic... since the topic here is not about me, but the Columbus-Phenix City music scene...

While half that number of people vote "Yes", which, knowing Columbus as I do, 600 people voting "Yes" to our music scene is a pretty strong start. And no, the Columbus-Phenix City music scene isn't perfect, but there's definitely some hard working talent on these streets, and I'm sure they agree that 600 voters showing their support for the musical craft and talents they display for their friends, neighbors and ilk of the Chattahoochee Valley area is very much appreciated, as they are also aware that we can't please everyone.

Remember that the Columbus-Phenix City area has a population of over 100,000 people, so these vote are definitely just a start, and this poll is far from closed... in fact 10-20 new votws are counted every day.

Basically, the more people who enjoy, appreciate and support the talented singers, songwriters and musicians of the Columbus-Phenix City who find out about this poll the better...

Again, thanks for your time and perspective if not your support, good faith and good will, and have a nice day, Slat.

--
Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Smith Station Panthers

Smiths Station, AL

#694 Sep 21, 2012
Slat Man wrote:
<quoted text>
One thing about Will, he makes "friends" with people everywhere. He could piss off Ghandi.
You hit the nail right on the head, War Eagle
There have been some very well thought out posts critiquing or questioning the existence of a local music scene, yet Will resorts to the same "copy and paste" comebacks over and over.
He adds nothing new to the argument while others continue to bring new ideas to what the local music scene is or if it actually exists.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#695 Sep 21, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
<quoted text>
He adds nothing new to the argument
Don't lie, Panther.

When the rare comes along when something really new is brought up, such as the misrepresentation of Doo-Nanny or some new lie about me, then I'm glad to respond and set the record straight.

And yes, I can give examples.

By the way, this post of yours added zero new content to the discussion, but is rather in fact just another whining complaint where you bemoan the existence of "Will Dockery"... heh.

Lighten up, amd wise up, there will be little to change or much new to add from now on out. I've made my points and will continue to nail them in, and you and your negative, jealous ilk will apparently continue with your attempts to smear and demininsh the true value of the talented singers, songwriters and musicians of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene.

As rhe votes continue to roll in in favor, now up to 600 and counting.

So that said... again, Panther, you're of course entitled to your opinion, right or wrong, of course, but secondly this discussion isn't about me since "Will Dockery" is only one small part of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene at best, and just a part of the overall ensemble strength of the sound here. I do, however, enjoy and support the talented singers, songwriters, poets and musicians that create their unique and wonderous sound and vision.

No, the Columbus-Phenix City music scene is not about one person or group, but many talented singer-songwriters of multiple genres, as this site with over 600 videos of the local Columbus-Phenix City talent proves.

And for those unfamilar with the music scene in Columbus-Phenix City then and now, the scene is also thriving with talent of every variety:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

These videos can be viewed by Phenix City residents on East Alabama Cable-TV channel 7 throughout the days and nights.
Follow the link above for a comprehensive overview of the local Columbus-Phenix City music scene with videos from local talent both young and old.

Glad to set the record straight and clear up your obvious confusion once again, although it seesms to never gain clarity, one can only hope you'll wise up eventually, my friend.

Now come back with something new, and I'll respond... come back with your same old whones and jeers directed at me or the Columbus-Phenix City music scene we've already seen and responded to, and I'll repeat the facts and set the record straight with something you must have obviously missed the first time.

Fair enough, Panther?

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Gone Too Far / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_115...

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#696 Sep 21, 2012
Achmed wrote:
<quoted text>
In this vedeo...
I see you have herpes?
There are over a dozen people ostage in that video, can you make your lie more specific?

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Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#697 Sep 21, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
<quoted text>
He adds nothing new to the argument

<misrepresentations snipped>
Don't lie, Panther.

When the rare comes along when something really new is brought up, such as the misrepresentation of Doo-Nanny or some new lie about me, then I'm glad to respond and set the record straight.
And yes, I can give examples.

Here's one example of "adding something new" to the argument, when I simply corrected Lorri on her mistakes and misrepresentations of Doo-Nanny. Here's what I wrote:

That's hilarious, since surely Rolling Stone requires their writers to be literate enough to know the spelling of a simple word like (I assume to be, since the word Lorri used doesn't even exist in that spelling) "Prominent":

<quoted text>

Which however sub-literate way Lorri spells the word, her statement is not only mistaken and false about Doo-Nanny, but overlooks the fact that there are even more "prominent" music and arts festivals in this area showcasing local music scene talents, such as Frogtown Hollow, the Summer Show held every year for younger bands and musicians, Hogbottom, The Loft's Backyard Blues shows, and also the return of the legendary River Fest, discussed in another thread here, but more on those later. Right now a focus on Doo-Nanny and some of the several reasons why Lorri's statement is uninformed and mistaken.

This one about Doo-Nanny is so absurd it has to deserve a seperate (prominent... not prominate... heh) post, as very few music and art festivals across the country and world get wrote up in the New York Times.

Not once, but /twice/ that I know of, our own local Doo-Nanny, love it or hate it, has been featured in the New York Times. Your blissful ignorance must be a wonderful, comforting thing... too bad it almost always steers you wrong, eh?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/garden/08do...

