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Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:06 am

Greetings,

For no real reason other than because I feel like it, I'm going to do a countdown of my favourite 100 bands and musicians! A new one each day...

Let's get this party started...

#100 - S*M*A*S*H




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Retro. :)
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“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:16 am

How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys? Some West End girls would like to know.
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:17 am

Nice thread! Dont know the first band but im hoping your gonna have some metal in the countdown somewhere!!! \m/

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The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:28 am

Greetings,
bodom wrote:Nice thread! Dont know the first band but im hoping your gonna have some metal in the countdown somewhere!!!
Yes, but it's the exception rather than the norm.
tilt wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys?
Might be a while yet.... :D

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Retro. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:35 am

retrofuturist wrote:
tilt wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys?
Might be a while yet....
Oh, I cannot wait.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by DNS » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:51 am

:thumbsup: Cool.

I am not as big of a music fan as Retro, but I love lists and countdowns. :tongue:

When I was younger I liked watching the "Top 100 music videos of all time" on MTV. I always thought it was kind of funny how the Top 10 seemed to be dominated by musicians who were currently in the Top 40 (of that time) for a so-called "all-time" best list.

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Post by alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:04 am

Bruce or No Bruce?
If there is to be no Springsteen, I'm not sure I can fully support this enterprise. http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Ben » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:06 am

tiltbillings wrote:How long do we have to wait for the Pet Shop Boys? Some West End girls would like to know.
Priceless!!
Thanks Tilt for the laugh.


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:38 am

alan wrote:Bruce or No Bruce?
If there is to be no Springsteen, I'm not sure I can fully support this enterprise. http://www.brucespringsteen.net/news/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I would want to see Tom Waits.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:56 am

Springsteen rocks as hard as anyone ever has. He's thoughtful, clear minded, and determined to use his talents to inspire. He's a national treasure.
And he can be funny. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/0 ... _bruc.html

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Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:49 am

alan wrote:Springsteen rocks as hard as anyone ever has. He's thoughtful, clear minded, and determined to use his talents to inspire. He's a national treasure.
And he can be funny. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/0 ... _bruc.html
No argument from me, but I am thinking retro's taste in music go off in a bit of a different, odder, direction, but who knows he could be a big Barry Manilow fan. We'll just have wait and see.
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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by alan » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:07 am

God Help us all.

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:34 pm

Greetings,

#99 - The Whip




Metta,
Retro. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by bodom » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:34 pm

Im diggin 'Trash' from The Whip. Never heard em before.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:39 pm

Greetings Bodom,
bodom wrote:Im diggin 'Trash' from The Whip. Never heard em before.
They're from Manchester, have one album called "X Marks Destination" which contains the two songs linked to above, and are supposedly working on their second album. I like them mainly because they follow in the steps of other famous Manchester bands like New Order, who demonstrate that synthesizers and electric guitars needn't be kept separated, and in fact, go very well together! Until about 10 years ago, you would be surprised just how many bands were either guitar-only, or synth-only... with very little crossover.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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