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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 89 Rock, Rock, Rock

    I was stoked to see Johnny Burnette. Another one of his train songs went on to be covered by The Yardbirds and when Jimmy Page left that group and started up Led Zeppelin, they'd also cover it in the early days before they had enough songs to do. Legend is, it's actually the song the four Zep guys played when they first got in a room to meet. Yardbirds version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y078n95ApAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y078n95ApA Zep:
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    Musical Mondays Week 89 Rock, Rock, Rock

    We got four more to watch!
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    Musical Mondays Week 89 Rock, Rock, Rock

    Yea that number was wild and bad. I wonder how it got stuck in there. Generally though, the music was pretty solid all the way through, I thought. Diverse stuff too, not all just early rock.
  4. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 89 Rock, Rock, Rock

    I think you could show this to your kids as homeschooling, so they learn all about finances
  5. AlmostAGhost

    Episode 236.5 — Prequel to Episode 237

    I went to the show too. I've also listened to the ep on Stitcher. But it's been so long, it still feels like a fresh episode for me haha
  6. my votes Charlie's Angels 1/2 Jupiter Ascending Popeye
  7. AlmostAGhost

    HDTGM Quarantine-palooza! (Online Playlists and Mixtapes)

    that Aldous Harding record is really cool. i wasn't into her first one, but last year's was a knock-out. such a strange and beautiful writer.
  8. AlmostAGhost

    Sullivan's Travels

    Just some random thoughts as I listened to this on my daily self isolation walk: I was on the bubble, but listening to Paul & Amy, I voted no. Their discussion was too inside-Hollywood, and I think the film being there hurts it. I tend to a bias against movies about movies, but I think this film is a good example why. It's distances me from relating to the point, puts up a slight barrier there for me. I think Paul & Amy said that you're instantly against Sullivan, but I didn't view it that way. I thought we were on his side throughout. Maybe I took it wrong. But this is one of the complicated aspects of the film that I really liked. Also, I'm not clueless about old movies, but I'm certainly no deep expert. But all these other Sturges movies that Paul & Amy bring up... I've never heard of any of them. Are any of them really in the zeitgeist as Sullivan's Travels is? I don't see how you can replace this with another Sturges for the list, if he must be on there. Are people really watching Coen Brothers movies and going "oh well it's fine"?
  9. gonna have to rewatch Rockula
  10. it's on the youtube
  11. OK I finally found something that might be fun Let's rock
  12. whoa i thought i was like 6 months away from choosing again i'll find a pick after breakfast
  13. AlmostAGhost

    12 Angry Men

    No, but it is shooting for realism, isn't it? This is about a real world case being solved by real world people in order to focus in on real life justice and human nature. Also, I do think it has developed a reputation of verite, even if unintended; Amy's story about Justice Sotomayor having to tell juries to quell their 12 Angry Men-inspired aspirations is proof.
  14. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 88 Head

    It's freaking awesome! It reminds me a little of some of his long songs on Tempest (those weird ones about John Lennon and the Titanic), so yea, I concur it's probably from those around then when he was writing about topics like that. 5 straight albums of Sinatra covers is way too much, that's for sure haha.
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    HDTGM Quarantine-palooza! (Online Playlists and Mixtapes)

    i haven't made a ton of playlists lately, but i used to do it all the time. maybe i'll get back to it. my only current one tho is one where i toss songs i like from 2020 on to a big list https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3AMB8x0SPcEZJiBxl8GFFx?si=FcE29E2WRg2vm-LUX_ZSLQ also have some lists on there of my favorite albums of each year, which is something i compile and share with friends every December