January 30, 2013

Netflix Has Some Recommendations for You
— Ace

From UCB, via @slublog.

And as a funny thing, Adam Carolla on why he hates John Lennon, via Ed Driscoll and Kathy Shaidle.

Worth a listen.

Oh and rather than taking the time to look up what it is, here's NASA's live launch of the TDRS-K.

It's a new satellite. 2:50 to launch.



Posted by: Ace at 03:42 PM | Comments (144)
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1 I knew that wouldn't last.

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 03:43 PM (/1U3u)

2 STOP GIVING AWAY YOUR GOOD SHIT TO BREITBART, ACE

That Frum post was gold, and you're wasting it on those heathens.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 03:44 PM (/COnL)

3 Take that CAC!

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2013 03:44 PM (9XBK2)

4 2 Yeah,that was hilarious.I love his commentary on the profile picture too.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2013 03:45 PM (9XBK2)

5 So, what does Carolla have to say about Senator Menendez? And why is he named after a cheapass Toyota?

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 03:46 PM (/1U3u)

6 It looks just like a telefunkin U-47.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 03:46 PM (7xPCu)

7 I don't like John Lennon because his solo career was actually pretty shitty and overrated. 

Meanwhile Paul McCartney's was, as it turns out, wildly underappreciated.

But All Things Must Pass is still the greatest solo Beatles album.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 03:47 PM (/COnL)

8 Are we launching Opie Carney into space?  Please.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:47 PM (UOM48)

9

 

Are we in the woodchipper? Cause sheet is flying everywhere.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 03:47 PM (1Y+hH)

10 I own the damned Woodchipper of Doom.  Don't you idiots dare credit it to Ace.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:48 PM (UOM48)

11 I hate the his Christmas song for exactly the same reason. It is depressing. I would much prefer to hear Christmas at K-Mart.

Posted by: sTevo at January 30, 2013 03:49 PM (VMcEw)

12 I used to launch TDRS-K's at Camp David, all the time.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 30, 2013 03:49 PM (LCRYB)

13 The first spacecraft in the next generation of space communications is ready to take its place in NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, or TDRS. I had to launch some TURDS earlier today, too.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 03:50 PM (7xPCu)

14 I just want to know who the bitch is at Breitbart who has my moniker.  I'll cut her, I will!

I had to register under the gentle name, IslandJane.

I hate it so badly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:50 PM (UOM48)

15 Have to go down to see a launch one of these days......

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 30, 2013 03:50 PM (FIDMq)

16

 

Um, yes Ma'am. Are we in Jane's woodchipper I should say.

 

 

ahem...

 

 

*runs*

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 03:50 PM (1Y+hH)

17 Awesome! Just made it in time to see the launch. They're even more fun being  there, though.


Posted by: West at January 30, 2013 03:50 PM (vEjs1)

18 I heard the new satellite's original name was TENYKS. Meh. Nothing to worry about.

Posted by: CAC at January 30, 2013 03:51 PM (AP/jN)

19 I'll gladly rent out the Woodchipper of Doom to alexthechick....for a fee.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:51 PM (UOM48)

20 I give Lennon credit for "Instant Karma!" though.  That's one fuckin' epic rock single.  John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is a pretty great minimalist myth-discarding album, too, although it's way too overrated by the music press.

And there are a couple of good songs spread out among Walls And Bridges, Mind Games, Imagine, and Double Fantasy.  A few.  "#9 Dream," "I Know (I Know)," "Oh Yoko," "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier."  A few. 

But toss the rest back in the latrine and give me Ram, or Band On The Run, or Tug Of War, or even the weird Devo-esque art-rock of McCartney II for that matter.  (That's an amazingly daring album that was savaged at the time but would be hailed as an avant-garde, subversive masterpiece if it had come from anyone not named Paul McCartney.)

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 03:54 PM (/COnL)

21 not a fan of the beatles....but i like ringo and liked george......

