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> {quote:title=RupertPupkin wrote:}{quote} Who is "Kim"?

Kim Deal, a member of the great 80s "alternative" band The Pixies. ( I really dislike labels like that, but I suppose they're useful for putting a band that may be unfamiliar to someone into some kind of context.)

 

I don't usually post something by a band that's just had a song on this thread, but The Pixies deserve to be promoted. Here's their most well-known tune. It's strongly associated with the movie *Fight Club*, a film I consider to be hugely over-rated, despite my liking for Edward Norton. So forget about *Fight Club*, this song already existed before that undeservedly popular film was made.

Actually, I think I may have already posted this at some point, but something worth hearing once is worth hearing again.

"Where is My Mind?" :

 

 

 

Edited by: misswonderly on Apr 4, 2012 12:33 PM

Aargh - I hate it when a youtube selection says "Official Video", implying it's a video made by and with the original band, and it turns out to be some lame film student's project ( not that I have anything against film students.) It's misleading for them to label their youtube uploads "official video" and they should cease and desist from doing it.

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Outside of the chorus, I find it hard to decipher the lyrics to Gigantic,

so I checked them on the web and, as one might think, they're somewhat

on the bizarre side, ntt....

 

Kim was also in the Breeders. I guess she was more or less the "head

honcho" in the band. I believe she butted heads with Francis about having

more input into the Pixies and found an outlet in the Breeders, where Tanya

Donelly was a member on the first CD, then she formed Belly, which is one

of my favorite alt bands, and so on and so on. Alternative is kind of a catch

all term, but I think it does give at least some indication of the type of music

you're getting. Whatever.

 

If Pupkin is thinking of kidnapping Kim, I hope he has a generous supply of

food and cigs. I know I shouldn't make fun of Kim's weight, but she has really

gotten gigan, well big. Hanging around with Black Francis couldn't have helped

much.

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Yusuf Islam's cover of the Cat Stevens' tune Where Do the Children Play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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> {quote:title=finance wrote: ...}{quote} Judy Collins didn't write any of her own material, did she?

How rude of me not to answer finance's query until now. As far as I know, she just sang other people's songs, did not write her own. Her talent lay in singing, exhibiting good taste in her music selections, and being pretty. I believe she dated Crosby, Stills, and Nash, although hopefully not all three at the same time.

Two of her most famous hits: Both Sides Now ( by Joni Mitchell) and Send in the Clowns ( by Stephen Sondheim.)

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I guess the fact that it was printed right under the video sort of gave it

away, though I suppose many people knew it anyway. Whatever name

he chooses to go by, the Catster has always been my favorite 1970s

singer/songwriter.

 

I hope Judy and Joni had their schedules well coordinated during that

time so as not to meet in any embarrassing situations in "our house."

(This site needs a better blush emoticon).

 

 

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> {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=finance wrote: ...}{quote} Judy Collins didn't write any of her own material, did she?

> As far as I know, she just sang other people's songs, did not write her own. Her talent lay in singing, exhibiting good taste in her music selections...

 

She actually did write some songs, but as you said she is best known for her hit versions of others' songs.

One of my favorites of hers that she wrote herself is "My Father" written in 1968. It happens to also be the B-side of the 45 of "Someday Soon" released in early 1969 (and that had a YouTube link posted here recently).

 

I poked around YouTube to see if "My Father" was available there, but found only a few live versions, not the original studio version that I know so well. But the live versions sound good, too.

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Just thinking back to my feelings at that time. I always considered Judy Collins to be far beneath Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Speaking of the Breeders, they did a charming, countrified version

of Drivin' on 9. Plus a video with some well known vehicular movie

clips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Probably not, though he was good looking enough to at least appear in

an opera. Hard to think of any country stars whose names sound like

they might have been opera singers. Too bad there wasn't a Porter

Wagner.

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