Mike Scrivens 
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Re: “Album review: 'Weston Blues'

Thank you so much for the glowing review!
Me and the boys are quite proud of this platter and I think it shows!!

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Posted by Mike Scrivens on 08/29/2018 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Rochester's folk community isn't easy to pin down

As a local blues artist, Im proud of the folk scene that is in this city. There are plenty of opportunities for anyone that wants to take up an instrument and jam with like-minded individuals. And social media makes it so much easier to find these local groups.

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Posted by Mike Scrivens on 02/21/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “The F Word: Good art, bad artists

Youre right, Frank. Theres no clear answer to this. Only what the individual wants to deal with.

I, for one, grew up on Bill Cosby albums and still think his comedy was amazing. It was clean. Non-racial. And was fun for the whole family. The recent allegations crushed me and a little bit of my nostalgia of my youth listening to those records. But I can compartmentalize the artist with the art.

With the other artists previously mentioned, look at Jerry Lee Lewis and his past. Heck, look at Robert Johnson and his womanizing past as well. He among us without sin cast the first stone

My advice to anyone on the fence about this is simple:

If you need to, separate the art from the artist. Art should be appreciated for what it is. Every artist, because theyre human, already come to the table flawed. Thats not to say someone like Cosby shouldnt be tried and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But if the art is good to you, then leave it at that.

Posted by Mike Scrivens on 02/14/2018 at 9:48 PM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT: City Newspaper's 2016 Best Busker Contest

Im glad this link was finally fixed. But I've sent a couple emails already and haven't heard back from anyone. Broken links and unresponsiveness is no way to run a contest. Please let us know how to register.

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Posted by Mike Scrivens on 04/12/2016 at 10:45 AM

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