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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 31, 2018 15:10
 

L.RonDamnit!  (that's me taking the 'lord's' name in vain, for Beck's sake)

Beck has been working his way up my list of favorite artists.  Maybe it's his ability to sound different on each album.  Maybe it's the feeling he's incorporating his personal life into his compositions.  Maybe it's that I find nearly EVERY damn Beck track BillG plays highly enjoyable.  Yeah....probably that last one.  Long Live RP!!  And the opposite for L.Ron's "teachings." 

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 20, 2018 18:07
 

 rdo wrote:
Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

—Mark Twain
 
{#Lol} The odd thing is that I agree with both Twain and rdo, which whom I have little in common, on this. However, if rdo's artfully placed quote is meant to apply to Beck, I have to disagree (warned you about that commonality...). Beck is a stone genius, IMHO in a rank with Dylan, Strummer, Lennon, Prince, and (sigh) Jack White for his encyclopedic assimilation of rock'n'roll idioms. Guy's cool.
countyman
(Pittsburgh Where Stanley doesn't live anymore)
Posted: Aug 05, 2017 12:54
 

He performed this and Wave on SNL.  Wave mesmerized me.
primm
Posted: Apr 11, 2017 9:02
 

{#Guitarist} great song ! great album mr Wilson could not have done it anybetter !
zepher
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 8:20
 

 crogers wrote:

Good to hear from you, Proc -

I suppose that one could use the term "bigoted" that broadly, but I think there's a not-so-subtle difference between fanatical atheists who feel more rational and learned than the believers around them (and need to tell them so) and rational, learned people rejecting religion and/or faith because they have no need of superstition for comfort or ancient writings for behavior guidance.  One becomes more rational and learned through education, experience and experimentation, coupled with a voracious appetite for substantiation of both facts and ideas and a mind open enough to avoid simply rejecting out of hand any reasonably plausible explanation of experiential phenomena.  

Maybe I do spend too much time examining it.  Of course, when discussing belief without plugging in the compassionate but slippery Perspective variable, it *is* all crazy.  I see superstition as the ugly child of fear and ignorance — and it's a needy, whiny, negative little bastard that, if allowed to grow unchecked in the human psyche, self-replicates and replaces positive things like confidence, self-determination, skepticism and even curiosity with more fear and ignorance.  The quality of ones judgement becomes tainted, decisions get made for the wrong reasons and people suffer.  Basing one's view of their place in the universe on a raft of superstitions looks to me like an unhealthy, self-defeating, dangerous way of going about things. For example, the Mayans had some interesting ideas.  For that matter, so do suicide bombers.

Fear and ignorance or confidence and knowledge?  Lazy slave to someone else's ancient ideas or a willingness to work hard to develop your own brutally honest understanding of what life really is?  Is it bigotry to wish for a more rational, educated, compassionate, honest, open-minded, forward-looking human race?  Perhaps it is, depending on your Perspective...
 
Wow.  That is a lot of words.  It's dizzying how smart you are.  It's like looking at Einstein's Math equations on the chalk board.  How about this —> People need to feel connected to a higher power.  The question is the connection.  Lots of folks feel comfort in Jesus being their conduit or representative.  It is something everyone can understand from the young, old and even folks born with mental capacity problems can know Jesus and also Jesus knows them.  He is like a road out of the desert.... Why take that away from folks?  How about the assurance of a poor widow who longs to see her husband again, or a Mother who lost a child wanting reunion in Heaven.  Because you are smarter and think you know the answer?  Read the bible yourself, looks like you have an affinity for words.  The New Testament is probably shorter than the last book you read  Open your mind.  

P.S - I still think this sounds like a Brian Wilson tune....
smackiepipe
(Western North Carolina)
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 8:03
 

 dkwalika wrote:
I should just by this album, I guess.

