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by Steve Evil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 45503

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

The Zombie Apocalypse genre is basically the NRA's version of the Cosy Catastrophe. The armed will inherit the world. . . (I do think the original Dawn of the Dead was quite clever. Let's assume we survive the apocalypse, find a safe haven, and can take freely from all the fruits of consumer culture...
by Steve Evil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Better here or in the copyright thread? I'll wager here: Thoughts. Last Thursday at the Karaoke pub, I had the dubious privilege of sitting through two Eminem "songs", (rattled out by a shrill white woman - make of that what you will). So I sat there listening and reading along, (because t...
by Steve Evil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: THE DOCTOR...is in
Replies: 108
Views: 11447

Re: THE DOCTOR...is in

Funny. . .I thought "Blink" was one of the scariest ones I've ever seen*. Again, kids have such different fear centres than adults. Thought the last two episodes to be vast improvements ... * Possibly the scariest episode ever was "The Rebel Flesh", though not for reasons you thi...
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48865

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Though as I recall, the discussion wasn't about rap. It was about sampling. . .
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

FrankChurch wrote:Anyone could learn the Smoke on the Water riff, but few can dj like that.


But could you play the whole song?
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

FrankChurch wrote:So, people in poverty cannot have their own art form?


You mean like Blues? Or Gospel? You think those factory workers from Pre-Thatcherite Birmingham were rolling in the dough?
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Lemmy tell you a story: My brother once took me to see a local hip-hop artist. He had a guitarist and a drummer with him. All those little sounds and beats he put behind his rhymes were created by living, breathing human beings who had to know a little bit about their chosen discipline. I listened a...
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48865

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Steve Evil, remember, I defended metal when Harlan dissed it. Yes you did. Kudos. But say what you will about Metal guys, they take the time to learn an instrument. They write their own tunes. They don't pass off other's work as their own. They don't patch together recordings and pat themselves on ...
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

FrankChurch wrote:I have to play the Christgau card:


And we've firmly established his credibility haven't we?

Why a I not surprised that a critic who doesn't appreciate genuine musical skills in prog rock would be all over dumpster-diving djs?
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Back in the day, Trent Reznor used to release entire albums which were just variations of one song. I thought it was pointless myself, but if he had different interpretations within him, and people wanted to hear them, whatever - knock yourselves out. But remember, those were his songs. Where does M...
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

FrankChurch wrote:Sampling, creative? Sure is:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Set+Adrift+ ... yaTG?src=5



*yawn* Sounds like a broken record.
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45951

Re: Whatcha listening to?

"If musicians are chefs, DJs are waiters. . ."

At its very best it could be called performance art. But music? Please. . .
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48865

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

FrankChurch wrote:Poor blacks used old records for musical breaks because they could not afford to play instruments and they did not have art and culture taught in schools.


Indeed. Vanilla Ice and Eminem were just such impoverished blacks. . .
by Steve Evil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48865

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

FrankChurch wrote:Steve Evil, shame on you for that idiotic comment. Sampling is creative.


Bullshit. Sampling is for people who can't - or won't - create their own music. You want a back beat? Write your own.

You mean you can't? Where's your creativity now?
by Steve Evil
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 48865

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Sampling is theft, the refuge of the lazy and creatively bankrupt.

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