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24th March 2010
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I like how someone just sang a Boxtops song and (get this) NO ONE mentioned that Alex Chilton had just died. That's just shitty and disrespectful.
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It would not have helped me and I'm no spring chicken, I have no idea who Alex is with all do respect.
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It would not have helped me and I'm no spring chicken, I have no idea who Alex is with all do respect.
You engineer and make music and dont know who Alex Chilton is?? Absolutely shameful... but you know a lot about what equipment is hot, what is new, I bet.... now man, that is really unfortunate. Of course, all too familiar 'round here.

some folks can tell you ever piece of gear that is made for a 500 series, every serial number of every piece of vintage crap out there.. but dont know dick about the history of the music we make. .that is really, really sad.

without the artists, there would be no music, and these little boxes would be just ugly bits of metal. (well, thats all they are anyway, but you get it )


Alex Chilton --- LEGEND

we have an obligation as musicians to learn about the masters that were ahead of us. to learn about the history of the music we are so invested in creating..


sort of an interesting story..

the first guy I worked for.... he wouldn't let me even touch a broom until I had listened to about 1000 hours of music(that he chose) and read certain books(history/theory/etc).

I wish I had someone like that now.
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I like how someone just sang a Boxtops song and (get this) NO ONE mentioned that Alex Chilton had just died. That's just shitty and disrespectful.
What! Goddammit Kara! You're supposed to be the mildly smart one!!!
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Heh . Happened to catch that performance surfing channels last night. The other sad thing was that Simon was the only one to call it what it was...a mediocre performance. It was like walking into a motel lounge and hearing a lame r&b version of The Letter. Surprised, really, at Randy Jackson's take on it.
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25th March 2010
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Uh I had no idea who Chilton was either until this thread, relax
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I'm sure he doesn't mind

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Uh I had no idea who Chilton was either until this thread, relax
I'm going with you guys on this one too. I have a really broad and well versed taste in music, but it's egotistical of me to think I know everything that was important to everyone... it just won't ever happen and people throwing attitude towards what they think is lacking in another's education is unfair. People learn better when they're educated and expanded and not talked down to. It's a big world out there with a lot of people in it and I would be surprised if 5% of the population knew Alex Chilton's name. I'm sure he was very important and influencial to a lot of people as I'm sure I will go out and listen to his stuff now. It's too bad AI didn't pay respect to an artist they used, it's that type of obfuscating history that needs to be combated, not just people not getting exposed through the course of life.
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I'm going with you guys on this one too. I have a really broad and well versed taste in music, but it's egotistical of me to think I know everything that was important to everyone... it just won't ever happen and people throwing attitude towards what they think is lacking in another's education is unfair. People learn better when they're educated and expanded and not talked down to. It's a big world out there with a lot of people in it and I would be surprised if 5% of the population knew Alex Chilton's name. I'm sure he was very important and influencial to a lot of people as I'm sure I will go out and listen to his stuff now. It's too bad AI didn't pay respect to an artist they used, it's that type of obfuscating history that needs to be combated, not just people not getting exposed through the course of life.
I'm not talking down to anyone... what I'm saying is if they're going to play a song made famous by a guy who died a week earlier on national TV it might be nice to mention him. I mean jeez, it was on Cspan it can't be that obscure:

House Session, Part 1 - C-SPAN Video Library
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I'm not talking down to anyone... what I'm saying is if they're going to play a song made famous by a guy who died a week earlier on national TV it might be nice to mention him. I mean jeez, it was on Cspan it can't be that obscure:

House Session, Part 1 - C-SPAN Video Library
I didn't really think you were talking down and I agreed that it was quite sad they couldn't acknowledge him in light of the fact that he was obviously important enough to cover, but not important enough to them to mention.
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[QUOTE=jeremy.c.;5240329 I'm sure I will go out and listen to his stuff now. [/QUOTE]

thats the important thing.

Start with Big Star.

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I like how someone just sang a Boxtops song and (get this) NO ONE mentioned that Alex Chilton had just died. That's just shitty and disrespectful.
not even mentioning that the covered version was crappy and weird. I don't get American Idol, but I suck, so.....
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Sorry Ted, I cannot know of everyone or everything, no reason to play god. In fact the older I get the less I can remember and have forgot a lot of stuff, myself and my wife have been married 30 years and she brings up stuff way back that I don't even recall.......a......g......e haha.
Holy Shit I am watching the news right now and Jim Marshall Died today, Hell it was Gibson and now Marshall, now we don't have a perfect match, so sad to hear.
Anyways do you know Tuck Andress ?

btw, I did not know Alex but have sung his songs, just did not know his name, box tops hey, great artist. At least they were decent music on the radio to listen to years ago, now I only turn it to talk radio and NPR, I never listen to music radio, whats the use?

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You engineer and make music and dont know who Alex Chilton is?? Absolutely shameful... but you know a lot about what equipment is hot, what is new, I bet.... now man, that is really unfortunate. Of course, all too familiar 'round here.

some folks can tell you ever piece of gear that is made for a 500 series, every serial number of every piece of vintage crap out there.. but dont know dick about the history of the music we make. .that is really, really sad.

without the artists, there would be no music, and these little boxes would be just ugly bits of metal. (well, thats all they are anyway, but you get it )


Alex Chilton --- LEGEND

we have an obligation as musicians to learn about the masters that were ahead of us. to learn about the history of the music we are so invested in creating..


sort of an interesting story..

the first guy I worked for.... he wouldn't let me even touch a broom until I had listened to about 1000 hours of music(that he chose) and read certain books(history/theory/etc).

I wish I had someone like that now.
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Sorry Ted, I cannot know of everyone or everything, no reason to play god. In fact the older I get the less I can remember and have forgot a lot of stuff, myself and my wife have been married 30 years and she brings up stuff way back that I don't even recall.......a......g......e haha.
Holy Shit I am watching the news right now and Jim Marshall Died today, Hell it was Gibson and now Marshall, now we don't have a perfect match, so sad to hear.
Anyways do you know Tuck Andress ?

btw, I did not know Alex but have sung his songs, just did not know his name, box tops hey, great artist. At least they were decent music on the radio to listen to years ago, now I only turn it to talk radio and NPR, I never listen to music radio, whats the use?

man, im not playing GOd..its called taking the piss.

have you ever seen "that 70s show"?
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26th March 2010
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Depends, I have saw many 70s shows, I grew up with them but I had no interest or time in all, just like today shows come and go and 10 years from now I will say "what was that show", O it was on 10 years ago, I might have watched Cheers or Friends twice in my life.
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man, im not playing GOd..its called taking the piss.

have you ever seen "that 70s show"?
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Depends, I have saw many 70s shows, I grew up with them but I had no interest or time in all, just like today shows come and go and 10 years from now I will say "what was that show", O it was on 10 years ago, I might have watched Cheers twice in my life.
no..."that 70s show"--that is the name of the show

anyway, Big Star song is the theme song(done badly by cheap trick I think?)

anyway, big star is amazing.
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31st March 2010
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