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Archives: October 2004

Message: 36387 Posted: Sun Oct 31 20:42:51 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Sydney DVD

Just a reminder to everyone to ask their third cousins, neighbors, car mechanics, hairdressers, etc. to call their local record outlets and ask for the America Live from Sydney DVD. Hopefully that will encourage the stores to ask about it. Email 'em too!

Message: 36386 Posted: Sun Oct 31 20:33:59 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Russ Ballard/for Bluey

Bluey, Kenny Vance and the Planotones have opened for Jay, but not this time. And there was mention of that Rock Hall in Cleveland, whatever the heck that is, LOL!

Message: 36385 Posted: Sun Oct 31 19:24:52 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

Interesting discussion
We recently had elections in Australia which are compulsory and my son was having the same argument with me as it was his first time to vote

I openly discuss it with family and friends but I know there is a fair proportion who also say it is no one elses business

Message: 36384 Posted: Sun Oct 31 19:00:05 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re Region Free DVD Web Site


Thanks Steve, hope this site might help out.

For those interested, we have a DVD website that carries the "America Live At The Sydney Opera House" DVD.

DVD listed in stock, $28.95 (Australian).. Available To Ship.


Message: 36383 Posted: Sun Oct 31 18:59:46 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: "Last Unicorn" T-shirt info for Nettie from nina

thanks nina so much for giving me th info i appreciate that!!!

Message: 36382 Posted: Sun Oct 31 18:52:32 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Jay and the Americans


Thanks for your review of Jay and the Americans. Jay Black did have an amazing set of pipes, I am glad to hear he still does. In all my years of going to concerts, I've yet to catch up with them. Hopefully, they will one day come to the Gulf Coast or New Orleans. "Cara Mia" was a favorite song of mine back in the summer of 1965...I still have the old worn out 45. I also like "Come a Little Bit Closer", "Only In America", "This Magic Moment" and "Walking In the Rain". Thanks again,


Message: 36381 Posted: Sun Oct 31 18:39:03 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Russ Ballard

Johnny and Mark...thanks boys. I always thought that Russ Ballard's "Dream On" would have been a good America song.
"You Can Do Magic", "I Don't Believe In Miracles", "The Border","Cast The Spirit", "Tonight Is For Dreamers" etc. What a great imput he has made towards America songs.

Jenna: You are right about Dan's verson of The Beatles "This Boy". John Lennon once stated that this song was one of his favourites. A lot a Beatles covers have been done, some good - others, not so good but Dan's version has to be up there with the best, perhaps even as good as the original. When I heard it, I thought of another song that Dan could really do justic too is The Dave Clark Five's - "I Miss You"...similar style of song.

Anita: A couple of months ago discusion on this chat folder was about America's non-induction (at this stage) into the RR Hall Of Fame and I mentioned other noted "non-inductees" including Jay And The Americans. "Cara Mia", "Come A Little Bit Closer" etc. Unbelieveable voice. What about some of the members of his backing group, Donald Fagan and Walter Becker (later to form Steely Dan) Kenny Vance (future producer). I don't suppose they might have been at the concert? I think I read where Steely Dan have a new CD out?

It's just great that these groups (like The Turtles etc) are still on the road. Hope they don't forget where Australia is? Can't complain though, Brian Wilson, The Eagles, Chubby Checker, and hopefully a one-hit wonder group called "America"!!!! all heading our way.


Message: 36380 Posted: Sun Oct 31 18:27:28 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Mucho Subjecto

Funny that you should mention that. It was unintentional not capitalizing Republican and I usually try to edit carefully before I post but I did miss that one. Just now when I was re-reading it but before I saw your post I realized my error and wondered if it would be caught. Guilty as charged. Oops. Freudian perhaps.

Message: 36379 Posted: Sun Oct 31 18:16:06 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Region Free DVD Web Site

Bluey's son, Jason, found a web site for changing the regions in a particular DVD player. It gets you to list your DVD brand name and model (over 300 listings) and then prints out instructions showing you how to can change to all regions (0 or 9). For example, Bluey has a Samsung and was able to change it to play all regions. He's got a few US DVDs and they play like a charm. Maybe this info will help others if they have DVDs that won't play because of region code mismatches (e.g., the Sydney Live DVD).

Here's the link:

Thanks for making us aware of this, Bluey!

Message: 36378 Posted: Sun Oct 31 16:46:51 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Mucho Subjecto

Mo ~ Did you intentionally mean not to capitalize "Republican"? Just kiddin' you. Kerry on just the same.

Message: 36377 Posted: Sun Oct 31 16:34:02 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Russ Ballard

Bluey ~ According to my internet search, the only US single that charted for Russ Ballard was a song titled, "On The Rebound". In 1980, it went to #58. I can't personally recall the song. Maybe others do. I do, however, have both of Ballard's LPs that you mentioned. I haven't played either one in a long time, but I seem to recall that I like "Voices" better although they are close in the 'likeable' department for me. Maybe "On The Rebound" is on one of the two Ballard albums I have. Not sure, though.

Message: 36376 Posted: Sun Oct 31 16:17:27 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Mucho Subjecto

To Mark M.--I agree with you about Dewey not getting enough attention. That's not fair. So...Dewey, even though I know you know we love you, it's best to say these things out loud...or in print as it were. You are an amazing talent and a really super, gracious, nice guy. Miss you. Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, see you in 2005 on the road.

Tiger: Thanks for your kind words regarding the Red Sox. It's been a tough road being their fan and I've only been one half of my life. Can't imagine the pain of those who've been at it for the whole 86 years. Oh, and by the way, if Dew or Ger email you a response, would you be so kind to give them my email address, please? It's Thanks, 'ppreciate that.

Anita: Homecoming would be in my top 2. Only Hearts trumps it for me.

Johnny: I, as you may suspect, would be happy to say who I am voting for to anyone who would ask...and even some who don't really care to know. But, then again, most people who know me, know me well enough that they would have no need to ask. HOWEVER, I can really relate to those who would keep their preferences to themselves especially if they may live in "hostile" territory. For instance, a republican in downtown Pittsburgh or a Democrat in upstate NY. Sometimes it's safer to nod politely and vote with a vengeance. I am clearly hemmed in on all sides up here on the tundra by conservatives. I can count the Democrats I know around here on one hand. Well, outside of my own house, of course.

Happy Haunting Ya'll

Message: 36375 Posted: Sun Oct 31 15:45:18 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Jay and the Americans

My husband and I enjoyed a terrific performance by Jay Black and the Americans at Westbury Music Fair last night. Jay may arguably be the greatest surviving voice of our time, since the loss of Roy Orbison, who he pays tribute to in all of his shows. Jay's performance of Cara Mia is enough to blow the roof off any venue. He performs less than a dozen times per year, so see him if you get a chance. A small note of warning: he's got a wicked sense of humor; the show is not for those easily offended, or those under 18 years of age!

Message: 36374 Posted: Sun Oct 31 15:37:47 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

All my friends and family know. I even have a sign in my front yard. It should not cause a big fight. About half the country is for Bush and about half for Kerry. If we can't disagree and still live and work together, we will have serious problems.

Message: 36373 Posted: Sun Oct 31 15:33:50 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Re: Russ Ballard

I don't recall any big solo hits for Russ in the US. Argent had a big hit with Hold Your Head Up and a few minor hits like God Gave Rock and Roll To You. But I don't think Russ had any significant solo success.

Message: 36372 Posted: Sun Oct 31 15:08:52 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Russ Ballard

Happy 57th Birthday to Russ Ballard ("You Can Do Magic")

Question: Reading about Russ's career, it seems to me that, apart from his work with Argent and Three Dog Night (Liar), he was a fairly under-rated artist when he went solo. I loved his "The Fire Still Burns" LP and have ordered "Voices". Could someone tell me if he had USA chart success with any of his solo efforts? Thanks.


Message: 36371 Posted: Sun Oct 31 13:26:39 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

I'm with the majority here. I'd prefer to keep it to myself. Besides, it's getting real ugly out there right now!

tiger (Kelly)

Message: 36370 Posted: Sun Oct 31 13:22:44 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

I, personally, don't mind telling the pollsters who I back. Frankly, I don't mind telling anyone who cares enough to ask me, but I know we are all different.

Message: 36369 Posted: Sun Oct 31 13:15:52 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

Mark M ~ I can appreciate that. I would assume the majority of people here probably would also prefer to keep it to themself or at least, thus far, it appears so.

Message: 36368 Posted: Sun Oct 31 13:11:36 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

I keep it to myself when the polsters call, but anyone who knows me KNOWS how I am going to vote anyway!

Message: 36367 Posted: Sun Oct 31 12:41:50 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Listening Party - Homecoming

"Homecoming" is the #1 of the top 3 picks. (IMHO)

Message: 36366 Posted: Sun Oct 31 12:13:49 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Listening Party - Homecoming

Tonight's listening party will be Homecoming (one of their top 3 albums, IMHO). Hope you can join us.

Message: 36365 Posted: Sun Oct 31 12:10:54 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Hi Dewey

Hey Dewey
Sometimes it seems like Gerry gets all the attention....but, we love ya guy !
Mark M

Message: 36364 Posted: Sun Oct 31 12:08:09 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: OT: "Political Poachers"

Would rather keep it to myself.

Message: 36363 Posted: Sun Oct 31 11:59:56 2004 By: bruno
Subject: America in Napoli

For the concert of Napoli (mar. 11 2004) exist whole film with all songs.
The material is fit for a DVD. my acquaintage is in possession of video material.
I follow he for have copy of material.
Hi Ciao

Message: 36362 Posted: Sun Oct 31 10:21:36 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: OT: "Political Poachers"

I was listening to a late-night radio talk show last night where they were discussing whether or not listeners were willing to tell others (friends, relatives, and anyone else who asked) who they plan to vote for in the presidential election. Some said they were proud to tell others who they are backing. Yet, others said it was no one else's business. I, of course, personally agree with the former position.

Question: Without stating why, would you be willing to say who you will be voting for or do you prefer to keep it to yourself?

Message: 36361 Posted: Sun Oct 31 07:26:10 2004 By: tiger
Subject: chat folder/Thanks for info, Steve!

Well, now that I know that Gerry and Dewey actually do read this chat folder, I noticed that your 2005 schedule looks somewhat light. I realize you guys need down time, but is there any way you can squeeze in Tulsa to your concert schedule, since you have not been there since 2002? You can email me back at: or kjqb1@ either way. If you HAVE been reading these chat folder entries, you know I'm the fan who had tickets for the show in Tulsa Oct. 2002, but back surgery prevented me from going. Hope you guys take this in consideration! And MANY thanks for years of GREAT music!

tiger (Kelly)

Message: 36360 Posted: Sun Oct 31 07:25:29 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Perry Menno Paws

Hi Nancy!

The Birchmere WAS the best show ever! I miss all you fabulous people!

Hi Dewey! Hi Gerry! Hi Moser! Hi Hoot! Hi Mr Hoot! Hi Anita!

Cindy FTS

PS Thanks Moser for posting the pics. They're just awesome!

Message: 36359 Posted: Sun Oct 31 06:10:29 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 31, 2004

57 years ago - Russ Ballard(Argent) is born. (1947)

43 years ago - U2 Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is born. (1961)

38 years ago - Adam Horovitz a.k.a. King Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys is born. (1966)

34 years ago - Former Mamas and the Papas singer Michelle Phillips marries actor Dennis Hopper. They divorce 8 days later. (1970)

30 years ago - The Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock N' Roll," their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor, turns gold. It's their fourth straight Number One album. (1974)

29 years ago - The Marshall Tucker Band performs at the Fox Theater in Atlanta for a benefit show for presidential candidate and former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter. The president of Capricorn Records, Phil Walden, sponsors this concert and ultimately, many more with his other acts including the Allman Brothers. (1975)

23 years ago - Peabo Bryson's "Let the Feeling Flow" enters the soul chart, where in its twenty weeks on the charts, it climbs up to number six. (1981)

16 years ago - Singer Debbie Gibson holds a seance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious. (1988)

11 years ago - Rapper Tupac Shakur is arrested for allegedly shooting two off-duty Atlanta policemen during a late night argument. Shakur was shot and killed two years later in Las Vegas.

11 years ago - Actor River Phoenix dies after collapsing outside The Viper Room on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. (1993)

6 years ago - KISS begin their Psycho Circus tour at Dodger Stadium. Video monitors broadcast the show in 3-D. (1998)


You Can Do Magic - Russ Ballard(writer)

I never believed in things that I couldn't see
I said if I can't feel it then how can it be
No, no magic could happen to me
And then I saw you

I couldn't believe it, you took my heart
I couldn't retrieve it, said to myself
What's it all about
Now I know there can be no doubt

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You're the one who can put out the fire

You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay
Doo, doo, doo ...

And when the rain is beatin' upon the window pane
And when the night it gets so cold, when I can't sleep
Again you come to me
I hold you tight, the rain disappears
Who would believe it
With a word you dry my tears

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You're the one who can put out the fire

You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay
Doo, doo, doo ...

And If I wanted to
I could never be free
I never believed it was true
But now it's so clear to me

You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You're the one who can put out the fire

You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay
Doo, doo, doo ...

You're the one who can put out the fire
You're the one who can put out the fire
You're the one who can put out the fire ...



Now here is a problem that finally has a formula for getting to the bottom of an age old problem.

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:

What makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%


1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

2+21+12+1+19+8+9+20 = 103%

And, look how far ass kissing will take you.

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude, with mathematical certainty, that while Hardwork and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitiude will get you there, it's the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.


Remember the formula when we all go back to work tomorrow.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meet Me In The Gravel Pit, Honey, cuz I'm a Little Boulder There

Red Oak

Message: 36358 Posted: Sun Oct 31 06:03:54 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: What is Hip-Remix Project Vol.1

You're right about the correct title of that "remix" project. Its actually due in stores on Tuesday,but I'm not sure how many local retailors may actually carry it. However,I am hoping to recieve a copy on Monday,and will get an MP3 to SteveL by Monday night for all to review. The disc does offer a variety of artists. I believe Todd Rundgren was another name I saw on the track listing.

Message: 36357 Posted: Sun Oct 31 05:07:33 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: this chatroom

<<As Gerry put it to me one time, "if you had a chat folder about you, wouldn't you read it?">>

Message: 36356 Posted: Sun Oct 31 05:06:45 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: this chatroom

<<As Gerry put it to me one time, "if you had a chat folder about you, wouldn't you read it?">>

Message: 36355 Posted: Sat Oct 30 19:24:26 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: this chatroom

<<As Gerry put it to me one time, "if you had a chat folder about you, wouldn't you read it?">>
Hey, Gerry, what are you doing for Halloween out in CA? I hope you schedule some more shows in the East for 2005. I'm already in withdrawal!

Message: 36354 Posted: Sat Oct 30 19:13:49 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: this chatroom

<<As Gerry put it to me one time, "if you had a chat folder about you, wouldn't you read it?">>

Well, then. Hi Gerry. How ya doin'? Miss you.

By the way, have you listened to that album I gave you? And yes, I have listened to the one you gave me. All of them. Over and over and over again.

Message: 36353 Posted: Sat Oct 30 18:18:49 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: amber cascades

Click here to go to Joe Doyle's web page where you can download all of his covers. Amber Cascades is on the Homemade America Volume 2 page.

Message: 36352 Posted: Sat Oct 30 18:03:05 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: this chatroom

I've been curious about something. Does Dewey and Gerry actually read these entries from this chatroom, or do you screen them? That's probably one question I never asked you before, but wanted to know!

Hi Kelly, sorry it took me so long to reply but I'm on a family vacation in Las Vegas and my hotel room doesn't have an analog phone long so couldn't use the modem on my laptop to access the Internet. This evening I found a plug I could use for a little while so I'm trying to get caught up on my e-mail and the chat folder.

Gerry and Dewey definitely read this Chat Folder and I don't do any screening at all. As Gerry put it to me one time, "if you had a chat folder about you, wouldn't you read it?"

Message: 36351 Posted: Sat Oct 30 17:14:21 2004 By: thommo
Subject: amber cascades

I was wondering if Joe could upload that instrumental version of Amber cascades again - I really enjoyed it but it has been removed from my computer

Message: 36350 Posted: Sat Oct 30 06:01:26 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 30, 2004

65 years ago - Grace Slick, vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, is born. (1939)

57 years ago - Jim Messina, guitarist and vocalist for Poco, and Eagles' bassist Timothy B. Schmidt are born. (1947)

43 years ago - Phil Spector's Philles label, destined to become one of the most successful and influential labels of the sixties, releases its first record, the Crystals' "Oh, Yeah, Maybe Baby." It's backed by "There's No Other." The latter will reach #20 on the pop chart and will sell over a million copies. (1961)

40 years ago - Roy Orbison's "Oh! Pretty Woman" becomes a gold record. His ninth and last Top Ten single, the song entered the Hot 100 on August 29th. The song stays on the charts for 15 weeks. (1964)

39 years ago - The Supremes' "I Hear a Symphony" enters the Hot 100, where in ten weeks on the chart it will become the Motown girl group's sixth Number One record of their last seven releases. It would be their last Number One hit until "You Can't Hurry Love" in August 1966. (1965)

37 years ago - Brian Jones, in a London Magistrate's Court on drug possession charges from his March arrest, pleads guilty to possessing cannabis and not guilty of possessing cocaine and methedrine. He's remanded to Wormwood Scrub Prison until sentencing the following day. He gets nine months behind bars and is released on bail pending an appeal. (1967)

37 years ago - Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, is born. (1967)

34 years ago - Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami. (1970)

33 years ago - John Lennon's "Imagine" hits Number One. It's the ex-Beatle's only solo LP to sell a million copies and his most popular album until "Double Fantasy." "Double Fantasy" becomes Number One shortly after his assassination on December 8, 1980. (1971)

32 years ago - Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first rock & roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles in November 1963. (1972)

31 years ago - John Lennon releases the "Mind Games" album and the title track as a single. Both become his most popular records in quite some time. The album reaches #9, the single #18. The same day, Ringo Starr's "Ringo" is released." (1973)

30 years ago - Less than six months after her marriage to Sylvester Stewart in Madison Square Garden, Kathy Silva Stewart files for divorce and is awarded custody of their 14-month old son, Sylvester Bubb Ali Stewart. The boy and his father (the leader of Sly and the Family Stone) are missing and believed to be in hiding. (1974)

26 years ago - The made-for-TV movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park," starring heavy-metal, glitter rockers KISS as the heroes trying to foil a mad scientist working in an amusement park, airs on NBC. (1978)

22 years ago - Singer Paul Weller announces the breakup of the band, The Jam. (1982)

20 years ago - Linda Ronstadt makes her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York. (1984)

18 years ago - The Beastie Boys release their "License To Ill" LP. It becomes the first rap album to go to #1.

9 years ago - David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. (1995)

7 years ago - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces his retirement from the band. (1997)

6 years ago - Bryan Adams shoots the video to "When You're Gone" with Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls in New York. She sang back-up on the song. (1998)

6 years ago - KISS guest on an episode of Fox's "Millenium." The band appears both with and without make-up. (1998)

6 years ago - David Bowie hosts a songwriting contest on his web site to help complete the lyrics to his song "What's Really Happening." 20 year-old Alex Grant is the winner of the contest, and is later present for the song's recording session. (1998)


I Can't Tell You Why - Eagles (featuring Timothy B Schmidt)

Look at us baby, up all night
Tearing our love apart
Aren't we the same two people who live
through years in the dark?
Every time I try to walk away
Something makes me turn around and stay
And I can't tell you why
When we get crazy,
it just ain't to right,
(try to keep you head, little girl)
Girl, I get lonely, too
You don't have to worry
Just hold on tight
(don't get caught in your little world)
'Cause I love you
Nothing's wrong as far as I can see
We make it harder than it has to be
and I can't tell you why
no, baby, I can't tell you why
I can't tell you why
No, no, baby, I can't tell you why
I can't tell you why
I can't tell you why



A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out something
exciting and relate it to the class the next day.

When the time came to present what they'd found, the first little boy
the teacher called on walked up to the front of the class, and with a
piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard and sat back

Puzzled, the teacher asked him what it was..

"It's a period," he replied.

I see that," said the teacher, "but what is so exciting about a

Darned if I know," he said, "but this morning my sister was missing
one, and get this, Mommy fainted, daddy had a heart attack, and the
boy next door joined the army.


I Went Back to My Fourth Wife for the Third Time and Gave Her a Second Chance to Make a First Class Fool Out of Me

Have a nice weekend, remember to fall back 2night wherever u are....

Red Oak

Message: 36349 Posted: Sat Oct 30 05:16:26 2004 By: Howard Lieboff
Subject: Re: Dan Peek Unplugged

you're welcome Mark. It took a long time to transfer from video and cassette to computer and clean it up a little and burn to CD!
It was worth it. hl

Message: 36348 Posted: Fri Oct 29 20:06:02 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: What is Hip-Remix Project Vol.1

I had some free time to surf a few sites earlier and noticed on the Warner Brother's site that the "What is Hip-Remix Project" is available in stores in a few days, but you can advance order it as well. SteveO - I think you may have posted this a few weeks ago, sorry... if I'm repeating all the same info? I think I was able to download and listen to all 14 tracks, I can usually only listen to a few when the office is quiet and my Managers are traveling (don't want to get in too much trouble.) It features some classic artists like the Doobie Brothers, Ambrosia, Seals & Crofts, Nicolette Larson and even Devo too! It has some great tracks on it and an artist named Deepsky did a great version of Ventura Highway! Their site even allows you to download ringtones too.


Message: 36347 Posted: Fri Oct 29 19:45:01 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Perry Menno Paws

Mo, the photos are great! Takes me right back to the show. It was the best show ever!

Message: 36346 Posted: Fri Oct 29 19:38:32 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Re: Dan Peek Unplugged

Looks like a great collection! Bravo Howard!

Message: 36345 Posted: Fri Oct 29 18:27:30 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Perry Menno Paws

Clearly, I have lost my mind. Many of you may have suspected this already. Perhaps I was in denial. But I think I may have to admit it now. It's either early Alzheimers or the undeniable effects of peri-menopause. You've heard of loss of bladder control. This may be better classified as loss of cerebral control.

The point is, I found two more pictures in my files tonight that were supposed to be posted with the CFTS photos from The Birchmere. So, if you are even remotely inclined to look at them, please surf to one MORE time. Scroll to the bottom right, click on the last gallery, click on first picture for larger size. You've heard it before. You know the drill.

I think I may need more sleep.

Message: 36344 Posted: Fri Oct 29 18:13:46 2004 By: Nina
Subject: "Last Unicorn" T-shirt info for Nettie

Hi Nettie...the name of the catalog/company is OLD GLORY out of Westbrook, CT. The web site is: and the phone number is: 800-892-3323. All the unicorn shirts are around $19.00. I think the sizes are all adult sizes.

I haven't visited the site so I'm not sure what you'll find, but here's the item numbers for those T-shirts:

018109 Blue Two Unicorns
018110 Pink Girl and Unicorn
017552 Black Red Bull

Good luck!

P.S. to Bones: I'm cancelling the pink t-shirt I ordered for you, you meannie!

Message: 36343 Posted: Fri Oct 29 18:10:08 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Brad Palmer

I may have missed something along the line but is Brad Palmer still with America?

Last concert I saw he was replaced

Message: 36342 Posted: Fri Oct 29 09:26:47 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

"Steppenwolf/All time greatest hits"

Message: 36341 Posted: Fri Oct 29 07:05:32 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... escape from the endless pictures of The Birchmere...there are more. Here is Round 2, some from Cindy FTS, some from my last roll, and some from Kevin. Scroll to the bottom of the page, double click on the Round 2 photo to bring up the gallery, double click on the first photo to get a larger size to display. (Since as we know, size does matter.) Happy Friday, Everyone.

Message: 36340 Posted: Fri Oct 29 06:49:19 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: More gigs

Anita thanks for reminding us all to check for more concerts on 7/9 05 there will be a free concert in buffalo the town right next to me Yahooooooooooooo im there!!!!!! thanks again!!!!

Message: 36339 Posted: Fri Oct 29 06:44:20 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Last Unicorn T-Shirts

i would like to at least see the last unicorn shirts might be something for my little ones!! Nettie

Message: 36338 Posted: Fri Oct 29 06:43:22 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Dan Peek Unplugged

please let me know when that is released i would love a copy of that

Message: 36337 Posted: Fri Oct 29 06:28:33 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 29, 2004

68 years ago - Singer Hank Snow makes his first recordings, "Lonesome Blue Yodel" and "Prisoned Cowboy." (1936)

60 years ago - Denny Laine, vocalist and guitarist for the Moody Blues and Wings, is born. (1944)

58 years ago - Peter Green, guitarist and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac, is born. (1946)

49 years ago - Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" backed with "I'm Just a Lonely Boy," is reviewed by Billboard: "...cleverly syled novelty with nonsense words, rapid fire deliver." (1955)

47 years ago - Buddy Holly & the Crickets "Oh Boy!" is put out by Brunswick Records. It peaks at #10 in December. (1957)

37 years ago - "Hair," advertised as the "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical " opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York's East Village. The musical will eventually move to Broadway for a successful run. The play's original cast recording album spawns hit singles "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In" and "Good Morning Starshine." (1967)

34 years ago - Neil Diamond receives a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie." (1970)

33 years ago - In the first of tragedies for the Allman Brothers Band, leader Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle mishap, just outside the group's hometown of Macon, Georgia. He was 24. (1971)

31 years ago - The Who's lastest masterwork, "Quadrophenia," goes gold. (1973)

29 years ago - Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue gets under way in the 1,800-seat Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusets. The troupe's name comes when one night while Dylan was waiting for inspiration, he heard thunder rolling across the sky. (1975)

27 years ago - Meat Loaf releases his landmark album "Bat Out Of Hell". (1977)

27 years ago - The disco sound gets some sophistication with the debut of Chic's "Dance, Dance, Dance" on the R&B chart. It reaches #6 on both the R&B and pop charts. (1977)

21 years ago - Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" becomes the longest listed album in the history of the Billboard music charts when its total reaches 491 weeks. (1983)

14 years ago - The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (1990)

5 years ago - The surviving members of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, reunited for the first time in two years for a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to launch Pixelon, a new Internet video company. The concert is broadcast over the web. Also performing were KISS, Tony Bennett and the Dixie Chicks. (1999)


The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius

Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in
Let the sunshine, let the sunshine in, the sunshine in

Oh, let it shine, c'mon
Now everybody just sing along
Let the sun shine in
Open up your heart and let it shine on in
When you are lonely, let it shine on
Got to open up your heart and let it shine on in
And when you feel like you've been mistreated
And your friends turn away
Just open your heart, and shine it on in


The Sign

Two prostitutes were riding around town with a sign on top of their car which said "Two Prostitutes -- $50.00."

A policeman, seeing the sign, stopped them and told them they'd either have to remove the sign or go to jail.

Just at that time, another car passed with a sign saying "JESUS SAVES."

One of the girls asked the officer, "How come you don't stop them?!"

"Well, that's a little different," the officer smiled. "Their sign
pertains to religion."

So the two ladies of the night frowned as they took their sign down and drove off.

The following day found the same police officer in the area when he
noticed the two ladies driving around with a large sign on their car

Figuring he had an easy arrest, he began to catch up with them when he noticed the new sign which now read:

"Two Fallen Angels Seeking Peter -- $50.00."


Get Off The Stove, Grandma, You're Too Old To Ride The Range

TGIF everyone..........

Red Oak

Message: 36336 Posted: Fri Oct 29 06:10:10 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Friday AM Jam

"The Best of Three Dog Night, The Millenium Collection"

Message: 36335 Posted: Fri Oct 29 05:45:10 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: More gigs (Mo As Well As TerryT)

<<Mo ~ But wait until next Tuesday night.>>

Well, we hope we'll know by then. That's assuming those pregnant chads have learned to use birth control by now.

Message: 36334 Posted: Thu Oct 28 21:16:06 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: More gigs (Mo As Well As TerryT)

<<Hell, I can't wait for tomorrow, eh???>>

Mo ~ But wait until next Tuesday night. Will you be the owner of the highly collectible AMERICA brass belt buckle or will I be sporting a "new" AMERICA cap?

Terry T ~ Care to make a friendly wager? If so, just let me know here.

Thanks Brian Gentry and SteveL for letting us/me know who sings lead vocals on the two PEACE CDs I asked about. While I'm here... to these that may be ordering "Under The Mercy" CD, it wouldn't be complete without purchasing "Stronger Than You Know" as well since it's also a wonderful CD (with Brian on lead vocals)!

(To those that I exchange personal email with, my email capability is down and out for an undetermined amount of time. It may be days.)

Message: 36333 Posted: Thu Oct 28 18:52:23 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: No No NaNina (No Red Sox Fans, whaaaat???)

sorry Mo, your ticket was just about to be mailed out yesterday. Bummer!!!!!!!!!

Message: 36332 Posted: Thu Oct 28 17:26:38 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: More gigs

*****Casino Rama*****

In the immortal words of Bruce Willis, "Yippekiyay *$%^#% &^%#@%!!"

Yesterday--Red Sox win the series.
Today--America announces a two-date show at Casino Rama.
Hell, I can't wait for tomorrow, eh??

Carol, Elaine, Brenda, Stonewall, Kim, Matty, Nettie, and all you other northern New Yorkers/southern Ontarians, it looks like April in Orillia. Maybe we'll get snowed in!!!

In Gerry We Trust,

Message: 36331 Posted: Thu Oct 28 17:01:18 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: No No NaNina (No Red Sox Fans, whaaaat???)

<<NO!!!! Red Sox fans allowed at this show.>>

Well, that just bites.

Message: 36330 Posted: Thu Oct 28 16:41:36 2004 By: Anita
Subject: More gigs

Erin has more shows; these are in Texas and Ontario, Canada.

Message: 36329 Posted: Thu Oct 28 13:24:09 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: Last Unicorn T-Shirts

Nina, that private show next month you and a few others have been curious about, well I found out that there is to be NO!!!! Red Sox fans aloud at this show. Sorry.

Message: 36328 Posted: Thu Oct 28 12:30:00 2004 By: Nina
Subject: Last Unicorn T-Shirts

By the way, I forgot to mention that this past week-end I was thumbing through a mail-order catalog featuring lots of retro T-shits and noticed a couple with graphics from "The Last Unicorn" animated movie. Of course, one size DOES NOT fit all, so I'M not in the market for one, but thought there might be interest out there amongst "America" fans. I'm still at school, so I don't have the catalog name with me, but will post website address and info. IF any interest is shown? There is a black t-shirt with the red bull, a pink one with 2 unicorns and a rainbow, and a blue one with profiles of both the last unicorn and the female that the magician turns the unicorn into. SIzes were listed as something like: Junior s,m,l,x-lg.

P.S. Kelly, I know for a fact that Gerry and Dewey do sometimes check in to see what's brewing on our chat folder. In past conversations with them I've found that they are really quite informed about the goings on here!

Message: 36327 Posted: Thu Oct 28 10:26:54 2004 By: tiger
Subject: this chatroom

Hi Steve,

I've been curious about something. Does Dewey and Gerry actually read these entries from this chatroom, or do you screen them? That's probably one question I never asked you before, but wanted to know!

Thanks! Kelly (tiger)

Message: 36326 Posted: Thu Oct 28 10:03:41 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Hi, Nina!

Nina, you know what "they" (whoever THEY are)say: "With age comes tolerance, patience and resolve.

Kelly (tiger)

Message: 36325 Posted: Thu Oct 28 08:11:11 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Dan Peek Unplugged

With all this recent talk about Dan Peek, Howard Lieboff has decided to make available a 2 disc set that he created several years ago titled "Dan Peek Unplugged". Disc One has 17 songs from a 1986 live performance at Brassy's in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Disc Two has 9 songs from a 1987 Missouri show, 3 tracks from a 1987 Nashville show, 4 tracks from "Light Of The World", and several interviews plus many other songs. Click here to see the complete track list.

Howie says that he'll charge a cheap fee for the set (basically to cover his expenses). You can write to him at to get more information.

Message: 36324 Posted: Thu Oct 28 07:45:15 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Our Kind Of Soul


Reading your message about Hall and Oates' "Our Kind Of Soul" CD, I noticed that they were doing a cover of the Gladys Knight and The Pips 1973 US#2 "Neither One Of Us (Wants To To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" hit. What a great, great song. I bought "The Big Chill Era" CD just for that track. The playlist is fantastic but this track is the standout. Do they still sing that song? In Australia they gave it good airplay and then it just disappeared. I haven't heard if for years. As The New York Times called them - "pop music's number one singing duo" - a worthy recognition. Thanks.

We were lucky enough, through sheer perseverance, to get our tickets for the Brian Wilson "Smile" concert to be held on the 30 November at the Sydney Opera House. I bought the "Smile" CD (which is a single disc) and it has to be the dearest in Sydney. Normal prices for new releases here are about $20 to $26 - "Smile" cost $37 but as we are going to the concert, at least we will know the songs. Actually it's quite good.

I also received a batch of CDs from Amazon today which included Dan Peek's "Guitar Man" and "Bodden Town". Played them and they sound great. The start of "Bodden" reminds me a bit like Eric Clapton's "Lay Down Sally" and a couple of tracks remind me in a roundabout way of Neil Young's "Harvest"/"Heart of Gold" style and easy manner. In "Guitar Man" I feel it's a completely different album, more akin to a Mark Knopfler drive to it, just great. Both different to "All Things Are Possible" (which is still one of my all time favourite albums). Can't wait for "Fly With Eagles" and "Doer Of The Word" then onto "Peace".
Steve O...I noticed that "Bodden Town" was recorded at "The Orchard".

You know with artists like Dan, America etc, because they have pride in their work, when you buy their products, mostly on trust, sight unseen and sound unheard, that they are not going to disappoint you.

The one artist that really makes me smile when I see his CDs/LPs - always smiling, always tanned and adventure in his eyes - JIMMY BUFFETT - what a life! "Chew a little Juicyfruit - wash away the night" He's got a new CD out.


For you Ol Folk out there, you might remember these other Cds I got.
Wayne Fontana and The Mindmenders - Greatest Hits (Pamela,Pamela..)
The British Invasion Box Set - Hedgehoppers Anonymous/"It's Good News Week"; Zombies/"Tell Her No"; Chad & Jeremy/"Yesterday's Gone" and 43 others........seems just like yesterday.

Message: 36323 Posted: Thu Oct 28 07:05:58 2004 By: Pete
Subject: Re: OT: Babe WHO? RED SOX RULE!

Congratulations Red Sox Fans. I'm NY Yankee Fan but my hats off to you fans, you earn it, eight in a row, what can you say.

Message: 36322 Posted: Thu Oct 28 06:23:35 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 28, 2004

68 years ago - Charlie Daniels is born. (1936)

48 years ago - Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on Ed Sullivan's show and does "Don't Be Cruel," Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog," and "Love Me." (1956)

43 years ago - A customer asks Liverpool record store clerk Brian Epstein for a copy of "My Bonnie" by a local group. Curious, he searches out, finds and becomes manager for the local group, which happens to be The Beatles. (1961)

32 years ago - Philly pop-soul balladeer Billy Paul makes the soul charts with the biggest hit of his career, "Me and Mrs. Jones." It will be Number One for four weeks and it is in the top spot on the pop chart for three weeks. (1972)

32 years ago - The United States Council for World Affairs announces that it's adopting the Who song, "Join Together" as its official theme. (1972)

27 years ago - "Nevermind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols" LP is released in America. (1977)


Steely Dan - MY OLD SCHOOL

I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes
When you put me on the Wolverine
Up to Annandale
It was still September
When your daddy was quite surprised
To find you with the working girls
In the county jail
I was smoking with the boys upstairs
When I heard about the whole affair
I said oh no
William and Mary won't do

Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I'm never going back
To my old school

Oleanders growing outside her door
Soon they're gonna be in bloom
Up in Annandale
I can't stand her
Doing what she did before
Living like a gypsy queen
In a fairy tale
Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won't do


California tumbles into the sea
That'll be the day I go
Back to Annandale
Tried to warn you
About Chino and Daddy Gee
But I can't seem to get to you
Through the U.S. Mail
Well I hear the whistle but I can't go
I'm gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won't do



This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High
School (California) Staff voted unanimously to record
on their school telephone answering machine. This came
about because they implemented a policy requiring
students and parents to be responsible for their
children's absences and missing homework.

The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their
children's failing grades changed to passing grades
even though those children were absent 15-30 times
during the semester and did not complete enough school
work to pass their classes.

This is the actual answering machine message for the school:

"Hello! You have reached the automated answering
service of your school. In order to assist you in
connecting the right staff member, please listen to
all your options before making a selection:
"To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1
"To make excuses for why your child did not do his
work- Press 2
"To complain about what we do - Press 3
"To swear at staff members - Press 4
"To ask why you didn't get information that was
already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers
mailed to you - Press 5
"If you want us to raise your child - Press 6
"If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit
someone - Press 7
"To request another teacher for the third time this
year- Press 8
"To complain about bus transportation - Press 9
"To complain about school lunches - Press 0
"If you realize this is the real world and your child
must be accountable and responsible for his/her own
behavior, class work, homework, and that it's not the
teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort:
Hang up and have a nice day!"


Beauty is Only Skin Deep, but Ugly Goes Clear to the Bone


Congrats to the Red Sox......

Red Oak

Message: 36321 Posted: Thu Oct 28 06:12:27 2004 By: Nina
Subject: OT: Babe WHO? RED SOX RULE!

As you can imagine, in New England we were ALL up until midnight last night watching our beloved Red Sox sweep the Cardinals and WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!! FINALLY! (Thanks, tiger, for being a good sport!) As I watched the faces of the St.Louis fans I MORE THAN understood how they were feeling last night, as we've LIVED it over and over again for over 80 yrs.! None of us could even BREATHE until the last out...THAT'S how superstitious we are! AND a lunar eclipse to top it all off? Spooky! Even in my small town, horns were honking and bells were ringing until way after midnight! My poor 8th graders had to take one of those standardized "fill-in-the-bubble" tests this morning at 7:30 AM and I couldn't apologize to them enough!!! They all feel the state should give us the day off! (Hey, I'm all for that!)

Today, all things are right with the world! The only thing that could make it better would be an America concert in my future...and I don't see one UNLESS a limo shows up to take me to the private Uncasville show????!

Message: 36320 Posted: Thu Oct 28 01:57:41 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: I got PEACE!

Unfortunately living in Australia, we can't take advantage of Dan's sale which is a bit sad

I didn't like Tales but i just received PEACE and that's the Dan peek I remember

Any idea how we in Australia can get other cds unavailable at Amazon?

Message: 36319 Posted: Thu Oct 28 01:53:38 2004 By: thommo
Subject: red sox?

Having seen a news report here in Australia about the red sox, I now understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know who they were, however I am not totally ignorant of American Sport as I like to know how the Packers are travelling in the Football season

80 odd years must have been painful

However if you follow football in Australia I gather it would be like supporting the Sharks - made the Grand Final a few times but not quite winning ever

Hope you all enjoy the celebrations


Message: 36318 Posted: Wed Oct 27 21:13:45 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Congrats to Nina (and Moser) from tiger

in honor of my mom wtg sox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message: 36317 Posted: Wed Oct 27 21:01:22 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Never Found The Time

Jen i love the song that boy!!!!

