iPod II--The Albums


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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:01 am

Trivia for racewalker: What's the connection between Gordon Lightfoot and John Belushi?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:35 am

>Trivia for racewalker: What's the connection between Gordon Lightfoot and John
>Belushi?

Lightfoot's ex-girlfriend, Cathy Smith, was the one who gave a lethal heroin hit to Belushi.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:52 am

Not actually heroin; a speedball, which is a combination of heroin and cocaine.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:52 am

8 albums?

Orchestra Baobab 'Specialist In All Styles'

The Microphones 'The Glow Part 2'

Radiohead 'OK Computer'

Interpol 'Turn On The Bright Lights'

Arvo Part & The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir 'Beautus' - that's my classical one

Wu-Tang Clan 'Enter The Wu-Tang: The 36 Chambers'

The Beatles 'The Beatles (The White Album)'

Pharoahe Monch 'Internal Affairs'
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:24 pm

>>Trivia for racewalker: What's the connection between Gordon Lightfoot and
>John
>Belushi?

Lightfoot's ex-girlfriend, Cathy Smith, was the one who gave
>a lethal heroin hit to Belushi.

....and?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:33 pm

>....and?

It is believed that she is the inspiration for Sundown.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:57 pm

>Trivia for racewalker: What's the connection between Gordon Lightfoot and John
>Belushi?>>

Both appeared on Saturday Night Live on May 22, 1976.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:01 pm

In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings. (Not that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was a desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:05 pm

>In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings. (Not
>that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was a
>desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)

Are both answers correct? Are there more? Surely the fact that GL's ex-girlfriend killed JB is at least a bit of a connection.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:52 pm

>>In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings.
>(Not
>that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was
>a
>desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)

Are both answers
>correct? Are there more? Surely the fact that GL's ex-girlfriend killed JB is
>at least a bit of a connection.

mjd got all answers correct. e gary hil threw in a new and original link.

Who'd want an ipod on a desert island anyway? I'd want potable water and food.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:01 am

What other hits were inspired by real life women and what were they?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:09 am

I would guess that virtually every hit song was inspired by a real life man or woman, like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" - Warren Beatty
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:22 am

>I would guess that virtually every hit song was inspired by a real life man or
>woman, like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" - Warren Beatty

We don't know that for sure. Didn't someone just pay 50k to get the name of the individual in a private lunch? But you're right about the inspiration thing. I'm looking for one with the name specifically in the title.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:34 am

>Who'd want an ipod on a desert
>island anyway? I'd want potable water and food.>>

Tomorrow I'm introducing iPotable water.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:52 am

As usual, MJD is correct. Carly has not yet revealed who the song is about. Beatty remains the leading contender.
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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:56 am

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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:32 am

"For the record, Simon acknowledges the song is a little about Beatty; it's a composite of three men from her L.A. days. Warren, it seems, was not a particularly good boyfriend."

My memory has been faulty at times, but I do remember a talk show appearance - I'm thinking Johnny Carson - where she smirks and winks when she is asked if it's about Beatty. If you read the link just provided above (thank you - you do good links) you can read between the lines and see how disenchanted she was about that affair.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:37 am

>What other hits were inspired by real life women and what were they?>>

Diana (Paul Anka), Layla (Eric Clapton), Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole), Ave Maria (122,000 artists) (roughly).
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:06 pm