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 30, 2013 03:54 PM (GVxQo)

22

Tell that TARDIS to take off, eh.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 30, 2013 03:55 PM (7zeCD)

23 Speaking of movies, I'm watching Iron Lady. A half hour in and I've already had to fight back tears.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2013 03:56 PM (piMMO)

24

 

*dives off cliff like Steve McQueen with poison dart in neck*

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 03:56 PM (1Y+hH)

25 CAC post stomping in 3..2..

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 03:56 PM (/1U3u)

26 First stage separation, second stage ignition, and payload fairing separation. Looks good so far. The Centaur second stage burn will last 14 minutes. As with all rockets, the first stage booster is the largest and most powerful part, but the second stage burns longer and provides most of the acceleration to orbital velocity.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 03:56 PM (sdi6R)

27 Tornado warning for us here in Savannah.  Yay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:57 PM (UOM48)

28

Clear night  for a  good  launch live from Casa Backwardio.

 

It looked like it went up so far and then stopped. Way cool.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 03:57 PM (+z4pE)

29 I like this "Woodchipper of DOOM"

They were running one about four blocks from my house today, clearing limbs from power lines. They were pushing whole trees through this thing. I think you could grind a Buick in one if you had an operator to shove it in.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 30, 2013 03:57 PM (4Mv1T)

30 i used to have an avatar at breitbart, when i signed on today i was the generic grey man.....how do i fix that?

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (GVxQo)

31 Anyone know if the TDRSS ground terminal is still using VAX clusters for satellite control and telemetry? They were through at least 1999.

Posted by: John Titor at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (uGQaX)

32 29 I like this "Woodchipper of DOOM" They were running one about four blocks from my house today, clearing limbs from power lines. They were pushing whole trees through this thing. I think you could grind a Buick in one if you had an operator to shove it in. Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 30, 2013 08:57 PM (4Mv1T) That sounds like more fun than a flamethrower!

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (7xPCu)

33 Excuse me, is the Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-money Skankathon?

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (/1U3u)

34 It was Adam Carrolla on the grassy knoll outside the Dakota.

Posted by: zsasz at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (MMC8r)

35 Stay safe, Jane

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (piMMO)

36 Not being a fan of The Beatles is like saying "I'm not a fan of melody, harmony, songcraft, or production skill."

I mean, I guess that someone could still be into music and not be into those things (maybe love hardcore, or hip-hop, or whatever).  But it's hard to understand.  I mean, it's The Beatles, for chrissakes.  Toss out EVERY ONE of their singles or "radio" hits, if you want.  You still have the greatest discography in all of rock history. 

I don't even listen to them anymore.  They're not in my Top Five favorite bands at this point, just in terms of the ones I have a strong emotional or musical attachment to.  But they are clearly, indisputably the objective Greatest Group of all Time.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (/COnL)

37 Well, it looks like things will be "interesting" here until at least 1:30 a.m.

Oh, good.  There goes the tornado siren.

Later, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 03:58 PM (UOM48)

38 Netflix appears to believe that I am interested in movies where aliens are eaten by megapythons whilst supervolcanoes erupt.


Netflix may, possibly, just maybe, be right.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 30, 2013 04:00 PM (Gk3SS)

39 "37 Well, it looks like things will be "interesting" here until at least 1:30 a.m. Oh, good. There goes the tornado siren. Later, all. Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 08:58 PM (UOM4 " Later. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 04:00 PM (CHnHn)

40

Take care,  JaneD. That stuff's headed my way later on.

 

Oh joy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:00 PM (+z4pE)

41 I prefer the Stones over the Beatles any day any time. And, the Beatles killed Jazz in the 70's.

Posted by: sTevo at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (VMcEw)

42 Netflix appears to believe that I am interested in movies where aliens are eaten by megapythons whilst supervolcanoes erupt.

Could be worse.  The wife and daughters are on a British drama kick, and apparently that's what I want to watch too.  Jane Austen, anyone?
*blows brains out*

Posted by: pep at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (6TB1Z)

43 >>>Tornado warning for us here in Savannah. Yay.

Same front coming through here making my copper weather stripping buzz like a kazoo.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (4Mv1T)

44 39 "37 Well, it looks like things will be "interesting" here until at least 1:30 a.m. Oh, good. There goes the tornado siren. Later, all. Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 08:58 PM (UOM4 " Later. :-) Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 09:00 PM (CHnHn) Best wishes and stay safe. Overall, I'd rather be 'interested' than bored.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (7xPCu)

45

 

We'll wait up, Jane, forza. 