Message: 36316 Posted: Wed Oct 27 21:00:19 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: hello does anyone know when the new dvd......

i work at media play which is a sam goody musicland store we dont tell them what to order corporate orders it

Message: 36315 Posted: Wed Oct 27 20:18:41 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Congrats to Nina (and Moser) from tiger

I should feel really rotten the Red Sox won the Series, strangely, I'm not! Anyone who's been waiting since 1918 to win the World Series really DOES deserve the coveted award!

Sincerely, a St. Louis Cardinals fan

Kelly (tiger)

Message: 36314 Posted: Wed Oct 27 20:11:33 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Vow Of Silence Broken


Red Sox Rule!!!!!

Message: 36313 Posted: Wed Oct 27 17:56:50 2004 By: Brad
Subject: Re: Clarification on Peek's solo works

The Best of Dan Peek came out on thru the Benson Company , and has never come out on CD , except for the copies of Electro Voice and Crossover which Dan was really nice and made copies of.


Message: 36312 Posted: Wed Oct 27 17:39:17 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Fantabulous Night for a Lunar Eclipse!

Hey Hooooo Everyone ~~~ Be sure and take in some of the Moon's Magic tonight.... Wow Mr Moon is performing right this moment here... gotta get... I have a perfect view from my swing on our front deck... see ya all later, Nancy :)

Message: 36311 Posted: Wed Oct 27 10:12:12 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Nina, you-know-who again!

Well, what's going to happen AFTER the World Series? If you're a football fan, I'm curious about your favorite team. I'm partial to the KC Chiefs. They still have potential this year!

Kelly (tiger)

Message: 36310 Posted: Wed Oct 27 10:09:07 2004 By: tiger
Subject:'s me again, the tiger!

I'm getting this awful, sinking feeling about the Series. Don't celebrate yet, I haven't admitted defeat! The Cards DO need to pull a rabbit out of their baseball caps in order to pull this one off! Maybe what they really need is Dewey and Gerry singing "You Can Do Magic" to them, and just maybe...


Message: 36309 Posted: Wed Oct 27 08:53:20 2004 By: Rich
Subject: Re: Keswick Setlist?

Thanks Anita...

Message: 36308 Posted: Wed Oct 27 07:46:19 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: hello does anyone know when the new dvd......

"Nettie, I haven't heard when the DVD will be available in the U.S. but I know it will help if you contact your local music store and tell them that you want it (the squeaky wheel gets the grease).


Good idea, Steve! I've got my daughter, sister, mom, and whole extended family calling ;>)

Message: 36307 Posted: Wed Oct 27 06:53:25 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Peace - Who Sings What

I received the following message from Brian Gentry this morning:


On Stronger it is yours truly. Ken wrote more and features his lead vocal on Mercy disc with... World Stops Spinning; Lonely Dreamer; Time Waits. Unlike AMERICA, he and I share almost everything down the middle, in the spirit of the Lennon/McCartney formula. Although I am generally the bulk writer, Ken writes a great song and has a unique lead vocal that some have said has an uncanny resemblence to Bob Welch. Dan and I are Ken's biggest fans! ha!!!


Message: 36306 Posted: Wed Oct 27 06:30:38 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 27, 2004

55 years ago - E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent is born. (1949)

48 years ago - R&B singer Clarence Henry's "Ain't Got No Home" is put out by Argo Records. It's Henry's first hit and because he sings like a frog on it, he earns the nickname "Frogman." (1956)

46 years ago - Duran Duran lead singer Simon LeBon is born. (1958)

44 years ago - Ben E. King, former Drifters lead singer, records his first solo sides, "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me," at Atlantic Records. "Spanish Harlem" peaks at #10 on the pop chart in January 1961. "Stand by Me" is Number One on the R&B charts and #4 on the pop chart. (1960)

41 years ago - Peter, Paul & Mary, the folksinging trio who along with Joan Baez, have introduced songwriters like Bob Dylan to mainstream audiences, hold the top two positions on the pop album chart with "In the Win" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." (1963)

40 years ago - The Supremes release "Come See About Me" is released. (1964)

37 years ago - Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland is born. (1967)

29 years ago - Bruce Springsteen simultaneously makes the cover of Time and Newsweek, a move which reportedly embarrasses the two newsweeklies and contributes to growing charges of hype associated with the singer's breakthrough. (1975)

9 years ago - Singer Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. She was the first pop star to receive a call from the Pope to perform. (1995)

8 years ago - Bruce Springsteen plays at a rally at the Federal Building in Westwood to defeat ballot Proposition 209 - a ballot called the California Civil Rights Initative - which would put an end to Affirmative Action. (1996)


Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Every now and then I get a little bit lonely
and you're never coming round.
Every now and then I get a little bit tired
of listening to the sound of my tears.
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
that the best of all the years have gone by.
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
and then I see the look in your eyes.
Every now and then I fall apart.
Every now and then I fall apart.

Every now and then I get a little bit restless
and I dream of something wild.
Every now and then I get a little bit helpless
and I'm lying like a child in your arms.
Every now and then I get a little bit angry
and I know I've got to get out and cry.
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
but then I see the look in your eyes.
Every now and then I fall apart.
Every now and then I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight
and I need you more than ever
and if you only hold me tight
we'll be holding on forever.
And we'll only be making it right
'cause we'll never be wrong.
Together we can take it to the end of the line.
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time.
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark.
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.
I really need you tonight,
forever's gonna start tonight,
forever's gonna start tonight.

Once upon a time I was falling in love
but now I'm only falling apart.
There's nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart.
Once upon a time there was light in my life
but now there's only love in the dark.
Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart.


Every now and then I know you'll never be the boy
you always wanted to be.
But every now and then I know you'll always be
the only boy who wanted me the way that I am.
Every now and then I know there's no one in the universe
as magical and wondrous as you.
Every now and then I know there's nothing any better,
there's nothing that I just wouldn't do.
Every now and then I fall apart.
Every now and then I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight...

Once upon a time I was...

A total eclipse of the heart, a total eclipse of the heart.
Turn around, bright eyes,
Turn around, bright eyes, turn around.


A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children.

"You all have obsessions," he observed.

To the first mother, he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You've even named your daughter Candy.

He turned to the second Mom. "Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."

He turned to the third Mom. "Your obsession is alcohol. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Brandy."

At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered "Come on, Dick, let's go."


HHD all..............

They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin Out

Red Oak

Message: 36305 Posted: Wed Oct 27 06:22:19 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: I got PEACE!

Brother Mac ~ PEACE brother PEACE! "Under The Mercy" is an excellent CD. I think if I had to recommend only one PEACE CD, it would be "Under The Mercy". It will not disappoint. Plus, it contains Dan's song, "On The Wings Of Eagles" as well as another song with Dan on lead vocals.

Message: 36304 Posted: Wed Oct 27 05:49:10 2004 By: CJ
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul

OK, gotta say that I'm thrilled to see a little H & O discussion here as I follow both America and H & O. I had the chance to preview the album over the weekend and I gotta say, it's just excellent! I'm not really one for covers but this one is something I've been waiting for for a long time. Did a listening party with some friends last night - too much fun! The original stuff is just the best and the covers are done really well - there's a Track by Track done by Daryl in the jacket - the thought process behind inclusion of each song on the album, an excellent touch. I do love I'm Still in Love With You, I'll Be Around and Gladys Knight ought to be on her knees hearing Daryl do Neither One of Us. Rock Steady flat out rocks!

OK, that's enough - just happy to see both of my habits in one place. . .

Chris - Cleveland

Message: 36303 Posted: Wed Oct 27 05:26:38 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Keswick Setlist?

Rich, here it is:

Ventura Highway
You Can Do Magic
Don't Cross The River
The Last Unicorn
Daisy Jane
Three Roses
I Need You
Nowhere Man
Tin Man
The Border
Woman Tonight
California Dreamin'
Lonely People
Never Be Lonely

Message: 36302 Posted: Wed Oct 27 03:24:14 2004 By: StuartMac
Subject: I got PEACE!

As a long time fan of Peace it is great to finally see some well deserved discussion about these guys. Thanks to Yahoo, and this chat folder, I finally found out where to buy Peace CD's. Today I received my order for "Under The Mercy", which completed my Peace CD collection. I just wanted to let you guys know that Peace CD's are on sale at . I used the "Super Sale" link on Dan's main webpage. Hear me now, and thank me later!

Message: 36301 Posted: Tue Oct 26 22:23:05 2004 By: Rich
Subject: Keswick Setlist?

Does anyone have the setlist for 10/24 at the Keswick Theatre?

Message: 36300 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:49:48 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul (Mark M)

Mark ~ I'm sure I'll enjoy H&O's new CD a lot. I've been a fan of theirs for a long time. I especially like hearing cover songs performed by my favorite artists.

Didn't mean to dominate the folder tonight so I'll give it a rest now... for tonight, that is. : )

Message: 36299 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:43:23 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Peace (SteveL & Jenna)

Thanks, Steve, on both measures. Like Joe Doyle's instrumental cover of "Amber Cascades", I'm not able to hear PEACE's cover of "NFTT" on my computer. Both cover songs, I have absolutely no doubt, are excellent.

Jenna ~ I didn't know that "This Boy" on Dan's "Bodden Town" was a PEACE piece <--- (hee, hee). I thought it was all Dan. It's a great cover! I'd love to hear a full CD of PEACE covering Dan's AMERICA songs. That would be incredible just knowing from the 3 PEACE CDs that I have and the great job in harmonizing they do as KevinS so accurately pointed out in a previous post.

Message: 36298 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:43:20 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Peace (SteveL & Jenna)

Thanks, Steve, on both measures. Like Joe Doyle's instrumental cover of "Amber Cascades", I'm not able to hear PEACE's cover of "NFTT" on my computer. Both cover songs, I have absolutely no doubt, are excellent.

Jenna ~ I didn't know that "This Boy" on Dan's "Bodden Town" was a PEACE piece <--- (hee, hee). I thought it was all Dan. It's a great cover! I'd love to hear a full CD of PEACE covering Dan's AMERICA songs. That would be incredible just knowing from the 3 PEACE CDs that I have and the great job in harmonizing they do as KevinS so accurately pointed out in a previous post.

Message: 36297 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:34:12 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul

If you like "Hall and Oates" you will love this cd. There are one or two songs on it that I really like the original better....but, for others, they have done a great job.
If someone chided you because "Hall and Oates" are "a group whose time has come and gone"....they need to listen to this cd. Daryl Halls voice has never sounded stronger.
Mark M

Message: 36296 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:31:05 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Peace

The "Never Found The Time" cover was something that was done on a whim in the recording studio and is not on any Peace CD. It was burned onto a CD and sent to me by Ken.

I should know who sings the majority of the vocals on "Under The Mercy" but I don't. I'll check with Ken and see if I can find out.

Message: 36295 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:12:49 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Peace

Thanks, SteveL, for informing me which person is Ken Marvin and which is Brian Gentry. Another question: Is PEACE's cover of "Never Found The Time" from a particular PEACE CD?

Now, can anyone tell me which of the two guys sings the majority of the lead vocals on "Under The Mercy" and which on the majority of "Stronger Than You Know" CDs?

By the way, everyone, neither of the two above mentioned PEACE CDs is overtly Christian. The same with their self-titled CD. If you didn't know better, you'd probably think the songs were mainstream (secular)... at least in my opinion.

Message: 36294 Posted: Tue Oct 26 20:03:04 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul

<<And whoever dogged you out about liking Hall & Oates oughta hide their head in the sand.>>

Actually, SteveO, that person had their head in the sand from the start.

Message: 36293 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:55:36 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul

The new Hall & Oates CD is a very good collection of cover songs along with 3 originals. I had my copy yesterday and after two listens I'm very impressed. I thought the remake of the Spinners hit "I'll be around" was very well done,but as a big lover of R&B,I like some of the other versions like "You are Everything"(The Stylistics),"I'm still in love with you"(Al Green) and "Ooh Child"(Five Stairsteps).
And whoever dogged you out about liking Hall & Oates oughta hide their head in the sand. They've been the #1 duo of the Rock era since the late 80's! And thats certainly no knock to Gerry and Dewey,who saw their greatest successes as a trio.

Message: 36292 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:51:11 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Clarification on Peek's solo works

Meant to say that while Dan's works on the "Light of the World" tape are pleasant enough,that stuff is strictly for diehards and completists. The Best of his solo stuff can be found on the tape--if you can find it--called "The Best of Dan Peek." Otherwise,seek out those first four solo LP's and you can't go wrong.

Message: 36291 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:50:14 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Our kind of soul

Mark ~ I plan to purchase a copy of H&O's new CD. I have yet to hear on the local radio a single song from the new release although I know a song from that CD is doing really very well on the charts.

H&O is scheduled to perform tomorrow on both the Tony Danza Show as well as on the John McEnroe Show.

I seem to recall someone here not too, too long ago chided me for being a fan of H&O... a fan of "a group whose time has come and gone" or something to that effect. Go figure.

Message: 36290 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:49:49 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Way Off Topic - Eagle Scout Project

As some of you are aware, I'm a scoutmaster and one of my scouts is doing an Eagle project that you may be able to help with. Here's a mail message I received from him tonight:

My name is Wes Christensen. I am doing my Eagle Project and need your help. We are decorating a Christmas tree to donate to a local hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah called Primary Children's Hospital. This hospital specializes in helping children with all types of diseases and disabilities. We would like to decorate the tree with various scout patches from around the world. If you have a scout patch you would be willing to donate and/or know someone else who does, please send the patch to the following address.

BSA Pride Worldwide
881 W. State Street #140-104
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062-2131

Make sure to include a note about yourself and where you are from to be included in a scrapbook. All patches must be mailed by November 20th, 2004 so I can make sure that your patch gets on our tree! If you would like a picture of the completed tree, please make sure to include your e-mail address.

***** PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE to all of your friends and relatives anywhere in the world - we would love to completely cover this tree with beautiful patches for the children.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!


Message: 36289 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:42:49 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Dan Peek's "Light Of The World" LP

There's been some discussion here over a Dan Peek LP/tape that I might be able to shed some light on(no pun intended!). Back in the early 90's I had a pre-recorded cassette called "Light Of The World." The Artist billing read "Marvin & Gentry with Dan Peek."
Dan had 4 songs on it called "Living Water","Blessed Are The Children","Holy Redeemer" and "Child Of Israel." I no longer have that tape,but I still have the songs on a CD. I believe it was Dan's first recorded works with the other two. I never saw it on anything other than a pre-recorded tape. Ditto for another collection,"The Best of Dan Peek" which combined the works of his first 4 solo Christian-themed albums onto one tape. While the songs are pleasant enough,I'd say its strictly for diehards and completists.

Message: 36288 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:42:48 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Peace

Johnny, the cassette that you bid on is the one that I have. It's actually Gentry that has the headphones on, not Peek.

On the "Under The Mercy" CD Gentry is on the left and Marvin is on the right (Gentry wears the prescription glasses). I hope I'm remembering that correctly. I'm sure Ken will let me know if I'm wrong (LOL)!

Message: 36287 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:33:22 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Peace

I found the cassette tape. It's called "Light Of The World" and was released in 1989. It was produced by Marvin & Gentry and Dan Peek. Here are the songs:

Living Water - Dan Peek & Brian White
Light Of The World - Marvin & Gentry
This Man - Marvin & Gentry
Son Of Man - Marvin & Gentry
Blessed Are The Children - Dan Peek & Glenn Garrett
Holy Redeemer - Ray Braun
Child Of Israel - Dan Peek, Marvin & Gentry
It Takes A Lotta Love - Ken Marvin, Brian Gentry & David Parnell
Fruit Of My Hands - Marvin & Gentry

As you can tell from the song titles, it's basically a Christian album.

Message: 36286 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:31:15 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Our kind of soul

I had to buy the new "Hall and Oates" cd tonight, as it just came out today. "Our kind of soul"
I have only heard part of it, is a great cd !! The best "Hall and Oates" I have heard. (Just one mans opinion)
They have truly done an amazing job with these cover songs !
Mark M

Message: 36285 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:24:58 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: Never Found The Time

Steve, Thanks for making it available. Great version! I needed a break from working late but unfortunately, my speakers aren't working too well and seem to be on the blink so I'll have to try another pc. Dan and Peace also do a great rendition of the Beatles "This boy" too.


Message: 36284 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:21:36 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: hello does anyone know when the new dvd......

Nettie, I haven't heard when the DVD will be available in the U.S. but I know it will help if you contact your local music store and tell them that you want it (the squeaky wheel gets the grease).


Message: 36283 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:13:10 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

Thanks, that was an inresting bit on Bill !! What does Rob know anyway ?? lol
I have visited the "Bill Mummy" web site, and he does seem to have some intresting albums.
Mark M

Message: 36282 Posted: Tue Oct 26 19:12:37 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Peace

SteveL said: "I know I have a cassette tape that has some songs by Marvin & Gentry and that may have some Peek material on it, too."

Before I had rec'd the PEACE CDs from Dan, I had bid on a cassette offered on eBay that was by Dan, Ken and Brian. The cassette photo, I remember, was white with Dan on the left and Brian and Ken next to him. Dan seemed to be wearing headphones or so it looked like in the eBay photo. The cover had some purple and yellow 80s style graphic designs on it that reminded me somewhat of confetti. I lost the bid, unfortunately.

For those that may know, which person is Brian Gentry and which is Ken Marvin on the front cover of "Under The Mercy"? Also, it sounds to me that one of the two does most of the lead singing on "Stronger Than You Know" and the other of the two does most of the lead singing on "Under The Mercy". Who is who on these two wonderful CDs?

Message: 36281 Posted: Tue Oct 26 18:52:04 2004 By: nettie
Subject: hello does anyone know when the new dvd......

Hello all does anyone have a date on the new dvd? i am patiently awaiting its arrival , i can deffinatey help on the distribution!!!!
Annette aka Nettie

Message: 36280 Posted: Tue Oct 26 16:02:41 2004 By: Brad
Subject: Re: Bill Mumy

I got a Generators cd which is Bill Mumy's group . The Greenhouse song on it miguel ferer sings lead on it. It is a good cd . I think it is called Hitting the Silk. Reminds me of Firefall or Poco .

Cheers, Brad

Message: 36279 Posted: Tue Oct 26 15:36:45 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Bill Mumy

Bill's website is It appears you can hear some of the songs, but as I am in the cubefarm I cannot test that out.

Let me know what you think.

Message: 36278 Posted: Tue Oct 26 11:51:37 2004 By: Nina
Subject: To Kelly...Take me out to the ball game!

Hi Kelly! I would NEVER say "I told you so..." BUT, seeing you brought it up... the Red Sox DO have a 2 game lead over your beloved Cardinals! Perhaps you'd like to jump ship before it sinks?????? can you NOT love a team of players who refer to themselves as IDIOTS?!?!

Message: 36277 Posted: Tue Oct 26 11:07:46 2004 By: Kristal
Subject: Re: Keswick

Just a note to add... America rocked at Keswick! We had a wonderful time!

If America was tired you certainly could not tell. They pulled out 100% and gave us a perfect show (as usual). They even had an autograph session afterwards. These guys are the best!! Gerry, Dewey, Michael, Richard and Will – you guys never disappoint. And Jeff has made a wonderful addition to this awesome group. And of course we can’t forget the hardest working girl in show biz, Erin Edwards! Aka – cracker Jack!

It was great to meet up with Julie, Anita, Kade and her cute little daughter Lauren. And I can’t forget my favorite Jersey family. Koo-doos for their recognition of being a complete “America” family, mom and all!

What a great ending to our 2004 concert series! What will 2005 bring to Pa??


Message: 36276 Posted: Tue Oct 26 10:46:28 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Peace

I believe you're right, Howie. I'm also at work so I'm doing this all from memory. When I get home I can check what I've got, too. I know I have a cassette tape that has some songs by Marvin & Gentry and that may have some Peek material on it, too. Let us know what you find out.

Message: 36275 Posted: Tue Oct 26 10:24:44 2004 By: Howard Lieboff
Subject: Re: Peace

Also, Peek, Marvin and Gentry also made an album in which
Dan did about 4 songs. Right now, I can't think of the name of
it. I think it was released in 1986-87, somewhere along those years.
When I get home, I'll look at it.

Message: 36274 Posted: Tue Oct 26 09:33:06 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: Just Me & My Tuesday Here & There Ramblins!

Hey there, Nancy,

FINALLY, someone besides me is a Cardinals fan!! Truthfully, my first loyality lies with the KC Royals, but they suck this year. I remember 1985, what a GREAT year! It was the "I-70" World Series: St.
Louis Cards vs. KC Royals. Royals won the Series that year, but guess what song they were playing in between the innings? America's "You Can Do Magic!"

Kelly (tiger)

Message: 36273 Posted: Tue Oct 26 08:19:40 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Just Me & My Tuesday Here & There Ramblins!

Hi deeee hoooo Everyone :) ~~ An Ooooooh sooo Foggy ~ Groggy Morning here! A little bit of this & that playing here. I am here Lipsyncing to Restless's upbeat version of Horse With No Name, yep my fingers have a touch of "acid reflux" :) LOL!!! ~~ Hmmm Just wonderin how many of You were able to stay awake for the Radio Music Awards Show on NBC last night... I sure couldn't make it to see Janet Jackson ~Darn ~ Booohooo ~~Bummer ~ I did want to see what she would sing and would say.... On friday afternoon as I drove downtown with Laura & Nathan, I had my Complete Greatest Hits of AMERICA cd in and my daughter said I want to listen to the radio...sooo she switched to one of her favorite channels,and just beginning was that oooh soo familiar guitar strummin and it was the Ventura Hwy intro to Janet Jackson's "Some to Call My Lover" song... I looked at Laura & smiled and said see AMERICA's music is Everywhere! :) Ooh just to mention my fri ~sat~sun jams consisted of AMERICA's Complete Greatest Hits, James Taylors ~ October Rain, Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind~Greatest Hits" I hit the replay button on his song "Words Of Wisdom" alot. I also Hit the replay button on my Sarah McLachlan "Afterglow" songs. :) I heard some rarities on the Sirius music channels too! :)

Hi there Maggie Dickey ~~ I really enjoyed checking out the neat newspaper pic you sent to Steve L to share with Us. By the looks of the Nice Smiles seen on Willie's, David's, Dewey's & Willis Allen Ramsey, this had to be a Fun Memory Keepsake Moment! Thanks for sharing it with us! :) ~~I gave a listen to Willis's version of Muskrat Candlelight just to get the feel of this happenin!

Yeppers Gerry the Views from your Hotel window pics this past weekend looked much like the View from just about anywhere here in PA. The green, green grass is covered by a Blanket of Red, Yellow, Orange & Brown leaves. I also enjoy seeing the Yellow, Purple, Reddish Brown Mums that fit into this nice time of the year landscape. The VFTHW pic in Kentucky reminded me of one of those Eye Maze's found in the Comic section, hmmmm when I look into this Brick wall and pull away, I am seeing a bunch of Stick Men Figures holding hands,and also I could kinda see Circles with the Peace sign in them.. LOL ~~~Oooh my Mind sure can ramble on just like my fingers huh!!!! hahahaha! :) I hope you guys are getting rested up some, you sure have had a back to back schedule lately! ~~ Thanks for all of your Dedication! :)

Thanks Cfhere, craig, Kade,Nancy M, Anita,LindaS, DavidO,cc whitney & anyone else that came and shared a Little about the shows over the weekend. I am Sure You all are still enjoying a Cloud 9 high...:)

Yooooohoooooo Speechwriter ~~Are U out there, did you and your Mrs Head to the Keswick show?????? :)

Thanks Bluey & Cheryl for enjoying my ramblins! Cheers! :)

Hey there Red~ You had me cracking up,when I read your Chuck Berry song lyrics... geeze that song took me back a lonnnnnng way... thanks for hitting the replay button on some rarities in your All Around Posts lately. I am here Enjoying them Alot!!!! :);)

Hmmmn Kelly(tiger) Nina & Dan C ~~I will have to give my Chant and Cheer of Support to The Cardinals, hmmm I don't have anything against the Red Sox, it's just that Red Birds are a fave of mine :) :) :)

Mark (Interesting Wonderin you had there), Rob, Kevin & Warren ~~ I enjoyed reading your posts about the George Martin produced AMERICA albums.I will have to get each of these albums out and hit the replay... I can remember my first time listening to the Holiday album...I thought WOW this is soooo Different Sounding, but it kinda took hold of me fast and I liked the variety found in each song... :) Hmmm speaking of George Martin, Red did you know that he produced an early day Little River Band album, a mutual friend of ours Jim Kelly shared this info with me, I believe it was their "Live Exposure album from 1981... Pretty neat huh! :)

Mark M & Johnny ~~ Regarding PEACE's songs ~~ I am really enjoying getting to listen to them alot.. upon seeing Red's Lyric's the other day for The Turtle's "Turn Turn Turn" it made me hit the replay button on Ken & Brian's version of this on their Under The Mercy CD.. they did an Awesome Job on it for sure... Mark you should got to Dan's site and you can check out the PEACE songs there.

Well I best go for now, I have lots to get done here, something about the days of Autumn, they always bring a Hankerin for me to Listen to Dan Fogelbergs songs... specially his Scarecrow's Dream, To The Morning, Promises Made, Gypsy Wind and of course I love to hit the replay button on Place in the World for a Gambler ~Nice song :)

