We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 29 Oct 2017, 7:44pm

Heston wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 5:08pm
I thought I'd been drunk-posting again when I saw this thread bumped this morning. The relief was palpable.
I snorted.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 29 Oct 2017, 8:28pm

I've just re-read the whole thread while the good lady watched some shit on the telly. Good times!
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: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 30 Oct 2017, 2:35am

Silent Majority wrote:
13 Dec 2013, 12:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:I heard it playing in Nando's about a month ago. I was taking a shit at the time which worked for me.
The time between entering a Nando's and then doing a horribly relieving shit is always pretty minimal.
Rereading this thread. I didn’t get this then, but we. Have a Nando’s near us now and...yep.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Oct 2017, 8:37am

Wolter wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 2:35am
Silent Majority wrote:
13 Dec 2013, 12:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:I heard it playing in Nando's about a month ago. I was taking a shit at the time which worked for me.
The time between entering a Nando's and then doing a horribly relieving shit is always pretty minimal.
Rereading this thread. I didn’t get this then, but we. Have a Nando’s near us now and...yep.
We all follow through ...eventually. ;)
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by JennyB » 30 Oct 2017, 10:21am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
That's what I was thinking. And then I thought "well, Jefferson Airplane was once a great band. And Styx always sucked." So does that make it better or worse?
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Oct 2017, 10:29am

JennyB wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:21am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:03am
Fuck you Medulla for making me listen to that piece of crap!
The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
That's what I was thinking. And then I thought "well, Jefferson Airplane was once a great band. And Styx always sucked." So does that make it better or worse?
The avenues of inquiry for determining which is more wretched are seemingly limitless!
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Oct 2017, 10:37am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:21am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:20am


The awful question is, tho, whether it's worse than that Hestship abomination.
A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
That's what I was thinking. And then I thought "well, Jefferson Airplane was once a great band. And Styx always sucked." So does that make it better or worse?
The avenues of inquiry for determining which is more wretched are seemingly limitless!
...an immovable object vs an unstoppable force.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Oct 2017, 10:45am

Marky Dread wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:37am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:21am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 9:32am


A resounding yes from me. It's simply plain awful. Far be it for me to heap any praise on WBTCORNR but it has a certain kitschness to it.
Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
That's what I was thinking. And then I thought "well, Jefferson Airplane was once a great band. And Styx always sucked." So does that make it better or worse?
The avenues of inquiry for determining which is more wretched are seemingly limitless!
...an immovable object vs an unstoppable force.
… the toxic stench of death vs. the sound of total despair.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Oct 2017, 10:54am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:45am
Marky Dread wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:37am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:21am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 10:33am


Yeah, the pretentiousness of "Mr. Roboto" might make it worse.
That's what I was thinking. And then I thought "well, Jefferson Airplane was once a great band. And Styx always sucked." So does that make it better or worse?
The avenues of inquiry for determining which is more wretched are seemingly limitless!
...an immovable object vs an unstoppable force.
… the toxic stench of death vs. the sound of total despair.
But which is which? It's all so confusing. When is bad shit better than bad shit?
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Oct 2017, 1:14pm

Marky Dread wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:54am
When is bad shit better than bad shit?
I think Heston and Hoy are the board experts on that.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Nov 2017, 4:27pm

Something belched up from my memory gut:


A Canadian hit back in the mid-80s, cut from the same shitty cloth as WBTC, so maybe the shittiest Canadian song of the 80s. Maybe.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 13 Nov 2017, 4:59pm

I looked at the time and thought “Is Heston drinking early?” False alarm.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Nov 2017, 5:10pm

Wolter wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
I looked at the time and thought “Is Heston drinking early?” False alarm.
Not so quick. We can't conclusively rule it out.
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Re: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 13 Nov 2017, 5:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 5:10pm
Wolter wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
I looked at the time and thought “Is Heston drinking early?” False alarm.
Not so quick. We can't conclusively rule it out.
Just one glass of wine with my pastrami supper. Not even enough to get me to the KISS thread.
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: We Built This City On Rock and Roll appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Nov 2017, 5:59pm

Heston wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 5:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 5:10pm
Wolter wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 4:59pm
I looked at the time and thought “Is Heston drinking early?” False alarm.
Not so quick. We can't conclusively rule it out.
Just one glass of wine with my pastrami supper. Not even enough to get me to the KISS thread.
The spermicide really is an interesting seasoning, eh?
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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