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by MF
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Phil Spector...
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

I've posted this before, but Tearing Down the Wall of Sound is a thoroughly engrossing look at Phil Spector and the music industry. Well worth a trip to your local library.
by MF
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who Is Quintessential Rock Singer?
Replies: 119
Views: 10487

Carrie Brownstein asks, who is the quintessential rock singer? You might as well ask how long is a piece of string. But in an effort to play along, the following criteria can be sussed out of Brownstein's piece: Bravado, swagger, throatiness [really? "throatiness"]; a style that is enviab...
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: GloNo Beats Joke to Death
Replies: 91
Views: 12336

Right on. So who says we just want to discuss new stuff? I'd like to hear how your Flaming Lips exploration is going. How deep into their back catalog are you diving? I owned Transmissions from the Satellite Heart back in the early 90s, but I wouldn't say I was a big fan of the band. I didn't buy a...
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sacred Cow Bands where you just don't get the appeal: A rant
Replies: 151
Views: 12340

DJMurphy wrote:IIRC, MF is more properly a "ma'am".


Nope, I'm all Y chromosome last time I checked.
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sacred Cow Bands where you just don't get the appeal: A rant
Replies: 151
Views: 12340

You, sir, have just blown my mind. I want to hear exactly why you claim to like rock and roll but don't like the Stones. Like comedy, it all comes down to timing. My first exposure to the Stones would have been the early to mid-80s, probably Dirty Work. Not a great place to start. At that time, mus...
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sacred Cow Bands where you just don't get the appeal: A rant
Replies: 151
Views: 12340

Jake wrote:MF clearly has never smoked marijuana.


Not in a very long time and back when I did it was likely to result in listening to awful ambient music by Brian Eno.
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: GloNo Beats Joke to Death
Replies: 91
Views: 12336

So what are you listening to now? Not much new stuff, maybe three or four acts: Neko Case, M. Ward, Lambchop and Silver Jews (does Lookout Mountain even count as new?) Otherwise it's: 1. Stuff I either missed or didn't fully listen to the first time around: Radiohead, Pavement, Flaming Lips; 2. Jaz...
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sacred Cow Bands where you just don't get the appeal: A rant
Replies: 151
Views: 12340

I don't get, nor do I like, the Rolling Stones. I'm pretty sure Patti Smith is really a highbrow parody of some sort and I just haven't figured out the joke yet. Terminator would have been a better movie if the android went back in time and killed David Bowie before he could make it to the 80s. This...
by MF
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: GloNo Beats Joke to Death
Replies: 91
Views: 12336

I still read the boards pretty regularly (and keep track of the front page entries) but I don't post all that often as my listening habits have really changed. Sad to say, but it seems like rock and roll is no longer changing my life. I've also become far less argumentative about something so subjec...
by MF
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Advice from Thelonius Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 856

That is absolutely fantastic. The New Yorker had a big piece on jazz radio that included this anecdote: During a Thelonious Monk festival, one of the d.j.s went on about how Monk created art out of "wrong notes." Monk, who rarely spoke to anyone, much less a college student, called the col...

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