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (1Y+hH)

46

Adam Carolla on why he hates John Lennon

 

Mark David Chapman made a good start, but he would be my personal hero if he'd smoked Yoko too.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (IDSI7)

47 I mean, the Beatles wrote this song.  In early 1966.  They were so far ahead of the game it's not even funny.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:01 PM (/COnL)

48 McCartney's underappreciated, sure (though he seems to get less minimized these days,) but Lennon's still up there.

Posted by: JDP at January 30, 2013 04:02 PM (60GaT)

49 And, the Beatles killed Jazz in the 70's.
Posted by: sTevo


Ok, I'll bite. Haven't quite filled my quota for batshit crazy today.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 30, 2013 04:02 PM (xz0nG)

50 Anna, if your're reading: I just heard them say that the Antigua station will be in contact until T+14:15, after which the handoff to TDRS-East will occur. That is in line with a comment I made 2-3 threads ago, that the TDRS satellite network has mostly replaced the ground tracking stations that were used in the 1960s.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:02 PM (sdi6R)

51 And, the Beatles killed Jazz in the 70's. Posted by: sTevo at January 30, 2013 09:01 PM (VMcEw) And only McCartney was knighted?

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:02 PM (7xPCu)

52 what's with the woodchipper?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2013 04:04 PM (BBWjt)

53

 

I don't know, Wes Montgomery did some nice arrangements of Beatles tunes.

 

 

 

Beat the hell out of that Surrey With The Fringe On Top shee-ite.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:04 PM (1Y+hH)

54 Netflix once started recommending a bunch of gay romances. So I slapped it with my dick.

Posted by: zsasz at January 30, 2013 04:04 PM (MMC8r)

55 I like Kevin James,he seems like a good guy.Hopefully he's not a left wing fucktard like Patton Oswalt(who was on his show).

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2013 04:05 PM (9XBK2)

56 so I guess Netflix makes movie suggestions for you?  kinda like how Amazon does with its books?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2013 04:05 PM (BBWjt)

57 *wipes mouth, stretches* Oh am I enjoying myself. Dismantling stupid gun control scrunts on facebook is satisfying. One comment from me and she started backpedaling. "It was a joke" "that's not what I meant" "I appreciate a discussion on the issues" Hahhahaha

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 30, 2013 04:05 PM (GEICT)

58 I once watched a documentary/biography of John Lennon. He was a colossally narcissistic douchebag.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 30, 2013 04:06 PM (NEIxp)

59 >>>I prefer the Stones over the Beatles any day any time. And, the Beatles killed Jazz in the 70's.

I'm an obsessive Stones fan (well, from 1963-1974, at least -- within that span I have everything they ever released as well as everything they DIDN'T release), so you won't see me dismissing them.  I can get while someone might subjectively prefer the Stones to the Beatles, especially the '68-'72 Stones: they did something The Beatles just didn't.

I'm kind of a weird Stones fan, though, in that I'm adamantly convinced that their single greatest achievement is "Moonlight Mile," which is so uncharacteristic of the traditional "Stones" sound that it's no surprise to find out it was really mostly written by Mick Taylor (who got robbed of the writing credit).

How did The Beatles kill jazz, BTW?  I'm a student of '60s jazz, and it seems to me that it killed itself, creatively.  Fusion was the last place for it to go, and it was a dead-end.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:06 PM (/COnL)

60 MECO! (Main Engine Cutoff)

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (sdi6R)

61 I like Kevin James,he seems like a good guy.Hopefully he's not a left wing fucktard like Patton Oswalt(who was on his show). Are you kidding? Have you seen his rulings from the Supreme Court?

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (/1U3u)

62 58 I once watched a documentary/biography of John Lennon. He was a colossally narcissistic douchebag. Posted by: Insomniac at January 30, 2013 09:06 PM (NEIxp) I think in this case, douchebaggery was thrust upon him.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (7xPCu)

63 "He was a colossally narcissistic douchebag."

yeah?

Posted by: JDP at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (60GaT)

64 Launch replays: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Webcast.shtml

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (sdi6R)

65 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 08:50 PM (UOM4 It is a bummer when you can't keep your nick!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 30, 2013 04:07 PM (Cnqmv)

66 The Beatles song I was trying to link to (but failed...still can't fucking figure out how to incorporate links on AoSHQ) in #47 was this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_P71QAEZKs

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:08 PM (/COnL)

67 Whew.  Tornado warning siren just quit. 

If I wanted to watch MSDNC, I'd go there, Weather Channel, you worthless scrunts.

