thegue

thegue

Educator with a love of travel, music, lists, cricket and being an contrarian.

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I saw the Charlatans (UK) at Tower Theater on South Street in Philadelphia in the late 90s with a number of friends. It was NOT sold out; maybe 500 people were in attendance. A few of my friends were British ex-pats, and one turned towards me: "The last time I saw this band was at Millenium Stadium in front of 80,000 fans!" I wonder if anyone has other stories of concerts like that...
I'm looking forward to the discussion on this video...
It has to be Jacob's Ladder! I went and saw it one night with a friend of mine, the next night we were back to see it again. The opening scene might be the most frightening scene I've ever witnessed, and still brings chills to my spine when I explain it to anyone.
And then, thanks to Pretty Woman, Roxette reached back into their catalog and hit worldwide with a slightly altered version of a holiday song that they’d recorded back when they couldn’t get arrested outside Sweden. In 1992, I thought I was going to get arrested in Sweden! My cousin and I were backpacking Europe, and we left the train station with a minimum amount of time to make the ferry which was leaving for Turku, Finland...and we had no idea where we were in the city. After wandering a few blocks, we crossed the street where we shouldn't have, and the police flashed their lights and stopped. Jaywalking is a crime in Stockholm? Oops... We explained our dilemma, the police put us in the back of their car and drove us to the port. Stockholm police: 10/10 Return to Sweden a week later: 10/10, even if I never tell that story. IMHBL: 7/10
Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” top YouTube official video comments: 1. The calmness in the songs of yesteryears is so impressive to me. No strain, no pain. Even for songs that are sad themed, the beauty emerges. 2. Everytime I listen to the song, I have to watch Pretty Woman. And everytime I watch Pretty Woman I listen to the song on repeat. It's an endless cycle with me.😭 3. My boyfriend and I met like this... 5 years ago! I'm leaving him tomorrow morning and this is EXACTLY how I feel! I was never worth it to him! Smfh😭😭😭😭 (I have so many questions) 4. This song isn't about a person. It's about the entire decade of the 80's and how we all had to let it go. 5. It takes a hell of a lot to make this 282 pound guy cry, the news of Marie’s death did it with ease. Most people don’t understand, growing up in the 80’s and 90’s most of our most precious memories are tied to songs from then. When she passed, it’s like a part of my past did too. Few will understand
10. All day long, 10 (but not my favorite song on the album!!!)
My wife and I used to attend a Halloween Party for a high school classmate who LOVED the holiday, and went all out on these bashes. At one of them, there was a fortune teller, and we sat with the prognosticator separately. She told my wife all the wonderful platitudes, and mentioned two kids. Did the same for me, but offered that I'd have three (we didn't have any at the time). Wife was slightly annoyed at me, but there was a barbecue in September of 1990, and my trip to WVU in October of 1992...
...yet Australia is the most sporting nation I've ever seen. Population of 25 million, with THREE 24-hour sports channels? More professional leagues than there are people? (I mean, it's an exaggeration but not by much!) Winter Olympics? Hardly any snow in Aussie (and the Blue Mountains BARELY count), but that didn't stop you from winning medals.
Something like 4% of the country was in the stadium for that upset win. That's about 12 million for the United States.
The Gallagher Brothers just threw beers at everyone in the chat room and told them to F*** OFF
True story, and this is what annoys me about today's 90s alt rock stations (think: Lithium): I called the local alt rock station when they had a 90s weekend, and requested Ned's. DJ had no idea who they were. I mean, even if he's a young whipper snapper, "Happy" was #1 FOR THE YEAR on WDRE. I'll get to a number of those lost bands (and songs), but no one remembering "The Devil You Know", "Happy", "Grey Cell's Green", or ANY of Belly's singles besides "Slow Dog" irks the living shit out of me.
forgot I KISSED her. Continued to hang out with her, but never made a move because I didn't think she liked me.
When I lived in Syria I had a MAJOR crush on a Cambridge student who was studying Arabic at the Ifiad. We hung out regularly, and I was planning on making a move on her at the Vicars & Tarts party I threw with some friends, but Caroline was anything but predictable. She was leaving early with some friends. I took a chance: You can leave, but you have to snog me first. She did. We did. Then she left...and I forgot about that kiss (if you remember, it was the same night I stripped to "Devil Inside"). She liked me...but realized I didn't remember, and I wasn't reminded of it until March, three months later, after my window of opportunity had closed. So why am I mentioning it? She had the Chynna cut, and it looked spectacular. She looked spectacular, and I blew it in typical thegue fashion.
Owned this CD somehow, since I didn't purchase it, but listened to it constantly. "Way Down Now" isn't as great as the Bang! album, but it's a solid 9 for me.
Alright is a 10. Let me rephrase: THIS version of "Alright" is a 10. It HAS to include Heavy D. Either way, it wins in a walk, though Quiet Riot is just behind with an 8. Benetar gets a 6, ONJ a 4. Magic is now a 2.
MomH: did not know this song existed. Did not know this was a collaboration...but do know the world did NOT need it to happen. 2 The Brothers Four: it doesn't have offensive lyrics, unless there's some Shakespearian entendres in there. 2 Paul Anka: it takes a LOT of work for this to not be the worst song in one's catalog, but dammit if Anka does make it so. 2
"Downeaster Alexa" was brilliant. I enjoyed Allentown enough when members of my high school cross-country team changed all the lyrics to connect with their hometown. Still remember those lyrics rather than Joel's! Oh, we're living here in Vincentown And they're closing our factory down...
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