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scrutney

mixed media

guido is having a small problem freeing up user access, so y'all can post your own topics.

rest assured that he's a pretty smart fella and will dope it out, if given enough time. (i'm thinking christmas....2041).

until then, bear with us...

he's given me the keys to the kingdom, so i can start new topics and so can coebul.

until we get this glitch figured out...if you want to start a topic, send guido, coebul or myself a private message and we'll get one underway.

please keep in mind...we didn't want to start this board...it's a time consuming and thankless task...but we former bums had to find a place to hang out and without much warning (actually, none at all)...

needless to say, we weren't prepared.

guido's learning this on the fly.
and we beg your indulgence.

we want to make this board a successful successor to plazabum...a place where you can let your hair down and scratch where it itches.

thanks for tuning in.



edited to add:

until we get the 'post a new topic' thingy freed up...post anything you want here.

hey, we let me in...so obviously we have no standards to speak of.

and speaking of no standards...
where the hell is virgo?
bieramar

Re: mixed media

scrutney wrote:
until we get this glitch figured out....

<snip>

hey, we let me in...so obviously we have no standards to speak of.

and speaking of no standards...
where the hell is virgo?


And Ed, and Maureen?

But seriously I do miss auntmartymoo, and a whole raft of people who used to participate regularly in the past but dropped out because of the vitriol of local political and redundant ad hominem posts.

I think a lot of them might appreciate participating in this non-agendaed bumreject forum.

I snipped the gliche info as it has been fixed (and I never noticed it anyway!); thanks to the anonymous fixer.
Guido Sarducci

bieramar wrote:
scrutney wrote:
until we get this glitch figured out....

<snip>

hey, we let me in...so obviously we have no standards to speak of.

and speaking of no standards...
where the hell is virgo?


And Ed, and Maureen?

But seriously I do miss auntmartymoo, and a whole raft of people who used to participate regularly in the past but dropped out because of the vitriol of local political and redundant ad hominem posts.

I think a lot of them might appreciate participating in this non-agendaed bumreject forum.

I snipped the gliche info as it has been fixed (and I never noticed it anyway!); thanks to the anonymous fixer.
That is one rule that will be applied here.  We can yell at each other till the cows come home.  

But the personal attacks aimed at non members is not going to happen here.  Period.  

Including for the most part Longwalker/skookum.

At least he is able to defend himself.   The rest of that crap will be deleted and those offenders will be warned.    

Heated debate?  Fine and dandy.  Bull shit attacks for the sake of attack "nope not going to happen here".

The management.
scrutney

bier wrote:
And Ed, and Maureen?


are welcome here as long as they follow the "no personal attacks" rule and any other, arbitrary, unfair and insane rule that guido indiscriminately and retroactively yanks out of his yak, as the mood strikes him.

auntmartymoo

Re: mixed media

bieramar wrote:
But seriously I do miss auntmartymoo...

Aw shucks!    I missed you guys, too!

And it's an absolute miracle I found y'all.  Seriously.  And here's how it went down...

I kept trying to log in to PB and was sent to the Facebook page.  Because I don't have, and don't want to have, a Facebook page...I couldn't see anything or click anything on the PB page.

I assumed it was a glitch that would eventually be corrected...so I just kept trying to log in a couple of times a day...for several days...unsuccessfully.

Then my brilliant husband suggested I log in to Facebook on his account so maybe I could see what's going on.  That worked...in that I could see that Coebul was a friend of PB's...but I didn't notice a link to a website or a giant blinking sign that said "Hey Dingbat, we're all over here at a great new blog site!"

So, I gave up and figured that was it.  A glorious little moment in time.  One of those great things that you just don't appreciate until it's gone.  Some of those interesting acquaintances we make in life...and regretfully, don't always keep in touch with...or exchange emails with...so they can find us when the site vanishes...and we can ask them What the heyull happened?

BUT BUT BUT  my inquisitive husband does not give up so easily.  He called me at work yesterday and said "Um.  There's a link to the new forum on that Johnson guy's Facebook page."

And fa la la la la...la la la la!  

Thanks a million Mr. Johnson, Fr. Guido, and any other powers that be.

Hiya Coebul, Scrutney, Bieramar and the new dude Gene!

Very Happy  Laughing  Razz  Very Happy  Surprised  Shocked
coebul

Am I tried to leave as many crumbs of bread as possible.  I posted a link on JD Plazabum but the "Bum" for lack of a better word removed it, then just to check things out I posted on several comments and they too were removed annnnnd the Bum removed me from his friends list so I could not continue.  Frozen out!!  

I also posted a link on the RECORD web site but considering the last activity was 5 weeks ago, and with out any knowledge of it no one would know where to look so that was a waste of time.

Scrutney thinks he is up to somethin i.e. another site or somethin else.  I asked him why and he said funds but since most of us have offered in the past to help pay for this I am not sure that's the "real" reason.  

Leave to say we were frozen out.  For no rhyme nor reason.  

Coebuls Dad wrote:
God will get him for this and I am gona help him.  
This was one of my grand old man's favorite quotes.  

Plazabum.com has not made any friend of me!

Welcome to all that have found this place.  I know Guido fairly well.  He is the strong silent type but shy.  He plans to stay in the background and only stick his mangy head up when needed.  

Tell your friends about this place and if you know of any other lost bums send them a note.  

If any one ever finds out why PB did this please post it here.

I know this is a labor of love but Guido has never done this before so please be patient.    

One more point Coebul H Johnson can be a rallying point in the future.   I will set it so anyone can view it, if that is possible.  

Coebul
auntmartymoo

Wow.  High drama.  Wonder what we did to offend?!

Thanks so much for your breadcrumb trail...will remember to look for Coebul H Johnson if we ever crash...or if Guido decides to give us the big freeze.

Hope the others can find their way here.
scrutney

auntmartymoo wrote:
Wow.  High drama.  Wonder what we did to offend?!


at this point, all i can offer is speculation.

word round the powder room is that the dutch anti defamation league was working on a sting operation and googling certain key buzz phrases,  that were showing up with alarming frequency on ...-ahem-...a certain website.

"cod nobbling"
"clog hopping"
"dutch treat"
"cheese nibbling"
"godless dutch menace"
"sticky fingered, chocolate grabbing bastards"

add to that, the tainted gouda cheese debacle last year and the infamous 'dutch oven affair', that involved staff and management of...-ahem-...a certain website and i'll leave you to draw your own conclusions.
coebul

Oh that cleared it up for me!  What about the rest of yall?
tsiya

Well, it wasn't my fault, I was banned most of the time! Very Happy
puc reducks

And I'll bet you wore your banned status like a badge of honor, right?   Laughing
bieramar

What do you reckon?
tsiya

Can't bake cakes without breaking some eggs! Very Happy
auntmartymoo

Ohhhhh...I thought maybe it was because we're all a bunch of violent Tea Party sympathizers...being dragged along by our racist hippie leader, Bieramar.
Shocked  Wink
puc reducks

bieramar wrote:
What do you reckon?


