Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Music, that’s something we all can discuss. Specifically, though, I’d like to ask pose a question to some of the younger folks out there (or anyone else who’s knowledgeable). I’m in my early 30s and primarily listen to classic rock/hard rock/metal. Bands/Artists such as Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, CCR, Slipknot, Elton John,(old) Metallica, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Superjoint Ritual, Nine Inch Nails, Eric Clapton, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Slayer, Sepultura, Deftones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and on and on.

Anyhow, based upon my musical tastes, are there any new bands out there that perhaps I am unaware of but most likely would appreciate? Surely there are, as it seems every generation has its great bands/artists (and I’m talking about REAL music, not corporate nonsense). I listen to the great music from when I was in high school and my early twenties, just as I listen to the great music of my parents’ generation—the soundtrack of my childhood. I never listen to the radio, so I don’t get a chance to discover new bands. But one need only look at history to come to the realization that every generation produces great art, and for the most part older folks tend either to disregard it or to condemn it as something that’s evil. I don’t want to ever make that mistake; I love music and am open to new bands/artists. Sooo, any suggestions?
Blah

Wichita Falls, TX

#2 Feb 9, 2013
Tiresias wrote:
Music, that’s something we all can discuss. Specifically, though, I’d like to ask pose a question to some of the younger folks out there (or anyone else who’s knowledgeable). I’m in my early 30s and primarily listen to classic rock/hard rock/metal. Bands/Artists such as Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, CCR, Slipknot, Elton John,(old) Metallica, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Superjoint Ritual, Nine Inch Nails, Eric Clapton, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Slayer, Sepultura, Deftones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and on and on.
Anyhow, based upon my musical tastes, are there any new bands out there that perhaps I am unaware of but most likely would appreciate? Surely there are, as it seems every generation has its great bands/artists (and I’m talking about REAL music, not corporate nonsense). I listen to the great music from when I was in high school and my early twenties, just as I listen to the great music of my parents’ generation—the soundtrack of my childhood. I never listen to the radio, so I don’t get a chance to discover new bands. But one need only look at history to come to the realization that every generation produces great art, and for the most part older folks tend either to disregard it or to condemn it as something that’s evil. I don’t want to ever make that mistake; I love music and am open to new bands/artists. Sooo, any suggestions?
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
You really must like the sound of your own voice
just me

Bowie, TX

#3 Feb 9, 2013
You have to check out Twicebroken from wichita falls!
Alicide

Bowie, TX

#4 Feb 9, 2013
Blah wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
You really must like the sound of your own voice
Go eat donkey ding

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#5 Feb 9, 2013
Blah wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
You really must like the sound of your own voice
Technically, smart a$$, I have been writing—not speaking; since I don’t recite each of my posts before I submit them, my hearing and voice are not involved. So to say that I enjoy hearing myself talk is incorrect on multiple levels which I won’t attempt to delineate here, because I get the sense that your intellectual skills are inadequate if not altogether nonexistent.

What I do like to do is discuss important issues and concepts, share information, and so on. And doing so often requires thoroughness and depth, not two-or-three line statements devoid of anything more than surface meaning. I started this music thread for two reasons: to get a lighthearted dialogue going, and because I truly am interested in the topic and should like to discover some new music. So take your poor attitude elsewhere you whine bag—no one forces you to read my posts; if you don’t like what I say refute it by employing reason/rationality (something I highly doubt you’re capable of), or ignore it altogether and avoid such infantile outbursts as you demonstrated in this “blah, blah, blah” post. Or, better yet, sketch me an algorithm that explicates precisely how much writing an individual is allowed to engage in before he or she crosses the line from mere commentator to one who likes to hear the sound of his or her own voice.

By the way, what are you, twelve or so years old? Are you too stupid to engage in rational debate and thus forced to speak like you flunked out of school in junior high? Have Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, the media (which largely work via sound bites), and the “instant gratification” consumerist culture in which we reside really shortened your attention span to the extent that a paragraph or two is too much and thus considered to be self-indulgent?(Don’t worry, I won’t hold my breath for an intelligent reply…at least not from the likes of you).

Ergo, act like an adult or go back to the playground with the rest of the brats.

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#6 Feb 9, 2013
just me wrote:
You have to check out Twicebroken from wichita falls!
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll do that.

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#7 Feb 10, 2013
Moreover, "Blah," I began posting on September 11, 2010. During said time frame I've posted 226 posts (obviously this one will be number 227, but that's beside the point.

Hence, let us engage in a bit of averaging here. September 11, 2010 to today is 2 years and 5 months…or, approximately 880 days. Divide my 226 posts by 880 days and you’ll discover that I have averaged 0.25 posts per day—or approximately one post every four days.

That's hardly overdoing it, I think.
Bowieite

Wichita Falls, TX

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Blah---you are a bee-yotch. Someone asks a question and you have to be hateful and rude for no good reason. I bet you think of yourself as a christian too don't ya? If you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all. I mean, WWJD? Be rude and dis-respectful right?

