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Mr E

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  1. Hmmmm I only recently came back to the board and just glanced at what looked like a new CD on the front page, I see it's a single of a previously released track now. everybody take a deep breath!
  2. I have 2 questions: 1) What is your opinion of Curt Boettcher's work? The Association, The Millenium, Sagitarrius, Eternity's Children, etc. I know that Curt sang backup for you on that Japanese tour... were you aware of his body of work at that point? 2) My friend Seth Swirsky recently played me the demo of "After You" which I thought was lovely. I was curious if you've heard his band "The Red Button"?... their first album is one of my favorites of the last 10 years or so, "She's about to cross my mind" The reason I'm bringing it up is that it's filled with 65-66 jangly Beatle-pop songs and knowing that was "your favorite era" I wanted to make sure you'd heard it... (Their more recent release "As Far As Yesterday Goes" is also a slice of classic pop heaven, (Though more "west coast/wrecking crew" in sound) And lastly (Not a question) Great to see your new release, I'll be picking it up soon! Thanks for all the great music, Eric!
  3. * SWAMP-DONKEY A deeply unattractive person. * TESTICULATING. Waving your arms around and talking crap. * BLAMESTORMING. Sitting round in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. * SEAGULL MANAGER. A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves. * ASSMOSIS. The process by which people seem to absorb success and advancement by sucking up to the boss rather than working hard. * SALMON DAY. The experience of spending an en tire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die. * CUBE FARM. An office filled with cubicles. * PRAIRIE DOGGING. When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on. (This also applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.) * SITCOMs. Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids or start a "home business". * SINBAD. Single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate. * AEROPLANE BLONDE. One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a 'black box'. * PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE. The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again. * ADMINISPHERE. The rarefied organisational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the "adminisphere" are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve. This is often affiliated with the dreaded "administrivia" - needless paperwork and processes. * GOING FOR A McSHIT. Entering a fast food restaurant with no intention of buying food, you're just going to the bog (restroom). If challenged by a pimply staff member, your declaration to them that you'll buy their food afterwards is known as a McShit with Lies. * 404. Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404 Not Found" meaning that the requested document could not be located. * AUSSIE KISS. Similar to a French Kiss, but given down under. * OH - NO SECOND. That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all'). * GREYHOUND A very short skirt, only an inch from the hare. * JOHNNY-NO-STARS. A young man of substandard intelligence, the typical adolescent who works in a burger restaurant. The 'no-stars' comes from the badges displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often wear to show their level of training. * MILLENNIUM DOMES. The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive when viewed from the outside, but there's actually naught in there worth seeing. * MONKEY BATH. A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go: "Oo! Oo! Oo! Aa! Aa! Aa!". * MYSTERY BUS. The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while you're in the toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the unattractive people so the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you come back in.! * MYSTERY TAXI. The taxi that arrives at your place on Saturday morning before you wake up, whisks away the stunner you slept with, and leaves a 10-pinter in your bed instead. * BEER COAT. The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a booze cruise at 3:00am. * BEER COMPASS. The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home after booze cruise, even though you're too drunk to re! member where you live, how you got here, and where you've come from. * BREAKING THE SEAL. Your first pee in the pub, usually after 2 hours of drinking. After breaking the seal of your bladder, repeat visits to the toilet will be required every 10 or 15 minutes for the rest of the night. * TART FUEL. Bottled premixed spirits, regularly consumed by young women. * PICASSO BUM. A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks like she's got 4 buttocks.
  4. Cheap Trick is to this day a GREAT live act. I am blown away by how good Robin Zanders voice sounds after all these years of belting it out like he does... Powerful stuff.
  5. You just don't get it John... I mean look at that page... Are you seriously saying that the whole "oooohhh scary darkness and gothic phlegm problems" aren't enough to legitimize a band anymore? ... or ever? Repeat with me now: "My darkness is the darkiest darkosity that like... ever was... and this makes me more uhhhh something than you..." There are actually a LOT of bands that do this kind of Cookie Monster vocals over mosquito buzzing guitars... I am baffled by its popularity.... but then again I don't get rap either so what do I know?
  6. It wasn't really what I was hoping for... I guess the fact that it was from a play/musical should have given that away but I didn't look close enough and missed that... Oh well, it wasn't awful... though it did seem a bit distorted and more like a smear campaign... no matter how vague they were there was no problem figuring out who was who. I would have watched it anyway as I always love movies about music. It certainly wasn't "Ray"... Kind of more like "Rent" (ugh.)
  7. Just heard Paul Rever the other day and was thinking how cool they were... Local Portland boys!
  8. Covers rarely live up to the original... I don't mind them so much in a live situation, but on record it really has to wow me to get across... Naturally the recorded version of the original almost always defaults as the best version... ...but not always. IMO Nilsson's Without you blows away Badfingers version.
  9. Mr E

