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by R. Burton
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Do any of you real musicians play Rock Band...?
Replies: 9
Views: 2980

Nope

I don't get it at all! My brothers play it, and during the holidays we did the Beatles rock Band thing together. They thought I'd dig it 'cause I such a fan, but the constant click click/tap tap drives me nuts! I feel completely stupid whacking at that "drumkit," pushing those buttons, and...
by R. Burton
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Get Comped
Replies: 11
Views: 3777

I've always thought that Squeeze's "Singles 45's and Under" and The Pretenders' "The Singles" were just about perfect.

Chuck Berry's "The Great Twenty Eight" is pretty danged good too, but I'm less likely to listen to that one these days.
by R. Burton
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rock band exterminator
Replies: 32
Views: 5872

Aw crap, and it was even worded better in that original post. Funny to see how Jimmy Buffett came up right away both times.

My apologies folks, just trying to spark some activity. What band can we take out to make Facebook go away?
by R. Burton
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rock band exterminator
Replies: 32
Views: 5872

Jimmy Buffett was one of my first choices, but you're right, Jake, it wouldn't affect much in the music world. On the other hand, that whole parrot head thing is disgusting, and just think of all the date-rapes, DUI’s, unwanted pregnancies, unfortunate tattoos, and deaths that would never have happe...
by R. Burton
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rock band exterminator
Replies: 32
Views: 5872

Rock band exterminator

As far as I know, this idea belongs to some friends of mine. If they got it somewhere else, then color me embarrassed. A while back, these friends were discussing the idea of being able to snap your fingers, and completely remove one band, or solo performer's very existence. To put it another way; &...
by R. Burton
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Worst band ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 10685

Schmeagles

I do feel a little bad about how “matter of fact” I was in my post. Frankly, except for “The Long Run” LP, and for some of the radio hits, I’m not really that big of a fan. But I don’t think they suck. I pretty much just “like” The Eagles. You can hate them all you want. Last night, I mentioned my p...
by R. Burton
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Worst band ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 10685

The Eagles don't suck

Of course you're entitled to your opinion, but mine is that saying "The Eagles suck" is like saying "disco sucks" or "country music sucks." It's uninformed and shallow. I'm sick of most of The Eagles' stuff I hear on the radio, and maybe they suck now as performers, but...
by R. Burton
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Kalamazoo Hardcore
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Kalamazoo Hardcore

Nice article about this weekend's Violent Apathy reunion shows. From the article: “Thurston (Moore, of Sonic Youth) is a huge fan,” and may have borrowed a VA lyric for Sonic Youth, Rettman said. Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), in a book on Nirvana, “Come As You Are,” remembered seeing VA in Ch...
by R. Burton
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What was your first concert?
Replies: 33
Views: 6515

First Concerts

When I was 6 years old, my parents took me to see The Banana Splits at the Calhoun County Fair in Marshall Michigan. They were opening for Grandpa Jones, of Hee-Haw fame. So I guess that was my first concert. When I was 12, parents took me to see Sha Na Na @ Wing’s Stadium in Kalamazoo. Sometimes I ...

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