Search results

  1. 421JAM

    Is Old Music Killing New Music?

    Considering that old music makes up 99.99% of all the music that exists on the market, I’d say that new music having a 30% share of the market is proportionally extremely good. What percentage would make new music people happy? 100%? Should old music no longer be sold just to prevent the...
  2. 421JAM

    Revelations from a Super Beatles fan

    Thanks for sharing that. Good read, and very interesting that the author included the Lou Reed quote that was part of our discussion a few days ago.
  3. 421JAM

    Revelations from a Super Beatles fan

    The Above Us Only Sky film about Lennon is like this, too. Lots of talking head scenes of people praising Yoko. I’m sure there is some degree of sincerity in these statements, and a lot of the Yoko bashing has always been whipped up by media sensationalism, which society in general is...
  4. 421JAM

    Revelations from a Super Beatles fan

    I don’t care who thinks who is great and who isn’t. But none of those drummers could have cut it in The Beatles, and most of them couldn’t cut it in any band other than the ones they were famous for. Hell, Peart, who I admire as a member of Rush, couldn’t even deliver a convincing performance...
  5. 421JAM

    Who plays wordle daily??

    I just did todays a game. Took about 15 seconds to get it. My go to, viola, didn’t give me many clues, but my second word guess had all the letters in the right places except the first letter, so it was easy to get on the third row.
  6. 421JAM

    Who plays wordle daily??

    I just started a few days ago. It a fun daily brain teaser. My strategy is to figure out which vowels the word has as quickly as possible by starting with words that have as many different vowels as possible. Something like viola. If none of those letters are right, then you know the word...
  7. 421JAM

    Are Guitar Players Generally Financially Poor?

    Quality guitars are cheap compared to most other types of instruments. Try finding a good sousaphone or bassoon. Guitarists like to talk, and I’ve found that one of the rules of human behavior is that once you start talking, it’s only a matter of seconds before whining about money becomes the...
  8. 421JAM

    New Squiers Are Now $600

    I haven’t played a MIM in a while, but I used to have a MIM Strat in the early 2010s. It was $299, or maybe $350 new. It was INferior to my Squier Vintage Modifed Jazzmaster, which I purchased new for $250 around 2013-15. The fretwork and general finishing work on the guitar was not as good...
  9. 421JAM

    Has anyone played a Sire Tele?

    I’m glad to hear this. I’ve been curious about Sires ever since hearing Larry Carlton sing their praises. Did you order one, or did you find one in a store?
  10. 421JAM

    Today’s Music Sucks - educated(?) opinions from Shull, Beato and some guy in the Atlantic (newspaper, not ocean)

    I mean, has this not been proven time and again? Maybe not Hot Tuna, since they’ve always been a fringe act, but Dylan has proven his appeal across how many generations now? People who like music like new and old music.
  11. 421JAM

    Today’s Music Sucks - educated(?) opinions from Shull, Beato and some guy in the Atlantic (newspaper, not ocean)

    People that stopped paying attention to current music, or only get their music from the radio, have been saying that for decades. I don’t mean that as a judgment of you, since I have no idea what your music consumption is like. But a Google search of “best music of (enter year)” turns up a lot...
  12. 421JAM

    Today’s Music Sucks - educated(?) opinions from Shull, Beato and some guy in the Atlantic (newspaper, not ocean)

    What percentage of old music is supposed to be represented? There’s always going to be exponentially more “old” music than current music, so 70% seems about right to me, if not a little low.
  13. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    Nevertheless, regardless of their different ideas about what they wanted out of music, they both followed their own (often parallel) paths with little to no regard for commercial success. They both changed the course of their music repeatedly throughout their careers. Their music seemed like...
  14. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    I suppose that is A dividing line, if you’re into diving lines, but I maintain that Zappa and Reed were far more similar than different.
  15. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    Reed was never punk. And the idea that punk and poor musicianship go hand in hand is a myth. There’s no more poor musicianship in punk than there is in rock in general. Reed’s strength was melody, song construction, and lyrics. These things are often lacking in some of the groups he is...
  16. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    There’s a lot more to life than one’s view on drugs.
  17. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    Oddly enough, all of that is a pretty good argument FOR Lou Reed inducting Zappa. They were very similar people in a lot of ways, and Metal Machine Music could easily be mistaken for a Zappa recording.
  18. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    Jimmy Page was critical of that scene, too. Mostly because he felt there wasn’t a drummer among them that could play with any power.
  19. 421JAM

    Lou Reed, the Music Snob

    It really had to be said about San Francisco, and if anyone’s gonna say it it might as well be Lou. At one time, the San Francisco ‘60s bands were my main musical interest. But the more music I hear, the more tedious all those SF bands get. To be fair, most of those bands did some amount of...
  20. 421JAM

    How does one shop for a CD player nowadays?

    It may have varied depending on location. In Atlanta there was a huge DJ scene all through the ‘90s, so there were a lot of inexpensive DJ style turntables on the market in the ‘90s. I remember seeing them at Hi-Fi Buys, Circuit City, Service Merchandise, Guitar Center and Mars Music, maybe...
  21. 421JAM

    How does one shop for a CD player nowadays?

    Not in my experience. Turntables in the ‘90s were readily available in a wide price range. They probably weren’t as common in the ‘90s as they were in the ‘80s and earlier, but they were far easier to find than a CD player is today.
  22. 421JAM

    How does one shop for a CD player nowadays?

    Imo, this is why I’m doubtful that CDs will have a comeback the way vinyl has.
  23. 421JAM

    How does one shop for a CD player nowadays?

    Cheap DVD players crap out VERY easily. They just up and die for no reason and with no warning after very little use. I have a growing pile of them in my closet. It’s unfortunate. I’d love to have a basic single CD stereo component to plug into my receiver.
  24. 421JAM

    Musicians who use made up first names!

    All nicknames are made up. Don’t get worked up about it.
  25. 421JAM

    Musicians who use made up first names!

    Not sure what you mean. My whole list is real people with made up names.




Top