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bonnie bella

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Darren, I always respected Wilbur for spending so much time with that horse... 



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This week reminds me of something that occurred a couple of years ago.

Not a regular rail commuter, I was on a packed train coming home from the city at peak hour.

I had the earphones in, happily listening to the iPod in my own world.

A lady from across the aisle comes over, nudges me, and sternly informs that I’m in a ‘quiet carriage’.

Apparently, my iPod can still be heard by all the nearby passengers, even with the headphones in my ears.

So I switch it off.

Then it dawned on me that the song I, and consequently those around me, had been listening to was this… 

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No wonder she told you to shut it down.[eek]
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Hi Darren!

No more horsing around time for me to vote.

Gold: Cabin Essence - Beach Boys - The iron horse by a country mile.

Silver: I am Pegasus - Ross Ryan - I remember this song from my youth. Musta had some airplay back in the day.

Bronze: Crazy Horses - Osmonds (on acid) - I prefer One Bad Apple.

Tin: Pony - Kasey Chambers - Never made it out the gate.


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My well-groomed vote.

GOLD - TBB.  As soon as I connected horses to this song I thought I could hear it - the lumbering Clydesdale in the opening bars! [wink]  It took a while (and googling the lyrics) to pick up that the lyrics are about an IRON horse.  I always thought he was saying "get away to the Island", but he's saying "Who ran the iron horse?".  (In fact, Brian wrote a song about that too, right?)  I'm the queen of misheard lyrics, but at  least I hear the infamous "over and over" line.

SILVER - Casey.  Very sweet little song.  A little country never hurt nobody.  One of her better songs.  She reminds me just a bit of our own Gin Wigmore at times with her voice.  One tiny flaw in her plan; when she grows up, she might be too big for a pony.  Casey, man up and buy a horse.

BRONZE - The Osmonds.  I'd love to love this song, it has potential.  They just went a bit too far with the sound effects and extra stuff.  The tough guy image doesn't roll with me, but I'll admit these guys can sing.  Here's something I did not know until this week (having been exposed to about four minutes of the Osmonds in my entire life), I had NO IDEA there was more than just Donny and his sister (What's her name?  Karen Carpenter?) in the Osmonds.  Seriously thought it was just the two of them.  God bless not living in America.

TIN - Ross Ryan.  Sorry Darren, but this Aussie horse needed scratching. Does he say he's a vegetarian or is  that my misheard lyrics problem kicking in?  Ross needs to make up his mind as to his identity and stop being so wishy-washy.

"Black Horses"  Lisa Gerrad.  






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I probably haven't heard this since '87 when it came out:




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Sending my ballot by Pony Express:

Gold (The Winner's Circle) -- BB's, Cabinessence

Silver (Supermarket pony ride) -- Osmonds, Crazy Horses

Bronze (Hobby Horse) -- Kasey Chambers, Pony (She sounds like a cowpokey Jewel -- remember her?) 

Tin (Glue Factory) -- Ross Ryan, | Am Pegasus (Is he saying "vegetarian" or "Sagittarian"? Either way...WHO CARES?)


Thanks, Darren. 
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Gold – I am Pegasus – Ross Ryan

Silver – Pony - Kasey Chambers

Bronze – Cabin Essence – The Beach Boys

Tin – Crazy Horses – The Osmonds

 

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Thank you for placing your bets, Popeye, bonnie, Lisa and Graciegirl.


Popeye, so ‘I Am Pegasus’ got airplay in America? Interesting.

‘My Rifle, My Pony and Me’ isn’t on my list, but it should have been. An oversight by me.

I would’ve included the track from Rio Bravo, but you gotta love solo Dino. I have a few of his albums.


bonnie, really?

This is for you, then…

(Cuteness alert)






DAN, ‘Wild Horses’ by Gino Vanelli IS on my list!

It certainly got airplay here.

I had a gay friend who was really into him. Watching that clip I’m guessing it wasn’t just for the music!


bonnie and Lisa, look, ladies. It’s all very simple. Anyone would think you're wearing blinkers!

His name is Pegasus and it means horse. But he is also Michael. And Jeffery. And John. And Simon and Demetrius. And John again.

He’s also Genesis.

And he’s Sagittarius.

Now, what could be more clearer than that?


Back to the race and it’s a good track. Out of the straight and it’s the favourite ‘Cabin Essence’ by five lengths with 800 to go.

The rest of the field is neck and neck.

Second is ‘Crazy Horses’ by a head to ‘Pony’, and ‘I Am Pegasus’ has left the rails and is set to swoop, closing up on the outside.

Just awaiting the late mail.

 

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Hi all,

GOLD
Cabin Essence (The Beach Boys - 1966 & 1968/2011)
... what is left to say about this material ? It needs a real masterpiece to come up with any of those songs.

