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Everything posted by Harguitay

  1. You didn't read the poem, did you?
  2. I was there. It was the first time I ran away from home. Unlike most runaways I had a plan. From Idaho to New York, to the seminal event in my young life. I came back to a beating from my dad and a wink from my mum, both welcome....
  3. As the son of a son of a sailor with morality equal to or less than Gomorrah on a bad day I have subjected my kids to a lifetime's share of profanity, but I've tried to teach that the time and place for such color should be well chosen. The song in question contains a line well in keeping with the mood and attitude of the situation. If I was in Pete's shoes I would ask the very same thing...and I'm sure my son would too. And I'd probably wait a day or two to bail him out.
  4. "The angrier the better." That's the punk mantra. "Speed equals greatness." That isn't music; it's masturbation. "I only know three chords!" Cheech Marin said that in a parody of heavy metal, and there's the tragedy. Heavy metal, or the best of it, is steeped in the darkest blues, and none of the recent contributions to the genre have a clue.
  5. He doesn't need the money...and between fetal hormone injections and lunches with Scratch his calendar is full....
  6. In its roots of ancient folk, bluegrass and cantina, country was human. Today it's formulaic and oversold.
  7. It's hard not to like Rod Stewart. "Mandolin Wind" is among my favorite songs, and he's put up more that are on the list. But I've seen the man in concert. No photography, no autographs, and a goon squad that ensures there will be no audience participation. These things protect him personally and professionally, and I have no problem with that. To me he comes across more like a businessman than an artist.
  8. Better that Geldorf coerce the money out of guilt in exchange for entertainment than my government extort it by force in exchange for...what? Oh, right.
  9. I hate research. You're half right, Mike. It really was a remix done by a DJ-someone for "Small Soldiers." Still a Rush project, but so incomprehensibly bad that I considered burning my Rush collection. http://www.2112.net/artifacts/rushinsalutes/track8/8.html
  10. The most with the least. That is the ideal haiku. You already know.
  11. That song wasn't John's world. It was a sentimental, idealistic song with no basis in reality either for him or the rest of the world. The song title was imagine, after all....
  12. It is a great album. I don't care for crooners, but Beckett made me listen to every note.
  13. Loud colorful sounds tickle my ears with laughter and wake me from dreams. That works. Thanks, Josef.
  14. I've heard lots of rock and roll, but I don't recall the Carpenters falling into that category. Is there a light pop elevator music hall of fame petition?
  15. It wasn't a cover but a remix I heard a few years ago. Rush did a horrible second take on Tom Sawyer, to try to capture another generation fan base. It didn't work for either generation....
  16. I think Paul did most of the singing. Wasn't it Beatles' practise that the author of the lyrics sang them? Paul certainly had the more melodic and polished voice. John's was edgier and a little nasal.
  17. Give the cd to someone else. For me the seminal song is "The Needle and the Damage Done." I worked for 2 years at a junkie clinic in Charleston. The lesson I learned is that you can't relate to the tragedy of addiction until you pick up the spike yourself.
  18. Seven posts saying the same thing each time? That's called spam.
  19. You tear the paper but your message is succinct. Well done, grasshopper.
  20. But he wasn't serious. That album was a spoof. "Denny Crane!"
  21. Simon says something. I do not speak cat. Maybe his dish is empty?
  22. You picked the wrong place at the wrong time for music. The vacuous years of the 70's remain the dead years for rock and roll. Good luck, and remember that any suggestions have caveats....
  23. Oh, yeah! Molly played at my high school prom. They're coming to Virginia? I'm there! The strangest things give you teenage legs....
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