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  1. The 'hook', is the part of the song that sticks in your head. LOL. That's the best way I know how to explain it. The refrain, or line, or whatever, that draws you to the song, I suppose. I'm not sure it's always lyrics, either. I suppose it can be a guitar riff, as well. Or drums, or keyboards, who's to say. For instance, if I say "Satisfaction", the first thing you think of, is the guitar riff in the beginning. That's the hook. Maybe someone else can explain it better.
  2. How about "That gives a whole new meaning to washing your mouth out with soap"? Or, "Brush, floss, gargle. Repeat....repeat.....repeat...." * I am soooo sorry, Peachy.
  3. Well, I haven't poked at anyone in a while. Might as well be a complete coward and pick at someone who's not going to be back for a few days. LOL.
  4. In the spirit of the holidays, (yes, I know it's early November, but I have a reaaallllyy bad case of Christmas already), here's a poll:
  5. Aerosmith has a recording on their 'Live Bootleg' album of a show they did in a little nightclub before they hit it big. It's really raw, and you can hear individual people clapping, the amps humming and whatnot. Very intimate. Well, they do a cover of 'Mother Popcorn' that is just dripping with funk. What a gritty, nasty, attitude laced performance!!! David Woodford guests on sax. Top notch.
  6. I paid 4.50 to rent 'Sideways'. That was pretty annoying.
  7. Let me think.... I'd get Sammy all whacked out and swipe half his cds. I'd go to Elvy's house and watch the baby. She'd have 72 hours to cut loose. (I'd set aside bail money) Ken and I would track down a KISS convention, run a scam so we could pick a few pockets, max out a few credit cards, then high-tail it out of there. I'd take Katie and my kids to see KISS. (it's a must for any fan). I'd stand on the corner outside Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, eating soft pretzels with Unc, and laugh at the idiots coming out of an Eagles game. I'd go with CeeCee and break into her old house and get all her stuff. I'd fly out to San Diego, grab Bluesy, then we'd steal cars and rob banks and just generally cut one hell of a path of destruction as we made our way across the country.
  8. I'm around. No need to worry. I've just had a lot going on lately, is all. I'm fine, folks, and thanks for your concern. well, all except Sammy.
  9. Written by Peter Lafarge, and recorded by Johnny Cash on 3/5/64, "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" reached #3 on the country charts. Ira Hayes was a Pima Indian, who joined the U.S.Marines, for two reasons. One, to be able to send money home to provide for his family, and two, to get off the Pima Indian Reservation in Sacator, Arizona. While serving in the Marines, Ira was in the South Pacific. On February 23, 1945, Ira jumped in to help out 5 other Marines in the task they were performing, and ended up becoming part of one of the most famous photographs in American history, taken by Joe Rosenthal: Ira is the one all the way in the back. His hands aren't touching the flagpole. Well, of the six men who raised the flag, three never left Iwo Jima. Franklin Sousley was killed March 21, 1945, by a Japanese sniper. He was 19 years old. Harlon Blockwas killed in combat on March 1, 1945. He was 20 years old. Michael Strankwas also killed in combat on March 1, 1945. He was 25 years old. Of the three who made it off Iwo Jima alive: All three were part of Bond Drive 7, (I think that's what it was called), and toured the U.S. , making apprearances. Rene Gagnon died 21 years later, at the age of 53, bitter about his lack of fame. He was the only one of the six men to actually trya nd cash in on his accidental fame, having parts in two war movies after WWII had ended. John Bradley, who's son wrote "Flags of our Fathers" (which I have read), was the only one of the remaining three, to live well into old age, passing away on January 11, 1994, of a stroke. Ira Hayes battled alcoholism, and struggled with the attention he recieved. died on January 24, 1955. He was found in a ditch, not far from an abandoned hut, where he reportedly played cards and drank the night before. The coroner's report concluded he died from exposure and too much alcohol. Ira Hayes' Life *on a side note, it's pretty tough to see all six men, sohere is a colorized photo, with each person's name assigned a different color. The Ballad of Ira Hayes Ira