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Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:04 pm

How about a poll of our favorite Bing Crosby songs in Bruce's memory :mrgreen:

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Post by McJagger » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:39 am

This is my choice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXjbI3kRus. This song, of course, is slightly less perfect than all of his other songs due to David Bowie's involvement. Bowie will never be able to (objectively) equal Bing's greatness as measured in record sales, influence, physical attractiveness, and body odor.
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Re: New Poll

Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:45 am

Listening to anything past Sousa is a real chore for me, so I may not be able to participate. In fact I think music really fell off after Edison's "Mary Had a Little Lamb. "

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Re: New Poll

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:48 am

Wow, you guys are so ignorant. You don't know anything about the music that came before you... or after... or at any point in time. Here's a brief history of music from this enlightened fellow who knows way more than any of you 16-60 year olds.

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Re: New Poll

Post by JimmyJazz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:00 am

Alright guys, I know we are all having fun (hilarious comments BTW), but I just hope Bruce's damn bad attitude and obsession with smashing older pre-60s artists on our skulls will turn us all off from this music either, so much of which is great. I'm not talking about, say, Bing per se (who I honestly have never cared for to begin with), but, you know, all-time greats like Armstrong or Hank Williams or Little Richard.

Basically, let's be the opposite of Bruce in terms of attitude and broader musical tastes, not the "anti-everything Bruce likes forum just because Bruce liked it".

Perhaps I am simply overreacting, but I just wanted to throw that out there.

Still, thank god that Henrik finally banned him! I have been waiting for this day for a long time...

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Re: New Poll

Post by McJagger » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:40 am

I agree. Critics generally DO place too much emphasis on the LP as the standard medium of musical expression. This short shrifts artists from before the LP era and artists in genres that deemphasize the long player.

That being said, I believe music has gone downhill since the invention of the piano. You guys can't appreciate the virtuosity necessary to play the harpsichord and instead gravitate to disposable gutter music like Beethoven's Ninth.

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Re: New Poll

Post by Henry » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:46 am

I wasn't aware that Bruce had been banned. I think that given the general maturity of the other folks in this forum we could deal more effectively with Bruce by not taking the bait when he attempts to taunt us.

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