What a shame decent rural Americans died in the tornadoes today in N. GA.  The scrunts at the Weather Channel didn't suffer so much as a nose bleed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 04:08 PM (UOM48)

68 he was a dick to his first son Julian, the one with actual musical talent. 

Posted by: thunderb at January 30, 2013 04:08 PM (Dnbau)

69 Thank you, Adam. John Lennon is the suck and always has been.

Posted by: Gem at January 30, 2013 04:09 PM (1dtEL)

70 John is our guide

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:09 PM (wegVN)

71 67 Whew. Tornado warning siren just quit. If I wanted to watch MSDNC, I'd go there, Weather Channel, you worthless scrunts. What a shame decent rural Americans died in the tornadoes today in N. GA. The scrunts at the Weather Channel didn't suffer so much as a nose bleed. Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 09:08 PM (UOM4 Unfortunately they apparently missed CNN as well.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:10 PM (7xPCu)

72 So, is it me, or is there not a lot of conversating* going on at the Conversation? Shut up, its a word, I saw it on Hard Core Pawn.

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 04:10 PM (/1U3u)

73 yeaaahhhgggggggnnnnnnoooooooowwwwwlllllllllllleleeeeeeeaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!

Posted by: Yoko at January 30, 2013 04:10 PM (MMC8r)

74 Fuck.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 04:10 PM (CHnHn)

75

 

Yoko's in the barrel. Great.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:10 PM (1Y+hH)

76 What's ugly and can't sing?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (+z4pE)

77 Fuck. Okay, hold on. brb

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (/1U3u)

78 Imagine a world without religion

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (wegVN)

79 73 yeaaahhhgggggggnnnnnnoooooooowwwwwlllllllllllleleeeeeeeaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! Posted by: Yoko at January 30, 2013 09:10 PM (MMC8r) I'm thinking a duet with Howard Dean....

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (7xPCu)

80 Lennon was an asshole, but he could also be good person too at times.  Like most human beings, he was complex.  He also came from a miserably unhappy childhood where he never knew his father, was abandoned by his mother and sent to live with his aunt, and had his mother return to his life only for her to be killed by a drunk driver months after they had reconciled. 

That'll shape a kid's psyche, without a doubt.

On the other hand, Paul McCartney lost his mother at a very early age and yet he turned into a thoroughly pleasant, almost comically friendly guy.  So now that I think about it, fuck Lennon.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (/COnL)

81 "77 Fuck. Okay, hold on. brb Posted by: Golan Globus at January 30, 2013 09:11 PM (/1U3u) " :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 04:11 PM (CHnHn)

82 75 Yoko's in the barrel. Great. Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 09:10 PM (1Y+hH) Hopefully that will muffle the caterwauling somewhat.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (NEIxp)

83 not sure why I should care about the Beatles

Posted by: chemjeff at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (BBWjt)

84 "78 Imagine a world without religion Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 09:11 PM (wegVN) " Terrible, terrible song/message.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (CHnHn)

85  imagine a world without silly lyrics.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (1Y+hH)

86 http://www.jazzwax.com/2008/05/what-killed-jaz.html

One article to point out that Jazz musicians demanded high art while neglecting teenage desire for rock-n-roll. Pointing at the Beatles is an easy out.

Posted by: sTevo at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (VMcEw)

87 It's easy to hate Lennon, but let's not forget about Paul McCartney and the fucking Stones.  Jesus, it's like cancer took over each of them and is sustaining some sort of undead, symbiotic, devil cellular automaton.

Posted by: Fritz at January 30, 2013 04:12 PM (WM+rJ)

88 Any of y'all seen the Beatles Anthology vids?  I ran across them on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. I was  surprised to hear George Martin sorta trash their early songwriting efforts.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:13 PM (+z4pE)

89 Justin Beiber rules

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:13 PM (wegVN)

90 NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System

Dear Jim Sanders,

While your massive collection of Russian gay porn is impressive considering the state of your bank account, it has come to our attention that you are using at least 10 squares of paper per wipe.

