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Darren J. Ray

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Reply with quote  #46 
Darren? What was her real name? And what became of your "it-wasn't-me" Lindy? 

What do you think happened, bonnie?

I was a 20 year old singer/musician. 

One night, to my eternal regret and shame, I had a late night 'liaison' with a fan that I immediately regretted.

Guilt-ridden, I 'fessed up to Lindy.

She, of course, retaliated by going to a party and 'sleeping' with a guy she didn't love.  

She got pregnant. (Those Alice Lynne Chamberlain headlines rang true.)

We didn't speak to each other for the next 23 years. She and her mother would ignore me every Thursday night when I saw them at the shopping centre. I watched this bewildered child growing up from a baby to a man, wondering why his mum and grandma despised this stranger. 

We're both now in our fifties, both unmarried, she still lives with her mother and has a 33 year old son and is a grandmother.

Too much information?

Every action has a reaction.

My only solace is it makes a good story, I get to feel sorry for myself and every night or so sing songs like this and mean it....

Larry Franz

Posts: 491
Reply with quote  #47 
Lisa -- that disappearing arm really does go by quickly. But thanks for sharing that video. Hayley's double was adorable too. The whole movie was adorable. Hell, even "Uncle Walt" was probably adorable in a way.

Probably my last contribution this week:

R.E.M., "Pretty Persuasion" and "So. Central Rain", Reckoning, 1984

Thank you, bonnie bella.

Originally Posted by bonnie bella

Larry, you've obviously trawled through the great pile of synthesised crap, sequins and rag ribbons to find something decent and enduring from 1984. 

Actually, I skimmed the "Albums Released" section of Wikipedia's "1984 In Music" article, but thanks for suggesting I might work hard. [smile]

David W

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Reply with quote  #48 
Sorry no time ! very quick vote !

Gold -New Order
Silver- Madonna
Tin  -Carl (sorry ! )
Cantina Margarita

Posts: 161
Reply with quote  #49 

Hi Bonnie,

oh, the 1980. Not a decade I feel comfortable with. I wasn‘t aged 10, but rather aged 20-25 at the time when your 4 songs were released. And I was completely conscious of all the madness and bigotry and embarrassment in the world. You‘re expected to have the time of your life at that age, but I didn‘t have anything but cold war military service and family decay. And some very successful academic education near the end of the decade, which catapulted me into present, with everything behind me – on the bright side. But by now, everything seems to be returning to the state of the 1980s again ...

A song to summarize my 1980s might be this one …

…. boom … crash …. boom …. crash … boom …. crash ...

What I was like at 10 ? Here‘s what all German kids were like in the seventies:

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That guy was far more important to my cultural education than any nursery personnel or college professor. Sometimes I wonder if he got notice of BW‘s triumphant resurrection before he passed.

The 4 songs (sorted from best to worst)

1. Two Tribes (FGTH) … three divisions above the rest. The world really doesn‘t seem any better than that. A song like f‘ck them all.

2. Like A Virgin (Madonna) … because that was long before she became the queen of posers …

3. New Order … if this is Kraftwerk‘s important influence on rock music, they should be ashamed of themselves

4. Carl … Mal S. never featured their 1980s material, and I‘m glad he didn‘t

Sorry Bonnie, I can‘t support the 1980. Here‘s a jewel from Mal‘s radio show when I was ten. Like mother milk to me. 

… and yes, we were able fo follow the lyrics. He was kind enough to explain.


Cantina Margarita

Posts: 161
Reply with quote  #50 
Here's another FGTH one, inevitable in the Christmas season ... at least where I live.

For sure, one of the 50 "best songs ever written", and always almost making me cry.

Interesting to see them wreck the set in the "Two Tribes" video. [rofl]
Darren J. Ray

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Reply with quote  #51 
Cantina, this place just hasn't been the same without your candour, perspective and humour, mate. 

When bonnie commented on 'Fox on the Run' the other day, I thought, "Gee, and it's not even my favourite Sweet song". Yep it's 'Action', so thanks for having such superb taste!

Poor Brian Connolly. A sad tale. Dead at 51. Chronic alcoholic.

Mick Tucker, the drummer, died young too. Leukemia.

About time a host used the Sweet.  
Verden McCutcheon

Posts: 461
Reply with quote  #52 

   Season 9 Week 41...and then we were ten...

                                1)Two Tribes...classic 80' the video.i used to laugh my ass of then watching it and still gives me a chuckle today.

                                2)What you do to me...This is a pretty good song by Carl and to bad it didn't catch on commercially .He performed it live with The Beach Boys at the Seattle Show in 83.

