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I didn't think that it was possible to feel happy when listening to Radiohead. 馃槀馃槤


All kidding aside; Nice interview.
Thanks, man. Haha, I get what you mean. I just appreciate the good music, I guess. Pearl Jam's songs are definitely more uplifting than Radiohead. No doubt about that, haha.
 

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Honestly, they're a mixed bag for me.

I really like some of their songs, and don't care for others. At times it can get me feeling kinda gloomy (hence the joke I made). lol

Ok Computer and The Bends are overall great albums. No denying that. Most of my favorite stuff from them are on those 2 albums.
Oh yeah, they can definitely be a depressing listen for sure. Some songs more than others, too. Ok Computer is one of my favorite albums of all time. The song "Let Down" on that album I wouldn't recommend as it is definitely depressing, especially if you're already feeling down.

Sigur Ros is a good band that is in the same vein as a Radiohead type band, but not as sad/depressing and alittle more uplifting. Would recommend them.
 

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I love Sigur Ros!

I discovered them a few years ago when someone on YT made a montage of clips from the movie 'Enter the Void' with the song Svefn-g-englar from Sigur Ros. Can't find the video right now but it was extremely well done and the music added so much to it. Everything I've heard from them since has been stellar (y)
I don't know if you heard their first two albums, but I highly recommend them. They're both excellent and are what got me into them. But yeah, they don't have a bad album yet.
 

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what a nice interview

i always enjoy your posts in rants

'Chasing Amy is a great movie'

don't have any questions at the moment - but i'll think of some - more than likely about the whole investment banking thing
Glad I'm not the only Chasing Amy fan on here. Such a good movie.
 

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I just finished listening to the 2nd Sigur Ros album because I was already familiar with a few songs on it. Fantastic stuff from top to bottom (as expected).:)


Do you listen to Portishead? I feel that might be something up your alley since you're such a big Radiohead fan.
I've heard of them but never really listened to them. Are they similar to Radiohead? Are you a fan of them?
 

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I think they're excellent. Dummy and Third are albums worth checking out.

They're not exactly like Radiohead, but there's some similarities. They're chill/emotive trip-hop with a female singer. Radiohead actually covered one of their songs (The Rip), and Portishead's drummer toured with them. They're from the same era.
That sounds awesome. I'll definitely have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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That's awesome you got to go to that Super Bowl. What was the general feeling of the Giants fans in your seating area after the Patriots went up 14-10 late in the 4th quarter?
Complete and utter dread. We were facing an 18-0 legendary team that hadn't lost a single game that season, and to tbe that close to beating them, only for it to be taken away with 2 and a half minutes left was awful. That was the 3 most intense hours of my life as a sports fan. Still can't believe we won that game. And then to beat them in Super Bowl again 4 years later...just incredible. Winning those games produced a kind of natural euphoria that I hadn't ever felt in my life. Especially the first one. I'm not ashamed to admit that after beating the 18-0 Pats I shed a few tears of joy. I had been a fan of the Giants since 1990 when they won SB 25, but I was only 7 years old and couldn't really appreciate it being that young.

But after 17 years of seeing the team be mediocre, up and down at best, to see them finally not only win it all, but beat the Tom Brady and Bill Belechick led Patriots was amazing and something I'll never forget. Like I said in this interview, my family are long-time season ticket holders for the Giants. These tickets and being a fan of the Giants has been passed down from generation to generation. So, it meant alot to me. I was also there with my father and my best friend who are also huge Giants fans. So, it really meant alot. The Giants are like family to me. It absolutely KILLS me to see them be so fucking bad these days and really 9 out of these last 10 years (made the playoffs and went 11-5 in 2016, but have sucked everyother year in these past 10 years).

Also, I'm not one of those NFL fans that hate the Patriots. I admire Tom Brady's greatness. To be this great in his mid-40's is absolutely fucking INSANE. That man is the GOAT. And of course I love Bill Belechick, I'm a Giants fan. And for those that don't know, Beleichick was the Giants Defensive Coordinator when the Giants won their first two Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990 when Lawrence Taylor was on our defense (the defensive GOAT). I just wish Belechick would come back to the Giants and be our head coach. We really need him.
 

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other than Tommy Boy, whats your favorite comedy movie
Dumb and Dumber. Black Sheep, which also features Chris Farley and David Spade (like Tommy Boy) is very underrated and very funny. I love the chemistry Farley and Spade had. A damn shame Farley died as young as he did. He was a comedic genius and would've went on a helluva run if he stayed alive.
 

