Letters: Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Angst and Alverson

You seem to have an amateur reviewing Texas Music. Anthony Mariani’s review of Tommy Alverson’s newest c.d. Heroes and Friends (“Killer or Filler”, Nov. 24, 2004) is so far removed from reality it is like something from an Alfred Hitchcock story. It is obvious that Anthony does not need to be reviewing Texas country music. Mr. Mariani talks about mainstream country and the CMA’s as if it is OK to equate Texas country music with mainstream Nashville. It is not OK, and he clearly does not understand this about our Texas artists. Tommy Alverson would not “mug” for the CMA’s!

I wonder if Mr. Mariani has ever been to one of Tommy’s live shows? If he had, he would know that Tommy’s vocals are far from weak.

Another point that tells me Anthony really shouldn’t be reviewing this music is that he references Guns ’N Roses. People who would buy a Tommy Alverson c.d. aren’t particularly studied up on their Guns ’N Roses, so his point goes completely missed. Also, a music critic should know that at the end of the “I Feel Like Drinkin’ Today,” the bars of music came from “Satisfaction,” not “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

I am also completely confused by his B+ grading. I don’t really know if he liked it or not. You should consider re-assigning Anthony to something he knows a little more about. Yes, I am a little biased ... but Anthony should not be reviewing such an objective subject like Texas Music.


Mitchell Alverson
Mansfield

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