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Best Tunes from the 2T
#41
This isn't a favorite of mine, or a big hit when it came out, but it has some good moments.





The final Jeopardy answer today was in the category of British Pop Music. On July 11, this song came out on the day Apollo 11 went to the Moon, and it was played on board the craft before it landed. Space Oddity by David Bowie was the question. I remember the song fine, but I had forgotten the title.
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#42




From the youtube entry

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Christian e.g.5 months ago
heard all this through the eyes and ears of a 7-year-old boy in that time, the witching hour of America's history. So beautiful it sounds, the guitar work of Stephen Stills, that smooth keyboard sound of Graham Nash, so seductively it was, pulling in souls with that oh-so-lovely way the 3 of them harmonized their voices but listen to their words at the start: "A new day... a new way" So long the siren song of cultural revolution set to the sound of beautiful music...
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From the youtube entry

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Christian e.g.5 months ago
heard all this through the eyes and ears of a 7-year-old boy in that time, the witching hour of America's history. So beautiful it sounds, the guitar work of Stephen Stills, that smooth keyboard sound of Graham Nash, so seductively it was, pulling in souls with that oh-so-lovely way the 3 of them harmonized their voices but listen to their words at the start: "A new day... a new way" So long the siren song of cultural revolution set to the sound of beautiful music...
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#44
One of the things you should not forget is great lyrics from a song.

An unforgettable couple of lines come from The Beatles song A Day In The Life which go:" I read the news today oh boy,

"Four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire.

"And though the holes were rather small,

"They had to count them all

"Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall..."

The idea for the potholes came from an article in The Daily Mail on January 17, 1967, which said: "There are 4,000 holes in the road in Blackburn, Lancashire, or one twenty-sixth of a hole per person, according to a council survey. If Blackburn is typical, there are two million holes in Britain's roads and 300,000 in London."

It came to mind when I saw and article in The Times on Saturday (today) which had the headline: Fixing potholes will cost £12bn and take more than a decade"

It explained in a nutshell Britain's roads have fallen into such disrepair it would take 14 years to fill every pothole in the country.

Not a lot has changed since 1967 and things are supposed to be getting better.

As an added aside to any aspiring musicians who want to use the idea of potholes. When The Beatles used the lyric of The Royal Albert Hall being big enough to take 4,000 potholes.

Those responsible for running the Royal Albert Hall banned the song from being performed at the hall.

It the hall council's minutes it stated: "As a result, Council have voted unanimously to ban indefinitely the performance of the song by any artist performing at the Royal Albert Hall."

This ban was broken in 1989 but by then no one even remembered it was in place.

Another war lost.

And on the subject of things being the same think of the phrase ' a leopard never changes its spots"

This is now the big thing in the world of fashion. The leopard print coat is the new big thing as there are 5,500 styles of this type of coat.


Read more at http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/the...GrS7Tkd.99





"And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh"

Good advice these days?!
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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#45
And now a song for our times, right here, right now.







It's like Mideast double, double, toil , and trouble cojoined with assorted spooks listening in on yer interwebs and watching you on your webcam. One can now be paranoid, but that doesn't mean they ain't out to get you.


Of course we can always take a virtual vacation from this icky 4T and take a trip on the wayback machine.



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#46
In honor of Halloween. Big Grin 










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#47
I love that song from Cliff Richard!
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#48




A Jeopardy question today, and I didn't even get it right! (it was featured in a movie)

Enjoy the Bewitched Music:
http://philosopherswheel.com/bewitched.html

I'll have to add that Cliff Richard song to my list; I didn't know that one. Smile
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#49
Certainly the most memorable of Leon Russell's songs for me, even though it's called one of his lesser-known songs. I think of it ever time I think of Jesus and his resurrection. I was not that familiar with the whole Bible story when I first heard the song. So the story is linked in my mind to the song and Leon singing the title.



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#50
Thanks to the late great Leon Russell for making this song so beautiful as producer and arranger




http://www.allmusic.com/album/sunny-good...0002303572
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#51
More late Friday night  FM stuff.





