Is the Columbus music scene legitimate

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

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1915 Mar 5, 2013
Manipulated Image wrote:
That icon is manipulated. No one really looks like that.
One does.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Little Rock Jock

Delavan, WI

#1916 Mar 6, 2013
After listening to the garbage music posted here and if this is the best you folks got then I gotta vote BAD. Gotta be honest

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1917 Mar 6, 2013
Little Rock Jock wrote:
After listening
Thanks for listening, Jock!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2741002027218...

The Conley Brothers Band will be celabrating Derundo Jenkins Birthday this Friday night at The Del Ranch in Smith's Station, Alabama.

The Del Ranch
4920 lee rd 430, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877

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Twilight Girl / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:
http://youtu.be/BYETTK16jQI
Little Rock Jock

Delavan, WI

#1918 Mar 6, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for listening, Jock!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2741002027218...
The Conley Brothers Band will be celabrating Derundo Jenkins Birthday this Friday night at The Del Ranch in Smith's Station, Alabama.
The Del Ranch
4920 lee rd 430, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877
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Twilight Girl / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:
http://youtu.be/BYETTK16jQI
No problem dude. Have you ever been here to Little Rock? Our music scene rocks.
Man, the music posted here is bad. Why do you post it? Trying to pizz someone off, LOL

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1919 Mar 6, 2013
Little Rock Jock wrote:
<quoted text>

Have you ever been here to Little Rock? Our music scene rocks.
No, but you can post some links for example if you'd like, so we can learn about your Little Rock music scene.

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1920 Mar 9, 2013
One of the living legends of the Columbus-Phenix City music scene, flute and keyboard master Geno, is alive and recovering well.

Had a good visit with Geno last night as we "Watched the nurses come and go, talking of Michelangelo...", Geno was sitting up in the hospital easy chair checking out the Jonah Hex books Brian Fowler sent him as we bid him good evening. Everything is looking excellent for him after the expected recovery time.

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

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1921 Mar 9, 2013
No, the Columbus-Phenix City music scene isn't perfect, but there's definitely some hard working talent on these streets.

For another example, here's this particularly strong set from many of the best of the local performers, including me on a couple of the songs, the tribute show to our friend Clyde Baker, a singer-songwriter who suddenly passed away in April of last year:

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.

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Under The Radar / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...
Druid Hills Commando

Manchester, GA

#1923 Mar 9, 2013
This argument just goes on and on.
I have been posting on the Columbus topix for awhile now and have weighed in on this topic several times.
I like Will's personality but honestly the music he posts sucks. I come to Columbus a lot and everyone would be better served to follow Josh Greens posts about music events.
Sorry Will but you ate old and your music is old and dated.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1924 Mar 9, 2013
Druid Hills Commando wrote:
This argument just goes on and on.
I have been posting on the Columbus topix for awhile now and have weighed in on this topic several times.
I like Will's personality but honestly the music he posts sucks. I come to Columbus a lot and everyone would be better served to follow Josh Greens posts about music events.
Sorry Will but you ate old and your music is old and dated.
Yes, Commando, I'm aware that you and others don't see any value in my music.

But, as you know, art is subjective, and I welcome opinions, and post the links so readers can check the work out for themselves.

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1926 Mar 9, 2013
Talent you say wrote:
"TALENT ON THESE STREETS". Pimp jargon reflective of Truck Stop Woman and that disrespect in the stanza of Miss Alice Crenshaw. Why do you use jargon like TALENT ON THESE STREETS.
I reckon my question would be how do /you/ know so much about such "jargon" and know it so intimately?

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1928 Mar 9, 2013
Druid Hills Commando wrote:
This argument just goes on and on.
I have been posting on the Columbus topix for awhile now and have weighed in on this topic several times.
I like Will's personality but honestly the music he posts sucks. I come to Columbus a lot and everyone would be better served to follow Josh Greens posts about music events.
Sorry Will but you ate old and your music is old and dated.
Okay Commando, I posted this elsewhere about your bashing of The Conley Brothers, but since here you're slamming my work without explanation or any valid critique, I feel this post would make for some interesting discussion here as well, if you're game.

Yet you never seem to be able to elaborate, give a reason why, or offer any sort of valid criticism of their music, writing or musicianship.

Would you be interested in trying, for once? here's a good one for starters, can you offer any constructive critique on what you find so easy to snear at here?

