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Posted on Nov 2, 2012, 8:05:24 PM PDT
"They're Comma To Take Me Away"

Posted on Nov 2, 2012, 11:06:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2012, 11:17:40 PM PDT
I agree with Randy that the only proper usage of exclamation points is 1 or 3. It's a design thing. All groupings are more pleasing to the eye in odd numbers ...the exception being that two of something is usually okay such as two candlesticks. But, when it comes to exclamation points, two looks awkward. Four or six of anything is always boring.

I do think that women posters tend to use exclamation points more than men although I'm not sure why. Men seem to prefer the asterisks. Case in point: Amongst all the games highlighted by asterisks, my Surrender To Your Kinks Game has three exclamation points and no asterisks!!!

Posted on Nov 3, 2012, 7:41:17 AM PDT
Working Man says:
No, they do not. However, all these games somewhat annoy me. I'd rather see more discussions and sharing of breaking news on new releases, tours, band breakups, new bands.

I do participate in some of these games, so I am partly to blame, but the Classic Rock forum seems to be overrun at the moment with games.

Does anyone know that Aerosmith is giving a live concert on Monday, Nov.5 and it's supposed to be televised live by AVS tv? How about the remaster of Rush's 2112? Led Zeppelin is remastering it's entire catalogue and releasing box sets with bonus stuff, like Pink Floyd recently did. The Zeppelin knews has been in the Music forum, but I don't think I've seen it in the classic rock forum.

Sorry, I will stop venting and get down off my soap box.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 7:41:52 AM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
RE: All groupings are more pleasing to the eye in odd numbers

Which is probably why I've never heard of a ménage à deux or ménage à quatre

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 8:13:15 AM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
*Most* of these games annoy me, too. How the whole +/- thing got to be the norm is beyond me. Boring!!!

There are more creative and fun ways to do it. The Dylan '60s song game was fast paced, fun, and the best Dylan discussion I've seen here

I'm thinking about starting a Steely Dan game using the same format

Posted on Nov 3, 2012, 8:30:32 AM PDT
"Games people play, you take it or you leave it.
Things that they say just don't make it right.
If I'm telling you the truth right now do you believe it.
Games people play in the middle of the night."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 8:37:44 AM PDT
I don't think I've ever used an asterisk in a post or thread title. Never used these either:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 12:53:48 PM PDT
Lew Archer says:
You're funny.

You partake in these games just like everyone else, so if you REALLY don't like them...

DON'T PARTICIPATE IN 'EM!!!!

(Not that you really care about them, of course.)

As far as any new "Steely Dan Game" goes, I'm sure you're still burning red over the previous one that just finished with "Deacon Blues" (winning in a squeaker for the ages) triumphant over your beloved "Dr. Wu-Wu".

(Not that you really care about these games.)

But if all continues to go well for you in the "Rolling Stones Song Game", it appears "Gimme Shelter", baring a last minute surge, will finish ahead of "Sympathy for the Devil" to win that one.

(Not that you care about that game, either.)

Respectfully,

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 1:39:48 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
Oh, yeah, I'm totallay po'd that you had your clock synchronized to Amazon time, hit the post button button at the stroke of 12:00:01, and "won". It still keeps me up at nights

A rematch just might make the demons go away, and allow me to finally get some peaceful sleep

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 2:04:43 PM PDT
Lew Archer says:
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 2:24:37 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
Not sure if that's an evil, sarcastic, tounge-in-cheek, seriously disturbed, or genuine laugh...but the rematch is on!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 2:36:02 PM PDT
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Lew Archer says:
For me, they're all one and the same!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 2:38:53 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
As *if* I didn't know that!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 5:25:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012, 5:26:01 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
RE: All groupings are more pleasing to the eye in odd numbers
Which is probably why I've never heard of a ménage à deux or ménage à quatre

Not ménage à deux? Perhaps by another name?

But there is Pas de deux!!!

Actually, now that I think about it, my candlestick exception is really a grouping of three since there is almost aways something between the two candlesticks (a centerpiece, a bowl of fruit, etc.). So, there is still a "center."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 8:59:31 PM PDT
Captain Ogre says:
Everything has a center, it's just a matter of finding it.

Lew's still looking for his, though. That's only reason I can think of for him to shy away from a rematch. Unless his mom sent him to his room, cut off his internet, and made him do his homework

Posted on Nov 3, 2012, 9:41:32 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 7:53:37 AM PST
Working Man says:
Yes, I have participated in the games. Quite a bit in the beginning, and then just recently got into the Bad Company game and dabbled in the ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Van Halen games. However, I would like to see more good discussions. I am not so much unhappy with the amount of games because, yes, I do participate somewhat. What I really miss is the good discussions, I have tried getting some going and they die after a few days. I guess I am not picking good topics or something. When I first started joining these forums it was great, lot's of shared experiences, opinions and I learned a lot. I miss more of that. The games are okay, and sometimes interesting, and definitely better than a lot of the "hater" discussions.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 1:37:18 PM PST
Lew Archer says:
Now THAT I can agree with.

