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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by MJD
    Uh, not to be too uncharitable, but no, he doesn't. Whatever he had, he has lost most of it. I saw Sly live a few weeks ago in San Jose, CA. Prior to his set they had video of Sly back in the day. He was one wildly active and engaging entertainer. He is a shell of that now. Kind of like watching the thorazine-loaded (or whatever) Brian Wilson on stage these days. More sad than anything . . .

    This shows a ton more life in Sly (from 1970), and this is just rehersals: http://youtube.com/watch?v=nMO37phmVyI

    Edit: there is a lot of old Sly on YouTube. Check it out: http://youtube.com/results?search_query ... mily+stone

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by MJD

    A bit of a goose-bump moment; and a bit of sadness at the ravages of time (and whatever else he did for 19 years).

    But that infectious smile is great to see again.

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  • MJD
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    Sly still has it:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6dPTl85QI74

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  • Mennisco
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    Originally posted by twittering debutante
    I've never watched "American Idol", but their impact on modern music would seem to be about nil.

    What if the Academy Awards devoted a large portion of their telecast to "actors" from "Survivor" or "The Real World"?

    When you pander to the lowest common denominator of American musical taste, it's amazing guys like McCartney bother to show up, and guys like me bother to watch.

    Word.
    The real survivors are those who refuse to listen to the 3 note, 1 key, 1 chord, 2 word, repeat-a-beat-to-death garbage, that renders too many children brain dead by the age of 14. Or watch Survivor, that's potentially more dangerous:

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  • MJD
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    Originally posted by twittering debutante
    Toto won 7 Grammys in 1983.

    Check out this all-star line-up!

    http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1983/grammys.htm

    At a dinner party last night and there were three people there that were still "basking in the glow" of a Toto concert from Saturday.

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  • MJD
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    AF made the NYT mag, Grammy people are morons:


    "The musicians seem to have strengthened their collective immunity to hype by resolutely doing what they want: they turned down the chance to tour with R.E.M. so they could continue performing their full-length shows; they refused to play Britain’s “Top of the Pops,” on which bands traditionally lip-sync their material, until they were permitted to play live; and they resisted the entreaties of several major record companies, made over a series of lavish dinners, to leave Merge, the independent label that released “Funeral.”"


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/magaz ... ref=slogin

    This may not need a log in:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/magaz ... nted=print

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  • MJD
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    Originally posted by twittering debutante
    Arcade Fire needs to come up with a plan to save the world.
    "Further proof that Canada is cooler than America: While our high schools get motivational speakers and pep rallies for special events, Canada's kids get concerts by the Arcade Fire in their cafeteria."



    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/f ... rcade_Fire

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  • MJD
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    Originally posted by twittering debutante
    Toto won 7 Grammys in 1983.

    Check out this all-star line-up!

    http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1983/grammys.htm
    Wow. Thank goodness for CFNY back then:

    http://www.spiritofradio.ca/

    It's founder had one of the geatest radio voices.

    http://www.spiritofradio.ca/MediaH/AirC ... masses.MP3

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  • einnod23
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    All I'll say is this.....

    The band of Patrice Rushen (keys), Nile Rodgers (guitar), Randy Jackson, (bass--from American Idol, not RJ from the J5), and Greg Errico (drums) was jammin'!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, the singers were NOT up to par!!!!!!

    Sorry for a post that's 2 years late!!!!!!!

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  • twittering debutante
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    Toto won 7 Grammys in 1983.

    Check out this all-star line-up!

    http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1983/grammys.htm

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  • gh
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    Listening to Greg Kihn on the way to work this morning (he's now a DJ in San José) and he said he quit paying attention to the Grammies the year that Gail Garnett ("we'll sing in the sunshine") beat Dylan.

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  • twittering debutante
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    I've never watched "American Idol", but their impact on modern music would seem to be about nil.

    What if the Academy Awards devoted a large portion of their telecast to "actors" from "Survivor" or "The Real World"?

    When you pander to the lowest common denominator of American musical taste, it's amazing guys like McCartney bother to show up, and guys like me bother to watch.

    Word.

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  • marknhj
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    We watched it and enjoyed it much more than usual. However, when the hell did that U2 album come out? I thought it was at least 2 years old. Sly was bizarre to say the least; not sure if he actually sang or played the keyboards. I thought Paul Mc's rendition of helter skelter was brilliant (but how his new album got a nomination beggers belief). Listened to The Joshua Tree while driving to the Bay Area a few days ago; it has not aged very well...

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  • gh
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    Re: Grammys/Sly

    Originally posted by Walt Murphy
    ...It appeared to me that this might have been one of the best Grammy shows ever, with great production numbers and rare matchups. Anyone agree?

    from SF Chron

    <<Even the bizarre sight of a decrepit Sly Stone in a blond Mohawk making his first public performance in more than 19 years couldn't rescue the 48th annual Grammy Awards telecast Wednesday night.

    After a string of listless versions of classic Sly and the Family Stone hits by younger-generation artists such as Joss Stone, Van Hunt, Fantasia, John Legend and others, the reclusive 61-year-old Howard Hughes of rock strode out on stage in a gold lame cloak with his hand in a cast, sang two choruses of "I Want to Take You Higher," and split, leaving the all-star ensemble -- which also included a few members of his original band -- to finish the song by themselves. .....>>

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 01&sc=1000

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  • MJD
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    Funny.

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