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2 months ago
JMac
Shania Twain did a cover of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long"...instead of, "She told me to come, but I was already there", she goes: "He told me to run, but I was already there" ...which struck me as such a lame cop-out. Clearly, she was worried about the sexual innuendo that might be interpreted from "come", but I think that: a) from context, I
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3 months ago
JMac
That's awesome! I love what they've been doing (barring a few choices, like the song from Dirty Dancing, which is a little boring to me, but hey - they get to do what they want!).
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3 months ago
JMac
Hi Luca, I live in the San Francisco bay area. It really depends on what your interests are. If you're interested in nature and hikes, it doesn't get much more scenic than climbing hill 88, just above Rodeo Beach (which is where you park). Hiking up Tennessee Valley, which is also nearby is pretty breathtaking. I'd probably make a day of it and go to the Muir Beach overlook (maybe even s
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3 months ago
JMac
I'm intrigued. I like Spiro. I wonder if his older material has been remastered or otherwise punched up.
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4 months ago
JMac
Part of the argument I made to Can Man in the link above, while referring to the Bush tax cuts, is that when that money is given to individuals in a way that isn't strategic (...which would be, say, targeted to small businesses, which is a good idea, or to a specific kind of population, like vets), it strengthens the economy for a little while, but then you're left with the same structural proble
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4 months ago
JMac
You're missing the point. The fact that you and I received a few crumbs in no way changes the highway robbery going on at the upper echelons, which was not only totally unnecessary at a time of record-high corporate profits and the most extreme income inequality in the history of the country, but terribly detrimental to the long-range sustainability of the economy. Once the sugar high of the
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4 months ago
JMac
I mean, that's what happens when you elect an empty vessel as president. Trump is a profoundly uneducated man with zero analytical prowess whose only guiding principle is self-interest...and it doesn't help that he has sociopathic and narcissitic tendencies. I get that he harnessed people's concerns (some of them legitimate), biases, prejudices, and other issues. But it should've always be
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4 months ago
JMac
"People should become vegan so they won't be tempted to eat dog meat?" No, the dog meat bit was to exemplify that there isn't an absolute validity of cultural practices and...actually, if that misconstrued mishmash is what you got out of my original post, I can't help you buddy! "And do their part to save the Amazon?" Again, I'm not a vegan - or even a vegetarian -
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4 months ago
JMac
Haha, I go on a winding rant like a blowhard every once in a blue moon. It's an infernally complex issue with a lot of grays and contradictions, so I'm certainly open to hearing other perspectives. And I hear ya on the KFC. I haven't been to one in over a decade, but it's hard-wired in my childhood memories, to the point where, when I discovered my local KFC had shuttered last week (to mak
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4 months ago
JMac
I miss some of the high-tech AOR folks like Stage Dolls and Michael Morales.
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4 months ago
JMac
I'm as liberal and PC as they come, but basically agree with Bryan Adams' post. I think he expressed himself inelegantly, in a way that was bound to generate controversy, but there's nothing intrinsically racist about his statement. I'm not going to defend the poster up there who called it "a horrible, disgusting culture", but that has nothing to do with what Adams said - that fell
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4 months ago
JMac
Fade-outs aren't the most creative way to end, to be sure, but they're fine by me...as long as they include some variety. You know when there's a fade-out, but the instrumentation changes a bit (new guitar parts come in, etc), or the vocalist starts to ad-lib with new lyrics or wails or something? As long as something creative has been done, even in a fade-out, I'm okay. The issue is wh
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4 months ago
JMac
Well done! Their cover of "Maniac" is also excellent. Do we know the singer from anywhere?
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5 months ago
JMac
Yup - money has time value. I'd rather get my refund, especially given the uncertainty that comes with covid, than to have it tied up for who knows how long. Besides, 200 bucks now is worth more than 200 bucks in 2021 (hence formulas like net present value, etc).
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5 months ago
JMac
Agreed. I have no real interest in Journey as a band anymore (unless Perry returns, which is moot - won't ever happen). Now if they get Bad English back together, that I might be keen on.
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5 months ago
JMac
Some of my favorite movies from the last few years are: - Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Arrival - Sing Street
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5 months ago
JMac
Shania was amazing at her best....but over time, her lyrics became unbearably stupid. She went from tongue--in-cheek fun and whimsy to brainless bubblegum. Some of her latter-day stuff, yes with Lange, was embarrassing.
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5 months ago
JMac
I agree with your assessment, Joe - and I'd taken it even further. This is one of the reasons why so much of melodic rock these days bores me. Because I've heard it all before and what we get is so often a watered-down retread of something that was already done thousands of times, just way better. So I've had to expand my tastes and venture into other terrains to find my fix. But the
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5 months ago
JMac
Easygoing, low-key tune off the upcoming concept album "American Love Story". I like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rz-OvZ8rnw
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5 months ago
JMac
Super interesting! Thanks, Peter.
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6 months ago
JMac
Ain't no crook like a pious crook that pays no taxes under the guise of religious freedom. This woman should be in jail.
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6 months ago
JMac
You nailed it - great track!! Just what I needed, too.
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6 months ago
JMac
Hi folks, Not sure if the early May release date will change due to this viral siege we're all under, but Butch Walker's new work is coming. He's released a few previews on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B92PxTBAvF3/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B9kqzltgd0c/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B9nbB0yg63L/ Sounds like the more upbeat Butch from The Spade and Stay Gold, which is
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7 months ago
JMac
Has anyone heard anything about this? Any word on style, songwriters, quality, etc? Thanks!
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9 months ago
JMac
Peter's correct. I grew up throughout Latin America and, as dysfunctional though US and UK politics may be, Latin America has always been far worse, lacking strong institutions while riddled with every form of legitimized corruption. The problem with Latin American socialism is that it tends to be a) authoritarian, b) corrupt, and c) governed by haphazard improvisation. But it has little, if
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10 months ago
JMac
I couldn't finish my first listen. Nothing grabbed me - not the music, not the hokey, pandering lyrics.
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12 months ago
JMac
Wow. Talk about a raw deal. Hard to believe, really, what with an old rock stalwart like Hagar involved. Sorry that happened to you, Peter. Hope LA has enough alternatives to distract you from the sting, and if by any chance you can make it up to the SF bay area, the drinks are on me (we haven't hung out since, what, 2001, I think?). Try to enjoy yourself regardless!
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1 year ago
JMac
Sounds awesome! The ideal setlist would have a little more from Songs For the End of the World for me. There's a show near me, but I'd have to travel several hours and I've been waffling because it's an acoustic gig. If it was a proper band gig, I wouldn't hesitate.
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1 year ago
JMac
I'll give it a listen and a fair shot. I like evaluating albums on their own terms. However, I feel some trepidation about another album without Sambora with Jon preaching about woke themes. We'll see.
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1 year ago
JMac
Not as great as the original, but well done. The best version of "Stay" is actually the acoustic one.
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