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The Message in the Music (as inspired by Huston)

Seabishop

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Greenescapist said:
I think I'm going to get tickets, too, if I can convince my Iowa friend to drive up for it. Hopefully, I can get them online or over the phone since I'm still in Boston.

They're coming to the Tweeter Center sometime in August.

Interesting about the Hispanic Youths...did the article give an explanation? Wonder if Hispanic youths relate more?

The author ran down some ideas but there was no clear answer. In interviews they seemed to be attracted to the outpouring of emotion. I think I read it the only time I read Spin.
 

Greenescapist

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Seabishop said:
They're coming to the Tweeter Center sometime in August.

Yeah, I saw that, but come August I could personally become the latest installment of (most likely nominated by prudence) "Why Wisconsin is Going to Hell" - since I'm moving there.
 

BKM

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What about evil lyrics?

The Swedes (sorry Swedes) are seriously messed up.

But then, I guess I am too, for finding this music

From a very doomy electronic-goth band called "Ordo Equilibrio:"

The distance evinced, a drama of conflict
Where angels were gruesome, and devils were good
The beauty of heaven, falling to pieces
We witnessed the ending, of time where we stood

A drunken Messiah, wielding his cross
Whispering secrets, of living in loss
No one cared, he burst out in tears
In the grassy fields, where the world goes to sleep

Paradise sacred, rented with swords
Angels in chariots, going to war
A time to perish, a time to thrive
In the grassy fields, we kissed this world goodbye
Again
 

jordanb

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Here's another twist, I heard this song last time I was downstate:

"Country ain't country" by Travis Tritt:

He was raised on a tractor in overalls and boots
Been to college and then law school since leaving his roots
Came home in a Lexus, he left in a Ford
Country ain't country no more

He told his daddy catch up with the times
He said now a days people trade heifers online
Dad ain't selling deals with a handshake like before
Country ain't country no more
No, country ain't country no more

The back forty was sold to make up for hard times
Then sold by the half acre lot overnight
The houses went up and the trees were cut down
And there went the finest deer hunting around
Lord, everyone's locking their doors
'Cause country ain't country no more

Now his dad sits in traffic looking 'round at the change
Watching crews turn the county road into four lanes
The old Sunday drive has turned into a chore
Country ain't country no more
Lord, country ain't country no more

The back forty was sold to make up for hard times
Then sold by the half acre lot overnight
The houses went up and the trees were cut down
And there went the finest deer hunting around
Lord, everyone's locking their doors
'Cause country ain't country no more

There's no turning back
And you just can't ignore
That country ain't country no more
No, country ain't country no more
 

Seabishop

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I like the introspective lyrics of Oran "Juice" Jones myself.

Oran Juice Jones – The Rain

*I saw you (and him)
walking in the rain
You were holding hands
and I'll never be the same. . .


Hey hey baby how ya doin' come on in here
Got some hot chocolate on the stove waiting for you
Listen first things first let me hang up the coat
Yeah how was your day today
Did you miss me
You did? Yeah? I missed you too
I missed you so much I followed you today

That's right now close your mouth
'Cause you cold busted
Now just sit down here, sit down here
I'm so upset with you I don't know what to do
You know my first impulse was to run up on you
And do a Rambo
I was about to jam you and flat blast both of you
But I didn't wanna mess up
this thirt-seven hundred dollar lynx coat
So instead I chilled -- That's right chilled

I called up the bank and took out every dime.
Than I cancelled all your credit cards...
I stuck you up for every piece of jewelery
I ever bought you!
Don't go lookin' in that closet
'cause everything you came here with
is packed up and waiting for you in the guest room.

What were you thinking?
You don't mess with the Juice!
I gave you silk suits, blue diamonds and gucci handbags.
I gave you things you couldn't even pronounce!
But now I can't give you nothing but advice.
Cause you're still young, yeah, you're young.
And you're gonna find somebody like me one of these days
Until then, you know what you gotta do?

You gotta get on outta here
with that alley-cat-coat-wearing,
punch-bucket-shoe-wearing crumbcake I saw you with.
Cause youdismissed!
That's right, Silly rabbit,
tricks are made for kids, don't you know that.
You without me is like corn flakes without the milk!
This is my world.

You're just a squirrel trying to get a nut!
Now get on outta here.
Scat! Don't touch that coat...
 

Repo Man

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Greenescapist said:
Yeah, I saw that, but come August I could personally become the latest installment of (most likely nominated by prudence) "Why Wisconsin is Going to Hell" - since I'm moving there.

Cyburbia Midwest Gathering: Alpine Valley, Aug23. Admission is only 46 bucks plus service charge! Tailgating in the parking lot before the show.
 

Tom R

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srv

Repo Man said:
Cyburbia Midwest Gathering: Alpine Valley, Aug23. Admission is only 46 bucks plus service charge! Tailgating in the parking lot before the show.

Is that the same Alpine Valley where Stevie Ray Vaughn's helicopter crashed?
 

Repo Man

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Ummm....maybe... :)

Ottis Redding also died in Wisconsin when his plane crashed in Lake Monona
 

Greenescapist

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Repo Man said:
Cyburbia Midwest Gathering: Alpine Valley, Aug23. Admission is only 46 bucks plus service charge! Tailgating in the parking lot before the show.

It would be fun to do a Wisconsin gathering sometime, maybe in the early Fall?
 

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Repo Man said:
Ummm....maybe... :)

Ottis Redding also died in Wisconsin when his plane crashed in Lake Monona

What ever happened to the Otis Redding Rock -- the boulder and plaque that were dedicated to him, and used to be along John Nolen Drive before the Monona Terrace was built?
 

Repo Man

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Greenescapist said:
It would be fun to do a Wisconsin gathering sometime, maybe in the early Fall?

I would recommend the Upper Midwest Planning Conference
October 23-24, 2003 in Milwaukee. (www.wisconsinplanners.org for more info). I would think that Prudence, Chet, and myself could find numerous watering holes to meet at.
 
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