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by ryanking
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Townes Van Zandt
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Yeah, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt is a really good record. I love how they decided to call it that. He wasn't dead, far from it. I've been wanting to get Live At The Old Quarter for a long time now. I like songs where the artist kind of proclaims their own death. Tryin' to think of an example. G...
by ryanking
Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Mamas and the Papas: drug music
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Interestingly, Matthew Sweet once talked about starting up a Mamas and the Papas style harmony group with, among others, Suzanna Hoffs from the Bangles. That would have been awesome. Wish he would have done it. Maybe he still will. I want to know more about Phil Ochs! What I've heard of this guy, he...
by ryanking
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: which songwriters are the best poets?
Replies: 50
Views: 4381

Hey! what about Greg Dulli, people...I think his lyrics have the whole "I'm a drunk fcuk up and love it" poetic tone... Oh yeah, definitely. Especially the Gentlemen album where he really takes apart the roles that he and his lady friend were falling into. That stuff would stand on its own. Also se...
by ryanking
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Happy Birthday, Jake Brown!
Replies: 39
Views: 3863

stickman45 wrote:
No, it's "Life beginswith a 40. And, a faulty prophylactic.


My personality, plus a 40, qualifies as birth control.
by ryanking
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Uncle Shecky's Wayback Machine - Howard Jones
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Oh man, yeah. Howard Jones was keeping it real. I bet his house has like eight keyboards up each wall. "Things Can Only Get Better" used to give me chills, but the song I REALLY used to love when I was ten is "No One Is To Blame" which is still one of the saddest/most honest/loveliest songs I've eve...
by ryanking
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Happy Birthday, Jake Brown!
Replies: 39
Views: 3863

Happy birthday! Life begins at 40!
by ryanking
Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Jeff Mangum appears onstage at the Bowery!
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Syd Barrett was a product of the media of the time and so is Mangum now. If it wasn't for the media (Rolling Stone right down to the blogs) ravenous for new product to discuss and shit out, there wouldn't be such a thing as a "recluse" role. And people like Mangum would feel free to play music from ...
by ryanking
Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: JANDEK REVEALED
Replies: 23
Views: 3239

I hear what you're saying about Jandek's passion, but I gotta know and I am asking, does anyone seriously HEAR something in Jandek's music? If so, what? I'm not knockin' anyone that does, I'm just really curious to hear what someone actually gets out of his records, musically, something other than t...
by ryanking
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: JANDEK REVEALED
Replies: 23
Views: 3239

Jandek is such a carny. Can anyone deny the brilliance of making dozens of "arty" records under the guise of being a recluse, then suddenly deciding to "come out" and reveal your identity to the indie scene once you have a huge back catalog? I mean, come on, the guy is a stockbroker in real life, is...
by ryanking
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Big Star album... Might it actually be good?
Replies: 33
Views: 6978

Out on the road today, I saw a Big Star sticker on a Cadillac. A little voice inside my head said, "don't look back. you can never look back."

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