Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 90 (8876 total)
Current session began: 
Page Loaded: 12-14-2018 11:36 AM
137 online now:
Aussie, frako, JonF, kjsimons, ooh-child, PaulK, Phat (AdminPhat), ringo, Tangle, vimesey (10 members, 127 visitors)
Chatting now:  Chat room empty
Newest Member: Bill Holbert
Post Volume:
Total: 844,066 Year: 18,889/29,783 Month: 834/2,043 Week: 386/386 Day: 43/107 Hour: 8/11


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Prev1234
5
6Next
Author Topic:   Secret or guilty pleasures
Straggler
Member
Posts: 10270
From: London England
Joined: 09-30-2006
Member Rating: 3.3


Message 61 of 81 (535320)
11-14-2009 6:27 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by BMG
11-13-2009 11:44 PM


YEAH BOY! Public Enemy Number One Is In the House
1) Coldplay - I enjoy countless songs of theirs.

I was never really a fan but I saw them at Glastonbury Festival in 2005 and was actually pretty impressed.

I was so concerned by this undeniable indication of encroaching middle age that I immediately went to the stone circle and did what I needed to do to escape the world for a few hours.

In terms of musical embarressing guilty pleasures..... Well when I was 14 or 15 (whilst most were enthralled by the likes of Boy George and the "New Romantics") my first real interest in music was stirred by the likes of Public Enemy, NWA and Boogie Down Productions. I was an undeniable product of my environment. I wanted to be black and angry. This was somewhat ridiculous as:

A) I am very obviously not black
B) My parents were well educated hippy dropout under-achievers who, whilst poor, were the very opposite of angry

Anyway to cut a long story short I still get together with some of my fellow old school "wiggas" and pump out the PE from time to time.

"YEAH BOY"


This message is a reply to:
 Message 51 by BMG, posted 11-13-2009 11:44 PM BMG has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 62 by onifre, posted 11-14-2009 7:42 PM Straggler has responded
 Message 69 by BMG, posted 11-15-2009 10:51 PM Straggler has not yet responded

  
onifre
Member (Idle past 929 days)
Posts: 4854
From: Dark Side of the Moon
Joined: 02-20-2008


Message 62 of 81 (535328)
11-14-2009 7:42 PM
Reply to: Message 61 by Straggler
11-14-2009 6:27 PM


Re: YEAH BOY! Public Enemy Number One Is In the House
Public Enemy, NWA and Boogie Down Productions.

Mc Ren from NWA was sick, Fight the Power was my anthem in Jr High, and KRS One is still one of my favs. Good choices you white rebel you.

Once I hit high school I discovered metal, then thrash metal - that was the end of my "gangsta" era. Didn't get into hip hop again till Pac and Biggy. From time to time I still listen, but I like the old shit better - even though Dre and Snoop did well.

However, these days I like Mos Def and Common.

Anyway to cut a long story short I still get together with some of my fellow old school "wiggas" and pump out the PE from time to time.

I'd like to see that.

You say the "n" word when you sing along with the music, right? - I do, loud and proud. LOL

- Oni


This message is a reply to:
 Message 61 by Straggler, posted 11-14-2009 6:27 PM Straggler has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 64 by Straggler, posted 11-14-2009 8:02 PM onifre has not yet responded

    
onifre
Member (Idle past 929 days)
Posts: 4854
From: Dark Side of the Moon
Joined: 02-20-2008


Message 63 of 81 (535329)
11-14-2009 7:58 PM
Reply to: Message 59 by SammyJean
11-14-2009 12:49 PM


Re: The Cure, anyone?
Kind of close, dude.

Close indeed! You look like my sister's friends - and I loved them all!

Me at 14.

You look cute, I looked sad at that age. Haha

But I'd like to see a pic of Straggler in his wigga dayzz, lol.

- Oni


This message is a reply to:
 Message 59 by SammyJean, posted 11-14-2009 12:49 PM SammyJean has not yet responded

    
Straggler
Member
Posts: 10270
From: London England
Joined: 09-30-2006
Member Rating: 3.3


Message 64 of 81 (535330)
11-14-2009 8:02 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by onifre
11-14-2009 7:42 PM


Re: YEAH BOY! Public Enemy Number One Is In the House
Once I hit high school I discovered metal, then thrash metal - that was the end of my "gangsta" era.

