A Good Day In Hell - The Official ILM Track-By-Track EAGLES Listening Thread

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still lol at the thought of Henley grabbing Stan Lynch's legal pad and correcting his grammar and punctuation

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

when i was a younger fact checking cuz, i spent some time on the phone with henley going over a transcript of a q&a that a reporter at my site did with him. henley had demanded to see the transcript because he was appalled that we had sent a woman in her early 20s to interview henley the great and powerful. first he sent me a copy-edited version of the transcript, with his own proofreading marks on them. not even remotely surprisingly, dude knows his proofreading symbols. then he got on the phone with me to argue hyphens, dashes and semicolons before something else ticked him off and he hung up on me. top-five highlight of my fact checking life.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 7 July 2017 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Did he know punctuation?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

all i remember is he was extremely confident in his suggestions and was not particularly interested in anything i had to say besides yes, ok and sure. also, he cared more about the punctuation than i did.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 7 July 2017 22:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Well: yeah

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

one of the joys of learning about henley is the continual, neverending confirmation that he is the dickwagon I assumed he was when I knew zero about him

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

In the Wild: "Victim of Love."

Victim of the Eagles.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 October 2017 18:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

If you listen closely you can hear Felder sobbing quietly

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 October 2017 18:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I saw at WalMart recently that they've quietly reissued the two vinyl-era hits comps in a box for $12.

Also: Vince Gill is apparently an Eagle now.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

what!?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, two CDs in a box.

But seriously, apparently that summer show w/Gill & Frey's son went well enough that they plan to continue touring with them in the lineup.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 20:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

don: think of it as the old guild system, where i am the master and you are the apprentice.

Reminds me of what I posted last year"

Also I picked up Felder's hefty Between Heaven and Hell in the library, and read the whole thing that afternoon, which never happens. Gist: his father comes off as a self-made, self-righteous, self-torturing workaholic and skinflint, and Don follows suit during his Eagles years, with infinitely more bucks and perks than blue collar Dad ever had, of course. Furthermore, Dr. Phil, he somewhat recreates his own defiant-dependent teen relationship with Dad, now played by Henley and Frey.
Also:
When he finally gets his ass fired, after having papers served in the studio, he actually calls back, all crying---"Try to seek some higher ground in this, Fingers," Frey counsels, and the ex-Mrs. Felder fervently seconds. So he does, by writing this agony-and-juicy-tidbits saga. He's always been go-to for tha latter apparently; has everybody in the firm calling up to ask him what "the Gods" are up to now, incl. the Gods themselves, D & G, checking on each other, and maybe themselves. D. circulates a memo on making sure the toliet paper rolls *toward* the shittee, so reacharound nec. One of the lighter moments.

dow, Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

And he casually mentions in that one of his guitar students back in Florida was "Tommy" Petty.

dow, Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

^^Who later had a band with Bernie Leadon's brother.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Me and some of the fellas at work takin' it to the limit.

https://i.imgur.com/rrkZJ6C.jpg

pplains, Monday, 23 October 2017 14:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i enjoy the melody but the lyrics make me crosseyed with hatred

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 03:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

fantastic piece.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 08:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

DON: Well, yeah.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

thanks!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm happy that we all came out of this thread stronger, bolder and wiser. And we didn't even lose anyone along the way!

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Listen, you ever hear me use the pronoun "we", be assured that it'll mean "me and the Eagles".

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

it'll never mean.

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't need a Roach Ghost haunting me today, all right?

pplains, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Love the responses from angry Eagles fans - and Alfred's retorts - in the blog post linked above.

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

I wondered why my stats were exploding two weeks ago: an Eagles fan site had linked to it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

First, you call yourself an author, yet you spelled ‘great with “grate” Are you making a cheese topped dish?

O Lord, I think Henley found your blog.

pplains, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

sick burn

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 November 2017 03:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

man this is sweet and soft and cool.. so airy, bernie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHrFD_5iD7w

brimstead, Friday, 18 May 2018 21:21 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" just came up on a random shuffle. Never heard it before and missed its day here. It's like a prototype for solo-Henley "Johnny Can't Read" and Hen's other sour new wave.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

a day-ruiner, basically

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:31 (two months ago) Permalink

hey y'all!

We approach the five-year anniversary of this thread.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:38 (two months ago) Permalink

whaaaaaat

good lord

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:46 (two months ago) Permalink

we should celebrate by starting over again :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

^^^ frail grasp on the big picture

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 02:53 (two months ago) Permalink

carved on my tombstone iirc

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 03:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Well, Yeah

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 03:13 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

DON: “We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride.”

GLENN: "Don't forget the ins and outs."

DON: "Well, yeah."

pplains, Monday, 20 August 2018 17:05 (one month ago) Permalink

ug what a bummer

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 20 August 2018 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 August 2018 17:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Are we maybe down to one (living) asshole still in the band?

dow, Monday, 20 August 2018 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

The new RIAA cert for the Eagles' Greatest Hits album is absurd and doesn't mean what most people - including almost every source reporting it - think it means. I'm a total music charts/sales geek and I could break it down in detail, but suffice it to say that A) this is U.S.-only sales; worldwide, Thriller is still the best-selling album of all time by a very large margin and B) RIAA certifications no longer reflect actual album sales and have become almost meaningless to anyone outside the industry. They're now a weird amalgam of album sales (physical and digital), digital singles sales, and streams. Thriller has likely still sold more copies, even in the U.S.

It's like an Christian pop (thewufs), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Yep.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

good to know. that makes me feel better

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:44 (one month ago) Permalink

in short: take it easy, everyone

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:44 (one month ago) Permalink

No doubt the Eagles have sold more than the last time the RIAA certified those albums, but "selling" isn't streaming, and selling matters not a whit in 2018.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink


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