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2013-10-05 09:43:41 AM  
Happy Birthday, Maurice.
 
2013-10-05 09:44:49 AM  
Never liked that song. Not even a little.
 
2013-10-05 09:47:00 AM  

GibbyTheMole: Never liked that song. Not even a little.


Yep.  Between that and the wrapped up like a douche into the rubber in the night.
 
2013-10-05 09:47:50 AM  
Never liked that song. Not even a little.

Not me. I love Journey!
 
2013-10-05 09:51:58 AM  
He is an enormous douchebag.
 
2013-10-05 09:52:49 AM  
That guy should start a band.  Now what should he call it....
 
2013-10-05 09:55:58 AM  
Lotsa funky sh*t going down in the city today, I hear.
 
2013-10-05 09:56:57 AM  
Can never forgive him for:

Abra-Abracadabra. I wanna reach out and grab ya.
 
2013-10-05 09:57:15 AM  
time keeps on slippin ...
 
2013-10-05 10:00:03 AM  
When I was MUCH younger, I thought the line was "hippopotamus" of love....

Can't stand "The Joker" these days thanks to the time during my college years when I babysat some friends who were trippin' and one insisted on putting that song on repeat for an hour and a half straight.
 
2013-10-05 10:05:31 AM  

GibbyTheMole: Never liked that song. Not even a little.


I liked it before they split it into two songs...

http://youtu.be/Uu7FBcyyUqw
 
2013-10-05 10:07:41 AM  
Steve Miller making a hit out of Jet Airliner kept its writer, the late awesome Paul Pena, fed on royalties for many years.  Sad that Pena's own version was tied up in label bullcrap for decades, but when you hear the original that Steve found as a demo... who wouldn't want to cover that?
 
2013-10-05 10:10:02 AM  
Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.
 
2013-10-05 10:11:29 AM  

Lawnchair: Steve Miller making a hit out of Jet Airliner kept its writer, the late awesome Paul Pena, fed on royalties for many years.  Sad that Pena's own version was tied up in label bullcrap for decades, but when you hear the original that Steve found as a demo... who wouldn't want to cover that?


Awesome. I had no idea that was a cover.
 
2013-10-05 10:15:21 AM  

b0rg9: GibbyTheMole: Never liked that song. Not even a little.

Yep.  Between that and the wrapped up like a douche into the rubber in the night.


Same here

/big old jed had a lineup, don't carry me too far away
 
2013-10-05 10:23:56 AM  

MFAWG: Lawnchair: Steve Miller making a hit out of Jet Airliner kept its writer, the late awesome Paul Pena, fed on royalties for many years.  Sad that Pena's own version was tied up in label bullcrap for decades, but when you hear the original that Steve found as a demo... who wouldn't want to cover that?

Awesome. I had no idea that was a cover.


On the off-topic, "Genghis Blues", the documentary about Pena learning throat-singing later in life and going over to Tuva (Russian end of Mongolia) is worth watching, even if the film-making is a hair spotty.  I think Netflix has it.
 
2013-10-05 10:34:28 AM  

sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.


Steve Miller took guitar lessons from Les Paul. He knows a lot more than 3 chords.

/Let someone else sing. Steve.
 
2013-10-05 10:44:23 AM  

ghare: sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.

Steve Miller took guitar lessons from Les Paul. He knows a lot more than 3 chords.

/Let someone else sing. Steve.



Steve may have taken lessons from the great Les Paul, but its obvious that he didn't learn anything. Most of Miller's stuff is shiat.
 
2013-10-05 10:46:44 AM  
Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?
 
2013-10-05 10:49:46 AM  
Big ol' wet vagina, too hairy me stay far away.
 
2013-10-05 10:52:31 AM  
From hipster to hip replacement

/Happy birthday, Space Cowboy
 
2013-10-05 10:58:57 AM  

GoodDoctorB: Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?


Of course they do, but you wouldn't have heard of it.
 
