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Re: New Podcast! David Medsker Presents Dizzy Heights

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:23:30 -0000

It's hard to know how to introduce Jon Brion to an audience, but you gotta start somewhere...

Re: Richard Paul Scheidt

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:45:57 -0000

Lynn, John and Tony,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Uncle Richard was one of a kind. Our deepest condolences to you and your families.

David and Jan Schrimpf

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 98

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:37:55 -0000

The first album by Voice of the Beehive is "Let It Bee" and it's excellent. They had a run of top 100 singles in the UK but couldn't get much respect here in the US.

Re: The Twenty-Second Day of Mellowmas: The Money Shot

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:46:01 -0000

They needed to speed up the backing track just a bit so she would be in tune. Even an MP3 file streamed on cheap computer speakers reveals the lousy mixing job on this. I can only imagine the horror of the actual CD being played on a quality stereo.

Re: The Twenty-Fifth Day of Mellowmas: Ain’t It Funky

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:40:55 -0000


And that's saying a lot.

Where the hell is Dan Fogelberg when you need him?

Re: The Ninth Day of Mellowmas: Edge of a Broken Mellowmas

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:38:36 -0000

Can't you just bring back Wing? Or Mike Love?

Re: The Seventh Day of Mellowmas: Ralf’d

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:38:15 -0000

Did he just sing "Danzig and prancing all over the square"?

Re: The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Quack Is Whack

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:30:09 -0000

Now that Miley Cyrus is no longer family friendly, we have these clowns to fill that particular entertainment void. Word is, the show runners put bleeps in the dialog even though nobody ever cusses just to make it seem edgy.

Re: The Third Day of Mellowmas: Homeless Mellowmas

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:05:24 -0000

"I want to liiiiiiiivvvee, I don't want to diiiiiiiiiieeee". That makes ONE of us. Seriously, I'm about ready to smash a glass ornament and slit my wrists.

Re: The First Day of Mellowmas: Holiday Bloops

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:14:11 -0000

This song makes Rebecca Black's "Friday" sound like "Won't Get Fooled Again".

Re: "New York Magazine" publishes review of Sarah Palin's Christmas book with hilarious interactive Christmas-tree, featuring the best quotes from the book, read by Sarah Palin - but see and hear for y...

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:50:47 -0000

If someone can explain this to me so it makes sense:

"I bet Charles Darwin never understood this: If the world could be
described as truly survival-of-the-fittest, why would people
collectively be stricken with the spirit of generosity in December?"

I will buy them a Christmas present.

Re: Faye Hunter, Musician & Artist, R.I.P.

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:58:51 -0000

Very sad. Let's Active was, and still is my favorite group from the 80's.

Re: Top 10 Ben Folds Five Songs

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:37:11 -0000

I'd vote for "Uncle Walter".

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 23

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:29:23 -0000

Five great examples of why I hated '80's radio.

Re: Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 23

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:28:28 -0000

I'm a dickhead to ya, baby. You're a hard habit to break...

Re: Top 10 TV Themes of the ’70s

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:55:17 -0000

The closing theme to WKRP was great too.

Re: Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Final Four)

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:13:44 -0000

These are both easy choices. The Cosby Show was a pure delight until Olivia showed up then it went downhill fast. Cheers was terrific until the very end.

And Three's Company was one of the worst sitcoms of all time. How it made it to the final four, I'll never know.

Re: Platters That Matter, Episode 2: Genesis, “Duke”

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:54:35 -0000

Deleting previous comment. You corrected yourselves!

Great show, and my 3rd favorite Genesis album of all time (After Trick of the Tail and Foxtrot). I always thought Duke had a lot in common with both of these albums; the original Duke suite was reminiscent of "Supper's Ready" and the reprisal ending was like "Los Endos".

