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Entered at Mon Nov 30 15:01:14 CET 2020 from (2600:1017:b813:5952:ac6d:e91b:52c4:a2d7)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Todd

Most grateful-started listening to first link you sent-the YouTube. Not what I expected at all. Interesting. Thanks again-we are enjoying.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 14:13:47 CET 2020 from sannin29149.nirai.ne.jp (203.160.29.149)

Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Peter V's Fawlty link

I think the problem lies with this: when you click the link this shows up: "thebandDOThiofDOTno/guestbook/" before "aroundandaroundcom....."

You delete that "theband..." bit, then reload, it should work.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 14:05:26 CET 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

No. Didn't work. Go to aroundandaroundcom.wordpress and go down COLLECTING to EPs and right to find it.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 14:04:05 CET 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Try Again … The Dancing Class

It seems intermittent. The links work fine from Facebook. You should all bookmark Around & Around anyway!


Entered at Mon Nov 30 12:58:41 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-19-76-64-14-61.dsl.bell.ca (76.64.14.61)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Your link takes me to "404 Not Found". It could me a case of my computer correctly but over-rigidly taking the view that there was no internet back in the '50s, or it could be something else entirely.

Dunc: Even the occasion visit from you is better than none at all. Lord, let us cope.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 12:12:27 CET 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The wait for The Weight

After all these years arguing about Take a load off Fanny. A cyber-friend who teaches music mentioned on Facebook that he was doing The Weight with some students. He explained the lyrics and pointed out that the archaic meaning of BURDEN is "The refrain or chorus of a song." Then that BURDEN means A LOAD.

Phew! No one to my knowledge had mentioned that before. It's corret. I checked my big Oxford dictionary.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 07:06:00 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Allie Sherlock - Valerie

Here's another one from Allie Sherlock. A cover of 'Valerie' which Amy Winehouse also did. Pretty lively performance, and the bass player is playing a pretty funky groove.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 06:26:01 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Aliie Sherlock - Who's Loving You

Here's another Allie Sherlock performance. This is 'Who's Loving You' performed on the street in Dublin. She was probably about 14 years old at the time of this performance, and I think it's pretty impressive. Of course when the Jackson 5 did this tune Michael Jackson was only 11 years old, and sang the hell out of it, but he was a phenom, so hard to compare against.

I didn't initiallly realize that this was originally done by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1960, and it got me to wondering if the Hawks ever did a version of this in their live shows. Seems like it would be something that Richard Manuel would have done a great job on, and I can almost hear him singing it in my mind.

But in the meantime, take a listen to Allie Sherlock's version. I think this young lady has a future.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 05:58:23 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

BEG, yes indeed. 'Achin' To Be' is definitely one of the standout tracks from that album. Good stuff!

Dunc, Also sorry to hear that your wife is struggling. Hoping for the best and sending good vibes your way. As Levon would say, "Stay strong bro".


Entered at Mon Nov 30 05:46:28 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:1bb:61db:8191:decb)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: The Replacements
Web: My link

Subject: Achin' To Be

Dunc...I am very sorry to read that your partner is struggling at the moment. Very challenging times for both of you. All of us are sending out positive vibes.

There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That's how the light gets in

Leonard Cohen

Todd...I found The Replacements in 1989.

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

I've been achin' for a while now, friend
I've been achin' hard for years
Well she's kind of…

Well she's kind of like an artist
Sittin' on the floor
Never finishes, she abandons
Never shows a soul

And she's kind of like a movie
Everyone rushes to see
And no one understands it
Sittin' in their seats


Entered at Mon Nov 30 05:31:31 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Snother?

Ha Ha, 'Snother Girl Another Planet', should have been 'Another Girl Another Planet. I guess it wouldn't be a good post about The Replacements without a mistake or two!


Entered at Mon Nov 30 05:28:01 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Another Girl Snother Planet

At the link is a live performance by The Replacements of 'Another Girl Another Planet' recorded at the University of Wisconsin, June 1989.


Entered at Mon Nov 30 04:58:17 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: The Mats

Jed, I would recommend a compilation album from them called 'All For Nothing, Nothing at All'. It's a two disc set with Disc 1 comprised of a selection of tracks from their albums, and Disc 2, which is a lot of outtakes and alternate releases, B-Sides etc.

Two of my favorite songs by the Replacements are on Disc 2. 'Portland' (linked above) was recorded at Bearsville studios, for some sessions for 'Don't Tell a Soul' that didn't quite work out. Apparently the boys from Minneapolis didn't feel at home in the semi rural environment of Woodstock, and had some cabin fever as well as some clashes with producer Tony Berg. Nevertheless, 'Portland' is a great track that never made it to the album. Another track that I love from Disc 2 is a live recording of a cover version of The Only Ones, 'Another Girl Another Planet'.

From there, I would recommend 'Hootenanny' , 'Tim' & 'Pleased to Meet Me' and possibly 'Don't Tell a Soul'. 'Don't Tell a Soul' has some great songs, but the original release is somewhat hampered by a 1980's production sound & reverb, especially on the drums, baked into the mix which makes it sound a little dated. The box set for 'Don't Tell a Soul' has an original mix before it was gussied up for radio, which is a little more raw and natural, and to my ears, preferable. But that set is primarily for fans looks for deeper and more obscure tracks, and may not be for everyone, as not everything on it needed to see the light of day.

I've always felt that they had the musical chops and songwriting ability to be as successful as a band like REM, but didn't quite have the discipline to make a really polished album. But for many, that's part of their charm. By the way, when I referred to them as "jangly' it wasn't in The Byrds type of jingle-jangle, but more like the dictionary definition of jangly that says: "discordant ringing of non-musical metallic objects striking together". I consider myself a fan, but I think folks like Kevin J, and Dave Zuck know quite a bit more than I do, so it would good to get their perspective as well.

This quote from their bass player Tommy Stinson encapsulates everything wrong and right about the Replacements at the same time: "We wanted to be successful with everything we did, But we also were the first ones to fuck it up half the time. … Most of the time in fact. … OK, all the time."


Entered at Sun Nov 29 19:42:59 CET 2020 from (2a00:23c8:b89:ac01:4d9:906:f989:c632)

Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks guys. The reason I’ve not been posting as much is that my wife is struggling now. Sorry if I’ve missed posts. Not looking in properly every day.

Thanks Celtic Bhoy. My grandson has moved from Toryglen to Barrowfield, and he seems to be doing well, but we’re not allowed in because of this virus. Also, it’s been a little stop start because of the virus and it’s on another three week lockdown now in line with government policy. Still, he’s still in there. Did you give your e mail to Peter? I’ve been a Buddy for well over 40 years now, so Dundee, Dennistoun then Paisley. Or in other words, Average White Band, Frankie Miller then Stealers Wheel.


Entered at Sun Nov 29 16:10:06 CET 2020 from (2600:1017:b813:5952:ac6d:e91b:52c4:a2d7)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Todd

You may have inspired me to consider another Replacements listen. Any suggestions where to start? Not as loud this time HAHA. The word jangly turned me on. Thanks.


Entered at Sun Nov 29 15:14:40 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:1528:7583:d431:713b)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hee Hee....As I am typing I hear a neighbour from Africa down the hall talking to someone. She works as a security guard at banks. Every time I see here, I sing...."I love a woman in a uniform".....I previously told her about Gang of Four's "Man In Uniform". It always brings a huge smile on her face.

I have Robbie's Promotional 45 RPM 30cm vinyl EP, promoting Robbie's Storyville album in the U.K.

"The Far Lonely Cry of Trains" was included on Japanese pressings of Storyville, and on the soundtrack Jimmy Hollywood (thanks to Calm I have soundtrack as well). The track on side B is from Robbie's first solo album.

Thanks to Crab who alerted me to this recording while we were in a music shop on the lower east side in NYC. He never was really a fan of Robbie...lol.....but he respected that I was.


Entered at Sun Nov 29 14:52:58 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:1528:7583:d431:713b)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Left Wing Music
Web: My link

Subject: To Hell With Poverty

Peter...I have one EP from 1982. The Gang of Four's "Another Day/Another Dollar". All tracks written by Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill and Jon King except as indicated.

"To Hell With Poverty!" – 4:59
"Capital (It Fails Us Now)" (Gill) – 4:04
"History's Bunk!" (Gill, King) – 2:59
"Cheeseburger" (Live) – 3:40 [3]
"What We All Want" (Live) – 5:24 [3]


Entered at Sun Nov 29 12:54:24 CET 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Back to the Fifties

I'm working on EPs on Around & Around at the moment. Just added a highly illustrated article on generic EP sleeve designs, which is a feast of 1950s artwork.

On another topic, the Sunday Times did the twenty best live gigs ever (and missed both TLW and Academy of Music, plus Live At The Lyceum by Bob Marley) BUT they included Hal Wilner's Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Brighton. One I was actually at.


Entered at Sun Nov 29 06:23:08 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

BEG, thanks for the birthday wishes and kind words. I appreciate it.

Joe J, Congratulations on becoming a Grandpa. Glad that you enjoyed the Allie Sherlock video. She has a good deal of raw talent; and I think with a little more experience, maturity, and perhaps a little vocal coaching, she could be a superstar someday. Will be interesting to see how she's doing in the next 3 to 5 years.

JED, I've never seen the Replacements live before. I didn't start getting into them until 1989 or so when 'Don't Tell a Soul' was released. Then in the early 90's I started working my way backwards through their catalog. So I kind of missed their glory years for live concert experiences. It's kind of funny. They're one of my favorite bands, and there are many songs that I love, and others that I could do without. Sometimes in their process, I feel that they had to go the long way around to hit the target. But when they did, it was fantastic. Jangly and messy sometimes, but great nonetheless.

I get what you''re saying about loud concerts and how that can impact enjoyment. Two concerts that I attended, that were unnecessarily loud, were the Allman Brothers in the late 1980's and the group 'Living Colour' around that same time. I enjoyed the musicianship and the songs, but it was just too darn loud. And I was a youngster at the time, so it wasn't an age thing!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 23:49:03 CET 2020 from (2600:1017:b813:5952:48f9:dfa2:cea8:6699)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: The Replacements

Saw them open for Keef in ‘88 I believe. They were one of four bands I walked out on: The Replacements-way killer eardrum breaking loud; Grinderswitch-opened forAllmans in the 70’s-also too darn loud;Sheryl Crow-she wasn’t too loud-she and her band sucked; Roger Waters-Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour with EC-we left after 3 songs-there was no room for anyone but Roger in the building-his ego was too big-a genuine asswipe-even EC turned his back on roger and stopped playing. We went home. It’s probably better to be too loud rather than too crappy.


Entered at Sat Nov 28 22:58:03 CET 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:a008:c9d0:1b2a:b9cc)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Band GB hopes Todd had a groovy Happy Healthy Belated BIRTHDAY (with his Box set reissue of the Replacements 'Pleased to Meet Me'

Outstanding photographer

Digs The Band, Amy Helm, Larkin Poe, The Replacements

Delightful and dazzles at all times in the GB

Celtic Bhoy...Yes I saw The Clash with Black Uhuru in Toronto. I wasn't able to see them until their last recording when Joe Strummer had his Mohawk haircut Combat Rock 1982 but hey better late than never. The one song that I still remember was...."Brand New Cadillac". My fave recordings were London Calling and the triple set Sandinista! They probably should have made it a double? While in NYC I bought _The Clash Return of the Last Gang in Town_ by Marcus Gray. Right now I can see a postcard up on my bulletin board as I post to you with Joe wearing a t-shirt....Freedom Is More Than A Job


Entered at Sat Nov 28 17:21:23 CET 2020 from host-173-252-28-180.public.eastlink.ca (173.252.28.180)

Posted by:

joe j

Hello old friends. All is well out here on the islands. Now a grandpa.

Todd, I did appreciate the Allie Sherlock video. Thank you much.

Last five:

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

Derek & Dominoes - Layla...

Chicago Transit Authority

Jeff Newsom & Friends (Rollie) - The Henhouse Tapes

The Once - Time Enough


Entered at Sat Nov 28 07:35:57 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: The Replacments - Pleased to Meet Me

BEG, thanks for hipping me to the Box set reissue of the Replacements 'Pleased to Meet Me' a while back. I received it as a recent birthday gift and have been enjoying it quite a bit. I also have a similar set for their 'Don't Look Back' album, which was also well done. Both sets include CD's for a lot of the bonus tracks and a remixed vinyl for the main tracks on the album. In both cases, the vinyl is really nice. Flat, quite, and plays nicely.


Entered at Sat Nov 28 07:24:46 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Bassmanlee, good to hear from you! Glad for you that your local boy Joe made it to the big show. You may have fewer electoral votes than Connecticut, but you have much better beaches. So that's something! My wife and I have taken a few trips down to the Delaware Coast, and really enjoyed our time there. Usually the Bethany Beach area, as it is a little quieter than the popular Rehoboth Beach area, which seems to be a hot spot for retail and other activity.

Last year we spent a long weekend at Bethany Beach in the early Fall, and enjoyed it quite a bit. On the way home we took the ferry to cross the Delaware Bay from Lewes up to Cape May, NJ which was wonderful.

Your analogy about professional wrestling is not that far off the mark, but I would posit that most everyone knows and accepts that professional wrestling is for show. I think many people, think / hope / believe, that the political world is inhabited by people who's motives are sincere, altruistic and righteous. Or it least that it should be. We may be, as Pat affectionately calls us, "heathens", but at least we're not charlatans, like so many of the knuckleheads that long for power. So there's hope there!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 06:27:26 CET 2020 from (2601:183:867f:b440:f8cd:d074:6ef6:15d0)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Dea Matrona - Crossroads Cover

One of the things that I've really missed since March, has been live music. As a result I've been looking around on YouTube for things to listen to, to scratch that itch. One of the things I've been listening to is a lot of the street busking videos from people in Ireland. I don't know what it is about the Irish, but they certainly have a knack for music, and there's a lot of talent there.

A few weeks ago I posted a video from a young lady named Allie Sherlock who busks in Dublin, who I think has a lot of potential and natural talent. Didn't get much of response to that but check this one out.

At the link above is a trio playing on the street in Belfast. They are called "Dea Matrona" and this is a cover version of 'Crossroads' as Cream would have done it. Now I'll acknowledge that they aren't quote Ginger, Jack or Eric, but I really appreciate that they made an effort to get the sound and feel down. The bass playing during the guitar solos is pretty cool, and succeeds in getting that Jack Bruce feel. Nice to see the younger generation carrying on the tradition.


Entered at Sat Nov 28 02:07:10 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: John D TLW

John D, how the hell are ya?

Sorry to come across as an awe struck teenager, (40 years past that) but I’ve never come across anyone who was actually at one of the most iconic events of my lifetime immortalisd in Scorcese’s masterpiece.

Tell us John, can you remember any of it???

Apologies if you’ve had to do this many times John, but this is important and I’m feeling just a little awestruck!!

Any fine detail gratefully received and will be passed in to 7 mates who are all massive Band fans!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:38:59 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thank you Bill M

Bill, delighted to see there is a grown up in the room to flip the conversation towards the positive rather than the evil that is Trump!

Love the song choices.... feeling much more positive and going_a_hunting is n a you Tube!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:34:22 CET 2020 from (2a02:c7f:3ee4:9600:5ab:7b14:2ece:97d5)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Pat B Norm J

Gents, thank you for your Trump observations!

Made me feel warm inside, kindred spirits thousands of miles apart.....

I don’t know about you but I found the hunting for songs quite cathartic......


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:29:09 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: BEG

Hi Beg, I hope you’re well?

Did you really post that you had seen The Clash?

I’m already hugely impressed with many of the bands you have listed here but Joe Strummer et al???

Take a bow Beg!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:21:04 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Dunc

Hello Dunc, great to have you back posting! Like Peter, I guess I git a little worried because we’re kind of getting to that age!

Great to hear from you Duncan and yes indeed I did get the Celtic supporters bus up to Dundee! Fond memories Although I have to say I was too young to frequent the hostelries back in the day! I had a great time (Celtic usually won) but how much more fun could I have had If I could have gone drinking in Dundee......

How is your grand son getting on at Celtic Duncan! The way the first team are playing, tell him to be on standby!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:08:27 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Norm and Pat B

Gents, you said it better than I ever could with the passion of people who are probably closer to the fall out than I am. Pat, I’m not sure but I just get a sense that you’re not overly impressed with Si’s view from across the pond...


Entered at Sat Nov 28 01:02:10 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Si

Hi Si, hope you are well and not feeling too battered?

I felt you seemed much better informed than me in American politics but our fellow guest bookers seem to disagree.....

I do not pretend to have an in depth knowledge from these distant shores..... but I know a lying narcissistic orange wanker when I see one interested in nothing but himself and that last desperate grasping of the strands of power......

I find it strange that a man who has little to do with my day to day life can stir up so much anger and hatred for a man I don’t even know. Put simply he’s just a right bad yin who only cares for himself and nobody else.

The biggest worry in all of this. Is not Trump.... as we say in Glasgow, hell mend you, you got what you deserve. You must have had a pretty good idea of what you were voting for because Donald does what it says on the tin! The real concern is that I thought the US political set up was designed to guard against Mavericks/dictators/people that could do great harm..... but apparently not!

But, hey..... it’s over.... thank the good Lord!


Entered at Sat Nov 28 00:45:01 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Trump

Bill, there has been much written about the orange narcissist!

But nothing ever, surely, as succinct and on the mark as “anus horribilus!!

Even if you don’t speak Latin it tells you all you need to know about that creature.....


Entered at Sat Nov 28 00:35:31 CET 2020 from bcddfdc0.skybroadband.com (188.221.253.192)

Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Norm

Hi Norm, how are you? I hope you’re good?

I love John Cougar, in particular Cherry Bomb. But be careful there Norm, there’s a fine line between jail bait and happy go lucky fun guy dad dancing!!

Yes, feel as if I know Duncan who is from Dundee. We have exchanged some views and my home town is Glasgow. Duncan spent some time there but sadly we missed each other, shame because he seems like a lovely guy.

Glad all is well Norm, keep the faith !


Entered at Fri Nov 27 23:13:34 CET 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter v

Subject: Words

Try the words most of Europe uses: Social Democracy.


Entered at Fri Nov 27 21:34:38 CET 2020 from (2600:387:6:806::29)

Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Socialist bastards!!

B. Lee - I think your analogy to pro wrestling is perfect. Americans don’t seem to be aware of the socialism all around them that they like. Medicare is likely the best example of that. But also certain hybrids of socialism and capitalism. Like the way we use well regulated monopolies to deliver utilities - no real free-market choice there for consumers. Even the manner in which they get their goddam trash collected..


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Same All Over

Hi B. Lee good to hear from you. It is refreshing to have a meaningful conversation with folks like Pat B, Todd, Haso, Bill M and yourself. I don't think running the country is an enviable job. However throughout my life most of the people who run the country by and large are influenced by the people with money and power too much. That very seldom changes.

I have experienced the socialist tendencies of many in my early life working for big companies with the big unions and being a union member watching the attitudes of union leaders as well. It wasn't too many years of work before I came to one personal conclusion. Too many union leaders operate with the attitude. Don't do any more than you have to. I could never accept that. For myself I decided many years ago. If I have to give whatever number of hours of my day, I want to make as much money as I can for the time I spend. That is why self employment was the way for me to go. People always got their money's worth out of me and I got paid very well for what I did.

The only real bitter pill for all of us is how our money is used. Even at the local government levels as well. Anyway at least we don't have to live in North Korea or Russia.

Hope all you folks in the USA did enjoy your Thanks Giving and everyone is safe. Hope as well not too many people pay with their lives for a big get together. Reading this morning how the US Supreme Court are all fighting among themselves over these issues.


Entered at Fri Nov 27 16:57:44 CET 2020 from pool-108-2-100-229.phlapa.ftas.verizon.net (108.2.100.229)

Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, even smaller than CT

Subject: Turkey Potpourri

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all, no matter where y'all be. No turkey for Turkey Day. Plans to dine with son & DIL scrubbed at the last minute due to nervousness of both spouses. Although the Boy is only a few blocks away, he works in a commercial/retail setting and therefore has a lot of exposure. So Ms. lee dropped off the cookies and we had a door-knock dinner, thawed shrimp, rice and squash.

A few sociopolitical observations, then since there were no table arguments. (Will we remember 2020 as "The Year That Wasn't"?)

Pat B, I've always said nobody ever went broke underestimating the gullibility of the American public. See "Wrestling, Professional".

Norm J, I've also always said the the trouble with Socialism is that there are too many greedy bastards to make it work, while the trouble with Capitalism is that there are not enough altruistic bastards to make it bearable. You can quote me. I am proud to be a taxpayer as well. I just wish we got more value for our dollar and that the hogs were not in charge of the trough. I grew up in Pennsylvania, which has a flat income tax, which I strongly support. How much did you make? Multiply by this number. Send it in. Tax policy should be to raise necessary revenue not play carrot and stick games with tax credits trying to influence behavior. If you have little to no income, what good are tax credits? They only benefit the moneyed classes.

Todd, we live in an even smaller state, Delaware. Three, count 'em three electoral votes. Now inanely tied to whoever won the nationwide popular vote, I believe. But now we have the President! He's not perfect, but he is Our Joe. When you see the Wilmington skyline in the reporter's backdrop, we can see the other side of it is we go a couple of hills down the Pike.

Here's to a saner, safer New Year!


Entered at Fri Nov 27 13:07:51 CET 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-19-76-64-14-61.dsl.bell.ca (76.64.14.61)

Posted by:

Bill M

Happy Thanksgiving to our many US posters.


Entered at Fri Nov 27 05:26:56 CET 2020 from c-73-4-252-72.hsd1.ct.comcast.net (73.4.252.72)

Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Hey Pat, Happy Thanksgiving. We're good, no problems, thanks for your perspective.

The genesis of my comment came from a place that Canada is doing a better job of providing lower prices on prescription drugs. So I think there's still a lot of work to do there. And I stated that it was a case of too little too late. So I hope the next administration can do a better job in that area. But the real fight will probably be against the drug company lobbyists that wield so much influence over the policy makers in DC. Doubtful that that dynamic will change anytime soon.

Peter V, thanks for your viewpoint as well. Definitely room in the process for improvement. Years ago when I first became a voter we had mechanical voting machines in each district, and you would pull the little lever for each choice of candidate and then pull a big lever to lock in the vote. In those days we almost always had a pretty good idea of the election winners late in the evening on election night. Somehow the switch to a more computerized process has slowed things down and made it more complicated rather than more streamlined.....probably more expensive too. I kind of miss the old voting machines. Seemed to be fewer problems then.

Johl L, That's cool that you have Rollie's album. I've never actually heard his music.

Joe Frey, best of luck to you with the upcoming birth of your grandchild. Exciting news but also a nervous time, I would imagine. I agree with you that many people are reckless when it comes to this virus. Hoping that more people will wise-up soon.

Norm, the thing that I always felt bad about for people on the West coast, is because of the time difference from the East coast where the polls close earlier, it's sometimes obvious who the winner will be hours before the West coast polls have even closed. I've often thought that the news outlets should hold off on reporting until at least the time that the West coast polls close. The play by play updates are are not really necessary, are often incomplete, and can be an unnecessary influence on people in later time zones. Thanksgiving Day is almost over head in the US. As Arlo Guthrie sings, "We had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat!"


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Posted by:

Pat B

btw Todd, in no way was I attacking you personally. I apologize if it came off that way. Happy Thanksgiving to all us heathens.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Todd, funny you mention Rollie as I put his album on this morning! It's been quite a while. Happy Thanksgiving, all.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Geographical Area

Todd, your comment about how small your state is reminded me of some folks down there on another site I use. I was trying to explain to some people who don't seem to understand the make up of Canada's provinces. I tried to get them to use google earth. The eastern states are all so small.

You could draw a line about from Jacksonville Florida, over to Mobile, Alabama, then north to Cleveland, then east to around New York and that is about the size of British Columbia. For that area we have a population of a little less than 6 million people.

As the provinces of Ontario and Quebec are so much more densely populated (they are very big provinces as well). Anyway our votes in federal elections are pretty useless.

As Peter was saying this "lame duck" period after federal elections in the USA just makes no sense. Particularly with a lunatic like Trump. He has a lot of time now to do a lot of damage and he has proven that he is so spiteful he will screw up the country as much as possible to make it hard for the new government just with his sour grapes attitude.........now after a word from our sponsor.........back to the music.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Oops

Barney Hoskyns. I could never get his name right.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Barak Hoskyns?


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving all

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. I am especially thankful as we await the birth of our second grandchild in early December. When you have such an important event, you kind of root for community responsibility as it relates to the pandemic. I guess I am amazed at how many reckless folks are out there. Its almost like, if they can't see it, it doesn't exist. True doubting Thomases.

On the musical front, I watched the Story of Lowell George last night on Amazon Prime. I commend it to all. It filled in a lot of blanks for me. The Band was presented as a pivotal group that shaped the musical landscape moving from the late 1960s to the 1970s. They even had some of the stock performance footage for the making of The Band album. Russ Titleman, the producer of Little Feat's first album, referred to MFBP and The Band as two of the finest albums ever recorded.

There was a lot of screen time for Barry Hoskins, so if you are not a fan, please be forewarned.

Have a great day everyone. joe


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

THANKSGIVING!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Sticking an oar in …

OK, I’m a foreigner, though one with an American grandson. Anyway, the world is affected by all of this. If Biden can control the Senate, an electoral commission is needed to implement two essential amendments. First, popular vote for President. Not difficult. More difficult is eliminating the lame duck period of pardons, selling off Alaskan rights etc. It is a ludicrous situation. In the UK, the new Prime Minister is usually in office by lunchtime after the vote. Some get delayed a couple of days, no more.

The US system with the Inauguration was designed to ape a Coronation, hence preparation time. Actually, that doesn’t happen in a monarchy- the coronation is a ceremonial occasion about a year later, but the new monarch is in office immediately. That could be done with the Inauguration. When the German Federal system was designed after WW2 , they went for a US federal system, but added the UK concept of a non-political Head of State. The Chancellor equates to the UK Prime Minister, but the President will be an older distinguished person fulfilling the role of monarch … or governor-general. That non-political Head of State deals with the handover between political leaders – swearing in the new political leader (or in the UK, kissing the monarch’s hand!). That will unfortunately not tack on to the US (or French) system, but you could have (say) the Supreme Court swear in a new president as soon as possible. If you have a popular vote, you eliminate the Electoral College. It is outdated, and the “Land” v “People” bias already exists in the Senate. You do not need it twice. States could be compelled to implement systems for certification of their popular vote within seven days. The world watches open-mouthed at mechanisms in place designed for 18th century transport, when it would take days to cross Pennsylvania east to west, let alone communicate between Georgia and Massachusetts.

Much as Boris Johnson has tried to undermine the UK Civil Service and continues to do so, the other important element is Civil Servants who are independent and NOT appointed by political parties. That means continuity during an instant change of Prime Minister of Cabinet Minister.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Oh please. Trump's silly executive orders to reduce drug prices are vaporous. How ridiculous are they? One of his big announcements, allowing Medicare to test out different payment schemes, is already part of the ACA. If he overturned the ACA, he couldn't legally test the schemes. Duh. How about reference pricing for Part B drugs? He trumpeted that one for ages then his own HHS announced their refusal to implement it. Lowering Medicare drugs? His proposal's actual impact would hit about 7% of all drugs. Great. Fact is the House passed a bill a year ago which would have allowed Medicare a wide berth to negotiate prices. Trump told McConnell he would veto it. Can't let "The Radical Left" pass a good bill so close to an election. As with everything, Trump puts out a big pile of nothing then bullshits for days about how wonderful he is.

One last boondoggle. The $200 credit card for seniors. $8 billion from the Trust Fund to pay for it which includes $20 million to print and mail letters to the old folks in time for the election. Recall to that this scummy con man said he'd implement a new health care system weeks into his regime. Four years later he's issuing these idiotic EO's which do next to nothing but let him fulminate on how he is the most popular president ever. Good riddance.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving

BEG, thanks for those quotes from Robbie about The Last Waltz. Those are great. The brother has a way with words!

I'm glad that your health coverage is working well for you. Canada certainly seems to perform well for it's citizens in that area. Canada also has a lower cost of prescription drugs than in the United States where they are way out of control. This is not a defense of Trump, and probably doesn't get reported in the news, but one of the things that he has been working on is trying to get the prices of prescription drugs lowered by cutting out some of the bureaucracy in the middle. It's probably a case of too little too late, but we can be hopeful. Seems like a good thing to try to do.

Interesting connections between your Naturopath and introducing you to your partner. Value added service there! Cool that he has a Robbie connection as well.

I really don't talk much about politics anymore, because the majority of people seem so set in their opinions, it's difficult to have an open minded discussion, that it ends up being very discouraging, so I tend to keep my views to myself. And I'm not looking to change anyone's mind about anything....just looking for truth.

John D. great that you were at The Last Waltz. One of those life experiences that last a lifetime. I know that the late Rollie was also there, and it was always fun to hear him mention it in these pages. Quite a cool experience to have had.

We've got the turkey all prepped and ready to pop in the oven tomorrow morning. Will be a much quieter Thanksgiving this year due to trying to avoid Covid. Usually we go to an extended family celebration with upwards of 25-30 people of all ages and generations. This year will just be my wife and I and daughters at home, which I think will be kind of nice in it's own way. Will miss seeing some other family that we don't get to see much during the year....especially this year. In spite of the stress of this year and general turmoil that seems to be constantly spinning, we still have much to be thankful for and will count our blessings. I'm a lucky man. And maybe blast out some 'Caravan' too. Van the man!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The hand of god (or the devil?)

Any thoughts from the Brits here on Maradona’s passing? And good personal stories from that fateful day?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Helpless Coyote Dry Your Eyes Caravan

WE WERE THE BAND
NOVEMBER 2016
Vanity Fair
ROBBIE ROBERTSON

"As soon as Neil Young took the stage, I could tell no one at Winterland was feeling better than he was. His vocal was so moving on "Helpless," his beautiful Canadian song of remembrance. When Joni's high falsetto voice came soaring in from the heavens, I looked up, and I saw people in the audience looking up too, wondering where it was coming from. Then, when Joni came out and the lights hit her, she seemed to glow in the dark. I was slightly surprised when she walked over and kissed me. She looked thoroughly enchanting as she sang "Coyote," and it sounded sexier than ever.

I had to smile when Neil Diamond joined us. In his blue suit and red shirt, he looked like he could have been a member of the Gambino family. He sang "Dry Your Eyes," a tune he and I had written together—a track that not too many people were familiar with, although Frank Sinatra did cover it. Toward the end of the song I heard myself yelling, "Yeah!"

A spotlight shone down on the middle of the stage, and Van Morrison walked into it. This was the way I wanted to introduce him, to not say his name—let the crowd do that. I could see Van had abandoned the idea of wearing his private-eye overcoat. Instead he had chosen a snug-fitting maroon outfit with sequins—something like a trapeze artist might wear. He looked ready for action, but I didn't know yet what he had in mind.

We slammed into "Caravan." With his barrel chest stuck out like Caruso, Van poured on the steam. The place went berserk as Van sang out, "Turn up your raa-dio!" He moved across the stage, and each time he let out a "one more time," he kicked his leg in the air or threw his arms over his head. Finally he dropped the mike to the floor and walked off, still hitting the accents with his hand above his head. Now I understood why he was dressed like an acrobat.