    Thanks

    Pics people, PICS!
  10. Wondermints doing Sunrise Posies doing Don't Wanna Say Goodbye Jamie Cullum doing All By Myself Jellyfish doing If You Change Your Mind (Is that cheating on "current artist? how about current-ish artist?)
  11. Well my wife and I just fandago'd a couple tickets for Monday, first free time we have. I know I'll love it. (Actually I'm not that much into the newer R&B sound, but Beyonce really has been good in everything I've heard her do.) My ilk support pretty much any music related movie. (See: Music geek ala "High Fidelity" record store clerk.)
  12. That's all I need to know. That "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" really reignited my passion for Motown.
  13. Well I don't like Patti Smith and much of the Doors, but I'm not against "poetry" .... or it mixing with power pop or whatever.... I just don't like THEIR poetry.
  14. Yeah, one of my favorite things is in "If you change your mind" Where Eric is singing "Won't you change your mind" and "Oh Yeah" and the strings come in and bend up...
  15. Damn. How did a song that good not get recorded?
  16. Didn't James Iha also have a hand in the production? Strange, I never would have heard anything remotely like Amercia in the Smashing Pumpkins.... but you never know. Chris of Throbbing Gristle a hardcore industrial band has one of the world's largest ABBA collections .... no, seriously.
  17. That's a pretty good assessment. I actually don't dislike EVERYTHING they ever did, Riders on the Storm, Hello I love, Light my fire all still work for me. I'm afraid I was subjected to waaaaaayyyy too much of the later stuff especially LA Woman that drove me nuts... to the point I never wanted to hear them again.
  18. Those are two of my favorites too as well as Guitar Man, Dismal Day, Have you seen me?... oh forget it I'll wind up listing the entire 2 cd Rhino anthology! Try the Cloud Eleven track called "Too lost for lonely". That is a stunning piece of pop perfection.
  19. What the??????? Talk about synchronicity. A friend of mine who works for Costco and he calls me tonight right as I walked in the door and says "Hey you'll never guess who's hand I shook today... David Gates"! I guess he was picking up a prescription there... and lives nearby... Let the stalking begin!! (I kid, I kid!)
  20. It WAS inappropriate... Jethro Tull even thought that, which is why they didn't show up for the award. People still drag them through the mud for that even though they had nothing to do with it. (Not saying that you are Tim, just making an observation.)
  21. 1) The Doors... Paul, you seriously underestimate the Doors... they were so much more than a lounge band... they were a lounge band and a drunken buffoon with a mike. 2) The Dead... What did the Dead-head say when the drugs wore off? "This music sucks"! 3) Joan Baez... OK Paul I'll give you that one! She does have some merit though I never warmed up to her music...
  22. TRUST ME!!!!! GO HERE: http://cloudeleven.com/sounds.html Listen to the soundbites! This is an album everyone who digs Bread or America should hear. Paul
  23. Bread Rules! (Scratching chin trying to work out headbanging emoticon...) Bread is to Soft Rock as Led Zeppelin is to Hard Rock! Some bad miming moments in the video (check out the bass player at 1:27 oops did we forget a note? ) But yeah this is cool Paulie! Here's one of them really playing a song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgrSAtrNm8&mode=related&search= (The other) Paul
  24. Not sure if this has been mentioned here.. I haven't seen anything... but my favorite saxophone player Michael Brecker has passed away: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-2547420,00.html Rest in Peace Michael.
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