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  2. Otokichi

    Won't You Be My Nrighbor?

    In 1969, fledgling Public TV, in the form of PBS, was about to fall under the budget axe as President Nixon sought money to pay for the Vietnam war. Sen. John Pastore, weary of testimony by PBS officials, had the hatchet ready when Fred M. Rogers appeared to defend PBS. This segment can also be found in the "Would You Be My Neighbor?" documentary, and shows what can happen when both parties have enough respect for the other to listen. See "Would You Be My Neighbor?," but bring enough Kleenex/handkerchiefs/towels, there's "a powerful lot of onion cutting going on" during the movie.;)
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  4. João Gabriel Lemos Coimba

    "Eo oh oh oh eo eo.."?

    Hello. I think this is the song you were looking for: Tragédie - Hey Oh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5kURsPznXw
  5. Otokichi

    New MiniDisc recording!

    "Techmoan" is just full of surprises. Submitted for your approval, a 2019 MiniDisc recording! Yes, it's time for another "blast from the past," the magneto/optical recording system that I saw locked up in a glass case and priced at "Apple Macintosh" levels in the 1990s. (I plodded along with compact cassettes until CD-Rs came along with MP3s and iPods just over the horizon.) This "video short" makes me want to look into this technology out of curiousity, since blank MiniDiscs and new recorders can still be found in Japan. So, Captain Ahab, is it time to "hunt for Moby Dick"?;)
  6. I'm new to this site. The song "Forever & Ever"(Baby I'm Gonna be Yours) was the song we chose for our wedding in 1975. We were sitting in a parking lot having just bought our rings when it came on the radio. I bought the 45 & gave it to my dear friend, now my brother-in-law, who learned it & played it on his guitar while we were signing the register. We played it on our 25th anniversary . My nephew didn't know what a 45 was. Times have certainly changed since those days.
  7. Otokichi

    Ruark R4, Mk. III DAB Radio

    Digital Radio was announced...then disappeared in the U.S. Out here in the North Pacific, analog AM and FM radio continues to pollute, er broadcast what ever Corporate Radio deems important. (I can't remember the last time I tuned in a radio station. The last power outage? That's it!) Presented for your approval, "Techmoan" went shopping for an up-to-date Radio/CD player combo, and found a fork in the road. You will find out something/more than you ever wanted to know about Digital Audio Broadcasting in the UK. Long story short, the (somewhat) pricey Radio/CD player combo was a hit. (Sorry, no puppets.)
  8. Carl

    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Agree. Hope they life you never imagined is a good one.
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  10. RonJonSurfer

    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Well it's good to see you stop by and check in. Ron
  11. Levis

    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Y'all thought you'd got rid of me But my life is meaningless without my Fin and Farin. Coming back here reminds me of all our time together, and makes me a bit sad. I don't know where they are (or even if they're still alive???) but I hope they're happy. (Joined at 17, now 32 and living a life i never imagined for myself !)
  12. Linda Ronstadt hasn't sung in 10 years because of her Parkinson's disease. This video is a great look at how she's doing today, which can be summed up in two words: Acceptance Uncompromising She retains a huge fan base that really connected with her music and her struggle.
  13. I don’t know where to search, so I’m taking a chance you might be able to help. I’m looking for a song that was sung in Italian by a woman in a commercial. I believe there was a convertible sports car and perhaps a woman at the wheel. The song is just playing. The car is traveling on a road up a mountain. It looks like Italy and that makes sense since the song is in Italian. I’m fairly certain the singer had a first and last name, unlike Giorgia, a popular Italian singer. It could have been advertising a fragrance like Dolce & Gabbana, although I don't see anything like this when I check their commercials. This slow song sounds as if the singer is sad or angry. Maybe a bad love affair. This commercial played a lot, and I wish I could say what year, but I can’t. It could well be five years ago. I lost over 6,000 songs when my hard drive failed. I think if I saw the name of the song, or even the name of the singer, I would know that was it, and certainly I would remember the song immediately if I heard it. I can almost picture it in the list of songs I had and I want to say the singers first name starts with an 'M.' When I look up Italian female singers I see nothing that rings a bell. Thanks so much! Tracy
  14. Otokichi

    A Fistful of Woolongs...

