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Pedestrian

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  1. I don't know exactly whom this comment is directed at, but as it pertains to the original poster's question -it's actually good advice (from a pragmatic perspective). If a music listener doesn't have enough experience to distinguish what the "labels" mean, he or she has the advantage of not being burdened with preconceptions. Which is a good thing. It's the difference between being a music lover and being pigeonholed with a particular demographic identity. Everything I just wrote probably went right over angel's head. My advice: listen to whatever turns you on. Listening to Elvis might lead you to the artists who loved Elvis, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and listening to those bands might lead you to others. When you learn who influenced who your perception of "labels" will probably change. That's my two-and-a-half cents.
  2. Upon its' cancellation, the series stops abruptly, there is no "end" to the story. There was a lame reunion special many years later, if I recall correctly, the island is depicted as completely developed and looks a lot like a Hawaiian resort. I don't remember what the explanation for that was. Evidently, Gilligan never left.
  3. In no particular order... Easy Rider Almost Famous Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas The Devil's Rejects Fandango
  4. "Strangers passing in the street By chance two separate glances meet And I am you and what I see is me And do I take you by the hand And lead you through the land And help me understand the best I can And no one calls us to move on And no one forces down our eyes And no one speaks and no one tries And no one flies around the sun" ...from 'Echoes' ~lyrics by Roger Waters (more of a strange limerick than an example of clever ryhme)
  5. A classic rock afficionado such as yourself should have remembered to include "Jump Into the Fire" by Harry Nilsson somewhere in that top ten...
  6. "Melissa" - Allman Bros. "Radar Love" - Golden Earring "Wasted Years" - Iron Maiden "A sort of homecoming" - U2 "Interstate Love Song" - Stone Temple Pilots "Maps" - YeahYeahYeahs
  7. The artistic sigfinicance of those films is inarguable, but some of them are intellectually daunting and would possibly be difficult viewing for an "aspiring film buff's" "starter" list. For example, a person with "conservative" values and viewpoints might find A Clockwork Orange to be nihilistic rubbish. Or, a person who has no experience with foriegn cinema might find the pace of Rashoman tediously slow. Even Citizen Kane, although stylistically groundbreaking for its' time, would probably underwhelm some younger viewers raised on glossier Hollywood fare. I'm not so sure Do The Right Thing belongs on that list at all. To Kill a Mockingbird would have been a better choice of movie dealing with the subject of racial prejudice. But it is Spike Lee's finest work and deserves some merit.
  8. What about "Bad" stoner movies? (The kind that screw with your head in an unpleasant way...) My top three least favorite: Pink Floyd - The Wall -- (even tho I'm a Floyd fan) It's Alive -- (creepy 70's horror flick) Moulin Rouge! -- (too much dancing, not enough prancing)
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