Flummery, I tell you, flummery!
scrutney

flummery, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, tortfeasance,  mopery, dopery, lugubrious gooberness...

sing it with me:

we shall overdraw.
puc reducks

Oh, you... you...

WORDSMITH!


Smile
tsiya

在一個熱的長柄淺鍋的屁
puc reducks

tsiya wrote:
在一個熱的長柄淺鍋的屁


Huh?  I give up!
scrutney

puc reducks wrote:
Oh, you... you...

WORDSMITH!


Smile


every one of those words (with the possible exception of mopery) in one form or another, has been used by...someone else...i.e. our local
wordjones.

scrut's new amurkin dictionary defines wordjones as:

a person with a pathological need to impress others with the use of obscure words, guaranteed to send the reader to the dictionary.
this is not to imply that the use of those words made any sense in the context in which they were used.
but the peddler of said vapid verbiage was hoping that the reader spent so much time looking them up, they forgot that what they were reading was incomprehensible in the first place.
puc reducks

Scrut wrote, among other stuff:

"...the peddler of said vapid verbiage was hoping that the reader spent so much time looking them up, they forgot that what they were reading was incomprehensible in the first place."

To which I say: You are kerrect, sir!  Flummox them as far off the topic as you can! He Who Shall Remain Nameless manages to do that at his keyboard AND before the microphone!

(Cracking up over WORDJONES!)
scrutney

and by the way.
what's ed going to do when he find out that his favorite local whipping boy-message board, is sleeping with the metaphorical 'fishes'?

don't look now but he's reprinting some of his shamelessly self congratulatory columns...
and did i mention that we need a national park?
a glistening, gem like, dew dappled, yadda yadda, blah blah, woof woof, moreofthesameoldtiredclaptrap.
puc reducks

I used to check Ed's blog during the local elections, but that almost-habit has passed.

???National park???  Ah, the National Seashore... the Emerald Necklace... and the rest of that puffery.

A couple years back I read his federal application for said seashore. Surprise! He didn't follow the rules/requirements...NOR did Ed color inside the lines.  Shocked
bieramar

Raul Malo.  I'm a fan.  Anyone else?
puc reducks

Bier,
No, first I have heard of him!  But will put on my listening list.  Tell us about him.

Am heavily into Stevie Ray Vaughn right now--with no desire to leave!
scrutney

i just watched casablanca for what i swear is the 30th time.

the perfect movie.
puc reducks

Not a misstep in that flim.

I love it, too.  Esp. B&W.

Here's looking at you, Bif!

Need to start sep threads for music, film, books, and whatever!
scrutney

Quote:
Need to start sep threads for music, film, books, and whatever!


scrut wrote:
i started the psycho-deli over on plazabum.v1 , freespeech v.1 and v.2... it was great for a while...i wrote some pretty decent stuff on phil spector, jefferson airplane and their various off spinoff bands...and of course the beatles and the who.

but it got to the point where i was the only contributor.
shouting in an echo chamber is only fun for a little while.

skookum started a 'favorite western movie' thread.
that lasted about a week.
he liked john wayne and clint eastwood.
i liked spaghetti westerns (the ones with and without clint).

not much more to be said.



well...maybe there's a little more to be said...seems like quinton tarrentino has a reworking of the spaghetti western "classic" django, in the pipeline...for more on the humble spaghetti western, sergio corbucci, gay cowboys, django and the greatest western you've never heard of, hit the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03...1338750217-thAtBWg13uykYxHI76yGuw

edited to add...well i screwed that one up...i hit edit instead of quote and the majority of the post is now gone...
bieramar

Re Raul Malo:
http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/malo_raul/bio.jhtml

Re Casablanca; more trival information than any sane person should want to know: http://www.moviemistakes.com/film241

I've watched it almost as many times as I've watched The African Queen, and identify with both.
puc reducks

Scrut,
Think you are right:  just as easy to lump the arts as to split them.

Only thing, I forget where things are posted... but I guess that's what the "Search" function is all about!  Very Happy

"Casablanca" wouldda been nuthin' without Peter Lorre and the handsome Claude Rains.

"Tron" is coming out on 12/17--IMAX and 3-D.  The early "Tron" was one of our first dates, so of course we'll see the new one!  Also, "Sinbad in the Eye of The Tiger"--Las Cruces, NM, didn't have much to offer in the summer of 1977.  I still razz Carl about that one!   Laughing

~~~~
Bier,
Thanks for the link for Raul Malo!
bieramar

I read "first date" at 4:30 a.m. after a carafe of Bustelo, and immediately am back in 1952 hearing Tex Ritter's haunting voice opening High Noon.

Back in the day the test previews of innovative movies was accomplished by "sneak previews" throughout the nation, where without forewarning or advertising, after the main feature, when RKO Pathé Newsreels ordinarily were shown, there'd be an announcement that a new pre-release flick would be shown, and the lights would be raised while the ushers distributed comment cards and pencils.

It was what turned out to be the last date with my first and only "steady" high school sweetheart, as I was packed to head south to Texas to enlist in the Navy and she was ready to head west to live with her brother's family in La Jolla, California to work and wait. A tearful night with promises to rejoin - and ultimately marry - after I arrived in San Diego for USN boot camp.

Then Ritter's mournful "Do not forsake me, oh my darling" overwhelmed me and I had a sad precognition that Ida Rose's and my plans might not come to pass.

High Noon - another classic, even without the emotional connection.
puc reducks

So much awareness at such a young age, Bier.  (You are an old soul.)

Lovely story.  Poor Ida Rose (reminds me of the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?")

My very first date with DH was in Mimbres, NM. We were among a group working for the Mimbres Foundation, Inc., a private archaeological concern, run by the blazingly brilliant Steve LeBlanc.  It was the second or third year of the project, so many people brought their dogs.  Including Steve's insufferably smelly, eager-to-please, intellectually challenged Golden Retriever Hadjii [Steve's spelling] Baba ("Haj" for short).

One day, after excavating in the hot sun, we decided to take Haj and Micah-Dog (a sleek Black Lab with 10x Haj's mental agility) down to the Mimbres River to sit on a log on the bank, cool off, and smoke our first doobie together.  We thought it would be very, VERY funny if the dogs were told, "SIT!"--and sat in the river.  More brook-like, no higher than one's akles and it burbled, it didn't run.

So, after getting the erstwhile Hadjii Baba to actually SIT in the river (numerous times)--and laughing so hard our sides hurt--we turned our attention to Micah.  That dog gave us both a piercing look as if to say, "YOU'RE the morons if you think I'M sitting in water!"  He hung around the log, sniffing for food (we had none) and then returned to the big house.  

Leaving us with loony Hajii who kept sitting down in the water until we laughed ourselves to tears.

NM always will be the Land of Enchantment!
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
So much awareness at such a young age, Bier.  (You are an old soul.)


He was a precocious child discussing politics and world events at the age of 5.  

He tried to enlist at 7 when the war began.
bieramar

coebul wrote:
He [bieramar] was a precocious child discussing politics and world events at the age of 5.  

He tried to enlist at 7 when the war began.


Ho, Ho, Ho.  Actually not far from the reality - except maybe replace "precocious" with "child genius."  

Learned to read at age 4, sitting on the lap of a great-aunt political isolationist activist who would stand up at Sunday Mass and argue with the priest if his sermon got political and offended her.

At 5 gathering with my mom's siblings and a dozen+ cousins at grampa/ma's farm for fried chicken, followed by political arguments - men, women and children - about the impending war.  Uncle John, a shave-tail U.S. Army officer after years adventuring in North Africa and South America; Uncle Ed, a U.S. Naval aviator in the Pacific since 1934; Grampa and Grammaw telling tales of WWI when the barns of German-speakers were painted yellow or burned down, and the speaking the German language in public or on the telephone was against Iowa law; mom, an FDR-hating Wilkie supporting isolationist; dad, a WWI veteran raring to go again in WWII as his bulk oil business was failing - youbetcha we argued politics.  And that's when the seeds were planted for my subsequent adventures in the world outside of Iowa.  My first book at age 4 was from Uncle John, "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" by Richard Haliburton, and I decided on the spot that I would see them all (to discover later as I advanced in age and wisdom that the ancient wonders were mainly gone, and I had to be satisfied with the sites only).

However I didn't try to enlist in WWII at age 7 - but did try to enlist in the Korean War at age 17 (and as previously explained wasn't sworn in 'til 1Cool.
bieramar

puc reducks wrote:
Poor Ida Rose (reminds me of the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?")


As my enlistment plans were stalled, I didn't get to California for a year and a half - she had got a job as a bank teller, there was a bank robbery at her station, her photo appeared in the California papers (she was a beauty queen; Miss Algona 1951), and her ardor for looking forward to becoming a Navy wife had waned considerably - she was getting lots of better offers.  We saw each other in person at the airport as I was flying out after Boot Camp.  

A couple years later we began corresponding again, and arranged to meet in Algona during my annual leave - "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" was proving true (plus she was becoming disenchanted with the Cali glitter).  

One of those danged secret wars came along and I ended up in Cuba instead of Algona with no opportunity or means to let her know before she made the trip - and it was many months after before I could explain via a letter.  I never received a reply, and a few years later she married.  

I met Ida Rose last at my mother's 100th birthday celebration in Algona IA on St. Patrick's Day 2007. After a successful career in California she and her hubby had moved back to Algona where the majority of her 15 siblings lived. She had been recently widowed in 2007 - no kids. She had always loved my mom (they had corresponded and visited through the years, unbeknownst to me until then), and subsequently visited her at her group retirement home every day from March 18th, 2007 until mom peacefully died in her sleep a year ago last week.
coebul

bieramar wrote:
coebul wrote:
He [bieramar] was a precocious child discussing politics and world events at the age of 5.  

He tried to enlist at 7 when the war began.


Ho, Ho, Ho.  Actually not far from the reality - except maybe replace "precocious" with "child genius."  

scrutney

bier wrote:
Then Ritter's mournful "Do not forsake me, oh my darling" overwhelmed me and I had a sad precognition that Ida Rose's and my plans might not come to pass.


true story.

so it's november 1983, alexandria virginia and my first wife(wendy) had just dropped the bombshell that she didn't want to be married anymore...that she needed her space and wanted to self actualize (and a bunch of other pscho-babble phrases that, when translated meant: "drop dead meat head".)

so i did what any sane, recently dumped person would do...i slammed the door and went out to get drunk.

i got in the car and fired up the ignition...and the local oldies station was playing an old beach boys song on the radio:

"wendy, wendy what went wrong?
we've been together for so long"

i yanked the radio out and tossed it out the window, into the middle of the george washington parkway.

what the hell?
it was her car anyway.
Gene

Contemporary thriller novel

I thoroughly enjoyed Oracle Lake, a story of a fictional search for a new religious leader as the old one nears death, by the British author Paul Adam.

'Maggie spent half her life in the distant outposts of the globe, but only when she returned to London did she really feel as if she were in the Third World.'
puc reducks

Bier,
What a life.  Ida Rose--did you finally talk with her in 2007 about not showine up all those years ago?  It's wonderful that she had such a connection with your mom.  It all makes me a little heart-sick, thinking of what might have been.  War stinks for a multitude of reasons.

