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Creek Running North
November 06, 2005
"You once stayed up to watch Don Kirschner's Rock Concert. We recommend a lifetime of bad music."
You better believe I hit "Don't Like It."
Also, please to not give me grief over having bought some Grateful Dead. It was American Beauty and one track from the first album, and I'm a bearded middle-aged white guy living in the San Francisco Bay Area. OK? Likewise with the John Fogerty. I'm looking at you, Norbizness.
Posted by Chris Clarke at November 6, 2005 10:16 AM
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It should be noted that Mick Jones was a HUGE Mott the Hoople fan, and once ran their fan club. So that might explain that.Posted by: rifkinbag at November 6, 2005 10:45 AM
Aw, go ponder a ripple in still water or start a drum circle, longhair.Posted by: norbizness at November 6, 2005 10:51 AM
You "don't like" ALL THE YOUNG DUDES?
Please remove me from yuor list.Posted by: Phil E at November 6, 2005 11:39 AM
You "don't like" ALL THE YOUNG DUDES?
Hey, no need to go fossil hunting after all. Looks like a fossil just jumped right into my lap.Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 6, 2005 11:55 AM
Embarassing fact: I once dated a guy who went by the nickname Ripple N. Stillwater. Consequently, I dumped him for being a hippie.
I'm very sorry. I'll never do it again.Posted by: Lauren at November 6, 2005 01:05 PM
I once dated a woman named Carson Donotstopontracks.Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 6, 2005 01:09 PM
De-lurking to say I once dated a guy who called himself Riboflavin, Ribo for short. We were punk back then, and I still think The Clash is one of the greatest bands ever, but even I own a little Grateful Dead.Posted by: Dr. Virago of Quod She at November 6, 2005 02:00 PM
Surely you didn't just bust on Fogerty, Chris. If so, I'm of good mind to smack you with a link of andouille sausage. I would, however, like to know why, on this past summer's tour, everbuddy jumped up when Fogerty played that crappy drum-machine laden song about baseball, yet waddled to the beer line in disinterest when he busted out the best anti-war, anti-classism song ever written . . .Posted by: Jamie at November 6, 2005 04:05 PM
Heh, Lauren. I hope you mean you'll never date a hippie again. Really, when they get laid, it just encourages them.Posted by: Amanda Marcotte at November 6, 2005 04:50 PM
I'm reminded of a song:
"Out of the black and into the bed
These tickets cost me 37 dollars a head.
Is it worth it just to see the Grateful Dead?
When you're out of the black and into the red?"
Should have been "out of the black and into the red". I'm SO embarrassed!Posted by: elissa at November 6, 2005 05:00 PM
Hippie: I know what you mean, man. When the Grateful Dead had to break up, it was like my best friend died.
Bob: What the hell are you talking about?
David: I think I know, Bob. I mean, I know _my_ best friend used to charge me $35 to dick around on guitar. C'mon, let's kick his hippie ass!Posted by: norbizness at November 6, 2005 05:06 PM
Screw Mott the Hoople, of course, but:
You young kids are so full of yourselves dissing the Grateful Dead, just like we were (back in the day) about Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and their lounge martinis.
Imagine our dismay.
Enjoy it while you can, 'cause your kids will be interviewing us for our precious and irreplaceable pre-senile recollections about the Dead while they point and laugh at your indie pretensions.Posted by: DeSelby at November 6, 2005 06:12 PM
Rifkinbag answered the question I would have posed; namely, what could possibly connect The Clash with Mott the Hoople?
I was the kid in late-70s high school going around with a faded American Beauty t-shirt I bought at the local head shop. If it were possible to wear out digital memory like the old vinyl I would already be on my second ITunes purchase of Box of Rain.Posted by: Charles at November 6, 2005 06:30 PM
I practically live inside iTunes but haven't seen the recommendation engine. Where should I be looking for it?Posted by: The Liberal Avenger at November 7, 2005 04:43 AM
Front page of the music store is where I found it.Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 7, 2005 07:58 AM
Hey, no need to go fossil hunting after all. Looks like a fossil just jumped right into my lap.
Fossil hunting? Um, wouldn't that apply to the Clash, whose last album was released something like 20 years ago?Posted by: Tom Hilton at November 7, 2005 09:33 AM
I liked "All the Young Dudes".
I also have always liked Frank Sinatra. When I was down visiting my father recently in Phoneix, he had the radio on in his house and car always and tuned to a station that played Frank Sinatra and other music of its type I can't place as I'm not very familiar with the genre outside of a few artists. A very other-worldly feeling touring Phoenix and its windswept aura of new new everywhere swathed in sun and pink and palm trees and cactus overlaid with this lush sparkly neon and chlorine-blue saturated music. I loved it.
Have never been able to listen to recordings of The Clash as to my ears they never constellated the energy in the studio that they had live.Posted by: Idyllopus at November 7, 2005 09:36 AM
Who's dissing the Dead? They're one of the top 50 bands of all time. I just take them with a much larger grain of salt than I did when I was a tripped out kid 8-). (I've got some Dead right here, currently in high rotation, along with Dresden Dolls and some Throwing Muses 8-)Posted by: elissa at November 7, 2005 04:59 PM
In fact, Elissa and I probably spent about a cumulative year playing Grateful Dead (and similar) songs in the late 1970s-early 1980s.
Fossil hunting? Um, wouldn't that apply to the Clash, whose last album was released something like 20 years ago?
Yeah? Well, um... shut up!
Have never been able to listen to recordings of The Clash as to my ears they never constellated the energy in the studio that they had live.
I am so Pwned.Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 7, 2005 06:41 PM
1) The day the Clash are fossils will be the day that 'punk' is no longer one of the highest terms of musical approbation ("that's actually very punk...")
2) That day has not come yet.
3) Mott the Hoople were, in fact, very punk.
4) No, really.
5) They just were, all right? Kids today...
Oh, and by "playing Grateful Dead songs" I meant "on our guitars."Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 8, 2005 09:27 AM
Fossil hunting can be very lucrative, as well as highly satisfying - when those fossils are of the timeless variety
(if that's not inherently contradictory):
Yes, I'm a Head - and proud of it - now who's got my copy?Posted by: Fred Levitan at November 9, 2005 11:45 AM