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Old 05-30-2019, 08:52 PM   #21
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Yes, but only if you tell us how you pronounce it first.

I used to pronounce it like everyone else, Dire Maker, until a pretty British girl who played it on the recorder said "Everybody thinks Stairway is the @#$%. but D'yer Mak'er is much cooler" . And I was like Oh @$#^ that's how you pronounce it. Like a pretty British girl saying Jamaica. It all kind of fell in place.

Ok can I do another one? Nothing to do with lyrics but pretty funny. Joe you racist hillbilly...


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DMC recalls his first impressions of the Aero-duo. “Steven was very friendly and Joe Perry didn’t say one word. He’d nod at you, go over and play the guitar, finish his riff. ‘Are you ready to play?’. He’d shake his head yes. But Steve was just very friendly and inquisitive, like, ‘Wow, do the DJ thing Jay – show me how to DJ’. He was like a little kid – excited and enthused.”In the Walk This Way… autobiography, Tyler reflected on the sessions. “Run and D and Jay were huddled in a corner, really intent on something. I go, ‘Joe, what are they doing?’. ‘Probably smoking crack’, he says. Later we went over to the corner. They’d been eating lunch from McDonald’s."


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Old 05-30-2019, 08:55 PM   #22
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I love Neil Young but is it even possibly to tell when he's off key?
Yeah I’ve seen the recording of The Last waltz and... it’s something.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:45 AM   #23
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One day I was skulking around YouTube and found the “Behind the Vinyl” series. They video the artist, he or she plays their iconic song on vinyl, and they talk about the song.

Some really interesting facts, and some others where they don’t really have a lot to say.

Some interesting stuff:

Blue Rodeo wrote “Try” to try to have their own song like Spandau Ballet’s “True”.

Northern Pikes knew that they had a great song with “She Ain’t Pretty” because the first time that they played it live (in Calgary no less), the audience sang the chorus back to the band.

Gowan recording his first album at Ringo Starr’s studio and Ringo telling him that he really liked “Cosmetics“. And Gowan talking about the “Moonlight Desires” video with Jon Anderson of Yes, and being on the top of Mexican pyramids as the sun came up.

You can lose yourself in those videos so just a warning to have a spare hour when you start.
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One day I was skulking around YouTube and found the “Behind the Vinyl” series. They video the artist, he or she plays their iconic song on vinyl, and they talk about the song.

Some really interesting facts, and some others where they don’t really have a lot to say.

Some interesting stuff:

Blue Rodeo wrote “Try” to try to have their own song like Spandau Ballet’s “True”.

Northern Pikes knew that they had a great song with “She Ain’t Pretty” because the first time that they played it live (in Calgary no less), the audience sang the chorus back to the band.

Gowan recording his first album at Ringo Starr’s studio and Ringo telling him that he really liked “Cosmetics“. And Gowan talking about the “Moonlight Desires” video with Jon Anderson of Yes, and being on the top of Mexican pyramids as the sun came up.

You can lose yourself in those videos so just a warning to have a spare hour when you start.

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm loving these videos.

Some great stuff from Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness) and the Lowest of the Low as well:





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Steely Dan’s “Aja”: Eight Minutes of Genius
https://www.culturesonar.com/steely-...inutes-genius/

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja_(song)
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Here's an exhaustively researched analysis of the Hip's "Nautical Disaster" from the excellent website Hipmuseum:

http://hipmuseum.com/naut.html




Hip Museum has some good write-ups on many of The Hip's songs.
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^ In the same vein, Matt Johnson of The The wrote this piece after the death of his brother. It's strange, because Johnson is highly critical of religion, yet he found solace in biblical verse that led to the title and theme of this song. This was Matt's way of processing his grief, not dissimilar to Eric Clapton's famous song.



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I've always said this is the song I want playing at my funeral.
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There are lots of stories behind Grant Hart's songs but I'll post this one. Diane is about the murder of a woman named Diane Edwards in St. Paul, MN by a serial killer. More details about her murder is included in the spoiler. The Perkins restaurant where Diane worked is still there.

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