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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Gibson Les Paul basses...
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:12:04 AM »
I have to plead ignorance on knowing much of anything about David Allen Coe.  But I think that may be him at the beginning of this Johnny Cash Video. 




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Gibson Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Gibson Les Paul basses...
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:07:45 AM »
The rebel flag is not going anywhere. It might have gradually died out, but the reaction to the statue-destroying Maoists has secured its place for a long time to come.

You are correct and I think only people who've lived in the South a long time can understand.  The rebel flag was becoming a common relic of the past.  Very few people paid any attention to it at all or cared much about it one way or another.  When ZZ Top did this video in 1990, the rebel flag in the background is nothing much more than a stage prop. 





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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Limborock Twist!
« on: October 22, 2017, 09:43:40 AM »
LMAO!  Hilarious. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:02:03 PM »
I remember when Gentle On My Mind was considered "pop country."  Now I think it's old school.

When I think old school, I think of Roy Acuff singing "Great Speckled Bird." I'll take the pop country by preference.



That's what my much older uncle sings at family gatherings.  I'm pretty sure there are far better examples of old country than that.  Stuff like that makes me shudder.  I've been around country music all my life and know something about it.  However, I'm no expert.  Dave, however, actually is a country expert.  I've been around them enough to know. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:51:17 PM »
At least it's a real country song, unlike the wannabe-frat boy party rock that passes for country today.

I agree.  I think they are giving Hank respect, too.  As for the new country crap, I hardly know what to say about it.  I may hate it as much as you do, though.  It is a massacre of actual country music.  I give it a zero rating for authenticity. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:40:30 AM »
Metal guitarists (and vocalists) can also have quite a different interpretation of country. 


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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:47:59 AM »
They've been showing the original (Director's cut) repeatedly on TV and I never get tired of watching it. In the days of VHS I only ever actually bought a handful of movies - this was one.

Glad to hear it was good. I am looking forward to seeing this for sure.

Clearly the box office results are a reflection of the new generation not getting the same charge out of it. The impact of the original is lost on them so they don't get a lot of what's happening. I understand there are many references to the first one throughout.

 I haven't seen it yet, but was baffled by the negative reviews.  This helps explain it.  But if things are getting to the point that there isn't even an appreciation for movies such as "Blade Runner," I'm not sure what to expect anymore for the future of popular culture. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »
Considering the metal image that ESP has, if someone had asked me what Mastodon's guitarist played, I would have guessed ESP anyway, without, of course, being aware of the history with Gibson. Also, i thought Mastodon had been around since at least the mid-90s, but they formed in 2000. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 06, 2017, 07:48:45 PM »
ESP even has a taco guitar.  Maybe a taco bass some day, too?  I'm seriously wanting to go to Taco Bell right now. 

http://www.espguitars.com/videos/2033542

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Tom Petty
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:36:06 PM »
My power went out for no reason.  I turned on the shortwave radio I use for weather emergencies and was shocked to learn of the news about Tom Petty.  Quite a loss.  One of those rock stars who never seemed to let fame go to his head. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: To Kill a Hummingbird ... (Let Us Prey!)
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:23:27 AM »
I was always interested in science fiction.  So comparing the praying mantis to an alien creature was something that came to mind from time to time.  But I was more fascinated by something like the granddaddy long-legs spider. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: To Kill a Hummingbird ... (Let Us Prey!)
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:25:50 PM »
I saw them quite a few times when I was a boy.  My reaction was always the same.  I found them eerie and revolting.  Later on I heard about some of the things they do--like the female biting the head off the male.  I've learned even more from that article.  I didn't know they were so closely related to cockroaches, for example. 

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:59:30 PM »
The 2nd most common language in the USofA...

Here, the 2nd most common language (from 2011 census) is Polski... :o


It's too common in the U.S.  I would have preferred French or German in high school. 

I heard Polish a lot in Ireland, too, especially on buses and in fast food places.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:28:53 PM »
She can even speak Spanish.  I didn't know that.


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