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WalterMitty

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About WalterMitty

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  • Birthday 10/12/1970
  1. I consider myself lucky to have grown up during a period when many styles were being played and intermingled; rock, blues, jazz, soul, funk, folk, reggae, country, and even classical. Scan through your Zeppelin albums, for example, and you will find elements of all those in there. The rigid classification/boxing-in of genres seemed less prevalent then imo. The net result for me were ears that were open to anything from arabian/indian/afican/celtic to the electronic experimentation of Brian Eno etc. Never let some journalist knocking out 'hype handles' for music limit your options, listen to all and decide what resonates for you. I tended to avoid 'chart shows' as they only illustrated what was currently being plugged or payola'd while the really good music was being played on more obscure stations. Older guys down the pub were a great reference library too.
  2. Rory Gallagher The agony and the ecstasy
  3. BB finds the sweet spot
  4. AUSTIN ROBERTS - Rocky (chorus) she said, "Rocky I've never had to die before, don't know if I can do it..." I'm sure she'll get there eventually huh?
  5. And let's not forget.......... Help, i need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know i need someone, help. When i was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way. But now these days are gone, i'm not so self assured, Now i find i've changed my mind and opened up the doors. Help me if you can, i'm feeling down And i do appreciate you being round. Help me, get my feet back on the ground, Won't you please, please help me. And now my life has changed in oh so many ways, My independence seems to vanish in the haze. But every now and then i feel so insecure, I know that i just need you like i've never done before. Help me if you can, i'm feeling down And i do appreciate you being round. Help me, get my feet back on the ground, Won't you please, please help me. When i was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way. But now these daya are gone, i'm not so self assured, Now i find i've changed my mind and opened up the doors. Help me if you can, i'm feeling down And i do appreciate you being round. Help me, get my feet back on the ground, Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh Emo as ..........
  6. Good call Batman Yet another "Everyone who's not me sucks" thread by PEW. You're an adult now Paul, (chronologicaly at least), people are still telling you you are a doofus, and you're still not listening. Grow up man!
  7. In the UK the earliest show to air what we would now term music videos would have been The Old Grey Whistle Test. A mix of live studio performances and film/'video' interpretations. Bob Harris/ Old Grey Whistle Test
  8. I am sure a moderator could clear up that suggestion in a heartbeat. I live in hope that that comment was made by MarcM with a generous helping of tongue in cheek or a bit of mischief in mind. I am in the UK. PEW I believe is in the States. If anything in my posts here have drawn similarities to PEW's then I unreservedly offer my apologies. I have read the main Songfacts for ages. I did not even notice the forum link until recently. When I did I saw PEW at his usual schtick and thought it only fair to offer a heads up. As I offered to Blind Fitter. Google his name see what comes back.
  9. Free Your Mind - En Vogue Unpretty - TLC A couple of classics imo
  10. I don't hate you. I often ponder what makes a man of your years seek attention to the degree you do, but I don't hate someone who is nothing more than a box of text to me. You do tend to pontificate from a position of ignorance though and if a discussion board is about anything, it is surely about challenging such sermons and putting an alternate view out there. I have attempted to support my viewpoint. I asked you a question to give you the opportunity to support yours. Unsurprisingly, you did not do so. You went for the distraction. A further question if you would care to reply? Why are you so dismissive of those younger than you? The "teeny-boppers". Many a teenager has humbled me with their specialist knowledge, understanding or expertise on a variety of subjects.
  11. You harp on about some fictitional era, (usually around the Beatles), where everything was idyllic in the music business. You dislike digital media and prefer vinyl but not enough to stop you freeloading mp3's? You hark for a time that never was! It is complete and utter pie in the sky nonsense. "Take a hike"? Are you a moderator here now? Care to give tangible examples of the corporations being on the run. This independents killing off the corporates trend you see?
  12. I can assure you that is certainly not the case! }
  13. n.b. All quotes are (sic) Point for point. (1) "I dont know what that last comment means." I am so very sure you do. (2) "I also dont know why you assume MySPace is the only place artists can post their songs." Just where did I state that mySpace was the only place? It is by far the most successful 'legitimate' site and therefor the model adopted by clones and the best indicator for the future. (3) "the MySpce people have no say over what the artists do. " They certainly do. They can remove them from the service anytime they like. (4) "They dont even ever mmet the artists. Why do they need to meet them? By the artists posting material on their service they signed the contract. The company gets all they need from them. More figures to sell advertising with and publishing privilages to use the artists material. (5) "MaySpace si simply replacing the Dsitribution step in the artitst-to-fan process." Yes, exactly what I said. It replaces the traditional distribution media, vinyl, cd's, tapes etc. (6) "The artists has moe control because he is paying for the production himself." More control but with no access to resources, equipment and professional guidance. (7) "He is getting his music accessed by millions (basically for free) and he is able to network (again basically for free)." Don't be silly. First the 'millions' need to know they are there. Much easier if you put the band/material on tv, in music mags, billboards etc. All of which requires significant financial investment. (8) "These are all steps in the right direction and will hopefully make the record labels obsolete." Do you seriously believe the music branch of the entertainment industry is anywhere close to considering striking camp anytime soon? They are; refining, adapting, consolidating, commisioning projections and feasibility studies as they have always done. That is how they got to be multi-national corporations in the first place. All we are witnessing at the moment is a transitional stage. Charts are already changing to reflect downloads for example.
  14. and screw the artist twice. From the corporate AND consumer side! Nice approach.
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