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Postby Brah » Sun, 19 Oct 2014 9:29 pm

Nice reply.

An intentionally caustic and baiting post.

It’s one thing to have preferences, it’s another to be a bitter knob about it.

JR8 wrote:I never got the Grateful Dead. Full Stop.

It's like Neil Young reined in at your great granmas 105th birthday or something, so he sounds like a neutered 12 year old boy scout.

I know you Yanks get really kinda big and nostalgic about such bands (but not about others, which you probably should, like the Bee Gees, New York Dolls, Ramones, and so on).

Like Santana, the Grateful Dead do absolutely zero for me. They're just like a bunch of teenagers in a shed singing some inane hippy songs.

[Tags: 30 years later I'm still at a loss what their appeal is /]

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 9:16 am

From my school days music was extremely tribal, sometimes violently so as in the case of 'Mods vs Rockers'. As a result I tend to have pretty black and white opinions re: good vs bad. That doesn't translate into being closed minded, but calling a band or style for what it is IMO. Calling a spade a spade if you like.

I sense that the rather cultish nature of the Grateful Dead (their fans even have a collective noun: 'Dead-heads') might make criticising them a sensitive issue...

You're welcome to write a demolition piece (as you allege) on any of the music I link. I'll take it in the same spirit as my posts are written with; i.e comments on the content/music, rather than personal attacks on the writer who made them.

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Postby Brah » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 9:45 am

JR8 wrote:From my school days music was extremely tribal, sometimes violently so as in the case of 'Mods vs Rockers'. As a result I tend to have pretty black and white opinions re: good vs bad. That doesn't translate into being closed minded, but calling a band or style for what it is IMO. Calling a spade a spade if you like.

I sense that the rather cultish nature of the Grateful Dead (their fans even have a collective noun: 'Dead-heads') might make criticising them a sensitive issue...

You're welcome to write a demolition piece (as you allege) on any of the music I link. I'll take it in the same spirit as my posts are written with; i.e comments on the content/music, rather than personal attacks on the writer who made them.

After a night to think about it that's the best you could come up with?

This was the response you should have wrote in the first place.

Perhaps you had some drink when you wrote the original where your disdain towards "Yanks" came out then.

We should just forget your prejudice with this? It was only partially about the music in the first place.

Nope.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 9:55 am

Brah wrote:After a night to think about it that's the best you could come up with?
This was the response you should have wrote in the first place.
Perhaps you had some drink when you wrote the original where your disdain towards "Yanks" came out then.
We should just forget your prejudice with this? It was only partially about the music in the first place.
Nope.


You're on a roll I see, now also accusing me of anti-Americanism. But I think it more a case that you appear not to tolerate any criticism of anything you write about. Doesn't make for much of a 'discussion' does it?

BTW I replied immediately after reading your post; I don't think your invective needed a night to sleep on :)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:52 am

Brah wrote:Another version of this classic performed live:

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su6MRe95FA8

The "hit" Oxygene IV starts at 37:00

better performance but 3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HJ2Q8GQwts

The "hit" Oxygene IV starts at 30:10

And this is what JMJ is now:

http://youtu.be/Mzf2RNUcwWc
http://youtu.be/k-0KEGC9vB4

Unfortunately.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:08 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGsw0OsUM_o
'Ten Years After' - 1968

Pretty awesome, Woodstock era* hippyish rock. In parts their bassist is really going for it... man :lol: :cool:



* I've just realised TYA are the only band that played Woodstock that I've seen live. I nearly got to the see The Who a couple of times (70s) but it never came together... :cry:

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Postby Addadude » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:15 am

For Jazz fans in Singapore, the next week or so looks particularly tempting.

Snarky Puppy on Thursday at Kallang Theatre: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/puppy1014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuhHU_BZXSk

And Pat Metheny's Unity Band next Monday (I'll be two rows from the stage :D): http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/potter1014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nNnt7m-xe0
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Postby Brah » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 8:30 pm

JR8 wrote: I never got the Grateful Dead. Full Stop.

Clearly.
As I said the in ‘mega GD “post, they are an acquired taste, even in my case.

But as you baited, I don’t mind responding as you kinda deserve to be called out. Guess it’s my turn this time.
But your post is really is so much more just below the surface, isn’t it. Seems like someone’s true side came out during some post-midnight drink posting.

Let us examine Mr. JR8’s erudite comments one by one:

JR8 wrote: It's like Neil Young reined in at your great granmas 105th birthday or something, so he sounds like a neutered 12 year old boy scout.

…. what does that even mean……

JR8 wrote: I know you Yanks

Your “Yank”

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:30 pm

I can't comment on any of these musicians who were allegedly popular before I was born, but...

[quote="Brah"]
You’re a Passive / Aggressive Bully, who unprovoked, does hit-and-run attacks, then cries innocent, posts follow-up innocuous “normal”

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:55 pm

I hadn't time to read your latest epistle, but did see ZZMs follow-up.

You got all that from me saying I don't like the Grateful Dead... wow :o :???:

(And I'm being accused of being passive/aggressive... :???: )

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 1:00 pm

Getting warmed up before the next Eagles? :popcorn:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 1:30 pm

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 1:54 pm

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 7:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qeTxgd-JjY
The Who - Slip Kid - London 2008 [acoustic]

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Postby Brah » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 9:04 pm

JR8 wrote:I hadn't time to read your latest epistle, but did see ZZMs follow-up.

You got all that from me saying I don't like the Grateful Dead... wow

You admit reading zzm's post so you know the playing dumb thing isn't fooling anyone.

JR8 wrote:(And I'm being accused of being passive/aggressive)

You just said you didn't read my post. Busted!

As for the p/a insinuation, not my style, but when confronted with it, I call it out and will get right in your grill.
All....Day....Long.....
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Keep playing it like it was about some band, it was about your prejudice-laced attack, you're not fooling anyone.

And the more you do that p/a attack thingy, the more I will be right up in your grill.

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