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Deb#1

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After paul’s contemplative week I went for light and simple.

I’ve been waiting for spring to really take hold around here, but it’s just been rainy and cold.  While I’m waiting for that warm and wonderful weather to show I’m spinning a little daydream music to help pass the time. 

 Here we go:

Your Summer Dream - The Beach Boys (This plays for me even though there is no starting frame picture.  If it doesn’t play for anyone I will change it out.)

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

John Lennon - No 9 Dream

Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming

Go ahead and daydream bigly this week.  There’s a lot of good music out there to daydream to

For cut and paste:
Your Summer Dream - The Beach Boys
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
John Lennon - No 9 Dream
Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming


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Waking up to yet more snow here in the northeastern US - spring and summer - come on now!
Deb, it looks like a dreamy week:

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Good topic!  Here's my order:

1. John Lennon

2. Beach Boys

3. Eurythmics

4. Neil Sedaka

Here are three more dream songs - U.K. Kaleidoscope, Anny Celsi (with Nelson Bragg) & Alex Rex from Trembling Bells:







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Gold - John Lennon - Far superior to that other #9 track

Silver - The Beach Boys - Underrated early ballad

Bronze - Neil Sedaka

Tin - Eurythmics - I could go my life without ever hearing this song again. 

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Good morning, Deb!

Some really good ones to choose from!

My selections are:

Gold:  Beach Boys for Your Summer Dream.  Can't beat that 60's romance from the Boys!

Silver:  John Lennon for #9 Dream.  It is dreamy!

Bronze:  Neil Sedaka for I Must Be Dreaming.  Very pretty and I don't think I'd heard this one before today.

Tin/Pewter:  Eurythmics for Sweet Dreams.  I never cared much for this one, plus it suffers from overplay.

My final answer.

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Nice battle, Deb#1.

Gold -- John Lennon -- One of the best songs from his solo career.

Silver -- Eurhytmics, Euhrytmics, Eurythmics -- A very close second place. 

Bronze -- The Beach Boys -- Very nice, but minor compared to the competition. That annoying tapping makes it easier to put it in third place.

Tin -- Neil Sedaka -- A real show business personality, but this is a very distant fourth. Light-years even.


Claude Debussy, "Rêverie" for solo piano

youtube.com/watch?v=QRjllL-MP0U

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Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams



Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare - it's a kind of dream



Early Pink Floyd with Julia Dream

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Lee Marshall

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Oh how lovely...The order posted is my order now voted...How did you know Deb the FIRST?

For cut and paste:
Your Summer Dream - The Beach Boys
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
John Lennon - No 9 Dream
Neil Sedaka - I Must Be Dreaming

Rather busy getting ready for the move...you know packing and stuff.  Wish I could fall asleep, DREAM about all of this part of 'it', and then wake up there...unpacked and ready to ROCK...but NO!!!  Apparently it doesn't work that way.  WHY NOT?!?!?
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Lee Marshall

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Oh and here's a dream song Neil recorded with John in mind...
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Deb#1

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Morning, people!   [image] 
It looks as if that first video is fine, so no worries. Working on the laptop I just get a grey rectangle with 3 dots and the play arrow, but it plays. 
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On my tablet, though, I get a nice 50’s type beach scene.  

Thanks to the early birds bringing the videos and votes.

Al, it rained all night and it’s still drizzly.  We’ve lost our freezing weather, and we’ve had a few days of spring, but it’s not the Washington, DC kind of spring that can knock your socks off.  For the first time in many years I didn’t drop down to sniff the cherry blossoms in bloom.  I really like Louis Armstrong.  My favorite is probably “What a Wonderful World”. Here’s one  from “Satchmo “ I learned about because of Brian’s cover.

John E, Thanks for the video of Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg.  I would jump at the chance to see them live. This is my first listening to U.K. Kaleidoscope and Alex Rex.  U.K. K has an interesting vocal signature.  The harmony sound is vaguely familiar and yet again not.  Alex Rex…nightmarish, huh?  I usually never have nightmares.  The worst ones are when the dream feels so REAL!![eek]

kds,

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Eurythmics - I could go my life without ever hearing this song again.
(You and Cindy agree.)
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Far superior to that other #9 track.

  Evidently John had a thing about the number 9. From songfacts:
“John Lennon was fascinated with the recurrence of the number nine throughout his life, which included:
Lennon was born on October 9.
His first home was 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, Liverpool - three names which each contain nine letters.
The Beatles' first gig at The Cavern Club took place on February 9, 1961.
Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager, first saw them perform on November 9 that same year.
The Beatles' contract with EMI was confirmed on May 9,1962.
The Beatles' debut single, "Love Me Do," was on Parlophone R4949.
Lennon's son Sean shared his father's birthday.
As well as this song, which peaked at #9 on the Hot 100, Lennon wrote two others with the same number in the title: "Revolution 9" and "One After 909."
And this just happens to be Season 9 and week 9 of the BOTBs.
I like this video of Van Halen’s Dreams.  I just like flying.

