Author Topic: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?  (Read 7435 times)

JonFromMaplewood

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Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« on: November 03, 2015, 04:36:47 PM »
He calls semi-regularly, usually near the beginning of the show, and he is, shall we say, "non-standard issue."

Look, I am not saying I want this. I am asking if we collectively think it is happening.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 09:01:07 PM »
No such thing as the "new Spike"... there is only one Spike.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 09:01:52 PM »
Spike had depth, Avalanche Bob has none

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 09:09:10 PM »
Bob has a unique musical style. Spike likes doo-wop.
Too different.
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 09:26:19 AM »
Spike had depth, Avalanche Bob has none

Did Spike have depth from the start? I would argue that he didn't until Tom persisted with questions and plumbed that dark, disquieting depth. Time, plus Tom's efforts, provided the depth.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 09:56:33 AM »
I don't think there's much else to Avalanche Bob besides snowboard yodels and a devotion to Alex Jones.  By comparison, Spike has (god help me) an interesting personality and a rapport with Tom that makes for good radio.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 11:24:19 AM »
Did Spike have depth from the start? I would argue that he didn't until Tom persisted with questions and plumbed that dark, disquieting depth. Time, plus Tom's efforts, provided the depth.

This is a valid point. He may have yet to snowboard from his icy chrysalis and spread his wings.
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 11:48:16 AM »
He may have yet to snowboard from his icy chrysalis and spread his wings.

That is beautiful imagery, Jason.

Perhaps he just needs to find the note to shatter his chrysalis.

Just like Ella Fitzgerald used to do to that wine glass.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015, 12:50:51 PM »
Shades of exploding GM trucks on Dateline NBC in that commercial.
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2015, 12:51:48 PM »
Also: no, Jon, I don't think Avalanche Bob is the new Spike. He needs a lot more interests. Well, two more.
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2015, 02:50:06 PM »
I was somewhat down on Avalanche Bob after his prior call, but I feel like he redeemed himself in a major way by going out and getting his own Charley Morgan in the form of Kevin Kline's son. That's hustle. He did claim this, right? It feels weird that we're not talking more about Avalanche Bob revealing that that son of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates is now a part of AV33's band.
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2015, 03:50:55 PM »
I look at it like this: if Avalanche Bob isn't calling The Best Show, then he's calling his local sports talk show, and who wants that? Let him amaze and astound us with his bizarro take on music.

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2015, 05:42:28 PM »
I was somewhat down on Avalanche Bob after his prior call, but I feel like he redeemed himself in a major way by going out and getting his own Charley Morgan in the form of Kevin Kline's son. That's hustle. He did claim this, right? It feels weird that we're not talking more about Avalanche Bob revealing that that son of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates is now a part of AV33's band.

Owen Klein (sic) is referenced on this page: http://www.avalanchebob33.com/Rock-Star-Briarwood-NY.html.

I was quickly able to ascertains that Owen Kline  (non-sic) is an actor known for The Squid and the Whale and also suffers from juvenile diabetes.

This is Avalanche Bob right chere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEWjFYSo5Yo&list=FL2N5I6KY4DUkc0wmThUrE-g&feature=share&index=4

Oh dear.

The concept of "snow-whop" is also upsetting: "On one song, he might sound like Tony Bennett and another like a pop star from yesteryear. Whatever style he's working on comes out magnificently. The best part about him is he's come up with genres that are completely new. He does a thing called snow whop, taking cues from old school doo-wop."
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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2015, 07:13:09 PM »


 He does a thing called snow whop, taking cues from old school doo-wop."

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Re: Is Avalanche Bob the new Spike?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2015, 03:19:18 PM »
Avalanche Bob reminds me more of Stevie Blue.