The Challenge Thread

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Wolter » 04 Mar 2017, 12:06am

Kory wrote:
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Wolter wrote:
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Hello,

The next Challenge: rate the songs using only STD's Gene hasn't had.
So, full-blown AIDS and … ?
Is there an STD that makes you into a decent person that writes good music? Because he's clearly immune to that one.
Are we talking about Simmons, or Eumaas?
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Kory » 04 Mar 2017, 12:38am

Wolter wrote:
04 Mar 2017, 12:06am
Kory wrote:
03 Mar 2017, 5:49pm
Wolter wrote:
03 Mar 2017, 10:43am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Mar 2017, 9:37am
gkbill wrote:
03 Mar 2017, 12:47am
Hello,

The next Challenge: rate the songs using only STD's Gene hasn't had.
So, full-blown AIDS and … ?
Is there an STD that makes you into a decent person that writes good music? Because he's clearly immune to that one.
Are we talking about Simmons, or Eumaas?
Yes.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Flex » 08 Mar 2017, 3:14pm

I'd be game to go in on a challenge with someone. Bands I enjoy enough that are divisive or hated here enough that could be interesting/amusing to do:

Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin (although Matey would probably select a better top 10)
Bob Dylan (did this with Doc before, but would probably try a new list and/or go for the Bobbest of Dylan songs)
The Exploited (lol)
Dave Matthews Band (double lol)

Faux addendum: probably third wave ska and some 90s shit too, but I dunno. Someone make a suggestion in that vein if they want to go that route, I guess.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Mar 2017, 3:32pm

Pink Floyd is a band that I really should like but find exceedingly boring (to a much lesser degree, I'm the same way with Bowie; I like him fine enough, but given who he has influenced and how I feel about them, I should be in the Wolter zone of dangerously long-lasting erection). It'd be better if someone else steps up to participate, but I'd be willing to set up for a Floyd experience.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 08 Mar 2017, 3:36pm

I don't think I've heard a Dave Matthews Band song? I know they're jam band and the dude has a 90s alt-rock voice, so I know I won't love 'em. I'd be willing to give 'em a college try.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 08 Mar 2017, 3:41pm

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I don't think I've heard a Dave Matthews Band song? I know they're jam band and the dude has a 90s alt-rock voice, so I know I won't love 'em. I'd be willing to give 'em a college try.
A lot of the studio versions aren't available in the UK - which is weird - so I tried out the first result I could. This is bad music. He's more of a mewler than a growler.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Heston » 08 Mar 2017, 5:02pm

I'd offer up a "Good songs that were hits in the UK but did shit in America" playlist in return for a similar US or Canadian version. It's quite easy to check on Wiki where something was a hit.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by JennyB » 08 Mar 2017, 5:05pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 3:32pm
Pink Floyd is a band that I really should like but find exceedingly boring (to a much lesser degree, I'm the same way with Bowie; I like him fine enough, but given who he has influenced and how I feel about them, I should be in the Wolter zone of dangerously long-lasting erection). It'd be better if someone else steps up to participate, but I'd be willing to set up for a Floyd experience.
I actually really, really hate Pink Floyd. They are one of those bands, along with the Greatful Dead, that actually cause me to have a negative physiological reaction. I actually feel nauseated right now. So I am not up for the challenge.

ETA: Now, your Bowie opinion - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

ETAA: I found out from VH, Jr. yesterday that the custodian at his school was a roadie for Led Zeppelin. I hope he wasn't with them in Seattle.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by matedog » 08 Mar 2017, 5:11pm

Flex wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 3:14pm
I'd be game to go in on a challenge with someone. Bands I enjoy enough that are divisive or hated here enough that could be interesting/amusing to do:

Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin (although Matey would probably select a better top 10)
Bob Dylan (did this with Doc before, but would probably try a new list and/or go for the Bobbest of Dylan songs)
The Exploited (lol)
Dave Matthews Band (double lol)

Faux addendum: probably third wave ska and some 90s shit too, but I dunno. Someone make a suggestion in that vein if they want to go that route, I guess.
Wolt likes Zep too. And I've enjoyed plenty of DMB singles.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Flex » 08 Mar 2017, 5:12pm

I can put together a Floyd challenge for you, Doc. Am I trying to create a persuasive argument for Floyd in the setlist or purposely drive you to madness and/or tedium? I'm not quite clear on this.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Mar 2017, 5:22pm

JennyB wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:05pm
ETA: Now, your Bowie opinion - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
To be clear, I don't dislike Bowie. Intellectually, I have a ton of respect for the guy. And I do dig a lot of singles. But he's never grabbed in that reverential way that he has so many others here. I've probably listened to every album of his at one time or another, but whatever switch that needs to be flipped in me just isn't.
Flex wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:12pm
I can put together a Floyd challenge for you, Doc. Am I trying to create a persuasive argument for Floyd in the setlist or purposely drive you to madness and/or tedium? I'm not quite clear on this.
Your call. The challenge doesn't have to abusive, I don't think. Heston and me have got a past, so it was inevitable that we'd seek to hurt the other, but I don't see why this game can't also be about edification if not proselytization. But making suffer the slow death of ennui can be legit, too.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by matedog » 08 Mar 2017, 5:32pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:22pm
JennyB wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:05pm
ETA: Now, your Bowie opinion - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
To be clear, I don't dislike Bowie. Intellectually, I have a ton of respect for the guy. And I do dig a lot of singles. But he's never grabbed in that reverential way that he has so many others here. I've probably listened to every album of his at one time or another, but whatever switch that needs to be flipped in me just isn't.
Hoydulla.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Heston » 08 Mar 2017, 5:34pm

matedog wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:22pm
JennyB wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:05pm
ETA: Now, your Bowie opinion - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
To be clear, I don't dislike Bowie. Intellectually, I have a ton of respect for the guy. And I do dig a lot of singles. But he's never grabbed in that reverential way that he has so many others here. I've probably listened to every album of his at one time or another, but whatever switch that needs to be flipped in me just isn't.
Hoydulla.
I'm similar with most of his albums except Ziggy, which is an utter masterpiece. Hunky Dory is great too but I find most of his albums fair to middling.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by JennyB » 08 Mar 2017, 5:52pm

matedog wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:22pm
JennyB wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:05pm
ETA: Now, your Bowie opinion - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
To be clear, I don't dislike Bowie. Intellectually, I have a ton of respect for the guy. And I do dig a lot of singles. But he's never grabbed in that reverential way that he has so many others here. I've probably listened to every album of his at one time or another, but whatever switch that needs to be flipped in me just isn't.
Hoydulla.
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Re: The Challenge Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Mar 2017, 6:19pm

JennyB wrote:
08 Mar 2017, 5:52pm
Doc - I am disappointed in you. :cry: :mrgreen:
Quoting my dad's dying words to me seems extra cruel. :shifty:
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