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  1. Human Quirks!

    Woody Allen in his stand-up days had a "bit" about two Jewish ladies talking after one returned from a "stay" at a Catskill resort...(The kind immortalized in "Dirty Dancing"...) Sylvia-"How was your stay at Liebowitz Manor" ? Gertie- "Oy...It was terrible"! Sylvia-"Why was it so terrible" ? Gertie..."Oy'...The food was bad and the portions were too small". (Human Quirks... )
  2. Human Quirks!

    Why do working people making $ 50,000 a year buy Derek Jeter and other Pro jerseys for $100..from athletes who don't give a shit about you and how you and how you are gonna pay YOUR bills.
  3. Human Quirks!

    Using a coupon to save a dollar on something you would not have bought in the first place is probably not really saving a dollar ...It actually is spending two dollars instead of three I reckon...Hey..I'm human...I got quirks..
  4. Human Quirks!

    How a salesperson at Macy's or a clerk at The Dept. Of Motor Vehicles plays "gotcha" like some character in an SNL skit...except they're for real...ðŸ˜.
  5. Bobby Veeis someone I refer to constantly as a "work friend"....we'd meet at work..at his job...his concerts... and he would always embrace me and talk and bring me backstage....and always if he was in a 100 mile radius I would go to the show...and his words were..."I knew you'd be here". I always joked that this guy who was truly a teen idol...was humbler than me and I ain't a bad guy..but he was almost saintly to friends family and fans. Here's a history and update on Bobby's struggle with Alzheimer's... Please read It,,,it's really touching. http://www.inforum.com/variety/music/3670119-bobby-vees-music-lives-help-family-and-some-high-profile-fans
  6. Bobby Vee Fights on...

    Here's a fun Bobby clone from what I guess was a British show..."Stars In Their Eyes"....
  7. Bobby Vee Fights on...

    Thanks Ter.. Bobby's becoming a pop star WAS a great move for him career-wise and financialy AND inevitable..BUT he's a Rockabilly guy...and later in his career he did more stuff like this on CD and in his shows... Here's a great one from his CD.."Down The Line" featuring lesser known Buddy holly stuff.. Enjoy!!
  8. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Marlene...Thanks..Dennis's voice has lost that sweetness...but as they say about Brian..Tom Wait's.. etc. ..there's a little world-weariness and maturity..AND his talent...passion and humor...shine through!!
  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY ELLEN * 1/31*

    Happy happy Birthday Mary Ellen...!!!
  10. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Marlene..as we all know...singers are like athletes...if ya don't take care of your God-Given Gift...the natural aging process and years of smoking drinking and drugs can do this.... I recently posted a thread about older acts that are still great LIVE... Unfortunately...it looks like Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook...ain't one of them... .
  11. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Marlene...I just watched this video earlier today...and then you posted "Come On Carrie "..from Shel Silverstein's Houseboat. Dennis and crew appear stoned out of their minds... .Look at the difference today in this 2014 interview with Dennis.. Hey I used to smoke like a fiend...and now I can't remember my last Twinkie and/or cheeseburger.. I too am glad Dennis is alive and prospering... .. (BTW..I kinda thought this thread would go nowhere..I never realized HOW much Dr. Hook...especially Dennis Locorrierre's voice.. touched all of us...)
  12. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Dig this Live 50's medley..I'd forgotten how stoned out Dennis Locorrere was back then..when you watch him in later stuff...He's a different guy..BUT apparently...The whole group sang REAL good..Watch Thiis!
  13. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Just got that Greatest Hooks C.D. Marlene and I hadn't heard "More Like The Movies "...I agree...great tune!
  14. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    Great to hear from you Bessie..I agree..Love this tune..Hook could be lecherous AND romantic like no other band..
  15. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    My Girl.. NOTHING gives me more pleasure than turning people on to a piece of music that makes 'em FEEL..
  16. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    birdy.....Susie..seriously...go to youtube..they were somehow more than a druggie band.."Sharin' The Night Together"..."Better Love"..."Only 16"...and Dennis Locorriere was a GREAT lead singer..
  17. "Schmaltzy" is Yiddish for REALLY Really Sweet...and/or/sometimes tear-jerky.................. movies...songs...books...Overly romantic..( eg. Movie.."Love Story"...anything based on......... a Nicholas Sparks book..songs like .."Feelings" or "Honey" or "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye")... Often..far from "Critic-Proof"....and admitting you like one of these may cause chuckles...at best....derision at worst... at cocktail parties...BUT hopefully no derision at EC.Com..(though I suppose supressed chuckling IS acceptable ) . I was lucky enough to get to know Bobby Vee..a little...and this tune is sweet...(IMHO)..AND I love...that ...like the kind of "Teen" songs that "Grease" lampooned....... It references a more innocent time..."goin' steady"...and the ultra-importance of the charms on a charm bracelet...So here's my entry...!!
  18. GREAT "LIVE" OLDER ACTS!

    Craig...That was great...One of the Cowsills...John...is the Beach Boy drummer and does a couple of leads and he's tremendous...
  19. Schmaltzy Songs You Like..

    OOH.I think We're capturing the true spirit of SCHMALTZ....
  20. Schmaltzy Songs You Like..

    Susie...you are a kindred spirit...IMHO..Schmaltzy ain't bad...!
  21. I think I did this once before... I'm sure ALL of you have a number of MAJOR HITS you never liked!! I'm not voicing any opinions here as to why I never liked certain tunes... I can even understand the reason many of these songs were Monster Hits... BUT..if you guys wanna give opinions on big hits you didn't like...who am I to say NO.. Just thought it would be fun to post tunes that are iconic but that y'all....NEVER LIKED... (Susie just reminded me on my country thread that y'all is Proper Country Speak..Thanks Susie B ) I REALLY liked Martha and The Vandellas' "Jimmy Mack"..and "Come and Get these Memories" and "Honey Child"...BUT.... Me and my therapist have been trying for years... to figure out why I never liked this classic..
  22. "Add Some Music"

    After a sometime tempestuous year at EC.com...I thought it would be fun to post songs that celebrate "Music"...to kick off the coming year!! ...'cause isn't that what brought us all here in the first place... ?
  23. The "Tokens"

    Didja know... The Tokens were a few Jewish guys at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn.... Neil Sedaka was a Token..before they hit it big...Neil went on his own and did alright.. The Tokens produced ALL the Chiffons hits..."One Fine Day".."He's So Fine"...etc. ..The Happenings.."See You In September"..."I Got Rhythm"...etc. They did a lot more than "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".. AND now... in his 70's...Lead Singer Jay Siegel is still incredible!! Here's a little-known Gerry Goffin-Carole King Classic...Enjoy!!
  24. The "Tokens"

    This commercial was covered by MANY artists....perhaps that's why NO version was huge...BUT do you all remember this commercial and the subsequent Tokens Top 40..."Shoulda Been Bigger"- Top 40 Hit!?
  25. The "Tokens"

    When is an Ira "Tangent"...NOT a Total Tangent!!!? A real oddity..Keith doin' "98.6" live backed by the Tokens... .
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