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Re: “CD Review: Three new 1960s-pop songs from Gentleman Savage

Never heard of em, but dig it!

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Posted by Aaron on 10/15/2012 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

We always called it the Ghetto-Mart

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Posted by bladybla on 10/15/2012 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

So many great names to call this place, and now it's gone!

So far I've heard:

The Grab and Stab
The Crack Station
The Murder Mart

Anyone else got one?

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Posted by Graham on 10/15/2012 at 1:11 PM

Re: “CD Review: Three new 1960s-pop songs from Gentleman Savage

Nice write Hudnall.

I am inspired to give them a listen.

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 10/15/2012 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Anyone who doesn't appreciate this article either didn't live in the neighborhood or has never hung out in the crossroads long enough to need beer after Cellar Rat is closed. This place was suuuper shady, but amazingly enough had a pretty good selection of craft beer. Plus! For the longest time they screwed up their beer pricing in the system when they rang it up. I always had to correct them because the sticker price was different than what rang up. Because of this, for the last like 3 years I've only paid $6.99 for every six pack I ever bought. I loved that place! It was so delightfully shitty. I also...can not wait for the idea of a gas station that actually sells gas. Bring on the new Phillips!

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Posted by James Stutsman on 10/15/2012 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

This gas station isn't even "downtown." It's in the Crossroads. Both Grand Slam and the completely-overlooked-by-you gas station at 6th and Wyandotte are located in downtown.

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Posted by Jennifer Long on 10/12/2012 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

@Skill:

The sad thing is this is the hardest anybody in the Pitch has worked on a music section story in recent memory. 95% of what is posted in the music section is a Youtube video and a mention that a band is playing soon. Takes about 2 minutes and approximately zero effort. It's much easier to interview your coworkers about a gas station. And it's really entertaining, too. If you work(ed) at the Pitch.

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Posted by Dirk Funk on 10/12/2012 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

If you want to re live your glory days of the Valero at 17th and Grand , look no further than the Valero at 10th and Burlington in NKC. Same strange food items offered up way past their expiration date, disheveled homeless guys, and cashiers fresh out of the Leavenworth pen. All the same shit that would never fly at your local Quik Trip !!

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Posted by c on 10/11/2012 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

If you want to re live your glory days of the Valero at 17th and Grand, look no further than the Valero at 10th and Burlington in NKC. Same strange food items past their expiration date, , plenty of disheveled homeless guys, and the usual oddball casheirs. All the shit that you expect from a metro area Valero that would never fly in a local Quik Trip .

Posted by c on 10/11/2012 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I always found being downtown a quick run to NKC and the gas stations on Burlington a better deal. One of these days Red-X will have gas pumps for total 1-stop shopping.

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Posted by kcnemo on 10/11/2012 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I was hit on by a prostitute in the parking there back in 1996-97. It made my day.

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Posted by barkerr on 10/11/2012 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I wanted to believe they gouged on gas so much to raise funds for new pumps. I left once after $3 of gas took 5 minutes to trickle out. I'm guessing this gouging took place to afford the drugs the employees desperately needed to use to be as nice as they were, despite working in that hell hole. Never forget.

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Posted by Morg. on 10/11/2012 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Freaking loved that station - I was bummed when I saw it closing. It was the highlight of week on many occasions.

Go Chicken Go

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Posted by Angela Rust Jones on 10/11/2012 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

NOOOO, not the grab and stab!!!!

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Posted by anonymous on 10/11/2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

My favorite memory, among many, was the time I once saw two guys attempting to fill up three 64 ounce styrofoam drink cups with gas.

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Posted by flammable on 10/11/2012 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Bartering for a single slice of Kraft Singles, hysterical! What would you do with such slice? Melt it over something, put the whole thing in your mouth, smoke it, or try to nibble the slice into funny shapes for something to do? I truly want to know!!! Obvisouly there are places where people can at least get a simple hot meal for free (ahem, a voluntary donation), thus why would someone try to negotiate their way into becoming a proud owner of a single slice of Kraft Singles!

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Posted by Micky124 on 10/10/2012 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

@Skill: This week is our Best Of issue, a special issue. In addition to a number of music-related Best Ofs in the Arts & Entertainment section, we also have a story about a local band, Gentleman Savage, which you can read here:

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/gentleman-…

And our weekly Forecast, which highlights shows around town we recommend:

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/crystal-ca…

David Hudnall
Music Editor

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Posted by David Hudnall on 10/10/2012 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Jesus. This is just sad. And no, I'm not talking about the shuttering of Valero. I guess we can officially kiss music coverage in the Pitch goodbye with these sorts of imbecilic scribblings serving as the section lead.

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Posted by Skill Laimbeer on 10/09/2012 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Music Forecast October 4-10

CROCODILES RULE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by North East Rising on 10/05/2012 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Kansas City's Anthony Saunders writes and produces pop songs – and then sometimes Justin Bieber records them

good news for this young man! see there IS a way out of the "hood"!

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Posted by sherman gumption on 10/04/2012 at 7:00 PM

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