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Posted: Dec 9, 2008 - 4:54pm

Alantis wrote:
Maybe it is because their music is plodding, dull, limp-wristed and twee and that Michael Stipe's voice sounds like a constant whine. This could explain why their music annoys the hell out of a lot of people. Especially when they are so over-played.


Hannio wrote:

Sorry, anybody who uses the word "twee" is not to be taken seriously.


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Posted: Dec 6, 2008 - 2:41pm

Chris Isaak - I Wonder

fortyonejb wrote:
What man hasnt thought at least once: "I wish i was him"

then pinto wrote:
No, I never have thought that, but thanks for asking.
Sincerely yours,
Tom Cruise



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Posted: Nov 16, 2008 - 11:33pm

Leonard Cohen - By the Rivers Dark

 StonedByte wrote:
I can't stand him, every song sounds the same, like a marching band
 
 forge wrote:
1) What marching bands do YOU listen to?

2) Are they on antidepressants? Are they on suicide watch?
 


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Posted: Nov 16, 2008 - 12:54pm

It's like Dave Matthews and Beelzebub had a baby and someone gave it bagpipes!!!!
agnes opines on Wolfstone's The Apropriate Dipstick
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Posted: Nov 13, 2008 - 3:02am

RobRyan on Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water:

This song leaves me feeling like I've been run over by a slow-rolling truck.

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Gender: Female


Posted: Nov 12, 2008 - 12:15am

In response to a new listener who had "uncovered" the fact that Radio Paradise repeats sequences of songs,

TanteJensen posted:

I shouldn't be telling you ...

Bill rarely sleeps. He occassionally takes three-minute-naps just to keep his skin smooth, but that's all. He's right back when the next songs starts. Most of the time he doesn't need to go out of the studio, either. He's got rest room, a Taco Bell and a bar tender right there next to his desc. So each segue is fresh and, yes, never repeated. He only leaves on the fifth sunday of a month to ride down the beach and ask the gods whether a song should be removed from the playlist, or not. That's when Rebecca takes over.

So ... when there seems to be a repetition in the playlist, it is when the CIA is hacking the stream in order to communicate with S.P.E.C.T.R.E. The original date of the segue in combination with the songs repeated tells something I really cannot let you know. But Bill usually finds out quickly and regains control over the stream again.

That's the truth. Burn after reading.

 
posted in The Beatles, I Am the Walrus, 10/21/08

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Posted: Nov 11, 2008 - 11:30pm

With regard to The Postal Service and their track Such Great Heights, MJMJ proclaimed:


Postal Death for Cutie Cab Service

Death Cab for Postal Service

Cutie Cab for Postal Death Service

Death Service for Postal Cutie Cab



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Posted: Nov 9, 2008 - 9:23pm

Hall of Fame:



DrLex wrote:

I think expecting Radio Paradise to have a playlist of 8 billion songs, or even 8 million songs, is quite a bit of lack of perspective. Do you ever come out in the real world? Even in my country where FM radio doesn't suck as hard as in the US, you'll hear the same song multiple times a day unless you'd go working, shopping and dining while wearing industrial ear protection. Because you seem to like numbers, here's some mathematics. Suppose a station has a playlist of 10000 songs. I have no idea how many songs the active playlist of RP has, but this seems reasonable, especially in the light of the following assumption. Suppose this station is run by DJ Random, who gives every song a number between 1 to 10000 and uses a perfect random number generator to pick the next song. Suppose you listen to 120 songs this way (at an average of 4 minutes per song, that would take 8 hours). The birthday paradox says that in this case (see simulation below), there's a 50% chance that you'll hear the same song twice in this time span!

For a playlist of 50000 songs, the 50% chance of repetition is already reached at approx. 250 picks, not the expected 600. Of course, while many radio streams work this way, on RP this is not how it's done — luckily. First of all, Bill avoids the horrible transitions that DJ Random would produce, by combining songs that actually belong together. This reduces the amount of randomness, but of course Bill has a memory and will try to avoid repeating the same song often. To minimize repetition, he would need to create an ideal sequence of all songs once, and repeat this eternally. But that would become boring too, so as a compromise and to keep managing RP tractable, Bill recycles 'stretches' of playlist, slowly mutating them and discarding them after a while. And Bill is only human, so he'll play the songs that he likes a little bit more often than others. I wasted some of my time telling this story to show that things can be a whole lot worse, and I believe RP comes damn close to an ideal radio station. You just have to accept the fact that ideality doesn't exist and that some of the songs you don't like will be played, and repeated after a while.



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Posted: Nov 3, 2008 - 1:15pm

I was trapped in the shower during this song and couldn't get to the mute button

fatcatjb cracking wise on Cloud Cult's Everybody Here Is A Cloud
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Posted: Oct 31, 2008 - 9:30am

re: Trail of Dead's Let It Dive

A singing duck, a bombastic drummer and a background of melted guitar riffs do not do a good song/band make. Agree ?

Chumbawamba-1984
Posted: Jul 16, 2008 - 17:46



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Posted: Oct 29, 2008 - 9:32pm

Essbee wrote:
As an example of how there's no quality control over typography these days, look at the album cover. There should only be one apostrophe. The way they have it, it's Sniff AND the Tears. But it's supposed to mean "Sniffing the Tears." So there.


sfListener wrote:
I KNEW IT!!...an art director.



