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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Jasper » 22 Mar 2017, 12:07

dhex wrote:i learn a lot about america with spotify ads. for example:

1) there's a sports themed haircut place called "sports clips". it's kinda vaguely salacious. "come watch the game while women groom you".
It's a brobershop, brah.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Eric the .5b » 22 Mar 2017, 14:13

Jasper wrote:
dhex wrote:i learn a lot about america with spotify ads. for example:

1) there's a sports themed haircut place called "sports clips". it's kinda vaguely salacious. "come watch the game while women groom you".
It's a brobershop, brah.
I remember radio ads years back that just focused on watching sports while getting your hair cut. I've never been to one; had they changed their business model?
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by lunchstealer » 22 Mar 2017, 18:35

Yeah, the sportclips around here is staffed by average middle aged women and the occasional dude. There's one over in a tonier part of town (I once watched a bunch of dudes gather in their various Ferrari, Merc, and Porsche supercars to look at each others' supercars and admire the size and thrusting power of each others' supercars) which is staffed by more attractive/younger women in tighter clothes, but still not breastraunt level skank.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by dhex » 22 Mar 2017, 20:22

nicole wrote:I'm about 99% sure I heard both those ads on Pandora recently as well.

Poor to nonexistent targeting I guess. Although I don't know, some publishers seem to think I'm a guy. I've gotten explicitly dad-targeted ads on Twitter.
i think their targeting was better a few years back, before they started basically handings things off only to major brands via (i'm presuming) resellers. e.g. when i listened to like hard dark techno (surgeon, rrose, etc) i got ads for viagra and hiv testing. i feel that made sense, if was kinda uh you know..

speaking of which, i like skinny jared from subway in the opener. he doesn't even look that disappointed that she's not 11.



also i'm the wrong demo for hair washing and all but i feel like that's kinda...wrong? like, no one should shampoo your hair but you or someone you're fucking. it's like a lapdance for the top of your head, but with fingers.

like if someone was like "yo i wanna wash your wife's hair" even if i didn't care i'd still have to punch them. i feel like that's a line you can't cross.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Number 6 » 23 Mar 2017, 05:43

Hugh Akston wrote:Also, am I the only one who pays for a Pandora subscription? $4 a month seems like a small price to pay for not having my flow interrupted by ads for incontinence underwear.
Nope. Totally worth it.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by JasonL » 23 Mar 2017, 07:50

Can't disagree more in life about getting a shampoo from hair person. If that's wrong I don't wanna be right.

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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by nicole » 23 Mar 2017, 07:54

Yeah uh dhex you know that's standard for women right?
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by dhex » 23 Mar 2017, 08:09

obviously everything i know about haircuts can be put into a box called "i don't know anything about haircuts".
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by dbcooper » 23 Mar 2017, 08:17

dhex wrote:obviously everything i know about haircuts can be put into a box called "i don't know anything about haircuts".
Come on, your AV is an English folk horror icon.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by dhex » 23 Mar 2017, 11:32

I assumed that was a wig.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Hugh Akston » 01 May 2017, 16:52

Apparently Pandora has changed its notification that's its time to switch stations from "you've reached your skip limit" to "Here's a song from Minnie Driver's album".
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by fyodor » 01 May 2017, 17:46

I just listen to WFMU's broadcast stream.

Except when I don't, then I listen to one of their alternative, web-only streams.

Except when I do neither and then I'll look up some classic rock on youtube. Or something I heard on WFMU.

The last of those just led me to an amazing discovery that became my April obsession and new favorite bubblegum song (Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep!).

I'm reading Ella Fitzgerald's biography right now and I keep meaning to look up the songs being referenced on youtube cause I actually don't know most of them....
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 May 2017, 17:54

Skip limits are what kept me from using Pandora for more than twenty minutes.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Warren » 01 May 2017, 18:32

fyodor wrote:I'm reading Ella Fitzgerald's biography right now and I keep meaning to look up the songs being referenced on youtube cause I actually don't know most of them....
Right there. If I had known that about you when I first joined the Grylliade it would have saved me some pain.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 May 2017, 19:07

Warren wrote:
fyodor wrote:I'm reading Ella Fitzgerald's biography right now and I keep meaning to look up the songs being referenced on youtube cause I actually don't know most of them....
Right there. If I had known that about you when I first joined the Grylliade it would have saved me some pain.
I wouldn't be surprised by anyone not knowing much of her pre-Great American Songbook work in the 50s or some of the truly painful pop song covers she did in the years before her death. Of course, her Mack the Knife rendition in Berlin is world famous, her Hendrix at Woodstock National Anthem.

There was a time when I'd be surprised that people wouldn't recognize many of those Cole Porter, etc. songs, especially given that so many of them were in movies, but it doesn't surprise me any longer.

The thing about Fitzgerald is how nearly impossible it would be for her to have any sort of professional career these days, a complaint I'd also make for Janis Joplin.

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Post by Warren » 01 May 2017, 19:18

D.A. Ridgely wrote:There was a time when I'd be surprised that people wouldn't recognize many of those Cole Porter, etc. songs, especially given that so many of them were in movies, but it doesn't surprise me any longer.
How many of those people claimed to be "'musicians"' and have "'a band'"?
D.A. Ridgely wrote:The thing about Fitzgerald is how nearly impossible it would be for her to have any sort of professional career these days, a complaint I'd also make for Janis Joplin.
Say whaa?
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 May 2017, 19:23

Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:There was a time when I'd be surprised that people wouldn't recognize many of those Cole Porter, etc. songs, especially given that so many of them were in movies, but it doesn't surprise me any longer.
How many of those people claimed to be "'musicians"' and have "'a band'"?
D.A. Ridgely wrote:The thing about Fitzgerald is how nearly impossible it would be for her to have any sort of professional career these days, a complaint I'd also make for Janis Joplin.
Say whaa?
Not attractive enough. And don't use Susan Boyle as a counterexample, she was a fluke.

