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Do you remember this, the future wife of Johnny Depp, which came out when you were ten?


Non.  I did see his other ex on TV this week though.

Different Lindy, bonnie.  There seems to be a lot of Lindys (and variations) around but maybe that's just me.   I wonder if it's because we heard about Lindy C so much.

That Icehouse song was co-written by John Oates (of "Hall and...")
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Heck, I meant to add a fun fact on the Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together" that Larry posted. 

Watch the movie clip version from the original "The Parent Trap". The left hand and arm on the black dress "twin" disappears for just a second or two in that old skool splicing together around 2:10. (You'll have to be Quick Draw McGraw to freeze or slow down around then to spot it). I'd heard or read that about that scene before...what 10-year-old doesn't like crazy oddball stuff like that? Why, it's right up there with the disappearing baby raccoon being washed in "Bambi":



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Heck, I meant to add a fun fact on the Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together" that Larry posted. 

Watch the movie clip version from the original "The Parent Trap". The left hand and arm on the black dress "twin" disappears for just a second or two in that old skool splicing together around 2:10.

Lisa -- To hell with the battle. This is important. I don't see anything strange around 2:10, but her left arm or hand seems to disappear with a little "poof" a couple times between 2:17 and 2:20. It's when she's standing sideways, so it looks like she's just swinging her arm behind her. Maybe she didn't swing it properly and they tried to make it look like she did? I think the editing works.


While I'm here, I could post something from bonnie's 1984, maybe from R.E.M.'s Reckoning album or Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. Instead, these are from that year's great album by Los Lobos, How Will the Wolf Survive?

"Will the Wolf Survive?"
youtube.com/watch?v=9NKsIQYc2zs

"A Matter of Time"
youtube.com/watch?v=vdfuPQnQNm8

"Corrido #1" (live because the studio version might not play)
youtube.com/watch?v=Gw3Sk6jIOYY

"Our Last Night"
youtube.com/watch?v=q4kV1EdELNs


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Larry....either it's my eyes or watch her full frontal when the arm is down beside the guitar and lifts up. Could be a couple of others there also. Like I said, gotta be nerdy quick - or have frame-by-frame slo-mo to catch it. Made ya look, anyway.  [biggrin]

Beware, I have a terrible tendency of being a female Cliff Clavin from "Cheers" with a wealth of ridiculous information.  [crazy]
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Having intently studied those few seconds, I can honestly say I don't see Hayley's arm, hand or haircut disappear. Of course, my eyes and brain aren't totally reliable. Sometimes it's like we're just, well, you know....

Bruce Springsteen -- "Dancing in the Dark" (1984; live in Barcelona more recently)
youtube.com/watch?v=R0Dk_LuD5d8

"My Hometown" (1984)
youtube.com/watch?v=z6LABdHtkUA


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bonnie, I was going out with her during the Chamberlain trial.

It was weird to be going out with a girl named Lindy and the newspaper stands blaring out LINDY PREGNANT and LINDY HAS BABY as we'd be walking through the city.

My own Lindy hated it, protesting "it's not even her real name". 
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lisa
- quick, pass the gideon's bible,
this is a showdown!
that's nancy!
the third one there.
well, her name is mcgill,
(though she calls herself lil...)...

djr
- your girlfriend must've been hopping mad!

now, where were we, again?

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1984 was the year of Stop Making Sense, the terrific Talking Heads concert movie, which included the Big Suit.

"Girlfriend Is Better"
youtube.com/watch?v=9r7X3f2gFz4

"Life During Wartime"
youtube.com/watch?v=s3A5CKkbH1o


Lindsey Buckingham also released his excellent Go Insane album. Stop making sense? Go insane? What was going on in 1984, besides bonnie being 10?

"Go Insane"
youtube.com/watch?v=NF9fkXIqnis

"Slow Dancing" (semi-available album track & abbreviated video version)
youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0k55UpkTU

youtube.com/watch?v=HoZT7IfbeXg

"D. W. Suite" (the Dennis Wilson tribute & winner of the coveted Tin facing tough competition in season 5)
youtube.com/watch?v=MAIdrbYiUB0


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simply, 'morning in america'  
walter mondale failed to convince 49 states
that the reagan  doctrine, the sdi and reaganomics weren't the best way forward
- the eastern bloc boycotted the california olympics
- satan infiltrated the minds of heavy metal fans (believe me...)

'my fellow americans,

i'm pleased to tell you today that i've signed legislation that will outlaw russia forever. 

we begin bombing in five minutes....'

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paul -- Your command of American history is impressive. For others less versed in that screwy subject:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_begin_bombing_in_five_minutes

But 1984 is the last year we lived in Los Angeles and the freeways were wonderfully empty during the Olympics. Few considerations are more important to anyone who lives in or around Los Angeles.