At the end of the last chorus, there were only the five of us in the world. No audience. No celebration. Nobody. Just the sound of the Band ringing in my ears. This can't be the final anything. This cannot be the end. What we have can never die, never fade away. We all raised our arms in the air and thanked the crowd. I adjusted the hat on my head, stepped to the microphone with what little strength I had left, and said, "Good night—good-bye."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Glenn....Gobble Gooble. Also, love "Don't Do It." You sang it to me once. Yes, I remember oh so well.

Hi Todd...I have my Ontario Health Insurance thanks to my party the NDP (third party New Democratic Party of Canada). Heartfelt thanks to Tommy Douglas and NDP from Saskatchewan. He just happens to be the grandfather of Canadian actor Keifer Sutherland. I pay out of my own pocket to see my Naturopath but because I pay into an insurance company via of my work I receive 80% back. She also introduced me to my partner and he has a connection with Robbie Robertson so there ya go....simple twists of fate.

Encore. Robbie Robertson Talks Last Waltz And Thanksgiving


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Norm, that's rough that you essentially have to pay taxes twice, on your tug that you sold. They're trying to do something like that here in Connecticut with Estate taxes which could result in double taxation.

I actually think my Federal income taxes are pretty reasonable, but the Connecticut State taxes and local property taxes are pretty high, which adds to the high cost of living here. We also have a very high deficit and underfunded liabilities, especially when it comes to pensions. It's almost getting to the breaking point. Connecticut has had Democratic leadership for many years and fairly reliably votes for the Democrat candidate; so much so, that presidential candidates almost never campaign here. Plus being a small State, we only have 7 electoral votes.

I'm currently registered as unaffiliated, and have done write-in votes for President in the last two elections. I used to hold my nose, and pull the lever for the "lesser of two evils" candidate, but I decided that I was happier voting "for" someone, even if they never have a chance of winning. I can sleep at night. I do always vote though, and focus my attention more on the local elections which are just as important as the one for the big-boy chair. There have been many candidates in the primaries that I have liked, but my favorites never seem to make it be the nominee. I don't really feel at home with either of the two major parties, and in all actuality, think of myself as a "small l" libertarian (or a civil libertarian if you will). I'm not interested in aligning with the "big L" Libertarian party whose platform goes a little to far for me.

There used to be a saying that if you scratch a New Englander, you'll find a libertarian underneath. There's a feeling that the Democrats should stay out of the wallet, and the Republicans should stay out of the bedroom!



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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The misuse of the Name

You have spelled it out well Todd we certainly agree on that. We have the name problems with the way government uses our money. Borrows money that we have to pay the interest on etc. We had a Prime Minister who was an economist. Everyone in the east hated him. They sooner settle for a grade school teacher who throws money around like it grows on trees.

We also have the same problem as you where the rich don't pay nearly their share of tax.. Some where in the middle it has to be able to work right but I doubt that I'll ever see it. When I sold my tug & barge toe amount of tax I paid would make you sick. You work your whole life so the government can take a huge chunk of it away from you. What we had left to put into a safe place we have to get taxed every month for what little we take out per month even after they took the huge portion right when we retired.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Just a one more time...

I'm with you BEG; that song never fails to bring a big smile to my face! Van and The Band (and the horn section) really deliver on that version of Caravan. Must have been something to have experienced it in person like John D. Wow! That would have to be on my top 10 desert island music video list. Have we had something like that here at the GB? If you could have only 10 music videos (of a single song), what would they be? HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all! Please be safe. Let's kick this pandemic outta here like Van kicked Caravan into high gear.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Social Studies

Norm, I'm not an expert on economics or world politics, but it's clear that the term socialism gets misused quite often by people on both sides of the aisle who are typically trying to further some sort of political agenda. Socialism as I understand it, is when the government controls every aspect of the economy and industry including the means of production. Clearly that's not what's happening in Canada, or Norway or Sweden or even the United States etc.

It's really more of a case of free market capitalism with generous government social programs. Yes that requires higher taxes, but that offsets other expenses that people and business might have. Very different from how things were/are in places like Cuba, Venezula or Nicaragua with Socialist dictators.

Even Bernie Sanders characterization of Democratic Socialism is a little fuzzy and doesn't really apply to how things are in places like Sweden, even though he frequently uses that as an example. But it really requires the wealth generated by a successful free market economy to support the social programs (and infrastructure etc.) via the tax base.

I have no beef with paying taxes to support our needs. My problem is when those precious resources are wasted by inefficiency, corruption or greed which steals from the very people that revenue is supposed to be helping. If waste, fraud and abuse can be reduced, then there is more to go to where it is needed without breaking the back of the engine from which that revenue is derived. And so often the solution is to raise that burden, instead of trying to fix the problems. And government doesn't always do that in the most efficient way, in my opinion. Many of them are more concerned with power and control.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Lenin's Bolsheviks

Right you are Todd. The book I referred to is 50 years of that and as you have I have friends from Russia and understanding what they have gone thru is really told in that book.

We have to shake our heads sometimes to hear people like Trump talk about our country particularly as regards health care. I watched Trump say "It doesn't work in Canada." Well I'm 76 and it's worked all my life for me and pretty well every one I know.

The part that I can't get. You pay taxes and your taxes are used for all infrastructure. Roads, schools everything you can name. If our taxes and a small premium look after our health how does that all of a sudden become "SOCIALISM". That is stupid and I sure in hell am not a socialist. Makes me feel good to know for the little bit of money I was able to put away I helped my country and paid one hell of a lot more income tax that Trump did. Also the taxes I paid for 56 year of work for fuel and every other damn cost of operating was not a socialist thing at all. My only beef is the chicken shit little pensions we get.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the anniversary of TLW

John D: Or as the Beatles would have put it, "It was 44 years ago today, when Sergeant Pepper told the Band not to play". Next up, Billy Sheers?


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Storming the Castle

Norm, I knew that you were kidding, but there are many people who actually think that that's the way it should happen, storm the castle and frog march him out of there, etc. But we don't have kings or despots here so fortunately there are better ways.

One of the reasons that our democracy has survived all sorts of miscreants and villains over the years is because there is a process in place to ensure orderly transitions of power. The balance of power between the 3 branches of government also helps to prevent chaos, and preserve the republic, no matter how messy it may appear on the surface, from time to time.

I agree with you that many people are uniformed or misinformed, but that will happen when many people get their info from opinion channels like Fox or MSNBC, rather than seeking out more objective sources. As the late great Walter Cronkite said: "In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story."

Speaking of Russia, I have a friend and co-worker who grew up under Communist rule, and moved with his wife and daughter here in the mid 1990's, and has now lived here for three plus decades. He maintains that it was the Bolsheviks that screwed everything up in Russia, no matter how good the intentions might have been. In spite of the problems that we have here, he still feels like he hit the jackpot when his application to come to this country was approved. So I look to him for inspiration as I know he appreciates life here more than many who take it for granted.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Past The Point of Rescue.....Hal Ketchum

Now along with Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker we have lost Hal Ketchum who died on Monday at only 67 of complications with dementia. He wrote and sang a lot of really good songs and was show cased on and became a member of the Grand Old Oprey.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Pat and Todd

Todd, I'm well aware of your election process and actually by the look of the news and some things people say down there, I'm sure I know a lot more about it than a lot of Americans as I have studied it for quite a lot of years. I was just being funny.

Studying government process between the Canadian process and United States some time ago even got me into Australian (as we have a daughter in Brisbane and I have spent time there) that only got me reaching over to New Zealand as well.

Many years ago I read "Worker's Paradise Lost" of the war years in Russia. It began to look here not long ago like the USA could come to the same fate as the USSR. Maybe even more so now between Red and Blue states and that madman Trump stiring things up the way he does is very much seperating that country. One thing I know for sure there are many people in the USA that really have no idea what socialism is.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: US Election Timeline

Norm, I appreciate your eagerness, and interest in the United States election process, but everything happens on a schedule, so I'm not sure that Pat can accelerate that for you.

On Monday the GSA authorized Joe Biden to begin his transition to the presidency.
Typically all of the States will have finished certifying their votes by early December. Some states have already done so. Not every state has the same deadline for that part of the process.
Then on December 14th, the electoral college will meet to officially cast their votes from each of the states. Any legal challenges and votes recounts should be well in the past by that time.
Then a joint session of Congress will meet on January 6, 2021 to count the electoral votes and make the official declaration for the election of the President and Vice President.

Then finally on January 20th there will be the inauguration where Joe Biden & Kamala Harris will be sworn in.

This is pretty much the way it will go, and anything that happens in between now and then is merely noise and distraction. So don't worry. Everything will be OK!



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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Pardons for Sale!

Is it illegal or just another norm to be busted?


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, you are a lucky man.

Norm, it's Trump's place until 1/20/21. After a thorough fumigation, Biden gets it. Until then, enjoy the mass of pardons Trump unleashes, including one for himself.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Action!

Pat.........OH PAT!! Get on over to DC and tell that tramp Trump to get his ass outta that house :-)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

If I had to pick just one performance, just one from TLW besides my mother's fave "Helpless"....It would have to be.....Sheer joy and more joy every time I watch this performance.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

And The Band Played On....John D thanks Levon and Rollie thanked Garth via of his sister Ginny for being at TLW at 18 years old. Both of them were blessed to have been invited to probably the most exciting and endearing rock celebrations of all!

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving to all the Americans this weekend and especially Pat B who previously shared wishes to the Canadian heathens as well.
:-D

The Gift

Be still, my soul, and steadfast.
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.

So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God (higher power) and the world
know you are grateful. That the gift has been given.

Mary Oliver


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: The Last Waltz

It was 44 years ago tonight that the original 5 members of The Band played their farewell concert in San Francisco. It was of course The Last Waltz. I was invited and spent a few days there including rehearsals and of course the concert. It's something I will never forget for the rest of my life. Thank you Levon for inviting me.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: 6 for today

I put them on and closed my eyes.

Hearts and Bones -,Paul Simon

Rene & Georgette Magritte - Paul,Simon

American Tune - Paul Simon

Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan

Just like a Woman - Bob Dylan

One too many mornings- Bob Dylan

There are days when you need nothing short of perfection.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: "It's A Beautiful Morning"

Pat B: Good call - certainly better than some of mine. #11 with a bullet.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I have this doc....."The documentary, Down In The Flood,” tells the story of Bob Dylan and The Band (AKA The Hawks), covering the years 1965 – 1968. Includes interviews with Garth Hudson; the Hawks’ mentor, Ronnie Hawkins; tour drummer Mickey Jones; producer John Simon; Dylan guitarist Charlie McCoy and others."

Canadians can watch from video two....

When you share your food. Your bread basket will never be empty.
South American Friend


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Covid-19: Essex boy's lockdown art project ends up in gallery
:-D

Charlie Jones
BBC News

"Even though it sometimes gets cloudy, just you keep on shining."


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Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, you forgot the Hawks' brothers on the NY circuit who became The Rascals and their perfect It's A Beautiful Morning.

Norm, TV programs can advance any bullshit they want. FOX has been harping as a matter of course that Joe Biden accomplished nothing in his years in DC, just as FOX wanted its viewers to think Obama had spent his entire life as a community organizer. Anyone with the slightest intellectual curiosity finds these sorts of statements ignorant beyond belief, but manipulating weak minds has always been big business. As we know, underestimating American intellect is an easy way to make big money.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dunc: Thanks for your post, and your list of music. Coincidentally, over the weekend I listened several times to Donovan's greatest hits CD. Sure he was copying Dylan in the early days, but I'd rather hear "Colours" and "Catch The Wind" than most (almost all?) early Dylan. They were/are special, but some of the later hits were brilliant. "Atlantis" was always my favourite, even before I realised that Robbie must've been inspired to write "I'm going to go down by the water, ..., I'll just be looking for my maker" by hearing Donovan singing, "Way down below the ocean, where I want to be, she made me". There's so much to love about so many of his songs - Jimmy Page's solo in "Hurdy-Gurdy Man", the line "Love is hot, truth is molten" in "Barrabajagal", the Bandish strip-down-ness of "Riki-Tiki-Tavi" ...


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: more on the bright side

Norm: Thanks. If a #10 is necessary, there's always Dylan's "New Morning".


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: 50 Ways to Leave The White House

You just have to watch this. There is nothing else to say.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Roots musicians pay tribute to the iconic music of The Band

Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown performing at Kay Meek

Jeremy Shepherd
North Shore News
JANUARY 11, 2019

But more than 40 years after their curtain call, that sound of Americana played by a group that was 80 per cent Canadian still inspires, explains Zach Lupetin, founder of roots band The Dustbowl Revival.

“They’re like our musical spirit animals,” he says."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Request by DUNC....

Pauline Alexander
Where Lucifer Lingers
Oct 2018 Recording


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

CHILL OUT (Things Gonna Change)
1995

John Lee Hooker/Santana


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Sgt Pepper & its descendants

The latest on Around and Around is The Art of the LP: Sgt Pepper, which covers not only Sgt Pepper, but the pastiches of it like We're Only In It For The Money. Heavily illustrated and focussing on art and design.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: History from Scotland

Dunc, some more history from Scotland. I am a member of a group based in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the history of the super Z-Tugs of South Africa Tug Boat Company. In the late 70's my Uncle Captain Frank Culbard (mum's brother, their father was my grandfather from Scotland.) Uncle Frank was master working with these tugs before his retirement. At the time they were the two biggest most powerful tugs in the world. Ocean going salvage tugs.

The first built was "Wolraad Woltemade" built in Leith, Scotland by Robb Caledon and launched in 1976. The name is after a Dutch farmer in Cape Town who with his horse swam out to a ship in Table Bay that was floundering in heavy weather. He rescued 18 sailors until too many were in the water and all grabbed onto the horse taking him and Wolraad Woltemade down and drown them. The story is on wikipedia.

You can see pictures of the tug on line here on many sources. The ship builder, the tug boat company "Saftug" The second tug "sister ship" the South Africans copied the one built in Scotland and built it up in Durban. It was called "John Ross". My uncle spent some time master of that one.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Cenotaph

I meant to say to you Dunc. The most beautiful cenotaph I have seen is in Hobart, Tasmania. It has a very long beautiful lawn with trees leading up to it. It stands on a point looking out over the bay. I'd like to send you a picture of it. email me.. tsolum666atgeemaildotcom


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: I Can See Clearly Now

Adding to your positive songs Bill, and thank you a refreshing idea.

This question is directed particularly to Pat.....or anyone who cares to comment. Reading the news that always comes up on my home page as soon as I go on line. A judge in a case against Fox News says NO ONE could actually believe anything Tucker Carlson says he lies so much. The management of Fox admits that he lies. Most recently he is babbling on about how this election was rigged and illegal voting blablabla. My question is why do they let him continue? Is it just for the ratings or the entertainment factor?


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Thanks

Thanks, Bill, Norm and Beg.

Thanks, Norm. I was confusing your two grandfathers together and thinking them as one person. Yes, sad about Remebrance Day. We have one of the most beautiful cenotaphs in the UK. I’m as you’ll have gathered I’m also interested in Scottish history. In the Canadian armed forces in WW 1 over 2000 men were born in or had a close link with Dundee, and Dundee’s only VC winner was in this army. Many lost their lives. Bill M - here are some songs which will reflect what I’ve been playing.

Rediscovering Stone The Crows, which were a great band I saw in the seventies.

Going Down is a great track to look at with two brilliant guitarists, both who died young one from drugs, the other an electric shock on stage, and Maggie Bell is often compared to Janis Joplin.

Revisiting Donovan and found a rendition on YouTube of Donovan and Crystal Gayle singing Catch The Wind. I was lucky to see Crystal Gayle in concert and It was a great night, where I felt she meant every work.

I have been exploring the music of Blue Rose Code. The singer and writer behind this band is hugely talented and I was lucky to see him play a concert with older artistes, which was brilliant. By a strange coincidence, Peter’s late friend, John Wetton RIP, mentored Ross Wilson to help him get his life back on track.

Playing a lot of The Blue Nile. Robbie liked Paul Buchanan’s music and I think Breakin’ The Rules is brilliant.

Played Paolo Nuttini’s music. His family own a chip shop in the town and I enjoy playing Beeswing, the Richard Thompson classic, which begins in Dundee.

BEG has got me into the Waterboys and I really enjoy Sharon Shannon and the Waterboys playing Saints and Sinners. Was really lucky to see a Sharon Shannon concert last year. Great show.

Bought an album by Pauline Alexander, a Scottish singer songwriter, who is making inroads into England. Perhaps a cliche, but she has the voice of an angel.

I have also been playing a lot of the Dundee songwriter, Ron Lindsay’s work, who was going to get his big break in the early seventies, but suffered from mental health problems, holding up his career. I think his songs are great. Paula recorded one of his songs on her debut album, related to his stay in hospital. It is a beautiful song. It’s called where Lucifer Lingers and it’s by Pauline Alexander. Perhaps you could link the 2018 version from You Tube to the GB, BEG.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: on a more forward-looking note ...

..., and acknowledging the facts that Jan 20 is Wednesday and some time off, here are some more positive songs to consider:

Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Morning Has Come - Spirit
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac ("thunder ... raining, and when the rain washes you clean you'll know, you'll know")
Words To Words - Max Webster ("And freedom, some say freedom comes after a storm") "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" - any cast of the Wiz
"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" - Timbuk 3 "Michael Row The Boat Ashore - Highwaymen ("Milk and honey on the other side")


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Desperate Men Do Desperate Things

Desperate Men Do Desperate Things...Jimmy Lafave
He Won't Go...Adele
Burnin'and Lootin'...Bob Marley and The Wailers
Time Shows Fools...Justin Townes Earle
Hey Little Rich Girl...Amy Winehouse
Nothing Was Delivered...The Byrds
Had Enough Of You Today...Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
Pressure Drop...Toots and The Maytals/The Clash
Emotional Slaughter...Black Uhuru


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Bad Intentions Robbie Robertson

Evil Ways...Santana
So Cruel...U2
Preyed Upon...Tanita Takaram
I Woke Up Screaming...Bobby "Blue" Bland
Come On Do The Jerk...Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Fool Fool Fool...The Clovers
The Tears Of A Clown...Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Poor Pitiful...Otis Redding
Money In My Pocket...Dennis Brown
What Goes Around Comes Around...Bob Marley and The Wailers


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Posted by:

Pat B

Fat Man in the Bathtub--Little Feat

I'll Have A Blue Christmas--Porky Pig

Asshole--Denis Leary

Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole--Martha Wainwright

Jackass--Bloodhound Gang

You're No Good--Ronstadt

You're Cheatin' Heart--Hank

Unfaithful--Rhianna

Love The Way You Lie--Eminem

Before He Cheats--Carrie Underwood


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Posted by:

Peter V

Nowhere Man?


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Nothing is bad enough to be Appropriate.

Pat there is an old country song "How Can I Miss You if you Won't Go Away".

Considering the job this sleasy mobster has done. The man who is the head of Wall Street who supported him is on the news here confirming it's time for him to get out. There is over 100 retired law makers republican and democrat who have all just signed a letter calling for the republican senate to shut him down. Carl Weinstein has published the names of 21 sitting republican senators that confirm they all agree he never should have been a president to start with. What they need is McConnell to get his head out of his ass.

A lot of people in the USA think we should have no say in this. They have no idea how that government affects us.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Trump songs

There’s a good one by the recently departed David Olney called Millionaire.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Trump playlist

Loser--Beck

Even The Losers--Tom Petty

I'm A Loser--Beatles

Beautiful Loser--Seger

Poor Poor Pitiful Me--Ronstadt

Loser--The Dead

Liar--Argent

Liar Liar--Castaways

Liar--Rollins

Lie To Me--Pretenders

Would I Lie To You?--Eurythmics

All Men Are Liars--Nick Lowe

Miserable Lie--Smiths

Book of Liars--Walter Becker

Fat Man--Jethro Tull

Livin' Fat--Fat Joe

Chunky People--Pig Robbins

Eat The Rich--Aerosmith

Rich Girl--Hall & Oates

Baby You're a Rich Man--Beatles

Rich Man's War--Trad.

Poor Little Rich Boy--Regina Spektor

Folsom Prison Blues--Cash

Back on The Chain Gang--Pretenders

Jailhouse Rock--Elvis

Prison Grove--Zevon

Busted--Ray Charles

You're Gonna Get What's Comin'--Robert Palmer


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

DUNC...I was also thinking what's up with Dunc these days? I love downsizing so today it's all about my various files. So far Education, Health and Housing completed. Next is Miscellaneous and then Music.....I've already downsized some clothing by taking them to a store that will give me credit for them half of selling price. It's most advantageous to the buyer. Stuart Adamson from Big Country was so much more than his suffering.

A Shrine To Yonge's Musical Past linked. Drum Wall at Friar's Museum also.

Awwww.....NOMADIC MIKE...There is a story there. My Nova Scotian friend sent the Art App. You choose what time of day you'll receive your mystery piece of art work daily. It was the second day that the Young Girl With Cabbage showed up. A simple twist of fate as I live in Cabbagetown and I was just telling everyone that one of the things that the Pandemic was positive for me was that I was finally able to grow out my bangs like the girl in the painting. If it wasn't for this friend who I met while teaching at my first school close to little Jamaica.....I know, I know.....another simple twist of fate again......The Universe brought me to former City of York Board to teach in Weston area and then just south of Eglinton West subway station. It was here that Black Uhuru (Black Freedom) wrote about the community in the song, "The Youths Of Eglinton". I saw them on the same bill as The Clash......so yes.....I am fortunate when it comes to experiencing the music I love.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Cabbage in town with girl

I can see why this appealed to you, Angie.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: ICON: Music Through The Lens on Sky Arts

Featuring passionate and often irreverent in-depth interviews with the most renowned music photographers, musicians, gallerists, journalists and social commentators, ICON is a six-part rollercoaster ride through the rich history and cultural impact of music photography. I caught Elliot Landy and one of his classic Band photographs on this series the other day.

It's nice to have two good channels like Sky Arts and BBC 4 during the vid19 lockdown days on Freeview.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: How To Dominate Reality Love Is One Way Imagination Is Another
Web: My link

Subject: Daily Dose Of Art

For those who appreciate visual art...One of my friends sent this art app to me. One day this week appeared The Young Girl And The Cabbage.

"Live your life as if you were creating a work of art; put those things you find most beautiful in it."

Unknown


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Dunc

Hello Dunc. I echo Bill's words. It is good to have you come by again and know that you are well. You are right in your memory. My father as his father before him saw no reason to bother with school education. my father went to school only until he was 9 and then my grandfather kept him with him all the time working in logging and fishing. Now to understand this we lived on small islands very remote with no roads and getting to school was by boat. They were pioneers so that their whole idea of survival was being pretty much self sufficient.

On the other hand my grandfather from Scotland who grew up at Dollar was very well educated and after the war was an accountant. As he served in the Canadian Light Infantry at Vimy Ridge in WW1 he only lived to age 44. He passed when mum was only 14 from commplications of that war so we never got to see him.

This last Remembrance Day we were unable to share the remembrance at our park as we do. I found a march in Scotland with the combined pipe bands playing "Scotland the Brave" and shared it with my mates on Facebook. At the moment I forget what town it was but it is a great video. With good sound and a very tight fine march. I really enjoy it. Later Dunc.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Justin Bieber performed his hit song “Lonely” with Benny Blanco and “Holy” LIVE at the American Music Awards 2020. I was disappointed that Chi Town's rapper Chance the Rapper did not join Justin in "Holy" but due to social distancing....However, they could have zoooooooomed. I've also observed that Justin's moves have definitely been influenced by Chance.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Grand River
Web: My link

Subject: Canadiana

American Music Awards last night....Only our Canadian boyzzzz made an impression. Let's hear it for Stratford's boy meeting up with Pickering's boy. Scarborough's boy was all bandaged up. Nope, no plastic surgery. He was promoting his latest record and song about drunk driving while trying to reach your babe in a real hurry. I like some of his music but this one didn't do it for me. Still proud to see that he keeps rolling after his days with Ariana Grande at another award show singing with her in "Love Me Harder".

Playlist While Sorting Files

Daniel Lanois...Lotta Love To Give
I Still Belong To Jesus...Robert Randolph via Robbie Robertson
Your House...Steel Pulse
Ultimate Sacrifice...Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise via Much More Music
Shame On The Moon...Rodney Crowell via Mary Martin
Home...Shaggy
Rubylove...Cat Stevens
Living In A Ghost Town...Rolling Stones via Peter Viney
I Know What I Know...Steve Forbert
It Makes No Difference...Jimmy Lafave via Kevin J


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Subject: lost in the record collection

Dunc: I'm glad to see you posting - relieved even. Have any unexpected gems turned up in your wanders?

As for me, a listen last night to the linked record by the local Blue Tones, which charted here in 1957, reminded me that Ronnie Hawkins certainly didn't bring rock and roll to Toronto. Great guitar work by Eddie L'Ecuyer.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Norm, Celtic Bhoy, hockey

Hi Norm. Back in the day, if you remember, I found your family story very interesting. Steve RIP told me his story too. I couldn’t work out why your father was opposed to formal education if I’m remembering correctly.

Hi Celtic Bhoy, it was a Lisbon Lion who gave my son a chance in football - Bertie Auld, as hard as nails, signed him for Dumbarton, but Bertie left Dumbarton and the young boys were shown the door, but my son went on to play 13 years as a part timer. I was at both defeats home and away of Celtic by a Scottish team in ‘67. If you give your e mail to Peter, he will e mail it to me, and I might be able to help you with your music collecting.

I’ve got to boast here. Hockey.I was a decent footballer, but we never played football at school, and I ended up playing hockey for the Scottish Universities, and at the end of the tournament, Cambridge asked me if I would consider doing teaching practice at Cambridge, playing for Cambridge and playing in the Oxford vCambridge match. My first meetings with public schoolboys! Hockey in Dundee was linked to the empire and Dundee was the world centre of the jute trade. Might have become a PE teacher. Still played football, which I prefer and ended up taking teams for years.I was brought up in the Lochee area and its related scheme. Loved it. (Celtic Bhoy, you’ll know the area if you travelled up to Dundee on the Celtic buses - I lived next to the Gaiety Bar in Charleston and once never had a relation outside Lochee - both places frequented by the Celtic buses. Have you been there Celtic Bhoy on the bus?

Not posting much just now, because I’m still on the part of the retirement music journey, which is exploring Scottish folk, pop and rock. And really enjoying Peter’s website.


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Posted by:

Si

Subject: Joe's playlist

A Glitch Is A Glitch c/w Nancy With The Laughing Face
My Degeneration b/w I Can't Explain
No Expectations b/w Sympathy For The Devil
Trojan Horse With No Name
I'm Only Sleeping
Shake Me, Wake Me, When It's Over
Puppet On A String
Hey Joe (Where You Going With that, uh, the umm you know, that err, thing ... the [wistful sigh] ... the err [long pause] y'know ... the uh [increasing impatience] the thing ... uhh [trails off incoherently]

Bonus track - The Hunter Gets Captured By Ukraine

Inauguration Music - Fanfare for the Come On, Maaaan


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Opinions

It's OK, guys. Everyone needs to vent sometimes. Doesn't always need to be rational or conform to the accepted standard. And there's always the entertainment aspect to consider!
It's been a long election day.... rather week.....umm...actually more like a month really. Is it still 2020? One thing is for certain. On January 20th we will have a new President.

I watch CBS news fairly regularly, and I've never seen any of Si's opinions discussed there. CBS reports the facts and only the facts. You can take that to the bank. And if you don't believe me you can check with Walter Cronkite. But certainly Si is entitled to his opinions? He's not running a news operation after all.

And I think he's definitely wrong about Joe Biden's lack of ability to run a lemonade stand. I think he can do it, and I'm willing to give him that chance! This political season (and most of them for that matter) remind me of this kernel of wisdom found in Bobby D's, 'Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie'.

"The ones that wheel and deal and whirl and twirl
And play games with each other in their sand-box world
And you can't find it either in the no-talent fools
That run around gallant
And make all rules for the ones that got talent"

Selah


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Daniel Lanois and Garth Hudson

"This is footage from the "Here Is What Is" afterparty, Toronto Film Fest, September 9, 2007. Lanois and special guest Garth Hudson performed in an intimate venue on Queen Street for a small crowd."


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Unexplainable

Wow Pat I was amazed at your restraint. Is this Si character auditioning for Fox. Never heard such a spew of drivel. Very obviously an uninformed or biased character but most certainly ignorant of what is going on.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Celtic B: Clearly you've overestimated Si's political smarts.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Globalism

I’d nominate A Merkel as president of earth - a 1-world government is the only way humanity will make it. Si - you're a shallow moron.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Si, you should keep your ignorant prattling to yourself.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Former Housemate from Aberdeen
Web: My link

Subject: In A Big Country

Adamson was a lifelong supporter of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.


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Posted by:

Si

Celtic Bhoy - No worries. BoJo is a joke but then I never had much confidence that he would amount to anything. I was disappointed that Tulsi Gabbard wasn't on the Democrat ticket as she seemed to be somebody who had potential crossover appeal. It's a sobering thought that Joe "Glitch" Biden will be put out to grass within a few months and Kamala "Kneepads" Harris will take over. Get ready for identity politics and divisiveness all day every day for the foreseeable future. A lot of people are fed up with that crap on both sides of the pond. I don't see any good coming from that. When you hear her talk of "Social Equity" with that knowing smirk you can be sure trouble is on the way.

My own non-congregational opinion of Trump is that despite having misgivings about the occasional crassness and boorishness of his tweets I've never believed that there is any evidence of racism or any -ism or -phobia on his part. MS-13 are indeed "bad hombres" and rapists and murderers and they thrive on exploiting vulnerable desperate people. I made the distinction between legal and illegal immigration from the moment he announced he was running. Hillary was an appalling candidate IMO. In short I don't trust any politician who advocates globalism - because they speak with forked tongue. The doctrine of "those jobs aren't coming back anytime soon so you better get used to it" that Obama glibly outlined. Trump seemed to be the antithesis of that and I found it refreshing. As a Brit though I have no idea if he was able to reverse that to any degree. I doubt the media would give him any credit if he has indeed managed to make the lot of the blue collar working classes and middle classes slightly better. At least he seemed to give them hope for a short while. I give him credit for a few things: making Critical Race Theory a household topic of late; appearing to genuinely care about the plight of veterans; treating the MSM with the contempt they have earned over the decades; trying to not start a war in the middle east (despite the many drone attacks); acting like political correctness is something that should just be disregarded and brushed off like you would a gnat. (He's absolutely right about that)

None of that will matter because Joe "if you don't vote for me then you ain't black" Biden (the real racist in all of this) will do the bidding of the people upstairs. His cognitive decline is becoming more and more evident on a daily basis and one gets the impression he couldn't run a lemonade stand let alone an economy/nation. I think Trump has accomplished more in four years than Quid Pro Quo Joe has in more than four decades.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The Scott

Celtic Bhoy I meant to ask what part of Scotland is yours. We have another Scott here who haunts the place. Old Dunc and I have discussed Scotland some. My grandfather grew up at Dollar Academy. He came to Canada at age 16. So I have a touch of the Highlands.

By the way if you were talking about the USA when you said 200 million, it is actually 330 million.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Dance Crazes The 80's

Peter looking at your dance craze page motivated me to add this link. The reason being the 80's were a country music craze and particularly on the west coast here. Many bars changed their venu and decor as it took off to be so much money.

So many nights in many bars I played in people danced just like you see here in front of us. One particular afternoon on a May Day weekend I played in the little town of Cumberland behind Courtenay. Cumberland in it's day had been a mine town. It even had a China Town part. May Day was celebrated as United Empire Loyalist's day there.

