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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #285 on: April 21, 2004, 04:04 AM »
I have no idea who the hell that is. :-\

Thankfully.
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #286 on: April 25, 2004, 01:04 AM »
OK, way to kill that topic, tard.

I'm listening to 'Prison Sex' by my 2nd favorite band, Tool.
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #287 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:



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Edit: Hey guys, guess what?  If you write "mind" in front of the F-word, the censor-matic thing won't catch it!!
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #288 on: April 26, 2004, 07:48 PM »


Jet is pretty awesome, they remind me of The Beatles?



The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are awesome, weird but have an awesome sound.

And I cannot forget these guys:



"I Believe In A Thing Called Love" is awesome.  
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #289 on: April 26, 2004, 07:50 PM »


Only five more years till she's legal fellas!!

Hey thats JoJo! ;)
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #290 on: April 27, 2004, 12:58 AM »


Worst band ever.  :P
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #291 on: April 28, 2004, 09:14 AM »

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #292 on: April 28, 2004, 09:53 AM »


What can I say, I love Kill Bill.   ;D

I especially like all the songs by Ennio Morricone.  It's a shame they left "Death Rides A Horse" by Ennio Morricone (the song playing when the Brides slices Sophie's arm) off the first soundtrack.  
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #293 on: April 28, 2004, 12:41 PM »
Mainland=Indie rocker???

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #294 on: April 28, 2004, 02:39 PM »
I keep picking this up:

Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You






I've been spinning early 70s era Pink Floyd too, so they are related.  

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #295 on: April 28, 2004, 08:17 PM »
OK, way to kill that topic, tard.

Must have missed this when it was first posted, but was that a shot at me?


On a musical note, who else picked up Loretta Lynn's new one yesterday? It's all kinds of rockin, and well worth picking up.

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #296 on: April 29, 2004, 01:37 AM »
No no, that was all directed at me. Nobody posted in this topic for days after my last post, so I typed that. :)
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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #297 on: April 29, 2004, 04:44 AM »
whew, I was afraid my 13 year old hottie might have offended the masses! I thought it would be something that might bring  Mainland and Virex closer together!

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #298 on: April 29, 2004, 10:44 AM »
Born & Raised Modesto Man. :)

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Re: What's spinning?
« Reply #299 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.
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