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Captain Harlock

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  1. This year they proved how unnecessary Jeremy Shockey is. I wouldn't be surprised if he's not in a Giant uniform in the near future.
  2. I don't remember what my class song was. It was the late 80's and rap was taking hold so it's probably better that I don't remember.
  3. I still haven't seen it. Anyone want to go to the movies?
  4. Thanks, I ordered a video capture card from Amazon.com. Hopefully that will do the trick. Or else I've just flushed $50 down the drain.
  5. Hey everyone. Here's the thing; I have some old VHS tapes that I want to convert to files/DVD's. I need some kind of video capture device to do that. If anyone out there uses one or has some knowledge I'd appreciate it if you can recommend something.
  6. I think it only makes you a snob if you name check it and you think "yeah I'll be you're gonna be impressed when you hear that name".
  7. This was in a newsletter that Gibson sent me a while back. I thought it was pretty funny. Top Ten Albums Every Music Snob Name Checks.
  8. I think I'm getting a stimulus check, but I'm going to have to use it to get the car fixed... AGAIN!! The bane of my existence has once again reared it's ugly head, the dreaded "Check Engine" light! Damn you!!
  9. In no particular order... Animal House Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sleeper Bananas Love And Death Play It Again Sam... This Is Spinal Tap Caddy Shack Back To School (can't believe nobody has mentioned this one yet) Airplane The Naked Gun Major League There's more but I could be here all day.
  10. Annie I was in the same predicament when I was your age. Everyone else was listening to hair metal, top 40 (which annoyed the hell out of me), and rap was just taking hold. And I was the only guy listening to the Beatles on my walkman (no iPods back then). There's nothing wrong with it. It's personal preference. When someone asks you why you don't listen to "new" music say "Why the hell not?".
  11. I can only pick six? 1. Star Wars 2. The Empire Strikes Back 3. Return of the Jedi (the non "Special Editions for all of them) 4. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 5. Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers 6. Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King 7. Raiders of the Lost Ark 8. A Hard Days Night 9. The Castle of Cagliostro 10. Spider-Man 2 ...big surprise huh?
  12. I'm not a fan of Quentin Terentino. He's essentially made the same movie six times. I liken it as if the Beatles put Drive My Car on every album.
  13. Bruce.. Bruce.... wait a minute... BRUCE LEE IS STILL ALIVE?!?!?
  14. Paul Westerberg - Let The Bad Times Roll OOPS!! I just realized it's in the wrong section. Well, enjoy it anyway!
  15. One guy you can make a strong case for is Marc Bolan. He was at the forefront of the Glam Rock movement in the early 70's and was an influence on guys like David Bowie, Elton John and you can even hear his influence on songs like "It's Only Rock N' Roll" by the Rolling Stones and "New York City" by John Lennon. The Berries you can make a case for because Overnight Sensation as named one of the greatest singles of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. They've also influenced people like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, and much of the power pop of the 70's right through today. If you're going to let in non-rock n' roll acts like Madonna then just about anybody else is fair game.
  16. boopell, you're right in saying that good music is getting harder to find. I keep saying that downloading isn't killing the industry, CRAP is killing the industry. I'm over thirty, I'm not going to buy a Lindsay Lohan album, or a Jessica Simpson record. Give me something worth buying and I will gladly buy it! One of the problems is that artists aren't allowed to develop any more. That and there used to be a lot of what you'd call "club level" acts. Artists who were on major labels, sold about a couple hundred thousand copies of their latest album and who'd play clubs around the country. It seems like they don't exist anymore. You're either "huge" or "indie". And if an artist is signed to a major label they are expected to be huge right out of the gate. If they aren't then they're often dropped like a hot potato. There is some stuff out there that's worthwhile though. There's a guy who I really like named Owsley. He's made two albums so far (yes I call them "albums", CD is the format) for two different labels. Also if you've never heard of him check out Matthew Sweet. He's made a slew of power pop albums and he's probably one of the more talented guys around. He's due for a new record sometime this year. Butch Walker is another guy. His 2004 album "Letters" is outstanding! Here's a sample from both... Matthew Sweet - I\'ve Been Waiting Owsley - Official Site Butch Walker - Maybe It\'s Just Me
  17. Honestly I don't understand the appeal. The songs are mediocre at best. The best way I can describe him is that he's like wallpaper. The songs just kind of hang there and you really don't notice them after a while.
  18. Anyone ever hear Lewis Black's bit about Starbucks? Lewis Black - The End of the Universe!
  19. Right here Tunes. Go Yankees!
  20. How is Madonna in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame? Oh wait a minute now I remember. But does anyone else really think there's something inherently wrong with that?
  21. The problem with Ralph Nader is he's not Ross Perot. What do I mean by that? Nader still doesn't appeal to "mainstream America". Perot was someone that the voters could get behind because he was essentially a conservative in independents clothing. But Nader is still viewed as that "60's liberal". He really appeals to so few people that to me this run says one thing; that this isn't about making a difference, serving the public, or changing America. This is about Ralph Nader. I do think America needs another party. Heck, I want FIVE candidates for president. Unfortunately I don't think Nader is the guy to do it.
  22. ... can't leave well enough alone.
  23. COOL!! They were filming part of the movie here in New Haven last summer. It was great seeing all the 50's era stuff all over downtown.
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