|Modest Mouse - Dashboard|
(Feb 10, 2010 - 20:15)
| dmax wrote:|
See, this is something that I keep seeing on the boards
"I hate this song."
How about defending the song instead of personally attacking the critic? This happens in a lot of venues, and it's become some sort of accepted way of behaving, but I strongly disagree that it's appropriate. Can we stick to talking about the music?
Your point is an excellent one and I agree with you strongly.
In fact, the mindless criticisms and non-acceptance of other people's thoughts are the main reasons I do not contribute to these forums very often any more. Certain serial members here dominate these boards with their personality and will only have their own opinions listened too. Frankly, I'm sick of this sort of on-line bullying and just won't play any more.
|Show of Hands - Roots|
(Feb 02, 2010 - 16:53)
| callum wrote:|
Note the bit where he rails against the BNP and the like:
"How will we know where we come from?
I've lost St. George and the Union Jack
That's my flag too and I want it back"
This country doesn't know where it comes from, and it will never know if people don't wake up soon.
You know, nothing stays the same and everything changes. Ultimately, we all need to accept this.
It's fine to idealize the past, but to construct an ideal the the clock must be turned back is very dangerous and foolish.
|Show of Hands - Roots|
(Feb 02, 2010 - 16:43)
|Sounds like a call to arms for some nationalist right-wing BS.|
|God is an Astronaut - A Deafening Distance|
(Nov 29, 2009 - 15:38)
| fredriley wrote:|
LOL! "Thank you for your call. Please hold as your prayer is very important to us, and will be answered by the next available angel." ;)
For the younger listeners, the band name is a reference to the (in)famous Erich von Daniken and his followers/imitators who published a series of books in the 70s claiming that aliens had built all sorts of ancient marvels, including the pyramids, Stonehenge and the Easter Island statues. Daniken et al made good use of the rhetorical question, such as "Could ancient humans really have created such a technically exacting work as the pyramids with their primitive technology?". To which the answer is an emphatic "yes", as has been shown by many experimental archaeologists. Daniken has been widely debunked and ridiculed and has deservedly dropped into the dustbin of history, and is now just a cultural curio illustrating the depth of secular religious fervour prevalent in the 70s (to which I can testify, as I too was a strong atheist yet a fervent believer in the 'God is an Astronaut' theory).
Wow, somebody with something intelligent to say for a change. I'm impressed.
|Midnight Oil - Antarctica|
(May 31, 2008 - 04:55)
Yeah, this is ridiculously bad.
Friggan yank. You don't have a clue. Go and invade Iran or something. Surely they are hiding WMDs or something. LOL.
|Dead Can Dance - The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove|
(Nov 07, 2007 - 19:22)
Music to whip to?
Yes, the rhythm, the cracking sound, the dark mood. I can see that working in my personal dungeon.
The "I don't believe you anymore" certainly has a punitive catch to it.
|Lucinda Williams - Come On|
(Sep 20, 2007 - 18:35)
Amazingly, this song gets worse every time it is played... I can't wrap my head around the physics of that phenomenon, but it is occurring... Actually could be a great song if it were just an instrumental piece, but seriously the lyrics and vocals are disgraceful... Courtney Love could write a better song if she were still alive... I mean, come one... really come on Lucinda, and then shut up
|Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things|
(Sep 18, 2007 - 19:05)
Wow, what an intensely unpleasant set of lyrics. Get that girl some happy pills!
Soldiers come quickly, I feel the earth beneath my feet.
Im feeling badly, its not an attempt at decency.
And if youre well off, well then Im happy some for you.
But Id rather not celebrate my defeat and humiliation here with you.
Someone come quickly, this place was built for moving out.
Leave behind buildings, the city planners got mapped out.
Bring with you history, and make your hard earned feast.
Then well go to Omaha to work and exploit the booming music scene and humility.
And weve been talking all night
Oh god come quickly, the execution of all things.
Lets start with the bears and the air and mountains, rivers, and streams.
Then well murder what matters to you and move on to your neighbors and kids.
Crush all hopes of happiness with disease cause of what you did.
And lastly, youre all alone with nothing left but sleep.
