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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 18,497

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At this point, there is NO room for anyone in my life who's not into Motörhead.

It's a litmus test, really.

You're into Motörhead, you are in the posse.

You're not, have a nice day.

I even named one of my CATS "Lemmy."

No remorse.


'MST3K' Creator Hints at Online Reboot

'MST3K' Creator Hints at Online Reboot
The snarky series is also set to return in rerun form this summer


April 23, 2014 10:20 AM ET

Thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000, laughing at terrible movies has become a pop-culture institution. Now, 15 years after its last cancellation, the series might be revived for a new generation of snarky critics with an "online incarnation." In Wired's recent MST3K oral history, creator and original host Joel Hodgson hints at a possible series update, which would "feature a fresh (and as-yet unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni."

"I've talked to a bunch of fans about their lives and what MST3K means to them," Hodgson says. "I'm overwhelmed by how people took to that show. It really affected them. I thought if enough people still love it, maybe we can bring it back."

The creator-host then explains why the show, with its gradually shifting cast, has always been "built to be refreshed with new people and new ideas."

"It's like Heisenberg's uncertainty principle as it applies to MST3K: If it doesn't change, it's not the same show. And fortunately for us, as long as there are movies, there are always going to be cheesy movies." (Brace yourself, Tommy Wiseau.)

I feel that requesting a "Pat Robertson Doomsday Asteroid Forum" on DU is ENTIRELY within reason.

SURE, you scoff NOW, but just wait until the doomsday asteroid is on its collision course with Earth. You'll be THANKING me THEN.

Pat Robertson Says Doomsday Asteroid Could Hit Next Week


Former NASA astronauts are expected to warn today that the Earth has been slammed by far more asteroids than previously thought -- including 26 impacts since 2001 that caused explosions on the scale of an atomic bomb.

Now, televangelist Pat Robertson says one of those rocks could bring about the prophesied "end times" -- just as he predicted in a 1995 novel.

"I wrote a book, I wrote a book. It's called 'The End of the Age' and it deals with an asteroid hitting the Earth," Robertson said on his show, "The 700 Club," which airs on ABC Family. "I don't see anything else that fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ other than an asteroid strike. There isn't anything that will cause the seas to roil, that will cause the skies to darken, the moon and the sun not to give their light, the nations terrified on Earth saying 'what's happening?'"

"Hey, just get ready. Get right and stay right with the Lord," he urged in a clip posted online by The Raw Story. "It could be next week, or it could be a 1,000 years from now, but nevertheless we want to be ready at whatever time the Lord says 'I'm wrapping it up, it's time to come home.'"

She's got everything she needs, she's an artist, she don't look back...

I'm a fan of all of the "Ricky" Nelson hits, and I know "Garden Party" is supposed to be his "Rick" Nelson peak, BUT...

...his cover version of "She Belongs To Me" is what I consider to be his personal best.

Just as Hendrix claimed "All Along The Watchtower," this is a Rick Nelson song. And I say that as a Deadhead, more or less. Weir did a pretty good job...but he came in second to Rick.

The Allman Brothers' original peak period, 1969-1975

I have a soft spot in my heart for the "Win Lose or Draw" album (1975), but it was clear to anyone paying attention that the end was near. The live album that followed "WLD" ("Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas," 1976) is best described by Wikipedia: "Released after the group had already dissolved in acrimony, the album did not attract much praise or even attention at the time. The band did not like the selections, the sound mixing on the album was poor, the packaging was substandard, and the record also inevitably suffered by comparison to their classic 1971 At Fillmore East, generally considered one of the best live albums of all time." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wipe_the_Windows,_Check_the_Oil,_Dollar_Gas).

From the "Enlightened Rogues" album (1979) through "Brothers of the Road" (1981), the band attempted to supplement the core (Allman, Betts, Jaimoe, Trucks) with new players, but none of them brought the mojo. In 1990, "Seven Turns" introduced Warren Haynes and the second golden era of the band began.

I just put together a mix CD for the car featuring what I consider to be the best 1969-1975 tracks. Once you get past the obvious ("Whipping Post," "Dreams," "Midnight Rider," basically anything with Duane on it), the sheer volume of killer material recorded by the band in this era is amazing.

If you have any memories of seeing the band in concert (I saw them on Dickey Betts' last tour, following the "Shades of Two Worlds" album), favorite songs, or anything you'd like to say, this thread is for you.

Time to play the Mad Magazine "ECCCH" game

Remember how Mad used to add "ECCCH" to everything?

Example: "Bret Michaels and Poison are an example of Class-ECCCH rock."

OK, your turn. Make a statement and fit "ECCCH" in there somewhere.

Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Apr 8, 2014, 01:49 PM (6 replies)

YES...it is my SEMI-ANNUAL "We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll" thread.

Some of you may remember me as DUer "Amerigo Vespucci" (computer died, lost all of my IDs and passwords, did not remember which email account I used to sign up so it made it pretty damned impossible to ask Skinner for help).


...you know it's THAT time again. "Marconi plays the mamba" time. Time to worship and revere one of the worst songs ever written / performed, Grace Slick's "jump the shark" moment.



"You know, my name is Mike too."

OK, short version: I am STILL a Web Designer but had to take a gig as a convenience store clerk to pay the bills. As soon as I can quit, intend to quit. Right now, it's my financial lifeline.

I'm at work today. A man walks up to the register. I'm guessing he's in his 70s somewhere, at least. As I'm ringing up his purchase he says to me "You know, my name is Mike too. If I'm ever in the store and anyone ever gives you trouble..."

And then he pulls back his jacket and shows me his gun in the holster and smiles and nods his head.

I thanked him.

"Gun Control" isn't an easy issue. It's not black and white. The ONLY reason I am NOT carrying a firearm for my OWN self defense is finances. It's on my bucket list. As much as I'd rather not admit it, I am living in a town where carrying a gun for my own protection is probably a VERY good idea.

And fortunately, the state of Nevada makes you jump through a few hoops before that can happen...but it IS on my SHORT "bucket list." I'm too old to let anyone fuck with me. If you THROW down, you're gonna GO down. If it's a matter of one of us left standing, I'm going to be that guy.

Hopefully that's not Ted Nugent-level ignorance on my part. Move to Nevada like I did and you might change your perspective.

Posted by Miles Archer | Sun Apr 6, 2014, 03:29 AM (2 replies)
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