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Dougjack

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  1. Are you sure he's not? The Foreigner page seems to indicate that he is. If Mick was gone, there'd be no originals left at all, right? Still, I suspect they want to pay tribute to the Bonham family mainly.
  2. "we need that option (dropping nukes) now more than ever." Really? Why? What makes nukes more necessary now? Nukes cannot EVER be the answer, Tony. After 9/11, who would we have nuked anyway? There was no country directly sponsoring those terrorists, and if there was it was Saudi Arabia, not Iraq. (And if you think W and his henchmen were ever going to seriously take on their Saudi buddies, you're dreaming.) How can killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian children, women, the aged, etc. ever be acceptable? Who are we if allow such a thing? How are we any better than the terrorists? With regards to Japan, for every "expert" who claims we saved lives with the nukes (a dubious prospect on the face of it), there are plenty who say that Japan was already trying to surrender, because of the Soviets entering the war against them (who they feared far more than the US). And that our dropping the bomb when we did was as much about scaring the USSR as it was about winning the war against Japan. Here's a couple of relevant links: http://www.dannen.com/decision/index.html http://www.doug-long.com/quotes.htm Nuking the Middle East is not the answer. That's crazy talk. Jack
  3. Maybe they should have a warning sticker on them or something...
  4. Who would've guessed that a Carpenters thread would be the source of so much conflict? Maybe that kind of music just makes people violent. Jack
  5. Hey, what a coincidence - I was just reading about Gin Blossoms and checking their site out yesterday. I had no idea they were back, but they have been for a couple of years and have a new CD in the works. Turns out Doug only wrote the 1st 2 of 7 hit records they had, so they've actually had more without him. But he wrote "Hey Jealousy", which is the song many remember them for. I didn't get into them until "Until I Hear It From You", which was later - after his suicide. Alchohol & depression were the main reasons given for it.
  6. A-ha! Makes sense, Kirk. It's been a while since I did PC support, so I guess I've learned something here. One other thing that's a factor in all this for us Windows users is that there have been so many security holes found in it that we're having to apply new security patches every other day, practically. Those tend to require reboots, so that's often how I end up restarting the PC and clearing buffers, committing registry changes, etc. Otherwise, I leave it on all the time. I do have a good surge protector, and firewall software, so I feel pretty safe doing that. Oh, and no kids either, so no worries about "unsafe" content. Unless you count me constantly reading the EC board! ;-) Jack
  7. Anne, Who is this quote from? I like it very much! Jack
  8. Darlene, I also tried to let Carmen know her message box was full, but I'm not sure if she knows she has one here on the EC board as well as her personal mail. Looks like she's made 2 or 3 posts in the last couple of weeks, so maybe she's back to stay for awhile! I always enjoy her posts too, though I don't always completely understand them. ;-) Jack
  9. And welcome back from vacation, Marvin! Nice to see you back on the board(s)! Jack
  10. Harry, I used to work in PC support, and we never could decide if it was better one way or the other. There are pros and cons either way. I read the suggestions re:nightly PC shutdown, and much of what they say is true, although they're talking mainly about a PC network type of setup, and I don't think that applies to you. On the "con" side, the hardest wear on electrical parts comes from the initial surge when you turn it on. So, reducing the shutdowns reduces the wear. Personally, I leave mine on all the time, both work and home. Jack
  11. Boy, *that's* the truth! I don't think I'd ever heard that song prior to the show, and it was so fantastic! Watching Kay Bryson, who was watching Wally with big tears in her eyes (of joy, I assume!) is one of MANY pictures forever burned into my memory. I understand why they might not want to do that song outside of Cleveland, but that's just 1 more reason why there should be some release of THE reunion show. Jack
  12. Yeah, something about that "You're here & there & far away" section with Wally & Eric singing in perfect harmony - I'm still pretty choked up just thinking about it. I just never thought it would happen, and that moment was one that REALLY captured who they were way back when they first started. Sorry, but there should be a DVD of that 1st show and if they want to also put out a "perfect sound/perfect vid" one from later shows, I'm sure we'll all buy both. But that 1st show was so special in so many ways. I can't remember too many times in my life when I was cheering and crying at the same time. And I'm one of the lucky ones - how many fans didn't get to go to that 1st show? If I was one of them, I'd be SO upset that it looks like we might not get any recordings of it. I hope the band knows just how important that show is to those who waited so long. I don't care how much better they're playing (and looking?) now, the 1st show was history in the making, and ought to have been fully documented by the Library of Congress or something! Not only that, but the guys kept saying (and still say) that "the fans kept this alive", and that the 1st show was mainly a reward to us. The new shows seem to be much more about how much the band is enjoying things and carrying on into the future, and making sure the guys actually get paid for once (which all of us completely support, I'm sure!). BUT...the first show, at least partially, belongs to all of us, and I want my copy!!! I'll sit quietly now and await whatever the guys decide, but I had to vent that. Jack
  13. Gotta agree. I think it's his best song after the 1st solo-lp. (Sorry, "Boats" fans!). I love the words, the melody, the production, and the way he put the little stutter/repeat on the link to the chorus the last time through. Very cool trick (similar to "On The Beach")! Shoulda been a hit! Jack
  14. Yes, they did it for the 1st show, but none of the others as far as I know. They did several songs at that 1st show that they haven't repeated since. Jack
  15. Yes, Fountains of Wayne are a must! Another couple of great "new" bands you might like are: The New Pornographers Myracle Brah And yes, those are bands, not adult movies. Jack
  16. I'm sure Tony meant that ALL the Berry songs are so incredibly great, that even a solid smash killer rockin' tune like Tonight is just average...for them. Yeah, that's the ticket....
  17. Darlene, Please don't take this the wrong way, but something about your anticipatory attitude suggests to me that you would make an excellent striptease artist. Or maybe a writer for a soap opera! Jack
  18. Tony, Best of luck on the surgery. I had hernia surgery a couple of years ago, and while it's no fun, it was not as bad as I was expecting. Hopefully yours will be easy, too. Just don't read too many of my posts for awhile - we wouldn't want you to bust a stitch ranting at loony libs, now would we? Jack
  19. Ouch! I think it's a bit more than just a "curiousity"! Some of us like it alot! The production is fine, and I didn't notice any bad performances, either. Okay, maybe it should have been called something else. But I like 5 of the 6 songs! The lyrics to "Pop Teasers" are hysterical! I see no reason why a Berry fan wouldn't like this CD. New songs by Dave, Scott and Wally? Who cares what you call it? I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  20. Wonder what kind of stuff they're doing? Y'know, if you only look at the far left side of the stage, every Berry show is a Billy & Jennifer show!
  21. Yeah, actually I think it's pretty cool! And the Babs/Mom thing is a hoot. I almost wore my psychedelic Rush t-shirt to the Berries show in Cleveland last month. But for some reason it's smaller than it used to be.
  22. Exactly right, Little Sis! It's all subjective. Count me among those who like Bruce. He's not in my top 10, but I like a lot of his songs and have several of his CDs. Jack
  23. Happy B-Day, Eric! So, if, as Bernie says, your last birthday wish came true, what will you wish for this year? How about a new "hit record" with the Berries! All the best, Jack
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