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he was alo in Spaceballs too i think, great movie, you seen it?
Yes, Spaceballs is hilarious, too. Pretty sure it's on Youtube for free right now, if anyone wants to watch it who hasn't seen it yet. It's hilarious.
Very good interview. Agree with the appreciation of Scorsese, @Showstopper, fantastic filmmaker. DiCaprio really came into his own as an actor working with him. I haven't seen all of his movies but from what I've seen my favorites are The Departed and Goodfellas.
I knew I was forgetting a movie to mention as one of my favorites, and that is indeed 'The Departed.' Great movie and cast including DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon. Excellent movie and one of my top 5 favorites. I don't know what it is, but there are so many good Mob movies and along with Sopranos, it's such a great genre.

Also, I'm a huge DiCaprio fan. He has so many good movies to his resume. Basketball Diaries, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Wolf of Wall Street, The Revenant, Inception, Catch me if You Can, Shutter Island. He's on his way to being one of the GOATs, if he's not already.

And yeah Scorsese is indeed great. Without a doubt one of the GOATs.
 

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Also, couldn't agree more with you here. I know I had a pop at you a few months back, which I'm genuinely sorry about. It's because I never used to go into the raw/smackdown live threads (ya know, being in England means those shows are on at like 1am for me until 3/4am), and I only ever seen you being a bit of an asshole, so I thought that's all you did, which is why I had a pop. Obviously I was completely wrong about you
No problem, man. I get it completely. I'm far from perfect, have a truckload of faults, and sometimes I take it on here, and sometimes it is from reading posts on here. We all have our moments, haha. And I'm sorry for going back at you, too.
Showstopper, I must say that you are a good looking man. I say that being 100 % completely straight and all. :) Good interview.
Thanks, man! :)

These interviews are a great idea. It's cool that all the comments in here aren't about wrestling since that's mostly what I talk about on here. But to be talking music, movies, and other stuff is very cool. Great idea, @Catalanotto
 

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He is great and has an amazing track record with his movies. Been following him since Titanic and he has truly come into his own as an actor. Shutter Island was another great Scorsese film I forgot to mention. Really enjoyed that one. He was long overdue for an Oscar win when they finally gave it to him. His performance in Django Unchained was great too particularly this scene where he legit cut his hand with a piece of glass but carried on with the scene and improvised.

He's definitely my favorite actor of this generation over the past 20 years or so. I'd also recommend Basketball Diaries that was in back in 1995 or so. Great movie that I own on blu ray. For some reason, this movie isn't on any streaming platform, but it's worth the buy on blu ray. Don't know if you've ever seen it, but I recommend it. Can't wait to see him in the upcoming new Scorsese film, too. First time Leo will be working with Scorsese. Should be a great movie and a smashing success at the box office.

@Showstopper Nice interview dude!

As somebody who sorta listens to some Radiohead, and who's favorite album is surprisingly A Moon Shaped Pool, is there other things by them I should listen to after this? I've tried OK Computer but surprising wasn't a big fan of it, but I do like No Surprises and I've tried Kid A and really loved Idiotheque.

Also, I didn't realize you only watch WWE exclusively. You mention maybe trying some other wrestling in the future, do you have any idea what promotions you might look into, or specific aspects you look for in a wrestling promotion? Like in your case, I can see watching an indy regularly being difficult given the fact that their production values will be much lower.

Thanks, bud. It was alot of fun doing the interview. I'm a big of a 'mark' for Radiohead as I've liked probably somewhere around 90% of their discography. :LOL: OK Computer was definitely my favorite album of their's with "Let Down" being my favorite song of that album. But since you said you weren't big on it, I'd try "Hail to the Thief" which came out in June 2003. I'd honestly try all of their albums at least once, but like I said, I'm also a bit biased when it comes to them. "In Rainbows" was pretty good, too. But I mostly like their older stuff the best such as 'Pablo Honey' and "The Bends." To me, you can't really go wrong with any of it, but I know that's just my preference. Also, not sure if you've heard of them, but Sigur Ros is also a great band somewhat in the same vein as Radiohead. I'd highly recommend them, too.

As far as wrestling goes, I was a huge fan of the Indy's and ROH back from 2002-2010ish back when I had a ton more time for myself. It's a shame that the Indy scene isn't quite what it was and that ROH is gone at this point. I'm okay with lower production values as long as the actual product entertains me and pulls me in. Because while WWE has superior production values and resources available to them, I'd argue the production and sets for their shows are alittle too polished and sterile for my liking.
 
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