2013-10-05 11:17:34 AM  
Les Paul and Steve MIller hung out when Miller was a kid.
Here they are mixing their chops doing Fly Like an Eagle.
 
2013-10-05 11:28:25 AM  
Go'on..take the money and run....hurrrrahhhh
 
2013-10-05 11:29:34 AM  

Krymson Tyde: GoodDoctorB: Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?

Of course they do, but you wouldn't have heard of it.


And if you did like that obscure band no one else likes except one hipster farker, said band would instantly be uncool.

Heading to Swingtown.
 
2013-10-05 11:37:07 AM  
if SM had been born to the average working joe none of us would ever have heard of him. his father was huge in the business and he grew up around top notch pro musicians and people in the business all his life. there's few things better than being completely connected and highly over rated.
 
2013-10-05 11:38:42 AM  
The best part of a SMB show nowadays is Sonny Charles (of the Checkmates). So entertaining!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF-MH3QNxXs
 
2013-10-05 11:43:54 AM  
www.buzzinmusicblog.co.uk
Really loves your peaches.
 
2013-10-05 11:54:48 AM  
The Eagles "Life in the Fast Lane" and Steve Miller Band "Take the Money and Run" are basically the same song. Discuss.
 
2013-10-05 11:54:59 AM  
Steve Miller is still alive? Damn

/he knows 9 chords and 2 scales by now. More than david 'new liver' crosby.
 
2013-10-05 11:55:53 AM  

GoodDoctorB: Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?


Get a load of the new guy
 
2013-10-05 12:00:47 PM  
CSB:

i was in a band many years ago that played a festival at which the SMB had played the night before. flush with cash and a wee bit tipsy, i was ready to "party" after the show. i found a strung out roadie and gave him a $100 bill to go find some columbian marching powder. one of the other guys in my band said, "you idiot! you'll never see that guy again!" an hour later though, the roadie came back out of breath and handed me my c-note, saying, "sorry, dude, the steve miller band did it all."

/true story
//good times
 
2013-10-05 12:04:02 PM  

Krymson Tyde: GoodDoctorB: Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?

Of course they do, but you wouldn't have heard of it.


Jeff Bridges and Arrested Development

That about covers it
 
2013-10-05 12:10:36 PM  
Some people call him the Space Cowboy.

Happy birthday, Maurice!

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'...
 
2013-10-05 12:10:36 PM  

natural316: Krymson Tyde: GoodDoctorB: Christ on a cracker, Farkers, do you like anything?

Of course they do, but you wouldn't have heard of it.

Jeff Bridges and Arrested Development

That about covers it


And Weird Al.
 
2013-10-05 12:30:13 PM  

84Charlie: ghare: sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.

Steve Miller took guitar lessons from Les Paul. He knows a lot more than 3 chords.

/Let someone else sing. Steve.


Steve may have taken lessons from the great Les Paul, but its obvious that he didn't learn anything. Most of Miller's stuff is shiat.


Really? Depends on your definition of "shiat". He knows how to hold back, which I think a lot of people could learn from. Making a good song isn't about wowing people with your chops it's about making different parts work together well, which I think he was pretty good at.
 
2013-10-05 12:42:46 PM  

Lawnchair: MFAWG: Lawnchair: Steve Miller making a hit out of Jet Airliner kept its writer, the late awesome Paul Pena, fed on royalties for many years.  Sad that Pena's own version was tied up in label bullcrap for decades, but when you hear the original that Steve found as a demo... who wouldn't want to cover that?

Awesome. I had no idea that was a cover.

On the off-topic, "Genghis Blues", the documentary about Pena learning throat-singing later in life and going over to Tuva (Russian end of Mongolia) is worth watching, even if the film-making is a hair spotty.  I think Netflix has it.


The Tuvan singer he befriended, Kongar-ol Ondar, died a few months ago.

