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  1. What acts have you seen that are still GREAT though they are 60+..? With my dear friend Valorie of Thunder Bay Canada in mind...(Home of Valorie and Paul Schaefer)...I present the GREAT Burton Cummings! (Burton by the way...ALWAYS reminded me of Sir Paul and Sir Eric... all of whom sound beautiful when singing ballads and astonishing singing "Rockers"..See "American Woman" for further edification... )
  2. "Cyber-Bullying"

    This article really tears me up. There are SOOO many terrible things at play here. http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010...ent_global.html
  3. Hooked On Dr. Hook

    I expect this thread to bomb with very few views and comments...BUT listen to Dr. Ira about Dr. Hook.. This crazy band excelled at Country...Shel Silverstien Novelty Tunes....Funk...Disco...Rock... We all remember Ray Sawyer...the guy with the patch... BUT Dennis Locorrierre of New Jersey WAS the voice of Dr. Hook ! If this tune don't move you...You're probably fakin' that you're alive!!! (...BTW...If ya wanna get hooked on Dr. Hook...go to Amazon and purchase...Dr. Hook Greatest Hooks on Capitol!) Tell me how you liked "Years From Now"..
  4. A Brand New Passover

    Not a religious guy myself.... But I like the message of Passover.. From Slavery to Freedom... ALSO...The month of Nissan marks the true Jewish New Year.. SOO In conclusion.. Happy Passover and Happy Brand New Year.
  5. WORST Beach Boys Song

    To quote Kenny Rogers... My Beach Boys ..."But Ya Know I Love You".... STILL in every good relationship there are rough moments.. There are Beach Boys songs during Brian's out-of-his-mind excess period...that I thought were a bit off the mark.. There are some songs...not all...during their struggling to be hip in a hippy changing-world period..that I thought were a wee bit embarrassing... But...especially..under Mike's guidance...never a group to leave ANY money on the table.... They re-recorded from the Wild Honey album "Here Comes the Night" in a Disco version.. THIS may be my candidate for WORST Beach Boys song...What's your nominee for this dubious distinction?
  6. HBO's Vinyl: Featuring Raspberries!

    Methinks that Jim and Dave are REALLY REALLY close to the real thing!!!Muy cool!
  7. Christmas Songs

    This Jewish guy LOVES Christmas. People hold doors... smile at you...and try to be "Just A Little Bit Better". Ya know I like to think that I'm media-savvy...But I coulda never predicted that "Stations Across The Nation" would score GREAT ratings playin' Christmas songs from November...Thanksgiving or earlier...thru December. On this note...What are your favorite Cristmas songs? For me...my favorites are "Felice Navedad"...and my All-Time Favorite...John Lennon's "Happy Christmas"... It don't get any better than these two beautiful tunes... ("Happy Christmas" even makes Yoko likeable...IMHO.)
  8. Cilla Black...was MUCH bigger in the U.K. than in the States...But Mr. Lennon persuaded Mr. Epstein to sign her.. She was GOOD... Here's a live performance of her one tune to crack the Top 40 in the USA.. Go to Youtube and get to know her... Call me corny..BUT I LOVE melodramatic..crescendo stuff like this...Enjoy!!!
  9. Cilla Black..Do You Know Who she Is?

    Just read your post Billy K. ...It seems like she had a good life...unlike SO many 60's singers...Good for her...She was loved!
  10. The Kiwi's are coming...again!!!!!

    Beverly and I are very excited....to have you guys visit us here in the the New Jersey..also known as the Riviera of the Northeast!!!
  11. Happy Birthday AnneNR!!

    Happy Happy Birthday Annie!
  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRA!!

    Thanx everyone.spent week in Vegas....it was great...
  13. Another song from April 7 release..."No Pier Pressure"... The man's still got it... If you don't agree..Why don't we step outside and have it out under the boardwalk at Venice Beach... :angry: !
  14. Cilla Black..Do You Know Who she Is?

