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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: May 5, 2004, 01:27 PM »
Bought this last night.

It's really good.  Easily the best of their efforts.  If you used to really, really like Built to Spill and early Folk Implosion, but now find yourself listening to the Shins more and more, you should probably like this album for exactly what it is.

At least I do.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: April 30, 2004, 12:21 PM »
Cool pic, if a little too dark (but hey, it's Batman, so whaddaya expect?!)

Seems a little bulky, too.  But based on the previously released pictures of the Batmobile, this Batman takes his armor seriously.

The liberals are becoming desperate and shameless.

Unlike the GOP, who would never do anything like stooping to politicize tragedy by, for instance, putting images of the smoldering wreckage in NYC or the bodies of dead firefighters in President Bush's commercials... ::)

At least the ABC report falls under the auspices of journalism--whether you like owning up to the fact that Bush's stupid war has cost thousands of lives or not, that is news, and the public has every right to see what the cost of Bush's foreign policy has really been.

But I know where this is headed, and I suppose that when the bugs are worked out at another site ( ;) ) we can finish the discussion over there.

I'm done here.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: April 29, 2004, 12:19 PM »

Most underappreciated rock band ever.  Every time these guys put out a new record it hits me like a brick in the face at how good they are.

Buy this cd now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: April 26, 2004, 06:47 PM »
I'm sure it's not news to Virex, but Tweedy was in rehab recently.

Here's hoping sobriety won't wreck the music, because with all the Wilco a-huggin' and a-lovin', I'm going to chime in, too.

If you want to enjoy a mind**** of brilliance, like the heavens literally opening, you have to imagine you were me on my 26th birthday.  Having never been a big Beck fan, I'd heard Sea Change was really something and was interested.  And having never hopped on board what was dubbed the "Alt Rock" bandwagon, I'd never been too interested in Wilco, but I'd heard Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was really something, too.  And having been amped by the Flaming Lips' "The Soft Bulletin," I was interested in what I was hearing about their "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," because it was bound to really be something.

But being the poor, starving student that I was, I just hadn't had the means to add anything to my collection.

Then, on my 26th birthday, I had an almost O'Henry moment as I opened my wife's gifts to me: Beck's Sea Change, Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

That night I listened to all three, in that order, and it remains one of the better of the best days of my life.

Those albums should really come together in some sort of box set, because I'm telling you, the three of them just totally go together--it's amazing.

But anyhoo, Wilco's contribution to the holy trinity of kind-of-sad-spaced-out-fuzz-surreality-songscape is absolutely brilliant.  It's definitely my favorite Wilco album, but I also really dig "Being There" for its almost haunting premonitions of what was to come.

A friend of mine is in a bar blues band, and they cover "Passenger Side" from "A.M.", and that intrigued me into buying that one, but like Virex, it's my least favorie Wilco album, but that's not really a bad thing.  It's really good, but just nowhere in the same stratosphere as the later stuff.  Truly, truly evolutionary goodness.

And now that I'm sure I'm going to listen to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot when I get home from work, I'm going to post what I was listening to at lunchtime, neither of which are anything like Wilco:


Edit: Hey guys, guess what?  If you write "mind" in front of the F-word, the censor-matic thing won't catch it!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: March 26, 2004, 06:11 PM »
Oh, man, don't tell me I'm the only ***** who went out and bought this:

I've got all the albums with all of these songs anyway (well, except for the "Sympathy for the Devil" cover, but I never much cared for it...), but it just felt good to go in and buy a "new" Guns N Roses cd.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Passion
« on: February 18, 2004, 03:54 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing it.  I still don't quite know what all the fuss has been about...I understand there are concerns about the depictions of certain Jews, but I haven't heard the details.

I did catch a bit of Mel Gibson's interview on PrimeTime the other night, and he does seem slightly...uh...skewed.  

But I think Braveheart is one of the best films ever made, and I admire Gibson's convictions.

I'd like to see it in the theater, but my wife and I have a new baby in the house so that may not be possible...we'll have to see.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What magazines do you subscribe to?
« on: January 31, 2004, 02:38 PM »
I'm a magazine subsciption junkie.  Right now, I get all of these (in the order that I like them :))

Men's Health
Utne Reader
The Nation
The Economist
Rolling Stone

And in the past, I've subscribed to

Star Wars Insider
Men's Fitness
US News & World Report
Vegetarian Times

...but none of those seemed to be worth it anymore.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: January 23, 2004, 05:47 PM »
Got me some bargain $9.99 cds over to the Target.

