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2013-10-16 12:49:27 PM
Brilliant. Nice find, subby. +1
 
2013-10-16 12:50:48 PM
P.S. There are two other Marty Robbins songs related to "El Paso". Neither is as good as the first, but interesting from a Breaking Bad standpoint.
 
2013-10-16 01:54:29 PM
I'm partial to the Faustian 12 Step Program theory myself.
 
2013-10-16 01:56:01 PM
The El Paso album cover where Marty Robbins is dressed all in black and reaching for his holstered six shooter is pretty groovy but the one where Bo Diddley is about to reach down and pull his crazy looking guitar out of the dirt on Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger is probably my favorite cowboy mythology album cover.  Graphics aside, they are both great albums.
 
2013-10-16 02:12:14 PM

brap: The El Paso album cover where Marty Robbins is dressed all in black and reaching for his holstered six shooter is pretty groovy but the one where Bo Diddley is about to reach down and pull his crazy looking guitar out of the dirt on Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger is probably my favorite cowboy mythology album cover.  Graphics aside, they are both great albums.


My dad had that album, Gunfighter Ballads.  Oddly enough the background color was pink.  As a kid I recall staring at it endlessly....always thought it was quite simply the greatest album cover in existence.

And DAMNATION, the songs on that record *rule*.  Big Iron...Cool Water....Billy the Kid...The Master's Call...farking *brilliant* stuff.

Never saw the show, but if Breaking Bad is even .001% as influential over the long run as El Paso, then the makers can call themselves successful.  I mean, the Grateful Dead did the song for decades....and I love and respect Garcia, but Grady Martin's original background guitar on El Paso can never be topped.  The opening riff on that song is one of most tasteful chops in guitar history, not to mention all the chops that follow it throughout the song.
 
2013-10-16 02:15:31 PM
Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.
 
2013-10-16 02:17:31 PM
That is Oz-Far Side of the Moon level of synergy search there.   And, it pretty much works.
 
2013-10-16 02:25:46 PM

rikdanger: Brilliant. Nice find, subby. +1


Seriously, that was great.  Deserves main page.

Thanks, subby.
 
2013-10-16 02:26:29 PM
INB4  "The show is over stop farking making Breaking bad threads"  guy
 
2013-10-16 02:31:49 PM
HE'S DEAD. STOP MAKING MARTY ROBBINS THREADS!
 
2013-10-16 02:34:36 PM

mentallo69: INB4  "The show is over stop farking making Breaking bad threads"  guy


Inb4 the guy who says why isn't the topic about Low Winter Sun instead.
 
2013-10-16 02:35:05 PM

mentallo69: INB4  "The show is over stop farking making Breaking bad threads"  guy


Today, that guy is played by mentallo69.  Let's all give him a hand!
 
2013-10-16 02:39:48 PM

When somebody in an entertainment industry does something truly amazing enough, that isn't just the greatest thing in a given year but that actually raises the bar forever on what its whole category of accomplishment should be, merely giving them an award or even lots of awards (e.g. a pile of Emmys) doesn't suffice. No, something needs to be renamed in that person's honor.

With this in mind, I propose that the narrow walkway between seating sections in the Emmy auditorium that the winners walk down to reach the stage and accept their statuette and give their acceptance speech should now be forever renamed in Vince's honor, as:

"Gilligan's Aisle."
 
2013-10-16 02:43:14 PM

COMALite J: When somebody in an entertainment industry does something truly amazing enough, that isn't just the greatest thing in a given year but that actually raises the bar forever on what its whole category of accomplishment should be, merely giving them an award or even lots of awards (e.g. a pile of Emmys) doesn't suffice. No, something needs to be renamed in that person's honor.

With this in mind, I propose that the narrow walkway between seating sections in the Emmy auditorium that the winners walk down to reach the stage and accept their statuette and give their acceptance speech should now be forever renamed in Vince's honor, as:⇒         " ⇐


You make me wish there was a groan button.
 
2013-10-16 02:56:00 PM

Grapple: mentallo69: INB4  "The show is over stop farking making Breaking bad threads"  guy

Today, that guy is played by mentallo69.  Let's all give him a hand!


bows! thank you.... thank you.. you are so kind .I'd like to dedicate this moment to your mother. Fark her
 
2013-10-16 03:00:42 PM
Beautiful and brilliant!

Great find,  Subby McAwesome.
 
2013-10-16 03:18:00 PM
Also the phrase "maybe tomorrow" appears in the song and Walt repeats the phrase twice when he aborts his trek to town in NH
 
2013-10-16 03:18:57 PM

ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.


Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.
 
2013-10-16 03:19:05 PM
Bonnie are you subby?
 