I was playing a single with my band in my computer. I started to play an old John Mellencamp hit song "Cherry Bomb". Suddenly a crowd of young ladies all about 19 to early twenties came bounding down from their tables and line danced in front of me so perfectly I was amazed. When I finished the song I called this pretty little girl over and asked her WHERE did you girls learn to dance like that. "They taught us in high school" she said. Probably the most perfect line dancing I ever saw.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Psycho killer

Si, I’ll bow to your far greater knowledge of American politics.

On reflection, I don’t think the bold Donald could resist boasting about it to us if he had got away with it!! Perhaps the Clinton’s may just be a bit more subtle about it.

Always amazes me that in a country of 200 million, many of whom are clearly exceptional people, the choice of politician usually underwhelms. And of course it’s exactky the same scenario here in the U.K. where Boris Johnson has been acting every bit the mini me illegitimate love child of The Trumpster.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Twist of fate

Brilliant clip BEG from my all time favourite movie!!!!

Once saw s clip of them shooting that scene and Uma Thurman saying how nervous she was doing a dance scene with John Travolta!! No pressure! The girl done good. Was just listening to Mark Knopfler when I saw your link..... spooky!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: In Awe Of Willy's Musicality
Web: My link

Subject: Romantic Willy DeVille ❤

Mark Knopfler & Willy DeVille - Storybook Love (Official Video)


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Before Michael Jackson's Moonwalk and The Hawk's Camel Walk there was......

From the documentary: DANCETIME RESEARCH #1 The Camel Walk dance was originally a ragtime vaudeville dance that became a social couples dance and later on a solo dance. Here Al Minns shows us one of the solo variations.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Twist Of Fate
Web: My link

Subject: I Wanna Dance

When Mia (Uma Thurman) gets back from the bathroom, her conversation with Vincent (John Travolta) takes a twist.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Beautiful Snowy Day
Web: My link

Subject: Cadillac Walk

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songwriter Doc Pomus said about the band, "Mink DeVille knows the truth of a city street and the courage in a ghetto love song. And the harsh reality in his voice and phrasing is yesterday, today, and tomorrow — timeless in the same way that loneliness, no money, and troubles find each other and never quit for a minute."[1]


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Dance Crazes

AROUND AND AROUND … the last article in the "Music For Dancing" section has been added. In order, The Dancing Class, The Twist, Dance Crazes and Dancing bands and Watching bands. The new one is DANCE CRAZES. See link.


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Posted by:

Si

Celtic Bhoy, your Psycho Killer speculation ... is just that. Highly unlikely. The Clintons on the other hand, well, a dead cert - if you'll excuse the pun - although they have always been prone to getting others to do their dirty deeds.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Playing football without a crowd erodes home advantage and this season has seen more goals which some say is that teams are less inhibited without a mob baying at every slip and error. It is producing great TV games as yesterday when Bournemouth were 2-0 down at half time and won 4-2.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Wisdom

Subject: Solomon

P.s. with a name like yours I guess it’s no surprise you were on the money summarising Celtics problems!!


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Posted by:

Peter V

JQ - on the list. I'm hanging back a bit trying to get stuff up on Around and Around.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Fred and Solomon

Solomon, you’re absolutely right, the lack of fans is having a terrible impact on their performances this year. The crowd generate such an intensity you wouldn’t believe. 60,000 fanatical fans roaring you on can’t help but lift your performance.

I know I’m biased but our main newspaper ran an article recently where it had quotes from all of the football greats talking about how amazing and unique the atmosphere is at Celtic Park. Messi, Ibrahimovic, Xavi, Iniesta, Maldini, Ronaldo, Buffon, Puyol, Guardiola, even Gerrard!!

But I’d love to see how the Buenos Aires Derby compared. Not sure the pubs would be as good there though, but I suspect they know how to throw a good after party!!


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Ipcress File

PV - Have you done this one yet?


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Football

I'm currently watching Orlando City v New York City FC with real fans watching ! It makes the game much more enjoyable with real fans instead of artificial crown noises.

Celtic Bhoy - I was wondering if that could be the reason Celtic haven't done so well in Europe and some Scottish games this season ? No fans. I know Celtic park is famous for the mighty lift the fans give the team.

Fred - Boca Juniors and River Plate would be another great game to see.


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Posted by:

Fred

Celtic Bhoy: Going to see an Old Firm Derby is on my list of footballing events to see in person, along with watching the Superclásico at the Bombonera in Buenos Aires. Perhaps one day when this pandemic has ended.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Celtic B: I think of he-who-will-not-leave as the Anus Horribilis.

FWIW, the two main members of the Big Town Boys (in BEG's goodbye list) had an earlier group that our Robbie passed through - I suspect between the demise of the Suedes and the offer from Ronnie Hawkins to join the Hawks in Arknsas.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Old firm

Wow Fred, I’ve never met a Canadian that knew much about the old firm!! I’m suitably impressed!

Now it’s clear there are lots of people on this site that love their basketball, hockey (several varieties), tennis, golf etc. But honestly, there is no experience in the world like being at an old firm match. To this day my wife gets frustrated with me that there is nothing, nothing at all that gets me as excited and animated as an old firm game.

I worked for an English bank in Glasgow and as a result there were lots of English staff. I made it my mission to take them along to see Celtic beat Rangers as often as I could and they were all completely blown away. Guys that had been to Manchester derbies, Merseyside, London derbies but all confirmed they had never experienced anything like the intensity of an old firm game. I remember one guy, the first game I took him to ended 4-4 with 3 players sent off and 8 booked. He was shell shocked! If ever you get the chance, forget Edinburgh Castle or Loch Lomond and get yourself to Celtic Park!


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Posted by:

Fred

Celtic Bhoy: Everything I know about Celtic FC and the Old Firm Derby is because of him.

If memory serves correct his family moved to Canada in late 1971 or early 1972. I met him in autumn 1972 when I started Grade 4 in a new school (for me)... we moved from one part of Ontario to another that summer.

At the end of Grade 7 I moved to Europe (with my family of course) and we eventually lost touch.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Ta ta

Psycho killer.... Talking Heads. Too much? Or just not yet proven?

Honestly, would you be all that surprised???


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Lockdown
Web: My link

Subject: The Last Goodbye

Last Goodbye...Jeff Buckley
She's Gone...Eric Clapton
Positively Fourth Street...Bob Dylan
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine...Bob Dylan and The Band
You Better Move On...Mink Deville
Why Did You Leave Me Today...Gene Clark and Friends
Every Time You Go Away...Paul Young
Power of Goodbye...Madonna
You Won't See Me...Bryan Ferry
Don't Dream It's Over...Crowded House
Be My Enemy...The Waterboys
Just Like That...Toots and The Maytals
Hey Girl Go It Alone...Big Town Boys
Goodbye....Steve Earle
Goodbye Baby...Elmore James
So Long Good Luck Goodbye...Weldon Rogers


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Bye bye songs

I’m loving those boys, George Harrison is genius!!

It must have been a big deal moving to Canada at that age, and we Scots are usually quite determined not to get pushed around. He must have done something right for you to remember him and still speak quite fondly of him after all these years.

That’s another interesting game. Dig out one of those awful class photos from back in the day. “Where are they now?”

I genuinely did get the diverse collection of professional sports folk, movie actor, jail bird, successful business types, drug dealers, basket cases, TV personalities, teachers, researchers and of course more than a few since departed, quite a few at a pretty young age.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Leave songs

Go Now - The Moody Blues

Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye - Leonard Cohen

I, Me, Mine - George Harrison

Go, Go, Go - Chuck Berry

Nellie the Elephant (off she went with a Trump, Trump, Trump)



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Posted by:

Fred

Celtic Bhoy: They Might Be Giants: "Brain Problem Situation" could be a good addition to your playlist.


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Posted by:

Fred

Celtic Bhoy: He had a propensity of getting in trouble at school (nothing serious, but still warranting visits to the Principal's office more often than not).

Beneath the hard-ass veneer (as much as an elementary school aged kid can be a hard-ass) was a pretty decent guy. He had a wicked sense of humour.

I think his two younger siblings had a smoother transition to living in Canada.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Playlists

Some interesting tracks on the playlists of Obama and Biden with some good stuff on there.

Got me thinking what might feature on the playlist of The Orange Narcissist who refuses to leave The Big White Hoose and stop stamping his feet! Some thoughts /suggestions.......

Slip slidin’ Away....... Simon & Garfunkel.

You can’t always get what you want ..... The Rolling Stones

Another brick in the wall .......... Pink Floyd

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to ........ Altered Images (Glasgow Band!)

Beat it! ......... Michael Jackson

I’m too sexy for my shirt ......... Right said Fred (not our Fred I hasten to add)

Show me the way to go home ........ Julie London.

Crazy! ....... Gnarls Barkley

Don’t wanna go home ...... Jason Derulo

I read the (fake) news today, oh boy........ The Beatles

You never met a mother fu**er quite like me...... Kid Rock

Please, please, please (just get tae f.....) James Brown

A message to you Rudy - “seriously with the hair dye already” .... The Specials

Ok, maybe just a tiny wee bit of poetic license!!!

Feel free to join in the fun guys, I never realised I’m so easily amused. I think there’s a board game In this just waiting to be invented.

And remember, be safe and watch out for angry orange narcissists with anger management issues and dodgy hairdressers.

😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: School days

Ah Fred, you paint an evocative picture of quintessential Glasgow school days!! Fond memories indeed!

After school boxing with schools of the other faith was our second national sport after football..... something we probably excelled at.

It must have been quite a steep adjustment curve for your friend moving to a land of normal after those formative years......


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: A Different James MacNeil, perhaps, or maybe not

Celtic Bhoy: His hair was more blondish than ginger. Not that difficult to understand (unlike the other Glaswegian who came to our school the following year) .He always went by James. Woe to the fool who called him Jimmy. Or Jim.

I remember asking him what kids in Glasgow did after school, he said at his school every day they'd get into fights with the Protestant kids from another school. The throwing of rocks was involved. Fun times I guess.

He wasn't too fond of the English. In 1973 when Queen Elizabeth II came to town, he was planning on finding a spot on the route where he could throw rocks at her car. I had to talk him out of it. It took a while to persuade him it was a very bad idea.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Hockey

Good evenin’!!

Many thanks for clarifying the nuances around the various hockey varieties guys, I’ve learned something today! As Fred says, violence sells and I was intrigued to learn it all started with finesse, skill, grace etc before the WWF promoters got involved. Growing up in Glasgow I didn’t get much exposure to hockey and I suspect the teachers would have feared decapitations might have been the order if the day given some of the nutters in our school.

Fred, you mentioned James MacNeil, your class mate from Scotland. Perhaps I know him, did he go by the name Jimmy, ginger hair, quite hard to understand with a bit of an aggressive bent??

Peter was right about the benefits of living in the U.K. and being eligible to play for several of the countries. The Irish took it a stage further in that if you can drink a pint of Guinness in one go, you’re in!!

I recall someone mentioned Borat recently, and I haven’t seen the movie and don’t think it’s one for me. However last night I did see the clip of Rudy Guiliani and the hotel room scene. Guys, you have to see this, I promise you that your toes will curl upwards until they are scratching the top of your feet!!!! I watched it with my 17 year old daughter and we just went from squirming to laughing to squirming. You would not leave your children alone in a room with that creature.......but hey, nice hair job!!


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Palladium

Plus, I forgot to say... this same concert (via 'BCN) included most all of the TLW horn section. What I enjoy about some of these later gigs (I've had a cd of the Summer gig at Wolftrap/Carter-Barron for awhile) is hearing some later tunes that didn't seem to get played live a lot, like Twilight or Forbidden Fruit (deleted on this broadcast).

Also, Richard playing dobro. My biggest gripe w/ the editing of TLW is that you can see he was one on his lap, but awfully hard to hear it w/ that harp-guitar thing going too.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Yes, new YouTube

So Angie: a bit more later, I promise by email about edu/sports and that. Interesting trip for Yes; I woulda been w/ you... Yes but not Dylan & the Band. Are you kidding me? I did learn to appreciate Yes somewhat, but not like she and her friends did. Story was, she had these 2 pals in high school who were serious musicians that she hung w/ a lot. I guess they would argue about Yes and the like, various classical composers, etc. I believe she was more a by-stander. She had a serious crush on 1, and between him coming out when we were in college and me being part of her life, she did get over the crush. Funny thing, the other guy lives out west and we only exchange Christmas cards (he was more of a Christopher Cross-type character and songwriter). But we still see a fair bit of her old crush and his husband. They are the coolest, maintained a pretty-successful string ensemble for 15 years, and, I dare say going to their wedding was one of the best things I ever did.

The 2 guys did end up playing a composition one of them wrote at our wedding 3 or 4 years later on.

Just listening to (audio only) a YouTube of the OQ at the Palladium in NYC about 2 months before TLW. Sound is surprisingly good. It's evidently from a broadcast done at the time by WBCN. 'BCN was THE rock 'n' roll station in New England for many years. Interesting to listen to Garth and Robbie's solos on IMND. I don't know if Garth was using the same sax or a straight soprano but they show (as always) their musicianship. To my ears the solos are quite different than those 2 months later.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: I want to go back

A quiet day in the guestbook bar. As I sat back in my chair here at my desk gently rocking a little amazed at all the crap on my computer and my tv. It put me in mind of this song of Steve Wariner's. "I want to go back."

Remember the days before Trump and COVID19? It's hard to tell which is worse. Anyway Steve Wariner is one of those "guitar gods" as well as a fine songster. Even if you are not a country music fan listen to this song for the lyrics which for everyone will bring you to your own personal thoughts of your past. As well Steve's beautiful guitar work here is a treat.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: For Jan

Jan there is a preview video of this 10 part series of Larry & Theresa's "It was the Music" on Facebook. I can't figure out how to copy it to your site perhaps you can.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: It Was The Music

Have Y'all seen this series that Larry Campbell and Theresa are putting out a TV series. Looks really good.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: PAT B and CHRIS NEVILLE'S PODCAST
Web: My link

Subject: Keep on whispering in my ear Tell me all the things that I wanna hear Cause it's true That's what I like about you That's what I like about you That's what I like about you Wow

Good Morning PAT B. Few thoughts while waiting for Gray Boy. Midnight is like an Egyptian Priness who'll be by later. So I was just a few of the women at the time who saw Yes....I learned from your podcast, huh? Still breaks my heart I missed out on the The Band. Now Genesis and French-Canadian girls? I will give you a pass since you were not in Toronto? Sheesh....Just like Crab who had visited Montreal and that's all.........I never saw them but I never thought of them as progressive rock but as a concept band....I did dig Selling England By The Pound. Many years later I did see Gabriel at an Amnesty International Concert with many musicians galore. I loved how you and Chris mentioned our Rush.....I did see them at at our SARS concert with a group of friends. Nope......I cannot get past Geddy Leeee's voice. Surprise, surprise....Chris mentions The Romantics? I saw them at Ontario Place for 7.00. One hit wonders but the song said it all for young lovers of the world. I saw Jethro Tull as well. I thought they were cool because the flute was being honoured and showed rock fans that any instrument belonged....Thank you!


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Well, my pally and fellow keyboardist Chris Neville and I decided for some reason to do a podcast. We try mightily to be informative and entertaining as we ramble on about music and life. If you like and subscribe, I may get rich.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Playlist

Keef and the Xpensive Winos live, Hot Tuna-Quarantine Concerts, Grateful Dead Live-lots of it-1969,1971, Leon Russell


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Posted by:

Rod

thanks guys, I was just joking about my playlist - compared to Obama's. Though I did set up a playlist on Spotify a while back called "If You Like The Band" - and it contains TLW version of The Weight.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Egg Salad with Arugula Asiago Walnut Pesto

Good morning haso and L. As for sports at school I also forgot we were exposed to cross country skiing and a bit of tennis. The whole year in our fourth year of high school was to expose us to all kinds of physical activity for either recreational or competitive sports in our lives after school. It was also at this time that I was acquainted with yoga. Meditation came much later and at first it was so difficult to just learn to be still. The other quality I forgot to bring attention to in raising sons and/or daughters....REMORSE....Their destructive behaviours continued and needed more help than we could provide if this quality was missing. We found when students couldn't show remorse......I've said this before....If you or your children have a good foundation in life you can stray at times but you'll always find your way back. Also, it's important and crucial that you feeeeel that you BELONG to your family, community (could be friends we choose) or tribe. Unfortunately gangs do serve a misplaced purpose.

As for seeing the band Yes. Sure it would have been great to have a real fan like L to see the show at MLG. It was a big deal coming from a small city. We did become amalgamated with two other towns but sill......small town talk. The owner of the one and only music store at the time was super cool to arrange this music trip for anyone interested. I just cannot understand why it wasn't to see The Band with Dylan instead of Yes? Another time he arranged a trip to see the Rolling Stones in Buffalo. The days when Mick would throw water onto the crowd. It was this bus ride where everyone was smoking something and yes....My first time.

Kevin J...I still cannot find the Doc of The Hawk but I did find this clip with Johnny Paycheck from same Doc.

Shuffle while in Leslieville area.

I Broke That Promise...Mink DeVille
Ophelia...Adam Cohen via Leonard Cohen
Numela...Ansi Kela via of KALERVO
Revelation Sunshine...Cree Sunshine via of Robbie
Downtown Girl...Willie Nile via Garland Jeffreys
Can't Feel My Face...The Weeknd via Ariana Grande (Scarborough's boy who will be performing at half time Super Bowl)


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: ray/angie/yes

BEG: thanks for that link. A good deal different than the Dylan tune. Sports to be a comment next time. Agree w/ the assessment you give Ray G about boys... man, if they are at least good people, it's a real start in the right direction.

So, my partner would be happy to have been w/ you on that bus for Yes. If I have it right, you are talking Tour '74. She didn't know me then, or barely, and was still ALL about Yes at that point. Only after sharing a music course (same course, different professors) and realizing I actually thought somewhat (not just a clown, as her impression had been), that she came to appreciate all types of "blues music", Doc Watson, the Dead, the Allmans, Stanley Turrentine, John Prine, etc., etc. And, 11.26 being exactly 44 years since Winterland, she might even sit through a bit of TLW.

Hey, just listening (and some watching) to TTB; you might try w/ Virgil. Susan plays a good lead 1st... a Thrill is Gone on a tribute show to B.B. King dated 2.16.2020. Maybe you'll both feel a bit more inclined to this well-matched couple and then their 12-piece ensemble. I'd link it, but haven't picked up that protocol from Jan.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

ROD...I post without thinking about other people's reactions as you can't please everyone.....I learned my lesson well.......Although not many posters these days; there are many who lurk. I feel free to share....Take it or leave it. No apologies for contributing to a site. In some ways we are more than part of social media.

Eminem Performing "Lose Yourself" at the Oscars 2020 as a surprise for all the audience


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

ROD... What is your current playlist?
Any songs from Joe Biden's 2020 Playlist?

Biden also lists Aretha Franklin's cover of The Weight 1970 as did Obama. It must be because Duane Allman played guitar. I did notice that he also listed Tupac's "Cali Love" and Eminem's "One Shot"....songs that I also enjoy. As for "One Shot"; it was only when I saw Eminem perform it live that I finally really understood. I did see the movie 8 Mile many years ago which was good but it took his performance this year for me to really appreciate what he was communicating. Yes, many times in life more than not....We have one shot that can make or break.......


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Posted by:

Bonk

Subject: Rod

I would love to hear your playlist. TLW version is the best by far.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Obama's official playlist

Aretha Franklin: The Weight

I would have gone for TLW version myself ... but no one would be interested in my playlist anyway.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Thanks Bill. I had no idea.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Thanks for the link. One reason why there was no uptake to your post is that we chatted here about that article a month or so ago. And even then the article itelf had appeared earlier in "Toronto Life". Occasional GBer Stan Landau noted that his daughter is the TL editor who commissioned the article in the first place. Anyway, I agree with you that it's a good article that raises some interesting points, notably the relationship between Robbie's songwriting and Robbie's storytelling. The article doesn't go in this particular direction, but there's food for thought in Ronnie Hawkins' line, "Lies? I don't tell lies, I tell jokes!"


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Reader's Digest

My wife has had a subscription to Reader's Digest forever. I read it as soon as it came out and remarked on it here. As far as I could see it was just more of the same old. It is getting kind of old.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Robbie

Since no one responded to my Robbie Robertson article in Reader's Digest, I thought I would supply a link.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RAY G... It is so good to hear that your son is his own person. And yes, yes, yes! If he's basically a kind person; most things in life will fall into place. It's the children or young adults who don't exhibit empathy or demonstrate compassion for others that run into serious problems. If I had a son who was a drummer, I'd expose him to name a handful.....Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Mike Shrive performing "Soul Sacrifice", Brian Blade.....He's already a Levon fan like yourself. Then again he could just ignore me. Then I would just watch sports with him until the day comes when he says, "Awwww, come on mom......I just want to watch with the boyzzzz. Why don't you go to grandma's and watch with her? Ok?"......"Sure. Your father isn't a sports fan except when the Toronto Maple Leafs play, but they have to be winning or he loses interest quickly." "Mom, you're a fan of sports. You taught me to be my own person too but sometimes mom.....I just wanna hang with the boyzzzz ok?" "Alright.....alright....Marley.....Now if I had a daughter.....Most likely she'd be the opposite of me. ;-D

Yiiiikes! I forgot to mention that I also watch some BASEBALL. How could I forget? The only sport I played on a team. We also took archery in high school. Only the more middle-class students went skiing. One of them and her cool younger brother who said he just wanted to boogie on down.....This was the seventies......came with me to Toronto to see Yes. What really annoys me to no end......This was THE very same year that The Band with Dylan performed in TO. Why did our one and only local music store not arrange a bus and tickets to see The Band instead of Yes??!! So close and yet so far away...... :-(

And the Band played on.....March 13, 1989.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: the cow jumped over the moon, in waltz time

Because someone said, in reference to the social limitations imposed by the pandemic, "Bill, this is killing me", I had Billy Joel's "Piano Man" running through my head. As I couldn't remember the correct phrase, my brain finished off the line with "and the knife ran away with the spoon", which fits well. This would have been borrowed from "Little Jack Horner" - something I never think of, but clearly my brain has a mind of its own.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Any ideas on how field hockey eventually rose to its exalted status as a girls sport - and elite girls at that, from what you've posted previously.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Apparently (field) hockey was popular at British public schools (i.e, elite private boarding schools) and was much played by the army in India, which is why, along with cricket, it became popular there.


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Posted by:

Ray G

Thank you, BEG, I am humbled.

My son is 17 now and in his last year of High School. He turned out to be quite the drummer even though he was surrounded by a family full of guitar players as a kid. He is on the honor roll at school too BUT more importantly than anything else he is his own person and a good guy.

Thank you once again, BEG, that is a nice thing to hear.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: She MAY BE OLD, BUT She GOT TO SEE ALL THE COOL BANDS

Looks similar to my first music player...phonograph.....playing my first two 45's "Hey Jude" and "Whole Lotta Love". My father's sister and partner worked at Electrohome. Saved their money and bought a restaurant. I didn't even ask for one. One of my most meaningful gifts ever!

RAY G...My favourite part of your site was when you shared about your son. Thanks for sharing as I always appreciated hearing and learning about relationships with fathers.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Subject: Just One Of The Boyzzzz

Canadian Boyzzz FRED, BILL M and NOMADIC MIKE. We played FLOOR HOCKEY with plastic sticks....dental sports injury which toughened me up to later in life deal with the bad boyzzz.......and FIELD HOCKEY with wooden sticks. However, the boyzzz were not allowed to play with us. The next group of gurlzzzz were encouraged to play HOCKEY.

I do not usually watch The Masters and American Football. I do watch BASKETBALL, HOCKEY, some TENNIS, some FOOTBALL (SOCCER). I only saw CRICKET in person once and remembered Imran Khan....talented and gorgeous! I discovered him in Rolling Stone when he married the Royal Jemima Goldsmith. Anyway, I was kind of cheering most of the Master's Tournament for South Korea's Im Sung-jaeIm in honour of my amazing former sister-in-law who is Korean-Canadian. My brother is more of an ethnocentric but geez.....He fooled all of us! And as for Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals last night.......Wow, wow! Great plays on both teams! Just when you thought Buffalo........Surprise!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Fred: We had nutbars too, some of them absolutely feral, especially the ones from two elementary schools over. (That was where former poster Northern Boy resided, but he was an exception to the rule, I hasten to add.) I grew up in a semi-rural area just east of Tronno. Most of my schoolmates in elementary school lived in one of the two nearby subdivisions and were mostly well behaved. So it wasn't too bad until senior public. But I still recall the horror of being 10 and seeing that some members of the visiting team - from one school over - had beards! (I learned later that they had drivers licences too.)


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Still kicking, Ray, although “kicking” may a bit of a stretch. Best wishes to you and the family, Elvis included. Hope you have a healthy Thanksgiving.


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Posted by:

Ray G

Subject: Mike the Nomad

Hey, Mike Nomad.... just wanted to give you a shout out... hoping all is well!


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Posted by:

Fred

Bill M: School budgets must have increased for PE classes during my time in junior high.

I would have preferred getting whacked in the shins, by one of the nutbars in my school, with a plastic stick instead of that potentially lethal piece of wood. My respect for the ladies who play the sport increased a million fold that day in autumn of 1975.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Fred: You 'ad wooden sticks for field hockey? Luuxury!


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Posted by:

Fred

Peter V: don't give up hope...that call-up to the Welsh national team could still happen. : )


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Posted by:

Fred

Bill M: when I was in grade 7 the boys gym class did 2 weeks of field hockey, too. However we used those thick hardened wood sticks and nary a shin pad in sight. I'm surprised no one suffered any broken shinbones as the smashing of lower legs was a fun passtime for certain kids in my class.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Although logic suggests that girls have the best field-hockey skills in the UK, I suspect that your team, and Pakistan's, consists of sprightly full-grown men.

My experience with field hockey was the requisite week of the sport during each of my two years of gym class at high school. What seemed girlish at the time was that the stick was short like a putting iron and made of flexible white plastic. As usual, my technique was to run around a lot so as to appear keen, while assiduously avoiding any place where the ball (field hockey ball, soccer ball, basketball, football, rugger ball ...) was or was at all likely go.


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Posted by:

Fred

Peter V: Nope. Hockey is the name of the game played on ice.

Field (emphasis on the "field") Hockey is what we, the Chosen People (aka Canadians), call the game played (not on the ice, but on a field) by the rest of the world. ; )


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Posted by:

Peter V

I supported Scotland fervently in the 1974 World Cup. One of the nice things about the UK is we can support four teams as long as they’re not playing each other. Also the parents and even grandparents thing means that many of us would be qualified to play for more than one. So, I’m qualified to play for Wales. Not that they need me and I fear I might be past it by about forty years. They have David Brooks (of AFC Bournemouth) who scored their winning goal yesterday.

By ‘hockey’ you Canadians mean what we call ‘ice hockey.’ Hockey is a sport in which England and Pakistan excel, played on grass. It’s odd that we excel, as in my experience it’s only played in girls schools here.


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Latest 5 (randomly played w/o rhyme or reason)

The Bird and The Bee: Running With The Devil

Karen Elson: Season of the Witch

Patti Smith: Because The Night

They Might Be Giants: Museum of Idiots

Tony Hatch Sound: Man Alive


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: For the Scots' Football fans

Congrats to Scotland for qualifying for Euro 2021!

I always cheer for Scotland when they participate in international football competitions (unless they face Italy or Canada). I blame one of my best friends from elementary school (Grades 4 to 6), James MacNeil from Glasgow, for this. : )


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Responding to Brown Eyed Girl...

from many posts back:

Good morning, afternoon, and evening* to you!

* With online teaching..my sense of what part of the day it is slowly fades away as each day passes. : )


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Hockey...the ice kind

Celtic Bhoy: hockey is supposed to be a game of artistry, skill and finesse, with timely hard hitting, but clean, checking.

Sadly in North America over the years it turned into a game of goonery on ice, championed by a never-ending series of pinheads on the rink, on the bench, in the boardroom, in the stands, on TV commentary.

In other words...the violence sells.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Hockey

P.s. Bill, coming from Glasgow I thought everyone only really watched the hockey for the unbridled violence and scraps??????


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Euro’s

Hi Peter. /n We’re just delighted to be going to the party for once, so expectations will hopefully be fine. It’s the taking part that counts! A far cry from the days of Billy Bremner, what a player he was.

You have my sympathies Peter, what Fraser did was indefensible, full stop. After all Bournemouth and Eddie Howe have done for him over the years, to behave like that was simply disgraceful. Not someone you want in the trenches with you for sure. I’d have loved to see how Bremner would have handled that if he was in the Bournemouth dressing room!!

P.s. Peter, loving the Around and Around web site, so different from everything else out there. Clearly a labour of genuine love, I can’t imagine how many hours have gone into that! You must have a very understanding other half!! Keep ,’em comin’ and educating us!!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Celtic Bhoy: Scotland should be fine, but don't rely on Ryan Fraser. If anyone else in the team has a cold, or if he sniffs a big transfer coming his way, he'll decline to get his boots on. He's no Billy Bremner.(As you will guess, I'm an AFC Bournemouth fan!)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Take A Girl Like You

The 60s Retrospective series adds TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU, (linked) a 1970 British comedy. On the surface the cast looked solid … Oliver Reed, Hayley Mills, Noel Harrison, John Bird and cameos from Sheila Hancock and Penelope Keith. Script by George Melly, directed by Jonathan “Alice in Wonderland” Miller. Trouble is, it was several years too late for its Swingin’ Sixties storyline. Oliver Reed and Hayley Mills? It’s like watching Bill Sikes from ‘Oliver’ trying to seduce Pollyanna.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Soccer

Indeed Bill it is soccer!!!!

A strange phenomenon for Canadians but hey, we get quite excited about it!, \ n Nothing excites Scots more than football/soccer...


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Posted by:

Bill M

Celtic B: Are the 'Euros' soccer? The best sport in my books, though I don't follow it - just like watching it with the sound off. (Sportscasters are annoying, no matter what the sport.) Basketball is easier to watch than golf, but I really don't get the appeal. Hockey can be up there with soccer, but the play in most games get bogged down in idiotic brutality. Like Rodney Dangerfield said, "I went to the fights last night and a hockey game broke out!"


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Lock down

So, talking about lock down.......

Top 5 movies for us to keep ourselves entertained in these strangest of times!!!

Pulp Fiction

There’s Something About Mary

The Angels Share

Fargo

One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest

And that concludes the voting from the Scottish contingent....


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: The Euro’s

And did I mention Scotland are going to The Euro’s for the first time in 22 years???

Kind of a big deal! I appreciate we have a majority of Canadians and basketball seems to be the sport of choice.... but like I said, kind of a big deal for us Scots....


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Catch up

Hi guys, glad to see you’re all hanging on in there.

It was the strangest of times.....

Lotta talk about chickens back there??????

Seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people, lots of attachment issues I suspect?

Last 5 albums....

The Waterboys , Good Luck Seeker

The Jayhawks XOXO

Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways

Ryan Adams Cold Roses

Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka

I commend them to you guest bookers.

Can I ask, how are people filling their time in these strange times? Uncomfortable about watching too much Netflix, trying to do lots of cooking, running and listening to music.

But I really miss my friends. Every bonfire weekend for ten years we have gone on a “lads and dads” weekend in The Lakes and COVID has stopped all of that. I laugh more in those 3 days than the other 362 days of the year and those are the times I think my son will remember most in the years to come.

