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  1. Hey Mike you were right on the mark! I just bought a book on Pink Floyd cover art. Storm Thorgerson wrote that the idea for the beds comes from two sources:

    1) The lyric in "Yet another Move" which read "A vison of an empty bed" Storm changed the concept to become a 'vision of empty beds'.

    2) The second was the 'river' idea. Basically the lonely rower picture in Momentary Lapse of Reason was a reworking of the lone swimmer in the sand dunes in Wish You Were Here.

    Add the two together and you get a 'River of Beds'. There is nothing in the book that denotes importance of the dogs or the ultralight. But to me it is pretty obvious.... tracks on this this album are 'The Dogs of War', and 'Learning to Fly'.

    Other tidbits:

    1) The person in the Lonley Rower picture is Langley Iddens. He also appeared in the a fast moving bed for the concert film for "On the Run" from Darkside.

    2) 700 beds were used.

    3) Plans to shoot the scene in the LA area were scraped because they had the wrong type of beds. Storm wanted wrought iron hospital type beds for 'dreamers' or 'mad people'.

    4) The location of the shoot was Saunton Sands in North Devon. This was the same location used by Alan Parker in 'The Wall' movie for military sequences.

  2. You may also download this program, which is what I use?

    http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm

    GRC is a credible site! How did you find out about it?

    I found out about it from my computer guru best friend. Since then, I have been suggesting people take the Shields UP test-also on the GRC site-to find out where there computer ranks on security.

    I dont have a problem with pop ups or messenger pop ups. I just thought I would pass this along to people that have the problem.

    Cheers! ::

  3. I did go in there and take some off, I've got 11 things that show up when I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, is that about right?

    My computer is running faster now, but it's still showing about 60% free. I think I could put another gig of memory in there and it would still be around 60%. ::

    Have you checked your system resources immediately after rebooting or starting up, and then compared it to your % after being online and opening up pictures etc?

    When you did the ctrl alt delete thing, was this right after start up?

    Ya know, I found this site: [ LINK ]. And it confirms that Win 98 and ME are pretty much the same. With that in mind, (I am a former WIN 98 user) here is where your problem lies... System resources are consumed by applications, and system resources are not returned to the system after ending-the only way to get them back is to reboot the system-or switch to WIN 2K, or XP!

    Try it out, and see if I am right... compare your system resources at start up, with system resources before you turn the computer off.

    If at start up you are still at 60% then there are still some things you need to take out under msconfig.

    Last but not least, when you did a reinstall on your computer did you do a clean reinstall... meaning going into FDISK??

    It's going to be a LONG HAUL to get to that first 5,000 post mark, but you'll get there! :)

  4. you've hit two, but how about the third? Good on you for the two, but the third is so recent you'd not believe how hot it is.

    Actually, as skewed as this forum seems to be to a particular format of music, I do'nt believe any of the regulars can even come close! Give it a try, and see if you can figure this one out?

    Muzik, I believe you might have the answer? Riddle me this: Like a well built machine with a red line that really "Kicks" it out, this band might be on the edge of something great in a different genre almost never mentioned here except for the hatred column.

    Is it USHER?

    I recently read that he has three hits in the top ten. Whether or not one #1 hit was displaced by a second #1 hit (as your original question asked) I do not know.

  5. Do any of you get pop ups that look like this:

    messagepopup.gif

    If so, to disable it follow the instructions on this site: LINKY POO

    Sorry Jason, Messenger Service on Win 98 and ME can not be disabled. That's what you call bad karma coming back to get you for all that pirated software you have! :: ! Cindy, and Catherine, you're next! ;)

    PS Jayson, did you ever try going into MSCONFIG to reduce items on start up to free your system resources?

  6. I'll try to come up with better suggestions later. :)

    OK, that didn't take long... :)

    How about Alan Jacksons, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning"? It's Country so consider yourself 'warned'! :)

    ""...I'm just a singer of simple songs;

    I'm not a real political man

    I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran

    But I know Jesus and I talk to God

    And I remember this from when I was young

    Faith, Hope and Love are some good things He gave us And the greatest is Love."

  7. Well, for classical music you can use Beethovens "Ode to Joy". This is one of my favorites. Unfortunately it is not sung in English so unless you have a way of presenting the English translation is such a way to make an impact the point is going to be lost.

    If its going to be a small group you can rent Herbert Von Karajan's DVD and turn on the subtitles. ? Anyway, here is the translation to the closing of the composition:

    "...Be embraced, all ye millions!

    With a kiss for all the world!

    Brothers, beyond the stars

    Surely dwells a loving Father.

    Do you kneel before Him, oh millions?

    Do you sense the Creator's presence?

    Seek Him beyond the stars!

    He must dwell beyond the stars. "

    LINK TO MORE INFO

    I'll try to come up with better suggestions later. :)

  8. Holy CAH RAP, I swear it was a lot easier to find songs NOT to play at a wedding rather than come up with some suggestions for you. OK, here is my list, but keep in mind some of these may not fit 100% they are just songs I am going to throw out there to give you some ideas.

    The list:

    Songs about Friendship:

    You?re my Best Friend ? Queen (My best suggestion in this category.)

