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Because we don't have album covers anymore

These Mothers are crazy. You can tell by their clothes. One guy wears beads and they all smell bad. We were gonna get them for a dance after the basketball game but my best pal warned me you can never tell how many will show up...sometimes the guy in the fur coat doesn't show up and sometimes he does show up only he brings a big bunch of crazy people with him and they dance all over the place. None of the kids at my school like these Mothers... specially since my teacher told us what the words to their songs meant.
Sincerely forever,
Suzy Creamcheese
Salt Lake City, Utah


By fnord12 | March 14, 2014, 10:04 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Classic Rock

Here's a fun way to feel old: go to a record store!

I hadn't been to one in ages, but some friends were visiting and we went to one that we used to go to in younger days. They had been to another store earlier in the week, and in that store, the music is organized into "Then" and "Now" sections, and it seems that everything they were interested in was in the "Then" category. And at this one, the definition above. By that definition, every band that already existed by the time i became interested in music is now Classic Rock.

I had always thought the definition was less fluid and more about a specific genre and era (maybe everything from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin), but record stores are obviously in the business of selling records, not creating taxonologically accurate categories, and they would like you old people to go over there, please. Over the in the corner, so you don't scare away the few young people that are actually considering coming into a store to buy physical objects that contain music instead of just downloading it.


By fnord12 | March 13, 2014, 4:07 PM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



Van Dio

A Montrose song came up on the iPod this morning (which... there's a lot of songs on my iPod, ok?) and it reminded me of this 2011 Rolling Stone feature with Sammy Hagar, where he said:

When Eddie Van Halen called me in 1985, it didn't come as a complete surprise. David Lee Roth had split a few months earlier, and I'd told my wife at the time, Betsy, "They're going to call me, you watch." Who else were they going to get? There was Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio and me.

To even compare yourself to Our Lord and Master, may he rest in peace, is an effrontery that shall not go unpunished in the next world. But what if Van Halen had called Dio instead of Hagar? I can't even imagine.


By fnord12 | March 5, 2014, 7:30 AM | Music | Comments (0)| Link



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