2013-10-16 03:23:28 PM
Heh, I sing that song to my daughter at bedtime.
 
2013-10-16 03:32:37 PM
Has anyone done a Dexter version yet?


www.jpgr.co.uk
 
2013-10-16 03:35:08 PM

dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.


Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.
 
2013-10-16 03:46:05 PM

COMALite J: When somebody in an entertainment industry does something truly amazing enough, that isn't just the greatest thing in a given year but that actually raises the bar forever on what its whole category of accomplishment should be, merely giving them an award or even lots of awards (e.g. a pile of Emmys) doesn't suffice. No, something needs to be renamed in that person's honor.

With this in mind, I propose that the narrow walkway between seating sections in the Emmy auditorium that the winners walk down to reach the stage and accept their statuette and give their acceptance speech should now be forever renamed in Vince's honor, as:⇒ "Gilligan's Aisle." ⇐


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-16 03:50:25 PM

doofusss: Bonnie are you subby?


Sorry, no.  Just me.

I saw it and thought it was great.
 
2013-10-16 04:01:20 PM

ristst: dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.

Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.



I knew what you meant, as it's a very interesting (if ultimately untrue/unintended) way of viewing the final episode. The scene with Walt in the car where 'El Paso' plays over the stereo can be seen as the beginning of a dream, wherein Walt gets his revenge on those who've wronged him, and is able to make peace (in a way) with his family.
 
2013-10-16 04:25:47 PM

Loomy: ristst: dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.

Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.


I knew what you meant, as it's a very interesting (if ultimately untrue/unintended) way of viewing the final episode. The scene with Walt in the car where 'El Paso' plays over the stereo can be seen as the beginning of a dream, wherein Walt gets his revenge on those who've wronged him, and is able to make peace (in a way) with his family.


Great. Now some asshole will write a multi-page blog about how the only POSSIBLE way to view the final episode is that it's Walt's dying dream, and a bunch of other assholes will link to it saying "Anyone who doesn't agree with this is a tard".
 
2013-10-16 04:31:53 PM
Marty Robins is farking awesome.   I have Gunfighter Ballads on vinyl, and I'm afraid of wearing it out.
 
2013-10-16 04:33:19 PM

ristst: brap: The El Paso album cover where Marty Robbins is dressed all in black and reaching for his holstered six shooter is pretty groovy but the one where Bo Diddley is about to reach down and pull his crazy looking guitar out of the dirt on Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger is probably my favorite cowboy mythology album cover.  Graphics aside, they are both great albums.

My dad had that album, Gunfighter Ballads.  Oddly enough the background color was pink.  As a kid I recall staring at it endlessly....always thought it was quite simply the greatest album cover in existence.

And DAMNATION, the songs on that record *rule*.  Big Iron...Cool Water....Billy the Kid...The Master's Call...farking *brilliant* stuff.

Never saw the show, but if Breaking Bad is even .001% as influential over the long run as El Paso, then the makers can call themselves successful.  I mean, the Grateful Dead did the song for decades....and I love and respect Garcia, but Grady Martin's original background guitar on El Paso can never be topped.  The opening riff on that song is one of most tasteful chops in guitar history, not to mention all the chops that follow it throughout the song.


userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-10-16 04:35:10 PM
"El Paso" is a great song, and I'm really curious to see this video, but I just started Breaking Bad.  I'm only a few episodes into the second season.  I've managed to miss spoilers for the most part.
 
2013-10-16 04:45:56 PM

Hebalo: Loomy: ristst: dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.

Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.


I knew what you meant, as it's a very interesting (if ultimately untrue/unintended) way of viewing the final episode. The scene with Walt in the car where 'El Paso' plays over the stereo can be seen as the beginning of a dream, wherein Walt gets his revenge on those who've wronged him, and is able to make peace (in a way) with his family.

Great. Now some asshole will write a multi-page blog about how the only POSSIBLE way to view the final episode is that it's Walt's dying dream, and a bunch of other assholes will link to it saying "Anyone who doesn't agree with this is a tard".



Not quite what you dreaded, but I'm sure some twat read this piece, and went to town writing just what you thought they might...
 
2013-10-16 05:39:50 PM

Hebalo: Loomy: ristst: dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.

Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.


I knew what you meant, as it's a very interesting (if ultimately untrue/unintended) way of viewing the final episode. The scene with Walt in the car where 'El Paso' plays over the stereo can be seen as the beginning of a dream, wherein Walt gets his revenge on those who've wronged him, and is able to make peace (in a way) with his family.

