If you had to come up with suggestions for what Phlux could call their new cd (remembering the last one was called The Negative Album) what would it be? I think this could be one interesting post. LOL Just don't be pissed if they don't go with your suggestions.
In that case I am BEGGING Phlux to please name the new cd Top Heavy please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Laura. You are the bomb... Patricia thinks the name of the CD should be, "Let the truth be told." Anywho, I am begging that it is not Top Heavy, if it is I will kick your butt, Clint, Cody, and Stu. I love you guys. You guys rock.
I would just like to remind Clint Cody and Greg that I have more history with all three of them then either Laura or Latricia, and that my suggestion Top Heavy is a very cool sounding suggestion and implies many things. The fact I am willing to take a butt kicking or two for this should show how much I believe in it.
Remember that commercial? "Dude you gellin'?" "Totally gellin'". I think Top Heavy could be the new "cool" in slang. "Dude, you top heavy?" "Totally top heavy" "Hey man you top heavy?" "You know it".
So in closing I feel Top Heavy would be the way to go and the cover of the cd could be a big old Phluxed up style tank. Totally Top Heavy!!!
It is not how well you know someone Chris in order to use that slang as a new title. I think it is how well you respect someone. You and I could be debating the title for days and possibley even years to come. I know that you are not the type of person to let up on a debate issue however, if you know me well I prefer not lose in any debate issue.
Nomatter what we think the guys will choose which ever title they prefer, and I hope that it is something cooler than "top heavy".
Now that I have mention that, I hope it is something better than "top heavy", I would still buy the CD, because I respect phlux and there interest in music. They are also friends which I support. So whether or not I end up liking the title of the CD I would still buy it because I want to always support phlux in everything they choose to do with their music because they are good friends of mine.
So in conclusion Chris you and I will just have to deal with the fact that we are not going to agree with the fact that your new slang "Top Heavy" is cool. In fact it sucks as a slang. Maybe a new dictionary should be on order for you!
I'm going to back Latricia on this one. Top Heavy, if misconstrued, is demeaning to women, especially if one is "top heavy" I also know that top heavy has other meanings, but the one that people most associate with the phrase is someone who has a big chest. I don't care if you agree with me or not, chris, but if you care anything about Latricia (and Patricia, for that matter) as a friend, you will drop this whole issue. There, that's my whole two cents on this issue, for whatever its worth. :)
Ahhh....the insanity of a politically correct society that we live in today. Personally, I did not even connect the phrase "Top Heavy" to anything sexual until someone got upset and claimed that it was demeaning. But what am I thinking???--it is our responsbility to survey everyone in the world before we decide to do pretty much anything in order to make sure that someone won't take offense. The fact of the matter is, is that virtually anything can be twisted, construed, or interpreted in such a way that it can be labeled as offensive. However, the question is: Are people genuinely offended when things like this happen? Or, do they feel that they should be offened for some reason? Or, perhaps they are simply "cultivators of controversy", who get satisfaction from trying to find ways for things to be offensive so that they can cry and whine about it? I'm not labeling anyone in this thread, I am just posing questions about this instance and the broader topic of how more and more people are taking offense to more and more things in our world each day.
Citizen Kane (written by, directed by, and starring Orson Welles) is about a newspaper baron who whispers the word "Rosebud..." on his deathbed. The rest of the movie retraces his life and rise to power, and there is a character whose quest is to find out exactly what "Rosebud" means. In the end it becomes clear that Rosebud doesn't really mean anything.
Anyway, the newspaper baron, Charles Foster Kane, was very clearly modeled on William Randolph Hearst, who also owned a huge newspaper network and was one of the most powerful men in America. He also was a womanizer, and the rumor around Hollywood was that "Rosebud" was the pet name he used for the genitals of one of his mistresses. When "Citizen Kane" came out and used the word, he was infuriated. He tried to have the movie destroyed before it was ever shown publicly.
(Hearst Corporation is still a huge media entity in America, owning a dozen newspapers, a few dozen magazines, some TV networks, etc.)
"Rosebud" by itself doesn't seem like a word to get angry about. But, like "Top Heavy", it may have private meaning that is intensely insulting to some people.
Wow its been almost a month since I suggested Top Heavy and look what's happened lol.
But I wanted to clear the whole debacle up for the record.
One day at the Phipps place Clint, me, and my buddies (all female) were shooting pool and coming up with wacky suggestions for the next Phlux cd title. Somewhere in the mix one of my friends who is, shall we say endowed, missed her shot and I said it's cos she's so top heavy (meaning big breasted in this instance). But then I suggested Top Heavy as a serious album title.
I like the way it sounds, I like the way it rolls off the tongue. It's easy to remember, I think it's fun to say. To me I don't mean boobs when I speak them, unless in a medical sense. I would like to see Top Heavy become the new "cool". To me its "a little uneven, but still holding up", and to me that's cool.
Gee Chris, that really clears that up for us all... :) but still those of us "in the know" know what Top Heavy *really* means. Like Zach said in his post, its all in how you take it. It could mean something to one person, but not another. Top Heavy is the equivalent to "Rosebud" in this instance.
I think most of the ideas my cousin Jamie and I came up with were pretty cheesy, infact my favorite is Bottom Light, however Jamie wanted me to submit the ideas and I told her I would. Take care and Happy Holidays.
The suggestions posted earlier by me really do suck, so if you guys have not titled the CD yet, please do not use those. The best suggestion I liked, I believe was from Chris called "Caution in Operation", either way any name you guys name it will be cool.