~~~
BTW, the City of Algona, IA, has a really cool website!!!  (Is it "Al-GONE-nah"?  "Al" as in Al Hirt?)  They actually post the city council agendas AND minutes.  Have a direct link to the town's library--with the best, most thoughtful links.  And pix on the home page!  One got me: An idyllic Main Street USA long-view, but on a snowy day.  The street has lamp-posts all along both sides, too.  Not the modern aluminum ones, but black with a traditional-looking/almost British colonial top.

~~~

Always said you should write a book!
puc reducks

Scrut,
Great story!  If I knew how to rip out a radio with my bare hands likely I would have done the very same!!!  Not to psycho-babble too much, but I think the oldies station and that old Beach Boys tune was no coincidence, happening at that moment as they did.

Matters of the heart.  *sigh*  I guess we can laugh at those that go bad after enough time has passed!

You write funny so well.
puc reducks

Re: Contemporary thriller novel

Gene wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed Oracle Lake, a story of a fictional search for a new religious leader as the old one nears death, by the British author Paul Adam.

'Maggie spent half her life in the distant outposts of the globe, but only when she returned to London did she really feel as if she were in the Third World.'


Gene,
Intriguing!  Must look up on amazon.

Haven't yet started All the Devils Are Here, becuase I've been bewitched by Cleopatra, A Life, by Stacy Schriff (jeez, I hope I spelled author's name correctly). It's Cleo's "authorized" biography!  2,000 years' worth of research to consider.  What a story.
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
Scrut,
Great story!  If I knew how to rip out a radio with my bare hands likely I would have done the very same!!!  Not to psycho-babble too much, but I think the oldies station and that old Beach Boys tune was no coincidence, happening at that moment as they did.

Matters of the heart.  *sigh*  I guess we can laugh at those that go bad after enough time has passed!

You write funny so well.


puc I swear to whom ever when I split with my first wife the left town the first song I hears was an Elvis tune.  

"Left my home in Norfolk Virginia California on my mind".  

I was on I 64 in Norfolk Virginia and heading to San Fransisco.   Gods truth.  

Neither Scrutney nor I had decent tastes in our first wives.  Mine was nothing but a drug sniffin tramp.  But at the time she did have certain "Ass"ets..   Wink
puc reducks

Coe,
Ah, yes, once again... TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION!

What is it with you two and music???    Laughing
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
Coe,
Ah, yes, once again... TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION!

What is it with you two and music???    Laughing


Not sure.  

But I never went back to Norfolk (except to visit Scrutney) and never talked to that tramp either.  Went a little wild in San Fran and had to leave their within a few months or succumb to habits not conducive to long healthy lives.  

Hmm could there be a connection???
scrutney

i don't know if i've mentioned this before...

i'm still watching and rewatching "ladies and gentlemen, the rolling stones" which got a remastering job a couple of months ago.

the stones are on the exile on main street tour...with mick taylor on lead guitar and they take no prisoners.

if you've ever wondered how they got the name "the world's greatest rock and roll band" this dvd will solve that mystery.

in my humble opinion...they're not the world's greatest...but the beatles never released a live set on video that wasn't ruined by excessive crowd noise (and if you can't hear yourself play, then you can't play very well, can you?) and the who's live video offerings were hampered by shoddy production values.

having said all that..."ladies and gentlemen the rolling stones" is about as good as it gets in terms of live rock and roll on the big screen.

puc reducks

Scrut,
No, I don't think you mentioned The Stones and this particular DVD.

Verrrry interesting about:  "If you've ever wondered how they got the name 'the world's greatest rock and roll band' this dvd will solve that mystery."

Now I'll have to put that on The List, too! (You're costing Carl a lot of $$, BTW.)  Very Happy

Still listening to Stevie Ray.  Yesterday, in a fit of I-don't-know-what, I looked for and found his autopsy report. (I'm in my usual "holiday" spirit.)  So sad.  The helicopter crash was pilot error.  Remember--Clapton could have gotten on the same chopper.

Should be "The DAYS the music died."  Crying or Very sad
bieramar

scrutney wrote:
having said all that..."ladies and gentlemen the rolling stones" is about as good as it gets in terms of live rock and roll on the big screen.


And these words are as good as they get on an audio recording: "I'd like to introduce to everybody from Britain the Rolling Stones."

Check out
http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/Altamont_1969.html
and please note the dedication and thank you.
scrutney

i like stevie ray...but i don't love stevie ray.
but i respect the fact that he can do the best hendrix style playing this side of robin trower....no mean feat.

he died young and there was no telling how far he would have gotten.

by the way...here's something you may not know...those tasty guitar chops on david bowie's "let's dance" & "cat people"(putting out fire with gasoline) were all stevie ray vaughn.

he toured with bowie in support of the let's dance album...but he left the band and there is some speculation that he was asked to leave because he was getting more attention on stage than the thin white duke.

and as an afterthought...i'm a little bit surprised that you let me get away with the implication that the greatest rock and  roll bands of all time were the stones, the who and the beatles.

the thing that pisses me off about the 60's is that there is damn little quality footage of bands like big brother and the holding company (janis' band)...the allman brothers, the doors (plenty of good footage, just crappy performances), the yardbirds, the 'new' yardbirds (jimmy page calling the shots for an embryonic version of led zeppelin), the who...and yes the rolling stones.

and speaking of the stones...here's something else you might want to put on your christmas wish list.

the tami show.
hot performances by the supremes, smokey robinson, marvin gaye, chuck berry, the beach boys(with brian wilson-he seldom toured-) and an absolutely show stopping 20 minute set by the godfather of soul, the hardest working man in show bidneth...james brown with the famous flames.

unfortunately the stones hit the stage after james brown...and although they did a great set...how do you follow mr cold sweat hisownself?
puc reducks

Well, Sant... uh, errrrr, Scrutney,
I can't talk with you anymore if you don't LOVE Stevie Ray.  Razz

If I could talk with the depth and knowledge you can about music, I'd challenge you on some technical thingies.  But, as that isn't the case, all I can say is that you just cannot put the electric Blues up against Rock 'n' Roll guitar!  It's penguins and nuns!!!

Only just learned about SRV and David Bowie (eh, didn't much care for him, but he has great eyes!) from reading bios online. Yeah, we'll never know what SRV could have been.  But, as far as he got, he's aces with me.

Same with the Winter brothers.  I can never decide which I like more, Johnny or Edgar.  Have seen them both many times--transcendent and crazy all at once!

And we haven't even approached the old Blues pickers.

~~~~
About The Stones...  I might not agree on the "greatest R&R band," but I respect all the years of study and insight you bring (not only when you talk music).  If that's what you think, that's all good.  (I'll keep in mind, however, to challenge everything from now on!!!   Twisted Evil )

The Who would get MY vote before The Beatles or The Stones, although I did love George Harrison's solo career.

Ain't it true about the footage from the '60s?!  Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company--big fan.

Cannot tolerate Diana Ross, thus not a Supremes fan.  Her voice was so wimpy/thready/airy.  I always thought she looked like one of Senor Wences's hand puppets, too.

James Brown.  OMG.  Love, love, love!  And Al Sharpton thought he had hair!!!  The cape gimmick--plus his dancing, which Jacko copied (he copied Chuck Berry, too)--indeed he was The Godfather of Soul!  Smile
scrutney

ahh...but rock and roll is just electric blues misspelled and kicked in the ass.

there seems to be some controversy as to what the first rock and roll song really was but it's a safe bet that it's a toss up between big joe turner's "shake rattle and roll" and jackie brentson's (singing for ike turner's band) "rocket 88"...

but there's no doubt that blues was a big part of it...hell, pretty much all of it....muddy waters said it: "the blues got soul.
the blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll"

the first stones album released across the pond was a mess of blues covers....scared the parents shitless...a bunch of english yobs singing that subversive race music.

yikes.

some suggestions for an electric blues collection...you've already got some stevie ray vaughn...

howlin' wolf...the real folk blues.

almost anything from john lee hooker's salad years...50's-60's...be advised, there is no bad john lee hooker but every once in a while he phoned one in.

muddy waters...just about anything on the chess label....and hard again(produced by johnny winter and he played guitar too)

willie dixon...i am the blues.

and now for the white boys.

john mayall's blues breakers with eric clapton.

the first 6 fleetwood mac albums...yes i said fleetwood mac...lindsey buckingham and stevie nicks are nowhere to be found but peter green was...and if clapton was god, well pete was the holy trinity all rolled up and tied with a bow...stellar stuff and damned near unknown in the states.

johnny winter...progressive blues experiment....2nd winter.

there's more...there's a hell of a lot more that i could suggest...but i could spend hundreds of dollars of your money and not even scratch the surface.

Quote:
Cannot tolerate Diana Ross, thus not a Supremes fan.  Her voice was so wimpy/thready/airy.  I always thought she looked like one of Senor Wences's hand puppets, too


agreed.
i'm not a fan of motown in general...i like it...i can listen to it and appreciate it but i don't love it.
scrutney

bieramar wrote:


Check out
http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/Altamont_1969.html
and please note the dedication and thank you.


great site...and a cool soundtrack to go with it.

cerebral hush?
bieramar

scrutney wrote:
bieramar wrote:


Check out
http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/Altamont_1969.html
and please note the dedication and thank you.


great site...and a cool soundtrack to go with it.

cerebral hush?


Cerebral Hush shift~the~letters~around and they spell Charles Huber (me - bieramar).

The soundtrack is cool because it is the ORIGINAL soundboard recording and the ONLY original complete recording to my knowledge of that infamous concert available on the web/net, or CDs, et al.

Here's a breakdown of the other recordings:
http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?2,1183709,1184722

The "thanks and dedication" is because I respected Chris M's dedication and honesty in his music and other professional endeavors, and years ago provided him a copy of the copy of the original soundboard recording on a cassette I had duped from the original 1/4" reel-to-reel soundboard tape.

