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2002-02-13 08:13:04 PM  
Stebain - Yes I am, but I've not said anything that wasn't true.
2002-02-13 08:13:21 PM  
Some of you Farkers are just on here to have fun, that is great. However, when a great musician/entertainer dies, that is a sad moment. Now I am saying some not all, so lets get that straight right now, but its those Knucklehead stupid SOBs out there that don't care about anybody but what society owes them. These IDIOTS don't have the intelligent to learn anything about there parents or there grandparents generation to appreciate anything other than there own selfish wants. I am about 10 years older than most of the listening audience out there, but let me tell you I was taught by my father about his and my grandparents generation. This gives me a greater appreciation for what I have today and for what they gave up. Most of the people my age can tell you who, what, where and why things happened 40 and 50 years ago. Must of you GEN Xers can't think back to last Friday. Example, I was watching the Graduate one day at work, when a GEN XERS came in and said what was that and he never heard of it. God help us. Ya'll are about some uneducated SOBs. Now that I got that out. Waylon and all the old entertainers have more talent in there whole body than all these Knuckleheads entertainer today. Ya'll don't know what entrainment is because ya'll are to stupid. Open a book maybe ya'll might learn something.
2002-02-13 08:13:52 PM  
Well, the sad thing about Aaliyah was that she died very young... doesn't mean I like her music, but whatever.

Btw, I do find it a bit disappointing that even though I'm one of the younger memebers of Fark, I at least have a vague idea about who Waylon Jennings was... Can't name a single song of his, but I could tell you he was a country musician...
2002-02-13 08:14:16 PM  
they don't make em like him anymore

what will Vanilla Ice be like at that age?
2002-02-13 08:15:25 PM  
Why dont YOU open a book if it's such a great idea?

yeah thats what i thought mr big stuff
2002-02-13 08:17:10 PM  
TheReverend68: "You all are some uneducated SOBs" -- Uhh, I hold two bachelors degrees and a masters degree. Who are you calling uneducated?
2002-02-13 08:18:28 PM  
"My favorite musician of all time (SRV) died a while back, and I didnt get all bent out of shape when people didnt bow their heads in mourning."

If there had been online forums like this one in 1990, I'm guessing you would've been more than a little peeved if someone started posting lame crap about SRV like some we're seeing here 10 minutes after you heard he'd died. But I could be wrong...
2002-02-13 08:20:19 PM  
Sad. Waylon was great. Being from Texas, he'd probably drink Lone Star Beer. (good cheap beer)
2002-02-13 08:20:49 PM  
TheReverend68: And for the record, you said "when a great musician/entertainer dies, that is a sad moment." Is this as sad as when someone flies a plane into a building? Opens fire on a group of helpless individuals? Sends a deadly biological weapon through the mail?

It's sad when ANYONE dies.. I think you need to get your priorities straight. Just because someone created music doesnt make their life that much more important. What is worse? When a musician dies, or when a two-year old child loses his parents to a drunk driver?

And even worse, why should someone have to be bullied into feeling bad for a musician dying?
2002-02-13 08:20:52 PM  
TheReverend68 You're making yourself look ignorant.
2002-02-13 08:21:30 PM  
DrBenway: You would be very wrong. I'd just laugh it off.
2002-02-13 08:22:09 PM  
Just two good ole boys,
Never meaning no harm.
Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born.
Straightenin' the curves,
Flattenin' the hills.
Someday the mountain might get 'em but the law never will.
Makin' their wayyyyyy, the only way they know how.
Well, that's just a little bit more than the law will allow.
Just two good ole boys,
Wouldn't change if they could.
Fightin' the system like two modern day Robin Hoods. [Yee-haw]


2002-02-13 08:22:14 PM  
Fark this link for me plz!

2002-02-13 08:23:05 PM  
You want musical talent? You should study some classical music hostory.

That, ladies, is talent.

None of todays musical groups/singers/wackers can match the quality of music that is classical. Not country, rock, rap, electronica, or even that band that plays in that garage you think the child molestor lives in. They don't come close.

Did the classical composers have more talent than Waylon Jennings, Vanilla Ice, and Baltimora? Of course they did, tho I must admit it brings a tear to my eye to admit someone being more skilled than Baltimora.

Nevertheless, this is how it is. As much as I would like to say "Tarzan Boy" is a truly complex work of music, it isn't.

Am I right? I will let you answer that. But let me give you a clue.. The answer is "Yes".
2002-02-13 08:23:11 PM  
I'm downing a shot right now for you Waylon. You were a badass who stood up to the assholes of Nashville. You told them where to stick it when they tried to cookie-cutter you. A country boy will balls AND soul. Here's to you.

