The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Flex » 10 Dec 2009, 5:15pm

eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
I think it means he's not being "authentic" or maybe he's being too "self indulgent." :shifty:
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:16pm

Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
I think it means he's not being "authentic" or maybe he's being too "self indulgent." :shifty:
It means you're just going to have to deal with that fact that not everyone likes him.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Flex » 10 Dec 2009, 5:18pm

Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
I think it means he's not being "authentic" or maybe he's being too "self indulgent." :shifty:
It means you're just going to have to deal with that fact that not everyone likes him.
Sure. But saying he "can't sing" is about the same level of artistic critique as the other two things.

Addendum: Saying "I don't like his voice" would be a less meaningless statement.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:19pm

Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
I think it means he's not being "authentic" or maybe he's being too "self indulgent." :shifty:
It means you're just going to have to deal with that fact that not everyone likes him.
I'm fine with "I don't like Bob Dylan." "Bob Dylan can't sing" on the other hand is a different kind of proposition.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Flex » 10 Dec 2009, 5:26pm

An observation: This Fat Wrecktrospective is fun listening, although it doesn't inspire me to check out too many of the bands. It does remind me that I should pick up some Mad Caddies, tho. And maybe some Tilt.
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Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:36pm

Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 10 Dec 2009, 5:41pm

eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
EDIT: Bobby One Note has a terrible singing voice. Although he can sing, it doesn't sound very good.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:42pm

Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
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Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:42pm

eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
But he writes a better song than Dylan. :shifty:

Seriously, you Dylan fans get so humorless about him.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 10 Dec 2009, 5:45pm

eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
Everyone can sing! Well, everyone but the mutes and the tongue-less.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:45pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
Everyone can sing! Well, everyone but the mutes and the tongue-less.
And Dylan!
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:46pm

Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
But he writes a better song than Dylan. :shifty:

Seriously, you Dylan fans get so humorless about him.
Probably because we have to take a constant stream of shit about him on this board since forever?
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 10 Dec 2009, 5:46pm

I stand corrected. A note from the man himself:
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:48pm

eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:Youse Dylan nerds are so easy to rile up.
Elvis Costello can't sing.
But he writes a better song than Dylan. :shifty:

Seriously, you Dylan fans get so humorless about him.
Probably because we have to take a constant stream of shit about him on this board since forever?
I know, persecuted minority and all...

I bet Dylan gets more praise than blame on these boards.
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