As an honorable scholar he has acknowledged the source of the music recording on his webpage, which I today saw for the first time.

PS: I have the original duped cassette copy which I've held on to for years,  as the last note of a magnicent love affair which I refused to let go.  The time has come to say goodbye.  If you want the cassette, e-mail me via a back channel and provide a mailing address and its yours.
puc reducks

Gimme overnight to reply (lots to digest), but YES, I sooooo remember how The Stones et al.  stole what they were from the Mississippi Delta!!!

The Brits knew OUR old Bllues guys way better than we did at the time.

I stole an LP from our local library (Alan Lomax, Mississippi Delta Blues, or some such--Library of Congress recording of folk music, Blues) in 1962.  One word:  Ledbelly.  That got me started.

By the time I moved to London (1967-1969), I knew who was who and what the Brits were into.  It was (and still is to me) a phenomenon.
puc reducks

I failed to mention LITTLE RICHARD!!!
scrutney

puc reducks wrote:
I failed to mention LITTLE RICHARD!!!


and he wouldn't thank you for it.
my 14 yr. old daughter and i got into a discussion about (what else) rock and roll while driving to the gate store to get sodas this evening.

i explained to her that the most influential rockers from the early days were(in no particular order):
elvis
little richard
jerry lee lewis
chuck berry
carl perkins
buddy holly.

out of the batch...she'd heard of elvis and buddy holly.

my little headbanger had never heard of chuck berry?
scrut's got his work cut out for him.

coebul

Don't waste your time they will just think you're an idiot and think about where to put you when your committed.
puc reducks

scrutney wrote:
puc reducks wrote:
I failed to mention LITTLE RICHARD!!!


and he wouldn't thank you for it.
my 14 yr. old daughter and i got into a discussion about (what else) rock and roll while driving to the gate store to get sodas this evening.

i explained to her that the most influential rockers from the early days were(in no particular order):
elvis
little richard
jerry lee lewis
chuck berry
carl perkins
buddy holly.

out of the batch...she'd heard of elvis and buddy holly.

my little headbanger had never heard of chuck berry?
scrut's got his work cut out for him.



Better hop on that one, Scrut!  Depite the threat of commitment in your golden years, as Coebul noted above!  (LOL at that one!)

I remember one momentous ride I took with my father.  From our small town of Southington to the "big" city of Bristol, CT.  I wanted to buy my first 45 rpm record:  "Blue Suede Shoes," but there was no record store in our town.  

I also remember the shop was at the top of a hill, very small and rather indescript.  I came out clutching the bag, only to find that instead of Elvis, the rendition my dad bought was by Carl Perkins!

Didn't care.  I had the object of my affection.  Turned out, I liked only VERY EARLY Elvis; mostly can't stand him or his music.

Like Carl Perkins plenty, though.
auntmartymoo

I've always been interested in different kinds of music...and have made a habit of asking for "interesting music" whenever pressed for a x-mas list.  It has paid off in the fun variety of music I've received over the years.

This morning I opened a gift from my Secret Santa at the office.  It was a new cd, which I've been enjoying all day...and everyone who walks by my office keeps coming in and asking what I'm playing ...then hangs out to listen to a few songs.

Anyway, it's really unusual..hard to classify...folk/rock maybe?...and I've been enjoying the heck out of it.  Mellow, folky, toe-tappers with catchy chorus'

You can listen to clips at :     avettbrothers.com

My favorites at the moment...

"I and Love and You"  (aka "Brooklyn, Brooklyn")
and one with a lil' politics  "Head Full of Doubt Road Full of Promise"
bieramar

puc reducks wrote:
Turned out, I liked only VERY EARLY Elvis; mostly can't stand him or his music.


In the summer of '54 my girlfriend in South Memphis was a friend of Dixie - Elvis' companion. She had heard him sit in at the local Hi Hat Club and found out he was scheduled at the Bon Air in East Memphis - a hardcore hillbilly music hangout . A gang of us went, and were drinking boilermakers (a shot glass of cheap whiskey dropped in a tankard of cheap beer) during the first set of a local hillbilly band. Then Elvis, and he was booed off stage after his second song. My girl and I liked him, though.  

Two other drunken sailors and me then put the top down on my '46 Ford 'bootlegger special' and headed for the Grand Ole' Opry.  Bad move, as on our return trip we all fell asleep (I was riding navigator right seat) and crashed into a cattle loading chute. Limped back to Millington NAS (Memphis) AWOL and bleeding on Monday morning, and were hauled directly to Captain's Mast (military court).
The Captain verbally keelhauled us, then advised us that all we had to do was follow the biblical proscriptions and prescriptions and we'd get along fine in the Navy.  Then he asked us one by one to recite the Ten Commandments.  

I did so, but my buddies only knew one or two apiece.  They were hauled to the brig (jail), and I was sentenced to two hours marching with the brig prisoners each evening after school every day for the next two months - and no liberty (pass to leave the base).
Mac IX

In summer school in Dallas in the 50's a bunch of us went to the fair grounds as a joke to see the "hillbilly singers" round up.  It was a bunch of acts, one after the other, each with a different group or performer.  

Years later I found that Elvis had been one of the acts (and had sung Blue Suede Shoes).  I didn't remember it at all. We just thought they were all Corny as hell and declared the evening a wash out.
puc reducks

auntmartymoo wrote:
I've always been interested in different kinds of music...and have made a habit of asking for "interesting music" whenever pressed for a x-mas list.  It has paid off in the fun variety of music I've received over the years.

This morning I opened a gift from my Secret Santa at the office.  It was a new cd, which I've been enjoying all day...and everyone who walks by my office keeps coming in and asking what I'm playing ...then hangs out to listen to a few songs.

Anyway, it's really unusual..hard to classify...folk/rock maybe?...and I've been enjoying the heck out of it.  Mellow, folky, toe-tappers with catchy chorus'

You can listen to clips at :     avettbrothers.com

My favorites at the moment...

"I and Love and You"  (aka "Brooklyn, Brooklyn")
and one with a lil' politics  "Head Full of Doubt Road Full of Promise"



Hi, AuntyMMoo,
Tried the hot link, but it's missing "the"... so here 'tis for anyone interested (way cool stuff, BTW!):  theavettbrothers.com
puc reducks

bieramar wrote:
puc reducks wrote:
Turned out, I liked only VERY EARLY Elvis; mostly can't stand him or his music.


In the summer of '54 my girlfriend in South Memphis was a friend of Dixie - Elvis' companion. She had heard him sit in at the local Hi Hat Club and found out he was scheduled at the Bon Air in East Memphis - a hardcore hillbilly music hangout . A gang of us went, and were drinking boilermakers (a shot glass of cheap whiskey dropped in a tankard of cheap beer) during the first set of a local hillbilly band. Then Elvis, and he was booed off stage after his second song. My girl and I liked him, though.  

