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I'm right there with you. The past few weeks have been a thicket of anxiety and annoyance for me, and this track has been so soothing. The original version is such an incredible work, but this new "imagining" is really something I needed right now.
I've been a fan for the duration, even flew to Manchester to see them once, but I will admit that I checked out on Elbow after The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything. That was the last one I really enjoyed & I hadn't been enthused about the releases since then, so I'm hoping for something that ruffles my feathers this time around.
Yo, here to represent the Wilco Moms - we're pretty much the same as the Wilco Dads only, y'know, with different parts. Those of us who had Wilco music with us during the moments of our young(er) adulthood and are of a certain age now can't help but have a soft spot for these guys. Scoff all you like, but to a lot of people, Wilco's like the bar in Cheers. Everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came. Grab a beer, settle in, enjoy some cathartic guitar solos and then go home to deal with the bills and the kids. It's a healthy enough way to take a load off, I reckon.
What a point to ponder. Essentially this whole window of chart history is like reverse Darwinism, survival of the lamest. What could unseat this weeks lame-ass Number One? Only something EVEN MORE LAME!
Ooh, good question! Having a hard time choosing between Soft Cell and the Spinners for the top spot, I love both of those in pretty equal measure.
I grew up in the South, been in FL since I was in diapers, so I have no excuse! But I did know they existed, just forgot about them completely. Been a loooong time since I heard any of their names/songs, only thing I can recall off the top of my head was that Barbara Mandrell had some solo stuff on the radio back in the day. Could not give you a single song title, but there we are. A failed Southerner, I'm afraid.
It fully does! Would've made a great episode in Season 2... *sobs in low Nielsen ratings*
Your Kavanaugh observation is on point. Although it unfortunately reminds me that he is a Supreme Court Justice. And married. And basically just that he exists. And yes, this song is a 1 and should be sub-1.
I actually had forgotten the Mandrell Sisters. Like, not just that they had a show, but that they even existed.
True story: I am married to a Scotsman. Before we got engaged I went over to meet his family and stay with them for a couple of weeks. First morning there, I wake up and find that his Mum had prepared me a lovely breakfast, complete with a selection of the day's newspapers. She sits me down in the kitchen and returns to the stove. I start munching away, open up the top paper and immediately (and involuntarily) blurt out, "Whoa, OK, boobs right there, big old boobs". She started laughing, as did the rest of the family when they heard the story. Nobody could believe that an American was shocked by their Page 3 girls. "Whoa, boobs!" or "Be on the lookout for big old boobs" became their catchphrases for the remainder of my trip, which was way more amusing to them than to me, but anyway.
Oh man, such terrible TV back in the day. Pink Lady & Jeff, Tony Orlando & Dawn, The Osmonds, the Bradys, even the damn Starland Vocal band! Those variety shows were always on in my house, no wonder I grew up so weird.
Yeah, I definitely hear the CSN in this too.
"I was horrified by the sun" I'm married to a Scot and this line makes all kinds of sense to me. He's been here with me in Florida for decades now and is used to the sunlight but it was quite a journey, y'all. Love Shirley Manson so much. She is a true force for good in this world. Seeing this post made me want to watch her old appearance on the defunct kiddie-hipster music program Pancake Mountain. Here she is schooling the youth on Can and Kraftwerk in a focus on Germany's musical history. https://youtu.be/22dk_L3DrqY
100% same. I learn a lot here and have discovered (and re-discovered) a lot of wonderful music thanks to this site. The folks commenting have such varied tastes and not all of them will mesh with my own, but I am open to following other people's leads and quite often find myself pleasantly surprised. Bon Jovi is already over for me, they were huge when I was young and if I was ever gonna enjoy/appreciate their style, it would've been then. But I still like seeing how other people feel about them even if I don't agree. We all like what we like and that's as it should be!
"Bar band" - yes, thank you. That's Bon Jovi in a nutshell. Never could understand why they got so huge. Serviceable enough accompaniment for drinking 2-for-1 Heinekens but not much else.
I am truly glad to have learned that this exists. Never woulda linked bluegrass and Bon Jovi. Very fun, thanks for posting this!
Of course you can use whatever word you fucking want. And far be it from me to give someone with a Thermals avatar a hard time (love that album). But when you're talking to randos on the internet, and not friends who know exactly what you mean at all times, don't be surprised when the words you use are interpreted differently than you intended them to be interpreted. Especially when using words that really do have a specific meaning that is pretty much universally understood. Like I said, I got from the context of your comment that you weren't calling Lorde a slut in some negative way. But when you said that you used "slutty" to mean "confident", I'm just pointing out that 99% of us randos reading it wouldn't know that because most people don't use "slutty" in that sense. Not an argument so much as an explanation for why you got the replies you got.
I honestly did not see your original comment as being judgmental, since you made it clear that there's nothing wrong with what you called a "slutty period". I guess the thing to keep in mind is that the word "slutty" itself is pretty judgmental, and it definitively means one who is sexually promiscuous, and more specifically a woman who is sexually promiscuous. It's a disparaging term. "Slutty" =/= "carefree" or "confident". So that's probably why it came across in a way different than you intended. Put it this way: if I heard someone describing my daughter as "slutty", I would not assume they were complimenting her confidence. So while I do believe you were not intending anything negative with what you said, it may be that the use of that specific word wasn't the most effective way to express your point.
Thank you! That's exactly the vibe I got from it. Like, it's been a long time since we've all had normalcy, and now it's safer and it's summer and it's feeling like we can be out there enjoying the sunshine a little more. I kinda read the cover, and maybe even the title Solar Power, as being that sort of idea. Who knows, I could be wrong.
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