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2020-07-12 3:35:45 PM  
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2020-07-12 3:36:32 PM  
Country crooner? Uh, ok.
 
2020-07-12 3:42:12 PM  
Hey Darius. 

Call me. 

Love,
Tudorgurl
 
2020-07-12 4:19:18 PM  
Oh God, a Hootie song was playing at my grocery store today. I wanted to reach through the speaker and punch him in the throat. Not everything about the 1990s was better.
 
2020-07-12 5:28:04 PM  
"Consciously uncouple"

Lawyer doublespeak at its finest.


/ Sorry it met its end
 
2020-07-12 6:15:24 PM  

tudorgurl: Hey Darius. 

Call me. 

Love,
Tudorgurl


Really? Dude looks like Clarence Thomas and had some of the most annoying tunes of the '90s.
 
2020-07-12 6:46:32 PM  

Mugato: tudorgurl: Hey Darius. 

Call me. 

Love,
Tudorgurl

Really? Dude looks like Clarence Thomas and had some of the most annoying tunes of the '90s.


The heart wants what it wants... :) 

Seriously, though, when i was in college, I interviewed HatB several times for our college paper (they came through DFW quite a bit and were popular). They were all really nice guys and always allowed me backstage for their concerts when they were in town. I still have my autographed poster they gave me the last time I interviewed them. I even got to sing soundcheck with them (it was my second time to interview them) once (one song, but still...SO much fun!). He even said I had a nice voice. 

Look, they're not your cup of tea. That's cool. But he really is a pretty cool dude as are the rest of the band (Sonny was the coolest!).
 
2020-07-12 6:49:15 PM  
tudorgurl:

Look, they're not your cup of tea. That's cool. But he really is a pretty cool dude as are the rest of the band (Sonny was the coolest!).

Well you probably have a shot. On the 1990s tip I'd go for Shirley Manson if she was available.
 
2020-07-12 7:12:58 PM  
Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.
 
2020-07-12 7:31:02 PM  

tudorgurl: Mugato: tudorgurl: Hey Darius. 

Call me. 

Love,
Tudorgurl

Really? Dude looks like Clarence Thomas and had some of the most annoying tunes of the '90s.

The heart wants what it wants... :) 

Seriously, though, when i was in college, I interviewed HatB several times for our college paper (they came through DFW quite a bit and were popular). They were all really nice guys and always allowed me backstage for their concerts when they were in town. I still have my autographed poster they gave me the last time I interviewed them. I even got to sing soundcheck with them (it was my second time to interview them) once (one song, but still...SO much fun!). He even said I had a nice voice. 

Look, they're not your cup of tea. That's cool. But he really is a pretty cool dude as are the rest of the band (Sonny was the coolest!).


What kinds of milk and tea did they have in their backstage bashes?

I kid.
 
2020-07-12 8:08:55 PM  

TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.


They sold 20 millions copies of their debut album. Seriously. That thing was utterly humongous in 1995. It was practically omnipotent.
 
2020-07-12 9:02:35 PM  
I guess he didn't really wanna be with her
 
2020-07-12 9:04:55 PM  
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"Where's that music coming from?"

 
2020-07-12 9:05:52 PM  

TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.


Dude, they were so much bigger than The Kingston Trio.
 
2020-07-12 9:12:37 PM  

hobnail: Country crooner? Uh, ok.


He's had a surprisingly successful time as exactly that.
 
2020-07-12 9:13:18 PM  
She's like a pretty Celine Dion.

/got nothing else
 
2020-07-12 9:15:16 PM  
Darius Rucker has turned into Ben Carson.
 
2020-07-12 9:17:31 PM  
Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.
 
2020-07-12 9:17:50 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I guess he didn't really wanna be with her


She must not have held his hand.
He'll have to just let her cry.
 
2020-07-12 9:22:39 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

They sold 20 millions copies of their debut album. Seriously. That thing was utterly humongous in 1995. It was practically omnipotent.


As someone who was playing in bar bands at that point in time, yeah it was everywhere.....and it was sheer hell.....an absolute triumph pf mediocrity.

Limp Bizkit is sitting on 40 million albums sold.  That doesn't mean we have to look back on it and give it more reverence than it actually deserves.
 
2020-07-12 9:23:27 PM  

TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.


I was at the hotel next door to his wedding at Myrtle Beach back in the 90s, or so I was told
 
2020-07-12 9:24:44 PM  

henryhill: Darius Rucker has turned into Ben Carson.


Darius Tucker was always Ben Carson.
 