1 Tammy Debbie Reynolds #1 57
2 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers #1 57
3 Maggie May Rod Stewart #1 71
4 Diana Paul Anka #2 57
5 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong #1 64
6 Cathy's Clown The Everly Brothers #1 60
7 Venus Frankie Avalon #1 59
8 Honey Bobby Goldsboro #1 68
9 Sara Smile Daryl Hall and John Oates #4 76
10 Donna Richie Valens #2 59
11 Sherry The Four Seasons #1 62
12 Windy The Association #1 67
13 Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul #1 72
14 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly #3 57
15 Delta Dawn Helen Reddy #1 73
16 Hey Paula Paul and Paula #1 63
17 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) The Looking Glass #1 72
18 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred and His Playboy Band #1 67
19 Runaround Sue Dion #1 61
20 Mrs. Robinson Simon and Garfunkel #1 68
21 Angie Baby Helen Reddy #1 74
22 Annie's Song John Denver #1 74
23 Angie The Rolling Stones #1 73
24 Oh Julie The Crescendos #5 58
25 Susie Darlin' Robin Luke #5 58
26 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond #1 70
27 Marianne Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders #5 57
28 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot #1 74
29 Sheila Tommy Roe #1 62
30 Candida Dawn #3 70
31 Jackie Blue The Ozark Mountain Daredevils #3 75
32 Devil With a Blue Dress and Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley) Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels #4 66
33 Venus The Shocking Blue #1 70
34 Help Me, Rhonda The Beach Boys #1 65
35 Clair Gilbert O'Sullivan #2 72
36 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds Elton John #1 75
37 Mandy Barry Manilow #1 75
38 Lady Marmalade LaBelle #1 75
39 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole #2 62
40 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando #3 73
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:27 pm

Anybody can copy a list of songs with women's names in them. Who are the "real-life women" each of those songs are named after? (I don't think you get to claim Venus, unless you also worship Zeus)
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Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:12 pm

>Anybody can copy a list of songs with women's names in them. Who are the
>"real-life women" each of those songs are named after? (I don't think you get
>to claim Venus, unless you also worship Zeus)

One that is kind of easy and not on malmo's list but who did the Hollies sing about?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:17 pm

Maggie May by Rod Stewart (and Blur did a cover). Possibly also the Killing of Georgie by Rod the Mod, not sure if Georgie was male or female though.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:35 pm

>Maggie May by Rod Stewart (and Blur did a cover). Possibly also the Killing of
>Georgie by Rod the Mod, not sure if Georgie was male or female though.

Female!!! You gotta know that to get the song.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:49 pm

>>Maggie May by Rod Stewart (and Blur did a cover). Possibly also the Killing
>of
>Georgie by Rod the Mod, not sure if Georgie was male or female
>though.

Female!!! You gotta know that to get the song.

I haven't heard that song for at least 25 years and can't remember the lyrics at all... Just a memorable title.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:53 pm

I give up, who was the "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"?

Or Carrie-Anne? (Although i suppose you could forge a tortured trail from Carrie-Anne through Graham Nash and his move from the Hollies to Crosby, Stills & Nash, which then became CSN & Neil Young, and he was married to Carrie Snodgress!)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:02 pm

>Or Carrie-Anne?

I didn't say her name was in the title just that the song was about her(and she is still releasing some pretty good stuff). Who's that girl?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:07 pm

Female!!! You gotta know that to get the song.

I haven't
>heard that song for at least 25 years and can't remember the lyrics at all...
>Just a memorable title.

..and "Female!!!" as in that's far from it:

"In these days of changing ways
So called liberated days
A story comes to mind of a friend of mine

Georgie boy was gay I guess
Nothin’ more or nothin’ less
The kindest guy I ever knew

His mother’s tears fell in vain
The afternoon george tried to explain
That he needed love like all the rest

Pa said there must be a mistake
How can my son not be straight
After all I’ve said and done for him

Leavin’ home on a greyhound bus
Cast out by the ones he loves
A victim of these gay days it seems

Georgie went to new york town
Where he quickly settled down
And soon became the toast of the great white way

Accepted by manhattan’s elite
In all the places that were chic
No party was complete without george

Along the boulevards he’d cruise
And all the old queens blew a fuse
Everybody loved georgie boy

The last time I saw george alive
Was in the summer of seventy-five
He said he was in love I said I’m pleased

George attended the opening night
Of another broadway hype
But split before the final curtain fell

Deciding to take a short cut home
Arm in arm they meant no wrong
A gentle breeze blew down fifth avenue

Out of a darkened side street came
A new jersey gang with just one aim
To roll some innocent passer-by
There ensued a fearful fight
Screams rang out in the night
Georgie’s head hit a sidewalk cornerstone

A leather kid, a switchblade knife
He did not intend to take his life
He just pushed his luck a little too far that night