    Thank You ? Dido

    With a Little Help From my Friends ? The Beatles

    Kind and Generous ? Natalie Merchant

    Other songs to consider:

    Dance the Night Away, or Dreams by Van Halen

    I Hope You Dance ? Lee Ann Womack (AN AMAZING SONG BTW!!) :rockon:

    Here?s to the Night ? Eve 6

    Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) ? Green Day (don?t let the title fool you)

    Just for laughs, here is the list of songs NOT to play at a wedding: ;)

    Highway to Hell ? AC/DC :(

    I Don?t Believe in Love ? Queensryche ::

    Can?t Get No Satisfaction ? Rolling Stones ::

    Right Next Door to Hell ? Guns n Roses :googly:

    Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

  9. Well, I prefer the legal, legit route so I am using MusicMatch. It downloads in a Windows Media Format which also plays in my car and home stereo. Ideally, I would prefer a LEGAL mp3 download site, though.

    On the same subject, does anyone have a music player that plays CD?s without the second gap between songs? For instance, CD?s like Queensryche Operation Mindcrime; Pink Floyd?s The Wall and many others have songs that are ?stitched? together so the song changes but the music continues playing. Well, if I play these CD?s on my computer the MM player always put a one second gap of silence in between songs. It is starting to get very annoying! :) Thanks in advance.

  10. There is a song by Kenny Chesney, called "The Good Stuff" that is similar to what you describe. Here is part of the lyrics:

    Well, Me and My lady had our first big fight

    So I drove around till I saw the Neon Light

    The Corner Bar. It just seemed right so I pulled up.

    Not a soul around but the old Barkey down at the end lookin' half asleep but he walked up and said What'll it be? I said the good stuff. He didn't reach around for the whiskey. He didn't pour me a beer. His blue eyes kinda went misty. He said You can't find that here.

    Cause its the first long kiss on a second date.

    Mommas all worried when u get home late

    and droppin the ring in the spaghetti plate

    cause ur hands are shakin so much

    And Its the way that she looks with the rice in her hair. Eatin burnt suppers the whole first year and askin for seconds to keep her from teerin up...Yeah man thats the good stuff.

    He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass. And I smiled and said Ill have some of that.

    ????

  11. The movie I am about to suggest is obviously NOT an entry to the 'best of' category, but I just want to know how many people remember it. The movie is, "Cotton Candy".

    It was released in 1978 (I was ten years old at the time). Very odd stuff I am finding out about this movie as we speak... It was directed by Ron Howard! You know the guy from "Happy Days". Ron's brother, Clint Howard, played the lead in their group.

    Wow, what a flashback! Has anyone else seen this movie?

  12. Didn't see American Graffiti listed in the thread. If you are a fan of 50's and very early 60's music, there are plenty of standards on the soundtrack. I highly recommend it.

    Yup, American Graffiti is an excellent choice! Columbia House had the two disc soundtrack on clearance for $3 one time. My eyes nearly popped out of my head, I couldnt believe it. Unfortunately, due to the usual SNAFU I couldnt order it online. ::

  13. I can't wait to see what this site is like in a year or so...

    100,000 members, always in the news, one of the most visited sites ever!

    Well maybe not that much. ::

    OMG, I can see it now... a year from now Jayson is the first person to reach 5,000 posts and is given the heralded title of 'Shamu', and becomes the 'coolest whale in the ocean'! :)

  14. :laughing:

    I remember when I had dial-up.

    Don't laugh, there are still die hard dial up 'old timers' out there. It doesnt make sense to pay more money for a faster connection if you dont spend that much time on the net.

    I am a recent high speed surfer-resisted at all costs-now I know I can NEVER ever go back to dial up. My brother has dial up and when I use his computer, it seriously makes my head hurt!!! ::

  15. You probably wont believe this but I just found out today that the book The Holy Road (sequel to Dances With Wolves) was published way back in 2002! :googly: Where was I when this happened? Why did it take me this long to find out, and buy the book?

    Has anyone read the book? The reviews on Amazon are really interesting. I cant find any information when the sequel will be filmed, but Pacifica Film Developement bought the rights to the film and announced last year that Kevin Costner will NOT be in the sequel. Dam! I wonder how many others will not be returning too?

    Amazon book review

  16. Portland Rose Festival Concert Series June 4-13. Among the headliners are Dave Mason (2004 Rock and Roll of Fame inductee), Violent Femmes, The Presidents of the USA, Andy Griggs, The Katinas, Carmen Jara, Pinmonkey, Amanda Perez, and, the Ying Yang Twins.

    Those are just the headliners. Keep checking the link for the full schedule, as there will be more great talent added along the way (hopefully Bart Ferguson will return this year too). If you haven?t been to the Rose Festival yet, this is a two+ month long celebration with a variety of events: parades, music, fireworks, amusement rides, and, of course, the ten day long concert series. The main stage is out in the open clean fresh air. Seating is obviously first come first served. It only costs $5 per person per day to enter. All in all, if your in the neighborhood, stop by an have lots of fun!! :jester: :: :jester:

  17. Thanks Amy, and Ken. Amy.... ewww Tchaikovsky has always been a composer I wanted to get into. And Ken, your suggestion of "Con Ti Partiro" even though its opera is still a great suggestion. This song actually has dramatic effect for me.... while working at Caesars in Vegas, I went to the Bellaggio on a lunch break. As you probably do or do not know the fountains at the Bellaggio sychronize music to water shows. Anyway, go figure, the first water show I was blown away by was the duet with Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman Con Ti Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). Man that water show stopped me dead in my feet. Sooo many times, So many times, I wish I could go back in time and witness that show all over again.

    Thanks for your suggestions... keep them coming by the way.! :)

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