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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
I wonder how much response time would improve if folks stopped posting here and started posting to a new thread.

WHAT SONG are you listening to right now?(2)
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
^^
Don't do it....please.
multiple threads suck..

Plus, there are plenty of other music related threads..


edit..., ZB....Lol
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
Nita wins by a clear majority.



Things Have Changed??




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:08pm PT

Ed Harcourt - Back Into the Woods


Fleetwood Mac ~ The Chain ~ Live 1979
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
Back in 1974 not long after Im taken on as a junior reporter on MM, its deemed time to liven up the singles page and Im handed the gig, someone at the top end of the staff block making the not unfair point that since I have an increasingly noisy opinion about everything I should put my mouthy bluster to some practical use.

Everything seems to be going reasonably swimmingly in my new role until I review the new Wizzard single, about which Im unkind enough to Roy Woods manager to call me up in wrathful mood. I dont catch his name because this tough talking windbags threatening to have every bone in my body broken, my throat cut and my body burned and dumped in an alley somewhere, all which sems an implausible overreaction to a bad review. Who is this bullying wanker?

From his heavy breathing, he sounds like hes on his way to cerebral explosion that will leave him with not much more to do for the rest of his life than stare at a wall and wonder where his slippers are. I suggest he thinks about calming down a bit, which sets him off again. CALM f*#king DOWN? he screams. Do you know who youre f*#king talking to, pretty boy? I dont, which annoys him even more, so he tells me, and things get heated again and were both swearing at each other. This attracts the attention of a passing Chris Welch, who mimes the question: who are you talking to? I tell him its some onerous tw#t called Don Arden, whos threatening to have me so badly beaten up Ill never walk again. Chris pales, becons MM assistant editor Mick Watts and news editor Rob Partridge, both of whom flinch when Chris tells them Ive just told this Don Arden bloke to get f*#ked. Mick making it clear that I should put the phone down now. Hes clearly taking this a lot more seriously than I am, until Rob gets out Don Ardens file with a piece Rob has written about him, headlined THE HIT MAN, Don turning out to be an old school music biz leg breaker with a history of violence, intimidation and frankly wholesale corruption, who once hung impresario Robert Stigwood out of a first floor window in a managerial dispute over The Small Faces.

Alan Jones in Uncut 201, Feb 2014
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Jan 18, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
zB, maybe response time went down when everybody got all embedment happy versus the old primitive link post? I ain't no expert tho...
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 18, 2014 - 05:04pm PT

Tamakrest
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 18, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
Remember when Peter Gabriel had hair?

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 18, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
SB - I like that song quite a bit. Thanks.

Remember when Hank invented The Twist and Chubby stole it from him?



The story of the Twist becoming a hit was rather bizarre. "The Twist" was released in 1958 as the B-side of "Teardrops on Your Letter." Although Ballard tried to tell the recording company that "The Twist" was the better song, the company disagreed and refused to change the recording. The public actually agreed--"The Twist" never reached higher than 16 on the top hits charts, but "Teardrops on Your Letter" rose to number four. "The Twist" came to the notice of Dick Clark, director of American Bandstand and he wanted the group to come on the show and perform the song. By this time, the group was called Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. There are several opinions of what happened at this point, but negotiations fell through and Ballard never appeared. Reportedly Clark was disenchanted by Ballard's rather notorious reputation involving the lewd lyrics of the Annie songs.

Clark, however, knew that "The Twist" was something special, and he held auditions to try to find someone else to sing the song. He chose Chubby Checker because he sounded the most like Ballard. Checker apparently duplicated the Ballard recording, right down to the dance movements that he went to the Midnighters to learn. In 1960 Checker sang the song on American Bandstand and the song along with the dance craze became a major teenage fad. Checker's recording of the song hit number one on the R&B charts both in 1960 and again in 1961. Ironically, Checker's version was so close to Ballard's that Ballard thought it was their recording when he first heard it. Although Checker's recording of "The Twist" was to become the most popular, it also catapulted the Midnighters' recording with it. Ballard followed this success with several million-selling dance hits like "Finger Poppin' Time" and "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go."




This is for the not so silent majority Ms. X.

Sometimes I do wonder

Never know what she's gonna do



As long as we're going off Yonder's Wall, if Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. was the Big Bopper, who waas the Little one?

I have some ideas, but I can't say just yet.



rrider: correct-o-mundo! On second thought, though, if any of us was in that big a hurry would we be spending so much time telling everybody else what we're listening too?
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 18, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Wes Montgomery ≈ Bumpin' On Sunset

splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 18, 2014 - 11:26pm PT

Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Bad Boy

ZBRO there's so many great PS tunes, think i'll switch gears. thnx fer posting.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 18, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Patty, Patti

gave her the gun










splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:01am PT
Poet extraordinaire. only PS could improve on a classic like this by injecting her own verses in the middle of the song...


versatile/awesome voice. i think this song is responsible for more than a few young lads first crush (PS)...

Patty Smith ~ Because The Night
tellc

climber
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:18am PT
Boy & Bear - Southern Sun
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:26am PT
Yes indeed splitter, Patti, can own someone else's song.

This is a repeat, but everybody here has time on their hands - right?



PS doing her best Lou Reed



T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:32am PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:40am PT
As long was were on the topic of the Misses - Lawdy, Lawdy Tipitina




nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 19, 2014 - 02:04am PT
A good listen /review on NPR..
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/18/263095847/ill-take-you-there-the-staple-singers-rise-from-church-to-fame

The Staple Singers~ Uncloudy Day.........url, because, rrider is right....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7V7OMw7tg8

Splitter, really liked the Big Daddy Wilson tune.
Tobia, Wes Mongomery... some....smooth music...





splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 19, 2014 - 02:44am PT
Nita - Yo'sho are welcome! Glad that you enjoyed it.

Yo, z'Bro thnx again! Awesome (never saw nor heard either one).

and talk about about owning songs. well, she now certainly owns a piece of it along with Neil. Her lyrics SO nails it.

two of the very best together as one...


...
...
i didn't measure the breadth of your heart
i didn't know the depth of your soul
i couldn't see the images going through your mind
they were so far greater than my own.
...
...
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 19, 2014 - 05:03am PT
bill frisell ~ one of the days:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96oYk20-3I

dogwood acres: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyidtg2Z7I

we're not from around here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2VDqMR2Oc



pipe down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf4kRYhRMno

shucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHPFYrmKvSI


what an album!
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