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  1. 3 points
    _Laurie_

    The Jokes Thread - Relaunched

    A cop calls in to report a shooting on his radio: " It appears that an elderly woman shot her husband because he walked across the floor she just mopped" Captain: "Well did you arrest her?" Cop: "Not yet sir, the floor is still wet"
  2. 2 points
    Hi from just over 10 years in the future. I belive the answer to your question is L'Amour toujours (I'll fly with you) by DJ Gigi D'Agostino.
  3. 2 points
    Lucky

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I like having defensive players in Kevin, for exactly the reason you mentioned, it's just kind of fun to move them around and see how many extra points you can garnish.. I'd missed that. I'm ready to go, hopefully my football team is slightly better than my baseball team this year. Good luck everybody!!
  4. 1 point
    Carl

    Tom Petty dead at 66

    His tour came through my parts a few months ago. The next morning, I saw some young people in T-shirts from the show as I was getting my bagel. I asked them how it was, and they went on for quite a while about how amazing it was. Artists like Springsteen and The Rolling Stones have plenty of young fans, but the older ones take all the oxygen. Petty was accessible, constantly moving forward while honoring the past in a way that didn't feel like nostalgia. Here's what I posted on our Facebook page this morning. Almost hit send on it yesterday when the story first broke, but got the news that he was still on life support. Petty wrote from personal experience, but made it our experience. "Refugee" is about feeling trapped, which is how his record company made him feel at the time; "American Girl" is about longing for something more out of life, with his hometown of Gainesville, Florida as the backdrop. After someone burned his house down in 1987, he wrote one of his most personal songs, "I Won't Back Down," which he thought was "too obvious" when he wrote it. What's obvious now is that it's a powerful and sincere anthem of resilience. He was known for his integrity in standing up for the artists and fans against the corporate money grabbers. When his label, MCA, tried to make Hard Promises the first major album priced at $9.98 (going rate was $8.98), Petty dug in his heels, threatening to name the album "$8.98" if they tried. Tom Petty used his powers for good. He hosted a fantastic show on Sirius/XM called "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure," which he curated with hidden gems, making for some very satisfying discovery in a way no algorithm could. He championed the human element in music, which is especially acute in his 2002 song "The Last DJ." Released at a time when corporate radio was shushing local voices so they could save money by piping the same transmission to multiple stations, the song made it clear to those voices (this writer included) that someone still cared. His music videos were groundbreaking, and they still hold up. Often surreal ("Don't Come Around Here No More") and always entertaining, they earned him an MTV Video Vanguard Award in 1994. Many of his videos started with him opening a book to reveal the story. He and the Heartbreakers recently wrapped up their 40th (!) anniversary tour. It was triumphant, with an audience that crossed generations, united by the music. Millennials aren't all into EDM and the squiggly sounds of today's hits - many love classic rock. Petty was one the last really accessible rockers on the top tier. You'll see many young people with T-shirts from that tour because they could afford to go with money left over for the merch tent. Petty had both personal genius and the ability to find and nurture top talent. The Heartbreakers are an incredible band, with two members, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, around from the start (actually, even earlier - they with Petty in Mudcrutch). When Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, it was with his band. Outside of the Heartbreakers, Petty also collaborated with the best and brightest. Along with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, he was in the Traveling Wilburys. Dave Stewart of Eurythmics co-wrote "Don't Come Around Here No More"; Stevie Nicks wanted to BE a Heartbreaker. Expect a deluge of well-deserved tributes.
  5. 1 point
    kellygirl

    Meaning of Ribbon in the Sky

    I was wondering if anyone out there knows the meaning of Stevie Wonder's 1982 hit Ribbon in the Sky? I love that song; it has its own meaning to me, but is there a general one most people use? Thanks for your help!
  6. 1 point
    CourtneyBenton

    Songs with scary sounding tunes

    The 2 songs I can think of that sound scary are "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins and "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin Does anybody think of any other songs like that?
  7. 1 point
    The Monkees - "Goin' Down" Damn, this is good.
  8. 1 point
    HELLO JIM, I FOUND YOUR POST ABOUT A SONG 11 YEARS LATER, I SUPPOSE IT'S THE SAME SONG I'M LOOKING FOR, DJ SAKIN & FRIENDS - DRAGONFLY, I HOPE YOU STILL HAVE THIS ACCOUNT
  9. 1 point
    Otokichi