Twilight Girl, written by Will Dockery & Henry Conley, one of what I consider one of my more successful poems, perfectly framed in musical arrangement by what many say are some of the best in the Columbus-Phenix City music scene... The Conley Brothers.

http://youtu.be/BYETTK16jQI

Twilight Girl

Six or six thousand,
we will meet again.
At blazing dusk,
or quiet dawn.
On that shore... again.
This is the wait,
the weight of the world.
Comes down sweet and heavy...
Twilight Girl.

On that quiet morning,
clear, crispy light.
Seeing a movie from a distance,
mourning in front of her flight.
This is the wait,
the weight of the world.
Comes down sweet and heavy,
Twilight Girl.

She offered me her cup,
asked me to fill it up,
I said "Later, babe.
Right now we have to talk
untangle the chakra
that crosses over."

Ghost horses,
from the car ahead,
looks like engine exhaust.
Blink my eyes through bitter tears,
a smile for what we've lost.
This is the wait,
the weight of the world.
Comes down sweet and heavy...
Twilight Girl.

Words: Will Dockery
Music: Henry Conley

Vocals: Will Dockery, Guitar: Henry Conley, Bass: Doug Conley, Flute: Gene Woolfolk, Jr. Drums: John Phillips.

Twilight Girl, written by Will Dockery & Henry Conley, from the CD Shadowville Speedway.© 2009 Library of&#65279; Congress Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1929 Mar 9, 2013
You post it wrote:
You post it so often in your writings. Oh, yeah that's right we all are too LITTLE to catch it. And it is OVER OUR HEADS and we are all SEMI ILLITERATE MORONS as you call people every chance you get.
Not everyone here, just folks like you.

Commando is actually showing some signs of offering valuable feedback, for example, as I wrote to him elsewhere, recently:

Okay, fair enough, and granted /all/ artists are influenced by those who came before, commando.

Even Shakespeare said it best:

"There is nothing new under the sun."

And said it 500 years ago.

That settled, I'm now curious on who you think, in your opinion, my work is too similar to? I'm aware of my influences, but I've always prided myself on my original take on poetry, and now later, music.

Can you cite some /specific/ examples for me, that in your ears and opinion, are not original? For example, does this one, "Shadowville Speedway", which I personally know of no other poem or song like it, fit with this (I have to say shallow) judgement?

Thanks, and be specific, please:

http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

Shadowville Speedway

In a taxi watching a sporting house
Beside a Linwood vacant lot
Silverdollar moon portspotting
Constellation like a sailor's knot.
The sky was black, ink and glitter in the night
Train whine saxophone out beyond the light.
I'm in love with a ghost blue turns to grey
Put a pyramid on my head to take my pain away.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Brown Reculse magic drifting around the shed
Someone has it in for me I must not lose my head
Moving with the speedo life several with me left behind
Burned too many bridges defragmented my time.
Somewhere in time I've seen all this before
In a magazine or a dream of a distant war.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street.

Manifested destiny a manifesto and a part
All the actors still agree that ever had a heart.
Hazel knew the karma, she kept it in a bottle
Black tooth mojo marked index cards
Bundles over the side of Dillingham Bridge
Splashing as ripples reflect from the stars.
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Riding slow down a one way street
Shadowville, Shadowville Speedway
Don't look back, don't admit defeat.

-Will Dockery & Henry Conley

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/will-dockery-an...
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Copyright Information at Library of Congress

http://www.wikinfo.org/Multilingual/index.php...

Shadowville speedway.
Type of Work: Entry Not Found Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23 Application Title: Shadowville speedway. Title: Shadowville speedway. Description: Compact disc + Print material. Copyright Claimant: Will Dockery, 1958-. Address: P O BOX 7394, Columbus, Georgia, 31908. Date of Creation: 2008 Authorship on Application: Will Dockery, 1958- ; Citizenship: United States. Authorship: collaboration of words and music.

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

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1931 Mar 9, 2013
Donald wrote:
Donald in the film "DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE" describes the heavy lamp blow to women's heads almost like this song poem or whatever it is. God forbid. Reality. Please just be in his Shadowville World. CROSSES OVER? Scary the stuff he writes. Freakin' horror movie stuff.
My two biggest influences were Edgar Allen Poe and The Beatles.

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

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1935 Mar 9, 2013
Sailors Knot wrote:
A sailor's knot is what STRANGLERS use. Why is that in your song you posted. People read carefully his song lyrics.
Wow, you sure seem to know a LOT about criminal activity, or make it up in your obsessed little mind.

I never knew this that you claim and would have to verify, given your history as a hysterical liar.

Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

Swamp Street Exile

Winterworld descends
Night owl on my back.
Your eyes are bleary
you won't be coming back.

Time... Demands
She's yelling.
Shut down clocks
at Noon.

