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Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 72

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:24:52 -0000

"Pound for pound, volume 72 has to be the deepest and smoothest of the 90s ass ends." Did someone really say that? Ew.

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 16

Thu, 30 May 2013 08:47:20 -0000

Oh, and to be perfectly clear I never saw Medsker in mascara back in school, although it wouldn't surprise me if he did rock it, ha! Reason I typed "big tough dudes LIKE Medsker" is because I remember the "Cure Clique" from my dorm, and a couple of them were tall like him. I remember how ridiculous they looked in mascara, but looking back on it, hey -- many of us did many odd things in pursuit of companionship when in college, no?

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 16

Thu, 30 May 2013 08:15:12 -0000

Throw out the chart discussions, the Cure was a curious phenomenon; they had little commercial success until the end but nonetheless hugely popular at colleges...with the ladies. What a trick they played: Getting guys -- even big tough dudes like Medsker -- to wear mascara in order to get laid, a phenomena that repeating itself all across the land. Ben Folds even joked about it in "Battle of Who Could Care Less":

this should cheer you up for sure
see I've got your old I.D.
and you're all dressed up like the Cure

The Cure cut I remember played all the flipping time (before they sold out and got popular hahahaha) because the chicks dug it was "Just Like Heaven." Dorms, clubs, everywhere. Guys had to fake that you liked it before they could bust out "Let's Go To Bed" and make your play. That latter cut, if you played it at the wrong time, could be a disaster.

I am stunned there was no discussion about this dinosaur Cure cut,

considering the events that have transpired between then and now; I guess it is an '80s artifact that shall remain buried in the time capsule.

Re: Popdose Flashback: Beastie Boys, “Paul’s Boutique”

Sun, 06 May 2012 14:49:31 -0000

hello Brooklyn! And all others RIP MCA

Re: Ben Folds: The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective | Rocker: The Lifestyle Magazine for Mature Hipsters

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:34:09 -0000

The indie records from SubPop were getting repetitive, and of course the aforementioned radio shlock you couldn't avoid..."Spin Doctors, etc."

Re: The Seventeenth Day of Mellowmas: Cabo Flippity Wabo Flops

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:17:18 -0000

OK, after downing a tumbler of HagarWabo tequila, neat, this still is very bad music.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Final.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:49:16 -0000

Oh. What's Next: The Ass Fumes of the '80s: All the Singles that DIDN'T chart. A's starting in August. See you there!

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Final.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:43:54 -0000





Re: CD Review: The Smithereens, “2011”

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:01:03 -0000

Fair enough. I was thinking of the musicians themselves, I guess, specifically a lot of the indie artists of the 1980s and early 1990s when I wrote that comment.

You're going back further, talking about the infrastructure...and I agree with your points. I was sort of hinting at what you're saying in the above piece -- not disparaging DiNizio's homebrew solo material, but rather appreciating Dixon's interpretation of the ensemble sound. It *is* much better.

Re: CD Review: The Smithereens, “2011”

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:25:05 -0000

I get what you're saying but when was it not a hobby? When was it not an era when the fat cat executives (read Hit Men?) were making the money and the artists ended up mostly poor...except for the KISS's and Michael Boltons and Pearl Jams of the world? Just sayin''s BECOMING a hobby? When was it not? Some idealized Monterey Pop/Woodstock fantasy you were sold by VH1?

Re: CD Review: The Smithereens, “2011”

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:12:06 -0000

thanks bro, wish I had the bandwidth to spew like the old days.

Re: CD Review: The Smithereens, “2011”

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:07:40 -0000

Strictly by calendar years.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 48

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:46:56 -0000

SMITHEREENS RULE!! I'm with you on sonic youth. I love Dirty's "Sugar Kane" and "Theresa's Sound World" and a couple other cuts but on the whole, I just don't get it. And not for trying. In fact I had a music inferiority complex for a while that I didn't. They day I just said "screw Sonic Youth, I never HAVE to like you!" was a liberating day for me.

Oh, and the Cranberries suck. As does nickelback.

Re: Here’s Something Else!: Sorting Through The Curious Mysteries of Styx

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:51:25 -0000

weavers know it's the thing you do when you don't warp

Re: The Popdose Guide to Devo

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:06:46 -0000

Also, a propos of nothing, I hate it when I do a search for "Devo" in my iTunes, hit "random" and then "play" and a Bell Biv Devoe song sneaks in. Brutal!

Re: The Popdose Guide to Devo

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:00:04 -0000

C'mon, Shout was great! I was not even 10 when Devo first hit, so even if I was musically aware they would have creeped me out to the max. Records like Oh No! and Shout! eased me into the back catalog.

Also, am I the only one that laughed his head off every time I heard that Target TV commercial a couple years back that used "Beautiful World" for its backing track? They, for some reason, edited out the actual theme of the song: "It's a beautiful world, for you...but not for me!"

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 4

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 13:20:41 -0000

You can't possibly mention the Beat Farmers without "Happy Boy," what I consider their signature tune

I can't believe album rock stations played this thing, but I distinctly remember it, my ears don't lie

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 19 May 2010 11:20:33 -0000

ALSO I appreciate you giving a track from ABC's Beauty Stab -- commonly referred to as the greatest album of all time -- more ink here, acknowledging its chart success and finally giving it its due. "That Was Then (But this is Now)" is generally regarded as the best single from this musical tour de force. Amen.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 19 May 2010 11:09:00 -0000

I am SO glad I dropped by me old haunts today. You are a tireless documentarian, and you're doing fine work. Keep it up.

Re: Fire could rob city of some history, too

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:07:50 -0000

They aren't. Who is saying they are? You?

Re: The Twenty-Third Day of Mellowmas: The Return of McD

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:35:24 -0000

I just vomited a little rum-soaked fruitcake in my mouth.

Re: The Fourteenth Day of Mellowmas: 867-5309 To the World

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:15:28 -0000

"when he asks for the check." bwahahahahahahahahahah

Re: The Tenth Day of Mellowmas: FTS Speedwagon

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:18:29 -0000

i too lie in wait for the street teamers. As Kevin sings it, I can't wait to "Feel the joy, baby."

They must be lame street teamers, which makes sense, because Arcade Fire, John Oates, and even the reconstituted Journey got the good people and FTS got the leftovers.

Re: The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Pretentious Stingmas

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:14:02 -0000

The vest returns. Oh, the vest.

Re: Book Review: “The Pat Metheny Interviews”

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:27:35 -0000

I like interview books sometimes as a change of pace over tradtional narratives.