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Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« on: January 01, 2007, 07:18:49 PM »
Yes, THAT Steven Seagal.  Apparently he's given acting a pass for now and moved on to his real talent-
playing the blues!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Shl1YjBMI-k" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Shl1YjBMI-k</a>

And he's even playing at CasinoRama later this month:

http://toronto.com/music/event/505577

I can't wait....oh wait, yes I can.   ;)
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 09:16:23 PM »
He's also branched out into the energy drink business. I swear this is real - I've seen it at Walmart and was sorely tempted to try it:

« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 09:23:26 AM by Sharktopus »


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 05:52:11 AM »
Wow.......this is a sad, sad day for the blues.  And no, I'm not being redundant.  This is more depressing than the lives of Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton,* and Howlin' Wolf combined.

Let's hope to God he doesn't think of bringing his "talent" to the big screen.

I mean, jeez............just looking at him holding a guitar makes me long for the sweet embrace of death.

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* The death of his son was just ONE of the troubles he's had to deal with; I strongly recommend that you read into his life - it's fascinating.
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 09:24:53 AM »
For the sake of my soul I refuse to actually click on that video, but you really shouldn't play blues on a flying-V guitar.


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 10:30:58 AM »
I hope this means that the Blues is buried for good. It really was quite over-mined and throroughly explored by the end of the 50's, yet it just keeps being played and played and played with nearly no one adding anything of worth to it (certainly not Clapton - not post-Cream, anyway).

Basically, it's been a reanimated zombie for half a century, and Seagal just whacked its head off with a shovel. I just hope it doesn't get back u...LOOK BEHIND YOU!
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 10:35:49 AM »
Are you including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and countless others who've been heavily influenced by Blues since the '60s as not adding anything of worth? I think it's a little presumptious to label an entire genre of music dead when it's still being performed and enjoyed. Ragtime is dead - Blues is alive and well.


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007, 11:01:57 AM »
Are you including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and countless others who've been heavily influenced by Blues since the '60s as not adding anything of worth? I think it's a little presumptious to label an entire genre of music dead when it's still being performed and enjoyed. Ragtime is dead - Blues is alive and well.

Stones, yes, at least post-Moon or so - they are probably the single most overrated act in the world, having done nothing but recycle an already tired concept of simplicity, endless repetition and lowest commond denominator pandering for decades on end. They weren't really all that great to begin with, and they certainly haven't gotten any better as the years have gone on. It's really bubble gum music pretending to have weight it is sorely lacking.

But not Zep, because they definitely added a LOT to it, using the Blues irreverently and really expanding on it in several areas. It's the reverence of most of its modern practitioners that makes the Bues at best a reanimated corpse.

Blues has had its time - and because of its harmonic, tonal and structural influences on Rock n Roll has set a template that is considered immutable, thoguh there's absolutely no reason that that should be the case. It's almost impossible to do something in a twelve-bar that hasn't been done to death already and probably a whole lot better by those who were actual pioneers. The followers that have managed to breathe life into it have doen so by using it as a springboard to creating other music, other genres, not by aping what has gone before.

I'll listen to Robert Johnson or Howlin' Wolf any day of the week, but spare med the Crays, Claptons and Vaughns of the world. And the Seagals.
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007, 11:15:43 AM »
I like how most of the light on the stage is directed at Mr. Squinty himself. I'm gonna have to show that video to Mike.


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 05:06:38 PM »
I like how most of the light on the stage is directed at Mr. Squinty himself. I'm gonna have to show that video to Mike.

Cool!

Even more surreal:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ctjv-SHYMK0
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 05:55:10 PM »
I like how most of the light on the stage is directed at Mr. Squinty himself. I'm gonna have to show that video to Mike.

Cool!

Even more surreal:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ctjv-SHYMK0

I don't know what's more entertaining, this video, or hearing him speak English phonetically.   :)


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 11:31:32 PM »
I like how most of the light on the stage is directed at Mr. Squinty himself. I'm gonna have to show that video to Mike.

Cool!

Even more surreal:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ctjv-SHYMK0

I don't know what's more entertaining, this video, or hearing him speak English phonetically.   :)

Speaking of phonetic English, here's a clip from the '80's Chinese rock 'n' roll giants, The Dragons!  It's an edgier, updated version of the Rolling Stones' classic "Get Off of My Cloud," but this version would more appropriately be titled...

Hey, Jew!  Get my car!

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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 11:30:51 AM »
I might as well throw in one more singing action star:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tVAVCW2t_TE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tVAVCW2t_TE</a>
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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007, 08:23:19 PM »
I might as well throw in one more singing action star:

I love this moment.  I'm actually quite fond of the film as well, with great OTT performances from Richard E Grant and Sandra Bernhard.  It has my biggest teenage crush in it, too.  Andie McDowell.  *sigh*   :-[
 


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2007, 09:30:04 AM »
It has my biggest teenage crush in it, too.  Andie McDowell.  *sigh*   :-[

Andie McDowell? Weirdo. ;D


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Re: Steven Seagal & Thunderbox
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2007, 07:39:55 PM »
I might as well throw in one more singing action star:

I love this moment.  I'm actually quite fond of the film as well, with great OTT performances from Richard E Grant and Sandra Bernhard.  It has my biggest teenage crush in it, too.  Andie McDowell.  *sigh*   :-[
 

Really? Good taste! I've always liked Andie McDowell.
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