Shit,the strangest of times indeed......

Anyway guys, lots of talk about chickens.....WTF??????


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Am I right in thinking that the "the glory days of the 7th Cavalry" were when it was the Indians who were being slaughtered.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Custer of The West

A return to the 60s Retrospective series with a film about an American blond- haired, arrogant, racist narcissist in a position of power. Not not that one. This is the 1967 film about Custer starring Robert Shaw. CUSTER OF THE WEST (follow link). Among the many films about Custer this was the last before the revisionist view of Little Big Man. As this is mainly about fiction v history, you probably don’t need to have seen the film.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For HASO...Since you like my name...Although JM is a huge fan of Ray Charles; he refuses to listen to this song.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I woke up this morning thinking it was Sunday. I called out to JM to get ready for our Arts CBS show....Nope, today is Saturday. Many of my friends and relatives are starting to not play by our health rules. I told them to just think about our families who came from other countries who lived through wars and mine also lived through a Civil War. When I visited my family's country as a teenager my brother could not travel with us as he was born there. The fear at the time was that he would be dragged into the army. Our last name even had to be changed. I could not even ask my mother anything about that time. However, one day she got fed up with me asking her. I will never forget the look on her face as she barely could get the words out. She said, it was so heart breaking to see or find out people that once loved each other or who were related were trying to kill each other. We only found out what JM's family went through via of a newspaper article about his mother's life while staying with his sister and family about seven hours north of Toronto as she could no longer live alone. It was this article that I shared before about leaving with her brother and leaving a very comfortable lifestyle in the middle of the night at 18 and 19 years old and leaving behind three siblings and parents. Living with restrictions and maybe later this month total lockdown a huge sacrifice??????.......We can do this and survive and maybe tap into our long lockdown creativity. Just sharin' and trying to encourage others that what we're experiencing is just temporary and nothing compared to real wartime. I also look at our large cactus plant which daily reminds me to be resilient and strong....and every day many times Gray Boy and Midnight honour us with their unconditional love. Those of you who have your own children already know and hopefully feeeeeel it.

"In 1965, I did 6 episodes of a public TV series called "What's New." I presented folk songs from all over the world, and many instruments, to the best of my ability at the time. We shot these episodes at Brooklyn College and Joan Sheppard was the director."

BROOKLYN COLLEGE "Cripple Creek" with Tracy Newman on the 5-string banjo

Hi ROD...The concert is on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNERJHySjME


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Posted by:

Rod

Great article BEG.

On the flip side, for those of you you have Spotify, there's a great concert recording there of Levon and The RCO All Stars from 1978 (Live in New Orleans). Not great sonic wise but amazing performances.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Bill Flanagan's article is really good, but that book review ... don't you get tired of obviously biased people reviewing Testimony? Pretty snarky ...


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Soul Train

PETER V...My fave dance craze was The Bump.

Soul Train Ain't Gonna Bump No More Joe Tex


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brown eyed girl

Location: Meditative Place
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Subject: We Are Not Our Addictions

Christine Smallwood
Harper's Magazine

“The highly regarded mastering engineer” Bob Ludwig called Robertson up to “apologize profusely” for having said that the rough mixes on The Band were too heavy. “He’d realized that the album had a depth and richness, with a unique character that he couldn’t even describe.” When Joni Mitchell “properly listened to what I did, it slayed her.” Robertson always counts his blessings. Of producing Neil Diamond’s Beautiful Noise: “I was grateful to have had another terrific musical experience while pulling off something that most people thought went totally against the grain.”


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Peter V

The link still didn't work … bookmark the site It'll be easier


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Peter V

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Subject: The Twist

Link didn't work again. Try this. Or just go to aroundandaround.

Special Areas - Music For DAncing - The Twist.

There's also something on Watching bands v Dancing bands.


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Peter V

In Record Collector, Peter Frampton describes the first rehearsal of Humble Pie … they jammed on We Can Talk and Chest Fever, swapping vocals.


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Peter V

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Subject: Everybody's Twistin'

The follow on from The Dancing Class is now on AROUND AND AROUND. A whole article on THE TWIST. Have a look. Next up will be the other Dance Crazes in general.


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Subject: I do not see this article on this site.

"The mythology of rock bands is full of contradictions, which have become fixed as the core audience for rock music has aged from adolescence to adulthood and now into old age. Many of the great bands balance two archetypes—for instance, the cerebral Pete Townshend and the working-class tough guy Roger Daltrey in the Who, or sunny blond flower child Robert Plant and dark-haired occultist Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin. This allows self-serious fans to reject one while expressing devotion to the other. It is not uncommon to hear baby-boomers of a certain disposition say they can’t stand Mick Jagger, but they love the Rolling Stones because of Keith Richards. Fill in Bono and the Edge, or Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Lennon complained, post-Beatles, that McCartney stepped into the role of schoolmaster after the group’s manager Brian Epstein died in 1967. Paul would summon the other three Beatles to the studio, announcing it was time to get back to work. Ringo Starr has joked that he and Lennon would be enjoying themselves at home when the phone would ring; they would look at each other and know it was Paul, calling to end their fun.

Lennon also complained that McCartney would have a bunch of new songs written, forcing him to scramble to write some tunes of his own. This helped fix the perception that John was the rebel and Paul the clock-puncher. It’s more likely that Paul simply wrote songs all the time and John needed deadline pressure to pick up his guitar.

Thank God for McCartney

If we accept Lennon’s premise that McCartney forced, cajoled, or nagged the Beatles back into the studio in their final years, thank God for Paul McCartney. Between early 1967 and September of 1969 the Beatles, under Paul’s rigorous schedule, recorded Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album, Let It Be, and Abbey Road.

Who do you love? Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on the morning of Mick’s wedding to Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías, in St. Tropez, 1971. The same sort of credit must go to Mick Jagger, whose business acumen made all the members of the Rolling Stones wealthy, gave them ownership of their post-60s master tapes, and who has maintained his position as rock’s greatest front man well into his 70s—allowing the Stones to fill stadiums and mint new fortunes while many of their 1960s peers worked the oldies circuit. Keith Richards’s musical talent is equal to Jagger’s, but it is reasonable to suppose that if Jagger had not taken over the band’s business affairs in the early 70s, Richards would be swaggering in greatly reduced circumstances today. You don’t have to love Mick Jagger to love the Rolling Stones—although millions do—but you do owe him some gratitude.

If Jagger hadn’t taken over the Stones’ business affairs, Richards might be swaggering in greatly reduced circumstances today. Which leads us to Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson of the Band, the group that came into the spotlight backing up Bob Dylan in the mid-60s, moved up to Woodstock, New York, and soon released two albums—Music from Big Pink, in 1968, and The Band, in 1969—whose influence is hard to exaggerate. Combining elements of country-music rusticism, gospel harmonies, rock ’n’ roll guitar and keyboard solos, and a funky rhythm section, the Band pretty much abolished the psychedelic-rock movement. Eric Clapton and George Harrison traveled to Woodstock to pay homage to them. Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison arrived to share the waters from the well of their inspiration. Once the Band arrived, ruffled shirts and multi-colored bell-bottoms were out—hats and beards were in. From My Morning Jacket to Wilco to Mumford & Sons, their influence lives on.

The Band were four Canadians and one Arkansan who had come up the hard way, playing years of gigs in tough bars from the Deep South to Toronto. To all appearances they were a band of brothers. Levon Helm sang, played drums, and sometimes switched to mandolin or guitar. Richard Manuel sang and played piano, and sometimes switched to drums. Rick Danko sang and played bass and occasionally fiddle. Garth Hudson played organ, piano, accordion, and sometimes saxophone. Robbie Robertson played guitar and wrote most of the songs.

Pause on the last part. Robbie Robertson wrote most of the songs. The Band were a musical group of five equals, and as long as they were playing covers in bars or backing up Dylan or Ronnie Hawkins, the brotherhood was unbreakable. But once they began recording under their own name, Robertson’s authority grew. So did his bank account. The composer’s money is usually the biggest chunk of income for a recording act.

Acclaim and Influence

And what songs Robertson wrote—“The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Up on Cripple Creek,” “Rag, Mama Rag,” “It Makes No Difference,” and so many others, raising the Band to a level of acclaim and influence few rock artists ever achieved. He did a great job, and for some time everyone was happy with the arrangement.

But by 1976, the Band was staggering. Success had led to an excess of drinking, drugging, and smashing up cars. Manuel’s depression and alcoholism made him almost non-functioning. Helm battled heroin. Tours became infrequent and shows were often canceled. Robertson once told me that Band recording sessions would be scheduled and he would be the only one to show up.

The Band was in danger of fizzling out, so Robertson—always the member with the best instinct for public relations—sold his partners on a big idea. They would go out with a big concert to be called “The Last Waltz.” It would feature guests like Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Muddy Waters. It would be recorded for a triple album and filmed by Martin Scorsese. The Band had never enjoyed record sales commensurate with their influence. The Last Waltz would create a permanent monument to them and secure their place among rock’s greatest artists for all time.

Robertson’s idea worked. The Last Waltz is one of the greatest concert movies and maybe the best rock documentary ever made. No one remembers that the Band were playing midsize theaters on their final tour. They have gone down as one of the most important groups in rock history, as they deserve.

Across the Great Divide

But you can’t live on being a legend. The members of the Band were still young men. The money lasted a while, but eventually they all had to go back to work, and although they made solo albums and played shows, 10 years after the breakup it was clear to everybody that there was a lot more money in going out as the Band than there was in going out as Levon Helm’s RCO All-Stars, or as Danko & Manuel. Inevitably, Robertson was asked about putting the Band back together. He pointed out that The Last Waltz had been a pretty definitive farewell. “What are we going to say?” he asked. “Just kidding?”

Robertson and Helm at work in 1969: stories of traveling medicine shows and Southern bitterness over the Civil War. Levon figured that it was easy for Robbie to sit up in Malibu and say no—he had all that songwriting money. So the other four went back out on the road as the Band and even signed a new record deal—but without a songwriter as good as Robertson, interest in them faded. They were playing a lounge in Winter Park, Florida, in 1986 when Richard Manuel, his drinking and depression uncured, hanged himself at the motel after a show. He was 40. Levon cut down his friend’s body, and it seems to have been about then that he fixed on Robbie as the author of all the Band’s disappointment.

After Rick Danko died of heart failure in 1999, Levon tore into Robbie in This Wheel’s on Fire, his autobiography: “We had a big funeral for Rick, a hell of a thing…. Robertson came from California; he didn’t want to be here, but he knew he had to be. He got up and spouted off a lot of self-serving tripe about how great Rick had sung the songs that he—Robertson—had written. It made me sick to hear.”

Robertson never responded in kind. When he finally wrote a memoir of his own, the excellent Testimony (2016), he described his early relationship with Levon as that of a Canadian Tom Sawyer learning the ropes from a Southern Huck Finn. Robertson’s book ended with The Last Waltz, the Band’s story finishing on a high note, just as Robertson had designed it.

The relationship between Helm and Robertson is another rock ’n’ roll archetype: one member personifies a romantic image, while another takes notes and turns them into music. Dennis Wilson was a handsome, athletic ladies’ man who surfed and drove hot rods. His older brother, Brian, was a pudgy introvert, afraid of the water. Brian listened to Dennis’s stories and wrote the Beach Boys’ songs that fixed them in American mythology. Robbie turned the stories Levon told him—of traveling medicine shows and Southern bitterness over the Civil War—into some of the most compelling music of the rock era. Years after the Band split up, Levon had decided he had been taken advantage of.

Robbie turned the stories Levon told him into some of the most compelling music of the rock era. Helm died of cancer in 2012. His final years were a long, triumphant encore. He set up regular “Midnight Rambles” in his barn in Woodstock and charged between $100 and $200 a seat to 150 to 200 people per show to sit up close while he and his band played with guests like Donald Fagen, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, and many more of the famous musicians who loved Levon and were delighted to honor him. The Midnight Rambles were joyous and part of a late renaissance that saw Levon win Grammy Awards in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

In the battle for ownership of the Band’s legacy, Levon ended up the sentimental favorite—to Helm’s fans, Robertson was the clever operator who studied at Levon’s feet and then left him high and dry.

It’s a compelling story, but to accept it means believing Helm was a simple country bumpkin hoodwinked by the city slicker. And it suggests that the songs Robertson wrote for the Band were either of minor importance to their success—or that Robbie did not give his bandmates the credit they deserved as composers. Jonathan Taplin, who served as the Band’s road manager, has written that while he admired Levon, he cannot deny that Robbie wrote those songs:

“For fans of The Band, the imbalance in royalty distribution has become a point of contention, anger, and sadness. Levon was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, and his ability to sing was profoundly compromised. He wrote a book about his life in which he expressed his anger at Robbie for not sharing his songwriting income. But I was in Woodstock every day in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Robbie Robertson got up every morning and went into his studio and wrote songs until lunchtime; sometimes he would go back after lunch as well. Levon and Richard slept in. For siding with Robbie, I also received Levon’s scorn.”

In a radio interview with Sirius XM in 2017, Robertson addressed Helm’s anger toward him: “Levon and I never had a bad word in all of the time we were together. Ten years after we were no longer together, maybe even more, is when he started saying some negative things about me.... He was going through some rough times financially and health-wise as well. It was starting to catch up with him. And he did have this thing where he could be bitter and he could be somebody who never accepted his own responsibility. He always blamed somebody. What happened was always somebody else’s fault. I knew that about him.… I talked to him on the phone and to me he never said a bad thing. It was just strange to me that he would say that I broke up the Band. I did everything I could, and I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t carry it anymore.”

Great Singer, Great Drummer, Great Spirit

Robertson has a new album called Sinematic that is filled with images of navigating the narrow road between sin and salvation. Most of the writing is dramatic storytelling about far-flung characters, from Chinese gangsters to the old radio avenger the Shadow. But he gets personal on the track “Once Were Brothers,” the title song from an upcoming documentary subtitled “Robbie Robertson and the Band”:

We already had it out
Between the north and south
When we heard all the lies
Coming out of your mouth
But we stood together
Like we were next of kin
And when the Band played Dixie
They came marching in
Once were brothers
Brothers no more

Lovable Geniuses, Preening Taskmasters?
Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, and the complicated truth about band—and Band—dynamics

BILL FLANAGAN
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019


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Subject: Reader's Digest

Yes, believe it or not Reader's Digest still survives and yes it is still great bathroom reading. In the November edition, an interview with Robbie Robertson. Writer makes some interesting observations.


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Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Heathen (Live At The Rainbow Theatre, London / 1977)
4,023,408 views
•May 15, 2008

I think once Kingston, Jamaica born Jr. Marvin joined; Marley's music became even more accessible to many more people. Heck, even JM is a fan. And once my brother heard Buffalo Soldier he woke up as he's a history expert......Rebel music found me in 1975......Canada and UK were already ahead of the Americans here. Jr.'s guitar licks brought them into the groove. American born Al Anderson's licks were more subtle.....


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JED...We have a date on December 22!!

JED...BOB MARLEY and THE WAILERS...IF I had to choose one artist/group that will live forever and forever and is probably my ultimate favourite artist/group is BMW....Positive vibrations, lyrics that inspire and bring hope, groove that hypnotizes you.......LONG LIVE BOB MARLEY!....What I really loved about the parties that my Jamaican friends had in TO and Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica....Always great food simmering on the stove top, reggae all night long as the parties would start around 11:00 pm and end at sunrise and everyone singing along to the lyrics of various reggae artists and dancing, dancing.....None of this walking around with a glass of wine in your hand and making small talk.....No weed with these friends. Only when they brought me to their homeland did I meet one of their family members who was growing it. Otherwise I would say the best ganja I had was actually Thai Stick. It was always recreational for me as I don't like smoking anything really.

The South American was a real smoker so probably at that time I was higher but still.....nothing beats nitrous oxide. Acid twice was like they say.....mind blowing. It's really heart breaking that someone like Justin Townes Earle and three of our Band members could not just stick to weed. Same as Robbie! I never tried coke or speed or smack or.......My pain was huge too but for some reason weed was enough. I still haven't tried any edibles but someone in my hood told me which dispensary to check out if need be. So far no depression or anxiety so I'm good.

RUNNING AWAY...BMW....While in Jamaica....three times one of the family members of course drove a BMW. Problem was getting parts when needed......

PETER V....The Mash Potato, The Jerk, The Swimmer, Do The Dutchie......


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: British Film

Thanks Peter. I guess we are just survivors. I have been watching a lot of Netflix British films recently. A film I found hilarious "Snatch" it's a few years old. The series "Peaky Blinders" and I got into Game of Thrones. I bought the whole set for my library. Funny I heard of it for quite a few years and thought it was a game. Until we moved and I got this new cable system I had no Idea what it was about. The writing and the acting are great.

When discussing this with some other people they seem so surprised that it is so good coming from England. I got to laugh and I am saying well think about it a little before you make these kind of crazy comments. There was theater and acting in England and stage for hundreds of years before there was an America.

There are so many young actors as well as older favourites of mine like Sean Bean. I spend a lot of time going over to my computer and looking many of these actors up and finding their history really interesting.

I told a friend of mine the other day. "Peaky Blinders" makes the God Father look like a Sunday school picnic.


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Jed

Subject: Enduring music

50 to 100 years from now which music around from the 60’s and 70’s will endure? Which music from that era will people be listening to at the time? Will any be popular favorites or cult favorites? The Band will endure for excellence but they will remain with a minor cult following. Currently the most enduring music is the Grateful Dead. Not including bands with original members(and there are and have been plenty till the pandemic) the Dead have over 1500 cover(tribute)bands. Their music,particularly the versatility of songs from American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead seems most enduring. Interestingly the Americana stuff which can be played in myriad styles and genres. The Beatles,Dylan,possibly the Stones,Lou Reed,the Blues guys...any thoughts?


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Coming shortly, Norm … two more, The Twist and Dance Crazes. Both half done. The Locomotion will be in there. Little Eva was the first concert I ever saw, and wiped the floor with Brian Hyland and Tommy Roe.

On passing friends … we were discussing this last night. We had a very small wedding in 1977. Just close family and three friends. Two were in our stage shows, the other was my co-author, Bernie. All gone. Two of them a little younger than me. My other male co-author, John is gone. Alan, who wrote pantomimes with me and Mrs V. Gone. Then we started listing people we worked with in the 70s. So many have gone. It's a sobering thought.


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: The Dances Back Then

Enjoying your blog Peter, and the posts about these old songs and dances. Here is one of my real favourites.

Kinda sorry about my last post. I am just so torn up as I have had three of my best friends now, all while in their late 60's. Y'know after after a person, man or woman works their whole life and gets things in order so they can kick back and enjoy their trappings with no big obligations. Then that dreaded disease just takes them away.........horrible.

Enjoy Little Eva......


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PETER V....I grew up with folk dancing. Also at a very young age I remember Chubby Checker...The Twist, Feddie and The Dreamers...Do The Freddie. Ballroom dancing....Fred Astaire. Check out Take the Lead. "The Lead is a 2006 American drama dance film directed by Liz Friedlander and starring Antonio Banderas as dance instructor Pierre Dulaine, the founder of Dancing Classrooms. It also stars Alfre Woodard, John Ortiz, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, and Jenna Dewan"


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Bill M

Nice work, Peter V. On my phone some of the images land on top of the text, but no big deal.

BEG: I'm not sure about Hawkins having fired the Crowbar guys. The story I heard was more along the lines of them quitting because the group had to drive down to NYC after a gig in Toronto, arriving early in the morning and learning that Hawkins wouldn't pay for hotel rooms or them. So they had to sleep in the cars and mooch around all day until the NY gig. The NY gig was prestigious - opening for Joe Cocker. Their subsequent departure took the wind out of Ronnie's sails - hence the quip about their ability to fuck things up.

All that aside, it must've been an amazing old-home-week scene backstage, with the Band there (they were in the audience), former Hawk Sandy Konikoff in Mad Dogs and Englishmen along with Leon Russell and other Oklahomans who'd gigged with Levon in LA, John Rutter from the Suedes being in Crowbar, Sandy K having gigged with Crowbar's Kelly Jay in the '60s ...


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Peter V

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Subject: Try again … The Dancing Class

The links work off Facebook, but often not here. Try again!


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Lisa

Hair today, gone tomorrow ... life is cruel.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Dancing classes

A nostalgia one on Around and Around … the 60s dancing class (and associated records. Anyone else go to ballroom dancing classes in their early teens? In the same section you'll find one on 'Dancing bands v Watching bands.'


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brown eyed girl

Location: Canadiana!
Web: My link

Subject: What The Hell I Got?

HEALTHY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Montreal's MICHEL PAGLIARO...November 9, 1948.

Growing up with Pagliaro, Burton Cummings and Gino Vanelli.....They were the three mini gods at the time. My brother had similar hair and exceptional looks.....more importantly very intelligent.....Sheesh! However, he could not sing or play any instruments.....but he can cook!

Just so all the boyzzz know....All the important men in my life except one.....None of them have much hair on their head. As women we love you for you.....We are the superior gender.....You all know that and there's no discussion......We as women know that your hair our hair everyone's hair comes and goes just like our looks....although some of us do age more gracefully. Now If you still have that sparkle in your eyes......They don't have to be dark brown....You still got it going on!

LOL.....I just told JM about my post and asked him what he thought about MICHEL Pagliaro? "I don't know that woman." LOL


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Another one for BILL M...If you want BILL M to appreciate you; all you have to do is post CANADIANA period. Oh What A Feeling' charted at #10 in Canada (Daffodil Records).

"From 1969 to 1970, most of the members of the group had been a backup band for Ronnie Hawkins under the name "And Many Others". However, in early 1970, he fired them, saying "You guys are so crazy that you could fuck up a crowbar in three seconds!" They recorded their first album in 1970 (Official Music) as King Biscuit Boy and Crowbar. King Biscuit Boy left the band later in 1970, but continued to appear off-and-on as a guest performer.[1] Crowbar's rock, blues and boogie mix made it one of Canada's most popular touring bands of the early 1970s. The band toured in the United Kingdom but, otherwise, made little impact outside of Canada. Crowbar disbanded in 1975, but was revived in 1977; (minus Jozef Chirowski, who had joined Alice Cooper's band) for a tour of eastern Canada with Kelly Jay and others intermittently during the 1980s with club work in southern Ontario."


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BILL M...And then you have Mike McKenna in a raunchier band...."Mike McKenna had a party and some friends came to play some good old Toronto sit down music...
That's Tony Nolasco - singing playing the drums and hiding in the back..."

Even JM knew that McKenna has/had an art space in our hood by Allan Gardens.

PETER V...Of course Manfred Mann covered many Dylan songs.


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Bill M

Location: Tronno
Web: My link

Subject: can't help myself ...

I started out thinking of posting more Mike McKenna, but then hit upon his contemporaries in the group Jericho, whose only LP was recorded by Todd Rundgren in Bearsville in '70 (using Garth's leslie, it says in the notes). The first couple minutes of this song is guys trying unsuccessfully to do Band music, but then for the last three+ minutes it's an instrumental horserace among the nobody-better class of Toronto rock musicians - bassist Denny Gerrard, organist Gord Fleming and guitarist Fred Keeler, along with a solid timekeeper (Frank Difelice). Still amazes me. I've always seen Denny as the winner, because he seems to be staying in the race while running backwards for most of the race, only turning around and really showing his form towards the end. Do listen past the 2:25 mark!


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brown eyed girl

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BILL M...YOU MAKE ME HIGH or YOU TAKE ME HIGH? I really like either title and I liked the song very much. I do remember McKenna from Downchild Blues Band at the Hotel Cali on Jarvis Street. Uhhh....One of my brother's friend's nickname is squirrel so.....I walked to High Park 'cause Mr. Maximus lives there still on the same street working from home. Paul James once did with his previous partner on same street so they know each other from watching their sons play baseball. Small world Toronto music scene for sure, eh?


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Bill M

BEG: I'm guessing that JM is a squirrel and you walked all the way to High Park to bring home a few of the millions of acorns that carpet the place these days.


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Bill M

Subject: Spooky Tooth

Thanks for the link, Peter. I never liked Gary Wright, so am very pleased that Mike Harrison sang that one. He's great. Ridley might as well have had 'ROCK STAR' tattoo'd on his forehead; no wonder he went with Humble Pie. Any idea who played the banjo and harmonica on the record they're lip-synching to?


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brown eyed girl

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Bob Dylan's JUST LIKE A WOMAN covered by VAN THE MAN. Many thanks to PAT B who alerted us to this one many years ago.
I just sounded like jh....... :-D


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brown eyed girl

Van Morrison covers Bob Dylan's JUST LIKE A WOMAN. Song has been known to be about Edie Sedgwick. Many thanks to PAT B who alerted us to this one.

Hi JON L...Pleasant mystery, eh?

JQ...Aren't you the one who alerted us to chocolate peanut butter cups?! I started buying the more pricey dark chocolate ones and nope. My brother was wrong JQ. Mr. Gourmand told me if I would only buy the better darker chocolate I wold not have to eat as many in one sitting. Nooooo.....I ate just as many yesterday. I have food sensitivities to cow's milk, chocolate.....and I've mentioned gluten before. It's best I don't even have one 'cause one ain't enough! Now I have to walk all over town to deal with the outcomes. One evening JM came home from work and just glanced at one of our end tables and noticed all the mini cups that were empty. Just one look....no words spoken.....and I knew what I had to do. Today I walked past JT's Cocord Tavern, Paradise Cinema where OWB was showing, his old high school, VV and I kept walking and walking westbound until I reached High Park.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Luke & the Apostles (with Danny McBride)

Here's a link to one of my very favourite 45s - top 5 for sure. "You Make Me High" by Luke and the Apostles. Not the original group, which had split in '67 or '68, but a reunion 'supergroup' that lasted from mid '69 to mid '70 when I saw them at the CNE). Two great guitarists - the group's original guitarist Mike McKenna and newcomer Danny McBride. The others on the record are Luke Gibson and drummer Pat Little from the original group and Jack Geisinger from Influence on bass.

BEG: Bob and Danny played together in the late '70s in the short-lived McBride Brothers Band, and Bob went on to sing with Ronnie Hawkins on Yonge Street after that. I don't think I ever saw Bob play, but I did see Danny a couple times - in '79 at a post-party jam that also involved Rick James and Bowie guitarist Stacy Heydon, and a few years later with the group Kearney, King, McBride downstairs at the Elmocambo. I spoke to him at the party, and subsequently gave him a copy of the "You Make Me High" 45. It's amazing to me that almost nobody from back then bothered to keep copies of their own records. Oddly enough, one exception was the aforementioned Rick James, who had a copy to the Mynah Birds 45 hanging on the wall of his apartment.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Dag. I saw them do that live back in the day. Mike Harrison vocals, Gary Wright keyboards. A brilliant band.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Spooky Tooth - The Weight

British cover version from 1968


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Insomnia? Intriguing!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: British Cover Versions

There's a new section on Cover Versions at Around & around … still incomplete, but the linked one takes you to British Cover Versions of American hits (and vice versa). There are four more articles on types of cover as well.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Appreciating Justin Townes Earle
Web: My link

Subject: Who Am I To Say

Sorry NORM. Every time I posted today I wanted to say that I am very sorry about your friend's news. Some of us experienced great loss at a very early age.....It doesn't matter because diseases of any kind are brutal for all concerned at any age. And fifty years of friendship! I would say that you are a blessed person. I always say to myself and everyone in my orbit....Be thankful for the time you shared with someone however small or large....They are like angels guiding us.....

BILL M...I got Danny mixed up. He's been a visual artist for a very long time now as well.. Anyway, we'll never know but she does have the same last name and I was told.....

B.K: You miss your brother Bob who was the lead singer in Lighthouse, “Sunny Days.”

D.M: I think about him a lot and hear him on the radio all of the time – they still play “One Fine Morning" and “Sunny Days.” You can’t escape that and I’m glad they are still recognizing him. I always felt Bob was the real talent in the family. People would ask, 'what’s it like living in your brother’s shadow?' and I would say, 'it’s just great. I want him to make lots of money and take care of me the rest of my life and I don’t have to make money and get on stage and face people.' I could do that thing and just hide away and have fun. That didn’t happen. I got a record deal with CBS as Bob’s career was winding down – he had left Lighthouse and was doing the solo thing. Bob was driving me to the airport and Elton John was singing “Daniel” and it caught me – I’m going to do the big thing and I felt he should have been the one. I have a lot of respect for my brother and think he was a great addition to the Canadian talent pool. Burton Cummings said to me in Los Angeles, 'he’s the only guy in this country who scares me with that voice, your brother Bob.'

A Conversation With ... Danny McBride
Oct 07, 2016 by Bill King


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Posted by:

Bill M

Norm: Sorry to hear about your friend - tough for him, tough for you.

BEG: Only Bob Mcbride was in Lighthouse. Danny McBride worked with all sorts of talented Toronto bands, but his big gig was a very long run as lead guitarist in Chris de Burgh's mostly Canadian touring band. I thought you were referring to Richard and Paul Armin, a violinist and a cellist who comprised Lighthouse's string section (it was a self-contained rock orchestra, remember). The Adele I mentioned was their sister. _


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RICHARD MANUEL

1971


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hamilton Music Through The Ages
Steeltown's major impact on Canadian culture
By thespec-stories

BILL M...I remember now why I did not ask the possible daughter of one of the McBride brothers....I only briefly worked with her. When I checked the bios....It was heartbreaking how one of them passed.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Reggae in Kensington Market

SOLOMON...Good musical choices!

Insomnia by ROBBIE ROBERTSON????!!!!!

Paperback, 305 pages
Expected publication: November 4th 2021 by William Heinemann
More Details...


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Band-related trivia for $50 please Alex

Who is Peter Traynor?

The Toronto bassist and amplifier builder who moved from a long series of groups with a very young Robbie Robertson to a spot with the house band of the "Music Hop" CBC TV show hosted by a young Alex Trebek (RIP).


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: As years go by

One of my best friends of about 50 years had to tell me yesterday he has cancer. His older brother who was my age died of it last year. This fellow, John had a little tug and we spent the last many years doing jobs together. This is tough. John had just sold a big place he owned down island, moved back here to Port Hardy and bought himself a nice tidy little waterfront home for him and his lady and was just looking forward to starting his retirement.

Make sure you enjoy every day as much as possible and love who yer with a lot.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Current listening

LINK: Shirley Collins "Sweet Greens and Blues."

Note that first line …

"If we don't make it this year, see what next year will bring …'

Last five albums:

Shirley Collins ‘Heartsease.’

Fay Hield ‘Wrackline’

Alan Price ‘O’ Lucky Man’ OST

Ward Thomas ‘Invitation’

Big Daddy ‘Sgt Pepper’s’

EAR WORMS OF THE WEEK:

Dancing In The Dark – Big Daddy version

Canadee-i-o, Shirley Colins version

Sweet Greens and Blues – Shirley Collins


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The knack

The Knack … not only have I reviewed it (LINKED), but if you scroll to the end there are pictures of myself and Mrs V in a stage version many decades ago.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Justin Townes Earle

I heard Steve say on his SiriusXM radio show that he has already recorded a Tribute album and will be releasing it around Justin's birthday.

Last five

Rosanne Cash & Steve Earle - I'll Change For You

John Hiatt - Love In Flames

Delbert McClinton - Same Kind of Crazy

Robbie Robertson - Fallen Angel

Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Knack.. And How To Get It

PV - I watched this today and thought it was great. Have you reviewed it?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Mine's a quality tequila. Then gin. I don't like whisky much. A single malt very rarely, but I wouldn't touch any blended whisky.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Best Whiskey/Whisky/Uisce Beata - (Ishka Baha, I think)

For me it’s Red Breast 12-year old, made by Jameson. Like all the good stuff, it’s best neat or with as little dilution as possible. And then take it in slowly..


