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  • #51917

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    A very special musician. Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame making one guitar sound like at least two. He’s playing an extraordinarily complicated riff AND SINGING AT THE SAME TIME. To escape the 40 seconds or so of patter before he starts, just move the slider to about 40-42.

     

    #51950

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    I was comparing my favorite current band, The Warning, with The Beatles with a friend recently and he said, “Really, how can you compare them with The Beatles, who many consider to be the greatest rock band of all time?” I said, “More people would say The Stones were the best rock band of all time.”

    I went on to say, “You know, The Beatles best songs aren’t rock and roll. Eleanor Rigby, She’s Leaving Home, Hey Jude. Even Help is movie soundtrack music that is kind of rock-ish.” I mean, is Norwegian Wood rock and roll? By several albums in, their compositions were more Tin Pan Alley than Nashville or Memphis.

    The mention of those two Tennessee towns brings up a mystery related to The Warning for me. Rock and roll is generally thought of as an offshoot of The Blues, but search as you may, you’ll never find a hint of The Blues in The Warning’s music, and yet, it’s undoubtedly rock and roll.

    #52070

    PopeBeanie
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    (Relatively) new eyes on classic rock. This reactor says she was an actor, once. I think she enjoys putting people on,  reminding me a bit of Philomena Cunk. (She is smarter than she acts.)

    #52071

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    @Pope Beanie

    Yes, she is fascinating and her posts are entertaining. PLUS, OMG she is absolutely gorgeous, isn’t she? I could watch her posts all day with the volume turned off. She’s a favorite of mine.

    #52131

    unapologetic
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    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232076187028553015/
    Another Prick
    In The Cloth
    (sung to the tune of
    “Another Brick In The Wall”
    by Pink Floyd)

    We don’t need no fake “salvation”.
    We don’t need no thought control.
    No dark damnation in some “next life”.
    Preacher leave them kids alone.

    HAY! PREACHER! leave them kids alone.
    All in all, you’re just another Prick in the cloth.
    All in all, you’re just another Prick in the cloth.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  unapologetic.
    #52242

    PopeBeanie
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    She’s a favorite of mine.

    I’m still enjoying her, too. She’s interesting partly because of the way she grew up, so unaware of so many popular artists. (I got tired of popular music easily, hearing it played over and over again.)

    I finally learned that she IS an actor, although almost all of her work was in commercials. She wants to do more serious acting. (Whoops, this post isn’t about music.)

    In case you’ve not seen this one yet, and I’ll add that I don’t know if the times shown for the recording are real, but they are important anyway. Plus, she added a twist, which got me right away… she was wondering if she should click on something, and I had to say to myself Noooooo! Don’t click on it!

    #52243

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    I have a youtube playlist now to save reactions where a reactor had a “conversion” moment, i.e. they suddenly changed their opinion about a musical artist. For TW reactors who have very skeptical personalities, it’s often the second or third song that converts them into lovers of TW. Some of them are so skeptical at first, I never see them smile, not even a hint of it, until that conversion moment. Then they’re smiling ear to ear, and they’re finally hooked, excited to keep going for each new song.

    This next one is major conversion. I start the video near then end of an 18 minute video, after the artist’s performance, so there’s only a few minutes to watch, unless you decide to manually start the video from the beginning:

    In my opinion, this is an opera. Dramatized from real life experience.

    #52244

    _Robert_
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    The whole “I’m a teacher gonna school you with my reaction” is just an attempt to avoid demonetization of their videos by the copyright owners. Many of the regular reactors have given up, but here is an education loophole of sorts.  The best ones are the “stage presence coaches”, LOL.

    #52245

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    The whole “I’m a teacher gonna school you with my reaction” is just an attempt to avoid demonetization of their videos by the copyright owners. Many of the regular reactors have given up, but here is an education loophole of sorts. The best ones are the “stage presence coaches”, LOL.

    Well, that’s a little cynical implying that that’s their sole reason for doing reactions. How do you raise that above a guess to a fact?

