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  1. Hmmm. I've been trying, and it's certainly better than Heaven... and Teeth Dreams, but I just like the songs on Thrashing better. My continued reaction seems to be that it all just sounds so adult. Worst of all, the second Unpleasant Breakfast came on, I sat up and took notice. But as I was telling @JZillayesterday, that ridiculous "woooo" in the chorus kills a great song. Regardless, I keep listening and hoping it clicks. And as much as I would like to, I'll refrain from asking about the "woooo" next time I get tickets for a soundcheck/Q&A.
  2. Ha, I'm the guy giving dirty looks now (though I definitely never let my kid or dogs play in the road). These days, it's usually at the amazon delivery drivers who are hitting 40 mph on our 25 mph neighborhood streets. I know what you mean about the loud engine though - my wife has a really loud sports car and she sometimes gets the disapproving head shake even when she's going below the speed limit - that extra engine roar when she downshifts from third to second seems to really freak out pedestrians.
  3. So much this. And the fallout from not shoveling brings up another annoyance. When people in our neighborhood don't shovel their sidewalks, everyone has to walk their dogs in the street. Luckily, the primary road has bike lanes (and no one is riding their bikes in the snow) so you don't actually have to walk in traffic. But: When on a road, walk facing traffic!!! Almost every day, I feel like I'm playing chicken with people walking with their backs to traffic who expect me to move out of their way. Unless it's someone with a little kid or someone really old, at this point, I
  4. It's the thing I've missed most. This time last year, I was in Athens, GA for 3 nights of Drive-By Truckers annual homecoming shows. Nothing since. I hope the guy who puts on the living room shows where we saw Archers of Loaf singer has a banner schedule planned for late 2021 and 2022.
  5. After watching Ilkay Gundogan for the past 4-plus seasons, no way would I have guessed him capable of scoring 11 goals in less than 2 months. May have sold his soul.
  6. It does make you wonder how Simple Minds' career arc would have changed if the writers of The Breakfast Club had convinced their first choice - Billy Idol - to record the song.
  7. Ooooh Balotelli He's a striker, He's good at darts. An allergy to grass and when he plays he's ####ing class, He drives around Moss Side with a wallet full of cash...
  8. Here's the link for the playlist - let me know if it doesn't work: Scorchy's Post-Punk Countdown (1977-1984) Guess I should paste it at the top of the first post too.
  9. The stable would definitely need a guest celebrity tag team match where Mario Balotelli runs in and rips off a "Why Always Me?" shirt a la the Hulkster.
  10. The Melon Twister could have been a great finishing maneuver if you had pursued your dream of being a professional wrestler. Not sure what kind of gimmick would work for a Manc angle?
  11. Yeah - so I've seen. Won't stop me from maybe doing a little Bez dance in front of someone's balcony.
  12. Thanks, Rock. Now I've gotta find something else to fill my time while I'm on these interminable work calls. I'll be throwing up the link to a Spotify playlist later today. As for Manchester, I'm obsessed. Still hope to visit one day to take in a Man City match and recreate photos from Smiths records/videos and take a selfie at the site of the old Hacienda. Hope that it's less depressing now than in 1980. Oh, and that Joy Division biopic was so good. The actor did a dead-on Ian Curtis.
  13. #1 - Joy Division - Transmission (1979) Could this be any more anti-climatic of a conclusion? Honestly, I played around a lot with the rankings of the rest of the top 10-15, but "Transmission" was always going to be number one. The song was originally recorded by Joy Division in 1978 for a first album that never happened, then reworked and sped-up when Factory released it as the band's debut single. Peter Hook's opening bassline, that moment at the 10 second mark when Bernard Sumner's guitar kicks in, Ian Curtis's unmistakable voice - it's close to perfect. https://www.youtube.com
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