    So glad Batman and Susie to bring back a good memory for you....
  15. Eric/Celine/Ambivalence

    For the 1,00,000th time I read about "All By Myself" by Celine Dione being some female celebrity's favorite..."I got the blues...and I'm gonna indulge myself" song. I get it..Eric made a FORTUNE on Celine Dione's version... If I'm not mistaken...She was THE biggest singer in the world when she released it back when albums by superstars sold millions... Still.. If it was me..(I have no idea how Eric feels...perhaps he's more pragmatic than me)..I'd have mixed feelings...'cause Eric did the definitive version.. Anyhoo..the best record I ever heard about the dilemma OF GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS was this Sam the Sham lost hit...Enjoy...Ira..
  16. Eric/Celine/Ambivalence

    I found all your comments about Celine Dion's over-the-topness...ALL so on target...The old American Idol contestants' tendency to oversing... BUt at least Celine's beats THIS...
  17. Ya know as Dr. Ringo Von Starr so wisely said.. in life..."It Don't Come Easy".. I've actually dropped a few friends... I'll tell you why.... We all have friends who right now might be going thru something worse than we are. Thus..it's appropriate for us to be proactive and call more often to ask them how they're doing.. But ya know..if they NEVER contact us to ask us.." how are you"...that's not O.K. One of the nice things about gettin' older...There's just some shit ya don't have to deal with anymore..."And That's Alright by Me Tonight"-B.Springsteen! (BTW...This has NOtHING to do with anyone on this site..It's just something I think about...ALL relationships require some give and take...and we all have friends who forget that !)
  18. So again...Now I quote the great Jewish Prophet Neil Diamond...(who wrote this great Monkees tune).. Should I consider this piece of advice when evaluating relationships......?
  19. Mary Ellen...I always joke that rather than quoting bible or great philosophers...I quote the true geniuses like Ringo...("It Don't Come Easy") and of course....at the end of EVERY workday in the NYC public school system...the final bell would ring in my particular rock quarry...and my lips would softly quote Dr. F. Flintstone...
  20. James..I'm with you...It doesn't hurt...It gets tiring...ya feel like a schmuck for having extended yourself...but it REALLY ain't that hard once you realize it...you do just move on.
  21. Caught Burton Cummings lastJuly 4th in A.C.....The man is great...definitely has NOT become "Undun"" with the passage of time.
  22. Little Struggles!

    What are some daily things you struggle with..not earth shattering...but vexing nonetheless...? If I scratch my bumper..get a parking ticket...leave a bag of groceries at the store... ...these are things I can't rationalize....and claim that I was in top form...BUT these are things that are really no big deal...yet I have trouble saying that the human condition is not to be perfect..and S#@T happens. I also sometimes have trouble when I have a friend who currently, truly, is dealing with something more difficult than my present state..be it..illness...job...heartbreak.. I feel impelled to check in periodically to see how they are doing. Yet when they have NEVER initiated a call to me just to say hi or just ask how I am...I get mixed up...I ain't sure it's O.K. that there's no reciprocation. .and I am not a big enough man not to resent it a little...
  23. Little Struggles!

    Folks...I appreciate your support....I was tongue-in-cheek...I LOVE life's little ironies...BTW...Happy Easter...Happy Passover to all of you...
  24. Little Struggles!

    All our lives...we've been told..."Don't put your fiingers on the glass"...be it ..windows in our homes...the coffee table...the car windshield...NOW...we have cool IPhones and Ipads...and what are we supposed to do...? Put our fingers directly on the glass screen...and in 90 seconds after purchasing these BEAUTIFUL new devices we just bought... we have fingerprints and salsa...all over them... I've had many trials and tribulations in my life...BUT this dilemna...I'm not sure I can rise above...
  25. More New Brian Stuff!...:)

    Matt..Yup...Echoes of "Sloop John B"...BUT hell...I repeat myself all the time...But hell I repeat myself all the time...
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