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(Salon)   "No more Journey, please," says columnist who can't stand hearing strangers waiting up and down the boulevard their shadows searching in the night.Streetlights, people Livin' just to find emotion, hidin', somewhere in the night   (salon.com) divider line 94
    More: Dumbass, don't stop believin, Lester Bangs, Duran Duran, Neal Schon, keyboard player, REO Speedwagon, rhythm guitarist, David Chase  
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2012-10-27 05:16:40 PM
Just stop.  The White Sox started this as a joke in 2005 (which was cool then, caught on with the fans).  Now its just stupid.  And copycat.
 
2012-10-27 05:36:26 PM
We here in south Detroit love "Don't Stop Believin'"
 
2012-10-27 05:49:38 PM
So I googled "Steve Perry Sucks" and this is what popped up 

oddmanout215.files.wordpress.com 

close enough
 
2012-10-27 06:09:30 PM
You can pry my Journey from my cold, dead, incredibly white hands.
 
2012-10-27 06:29:30 PM

GAT_00: You can pry my Journey from my cold, dead, incredibly white hands.


Any way you want it.
 
2012-10-27 07:06:35 PM
White person concerns.

/Saw Journey in concert. They were awesome.
 
2012-10-27 07:09:47 PM
It's a streetlight people.
 
2012-10-27 07:20:51 PM
News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link
 
2012-10-27 07:27:10 PM

JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link


Yeah, but Journey wasn't exactly a high point, either. It was a baby step on the road to "the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today."
 
2012-10-27 07:27:10 PM
But, but.. that's the way I need it......
 
2012-10-27 07:27:59 PM
Shouldn't have been watching baseball...this wouldn't have been a problem then.
 
2012-10-27 07:28:36 PM

FunkOut: It's a streetlight people.


Don't, stop believin.
 
2012-10-27 07:29:07 PM
Hey comlumnist is you're talking Journey during Steve Perry's reign feel free STFU after you've EABOD. Anything after you would be correct and I agree completely. If anyone needs proof just look at Schon, he's a muthafarkin' nutcase. Ain't now wonder he and Perry couldn't get along anymore.
 
2012-10-27 07:35:33 PM

dejavoodoo64: Hey comlumnist is you're talking Journey during Steve Perry's reign feel free STFU after you've EABOD.

images.wikia.com
WTF AM I READING
 
2012-10-27 07:38:42 PM
That guy was a wicked singer.
 
2012-10-27 07:41:40 PM
www.metalmachine.net
 
2012-10-27 07:44:03 PM
blogs.suntimes.com
 
2012-10-27 07:57:57 PM
That article is a helluva lot of energy to dedicate to something as cheesy as Don't Stop Believing. Me thinks thou doth protest too much, Stephen Deusner.

Anyway, 80s schlock rock is neither as offensive or as nostalgic as many think. It wasn't a good time for memorable music, that's for sure. Journey is not the worst, big, successful band of all time. But they're not very good either.
 
2012-10-27 08:01:33 PM
Hey, I grew up in the Bay Area, so fark you Stephen Douchener! Listening to "Lights" (among many other songs) during a Morrison Planetarium show = Priceless!
 
2012-10-27 08:04:14 PM

sonnyboy11: Anyway, 80s schlock rock is neither as offensive or as nostalgic as many think. It wasn't a good time for memorable music, that's for sure. Journey is not the worst, big, successful band of all time. But they're not very good either.


Considering the quality of musicians that went through that band, they should have been (and were at one point but they didn't sell many records) much better.
 
2012-10-27 08:07:52 PM
"Streetlights. People. Whoa."
 
2012-10-27 08:08:06 PM

vrax: Hey, I grew up in the Bay Area, so fark you Stephen Douchener! Listening to "Lights" (among many other songs) during a Morrison Planetarium show = Priceless!


Or in the 7th inning of a night game at Pac Bell Park
 
2012-10-27 08:12:33 PM
Salon's ridiculous website is still around.

Why does this awful website endure?
 
2012-10-27 08:20:36 PM
"Who will rid me of this meddlesome... website ?
 
2012-10-27 08:36:48 PM

Treygreen13: dejavoodoo64: Hey comlumnist is you're talking Journey during Steve Perry's reign feel free STFU after you've EABOD.
[images.wikia.com image 720x400]
WTF AM I READING


lol I'm a lousy typist anyway and it doesn't help to have pets on your chest and on your lap.
 
