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« on: February 06, 2013, 10:35:04 AM »
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Pondering the vicissitudes of life, it occurred to me that a pleasant way of passing a few weeks of liberty on the French highways and byways would be in the company of this little angle, singing gently in my ear in the manner of Bobby McGee. A little map-reading, though not, by now, essential would certainly help keep things on track.

http://youtu.be/z4gsbBDyfvo

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 11:01:39 AM »
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Rob,

That takes the cake as the very worst music link I have ever seen from you.  Maudlin tart.  No wonder she is singing alone.  She'd even drive a deaf man away.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 11:19:22 AM »
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Rob,

That takes the cake as the very worst music link I have ever seen from you.  Maudlin tart.  No wonder she is singing alone.  She'd even drive a deaf man away.

;-]

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Walter, I always try to please! I love maudlin, it's personal, direct and currently represents my life even when I am happy. Teardrops are never but the right vibe away! She and I would constitute the dream travelling companions. I but need to convince her, but holding my breath until then is no option...

Happiness is an odd concept. I tend to believe that it isn't a normal condition. Not any more normal than unhappiness. I think that the normal condition is actually neutral, that happiness is the odd positive moment balanced by unhappiness, the occasional (if we are lucky) odd negative.

24/24 happiness is insanity.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 11:31:16 AM »
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Walter, I understand that Patty Loveless may not be your cup of tea, but a lot of people love her music and she’s had a very successful career. Here is a list of some of her awards.  Not too bad. 

Academy of Country Music
•   1996 Top Female Vocalist
•   1997 Top Female Vocalist
American Music Awards
•   1989 Favorite New Country Artist
Country Music Association
•   1995 Album of the Year – "When Fallen Angels Fly"
•   1996 Female Vocalist of the Year
•   1998 Vocal Event of the Year with George Jones – "You Don't Seem to Miss Me"   
Grand Ole Opry
•   Inducted in 1988
Grammy Awards
•   Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – "Same Old Train" (1998)
•   Best Bluegrass Album – Mountain Soul II (2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Loveless

I like that not everyone likes the same things.  It makes the world a more interesting place. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 12:30:15 PM »
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Happiness is an odd concept. I tend to believe that it isn't a normal condition. Not any more normal than unhappiness. I think that the normal condition is actually neutral, that happiness is the odd positive moment balanced by unhappiness, the occasional (if we are lucky) odd negative.

24/24 happiness is insanity.

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Hi Rob

I have to disagree with you here.  I would say that you are either happy or unhappy - there is no middle ground.  Personally I am a generally happy sort of guy.  I have days or moments of unhappiness of course, and have had periods of great sadness such as death or divorce (to name two).  Happiness should not be seen as an extreme emotion - I think it is a stasis thing.  Joy, passion, excitement, these are all more extreme emotions than happiness.  Sadness, depression, anxiety etc are all extreme versions of unhappiness.  Most people seem to me to be either generally happy or unhappy.
Happiness to me is having had a reasonable day, looking forward to tomorrow, being optimistic, enjoying the company of others, contentedness.

I'm happy! Smiley

Jim
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 01:34:23 PM »
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I always found it amusing that the Spanish word "ilusion" means, among others, "thrill, excitement, hope," words often used to describe "happiness"

So, when one is happy, is it just an "ilusion?"  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 01:35:55 PM »
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... Maudlin tart.  No wonder she is singing alone.  She'd even drive a deaf man away.

No wonder indeed... her name is Love-less, after all Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 01:57:00 PM »
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Hi Rob

I have to disagree with you here.  I would say that you are either happy or unhappy - there is no middle ground.  Personally I am a generally happy sort of guy.  I'm happy! Smiley

Jim


That's the point, really: generally doesn't mean always, and if the only alternative you accept is unhappy, then the condition is bipolar syndrome; you certainly don't want that!

Qualifying the levels of emotion on either side of neutral doesn't alter the fact that if you do so, then you are still into the bipolar trap, it's just a matter of degree. That's why a neutral middle is so necessary in life; supplies a nice fulcrum that can be an even better level.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 03:45:45 PM »
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Dean,

It was all a bit tongue-in-cheek on my part.  I had added a smiley, after all.

I would add that my comment was really more about that genre rather than just about the one eponymously devoid of love.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 05:31:35 PM »
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Dean,

It was all a bit tongue-in-cheek on my part.  I had added a smiley, after all.


Yes, and quite funny.  I enjoyed your humor.  I didn't mean to be critical because you didn't like the song.  We all like different things.  It's good that we do. I was just trying to demonstrate that difference, celebrate it, not criticize it.

I like that not everyone likes the same things.  It makes the world a more interesting place. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 10:32:40 PM »
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Pondering the vicissitudes of life, it occurred to me that a pleasant way of passing a few weeks of liberty on the French highways and byways would be in the company of this little angle, singing gently in my ear in the manner of Bobby McGee. A little map-reading, though not, by now, essential would certainly help keep things on track.

http://youtu.be/z4gsbBDyfvo

Rob C

Often filled with wonder I'll read something you say and think,
huh?Huh
Not to say patty loveless doesn't remind me of a tube of vegetable protein, or in my flights of feminist daliances provided a somewhat dry and featureless backdrop,
in an effort to help you Rob,
I recommend a 100 song playlist of Laura Nyro songs, you know,
"i was born from love..." etc. Ronstadt and Streisand both covered her songs.
you'll see, you can grow, not just listen to these psuedo hippy/folky/cowgirl rip offs.
Too bad when you find an artist that touches you you can't get others to think the same as you-
Man Laura Nyro was good- I'm not sure what she was saying in half her songs
maps?
harumph-
you're a man,
you don't need no stinking maps!
It's just that it was a poor choice Loveless covering that Ray Price masterpiece that has been immortalized by Patsy Cline essentially not just the finest country female singer of all time, but without even a close equal to this day {unless you include such phenoms as leanne rymes for their sheer power}
Tube of vegetal protein.
hahaha
just kidding you Rob,
although I stand by Laura Nyro being the real thing
If you are going to waste valuable brain space on an artist
I mean patty loveless?
ok shes pretty ok '
but hmm,
you are one obscure listener,
laura nyro
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 03:26:13 AM »
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Man Laura Nyro was good- I'm not sure what she was saying in half her songs

maps?
harumph-
you're a man,
you don't need no stinking maps!




