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Lisa G/TS

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who doesn't like alec Baldwin?   Why?
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John, have you ever known someone that kind of rubbed you the wrong way early on and you had trouble getting past that? Maybe a song you used to like or others like which now gives you bad memories?
Somewhere along the way, fairly early(before those phone calls and interviews), I just felt he came off too smarmy and abrasive for my liking. "Too big fer yer britches" as old school Texans might say. [wink] 
My gauge shifts between "cannot tolerate" and "prefer not to watch" --avoided "30 Rock" yet I've watched ABC's reb0oted "Match Game" game show, more for the panel than him as host. Mind you, they've bleeped a couple of comments he's made, so back to my"he thinks his ______ don't stink". (...in keeping with the show's questions)... [smile]  My answer is "number two"...

He may very well have had some great acting roles...and who knows? Maybe he does charitable or nice things anonymously. I'd be glad to be proven wrong with this vibe I get off him.
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While here, I'll bring up another reason I'm not big on "Can't Fight This Feeling". The lyrics are too simplistic, like they're pieced together by a kid struggling to write poetry.  If you're a fan of early Flintstones, it's pretty much like those poems Fred wrote when he was dating Wilma:

"Eyes so black like frying pans"

"You're the perfect peach, my love
Together we're a pear (sic)
You're sweet, you're nice, you're paradise
and all kinds of stuff like that there"  

Of course that too, is strictly my impression. Opinions may vary. 
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Darren J. Ray

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Happy Birthday, John E[wave]
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Darren J. Ray

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'McDonald's Girl' - NotJermia, you've earned these.

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Thanks a lot for the votes, John B and Mary. 

John B, you're not alone. The lyrics to 'Shannon' make no sense to me either. Still, great record. 

I have to take issue with you about questioning Kevin Cronin's persuasion though. 

Here he is singing it in more recent times. 

I think you'll agree that the instant he opens his mouth to sing that opening line, you couldn't get more masculine (despite what that first smartie says in the comments underneath it).





 


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Al Forsyth

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YES - yes - Happy B-day to John E - always one of the great posters here for YEARS at BWdotcom. 

Since this is theme-less/timeless week I had an incident with a "hat" yesterday which got me to singing one of my fave Ingrid songs (and this Sydney concert has some other wonderful performances on it). I wasn't 17 again however. 


Darren, I always wondered if Dean Friedman could hit the notes on Ariel (but the sax player I don't know). The only song I ever knew by him.

Tears On My Pillow and Ave Maria indeed. 

And Lisa, Can't Fight This Feeling is an INSTANT click off if I ever hear it.  There are just certain songs that do this and this is one - so agree-agree. NFC.  

Sorry folks, but my own editorial:   we need to cut it out NOW with some of the references made about artists - be the mod.  Edit. (closets and persuasions) and I will edit this sentence off as well.  

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Darren J. Ray

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Hadn't heard this Dean Friedman track before, Al. Thanks. 

Crikey, his talking voice is exactly the same as his singing one!

The only track of his I knew before the delectable 'McDonald's Girl' was 'Lucky Stars' (#1 here in '78) which is a pet hate. 

See if you can get through this truncated version, Al. But you can't beat the original!



And here is another Bobby track I dig...




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First off, birthday cheers to John E (he's been here so long, he remembers when I was new!).

Now to the votes in "Some more songs that are responsible for t not listening to the radio week".

It's a 3 way tie for the SILVER:

For Bobby Goldsboro...I made it through the whole song, but the lyrics are kinda insipid.

For REO Speedwagon....saw them open for somebody once, but was not impressed. This song featured a set up longing for a triumphant chorus, unfortunately, by the time it arrived, it was only average. I had a brief respite in my radio taboo in 1984, but it was a new wave station (no doubt WMMS played this, though).

For Dennis Locorriere...being a former Bluboarder earns some points, but I'm not a Hook fan.

Leaving TIN for Henry Gross. Didn't particularly like it at the time (heard it where I worked). Had blissfully forgotten it (the tune, not the title), so thanks for the reminder, mate!!

Bobby's coolest song:

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I have to agree.  I'd row that boat to shore and throw away the oars forever to never hear it again...
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Lisa G/TS

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Happy Birthday, John E!
Happy Birthday, John E!
Happy Birthday, dear John E....E-E-E-E-E!

Happy Birthday to you (and many more)

Hope you had a fab-gear-tabulous day!
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In other news: True, it's hard to laugh at LGBT jokes especially after what happened in Orlando a couple of weeks back.
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T, you are the best.  I NEVER knew that the song was B. Goldsboro, "Little Things".  He was a guitar player for Roy Orbison and thus the almost take on Pretty Woman guitar lick.  It's great.  I always liked the song and didn't know that it was B. Goldsboro. 
Who hasn't tried this one?

How about:

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Lisa GTO:

not necessarily to be an Alec Baldwin personality apologist, but isn't it self-aware of him to go on SNL and be interviewed by Jiminy Glick?   I was watching Jiminy's videos last night on Youtube. 
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This is the 'Shannon' story that is supposedly taken from Henry Gross' website, not that I can find it. 

