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  1. shamus

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    "Your being personally offended doesn't mean others have to change their behavior. You have the choice to go somewhere else." This statement had me slightly worried before your clarification above as it sounded as if it was fine for anyone to personally attack another member on this board for their skin tone, sexual preferences, nationality etc. and they could either like it, lump it or leave. I always make a point to read your posts HH as they are consistently very well thought out and always well written. I trust that you will regulate accordingly and your follow up statement above should make it perfectly clear to everyone here now. One of the few things co-vid can't touch is our music collections. ROWYCO, people!!!
  2. The University of North Dakota Fightin Sioux went through a similar controversy and subsequently changed their team name to the Fighting Hawks a few years back. I found this to be much ado about nothing. While I'm admittedly whiter than the screen you're reading this on, I still fail to see how the name Fightin Sioux is a derogatory moniker. And if it is, why is nobody leading the charge to have the University of Notre Dame do away with the name of their sporting department; the Fightin Irish? The Washington Redskins case is more obvious to me. While not universally recognized as a racial slur, I've never heard the word used in a positive way to identify Native Americans and historically there is enough evidence to suggest it is offensive enough to do away with. Here in Canada we started off referring to them as Indians, followed by Natives, followed by First Nations and now they are known as Indigenous people. Cool by me. I have several Indigenous friends; I call them by their first name or their surname and find either one works fine. Point being, their ethnicity rarely if ever comes up in conversation. I also have issues with the Cleveland Indians name. For one; it's lame! It is a generically boring choice for a franchise name imo and definitely lacks imagination (kind of like calling your team the Houston Texans). But originality or lack thereof is only offensive to creative minds, I suppose. If you wanted to reference Native American culture via Cleveland why not associate your baseball team with a specific band or tribe significant to that area at the time instead of coupling a historically inaccurate umbrella term (Indians are from India and West Indians are from the West Indies) with a goofy cartoon caricature of an "Indian". While the word Indian may not pack the racially charged clout of the N word or even redskin, I'd certainly find it insulting to have been known collectively by a term invented by the same people who very nearly wiped them off the face of the planet in an extremely hostile takeover of North America.
  3. Careful when you are seeking them out as there is another Dirty Honey, I think from North Carolina. None of this singer's groove at all, so make sure you are checking out the right band if you choose to do so.
  4. Thanks for the reminder. One of my favorite bands. Really looking forward to reading it.
  5. Friend just turned me onto them three days ago. Love the singer's vocals. Read somewhere they were the first band to top the charts (who knows which chart and which category) as an unsigned band. Can't understand why no one has signed them yet. Cool name. Cool look. Cool bar room blues rock sound.
  6. Love it! Song of the summer for me! And I personally love the artwork , especially the vivid colours in the sky.
  7. Wonder why Frontiers hasn't pushed for an Eyes reunion album.
  8. Streetheart for me, then Hardline.
  9. Is this the first time two offshoots of the same band have released albums with different lineups under the exact same name? I mean, we still knew JR's Great White was separate from Great White, right? Stranger than fiction for certain. Regarding the album; does it have to sound exactly like Guns on guitar and Lewis on vocals to find credibility since they call themselves LA Guns? Or can it stand on its own merits based on the songwriting and vocal delivery of Frohlich alone? OW! My brain hurts!
  10. I did know Young was in T2 but super cool story nonetheless. Big fan of Young. Saw him live fronting the Four Horsemen replacing Frank Starr after his tragic accident. Hope to see him in Little Caesar one day. Probably common knowledge among visitors here but I'll mention it anyway; Danny Cooksey the lead singer for Bad4Good was the red headed kid on the back of young John Connor's dirt bike with the blaster cranking GNR. Great movie!!!
  11. Vito is one of my favorite guitarists as well. Him and Nuno.
  12. About time someone signed him. Bieler is such a prolific songwriter.
  13. Wow! Last I heard the singer was in a coma from a serious head injury on a tennis court. Glad to hear he's back in action. Didn't know his brother had passed away either. Looking forward to their 3rd release. Anyone know where I can find a bonafide edition of McQueen Street 2 on cd? The one released by the band not the Russian boot.
  14. Is there some kind of riff between Blaze & Taylor?
  15. Thanks Stefan. Very impressive.
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