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Deb#1

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It seems as if you all can see the videos now.
Thanks for getting the party off to a great start, t.  Those are some crazy videos. The Pixies Three - Birthday Party (1963):  what solid Pennsylvania girls…I was a solid Pennsylvania girl of ten when that came out.  What a hoot it would be to play this at my 80th. I hope I get there.  And don’t get me started with the Everly Brothers… my first ever crush…besides Danny around the corner, of course.  “I hope you always drive a Cadillac...”
kds,  Bruce would have been the obvious go to for “Pink Cadillac ”based on hit status.  And while Bruce’s version is fine, it’s just a tad plodding against Natalie’s more melodious account.  John B accurately characterizes Bruce’s version as pedestrian.  And I, too, struggle with Coldplay but I have begun to see some redeeming value in them.  Not all Coldplay is the same.  I kind of like this one.  I keep trying to appreciate the now.  Uriah Heep’s “Come Away Melinda “is excellent.

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So what do you think? No comment.

Hmmm?…Larry thanks for “Long White Cadillac”.  I guess they do come in all colors.  They are just not as long or wide these days.
It is a sad week , bonnie, with a horrible tragedy in Las Vegas.  My heart hurts at such senseless violence and death.  Bic Runga “This Girls Prepared for War” is haunting, but I couldn’t see “The Lonely Sea” or “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”.
And in other sad news, it looks like we are losing Tom Petty, too.  Tom was found at home in full cardiac arrest and rushed to the hospital.  The prognosis is not good.
The hot dog stand and Cadillac dealership in Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” video:

[The-hot-dog-stand-and-Cadillac-dealership-in-Tom-Pettys-Free-Fallin-video]Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

I’m tracking the votes, thanks…


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So what do you think? No comment.

Hmmm?…

I was thinking about the day's news and the act of not commenting on it.

Frank Sinatra, "The Second Time Around"


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Gold - The First Time (Brian Wilson - 2000)
I don’t own Live at the Roxy Theatre but I wouldn’t go close to buying these other three. The first and last time I'll listen to it. 

Silver - Pink Cadillac (promo clip version) (Natalie Cole - 1988)
Forgettable. Had a soft spot for Natalie. Seemed she lived in her famous late father’s shadow. Then she lived in Whitney’s shadow. Then Whitney died. And so did Natalie.

Bronze - Our House (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 1970)
Into our eighth season, we must be digging the bottom of the barrel to have three songs from these jokers in the past 13 weeks. Apparently, Graham Nash became bored with this song the day after he recorded it. What took him so long?

Participant - Fix You (official video version) (Coldplay - 2005)
Is that crowd noise really on the record? I’ve never been a fan of Coldplay since this guy popped up, performing this song on the British sitcom, When the Whistle Blows. What would Chris Martin be doing visiting a factory in Wigan? It was mental. You would never see someone like Ricky Gervais in such a blatant and shameless grab for self-promotion.

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Larry's order exactly:

1) Brian's "The First Time"
2) Coldplay's "Fix You"

3) CSNY "Our House"  

didn't use to like the line about the kids in the yard rhyming with life use to be so hard.  seemed too pat.  to be fair, now I know the truth
to that line...

4) 'Pink Cadillac' by Natalie Cole

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Moderator Darren:  you puzzled me with that comment about not owning 'Live at the Roxy'.  Why on earth not?  fabulous CD.   I'm going to guess...because you're of that age, generation just younger than kds, that 'downloads' everything on their digital devices and doesn't buy anything?  Something like that?
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Larry's order exactly:

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Moderator Darren:  you puzzled me with that comment about not owning 'Live at the Roxy'.  Why on earth not?  fabulous CD.   I'm going to guess...because you're of that age, generation just younger than kds, that 'downloads' everything on their digital devices and doesn't buy anything?  Something like that?


Definitely a great buy, and probably the best BW solo live document on the official market, especially if you can snag the import version with all the bonus tracks.  
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?  curse you kds. obsessive completest here:  WHAT bonus tracks?
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?  curse you kds. obsessive completest here:  WHAT bonus tracks?


The following three were on a 2001 reissue

Barbara Ann 
Sloop John B 
Brian Wilson Interview 

The following two were on a UK version 

Wouldn't It Be Nice 
Help Me Rhonda

I have an import that I got from Discogs (I believe it's a Japanese import CD) that has all of the bonus tracks.  

The one saving grace if you have a version without the extra tracks is that it's not like they're rarely performed songs.  
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...yes, but I don't have 'Wouldn't it be Nice'!

first Vegas, then Petty, and now this!   What a bad day!
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Speaking of Tom Petty.  The leadoff song off Tom's 1999 album Echo is apparently a tribute to the best man at Brian and Melinda's wedding - Carl Wilson

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Hi John B. 

Fair question and thanks for asking. 

I do download most of my music these days, but with acts I love, like Brian, I would always buy the physical product in the shops with my hard earned. 

Fact is I don't think I ever saw Live at the Roxy in the shops. And I'm just not big on live anything. So I may not have been swayed to buy it anyway. 

I do own most of Brian's solo albums - admittedly, not No Pier Pressure - and all the Beach Boys ones, sans Summer in Paradise, simply because it's no longer available. 

I do like my Brian solo records pristine, with just his vocals, ala Brian Wilson and Imagination. Guests and the like just don't do it for me. That's just me.  
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In the shops?   what a quaint concept.

don't you know about Amazon/Ebay/CD Baby/Jagamart and the like?   You sound like my stance against cellphones.

how did someone odd as me get to be moderator?  ha.
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As much as I love the convenience of buying my CDs on Amazon and not having to leave the house, I do still on occasion like to take some time as a local record store and seeing what I can find.  Plus, with streaming and such, record stores will likely cease to be at some point in the not too distant future (we just had a local one close its doors), so I'm going to enjoy that while I can.  
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Larry's order exactly:

1) Brian's "The First Time"
2) Coldplay's "Fix You"
3) CSNY "Our House"  
4) 'Pink Cadillac' by Natalie Cole


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OK, Larry, I get you on the "no comment".
There no record stores near me.  Target and Walmart do NOT count.  It’s not at all like browsing a real record store where you can smell the vinyl.
Darren, I didn’t really count the many CSN&Y songs these past weeks.  Some of those guys’ antics have been pathetic.  They were of our time, though, and I have a fond memory of singing “Our House” with some high school friends.  We’d go nuts on “Suite Judy Blue Eyes “ “do-do-do-do-doot, doot, doot, do-do-do doot.”.  I consider it a good thing to be in the company of Al and Cynthia in our choice of song artists.
Here’s one by Tom Petty now, appropriate for this week:


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OK, Larry, I get you on the "no comment".
There no record stores near me.  Target and Walmart do NOT count.  It’s not at all like browsing a real record store where you can smell the vinyl.




Dang, I guess I'm lucky in that we still have two record stores in the Baltimore area.  And, at least for now despite the apparent lack of demand for physical product, they each always have people in them. 
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