Music... I Listened to Some

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  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Mike O
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    Excellent output! Glad you found some grooves. :thumbsup:

    It's a great creative outlet and just feels plain old good!

    You nailed it for me. In the zone, there’s nothing like it. With your buddies or solo.

    Playing instruments deserves its own thread.

    Listening = inhaling
    Playing = exhaling
     
  2. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

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    Gary
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    Yeah...guys like Sting, McCartney, Geddy Lee are aliens I think....more talent in their pinky than I will have in 10 lifetimes.
     
  3. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

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  4. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that was awesome. Thanks for posting. Such a good song that lends itself so well to a more raucous cover.
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    More of them disheveled stoner-dopers going off. This one's for you and your civil servant brethren, @mtbMike:





    Watch that without a tear? You're harder than me.

    Kenny and Brian May, wow. Happy Friday! :)
     
  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Tears? I couldn't even listen to the whole thing. Not my cup of tea but one of my old work partners loves this band. Now I guess I know ONE song they sing since you posted this. @mike you're working too hard trying to cherry pick bangs that were *not* stoners/dopers from this era. I'd probably use the entire bandwidth of the World Wide Web doing the opposite but here's just one from 5 Finger....https://www.thefix.com/five-finger-death-punch-speak-out-about-singers-addiction-struggle
     
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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    I never said this band was not comprised of stoner-dopers. I never actually thought about whether they are or not – I'm just riffing on the categorization you laid on hard rock because it strikes me as so fukcing peculiar in these times. And realistically, the fact that I could "cherry pick" all day hard rock musicians not on drugs means that painting the music the way you have equals stereotyping.

    That's the difference between us, musically. You judge music based on the people you perceive to be playing or listening to it, and I don't. Couldn't turn down the music and watch the homage to civil servants? That's a pity. It's very well done. Cheers, happy weekend!


    PS: Another sober guy you can love, Zakk Wylde. Oops, looks like stoner, ferget it. :D




    Mike, what would you do if I pulled out a pipe and took a hit while guiding you on a ride? ;)
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

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    Stay upwind??:eek::p
     
  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

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    Get in the rotation with me and @DangerDirtyD!
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Mark, I can always depend on you for practical advice! :)

    Speaking of practical advice... :thumbsup: I miss my brothers from other mothers... :(
     
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    From reputation, @mike and @rossage are the two best technical riders on this forum. What else do they have in common? (Scratching chin emoji)
     
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  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

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    In all honesty I watched...tried to listen. Good...no, great...music, but the lyrics were unintelligible. Which is a shame, because I sense there's a hell of a story in this ballad.
     
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  13. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    I don’t judge the music based on whether the band members were stoners/dopers or not. I’m sure there’s musicians I like that partake in this activities. It just so happens that I dislike that era of music *for the most part*. That 5 Finger song you posted was mostly just some guy screaming into a microphone for the most part in my opinion. Pretty obnoxious.

    I probably would just ignore you smoking a bowl but then again if you asked for an opinion, you’ll get both barrels. I was on an organized MTB tour and the guide (who I like) started talking up Bernie Sanders’ campaign and I had no problem lighting into him.
     
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  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

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    Oh yeah? Thanks! There's a few more around here who can roll some rocks...they know who they are.
    While most people will think about pot users as stereotypical stoner dudes and dudettes, using cannabis doesn't mean you have to be Spicoli, though you can, if you want to.
    I have found that a medicinal amount, 0.15-0.20g, of dry herb, vaped, will allay my scatter-brained thoughts and help me focus on the task at hand, typically technical singletrack, or sometimes other stuff like having a cup of coffee or getting laid.... :thumbsup:
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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    @Tom the Bomb eats Itchy-Scratchy and Webb Canyon for dinner every Wednesday.
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Well this is the music thread, which became a commentary on stoners, which prompted me to point out two excellent riders who partake while riding. It wasn't my intention to turn this into a "Who's a great rider on IMTB thread." My bad.