Hayes, Ira Hayes CHORUS: Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war Gather round me people there's a story I would tell About a brave young Indian you should remember well From the land of the Pima Indian A proud and noble band Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land Down the ditches for a thousand years The water grew Ira's peoples' crops 'Till the white man stole the water rights And the sparklin' water stopped Now Ira's folks were hungry And their land grew crops of weeds When war came, Ira volunteered And forgot the white man's greed CHORUS: Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war There they battled up Iwo Jima's hill, Two hundred and fifty men But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again And when the fight was over And when Old Glory raised Among the men who held it high Was the Indian, Ira Hayes CHORUS: Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war Ira returned a hero Celebrated through the land He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand But he was just a Pima Indian No water, no crops, no chance At home nobody cared what Ira'd done And when did the Indians dance CHORUS: Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war Then Ira started drinkin' hard; Jail was often his home They'd let him raise the flag and lower it like you'd throw a dog a bone! He died drunk one mornin' Alone in the land he fought to save Two inches of water in a lonely ditch Was a grave for Ira Hayes CHORUS: Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes But his land is just as dry And his ghost is lyin' thirsty In the ditch where Ira died
  10. Wow. That's pretty personal to be annoincing to everyone.
  11. _jr_

    Simple Plan

    They're plastered on my daughter's wall. The one guy's head is waaaayyyy too long. Freakish. Their music doesn't bother me, though.
  12. You know, I got a nice set of headphones maybe, 8-9 years ago. Sony, the big ear muff style, and I'll tell you, it's the best 100 bucks I ever spent. So often, music is just the background of whatever it is you happen to be doing, but when you put on a good set of headphones, and really listen, that's when the music appreciation occurs. All the nuances are captured. That being said, here's my list of 'ultimate headphone songs': In The Hall of the Mountain King ~ Wagner Do You Feel Like We Do? ~ Peter Frampton Green Eyed Lady ~ Sugarloaf Linus and Lucy (Charlie Brown theme) ~ Vince Guaraldi The Prophet Song ~ Queen Eleanor Rigby ~ The Beatles Hibernation ~ Ted Nugent I'm sure if I went back and looked over my cds, I'd come up with a bunch more, but that's off the top of my head.
  13. He could always go on that reality show with all the washed up b-stars.
  14. Elvy, you have GOT to win tonight.
  15. I like both equally well, I suppose. I know McDonald was a power fiend. That's why Skunk Baxter quit, I believe. China Grove Listen to the Music Jesus is Just Alright What a Fool Believes Minute By Minute It Keeps You Runnin' Each set are pretty good, IMO.
  16. Wow. I was way off. It's interesting that 1984 sold as many as their debut, though. I would have thought the number for the debut would have been higher than 10 million.
  17. I'll go see it. Where else can you see a prize fight where no one ever misses, and every punch throw is a gigantic hay-maker?
  18. Das and Sammy mentioned these guys in 'Random Music Thoughts', and after a quick search, I found there hasn't been a thread about this band. Pre-Michael McDonald? Or with Michael McDonald? What is your preference? I feel both versions have their merit. Certainly, both versions had their fair share of hits.
  19. Actually, Van Halen went from straight up, rock and roll, to splashing a synth all over the place on '1984', and it was hugely successful. If anything, I think they sold more albums with Sammy that with Dave. It'd be interesting to comapre the numbers, for someone energenic enough to look that stuff up.
  20. How can one become bored with something that only lasted the duration of one song? The embittered part, I can understand. "Wait a minute...wasn't I famous yesterday? What happened?" That 'moment' was your career. What are you complaining for? It's not like you're still popular. You have your free time back. Sorry folks, I tried to walk away, but I couldn't. I will make any wager anyone wants, that his new cd doesn't sell 1/2 million copies.
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