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I can only assume that it's current bartenders, and not all time. Because we know who'd top *that list.





Although, Jake would make my top five list of the hottest bartenders in Minneapolis. I'm sure Jerry would agree.


Is it possible to be "copying" the Flaming Lips, when they are practically a "tribute band" themselves?

If a new prog-rocker hits the scene, you could just as easily accuse them of copying King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, or any of a number of prog-rock acts from the 70s and, in most cases, be no less accurate.

Don't get me wrong, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is one of my favorite 10 albums from the past decade. I'm just sayin' is all.


Isn't Pink Floyd the first example of Shoegaze?
I kid!

but seriously, aren't they?

What will all the shoegazing kids do now that Syd Barrett has past away?


Isn't Pink Floyd the first example of Shoegaze?
I kid!

but seriously, aren't they?


Even if you don't see any merit in Pink Floyd's music (in which case, you have my pity), the correct way to talk trash about them is to call it "Space Music." That's what people who hated on them called it back in the late 60s & early 70s.

Of course, the new-age radio show "Music From The Hearts of Space" changed the meaning of the term a bit. Now it's what people who actually like electronic atonal meandering call their favorite music. Go figure.

Now, all moody prog-rockers, including the shoegazers as well as the likes of The Flaming Lips and Radiohead, owe their very existence to Pink Floyd, but don't mistake the genres with their influences.

Do yourself a big favor: Dust off a copy of "Dark Side of the Moon". They are everywhere. Sit down for 45 minutes and listen to it in a dark room with the volume up loud enough that you can clearly hear the dude saying "I've been mad for fucking years" in the beginning intro.

Don't watch "Wizard of Oz" with the sound down, don't get high, don't do anything else but relax in a comfortable chair and listen to to the whole damned thing. If you have any taste at all, you will suddenly realize why the term "art rock" had to be invented, just to describe THIS ALBUM.

Just sayin', is all.


Geez, Lex, how could I forget your favorite bartender Jerry from Stasius? Where is he now? Oh, I agree with Dave's comments about dusting off a copy of Dark Side of the Moon...


i totally saw the Pixies premiere @ SXSW.
the 2 less famous Pixies were there.
it was pretty sweet.

Just sayin', is all.


Sure, I go away for a few days and I miss the first-ever prog discussion on Girl Friday. I guess I was too busy singing "A Trick of the Tail" at Staraoke on Sunday (can you believe they have that?).

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