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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Dear Booze » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:40 am

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 am

The song "Africa" by Toto
Really?

"The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become"

Really?

To me, it's difficult to imagine anyone thinks there is a 50/50 chance that this song is good.

This line, by itself, makes me wonder what the A&R guy was thinking when this song was approved.

A&R Guy: Hey boss, that band Toto is the next Bob Fucking Dylan. Maybe better. Definately better than Carole King. Listen to these lyrics... "As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti." Brilliant. Just fucking brilliant!

Boss: Jesus. You're right, I think. Listen, this is my last day here at the record label, and I'm fucking drunk and stoned, and I've done a bunch of blow. So, yea. I trust your judgement. Let's go with that Australia song by Tootie.

A&R Guy: Africa, by Toto.

Boss: Whatever.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Artful Drunktective » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:46 am

Dear Booze wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:40 am
Artful Drunktective wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 am

The song "Africa" by Toto
Really?
I think it boils down to the fact that I have heard it so many times it doesn't quite have the same affect on me anymore. I wouldn't say it's lost it's appeal either nor would I turn the channel if it came on, hence the support of my ambivalence.

To me it's also kind of like Alan Parsons "Eye in the Sky". Definitely don't hate it but...meh.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Dear Booze » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:10 am

Dear Booze wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:40 am
Artful Drunktective wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 am

The song "Africa" by Toto
Really?

"The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become"

Really?

To me, it's difficult to imagine anyone thinks there is a 50/50 chance that this song is good.

This line, by itself, makes me wonder what the A&R guy was thinking when this song was approved.

A&R Guy: Hey boss, that band Toto is the next Bob Fucking Dylan. Maybe better. Definately better than Carole King. Listen to these lyrics... "As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti." Brilliant. Just fucking brilliant!

Boss: Jesus. You're right, I think. Listen, this is my last day here at the record label, and I'm fucking drunk and stoned, and I've done a bunch of blow. So, yea. I trust your judgement. Let's go with that Australia song by Tootie.

A&R Guy: Africa, by Toto.

Boss: Whatever.
^^^^ And then, there's The Logical Song by Supertramp.

Those lazy motherfuckers went to Barnes and Noble, purchased a rhyming dictionary and quickly scratched out a top-fucking-40 hit with this:

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, playfully watching me
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical...

Total crap!
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by scream ale » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:46 pm

Analyzing Toto songs. I really want to say I hate it but my give a fuck says it's not worth the effort. So fuck it it shall be.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by oettinger » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:43 pm

scream ale wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Analyzing Toto songs. I really want to say I hate it but my give a fuck says it's not worth the effort. So fuck it it shall be.
DB has had his own band. I bet he doesn`t have the guts to post it. We would over analyse the hell out of it
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Post by oettinger » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:53 pm

Passing out with a million lights plus computer still on
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by scream ale » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm

I posted my embarrassing high school band. Let's hear db's band.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Artful Drunktective » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:04 am

More songs to feel ambivalent about: (including previously mentioned except for "The Logical Song" as that song appears to be hated).

Africa - Toto
Eye in the Sky - Alan Parsons Project
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Heat of the Moment - Asia
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Alive - Pearl Jam
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
When Doves Cry - Prince
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Fields of Gold - Sting
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Dear Booze » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:12 am

Artful Drunktective wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:04 am
More songs to feel ambivalent about: (including previously mentioned except for "The Logical Song" as that song appears to be hated).

Africa - Toto
Eye in the Sky - Alan Parsons Project
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Heat of the Moment - Asia
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Alive - Pearl Jam
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
When Doves Cry - Prince
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Fields of Gold - Sting
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
For the most part, AD, I'm right with you on these.

Africa - Toto HATE
Eye in the Sky - Alan Parsons Project AMBIVALENT
Every Breath You Take - The Police AMBIVALENT
Heat of the Moment - Asia HATE
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs AMBIVALENT
Alive - Pearl Jam AMBIVALENT
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan LOVE
Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band HATE
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles AMBIVALENT
When Doves Cry - Prince HATE
Mr. Brightside - The Killers AMBIVALENT
Fields of Gold - Sting AMNIVALENT
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers HATE*

* RHCP were a very cool funk band up until this piece of shit. This is the very song that made be start to hate this band.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Artful Drunktective » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:14 pm

Reading stories in the news about animals giving birth at the zoo. I know... I should be more excited.

Molly Ringwald's acting

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The Blade Runner remake. I think I aged 30 years waiting for it to end.

Milky Way candy bars - there are so many better ones out there.

McDonald's fish fillet sandwich - " ^ ^ ^ "

The song Blue Monday by New Order. I liked it 100 years ago but now...meh.

Jarred queso like Tostitos brand. Any drunk would eat it but is it really good???
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Jimmy Lester {RIP} » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:56 pm

Artful Drunktective wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Reading stories in the news about animals giving birth at the zoo. I know... I should be more excited.

Molly Ringwald's acting

Saabs

The Blade Runner remake. I think I aged 30 years waiting for it to end.

Milky Way candy bars - there are so many better ones out there.

McDonald's fish fillet sandwich - " ^ ^ ^ "

The song Blue Monday by New Order. I liked it 100 years ago but now...meh.

Jarred queso like Tostitos brand. Any drunk would eat it but is it really good???
I'm with you on all that shit. But there's only eight things. How 'bout I add two more:

Coors. I don't hate the shit, but it doesn't suck.
Pancakes. They aren't waffles.

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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by Artful Drunktective » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 am

Jimmy Lester {RIP} wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:56 pm


I'm with you on all that shit. But there's only eight things. How 'bout I add two more:

Coors. I don't hate the shit, but it doesn't suck.
Pancakes. They aren't waffles.
Jimmy Lester who the fuck asked you? Nobody gives a fking shit about your ambivalence. Fuck.

No but seriously, these are good and I agree. I too, am ambivalent about both Coors and pancakes. Glad to know I'm not the only ambivalent asshole out there.
And I'll take some Eggo waffles any day.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by scream ale » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:17 pm

That weird girl's speech set to death metal. I feel like I should be amused by this and laughing at her endlessly. but I just don't care. meh.
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Post by Nausea » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:19 pm

Made me laugh, at least. I love bizarre shit.
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Re: Shit we are ambivalent about:

Post by scream ale » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:54 pm

^^^ I stand corrected. It got funnier with beer.
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