The sight of blood dispersed the gang
A crowd gathered, the police came
An ambulance screamed to a halt on fifty-third and third

Georgie’s life ended there
But I ask who really cares
George once said to me and I quote

He said ’never wait or hesitate
Get in kid, before it’s too late
You may never get another chance
’cos youth a mask but it don’t last
Live it long and live it fast’
Georgie was a friend of mine

Oh georgie stay, don’t go away
Georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh georgie stay, don’t go away
Georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh georgie stay, don’t go away
Georgie, georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh georgie stay"

When I knocked off those 100 spongewrothy tracks, couldn't decide between Georgie and Maggie for Rod. Maggie just got played too much so Georgie always sounds great.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:15 pm

What's a Rod Stewart song got to do with the Hollies?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby vaulter83 » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:18 pm

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Johnny Cash. I would have to take "Live at Folsom Prison" I think.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:22 pm

>What's a Rod Stewart song got to do with the Hollies?

Replying to marknhj although there is likely some connection that malmo will shortly tell us about.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:23 pm

>I can't believe nobody has mentioned Johnny Cash. I would have to take "Live
>at Folsom Prison" I think.

His NIN remake was better IMHO.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:26 pm

>I can't believe nobody has mentioned Johnny Cash. I would have to take "Live
>at Folsom Prison" I think.>>

And after hearing "Boy Named Sue" for the 50th time in the first month you'd smash your iPod!
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:31 pm

Pity Sue wasn't around to protect Georgie...
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:55 pm

1. Dylan: Blonde on Blonde
2. Springsteen: Greetings from Asbury Park
3. Stones: Begars Banquet
4. Morrison: Astral Weeks
5. Robert Johnson: Complete recordings (note that Love in Vain is upbeat by RJ, not the dirge of the Stones)
6. Mississippi Fred McDowell: I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll
7. The Band: Music from Big Pink
8. Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley
9. The Who: Who's Next
10. Wagner: Parsifal. Because a) it's the best thing he ever wrote; b) I can sit through the 6 hours without my butt giving out (try that with Tristan); c) Jan Eaglen hasn't felt compelled to play Kundry.

On the songs for ID'd folks, Dylan has some. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll & Sara (for/against his ex) for sure. Some people think Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands was for Baez. I think that view is probably BS (my guess is Sara, but that is without knowledge) but I do think that Positivly 4th Street is a slap at Baez, but that is probably BS as well.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:34 pm

OK, finally made the tough choices! In no preferential order:

Past Masters--Volume 1 (Beatles)
(since it wasn't stuff off other albums, I don't considerit a "greatest hits" DQ, but if you do, I can live--like so many others--w/ Rubber Soul)

And Justice For All (Metallica)

Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)

Astral Weeks (Van Morrison)

Highway 61 Revisited---Bob Dylan
(close win over Blood On The Tracks)

The Doors (The Doors)
(or is it vice versa?)

Songs (Leonard Cohen)
(everybody has to have at least one album by a bisexual French-Canadian Jew!) (talk about your basic minority group)

Surrealistic Pillow (Jefferson Airplane)

Classical, of course, has to be Götterdämmerung
(over Ludwig van 9, as Alexander de Large would call him)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:42 pm

The problem with Leonard Cohen is that after listing for 1/2 hour or so, you need to go out and commit suicide.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:52 am

I guess he considers Cohen a safety valve in case it's a particularly boring desert island.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:18 am

>I give up, who was the "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"?

Who was BB King's guitar(s) named after?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:20 am

You think Cohen songs are depressing, try reading a book of his like "Beautiful Losers." Aiyeeee! I only mention this because it has a (tenuous) track link--I was turned on to the book by Kate Schmidt, then the WR holder in the javelin.

(Father Brebeuf and the Iroquois, you don't want to know)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:28 am

>And after hearing "Boy Named Sue"
>for the 50th time in the first month you'd smash your iPod!

It could be worse - 50th time listening to "...el oh el-lay, Lola!"

Or worser and worserer...being stuck with only one DVD to watch - over and overer - "Run Lola Run"
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