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    The Game is simple: 1 best ever tune

    Anyone wanna play?

    For me its always been:
    All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

    Cheers!

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    Ten Hands- Old Eyes.

    Makesa me cry-eh every time-uh.

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    Only one tune?! You call that simple?!

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    Today I pick the prog classic "Another Girl, Another Planet" by The Only Ones.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Very hard to chose only one......

    But I will play: "Lady Fantasy", by Camel

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    very Cool pick, Demetrio, I love Camel and I saw them live a few times back in the mid 70's! One of the times Kiss opened for Camel!

    My pick: Suppers Ready by Genesis

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    One song that always perk me up is Castle In the Air by Don Mclean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell View Post
    very Cool pick, Demetrio, I love Camel and I saw them live a few times back in the mid 70's!
    I envy you, my dear friend...


    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell View Post
    My pick: Suppers Ready by Genesis
    Yes, another great pick indeed!!!

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    One song. This is tough. But since my life doesn't depend on it and I can change my pick anytime that I want, I'm going to say Manfred Mann's version of Blinded by the Light. I just love that tune!

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    So I was gonna post something snarky in this thread, like the most popular song of all time, which led me to the Wikipedia page of the best-selling singles in record history and the discovery that one of the top 10 highest-selling singles ever is a song that I've never heard, Baccara's "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" with 18 million copies sold worldwide. Weird.



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    Oh man! You beat me to it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rae View Post
    So I was gonna post something snarky in this thread, like the most popular song of all time, which led me to the Wikipedia page of the best-selling singles in record history and the discovery that one of the top 10 highest-selling singles ever is a song that I've never heard, Baccara's "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" with 18 million copies sold worldwide. Weird.



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    I was seriously going to post that as my one best song of all time and now you've ruined it. What a buzz-kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Today I pick the prog classic "Another Girl, Another Planet" by The Only Ones.
    Good choice, but I like The Mighty Lemon Drops version better. They do it as a straight ahead rave up getting rid of any psychedelia tinge. Good stuff.

    http://www.amazon.com/Just-Say-Anyth...ref=pd_sim_m_4
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    Baccara's "Yes Sir I Can Boogie"

    Wow that was bad. Thanks for sharing!

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    Bad all the way to the bank, I guess.

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    Just saw that the long-awaited Califone film was finally released earlier this year, titled with one of my favorite opening lines ever in, "Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape", from one of my favorite Califone songs, "When Leon Spinx Moved Into Town", from one of my favorite albums of the last 10 years or so, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes. Used to have a link to that song in my signature, but my sig still goes to a page where you can download it, along with a bunch of other stuff. Now I'll probably need to order the DVD of the film, can't really tell much by the trailer though.

    So today, my favorite is "When Leon Spinx Moved Into Town"....




    ...from an old interview with Tim Rutili about his lyrics ...

    Jacob Knabb: I feel like Iíve read a lot of interviews, and Iíve kind of looked around, and I havenít seen a lot of people address what youíre doing lyrically. So thatís what I wanted to talk about. How do you compose your lyrics?

    Tim Rutili: Thereís not any set way that I do it. But I love to write. And I write words every day.

    .......

    JK: But to get back to the rodeo clown, it could be like the stallion, or the bull, or whatever the hell he jumps on. Itís very similar. Itís adrenalized. Itís brief. Youíre linked to something larger than yourself. And you literally have to ride it out. Or not be gored by it. It really is a logical link. In the song ďWhen Leon Spinx Moved Into Town.Ē Maybe Iím reading this wrong, but the song begins with the declaration that, ďOur sex became a boxer.Ē Again Iím linking sexÖ But Iím not even really sure if Leon Spinx did move into town. Is this to be taken as metaphor?

    TR: Have you ever had a relationship with a person-a friendship or a fight or sex or whatever-where the two of you together create another being. Thatís all it was. And filling in the blanks. And he did move in.

    JK: But itís interesting that, in the song, you donít talk about it. Theyíre ďnot saying anything.Ē

    TR: If youíre in it, itís really hard to, uhÖ

    JK: Well how do you step away from it-especially if itís a violent thing? If love has become a boxer, that implies violence. Even the most beautiful of fights, ultimately itís bent on one person being rendered unable to move.

