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  1. I remember a song by Randy Newman. I think it is called just Baltimore . It is not a compliment to the City. The lyric fragment I remember is Oh, Baltimore. Man, it's hard just to live. Oh, Baltimore. Man, it's hard just to live. Just to live I looked for more information and found these depressing lyrics (<).
  2. Yes Gilliann, "physco" was a great movie, but Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is even better.
  3. The SMB link (<) I brought up is a definitive source for nearly everything Steve Miller-related. Great discography & thorough lyrics (they're just fun to read).
  4. Already sounds a whole lot better than movies based on 1960s or 70s television shows.
  5. See www.gangster-of-love.com (the Unofficial Steve Miller Band Page) for "just exactly what the facts is".
  6. Watch out for these : Strangers on A Train (1951) with Farley Granger and Robert Walker [as 'Bruno']. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Shadow of A Doubt (1943) with Joseph Cotton [as 'Uncle Charley'] and Teresa Wright. Rope (1948) with James Stewart, John Dall & Farley Granger. Hitchcock's first color film. An experiment in continuous takes. Suspicion (1941) Is Cary Grant planning to kill Joan Fontaine? Spellbound (1945) Ingrid Bergman & Gregory Peck. With a dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. North by Northwest (1959) with Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint & James Mason. The cropduster sequence is just brilliant art. You might say I'm a Hitchcock fan.
  7. A 2001 album review from CanEHdian.com reported: "This reissue of New Day by Unidisc Music Inc. features the original album graphics and superb sound although there are no bonus tracks. The fold out booklet contains lyrics to all of the songs contained on the album." An alternate version of Wild Eyes is listed as track 5 on that CD. Maybe some other fan has that booklet and can help you out. This is all Greek [i mean, Canadian] to me.
  8. Carl, Here's a few minimal Facts about Gloria. And a possible Jimmy Page connection to Them recordings. Nothing in Latin or Spiritual, though. (I'm kidding.)
  9. Carl, Are you kidding? This isn't exactly T.S. Eliot. Let me tell you 'bout my baby, you know she comes around She's about five feet four from her head to the ground You know she comes around here just about midnight, She makes me feel so good, Lord, she makes me feel all right And her name is G - etc. It can't get much less complicated than that, can it?
  10. Oh Gillian - Been there. Done that. See the lengthy Music Discussion thread One Hit Wonders started by psychocatholic 5/11/04 (#6561)
  11. Dorothy Parker's honeymoon message (<) Not a postcard. Possibly a telegram? Or just a good story.
  12. I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as a member. ~ Groucho Marx I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ Mae West If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull. ~ W.C. Fields The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. ~ Dorothy Parker I love these acerbic one-liners. Dorothy Parker was a wizard of quick-witted repartee and curmudgeonly commentary (" This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."). Find her famous "honeymoon" postcard. I remember hearing this exchange (probably staged) between Mae West and a reporter. Q: Miss West, How do you keep your youth? A: I give him a hundred a week.
  13. Yeah, the Eagles on Tour is cool + funny. I also like Hendrix (artist: Peter Green) Foo Fighters (artist: Tommy Steele) and David Byrne (artist: Alan Shaffer)
  14. Eddie Cochran died at the age of 21. Cochran (best known for Summertime Blues) also appears in that fantastic movie Girl Can't Help It (performing Twenty Flight Rock). In 1960 Cochran and Gene Vincent toured Britain to wide acclaim. A car crash in London that severely injured Gene Vincent and Sharon Sheely, killed Eddie Cochran. Read this (typo-riddled but) succinct biography.
  15. There are three questions running in this thread: 1. bparker1188 2. Mindcrime 3. Batman Have the correct answers been identified? Sorry I passed along some spurious hearsay. As far as a single record by a band, the Beatles are beaten out by Bill Haley & the Comets (Rock Around the Clock). And the Beatles' own I Want To Hold Your Hand tops their Hey Jude. [Remarkably, the Eagles Greatest Hits and many other albums have vastly outsold these singles.] Elton John's record did bang Bing Crosby's White Christmas out of the Number One Seller spot. top albums info (<) Beatles top singles info (<)
  16. I think the answer used to be the Beatles (Hey Jude was once largest selling single record). Does that still hold true? This was in response to bparker1188's original quiz question.
  17. Batman -- The best source for insight into your questions is the novel 2001:A Space Oddysey by Arthur C. Clarke. It was created in conjunction with the movie which was based on Clarke's story 'The Sentinel '. I haven't read much science fiction lately, but Clarke is a big name in the field. Another novel Childhood's End was kind of a counter-culture favorite back in the late 60s. As you said, there can't be any shortage of sites eager to analyze the film. But I got a lot of information from the book.
  18. It was listed as I'm Willin' on the second Seatrain LP (1970) and released as a single in 1972. Their second and third LPs are collected together and available as a single CD (also includes Song of Job ). Information from the Grateful Dead Family site.
  19. Wow, Jenny. What a difference of opinion we have. "I know I know I know I know I know I know I know .." is the very coolest part of Bill Withers's Ain't No Sunshine, especially when he finally breaks out of it - ".. I oughta leave the young thing alone!". The song would be nearly ordinary without it. You would probably really be bugged with Withers's Lovely Day which features the words "lovely day" it seems like a couple of hundred times, as well as having the longest sustained vocal ending note imaginable.
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  21. Twin Peaks = a sometimes clever, entertaining soap opera masquerading as something substantial and purposeful, as much art as St. Elsewhere. But I agree with Mindcrime -- David Lynch's Lost Highway (1997) is a most skillful tag-along on a dream. It 's superior to the critical success Mullholland Dr.(2001). Where does the movie Momento (2000. Directed by Christopher Nolan) fit? Artful entertainment? like Jaws(1975 .. Steven Speilberg) or The Omen (1976 .. Richard Donner)
  22. Art and Entertainment are never mutually exclusive. Y'all should take a look at these intelligent films and these extraordinary directors. Limbo (1999) Written, Directed & Edited by John Sayles. In Cold Blood (1967) Directed by Richard Brooks. Night of the Hunter (1955) Directed by Charles Laughton. Based on the novel by Davis Grubb. Double Indemnity , Sunset Boulevard .. Director: Billy Wilder Psycho , Rear Window , Vertigo .. Alfred Hitchcock. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer. Doctor Strangelove (1964) Stanley Kubrick. Now, That's Entertainment!
  23. A few more suggestions: Mystery Train (1990) Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Three stories from the Arcade Hotel linked by a gunshot. Features Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Steve Buscemi, and the Ghost of Elvis. Also recommended is Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2000) starring Forest Whitaker. I enjoyed Ghost Dog's "conversations" with the ice cream man. Completely strange is Motorama (1991). Written by Joseph Minion. Directed by Barry Shils. Go uninformed into this alternate universe fable. Watch it once and pass it on. With all too brief appearances by Flea, Meat Loaf, Garrett Morris, Micheal J. Pollard, Vince Edwards and Drew Barrymore.
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