    Back to the music! Why was Mick Fleetwood such a perfect metronome even while under the influence of alcohol and drugs? I lose all sense of time, speed and most coordination if in an altered state.
     
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  17. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

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    :)
     
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  18. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

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    Merry Christmas to the Family!

     
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  19. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

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    Modern soul.

     
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  20. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, yes, yes! Can't count the times that my brother and I had a snoot full and sang this a little too loud somewhere that the appropriateness was questionable. That little honky tonk'd Jingle Bell quote on the slide made me smile.
     
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  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Pump the brakes, herzie!...there is loads of skill all over the forum. Park skills, I have none, I rarely go fast and can’t corner worth a F.

    First blush shows rossage and I enjoy some of the same recreation. But the more basal stuff is what really makes us bros; our co-opting non-western cultures and embrace of non-traditional vocation are two biggies.



    Turning on a headlamp in the cold always reminds me...

     
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  22. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

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    REK, and Social D.....this thread is firing this morning.
     
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  23. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

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    And when the cosmos align and we approach critical mass, memorable things start to happen.
    Cheers!

    And here's to White Widow sativa and Sumatran coffee for a rainy day wake and bake...

     
  24. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

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  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Mike O
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    I just sent 2.5 coldies, cracked open GarageBand and pulled out my new acoustic love. Macbook Pro mic is impressive!


    For @mtbMike. :) Sorry about the 457 mistakes and the tuning.

    Blue on Black


    Night
    Falls and I'am alone
    Skin
    Yeah chilled me to the bone
    You
    Turned and you ran
    Oh yea
    Oh slipped
    Right from my hand
    Blue on black
    Tears on a river
    Push on a shove
    It don't mean much
    Joker on jack
    Match on a fire
    Cold on ice
    As a dead man's touch
    Whisper on a scream
    Doesn't change a thing
    Doesn't bring you back
    Blue on black
    Blind
    Oh now I see
    Truth
    Lies and in between
    Wrong
    Can't be undone
    Slipped
    From the tip of your tongue
    Blue on black
    Tears on a river
    Push on a shove
    It don't mean much
    Joker on jack
    Match on a fire
    Cold on ice
    As a dead man's touch
    Whisper on a scream
    Doesn't change a thing
    Doesn't bring you back
    Blue on black
     
  26. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

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    Ross Lawson
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    Dude! That's awesome! Soulful, just like your riding.
    Do you do Bar Mitzvahs?
    :thumbsup:
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Mike O
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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, "booked."

    Soulful...like the time I wrecked my brand new bike first ride ever, first difficulty. I'm thankful someone was there, glad it was you. :cool:
     
  28. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  29. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Mike O
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    A song made by The Paper Stars from a poem written by Jonny Copp about an avalanche. The poem was penned shortly before Copp and his two partners were swept off Mount Edgar during their attempted ascent of the unclimbed Chinese peak. RIP, Jonny, Micah and Wade.

    Border Country



    Here it comes to take me down, take me down with that thundering sound
    Here she comes all spread wide, calling me back from Border Country
    Inch by inch, step by step, shadows running in both directions

    I’m cowering down from the echo in town, bringing us face to face
    Tied my boots, make a run, turn to see that my thought’s untied
    Standing still in the blazing sun, nowhere to hide
    In Border Country

    Here it comes to take me down, take me down with that thundering sound
    Here she comes all spread wide, calling me back from Border Country
    Inch by inch, step by step, shadows running in both directions

    I’m grabbing the earth, hold on tight
    wishing for my mamma and my sweetheart’s delight
    Here in Border Country

    Pull out a pin and whistle, let the old man dance
    I’m buying my ticket out of Border Country
     
  30. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

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    East Sacramento
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    Ross Lawson
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    Highball
    Prophetic.
    Sometimes I have second thoughts about writing things down, lest they come true!
     
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