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Chris Akanora

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  1. I've certainly heard plenty of Captain Beefheart -- used to play him on my own shows -- but if the song is his, I've never run across it. I see what you are saying, though. And yes, I don't know for certain that the entire song is an instrumental. I occasionally got a listen to the second section before Miss Anderson would speak, and there were no vocals. What I do remember is that the first musical phrase in the second section always reminded me of the first line of "Judy in Disguise" but was much slower.
  2. "The track was effectively the opening theme music of the show, Miss Anderson hosted the show twice weekly for two years, and she "couldn't remember anything about it"???! Those were the flippin' days, eh?!" Tell me about it! The show was quite probably inspired by KMPX's lysergic-drenched, sativa-hazed underground / progressive format, and my feeling after receiving that letter was that Miss Anderson had been inspired, as well. I have never known a professional radio announcer-programmer to so completely forget such an important detail. She barely remembered having created or hosted the show!
  3. Fixed. Click on that link now and it should work. In fact, you should be able to download the .mp3 directly. Thanks for spotting that!
  4. There is a piece of psychedelic jam which I have not heard since late 1970 and cannot track down, despite diligent searching. But with the help of modern technology, I have great confidence that somewhere, someone is going to know what I'm talking about. The track I am seeking was used on a radio program out of WLRW in Urbana, Illnois, called simply "Underground" which ran on Sundays and Mondays in 1969 and 1970. In 1982, I contacted Miss Anderson who ran the show and she said she couldn't remember anything about it. Now, the following clip is not the one I want identified. It is the closest I have ever come to finding the song I'm after. This is from Jimi Hendrix's "Beginnings" as played at Woodstock. It Sounds Like This I have listened to many renditions of "Beginnings" and that is not it. However, there are some similarities. The riff is almost (although not quite) identical to the beginning of the Underground theme. The guitar sounds fuzzy like this, rough, I always wondered if it was Cream -- I've also had it suggested it could be Jeff Beck). It goes through that riff a few times and then slows down a bit for the next part of the song -- which I only ever heard fragments of, because Miss Anderson would begin speaking at that point. It is not Canned Heat's "Marie Laveau" and it's not Cream's "Cat's Squirrel". It's been almost forty years, and I am exceedingly frustrated by my inability to track it down. I hope someone can either identify it, or send me to someone who can. Thanks.
  5. Like A Prayer That comes close to being my all-time favorite. And speaking of Obama: Like A Prayer For Change
  6. We called it "having a song running through your head". And for me, it's Hotel California. I can't listen to any part of it or it'll be stuck for hours - sometimes days. Which is, I imagine, the point. I stay as far away from that song as possible. On a more uptempo note, I think my most pleasant earworms are Neil Young's Don't Be Denied, and Xavier Cugat's Mambo #5.
  7. I'm beginning to wonder if it wasn't created for the commercial. No reference to it anywhere on line. I admit it was nice to see a Greek commercial posted here. Just sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'll keep a lookout for it.
  8. I appreciate that we are encouraged to keep it clean on Songfacts. However, I wonder if your automatic machine's sensitivity is set a bit too high. Just now, I couldn't post a comment about the Monkees' "Valleri" until I removed the word "hype" (I changed it to "publicity"). A few days ago, I had occasion to refer to a film called "Pepe", and it wouldn't let that go through, either. I'm sure those were the words, as removing them and changing nothing else allowed the comments to go through. The Comment Guidelines mention swearing (profanity) and bad grammar, but I wans't aware that "hype" was either of these, and "Pepe" is a proper name (e.g., Pepe Romero). Could you comment on what filter you're using and how it works, and what types of language (other than the obvious) to avoid?
  9. "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Ha" by Napoleon XIV is extensively written up on songfacts. "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy is about a girl who may be insane or may be in touch with another dimension. "Crazy" by Patsy Cline isn't really about mental illness, but got airplay in 90s films such as "Nell" and "Field of Dreams" to indicate that others might think someone is crazy, whether or not they really are. The Manic Street Preachers' "Tsunami" is about June and Jennifer Gibbons.
  10. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2453 can one of those be removed? Also, I noticed that if I don't rate a song, but do comment on it, it counts me as having rated the song. How do I change my rating? Thank you.
  11. Thank you, that tells me what I need to know. It might be a good idea to have a database, if this is not too much work, for "Your Songfacts," showing a user's submissions. I mean something that would be similar to amazon.com's feature in which one can view all of a particular user's (including one's own) book and film reviews.
  12. About how long should I generally expect between the time songfacts are submitted and the time they appear? I contributed facts for "Love Potion #9" a bit over a month ago and still have not seen it. My previous submissions, took about two or three weeks. I'm not impatient, merely curious as I'd like to show it to someone. Thank you, and thanks for providing this service.
  13. Quick question about submissions. About how long should I generally expect between the time songfacts are submitted and the time they appear? I contributed facts for "Love Potion #9" about a month ago and still have not seen it. By my previous submissions, it was taking about two or three weeks. I'm not impatient, merely curious as I'd like to show it to someone. Thank you, and thanks for providing this service.
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