Two other drunken sailors and me then put the top down on my '46 Ford 'bootlegger special' and headed for the Grand Ole' Opry.  Bad move, as on our return trip we all fell asleep (I was riding navigator right seat) and crashed into a cattle loading chute. Limped back to Millington NAS (Memphis) AWOL and bleeding on Monday morning, and were hauled directly to Captain's Mast (military court).
The Captain verbally keelhauled us, then advised us that all we had to do was follow the biblical proscriptions and prescriptions and we'd get along fine in the Navy.  Then he asked us one by one to recite the Ten Commandments.  

I did so, but my buddies only knew one or two apiece.  They were hauled to the brig (jail), and I was sentenced to two hours marching with the brig prisoners each evening after school every day for the next two months - and no liberty (pass to leave the base).


Sorry for your injuries, Bieramar, but I am HOWLING at your story!!!  Oh, my, what a Life!!!  Wondering whether you can still recite those Ten...

(p.s.  Very cute of you to add parenthetical meanings!   Very Happy )
scrutney

it's 1972 (okay, maybe it's 1973) and i was visiting family in massachusetts.

went to see the band 'chicago'...
the opening act was horrible, just bloody awful...three songs into the set, the crowd starts booing...four songs in, i start booing.
there was no fifth song.

fast forward to 1998...i'm reading the liner notes to a four disc boxed set of outtakes from one of my favorite artists...where he mentions being boo'd off stage, back in the seventies when he opened for chicago in boston.

i helped give bruce springsteen the hook.



puc reducks

scrutney wrote:
it's 1972 (okay, maybe it's 1973) and i was visiting family in massachusetts.

went to see the band 'chicago'...
the opening act was horrible, just bloody awful...three songs into the set, the crowd starts booing...four songs in, i start booing.
there was no fifth song.

fast forward to 1998...i'm reading the liner notes to a four disc boxed set of outtakes from one of my favorite artists...where he mentions being boo'd off stage, back in the seventies when he opened for chicago in boston.

i helped give bruce springsteen the hook.



The "Boss" sucks.  Too bad he couldn't take a hint.   Twisted Evil
scrutney

puc reducks wrote:


The "Boss" sucks.  Too bad he couldn't take a hint.   Twisted Evil


while i'm inclined to agree with your assessment in regards to his later work...his first four albums (imho) are about as good as rock and roll gets.

'born to run' is definitely in my top ten favorite albums(that is if you take into account that 13 of my top ten are beatles albums)

rounding out the top ten in no particular order:
the who~who's next
the allman brothers~live at the filmore
the rolling stones~beggars banquet/let it bleed/sticky fingers/exile on main street.
bob dylan~bringing it all back home/highway 61 revisited
ray charles~the birth of soul
the feelies~the good earth
chuck berry~the great 28
benny goodman~live at carnegie hall
jimi hendrix~live at moterey
puc reducks

Cool list, Scrut!

(Still, me no like Springsteen. Hate that raspy voice.  Don't like Tom Petty, either, but for different reasons.)

Bah, humbug!  Laughing
coebul

Lenard Skynard Freebird is well into the top 100 rock and roll hits.
Freebird
auntmartymoo

scrutney wrote:
Hi, AuntyMMoo,
Tried the hot link, but it's missing "the"... so here 'tis for anyone interested (way cool stuff, BTW!):  theavettbrothers.com


Aw hell...sorry I botched the link, but glad you like 'em!  Interesting sound.

Loved your Springsteen story.  Funny how things turn out.

I've had to eat my words a lot when it comes to music.

I remember loving a little college band from Athens...and commenting that it was too bad that their sound was too alternative to really get them anywhere...yeah, that was REM.

And then there was my high school chum with the garage band...who could only play REM covers.  He decided to drop out a few months prior to graduation.  We all rolled our eyes and said  "what a dumbass"...yeah, that was Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.
Phred

Hmmm ... I don't see "Dueling Banjos", the theme song from the movie "Deliverance" on anyone's list ... darn, maybe it's just me.
scrutney

auntmartymoo wrote:
I've had to eat my words a lot when it comes to music.


me too.
i used to write a record review column for my college newspaper.
i remember one particularly ignoble article, where  i extolled the virtue of a band "flash in the pan",...which was a flash in the pan.

and soundly thrashed another band "u2"*...which wasn't.





*...i still don't like u2...never have...back in 83 the ex wife and i received, from bono himself (at least that's what the ex told me)complimentary 3rd row center seats and backstage passes for their performance at chrysler hall in norfolk va....at the time, u2 tickets were the hottest items in the country.

i was bored stiff...(by the way, amm)the opening act was from athens georgia...pylon...and i liked them a lot.
auntmartymoo

haha  But that's the great thing about music...whatever it is that rocks your world...it's out there.  And it doesn't matter if anyone else likes it or not!

I loved U2 in the beginning (early 80s) with Sunday Bloody Sunday and all that.  They sounded interesting and different to me...at that time.  Same goes for REM.  Loved them at first...when their sound was unusual...but lost interest soon after they became mainstream.

As for Tom Petty. mentioned earlier, I'm a big fan.  And for reasons unknown, I've run into him in Birmingham, AL several times.

Not a huge fan of The Boss.  I appreciate his talent...but his music just doesn't do it for me.

As for Deliverance & dueling banjos...I'll pass...on both.  Sorry Phred.

As for Freebird...well, there's always one drunk (coebul?) in the back of the auditorium who yells Freebird at the end of the show.
coebul

Am I to understand you think I am that drunk?  If so I'll have you know I can count the number of concerts I have been to on one hand.  I seriously doubt you were in attendance.  Complete waste of money.  

I only regret missing one concert to date.  D. A. R. Constitution hall fall 1975 the Who Farewell tour.  

Missed a free ticket choosing rather to chase some skirt.   What a waste.  

That in my opinion is the Day the Music died.
bieramar

auntmartymoo wrote:
As for Tom Petty. mentioned earlier, I'm a big fan.  And for reasons unknown, I've run into him in Birmingham, AL several times.


Say "hey" from me, if you run into him again - he does a lot of unobtrusive sneaking about these days.

I'm also a fan (although I'm not a musical critic at all - and much of my "likes" are associated with events in my life, rather than the music or the words. As illustrated by the fact that my favorite venue these days is Outlaw Country on Sirius radio).

I just scanned the Wikipedia entries for Tom and for the original drummer of the Heartbreakers, Stan Lynch, both of whom had/have extensive connections on the south beaches of Anastasia Island - none of which is in either of the Wikipedia articles.  

The first period was from 1971 in Florida to 1976 when both moved to California and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was put together.  Stan's parents split in the early '70s, and his mom rented a beachfront house in the Biera Mar subdivision, down the street from my family's. (Biera Mar extends from A-1-A to Atlantic View Avenue along the Atlantic beaches, south of Owens Ave. where A-1-A changes between two and four lanes).  

Sally and her friends and my wife and I were professionally and socially close, and partied hearty during the '70s.

Stan and members of whatever garage band he was a part of, or gang of musicians he was hanging with, (he graduated from highschool in '73), would come to the beach from Gainesville on weekends.  

