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ratioci nation

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2004, 03:21:00 pm »
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  What's this Robot stuff you seem to be listening to a lot?
it only looks like a lot because the album came with 3 discs, but each is only 20 minutes long
 
 http://www.therobotateme.com/
 
 not crazy about the new stuff so far, one disc is entirely political and made to sound like early twentieth century radio programming, although there is some good stuff on the other discs
 
  review of first album

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2004, 03:26:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Are the Walkmen better than, or at least different from, Jonathan Fire Eater? I remember seeing them years ago, and thinking they were horrible. And now hear they are receiving major hype.
Gosh Rutherford, that's so contrary.

Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2004, 03:44:00 pm »
Well I'm not always contrary. I did see this chick yesterday at Borders and thought she was good...
 
 http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1700688

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2004, 04:17:00 pm »
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Originally posted by ggw?:
   
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Are the Walkmen better than, or at least different from, Jonathan Fire Eater? I remember seeing them years ago, and thinking they were horrible. And now hear they are receiving major hype.
Gosh Rutherford, that's so contrary. [/b]
Both are far better than Wilco so what are you worried about?

Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2004, 04:24:00 pm »
There goes Mankie again, picking on the one band that I like that he's actually heard of...

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2004, 04:25:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Well I'm not always contrary. I did see this chick yesterday at Borders and thought she was good...
 
  http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1700688
Sounds like she's big with freshmen at Smith.

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2004, 04:39:00 pm »
"Murder Me, Rachael" is SUCH AN EXCELLENT SONG!
 
 I just hope they play that song over and over for 40 minutes...    :D

Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2004, 04:43:00 pm »
I'm amused by the fact that she wanted to call her album either "Penis Envy" or "Black America", but her label wouldn't let it fly. Instead, she called it "Get Away From Me", and obvious play on Norah Jones' album.
 
 
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Well I'm not always contrary. I did see this chick yesterday at Borders and thought she was good...
 
   http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1700688  
Sounds like she's big with freshmen at Smith. [/b]

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2004, 05:03:00 pm »
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  I'm amused by the fact that she wanted to call her album either "Penis Envy" or "Black America", but her label wouldn't let it fly. Instead, she called it "Get Away From Me", and obvious play on Norah Jones' album.
 
She sounds more like Avril Lavigne:
 
 "I'm bad with taking directions. I'm a nice girl on the outside, but I'm a complete punk on the inside. I just like to learn on my own."
 
 "It took me two weeks to get sick of that place [Manhattan School of Music.] School is all about conformity and acquiescence, and those are two things I'm really bad at. I can't even pretend."
 
 "I feel everything is political -- love, sex, life. I don't see how people can be unaffected by politics or the current events of the world. I get impatient with love songs, especially when they are written in a more modern style."
 
 "I think it's such a shame when people are taken surprise by fame. I think they should just quit then, and leave the playing field open for me. Because I really want it."

Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2004, 05:09:00 pm »
Musically, I don't hear the Avril Lavigne connection.
 
    To me, more a combination of Randy Newman, Cole Porter, and Doris Day with some hip hop thrown in.

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2004, 05:10:00 pm »
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   Because I really want it.
How I have yearned to hear that sentence.

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2004, 05:19:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Doris Day
one of the sites I read,  http://blog.largeheartedboy.com ,  called her Doris Day With An Edge today, which immediately made me think, "no thanks"

Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2004, 05:27:00 pm »
If I had read that, I would have thunk the same thing. Luckily, I trusted the recommendations of a couple of people on the Fulks chatboard, and was pleasantly surprised after actually listening.
 
 
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  Doris Day
one of the sites I read,  http://blog.largeheartedboy.com,  called her Doris Day With An Edge today, which immediately made me think, "no thanks" [/b]

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2004, 06:35:00 pm »
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 The National have themselves listed as playing in  Vermont on March 7, although the Black Cat still has them opening for Alaska! on the same date.
 ???
 
 
So are they opening for Vermont in Alaska or Alaska in Vermont...this is doin me 'edd in Brian... [/b]
Just think..if they add Texas to the bill my head would explode!

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Re: The National in VT March 7 (?)
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2004, 06:37:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Rutherford J. Balls:
  There goes Mankie again, picking on the one band that I like that he's actually heard of...
HEY! I've heard of Bryan Adams. Who hasn't after the Robin Hood movie?