There is no such thing as too much flocking
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I dunno man, the Dead Kennedys STARTED in 78, West coast, and they are more pure punk than say, the Sex Pistols, who were pretty much a vacuuous fabrication of Malcom Mclaren’s. Just throwin’ that out.
all the stuff you guys are citing as punk after 78 was early hardcore. not punk. punk was art geek music. talking heads was a punk band, 7 seconds was hardcore.
the pistols were a brilliant marketing scheme. a great band, not so much.
bah, everyone has their own ideas of what falls into which genre. some people call sonic youth punk. i prefer not to enter that debate.
@stefb i just think the beatles are ok.
The Beatles are teh most overrated band ever.
I love the Beatle and think they were great songwriters and a lovely band (if a bit weak in the drumming dept.)
On the otherhand, whenever the guitar geeks start talking about over-rated talent, I mention them. Usually to great chagrin and lot of nonsenical shouting about my lack of dscernment, etc.
They are my favorite band ever, but they were ridiculously extremely hyped. This is not to say they were not extremely talented and worked together with great synergy. They just weren’t better than everyone else put together.
They are the band that made promoters and record sales-sleeze realize that the industry made much bigger profits selling 100 million records from one band, rather than 200 bands half-a-million records each. MUCH bigger profits.
Woodstock + marketing – love = First Niagra Pavilion. The Fab Four were at the start of this process.
i dunno, i rather think the beatles deserved all the hype. i mean, not only did they push the limits of their genre in every direction and innovate as much as any band before or since, but they also made music that was enjoyable to listen to. that’s pretty much exactly what i like in a band (though what i consider “enjoyable to listen to” often differs from those around me).
oh, and on the topic of enjoyable and innovative music, check out the tielman brothers, and keep in mind this was from 1960.
“Louie Louie” is cycling appropriate if and only if one is participating in a Toga Ride.
i DO have louie, louie. excellent song. i heard at one point it was banned some place for some reason?
people thought the lyrics offended our collective sensibilities. here’s the straight dope
Couple of pics I took from our excursion today. Rob had the big-boy camera, so there’s that.
Great ride! One of these weeks we’ll have to end at my house where there will be grilling (carnivore and vegan), bathrooms, and adult beverages (brominated soybean oil free).
sorry i missed it. i am really bummed about it. i wasn’t feeling well and the heat was just gonna make me puke all over myself and someone else.
haha! i put a baby in you!
fyi: i was just tired and lazy and stayed home with stef.
As usual, I wrote a blog entry about the July ’10 ride. Since my daughter Amy joined us, it’s geared a bit more to that than the group. Enjoy!
Stu, you have a very nice daughter, I’m glad she came along and we got to meet her. She seemed very happy on that “fancy” bike too… maybe Santa noticed.
Stu, very cool write-up, thanks. I’m sorry I missed the ride.
stu you should have arrived home one minute later. then the post would have been exactly 100% win.
Did anyone notice the picture of Ian flocking in the City Paper? They had a short blurb on bikefest, and they talked about the FOC rides and Nick as the founder.
Yep! I like how he said I was a Pitt grad, and not a Pitt drop-out.
FOC also was mentioned on the Post Gazette Online.
Yeah, my buddy Sean pointed the CP photo out to me. Thought it was a pic of Critical Mass, though. Heh.
So Nick, what’s your over/under on the number of people that will attend this week’s flock all night?
I have no clue. I was astounded by the number at Midnight Mass–most of whom found out abotu the ride through the BikeFest calendar.
I would like to see over 50, all with lights, but who knows…
Anyone else see the article on the ghost bike re-lockup in the Pitt paper? http://pittnews.com/newsstory/memorial-service-held-for-man-killed-in-oakland/
Sometimes I really hate having a last name that is impossible not to mis-spell to pretty much everyone.
If I was able to make the relockup, I probably would have given my name as Mitch Cocklord.
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