2012-10-27 08:39:00 PM

downstairs: Just stop.  The White Sox started this as a joke in 2005 (which was cool then, caught on with the fans).  Now its just stupid.  And copycat.


Over in one. Well said.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:06 PM

Your_Huckleberry: downstairs: Just stop.  The White Sox started this as a joke in 2005 (which was cool then, caught on with the fans).  Now its just stupid.  And copycat.

Over in one. Well said.


A generation ago, White Sox fans also came up with "na na hey hey kiss it goodbye." Which was then copied everywhere for years after it was cool.

So ... White Sox Fans ... Baseball hipsters?
 
2012-10-27 08:55:21 PM

dejavoodoo64: Treygreen13: dejavoodoo64: Hey comlumnist is you're talking Journey during Steve Perry's reign feel free STFU after you've EABOD.
[images.wikia.com image 720x400]
WTF AM I READING

lol I'm a lousy typist anyway and it doesn't help to have pets on your chest and on your lap.


Go on...
 
2012-10-27 08:57:37 PM
Not being from Detroit, I found the statement "there is no South Detroit" confusing.
Okay, so obviously there is no place that is literally labelled "South Detroit", but the idea of a location not having a south is absolutely bonkers to me.
So taking a peek at the Detroit area on Google Maps, I can see that Campus Martius Park, where Woodward Ave and Michigan Ave meet is considered the central point of Detroit, and all areas below it are on a diagonal slant. Okay, so it doesn't have the same sort of far point as the north, east and south, but that still doesn't negate the fact that there is southbound section.

So taken to the literal idea that South is equally between east and west and the opposite direction of north, then "South Detroit" exists as the intersecting point of Civic Center Drive and Atwater St.

This pointless moment of over-anlysis is brought to you by the letter "bored" and the number "I think I'm just gonna smoke a bowl and relax".
 
2012-10-27 09:01:10 PM

Snapper Carr: sonnyboy11: Anyway, 80s schlock rock is neither as offensive or as nostalgic as many think. It wasn't a good time for memorable music, that's for sure. Journey is not the worst, big, successful band of all time. But they're not very good either.

Considering the quality of musicians that went through that band, they should have been (and were at one point but they didn't sell many records) much better.


From a technical standpoint, everyone who has ever been in Journey can certainly play. There's no lack of talent. But there isn't much soul or energy. Just a lot of over emoting about life and chicks. And a lot of wankery on guitar by Neal.
 
2012-10-27 09:31:40 PM

JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link



That.Is.Awesome! Thanks for that, I've seen Jess at a con before, but did not know that this is the band he was in.
 
2012-10-27 09:44:07 PM
This guy must not go to too many weddings. That song is the closer of almost every wedding ever.
 
2012-10-27 09:44:50 PM

SaberTooth08: JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link


That.Is.Awesome! Thanks for that, I've seen Jess at a con before, but did not know that this is the band he was in.


As someone who grew up listening to a lot of '80s music, I wish that that album was still for sale because I'd like to buy a copy for friends. Hell, I don't even own one myself. It's tied up with licensing issues apparently.
My favorite track from the album is "Dreaming of a whole lotta breakfast". Check that one out too. It's an Aerosmith Supertramp Led Zep mixup. Harnell rocks! When I listen to "Shook me like a prayer" I picture Captain Hero singing it because he sounds like he's in that character for most of the song. The whole album is great fun. I recommend finding a torrent for your own enjoyment and buying the album if it ever comes up for sale again.
 
2012-10-27 09:52:45 PM
www.waltsense.com
So let's dance! 
 

/apologize for the ad before the video.
 
2012-10-27 10:05:24 PM
Journey reminds me of being six years old and going for car rides in the countryside with my parents. I fecking love Journey.
 
2012-10-27 10:05:43 PM
You better take that back, because someday, love will find you, break those chains that bind you. One night will remind you.
 
2012-10-27 10:06:45 PM
In other news, Graham Parker and the Rumour release their first new album in 31 years: Link
 
2012-10-27 10:08:17 PM
Aw, man ... I always have mixed emotions towards Journey. Part of me hates them not only because they were THE all time favorites of my scummy ex-SIL, but also because 94.7 FM around here have swapped the 60s hits for them & John Mellencamp ... swear on so many graves, they play DSB every other hour. I still blame The Sopranos enough for that phenom.

[Yeah, I still listen to terrestrial radio. Don't start with me ...]

