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Re: “They are the music makers: What (some) Pittsburgh musicians, promoters, labels and producers would like to see improve in the city’s scene

This article was written in complete ignorance of anything but the commercial side of music: basically pop, rock and hiphop. Not everyone has been commercially successful, natch, but they all wannabe. There are musicians in this city who care more about music than doing gigs and landing contracts. Do your homework.

Posted by Victor Grauer on 04/28/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “They are the music makers: What (some) Pittsburgh musicians, promoters, labels and producers would like to see improve in the city’s scene

Interesting start to the conversation.
Keep the conversation alive. Talk to more people in the music scene. There is so much going on here all the time, and everyone not in the music scene I talk to has no idea.
"There's no good punk, metal, hip hop, hardcore, folk, rock, R&B, etc anymore" is something I hear constantly, and when I press them, they just haven't heard anything new since the 90s/80s/70s.
We need to break up the barriers that are keeping the conversation and ideas from carrying over into other micro music communities in pittsburgh.

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Posted by Josh Thieler on 04/28/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “They are the music makers: What (some) Pittsburgh musicians, promoters, labels and producers would like to see improve in the city’s scene

The Wire Riots are incredibly underrated, as are The Long Knives.

Posted by Matt Clews on 04/28/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “For Pittsburgh dominatrix Aiden Sin Flame, dominance is good business

Finally more Dominatrix are popping out of the wood work love it! We need more people in the Femdom Lifestyle

Posted by Ana Spie on 02/24/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “The cooler weather brings cooler music shows to Pittsburgh

What- no Pittsburgh Symphony?

Posted by William Ford on 09/15/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Sweets

You forgot the best gluten free of all, Café Chocolade.
No one else in the Pittsburgh area has as many gluten free items as Café Chocolade. Who else has 30 pastas, 2 quiche, 2 lunch, and 30 other different sweets every day and they have 25 different macarons more then any one else. and all gluten free, of yes and gluten free soft pretzels and pierogis.

Posted by Robert on 05/04/2016 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Spokes Models

The woman in soccer shorts is HOT. The cycling bloomers are attractive too.

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Posted by bob on 01/27/2012 at 3:39 AM

Re: “Squirrel Hill: Pittsburgh's Promised Land

As the others have stated Dozen's cupcakes are very dry, have no taste and are overpriced, once was enough. I cannot seem to understand why anyone would go back and why this place seems to be so popular. I guess people have no clue as to what a good cupcake tastes like. The same mentality abounds, if it's a "trendy" spot people will flock to it like ants to a spilled soda on a hot summer afternoon. If you're ever in NYC try a REAL cupcake from JUNIORS, especially the red velvet. Now that's what I'm talkin bout!!!!!

Posted by kazlo on 04/17/2010 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Squirrel Hill: Pittsburgh's Promised Land

I had a bad experience with, James Gray, the owner of Dozen also. He scheduled a job interview with me and then never showed up. Everyone also says the cupcakes are dry, although I would never set foot in his shop after being stood up for a job interview. He told me in an e-mail that my 10 years of baking experience were not enough for him so he didn't think I'd be a good fit for his shop. Who's the "snob" now?

Posted by FunnyPilgrim on 04/19/2009 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Boxing instructor Jimmy Cvetic

hello my name is loren holmes i boxed at one of your events in june of this year 2008 i dnt kno the exact location of the fight it was at some location pretaining with the name palace in it im not to sure what it is the only thing i remember is i knocked my opponet down in the first round i was wearing white trunks and a black top if you have any photos would u please email me them it would be very generous of you because i daont have any pictures of my first fight my trainer is drew mcnaire and he runs the bethesda boxing club in erie pa if that helps thank you my email is

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Posted by oct2389 on 08/22/2008 at 4:10 AM

Re: “Squirrel Hill: Pittsburgh's Promised Land

I had an awful experience at Dozen. It all stemmed from their dry, flavorless cupcakes. I emailed the store with some constructive criticism...such as adding a case of some sort that would enable them to serve fresh cupcakes. However, the cupcake proved to be the best part of my experience with Dozen (even though it was awful) as the response to my email was by no means professional and clearly showed that their customer services is obviously as lackluster as their products. They replied to my email by calling me "prejorative" and made it apparent that he (the owner) was by no means tying to apologize for the horrible cupcake. He said that they do not use display cases as they seem to be "tacky and tipical." Apparently a fresh product is tacky and tipical as well. I expected more from a place that charges nearly $3 for an average sized cupcake. The owner says in his email, "As our website expresses, we do home-style from scratch baking. It is not high-end." I think anyone would agree that their pricepoint would command a product of higher quality. Also, I mentioned in my email that I am a "food snob." Perhaps this was a poor choice of words as I can enjoy a meal from Wendy's just as much as the next guy...but i do appreciate food. This, however really angered the owner of Dozen. He said in his email, "And coining yourself a food snob only attempts to make you seem more knowledgeable than I am. I don't know anyone who would take such claims serious. It also suggests that my customers don't have a palate as refined as yours." In my initial email, I even apologized for complaining, but the owner still said that my "email approach seemed rude and aggressive." Wow! I was just telling him that I was not satisfied and offered a few suggestions. Needless to say, I won't return. A simple, "I'm sorry you had a bad experience at our store" would have make a world of difference and certaintly would have enabled me to re-try their products.

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Posted by anw on 02/21/2008 at 2:10 PM

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