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    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
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    Things in life rock stars miss out on (or in praise of a humble life)

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    And this was without a doubt the BEST shepard's pie I ever had. The good news - we had enough leftover for dinner tonight too!
    Like all good native Utahns, the only thing I love more than Shepherd Pie is Leftover Shepherd Pie. That's what the rockstars are missing. They don't know the joy of leftover Shepherd Pie. Hey imaplanner, write a song with that title. I dare you.
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    I too feel sorry for those poor deprived rock stars out there. They do not know the joys of their own garden grown tomatoes either. What other privations do y'all suppose they experience?

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Like all good native Utahns, the only thing I love more than Shepherd Pie is Leftover Shepherd Pie. That's what the rockstars are missing. They don't know the joy of leftover Shepherd Pie. Hey imaplanner, write a song with that title. I dare you.
    hmmm. "The joy of leftover shepherd pie" sounds like a good song title.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
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    I too feel sorry for those poor deprived rock stars out there. They do not know the joys of their own garden grown tomatoes either. What other privations do y'all suppose they experience?
    I would imagine they never know the feeling of using a hotel bathroom. Or people watching in Central Park....
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    "We gotta install microwave ovens
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    We gotta move these colour TV's"
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Not all rockstars miss out on it:

    This may be the reason he has survived his decadent life style.

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    I believe it was Nickelback who sang a song called "Wanna be a Rock Star" or something.

    That's enough reason for me to never want to be one.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Found this list of songs about being a rock star

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    The Who - "Success Story" (about disillusionment with the business)

    "Limelight" by Rush, which puts Rush's usual spin on the theme. (In other words, it's somewhat bittersweet and disillusioned, although not anywhere near as openly pessimistic as some of the songs on here.)

    Dire Straits' classic "Money For Nothing" is a song about being a rock star, from the point of view of someone who is not a rock star - a furniture hauler who imagines musical stardom as the easy life.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Rock stars know nothing of the satisfaction derived from getting chicks into bed through the artful application of witty banter, judicious use of flirtation and sprinkling of charm. No, for them the experience is this empty 'You, take your clothes off...and you and you wait outside the door for about 15 minutes. You're next' One can't help but feel some pity for these poor unfortunate souls that rock n roll has condemned.

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    I get what you mean. Witty banter can taste so sour in your mouth.

    They also totally miss out on the feeling you get, way down deep in your gut, when the boss asks to see you - and you know how you go in, and he's like, holding your pesonnel file - and then there's that rush when he says "close that door behind you". Awesome.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Rock stars miss out on the satisfaction of going to a hotel and leaving the next morning with the furniture, TV and curtains intact and without having to explain away why there is a methed-out goat in the shower, why the rental car is in the bottom of their pool and why you could have sworn there was a fireplace in the room.

    Ah, the sheer joy of spending the night and not having to call your insurance company or your attorney. Priceless.
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    How about waking up before 7 am like normal regular working people instead of noon or 3 pm ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    ...or going to bed around 9 or 10pm, and sleeping in your own bed every night
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Rock stars miss out on being lucky enough to not have to go to rehab. Us regular folks have drinking problems and we just put our families through Hell, like you are supposed to.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    How about waking up before 7 am like normal regular working people instead of noon or 3 pm ?
    Who would want to do that?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Rock stars never have to deal with the fallout of sexually explicit digital photos or videos showing up on the internets within 24-hours of recording. Unlike us, they have theirs on Beta or VHS tapes safely stored deep in their closets away from prying eyes.

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