1) He is a much better singer than any of the grunge whiners, and 2) He is one of the all-time great poets (what to lay a bet on the likelihood of Cobain getting a Nobel?)
They were on Juno Beach.
I once took my to a mechanic (I forget what for; heck, i forget which car) and was told it would cost “$*, plus parts and labor”.
Well, we don’t enough access to the Iranian leaders to compare, but Herr Drumpf is setting a mighty high bar.
How can you tell the US media has a right-wing slant? If they were objectively reporting facts, every time they quoted the Orange Blivet, they’d follow it with “That, of course, is a lie.”
I’d say that on one level, early in their careers, yes – they had a veneer of corny boy band. But if that’s all you hear, you obviously never listened to Smile (especially the original, never-officially-released version) or Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Cub Band.
Kids young enough to be my grandkids listen to those bands; in fact, a couple of my actual grandkids are getting old enough now that they’re starting to listen to those bands. But I assure, your grandkids will not be listening to grunge. Why? Both the Beatles & the Beach Boys were loaded with talent. Grunge, like punk, was predicated on an attitude of “It’s elitist to say I have no right to be a rock star just because I can neither write, sing, nor play!”
But if you like it, good for you. I don’t say that everyone should like what I like; you have every right to be wrong…….:)
I love good rock after the ‘70s – but sorry, I cannot hear the difference in those bands’ whining.
And yes – “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails was a piece of self-pitying drivel – but “Hurt” in the hands (and throat) of the revered Mr. J.C. Cash was pure magic.
Maybe – maybe – there was a small upside to having it stolen in ‘04; not enough to outweigh 4 more years of Darth Cheney and his sock puppet, but yeah – the blame’s all on them.
But in ’00? Think about it: No 9/11, no Iraq, no Afghanistan, no “Patriot” Act; the evil that would have been avoided goes on and on.
Next you’ll be telling me you can hear a difference between Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam.
Americana, country (not to be confused with the lame-ass pop Nashville is pumping out these days), bluegrass, blues (Delta, Chicago, St. Louis, Texas, Piedmont, jump, R&B – that last is not what you find labeled “R&B” these days; it’s a blues band with plumbing), folk (traditional American, traditional British Isles, modern singer/songwriter), jazz (the more melodic flavors), hillbilly gospel (yeah, and I’m an atheist; so sue me), reggae, Mongolian throat singing, Traditional Chinese music, Motown, Stax, the huge bunch of great Texas singer/songwriters (Guy Clark, Jim Post, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Robert Earl Keene, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt, etc.), baroque, and a good swath of the amazingly eclectic music from the ‘60s & ’70s (particularly, as mattro53 says, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Allman Brothers Band, Traffic, Rare Earth – the ones with melody, originality, improvisation); lots of other stuff, too. But, most especially, The Greatest Rock’N’Roll Band In The History Of The Universe – Good Ol’ Grateful Dead!
Metal, disco, opera, rap, Top 40 pop? Yeah, not so much.
Last year on mine, he broke into a custom pool business, used their computer to web surf, took a drink from the fridge, and _here’s where it gets pretty Florida – left a sign in the window saying “Secretary Wanted – $17.00 An Hour”.