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I just want to say...

Post by WestwayKid » 17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm

...I've been a member of other music forums. I love the Clash - but they are not the only band that has mattered in my life - but they have mattered a lot...but you lot of fans are a-okay. Very accepting and fun. Some forums are just awful. You want to see the pit of despair? Join the Beach Boys Smiley Smile forum - truly awful. Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!

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Post by Heston » 18 Oct 2017, 2:38am

Ok boys, we reeled one in. Time to give him the "in-joke" treatment.
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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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 6:20am

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 7:50am

WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Then again …
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Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Post by JennyB » 18 Oct 2017, 9:39am

We are glad to have you, WWK.
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Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 11:25am

WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
...I've been a member of other music forums. I love the Clash - but they are not the only band that has mattered in my life - but they have mattered a lot...but you lot of fans are a-okay. Very accepting and fun. Some forums are just awful. You want to see the pit of despair? Join the Beach Boys Smiley Smile forum - truly awful. Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
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Welcome. I'm hardly ever here any more, but it's nice to see fresh meat. I mean, new fans. :shifty:

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Post by WestwayKid » 18 Oct 2017, 11:28am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:50am
WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Then again …
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Wow. Glad I arrived after he departed!?

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 11:30am

WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:50am
WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Then again …
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Wow. Glad I arrived after he departed!?
He hates because he loves.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Post by WestwayKid » 18 Oct 2017, 11:32am

Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:25am
WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
...I've been a member of other music forums. I love the Clash - but they are not the only band that has mattered in my life - but they have mattered a lot...but you lot of fans are a-okay. Very accepting and fun. Some forums are just awful. You want to see the pit of despair? Join the Beach Boys Smiley Smile forum - truly awful. Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Wolter wrote:
Fuck Mike Love
Welcome. I'm hardly ever here any more, but it's nice to see fresh meat. I mean, new fans. :shifty:
I'm serious. That Beach Boys forum is a depressing place - mean spirited, too. It takes obsession to a whole new level. I think they've run out of meaningful subjects to discuss so they obsess over the color of Al Jardine's shirt on the All Summer Long LP cover.

I guess they're not all bad - but there is a level of snobbery that you won't find in a lot of places.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 11:33am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:30am
WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 7:50am
WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Then again …
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Wow. Glad I arrived after he departed!?
He hates because he loves.
And that is The Clash way. (not really)

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Flex » 18 Oct 2017, 11:33am

The Smiley Smile forum is brutal. There's a strong contingent of Beach Boys fans here, though, so ain't no problem. :cool:

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 11:34am

WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:32am
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:25am
WestwayKid wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 9:01pm
...I've been a member of other music forums. I love the Clash - but they are not the only band that has mattered in my life - but they have mattered a lot...but you lot of fans are a-okay. Very accepting and fun. Some forums are just awful. You want to see the pit of despair? Join the Beach Boys Smiley Smile forum - truly awful. Vince White might hate us, but Clash fans are good people. Bless ya'!
Wolter wrote:
Fuck Mike Love
Welcome. I'm hardly ever here any more, but it's nice to see fresh meat. I mean, new fans. :shifty:
I'm serious. That Beach Boys forum is a depressing place - mean spirited, too. It takes obsession to a whole new level. I think they've run out of meaningful subjects to discuss so they obsess over the color of Al Jardine's shirt on the All Summer Long LP cover.

I guess they're not all bad - but there is a level of snobbery that you won't find in a lot of places.
Oh, I believe you. I've seen the ugly side of fandom in action. It made me want to abandon all creative endeavors.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 11:41am

Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:34am
I've seen the ugly side of fandom in action. It made me want to abandon all creative endeavors.
Rule of thumb: Fans are assholes and, left to their own devices, ruin everything good. The more ardent the fan, the worse the asshole. The sad paradox is that any form of art needs fans to survive. That people here are, for the most part, pretty level-headed about the Clash has kept it alive and lively all these years.
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Post by WestwayKid » 18 Oct 2017, 11:53am

Historians can be even worse. I've always had a solid interest in auto racing - especially racing history - but I'm definitely a novice historian at best. Racing history forums are truly vicious. Those who consider themselves "true" historians will just attack people for making a simple mistake. Get a fact wrong and I've seen people hounded out of forums.

The same can happen for any subject. There will always be those who want to prove they know more than you and they truly enjoy pointing it out.

I've been a fan of the Clash since I was fairly young - but I admit I don't know as much about them as a lot of people. There have been other bands that have held by interest and my philosophy is that I'd rather know something about all the bands I've loved than to obsess over the details of one particular band or musician.

This is sad and the best way to deal with people like that is just to ignore them. Again - going back to the racing forums - they want to get you upset and when they can't they'll keep poking at you - trying to provoke you - but if you ignore them they move onto another target.

I think it is cool to be passionate about things and when you're passionate about things you naturally want to discuss them with those who share you passion. The internet has made that so easy - and that is great - we just need to keep the trolls out! :mrgreen:

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 11:55am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:41am
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:34am
I've seen the ugly side of fandom in action. It made me want to abandon all creative endeavors.
Rule of thumb: Fans are assholes and, left to their own devices, ruin everything good. The more ardent the fan, the worse the asshole. The sad paradox is that any form of art needs fans to survive. That people here are, for the most part, pretty level-headed about the Clash has kept it alive and lively all these years.
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.

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