The Clash observations thread.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 19 Oct 2017, 3:32pm

I still think Barry Manilow had the best rhyming couplet ever when he rhymed "Bermuda triangle" with "Look at it from my angle."
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 Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 19 Oct 2017, 3:55pm

Heston wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:32pm
I still think Barry Manilow had the best rhyming couplet ever when he rhymed "Bermuda triangle" with "Look at it from my angle."
Heston's mother never bought him a synthesizer because she wasn't friendly with Phil Oakley. ;)
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Heston » 19 Oct 2017, 4:14pm

Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:55pm
Heston wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:32pm
I still think Barry Manilow had the best rhyming couplet ever when he rhymed "Bermuda triangle" with "Look at it from my angle."
Heston's mother never bought him a synthesizer because she wasn't friendly with Phil Oakley. ;)
Oh yeah, that's the rhyme of the century by the Undertones.
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 Clash observations thread.

Post by BR16ADE_R055E » 19 Oct 2017, 7:34pm

Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 10:52am
JennyB wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:26am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:05am
Low Down Low wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:10pm
https://ahss.tcd.ie/news-events/theclash.php

Am thinking of popping along to this if I'm in the clear saturday morning, could have worse days than listening to the old crew telling their old war stories I reckon.
Cool wish I was well enough to attend.
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Unable to walk very well due to having extreme gout. I have had steroid injections in my ankles and I've been off work this past 4 months. Medication failed and I'm slowly being weaned onto some meds I had previously 20 years ago. All sent to try and all that.
Hope you feel better, MD. Get out, gout.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by 101Walterton » 20 Oct 2017, 12:15am

Shit Marky I didn't know that so sorry to hear. A good friend of mine also suffers from it and he has told me how painful it is.
Hope the meds work.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 5:16am

BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 7:34pm
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 10:52am
JennyB wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:26am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:05am
Low Down Low wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:10pm
https://ahss.tcd.ie/news-events/theclash.php

Am thinking of popping along to this if I'm in the clear saturday morning, could have worse days than listening to the old crew telling their old war stories I reckon.
Cool wish I was well enough to attend.
What's wrong?
Unable to walk very well due to having extreme gout. I have had steroid injections in my ankles and I've been off work this past 4 months. Medication failed and I'm slowly being weaned onto some meds I had previously 20 years ago. All sent to try and all that.
Hope you feel better, MD. Get out, gout.
Cheers mate.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 5:17am

101Walterton wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 12:15am
Shit Marky I didn't know that so sorry to hear. A good friend of mine also suffers from it and he has told me how painful it is.
Hope the meds work.
Yeah it is a real evil pain. Thanks mate.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Low Down Low » 20 Oct 2017, 5:56am

Sorry to hear that too man. I have an arthritic big toe which is a bit of a nuisance but i imagine its a picnic compared to what you're dealing with. Hope you get some relief from it soon.

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 7:38am

Low Down Low wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 5:56am
Sorry to hear that too man. I have an arthritic big toe which is a bit of a nuisance but i imagine its a picnic compared to what you're dealing with. Hope you get some relief from it soon.
Cheers mate, and best of luck with that toe.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by white man » 20 Oct 2017, 8:01am

Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 10:52am
JennyB wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:26am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:05am
Low Down Low wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:10pm
https://ahss.tcd.ie/news-events/theclash.php

Am thinking of popping along to this if I'm in the clear saturday morning, could have worse days than listening to the old crew telling their old war stories I reckon.
Cool wish I was well enough to attend.
What's wrong?
Unable to walk very well due to having extreme gout. I have had steroid injections in my ankles and I've been off work this past 4 months. Medication failed and I'm slowly being weaned onto some meds I had previously 20 years ago. All sent to try and all that.
Sorry to hear that mate. I get a little touch in my big toe every now and again and its the most excruciating pain. Keep off the Port and Cheese. At least the time off work allows you to work on the remasters ;) Every cloud etc etc

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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 8:31am

white man wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 8:01am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 10:52am
JennyB wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:26am
Marky Dread wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 9:05am
Low Down Low wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:10pm
https://ahss.tcd.ie/news-events/theclash.php

Am thinking of popping along to this if I'm in the clear saturday morning, could have worse days than listening to the old crew telling their old war stories I reckon.
Cool wish I was well enough to attend.
What's wrong?
Unable to walk very well due to having extreme gout. I have had steroid injections in my ankles and I've been off work this past 4 months. Medication failed and I'm slowly being weaned onto some meds I had previously 20 years ago. All sent to try and all that.
Sorry to hear that mate. I get a little touch in my big toe every now and again and its the most excruciating pain. Keep off the Port and Cheese. At least the time off work allows you to work on the remasters ;) Every cloud etc etc
Sure thing. Oh and I would love some port and cheese. I've been virtually teetotal for the past 14 years.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 20 Oct 2017, 10:09am

matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Flex wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:10pm
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:01pm
Ugh, rhyming "prison" with "prison." So close to being a good line.
You're never going to be a Black Flag superfan with that attitude.
I was trying to think of another example and only know of one off the top of my head:
I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back
:shifty:
Was listening to S! this morning and was reminded of this as well:
But on the drummers face, there is a look of dread
As he drums away 400 years of dread

I thought to myself, "Joe is such a wordsmith, but this is a crime Bruce would never commit." Until I remembered,
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
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 Clash observations thread.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Oct 2017, 10:17am

matedog wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 10:09am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Flex wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:10pm
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:01pm
Ugh, rhyming "prison" with "prison." So close to being a good line.
You're never going to be a Black Flag superfan with that attitude.
I was trying to think of another example and only know of one off the top of my head:
I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back
:shifty:
Was listening to S! this morning and was reminded of this as well:
But on the drummers face, there is a look of dread
As he drums away 400 years of dread

I thought to myself, "Joe is such a wordsmith, but this is a crime Bruce would never commit." Until I remembered,
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
On the brightside only two of your heroes let you down today
Yesterday no, tomorrow maybe but no it was today.
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Re: The Clash observations thread.

Post by matedog » 20 Oct 2017, 10:25am

Marky Dread wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 10:17am
matedog wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 10:09am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Flex wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:10pm
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:01pm
Ugh, rhyming "prison" with "prison." So close to being a good line.
You're never going to be a Black Flag superfan with that attitude.
I was trying to think of another example and only know of one off the top of my head:
I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back
:shifty:
Was listening to S! this morning and was reminded of this as well:
But on the drummers face, there is a look of dread
As he drums away 400 years of dread

I thought to myself, "Joe is such a wordsmith, but this is a crime Bruce would never commit." Until I remembered,
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
On the brightside only two of your heroes let you down today
Yesterday no, tomorrow maybe but no it was today.
:lol:
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 Clash observations thread.

Post by Kory » 20 Oct 2017, 1:20pm

matedog wrote:
20 Oct 2017, 10:09am
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:12pm
Flex wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:10pm
matedog wrote:
19 Oct 2017, 3:01pm
Ugh, rhyming "prison" with "prison." So close to being a good line.
You're never going to be a Black Flag superfan with that attitude.
I was trying to think of another example and only know of one off the top of my head:
I walk these streets
A loaded six-string on my back
I play for keeps 'cause I might not make it back
:shifty:
Was listening to S! this morning and was reminded of this as well:
But on the drummers face, there is a look of dread
As he drums away 400 years of dread

I thought to myself, "Joe is such a wordsmith, but this is a crime Bruce would never commit." Until I remembered,
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
I think the Bruce example is acceptable. It doesn't seem to be so much about rhyming as about expressing an emotion or telling a story. Repetition is very effective if it's done well, I think.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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