Things you just don't get

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  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Unless he fought a shit ton of fights in like a year, he was older than that. The guy took up boxing to fight back against bullies. That's badass enough for me; especially given we now live in a society where we run from, rather than beat down, bullies.


    I like Joel quite a bit, but Collins is utter crap to me. It sounds like all of the worst features of pop music crammed into one package.


    This is a source of great conflict for me. On the one hand, it's fantastic in context. On the other hand, I hate Phil Collins.


    Kids are a hassle, and anyone who says otherwise is lying. They're fantastic and worth it, but that doesn't mean they're not a hassle.


    I thought I was the only one! I've tried so hard to get into Costello, and all I can think is, "what's wrong with me!? Why does everyone love this stuff!?"


    Skynyrd has politics?


    :laugh:

    By the way, aren't you a huge B-52s fan? I seem to remember you posting that somewhere, and I've always felt like I should hook you up with some Athens/B-52s schwag. I mean, I drive down the Atlanta Highway almost daily.
     
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    actually, I am a pretty big fan of 3 or 4 bands/artists from the 80's, and that is about it for my musical tastes. so I do like Elvis costello, B-52's, the go-go's, blondie, that's pretty much the range of my musical taste. but I am a huge B-52's fan. one of these days I have to get to Athens. thanks for the kind thoughts.
     


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    You bet.

    If you do ever make Athens, the first round is on me!
     


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    cool!
     


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    I've been away from Athens for ~eight months now and I miss the place. Good food, good music, great weather this time of year. Living in the DC suburbs doesn't cut it compared to Athens, place punches way above it's weight for the population.
     


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    Skynyrd has politics?
    :laugh:

    Unfortunately they do..
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hate most of the the southern honky tonk classic rock bands. They are so stupid. I will take the British stuff anyday. Though I do like Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
     


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    Yeah, every now and then I start to feel a little claustrophobic in Athens, but that quickly passes when I go some place else. It's such a fantastic little place; I could easily spend the rest of my life here.


    All kidding aside, really? I'm a pretty big Skynyrd fan, and I can't think of any political messages in their stuff. Their music is pretty much entirely Southern pride, whiskey, and chicks.


    Pro tip: Don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever come to the South and imply that Neil Young and "southern honky tonk classic rock bands" are somehow the same thing. Shit could get you killed.

    Also, the "British stuff" owes its entire existence to early Southern rockers. Without the South, the Beatles, Stones, and so on never exist.
     
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    The TV told me that all Southerners are racist. It never lied before, so why should it now? [​IMG]
     


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    Well, Dylan was very much a New Yorker, but I understand the importance of Southern American music to Rock n' Roll, but let's be clear Lynard Skynard and CCR didn't start anything. We owe just as much to the blues in terms of English rock n' roll.
     


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    And the blues owes a lot to English folk music... (Tragically under-credited)
     
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    You can't prove this.
     


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    You're right. Lies, lies, LIES!
     


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    Definitely true about Dylan. I wasn't talking about him. I was really just making a tongue-in-cheek statement about Neil Young and the South.

    I think we agree, for the most part. I just wanted to be clear that you can't dismiss the fundamental importance of Southern music in rock 'n' roll. Rock 'n' roll was basically invented south of the Mason-Dixon.

    By the way, fun fact: CCR is from California.


    Say what?


    That's because it would be like proving unicorns exist. It can't be done because it's not true.
     
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    I hate CCR.
     


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