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Professor Dewey

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I would swap 'Southern California' in for 'Let It Shine' on the pending (near) perfect Anthology.  

"Let It Shine" is one I'd replace too. There are three or four others. The good people at Rhino Records should have given us a call.

Meanwhile, here's a brand new YouTube playlist for Sir Paul and other fans.

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"A Recent Side of Brian Wilson"

Eighteen and a half minutes from the last Beach Boys album and Brian's recent solo album that would have made an excellent Side 2 back when albums had sides.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnzY8RQcl4WDQnkhGx3j6617gp6Kd_V9N

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Gold - The Beatles - Solid gold.  I know this is a Brian Wilson Forum, but The Beatles at their best are pretty dang hard to beat. 

Silver - The Beach Boys - But, this comes close.  The addition of the harp was brilliant. 

Bronze - Glen Campbell

Tin - Willie Nelson - I was never really a huge Willie Nelson fan.
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Unlike, Professor Dewey, I would cross the street to see McCartney.  But I have trouble with mega crowds so huge ball parks and hockey arenas are bummers for me.  I usually need to pass those up.  I did see him with Wings a long time ago (Wings Over America, 1976 Live and Let Die era).  We camped out for hours to get in.  I was in the front row for the “fireworks”.  [crazy]  I LOVED it then.  Today, unfortunately, I’d be nervous being in the midst of the same thing.

Darren, I remember slipping out of the house to see Help! at the theater when I was 12.  It’s not that I would have been told not to go, but I probably would have been.  I was learning not to ask.  I remember the screaming girls in the audience.    But mostly I remember how vivid the music was in the theater.  That was impressive.  That’s what I keep going back to in my memory and that’s what I was searching for. I think you got closest.
That's a weird clip with Adam West as Batman on a surfboard (and all the rest).  Cowabunga!

Darren, Professor, and Al you are all great with the videos.

My votes on alternate Help versions:

   1) Carpenters, best of the bunch here.

   2) The Spoonful, sorry, t. The Spoonful look too happy to need any help.  They turned a sad song happy! Mike would like that.

   3) America, Ye Hah!

   4) Noel Gallagher.  He sounds stuck to the ground.

Professor, Southern California was on the short list for this week but I cut it thinking Catch a Wave worked better across the board.  I was also thinking at one point of Pacific Coast Highway. 

Popeye, Old Man and Teach Your Children  fit in great this week.  …So do the Bangles, bonnie.  Thanks.

kds, it’s a good thing to have both the Beatles and the Beach Boys.  Except for things like polls or battles like this, I don’t even think about choosing.  Seems like the Beatles are here quite often and they seem to end up in the playoffs, too.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Beatles song take the playoff Gold one of these times.

I’m with you John B on Let It Shine, but I’m happy for them all anyway.  Next anthology for Southern California.


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Deb, those fireworks in that circa '76 clip look tame compared to the '93 version.

Certainly a case of bigger not being better. 

It was the only thing I didn't like about the concert. 

This week, I was telling someone about the days when people camped out to get concert tickets. 

They looked at me as if to say, why didn't they just buy them online? 

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Seems like the Beatles are here quite often and they seem to end up in the playoffs, too.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Beatles song take the playoff Gold one of these times.


They nearly did in Season IV. 

'Penny Lane' lost the Gold Play-Off by two points to 'Surfer Girl'. 

Unfortunately, the Battle is heavily compromised nowadays as there is an internet copyright block on Beatles master recordings. 

We had a discussion about it last season in a post started by Al Forsyth, called 'Beatle music', currently sitting on page 3 of this BOTB forum. 

(Al wanted to use 'Strawberry Fields Forever' last year in his week that 'Surf's Up' - the eventual yearly winner - won. He was unable to because of the ban. Would 'Surf's Up' have won its original week if SFF had been part of it? We'll never know.)

Even if we find Beatles records on YouTube (or Vimeo), my own suggestion is we steer clear of them in the Battle as there is no guarantee those clips will survive until play-offs. 

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These were not hard to order at all this week.

GOLD (By Miles) - The Beatles. "Not just anybody". I'd cross fifty 6-lane roads in rush hour with concrete shoes on to see Paul live in concert.  Love the gravelly tone of John's voice here, and what an excellent live performance!  After listening to all the covers posted this week, I can safely say that only the Beatles do the Beatles best.  Everyone else needs 'elp.

SILVER - TBB.  This song is elevated by all that wonderful harmonising and Brian's voice rising above the others.  The lyrics lean towards the cheesy side, but I'll forgive the boys for sticking to the formula at this early stage in their careers.  

BRONZE - Willie.  He of the permanent purple haze.  I actually have a soft spot for this little tune.  Played at the funeral of my uncle because "Tutti Frutti" seemed a tad inappropriate for the occasion and nobody had a better suggestion.

TIN - Glen.  I didn't like this song at all the first time I played it.  The surprising number of favourable votes made me decide to give it a really good chance.  Sadly, it never got out of the starting blocks for me, in fact, it got worse.  I'm not keen on the lyrics, and it meanders along like a cowboy asleep in the saddle.

Arcade Fire, "Everything Now".  Because if we don't live in the moment, we're just not living.



A trait we should all try to live by.  Kindness, "Gee Up".



Where it all happens.  Bedroom, "In My Head".  (I'm speaking of our heads, not our bedrooms, but hey, you can take that either way.)



And every woman needs a few good men in her life.  Men I Trust, "Lauren". 



Al, thanks for the links to the Beatles movie.  I've never seen it, but must now.

Prof, loved the Stills-Young Band, "Long May You Run".  I'd never heard it before and the delightful Beach Boys reference was a surprise.

