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  1. I'm interested in hearing about songs that you love that that you never understood why they were not bigger Smashes....My Raspberries Nominee...is...and always will be. (I didn't mean this thread for just Eric songs...I'll be back later with the Searchers, the Beach boys..etc. ...BUT...This is as good a spot to start as any...)
  2. Happy Birthday my friend..and a great birthday present for you..The Red Sox...though we're a little wary about the pitching...may be great this year.
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    Poppy Pop

    I sometimes go on tangents..and sometimes take the name of a thread very literally... Hey...this time I managed to do both at once... (Crazy Ira hears tumultuous applause from 1500 members of EC.com in his tortured mind.... )
  4. Mazel Tov M.E. and Wayne-Ira.
  5. How about some Rock and Pop songs that celebrate sheer JOY! Surprise...Old Ira from the 50's and 60's is posting something current... (...and I absolutely love the simile.."Clap your hands if you feel like a room without a roof"...that's just great!)
  6. Anne..Perfectly said IMHO!...AFTER 50+ YEARS...I still get excited when I hear that distinctive Brian Sound..
  7. Kirk...My thoughts exactly....To craft such beautiful music at a time when so many once creative people are recycling "Good Lovin'" at Oldies shows...AMA ZING!
  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts It sounds like you and your daughter have a very special relationship.
  9. Nancy..It is amazing with all the shit he's been thru...that childlike wonder is still inside him...yup...that song makes ya smile...
  10. This man can create "Hooks" like I create shopping lists when I'm thinkin' of goin' to Trader Joes.. Do you know HOW few artists in their 60's and 70's still have commercial and critical impact. when they issue new stuff.... Off the top of my head...Springsteen...Petty..Neil Diamond...Neil Young..and my patron saint Brian.. From album out April 7th..." Pier Pressure".. With all he's been thru.. F#$%&^G AMAZING!
  11. Beautifully written...Thanks Nancy...Oh yeah...the message of this tune ain't chopped liver..it's pretty damn good IMHO... .
  12. Thanks Nancy..Ya know...with all the psychologists and philosophers I can quote..I most often quote a Dr. Richard Starkey who once famously said..."It Don't Come Easy"..!
  13. Mary Ellen...So true...John Lennon was King of the World...and suffered all his life from his mom's neglect... Just listen to the pain...All the recognition could not erase that initial rejection...Tough Stuff!
  14. Mary Ellen....When I think of the fact that what was done to me would not make the front page of the Daily News...,just emotional stuff....and yet how devastating that can be.....I can't even imagine how women survive abuse and worse and kids survive neglect and worse. Thanks for your kind words and to quote the late Mr. Cocker....I'm Feelin' Alright "...
  15. My prayers are with you Wayne and Mary Ellen.
  16. I'm shattered....Lesley was the poster girl for innocent Teen Romance yet she was a strong independent gay woman..I wonder what those years were like for her. She was Quincy Jones' first major production success! BTW...her brother Michael created the "Fame" phrenomenon for which she co-wrote this incredible song.
  17. On this President's Day...I was thinking...In popular music..both Rock, and American Standards..I really don't know..... Are there a sizeable number of songs that pay tribute...not just mention..GREATS in Government...the military.. or even pay tribute to great singers...musicians...artists...actors...philanthropists...those who fought for justice..or a great cause? I can think of a few...BUT..."I Don't Wanna Spoil The Party So I'll Go"..( )... with just one! I'm eager to see what you guys come up with...
  18. I have hinted at having a rough childhood and that I know so much about 60's music 'cause it was safer...emotionally..."In My Room" with Brian and my other Radio Musical Good Parents..whose voices and words made me happy.. I'm one of millions who in my late 20's had a long time bout of real anxiety and depression... It can still revisit at times of great stress..but Thank God..infrequently and for MUCH shorter periods of time...AND I have Beverly..This makes such a difference.. Anyhoo..Robin Williams...Bobbi Cristina Brown...we know how devastating this can be.. I'm one of the lucky ones...I'm a survivor and NEVER forget how good it feels to feel good.. Here's a heartwarming tale that I hope has a happy ending.
  19. Marlene..Darlene....and all you other "Hook" Lovers..This is Dennis a few years back...voice still as sweet as in his heyday...(Though we all said that even lately...he pulls it off pretty good)..BUT here he's TERIFFIC IMHO!
  20. Happy Birthday Birdy...
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    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... )
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    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.
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    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..
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    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˜.
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