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Old 05-11-2006, 06:32 PM   #51
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Brink, and Cathy, I am sorry to hear of your respective losses. I greatly sympathize.
-Geo Steve
Thanks Geo and Bill. It was a few years ago, and I'm over the shock of it now. Sometimes, when I think of one of Dad's goofy sayings or something, I still get misty eyed.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:03 AM   #52
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This is off topic really -( don't send out the hounds! ) but I love Roger Whittaker's work. So does a certain Talbot10 who has met and can regale with personal tales of their meeting(s). (Don't be annoyed at me Bill for talking out of school!)
I have only seen him play once. At the Sydney Opera Hose in about 1984. I insisted on taking my wife along -(she was reticent) and he was wonderful if somewhat unusual as he broke up his concert with a slide show based on his home country of Kenya ! It was like a travelogue /tourist promo...I think it was about a week after we saw U2 hammer the Sydney Entertainment Centre with the opening concert of their "Under A Blood Red Sky" tour. ( the "Red Rocks "concert )

But I digress. The Last Farewell is one of those songs that has stood the test of time and will continue to do it.

PS If you want to hear someone who can whistle, fair dinkum like a piccolo or a real musical instrument , then Roger Whittaker is your man - try the track called "Mexican Whistler" for those who can access and download the tune if you doubt the truth of it.... Astonishing.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:10 PM   #53
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I listenedto Roger Whittaker sing once,no offensebut I couldn't keep a straight face! :D LOL!

Hey,that's just me though.

How about,'80s "Funkytown" by Lipps. Inc (Lip-sync)? The female singer and her male instrument playing partner made two LPs but this was the only hit they got!

The follow up "Rock It" never got higher than #80! The song has been heard for 26 years but they're somewhere enjoying middle age now. Love to see them show up on one of those PBS specials though.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:03 PM   #54
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but you can keep a straight face through Funkytown?
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:44 PM   #55
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It's fine if someone wants to "return fire" Mike. It couldn't change my view of Mariah anyhow.

If she went down Whitney's path though,I'd really be crushed,as well as feeling so very sorry for her if she did.

Not gonna happen though! :D

LSH,I don't think we're meant to keep a straight face during "Funkytown". :D That and Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" from 1979! That song cracks me up! LOL!

A really cool 1 H.W. from '79 also,"Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart. A remake of the 60's song. She then tried to bastardize The Doors by disoc-fying "Light My Fire". Dancable but just weird and wrong.

Same as the new Blondie/Doors mix called "Rapture Riders". [img]tongue.gif[/img] A combo of "Rapture" & "Riders On The Storm" with an equally stupid video to go with it! Ugh!!!

By the way...Brink,Otis Redding had like 11 more hits than "..Bay". Just letting you know.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:40 PM   #56
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Gee Walter I didn't konw that, I thought that he died before Sitting On the Dock of the Bay and that was the only one.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:23 PM   #57
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding

Hi Brink! Instead of my making the list,just click up top to see Otis's Hot 100 career in the U.S. Lot faster! :D

The ones that say "U.S." are the pop chart.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:31 PM   #58
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:37 PM   #59
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Billy Vera and the Beaters: What Did You Think

What did you think I would do at this moment When you're standing before me With tears in your eyes...

Remember this one? Any previous or follow up hits? I can't seem to think of any...
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:29 AM   #60
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Billy Vera and the Beaters: What Did You Think

What did you think I would do at this moment When you're standing before me With tears in your eyes...

Remember this one? Any previous or follow up hits? I can't seem to think of any...
I remember buying that for my mum - she loved it! I've heard it playing in stores etc....always know it right away...

He had hits that others sang. interesting bio:
http://www.livinblues.com/bluesrooms/billyvera.asp
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:22 PM   #61
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B-stone: Howdy. I appreciate the Roger Whittaker follow up from you as an alternative point of view. Have you ever heard "The Last Farewell" ? Its arguably his hands-down best hit, and really did fall into the crossover categorie in '76, or so, the same Time Summertime Dream and the Wreck were building momentum. When I bought both albums simultaneously, I mused over the maritime connection between the two.

And Sydney Steve, I agree with you on The Last Farewell. It has stood the test of time, and to this day when I hear it, rarely on the radio here in Colorado, or put it on my old turntable, I still get the 'Skinbracer" invigorating ocean-spray slap-in-the-face wake up. He** of a song.

If someone were to hear some of his "easy listening" standards only, they would have a very incomplete view wouldn't you agree ? And man-oh-man are you right can he whistle. He is rather well-noted for this, as I recall.

I still reccomend for new listeners Dirty Old Town as well, a song that always evokes for me that feeling you get on the first or second date with "The" woman meant for you. I'd stack up that song and Last Farewell with a lot of GL songs, although Gord remains my favourite.

Whittaker's "Water Boy", as I mentioned in raising the Whittaker entry, is also a showcase for his powerful bass voice, I swear he could bust all the glass out of the Long Branch saloon in "Gunsmoke" !

I have heard the warbler song and that whistling is definately staggering as you pointed out Sydney.

If someone catches only one of his renditions of songs such as "Send in the Clowns", where he is dressed as a clown, I can understand where a top40-oriented listener would dismiss him as another "category" of singer, but that is in fact his strength, similar to GL's, is his timelessness and versatility, and outstanding voice.

And I STRONGLY reccomend his traditional (Irish ? ) Folk Songs album, with "The Ash Grove" etc. It is pure acoustic and incredible voice classic timeless folk.

OK enough enough, I'll stop....

- Geo Steve
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Old 05-18-2006, 04:34 PM   #62
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nice thoughts, Geo. I agree with you, I totally loved Roger, even bought the 45 of The Last Farewell. I think I'll have a look-see at Amazon.com for his Best Of collection... thanks for reminding us!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:55 PM   #63
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{BRANDY}:: BY LOOKING GLASS. That song takes me back to 1972,73. Those for me were great years...
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Old 05-20-2006, 04:18 PM   #64
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"Did you boogiw with your baby iun the back row of the movie show."

"Did you boogie with her there 'cause you had nowhere else,that you could go?"

"When the lights went way down low,did you forget about the picture show?"

"Did you boogie with your baby in the back row of the movie show?"

("Did You) Boogie With Your Baby" - Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids

One hit,that's all they had! ...but what a great one.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:09 PM   #65
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OK Have I got a doozy for you
This morning on New York's annoying news radio station 1010 WINS I was surprised to hear a commercial that began "Hi this is Wink Martindale"


[img]http://www.winkmartindale.com/images/menu/logo3.gif[img]

OK I now see from a Wiki that he
"is perhaps best known as a game show host"
Not being a great follower of US game shows I never knew that. So my mind immediately recalled:-
"His rendition of the song "Deck Of Cards" went to #7 on the Billboard charts and sold over a million copies in 1959."
I suspect therefore that he qualifies as a one-hit-wonder.unless Walter knows differently??
I will never forget those immortal lines:-

You see Sir, when I look at the Ace, it reminds me that there
is but one God.
And the Deuce reminds me that the Bible is divided into two parts, the Old and the New Testaments.
When I see the Trey, I think of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
"And when I see the Four, I think of the four Evangelists who preached the Gospel; there was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
And when I see the Five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps; there were ten of them: five were
wise and were saved, five were foolish and were shut out.
When I see the Six, it reminds me that in six days, God made this great heaven and earth.
When I see the Seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day, God rested from His great work.
And when I see the Eight, I think of the eight righteous persons God saved when He destroyed this earth; there was
Noah, his wife, their sons and their wives.
And when I see the Nine, I think of the lepers our Savior cleansed, and nine out of the ten didn't even thank Him.
When I see the Ten, I think of the Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses on a table of stone
When I see the King, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty.
And when I see the Queen, I think of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is Queen of Heaven.
And the Jack or Knave is the Devil......
So you see, Sir, my pack of cards serves me as a Bible, an Almanac and a Prayer Book."
sorry to get "religious" on you
Not bad for a confirmed agnostic
It won't happen again,Promise.
So din't send me to Coventry or ignore me please
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Stationmaster Lorne Help!!
I wanted to display the complete logo as shown on Wink's site:-
http://www.winkmartindale.com/mainmenu/index.html
but it is in 4 parts
I can get three to appear but as you can see the third won't nor do I know how to get 2,3 and 4 all together in the same line as they appear on Wink's site.I was thinking that since you previously got 4 on a line could you try with these three please?? Over to you
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:27 PM   #66
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The link to his site served it's purpose Sir John...I saw the full logo at Wink's site....