The Ramones, "Danger Zone", Too Tough To Die, 1984

New York city is a real cool town
Society really brings me down
Our playground is a pharmacy
Kids find trouble so easily
Other countries are just as bad
The soviets really make me mad

youtube.com/watch?v=1AqHqDZZLuw


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command?
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Avoiding the last minute rush to the deadline:

Gold -- "Like A Virgin", Madonna. Perhaps by default against this week's competition, this early Madonna classic takes my gold. I really enjoyed most of Madonna's early albums when her sound was fresh and distinctive, and this big hit certainly fit the bill. To me, she was at a creative peak in the mid-80s, then later by the 90s tried to become edgier and eventually seemed to slip into self-parody. But at her peak, Madonna had a bunch of good hits and ruled the charts during most of the 80s. Said another way, perhaps, Madonna was bigger in the 1980s than the Beach Boys were in the 60s, and with a lot more #1 hits. 

Silver -- "What You Do to Me", Carl Wilson. Carl's solo music never really caught on outside his core fan base, but this album and song are certainly decent enough. And, compared with my bronze and tin votes, it has a notable melody, catchy arrangement, and Carl's distinctive vocal quality. And I give Carl credit for being willing to break out of the Beach Boys' dysfunctionality in the 80s and strike out on his own for a while. 

Bronze -- "Two Tribes", Frankie Goes to Hollywood. This song got little airplay in the US and did not make the hit charts here, so I only remembered it vaguely, perhaps more for the video than the music, which to me was too similar to their big hit "Relax", which did get a lot of airplay and chart success here. Fortunately, after all the nasty and dangerous Cold War threats during the Reagan years (remember Reagan's "Star Wars" defense program?), the Soviet Union collapsed a few years later during the recently deceased President George H.W. Bush administration when Michael Gorbachev oversaw the soft collapse of the Soviet Union into its former states, and the eventual reunification of Germany. Europe is in a much better place these days with a weaker Russia, although Putin and his buddy Trump are seemingly increasing the worries about a once-again ascendant Russia.     

Tin -- "Blue Monday", New Order. I've never been a big fan of much dance music, especially songs that don't really have much of a melody or even a very good dance beat. This song never charted here in the US, though it became very big in other parts, and I don't think I'd ever heard it before this week. Nothing lost, from my perspective. Give me Daft Punk and Nile Rogers any day over this one from back in the day.



I may be about the oldest geezer around these parts, so my ten year-old music era came along in 1959-1960. That was a relatively low-key period in music after the first wave of rock and roll and before the advent of the Four Seasons, Beach Boys, and the British Invasion and a resurgence of now-classic pop/rock music. Buddy Holly was gone by then and Little Richard was finished having hits, while young Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Ricky Nelson were still making hit records. This was also a period of some classic pop instrumentals, a novelty dance hit called The Twist (originally by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters), the rise of a young Texan with a majestic voice named Roy Orbison, and hits by other artists before the next big wave of fresh new music hit between 1962-1964, just as the early baby boomers were coming of age as teenagers. A few of my favorite biggies from 1959-1960:















And across the pond, the first big international hit for these legendary guys:


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Dan, Non? You don't know what you're missing. (Joe and his big yellow taxi, to be precise.) And I thought there could only be one Lindy in the whole of Australia!

Lisa, you must have very good eyes. I've poured over that clip and can't see it. The racoons - yes. The limbless - non. (thanks Dan). Hayley did get a little more adorable with each replay, though. (Just because I will go back to this, is it just the lower half of the arm?) 

Larry, you've obviously trawled through the great pile of synthesised crap, sequins and rag ribbons to find something decent and enduring from 1984. Well done, that would have taken some research! A big year for Springsteen in 1984, and a much-appreciated sound at long last for many people, I'm sure. I wasn't aware of anything else Los Lobos had done except the La Bamba cover. Also, David Byrne just toured here. I would have loved to see this show, as he is known for his stage art as well.



Darren? What was her real name? And what became of your "it-wasn't-me" Lindy? 

paul paul paul. [smile]

Tom, thank you for your votes. Not an impressive bunch for you, but as usual you voted well and with thought. My brother pointed out the other day that an entire Daft Punk album would have fewer words than half a Bob Dylan song. He does have a point. Loved the Ray Charles, always do. I should become a fan. Amazing how many great songs you pulled out of what you described as a low-key year. And with your votes, I'd have thought you'd be a Two Tribes kind of guy. Now, back to your cave. Seems everyone I know in America has a cave or bunker of some description these days. Must be a roaring trade on shovels.









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(Just because I will go back to this, is it just the lower half of the arm?) 


Hi bonnie...yep, the lower half, elbow downward. I was just looking online, hoping to find backup and yahoo!...there's a freeze-frame around 1:26 in this brief story of Hayley's double on shots where you only saw the back of one of their heads:



Let's see if I'm done with the unexpected Disney derailment.  [wink]

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In 84 his Purpleness was in full swing:



My 10th year - a few songs would be: Ticket To Ride, California Girls, Satisfaction.  Ah, the good old days.

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