\chug-a-lug--the strawberry man is making me crazy
 
2013-10-05 12:43:10 PM  
C'mon - it's Steve Miller, not Mozart. The guy served his purpose in his time; I don't remember anyone ever holding him up as musician extraordinaire. He probably has the same adequate musical chops as any of The Beatles, Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson. He made his money, the radio crowd liked his tunes, so OK.

He was better than the Bieber of the Seventies... like, say, Shawn Cassidy or Leif Garrett. He gets a pass from me as mostly harmless.
 
2013-10-05 12:46:05 PM  

SundaesChild: The Eagles without Joe Walsh and Steve Miller Band  are basically the same band, . Discuss.

 
2013-10-05 01:02:28 PM  
Steve Miller serve(d) a great purpose for folks of my generation, and his contributions to the culture will be sorely missed. At some point in your life, usually around the age of 12-or-so, you'll start to develop your own tastes and preferences for things outside of the insulated world of a young child. You start to think independently and make your own decisions and observations. Around this time, your tastes might not be all that refined, but you know what rocks and what sounds good to you, and that's the most important thing. Then, some seemingly random moment, it happens: you're at a party, or hanging out with friends, or listening to the radio, and some fragment of a song catches your ear, and for the first time in your life, that critical spark in your brain fires off, and you think to yourself: "Man....this music farking SUCKS." For 90% of the kids who grew up in the late '70s and '80s that crucial song was something by Steve Miller.
 
2013-10-05 01:11:54 PM  

sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.


You're thinking of George Thorogood, not Steve Miller
 
2013-10-05 01:12:33 PM  

MFAWG: SundaesChild: The Eagles without Joe Walsh and Steve Miller Band  are basically the same band, . Discuss.


Meh. I've always referred to him as "...not bad, at least he's not The Eagles."

/ymmv
 
2013-10-05 01:16:11 PM  
Saw Steve and his band play last summer, and he was great, tight and note-perfect, still, vocals still spot-on as well.  Very energetic show, covered all his expected hits, and a few obscure b-sides. Had a great time and happy I got the opportunity.
 
2013-10-05 01:17:45 PM  

FlashHarry: before. flush with cash and a wee bit tipsy, i was ready to "party" after the show. i found a strung out roadie and gave him a $100 bill to go find some columbian marching powder. one of the other guys in my band said, "you idiot! you'll never see that guy again!" an hour later though, the roadie came back out of breath and handed me my c-note, saying, "sorry, dude, the steve miller band did it all."


Wow. A CSB that is actually interesting. Props, dude.
 
2013-10-05 01:17:58 PM  
For those of you in the SF bay area, he's selling of a chunk of his guitar collection at Guitar Showcase in San Jose. There are some really cool pieces in it.
 
2013-10-05 01:26:45 PM  

wjllope: sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.

You're thinking of George Thorogood, not Steve Miller


Tom Petty makes Steve Miller look like Robert Fripp. I hold 90% of Petty'shiats as being playable by people on Week Two of "Introduction to Your First Guitar".

/not that there's anything wrong with that...but hell's bells, there's a sameness at work.
 
2013-10-05 01:30:30 PM  

Valiente: wjllope: sinanju: Amazing how much money one can make only knowing three chords.

You're thinking of George Thorogood, not Steve Miller

Tom Petty makes Steve Miller look like Robert Fripp. I hold 90% of Petty'shiats as being playable by people on Week Two of "Introduction to Your First Guitar".

/not that there's anything wrong with that...but hell's bells, there's a sameness at work.


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2013-10-05 01:30:50 PM  
Fark you, subby, now I will be hearing that song in my head for ours.

/but at least it crowded up "Who Let The Dogs Out."
//,,,oh shiat, it's back!
 
2013-10-05 01:51:23 PM  
I thought he'd be in a mental institute by now from all the Jungle Love
 
2013-10-05 03:19:35 PM  

Badafuco: I thought he'd be in a mental institute by now from all the Jungle Love


O E O E O
 
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