Opinion: Turn up the volume, it’s Friday evening!

How about some good ol’ rock’n’roll to blast us into the weekend?

My friends, let me introduce the Japandroids and their contribution to a venerable rock cliche, the touring video. (They’re playing the Variety on March 3.)

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ProudAmerican2017
ProudAmerican2017

Why are we surprised about what comes out of the mouth of Donald Trump, Trump is 70 years old and needs a mental evaluation urgently.

dave87
dave87

Don't disagree with jay's opinion or he will take his ball and go home.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Through my dialogue with TD earlier, I have come to realize that the culture wars of this nation (which I have seen all of my life) are based simply on whether one can think for oneself vs. one must follow the dogma prescribed by the group.

That is why I have always preferred being alone than adhering to any group's dogma.

My mind/spirit is who I am.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Sorry - this was meant for the previous thread and I haven't yet figured out how to delete on my I-phone.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Denise285

This world belongs to each and every one of us regardless of race, gender or creed.

2geniuses
2geniuses

https://youtu.be/4BGe5dT0-v4

This band mentions front man's former group in title and lyric. Coincidentally opened for Steely Dan on a tour.

Fisherman's Blues is a classic. Side A all songs, flip, Side B all songs.

JKToole
JKToole

@2geniuses Mike Scott is the front man, singer and main songwriter of the Waterboys. Karl Wallinger was the leader of World Party which he formed after a mid-80's stint with the Waterboys as their keyboard player. Though Wallinger is listed as the third co-writer of this song, he didn't play a note on this record and is not in the iconic photo on the cover. He had already left the band in 1985. This record was begun in 1986.

Wallinger did play on the Waterboys records A Pagan Place and This Is the Sea. He formed his "one man band" World Party and released his first record under the moniker in 1986.

2geniuses
2geniuses

@JKToole @2geniuses thanks for setting the record straight. This record came out my freshman year in college. Some of my synapses may have been on vacation for a few semesters. The song "World Party" is really a tribute to Karl. 

Great record no matter how you slice it...

Bruno2
Bruno2

Heathen--I recently saw that ZZ Top is playing in Macon in March.  Are you planning on going??  I would be tempted, but it's in the middle of the week.

2geniuses
2geniuses

Before they maxed out, riffs like those heard on "Just got paid" are pure brilliance.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@2geniuses The unfortunate part of "genius" is that it eventually becomes commonplace and we lose our appreciation for it.

Bruno2
Bruno2

As far as songs which mention other songs and other bands/artists, there are a ton of them.  Probably the most famous is "I heard Mr Young sing about her, I heard old Neil put her down."

If this song doesn't hold the record for referencing other groups, it's pretty darn close. "Steely Dan" is one of the mentions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15wq1Yg_Ac4

_GodlessHeathen_
_GodlessHeathen_

I guess we are going to have to look at that steely eyed toddler with the .45 cal. all weekend.


To stay on theme (kinda) .  I had some Steely Dan records back in the day but I would hear this tune occasionally on the radio and I couldn't find the song amongst their albums I didn't have  because I never caught the song title.


And there is a dig in the lyrics at Glen Frey and the Eagles.

https://youtu.be/ibXtb5GWD4g


Bruno2
Bruno2

@_GodlessHeathen_ Their own band name??  I'll have to do a little research, but I'm pretty sure there's a Steely Dan number which mentions "Steely Dan".

On edit: Steely Dan mentions the Eagles in "Everything You Did"....."Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening".  I also remember Parliament Funkadelic mentioning "Steely Dan" in a song.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@2geniuses I've heard that the B Boys didn't really care for this song themselves, that it was meant to be a parody song.  Funny that it turned out to be their biggest hit.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Movie's cued up on Netflix, settling in to watch with fambly. Excellent evening, all.

Bruno2
Bruno2

Switching gears a little, I heard this new song by Charlie Wilson on the radio yesterday.  Most artists' creative juices dry up in their 20s, but Charlie came up with this one at almost 64 years of age.  Of course, he had a little help from TI.  Good job, guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_BWKHRx8s

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Bruno2 @Visual_Cortex

Hanging in there. Not gonna kick off anytime soon, looks like. Can't fix what's (literally) been broken but stronger/more mobile than I was a few months ago.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@Visual_Cortex @Bruno2 If you get in a bad way, you're more than welcome to get my email address from Jay.  You're one of the good guys in this world, and I would be glad to help.

2geniuses
2geniuses

Rock "Purists" (as absurd of a notion as I've ever heard) may not agree, but this is a classic album on par with the likes of Exile on Main St and Physical Graffiti. Just a different decade.

2geniuses
2geniuses

Hands down the loudest show I've ever heard and I've easily been to more than 1,000. No other band even came close volume-wise. They handed out ear plugs on the way in and I stll found myself placing my hands over my ears for protection!

Kamchak
Kamchak

@2geniuses 

Positive.

I've seen them a half dozen times.

They didn't turn down the volume either.

I had tinnitus for 8 days.