Have a good day all ~ Take Care ~ See ya, Nancy :)

~~~~ I Love You from the Bottom of my pencil case, I love you in the songs that I let my fingers sing... I Love You Because you put me in my rightful place... ~~~ I love to write about, the Twinkle on your face, and I love you till my Fingertips run dry~~~ Just a having some fun with this neat song by "Beautiful South" called "Song For Whoever" ~~Oooh wow listening to this song, sure has stirred up some Happy Memories! ~~Okay all done here, and on my winamp playlist next is Beckley Lamn & Wilson singing "TODAY" sing it for me Gerry, Robert & Carl :):) :)

Message: 36272 Posted: Tue Oct 26 07:46:02 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Never Found The Time

Click here to listen/download the "Never Found The Time" cover by Marvin & Gentry. It will be available for about a week.

Message: 36271 Posted: Tue Oct 26 07:42:19 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Peace

I have been corresponding with Brian Gentry and Ken (and Jessica) Marvin for quite some time now. They are extremely cordial as well as being very talented. I think I have most, if not all, of their recordings, and I believe that most of you will enjoy listening to them.

Their first Peace album was titled "Stronger Than You Know" and it came out in 1994. It was produced by Peace and Dan Peek and most of the songs were written by Marvin and Gentry. Dan helped out with 3 of the songs, "Crazy Over You", "Long Way Home", and "True Love".

Their second album was self titled and it came out in 1997. At that time Dan was part of Peace and he wrote 8 of the 13 songs with the other 5 being penned by Marvin and Gentry.

In 2000 Peace was back to a duo and they released "Under The Mercy". It was produced by Dan Peek and Peace and included one Dan Peek composition, "On Wings Of Eagles".

Another release under the name Marvin & Gentry was "Violence of Love" which has a Christian flavor to it (as do many of the Peace songs). I don't remember the exact year that it was released but it has some great songs on it including a couple of bonus tracks that were taken from "Under The Mercy".

One really cool song that was sent to me recently was a cover of "Never Found The Time". I'll have to see if I can upload it to the chat folder for a week or so, so that you can all hear it.

I've enjoyed listening to Marvin, Gentry, and Peace over the years and would definitely recommend their CD's to everyone here.


Message: 36270 Posted: Tue Oct 26 06:30:42 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 26, 2004

45 years ago - The Everly Brothers announce that they're thinking of leaving their record label, Cadence, and are talking with RCA and Warner Brothers. (1959)

39 years ago - The Beatles are awarded the prestigious MBE (Member of the British Empire) medal. (1965)

36 years ago - Legendary disc jockey Murray the K returns to WMCA, the New York City radio station where he began his broadcasting career in the early fifties. (1968)

33 years ago - The first of ten Top Twenty hits for soul singer Al Green, "Tired of Being Alone, goes gold. (1971)

29 years ago - Playing for the second day in a row at Dodger Stadium, Elton John (the first rocker to play the ballpark since the Beatles in 1966) finishes up yet another SRO American tour. The bespectacled John takes the stage in a sequined Dodger uniform. (1975)

28 years ago - Walter Murphy's Big Apple Band earns a gold record for its debut album, "A Fifth of Beethoven," which features the title single, a disco treatment of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony that hit Number One. (1976)

26 years ago - The Police play their first U.S. show at Boston's Rat Club. (1978)

24 years ago - The Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner suffers a brain hemorrhage during a recording session. He spends 15 days in a Los Angeles hospital and is as good as new. (1980)

23 years ago - Queen and David Bowie record "Under Pressure" in Montreaux, Switzerland. (1981)

12 years ago - Pearl Jam sets a first week sales record by selling 950,000 copies of the "Vs." LP. The record is broken in 1998 by Garth Brooks and in 1999 by the Backstreet Boys. (1992)

12 years ago - John Fogerty and wife Julie have a son...Tyler Jackson. (1992)

11 years ago - Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico open their doors for the night and urges residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest Madonna's first concert there. (1993)


Firefall - Strange Way

Didn't I hear you cry this mornin
didn't I feel you weep
Teardrops falling down on me
Like rivers in my sleep

In my dream of laughter
You came creeping with your tears
Telling me your sorrow
In the trace ends of your tears

That's a strange way to tell me you love me
When your sorrow is all I can see
If you just want to cry to somebody
Don't cry to me
No don't cry to me

Didn't I hear your voice this morning
Didn't you call my name
I heard you whisper softly
But the words were never plain
And in your dream of darkness
I came shinin like a sun
Waiting for the laughter
But the last I never caught
(Repeat Chorus)

Didn't you feel alone this mornin
didn't you need a friend
And in your darkest hour
You came runnin back again

In my dream of laughter
You came creeping with your tears
Telling me your sorrow
In the trace end of your tears

That's a strange way to tell me you love me
When your sorrow is all I can see
If you just want to cry to somebody
Don't cry to me
No don't cry to me
Don't cry to me
Don't cry to me
Don't cry to me

That's a strange way to tell me you love me
That's a strange way to tell me you love me
That's a strange way to tell me you love me


George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police who asked, "Is someone in your house?" and he said "no." Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said,"Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well you don't have to
worry about them now, cause I've just shot them all." Then he hung up. Within five minutes three police cars, an armed response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available."


I Went To Bed At 2 With A 10, and Woke Up At 10 With A 2

Red Oak

Message: 36269 Posted: Tue Oct 26 05:31:49 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

Yes I have seen Bill both with his band "the generators" and solo. I like thegenerators, they do a wicked version of 'greenhouse" and are a lot of fun to watch, they have a lot of energy. Bill recently released a solo cd which was a bit of a departure. We saw him play a bit from it at a show with mB and at the end of his set I asked my friend Rob if he liked it ( I did but not as much as the generators) Rob said " I hope Mr Beckley kicks it up a notch, that made me want to slit my wrists. and BTW Mr Beckley DID kick it up WAY up!
I think you can check out Bill on his page. I'll check and post the address later.

Message: 36268 Posted: Tue Oct 26 03:52:15 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

I will have to ask Robyn on the subject....maybe she will read this and respond?
I have never heard any music from "Peace" either. That would be another intresting band to check into.
Mark M

Message: 36267 Posted: Mon Oct 25 20:41:38 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

No, Mark, I haven't hear any of Bill Mumy's music, unfortunately for me. I know from reading here that Robyn (nd others here have attended a number of his performances. I'm sure she could fill you in. I feel certain that her opinion of Bill's music is all positive. As for myself, I'm just now becoming familiar with PEACE and Dan's association with Ken Marvin and Brian Gentry. I'm VERY impressed with PEACE as a duo and as a trio with Dan. I hope to locate more of their music.

Message: 36266 Posted: Mon Oct 25 19:56:01 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

I had wonderd for some time if "Bill Mummy" was indeed the same one from the "Lost in space" series. It wasn't until I had a computer and access to the internet that I found the answer.
When I was a kid I was a big fan of "Lost in space". Bill was around my age, so I was kind of a Mummy fan as well.
I can't say as I'm a fan of the series now....but, I would like to hear some of Bills music. I think that would be intresting...have you ever heard any of it?
Mark M

Message: 36265 Posted: Mon Oct 25 19:36:05 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information (Mark M)

Mark ~ No doubt Bill Mumy's name is associated with America because of the songs he has co-written that have been recorded by D&G. But to state that he replaced Dan, I'm but sure where the author came up with that.

The other bit of incorrect information was the part that in 1982 "after 10 years touring as a duo".

Message: 36264 Posted: Mon Oct 25 19:29:38 2004 By: Linda S.
Subject: monmouth show

Sorry so long for the post, but we had a great time at the Monmouth show - The place was nice and small and intimate, and the sound was right on. The guys seemed to really be enjoying themselves that night and even spoke about an upcoming "PBS special" they were being photographed for that night. How great is that! Was funny to find that Anita was smack right in front of me - couldn't have been planned better. After the show, the guys did a meet and greet at the table and Dewey got a kick out of my Ventura Highway ringtone. Anita and Nancy, it was really nice meeting you and thank you David for the nice words about my girls - they really do enjoy some great music! Will post a few photos soon.

Message: 36263 Posted: Mon Oct 25 19:13:12 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: Reply to Kelly (tiger)...a friendly rivalry!

As the Wicked Witch of the West would say..."I'm melting..Oh, my world, my world..Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Yes, I know, Nina...Red Sox-2, Cardinals-0, but you know what they say...Cost of a ticket to see the World Series: Varies. Cost of watching the Cardinals win the World Series: PRICELESS!


Message: 36262 Posted: Mon Oct 25 16:31:18 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Has to do with his curly hair, I believe. His first name is Richard, which leads to another unfortunate nickname.....

Message: 36261 Posted: Mon Oct 25 16:11:15 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Is Kinky his real first name or his demeanor?

Kinky Red

Message: 36260 Posted: Mon Oct 25 15:05:01 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

The biscuit/buns title is by Kinky Friedman. He is a Country picker/mystery writer. He writes funny politically incorrect books.

Message: 36259 Posted: Mon Oct 25 10:22:31 2004 By: Anita
Subject: America at the Pollack and Keswick Theaters

I had a terrific weekend with two America concerts, Friday and Sunday evenings. If you'd like you can check out the reviews and a few pix at, under past shows. Great to see so many America friends, including Nancy M., Linda S., Julie, Kristal, Kade, and the Barattas (hope I haven't left anyone out!). Can't wait for the next show!

Message: 36258 Posted: Mon Oct 25 08:10:23 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

These are just Country-Western song titles I ran across the other day. They gave me a chuckle so I thought I would pass along some of them to hopefully brighten everyone's day.

I Been Roped And Thrown By Jesus In The Holy Ghost Corral

Red Oak

Message: 36257 Posted: Mon Oct 25 07:17:58 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

>>Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed<<

hey Red are you a fan of "the Kinkster" He writes some pretty funny, politically incorrect books

Message: 36256 Posted: Mon Oct 25 06:27:38 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 25, 2004

60 years ago - Jon Anderson, vocalist for Yes, is born. (1944)

40 years ago - The British music industry awards the Beatles five Ivor Novello Awards for 1963. They are: most outstanding contribution to music; "She Loves You," most broadcast song and best-selling record; "I Want to Hold Your Hand," second best-selling record; and "All My Loving" second most outstanding song. (1964)

40 years ago - The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show". (1964)

35 years ago - Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma" LP is released. (1969)

33 years ago - "The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East" goes gold just four days before leader Duane Allman loses his life in a motorcycle accident. (1971)

31 years ago - John Lennon sues the U.S. government, maintaining that wiretaps and surveillance were employed against him and his lawyer, Leon Wildes. The claims that, as a result, his appeal applications in his fight against deportation were prejudiced by U.S. officials. (1973)

13 years ago - Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham is killed in a helicopter crash. (1991)


Yes - Roundabout

I'll be the round about
The words will make you out 'n' out
You change the day your way
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley

The music dance and sing
They make the children really ring
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley


In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you

I will remember you
Your silhouette will charge the view
Of distance atmosphere
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
Even in the valley


Along the drifting cloud the EAGLE searching
Down on the land
Catching the swirling wind the sailor sees
The rim of the land
The EAGLE'S dancing wings create as weather
Spins out of hand

Go closer hold the land feel partly no more
Than grains of sand
We stand to lose all time a thousand answers
By in our hand
Nex to your deeper fears we stand
Surrounded by a million years
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out


I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving thru the sound and
In and out the valley


A tragic fire on Sunday destroyed the personal library of President
George W. Bush. Both of his books have been lost. A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one .


Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed

Red Oak

Message: 36255 Posted: Mon Oct 25 03:46:49 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information

That sounds like misinformation to me too? I saw the 93' concert, and there certainly was no "Dan Peek". As for "Bill Mummy"? Where did they get that info from? :)
Mark M

Message: 36254 Posted: Mon Oct 25 03:06:37 2004 By: "c.c".whitney
Subject: Wonderful evening at the Keswick

Thanks so much to America for an excellent concert at the Keswick! I was moved by the warmth given to the audience and the amount of effort put into the show. It was by far the best I have seen there. I had returned from NYC on Sunday and had a rather long drive ahead to attend the concert. At the last minute, we decided to go. Wow - I didn't make a mistake on that one! The loyalty given by fans was more than returned and that is what really keeps folks coming back (the music, of course, and the heart connection). Really nice seeing that mother and her sons recognized for their dedication) (Sound like a clinical social worker?) Yeah, well, blame Bryn Mawr. Anyway, thanks America for a really inspiring time. Sincerely, a "Golden hair friend." (I'm in for the long haul - as long as you (all) stay loyal and return to the Keswick!! or something in the West Chester/Chadds Ford PA or Wilmington, DE area).

Message: 36253 Posted: Sun Oct 24 20:30:44 2004 By: Kade
Subject: Keswick

Great concert at the Kesaick tonight.The band said that they were tired from a rough travel day,but it didn't show in their performance.I finished getting my Philadelphia sports hats signed...thank you!Gerry and guys were so gracious to Lauren, my 13 year old daughter. She came home with pictures,autographs and a guitar pic. Beside the usual teenage stuff,she's a good hardworking (school) kid who enjoys an America concert! You made her feel really special tonight,thanks again! The evening wouldn't have been complete without seeing some of my chat folder buddies! I hope I see you all again next time you're in Phila.

Message: 36252 Posted: Sun Oct 24 14:56:35 2004 By: Nina
Subject: Reply to Kelly (tiger)...a friendly rivalry!

Kelly...with all due respect..."Prepare to die!!!" GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!

Message: 36251 Posted: Sun Oct 24 14:09:15 2004 By: Patty
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

Hey Rob, My favorite Better Than Ezra song is a toss up between Sourthern Girl (I just happen to be one & can relate) and Porcelain. Do any of you also like Jars of Clay? I have all of their C.D.'s. Good Sunday evening to everyone!

Message: 36250 Posted: Sun Oct 24 14:06:36 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Some Dan Peek and America Mis-Information

I came across a large soft-bound book titled, "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music" written by Mark Allan Powell with a first printing year of 2002. Dan was listed in it with about a full page of information about him from the beginning of his musical career with America through his release of "Crossover".

The following, however, are pieces of mis-information that I think you all will find a bit interesting (at least I think it's in error):

"In 1993, Peek would reunite with America briefly for a tour on which the band opened for the Beach Boys."

"America would have only one more hit after Peek left. In 1982, after touring as a duo for a decade, they made a comback with the Number Eight song "You Can Do Magic. Replacing Peek in the band (at the time) was Billy Mumy, who once played Will Robinson on the TV series "Lost In Space".

Message: 36249 Posted: Sun Oct 24 11:43:40 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Fort Washington

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Fort Washington, PA.

Message: 36248 Posted: Sun Oct 24 09:26:55 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Lexington

Funny, Gerry!


Message: 36247 Posted: Sun Oct 24 08:38:43 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 24, 2004

68 years ago - Bill Wyman, former bass player for the Rolling Stones, is born. (1936)

42 years ago - James Brown records "Live at the Apollo, Volume I" at the landmark theater in Harlem. The album will sell over a million copies, unprecedented for an R&B record, and will later earn a reputation for being one of the finest concert albums ever made." (1962)

41 years ago - The Beatles leave for their first tour outside of Great Britain. They discover that Beatlemania goes beyond the shores of Britannia. (1963)

34 years ago - President Richard Nixon, in a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, appeals for rock lyrics to be screened and those urging drug use to be banned. (1970)

31 years ago - Art Garfunkel receives a gold album for his first solo effort, "Angel Clare," which contains the smash hit, "All I Know." (1973)

31 years ago - Keith Richards is fined $500 and is given conditional discharges on four drug charges and three firearm offenses following a trial in Marlborough Street Magistrate Court. Actress Anita Pallenberg, arrested with Richards on June 26 when police raided their Chelsea home, is given a conditional discharge for having 25 Mandraz tablets. Ten days earlier, both were fined $1,000 in France for possesion of controlled substances, that too was from an earlier bust. (1973)

29 years ago - Long Island's Nassau Coliseum is the site the FIrst Planetary Celebration, held to coincide with United Nations day, James Taylor, Pete Seeger and John McLaughlin star at the event, designed to promote awareness of mans golobal responsibility. Unfortunately, only 4,500 turn out to the 16,000-seat arena to hear the message. (1975)

24 years ago - Paul McCartney receives a rhodium-plated disc from the Guinness Book of World Records for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist. (1980)

16 years ago - The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case begins. Fantasy claimed the John plagarized his own song, "Run Through The Jungle" when writing "The Old Man Down The Road." (1988)

15 years ago - Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Kinks, the Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and the Who are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (1989)

11 years ago - Duran Duran cancels the rest of their tour when lead singer Simon LeBon tears a vocal chord. (1993)

8 years ago - Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (1996)


Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Ooh, baby, when I see your face
Mellow as the month of May
Oh, darling, I can't stand it
When you look at me that way

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Oh, darling, when you're near me
And you tenderly call my name
I know that my emotions
Are something I just can't tame
I've just got to have you, baby

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I just lose control
Down to my very soul
I get a hot and cold all over
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down,
Tumbling down, tumbling down...









I Thought She Was Out Jogging, But She Was Running Around On Me.

One week til Halloween and 1 more hour of sleep.

Red Oak

Message: 36246 Posted: Sat Oct 23 23:54:25 2004 By: ron
Subject: Message: 34677 Posted: Mon Jul 26 16:10:43 2004

Traveler asked a question about JHHP RECORDS. I can answer that for you: Yes he ownes JHHP RECORDS I had the pleasur of working with him during a tapling of a upcoming music Video. I did a search on yahoo search engine and he is all over the page
I ran into many celebrited since I live in San Diego, CA and almost everyone I ran into loved to bragg its just a part of living in San Diego, California. but to answer you question this guy if its the same person you meet on the buss is for real. and he has the Credintials to back it up He is listed on ascap under JHHP RECORDS INC e-mail me if I can clear this up. sorry for being off topic

Message: 36245 Posted: Sat Oct 23 23:02:24 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: America song of the moment

My "America song of the moment" is "Foolin'"
I was listening to "Silent letter" in my truck this afternoon and just had to sing along with "Foolin'". It's just good sing along junk !! (Junk as in stuff)
Mark M

Message: 36244 Posted: Sat Oct 23 19:57:55 2004 By: Kade
Subject: hey Nancy M.

Hi Nancy! I sent you a private message on the VH site. For some reason my computer is not letting me e-mail you via the message boards. My e-mail is Hope to "talk" with you soon!! Thanks! Kade

Message: 36243 Posted: Sat Oct 23 19:16:42 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Lexington

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Lexington, KY.

Message: 36242 Posted: Sat Oct 23 18:58:59 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: RE: Monmouth Show

oh, yes, I forgot to mention that, David! Yes, the legendary rock photographer, Henry Diltz, was there! By sheer chance I took with me my Hat Trick songbook for Gerry and Dewey to sign. All of the photographs in that book were taken by Henry on their overnight trip to the desert. That trip was described in the DVD "Under the Covers" featuring the work of Henry Diltz and Gary Burden. Henry was very gracious and signed the songbook! Thank you, Henry!

Message: 36241 Posted: Sat Oct 23 16:18:53 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

Linda S, I just wanted to say you have two very beautiful daughters and it's great to see you are bringing them up right! Hope you get to post some photos from the show.

Message: 36240 Posted: Sat Oct 23 16:07:20 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

Nancy M it was great meeting you, Linda, Anita and the gang. While we were waiting to meet Gerry and Dewey, Henry Diltz took a photo of my wife and I. It was an honor to be photographed by such a talent. For me the good news ends there for although my wife came out great, I need to loose weight!!If I knew how to put photos up here I would because we also had one taken with the guys latter. Anyway hope to see your photos when you get the chance!

Message: 36239 Posted: Sat Oct 23 12:13:05 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: OT - Idolizing (Correction)

Give Dan a chance, rather.

Message: 36238 Posted: Sat Oct 23 12:11:51 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

OK, we'll let it go this time...DanC.

Message: 36237 Posted: Sat Oct 23 12:04:11 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: OT - Idolizing

I heard on the news the other day that a fan of Courtney Love's had filed a lawsuit for being struck by Love with a microphone. I didn't hear the specifics of the situation, but it had me thinking how very sad it would be for a fan to be dissed by an artist especially if the fan was a very devoted one and had set the one they idolized high on a pedestal. In the case of Courtney Love's fan, how difficult it must be for this fan to ever hear Love singing on the radio or on any of the music the fan had purchased.

On a different matter, thanks to each of you for sharing your comments about the extremely nice gesture Dan did for me. Just knowing that he had received my gift would have been sufficient. Dan, no doubt, is a very thoughtful and caring person. I just hope that someday the guys will give Dan a change to join them again on stage.

Message: 36236 Posted: Sat Oct 23 10:29:13 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

I mean the Sox FINALLY make it and she isn't here to see it....

Message: 36235 Posted: Sat Oct 23 10:01:16 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

it's for my mom, Dan. I still bleed Dodger blue.

Message: 36234 Posted: Sat Oct 23 07:59:53 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 23, 2004

42 years ago - Twelve-year old Steveland Morris Judkins, renamed Little Stevie Wonder, records his first single, "Thank you for Loving Me All the Way," for Motown Records. The record doesn't do anything but he is billed as the twelve year old genius. (1962)

39 years ago - The Temptations enter the Hot 100 for the seventh time with "My Baby," which will reach #13 in eight weeks on the chart. (1965)

39 years ago - The Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is released. (1965)

35 years ago - Bob Dylan's "Great White Women" bootleg album sells like hotcakes in the U.S and Canada. Columbia Records, which has Dylan under contract, says it will pursue court action to stop the bootleg's sales. Dylan has no comment. (1969)

33 years ago - "Tommy", Pete Townshend's rock opera spends its last week on the LP chart, two and a half years after its release. However, "Tommy" returns in 1972 for a one-night-only London stage performance and again in 1975 with the release of the movie "Tommy." (1971)

26 years ago - CBS Records becomes the first U.S. label to announce a price hike to $8.98 list price for albums. (1978)

26 years ago - Maybelle Carter, matriarch of the musical Carter family dies. Maybelle was the mother of June Carter, who became Mrs. Johnny Cash. She was 69. (1978)

26 years ago - Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempts suicide while awaiting murder charges at New York's Rikers Island Detention Center. Vicious was charged with the killing of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. (1978)

9 years ago - Rapper Tone-Loc is ordered to take an anger management class after fighting a pizza delivery person over a pizza he didn't like. (1995)

6 years ago - A federal district judge in St. Louis, MO denies a motion that would have permitted the Fort Zumwalt high school marching band the right to play a banned all-music segment of '60s songs that includes Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." The school superintendent banned the song because he felt it promoted the drug culture. (1998)


The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

- words adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes by Pete Seeger
- music by Pete Seeger

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time of war, a time of peace
A time of love, a time of hate
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing

To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time of peace, I swear it's not too late!


Cops Do Have a Sense of Humor

"Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

"Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired." "Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun."

"So you don't know how fast you were going. That means I can write anything I want on the ticket?

"Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh .. did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

"Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

"Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey s__t."

"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

"No sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

"In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC." "Just how big were those two beers?"

"I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

and the best one . . . . .

"You didn't think we gave pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't give pretty women tickets. Please Sign here."


Have a wonderful weekend all..........

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight?

Red Oak

Message: 36233 Posted: Sat Oct 23 06:50:54 2004 By: craig
Subject: monmouth show

As you all know I attended the Monmouth show last night. We got to go backstage and meet Dewey and Gerry and took a picture with them which I will post soon. Really enjoyed hearing Hangover live it sounded great it was one of the songs i wanted to hear. Erin is so sweet. I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet any of you after the concert but I wasn't feeling up to staying. ( next time for sure ) Now for the good news in addition to my son I took one of his band members and his girlfriend (ages 19 and 20 ) happy to report 2 new fans they wanted to listen to highway all the way home.

Message: 36232 Posted: Sat Oct 23 06:47:54 2004 By: cfhere
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

Hi Nancy,

I got to the show just about at 8 o'clock so I couldn't meet you or the other great America fans. I have the songlist from the concert.
They didn't play Don't cross the River, To Each his own, Baby, it's up to you,Survival, All my life, and Everyone I meet is from California. I guess we got the medium set, 20 songs. Gerry was in a good mood last night. When he was getting ready to play Lonely People, he commented on how many CD's the song is on. Then he mentioned it's on a German import called Strutting our Stuff, where he hopes the royalties will pay for a new car that he needs. Both Gerry and Dewey were very gracious after the show, signing autographs and talking to everybody. A great show as usual.


Ventura Highway
You could do Magic
Daisy Jane
The Last Unicorn
Three Roses
I need you
Nowhere Man
Tin Man
The Border
Woman Tonight
Only in your heart
California Dreaming
Lonely People
Never be Lonely
Sister Golden Hair
Horse with no name- Encore

Sandman was even better than usual and Company rocked.


Message: 36231 Posted: Sat Oct 23 06:39:01 2004 By: cfhere
Subject: Re: song list

I vote for Green Monkey, Hell's on Fire, Young Moon, and She's a


Message: 36230 Posted: Sat Oct 23 06:19:05 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Monmouth Show

Hi all! The show was great! Met Linda S. and David O. for the 1st time, and of course, Anita! You guys are all really nice. I love meeting fellow chatters. As David said, it's great seeing a face to match up with the name. I will post the set list later as I'm in a rush right now!
Yes, Gerry, they are CLASSICS!!

Message: 36229 Posted: Sat Oct 23 02:18:49 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

even after the classy way the Dodgers went out? and I thought you were a National league fan, Robyn...DanC.

Message: 36228 Posted: Fri Oct 22 20:54:38 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

In honor of my mom a HUGE fan of Ted Williams GO SOX!

Message: 36227 Posted: Fri Oct 22 20:37:51 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: A couple of off-topic bits

(Although, may I point out, if they win the series...Armageddon is surely not far behind!!)

Fave Better Than Ezra song: Southern Gurl (picture an umlaut above the u, as I don't have that on my keyboard)

Happy Friday night/Saturday morning,

PS: How was West Long Branch, peoples????

Message: 36226 Posted: Fri Oct 22 20:22:16 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: A Big SMiLE!

December 19th is gonna be rocking in Auckland NZ! Brian Wilson is performing! Only found out a few minutes ago and its still sinking in. I mean, this guys the MASTER!

Message: 36225 Posted: Fri Oct 22 19:42:54 2004 By: Robsl
Subject: A couple of off-topic bits

Hey people,

First, as yet another member of "Red Sox nation". I gotta say I'm psyched for the world series!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Red Sox woooooowoooo!

Secondly, that's a great choice on your Friday AM Jam, Patty. I really like Better Than Ezra. I have seen them perform three times in concert, and I even met them once. They're great guys and good musicians. What's your favorite song by BTE? I suppose my favorite of their songs would be "At the Stars" or "King of New Orleans"

Rob L

Message: 36224 Posted: Fri Oct 22 19:34:55 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: song list


hangover has been played in concerts in Australia - do they change the play list for the states?

Message: 36223 Posted: Fri Oct 22 19:29:19 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Neglected Concert Songs


You hit the nail on the head

By far one of their best songs and I would love to see it played in concert

In fact, My favourite America Song as well as California re visited and Amber Cascades


Message: 36222 Posted: Fri Oct 22 18:59:29 2004 By: Patty
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM


Message: 36221 Posted: Fri Oct 22 18:50:19 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: Reply to tiger from Red Sox Nation

Nina, I can almost hear that announcer...."The Cardinals win it, the Cardinals win it, the Cardinals win the WORLD SERIES!!!". I can just hear the roar of the crowd!! What beautiful music to my ears!!!
tiger (Kelly)

Message: 36220 Posted: Fri Oct 22 17:07:59 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re DVD Regions/Neglected Concert Songs


Thanks Steve for that information on the DVD regions. Hopefully we will get out tickets for the Brian Wilson show on Monday. I'll check out our music store for the "Smile" CD. We really enjoyed the Beach Boys/America concert a couple of years ago at the Sydney Entertainment Centre

Serge: I always thought that "Todays The Day" could have been sung either by Dan or Gerry. In the DVD interview, Dewey and Gerry say how much they respect Dan by including his songs in their shows. Yeah it would be nice to see that song wonderful revived again. Thanks mate.


Message: 36219 Posted: Fri Oct 22 17:06:30 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: song list

"Cornwall blank and Sergeant darkness"

Message: 36218 Posted: Fri Oct 22 16:34:56 2004 By: John Lussier
Subject: Re: Neglected Concert Songs

Great choices. Now wouldn't that be a concert! To be able to hand pick your own 25 songs for Gerry and Dewey to play. Hey, maybe they could sponsor a contest for us here. We select our own playlist. They draw one ( or maybe 20 ... just to improve our chances). And then they come to the winner's home town and do a concert.

Ah, one can dream, one can dream. Only then would i be able to see the VFTHW from Halfmoon Bay BC ( of course, there is no hotel here)


Message: 36217 Posted: Fri Oct 22 15:19:54 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Eatontown

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Eatontown, NJ.

Message: 36216 Posted: Fri Oct 22 14:56:58 2004 By: EDDY
Subject: Re: Best George Martin work/Smile

Steve: I definately have to get this album!
Due to work,family, etc. I just haven't had time to pick it up yet. I have a few "boots" of outtakes from the original Smile, & loved it, allways wishing he would go back & finish this project.
Anita: Brian was playing in MPLS which is a 5 hr. drive for me, wanted to see him REAL BAD, but again, work got in the way. )-:
But we do have VIP tickets to see America @ the Reif center in Feb., it's my son's birthday, & this is his B-day present, he's pretty excited! (Me too!)

Message: 36215 Posted: Fri Oct 22 14:52:48 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Re: Neglected Concert Songs

Hi Rob - I especially agree about "Lovely Night"! I attended three outdoor America concerts during 2004 and couldn't help but think how fitting it would be for them to perform Lovely Night outdoors in the evening -- especially in Dubuque, my new favorite place to see America!


Message: 36214 Posted: Fri Oct 22 13:47:48 2004 By: Nina
Subject: Reply to tiger from Red Sox Nation

O.K.'ll have to imagine the sound of crashing thunder and noises similiar to those found in the throne room of the great and powerful Oz as I send you this message:

"Who DARES to taunt me with the phrase: Go Cardinals?!"

P.S. To all...home computer is back on-line! Hurrah!

Message: 36213 Posted: Fri Oct 22 12:55:11 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

Crowded House - The Last Time

Message: 36212 Posted: Fri Oct 22 11:39:26 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

22-20s / 22Days ( Shoot your gun).

Message: 36211 Posted: Fri Oct 22 11:25:57 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

Tonight's the night! Yea!!
Anita, David O, Linda S, Craig- see you there!

Message: 36210 Posted: Fri Oct 22 10:23:45 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush"

Message: 36209 Posted: Fri Oct 22 09:46:35 2004 By: craig
Subject: song list

hangover and valentine would be nice

Message: 36208 Posted: Fri Oct 22 09:18:39 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Neglected Concert Songs


Excellent suggestions! "Right Before My Eyes" although not written by the duo, is a great romantic pop song and Gerry's vocals are perfectly suited for it. I am glad I have a video of them singing it on Solid Gold back in the early 80's. I can always watch them perform it there. "Lovely Night" and "Young Moon" are also well deserving of being covered on their concert play list. I personally would like to see them cover "Today's The Day", the Dan Peek classic deserves to be revisited and performed.


Message: 36207 Posted: Fri Oct 22 08:46:59 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Mother Blues Office Photo

Maggie Dickey was kind enough to send me a photo from a "bluespaper" that was sent to her by a friend. The caption under the photo says, "At the center of attention at old Mother Blues office: Willis Allan Ramsey, John Nitzinger and others with Freddie King".

Message: 36206 Posted: Fri Oct 22 08:33:20 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Smile

Bluey sent me a copy of today's newspaper with an ad for the SMiLE tour by Brian Wilson. Click here to see the view from Bluey's newspaper. Thanks Bluey!

Message: 36205 Posted: Fri Oct 22 08:27:25 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: DVD Regions

Bluey, I believe you covered the topic quite well. Most DVD playing software will allow you to select the region that you want to play and they will allow you to change it several times. However, once you have changed it the final time, you are stuck with that region. Some players are "region-blind" and will play anything with any region code. If you search hard enough on the Internet you can usually find players that will do that or you can find "patches" that will allow you to modify your existing software so that it will play any region code. I did that with my old DVD player and it was kind of tricky but I eventually got it to work. You have to be very careful because it will leave your DVD player inoperable if you screw it up.

Another possibility is to get a DVD ripping program such as DVD Decryptor which will rip the Video to your hard drive without the region codes. Then you can burn it back onto a blank DVD and you'll have a DVD that should play anywhere. I haven't actually tried that but I'm going to in the near future. I hope that helps a little bit.

I haven't heard anything else about a U.S. release of the DVD but if it's going to take advantage of the Christmas market, it will need to come out very soon. Let's hope it does!


Message: 36204 Posted: Fri Oct 22 07:05:29 2004 By:
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

'Enjoy Every Sandwich' the songs of Warren Zevon I am especailly enjoying the song done by Warren's son Jordan, who has a beautiful voice that has echos of his father's voice. Also has another father/son combination with Bob and Jakob Dylan. They do not sing together but it is interesting in Jakob's case to hear his father's voice in him as well...

Message: 36203 Posted: Fri Oct 22 07:02:42 2004 By: Rob
Subject: Neglected Concert Songs

Two songs that I wish would find their way to the playlist, as I considered them among the best of the not-played: "Right Before Your Eyes" and "Young Moon" Hon. mention: "Lovely Night"

Message: 36202 Posted: Fri Oct 22 06:33:49 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 22, 2004

61 years ago - Bobby Fuller, guitarist and vocalist for the Bobby Fuller Four (1943)

59 years ago - Leslie West, guitarist and vocalist for Mountain, is born. (1945)

40 years ago - The Who, then known as the High Numbers, fail an audition with EMI. (1964)

39 years ago - The Rolling Stones' "Get Off My Cloud" is released in the U.K. Less than two weeks later it hits Number One on the U.K. pop chart. (1965)

38 years ago - The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations" on Capitol. The song, featuring inspired use of the sci-fi movie sound-effects instrument the theremin, is the most expensive production for a single up to this time." (1966)

35 years ago - Led Zeppelin II is released. (1969)

30 years ago - Kiss' "Hotter Than Hell" LP is released. (1974)

28 years ago - Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who. (1976)

26 years ago - Funk-fusion band Earth, Wind & Fire kick off a 75-date U.S. tour in Louisville, Kentucky. (1978)

22 years ago - Worchester, Massachusetts Mayor Sara Robertson declares today Van Halen today after local fans collect 25,000 signatures on a petition requesting that the band add another show to their tour. (1982)

12 years ago - Members of Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running #1 song of the rock era. "End Of the Road" broke Elvis' record of 11 weeks, previously held by "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog".

6 years ago - Bob Dylan played in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota for the first time since the '60s. The show had sold out in five hours. (1998)


The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
(written by: Brian Wilson/Mike Love)

I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(Oom bop bop good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)

Close my eyes
She's somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(Oom bop bop good vibrations)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)

(Ah my my what elation)
I don't know where but she sends me there
(Ah my my what a sensation)
(Ah my my what elations)
(Ah my my what)

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin'


Smart-ass Answer OF THE YEAR

A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam. "Now
class, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury or illness, or a death in your immediate family but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!" A smart - Ass guy in the back of the room raised his hand and asks, "What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?"
The entire class does its best to stifle their laughter and snickering. When silence is restored, the teacher smiles authentically at the student, shakes her head, and sweetly says, "Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand."


Do You Love As Good As You Look?

TGIF everyone.........

Red Oak

Message: 36201 Posted: Fri Oct 22 06:10:54 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Smile

Another great artist about to step up onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 with a 19 piece band to perform the entire "lost" album - "Smile" - BRIAN WILSON - plus classic Beach Boys hits.

"The co-founder of The Beach Boys has finally released his legendary 'Smile' album 37 years after the project was shelved"

Anyone going?

Jenna:- What about Chris Isaak's CD - "Forever Blue" with "Somebody's Crying", "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing" and of course "Forever Blue"....great. Today my heart has been truly blessed. Thank you.


Message: 36200 Posted: Fri Oct 22 04:13:26 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM/DVD Regions

King Biscuit Flower Hour, hadn't heard Tin Man and Here "live" in a while. And Chris Isaak's "Heart Shaped World" it was a long commute and awful traffic.

Bluey, bless your heart! You're too generous. I'll keep trying to figure out those DVD Regions.


Message: 36199 Posted: Fri Oct 22 03:53:41 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: monmouth concert

Craig: You bet! Check your email.

Message: 36198 Posted: Fri Oct 22 03:53:08 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

The Turtles "All Access." Fun stuff!

Message: 36197 Posted: Fri Oct 22 03:25:36 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

"The Best of poco"
This has one of my all time favorites, "Rose of Cimarron"

Message: 36196 Posted: Fri Oct 22 02:50:29 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: FRIDAY AM JAM

Hoobastank - "The Reason"

Message: 36195 Posted: Fri Oct 22 02:28:21 2004 By: Dan

Badfinger's "Say No More"...what a rockin' final album this was...DanC

P.S. "THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT, THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT, THE CARDINALS WIN THE PENNANT", a famous quote from the great Harry Carey, replayed by me last night...

Message: 36194 Posted: Thu Oct 21 21:45:16 2004 By: craig
Subject: monmouth concert

hi all if anyone would like to stop by im sitting in sec left row d seats 3 and 4 with my son who got us backstage passes we'll be going backstage b4 the show and i will b sure 2 share our experience with all of you great fans enjoy the show all looking forward to meeting some of u anita does your offer still stand to take so pics for us i bought a brand new digital for the show a cannon its supposed to be the best i still don't know how to use it properly

Message: 36193 Posted: Thu Oct 21 21:06:18 2004 By: Linda S.
Subject: one more day

hey Anita - David - Nancy - see you tomorrow night too! Row B left side, with my hubby and two little girls - can't miss us!

Message: 36192 Posted: Thu Oct 21 16:49:03 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Associated America?

It sounds like you have a lot of great "America" memories. I am sure we all have simular memories too.
I have memories, like going to an old Ghost town here in utah with a couple of friends when I was young. We thought it would be fun to campout there...and it was!! We had some sort of portable music playing machine, called a "portable 8 track player". Now how long ago was that ?? We had our "America" collection of tapes. I think at that time we had the full "America" Library. "Horse, Homecoming, Hat trick and Holiday".
It was a fun night of "scaring ourselves, listening to our band, and trying to do the finger roll on the drum sticks just like "Willy". Make them twirl and never missing a beat !!
Sometimes when I hear those old favorites, I still think of a night in desert...long, long ago.
Mark M

Message: 36191 Posted: Thu Oct 21 16:45:55 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Catching up a bit (Warren, Johnny & VFTHW)

Hi Warren - fun topic! Thanks for sharing your stories, and I really enjoyed reading your post. I just sent you an e-mail with my thoughts. I think it would be fun to hear everyone else's stories sometime too!

Johnny - that was really neat of Dan to send you that package! It's so nice to hear of things like that happening - wow!!

Gerry - as one of the many fans of palm trees here on this folder, I meant to thank you for that nice VFTHW photo you took the other day in Tampa. At work I have a framed poster that's about 2'x3' of a beach/ocean/palm tree scene, which gets a lot of attention from people that stop by my desk; but your pictures are always much better!

That's it for now. I hope everyone has a great Friday. I had hoped my Friday AM Jam would have been the new John Mellencamp CD, "Words & Music", but I didn't get out to buy it just yet. Planning on ordering a couple more copies of America's "Holiday Harmony" soon though, as a birthday gift for my sister and a Christmas gift for my brother and his wife.


Message: 36190 Posted: Thu Oct 21 15:23:51 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re DVD Regions

Thanks Red: I'll pass that information on, much appreciated.

Nancy: Cheryl sent her regards and said the Olivia Newton-John CD is great. On Tuesday Olivia was autographing her new CD in Sydney and people queued for hours. The president of Olivia's Japanese fan club flew in on Sunday, lined up for hours, met her and then flew back home. His mother, who was a fan, had died from breast cancer. Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago and has been active in fundraising for cancer charities since. Nice story.
Also got by Gino Vanelli Ultimate Collection CD - very easy listening. Love reading your chatterings. As you said, people on this site are so giving and helpful...what Bruno and Dan did was something special......Thanks.


Message: 36189 Posted: Thu Oct 21 14:22:28 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: Hey Jersey boys....

3 More Days(:

Message: 36188 Posted: Thu Oct 21 13:38:46 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: DVD Regions


You might be able to help with enquiries I've had about the Sydney Opera House DVD?

I've spoken before about USA DVDs (Region 1) I have ordered (only because I couldn't get those DVDs in Oz). When I received them, I changed the Region in my Dell computer/CD/DVD combo from Region 4 to Region 1 and now I'm able to watch the movies on the COMPUTER. The system only allows to change the regions back and forth 3 times. I've just left it on Region 1 as I bought about 6 DVDs. Incidentially, the "Homecoming" DVD plays on BOTH regions.

On the bottom of the rear cover of the DVD (displayed on your site) it shows black circle with No.4 (region) and it also has a black circle with words PAL. I don't know what PAL that means.

My question is: Can you do the reverse over there? If I can help out by sending DVDs over I certainly will but it is seems pointless if your region is blocked.

The easiest solution of course would be to release the damn thing. I'm very sorry for you all. I spoke to a person at Sydney Virgin headstore a couple of days ago and she was said sales are going very well. She couldn't believe that it was not released worldwide, in particular USA.

Thanks Steve, Bluey

Message: 36187 Posted: Thu Oct 21 13:15:23 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: Associated America?

Warren, excellent writing man! Email on its way to you.

Message: 36186 Posted: Thu Oct 21 13:14:38 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: On Topic/Off Topic

Nina, G O C A R D I N A L S ! ! !

Message: 36185 Posted: Thu Oct 21 13:12:08 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: Associated America?

Warren, I LOVE these kind of trips down memory lane! Since you somewhat aged yourself, I'll reciprocate. I remember America from the very beginning, with "A Horse With No Name", and as the months and years went by, "Sister Golden Hair", "Daisy Jane", etc. were songs I played over and over. In high school, people come and go in your life, you have your "first love" break your heart, and as you get older, the innocence of youth in gone. Life becomes reality, whether good or bad, and the years go on and on. But still, you look back and remember "those special times"! Thanks, Warren!!


Message: 36184 Posted: Thu Oct 21 13:01:11 2004 By: Nina
Subject: On Topic/Off Topic

On Topic: Hey, Bones...when are you gonna send word that you've gotten us into the November show in Uncasville? Come on, "Connecticut Boy"; do your magic! (If you offer to help Willie pack his drum set up, I'll help Pete tune the guitars?)

Off Topic: Permit me this moment of pure joy: GO SOX!!!

Message: 36183 Posted: Thu Oct 21 12:08:56 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: The Turtles

Sheldon, I saw them in Gaithersburg, MD, a few miles from my home on October 9. They put on a terrific show; not only are the songs great, the guys are absolutely hysterical! I also saw them with The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, and Davy Jones a couple of months ago.

Message: 36182 Posted: Thu Oct 21 11:59:58 2004 By: Sheldon
Subject: Re: The Turtles

Hi Anita -- I had absolutely no idea that The Turtles & America had any connection. However, I did know that Mark & Howard knew "Jan & Dean" (yet another fave of mine!) so I spoke w/ them about J&D. Where did you see them at? I saw them on Oct 7th in Towanda, PA..

See ya,

Message: 36181 Posted: Thu Oct 21 11:54:43 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: The Turtles


So funny that you mention this. About two weeks the Turtles were in my area and we saw them, too. I knew that they were friendly with Gerry and Dewey and mentioned that to Mark and Howard. Mark told me that recently Gerry and Dewey had joined them onstage and now you've found the photos. Good work!

Message: 36180 Posted: Thu Oct 21 11:16:39 2004 By: Sheldon
Subject: The Turtles

Recently I got to attend a concert by one of my long-time favorites, "The Turtles". They played a venue 20 miles from home so I was right there! Anyway, the show was great & I took some pictures & emailed them to the webmaster of The Turtles. I checked their website today & noticed that my pictures had been posted. What REALLY caught my eye though, was some other pictures of another favorite group of mine...


Message: 36179 Posted: Thu Oct 21 08:54:00 2004 By: Warren
Subject: Associated America?

I can't help but wonder sometimes whether America's (or any other artists music for that matter) is "enhanced" somewhat in each person's mind by their individual experiences or special memories of an album or song.. AND if so.. does this make or break a group or song, even if it's clearly great music? ..and by the same token, do our experiences at the time of the first purchase or listen of a certain record get us "into" that group or album even if one hates it at first? ... Except for the "I hated it at first" part, I feel that I'm a good example that this theory may be true, and I hope to explain why without boring anyone.

For starters, I didn't get into America early on.. I couldn't... I was born the same week Silent Letter was released. In fact, other than knowing "A Horse With No Name" and "Tin Man" from local radio,
I had no idea about America, much less the depth of their album tracks.. but, that's another story for another day.

When I DID get "into" America, which was right in the middle of my Senior year of High School, there was, needless to say, a ton of stuff going on.. (by today's standards it was extremely petty, silly-as-hell kinda stuff, but nevertheless, stuff that meant something to me at the time.) .. and when I hear certain albums (View From The Ground in particular when I think about early spring of that year) the sensations of being in school and experiencing all of the aforementioned "silly stuff" flood back to me so hard it's almost scary. I can literally almost smell the halls.. and hear the people chattering and the lockers banging closed... When I hear "You Can Do Magic" I'm THERE, in the schools computer lab Eight years ago, learning how to maneuver on this new-fangled internet thing (Well.. it was new-fangled where I come from) ..just so I could go back to a site I thought was called called "Pacific Rim" and check out the cool America stuff and lyrics..

Then there's "You, Girl" which reminds me of the Sweetheart Dance that year and getting together with the person whom I would be with for the next Four years.. all in that same night.. ..and then, four years later, when it was falling apart and I was desperately trying to hold on to our earliest days, suddenly "Even The Score" took on a whole new meaning.

In my car, on the stereo in my room, in my Walkman on the porch swing.. their sound.. that signature Major 7th chord.. is all over the year 1997 for me. Wanting out of school so bad that April and May.. and singing Dan's "You" through clenched teeth ("Your Mother must've kept you out of school.. You never learned the golden rule.. You think you got a reputation?!") .. talking to that same girl on the phone while staring out the glass door at the street-lights flickering on while "Clarice" was playing.. then at the starry sky to the tune of Daisy Jane.. I remember saying goodbye on our evening walks, and staring at the late June sunset, and I swear I could almost hear "Who Loves You" playing from the misty valleys.

Nowadays, ya get the paycheck and WHOOSH! the Bills she goes..I can recall saving every friggin' DIME that year.. and when I had enough, I would go to the post office, fill out my money order and wait for days for the next America album "on the list" to arrive by snail-mail from Thoughtscape Sounds.

Allright, Allright.. Point being: I think a lot of our love for America's music has more to do with the fact that we "dug" it during our happiest days than we consciously realize. Of course, the music speaks for itself, but I think association is part of it.. I mean, look at me! These albums were the soundtrack to my senior year.. I listened to Homecoming while I was watching the clock, waiting for my graduation ceremony to begin! ..and this was years after America's so-called hey-day. It gives me chills to the absolute core to hear some of those albums, because it's like a trip back in time, even though I'm sure I'll hear at least a few: "Well, damn, boy! 1997 wasn't even that long ago!" ..but to me, it seems like forever ago.

If at all possible, I would like to hear from as many of you as possible on your similar memories of America. , please.

Message: 36178 Posted: Thu Oct 21 08:50:11 2004 By: Warren
Subject: Associated America?

I can't help but wonder sometimes whether America's (or any other artists music for that matter) is "enhanced" somewhat in each person's mind by their individual experiences or special memories of an album or song.. AND if so.. does this make or break a group or song, even if it's clearly great music? ..and by the same token, do our experiences at the time of the first purchase or listen of a certain record get us "into" that group or album even if one hates it at first? ... Except for the "I hated it at first" part, I feel that I'm a good example that this theory may be true, and I hope to explain why without boring anyone.

For starters, I didn't get into America early on.. I couldn't... I was born the same week Silent Letter was released. In fact, other than knowing "A Horse With No Name" and "Tin Man" from local radio,
I had no idea about America, much less the depth of their album tracks.. but, that's another story for another day.

When I DID get "into" America, which was right in the middle of my Senior year of High School, there was, needless to say, a ton of stuff going on.. (by today's standards it was extremely petty, silly-as-hell kinda stuff, but nevertheless, stuff that meant something to me at the time.) .. and when I hear certain albums (View From The Ground in particular when I think about early spring of that year) the sensations of being in school and experiencing all of the aforementioned "silly stuff" flood back to me so hard it's almost scary. I can literally almost smell the halls.. and hear the people chattering and the lockers banging closed... When I hear "You Can Do Magic" I'm THERE, in the schools computer lab Eight years ago, learning how to maneuver on this new-fangled internet thing (Well.. it was new-fangled where I come from) ..just so I could go back to a site I thought was called called "Pacific Rim" and check out the cool America stuff and lyrics..

Then there's "You, Girl" which reminds me of the Sweetheart Dance that year and getting together with the person whom I would be with for the next Four years.. all in that same night.. ..and then, four years later, when it was falling apart and I was desperately trying to hold on to our earliest days, suddenly "Even The Score" took on a whole new meaning.

In my car, on the stereo in my room, in my Walkman on the porch swing.. their sound.. that signature Major 7th chord.. is all over the year 1997 for me. Wanting out of school so bad that April and May.. and singing Dan's "You" through clenched teeth ("Your Mother must've kept you out of school.. You never learned the golden rule.. You think you got a reputation?!") .. talking to that same girl on the phone while staring out the glass door at the street-lights flickering on while "Clarice" was playing.. then at the starry sky to the tune of Daisy Jane.. I remember saying goodbye on our evening walks, and staring at the late June sunset, and I swear I could almost hear "Who Loves You" playing from the misty valleys.

Nowadays, ya get the paycheck and WHOOSH! the Bills she goes..I can recall saving every friggin' DIME that year.. and when I had enough, I would go to the post office, fill out my money order and wait for days for the next America album "on the list" to arrive by snail-mail from Thoughtscape Sounds.

Allright, Allright.. Point being: I think a lot of our love for America's music has more to do with the fact that we "dug" it during our happiest days than we consciously realize. Of course, the music speaks for itself, but I think association is part of it.. I mean, look at me! These albums were the soundtrack to my senior year.. I listened to Homecoming while I was watching the clock, waiting for my graduation ceremony to begin! ..and this was years after America's so-called hey-day. It gives me chills to the absolute core to hear some of those albums, because it's like a trip back in time, even though I'm sure I'll hear at least a few: "Well, damn, boy! 1997 wasn't even that long ago!" ..but to me, it seems like forever ago.

If at all possible, I would like to hear from as many of you as possible on your similar memories of America. , please.

Message: 36177 Posted: Thu Oct 21 06:43:11 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 21, 2004

63 years ago - Manfred Mann is born. (1941)

62 years ago - Elvin Bishop is born. (1942)

51 years ago - Former Go-Go's guitarist Charlotte Caffey is born. (1953)

46 years ago - In what will be his last studio session, Buddy Holly records, "True Love Ways," "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," "Moondreams" and "Raining in my Heart" with the Crickets in New York. (1958)

43 years ago - Bob Dylan records his first album, "Bob Dylan," for Columbia Records. The albums presents the 20-year old singer accompanied by his guitar and harmonica. The recording is done in a day and productions costs run $400. Filling out his income-tax form, Dylan gives his name as Blind Boy Grunt. (1961)

42 years ago - Top U.K. rocker, Cliff Richard appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Though he's hot at home, his popularity in the U.S. is marginal until the late '70s. (1962)

39 years ago - The Kingsmen appear on "Shindig!" performing "Louie Louie," along with the Dave Clark Five. (1965)

38 years ago - The Who, done up in pop-art costumes and equipped with smoke bombs, flash powder and other stage devices, appear on British television's "Ready Steady Go!" They play stuff from their rush released EP, "Ready Steady Who!" This includes the "Batman Theme," "Barabara Ann," "Bucket T," "Circles" and "Disguises." (1966)

36 years ago - Nashville's top Country Music Awards go to Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." for best song and to "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" for best album. (1968)

33 years ago - Mick and Bianca Jagger welcome their daughter Jade to the world. She is born in the Belvedere Nursing Home in Paris. (1971)

32 years ago - Seventeen years after writing and recording the first of his many rock & roll classics, Chuck Berry gets his first U.S. Number One pop hit with "My Ding-a-Ling." It's a singalong novelty song derived from grade-school level private parts jokes. (1972)

29 years ago - Elton John receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (1975)

28 years ago - Keith Moon plays his last North American show with the Who as he and the band wrap-up an extensive year of touring at Toronto's Maple Leaf Garden. (1976)

12 years ago - Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit in which he claims a reporter from the TV tabloid show "Hard Copy" falsely stated that he moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center. Elton's lawyers say he moved to Atlanta because he likes the city. (1992)

12 years ago - Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley and then husband Danny Keough, have a son they named Benjamin Storm Keough. (1992)

9 years ago - Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon dies of a cocaine overdose in New Orleans. He was 28. (1995)


Chuck Berry - My Ding A Ling

My Ding-A-Ling-A-Ling

When I was a little biddy boy
My grandma bought me a cute little toy
Two Silver bells on a string
She told me it was my ding-a-ling-a-ling

My Ding-A-Ling My Ding-A-Ling won't you play with My Ding-A-Ling
My Ding-A-Ling My Ding-A-Ling won't you play with My Ding-A-Ling

When I was little boy In Grammar school
Always went by the very best rule
But Evertime the bell would ring
You'd catch me playing with my ding-a-ling

Once while climbing the garden wall,
Slipped and fell had a very bad fall
I fell so hard I heard birds sing,
But I held on to My ding-a-ling

Once while swimming cross turtle creek
Man them snappers right at my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
with both hands holding my dingaling

Now this here song it ain't so bad
Prettiest little song that you ever had
And those of you who will not sing
must be playing with your on Ding-a-ling


Smart- Ass Answer #4

A truck driver was driving along on the freeway. A sign comes up that reads 'Low bridge ahead'... Before he knows it, the bridge is right ahead of him and he gets stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks around to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck, huh?" The truck driver says, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas."



Red Oak

Message: 36176 Posted: Thu Oct 21 06:31:51 2004 By: Kristal
Subject: Hey Jersey boys....

Are you guys and mom (of course) going to Keswick??

Message: 36175 Posted: Thu Oct 21 06:23:12 2004 By: KevinS.
Subject: George Martin.

Mark, as always, your post will be much better thought out than mine. But, here it is anyway. Good topic.

1. Hearts: I think Holiday was the "meeting for drinks" period, and Hearts was the romp in the sheets. I think it was the best example of the America as a trio sound that George Martin helmed. If for no other reason than "Company" and "People in the Valley."

2. Silent Letter: An underappreciated masterpiece. It's amazing that America just had a gaping wound ripped through it (much like the one in every Yankee fan's hearts right about now) with the departure of Dan Peek, and that album was still as great sounding as it was. I think it sounds as fresh today as it did sixty years ago when it was released.

3. Holiday. It took a long time for this stubborn idiot to accept that this is a really great album. It was such a departure, in my opinion, from where they were the first three albums (which are still untouched in the history of recorded civilization), that I dismissed it for a while. But, you are right, it is a gem. I think it's a little over done at times, which is why I would have it 3rd on the list, and songs like "You" could have used something. But, it's better than any America album I've ever produced, I will have to admit that.

4. Harbor: I think I like these songs so much that I can't separate that from production. Which, I guess, is the point of great production. You notice the end product, not the production. Except for "Slow Down," which was America's first ever dud (exceeded only by "Hidden Talent.")

Hideaway: Having heard the alternate mixes on the box set, I'd have to agree that this was over done.

Live: Why?


Message: 36174 Posted: Thu Oct 21 05:37:21 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

Great you and Nancy should come over and say hi it will make my wife think I actually know people!!!

Message: 36173 Posted: Thu Oct 21 04:09:45 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

David, I will also be there, too. Row J. See you there!
Hi, Anita! See you there, too!!

Message: 36172 Posted: Wed Oct 20 20:54:49 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Monmouth Show

David, my friend and I will be there, front row, Michael's side. See you soon!

Message: 36171 Posted: Wed Oct 20 20:28:37 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Best George Martin work?

I think "George Martin" sometimes gets critisized for over producing at times....but I think some of that may be because he lets his musicians make some of their own choices. I know he did that with "The Beatles" and I am sure he did the same with "America".
I think both "Holliday and Hearts" and 2 very fine examples of great production work.
"Miniture" is short but beautiful, as is "Old man took" and "Seasons".
Mark M

Message: 36170 Posted: Wed Oct 20 20:06:35 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: A bit more of America

Thanks, I will be getting "Holiday harmony" for sure...soon !
They do have good energy, and I can't wait for some new music!
Mark M

Message: 36169 Posted: Wed Oct 20 16:48:55 2004 By: Patty
Subject: The Best of Musikladen & birthday card

I know this DVD has already been discussed several times, but I just got my copy and had to comment on how great it was to see the guys in action! I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them in person since the 1980's. I had to go ahead and order it since it doesn't look like the new DVD will be available to us here anytime soon. Speaking of "here" it would have been great to have a few more Gerry songs. I do love Dan & Dewey too! Speaking of Gerry...Gerry, did you recieve the birthday card I sent you? I was sooo hoping for a reply, no matter how short. Oh well, we always have next year!

What was the brand of beer that Gerry was drinking in the DVD? Silly question, but just wondering.

Message: 36168 Posted: Wed Oct 20 15:54:06 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Monmouth Show

Who's going to the show this Friday. My wife and I are front row center.

Message: 36167 Posted: Wed Oct 20 15:32:59 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Best George Martin work/Smile

I second Steve's opinion!!! And as I said a few weeks ago, see the live show if you get a chance -- the tour is ending soon!

Message: 36166 Posted: Wed Oct 20 15:26:51 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Best George Martin work?

Speaking of producers, anyone here heard the "new" Smile By Brian Wilson? I haven't got it yet, just wondering....

Eddy, it just so happens that I've been listening to both Smile (by Brian Wilson) and Sepia (by Jeff Larson) today. Two excellent albums! The first time I heard Smile (a couple of weeks ago), I liked it. But with repeated listens it has really grown on me and I think it's fantastic. It sounds to me like it could have come out right after Pet Sounds rather than 37 years later. If you like(d) Pet Sounds, you'll love Smile!

That's just my opinion, your mileage may vary (to quote a famous poster on this chat folder - LOL).

Message: 36165 Posted: Wed Oct 20 15:21:20 2004 By: EDDY
Subject: Re: Best George Martin work?

Lets see...Sgt.Pepper, Revolver, Abbey Road....(oops, wrong group!)

It would be hard to pick for me, but I'll try.. love Holiday#1,#2 Hideaway, #3 Silent Letter, #4 Hearts, this all could change, I would have to listen to the albums again, but I'm pretty sure Harbor would be at the bottom, & I don't know where Live would land because I only have it in album form (no working turntable @ the moment) & haven't heard it in a great while.
I know this isn't an America album, but liked Cheap Trick's "All Shook Up" & Jeff Beck's "Blow By Blow", greatly produced albums.

Speaking of producers, anyone here heard the "new" Smile By Brian Wilson? I haven't got it yet, just wondering....

Johnny: COOL package from D.P.!

Message: 36164 Posted: Wed Oct 20 14:38:49 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: Finally!!

Erin, I may go. Hope there isn't too much snow, it's annoying when the freeways/highways are shut down or detoured. We heard you guys already had a snowstorm the other day? I have a co-worker who said she was snowed in and couldn't shovel out for a few days.


Message: 36163 Posted: Wed Oct 20 10:59:55 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

>>Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, his sister Cindy and a freelance singer touring with the group are killed with their rented single engine plane <<

Her name was Cassie, not Cindy.....

Message: 36162 Posted: Wed Oct 20 07:10:16 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 20, 2004

51 years ago - Tom Petty is born. (1953)

48 years ago - Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender," is now the first song to the pop chart at #2. It also makes it to the Country & Western chart, the R&B chart and the top One Hundred. (1956)

42 years ago - The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" is released. (1962)

35 years ago - The Who open a six night stand at New York's Fillmore East, with the two hour-plus show centered on "Tommy." (1969)

35 years ago - Further signs of problems among the Beatles: John Lennon releases his second solo album, "Cold Turkey," against under the name Plastic Ono Band. The tune, which deals with drug use, was rejected by the group. It reaches no higher than #30 in the U.S. and only #18 in the U.K. When Lennon returns his Member of the Order of the British Empire medal to the Queen later the year, he wryly cites the 45's poor chart showing as one of his grievances. (1969)

31 years ago - The Steve Miller Band's "The Joker" is released. (1973)

31 years ago - The Rolling Stones have their first Number One ballad, "Angie," a song that sparks rumor that it's a love song from Jagger to David Bowie's wife, Angela. (1973)

30 years ago - Ex-Animal Eric Burdon and his wife Rose, have a baby girl in Palm Springs, California and name her Mirage. (1974)

28 years ago - Led Zeppelin's film, "The Song Remains the Same," is a mixture of concert footage and fantasy sequences, premieres in London. (1976)

28 years ago - "Devil Woman," the first U.S. hit for Cliff Richard enters the pop chart. "Devil Woman" is there for 22-weeks, peaking at number six. (1976)

27 years ago - Three days after the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Street Survivors," an LP whose cover depicts the band standing among flames, Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, his sister Cindy and a freelance singer touring with the group are killed with their rented single engine plane crashes in the swamps of Gillsburg, Mississippi. The deaths mean the end of Lynyrd Skynyrd whose "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" are pop Top Twenty songs. (1977)

25 years ago - Bob Dylan introduces his born-again gospel-rock to the nation as he performs "Serve Somebody" on NBC's on "Saturday Night Live." (1979)

12 years ago - Madonna releases her Erotica album. (1992)

3 years ago - Top stars from the music, film and political world assembled at Madison Square Garden for VH1's Concert For New York. The event, which featured performances from The Who, David Bowie, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi, Elton John and many, many more, would go down in history as one of the most successful benefits and one of the most-watched cable shows of all time. The concert raised more than $30 million for the Robin Hood Relief fund, which supported victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. (2001)


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Free Fallin

She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

It's a long day living in Reseda
There's a freeway runnin' through the yard
And I'm a bad boy cos I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart

And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

All the vampires walkin' through the valley
Move west down Ventura Boulevard
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
All the good girls are home with broken hearts

And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

(Backing Vocals)
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a

I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky
Gonna free fall out into nothin'
Gonna leave this world for a while

(with backing vocals)
And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'

(with backing vocals)
And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'


Smart- Ass Answer #3

The cop got out of his car and the kid who was stopped for speeding
rolled down his window. "I've been waiting for you all day," the cop said. The kid replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could." When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.


Happy Hump Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bluey, LRB was introduced as the Classic Lineup Little River Band. Shorrock, Gobel, Birtles, Briggs, and 2 others I didnt recognize. They spoke of some of the musicians that have performed with LRB over the years(including John Farnham), but did not mention the current lineup of performers. While I prefer hearing Glen Shorrock sing, there is no way that the early collection of LRB can match the current LRB in energy. Wayne Nelson & Steve Housden have done a marvelous job in putting together the lineup that tours USA. Besides, its the music that counts, and LRB's music is right up there with the best.

Still looking for the 1983 Live Concert from Melbourne that was shown on HBO.

Red Oak

Message: 36161 Posted: Wed Oct 20 04:40:29 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Best George Martin work?

Just wondering what everybody thought about Sir George Martin's production work on America's albums. Out of the albums he produced for America, which ones do you thing HE did the best job producing? Note that I am asking for an evaluation of George Martin's production work, not an evaluation of America or the quality of their songs, etc...

Here's my list from top to bottom:

1. Holiday - I think this may be one of Martin's finest productions ever. He did a masterful job of enhancing America's sound without over powering it.
2. Silent Letter - While I don't think this is one of America's stronger albums, I do think it is one of Martin's. The production is flawless.
3. Hideaway - I know some critics said Martin went overboard with this album, but I disagree. This may be Martin's most lavish production work with America, but I think it works very well.
4. Hearts - A solid effort all the way around.
5. Harbor - Not bad, but I thought the horns on Hurricane were just too much and messed-up a great rocker.
6. Live! - I did think that this was over-produced for a live album. He tried to make it sound like a studio album, why bother since it is supposed to be a live album and everbody who wanted their studio performances already had their studio albums. I think it would have been a commercial hit had he opted to go for a more classic rock performance, similar to the Musicladen performance. I will say that I like what he did with Horse With No Name on this album.

Message: 36160 Posted: Wed Oct 20 04:39:01 2004 By: jimnak
Subject: Re: A bit more of America

For sure get the Christmas CD, HOLIDAY HARMONY, it is superb, it is splendid. Just a little hint of the magic that will develop upon release of AMERICA's next CD of new material. Let's hope for 2005.
GERRY & DEWEY have the energy, creativity & continued devotion to their craft that will render quite a magificent CD of new material.

Message: 36159 Posted: Wed Oct 20 03:21:14 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Unintelligble Serge/Oops?


You wouldn't believe it. Did you see the story in today's Daily Telegraph, page 35:- heading..
The feature reports about how commercialism, marketting and advertising are 'sucking dry that most treasured of institutions - popular slang' - 'they are hijacking hard-earned cultural concepts and prostituting them'

I mentioned to Craig the other day about a racehorse called Ventura Hiway and on the same day, at exactly the same racecourse, a horse called Sherman Oaks (Human Nature Studio) raced.

Gee I haven't heard of the Zarzoff Brothers for years. The last time I heard of them, they were the support for a big overseas act.
I just got a e-mail from Amazon saying my Dan Peek's Cds have been shipped. "All Things Are Possible" CD wasn't included. Damn. "Doer Of The Word" was Out of Stock...Bodden, Guitar Man and Eagles only sent. At least that 3. After reading Johnny's message, I'm going to order the Peace CDs next. Thanks mate.

Red: I was wondering how they introduced LRB to the ARIA audience considering the legal problems. I was informed that they were introduced as "Formerly known as..The Little River Band"....just seems odd knowing that another LRB is still going strong over there. As I said before, if you can still hear the music being played live, great. How lucky are we to be able to still see the originals - America and The Eagles -still pounding away?


Message: 36158 Posted: Tue Oct 19 20:57:01 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Re Unintelligble Serge/Oops!

speaking of slang Bluey

Do you remember the Zarzoff Brothers - I saw an ad for them appearing again but I can't remember where
A character was Bluey Zarzoff!!!!!!!!!


Message: 36157 Posted: Tue Oct 19 20:56:19 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: A bit more of America

I got my final "America" cd in the mail today ! "Veiw from the ground". I have been buying them, thru "Amazon" about one a month, to replace the records. It sure sounds great on cd !! I noticed a lot of great instrument playing I never really noticed before. Really enjoyed "Inspector mills and Desperate love".
I still have to get the Christmas cd, but I saw a few copys in a local music store here a couple days ago. I will have that soon too.
I think they need to do a Christmas tour, playing all the Christmas favorites??
Mark M

Message: 36156 Posted: Tue Oct 19 20:52:37 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re Unintelligble Serge/Oops!

that hurt!

Your mate, Bluey

Message: 36155 Posted: Tue Oct 19 19:43:38 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Send Me This Package In The Mail???

johnny that is fantastic right on and peace to you!!! nettie ake Annette

Message: 36154 Posted: Tue Oct 19 19:30:45 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: No Horse, No Name, No Sale

Boo-hoo. Not one single offer on my America debut LP that does not contain "A Horse With No Name" which is a white label promo album that's very rare and hard to find. Maybe saying I'd accept the best offer OVER $20 made it less attractive. So, it's now the FIRST offer of $20 (plus $3 for USPS Media Mail shipping).

Don't forget: It would be a great item to have Dewey and Gerry autograph!

Message: 36153 Posted: Tue Oct 19 19:25:24 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Oops!


you're it!


Message: 36152 Posted: Tue Oct 19 19:20:32 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Unintelligible Serge

<<I'll never forgive for starting this off Serge!!!!!!>>

Now how could "slang-challenged" Serge start this?
Your it!;o)
Serge Protector

Message: 36151 Posted: Tue Oct 19 18:51:12 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Tampa

Now that's a view, looks like one of those scenic postcards.


Message: 36150 Posted: Tue Oct 19 16:57:07 2004 By: Erin
Subject: Finally!!

A show at South Lake Tahoe!! That's the best news I've heard all week!! Who will be there...anyone??
Erin :o)

Message: 36149 Posted: Tue Oct 19 13:40:11 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Unintelligible Serge


There's over a 100 web sites relating to Aussie slang, customs etc. Unbelieveable!

Firstly: the official description for "esky"
A large insulated food/drink container for picnics, barbeques etc.

Just a few colourful slang expressions:-

Beer-------------------Amber Fluid, Grog, Mother's Milk.
Light Beer-------------Cat's Piss, Diet Shandy.
Carton Of Beer---------A Slab
A Beer Breakfast-------Steak And Eggs
Glasses of Beer--------Middies(called a half), Schooners (called one)
An Ugly Male/Female----A Ten Schooner Job (then starts to look good)
Telling The Truth------Fair Dinkum
Kick On Drinking-------Hair Of The Dog
Just One More Drink----A Roadie

I'll never forgive for starting this off Serge!!!!!! A slow train is acoming around the bend.


Message: 36148 Posted: Tue Oct 19 12:25:28 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Re: Oh just some Teusday Ramblins!

Hi Nancy!
Just check out your inbox for more from me... :)

Message: 36147 Posted: Tue Oct 19 11:00:48 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Cell Phone Fun

This won't be news to you techies, but here goes. I got a new cell phone and I learned that not only is it possible to upload free ringtones from many sites, you can upload any of the midi files from this site's sound clips page. Try For a one-time fee of $8.00, you can upload unlimited sound clips and image files. And with a little bit of fooling around, you can upload your own mp3 clips (they must first be converted to files your phone supports). Have fun!

Message: 36146 Posted: Tue Oct 19 10:37:07 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Oh just some Teusday Ramblins!

Hi Everyone :):) :)

Triple WOWSERS!!!!! Gerry ~~ Thanks a Bunch for these VFTHW Pics... I loved them from every angle! Too much you getting 1 Lady in the pic from Orlando... that is a neat place for the swimming pool, I am assuming it was on top of the Hotel... The one from Vegas really has such a Neat 3D come to Life affect to it... I too got a kick out of that great big Guitar, just asking for someone to strum a few notes on it... I especially enjoyed the way those big cottonball clouds were on parade, and what a busy pic, sooo much to see, far and near, Wow ~ What a take me there View for sure!, Last but not least, Such a Nice View of the Beach and the Ocean... this Pic has a way of taking me away for a Moment of Simple Pleasure Heaven very easily... Thanks for the Tripe Smile Delight, you brought to My Oooooh sooooo Grey day here in PA! :) Safe Traveling!!!! :)

Pretty Neat Package the Mailman brought You Johnny! ~ Enjoy! ~~ Mr Mailman sure has a way of Bringing Ear to Ear Smiles Our Way at times, Doesn't he?

Hi Mark ~~ I too like how much of Dan's Magic I can hear sprinkled on the PEACE cds.. You mentioned a couple of my standout faves too... specailly "Ocean Rolls" I like Dan's Summer Rain too, and on hte Under the Mercy cd I like "Time Waits", "Dance" as stand outs.. On the "Stronger than You Know" cd I like the song by this name as well as Dan's "Long Way Home & Crazy Over You, had a very comfortable feel to them. I love the harmonizing vocals as well as the nice accoustics that are found on these songs alot. :)

Hey there Bluey ~~ Tell Cheryl, that I have always Liked Olivia Newton-John's songs, I will have to watch for her new cd here and give it a listen too, I am sure I will enjoy it alot!

Wow Redddd ~~ I love this song by the Doobie Brothers, thanks for the Smile you brought my day, with posting them! Roll on Red! ;) ;)

Hi Gen :)

Okay gotta get now, take care all, see ya, Nancy :)

