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Most of this original post--which I had no idea would keep going, you should know, was a play on song titles with acronyms.  don't trouble yourself too much, Bugs.  Next time I post something that confuses you, you can just assume it was not intended for you.   For example, that someone would make a joke about BA being BO. It was a joke. Carl thought so, too.  

I then asked a follow-up question, based on Brian's supposed responsibility to play a song associated with the Boys by the dreaded 'casual' fan, and was told by Deb#1, the opposite answer I expected.  'Yes'.  the casual fan associates the Boys with 'Kokomo', so by the same token that he must always play a #2 (that is, uh, a number 2--), he should also play a #1.  I said I 'dissent'.  I did not consider this discussion to be telling a 79 year old genius what to do.  It was just a friendly fanboy as you say debate.   Again, there would be no 'Boys' without Brian, and he was invited to be on that song, but would the 'casual' fan know he wasn't?

BA is kind of short.  I am not young.  How far away is the bathroom?  Is there a line?   Would I miss a better song?  These are the questions I have regarding your advice to STFU and use it as a bathroom break.   Don't think it work out...

Lastly, Mr. Bunny, I think you should look at yourself when you malign someone who is not here to defend themselves.  what made him a Mike Love fanboy?  (suddenly, I become Bill Maher again, hate Mike Love but not those who like him).  He had a different point of view.  Extra points of view, or at least tolerance for other points of view prevents fascism.   That's why young people like Bernie! (and why he's polling number 1 in California), even as the intolerant become confused and name-call. 


Well, no surprise you 'answer' in a ramble that goes from body odor to fascism.

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Here's hoping that you can both shake hands (virtually) as it really doesn't matter what we think about the set list. It's all in Brian and the band's hands.

PLUS - we really aren't casual fans here.

Dropping the bathroom and BO talk and state what would/could be the BEST possible encore. You have to admit that it's been very locked down for many a year.

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Explaining myself.

“Should” has a different connotation than “must” or “ought to.
Should – generally should is used to indicate an advice or the best suggestion for a situation.
Ought to – should is used to give advice or opinion and one can choose to follow or ignore it, whereas ought to is used when the advice has to be followed.
Must – must is the strongest of all three words and indicates the ‘need of the hour’ or absolutely necessary situation.
(Thank you, grammar.com)

Just because I feel that Brian “should” play BA because of it’s hit status (casual fans leave satisfied because they got to hear a greatest hit live) doesn’t mean I think they “must” as it is not absolutely necessary. Would casual fans leave even more satisfied hearing Brian do Kokomo? Yes, and many leave probably wondering why they didn’t hear it. So do I think Brian “ought to” add Kokomo to the encore? No, because it is not necessary, and I am not a casual fan and quite aware that Brian was basically snubbed on that song by the group.
John, you don’t seem to object to the other repetitive encore staple “greatest hits”. It seems BA is a particular dislike of yours. And again I fully admit to suffering BA fatigue at one point so I get it. But like Al I see, hear, and feel the great way BW and the band light it up, and I feel the joy as the crowd sings along. It’s way ok.
I think we would all like our own personalized concert with every song we like and want. But you can’t please everyone. I think BW and band do a good job of balancing all that out and both casual and non end up happy.

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...it really doesn't matter what we think about the set list. It's all in Brian and the band's hands. ....
YEP!  You got it Al - and that's basically what I stated at the start of this thread.  That, and my recognition of Brian's (band's) fantastic fall shows - where excellent deep cuts were not only played, but featured!

I'm a straight shooter.  And I appreciate others that know how to communicate via the written word in an orderly and succinct manner.  I don't have time (nor interest) in deciphering exactly where one's head's at while words seemingly spill onto the page in a roundabout way.  If that's perceived as a fault - I'm guilty.

That said, I'm done cluttering this thread up.

-Doug 


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Doug, John B., and Deb. Lucky are we to go and experience the man and the band. It's helped fulfill my life.

Deb, I'm still all warm and fuzzy just thinking about the Great 68 show last year in Waterbury. And a good meet-up we all had.

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Bring back kds!  (but otherwise, at Al's suggestion, truce).   Everyone of course, can love BA as much as they want.  love it 24/7.  love it so much you can't abide criticism of it.  and then love it some more.  fine.

But the other stuff is so silly.  I am a professional writer (for almost 29 years).  thanks to those who let me write with a little less formality over here... 
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(truce).   Everyone of course, can love BA as much as they want.  love it 24/7.  love it so much you can't abide criticism of it.;


Whew - good to read. Peace at the Blue. BUT, I don't think anyone is saying that they love it (like it maybe).

But the question is - does Brian love it? It's always been in his set list.

I'll say that I appreciate it more and more when Paul WAILS on the sax. I think that it will always stay.

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Yes, Al, the ‘Something Great from ’68” was a great tour. I woke up this morning to a Rose for Emily earworm. And meeting up with you and Clara and the group was a lot of fun. I consider myself very lucky to have seen and experienced as much as I have of Brian’s music, hits and deep cuts. The warm and fuzzy is somehow still there to draw on even well after the concerts are over. Wish I was heading to Cayamo next week...
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A thousand people in the street 
Singing songs and carrying signs 
Mostly say, hooray for our side 
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down”
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It was great to see my friends and fellow performers at the show at MGM National Harbor.  I enjoyed the song selections, although I was a bit worried about Brian's obvious cold or issues on stage.  I hope he is doing better, and it was a great show.  The band was solid, and I enjoyed the songs sung by Blondie, Al and Matt Jardine, and the others. As a musician myself, every time I get to sing one of Brian's songs, it makes me feel the love I have for this amazing composer.  Love and Mercy to Brian and all the gang!
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Thanks for the nice post, FlipDamon. And welcome. It sounds as if you may be a professional musician yourself. Do you perform BBs music?
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What a field-day for the heat 
A thousand people in the street 
Singing songs and carrying signs 
Mostly say, hooray for our side 
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down”
— FWIW, Buffalo Springfield 
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Hi Deb # 1,
Thanks for your kind message. Yes, I do record and perform some of Brian's songs, and Carl's too. I am in the studio recording a new album of covers and originals currently.
I wish you well, and keep the faith of music in our lives.
Love and Mercy!

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So, yes, you do some nice music.  It seems you were quite regular here in Maryland before I arrived in '75.  This is a nice one:


Best of luck to you with your new album, and L&M too.

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What a field-day for the heat 
A thousand people in the street 
Singing songs and carrying signs 
Mostly say, hooray for our side 
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound 
Everybody look what's going down”
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Thanks again. I really enjoyed recording the "Get Away" album, and in fact some of the songs will be on an upcoming "Best of" collection too.
It was nice to hear from you. Enjoy the music!

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