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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2019, 08:37:25 PM »
It's funny, and in a way pretty darn cool that threads like this usually go in a musical direction first and foremost. Soundtracks of our lives, gentlemen. A lot to be said in the music of a decade.  You simply must feel sorry for those who will only know the music of the last 20 years as, the classics.  Yikes!!! Fuckin' frightening when you think about it.

You feel sorry for the generation of Drake and Ariana Grande. My cousin's daughter is in her teens, and she likely exclusively listens to '80s music. A lot of kids are like her. I loved older stuff when I was in high school, but I still loved my generation's music.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2019, 08:58:26 PM »
Cool thread.

Music, definitely the 70s. All the genres and bands. Classic Rock, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd. Tons of R&B, Marvin Gaye too much to name really, all the early disco and mainstream disco. Nightclubs and dance Music. Then you had The Police and Van Halen getting their start and leading into the 80s. Plus the music opera movies. The amazing album art. Elvis and Frank even made comebacks. Just a great decade for music.

Movies I’d go with the 90s. All the Scorscesi classics Casino, Goodfellas. Saving Private Ryan. Braveheart. A bunch of great independent films. Swingers, Pulp Fiction, Reservoire Dogs etc...To me motion pictures hit their peak just before the CGI/Comic book turd storm arrived.

TV: 80s. A lot of classics. Cheers, Magnum, Dallas, would keep me busy stranded on an island.

Fashion is tough. I’m going with the early 60s, James Bond, Dr No, Vegas Rat Pack fashion. Classy and stylish with some attitude.

Politics, have to go with the 80s and President Ronald Reagan and Republican George Deukmehian as Gov of CA. We defeated the Soviet Union on Ice in 1980, and on the world stage by the end of the decade. The end of the Berlin Wall. And hey most had had a home computer by the end of the decade.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2019, 09:04:03 PM »
Girls in 1980's spandex... but with 2010's grooming habits.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2019, 09:05:18 PM »
You feel sorry for the generation of Drake and Ariana Grande. My cousin's daughter is in her teens, and she likely exclusively listens to '80s music. A lot of kids are like her. I loved older stuff when I was in high school, but I still loved my generation's music.
I'm saying that many of them will never be introduced to the tunes of yesteryear. There is room for optimism yes, but you're gonna be long dead before Dokken becomes a household name. And don't bash Dokken!  They actually had some good stuff.
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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 09:05:47 PM »
Girls in 1980's spandex... but with 2010's grooming habits.
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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2019, 09:07:16 PM »
Cool thread.

Music, definitely the 70s. All the genres and bands. Classic Rock, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd. Tons of R&B, Marvin Gaye too much to name really, all the early disco and mainstream disco. Nightclubs and dance Music. Then you had The Police and Van Halen getting their start and leading into the 80s. Plus the music opera movies. The amazing album art. Elvis and Frank even made comebacks. Just a great decade for music.

Movies I’d go with the 90s. All the Scorscesi classics Casino, Goodfellas. Saving Private Ryan. Braveheart. A bunch of great independent films. Swingers, Pulp Fiction, Reservoire Dogs etc...To me motion pictures hit their peak just before the CGI/Comic book turd storm arrived.

TV: 80s. A lot of classics. Cheers, Magnum, Dallas, would keep me busy stranded on an island.

Fashion is tough. I’m going with the early 60s, James Bond, Dr No, Vegas Rat Pack fashion. Classy and stylish with some attitude.

Politics, have to go with the 80s and President Ronald Reagan and Republican George Deukmehian as Gov of CA. We defeated the Soviet Union on Ice in 1980, and on the world stage by the end of the decade. The end of the Berlin Wall. And hey most had had a home computer by the end of the decade.
So you're picking numerous decades.
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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2019, 09:16:11 PM »
Cool thread.

Music, definitely the 70s. All the genres and bands. Classic Rock, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd. Tons of R&B, Marvin Gaye too much to name really, all the early disco and mainstream disco. Nightclubs and dance Music. Then you had The Police and Van Halen getting their start and leading into the 80s. Plus the music opera movies. The amazing album art. Elvis and Frank even made comebacks. Just a great decade for music.

Movies I’d go with the 90s. All the Scorscesi classics Casino, Goodfellas. Saving Private Ryan. Braveheart. A bunch of great independent films. Swingers, Pulp Fiction, Reservoire Dogs etc...To me motion pictures hit their peak just before the CGI/Comic book turd storm arrived.

TV: 80s. A lot of classics. Cheers, Magnum, Dallas, would keep me busy stranded on an island.

Fashion is tough. I’m going with the early 60s, James Bond, Dr No, Vegas Rat Pack fashion. Classy and stylish with some attitude.

Politics, have to go with the 80s and President Ronald Reagan and Republican George Deukmehian as Gov of CA. We defeated the Soviet Union on Ice in 1980, and on the world stage by the end of the decade. The end of the Berlin Wall. And hey most had had a home computer by the end of the decade.

