Morning Free Association: Let’s Play Numberwang

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Guys, I got nothing this morning. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nil.

I could write about the Pastrnak contract situation but

I’ll return to regular programming on Monday, hopefully with actual news.

In the meantime, let’s play Numberwang.

Happy weekend!

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

Oh hey guys

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Whut…uhm…whut did i just watch?

So uhm anyways….for my bday i would like Pasta….to be signed. That is all….oh and a new mattress…and snowblower…and ok i need a lot of things…yay home ownership.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Happy birthday!

Satan81
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Satan81

Happy uteral ejection day!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Happy Birthday!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Happy annual “being a mammal” day!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Happy “You Successfully Made Another Lap Around the Sun Without Dying” day!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Happy Birthdayll

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Thanks everyone!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

YOU OLD BITCH

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Sorry, Sis, I only paddle AWAY from work.
Looking forward to heading up north tonite. I need to put plumbing back together.
Last weekend there until we come back from Utah.
Starting to get excite!!!!
Less coffee!!

Satan81
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Satan81

I’m pulling up the slack on the coffee front. They got this “cold brew concentrate” stuff in the office today and…uh…wow…even a 1:1 mix with water is jacked up.

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Depending on the brand you might need a 1:2 or even a 1:3 mix.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Almost needed Long Winded Striped Mofo to canoe me to work today. ALL THE RAIN!

Sign Pasta.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks,

So, the hockey team we go to watch when I’m in Slovakia are the farm team for a KHL side, and yesterday they played a preseason game against each other. The farm team won 5-2. Now I know it’s only preseason but that can’t so much for the “big” team’s confidence. I wonder if there will be some roster transactions after that…

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Satan81
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Satan81

Following London Bear’s lead, I decided to finally listen to Pet Sounds. So…um…It’s definitely very well composed and very well produced. It’s definitely interesting. I can see how and why it was hugely influential on several different sub-categories of popular music in the mid-late 60’s and onward. But…like…it seems very good but not great. There’s a sameyness to the songs, and only “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” seems memorable. Maybe it’s just not my thing.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hiya,

That’s a fair shout about the sameyness of the songs, but I think at the time some bands were aiming to have kind of a central theme running through an album, rather than it just be a collection of songs. This was also the time people were first starting to use the studio as an instrument to develop the sound, rather than just somewhere to record effectively live performances of songs.

An exciting time for rock & roll, and considering a lot of music from that time was fairly experimental it’s interesting so much of it is still listenable more than 50 years later. To me at least! Some of it sounds shite, of course …

Satan81
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Satan81

Yeah, it’s definitely a fascinating era for the birth of the music and music-making we know today. I just can’t help but feel that with Pet Sounds critics are too caught up in how influential it was on other music rather than the album in and of itself.

Satan81
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Satan81

Took a look at Rolling Stone’s top 50 and figured I’d give the Clash’s London Calling a listen. Never heard the whole album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/the-clash-london-calling-20120524

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwGfN2RlUWE&list=PLw8I74P–tlUP-FtOe7PHIafm8VbQygSZ

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ooh, I think I’ll follow you in on that. I’ve never given it a proper listen either.

A guy on my desk is a massive Clash fan – he even went to Joe Strummer’s funeral

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Now I’m listening to it as well. Did you ever see the London Calling cover with Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, and Dave Grohl? I think it was at the Grammys after he passed away. Pretty well done.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

No I haven’t seen that. I love Dave Grohl – he’s always up for a collaboration!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Dave Grohl is always doing something!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I’m impressed with this record. It’s much more melodic than I expected – though it would be noisier and punkier

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ll always have a soft spot for Spanish Bombs because it was the first Clash song I ever heard. Made me want to check out more.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin

Double album if I remember correctly

Satan81
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Satan81

So…uh…yeah…wow…that was different…Sign Pasta.