2020-07-12 9:24:47 PM  

henryhill: Darius Rucker has turned into Ben Carson.


I thought the same thing.

//be the one and I will wait were great hootie songs
 
2020-07-12 9:28:37 PM  
Rucker? Damn near killed her.
 
2020-07-12 9:44:25 PM  
I guess they come from different worlds...
 
2020-07-12 9:48:39 PM  

Mugato: Oh God, a Hootie song was playing at my grocery store today. I wanted to reach through the speaker and punch him in the throat. Not everything about the 1990s was better.


I once heard a techno remix of a Hootie song on the radio and I thought "Who the fark is this for??"
 
2020-07-12 9:56:01 PM  

FreeLawyer: henryhill: Darius Rucker has turned into Ben Carson.

Darius Tucker was always Ben Carson.


Is that why Carson is always so sleepy?  I guess touring would be pretty exhausting.
 
2020-07-12 9:57:12 PM  
She left him because of crying over dolphins.
 
2020-07-12 9:57:56 PM  

Skarekrough: Straight Outta Wells Branch: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

They sold 20 millions copies of their debut album. Seriously. That thing was utterly humongous in 1995. It was practically omnipotent.

As someone who was playing in bar bands at that point in time, yeah it was everywhere.....and it was sheer hell.....an absolute triumph pf mediocrity.

Limp Bizkit is sitting on 40 million albums sold.  That doesn't mean we have to look back on it and give it more reverence than it actually deserves.


That was my fault. I was drinking on amazon and bought 3 limp biscuits albums.

/my bad
 
2020-07-12 9:58:28 PM  
Skarekrough:

With durst being A&R while forming LB

He sold out

He made others sell out

His lyrics have no deeper meaning than anything gene Simmons or Mike love wrote

At least nickleback are honest on their songwriting process

fark durst
 
2020-07-12 9:59:45 PM  
Guess now the Dolphins won't make him cry.
 
2020-07-12 10:00:07 PM  

TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.


Darius Rucker is not Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish.
 
2020-07-12 10:06:20 PM  

VisualiseThis: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

Darius Rucker is not Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish.


--
Oh I know this. "Hootie" and "Blowfish" are actual people that are friends of the band. I don't know if they'll necessarily own those nicknames but "Hootie" was this one guy with thick glasses and I guess looked like an owl, and "Blowfish" was this other dude with big, puffy cheeks.
 
2020-07-12 10:14:45 PM  

AeAe: VisualiseThis: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

Darius Rucker is not Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish.

--
Oh I know this. "Hootie" and "Blowfish" are actual people that are friends of the band. I don't know if they'll necessarily own those nicknames but "Hootie" was this one guy with thick glasses and I guess looked like an owl, and "Blowfish" was this other dude with big, puffy cheeks.


You win one free internet.
 
2020-07-12 10:15:49 PM  
FTFA:
"Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other."

Me, reading between the lines:
"However, one of us would like to Fark someone else"
 
2020-07-12 10:18:09 PM  
Fun Fact: The dolphins he refers to in that song are the actual Miami Dolphins. He said as much in one of those NFL Films docs.
 
2020-07-12 10:20:59 PM  

NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.


Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me
 
2020-07-12 10:35:10 PM  

The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me


Thank you. Fellow Gen X'er here & yes that pretty much nailed what I was saying above.
 
2020-07-12 10:47:23 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

They sold 20 millions copies of their debut album. Seriously. That thing was utterly humongous in 1995. It was practically omnipotent.


If you were a teenager or in your 20s in the mid-90s, you ended up with copies of Cracked Rear View and Jagged Little Pill, whether you remembered buying them or not.
 
2020-07-12 10:50:22 PM  

The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me


I was too busy listening to some rotation of Nirvana, Dr Dre and They Might Be Giants.
 
2020-07-12 10:52:00 PM  

The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me


Bands like Hootie, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the Gin Blossoms filled a necessary void in 90s rock. Grunge was taking over, but the lion's share of the songs were just dreary.

Hootie and the lighter pop-rock bands filled the gap that party hair metal bands had left behind. Not every record has to be an expression of the band's inner turmoils. Sometimes, you just want an album you can put on, grab a beer, and just enjoy.
 
2020-07-12 10:56:49 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: hobnail: Country crooner? Uh, ok.

He's had a surprisingly successful time as exactly that.


Marty Robbins was a crooner. George Jones was a crooner.  Roger Miller.  Hell, I'll even spot you Randy Travis.

Darius Rucker is a no-talent assclown, regardless of what genre he's working in.
 