But sleep never comes to you, its just the guilt and forever wakefulness of
Its just you and me
The execution of all things.
The execution of all things.
The execution of all things.
|Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning|
(Sep 16, 2007 - 17:28)
You could be right... but is it possible you missed the point of the song?
It's a ballad, simply a story in lyrical format. I think that's the point of the song. My response is one dealing with the characters in the story and I chose to see the protagonist as a negative sought of guy.
|Cake - Italian Leather Sofa|
(Sep 16, 2007 - 17:14)
|really good subject matter. I like the way Cake will explore areas where other bands just don't go.|
|Kan'Nal - Gypsy|
(Sep 12, 2007 - 21:40)
|This lot just stink of hypocrisy to me.
It makes me think of a of mass people with used tampons, used toilet paper and huge SUVs used to get to these concerts where they all delude themselves that they are in unison with the planet while continuing to consume resources and produce waste.
|Camper Van Beethoven - Might Makes Right|
(Sep 11, 2007 - 16:39)
I LOVE this song! A fantastic anti-war song of our time.
I like to view this song in a historical context. Many regimes have used the "might makes right" argument. Fairly recent garbage in the Balkans, Hitler, colonialism, Stalin and the gang, etc...
Kind of like the tax office, lol.
|The Ditty Bops - Ooh La La|
(Aug 19, 2007 - 17:44)
|"Latest tests prove that she's happier with more
The oyster is open for any to pearl "
What-ever could they mean?.... mmmmm
|Ivy - Undertow|
(Jun 19, 2007 - 21:56)
umm, u can fight the undertow. You swim across the rip-tide. Duh.
|Eagles - Hotel California (live acoustic)|
(Apr 18, 2007 - 03:15)
The 'Hotel California' is a metaphor for rehab/recovery, "you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.."
Listen to all the lyrics with this in mind..
Really, I thought it was about Satan worship..
Do you have white wine?
No we have not had that spirit here since 1969.
I was told that meant they rejected the Holy Spirit
|Lily Allen - LDN|
(Apr 18, 2007 - 03:05)
Who cares, the song is fantastic! It's OK for music to be fun.
I heard Lily Allen here first and was inspired to look her up. Overall, her stuff is not for me. I almost suggested it to my 13 year old neighbor, but upon a closer look at the lyrics, I decided it wasn't appropriate coming from an adult. Pretty soon she'll find it on her own.
Well.... It's not for you = you would not normally listen to it.
You wanted to introduce to a child but realised it was not appropriate.....
I think your intiution is telling you something.
May I suggest you read between your own line EB3 :)
|Hot Tuna - Keep on Truckin'|
(Apr 18, 2007 - 02:42)
I think not
A little drunk last night I'm afraid, hence may harsh comments. It was not directed at this ditty in particular, but to it and the four tunes preceeding it!!!
|Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl|
(Apr 16, 2007 - 23:41)
Nothing to see here folks, move along. A 3, barely
Why the dis? Her vocal range and ability is extraordinary.
I suspect Tori is a victim of cultural cringe **and** tall poppy syndrome. Similar to Kylie Minagoue in Australia. No one could stand her in the 80's, she could not do anything without being bagged. (The locomotion ring a bell?)She went to England, become successful, developed cancer and is now Australia's darling.
|Split Enz - Six Months in a Leaky Boat|
(Apr 16, 2007 - 20:22)
|Ugh, Kiwiana! The tiny achievements of this blob in the South Pacific are to often haughtily presented.
I was prisoner there for five long years. Bloody cold and damp!!!
|K-Os - Crabbuckit|
(Apr 16, 2007 - 19:20)
|Even though the cover art is telling me that I should think this is cool; I can resist and make up my own mind.... this is a great little ditty.|
|U2 - Beautiful Day|
(Apr 16, 2007 - 18:14)
|I really really appreciate the poetry and images that this song conjures.
|XTC - Greenman|
(Apr 15, 2007 - 19:52)
|Goody, pre-christian paganism. I like, lots.
