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In Topic: 2010 Songs Thread

14 February 2010 - 05:17 PM

Three things.   One, the Hardchorus thing is the most genius use of viral video advertising I think I've ever seen.

Two.  When slowed down so that newbies can catch on and sung with passion almost any song can have power and menace, even if it is a love ballad.  I.e. the Italian version of the Hardchorus ad.  The words say, "I Love You," the attitude says, "I'm going to rip your throat out."  

Three.  See number two.  Even the cheesiest song can work if it is done as above.  For instance, I think a little REO would be awesome.  It would resonate with people of a certain ages and have that arch, hipster, irony thing going for it.  And shit, EVERYONE knows the words.  Win-win.


Oh, and Four:  Anything sounds badass when shouted by drunken East Enders.  Bonus points for singing with a Cockney accent.

In Topic: 2010 Songs Thread

14 February 2010 - 04:08 PM

im gonna keep on loving you

cause its the only thing i wanna do

i dont wanna eat

i dont wanna sleep

i just wanna keep on loving you

...oh and not just because Gary Richrath used to smoke pot in my neighbors driveway


Three things.   One, the Hardchorus thing is the most genius use of viral video advertising I think I've ever seen.

Two.  When slowed down so that newbies can catch on and sung with passion almost any song can have power and menace, even if it is a love ballad.  I.e. the Italian version of the Hardchorus ad.  The words say, "I Love You," the attitude says, "I'm going to rip your throat out."  

Three.  See number two.  Even the cheesiest song can work if it is done as above.  For instance, I think a little REO would be awesome.  It would resonate with people of a certain ages and have that arch, hipster, irony thing going for it.  And shit, EVERYONE knows the words.  Win-win.

In Topic: ISA Vote :: Two Club Seats

28 December 2009 - 04:38 PM

I think Liam hit the nail on the head.  Aye.

In Topic: ISA Vote :: 5% to Charity

28 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

Aye.

In Topic: Who will be the new Coach Speculation Thread

14 December 2009 - 10:54 AM

Klinsmann would be a pick that would prove the ownership is serious about spending money to improve the club.  In that sense it would probably be a good thing or at least indicate their level of commitment to quality.  On the other hand one has to question whether Klinsmann, a noted lover of California climate and culture would be comfortable in Chicago and committed to the club in the off-season or in doing the neccessary things re: promotion, public relations and community-building.  But I have no doubt that as a coach qua coach we could hardly do better.

My guess is that management will probably go with the most recent apparently successful model - that of the player-turned-coach like Kries, who himself followed in Preki's footsteps, who followed in Nowak's.   This would make Armas, Marsch or someone of their ilk the likeliest candidates.   But just because the last three people who tried it were very good out of the gate doesn't mean Jesse or Chris will be.  That is what we call sampling bias.  But both Jesse and Chris have very good personalities, so who knows.

At either rate, I am mentally preparing myself to endure at least one or two seasons of "experimentation," with either a superstar coach or a rookie former player.  Could work, could be a disaster.  At least it won't be boring.

Or, they could be boring and hire Soehn, Spencer or another MLS coach on the beach.

I'm just blithering 'cause I'm nervous.  I would expect something in the next couple of weeks tho.  Matt, my ticket agent says Klopas wants it wrapped up at least a couple of weeks before the Superdraft.