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Yeah Onions

Yer right Haso. Has to start with onions.....but.....you have to have garlic. I can't eat without garlic. For example steamed prawns dipped in melted butter and garlic. Have to have it.

Now maple I'm not a fan of. I like honey. We never use cane sugar. If sweetening is required we use coconut sugar. It is great stuff. Now about maple. I drink crown royal whiskey. Made in Winnipeg great stuff. Better than that scotch and stuff Peter drinks. However a few years ago they went like all the other distilleries and start flavouring things. Now they have apple crown royal and maple and I don't know what all. What a way to screw up good whiskey. I found out about it the hard way. When I would go out on a trip on my tug a few years back I would take along a bottle of crown royal. I went in the liqour store and grabbed a bottle. A few nights later I got tied up for the night in a logging camp. I stuck a movie in my player, poured a drink and put a little water in it. I layed back and took a drink and gawd damn near gagged. Maple whiskey. I just about cried what a way to ruin a good drink. You have to read every damn bottle now.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Stay

I am the greatest fan of Jackson Browne however no will ever come close to Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs. After all Maurice wrote the song.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronna

Peter V: When 'covering' the Browne version of "Stay", who'd get stuck with the falsetto verse? Not just anybody can be the great and versatile David Lindley (whose big album Garth played on).

BEG: The brothers' sister, Adele, was married for many years to monster keyboardist Doug Riley; their son Ben is a very accomplished drummer.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Sunny Ways
Web: My link

Subject: Vege Roti

Hello it's me....again.

"A very rare video from Lighthouse's original era with the band performing One Fine Morning on March 10, 1972 during the Maple Music junket at Massey Hall in Toronto, prefaced by some remarks from the band's late co-founder Skip Prokop.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good Morning! It's one fine morning, eh? Can you hear Canada's Lighthouse? Sure you can. If you don't know the song of course....I guess not. It's ok, really. Btw one of my former co-workers has the same last name as the two brothers. If my memory serves me well; I was told by another co-worker that her father was one of the brothers. Would you believe that I never asked her if it was true? I did look her up and her first name is different so who knows?

And on that mornin' when I wake up
I'll see your face inside a cloud
See your smile inside a window
Hear your voice inside a crowd
Calling, "Come with me baby and we'll fly"

SNL with NewMarket's (north of Toronto) Jim Carrey. It was here in my friend's basement that I discovered The Band website while staying over one weekend. Let's hear it for all our friends from east coast Canada! Also, Dave Chapelle is here as well as Maya Rudolph.

Norm J...I knew about Edie Sedgwick who comes from big money. I always wondered about Kyra.

On a positive note re Covid 19...brown eyed angelina is growing out her bangs. That's right! First time in my life so those of you who have met me won't be able to recognize me now. I never had the patience before but when we could not see our hairstylist for many months.......Dang! Those bangs grew and grew! I ain't goin' back......ever! I swear! And you all know I can do that too! I turned a negative into a positive alright! I sure did! Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The learning process

In addition to your comments Peter. When I was a young man beginning my career in supervision (I have 2 certificates for it too actually). One day while trying to get some work organized and becoming frustrated and doing it all myself, an older guy I was discussing it with said to me. Well you know, there is no use having a dog and barking your self. You just have to take the time to teach them.

From watching him and his career I am very convinced that is what Joe Biden is about. Respect comes to him because he has earned it. It is something Donald Trump could never learn if he lived to be a hundred and fifty-six. He is a fool.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Even more Rebecca

Even more REBECCA. This isn’t a new page, but having seen the 2020 film and the classic 1940 Hitchcock film, we watched the 1997 TV miniseries with Charles Dance, Emilia Fox, Diana Rigg and Jonathan Cake. I added thoughts / review to the main REBECCA article, which has been popular. Scroll down till you get to the 1997 review. It's just after Lisa's comments comparing the novel to the others.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: More on "Stay"

Jackson Browne always did “Stay” as the encore. It has a special place for me. We recorded a version for our last English teaching series. We used the Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs lyrics, took the pace and the female vocalist from Jackson Browne and added the Four Seasons handclaps … BTW The Hollies version is too fast, blunts the melody, and is truly horrible. When we did lecture tours we played it before the talk and at the end.

Mrs V is my co-author. We did a pre-Christmas tour of Hungary in light snow. Every town was a full day of talks, set up by OUP, our publisher, and Engish teachers got the day off to attend … we opened and closed it, and went out for a wander (coffee and cake … Hungary has amazing cakes) in the other talks. Another guy had done a book and CD of traditional songs, and he did a slot before our closing one, playing guitar and teaching the audience Christmas songs in English … a great warm up. It was a fun tour because we all travelled together in a car and a minibus and had a meal together every evening … Hungarian food and wine is fabulous. We finished in Budapest on Saturday, the sixth day… about 1000 in the audience. As usual we put the CD with Stay on at the end, with the lyrics projected, and it was a great sound system. We were exhorting a singalong as usual, and I suddenly realized Mrs V had started dancing … the audience was 95% women, and they all got up and started dancing too. A fantastic atmosphere.


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Posted by:

Peter V

A day when a political view can be posted, I hope.

While welcoming President-elect Biden with great relief, his age does worry me … being older than me. On the other hand it started me thinking back to an era I just missed. I experienced it when my director of studies was away and I was in charge for a couple of weeks here or there. I also had to attend the meetings of all the Director of Studies in the group of schools. I saw similar early on at publishers. The MD had no computer on the desk, no rows of files or ring binders, no spreadsheets and neither e-mailed nor tweeted. A PA did all that. No one could just knock on their office door either. The MD’s role was (as one used to say) to be “the grown up in the room.” Younger people did the detailed research, argued their cases, got angry and the top person sat back, decided amongst the competing views and dispensed wisdom from experience. The other job was meeting visiting important people and forging a relationship with them so that calm discussion could take place. I imagine that will be President Biden’s calmer role and attitude. It is much needed.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: stay and recipes

Peter and Angelina: I don't have the record here y'all do (not really a southerner atall but always thought that bit of vernacular made good sense, just sounds bad to the New England Yankee ear). That said, the Jackson Browne choice is the finest. Seems like we wouldn't want to lose anyone here... not enough to begin w/, I suspect.

Jeez, beg: Kevin (6 degrees of separation) singing about you? Lyrics you quote almost seems like it would be.

So now I need to check out Lindsay Anderson, Peter. It's not 6 degrees of separation, just equivalent names. I don't even know your Lindsay's gender. The Lindsay Anderson I knew at this tiny, semi-religious college in 1973, (midwestern, U.S.) was a really good-looking guy we all called "Dammit", who drove a cab in NYC during his times off from collegiate endeavors.

Norm: could be brothers "from another mother". Beans just about as you describe them. Except to also add maple syrup w/ the molasses, instead of sugar. Yep, bake all day the next day; although again, using dried beans from a local farmer I find they cook-up some faster, after the soaking. Sometimes kidneys, more often yellow eyes, Jacob's cattle, or the small/white navy (my mom always called "small pea"). She also always preferred a pressure cooker, until she dropped it one day and the bottom broke out, I guess it was as thin as tinfoil. Good thing it broke, and not blew out.

I'll have to think about the garlic. Otherwise, my chowder also starts w/ bacon ends, then onions (all sauteeing in the same pot), sea scallops, maybe shucked clams, white fish like Pollock, Cod and/or Haddock, almost always shucked oysters sauteed in some butter & wine, usually lobster meat/also a little water the lobsters were steamed in and potatoes of many hues (red, red-skinned, Maine, purple...). Finally the whole milk and heavy cream, scalded. Generally makes about 12 to 14 quarts. Yeah, all the juices go in, although I don't hardly strain anything. And very infrequently I'll also sautee your prawns (here called Gulf of Maine shrimp as opposed to the butterfly type from the Gulf of Mexico).

Ok, we gots to get back to Richard singing about old Virginny and the reason for this site. Thanks, Jan.

Biden did not walk-off to any of the OQ, but at least we got some Tom Petty ("Not Gonna Back Down").


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: USA!

Our grandkid’s future just hit brighter.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Great song for a great sentiment, Peter. Me, I'm hoping that Ilkka was simply saying in his own way that he has retired his nom de guerre, NWC. Perhaps he concluded that its time had come; frankly, I was on the verge of pointing out that in my home, the northwest coaster is where I place my wine glass or tea mug at mealtimes.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Song for Ilkka

Click the link …


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good afternoon ILKKA....One of the biggest Dylan fans here. You speak around five languages so you're smarter than most of us and we don't always get your sense of humour. One time you posted to me twice and asked me to check out a song. I did but I did not know what the heck to say. Not too many times in my life do I not have a response to share Ilkka. I apologize as I should have said something. Many years ago many of us not only posted here but we emailed and for the most part we had fun. We shared more things about ourselves than even with outside friends. Some of us even met. And then some of us even socialized. One person I even spent two weekends at his home. Not sayin' anything else. Awww, come on......Truth is I became friends with his partner so it was all cool. JM ended up meeting them another time. I know, I know.....My life is.....not so conventional at times. If you have to split like a banana....don't go mad. Or take breaks like I do. Anyway, I will always think about the three Musketeers....Ilkka, Norbert and Kalervo.......You're the only one standing.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: NWC

Did something happen? Don’t go mate, I know I really liked whatever you posted here, for years, eons even!


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: NWC

Sorry you’re leaving, for whatever reasons. Although it’s really not up to me to do so, thank you anyway for your contributions over the years. And farväl.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Bacon Brothers

no-no-NO! Evangelina you can't call us that. The Bacon Brothers is a band. Kevin Bacon and his brothers have a band.......By the way did you know that Kevin Bacon is married to one of the richest women in the USA? Kera Segwick's old man has left her a few billion I guess.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: O' Lucky Man!

OK, it was 1973, but as Lindsay Anderson’s OH’ LUCKY MAN (link to review) was the (kind of) sequel to If …. I’m putting it in my 60s Retrospectives section. Starring Malcolm McDowell and many of the cast of If …. including Arthur Lowe, Peter Jeffrey, Graham Crowden. Plus a young Helen Mirren. It takes up the story of Mick Travis, transformed from rebel into a go-getter coffee salesman. The film is an indictment of post-Imperial British culture (and manages to parallel the Vietnam war in the Zingara story). I was disappointed when I saw it in 1973 and 1993. Now it all makes sense. It’s much better than I’d thought.

The Alan Price soundtrack album played all the time I was writing the review. It stands up extremely well.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Farewell to gb.

Thanks to gb friends who are still here. Thanks to gb friends who have stayed (and unfortunatelly left) during these twenty years or more. Thanks to Mr Hoiberg who has kept the 'puters humming.

Goodbye. Take care.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Give thanks and praises to all the "little old girls"! We may be old but we got to see all the cool bands!! Just sayin'.

haso and Norm J...The BACON BROTHERS...angelina

Tilt your head back Angelina
Close your eyes and drift away
You've done everything that you can do
To save the world today
Don't you tell me where you're going
Baby I don't need to know
Just as soon as you are ready
Angelina I'm coming with you when you go

LISA...I have to run this morning but I will email later today. Btw, our friend Fred also uses emoticons....his are just different. :-) As I've said before...I never liked my name until I heard Dylan and Joan Baez honour my name and then I thought....Ok I I can live with it now.

Good Evening FRED. I have your grandma's name and you have Aunt Sophie's eldest son's name and...and.....You know how it goes. ;-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Chowdah

Haso I'm pretty sure we must be brothers. Bacon and garlic has to season the pot for the chowdah first of all. The important thing is never to let it boil just simmer and hardly bubble. A seafood chowder (that I make) has cod, halibut, crab, prawns, scallops and clams. (sometimes muscles) The clams always go in last. The clams are cooked by putting them on a tray in the oven. When they open they are done. You drain the clam nectar off and strain it and it goes in the chowder. If you boil clams at all they turn to rubber. This is an absolute must way to make chowder you don't do it in a few minutes.

Just as you do when I make my beans red kidney beans and pinto beans you soak them overnight then the first thing that goes in is chopped bacon or salt pork and either mollasses or brown sugar. I gotta go I'm getting hungry and I'm doing Susie and I burgers and fries tonight.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: bacon

Sorry to be late to the bacon-party. Kinda caught up in our election. Held signs for 3 hours on Tuesday after my friend that had set me up to be on the team opening local absentee ballots screwed up and my name was dropped off the list. Oh well, next time. I talked to the town moderator at the polls after I cast my ballot, known him for about 35 years and I think he'll be a bit more connected than my friend, the retired selectman to help me do some volunteering at the polls.

Peter: definitely like that name "streaky bacon". That's pretty much descriptive of what's universal here in the states. About the only thing you usually see Canadian bacon on is Eggs Benedict. I do, now & again get some from one of our meat farmer's, same guy I'll get "bacon ends" from... they work just as well for the 1st thing in the pot of seafood chowder ("chowdah", as we say) or home-baked beans, as the salt pork my mom always used. Salt pork's only around in old-school supermarkets and it's always those damn industrial ag people like Smithfield or Hormel. Now w/ the prevalence of Covid outbreaks in those factories, I can't believe anybody buys that stuff.

Now I got to get a list of the spices another of our farmer's (they only do bacon and sausage/better than a dozen varieties) uses in their "7-spice" bacon, for everyone's culinary delight. It's definitely killer bacon.

Yeah, Rod, we wrap it around dry sea scallops hereabouts. But I'll ask our friend who's down your way if she's had it wrapped on mussels and bbq-ed. She usu. spends 6 months at the tip of the South Island and 6 locally where she grew up. That said, your PM gave folks like her a reprieve so she's still there. Probably would rather be anyway, but I know she feels a need to see family since she wasn't about when they buried her 99 year-old dad last winter. Only relate her story because probably the best bacon we've had in a long time was the 2 lbs of "Bub" that her son brought over a good while ago. Bub was the feature of the pig-roast when he and his roller-derby queen got married 8 years back or better.

Norm, I'll have to pull out my Asleep at the Wheel for some Ray Benson singing about them chickens.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Dr Stangelove is a hilarious movie. 2001 is probably one of the five best movies of all time. Barry Lyndon is humorous and beautiful. Lolita was excellent. Sure, Clockwork and Shining are disturbing, and I'm not a fan of Eyes Wide Shut. However I love Paths of Glory, The Killing, and Spartacus.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: at the liberry

Rune: Thanks for the thought. Assuming that it'd be too much hassle to get a Norwegian national library card, I decided to look closer to home. The good news is that the Toronto Public Library system has 29 copies; the bad news is that there are 108 'holds'. And with COVID around, people aren't being encouraged to return whatever they've borrowed anytime soon.


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Posted by:

Rune

Once Were Brothers - Robbie Robertson and The Band på filmoteket filmoteket.no/film/191384


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Depression & Movies

I understand what you are saying Lisa. I'm sorry you have to deal with depression. I have had to try to figure out ways to help my youngest daughter with it for years. It is very hard.

Some movies are more real in the mental sense than physical. What I mean is more and more in movies in this computer age the simulations they can do are crazy. They can be as gross as they want. In these newer action movies when a bullet hits some one there is a great splash of blood that flies which never can and never does happen. It is absurd. One thing forever that has annoyed me and in reality is stupid is cars tires screaming from the rubber on gravel roads. C'mon you have to laugh it is so stupid. I guess tho' when you really get into a movie and you find yourself starting to really dislike some one it just means they are really doing their job well. Two actors that come to mind that you can really dislike are Bruce Dern and Robert Gunton. Gunton was the warden in Shawshank Redemption a really despicable person.


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Posted by:

Bill M

I'm with Lisa. I don't go to tragic movies, or even sad movies, never mind violent. Ditto books nowadays, though some (most?) of the great books I've read are not books I care to reread at my advanced age.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Yes, we got a Clockwork Orange DVD because we like Malcolm McDowell a few years ago. We still haven't watched it. We reember it all too well and just don't feel like experiencing it again.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Well Norm, "little old GIRL" aside, you're basically right. At this stage of my life and particularly right now I just don't have any desire at all for violence and ugliness. And it's hard to have any sort of optimism, and fighting off depression is getting harder and harder. I guess it's a sign of age when you start saying what is the world coming to, but I certainly can't remember any time in my lifetime when the world - all over - was so angry and chaotic. I keep thinking, maybe it always was and I just didn't notice before? Very anxious time, for everybody.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Kubrick

Well Lisa I think it's just because yer a little old GIRL and you are too nice. Kubrick although they site him as one of the best cinematographers of all time he is one of the ones who likes to make things too real with dark humor as well.

Another one I have felt that way about is Speilberg. His movie Lamistad is that way. When the ship is running out of food so they start to throw slaves over board all chained together and they are shoving them over all naked as they scream. That is too brutal and gut wrenching to watch in a movie. I think those guys just want to make the statement.


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Posted by:

Lisa

I know Stanley Kubrick is a much revered director, but I have a real aversion to his movies, much as I can admire his skill. I find them cold and soulless.


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Posted by:

Pat B

JQ, you forgot Stanley Kubrick directing.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

I've never seen "Lolita", but a bit part was played by Eric Endersby, the older brother of a veteran Toronto musician Stan Endersby. He's in "Yonge Street Rock and Roll Stories", where he talks about being taken by his mother (!) to see Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens; he was in the legendary Tripp with Richard Bell, Ed Roth, Neil Merryweather et al, he was in the powerful Heaven and Earth (see link) with Rick James, Denny Gerrard, Ed Roth, et al; and he was in Diamondback with local guitar god Mike McKenna and ex-Suedes Scott Cushnie. And in the '80s he was in Buffalo Springfield Revisited with Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Lolita

PV - Have you ever reviewed this? It’s on TCM right now and remains brilliant, maybe a perfect movie. The soundtrack, exceptional dialog, humor, etc, all top notch. I wonder why there hasn’t been a new version made. It might be just too hard to beat the original. James Mason, Shelly Winters, Peter Sellers - c’mon, that would be a strong deterrent to try it again.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: tronto
Web: My link

Subject: Thomas Mapfumo

Decided it was time to listen to one of the best albums of all time (top 10 for sure), "Chamunorwa" by Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited. Was fortunate to see him once, at the last of the annual Afro-Fests held at Queen's Park.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Cindy Cashdollar

I found a vid of Cindy sitting on her couch playing Waltz for Abeline solo. I've always loved this lady's playing. She is a doll too.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Waltz for Abeline

Don't know how many of you may have seen on Facebook, the "Acoustic Guitar" review of Cindy Cashdollar's new album "Waltz for Abeline". This has to be great.

There is so many great players on the album and great songs go to Acoustic Guitar to read the review. Amy Helm sings on the album.

I just had to change this because behind the Acoustic Guitar I put the dot calm and Jan's bouncer Johnny Cash attacked me!


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Posted by:

Bill M

BWNWILA: Good to hear from you. That great line about the Bunuel / Walcott connection not sufficing in the long run is from Martin Colyer (who he?) Maybe there are more lines of that calibre at the link to his blog that BEG provided.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good morning BWNWILos Angeles! You are sure stirring up some ghosts here. You were always one of my favourite people here. As I've said many times....If it wasn't for you I may have never kept on posting. So many good memories with you Tenn! Hope LA is treating you well? I know that you can take care of yourself but still....Hope you are meeting good people as you did from your home state, Tenn and from Cabbagetown. ;-D

Perhaps also Robbie and Levon grew apart personally as well. It doesn't mean the deep friendship didn't mean anything as it once did. At that time they were on a mission! Mission complete! As you know....Think of all the friendships you've had here and in your every day life....If you don't grow together or nurture it.....Well.....You meet other people on your journey in life and have different experiences. The memories remain. Sometimes they help to sustain you during difficult times and other times.....best to not go there.

"Doing this reveals a rounded narrative about the extraordinary series of events that gave birth to The Band, and the clash of Robbie’s voraciously aspirational search for knowledge and status with Levon’s “Hell, let’s just play” mentality that signposted the death of this joyous group even at the moment of its greatest triumph, The Band."

Bacon Fat Levon & the Hawks

Occasionally I eat bacon as it's not good for your joints...former avid skipper......Skip, skip, skip to my Louuuu.....It can only be chicken or turkey bacon and it has to be super crispy or I don't go near it.

brown eyed angelina's Chicken home cookin'...
Jerk Chicken
Stew Chicken
Chicken Curry
Lemon Herb Chicken
Yogurt Cinnamon Chicken

I like Tandoori chicken as well but do not have the right cooking apparatus. Yesterday JM made stuffed peppers with left over chicken and also made chicken soup. One of the most sexy things a man can do for his partner is to cook for them. We'll see this week whether brown eyed girl goes solo or not.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: bacon fat

The crispy bacon on a US buffet is what we'd call streaky bacon


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Posted by:

BWNWILos Angeles

BEG, I think “Bunuel and F.S. Walcott’s Medicine Show had much in common but – in the end – not enough” is the greatest description of The Band, from a career perspective, I’ve ever read.


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Posted by:

Rod

We have streaky bacon here in NZ. Don't really like it has it has two much fat. But it is nice wrapped around mussels and BBQed.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: But.........but........but

Never heard of streaky bacon Peter. The only bacon you get with rind on now-a-day is slab bacon. Any sliced packaged bacon has the rind removed. I guess you call it streaky because there is streaks of meat and fat.

Now you should see the bacon in Australia. In our usual 350 gram or 500 gram packages the bacon strips are about 8 inches long. In Australia the gawd damn sliced bacon is about 2 feet long and it is in bulk as they buy what ever amount they ask for. I don't know if it's huge pigs or they cut it a different way.....I don't know.


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Posted by:

jh

Subject: Test after blocking update

:-/


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Canadian bacon

I thought from US restaurants that Canadian bacon was mainly meat with a rind, while "bacon" in the USA was what we call "streaky bacon" in the UK. What the US calls Canadian bacon is just plain bacon here.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Canadian Bacon

I forgot to mention Haso (regarding your bacon). There is nothing like fresh local bacon. I always liked getting the slabs of bacon so I could cut it to thickness I liked. When I lived in Langley in the Fraser Valley not far from me ( I had chickens there too) there was a little corner store quite a nice little market. This guy bought local double smoked bacon and back then about 35 years ago a side cost me about $25. The best bacon ever.

Now there is a thing about Canadian bacon I have never figured out. There is no doubt a lot of good bacon done in the USA every where. When you go down through Washington State right down into Oregon many of the taverns and cafes you go into to get breakfast on their menu they have in big letters and brackets (Canadian Bacon). In different places I asked why. Waitresses say Oh! there ain't nothin' like it........oh...........ok.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Gallo del cielo

Hey Haso! How gozit. As you used the Spanish chicken it prompted me to thrill you guys with this song of Tom Russell's (a guy whose music I really like). Now this is one bad ass rooster.

I have seen those other color eggs. The green ones come from white chickens as well if memory serves. It's funny those chickens the good old boys call Dominicker arE actually "Dominique". But it comes out of their mouth more like Cajun I think.

The very small chickens "Bantam" lay small but very tasty eggs. I had Rhode Island Reds. As you say Haso the free range, I used to sell eggs to quite a few people. One customer "Marion" a big Dutch lady used to ride her bike all the way out to our place wearing a big yellow pair of wooden shoes. It amazed me how she could peddle that bike with those things on.

I'm sure most all of you also remember "Ain't Nobody here but us Chickens."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Five Things Seen and Heard

ONE NEXT OF KIN

"I spent a part of this week being intrigued by Loyle Carner, a gentler form of MC, whose songs often ride on summery jazz or feel-good gospel while they talk of cooking pancakes for an imaginary sister, missing his student loan or grieving for his late stepfather. Still very South London (Croydon, to be precise) but there’s something interesting going on. Oh, and the cover of Yesterday’s Gone harks back to Music From Big Pink… bandcarner

TWO BOOKS CORNER: NEXT OF KIN PT. 2

Which neatly leads on… I’m gonna recommend the Robbie Robertson book, Testimony, to y’all. It puts proper flesh on the bones of many of the stories that have been told again and again – such as how they sourced a new drummer once Levon Helm bailed on the 65-66 Dylan tour, and why Robertson ended up photographed alongside Alan Ginsberg in front of City Lights bookstore in 1965 – as well as providing a sense of the dizzying nature of their work with Dylan. It’s light on the specifics of his songwriting, the recording process and the evolution of his guitar playing, but strong on portraits of the many characters that cross his path. If you read this alongside Levon’s “Wheels on Fire” and Barney’s “Across The Great Divide” and “Small Town Talk”, you can patch together a story with at least seven different sides, Rashoman-style. Doing this reveals a rounded narrative about the extraordinary series of events that gave birth to The Band, and the clash of Robbie’s voraciously aspirational search for knowledge and status with Levon’s “Hell, let’s just play” mentality that signposted the death of this joyous group even at the moment of its greatest triumph, The Band. I mean, Bunuel and F.S. Walcott’s Medicine Show had much in common but – in the end – not enough.

EXTRA! MORE After mentioning Lou Reed’s “Dirty Blvd.” in the synaesthetic wine thing (here) a couple of weeks ago, I spent some time looking for songs that could possibly be covered by an unnamed legendary rock singer as he contemplates a new album. In my trawling I was looking at a couple of songs on Robbie Robertson’s “How to be Clairvoyant”, an album I’d never given the time of day to. It’s really good – my slight antipathy to solo Robbie is breaking down. And that led on to Lang Lang’s take on “Somewhere/Dirty Blvd.” It’s kind of amazing, almost 12 minutes of pianistics, bombastic percussion, “Somewhere” sung by Lisa Fischer, and “Dirty Blvd” spoken by Robertson. It’s on Spotify, although not on YouTube, if that has whetted your appetite.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From New Wave, to Funk to Country.

Johnny Cash - The Chicken in Black


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From New Wave back to Funk.

RUFUS THOMAS - DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN. LIVE FILMED PERFORMANCE 1972


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I don't know just what to do,
He's got a crudge against Frank Berdo,
He's clucking a lot, but he's not saying anything,
I plucked him once! Why pluck him again?

A psycho chicken
Better run run run run run run run away
Oooh oh oh oh aye aye ayee

Fools - Psycho Chicken 1980


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: You calling me chicken?

Interesting to hear all the clucking about chickens.

We've never kept chickens personally, but many people do in my area, and it's pretty easy to buy eggs locally which has been nice, especially since a trip to the grocery store has felt like a high-risk activity over the past half year or so.

As a kid I never understood what caused the difference between white and brown eggs. I was always told that brown eggs were local eggs and white eggs came from somewhere else. Never made sense to me, as it seemed that all chickens (and their eggs) would be local to "somewhere", and therefore should all be brown, given that explanation! It wasn't until I was about 30 years old when I saw that chicken eggs could also come in colors like green and blue. None of our local chickens were that exotic.

A friend of ours keeps chickens for eggs, and gives all of them names. He like to give them names of chicken dishes. So he has chickens named: Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Noodle Soup, and so on. Kind of a twisted sense of humor, but gave me a chuckle!


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: chickens and the like

Norm... absolutely, free range eggs are it. A few chicken stories. No, I don't raise any, funny my spouse brought that up just a week ago. My mom was the farmer, but she's been gone close to 25 years now. Thing is there's at least 20 to 30 places hereabouts (w/in 10 miles I'd say) where there are free range eggs. I'm going to have to ask our daughter about those 2 heritage breeds you're talking about. She works at an old farm/wildlife restoration/camp/nature preserve dating back to the early 20th century where they have a bunch of heritage breeds in the chicken barn.

Here, in the States, we are what are called serious "locavores". It's not just the eggs, when you've had local-raised and cured bacon you'll never go back to that industrial Oscar Mayer crap, no matter how much they discount it.

Good story too, on egg colors. We have this lovely elderly Asian-American man who only sells eggs, he calls them "paintbox eggs"; ea dozen has 4 white 4 brown and 4 pale green ones. He's so popular, you have to order them ahead. (We go elsewhere, but I enjoy helping him bring his product in to Winter Market).

So, I did have a customer in a local, small city close-by... Norm you probably won't believe it but the only way you can keep your own chickens there is if they all have names. I guess that tells the local authorities that they're pets.

Last, Peter, we understand your dabbling w/ vegetarianism. On the flip side, visiting our daughter in Central America years ago: when her friend goes from 4 chickens in the tree to 3 the next day, you enjoy the chicken soup at lunch. And after she lived (in a different country) in a family's compound w/ 20+ chickens and 7 or 8 gallos (roosters), the vegetarian tendencies disappeared, at least for the last dozen years. She'd happily "strangle any one of those gallos". The idea that roosters only crow at dawn is a complete fabrication.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Stick to one name here. Do not "shapeshift.' Don't confuse Norm's name.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Bullshit

Westcoaster was the name of an old wooden tug than been around longer than god. It sunk. When I bought my tug I took the name. Why would I care about some sport fish in Finland I've never heard of......silly.

Why am I being persecuted and harrassed by some Finnish hippie from the 60's who is in Sweden.........Whasap with that??? :-)


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Copying "Westcoaster"

In the 80s my brother and other truck-driver daddies around started a club which they called for "Westcoast Fly Fishers". There were fly fisher clubs before but they were for bourgeois people only. (By all means listen to Taj Mahal's blues number 'Bourgeois Town'). Fly fisher club 'Westcoasters' in Finland is still going strong even today. A Guestbook profile must have heard the name of the club and copied the name to his vessel: Westcoaster.

Simple like that.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Subject: Sorry Norman

Sorry Norman. I was only listening to 'John _Wesley_ Harding'. How could I knew it?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Listening to JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE while making garlic herb chicken since Jazzman has to work today. He could be a sous chef so he cut up all the vegetables before he left. I know, I know....He's trying so hard to distract me from the OC. I don't think it's gonna work 'cause I know how to cook. Sheesh! All the men in my Tribe know how to cook and I mean cook. Even the South American was an amazing cook. He was very social so we had many dinner parties with great music as he could really dance.....Days gone by.

And I should be in my room, and I should learn how to forget
Well, she may be pretty
Oh, but someday I'll get sick of her shit

I am waiting for Christchurch woman in the rain
The rain keep coming
But it ain't enough to cover the pain
And I am waiting for Christchurch woman in the rain
And its early evening so there's hope for a better day


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Gray Boy Sleeping on Vintage Herman Miller Chair
Web: My link

Subject: November is Men's Mental Health Month!

The Hawk and Toronto Libraries.

I was a jaguar last night while out and about in my hood. I wore all black and my jaguar mask. Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: ???????

I want to know what this Norman Wesley stuff is about as Wesley is my second name. Copying my Westcoaster was enough bullshit. Sow hy am I putting up with this now?


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Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: I've been thinking, for which I apologise. It seems to me that your new name is well on the way to household status. I see you reinventing basement-era Dylan as Norm Wesley Sofa. 'Chesterfield' is too long and plummy (and also Canadian), and 'Chair' is too short and stark. Ergo you'll have to accept a reinvention of your initials as well, but that seems a small price to pay for superstardom.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Big Daddy

I’ve just added an article on AROUND AND AROUND on Big Daddy, the wonderful American covers band. They did hits of the 80s and 90s but in late 50s / early 60s style. It’s an expanded version of a Toppermost article … their “back story” explaining why they hadn’t heard any of the original songs, and only had the sheet music is very good … I’ve quoted it in the article. You may never have heard of them, but you should try them out. Their masterpiece is Sergeant Pepper’s … every track re-imagined in late 50s / early 60s styles.


