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by Rob P
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Civil war this, civil war that
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Is there a internationally accepted standard as to what constitutes a civil war? Because it seems to me as though it has been one for a long time now, even if the mainstream media is too cowardly to admit it.
by Rob P
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Pete Townshend: Update on The Who...
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

Who cares (not me), but I noticed that Townshend is now a paid endorser of the "new" Hiwatt amps. Guess they're not paying him enough to have him actually drag them onstage, though. Yeah, Hiwatt is the trademark early 70s British rock guitar sound. The entire 70s Pink Floyd output is excl...
by Rob P
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Reissues
Topic: Loverboy Expanded Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 9821

What's worse, the leather-red-clad ass of Loverboy, or the 501-covered ass of Born-in-the-USA Brruuucce?

Neither. They're both outshined (no pun intended) by the bare-assed male models on Rush and Yes albums.
by Rob P
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Pete Townshend: Update on The Who...
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

I don't play the guitar (if that wasn't already apparent), so I don't know what (body, pickups, amps, etc) makes the biggest difference, but I sure liked Pete's SG sound in the late '60s/early '70s. Hiwatt amps, considered by some as the best guitar amp of all time. My guitar playing friend bought ...
by Rob P
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have joined an exclusive club...
Replies: 11
Views: 6706

Nice work, 801!

Hell Bank Note correctly predicted the length of time it would take to get a lifetime ban by posting about the "Forbidden Topic."
by Rob P
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the fuck happened to Stereo Central?
Replies: 27
Views: 24888

Craig, your Phil Collins montage made my day. You'll see no excuses from me for my lack of participation. I was immersed in what seemed like fifty other events in my life. I lurked, because that's what I had the time for. Perhaps the fact that I was feeling creatively spent and, at the same time, co...
by Rob P
Sun May 14, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Youtube
Replies: 119
Views: 33779

That Chicago Transit Authority performance of "I'm a Man" is really good. I found it amusing watching the horn section convert to a percussion/backup singer/booty shaking section for the performance. The Black Cat Bone has a thread about Youtube that mentioned: Roxy Music - Do The Strand: ...
by Rob P
Sat May 13, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Technics SL-1200MK2
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

You're welcome. If you do get one, let me know what you think.
by Rob P
Sat May 13, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Technics SL-1200MK2
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

I really like this turntable. Previously, I used a Rega P3, Music Hall, two SOTAs, and a Dual direct-drive. My interest in this turntable grew from a reverse snobbery I was feeling toward audiophiles at the time. The "direct-drive sucks" argument was starting to sound like hot air to me. I...
by Rob P
Mon May 01, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mallard Fillmore
Replies: 725
Views: 149435

Oooh, a Frog joke! Just another day of good hard work put in by the disarmingly clever Tinsley.
by Rob P
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Profiles in Hellishness
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Thereby proving that Laughter (really is) the Best Medicine.
by Rob P
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mallard Fillmore
Replies: 725
Views: 149435

if they do, it's not next to Doonesbury. I rea dthat every day in the WP and never see that Mallard crap. (and Doonesbury's been *really good* fro awhile now with the whole BD/disabled vet story) Fortunately then, they must have canceled it at some point. I remember reading it in the WP when I was ...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: King Crimson 1969 - 1975 FAQ
Replies: 25
Views: 7747

I've never been to a King Crimson show, but I saw concert consisting of Fripp, Gunn and Belew on drums while I was at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The concert was mostly boring. I was interested to see if Fripp would snarl at someone in the audience, but no one provoked him. The musicianship was blan...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mallard Fillmore
Replies: 725
Views: 149435

Mary Worth gets the higher vote, only because it's so well parodied on the Simpsons. Also, I can't neglect to mention one of Homer's favorites: Rex Morgan M.D., "The prescription for the daily blues".
by Rob P
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mallard Fillmore
Replies: 725
Views: 149435

Mallard freakin' Fillmore: it's like the 80s never died. The Washington Post used to print that piece of substitute toilet paper in the funnies/OpEd section adjacent to Doonesbury. I guess they must still run it. On my funny scale, I'd rank Mallard Fillmore right in between Prince Valiant and Mary W...