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Steve of Bloomington

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2008, 06:40:40 PM »
-Love: the early singles are fine, but Forever Changes is like a slightly-above-average Moody Blues record

Ouch!   It hurts because I can see it might be true!

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2008, 06:46:01 PM »
-Love: the early singles are fine, but Forever Changes is like a slightly-above-average Moody Blues record

This just makes me want to go give the Moody Blues another chance.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2008, 06:49:03 PM »
I'm-a have to say R.E.M. I've tried to get into this band, but I was never able to figure out which early-period record was so good that it atoned for everything after 1991. Their trajectory has gone from meh to ugh for me.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2008, 06:51:54 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.

Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.
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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2008, 07:01:46 PM »
-Sleater-Kinney: the Go-Go's if their idea of fun was a Sunday afternoon listening to NPR
-dead prez: robbing pizza delivery guys isn't a revolutionary act, dipshits

These made me laugh, even though I do really like Sleater-Kinney. Mostly because they're so LOUD.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2008, 07:08:30 PM »
I can't think of anything offhand beyond the usual picks (Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, CYHSY). So I'll borrow one from a guy I just ran into while walking back to my apartment:

Guy: You look like you're in a really good mood (I wasn't, actually). What are you listening to?
Me: The Minutemen.
Guy: I don't know them. Can I listen to a bit?
(I hand him the iPod earbuds. He listens to 20 seconds of "The Anchor," then hands them back.)
Guy: They're alright - not intense enough for me. I like stuff like Nine Inch Nails.
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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2008, 07:26:23 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.


Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.


Seconded! The records are great, but so is this:


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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2008, 07:40:41 PM »

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Me too! I ignore them so easily without even giving them a chance. But I think doing that puts me on the losing end.
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There are definitely bands that fall into that cool-looking category that I do like (Blondie, I guess?)  but really I remain mystified by the seemingly unanimous decision that like-minded music fans have made about this being the height of male/female attractiveness:





I get so distracted by the fact that I want to feed these people carbohydrates that I automatically discount their music.  Also, it leads to idiots like these getting famous:







Actually, this post has nothing to do with music.  I just wanted to share these photos with you all.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2008, 07:45:27 PM »
I don't know any of those people except Karen O and Terry Richardson.  Which reminds me: hopeful sign that the 00s might finally be over #1 of 1 (if this has legs maybe I'll start another thread):

I was in St. Marks Books the other day, and there was a whole huge pile of Richardson's porn coffee-table tome on the remainder table, heavily discounted.  This might mean that photos that look like the "Beaver Hunt" section of Hustler circa 1983 are no longer considered high art!
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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2008, 07:50:03 PM »
I had to Google Jim O'Rourke.


Mr. Grote, I recommend you procure copies of Eureka and Insignificance forthwith, if only for the cover art.


Seconded! The records are great, but so is this:




Done!  Thanks for the tip.  Except that one in the lower left corner bugs me a little bit.  Call me a prude, but I really think that bestiality is not OK!!
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2008, 08:39:51 PM »

I can't think about this topic.  Toooo much to think about.

*brain explodes*

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2008, 01:17:39 AM »
I can't think of anything offhand beyond the usual picks (Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, CYHSY). So I'll borrow one from a guy I just ran into while walking back to my apartment:

Guy: You look like you're in a really good mood (I wasn't, actually). What are you listening to?
Me: The Minutemen.
Guy: I don't know them. Can I listen to a bit?
(I hand him the iPod earbuds. He listens to 20 seconds of "The Anchor," then hands them back.)
Guy: They're alright - not intense enough for me. I like stuff like Nine Inch Nails.


You should really devote at least 60 seconds to the Minutemen before passing judgment on them.
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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2008, 01:47:19 AM »
Crystal Castles. I don't hate them or anything, they're just not very edifying.

This cements it.

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2008, 08:42:34 AM »
Except that one in the lower left corner bugs me a little bit.  Call me a prude, but I really think that bestiality is not OK!!

Less an example of prudery than an objection to the impossibility of real consent, surely?

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Re: "Cool" music that you don't like
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2008, 09:22:10 AM »
That might be true.  I have no real objection to the dude being violated by the Octopus, but I'm taking a bold stand against the rape of cute fluffy bunnies!!!!!
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