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Let's bear in mind POT, that Lennon and McCartney really didn't "co-write" very many of the Beatles songs.  Sure, they did co-write a few, and I suppose several of their biggest earlier "hits", but....

 

And also, I don't think it WAS easy for Brian Wilson to write "Pet Sounds".  In fact, you may recall the whole BEACH BOY thing wasn't easy for him AT ALL!

 

But I know what you mean....

 

But also, many of the "classic rock" acts still working also put out new work.  mixing the old with the new is a way to keep old-timers coming back and teaching a bit of their musical history to the younger and newer fans.   I recall a gag that Billy Crystal once did...

 

He said, "My daughter came up to me the other day and said, 'HEY DAD!  Did you know PAUL McCARTNEY was in ANOTHER BAND before WINGS?'  "  He then went into his "old Jewish uncle" bit, coughed and hacked a bit and replied, "Sure....sit down dollink, and I'll tell you ALL about that old  good time band, The BEATLES!  *cough--HACK!*  :D

 

Ricky Nelson did that "Garden Party" song as a complaint that he wished NOT to be known only for his old time "hits", but also recognized for what he was doing musically at that point in time as well.

 

Others don't mind at all, due to a gig being a gig, even if it IS on the "Indian casino circuit".

 

Even when ROD STEWART was touring in promotion of his "standards" recordings, he STILL sang "Maggie May" along with the mix of the "songbook".

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Well, it's all right now.

 

I learned my lesson well.

you see, you can't please everyone so,

You got to please yourself.

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Re: what you are allowed to say about sexuality.

 

I am a heterosexual woman.

 

But I was not allowed to talk about the homosexual, bisexual  and transsexual people I know in regards to where they are allowed to attend religious practices.  I am guessing it was because it was not  a political thread where I mentioned this?

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Vautrin-- don't know about Boston - - I'll tell you all about Classic Rock/Pop right now--

 

If you had written all the songs, produced all the hit records, and created the innovative musical styles and cultural achievements in popular culture, like Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Barry Gibb, Stevie Wonder ect then you would deserve to still be singing those songs and making money from singing those songs, if people wanted to hear them.

 

And from what I'm seeing today, people still want to hear them and still want to pay the big bucks.

 

If it was that easy to be Brian Wilson and write Pet Sounds and all those other hundreds of records that he wrote for the Beach Boys and others, then I guess everybody would be doing it. And everybody would be going out doing concert tours, earning millions of dollars.

 

It's nice work if you can get it-- if you had created the music and accomplished the cultural achievements of Paul McCartney, then you would deserve to receive the millions of dollars that Paul McCartney receives for singing all those old songs that he wrote with John Lennon.

 

Indeed, it is nice work if you can do it.

I don't begrudge these performers from earning a living, but

it's funny to see some of these acts who haven't put out a

new album in decades just doing the same thing over and

over. This would not apply to people like McCartney, who

still release new material.

 

Boston would probably be called a second wave classic rock

act, as they missed the 1960s and the early 1970s. By now,

yeah they're classic rock. They did release a new album a

few years ago, but apparently the head dude is a perfectionist

and they have only released six albums in forty years. But,

either way, more power to them.

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Boston would probably be called a second wave classic rock

act, as they missed the 1960s and the early 1970s. By now,

yeah they're classic rock. They did release a new album a

few years ago, but apparently the head dude is a perfectionist

and they have only released six albums in forty years. But,

either way, more power to them.

 

Boston were really a studio creation by Tom Scholz, who created a lot of demos with various musicians and built a band for touring purposes. Brad Delp, who provided vocals, died by suicide in 2007. 

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Boston were really a studio creation by Tom Scholz, who created a lot of demos with various musicians and built a band for touring purposes. Brad Delp, who provided vocals, died by suicide in 2007. 

Maybe that is part of the explanation for the long

time between albums after the first two or so.

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Your Daughter Must Pee Next to a Man, and You Will Be Compelled to Agree

 

The rules of bigotry according to the left represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. This week, we learned that if you don’t want your small daughter peeing next to a giant man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to **** in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn’t want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot.

 

Conversely, if you are a man who thinks he is a woman and you want to force a small girl to pee next to you, you are a freedom fighter; if you are a large man who thinks he is a woman and you want to be one of the girls, right down to hulking into a Macy’s ladies room, you are a hero; if you are a gay man and you want to force a religious person to serve you, you are a hero.

 

If all of this seems odd, that’s because it is.

 

Read more GOPUSA:

 

http://www.gopusa.com/?p=8827?omhide=true

MUCH A DO ABOUT NOTHING--Unisex Bathrooms

 

 

Well, when they call this the bathroom bill, they weren't joking.

