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Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 6:48pm
by Dr. Medulla
Silent Majority wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The Last Gang forum hasn't been this active since EET Week V.
Nor this happy since... the late nineteen seventies?
Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 12:04pm
by Dr. Medulla
Walking to school today, I passed by Inder's doppelganger, save for this guy wasn't vertically freakish.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 12:40pm
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The Last Gang forum hasn't been this active since EET Week V.
Nor this happy since... the late nineteen seventies?
Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.
Just noticed this. That last sentence is basically just describing Flex, right?

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 12:45pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The Last Gang forum hasn't been this active since EET Week V.
Nor this happy since... the late nineteen seventies?
Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.
Just noticed this. That last sentence is basically just describing Flex, right?
Pretty much. But why don't I despise the Internet as I do that demi-man Flex?

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 12:49pm
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The Last Gang forum hasn't been this active since EET Week V.
Nor this happy since... the late nineteen seventies?
Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.
Just noticed this. That last sentence is basically just describing Flex, right?
Pretty much. But why don't I despise the Internet as I do that demi-man Flex?
Because the Internet gives you Wire bootlegs occasionally?

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 12:57pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote: Nor this happy since... the late nineteen seventies?
Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.
Just noticed this. That last sentence is basically just describing Flex, right?
Pretty much. But why don't I despise the Internet as I do that demi-man Flex?
Because the Internet gives you Wire bootlegs occasionally?
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Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 6:54pm
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Pre-Internet, anyway. The Internet was a magnet for people who felt betrayed by the Clash. Then porn and Star Trek discussion filled in the rest.
Just noticed this. That last sentence is basically just describing Flex, right?
Pretty much. But why don't I despise the Internet as I do that demi-man Flex?
Because the Internet gives you Wire bootlegs occasionally?
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Yeah but Wire are rubbish they couldn't even play punk properly. :shifty:

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:39pm
by Dr. Medulla
Marky Dread wrote:Yeah but Wire are rubbish they couldn't even play punk properly. :shifty:
I played Pink Flag yesterday and listening to "Reuters" I thought of Wilson Neate's observation that it's a rather striking first track for the first album in terms of setting the tone. Does it sound even vaguely punk? Slow, menacing, deliberate. It's a clue that Wire are not part of the punk scene. Even granting the punk-ish sound of "12XU" or "106 Beats That," taken as a whole, Pink Flag just doesn't sound like it belongs with the rest of that initial wave of English punk.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:44pm
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:Yeah but Wire are rubbish they couldn't even play punk properly. :shifty:
I played Pink Flag yesterday and listening to "Reuters" I thought of Wilson Neate's observation that it's a rather striking first track for the first album in terms of setting the tone. Does it sound even vaguely punk? Slow, menacing, deliberate. It's a clue that Wire are not part of the punk scene. Even granting the punk-ish sound of "12XU" or "106 Beats That," taken as a whole, Pink Flag just doesn't sound like it belongs with the rest of that initial wave of English punk.
"Sure, sure..."

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Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:48pm
by Silent Majority
On his 100th birthday, long past paying attention to the world around him, or engaging with a family which can no longer care about him, Medulla manages, with three-quarter deaf ears, to hear a well meaning nurse read to him a claim from a dusty antique book that Wire may have been a punk band. He gathers his strength together, waning these past four decades, pulls himself out of his chair and wheezes out a firm rebuttal.

Marky, in the next chair over, stirs...

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:51pm
by Dr. Medulla
Silent Majority wrote:On his 100th birthday, long past paying attention to the world around him, or engaging with a family which can no longer care about him, Medulla manages, with three-quarter deaf ears, to hear a well meaning nurse read to him a claim from a dusty antique book that Wire may have been a punk band. He gathers his strength together, waning these past four decades, pulls himself out of his chair and wheezes out a firm rebuttal.

Marky, in the next chair over, stirs...
:lol: I am a Thoreau-ian majority of one, assholes.

edit: Re-reading this, it really must be stated outright that this is a fine bit of prose. You really can do better than Flex.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 7:54pm
by Marky Dread
Silent Majority wrote:On his 100th birthday, long past paying attention to the world around him, or engaging with a family which can no longer care about him, Medulla manages, with three-quarter deaf ears, to hear a well meaning nurse read to him a claim from a dusty antique book that Wire may have been a punk band. He gathers his strength together, waning these past four decades, pulls himself out of his chair and wheezes out a firm rebuttal.

Marky, in the next chair over, stirs...
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Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 6:22pm
by Bankrobber
Dr. Medulla wrote:
edit: Re-reading this, it really must be stated outright that this is a fine bit of prose. You really can do better than Flex.
Everybody does everything better than Flex all the time. I hate that cancorous collection of cogs and bolts.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 6:25pm
by Wolter
Bankrobber wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
edit: Re-reading this, it really must be stated outright that this is a fine bit of prose. You really can do better than Flex.
Everybody does everything better than Flex all the time. I hate that cancorous collection of cogs and bolts.
I was wrong to lock you up on that reservation.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 6:37pm
by Bankrobber
Wolter wrote:
I was wrong to lock you up on that reservation.
Detente.