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  1. Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" A friend of mine read the lines of this song at my father's funeral. My dad once told my mom that the song reminded him of his own life. Three songs, America's "A Horse With NO Name, Paul Simon's "Mother And Child Reunion", and Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" remind me of the winter of '72 at Fort Dix New Jersey. When I hear those songs I am at Fort Dix. "Rock Your Baby" by George McCray sp? was very popular when my wife and I were dating in '74 When I here that song I am sitting in the front seat of my 64 Corvair heading down the highway with my girl, now my wife. Notice I said Corvair and not Corvette darn it. rtstuff
  2. Actor David Strathairn, who is currently up for an Oscar as best actor in George Clooney's film about Edward R. Murrow, has been picked to play the role of Marshall University president Dedmon in the upcoming film about the plane crash. Strathairn now joins actors Matthew McConughey and Matt Fox as one of the main characters focused on in the film. I remember the number of funerals that president Dedmon attended in a short period of time had to be just absolutely gut wrenching. I attended just one of my friend Gene Morehouse who was the play by play announcer for the local radio station. Just that one had an emotional toll on myself. This now leaves just two major roles left for the production. A young African-American kid who was on the team that didn't make the trip due to injury, and an actress that will play a love interest. It will be interesting who they get to play the young player, Nate Ruffin, who by the way passed away a few years ago after a battle with Leukemia. Nate is buried about a half mile from my home along with sevral of his buddies that were lost on the plane. Please forgive me if I seem a little overzealous with this topic. This means so much to me, my school and my community. I feel this event will bring this story full circle. rtstuff MU 1971 Dedicated to the "75"
  3. I love anything by Monet. I was in awe when I saw his works at the Chicago Museum of Art. I alao like Remmington sculptures. They are pure Americana. I am also into wildlife limited edition prints. I really like Ray Harm, Gene Gray, and Guy Colliach sp? As far as I was concerned Picaso's were junk even though I wouldn't mind owning one. rtstuff
  4. Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers Jay Black of Jay and the Americans rtstuff
  5. The Lovin Spoonfulls "Summer in the City" "Hot time summer in the city, Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty All around people looking half dead Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head" I hope you guys are enjoying summer. It won't be as long now for us frozen tundra dudes and dudets in the northern hemisphere. rtstuff Home is where the Thundering Herd roams.
  6. On this day in 1972 I was trying to get out of the Philly airport during an ice and snow storm from Fort Dix. I had a 3 day pass over Presidents' day and was trying to get home. Man it was a mess. Flights were delayed at first and then the entire airport just shut down. I slept under a table on the floor at one of the terminals. I finally made it home with just about enough time to turn around and go back to Dix. When I finall landed in the Charleston, WV airport I was sick as a dog. On the way home coming off the hill from the airport I had my dad pull off the side of the road as I "ralphed" my blueberry pancakes along I-64. Nice memories from days gone by. rtstuff
  7. Their is a song called "The Wedding Song" I think it was by Paul Stookey or something like that. It was used in my wedding 31 years ago. rtstuff From Huntington, West Virginia home of comedian "Soupy" Sales.
  8. In Huntington,West Virginia it is about 30 degrees Fahrenheit with about 4 inches of snow on the ground. It is our first snow of the winter. We apparently dodged the "Big One". rtstuff MU 1971
  9. You are right Jimmy1104. I probably should have said something along the lines of Let It Be and Yesterday was typical of British classic rock. rtstuff
  10. James Brown appears as a preacher in the "Blues Brothers". rtstuff Levon Helm as Jack Ridley in the Right Stuff to Sam Shepherd playing Chuck Yeager. "You got something wrong with your ribs pardner" Yeager's reply "Yea I think I broke a couple of the sons' of bithces"
  11. In a scene near the end of the movie "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Clint Eastwood comes upon Eli Wallach at the grave site that is suppose to hold bags of gold. As Eastwood throws a shovel at Wallach he says "There are two kinds of people in this world those with guns and those without guns. Since I have the gun you dig." In Unforgiven Gene Hackman says to Eastwood "You just shot an unarmed man". Eastwood's reply. "He should have armed himself." Scott Glenn, who plays astronaut Allen Shepherd, before his takeoff as the first man into space says a little prayer. His prayer, "Please Lord don't let me f**k up". This is from the movie "The Right Stuff" rtstuff We Are Marshall
