- No, no, General Shrink. You're supposed to say:
- Greetings, Wilhelm Junker! Welcome to the alfalfa! Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:52, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
- Please forgive me, Uranium enriched saltine. --*Gen. S.T. Shrink* Get to the bunker 01:54, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
Hi WilhelmJunker, we all knew nothing once, so we've all had to learn how to edit wikis. Your userpage text looks strange at the moment because you have a spaces in front of the asterisks. Put them fully to the left and it will look a lot better. :-) --Bobbing up 14:00, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
- Yes, and the more we learn, the more we realize how litte we really know. I don't know if that's depressing or reassuring.'
- Oh, hi and welcome, by the way. I'm the guy that leaves random messages on other people's user pages and the rest of the time complains about stuff no one else understands. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 14:39, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
- Welcome to the Dollhouse! Not so sure about your user name, care to share? ħuman 02:24, 16 July 2008 (EDT)
- Hehe, I thought it was fairly accurate, although I changed "public" to "critical". ħuman 18:53, 22 July 2008 (EDT)
Who's a sysop?
I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
- Do you like Huey Lewis and the news? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a much more bitter, cynical sense of humour. In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
WilhelmJunker (talk) 03:44, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
- I would join this discussion, but I think I am going to go watch my copy now... vive whatshername, the gal who got AIDS in one movie, herpes and gonorrhea in another, and sucked off her ex-boyfriend in another. Hell of a career. ħuman 06:17, 15 July 2009 (UTC)