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Offline Pon de Replay

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2985 on: April 15, 2018, 09:59:50 PM »
I don't know if I want to make defending ZZ Top the hill I die on (heaven forfend), but they are a better group than the gimmicky beards and videos suggest.  They were around for a decade before the video era.  Songs like "Tush" and "La Grange" have a raunchy drive and blistering guitar solos.  They have a stupid name and a comical appearance, but I think you might be underrating them slightly.  They play decadent & sleazy roadhouse blues better than almost anyone else (if you're in the mood for that kind of thing).  There was a kid in my high school who listed ZZ Top as his all-time favorite group (to each their own, I guess) and when I signed up for Facebook I was pleased to see that he wore a ZZ Top beard as an adult.  They were also a favorite of the neoconservative President George W. Bush.  They played at his inaugural ball.  I like to think that President Bush entered wearing a tuxedo and his famous smirk, with Laura Bush on his arm and ZZ Top playing "Sharp-Dressed Man."  Somehow ZZ Top are enjoyable.  A guilty pleasure.


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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2986 on: April 15, 2018, 10:11:31 PM »
While I have your attention, Gerard, I might let you know that St. Columba (the SD user) is asking for your participation in this thread.  You probably already know and are composing a response.  But, just in case you overlooked it.  Anyway, I always enjoy reading your thoughts on music and the arts.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2987 on: April 15, 2018, 10:42:46 PM »
In this Corner of the World
  - available on Netflix.

Very beautiful and moving. A lot like "Grave of the Fireflies," but even sadder in some parts.
I thought this was very high praise and since it was you recommending it and I value your opinion, I decided to watch it. I guess with both movies being Japanese animes about civilians trying to survive during World War 2 in Japan with scenes of bombing and a cute young girl featured prominently, the movies are about as similar as movies get. I liked it a lot but I would not say it was "even sadder" than "Grave of Fireflies." I did not cry watching this movie. I am glad you recommended it and that I watched it, and I was happy that it was not objectionable (the closest thing to objectionable was a short second with a little anime partial nudity) because the last anime I tried to watch turned into pornography halfway through. But I rate "Grave of Fireflies" very highly. Not only do I consider it one of the best Japanese animes I have ever seen, but I would also consider it one of the best animated films I have ever seen and would put it somewhere on my list of the best movies I have ever seen. This movie was really good and definitely worth watching, but I was more greatly moved by "Grave of Fireflies" and I cried more. Thank you for the recommendation and I would recommend it also.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2988 on: April 16, 2018, 01:39:18 AM »
While I have your attention, Gerard, I might let you know that St. Columba (the SD user) is asking for your participation in this thread.  You probably already know and are composing a response.  But, just in case you overlooked it.  Anyway, I always enjoy reading your thoughts on music and the arts.

I'll check that thread out.  Thanks for the heads up.  To finish up on the music thing, I don't have a problem with liking a pop group, I have plenty of eclectic things in my own collections of LPs, cassettes, CDs and downloads.  Back in the day, I used to put ZZ's "Stages" as the first song in my "jogging mix tape" to use with my sports Walkman.  My main point is not the liking of something.  It's the disliking of something genuinely good like classical music for basically immature reasons. 

 
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