mt58

Comments from mt58

At least anger is something... Indifference to art might be the worst possible reaction!
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
I remember reading about the most salacious parts of her memoir when they were culled out for publicity, for the requisite book tour. Yikes. The details were enough to make Danny Bonaduce blush.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
Great recorded moments in faux-ringback telephony: - ELO: Telephone Line - McCartney: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Pink Floyd: Young Lust - Sugarloaf- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
It's subtle. Like an anvil in a Road Runner cartoon.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
We're gonna to have to penalize you.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
Thanks for the fun game and for inspiring even more group camaraderie than we already had. You're doing great and taking good care of GBear. Good on you both.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
"Let's Pretend" almost sounds like it could have been a "River"-era Springsteen song. I can imagine it as an outtake on "Tracks".
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
I like that theory. My version would be the purchase of "Backfield In Motion" (which, in my defense, is clearly a much better record than today's number one.)
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
I just looked up 'throwaway" on my online urban dictionary. It redirected me here. Yecch.
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November 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron”
We're of the same mind. Cannot wait for the remake/homage, referencing current events. Meet you at the candy counter. Tickets: my treat.
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November 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Sorry for preaching but I get so emotional when I see and hear this. This is the last place where you would ever need to apologize for an emotional connection to art and music. Keep doing you, DanceFever.
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November 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Ex-ex had me at “Mainstreet”... ...and now, Deacon Blues? That’s it. Now you’re gonna make me cry.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Just spent a good three minutes and 41 seconds. Fit like a glove with the kind of day I’m having. Thank you, ex-ed.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
You speak a lot about St. A's. It generally seems to bring you peace. Good on you, Brigita.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Oh, this one... such an underrated jewel... Re: "it's easy to get burned"... Different takes, here, Archie. In my head, that line was always the reveal; the surprise twist ending. The protaganist suddenly realizes... something... as he finally boards the plane. Over the years, I've had many theories as to just what it was. Still workin' on exactly what.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
sometimes that's all you need Used to be that when I heard "Just Song..", I'd lament that there wasn't an additional verse. Then I got older and realized that it's perfect just the way it is.
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
Fanfarey trumpets, and oddish background singing that falls somewhere between declaration and defiance? It... works. Synthesizer sweeps, that by all rights should be trite and cliched? They shine like the sun. A weird, bridge-but-not-a-bridge? It’s actually pretty inventive. This one’s a tonic for me. I’ve never not had my mood improved and felt a sense of overall encouragement after hearing this record. Every time? “Absolutely.”
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November 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)”
I hear you. It’s the kind of thing that would drive vails absolutely crazy.
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November 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
Well put, Love. 1967 in a musical nutshell.
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November 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
Agreed! Robbie Krieger definitely delivered.
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November 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
I mean, come on.... https://youtu.be/MWeBBGK_bcA
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November 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
Whenever I opine that Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')" was Rivers’ best record, I understandably get the blowback. But I really do think it’s his best effort. Thoughtful and measured, with a nice bridge. And, I’m a sucker for crickets.
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November 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”
Agreed. Dismissing Manzarek’s solo as ‘noodling’’ stung. I’ll die uncomfortably on a hill while waving the Vox Continental flag for that one. One of my sharpest disagreements ever in this place.
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November 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up (Part 1)”