It's not that the voting part is "bad"; just that it shouldn't come at the expense of the conversation. And I completely agree with that. But I gotta tell ya, I've seen some of these "discussion only" threads turn quickly into some of the LAMEST little cliques that would put some high school groups to shame. And depending on the personalities that come together, it seems that the voting factor helps to serve as a sort of anchor for why everyone's there in the first place; which is NOT to be talking about the crap they just took or whatever other SERIOUSLY LAME segue some of the threads seem to inevitably head for after not long, but rather the music.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 2:38:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012, 3:15:59 PM PST
AlexMontrose says:
The "problem" with discussion only type threads is.....well there really isn't one. Unless you see the whole first page filled with subjects/bands/music you could care less about. That happens. But the biggest factor is soooo many things have been brought up already. We've had a million X band vs. X band threads. And underrated, overrated threads. Or your favorite album, songs by X band, or your favorite guitarist, singer and so on. And many of those type of threads, with the same bands have been repeated a million times. After that, the threads have been an assortment of different ideas, thoughts, subjects that just happen to come to people...

Why do some threads catch fire?...lol. There's lots of reason for that. And ONE of them is a good debate. So it's easy to say this and that about some of the heated threads we have seen but depending on the thread *that's* what was so interesting about it. Of course it depends on what people are debating about. If you're not interested in 10 paragraph posts about Obama and Romney that can be just as LAME as two people arguing forever about music. It depends on what people are debating about and if you feel strongly about it too. Those are the threads, where many others also had strong feelings about whatever was being debated that turned into some of the all time classics. No one wants to get into arguments just for the sake of arguing. But since music is such a personal, passionate thing, we all are guilty of flying off the handle at times.

There's really no "solution" to the problem. People will talk and discuss music inside the game threads and interesting non-game threads will still pop up here and there, things that haven't been covered over and over again. Basically it's like any good conversation. We have many different ones going at once, some you might be interested in, some not. And until there are many different threads where the subjects reel you in, people will just have to be happy with whatever is here. Or try to unearth some music subjects that you feel would warrant a lot of discussion and hopefully it will be fresh and new or at least an interesting take on something that's already been covered.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 3:04:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012, 3:05:59 PM PST
Good post Alex. Well stated! I guess that's part of the draw for a discussion thread that is
"old and familiar." You can bring up the new Aerosmith cd when you've had a chance to listen without starting a new discussion that will peter out in a few days to help line the bottom of the Amazon birdcage.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 3:15:52 PM PST
The new Aerosmith is okay, not the great return to form it's being billed as. They've definitely done worse though!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 3:39:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012, 7:29:50 AM PST
AlexMontrose says:
Yeah Randy, again this forum is nothing if not for some interesting takes on familiar territory. But as far as new subject matter threads taking off or lining the bottom of the Amazon bird cage...who knows?

I put up a thread a couple months ago about who writes the music in the bands we all know. Was it Plant or Page? Iommi or Osbourne? Blackmore or Gillan? McCartney or Lennon? I mean hardcore fans know those details but do we *really* know? You always see on the liner notes...songs written by..and then the members of the band in a certain order. And depending on the song, that order can change. But who wrote the actual music, the riff, the melody? I would like to know that about many songs I've always loved. And there's certainly never been a definitive answer about a thousand songs you or I love....

I thought that was a very interesting subject and people would want to bring up their thoughts and ideas about dozens of bands, who they think , believe, etc, etc wrote the music. Not the lyrics, the music.
How long do you think that thread lasted? Couple days. So whatya gonna do? In my opinion that subject and the bands which would have been brought up should have yielded a thousand different thoughts and opinions. But it didn't happen. So either people are so lazy they just want to play games and then complain about them or they don't care who wrote the music for their favorite artists. Or don't know.

Aerosmith is a good example. Who wrote these songs? Again the music, not the lyrics. And who wrote the riffs/melodies...etc. for all their classics? Sometimes I was surprised to find out 30 years later that another member of a band, who I never would have thought wrote a particular song, wrote some *great* songs I had always assumed was written by somebody else. Of course we know many, many songs are a group effort, jamming around, coming up with something. But in many cases it's not a group effort, so who came up with some of the specific musical ideas, notes, riffs, chords, choruses etc...for certain songs we love?

But anyway...just sayin' that thread should have been around for a while imo, elicited many responses..but apparently it didn't hit the discussion nerve with people ;)

Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 3:45:12 PM PST
See, I never saw that thread! Not that I would have been able to add much as I don't really research bands and music like some people do. I enjoy reading the booklet that comes with a new cd purchase but they don't usually offer much enlightenment as to who did what in the studio. I wonder just how many bands actually start the writing process on the road. Many of the older bands would come up with an idea for a riff or a tune while jamming during sound checks or practicing.
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