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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2014, 05:01:10 PM »
And young earthers care to clarify any of this for me?  Surely I'm missing something here.

That thing you're missing is called 'credulity'.
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2014, 05:01:39 PM »


Leonard Cohen is required to combat the evil of Twain.

Huh. I enjoyed reading Huckleberry Finn.
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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2014, 05:48:12 PM »
I'll throw in Shatner. Although it will hurt my back.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:47 AM »
Rush,

don't get me started. I hate Rush. Both of them.

As for limbaugh, even if he is "American", I'd still like to deport him to some horrid central american hole.
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2014, 07:54:39 PM »
How can anybody hate Rush (not Limbaugh) the Band?
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2014, 12:41:32 AM »
How can anybody hate Rush (not Limbaugh) the Band?

I don't actually hate Rush, but I only like a few of their older songs -- Geddy Lee's voice tends to grate on the nerves; in fact, at certain pitches it's eerily reminiscent of the character of Luther[1] (played by David Patrick Kelly) in The Warriors.  Like Lee's bass playing, though.

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And then there are all the folk, jazz and classical artists...


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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2014, 12:56:31 AM »
The best instrumental in rock history

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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2014, 09:07:20 PM »
^^^This is an awesome track. Thanks, 12.

Okay, I admit it. I am a Rush fan, dating back to my college days when my white friends first introduced me to what is now known as "classic rock".  I know that most people mainly hear the guitars and bass, but I listen past all that noise. I am even willing to put up with the faux-libertarian-themed lyrics they favor. And whiny-voiced Geddy Lee.

Because, as you know, if there was a god, he would play drums like Neil Peart.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2014, 09:31:04 PM »
^^^This is an awesome track. Thanks, 12.

Okay, I admit it. I am a Rush fan, dating back to my college days when my white friends first introduced me to what is now known as "classic rock".  I know that most people mainly hear the guitars and bass, but I listen past all that noise. I am even willing to put up with the faux-libertarian-themed lyrics they favor. And whiny-voiced Geddy Lee.

Because, as you know, if there was a god, he would play drums like Neil Peart.

Wait, wait, wait! You're not white?

:P

I just bought today a Wham! cd. How lame am I?

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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2014, 09:53:45 PM »

I just bought today a Wham! cd. How lame am I?


Pretty lame.  But less lame than if you'd bought a Rush cd.
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2014, 10:08:09 PM »

I just bought today a Wham! cd. How lame am I?


Pretty lame.  But less lame than if you'd bought a Rush cd.

I also got a Tiffany album. I'M SO LAME!

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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2014, 07:47:33 PM »

I just bought today a Wham! cd. How lame am I?


Pretty lame.  But less lame than if you'd bought a Rush cd.

Hey, hey, hey! Neil Peart will play a drum solo that will smite you into your next life!  >:(

Next thing you'll be dissin' on the rest of my classic rock white boys, like REO Speedwagon. Or Cheap Trick. Or Styx. Or Journey. Or Yes. Or Pink Floyd. Or Boston. Or Genesis. Or Jethro Tull. Or Aerosmith.

Well, okay, I guess you can diss on Aerosmith.  :-\
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2014, 07:50:40 PM »
I said this 7 years ago at the old wwgha: Pink Floyd sucks.

Smite away!

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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2014, 12:13:20 AM »
Hey, hey, hey! Neil Peart will play a drum solo that will smite you into your next life!

Sorry, but I'm not even sure what that means.  I must have really pushed your buttons to make you incoherent...

Next thing you'll be dissin' on the rest of my classic rock white boys, like REO Speedwagon. Or Cheap Trick. Or Styx.

I will absolutely dis all of these three.  They mostly suck, with a listenable song here and there. (I want you to want me...)


Or Journey. Or Yes.

Nah.  I like those guys

Or Pink Floyd.

To quote the late, great RaymondKHessel, you don't fuck with the Floyd.  I'd probably be willing to get into a fistfight over Pink Floyd.

Or Boston. 

Nope.  I have always liked Boston, despite being named after a city of degenerates and losers.

Or Genesis. 

I will dis the post-Gabriel version of them to my heart's content.

Or Jethro Tull. 

Like them too

Or Aerosmith. 

Meh.  They're hit and miss.  If I never hear dream on again in my life, or any of their other sell out songs from the 90s, that'd be okay with me.  Draw the line? Love it.
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2014, 12:17:11 AM »
Next thing you'll be dissin' on the rest of my classic rock white boys, like REO Speedwagon. Or Cheap Trick. Or Styx. Or Journey. Or Yes. Or Pink Floyd. Or Boston. Or Genesis. Or Jethro Tull. Or Aerosmith.

