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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 27, 2016

I tried to watch Game 2, I really did. But, I petered out. Heard the Cubs won.
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#FreeStix! RPOTD. This one comes with a classic TedSpe reply.

stixwiz said, on January 27, 2011 at 10:31 am (Edit)

With precious few exceptions there has been very little good rock music produced since about 1976. From ’64-76 classic after rockin classic dominated the airwaves. Something happened after that. For one thing the FCC told a bunch of radio stations that they didn’t want so much of that sex n drugs n rock n roll stuff over the airwaves. Another thing was that the spirit of the times simply changed.

If you weren’t around for the Sixties and the first half of the Seventies, you missed out on the glory years. As far as i’m concerned there was very little music from the 80’s which could be and was enjoyed by anyone who did not grow up during that dreadful decade. Unfortunately, the decline has continued. My tastes lately have been running to the Bluuz.

  • TedSpe said, on January 27, 2011 at 10:35 am (Edit)

    I take it you’re not a big Christopher Cross fan, Stix

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  1. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

    New wave and certainly punk was not ‘safe’ music. It was much more political than a lot of the 70 s hard rock. If anything it got a lot edgier in the late 70s and 80s.

    70s was Ted Nugent and BOC. 80s was the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

    • Bozo said, on October 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Maybe they became more popular in the 80s but the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Ramones all started in the mid 70s. Hell, even the DKs started in the late 70s.

      I love the TedSpe comment, although I admit I had to look up who Christopher Cross is.

      • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:45 am

        Well that’s what I meant. The late 70s was about disaffection rather than the usual rock and roll drugs party ad stuff.

  2. willedav said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Highly recommend J Passan’s “The Arm”, in depth look at pitching nowadays and the rash of injuries/TJ surgeries, at all levels of baseball. What happens to younger guys is eye opening, and how common this procedure is today.

    He quotes regularly from guys like Drs. Jobe and Kerlan. And basic premise is, tremendous lack of knowledge all around baseball about wear and tear on elbow/shoulder, despite all the $$$ spent on pitching these days.
    Also that the ligament you are given at birth is the best one you’ll ever have.

    • zumiee said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:09 am

      I checked it out from the library a few days ago, but haven’t started it yet. Looking forward to it!

  3. Flavor said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I wonder what the FCC thought about the 98.5 radio commercials from back in the 80’s: “Don’t touch that dial, there’s KOME on it!”

    • chipower9 said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Ha! Friends of mine who have been around for a while, and share common musical tastes with me, regularly talk about that bit from KOME. Classic stuff!

  4. Flavor said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:53 am

  5. sandog said, on October 27, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Dennis Erectus on KOME was the man! The Erecter Set was always a great listen.
    I love a little TedSpe mixed in to the Stix retro post!

  6. willedav said, on October 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Yeah, Dennis E was great. KSJO studio used to be right on Moorpark early70s and you could walk right in and see the DJ.

    I remember hearing Bob McClay of KSAN reading a promo for the Cockettes and announcing they are performing “Journey to the Center of Uranus” and then cracking up and saying, “I can’t say that on the air.”

    Early days of FM around here were very cool.

  7. willedav said, on October 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Flav a week ago mentioned KNBR callers going crazy over

    Cespedes. Story is he’s opting out and turning down $47 mil over 2 yrs. Supposedly after 5 yrs, no idea how much coin.

    Saw some blogposts that said he was lazy defender and prima donna type. Wonder what is East Coast take?

  8. zumiee said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Well, Stix, bless his heart, has a spectacular lack of knowledge about music past the mid-1970s. Heck, Stix is living out songs like Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road,” and the Clash’s “Guns of Brixton,” and he probably doesn’t even know it.

    The Guns of Brixton

    When they kick at your front door
    How you gonna come?
    With your hands on your head
    Or on the trigger of your gun?
    When the law break in
    How you gonna go?
    Shot down on the pavement
    Or waiting on death row?
    You can crush us
    You can bruise us
    But you’ll have to answer to
    Oh, the guns of Brixton
    The money feels good
    And your life you like it well
    But surely your time will come
    As in heaven, as in hell
    You see, he feels like Ivan
    Born under the Brixton sun
    His game is called survivin’
    At the end of the harder they come
    You know it means no mercy
    They caught him with a gun
    No need for the Black Maria
    Goodbye to the Brixton sun
    You can crush us
    You can bruise us
    But you’ll have to answer to
    Oh, the guns of Brixton

    • snarkk said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:34 am

      A close second to Olivia Newton John with “Have You Ever Been Mellow”…

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Maybe this was one of his “precious few exceptions?”

      • zumiee said, on October 27, 2016 at 11:44 am

        Could be! 🙂

  9. xoot said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I mentioned Copperhead Road soon after the news hit the blog. Steve Earle is just tremendous. 79ish Neil Young–Powderfinger–is relevant, too, although the guy with the rifle in that song is young.

  10. chipower9 said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:11 am

    And do not forget one of my favorite early punk bands – Social Distortion. They started in the late 70s and are still rocking it.

    And I agree, Zume. Stix and I while we talked politics often, we also talked music. There has been a ton of good music, IMO, throughout the years. Of late, I would rattle off some of my favorites such as the Avett Brothers, Devil Makes Three, etc. There is good music out there if you listen…

    Go Cubbies!

