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April 08, 2009

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I dunno, I think the Funk Doobiest has a little too much Cypress Hill in there for me to buy the connection to "Geek Love". I was getting more of a Digital Underground vibe....

I see your point. I don't know why, but I had this sudden urge to play Funkdoobiest right after I got the video present. Still, when you're right, you're right.

That said, the Underground doesn't quite seem right. Maybe a cross between Black Sheep and the Leaders of the New School?

The "oh my gosh" sample is, of course, from Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick. "Am I lyin'? No, you're quite right."

We're both getting old, Bernard. Then again, it's good to see the young people appreciating real music.

Good to have you here.

Someone I know once overheard someone saying how they preferred Madonna in her indie phase, with "Lucky Star," "Burning Up" and whatnot.

Oh my gosh. The young'uns think that Madonna had an indie phase? I am old.

"We're both getting old, Bernard."

True. I seem to recall a sample along the lines of a woman saying "This is a blank formatted diskette" that made it into a bunch of stuff in the early 90s, right about the time I was getting into Doom. It's sort of sad. That said, older is better than the alternative.

BTW, I'd look to said fact as having something to with the "socialism defanged" effect you mention in the next post. I tell people now that I'd been to the Soviet Union and it's like saying you'd been to Atlantis....

You've never mentioned visiting the USSR before, Bernard. Purely out of curiosity, what parts of the Union did you see?

Personally, I visited the Ukrainian, Moldavian and the Baltic SSRs. And already at the time, it actually did feel like visiting Atlantis, at the moment when those first waves were splashing against the cliffs.

But anyway. Speaking of youngsters, the generation gap and the USSR, I was at the movies some time ago, seeing Watchmen. I kept wondering if those Finnish teenagers who had arrived to see a cool superhero movie really understood anything about all the references to the Soviet Union, the arms race, nuclear scare, Vietnam, Nixon and other stuff.

In fairness, I may have underestimated their level of knowledge somewhat. I mean, they had probably learned something about the Cold War already from that last Indiana Jones, no?

Cheers,

J. J.


Nothing fancy, just Moscow, Leningrad and the train tracks between for a few weeks, in '88. I could have sworn I mentioned it on SHWI, back in the day.

"In fairness, I may have underestimated their level of knowledge somewhat. I mean, they had probably learned something about the Cold War already from that last Indiana Jones, no?"

Sigh.

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