 

Having lived in France, I'm compelled to talk about their public bathrooms a little bit here. But I don't really want to.

 

I started going when I was 19 for college study, so I was kind of young and naive. So I'm going to go from that perspective. And this didn't bother me.

 

Now this is what the French do- - - and they don't have a problem with it.

 

In a cafe in Paris, you go downstairs to the area where they have the restrooms.

 

The men and the women all go to the same place.

 

The men have a side or an open area with saloon doors where they have urinals.

 

Without being graphic, you can see the men behind the saloon doors, hear them talking and hear what they're doing because you're standing on the other side of the saloon door. Mind you it's not a large saloon door.

 

They do have separate enclosed toilets for women with locked doors. Those usually cost money.

 

In the middle of all this, there's enough space for a wash basin, which everyone uses.

 

The University where I taught in the provinces had restrooms on every other floor, like a lot of the universities type buildings have. In this particular case the men would come into the restrooms that were on their floor and go to the restrooms with the women--and it didn't seem to be a problem for anyone.

 

A lot of movie theaters just have uni-sex bathrooms. They have unisex bathrooms at the supermarket where I shop here in the United States. So that would solve the problem and there wouldn't be any reason for people to get excited.

 

I just think a lot of people enjoy drama and excitement--this gives them an excuse to indulge.

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Princess of Tap wrote:

 

"A lot of movie theaters just have uni-sex bathrooms. They have unisex bathrooms at the supermarket where I shop here in the United States. So that would solve the problem and there wouldn't be any reason for people to get excited.

I just think a lot of people enjoy drama and excitement--this gives them an excuse to indulge."

 

Went to Wal-mart today and did a tinkle. Sign was male only. If I were to go into a female, I'd be arrested. Last movie theatre couple of weeks ago the same. 

 

Southern by the grace of God.
 

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Princess of Tap wrote:

 

"A lot of movie theaters just have uni-sex bathrooms. They have unisex bathrooms at the supermarket where I shop here in the United States. So that would solve the problem and there wouldn't be any reason for people to get excited.

 

I just think a lot of people enjoy drama and excitement--this gives them an excuse to indulge."

 

Went to Wal-mart today and did a tinkle. Sign was male only. If I were to go into a female, I'd be arrested. Last movie theatre couple of weeks ago the same.

 

Southern by the grace of God.

 

Jake-- in the Midwest we have Krogers and the bathrooms are unisex.

 

The Midwest is flat-- So Midwesterners are level-headed-- after Kansas-born Pulitzer Playwright winner William Inge.

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Jake-- in the Midwest we have Krogers and the bathrooms are unisex.

 

The Midwest is flat-- So Midwesterners are level-headed-- after Kansas-born Pulitzer Playwright winner William Inge.

I lived in Houston, TX where Kroger has a big big market share and I never saw a unisex restroom. 

 

You are weird and frankly ....

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Trump says any bathroom will do--

 

This morning on The Today Show Trump told Matt Lauer that he didn't care what bathroom people went to in the Trump Towers.

 

He felt that people knew best which bathroom they needed to utilize. And he was not supporting the North Carolina bathroom bill.

 

He said things were already okay the way they were.

 

Well said. Indeed they are.

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It's a bull**** law that's about one thing and one thing only - making life difficult for transgender women as revenge for such women having the same rights as everyone else.

 

No matter what any of these creeps say - whether they be in government or in "religious" sects - that's the truth of it, plain and simple.

 

It's resentment made manifest and that's all it is.

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Jimmy Buffet will be playing in NC. Huey Lewis will be the

opening act. That's got to be a come down for Huey one

would think.

I really like Huey Lewis and the News, especially the Heart of Rock and Roll and It's Hip to be Square, but I don't think he ever had any hits outside of the late seventies and early eighties.

 

Unfortunately he never had a hit as big as Margaritaville. And it's a mega hit that keeps you going. I don't think he ever had a mega hit-- one that people

All over the world are crazy about.

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I really like Huey Lewis and the News, especially the Heart of Rock and Roll and It's Hip to be Square, but I don't think he ever had any hits outside of the late seventies and early eighties.

 

Unfortunately he never had a hit as big as Margaritaville. And it's a mega hit that keeps you going. I don't think he ever had a mega hit-- one that people

All over the world are crazy about.

 

Huey Lewis & the News had 12 top ten hits between 1982 and 1988, with 3 number ones.

 

Jimmy Buffett had 1 top ten song, "Margaritaville", and that only went to #8, and that was in 1978.