"...LIKE a medieval village, Butch Anthony’s 80-acre family compound is a self-contained universe, and every inch of it is an expression of his prodigious creative spirit. It makes a tempting destination for folk art aficionados, as well as the sort of art world tourists who’ve already ticked Marfa, Tex., or Joshua Tree, in the California desert, off their lists.[...] Like Burning Man, the extreme art fair Doo Nanny [...] now attracts an intrepid crowd of makers and their fans who gather on the last weekend in March not only to show their work and hang out with like-minded friends and partake of Mr. Anthony’s particular brand of Southern hospitality and impish, renegade backbeat..."

The article goes on and on, in a positive, intellectual description of the Doo-Nanny and it's participants... and I don't know about "prominate" but Doo-Nanny sure is without a doubt *Prominent*. on a world wide, iconic basis... sorry you just didn't get it, but those that matter do... tough break for the local cretins.

And for those unfamilar with the music scene in Columbus-Phenix City then and now, the scene is also thriving with talent of every variety:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

These videos can be viewed by Phenix City residents on East Alabama Cable-TV channel 7.

Anyway, glad to clear up any confusion you might have had, as well as glad to set the record straight with the proven facts about the Columbus-Phenix City music scene.
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Now come back with something new, and I'll respond... come back with your same old whines and jeers directed at me or the Columbus-Phenix City music scene we've already seen and responded to, and I'll repeat the facts and set the record straight with something you must have obviously missed the first time.

Fair enough, Panther?

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Gone Too Far / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_115...

“Pair of Socks”

Since: Dec 06

.Beats an Ace High

#698 Sep 21, 2012
Guess you should check the source before you copy and paste from someone,...see you missed that I have not made a comment about it's LEGITIMACY ... so save your spam paste for another,
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that was a typo, not a spelling error, there's a difference, but I understand how you might be confused by what the difference is. Either way thanks for spotting it, so I can go back and correct it, "Show Me":
Any stroll down Broadway on a weekend evening should answer that question for you in the affirmative.
And, as we've proven over and over, the only honest answer to that has to be, love the local Music Scene or hate it, has to be, from all evidence:
"Yes, its varied and alive"
And anyone who takes even a few minutes watching some of the 600 videos from performers in the local music scene can see, the fact is the scene is very much
"Yes, its varied and alive"
And for those unfamilar with the music scene in Columbus-Phenix City then and now, the scene is also thriving with talent of every variety:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...
These videos can be viewed by Phenix City residents on East Alabama Cable-TV channel 7.
I have constantly "refuted" and proven the "No" voters to not only be wrong but that the 500 "Yes" voters to have correctly based their votes on the proven facts about the Columbus-Phenix City music scene.
Yes, while there's some debate over the definition of the word "music scene", the fact that there are (in a safe estimate) a couple of dozen talented and dedicated singers, songwriters and musicians here in the Columbus-Phenix City area who come together in several local music venues (most notably Fountain City Coffeehouse and Del Ranch on Thursday nights, SoHo on Tuesdays, and so on) every week in various combinations both as solos and in groups, and these events and performances are all being archived and broadcast on Phenix City Cable-TV on Channel 7 and on their YouTube site for the rest of the area and the world, by any general or specific definition it is a proven fact that Columbus-Phenix City not only has a "music scene", but also a thriving, talented and very much alive and thriving one.
Anyway, hope this helps to clear up your confusion and set the record straight about the thriving and hard working talents of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, and have a nice day.
--
Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#699 Sep 21, 2012
Show Me wrote:
Guess you should check the source
<quoted text>
I did, that's how I dicovered you were plagiarizing writings and passing them off as if they were written by you.

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The 4th Annual AIDS fundraiser at Rotary Park this year, Saturday October 13th 9am-Noon.
http://tinyurl.com/Shadowville-All-Stars

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#700 Sep 21, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
As for the talent of the locals, I think that its ok...
Well, glad to see you finally admit that, Panther.

And for those out there interested in some live performances from some of the talented locals, Jeremy Hobbs of the Columbus Better Way Association will be hosting a live show and fundraiser for a great cause next month on the Riverwalk.

This will be an all ages show and free to the public, so come join us:

The 4th Annual AIDS fundraiser at Rotary Park this year, Saturday October 13th 9am-Noon.

http://tinyurl.com/Shadowville-All-Stars

Join Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars with special guest stars for this good cause, as we try to help find a cure for AIDS within our lifetimes. The Shadowville All-Stars Revue at Riverwalk Event Saturday, October 13 2012 Rotary Park Boat Landing (Riverwalk) 1300 Victory Drive Columbus, Georgia 31904 USA.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#702 Sep 22, 2012
War Eagle wrote:
You are welcome to head over here to Auburn to get a taste of a small vibrant music scene.
Yes, I've journeyed over to Auburn many times over the years, and in fact was a regular performer at your famed Strutting Duck bar for quite a while, until the place burned down.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#703 Sep 22, 2012
Hank wrote:
>> "Why don't you ever quote something from someone that the average American will recognize, Hippy"?- Hank. <<
^
^
^
Okay, I'm pretty sure most Americans recognize, Trucks, diners and the ladies of the night that frequent these places, so... I present for your entertainment and enlightenment...