Jim, global warming is very real and using excessive paper is a large contributor to the heat death of the biosphere.

Cutting back on the huge portions of chicken Ramen noodles and ranch dressing in your diet may also help reduce the need for any more than 4 squares.

So, do we have an understanding , Jim?

Excellent.

Sincerely ,

NASA

P.S. The dog needs to go out and will you please zip your pants?

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at January 30, 2013 04:13 PM (EZl54)

91 Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 30, 2013 04:13 PM (CHnHn)

92 Yoko Ono....wasn't the Addam's Family character "Cousin It" based on her?

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:13 PM (7xPCu)

93 Lennon started sucking when he was in the Beatles. The Ballad of John and Yoko was just the beginning of his self absorbed, self indulgent, utterly wretched solo career. Imagine maybe the most over rated song ever. And you have to be wrong in the head to want anything to do with Yoko

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 30, 2013 04:14 PM (abP0t)

94 Imagine a world without John Lennon & Yoko! It is easy if you try!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 30, 2013 04:14 PM (Cnqmv)

95 Saw this poor kid on the Weather Channel this afternoon, who was in school as his family's house was completely destroyed.

Kid:  Well, my mom and brother and granny are o.k.  Our dog is missing.  And my grandpa just died and left me his guitar and all his stuff.  It's all gone.

Weather Channel Scrunt:  Oh, are you sad?  You look cold, standing here with just a blanket wrapped around you.  [Kid is wearing a t-shirt, shivering, wrapped in a wet blanket he tells TWC he found in the ruins of his house.]

I wanted to reach through the screen and hug that poor boy, and bitch-slap the WC scrunt.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 30, 2013 04:15 PM (UOM48)

96

 

Why care about the Beatles? They pushed the other bands to create.

 

Macca is one of the great rock bassists, and Harrison was very underrated on guitar.

 

 

But there super-super secret?

 

 

George Martin. 

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:15 PM (1Y+hH)

97 They were just ripping off the Rutles.

Posted by: zsasz at January 30, 2013 04:15 PM (MMC8r)

98 "Imagine" is even more treacly than the Christmas tune. Can't stand it. You had to be on drugs to think it was of any value. Could've been a great idea - in some alternate universe.

Posted by: dissent555 at January 30, 2013 04:15 PM (yR6A1)

99 There are some accounts that Lennon became more conservative toward the end of his life, and was even a Reagan supporter. I find this completely believable, because he was always an iconoclast who enjoyed tweaking established authority. He must have known more than his share of smug leftist douchebags in the music industry, and I can see where he may have tired of them, and started to push back.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:16 PM (sdi6R)

100 The Oneders had a snappy tune.

Wait, what?

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 30, 2013 04:16 PM (K1TxD)

101 These are the only John Lennon songs you will ever need to hear in your life:

Instant Karma!
Mother
Working Class Hero
Remember
Love
God
I Don't Want To Be A Soldier
Oh Yoko
I Know (I Know)
#9 Dream
I'm Losing You
Watching The Wheels.

There, I just completed your John Lennon Collection for you.  Meanwhile McCartney, Ram, Band On The Run, Venus And Mars, McCartney II, Tug Of War and Flowers In The Dirt are all worth owning as complete albums, and I could go further and pick tracks off of Red Rose Speedway and Wings At The Speed Of Sound that actually might be the greatest achievements of McCartney's career ("Little Lamb Dragonfly" and "Beware My Love").

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (/COnL)

102 96 Why care about the Beatles? They pushed the other bands to create. Macca is one of the great rock bassists, and Harrison was very underrated on guitar. But there super-super secret? George Martin. Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 09:15 PM (1Y+hH) Some of their songs are teh suck, but most of them have some pretty catchy hooks.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (7xPCu)

103

I'll never forgive that bitch for breaking up the Beatles.  The clingy, controlling scrunt never let poor John out of her sight.

 

It's almost like she  spotted a weakness in him and exploited it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (+z4pE)

104 The Oneders had a snappy tune. Wait, what? *** The O-Nee-Ders!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (piMMO)

105 One article to point out that Jazz musicians demanded high art while neglecting teenage desire for rock-n-roll. Pointing at the Beatles is an easy out.
Posted by: sTevo


So, it says that the Beatles are responsible for what Jazz musicians didn't do.

