Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Mar 22, 2011 5:36:45 GMT -8
Ok, I have to post this. We don't really touch on religion on this board, and I'm certainly not trying to open THAT discussion, but this made me laugh my ass off. Its from an article on the AV club that was written shortly after Chinese Democracy actually came out. The title is: Vaporware No More: 31 lost projects we're hoping to see in the wake of Chinese Democracy, and this is the last entry.
31. The second coming of Jesus Christ
"Oh, sure, it isn't a pop-culture event, it's a religious one. Sure. That's what they said about The Da Vinci Code. Let's put this in perspective: The return of Jesus Christ has been promised more than 20 times longer than a Cubs World Series win. Currently, the "New" Testament is even more of a misnomer than "New" Coke, but a third testament is so overdue at this point, Jesus of Nazareth has to be the only superstar who makes Axl Rose look as prolific as Lil Wayne. Still, His fans are an incredibly patient lot; while Lost devotees bitch about the five-month wait between seasons, JC's followers have been reading the same old parables since before paper was invented. To add insult to injury, the Bible promises no less than five times (Matthew 16:28 and 24:34, Mark 9:1, and Luke 9:27 and 21:32, you pedants) that the Big Guy would be coming back during the lifetime of the people hearing Him speak. Still, it's probably for the best; if He ever does return, the faithful won't be able to hear Him speak over the shouts of "OVERRATED!""
Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Mar 22, 2011 5:23:28 GMT -8
I have been up for about 48 hours now, and in the last 4.5 hours I've come across some sweet threads. Number one has to be the Edward Sharpe thread. Its so funny to see how different the dynamic was between certain posters.
Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Mar 22, 2011 5:20:47 GMT -8
Couple things: 1) Maybe this should get a move since they aren't on the lineup this year. 2) I think that "Its Complicated" is a very interesting first recommendation, haha. Zack (their bass player) told us the story of where that EP's name came from during what is pretty much my only DTGYDSATT moment. Mike Muldoon, who was Bear vs Shark's bass player, and Jason (Portugal's drummer- Also formerly of a short lived Portland band Konami Defense System) were playing Magic together in the green room while they were on tour together. John Gourley walked past and kind of snickered, and Mike Muldoon quickly turned and said "What? Its complicated being a wizard." True story.
Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Mar 21, 2011 20:19:49 GMT -8
Can I just say, something I don't think has been touched on here, but Interpol's most recent album is awful. I think I actually made it through it 1.5 times, which amazes me to this day. It is seriously awful. And I actually thought Our Love To Remember was a little better than Antics, so I had high hopes.