Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49

Thread: Reflection

  1. #1
    Top Of The World Johnny Van Halen Cash's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.16.07
    Posts
    158
    Last Online

    06.23.15 @ 10:11 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default Reflection

    With my 10-year high school reunion approaching this month, I started to wonder what I was doing 10-years ago (pertaining to VH). Ten years ago I was impatiently awaiting Van Halen's new album with new front man Gary Cherone. I had just started listening to VH around the time that the Greatest Hits/Best of/whatever it was came out and I was really excited to listen to some new material (no matter who was singing). Now even though the album bombed (I still think Without You is an awesome song!), and the tour was a disappointment as far as $ is concerned, it was still an exciting time for me because Van Halen was still a band, still making music, still touring (or about to), etc... I was 19-years old when they finally toured and got to see them twice, the second time at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach!

    Boy what a difference a decade can make! Though I still love the band, the soap opera that is Van Halen has burned me out a bit. I did see them in '04 with Hagar and it was good; nothing to write home about. There just didnt seem to be the same magic in the air as in 1998. Now I'll admit, I never really was a big fan of Cherone in the band because of his antics, but the band as a whole seemed so fresh; at least they were a band!

    What were you guys doing 10-years ago? Compared to the 1999-present period, wasnt the 1996-1998 time fun just anticipating new VH music?

  2. #2
    Hot For Teacher mikewails's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.06
    Location
    Syracuse
    Posts
    296
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Cabo Wabo-House of Pain
    Last Online

    05.07.12 @ 07:19 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I had a cocktail weinie and then I watched a movie
    MTV ruined music!

  3. #3
    Atomic Punk edwardv's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.01
    Age
    59
    Location
    hanover pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,037
    Favorite VH Album

    diver down
    Favorite VH Song

    drop dead legs
    Last Online

    12.14.17 @ 05:41 PM
    Likes
    4,484
    Liked 2,386 Times in 1,488 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Hey I just had my 30th reunion and the soap opera is still gong on for me since 1984.If your burned out after 10 yrs just think about guys like me. But I
    think the soap opera is half the fun. Now what is the other half...oh yeah
    Sammy and Mikey...lol

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    07.11.05
    Age
    26
    Posts
    11,883
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen II/OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    Good Enough/Little Guitars
    Last Online

    06.25.15 @ 09:06 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 42 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    I was in...Kindergarten!?

    Holy fuck, time flies. I'm in high school now.
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

    "He was born a human, he's a horse's ass by proxy." - It's Mike on Eddymon.

  5. #5
    Hot For Teacher mikewails's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.18.06
    Location
    Syracuse
    Posts
    296
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Cabo Wabo-House of Pain
    Last Online

    05.07.12 @ 07:19 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocks2005 View Post
    I was in...Kindergarten!?

    Holy fuck, time flies. I'm in high school now.
    asshole.
    MTV ruined music!

  6. #6
    Baluchitherium sinner's swing's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,819
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 02:41 PM
    Likes
    2,518
    Liked 199 Times in 105 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Van Halen Cash View Post
    With my 10-year high school reunion approaching this month, I started to wonder what I was doing 10-years ago (pertaining to VH). Ten years ago I was impatiently awaiting Van Halen's new album with new front man Gary Cherone. I had just started listening to VH around the time that the Greatest Hits/Best of/whatever it was came out and I was really excited to listen to some new material (no matter who was singing). Now even though the album bombed (I still think Without You is an awesome song!), and the tour was a disappointment as far as $ is concerned, it was still an exciting time for me because Van Halen was still a band, still making music, still touring (or about to), etc... I was 19-years old when they finally toured and got to see them twice, the second time at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach!

    Boy what a difference a decade can make! Though I still love the band, the soap opera that is Van Halen has burned me out a bit. I did see them in '04 with Hagar and it was good; nothing to write home about. There just didnt seem to be the same magic in the air as in 1998. Now I'll admit, I never really was a big fan of Cherone in the band because of his antics, but the band as a whole seemed so fresh; at least they were a band!

    What were you guys doing 10-years ago? Compared to the 1999-present period, wasnt the 1996-1998 time fun just anticipating new VH music?


    Well, I was 22 and in University. I fondly remember though, faithfully checking the newsgroups (alt.music.vanhalen) or whatever it was, 5 times a day, hoping for a little shred of news. I remember some of you from there. Funny, the same fights about the same shit even then. I know FORD was there, Vinnie Velvet etc. You're right JohnnyV, at least things were really positive all around and we had an awesome tour to look forward to. I downloaded the leaked "Without You" a month earlier and loved it. I saw them at GreatWoods (now the Tweeter Center) in Mansfield Mass. I was pulling for Gary. There were a few haters but as much as they won't admit it, were won over for at least that night. It was the infamous show where he blew out his voice and they all came back the next night. I still think it was one of the tightest shows I've ever seen. In 1998-99, Ed was happy as hell, the solos were spot on and the ladies were fine. Great memories. 10 years and a massive pile of shit later . . . here we are.
    Sorry, got off topic a little.
    Last edited by sinner's swing; 05.07.07 at 07:24 PM.

