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  1. New VH Footage !!!! 2012 tickets on sale Jan 10th!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondjimi View Post
    Promotion for 2012 TOUR!!!! Website is finally updated!

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  2. Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'Roll

    Quote Originally Posted by mohican View Post
    I saw someone at Links finding out about this new vh book from Amazon. It's not yet released. Here's a little write-up about the book from its own publisher blog.

    Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'Roll

    Van Halen, a critic once noted, seemed to be ‘halfway between a Los Angeles traffic jam and an abstract painting.’ It was an observation that seemed to sense that whatever this thing Van Halen was … it might be a lot less obvious than it first seemed.

    Van Halen explores the cultural circuits of a phenomenon that, somewhat bizarrely, set itself up as ephemeral, stupid, and meaningless – or, in other words, as impervious to critical evaluation. ‘I hate the word maturing,’ singer David Lee Roth once said. ‘I don’t like the word evolving – or any of that bullshit. The point is to keep it as simplistic, as unassuming, and as stupid as possible.’

    This is a book that seeks to capture Van Halen’s pursuit of an art of artlessness and to understand the ways in which they came to be characteristic of what historian Kevin Starr has identified as ‘Zen California’ – it was a state of mind, a way of being, that above all else, celebrated ‘the now’. In rock’n’roll terms it stood for the unregulated expenditure of energy; for a youthful exuberance that seemed destined to extinguish itself.

    Van Halen: Exuberant California / Zen Rock'n'roll is not a standard biography or life story, but a cultural genealogy of an attitude and how it informed the music. The book nonetheless takes a roughly chronological approach to its subject in order to understand the key developments in Van Halen's career in the years 1974-1985. In tracing the aesthetic dimensions of this ‘Zen rock’n’roll’, Van Halen's roots are seen in a number of less obvious influences – the unique Southern Californian climate and its relation to a sense of cultural exuberance; the echoes of Beat aesthetics
  3. New Dave Video For His Sister's Rockabye Baby Collection, 11/11/11

    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    I didn't believe it either when I saw the Google alert. But no shit, here is Dave in an ad for his sister's collection of VH covers for children. Apparently, this was uploaded to Youtube around 4:30 EST this afternoon.


  4. I created my facebook account today

    that place is boring!
  5. Tomorrow, we shall know if we die

    Quote Originally Posted by standin View Post
    March forward with head held high
    Bid your loved ones Adieu
    Give to your grace your best grüß Gott
    If alone kneel before thy Lord's throne

    Tend well your savored moments
    See with vision clear.
    Fear not the future
    for it is known.

    It shall be glory or it shall be worse.
    Leave today your final doggerel
    Scribbled upon anything handy

    We do cherish the last words of birth.

    With your sack full of desire
    Take your acclaim.
    That only the heavens will see.

    It was on this march
    The nobles accounted their legion.
    From the flicker of your eyes
    Your signs did read

    Tomorrow, we shall know if we die

    That is all.