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    Architecture/ Word & Name Origins/ Fire Arms/ the Second Amendment/ Statute (Color of) Law vs. Constitutional and Common Law/ Traveling in the United States/ Clean Humor and Creative Writing/ Interior Design/ Music---eclectic in my tastes/ Clean Water & Air/ Solar Energy/ NON-Frankensteined Clean Food Supply/ Truthful Information on important subjects/ Photography/ Stage Combat/ The Big Bang Theory TV Show/ HGTV Channel/ Law & Order TV series
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    Eric Carmen The Definitive Collection
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    "Go All The Way" & "Change Of Heart" tied for first place

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  1. Peter Fonda "Easy Rider" dies at 79

    My hubby was just wondering out loud if anyone was going to commemorate him by smoking a doobie (?!!) AnneNR
  2. Sheryl Crow "All By Myself"

    It's different, maybe it grows on you after a few listenings. (?) Harmonies sound a little harsh, could smooth them out a bit more. AnneNR
  3. Paul McCartney—playlists

    Yeah, I don't get the "this artist can do no wrong" mindset. I watched a program within the past year that was documenting John Lennon, and in one scene he is on his property (the white house with the big windows and white piano), where he is talking to some random guy that wandered there and was talking with him and Yoko at the front door. The wanderer was asking John how he knew to write some of the songs about him (the wanderer) ... how did John know?? John was saying he just wrote about his own experiences, and if someone found it could be applied to them, that's okay --- "but how could I possibly write one about you? I don't know you!" Then they invited him inside for something to eat. So, I don't think even John wanted to be put on a pedestal, so why do so many people worldwide do that? Or to Elvis Presley? Or to any other artist that had a mass following of people who appreciated the music they created? These are just ordinary people making use of a God-given talent that may seem extra-ordinary if I may not have the same talent, or the same talent to that extent. Don't get me wrong, I very much like Elvis Presley (but not everything he did); I very much like John Lennon (mostly the Beatle era stuff, but not everything he did); I like Prince ( but not everything he did ). Even though I recognize their talent, I refuse to put anyone up so high in my estimation that they become inhuman. I think all of them would like to be appreciated for their talent and enjoy the adulation, but in the end, they would like to have normal lives like the rest of us. How many of you have been guilty of interrupting a publicly-known personality in public when the attention for an audience was not scheduled? For instance, they are at a restaurant and you go hurrying over to their table to beg for an autograph and practically trip over your own feet and drool while doing so because you are in the their "presence". I have a sister-in-law who went up to Tom Fogerty (member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, now passed away) in public at a baseball game to beg for an autograph and saw nothing wrong with interrupting his time with his family to do it. NOW THAT'S ONE HECK OF A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT!! My sister-in-law is not one of my favorite in-laws for this and several other pushy-type reasons (fortunately she lives far enough away I don't have to tolerate her but once a year). Many of our favorite celebrities would probably have a better time of it emotionally and mentally if the public would just cool it a bit. Some of them like the recognition out in public, but the ones who don't say one way or the other, perhaps they should be left to live their lives off screen or off stage without rabid fans dogging their existence. What say you? AnneNR
  4. Peter Tork dies...

    No, don't live in Connecticut, just was something I had heard regarding the 2 remaining members. AnneNR
  5. Peter Tork dies...

    Boy, do I feel old. We are down to 2 Monkees left, Papa Nez and Mickey Dolenz are going to be playing in Connecticutt somewhere shortly if I remember right . . . . We are also down to 2 Beatles. Times they are going by fast. AnneNR
  6. Island music

    Sounds a bit scrambled, unintelligible. . . . . needs some work, I think. AnneNR
  7. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    Even the best of them can't maintain all the time. I think he's trying too hard to stay relevant with all those potty mouth artists that think it necessary to assault our ears and minds with profanity. SAY IT AIN'T SO, MR. MacCARTNEY !! I like Paul MacCartney, he's done more after the Beatles that a majority of the populace can enjoy than the other 3 did, in my opinion. That being said, there are some of his songs over the years that I don't listen to. Someone should tell him he doesn't need to keep up with all these fly-by-nights in comparison to his career, just be himself. There's plenty of subject matter even just sitting in a parking lot and watching what happens (that was an observation from a famous songwriter, though I can't remember which one at the moment). Anyway, that was beneath his talent. AnneNR
  8. Aretha dies

    Such a loss, that woman could sang! Definitely an original. I loved it when she did a guest spot on the sitcom "Murphy Brown" as herself, at the piano, and started to sing until Murphy (Candace Bergen) joined in. Aretha stopped and told Murphy she was no Vandella (ref: Martha & The Vandellas), and basically to let her do her thing, then went on to sing "Natural Woman". I bought two of the best double CD sets of her greatest hits from at least a year ago now. Her music CDs will be in great demand now that Ms. Franklin has passed on. She will be missed. AnneNR
  9. Steve Perry "No Erasin'"

    I have always loved Steve Perry's voice, and though it is still in good form, there's a little gruffness to it. Voice changing with age, illness, or vocal chord problems? I concur, though. This song is not very memorable. AnneNR
  10. Smile

    Thanks for that post, Matthew ! I RECOGNIZE that one! NICE AnneNR
  11. Happy Birthday, Katariina!

    Happy belated Birthday, Katariina. AnneNR
  12. It Hurts Too Much cover

    It is likable enough, but emotionally I don't think he is as invested in the song as when Mr. Carmen is performing it, at least it doesn't sound like it. AnneNR
  13. Eric's Tweets

    I don't recall which day(s) it was in this month (March 2018), but I did notice Mr. Carmen was checking out a few posts and adding his "like" to some of them. So he has come back to look in on us recently . . . . . AnneNR
  14. Van Morrison Segway...

    I just got through posting in Matthew C. Clark's topic about Van Morrison, saying that Michael Bolton did a better version of "Georgia On My Mind". Today, this morning during breakfast, I watched my DVR taping of Lip Sync Battle that had Michael Bolton vs. Pete Davidson (from Saturday Night Live). OMG! That was sooo funny! Am I the only one who didn't know about the group Lonely Island doing a song called "Jack Sparrow" ?? featuring Michael Bolton ?? Pete Davidson was in a "Michael Bolton" mullet-type blond wig dressed in a pirate costume, lip syncing that song while Mr. Bolton was watching his performance. Here's the Lonely Island video that was being spoofed - - - I really needed to laugh, this sure helped start my day with a smile, didn't know Mr. Bolton had such a good sense of humor! AnneNR P.S. - - - what is truly weird is that late last night I watched the "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides" just before going to sleep. The timing of certain things in one's life is sometimes a head-scratching-pause moment.
  15. Van Morrison "Georgia On My Mind"

    I like this version better ( though no one still does it better than Ray Charles ) by The Righteous Brothers . . . . youtube.com/watch?v=bnotFVk9B4g AnneNR