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Re: “Barry Lee shakes things up at KKFI 90.1

Barry has already made several steps in the right direction, and his forward thinking approach is good for KKFI.

All the best in your mission!

Posted by Cy Kosis on 04/16/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Katie West finds lightning and peace with 40 Watt Dreams

Great story, I can't wait to get the album!

Posted by iradinosaur on 04/16/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “The Reverend Horton Heat's Jim Heath hears all kinds of things

Smoke'm if you got'em!

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 04/10/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “The Reverend Horton Heat's Jim Heath hears all kinds of things

Tickets are going fast for the 9th Annual Rock and Roll Prom at Knuckleheads on April 11 - starts at 7:30...go to www.knuckleheadskc.com for more info and to get your tickets!

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Posted by Hepkat on 04/09/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “In the early '70s, Kansas City was young, high and horny, and everyone went to the Ballroom

Hi
I remember you Devin. I owned the Genuine Article at 39th and Main which was a retail store from 1968 until 1975. We continued to use that name until 2005 for our wholesale jewelry business. Your mother, Susan Sells, worked at Genuine Article for a while and then left to go to Tennessee where she married David Marrow. Once they came back to Kansas City she worked, again, at Genuine Article for another 2 maybe 3 years. She's a great person and was a great employee and everyone loved her laugh and smile. I knew Steve Mitchell. He lived about 1 1/2 blocks east of the Genuine Articel on 39th street on the second floor of what became the Fish & Chips place. He was tall with at light complection. He had long thinning blond hair. He was a frequent customer at the Genuine Article and I knew that he was the father of Susan's son. You. There were several occasions where we had problems with some people and we called on him to come and help us deal with them. At the time I knew him I was renting a house on Troost. It was called "Troost House" (now a church parking lot) on occasion he would come over and visit us at that house. I think that we had about 9 people living there at the time, one group of which was the band "Tank" who had come to Kansas City from Cleveland. I am still in communication with Robert Leonard (Bob) who was the lead man from that band. There were a couple of guys from that band (all now dead except Bob) that were good friends with Steve. I am not certain who his other friends were. It might be worth trying to contact Chuck Boyd (now living in Canada) Or Bill Rublee (Dallas) they may know somebody who has more information. Rhonda Dixon who lives in Eureka Springs, AR. might be able to give you some information. Vivian, my wife, knew Steve and remembers having a number of conversations with him, but doesn't know what ever happened to him. As I remember Steve Mitchell left Kansas City about 1970. I have a lot of photos from the "olden" days but I don't remember seeing any with Steve in them. There are some photos I have with your mother in them.
Ralph Mathey
ralphma@cox.net

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Posted by Ralph Mathey on 03/30/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Ida McBeth returns to the spotlight at the Broadway Jazz Club

Wonderful !

Posted by Beloved Blewett on 03/28/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Mary Ocher on rejection and swimming against the tide

I'm not sure I've ever been exposed to more insanely abhorrent music in my life.

Posted by It was so bad. on 03/28/2014 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Annie Clark on the intersection of her music, fashion, choreography and art

Come on, it's Penderecki, not Penderetsky. He's a Polish composer perhaps best known for the use of his music in Kubrick's The Shining.

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Posted by Steve on 03/27/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Music Forecast 3.27-4.2: Middle Twin, Alejandro Escovedo, Joc Max, Arlo Guthrie, and more

Is the gentleman in the photo holding a quail or a pheasant??

Posted by cmcmcm on 03/26/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Mary Ocher on rejection and swimming against the tide

Talk about self parody. This is seriously a character out of Portlandia.

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Posted by pab blow on 03/26/2014 at 11:08 AM

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