2020-07-12 11:01:16 PM  

stoli n coke: The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me

Bands like Hootie, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the Gin Blossoms filled a necessary void in 90s rock. Grunge was taking over, but the lion's share of the songs were just dreary.

Hootie and the lighter pop-rock bands filled the gap that party hair metal bands had left behind. Not every record has to be an expression of the band's inner turmoils. Sometimes, you just want an album you can put on, grab a beer, and just enjoy.


And lightning crashed
 
2020-07-12 11:22:53 PM  

The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me


Your comment made me realize that my music playlist is frozen in 90s music, but especially stuff from 1994. Dookie, Superunknown, Purple, Live Through This, Sixteen Stone, and Bedtime Stories (Madonna's best album).
 
2020-07-12 11:30:24 PM  

AuralArgument: With durst being A&R while forming LB


Eh, not quite.

He got to be VP on A&R after Three Dollar Bill Y'all came out.

I may hate the band but the guy had hustle.  Hilariously when they were touring with Korn (prior to recording) they ended up at a strip club I was bouncing at and handed out their demo tapes to all the dancers.

Most of them ended up in the trash.  I snagged one and totally forgot I had it until their second album came out.

Seriously...who shows up at a strip club and hands out demo tapes?
 
2020-07-12 11:31:56 PM  
Never owned a hootie album, but I did buy this when it came out, and played it often. No regrets.

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise - Once Upon A Time
Youtube z8r5wg671q0
 
2020-07-13 1:07:34 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: TomDooley: Is the "Sad" tag for how subby how knows A.  Who Darius Rucker is and B. That he is the Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish  Because all I know is Hootie some crappy band everyone makes fun of.  Like Nickleback.

They sold 20 millions copies of their debut album. Seriously. That thing was utterly humongous in 1995. It was practically omnipotent.


Well, if I was omnipotent, a wife like that would cure it.
 
2020-07-13 1:19:26 AM  

hobnail: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: hobnail: Country crooner? Uh, ok.

He's had a surprisingly successful time as exactly that.

Marty Robbins was a crooner. George Jones was a crooner.  Roger Miller.  Hell, I'll even spot you Randy Travis.

Darius Rucker is a no-talent assclown, regardless of what genre he's working in.


Alright, it's a fair cop.  I was using "crooner" in a seriously generic sense there.  Country isn't my thing unless you go back to Bluegrass, with a few oddball exceptions like old Kinky Friedman - but I gotta say that Darius... well if it's a choice between him or some of this nu-country arena rock bullshiat... bring on the Blowfish.  If there's any sort of decent alternative choice?  Well no.

/Kinky's gotten weird as he got older
 
2020-07-13 1:24:32 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: hobnail: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: hobnail: Country crooner? Uh, ok.

He's had a surprisingly successful time as exactly that.

Marty Robbins was a crooner. George Jones was a crooner.  Roger Miller.  Hell, I'll even spot you Randy Travis.

Darius Rucker is a no-talent assclown, regardless of what genre he's working in.

Alright, it's a fair cop.  I was using "crooner" in a seriously generic sense there.  Country isn't my thing unless you go back to Bluegrass, with a few oddball exceptions like old Kinky Friedman - but I gotta say that Darius... well if it's a choice between him or some of this nu-country arena rock bullshiat... bring on the Blowfish.  If there's any sort of decent alternative choice?  Well no.

/Kinky's gotten weird as he got older


Self reply and all but I realized that that slashie didn't quite make sense.  Lemme fix that.

/Kinky's gotten even weirder, and in different ways since he got older
 
2020-07-13 5:02:31 AM  

The Bunyip: NeoCortex42: Cracked Rear View is a good album.

Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's a fun, chill listen now and then.

Exactly. It's hard to listen to that in 2020 without realizing what the radio music scene was like in 1994, especially that summer - which was a perfect time for that album (ask your parents) to drop.  1994 was "Come out and Play" by The Offspring, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, "Liar" by the Rollins Band. When "Hold My Hand" came out, it was such a different direction at the time (as I recall). It was like someone was opening the blinds and a little light was coming in. I saw them play a double show in NYC with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and I'd do it again because it was just a good damn show.

/1994 was also the year of Lisa Loeb's "Stay"
// If all this made sense, congrats - you're a Gen Xer like me
/// Time why you punish me


I remember 1994. I made job site radios have "accidents".  Damn near nothing you could find on commercial mainstream radio was worth a shiat. Although now that I think about it, I suppose that's been true for the majority of my life.
 
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