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Posted: Oct 23, 2008 - 10:56am

deeppurple wrote:
I thought he was saying: "You don't know you're bald"

oh well...

infinity wrote:

Yeah, slightly less philosophical.

Mark Knopfler — You Don't Know You're Born

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Posted: Oct 17, 2008 - 7:28pm

rtb
(NE corner of Work and Boredom)
Posted: Sep 18, 2008 - 08:48


bling dingy dingy ding
bling dingy dingy ding
bling dingy dingy ding
bling dingy dingy ding
bling dingy dingy ding
bling dingy dingy ding

Altogether now!!


The Republic Tigers - Buildings and Mountains


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Posted: Oct 14, 2008 - 12:15pm

 Alafia wrote:

Kings Of Leon - Manhattan
skyguy wrote:
At least it doesn't last as long as the baby song-Christ felt like we were there for the whole pregnancy.




 


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Posted: Oct 14, 2008 - 12:11pm


Kings Of Leon - Manhattan
skyguy wrote:
At least it doesn't last as long as the baby song-Christ felt like we were there for the whole pregnancy.





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Posted: Oct 11, 2008 - 1:45pm

re: Rufus Wainwright covering Across the Universe

Maybe it should have been recorded as an instrumental...


Zep

Feb 07, 2008 - 05:23
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Posted: Oct 7, 2008 - 12:24pm

I could swear I saw Feist in Taco Bueno today.


tclodes
(the ether)
Posted: Aug 19, 2008 - 13:19


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Posted: Oct 6, 2008 - 12:49pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Queen: Keep Yourself Alive

 rtkmusic wrote:
I have to agree - this ROCKS!  And no synthesizers!!! 

And just to show how close to AARP status I am, I saw these guys OPEN for Mott The Hoople!!!
  
 sfListener wrote:
Oh yeah?!! Well I saw ZZ Top open for Alice Cooper, Earth Wind and Fire open for Black Sabbath! 

Gotta go, the nurse is here to take me on my afternoon walk.
  
 Alafia wrote:
LOL, I saw Van Halen open for Black Sabbath. 
Now, where's my d**n walker?
  
 siandbeth wrote:
Well, I saw Gun< src="scripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"><>sNRoses open for The Cult, and Judas Priest open for UFO. In the little ole Santa Cruz Civic, no less! When you get back from your walk I have a lovely letter from my granddaughter to share with you.
  
 Misterfixit wrote:
Oh yeah? Oh Yeah? Well I saw Patsy Cline open for Hank Williams at the Ryman .. so there. 

Walker? who needs one .. I got my zero-turn radius Medicare Scooter from WlMart. Now get outta my way!
  
 acidreflucks wrote:
Whats that I hear you youngsters squabbling about ? eh? Speak up..I saw the Rolling Stones open for Bo Diddly so there... 
And anyone remember Lord Buckley? 
Nurse...?
  
 DoctorHooey wrote:
Yeah, well I hung with Beethoven after the debut of the 9th Symphony. I tell you this - dude could HEAR. It was all a show. Marketing genius, he was. 

Now where's my home defibrelator?
  


 
The first time I saw Widespread Panic was at Prince Mongo's Pizza in Downtown Memphis. There were maybe 25 people there counting the staff and the opening band (that I worked with).

And I definately remember his immaculately swinging hippness!


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Posted: Oct 6, 2008 - 12:42pm

 DoctorHooey wrote:
Yeah, well I hung with Beethoven after the debut of the 9th Symphony. I tell you this - dude could HEAR. It was all a show. Marketing genius, he was. 

Now where's my home defibrelator?
 




ScottFromWyoming

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Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 6, 2008 - 12:37pm

Queen: Keep Yourself Alive

 rtkmusic wrote:
I have to agree - this ROCKS!  And no synthesizers!!! 

And just to show how close to AARP status I am, I saw these guys OPEN for Mott The Hoople!!!
  
 sfListener wrote:
Oh yeah?!! Well I saw ZZ Top open for Alice Cooper, Earth Wind and Fire open for Black Sabbath! 

Gotta go, the nurse is here to take me on my afternoon walk.
  
 Alafia wrote:
LOL, I saw Van Halen open for Black Sabbath. 
Now, where's my d**n walker?
  
 siandbeth wrote:
Well, I saw Gun< src="scripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"><>sNRoses open for The Cult, and Judas Priest open for UFO. In the little ole Santa Cruz Civic, no less! When you get back from your walk I have a lovely letter from my granddaughter to share with you.
  
 Misterfixit wrote:
Oh yeah? Oh Yeah? Well I saw Patsy Cline open for Hank Williams at the Ryman .. so there. 

Walker? who needs one .. I got my zero-turn radius Medicare Scooter from WlMart. Now get outta my way!
  
 acidreflucks wrote:
Whats that I hear you youngsters squabbling about ? eh? Speak up..I saw the Rolling Stones open for Bo Diddly so there... 
And anyone remember Lord Buckley? 
Nurse...?
  
 DoctorHooey wrote:
Yeah, well I hung with Beethoven after the debut of the 9th Symphony. I tell you this - dude could HEAR. It was all a show. Marketing genius, he was. 

Now where's my home defibrelator?
  



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