  7. #7
    Banned!
    Join Date
    04.27.07
    Location
    At my house
    Posts
    7,262
    Favorite VH Album

    Anything Ed plays on
    Favorite VH Song

    See above
    Last Online

    08.19.10 @ 08:10 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    10 years ago, I just finished celebrating my first wedding anniversary. My husband got me Guitar World presents Van Halen, which made me happier than anything else he could have gotten me for an anniversary gift.

    I also was awaiting the release of VHIII, and I agree that "Without You" is an awesome song, I love Ed's solo. The show I saw was good, but, Gary just doesn't have what Sammy or Dave does.

    I've been a VH freak since the beginning, (thanks to some parents with great musical tastes) and there is a lot of drama with the band, but, at least they're not a boring group of guys.

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk FORD's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.00
    Age
    51
    Location
    The Mighty Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    7,807
    Favorite VH Album

    All 6 of em!!
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    10.22.17 @ 08:55 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    Well, I was 22 and in University. I fondly remember though, faithfully checking the newsgroups (alt.music.vanhalen) or whatever it was, 5 times a day, hoping for a little shred of news. I remember some of you from there. Funny, the same fights about the same shit even then. I know FORD was there...
    Yeah, I hit the newsgroups occasionally, but not often. Didn't care for the $tarks/O'Neill monopolization of the format. How many of you remember Free Willy? That dumb bastard accused me of being about 10 different people. Apparently he thought everyone who opposed him was the same person.

    1997... yeah back then I was managing tech support for a Christian bible software company. Don't kid yourself, it wasn't no holy peaceful environment. I was the only one there NOT addicted to drugs of some sort. At least going into the job. When I started to pour beer into my coffee cup in the afternoons, I knew it was time to get out of there.

    Crappy product + programmers on meth + illiterate redneck customer base = nervous breakdown in the making. Even JESUS would have quit that place!
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

    ...It's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon! - Steve Lukather's comment after witnessing a Van HALEN 2007 rehearsal

    "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears?"- 1 Samuel 15:14

  9. #9
    Baluchitherium sinner's swing's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,819
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 02:41 PM
    Likes
    2,518
    Liked 199 Times in 105 Posts

    Free Willy! HAHAHA I remember that guy. And people say there are some psychos HERE. Sounds like you had a pretty bizarre fucking job. Good on ya that you got out.

  10. #10
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    04.22.05
    Posts
    52
    Last Online

    01.11.10 @ 04:18 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    When I started to pour beer into my coffee cup in the afternoons, I knew it was time to get out of there.

    Crappy product + programmers on meth + illiterate redneck customer base = nervous breakdown in the making. Even JESUS would have quit that place!
    That was funny as hell - thanks FORD.

  11. #11
    Sinner's Swing!
    Join Date
    11.15.06
    Location
    Bible Belt
    Posts
    3,944
    Favorite VH Album

    Dave
    Favorite VH Song

    Dave
    Last Online

    11.16.12 @ 10:28 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewails View Post
    asshole.
    thank you.

    personally, I don't think anyone under the age of 35 should be allowed to join this site.

    doesn't everyone know this is the place for middle-agers to relive their adolescence?
    .

    .
    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the truly great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

    "Edward?.....thank ya." ~ Could This Be Magic

    "The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion."
    ~ Thomas Wolfe

  12. #12
    Baluchitherium sinner's swing's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,819
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 02:41 PM
    Likes
    2,518
    Liked 199 Times in 105 Posts

    so 32 is pushing it right?

  13. #13
    Sinner's Swing!
    Join Date
    11.15.06
    Location
    Bible Belt
    Posts
    3,944
    Favorite VH Album

    Dave
    Favorite VH Song

    Dave
    Last Online

    11.16.12 @ 10:28 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    so 32 is pushing it right?

    oh, you little pups and your smart-ass ways.....
    .

    .
    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the truly great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

    "Edward?.....thank ya." ~ Could This Be Magic

    "The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion."
    ~ Thomas Wolfe

  14. #14
    Baluchitherium sinner's swing's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.04.00
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,819
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 02:41 PM
    Likes
    2,518
    Liked 199 Times in 105 Posts

    Just friendly banter man. No ill will.

  15. #15
    Sinner's Swing!
    Join Date
    11.15.06
    Location
    Bible Belt
    Posts
    3,944
    Favorite VH Album

    Dave
    Favorite VH Song

    Dave
    Last Online

    11.16.12 @ 10:28 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    Just friendly banter man. No ill will.

    of course it is, darlin'. I get that.
    .

    .
    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the truly great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

    "Edward?.....thank ya." ~ Could This Be Magic

    "The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion."
    ~ Thomas Wolfe

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Some thoughts and reflection on Dave Roth...
    By chefcraig in forum The Diamond One
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01.19.06, 04:33 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •