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An equivalent patty at Pino costs about $5 retail. Add fries, bun, etc. and with usual NYC markups you get minneta prices. Now think what you're eating when you pay half...

And yet I'm still alive. Golly.

 

 

 

An equivalent patty at Pino costs about $5 retail. Add fries, bun, etc. and with usual NYC markups you get minneta prices. Now think what you're eating when you pay half...

And yet I'm still alive. Golly.

 

 

Safety is not the issue.

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I'm just hoping for 10 pages before anyone has a meal here.

 

(though to be honest, 2 friends with good food knowledge like it a lot).

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This is another instance where restaurant food is like pop music.

 

Some people just try to go for the LCD and try to make a lot of money.

 

Some people try to pursue their vision (within a broadly populist framework -- but not always at the populist end of it).

 

Some of the broad LCD stuff is great (Phil Spector, ABBA). Some is horrible ("Hitchin' a Ride").

 

Some of the "pursue their vision" stuff is great (Lou Reed). Some is horrible (I'll let you fill this in).

 

But on the whole, the great "pursue your vision" stuff is the best.

 

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I'm confused. Aren't you the same guy who said

 

 

I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell.

 

on 29 March 2018 at 12:06 AM?

 

(emphasis added to both quotes)

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This is another instance where restaurant food is like pop music.

 

Some people just try to go for the LCD and try to make a lot of money.

 

Some people try to pursue their vision (within a broadly populist framework -- but not always at the populist end of it).

 

Some of the broad LCD stuff is great (Phil Spector, ABBA). Some is horrible ("Hitchin' a Ride").

 

Some of the "pursue their vision" stuff is great (Lou Reed). Some is horrible (I'll let you fill this in).

 

But on the whole, the great "pursue your vision" stuff is the best.

 

<snip>

 

I'm confused. Aren't you the same guy who said

 

 

I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell.

 

on 29 March 2018 at 12:06 AM?

 

(emphasis added to both quotes)

 

 

Well, you know, the corollary is that terrible banal "pursue your vision" stuff is the worst. (I certainly like the 1910 Fruitgum Company more than Aztec Two-Step.)

 

(Anyway, at the height of the '70s singer-songwriter boom, most of the singer-songwriters weren't following their visions. They were following James Taylor's (ugh) and Joni Mitchell's visions. I.e., they were LCD guys.)

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Thanks for the explanation. I have always tried to avoid listening to singer-songwriters. Except for Caroline Shaw and her ilk--an extension of the term "songwriter" beyond the pop stuff you reference. Although I'm not that fond of, say, Gabriel Kahane.

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I think in this context passion is a better word than vision. Vision without passion is a suped up burger.

 

Passion without vision Is the best Bolognese sauce you ever tasted.

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Does the first syllable rhyme with "wrench" or "conch"? That's what's concerning me.

 

Tell us again how to pronounce rioja.

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Does the first syllable rhyme with "wrench" or "conch"? That's what's concerning me.

 

Tell us again how to pronounce rioja.

 

 

Sixteen seconds in. I am so right about this.

 

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or Otto?

 

Sadly, we do not have the vowel sounds in English to even attempt that.

 

Today's NYT crossword: a four letter man's name that is a palindrome. Any ideas?

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I'm just hoping for 10 pages before anyone has a meal here.

 

(though to be honest, 2 friends with good food knowledge like it a lot).

 

Lex managed over 50 messages on the MT thread without ever having eaten there. Do you think he can beat the record discussing a non-existent burger at Frenchette?

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