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    Genre films, synth-wave tunes, backcombing the remaining hairs on my head, treadmill running, putting ketchup on chicken, playing gee-tar, doing half-decent impressions, writing when my pen has ink, feeling the burn and occasionally, shrooming out.

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  1. I've fallen out of exploring pop princesses since Lorde came on the scene, some years ago. Billie Ellish is definitely the flavor of the minute and the pop artist most critics point at for being legitimate. Does the girl do anything but whisper seductively in her songs? Does she sing, conventionally?
  2. I had a huge problem with how small Batfleck’s ears were. Combined with his broad alcoholic face, it ruined the Batman aesthetic. No soup for you.
  3. I don't know...I had always heard that the band was reluctant to go with Slash as lead guitar player, when he first auditioned. He was undoubtedly, one of the most talented guitar players of the time and place, but it was his personality that the band found "questionable." Axl tells it that people kept recommending Slash to him and his attitude was "nah..." Robert John backs this up, saying back in those days, Slash was a "little creep" and it was his advice not to hire Slash, as he was very much the type of guy who was only in business for himself and wouldn't be there for long. I
  4. Well, he plays aimless solos on Axl's new material - no doubt. It's like he has no sense of what he wants to go for, so he just rips a scale and plays every note of it. Not so great.
  5. He was an unapologetic stoner during the UYI production. You don't really hear about Axl having a taste for bud outside of that period, though.
  6. They brought it back, ten years ago, for one brief season. Occupying its original home on MTV, B & B had to riff on clips of Jersey Shore and other reality programs - to reflect the scarce videos on MTV's own programming. It was kind of bittersweet, because even though the episode plots always lived up, it was obvious that the culture had turned over and the show was no longer cutting edge. I'm not sure it's a great idea to bring them back again.
  7. Burton's Batman films are just dripping wet with atmosphere and German expressionism. Nolans films are very entertaining....but yes, they are realer than real and in a way, suck all the fun out of the comic-book experience. I'm old enough now to see the strengths in Nolan's storytelling and some of Burton's weaknesses at narrative storytelling...but the visual experience of Burton's films are as good as Batman ever got.
  8. Really? Campy? And campy beyond Adam West? Did we see the same movies? Michael Keaton can be very ha-ha, but his two Batman movies didn't even have a joke in them. Not a quip or even a whiff of that eyebrows up stuff. His Batman was exactly what I want(ed) - silent and deadly serious. Where Christian Bale's Batman ranted and raved like a hungry lion at the criminals, Keaton would just stare at them....I love that. He would stare the criminals down and psychically drain them of all their confidence before he physically fought them. He didn't speak and that was the coolest thing
  9. This news put ants in my pants, awakening the six-year old in me like few things have the ability to. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/micheal-keaton-talks-return-as-batman-flash-movie-1299668 Although it's not a "Batman" movie, per say, the idea that Keaton could return to play the caped crusader has been one that has lingered around for decades. It only makes sense to bring him back as an "old Batman" in a mentor role. Since they've got multiple versions of characters and universes going on, it seems like the perfect time to get Keaton back to put the rubber on. H
  10. You have to be 5' 10" or over to work at Norman's. Unless, you're Norman.
  11. It's, sadly, the way the brain can instantly perceive and identify video over film. Film is tactile. It's an intermediate. It's real and it has flaws to it - but the brain can see the canvas of it. High Definition video does not have the same effect on the brain. It's perceived as reality, which can be strange and a bummer when your mind is trying to wrap it around a story. Film is majorly expensive in comparison to video, which isn't expensive at all - so 90% of all movies made are made with video or a combination thereof. It won't change. The only thing we can hope for is that vide
  12. Robin's solos on the Chinese Democracy material (Better, Street of Dreams, Catcher, etc) are unquestionably better than whatever Slash decides he's going to play in the moment. For someone who is so expressive and so melodic in the way his solos sing, Slash is very flat and unmemorable when he steps up to do an interpretation of a Chinese Democracy solo. That is something you just couldn't have told somebody ten years, twelve years ago...that Slash can't top Robin's melodies on the newer things. It's quite surprising.
  13. For me, it spoke so much when Robin Finck bailed for the second time in the months that preceeded the release of Chinese Democracy. I don't believe he ever would have done that unless he knew that a part of Axl was over and was not going to rise to his ultimate moment...and he didn't.
  14. Mick is one of the best, if not the best rhythmic guitar player of the eighties. His riffs and grooves always stood out and I dare say that he gave Motley some respectability with his prowess. I know he's been at work at his solo album for years now, so I am very intrigued to see where he takes it.
  15. He's got a bit of the 'cunt' persona to him. It might just be how he has that high-horse mentality and is thoroughly outspoken about it. The kind of guy who has no problem turning his nose at something. He undoubtedly helped the band navigate the early pitfalls and created opportunity for them to get the music across to a national audience. As it pertains to Niven, I've always wanted to know what exactly it was that caused Slash to turn his back on his management. In Slash's book, he claims Niven, himself, Slash's wife and Alan's wife were partying one night and Alan got
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