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John B

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how about Terry's fine work as a thespian such as in "Failure to Launch" with Kathy Bates?

I had a Hollywood Henderson story I tried to send earlier, but it did not work.  So, maybe I'll try to send it this time without calling him a 'dumb Okie' and see.  I once shared this story with fellow Oklahoman Skip Bayless.

Before HH made me laugh by telling Howard Cosell, "well, Howard I had lots of plans, but then I broke my neck..."   before then, I observed HH in the lobby of a very nice hotel where I was working.  He was smoking a cigar...then he dropped his cigar on our hotel's expensive carpeting and toed it out with his shoe.

Later, I served him room service, and he stopped me at the door--yelling to a young woman inside to 'Pipe down!' then easing the door half closed while he said to me very quietly: "...if you see any good lookin women, be sure and tell them to come up and see Hollywood!"     dumb Cowboy.




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how about Terry's fine work as a thespian such as in "Failure to Launch" with Kathy Bates?

I had a Hollywood Henderson story I tried to send earlier, but it did not work.  So, maybe I'll try to send it this time without calling him a 'dumb Okie' and see.  I once shared this story with fellow Oklahoman Skip Bayless.

Before HH made me laugh by telling Howard Cosell, "well, Howard I had lots of plans, but then I broke my neck..."   before then, I observed HH in the lobby of a very nice hotel where I was working.  He was smoking a cigar...then he dropped his cigar on our hotel's expensive carpeting and toed it out with his shoe.

Later, I served him room service, and he stopped me at the door--yelling to a young woman inside to 'Pipe down!' then easing the door half closed while he said to me very quietly: "...if you see any good lookin women, be sure and tell them to come up and see Hollywood!"     dumb Cowboy.






Can't say I've ever seen Failure to Launch, and as long as I can help it, I never will.  

He's never lead a pro team to a championship, but Jimmy Buffett has a couple of films on his resume.  He's also a big draw every summer, and I keep hoping he plays somewhere a little closer to me. 

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too bad, kds.  There is a Brian connection for 'Failure to Launch', that is, co-singer Zooey D. from 'On the Island' has a memorable supporting actor role!
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too bad, kds.  There is a Brian connection for 'Failure to Launch', that is, co-singer Zooey D. from 'On the Island' has a memorable supporting actor role!


I liked Zooey in Almost Famous (which features Feel Flows) and Elf (which is the first time I heard her sing).  
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My third major concert was the Eagles, the best concert I'd been to, until 2016, when a certain man and his band came to town.

"James Dean"




Best music, best company, and I said goodbye to my best friend soon after when she flew off to America to live forever.  Here's one for you, Jacey.  What an experience this was, huh? 






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There was a brief thread in 2012 about which early rock 'n rollers we got to see live.

https://brianwilson.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=5925509

Quoting myself: "The first time I saw the Beach Boys was around 1968 or 69. At a theater in the round near Disneyland called "Melodyland". It was during their bright-white-suits and neck-scarves phase, as I recall. The Grass Roots and a band called Sweetwater were the opening acts....". 

Later: "Found a site that says the Beach Boys, Grass Roots and Sweetwater played Melodyland on September 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday night) in 1968. I had just turned 17."

Brian wasn't there that night, of course. The first time I saw him in person was three years later at the Long Beach Arena, where they had played their first concert on Dec. 31, 1961. I thought the 1971 concert was on New Year's Eve, which would have made it the 10th anniversary of their debut, but that's not true. Someone wrote about the concert online:

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Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
December 3, 1971

C-Man writes: "Probably the only performance ever of 'A Day In The Life Of A Tree'. The Boys coaxed Brian out from the side of the stage to play organ while Jack Rieley sang it. They were going to do 'Heroes and Villains', but had to shorten the set because the Long Beach Police were going to turn the power off at a certain time. At the end of the main set, following 'Surf's Up', Jack Rieley comes onstage and announces they have just enough time to do two more before the plug is pulled, so instead of leaving and coming back for an encore, they just stay on stage and do the last two. The high vocal part on the end of 'Fun Fun Fun' is performed exactly 25 times tonight (I counted 'em!). Brian may have joined in for that, but Rob isn't sure. Contrary to what is written in Keith Badman's book, 'Surfer Girl' is not performed tonight."

