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ĎIím from a different generationí: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, etc
Something Else Reviews ^ | May 21, 2014 | Something Else!

Posted on 06/07/2014 7:13:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Edited on 06/07/2014 7:20:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

As Don Henley continues on what has been a well-received, but apparently endless, hits-packed reunion tour with the Eagles, heís developed a laundry list of audience behaviors that get under his skin.

That includes, but is not limited to, fans who stand up, fans who text, fans who take too many pictures and fans who post raw concert videos to YouTube.


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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: donhenley; eagles; grumpyoldmen; mojonixon; texting; thedude
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1 posted on 06/07/2014 7:13:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise
Hey Don "Get Over It"


2 posted on 06/07/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: a fool in paradise

Those days are gone forever

You should just let ‘em go


3 posted on 06/07/2014 7:16:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: a fool in paradise

Mojo Nixon was right.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

I have always hated The Eagles.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 7:17:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I get it. I’m kind of two minds about it. While I certainly am too old to go to concerts anymore, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 7:17:41 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: darkwing104

Heh.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 7:17:41 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...and I’m getting older, too.”


8 posted on 06/07/2014 7:18:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lurker

Lebowski? ; )


10 posted on 06/07/2014 7:19:09 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Lurker

Shirley not Joe Walsh !!


11 posted on 06/07/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I do not like his politics, especially that song “This the end of the innocence,” nothing more than a diatribe against Reagan, but these points are valid.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 7:19:14 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: a fool in paradise

Sorry Don, but that polite and respectful America is long gone.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Fungi

I thought Bruce Hornsby actually wrote that.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

Would it be too late to tell Don to kiss may a$$? Maybe. Maybe not.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: a fool in paradise

The wife and I have been to quite a few concerts by old rockers in the last four years. We’re always amused at the numerous concertgoers who seem to be more interested in their smartphones than watching the performers. And people standing all the time are unbelievably irritating. Sit in your damn seat says Driftless the old curmudgeon.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 7:21:41 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
I've had a rough night, and I hate the %$#!* Eagles, man--


17 posted on 06/07/2014 7:22:49 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I guess this is the end of his innocence?


18 posted on 06/07/2014 7:24:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: darkwing104

Back in the eighties my ex-husband and I went to one of his concerts. My ex was being obnoxious and waited in the back for them to load their buses. The security stopped him, he tells them he just wants Don’s autograph on his belt. So he gives the guard his nice belt and never got it back. LOL.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: max americana

>> eventually throwing stuff at him

That’s hilarious.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 7:26:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Viennacon

“Don’t look back...you should never look back.”


21 posted on 06/07/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Don Henley’s gonna tell me how to vote. I don’t @#!@ing think so, ok? I got two words for Don Henley, Joe @#!@iing Walsh, ok!? Thanks for calling, Don! How long’s your pony tail now? Ok!” - Dennis Leary


22 posted on 06/07/2014 7:27:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise
I remember at a concert in 1991 he lectured the audience about how America was losing its regional cultures and accents to the mass-media culture.

He appeared to be completely oblivious to the fact that he and the eternal copyright system that made him rich was wholly to blame.

23 posted on 06/07/2014 7:27:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: a fool in paradise

Henley has always been a bit of a grumpypants. Dude, you’re getting paid how much to stand up there and croon for 90 minutes?


24 posted on 06/07/2014 7:27:10 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Henley’s always been a PITA, but he’s right.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 7:27:50 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: driftless2

I call them the ‘bitter clingers’.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 7:30:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: a fool in paradise
OLD FOGEY


27 posted on 06/07/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Lurker

There is a great CD made about twenty years ago, where country singers like Travis Tritt, Vince Gill and Clint Black cover their songs. Very good, all the richness of the songs and none of the Eagles!


28 posted on 06/07/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: a fool in paradise

When you pay $500 for a ticket, you can do anything you want to.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 7:31:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Henley sang it but if Hornsby wrote it that is OK.. By the way, Hornsby, in his song “The way it is” knows nothing about “we passed a law in ‘64 to give those who ain't got a little more.” This song is nothing more than a liberal rant. Where does all that “ain't got a little more come from?” As usual, the premise is wrong and the result is feeling, not truth. Never mind the votes by party which has been covered numerous times. Truth is not important anymore.
30 posted on 06/07/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Flag_This

YES!!!!!!!!!!

I got a rash, man.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 7:34:46 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Viennacon

Yep: “saw a Dead Head stocker on a Cadillac”...

Been there, done that, got a lot of T-Shirts....

But those days are gone forever....


32 posted on 06/07/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Flag_This
Man..Couldja Change the Channel?
33 posted on 06/07/2014 7:37:38 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Rusty0604

Oh that is epic!


34 posted on 06/07/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: a fool in paradise

Don was the John Lennon or grouchy know it all in The Eagles. The other lead singer named (?) was the easy going approachable Paul McCartney character. The yin always needs the yang to achieve balance.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 7:39:34 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: a fool in paradise

I loathe that lib POS but I’ll give him his due for one song.

