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Big Bad John
June 18, 2008 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Big Bad John.
posted by nooneyouknow (9 comments total)

 
Also the most awesome bar in Victoria.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 6:21 PM on June 18, 2008


MC?
posted by AwkwardPause at 6:49 PM on June 18, 2008


Cornyn's about as big and bad as a weasel (not to denigrate those noble creatures in any way).
Slimy, freedom hating bastard.
posted by Seamus at 7:11 PM on June 18, 2008


See also The Ballad of Irving.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 7:31 PM on June 18, 2008


Seconding the fun of Big Bad John's in Victoria BC. It's embedded in a chic hotel next to a lounge and above a dance club, but it still manages to feel genuine.
posted by anthill at 7:52 PM on June 18, 2008


No offense intended, but that Jimmy Dean thing was awful in 1961, and still is. Someone talking (or reading "poetic" content of some sort) over a limited rhythmic vamp, is not technically, or historically, a "song". Never was, never will be. (see "Rap") It may or may not be interesting or valuable as a story, a rhyming scheme, or in a sociological or political context or whatever, but it's hardly a song, in the true sense, except as a semantic term of reference. Not that this is anything new.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 8:00 PM on June 18, 2008


Who said it was supposed to be 'a song'? Whatever that is (in the true sense.) My 'apple+f' says that seekerofsplendor was the first person to mention the word 'song' on this here page.

Puuuuuuhwn. Big bad pwn. Yeah...ok. Probably not. (No offense intended.)
posted by nosila at 8:29 PM on June 18, 2008


You are no Sam Elliott narrator man.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:45 PM on June 18, 2008



No offense intended, but that Jimmy Dean thing was awful in 1961, and still is. Someone talking (or reading "poetic" content of some sort) over a limited rhythmic vamp, is not technically, or historically, a "song". Never was, never will be. (see "Rap") It may or may not be interesting or valuable as a story, a rhyming scheme, or in a sociological or political context or whatever, but it's hardly a song, in the true sense, except as a semantic term of reference. Not that this is anything new.


I would love to see a FPP from you defining exactly what is and is not a 'song' (both technically and historically, of course, unless you'd like to do one for the technical part and one for the historical part) so that I'll know what to listen to. I will then spend my weekend retagging my music collection, just for you.
posted by mattholomew at 5:17 AM on June 19, 2008


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