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Old 05-22-2006, 07:11 PM   #67
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The link to his site served it's purpose Sir John...I saw the full logo at Wink's site....

Char
OK clever clogs that is why I gave the link (so that Lorne could see the effect I wished to recreate) and because my point was that I had previously admired Lorne's ability to make a number of pictures appesar here on the same line, something I tried but failed to master, oh do shut up hooligan fellow down under. i thought that if Lorne were to look sat Wink's site and he would then see that three of the 4 gif image files that make up the full 4 gif file montage are indeed all on one line and he might then be able to get them to appear here similarly and I could learn myself so that I could add this trick to my upcoming revised displaying tutorial
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:38 PM   #68
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aha Sir John...if the link shows us the image at the other site is there a need to post it here too?

I love my 'wink' face being used apropos to the Wink site...I'm easliy amused....
lol

and I do like 'clever clogs'too !!
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aha Sir John...if the link shows us the image at the other site is there a need to post it here too?

I love my 'wink' face being used apropos to the Wink site...I'm easliy amused....
lol

and I do like 'clever clogs'too !!
No of course there is no need to post it here but if you reread my postings you just might realise that I was hoping to use this as an example of the technique to display more than one item on a line here which is something that stationmaster Lorne can do but I can't and I hoped to find out how to do it from him

People wearing clever clogs also wear clever trousers I believe!!
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Always versatile , the Master has entered the world of comedy in a big way!

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Re read ? I was unaware Char was a member of "Masochists Anonymous" ....

That said , Corfid rumours abound that John is as we speak in top level negotiations with a cutting edge medical publishing crowd who specialise in dealing with the problems of the sleep deprived. It is understood every post John has ever logged is to be rebadged as "The Insomniacs Self Help Guide "- printed straight to paperback in a multi volume release with 12 easy installments . woo hoo!

Save yourselves some money while there is still time Corfidites - take John's advice and
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:21 AM   #71
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LMAO!! Too funny Steve. Good humor.
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Absolutely too funny, Steve!!
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LMAO!! Too funny Steve. Good humor.
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Absolutely too funny, Steve!!
Oh come on ladies the Sydney hooligan ain't that funny.In fact he is a disrespectful insulting moron, and I understand that he is going to be the chief usher at his parent's wedding next month.
Please stop pandering to his egomania
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It's a pretty poor show when after trying my level best to present well researched,interesting educational and entertaining items this clown has to spew forth this sort of claptrap and horse droppings
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You go man, John. You tell 'em. To wit to 'em all ! Erudite ex-cogitations of fertile imaginations obfuscated by crepuscular, but well researched enlightment unite ! I'm with ya man. Which reminds me of a non-sequiter pivot, if you'll all alow it, and some general rambling of mine.... I hope u all find it interesting...
j/k John, - I satirize myself here far more than you, as I am sure you recognize. truth be told, I enjoy your postings very much.
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You go man, John. You tell 'em. To wit to 'em all ! Erudite ex-cogitations of fertile imaginations obfuscated by crepuscular, but well researched enlightment unite ! I'm with ya man. Which reminds me of a non-sequiter pivot, if you'll all alow it, and some general rambling of mine.... I hope u all find it interesting...
j/k John, - I satirize myself here far more than you, as I am sure you recognize. truth be told, I enjoy your postings very much.
- geo Steve
.......giggling and looking around for the dictionary... just reading all that sprained my lips! If they end up in a cast it won't be pretty.


OK, Mike. I've managed to come up with another one hit wonder after all those listed. It wasn't easy.

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