Its people like you that are the problem with this town. Everyone is so judgemental, so quick to jump to conclusions. True Tiresias does write some long drawn-out posts a lot of times, and I don't always agree with everything he says, but you gotta admit the dude is good at communicating ideas and is intelligent and doesn't write just to hear thesound of his own voice. I hardly ever write on this site but I read it all the time. And I look forward to Tiresias posts because I like his logical way of thinking. Even when I don't agree with the content of his posts, which is rare, I still like to read his posts because he writes well and makes me think about things, sometimes in a way I've never have thought of them before, like from a different angle or whatever. IMO theres alot more value in that than in a blah blah post like yours that doesn't say anything, really. So think next time before you open your pie hole & make rediculous accusations(sp?). I don't know who you or Tiresias are personally but I bet money Tiresias could destroy you in a battle of the wits any day of the week. For that matter I bet I could beat you too.
Pharohism

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2013
Check out Mumford and sons , The Lumineers are good ,Phillip Phillips ,Cross Canadian Ragweed ,the Toadies are always good and are from Possum Kingdom ,I think lol

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#10 Feb 12, 2013
Pharohism wrote:
Check out Mumford and sons , The Lumineers are good ,Phillip Phillips ,Cross Canadian Ragweed ,the Toadies are always good and are from Possum Kingdom ,I think lol
Thank you for the suggestions! I’ll look into the bands/artists you mentioned when I have time to do so.

As for the Toadies, I recall that their song “Possum Kingdom” used to be on the radio quite frequently when I was in high school. I’m not sure whether or not they actually are from Possum Kingdom, but I know that they are from Texas—and they (or at least a member or two of the band) may in fact be from Possum Kingdom or somewhere nearby…like I said, I don’t really know. I do, however, remember hearing rumors that they are from the Possum Kingdom area and/or that they used to fish, swim, party, play music, etc. there when they were younger (or before they “made it” as a band)…so there may be some validity to that claim.

Anyhow, thanks again for your input…it is very much appreciated, and I say that with the utmost sincerity.

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#11 Feb 12, 2013
Bowieite wrote:
Blah---you are a bee-yotch. Someone asks a question and you have to be hateful and rude for no good reason. I bet you think of yourself as a christian too don't ya? If you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all. I mean, WWJD? Be rude and dis-respectful right?
Its people like you that are the problem with this town. Everyone is so judgemental, so quick to jump to conclusions. True Tiresias does write some long drawn-out posts a lot of times, and I don't always agree with everything he says, but you gotta admit the dude is good at communicating ideas and is intelligent and doesn't write just to hear thesound of his own voice. I hardly ever write on this site but I read it all the time. And I look forward to Tiresias posts because I like his logical way of thinking. Even when I don't agree with the content of his posts, which is rare, I still like to read his posts because he writes well and makes me think about things, sometimes in a way I've never have thought of them before, like from a different angle or whatever. IMO theres alot more value in that than in a blah blah post like yours that doesn't say anything, really. So think next time before you open your pie hole & make rediculous accusations(sp?). I don't know who you or Tiresias are personally but I bet money Tiresias could destroy you in a battle of the wits any day of the week. For that matter I bet I could beat you too.
Hey there Bowieite…thanks for defending me and for the kind comments in general. I very much appreciate it.

Best Wishes…

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#12 Feb 12, 2013
Alicide wrote:
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Go eat donkey ding
I second that suggestion :)
Pam_ela

Bowie, TX

#13 Feb 13, 2013
Hey Tiresias, its been a long time since there has been something worth commenting on here. Have you ever listened to Apocalyptica?

Classic instruments = rock songs

If you haven't listened to them, you might give them a try, I love them. Fav song, Not strong enough featuring Brent Smith.

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#14 Feb 13, 2013
Pam_ela wrote:
Hey Tiresias, its been a long time since there has been something worth commenting on here. Have you ever listened to Apocalyptica?
Classic instruments = rock songs
If you haven't listened to them, you might give them a try, I love them. Fav song, Not strong enough featuring Brent Smith.
Hey there Pam_ela. Actually, I do like Apocalyptica; I bought their album “Worlds Collide” shortly after it was released because I liked the song “I’m Not Jesus” featuring Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour. To date “Worlds Collide” is the only Apocalyptica album I own, though, so if you have any suggestions as to other Apocalyptica albums I should check out let me know because they are a pretty cool group.

At first I listened only to “I’m Not Jesus”(the only song with which I was familiar), but after some time several other songs from said album “grew on me,” so to speak. I especially enjoy some of their instrumentals (there is a particularly awesome one on “Worlds Collide,” the name of which I cannot recall at the moment).

Anyhow, I’m glad you mentioned Apocalyptica because I left my copy of their CD in my brother’s car and had sort of forgotten about it. Your mentioning it reminded me that I need to retrieve it so I can listen to it during my routine commute to Wichita Falls and back. Thanks!!!
Pam_ela

Bowie, TX

#15 Feb 14, 2013
They have several albums:
Plays Metallica came out in 96
Inquisition Symphony came out in 98
Several other but 7th symphony came out in 2010
rigdude

Springtown, TX

#16 Feb 14, 2013
you might like dream theater or liquid tension experiment. idk

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#17 Feb 16, 2013
Pam_ela wrote:
They have several albums:
Plays Metallica came out in 96
Inquisition Symphony came out in 98
Several other but 7th symphony came out in 2010
Cool. I appreciate the information and most certainly will give the aforementioned albums a listen. Thank you very much for your help!

Since: Sep 10

Bowie, TX

#18 Feb 16, 2013
rigdude wrote:
you might like dream theater or liquid tension experiment. idk
Thanks for the input. I never have listened to Dream Theater before, but I've heard several Tool fans say that one who likes Tool most likely will like Dream Theater as well (since they're both considered to be "progressive rock" or something to that effect). And I've never even heard of Liquid Tension Experiment before, but I'll be sure to check out both bands on Youtube and see if I like them.

Thank you for the suggestions; I very much appreciate it.

Have a good one...

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