And to any in this thread that dissed this brother, screw you. Get a clue. This guy was a frkking rebel way more than you'll EVER be. Read up on this guy, then get back to me. The world's a bit worse of now that he's gone.
2002-02-13 08:27:07 PM  

Right on. Was Waylon part of the whole Merle Haggard Bakersfield, anti-Nashville movement?

p.s. I miss the lady in your profile.
2002-02-13 08:27:36 PM  
Boomslang - old arguement that holds no water. Classical music, in all of its essence, has its history, as influence, etc. Times change. As does music and people's taste. We could list a number of modern musicians that had "complex" music. If that's how you decide what "great" music is.
2002-02-13 08:27:56 PM  
Dear Phxtony,
First of all I said some not all, so if you had read what I wrote then my comments were not directed at you. However since you did not understand what I wrote than maybe you need to go back to school and get a PhD. Plus, I do not think a GEN XER has two bachelors and a masters.
2002-02-13 08:28:05 PM  
Bigpeeler:"his guy was a frkking rebel way more than you'll EVER be." .. what if your goal isn't to be a rebel?
2002-02-13 08:29:50 PM  
Bigpeeler and he took it like a man when they stuck it to him later. You are right.

(Still, I'm not to be bothered by someone coming and saying 'Who?'. Reminds me of when people a generation before me would be upset when I didn't jack off thinking about Glen(n?) Miller)
2002-02-13 08:29:54 PM  
Personally, I think "the day the music died" was the day that Creed signed a major recording deal.
2002-02-13 08:30:49 PM  
TheReverend68 - gen xers are now in their late 20's to mid 30's. Plenty of time to get them degrees.
2002-02-13 08:30:53 PM  
PhxTony You're on your own... Idiota has a much better picture in his profile.
2002-02-13 08:30:53 PM  
"I do not think a GEN XER has two bachelors and a masters. "

TheReverend68: Actually, its quite achievable. Double-majored in college (1993-1997) and picked up my masters a few years later (1998-2000).

And, I dont feel like society owes me anything.
2002-02-13 08:31:08 PM  
Please name a few moderns musicians that have complex music.

I would love that list to be posted, as it would allow me to find some good music in the mass of crap that has been hitting the market lately.
2002-02-13 08:32:12 PM  
and who the fuk are you??? Phxony ??
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2002-02-13 08:32:56 PM  
Yeah, I heard about this in the car.
Sad really.
I got to see him in The Highwaymen tour with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson.
He was cool, he was a genuine storyteller.
God bless him.
2002-02-13 08:32:59 PM  
I think that Waylon had his leg amputated a couple of months back, all connected to this sickness that took him.

I guess that he was sort of like Gustus McRae (Robert Duvall) from Lonesome Dove -- we'll find out who the real country boys are in this threat -- and just couldn't live without it, because the "might've wanted to kick a pig."
2002-02-13 08:33:40 PM  
Vegasj: Sorry to disappoint, this is the only account I have.
2002-02-13 08:33:41 PM  
Im surprised someone like you, who is obviously trying so hard to obtain the appearance of an intelligent person, doesn't see the logic in having a bit of class, decency, and understanding when someone dies. Especially some one who has touched the lives of so many.

you sir are an assface
2002-02-13 08:35:18 PM  

Best Highwayman song that wasn't "Highwayman?"

My vote = America Remains.
2002-02-13 08:36:19 PM  
Dear Phxtony,
The topic was the passing of WJ. But, to answer your question yes, it is a sad day everyday because there is so much suffering and death. However this is still just a mortal life we live to one day to meet our maker.
2002-02-13 08:36:50 PM  
Hartfrog: Im not trying to obtain the appearance of anything, I know my intelligence level and dont need to prove it to anyone -- I only stated my level of education in response to the reverend calling people "uneducated".

And again, see my point that I made to the reverend...I dont see how I should feel any worse about a musician than an average joe who dies and leaves a wife and three kids.. I especially dont feel it's right to pimp YOUR grief on someone who doesnt feel the same pain from the loss of this guy.
2002-02-13 08:37:39 PM  
Slayerswine: ... and I thought I was having a tough time when I said "who cares" when Harrison died! LOL
2002-02-13 08:37:45 PM  
Phxtony -- I'd be willing to bet that SRV was influenced to some degree by Waylon and his other country outlaw brothers. They'll both be missed (by some of us, anyway), but perhaps now they're both jammin' together somewhere.
2002-02-13 08:38:17 PM  
Phxtony: I think you're in the wrong thread. Today's flamebait thread is here.
2002-02-13 08:42:12 PM  
StPickrellI think most Farkers who are up in arms are more up in arms about how someone can go through 15 or more years of life in the USA and have never heard of Waylon Jennings. At least that's what I am annoyed about.

I agree with that. I cannot see how someone could reach their twenties and have no clue about the history of our culture.
("Our" meaning USAn culture)
2002-02-13 08:42:37 PM  
Im pist TF off... Rebug said PBR was cheap beer. Some resteraunt wanted to charge me $5 for one cause it was a microbrew...

PBR tastes the same cold or warm. gotta love it
2002-02-13 08:44:20 PM  
Quickly, someone play one of his songs backwards. I'm pretty sure he'll come back to life.
2002-02-13 08:45:42 PM  
I'm still waiting on that list.
2002-02-13 08:49:01 PM  
Funny thing is, I really don't like country music. At least the crossover tripe the radio pukes out today.

