The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by JennyB » 10 Dec 2009, 5:48pm

There is no reason that an otherwise good station such as the Garage channel on Sirius XM should play "Walk Like an Egyptian."
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:51pm

Wolter wrote:
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.
Probably only a couple Dylan threads exist where you and others haven't popped in to bitch about him.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:53pm

You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:55pm

eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized.

EDIT: I think every musician gets criticized by someone when a thread about them is started.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:55pm

Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized in objective terms.
Corrected.
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Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 5:57pm

eumaas wrote:
Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized in objective terms.
Corrected.
Pedantically, so, yes.

As long as you get offended every time I lightly mock Dylan, you only encourage me.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 10 Dec 2009, 5:57pm

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

Post by Flex » 10 Dec 2009, 5:57pm

Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized.
No, you (and about half a dozen others here) just make a point of going out of your way to criticize him whenever anyone starts a thread about him.

I'll bet if people did that for, say, Elvis Costello or Tom Waits, after a few years you'd start to get a little defensive too.

It's funny because the complaint me and eumaas have isn't even that people don't like him, it's that people should just be more honest about the subjectivity of their tastes - which is something you normally get behind.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:58pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized.
No, you (and about half a dozen others here) just make a point of going out of your way to criticize him whenever anyone starts a thread about him.

I'll bet if people did that for, say, Elvis Costello or Tom Waits, after a few years you'd start to get a little defensive too.

It's funny because the complaint me and eumaas have isn't even that people don't like him, it's that people should just be more honest about the subjectivity of their tastes - which is something you normally get behind.
Yep.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 5:59pm

And actually, I'm just as defensve of Tom Waits when the authenticity guys here (BJ and SM) start going off on him.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 6:01pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:You're all a bunch of radioactive ovaries.
I'm not the one who gets his panties in a bunch whenever St. Bob is criticized.
No, you (and about half a dozen others here) just make a point of going out of your way to criticize him whenever anyone starts a thread about him.

I'll bet if people did that for, say, Elvis Costello or Tom Waits, after a few years you'd start to get a little defensive too.

It's funny because the complaint me and eumaas have isn't even that people don't like him, it's that people should just be more honest about the subjectivity of their tastes - which is something you normally get behind.
I actually don't think EC can sing very well. He's gotten better as a singer at sadly the same rate he's declined as a songwriter.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Wolter » 10 Dec 2009, 6:01pm

I still think both of your cries for more objectivity are tinged with your own subjective fandoms.
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Post by Flex » 10 Dec 2009, 6:02pm

Wolter wrote:I actually dont think EC can sing very well. He's gotten better as a singer at sadly the same rate he's declined as a songwriter.
Okay, I'll spend half a decade posting about how EC is a shitty singer every time someone brings him up and I'm sure you'll never get sick of it.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Dec 2009, 6:04pm

eumaas wrote:What does "can't sing" mean?
Shorthand for "his singing voice displeases me and/or causes me anguish."
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by eumaas » 10 Dec 2009, 6:05pm

I think EC is competent for his genre. I just don't like his timbre. I've never criticized his musicianship on here though. I also don't like Weller's timbre but I got used to it. I'm sure I could do the same with EC, I just haven't got around to it yet.
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