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HellToupee

Member Since 14 Apr 2003
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In Topic: Snowmageddon 2015

Today, 09:47 AM


Trend is definitely less and less in NYC and western LI.  Connecticut and MA will get hammered, but this is starting to feel like a perceived bust when NYC only gets its 12 inches.

 
My town is among those slated for the most snowfall in all of this.  No way we get through this without losing power.  I'm actually a little worried this becomes really untenable with all of our trees and power lines.  The sheer weight of the snow and the wind could leave us without power for three-five days, like it did in October '11.  Except that was October.  This could get really cold.  
 
Dang.  
Are you MA or RI?

In Topic: Snowmageddon 2015

Today, 09:35 AM

Charlie :thumbup: Baker just issued an executive order for the roads tomorrow. No mbta and post office is closed in Greater Boston

In Topic: timschochet's thread

Yesterday, 08:27 PM

1. The Clash- London Calling

 

.Give 'Em Enough Rope, for all of its many attributes, was essentially a holding pattern for the Clash, but the double-album London Calling is a remarkable leap forward, incorporating the punk aesthetic into rock & roll mythology and roots music. Before, the Clash had experimented with reggae, but that was no preparation for the dizzying array of styles on London Calling. There's punk and reggae, but there's also rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock; and while the record isn't tied together by a specific theme, its eclecticism and anthemic punk function as a rallying call. While many of the songs -- particularly "London Calling," "Spanish Bombs," and "The Guns of Brixton" -- are explicitly political, by acknowledging no boundaries the music itself is political and revolutionary. But it is also invigorating, rocking harder and with more purpose than most albums, let alone double albums. Over the course of the record, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones (and Paul Simonon, who wrote "The Guns of Brixton") explore their familiar themes of working-class rebellion and antiestablishment rants, but they also tie them in to old rock & roll traditions and myths, whether it's rockabilly greasers or "Stagger Lee," as well as mavericks like doomed actor Montgomery Clift. The result is a stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded. [In 2000 Columbia/Legacy reissued and remastered London Calling.]

 

Favorite song: Lost In the Supermarket

 

My quick thoughts: At first people debated whether or not this was the best Clash album. Then they discussed whether or not it was the best 1980s album (which always struck me as funny, because it came out in 1978. Then it was debated as to whether or not it was the best punk rock album of all time. Finally, as it has aged better and better over time, the question became- is it simply the best rock album of all time? My answer is a resounding YES. What makes a rock album great? You can list a whole lot of elements, but ultimately it comes down to one thing: song quality. And no album, much less a double album, has the level of consistent song quality that this one does. Consider my song rankings, 10 being best:

 

10 point songs

 

London Calling

Spanish Bombs

Lost In the Supermarket

Death Or Glory

Train In Vain

 

9 point songs

 

Hateful

The Guns of Brixton

Wrong Em Boyo

The Card Cheat

Revolution Rock

 

8 point songs

 

Brand New Cadillac

Rudie Can't Fail

The Right Profile

Clampdown

Koka Kola

Lover's Rock

I'm Not Down

 

7 point songs

 

Jimmy Jazz

Four Horsemen

 

Not a single song lower than a 7 on my list. That's extraordinary. It makes this album unique.

:nerd:

my favorite album as well but it was released in december '79 not 78 in the uk and Jan 80 US

 

Clampdown is 10. Great intro lyrics to boot


In Topic: Snowmageddon 2015

Yesterday, 08:20 PM

WU's forecast is now lower tuesday for my area. 

 

 

8-12 monday night , 5-8 tuesday & 1-3 Wednesday


In Topic: Anyone have a juicer machine in their house?

Yesterday, 08:17 PM

Whats the difference between a Vitamix or Blendtec and my regular Kitchenaid Blender? Is it just the power?

I make smoothies with the Kitchenaid, but it doesn't do that great a job, the process from start to cleaned up is about 15-20 minutes.

youtube is a great shopping tool