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Offline varoadking

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #25: February 10, 2021, 02:22:37 PM »
He was born to run. Not drive.

Well done..   :clap:

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #26: February 10, 2021, 02:40:43 PM »
He was born to run. Not drive.

I haven't done post of the year in a long time, but that's an easy nominee for 2021.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #27: February 10, 2021, 03:55:46 PM »
so many potential jokes . . .


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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #28: February 10, 2021, 04:27:32 PM »
so many potential jokes . . .



would Spirits in the Night be appropriate here as well?

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #29: February 10, 2021, 05:07:01 PM »
I haven't done post of the year in a long time, but that's an easy nominee for 2021.
It was in my mind because ironically I played the album last night for the first time in a while.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #30: February 11, 2021, 09:13:11 AM »
2021 R&R HOF Nominees:

Mary J. Blige
Kate Bush
Devo
Foo Fighters
The Go-Go’s
Iron Maiden
JAY-Z
Chaka Khan
Carole King
Fela Kuti
LL Cool J
New York Dolls
Rage Against the Machine
Todd Rundgren
Tina Turner
Dionne Warwick

Still no Warren Zevon, Pat Benatar, Styx, Soundgarden, and Bad Company.


Carol King isn’t in already? What a freaking joke

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #31: February 11, 2021, 09:53:31 AM »
So sounds like he was nowhere near the BAC level require to charge someone with drunk driving in NJ. Maybe he had an open container? Or the Park Service police didn’t like his politics? 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/6704466002

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #32: February 11, 2021, 10:02:13 AM »
So sounds like he was nowhere near the BAC level require to charge someone with drunk driving in NJ. Maybe he had an open container? Or the Park Service police didn’t like his politics? 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/6704466002

His speech was slurred...

...wait...

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #33: February 11, 2021, 10:38:02 AM »
His speech was slurred...

...wait...
I never understood half his lyrics.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #34: February 11, 2021, 10:41:44 AM »
I never understood half his lyrics.

You had to be drunk to understand the other half...

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #35: February 11, 2021, 11:48:41 AM »
You had to be drunk to understand the other half...
I’ll drink to that.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #36: February 11, 2021, 03:53:56 PM »
His words were wonderful - they told a story that made fans sing his words to those they love.

I never understood half his lyrics.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #37: February 11, 2021, 04:06:43 PM »
His words were wonderful - they told a story that made fans sing his words to those they love.
I loved the songs also. Just not sure of all the words.


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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #38: February 11, 2021, 09:24:37 PM »

Carol King isn’t in already? What a freaking joke
Carole King was inducted as a songwriter in 1990. This nomination is as a performer.

I know this is beating a dead horse, but whatever you think of these performers as performers, with that list, calling that place the "Rock and Roll" HOF is a joke.

And I say this not as some sort of rock snob. In fact, the only performers on that list I've actually gone to see in concert are Chaka Khan and The Go-Go's. Just call it a music HOF.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #39: February 11, 2021, 09:30:37 PM »
Dave - is that because of when you were born ?


I know this is beating a dead horse, but whatever you think of these performers as performers, with that list, calling that place the "Rock and Roll" HOF is a joke.

And I say this not as some sort of rock snob. In fact, the only performers on that list I've actually gone to see in concert are Chaka Khan and The Go-Go's. Just call it a music HOF.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #40: February 11, 2021, 11:20:07 PM »
I say it is beating a dead horse because I think arguments about its composition have been made almost since the earliest classes. There have been blues, soul, R&B and pop artists among the inductees from the beginning, though in the early cases their influence on rock and roll was sufficient to justify their induction except to perhaps some purists. As time went on, and inductees went beyond 1950s and 1960s artists, you also had inductees from other genres, though again you could make an argument for their influence on rock music. The 1997 class included P-Funk, the Jackson 5 and the Bee-Gees, and from then on it was more or less a pop music hall of fame. Then you had people arguing that rock and roll wasn't a musical genre, however broadly defined, but a lifestyle.

I personally grew up under multiple musical influences. My first album was Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. My first real concert was David Allan Coe. My youth was really more pop, disco, country and classical than rock. The early to mid-1980s were as filled with New Wave and hair metal for me as for most casual music fans of the earliest MTV generation. I think like many people I developed more refined musical tastes in my 20s, especially at college, though I tried to avoid the purist snobbism after some early encounters with the "I liked X before they sold out"-type of so-called fan.  So the 1980s included more blues, classic rock, hard rock and metal, reggae and hip-hop. I was also an early proponent of so-called "world music", helping to organize playlists for a nightclub in my hometown which included among others one of this years' nominees, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. These days I listen to almost anything from baroque to Neue Deutsche Härte*, though I have a particular appreciation for works which cross and combine genres. The cross-genre works sometimes come across as novelties, but even that's not a big issue (said the guy who had Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven" on 45).

Again, I don't have anything against this year's slate of nominees as performers, and I am familiar with the work of all of them except Mary J. Blige, whom I've only heard in passing. I just think describing that as a list of rock and roll performers stretches the term beyond recognition. My age might play a role in that what constitutes rock and roll or rock music was pretty much defined when I was young. I suppose someone who grew up with 1950s Rockabilly wouldn't have a clue what to make of late 1990s Nu Metal.

* "Neue" Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) probably should be renamed as a genre. Rammstein's Sehnsucht, their second and most influential album, came out in 1997. That's practically classic rock by now.

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #41: February 20, 2021, 12:22:29 PM »


Last time I visited my Dad, this song came on as me and my brother drove back from the nursing home.  Today is his Yahrzeit, the anniversary of his passing on the Jewish calendar. 

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Re: What are you listening to in 2021?
« Reply #42: February 20, 2021, 12:24:34 PM »
Last time I visited my Dad, this song came on as me and my brother drove back from the nursing home.  Today is his Yahrzeit, the anniversary of his passing on the Jewish calendar. 

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