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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:29 am 
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speaking of found persons...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1VLeSUP2ls




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:11 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
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I recently found a clean used LP of Spring Session M for like $3. I was pleasantly surprised by it. The drums sound real as do the other instruments, and they're well crafted pop songs. I don't want to hear what followed the first album knowing the drum sound turned to total cheese and were programmed. I never paid any attention to MP back in the day, might have seen a video or two on MTV in the early '80s. Obviously didn't know the Zappa connection.

This reinforces my belief that without the "Zappa connection" nobody here would care about Missing Persons.

I liked the Missing Persons ep a lot and Spring Session M quite a bit. I liked a lot of New Wave bands (The Cars, The Divinyls, The Vapors, Blondie, The Motels, Gary Myrick and the Figures, Bram Tchaikovsky, Devo, Boomtown Rats, Split Enz, etc.). The musicianship was exploited to great effect on those first two records and Mental Hopscotch rocked! They got lazy with technology the last two albums but they weren't terrible. Of course I liked and continue to like the Zappa connection. I like Missing Persons a lot more than Little Feat as far as Zappa connections go.


The Cars had a songwriter.

Boomtown Rats is the worst shit in the history of recorded music.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Boomtown Rats is the worst shit in the history of recorded music.

i just checked the data and actually...
it's a 3 way tie between scritti politti, bang tango, and the oak ridge boys.

sorry, please play again!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:54 pm 
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lapsed maps wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
Boomtown Rats is the worst shit in the history of recorded music.

i just checked the data and actually...
it's a 3 way tie between scritti politti, bang tango, and the oak ridge boys.

sorry, please play again!

Just out of curiosity...where does your version of the data place the boomtown rats?

I think something strange is going on here.

...where does yer data place We Are The World?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 am 
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For all those missing persons, I quote the great Buckaroo Banzai: "No Matter Where You Go..... There You are!!!!"


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:37 am 
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The Spotlight: Missing Persons
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Missing Persons are creepy and I love it.

Now, they’re not creepy in any traditional sense, but in a Lynchian way. What I mean is that David Lynch’s films are filled with archaic music—often from the ’50s and usually used to acompany horrifying action—which creates an uneasy, dissociative effect. Despite the fundamental cheeriness of most ’50s songs, they’ve been forever recontextualized as horror soundtracks in my mind.

These days, we are far enough away from the ’80s as Lynch was from the ’50s when he started this practice. So I think we’re at an appropriate point in time where we contextualize the cheery pop of new-wave music and call it was it is: uptempo dread.

There are few other bands that showcase the stereotypical trademarks of new-wave quite like Missing Persons. There’s the hollow lyrics, the eerie synths, the driving bass—all filtered through vapid, bubble gum production. Yes, there’s nothing immediately creepy about hits like “Walking in L.A.” or “Words,” but for me, they’re definitely the kind of songs that American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman had on when he was killing people (when he wasn’t listening to Huey Lewis, of course). And I have to believe that some of that uneasiness is intentional, since all the founding members were musically involved with king weirdo Frank Zappa before forming Missing Persons.

Missing Persons plays Dec. 22 at Viejas Casino

http://sdcitybeat.com/music/spotlight/t ... g-persons/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
The Spotlight: Missing Persons
by Ryan Bradford

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Missing Persons

Missing Persons are creepy and I love it.

Now, they’re not creepy in any traditional sense, but in a Lynchian way. What I mean is that David Lynch’s films are filled with archaic music—often from the ’50s and usually used to acompany horrifying action—which creates an uneasy, dissociative effect. Despite the fundamental cheeriness of most ’50s songs, they’ve been forever recontextualized as horror soundtracks in my mind.

These days, we are far enough away from the ’80s as Lynch was from the ’50s when he started this practice. So I think we’re at an appropriate point in time where we contextualize the cheery pop of new-wave music and call it was it is: uptempo dread.

There are few other bands that showcase the stereotypical trademarks of new-wave quite like Missing Persons. There’s the hollow lyrics, the eerie synths, the driving bass—all filtered through vapid, bubble gum production. Yes, there’s nothing immediately creepy about hits like “Walking in L.A.” or “Words,” but for me, they’re definitely the kind of songs that American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman had on when he was killing people (when he wasn’t listening to Huey Lewis, of course). And I have to believe that some of that uneasiness is intentional, since all the founding members were musically involved with king weirdo Frank Zappa before forming Missing Persons.

Missing Persons plays Dec. 22 at Viejas Casino

http://sdcitybeat.com/music/spotlight/t ... g-persons/


Anybody who can marginalize Frank as a weirdo has opinions that nobody should take seriously.


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"KING" weirdo, no less.

I often wonder where these bands think they are going after they've signed a deal with a major record label.


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Missing hikers survive on berries, ants for nearly a week in wilderness

by: KIRO /CNN
Posted: Aug 29, 2019 / 04:55 AM PDT

SULPHUR CREEK, Wash. (KIRO/CNN) – A happy ending for two hikers in Washington state.

They survived nearly a week in the wilderness.

At one point, the men ran out of supplies and were forced to eat some of natures finest foods – like berries and ants.

64-year-old Buster Cabe said he had to leave his campsite, and his friend, 59-year-old David James, behind four days ago – to get some help.

He said the two set out for a week-long hike on the rugged Downy Creek trail, but trying to take a shortcut took them far off the trail for days.

Buster says they ran out of food and James lost gear in a fire and he couldn’t hike out.

“He burned his shoe up in the fire and burned his sleeping bag up, and now he’s got a sock wrapped around his foot and he’s got a bad knee so he’s got another one of my socks around his knee cuz he lost his knee brace,” said Buster.

For four days and nights, while search and rescue choppers looked for the pair, Buster survived on land.

“I ate blueberries, they got more energy than the red ones. Blue huckleberries, I ate them, and I ate–some ants,” he said.

Buster learned mountain survival skills from his uncles and ants provided protein to keep going.

“They ain’t bad though, taste like sweet tarts,” Buster said. “Except they’ll bite you in the tongue. Eat them fast!”

He said he slept in moss beds that he built, and forced himself to stay hydrated.

“Every time I saw a creek I just swell my belly up with that water, and I’d lay there half hour or so let it get in my system and go again, I didn’t get that hungry,” said Buster.

Buster’s wife Tracy says when search and rescue choppers finally found David then later Buster, she knew he’d be okay.

“He powers through everything, I mean if it’s tough, then he just keeps going harder,” she said.

But Buster said he tried everything to get the attention of the choppers.

“I was laying in a rockslide earlier today going come on–see me!” he said.

Numerous groups helped with the hunt, including the Snohomish County volunteer search and rescue, Everett Mountain Rescue, and King County SAR.

https://www.kron4.com/news/national/missing-hikers-survive-on-berries-ants-for-nearly-a-week-in-wilderness/


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