Got it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (xz0nG)

106 Yoko is Japanese for "no talent scrunt".

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (9XBK2)

107 I'm dead and I make more money than you.

Posted by: John Lennon at January 30, 2013 04:17 PM (MMC8r)

108 Shades Patterson really was the glue behind that group.

Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters are underestimated as well.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 30, 2013 04:18 PM (K1TxD)

109 Yoko's in the barrel. Great.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 09:10 PM (1Y+hH)



Have you seen the Rolling Stones 'Rock and Roll Circus'? During Lennon's set she gets in a burlap sack and rolls around the stage caterwauling. I could see why he'd want to leave his first wife for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 30, 2013 04:18 PM (abP0t)

110 Listen to this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LKtfP3ubaM

This one obscure non-single cut off an otherwise mediocre Wings album is literally better than anything John Lennon put out in his solo career.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:18 PM (/COnL)

111 "not sure why I should care about the Beatles"

cuz they're good

Posted by: JDP at January 30, 2013 04:18 PM (60GaT)

112 107 I'm dead and I make more money than you. Posted by: John Lennon at January 30, 2013 09:17 PM (MMC8r) You're pussywhipped by Yoko into working even in the afterlife? Can they do that?

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:19 PM (7xPCu)

113 Stu Sutcliffe had all the talent in that band, the way I heard it.

Posted by: comatus at January 30, 2013 04:19 PM (qaVK+)

114 It's almost like she spotted a weakness in him and exploited it.

Shes worth like 500 billion I think

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:19 PM (wegVN)

115 They were just ripping off the Rutles.

Posted by: zsasz at January 30, 2013 09:15 PM (MMC8r)




Now there was talent. Legends that will last a lunch time

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 30, 2013 04:20 PM (abP0t)

116 Stu Sutcliffe had all the talent in that band, the way I heard it **** Liv Tyler IS Yoko Ono

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 30, 2013 04:21 PM (piMMO)

117  During Lennon's set she gets in a burlap sack and rolls around the stage caterwauling. I could see why he'd want to leave his first wife for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 30, 2013 09:18 PM (abP0t)

 

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Lady Dumbshit. She was before her time.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at January 30, 2013 04:22 PM (1Y+hH)

118 >>>I'll never forgive that bitch for breaking up the Beatles. The clingy, controlling scrunt never let poor John out of her sight.

Meh, Yoko didn't really break up The Beatles.  She didn't help, but it would have happened anyway.  They had been together for fourteen years, and had grown apart, with conflicting desires.  If nothing else, George Harrison was getting to the point where he couldn't tolerate having his songwriting squashed by the Lennon-McCartney axis.

And with good reason: it's obvious just how much of his material was being blocked by the fact that immediately after The Beatles broke up he released an entire double-album of songs that literally doesn't have a single poor trackAll Things Must Pass isn't just the single greatest solo Beatles album (though McCartney had the better career overwall), it's also one of the few double-LPs without any filler or unnecessary tracks.  Including The White Album, I might add.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:23 PM (/COnL)

119 john was shot with a .38...

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:23 PM (wegVN)

120 I've gotta be honest and say Lennon doesn't bother me too much lately.

Posted by: slug at January 30, 2013 04:23 PM (vVv3V)

121

Burlap bag, eh? That clip Ace had of her a few months ago was more than enough for me.

 

Yuk.  That's "Art?" I don't that means what they think it  means. At least with music, you can tell what's crap and what's good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:24 PM (+z4pE)

122 121 Burlap bag, eh? That clip Ace had of her a few months ago was more than enough for me. Yuk. That's "Art?" I don't that means what they think it means. At least with music, you can tell what's crap and what's good. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 09:24 PM (+z4pE) Being good environmental stewards, they decided it would work better than all the paper bags required.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 30, 2013 04:26 PM (7xPCu)

123 All Things Must Pass  is, sadly, not in my collection, though it should be.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 30, 2013 04:28 PM (+z4pE)

124 ULA has suspended its live coverage of the TDRS-K mission for now. It's currently coasting to apogee, where the Centaur will ignite for a roughly one-minute burn to circularize the orbit. That burn will occur at about 10:20 pm EST. At the moment everything is going fine. http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Webcast.shtml

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:28 PM (sdi6R)

125 la bah lumba

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:30 PM (wegVN)

126 So, it says that the Beatles are responsible for what Jazz musicians didn't do.

Got it.
Posted by: weft cut-loop
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That and it's a matter of bandwidth. Because the Beatles where dominating the charts there wasn't room for much else. A few musicians did break through but not many did.

http://www.scaruffi.com/jazz/70.html

This is a list Jazz from the 70's and I challenge you to recognize any of it.