Tom, 5 years older than Stan, fell in love with Biera Mar, and the next subdivision south along Atlantic View Avenue, Anastasia Hills.  Together they comprised the the first beach development in the '30s, after the feds auctioned off Anastasia Island property in the '20s. They remain mainly unpretentious homes, except for a few million-dollar monstosities that were sneaked in through the years.  

The local beach hangout was the famous (and infamous) Shrimp Shack (and various other names through the years) on A-1-A in Biera Mar which through the years has always had beer, food and music.  Tom was a regular, as he was older; Stan partied at the beachhouses.  

After they moved to California in 1976 the band was formed, and a couple of years later, Tom bought a beach house a block south of Biera Mar in the Anastasia Hills subdivision on Atlantic View Ave. One could always find Tom at the Shack - a few blocks north and two blocks west of his house - through the next couple of decades as he and his family would sneak back to the beach house announced, and unchased by the paparazzi.  

The house was also used by the Hollywood types whenever they were filming commercials or movies in the area.  Tom's wife got the house in the divorce a few years ago, and the last I knew (2005 when I moved away from Biera Mar) she still used it.

Stan had also bought a beach house south of Crescent Beach across from the Miller compound, and still lives there much of the year.
scrutney

coebul wrote:
I only regret missing one concert to date.  D. A. R. Constitution hall fall 1975 the Who Farewell tour.  


you either have the wrong date or the wrong venue.

by 1975, the who were far too big an act to have played at d.a.r. constitution hall...(seats about 4,000 people)...d.a.r was way too conservative a venue to have hosted an event for a band who's (no pun inteded) lead guitarist punched a cop during a performance at the filmore east in 1969...when said l.e.o. was politely informing people on stage that the place next door was on fire.

the who played the capitol center late in 1973(the first or second band to play there)...and again in 1976 (i saw them the 2nd night they played, while i was on sabbatical from wesleyan) and probably played there in 1975 in support of their album "the who by numbers"...

i'll check my references for 75 tour dates and venues and get back to you...

Quote:
Missed a free ticket choosing rather to chase some skirt.   What a waste.  


hope she was worth it...1975...jenny?

coebul

HMMMMMMM! I looked it up.  The closest the Who got to DC in 75/76 was Philidaphia.  

Dec 15, 1975.  

They were your tickets but I thought it was DAR.  

Not Jenny...........  Sally the prudent one!

http://www.thewho.com/index.php?m...=1975&gigography_year_id=1975
scrutney

tuesday august 3rd and wednesday august 4th 1976.
capitol center...
i saw the wednesday show.
the opening act was law.(no recollection of them whatsoever)


Quote:
Sally the prudent one!


the one with the crazy sister?
guess who got your ticket?
coebul

scrutney wrote:
tuesday august 3rd and wednesday august 4th 1976.
capitol center...
i saw the wednesday show.
the opening act was law.(no recollection of them whatsoever)


Quote:
Sally the prudent one!


the one with the crazy sister?
guess who got your ticket?
Nope!  By August 76 Miss Prude was History.
scrutney

coebul wrote:
scrutney wrote:
tuesday august 3rd and wednesday august 4th 1976.
capitol center...
i saw the wednesday show.
the opening act was law.(no recollection of them whatsoever)


Quote:
Sally the prudent one!


the one with the crazy sister?
guess who got your ticket?
Nope!  By August 76 Miss Prude was History.


well i can't comment on that.
here are the facts as we know them.


coebul wrote:
I only regret missing one concert to date.  D. A. R. Constitution hall fall 1975 the Who Farewell tour.


you regret missing a concert that you didn't attend, at a venue that was too small to hold the band, on a farewell tour that didn't happen, for a date with a girl that didn't put out.

hmmmmmmmm.

after keith moon died(1979) the who soldiered on with kenny jones behind the kit...townshend wasn't happy with jones (arguably one of the best drummers of the era) and is on record calling him a "timekeeper" during the recording of a video back in the early 80's...(eminence front?).

the band broke up in 83...but there were no farewell tours...although there were several comeback tours, most notably in 1989 when they toured with a glass house on stage (so pete could actually hear his guitar), a horn section and simon phillips behind the drum set.

i only saw the 'oo once...at the capital center in august of 76...(although i thought it was october). we left after the second set, as the fans were flicking their bics and screaming for an encore.

the who never do encores.

coe...you're my brother and i love you dearly.
let's make a deal...i won't argue with you in your areas of expertise....guns, real estate, guns, horses, guns, american history(the thrust of which is largely dictated by guns) and guns.

old music and old movies.
i'm rarely wrong and i'm prone to being pedantic...to the point of nausea.




coebul

Dude it was your ticket.  You were the one that called it the Farewell tour.  You gave me crap about missing it for years.  Now?  You have to look it up?  Damn getting old sucks.  

Like I said I am not and never have been into concerts.  Complete waste of money.  

At one time I thought about doing a Pink Floyd concert a few years ago and couldn't afford the trip, lodging, tickets and the whole nine yards.  Then I caught them on a PBS special.  Damn glad I missed that trip they were nothing more then a bunch of old rockers trying to recapture the magic.  

As to the "Who" and its venue.  It was 1975 or 76.  It was "the Who".  It was Freshman year in college.  Sophomore years was in Northern VA at George Mason.   Venue? Beats the crap out of me I didn't go! Other then that who cares?  



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Phred

Ok ... another one ... Duane Eddy and his twanging guitar?  Rebel Rouser?

Huh?  On nobody's list except mine?  I'm gettin nervous.
coebul

Who?
puc reducks

Phred wrote:
Ok ... another one ... Duane Eddy and his twanging guitar?  Rebel Rouser?

Huh?  On nobody's list except mine?  I'm gettin nervous.


Yep.  Love him!  Great memories...
bieramar

Listen here: http://www.duaneeddycircle.com/
Phred

Quote:
Who?


No, he never played with The Who.   Wink

Puc ... you've heard Duane Eddy? wow
coebul

Der!  I knew who the Who is!
puc reducks

Phred wrote:
Quote:
Who?


No, he never played with The Who.   Wink

Puc ... you've heard Duane Eddy? wow


Is that you being hostile, Phred?  Or is that just YOU being YOU?

Yes.  I've heard of Duane Eddy.  Why wouldn't I?  I had a radio and went to high school.  BFD.
coebul

puc reducks wrote:
Phred wrote:
Quote:
Who?


No, he never played with The Who.   Wink

Puc ... you've heard Duane Eddy? wow


Is that you being hostile, Phred?  Or is that just YOU being YOU?

Yes.  I've heard of Duane Eddy.  Why wouldn't I?  I had a radio and went to high school.  BFD.
You know that Phred.  He is the hostile one around here always picking a fight with someone.
Phred

Okay buddy ... me and you, outside NOW Twisted Evil

You got me Puc ... yes, just me being me.  I tried hostile once and got my butt kicked.

Edited to add:  I do have these songs on my puter playlist and many others just as strange.
coebul

Phred 20 mins out front.  If I'm not there start with out me.  K?
scrutney

need i remind you two lil scamps that it's Christmas?
don't make me take my belt off.
auntmartymoo

Naughty, naughty, Phred.  Always stirring up hostility.  Marching to the beat of your own...banjo.  