SETLIST 

1. GOOD VIBRATIONS 
2. DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER
3. DARLIN'
4. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
5. LONG PROMISED ROAD
6. STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME
7. DISNEY GIRLS
8. TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR FEET
9. SLOOP JOHN B.
10. SURFIN' U.S.A.
11. IT'S ABOUT TIME

- Intermission -

12. COOL, COOL WATER
13. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TREE
14. LOOKIN' AT TOMORROW
15. CAROLINE, NO
16. I'VE GOT A FRIEND
17. OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
18. GOD ONLY KNOWS
19. TM POEM
20. SURF'S UP
21. DO IT AGAIN
22. FUN, FUN, FUN



There is a horrible-sounding recording of this concert on YouTube. Mike starts talking about getting Brian to come on stage to do "A Day in the Life of a Tree" at 59 minutes in. Brian appears at around 1:00:30 to loud applause.

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This was a tough week!!!!

Gold - Kodachrome - Paul Simon
One of my childhood sentimental favorites and like Cindy, this song makes me happy. I am very disappointed he did NOT play this at the concert we went to in June. Overall, he is better as S&G but I love this song.

Silver - Midnight's Another Day - Brian
Haunting lyrics that I am sure most people can relate to at some point their lives. One of my favorite Brian solos.

Bronze - Chicago 25 Or 6 to 4
This is one of my favorite Chicago songs. Love the energy. I always thought the reference was to time, not drugs. Sometimes, many times, lyrics have no specific meaning but they just sound good. A music/songwriting teacher told me that too.

Tin - Uncle Albert - Paul McCartney
I really like this one, but it is not at the very top of my list for Paul's solo stuff so someone had to be last, though reluctantly.

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Oh joy!! I get to vote on my Egglet's week! My yolk is full of pride......easy Egg...contain thyself in your shell!

Interesting picks......each song seemed to come from a different corner of the musical universe.....all good but diverse.

Onward......

Gold.....absolutely Brian for this creation....great alliteration, composition was so creative....made me imagine climbing a spiral staircase into the deeper part of the man's soul......he knocked it out of the park!!!

Silver.....Chicago for mixing a simple riff with intertwining horn-arrangements and Terry Kath's driving guitar work. Peter Cetera rounds out the song with high wire vocals backed with strong harmonies.

Bronze....these last two were close for me but I'm going with Wings. Paul loves to have fun when writing and he takes us on this goofy trip with him which at times seems childlike but entices nonetheless.

Tin......still a catchy song to sing along to and remember a simpler time.

That was fun EGGLET!!

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Oh joy!! I get to vote on my Egglet's week! My yolk is full of pride......easy Egg...contain thyself in your shell!

Interesting picks......each song seemed to come from a different corner of the musical universe.....all good but diverse.

Onward......

Gold.....absolutely Brian for this creation....great alliteration, composition was so creative....made me imagine climbing a spiral staircase into the deeper part of the man's soul......he knocked it out of the park!!!

Silver.....Chicago for mixing a simple riff with intertwining horn-arrangements and Terry Kath's driving guitar work. Peter Cetera rounds out the song with high wire vocals backed with strong harmonies.

Bronze....these last two were close for me but I'm going with Wings. Paul loves to have fun when writing and he takes us on this goofy trip with him which at times seems childlike but entices nonetheless.

Tin......still a catchy song to sing along to and remember a simpler time.

That was fun EGGLET!!

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Gold - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul & Linda McCartney - 1971)
Gold for its production and sheer imagination. And unlike some suites/medleys, all the bits are strong and interesting in isolation. I was wondering if international opinions this week would correlate with the song’s chart success. In the US, Canada and New Zealand, this single went to #1. In Australia, it went to #5. In the UK, ‘The Back Seat of My Car’, which I prefer, was the single and wasn’t a big hit, although Ram went to #1 there. It’s amazing how time has revised people’s assessment of Ram. At the time, critics slammed it as “a bad record, a classic form/content mismatch", as well as “pretentious”, “incredibly inconsequential", "monumentally irrelevant” and “the nadir in the decomposition of Sixties rock thus far”. Or “it would be naive to have expected the McCartneys to produce anything other than a mediocre record”. Ringo was quoted as saying: “I feel sad about Paul's albums ... I don't think there's one (good) tune on the last one, Ram”; while Lennon dismissed it on Imagine as “muzak”.

Silver - Midnight’s Another Day (Brian Wilson - 2008)
I don’t know what to make of this. Because it’s Brian, I want to like it. If it was totally Brian, I’d like it more.

Bronze - 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago - 1970)
Was this an answer song to ‘Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?’? I saw Chicago on the bill with Brian Wilson back in 2010. They impressed me as a great live act. Did they do this? Probably. But it’s not a favourite. The lengthy guitar solo is lost on me. If it was on the radio, I’d switch stations.

