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by Mixmaster Shecky
Sat Dec 15, 2001 3:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Kill your television - death to commercials.
Replies: 21
Views: 17739

It all makes me wonder when we can expect them to use 'Head Like A Hole' to sell insurance ('If you'd rather die than to give someone else control over your finances, you're ready for John Hancock"). They've already used Devo's 'Beautiful World' to sell detergent (I forget who it was). Of course, li...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Xmas' Greatest Hits!
Replies: 9
Views: 8601

Yeah, I totally forgot about 'Zat You'! Also 'Fairytale Of New York' - excellent song. Also, Joan Jett's cover of 'Little Drummer Boy', as well as David Bowie/Bing Crosby's stupendous cover of the same song! Man, I love Xmas! Ooh, also The Pretenders '2000 Miles'! But where's MY Lepatone Christmas c...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Thu Dec 13, 2001 11:40 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Xmas' Greatest Hits!
Replies: 9
Views: 8601

Hey, here's a fun li'l Xmas mix of my fave holiday tunes. For some reason, it always feels right to listen to lots of lounge/cocktail & novelty stuff during the Yuletide season: any others I'm missing? (I Saw My Baby Wearin) Santa's Beard-They Might Be Giants Nuttin' For Christmas-Spike Jones Frosty...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Tue Dec 04, 2001 8:47 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Exactly how stupid is the record industry?
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

This just in: RIAA in hot water over age-warning labels. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/04/politics/04LYRI.html A quote from the article: "...the trade commission and Congressional leaders have complained that the music industry has not taken other steps to limit adult-themed fare aimed at children....
by Mixmaster Shecky
Sat Dec 01, 2001 6:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Exactly how stupid is the record industry?
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

Well, there's no doubt our corporate taskmasters penalize us for trying to opt out of their business plans. Still, there's no way people are going to be stupid enough to subscribe to a service that so severely limits their choices. I mean, I'd even subscribe myself if for (as an example) $15 a month...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Thu Nov 29, 2001 9:35 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Exactly how stupid is the record industry?
Replies: 7
Views: 4761

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/29/technology/29MUSI.html I quote: "Mr. Richards (Dave Richards, a spokesman for Real Networks) said that while consumers might be accustomed to getting music free and to being able to move it onto portable music players, they also faced problems with the free music se...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Wed Nov 28, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Memorable shows
Replies: 64
Views: 11446

Honestly, one of the best shows I ever saw was The Police on their final Synchronicity tour. They played their asses off, and seemed to genuinely have a good time doing it. They got called back for 3 encores, and played for almost three hours. And this was at tiny little Castle Farms in Charlevoix, ...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Wed Nov 14, 2001 10:22 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Kill your television - death to commercials.
Replies: 21
Views: 17739

Josh baby, you landed this one right in my back yard! The real problem is where to start...of course, since Tivo entered my life my exposure to commercials has fallen sharply, but I still watch some by accident. The most offensive ads I can think of right off the bat have got to be the various Michi...
by Mixmaster Shecky
Tue Oct 30, 2001 10:19 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Hail Satan!
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

'attention-grabbing stunts'? Why, I never!

Ok, I admit it. I was going to say, 'Praise God!', as in Praise God for my Leppotone disk! Then I realized I was thanking the wrong deity for that...

And Phil-where's my damn Christmas Album?!
by Mixmaster Shecky
Tue Oct 23, 2001 10:50 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Hail Satan!
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Oh man, I just got my Leppotone mp3 hootenanny from Joshua (originally from, I think, Derek?). Hoot! Gas! Riot!
Tons o' Fortune & Maltese, Sinatras, Vantrells, more! Fun x 5!

Plus, a sweet GLONO sticker! Everything's comin' up Shecky!