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  1. This is strictly my opinion (but there's plenty of rather obvious evidence to back it up): The most creative minds today are not in music/film. They're in tech. Music and Film in pop culture is now being managed by accountants and marketing. There aint't no real 'rebellion' or social turmoil like you saw in the 60s/70s. Or the raw new innovation of the 50s. The stuff being put out now has a much more derivative nature (but better effects). Nobody is going to look at the last 10 years and call it a great decade of pop art. Unless maybe video games. Hopefully that will change.
  2. Time to get back to the basics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUntPFyL178
  3. All the expat political shit I know nothing about (other than factions here get interesting at times). And I think people could come up with legitimate criticisms of stickman that I would respect, like Wendella's comments above on promoting a quasi-charlatan without questioning his credentials or claims. And the website is awful. Pure, horrific, awful. I used to NOT read stickman on that principle alone. I fucking absolutely detest his homepage. Not kidding. At all. That said, I've come to really like reading his commentary. Never met the guy but I definitely DO respect the body of work he's created. On the flip side of that, have also dug up some old Galt stuff to give him the benefit of the doubt and was left with one conclusion only: "Please dear god, don't EVER let me become like that. Castrate my sorry ass first. Anything but that."
  4. btw - I lied earlier MM. Going to hijack your thread for a wee bit. Just a wee bit. Dreadfully sorry. First 3 songs I learned to actually play on the drum kit were Judas Priest 'living after midnight,' ACDC 'you shook me all night long'- and... this one. Those were the days of wine and roses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF4MvVgmHSI
  5. Spencer Davis Group. 'I'm a Man.' Beautiful thing. "Well my pad is very messy And there’s whiskers on my chin And I’m all hung up on music And I always play to win I ain’t got no time for lovin Cause my time is all used up.." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzN0mMx-sJg
  6. So after I posted prior I dug up some old Galt stuff at his site out of curiosity. I made it in about 2 paragraphs on and old post and just closed it and several other links I had open in a queue. Was just annoying. I feel even more sympathy for stickman now. Dude was just off, in his own little mental playground sucking in the attention like a junkie. And his writing is terrible to boot. This guy literally got attention from rabidly attacking stickman, and that's it. Period. Nothing else. wtf? Long story short, I'm going to have to agree with you on this one.
  7. Awful, and yet you feel compelled to read it, an ego train wreck in perpetual motion. The tragedy here is, this fella obviously spends a large chunk of his life fixating on perceived wrongs and how to get payback against these other fellas, along with the delusions of grandeur. Were talking years of your life. I did feel a little empathy for Stickman in this. To have some guy fixated on you and defining his life through attacking yours, even if most don't take him serious, he can do some damage And yet we're curious to read it (including me). And yep, I'll probably get a couple chuckles out of this video evolution if it ever sees fruition. Crazy mixed-up world.
  8. Always thought The Who was under-appreciated stateside (in comparison to Beatles, Zeppelin, Stones, etc.). And I love Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones pre-80s. I once talked a couple guys into going to see Quadrophenia with me at the midnight movie, I think there were about 5 people total in the audience (this was about 89). I found it depressing (but I think that was the intent). The last portion of "The real me" always meant something to me. A little mental illness in my family as my maternal grandfather suffered from dementia and an uncle on the same side committed suicide. Both when I was very young and didn't understand but the ripple effect would be a constant presence I was growing up. To me the most terrifying thing is losing your mind. And I'm a blathering fucking fool. Anyway, here's my flavor of the week. And probably nobody else is going to like this shit, so I promise not to post anything else here for awhile. I don't want to dampen Munchie's thread. When you can't sleep at night and you get in the car and light up a smoke and just drive at 2am, looking at all the night people -- these are the cuts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThKNt-GY1ww AND - I LOVE THIS ONE. Pure, unadulterated, horsepower. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoM5fLITfk
  9. My favorite from Quadrophenia was always this. I have no idea what the song is exactly about (other than being fucked up on the subway and generational/cultural upheaval at the time). Used to play this in high school and my mates would just go: that's the Who? (they only knew "you better you better you bet," and "baba'o'riley" - nobody even heard of Quadrophenia). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR5v4yyPV6Y
  10. Somehow this notion has taken hold in pop culture that longevity trumps all; quality of life, richness of experience, etc. Personally, I'm a big believer in fear. Not threats or intimidation or causing fear - fuck that, but I mean as a personal emotional driver. When I see people around my neighborhood with these 'no fear' bumper stickers I just think -- frickin idiots. I think a better one would be 'some fear.' But people fear the wrong things, and go for the most bland life possible in the hopes of etching out a couple more years on the calendar. THAT is my fear. There is a Helen Keller quote I love: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
  11. Mari Colvin killed in Syria this morning. Liked and respected her. RIP. Her final broadcast last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nww7rRSq0x8&feature=player_embedded#!
  12. "The End" - Documentary about rough characters brought up in difficult circumstances on London's East End. The film lets these guys tell their own stories. Victor Dark, Bobby Reading, Les Falco, et al. The Guardian was a little tough on it because the film was created by the twin daughters of Les Falco (I guess you'd call him a Boss on the East End - as it was years ago), but I thought it was well done. No air of cheesiness about it. As a matter of fact, I wish there were guys like that where I live now. From what I can see, young gangbangers in LA have no discernible values at all, despite any romantic ideas people might have. Anyway.
  13. Stacy Peralta, also did Dogtown and Z-boys. If you haven't seen it, give it a watch. When I watched Crips and Bloods I thought -- hold on a second, I've seen these guys before. Sure enough, one of the narrators (an actual longstanding crip) had a role in 'Training Day,' which utilized actual gangmembers for several scenes (didn't know prior). Anyway, it is an intelligent discussion of the evolution of the gang epidemic in LA. One of my favorite clips from Dogtown/z-boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGehaXk09pc&list=FLSfVYwN0m9LZbQpviGNUjRQ&feature=mh_lolz
  14. RIP Joe Frazier. Re: Cassius Clay. When I was a kid in grade school, 5th or 6th grade, had 4 posters on the bedroom wall -- Kenny Stabler, The Clash London Calling, Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, and Muhammad Ali. Around 1980. Ken Stabler and Ali's time in the spotlight was already waning at that point -- but I knew who they were and idolized both as great outspoken athletes with electric personalities that inspired people. Can certainly understand the appeal to youth. Ali may have had faults and been wrong, and I don't know him to the extent of others here --> but there's no denying he did great things and left a mark on history (and not all bad), and there's no doubt some of this cost him personally. Ps. Next post will be from BKK, or somewhere in LoS. Debating whether I should scoot on down to WalMart to pick up an inflatable raft before the flight.
  15. I think photos capturing the flood, or it's consequences (eg, empty market shelves) would be of interest. And have a historical relevance to look back on in the future. Don't mean to make light of a serious thing that has hurt several folks --> so maybe 'contest' isn't the greatest idea, but a thread of flood related photos. I don't know. Maybe it's an awful idea.
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