I went to college and regressed to Hendrix, the Stones, Velvet Underground and a whole host of other retro stuff as well as REM, Chilli Peppers and the other simlar not-quite-pop stuff of that era. Then grunge in the form of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were obligatory for anyone my age (at least anyone white who had stopped pretending to be black). Was still listenin to the Ices T and Cube on the gangsta front though. Plus some rap/rock stuff of the Rage Against The Machine type.

Then during my young teacher years the whole Britpop thing kicked off. Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Manic Street Preachers, Charlatans, Radiohead etc. etc. etc. etc. I have always been a keen festival goer and have seen pretty much all of these bands live at their peak. Musically I have never really got over that particular era in truth. I probably never will now.

White Stripes, Radiohead and Kasabian are probably my current favourite bands. Make of that what you will.

Straggler writes:

Anyway to cut a long story short I still get together with some of my fellow old school "wiggas" and pump out the PE from time to time.

I'd like to see that.

Nahhhhhh. You really wouldn't!!!

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 62 by onifre, posted 11-14-2009 7:42 PM onifre has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 66 by Modulous, posted 11-15-2009 4:13 AM Straggler has responded

  
Blue Jay
Member (Idle past 676 days)
Posts: 2843
From: You couldn't pronounce it with your mouthparts
Joined: 02-04-2008


Message 65 of 81 (535341)
11-14-2009 10:07 PM
Reply to: Message 60 by Straggler
11-14-2009 6:09 PM


Re: Guilty Pleasures
Hi, Straggler.

Straggler writes:

Actually I was never a fan of Boy George.

That's the only thing you've got going for you so far.

It's a good thing you're a good debater, or I'd have absolutely no respect for you at all.

-----

Straggler writes:

If you were my kid you could at this point consider yourself disowned.

I guess, after this thread, we can just agree to disrespect one another like mature adults.

Edited by Bluejay, : pushed "submit" too early.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

Darwin loves you.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 60 by Straggler, posted 11-14-2009 6:09 PM Straggler has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 72 by Straggler, posted 11-16-2009 6:48 PM Blue Jay has responded

  
Modulous
Member (Idle past 83 days)
Posts: 7789
From: Manchester, UK
Joined: 05-01-2005


Message 66 of 81 (535353)
11-15-2009 4:13 AM
Reply to: Message 64 by Straggler
11-14-2009 8:02 PM


My name is not Ice-T!
Chilli Peppers...Ice{s} T... I have always been a keen festival goer...Blur...

Did you go to Reading 1999? With RHCP, Blur and Ice Mother Fucking T, Bitch!? It was awesome.

Edited by Modulous, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 64 by Straggler, posted 11-14-2009 8:02 PM Straggler has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 71 by Straggler, posted 11-16-2009 1:46 PM Modulous has acknowledged this reply

  
Larni
Member
Posts: 3965
From: Liverpool
Joined: 09-16-2005


Message 67 of 81 (535366)
11-15-2009 7:28 AM
Reply to: Message 57 by SammyJean
11-14-2009 12:28 PM


Re: 80's Flash back
For major embarrassment I give you Erasure, with a side order of the Pet Shop boys!
This message is a reply to:
 Message 57 by SammyJean, posted 11-14-2009 12:28 PM SammyJean has not yet responded

    
BMG
Member (Idle past 2141 days)
Posts: 356
From: Southwestern U.S.
Joined: 03-16-2006


Message 68 of 81 (535428)
11-15-2009 10:29 PM
Reply to: Message 53 by Lithodid-Man
11-14-2009 3:05 AM


Re: Guilty Pleasures - music
I am known by friends and relatives as someone who loves and is immersed in classic American hardcore punk - Black Flag, the Freeze, Crucifux, Dead Kennedys, MDC, etc. I often wax nostalgic about how sad it was when punk died in 1985 etc.

Punk music never really had grip of me, perhaps because I was born in 1983...


This message is a reply to:
 Message 53 by Lithodid-Man, posted 11-14-2009 3:05 AM Lithodid-Man has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 70 by bluescat48, posted 11-15-2009 11:10 PM BMG has not yet responded

    
BMG
Member (Idle past 2141 days)
Posts: 356
From: Southwestern U.S.
Joined: 03-16-2006


Message 69 of 81 (535432)
11-15-2009 10:51 PM
Reply to: Message 61 by Straggler
11-14-2009 6:27 PM


Re: YEAH BOY! Public Enemy Number One Is In the House
I was never really a fan but I saw them at Glastonbury Festival in 2005 and was actually pretty impressed.

