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Wolf Frankula

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The Beatles SAVED Rock and Roll

In the mid sixties it was declining into a bunch of sound alike Frankies and Bobbies, with Fabian as an example of the worst. (The author probably doesn't know what 'Doing a Fabian' is, which is taking a face and promoting it, regardless of talent, into stardom.) The Beatles put musicianship, composing, and breadth of interest and feeling into rock and roll. After them, rock and roll song writers could be composers, not just Tin Pan Alley like hacks.

I expect Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to write, "How Elijah Wald Destroyed Folk Music". But Wald is basically a wackademic, and we all know wackademics don't live in the real world, they live in wackademia, where things are the way they are because they're that way in the book.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sun Oct 29, 2017, 05:44 PM (0 replies)

Would we be better off if Twitter IS what Opus thought it was

A chatroom for birds? Just asking. I am not on Twitter and don't plan to be.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Oct 14, 2017, 05:42 PM (3 replies)

Question about the phone on the Tardis

If you use it to call a cop, do you get him?

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 01:52 PM (1 replies)

What's Your Favourite Song from 1797?

This is mine.

It's one of the most famous tunes in the world.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:58 PM (3 replies)

Is Door to Door Salesman a Dead Job?

I haven't seen a door to door salesman in 25 years. We get people soliciting for donations, petition signatures, JWs, Mormons, but never people just selling things.

What does the hive say?

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:56 PM (23 replies)

Questions about the movie Baby Driver

Does it contain the following Song?

Does it have Statler and Waldorf saying. "Get those Baby Drivers off the road. Should they be booked? No, burped."

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sun Jul 9, 2017, 01:19 AM (10 replies)

What Language Do You Speak At Home?

Watter taal praat jy by die huis?

Zein hizkuntzatan hitz egiten etxean?

Don't say English. Everybody speaks English, but what language do you speak at home?

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Sat Jun 10, 2017, 11:51 PM (47 replies)

Things You Used to Think Were Funny but Don't Now

Here are three of my examples

1: Some of the old National Lampoon. I have .pdfs from a now dead site that had the 'Poon back in the '70's when it was funny. Some of it, the comics, Bruce McCall's parodies and more are still funny. But did I ever think Mrs. Agnew's Diary, Mr. Chatterbox, My Meter is Running, and more were funny? Apparently I did, but not now.

2: P.J. O'Rourke's "Parliament of Whores". when I bought it, back in the '80's I thought it was a hoot. Now I think it's just spoiled brat smartassery.

3: Sol Weinstein's "Loxfinger" a James Bond parody about Secret Agent Israel Bond, Agent Oy-Oy Seven. I roared 40 years ago when I read it. Now I think it's just a succession of bad Jew Jokes. He was capable of better, Jonathan Segal Chicken, Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Sex but I'll Tell You Anyway.

Does anybody else have anything like that?

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Mon May 8, 2017, 02:31 PM (6 replies)

Today is World Penguin Day

Are You Prepared ?

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Tue Apr 25, 2017, 08:39 PM (2 replies)

Looking for Firefox ad blocker that doesn't want be constantly be updated with the same update

I have tried, AdBlocker, AdBlocker Plus, and uBlock. Each constantly wants to receive the same update. Is there one that doesn't?

Thank you all.

Posted by Wolf Frankula | Thu Mar 16, 2017, 06:28 PM (4 replies)
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