    Song/Video of the day

    Thirty years ago, Kelly DeLima formed "Kapena," a "Brownbags to Stardom" contest Kaimuki high school band that went on to bigger and better things. Brothers Tivaini and Teimomi Tatofi returned to Tonga to start families, and Kelly eventually got his kids to play. A reunion happened recently, and local music program "Hi Sessions" recaptured that old Reggae magic. Who/what is "Kapena"? What is "Masese" about? So, what else did Kapena do?
  10. 1 point
    Shawna

    What sweetens your coffee today II

    Howdy, ya'll.
  11. 1 point
    Carl

    song needed

    Sounds like an advanced class.
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    A non-partisan discussion. I was just reading how The Stones and Elton John recent fired off severe objections to using their songs in a campaign. So in researching the subject, I ran across this ... Technically speaking, copyright laws allow political candidates to use just about any song they want, as long as they're played at a stadium, arena or other venue that already has a public-performance license through a songwriters' association such as ASCAP or BMI. However, the law contains plenty of gray area. If a candidate refuses to stop using a song in this scenario, an artist may be able to protect his "right of publicity" – Springsteen's voice blaring over a loudspeaker is part of his image, and he has a right to protect his own image. "It's untested in the political realm," says Lawrence Iser, an intellectual-property lawyer who has represented the Beatles, Michael Jackson and many others. "Even if Donald Trump has the ASCAP right to use a Neil Young song, does Neil have the right to nevertheless go after him on right of publicity? I say he does." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-politicians-keep-using-songs-without-artists-permission-20150709?page=2 I agree. Because if it was my song, I would want to protect what it it used to "represent" or "promote". E.G. If I was opposed to alcohol consumption, say on a deep and personal level, not just a simply objection, an all out loathe the practice, say, than I wouldn't want my song used in a Beer commercial or a Scotch ad. I say that's a justifiable objection. Well a political candidate can certainly strike a similar chord with an artist. What do you think?
  13. 1 point
    RonJonSurfer

    Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

    I wish I knew...
  14. 1 point
    edna

    Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

    OH, you mean this one... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn0ZJHVH17I
  15. 1 point
    bluesboy

    Announcements

    Today starts our Anniversary Celebration Week !! for Lucky and I. Culminating into the Zenith Wednesday January 27th and subsiding into saturday... 9 Glorious years together.
  16. 1 point
    edna

    great oldies that didn't sell

    Hello my dear friend!! So good to meet you here again!!
  17. 1 point
    Jenny

    What sweetens your coffee today II

    I try, but I live with someone who is a serial complainer and very negative. Almost everyday, I lose patience early in the morning and then feel like a loser the rest of the day. So staying positive is actually a struggle, but yes, I try very hard.
  18. 1 point
    Carl

    Why should I !!!

    Powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  19. 1 point
    Addictedtoclassic

    Vision

    This is one I started a couple months ago and finally got around to finishing. There you stand before me A vision in my head But why can I only see you When I?m lying in my bed In a flash, you disappear Bring me back to where I?ve been But when the lights go on, I open my eyes And lose you once again [Chorus] Sweet vision in my head You?re making me go insane Sweet vision in my head When will I see you again With eyes so soft and a smile so bright I?m in love with who you are Everything about you just seems so right But I don?t know who you are For some reason you seem so real Yet there?s nothing there at all My arms reach out to just hold on Into my dreams you start to fall [Repeat chorus] I don?t understand what is real Or what is just a dream You visit me in my sleep It feels so close to me Sweet vision in my head You?re making me go insane Sweet vision in my head You feel so real to me Sweet vision in my head You?re making me go insane Sweet vision in my head When will I see you again
  20. 1 point
    RonJonSurfer

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    It was December 9, 1965 when the world was first given the gift called "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Fifty years??? What??? I was a mere 7 years old then and I recall sitting in my parents living room watching this special year in and year out. No VHS then, no DVD's, no downloads...no nuthin'!!! If you missed that one showing on WCBS-TV, you missed it until next year. I couldn't wait to introduce my kids to The Peanuts Gang doing their thing and I'm sure grandkids will enjoy it someday too. Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.
  21. 1 point
    Mike

    for the fashion conscious

  22. 1 point
    Otokichi

    is anyone actually here???

