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We have a metal thread, so why not one on the pop/rock continuum? In honor of Kurt Cobain's passing at age 27 being 27 years ago today, I'd like to start the thread today, April 5.

Examples of artists that could be discussed in this thread include Chuck Berry, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Janis Ian, the Eagles, Jim Croce, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, David Bowie, the Human League, Cyndi Lauper, Madness, Billy Joel, the Cure, Nirvana (although they also have their own thread), the Spin Doctors, Pearl Jam, Sophie B. Hawkins, the Sundays, the Wallflowers, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Smxsh Mouth, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Third Eye Blind, OMC, Blink-182, the Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Eat World, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, Pink, Nickelback, Coldplay, My Chemical Romance, Peter Bjorn & John, KT Tunstall, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Panic! at the Disco, the Killers, Ingrid Michaelson, Avicii, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, One Direction, Foster the People, OneRepublic, Gotye, Ellie Goulding, Carly Rae Jepsen, Muse, Imagine Dragons, Passenger, Adele, Adam Lambert, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Sia, Amy Shark, Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, Portugal. The Man, Twenty One Pilots, Dua Lipa, Echosmith, Meghan Trainor, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vance Joy, Flora Cash, Maroon 5, Aqua, the Cardigans, ABBA, Pharrell, and BTS.

I'm going to get this thread started by posting the music video to the song that inspired part of my signature:

Ingrid Michaelson -- Girls Chase Boys

Michaelson says:
"Girls Chase Boys" started out as a break-up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don't exclusively chase boys. We all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.
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Hey, if we're allowed to talk Carly Rae Jepsen, I will note she released a "Christmas" song last year, of which a stanza reads
Carly Rae Jepsen wrote:My boyfriend is a vegan so they fed him fish
My uncle made it worse by talking politics
I had a few opinions, might have started a fight
Well, it's not Christmas 'til somebody cries
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So, basically, 95% of what I'm listening to today is property of Queen Productions.
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qwed117 wrote: 09 Apr 2021 05:23 Hey, if we're allowed to talk Carly Rae Jepsen, I will note she released a "Christmas" song last year, of which a stanza reads
Carly Rae Jepsen wrote:My boyfriend is a vegan so they fed him fish
My uncle made it worse by talking politics
I had a few opinions, might have started a fight
Well, it's not Christmas 'til somebody cries
[xD]
Hey, I just clicked on that song! First time I heard it -- thanks!

The novelty songs like "I Want an Alien for Christmas", or Bob Rivers' Yuletide parodies, or "I Hate Fruitcake", or the "edgy" songs like Blink-182's "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" or "Merry D*cking Christmas" from South Park, are relatable in a way the maudlin snow-and-sleighing songs like "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" aren't. I grew up in a region of California where it doesn't snow. I still live in a snow-free California town. And to me, all those songs filled with clicjés about snow and sleigh rides just feel unpleasantly old-fashioned.

Speaking of Carly Rae Jepsen, I learned just the other day that her fans are called Jepsies.
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Egerius wrote: 13 Apr 2021 20:34 So, basically, 95% of what I'm listening to today is property of Queen Productions.
Ah, so you're into Freddie Mercury's band!

Pia (the wife of Stan Man, whom I've mentioned here before) likes Queen, and owns a Queen T-shirt. And of course, Homer Simpsons likes them too.

Mercury is the most popular Zoroastrian rock star ever! It's too bad his life was cut so short, or he might still have been putting stuff out today. We don't see too many Zoroastrian popular musicians in Western countries . . . not many compared to atheists (like Billy Joel) or Satanists (like Marilyn Manson).

Here's a task for me: research famous musicians who are deists.
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Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 04:40 Here's a task for me: research famous musicians who are deists.
They are among us! You will discover them...
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elemtilas wrote: 15 Apr 2021 04:51
Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 04:40 Here's a task for me: research famous musicians who are deists.
They are among us! You will discover them...
https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]

Note to self: make self famous.
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Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:19https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]

Note to self: make self famous.
Well, he isn't famous as a musician, but Benjamin Franklin is famous, and he was a deist and a musician. [:)]
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Dormouse559 wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:50
Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:19https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]

Note to self: make self famous.
Well, he isn't famous as a musician, but Benjamin Franklin is famous, and he was a deist and a musician. [:)]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_ ... _endeavors

Franklin was a musician? I never knew that!

(I could just see Salmoneus acquiring a glass harmonica of the Franklin design.)
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Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:19 https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]
You missed at least two!

Check out Nick Cave and Brett Gurewitz. Both seem to be on topic for this thread as well, as there are other musicians listed, like Ben Franklin.
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elemtilas wrote: 15 Apr 2021 07:09
Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:19 https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]
You missed at least two!

Check out Nick Cave and Brett Gurewitz. Both seem to be on topic for this thread as well, as there are other musicians listed, like Ben Franklin.
Right you are!

I've heard of Nick Cave and Bad Religion, but I don't believe I've ever heard either of their music. (BTW, the name Nick Cave reminds me of Nick Drake, with whose music this one girl on 4thkingdom.com is obsessed.)
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Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 07:54 Right you are!

I've heard of Nick Cave and Bad Religion, but I don't believe I've ever heard either of their music. (BTW, the name Nick Cave reminds me of Nick Drake, with whose music this one girl on 4thkingdom.com is obsessed.)
It reminded me of Nick Cage, until thát reminded me that I'd got the name wrong, it's actually John Cage, of 4'33'' fame. So not really close at all!
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