~~~ It was way past midnight, and she still couldn't fall asleep, this night the Dream was Leaving, she tried sooo hard to keep, and with the new days dawning, she felt it drifting away, not only for a cruise, not only for a dayyy, too long ago, too long apart, she couldn't wait another day for the Captain of Her Heart, as the day came up, she made the start, she stopped waiting for the Captain of Her Heart, too long ago, too long apart, she couldn't wait another day for the Captain of Her Heart ~~~ Sing it for me Doublee ~~ I Love the Mystery found in this song! :) ;)

Message: 36145 Posted: Tue Oct 19 07:59:55 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Unintellible Serge

mee krob is a very tasty crunchy noodle dish, sweet and spicy, hey Cheryl can come too!

Message: 36144 Posted: Tue Oct 19 07:42:44 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Tampa

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Tampa, FL (taken October 15th).

Message: 36143 Posted: Tue Oct 19 06:41:36 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 19, 2004

59 years ago - Patrick Simmons, guitarist and vocalist with the Doobie Brothers, is born. (1945)

38 years ago - The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour, with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck leaves and Page takes over lead guitar. (1966)

37 years ago - Tamla-Motown releases Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "I Second That Emotion." The record climbs to #4 on the pop chart and Number One of the R&B, making it their biggest hit since "Shop Around" in 1960. (1967)

36 years ago - At the invitation of Small Faces singer/guitarist Steve Marriott, singer/guitarist Peter Frampton of the Herd joins the Small Faces during a performance in London. This sets the stage for Humble Pie, the group Marriott and Frampton leave their respective groups to form. (1968)

31 years ago - David Bowie releases "Pin Ups," a collection of mid-Sixties cover versions. Posing next to Bowie on the cover is model Twiggy. (1973)

27 years ago - One of the more popular black rock and roll acts this year is the Brothers Johnson (George and Louis). Their "Strawberry Letter 23" is certified gold on this date, having recently hit Number One on the R&B chart and #5 on the pop chart. (1977)

25 years ago - Journey continues on the course started by last year's "Infinity" with their new release, "Evolution." The record, with Steve Perry behind the mic, does even better, surpassing sales of one million on this date.

23 years ago - Though it yielded only one minor hit single in "Backfired," "Koo Koo," the solo album by Blondie's Deborah Harry, goes gold today. (1981)


The Doobie Brothers - South City Midnight Lady

Up all night I could not sleep
The whiskey that I drank was cheap
With shakin' hands I went and I lit up my last cigarette
Well the sun came, night had fled
And sleepy eyed I reached my bed
I saw you sleepy dreamin' there all covered and warm

South city midnight lady
I'm much obliged indeed
You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need
I thought there was no reason
For all these things I do
But the smile that I sent out returned with you

When day has left the night behind
And shadows roll across my mind
I sometimes find myself alone out walkin' the street
Yes, and when I'm feelin' down and blue
Then all I do is think of you
And all my foolish problems seem to fade away

South city midnight lady
I'm much obliged indeed
You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need
I thought there was no reason
For all these things I do
But the smile that I sent out returned with you


Smart- Ass Answer #2

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?" The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."



Red Oak

Message: 36142 Posted: Tue Oct 19 04:00:24 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Unintellible Serge

You have started something Bluey
What about a bit of rhyming slang to set the scene for a barbie?

2. Noah's Ark
3. Joe Blake
4. Dog's eye
5. Reg Grundys!!!!!

Can you add some more and entertain those on the chat folder

we better reveal the words

1. pocket
4. meat pie
5. undies

What about a whole rhyming slang sentence?

Message: 36141 Posted: Tue Oct 19 03:47:14 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Unintellible Serge

<<<"eskies" was the one in question">>>


Before his "Crocodile Dundee" days, Paul Hogan had his own TV show and one of his regular segments was called "The Yobbos". The setting was a backyard with the compulsory barbeque ("barbie"). Hoges would walk out with his mate John Cornell ("Strop") wearing a towelling "Gilligan" hat, singlet, shorts and thongs (thin rubber footwear). They had zinc cream on their noses, the mandatory beer-gut and of course he would be carrying the esky full of Fosters beer. Women chatting over in the corner...the men over the barbie, drinking beer and discussing and solving the latest world problems. When Hoges took the lid of the esky, it got the loudest audience response. The show was very successful. "Best of" DVDs
have sold well.

Over here, when you go out to a barbie, you might forget to take the kids, the snags (sausages), diet soft-drink and sometimes even the wife but you NEVER forget the esky. You'd feel naked without it!
It's a national treasure, heritage listing.

<<<As for Tailand. Hmmm well will you spring me for the mee krob. I'm game>>>

Firstly, you obviously don't think that I know what "mee krob" means?
I've read some books! Secondly, Cheryl won't let me go.

For any Olivia Newton-John fans out there, Cheryl bought her latest CD (released here yesterday) "Indigo - Women of Song".
"Lovin You", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "Summertime", "Send In The Clowns" and other covers. Easy listening.


Message: 36140 Posted: Mon Oct 18 20:36:56 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Re: Peace.

I like all 3 Peace CDs, but especially the second one "Peace" because of all of Dan's songs on it. Revolving Door one of Dan's best songs ever, including what he did with America. Marvin and Gentry provide some gems on that CD too, like Windfall and Ocean Rolls.

Message: 36139 Posted: Mon Oct 18 16:27:08 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Las Vegas

It looks like Gerry could practically reach outside his window and play one of those guitars at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Message: 36138 Posted: Mon Oct 18 14:33:31 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Unintelligle Serge

Robyn, here's a link to an Australian magazine article that gives a pretty good description of what eskies are and how they got their name:

Case of the Chills article

I must admit, this was a new term for me, too.

Message: 36137 Posted: Mon Oct 18 14:26:37 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Las Vegas

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Las Vegas, NV.

Message: 36136 Posted: Mon Oct 18 14:12:59 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Unintelligle Serge

Your post with the term "eskies" was the one in question...

As for Thailand.. hmmm well will you spring for the mee krob? I'm game!

Message: 36135 Posted: Mon Oct 18 13:48:50 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Unintelligle Serge


You made me read some of my postings!!! (Did I write that????)
Then I saw it, I'm sure I spelt "Ciao" right. Tell you what we'll do. I'll meet you halfway, lets say Thailand, we'll have us a big night on the town and I'll teach you some brand new words!!! Love B.



Message: 36134 Posted: Mon Oct 18 13:25:33 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Bruno

Hi everyone!
Hellooooooo Bruno!
So so nice to hear from you!
Thanks a mil to you for sending it and to Steve for posting the Italian album pics. What i really enjoy about America fans around the world is their constant will to share. That is sooo cool a family, no?
Hope everyone is well.

Message: 36133 Posted: Mon Oct 18 13:13:20 2004 By: bruno
Subject: Thanks Bruno (?); no! Thanks Steve

Italian Album is a little (but rare) gift for Steve Lowry for great work.
Thanks Steve, your site is for all a spring of news about legendary band America.
Music of great band America lenghten the life: music of America arouse and evoke beatiful sensations, sweet memories, remote images, great spaces, escapes in the wind...
Hi Johnny, Steve, Genevieve, Nancy, Sergio, Danae and all
ciao bruno

Message: 36132 Posted: Mon Oct 18 13:08:52 2004 By: KevinS.
Subject: Peace.

I agree, Johhny, Peace is very good. I remember when I heard it the first time, it sent chills down my spine. The three part harmony was as close to America as I've heard since Dan left. And some of Dan's songs are among my favorites of his. I especially like Revolving Door and Call On Me.

Dan is hitting on all cylinders right now. It's a shame he's doing it in relative anonymity.


Message: 36131 Posted: Mon Oct 18 12:25:33 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Sent Me This Package In The Mail???

Awesome Johnny! Thats so cool man!

Message: 36130 Posted: Mon Oct 18 09:13:47 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Orlando

Click here to see the view from Gerry's hotel window in Orlando, FL.

Message: 36129 Posted: Mon Oct 18 08:35:58 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Unitelligible Serge

I just had to laugh, Bluey, as one of your recent posts sent me scrambling for an Aussie-Yankee translation page! I don't speak English, I speak American, which as you can tell is a variation on a theme. I love learning new words- thanks for that.

Message: 36128 Posted: Mon Oct 18 06:55:48 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 18, 2004

78 years ago - Rock & Roll legend Chuck Berry is born. (1926)

55 years ago - Gary Richrath, guitarist and vocalist for REO Speedwagon, is born. (1949)

40 years ago - The Animals first U.K. tour as headliners open in Manchester, England, with Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Tommy Tucker and the Nasvhille Teens as support acts. (1964)

38 years ago - The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays a their first major concert for an audience of 14,500 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The British press characterizes Hendrix as "the wild man of pop." (1966)

37 years ago - "How I Won the War," Richard Lester's anti-war black comedy starring John Lennon. is given its world premiere at London's Premiere Theatre. (1967)

36 years ago - Led Zeppelin plays its first U.K. date at London's Marquee Club. The seminal heavy-metal band made its world debut in Scandinavia at the start of the month. (1968)

36 years ago - John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested and charged with possession of marijuana during a raid on Ringo Starr's London apartment, where the two are staying. (1968)

30 years ago - Mary Woodson, who claims to be Al Green's girlfriend, shoots herself to death in the singer's home. The shooting, which is ruled a suicide, comes after she had thrown a pot of boiling grits on Green as he was getting out of the bathtub. He went to the hospital with first and second degree buns on his back, neck and arms. (1974)

29 years ago - Simon and Garfunkel reunite on "Saturday Night Live." (1975)

25 years ago - Fifteen black youths are arrested at an Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Madison Square Garden . They are charged with having beaten and robbed patrons on their way to the concert. (1979)

18 years ago - Christine McVie marries composer Eduardo DeMendonca. (1986)

14 years ago - The City of Los Angeles declares today "Rocky Horror Picture Show Day", marking the 15th Anniversary of the movie. There is a big party with most of the film's cast two days later.


REO Speedwagon - Ridin' The Storm Out

Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter.
My wine bottle's low, watching for the snow
I've been thinking lately of what I'm missing in the city.

And I'm not missing a thing
Watchin' the full moon crossing the range
Ridin' the storm out
Ridin' the storm out.

My lady's beside me, she's there to guide me.
She says that alone we've finally found home.
The wind outside is frightening,
but it's kinder than the lightning life in the city.
It's a hard life to live but it gives back what you give.


Smart- Ass Answer #1

A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check
tickets. As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her. Without missing a beat...she said, "Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub."


Happy Monday. Tx Bluey for the LRB clip, didn't sound 2 bad. NancyH, hope ur cornfield frolic didn't leave u with cold ears. Shux, never enter a maize without suitable protection.

Have a day...........

Red Oak

Message: 36127 Posted: Mon Oct 18 06:25:58 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Re; Aria Inductees-LRB

<<Sergio: Two great Zombies covers,
"She's Not There".....Santana
"Tell Her No".........Juice Newton (on her "Greatest Hits" CD)>>


Thanks for the tip. I'll have to look both of them up, two unlikely artists, but it should be interesting to hear their covers.


Message: 36126 Posted: Mon Oct 18 06:14:38 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Sent Me This Package In The Mail???

Congratulations my friend! You are a walkin', talkin' America Encyclopaedia and you well deserve it. LOL. Mr. Peek is a class act for acknowledging your gift and expressing his gratitude with such generosity. I am very happy for you!!!

Sir Joe

Message: 36125 Posted: Mon Oct 18 05:09:07 2004 By: Howard Lieboff
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Send Me This Package In The Mail???

Over the years, Dan Peek has been very graciously generous to alot of us very dedicated fans. I've been one of the lucky ones myself.
I intiated at first to send him some video footage and music cd's
that probably brought back some fond memories. I've also communicated with his brother Tom and dad who have been graciously nice and very hospitable.

Johnny, you are correct...Peace has made some great music.
I have the first 2 cd's. I've just ordered Under The Mercy and can't wait to hear it. Their version of Turn, Turn, Turn is excellent and I also love their version of Dan's Never Found The Time.

Happy Monday everyone. HL

Message: 36124 Posted: Mon Oct 18 04:13:20 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Sent Me This Package In The Mail???

Very cool. Good form, Mr. Peek.

Message: 36123 Posted: Mon Oct 18 00:23:10 2004 By: thommo
Subject: jeff larson

I just received a copy of SEPIA by Jeff Larson - if you haven't yet bought the cd do yourselves a favour and purchase this one - Gerry's song CRYIN is terrific
Jeff has some great support with Gerry, Dewey, Jeff Foskett etc

A cd to sit back and just enjoy for the harmonies, guitar etc

Message: 36122 Posted: Mon Oct 18 00:14:44 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re; Aria Inductees-LRB

Red: Aria Awards - Little River Band sang "Help Is On The Way" -the live video has just been loaded and can be seen on the Arias

Sergio: Two great Zombies covers,
"She's Not There".....Santana
"Tell Her No".........Juice Newton (on her "Greatest Hits" CD)

Anita" Thank you very much....Many Happy Returns.


Message: 36121 Posted: Sun Oct 17 21:19:20 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Hey, Who Sent Me This Package In The Mail???

I'm enjoying the heck out of these CDs. I'm very impressed with the music of PEACE! I highly recommend PEACE to those who have never heard their music before. I don't think you'll be disappointed. To the contrary!

Message: 36120 Posted: Sun Oct 17 21:14:03 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Hey, Who Send Me This Package In The Mail???

I want to share with you all something I rec'd in the mail just the other day that was so VERY unexpected. It's a good thing; however, I tell this with some reservation because this person, no doubt, would prefer that I keep his generosity between just him and me. But, no way will I do that because it deserves to be told.

I sent a special someone one of the brass America belt buckles that I had. I also sent this person a necktie with numerous guitars on it. I did so to express my sincere appreciation to him for all that he has contributed to enrich my life with the music he has created over these many years.

This is a list of the items I received in the package the other day:

America's "The Complete Greatest Hits" CD

Dan Peek's: "Bodden Town", "Driftin'", Caribbean Christmas", and "Guitar Man" CDs

Peace's: "Under The Mercy", "Peace" self-titled, and "Stronger Than You Know" CDs.

A Peace t-shirt

Yes, the person who sent me these wonderful items are none other than the Guitar Man myself, Mr. Dan Peek!

So, Dan, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your extreme thoughtfulness and generosity. I will never forget it! "YOU" are the greatest!!!


Message: 36119 Posted: Sun Oct 17 20:46:24 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Cindy FTS

Thanks Cindy! And a belated happy birthday to you. Hope to see you again at a show before too long -- the Birchmere was great!

Message: 36118 Posted: Sun Oct 17 20:43:26 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Thanks Bruno

Thanks, Steve, for confirming that the release Bruno has is indeed a vinyl LP. I'm sure as most everyone has gathered, it's identical to the songs on "History".

Message: 36117 Posted: Sun Oct 17 19:40:24 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Listening Party/Orlando

Happy Birthday fellow Libra Anita!

Cindy FTS

Message: 36116 Posted: Sun Oct 17 18:26:31 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Birthday Greetings/This Day in Rock

Happy Birthday, Anita! Enjoy and have one on me!
Red, absolutely LOVED the shower jokes. Oh, they are so true!

Message: 36115 Posted: Sun Oct 17 18:04:31 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Thanks Mo

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Mo. At least I can say I'm younger than two certain gentleman musicians we know (though not by much!).

Message: 36114 Posted: Sun Oct 17 18:03:19 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: The Zombies and Love/Bluey

Bluey, you and the reviewers are correct about the fact that Love should have been the headliner. Although we did enjoy The Zombies, they couldn't hold a candle to Love. And no, Russ Ballard was nowhere in sight. They did do a couple of Argent tunes.

Message: 36113 Posted: Sun Oct 17 17:31:15 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: My Sunday Ramblins

Yep Me Again ~ Hi there everyone! :) ~~ What a afternoon we had here, we headed out to a Big Cornfield Maze with Nathan's cub scout group.. Let me tell you this was one experience.. We got there and were handed a piece of paper with little squares on, with pics in them and we had to find these spots in the big cornfield maze... It was alright at first, but then it felt like we were just ending up in the same spots all the time... I was beginning to think we weren't going to find our way out LOL!!! We did tho and picked out some pumpkins and headed home to have some Hot Chocolate, boy it was a Chilly Burrrr there! :)

Hi there Joe D ~~ I just wanted to say I have been hitting the replay button on your version of Amber Cascades since late friday night, and yes yes yes, you have hit this one right on for sure.. I also have been walking around humming and singing ~~ and we call to the man who walks on the water and talk of a plan to stop all this slaughter and dew ~~~ bubbles of blue burst into twoooo ~~~ Play it for me again Joe D. Hmmm ~~ If you were to do a show as your own AMERICA cover guy, I sure would come to see you play these great songs! :)

My Pre Friday Jam ~ Was listening to Peace's cds, Wow there sure are some really nice songs on these, Smooth accoustics and nice vocals to accompany. My friday morning jam was The Definitive AMERICA cd and I hit the replay on Horse with No Name 3 times and sang the Lalalalallaalla's extra loud as I drove to my office, I heard Sister Golden Hair on my radio station at work and then listened to I Need You & Ventura Hwy on my way back home from the office, my Post friday Jam was Joe Doyle's Amber Cascade and also the new soundclips that Jeff Larson has put on his website Nice Nice Nice :) Yesterday I kinda went back to the 70's and listened to the group Batdorf & Rodney & Batdorf & McLean ~~ Let me tell you, I could hear Crosby Stills & Nash along with Emerson Lake & Palmer, and a touch of the Moody Blues in these songs. It was great getting to hear these songs tho, really great accoustic gems found on these songs for sure! :)

Hi hoooo Redddd ~~ I enjoyed reading about Rick Nelson's reason for writing Garden Party... I always enjoyed hearing that song, and sang along with it too, and I must admit, when I saw pics of him at my cousins when I would babysit, I had a crush on Rick! He was sooo cute! ~~ I got a kick out of your Lady versus Man & Visca Versa Shower routines... Too much for sure! :)

Hmmm soooo it was Notting Hill and Richard Gere Mo... wow... I love that movie, but it has been a while since I watched it, tonight Runaway Bride is on tbs, earlier today Pretty Woman was on hbo.. I watched that movie "Somethings Gotta Give" late last night, with Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton it was pretty good. ~~ Lately my quotes that have been heard here is "There's No Crying in Baseball" and then the one scene in the movie "What a Girl Wants" where Henry and his daughter Daphney are sitting down at the breakfast table and they both butter their toast exactly the same way and then spread the jelly and kinda fold the toast in half with the spoon and then taking a bite of this folded jelly toast and then lick their finger all in the same way and at the same time.. We have watched both of these movies sooooo many times lately, love them both...

Hmmm Bluey ~~ You were mentioning Halloween coming and you and your Mrs bought some Lollies and ice creams... that is a pretty interesting treat combo... Nice that you were playing your AMERICA songs while doing your outside painting.. AMERICA's songs has a way of helping me get lots of things done at times...

Hi there SteveL ~~ Nice to see you survived your camping trip with the scouts. Thanks for drawing our attention to the album that was released there in Italy, soooo Neat of Bruno to send you a one of these albums to have! Ciao Bruno :) ~~ Oooh just wanted to add this about the trip to the Cornfield Maze, there was also a big group of Girl Scouts there and there were times we bumped into each other and we helped them find some of the picture spots and they helped us... sooo it was kinda neat seeing all of these little girls and boys having fun in the Oooooh sooo big Cornfield! :)

Happy Birthday Anita ~~ Have fun celebrating your b'day! ~~ Tooo neat how you just saw the Zombie's and they were mentioned in Red's Rock history facts... I can remember hearing these songs that were meantioned by them, ooooh sooo long ago... when reading the name Rod Argent & Russ Ballard being in the group Argent, their song Hold Your Head Up came to my mind, and then that took me back to the days when I headed to oooh sooo many dances at the Firehall, and hearing these songs played there...

Bluey & Red ~~ That is great news about Little River Band being an ARIA inductee! it would be great to hear them sing NightOwls one time together again... the Little River Band that is tourning here in the states is going to be at the Pepsi Roadhouse in Pittsburgh Pa on November 12th, the radio station that I pick up in my office is a Pittsburgh station, and I am hoping to have a shot at winning tickets to this dinner\show, Poco will be doing this show with them. It would be great to hear both of them! :)

Hi there Nettie ~~ Be sure and let us know if you see this ARIA inductee's cd there at your Media Play and if you get it by chance let us know what you think of it, Okay :)

Okay thats about it for now... see all of you sunday night chat friends in a little bit! Nancy :)

Hmmm there is a song on this "Off the Shelf" Batdorf & Rodney album called "Can You See Him" I sure love hitting the replay button on it, it is a Lonnnnnnng song and I can hear alot of AMERICA sound in this too. ~~ Boy hearing all of these great accoustic songs, is making me want to grab a guitar and try to play it myself... :) ;)

Message: 36112 Posted: Sun Oct 17 17:09:05 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Thanks Bruno

Is it actually a record album or a CD?

