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    dots Submission Name: "eMpTy V"dots

    Author: LameMansTerms
    ASL Info:    36/M/Hermosa Beach, Ca
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    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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       here is a piece I like alot, its basically me remembering Life before Rap and boybands and all that other bubble gum b.s-Some of you might not appreciate this as much as say someone over the age of 25. But I hope you all like my lil tribute to the bands of yesterday

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    dots"eMpTy V"dots

    Where did Rock-n--Roll fall off track?
    All our 8 tracks and vinyl aint coming back.
    And itís so sad to see,
    Ozzy himself has fallen victom
    to reality tv.
    Music will never be the same again,
    Because eMpTyV had to happen.

    Whereís the music?
    I never thought weíd lose it.
    Iíll never be a true fan again,
    like I was for The Trooper
    by Iron Maiden.
    Radio stations are dictators,
    destroying our freedom of choice.
    When was the last time you heard them play
    Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd?

    Tell me, where were you
    the first time you listened to
    Pinball Wizard from the Who?
    Or when The Wind Cried Mary?
    Did you think Jimmy was talking to you?
    I remember it well,
    like every single song
    on AC/DCís Highway to Hell.
    Or Led Zeppelinís Stairway to Heavan,
    how many times did
    you play that over and over again?

    Or how about when
    you and all your friends
    would go to a show.
    Spending every cent
    to sit in the front row.
    Youíd buy the bands tee
    with the ĺ sleeves.
    Now tattered and hangin by a fraid,
    itís still your favorite shirt,
    and you wear it every other day.

    It didnít matter how the road was paved.
    Jimmy Hendrix himself couldnít have saved.
    But we wont forget
    how the music made us feel.
    Judas Priest and British Steel!
    And how your Mom called it noise,
    So youíd crank-it up louder,
    just to make sure she
    could hear it better.

    I'm not taking anything away from the Rock of today.
    Slayer and Metallica are damn good in their own way.

    Randy Rhodes played guitar
    better than you can breathe!
    Name a band today that compares
    To Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden or AC/DC
    Nobody can play like Hendrix!
    Or be a madman like Ozzy Osbourne!
    Or hit that high note like Bruce Dickenson!
    And no one can write like Jim Morrison!
    There are many today that are quite similar,
    but there is only one true original!

    These are all facts,
    and chances are
    Rock-N-Roll wont be coming back.
    So wear those metal tees with pride!
    Donít take any crap from rap!
    And keep Rock-N-Roll alive!
    [even if only in you're heart]

    L A M E M A N S T E R M S

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      Ah, I agree. Music has been ruined in more ways then one.. Damn kids these days refuse to do the research to find out their favourite bands are just rip offs. Now im not saying music today sucks.. There are plenty of good bands.. Rock N roll for that matter..
    Me, I find my roots in alot of early pop and motown.. But i get down to, Iggy pop, Mc5, Generation X, to name a few.. I love early black sabbath and AC/DC and such.
    Pennywise fukin rocks, BTW. Tell them I still spread their words next time you see them.
    Have you ever heard The Hives? They are probably my favourite band ATM. They are really good punk rock, in my opinion.
    Ah, all in all, a good write and a good read.
    Ratio M. Ducet III
    | Posted on 2005-07-21 00:00:00 | by Ratiomeducet | [ Reply to This ]
      I love this, and I feel like
    such a FAKE , cos Im under 25, but I am very enlightened in the ways of rock n roll. ahem.

    I loved all the references you have in this song cos these musicians kick ass, except you forgot to mention that PAGE IS GOD lol, but is all good, and believe it or not the intro,

    'All our 8 tracks and vinyl aint coming back'
    makes me nostalgiac about something I dont even remember!


    Indeed, indeed. I wonder if you like old school indie/emo.

    anyhow this is a wonderful kick ass poem, definitely one of ure best,
    and Im off now to see the Foo Fighters on ROVE LIVE.

    (which is like Australia's answer to Letterman, but we kick his ass like ten times over. oh and we also rock harder than you americans. hahha its war!)