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I really like Huey Lewis and the News, especially the Heart of Rock and Roll and It's Hip to be Square, but I don't think he ever had any hits outside of the late seventies and early eighties.

 

Unfortunately he never had a hit as big as Margaritaville. And it's a mega hit that keeps you going. I don't think he ever had a mega hit-- one that people

All over the world are crazy about.

If one looks at their respective singles and album sales,

Huey comes out on top. But yes, he has never had a

signature song like Margaritaville, that is like a musical

energizer bunny, and he doesn't have that fervent fan

base like Jimmy has had all these years. I think that last

fact may be the difference maker. (Buffet has also had

some success on the country charts).

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Huey Lewis & the News had 12 top ten hits between 1982 and 1988, with 3 number ones.

 

Jimmy Buffett had 1 top ten song, "Margaritaville", and that only went to #8, and that was in 1978.

Lawrence - -

 

 

I don't know how it is but some songs just get into the society and into the cultural psychic. Margaritaville is one of those songs. It doesn't really matter how many copies it sold but everybody seems to remember it and there are restaurants, Resorts all kinds of things named after it. It's in the vernacular language. And I've heard people reference it abroad.

 

Another song like that maybe from about the same time was Bad Bad Leroy Brown. They're just some songs that do that and who knows why.

 

Michael Jackson's Thriller is another song that everyone knows that sold Millions of records. Same way with the Bee Gees Staying Alive and Saturday Night Fever.

 

Some songs Just transcend rock and roll and just go out into the general world.

 

I can't think of any Huey Lewis song that is in the vernacular like that. Usually it's a song that does sell a lot of copies, like the Beatles All You Need Is Love or Strawberry Fields or Paul McCartney's Yesterday.

 

I don't particularly care for Jimmy Buffett or anything it's just the way it is.

 

This Thread may be turning into a rock and roll thread, but I started it because of something that Ringo did-- so I guess rock and roll is here to stay.

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I don't particularly care for Jimmy Buffett or anything it's just the way it is.

 

This Thread may be turning into a rock and roll thread, but I started it because of something that Ringo did-- so I guess rock and roll is here to stay.

 

I know, I wasn't trying to refute your other post, necessarily, just clarify the facts of the thing. Being Florida born and raised, I have heard Buffet and that song of his ad infinitum since its release. I've never been a fan, and his success and cultural cache has always rankled me a bit. I'm not much fonder of Huey Lewis, but it is interesting to note how much more successful his and his band's run was compared to Buffett, who regardless has remained larger in the public consciousness. 

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If one looks at their respective singles and album sales, Huey comes out on top. But yes, he has never had a signature song like Margaritaville.

 

Jeez, I'm not sure about that at all. Just mentioning Huey instantly conjures 'I Wanna New Drug' playing in my head.

 

'Heart and Soul' is another that comes fairly quickly to mind. Once started, there's quite a few that climb on up the memory banks.

 

'Margaritaville' may be a signature song alright, but that's to be expected of a one-hit wonder, isn't it?

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C'mon, you two! Haven't you ever seen the movie BACK TO THE FUTURE and which features Huey's ACTUAL signature recording???

 

(...it's called "The Power of Love", for your information)

as well as featuring ACTUAL Huey Lewis.

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Jeez, I'm not sure about that at all. Just mentioning Huey instantly conjures 'I Wanna New Drug' playing in my head.

 

'Heart and Soul' is another that comes fairly quickly to mind. Once started, there's quite a few that climb on up the memory banks.

 

'Margaritaville' may be a signature song alright, but that's to be expected of a one-hit wonder, isn't it?

Most one-hit wonders gradually fade out of public consciousness,

but Buffet has kept this thing going for decades with his fanatical

fan base. I believe there was a profile on Buffet a number of years

ago on 60 Minutes showing that when it comes to marketing, he is

very astute concerning his audience and what they want, and he

gives it to them. I've never understood all the excitement, but I

guess it works like a charm on enough folks to keep it going.

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Well, I'll have to take your word for it. I've never known anyone who said they like Jimmy Buffet. Not one person.

 

Maybe you have to live in Florida or something.

 

I've never met anyone under 40 that liked him. Even when the song came out 40 years ago. There's a certain personality type (wanna be beach bum) and they usually have that country club member vibe, and most own a boat. Beach bumming for middle-aged former yuppies, to paint with a broad brush. Of course I'm sure there's exceptions, but I haven't met any.

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Well, I'll have to take your word for it. I've never known anyone who said they like Jimmy Buffet. Not one person.

 

Maybe you have to live in Florida or something.

Somebody must be buying the tickets, but it won't be me.

I'm sure it helps if you live near a beach, like flip flops,

and enjoy drinking a few brews.

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