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by Nicolson
Fri May 11, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: The Worst Lyrics Of All Time
Replies: 27
Views: 2763

Rolling Stone reads some of the worst lyrics ever:

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/i ... rics-ever/

(and oddly enough, the funniest thing about it is his pronounciation of "Shana" Twain.)
by Nicolson
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Al Sharpton Calls Imus Racist...Pot Calles Kettle Black
Replies: 54
Views: 7939

Murphy - Sure, it's not as bad as it was, in the sense that slavery is actually against the law today, and the KKK can't usually get away with lynchings these days...but when you have the Sean Bell, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, and James Byrd cases all happening within the past 10 years, it's still ...
by Nicolson
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Al Sharpton Calls Imus Racist...Pot Calles Kettle Black
Replies: 54
Views: 7939

p.s. - Did I miss something? Imus still can speak. No one has sewn his lips shut. Nobody took away his first amendment right to freedom of speech. He can still say whatever he wants just like anybody else. (In fact, I'd pay to watch him set up a soapbox on a corner in my neighborhood and exercise hi...
by Nicolson
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Al Sharpton Calls Imus Racist...Pot Calles Kettle Black
Replies: 54
Views: 7939

Russ - I have a friend who teachers mainly Black and Latino high school juniors, and he asked them that very question last week: Is it different when Chris Rock uses the n-word? Why? He said that, universally, his kids said yes--not because being Black makes the word "okay", but because th...
by Nicolson
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Al Sharpton Calls Imus Racist...Pot Calles Kettle Black
Replies: 54
Views: 7939

My $.02, for what it's worth: First, I think it's a mistake to say this is a Sharpton v. Imus thing. The fact is that a LOT of people are calling for Imus to be fired. A LOT. The past 2 days in Chicago, Jesse Jackson has held protests at the NBC building. (As for "writing to the FCC", well...
by Nicolson
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Headphone Help
Replies: 28
Views: 4984

One other thing I wanted to ask: What about in-line volume control? I've had a couple of pairs with, and I really like the convenience (since I keep my Ipod in my bag and just run the cord out...it's really annoying to reach into the bag and fiddle with volume all the time.) But...they always seem t...
by Nicolson
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Headphone Help
Replies: 28
Views: 4984

Yeah, but I also find that I'm pretty rough on my headphones...with ear buds I usually end up shorting out one or the other side after a year because of yanking them out by the cord. And noise cancelling, I dunno...I tried an Aiwa pair and felt like I could hear a distinct "hum" over all t...
by Nicolson
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Headphone Help
Replies: 28
Views: 4984

Okay, bumping this back up because my crappy Koss's are dying and I'm now in the market for an affordable ($50-70) pair of cans. I'm thinking closed-cup, non-noise cancelling designs, if folks have any recommendations. I don't like the in-ear design because I'm paranoid about damaging my already mes...
by Nicolson
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Wilco - Sky Blues Sky
Replies: 78
Views: 11622

As a matter of criticism, yes you are only as good as your last record. Sure, but my point is that I think Wilco get (unfairly) slapped by a lot of people--and critics--not on the actual merits of each album, but because people bring certain expectations of what a Wilco album should sound like, bas...
by Nicolson
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Wilco - Sky Blues Sky
Replies: 78
Views: 11622

And hey, everybody loves lite rock. Especially if it gets a little jazzy! Right? Bite your tongue, Jake. Actually, I think Wilco is a band that tends to suffer from expectations: a bunch of alt-country types hated Yankee, a bunch of Yankee fans hated Ghost Is Born...and so on. Personally, I was loo...

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