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#52
President Trump Loves Gold

BY DAMON GELLER

“Bringing back the gold standard would be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.” — Donald Trump

For the first time in a century, we’ll have a man in the White House who believes in gold. President Trump famously accepted gold from tenants of his skyscrapers and has invested millions in gold himself. And now as president, Trump has vowed to rescue the nation’s currency by reinvesting the nation in gold.

This leaves only two possibilities: Trump will succeed in returning the nation to the gold standard and gold will skyrocket. Or the banksters will prevent Trump from succeeding, the dollar will collapse, and gold will skyrocket anyway. Either way, this is the giant historical moment gold has been waiting for. And it’s time for you to join Trump and back your savings & retirement with the world’s true, physical store of wealth.





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#53



Yes, good metal here, man. Cool
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(11-15-2016, 03:35 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: President Trump Loves Gold

BY DAMON GELLER

“Bringing back the gold standard would be wonderful.  We’d have a standard on which to base our money.” — Donald Trump

For the first time in a century, we’ll have a man in the White House who believes in gold.  President Trump famously accepted gold from tenants of his skyscrapers and has invested millions in gold himself.  And now as president, Trump has vowed to rescue the nation’s currency by reinvesting the nation in gold.

This leaves only two possibilities:  Trump will succeed in returning the nation to the gold standard and gold will skyrocket.  Or the banksters will prevent Trump from succeeding, the dollar will collapse, and gold will skyrocket anyway.  Either way, this is the giant historical moment gold has been waiting for.  And it’s time for you to join Trump and back your savings & retirement with the world’s true, physical store of wealth.



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(11-15-2016, 03:43 AM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote: Yes, good metal here, man. Cool

Gold is a heavy metal, yes. But this metal is not as precious; more subject to tarnish. Not as malleable. Not quite up to standard. 2T vintage though, more valuable. But Trump didn't quite go for that heavy metal. Nothing but gold for him. Rolling Stones gold. You Can't Always Get What You Want.

I didn't want Trump, and I don't need him.
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#56




Skeleton Man and Coy, Coyote. Big Grin
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(11-15-2016, 06:17 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 03:43 AM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote: Yes, good metal here, man. Cool

Gold is a heavy metal, yes. But this metal is not as precious; more subject to tarnish. Not as malleable. Not quite up to standard. 2T vintage though, more valuable. But Trump didn't quite go for that heavy metal. Nothing but gold for him. Rolling Stones gold. You Can't Always Get What You Want.

I didn't want Trump, and I don't need him.
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#58


The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me. -- Lysander Spooner
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#59




This single was released in the UK on this day 33 years ago.  A few months later it would become John Lennon's last US top ten hit, a little over 4 years after his assassination.  As a twelve year old delving into to pop music after having gotten a radio with a tape recorder for Christmas, it was like a recently discovered relic from a distant past I knew little about, beyond a child's perception, though I'm sure the Awakening seemed like just yesterday to adults--many of them probably weren't even aware they had stepped out of it.  John Lennon seemed to be.

"Nobody told me there'd be days like these."
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#60
Late 2T. Stephen Colbert (early Xer), who is a bit younger than these guys (core boomers), cited it today as Trump's new theme song, replacing "Hail to the Chief," because our new "president" is starting work on Monday.





Loverboy, from Canada according to Colbert. Everybody's "Working for the Weekend." The song starts over 2 minutes into this official video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3xL8K74Tkw

In 1990, Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" was featured in an extremely popular Saturday Night Live sketch involving Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze auditioning to be Chippendales dancers. The song was also featured in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, playing on Rock station V-Rock, as well as the video games Saints Row 2, and Shaun White Snowboarding. It is also featured in the 2001 comedy film Zoolander. The song was also featured, in full, at the end of the Rob Zombie film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. It was used as the background music to a Diet Pepsi television commercial in which a man is asked what else he would like to experience that is youthful, and he chooses his old van from the 1980s. The song also made a brief appearance in the movie Click. The song was even featured in the third episode of "Regular Show", Caffeinated Concert Tickets as well as the film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. The song was also used in a Toyota commercial featuring NASCAR driver Kyle Busch driving a 2012 Toyota Camry while singing to the song.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loverboy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_for_the_Weekend
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