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paul g adsett

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point of order, chair!
i would like to bring to the attention of those herein congregated
that the egg has committed a serious breach of linguistic correctitude
by the inexact interjection of the word 'ergo'
which is, as scholars will know, a latin conjunctive adverb
(you'd not, of course, confuss this with the greek noun 'έργο' = work,
so i could be ergonomical and not even add this in paretheses,
but that's never stopped me uttering extraneous asides).
not a spanish word at all.
oh no.
and patently not el huevo's lingua franca.
spanish may well be derived from the language what was spoke by the romans,
but that does not excuse the casual useage of non-lingo-appropriate terminology.
in so doing he has rendered his post more a spanish omelette than a michelin star missive.
not to over-egg the matter,
nor to tilt at windmills,
enough's enough!
that oaf the egg, together with his entire oeuvre
should be immediately rusticated with a spanish flea in his ear
and deprived of his recreational spanish fly.
i so move...
cheers






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Larry Franz

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As host who is occupying a chair, I rule the honorable member's point of order to be not well taken, on the grounds that it is too late. Furthermore, it is several dollars short (yes, the host/chair was open to monetary inducement to rule otherwise).

The host/chair further notes for the record that "ergo" appeared in an English sentence, not a Spanish sentence, and that such sentence was supposedly composed by an associate of The Egg, not The Egg himself. Ergo, the point of order should be stricken from the record as irrelevant, immaterial and inappropriate (as well as totally lacking in the dinero department). 

Take it away, t.

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paul g adsett

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bugger!
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John B

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Just saw a mostly horrifying TV documentary last weekend on cable, called "Dare to be Different."  and it sort of casts shade on my assertion that 'things move really slowly in the U.S.' (to explain why Kate Bush and the The Jam never made it here.)  So...why did The Pet Shoppe Boys and Duran Duran and Flock of Seagulls and Culture Club and Thompson Twins and Taco and Human League and Adam Ant and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Soft Cell, and Spandau Ballet, and well, just about every effeminate puff-dressed English dance band in the early to mid 80's, 'instantly' made it?      The answer is this back-patting Long Island radio station called WLI- that wrecked the decade by confusing the word 'new wave' with disposable phony dinky electro-drum/make-up and clothes horse boy-bands from England.  They (hushed tones) constantly received just recorded effeminate English dance tunes, even before they were officially released!!  (wow...lucky us...).  and they had these related dance clubs that the Long Island suburban kids could go to, cue up these dink dink tunes, and rotate back and forth with their big feathered hair and shoulder pad dresses and so forth...

In truth, there were much better radio stations both before and after WLI, even in the US, that would play the Clash and Elvis Costello and The Smiths and Kate Bush, etc.  So what is so sad about WLI going off the air in the late 80's?  Dare to be different?  Really?  That's what this station was doing by playing all those horrible sound a like effeminate English tinky-tink drum make-up wearing dance groups? 

Funny though, that this documentary goes to such uh, thoughtful talking heads as Flock of Seagulls, such as explaining that 'we benefitted from what was happening in Iran' since we had a song called "I Ran"...although it didn't really have anything to do with the country Iran.

(you don't say...)...

and The Thompson Twins.  How likely is it if you stick a mike in front of those guys, that they will say anything profound? 

     
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paul g adsett

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not quite sure why, john b ,
you decided to rant here on the end of this week's botb.
did one radio station on one island (albeit a long one) off the coast of ny
really have the clout to break all those artists?
in that case, gimme some sunscreen and a towel
and i'll revisit fire island for these successful english pop acts 'effeminate'.
i'll just wave from afar and offer a diveo bymy chum tim pope
who made all the soft cell videos,
all the cure diveos, too, as well as for a flock of seagulls)
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John B

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hey, I'm just quoting from the doc...   (it's VERY back-patting).  They assert that with their great connections in England, they were playing reel to reel tapes of new artists even before the records were released, and that made their record companies very angry, even, and other stations in the U.S. were following them and copying them and so forth.   They claim credit for a lot of things, including U2, and I am inclined to give them credit for all that awfulness if it means that much to them.  Cheers.

yes, I like the Cure and Tears for Fears and the Smiths.  so please don't cue up Joy Divisions best or something to shame me...

what happened next in the U.S., was very reasonable as reaction: college radio with R.E.M. and the Replacements and then a lot of 'America'/roots is best stuff began to dominate as Duran Duran's yacht floated away...but I would rather not go into all that right now...
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