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1 minute ago, sewhite2000 said:

While I'm aware they're two distinct songs, it's possible I confused their lyrics in my memory banks!

Sure, and considering that these two recordings hit the charts within a year of each other (1958 and 1959) I suppose this might be the case here.

(...oh, wait...you weren't around yet at that time were ya, kid...never mind)  ;)

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No, I've attained all my knowledge of the music of that era secondhand, largely from my iTunes collection, which now boasts more than 1,400 songs, all of them released before 1970, my own self-imposed purchase restriction, as I try to learn more about the music of the past. But I've only got one song out of those 1,400 from Bobby Darin, and it's "Splish Splash". And none from the Four Preps.

I'm a child of the '70s and an adolescent of the early '80s. I can ramble incessantly about the subtle differences between Adam Ant and Oingo Boingo, perhaps!

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23 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

No, I've attained all my knowledge of the music of that era secondhand, largely from my iTunes collection, which now boasts more than 1,400 songs, all of them released before 1970, my own self-imposed purchase restriction, as I try to learn more about the music of the past. But I've only got one song out of those 1,400 from Bobby Darin, and it's "Splish Splash". And none from the Four Preps.

I'm a child of the '70s and an adolescent of the early '80s. I can ramble incessantly about the subtle differences between Adam Ant and Oingo Boingo, perhaps!

Ya know, you're gonna have'ta at least add Bobby's two biggest hits to your collection, 'Mack the Knife' and the previously mentioned one, in order to do modicum justice to his career, don't ya?! 

(...btw and re Oingo Boingo...can you tell me why so many people seem to be unfamilar with their 'Dead Man's Party' song?...I've always thought it one of the best Halloween-themed songs out there and right up there with MJ's 'Thriller', and yet when I mention this to people, I seldom get a nod of recognition about this...could it be because Danny Elfman's group was mostly known on the West Coast at the time?)

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Ha ha, you won't get a nod of recognition from me. I just threw out two random early '80s acts that popped into my head with weird names. After "Weird Science", my Oingo Boingo knowledge is pretty scant. Love Elfman's later TV and movie score work, though. 

I'm sorta surprised I haven't gotten "Mack the Knife" yet, given how huge a hit it was. I do have the Louis Armstrong version from 1956 and the Ella Fitzgerald live in Berlin version from 1960, but not his.

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4 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Ha ha, you won't get a nod of recognition from me. I just threw out two random early '80s acts that popped into my head with weird names. After "Weird Science", my Oingo Boingo knowledge is pretty scant. Love Elfman's later TV and movie score work, though. 

I'm sorta surprised I haven't gotten "Mack the Knife" yet, given how huge a hit it was. I do have the Louis Armstrong version from 1956 and the Ella Fitzgerald live in Berlin version from 1960, but not his.

So, you're sayin' you're also not familar with 'Dead Man's Party'?

(...cool song)

 

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2 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Nope. I may break my pre-1970 rule just to check it out (or more likely I will seek it out for free on YouTube or somewhere).

Here. I'll save ya the trouble...

 

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Ha ha ha from Back to School! So I've probably heard it before.

"And you can tell whoever you paid to write your paper for you he doesn't know the first thing about Kurt Vonnegut!"

Jump cut to Rodney Daingerfield on the phone: "And another thing, Vonnegut ..."

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On 11/15/2021 at 4:43 AM, Dargo said:

When I was growing up in the L.A. area circa the 1960s, I twice took what was called the Great White Steam Ship...

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Overnight 11/16 - 11/17, between Superfly and Hollywood Without Makeup, was a short, Pirate Party on Catalina Isle, where you can see the ship docked at the start and departing Catalina at the end.

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Few people seem to know about a little known film in the MGM series, ANDY HARDY GOES TO JAPAN.

But, apparently, the results of Andy's activities in the land of the rising sun didn't quite meet with Louis B. Mayer's approval.

Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' – Heroic Girls

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Catalina is the location of one of the Hildegarde Withers movies with James Gleason. "Murder On A Honeymoon."  They use the "casino" as a location quite a bit.  This casino hews to the original name, which meant "gathering place" or such. William Wrigley (gum, the Cubs) owned the island starting in 1919.  Fascinating stuff....

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On 11/14/2021 at 7:52 PM, sewhite2000 said:

I've got to be honest. I live 800 miles away from the ocean. I didn't even know where Catalina was until I Googled it. I thought it was some exotic foreign locale possibly. I had no idea it was something near Los Angeles. I presume it's terribly expensive. Have you had the money to spend time there and then dismiss it as dreary?

Well, yes. One of my best friends was raised there as well. He liked the people who lived there, but found the place hum-drum.

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