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CriticalTheory_Breakfast



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Sage Francis wrote:
This following email is why I don't give a flying fuck about what people think about me. Fan or non-fan. Because people, such as this person below, will always have shitty opinions that they share. So let me share something with you, my friend. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT:

Sage,

I've been a fan of yours for about ten years; I've always introduced your music to friends as being conscious and intelligent hip hop. I tell them that hip hop isn't all about bitches, hoes and guys trying to out macho each other. I feel like I was proven wrong tonight by how you acted at the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel show. I lost a lot of respect for you when you jumped in that kid's face for talking during your set. Obviously someone had to tell him to shut up but isn't that the reason you have security at shows? Anyway I doubt you'll read this and if you do I doubt you'll care, I just want you to know that not all of your fans appreciate your tough guy antics.

Peace,
Josh


hippies... what a boring life to live.
Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:31 am
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Sage Francis
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He would have preferred that I call security rather than deal with the situation myself. Poor guy. I really embarrassed him in front of his friends. I gives a fuck.
Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:20 pm
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anomaly
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WTF? You can confront a loud asshole and be "conscious and intelligent" at the same time. People who talk the whole show need tough guy antics....and a foot up their ass.
Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:58 pm
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Ardamus315



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crash wrote:
great show. the new material really lends itself to a live performance.

things got a little uncomfortable when sage screamed and threatened to punch a couple kids who were talking loudly through his accapella piece.

he segued from that into "hell of a year".... quite appropriate.

after the show he jumped off stage and hugged just about half the crowd.


damn, i missed the show and didn't mean to. damn errands i gotta run.....
Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:28 pm
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Mikal kHill



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The loud guy in our crowd got clowned on and then took pictures with Sage afterwards. haha. Dope show and Dolan really blew me away in particular, it was my first time catching him live. Very dope.

:)

Sage dealing with hecklers and the like has always reminded me of Bill Hicks. I dig it. Just one more dope element of the shows, for me. haha
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:33 am
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remind



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NY show roll call. Who's going? redball, you still making the trip?
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:33 am
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hannaford



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if i can get a ticket at the door ill be at Webster Hall for my 2nd show of the tour
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:52 pm
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Nemonic7



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I'll be at the NY show. I'll be wearing the navy blue Prolyphic and Reanimator shirt. It's going to be SICK!!! Got most of the Life album memorized and I'm ready to rock!

Got my tickets in advance. This is my first Sage Francis show. And with Sage taking an indefinite break, it might be the last chance I get so I have to make it.

I have a feeling I'm going to be hard to miss at the show.

As far as I know, doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 8PM.
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:46 pm
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Nemonic7



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Can anyone tell me how long the show's usually are? 3 hours? 4 hours? From FMA's set to the the end of Sage's set. How long does the show go?
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:29 pm
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Elorza



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In Philly I got there at about 8 and Free Moral Agents were playing, Dolan was up by about 8:35 and we were out of the venue pretty much by 11.

Fucking wonderful show, and boy howdy do I give Sage propers for not dipping off stage and powering through that intestinal turmoil...and for that little "fuck new york" interlude.

I will also be in NY with my beat to hell Frederick Douglass shirt on, rocking out up front, as is my wont. Again, feel free to say hi to a forum ghost.
Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:12 pm
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FranktheP



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I rolled into the Troc about 8:15 last night just in time to see the end of FMA agents. Not bad- not my cup of tea- but defintiely not bad.

Dolan was up next and he just killed it. First time seeing him do a set and it was outstanding (minus the rip on Geno's but we will agree to disagree). "Joan", "Earthmovers", etc were fantasitc. A man and his beats alone on stage is tough to do and he just killed it. Had the crowd dancing and movin'. A little short on time but the whole show went from one band to another and really flowed nicely.

I wasn't upset when Sage announced his retirement because I live on the East Coast and RI is up the road a bit and I will see him but I was really interested to see him with a full band. It put a whole new twist on the songs. The new stuff came out great (nothing will ever beat "Best of Times") and the old stuff ("specialist", "sea lion", "cure", "crack pipes", "hell of a year", "hopeless", "broken wings") all sounded good backed by the band especially "sea lion". Sage was rocking the cabana wear on stage and looked like he was ready for a cruise. The singer from FMA was amazing-very good give and take between her and Sage.

Overall is was a good night for music. Sage delivered what he always does and Dolan showed me that he has the ability and talent to go far with this rap shit. I finally got to meet B. and he couldn't be nicer and Big Jess was cool too. Good people, good music-a perfect Thursday night.


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Post Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:48 am
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remind wrote:
NY show roll call. Who's going? redball, you still making the trip?


I want to go. I'm just not sure I can make it.
Post Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:06 am
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Sage Francis
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ohhhhhh man.

Last show of the tour.

whoooooooooooooooo. haha.

Doors are at 6. Show starts at 7. Show ends at 10:30 or so.

And then there is a DISCO NIGHT! Which I will be skipping. I need to go home. Sorry disco lovers.
Post Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:07 am
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MYOWNCLICHE



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Sage Francis wrote:
! I need to go home. .



reminds me of one of my favorite songs...


I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and a one man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Post Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:18 am
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Bob Harris



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NYC show-thread got locked. Here is my humble review:

We rolled in with the PFA family on the early tip, which was nice. Got to talk to B a little bit, and got to dance with my baby in the wide open beautiful Webster Hall floor to the pre-show mix (which was dope, and the rumor was that was B's playlist? If so -- well done, sir). My two-step is on some next level, if you didn't know.

Free Moral Agents were excellent. I don't know what else to say about it. I very much enjoyed their set.

B. absolutely ripped it. Alias's beats were pummeling in the system, and all the kids in the crowd knew the material to sing along. He opened with "Leaving New York," and it was funny to hear a bunch of kids behind me screaming "Fuck New York!" No shit, kiddies. No shit. Probably the last time I'll scream "Come to Dubai!" that loud. I kind of shocked myself. Also B. poked some fun at a kid in the crowd for wearing "Carlton-from Fresh-Prince-shorts," and when I looked over, it was hard to tell which kid he was talking about. There were mad kids rocking Carlton shorts last night. I thought I had my finger on the pulse here, but I missed out on that little trend. "One Breath Left" is one of the illest closers in the game too.

Sage's set was the best I've ever seen him do. I don't think the significance of the show was lost on anyone in the crowd, or anyone on stage. Maybe a few people in the crowd, but that's not worth discussing. Ha. It went by in a wonderful blur for me, which is how all my favorite shows I've seen have gone. Sage brought B. off the balcony impromptu to rock "House of Bees." which was fucking rad. I go back and forth on who's dance I like more during that song -- but as much as I like Sage's "stir the honey?" dance, you can't really fuck with B's "Bumblebee-Wings" dance. The closing medley of songs were so powerful it was kind of overwhelming. When the first notes of "Best of Times" rang out, I immediately misted up (I'm still thug though) and looked at my baby to kind of laugh it off -- but she was taking these deep breaths to try to stop herself from weeping. Haha. So no help there.

And then, when the song was over, Free Moral Agents let the music ride and Sage hopped into the crowd and literally hugged everyone in Webster Hall. Which I can say, with no exaggeration, was the most beautiful, sweaty end to any show I've ever seen.

I'm still high from it. Not weed high, nahmean? Li(f)e high? I hope for Sage and B it was a satisfying end to the tour, and for Sage touring in general. You never know what kind of New York you're going to get at a show. This felt like a good New York to me. Either way. It's 300 degrees in my apartment right now, and you still couldn't wipe the smile off my face even if you told me they stopped making Sun-Chips.

Love for errbody.
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