    Sheriff Andy sings!
  23. 1 point
    Otokichi

    Song/Video of the day

    And now for something completely different...from David Benoit.
  24. 1 point
    _Laurie_

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Definitely a classic that I also look forward to seeing to this day. I also introduced my girls to these holiday classics. I'm so glad they continue to air these shows so kids today can enjoy them also. Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorites, and of course The Great Pumpkin was cute too.
  25. 1 point
    Carl

    Songfactors Football 2015

    What do I have to do!!! 7 freaking touchdowns from Brees and I still lose! Guess it's a team game, and if there's nobody catching TDs, you're still vulnerable.
  26. 1 point
    phil

    Songfactors Football 2015

    At least baseball is going well! I'm hoping to make a charge in the second half of the season. Good luck this week, Kevin. I'll need some unexpected points to beat you this week.
  27. 1 point
    Kevin

    Songfactors Football 2015

    It was a pretty good deal to to start with. No one is way ahead in any foreseeable points. You want Fitzgerald, Kenne ?
  28. 1 point
    phil

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Good luck everyone. It's good to have football back.
  29. 1 point
    bluesboy

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I thought your first proposed draft time was... Sunday Sept.6/12am PST.
  30. 1 point
    Carl

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I'm good whenever works for you Kevin.
  31. 1 point
    CanAm

    Songfactors Football 2015

    If it is just autodraft, that's ok too. I've already edited my pre draft player rankings.
  32. 1 point
    bluesboy

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Lucky and I are ok with the Sunday date and time.
  33. 1 point
    Carl

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I'm in. Since no one is using Maniax (I miss the XFL), I took it for a team name.
  34. 1 point
    CanAm

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Hi, Kevin. I'm just off to work and I've forgotten my yahoo email account name. I'll send it to you after work this evening. I'm devastated. My beloved Packers have probably lost Jordy Nelson for the season. Grrrr!!
  35. 1 point
    phil

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Choo Choo is in.
  36. 1 point
    Lucky

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I asked "yahoo answers" and found a question/answer from last year - it said that you must join via email or url. When I click the link above I get the option of sending a reminder to the commish of last years team, creating a new league, or joining an existing one (this is where I would need the url, there are thousands to search through), or to join an exsisting on demand league (not what we want to do). Kevin, on the join an existing option .... if you first click on "get another team" you are searching through thousands of custom leagues - you can narrow these down by various search criteria however, like league type (private) draft type (auto) and draft date - if we knew the draft date, we could narrow it down further, and possibly find Songfacts Football I'm going to send my yahoo email to you - but I think maybe we can still do the link thing - we just need a different one ..... can you post the url of the league page itself, rather than the general yahoo join url? Good grief! grrrrr - I don't know how to work this new format either - my inbox is full, I can't send a message until I delete some, and can't figure out how. I'll post the email here, and just come back later and delete it. See if you can invite me that way Kevy .... ca_hahn@yahoo.com
  37. 1 point
    Lucky

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Hi guys, how is everybody? I am in...... woops, except I'm not. I can't figure out where to join either, even going through the link. I'm in another Yahoo league and we joined via email invite. Maybe there is another link?
  38. 1 point
    bluesboy

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Lucky and I will play this year. She'll come on and confirm later on today.
  39. 1 point
    phil

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Sounds good.
  40. 1 point
    Kevin

    Songfactors Football 2015

    Thanks, Kenne. So... we still only have 6 it looks like, so far. I'll set something up now that the weekend is here and I have the time. We can discuss whether or not we want to proceed in the meantime. When exactly does the season start- first game- because we need to be decided and drafted before that point for sure. Anyone know offhand? I hate missing the first week if it isn't necessary.
  41. 1 point
    Wyld Card

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I posted a message about this league on Facebook and Rocky said he's too busy this year. The problem with ESPN is the auto draft (if you use that), in one league it gave me 2 kickers with the same BYE and only one QB, in the last round. I'm known to take a great QB with my first pick, so that really didn't go over well for me.
  42. 1 point
    Carl

    New Boards!

    OK, we've live with the new boards. There are still some rebuilds going on and some settings we're tweaking, so not everything will work right away. As for the emojis, we're working on those - some of our animated favorites don't play well with modern technology, so we'll need to find alternatives.   Lots of nice features on these forums - note that if you're using a phone or tablet, they should accommodate.
  43. 1 point
    miamisammy29

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I hate the NFL anymore! Goodell has turned it into a p*ssy's game! I'm in.
  44. 1 point
    CanAm

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I'm definitely interested. Check out espn's fantasy leagues, Kevin. I belong to several leagues in both Yahoo and ESPN, and I find ESPN's leagues more user friendly. Just a thought.
  45. 1 point
    Wyld Card

