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PostSubject: Hi folks   Fri May 25, 2012 11:56 pm

Since I was compelled to make my first post today after lurking on and off for several years, I was asked to "introduce myself" and since I'm trying to avoid my first grad school assignment of the summer semester, this seemed like as good a time as any!

I'm 27 and live in the DC suburbs, and I've been a Gaslight fan since my friend introduced them to me shortly after the '59 Sound came out. I fell in love very quickly. For whatever reason, I haven't found a lot of modern bands that speak to me, and most of my music purchases and interest is either classic rock oriented, or stuff I grew up on in the 1990s. I've really enjoyed watching Gaslight grow as a band in the last 3 and a half years and am very excited for the future. I've been to two full band Gaslight shows and Brian's solo show in 2010, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again this summer.

I don't know that I'll post much, but I appreciate you all welcoming me. I'm always on the look out for new bands and for information on my favorites, so I'm sure I'll have a great time when I do. Who knows, maybe I'll end up making some concert buddies in the DC area through this community.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sat May 26, 2012 12:17 am

welcome duder.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sat May 26, 2012 2:00 am

Hi Josh!

I'm Shelby. Welcome! What are some of those "other bands" that you like?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sat May 26, 2012 9:13 pm

Hey Josh! I'm Vix. Welcome Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sat May 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Hey Josh, I'm Shannon. I think I might have been the one who asked you to introduce yourself. Smile If you're looking for a way to procrastinate and avoid doing schoolwork, you have come to the right place. Razz Welcome aboard!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sun May 27, 2012 10:08 am

Hey, I'm Gordon.

...and no, I don't know how I've got so many posts so quickly either....

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sun May 27, 2012 3:26 pm

wave welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sun May 27, 2012 3:44 pm

steph wrote:
wave welcome!

sincerely,
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Ahhh c'mon now Robert, no use in playing that game.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Sun May 27, 2012 3:44 pm

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steph wrote:
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Ahhh c'mon now Robert, no use in playing that game.

Razz damn you! Frying Pan
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Mon May 28, 2012 2:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Mon May 28, 2012 11:33 pm

StitchesOnTheRadio wrote:
Hi Josh!

I'm Shelby. Welcome! What are some of those "other bands" that you like?

Hi Shelby! As I said, I really have a hard time finding new (or even new-ish) bands I like since I just don't have the time that I used to in order to find music, so my musical tastes skew older and varied - I love the Beatles, the Clash, the Stones, Tom Petty, Rancid, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Talking Heads, Prince, Blur, CCR, Nas, a Tribe Called Quest, among many others.


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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Mon May 28, 2012 11:36 pm

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Hey Josh, I'm Shannon. I think I might have been the one who asked you to introduce yourself. Smile If you're looking for a way to procrastinate and avoid doing schoolwork, you have come to the right place. Razz Welcome aboard!

Ahoy hoy, Shannon. Yes, it was you who inspired me to say hello. I couldn't say no to a fellow Virginian (well, I was for 5 years, anyway)!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Tue May 29, 2012 1:12 am

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StitchesOnTheRadio wrote:
Hi Josh!

I'm Shelby. Welcome! What are some of those "other bands" that you like?

Hi Shelby! As I said, I really have a hard time finding new (or even new-ish) bands I like since I just don't have the time that I used to in order to find music, so my musical tastes skew older and varied - I love the Beatles, the Clash, the Stones, Tom Petty, Rancid, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Talking Heads, Prince, Blur, CCR, Nas, a Tribe Called Quest, among many others.

Sounds like you got good taste! You'll find threads on this site that are about a number of great newer artists worth looking into (ie. lucero, the loved ones/dave hause, the national, etc.)

Also, I'm quickly becoming a fan of The Clash but I only own the London Calling album. Which of their albums would you recommend I listen to next?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Tue May 29, 2012 1:39 am

hey i'm mike... welcome to the DSS, the Gaslight forum that also provides mixtapes, a place to share your own music, a place for any drunken ramblings, and 24/7 relationship support.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Tue May 29, 2012 6:26 am

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Hey Josh, I'm Shannon. I think I might have been the one who asked you to introduce yourself. Smile If you're looking for a way to procrastinate and avoid doing schoolwork, you have come to the right place. Razz Welcome aboard!

Ahoy hoy, Shannon. Yes, it was you who inspired me to say hello. I couldn't say no to a fellow Virginian (well, I was for 5 years, anyway)!

