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Deb#1

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OK, this is Melinda’s week! 

Here are a few songs proposed as a small birthday tribute to Melinda, Brian’s rock and mainstay who marks the occasion this week.  A small celebration, then….

Brian and Melinda came together over a Cadillac…it was a brown Seville, but I didn’t see a song about a brown Cadillac that I could use.

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I did find a nice version of “Pink Cadillac” sung by Natalie Cole, however.  Bruce Springsteen’s version may be more familiar, but I think Natalie Cole has a refreshing take.
Natalie Cole  - Pink Cadillac (1988)

To fix: repair, mend, restore.  “We all need somebody to lean on.”  Fixers are worth their weight in gold.
Coldplay - Fix You

This beautiful love song came to the fore in a timely manner for this week.  I’ve been listening and loving this from Brian’s recently released anthology.  It was originally on "Live at the Roxy Theater":
Brian Wilson - The First Time (Remastered)*


*If you cant see the video try this one:
Brian Wilson: The First Time

 

Wishes to Brian and Melinda for continued good times and lots family love and affection.
Our House (Remastered Version)*


*If you can’t see the video try this one:
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG OUR HOUSE

 

For cut and paste:
   Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac (1988)
   Coldplay - Fix You
   Brian Wilson - The First Time (Remastered)
   Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Our House (Remastered Version)
Your considerations and votes are welcome!


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Darren J. Ray

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Chances are some voters may not be able to play the Brian and CSN&Y clips. 

They're TOPIC clips, generated by YouTube itself, that usually don't work in all areas. 

If anyone can't view them, please let us know and we'll try to get around it. 
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In the Night Time and Our House don't work at ***MY*** house.  Still.  I know them well.  4 really good songs this week Deb.  One of the best battles ever!!!  All 4 deserving of high praise.

Gold-Cold...Play.  I am fixed. [so to speak/as it were/kind of... ... ...]  Unlike the rest...THIS one is an anthem.  Wow!!!
Silver-Coal...Natalie Cole that is.  I think she makes Bruce's song work better than he does.  I'll bet Bruce loved the royalties.
Bronze-Bri...'n Wilson.  Happy Birthday Mrs. W.  You get all the best wishes.  Thanks for sharing the presents.

And last...sadly least.  Graham's little ditty for Joni.  Maybe 'I Get Around' is more her song?  Not sure I trust Graham here.
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Here's another Cadillac Deb.  Not sure about the colour.  Let's say it's Brown... ... ...



Here's a Brian Option...



And that old CSN and Young 'thang'... tried 'n' true...

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Thanks, Lee,

Perhaps those who can’t view the original Brian Wilson and CSN&Y can view the ones below as subs.  If everyone can see these they can be the official entrants if it is required. I put these in the OP, too.

Brian Wilson: The First Time

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG OUR HOUSE

And another Caddy song back at ya:



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I'll be back to vote, meanwhile, let's get the party started...

Birthday Party - The Pixies Three


Always Drive a Cadillac - The Everly Brothers

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Gold - CSNY - Great harmonies 

Silver - Brian Wilson 

Bronze - Natalie Cole 

Tin - Coldplay - Never got the appeal of these guys.  
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Here's Bruce's original 



David Gilmour wrote a song for his wife Polly that appeared on his 2006 album, On an Island.  It's called............Smile 

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Bruce Springsteen also had a song called Pink Cadillac


It's the same song, kds. 

Springsteen wrote it. It was the B-side to 'Dancing in the Dark'. 
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It's the same song, kds. 

Springsteen wrote it. It was the B-side to 'Dancing in the Dark'. 


I just realized I worded my post incorrectly.  

Sorry, coffee's not working well today
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(re: P.C.).  It was about the time that Bruce was beaten up by his rock-critic management team, aka, Landau/Marsh, Inc., to stop being so dang operatic, and become more 'jus-plain folks': pretend to be more southern, ordinary, un-quirky if you will, more pedestrian, more middle of the country, more...Segar-esque... So out came mediocrity such as 'Pink Cadillac' that sold more than his actually original and artistic songs with multiple chords and jazzy key changes about the Jersey board-walk/ and New York City life.       
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(re: P.C.).  It was about the time that Bruce was beaten up by his rock-critic management team, aka, Landau/Marsh, Inc., to stop being so dang operatic, and become more 'jus-plain folks': pretend to be more southern, ordinary, un-quirky if you will, more pedestrian, more middle of the country, more...Segar-esque... So out came mediocrity such as 'Pink Cadillac' that sold more than his actually original and artistic songs with multiple chords and jazzy key changes about the Jersey board-walk/ and New York City life.       


I definitely prefer his Born to Run / Darkness on the Edge of Town type stuff, especially when the E Street Band was in full on Wall of Sound mode.  I was glad he kinda went back to that sound for The Rising.  

PC isn't a go-to Bruce song for me, but I do like a lot of the Born in the USA album.  
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Here's some early Uriah Heep - Come Away Melinda

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So what do you think? No comment.

Gold -- Brian Wilson -- A good one. Worthy to be included on the new compilation.

Silver -- Coldplay -- A worthy silver. Although I wondered if the rest of the group would get to be in the video. 

Bronze -- Graham Nash -- Another pretty one.

Pewter -- Natalie Cole -- I prefer Bruce's original, simple as it is.


The Blasters, "Long White Cadillac"


The Beach Boys, "Shelter"


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Port Arthur, Australia, 1996.  Thirty-five dead.  New, incredibly strict gun laws put into effect immediately. No more massacres.  

Such a tragedy, I am in shock.

Three from Bic Runga, for all Americans today.









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