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26th July 2006

pirateluv2:59pm: So what's your Favorite Television song?

(4 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

18th May 2006

chidder9:28am: Tom Verlaine
Patti Smith described the man's sound as "like a thousand bluebirds screaming" and claimed the man himself "has the most beautiful neck in rock and roll. Real swan-like -- fragile yet strong. He's a creature of opposites. The way he comes on like a dirt farmer and a prince.’’

Robert Christgau called the man's work "Supremely self-conscious, utterly unschooled," but said he "writes like nobody else, sings like nobody else, plays like nobody else. His lyrics sound like his voice sounds like his guitar, laconic and extravagant at the same time."

Dave Marsh wrote that the man was "an interesting Jerry Garcia influenced guitarist who lacked melodic ideas or any emotional sensibility."

U2's the Edge cited him as "the only guitarist I heard who was saying something musically" and as a major influence -- "not stylistically, but in terms of approach and tearing up the rule-book."

Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill (whom Pete Townshend took to task in "Jools and Jim") dismissed him as a "fish-fingered axe-hero."



Of course, they're all talking about Tom Verlaine, frontman for the classic punk band Television and ongoing solo artist in his own right. Today in The New York Times, journalist Ben Sisario provides a nifty profile of what the 56-year-old singer-songwriter has been up to lately. In "The Return of Tom Verlaine: A Reluctant Guitar God Makes Up for Lost Time," the man who wrote "I fell right into the arms of Venus de Milo" is quoted as saying, "It's nice when people say nice things about you," he said, "but I don't always know what they're talking about."

( stand 'neath a marquee moon)

29th June 2005

tpbrcombo7:59pm: What do people think about the self-titled LP?

I've had all three for a while now, and I find the one I put on the most is Television. I like how it has a really overt sense of humour, and I think the playing and songcraft are excellent. Also, I like Verlaine's talking-singing voice a bit more than his histrionic singing, I'm guessing that's an evolution for him as I haven't checked out his solo LPs yet.

I got The Blow-Up a few months ago at a local record shop. The dude at the counter pointed out how expensive it was (like I didn't know that), told me it was basically Marquee Moon but out of tune, and gave me a discount without my asking for it. Weird. I like it anyway.

Anyway, as others have said, it's great there's a Television community here.
Current Mood: good

(3 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

27th June 2005

bearhunt12:03am: did anybody see television at any of their uk dates last week? i only found out a few days before and by then it was too late to get tickets. gr.

( stand 'neath a marquee moon)

21st February 2005

lustforlife012:17pm: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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( stand 'neath a marquee moon)

14th July 2004

marquise_moon7:49pm: allô mes amis
hihi!!!!how are you all? my name is rosario, i am from buenos aires, age 16. don't worry i can handle english. I found this community just by chance and as soon as come in and much to my surprise i see that the last post is by someone with my same picture!!!!!

anyway

Television anecdote: over here marquee moon cost a few million dollars which unfortunately i couldnt afford, so my aunt bought it for me in her las trip to new york. My God, it's inbelievable. I love marquee moon (it's now that i notice that my username makes that very obvious) and all the songs in it and it's fantastic. i love velvet underground too. they're awesome. you people are great.

My marquee moon is some sort of special edition with a booklet with the history it's all very pretty and i love it.

me? i get out again.

(1 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

22nd June 2004

be__the__rain5:21pm: Ain't that nothing...
I was at a show here in Flagstaff Arizona about a month ago. Was a punk/metal show, and I was wearing my Television shirt. Just a picture of the marquee moon cover on a white shirt. I had to laugh as I walked by several people who all commented on my shirt; as if to say, "I listen to Television too!" It's like your in a secret club if you even know who Television is. It's sad, people having to recognize that they too listen to Television, because they're such a great band, everyone should be listening too them. But for some reason, I'm glad nobody listens too them.

I'm originally from the Bay Area, California. Going to school at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Keep it real.
Current Mood: mellow

(1 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

20th May 2004

stackolee9:48pm: Awesome
Its always great to find a group dedicated to Television anywhere...

Not many posts here I see, but the hard-core fans are probably busying themselves at the Marquee Moon Mailing list or conversating and trading at that Yahoo Group. So I guess the point of this community is just to say that Television is a great band, which I believe firmly. They're great live, and I hope to catch them again on their next U.S. "tour"

(4 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

1st February 2004

paperxthinwalls1:22pm: I'm New. And Yeah...
Hmm. I just joined. Television is a wonderful, wonderful band. They need more recognition. And I'm glad I found a community for them. Because they deserve it. And it seems like not much people post here...Which truly does suck.

A little about me? Well, I'm young, so very young. Thirteen if you want to know. But age shouldn't matter. Name's Cecily. It's a weird name. I don't like it, but other people seem to. And yeah, I live in Minnesota. And I've been a fan for a little over a year, now.

Now you all know how boring I am.
See you all later, I guess.
Current Mood: content

(4 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

25th December 2003

swaly6:38pm: MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

(1 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

12th December 2003

hearmyheartstop10:55am: It's sad that more people don't post here.

(2 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

12th November 2003

evildemonlemurs2:13pm: I had to join because television is such a great band. Marquee Moon is a masterpiece, not just the song but the whole album.
Current Mood: quixotic

(1 ain't waiting, nuh-uh | stand 'neath a marquee moon)

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