For me, the entire album is about losers - people who have lost at love ("Misunderstanding", "Please Don't Ask", "Alone Again"), their careers ("Duchess", "Cul-De-Sac"), and their sanity ("Heathaze", "Turn It On Again"). "Behind The Lines" is a great introductory to the entire book that follows, making it a sort of a concept album - more concept than story, and "Guide Vocal" is a brilliant kiss-off song. I especially like how the lyrics are brought back at the end of the album, with a very important line added. On side 1, it goes "For nobody would understand and you kill what you fear", and on side 2, it is "For nobody would understand and you kill what you fear and you fear what you don't understand". That neatly brings the entire concept full circle. The only song that doesn't quite fit in is "Man Of Our Times" but substituting "Evidence Of Autumn" wouldn't work either since that song really isn't about loss, although I agree it's one of Tony's most beautiful compositions.

One of the reasons the original album sounds so cold is that it was recorded at Polar Studios, where ABBA did most of their recordings too - and we all know they sound as cold and brittle as the Swedish snow covered mountains. I agree that vinyl is the way to go for this one. I recommend finding a Japanese pressing of Duke. I have one and it was manufactured with great care.

As for the attack of Tourette's Syndrome on the live version of "Turn It On Again", I think it's fitting. The singer is so lost in his world of television, it's the only way he can relate to the world. He needs the TV turned back on, and he needs it turned BACK ON NOW DAMMIT, TURN IT ON AGAIN!!!!!!!! If you listen closely, you'll hear Phil's vocal is very closely tied to Chester's drumming. If people think Phil is underrated as a drummer, they should consider Chester Thompson as well.

How about a show on either the self-titled album by Emmit Rhodes or "Band On The Run" by Macca? One that everyone knows vs. one everyone should know.

Re: The Best '30 Rock' One-Liners | Rolling Stone

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:33:48 -0000

Tracy: Who's crazier? Me or Ann Curry?

Re: The #1 Albums: “McCartney”

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:20:31 -0000

I like "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Every Night" quite a lot, but that's it for this album. The rest is half-baked unfinished demo quality stuff. I guess it was really a huge disappointment for me when I bought the album as a 9 year old kid, spending my hard-earned $4 on it and it only contained 2 good songs. AND, after the regal majesty that is "Abbey Road", well, I guess I'm still a tad bitter about it. As an aside, I also bought the self-titled album from Emitt Rhodes the same day, and that album is so excellent, it kind of made up for the disappointment of McCartney.

Re: Platters That Matter, Episode 1: Joe Walsh — But Seriously, Folks…

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:13:23 -0000

Trivia: This album and Jay Ferguson's "Thunder Island" were both recorded at the same time, same studios, same musicians, same producer, etc.

The "I'm fallin' down....." section of "At The Station" is lifted directly from Joe Vitale's song "Falling" from his album "Roller Coaster Weekend" which Joe Walsh played guitar on, along with Rick Derringer and Phil Keaggy. After a concert, I spoke with Phil and asked him about these sessions, which he referenced in the show. Phil told me that he was actually lectured by Bill Szymczyk and told to play his parts more like Eric Clapton.

Hey, side two of the album isn't bad at all. "Tomorrow" has some great lyrics, and "Theme From Boat Weirdos" fits the aquatic/swimming pool concept well.

Re: The Vinyl Diaries: Billy Joel, “The Nylon Curtain”

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:01:31 -0000

Yeah, it's one of the first pressings of the CD - back when CBS CDs were pressed in Japan. I also have copies on regular US vinyl and a Japanese vinyl version. All of them are pretty harsh sounding, but then it's a pretty cold album overall so it kind of works.

Re: Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:34:17 -0000

"Grass", "The Meeting Place", "Wake Up", "Ten Feet Tall" and "The Smartest Monkeys" would have made my list.

Re: The Vinyl Diaries: Billy Joel, “The Nylon Curtain”

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:14:45 -0000

"The Nylon Curtain" is my favorite Billy Joel studio album (I think "Songs In The Attic" is his best overall). "Surprises" is probably my favorite track, and I've wondered for years why "She's Right On Time" doesn't get a lot of play around Christmas time?

The record is probably his most cerebral and literate album. Not a whole lot of fun, but shows a lot of maturity in the songwriting and subject matter. I just wish it sounded better - Phil Ramone really put a lot of tinny-treble in it. The way this album was mixed is kind of hard on the ears.

Re: The Twenty-Fourth Day of Mellowmas: Crystalcooljuicemas

Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:55:32 -0000

This was all wrong in so many ways and Jay Patten doesn't know how to wear a hat.