Johnny, it's a vinyl LP.

Message: 36111 Posted: Sun Oct 17 16:46:19 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: The Zombies and Love

I hate to be picky but it's "TIME" of the Season, not "Sign"...anyway where was I?DanC

Message: 36110 Posted: Sun Oct 17 16:33:44 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Media play

wow i work at a media play and would get a discount for those gold records!!!! that is awesome!!! Annette aka nettie

Message: 36109 Posted: Sun Oct 17 16:31:17 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: ARIA Inductees- LRB.

Did they perform?

Message: 36108 Posted: Sun Oct 17 16:18:09 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: Listening Party/Orlando

Anita, hope it's a great birthday! Sounds like a fun weekend and month.

Way to go Terri being four rows back with 10,000 people packed in. Are you serious though about the new addition to the setlist?


Message: 36107 Posted: Sun Oct 17 15:48:30 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Just to Pass along this Orlando Playlist Info!

Hi Hoooo Everyone ~~ I recieved an email from the Terri Prenner, who was Lucky enough to be at the Orlando show this weekend.

hi all
I'm still in Orlando (a 3 hour drive from home) and trying to "come back to earth" from the greatest show to date...this year anyway. 10,000 people at Church Street a sea of people as deep as 3 city blocks Apparently Orlando loves America as much as We do in south FL.

In that 10,000 people my friend and I (her first show ever) were 4 rows back. GREAT SHOW! OK so as you all know...I can't post on the fan page so I rely on someone to post the set list for me. They scratched Unicorn at the last minute Rats! But here's the list

Ventura Hwy
Don't Cross the River
Company (I'm reading that from the list BUT do not remember Dewey doing that at all??? I just remembered, they replaced it with "everyone i meet is from California"
I need you
Nowhere man
Tin Man
border (really rocked that one)
woman tonight
only in your heart
California dreaming
lonely people
never be lonely
sandman (with a reggae tempo for a chorus)
sister golden hair


California revisited
horse of course

look for a show coming to your area soon. two new songs to the list will be "Wednesday morning" and "muskrat".

Thanks a Bunch Terri! ~~ I sure hope that Wednesday Morning & Muskrat Love will be included in the playlist by the time I head to see them in Feb at Seven Springs! Sounds like it was an Awesome crowd there to greet Gerry & Dewey and the Band! ~~ Enjoy it up there on Cloud 10 Terri, come to live chat and share some more of your time with us please! :) See ya, Nancy :)

Message: 36106 Posted: Sun Oct 17 15:48:10 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: ARIA Inductees- LRB.

Red oak:

Red, The Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA) were presented at the Sydney Superdome last night. A group called JET took most of the awards.

The "classic" line-up of Little River Band - Glenn Shorrock, Graeham Goble, Beeb Birtles, Derek Pellicci, David Briggs and George McArdie-was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.


Message: 36105 Posted: Sun Oct 17 15:00:57 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: The Zombies and Love

Moser...I thought someone would have picked up the last quote as it has a touch of America in it.:
"You goddamn faggots...this stuff will make you a goddamn sexual Tyrannosaurus...........just like me!"
Jesse VENTURA... Arnold Schwarzeneegger's movie -"PREDATOR"
"The trouble with Scotland is it's full of........Scots"
Patrick McGoohan (King Edward 1)....1995 "BRAVEHEART"

Anita: I read the reviews for the Arthur Lee & Love shows held on the 13 and 14 October.. site. Just wanted to know if Russ Ballard was sighted? As you know Rod Argent (Zombies) and Russ were both in Argent together. The reviews suggested that Love should have been the main act! Thanks.


Message: 36104 Posted: Sun Oct 17 14:07:40 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Listening Party/Movie Quotes

Happy happy, Anita.

I don't know what movies your quotes are from. Please, enlighten me.

Message: 36103 Posted: Sun Oct 17 13:53:03 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Thanks Bruno

That's a great cover design! Is it actually a record album or a CD?

(Hello Bruno!)

Message: 36102 Posted: Sun Oct 17 13:50:01 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: AMERICA's Self-Titled LP w/o "A Horse With No Name"

I'm putting up for sale my copy of America's first LP that DOES NOT contain "A Horse With No Name"! I'm accepting the best offer over $20. The album has all of the other songs from the first LP but NO "Horse"... it's "horseless". The album cover and its original sleeve has a clipped-off top right corner. The album has a white label on it stating that it's a promotional copy and that it's not for sale. The record itself is in good condition but it does have a number of visible scratches although light. The cover itself is in good condition. On the back where it lists the songs, all the other songs are listed there except "Horse".

This would be a GREAT item to have Dewey and Gerry autograph! I had it with me in Sweetwater but I didn't want to bombard D&G with more than 3 items to autograph.

I'll ship the album via USPS Media Mail. Shipping cost will be $3. If you're someone I know as a regular participant on the folder, I'll accept a check. Otherwise, cash well hidden is the other method. Email address:

Message: 36101 Posted: Sun Oct 17 13:33:42 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Thanks Bruno

Back in August Bruno sent me some photos of a 1991 America album that was released in Italy. The album is titled America - The Very Best and at that time I added it to the albums section of the America Fans web site. This past weekend Bruno sent me the album and it was waiting for me when I got back from my scout campout. Thanks Bruno! That was very kind of you.

Message: 36100 Posted: Sun Oct 17 11:08:45 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: The Zombies and Love


Even though the Zombies were the headliners, Arthur Lee and Love put on a much better show. Both acts played all the songs you've mentioned. But Arthur Lee's performance was amazing, considering the fact that he's about 60 and he's had a difficult life, to put it mildly.

Message: 36099 Posted: Sun Oct 17 10:42:26 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Cover band (for Bluey)

<<Sergio and MarkM...thanks boys, I really enjoy your company. They had Gloria Estefan's "Anything For You" on MusicMax and thought of your wonderful description of her last concert Serge.>>

Thanks, Bluey. I'm glad you enjoyed the review, Ms. Estefan certainly delivered the goods, of which we were happy, because flying down twice cost me more than I care to spend on a concert. However, I had promised my wife to take her to see Gloria as a 31st wedding anniversary and it was something that had to happen.


Message: 36098 Posted: Sun Oct 17 10:34:46 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: The Zombies and Love


I remember the song "My Little Red Book", but that's about it. However, I use to be a big fan of the Zombies, "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Sign of the Season", all three are classics of the British Invasion years. How were their performances?


Message: 36097 Posted: Sun Oct 17 09:03:13 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Listening Party

Tonight's listening party will feature the first album. I might be a bit late as I'll be out celebrating my birthday.

Message: 36096 Posted: Sun Oct 17 09:02:18 2004 By: Anita
Subject: The Zombies and Love

Saw a fantastic, rockin' show last night locally, featuring The Zombies plus Arthur Lee and Love. Just curious, who remembers Love?

Message: 36095 Posted: Sun Oct 17 07:29:59 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 17, 2004

44 years ago - Billboard reports Dion and the Belmonts are splitting up. (1960)

40 years ago - The Zombies' "She's Not There" is released. (1964)

37 years ago - The musical "Hair" makes its premiere off-Broadway at New York's Public Theatre. (1967)

36 years ago - Jose Feliciano, the blind Latino singer-guitarist, issues his controversial, bluesy rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" on RCA Records. He first performed it at a 1968 World Series game between the Tigers and Cardinals. The fans booed Feliciano's rendition. (1968)

36 years ago - Ziggy Marley is born. (1968)

35 years ago - Led Zeppelin begins its third U.S. tour at New York's Carnegie Hall. It also releases its "Led Zeppelin II" LP, which many feel is destined to become the heavy-metal Bible. (1969)

35 years ago - The Kinks launch their first U.S. tour in four years. The band had troubles getting permits with the American Federation of Musicians because of its frequent boozing and fisticuffs on stage. That, and the fact that the group appeared on "Hullabaloo" in 1966 without their permission. (1969)

34 years ago - Eric Clapton's "After Midnight" is released. (1970)

26 years ago - Frankie Valli hits Number One hit with the title track from "Grease." It's the biggest hit of his solo career and will go on to sell over seven million copies. (1978)

25 years ago - Fleetwood Mac's two record set "Tusk," an experimental set of songs that cost the band $1 million to record, is released on Warner Brothers Records. (1979)

18 years ago - "Sid And Nancy," the film biography of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opens nationally. (1986)

13 years ago - Tenneessee Ernie Ford dies in Reston, Virginia. He was 72. (1991)

6 years ago - Aerosmith holds an interactive cybercast of their concert in Holmdel, NJ. Each member is equipped with a microwave camera to broadcast their individual points of views -- Steven Tyler on his mike stand, Joe Perry on his neck, Tom Hamilton on his hat, Brad Whitford on his glasses and Joey Kramer on his chest. (1998)

5 years ago - Bruce Springsteen and the reunited E Street Band play the first of four nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The concert is the first event in the building. (1999)


The Kinks - Lola

I met her in a club down in North Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Cherry Cola
C-O-L-A Cola.

She walked up to me and she asked me to dance.
I asked her name and in a dark brown voice she said, "Lola"
L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo Lola

Well, I'm not the world's most physical guy,
But when she squeesed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola

Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walks like a woman and talks like a man
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo Lola

Well, we drank champagne and danced all night,
Under electric candlelight,
She picked me up and sat me on her knee,
She said, "Little boy won't you come home with me?"

Well, I'm not the world's most passionate guy,
But when I looked in her eyes,
I almost fell for my Lola,
Lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo Lola

I pushed her away. I walked to the door.
I fell to the floor. I got down on my knees.
I looked at her, and she at me.

Well that's the way that I want it to stay.
I always want it to be that way for my Lola.
Lo lo lo Lola.

Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls.
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world,
except for Lola. Lo lo lo Lola. Lo lo lo Lola.

Well I left home just a week before,
and I never ever kissed a woman before,
Lola smiled and took me by the hand,
she said, "Little boy, gonna make you a man."

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man,
but I know what I am and that I'm a man,
so is Lola.
Lo lo lo Lola. Lo lo lo Lola.


"Man vs. Woman" (Continued)

How To Shower Like a Man:

Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed and leave them in a pile.

Walk naked to the bathroom.

If you see wife along the way, shake unit at her making the 'woo-woo' sound.

Look at your manly physique in the mirror.

Admire the size of your unit and scratch your butt.

Get in the shower.

Wash your face.

Wash your armpits.

Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse them off.

Fart and laugh at how loud it sounds in the shower.

Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area.

Wash your butt, leaving those coarse butt hairs stuck on the soap.

Wash your hair.

Make a Shampoo Mohawk.


Rinse off and get out of shower.

Partially dry off.

Fail to notice water on floor because curtain was hanging out of tub the whole time.

Admire unit size in mirror again.

Leave shower curtain open, wet mat on floor, light and fan on.

Return to bedroom with towel around waist.

If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake unit at her and make the 'woo-woo' sound again.

Throw wet towel on bed.


Time to shower & compare notes.

Have a gr8 day...........

Red Oak

Message: 36094 Posted: Sat Oct 16 23:47:50 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Sherman Oaks

How's this for co-incidence:

I mentioned to Craig about a racehorse called Ventura Hiway running in Queensland.

I had a couple of bets today...Queensland (Sunshine Coast)
Race No. 8 Horse No 13 Sherman Oaks
Started rank outsider at 100/1...came from last and ran 4th.
Maybe next time!


Message: 36093 Posted: Sat Oct 16 23:43:52 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Cover band

no bluey but next best thing - most of alice coopers cds!!!!!!!!!!

Message: 36092 Posted: Sat Oct 16 20:42:21 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Cover band

Craig.....For a couple of years now, a racehorse has been racing in Queensland called...Ventura Hiway. It has won a couple of times.

Sergio and MarkM...thanks boys, I really enjoy your company. They had Gloria Estefan's "Anything For You" on MusicMax and thought of your wonderful description of her last concert Serge.

Talk about writing in Spanish. I was looking at another chatline the other night which is for a band touring Europe at the moment. Someone got onto the line and had they say in their native language..The next message said something like "Would that idiot who posted the last message re-do in English so everyone can read it!" I never thought about chatlines which cover non-English speaking areas before this and was amazed that all the messages are written in fact written in English.

Cheryl only just mentioned this morning about Halloween! We get a few large bags of lollies and ice-creams for the neighbourhood kids and of course they know we have got them, so we are normally the first port-o-call. I get a real kick of of it. Because it's spring, the daylight hours are longer so the kids just keep coming.

Thommo - did you end up getting "Marilyn Manson's Greatest Hits" CD?

Jimbob - Have you worn out that DVD down yet?

Johnny...that was funny, very clever.

Message: 36091 Posted: Sat Oct 16 19:34:58 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's solo works

Thanks Steve
I have ordered ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, so when I receive it I'll let you know what I think

I must have time on my hands - I went through all the Dan peek compositions on America cds that he was a member and put them onto 1 cd - my wife thought it was a great collection - I have been playing it over quite a bit - so I look forward to ALL THINGS arriving



Message: 36090 Posted: Sat Oct 16 17:57:17 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Black Cover Band

I don't think genius is the word? I think it would be more like "smartass". Are you sure you still want me to donate? We just moved to a whole different organ?
Mark M

Message: 36089 Posted: Sat Oct 16 16:53:46 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Unintelligible (correction) and America heard in unusual places

Oops! I typed my reply so fast that I missed a letter on "unintelligible". Sorry! I hate to mispell a word...

Today my wife and I went on a quest to find a Halloween shirt for our daughter and went to numerous stores, one of them Marshall's, which didn't have the shirt, but to our pleasant surprise, while browsing we heard our favorite group over the piped in music...they were playing "Lonely People". It's amazing where one might hear an America Classic...


Message: 36088 Posted: Sat Oct 16 16:21:57 2004 By: craig
Subject: cover band

Beatlemania was on broadway when all 4 beatles were still alive ( granted no longer together ) but the best was when steve perry left journey they just went out and hired the lead singer from a journey cover band. I think cover or tribute bands are the ultimate compliment I'm naming mine VENTURA HIGHWAY

Message: 36087 Posted: Sat Oct 16 13:21:11 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Black Cover Band

My suggstion for cover band name - "Daisy Jane"

To Sergio,

Thanks for explaining everything. It can be our little secret.
I even put in a teaser with the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie one liner- "chaw tabacco". I gather, since there has been no inquiries, that everyone knows that it is Aboriginal for "chewing tobacco". Ciao.

Mark M:

<<Bluey..we already have Average white band>>

Mark, if this isn't a personal question, are you an organ donor? If so, can I have first call on your brain? Any person who can just sum up and de-stabilise a situation with those simple words -"Bluey...we already have Average white band"- is a genius! If you can let me know when to pick it up?

Woman Taxi Driver
Bloke jumps in the cab, says 'take me to the cheapest whorehouse in town' She replies 'you in it!'

Bill Clinton:
A senator rushes into the Oval Office, 'Mr President what are we going to about the Abortion Bill?' Bill says, 'Pay it'.


Message: 36086 Posted: Sat Oct 16 08:30:20 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 16, 2004

61 years ago - Fred Turner, bassist for Bachman Turner Overdrive, is born. (1943)

57 years ago - Bob Weir, guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead, is born. (1947)

50 years ago - Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on "The Louisiana Hayride" radio show. (1954)

47 years ago - Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" is released by Keen Records. The single will be his biggest hit selling two-and-a-half million copies. (1957)

42 years ago - Motown Records launches a two-month tour of the U.S. in Washington D.C. The bill features the Miracles, Mary Wells, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Little Stevie Wonder. It ends with a four-nighter at the Apollo Theater. (1962)

42 years ago - Flea, of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers is born. (1962)

38 years ago - Grace Slick makes her first appearance with the Jefferson Airplane at the Filmore West in San Francisco. She replaces Signe Toly Anderson, who left the band to have a baby. (1966)

37 years ago - Joan Baez and 123 other anti-draft demonstrators are arrested for blocking the entrance to the Oakland, California Armed Forces Induction Center. They are jailed for ten days. (1967)

36 years ago - The New Yardbirds play their first concert at a club in London. They later change their name to Led Zeppelin. (1968)

35 years ago - Leonard Chess dies of a heart attack. Along with his brother Phil, he founded Chess Records in the early 50's. (1969)

33 years ago - Issac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" is released. (1971)

32 years ago - Creedance Clearwater Revival issue a statement announcing the group's break-up. It reads, "We don't regard this as breaking up. We look at it as an expansion of our activities. We will devote our time to individual rather than group projects." (1972)

28 years ago - Stevie Wonder's "Song in the Key of Life" is released. It will immediately hit the chart and stay there into 1978. It's Wonder's first release since his $13 million signing with Motown. The three record set goes platinum yielding the hits, "Sir Duke," "Isn't She Lovely," "Another Star" and "I Wish." (1976)

23 years ago - Bob Dylan begins his Shot of Love tour with a concert at the Milwaukee Auditorium. After generating mostly negative reactions to his Christian proselytizing on his last U.S. tour in 1979, this time Dylan restricts his preaching to his songs-a mix of pre-rebirth and post-rebirth material. (1981)

22 years ago - RCA Records releases Daryl Hall and John Oates' "H2O" which will match the spectacular performance of their last album, "Private Eyes," going to Top Five on the pop LPs chart and yielding two hits: "Maneater" and "One on One." (1982)

18 years ago - Eric Clapton and Keith Richards perform at a birthday bash for Chuck Berry, who turned 60 two days later. (1986)

12 years ago - Singer Sinead O'Connor is booed off the stage at a show honoring Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. The crowd was reacting to O'Connor's attack on the Pope, whom she had torn up a picture of on "Saturday Night Live" two weeks earlier. (1992)


Huey Lewis & The News - We're Not Here For A Long Time (We're Here For A Good Time)

There's a party down on the corner, do you want to go?
They got rhythm, a little blues, and a whole lot of soul
I don't care what you've got to say
You're comin' with me anyway
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

I know it's hard makin' a living every day
And I know how hard you've been workin'
But now it's time to play
Tell that wolf waitin' at your door
He'll just have to wait some more
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
It might just come to pass
Ain't no use in pretending
Tonight could be the last

Tell the mailman to hold the mail
Get ready to wag your tail
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
Who knows if it's true?
Ain't no use in pretending
There's not much we can do

Leave a message for those who call
We're out havin' us a ball
We're not here for a long time
We're here for a good time


"Man vs. Woman"

How To Shower Like a Woman:

Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks.

Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown.

If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.

Look at your womanly physique in the mirror - make mental note to do more sit-ups/leg-lifts, etc.

Get in the shower.

Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah and pumice stone.

Wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins.

Wash your hair again to make sure it's clean.

Condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced.

Wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until RED.

Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash.

Rinse conditioner off hair.

Shave armpits and legs.

Turn off shower.

Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower.

Spray mold spots with Tilex.

Get out of shower.

Dry with towel the size of a small country.

Wrap hair in super absorbent towel.

Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head.

If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.



Have a gr8 weekend all..............

Where have all the flowers gone?

Red Oak

Message: 36085 Posted: Sat Oct 16 08:26:08 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: re Cover band

<<America Revisited...>>

No, the name "America Revisited" would strictly be for a cover band of an America cover band who was being called, "Everyone I Meet Is From America".

Message: 36084 Posted: Sat Oct 16 08:06:10 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: re Cover band

A lot of tribute bands use names of songs from the band they tribute.
Like "The Beatles" there is "Rain, 1964, Penny lane". Just to name a few I have heard of or saw.
I will go with "Cornwall Blank".
Mark M

Message: 36083 Posted: Sat Oct 16 07:58:41 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Re: Re; Re: Black Band

We already have"Average white band"
Mark M

Message: 36082 Posted: Sat Oct 16 07:19:53 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Unitelligible Serge


You are talking with an OLD Cuban-American (I learned English the RIGHT way back in the early 60's)so maybe that's were the language gap comes from. We could try Spanish if you can't understand my old fashioned English.:o)

Message: 36081 Posted: Sat Oct 16 07:07:58 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: re Cover band

America Revisited...DanC

Message: 36080 Posted: Sat Oct 16 04:05:15 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Movie Quote Revisited


From any Arnie movie....

"You God damn faggots....this stuff (chaw tabacco) will make you a God damn sexual Tyrannosaurus..........just like me!"


Message: 36079 Posted: Sat Oct 16 03:30:58 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Re: Re; Re: Black Band

<<<<<It's a very good album and rather eclectic, meaning Santana morphs very effectively with the different styles of his guest artists>>>>>


Mate I'm just a dumb retired Australian Police Sergeant who doesn't want to get a dictionary out to understand what in the hell you're talking about!!!! Please, can you type in English next time? I mean words like "album" and "effectively" were banned years ago.

By the way we can't fit in another Re:Black Band :- Call it White Band, Purple Band, Tangarine Band...anything but bloody Black Band!
Love, Bluey

Message: 36078 Posted: Sat Oct 16 02:23:32 2004 By: Cornwallis Blanche
Subject: re Cover band

Anyone have guess at what an America cover band, imaginary or otherwise,would call its self ?
Go on lets have some suggestions, I havn`t come up with anything very original, but I suppose the obvious one would be AMERICANA !!


Message: 36077 Posted: Fri Oct 15 21:59:46 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

<<Sure. Why not.>>


Not to make anyone else here feel left out, I'd like to extend the offer/bet to anyone else who posts here on a regular basis the some offer: My second brass America belt buckle for something of interest that you may have America-wise.

Anyone else? Gerry? Dewey?

Message: 36076 Posted: Fri Oct 15 21:12:29 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: Songs For The Road

how about "Live" versions of Company and Here, two great "road songs"...DanC

Message: 36075 Posted: Fri Oct 15 21:09:58 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: Black Band, OT

Europa, Wow that one brings back memories. One of my all time favorite Santana tunes and one of my all time favorite album covers that that song came from, the album was called Amigos for anyone who remembers albums...DanC.

Message: 36074 Posted: Fri Oct 15 20:36:24 2004 By: Vic
Subject: Re: Songs For The Road

I'd add "Donkey Jaw" and "Greenhouse". I'd drop, survival.

Message: 36073 Posted: Fri Oct 15 19:03:00 2004 By: John Lussier
Subject: Re: Joe Doyle - Amber Cascades

All i can say is I am glad everyone in my house has gone out. Played this and I immediately broke into song. Loud. Just couldn't help myself. Joe, you have outdown yourself yet again. Can't wait for Volume 2!

Message: 36072 Posted: Fri Oct 15 18:48:21 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Re Black Band


Glad to see that you got "Shaman", It's a very good album and rather eclectic, meaning Santana morphs very effectively with the different styles of his guest artists. Aaaah! "The Game of Love" with Michelle Branch, as I've mentioned before, what a gem of a song~ Latin pop at its best.

Mark M,

Yes "Superman" by Barbara Streisand must have been released in the late 70's if I remember correctly, and that is a long time ago...


Message: 36071 Posted: Fri Oct 15 17:35:27 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re Black Band

Mark M and Sergio,

Thanks boys. Actually you jolted my memory re The Beatles. One of their first ever releases was an instrumental - "Cry For A Shadow" written by John Lennon and George Harrison.

Sergio....Santana, of course. Got the "Shaman" CD which features track No. 8 "America" with P.O.D. and "The Game Of Love" with Michelle Branch.

Moser: A couple of movie one liners I love. See if you can guess the first one.
"The trouble with Scotland is it's full of........Scots!'

2nd is taken from a Gary Busey movie called "Steel Sharks"
He's a submarine captain who has just saved the world. The Admiral congratulates him, his reply,
'My crew did all the work, I just take the credit!'


Message: 36070 Posted: Fri Oct 15 16:59:23 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Black Band

I think what I do like about "the Band" is their backwoods, sorta hillbilly sound. I think they are best if listned to, right after watching "Deliverance". Kinda gets a feller in the mood fur some gritts !
"Post Beatles" have some instrumentals. "Paul McCartney has a number of them.
Loup(1st indian on the moon)
Frozen Jap
Mama Miss America (no conection to our America)
Rockestra theme...and more.
"George Harrison" has a couple.
Harris on Tour
and a beautiful one from "Brainwashed" his final and one of his best albums, that acually wasn't finished or rleased till after his death.
""Marwa blues"
Mark M

Message: 36069 Posted: Fri Oct 15 16:31:25 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Barbra/Superman

Now that you mention it...I remember seeing that cover too.
A looooong time ago....or was it?
Mark M

Message: 36068 Posted: Fri Oct 15 16:24:50 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: cover band

I think a cover band would be fun !! But, I think it's not really the right time.
A tribute band is great when the real deal is no longer avalible. And I feel safe in saying.....that might be a good while from now. As long as the guys have their health and a heffty group of great fans, who needs an imitation? :)
Mark M

Message: 36067 Posted: Fri Oct 15 14:07:47 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Black Band


<<I was only thinking of how many artists do have instrumental numbers in their repertoire.>>

I think we can add Santana to the list:
"Samba Pa ti"
"Song of the Wind"
Just some that come to my mind, although there have been others.


Message: 36066 Posted: Fri Oct 15 13:58:07 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Black Band

Mark M:

Mark played The Band a couple of times. Recognised "The Weight" and "Stage Fright"...the album reminded me of my "The Best of Leon Russell" CD. The track that I really liked was the instrumental "Third Man Theme"....just took me back to my country days when they use to have dances in the old, paint-starved, highly inflammable timber town halls. I could hear and smell the ghosts of laughter, dancing, spiked punch, latest town gossip, lost and found loves and the melodious sounds of the saxaphone, drums, fiddle and of course, the hopelessly out of tuned piano. The women inside the hall, the men outside with the car boots open and the eskies full of cold beer. I miss that atmosphere so much.

I was only thinking of how many artists do have instrumental numbers in their repertoire. A couple I could think of:
America-----------"Hideaway Pt I & II and Miniature"
Eagles -----------"Journey Of The Sorcerer"
Glenn Frey--------"Aqua Thanquillo"
Fleetwood Mac-----"Albatross
David A Stewart---"Lily Was Here"
Elton John--------"Song For Guy"
The Surfaris------"Wipeout" ? well they did "sing" on "Surfer Joe"!

Patrick Swayze....Got out the "Dirty Dancing Soundtrack" CD.
"She's Like The Wind"...I don't think he ever did another song after that? "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" - Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes, "Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen "Where Are You Tonight?" - Tom Johnston......good stuff.

Cover bands..."It's A Kind Of Magic" - Queen cover band. They are from your way...incredible. Also USA act "Elvis To The Max".


Message: 36065 Posted: Fri Oct 15 12:54:45 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: cover band

Joe, you are exactly right! Been the same for me. Ive jammed with a lot of people over the years and in my experience its been almost impossible to get a bunch of people together who are on the same page, so to speak. Its tough when you are plugged in and the other guitarist is a Hendrix wannabe! Ive often been playing along to what someone else thinks is absolutely stunning stuff and Ive been not really enjoying it that much. The only real time it went my way was when I had my duo 'Tin Man' and we played accoustic round the coffee houses of the time. Probably the best covers band would be made up of the musos from this folder. There would never be arguments of what was to be played and we would know every lick! I had a great start to yesterday; I was the only one home and I put on the DVD from Sydney, turned it way up and rocked out to Riverside! Fantastic stuff!

Message: 36064 Posted: Fri Oct 15 12:03:01 2004 By: Joe
Subject: Re: cover band

I've always wanted to start an AMERICA cover band, but never have found other people to buy into it....I think it would be awesome if it could be pulled off! However, if you want to play in clubs that have bands, normally they want more "dance" material and it might be hard to get bookings, unless you played in acoustic clubs. In my last band, I tried to get people to do more America, but all I could get them to agree on was "Sandman"....all the other songs I brought up were either not 'rockin' or 'dance' enough, which is a good part of the reason why I am just recording the America songs I have wanted to do for a while!

Message: 36063 Posted: Fri Oct 15 11:49:54 2004 By: Dave Balletto
Subject: Re: cover band

Cover Band is huge I think - It sort of opens more eyes to people that may not get to see them...Anything that could help sales would
help new opportunities for new CDs by the real group

Message: 36062 Posted: Fri Oct 15 10:22:19 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)/Movie Quote

Notting Hill is the correct response.
Good going Steve and Anita. I figured that would give it away.

Steve, it's very kind (and funny) of you to offer the 253 page guideline document and to hold the items in escrow. You are a multifaceted webmaster. Thank you. Have fun on your campout.

Message: 36061 Posted: Fri Oct 15 09:22:09 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

The EP is not available on line yet. Matt says they are working out the details. I hope they get them ironed out soon because this thing is amazing. Wonderful layers of stuff. I keep listening and hearing new things all the time.

My Friday jam is the Warren Zevon anthology "I'll sleep when I'm dead" There is a WZ tribute disc due out next week that I am anxious to hear.

Message: 36060 Posted: Fri Oct 15 09:02:35 2004 By: kimcabrina
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

Steve - Best laugh I've had in awhile!!

Robyn - I've been over at the TEA site and can't figure out how to order their new ep. Do you have any inside info on that?

Ya'll have a great weekend!

Message: 36059 Posted: Fri Oct 15 08:34:03 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

Moser and Johnny, if you're going to have that friendly wager we need to set up some ground rules (LOL). I have a 253 page document with the rules that will need to be followed (a la the presidential debates) including what can and cannot be posted and how far apart the posts need to be and what kind of facial expressions can be made while the posts are being written and/or read. Please send a check for $50 to my P.O. box and I'll get the document to you via FedEx next day air. Page one clearly states that the belt buckle and the autographed hat should be sent to me so that I can place it in an escrow account until the winner is declared. With potential voting problems, that could be sometime next year ;-)

Well, I have a scout campout this weekend and I haven't even started getting ready so.....

Have a good weekend everyone!


P.S. My Friday morning Jam is "The California Sound of the 60's" compilation (San Francisco, Mr. Tambourine Man, Spaceman, Dead Man's Curve, The Little Old Lady From Pasadena, White Rabbit, etc.).

Message: 36058 Posted: Fri Oct 15 08:32:53 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: cover band


Message: 36057 Posted: Fri Oct 15 08:25:26 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Cover Band and Movie Quote Revisited/Mo

Sounds like Notting Hill to me.

Message: 36056 Posted: Fri Oct 15 08:19:40 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Cover Band and Movie Quote Revisited

Moser, I've never seen the movie before but it sounds like it came from "Notting Hill". Is that right?

Message: 36055 Posted: Fri Oct 15 07:59:05 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Just me and my thursday morning ramblins! (for Nancy)

<<Sergio ~~ I enjoyed your Gloria Estefan review... I too have loved her music over the years. I can remember her being on a PBS concert and I taped it, I enjoyed singing along with each song... She sure puts on a Lively Show.. I Love her free spirit and energy! She has done quite the variety of songs over the years, and it is nice how Magically she does them. Nice that you and your Mrs headed on the big plane to take in this show!>>

Thank you Nancy! Glad you enjoyed the review. Given it was her final tour performance, she gave it her all which made for a magical night and well worth my plane trip. It was a very emotional evening for all, given it was her home turf.:o)


Message: 36054 Posted: Fri Oct 15 07:53:58 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Barbra/Superman

Nancy and Mark M,
I think the album name was Barbara Streisand "Superman" and the cover had Barbara wearing a white T-shirt with a big Superman emblem on it. I remembered because a friend of ours had that album.

Message: 36053 Posted: Fri Oct 15 07:44:06 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 15, 2004

49 years ago - ABC-TV premieres a new hour long, every-fourth Saturday night series, "Grand Ole Opry." (1955)

49 years ago - Buddy Holly opens a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas. (1955)

38 years ago - Pink Floyd and Soft Machine perform at the launching party for the new British-based youth-culture paper International Times. (1966)

33 years ago - Fifties teen idol Rick Nelson is booed when he performs new material at an oldies show at Madison Square Garden. As a result of the experience, he writes "Garden Party" which makes it to #6 in October 1972. A line from the song, "If memories are all I'd sing, I'd rather drive a truck." (1971)

31 years ago - The Supreme Court decides by a 7-2 vote to refuse to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters, in effect, censor from the airwaves songs with drug-oriented lyrics. The two dissenting votes are cast by Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas, who say, "The government cannot, consistant with the First Admendment, require a broadcaster to censor its music." (1973)

30 years ago - Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits turns gold, but Alice is all ready in the process of dumping the band for a solo shot. (1974)

28 years ago - Ike and Tina Turner split as a musical act. (1976)

27 years ago - Fleetwood Mac release their classic album, Rumours. (1977)

27 years ago - Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away" is released. (1977)

24 years ago - The Cars rack up their third straight platinum album with "Panorama." Althought the album goes to number five, it's considered something of a let-down after the back-to-back smashes of "The Cars" and "Candy-O." "Touch and Go" from the LP peaks at #11. (1980)

22 years ago - Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" enters the black singles chart at #25. Within the month it rockets to the Number One spot on the chart and will win a Grammy as Best R&B Male Vocal Performance of the Year. (1982)

22 years ago - Lionel Richie of the Commodores fuels rumors that he'll be leaving the group as his solo song, "Truly" is on the R&B chart at #28. The song does rise to the Top Ten on both the R&B singles and pop singles charts. (1982)

17 years ago - Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia opens a sold-out two-week run of solo shows on Broadway.

13 years ago - John Fogerty and his wife Julie become parents to son Shane Cody. (1991)

8 years ago - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is charged with attacking a cameraman. The cameraman was trying to take pictures of Lee and his wife Pamela Anderson Lee outside an L.A. club. (1996)


Rick Nelson - Garden Party

- peak Billboard position # 6 in 1972
- inspired by Rick's experience at a Madison Square Garden concert
- Words and Music by Rick Nelson

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn't look the same

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

People came from miles around, everyone was there
Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air
'n' over in the corner, much to my surprise
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise


lott-in-dah-dah-dah, lot-in-dah-dah-dah

Played them all the old songs, thought that's why they came
No one heard the music, we didn't look the same
I said hello to "Mary Lou", she belongs to me
When I sang a song about a honky-tonk, it was time to leave


lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)

Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode
Playing guitar like a-ringin' a bell and lookin' like he should
If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck


lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)

'n' it's all right now, learned my lesson well
You see, ya can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself


Subject: Horse Auction

Little Timmy attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs, rump, and chest.

After a few minutes, Timmy asked, "Dad, why are you doing that?"
His father replied, "Because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy."

Timmy, looking worried, said, "Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom.


Wow, gotta go see about buying some admin assistants. Have a super Friday.

2 down, 2 more to go.

Red Oak

Message: 36052 Posted: Fri Oct 15 07:41:32 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM

Go Man Go. First listen (it took me forever to get a copy!). Love it!

Message: 36051 Posted: Fri Oct 15 06:58:13 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Cover Band and Movie Quote Revisited

Cover band? Sure. Why not. (Gawd, I'm agreeable today. Not sure why.) Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? Well, good imitation is anyway. As you said, Dan, Joe D. is proof of that.

Also, regarding the "Chicks dig gray," quote--sorry to be so obscure. We say that all the time at our house, so I thought it was a more commonly known line, I guess. I stick to my claim though that it is from a very popular movie so here is a second quote from the same movie but a different character:
"...where I live in a house with a blue door with a lodger named...SPIKE!!!" Again, said with an English accent.

Sorry to wait so long to post a second hint. I meant to do it days ago...but I was procrastinating. I'm good at that.


Message: 36050 Posted: Fri Oct 15 06:32:16 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: cover band

My initial reaction to this was, why go see an imitation when you can still see the real thing. Then I sampled the great Joe Doyle rendition of Amber Cascades and thought, I would go see this guy anytime, so I did what ALL good politicians do, I flip flopped.....Friday AM/JAM, Brian Wilson's Smile and it is awesome I might add.DanC.

Message: 36049 Posted: Fri Oct 15 06:08:54 2004 By: craig
Subject: cover band

Just wanted to know the fans opinion. I was recently in a music store and saw an add for musicians interested in forming an America tribute band. I called to see if it was a tribute to the country or the group and it was told it was the group. Just wanted to get the fans reaction on their feelings. I know there has been alot of tribute bands for other artistist but this is the first I ever heard of for the greatest band. Good day to all can't wait to hear your responses. I know I would go see them. FYI the add was in a NJ music store.

Message: 36048 Posted: Fri Oct 15 05:58:04 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

Sure. Why not.

Message: 36047 Posted: Fri Oct 15 05:32:38 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM (Hey Moser)

PEACE ~ "Stronger Than You Know" CD

Hey Mo ~ How about a friendly wager between me and you over who will win the presidency? Your choice for president versus mine. I'll put up my brass America belt buckle for your autographed America cap? Loser ships their item to the winner at the loser's expense.

Message: 36046 Posted: Fri Oct 15 04:47:53 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM

"One In A Million" is just a great song. Ditto, love that Beckley!!

If I could interrupt your morning for just one nanosecond to make an observation, I hope you won't mind. I was thinking the other day that it is odd that most responses to the Friday AM Jam are not America albums, even though we are all obviously America fans. Occasionally, yes, but usually no. So, much to my surprise today, when I knew I would be posting an America album as my AM Jam, I signed on to find that two young women had already done so. Hmm, that's odd...unusual...serendipitous even. I have to think there is only one explanation for this phenomenon...
Birchmere Withdrawal.

Thank you, Dr. Bufton, for that diagnosis. Is there a cure?

No, this is surely incurable but the symptoms can be soothed until the next treatment is booked--surf through Corbis, take two America CD's, and call me in the morning. Oh, and one more thing...I'll send you my bill. (Wink.)

Happy Friday Everyone,
PS: Bluey and Mark M.--you guys are cracking me up. You too, Kevin S. ("Your mileage may vary." Clever.)

Message: 36045 Posted: Fri Oct 15 04:22:17 2004 By: flywithabuzz
Subject: Dan Peek ..."off the sidelines" performing live

I would fly anyplace in the country to see Dan Peek perform some Peek/America tunes! Just name the time and place and I'm there!
I hope it happens.


Message: 36044 Posted: Fri Oct 15 03:46:04 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: RE Friday AM JAM

VGG- Love that Beckley!

Message: 36043 Posted: Fri Oct 15 03:45:21 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Friday AM JAM

"The Beatles...Live at the BBC" Fun for any "True fan of the Fab four".
If your not, don't buy it on impulse !! lol
Mark M.

Message: 36042 Posted: Fri Oct 15 03:39:04 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Black band

I did mention some time ago that I like "The Band". I have several of their cd's and enjoy them from time to time. Seems to me someone else mentiond they liked them too.
If they give you trouble when you try to refund it, just tell them you were mislead by a hick from utah....they will understand. lol
Mark M

Message: 36041 Posted: Fri Oct 15 03:05:44 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Friday AM JAM

The Grand Cayman Concert - makes U feel there(:

Message: 36040 Posted: Thu Oct 14 19:53:34 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Black band

Mark M:

Mark I'm sure it was you who was talking about The Band. I truly don't know any of their stuff but I just walked into my music store and saw two items...."Black Dog" DVD with Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf and Randy Travis and The Band-"The Collection" CD....bought both on pure impluse....God I hope they do refunds!

My other fav band Whitesnake ---Black Dog. It just reached out to me!


Message: 36039 Posted: Thu Oct 14 19:19:08 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Everyone I Meet.