I’m wondering if the intro to ’25 or 6 to 4’ was an influence on the opening of this 1975 ball burster from Stevie Wright, written by Vanda & Young.



Participant - Kodachrome (Paul Simon - 1973)
Not a great admirer of Mr Simon. A strong, well-crafted song but not much of his solo stuff appeals to me. 

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Man, Jenny -- I'd be in the poor house if I could see all these artists live and in concert in such a short time frame. Thanks for letting me live vicariously thru your Battle choices!

GOLD -- Brian Wilson, Midnight's Another Day -- By the slimmest of margins over Silver. Yep, I distinctly remember that time 10 years ago right around now when a so-called "demo" (sounded as regal as this released version...but better mostly from those memories) was available on this site. Would be a treat if the MAD on the upcoming "Playback: The BW Anthology" was that demo...or at least featured as a bonus track, perhaps? Another fantasy, I know. 

SILVER -- Paul & Linda McC, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey -- Ooh, so close to tipping Brian. True, it was surprisingly fresh, complete with those Wilsonesque modular morphs musically for a track released barely a year after the Beatles went kaput. I also like that "hands across the water" bit, and was always amused at how that spoken voice has an uncanny resemblance to John Cleese (but isn't). 

The choices were so great - for me, anyway - that I have to cop out with some good reasons and give a tied Bronze:

BRONZE (A): Chicago, 25 or 6 to 4 -- It's just a song with "oomph".  Plus, I have memories of playing this along with a few others in a Chicago medley in junior high school band concerts (I played 2nd alto sax, often deafened by the trumpets behind me!). 

BRONZE (B): Paul Simon, Kodachrome -- That nice tappity tap beat, plus the title alone has historical value. We now have one or two generations that have no idea what Kodachrome is. Back in the day to take photographs, we had to buy film, take pictures, take the film back to the drugstore or camera shop and wait about a week (translation: FOREVER) to see how many pictures turned out and are worth keeping. bonnie's posted fun YouTube vids of kids going over stuff like that. Anyways...

Thanks for the fun week, GGH/Jenny! I'm giving YOU a standing ovation!  [thumb]

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Can't say I've ever seen Failure to Launch, and as long as I can help it, I never will.


That makes two of us! Never understood the appeal for Sarah Jessica Parker, and Matthew "allriiight, all right, allriight" McConaghey is basically a punchline, ain't he? 
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Thanks Linda and Darren for your votes!

Darren, interesting points about RAM. I didn't know all that!

Linda, great choices. Yes, I'm very lucky to be able to attend all theses concerts. I'm glad you like the week!

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A hard week to pick, Egglet.  (And I looked up that translation, Mrs Egg ... got both meanings.  [smile])

This week has been the hardest to order so far, but here's what came out in the wash. 

GOLD - Paul M.  I always complain about the slippers and knitting tone to Paul McCartney and Wings muzak. But he gets my Gold again.  Perhaps it's time to get me a couple of sticks and some lamb fluff in a stringy form?  Anyway, he's back at the top again, much to my surprise, and I love this song.  Lisa, I know knitting is an art.  Any art that requires two hands is beyond me.  Any art that requires one hand is also beyond me.  

SILVER - Brian.  Not a song you can listen to once and be done with.  Sweet piano intro, Brian sings with feeling, and it's got a positive message. Even though the song makes me feel a little melancholy.  I like Brian's more mature voice here, while you can still pick out that wistful tone.  How does it go?  "Even the happy songs sound sad?"

BRONZE - Chicago.  This one could have easily made Gold for me on another week.  Okay, probably Silver, because beating something connected to BDW would be difficult.  Wiki tells me it's "25 minutes or 26 minutes to Four o'clock", meaning it's about 4.35 or 4.36.  I would say they would have called it "40 or 41 to 5" had they wanted to make it a drug reference. "Bye, Felicia!"

TIN - Paul S.  This is an exceptionally good song, with what must be one of the greatest lyrical hooks and visual imagery ever (in black and white, of course). Unfortunately, learning that crap at high school usually leads to learning crap at University or some such, which generally leads to employment.  Just sayin'.  

The BEST concert of my life was the Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary concert last year.  It was the very first performance of the tour, and the concert was magical from start to finish.  I had thought I'd never get the opportunity to see Brian live, so this really was something special.

Here is Al on lead, from that very night.








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Darren, Ram was despised by the critics and one example is the hip (back then) Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/ram-19710708
Tough times to be a fan back then, but I remained loyal and actually liked the album - then and now.

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Oops. Again, unnoticed typo. Sorry Lisa! And I am NOT Mrs. Egg! I'm the baby egg!
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