Coldplay crept up on me, like a cold that begins with an irritated throat, by degrees. I have yet to see them live...I have yet to buy any of their albums, actually.

I wish I could go to a Glastonbury Festival. Cloudy weather and all, the Brits still know how to have fun.

I wanted to be black and angry.

The closest I could relate is my love for Rage Against the Machine. Not embarrassed about that one, though.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 61 by Straggler, posted 11-14-2009 6:27 PM Straggler has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 76 by Hyroglyphx, posted 11-17-2009 11:44 AM BMG has responded

    
bluescat48
Member (Idle past 2168 days)
Posts: 2347
From: United States
Joined: 10-06-2007


(1)
Message 70 of 81 (535434)
11-15-2009 11:10 PM
Reply to: Message 68 by BMG
11-15-2009 10:29 PM


Re: Guilty Pleasures - music
Punk music never really had grip of me, perhaps because I was born in 1983..

Punk music never really had grip of me, perhaps because I was born in 1948


There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002

Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008


This message is a reply to:
 Message 68 by BMG, posted 11-15-2009 10:29 PM BMG has not yet responded

    
Straggler
Member
Posts: 10270
From: London England
Joined: 09-30-2006
Member Rating: 3.3


Message 71 of 81 (535519)
11-16-2009 1:46 PM
Reply to: Message 66 by Modulous
11-15-2009 4:13 AM


Re: My name is not Ice-T!
Did you go to Reading 1999? With RHCP, Blur and Ice Mother Fucking T, Bitch!? It was awesome.

I was indeed. In fact that year I had a backstage pass for one of the days as some mates were playing on the smallest stage at the crack of dawn (well mid-day or so but you know what I mean).

I was there. And it was indeed awesome.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 66 by Modulous, posted 11-15-2009 4:13 AM Modulous has acknowledged this reply

  
Straggler
Member
Posts: 10270
From: London England
Joined: 09-30-2006
Member Rating: 3.3


Message 72 of 81 (535561)
11-16-2009 6:48 PM
Reply to: Message 65 by Blue Jay
11-14-2009 10:07 PM


Re: Guilty Pleasures
It's a good thing you're a good debater, or I'd have absolutely no respect for you at all.

Thanks and Ouch!! In equal measure.

But having said that having my musical taste condemned by a self confessed fan of power ballads is something I will take as a compliment.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 65 by Blue Jay, posted 11-14-2009 10:07 PM Blue Jay has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 73 by Blue Jay, posted 11-16-2009 8:01 PM Straggler has not yet responded

  
Blue Jay
Member (Idle past 676 days)
Posts: 2843
From: You couldn't pronounce it with your mouthparts
Joined: 02-04-2008


Message 73 of 81 (535584)
11-16-2009 8:01 PM
Reply to: Message 72 by Straggler
11-16-2009 6:48 PM


Last Wordism
Hi, Straggler.

Straggler writes:

But having said that having my musical taste condemned by a self confessed fan of power ballads is something I will take as a compliment.

...says the self-confessed cricket fan.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

Darwin loves you.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 72 by Straggler, posted 11-16-2009 6:48 PM Straggler has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 74 by onifre, posted 11-16-2009 8:10 PM Blue Jay has not yet responded

  
onifre
Member (Idle past 929 days)
Posts: 4854
From: Dark Side of the Moon
Joined: 02-20-2008


Message 74 of 81 (535586)
11-16-2009 8:10 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by Blue Jay
11-16-2009 8:01 PM


Re: Last Wordism
...says the self-confessed cricket fan.

Going as far as to start a whole thread on it.

Cricket is the Boy George of sports.

- Oni


This message is a reply to:
 Message 73 by Blue Jay, posted 11-16-2009 8:01 PM Blue Jay has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 75 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee, posted 11-17-2009 10:43 AM onifre has not yet responded
 Message 77 by Straggler, posted 11-17-2009 12:04 PM onifre has responded

    
Jumped Up Chimpanzee
Member (Idle past 2921 days)
Posts: 572
From: UK
Joined: 10-22-2009


Message 75 of 81 (535675)
11-17-2009 10:43 AM
Reply to: Message 74 by onifre
11-16-2009 8:10 PM


Re: Last Wordism
Cricket is the Boy George of sports.

Is that because it desparately needs to be drugged up to the eyeballs to give it any kind of purpose?


This message is a reply to:
 Message 74 by onifre, posted 11-16-2009 8:10 PM onifre has not yet responded

  
Prev1234
5
6Next
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2015 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2018