    Songfactors Football 2015

    I'm definitely in
  46. 1 point
    Rayzor

    So much more than Random Thoughts

    Yeah, Jenny. I lost 4000. No biggie, though cuz now it doesn't look like I was posting a whole lotta nothing! LOL
  47. 1 point
    miamisammy29

    Name Something

    "Baby Got Back" Name the stage name you would use if you were in a successful punk rock band.
  48. 1 point
    CanAm

    Random Sports and Sport Talk

    Tell me you did not think I was serious about Gingras. Honestly, my favourite Quebec born player is "The Roadrunner" and IMO, The Rocket is the greatest Montreal Canadiens player of all time. I think the Rangers or Habs will make it to the finals from the east.
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    The Who kicked off the North American portion of its 50th anniversary tour tonight in Tampa, Florida. The British rock legends actually have two separate stateside legs scheduled for this year, with the first winding down May 30 in Forest Hills, New York, and the second running from a September 14 concert in San Diego through a November 4 show in Philadelphia. The trek, which has been dubbed The Who Hits 50! tour, is being viewed by some as “a nostalgia trip,” with the band looking back at its long history by playing a bevy of its classic songs, as well as a few select rarities. At a recent press event, The Who’s two surviving founding members, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, had slightly differing views on how to characterize the tour. Daltrey agreed that the trek was “a nostalgia trip,” noting that when the band’s plays its old songs, it brings fans “back to the time when [they] first heard them.” He added, “I kind of accept all that now, and I’m very happy with the fact that we’ve been around this long, and can still do it and still do it well.” As for Townshend, he said he views the outing more as a multigenerational celebration, and not just simply a commemoration of the group hitting the half-century mark. Explained Pete, “It’s a celebration of the fact that when people gather together to be in the company of a band and their music, they’re celebrating not only their own experience but, you know, sometimes too this will be a grandfather who brings his son and his son’s wife and their children.” Townshend also maintained that he finds it “very poignant” that he and Daltrey are still performing together after so many years, while adding with a laugh, “On the other hand, it’s also a bit sad…You would have thought we’d find something better to do by now.” Speaking about what kind of set list fans can expect from the concerts, Daltrey noted, “We’re not gonna get away with not playing ‘Baba O’Riley.’ We’re not gonna get away without playing ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ and those ones. But it will be nice to do songs that we haven’t done.” Townshend added that tour will give them “the chance maybe to do a few things that are a bit different or a bit new, or we shall see.” Since The Who launched its 50th anniversary tour with a U.K. leg last November, the shows have indeed included some relatively obscure songs, such as the mini opera “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” “Slip Kid,” “So Sad About Us,” “The Seeker” and “Pictures of Lily.” American fans also likely will be treated to a few interesting gems. Both Daltrey and Townshend have insisted that The Who Hits 50! Tour will be the last major trek the band will do, although no final show has been scheduled yet. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are serving as the opening act for nearly all of The Who’s 2015 North American concerts. Here’s a full list of the band’s stateside dates: Leg One 4/15 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 4/17 — Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena 4/19 — Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 4/21 — Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 4/23 — Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center 4/25 — New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival* 4/27 — Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center 4/29 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center 5/2 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 5/5 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 5/7 — St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center 5/9 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Arena 5/11 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 5/13 — Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena 5/15 — Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena 5/17 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 5/20 — Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum 5/22 — Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall 5/24 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 5/26 — Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center 5/30 — Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills Stadium Leg Two 9/14 — San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center 9/16 — Anaheim, CA, Honda Center 9/19 — Las Vegas, NV, Colosseum at Caesars Palace* 9/21 — Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center 9/23 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena 9/25 — Portland, OR, Moda Center 9/27 — Seattle, WA, KeyArena 9/29 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 10/1 — Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome 10/3 — Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Place 10/6 — Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre 10/8 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre 10/10 — Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 10/13 — Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center 10/15 — Chicago, IL, United Center 10/17 — Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena 10/19 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre 10/21 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre 10/23 — Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center 10/25 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center 10/27 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 10/29 — Boston, MA, TD Garden 11/1 — Washington, D.C., Verizon Center 11/4 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center * = Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will not perform at this show.
  50. 1 point
    Sweet Jane 61

    Who Am I?

    Who Am I? A face in the mirror is it familiar I don't know tired eyes looking at me shadowing my soul Paled skin drawn can it be mine surely it's not years past diminished softness besprinkled with spots Multiple strands of grey when did this happen where was I dullness surfaces aging gracefully a romantic lie
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