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Everything posted by BlondeVelvet

  1. Thanks Elle! That made my night! Hello! It's nice to meet you! In my next life I wanna come back as your twin!
  2. Close your eyes during "Sunrise", especially the beginning, and you can actually visualize the sun slowly rising & shining over a beautiful, "crimson sky" - unbelievable!!
  3. I file it under useless info I've retained in my brain. I couldn't tell you what I had for dinner 2 nights ago!
  4. I think the reason the NHL went to the extra point in OT was to make the OT more exciting. It gives the teams more incentive to actually play for the win, instead of "going through the motions" to protect the original 1 point they received after regulation. OT used to be as exciting as watching grass grow, IMHO.
  5. Another song I forgot to mention is Steelers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle With You". I didn't know it was about an artist stuck sitting between record execs at a record company dinner/party. I'm sure Eric can relate!! For years I thought it was about being stuck ( with your spouse/mate) sitting with in-laws! LOL "Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right Here I am Stuck in the middle with you" Singing this song (in my head) always makes me smile, nod, & seem sooo pleasant when conversing with my in-laws!
  6. I think Hockey (my sport) works the same way as PaulMaul explained. The NHL teams are presently fighting for a playoff spot, & the race is really heating up. This can be just as confusing as a team having a game or two "in-hand".
  7. Chris- Eric's "Sunrise" has always been an uplifting song for me. Many of his songs make me feel better when I have the blues, but "Sunrise" stands out. Listening to a favorite comedian is good too!
  8. My 1st real job was cashier/cook in a local deli when I was 16. An older doctor came in every day to buy a bunch of "penny candy" (remember when candy was a penny?). I was also responsible for keeping the magazines updated, including "adult" magazines. At 16, I got quite an eyefull!!
  9. I recall an "I Love Lucy" episode where a pregnant Lucy mixed sardines into her ice cream, (don't recall the flavor), & Lucille Ball was actually eating it! Yuck!
  10. When I was a kid my favorite after school snack was chocolate chip cookies with mustard spread on top. Yummy then... disgusting now!
  11. Suddenly all of the snow & cold isn't so bad. I hope they are safe & well!
  12. Stevie Nicks is a decent songwriter, but , I agree her voice is another matter. I always thought a duet between Stevie & Bob Dylan would be really funny. Thanks for giving Christine her due. She deserved more recognition. Stevie Nicks' version of "Silent Night" is my pick for a yucky song. Pretty song, but her version has the "nails scraping on the chalkboard" effect on me.
  13. Thank you! You are very talented!
  14. My hands are quivering with a burning desire to run my fingers through that gorgeous hair (head & chest)!! Thanks Bernie & Hossy!
  15. My Mom's tastes in music was quite different from my Dad's(rock & roll). She prefered Perry Como, Andy Williams, Doris Day, & Jim Nabors type of vocals & arrangments, and orchestra style instrumentals. I liked her music choices, and the diverse range of my parents music tastes gave me eclectic tastes in music. Not a bad thing!
  16. WOW! Mack The Knife was one of my Dad's all time favorites. Thanks for the memory LC
  17. Hi LC I heard the slow version of "Let's Pretend" one time, on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert when it originally aired, until last year when I found it on YouTube (thanks to Bernie & this site). I never forgot it, and I wanted to hear it again soooo badly. Now I can whenever I want, as I have it bookmarked, but thanks for putting it on your post. My Dad never had a chance to hear it, and I would love to play it for him. I don't know if it's possible to download it. Even if it is, I don't know if I can. I'm not computer illiterate- I'm a computer idiot! Oh well, I won't be able to visit him until the outrageous amount of snow we have melts anyway. Maybe July?!?
  18. When I was a teenager (& a huge Raspberries fan) my family was discussing favorite music & artists while eating dinner. My father, who was in his early 50's, was quietly eating his meal, as usual. After listening to this conversation for awhile, he suddenly exclaimed, "Well, I like The Raspberries!" He then turned to me, smiled & winked, then he quietly returned to his meal. He later confided to me he was serious, and he was finding himself humming one particular song to himself while at work. He thought it was a "pretty melody". After he hummed a few bars, I recognized it was "Let's Pretend". It was the beginning of a much closer relationship for us. I guess you could say we "Berry Bonded". Throughout the rest of his life he continued to be especially fond of Eric's music. My Dad passed away in 1998, and when I visit him I play "Let's Pretend" for him and softly sing along. Fortunately I am able to park my car close so I can play the CD player. I know he's smiling. This keeps us close, and I will always cherish the memory of that dinner so many years ago. THANK YOU ERIC!!! missm- I know this is a difficult time, and my thoughts are with you. I hope in time you will find comfort in the song you are singing to your Mom, as I have with my Dad.
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