Nightmares are indeed dreams.  I just don’t enjoy them.

Hi, Cindy, how are you doing?

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Eurythmics for Sweet Dreams. I never cared much for this one, plus it suffers from overplay.
 (You and kds agree.)
Can't beat that 60's romance from the Boys!  Yes, when they wanted to they could turn the girls on.  But (shields up) the Beatles were superior in regards to turning on the girls.

Larry,

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Eurhytmics, Euhrytmics, Eurythmics -- A very close second place. 
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Claude Debussy,”Rêverie" for solo piano.

 Sometimes I’m hesitant to post classical or semi-classical songs (works, pieces). I don’t know why, but it could be they just don’t seem to fit in with the rest.  So, good one for Debussy.  Here’s a “dreamy” Mozart right back at ya.:

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Neil Sedaka -- A real show business personality. 

Funny, I knew him from the radio. Most famously from “Calendar Girl”:

Lee is now in, too. [wave] Glad I put the votes in the right order for you.
Sometimes I wish I was a witch, a good one like Samantha from “Bewitched”.  I would just wiggle my nose and all that work would be done.
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Oh and here's a dream song Neil recorded with John in mind...

Do you mean John Lennon?  I don’t know that story.  The song is very germane today.

So… I leave you with a couple more from my time.  My very first guys:

Thanks for a great start this week.  And here comes the rain again….


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Lee Marshall

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Yes...It's Neil's tale about John ultimately moving to the U.S. and about the 'official welcome' he 'received'. 

Harbours open their arms to the young searching foreigner
Come to live in the light of the beacon of liberty
Plains and open skies billboards would advertise
Was it anything like that when you arrived
Dream boats carried the future to the heart of America
People were waiting in line for a place by the river

Chorus
It was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room
That people could come from everywhere

That was the perception...the 'dream' of the way it was and the way it SHOULD have been...but John Lennon was not the poster boy for 'the system' on this side of 'the pond'.  He was, in fact, officially considered to be entirely the opposite.  His lengthy fight to avoid extradition [or at least deportation]  and finally be allowed to stay was well documented... ... ...

Now he arrives with his hopes and his heart set on miracles
Come to marry his fortune with a hand full of promises
To find they've closed the door they don't want him anymore
There isn't any more to go around
Turning away he remembers he once heard a legend
That spoke of a mystical magical land called America

There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room
That people could come from everywhere.

Time's UP...especially now.  Tricky Dicky then...Spanky Trump now.  The dream never dies...just the dreamer.

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Deb, you probably know this but John died on Monday, the 8th of December at 11:00pm, New York time.

But in this part of the world, we were halfway through Tuesday the 9th, and it was the 9th in England, too. 

I always commemorate his passing on the 9th here. 
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Hi Deb.

Something quite incredible in the sound of Lennon's voice in No.9 Dream.  He may have been on to something too, nine happens to be the "magic number of the universe".  Look it up.

Denny.  I love this whole album.

youtube.com/watch?v=VNT-SJ3S7XQ

youtube.com/watch?v=zN8DaJbRCrY







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1. Gold of course, for "Your Summer Dream" by Brian & the boys

LOVE this song! and album.

2. Silver for "I Must Be Dreaming" by Neil Sedaka

I also never heard this song...B side?

3. "#9 Dream" by John Lennon

(from one of his weakest albums).

4. "Sweet Dreams are Made of This" by the Eur
doggone, have to scroll down to get a spelling  'Eurythmics'.   (the red green bar will not save me).

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now, I know, people are going to think I am just being contrary to place Neil Sedaka's song over St. John's.  Maybe so.  But just saw a new HBO documentary on Elvis, with lots of comments off camera by Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen and Priscilla, and the last song for the film's climax, rather than "Can't Help Falling in Love" was the one I would also have chosen--the 68 TV special live performance of "If I Can Dream" (a song that would fit this topic, actually).  It was really not very long after that performance, that John Lennon, while obtunded on heroin, made his famous comments to Rolling Stone about how cool they were and Jan & Dean so unhip, and 'Elvis died for me when he went into the Army.'   Ef you John Lennon, you ignoramus.  Sedaka is 2nd place this week, you are 3rd.  and you know what else?   I say the guy you beat up was right---about you and Brian Epstein.  But yes, yes, peace and love and the world being one, carry on. 
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Ha! Poor Bob Wooler. 

John B, Lennon's comment about 'Elvis died when he went in the army' was in interview with Andy Peebles on December 6th, 1980.

He also said in the authorised biography by Hunter Davies, first published in 1968: "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles".


'If I Can Dream' was used in Season I.

Week 44
Gold - I Wish For You (Carl Wilson - 1992-1997/2000) (51)
Silver - Wishing You Were Here (Chicago - 1974) (47)
Bronze - If I Can Dream (Elvis Presley - 1968) (40)
Tin - A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Linda Ronstadt - 1995) (22)
(Cynthia D. Hood)


'I Must Be Dreaming' was the B-side to 'Little Devil' from 1961. 
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