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  1. OK, today's tune......I saw the writer of this tune in NYC in 2002, playing his/her first American shows in about 35 years. The artist/band had a not-so-big hit with this song in their native country, but got in big trouble over it....to the point where he/they got sued and ended up having to fork over all royalties. The lyrics aren't quite as masculine/butch as yesterday's song, but there you have it..... I heard the flowers in the breeze, Make conversation with the trees, Believed to leave reality behind me With my commitments in a mess, My sleep has gone away depressed, In a world of fantasy you'll find me Name that tune and the artist....
  2. I should be at both the Friday and Saturday shows...
  3. Tony - While I feel for you, this is how I felt when Bernie was posting all of the extra goodies in anticipation of "Tonight!"....and there I was with 2 ancient, crappy PCs (one here at home, one at work), and I couldn't download and play anything(!!) (Every time I tried, I got some sort of an error message, or statement that I couldn't do something because of security controls....and my computer skills are a lot more challenged than your inability to remember lyrics). Oh well.....
  4. Hmmmm.....too bad we can't somehow post musical snippets of each tune.....as in the television version of "Name That Tune" from eons ago.......
  5. Oh look......I just figured it out - :p
  6. Actually, there are multiple versions of those lyrics on Google, with varying degrees of punctuation.....but yeah, I gave it away.... although I am APPALLED that you people would resort to using Google!!! (I need to learn how to add those damn smiley faces to my posts....) I'm not sure how this one lasted so long, other than I suspect nobody looked at the thread. How did I avoid going postal? I actually do occasionally have work to do here in the office...infrequent, though, it may be..... Award a point to Mister Tunes....although the butch lyrics were posted with the very macho and hetero (as he keeps reminding us) Mister Cartmill in mind. (Oh Hell, I should have looked up "Macho Man" instead.....). I guess I also should have waited until he wakes up on the Left Coast to giver him a fighting chance, no? This was an easy one....tomorrow, I'll dip back into the record/CD collection for some lyrics that are unintelligible and, hence, unGoogle-able. In the meantime, Tommy T. is now the prohibitive favorite to win back this thread!!!! He has a big lead......6.5 points, with the nearest rival being "nobody", with 3.5.
  7. Per Tony C. - "But since I am a hetero white guy, nobody will listen or care" Tony - I'm listening and I care! I really do, and, for that reason, here's today's tune, especially with you in mind....... Where can you find pleasure, Search the world for treasure, Learn science, technology? Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true, On the land or on the sea? Where you can learn to fly, Play in sports or skin dive, Study oceanography? Sign up for the big band, Or sit in the grandstand, When your team and others meet? HINT (although perhaps not a very good one) - This is the very first lyrics I've used where I do not personally have the song. Consequently, if any of these lyrics are inaccurate, please write to Google and complain......
  8. JohnO

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    I'd be shocked if BM hasn't had at least 4-5 plastic surgeries/face lifts, etc., over the years. My guess regarding who wants to hear cheesy oldies regurgitated.....I'm guessing it's the crowd that watches "American Idol" religiously and enjoys it.....those who continue to watch it past the early rounds (when it's still possible to get one's kicks watching the really, really atrocious "singers").....
  9. Bernie - I think Gene Vincent died of some sort of internal bleeding, brought on by alcoholism (drank himself to death)...the car crash just crippled him. Also, there was another Allman Bros. Band member who died in a cycle accident - Berry Oakley, maybe? The scoring - Tommy, all of your team and joint efforts are confusing the Hell out of me - from now on, I'm just showing all TTMM and TTMM/g****e under your name, OK? Also, regarding various fatal accidents - Should I bring up gardening accidents? (Merle Watson and Jeff Porcaro, Toto's drummer) Howsa about acute alcohol poisoning? (Bon Scott, John Bonham, arguably Phil Lynott and Keith Moon) Tommy Tunes, et al. - 5.5 points AnneG - 2 Sterling - 2 JumpMan - 1 CubFanMike - .5 Nobody - 3.5
  10. 1/2 point for Mr. Tunes for getting the artist.