    I've seen other reviews and retrospectives about this ground breaking 1998 Anime series, but what we've got here is Something Completely Different. There is a short followup video on Jet, Spike, Faye, Edward, and Ein, so look for that if you're a Space Cowboy. I haven't seen anything like this with the possible exceptions of "Samurai Champloo" and "Space Dandy," since Anime is (usually) aimed at kids. So, Speak Like A Child, to the Heavy Metal Queen as The Real Folk Blues plays in the background...
  15. Otokichi

    Hey Julie

    Since it's Ice and Snow in the Lower 48, I was looking for the Fountains of Wayne "Valley Winter Song," when I came across this. Here's something for people living "The Office" in real time. "Julie" is something else!;) Happy Chinese New Year!
  16. Otokichi

    Wicked Game

    An lighter-than-air instrumental of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game." Jazz on Guitar, Taimane on 'Ukulele for Chinese New Year Saturday in Honolulu's Chinatown.
  17. Richard276

    For love of the game

    Can anyone tell me where in the movie is bob dylans song I threw it all away
  18. Otokichi

    "Stan and Ollie" (2018)

    I remember seeing this on TV during the VCR years, but it had all the impact of wet cement. Who would play "Bud Abbot" and "Lou Costello" today? Would any of today's Hipsters even know "Who's on first?" Hollyweird could do a "flipped version" with Black comedians from the Comedy Central talent pool to send up the "humorous Blackface politicians" of recent times. (But Key & Peele have better things to do these days.)
  19. Otokichi

    Component TV (B&W)

    It's 1978, and a band you've been following for years is going to do a video concert on TV. How do you make a recording from the 20 inch Sears Silvertone TV? Get out one of the cheap microphones the kids have been using to record audio letters, park it in front of the TV speaker and keep everyone away/silent as one-time-on-TV-only Creedence Clearwater Revival plays "Fortunate Son"? Take apart the TV and plug alligator clips to the TV speaker leads? J C Penney had an elegant solution via it's MCS line of audio/video components, where all you needed was an ordinary patch cord to record off TV. What's that you say? "Record the show on the brand new Panasonic VCR?" By cracky, that's a splendid idea! Breaking News! The "Moan Family" puppets are BACK!
  20. Carl

    "Stan and Ollie" (2018)

    Now if Abbott and Costello can get their own biopic...
  21. Otokichi

    "Stan and Ollie" (2018)

    I was dimly aware of this movie when it arrived in theaters in late December of last year. However, BBC America's "The Graham Norton Show" featured the actors playing Stan Laurel and Olive Hardy, so I'd like to point out this film, which is playing locally at an "Art House" theater 30+ miles away. And now, for those who've never heard the lyrics to "Dance of the Cuckoos," here it is: "Dance of the Cuckoos" (1932) See you "Way Out West," you "Sons of the Desert.";)
  22. I think Queen is a top contender. Think about it We will rock you, we are the champions, somebody to love, Under Pressure it goes on.
  23. edna

    The "Old" Songfacts Gang

    Hehehe... I'd love to...
  24. Otokichi

    End of the CFL age!

    "Techmoan" sees the light! It's the end of the CFL-and-tripod-light-stands at the Techmoan video cave, and the beginning of the LED age. For those "Oxford=Scientific-film-wannabes," here's how Great Britain's obsolete tech boffin examines sticky rubber belts and smoking/burning "Mission Impossible" (TV) props. I've often wondered what kind of a rat's nest is needed to show the innards of, say, an off brand Boom Box, and here it is in living LED light. Now do a video of grandpa's old Edison cylinder phonograph playing John Philip Sousa and The U.S. Marine Band doing "The Liberty Bell.";)
  25. Otokichi

    Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

    It's Summer Time...in Australia. Here's a dream-like movie set in late Victorian times that's become the first of the "Australian Film" wave that continues to this day. David Hamilton's "Dreams of a Young Girl"-soft-and-gauzy look influenced the film maker into a movie that blurred the boundaries between history and fantasy. The tale is so influential that a UK TV Miniseries has been/is playing in 2019.
  26. Otokichi

    "Stuck Like Glue"

    It's a dark a snowy morning, made for staying warm and asleep. Hawaii's wedding singer duo, Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson won't let you "hit the snooze bar" with this bright, lively, get-out-of-bed-and-live song. So what are you waiting for? Work/School/Life await, meet it head on with a song on your lips!
  27. Good morning, the ubiquitous YouTube videographer, "Techmoan" has struck again! Using his spider skills across the Internet, the British man of gadgetry has unearthed another real world tape recorder that "Mr. Briggs" and "Mr. Phelps" used for "Impossible Missions Force" briefings. The arch explainer has threatened YouTube users with insomnia, featuring this latest tale of defunct Japanese tech. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to glean information to bring this amateur thespian accolades enough for yet another "IMF Tech" segment on YouTube. Good luck, Fishies. Should any members of your SongFacts team by caught or killed, The Secretary will take an early coffee break, put everyone on "Hold," and say: "What, Me Worry?" while displaying monumental indifference.
  28. So im looking for a song in a girls point of view about being in a longterm relationship and then cheating with anf falling in love with one of his friends .. I prefer songs that arent old as dirt 😂 Tyia!!
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