Tuesday Skull Session

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aboynamedtracy's picture

I'm assuming you authored this in your home by the sea...

Against all odds (being a Brit), Phil is a huge Civil War buff. Unlike most, I'm sure you knew that with the Lincoln tie-in... Well played Sarah.

Today everyone is buzzing over Postal Service and Atoms for Peace. Post SXSW I expect Little Green Cars to be the talk of the town.

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gwalther's picture

I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of Duke. Before that I didn't really understand any of their work...Invisible Touch is the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility, at the same time it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.
 
Phil Collins is a baller. The space devoted to Genesis/Phil Collins by Bret Easton Ellis in American Psycho made me LOL. Also, great book, if anyone's interested.

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Unky Buck's picture

While I don't think it's a bad song, the new Postal Service song doesn't really move me. I'll give it a few more listens because that's what I do, but it's coming off as a middle of the pack kind of song for me right now. PS tends to grow on me too, though, so I may like it more down the road.

"Everything you see on the internet is true." - Abraham Lincoln

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German Buckeye's picture

Being a man who grew up with 80's music and continually add to my iTunes library, my 15 yr old constantly tells me, "your music is so much better than music now - you actually have a melody and the words actually say something".  I introduced him to Genesis and Phil Collins recently, he made a significant dent in the wallet....

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Unky Buck's picture

That is definitely true to an extent. Much of the music in the pop genres are merely for the purpose of sounding pleasant to the ears and nothing more. There's no substance or originality behind any of it. That is also why 70% of all songs made are made with the same 4 chords. If you dig a little deeper, you'll find some great music these days that isn't like that, but most people don't care to and it's why it typically goes largely unnoticed.

"Everything you see on the internet is true." - Abraham Lincoln

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Hovenaut's picture

Nice.

I sure feel like a Michelob right now....

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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jfunk's picture

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite. 
 
^Obligatory...

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

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Jack Fu's picture

I would upvote this 100 times if I could.

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gwalther's picture

Whoops. Browsing and typing on my iPhone. Didnt see this comment. You beat me to the punch.

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carence's picture

Sarah, that Modern Family line was classic! Please tell me you seen the episode a couple of weeks ago, Fulgencio! Funniest episode to date!

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SilverBulletNYC's picture

The Postal Service! Geeze, I can't believe its been 10 years...

The South will NOT rise again!

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Poison nuts's picture

So, Urban wasn't just talking smack about how the B1G sucks? Turns out he was really interested in making sure the conference is in good shape & doesn't get left behind???...well -- No Shit.

Get busy living.

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Michael Citro's picture

Sarah, You'll Be in My Heart for all of those Phil references.

Seriously, my ringtone is the famous drum fill from In the Air Tonight.

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Rooster Buckburn's picture

Phil.Collins.Rules.  The B1G has been a Land of Confusion lately - but Urban the Reformer may just be the man to turn the entire B1G conference around.

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chicagobuckeye's picture

Sarah, I have to say I'm a big Harlem Shake fan. If you don't understand all you need to do is watch the Snoopy version and you'll be hooked regardless of whether you understand it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZC1siHMvYE

What if you don't hear YOLO anymore because everyone who use to say it died?

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Baroclinicity's picture

I like Collins/Genesis as well.  The only thing is, I can't listen to some of those songs, like "Sussudio" without looking for Paul Allen to get an axe to the head/torso/wherever it landed in "American Psycho".  Patrick Bateman loved 80s music!

Priority #1:  Beat Michigan

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OSUAndy07's picture

So we have Corey Brown and Devin Smith. Now we have a Corey Smith. Anyone think Urban needs to find a Devin Brown?

"Samuel......Cuts it back......Ohio State wins!"

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ATT2121's picture

 Mark Schlabach, from that great pantheon of ignorance known as ESPN, is a douche nozzle. And that is all.

 
 

"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens
 

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penult's picture

He also got a shout-out from Stephen Colbert, who said on his show last night, "I'm a big fan of Urban" and even if that was in a papal context, Colbert is most likely a fan of someone who is as big an alpha dog as Ohio State's football coach.

Bonus points for Urban: he bagged the Bears last year and has the Bears on the threatdown this year.

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rgarrett22's picture

Wow. Classy move by Tom Crean. Bummer, I don't think I can detest him as much now. I guess Bo Ryan moves to the top of my hated B1G coach list.

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