Thommo said "California Revisited" was re-recorded and titled as "Everyone I Meet Is From California" and thommo asked if maybe it was done so because of a copyright issue, and I said I suspect that thommo may be right but I don't know for sure. It's my opinion that thommo was wondering why "California Revisited" was re-recorded and placed on "Hourglass" under the title, "Everyone I Meet Is From California" instead of using the title "California Revisited" especially since the version on "Hourglass" is electric like the version on "Homecoming". But, maybe I'm mistaken in what thommo was saying and asking.

KevinS said, "It ["Everyone I Meet Is From California"] might have been on the original first album but when the album was rerecorded to add Horse and a few other songs, maybe it was dropped."

It's my understanding that "Everyone I Meet Is From California" was never on the first LP. It was one of four songs submitted by the trio AFTER Warner asked them to write a few more songs so Warner could select from the the four a single to add to the LP because Warner didn't feel any of the existing songs on the album was "worthy" of helping promote the album. One of the four songs was "Horse". It was selected, and the rest is history.

Message: 36038 Posted: Thu Oct 14 19:08:38 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: Joe Doyle - Amber Cascades

Another outstanding effort Joe! As "Amber Cascades" has always been a favorite of mine,I really appreciated your attention to detail! I sang along with this twice in a row! Fortunatly,I was alone and didn't have to scare anybody away! But thanks for tackling this one!!!

Message: 36037 Posted: Thu Oct 14 18:38:37 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Re: Joe Doyle - Amber Cascades

Tell me how long you gonna stay here Joe! Good job

Message: 36036 Posted: Thu Oct 14 18:03:57 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Barbra/Superman

In regards to your question about "Barbra Streisand" having a "Superman song".
It is on her "Greatest hits/vol.2 album". I don't know what album it originaly came from?? Great song, she sings it very only Barbra can.
Mark M

Message: 36035 Posted: Thu Oct 14 17:46:31 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Songs For The Road

Not a bad list....but you missed "Moon song". "A case of beer a smile, a motorcycle child". It's a great biker song !!
Mark M

Message: 36034 Posted: Thu Oct 14 15:33:56 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Joe Doyle - Amber Cascades

Joe Doyle has started working on his Homemade America volume 2 CD and he started it off with a great rendition of one of my favorite Dewey songs, "Amber Cascades". I have had a lot of fun singing along with this instrumental version. Click here to download/listen to an MP3 version of "Amber Cascades". Great job Joe!

If any of you missed out on volume 1, here's a link that will take you to a web page where you can listen to it and request a copy of the CD from Joe.

Message: 36033 Posted: Thu Oct 14 15:09:27 2004 By: JoeK
Subject: Long Beach

Hello everyone. Its been a long time since I posted. I wanted to know how many if any of you guys are going to the Long Beach concert? My wife and I are flying there from NC and I was hoping some of you would be there. Here's hoping I get to meet some of you guys. Joe K

Message: 36032 Posted: Thu Oct 14 14:37:30 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: Chubby C hecker

Steve O and Sergio, thanks for that info. I would have bet my mother-in-law's life savings that Bill Haley achieved that double.

For years I listened to American Top 40 with Casey Kasim. Loved hearing questions his listeners sent in. Like the Chubby question. I remember one - 'How many No 1 songs had the word "one" in the title?' I remember two for sure: "One Of These Nights" - The Eagles and "You're The One That I Want" - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. I think - "One" by Harry Nillson might have got a mention. There were a couple more but I can't remember them.


Message: 36031 Posted: Thu Oct 14 13:53:20 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Re: Everyone I Meet.

Kevin, I believe you are right. Here's what it says in the Highway box set: "When the America album was released in the U.S. in 1972, Warners initially thought that 'A Horse With No Name' had been included on the British version. Eventually the error was caught, and the song was added, although a number of copies of the album were released without it. Another tune that almost slipped through the cracks was Dan Peek's 'Everyone I Meet Is From California,' released as part of a maxi-single in Britain with 'Horse' and 'Sandman' but not included on the U.S. album. This feisty fold-rock exercise was eventually recorded under the title "California Revisited" and included on America's next album, Homecoming."

Message: 36030 Posted: Thu Oct 14 13:04:19 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: Message From Ken Marvin

Interesting to hear that Ken Marvin joined in to chat. Good news about making the video available on ebay and selected dates too! Wonder if Ken and Brian still do dates or tours?


Message: 36029 Posted: Thu Oct 14 12:28:49 2004 By: KevinS.
Subject: Everyone I Meet.

I always thought that the song was orignially recorded as Everyone I Meet Is From California, and was the B side of a single from the first album. It might have been on the original first album but when the album was rerecorded to add Horse and a few other songs, maybe it was dropped. I suspect they liked the song too much not to include it on an album, so it was re-recorded with a more electric feel and renamed California Revisited (which makes sense because the revised the song). The song didn't surface in its accoustal original version until Encore.

Again, that's what I always thought. I could be wrong.


PS. I hope Ken Marvin is able to talk Dan Peek off the couch. And to come to Dallas.

Message: 36028 Posted: Thu Oct 14 07:55:37 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Songs For The Road

I had to do some painting today so I slipped in 5 America CDs into the player, put the selector onto shuffle and, as the neighbours were out, turned up the volume and hoped for the best.

The first song that was selected was one I hadn't heard for years, forgot all about it. Loud, raunchy and hard-edged, from the Hideaway CD, "Don't Let It Get You Down". I always remember hearing that song for the first time on Taree 2RE. The DJ annouced that the song was sung by America. At first I couldn't believe it then gradually realised that America now had a song that had an instant bite. I wondered if there were enough raunchy, hard-hitting, trucker/biker America songs in their catalogue now to make up a CD for the road?

This is a list of songs I thought appropriate:-

Don't Let It Get You Down/The Border/Desperate Love/Even The Score/Only Game In Town/Hells On Fire/Hot Town/Cast The Spirit/Hangover/Cornwall Blanks/Mad Dog/Green Monkey/Jet Boy Blue/Sandman/Hurricane/Survival/Woman Tonight/Everyone I Meet Is From California. Enough for a CD I think. I'll call it "HYMNS"

If anybody thinks there is any I missed or should leave out, have your say!

We are very fortunate to have a group with such a diverse repertoire
of songs, accommodating for any musical taste really.



Message: 36027 Posted: Thu Oct 14 07:30:54 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: Message from Ken Marvin

Yeppers Me Again ~~ Wow SteveL too much as I was posting, I had no idea you had posted this. I wasn't lucky enough to be at live chat last night when Ken was there, but the others had mentioned that a member of Peace had been there, Sorry I missed you Ken! ~~ This is such Great News that you and Brian, have been talking to Dan about doing a tour of AMERICA\Peek songs... Neat... I sure hope if this comes to be a show will be here close my way, Wow this would be great to see happen. Thanks SteveL for passing Ken's message on to us. I will check out this video on ebay too... Neat!

Hey there Red ~~ There sure are alot of songs in your post that takes me back to when I was ooooh sooo young, and as I was reading that it was 32 years to today that the Spinners song "I'll Be Around" was a hit... Daryl Hall & John Oates were here singing their version on the radio... I gotta say it again, I really like how they redid this Classic song, I am hoping to get it to hit the replay button on soon. They sure did add a nice touch of Spice to bring this song alive again! :) Hmmmm ~~ By chance could you lead me to where this lady got this Miracle Gro talcum powder... I may be tempted to buy some of it.... LOL!!!!! ;) ~~ Thanks for the Chuckle Red! :)

Okay all done I think! Have a good day! See ya, Nancy :)

Boy it feels soooo good to let my fingers ramble on some! thanks for reading my ramblins! :)

Hey there Nina ~~ I hope you get your computer working again, and that it's not nothing too major... Ouch!

Message: 36026 Posted: Thu Oct 14 06:47:06 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Just me and my thursday morning ramblins!

Hi Hoooo Everyone :) Such a grey,rainy day here, but that don't matter yesterdays Sunrise was more than enough to hold onto for today! Wow it was an Awesome RED Sunburst for sure! :) Hmmm~ Just to warn you all I did attempt to post the other night and of course my computer found a way to freeze up and them darn greedy cyber gremlins gobbled up my halfwritten post.. Ouch! :(

Hmmm where do I start now ~~~ Oh yeah with this I will, Robyn & Gen I too will join you in saying how Matt's song "Over You" is one magical song, I love to Hit the Replay button on it again & again. Nice ear candy huh!!!! :)

Next up ~~ Thanks Anita & SteveL for making it possible for us to get a glimpse of Gerry's appearance in Jeff Beck's "Ambitious" video, I really enjoyed watching this, Gerry was looking oooh sooo fine for sure! I got a kick out of the unusual tie ins that were in this brief clip... umm like when they are singing the part about this bad man and they show this guy eating a cheeseburger.. and then they showed this girl with long hair sitting down and playing the guitar... and I could have sworn it looked like Billy Idol directly across from Gerry singing backups also with 2 other people. At the time I posted the other day I wondered aloud if this Ambitious song got any airplay on the radio or if it was in the top 40.. Well last night SteveO joined us at live chat and he answered my wondering about this. ~~ As always SteveO it is nice to hear your input, and thanks for stopping in to share the gift of gab with us. :)

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to Cindy FTS ~~ I had work yesterday and couldn't post, but I hope you heard me saying Happy B'day in the wind. ~~ I'm sure the memory flashbacks of your time at the Birchmere shows helped hit the replay on the Magic and fun of it all! Enjoy :)

Hmmm Mo ~~ This "Chicks Dig Grey" line has been driving me nuts here... I keep wanting to say it was Clint Eastwood, but I can't put a finger on which one of his movies he said it in... but then I think it could have been said by Richard Gere, yet no movie of his comes to mind... and then last night at chat Nancy M said yes but what about the English accent... soooo that puts me back to square one on this... could it have been Peter Fonda... and did he say it in that one movie where an AMERICA song is played... you know the one where he stands on either the hood or back tailgate of a car out in the desert... Geeze my mind is really running amuck on this isn't it ~ LOL!!! :)

Hey there Jimmmbob ~~ Yes much better review of the Sydney DVD, sooo nice that you and Frann are enjoying hitting the Replay on this dvd.... :)

Tooo Much Redddddd ~~ Thanks for your morning touch of sugar and spice, your All Around Magic with posts is always guaranteed to bring a smile and chuckle to my day! Rolllll Onnnn Redddd Oak! :) ;) ~~ Yeppers Go Redbirds, I do believe they won again last night, didn't they! :)

Sergio ~~ I enjoyed your Gloria Estefan review... I too have loved her music over the years. I can remember her being on a PBS concert and I taped it, I enjoyed singing along with each song... She sure puts on a Lively Show.. I Love her free spirit and energy! She has done quite the variety of songs over the years, and it is nice how Magically she does them. Nice that you and your Mrs headed on the big plane to take in this show!

Regarding the sad news of Christopher Reeves aka Superman, I too was stopped by this news.. Ooh my, he sure was through alot, and yet that never got him down, or stopped him from exceeding, I am not for sure on this, but I could swear it was not too long ago, that I heard them say on the news that Christopher had attempted to take some steps and that he did take 2 steps, that he was working along with Dr.'s on some new drugs and therapy. I am sure that it was his Lovely wife Dana's strength and support that helped carry him alot. WOW! Their Legacy will live on in soooo many ways for sure! :) ~~ Rob mentioned alot of the Superman songs that came to my mind! ~~ Hmmm Mark M was it you that said that Barbara Streisand had a Superman song? I don't think I have ever heard it..

Regarding the Dan Peek posts.. I just want to say that I have enjoyed Dan's music from the beginning with AMERICA and right on through to the present. Sure he has a wide variety of songs to his highway, but if You really Listen closely, that nice Harmonizing Accoustic Magic is in each and every one of his songs. Yes Mark, I too can see the resemblance in Dan's "Driftin" cd to his "Guitar Man". I must add that Dan does a nice version of Christopher Cross's "Sailing" song. I will second Steve O's saying if you haven't heard Dan's Crossover & Electrovoice songs, you should look into them, I love hitting the replay button on both the Crossover song and the Electrovoice, Dan's way with his music shines nicely on both of these. I have always loved Dan's sincere way with lyrics. Just Like Dewey & Gerry, Dan too was Blessed with many Visible talents. How Awesome that we have had their music as a trio, and their music as a solo! I really like the way Dan's songs at times can Haunt me.. they just are sooo nicely molded together, lyric and music wise, that I love to get lost in them at times, one good example of this is his song "Missing You (Chelsea's song)" from his Boddentown cd.. I can never just listen to it one time for sure. I will admit that my first listen to Guitar Man, wasn't that instant love, but I found when I really took the time to Listen to each song, more and more of what I love about Dan's Magic came alive. Sharkey's song from his Guitar Man cd is one that I hit the replay button on lots.. this cd is a mixture of his Ballads and Rockin songs, and Dan the Guitar Man is still very much Alive. I do hope one day to get to hear his Guitar Man 2 songs. It would be sad if these never were to be heard. ~~ Yes Kevin, we sure were lucky to have had those early Trio years, and yes it is sooo Nice to get to hear More and More from all three of them. I know one thing I would have never wanted to travel down my highway of Life without any of their music! No way! :) ~~ Thanks Dan, Dewey & Gerry for all of this and sooo much more! :) :) :)

