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    A Note From The Over 40 Crowd

    Got this in an email and thought it was funny even though we've heard similar before. Hope it gives you a chuckle. When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill... Barefoot...BOTH ways...yadda, yadda, yadda... And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that I'm over the ripe old age of forty +, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it but, you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it! 1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves --- in the card catalog!! 2) There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox -- and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents! 3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe! 4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! 5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. 'Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig? 6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it! 7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH, MYGOSH Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are. 8) And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! 9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600 with games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen...Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE! 10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?! 11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little brats! 12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that! 13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no ~~ no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores! 14) And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly and, if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before! Regards, The Over 40 Crowd
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    PopSpots: Classic Photos/Albums

    This is really very interesting. Click on 'HERE' for whatever album or photo you want to check out. LINK: PopSpots
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    *NEW MOVIE* 'Not Fade Away'

    Review: Not Fade Away
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    *NEW MOVIE* 'Not Fade Away'

    ‘Not Fade Away’ Soundtrack Features Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan + More Coming to select theaters on Dec. 21 is ‘Not Fade Away,’ a story about New Jersey teenagers who, inspired by seeing the Rolling Stones on television in 1964, form a band. The film, which was written and directed by ‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase, features a soundtrack comprised of many rock and rhythm-and-blues classics, and was put together by Steven Van Zandt. The soundtrack will be available on Dec. 18. Not surprisingly, two Stones songs,’Tell Me’ and ‘Parachute Woman,’ are included, as is Bob Dylan‘s ‘She Belongs to Me.’ Period hits by the Moody Blues, Rascals, Left Banke, Van Morrison and the Small Faces are also on the soundtrack. The blues that inspired the Stones is also on display, with such legends as James Brown, Leadbelly, Bo Diddley, Robert Johnson and Johnny Burnette making appearances. Another song, ‘Dust My Broom’ by Elmore James, was performed by Brian Jones the night in 1962 he met Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at London’s Ealing Club. In addition, six songs by the fictional band, the Twylight Zones, are included, with stars John Magaro and Jack Huston contributing their own vocals to the tracks, which were produced by Van Zandt. The music was performed by Van Zandt and fellow E Street Band members Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent, with their old friend Bobby Bandiera of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Van Zandt, who is the movie’s executive producer, said, “David Chase realizes that in film, like Bruce Springsteen in music, the more detailed, accurate, and nuanced the personal vision, the more compelling the work ends up being. Helping David realize his vision was one of the most satisfying projects of my life.” 'Not Fade Away’ Soundtrack Track Listing ‘There Was a Time’ – James Brown ‘Tell Me’ – the Rolling Stones ‘Ride On Baby’ – the Twylight Zones* ‘Bo Diddley’ – Bo Diddley ‘Bo Diddley’ – the Twylight Zones ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ – the Twylight Zones* ‘Parachute Woman’ – the Rolling Stones* ‘Go Now’ – the Moody Blues ‘Time Is on My Side’ – the Twylight Zones ‘Dust My Broom’ – Elmore James ‘I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart’ – the Rascals ‘Good Morning Blues’ – Leadbelly ‘Train Kept A Rollin’’ – Johnny Burnette & the Rock N’ Roll Trio* ‘Train Kept A Rollin’’ – the Twylight Zones ‘Pretty Ballerina’ – the Left Banke ‘Down So Low’ – Mother Earth ‘Itchycoo Park’ – the Small Faces ‘Me and the Devil Blues’ – Robert Johnson ‘The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ – the Twylight Zones ‘T.B. Sheets’ – Van Morrison ‘Some Velvet Morning’ – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood ‘Bali Ha’i’ (From South Pacific) – Original Motion Picture Cast ‘Road Runner’ – the Sex Pistols ‘Pipeline’ – the Twylight Zones ‘She Belongs To Me’ – Bob Dylan Digital Bonus Track: ‘Surgical Supply Jingle’ LINK: 105.7 The Hawk Official Movie Site: Not Fade Away
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    Have you seen me? II

    How did you know that that's one of my favorite songs?
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    Happy birthday, Jenny!!! :)

    Happy (belated) Birthday Jenny!
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    Have you seen me? II

    I haven't had the pleasure of posting with you, but I wish you all the best. Stay strong.
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    Have you seen me? II

    Hey Rayzor! Thanks so much for being concerned. I'm doing ok. Had a few family emergencies prior to Sandy and then she hit. We made it through fine where I am. Lost power for a few days and had very little damage to the property. The coast really took a beating though and when I see pictures I am so sad. But it will come back again. Again, thanks for your concern. I really appreciate it.
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    So much more than Random Thoughts