 
I did. Well worth it.
dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 7:03
 

I should just by this album, I guess.
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Dec 25, 2016 15:32
 

RP listeners frequently find ourselves stopped in our tracks. πŸ˜ΊπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 03, 2016 14:55
 

http://e.snmc.io/lk/f/l/b45ad2daf001f3035db78e0026d91f4f/2581587.jpg
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Sep 24, 2016 20:11
 

 crogers wrote:

Good to hear from you, Proc -

I suppose that one could use the term "bigoted" that broadly, but I think there's a not-so-subtle difference between fanatical atheists who feel more rational and learned than the believers around them (and need to tell them so) and rational, learned people rejecting religion and/or faith because they have no need of superstition for comfort or ancient writings for behavior guidance.  One becomes more rational and learned through education, experience and experimentation, coupled with a voracious appetite for substantiation of both facts and ideas and a mind open enough to avoid simply rejecting out of hand any reasonably plausible explanation of experiential phenomena.  

Maybe I do spend too much time examining it.  Of course, when discussing belief without plugging in the compassionate but slippery Perspective variable, it *is* all crazy.  I see superstition as the ugly child of fear and ignorance — and it's a needy, whiny, negative little bastard that, if allowed to grow unchecked in the human psyche, self-replicates and replaces positive things like confidence, self-determination, skepticism and even curiosity with more fear and ignorance.  The quality of ones judgement becomes tainted, decisions get made for the wrong reasons and people suffer.  Basing one's view of their place in the universe on a raft of superstitions looks to me like an unhealthy, self-defeating, dangerous way of going about things. For example, the Mayans had some interesting ideas.  For that matter, so do suicide bombers.

Fear and ignorance or confidence and knowledge?  Lazy slave to someone else's ancient ideas or a willingness to work hard to develop your own brutally honest understanding of what life really is?  Is it bigotry to wish for a more rational, educated, compassionate, honest, open-minded, forward-looking human race?  Perhaps it is, depending on your Perspective...
 
There are those people who use their faith to inspire them to compassionate action.  Even as one might disagree with some parts of their faith (me & Billy Graham for example), it works for the greater good.  Alas, there are too many who use their faith for judging and condemming (Franklin Graham for example). 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 11:25
 

 crogers wrote:
... Is it bigotry to wish for a more rational, educated, compassionate, honest, open-minded, forward-looking human race?  Perhaps it is, depending on your Perspective...
 
Perspective does change things — three- or four-point perspective enhances many pictures but generally requires a lot of erasing before the final drawing is done.    Still, I would not consider people like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Mahatma Gandhi, or Martin Luther King to have been "ignorant" or "lazy slave(s) to someone else's ancient ideas" because they were religious.
{#Cheers}
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 11:56
 

I watched the Austin City Limits show with Beck, recorded in 2014.  The man still has it!
 
Jag_87
Posted: Apr 13, 2016 14:30
 

Relaxing in the middle of somewhere in Portugal loving rp. Thanks
Dosequis
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 8:05
 

 Hoosfoos wrote:White no talent meets black no talent.
Beck should respect artistry.



 

flyboy50
(WESTMINSTER)
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 7:52
 

The opening of this song is channeling John Lennon.
 
bluejay08003
Posted: Jan 09, 2016 15:11
 

The lush production may be overdone for some, but it just sweeps me away.  Most excellent!  I love this album!
Hoosfoos
Posted: Dec 28, 2015 16:19
 

Beck should respect artistry.


passsion8
(over the hills and far away)
Posted: Dec 09, 2015 6:18
 

 stegokitty wrote:
My favourite album of 2014.
Every track is consistent with the thematic feeling, and well-done. 

 
{#Clap}
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Nov 20, 2015 20:40
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
Spent time last summer with my wife's family. They had never heard of Beck.

Of course, they don't listen to any music that isn't about a tractor, a pickup or the United States of 'Merica.  

 
Which leaves them out of "The Perfect Country and Western Song"  No Mama, beer, or prison.
dsd
(PDX)
Posted: Oct 20, 2015 15:13
 

Now, whenever I listen to Beck I am thankful that I can hear what Kanye can't—