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  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: 7/10 I loved it when I first saw it, but since then I have read the book, and sorry to sound cliche but the movie really doesn't compare to the book. The great thing about the book is Thompson's writing style and the way he describes things, and the only time we get that in the film is with the narration and dialogue. The action is kinda boring onscreen, it's basically just Duke and Gonzo doing drugs and pulling knives on people for 2 hours. On the page though, it's great. Plus Johnny Depp is just too silly for me most of the time. In films like this one he reminds me of a high school drama teacher.
  2. Ha ha, she certainly does. Hey that reminds me, BA, I have a question for you. I have heard good/mixed things about Werner Herzog but have never seen one of his films. Do you like him? Which of his films would you reccomend?
  3. my top 5 albums of 2010 so far 1 Delorean - Subiza 2 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles 3 Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma 4 Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record 5 Onra - Long Distance
  4. I agree, she is as cute as Harmony Korine.
  5. Tim McGraw - BBQ Stain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEgP9N4iMas
  6. ha ha yes! I may be making it a bigger deal than it was, but I think that "boot in your ass" line was a turning point in post 9-11 America. It was when the majority of America started to think, "Wait a minute, this blind nationalism is starting to get a bit silly." OK maybe it wasn't all that line, but it was definitely a very visible part of the bigger picture.
  7. Favorite lyrics ever is too hard to choose, but here are some lyrics I really dig. "Losing my Edge" by LCD Soundsystem would be in my top 10 favorite lyrics. It's a spoken word song about the vocalist becoming less cool as he ages, which is trivial to most people but you can tell that as an owner of a hip record label, the vocalist is having a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that anyone with internet can acquire a record collection as impressive as his. At first he seems kind of depressed about this realization, then he gets all sarcastic and tries insulting the modern hipsters, but by the time the song climaxes he just can't take it anymore and nervously name drops a ton of hip artists. Great song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_j8BG-ybng Yeah, I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge. The kids are coming up from behind. I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge to the kids from France and from London. But I was there. I was there in 1968. I was there at the first Can show in Cologne. I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge to the kids whose footsteps I hear when they get on the decks. I'm losing my edge to the Internet seekers who can tell me every member of every good group from 1962 to 1978. I'm losing my edge. To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin. I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties. But I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge, but I was there. I was there. But I was there. I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge. I can hear the footsteps every night on the decks. But I was there. I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City. I was working on the organ sounds with much patience. I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band. I told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime." I was there. I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids. I played it at CBGB's. Everybody thought I was crazy. We all know. I was there. I was there. I've never been wrong. I used to work in the record store. I had everything before anyone. I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan. I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes. I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988. But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent. And they're actually really, really nice. I'm losing my edge. I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody. Every great song by the Beach Boys. All the underground hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks. I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import. I heard that you have a white label of every seminal Detroit techno hit - 1985, '86, '87. I heard that you have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s. I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record. I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables. I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars. I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know. But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra, Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc, Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics. You don't know what you really want. (x15)
  8. "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake is a good song. With the semi-manufactured pop stars like JT and the rest of the boy bands, it's really their producers and songwriters who are determining how good their music is. Timberlake has some good songs thanks to working with the Neptunes and Timbaland
  9. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! I had an excellent time
  10. Bazooka, good call on the Crusaders. A very underrated band. One of my favorite funky jazz bands. This is my favorite song by them: The Crusaders - So Far Away "Street Life" is a good one too of course. A band with a similar career path would be the Blackbyrds. Started originally as a jazz fusion band, they became a straight up funk band by the end of the 70s. Walking in Rhythm Love is Love Better Days
  11. Although I do enjoy a bit of disco, the best music in that period was probably the funk that was able to take some cues from disco while holding on to the legitimacy of the funk genre. Out of all the bands I've heard, I would say Earth Wind & Fire did that best. good picks with Funkadelic, Rocky Raccoon. Funkadelic was the first funk band I ever obsessed over. They really combined the best aspects of funk and rock, and at the time I was mostly just listening to rock so they were a good transitional band to help get me into funk. I think this one is my favorite/their most underrated track:
  12. I've always disliked Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock n Roll" but at my dishwashing job this year they always had the classic rock station on the radio, and the DJ played that song every day I think, and now it is one of my least favorite songs ever, if not my least favorite.
  13. that Buddy Miles song is awesome
  14. The Emotions - Best of my Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GXhLfvAky0 The Isley Brothers - Who's that Lady
  15. If anyone just wants to post their opinion and not have anyone respond to it, just get a diary or something. This is a discussion board, it's meant for discussion right?
  16. Use this thread to talk about classic funk and soul. Just getting into George Duke right now. That guy rocks! That era of funk/fusion is just really great in general. It seems like 76-79 was just that perfect time when funk got a little smoother, but was yet to be tainted by weird gloss of the 80s. Not the best generalization I've ever made though, because there was some good stuff in the 80s too. But yeah anyways, check out these George Duke songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOKoca0NfPA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aSyCyJyVTk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpRcPLnMoo
  17. It's easy to tell while listening to them that Tool has a good knowledge of musical theory, I just think their instruments sound really gross, if that makes any sense. Something about that chunky guitar tone just turns me off. I'm not a big metal guy in general. I used to be really into the classic metal, and although I don't listen to it much anymore I don't mind when it's on the radio. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden are pretty good. But yeah, anyways, Tool, they are good at using their instruments I agree, but if I want to listen to talented musicians I might as well listen to same jazz or some classical because those are some genres I can really get down with. John Coltrane and artists like him just seem more in touch with the emotions besides angst, whereas Tool just sounds constipated usually. Just my opinion though.
  18. Eminem is a pretty skilled rapper, even though almost everything he has done recently has been awful. His first two albums are great though, in my opinion. Not all white rappers are bad. The Beastie Boys and Aesop Rock immediately come to mind when thinking of good white rappers. There are a bunch of others too of course, but I dunno, racial distinctions in music aren't really that important to make. Cultural distinctions can usually be made though.
  19. "Take My Breath Away" has got to be the worst song I've ever heard. Other than that, bands that immediately come to mind would be Tool and pretty much anything I've ever heard on modern country radio.
  20. Batman


    just when it seemed as if French house music had completely forgotten about the funk and gone all electro, along comes Breakbot to bring back the boogie. I am pretty sure they don't even have a full EP out yet, but I am pretty sure that when they do it will be awesome and everyone will love it, because they have a funky groovy sound that will take you back to the early days of French house music. Think Daft Punk at their most soulful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g36tXgUTHKc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRNV0UnQog&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YBunkq0UNo&feature=related
  21. really? Getting to game 7 of the finals has got to be the 2nd least miserable thing in the NBA. And the Celtics have got to feel good especially considering that most of the paid sports analysts were predicting the Heat would knock them out in the first round...and then they all predicted the Cavs would beat them...and some analysts were even predicting the Magic would sweep them. But anyways I guess I'm glad the Lakers won. Two teams I don't particularly care for, so by default I rooted for the Western Conference team. Ron Artest was great in the press conference. He sure was excited to go to the club.
  22. started with traditional irish music when I was 6, like the pennywhistle and flute. I also play guitar. Now what I'm most interested in is electronic composition.
  23. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. Wu Tang Clan - CREAM (which stands for "Cash Rules Everything Around Me") Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
  24. The Apples in Stereo are back this year with more of their ELO-tinged indie pop.
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