Re: On a Date


Mingus! Hah.

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 2:56 PM
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I think the Paul Simon entry (in part 2) is my favorite -- but the whole thing is done well.

Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 2:56 PM
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Mostly flattering, which seems like giving away possible comedy points.

Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:02 PM
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The Joan Jett one seems a bit derivative.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:03 PM
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"At some point in your life, you've sniffed a little glue."

Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:04 PM
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It was only library paste and the other kids dared me.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:10 PM
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Fugazi: you feel ideologically safe sex is important.
Public Enemy: you're less angry than you want to be.
Tracy Chapman: you drive slow cars.
M.I.A.: you're decently proficient in a second language.
Pearl Jam: somewhat of a black sheep at the frat house.

Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:13 PM
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Mozart: scat.

Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:33 PM
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1: Ah, um.

Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:40 PM
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( I realize it's bad form to post off-topic this early in a thread, but this seemed like a better place than the surprisingly on-topic thread about driving).

I was glancing through a couple-days-old CT thread (it's a slow day, and that is clearly a sign that I'm not getting any work done) and saw this lovely anecdote from Belle Waring:

Actually related to the clip, I converted my brother away from pure moral relativism, when he was 20, in a four-hour argument (one of a hundred, but this was the important one, clearly) that relied in part on the fact that the Waffen SS can't possibly have thought they were doing the right thing, or they never would have gone around in black uniforms accented with silver and skulls. That's just not the uniform of people who believe that they are morally right and their enemies deluded. That's the uniform of people who believe they can take over the world and remake it in whatever fashion they wish, and that their enemies' appeals to morality are invitations to self-hobbling weakness, and that they do know what they are doing is wrong, but they are not the sort of people who care about such niceties, being involved in a grander project....


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 3:45 PM
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Lot of Springsteen on my iPod. And Van Morrison. Just saying.

Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 4:20 PM
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The Tracy Chapman one made me laugh.

Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 4:32 PM
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Oh hell, haven't done this for a while. I just loaded up Gram Parsons for tonight, but otherwise:

Tommie Bradley, Humble Pie, Grateful Dead, Over the Rhine, Marianne Faithfull (Blvd Broken Dreams), Leonard Cohen, Ellen Jewell, Kenny W Shepherd, Liquid Sound Company, Magna Carta, Van Morrison, Can, The Evens, Manfred Mann, Count Basie, Tyler Jakes, Gillian McPherson, Skara Brae, Roy Gaines, East River Pipe, Sinead O'Connor, Saga, Willie Nelson & Kimmie Rhodes

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 4:36 PM
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I've stuck with REM for a long, long time. I had an almost obsessive Tori Amos phase in college.

Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 9:18 PM
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Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 9:22 PM
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The TV show one was good, too. I clicked through to the link on what birth order says about you, but it didn't really pay any attention to middle children.

Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 9:30 PM
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Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 09-19-13 9:35 PM
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Too many of these are descriptions of the members of the band, not the fans. See for instance the ones for U2 and Gogol Bordello.

Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-20-13 7:27 AM
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I still do not get Radiohead. Kid A sounds like somebody just noodling around to me. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, a lot of Aphex Twin is that way too.

Is it that it's electronic and that the tracks aren't really songs, but done by a popular band? That is, significant not for being musically interesting, but for who it's by, for being electronic noodling by a successful band?

Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09-20-13 9:17 AM
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OT: Anybody been following the Green (and to a lesser extent FDP) pedophilia scandal in Germany? It's like something straight out of right wing crazy stereotypes about sexual liberation and gay rights. Back in the seventies and eighties they were all in with the idea that the criminalization of pedophilia was basically the same thing as the criminalization of homosexuality. Most of the support for pedophile rights seems to have been just rhetorical, but you do have Green co-founder Dany 'the Red' Cohn Bendit's odes to hand jobs from little kids or a now fairly senior FDP politician writing fondly about her 'affair' with a pre-pubescent girl.

Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-20-13 11:37 AM
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20 Do you have a link? (Asking for a friend).

On a much lesser scale and maybe Natilo can fill in more details but I remember back in the late 80s or early 90s when part of the anarchist scene became afflicted with these types. There was a good anarchist rag that used to reprint a lot of great Situationist works, Vaneigem 's Revolution of Everyday Life in it's entirety, and a lot of other great stuff. But there started to be more and more shit about "children's sexual liberation" which basically came down to having sex with adults. I was revolted and really pissed off and angrily cancelled my sub.

Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09-20-13 11:50 AM
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There's tons of stuff auf Deutsch, not sure if that would be helpful. Even there it tends to be in latest revelation mode, e.g. the other day it came out that the head of the Green party signed a manifesto in his student days calling for the abolition of all statutory rape laws and that the current head of the Green parliamentary group wrote an essay twenty five years ago decrying the repression of pedophilia and calling for, you guessed it. The Greens' gay caucus back then was the Gay, Lesbian, and Pedophile caucus. The tide began to turn with a backlash when some of the activists protested measures to expel a low level party activist for raping his girlfriend's three year old daughter and then a few years later the reform of age of consent laws which lowered it to fourteen and equalized it for gay and straight sex.

Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-20-13 6:55 PM
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There was a British organisation in the 70s or 80s called the Paedophile Information Exchange, whose leader (may for all I know have been only member) was rapidly prosecuted. The leftist group of which I was at that point a member debated whether he ought to be defended on the grounds of state harassment, personal freedom, yadda yadda (short answer: no, he shouldn't). The comrades who were clearest and most eloquent in explaining that our group shouldn't touch PIE with a bargepole were the gay men, because they'd lived with being accused of being paedophiles on a day to day basis.

I think 14 is too young for the age of consent unless there are a hell of a lot of safeguards built into the law. But then a lot of Americans probably feel the same way about 16, which I'm cool with because it's always been that way here.

Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09-21-13 7:04 AM
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