The Story of "Shannon": When I was twenty-one years old a wonderful girl came into my life by the name of Kathy Reinmann. As if having her in my life as a friend, a wife and a friend again for the next twenty three years, until she died of lung cancer August 24, 1995, was not enough, she brought along with her into my heart her two year old Irish Setter, Shannon. She was an uncannily human dog whose ability to manipulate her human counterparts cannot be understated. I was touring around the country quite a lot in 1975 promoting an album called Henry Gross, the one with the yellow cover on A&M Records. I had the pleasure of doing long strings of dates with a group whose music always inspired me, The Beach Boys. Carl Wilson, arguably the finest solo voice in the group, was warm and welcoming from the very first show I played with them on a freezing cold day at the University of New Hampshire. After getting to know each other we realized we shared a love for much of the same music and a passion for fine vintage guitars. On a break from touring, while I was in Los Angeles, Carl invited me to his house to spend a day talking guitars, cars and rock & roll. While he was preparing lunch his two Alaskan husky dogs reached up on the counter and inhaled our food. I told Carl, while admiring the military perfection of the raid executed by his huskies, that I had an Irish Setter at home named Shannon. He was quite moved as he told me that he had an Irish Setter named Shannon that had been killed only recently when hit by a car. We spent the rest of the day jamming and driving around Carl's world which as a friend and to be honest a Beach Boy's fanatic was a thrill. When I returned to New York City, where I lived, I began work on my second A&M album, Plug Me Into Something. A few weeks later just as we were about to master the finished album I was sitting on my bed with Shannon strumming my guitar trying to write a song when I was disturbed by the loud bass sounds from the Latin music blasting from the apartment above me. Rather than complain I made an amazing discovery. If I tried to play records of my own choice I could drown out the intrusive bass sounds but was unable to concentrate. But I found that when I played an environments record called "The Ultimate Seashore" I could drown out the bass and have a pleasing and relaxing background sound that didn't interfere with my writing. In a matter of minutes with the ocean sounds guiding me, and my 1964 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic in my hands, my thoughts drifted to Carl, The Beach Boys and with a glance at my girl Shannon, the indescribable sadness that losing such a beloved partner in life must be. The song seemed to write itself taking no more than ten minutes and with almost no cross outs on the paper. I made a tape of it on my giant Sony cassette recorder and sent it off to Carl. I was hoping to stop the presses and record it for Plug Me Into Something which Carl had already sung on, adding background vocals to the opening song, 'One More Tomorrow', but it was too late. I had to wait for the next album to record it. I always wished I could have had Carl sing backgrounds on 'Shannon' but conflicting schedules dictated it wasn't meant to be. I believed after it was recorded for my Release album, that it was destined to be a hit and lobbied hard for it to be the first single. You see, the man upstairs who had played the loud Latin music, beginning the entire chain of events, came down when he heard me playing mixes over and over to decide which I liked. However, rather than hearing the expected complaints, he said he loved the sound of the record and wanted to know where he could buy a copy. I reasoned if a salsa music fan who spoke little English loved the record through the ceiling, Shannon, Kathy and I had a hit on our hands. Fortunately, history and lady luck proved me right. And that is the true story of the song 'Shannon'.

According to another source, Carl's dog Shannon was a Samoyed.
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would you believe, I TOO, had an Irish Setter named Shannon.  She, uh, was my life-partner, sent to me by the 'man upstairs'.  It's hard when your life-partner gets hit by a car, so naturally, when that happened to me, too, I hoped my dead life-partner was drifting out to sea and would find a shady tree just like the one in my backyard.  But then I got cancer, so I wrote 'Seasons in the Sun.' 
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Hi John -- Funny you should mention Jiminy Glick. I've watched a lot of his videos this week too, including the one with the ape-like Alec Baldwin. Jiminy is a great American!



Meanwhile, on the trail with Riders in the Sky and some little dogies (not doggies): 



(For those unfamiliar, if you dig deeply inside Mr. Glick, you'll find Martin Short)
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about to leave for the weekend, but wanted to ask your opinion, Larry.  This is highly subjective, so here goes.

 In a 'stay in character' contest, all three come on stage and improv/interact on stage, who would win?

(there would have to be very picky judges, with instant replay for inappropriate smiles or laughs, etc. and ejection buttons):

1) Jiminy Glick   v.
2) Stephen Colbert's former host   v. 
3) Sacha Baron Cohen's choice  (Ali G would be funniest but riskiest, Borat safest)



my vote is Short.
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Martin Short has a broader range of talent than Colbert or Baron Cohen, but I wouldn't hazard a guess about staying in character. Short might even lose that battle because he might veer off into another character. But they're all wonderful performers.

Two from the Smiling Pets tribute album (1998):

Adventures in Stereo, "Wonderful"



Melt-Banana, "You're Welcome" (the Japanese "noise rock" band -- you've been warned)

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