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  • Runnin' With the Devil

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    Ok... so which of these Van Halen songs most represents the Pacers...
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    I know d@mn well that Satan still lives in Indy.


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    Van Halen/ Van Hagar/ Van whatever sucks @$$.

    That's right, I said it.

    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    You make me sick Jay... just sick

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    Running with the Devil is the obvious choice, but I'm surprised that Right Now isn't on the list.

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    As they say better to be at the right hand of the Devil , then in his path..
    ... And no I have not sold my soul for a Championsip (yet).

    Why Not Us ?


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    I picked "Unchained."

    It could be "Unchained" in a good way. If some folks think we are going to run more this year, and they feel it is more conducive to our team, then unchained would be appropriate.

    Also, if we go off the deep end with our volatile personailities, then unchained also would make sense. Or just a metaphor for the inability to function within the concept of the offense/defense.

    And Jay, Van Halen is one of the greatest bands of all time.

    U2 has about one good song, and I attribute that to the parable of the blind squirrel.

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    I have quite a few VH cd's in my collection.

    I'm not really a fan of heavy metal. Just about every heavy metal song sounds the same. A couple of chords, same formula for the guitar solo, keep the beat simple so everyone can bang their head to it. No matter how loudly its played, I can easily fall asleep to the boring, yet predictable sounds of heavy metal.

    I just got tired of the "U2 sucks" posts crapping up the other thread. I know there are plenty of people that just don't like U2 (or The Boss, or Don Henley, or Terry Scott Taylor - whom none of you have even heard of, etc.), and that's fine. But they certainly don't "suck".

    Yeesh. These threads were supposed to be a humerous way to get us to talk about the Pacers.

    Lighten up, people.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Hey! I didn't say anything that time! You should be proud of me.

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    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    but I'm surprised that Right Now isn't on the list.
    I limited it to Van Halen pre Hagar period.... No Van Hagar songs. No reason except in honor of the Diamond Daves that post here...

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    Bad thread! Bad thread!

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    I limited it to Van Halen pre Hagar period.... No Van Hagar songs. No reason except in honor of the Diamond Daves that post here...

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    I didn't even notice it was pre-Wabo. NM then, carry on.

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    I have quite a few VH cd's in my collection.


    I just got tired of the "U2 sucks" posts crapping up the other thread. I know there are plenty of people that just don't like U2 (or The Boss, or Don Henley, or Terry Scott Taylor - whom none of you have even heard of, etc.), and that's fine. But they certainly don't "suck".
    Well, I think whether a band sucks or not is in the ear of the beholder.

    Seriously, I probably have as many Dylan songs in my Ipod as I do any other artist. But, I totally wouldn't be offended if somebody thought he sucked. If a person is rating him on vocal quality, he kinda does.

    Although I just don't get Springsteen, I do respect him as an artist. And Don Henley/ The Eagles is/are one of my favorite artists/bands of all time.

    I can't say the same for U2. I don't like listening to Bono sing. I get annoyed with his political ramblings. Basically, I think he and his band suck. I'm totally oblivious to the attraction, but hey that is just me.

    And although I agree that Heavy Metal is predictable, I find that to be true of almost any musical form. Country, Blues, Rap, Rock... most of it is very similar in construction. You do get your eclectic bands from time to time, but they are the exception to the rule.

    Perhaps it would have been more appropriate to have one "What Song will best describe the Pacers season" and then have everybody weigh in on one thread.

    As a side note, I think "Unchained" would be a great Intro song for the Pacers as well.

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    VAN HALEN RRRROOOOCCCCKKKKKSSSSSS!!!!!!!!





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    Well, I think whether a band sucks or not is in the ear of the beholder.

    Seriously, I probably have as many Dylan songs in my Ipod as I do any other artist. But, I totally wouldn't be offended if somebody thought he sucked. If a person is rating him on vocal quality, he kinda does.

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    I wasn't offended that people don't like U2. But if they "sucked", they wouldn't be in the HoF. We've all heard bands that actually sucked. You may not care for Edge's guitar style, but if he sucked there's no way he could create the sounds he does. If he sucked, it would sound like my pathetic attempts at learning to play a guitar. The rest of the world thanks God that I gave that up a long time ago.

    I just thought it was unnecessary in that thread and felt like deliberately being an @$$ over here.

    You (not you personally, just the hypothetical "you" out there) don't like U2, fine. Then just don't post in the lighthearted "which song sums up the season" thread. Or just vote for one and move along.

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    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    :finger:



    (This is still okay in the shout box, right??)
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Well, I think whether a band sucks or not is in the ear of the beholder.
    I get a pretty good variety in my life... When one night I am working with Ghostface Killah and 48hrs later I am working with a band playing Glenn Miller you know you're getting a pretty good spectrum...

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    I get a pretty good variety in my life... When one night I am working with Ghostface Killah and 48hrs later I am working with a band playing Glenn Miller you know you're getting a pretty good spectrum...

    -Bball
    Nice. Yeah, I've always said that I listen to everything from Mozart to Metallica. I have country, folk, 80's, disco, and classical. I'm very light on jazz and rap. I want to like jazz, but I just haven't gotten into it yet. I have a few rap tunes, but I just don't like it overall. Roger Entwhistle of the Who once said, "If you can't sing, you rap." I guess I feel there is a little bit of truth to that.

    I still think the "suck" thing applies to the listener, regardless of how many accolades they have won. I saw Ray Charles totally dissing on the talent of Elvis Presley. I got a little upset, not b/c Elvis could compose well, but the guy had some talent/showmanship. The guy had a great throat and style.

    But you know what, Ray was entitled to his opinion. Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree and move on. Music isn't about statistics, you either dig it or you don't.

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