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#5607 09/01/00 07:04 AM
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I used to know a fellow who had a black leather biker jacket with Disco Stu written in chrome studs on the back. I never did get a clear answer as to what it was all about. Care to enlighten? I thought it might have something to do with punk rock (first wave).

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"Eavesreading" works for me!



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>I add that IMO current bands and groups produce far less songs per year than the last generation's artists. It seems that every other album today includes remixes, remakes, and live performances of the band's older hits rather than complete (and risky) new songs.<

The same is at least equally true of classical music albums, and of classical and modern live music, yet in these cases no-one objects.
Perhaps we should distinguish the performer from the composer a little better. A piece can be a new piece or an existing piece differently (creatively and originally?) interpreted. So the sampling william is talking about (Bingley, I'm william's age and it was news to me too!), is actually interpreting rather than creating.



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Isn't Disco Stu a character on "The Simpsons"?

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>rather dates you?

He does? I guess he's on the rebound. I had dinner with King Potato and Queen Potato just recently, and after dinner we were having a quiet drink when in came Princess Potato with stars in all of her eyes.

"Mother, Father," she gushed, "I'm engaged to Dan Rather!"

Queen Potato fainted dead away and King Potato intoned solemnly, "You can't marry him, he's just a commentator."



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>It would be interesting to see how many people from the UK think that Orlando is the capital of Florida (the state with the highest number of UK visitors). [posted before Nov 2000, try looking in threaded mode!]

Funny how one's knowledge of the world is shaped by events. It think a few more Brits may know the correct answer to this question now. [posted Nov 2000]



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a specific word for a person who tries to read secretly the newspaper or magazine another person is reading -- for instance on a bus, train, etc.


What an interesting thread that Jo has kindly unearthed for us.

I'm going to plump for Disco_Stu's eavesreading I think. Quite a nice musical sound to it as well as it being possible to guess what it means.

(Sorry Avy! "intreading" doesn't work for me.)


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