All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:48 am

Please stop bumping this thread, as I can't get "All the Young Dudes" out of my head. And yes, that's as uncomfortable as it sounds.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby boston_jeff » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:30 am

I've always loved T. Rex, Slade, The Sweet and Bowie. And Thin Lizzy. And Dylan. And Cheap Trick. And Clapton. Regardless of what half-assed, self-appointed resident scenesters say, you don't have to choose a side. And you shouldn't feel shamed to like whatever you like because they say it sucks. If I have to read one more self-aggrandizing music-related post saying "I've been digging this totally obscure vinyl copy of Captain Underpants and the Clowns that you've never heard of...and by the way, The Ramones suck", I think I'll vomit in my mouth.

We get it, you have way better taste than anyone here, and none of us could ever understand music like you can. That oughta cover your next 500 posts dude.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby minicat » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:48 am

Elton John schools 'em all anyway.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby Kyle Motor » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:56 am

I'm just trying to make sure that you all are aware that I know more than all of you.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:00 pm

What's not to like about this?
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Seriously though. I don't know any self respecting hipster could dismiss Bowie entirely and lump him in with marble mouth Dylan.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby dave esmond » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:01 pm

boston_jeff wrote:If I have to read one more self-aggrandizing music-related post saying "I've been digging this totally obscure vinyl copy of Captain Underpants and the Clowns that you've never heard of...and by the way, The Ramones suck", I think I'll vomit in my mouth.


Beause telling people that their opinions about a totally subjective subject makes you want to vomit is SO much better.

Which is more douchey? Someone posting an honest opinion about what music they like or hate? Or someone who can't stand when others don't like the same music as they do so they feel the need to tell them to just shut up?

Someone who listens to a lot of music like Kyle or minicat doesn't have better taste then someone else, they just have more experience listening to more music. I personally value experience like that. I like knowing what obscure albums/music are out here. You don't feel the same way. That's fine. Just stick to what you already like and don't worry about what music other people like or hate. It's supposed to be enjoyable.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby boston_jeff » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:09 pm

You miss the point. I'll leave it at that.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby acereraser » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:22 pm

I know it is a little early and off-topic, but I think my New Year's resolution is to be more aggrandizing of others.

Back on topic: That lady sure is ugly, and looks like she has a small penis, too.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby dave esmond » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:29 pm

boston_jeff wrote:You miss the point.


Or you just made it very poorly.

But I'm pretty sure I got what you were saying just fine.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby The Center Square » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:30 pm

acereraser wrote:I know it is a little early and off-topic, but I think my New Year's resolution is to be more aggrandizing of others.

Back on topic: That lady sure is ugly, and looks like she has a small penis, too.



oooh I want in too!

on topic:
A bunch of boys fighting over David Bowie.
That's SO 1972.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby dave esmond » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:36 pm

The Center Square wrote:A bunch of boys fighting over David Bowie.
That's SO 1972.


Dig it.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby Exploding Pinto » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:55 pm

I wish John Cougar Mendel(ass)ohncamp was around to tell us Bowie stories.

Instead, here’s a fun fact from Ziggy’s wiki page:
“When Bowie was 15 years old, his friend, George Underwood, wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Bowie was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations to repair his potentially blinded eye.[16][17] Doctors could not fully repair the damage, leaving his pupil permanently dilated. As a result of the injury, Bowie has faulty depth perception. Bowie has stated that although he can see with his injured eye, his colour vision was mostly lost and a brownish tone is constantly present. Each iris has the same blue colour, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the hue of that eye is commonly mistaken to be different.[17]Despite the fight, Underwood and Bowie remained good friends, and Underwood went on to do the artwork for Bowie's earlier albums.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_bowie

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby mifflander » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:36 pm

Ah, I remember when I was a music elitist.

That was back when my self-esteem was directly related to what others thought of the music I liked.

Then I grew up.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby boston_jeff » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:45 pm

mifflander wrote:Ah, I remember when I was a music elitist.

That was back when my self-esteem was directly related to what others thought of the music I liked.

Then I grew up.


Me too, there was a time when I couldn't even admit I liked Radiohead amongst my peers for fear of being chastised. Now I'm comfortable with enjoying Dylan, the Dead, Steely Dan, etc., not to mention David Bowie.

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Re: All the young dudes...not quite young anymore

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:15 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzuFeXYbOOo

Yeah, I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge.
The kids are coming up from behind.
I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge to the kids from France and from London.
But I was there.

I was there in 1968.
I was there at the first Can show in Cologne.
I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge to the kids whose footsteps I hear when they get on the decks.
I'm losing my edge to the Internet seekers who can tell me every member of every good group from 1962 to 1978.
I'm losing my edge.

To all the kids in Tokyo and Berlin.
I'm losing my edge to the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties.

But I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge, but I was there.
I was there.
But I was there.

I'm losing my edge.
I'm losing my edge.
I can hear the footsteps every night on the decks.
But I was there.
I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City.
I was working on the organ sounds with much patience.
I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band.
I told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime."
I was there.
I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGB's.
Everybody thought I was crazy.
We all know.
I was there.
I was there.
I've never been wrong.

I used to work in the record store.
I had everything before anyone.
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan.
I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes.
I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.

But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent.
And they're actually really, really nice.

I'm losing my edge.

I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody. Every great song by the Beach Boys. All the underground hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks. I heard you have a vinyl of every Niagra record on German import. I heard that you have a white label of every seminal Detroit techno hit - 1985, '86, '87. I heard that you have a CD compilation of every good '60s cut and another box set from the '70s.

I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record.

I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables.
I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars.

I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know.

But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra,

Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra,
Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc,

Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics.

You don't know what you really want. (x15)


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