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by lotusamerica
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Homecoming 2020 live audio streams
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Homecoming 2020 live audio streams

Thanks so much for this. It was much better to listen from a distance than to just know it was all going down and not being able to experience it at all...
by lotusamerica
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Cooley late Fall solo dates!
Replies: 37
Views: 5439

Re: Cooley late Fall solo dates!

Late to post. Enjoyed the Cville show and he was in rare form re: interacting with the crowd. First set was tight, almost too tight. Second set was Id Cooley. Uncle Frank was a bit abstract, and they never did snake those logs up the hill if I recall... That guitar kept throwing fits. I don't know i...
by lotusamerica
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The Israel situation wasn't directly related to the Marshall Plan, though Truman did sell out the Palestinians in the end to establish Israel in order to get electoral support, over the objection of the rest of the US government and, importantly, Marshall himself, who turned against Truman over it. ...
by lotusamerica
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

It was an allied effort of USSR, Britain, France and US. USSR contributed by far the most toward the victory in lives lost and lives taken, but without US industry and finishing off, things could have turned out differently. Churchill/Great Britain was a necessary component and France gets little cr...
by lotusamerica
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Flea wrote:
They truly have no fucking clue as a Party how to proceed. It's likely to end up being another instance of snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory. This year and in 2020.
Or an election stolen then everybody pretending it wasn't.
by lotusamerica
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The baby boomers happened to exist at the same time as the hippies, so people somehow decided baby boomers shared hippie values. They never did. Hippies were today's progressives (with maybe less small-mindedness), never the mainstream, despite how we like to think of the Woodstock era. The baby boo...
by lotusamerica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT track # 35 - Something's Got to Give Pretty Soon
Replies: 45
Views: 25957

Re: DBT track # 35 - Something's Got to Give Pretty Soon

Swamp wrote:Listening to this this morning really made me miss the old days of following the band.
I don't know why I feel so sad.
Makes sense to me. Simpler times.

I thought Ever South was kind of down this path a bit. Especially the second half....
by lotusamerica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Bookmark this page. For your convenience I have identified when the seeds of the next financial crisis were first planted. So five or ten years from now, if you want to know who to blame for the disaster that destroyed your college fund, your retirement, your job, whatever, you can look it up right...
by lotusamerica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: Sirens of the Ditch reissue coming - with bonus tracks
Replies: 21
Views: 6108

Re: Sirens of the Ditch reissue coming - with bonus tracks

Iowan wrote:Glad to have all these studio versions.

Sirens is my favorite Jason album, and if you had placed these tracks in for a few of the weaker ones, I think more people would share that opinion.
Good luck on getting agreement what songs are the weaker ones that should be replaced...
by lotusamerica
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: Sirens of the Ditch reissue coming - with bonus tracks
Replies: 21
Views: 6108

Re: Sirens of the Ditch reissue coming - with bonus tracks

I am just curious why Jason would not be excited for this release? I guess it's something I missed along the way. Because New West owns the tracks, and Southeastern was his first album on his own label. He may get songwriting royalties, but nothing on the sales. They gave him a contract and put out...
by lotusamerica
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: BUY and SELL HC TIX HERE
Replies: 27
Views: 6778

Re: BUY and SELL HC TIX HERE

Gone...
by lotusamerica
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: BUY and SELL HC TIX HERE
Replies: 27
Views: 6778

Re: BUY and SELL HC TIX HERE

See below
by lotusamerica
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: thread to go to bat for maligned albums/songs/bands
Replies: 50
Views: 11951

Re: thread to go to bat for maligned albums/songs/bands

Heard an interview with Rundgren in the last few years (maybe WTF? with Marc Maron) and upon realizing what a despicable human he is I can't decide whether to dislike this album more as it's one of his projects or to like it more to support Meatloaf, who Rundgren repeatedly referred to as "that fat...
by lotusamerica
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Honestly, I'm as mad at the Democrats as the Republicans. The fact that the Government is shut down is stupid. R's had 6 months to get in front of this and they failed. It is basic governance, and they've fundamentally failed. OTOH - The Democrats had 6 months to get in front to the messaging. It's...
by lotusamerica
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: RIP Delores O'Riordan (The Cranberries)
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: RIP Delores O'Riordan (The Cranberries)

