Wed, 29 August 2007
The Show Notes:
Good news, Bad news
Science track and Geology
E-mail from Evo
Geo's top five over-rated musical acts
Minoishe Interroberg's To Make with the Good English
- infer / imply
- Gonzales grammar
- yet another horrible jokeInteresting Fauna
- Leafy Sea Dragon: Phycodurus equesAsk George
- argument inconsistencies- Christopher J. Foster
- militant atheism and evolutionary destiny- Emilio D’alisePseudopod story
Mentioned in the show: Dragon*Con, where you can find Evo Terra, That Old Black Magic at Pseudopod, and the Leafy Sea Dragon.
And as always: George's blog, website, flickr, and myspace page. Have a comment on the show, a topic for Minoishe Interroberg, or a question for Ask George? Drop George a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his blog.
See you at Dragon*Con!
Great list of overated bands. I saw Lou Reed back in 1995 by accident (waiting for another band to start at a music festival). He was like aural mogadon. Dull, dull, dull. The only good point was the girls from L7 staggering out to sing backing vocals for Walk on the Wild Side. Alas I show my age. As an aside, you are now one comment funnier. Hurrah!
Your Overrated list was good. I never thought of Lou Reed as influential, until you got me to look back on him and the Velvet Underground. Yeah, he gets totally undeserved praise. If you want to make another list, you might want to make a list of musical artists who shuold have retired 10 or so years ago(if they\\\'re still playing now), or 10 or so years before they did(If they stopped for some reason). I think the Stones and Elvis would still be on that list, though.
dude, seriously...do NOT get me started on friggin\\\' Kiss! Ace Frehley? Have you HEARD this guy \\\"sing\\\"? Wow. Someone needs to take the goddamn bottle rocket that he has strapped to his guitar, and stick it right up his anus. Maybe, just maybe, then he\\\'ll sound like he has some emotion. Or......perhaps it\\\'s just me. Whateva. Still loving the podcast since the beginning. Peace...Stanleigh.
Anybody who thinks the White Stripes are talented and cool needs to look up a third-wave ska band called Streetlight Manifesto. Way better lyrics and better instrumentation. And if you\\\'re going to be watching VH1 Classics, check out the documentary \\\"US vs. John Lennon.\\\" Really well done and it gives great context to John\\\'s post-Beatles songs.
BTW, I have to agree with most of your picks. Doors are so damn overrated. I agree that if he hadn\\\'t died, there would not be this mystic over their crap keyboard songs. Kiss just plain sucks. BTW, the Stones have yet again announced that this is their final tour.
okay...i am making a rare, commenting while listening post! the overrated bands list. i can understand three on the list, i disagree with one and with another i give a warning... agree- kiss, i was a hair metal fan during the \\\"no makeup\\\" days, and those were some sucky times for that band. however they have great party toons. elvis - besides a few of the hokey movies, this racist, pill popping mama\\\'s boy redneck can stay dead... Stones- eeeehhhh now they are overrated but they are more iconic then the other two i mentioned. DISAGREE The Doors...dude....i guess since you never had a stoner phase, you just don\\\'t get it. I think that they are among the american progenitors of prog rock, maybe Jim Morrison wasn\\\'t a musician but the songs were classics and almost mood altering on their own. a warning wow, i really hope that Penn Jillette never finds out how you feel about Lou Reed...that\\\'d be your ass dude, for reals
I\\\'m not even halfway thru the podcast yet and I have to comment.Your over-rated bands list was right on! Now, I have to admit I was a major Kiss freak in high school and I want to see Kissology just for the sheer nostalgia trip it will give me but you are right about the music being thin. Theatrics, yes. Music, eh. I agreed with every choice you made but especially the Rolling Stones and Elvis. Geez Louise! (Insert Geo frustration noise here) How about a Geo under-rated bands list?
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