Thanks very much Deb.  [smile]

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Darren J. Ray

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Hard choice, bonnie. 

'On the Road Again' and 'Tutti Frutti' are always near the top of my list when it comes to what songs to play at funerals. 

If it's the latter, make sure you stick with the original....

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Shame about the Beatles not being in full play.  Darren, to answer you, no, I don't think that SU would have made it past SFF and maybe THAT could have won the year!  It was a turning point in pop music - THAT double sided single and gave us the clue abut what was coming - Pepper. 

I've been to five or six Macca shows the past ten or so years and every year the pyrotechnics seem to go further.  The most impressive, I thought, was at Citi Field opening.  The indoor ones are hard to fathom - how they can pull this off.  So Madison Square - get ready, I'm sure that they will be locked and loaded.  I'll cross state lines even, but the cost is always the prohibitive factor for me. In this case it will be drive and park (upper west side) and take the One train down to MSG - where I have NEVER attended a concert before.  Seeing U2 in a week in a stadium.

Bonnie and Darren, thanks for educating us, as always with music from your side of the world. Bonnie, when John Lennon and Paul McCartney met - should be one of those  anniversaries where we all say thank you to the great spirits - we NEED more meetings like this!!!!!!!!! 

Off to roots fest later today and then the evening is Sarah Jarosz and Rhiannon Giddens - let real music thrive!  Mega talents!!!
https://www.caramoor.org/music/american-roots/

Deb, as always, an interesting week. 

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One lump or 2?

More Lovin' Spoonful:

Younger Generation:


Old Folks:

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just the one lump, please.
but got one of my own already.
now suitably sutured and superglued.
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last evening's result of experiment with inadvertent impact assessment.
using my cranium and a sharp metal edge.
not so much 'catch a wave' as a frame,
not 'on the road again' but a staircase,
'help!'
was not my first utterance...
i'll resist any comment on the 4th of this week's 'botb' entrants...


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If it's the latter, make sure you stick with the original....


And the 'original' label says: "La Bostrie-Tenniman". One might think the original would bother to spell the writer's name correctly. It's Penniman!

Lovin' Spoonful - "You're a Big Boy Now"


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Mr. Adsett:  Metal on cranium?  Stick with the surfboard - and sometimes they hurt. 


There are NO excuses for missing a battle vote.  Get yourself healed properly though.

The old carrying things down staircases - remember Newton's laws - you CAN get hurt. 

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'help!' was not my first utterance...


...and I trust it was stronger than "cor blimey", Paul! BTW, I've been meaning to ask what's with the knickers (not in a twist) for your avatar? Thanks for the laugh with that quote...that was good medicine today. More on (not moron) that later..

GOLD -- Glen Campbell, Grow Old With Me -- Hovered pretty close to the top all week. Who wants to be old and lonely, anyway?

SILVER -- Beach Boys, Catch A Wave -- Need something youthful and positive after my Gold sentimentality.

BRONZE -- Beatles, Help! -- A cool song though for whatever reason not quite as huge for me.  BTW, am I the only gal here that thought Adam West had one of the hottest voices ever in Hollywood? Apparently, around the time of "Diamonds Are Forever", he was offered the role of James Bond and turned it down (?!?) , saying Bond should be played by a Brit. ~Sigh~ What if....[love]....that would've made me say "Sean who?"

TIN -- Willie Nelson, On The Road Again -- Whimsical, but too much mileage.

You can learn a lot about life from dogs. My Chihuahua/Yorkie, Chiquita, was an absolute spitfire livewire up until around her 10th birthday in January. Shortly after, she began slowing down. Turned out she had high blood sugar, so diabetic complete with decreased vision from retinopathy. More deterioration the past few days - the vet this morning mentioned abscesses in her...back end...and kidney issues. Somehow I'd been in a palliative care frame of mind with her this week, sensing something. Suffice to say the humane option was agreed and she entered Banana&LouieLand late this morning. I'm managing considerably well (ok, teary a bit hearing Glen again) but embracing my Dr. Seuss signature...grateful for the near decade I had with that great entertainer and therapist. "Buenos noches and viya con dios, mi Corazon!"   

Her chi-Ha!-Ha! look from a year or so back (Oh, and thanks for the music therapy, Deb!):

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paul -- The stairs make a nice story, but next time you cross swords with a samurai, remember to wear one of those cool helmet-mask things.


Nirvana, "Been a Son"


Lord Huron, "Brother"


Darlene Love, "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry"


Chuck Berry, "Dear Dad"


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Sorry that I missed voting in last week's battle -- have been occupied on a North Carolina beach vacation with our entire family.

My votes this week:

Gold -- "Help!", Beatles. One of their best early songs and one that showed John's growing maturation as a lyricist. Pointed to the future direction where Beatles music would be headed with Rubber Soul and beyond.

Silver -- "Grow Old With Me", Glen Campbell. This lovely posthumous John Lennon song, inspired by the opening lines of Robert Browning's poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra", deserves a strong rating on those merits alone. Campbell's cover version, coming late in his life on his 2008 album, has a special poignancy, considering Campbell's later challenges with Alzheimer's disease in subsequent years.

Bronze -- "Catch A Wave", Beach Boys. One of their numerous early songs that captured and help popularize the surfing craze.

Tin -- "On The Road Again", Willie Nelson. One of Willie's biggest commercial hits around the peak of his popularity. A decent enough song but I like a number of his other songs better.

Excellent battle this week, Deb!
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GOLD BBs
SILVER Glen.  Didn't know this one previously, but deserves its spot here.  Would have suited Roy O's voice too.
BRONZE Beatles
TIN Willie Nelson.  Unlucky, because I do like it too.

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