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  1. Ricky Martin, whose hits include "Livin' La Vida Loca," says the fame and fortune he experienced in the late '90s left him feeling bored and embittered.

    Hits? Hits?

    Man, there are soooo many directions I could go with this article, but I'm going to just walk away.

  2. Summer of 85 through the spring of 86. I was stationed in Colorado Springs, at Ft. Carson. We'd ride around in the Rocky Mountains and always had Zep in the tape deck.

    I had always liked them ok before, but that was when I 'discovered' them. During that time, I bought I, II, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Grafitti. I already owned IV. (didn't everyone?)

    I now own all of Zep, with the exception of The Song Remains the Same.

    Houses of the Holy is their best, in my opinion, with The Rain Song being my favorite cut.

  3. Actually, I was never a wine drinker, in my betrunken days. (where is that girl, anyway?)

    I never drank wine unless I knew I had at least a gallon of it. That way, I'd be sure and catch a buzz. Plus, the gallon jugs always had a handle, for easier transportation.

  4. Okay...I've got my wine that I bought at the vineyard I visited the other day, but It has a cork!...I cant get the darn thing out.... :grin:

    maybe this should be in random thoughts?

    I have always found that simply pushing the cork all the way into the bottle solves the problem.

  5. I think the nack is to have succeded in doing all those things you wanted to when young. If the test were to take into account the last 10 years only, only the pie-eating would drag me down...


    you are absolutely correct, Diggs. Each one I checked 'yes' on, I thought, "Yes, I did that...twenty five years ago!!!"

  6. Ooh...this might be something I'd buy. I used to own around 10 Maiden cds. Then, in a fit of compassion, I mailed them all to my youngest brother, who was away from home for the first time and homesick. I've never seen them since.

    Any more info on the tracks and artists? I can hear Snyder doing wasted years. It's right up his alley.

    Anyone going to do Hallowed Be Thy Name? That's my favorite Maiden cut. That and The Prisoner. And Tailgunner. And Still Life. And Flash of the Blade. And Flight of Icarus. And Losfer Words. And Die With Your Boots On. And Can I Play With Madness. And.....

  7. Eagles - Hotel California Don Henley

    Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and RunSteve Miller

    Carl Douglas - Kung Fu fightingCarl Douglas

    Kansas - Carry on my Wayward Son

    Boston - More then a feeling

    Queen - You're My Best FriendFreddie Mercury, vocals, guitar Brian May, bass John Deacon, drums, Roger Taylor

    Aerosmith - Walk this WaySteven Tyler, vocals, guitars, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bass, Tom Hamilton, drums, Joey Kramer

    that's all I know off the top of my head. I'm not familiar with Kansas' lineup at all, and as far as the Eagles go, I can't be sure who was in the band at that time, so I won't venture a guess.

  8. Slow Ride~Foghat you just get movin' with this one and want the song to keep goin' on!

    Yes, but it's got to be the live version, with the extended drum funk and jam in the middle.

    Speaking of which, wow, what a great live album that is, Foghat Live. Honey Hush, Slow Ride, Home in My Hand, a great cover of I Just Wanna Make Love To You, Fool For the City, and Road Fever. Great energy.

    Wow, I think I may have my next Amazon.com purchase.

  9. I graduated in 1982. Growing up in the 70's, had a lot of good music to cut my teeth on. Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Aerosmith, KISS, etc.

    I also had to survive disco. But now, 25 years later, I don't mind it. It has a nostalgic value.

    I think, though, I probably would have like to have grown up in the 40's. (although I probably would have been on an LST in the English Channel or island hopping in the south Pacific).

    There is a lot of rich music to come from that era. Betty Hutton, The Ames Brothers, Hoagy Carmichael, Doris Day, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Art Lund, The Andrews Sisters. Oh man, what a great era.

    The singers sang, and the musicians played. No effects, no screaming or distortion. Everyone had talent. There was no way to fake it, like there is today. You listen to a song from the 40's, and you're going to hear honest vocals and real musicianship. There was no 'image first'. It was music first.

  10. Eyegore and CeeCee are tied for first, with 4-1 records.

    I'm tied for second with RonJon, at 3-2.

    Eyegore and CeeCee play one another this week. So, barring a tie, there will be only one person at the top of the standings at the end of week six.

    Poor Elvy is 0-5. Who will be her first victim?

  11. Alice Cooper - "Dead Babies".....'nuff said.

    (It's creepy, but I love it.)

    :afro: :afro: :afro: :jester: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

    I'm right with you on this one, Sammy.

    Let's not forget "I Love The Dead", as well. Wonderfuly creepy. The Coop has a deliciously twisted sense of humor.

    "I love the dead before they're cold

    They're bluing flesh for me to hold

    Cadaver eyes upon me see nothing

    I love the dead before they rise

    No farewells, no goodbyes

    I never knew your rotting face

    While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave

    I have other uses for you, Darling "

  12. David Lee Roth quit Van Halen and took his clown prince act on the road, to mild success. His ep, 'Crazy With the Heat', released while still with VH, sold moderately. Apparently, that was enough of an ego boost for Roth, who either quit, or was fired, in 1985, depending on which side you talk to.

    His first solo record, Eat Em and Smile, did fairly well, and Roth toured with his own supergroup, consisting of Steve Vai on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and Greg Bissonette on drums.

    His second solo effort, Skyscraper, produced the mild hit 'Just Like Paradise'. However, Roth's clown character soon wore thin, and album sales were tepid, at best. Vai and Sheehan left the band, and Roth realeased his third solo effort, 'A Little Ain't Enough', in 1991, but with the explosion of grunge, Roth looked even more like a clown, with his silly inflatable females and whatnot on stage. His happy-go-lucky style flew right in the face of the angst-ridden grunge movement, and his career was done.

    Since then, he's been spotted running from the cops in New York after buying pot, (or trying to, I forget now) appeared briefly with VH and cut a few songs with them, and is now training to be an EMT.

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