    TR: But together you become this destructive machine. There is no awareness. Youíve become a destructive machine. Itís really fun to feel that power. And itís also really really scary. And itís also pretty brainless. You know?

    JK: Yeah boxing and intelligenceÖ

    TR: One alone is this. One alone is that. The two together become this being. I think our spirits meet in that kind of way too. I think of two peopleís mutual essences that way. I think it really does make another being. Itís no onesí fault that it had to happen that way. Itís something that you have to experience.

    JK: Sometimes the energy that is created is not a good thing. I mean to get back to the boxing idea, ultimately itís a bloody sport-

    TR: -But to have had that experience, to feel that is necessary. Thereís no such thing as good and bad. Because in the long run, everything is just what it is. You canít say that itís all negative, because whatís going to come out, that experience is something that had to be. You created that. You had to do it. No matter how bad it is you had to experience it. This person had to die.

    JK: And how do you quantify something like that? Why do you define it? Perhaps this is what allows another theme to run through your songs, which isÖwellÖabuse. I think of the line, ďThe way you kiss your uncle on the mouth,Ē from the song ďMichigan Girls.Ē Where does that song come from?

    TR: It didnít feel like abuse to me. It felt like fantasizing. You know? I used to go up there for vacation. I can spot a Michigan Girl from a mile away. And it was just about watching a moment. What was so beautiful about itóit was this microscopic view of a beautiful body. And also this body finding power. This girl finding power, finding her own power. The kissing her uncle thing was like, she knows her uncle is looking and now sheís starting to understand it-

    JK: --and use it. But itís also, obviously taboo-

    TR: -I have seen that ****.

    JK: Well thatís the thing: everyone has. If you havenít been part of it yourself, you know someone who has.

    TR: Itís beautiful. And interesting to watch. And if you know whatís going on, itís really interesting to be a part of it too. We both play. I mean weíve all played both parts. In anything that anybody writes, I think even anything anybody dreams, you are every character. You are every archetype. So in that song, Iím the girl. Iím the uncle. You know? Iím the sand.

    JK: I mean, the line I really keyed in on, ďGodís eyes are closed,Ē or, ďGodís eyes are crossed,Ē even. There is an inability to focus. Is that God ignoring what is happening?

    TR: Itís just feeling in the presence of a lot of things. And then feeling the presence of a personal joke.

    JK: But you explode Godís presence when you talk about ďGodís eyes [being] crossed / just like yours.Ē Thatís an interesting line because part of it is an inability to focus. But itís also ironic in a way, because itís undercutting what came before.

    TR: I didnít really think about it. I just kind of spit it. That song just felt like a moment that you would find beauty in. In everything. Because you didnít really want to be feeling what you were feeling and you were still looking at that, was difficult.

    JK: Then it does make sense, that joke at the end. Because thatís how people deal with it. There are two typical responses and one is to close your eyes. The other to make a joke about it, because if you can laugh about it, it didnít happen in a way. To say itís a beautiful thing makes sense on a certain level, though, because we are attracted, at least most people are attracted to things that would be classified as horrible. But you watch. And why?

    TR: Well itís something you might not understand within yourself. It doesnít necessarily make it beautiful. Itís definitely part of you.
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    Davey -

    Never heard of Califone but pulled it up on Pandora am I'm digging this. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam View Post
    Davey -

    Never heard of Califone but pulled it up on Pandora am I'm digging this. Thanks!
    Hehehe, if you knew me better, you'd probably instead be saying, "Enough already with your crazy Califone obsession!"


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    Don't let it get you down.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlumpBuster View Post
    Good choice, but I like The Mighty Lemon Drops version better. They do it as a straight ahead rave up getting rid of any psychedelia tinge. Good stuff.

    http://www.amazon.com/Just-Say-Anyth...ref=pd_sim_m_4
    Yeah, I've always liked that version too (and the bootleg Replacements' version) but still prefer the original.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    I didn't know it wasn't a Replacements song for a long time. But I agree with Stone, the original is by far the best.

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    Stone's avatar inspired me towards "Tooling For Anus."


    I don't like others.

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    Hush!

    Yes the Joe South song, Hush, as done by the original Deep Purple circa 1968. The studio version is great, but it's always a blast to see these songs in context, sort of.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiXcqxms3Bs

    I like sulung tang.

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    I'm gonna have to say mayonaise by Smashing Pumpkins

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