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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Warren » 01 May 2017, 19:32

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:There was a time when I'd be surprised that people wouldn't recognize many of those Cole Porter, etc. songs, especially given that so many of them were in movies, but it doesn't surprise me any longer.
How many of those people claimed to be "'musicians"' and have "'a band'"?
D.A. Ridgely wrote:The thing about Fitzgerald is how nearly impossible it would be for her to have any sort of professional career these days, a complaint I'd also make for Janis Joplin.
Say whaa?
Not attractive enough. And don't use Susan Boyle as a counterexample, she was a fluke.
HA HA HA HA HA
It has never been easier to be a working musician. Talent speaks louder than it ever has in the past. Also Janis was highly bangable. For that matter so was Ella circa Little Yellow Basket.
Here's one of my exes. She doesn't have have half the talent as Ella and isn't that much more attractive. She's had a professional music career since before I met her.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Mo » 01 May 2017, 20:30

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:There was a time when I'd be surprised that people wouldn't recognize many of those Cole Porter, etc. songs, especially given that so many of them were in movies, but it doesn't surprise me any longer.
How many of those people claimed to be "'musicians"' and have "'a band'"?
D.A. Ridgely wrote:The thing about Fitzgerald is how nearly impossible it would be for her to have any sort of professional career these days, a complaint I'd also make for Janis Joplin.
Say whaa?
Not attractive enough. And don't use Susan Boyle as a counterexample, she was a fluke.
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ETA: And Lady Gaga and Bjork
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Ellie » 01 May 2017, 20:44

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JERRY: Edmund Fitzgerald.
ELAINE: I love Edmund Fitzgerald’s voice.
JERRY: No, Gordon Lightfoot was the singer. Edmund Fitzgerald was the ship.
ELAINE: I think Gordon Lightfoot was the boat.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by fyodor » 02 May 2017, 00:45

Warren, you really think I'm the only rank amateur punk rock vocalist in America who's not familiar with "Love And Kisses" or "Lady Be Good"? There's a LOT of songs referenced in that book I'm reading, and I'd seriously doubt you'd know "most" of them, either. And if you do, well then whoa dude, hats off to you! But why you'd be surprised that I don't share that rarefied air is wacky to me. I'd guess most of the "musicians" I associate with generally know less about jazz era music than I do, though who knows. I'd hope I'm wrong! Anyway, you made me laugh, so hats off to you for that, too! BTW, while Ella took a while to put on all her pounds, she was never really sexpot material.

ETA: I remember when you were surprised to find out that Dean Reed was real!
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by Warren » 02 May 2017, 10:24

fyodor wrote:Warren, you really think I'm the only rank amateur punk rock vocalist in America who's not familiar with "Love And Kisses" or "Lady Be Good"? There's a LOT of songs referenced in that book I'm reading, and I'd seriously doubt you'd know "most" of them, either. And if you do, well then whoa dude, hats off to you! But why you'd be surprised that I don't share that rarefied air is wacky to me. I'd guess most of the "musicians" I associate with generally know less about jazz era music than I do, though who knows. I'd hope I'm wrong! Anyway, you made me laugh, so hats off to you for that, too! BTW, while Ella took a while to put on all her pounds, she was never really sexpot material.

ETA: I remember when you were surprised to find out that Dean Reed was real!
Hey I can't even sing key, so what do I know? What you're doing is not for me, but there's no reason you should care. The important thing is you're doing it and it's the thing you want to do. I totally support that. As I grow increasingly anti-establishment, I'm grow more enthusiastic about people doing things that don't come with a W-2 attached. You may be right that there are lots of songs in your book I'm not familiar with. But if there's a YouTube of Ella singing it, I bet I've heard it more than once. I'm glad you got a laugh out of it. Sincerely. I get knee-jerky about Elbows Too Pointy criticisms of women. You are correct, even when she was svelte, Ella wasn't sexpot material.
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by fyodor » 02 May 2017, 11:52

Warren wrote:
fyodor wrote:Warren, you really think I'm the only rank amateur punk rock vocalist in America who's not familiar with "Love And Kisses" or "Lady Be Good"? There's a LOT of songs referenced in that book I'm reading, and I'd seriously doubt you'd know "most" of them, either. And if you do, well then whoa dude, hats off to you! But why you'd be surprised that I don't share that rarefied air is wacky to me. I'd guess most of the "musicians" I associate with generally know less about jazz era music than I do, though who knows. I'd hope I'm wrong! Anyway, you made me laugh, so hats off to you for that, too! BTW, while Ella took a while to put on all her pounds, she was never really sexpot material.

ETA: I remember when you were surprised to find out that Dean Reed was real!
Hey I can't even sing key
I can't either, I only started vocalizing (see what I did there) cause I started writing songs and I figured who else would sing 'em?
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by lunchstealer » 02 May 2017, 21:56

Wait, Bjork was supposed to be homely?
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Re: Islands in the Stream

Post by fyodor » 03 May 2017, 13:35

lunchstealer wrote:Wait, Bjork was supposed to be homely?
I was gonna say something about that too. I can see why some folks wouldn't care for her looks, and I'd say she's certainly more a matter of taste than a more typical "beauty". But rest assured lots of folks find her very hot. I recall someone I know even calling her the world's top in that regard. It's just a weird, exotic beauty, maybe more for weirder or hipsterier people. (This is totally aside from where I personally stand on the matter, which is who cares, IMO.)
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