  12. American Pie: About rock icons Stairway to Heaven; spell bounding God Only Knows ; Great love song by the Beach Boys. Unchanined Melody: Bobby Hatfield sure is in Rock and Roll Heaven after that one Let It Be and Yesterday. These two by the lads from Liverpool define the "British Invasion" Beth; A beautiful love song by an unlikely group of heavy metallers Kiss. Respect and Pappa Was a Rolling Stone Define the Motown sound. I feel Good: For the soul people James Brown rtstuff We Are Marshall
  13. I heard a cool one the other day. It was short but sweet. The Intro to "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" The Electric Prunes. rtstuff Marshall U 1971
  14. Bon Jovi also did a small cameo in the movie about the "U" boat. "U 537" or something like that. I don't think he last long much to the chagrin of my wife. rtstuff Marshall U 1971
  15. Oingo Boingo was featured in the Rodney Dangerfield movie "Back To School" rtstuff "We are Marshall"
  16. Actually it is Matt Fox, the guy on Lost and Matthew McConughey(sp)? There is stil another main role to be filled. rtstuff MU 71
  17. crash. I called the other day the hotline number that was advertising for extras. I am keeping my fingers crossed. It would be a great honor for me to be a part of the production. Wish me luck. rtstuff MU 1971 Home is where the Herd roams
  18. Levon Helm has had a pretty good career in motion pictures. In one of my favorite films "The Right Stuff", a film about the selecting of the original US Mercury astronuats, Helm plays Jack Ridley who was Chuck Yeager's engineer when Yeager broke the sound barrier in the experimental X1 aircraft. My handle is rtstuff which stands for the movie title "The Right Stuff". In West Virginia Chuck Yeager grew up 40 minutes from my home. My Beagle is named Yeager "The Right Stuff" Chuck Yeager played by Sam Shepherd: "Hey Ridley do you have a Beamans ( a type of chewing gum). Jack Ridley played by Levon Helm: "Yea I might have a stick". Yeager: "Well how about loaning me a stick. I will pay you back later". Jack Ridley: "Fair enough" In one scene Yeager has to bail out of a jet when an engine fails and the ground crew is going out to the crash site to check and see if Yeager survives. The driver of the jeep sees an image coming up over the horizon and asks Levon Helm, "Is that a man over there". Levon Helm responds by saying "Your damn right". rtstuff Home of the Herd
  19. First off I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. When I told Bernie he had people half way across the world praying for him he said "awesome". It wasn't a perfect report,but it certainly could have been a lot worse. The doctors removed a malignant tumor from his left forearm bone. They had to remove a lot of bone so he has to be real careful or he could snap the bone. Also some of the cells had spread a little into the the surrounding muscle. The doctor left that because he was affraid that he would stir up stuff. Here is the prognosis. First the doctor told Bernie that he would not lose his arm. Secondly and most importantly he said this form of cancer is, in his words, "very, very, very treatable". Bernie goes to a oncologist on Wednesday. He is the top rated one in this area. Bernie will then find out the reat of his treatment regimen. I imagine he will probably have to take some radiation treatments. I have a very positive feeling that ole Bernie will turn out just fine in time for pool season at the local swimming hole this summer. He is in for some treatments and if the bone doesn't fill in they may have to put a plate in his arm to stabilize it. All things considering by this being found early I think he is going to be ok. Again thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. rtstuff Home is where the Thundering Herd roams.
  20. The actor that plays on lost,I believe his name is Matt Fox has signed on to play coach Red Dawson that did not make the return trip back with the team. He stayed down south to go on a recruiting trip. By the way Jenny two kids that were killed in the crash were from Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The qb,Teddy Shoebridge, and the field goal kicker, Marcello Lajterman. rtstuff Home is where the Herd roams.
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    Netflix is cool. I just watched the unrated edition of the Wedding Crashers. I laughed my head off. That was better than Prozac. rtstuff Home is where the Herd roams
  22. Oh my I will never forget the front of that newspaper. Folks that was 1970 it feels like last night. Oh my! rtstuff Marshall U. From ashes to glory. I apologize if it seems like I'm running this in the ground. I'm sorry.
  23. Here are some links http://www.herdwaves.com/nov14.asp http://members.aol.com/jeff570/marshall.html rtstuff Home is where Herd roams.
  24. I will try to come up with a link for anyone that might be interested in reading about those events. By the way I learned today that the other two main characters are to be played by acadamey award winners. I will keep everyone posted. Yes I am going to do what I can to see if I can get on as an extra. That would be such an honor for me to be even a small part of this. I didn't lose family members, but I lost friends and classmates. Some very young children lost both of their parents. rtstuff Home of the Thundering Herd.
  25. Speaking of Dire Straits how about "Brothers In Arms" rtstuff Home of the Thundering Herd.
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