Your post, which is very good, shows that a lot of categories of greatness blend and blur. Frankly, I like a lot of (fill in the category) from the '60s to 9/11. Each decade, of that time span, had great movies, music, TV shows, etc.. We've gone from an embarrassment of riches to a wealth of embarrassments.

I'm with you on early '60s fashion. I like those clothes more than the clothes that came out during the psychedelic to hippie eras since I'm also into the "Mad Men" era. Even when I was a kid, I dug the suits from the James Bond films and the secret agent series and spy shows like "The Man From UNCLE" and "I Spy". Maybe they'll make a return since the disappointing hipster era (fashion hell) is over.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
Girls in 1980's spandex... but with 2010's grooming habits.

I can't argue with that. You could go to some hot yoga classes to come close to it, but I wouldn't bet on the grooming habits.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
I'm saying that many of them will never be introduced to the tunes of yesteryear. There is room for optimism yes, but you're gonna be long dead before Dokken becomes a household name. And don't bash Dokken!  They actually had some good stuff.

I would never bash Dokken. I don't share the popular unbridled hate of Nickelback, as well. I get that they're generic, and some of their songs sound the same. I'll still take them over mumble rap and processed pop.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2019, 09:26:23 PM »
So you're picking numerous decades.

It's allowed. I just called the hotline to get the rules.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2019, 09:44:39 PM »
I would never bash Dokken. I don't share the popular unbridled hate of Nickelback, as well. I get that they're generic, and some of their songs sound the same. I'll still take them over mumble rap and processed pop.
Agreed on the Nickelback thing, I think it just kind of became cool to bash them, and.. they couldn't buy house$ fast enough.

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2019, 08:57:07 AM »
I was a baby in the 70's but I know enough now to be able to say that without any doubt that the 70's by far had the best bass players. That's a fact, JACK!

Other than that I'll have to agree with 26 for many of the same reasons. Orrrr the 1890's.. those were the good ole days two lives ago. Ooh Fuck, I was great!

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2019, 09:01:51 AM »
Doesn't it seem like we've gone from the Golden Age of ancient Greece and ancient Rome to a new Dark Ages? Other than needless technology, it seems like we've devolved in most ways. For instance, young men now have lower levels of grip strength, sperm counts, and testosterone than young men then. Scientific studies showed this, but they also found that young women now are stronger than young women then, and there's less strength dimorphism between the genders now. I

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2019, 09:08:46 AM »
We don't have the same sense of hope and possibility, and the loss might not be qualifiable as it seems amorphous and indefinable. I really think that 9/11 did a real number on our psyches in ways that we have yet to grasp. It's like a national death in the family from which it's extremely difficult to recover. I apologize for the downer, and I promise to post more silly replies in the near future.

And yet you are right. It forced us to see ourselves through the eyes of our enemies and in some perverse manner we as a society/nation/state became self-loathing.

Oh we were patriotic at the outset, plenty of fight back, and then...meh...we somehow developed a national Stockholm Syndrome and the media pounced on it as the final sucker punch to a system (capitalism) that they despised from the outset. They literally turned us against oursleves, and write a big fat check for themselves in the process.

We have NOT recovered, even with the hopeful, and perhaps last gasp, of Trumpism. :'(

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Re: You Pick The Decade(s)
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2019, 09:12:50 AM »
Cool thread.

Music, definitely the 70s. All the genres and bands. Classic Rock, Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd. Tons of R&B, Marvin Gaye too much to name really, all the early disco and mainstream disco. Nightclubs and dance Music. Then you had The Police and Van Halen getting their start and leading into the 80s. Plus the music opera movies. The amazing album art. Elvis and Frank even made comebacks. Just a great decade for music.

Rock had matured from the wet birth of the 60s and found its sonic keel, no question.

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Movies I’d go with the 90s. All the Scorscesi classics Casino, Goodfellas. Saving Private Ryan. Braveheart. A bunch of great independent films. Swingers, Pulp Fiction, Reservoire Dogs etc...To me motion pictures hit their peak just before the CGI/Comic book turd storm arrived.

You could see real creativity and actual script writing, not recycling. Why does everything now have to be a reboot of some comic book?

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TV: 80s. A lot of classics. Cheers, Magnum, Dallas, would keep me busy stranded on an island.

For some creepy reason even 30-Something seems poignant in a "Big Chill" kind of context...innocence was being lost, but could still be recovered.

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Fashion is tough. I’m going with the early 60s, James Bond, Dr No, Vegas Rat Pack fashion. Classy and stylish with some attitude.

All hail the skinny tie and fabric with texture and substance.

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Politics, have to go with the 80s and President Ronald Reagan and Republican George Deukmehian as Gov of CA. We defeated the Soviet Union on Ice in 1980, and on the world stage by the end of the decade. The end of the Berlin Wall. And hey most had had a home computer by the end of the decade.
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