Frank's pop culture minute.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:24 am

Well all I can tell you guys is that it's obvious that I dwell on a higher plane of aethestic discernment and it gives me pleasure to dispense the wisdom and insight I've gained over the years in the hopes that persons of lesser attainment will benefit.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:03 pm

The Wall aint no Master of Puppets.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:04 pm

Yes bite shit, I do know that.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Moderator » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:44 am

Loved the movie, though.
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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:25 pm

Oy, vey, the movie is the kitten's pajamas.

Ya never need strong drugs after watching that.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:38 pm

I was disapointed by the film. I was never sure what I was expecting, but somehow, expected something deeper. . .adolescents are hard to please.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:58 pm

Maybe you are thinking of Mississippi Burning. Kiss.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:15 pm

Nah, I actually liked "Mississipi Burning". Gene Hackman's a bad-ass.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:19 pm

This is something I've never encountered before. A band having an intelligent conversation with someone who doesn't like them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-2lg5fpQ4

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:29 pm

Good God, have times changed. haha. Nowadays you have complete tossers who love it loud. These kind of snobs are usually squired away in some palladium of mothballs.

Too bad Zappa never had a go at this chap.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:27 pm

Terrific video, I've never seen that. Interesting to see poor Syd Barrett sober and lucid. My take on Pink Floyd is that the better and better mucisians they became and the more actual songs they wrote the less and less interesting they were. I love the early psychedelic period best. For me by the time of The Wall they were just another middle of the road top 40 pop group. All the magic had gone.

I was a lucky little kid. I hung with some older friends who didn't mind dragging me along to concerts. I saw Pink Floyd in 1972 (12 years old) at Atlanta Symphony Hall a full year before DSOTM was released. I can't speak for the performers but I was probably the only person in the audience who wasn't fried which is why I remember it so well. Total sensory overload, an amazing show.

Like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAcwvBD6rA8
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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:55 pm

What got me about the video was not so much that I agreed with Keller's disdain, but that he wasn't afraid to express it. That, and that Floyd didn't seem offended. I couldn't help thinking about how sychophantic modern interviews tend to be, little more than record promotions really.

I was also struck by the Youtube comments which inevitably tore him apart for daring not worship the mighty Floyd. You will notice this on Youtube: every song is someone's favorite. Nothing surprising or even wrong about that, but the ferocity of devotion does strike me as. . .what? As a Metalhead, I'm in a poor position to criticize anyone for their devotion - I've declared my share of fatwas on unbelievers - but I see two cultures clashing in that video, and while I am very fimrly on one side, I am increasingly curious about what the other has to say, and wish my own would maybe stop shouting them down so automatically.

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:11 am

There is no way in hell Prince would sit there and let critics diss him. He won't even welcome honest criticism. He would have his burly bodyguards kick ass. lol

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Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:18 am

Exactly. The untouchable pop stars live on a different planet, and we let them.


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