That Rushmore kid's band's latest album.  Pretty good.

 Pretty good, too, if a little Creedencey.

And I finally got


It's very good.  But you probably will have to skip past the "Stacy's Mom" song, like I do.  Damn, that got played out.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: any lawers from NJ here---help
« on: January 23, 2004, 05:38 PM »
You're in Jersey?  They have real crime there, right?

I'm a lawyer in Utah, and as hard up as we are for real crime (freaky-ass fundamentalist kidnappers aside), even we don't throw people in jail for avoiding semaphores (that's lawyer for "stoplights").

You're not going to go to jail, you'll get a fine...probably the $50 if this is your first traffic infraction.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 2, 2003, 05:47 PM »
Nicklab, my big brother just loaned me that's awesome.  Kinda Brian Jonestown Massacreish.

Other than that, I've been listening to:


(as much as I dig this posting the album covers thing, some people may not know that this one's "Animals" by Pink Floyd)

and my perennial favorite:

(sorry this is so huge, but I want you all to see it so you can go out and buy it)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 20, 2003, 11:01 PM »
Holy crap...did I miss the other three horsemen of the apocolypse?  The best Cure song in a decade is on the new Blink 182 album.  Robert Smith--yes, that Robert Smith :o--sings lead vocals on "All of This," and it's a pretty good song (and not just because it doesn't mention poo or pee or farts).

In fact, the whole album isn't all that bad.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top Ten Albums of All Time...By Rolling Stone
« on: November 20, 2003, 02:04 PM »
I'm not a big Beatles fan, and I think that in some ways, they're almost overrated (I like them, though, I really do), but I'd still have to agree with the #1 spot going to Sgt. Peppers.  When you consider the songwriting and sonic innovations of that album, as well as the way it changed the landscape of rock music, not to mention the position the band was in at the time...yeah, it's probably the best, if not the most important, album of all time.

My qualm, however, comes with #2.  I have never, ever understood what makes "Pet Sounds" so great.  I've listened to it several times, and I just don't get it.  But cooler people than me dig it, so maybe I'm just missing something.

I'm anxious to see the whole 500-album long list on Friday, but if it's anything like their best singles of all time, I'll probably be groaning a lot.  And if there's a single Britney Spears record on there, I'm cancelling my subscription.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 12 facts about yourself.
« on: November 20, 2003, 12:59 AM »
Originally posted by Jedi Mac

Hey Sprry!  Welcome to JD!  Sure do recognize the name.  Glad you decided to swing by and check out the action...  Starting with the 12-step program here is certainly a good way to say 'hey' to the gang!  Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you around the boards here.

BTW, you got a real name?  We love to use those around here, ya' know.    Or Sprry will suffice, if you prefer...  I see you already discovered our newest gift to our members as well - the word "ass".  Looks like you'll fit right in...  

Thanks for the welcome.  I've lurked here on and off since it started, but wasted most of my time on one of the other two sites.  I figured I'd finally grace you all with my presence ;).

My real name's Ryan, by the way, and I'll answer to either.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: November 19, 2003, 07:49 PM »
program 88-DX7PolySix
consolidated-unity of oppression
consolidated-our leader
big city gang bang productions-stare
adam freeland-we want your soul
pankow-me and my ding dong
ministry-my possession #
ministry-you know what you are
kmfdm-don't blow your top
ugly mustard-twist and shake
bloody holly-dildo machine (remix)
klystronik-dioretix (repo man)
klystronik-i was a teenaged robert smith
meg lee chin-and god, she created civilization
front 242-quite unusual
vlenz-what i get known
chemlab-chemical halo
pigface-insect suspect
laibach-geibert einer nation
skinny puppy-convulsion
frontline assembly-hydrogen

Daaa-yum...what kind of radio stations do they have where you are?

I should have known a commie bastard like you would be into Consolidated, too.  ;)  I'm not familiar with some of those bands, but if "birds of a feather," then I'll have to check them out.

As for me, right now, I've been listening to "Lost Dogs," as well as giving the Dandy Warhols "Welcome to the Monkey House" another shot...but so far I still think it sucks.

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