Tsk tsk tsk.  Fence -ridin' rabble rouser.
Phred

Quote:
Marching to the beat of your own...banjo.


Yeah, but I don't squeal like a pig when I hear that wonderful music.

Disclaimer:  If y'all haven't seen "Deliverance" ya might not understand that pun.
scrutney

Phred wrote:


Yeah, but I don't squeal like a pig when I hear that wonderful music.

Disclaimer:  If y'all haven't seen "Deliverance" ya might not understand that pun.


ned beaty gets all the bum roles. Laughing

anyone ever heard martin mull"s 'dueling tubas'? absolutely amazing.

and since this is the mixed media thread...i got a blue ray/ home theater audio thing for Christmas.

and (seeing as i knew what santa was bringing for chrstmas) i just happened to have a blueray disc handy, to check the player out on Christmas morning.

batman/ the dark knight...heath ledger as the joker.
not bad...noisy and extremely violent but true to the original (1938) batman, envisioned by creator bob kane.

i was out shopping this morning, trying to suck up some of the post Christmas deals...and i managed to find some cheap blue rays:

disney's beauty and the beast~$15

wolverine~$10

the adventures of robin hood-with errol flynn, claude rains, basil rathbone and olivia dehavilland...not the new one with russell(oh how i hate him) crowe~$10

jaws~$10

i almost bought the 'good, the bad and the ugly'($10) but i promised myself that i wasn't going to replace dvd's that i already have.

by the way...the home theater system sounds really good...sounds pretty flat across the spectrum...no artificial bass or sharp treble.

we are well pleased.



scrutney

scrut wrote:
i almost bought the 'good, the bad and the ugly'($10) but i promised myself that i wasn't going to replace dvd's that i already have.


promises promises.
i picked up the spaghetti western trilogy (on bluray).
for those of you that have been in siberia for the past 40 years, they are, in order:
a fistful of dollars.
for a few dollars more
the good, the bad and the ugly.
absolutely top notch and made to be viewed on the wide screen in high definition.
the first 2 were unrestored...and gorgeous, if you can use that definition for any work by sergio leone.

i haven't watched the good, the bad and the ugly yet...this one had the full restoration treatment so i'm looking forward to it.

last night i did watch a critereon bluray of "
the red shoes"...supposedly the best work of michael powell and emeric pressburger...and i have to admit, after a 4 year restoration by the ucla film archives...this one looks great...beautiful techniclor (no one does technicolor like the english...it's something in the water...really)...great cast, great soundtrack... i have no words. it was, quite literally the most beautiful movie i have ever seen.

a movie about a ballet toupe sounds pretty dull so i've been putting off watching it for a long time...

then i heard that gene kelly made the cast and crew of "an american in paris" watch "the red shoes" before they shot the ballet sequence.

amazing stuff...it shot straight to my top ten list...no higher praise and all that.

next up on bluray...black narcissus, another powell/pressburger technicolor orgy with deborah kerr and jean simmons....i've seen this one but not in high-def.

edited to add:
black narcissus is on turner classic movies tonight at 8pm...it really is a feast for the eyes...a psychological story of repressed sexuality in a convent in the indian himilayas.
(oh yeah...it's not smut...really, would i watch smut?)


puc reducks

Phred wrote:
Okay buddy ... me and you, outside NOW Twisted Evil

You got me Puc ... yes, just me being me.  I tried hostile once and got my butt kicked.

Edited to add:  I do have these songs on my puter playlist and many others just as strange.


LOL!  This from Christmas Eve??!

Don't need no fisticuffs, I'll just have your favorite watering holes boarded up.  Twisted Evil

At least you didn't say, "Okay bIddy...."   Laughing

Hearing music from that era always brings back happy, carefree memories.  What else "weird" ya got on that playlist?

Happy New Year, Phred!
auntmartymoo

scrutney wrote:
black narcissus is on turner classic movies tonight at 8pm...it really is a feast for the eyes...a psychological story of suppressed sexuality in a tibetan convent.
(oh yeah...it's not smut...really, would i watch smut?)

OK...I've set the DVR to tape it.  If I don't love it to pieces, you'll have to buy me a bottle of cab.  
Wink

I watched Cleopatra yesterday...the 1963 version with Liz Taylor & Richard Burton.  I had forgotten how fabulous her grand entrance into Rome was.  I'm thinking of requiring that sort of pageantry before I enter a room.
scrutney

liz never looked better than in cleopatra...well, maybe "suddenly last summer"...or "cat on a hot tin roof.

cleo could have benefited from some judicious editing.

i just watched the restored (with extra footage) version on fox movie channel....damn near interminable but too beautiful to look away.


edited to add:
auntmartymoo wrote:
OK...I've set the DVR to tape it.  If I don't love it to pieces, you'll have to buy me a bottle of cab.  


i think you'll get a kick out of it...let me know what you think.

powell and pressburger(director/writer) are damn near unknown in this country...and that's a shame.
their stuff is amazing.
auntmartymoo

No kidding about the editing!  Watching Cleopatra was nearly a 4-hour commitment.

Liz was gorgeous...but not as beautiful as she was in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  I remember the color of her eyes looked so stunning, almost purplish...and so did Paul Newman's.
scrutney

resident evil 1.
zombies, blood, guts, gore and veins in your teeth...dead burnt bodies, all in glorious bu-ray high definition.
yawn.

two stars.

pygmalion.
1938...leslie howard (ashley wilkes in gwtw) and wendy hiller.
my fair lady without the music...

the print of the movie sucked but it was great, nonetheless.
the guy who played eliza's father, alfred p. doolittle, should have won an oscar...but back in1938 they didn't give oscars to english movies.

5 stars.

ride with the devil.
tobey maguire (spiderman) in a coming of age story set during the civil war...tobey's a bushwacker going up against union soldiers and kansas jayhawkers...and an unwilling participant in the lawrenceville massacre....somehow he manages to find redemption.
it watches better than it sounds...
best newer movie i've seen in a while.

5 stars.
auntmartymoo

scrutney wrote:

auntmartymoo wrote:
OK...I've set the DVR to tape it.  If I don't love it to pieces, you'll have to buy me a bottle of cab.  


i think you'll get a kick out of it...let me know what you think.


OK, I watched it.  And yes, I got a kick out of it...especially because I was so shocked that it was sort of a "scary" movie.

Going into it, I had a sort of happy-go-lucky, Sound of Music-y expectation...as you had mentioned nuns and mountains and the like.  

So, the "nuns gone mad" thing sort of threw me for a delightful, unexpected loop!

Glad you're enjoying the Blue-Ray!  My husband is addicted to ours and goes out of his way to pick movies he thinks will have "great cinematography" and look "killer" on the blue ray player.  Oy.  You fellas and your electronics.  

My hubby fell so in love with his blue-ray DVD & surround sound combo...that he went out and bought "us" a 60-inch sony LED TV to go with it...mounted on the wall over the fireplace, of course.  I'll admit the picture is beautiful and clearer than real-life...but my gawd, what a monstrosity!  The neighbors can watch it from down the street.

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