    It's very scary here already and the storm is still hours away. A lot of the Jersey shore area is dealing with flooding already too. Rainy and very windy here at the moment. Not looking forward to tonight at all.
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #308

    1. Caught Up In You - 38 Special (1982) 2. Hell Is For Children - Pat Benatar (1981) 3. Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac (1982) 4. Beware My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings (1976) 5. Take Me Back - Bryan Adams (1983) 6. Love Walks In - Van Halen (1986) 7. Whammer Jammer - J. Geils Band (1972) 8. Something So Strong - Crowded House (1986) 9. Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox (1992) 10. Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row (1989)
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #308

    Caught Up In You - 38 Special (1982) Hell Is For Children - Pat Benatar (1981) Beware My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings (1976)
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    Artists Who Won't Perform Their Hits

    There was a time frame that Bruce did avoid his "radio hits" but I don't think that's the case anymore. The last show I saw in September, he did play some rarities which I love as well as the hits. But as you can see from the setlist from Friday night in Ottawa, he played Hungry Heart, Dancing In The Dark and Glory Days (all radio hits). I've heard pretty much everything off Born In The USA over the years. But...he has yet to play the song 'Born In The USA' this tour. Ottawa -10/19/2012 1. The Promised Land 2. Ties That Bind 3. No Surrender 4. Hungry Heart 5. We Take Care of Our Own 6. Wrecking Ball 7. Death To My Hometown 8. My City Of Ruins 9. Spirit In the Night 10. E Street Shuffle 11. Jack Of All Trades 12. Prove It All Night (1978 intro) 13. Candy's Room 14. Darlington County 15. Shackled and Drawn 16. Waiting on a Sunny Day 17. Drive All Night 18. The Rising 19. Badlands 20. Thunder Road 21. Queen of the Supermarket 22. We Are Alive 23. Born To Run 24. Glory Days 25. Dancing in the Dark 26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
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    Artists Who Won't Perform Their Hits

    I just saw Bruce at MetLife Stadium on 9/21 and he performed Hungry Heart. As usual he had the audience sing the beginning of the song but then he sang the rest of the song. He did encourage audience participation along with him for the chorus though, but that's just what Bruce does. I never took this as him not wanting to perform the song. In fact he completely got into it and jumped down into the audience during it and seemed to have a blast doing so.
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #307

    1. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi (1989) 2. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Def Leppard (1992) 3. Soul Doctor - Foreigner (1993) 4. Tender is the Night - Jackson Browne (1983) 5. Uptown Girl - Billy Joel (1983) 6. I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits (1964) 7. Sweet Virginia - The Stones (1972) 8. Spanish Caravan - The Doors (1968) 9. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons (1964) 10. When I Get Through With You - Patsy Cline (1962)
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #307

    Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Def Leppard (1992) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi (1989) Soul Doctor - Foreigner (1993)
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    Happy (belated) Birthday! Hope it was a good one!
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #306

    1. Just Another Night - Ian Hunter (1979) 2. When I'm President - Ian Hunter (2012) 3. When The Daylight Comes - Ian Hunter (1979) 4. It's Raining Again - Supertramp (1982) 5. Moment In Paradise - ELO (1998) 6. Far Behind - Candlebox (1993) 7. All I Want Is You - U2 (1988) 8. Pink - Aerosmith (1997) 9. There's Only One - Graham Nash(1971) 10. You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest (1982)
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #306

    I can't believe there is not one Ian Hunter song on the lists, so I'm doing all Ian this week. Just Another Night - Ian Hunter (1979) When The Daylight Comes - Ian Hunter (1979) When I'm President - Ian Hunter (2012)
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #305

    1. Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen (1984) 2. Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac (1977) 3. Georgia - Boz Scaggs (1976) 4. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (1974) 5. You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder (1974) 6. Candida - Dawn (1970) 7. Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste Of Honey (1978) 8. Rockin' All Over The World - John Fogerty (1975) 9. Shameless - Garth Brooks (1991) 10. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - Bobby Darin (1961)
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #305

    Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen (1984) Georgia - Boz Scaggs (1976) Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac (1977)
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    Happy Birthday Lucky!!!
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    The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten #304

    1. Do Ya - Electric Light Orchestra (1977) 2. Foolin' - Def Leppard (1983) 3. Just The Same Way - Journey (1979) 4. Far Behind - Candlebox (1993) 5. Take The Highway - Marshall Tucker Band (1973) 6. Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue (1983) 7. You Belong To The City - Glen Frey (1985) 8. That Old Black Magic - Ella Fitzgerald (1961) 9. Move It On Over - Del Shannon (1965) 10. If You Wanna Get to Heaven - Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1974)
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    Hope your birthday was a good one! Happy (belated) Birthday!