created by: I Love Music | Jul 8, 2012

Columbus, GA

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Is the Columbus music scene legitimate

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  • Yes, its varied and alive
  • No, its dead, not much talent in these parts
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“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#800
Dec 6, 2012
 
_Zipper_ wrote:
So its like 2/3's of the votersthink the music scene
Current figures put the voting at just under one half "Yes", at 900, or about 100 votes so far short of being half of the current 2000 voting no.

In an area of over 100,000 people, that's just a drop in the bucket of potential voters... and even so, again, 900 listeners voting "Yes" is a greatly appreciated number of people, from this side of the fence.

Vote away, Columbus, Phenix City & Fort Benning... help support Live, Local and Original music!

'Nuff said!

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#802
Dec 8, 2012
 
The Masked AnaIyst wrote:
No, its dead, not much talent in those parts
Yeah, Columbus ain't known for much, especially music. Waste of time.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#803
Dec 8, 2012
 
Freddie wrote:
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Yeah, Columbus ain't known for much, especially music. Waste of time.
If you feel that you're wasting your time, I wonder why your type continie to waste your time reading and posting here?

When I feel something is wasting my time I move on, because your type of whining and complaining not only wastes your time... but mine.

But, if whining makes you feel better, carry on... heh.

Thanks for giving your opinion, and here's the link again for any other reader out there who want to find out for themselves about the local talents in the Columbus-Phenix City area:

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.

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#804
Dec 9, 2012
 
So ebay is going to be totally removing the option for Sellers to leave Neutral or Negative Feedback for Buyers. I am not sure how this is going to help.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#805
Dec 9, 2012
 
Big Time wrote:
So ebay is going to be totally removing the option for Sellers to leave Neutral or Negative Feedback for Buyers. I am not sure how this is going to help.
I wasn't aware of that, since I hardly ever use Ebay.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#806
Dec 9, 2012
 
The "problem and animosity" seems to be a widespread problem with anonymous trolls such as you, "Hank", hiding behind fake names and posting lies and smears against people.

Unfortunately for you, I fight back and correct your lies and misrepresentations about me... and label you for the trash you are. Truth hurts, eh?

The fact is that I'm just a real person posting here, while anonymous trolls such as you, "Hank", create these threads apparently from some obsessed agenda they have to attempt to smear my name, libel, and otherwise misrepresent me. And from further reading, it appears to be a sort of Topix.com phenomenon that some don't seem to be able to deal with as well as I have.

For example:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/us/small-to...

"...a social media Web site called Topix, where they write and read startlingly negative posts, all cloaked in anonymity, about one another. And in Dee’s Place, people are not happy... called Topix a 'cesspool of character assassination.'[...] In rural America, older, poorer remote population lagged the rest of the country in embracing the Internet, the growing use of social media is raising familiar concerns about bullying and privacy... hubs of unsubstantiated gossip, stirring widespread resentment in communities where ties run deep, memories run long and anonymity is a novel concept.'Something about rural culture seems to make people want to have conversations in public,' Topix, a site lightly trafficked in cities, enjoys a dedicated and growing following across the Ozarks, Appalachia and much of the rural South, establishing an unexpected niche in communities of a few hundred or few thousand people..."

And, of course, there's a difference between free speech and libel. The posts made here and elsewhere on Topix.com by the trolls you asked about generally tend to fall into the latter category.

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M60 Gunner

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#807
Dec 9, 2012
 
Will Dockery wrote:
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If you feel that you're wasting your time, I wonder why your type continie to waste your time reading and posting here?
When I feel something is wasting my time I move on, because your type of whining and complaining not only wastes your time... but mine.
But, if whining makes you feel better, carry on... heh.
Thanks for giving your opinion, and here's the link again for any other reader out there who want to find out for themselves about the local talents in the Columbus-Phenix City area:
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.
Interesting link but I will have to agree with the guy from Griffin Georgia, this music presented here isn't good at all.
If this is what the local music scene is all about then I have to vote illegit.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#808
Dec 9, 2012
 
The Rap / Poetry connection:

Of course, the roots of Hip-Hop and my music coincide in several levels, the "Talking Blues" of such childhood heroes of mine as Woody Guthrie immediately becomes apparent.
Not to mention that rap is really just extremey rhyme-based street poetry, which I've written and performed pretty much all my life, or at least since I discovered Edgar Allen Poe and The Beatles and saw how similar their material was...
But the list of influences on my life and art is literally endless.