Well, okay, I guess you can diss on Aerosmith.  :-\

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There was a trap door in the stage, and at one point a roadie opened the hatch and passed Wakeman what appeared to be a mug of beer.  I also learned a neat trick for playing multiple keyboard parts when one doesn't have enough hands to go around:  To play long chords, weigh down a few keys with pedal steel guitar slides.
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Re: What about the Americas?
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2014, 12:50:50 AM »
Screwtape,

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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2014, 06:06:40 PM »
Those bands I listed have at least one song each that make me happy. Not for musical taste, but because they remind me of the good times of my younger years.....

Now, let's start on 1980's dance and disco music! Prince and the Time, anyone? Jungle love, baby! :police:
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« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2014, 09:45:55 PM »
Those bands I listed have at least one song each that make me happy. Not for musical taste, but because they remind me of the good times of my younger years.....

Now, let's start on 1980's dance and disco music! Prince and the Time, anyone? Jungle love, baby! :police:

Purple Rain sucked. The soundtrack was okay, tho.

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« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2014, 10:34:32 PM »
Had just finished setting up my play list for the background for my evening reading... Then I read this thread, and my play list includes Aerosmith (Living on the Edge), and Pink Floyd (On the Turning Away). The idea that anyone can not like these songs is as puzzling as the differences in human systems of religious belief.
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« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2014, 01:02:56 AM »
Screwtape likes Perry Como and Franky Avalon I am thinking.....throw in some Meatloaf and some air supply too???
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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2014, 01:09:12 AM »
Screwtape,

Nam raises his fists



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I haven't fought anyone in years, but, let me just say I may start with the fists but I fight dirty...feces and everything[1].

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« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »
Screwtape likes Perry Como and Franky Avalon I am thinking.....throw in some Meatloaf and some air supply too???

I'm not much into any of the above except Meatloaf, whom I like, but do not have any of his recordings.  I have pretty ecclectic tastes.  Bach, Beethoven, Hayden, Wagner, ZZ Top, Rob Zombie, social distortion, Ramones, NOFX, Lady Gaga, Pink, Madonna's later stuff, Neil Young, led zep, Pink Floyd (even the weird early experimental stuff with Syd), Little Richard's early stuff, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, SRV, Radiohead (omg, I love radiohead). 

I never learned to appreciate hip hop, reggae, Big Band or most jazz.



I haven't fought anyone in years, but, let me just say I may start with the fists but I fight dirty...

yeah, me too.  I wouldn't actually fight anyone over pink floyd. 
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« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2014, 10:30:27 AM »
Had just finished setting up my play list for the background for my evening reading... Then I read this thread, and my play list includes Aerosmith (Living on the Edge), and Pink Floyd (On the Turning Away). The idea that anyone can not like these songs is as puzzling as the differences in human systems of religious belief.

I will say that I do not simply 'not like' that Aerosmith song.  I revile it.

I cannot think of a single Aerosmith song (that did not involve Run-D.M.C.) that I can say that I enjoy.
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« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2014, 02:44:59 PM »
Man, taste is a funny thing!!
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« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2014, 06:04:30 PM »
My list of white boy bands (and black boy bands, for that matter) that I don't like is way longer than my list of faves. No metal, folk, K-pop, country, reggae, jazz-- or hip hop for the most part-- would ever make my playlist. So Alabama, ACDC and ZZ Top and any band my daughter likes are right out.

But I can listen to most classical music.  I like a lot of world music from African and Latin pop groups. And the Beatles, REM, Morris Day and Lyle Lovett make the cut.

Again, no accounting for taste. :-\
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« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2014, 10:21:13 PM »
My list of white boy bands (and black boy bands, for that matter) that I don't like is way longer than my list of faves. No metal, folk, K-pop, country, reggae, jazz-- or hip hop for the most part-- would ever make my playlist. So Alabama, ACDC and ZZ Top and any band my daughter likes are right out.

But I can listen to most classical music.  I like a lot of world music from African and Latin pop groups. And the Beatles, REM, Morris Day and Lyle Lovett make the cut.

Again, no accounting for taste. :-\

My brother's sort like you but he won't admit he actually likes some genres or at least some acts in certain genres but I know, and he knows I know but still won't admit it.

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