History Headscratchers / Eels

19th Apr '13 1:44:30 PM MarkLungo
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** Agreed, the only time I don't find being a stickler for that sort of thing annoying is when it's about, say, tagging them on last.fm. I wouldn't say "Eels are my favorite band" any more than I would say "Hey, can I borrow your The Beatles albums?", both just sound sort of silly and awkward to me.
*** You're the Beatles?

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** Agreed, the only time I don't find being a stickler for that sort of thing annoying is when it's about, say, tagging them on last.fm. I wouldn't say "Eels are my favorite band" any more than I would say "Hey, can I borrow your The Beatles Music/TheBeatles albums?", both just sound sort of silly and awkward to me.
*** You're the Beatles?Beatles?
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16th Feb '12 7:52:25 PM Jhimmibhob
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* Whenever I bring them up with someone, they say they've never heard them. Yet, their music has been in so many movies and shows, I find it hard to believe that someone's ''never'' seen ''any'' of the countless works that have {{Eels}} songs in them. I think the people who say that mean to say that they haven't heard ''of'' them, as they just haven't heard the ''name'' "Eels". It's almost like they're the music equivalent to [[HeyItsThatGuy those actors who appear in a million different movies, but no one ever bothers learning the names of]].
** Maybe. But would you rather the band become another example of ItsPopularNowItSucks?
** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently became a fan.

* People who go out of their way to make sure not to include "The" when referring to them. Yes, I know they are just called "Eels" and not "''The'' Eels", but that doesn't mean the word "the" should not ''ever'' appear in the same sentence with their name. (Athough this seems to be an issue with a lot of bands that have a plural noun as their name, the word "the" just seems to run more smoothly with some than with others).

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* Whenever I bring them up with someone, they say they've never heard them. Yet, their music has been in so many movies and shows, I find it hard to believe that someone's ''never'' seen ''any'' of the countless works that have {{Eels}} songs in them. I think the people who say that mean to say that they haven't heard ''of'' them, as they just haven't heard the ''name'' "Eels". It's almost like they're the music equivalent to [[HeyItsThatGuy those actors who appear in a million different movies, but no one ever bothers learning the names of]].
** Maybe. But would you rather the band become another example of ItsPopularNowItSucks?
** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently became a fan.

* People who go out of their way to make sure not to include "The" when referring to them. Yes, I know they are just called "Eels" and not "''The'' Eels", but that doesn't mean the word "the" should not ''ever'' appear in the same sentence with their name. (Athough (Although this seems to be an issue with a lot of bands that have a plural noun as their name, the word "the" just seems to run more smoothly with some than with others).
17th Feb '11 5:24:32 AM derifity
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** Agreed, the only time I don't find being a stickler for that sort of thing annoying is when it's about, say, tagging them on last.fm. I wouldn't say "Eels are my favorite band" any more than I would say "Hey, can I borrow your The Beatles albums?", both just sound sort of silly and awkward to me.

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** Agreed, the only time I don't find being a stickler for that sort of thing annoying is when it's about, say, tagging them on last.fm. I wouldn't say "Eels are my favorite band" any more than I would say "Hey, can I borrow your The Beatles albums?", both just sound sort of silly and awkward to me.me.
*** You're the Beatles?
10th Feb '11 9:50:56 AM MikeK
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* People who go out of their way to make sure not to include "The" when referring to them. Yes, I know they are just called "Eels" and not "''The'' Eels", but that doesn't mean the word "the" should not ''ever'' appear in the same sentence with their name. (Athough this seems to be an issue with a lot of bands that have a plural noun as their name, the word "the" just seems to run more smoothly with some than with others).

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* People who go out of their way to make sure not to include "The" when referring to them. Yes, I know they are just called "Eels" and not "''The'' Eels", but that doesn't mean the word "the" should not ''ever'' appear in the same sentence with their name. (Athough this seems to be an issue with a lot of bands that have a plural noun as their name, the word "the" just seems to run more smoothly with some than with others).others).
**Agreed, the only time I don't find being a stickler for that sort of thing annoying is when it's about, say, tagging them on last.fm. I wouldn't say "Eels are my favorite band" any more than I would say "Hey, can I borrow your The Beatles albums?", both just sound sort of silly and awkward to me.
15th Jan '11 9:48:42 AM endangeredmonkey
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** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently became a fan.

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** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently became a fan.fan.

* People who go out of their way to make sure not to include "The" when referring to them. Yes, I know they are just called "Eels" and not "''The'' Eels", but that doesn't mean the word "the" should not ''ever'' appear in the same sentence with their name. (Athough this seems to be an issue with a lot of bands that have a plural noun as their name, the word "the" just seems to run more smoothly with some than with others).
14th Jan '11 4:26:21 PM MikeK
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** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently become a fan.

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** I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently become became a fan.
14th Jan '11 4:25:44 PM MikeK
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** Maybe. But would you rather the band become another example of ItsPopularNowItSucks?

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** Maybe. But would you rather the band become another example of ItsPopularNowItSucks?ItsPopularNowItSucks?
**I hadn't really thought about it, but it kind of makes sense that this would happen because, as many places as their music can be heard, the radio isn't really one of them (or hasn't been since the 90's). But on the other hand, there have to have been a few people out there who'd previously never heard of them, heard a song through, say, one of the {{Shrek}} movies, and subsequently become a fan.
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