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

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#809
Dec 9, 2012
 
M60 Gunner wrote:
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Interesting link but I will have to agree with the guy from Griffin Georgia, this music presented here isn't good at all.
If this is what the local music scene is all about then I have to vote illegit.
It's just that one guy putting all that garbage music on here. His brain must be fried
He does more harm to Columbus than good

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#810
Dec 9, 2012
 
Freddie wrote:
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It's just that one guy
No, Freddy, there's at least a couple dozen musuicans and performers in the local music cene.

Here;s a video with a few of them onstage downtown:

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&#65279; Baker, Vocal by Derundo Jenkins / "White Rabbit" written by Grace Slick, vocal by Gini Davidson / "Gloria" written by Van Morrison, vocal by Dan Davidson.

Again, thanks for your time and perspective, and have a nice day, Freddy.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#811
Dec 9, 2012
 
Rusty wrote:
Will's persona may come off a certain way online.. but in person I find him very likable. His music is an acquired taste, but that can be said of many artists. He does have quite a fan base, and it's world wide!(for the sceptics here). And no, this is not Will under another name.
Thanks, Rusty...

And btw, Rusty Wood is a talented guitarist and songwriter on the local scene in his own right, as well as Program Director for Phenix City Cable-TV.

Here's a song we wrote and recorded together:

Shark Pact Manifesto / Will Dockery & Shadowville All-Stars

http://youtu.be/Ft3X3kC6nr4

Shark Pact Manifesto

The law of the undertow
it ends at the waterline.
In the Summerville night
not all of us can win.

There we are
where we never really were
Here we are
sidestepping the future.
Smile at me
while you stab me in the back.
Smile at me
make the moment last.

Standing near Ferry Landing
wind stinging my eyes.
Centuries reflect on the river
as you smile from the sky.
Shark Pact manifesto
no one makes a sound.
Silent waiting for the Tie Snake
to drag us Underground

I saw the river darken
so green it turns to black
With the sun fading away
edge of Alabama on my back.

Here we are
at the only place you'd allow
There you go
forcing my hand on
this burning bridge now.

There we are
where we never really were
Here we go
sidestepping the future.
Smile at me
from out of the past
Smile at me
make it last.

-Will Dockery

Uploaded on Sep 8, 2011
Shark Pact Manifesto written by Will Dockery (words) & Rusty Wood (music)
©2011 W. Dockery-R. Wood, All Rights Reserved.

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#812
Dec 9, 2012
 
Will Dockery wrote:
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I wasn't aware of that, since I hardly ever use Ebay.


OK slow poke,

the post before You WHINE about someone Whining,

Do like Ebay dummy, don't allow negative feed back,




Of course the name calling by WILL WILL begin now,....

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#813
Dec 9, 2012
 
Big Time wrote:
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Do like Ebay
Like I said before though, I'm not that familiar with Ebay, Big Time.

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Shark Pact Manifesto / Will Dockery & Shadowville All-Stars
http://youtu.be/Ft3X3kC6nr4
Vaccine

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#814
Dec 9, 2012
 
Party wrote:
All this music posted here sucks ass. I thought it was a joke at first, where that Will Dockery was like weird Al Yankovic but he is serious and that is sad.
Its no joke, Will Dockery's music sucks

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#815
Dec 9, 2012
 
Vaccine wrote:
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Its no joke, Will Dockery's music
Well, thanks for having a listen, sorry you didn't like it, and I'm also glad that most listeners don't agree with your dim view...

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_132...
DefCon8

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#816
Dec 9, 2012
 
Looks like most Topix users think the Columbus music scene is bad, in my time here I got to ask:
Columbus has a music scene?
I haven't seen one in my two years here.

