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If I recall correctly, Mr. Fremer commented that a $100k turntable is also obscene. But he still bought it (on accommodation that lessens the obscenity considerably).

I own a few things that others would consider obscenely expensive. I think they are obscenely expensive as well.

But I have found that the yuck per buck ratio was still good enough for me to trade the requisite amount of green energy for them.

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Always a mistake to put down an entire genre of music.

Name a couple of your favorite artists? Ah... interesting. At one point people said they and their entire genre sucked, too.

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Always a mistake to put down an entire genre of music.

Name a couple of your favorite artists? Ah... interesting. At one point people said they and their entire genre sucked, too.


Amen, brother.

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More diversion from the original topic... ...but I enjoy much hip hop.

Good hip hop has more lyrical content, pound for pound, than most other genres.

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Buddha, you & I are going to hit that bong together one day. Yes we can.

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glorifying drug use too. how responsible of you.

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my favorite artists?Tom Waits, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Flying Burrito Brothers, silver jews, george jones, wayne the train hancock, johnny paycheck, karate, man or astroman, laika and the cosmonauts, flat duo jets, the dirtbombs, the handsome family, Haynes Boys, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Slobberbone, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Loose Fur..Early sonic youth, Richard Buckner, Magnolia Electric Company, Centro-Matic, South San Gabriel, Vic Chesnutt..Slobberbone, Will Oldham(Bonnie Prince Billy/Palace Brothers), RIDE, early Cure, early REM, Television, VOIVOD, early metallica, social distortion, minro threat, fugazi, black flag, the queers, wire, early misfits, dwight yoakam, lyle lovett, glen campbell, micheal mcdonald, Steve Reich, Jim O Rourke(Bad timing is a classic), Choral Works by Arvo Part, Morton Lauridsen, John Tavener, love Harry Partch.. Favorite Singers..as a basso I love James Morris(2nd best Wotan of all time(first being Jerome Hines(my favorite basso and role model), Rene Pape, Enzio Pinza, Thomas Quasthoff, Cesare Siepi, Alexander Kipnis, Nicolai Ghiarov, Matti Salminen, Gottlieb Frick,Kurt Moll, Sam Ramey, Martti Talvela, Hans Hotter, Lazlo Polgar....Boris Christoff
Love baritones Bryn Terfel, Titta Ruffo, George London..Robert Merrill

of course I love Enrico Caruso, Early Domingo and Pavarotti,Benjamino Gigli, Jussi Bjorling....John Mcormack

being a pedal steel player, I love buddy emmonds and speedy west, and maurice anderson, and sneaky pete. chet atkins, les paul, tommy emmanuel, some leo kottke....
of course, being a basso, I mainly listen to basses though..
I grew up with Southern Gospel and bluegrass, dont really care much for bluegrass anymore, especially since it has been adopted by the unwashed hippy jobless masses..... JD Sumner and Big Chief Weatherington(The Stamps and Statesmen, respectively were amazing basses..jd being in guiness as hitting lowest note of all time)...


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Always a mistake to put down an entire genre of music.

Name a couple of your favorite artists? Ah... interesting. At one point people said they and their entire genre sucked, too.

i stand by my assertion that hip hop/rap is trash. yeah, thats a blanket statement... the one time i believe a catch all statement is relevant. sue me.

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"...of course, being a basso, I mainly listen to basses though.."

I didn't know it worked that way.

Since I'm white trash, can I stil listen to music made by black guys, or do I mostly have the listen white singers? I guess that leaves me with Kings of Leon and Kid Rock.

ncdrawl, Selfdivider is a GREAT person, sometimes the vernacular of the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's rears its ugly head.

To accommodate your geography, of course he meant a bong load of wholesome, legal, federally subsidized all natural tobacco!

Which I disdain, so there ya have it!

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There are only two types of music, good and bad.

Plenty of each in every genre.

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Well, you can ALL come up to my neck of the woods in Massachusetts and have yourself a practically legal bong hit, and expect nothing more than a minor fine, thanks to the decriminalization of mary-jee-wana in a recent electoral referendum! That's right, an ounce or less gets you the equivalent of a parking ticket.

I'm not really a "smoker" but it's nice to know our law enforcement money can now to go to more important matters, like guys getting drunk and beating up their wives. Funny how alcohol can be a social norm, and weed the devil. At least here we just took a step to level the field...

Oh yeah- and the other great thing is: we will legally honor Jason's marriage. I guess we are sadly the only state that still will...

Oh yeah, crazy expensive gear. I'm OK with the occasional review too- it's just like what a few others said. How about keep the ratio down to like 1 in 20 roughly? I look through the Stereophile ads and see all kinds of interesting gear that never gets writing. Be nice to see some more of that.

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Funny how alcohol can be a social norm, and weed the devil.


"Don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk." - Tom Waits

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glorifying drug use too. how responsible of you

There's a certain type of personality that stands above the fray at that critical developmental stage that requires irresponsible behavior.

Those people can't be trusted.

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i stand by my assertion that hip hop/rap is trash. yeah, thats a blanket statement... the one time i believe a catch all statement is relevant. sue me.

Nice record collection and since you can enjoy a range of things, I bet that (if you loosen your policy of pre-deciding that a whole genre is trash) some rap will eventually work its way into your musical consciousness.
I'd bet a zillion dollars that a lot of those names in your list enjoy some hip hop/rap on their stereos.

Remember that all those rockers come from a time where it was widely agreed that rock was just noisy "jungle bunny" stuff not deserving of the term music? That bluegrass got no respect from the longhairs (previous term for classical folks)? ((and parenthetically, the only ones with long hippie hair now are conservative country singers)) That pedal steel was resisted by some? That Steve Reich and many others were dissed and not accepted as serious artists by many? That most of the artists you list are inspired by black American music and that those sources also lay behind today's hip hop?

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Oh yeah- and the other great thing is: we will legally honor Jason's marriage. I guess we are sadly the only state that still will...

Although New York State does not currently allow same-sex marriage, it honors our marriage as legal. I would hope that CT and VT do as well, but I do not know for certain.

I'm so glad that I was born in Manhattan and went to college in Massachusetts.

jason

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