Truck Stop Woman / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:

http://youtu.be/Hv6u6GNe6Kk
Dale

Atlanta, GA

#704 Sep 24, 2012
I spent some time along with others looking at the videos of the Columbus Music Scene and can honestly say that you might just want to start over.
Musically, most were weak and I have to say the worst were yours, Will Dockery.
Talking with others around Atlanta the only person anyone knew from Columbus wasn't even in any of your videos. I won't mention his name here.
All this is, is some chicken-shit project you and a few others threw together to try and be something.
I can see why Donnie at MMusic slammed you in his article.
I guess if you can't be for real, you gotta be something.
Later

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#705 Sep 24, 2012
Dale wrote:
I spent some time along with others looking at the videos of the Columbus Music Scene

<snipped for brevity>
Well thanks for having a look and listen, Dale, and for your comments...

And for those out there interested in some live performances from some of the talented locals, Jeremy Hobbs of the Columbus Better Way Association will be hosting a live show and fundraiser for a great cause next month on the Riverwalk.

This will be an all ages show and free to the public, so come join us:

The 4th Annual AIDS fundraiser at Rotary Park this year, Saturday October 13th 9am-Noon.

http://tinyurl.com/Shadowville-All-Stars

Join Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars with special guest stars for this good cause, as we try to help find a cure for AIDS within our lifetimes. The Shadowville All-Stars Revue at Riverwalk Event Saturday, October 13 2012 Rotary Park Boat Landing (Riverwalk) 1300 Victory Drive Columbus, Georgia 31904 USA.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#706 Sep 24, 2012
Denise D wrote:
Interesting poll
Indeed it is... and a special thank you to the 600 voters who voted yes in support of the talented singers, songwriters and musicians of the local Columbus-Phenix City music scene!

--
The 4th Annual AIDS fundraiser at Rotary Park this year, Saturday October 13th 9am-Noon.
http://tinyurl.com/Shadowville-All-Stars
Red Neck

Columbus, GA

#707 Sep 24, 2012
Dale wrote:
I spent some time along with others looking at the videos of the Columbus Music Scene and can honestly say that you might just want to start over.
Musically, most were weak and I have to say the worst were yours, Will Dockery.
Talking with others around Atlanta the only person anyone knew from Columbus wasn't even in any of your videos. I won't mention his name here.
All this is, is some chicken-shit project you and a few others threw together to try and be something.
I can see why Donnie at MMusic slammed you in his article.
I guess if you can't be for real, you gotta be something.
Later
Seems the Peachtree guy ain't got no use for Will Dockery

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#708 Sep 24, 2012
Red Neck wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems the Peachtree guy ain't got no use for Will Dockery
Heh... Peachtree Guy has probably come to the wrong place, then, since this is where I hang.

Here's my latest endevour, an episode of Kaleidoscope, a local artists TV show:

http://youtu.be/dVr2qnalMt0

Published on Sep 24, 2012 by RusticViewer07

"KALEIDOSCOPE" with host Will Dockery. Special guest artist Gina Langston Brewer. "KALEIDOSCOPE" is an art show featuring local artists from the Chattahoochee Valley and surrounding areas. Created and produced by Rusty Wood for EATV 7.

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#709 Sep 24, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
<quoted text>
He adds nothing new to the argument
Not at all, looks like you're wrong as usual, Panther.

Just one example of me "assing something new" to an argument is my recent debunking of the false claim by Nadine that there are no black performers in the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, and the situation was explored, and found that the accusations were untrue. As I explained and gave examples to Nadine a while back, to which she never returned here to respond to:

Nadine, I read your earlier criticism of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, that you mistakenly thought there are no black performers... which means you must not attend any of the events since as a starter, the drummer for many of us, including on my songs as well as the Conley Brothers, Buddy Harden Band and others, is Derundo Jenkins. Derundo has actually drummed with various groups I've sang with for many years, since way back in the 1990s.

Check out a few of his videos, original songs, his drumming and even an interview with him:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RusticViewer07/vi...

There are others, as well, such as Ty Clay, Nadine Coker, Lazy Swamis, Kenny Lewis, Stereo Monster, Ashley White, Madaliene Davis, Alex Jordan ro name a few... which just goes to show that Rusty Wood was correct in his judgement that many people are critiquing and criticizing the local music scene without really knowing anything about it.

There are many others as I just named, and I reckon since the subject is up, and if you're interested, Nadine, we can go through and showcase the many local performers and songwriters of this area, who come from all walks of life and so on.

Derundo Jenkins interview:

http://youtu.be/s0poH7MVBuY

Uploaded by RusticViewer07 on Feb 8, 2012
"Minstrels on the Block" with Brian Mallard. Special guest Derundo Jenkins. Produced by Rusty Wood for EATV 7.

Thanks for bringing this up, Panther, and glad to clear up your mistaken impression and confusion on this subject.

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Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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