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this song is so great. i always forget about this band when i think of bands i really enjoy all the time. not sure why that is. i tried my damndest to find an MP3 of the normal version but i couldnt. so, here is a link to a live one. when i’m home later i may just upload the album version. thats how good it is, it needs TWO posts… for serious. -dan
this really happened on gChat today...
i, dan maxwell, played the character of "dan" in the following debate.
[the set up: gram parsons--was he as important to music as everyone seems to think he is? i made a disparaging comment about his nudie suits and dan defended him, although he admitted to having NOT finished reading his bio...]
me: i bet he'll redeem himself towards the end
Dan: i doubt he'll redeem anything towards the end. unless by redeem you mean get burned to a crisp in the desert haha
me: i was thinking more like he becomes one of those Force ghosts like yoda and obi wan in star wars
you know, like darth vader?
Dan: totally. he's like the emporer palpatine and jeff tweedy is like luke skywalker and jay farar is like darth vader
you clearly have NO idea of the parallels you're NOT making
obviously jay farar is palpatine
becasue he's not forgiven at the end
darth vader realizes his mistakes at the end of return of the jedi
thats why he joins up with yoda and obi wan
hes watching over luke now
do i have to explain everything to you
Dan: hahaha so gram is darth?
because he made mistakes but ultimately is a heroic character
Dan: question. is keith richards yoda?
me: ...and now there's the issue of ben gibbard
he's obviously jar jar binks
Dan: he is obviously darth maul
jar ja rbinks
what a noob
Dan: or he is younf anniken
me: no annakin is darth vader
you know that
who is samuel l jackson
thats all i want to know
Dan: i know
samuel l is obviously mick
friends with yoda
me: i could see mick being a young obi wan
Dan: totally bad ass
me: you know?
Dan: likes purple
but maybe mcguinn is obiwan
Dan: or clarence white but he died young so he's more like qui gon gin
me: yeah i could agree with that
Dan: i hoppe you know i'm gonna copy this chat and send it prolow he will obviously love it and weigh in on it hahaha
me: or duanne allman
Dan: oh no\
he is like parallel universe
hes in a different category
Dan: he may be queen amidala
me: then would emmylou be queen amadala?
Dan: no shes laya
me: i bet prolow will have some choice comments
ehhh maybe ok i can see that
Dan: he obviously will haha
i'm thinking that maybe marianne faithful is queen amidala
or linda rondstadt
me: no no
Dan: and maybe waren zevon is like one of the guys in the pod race
me: Ronstadt is not allowed
Dan: ok hahahaha
what about this? two words. REBA MCCYNTIRE
me: how about this: no.
i'll take pasty cline
Dan: just kidding
Dan: shes like aunt veru
me: our conversation is obviously not inclined to reality so i think we can fudge the dates a little bit
Dan: ok thats fair
also lets be serious and call it what it is. patsy is queen like
so lets recap:
gram = vader
emmylou = laia
i think "the band" could be the band in the canteena just as a whole
in mos eisly
Dan: clarence white= qui gon jin
me: ok ok but what about dylan?
Dan: roger mcguin=obiwan
dylan is han solo obviously
me: can't leave him out
Dan: although he is pretty inscrutable so we'll give him chewy
wait so who is han solo?
Dan: and tom petty is han solo
and elvis presley is jabba
me: nooo nooo
lets be SERIOUS
johnny cash is han solo
Dan: tom petty
ok thats fair
tom petty is one of those things in those red coats
what were they called?
Dan: not sure
maybe he is lando calrisien
and paul mccartney is boba fett
or m,aybe george harrison is lando
Dan: paul=boba because he is an asshole
me: ok i can do that
also, all other british invasion bands=ewoks
Dan: but who is petty?
and roy orbison?
and ryan adams?
me: ryan is count dooku
cause he is a total fuck
and who is that parts deal in episode 1
i forget his name
me: episode 1 or a new hope?
Dan: maybe petty can be the amidala look a like cause he is very woman like hahahah
Dan: new hope is ep 4 correct?
me: i dont know what his name is
Dan: well he can be like some other douche like chris hillman
ok lets get a final list going here
me: ohhh watto
thats the slave owner
is that who you meant?
Dan: is that his name?
wait and who was jar jar?
me: BEN GIBABRD
Dan: oh right right
and who was amidala
me: patsy cline?
Dan: yes youre right
and what about uncle bena nd aunt veru?
i think orbison cqan be uncle owen
sorry its owen not ben
i was thinking of the rice
Dan: but veru...
also: after this we'll figure these roles out for emo bands
jeremy egnick (sp?) is obviously obiwan
matt pryor is obvi luke also.
me: hahaha ok ok
i dont know if i have it in me to do it for a whole different cast of characters
Dan: but thats for later
we'll make a chart
me: fair enough
Dan: its not for today. maybe tonight or tomorrow haha
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hey beatles nuts...
shut the fuck up. thanks. no one cares about how many times you’ve watched anthology or that you had a shoebox full of beatles bubblegum trading cards. leave me alone. i know they were important. you didn’t discover shit by being a hermit and living in your mother’s basement ‘til you were 47. get a fucking life. thanks dan