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Posted by:

'Norman Wesley Chesterfield'

Location: The Swedish woods

Subject: Young women and old blues men

In the early days I had this female colleague: a long hippie-style skirt, a soulful and poetic face, long red hair like a which, rolling her own cigarettes the gypsy style, a French car, listened to Mississippi John Hurt, sang like Emmy Lou. I was like melting ice-cream! She was befriended with an old man in our job. I never understood this. - It must have been the blues in the air.


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Posted by:

'Norman Wesley Chesterfield'

Location: The South Swedish woods

Subject: Chickens in the blues

Our British friends here in gb (hopefully) still remember the blues oriented band 'Chicken Schack'. British blues is in my DNA no matter what Sonny Boy Williamson said: "European guys want to play the blues so bad - AND THEY DO."


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Posted by:

'Norman Wesley Chesterfield'

Location: The Swedish woods

Subject: The blues. I mean The bluuuueeesss!

To Norman J: Thanks for your chicken joke. I am happy to read that three-legged chicken survived. - I am still nervous. I drove in low speed yesterday thru the woods which are called for 'Smokey Mountains of Southern Sweden'. A lot of deer ran over the roads in high speed. There is a wolf around... Poor sheep and chickens.

We Finns have a poor self-confidence. Everything from other countries are bigger and better. Without no reason at all, actually. We are independed country between too strong countries; Sweden and Russia. That's more than good enough.

I came to think of a Finnish band 'Hanoi Rocks'. Never heard of it? No? Probably you are not living in Japan where these guys were mega-stars. The lead singer took the sexy name 'Mike Monroe' and the keithrichards-style guitarist was known as 'Andy McCoy'. Today my handle will be 'Norman Wesley Chesterfield'. You see: NWC!

I could have been chosen to be called for 'LuoteisRannikkolainen' (NorthWestCoaster in Finnish). Norman Wesley Chesterfield sounds more like the Southern blues, right? (It is because Muddy Waters had the same family-name.) Probably you know Tampa Red and 'Going Back To Florida' by Lightning Hopkins. BTW I happened to see Muddy Waters in one of his last performances. He sat on a chair but the power of the blues was there!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Season of The witch

Donovan's version as linked by BEG is country restricted … so try Julie Driscoll's version. A scarier voice!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: HEALTHY HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!
Web: My link

Subject: Season Of The Witch You've Got To Pick Up Every Stitch


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Not Enough Funding For Yorkville Doc 2014

Yorkville: The Documentary
If you want to know one thing about Toronto, let it be what went on in Yorkville during the 1960s.

Starring:
David Clayton Thomas - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Bernie Finkelstein - True North Records
Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks
John Kay - Steppenwolf
Danny Marks - Edward Bear
Sylvia Tyson - Ian & Sylvia
& many, many more


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Posted by:

Peter V

I love that song, BEG - never seen it before.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: A Caribbean Dozen Poems From Caribbean Poets

Subject: Don' Do It Meets Jamaican Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner...Valerie Bloom

Mama, don' do it, please.
Don' cook dat chicken fe dinner,
We know dat chicken from she hatch,
She is the only one in de batch
Dat de mongoose didn' catch,
Please don' cook her fe dinner.

Mama, don' do it, please,
Don' cook dat chicken fe dinner,
Yuh mean to tell mi yuh feget
Yuh promise her to we as a pet
She not even have a chance to lay yet
An yuh want to cook her fe dinner.

Mama, don' do it, please,
Don' good dat chicken fe dinner,
Don' give Henrietta de chop
Ah tell you what, we could swop,
We will get yuh one from de shop,
If yuh promise not to cook her fe dinner.

Mama, me really glad, yuh know,
Yuh never cook Henry fe dinner,
An she glad too, ah bet,
Oh Lawd, me suddenly feel upset,
Yuh don' suppose is somebody else pet
We eating now fe dinner?


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: The name is Bond......James Bond

Another dynasty gone. Sean Connery has died at 90.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I may have told you this. We kept chickens when I was a child. Mysteriously one escaped and disappeared every Easter and Christmas, and also when my aunt's family came to visit on Sundays in the summer. 'Gone to join friends out on a farm somewhere,' I was told. Our twenty diminished to ten. Then, one Christmas day, I saw the purple band around our dinner's leg. Purple! Beryl! My favourite chicken. Thus is vegetarianism created and lasted for a few years.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Pets

Chickens are wonderful pets. I've had different ones that would lay against your chest and croone. My saddest story at my 5 acre place there my 2 roosters Fog Horn Leg Horn (I guess that old guy in Sweden doesn't know about my cartoon hero). Anyway one night I wake up to the chickens all screaming. It happened to me twice there. I jumped up and got my pants on and ran down there and a gawd damn mink had killed about 8 of my birds. There was old Foggy and some of his hens laying there with their throats ripped out. I cut that little prick in half with a machett. I had to bury old Foggy and I cried. My friend a couple of farms over Lou. He raised meat chickens he had 5000 and that night that mink had killed 100 of them. My chickens followed me around the yard when I was out tending to gardens. That was a wonderful time. Yeah there is nothing like our free range eggs.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Chickens

We normally keep about a 1/2 dozen. We never kill them and I remain gobsmacked at what good pets they are. Our 5 dogs leave them alone - we don’t have any idea why that is given domestic dogs are the #1 killer if chickens - so they get a lot of free range space. And the eggs are tremendous, never ever had a store-bought egg that could compare. We walk around together, have chats and arguments (I think they might be Trumpers). We never tried to train them, other than to come when called, but I know they can be taught things. The great southern writer Flannery O’ Connor was also renowned in her little GA hometown for having trained one to walk backwards. And I’ve seen a video of one playing a little piano! I understand that backyard chickens are a real popular thing now in the ‘burbs.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: The woods

Subject: Roots

Today we drove to a range which is called for Sweden's Smokey Mountains. A rich country with poor people. In the 19th century people moved in masses to the US from this region. They contributed to the folk music in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

We tried to shoot a video with old-time banjo playing. It was already too cold weather for my poor fingers but - at least - politically uncorrect sausages (pork) and politically uncorrect (choko/milk) mousse tasted fine.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: "You always learn something new" by Norm

My favorite roots/old-time band is The Fog Horn String Band. Never heard of it? Shame on you! (Recommended)

Anyway, I always thought that fog horn is a some manick in a vessel which says "brhooooooooooofff" in a misty weather. Obviously, it isn't. - Btw thanks for the happy end in your joke!


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Waco Kid

Hi B Lee. Eddy Shaver was Billy Joe's son. He was about to record his first album in 2001. However he died of a heroin over dose in Waco, Texas in 2000.

Dominicker chickens. When I first heard of them was from a Waylon song where he refers to a "Dominicker hen". That got my curiousity (maybe back in the 70's) so I looked it up back then. They are quite a fine looking bird big black and white and grey speckled. On that subject as you were talking about colour of eggs. I used to have my own laying hens quite a lot. Generally brown chickens lay brown eggs and white layed white. However about 20 some years ago I had 5 acres where I had big gardens, a little barn with my laying hens. I had enough room so one year I got 25 chicks for meat chickens. They became white and grew like crazy. A lady that knew about them told me you got to kill them pretty soon because they grow big so fast they often have heart attacks and die. Well anyway I let a few grow up I wanted to see if I could get chicks from them. I had 2 roosters. Fog horn leg horn and Don Juan that old fogg got to almost 16 pounds I never saw a chicken that big. Anyway the hens laid really big brown eggs. Well my mum knew quite a bit about chickens. I told her and she said sure Norm. Those are called "White Wyandots". You learn every day.

Here's a chicken joke travelling salesman comes to a farm. He's talking to the farmer and a chicken comes just blazing by. He has 3 legs. Holy shit he says to the farmer what in hell is that. Well the farmer says me and the wife both like drum sticks but now so does our son so we worked at breeding these chickens to have 3 legs. Well damn he says. What do they taste like? Damn if I know the farmer says we never have caught one yet.


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: Not the barnyard

Subject: Billy Joe again and a Chicken lesson

OK, you never know where the GB and YouTube will lead and what you may learn around here. Searching for the lyrics to BJS's Black Rose, there are some discrepancies in the first verse re a word I can't make out, but is apparently "Dominicker chicken". Being, if not a city boy, at least a exurban one, I did not know that a Dominicker Chicken is a now rare breed of the bird, one of the oldest, thought to be the first American breed and directly descended from the first chickens brought over from Europe. This led to a link to a humorous song called "The Dominicker Hen" by a bluegrass banjo picker named Mike Snider. (Sorry I've lost the knack of posting links.) And also to a panel discussion of chicken raising, four guys sitting around a table not talking football or politics, but talking about chickens. One of whom shares the tidbit that if a chicken has a white feathered earlobe, it will lay white eggs but if it is red (or maybe also brown?) it will lay brown or off-white eggs. Chickens have EARLOBES? What is the world coming to!


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Posted by:

b.lee

Location: DE, USA

Subject: Billy Joe

Norm - Sad to see that crew of Texas Outlaws dwindle. Oh, to have been there in the day.

Your link to Billy Joe led me to a clip of another song, Black Rose, taken from an Austin performance circa 1984. Comments refer to the accompanying guitarist simply as "Eddie", also RIP. If you can find it, can you tell me who that gentleman was?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: obit for Don Hahn, lead engineer of "Music From Big Pink" ...

... and much more. See link.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

David Bowie...Thursdays Child...1999

"Although you're now "somewhere else", your presence here is more vivid than ever, sweet Thursday's Child .... so alive as the Immortals know be. And this classy ballad, simple and direct, poignant, always will tell about your poetic way of crossing the density of the doubt with the grace of a smile. Thank you so much, beloved Master."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

So Space Oddity...Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield revived Space Oddity.....Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.....Yes! Other CDS of Bowie had some great songs.....However, the last CD I bought of Bowie's was 1999...Seven.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

PETER V...Ooops! I meant the first 8-track tape of David Bowie's music......Btw, for those who love blondes....Bowie is actually a real blonde.
Just sayin'.

David Bowie - Sorrow (remastered) plus outtake with Amanda Lear


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Every time I am out and buy something I always say, "Thank you for working today." The response most often is, "huh?". Then I say, "Thank you because you have to still go out to work in order to get paid while most others who have better paying jobs get to work from home and get paid." Then the response is, "Oh....Thanks so much. You've just made my day."

PETER V...Pinups by Bowie was never a fave of mine but I did play "Sorrow" many times. The first David Bowie VHS that my brother exposed me to was "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars". Now that recording I could not get enough of. His previous recordings Hunky Dory and David Bowie....Not sure if he owned those or I discovered them on my own. I was too young to see a concert of his until I came to Toronto and saw the Diamond Dogs Tour which wasn't one of my fave recordings of his but the opportunity was there. All I remember was the lighting......unbelieveable! I would see Mick Ronson again with Dylan during the Rolling Thunder Review also. Of course Bowie's connections to Louuuu was always there from producing Transformers and performing together in NYC on Bowie's 50th birthday! Lou was under the weather here.......I do remember those two seemed to have maybe.....maybe a love/hate thing going on at times? There was a photo in Rolling Stone? Didn't they have an altercation about something? After all, Queen Bitch is supposed to be about Louuuu.....It was because of these two artists and Rod the Mod that I travelled to England on my own at 19 to be close to the music......I ended up in Hampstead and that's all I'm sayin'.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Ride me down easy

I couldn't count the times I played this old song of Billy Joe Shaver's. One of my all time favourites. This is a good version.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Billy Joe Shaver

Just read on my computer here Billy Joe Shaver just died. He had a stroke. Another one of the original old "Outlaws" gone. I sit back remembering how many nights, in how many bars for how many years I played his songs.

It makes your head spin when just so soon after Jerry Jeff Walker goes ol' Billy Joe follows. He was 81. I am thinking more and more every day we have to give thanks for every day we have with good health and being able to get around.

I was just down on the beach packing up 5 gallon buckets of seaweed for my garden. I made 3 trips and packed 6 buckets. Then I thought I better call that enough for today. I don't want aching shoulders tonight.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Sure, Peter.


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Posted by:

Peter v

Can I add that to the comments box, Bill? I discussed Diamond Dogs as a possible with a Bowie-fan friend.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Canadian comments: My high school chums tended to be sold on Bowie right from the start, but "Pin-Ups" was the first one I liked. I was aware that they were cover songs, but at the time I wasn't the least bit familiar with most of the originals. "Diamond Dogs" is the Bowie LP that I reviled.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: David Bowie Pinups

The "Reviled! The Albums Critics Love To Hate" section at AROUND AND AROUND adds David Bowie's 1973 covers album, Pinups. It was far more disliked by American critics than British ones, and for an album that critics knocked (two stars was Rolling Stone magazine's rating), Bowie had the last laugh … seven weeks at number one in Britain.

I'd be interested in American comments especially- the Comments box is open at the end of the article.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oh wait here is the entire interview by Mary Martin for those who missed it the first time around. I've been checking out the Archives.....Yiiiikes! I missed so much on my time outs!

MARY MARTIN November 17, 2009

Mary Martin stepped from the backstage green room to take a seat in the front row of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater just moments before the start of the third annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, in which a veteran female music executive is honored for her indelible impact on Nashville and American music. Upon seeing her, the audience rose in a spontaneous standing ovation for Martin, the night’s honoree. The packed crowd didn’t want to wait for a formal introduction to express their love and respect for the former record executive and talent manager.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good morning to you and your partner. Ok JED good to know that I did not offend you. If you change your mind just let me know. Thank you. Btw, it's great that your partner attends most/all the shows you attend. Does she actually know the music? Just askin' as so many people at Eric's Fest and when I saw The Rascals....most of the women were tag alongs. They did not know the musicians at all. So I started singin' "Good loving.....good loving'.....nope.......It's a beautiful morning.....Nope......People everywhere got to be free....nope. PAT B would still be my dream date as he's the biggest fan of their music here. I was only a tag along once......Roy Hargrove....and as I said the other day it was a great show. He was only 48 when he passed.

Good news....Mookie Mookie Mookie!

Bad news...Terrence Davis from Raps....If true....He is off my Raptor list and he can be traded pronto!

I've posted a long interview with Mary Martin in the past.....yes....The Mary Martin.....I would love to know her as a friend and music fan....Here are some short interviews from the long one.......Mary Martin Interview: Dylan at Newport 1965, early concerts with The Hawks

In an oral history interview conducted by Country Music Hall of Fame's Jay Orr at Ford Theater, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN, on November 17, 2009, Mary Martin (former Albert Grossman receptionist/secretary) talks about Bob Dylan's electric appearance at 1965 Newport Folk Festival and early concerts with The Hawks (The Band).


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

BEG-you were over the top? Apologizing? Not sure why? I don’t recall anything you said to offend? About hoops? Why would anyone get offended about a hoops comment? Whatever-no problem on my part.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Jazzman Cooking Cauliflower Leek Soup

Bob Dylan recorded "This Old Man" in 1991; the song was released on the Disney charity album, For Our Children.
Another one for all the grandfathers and grandma's who post here.

Today I was walking by the former Concord Tavern. We didn't feel like cooking on this dreary day. Jazzman surprised me with the homemade soup as it's getting cooler here. I picked up some grilled sea bass. I feeeeel so inadequate here.....I see my mother telling me that when she'd buy fresh fish only that when asked if she wanted it cleaned and scaled and.....She'd quickly say, "Oh no! I want to take my fresh fish home and do all that myself because then all the juices and flavour will remain in the fish!"

Btw are :-D called emojis or is the better term emoticons? I use them as most people here do not get when I am using humour or I'm being overly dramatic. In real life I really do smile a lot over very little things.....like the construction workers who suggested I walk in with them even though I was the extra one in line while it was raining. They were kinda cute too. May I say something about construction workers as I previously lived with one? Just sayin' that they have the best muscles as their muscles are from hard work not from pumping iron. That's right.....Now......Yes.....basketball players still have the most desirable arms as they have such definition.....not like Dwight Howard......No, no, no.......Too huge and bulky......Like Jimmy Buckets.......Just observin'. Dang.....It's like art sculpture. In hockey watching my fave players such as Bobby Orr, Michelle Lemieux.....When they skated it was like watching poetry in motion. It's a pity they were on the wrong teams!!!

Playlist Walking In The Rain

Darkest Side of Midnight..Jimmy Lafave
Rain Falling Down...Jimmy LaFave
Talk To Me...Jimmy Lafave
Desperate Men Do Desperate Things...Jimmy Lafave
Only One Angel...Jimmy Lafave
Heart of a Woman...Jimmy Lafave
Sweetheart Like You...Jimmy Lafave

Many thanks once again to KEVIN J who turned me onto......JIMMY LAFAVE.


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Posted by:

Lisa

beg, Doc Watson does a great Froggie Went A-Courtin' too.

Bill, we all know about men and their emotions, haha! I think that's the real reason for the missing emojis - men don't use them. Not very manly, don't you know ;-D


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Posted by:

Pat B

I find Borat to be hilarious--and gross, and racist, and misogynistic, yet hilarious. To each his own. However, Kazakhstan's thoughts are clear: the country has started promoting itself as a tourist attraction. Their motto? "Kazakhstan. Very Nice."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: hearts and flowers, lol

Lisa: I doubt that there's a specific anti-emoji policy intention here. I suspect that emojis get caught in the wider 'ban' on a whole bunch of more useful signs - like the forward slash. It's the relative simplicity of Jan's set-up here that keeps it going the way it goes. That said, I'd happily live without emojis at all, and 'lol' too for that matter.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: For Our Children Various Artists
Web: My link

Subject: Mary Had A Little Lamb

PETER V and K...I have MHALL in my collection because I have above CD. The song I posted before was Little Richard's. Awwww....It was so much fun singing along with the kidzzz and rapping along with Little Richard's "Itsy Bitsy Spider". The joy of teaching elementary from JK-G6 (grade 1 is the most challenging) so much child development (my graduate work is in child development) so my work was never boring but at times I was totally stressed out.......Trials and Tribulations.....just like those of you who are fortunate to be parents....Jazzman would say, "I'm giving you 15 minutes to vent and then that's it." Other co-workers would drink wine and save all their wine corks and then give them to me to use as counters for Math or use as beautiful junk for art. Some students would smell the corks and I'd think.......One time I was annoyed that the kidzzz in the enclave area of classroom (taught in an Alternative School where parents had to volunteer for at least 5 hours a month).......which was a quiet area to read and be surrounded by art posters by Picasso, Monet, Miro......and of course some of my fave musicians....Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Garland Jeffreys, The Band, Robbie Robertson. One day in this area a few of my brightest and most compassionate were not doing what they were supposed to be doing....... I walked over and just as I was about to question them......I wisely took a good look first and realized that they were making a pop up card for me as I had taught them the previous day. Uhhh.....I just quietly walked away......very quietly. As I've shared before the best thing that ever happened to me as an educator is when they called me Mom out of the blue.

1. Give A Little Love - Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
2. This Old Man - Bob Dylan
3. Cushie Butterfield - Sting
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb - Paul McCartney
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Stephen Bishop
6. Itsy Bitsy Spider - Little Richard
7. Chicken Lips And Lizard Hips - Bruce Springsteen
8. Country Feelin's - Brian Wilson
9. Blueberry Pie - Bette Midler
10. The Pacifier - Elton John
11. Getting To Know You - James Taylor
12. Autumn To May - Ann and Nancy Wilson
13. Child Of Mine - Carole King
14. Tell Me Why - Pat Benatar
15. A Medley Of Rhymes - Debbie Gibson
16. Blanket For A Sail - Harry Nilsson
17. Good Night, My Love (Pleasant Dreams) - Paula Abdul
18. Gartan Mother's Lullaby - Meryl Streep
19. Golden Slumbers - Jackson Browne And Jennifer Warnes
20. A Child Is Born - Barbra Streisand

JED...I think one of my posts to you about the Raps, maybe was over the top? If so......I apologize. If you were just having fun and I'm a bit slow in those matters......Ha, Ha, Ha. If you don't know what I am referring to.......I am cheering for the Dodgers tonight as I'm a fan of Mookie Betts.

KEVIN J...I think I know why you have travelled so much in your life....I know I said I wouldn't post as much and not share as much about my life.....as if anything is left to share..... ;-D.......I was just cranky and frustrated at the time but I'm over it now. Otherwise hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy during these surreal times.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Subject: Wild Life

Thanks, Peter. Robert Christgau is on my ever growing enemy list of douchebags writing about music. The list is currently only in my head as I felt it was too sinister to put it in writing. But those guys has put much more sinister stuff in writing, so I might as well jot it down some time. Also, it gets increasingly hard to remember the names of the entire staff of AllMusic. I think I'll write it down by candlelight with a feather pen and perhaps add a upside down cross beside the names of those who have gone to hell, such as Lester Bangs. :-)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Rod: "Pretty good" - and then some. I like to think it'd find much wider acceptance now, 55 years later. I'm convinced that its unsatisfactory fate in '65 had a lot to do with Levon's departure not long after.


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Posted by:

Rod

The Stones I Throw is actually a pretty good song.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Photographers capture rock ‘n’ roll, local scenery

“It takes a lot to have one photo archived there,” Friedman said. “It’s a thrill to have pictures there permanently.”

Meanwhile, the pop-up Friedman Gallery at 1275 Post Road highlights the work of both Friedman and Larry Silver, a decadeslong photographer. Originally from the Bronx, N.Y., Silver began his photography career in the 1950s.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

If anyone wants to make BILL M's day...Just post anything Canadiana....especially about THE HAWKS!

Just checked What's New and saw mention of the photographer Bill Friedman and one photo of The Band 2017!! My link shows many more.

LISA....This emoji.... :-D was first introduced to me by the bass musician from Holland's band......Sjako! NORBERT.....Where forth art thou? Norbert is the most generous person from this site and the best storyteller.....emailed the group Sjako! who performed songs of THE BAND and the bass player Thijs then emailed me and included :-D and ;-D and that's that!

THE LOST ROCK & ROLL NEGATIVES of THE BAND by MICHAEL FRIEDMAN....and many other musicians.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: Emojis

JQ, I'm guessing - and I could be totally off-base here - that it's mostly women who use emojis, and there's only beg and me here :-) :-) :-D


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for posting the Ocean cover of TSIT. The LP has two songs by former members of the Consuls and the Suedes - Robbie's TSIT and Gene MacLellan's "Put Your Hand In The Hand". Each song righteous in its own way, you could say. I chatted with Ocean's bassist in a lineup at the premiere for "Once Were Bros" at last year's TIFF.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Sorry. Still the link fails. It works off both Facebook pages and my blog. Anyway, go to Around and Around and you can seek it out.

SONGS AND ALBUMS … right to REVILED … right again to WILD LIFE


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Wild Life, Let's link again …

Wild Life re-linked


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Wild Life: Wings

The most popular section on AROUND AND AROUND is ‘Reviled: The Albums The Critics Loved to Hate.” Do look further than that on the site … have a browse around, but today’s addition gets us to Paul McCartney, and WILD LIFE by Wings. (linked) It was considered his weakest album in a rush of post-Beatles ire at Paul. It bears re-listening especially as later reissues added the singles Give Ireland Back to The Irish and Mary Had A Little Lamb.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One more and then I got to go go liza jane.

Ocean - stones i throw


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Larkin Poe - White Lightning

Pretty good cover of 'White Lightning' from the gals of Larkin Poe.
This is up there with some of their best covers. Nice picking and singing.

Like Levon once said: "Ain't it easy when you know how!"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Voting Day
Web: My link

Subject: Lentil Spinach Wrap

The Stones I Throw...Levon and The Hawks March 1965 First release
The Stones I Throw...Normie Rowe and The Playboys June 1966
Stones That I Throw...Trials and Tribulations 1970
Stones I Throw...Ocean 1971
The Stones I Throw...Amy Helm September 2018

Good Morning haso and L and Glenn, Bill M, Dag B and Lisa and all the boyzzzz who post here. I will respond by email as to why both of us were very disappointed with the Dr.....Rollie's buddy Carlos Del Junco opened and DBT.....I did enjoy seeing Derek at Eric's Guitar Fest....Did I already tell everyone that I was at Eric Clapton's not one but two day Guitar Festival? Just askin'......Anyway, By-Election voting now and some errands. Jazzman said he's not voting. Good! One less Conservative vote!!!! He thinks he can do all the cooking and household chores and that I'll forget that we're not on the same page politically. No chance! ;-D


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Posted by:

Bill M

Dag B: Thanks for posting that cover of "The Stones I Throw". Normie's diction improves the clarity of the second verse; pretty strong and direct stuff for pop music at the time, I think. And even for today.

Not wishing to divert attention from that stellar song, I'll note that the first cover of its flip-side, "He Don't Love You But He'll Break Your Heart", was done around the same time by a NY-area group call the Soul Set on the BB label. The b-side of the Soul Set's record, an instrumental with a foolish title that I don't recall off the top of my head - maybe something about a donkey - was the largely the same song rearranged, with a redirected songwriting credit of course.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Normie Rowe & the Playboys - The Stones I Throw

Brian Henderson's Bandstand, Australian TV, July 1966


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Emojis

I never use them but given their ubiquity is there a technical reason they never, ever, appear here?


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Posted by:

Bill M

The world is a funny place. I have a good friend who was born in Khazakstan. We met in '83 flying from Toronto, where I lived and he'd just finished bible college, to Germany, where he'd lived since the mid '70s. He's spent most of the years since working at on a German mission in Kenya. He's probably still puzzled by my atheism, but he's one of the finest people I've ever known.


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Posted by:

Rod

Watched Borat this evening with my 2 teenage boys. Pretty gross in places but it sort of redeems itself at the end (if you're not a Trump supporter). Mostly staged but the Giuliani segment looks real. Can't understand why he let himself be set up like that.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The other thing we saw Sachs Baron Cohen three days earlier in Trial of the Chicago Seven and I said he deserved an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He doesn’t need to do the Borat stuff.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Borat- does anyone think Khazakstanis are as he portrays them? I doubt that it’s a pleasant place, but they’re people living there too. In teaching most major nationalities in my life, I’ve never met one that’s “all bad.” He has Borat say vile anti-Semitic stuff to check the reaction, but as a Jew pretending to be a Moslem that really has its limits in taste. When he did the spoof on TV in short programmes I thought it was hilarious because he was using a device that he was making a film for Khazak TV. By the first film, maybe. Now with the disguises? Really? Take the right to life guy he sets up by sounding as if he fathered his daughter’s baby (actually she ate a cake decoration). That’s either two hidden cameras, two camera operators, or one camera operator and they did it (at least) twice. In other words I’m sure some is fake and acted. I will check out the later Giuliano section but because people say he really fooled him and it is funny. I do recall one review of the last film, where the reviewer said watch the eyes of the people he’s talking to. That reviewer said the film was a tribute to the politeness of Americans faced with an unpleasant stranger.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: the jazzman, buckwheat and Jerry Jeff

Angelina: I believe you are definitely right that none of our partners contribute here. Probably like mine, they don't even deign to read anything or visit here. It was enough for me to explain 3 email addresses (yours, Glenn, and the former Rockin' Chair). That said, and we having somewhat different musical tastes, I'm glad I don't have to argue agent orange topics w/ her. Although I'm the one who watches MSNBC a good deal more, in general, she's probably a bit more liberal than me. She does however thank me for exposing her to the Allman Bros., bluegrass, Muddy, B. B., Butterfield and other blues greats and will suffer through the Band, Little Feat, Waylon and some others on the off-day.

So what was the Jazzman's thumbs down on Mack and the Tedeschi/Trucks folks based on?

Yes, even if RR never shows, here slightly south of the border on his way out of New England, you and yours certainly can. Buckwheat probably could be arranged; there's a good 20 quarts or so of frozen local blueberries in the freezer, including some wild ones. Buckwheat takes me back to college; we used to go out at least 2 to 3 times a week, around 1 a.m. or so to a diner for 3 buckwheat blueberry flapjacks ($1.25), whether the homework was done (or even started) or not. Great cultural experience... a bunch of "longhairs" and a crowd of midwesterners returning from lodge meetings or something, with their beehive hairdos, slicked-back ducktails or flat-tops and leisure suits. But we never scared them away and they didn't kick us out.

Thanks for the heads-up, Norm. I remember seeing him as the "starter" in about 1977, followed by Emmy Lou and then Willie Nelson & Family. Jerry Jeff's version of "Willin'" was so convincing that it was probably 15 years or better before I knew that Lowell George had written it.

Best chocolate frappe I've ever had was in Tucumcari, NM.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Borat, etc

Hi Peter - I think your comments about this being astonishingly crude are fully valid. Whether one finds that funny is personal, likely with some generational aspects. But in regard to its sexism, racism, antisemitism, etc, think the whole thing was a topical parody and indictment of American Trumpism, ignorance and the right wing (particularly Southern) cultural touchstones here.

PV, I think you’re a great music and film critic and I look forward to and read everything you write. And always learn from them. But then I thought Beavis and Butthead was top notch humor too.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Borat

We got about 35 minutes in. Racist, sexist, astonishingly crude. And totally unfunny. It is truly awful. I believe there are some bits where politicians get pinned later but we didn't get that far.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Borat

I just watched the new one, oh dear oh dear..


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Posted by:

Bill M

BWC: Sorry, that was me.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: One great song

One of my greatest joys was a night at the Commadore Ball Room in Vancouver watching Jerry Jeff all night sitting right in front of him with an old friend. Jerry Jeff was by himself and played an Ovation and it was just like this.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Bob Dylan / Robert Zimmerman

For the first: the signature NWC down below was not me. Anyway, he/she got the point.

“Hibbing is a town where people don’t get too excited about anything,” said my compatriot Leroy Hoikkala.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Texas Time

Now we've lost Jerry Jeff Walker a good old boy that came from New York became a cowboy who played a lot of great music and wrote some very enduring and important songs..........I'm gonna miss him.


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Posted by:

NWC

NWC: Not to worry. Bob went to Hibbing so others don't have to, though you may have to accept him as your personal saviour. Doesn't seem much of a stretch for some here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The other day Jazzman was making pear brandy and is making pear jam this morning. My request was actually pear nectar but hey it's all good. I was up earlier to greet Gray Boy and Midnight. Sometimes we feel that their home across the courtyard is really a hotel for them.

PETERI.... Really looking forward to checking out your new site and what everyone's posting on Toppermost. You are actually the one who has inspired me to create my own book about Si Cuba!.......Btw, when I was in Habana on the Arts Tour.....One of the places we visited.....I spotted a significant signature on a wall where students were studying music. I think previously Batista.......none other than Julian Schnabel who produced Louuuu's Berlin Tour! I asked Jazzman if he knew anything about Louuu Reed? I helped him out of course. Have you ever heard of "Walk On The Wild Side"? Maybe a couple of times. Any other songs? No. Ok......Let the pear jam cook on! Of course he's listening to jazz while he's cooking......

Lou Reed's "Berlin", (1973,) dir. Julian Schnabel 2007

"First performed Live, in its entirety, at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, 2006. With Special Guests, including Antony Hegarty. "The album is a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple, and addresses themes of drug use, prostitution, depression, domestic violence, and suicide." A commercial failure after the hugely successful "Transformer", I think it's his best work, despite its darkness. "Lou Reed Berlin Live at St. Anns Warehouse Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse is the audio release of Reed's 2006 performances of his classic Berlin album from 1973."


