Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-01-14, 04:07 PM   #101
trsidn 
Soggy Member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
They don't remind you of the fabulous Spice Girls?

Now there's group with a timeless appeal!
THe spice girls didn't have Kiss wannabes as a backup band...

Or is that insane clown posse?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-14, 09:39 PM   #102
Zedoo
Entropy on Wheels
 
Zedoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Geography of Nowhere
Bikes: several
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Entire genres appear and disappear in a decade, instead of centuries. That could be planned obsolescence or an excess of novelty. Both are self-correcting problems, since excess can't be sustained with a scarcity of resources.

There is also how much and how often we can't avoid hearing music we dislike or are not in the mood to hear, from store PA systems, tv commercials, idiots with loud car stereos, etc.
Zedoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-14, 03:40 AM   #103
Greyryder
Powerful-Ugly Creature
 
Greyryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 570
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Music has been mostly crap, since Nirvana singlehandedly killed rock, back in the early 90s.
Greyryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-14, 07:19 AM   #104
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The 3 signs to tell you that you're on the old side of the generation gap:
  1. You listen to your music on your Dad's old radio station
  2. All your music is in the $1.99 discount bin at Walmart (or on vinyl)
  3. Your nursing home is a public nuisance from all the loud rock and roll crashing out of it because we can't hear it otherwise, having ruined our hearing listening to loud rock and roll all our lives.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-14, 12:37 AM   #105
rousseau
Senior Member
 
rousseau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i mean bands like no direction and etc etc.am i right in thinking music today mostly sucks or am i just old. i say bring back 80s metal
That's funny!
rousseau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-14, 08:51 AM   #106
skidder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County, California
Bikes:
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Good music should translate from one genre to another. Posted this in the 90s music thread, too, but its a good example: Social Distortion's 1990 hit 'Ball and Chain' redone by the band as an acoustic version. Good stuff

skidder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-14, 05:28 AM   #107
bikeguyinvenice
A tiny member
 
bikeguyinvenice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Riverview, Florida, U.S.A.
Bikes: 2013 Specialized Allez
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I just watched Queen with Adam Lambert at the IheartRadio festival, on you tube. He is a today's singer coupled with an 80's band. My first thoughts where that Freddie Mercury is smiling down from heaven at Adam Lambert. I have seen plenty of people TRY to cover queen songs, but none do justice to the way Freddie did them, until now.
bikeguyinvenice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-14, 06:56 AM   #108
Deal4Fuji
Entry Level
 
Deal4Fuji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '83 Raleigh Olympian, '87 Lotus Excelle, '12 Trek Alpha 1.1, '77 Schwinn Speedster, Schwinn Trailway, Ross Central Park
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
Well I just watched Queen with Adam Lambert at the IheartRadio festival, on you tube. He is a today's singer coupled with an 80's band. My first thoughts where that Freddie Mercury is smiling down from heaven at Adam Lambert. I have seen plenty of people TRY to cover queen songs, but none do justice to the way Freddie did them, until now.
I was thinking he would be a good fit for them, I'm glad to see a good report. I'm looking for it on YouTube.
Deal4Fuji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-14, 01:52 PM   #109
pgoat
Batüwü Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 2,899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
I think most people get 'stuck' in their preferred tastes, which were formed in teen years or early 20s. My theory on this is that early on, we gravitate towards certain styles of music or even instruments and it's tough to deviate from that later. For example, I have always loved the classic R&R lineup, gtrs, bass, drums, vocals. So it's easy for me to find current artists who have a similar 'retro' vibe and easy for me to like them...but that gets old after a while. Over the years I exposed myself to more keyboards, horns etc. and now I really like a lot more musical styles and genres. I used to hate trumpets, for instance - too shrill...but then I gave them a real chance and found I liked certain trumpeters more than others. An obvious example would be Miles Davis' tone being much more mellow (generally speaking) than Louis Armstrong's...but once I got into trumpet I really came to love Louis' playing - the tone, phrasing, everything.

Then there is the whole demographic thing. I can't relate to much of the music aimed at teens today, which makes sense, because I'm old enough to be their grandpa. However, I do hear certain current pop tunes that are closer in the style/instrumentation/spirit to what I remember listening to in those formative years and I can actually relate to it. Probably not the same way today's teens do, but in a nostalgic sense.

It can feel awkward or out of step to not like current music but I think it's okay to like what you like. At the same time, you're never too old to try new things. Life's too short to limit yourself...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-16, 10:47 AM   #110
noise boy
Senior Member
 
noise boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baltimore
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Two things for this thread:

This is awesome! So awesome I am gong to see them next month.