In front of the Dead River
time to leave your smile.
If I'm wrong dear'lady
Come sit with me a while.

Memories... Like
Snowdust.
Swamp Street Exile
Tune.

Draw another picture
Of a perfect storm.
A red October morning
A field forever gone.

My wayward muse,
Leave it all to me.
Still in the bewilderness
Still too blind to see.

Time demands, she's yelling
shutdown clocks at noon.
Memories like snowdust
Frozen Stopwatch moon..

Words- Will Dockery
Music- Rusty Wood

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1936 Mar 9, 2013
Is that who wrote:
Is that who you are trying to look like.
I look like "Will Dockery", my anonymous friend... when will you be posting a photo of what YOU look like?

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Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1938 Mar 10, 2013
His poems songs wrote:
Bodies dumped off the Dillingham Street Bridge and in Swamps. Strangling. Bashing over the head. Prostituting and abusing women. Looking at women in all sorts of unclean ways. YES your songs are EDGAR ALLEN POE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY NIGHTMARES.
Nice, if demented, critique. You forgot to add "in my opinion" to this misinterpretation, though.

Remember the words of the poet Karla Rogers, though:

"Do not mistake the speaker in the poem with the writer of the poem."

BTW... your mental disorder has a name now:

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/4989-why-ar...

"Journalists are always lamenting that internet comments are "terrible," "horrible," "the radioactive waste of the web."

Aggressive comments aren't just offensive - apparently they can also skew your reality. A recent study showed that rude web comments polarize readers' perceptions.

Psychologists call what happens in online comment threads "deindividuation," the the human tendency to act badly in mobs. Online this often leads to extremism, as people gravitate towards more extreme positions to gain credibility in their group. It's partly encouraged by anonymity, but that's not the only factor, since plenty of people are happy to be crude and violent in Facebook posts with their real names attached..."

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Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1940 Mar 10, 2013
Read his songs poems wrote:
Read his songs and poems. Dumping murdered bodies off bridges and in swamps. Screaming women bashed. Bodies turning blue and grey. Prostituting women and abusing women. Then he quotes psychiatrists about anyone pointing it out saying they are sick when his poems and songs are. Read his songs and poems. Then listen to him act like they are talking about peace and love or some marshmellows.
READ HIS POEMS AND SONGS. ARE THEY MISREPRESENTING YOU.
Well, as I've pointed out before, this is your opinion and interpretation, and seems to be a projection of your own fantasies, since none of those details are actually in my poetry.

And again, remember the words of the poet Karla Rogers, though:

"Do not mistake the speaker in the poem with the writer of the poem."

And in case you missed it.. your mental disorder has a name now:

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/4989-why-ar...

"Journalists are always lamenting that internet comments are "terrible," "horrible," "the radioactive waste of the web."

Aggressive comments aren't just offensive - apparently they can also skew your reality. A recent study showed that rude web comments polarize readers' perceptions.

Psychologists call what happens in online comment threads "deindividuation," the the human tendency to act badly in mobs. Online this often leads to extremism, as people gravitate towards more extreme positions to gain credibility in their group. It's partly encouraged by anonymity, but that's not the only factor, since plenty of people are happy to be crude and violent in Facebook posts with their real names attached..."

--
Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1942 Mar 10, 2013
I guess wrote:
I guess the reader is projecting fantasys on Hitler when the reader reads Mein kampf according to your logic.
Readers WHAT ARE HIS POEMS AND SONGS DESCRIBING?
Read them. He posts link constantly begging people to listen and read.
Maybe you should learn something about poetry before jumping into the deep end by trying to discuss something you obviously don't understand?

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Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1943 Mar 10, 2013
So were wrote:
So were Charles Manson's
So?

Almost everybody alive has been influenced by The Beatles in some way or another.

Just another example of your clueless attempt at personal attack.

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Swamp Street Exile (words by Will Dockery/Music by Rusty Wood)
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_116...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1945 Mar 10, 2013
The Songs and Poems wrote:
Your songs and poems say everything anyone needs to know about where where your mind is.
Read his songs and poems.
Well, that's why I write 'em!

Truck Stop Woman / Will Dockery & Henry Conley:

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 Phenix 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.

Words: Will Dockery
Music: Henry F. Conley

Truck Stop Woman written by Will Dockery & Henry Conley, from the CD Shadowville Speedway.© 2009 Library of&#65279; Congress Registration Number / Date: PAu003501816 / 2008-09-23
Vocals: Will Dockery, Guitar: Henry Conley, Bass: Doug Conley, Flute: Gene Woolfolk, Jr. Drums: John Phillips.

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