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: The same

Subject: The Unofficial Most Pathetic Post In Gb - competition

I resign. I don't have any chance against Mr. Dener and derivates.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: 'Days Of 49'

There was something wrong in the address I posted. The right name of the band is: BlkBryWntrBnd. A strange name to a band but who cares.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Country style living and playing

In the nineties we quit our teaching jobs and traveled around. We burned our savings. Later on, still in the nineties, we did the same thing. Burned our savings, that is. Yes indeed... and in 2002 we did it again succesfully, because our boss wanted to get rid of us. She had Alzheimers so it was an easy task. We burned our savings once again.

We spent our time in Finland, Wales and in the South of France and in California. We traveled on the Highway 49 in California and on the loneliest highway in the US from Nevada and eastward. The song we played in the back seat of our humble non-insured Chevrolet was 'Days Of 49'. Dramatically, the old highway down there is also called for Highway 49. I hope you Google this song and enjoy the harsh but romantic mood played by 'BlkBryWntrBnd'.

I try to find a way to post my video file playing this song on my banjo!

Never been in Hibbing, though.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Secret Garden

Me again. I know that people here do read my film reviews and the premium channels are stuffed with major unreleased films currently, such as The Secret Garden with Colin Firth and Julie Walters. It's fromthe Harry Potter / Paddington producers so expect a visual feast, and a more interesting interpretation than the 1911 classic book.

BTW, Angelina … the most popular "Reviled" article so far is easily Lou Reed's "Berlin."!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Mary Martin Papers

PETER V...Good afternoon to you and K. I still look at the photo she sent that your daughter took outside your back yard. It is so magical.....so magical. We need some magic and hope these days. And the photo of my parents....Is my mother wearing pearls?

When I first asked Jazzman about Electric Mud he told me to go online and listen to it myself. Yeah, he was cranky and about to go to work. It's a good thing that he taught photography at the College level as he doesn't have any patience, whereas I do so I could teach at the elementary level. Btw TODD.....He had two Hasselblad cameras......When he sold them to a student who was studying photography as he did....It was like he cut off his eyes, hands and his soul......I'll never forget how painful it was for him to give up that part of his life that not only gave him purpose but an outlet to express himself with total creativity, freedom and joy... :-D

As I said he's a music snob in the sense of I know what I like and it doesn't really matter if you like it too and I don't need to explain it to you. Sometimes I'm like that too....No apologies for my musical choices as they are mine and that's that! So we're similar that way. I took a quick listen and right away I knew what he meant but I still wanted to report back as best as I could as he would never post here. Just as all the posters here....No one's partner posts now do they? He basically said that in 1968 when the recording came out during psychedelia.....Stax Records was trying to revamp Muddy's career by hoping a rock audience would be drawn to his music. Jazzman really dislikes when you play around with the real raw and dirty blues. Just as he doesn't like when his other musical hero Miles Davis's music changed after 1967....Jazzman is a very precise listener/fan of music as I am.....but I am generally more open and welcoming to all genres and all kinds of performers.....for instance I can appreciate Demi Lovato's musical singing chops and could appreciate her urgent message to all Americans whereas he probably couldn't.....So just like he only really loves Miles's music from 1956-1967.....The year rock and roll was born and and the year Canada became 100 years old......He is also the kind of music fan who is constantly searching eBay and Amazon for very obscure jazz and blues artists so he is not only drawn to the ones most music fans are aware of.....He does not want to hear Muddy Waters trying to cater to any rock audience. Same as with Levon Helm. I/we love his voice and musicality.....Jazzman can't stand his voice......Forgive him as no one's perfect.........Laughing here as he is so clear on what he likes musically and what he doesn't......I understand it as he was listening to jazz and blues as a teenager in sheltered West End Toronto living with very conservative immigrant parents. I don't even think he even experimented with drugs at all and only a very light social drinker. He wanted to play jazz piano but was made to learn classical piano and only heard classical music at home. Uhhh.....We had different lives and experiences but we're both passionate about the music we appreciate and meet sometimes together. We did see Buddy Guy but we were both so disappointed as he blah, blah, blahed so much......Remind you of someone? ;-D

Yesterday I was walking along Bloor Street West and walked by a school where I used to attend meetings when I worked at a Parent/Child Centre. Next door was his high school. I was so tempted to walk inside and see if his photo was up on the wall from when he was honoured with being a scholar.....In his family there was no other choice. What pleases me the most recently is that he actually digs the song by US3 incorporating jazz and hip hop....He found that CD for twenty five cents. Some artists we've seen together...Third World, The Weber Brothers, Tribute to TLW, Upstate NY's Donna The Buffalo, Doctor John and Derek Trucks Band he disliked......Mavis Staples in Toronto and by the Grand River......Rick Danko Tribute he walked out of the gym and told me he had a headache......Yiiikes I guess he didn't like the music at all......I am ever grateful to him that he turned me onto Roy Hargrove.....Really enjoyed that show!

As far as our very different politics......He never ever shared his true political colours until the orange clown came onto the political scene. I told him that he oc better lose because there is no way that I can keep arguing for another four years. Just no way......as we are just as passionate about our politics as our music. As we used to say in our classrooms when some years we had so many challenging students......Lawd give me strength!!


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Posted by:

Bill M

SoulBop, not SoulBob. Sorry!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Pat B: Here's SoulBob - John Finlay (briefly the frontman for Levon and the Hawks!) AND (I'm guessing) Phil Upchurch. They did a whole CD in this vein, definitely with Upchurch.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Bill M, Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah were a Chicago staple. Mitch Aliotta was in Rotary Connection and started AHJ the band with his brother whom John Jeremiah replaced. Huge hit with "Lake Shore Drive (LSD)", one of the most beautiful urban roads in the US. Never really followed it up.

I could wax eloquently about Phil Upchurch for days. Used to see him and Tennyson Stephens at a club called Ratso's on Monday nights in the 70's. Phil was a great bassist too. As the required Band connection, he played with Lenny Breau. Look up his story about moving to LA then returning to Chicago quickly.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Muddy at Woodstock

That also tends to get poor reviews. I don't know why. I like it. BEG … what does Jazzman think of Electric Mud?


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: Thanks for the link to the Henderson paper. It was subsequently published as a book, which I remember quickly scanning in a store when it came out. It didn't seem worth purchasing at the time, but maybe I'll try again now that it's free; the chapter headings still don't call out to me, that's for sure.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Oops! I meant to write say it's OWN name not ONE name. Sorry, grade one phonics.

Repost as most of us have more time to read and reflect now.....Just like when some of us were in University....Days gone by for sure.

MAKING THE SCENE: Yorkville and Hip Toronto, 1960-1970
Stuart Robert Henderson


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Once Dylan rolled out Love and Theft.....I only dig Mississippi.....He lost me. Although I was only a child in the sixties and high school seventies.......It was this time that Dylan and I were close.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Sorting and Organizing
Web: My link

Subject: Not A Fashionista

March 1976...Flash of Fire Written by Hoyt Axton, Cathy Smith

Designer Kenzo passed. Music connection to The Band? Well...When I was a student (six years) another job I had one summer was working at one of our high end shops...Holt, Renfrew because I needed a job and it was available...It was during the original store days where there was an old clangy elevator that took you higher....I kid you not! The elevator person.....looked exactly like Robbie Robertson! Anyway, while I was sorting and organizing yesterday....I remembered I still have one remaining piece of clothing I bought from those days.....That's right! I still have and wear a cherry red (fave.....(silent e makes the vowel say it's one name) colour....color for Americans.....wool pullover by....Kenzo!

And I forgot....Jazzman also doesn't like Muddy in Woodstock. When we are in Rochester, NY we always hit up all the music shops. He knows where everything is as his former flame resides there....I found the recording and was about to buy it thinking we could meet half way.....

We always had to check out House of Guitars as he has classical piano training which he hated but thought when he'd retire he'd learn to play guitar. Downstairs it's the wild wild west looking for music but it's a riot as the store is very disorganized but when you ask for a recording......Boom! People who work in the store know where everything is. It is also here that I took a photo of a signed CD by Rick Danko on the wall. There's also a great blues bar where he is known and of course we have to go to the Dinosaur Barbecue but no pork for me.......always barbecue chicken.......And yes since he's a trained photographer we've been at the George Eastman Museum many times. It was here while in the Gift Shop we heard Amy Winehouse for the very first time and yes, we're both huge fans.

"An often repeated urban legend recounts that photographer and musician Linda McCartney (née Eastman, first wife of Beatle Sir Paul McCartney) was related to the George Eastman family, but this is false. Her father was of Russian Jewish ancestry and changed his surname to Eastman before becoming known as an attorney."


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Aliotta, Haynes, Jeremiah

Hmm - parts of my memory was off, and other parts on. The article here does mention Upchurch and Jennings in addition to sorting out the AHJ story for me.


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Bill M

Subject: rotary connections

Pat B: My brain must have been working on the problem all night as I slept, because it pooped out a partial answer this morning - Somebody, Aliotta and Haynes. I'm not totally sold on Haynes, and I don't think the Somebody was Stepney, but I'm sold on Aliotta. Hallelujah - let us google.


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NorthWestCoaster's Dog

Location: Pink painted doghouse.

Subject: My master.

Yikes.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Rebecca … 2020 and 1940

Netflix is great value this month. Now we have a full movie Netflix original in REBECCA (linked) with Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott-Thomas. We watched the 2020 film, I started the review then looked up the critics online. They all refer loftily to comparison with Hitchcock’s 1940 classic with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine which of course they found superior. We were intrigued, so we watched the 1940 one the next night, and I did a comparative review at the end. It changes the assessment.


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NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: My entry to The Most Pathetic Post In The Fabulous History Of Gb Competition.

Peter V: I had Spencer Davies Group's first album, too... and my interest in children's literature... what a perfect couple me and Ms V could have been?


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Bill M

Pat B: I was going to post something a few hours ago invoking you and your knowledge of these "Rotary Connection" people, but decided not to since I was sure you'd be totally tied up until the day after E-day. As you're here, I'll ask the name of the post RC group that did two or three LPs in the mid-'70s. Simple monochrome covers - one of them red. I think three surnames, with Stepney being one of them, I believe. Related to "Electric Mud"? Re Phil Upchurch, he was part of former Levon and the Hawks (and later Rhinoceros) frontman Jon Finlay's final LA project before he returned to Toronto early this millenium, "SoulBop". I have the CD around somewhere.


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Peter V

hi, Pat. I mentioned Morris Jennings and Superfly eventually. Charles Stepney is in the list as organ, producer but for me being producer was not good here. Rob would disagree. I thought Muddy’s band that I saw a few weeks later won hands down.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: I Got It Goin' On

Jazzman is making pear liqueur....process takes a few weeks until ready. He says it will be a a winter drink warming us up after coming in from the cold upcoming winter. Asked about Electric Mud. Answer...NOPE. So does he agree with Rob or you? He's a music snob so won't explain why. I'm kinda a snob too but I try and explain if I'm asked. Oh well....It's a good thing we have reggae in common, soul, rhythm and blues, Van, some Jazz, Amy Winehouse, Adele....SNL this Saturday.

I am enjoying more of the jazz/hip hop (love when someone can rhyme words and remember them!) recording that he found in a music shop in either Collingwood, Wasaga Beach or Cobourg (music store or outside one of the Thrift stores for free) for twenty five cents. One of his friends is a former personal physical trainer who plays rec hockey with guys who are lawyers and financial players. He is into hard rock. I have no idea how Jazzman copes when he's in his van driving to different locations for work. Since Jazzman's work has dried up due to Covid he likes the outdoor work as it keeps him fit and no bosses. His friend is in his fifties so he likes the challenge of keeping up with him physically. They do various jobs at their summer homes/cottages in above areas for these men who either cannot do the work or who have a lot of money to hire them for building decks, fences, rake leaves, gardening, etc.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Peter V, on your Electric Mud discussion, you guys also missed the great Morris Jennings who drummed on Ramsey Lewis's great Upendo Mi Pamoja and Curtis Mayfield's Superfly. And Charles Stepney? C'mon. Produced the Dells, Rotary Connection, Minnie Ripperton. Ramsey Lewis's epic Sun Goddess, Earth Wind & Fire's Open Our Eyes, That's The Way of The World, and Gratitude. Monster pianist and Chicago legend. Died way way too young (1976). Helped define gospel-funk-soul of the 70's. Say hey to RtO.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Muddy Waters Electric Mud

AROUND AND AROUND is growing fast. Today’s addition is ELECTRIC MUD by Muddy Waters, the 1967 “psychedelic album” backed by Rotary Connection. It’s in the “Reviled Albums” section, because it was, by no less than Muddy Waters himself. This is a co-write with Rob "The Organ" Millis. He suggested the album, and I hadn’t played it in years. It turned out that we had diametrically opposite views on the album, which hopefully makes for more interesting reading.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Spencer Davis and Downchild Blues Band

At the link is an article about Spencer Davis's relatively brief stay - and one album - with the Downchild Blues Band, who were, among other things, something of a model for the Belushi/Ackroyd Blues Brothers. (One clanger in the intro pre-Spencer paragraphs was the attribution of "Rock Me Baby" "not "Rock Me Gently" to Andy Kim.)


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT

Subject: Jan H - Music From Big Pink Photo Location

Hi Jan, not sure if you saw my email, but a friend was up in Woodstock recently and took some photos at the spot where the Music From Big Pink group shot was taken. His shots show what it looks like present day. Thought it may be of interest for folks here, but not sure where/how to post them.

Please let me know if I should send them. Thanks!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: So Much Things To Say Right Now
Web: My link

Subject: Freshly Ground Chunky Peanut Butter

haso...Good Morning to you and your partner. Blueberry pancakes you say? Yum! I prefer buckwheat as they are gluten free and just as yummy. Seriously I kid you not. They are the only ones I make with wild blueberries alone or with banana as well. Jazzman does not like them. What are ya gonna do?

Bill M...No, I think it was the Stevie Winwood. He like Stevie Wonder were called Stevie as they were teenagers when we became aware of them. I was in elementary school when I was skating to their music at our local Arena. Since my small city/town of 36000....We only had one Arena but the music played on the PA was always great for listening and skating! I can still feel the ice on my face as I was trying to do crossovers or when I would stop and have the boy I was attracted to in grade three feel the ice on his face. Lol. Awww....We were so innocent. The year before a Portuguese boy gave me my first diamond ring. His name was Carlos. He obtained it from the bubblegum machine.

Bill M again. As I was still buzzing after dental cleaning I walked from University/King to Loblaws by former Maple Leaf Gardents....I walked by JT's work place....Mount Sinai Hospital and couldn't believe that he is no longer with us. It was here I picked up the Dylan/The Band CDS he made for me of the Concert of 1974. He suggested dropping them off at my home but I was solo then and thought no.....I'll pick them up at your work place.....lol.....

Bill M once again. Is it you who brings up Max Webster from time to time? If so I have a story about him and it ain't pretty. First of all....No, I cannot get into his music. Anyway, the friend who became a journalist...The one who I dropped acid with and her photographer boyfriend....Well, she landed a job in Saskatoon. She invited me to visit her for a couple of weeks. Uhhhh.....I quickly discovered why people drink so much there. This was in early eighties and not much happening. It was when Graham Parker's Squeeeeezing Out Sparks came out. No highlights to speak of. I visited their Art Gallery many times while friend was working during the day. Then there was one music night. Yup! She had to review a Max Webster concert. I unwillingly tagged along telling her over and over again that she was not to ask me for my opinion as she had to put her journalist hat on and write a review. I loved to be surprised....I really do. Nope! There wasn't anything positive I could say about this show except that I did not have to pay for it. She respected my passion for music in general so she asked me to help her write the review. I said, "NO!" She wouldn't listen to me so I told her......Well....Sorry Max Webster about the review. She got sacked the same week for the review. I told her......She wouldn't listen........Luckily the same week her mother and friend were driving from BC in a Cadillac to visit and take us to Calgary for a night and then the one highlight of my trip out west........Our last stop was Banff!!! I could not believe the beauty of the Rocky Mountains!!! I was hypnotized and did not want to leave......

Peter V...Thank you! Now Berlin....This recording of Louuuu's has to be his heaviest right? It was around the time he was married/divorced from his first partner Betty. It was also the time he was heavily into speed and quaaludes to come down.....I love the photo of her and Louuu and she's wearing her pearls. I love pearls but don't own any. Many songs to discuss but one that freaked me out was not surprisingly The Kids. I think I was living at the Women's Co-Op at the time as I was a student and I needed an inexpensive place to live and I was high on weed and I was lying on my carpet in my room and all of a sudden I could hear children crying and I just freaked out.......I forgot I was high of course and that there were no children close by......

Very welled written song by Demi Lovato....Commander In Chief. Brava Demi! So good!! Every American out there has to hear this one!!!!!!!

Were you ever taught when you were young
If you mess with things selfishly, they're bound to come undone?
I'm not the only one
That's been affected and resented every story you've spun
And I'm a lucky one
'Cause there are people worse off that have suffered enough
Haven't they suffered enough?
But you can't get enough of
Shuttin' down systеms for personal gain
Fightin' fires with flyers and prayin' for rain
Do you gеt off on pain?
We're not pawns in your game

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?

[Verse 2]
We were taught when we were young
If we fight for what's right, there won't be justice for just some
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down
Loud and proud, best believe
We'll still take a knee while you're

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe, breathe?
Be able to breathe

[Bridge]
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down
Won't give up, stand our ground
We'll be in the streets while you're

[Chorus]
Commander in Chief, honestly
If I did the things you do
I couldn't sleep, seriously
Do you even know the truth?
We're in a state of crisis, people are dying'
While you line your pockets deep
Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still
Be able to breathe?
Able to breathe


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Berlin again

Dud link again. Try this one.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: LOU REED: Berlin

One for Angelina …

The latest page on AROUND AND AROUND is in the “Reviled: the albums they love to hate” section,. and is Lou Reed’s 1973 album “Berlin” (LINKED) It’s a perfect example for "Reviled" in that the critics’ pens were dipped in vitriol back at the time of release. Now it’s considered a masterpiece. There's also comment on the (more justly) reviled Metal Machine Music. Read and see why … and take a look at the other pages on Around and Around. There’s a LOT there apart from reviews.


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Peter V

Subject: Spencer Davis Group

Keep on Running and Somebody Help Me are two of the true great singles. When I first met Mrs V I was greatly impressed by her record collection … she only had half a dozen albums but they included Spencer Davis Group's "Their First Album" along with Ravi Shankar and with Leonard Bernstein playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The two latter ones are albums we still play.

After Winwood left, "With Their New Face On" was an interesting attempt at psych.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Spencer Davis Group

As a teen I loved their stuff. I recall Stevie Winwood being called the16 year old Ray Charles.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Keep On Running

BEG: I you remember hearing "Keep On Running" on top 40 radio as a girl, it may well have been the cover version by Grant Smith and the Power, which went top 10.

Prior to Smith, the group was Eddie Spencer and the Power, Eddie having moved from Kingston Jamaica to Toronto a couple years earlier with one of Jamaica's biggest ska groups, the Sheiks.


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Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the Dave Davies. It's only fair that someone east of the Atlantic saying that the Band sounds like a Kinks album, just as those of us west of the Atlantic say it the other way around.

Sorry to hear about Spencer Davis. I love the idea of his group taking Dylan and the Hawks to a haunted mansion outside Birmingham. Five languages is a good thing for a tour guide to have, no?


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

...and the other Spencer Davis song that I vividly remember is....My MO for many years...Keep On Running.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I'm A Man...Spencer Davis Group...Good to know finally the actual lyrics...lol. I don't have any Spencer Davis in my collection but I have the double CD of Traffic. Oh well, even back then I had Freudian sips of the mind and heart.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"The Spencer Davis Group was a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England. In its heyday the group consisted of Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood and Pete York; Jimmy Miller was their producer. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states "This big selling Birmingham band scored two number ones in the UK Singles Chart penned by the reggae artist, Jackie Edwards. Teenager Winwood left in 1967, to form Traffic before joining Blind Faith, then forging a career as a soloist".

Apparently Welsh musician Spencer Davis possessed a high IQ and could speak five languages. I just heard him speak in Dutch on another clip. I was a very young person skating to this song at our local Rink by the Grand River....and as it musically builds; I would skate faster. I felt a rush.....Of course you all know Spencer Davis's "I'm A Man". For some reason in my young mind even then; I always heard I'm a woman.

"Spencer Davis (born 17 July 1939, Swansea, Wales) moved to Birmingham from London in 1960 to study. In 1963, he recruited the Winwood brothers and started the Spencer Davis Group. The band performed regularly in the city. They signed their first recording contract after Chris Blackwell of Island Records saw them at an appearance in a local club; Blackwell also became their producer."


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Posted by:

Peter V

RIP Spencer Davis.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Chicago 7/Satanic

Chicago 7 movie on Netflix was excellent. Looking forward to reading your review. Loved your review of the Stones album.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Dental Office

Subject: Nitrous Oxide

Once I heard Adele's Some One Like You I knew it was over.


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Peter V

Subject: Uncut (Springsteen front, December issue)

Dave Davies chose his eight most important albums.

Dave Davies: Apart from being an incredible influence, "The Band" felt like an American Kinks album in a way. It was folky, downhome and very authentic sounding, the accordions and brass were muted, almost sad, but poignant.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Mr. Legendary

Just finished reading Jason McBride's article in Reader's Digest. Hohum to me. A few different words but the same story we've heard forever.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: Down by the memory lane.

For some time ago I told about our college band organ player who pasted away,

We used to play 'chicken race'. The clue was that we always turned to the left. Finland had right hand traffic. The girls in the back seat yelled "yyyyiiiieeeehhhjjj". The organ player told the next day how the girls f****d him in poor excitement. I, the shy introvert bass player went home and watched the tele and went to the bed with the rod in my hand.

For some time ago I saw one of the girls in a political forum and wanted 'just to say hello'. She answered that she still remembered me because I was not like the other Neandertaler-guys. I was "the shy introvert bass player".

But it is too late now.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: The Trial of The Chicago Seven

It’s on Netflix now. It was made at the end of 2019, and despairing a proper theatrical release, it’s on Netflix after a week. THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO SEVEN (my review is linked) follows the events of 1969 following the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. It’s laden with apposite parallels to 2020 and at least four actors deserve an Academy Award … Mark Rylance as the defending lawyer, Frank Langella as the senile ultra-conservative judge, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden and Sacha Baron-Cohen as Abbie Hoffman. It’s a brilliant film all round


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NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen. Probably.

Subject: To 'haso' about Greil

Yes, Greil has posted here. Look at the Archives section, 1998 or 1999, maybe. At least the signature 'Greil Marcus' posted here...


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Rev John Wilkins

Hi Solomon - I’ve just learned he passed away a couple weeks ago. I loved his 2010 album You Can’t Hurry God, particularly the song Sinner’s Prayer. I’m a big fan of Jake X Fussell and he’s all over the album. I didn’t know about Trouble until your note so I’ll be diving in directly. Thanks.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: five from 2020

Diana Jones - We Believe You (feat. Steve Earle, Richard Thompson & Peggy Seeger) best song on a great new album

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Nick Cave with Cosmic Dancer

Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams - Lost Highway

Reverend John Wilkins - Trouble

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues - West Helena Blues !


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: RIP Don Hahn, MFBP recording engineer

See link for the obit. David P could would have known the guy's career up, down and sideways, I expect.


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Peter V

Subject: Masked Marauders

The bit I liked from the original spoof was describing Season of The Witch sung by Bob Dylan doing "A superb imitation of early Donovan."


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haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Hudson's Bay

Thanks, Peter. I'm still a bit of a Luddite and don't automatically look to wikipedia for anything. I remember how they put in the separate sheet from RS (kind of like one of the box sets Robbie put together where I recall there being a sheet w/ some Gleason commentary on it). Glad to revisit it (still in my stack) through your advice. Also certainly recall our (w/ other high school friends) delight when we heard "Mick" signing I can't get no Nookie. That would have likely hit a sore spot about then... probably bought it in 1970, 15 or 16 years of age.

Has Greil visited here, so far as anybody knows? A little while ago, somewhere (here?) I saw where Robbie's holed up in the great State of Maine (as the locals there like to put it), working on the Testimony follow-up. Jeez, Sebastian (if you are still about), you might tell him there's always homemade, local blueberry pancakes available here, just south of the border off of I-95.

Angie, we'd have something to discuss then.


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Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Criminal

JQ - I think Criminal is a minor masterpiece. Perfectly understated with excellent performances from classy actors (David Tennant, Sharon Horgan, Sophie Okonedo amongst others). The context of the interrogation room scenario hadn't struck me but I'm sure you're right. Have you seen 'Line of Duty'? Classy cop thriller / procedural which has cameo interrogation room scenes as anticipated signature pieces. 'Criminal' is brilliantly staged in the confines of an anonymous interrogation suite.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Our Band

Two great musicians are dead. - You have never heard their names, though. They played trombone and trumpet in our high school/college band in the late sixties and early seventies. With these guys we tried to sound as Blood Sweat and Tears. I was (and still is) a foolish romantic and nostalgic guy. I am a prototype of an introvert and shy bass player and found their interest in women 'minus twelve' and 'plus seventy' just funny. They made their own whisky in lonesome Finnish woods unleagally, too.

Now we are only two of us left - just like in The Band.


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: The Devil Made them do it

One of the great things about "Satanic" is that it inspired a great cover to a "Golden Throats" CD, I have a copy also in 3D. As I enjoy some of the more "pop" Stones, I thought the album had some good bits.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Their Satanic Majesties Request

Odd- the link below didn't work, though it did work from Facebook. Try Again …


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: The Masked Marauders

Take a look at Wikipedia, where there is a lengthy piece on The Masked Marauders, a spoof originated by Greil Marcus, no less. I looked around and apparently the albums are moderately collectable.


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Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Their Satanic Majesties Request

The latest addition to my AROUND AND AROUND site is another in the series "Reviled: The albums critics love to hate" and it is a prime example … "Their Satanic Majesties Request" from 1967, by The Rolling Stones. There are some contrary revisionist views to the bile it received back in the day too.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Peter's vinyl

1st, Angie: enjoyed that brief link to Acadian. I'd watched the W. Vault version once of twice and certainly heard it on the TLW re-issue. In fact may have been why I bought NLSC about 10 years ago (or less). No doubt it resonates more w/ you folks north of the parallel; that said the piece in the article that seems to put it in the same league as TNTDODD might be a bit of an overstatement. But then again, when else did they sing in French?

Peter: I'll make a point sometime of checking out your vinyl site. Problem is, right now, the old Dual is on the blink. May just need a new cartridge, but it slides acrosst w/ out any stop. Changed the weight and track settings, but to no avail. At least our local independent shoppe (Bullmoose... Todd) had a recommendation of who still works on gear locally.

I do have a ? for you though. For a long time I've had what was said at the time to be a one-off. Certainly was, if it was true. You ever heard of "The Masked Marauders"? Supposedly was a grouping of BD, Mick, some of the 4, etc. singing old 50's stuff and other tunes. I remember there was supposed to be BD imitating Donovan singing Season of the Witch. I've had it for 45 years or better. As I recall it was supposedly recorded somewhere in the Tropics, but never was convinced it wasn't all a hoax.


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Posted by:

Larry Love

Subject: The Weight

I'm listening to The Weight. Who hits that subtle high note right before they go into "Crazy Chester?" I think it's Richard.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I read about Criminal in the newspaper today too. I haven't seen it. I'll seek it out!


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Criminal UK

Hi Peter V - Do you know this program? We’ve watched a ton of Brit cop shows and so much of the action takes place in an interrogation room, going back to the early episodes of the one with Helen Mirren. It seems the newer the show the more time is spent in that setting - I feel I’ve learned a lot about British cop’s methods and legalities. But the most impressive aspect to me are the performances where only the actor’s faces are visible. There was one with Tom Courtney (I can’t recall the name of the show) where his performance was absolutely amazing and spellbinding. So I’m thinking that the producers over there know all this and now Criminal UK takes place almost entirely in that setting and it’s brilliant! The only 2 other settings are the observation room and a corridor. Am I on to anything? Or is it just obviously what’s going on? I noticed that there’s a Criminal in Spain and Germany now. The Spanish one is dubbed in English, the German one is only subtitled.

What’s your take? Thanks.


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Posted by:

Peter V

There's a contact form on Around and Around which should work. No one's tried it yet so you could test it for me! I love Rock Machine Turns You On … it will eventually feature in a section on sampler albums. Coming shortly will be a couple more in the "Reviled" album series.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Peter's email

Peter, your emailadress (which you gave here) seems not to be valid. No harm done. I can publish my email here:

"Looking forward to read about 'The Rock Machine Turns You On' in the most hated albums section." (In fact, I love this record with Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel and Taj Mahal in Statesboro Blues.)


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: NY

Subject: NLSC

Si, I checked discogs and it has 7 copies for sale of the 1980 vinyl reissue of NLSC. A couple of the offerings are records that are still sealed. Joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks, Si. I've been trying to avoid "vinyl exclusivity" and mention CD versions too. It's very hard to tell, because you need to compare a new vinyl with a mint original, and it probably won't be mint. It would have to come down to just pressing and vinyl quality, not remastering and remixing which changes it all One big surprise comparing vinyl and CD comes with Dylan and The Stones where they did hybrid SACDs. I'll be writing on this topic soon on the site, but it's hard to compare unless you have an SACD player going through the same system as CD and vinyl. Mostly, SACDs get played on 5.1 systems with different speakers and amplifier so you can't compare. My Myrad CD player died, and I replaced it with an Arcam which plays CDs and SACDs … and in the vinyl v CD v SACD debate, my thoughts are that SACD usually wins. I as hugely surprised.


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Posted by:

Si

Peter, thanks for taking the time to put all of that online; it's clearly a labour of love and something close to your heart. I've only dipped into the site but will explore more when time allows. I've enjoyed what I've read so far. My own interest in vinyl has waned considerably over the last decade to the point of not buying any at all, and, indeed selling quite a bit of my collection. One thing I was wondering about though, was if you had any examples of vinyl that fits into the category of "reissue but actually every bit as good as (or very close) or possibly even better than an original".

When someone here was asking about the 2015 Band vinyl reissues - I think it was Joe - I did a bit of digging around and discovered the "A Capitol Records Re-Issue" series from the early to mid-80s. I've read some threads on various audiophile sites and Northern Lights/Southern Cross is hailed as the best way to listen to that album (excluding possibly hard-to-find pricey Mobile Fidelity reissues) and actually better than an original. As far as I can tell Stage Fright through Islands were released in this series - possibly because they were technically out of print - while the first two possibly weren't. The only album I had in this series was "Sailor" by The Steve Miller Band and I do remember playing it through headphones and being amazed that the vinyl was so quiet, especially as the first track is atmospheric and has a lot of ambient noise.

I was wondering if anyone here has any of those 80's reissues? The labels are usually a dark, almost forest green with the classic Capitol 'building' logo in black. They usually start with an "SN-" prefix and have "A Capitol Records Re-Issue" in small capitals somewhere in one of the corners of the front or back cover. Packaging is functional - maybe no gatefolds, textured sleeves, posters etc and Rock of Ages is split into two separate single albums (I think) - BUT the quality of the vinyl is cited as top notch, which maybe gives the lie to the notion that it was all over after the early '70s in that regard. Many times I've read comments elsewhere re. this reissue of NL/SC being a revelatory way to hear that album. Obviously they would be all-analog too.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Chicago III

The latest on AROUND AND AROUND carries on the series "Reviled! The Albums critics love to hate …" with Chicago III from 1971. The absolute classic example of "Third album syndrome." This was one waiting to be done.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Damn

I typed wrong. That's hard to believe isn't it. I typed 283 for that boy. It was supposed to be 238.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Heathens!?!