I listened to a few of the song links on reverb nation and they need much work, they aren't that good.
I'm not trying to be mean but you all need to come back to reality.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#817
Dec 9, 2012
 
DefCon8 wrote:
Looks like most Topix users think the Columbus music scene
So far, the voters are almost exactly split 50/50, as almost 1000 Yes voters stand against the 2000 negative voters, and as i've written before, I'm pleased to have 1000 music lovers on our side, the side of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene. That's a significant number already, and of course the votes are not nearly in.

And so, I agree... almost 1000 Yes voters is a significant number supporting the validity of the "Columbus Georgia Sound", as the Brit band The Heavy labled it.

No, there is no majority mandate here yet, Commando, because out of a population of over 100,000 in this area, hardly a fraction of the votes are even in yet. This bogus poll, therefore, is likely to continue counting votes well into the future, as we reach a more accurate number that reflects the local music loving population.

Half the voters so far voted "No", while 1000 more voters are in support of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene.

Well, that means that the good news here this morning is that 1000 voters don't agree that the music scene is dead at all, and the evidence of 700+ videos featuring the talents of the local Columbus and Phenix City singers, songwriters and musicians /prove/ that it is a fact that the music scene is alive and thriving and that your opinion that it is "dead" is nothing more than a false assumption.

The facts prove it, wake up and celebrate the talents we have here, rather than carrying your bitter negativity on your shoulders... fair enough?

And, nobody reading this has to take my word for this the proof that what I state is a fact can be seen by browsing the over 700 videos available on the site, 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.

And thanks for having a listen, voting and commenting, Def.

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

“Shadowville All-Stars”

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#818
Dec 9, 2012
 
Vaccine wrote:
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Its no joke
Not at all, but elements of humor are involved in the music, such as "Truck Stop Woman":

http://youtu.be/Hv6u6GNe6Kk

Truck Stop Woman

Pulled into Auburn, Alabama,
it was raining of course.
All I seemed to contemplate besides the weather
what a shame to be divorced.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen minutes of eternal love
then she's back out of sight.

Rode past Buena Vista,
there was sand in the sky.
Plastic Jesus started trembling
then I seen her with my eyes.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
She'll light and warm my dreams tonight
Fifteen dollars worth of true love
man that girl was out of sight.

Something about her was familiar
there was smoke in her eyes.

Back outside of Phoenix City,
pimps and their ilk all around.
Then it turned negative
when I seen her bouncing around.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen minutes of eternal love
then she's back out of sight.

Truck stop woman waving sideways
she'll be in my dreams tonight.
Fifteen dollars worth of true love
man that girl was out of sight.
She's right back out of sight.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/353082...

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#820
Dec 9, 2012
 
No, its dead, not much talent in these parts 2,008 69%
Yes, its varied and alive 869 30%

No child left behind I guess, you only have 86% of your so called 1000 and well you see the 50/50 is more like 69 / 30

plus del ranch needs to pave the parking lot,...

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#821
Dec 9, 2012
 
Big Time wrote:
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you only have 86% of your so called 1000
Actually, Big Time, what I wrote that the Yes votes were almost to 900 and growing daily, and, as I wrote earlier... 900 "Yes" voters is a significant number supporting the validity of the "Columbus Georgia Sound", as the Brit band The Heavy labled it.

No, there is no majority mandate here yet, Big Time, because out of a population of over 100,000 in this area, hardly a fraction of the votes are even in yet. This bogus poll, therefore, is likely to continue counting votes for quite some time to come, as there's no closing time for voting.

900 more voters are in support of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, and I'm appreciative of every one.

Well, that means that the good news here this morning is that 900 voters don't agree that the music scene is dead at all, and the evidence of 800 videos featuring the talents of the local Columbus and Phenix City singers, songwriters and musicians /prove/ that it is a fact that the music scene is alive and thriving and that your opinion that it is "dead" is nothing more than a false assumption.
The facts prove it, wake up and celebrate the talents we have here, rather than carrying your bitter negativity on your shoulders... fair enough?

And, nobody reading this has to take my word for this the proof that what I state is a fact can be seen by browsing the over 600 videos available on the site, 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.

Thank you, and have yourself a nice day, Big Time, and hope to hear from you again soon.

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Shark Pact Manifesto / Will Dockery & Shadowville All-Stars
http://youtu.be/Ft3X3kC6nr4

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