It's even having a dig at the christians, not so subtly pointing out that the symbolism was incorporated into early christian churches.
|Josh Ritter - Good Man|
(Apr 12, 2007 - 18:55)
I wonder why somebody photoshopped out the saddle on that horse? Leaves him looking very strange and swaybacked, but worse than swaybacked. Clearly it is an English saddle profile, but strange harness. Girth is way too narrow, and the others straps don't belong.... tres peculiar.
I do believe the cover art could be making an artistic statement.
|Mary Gauthier - Mercy Now|
(Apr 12, 2007 - 18:33)
She's certainly none of those things - check out more of her music before you dismiss her for the "insane look" in her eyes.
|Anna Ternheim - No Subtle Men|
(Apr 11, 2007 - 19:27)
..or just doesnt like women in 'linne' (its the swedish word for what she's wearing; dunno the english word).
well that's a faux passe. Your killing me with suspence!
|Carbon Leaf - The War Was In Color|
(Apr 11, 2007 - 06:34)
For those of you who haven't read "Flags of Our Fathers", read it. There's one part where Doc Bradley's dad tels him to volunteer for the Navy rather than become a grunt. Sounded like a good idea. He gets assigned as a Navy corpsman and went ashore on Iwo Jima in the first wave or so. He survived the month long battle that eventually consumed thirty thousand people.
I much preferred the movie filmed in parallel, letters of Iwo Jima. The cast is Japanese and Japanese is the language spoken with English sub titles.
Really quite good job Clint Eastwood did there, it salvages Flags of out Fathers from the BS mediocrity and platitude of yet another version of how America saved the world and won the war.
If you liked Flags of Our Fathers, I strongly recommend you watch Letters from Iwo Jima. Some of the scenes are juxtaposed between the films and this creates a real sense of being a witness to events unfolding.
|Jem - They|
(Apr 11, 2007 - 06:18)
|Is this the clip were she strips in space?|
|Colin Hay - Down Under|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 19:58)
it's a vegamite sandwich...that nasty yeasty condiment that they like down there!
It's possibly an acquired taste but it is nice and it is very good for you. It's basically yeast extract.
It came about as a beer by-product. A local brewer was producing so much of the stuff as a leftover from the brewing process that they decided to find an alternative use for it rather than just throwing it.
It's the sediment that collects at bottom of your home-brew.
Now here's something that sounds disgusting at first but is absolutely delicious:
1) Toast some Bread.
2) Smear some Vegimite on it (I like lots).
3) Place a poached egg on top of that (soft runny centre).
4) Place some tomato sauce on that (ketchup to the majority of you).
5) Prepare for gastro orgasm.
The kiwis, typically copied it, called their puke Marmite and laid claim to it :)
|Lily Allen - LDN|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 19:03)
About the only half-way decent thing she's done. Everything else is very top 40 pop industry crud.
Also, I'm disappointed by her false lower-class accent. Her upper middle family accent breaks through. It made me check her out on Wiki. Interesting to see I was right. A lot of criticism about her double standards in just about every aspect of her life!!
LOL, that's exactly how it went for me :)
|Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 17:42)
1-Sucko-barfo 1-Sucko-barfo 1-Sucko-barfo 1-Sucko-barfo 1-Sucko-barfo 1-Sucko-barfo
Why do you think that for Crowhog2000? I couldn't disagree more. There is definitely a finesse of quality in this.
|Tori Amos - Space Dog|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 17:18)
This song is an amazing sonic journey....She's not whinning! Just listen to what she's saying and how she says it...it's really a trip if you can open your mind.
I agree. I like the visual images it invokes. Some are a bit rough, (pissing in the river) but that's cool as it really works.
|Tori Amos - Space Dog|
(Apr 10, 2007 - 17:16)
"OK, meester, we will release the hostages, as you requested, Just stop the music, OK?"
That one was not too bad. Some nice visual images in the lyrics.
|Sarah Harmer - Lodestar|
(Apr 09, 2007 - 22:39)
Two songs for the price of one. Giggity.
Not sure what giggity means. However, the tempo change and the introduction the cello into the second part of the tune is great!!!
|Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye|
(Apr 02, 2007 - 21:53)
|I'm struggling to try and understand why this rates so highly in most people's taste metre.
I can't even give this a 6.