Wow, that's sad. Not in regular rotation for me, but every time I hear a Cranberries song I'm impressed all over again how talented of a singer she was.
by lotusamerica
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I can't follow the dialogue between ponygirl and Arkansawyer as well as I'd like. I wish I understood more, but as to identity politics, I think it is both toxic and necessary, and as to traditional liberalism, I think it is both dated and needing to be reclaimed. So somewhere in the mushy middle fo...
by lotusamerica
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Homecoming 2018: Songs We Want Brought Back
Replies: 78
Views: 20672

Re: Homecoming 2018: Songs We Want Brought Back

Smitty wrote: I was gonna put "x4" but then I remembered Never Gonna Change is on TDS.
There are times on here when it seems like we're not even listening to the same band.
by lotusamerica
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: RIP Pat DiNizio (Smithereens)
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: RIP Pat DiNizio (Smithereens)

Well, damn, missed that news. Bummer.
by lotusamerica
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Zip - sounds about right. This is part of what I earlier said I think is the right's form of identity politics - BTB disagreed and offered some cogent thoughts as to how he thought it differed from identity politics. He didn't convince me but he chipped away some. I think the flip side of this coin ...
by lotusamerica
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Condemn is one thing; force or pressure him to resign is another. There's plenty of time for him to resign if, say, Moore w/draws. In the current environment, where one can have no rational belief that there will be reciprocity, it would just be stupid for Franken to resign. The quote above says it...
by lotusamerica
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: JI & 400 - 2018 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: JI & 400 - 2018 Grammy Nominations

Iowan wrote:
lotusamerica wrote:
Clams wrote: They definitely nominated the better Cumberland Gap
Rolling Stone compared JI's version to Decoration Day and Go It Alone. No and no.

Cumberland Gap is "Good" with bad lyrics.
"Good" is way better.
Agreed, especially the lyrics. I just meant the sound and tempo of the song.
by lotusamerica
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: JI & 400 - 2018 Grammy Nominations
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: JI & 400 - 2018 Grammy Nominations

Cumberland Gap was also nominated for Best American Roots Song but it's the David Rawlings & Gillian Welch song (good tune BTW). They definitely nominated the better Cumberland Gap Rolling Stone compared JI's version to Decoration Day and Go It Alone. No and no. Cumberland Gap is "Good" with bad ly...
by lotusamerica
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: HOMECOMING Fri. & Sat. Sold out
Replies: 96
Views: 36205

Re: HOMECOMING LOW TICKET ALERT! Sat. Sold out

Well, priorities happen and there are more important things than even homecoming shows... but anyway, as we both well know, the game is a long way from being over ;)
by lotusamerica
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: HOMECOMING Fri. & Sat. Sold out
Replies: 96
Views: 36205

Re: HOMECOMING LOW TICKET ALERT!!!

I've been distracted by some life events. Just picked up Thurs/Fri. Sat is listed as "off sale" now.
by lotusamerica
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 17545
Views: 2282230

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Of course it's not okay about Franken. But is there any room for talk of severity, proportionality?

And what of the Republican tax cut, I mean reform, I mean increase?
by lotusamerica
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Heathens Homecoming 2018
Replies: 655
Views: 198804

Re: Heathens Homecoming 2018

I have front row Isbell/McMurtry tix for 2/16...

What would you suggest I do?

Hahahaha....
by lotusamerica
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

A dude weighs in... http://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/magazine/should-women-make-their-own-pop-music-canon.html He makes a very good case that music by women is undervalued in rock or maybe pop culture (or maybe not w/ respect to the latter, he seems to be unsure). I didn't see, or maybe wasn't con...
by lotusamerica
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: Just an observation...
Replies: 88
Views: 26596

Re: Just an observation...

This whole thread is interesting to me, as I came to be a DBT fan much later than most of you, around 2007 or 8. Jason had already left before I ever discovered DBT. Plus, my wife is one of the "NPR fans." I introduced her to Jason's music last fall and he's her favorite artist now (I tried to get ...
by lotusamerica
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: Just an observation...
Replies: 88
Views: 26596

Re: Just an observation...

Zip City wrote:Yep. How have Isbell, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, any number of jam bands, etc. grown to the size they have with little no radio support? It probably happens organically, but how? Someone oughta write a book
Pretty sure Jason's career trajectory took off from his awards.