Jun 062007

Hey, E. Pluribus —

You need to grow a pair and actually sit down and listen to this new McCartney album. Shit, man, are you going to live out the rest of your life in a hermetically sealed, pre-1981 vinyl body-condom? Life goes on, dude!

I say all this because I’m beginning to wonder if you’re actually scared of the new McCartney record — as though the Sam Ash guitar sound is going to leap out of the speakers and infect your ears somehow. Look, man, I readily agree with the notion — which I assume you hold — that there has never been a bass drum sound as perfect as the one on the Chuck Berry single “Talkin’ ‘Bout You” — but the rock world keeps on turning, one day at a time. Like the man said: one monkey don’t stop no show!

Face your fears, Plurbie! Come up out of the basement and cue up this new disc! Justify our love! We’re rooting for you!


  12 Responses to “A Message to E. Pluribus Gergely: Grow Some BALLS!”

  1. Hey Hrundi,

    Forget it. I’ve got too much on my plate today. I’ve gotta clean the rust off old beer cans (gotta put on the gloves ’cause I’ll be using oxalic acid) -found a few nice cone tops in the dump around the corner from my house, rearrange my sock drawer, remove corns from the bottom of my feet, etc. These tasks are much more important than checking out another McCartney dud. What’s he really got under his belt anyway besides the Band on the Run LP and a handful of singles. Big deal. A band like Jigsaw more or less has that. I’ll leave the detective work to you. . . .since you’re having a hell of a problem trying to figure out what to do with all your money and free time.

    May I make two suggestions? 1) DO SOMETHING MORE WORTHWHILE THAN CONCOCTING NONSENSE FOR THIS SITE. You have a functioning brain, for Christ’s sake! Not many people, including myself, have that! And anyway, do you really want to be a part of this thing if the big events are the Moderator’s new found respect for The Cure and Phantom Toll Booth? Don’t know about you, but I feel like throwing up everytime I’m done reading one of his “New and Improved” Moderator pieces. 2) If I had as much money and time on my hands as you, I’d be Elvis Presley by now, not the fat one but the one on that first cover, the one the Clash ripped off. Figure out something truly worthwhile to do with your time and persue it until your dead with exhaustion . Shame on you for wasting such precious gifts.

    May God bless you,
    E. Pluribus

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Hey, Plurbie — dunno why, but I feel obligated to point out that I ain’t rich, silly stories about buying cufflinks at Brooks Brothers notwithstanding. I used to be rolling in clover, back when I barely worked at a job I hated, but those days are long gone. Now, it’s a waiting game. Our studio was meant to be completed in July, now it looks like September if we’re lucky. Believe me, I am well and truly tired of the thrift store/RTH/fish sticks for dinner dynamic to my current existence. But greater things are on the horizon. I ask only for your patience, and your trust. I’ll make you proud of me yet — I swear it.

    In the meantime, a little less disdain for this noble Web experiment might be in order. You’re one of the reasons the old site was worth visiting — we need you, mannnnnnn!

  3. Mr. Moderator

    E, keep it coming. We know it’s a matter of time before you set that rage free and direct it outward, to the world that most cries for it, the world that most needs it. No need to worry so much about Nigel.

  4. There’s a better chance E. Pluribus will hear that album if somebody rips him a copy and sends it to him. Even better if they bring it and a six-pack on over. I know, for me, there’s a huge difference between what I’ll listen to if it comes my way and what I’m willing to make an effort to listen to.

  5. Mr. Moderator

    No one in their right mind would want to listen to that new McCartney album in either of your presence, and that’s not meant as an insult to your general presence. If you want to make Hrrundi’s life miserable, give him a 6-pack to hand deliver to E along with the CD. You couldn’t pay me to watch that usually enjoyable misery between friends. And you know what? It’s been said that both of them would get what’s coming to them.

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    Mr. Mod sez:

    And you know what? It’s been said that both of them would get what’s coming to them.

    I say:

    Eh? Perhaps I don’t want to know what this means.