Well I best post this now, before I lose my post again... Nice to see you all at live chat last night, even tho I did get there sooo late. I gotta stop falling asleep on the couch and about missing getting there! LOL! Have a good day everyone! See ya, Nancy :)

~~~ oooo oooo ooo Time waits for noone,maybe you oughta hold onto whatever you have, love waits for you, and you gotta make it grow and grow, whenever you can, can't stop the river from flowing down the mountainside, Time Waits for noone, maybe you gotta hold onto whatever you have, life is a season, gotta take it day by day, and give it all you can, love is a reason, gotta make it grow and grow ~~ Wow Double Wow, what a nice song from Dan & PEACE from their Under the Mercy cd... called Time Waits ~~ Sure is some nice Accoustic Magic and Harmonizing vocals found in this song ~~ Sing it & Play it again for me! :) ;) :)

Message: 36025 Posted: Thu Oct 14 06:37:52 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Message From Ken Marvin

Very cool about what Ken Marvin has said about "getting Dan off of the sidelines"!!!

It's too bad G&D won't give Peace (member) a chance.

Message: 36024 Posted: Thu Oct 14 06:34:08 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Chubby Checker

<<Promo says "Chubby Checker is a record breaker with over 250 million sales. He is the only person whose record has reached No. 1 in different years>>

Nina probably says "Chubby Checker is a heart breaker leaving over 250 students sad. He is the only person whose No. 1 in indifference back several years." : )

thommo ~ I suspect "California Revisited" was re-recorded as "EIMIFC" as you mentioned. I really don't know why myself.

Message: 36023 Posted: Thu Oct 14 06:33:21 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Message From Ken Marvin

Ken had some problems posting the following message so he asked me to do it for him. For those of you who don't know Ken, he's one of the two founding members of the group Peace and an extremely nice guy! Here's his message:

"Had a good time chatting with some folks last night. I mentioned offering the video STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW on e-bay. Anyone interested? Brian and I have been trying to talk Dan into a selected tour - featuring AMERICA/PEEK tunes. I think we're very close to getting Dan off of the sidelines... Ken"

Message: 36022 Posted: Thu Oct 14 06:32:31 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 14, 2004

58 years ago - Moody Blues vocalist, Justin Hayward is born. (1946)

49 years ago - Nineteen-year old Buddy Holly and his sidemen, Larry Welborn and Bob Montgomery, open a concert in Lubbock, Texas for Bill Haley & the Comets. Nashville talent agent Eddie Crandell is in the audience and in the next few weeks arranges for Holly to record his first demo. (1955)

47 years ago - Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" is released. (1957)

46 years ago - Singer and entrepeneur Thomas Dolby is born. (1958)

40 years ago - In secret, Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Ann Arnold. (1964)

37 years ago - Track Records and its U.S. affiliate Decca, release the Who's "I Can See for Miles." In the U.K., it peaks at #12 while in the U.S. the single reaches #9 and is the group's biggest hit thorugh 1982. (1967)

35 years ago - The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Smash Hits" is certified gold. (1969)

33 years ago - In Los Angeles District Court, Arco Industries, music publishing firm owning copyrights on all material released on Specialty Records, files a half-million dollar lawsuit against Creedance Clearwater Revival's singer/songwriter John Fogerty. The suit claims that Fogerty's song "Travelin' Band" "contains substantial material copied from the music of the song "Good Golly, Miss Molly." The suit is eventually dropped. (1971)

32 years ago - Joe Cocker is arrested along with six band members in Adelaide, Ausatralia. In the after-the-show raid, police claim to have confiscated marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes. Cocker is released on bail and faces penalties ranging from a $2,000 fine and two years in prison to a mere four-hour notice to leave the country. (1972)

32 years ago - Michael Jackson's theme song from the movie of the same name, "Ben," makes it to Number One on the pop chart. It's the third solo hit in a year for the 13 year old singer. (1972)

32 years ago - The Spinners have their first R&B Number One, "I'll Be Around." (1972)

32 years ago - Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes enter the soul chart with "If You Don't Know Me by Now," which, in 16 weeks on the chart, will peak at Number One for two weeks. The song makes it to #3 on the pop chart. (1972)

32 years ago - The Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" is released. (1972)

29 years ago - Kiss' "Rock & Roll All Nite" is released. (1975)

27 years ago - At the request of the Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sings the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium to open the third game of the World Series against the Yankees. (1977)


Buddy Holly - That'll Be the Day

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day when I die

Well, you give me all your loving and your turtle doving
All your hugs and kisses and your money too
Well, you know you love me baby, until you tell me, maybe
That some day, well I'll be through

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day when I die

------ instrumental break ------

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day when I die

Well, when Cupid shot his dart he shot it at your heart
So if we ever part and I leave you
You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly
That some day, well I'll be blue

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
'Cause that'll be the day when I die

Well, that'll be the day, woo hoo
That'll be the day, woo hoo
That'll be the day, woo hoo
That'll be the day


One morning a husband took a pair of underwear out of the drawer. "What the ? ? ?" he said to himself as a little "dust" cloud appeared when he shook them out.

"April," he hollered into the bathroom, "why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?"

She shot back: "It's not talcum powder. It's 'Miracle Grow'."



Red Oak

Message: 36021 Posted: Thu Oct 14 05:03:43 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's solo works

If you really like Dan's music with America,your best bet is to round up "All Things Are Possible" and "Doer Of The Word." If you've never heard "Doer of the word"(the single)you'll fall in love with it! Very poppish,very commercial,and Gerry sings background vocals on it. Those first two Peek solo albums remain my favorites of his recorded works. But if you desire to become a "completist",you need to pick up "Electrovoice" and "Crossover" as well.

Message: 36020 Posted: Thu Oct 14 04:59:49 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: Chubby Checker

Here in the States,a few songs have recharted over the years. The Chubby Checker song is the only one to hit #1 twice. "Rock around the clock" did manage to nudge into the Top 40 back in 1974 for one week,peaking at #39. I think that had alot to do with the TV series "Happy Days" which featured that song prominently in its opening credits. The Beach Boys would also do it with "Surfin USA"(#3,1963)which would then re-chart at position #36 in 1974. The Bealtes also did it--imagine that!--with "Twist & Shout" which made it to #23 in 1986 thanks to its inclusion in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." There may be others,but those are the ones that i remember.

Message: 36019 Posted: Thu Oct 14 04:07:18 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Chubby Checker


If you can catch his show, I recommend you do so. He is still a very energetic performer with a strong voice. He covers his hits, and does great impersonations, especially of Elvis and Fats Domino. A rock n'roll legend that still "rocks" (perhaps "Twist" is a better word) on stage, even if he does not always keep to his word as it happened with fellow chat folder member (Nina).


Message: 36018 Posted: Thu Oct 14 01:05:14 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's solo works

It was re re recorded as Everyone I meet is from California - was the name change to do with copyright, I'm not sure?

Message: 36017 Posted: Wed Oct 13 22:33:34 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Chubby Checker


Just to let you know Chubby Checker is appearing at the Crown Casino, Melbourne on 2 December, 2004. Still touring, good on him.

Promo says "Chubby Checker is a record breaker with over 250 million sales. He is the only person whose record has reached No. 1 in different years"

Just a Query...I am sure "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and The Comets did the same thing?
I also wonder if any other act has done the same?


Message: 36016 Posted: Wed Oct 13 21:32:07 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's solo works

Yeah, thommo! "California Revisited" is my all-time favorite America song. Interesting that it's still played in concert being that it was never a hit song and especially being that Dan isn't a member of America any longer. It speaks well of what the duo thinks of the song themselves, in my opinion.

Message: 36015 Posted: Wed Oct 13 21:15:43 2004 By: thommo
Subject: re: Sergio

Sergio -------Alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!1

Message: 36014 Posted: Wed Oct 13 21:14:32 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's solo works

Thanks for that information regarding his earlier works
I'll give those a try because I really don't like his latest music but thought he wrote and sang great songs while with America - my favourite America tracks are actually Dan Peek songs - Today's the Day and California Revisited.

Message: 36013 Posted: Wed Oct 13 20:59:27 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Media play

I do that too, to that can't help it !! There are so many great verses.
My favorite line is "No Angel born in Hell, could break that Satan spell
and as the flames climbed high into the night, to moonlight the sacrificial right, I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died"
Mark M

Message: 36012 Posted: Wed Oct 13 20:43:41 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Media play

Heard the long version of "American Pie" today on the radio. After it was over the dj said "I bet all of you sang along to every word". Guilty.

Message: 36011 Posted: Wed Oct 13 20:38:14 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Media play

I was in "Media play" here in SLC last night night, when I noticed on the far wall some wall hangings that looked like "Gold records" or I went to have a look.
There were 3 different ones. They were like 30" by 30" rather cheap looking frames, with black cardbord cutouts. In the cutouts were album covers and the records that are in the covers. Originals....
One was an Early "Bob Dylan album" "The Byrds" another....guess who the third one was?? Give up? You are right...of course it was our own "America". The 1st album.
I thought they were kinda cheap looking, but they wanted $200 for them !! I think I can make my own, with my record...and for a lot less than $200!!
Just thought you might find that intresting.
I didn't buy it, but I did by "Don McCleans" "Starry, starry night". A double cd from his PBS broadcast. (very good)
Mark M

Message: 36010 Posted: Wed Oct 13 20:18:34 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: The Beatles new box set

Thank you too Steve O !!
Mark M

Message: 36009 Posted: Wed Oct 13 20:04:26 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: The Beatles new box set

I have heard a little bit about the new releases, but thank you for some great new info !!
Mark M

Message: 36008 Posted: Wed Oct 13 17:04:15 2004 By: Patty
Subject: Re: Dan Peek (Kevin, SteveO and jimbob)

The only solo music I have by Dan, is a C.D. I ordered off his website several months ago. It is Crossover & electrovoice combined on one C.D. I really love some of Dan's work with America, but I have played the C.D. many times and it just doesn't do it for me. Maybe I will have to give some of his earlier work a try. I do think he is very talented and I really enjoyed reading his autobiography-The America Story. I love every single song from the Hearts C.D. Can't say that about Human Nature. Just a few I don't care for. I think my next purchase will be Van Go Gan.

Message: 36007 Posted: Wed Oct 13 16:58:36 2004 By: Mark
Subject: Re: Dan Peek

I like most of Dan's solo stuff, while there are some hits and misses on Bodden Town and Driftin', I thought Guitar Man was as good as anything Dan has ever done. Sure the production wasn't slick, but I think the raw, earthy sound adds to its appeal. I also liked Dan's stuff on the second Peace CD, which had a similar sound as Guitar Man. IMO Dan is much stronger when he just lets it rip.

You can find stuff to nit-pick about on just about any America CD too. Hourglass and Human Nature were great CD's, but in my opinion Gerry's stuff was not that great on Hourglass and Dewey wasn't real strong on Human Nature. But I thought Dewey was very strong on Hourglass and as was Gerry on Human Nature. When you are in a group or duo, the other guy is there to help pick up the slack if you are off on a particular album. You don't have that support as a solo artist.

Message: 36006 Posted: Wed Oct 13 16:05:37 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Dan Peek (Kevin, SteveO and jimbob)


Message: 36005 Posted: Wed Oct 13 15:45:42 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Happy Happy

and many more....

Message: 36004 Posted: Wed Oct 13 14:38:06 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Happy Happy

Thank you to my fabulous girlfriends! It was rockin!

Cindy FTS

Message: 36003 Posted: Wed Oct 13 13:59:58 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: Dan Peek

When Guitar Man came out someone on this board said something to the effect of 'if America were still a trio this is what they would be sounding like', and in some respects this could be true. There are tracks where it doesnt take much imagination to hear Gerry and Dewey singing harmony. I think Dan's work is terrific, just would like to hear more of it. Wasn't there something on his website a while ago where he talks of a DVD being made of Guitar Man? That must have been put on hold along with Guitar Man 2. There almost seems no middle ground with people when it comes to Dan; you either love him or you dont.

Message: 36002 Posted: Wed Oct 13 13:51:07 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: Happy Happy

What a way to start off the month long celebration(:

Message: 36001 Posted: Wed Oct 13 12:23:28 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Being an astute person, I know u would.


Message: 36000 Posted: Wed Oct 13 11:55:15 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Red, Hopefully I would stop at the 5th floor!

Message: 35999 Posted: Wed Oct 13 10:34:29 2004 By: KevinS.
Subject: Dan Peek.

Thommo: I guess I didn't mind the rawness of Dan Peek's latest work because I realized it was a homegrown project. Recorded in his "living room" by himself, without the benefit of a record company backing. I wasn't expecting the production tightness early America was afforded because of their Warner Brothers money.

It's like anything else. An opinion. I happen to like a lot of what he's doing. Mainly because it's good to hear from him again. I think Guitar Man is really enjoyable and, in my opinion, stronger than Driftin.

My main point was, they were better when all three were together.

That's not to say they aren't producing wonderful stuff now. Just it's hard not to pine for those good old days, because they were so damn good.

Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.


Message: 35998 Posted: Wed Oct 13 06:30:43 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 13, 2004

62 years ago - Paul Simon is born. (1942)

60 years ago - Robert Lamm, keyboardist and vocalist with Chicago, is born. (1944)

57 years ago - Ex-Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar is born. (1947)

46 years ago - A Billboard featurette on the Teddy Bears notes "18 year old Phil Spector, who wrote and arranged their hit 'To Know Him is to Love HIm,' is studying to be a court reporter." (1958)

41 years ago - The Beatles appear on BBC's "Sunday Night at the Palladium." Thousand of fans jam the streets adjacent to the theater. It's the first demonstration of Beatlemania as many of the fans battle with police to get into the theater. The group's television appearance is witnesses by 15 million British viewers. (1963)

34 years ago - Janis Joplin's ashes are scattered off the coast of California. (1970)

29 years ago - Neil Young undergoes surgery in Los Angeles. An "object" is scrapped from his vocal chords, which have been bothering him. Although he's back in the studio rather quickly, Young is hampered by the setback and bows out midway during his 1976 tour with Stephen Stills because of the strain on his voice. (1975)

25 years ago - Chaka Kahn and Rufus make the soul chart on the way to another Number One soul charter with "Do You Love What You Feel?" It will top the soul chart for two weeks starting December 15th. (1979)

24 years ago - AC/DC position themselves as the heirs to Led Zeppelin with "Back in Black," which turns platinum on this date. The albums makes it up to number four. (1980)

19 years ago - The B-52's guitarist, Ricky Wilson, dies from complications from AIDS. He was 32. (1985)

15 years ago - Billy Joel releases his album, Storm Front (1989)

12 years ago - The Patty Smyth and Don Henley single, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" is certified gold. (1992)

12 years ago - The Supreme Court decides not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's music prompted the suicides of two teenagers. (1992)

9 years ago - Rapper Tupac Shakur is released from jail after 8 months for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room. (1995)

6 years ago - The Crossroads Center in Antiqua, a $6.5 million addiction recovery center underwritten by Eric Clapton, opens. The center offers an intensive 29-day recovery program for $9,000. Those who can't pay are expected to work off the debt after treatment. Clapton says he'll offer his experience and will work directly with patients from time to time. (1998)


Patti Smyth With Don Henley - Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough

Now, I don't want to lose you, but I don't want to use you
just to have somebody by my side.
And I don't want to hate you,
I don't want to take you, but I don't want to be the one to cry.

And that don't really matter to anyone anymore.
But like a fool I keep losing my place
and I keep seeing you walk through that door.


But there's a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it's sad when you know it's your heart you can't trust.
There's a reason why people don't stay where they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just aint enough.

Now, I could never change you, I don't want to blame you.
Baby, you don't have to take the fall.
Yes, I may have hurt you, but I did not desert you.
Maybe I just want to have it all.

It makes a sound like thunder, it makes me feel like rain.
And like a fool who will never see the truth,
I keep thinking something's gonna change.


And there's no way home, when it's late at night and you're all alone.
Are there things that you wanted to say?
And do you feel me beside you in your bed,
there beside you, where I used to lay?

And there's a danger in loving somebody too much,
and it's sad when you know it's your heart they can't touch.
There's a reason why people don't stay who they are.
Baby, sometimes, love just ain't enough.

Baby, sometimes, love... it just ain't enough.
Oh, Oh, Oh, No.


A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York, where a woman may go to choose a husband from among many men. The store is comprised of 6 floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights.

There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.

So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men have jobs.

The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?" So up she goes.

The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids.
The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?" And up she goes again.

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 -These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking.

"Hmmm,............. better" she says. "But I wonder what's upstairs?" So she ascends another flight of stairs.

The fourth floor sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework.

"Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more, further up!" And again she heads up another flight.

The fifth floor sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak.

"Oh, mercy me! But just think.. what must be awaiting me on the last floor?" So up to the sixth floor she goes.

The sixth floor sign reads:
Floor 6 -
You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please Thank you for shopping Husband Mart and have a nice day.


Happy Hump Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be sure & watch the wonderful debate 2nite so we can make a sound
decision when we vote on Nov 2.

Red Oak

Message: 35997 Posted: Wed Oct 13 05:23:07 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Dan Peek's solo works

To those who may be disappointed with Dan's later solo works,let me steer you back to his first four solo albums,which are about as "America-ish" as you'll get. "All Things Are Possible"(1978)was an award winning Christian effort that featured the Title track as a Pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Gerry & Dewey also sing on the track "Love was just another word" which is the last song all 3 of them would sing on together. Great vocals,good hooks...its a really good Pop LP with a Christian message behind it all. 1984's "Doer Of The Word" features the GREAT radio hit of the same name,with Gerry's
backing vocals all over it.Dan set out to make an America-type radio hit,and he snagged it with that one! 1986's "Electrovoice" would feature the remake of "Lonely People" and another fine vocal performance on "A New Song"(Among others). 1987's "Crossover" includes the Title track which seems to imply an answer to 1973's "Don't Cross The River"--"Crossover the River,I'll be waiting on the other side...." I think its the best track on that album. But above it all,the production is steller,and Dan is in great vocal form. If you're an America die-hard,you need to make those first 4 Dan Peek solo albums part of your collection.

Message: 35996 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:52:14 2004 By: Howard Lieboff
Subject: A Star Studded Moment Here In NYC

I work right around the corner from Carnegie Hall and guess who
is performing there I think last night and tonight....Brian Wilson.
So, while working to walk and cutting threw an alley, saw 2 men,
one tall and one small. The tall man was looking down and talking
to the smaller man. As soon as I walked hit me.
Hey that was BRIAN WILSON. Cool! Wish I knew from a distance.
I would've said hello. Oh well, back to my desk job.

Message: 35995 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:47:02 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: The Beatles new box set

There are a number of Beatles-related projects due in November,and the box set you mentioned is probably the highlight of them all. Thats due in stores here in the States on November 16th. There are 2 John Lennon Projects due on November 2nd: A Re-mastered reissue of his 1975 title "Rock 'n' Roll"(which included his Top 20 hit of "Stand by Me")and another separate title called "Acoustic."
That same Day the George Harrison DVD called "The Dark Horse Years" will be out. It was previously only available as part of the Harrison Box set from earlier this year--the one that included the reissue of 6 of his CD's. To those of you who recieve the "Music News" column,I'll have further details in the next couple of weeks.

Message: 35994 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:21:29 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: The Beatles new box set

I know there are a lot of fellow Beatles fans on the chat folder, so I am passing the following bit of good news along...

Capitol Records will issue the first four U.S. albums by the Beatles as a boxed set, "The Capitol Albums Vol. 1," on Nov. 16.

The band's initial quartet of American albums -- "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles' Second Album," "Something New" and "Beatles '65," all originally released in 1964 -- contain such No. 1 singles as "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" and "I Feel Fine."

The release marks the first time the Fab Four's evergreen early American catalog is being made available on compact disc. It will be priced at $69.98.

"The Capitol Albums Vol. 1" will comprise four discs, with the stereo and mono versions of the individual U.S. titles, mastered from the original tapes, available on each disc.

The CDs in "The Capitol Albums" will be housed in miniature replicas of the original albums, and the set will include a 48-page booklet.

It certainly will make a nice Holiday gift.


Message: 35993 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:19:06 2004 By: thommo
Subject: jeff larson

Actually I much prefer Jeff Larson's cds than dan's music now

But didn't he write and sing some great music when he was a member of America

Message: 35992 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:16:40 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's Driftin'.

Whilst I agree with most of what you say regarding the first 3 albums, particularly the first and Homecoming I still feel something is missing in Dan's music

Is it production, his voice seems laboured, the cd seems like it has just been thrown together, maybe I enjoy what Gerry and Dewey do together at present and don't see where Dan is coming from,
anyway that's just my opinion, so I'll continue to crank up the player and enjoy America whether it be the two or the three but definitely not Dan solo

Message: 35991 Posted: Wed Oct 13 04:10:30 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Birthday/Denver

Happy Birthday, Cindy FTS! Glad we celebrated it! Some present, huh? Have a good one!
Red, Back in 1982 I saw America and John Denver together. Both are great performers.

Message: 35990 Posted: Wed Oct 13 03:59:53 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Songs that relate to Superman (for Karen)

<<Sergio - What about R.E.M.'s "Superman" song? Has anyone mentioned that one yet?>>

No, you are the first to suggest it! I haven't heard that one, thanks for the suggestion.


Message: 35989 Posted: Wed Oct 13 03:29:31 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Hello Again

Hello Annette (Nettie),

Thank you very much. First time I've spoken to you, welcome.

To everyone out there, just want to thank you all for your e-mails, your kind words and laughs. I heard a Neil Diamond song today and I thought of you all...

Hello again, hello
Just called to say "hello"
I couldn't sleep at all tonight
And I know it's late.
But I couldn't wait

I thank you all

Message: 35988 Posted: Wed Oct 13 03:28:34 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Happy Happy

Today is the official happy BIG 50 birthday for our very own Cindy From The South.
Happy Happy Cindy
Hope you have a grand day.

Message: 35987 Posted: Tue Oct 12 20:31:38 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve (Annette)

Annette ~ I certainly don't know for a fact, but I'd bet that the family of Christopher Reeve is probably rejoicing in his ability now to walk and do the things he used to do before his accident because Heaven Is Very Beautiful.

Message: 35986 Posted: Tue Oct 12 19:56:40 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic/Moser

bluey thanks so much for sparking my memory of all those great songs!!! Annette

Message: 35985 Posted: Tue Oct 12 19:47:45 2004 By: Mike B
Subject: Re: More on the dvd

I'm missing out on this DVD. Remind me, where do I get the import? Or, will it be released in America soon? Erin, any info yet?

Message: 35984 Posted: Tue Oct 12 19:37:04 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

my heart goes out to Christopher Reeves family , i cried the day he died Annette

Message: 35983 Posted: Tue Oct 12 19:35:53 2004 By: nettie
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

red i would like to see John Denver once

Message: 35982 Posted: Tue Oct 12 19:29:01 2004 By: Mike B
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's Driftin'.

Dan Peek was Driftin' into distinctly different musical styles with Driftin', Bodden Town, and Caribbean Christmas. As a Dan Peek America fan I can’t compare them at all to early Dan Peek and America. But his latest Guitar Man takes me back to the early Dan Peek. It rocks and is up there with Human Nature and Van Go Gan. It takes me back to early America with Dan Peek. At the moment, my favorite 12 set CD representing the America Trio of the past 10 years contains the following songs:

1) Wheels are Turning
2) Guitar Man
3) From a Moving Train
4) Pages
5) Wednesday Morning
6) Carry On
7) Oloololo
8) Kiss of Life
9) Borrowed Time
10) Hot Town
11) I Need You (Van Go Gan mix)
12) Makin’ Tracks (Dan’s - I need you)

It would have been great to have Dan, Dewey, and Gerry rocking and harmonizing together on these songs, but I enjoy the homemade set list as I listen to it now.

Message: 35981 Posted: Tue Oct 12 18:23:05 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: America Ring tones - OT Nina

Kim or David, have you had any luck with downloading the VH ring-tone from My co-worker Al said he was able to download it from Cingular too. Unfortunately, he just might be back to the holiday music soon, although we all hope not. Lol! I had a few free minutes on the holiday since the office was quiet and checked out a few sites, and found one called I didn't see Ventura Highway listed but they had "I Need You" available to download. They might have some others too so you may want to check them out.

Good to hear from you Nina! Sorry to hear about your computer.... I'm sorry but how could you kill it? You can't be that technology - challenged? Just kidding. Hope you didn't get the blue screen? I get scared that it's crashed for good whenever I see that. Hope you're surviving the new school year and the kids? Hey, way to go with your nephew scoring the touchdown. He's improving and getting better!


Message: 35980 Posted: Tue Oct 12 18:14:13 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Re: Songs that relate to Superman

Hey, Rob L - I remember "Superman's Song" by the Crash Test Dummies! (That lead singer has the deepest voice I've ever heard.) Good song.

Sergio - What about R.E.M.'s "Superman" song? Has anyone mentioned that one yet?

It's amazing how many of them there are.


Message: 35979 Posted: Tue Oct 12 17:54:28 2004 By: Margaret
Subject: Re: More on the dvd

Well said Jim.

Message: 35978 Posted: Tue Oct 12 16:34:38 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: More On The DVD

<<<Bluey you a right. I really outdid myself with my comments on the DVD>>>


I just wanted to publicly acknowledge the fact that, in my humble opinion, anybody who can carry out a full review of a 2 hour "live" concert and an hour "in-depth - no holds barred" interview with the integrity, passion, acute observation and accurate summation, let's say hypothetically like yours, all within the time and space capsule of TWO LINES - has to be a literary genius! As I said, "pure poetry".

If you have got a minute, could you give us your review of "Lord Of The Rings"?

Kind Regards - Bluey

Message: 35977 Posted: Tue Oct 12 12:40:04 2004 By: Nina
Subject: Off Topic: Home Computer Dead AGAIN!

Hi all! Just checking in and letting all those America fans that tend to keep in touch with me by email know that I somehow killed my home computer once again! (I KNOW I'm technologically challenged, but I also just have the worst luck!) Will have to call the repair guy and pray he can get it working again. Jen, I sent you an email recently, but it got sent back to me. Mo, I sent you one today from school...I'll be curious to see if it goes through. Glad you had a good time at your recent concert at Birchmere. Will "someday" view the pix!

Grant me a proud auntie moment, if you will: My almost nine year old nephew scored a touchdown for his team this past Saturday morning! (He also fumbled later in the game and allowing the other team to eventually score B U T ...I can still be proud, can't I?)

Message: 35976 Posted: Tue Oct 12 12:19:56 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 12, 2004

69 years ago - Sam Moore of Sam & Dave is born. (1935)

62 years ago - The late Melvin Franklin of the Temptations is born. (1942)

47 years ago - After a concert in Sydney, Australia, Little Richard announces he wants to give up rock and roll. "If you want to live for the Lord, you can't take rock and roll too. God doesn't like it." When his sax player, Clifford Burks, dares Richard to prove his "faith in God," Little Richard tosses four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney's Hunter River. Richard flies to Los Angeles the next day to be baptized a Seventh Day Adventist and "to prepare for the end of the world." (1957)

45 years ago - Neil Sedaka's "Oh! Carol" enters the pop chart at #73. The song was written by Sedaka for his friend and Brill Building songwriting colleague Carole King. The tune spends 18 weeks on the charts topping at #9. (1959)

42 years ago - Little Richard headlines a concert at New Brighton Towne, Liverpool. One opening act is the Beatles. The once peerless rocker and the soon-to-be peerless stars reportedly get along well. (1962)

41 years ago - Billboard observes hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Foremost among the souped-up tunes is the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe," #15 on the pop charts. Capitol Records is supplying DJ's and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms. (1963)

38 years ago - The Jimi Hendrix Experience is formed in London. (1966)

36 years ago - John Sebastian leaves the Lovin' Spoonful to begin his solo career. (1968)

35 years ago - A mysterious phone caller urges DJ Russ Gibb, at Detroit underground radio station WKNR, to listen to the Beatles' "Revolution #9" backwards. He does and listeners think they hear a voice saying, "Turn me on, dead man." Thus the "Paul is Dead" craze approaches Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast as a great media hoax. (1969)

34 years ago - "Jesus Christ Superstar" is released with a presentation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York where rock-opera composers Anrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice explain their project. (1970)

34 years ago - Bill Graham holds an auction of rock Memorabilia and artifacts at New York's Fillmore East to benefit peace candidates. Among the items on the block are a guitar smashed to bits by the Who's Pete Townshend, Ian Anderson's flute, a multi-colored bra tossed to the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia by an audience member and a spiral notebook with the original scrawled lyrics to Joni Mitchell's first album, "Songs to a Seagull." (1970)

33 years ago - Gene Vincent, who had a monster hit with "Be-Bop-a-Lula," dies of a bleeding ulcer. He was 36. (1971)

31 years ago - Elton John gets a gold record for his two record set, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." It's his third straight Number One album. (1973)

29 years ago - Rod Stewart and the Faces play their last gig together. The split occurs because of Stewart's solo success and his wanting to further it. (1975)

28 years ago - Veteran soul group the Spinners earn another gold record. Off their sixth album, "Happiness Is Being with the Spinners," comes their big hit single, "The Rubberband Man." It goes up to number two on the pop charts and Number One on the R&B. (1976)

26 years ago - Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious' girlfriend Nancy Spungen is found dead of abdominal knife wounds in their room at Chelsea Hotel in New York. Vicious, nearly unconscious due to the effects of several different drugs, is charged with her murder, mailed and then released. Months later, he dies of a heroin overdose before the case ever comes to trial. (1978)

25 years ago - At a Madison Square Garden concert, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull suffers a minor eye injury when a fan throws a rose at him and one of the thorns pierces his eye. Two shows have to cancelled before Tull resumes the tour. (1979)

22 years ago - The Clash open for the Who at Shea Stadium for the first of two New York City shows on what the Who call their "Farewell Tour." (1982)

8 years ago - The film documentary "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" was released. It had been filmed in December 1968 but was put on the shelf for nearly 28 years, supposedly because the Stones were afraid that The Who upstaged them. (1996)

7 years ago - Singer/songwriter John Denver is killed in a plane crash, when the 2-seater he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay. (1997)


John Denver - Calypso

To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean,
to ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and living,
in search of the answers of questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing,
part of beginning to understand,

Aye Calypso the places you've been to,
the things that you've shown us,
the stories you tell
Aye Calypso, I sing to your spirit,
the men who have served you so long and so well

Hi dee ay-ee ooo doo-dle oh
oo do do do do do doo-dle ay yee
doo-dle ay ee

Like the dolphin who guides you, you bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide and free as a wind swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be

Aye Calypso the places you've been to,
the things that you've shown us,
the stories you tell
Aye Calypso, I sing to your spirit,
the men who have served you so long and so well

Hi dee ay-ee ooo doo-dle oh
oo do do do do do doo-dle ay yee
doo-dle ay ee

he dee Ay-ee
Hi dee oh ooo
hi dee ayee
hi dee oh ooo



(Sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies)

Come and listen to my story 'bout a boy named Bush.
His IQ was zero and his head was up his tush.
He drank like a fish while he drove all about.
But that didn't matter 'cuz his daddy bailed him out.
DUI, that is.
Criminal record.
Well, the first thing you know little Georgie goes to Yale.
He can't spell his name but they never let him fail.
He spends all his time hangin' out with student folk.
And that's when he learns how to snort a line of coke.
Blow, that is.
White gold.
Nose candy.
The next thing you know there's a war in Vietnam.
Kin folks say, "George, stay at home with Mom."
Let the common people get all maimed and scarred.
We'll buy you a spot in the Texas Air Guard.
Cushy, that is.
Country clubs.
Nose candy.
Twenty years later George gets a little bored.
He trades in the booze, says that Jesus is his Lord.
He said, "Now the White House is the place I wanna be."
So he called his daddy's friends and they called the GOP.
Gun owners, that is.
Jesse Helms.
Come November 7, the election ran late.
Kin folks said "Jeb, give the boy your state!"
"Don't let those colored folks get into the polls."
So they put up barricades so they couldn't punch their holes.
Chads, that is.
Duval County, Palm Beach County.
Before the votes were counted five Supremes stepped in.
Told all the voters "Hey, we want George to win."
"Stop counting votes!" was their solemn invocation.
And that's how George finally got his coronation.
Rigged, that is.
No moral authority.
Y'all come vote now.
Ya hear?



Happy Tuesday......

My oh my, it would be good to see John Denver again.

Red Oak

Message: 35975 Posted: Tue Oct 12 04:32:05 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: More on the dvd

Bluey, you are right; I really outdid myself with my comments on the DVD! I can tell you, Ive watched it several times since getting it on Saturday, and each time I enjoy it more. The real fan is going to find it familiar as the show is the same, pretty much, as it was 2 years ago. Im at the point now, as Im sure lots of you are, where I see a photo and know the song they are playing by what guitars they are using.Every fan here will own this DVD, Im sure, and cherish it and for the casual buyer who sees it in a music store, remembers a couple of tunes and buys it, they will be getting a great concert by a legendary band. Company is maybe the standout for me at present. Dewey presenting it in a laid back style, rather than too uptempo. Great percussion from Willie. But the highlight for me is the interview conducted on the stage of The Opera House. In time this may change and the music will take over again. But for now, as Im so familiar with the songs, Gerry and Dewey talking in detail about the real early days and the events leading to their domination of the charts is totally enthralling. Now for the first time we hear it as it really was for them, from young guys hanging out in London to the first trip to the States, as Horse was breaking. Those with a knowledge of the California era of Geffen, CSN, Joni Mitchell etc will really appreciate all of this. This interview has made me marvel all over again at what America accomplished and it gives an insight into what must have been the most incredible time in music history,as I believe it to be, anyway!

Message: 35974 Posted: Tue Oct 12 04:12:19 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

Hi all,

Wow! Thanks all! Nice to read all the kind support for Christopher Reeve's memory and all the Superman related songs names.


<<"Man Of Steel's Medical Legacy">>

Nice way of putting it! I am glad that his legacy will live far beyond his years. Thanks for those Aussie headlines on Christopher Reeve.

<<Sir Joe ~ I can think of two "Superman" song references. Has anyone heard Don McLean's "Superman's Ghost"? It's quite an entertaining song that mentions Superman of the 50s and 60s, George Reeves.>>

Johnny, No, I have not heard that song...But having grown up watching the George Reeves' Superman TV show I will definitely have to check it out. As Howard said, it is very ironic given this week's events...It is amazing that the 1950's Superman and the 1970's Superman both had the same last name.


Message: 35973 Posted: Tue Oct 12 03:24:30 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: "I ain't no Superman"

Thanks man !! I knew it was just one word, but I just couldn't come up with it !
Mark M

Message: 35972 Posted: Tue Oct 12 02:53:09 2004 By: EDDY
Subject: Re:Remembering a real Superman-Christopher Reeve

RIP Christopher Reeve, such sad news.....

I don't know if this song was mentioned yet..Superman by The Kinks, from their album "Low Budget"

Message: 35971 Posted: Mon Oct 11 21:44:11 2004 By: Robsl
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's Driftin'.

Hi Kevin,
I usually agree with you as to your taste in America music, and I always share your feeling that the drum machine has got to be removed from future America albums. I wanted to say, however, that I thought that "Town and Country" was very nice, a fresh melody, the good ole slightly-bizarre-but-always-genius Dewey lyrics and some decent instrumental work. It ranks up there with some of their 1975-1979 work in my opinion.
I would agree also that those first three America albums are just about unparalleled in popular music history. Great, great, and very good. Great guitar work, stunning harmonies, brilliant snippets of insight into life, awesome musical statements. It really would be tough for them to ever get to something that awesome again. But I also will continue to enjoy their newer stuff as I think it's still really good.
My least favorite Human Nature are probably the more synthesized ones. I didn't think Hot Town was all that bad, kind of a fun bar-joint rocker. Nothing brilliant but it's catchy. Moment to Moment is a little too cliched for me, but it's still a nice song. Hidden Talent strives for that kind of light-funkpop that Steely Dan has been vomiting up for the past 25 or so years. I usually don't listen to Hidden Talent much.
I loved hearing From a Moving Train, Wheels Are Turning, Whispering, Overwhelming World Suite is ambitious and good, Wednesday Morning is enjoyable and well-written, Oloololo is good, and Pages is cool.

Anyhow, it's always interesting to read your views on the music and thanks for sharing them Kevin.

Take care everyone,

Message: 35970 Posted: Mon Oct 11 21:32:30 2004 By: Robsl
Subject: Songs that relate to Superman

I figured I would throw in some more songs about Superman. It was sad hearing of Reeve's passing. He certainly worked hard to raise awareness for the national/international need for medical research in that area.

"Superman" by Herbie Mann
"Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting
"Superman's Ghost" by Don McLean (that was already mentioned actually, but anyhow...)
"Superman" by Eminem
"Superman's Song" by Crash Test Dummies (You guys remember this song...anybody? It was out in around 1991...the main lyrics are "hey Superman never made any money saving the world from Solomon Grundy..."

"Superman's Dead" by Our Lady Peace

"Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down
"Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)" by Johnny Wakelin and his Kinshasa Band

"Superman Inside" by Eric Clapton
I'm thinkin.......
I suppose that's all I can think of for now.

Hope everyone is doing well,

Rob L

Message: 35969 Posted: Mon Oct 11 21:14:54 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: "I ain't no Superman"

Mark M ~ "Scrubs"???

Message: 35968 Posted: Mon Oct 11 21:07:41 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

"Barbra Streisand" has a song named "Superman"
There is a very quirky tv series and in the theme song, they say "I aint no superman" I don't know who sings the song....and even worse, I can't remember the name of the show !!
My question is "What is the shows title"? It's driving me crazy !!
Mark M

Message: 35967 Posted: Mon Oct 11 20:47:28 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic/Moser

They sang the theme to "Love American style" (Just a little tidbit)

Message: 35966 Posted: Mon Oct 11 20:34:47 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Oooop Part II

Just in case some of you out there don't believe me about the Australian spelling of Engelbert's surname, my prized CD - the Oz issued "Engelbert Humperindinck's Greatest Hits" will be on display in my loungeroom, 1pm - 2pm, next Sunday. If it rains, the once-in-lifetime showing will, unfortunately, be cancelled. Bluey.

Message: 35965 Posted: Mon Oct 11 20:13:06 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Oooops

Humperindinck is the Oz way of spelling Humperdinck........honest.

Message: 35964 Posted: Mon Oct 11 20:04:48 2004 By: Sherry
Subject: Re: Dan Peek's Driftin'.

"As much as I continue to respect the music all three are doing now, what the three accomplished together on their first three albums cannot be equalled. Nobody has had a string of three first albums that good. --Kevin S."

Nobody? Wow, that's a sweeping statement.

Message: 35963 Posted: Mon Oct 11 20:02:40 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re:Remembering a real Superman-Christopher Reeve


Front page of our main newspaper: Full page photo of Superman, with a smaller photo of Christopher and wife Dana...wording
1952 - 2004 Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN IS DEAD. Also contains two full pages with the heading "Man Of Steel's Medical Legacy". Early last year he made his only overseas trip since his accident, flying to Sydney for a Prince of Wales Hospital fundraiser in a specially modified Qantas jet. VALE CHRISTOPHER REEVE. Sergio, good on you mate.

Johnny...thank God I didn't mention Engelbert Humperindinck - try and match that one up!!

Thommo: "California Revisited" is a Dan Peek song. That song is found on "Homecoming" CD. The original version, 'Everyone I Meet Is From California" is on "Encore" CD and Dewey's version is on "Hourglass" CD plus the Opera House DVD.


Message: 35962 Posted: Mon Oct 11 19:57:36 2004 By: KevinS.
Subject: Dan Peek's Driftin'.

I'm out of town and don't have Dan Peek's Drifttin CD in front of me, so I don't remember exactly which songs are on it.

Isn't Warrior King on that, as well as Coconut Tree? I think both of those songs are very strong Dan Peek songs. I also think his latest, Guitar Man, is as good as America's Human Nature. Highs as high. Lows as low.

Again, what we're seeing is that the three of them together are better than the three of them apart. If you take the best of what Gerry and Dewey have recorded in the last couple of years, along with the best of what Dan has recorded and put them on one disc, you'd have a pretty damn good disc (assuming you could convince Gerry to scrap his gay-ass drum machine).

I don't think it's fair to criticize what Dan is doing now as opposed to what he did on the first three America albums without making the same observation and criticism about Gerry Beckley's and Dewey Bunnell's work.

Hot Town would have never made it onto the first three America albums. Hidden Talent? That would have been laughed off the face of the earth, the master tapes burned. Town and Country would have been aborted before it was recorded.

As much as I continue to respect the music all three are doing now, what the three accomplished together on their first three albums cannot be equalled. Nobody has had a string of three first albums that good.


Message: 35961 Posted: Mon Oct 11 19:47:01 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

Laurie Anderson "O Superman"

Message: 35960 Posted: Mon Oct 11 19:21:58 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Re: Dan Peek

Was californis revisited a Dan peek song too?

Message: 35959 Posted: Mon Oct 11 18:31:25 2004 By: Howard Lieboff
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

Sergio, as soon as you mentioned songs, this one stuck
out immediately. How ironic...
Superman's Ghost by Don Mclean

Message: 35958 Posted: Mon Oct 11 18:17:01 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve (Oops!)

Dean Cane, rather.

Message: 35957 Posted: Mon Oct 11 18:14:17 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: Re: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

That was a big shock... Christopher Reeve's passing. No doubt, everyone respects him greatly for his huge courage and inspiration. The utmost respect and admiration also goes to his wife who viliantly and lovingly stood by his side in the last eight to nine years.

Sir Joe ~ I can think of two "Superman" song references. Has anyone heard Don McLean's "Superman's Ghost"? It's quite an entertaining song that mentions Superman of the 50s and 60s, George Reeves.

And what about Jim Croce's "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" reference to Superman? "You don't tug on Superman's cape/You don't spit inta the wind/You don't pull the mask of the ol' Lone Ranger/And you don't mess around with Jim". (or something like that)

Interesting there, Bluey, about Company Caine.

I thought the following was a bit interesting as well:

Don McLean's song about George REEVES as Superman ----> Christopher REEVE as Superman ----> Company CAINE's song about Superman ----> Dan CANE as the latest Superman actor.

Message: 35956 Posted: Mon Oct 11 17:11:09 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re Remembering Superman

G'Day Sergio,

Two Oz songs- 1st : "Superman" (written Vanda/Young -"ex-Easybeats")
Recorded early 1970s..performed by Alison MacCallum (Top 10 in Oz)
and secondly, only because you asked!!!
"The Day Superman Got Busted" performed by 1960s Oz group Company Caine...(Co. Caine if abbreviated) I think it was banned when radio stations worked that little one out.

Gloria Estefan...Got her 1991 tour souvenir double CD - "Into The Light" - "Cuts Both Ways"/"Here We Are" etc - 20 tracks - great.

Thanks Sergio. Christopher Reeve's death was highlighted on all our News programmes....wonderful man.


Message: 35955 Posted: Mon Oct 11 16:37:12 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: OT: Movie Quotes

FogHorn LegHorn said it to the young chicken hawk.

Message: 35954 Posted: Mon Oct 11 16:27:10 2004 By: Alan W.
Subject: Wheels Are Turning-Black Crow Trivia

Wheels Are Turning is a terrific travel song featuring a Black Crow.On Joni Mitchell's ultimate "on the road" album Hejira Joni has a sublime song of life on the road called Black Crow. I always thought that Dewey's Wheel Are Turning might be a tribute to Joni's Black Crow

Message: 35953 Posted: Mon Oct 11 15:54:24 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: RE: Movie Quotes

Mo, I have absolutely no clue ! (Not spoken with an English accent)
Another hint, maybe?

Message: 35952 Posted: Mon Oct 11 14:50:19 2004 By: Moser
Subject: OT: Movie Quotes

Seeing as there is nothing new to talk about regarding America--no new CD, no new songs in the playlist, not even another new concert to chat about for about 3 or so days (nudge, nudge, hint, hint Ger and Dew)--I thought it might be a good day for a distraction game. Besides, I need to procrastinate again!!
For those who are movie buffs in addition to being music buffs, you might like to join in. For those who aren't, well, just hit next. Easy enough, so far, right?
Okay so I'll start. I'll give a quote. This one only has three words, so it may be tough. But it is from a famous movie so that will help. If you know the answer or have a good guess, just post it. Whoever gets it right gets to make the next quote. Got it? Okay.

Here goes. The quote is, wait for it now...

"Chicks dig gray." (Hint: Spoken with an English accent.)

Anyone? Anyone?

Message: 35951 Posted: Mon Oct 11 13:20:19 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Remembering a real Superman- Christopher Reeve

Hi all,
So early this morning I picked up USA Today at the Ft.Lauderdale airport waiting for my plane back to New Orleans, it must have been 5:30 AM, sadly only to see the headline informing that Christopher Reeve had passed away. The numbers 52 stood out, the numbers in my age, as well as Dewey's and Gerry's...How untimely! I know we all had hoped for his miraculous cure...I think Christopher Reeve inspired us all, his strength, his faith against all odds. He was truly a Superman for our times! Although trivial, I thought it would be a nice tribute remember him by remembering songs that contain the name Superman, either in its title or lyrics.
I'll start:

"Sunshine Superman" by Donovan


Message: 35950 Posted: Mon Oct 11 12:36:00 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Ambitious

Wow! Thanks, Anita and Steve, for the clip. Gerry, nice singing. Do you still have that jacket?

Message: 35949 Posted: Mon Oct 11 11:57:05 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: G L O R I A - Off Topic

Hi all,

After 20 years of being a huge fan of Gloria Estefan, I finally got my wish to see this Miami Diva LIVE in her final tour performance this last Saturday night. It was the rescheduled final concert part of her farewell "Unwrapped" tour (rescheduled from two weeks ago when it was abruptly cancelled due to hurricane Jeanne). It required us (my wife, daughter and I) to fly back to Miami, but it was well worth it~ Gloria wowed the packed American Airlines Arena to 21/2 hours of her unique musical talents in a lavishly staged Las Vegas type show. A show that included giant puppets and props designed by Michael Curry, who worked on the "Lion King" musical. Backed by a sizzling hot 18 piece Miami Sound Machine orchestra, and a cadre of 10 dancers. Gloria, who looked great and was in strong voice delivered all the hits dead on, as well as material from her latest album "Unwrapped', and selections from her Spanish language repertoire. The show flowed seamlessly covering her entire 20 year career. 3 giant screens in the background ran a continuous video show appropriate to each song and theme. It was an audio-visual feast!

Gloria began the show in high energy with the usual "Get On Your Feet" followed by "Turn The Beat Around". She moved on to "Here We Are", "1,2,3", "The Rhythm is Gonna Get You", "Everlasting Love", her Grammy award winning "Mi Tierra". However, the most beautiful moments in the show were the subdued ones- when Gloria sat and played/sang her string of ballad hits ("Words Get In the Way", " Anything for You", "Can't Stay Away From You", and "Don't Wanna Lose You") on her acoustic guitar, just the artist and her instrument, with her warm and rich contralto voice sweetly caressing each lyric. Also very effective was her performance of her new composition from "Unwrapped", "In Your Picture", a heartfelt nostalgic song which was backed by a photo montage of snapshots of Gloria as a child with her father, the inspiration of the song. However, the most poignant moment was her duet with her own 9 year old voice to a song that she had recorded in the 1960's for her father who was then in Viet-Nam (he later died from the effects of agent orange). The song being "Cuando Sali de Cuba" ("When I left Cuba") an expatriate Cuban anthem. Her mature woman's voice poignantly harmonizing in sync with her own little girl voice, visually juxtaposed against a huge snapshot of herself at 9 years of age, made for a truly sterling moment in the show, and predictably it brought the crowd to a resounding standing ovation. As she explained after the song-"I am a woman of two lands". To this man of two lands, the song certainly pulled all the stops.

She predictably finished her show with "Conga", but returned with a 3 song encore, and ended it with a wistful Beatles influenced ballad, "I Wish You" (on her latest album) asking the public to keep strong and optimistic in these fear laden times we live in. All in all, a tour de force performance from a female singer in her prime,that might be retiring from touring, but surely looking ahead to more musical projects, and an exciting movie project of the great 50's and 60's singer, Connie Francis. God bless Gloria!


Message: 35948 Posted: Mon Oct 11 11:15:18 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Ebay Treasures

Five America-related items I saw while surfing Ebay:
3844362183 This one only has about 22 hours left on it. Bid quickly!!
3844860619 This is the commonly offered Tourbook from 'webgirlie.'
4043667648 Like A Brother CD.
3845401570 An older GB guitar pick.
It's a holiday. Sorry, I was bored. Procrastinating actually, but don't tell Jeff.
Happy Monday,

Message: 35947 Posted: Mon Oct 11 10:05:30 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Re: Ambitious

Haha. Nice jacket indeed!
However, I'm sure we all could find pics of us looking real weird in kinda ridiculous outfit in the late 80's... Oh well my mom seems to keep some of me (in very secret places) that she will only take out on 'important' occasions... like when you bring friends at home while she's around!!!..
Thank you both Anita and Steve for the clip... :)

Message: 35946 Posted: Mon Oct 11 09:48:08 2004 By: Madolyn
Subject: Re: The Cowsills

Never mind! I don't know why, but I always confuse the Cowsills with the Roches -- the Roches are the female folky trio who sang "The Married Man."

Back to our regularly scheduled programming...

-- Madolyn

Message: 35945 Posted: Mon Oct 11 09:47:58 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: Ambitious

Anita sent me a 15 second clip of Jeff Beck's "Ambitious" music video (from his Flash album), circa 1985. You'll love Gerry's jacket! RIGHT click here and then choose "Save Link Target As..." to download the WMV file. Thanks for digitizing and sharing it with us Anita. It will be available for about a week.

Message: 35944 Posted: Mon Oct 11 09:06:32 2004 By: Johnny
Subject: OT - "Wheels Are Turning"

Wheels are turning on the President's Gulfstream 5 jet as he just NOW left the local airport of my home town following a local rally here!

Message: 35943 Posted: Mon Oct 11 06:32:16 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: The Cowsills

Hello Madolyn:-

The "Greatest Hits" CD I have doesn't have that track on it. I haven't heard that particular song. Could be off one of their albums. The only song I know of that kind of resembles something like that title is "Guide For The Married Man" by The Turtles.

Regards, Bluey.

Message: 35942 Posted: Mon Oct 11 06:22:57 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 11, 2004

55 years ago - Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates is born. (1949)

39 years ago - The Beatles release the single, "Roll Over Beethoven." (1965)

36 years ago - Another gold record for Aretha Franklin. Her seventh is her recording of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "I Say a Little Prayer." (1968)

35 years ago - Bluesman Muddy Waters is seriously injured and three other people killed in a car crash near Chicago. (1969)

35 years ago - Grand Funk Railroad's debut LP, "On Time," enters the chart at #65, much to chagrin of rock critics, who launch an all-out assault on the group. Within the year, Grand Funk will be among the best selling acts in rock history. (1969)

29 years ago - "Saturday Night Live" is broadcast for the first time with George Carlin as the guest host. The musical guests on the first show were Janis Ian and Billy Preston. The show really takes off the following week when it highlighted by the reunion of host Paul Simon with his former partner, Art Garfunkel. (1975)

18 years ago - The Pretenders release their single, "Don't Get Me Wrong." It peaks at #10. (1986)

16 years ago - Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach travel to Tucson, Arizona for alcohol abuse treatment. The complete the program on November 25 and return to England. (1988)


Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One

I'm tired of playing on the team
It seems I don't get time out anymore
What a change if we set the pace face to face
No one even trying to score
Oh oh I can feel the magic of your touch
And when you move in close a little bit means so much
Ooh yeah, you've got to understand baby
Time out is what I'm here for

One on one I wanna play that game tonight
One on one I know I wanna play that
One on one I wanna play that game tonight
One on one so slow

You can't tell me you don't miss me girl
I think I might know you too well
Wonder what you'd say if you knew that I was coming tonight
Want to? I want you can't you tell

One on one I wanna play that game tonight
One on one I know I wanna play that
One on one I wanna play that game tonight
One on one so slow
That's all you need to know now

'Cause if it's really right there's nothing else
One on one I want to play that game tonight...

In light of Nebraska's trouncing over the weekend by Texas Tech to the tune of 70 - 10, maybe this is the problem.

Nebraska Football

University of Nebraska....
2004 Football Scouting Report

The following scouting report was prepared by scouts of the University:

Wayfron P. Jackson: 6' 6", 215 lbs. Wide Receiver.
Hottest prospect from Texas in the last ten years.
Loves rap music. Will demand a mini cassette in his helmet.Currently
holds world record for the most "you knows" during an interview (62 in one minute). Wayfron can print his complete name.


Cletis Quinticious Jenkins: 6' 3", 220 lbs. Running Back. Set state
scoring record out of Triton High School, Dunn, N.C. Also led the state in burglaries, but has only 9 convictions. He has been clocked at 4.2 seconds in the 40 yard dash with a 19" TV under each arm.


Roosevelt "Dude" Dansell: 6' 1", 195 lbs. Running Back. From Tyler,
Texas. Has processed hair and imitates Billy Dee Williams very well. Before he signed his letter of intent, he wanted the school to change colors to chartreuse and pink.
Listed his church preference as "red brick."


Woodrow Lee Washington: 6' 8", 310 lbs. Tackle.
From a 4th generation welfare family. At 19 he's the oldest of 21
children. Mother claims Woodrow and child number 9 have same father. He has a manslaughter trial pending but feels he will be found innocent because: "The dude said something bad 'bout my Momma." On his entrance form, he listed his I.Q. as 20-20.


Willie "Night Train" Smith: 6'4", 225 lbs. Quarterback.
Born on an Amtrak train. Birth certificate indicates he is
27 years old. Thinks the "N" on Nebraska's helmets stands for
"Nowledge," but still meets this school's stringent entrance
requirements. Insists on wearing number 32 jersey since it matches his score on his College Entrance Exam.


Tyrone "Python" Peoples: 6'10", 228 lbs. Wide Receiver. Has a pending paternity suit and two rape trials, but hopes none of his other 9 victims will file charges. Tyrone had already signed letters of intent with six other colleges but was also willing to sign with us. Likes wild women and red Cadillacs. Thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican Telephone Company.


Abdul Hasheen Abba Ali: 6'10", 305 lbs. Guard.
Played high school ball under the name Sylvester LeRoy Jones until he discovered Muslim religion. Abdul thinks Sherlock Holmes is a housing project in Jacksonville. Doesn't know the meaning of the word "fear." (Doesn't know the meaning of many other words, either.)


Additional Note: Nebraska track coaches intend to use several of the
above signees in their track programs. However, instead of using a
starting gun at track meets, the NCAA has now agreed to use a burglar alarm...


Happy Monday everyone..........

Red Oak

Message: 35941 Posted: Mon Oct 11 06:18:16 2004 By: Madolyn
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic/Moser

The Cowsills, did they sing "Oh, the Married Man"?

-- Madolyn

Message: 35940 Posted: Mon Oct 11 04:10:23 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Dan Peek

I don't really have any of Dans solo stuff, except for a CD that "Nancy H" made for me. (Shes a sweetheart)(Crossover and Boddentown)I like "Boddentown" quite well.
My favorite "Dan Peek" songs with "America" are "Don't cross the river" and "Rainy day".
Mark M

Message: 35939 Posted: Mon Oct 11 02:51:06 2004 By: Cornwallis Blanche
Subject: Dan Peek & Driftin

I agree about Driftin,,, have the greatest respect for Dan Peek, but I just dont get it. Only two tracks worth a mention, Moon over Cozumel, and Moonlight on Bodden Bay. However both still a long way from material from the first three albums.

Message: 35938 Posted: Mon Oct 11 02:02:39 2004 By: thommo
Subject: Dan Peek

Has anyone else bought DRIFTIN by Dan peek

I'm disappointed, just not the same Dan from the early America

Although his voice was never as good as Gerry and Dewey's he still wrote and sang great songs -A particular favourite was Today's the Day

what do others think?

Message: 35937 Posted: Mon Oct 11 01:57:10 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Over You (Robyn)

Robyn wrote:
<<... there are so many things about it that delight me I just keep finding new parts that I have to hear again. >>

Soooo true for me too! I couldn't have said it better myself!

Message: 35936 Posted: Mon Oct 11 01:52:30 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Re: Gerry's fav. movie

Being There, based on Jerzy Kosinsky's novel (1971) is a very interesting and insightful movie indeed... One of the most famous reviews of it I know of sums it up as follow:

<<"Being There" is a difficult movie for reviewers to review. Some mistake it as a simple comedy and wonder why there aren't more "jokes" or some think it is a "message movie" trying to deliver a sermon. Critic R. Ebert (Cinemania) called it "counfoundingly provocative". What they fail to understand is that this is not a movie about what could happen, it's about what IS happening - things like the blind acceptance of celebrity, a general disinterest in the truth and the wild lengths people will go to in order to justify themselves.

The makers are not trying to "say" anything. They are reporters relaying what they see. This is what gives the movie its inner strength, or "weird conceit" as Ebert fathoms it. This film is a towering achievement of insight - and that is what makes it so provocative.>>

Of course, it's ironic and funny how Chance the gardener (who is quite simple-minded and strictly knows nothing about real life except what he has seen on TV) is mistaken for some important biz aristocrat - only because of apparence: he wears his former benefactor's suit- and how all his rather banal utterances about gardening are mistaken for profound metaphors...!

Yeah definitely a must-see in elections times i guess to start some personal reflection on the impact of political jargon (we call it 'langue de bois' in France) and on the implication of valuing charism over ideas/idealism...

Have a great week everybody!


Message: 35935 Posted: Sun Oct 10 20:27:19 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Brian Wilson's Smile

Just got back from seeing Brian Wilson's Smile. Well worth the decades of waiting! See it if you get the chance.

Message: 35934 Posted: Sun Oct 10 18:47:31 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic/Moser


First days at school, university, first love, engagements, weddings and even their first homes - Nothing to worry about, trust me. The Sledgehammer of Life gets you right between the eyes when you hear those innocent three letter words - "POP" or "NAN". That's when you silently whisper, "Stop The World I Want To Get Off".

The Cowsills - Dec 1967 US #2 hit "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" with subsequent singles "We Can Fly", "In Need Of A Friend", 1968 US Top IO "Indian Lake" and their biggest hit "Hair", the title song to the rock musical - US #2 (AUST #1) in May, 1969. They became the inspiration for the 1970 NBC television series, 'The Partridge Family'. Barbara Cowsill died in January, 1985 of emphysema, aged 56, in Tempe, Arizona. Their song "We Can Fly" was used here for an airline commercial.

Thanks, Bluey

Message: 35933 Posted: Sun Oct 10 16:46:00 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Re;:Listening Party

As Gerry would say, "Thank you very much." (Fill in Liverpoolian accent as you read.)

Message: 35932 Posted: Sun Oct 10 16:37:49 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: Re;:Listening Party

The Rain, the Park, and other things to be exact by the Cowsills. Good 4 u Mo 4 knowing that. You were about 5 I'd guess when that was big. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Red Oak

Message: 35931 Posted: Sun Oct 10 15:02:30 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Harp Song

That's The Cowsill's, isn't it?

Message: 35930 Posted: Sun Oct 10 14:44:12 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re;:Listening Party

Nancy, "Happenins" - good title. A good friend of mine who sings in a band and is an America fan asked me if I could make-up a CD of my favourite "unknown" America songs. Songs like Young Moon/Monster/Old Man Took/Sarah/Tall Treasures/And Forever/Inspector Mills/Cast the Spirit/You Should Have Been The One/Rainy Day/Midnight/Whole Wide World/Pages and others. I made up it up with the cover and index...I called it "Hidden". She loves it.

Heard a song the other day with a harp in it. I was trying to remember a big hit in late 60s that had the harp playing almost through the entire song. Finally got it. I actually have their Greatest Hits CD but haven't played it for sometime. See if you remember it from this extract:-

Suddenly the sun broke through
I looked around and she was gone
All I had left
Was one little flower from her hair

But I knew (I knew, I knew, I knew)
She had made me happy (happy,happy)
Flowers in her hair
Flowers everywhere

I love the Flower Girl...........


Message: 35929 Posted: Sun Oct 10 12:31:43 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Cindy/Bluey

Thanks Jenna, it was really super. My actual Birth DAY is the 13th, but I decided since it's 50, I would celebrate for the entire month of October! I highly recommend celebrating with two back to back America shows and the best fans in the world.

Life is grand!
Cindy...from the South

Message: 35928 Posted: Sun Oct 10 10:43:45 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock--way off topic


Message: 35927 Posted: Sun Oct 10 09:26:58 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Oooops One more reply to Rich S and some others!

>> ~~ Neat that you had Matt & Bryce's tea ep to listen to while stuck in the subway,<<
Yes it was a good thing, the nicest thing about headphones is that I really can hear, in the song "over you" the very recognizable voice of a certain mystery vocalist. I have been listening to it pretty much non stop since I got it( my dd told me to play something else) but there are so many things about it that delight me I just keep finding new parts that I have to hear again.

Message: 35926 Posted: Sun Oct 10 09:21:58 2004 By: EDDY
Subject: Re: Gerry's fav. movie

Hi Dan,
Your half right in that being his last movie, "The Trail Of The Pink Panther"(1982) I believe, was his very last; unfortunately he died during production..

Message: 35925 Posted: Sun Oct 10 08:11:27 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 10, 2004

49 years ago - Former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth is born. (1955)

42 years ago - The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash." Although the tune is neither obscene or controversial, it's about a horror-movie-star record hop, "Monster Mash," like many other songs, is banned under a catch-all regulation prohibiting the broadcast of anything deemed "offensive." (1962)

40 years ago - The Shangri-Las' "Leader Of The Pack" is released. (1964)

39 years ago - The Supremes make the first of many appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show." (1965)

34 years ago - The running race between Vice President Spiro Agnew and FCC Commissioner Johnson continues: Johnson, in response to Agnew's charge that rock music drives young people to drugs, plays rock music during a speech, saying that Agnew would do well to listen to song lyrics to understand what's happening around the U.S. (1970)

34 years ago - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "Tears Of A Clown" is released. (1970)

28 years ago - The Who and the Grateful Dead play the second of two back-to-back shows at Oakland Stadium for Bill Graham's Days on the Green series. Neither of the shows sell out. (1976)

26 years ago - Singer Steve Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith are injured in Philadelphia when a cherry bomb is thrown on stage. From then on, the group performs from behind a cyclone fence. (1978)

26 years ago - After three uneven albums of Sixties influenced jams, San Francisco based Journey gets Steve Perry as their new lead singer. "Infinity" is their most successful album and turns platinum on this date. (1978)

25 years ago - "The Rose," starring Bette Midler as a rock singer, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premieres in Los Angeles. (1979)

25 years ago - The city of Los Angeles declares "Fleetwood Mac Day," giving the group its own star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, right in front of legendary lingerie emporium Frederick's of Hollywood. (1979)

23 years ago - Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove" enters the soul chart, where it stays for 22 weeks, peaking at Number One and staying there for eleven weeks. On the pop chart, the song makes it to number three. (1981)

12 years ago - Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash marries model Renne Suran. (1992)



Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice,
just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on


Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people


For months he had been her devoted admirer. Now, at long last, he had collected up sufficient courage to ask her the most momentuous of all questions.

"There are quite a lot of advantages to being a bachelor ," he began, "but there comes a time when one longs for the companionship of another being -- a being who will regard one as perfect, as an idol; whom one can treat as one's absolute property; who will be kind and faithful when times are hard; who will share one's joys and sorrows - "

To his delight he saw a sympathetic gleam in her eyes. Then she nodded in agreement.

She replied," I think its a great idea... I would help you choose your pet dog."


Bluey, nice to see the Eagles doin the country right by adding shows. This will undoubtedly be the last swing thru ur part of the world. Better get ur ticket to this one.

What happened to my Redbirds. Swat them Dodgers out of the way and let's get on with it.

Have a relaxing & surreal Sunday all...........

NancyH, have fun at scrapbooking today, tho it will make 4 a looooooong day, ha.

Over & out,

Red Oak

Message: 35924 Posted: Sun Oct 10 07:44:20 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: Listening Party

Me Again ~~~ Ooooops I just wanted to say Have a great time at the Brian Wilson show Anita, come tell us about it okay?

Hi there Linda S ~~~ Nice to see you are back posting again.. I saw your other post about Moving... I definitely will second your saying You don't ever want to have to do it again... after we moved into our home, I had stuff in boxes for quite awhile, cause I couldn't make up my mind just where I wanted to put what.. LOL!! As Red would say to reading me saying this "That is a Woman" we never can make up our mind on some things huh!!! :)

Nice to hear from you too Margaret... Pretty neat your daughter's travels including AMERICA songs... I hope it keeps a happenin... Hmmm there is that word again... I would love for the new CD to be called Happenin's, why you all may wonder, well because I just love to take in all the Happenin's of this great Group we know as AMERICA!!! :)

Okay gotta get now... take care, Nancy :)

Message: 35923 Posted: Sun Oct 10 07:33:57 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: The Border Video

Hi Everyone ~ Happy Sunday ~~ Wow The Reds have come alive along with the oranges and yellows here all around me! ~~~ Sun radiates the golden parade, time to prepare for the fall ~~ Sing it Dewey right on que! ~~ Yes Seasons is playing here on my comp speakers.. Oooooh what a great song this is! The Seasons sure do fly by anymore Huh! Tooooo much Fall here and Spring there in Australia & New Zealand! ~~~ Spring came sooo quickly that I did not see her, just turn around and she's coming again ~~ Sing it again for me Dewey :)

Thanks a Bunch SteveL for putting The Border Video on again for us... Hmmm ~ I did redownload it, and I do have that mpg code thing to apply to my windows media player, and when I put the border file into play it started to play and then when it gets to the part where Gerry is sitting along a bench on the highway... it just kinda pauses with the picture part, I tried slidding the little tracking bar right before it gets to this part to see if it would continue on then, but no luck.. sooo I am gonna have to play around with it alittle bit to get it to play the whole video.. If anyone else is having the same problem let us know okay... Thanks Steve, I do appreciate you putting it on here again! :)

Hey there Rob ~~ Too much, what you said about the Border video... I really enjoy it.. I love the way Gerry & Dewey stand there at this big board game with the United States Map and by their typing they make them red and blue balls move around.... Kinda like a Lifesize game of Chineese Checkers, don't ya think? I always wonder who these 2 guys are in the black trench coats... was it Woodz & Willie??? Anyway I do enjoy hitting the replay on this video as well as the You Can Do Magic One and the Hope one too.. ~~ How is your classes going this semester... have you finished your Dewey Paper yet? I would love to read it! :)

Hey there Mo ~~ It feels good to be Wreckless once in a while doesn't it... Thanks for the Sat Smile... I too hope Kaity had a Fun night at the dance, boy you mentioning that, took me back to my younger days and going to the dances.. Ooh Wow ~~ If only we could go back and have this fun again! :)

Hi Karen ~~ Don't feel bad, my 2 older sons passed me up awhile ago, and now my 12 yr old daughter is about eye to eye with me and wears bigger shoes than me... hmmm go figure... I never passed up my Mom... what gives here, what in the world was in those prenatal vitamins that I took! LOL !!! :)

Hey there Jen & Redddd ~~ That would be way too cool if you were to head to Australia to see the Eagles... Can I tag along in my Dreams? :)

Okay gotta get now, take care all and enjoy your sunday! ~~ Hey there Jimmmmmbob ~~ how bout some more thoughts on the dvd... have a good day at work! See ya, Nancy :)