  11. Actually, you hit it 2 posts ago....it was Otis Redding's first single, "Shout Bamalama", with "Fat Gal" on the B-side - 2 Little Richard-style stomping rockers. The single was credited to Otis Redding and The Pinetoppers on the Orbit label, released in 1960, then reissued about a year later on King under just his name. This old single has been in most of the Otis R. box sets that are available, and the song has been covered several times, notably by Wet Willie and Eddie Hinton. Otis, of course, had a bunch of Top 40 hits starting about '65, with "These Arms of Mine", "Respect", "Mr. Pitiful", "Satisfaction", etc., etc., etc. Hints - Both Otis and Little Richard are from Macon, GA. Otis died in a plane crash in 1967. Tomorrow - no plane or car crashes involved.....
  12. I personally had little rooting interest in the game, and was leaning toward Pittsburgh at the start......but....found myself rooting for Seattle the 2nd half, due to piss-poor officiating, practically all of which went the Steelers' way. For Chrissake, let the guys play in the Superbowl!!! I don't blame Holmgren for being upset.
  13. OK, here's a BIG hint....the artist is trying to emulate/sound like Little Richard on this particular tune....
  14. Another hint - he/she is dead; has been for awhile.
  15. A hint....this is much more of a mainstream artist than you might be thinking....he/she had at least several Top 40 hits.
  16. Taj Mahal? No....not the singer or the palace in India....
  17. ...Aha, I looked it up! It's the South Park episode where Cartman finds a wrecked truck full of aborted fetuses, which he tries to sell, as stem cell research is very hot at the time. Congress then passes legislation making stem cell research illegal. Kenny gets really ill, and desperately needs, what else, stem cell-related treatment in order to live. Cartman, pissed about having a truck of fetuses he can't sell, goes to Congress and appeals to them to again make stem cell research legal, citing the case of his friend Kenny, AND leading Congress in singing "Heat of the Moment". They take pity of Eric C., and pass new legislation. In the end, Cartman lets Kenny die, but uses stem cells to build his own Shakey's (next to the real one), so he can get pizza whenever he wants it. Sick but very funny......
  18. To me, the best thing about Asia was on Southpark, when Eric Cartman led both houses of Congress in singing "Heat Of The Moment"....wish I could remember the circumstances, why he did that......
  19. Here's Wednesday's tune.....if you're familiar with this artist, this won't even be a softball coming your way...it'll be a beachball! An early single, and an unusual one for this artist, as it was done in the style of (perhaps as a tribute to) another great artist who hailed from the same neck of the woods..... Lord, have mercy on my soul, How many chickens have I stole? One last night, and the night before, Going back to try and get ten, eleven more... Name that tune....and the original artist.
  20. For another arcane piece of trivia regarding the Eddie C./Gene V. car crash, one of the Brit policemen who responded at the scene was a Dave Harman, later Dave Dee of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, who had 5-6 hit singles in the UK and Europe during the mid-late 60's.
  21. Not quite as old as the band members.....but damn close (and far more ravaged...all 4 of them at least still look good....)
  22. ...Actually, falling asleep and mellowing out is kinda what I do on most dates nowadays anyway! (Getting old is a bitch....)
  23. Well...I've only heard it a couple of times. Scott Walker's first 3-4 solo LPs used to do the trick for me after dates...and Hawley's music reminds me of SW's. He was Pulp's guitarist for awhile, no?
  24. Give Tommy Tunes the point for this! The song was written the day after the Buddy Holly/R.Valens/Big Bopper plane crash by a DJ friend of Eddie Cochran's named Tommy Donoghue (sp?), AKA "Tommy Dee". Cochran recorded the song the next day, but wasn't happy with his several takes. His version was finally released in the UK on a 45 in 1966 or 67. (The 14 months later clue above refers to the car crash in the UK which killed Eddie C. and crippled Gene Vincent in April 1960.) In the meantime, Tommy Dee put out his own version of "Three Stars" - he narrated it, and Carol Kay (not to be confused with Wrecking Crew bassist Carol Kaye) and the Teen-Aires sang on it. It was a hit in April-May 1959, shortly after the plane crash. Oh, and another clue - Eddie Cochran was scheduled to join the ill-fated tour, and may have died (but 14 months sooner), had he not been filming "Go Johnny Go" in Hollywood at the time. Also...."Three Stars" is not to be confused with "Three Steps To Heaven", Eddie C.'s single that had just been released when he died. I remember reading somewhere that his tribute to Holly/Valens/etc. was in the charts when he was killed. Tain't so........ For the younger board members - Cochran's better known for "Summertime Blues", "Somethin' Else", and "Come On Everybody". These 3 tunes have probably been covered hundreds of times over the years.
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