Idle Off-Season Request...

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    From now on, do not encourage--in any way, shape, or fashion--the continued playing of Queen's "We Will Rock You" at any sporting event, and especially at Gator games. It's quite simply the WORST song ever recorded. In second place is that other Queen abomination, "We Are the Champions." Seriously. I'm gonna go postal.

    That is all.
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    If they remove those 2 songs from the PA system, the money saved on all those future royalties could be used to make the O'Dome renovation look about $500 cooler too
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    I agree. I despise those songs.
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    More Tom Petty... Gainesville's Home Boy!
    More Allman Brothers...many folks don't realize that they got their financial start in Hogtown... not south Georgia and not Macon.
    Go to Lipham's Music on 34th Street and talk to Buster.
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    Alas, Lipham's has closed a couple of months ago. The story about the Allmans was featured in the Sun story about the closing of the store and Mr. Lipham's retirement.
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    I always found it ironic that at testosterone fueled sporting events a bunch of (mostly male) fans passionately sing along with a flamboyantly gay lead singer.

    But it would be nice to have some local flare, or uniqueness like Call me Al.
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    Good points, all.

    I don't care that Freddie Mercury was gay. What I care about is that those are truly horrible songs. I'm not even sure "We Will Rock You" qualifies as a song. Stomp stomp clap! Stomp stomp clap! Ugh. It's more a fascist chant than a song.
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    But what's more fascist than sports?
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    I guess if you want to avoid hearing "We are the champions", you might want to avoid Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
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    How can one despite any form of music?

    Admittedly, when John Cage tells you to stand behind a jet airplane and listen, because this is music; or, when someone plays something that is both atonal and arhythmical, calling such things music is, from my perspective, quite a bit beyond the pale.

    And further, it is quite clear that the most favorite music across various peoples differ substantially depending on the cultural tendencies (for example, 22 tone or 5 tone rather than a 12 tone scale, like we are used to; or syncopated rather than steady rhythm, like the heart beat; or minor rather than major), however, music that reverberates with the heart chakra (when you learn how to tune your body as well as you can tune an instrument, you can clearly feel this, and it is perhaps the most consistent phenomenon I have found regarding music people like), but still, the music you despise, although is certainly doesn't qualify on the last characteristic (reverberate with the heart chakra), it is both tonal (12 tone scale), and rhythmical (follows a beat), so I assume it must be the lyrics that you despise.

    Since I pay almost no attention to lyrics, considering them generally to be relatively superfluous, I have difficulty understanding the "despisedness" of such music.

    I liked the $500 comment.
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    Weird request.

    Nevertheless, taken under advisement.

    Aannnnd.....

    denied.
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    Themistocles, I don't despise any form of music, if by "form" you mean a type. There are examples within each form, however, that are putrid, especially when they're being pushed as examples of professional quality. Just having a regular beat doesn't qualify something as good music.
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    We all know a guy who thinks he and only he is the arbiter of what is good music and what is "putrid," with a conviction so strong he regards it as fact rather than opinion.

    And we all find that guy to be super annoying.

    Don't be that guy.
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    Just because it has a regular beat qualifies it to be music. These plenty of "music" that I despise.

    Just yesterday, my 11 year old ask me what musician that I did not like. Didn't think for a second in answering "Bob Dylon". Could never stand his nasally "singing" or is reciting of lyrics? Love Buffett, but heard him do a Dylon song and it was putrid.
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    Generally, I'm not that guy. I listen to rock, jazz, classical, country, bluegrass, Celtic, reggae, and others. But when it comes to these two songs, I'll happily assume that mantle. They're THAT BAD and I really never want to hear them again.
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    Ah, Grant1, my old nemesis, at last we meet again...

    As you well know, I love Buffett and I also love Bob Dylan. But I'll be the first to tell you that Dylan can't sing a lick (although in his early days he could make the vocals really intriguing just by his phrasing). His great strength is songwriting, and he's quite possibly the best that ever lived at pure lyrical imagery. I happen to know that he's also performed Jimmy Buffett's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" in concert.

    All that said, there's no way I'd want to hear Bob Dylan songs played at sporting events either. But anything before "We Will Rock You." I'd rather hear a random recording of farts.
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    The guitar solo is boss!
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    I should add that to my signature....those who claim pure opinion as fact are "that guy!"
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    Would love to hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" at Gator games. I got to see the band's concert at Alligator Alley back in the day.
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    Yeah, but you have to wade through ninety feet of sewage to get to it.

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