    | Posted on 2005-05-31 00:00:00 | by pennyroyal tea | [ Reply to This ]
      When I was 6 i knew the lyrics to Money by heart. my parents used me as a party gag...'oh look my daughter sings Pink floyd...how funny..haha'
    my point is that when we were kids music was real and to the point that a child could enjoy it and there wasn't this age segregated thing in music....now there is music for kids, (britney spears, etc) music for teenagers (blink 182, all rap, etc), music for us....mature people. (queens of the stone age, jet, etc.) Marketing is a much bigger entity in the music industry nowadays, i think this is part of the reason for the change in music. i think it started really happening in the 80's with madonna & micheal jackson. but actually has been going on for...ever.
    One thing I know for sure...I still have my vinyl and i will always have it, f*ck what anyone thinks...sure i'm stuck in the days of my youth and even more so in the days in which i would've been a baby. (the late 70's early 80's)
    I think your poem is very cool. as you knew i would. F*ck, do you know me that well already ?!
    I have to say when i was a kid i loved MTV, but then again, i'm just old enough to remember when it was cool. my husband, who is excatley your age (and a old school punk, guitar player) insists that MTV was never cool. Of course whats cool to a 10 yr old Vs a 19 yr old is very different. I mean i saw Nirvana and Janes Addiction for the first time on MTV, he first heard Nirvana on some kind of demo of Bleach in like 88. and Janes in a dirty, dingy club in Hollywood, and they had lesbo acts on stage with them...hhmmm. would've like to have been there but this was again..like 86. I was 7. i know, i know, this makes you cringe, him too.
    okay, anyway..i'm a little smoked out so..excuse me.
    you do go back and forth with the rhyming but so what...as long as it maintains a flow...who cares ?? and it does.
    I like the different bands you bring up, the charactaristics about them you bring up. i think you could mention more specifics about each band, like angus's leads, zeppelin's amazing songwriting,
    every album you could listen to it,
    all the way through.
    you did this on the doors and ozzy, maiden, if you covered all the bands you mention that way this would be a bit more full.
    I don't really have any critique other than that. but i'm a huge music nerd so i'm a little more picky than the average bear.
    I like the part about the favorite tee.
    and I like how you omitted the obvious bands like the beatles or stones, this was more geared to later 70's or just the begining of hard rock/heavy metal.
    but then you mention the doors and floyd and show your diversity.
    I enjoyed it a lot and am glad you brought my attention to it...so the other poem is retired ?? like for good or are you just being a big tease ?
    this kinda reminded me of an essay i've been writing called
    'Has your integrity been in hiding ?'

    CC :P
    | Posted on 2005-04-29 00:00:00 | by C. Starr | [ Reply to This ]
      well, im a personal favorite of rhyme and if you use it u should stick with it and not drop in an out of it. i like the personal inquire aspects of where were you etc. makes it talk to the reader. liked the image lines like better than you can breath. now that classic rock has become elevator and grocery store music, it makes u ownder what the nursing homes will be like in a few years. all us oldies sittin there in the wheel chairs takin our meds and groovin to thick as a brick. keep on.
    | Posted on 2005-03-23 00:00:00 | by Crutch | [ Reply to This ]
      ah yes... the corporate world of music... going overboard in my view killing creativity and the true entertainment it is to watch and listen to talent... MTV is just an advertising tool for the "music industry"... the idea was good but it soon became warped like anything corporate worlds get their hands on... more axed on selling an image than actually selling talent to their customers... it kind of gets to me in a way because I simply don't understand why people buy into it at all... I much prefer concentrating on the music... anyway hehe... got me to ramble ;) I remember all the bands you mention here... they are still big names today though... I don't think they could ever be forgotten... great tribute :) I thorougly enjoyed :) nice to see there are others out there who feel the same way :)

    thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my post... I'm pleased to know you liked it and I appreciate your compliments :)

    take care *hug* xx
    | Posted on 2005-03-12 00:00:00 | by Fiine Moods | [ Reply to This ]
      And another thing. You wanted to know something in your reply to my comment: "ANYWAY WHY have you had the chance to meet these guys before I'd love to know" The answer is yes. I have met a few of my idols. Neat stuff. I met Dimebag in Texas at a Korn show. Disturbed opened and Dimebag and Vinnie Paul came out and played some badass songs. Metallica's "One" I believe it was, and Pantera's "Walk", it was amazing. Well after the show we waited by the busses for them to come out and see the fans, they did. Most of them. Jonathan Davis was a cockmaster [censored]head, just playing with his toy behind the fence. Just ask anyone who was there, you really wanted to hurt him at one point. It was below freezing out there and he was just disrespectful to his fans. Not a good thing to do. He lost a few that night. Me included. Though I really can't stay away from the first albums. "Helmet in the bush", "Blind", [censored] all of it. Though it has been over played it still remains as some of the best metal recorded, in my opinion.
    But back to the concert, Halloween night, the Freakers Ball. Which if you're a fan of Dr. Hook, this already has some great significance for you. I am. So here we are waiting, and Disturbed came out, (big deal) I didn't really care, until Dimebag and Vinnie came out. My friends and I chatted with him a few minutes and got a picture, then he got in his brown SUV and drove off to some badass afterparty with his dickhead bodyguard, to which we were not invited. I met Tom Areya in St. Louis Static-x, Slayer, Pantera "Reinventing the steel" tour. It was amazing. Got to meet Wayne static for the second time, Vinnie Paul, Rex, and Tom for the first time. No pictures just good times, and fading memories. lol. Also met Marylin Manson and his rotating band a few times. Zim Zum, Pogo, Twiggy, Gingerfish, a whole slew of them. I met the lead singer of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Met Peter Steele of Type o Negative, Martyn Atkins of Pigface, formerly of Skinny Puppy. Lead singers of Stabbing Westward, and Gravity Kills, Jared from Chemlab, also of Pigface. A few members of KMFDM, I think that's it. Hopefully more to be added to this list in the future though. A lot of family stuff going on now though. Life ya know. If I think of any more I will add them to this list. It's not really as hard as you may think to meet these people, most of them are happy to meet their fans. I just make a habit out of waiting by the busses at shows I'm particularly fond of. Ministry wouldn't come out, Phil Anselmo wouldn't come out. Manson didn't come out a few times. Thats just how it is. Tool didn't come out, A perfect circle didn't come out. Sometimes it really sucks, you spend four or five hours out in the weather for no reason, and sometimes you spend an hour or two and it pays off big. Just like life ya know. Anyway, not to brag, and just so you know I am not a pathalogical liar, this is all true to the best of my memory, though I may have to dig up some ticket stubbs to get the facts on some. So have a good day friend. Keepin it real. -sin
    | Posted on 2005-03-11 00:00:00 | by sinmore | [ Reply to This ]
      Well I see you edited the piece. Good work, (I would be embarrassed about {them} too, you know what I'm talking about. lol. We'll just leave that out this time. I like to keep things cockrock/hairmetal free if possible. lol. Although Pantera was originally in this category. Though great changes were made in their evolution as a band through the years. Like Ministry, they broke free from the chains that bind and carved their sound out of metal. I know Ministry was not a cockrock band but still metal is quite a change from dance. God love Pantera and Ministry. Anyway I just wanted to update my comment since it no longer makes complete sense. Good job on the editing the piece has really shaped up. Keep it real. -sin
    | Posted on 2005-03-11 00:00:00 | by sinmore | [ Reply to This ]
    hows the sunny side?
    nice write, brings back memories and flashes moods of yesterday, oh wait i still hang with college students once and a while who have these c.d. s as their basic music.
    i am truly one of the lucky ones.

