Sep 072012

This is your Rock Town Hall!

If you’ve already got Back Office privileges and can initiate threads, by all means use your privileges! If you’d like to acquire such privileges, let us know. If you’ve got a comment that needs to be made, what are you waiting for? If you’re just dropping in and find yourself feeling the need to scat, don’t hesitate to register and post your thoughts. The world of intelligent rock discussion benefits from your participation. If nothing else, your own Mr. Moderator gets a day off from himself. It’s a good thing for you as well as me!


  9 Responses to “This Is Your Rock Town Hall”

  1. Suburban kid

    I’m working on a blurb or two and couldn’t figure out where to post them, so …

  2. This is a fine place, Suburban kid, and if you ever want to launch new threads yourself say the word. We will expand your privileges. Thanks.

  3. Suburban kid

    Oh, OK. Here’s a short one:

    On Second Thought: Bands You Originally Thought Sucked But Later Learned to Enjoy

    I have a lot of these, but off the top of my head I can think of:

    The Smiths – I saw them open for The Fall in 1983 and thought they were very boring. Then I had to listen to them as my record store co-workers played them over and over again in 1985-86. I thought Morrissey was a pretentious drip, which prevented me from even trying to like the music. But after an extended period of this immersion technique, I grew to enjoy Moz’s defiance and eccentricity, his vocal ticks and his camp posing. Some of his lyrics were actually quite funny, and the band, if you listened, seemed to play rock and roll sometimes. I decided I quite liked them, but that I probably would have loved them if I were 17 and not a few years older than that.

    There are other examples, but what about you?

  4. I’m going to post this to The Main Stage!

  5. So, here’s something that never seems to happen anymore:

    In a world that has invented mashups, is that kind of connection even possible anymore?

  6. Were Sammy Hagar and Richard Gere separated at birth?


  7. ohmstead

    I don’t know if this is really thread-worthy, but my exposure to RTH has certainly made me think A LOT about some of my earliest musical memories and influences…you know – songs that were popular in our childhoods that our young sponge-like minds readily absorbed long before we formed our own musical tastes. I can still remember as a kid responding to the quick paced rhythm of Cher’s “Gypies Tramps and Thieves” emanating from the portable radio on top of my mother’s fridge. I think that song came out when I was maybe 7 years old. Another song that to this day I am often to be found singing around the house during periods of mental lapse is Paper Lace’s “Billy Don’t Be a Hero.” I am not sure if I would have felt the same way about these songs if I had been an adult when they came out – but like or not they are an indelible part of my collective musical memory. I would love to hear about some of the earliest musical memories of fellow Town-folk…those songs that you just can’t shake.

  8. Mod, here’s that new Undertones documentary you were interested in:

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