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Anatomy Of A Twitter Slam

Posted on | September 9, 2011 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

Oh, the horror of aging:


9 Responses to “Anatomy Of A Twitter Slam”

  1. Adjoran
    September 9th, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    Remember their biggest hit ridiculed the ’70s look, so what goes around . . . Setzer ended up playing with some big band orchestras, IIRC, going back even further.

    But poor Sarah – how our cultural education has declined, now it’s Cold Play and Lady GaGa and Black Eyed Peas . . . the things that pass for knowledge I don’t understand . . .

  2. Mortimer Snerd
    September 9th, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    I must be a victim of the horror of aging.  I have no idea what this post is trying to say.

  3. doc weasel
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    You know, I used to run a recording studio, and I’d comment “that sounds like (whoever)” and some younger asshole musician would say “oh man, that’s before my time, never heard of”- well, I’m not ancient by any means, but I’m aware of Chuck Berry, the Beatles, the names of all the members of Led Zep and their previous bands of note, hell, I am aware of Sinatra and Eddie Cantor and Rudy Vallee, Stephen Foster while you’re at it.

    It’s not a put-down of an older person to say “oh, that’s before my time,” that just shows the ignorance and intellectual vapidity of many younger people. She Googled him, but I bet she didn’t do any further research into Setzer to find out anything other than he used to be in Stray Cats, which she already forgotten by now.

    btw, I am also aware of Beethoven, Bach, Sebelius, Verdi. All before my time, dood. Still, somehow I know about them. And I learned about them before google was a verb.

    The only slam is the fact that she’s either an uneducated bimbo or an unintelligent one, or both. Stray Cats had their last hit before I was in grade school, yet I know who Brian Setzer is.

  4. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    Thank God my kid plays violin.  Playing a classical instrument has tuned her ears to what real musicianship is, in any genre.  We recently gave her a lot of leeway to listen to what she wants on the computer, and we’ve been pleasantly surprised at her choices.  She listens to everything from classical to Broadway tunes to Simon & Garfunkel to classic rock.   And among the new stuff, she’s chosen the real musicians over the mashup/sampling/remix crap created by kids who can play the computer but not an instrument.

    Another sign of impending old age:  My college students don’t know who Johnny Carson is, but they know “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” from “The Shining.”  I’m old.  Argh!

  5. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    I got it…


  6. Lomar1234
    September 10th, 2011 @ 5:14 am

    So what’s it mean when I knew where you were going to go as soon as I saw “stray cats” in jimmiebjr’s comment?

  7. Serr8d
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Meh, Brian Setzer. I just didn’t care for the genre, or for the Stray Cats.

    But you, you’re a know asshole and pRon blogger. So there’s that.

  8. doc weasel
    September 10th, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    Since you seem to be illiterate, I can’t understand what you’re trying to say, but if you were known at all, you’d be known for being really lame at photoshop, as well as being an douche. However, it doesn’t look like anyone actually reads your blog, so you aren’t known for anything other than the douche part, which you publicize by commenting on blogs people DO read.

  9. Serr8d
    September 11th, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Ahhhh, the collective that is known as DocWeasel is no more. Since your collective pRon-blogging venture wasn’t linked anymore (and y’all always did spam-links with abandon) I g00gled to see what cruel fate befell your  pRon empire.

    The first ten links tell quite the tale; with the very first link as a perfect example of your intraweb ‘conduct’:  hateful and inappropriate comments to a blogger with a bleg; those comments proving beyond any doubt at all that your are, and always were, and always will be, a consummate asshole.

    Nothing’s changed in that regard. Reading your attack on @SarahDownSouth just above justifies my responses to you here. I always call assholes as I see ’em, no matter who they are.

    Oh, the note at WordPress, in regards your lost blog, speaks volumes.

    Good riddance. You were always cancerous on the ‘web, foaming and rabid anywhere you left a comment, and your welcome was never extended for any period of time by any blogger who runs a decent shop.