I also have so many happy memories connected with their albums from the one with "Wheel In The Sky" to Raised On Radio from 1986. They worked hard all those years - 'deed they did.
 
2012-10-27 10:12:22 PM

PeterBeck: Not being from Detroit, I found the statement "there is no South Detroit" confusing.


Came here to make that same comment... Unless everyone has decided to randomly turn all grammar nazi in this singular instance and insist, "It should be southern Detroit."
 
2012-10-27 10:14:13 PM
Really? This is worth greening?

Here is your whole article:

"Why are all these people enjoying Journey and having a good time listening to it?

This makes me angry. I hate people that like things that I do not like."
 
2012-10-27 10:31:09 PM
Journey reminds me of the sibling who liked them most. We all had our favorites.

#1 James Brown, the Sugar Hill Gang and Prince
#2 KISS, Journey, Aerosmith
#3 the Beatles
#4 Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynnette
#5 Black Sabbath, Metallica, Danzing

We watched Lawrence Welk as a family. Our Grandparents would throw in symphonic music: everything from Mozart to Frank Zappa pieces written for an orchestra.They also liked the Oakridge Boys, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, and Driving and Crying. My grandmother was especially fond of Driving and Cryings' I'm Going Straight to Hell.

I just realized I don't have enough music in my life anymore. I need to do something about that.
 
2012-10-27 10:37:57 PM
This article is tearing me apart. Every, Every day. It is seriously tearing me apart, what can I say.
 
2012-10-27 10:45:52 PM
Look, you could see Journey in concert and they could play their music live, sing it live, and it would sound as good or better than the studio recording. There probably aren't three live acts today that can claim that.

So fark you people.
 
2012-10-27 11:04:52 PM

JonZoidberg: News Flash: America has moved from the big boombox to the little white earbuds. We can all vote with our personal listening device. Don't like what's on wherever you are, listen to something else.

Also, by all means, lets trash Journey over the deluge of overproduced and overedited junk that corporations churn out today. Yep, Journey truly is the lowest point of music.

i6.photobucket.com

Check this Journey / Metallica tribute by Rock Sugar: Link

... JESS HARNELL!?

 
2012-10-27 11:06:36 PM
The theory is that no matter how good a party is, it can be made better with "Any Way You Want It" blasting out of a stereo.
 
2012-10-27 11:07:06 PM
www1.pcmag.com

Does not approve.
 
2012-10-27 11:15:39 PM
I saw the current flavor of Journey at our state fair this year, after opening acts Loverboy and Pat Benatar. Journey was totally over the top and cheesy. Neal Schon never played 3 notes when 24 would do, and their Filipino front man channeled Steve Perry with eerie accuracy. It was completely ludicrous and they had the crowd eating out of the palms of their hands the entire time.

I think what the article misses is that the song evokes a deep if vague sense of nostalgia and captures a sense of yearning that's perfectly expressed by the slow buildup and payoff of the tune. Yes, it's cheesy and corporate and calculated, but no one cares after they've had a couple beers and the chorus finally comes in toward the end of the song. There's no way to put "Don't Stop Believin'" back in the bottle at this point; it's like drug-resistant herpes.
 
2012-10-27 11:17:28 PM
Journey is just one of those bands that comes on the radio and instantly makes me change the station. I think it is Steve Perry. Can't stand him. Don't even know why.
 
2012-10-27 11:24:43 PM
A bunch of us were going to a noraebang in South Korea (the Korean version of a karaoke parlor) and almost immediately the first song that was played was Don't Stop Believing. An exasperated South African girl in our group loudly shouted

"Why do Americans and Canadians know ALL the words to Journey songs!"

That still gives me a chuckle to this day.

/csb
 
2012-10-27 11:36:48 PM

GranoblasticMan: PeterBeck: Not being from Detroit, I found the statement "there is no South Detroit" confusing.

Came here to make that same comment... Unless everyone has decided to randomly turn all grammar nazi in this singular instance and insist, "It should be southern Detroit."


I guess that would be like saying in "The Night Chicago Died" they describe growing up in the east side of Chicago which would be Lake Michigan to every Chicagoan I've ever talked to. But you know I've never lived in either so until someone makes a blatantly wrong lyric about Boston, Norfolk or Bremerton I couldn't give an educated opinion about it.

AdolfOliverPanties: Journey is just one of those bands that comes on the radio and instantly makes me change the station. I think it is Steve Perry. Can't stand him. Don't even know why.

Same feelings about "Oh Sherry?"
 
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