The BitterHoyston Review thread

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 May 2019, 10:58am

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Nothing personal - I just don't get the desire to cling to those days. Life has been far more interesting post high school. High school was not the 4 most important years of my life. It was simply 4 years out of the 42 I've lived so far. The fact of being actively in high school is not significant.
There's a wonderful and subtle line in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Brad says something like, We're going to be seniors, this could be the best year of our lives. Which is to say, it's all downhill from there, you peaked at age eighteen, chump.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

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Can we have more 90s stuff? This 70's/80's stuff is uninspired.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by gkbill » 15 May 2019, 11:10am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:58am
WestwayKid wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:18am
Nothing personal - I just don't get the desire to cling to those days. Life has been far more interesting post high school. High school was not the 4 most important years of my life. It was simply 4 years out of the 42 I've lived so far. The fact of being actively in high school is not significant.
There's a wonderful and subtle line in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Brad says something like, We're going to be seniors, this could be the best year of our lives. Which is to say, it's all downhill from there, you peaked at age eighteen, chump.
Hello,

I went to a 10 year reunion. It was pretty boring as I kept thinking "There's a reason I don't keep in touch with these people." I spent far too much time going over what I had done since High School while many of them did not have much to describe (growing up in a mill town didn't help). I've missed a few others as I really don't have much in common with those people. They're some that definitely fit the idea that life is downhill after 18. I've never subscribed to that idea - my best year is next year.

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by matedog » 15 May 2019, 11:13am

I had a perfectly good time at my 10 year. Yikes, already 8 years ago. I went with my friends that I still see regularly and got drunk with people I hadn't seen in about 10 years that I would have no other reason to hang out with. A lot of people described their profession as "consultant" which probably doesn't really mean anything.

I guess the fun aspect was getting drunk with a couple close friends in a weird environment with people I had never hung out with.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Marky Dread » 15 May 2019, 11:26am

Heston wrote:
15 May 2019, 5:55am
BitterTom wrote:
15 May 2019, 5:46am
Marky Dread wrote:
15 May 2019, 5:11am
Jimmy The Hoover? Was that really the best name they came up with?

The song itself is a bit of fun, nice happy melody but it's no Tarzan Boy, now that was a good record.
Yeah, I like Tarzan Boy.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 May 2019, 11:27am

gkbill wrote:
15 May 2019, 11:10am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:58am
WestwayKid wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:18am
Nothing personal - I just don't get the desire to cling to those days. Life has been far more interesting post high school. High school was not the 4 most important years of my life. It was simply 4 years out of the 42 I've lived so far. The fact of being actively in high school is not significant.
There's a wonderful and subtle line in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Brad says something like, We're going to be seniors, this could be the best year of our lives. Which is to say, it's all downhill from there, you peaked at age eighteen, chump.
Hello,

I went to a 10 year reunion. It was pretty boring as I kept thinking "There's a reason I don't keep in touch with these people." I spent far too much time going over what I had done since High School while many of them did not have much to describe (growing up in a mill town didn't help). I've missed a few others as I really don't have much in common with those people. They're some that definitely fit the idea that life is downhill after 18. I've never subscribed to that idea - my best year is next year.
Totally. In the same way as the saying, "You choose your friends, you don't choose your family," you also don't choose your classmates. I do think it's worse for those of us from smaller communities because the diversity is much weaker, so anyone who has unconventional tastes or views is all the more isolated.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Wolter » 15 May 2019, 11:34am

Flex wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:48am
Wolter wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
15 May 2019, 9:38am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2019, 4:57pm
Flex wrote:
14 May 2019, 4:55pm
Good confession thread here. I sorta like Saturday in the Park. Very evocative of a certain sort of pleasant summer day.
25 or 6 to 4 is a straight up butt kicker!
I agree - love the horns in that one.
I do not like any other songs by them, but those two are a hoot.
I probably owe the first couple/few Chicago records a listen, their later stuff is so bad that I don't know if I've really mined those albums to see if there are a few more tasty treats within.
Honestly, same. I like that late 60s “pop with horns” sound, but their later stuff is so bad that, like UB40, I never gave the early stuff a fair shake.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Marky Dread » 15 May 2019, 11:39am

Wolter wrote:
15 May 2019, 11:34am
Flex wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:48am
Wolter wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
15 May 2019, 9:38am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2019, 4:57pm


25 or 6 to 4 is a straight up butt kicker!
I agree - love the horns in that one.
I do not like any other songs by them, but those two are a hoot.
I probably owe the first couple/few Chicago records a listen, their later stuff is so bad that I don't know if I've really mined those albums to see if there are a few more tasty treats within.
Honestly, same. I like that late 60s “pop with horns” sound, but their later stuff is so bad that, like UB40, I never gave the early stuff a fair shake.
It's great you guys think this way instead of dismissing stuff out of hand because of later crimes.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by WestwayKid » 15 May 2019, 12:39pm

Flex wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:48am
Wolter wrote:
15 May 2019, 10:29am
JennyB wrote:
15 May 2019, 9:38am
WestwayKid wrote:
14 May 2019, 4:57pm
Flex wrote:
14 May 2019, 4:55pm
Good confession thread here. I sorta like Saturday in the Park. Very evocative of a certain sort of pleasant summer day.
25 or 6 to 4 is a straight up butt kicker!
I agree - love the horns in that one.
I do not like any other songs by them, but those two are a hoot.
I probably owe the first couple/few Chicago records a listen, their later stuff is so bad that I don't know if I've really mined those albums to see if there are a few more tasty treats within.
They got bad when they started trying to chase trends. They also went downhill after Terry Kath died. Chicago 13 in 1979 was really bad. They tried disco on that one. They then hooked up with schlock kind David Foster in 1982 for Chicago 16 and at that point they essentially became a backing band for the smooth pop of Peter Cetera. That said - there are some good songs on the Foster albums - even Chicago 18 - which was the first post-Cetera album. There are definitely some good tracks to be heard across their first albums - and I recommend checking them out.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Heston » 15 May 2019, 12:57pm

matedog wrote:
15 May 2019, 11:13am
I had a perfectly good time at my 10 year. Yikes, already 8 years ago. I went with my friends that I still see regularly and got drunk with people I hadn't seen in about 10 years that I would have no other reason to hang out with. A lot of people described their profession as "consultant" which probably doesn't really mean anything.

I guess the fun aspect was getting drunk with a couple close friends in a weird environment with people I had never hung out with.
This.

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Marky Dread » 15 May 2019, 1:01pm

Heston wrote:
15 May 2019, 12:57pm
matedog wrote:
15 May 2019, 11:13am
I had a perfectly good time at my 10 year. Yikes, already 8 years ago. I went with my friends that I still see regularly and got drunk with people I hadn't seen in about 10 years that I would have no other reason to hang out with. A lot of people described their profession as "consultant" which probably doesn't really mean anything.

I guess the fun aspect was getting drunk with a couple close friends in a weird environment with people I had never hung out with.
This.

Some right miserable gits on here!
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by Marky Dread » 16 May 2019, 7:51am

BitterTom wrote:
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Beach Boys load of wank.
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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by BitterTom » 16 May 2019, 7:53am

Marky Dread wrote:
16 May 2019, 7:51am
BitterTom wrote:
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Beach Boys load of wank.
I deserved that :lol:

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Re: The BitterHoyston Review thread

Post by BitterTom » 16 May 2019, 8:16am

Marky Dread wrote:
16 May 2019, 7:51am
BitterTom wrote:
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Beach Boys load of wank.
I've only just got this after googling Wilson Phillips, woops

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