  7. Mr. Moderator

    Just trying to throw some heat back at the two of you. I’m enjoying cooling off a bit. In other words, I’m joking around.

    What I am serious about is that it would be hell to listen to that album in the presence of either EPG or mwall. For different reasons, those guys couldn’t be worse candidates for giving the album a fair shake.

  8. Does that mean no one’s bringing me a six-pack?

  9. Mr. Moderator

    Hell, no. I’d bring either of you a 6-pack, but if you want to listen to the new McCartney album, I’m splitting. And that’s not meant as a knock on the new McCartney album.

  10. mwall sez:

    “There’s a better chance E. Pluribus will hear that album if somebody rips him a copy and sends it to him.”

    Indeed. At the very least, I’d definitely give it a spin in the car.

    And I am curbing my disdain for the site, regardless of the fact that it’s still there in spades. Why? Well, I’ve got a lot of respect for Maudlin. Although he’s running half the show, he’s still an incredibly opinionated SOB. The Moderator should take heed. Maudlin’s not a frequent contributor, but when he does contribute, the contribution is always something interesting and somewhat controversial. The gang always feels the urge to respond. One does not create a stir with a reevaluation of The Cure. The Cure blows. It’s a done deal. It’s been a done deal for ages. The Moderator needs to ditch the whole “embrace the rock comunity” drivel and take on issues like why the Lennon songs on Rubber Soul make the album drag. Yeah, he said that about two years ago. I didn’t agree with it, but I certainly give him credit for coming up with a unique bent on the album. I’m STILL waiting for him to provide some back-up for that statement.

    You too, Hrrundi, could learn something from all this. Instead of posting “You Tube” links, why not really cause trouble and let the world know that your favorite three bands are Prince, ZZ Top, and ELO. Forget everything else. Those three winners get more coverage from you than anybody else. I’m looking forward to some real sincerity. It’ll make me sick, but I’ll defintely read what you post and most probably feel the need to respond in some way or another.

    Hey, and how about an entry concerning your dire hated for just about anything sung by a white female? That’d be a good one. . . .And I’m the narrowminded one. For all the talk about manhood that goes on around here, I find it very interesting that the acutal count of real men at RTH is probably less than the number of fingers on Jerry Garcia’s right hand.


    E. Pluribus

  11. Mr. Moderator

    Did I never back up that opinion about Lennon’s songs on Rubber Soul? If not, I’ll take some time and do so over the coming days. Thanks for the reminder.

    You’ve badly misread my purpose for the Critical Upgrade of The Cure, but that’s not the first time. My aim is just now on the brink of coming true. You probably won’t be thrilled with the result of it, but I can assure you I’m nearing just the tip of what should be a satisfying discussion – for my own amusement – on the real matter at hand.

    With the other questions and suggestions you raise, I will propose the following to you: why don’t you log into The Back Office and formulate a post asking me 10 questions – any 10 questions on rock that you feel I’ve been cheating people out of hearing my answers to. I don’t care if you already know my answers or not. You ask me the 10 questions – 10 HARD questions – and I’ll see if I can answer them: STRAIGHT UP.

    As an added bonus, I sincerely don’t recall exactly what I said about that Stevie Wonder album, but I know you’re a sponge and retain little nuggets people say and can even recite them in a spot-on imitation of the person who first said it. If you do remember what I said, please send it to me. If it rings a bell, make that one of your questions, and I’ll paste it in as my reply.

    Then we’ll move onto a day-long discussion over that 4th REM album that was sitting at the front of a stack near your turntable the first time I saw your old apartment.

    THEN – and only then – we’ll discuss favorite album cuts by Mandrill.

  12. I see know reason why Plurbie needs to waste his time listening to it. I’ve gone through it a few times now. There are some good tracks on it, but its not like EPU’s life would be any worse for not hearing it. To me its as good as Macartney II except the vox are not as good. His “Oh Darling” voice is as painful at his high-pitched voice. He needs to keep it simple!

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