This is super touching, today meets yesterday. Skip to about 8 Minutes for the performance
noise boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-16, 11:57 AM   #111
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,984
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
is music today mostly awefull or am i old?
Why not both?
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: openSUSE Leap - LinuxMint Debian Edition 2 - Mac OS 10.6 - Android 4.4 - CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-16, 12:11 PM   #112
joeyduck
Senior Member
 
joeyduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Bikes: 1997 Kona Hahana Race Light, 2010 Surly LHT(deceased), 1999 Rocky Mountain Turbo
Posts: 1,923
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
And it's alive...

tl;dr
@bigbenaugust Both for me!

I let my son select the station in the car the other day. He stuck with CBC Radio 2, they were playing spring time arias. Maybe he was saying by his choice that new music is awful. I never listen to anything in the car so he made that choice all on his own without my bias also.
joeyduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-16, 05:17 AM   #113
windhchaser 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes: Felt nine flow
Posts: 586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
Two things for this thread:

This is awesome! So awesome I am gong to see them next month.

This is super touching, today meets yesterday. Skip to about 8 Minutes for the performance
not sure yet on ths singers but the band is preety dang good
windhchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-16, 08:52 AM   #114
noise boy
Senior Member
 
noise boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baltimore
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
not sure yet on ths singers but the band is preety dang good
Which one?
noise boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-16, 09:12 AM   #115
windhchaser 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes: Felt nine flow
Posts: 586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
Which one?
baby metal
windhchaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-16, 09:23 AM   #116
noise boy
Senior Member
 
noise boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baltimore
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9
Posts: 899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
baby metal
I love it, all the musicianship of metal, without the awful vocals of most metal bands.
noise boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-16, 06:05 PM   #117
Rollfast
What happened?
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Around here somewhere
Bikes:
Posts: 3,681
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
I assume I am not the first to post BOTH?
__________________
Dear banned sock puppets...stop taking all the potential great ID names from future newbies?
Rollfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-16, 11:01 PM   #118
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Bikes: Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel, Motobecane Mirage
Posts: 2,075
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Baby Metal was horrible. Embarrassing. Even by my generous standards for J-Pop and Idol bands, they sucked. The only way I could wash that experience from my mind was to rewatch some old Cibo Matto "BBQ" videos. And this later jazzy R&B reworking of "BBQ" with Ganda Suthivarakom on background vocals is pretty sweet too.

All my peeps in the Brooklyn, ya don't stop.
canklecat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-16, 08:36 PM   #119
Zinger
Trek 500 Kid
 
Zinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
Posts: 2,519
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 237 Post(s)


Good doesn't hafta come from here. Kuchibashi ni Cherry

Last edited by Zinger; 04-12-16 at 10:59 PM.
Zinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-16, 09:43 AM   #120
mconlonx 
Nobody
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7,148
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 612 Post(s)
In the "Mostly Awefull" category, our harsh noize/propaganda project, Pine Tree State Mind Control, will be playing in Montreal PQ tomorrow night.


__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-16, 09:50 AM   #121
trsidn 
Soggy Member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
baby metal
no sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't it....
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-16, 10:13 AM   #122
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,358
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
No A&R guy screening the who gets recorded and who wont , now that everyone can record stuff on their computer and post it Online.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-16, 07:05 PM   #123
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Bikes: Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel, Motobecane Mirage
Posts: 2,075
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
No A&R guy screening the who gets recorded and who wont , now that everyone can record stuff on their computer and post it Online.
Implying that's a bad thing.

Traditional music industry reps killed a lot of great bands (just off the top of my head, Lone Justice and Mary's Danish come to mind) and screwed a lot of musicians out of a lot of money (too many to name).

Nobody needs the equivalent of a clergyman between the unwashed masses and music. Music hasn't changed in one respect -- most great pop music sounds great upon the very first listen. We have instant access to lots of music. Take a listen. Like it? Send the artist some money. Don't like it? Keep moving until you find something.

Folks who need help sorting through the admittedly intimidating mountains of music have plenty of recourse.

There are online magazines and indie journals for new music, with reviewers for just about every genre and taste.

And some streaming music services, like Pandora, will recommend music based on our listening history, listener feedback, etc., for folks who prefer to investigate other artists in the same or similar genres.

The only downside to the current business model is it's difficult for musicians to make a living from sales of recorded music. They must tour constantly or sell songs to major artists. Touring can be grueling and expensive for larger bands. And there aren't many Sia Furlers out there who can turn her songs rejected by other artists into a successful album of her own.
canklecat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-16, 02:43 PM   #124
Zinger
Trek 500 Kid
 
Zinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
Posts: 2,519
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 237 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Baby Metal was horrible.
I've been feeling regretful of bad mouthing Blue Cheer ever since hearing back from a couple of fans. I guess I never considered they might have some. So I just reappraised them as a proto-80's-melodic heavy metal band way ahead of their time. Which is kinda true if you're a fan of the genre.
Zinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-16, 07:22 AM   #125
trsidn 
Soggy Member
 
trsidn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Wow... I had forgotten about Lone Justice and Mary's Danish. Good bands.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
.... Other than being completely wrong, you're correct.
trsidn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 PM.