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Lisa G/TS

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This is actually a bit of a tough bunch to sift through, but my hemming and hawing is over...

GOLD -- Phil & Don, Crying in the Rain

SILVER -- Miracles, Ooo Baby Baby -- Oh yes, I've heard this mostly maybe as background in movies or TV. 

BRONZE -- Beach Boys, I Just Wasn't Made for these Times -- I'd say the fascination is for it being so candid and autobiographical coming from this then 23-year-old fella. Would usually rank it higher although it seemed to be the only one not about a relationship ending, but rather looking inwards personally. 

PEWTER/TIN -- Neil Young, Like a Hurricane -- Meh, he's done better.

Roy knows a thing or three about Splitsville:



PS: Just spotted this cover by those Jersey boys that's on the brink of the subject:




thanks, Larry!
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Originally Posted by Lisa G/TS
This is actually a bit of a tough bunch to sift through...

At first it looked like you said they were tough to "sit" through (I assume that only applied to Neil for some here). Thanks for sifting, Lisa.

Alternate week 42:

Neil Young -- "The Needle and the Damage Done"
youtube.com/watch?v=fi2XCsPKlY8

The Miracles -- "What's So Good About Good-Bye"
youtube.com/watch?v=GsLRe2qx8YA

The Everly Brothers -- "Gone, Gone, Gone"
youtube.com/watch?v=GZ5yUqK9ClE

The Beach Boys -- "Wendy"
youtube.com/watch?v=XI9eL_P4oLQ


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It's really weird that this "It's Over" theme came about on this week in particular.  Early on Sunday morning, my 94 year old father passed away.  I  thought something was really wrong with me that I couldn't cry.  I always have the radio on and a song came on that I hadn't heard in many years.... Dan Fogelberg's Hard To Say.  That was what brought the tears falling down.  So Larry, this theme really hits home this week.

My votes are:

Gold:  The Beach Boys for I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.  Another great track from the infamous Pet Sounds album.  

Silver:  Smokey Robinson and the Miracles for Ooh, Baby, Baby.  With his voice as smooth as silk, every song they did was a good one.  I really miss those days when there were so many great songs and artists.  Thank goodness for YouTube, ay?

Bronze:  The Everly Brothers for Crying In the Rain.  

Tin:  Neil Young for Like A Hurricane.  I have never liked Neil's voice.  Some of his songs are good, but his voice kills it for me.  

This was a pretty easy week for me, Larry.  





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Cindy -- I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.

The delayed reaction you had is probably common. When my father died, I didn't cry until I'd flown home after the funeral. 


Fleetwood Mac -- "That's All For Everyone" and "Beautiful Child" (both from Tusk)

youtube.com/watch?v=2pZipYTm_9o

youtube.com/watch?v=P0BDn6-16UU


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A few more to throw into the mix:









I'll be back to vote later in the week. Some excellent songs!
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Larry Franz

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I'll be back to vote later in the week. Some excellent songs!

Spoken as a true Neil Young fan. [smile]


Unrelated dialogue:

Oh, baby doll.
It's all over now.
It's over.
Over. 
I know it's over. 
Over.


Chuck Berry ("We'll sing our old alma mater, And think of things that used to be")
youtube.com/watch?v=x7T7ApuphRc

The Rolling Stones
youtube.com/watch?v=H2Gt1m8a0OY

Electric Light Orchestra
youtube.com/watch?v=VRgB1I3HNYg

Kings of Leon 
youtube.com/watch?v=MoNu5BiMBFw

The Smiths
youtube.com/watch?v=ah2NgBVC1ps

Honors


And out.



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Lisa G/TS

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Cindy -- My condolences also regarding your father. Don't feel guilty about the delayed crying - that's happened with me also in a few cases. Interesting to note he was the same age as George H.W. Bush who we've all (or most have?) been remembering since the weekend. (As a dog person, it was this pic of his dog, Sully, that got my waterworks going for a bit):

Image result for Sully support dog




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It's possible this week's theme has convinced a few people the week is already over. But it probably isn't!