I suppose this has more to to with the record industry and marketing than it does about good music.

Posted by: sTevo at January 30, 2013 04:30 PM (VMcEw)

127 124 That's because they don't want us to see the alien spacecraft.

Posted by: steevy at January 30, 2013 04:30 PM (9XBK2)

128 127 124 That's because they don't want us to see the alien spacecraft.

fk u its  not true

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:32 PM (wegVN)

129 Eh. I'm not a huge fan of McCartney or Harrison. They had some good, even great songs. But if you want to talk about a double album without any filler, I'd start with Blonde on Blonde. And I can't think of another one off the top of my head.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:32 PM (sdi6R)

130 >>>All Things Must Pass is, sadly, not in my collection, though it should be.

Listen to these two songs:

http://tinyurl.com/a2mlmzc
http://tinyurl.com/a9zet6


...and realize that Harrison brought them both to The Beatles first.  And they rejected them

Trust me, the rest of the album is every bit as good.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:33 PM (/COnL)

131 >>>But if you want to talk about a double album without any filler, I'd start with Blonde on Blonde. And I can't think of another one off the top of my head.

"Pledging My Time" and "Temporary Like Achilles" would both like a word with you.

Though "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" is easily in my top five favorite Dylan songs of all time.  And "One Of Us Must Know" and "Visions Of Johanna" aren't far behind.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:34 PM (/COnL)

132 He dies next in the plane crash

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:36 PM (wegVN)

133 The greatest Bob Dylan outtake ever, from the Blonde On Blonde sessions:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmVTGfxP4yc

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 04:37 PM (/COnL)

134 The acoustic version of "Fourth Time Around" on the Live 1966 album is incredible. Come to think of it, so are the versions of "Visions of Johanna" and "Just Like A Woman".

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:39 PM (sdi6R)

135 listen to the fking guitar

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:41 PM (wegVN)

136 shaved fish

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:45 PM (wegVN)

137 give me the beat boys
i want to get lost in your rock and roll

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:51 PM (wegVN)

138 crickets

Posted by: ilovejohn at January 30, 2013 04:53 PM (wegVN)

139 133 Jeff B. I've never heard this version before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXsUe9B8L6I

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 04:59 PM (sdi6R)

140 It's an interesting song, but he seems to have dropped it and left it unfinished.

Posted by: rickl at January 30, 2013 05:07 PM (sdi6R)

141 >>>Jeff B.

I've never heard this version before.


I have (I'm quite the Dylan fanatic), and I've never been impressed with the solo piano versions of "She's Your Lover Now."  (Actually, at that point the title was "Just A Little Glass Of Water.")  Too damn draggy and dirge-like.  It's the full-band arrangement that soars.  I wish to god they had bothered to capture a full take. 

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 30, 2013 05:08 PM (/COnL)

142 Jeff B, thanks for reminding me about All Things Must Pass. With the "Apple Jam" disc, I believe it was actually a triple album. Great stuff. Anyway, I just went over to Ebay, and am watching a couple of nice vinyl copies. I'm really looking forward to listening to one of them soon.

Posted by: Eric in Bose at January 30, 2013 05:28 PM (NTjJ1)

143 "But despite the company’s importance to upstate New York’s long-suffering economy, Remington has come under attack from lawmakers in Albany and Washington. The company’s products include the Bushmaster, a popular variation of the AR-15" http://tinyurl.com/bgsdhj3 No one told Andy and the Albany crew about this? He had to find out from the daily caller? What is this called? Oh yeah, the law of unintended consequences.

Posted by: What? What? at January 30, 2013 07:35 PM (/b8+5)

144 "Was it a millionaire who said imagine no possessions?..." Elvis Costello always loved that Costello took the piss out of Lennon...

Posted by: cynical bystander at January 30, 2013 07:41 PM (SfeZU)

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