    #52246

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    @ PopeBeanie

    Regarding the Irish girl, I just started it and am at thepoint where she gets up to take her dog for a walk and we get a glance at a part of her apartment. Clearly, she lives in modest digs. It looks like it might be little more than an efficiency or 1-bed unit.

    Also, the normal American guy in me has to note that she’s got some serious cleavage.

    She’s charming, beautiful, and I love her accent.

    Now, I’ll go back to watching.

    Oh, I see. She’s putting on a small show to show off her acting skills. The scene where she gets up at like 1 or 2 a.m. and simply stares at the camera for a long time reminded me of the Paranormal series of horror movies. So, I think the whole thing about someone trashing her account and putting up a deep fake of her is just made up.

    Have you seen her reaction to AC/DC’s Thunderstruck?

    #52248

    Can’t believe Irish Girl never heard of AC/DC.  When they gig in Ireland you will hear them being played everywhere. Even the priests and nuns like them because of that song about the girl who does a ‘”Whole Lotta Rosary” 🙂

    #52252

    _Robert_
    Participant

    The whole “I’m a teacher gonna school you with my reaction” is just an attempt to avoid demonetization of their videos by the copyright owners. Many of the regular reactors have given up, but here is an education loophole of sorts. The best ones are the “stage presence coaches”, LOL.

    Well, that’s a little cynical implying that that’s their sole reason for doing reactions. How do you raise that above a guess to a fact?

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=demonitization+of+reaction+videos

     

    #52254

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    @ Robert

    Nothing at that link I didn’t know or hadn’t heard before. I don’t think there’s anything sinister about wanting to make money doing what you love doing. I especially don’t mind hearing the thoughts of people whose education or practical experience have given them a degree of expertise, especially if they are interesting or entertaining as well, like the professional singers, instrumentalists, and teachers/coaches.

    Yes, there are those who do it just for the money, but I think they tend to phone it in or have little of value to say. For me, being entertaining to watch is enough.

    An example of the latter is Cassie at Popcorn in Bed. She apparently grew up without paying attention to movies beyond comedies and romances. I think she watched a fair number or Hallmark movies.

    As a result, it’s fun to watch her respond to a movie like John Wick which she said she hoped was not a shoot-em-up. (In case you don’t know, John Wick movies are anywhere from 60% to 80% murder and mayhem.) She also said of Alien that she thought it might be scary. Now, she’s not an expert but she’s interesting to watch. She’s entertaining in that way. Her public videos like this one are based on clips of key scenes. I gather the full movie reactions are in her Patreon, which is how she makes her money, I guess.

    At first horrified, by the end of the movie she was a big fan of Keanu Reeves and went on to see the subsequent three movies.

     

    #52255

    _Robert_
    Participant

    Yeah, it is suspicious but possible how so many of those reactors avoided hearing popular music or seeing smash movies.

    “My First Time Hearing/Reaction to ‘Jingle Bells’ “, LOL.

    “John Wick”, however, oh yeah. I intentionally avoided it for years. And then it was on the box one day and I gotta say, it wasn’t all the killing he did, but all those botched attempts at killing him by the bad guys that was mildly amusing.  Because you know they can’t kill him else the movie is over, LOL.

     

    #52256

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    “John Wick”, however, oh yeah. I intentionally avoided it for years. And then it was on the box one day and I gotta say, it wasn’t all the killing he did, but all those botched attempts at killing him by the bad guys that was mildly amusing.  Because you know they can’t kill him else the movie is over, LOL.

    It’s called “the willing suspension of disbelief.” Look it up.

    Bad guys almost always have terrible aim. At least John Wick can get injured, though the injuries he gets never seem to keep him from getting back up. In the fourth installment, he’s hit by cars several time, no broken extremities, no brain injuries.

    The protagonist must survive is true nearly 100% of the time, but not always. I can’t think of an example off the top, but my jaw has dropped a few times. Usually, I think, then, someone else is inspired to pick up the torch and carry on.

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