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"Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.


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Eugenia, although this is not "my" thread, I don't think people should ever feel that they're "intruding" when they post on a thread they don't usually go on. I venture to guess the Bilgewasser feels the same ( Bilge, baby?)

 

Anyway...for some reason summertime always makes me think of The Who. Here's the first track from Quadrophenia, Pete Townsend's opus work ( well, Pete has a few opus works, actually.) This vid includes the first few minutes of the film by the same name, something to look at while you listen to this typically exciting rock song by Pete and the boys.

(Can You See ) The Real Me :

 

 

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I wouldn't even mind if someone posted a BM (Barry Manilow) song, though,

all things being equal, I could live without it. :(

 

Maybe it's because they did that great cover of Summertime Blues. I haven't

listened to Quadrophenia in years, partly because I have the vinyl LP and haven't

had my turntable fixed. I remember seeing the movie a long time ago. I watched

The Leather Boys recently, which has some things in common with Q. It was a lot

tamer than I expected from the title. More restrained and a very good character

study.

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Yup, Hank was a good ole Maple Leaf boy from Brooklyn, just across the

Mersey river from Liverpool. He does have a rather unusual hairdo or maybe

it's a bad rug. But a person's tonsorial particulars reflect on that individual and

not the country of his birth.

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I dunno, his hairdo looks pretty typical to me of a lot of those 50s/early 60s country singers.

They liked to scoop it back into a Dairy Queen sort of affair. Slightly different from the rocknroll ducktail guys, who also tended to go for a pouffed back tonsorial look.

 

Frank Zappa, on the other hand, just wore it long most of his life, along with his trademark Fu Manchu style moustache and beard. *Why Doncha Do Me Right?*:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Axn0fjg6o

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To me it seems kind of small or maybe his forehead and side takes

up so much room, looks like someone dropped a little piece of hair

on his noggin. Of course that has no effect on the music.

 

On some of their 1960s songs I can't figure out if the Mothers are spoofing

the sound of that period or if they were just part of it. Frank did have that

scraggly look for a long time, but I've always thought that the champion of

longest continuous hair style was Jackson Browne with his middle part. He

wore that for a long, long time.

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Yeah, Crosby was scraggly for a while, plus he liked drugs and guns,

not the best combo. Zappa abstained from drugs. Hey, nobody's perfect.

Hell, if Crosby was Bing's son, Bing would have went after him with a

pair of hedge clippers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackson Browne, the middle years. He had the middle part for a

long time. He went to a left of center part sometime ago, not

exactly sure when, probably have to go back and look at the

album covers.

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It's not so much the rhyme as the idea of mama passing away while

making homemade jam. That's always struck me as rather humorous,

while at the same time not taking anything away from mamas that have

passed away while actually making homemade jam or even preserves.

 

T. Rex had a number one UK hit with these lyrics:

 

Telegram Sam,

Telegram Sam,

You're my main man.

 

As some poets have remaked, it's sometimes the sound of the

words that are more important than the actual meaning of those

words.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:

> }{quote}If you wanna talk about being scraggly-looking for a long time, David Crosby has got to be in the running. I suppose that there are people who think that he is Bing's son.

As you probably know, David Crosby did have a (sort of) famous father: Cinematographer Floyd Crosby.

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

> T. Rex had a number one UK hit with these lyrics:

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> Telegram Sam,

> Telegram Sam,

> You're my main man.

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Love that one!

I wish the oldies stations would realize that T. Rex / Marc Bolan had a lot more good stuff than just the over-played "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" and give that one a rest!

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Hey, that was a fun record! I bought the 45 when it came out in 1969. The B-side was another funny Stevens novelty original, the only pop song I can think of about bagpipes!

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