What part of Virginia did you live in? I have lived in the Virginia Beach area since '96, but I'm originally from CA.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Tue May 29, 2012 11:58 pm

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Sounds like you got good taste! You'll find threads on this site that are about a number of great newer artists worth looking into (ie. lucero, the loved ones/dave hause, the national, etc.)

Also, I'm quickly becoming a fan of The Clash but I only own the London Calling album. Which of their albums would you recommend I listen to next?

I'm finding my issue being that artists I grew up liking through the radio or my parents have such extensive back catalogs that I want to spend my money and time diving into them, because I know I'll like them and it will be worth it. That unfortunately takes away time from newer bands, but I'll get there, I promise!

I think that in terms of the "next" actual album, the self-titled debut (UK is awesome, US is different but still has some great songs) is the way to go. I'll readily admit that the first Clash albums that I owned was the "Essential Clash" greatest hits - it contains a ton of their great stuff and gives you a hint as to some of the weirder directions they went on later albums, and provides a gateway to their whole career (I now own LC and the self-titled as well).
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 12:00 am

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What part of Virginia did you live in? I have lived in the Virginia Beach area since '96, but I'm originally from CA.

I spent five years around Northern Virginia before my job moved to Maryland, and I followed it this spring (I'm a Maryland native). I've spent some time in the Tidewater area for work though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 12:19 am

jdc wrote:
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Sounds like you got good taste! You'll find threads on this site that are about a number of great newer artists worth looking into (ie. lucero, the loved ones/dave hause, the national, etc.)

Also, I'm quickly becoming a fan of The Clash but I only own the London Calling album. Which of their albums would you recommend I listen to next?

I'm finding my issue being that artists I grew up liking through the radio or my parents have such extensive back catalogs that I want to spend my money and time diving into them, because I know I'll like them and it will be worth it. That unfortunately takes away time from newer bands, but I'll get there, I promise!

I think that in terms of the "next" actual album, the self-titled debut (UK is awesome, US is different but still has some great songs) is the way to go. I'll readily admit that the first Clash albums that I owned was the "Essential Clash" greatest hits - it contains a ton of their great stuff and gives you a hint as to some of the weirder directions they went on later albums, and provides a gateway to their whole career (I now own LC and the self-titled as well).

Nice! thanks. I knew the Uk and American versions were different but it sounds like they were way different. Hmm, which to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 12:25 am

Personally I think the US version of The Clash is much better than the UK. They have a few different songs but mostly I find that the songs they took away are good but not nearly as essential as the songs they added to the US version. All are worth hearing though, so I'd say just buy one and then download the different songs from iTunes or something and then you can make playlists of both.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 8:39 am

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IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:

What part of Virginia did you live in? I have lived in the Virginia Beach area since '96, but I'm originally from CA.

I spent five years around Northern Virginia before my job moved to Maryland, and I followed it this spring (I'm a Maryland native). I've spent some time in the Tidewater area for work though.

That's funny! For some reason I always find it strange when someone from a different part of the country/world has been here. Tidewater just seems so small to me, even though it's really not. I think Northern VA has a lot more to offer, plus you get more concerts! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 8:41 am

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Personally I think the US version of The Clash is much better than the UK. They have a few different songs but mostly I find that the songs they took away are good but not nearly as essential as the songs they added to the US version. All are worth hearing though, so I'd say just buy one and then download the different songs from iTunes or something and then you can make playlists of both.

the US version takes away some album tracks and adds a lot of really good singles, but I think it takes away a bit of the impact of just a straight up cohesive punk album that the UK debut was. You are correct that the US songs are, by en large, more essential to the band's story and sound.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi folks   Wed May 30, 2012 8:48 am

IrishNameAndAnInjury wrote:

That's funny! For some reason I always find it strange when someone from a different part of the country/world has been here. Tidewater just seems so small to me, even though it's really not. I think Northern VA has a lot more to offer, plus you get more concerts! Razz

Where are you from in CA that the Tidewater area seems small? The Tidewater area is a reasonably sized metro area, it's just spread out and has those goshdarn bridge tunnels. Don't know much about its concert scene though. I do remember going to a pretty cool bar in Norfolk and hearing random Gaslight on the sat radio.

DC area gets some good concerts, for sure, I just need people to go with me (my friends are all le suque about music).
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