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kds

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Gold - S & G

Silver - The Beach Boys - Original version would be an easy gold

Bronze - The Kinks

Tin - Music Machine

Larry, seriously?  Trump winning the Election is worse than 9/11?  Worse than the deaths of 3,000 people?  I'm hoping that this is pure exaggeration. 
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The White Stripes,  "I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet)".







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Well, yippee ki-yi-yay, My Friends.
Just thought of this country classic that combines isolation WITH depression:





...along with this early classic by The Police (belated thanks for your throwback by them last week, t bedford):




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Oh, woe!



lol [biggrin]



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Gold - S&G - currently reading Peter Carlin's excellent "Homeward Bound" book so I'm listening to a lot of Mr Simon's music right now
Silver - Kinks
Bronze - Music Machine
Tin - BBs 
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Originally Posted by kds
Trump winning the Election is worse than 9/11?  Worse than the deaths of 3,000 people?  I'm hoping that this is pure exaggeration. 


We ALL hope that it's "pure exaggeration".  But the results of the kind of toll the entire world will pay...let alone minorities and those who oppose him in the States...will be a harder and colder number.  The loss of freedoms will be unforgivable.  This is ever-so obvious to everyone who's judgement hasn't been clouded by surrogates normalizing lies.  To stand by and say and do nothing as this horror show gears up would be criminal.

Gladly he's NOT my president.  Yet... ... ...OH-SO-SADLY... ... ...he is.  Thanks for nothing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-franz-ferdinand-slam-donald-trump-in-demagogue-w444942

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-jim-james-join-anti-trump-campaign-with-same-old-lie-w444859
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Popeye (not the sailor)

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My isolated votes:

Gold: Ganz Allein - Beach Boys - Whatever language this song is sung in it's beauty shines.

Silver: I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkel - Lyrical genius.

Bronze: I'm Not Like Everybody Else - The angst of growing up.

Tin: Bottom of the Soul - Music Machine - The clunker in a great set of songs.

Thanks t-bed!
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Larry Franz

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More political discussion in our little community that you might want to skip:

I was on my way to the World Trade Center that morning. I stood on the street and watched the buildings burn. I walked through the stinking air in the days afterward. It's a hard truth that the sudden tragic murder of 3,000 innocent people may pale in comparison to what a vengeful, narcissistic thug can unleash on the world.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/11/trump-north-korea-nuclear-crises-214457

In fact, assuming we avoid the use of nuclear weapons when he is provoked one night and wants to demonstrate his "toughness", a President who endorses the so-called "conservative" agenda will cause more than 3,000 innocent people to die by doing things like taking away their health insurance and gutting environmental regulations.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/why-some-politicians-are-more-dangerous-than-others/418582.article 

http://qz.com/837563/a-study-links-us-infant-mortality-rates-to-the-presidents-party-and-the-future-under-trump-is-worrying/

Even poor management of the economy will worsen the lives of millions of middle-class and working-class white people who will be even more disappointed and disheartened when the man who said he is the only who can fix their problems (e.g. by rebuilding the coal industry) fails to do so. That will lead to more dysfunction and more deaths.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/02/death-rate-middle-aged-white-americans-aids


And back to our game:

Don Gibson, "Oh Lonesome Me", 1959



Jonathan King (not Richman), "Everyone's Gone to the Moon", 1965



Joan Baez, "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", Farewell, Angelina, 1965


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1: The Beach Boys, why wouldn't such a great song work in German?

2: The Kinks

3.  Simon & Garfunkel

  (reminds just a little though of the line in that Costello song, 'All Grown up'
"you haven't earned the weariness that sounds so jaded on your tongue."

didn't those chaps have a pretty nice life about that time?  yet Paul was wishing he was 'a rock' trying to avoid his, uh, pain? 


4.  The Music Machine


p.s. now I have to go home to see if Larry really posted a Jonathan Richman song from 1965.... how could that be?  I have nothing from him earlier than 1975.
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Larry Franz

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Correction, John B -- I meant Jonathan King. (Blame anesthetic from minor surgery today)(or recent traumatic event)


The Yardbirds, "(Mister) You're A Better Man Than I", Having a Rave Up with the Yardbirds, 1965



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GOLD S&G  

SILVER  Strandjungen.  Best lyric (not far from the end) 'Fuerchte ich mich nicht'

BRONZE Kinks

TIN Music Machine


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DAN "ich mich nicht".  Sounds painful.  [smile]


The Hums, "Beat of My Own Drum".




Beck, "Loser".




Cold Chisel, "Standing on the Outside".





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Cold Chisel, "Standing on the Outside".


Bonnie, Jimmy Barnes is here in town tonight talking about his book and signing a few songs.  It's Mum's birthday otherwise I might have gone.

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DAN "ich mich nicht".  Sounds painful.  [smile]


Can't be easy to sing either.
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Larry Franz

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Nonconformity, isolation, the usual stuff...

Judy Garland, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", 1940



Three from Harry Nilsson

"She Sang Hymns Out of Tune", Pandemonium Shadow Show, 1967 (written by Don Henley)



"Spaceman", Son of Schmillson, 1972 (written by Nilsson)



"Cowboy", Nilsson Sings Newman, 1970 (starts quietly)



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Our latest voters include kds, Pete Simpson, Popeye (NTS), John B, and D.A.N. Thanks to all.

kds, I have to agree with Larry that the long term effects of a Trump presidency could be devastating on several levels. He's now the star of Celebrity Appre-sident, learning on the job.

Pete....MM over BB's!?! Personally, I'm impressed with your bold votes.

Popeye, Brian's spiritual side always shines through.

John B, since I Am a Rock was only their third S & G charting single (and even tho' Sounds of Silence was a #1), they probably were still operating under the "standard" musician contract of the day. And that contract heavily favored everyone except the artist, basically, so I don't think we can assume a "pretty nice life" at that point in their career. It's quite possible Paul signed away a good chunk of the songwriting...it was standard practice in 1965.

D.A.N. "Strandjungen" - I looked it up, but I'm not telling.

kds, Larry & Lee, thanks for the discussion.

Lisa, bonnie & Larry, thanks for the vids.

According to the current polls, The Music Machine seemingly has a monkey wrench/spanner in the works, so keep those votes coming in, & maybe we can pull off a surprise victory!![wink]


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