Letters from the week of Aug. 17…
The ‘Hoppers love YES!
Congratulations on a wonderful story about [Brian] Cleveland and [Steve] Gendron. I really enjoyed reading every bit of it, even though it seems I eat, breathe and sleep baseball at times. It’s so great that people that are not as fortunate to spend all this time around the game can get a good sense of what it’s like to be a minor league ballplayer through your story. It’s definitely not all fun and fame like many think. You did a wonderful job exploring two personalities and making the Grasshopper players seem just like any other 20-year-old kids, only given a great opportunity. Thank you for your continuing coverage and we hope to see you again soon!
ed. note: the author is the director of media relations and promotions for the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Jim’s got fans
The article (‘“Canvas the City’”; Aug. 3, 2005; by Jim Dowell) is wonderful!! Thank you so much for being a voice for the Greensboro Arts Community. Your words are most powerful and greatly appreciated by someone who has worked with many of the fine artists within the Greensboro Community. It is nice to see them getting some well-deserved recognition.
ed. note: the author is the programming director for the Center for Visual Arts in Greensboro.
Your article this week on Artmongerz was great, you nailed the artists and the general approach and personality’ of themselves and their work. I think those folks are all great, and I know they will’ be successful in their venture together! ‘
The article on’ Wilton, Mary Jane and Janice was very touching and brought tears to my eyes.’ You certainly paid them respect and honor, and you did so in a truly close and personal way. I said another quiet prayer for those friends as I closed the magazine.
Thank you for your generous words on them.’ I will miss each one, but’ I have memories and laughter shared, and those things keep us close.’
I’ look forward to’ your next article.’ You’re doing a super job!’ Thank you again for your hard work.
Take care and hope to see you soon,
ed. note: the author is the manager of the CVA gallery.
I think you have done a great service to the art community with this column. It provides readers with an inside glimpse into the current affairs of the local art scene. It was both informative, relative and sincere. I wish you the best of luck with this article. If there is anything I can do let me know. Thanks for the shout-out to my sweet girl. My wife will love it.
ed. note: everybody knows who this guy is, right?
Put a smile on our face’…
You did an incredible job writing this article (‘“So a man walks into a sex toy party’…’”; Aug. 10, 2005; by Brian Clarey). Lee sent it to me via e-mail.
Facts, fun and humor are all mixed to generate curiosity from the Triad regarding downtown action, the Next Door Tavern and Passion Parties.
I feel honored & proud to be a part of the YES! Weekly magazine!
Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity Brian.
With fun & laughter,
ed. note: Ms. Avondet is the Greensboro representative for Passion Parties, Inc.
Sick and tired
Here are a few things I’m sick of looking at (‘“Greensboro’s Ten Best things we’re sick of looking at’”; Aug. 3, 2005):
1. Bald headed, pot-bellied white guys with goatees: Michael Jordan looks great; Mark McGwire looks dorky and so do you, bubba.
2. Backward baseball caps: anywhere, on anyone. I automatically deduct 50 points from the IQ of anyone I see with a backward baseball cap on.
3. And all the above who refuse to remove their stupid hats in restaurants, movies, etc. Didn’t your mama teach you nothin’?
4. Girls all dressed up, nicely made-up, out on dates with totally scummy-looking guys with three-day stubble, uncombed hair, and ghetto rags: if I were a girl and a guy showed up to go out looking like that I’d send him home to clean up or find himself some ‘ho’!
5. Finally, beautiful ladies with gorgeous complexions screwing it all up forever with stupid tattoos: would you throw paint on the ‘“Mona Lisa’”? Put Venetian blinds on the Parthenon?
Thanks for listening. I’ve got more but these will do for now.
Article comments from yesweekly.com
Headline of Article: ‘“So, a man walks into a sex toy party…’”
I’m all for people having fun, even at a party in a public bar involving something as risquÃ© as a Passion Party. I also believe in good taste in print, and your article was not. Kudos to Lee for trying something new and different, but shame on you for giving too many details about the products and not enough about the bar clientele reaction. Was the event a success? How many people showed up that night? Will it actually increase business at The Next Door Tavern? These are the questions inquiring minds would like to know the answers to!
What a hilarious article! Kudos to Brian Clarey! I think we ALL need to go to one of these parties. I’ve been to one of Sylvia’s Passion Parties, also’… what a riot! Fun Fun Fun! Thx for this article!
Sylvia has an exceptional grasp of knowledge of human sexuality and relationships as well that does get overlooked here. Many people come to her for advice and this type of casual environment help people step a little outside of their sheltered world. Kudos to Next Door Tavern to being willing to open themselves (though obviously hesitantly) to something that will help people broaden their perspectives. Maybe I will reconsider downtown Greensboro during the week for entertainment.
Headline of Article: Local Vocal: ‘“PETA needs to address the problem’”; Aug. 10, 2005 by BB Knowles
I couldn’t agree more with BB Knowles, PETA is not the problem here. It’s the breeders. Our shelters are filled to capacity, we are killing dogs and cats by the millions every year, and we still allow breeders the freedom to reproduce animals as they please. Many people aren’t aware that our shelters are filled with breed dogs, dogs that were bought and then discarded because they chewed the furniture, peed on the rugs or their humans just got tired of them. Let’s stop blaming PETA, an organization dedicated to helping animals, and start pointing our fingers at the breeders, those who care only for the profit they make from exploiting animals.
Article comments from yesweekly.com
Headline of Article: ‘“Guilford County’s Mexican gang scare: Violent criminals or just illegal immigrants?’”; Aug. 10, 2005; by Jordan Green.
One tool to fight gangs that will never be used: Deport any gang member who is an illegal alien. (FBI says 50% of gangsters in large cities are illegal aliens) Deport the parents and family members who are also illegal aliens. Yeah, it’s too tough. We send our military in to tough places, but we’re not willing to be tough with thugs & criminals.