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Good BYE [Jul. 23rd, 2006|03:45 pm]
The American Caliban
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[Current Music |September In The Rain - Slim Gaillard]

The shittiest band in Orange County is decamping for Louisville.

A particularly bitter part of my rock-crit past surfaced reading that article, and I fell off the wagon. (Those of us in recovery sometimes fail.) I sent a letter to the editor which wasn't published, and that's a good thing.
I have an alternative reason for the puzzling failure of the Overreactors to make it in Orange County: they're terrible. They've been a plague on local coffeehouses for more than a decade. It's a tremendous relief to know that I won't hear that crap cover of the Cowboy Junkies' crap cover of "Sweet Jane" ever again, or any of their other half-step-off insults to great songs. Cover bands are bad enough, but tone-deaf covers of our favorite songs are torture.

Musicians network in Orange County... ...with other musicians whose music they like. The other stuff is called "Outsider Music."
And that's your Bitter Asswipe Update for today.
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-07-23 11:07 pm (UTC)
YIKES! remind me to never do a song you don't like.


IDEA !!!!

List the absolute WRONG songs you never want to hear in a coffeehouse and they shall be BANISHED from the land. This I decree.

Geez, this should be it's own thread.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2006-07-23 11:15 pm (UTC)
I believe we've already discussed (disgust?) Norwegian Wood

And you know how I feel about anything related to The Eagles, but now that I'm doing the cover song circiut I understand the sad, sad neccessity of these things...
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-07-23 11:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Hell, Freddie.




(note: in Hell your name will be Freddie.)
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From: besskeloid
2006-07-24 08:41 am (UTC)
There's two good versions of 'Hotel California', by Ritual Tension (Swansy as hell) & Little Miss Trinitron (8-bit heaven).
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-07-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
It's more like the songs I love being demolished by off-key soulless fucks, really. If they did a song I hated it didn't matter that they were corpsefucking it. But when it was "Can't Find My Way Home" or "Sweet Jane" or something it made me want to get the flamethrower out.
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-07-23 11:27 pm (UTC)
THAT DOES IT.

I'm gonna work on a 30 minute gurdy version of "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

and NO, i will NOT tune it first.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2006-07-23 11:40 pm (UTC)
I think that will improve the song dramatically.
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[User Picture]From: drieuxster
2006-07-24 07:26 pm (UTC)

making a living....


Now I would pay money for that...

either that or look at selling it to the State Security Apparatus as a means of extracting information, which ever comes first on the bid list...
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2006-07-23 11:17 pm (UTC)

And for the benefit of others,

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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2006-07-23 11:27 pm (UTC)
GREAT STUFF!
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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2006-07-23 11:30 pm (UTC)
They should have been in the Daily Douchebag at some point.

In any event, I doubt their vendetta against you would have been so tortuous and shit-eatingly weird as Perry Farrell's.
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From: besskeloid
2006-07-24 08:43 am (UTC)
"Shit-postingly weird", surely?
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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2006-07-26 02:32 am (UTC)
That too, certainly.
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[User Picture]From: scromp
2006-07-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
Now why you gotta fling shit my way? What's wrong with miami or austin
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2006-07-23 11:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, man: YOU sent them to US. We took them off your hands for 13 years! It's YOUR turn now.
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[User Picture]From: hweimei
2006-07-24 02:03 am (UTC)
I am somewhat relieved that there is no recording (that I know of) of me doing "Can't Find My Way Home."
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