ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW!?! The 90's were all about paying $20 for 2 good songs. (3 if you like weezer) Why are you listening to non-singles off that album? Did your skip button break on your sony discman? Plus that video for singing in my sleep might as well have come out today... the way he reaches over a pile of CD's to dig out a cassette mix tape... it's like a hipster manifesto in a 4:25 video. GOSH ANDY! @kidurango
Yeahhhhh, that song's OK. That "Secret Smile" song straight-up sucks, though, and I think it was the second single from the album, wasn't it? NOT FEELIN' IT, PETE.
Did you even listen to that whole CD Andy? Have you forgotten about singing in my sleep!?! that was SOLID GOLD! If this paper wasn't so free I'd ask for my money back! Love, @kidurango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MELV6h9JPE
Practicing Curmudgeon & Audio Snob
This past Friday upon arrival home from work The Wife informs we have been invited (last minute due a cancelation by their friends) to join her sister & brother-in-law for the Fleetwood Mac performance at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
A rule of conduct passed on from my dear mother’s mother, & one we have passed on to our children & the children of our children is to always with grace, gratitude & thanks for generosity accept invitation. Never turn down opportunity for a new experience offered by those who would be kind enough to extend favor with you so thoughtfully chosen, whether simple cocktails or dinner with head of state, or any event between. So it was that we found ourselves seated in the multi-purpose hockey arena with wonderful view of the stage.
In the 60's & 70’s during my youth, I admit to listening to & enjoying my substantial share of the Buckingham Nicks & FM. Sadly, that memory was thoroughly expunged in short order. While a will may still exist for Stevie Nicks, a way is nowhere to be found. Bless her heart, if in fact she truly was trying, her vocal range of about one half octave & astonishing ability for conservation of physical exertion was excruciating if not admirable. As for Lindsey Buckingham…….It has been ages since I have been subject to such pompous, no-talent artistry. I’m sorry, I take that back. It has been ages since I have been subject to such a pompous, no-talent attempt at artistry. Anyone familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000 will know exactly how we entertained ourselves during the event. The acoustics were horrible at best, with nary the hint of focus or detail. Volume at uncomfortable level was the priority at the engineer's mixing console even during the quietest acoustic numbers. I was V happy I remembered to bring along the ear plugs, which were utilized about halfway through the performance & gleefully prevented the dreaded 'ringing of ears' at show-end. To his credit, Mick Fleetwood's energy, abilities & performance would put most rock drummers 50 years his junior to shame while maintaining humble appreciation for his contribution.
Cruel? Overly harsh? Maybe a bit, see my signature below. But do please understand, while ‘rock’ is not currently my genre of choice, I came of age in the 60’s & 70’s. I was weaned on this stuff & I pray I still have no problem appreciating good musicianship regardless of genre or venue. Yet, when we arrived home I pulled up a Hi-Res version of Rumors just for schitts & giggles. After the first song, The Wife asked, "Who is That?".
Still, not one single regret. We were thrilled to be out with family & enjoyed the evening immensely. If I were to say even poor music is better than no music would that qualify as musicphile’s coda? I will ponder later on the question. Regardless, the rule passed down still holds true. We had a wonderful evening, shared an experience we would never have had otherwise. And there were many others who were thrilled to be there whose enthusiasm was infectious as they strived to recapture a sense of the joy of their youth. Bless us all, old farts & hippy’s at heart.
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