    Five game series now with the next three in Chicago…

  11. chipower9 said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Got notification that my copy of Pawlie’s “Chasing Willie Mays” has been delayed. BOO! HISS!

  12. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

    The Who and the Clash show in 1980 (?) was one of my favorite shows I saw live.

    The Ramines opening for the Tubes was another. Never saw social d. Always wanted to tho

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Going way back, some friends were baked and decided to crash the KSJO studios at about midnight one nght and met the Lobster. Something about decorating their xmas tree or something. Funny dude. We hung out there for a couple hours.

    Back then they didn’t censor songs and stations weren’t owned by giant corporations. 70s radio was excellent. KOME, KSJO, KSAN, KFOG, KMEL, KPIG, KFAT. Every other station was rock and roll of some kind.

    Watch Airheads for a funny take on the dying days of independent radio.

  14. Bozo said, on October 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.”
    — Duke Ellington

    The 60s did have some great stuff but IMO it also had a lot of schlock rock as well. Actually the way my tastes run I’d have to say the same thing going from the 20s to now. No matter the genre there is always some stuff that I can’t stand that others love and vise versa… I always hated Synthpop (still do I guess), there was this guy (Gary Newman?) that friends got me to go see a show at the Warfield(?), they loved the guy, yet I was looking for a bar to drown out what I thought was a load of shit.
    The thing is, I don’t think anyone is wrong in their tastes of the arts but it may differ from mine…

    • James said, on October 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Numan . . . and the Tubeway Army!

  15. James said, on October 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Olivia Newton-John’s grammy award winning “Physical” was banned on some stations. Can The Clash make a similar claim for any of their “dangerous” songs?

    I actually saw ONJ do a greatest hits set a couple of years ago at a conference I attended in Utah. She was damn proud to introduce the song that got limited airtime, particularly in that state.

    • xoot said, on October 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      my memory may be playing tricks on me, but I thought the commercial stations in the USA boycotted all 6 sides of Sandinista!

      • James said, on October 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

        Ha, yes, and to my discredit, I joined them and stuck to the earlier stuff.

  16. sandog said, on October 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I always liked how the lyric was “Have you never been mellow” as opposed to “Have you ever been mellow.”

    Just sayin’.

    • James said, on October 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      I’ll bet that’s the way Bobby D would have written it, too.

  17. djloo27 said, on October 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    “Ain’t” was extremely useful in countless songs.
    How would “Isn’t any sunshine when she’s gone” sound?
    Or “Isn’t any mountain high enough”

    • James said, on October 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      “Isn’t She Lovely” and “Isn’t It a Pity” would suffer a shift to “Ain’t” only slightly better.

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        Good point, James…
        Are you expecting any major off-season moves for our favorite team?

      • James said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        I expect more Nori Aoki Casey McGehee Denard Span-like acquisition excitement. And the overpriced closer who will blow a key game or two late next year.

  18. Irish Kevin said, on October 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What I liked about the 60’s and early 70’s was the DJ’sgot to pick what they wanted to play, there was a little radio station in Santa Rosa that was only on from sunrise 🌅 to Sunset, the DJ played everything, blues, country, rock, jazz. That was the only way I got to hear all types of music. Now the DJ is handed a play list. Only one type of music!

  19. djloo27 said, on October 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    This is all I have to be proud of:

    djloo27 said, on September 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm (Edit)

    Good, fuck them. Just get the Giants here at Citifield for the WC game and let me handle it…

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I like this one that I found while looking for Stix’s pussy post:

      DJLoo said, on March 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm
      Sabean will live to regret Conor Gillaspie for Jeff Soptic…

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        great find. Thank God for free agency

  20. Flavor said, on October 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I’d roll the dice. He can catch or play 1st base
    Jon HeymanVerified account
    ‏@JonHeyman
    Former Rockie Wilin Rosario looking to return to MLB after big year in Korea. 33 HR, 120 RBI. Fit for team seeking RH power

    • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Why wasn’t he in the majors last year?

      • blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2016 at 9:38 pm

        Basically, because he’s feast or famine as a hitter and one of the worst defensive catchers I’ve ever seen . . . and no, he wasn’t much better at 1st. In short, Rockies gave up on him and that’s saying something.

  21. snarkk said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Anybody remember M Dung on KFOG? I think he was later variety in late 80s or early 90s. Guy made me laugh out loud quite often….

  22. snarkk said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Having a Racer 5 in pub, sorta looking at this Thurs night NFL. What horseshit sports. NFL sucks. College football is way better. Boring is not even close to describe how bad this is…

  23. Macdog said, on October 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Has Cal played on a Saturday at all this season?

    • snarkk said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      4 games have been on Saturday. Only one of the four in the afternoon (3 pm at Cal), the rest at 6 pm start or later. This last game v. Oregon ended just at midnight. Ridiculous…

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2016 at 10:08 pm

  24. snarkk said, on October 27, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    From Baggarly:
    “Defense wasn’t the reason the Giants came up short in the NL West. They finished the regular season with baseball’s top fielding percentage (.988) and their 72 errors was the fewest of any team. Only the Cubs and Astros had more defensive runs saved.”

    Giants Gold Glove nominees: Crawford, Posey, Panik…


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