Other Voices, Other Rooms…

April 11th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

From Chuck The Writer: Award-winning photographer, major music fan, trivia champ and uber-prolific blogger Chuck Miller found himself locked out and suspended indefinitely from The Times Union’s weblog aggregate after he posted an obviously satirical April Fools Day item about Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway being named commencement speaker for UAlbany. TU Editor Rex Smith declared, “Even on April Fools’ Day, there’s no place for fake news under The Times Union banner.” Citing the Blotto song, “You can’t fire me, I quit…” Miller has left the TU blog family behind and moved on. You can now find his copious blogging here. Here’s his “Welcome to the new blog” post. And here’s his April Fools Day post that kicked off the whole mess…

From The Boston Globe: Bryan Marquard’s obituary of Larry Murray, whose Berkshire on Stage website kept Greater Nippertown readers informed, educated and entertained about the western Mass. theater scene.

From The Alt: Paul Rapp discusses the tricky trademark issues concerning the recent legalization of marijuana in Massachussetts.

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From YouTube.com: Greater Nippertown author and Times Union arts writer Amy Biancolli was pleasantly surprised to hear that her TEDx Talk on “Living After Suicide” had been sampled by Fragile for “I Want to Be Cold”

From NYS Music: Pete Mason chats with guitarist Justin Henricks as he prepares for his upcoming debut release as a bandleader with Wurliday’s Bedtime Blazer EP.

From AllOverAlbany.com: The Albany All Stars Roller Derby launches its 10th season on Saturday (April 15) – at a new home – the new Albany Capital Center.

From BobDylan.com: Bill Flanagan conducts an intriguing Q&A with Mr. Dylan, in support of the release of his new 30-song, three-CD set, Triplicate.