And there’s the thing, Rocco; with Miss Loveless I can understand what she’s singing.

For those guys who prefer male voices (really?) in their ears from the seat beside them, there’s always Jerry Lee’s version of that song, his first great hit, it seems.

http://youtu.be/5XWhjcCwLlg


But you’re right: for the roads through France we travelled so often, no, I need no maps. I could probably go from Mallorca to Glasgow without directions, but…

But maybe the idea of travelling with the songstress would be at least partly fuelled by the need to travel on other paths?

Not that getting lost togeher mightn’t bring its own reward; at least another song?

;-)

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 04:52:14 AM »
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Pondering the vicissitudes of life, it occurred to me that a pleasant way of passing a few weeks of liberty on the French highways and byways would be in the company of this little angle, singing gently in my ear in the manner of Bobby McGee. A little map-reading, though not, by now, essential would certainly help keep things on track.

http://youtu.be/z4gsbBDyfvo

Rob C

Good idea. Maybe you can find that ring she dropped on the highway. Might drive some of those vicisitudes away.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 05:16:18 AM »
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Rocco,


If not Rute 66, certainly the Italian-run (weren’t they all?) Skater’s Café in Paisley, Scotland, with the end of schooldays and the making of memories booming out of the Bal Ami jukebox, memories whose future value was totally unknowable at the time:


http://youtu.be/bQQCPrwKzdo

http://youtu.be/LqX-fj9jETs

http://youtu.be/lcxBLiKpRm0

http://youtu.be/YFW3NK4-iE4

http://youtu.be/Ud_JZcC0tHI

http://youtu.be/s10-dxX1MuE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=berL-80EPmg&feature=share&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DHAkYLgI0FeNGwr8D41M0m

http://youtu.be/vssSYBDZSng

Thank God for youtube and bringing those golden days right back, however much hollowness comes along for the ride.

;-)

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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 02:53:12 PM »
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I listened for a minute. Made me think I was back in Big Spring, Texas. (Which is where the Midnight Cowboy was from and where I went through advanced pilot training) Arrrrrhhhhgggg. . .
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 06:33:48 PM »
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I listened for a minute. Made me think I was back in Big Spring, Texas. (Which is where the Midnight Cowboy was from and where I went through advanced pilot training) Arrrrrhhhhgggg. . .
ahhh now you're talking, midnite cowboy...
harry nilsson
"banking off of the northeast wind, sailin on a summer breeze"
there was a sad sad man.
but really dustin hoffman has always kinda creeped me out a little-
like tiny tim when he played his uke and sang that insipid little ditty.
Have you ever seen dustin hoffman stand next to a non-immortal?
He's like 4 feet tall.
A dangerous character altogether if you asked me.
But not to go too far astray from the theme of this tome,
I am told there is a johnny ace reference in American Graffiti,
also, there ain't nothing like blasting mono 78's through a loudspeaker meant to do that.
"BLLLLLEWSSSS my soul I can't get a date!. my baby s got it tuned onto channel 8, wyatt earp and the big cheyenne coming through the tv, shooting up the land"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIUzVGtxQCY
oh and let this be my bond Rob,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVdOQvx379Y
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 04:39:11 AM »
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Rocco, how I forgot that one, Western Movies, I shall never know! In many ways, it epitomises what rock 'n roll was all about, even more so than early Elvis. (I don't mention Chuck, because he's the stand alone king.)

The only thing I would say is this: nobody ever seemed to get up and jive in the Scottish cafés that I knew... we had the red Formica topped tables, the jukeboxes, but other than the music, mostly the excitement was Coke (as in Cola), and us out-of-uniform schoolboys smoking, except during lunch-breaks when we ran the risk anyhow. One specialiity, though, was the hot orange: orange juice heated up to warm you when you came in from the slush outside. I even trained a local bar here in Mallorca to make it for me by using the milk heater tube on the coffee machine; stopped going there when I lost my wife - it just felt empty. Haven't had a hot orange since.

Innocent years. How I miss them and some of the people.

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2013, 09:30:26 AM »
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...and us out-of-uniform schoolboys smoking, except during lunch-breaks when we ran the risk anyhow. One specialiity, though, was the hot orange: orange juice heated up to warm you when you came in from the slush outside. I even trained a local bar here in Mallorca to make it for me by using the milk heater tube on the coffee machine...
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Rob C

nothing says good morning like the pretty barista using the milk tube to heat my foam...
someone should do a photo book of pretty baristas plying their trade...
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 10:43:24 AM »
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nothing says good morning like the pretty barista using the milk tube to heat my foam...
someone should do a photo book of pretty baristas plying their trade...



I had to include one on a calendar page once: she wasn't a barista at all, but she was a useless local model sicked upon me by the client. I think I could count over twenty company logos on the shelves behind the poor girl - fruit of the guy's 'art direction'. Subtle? Understatement? What's that?

You can get to hate some clients. Taking the money and running isn't always good enough to absolve you from your sins of complicity. Twenty-eight years later and the shame lives on.

;-(

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