Beck -- "Lost Cause"
youtube.com/watch?v=xXZF9W6uCTo

Brenda Lee -- "All Alone Am I"
youtube.com/watch?v=SNIrH51jCzI

The Who -- "So Sad About Us"
youtube.com/watch?v=4E5d-G-hFLo

The Everly Brothers -- "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"
youtube.com/watch?v=5Z3qOzsVviI

The Sundays -- "Here's Where the Story Ends"
youtube.com/watch?v=Yq9x-ff0fXs


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bonnie bella

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So sorry to hear this, Cindy. My condolences.





David Byrne and Brian Eno




And could it be an Over week without this one?  Eva Cassidy. Perfect rendition.




Lisa, that is a wonderfully noble dog.

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Them there's also this one from Roy.
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Larry Franz

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bonnie -- Thanks especially for the harmonizing from Fly My Pretties and the Byrne/Eno track. I'm going to listen to the Byrne/Eno album it's from, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008).

As for Fly My Pretties, Wikipedia explains to those of us who don't know them:
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Fly My Pretties is a collaboration of musicians originally from Wellington, New Zealand, who are known for coming together to record live albums, in various locations in New Zealand. The different musical backgrounds of the members make for an eclectic mix of songs on their releases... The objective: To meet, exchange ideas, and then perform and record the results in front of a live audience.

Wikipedia lists about 50 musicians who have been part of Fly My Pretties, which was founded in 2004 and is still active.

For the record, however, (we want the record to be accurate) the Wicked Witch of the West never said "fly my pretties". She called Dorothy "my pretty" but said "now fly, fly" to her monkey air force. That scene:

youtube.com/watch?v=SESI19h4wDo


D.A.N. -- "Crying" is one of the best. I'd have used it by now but it's hard to find adequate competition for it.


I feel like voting (and will be voter #7 as of day 5):

Gold -- The Beach Boys -- It's just a wonderful track. Not just the singing, but also the instrumental background. Providing the musical and emotional climax on Pet Sounds also counts for a lot.

A Japanese musician covered the instrumental track:
youtube.com/watch?v=I-1Y1T2hTN4

Silver -- Neil Young -- Maybe my favorite song of his. The video I used is about the same length as the original, but I think his singing is better and his guitar playing is even more brilliant in this live performance. One online poll ranked it as his 4th best song. One site put it at #1. Others, of course, disagree.

Bronze -- The Miracles -- My favorite Motown song. Simply beautiful.

Pewter -- The Everly Brothers -- What terrific singing! Not a bad song either. Someone had to come in fourth.


One more for now:

The Fleetwoods -- "Gone"
youtube.com/watch?v=1k7h018ImY8

(Will John B sense the Fleetwoods are here and visit this week?)


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D.A.N. -- "Crying" is one of the best. I'd have used it by now but it's hard to find adequate competition for it


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I would have put "In My Room" in first place too. That's extremely tough competition.


MC5 -- "Back in the USA" (the foreign trip is over)
youtube.com/watch?v=PYgy0XrYaaw

The Animals -- "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" (our intention to remain in this dirty old part of the city is over)
youtube.com/watch?v=LUpBSvN1a50


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My votes.

GOLD - The Beach Boys. Of course. This is a pivotal song in my musical journey and a top-dog, whatever the times. 

SILVER - Neil Young.  Not getting a lot of love this week. Surprising for such a heartfelt and meaningful performance. Indeed that is a precariously dangling tie. This is f***ing excellent. Could have been Gold most other weeks.

BRONZE - Shmokey Robinson and the Miracles.  Ooo baby baby, this is smoother than a Cuban cigar and scotch at 3 am in some smokey back bar. 

TIN - The Everley Brothers. It's just not as good as the others.


It's not over, Larry. I've more songs to come.

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Thanks for your votes and discerning comments, bonnie. I look forward to your additional selections, come what may.

Here we are on day 6 with only 8 voters so far and a dearth of musical accompaniment. Will we crack double digits before it's all over? It feels like a good time for a couple of mournful country tunes.

"I'm going down in it three times, but Lord, I'm only comin' up twice."


Hank Williams -- "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" and "Long Gone Lonesome Blues". Tell it like it is, Hank.

youtube.com/watch?v=0Sqw1-JneMI

youtube.com/watch?v=UDRzixp1Fvw


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