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popdude

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  1. You could if Tommy kicked you in that "special place," Kirk.
  2. No, never married, but apparently they were an item at some point in the early '60s....
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    Ay, yi, yi - "made up?" I wasn't calling Paulie a pimp, plump, simp or anything else - I was just going through a list of funny-sounding words that could be found using the letters of his screen name. That's all - nothing more, nothing less. Why would I call Paulie a plump pimp, anyway? I left out a few, though: S-L-I-M-E P-I-S-S P-I-L-E-S M-I-S-S-I-L-E P-U-P-P-I-E-S oh, and S-M-I-L-E
  4. The Doors, Grateful Dead and Joan Baez? Yikes! Anyone who has the stomach to listen to their recorded output oughta be given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Or maybe some sort of medal.
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    Such as P-L-U-M-P S-I-M-P S-L-U-M-P P-I-M-P
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    You also can't spell it without L-U-M-P.
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    Yeah, and with NO GOOGLING, I might add.
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    ...and the fact that his HALF LIFE 2 game put spyware on his turnip's computer...
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    Did Moses ever complain about high concert ticket prices while shopping at Wal-Mart? Discuss.
  10. At one of the Wal Mart stores here in CA, I once saw a cashier with a tattoo on her lip. I had never seen anyone with a tattoo on their lip before. Of course, I've never seen Tommy Tunes in person...
  11. Scarier that they would stay there for 20 years...
  12. More like Andy Rooney. Or Mickey Mantle.
  13. Here I am. I've been trying to figure out why "Meatloaf Girl" wouldn't take my calls from DC.....
  14. Of course, I like Andy Summers' hair better.
  15. Musical tastes aside? I like his hair.
  16. In my humble opinion, Sting became a psuedo-highbrow, faux-intellectual, self-congratulatory wanking dilettante after the Police split, taking himself and his precious "art" WAAAAAAAAAY too seriously for his - or anybody's - own good. (I mean, I hope the Russians love their children too, but I don't write a song about it, nor do I make said song boring beyond belief.) Sting also has the distinction - if you want to call it that - of being the only pop-rock artist ever to actually lull me to sleep at one of his live shows. He does, however, play a part in one of my favorite song titles of all time: Allan Clapp's "Why Sting is Such an Idiot."
  17. Hey, if it keeps Sting from releasing more solo material, I'm all for it!
  18. Hey Chris - I got the gig through the label, Rhino Records. I've written probably 10-15 sets of liners over the years for various artists (Tommy Keene, The Toms, The Scruffs, The Rooks and Rhino's Poptopia power pop series, among others). I also did the notes for the Raspberries' Refreshed disc back in the day... The most interesting gig had to be writing the liners for Starbuck's Greatest Hits CD. (Yes, the "Moonlight Feels Right" crew.) This took tons of research (thank God for the internet) and also a lot of creative writing in trying to come up with nice things to say!
  19. It's a fine compilation, indeed, with a great cross-section of songs from their career (including a couple of tunes from their Great Buildings days in the early '80s). I was fortunate enough to be asked to assist with the song selection and also wrote the liner notes...
  20. Ahhhhhhhhh, "Can I Carry Your Balloon?" - GREAT song! This is indeed a true lost classic of the "bubblegum" genre, and (from what I've heard) very much unlike The Swampseeds' other stuff, which was more garage/R & B-oriented. I first heard "...Balloon" about 10 years ago on a bubblegum obscurities compilation tape that a friend made me; one of my former bands almost covered it for the RIGHT TO CHEWS bubblegum covers compilation a few years back, but we chickened out and went with "Goody Goody Gumdrops" instead. As far as I know "Can I Carry Your Balloon?" is unavailable on any "legit" CD, but can be found on Volume 31 (!) of the delicately-titled "Bubblegum Mother****er" bootleg series that came out a few years ago. As an aside, fans of the bubblegum genre would be well served to snap up copies of any BGMF discs if you happen to run across them - they are out of print, but filled with oodles of tasty bubblegum obscurities from artists well-known (Andy Kim, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Troggs) and hopelessly obscure (Pattie Flabbie's Coughed Engine, The Yummies, Hot Chocolate Music Company Ltd.). It's all supremely melodic, hummable and very, very cool stuff!
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