Great. Now some asshole will write a multi-page blog about how the only POSSIBLE way to view the final episode is that it's Walt's dying dream, and a bunch of other assholes will link to it saying "Anyone who doesn't agree with this is a tard".


Tell me about it. At the IMDB, I am still arguing with assfaces who insist that Jessie shot Gale. Excuse me? Who did Gus Fring kill in revenge for Gale's death? It was Victor. Who's face was it on the wanted poster in the police station? It was Victor. Victor killed Gale. Case closed.

But some people keep insisting on submitting further proof of their own idiocy even though the jury has rendered their verdict weeks ago.
 
2013-10-16 06:29:26 PM

RatMaster999: I'm only a few episodes into the second season.  I've managed to miss spoilers for the most part.


Breaking Bad threads are pretty much fair game now. I'd avoid them until you finish up.

/I had a major event spoiled by me by a farking morning radio show. Douchebags...
 
2013-10-16 06:53:19 PM

gunga galunga: Hebalo: Loomy: ristst: dletter: ristst: Forgot to add...one the greatest parts of El Paso is the ending, where it's unclear if Felina has found the dying narrator or it's all a halluncination.

Not sure if you really meant you've never seen the show, or we just got trolled with the "It was Hal dreaming!" fake-ending reference.

Never saw the show...so any trolling was purely unintentional.  But the song really doesn't make it clear if the final scene is actually happening or is just the dream of a dying man.


I knew what you meant, as it's a very interesting (if ultimately untrue/unintended) way of viewing the final episode. The scene with Walt in the car where 'El Paso' plays over the stereo can be seen as the beginning of a dream, wherein Walt gets his revenge on those who've wronged him, and is able to make peace (in a way) with his family.

Great. Now some asshole will write a multi-page blog about how the only POSSIBLE way to view the final episode is that it's Walt's dying dream, and a bunch of other assholes will link to it saying "Anyone who doesn't agree with this is a tard".

Tell me about it. At the IMDB, I am still arguing with assfaces who insist that Jessie shot Gale. Excuse me? Who did Gus Fring kill in revenge for Gale's death? It was Victor. Who's face was it on the wanted poster in the police station? It was Victor. Victor killed Gale. Case closed.

But some people keep insisting on submitting further proof of their own idiocy even though the jury has rendered their verdict weeks ago.


Jesse did shoot Gale.  WTF are you talking about?
 
2013-10-16 06:58:25 PM
Oh wow something else about Breaking Bad on Fark. Crazy.
 
2013-10-16 07:05:28 PM
Great find, subs.  Thanks for reminding me there is nothing on tv to watch anymore.
 
2013-10-16 07:10:25 PM

Need a Dispenser Here: /I had a major event spoiled by me by a farking morning radio show. Douchebags...


Was it 9/11?
 
2013-10-16 07:22:58 PM
My favorite Marty Robbins song is The Master's Call but pretty much the entire Gunfighter Ballads album is just fantastic.
 
2013-10-16 07:23:50 PM
Robbins' song "Fellina" leaves no doubt that she found the dying young cowboy.
 
2013-10-16 07:29:45 PM

Crudbucket: Need a Dispenser Here: /I had a major event spoiled by me by a farking morning radio show. Douchebags...

Was it 9/11?


Haha, I was referring to Breaking Bad, but whatever.

Csb: my birthday breakfast was spoiled by 9/11 though. People always comment that it must suck to have that as my birthday. I couldn't care less.
 
2013-10-16 07:38:34 PM

Wise_Guy: WTF are you talking about?



He was, ironically coincidentally enough, being a wise guy.

Now, had he been wondering how Lydia didn't recognize that raggedy ricin cigarette among the rest of her smokes, then we'd be talkin'!
 
2013-10-16 07:40:05 PM

Loomy: Wise_Guy: WTF are you talking about?


He was, ironically coincidentally enough, being a wise guy.

Now, had he been wondering how Lydia didn't recognize that raggedy ricin cigarette among the rest of her smokes, then we'd be talkin'!


Oh.

i.imgur.com.
 
2013-10-16 07:44:05 PM
that was cool
 
2013-10-17 12:46:49 AM

Need a Dispenser Here: RatMaster999: I'm only a few episodes into the second season.  I've managed to miss spoilers for the most part.

Breaking Bad threads are pretty much fair game now. I'd avoid them until you finish up.

/I had a major event spoiled by me by a farking morning radio show. Douchebags...


Smerconish?
 
2013-10-17 09:47:11 AM
Very nice!!
 
2013-10-17 12:39:01 PM
The Badlands of New Mexico were called "Mal Paiso" in Spanish, IIRC.  Bad stepping for horses or human feet, due to the jagged volcanic rocks.
 
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