    editing this piece for grammar and layout would be rewarding cause i could see it published and a popular read,
    in your collected works of poetry!!!!!!!
    see ya
    paulie d
    | Posted on 2005-03-11 00:00:00 | by paulie d | [ Reply to This ]
      You really got yourself into something here with me. I like your piece. Lets break it down. Okay well good song. Thats what is was meant as right? Maybe not but I'm sure it won't be taken as an insult. Very clever with the mtv play, it really has sucked the lifegiving soul out of popular music. I have to agree with you, though I am not over 25. I am, however, 24 -though still too young to supposedly be into great music, and/or classic rock. Which I am. I agree with most of your points here. Motley Crue is not one of these points, but to each their own. Everything else is right on. I like this piece, it really helped me to get to know you a lot better. Not that I tried before, but now the difference is I will remember you. Nothing personal just loss of brain cells, I'm sure you know lol.

    Another thing: I will name some bands that compare to Black Sabbath and ACDC, and this is coming from a fellow fan so take it how you will.

    Slayer. They rock and are still rocking today, Tom, the lead singer is one of the nicest people ever to rock, Comparable in some ways.

    You're right no one can play like hendrix, but there were those who could. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Enough said.
    Dimebag Darrell (recenly deceased), also one of the nicest people to ever rock, not that I have met all of them but I have met a few, these two for example. Nobody has onstage presence like ozzy did. Not even Ozzy himself. You may want to check out Pigface, though, one of the best live shows you will ever see. Martyn Atkins has amazing stage presence. Chemlab is another one with a great live show. Met both of them, great people and great entertainers. Not to brag, but how could I not? I have so little to brag about. (Surely you've read my writing lol.) Audioslave is another one to compare to Sabbath. Been around so long, entertained so many. Though not me, this is one I have yet to see.
    Write like Jim Morrison. Oh yes, my friend, there are. Those who were influenced directly by him. Ever heard of Acidbath? Oh yeah. Not together anymore, but they made some of the best metal ever recorded. And Dax Riggs, the lead singer has had at least two bands since then each equally and uniquely amazing. And the writing. Oh the writing. Directly inspired by the greats. If you read Acidbath lyrics you will find great classic rock and blues legends' inspirations all throughout. Dax is a true psychadelic writer. Like his idol Jim Morrison, he is another irreplaceable icon in metal music and in the poetry world. Led Zeppelin never died, and in fact are touring as individuals to this day, though not as the original Zeppelin. What about Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and so many others besides motley crue to write about. Such great music in the world, Check out american idol. Bo Bice is amazing. Hang in there buddy, rock is coming back, I am here to tell you. I won't let it die. -sin
    | Posted on 2005-03-10 00:00:00 | by sinmore | [ Reply to This ]
      Awesome! Like you said this is the type of poetry I like. Partially because I hate the "style" of music that is in right now. You know the stuff they play on "k-rap". Anyways I loved the play on words that used about mtv. Isn't supposed to be about music, not about how big a house some basketball player has. Like you said in your description, I can't fully appreciate this piece since im fifteen, but I am aware of all the people you talked about. Overall I say this makes a second fav. from you.
    | Posted on 2005-03-10 00:00:00 | by Lostlover | [ Reply to This ]

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