Yer probably not a football fan Pat......but.....yes-a-day a boy from our part of the country set a record no other Canadian player has done before.

Chase Claypool is a rookie with the Steelers. He's from Abbotsford a little town not really far from Vancouver up here. A lot of folks had great hopes for him with our BC Lions.

This kid is a running back, 6'4" and 283 lbs. He scored 4 touch downs against the Eagles yesterday. He's kind of like trying to stop a freight train.


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Posted by:

Mark Wilkins

Location: Greater Memphis area

Subject: Great Drives

Hey doesn’t EVERYONE miss “ Cousin “ Levon ? I miss him every day .. He used to greet me every morning to get his mic. pak. with the statement “ If we were all wear in’ dresses, you’d be the ugliest one ! Haaa! He ain’t’ gone..He’s just dead . ( with all due respect! ).Miss him I do! I’m


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Posted by:

Pat B

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadian heathens here.


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Posted by:

Jed

Lakers won. They deserved it and LeBron merits huge respect. Congratulations LA fans. And so sorry for us hoopsters who will be missing the game a lot until it returns. Ugh.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Apes from Peter

Agree with some of your review (particularly your opinion about Woody)but I’m a fairly simple guy. So if there are inconsistencies in the storyline it doesn’t bother me as much as you. I loved the original Apes but my interest in the modern day versions is in the technological advances. The picture is astonishingly beautiful. Thanks for the review-a fun read!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Always Make Time To Honour Birthdays
Web: My link

Subject: HAPPY HEALTHY BIRTHDAY JAN the MAN!!! October 12...60ish

Just THE BEST BAND WEBMASTER IN THE WORLD!

Appreciated by students of Mathematics and Computer Science!

National treasure of Norway and Band fans worldwide!

Hugable, huge music fan also of Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Warren Zevon

:-D


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Thank you, Brown Eyed Angelina. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yrs.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks Dag. When I check them they work. Weird, but that is from my server. Don’t understand it


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Days Gone By
Web: My link

Subject: NOMADIC MIKE


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

NOMADIC MIKE...Good afternoon to you and your main squeeeeeze! Sorry I went public as my gmail and cabbagetowngirl accounts are messed up and I couldn't get through to you. Sorry.....Timing is everything, isn't it? When we talked before about meeting up; I was the one who said only if a group of us were to get together. Now....Things have changed. It's all good. I have your photograph so I know who I'm communicating with. Remember the time I shocked you with my Story Book Gardens post? LOL Uhhh....I was a Jr. Bridesmaid right there awhile ago......looooong while ago. It's weird now that I'm really going to explore jazz. I do have Chet, and Miles in my collection but now I want to explore Freddie Hubbard!!! So If I'm not around as much just email when you can.....I don't email as much either but I will eventually connect. The Universe is sending huge hints to get off the computer and start journalling instead of sharing my life in this bar and get back to my photo book. I may share it here one day. I do appreciate immensely that I could express myself without being publicly judged. Thanks to all for that act of kindness.

Not aware of how special he is to all who are in his presence!

0bserves with a keen eye

Made huge decisions in his life and appears to be content once again

Appreciates others even when their short comings are revealed

Determined

Interested in everything about The Hawks!

Comrade to brown eyed angelina :-D

Magical

Inquisitive

Kind hearted

Excellent communicator

Healthy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians who celebrate today or tomorrow. My Co-Op always has a Thanksgiving dinner in our Community Room for those who don't have family in town. Since this year all of us are not visiting family this weekend.....Would you believe that all units will have delivered to their door....Turkey pot pie/Vege pot pie, gravy, squash, pumpkin cupcake. V made cranberry sauce the way I like it with not too much sugar as I prefer it tarte. He put some in a jar that is from a store in Paris, France called Angelina. Another friend brought back some tea in a tin from this very same store in France. He's trying to distract me from the fact that his allegiance to the orange clown may be the beginning of the end of the......Ironic that now I get jazz........Life is a journey.....Just keep moving forward. Keep moving until you see the light that guides you to people and places that enhance your life......It's all good!


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: Links

Peter V: A lot of your links doesn't work because for some reason they end up looking like this: http://theband.hiof.no/guestbook/aroundandaroundcom.wordpress.com/


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: War for the Planet of the Apes

At last! A review of a film a lot of readers will have seen, and only three years after its release too. Review added of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (linked) It garnered lots of five star reviews … but NOT from me. Read on


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Ronnie Hawkins

Spoke to the Hawk yesterday and he wishes us all a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Brown-eyed lady

Thanks for that nice thought, Angie. Perhaps, in time . . . but . . . . Unfortunately, age has narrowed my once-unfettered desire to do and see things. I wish I was as energetic as you seem to be. And as passionate. Also, I’m afraid my memories of the Hawks are rather few, not numerous — just a handful of reminiscences that I fondly recall, personal to me and unlikely to be of interest to anyone else. As time passes, they are becoming more and more faded.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Airplane, Tuna and Starship …

The latest article on my new site AROUND AND AROUND starts a new section on record labels belonging to artists, this one on GRUNT the label for later Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship. Highly illustrated. Written witrh Rob the Organ. Do have a browse around the rest of the site- there's a lot of stuff on there. Linked above.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks for the Nicks link, BEG. In terms of song lines, I much prefer Robbie's very direct "I will show them" (from "The Stones I Throw") to Stevie's "Please god, show them the way". At least she didn't say "Pretty please".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Stevie Nicks drops peaceful political anthem 'Show Them the Way'

Stevie Nicks' new single is manifesting peace amid 2020's tumultuous political process.

The legendary singer-songwriter unveiled Friday a new song and music video for "Show Them the Way," her first new release in six years.
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe directed the song's music video.
Joey Nolfi
October 09, 2020

Eddie Van Halen...I wasn't a fan of his music but I will definitely miss his impish smile. I also loved watching and listening to Eddie and older brother Alex speaking in Dutch...posted awhile ago via Youtube.

Johnny Nash....I feel disappointed in myself that when I taught the kidzzz "I Can See Clearly Now"....Jimmy Cliff's cover....I forgot to mention the source....Johnny Nash. :-(

Good Night. Tomorrow's a brand new day.

When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine
I see my freedom from across the way
And it comes right in on time
Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
Make me feel so free make me feel like me
And it lights my life with love


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JOHN LENNON

WORKING CLASS HERO. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (official music video HD)


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Posted by:

Bill M

NWC: The moral? I guess there are two related morals, neither anything new. The first is right out of Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not To Come", and the second is simply "Stick to what you know best". One thing flies know is shit, and if the youngster had spent his time in the washroom rather than hanging out with rock stars in the pool room he'd still be with us today.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: John Lennon Cover

It really is worth while to watch this young Swedish man sing "Imagine". When you first watch him and listen to him talk you will never believe the voice that comes out of him.


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Posted by:

Jed

Glad to hear about the high quality sound on the Lennon Gimme Some Truth box set. Any effort to highlight John’s voice that succeeds is worth looking into. Back to hoops: What a tremendous game last night. Neither team is from my home town but I was on the edge of my seat.Seeing Jimmy and LeBron going at it like Frazier/Ali was the highlight. I’m rooting for LA because I’ve always rooted for LeBron,still the greatest in the game. But Miami is one of the truly great TEAMS. Robinson is a shooter who deserves a lot of admiration for even making it to the NBA,let alone becoming so productive in an NBA FiNALS! Wow-what a great accomplishment. And I’ve always been a huge fan of Pat Riley. What a sharp mind he has. And Spoelstra is one of the best coaches in the game. The way the Heat figured out how to get the ideal matchups to score by taking full advantage of picks in general and in pick and roll situations in particular was incredible to watch. Sheer brilliance and beauty. There’s a reason hoops is the most mystical game of them all. Didn’t know about Jimmy and his mom. Says a lot about his greatness as a player and as a human being. One of the all time great leaders in the game. Eagerly looking forward to Sunday’s game and to listening to the you tube John Lennon 80th birthday show tonight.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

One more...as this is a Band site and then I have to split.

Acadian Driftwood: A Lost Landmark in Canadian Music History
July 1, 2018

PS I am totally in love with Freddie Hubbard's horn playing. Soon maybe you'll have to look for me on the jazz sites. Even if jazz doesn't resonate with you.....don't miss out. The previous video I posted hit me almost as much as when I first saw a video of Bob Marley and The Wailers in 1975........almost as I'm really into power of words as well....Anyway, Freddie Hubbard........WOW!!!!!! 16 years later.....Never too late to be a jazz fan.

Hey NOMADIC MIKE....When you were at the Pilot on your last visit....That's where I used to go to hear some jazz on a Saturday afternoon.....but the regulars save all the seats and we only get access if one of our acquaintances is around.....Let me know the next time you are in town....Or we could go to the restaurant you like at the Manulife Centre. One of my friends lives there and she's the one I go to the Pilot with....Bring your significant other or come solo. I can't wait to hear all of your stories about The Hawks!!!! I don't know why you don't share more here?! Oh.....My mind was running away with me.......We're living in a Pandemic.......just hold that thought. Maybe next year?? Here's hoping......All the very best of everything NOMADIC MIKE and family.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Gimme Some Truth

Remembering John Lennon. Forty years on and we have the new Gimme Some Truth box set. There are two pages of vintage interviews or articles for each song. I started with the Bluray 5.1 mix which is astounding. They remastered everything from the original tapes using vintage analogue equipment with the aim of total clarity on John's voice. it worked. Every nuance is there.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Good Morning everyone! I forgot last night to share the original with Herbie Hancock...not a fan but here yes....Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson and Tony Williams and Ron Carter .

Change your mindset.
Change your reality.
brown eyed angelina

Ok a couple of glasses helped last night but it's not my thing. I'm a music fan and a foodie. I am considering edibles as two dispensaries are in my hood. Just as a back up.....just.....in case I lose my positive mindset!

What a basketball game last night!! I am cheering for Miami Heat. It's mind boggling that apparently Jimmy's bio mother said that he was ugly and left him......No one is ugly. Only your mind is ugly. Only one exception....So many people who are "attractive".....Once they speak or once you see how they interact with others.....They look ugly to me!


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Posted by:

NortWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Moral???

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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: Likely related. Both camera-hogs. The older one barely got in the frame before his life was snatched from him, but from what I've read the younger one had several minutes on screen, mostly spent chowing down on Pence's hairspray.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: JUST SAYIN'
Web: My link

Subject: Groovy Groovy Jazzy Funky Bounce Bounce

Hi JOHN D! Thank you kindly! If I really hope you and A are doing ok. You have such a lovely partner. Since I've met your son....only daughter left but she's out west, right?

If I think too hard about how Toronto now is back to stage 2 but a modified version....I swear I'm going to crack up. So today....First time I had a glass of wine in about a year. Sheesh! I always was a cheap date. I was feelin' it just after one drink....My mom was the same and every time she occasionally had a drink she'd always tell everyone that she made her own wine back in the old country.......Anyway, I was kind of disappointed because no six course gourmet meal at my brother's this year due to social distancing and......Yoga and Zumba classes were cancelled for now......So I said to myself since I don't have any Tiramisu dessert to share with all of you.....to pick all of you uuuuuup! The best I can do for now....Check out the link as it's jazz meets, funk meets rap! Even you know who was diggin' it. It will get you movin' and groovin'.

So as I was sayin'.....When two of my symptoms returned I was concerned. No one in the medical field knows for sure how much immunity....Anyway, I called my local Shopper's Drug Mart on a Saturday morning at 9:00 am and voila! It was my lucky day as I got through! The person who answered said so as he was to return 400 calls! He then said to me...."I also like your voice". I said, "Yeah, I know, you like it now, you'll learn to love it later"..... ;-D Come on Band fans.....Girls just wanna have fun! Since we both knew it was my lucky day; I bought a PMH lottery ticket in honour of some family members as well. Here's hoping....I have won many prizes in the past.....but......no huge prize if you catch my drift. So I waltzed in there at 3:00. I was disappointed that the person on the phone was not there to administer the test. Shooooot! I liked his voice too! C'est la vie! Five days later......Good news!

Anyone who is struggling here tonight. You are not alone. You have all of us to hold your hand. Ok I know we cannot touch......so you can use the power of imagination. :-D


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Posted by:

Lisa

Subject: The fly

Great-great-great grandson of .... do you suppose?


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: BEG

Great news BEG. Wonderful to hear. NOW STAY SAFE. Can't believe I just said that. People tend to end phone calls these days with that line instead of Goodbye.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Kind and Generous
Web: My link

Subject: Negative Test Results!

La la la la
You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness my admiration
For everything you've done you know I'm bound
I'm bound to thank you for it
La la la la
Hey hey hey

GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES THIS CANADIAN THANKSGIVING WEEKEND...not COVID 19.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Canuckistani blues

The link is to an over-the-top version of "I Put A Spell On You" by Montreal's William Shatner and Ottawa's Pat Travers (a Hawk in the mid '70s, who later showed up to guest with Hawkins along with Levon, Jerry Penfound, and Dr John.)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Stan L: In that case, well played - you, your daughter and Jason McBride, who I agree did a very good job. He's right about suspecting oft-told stories: Jonah's fish gets bigger and the water deeper with every telling. Give it a few hundred years and it will be a whale and it will swallow him.


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Posted by:

Todd

Location: CT
Web: My link

Subject: Allie Sherlock - Busking on Grafton Street in Dublin

BEG, thanks for the tip about the upcoming reissue of the Replacements 'Pleased to Meet Me'. Looking forward to it. They did a nice job on a recent reissue of 'Don't Tell a Soul' so I have high hopes for this one as well.

Peter V., Congratulations on launching your Record Collecting site! Looks to be a nice site to visit and revisit.

This is probably outside of the purview of The Band GB, and there really is no Band connection, but this girl's voice blew me away. Stumbled across this on YouTube. Allie Sherlock is a 15 year old girl from Cork, who sings on the street in Dublin. At the link is her singing the song 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran. I'm not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan but he kind of hit it big while my daughters were in high school, so I'm familiar with some of his material.

Anyway, here she is killing it for two minutes, and then this fellow joins in, and sings the same song beautifully in Italian. It's pretty encouraging to see younger people really enjoying music and sharing their talent.



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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Boo!

As I look over the GB where I have not been in some time, it's strikes me how I don't have anything to say about music, I just play the records over again! BUT... I thought of something. With the ever strange Halloween we have coming up, I would note the great trash rock Halloween Rock anthologies that have come out in recent years. Just check Amazon. "Trick or Treat" and "Halloween Nuggets" are great. But there is a lot more, and a lot of these records are spirited fun! Take care all and don't miss all the great scary stuff of Turner Classics this month.


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Posted by:

Stan L

Subject: Bill

She let me read the last draft before it was printed. I thought the writer did a great job. I’d been bugging her for years to do a Band article and she finally decided to on the occasion of OWB premiering at TIFF.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Stan L. I keep forgetting that this isn't the only place to look on the internet. Hundreds of sites, I understand. Presumably the daughter knows you're a Band fan; did she think to ask for your thoughts / advice?


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Posted by:

Stan L

Subject: Robbie article

Very proud of my daughter Emily who commissioned the article and edited it for Toronto Life. It’s online on Toronto Life’s website if you don’t get Readers Digest.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Bill thanks for answering a question I’ve been wondering about for sometime. Readers Digest is still with us! Thank you.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: from "Robbie Robertson's Last Waltz" to "Mr Legendary"

Good news: The November edition of "Reader's Digest" runs a profile of Robbie titled "Mr Legendary" by Jason McBride.

Bad news: It may well only appear in the Canadian edition.

Bounded good news: The article had previously run in the Nov 2019 edition of "Toronto Life" magazine, but at least Canadians not within hailing distance of Toronto will finally have ready access.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Johnny Nash

RIP Johnny Nash. He was my introduction to Stir It Up. Three years ago, we had a birthday party / reunion gig for Tetrad of fifty years ago. It was just fun, outdoors. There was a what do we play next moment. Someone said, ‘Do you all know Stir It Up?’ Bob, the Tetrad drummer coughed and said, ‘Well, I did tour with Johnny Nash.’ As we said afterwards, if you get the drums right (and of course he did), the song is brilliant.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Timing Is Everything

KEVIN! I was listening to some music and the very last song was by Jimmy Lafave! You're the one who turned me onto him. Thank you again. Now I know Rick is Rick and although Robbie wrote the song....Rick made it his own but...but....You'll hear soon enough. The universe just exposed me to it.

My message to you you you is.....Don't worry about a thing. 'Cause every little thing is going to be alright. Don't worry about a ting...

I think once we accept our new reality....slowly.....We just have to go with the flow with a little bit of help from our friends. Btw, the image of your older brother teaching you to skate......Just beautiful Kevin! Simply beautiful.....You also know how to meditate and....You have a good imagination! A good imagination is so underrated at this time in our lives......It helped me survive working on an assembly line one summer as a student so I know........Oh.....I just remembered.....My dream last night! I must have been having a great time with Imran Khan!!! It was during the days when he was playing cricket of course. Caught you Kevin!! ;-D Anyway, I surprised him with my skill set and before he realized.......Why Imran? Why not?

See? It was Just my imagination, once again runnin' away with me. It was just my imagination runnin' away with me.

Good night Kevin.
Good night to all the other night hawks.
Good morning to the rest of the gang.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: I Can See Clearly Now

RIP Johnny Nash......I have always loved “I can See Clearly Now” and to know he also sang “The Mighty Hercules” made me like him even more !

...and RIP Eddie Van Halen.......Every rock fan of a certain age will remember exactly where they were when they first heard the debut album in 1978 which started with an explosive cover of “You Really Got Me” followed by the best song they ever recorded “Runnin With the Devil”.

Rick Moranis........a lesson for all : It’s not just the punches you throw in life but also how well you take the ones you get. A true beauty.

Peter V.....Great work. Thank you.

BEG......Thank you.....knowing that you are hanging out at this GB saloon is making getting through this jail-like 2020 so much more enjoyable than it otherwise would be. Listened to Jimmy LaFave today and thought of you.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Self Portrait

Nice piece Peter. When SP first came out, I gave it a few spins and filed it away. I was too influenced by Rolling Stone and not my own sensibilities of what was good music. I reluctantly bought the CD version when it came out. When I began to listen to it, I realized that many of the songs on SP I really liked. It was good music -- not all, but enough to make it a record to return to on a regular basis.

For some reason, I loved All the Tired Horses, Minstrel Boy Copper Kettle, the Days of 49, Quinn the Eskimo, She Belongs to Me, Alberta and a few others.

There are a number of records that took me 10-15 years to really appreciate. I remember that when Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, I listened to it a few times and filed it away for 10 years. When I finally came back to it, boy was I sorry what I missed the first time around.

That often happens with my jazz records too (A Love Supreme is a prime example). Sometimes, I am not in the frame of mind to listen to music and I get a negative reaction that sticks with me.

I often need a stress free zone to relax and listen to new music. A situation that I don't find myself in these days...joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Try this one. It should take you to the home page.

If not look for: aroundandaroundcom.wordpress.com

Then go to SONGS AND ALBUMS on the top bar, scroll to REVILED, then move right to SELF PORTRAIT. \


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: "She's not there"

Funny how when you first put these links up Peter. They just come "link not found" here in Canada.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Self Portrait + Another Self Portrait

I've just added a long review of Bob Dylan's Self Portrait in the Reviled! The Albums Critics Love To Hate section of "Around and Around." The review continues to 2013's "Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series Vol 10." There's a lot on the1968 Isle of Wight CD in the box set too.

This was the first article I did when I started the Reviled! series.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

MUSIC INTERVIEWS
Linda Ronstadt, A Hispanic Heritage 'Legend,' On Staying Connected
October 4, 2020

Linda Ronstadt in the documentary Linda and the Mockingbirds. Ronstadt is set to be honored in the Legend category by the Hispanic Heritage Awards.
PCH Films


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Rhythm and Blues
Web: My link

Subject: Vegetarian Quiche

Toronto's Historical Plaques
Discover Toronto's history as told through its plaques

I've previously posted about the plaque of Toronto's Concord Tavern. Here are many more including the Club Bluenote. I was here for my 26th birthday. I was with the former jazz musician who transformed into a Master's of engineer from Moscow and other friends. We met at a Woody Allen film. Years later I would meet Rollie who at the end of every phone conversation would say, "Angelina, please don't ever date a musician"! I cannot remember who we saw at the Club Bluenote but I do remember "Shotgun"......Did I really see Junior Walker and the All Stars?! When my boyfriend checked out my music collection the only artist he was drawn to....Joni Mitchell. Of course musically reggae did not interest him at all but he respected my love of reggae as he could tell this genre resonated with me on many levels. Anyway, it was a memorable night as he tried to hit on one of my friends. He was nine years older than me so I guess he was trying to see if he still had it going on. My friend laughed in his face as we had a code of behaviour that we never broke.....It was the end of our relationship as a couple. After a couple of years we remained friends. We were ahead of Paltrow's uncoupling....I even travelled to New Jersey to spend a week with him at his new home in Clinton. We were friends without benefits which worked out just fine. Years later he'd even meet the South American as the Datsun 260 broke down on the New Jersey Turnpike one Christmas Eve....You can't make this stuff up. They actually liked each other. While in NJ Sasha took me to all the Jazz Clubs on a strip in Hoboken? Many years later the Crabster and I would be in NJ to see Ollabelle. Anyway, my x really disliked Manhattan as he had to work sometimes there and hated the commute. I'd go into the Big Apple on my own while he worked during the day.

"The original Club Bluenote launched the careers of Toronto artists such as Jay Jackson, Shawne Jackson, and Shirley Matthews. It supported regulars like Bobby Dean and the Gems, the Statlers, the Peepers, the Silhouettes (with Doug Riley and Steve Kennedy,) and the Five Rogues, featuring Joey Chirowski, Don Elliot, Penti "Whitey" Glan, George Olliver, and Domenic Troiano."


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Posted by:

Peter V

There are lots of these radio shows, both on CD and vinyl. As you say, it's FM recorded off a radio. Quality varies enormously- some I found are awful (The Them vinyl EP is near unlistenable).I believe they slip through the Italian / Luxembourg loophole that once you've broadcast it, it's no longer copyright. They used to have the same rule about live shows, but I think the EU squashed that. The broadcast radio show depends on who recorded it in the studio, and then how it was dubbed off FM radio. If someone had a 7.5 IPS Revox connected to the back of the tuner, it should be good. Some sound like a cheap mic in front of a radio speaker. You see racks of them in UK stores like Fopp.


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Posted by:

Fred

Can somebody explain to me all these FM Broadcast CDS/Recordings that seem to be out recently? Sometimes the word "Legendary" finds itself before "FM Broadcast".

I've listened to a couple...nothing legendary about them, quality-wise it all sounds like stuff I used to tape off the radio back in the 70s & 80s.


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Posted by:

Fred

Peter V: Let me echo the sentiments expressed by others already....kudos on such a great site. I've dipped a toe in already...brilliant.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Very, very impressive, Peter! A lifetime of love has gone into that, it's easy to tell. I really like your layout, too. Congrats!


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Peter V

Loving the site Peter. Going through all The Band stuff first and then moving around. Lots of fun and just not into doing work so perfect timing. Thanks Peter.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Thanks everyone for kind comments. A lot of those retro illustrations come from knitting patterns. Mrs V was collecting old ones with odd or amusing photos on. Some stars (like Roger Moore) started out modelling knitwear for patterns.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks very much for sharing this with us. It looks great and, as Norm says, promises to burn up many of our our idle hours. I don't think I've ever seen a family snapshot from the '50s in colour, so I will go out on a limb and speculate that the top one was a magazine ad. Meaning your first paying job was as a sweater model. Mother and son in matching gear - very sweet.


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: Making a Noise

Thanks, BEG, for the link to the documentary. I had seen some of it years ago. Really enjoyed watching it all last night. Inspired me to listen through Music for Native Americans and Contact From The Underworld of Redboy. Lots of great tracks on those discs. Stay safe everybody!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: I'm Ok, You're Ok
Web: My link

Subject: Vegetarian Lasagne

For those of you who missed Doc from PBS 1998....Please wait a few seconds.

Making A Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson

"This doc explores "The Band" guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson's Native American background. Half Mohawk on his mother's side, the film follows him back to the Six Nations reservation in Ontario where he spent summers growing up and picked up his first guitar.

The resulting album, "Contact From the Underworld of Red Boy", draws on his childhood First Nation influences and includes musical collaborations wth Native artists such as John Trudell, Rita Coolidge and Buffy Ste Marie."

Hi KEVIN. Thank you. You always know what to say and when to say it. Since you won't tell me your birthday....Here's one for now. Also, the leopard print mask (two kinds) and boots (two kinds)....rubber of course for rainy days! Also keep on the look out for my snake skin runners....Fake of course.

Kevin J brings so much joy to The Band Guest Book!!

Evinces intelligence and humour and a willingness to use it

Very well travelled

Irresistible

Noteworthy as a hockey player, skater, writer, music land film lover

Just a beautiful person!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

PETER VINEY!

Evinces passion for music of many genres and the willingness to share with others

THE Band Fan

Elevates discussions

Researcher extraordinaire in music and history

Very loving partner, father and grandfather!!

:-D


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Trouble Maker!

Gawd damn it Peter! Now look at the work we have to do going thru' all this stuff..........:-)


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: Peter’s Record Collecting Book

Link fixed. Click and enjoy the esteemed Mr. Viney’s lovey book/web site that he is sharing with us, free for all!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I also got 'Not Found', I'm afraid.

Lisa: I escaped the '60s with sole ownership of four LPs: the first Lightfoot, the second Ian and Sylvia, the umpteenth Travellers, and Wilf Carter's "Christmas Time in Canada". Plus joint ownership of "More of the Monkees" and "Let It Bleed" - though soon afterwards a rights-swap between siblings left me with clear title to the Stones album. Over the years I got rid of them all, but bought replacement copies of I&S and LiB. (I'm pleased to say that I was smart enough to keep the mauve inner sleeve from my original LiB, because it lists the musicans on each song.)


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Great site

It’s a great site, Very entertaining with lots of fine writing. I was back in the world of Miicky and Griff, which took me back to Crackerjack, and everybody liked Ken Dodd. I enjoyed rereading the review of Dirt Farmer.

The link from the GB doesn’t work, but the link from the e mail did.

Many congratulations - a ton of work. Brilliant.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Peter, I couldn't get the link to work, just comes up "not found"?

Back to a post a couple days ago, I always thought the Twenties and the Sixties had a lot in common - both times of great change, youth-oriented and fueled, and a great time to be young!

I've never been a list maker, but thought this time I would. These are the original albums I still have from the 60s:

Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding

David Blue, David Blue

Mamas and Papas, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request

Love, Da Capo

Country Joe and the Fish, I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die

Judy Collins, Wildflowers

The Doors, The Doors, Strange Days

The Beatles, Abbey Road

James Taylor, Sweet Baby James

CSNY Deja Vu

Notably missing are all my Beatles, Donovan and Cream records, Alice's Restaurant, and more that got sold (not by me!) But these are all the originals and still playable after all these years.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Many thanks, Joe. There's a brief paragraph on Dynaflex under SOUND, LP Pressings. They were mainly RCA - for me Jefferson Airplane. They haven't weathered well!


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Subject: Record Collecting Book … at last

Wow. Took a quick spin around your new site. I enjoyed what I read so far. I loved the section on reviled records. One thought I have is adding reviled records that you still enjoy and play often. (that would be Cahoots and Hard Nose the Highway for me). I will have to think about others.

Just getting back into vinyl. I have both the original ROA on vinyl and the 2015 vinyl reissue. I will have to do an A/B test when I have time.

BTW, I do have singles in my collection dating back 60 years. I am amazed how good some of them sound.

Peter, do you remember "dynaflex records." They were borne out of the petroleum crisis in the '70s and they were awful (paper thin and noisy). In the mid 70s I must have returned half the records I purchased as defective.

Peter, I look forward to continue exploring your new site. Love it. Joe


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Hawkins & Ada Habershon

Bill your comments about Hawkins are understandable. He had to have quite a lot going for himself as he was pretty successful.

Your comments about the writer of "Circle" are you referring to Ada? If this is the story of her brother, (which I knew nothing about), would be a great motivator to write hymns wouldn't it.

Listening to more and more takes on this song, (the Neville Brothers is great and not as slow as Gregg). There is another real nice video of my favourite Canadian country girl, (she was a gorgeous young woman). Michelle Wright with Iris Dement. Michelle earned many country awards. She was a great singer, entertainer and flashy.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Record Collecting Book … at last

Here we go. This is where I've been (or as Fairport Convention might have said "What We Did On Our Holidays.") for the last couple of months.

I’ve been putting my long and heavily illustrated book on records, music in general and record collecting onto a new site “aroundandaround.com.wordpress.com”. It’s too long to publish, so I’m taking Karen’s advice and giving it away.

Only about 20% is done … and I’ll be adding the rest regularly for months or years to come. It’s already a large site. Have a look … start where you like but I’ve explained more, with links to a few selected sample pages on the INTRODUCTION (linked above).

You can also SUBSCRIBE for updayes which will be continual …


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Posted by:

Bill M

Rod: The Nevilles' version was fantastic - thanks again. Funny, but even though the tempo is even slowe than the Gregg Allman, their singing doesn't sound at all like a record being played too slowly.

I spent a bit of time wondered which circle we're talking about. Probably not the 'great wheel of life' - too Eastern. So I'm guessing the family circle, with the writer wondering if she'll be joining her departed parents and siblings in heaven. While I suspect she's having doubts about her own worthiness, I imagine that the real question mark is brother Dougie, with three blots on his ledger - two teenage pregnancies and a drug bust.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks Rod. Will check out the Nevilles' version.

Norm: I really liked the first NGDB "Will The Circle ..." album, which was the soundtrack every time a bluegrass-loving university classmate had a bonfire party in his parents' backyard in the late '70s. But I don't like the 1989 version in the video as much.

And yes, Hawkins was a second-rung rockabilly singer at best, but he was a great showman, a great self-publicist, a monstrously effective regional scene-weaver and a phenomenal serial band assembler.


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Posted by:

Rod

Subject: Unbroken

The Neville Brothers do as nice version as well.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Different Strokes

It appears no one listened to the Dirt Band and friends. The song is played in the style and tempo it was meant to be. With singers with good voices who know how to sing the song. The song was not meant to be a solo, particularly for some one like Hawkins (whose singing I have never liked) The tempo is wrong the ballad is taken out of it and it is not country.

You can hardly blame Bill. Him and that 1960's group from Toryontoe grew up with nothing better than Hawkins in those down town bars in Toronto. At least out in Orillia they were treated to style with Gordy Lightfoot.

Gregg Allman has a great voice for much of what he does but the way he sings this song sounds like a 45 record being played on 33.

The Carter Family did one of those classic jobs of the song way back when as did too many to name. Bringing all that class of people together, starting out with the soulful voice of Johnny Cash, the high lonesome sound of Ricky Skaggs, the down home sound of Levon Helm puts the song exactly where it should be.

Now Bill don't get your blood boiling. You know I was joking. The only reason Hawkins stayed around Toronto is he had a crowd like Trump has who thought he was a god from the south. In those rock-a-billy days he had to get out of town. He couldn't hold a candle to Carl Perkins and the rest of that rock-a-billy gang down there.

By now you and Kevin and the rest of that eastern country should have learned.


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