SILVER
Pony (Kasey Chambers - 2004)
...nice girl

BRONZE
I Am Pegasus (Ross Ryan - 1974)
... hmmmm ...

SHOCK
Crazy Horses (The Osmonds - 1972)
Now I see that this song really exists- I've been considering it a nightmare in some feverish delirium of my childhood, breeding measles or mumps


Here's something even more delirious about horses ... after all, November is a very dark and depressing month up here.



... sorry, no intention to spoil your spring joys down under ...


Cheers
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Kay Starr, born Katherine Laverne Starks in Dougherty, Oklahoma, in 1926, died on November 3, 2016, in Beverly Hills. 

"Headless Horseman", 1949 (the video features Betty Boop)



"Wheel of Fortune", her #1 record from 1952 (also from the L. A. Confidential soundtrack)



"Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels and you haven't got any wings."



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DAN, ‘Wild Horses’ by Gino Vanelli IS on my list!

It certainly got airplay here.


Top 10, I believe.  Would've been around the time I used to listen to one of the 'chart countdown' programs on the radio.

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His name is Pegasus and it means horse.


Ross means horse.  Philip (which I snuck into my voting post - not in the song) means 'fond of' horses.  

There are a couple of 'Flying Horse' pubs locally and we have a well-known racing carnival here. 

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But he is also Michael. And Jeffery. And John. And Simon and Demetrius. And John again.

He’s also Genesis.

And he’s Sagittarius.


Getting into occult territory here.






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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_the_Great_Spirit
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Darren,
There is one old gold and three new ones here for me.
     Gold – The Beach Boys - Cabin Essence
     Silver – Kasey Chambers - Pony
     Bronze – Ross Ryan - I Am Pegasus
     Tin – The Osmonds - Crazy Horses

Sometimes it gets hard to come up with a new song contribution late into the week.  Run for the Roses was on my mind as was Wildfire.  But just maybe there are one or two left. At least I don’t think I’ve seen these yet.

Here are two versions of an old song called Stewball:
Woody Guthrie’s 1944 recording:
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Peter, Paul, and Mary’s:
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And how often go you get to post a Betty Grable?
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It will soon be time for a different horse race here next week.
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As we come down the backstretch to the finish line, here are my picks:

Gold -- "Cabin Essence", Beach Boys. One of their classics from the SMiLE project, and a gorgeously challenging song and lyrics. It fits in so well with the first ("Americana") movement of SMiLE (BWPS version, at least) and its tragic themes of American expansionism, subjugation of Native Americans, and Manifest Destiny. There's a lot going on in this song lyrically and musically in this song and movement that the casual listener may miss. One of Brian's most successfully ambitious songs with fascinating lyrics by Van Dyke Parks, even if Mike Love wasn't a fan of them.

Then, after a big gap:

Silver -- "Crazy Horses", Osmonds. I'm not particularly a fan of this song because its "rock"-ness is overdone. But I will give it credit for not being one more of those saccharine pop confections that defined the early Osmonds (One Bad Apple, Yo-Yo, Down by the Lazy River, Sweet & Innocent, Go Away Little Girl, Puppy Love, etc.) and turned me off to their music. With all the great progressive rock, excellent singer/songwriters, and country rock artists of the early 70s, groups like the Osmonds, Partridge Family, David Cassidy, etc., were the last kind of music I wanted to hear.

Bronze -- "Pony", Kasey Chambers. For someone who was almost 30 years old when this song became a hit, she sure sounds like an immature adolescent with that tiny girlish voice and the childish lyrics ("...when I grow up I wanna...if I was a lady..."). But at least it's a catchy enough song, which I can't say for the final song. 

Tin -- "Pegasus", Ross Ryan. I tried and tried but I could not figure out what was supposed to be the meaning of the song, and the melody wasn't much to speak of either. Actually, it reminded me of a kiddy song about the solar system on YouTube that I've played many times to my young, pre-school aged grandchildren in recent years:



Here's a couple very different horse-related songs from the early 70s that I could relate to much better than most of this week's battle songs:

First, from Aphrodite's Child's (featuring Vangelis Papathanassiou) iconic double LP album 666 from 1972, here's the apocalyptic alternative rock classic, "The Four Horsemen":


Then, from the Charlie Daniels Band's excellent 1974 album, Fire on the Mountain, here's their excellent song about that wild "half-horse, half-devil" stallion, "Caballo Diablo":



Then, dipping back into earlier country music history, here's the legendary George Jones with his own horse race of romantic heartbreak, "The Race Is On", from 1964:



Finally, at long last, after endless months of negative campaigns, scandalous behaviors, and ugly divisiveness, our own national, state, and local election horse races in the US will finally be over after this Tuesday. Thank goodness! Let's just hope the eventual winners are gracious, the losers accepting of the outcomes, and the American citizens willing to reunite under our newly elected leaders in the true spirit of democracy.






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