I quote it often

“The Garden Of Allah”

It was pretty big year for fashion
A lousy year for rock and roll
The people gave their blessing to crimes of passion
It was a dark, dark night of the collective soul
And I was somewhere out on riverside by the el royale hotel
When a stranger appeared in a cloud of smoke
I thought I knew him all too well
He said now that I have your attention
I got something I wanna say
You may not wanna hear it, I’m gonna tell it to you anyway
You know I’ve always like you boy
Cause you were not afraid of me
Things are gonna get mighty rough here in gomorrah-by-the-sea

Ya said it’s just like home
It’s so damn hot I can’t stand it
My fine seersucker suit is all soaking wet
And the hills are burning
And the wind is raging
And the clock strikes midnight in the garden of Allah
In the garden of Allah

Nice car
Ah, I love those bavarians
So meticulous
Y’know I remember when things were a lot more fun around here
When good was good and evil was evil
Before things got so fuzzy
I was once a golden boy like you
And I was summoned to the halls of power in the heavenly courts
And I dined with the deities who looked upon me with favor,
For my talents, my creativity
And we sat beneath the palms
In the warm afternoons and drank the wine
With fitzgerald and huxley
And they pawned the biting phrase from the tongues hot with blood
And drained their pins of bitter ink
Vainly reaching for the bottle full of empty edens
Branded especially for the ones who had come with great expectations
To the perfumed halls of Allah, for their time in the sun

And we were stokin’ the fires and oilin’ up the machinery
Until the gods found out we had ideas of our own
And war was coming and the earth was shaking
And there was no more ruin in the garden of Allah

Today I made an appearance downtown
I am an expert witness because I say I am
And I said gentlemen, and I use that world loosely
I will testify for you, I’m a gun for hire,I’m a saint, I’m a liar
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just data to be manipulated
I can get you any result you like
What’s it worth to you?
Because there is no wrong, there is no right
And I sleep very well at night
No shame, no solution, no remorse, no retribution
Just people selling t-shirts
Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
And winning, winning, winning

It was pretty big year for predators
The marketplace was on a roll
And the land of opportunity
Spawned a whole new breed of men without souls
This year notoriety got all confused with fame
And the devil is downhearted babe, cause
There’s nothing left for him to claim

He said it’s just like home
It’s so low-down I can’t stand it
I guess my work around here has all been done

And the fruit is rotten, the serpent’s eyes shine
As he wraps around the vine,
In the garden of Allah
In the garden of Allah
In the garden of Allah


36 posted on 06/07/2014 7:41:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dfwgator

if you don’t sell mojo nixon

then your store could use some fixin’

We got into a car
Away we started rollin’
I asked “How much you pay for this?”
She said “Nothing man, it’s stolen”
Punk rock girl you look so wild
Punk rock girl let’s have a child
we’ll name her Minnie Pearl
just you and me
Eating fudge banana swirl
just you and me
We’ll travel round the world
just you and me
punk rock girl

- punk rock girl, dead milkmen


37 posted on 06/07/2014 7:44:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I can’t totally disagree with him. I like to attend house concerts or other small venues, and nothing ticks me off more than for someone to get up and wander around or talk/laugh loudly, or constantly text, while the musician(s) are performing. That’s rude not only to the musician(s) but to the audience. While I would prefer to watch an Eagles concert, sitting in my seat without distractions, I think that in larger venues, this offensive behavior is more to be expected. (Disclosure: I like the Eagles’ music, I always have — but sometimes it’s tough to ignore performers’ politics and concentrate on the music.)


38 posted on 06/07/2014 7:46:36 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Forgot to add, I’ve discussed this with some musicians I know and while they mostly agree that this misbehavior is distracting, they’ve also learned to ignore it and just continue the show ... so maybe Don should do the same.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

That’s nothing, at general admission club (or some festival) shows, people will gather up by the stage for one of the later acts, but totally disengage from the performance to text, read facebook, whatever, while those who are trying to watch the band and enjoy the show stand 5-10 rows deep. First come first serve, but we aren’t talking about people even “at” the show. They suck the energy right out of the moment.


40 posted on 06/07/2014 7:51:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

“Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!”


41 posted on 06/07/2014 7:51:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Flag_This
F you man! You don't like my f'ing music, get your own fucking cab!


42 posted on 06/07/2014 7:52:22 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Not a lot of kids at Eagles concerts, I think the average age of the attendees is about 60.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 7:53:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wolf24

LOL!


44 posted on 06/07/2014 7:54:33 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I prey I never get to the point in life where I reject technologies. Especially not at the rate the world is changing.

That said, the Eagles are the BEST desert driving music.

45 posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:00 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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What in the hell is wrong with these lyrics? Don Henley is right. I will not go to any damned movie ever again. The last time I went a jerk was looking at his IPhone the whole damn time. You can’t ignore that illuminated screen. And he wasn’t the only one. On another occasion I was dining at a local restaurant and I noticed four people sitting across from me. Three of the four spent the entire time texting. Real class there. I was tempted to ask the idle one to sit with us. Too many people are addicted to these toys. Again, Henley is right.

“Get Over It”

I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin’ “Don’t blame me”
They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else
Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat

Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin’ and cryin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it, get over it

You say you haven’t been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if I gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ‘em tonight
You don’t want to work, you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn’t owe you a thing

Get over it
Get over it
If you don’t want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it, Get over it

It’s like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak

You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it
Get over it
It’s gotta stop sometime, so why don’t you quit
Get over it, get over it


46 posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:21 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Norm Lenhart

Is that track related to ABSCAM?


47 posted on 06/07/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: driftless2

Maybe I’ve just been around too long. I’m so tired of all the phoning and texting that goes on everywhere. All these people walking around on the sidewalk and in the stores talking to themselves. Used to be we’d shuttle those kind of folks off to the funny farm. Now it’s hard to tell who is really hearing voices in their head or who is responding to a voice in their ear.

If people can’t watch and listen to an event, why did they waste the money on a ticket? I just don’t understand the need for some people to always be connected to and talking to someone.


48 posted on 06/07/2014 7:59:16 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We need to make copyright much, much shorter. Is 7 years too long to make money?


49 posted on 06/07/2014 8:01:00 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yup ... and I don’t know the answer to the problem, either.


50 posted on 06/07/2014 8:04:42 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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