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  1. Aaww GillaMasta, Try to work on your self-esteem a little. For federal officials, go to this scary website. For the state, try the Green Papers. For the county, to quote Alice Cooper (and paraphrase MarcM): " No More Mr. Nice Guy". But seriously, you should be able to get that information with a phone call. Or do a search with the simplest keywords "________ County ", etc. There are probably better resources for any of this. I think you will find that if you keep trying whatever search ideas come to mind, you'll get to what you need pretty quickly.
  2. Promotion, publicity, good management, gimmicks, radio play, music videos, bad behavior, good looks, celebrity connections and/or talent.
  3. I heard Alice Cooper's No More Mr. Nice Guy today. It seemed to me that the Beavis & Butthead theme started off something like that guitar riff. I might have already determined that was a false impression. Is there any similarity?
  4. How unhip is this? I get choked up when I hear the song Tomorrow from the musical 'Annie'. Andrea McArdle from the original Broadway cast put her flippin' everything into it. Well, the other good tune from that show (It's A) Hard Knock Life was sampled heavily by rapper Jay-Z and subtitled Ghetto Anthem. Maybe I'm not so square.
  5. For some strange reason, I really liked Andy Gibb's Shadow Dancing. Around the same time, Andy sang backup vocals for a couple of songs on Stephen Stills "Thoroughfare Gap" album. Some other "disco days" favorites are: Get Down On It by Kool And The Gang Ring My Bell by Anita Ward Car Wash by Rose Royce and the unforgettable Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.
  6. This is some kind of Eurodance(?) favorite. Lots of info on German and Italian websites. I found these lyrics.
  7. ******** Another Double Bill ******** Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train with Danny DeVito's Throw Mamma From The Train
  8. **** A Double Feature **** Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo with Mel Brooks's High Anxiety
  9. Costellogirl75, I was making a bad joke about how spawnfreak used ALL CAPS in his post (according to Web Etiquette that is supposed to be like screaming). I hadn't read your post about Troy because I was composing my own at the same time. I agree that the Gods are essential to Homer's Iliad, but apparently of less concern to Hollywood and box-office calculations. My point was that just because Beowulf is "old", that doesn't mean adapting it is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
  10. Please stop HOLLERING, spawnfreak! The recent movie Troy is based on Homer's Iliad from the 8th or 9th Century B. C. Maybe Epic poetry can compete with superhero comic books as movie source material.
  11. She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes
  12. Jimmy1104 - I was just razzin' ya. I didn't know before reading bluesboy's link that Them's sucess with Gloria was mostly a West Coast phenomenon. I don't think I'd ever heard the Shadows of Knight version around here until sometime in the 90s on the radio. I've enjoyed Van Morrison throughout his career -- Brown Eyed Girl, Domino, Wild Nights, Blue Money, (Turn It Up) Radio, St.Dominic's Preview, Tupelo Honey, etc.etc.
  13. Jimi Hendrix must have misheard part of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower. Dylan's lyrics (I think) are: Businessmen they drink my wine Plowmen dig my earth None of them along the line Know what any of it is worth - - - - - Jimi says something like: None will level on the line Nobody of it is worth Overall, Hendrix's cover version improves on the Dylan original. I guess I shouldn't nitpick.
  14. No Way, Jimmy 1104. Them did the original and the best 'Gloria'. When an Oldies station started playing The Shadows of Knight cover, I was bummed ("This ain't Them ??"). It seems lackluster by comparison. I remember (back in the day) live bands at high school and YMCA dances were always trying to perfect the "She knocks upon my door (knock knock drum trick) she comes to my room, then she makes me feel all right!" part.
  15. .. FURR vs. KISS .. Twice Daily Battles!
  16. Oh Sara, Please give credit where credit is due. Right Time, Wrong Place was written and first recorded by Dr. John (Mac Rebennack). That song and Such A Night got a lot of airplay for the former voo-doo styled "Night Tripper" out of New Orleans. Dr. John is featured in The Band's Last Waltz concert movie. He will be performing with B.B. King next month locally (in Santa Rosa, CA). Emerson, Lake & Palmer titled an album "Brain Salad Surgery" from that strange phrase in Right Time, Wrong Place.
  17. Mindcrime -- Thank you for looking. I've been to that article (and many, many others) but it doesn't really address my question. The Beatles theory seems too tame to be in keeping with Sympathy's dark themes and thoughtful lyrics. Were the 11th Century artists "killed" in India? Where does The Devil (or evil forces, death or destruction) come in?
  18. I've never heard a satisfactory explanation of these lines from the Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil: I laid traps for troubadours who get killed before they reached Bombay Historical references elsewhere in this song are pretty clear. Can you educate me about this?
  19. " ... the world's most celebrated artists chose their favorite musicians and created The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were. " I came across this site accidentally. Not much special here by my tastes (and the reproductions differ in quality), but it was an amusing diversion.
  20. " Reports of a cover-up at EMI records today sent the top men reeling, as Beatle fans world-wide inundated the London headquarters with questions about the missing dog from the historical Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles. Their response was a typical 'No comment!' " There was this book Warp and Woof!:The Case of the Missing Sgt. Pepper Dog by Dawn L. Searcy (1990) published by Number 9 Books. I don't know if it is pertinent at all because I can find nothing more about it. I'm just guessing the dog & gramophone might have been deleted because of infringem
  21. www.3wk.com has underground classic rock radio that isn't just "heavy hitters" only. Other artists I recommend are Traffic and Ten Years After.
  22. I consider Sweet Baby James (1970) to be a near perfect album. There isn't a song on it that I don't like. James Taylor's voice, his lyrics and the excellent production all fit together on tracks like Country Road , Anywhere Like Heaven , Suite For 20 G and of course Sweet Baby James. The backup includes Danny Kootch on guitar, and Carole King on piano.
  23. " I know. Everybody funny. Now you funny too. " I always crack a smile when I hear George Thorogood's eight-and-a-half-minute version of One Bourbon,One Scotch,One Beer. If you are not amused by the tale of his tribulations with his sometimes "lovey-dovey" landlandy, that don't confurn me.
  24. From Do You Remember? by The Beach Boys: Little Richard sang it And [bleep] Clark brought it to life Danny & The Juniors hit a groove Stuck it sharp as a knife Well now do you remember All the guys that gave us Rock 'n' Roll Chuck Berry's got to be The greatest thing that came along ... Elvis Presley is The King He's the giant of the day Paved the way for the Rock 'n' Roll Star The critics kept a knockin' But the Stars kept on rockin' and the choppin' didn't get very far Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire ... They gave us Rock 'n' Ro
  25. Oops. Sorry Sara. I read the new image guidelines, but I failed to recognize that in this case One picture is worth about 32K. I'll restrain myself in the future, but the Devil made me do this. Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie
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