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by grant
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: New Girl in town
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Welcome to the community, Voodoo Smile. Have you been ridden by the lwa, or does your name refer to something else? This kind of conversation really belongs down in the Cattywampus, with more band-specific items being discussed in the Give Me A Moment forum. No matter, no matter, easily remedied. Wh...
by grant
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: my idea. crazy as it is.
Replies: 41
Views: 11872

meg wrote:Personally, I'd like to start a fan club for Merlin. Secret handshakes and everything. Who's down?


Oh, he has several already, in numerous different states (both in the geographic and psychological senses of the word). I'm a charter member of at least two of them.
by grant
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Suggestions please - what to do with a 5-hour overlay....
Replies: 28
Views: 10180

Most sizable airports will have secrets that a little wandering around will uncover. In Miami International, for instance, there are not only two Cuban restaurants and a juice bar, but also, on the top floor of the airport hotel (inside the airport itself) a pool, sauna and steamroom. Those who are ...
by grant
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:29 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Your biography in one quote
Replies: 33
Views: 13552

"I have said that my grandfather was and always had been a mysteriarch, never a philanthropist of the mind, not a restorer of wounded psyches. In no way did he take a therapeutic approach with the inmates at the sanitarium. He did not view them as souls that were possessed, whether by demons or by t...
by grant
Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: the defining moment you realize you can't go to a show
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Obviously, the answer is to persuade the Long Winters to actually play *at* the wedding.
by grant
Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: New Feature: "Ask a Dumbass Question"
Replies: 200
Views: 139555

Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?
by grant
Fri Jun 13, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: What are you listening to? (May 2003 Edition)
Replies: 43
Views: 17511

Shawn wrote:
I've never had a chance to hear the "Buckingham Nicks" album. It's so overpriced on Ebay. Pfffft! Is it good?


Picture, possibly, a cross between Rumours and Nick Drake. The arrangements are very simple, and the melodies are very catchy.
by grant
Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: What are you listening to? (May 2003 Edition)
Replies: 43
Views: 17511

Yeah but you're gonna be forced to also listen to the occassional April Wine or Linsdsey Buckingham song. Don't be shamin' about Lindsey Buckingham. Or, alternatively, we should hide in a corner together and listen to the Buckingham/Nicks album -- which is on my secret top-five of all time. Most pe...
by grant
Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Pretentiousness: a response
Replies: 79
Views: 35548

There's a point to be made about goths and lace cuffs somewhere in here.

Goths are probably the exception that proves the rule.
by grant
Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: To Laura, Age 14: Emotional Damage and Pop Music
Replies: 25
Views: 17611

Dun-dun-dun-DAAA! Dum-dum-dum-DAAA! Beethoven's 5th definitely has a hook. And actually, there is a sense of repetition in Classical-classical music, too, with themes and revisions. But Mozart and them are always so grand & busy. I think pop music melancholia might rely on quiet spaces, too. Hmm. Em...
by grant
Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: To Laura, Age 14: Emotional Damage and Pop Music
Replies: 25
Views: 17611

Actually, I've noticed the phenomenon (the moody, obsessive spiral) will work just as well with, say, Bach's Chiconne for Unaccompanied Violin or the Yo Yo Ma/Bobby McFerrin arrangement of Vivaldi's Double Concerto for Mandolin. (I think they're both in D minor.) I don't think lyrics are necessary, ...
by grant
Fri May 30, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: What are you listening to? (May 2003 Edition)
Replies: 43
Views: 17511

Frightfully egoistic, yes, but I'm afraid the honest answer is myself.

I have a few public engagements coming up, and my memory for lyrics is not what it once was.
by grant
Fri May 30, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: John's Midwestern Dream
Replies: 11
Views: 4466

Re: John's Midwestern Dream

After the snow joke in Omaha, I have to ask, “Have you ever been in a blizzard?” And if that answer is yes, why oh why would you want to be thirty miles from the nearest town. Bear in mind, the fellow's from Alaska. I believe they make sport of blizzards in Alaska, and those who insist ...
by grant
Fri May 30, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: To Laura, Age 14: Emotional Damage and Pop Music
Replies: 25
Views: 17611

mho... my two cent... probably not making much sense to the independent observer... sorry...



Nonsense, you're being perfectly sensible. Carry on!
by grant
Thu May 29, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Pretentiousness: a response
Replies: 79
Views: 35548

Here's something that might be relevant. It's from an Onion AV Club interview with John S. Hall of King Missile: O: Is it bad to be clever? In this day and age, bands seem to get disparaged for being clever. JSH: I think it is considered bad to be clever, because I think people usually assume that a...
by grant
Thu May 29, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Swoon
Topic: Pitchforkmedia.com review of WIPTF
Replies: 19
Views: 9225

No, by all means, do not be discouraged from opening your mouth as it pleases you. I simply cannot stand to see a innocent, useful, and even vital plant maligned unfairly. I realize this puts me in the minority, but what's right is what's right, as my maiden Aunt Clem used to say. The dandelion is a...
by grant
Thu May 29, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Swoon
Topic: Pitchforkmedia.com review of WIPTF
Replies: 19
Views: 9225

Dandelions are health-giving herbs, well respected by the wise for their virtues -- primarily, cleansing the liver, easing digestive troubles and supplying valuable minerals to the diet. The leaves, served raw, add a wonderful bitter counterpoint to lettuce, rocket and other salad greens. Cooked, th...
by grant
Wed May 28, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: To Laura, Age 14: Emotional Damage and Pop Music
Replies: 25
Views: 17611

To Laura, Age 14: Emotional Damage and Pop Music

Before Nick Hornby's High Fidelity came out as a novel, a section of the first or second chapter was excerpted in Granta (the magazine that thinks it's a book!) under the title "To Laura, Age 14." It's an OK piece of writing, describing the narrator's various infatuations & close brushes with the fa...
by grant
Tue May 20, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: founder's forum rules
Replies: 19
Views: 11407

A rondeau.

This high coup might topple Princes Though lonely word rarely convinces Those who hardly feel oppressed; So cries of "foul" seem, well, obsessed -- (Though points are won by eloquences) Where one man's brief survey evinces Proof of tyranny, he winces, and counts his syllables, distressed (though met...
by grant
Mon May 19, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Which comes first?
Replies: 9
Views: 6605

It's not the chorus, then the verses, then?

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