Most of what you here on the radio know what? Screw radio. Radio is no more of a barometer of music today than the Magic Eight Ball can predict a horse race. Music is so manufactured and marketed today, that most fans are simeply reacting to a pavlovian response. They are told they should like a song or a musician, so they do it.

Waylon was around when the whole music scene was forming. At least the 'rock' scene. There were no posers back then like there are now. True musicians are dying breed commercially today and that's a pity. Digitized, sampled and looped are the key words.

Granted, there ARE some people out there staying true to the course, but it takes a discerning listener to find them. And then, you become a voice in the wilderness when you try to talk about them.

Yeah, I'll miss Waylon. I'll miss B.B.King when he dies. And John Prine. Peter Gabriel. Philip Glass. David Byrne. David Bowie. And numerous others. Artists who could actually write, compose, play and weren't afraid to stay the same, or change.

I cruise people's music files when I have my WinMX open and 9 out of 10 have the same diarrhea dripping out of there collections. Mostly rap. Rap can suck my big old dick and I'm proud to say it. It has done irrepairable harm to today's music scene. It's ripped the soul out of music. Poser white boys who think they are hip by listening or worse, playing it are completely delusional.

Waylon, George Harrison and Roy Orbison. The group's almost back together.
2002-02-13 08:49:04 PM  
now this makes for a helluva bad day. Ol' Waylon gives me memories from my childhood that will never be forgotten. I've been playin' one of my favorites from him all day - "I've Always Been Crazy" - if ya look, that was one of my lurks in the forum too.... *snif* I will definitely be tossin' back a fvkload of shots of Jack tonight, in Ol' Waylon's memory... Waylon once sang, "Bob Wills Is Still The King", but I beg to differ - Waylon, you've been the King all along, and heaven's gonna have a hell of a time with you!!!
*plays "I've Always Been Crazy" and chugs a beer*
2002-02-13 08:49:11 PM  
Guys (and gals), I've been hanging around here for quite a while now.... anyone who has seen my posts knows I dont back down from my opinions, even when shiat comes pouring down on me. I dont get all bent out of shape when someone I dont know dies, and if some people take offense to that, too bad.
2002-02-13 08:51:18 PM  
Dear Stebain,
That is the point I was making, that most people in there twenties do not have a clue and then that generation of people miss out.
2002-02-13 08:51:25 PM  
of course the shiat played, generally, on the radio isn't complex... there is no list to provide from pop music.

Wanna list your definition of 'complex'?

10,000 Maniacs

btw, I wouldn't classify country as 'complex' (which is why I ask your definition... not to dispute your def, rather to know what you are asking)

btww: (I like country music. I like WJ & the ilk. I'm not fighting w/anyone about him, rather the demand for solemnity.)
2002-02-13 08:53:12 PM  
If I may say something here, just my opinion.
Phxtony is a good guy who always says what he thinks.
He may not always be right but most of the time he is pretty close.
I just think he needs to remember this:
Don't say anything if it isn't good about a person in an obituary forum.
Just a hint to save you trouble, buddy.
So don't kill him FARKers, he is just a lil' misguided right now.
2002-02-13 08:57:45 PM  
Rev That is the point I was making, that most people in there twenties do not have a clue and then that generation of people miss out.

I went back and reread what you wrote initially. It didn't read like this was what you intended. The message I received from it was "You ignorant SOB GENXER's can read a book or something"(my paraphrase)

You are right. There is much to learn from history (even recent) and culture. No argument from me.

BTW, Your Boobies needed a couple line breaks mixed in for readability.
2002-02-13 08:59:04 PM  
I'm honestly more interested in what you people consider good music.

I picture classical music as being a good example of complex, but while I respect it, I don't really like it much at this point in my life.

Right now I am listening to a lot of Guster. I am honestly not sure if they are complex, but they are good IMO, and that is all that matters to me.

I, personally, am most impressed with classical music, as I just think it is really a credit to the composers to be able to write music for so many different instruments that fits together so nicely.

I am actually glad I have taken a few music history classes in college. Hopefully, I will one day listen to a lot more classical music than I do now..

Anyway, I am rambling, and that's boring. I am mostly interested in what music you are listening to, as I really am trying to find some new music and am hoping I might enjoy the same group or bands as someone else here.

I am really not sure what I mean by complex. I just picture classical music as being complex, due to all the different parts and how they all come together so well to create a great piece of music.

Pop music isn't like this, but it doesn't try to be complex.. So I don't really know what I am looking for.

If you were able to read this far without clicking refresh in the hopes of a new article, I commend you.
2002-02-13 08:59:06 PM  
SLAYERSWINE you forgot about the open gash photos :)
2002-02-13 09:02:29 PM  
"you sir are an assface"

You know, that seems to sum up the signal in all this noise quite nicely.

Phxtony: you seem quite intelligent. You have degrees, after all. You must be brilliant. At some point in your education you must have learned how to present relevant facts in an argument. Your degrees, unless they are related to musical studies (which seems like the kind of thing you would have mentioned), are completely irrelevant. Someone was arguing your lack of education in a musical context.

I, sir, am an assface.
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