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by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who is a "guilty pleasure" for you?
Replies: 119
Views: 17932

My first proposal was that the line between "good rock 'n' roll" and guilty pleasure is at best a little hazy. Now we're charging headlong into a discussion about whether pop music is "art" or "commerce". That hazy line just got a whole lot blurrier. Suffice to say that politics and commercial conce...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who is a "guilty pleasure" for you?
Replies: 119
Views: 17932

I personally think the whole concept of a band being a guilty pleasure is a bit ridiculous. I don't think there is some magic line you can draw in the sand between pop music that is "acceptable" and music that is "unacceptable". There's nothing completely evil about Boston or Chicago or Toronto or <...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bum Rush: Alex Lifeson Lets Fists Fly
Replies: 48
Views: 4256

At one end of the spectrum, you have the allegedly overzealous security guards and police. At the other end, an allegedly drunk-out-of-his-mind goon replete with youngster backup. Who's at fault? Likely everyone to varying degrees. Everyone makes mistakes, particularly on New Years Eve. I was concei...

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