                                3)Like a Virgin...Never crazy about it but it did have a memorable catchy tune.

                                4)Blue Monday...ok .gets monotonous after awhile

                                                                     Love the 80's


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Reply with quote  #53 
A child of ‘53 I am. Ten plus would make ‘63.
Let’s see, in ‘63:
-January 3 - The Beatles begin their first tour of 1963 with a five-day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, “Love Me Do”, beginning with a performance in Elgin.
-In the list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1963, which appeared in the December 28, 1963 issue of Billboard, Surfin’ USA was number one. (Later revised to number 2 some years later.)
-Add Puff the Magic Dragon
And I was off...potent year.
My votes:
Gold - Carl Wilson- What You Do to Me
Silver - Madonna - Like a Virgin
Bronze - New Order - Blue Monday
Tin - Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Sometimes I can remember what it feels like to be 10.
Nice week, bonnie.

I try hard to be strong
But sometimes I fail myself
And after all I've promised you
So faithfully
You still believe in me
I wanna cry . . .”

bonnie bella

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Reply with quote  #54 
Thanks very much to those last voters, Cantina, David, Verden and Deb.  Where for artfowl, paul?

Turns out Carl outshone the lot of them this week, despite being the only song not released as a hit single.

What Carl did to most of us was enough for a GOLD position. 48 smackers. (7G, 5S, 1B, 3T)

Madonna wiped the floor with the boys gaining SILVER and causing a number of ten-year-olds to seek out bigger dictionaries. 41 amourous points (3G, 6S, 4B, 3T)

Frankie never really left home, although two of the last voters were big fans. 36 peace loving votes. (2G, 3S, 8B, 3T)

It is a blue Monday over here for New Order, doubling the time and halving the love.  I wonder what pauls votes would have done with these lower two songs? 35  (4G, 2S, 3B, 7T)

Sixteen robust voters in all. 

Lisa, I saw the arm, or I didn't see the arm, I don't know.

Larry, your Bruce Springsteen was excellent, and Al reminding us that talent like Prince was around.

Darren. Shop somewhere else, earlier, or on Tuesdays. [smile]  I say more Bindy's and less Lindy's anyway...

It's about 1984, that'll do.

Over and out.


Clowns divorce: custardy battle.     Simon Munnery

Darren J. Ray

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Reply with quote  #55 
Well done, bonnie. 
They’re in the book. 
It was the second time around for ‘What You Do to Me’. (So much for me saying I didn’t think I’d ever heard it before!)
It won the Silver in Week 44 of Season III (Cindy Hood), scoring 43 points and 26.87% from 16 voters. ’Tired of Toeing the Line’ by Rocky Burnette beat it by nine points.
This time, it won the Gold with 48 points and 30.00% from 16 voters.  
It was Carl Wilson's ninth solo entry (three songs have been used twice).
His results have been: 

Heaven (a Gold in Week 11 of Season I - Gordon Higgins), 
I Wish for You (a Gold in Week 44 of Season I - Cynthia D. Hood), 
What You Do to Me (a Silver in Week 44 of Season III - Cindy Hood), 
I Wish for You (a Silver in Week 17 of Season IV - D.A.N; 9th in Preliminary Final),
Rockin' All Over the World (a Gold in Week 34 of Season IV - Cindy Hood), 
Heaven (a Gold in Week 35 of Season IV - Cindy Hood), 
The Grammy (a Tin in Week 28 of Season VI - Cindy Hood), 
Of the Times (a Gold in Week 35 of Season VII - Cindy Hood), 
What You Do to Me (a Gold in Week 41 of Season IX - bonnie bella)
It was the second entry for Madonna. 
'4 Minutes' (Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland - 2008) won the Tin in Week 33 of Season V (Peter Simpson). 
Frankie Goes to Hollywood and New Order were making their first appearances in the Battle. 
‘Blue Monday’ looks to have booked a spot in this year’s Tin Play-Off. 
Please continue to support your hosts. 
paul g adsett

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Reply with quote  #56 
- my votes got stuck in the post.
house concert yesterday intervened beyond expected time...
my voes would've been the exact opposite
of the final totals.
'blue monday' not my favourite new order track,
but streets ahead of the competition
(and i'd not call it 'disco').

bonnie bella

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Reply with quote  #57 
I'd not call it disco either, paul.

Thanks for checking in, but your votes wouldn't have made a dent in Carl's week anyway. [smile]


Clowns divorce: custardy battle.     Simon Munnery

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