Rock and Roll is Dead? Country is Dead? Facebook is dead....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesboy3, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Steerforth

    Steerforth Tele-Afflicted

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    Artie Shaw was the Jimi Hendrix of his era. My Dad told me. If you were a wild kid back then, you listened to Artie Shaw. He was a big Artie Shaw fan.

    If I remember correctly, I think we were in a bar and we’d both had a few when this deep conversation about music took place. I remember being a bit shocked that he knew who Jimi Hendrix was.

    I was tempted to ask him who the Frank Zappa of his era was, but I decided not to push it.

    He knew about ZZ Top, but it was more about the cover of the, “Eliminator” album than the music. If he saw it, he’d grin and launch into a story about the ‘34 Ford Coupe that he had when he was dating my mother.

    My brother said to him one time, “Dad, do you have any idea how many times you’ve told that story?” The old man looked at him and said, “Of course I do! I re-tell a lot of stories. They’re my stories and I like them. And if I feel like telling them, you’re going to hear them. I don’t give a damn if I’ve told them before!”

    He took me for my first lap around the track at Watkins Glen, in a Jaguar, when I was three years old. It was quite a thrill for me. These days, they’d probably arrest him for turning a lap like that with a three year old in the car. Back then, it was no big deal. Everybody was a WW2 vet, and nobody worried about things like that.

    One of his most treasured moments was meeting Louis Armstrong. Apparently he and Satchmo hit it off, and they stood around and talked for quite a while. He had his autograph and kept it in his sock drawer like a treasure.

    I miss the old buzzard a lot. He was a diamond in the rough.
     
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  2. Airbrake

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    Facebook would have too. They don’t take to kindly to conservatism either.
     
  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like one of the coolest dad's ever. You're a lucky guy.
     
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  5. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The struggle is real. I miss the days when social media was young and not yet self-important enough to meddle in people's views.
     
  6. Bluesboy3

    Bluesboy3 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    When was that?
     
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  7. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Haha...probably never. I was probably just less aware back then.
     
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  8. Dirty Dave

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    That is QUALITY history.
    Your dad defines cool.

    Today I'm going to listen to some Artie Shaw, some Hendrix, some ZZ Top and some Louis Armstrong.
     
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  10. radiocaster

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    Tell that to all the anti-website clubs, equipment manufacturers, bands, etc. that use Facebook as their only means of communication.
     
  11. ndcaster

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    Scum and Villainy

    good band name
     
  12. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    It is alive. You just have to look for it, and find it. Support your local drunks and underground bands. They need it.
     
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    Did I miss something? Why is there no new rock music on the radio? Why is it all classic rock and roll?
     
  14. koen

    koen Friend of Leo's

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    Then don’t listen to classic rock stations :twisted:
     
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    People have been declaring the death of rock and roll since the early 60's. Facebook has supposedly been uncool and dead for years. Modern country is on at least a third of the radio stations in my area. No, none of it is dead.
     
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