~~~ Alllll around listen and you can hear the sound on cloudy days, seems like I always feel this way, Alllll Around listen and you can hear the sound ~~~ Sing it again Gerry & Dewey :)

~~~ Life today gets frittered away, you've got to simplify, each in our own way, we live for today and never know whyyy, to stand in the road and feel the wind blow across the sands of time, If that's a Simple Life, you'd know I'd like to make it mine ~~ Sing it Dan, Dewey & Gerry :):):)

Message: 35922 Posted: Sun Oct 10 05:29:36 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Listening Party

Hi chatters:

I won't make it in time for the listening party tonight, as I'll be at Brian Wilson's Smile show. If you decide to listen, the schedule says we're back to the first album.

Message: 35921 Posted: Sun Oct 10 04:24:52 2004 By: Margaret
Subject: Re: The DVD.

Glad to hear that you got the DVD. It's a shame that you couldn't have been here for the concert. Can you expand your review?
Our daughter sent a message tonight to say that Horse was playing in her hotel room in Barcelona. It seems that the song follows her on her travels because some time ago, on another trip, she sent a message saying that she heard it it in a toy shop in Tokyo.

Message: 35920 Posted: Sun Oct 10 04:02:35 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: The DVD


Sorry, won't be a minute, I just have to dry my eyes.......that was pure poetry.


Message: 35919 Posted: Sun Oct 10 00:06:25 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: The DVD.

The Sydney DVD is in my collection and its GREAT! Love the interview. We know the story but its something special hearing Dewey and Gerry tell it. The interveiwer had done his homework too! Thankyou to those for making it!

Message: 35918 Posted: Sat Oct 09 23:58:23 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: The Yanks Are Coming


We are in Spring at the moment, temperature 25 to 30 celsius.
December to February - Summer----damn HOT. Ask Gerry and Dewey. It must have been a thousand degrees inside that Opera House but really just a beautiful place to visit.

Coming attractions:- Announced today - The Eagles 4th and final show, Sydney Superdome 4 December...Tickets on sale 18 October. Let me know if you want tickets OK...You can bring Red if you want!

Start of our cricket, golf and tennis seasons, in that order. Australian Open (tennis) 17/1/05 to 30/1/05 in Melbourne.


Message: 35917 Posted: Sat Oct 09 22:13:58 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Cindy/Bluey

Cindy, looked like it was a great time and a fabulous Birthday! I can only hope mine is and that I don't have to work on that certain day.

P.S. to Bluey... I've got a friend who's visiting Australia soon while on vacation, I've got some vacation time left too. What's your weather like at this time of the year? Is it turning to summer or winter around this time? Thanks in advance.


Message: 35916 Posted: Sat Oct 09 20:23:54 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic That It's Ridiculous

Atta girl!!


Message: 35915 Posted: Sat Oct 09 20:00:40 2004 By: Robsl
Subject: Re: The Border Video

The Border is a truly odd music video.
That's all i have to say at this point.
Hopefully everyone is doing well.

Thanks Steve for this delightful cinematic montage of a span of several minutes of quirkiness. :)

Rob L

Message: 35914 Posted: Sat Oct 09 19:56:02 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Re: So Far Off Topic That It's Ridiculous

Hey, Mo - believe it or not, that song reminds me of America! Here's why - it's by Queen, and my youngest son loves Queen and bought their greatest hits CD and we listened to it all the way to Fond du Lac, WI, back in June when we went there to see America (approx. a 1.5 hour drive). I know we should have been listening to America, but he had just recently got that Queen CD, and well - that's how kids are I guess.

Also, I had a similar moment as you this evening. We were in church, and my 13-year-old son was standing next to me. I realized he now TOWERS over me. A few months ago it was debatable, but now there is no doubt he's way taller than me! I hope Kaity has a great time at the dance!


Message: 35913 Posted: Sat Oct 09 17:46:31 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: The Border Video

Steve L I was wondering if it would be possible for you to put the Border Video here on the folder to download again.

Ask and ye shall receive, Nancy. Click here to watch/download "The Border" video in MPG format. Remember, it uses the MPG2 codec so you'll need to download that off the Internet if you don't have it already. It will be available for about a week.

Message: 35912 Posted: Sat Oct 09 17:32:05 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Thanks as always Red, for the fine informitive post's.
I never realized untill now that "John and Sean Lennon" shared the same birthday??
Moser, it's always nice to go back in time isn't it? Just don't drive recklessly to often...we want to see future posts from you !!
Mark M

Message: 35911 Posted: Sat Oct 09 16:39:16 2004 By: Moser
Subject: So Far Off Topic That It's Ridiculous

I just dropped my daughter off at her first high school dance. (Sniff, sniff.) Homecoming. As if that wasn't poignant enough, the song on the radio as I pulled away after she disappeared into the building was "We Are The Champions" which was hugely popular when I was her age. Never did I imagine I would be this age. Never did I imagine she would be this age. So what did I do in the car on the way home while the song brought back my own HS memories?? Did I cry?? Did I mope?? Did I get a sick stomach?? No. I turned the radio up as loud as it goes, sang the words as loud as I could, and drove home wrecklessly. Made me feel 16 all over again!!
Just thought I'd share that with you all.

PS: To Sheldon, Kristal, Karen, and Nancio--You're welcome for the pics. My pleasure.

Message: 35910 Posted: Sat Oct 09 13:57:28 2004 By: Dan
Subject: Re: Gerry's fav. movie

I agree, it was one of his best and his last, I might add...DanC.

Message: 35909 Posted: Sat Oct 09 09:54:08 2004 By: Linda S.
Subject: mo's pics

Great pictures Moser! But where is the "sigh" picture? :-) Aaah, I know the feeling was there! Hope to see you soon!

Message: 35908 Posted: Sat Oct 09 07:22:59 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 9, 2004

64 years ago - John Lennon, guitarist for the Beatles, is born. (1940)

60 years ago - John Entwistle, bassist with the Who, is born. (1944)
60 years ago - Reggae legend Peter Tosh is born. (1944)

56 years ago - Jackson Browne is born. (1948)

46 years ago - Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody." (1958)

45 years ago - At the age of 22, Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline at the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas. The previous record-holder, Johnny Mathis, did at 23. (1959)

43 years ago - Roy Orbison's "Crying" peaks at #2 on the pop singles chart. (1961)

40 years ago - The Rolling Stones announce the cancellation of a planned South African tour due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musicians' Union. (1964)

39 years ago - The Miracles' "My Girl Has Gone" enters the Hot 100 where it will go as high as #14 in ten weeks. It's the Motown vocal group's 20th pop chart entry. (1965)

39 years ago - Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" becomes his 12th to enter the Hot 100. The song will stay on the chart for twelve weeks, reaching as high as #8. (1965)

38 years ago - Concluding a tour of Great Britain at London's Royal Albert Hall, the Rolling Stones record their first live album, "Got Live if You Want It." It's notable chiefly for the din of the audience which all but drowns out the band. (1966)

37 years ago - Radio DJ Murray the K is fired from WOR-FM, New York because of his "inability to live with direction" The direction was coming from programming consultant and format-radio pioneer Bill Drake. (1967)

33 years ago - Van Morrison's "Wild Night" is released. (1971)

31 years ago - Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after six years of marriage. She gets a big chunk of property; $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie; half the proceeds from the planned sale of an L.A. home; and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerge from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately. (1973)

30 years ago - Olivia Newton John earns her third gold record for "I Honestly Love You." It made it to the top spot on the pop chart four days ago and will remain for two weeks. (1974)

30 years ago - Composer, arranger and producer Quincy Jones, who has all ready taken home some Grammy awards, gets his first gold record for "Body Heat" which contains the hit single, "If I ever Lose This Heaven." It is sung by Minnie Ripperton. (1974)

29 years ago - Sean Lennon is born. (1975)

29 years ago - John Lennon continues to have a good week. After the immigration ruling in his favor only two days before, he and his wife Yoko celebrate his 35th birthday with the birth of their only child, Sean Ono Lennon. (1975)

28 years ago - The Who and The Grateful Dead co-headline a concert at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium. (1976)

26 years ago - RCA Records releases David Bowie's double album "Stage," a document of his U.S. tour featuring both his early pop, rock and soul stuff and his more recent experimental material. (1978)

25 years ago - Styx's "Babe" is born. (1979)

24 years ago - John Lennon celebrates his 40th birthday by releasing "Starting Over," his first record in five years. His wife, Yoko Ono commissions a sky writer to etch him a "Happy Birthday" message over New York City's skyline. (1980)


For a Rocker - Jackson Browne

Open the door, baby turn on the light
We're gonna have a party tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker

I know it's late and you're already down
You ain't ready for people around
I'm gonna tell you something I found out
Whatever you think your life is about
Whatever life may hold in store
Things will happen that you won't be ready for

I've got a shirt so unbelievably bright
I'm gonna dig it out and wear it tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker

Don't have to change, don't have to be sweet
Gonna be too many people to possibly meet
Don't have to feed 'em, they don't eat
They've got their power supplies in the soles of their feet
They exist for one thing, and one thing only
To escape living the lives of the lonely

For a friend of mine, from the neighborhood
Moving down the line, after tonight he'll be gone for good

Here comes Ricky, Danny, and Doerge
They got Petie's number and they're looking at me
Russell and Bobby setting up the drums
Gonna pound on 'till the landlord comes
Don't want to argue, I don't want to fight
But there will definitely be a party tonight
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker

'Till the morning comes, 'till the car arrives
'Till we kill the drums, 'till we lose our lives

Hey Jenny, tell Peggy Sue
We're gonna do the only thing you can do
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker
For a rocker
There's a party tonight!
There's a party tonight!
There's a party tonight!
There's a party tonight!


A Border Patrol agent is on duty. He spots two Mexicans and runs them down. They show him their papers (he thinks they are phony).
He tells them, "O.K. I have a test for you. I want you to use the words liver and cheese in a sentence."

So, the first guy says, "I made a liver and cheese sandwich for lunch."

The agent says, "That was good, you can go. What about you?" he asks the second guy.

He says, "Liver alone cheese mine."


Hope everyone has a glorious weekend..........

Go Redbirds!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't ya just luv the questions for the Presidential debate last night from St. Louis?

Red Oak

Message: 35907 Posted: Sat Oct 09 05:56:20 2004 By: Cornwallis Blanche
Subject: New DVD

Anyone know when "Live at Sydney Opera House" will be available in the UK ?

Message: 35906 Posted: Fri Oct 08 21:11:13 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Oooops One more reply to Rich S and some others!

Yes Me Again!

I also wanted to say thanks to Rich S for sharing his neat AMERICA tie in find, when checking out airlines.. Tooo much Beckley Ohio and K SGH ~~ Biggggg Smile! :)

I was pleasantly surprised when I was checking out my MSN music, there is alot of songs on their site to download, and I started clicking away on all of the different artists and then I would find more artists, sooo I wanted to see if I could find AMERICA and sure enough I did find their page... a live version of "Sandman" is on there to download, as well as the more known songs... and at the bottom of the page was some of their available cds, among the ones shown was History, Homecoming, & Holiday Harmony ~~ and at the top of this page you could rate them... You Betcha I gave them a 5 Star rating! :)

Hi there Robyn,Anita & patricia ~~ Neat that you had Matt & Bryce's tea ep to listen to while stuck in the subway, I also got a chuckle from your Inspector Mills post too :), Thanks for the late night Gerry & Matt tidbits patricia & Anita! :)

Hey Bonesy ~~ You're 2222 much too! :)

Okay all done, I think soo anyway! Bigggg Yawnnnnn Nancy :)

Dewey is here singing Tin Man ~~~ Oooooh How I Love Sharing the Gift of Gab with all of You Late at Night! :)

Message: 35905 Posted: Fri Oct 08 20:45:24 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: craig

Me Again :)

I just wanted to say to craig that he can find Holiday Harmony at or www.cduniverse or ~~ I am sure you and your Dad will enjoy getting to hear these songs, lots of AMERICA Magic is sprinkled on the traditional songs, and the 3 brand new songs on this are Sparkling Gems for sure, and the Replay button gets hit on all of them! ~~ I hope you get it, and please do come back and share your thoughts on it with us! :) Nitey Nite again, Nancy :)

Message: 35904 Posted: Fri Oct 08 20:34:17 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: Thanks Mo & a little of this & that!

TGIF Everyone :) ~~ Before all of this, ever and end, in another place, another town, You were Just A Face In the Crowd, You were just a face in the Crowd ~~ I love this Tom Petty song, especially the music to it.. :)

Hmmmm ~~ My Friday Morning Jam and my weeklong replay listen goes too The Human Nature songs... along with hitting the replay button on Gregg's (by chance did Greg sing this song at the Birchmere shows?) song "The View From Here", this song is sooo nice! :)~~ I heard Andrew Gold's song "Thank You For Being a Friend" at my office today along with "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James ~~ I cleaned the windows in my office today and WOW the View from my sparkling clean windows was sooo Crystal Clear Blue Eyes Sky with those wispy feather writings in the sky, I do believe this is our summer weather arriving a little too late! ~~ Blue sky over fields of green, I'm as Happy as I've ever been, One thing makes it oooh sooo clear, It's a Perfect World as Long as You are Here ~~~ Sing it Peter Cetera :);)

Thanks a Bunch Mo & Red for the Morning SMILES brought my way, when checked out your pics and read Red's Post! I wanted to Post right there and then, but that is a No No at work, sooo I had to control myself till now.. It was Great to see all of the Smiles in the Pics, Nice to see some new faces to put with the chat folder, & live chat names. It is very easy to see that these 2 nights were filled with lots of AMERICA Magic and a Cloud 10 High for sure! ~~ Hmmm a very interesting way you tied up your Birchmere experience Mo, thanks for sharing all of this with us! :)

Yeppers Cindy FTS ~~ Nicely said, that AMERICA and AMERICA Fans are gracious, kind, fun lovin people who know how to Rock! ~~ I'd be willing to bet this is a Birthday you will remember for a Lonnnnng time! WOW! :) ~~ Hmmm is the song Babylon on this David Gray cd that you were listening to today?

Hi there Erin ~~ I will second your saying that "World of Light" is one nice song... the lyrics to this song can leave me with such a real Visual at times! :)

Hi Kristal & Sheldon ~~ Nice to hear from you guys... Kristal I won't be at the Keswich show, but I am very excited that they will be coming to Seven Springs to do a show on Feb 3, 2005. :) Yes Yes Yes!

Cheers Bluey, Jimmmbob, & Goanna ~~ I too want to join Karen L & Mark M in saying that "Wheels" is an Awesome song done Live, I can remember back on Feb 7, 2001 when I heard them sing it at Seven Springs, I was covered from Head to Toe with Spinetingling chills, I also love to turn it up Loud when I am driving and it comes on my cd player.. I love everything about this song, Dewey & Gerry Shining at their best for sure! For sure I sing along with it everytime!, Yeppers Goanna, Wheels paints a very vivid Visual nicely! :)I love it when I am heading down the hwy and there is pink and yellow colors in the sky :) ~~ Well Jimmmm by now you should have your dvd... and ... and.... what do you think, how many times have you hit the replay button, I bet it took you back to the beginning of Feb 2004 and to the Auckland show! :)

Hey there Redddddd ~~ You are 2222 much! You had me a Smilin and Grinnin from ear to ear at my work today! Indeed I have an interesting View from both my office inside doorway and my big front window! ;) ~~ I heard a Triple dose of Eagles songs today, Take it Easy, Lying Eyes and as I got in Bessieloohoo to head home, Timmy was just starting to sing "I Can't Tell You Why" for sure I was a smilin and singing along! :) ;)

Hmmm on teusday night, my internet server was down, I was going through my mp3 files and my video mpg's and when I clicked on the Border video... I realized that the one that wasn't downloaded in full was the one that was saved, when our computer had to be reinstalled... sooo Steve L I was wondering if it would be possible for you to put the Border Video here on the folder to download again. I would love to have it in whole again.. Thanks... I love hitting the replay button on these! I have the Hope Video saved to my Yahoo Launch favorites.. if only my slowpoke dialup connection would not make it buffer soo much while watching it..

Hi Jen ~~ Soooo neat your coworker having Ventura hwy on his cell phone... I wonder if I can get it put on my Verizon cell phone! :)

Well my Big Brown Eyes are getting soooo sleepy sooo I best close for now! Thanks for reading my ramblins... Have a great weekend all! :) Nitey Nite, Nancy :) ;) ~~ It was nice to see pics of this Gregg & his wife Maggie (they make such a happy, natural looking couple) and I too enjoyed reading his post on the venturahwy message board.. and soo neat to check out his site, I hope to have the chance to get to hear him Open for AMERICA one day...

~~~ and the view from here it takes your breathe now Honey, and the view from here,leaves you alone, and the view from here shuts you up now honey, and the view from here and you're halfway home...the end of the day, the end of the week, the end of the month, a kiss on the cheek, shakey at best and the view of my love in a flowered dress ~~~ Sing it again Gregg C ~~~ Hmmm such a neat Lyrical scheme you painted with your lyrics in this song.. You surely have a mesmorizing way with this song! I wish you and your wife much success and happiness! :)

Message: 35903 Posted: Fri Oct 08 19:58:40 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Gerry's fav. movie/dog on Matt's site

That's Alice the Westie, owned by Gerry and Matt. I believe Matt says Alice is their manager and backup vocalist :>)

Message: 35902 Posted: Fri Oct 08 19:56:12 2004 By: EDDY
Subject: Re: Gerry's fav. movie

Great movie...It one of Peter Seller's best IMHO.

Message: 35901 Posted: Fri Oct 08 19:17:49 2004 By: patricia
Subject: Gerry's fav. movie

I read Gerry's favorite movie is Being There. Has anyone seen it and if so, how did you like it? My local blockbuster has one copy and I think the last person to rent it just decided to keep it. So instead I just finished watching my all time favorite movie, The last of the Mohicans. Great movie with a wonderful soundtrack. Makes my cry every time I watch it! Also, on the TEA pictures, who owns the Cairn Terrier? My dog looks just like it!

Message: 35900 Posted: Fri Oct 08 18:30:19 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

"Neil Diamond....Glory Road"

Message: 35899 Posted: Fri Oct 08 17:51:50 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

MO, thank goodness I'm losing my hair rather than have it turn grey or white.

Message: 35898 Posted: Fri Oct 08 17:48:41 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Mo's Photos

Hi KarenL...Yes, I decided to turn 50 in a way I will never forget. And Thank God for cameras, huh? America fans are just like Gerry and Dewey...kind, gracious, fun-loving people who know how to ROCK!

It was a blast.

And Gregg was terrific.

Cindy FTSouth

Message: 35897 Posted: Fri Oct 08 17:15:41 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Mo's Photos

It was very nice to see the pictures of all you fans that went to the Birchmere shows! Cindy FTS - that one of you with Gerry & Dewey is such a good photo of each of you; wow - what a birthday gift, huh? I bet you'll have that one framed! : ) It was also neat to see Gregg & Maggie who opened for America after reading a post from Gregg on the other message board. Thanks for "taking us along", Mo! Karen

Message: 35896 Posted: Fri Oct 08 17:04:19 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Mo Photos

Thank you Bluey! I bet you're a big sweetheart!

Cindy FTS

Message: 35895 Posted: Fri Oct 08 16:51:46 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Mo Photos

Moser, thanks for the photos...great to see everyone had a good time.

Cindy FTS....for once I'm speechless....Now I know you are truly fabulous!!!!

G'Day Goanna - mate you took me back 20 years when I was stationed in a small north coast town near Taree. My patrol took in a few beach/resort towns. We went to the beach nearly everyday during the warmer/hotter seasons..The only things you left out in your decription of paradise was "black crows with an indigo glow"...I can still see them flying around.

Jimbob, hope it arrives. Apparently the DVD is due for release in Tibet next week - those lucky Tibetans.


Message: 35894 Posted: Fri Oct 08 12:52:34 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Harrah's Gig

Erin has added a gig at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, on December 11.

Message: 35893 Posted: Fri Oct 08 11:31:41 2004 By: Kristal
Subject: Re: Thanks Mo!

I will tag along w/Sheldon, Sheldon, Sheldon and also say thanks Mo.

Message: 35892 Posted: Fri Oct 08 10:50:25 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

David Gray
Lost Songs (awesome CD)

Message: 35891 Posted: Fri Oct 08 08:36:50 2004 By: Sheldon
Subject: Thanks Mo!

Mo -- thanks for posting the photos, they're great!!


Message: 35890 Posted: Fri Oct 08 08:12:26 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

TEA new ep. Excellent. As I was stuck on the subway for about 20 minutes this morning I could not think of a better way to sooth my frazzled nerves.

Message: 35889 Posted: Fri Oct 08 07:42:31 2004 By: Erin
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

World of Light. What a great song.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Erin :o)

Message: 35888 Posted: Fri Oct 08 07:38:08 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

Yeah. It covers more wrinkles...but the gray shows up it's a wash. Time marches on.
Thought of you the other day when I saw a TV promo for a new show, Desperate Housewives, that had Foghat as the music. Jeff loves the show. Can't imagine why.
Happy Friday,

Message: 35887 Posted: Fri Oct 08 07:19:45 2004 By: Bones
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

Kansas - Live at the Whisky

Letting your hair grow MO?

Message: 35886 Posted: Fri Oct 08 07:01:43 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Birchmere

815 miles later
15 hours 20 minutes and 40 seconds drive time later
6 new America friends later
Many old America friends later
One and a half rolls of film later (Forgot the digital this time, argh.)
One trip backstage later
One huge 50th birthday celebration later
Hours of line sitting later
Many America CD's played from the tailgate of the Groupie Bus later
(Groupie bus easily identifiable by layer of road dust and lovely blue mB sticker.)

Two amazing shows of CLASSIC ROCK later...
...the second one unbelievably yet undeniably more amazing than the first are the pics:

PS: As Cindy F.T.S. so eloquently puts it, "YOU GUYS ARE HOT!!"

Message: 35885 Posted: Fri Oct 08 06:51:03 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

XM Satellite Radio. Channel 64 called "The Groove"(old school R&B),and currently playing the 1979 single by the Crusaders called "Street Life." Excellent!

Message: 35884 Posted: Fri Oct 08 06:24:47 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 8, 2004

53 years ago - Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone is born. (1951)

47 years ago - Jerry Lee Lewis records his classic "Great Balls Of Fire." (1957)

38 years ago - The U.S. Government officially declares the psychedelic drug LSD, also known as acid, to be a dangerous and illegal substance. (1966)

36 years ago - Cass Elliot debuts as a solo act at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. She cancels her two week gig when opening night proves to be a fiasco. She has tonsilitis and her band has not rehearsed enough. (1968)

33 years ago - John Lennon records "Imagine." (1971)

30 years ago - Dionne Warwick, one of the biggest hitmakers of the sixties has a dry spell for several years before the Number One, "Then Came You," recorded with the Spinners. It's the first Number One of her career. (1974)

27 years ago - Billy Joel's is breakthrough album, The Stranger, enters the Billboard album chart. (1977)

25 years ago - Warner Bros. Records rush releases Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on radio stations. (1979)

24 years ago - Reggae giant Bob Marley collapses onstage during a Wailers concert in Pittsburgh -- the last one he will ever perform. He is flown directly to Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City, where spokesmen will deny that Marley is dying of a brain tumor or cancer. Marley will then fly to Ethiopia to rest and will later turn up at a German disease-treatment center. Marley will die of brain tumor in May 1981, enroute to Jamaica. (1980)

21 years ago - The Police's "King Of Pain" peaks at #3 on the chart. (1983)

17 years ago - Chuck Berry is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His film biography, "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll" premiers that night. (1987)

16 years ago - Keith Richards is the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live." (1988)

16 years ago - Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" finally falls off the Billboard 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks. (1988)

16 years ago - Cheap Trick's "Don't Be Cruel" peaks at #4 on the pop singles chart. (1988)

12 years ago - The U.S. Postal Service announces a commemorative stamp booklet that includes rock legends Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Ritchie Valens plus R&B stars Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding and Dinah Washington. (1992)

10 years ago - "A Tribute To Elvis" airs on pay-per-view. Artists performing include Chris Isaak, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, U2, Melissa Etheridge and Tony Bennett. (1994)


Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will
But what a thrill
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

I laughed at love cause I thought it was funny
You came along and moooooved me honey
I've changed my mind
This love is fine
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

Kiss me baby....mmmmm...feels good
Hold me baby
Wellll I want to love you like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
Got to tell this world that you're mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I'm real nervous but it sure is fun
C'mon baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

(piano solo)

Wellll kiss me baby...mmmmm...feels good
Hold me baby
Wellll I want to love you like a lover should
You're fine, so kind
Got to tell this world that you're mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I'm real nervous but it sure is fun
C'mon baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire!


There once was an Indian whose given name was "Onestone," so named because he had only one testicle.

He hated that name and asked everyone not to call him Onestone. After years and years of torment, Onestone finally cracked and said, "If anyone calls me Onestone again I will kill them!"

The word got around and nobody called him that any more.
Then one day a young woman named Blue Bird forgot and said, "Good morning, Onestone."

He jumped up, grabbed her and took her deep into the forest where he made love to her all day and all night. He made love to her all the next day, until Blue Bird died from exhaustion.

The word got around that Onestone meant what he promised he would do.

Years went by and no one dared call him by his given name until a woman named Yellow Bird returned to the village after being away for many years. Yellow Bird, who was Blue Bird's cousin, was overjoyed when she saw Onestone. She hugged him and said, "Good to see you, Onestone."

Onestone grabbed her, took her deep into the forest, then he made love to her all day, made love to her all night, made love to her all the next day, made love to her all the next night, but Yellow Bird wouldn't die!

What is the moral of this story?

OH, 'Come on'...take a guess!

Think about it.......

(You're going to love this!) (maybe)

And the moral is......

You can't kill two birds with one stone. :-)


TGIF everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

NancyH, keep ur mind on ur work 2day when those Doctors walk by:-)

Go Redbirds.........

Red Oak

Message: 35883 Posted: Fri Oct 08 05:55:14 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Re: Friday AM Jam

Top local band Virginia Coalition's "Rock and Roll Party." Singer/guitarist Steve Dawson sure sounds a lot like Gerry.

Message: 35882 Posted: Fri Oct 08 05:34:26 2004 By: Moser
Subject: Friday AM Jam

Empire Records Soundtrack

Coming Attraction Later Today: THE BIRCHMERE PHOTOS ARE HERE!!!

Message: 35881 Posted: Fri Oct 08 05:03:06 2004 By: kimcabrina
Subject: Re: America Ring tones

Jenna & David O - Well this is a coincidence as just yesterday I was trying to donwload VH as my ringtone! offers VH as a ringtone but I haven't had much luck in getting it to download for me. I am going to try again this morning and hopefully I can get it to work this time.

Ya'll have a great weekend!


Message: 35880 Posted: Fri Oct 08 04:40:42 2004 By: David O.
Subject: Re: America Ring tones

Jenna, If you find out let us know. I've looked for some time to find Ventura Highway as a ring town (right now I have "No Shoes No Shirt No Problem)

Message: 35879 Posted: Fri Oct 08 04:03:50 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re:Jimbob NZ DVD

Hey Bluey! Funny you should ask!! I rang the shop yesterday, who said the DVD was coming out on the 7th; yet no release! I thought "oh yeah, here we go.....", but today there is a message on my mobile phone telling me its arrived and waiting! So, tomorrow Im gonna get it!! In fact its Saturday morning as I type, so only hours away!!

Message: 35878 Posted: Fri Oct 08 03:07:52 2004 By: Goanna
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow - Bluey

Hi mate,

I think your spot on... the whole Human nature album would have to be one of my recent favourites.

That particular song seems to conjure up some very transendental desert, valley, grand cayon, Kenworth driving along a desert highway right next to a long surf beach. No crowds, shimmering heat from the highway, surfboard(s) under the arm, pumping out the back 6ft clean waves.....imagery... for me anyway, weird eh....

Message: 35877 Posted: Fri Oct 08 02:15:42 2004 By: David S
Subject: Holiday Harmoney

There is an album they put out with traditional Christmas music, America-style, along with 3 America-penned songs, called HOLIDAY HARMONY.

Message: 35876 Posted: Fri Oct 08 02:14:28 2004 By: David S
Subject: Holiday Harmoney

There is an album they put out with traditional Christmas music, America-style, along with 3 America-penned songs, called HOLIDAY HARMONY.

Message: 35875 Posted: Thu Oct 07 21:54:22 2004 By: craig
Subject: christmas songs

is there an album that contains americas christmas music

Message: 35874 Posted: Thu Oct 07 20:04:37 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: America Ring tones

I had lunch with a co-worker today and was amazed when I heard the ring-tone on his cell phone play a few bars or chords of Ventura Highway. I was even more surprised since he's had holiday music as his ring-tone since last Christmas. lol! The sound was so clear I almost thought at first it was muzak from overhead at the mall we were at. I could be wrong but I seem to recall about a month ago a few people asking about ring tones? It was the first time I heard it... and a lot better than most ring-tones I seem to hear! Anyone else ever hear it? Maybe I'll find out who his service provider and carrier is and how he downloaded it.


Message: 35873 Posted: Thu Oct 07 19:03:06 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Jimbob NZ DVD


Got your DVD yet? If so, you know what that means ---
"New Zealand Review Time"

We're can't get out of it!


Message: 35872 Posted: Thu Oct 07 08:27:16 2004 By: Rick S
Subject: Re: America in Odd Places

I do a little flyiong and came across this in the chart for Spring field - Beckley, Ohio. Its call sign is KSGH. K is the beginning letter for all US airports, SGH is self evident!

Rick Stevens

Message: 35871 Posted: Thu Oct 07 06:09:18 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 7, 2004

53 years ago - Rocker John Mellencamp is born. (1951)

47 years ago - RCA Victor has all ready received a half-million advanced orders for Elvis Presley's Christmas album. So far only 200,000 copies have been pressed. (1957)

40 years ago - The Beatles appear on an episode of "Shindig!" taped on location in London. They perform "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City" and "Boys." (1964)

38 years ago - Early British rocker Johnny Kidd is killed in a car accident in Lancashire, England. He led the Pirates, the first truly raunchy band in British rock history. Their big hit was 1960's "Shakin' All Over." (1966)

37 years ago - Cass Elliot of the Mama's & Papa's spends the night in a London jail after a dispute over a hotel bill. (1967)

37 years ago - The Beatles reject an offer of $1 million to play Shea Stadium from promoter Sid Bernstein. He orginally brought the group to Shea in August 1965. (1967)

30 years ago - French pop singer Veronique Sanson plays her first show in Paris and among those in her back-up band is her husband, Stephen Stills, on bass. When asked if they might become the next Sonny & Cher, Stills said "Good God, no!" (1974)

29 years ago - John Lennon wins his lengthy fight to stay in the U.S. when the three judge U.S. Court of Appeals in New York rules that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was contrary to U.S. ideas of due process and is invalid as a means of banishing the former Beatle from America. (1975)

27 years ago - RCA releases David Bowie's Heroes," his second album recorded in Berlin and produced by Brian Eno. (1977)

27 years ago - Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett leaves the group for a solo career. (1977)

26 years ago - Toto's "Hold The Line" is released. (1978)

26 years ago - The Rolling Stones perform "Beast Of Burden," "Respectable" and "Beast Of Burden" on "Saturday Night Live." (1978)

26 years ago - Boston's "Don't Look Back" peaks at #4 on the singles chart while Bob Seger's "Hollywood Nights" peaks at #12. (1978)

24 years ago - Dusty Springfield makes her first New York onstage appearance in eight years at the Grand Finale club. (1980)

22 years ago - Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives a 12 month conditional discharge after being found guilty of cocaine possession. (1982)

18 years ago - Run D.M.C. performs and speaks to 4,000 schoolchildren at an anti-crack rally in New York City. (1986)

15 years ago - Jefferson Airplane plays a concert where admission is a can of food for the San Francisco Food Bank. (1989)

10 years ago - Naughty By Nature's Treach makes his big screen debut in "Jason's Lyric." (1994)

9 years ago - Rapper Tone Loc is arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly taking 80 dollars from a pizza parlor. He argued with the owner over a pizza and demanded his money back. He pleaded no contest. (1995)

9 years ago - David Bowie releases his "Outside" LP, an album that marked his reunion with Brian Eno. (1995)

8 years ago - Bruce Springsteen sells out a solo acoustic show on his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour at Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes. (1996)


John Cougar Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb

Well I lived on the outskirts of town
In a eight room farmhouse, baby
When my brothers and friends were around
There was always somethin' doin'
Had me a couple of real nice girlfriends
Stopped by to see me every once in while
When I think back about those days
All I can do is sit and smile

That's when a smoke was a smoke
And groovin' was groovin'
And dancin' meant everything
We were young and we were improvin'
Laughin', laughin' with our friends
Holdin' hands meant somethin' baby
Outside the club, cherry bomb
Our hearts were really thumpin'
Say yeah yeah yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah

The winter days they last forever
But the weekends went by so quick
Went ridin' around this little country town
We were goin' nuts, girl, out in the sticks
One night, me with my big mouth
A couple guys had to put me in my place
When I see those guys these days
We just laugh and say do you remember when


Say yeah yeah yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah

Seventeen has turned thirty-five
I'm suprised that we're still livin'
If we've done any wrong
I hope that we're forgiven
Got a few kids on my own
And some days I still don't know what to do
I hope that they're not laughin' too loud
When they hear me talkin'
Like this to you


Health Checkup

An old couple goes the doctor, just to check their general health. The husband goes in first and the doctor says: "Well, Mr. Jones, you are in a perfect shape considering your age".

And the man says: "Sure I am: I don't drink, I don't smoke and the good Lord takes care of me".

At which point the doctor seems puzzled and says: "What do you mean?".

The old man replies: "For example, last night I had to go to the toilet and God switched on the light for me, so that I wouldn't fall down."

The doctor doesn't understand and asks the man to go out and let his wife in. The woman enters the room and the doctor visits her and says: "You are in a perfect shape, considering your age".

At which the woman replies: "Sure I am: I don't drink, I don't smoke..."

The doctor interrupts her: "... and the good Lord takes care of you, doesn't He?".

"The woman looks puzzled: "What are you talking about?".

The doctor explains: "Your husband told me. He says the good Lord looks after him. Like last night, when he was in the toilet and God switched on the light for him so that he wouldn't fall".

The woman replies: "Good Lord, he peed in the fridge again!"



Go Redbirds!!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Oak

Message: 35870 Posted: Thu Oct 07 06:07:48 2004 By: Robsl
Subject: Re: America in odd places.

Robyn said:

One of my collegues handed me a card from Water and Power where an inspector had come out and was telling us to correct a problem.

The inspector's name?????? That's right-- Mills."

Hi Robyn,

Great mini story.
Did he attempt to point you in her direction, or did he blind you with the look in his eyes?

-Rob L

Message: 35869 Posted: Wed Oct 06 19:37:29 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

Hey Karren L & Bluey and everyone else that has been speaking of "Wheels". I think it is safe to say, you have made "Wheels" the "America song of the moment" for all of us ...and thanx. :)
Mark M

Message: 35868 Posted: Wed Oct 06 17:12:39 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

I agree, too, Bluey - Wheels really is a great song! I only have it on DVD right now so don't get to hear it very often; but if I had it on a CD, it would be my 'current' America "song of the moment", as Mark M. called it. I really have to get working on completing my America CD collection.

Message: 35867 Posted: Wed Oct 06 17:04:39 2004 By: Deb and Keith
Subject: Re: missed you all

Hi Linda,

I saw your post and wanted to say hi. It's been a long time! Sounds like you had your hands full with the move. Glad things are starting to settle down for you. We won't be making the Monmouth show but will be at the Keswick show the following Sunday. We're hooking up with some friends there.

Nice to hear from you. Please tell Pete that Keith and I said hello.

Take care,


Message: 35866 Posted: Wed Oct 06 17:01:22 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Re: America in odd places.

LOL - I love it, Robyn! Thanks for sharing that story!

Message: 35865 Posted: Wed Oct 06 14:34:20 2004 By: Robyn
Subject: America in odd places.

One of my collegues handed me a card from Water and Power where an inspector had come out and was telling us to correct a problem.

The inspector's name?????? That's right-- Mills.

Message: 35864 Posted: Wed Oct 06 14:33:14 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Go Man Go

If you've had a difficult time getting a copy of Go Man Go, there's a brand new copy on eBay at the link below.

Message: 35863 Posted: Wed Oct 06 13:49:04 2004 By: red oak
Subject: Re: missed you all

Wow, that was a loooong move. What did you do, buy one of Billy Joel's houses? Glad you also like REO's In My Dreams, other chatters also like it. See you at chat down the road.

Red Oak

Message: 35862 Posted: Wed Oct 06 10:41:51 2004 By: Linda S.
Subject: missed you all

Hi all, I haven't had a chance to post, but I have been keeping up with the going-ons around here - we just moved into our new home in Long Island. If anyone has moved a family of four by themselves at our age, then you know what I mean. NEVER AGAIN! Anyway, thanks for the reviews - I am counting the days till the Monmouth show in NJ - I forgot who is going, so please fill me in! I will try to stop in chat tonight, but wanted you to know I am still here diggin out from under many boxes.

PS - Thanks Red, In My Dreams is one of my big time favorites

Message: 35861 Posted: Wed Oct 06 06:37:57 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 6, 2004

53 years ago - Kevin Cronin, vocalist for REO Speedwagon, is born. (1951)

49 years ago - Billboard reports major Hollywood studios are getting into the rock & roll film biz. Twentieth Century-Fox with "Do Re Mi," starring Fats Domino, Jayne Manfield and Little Richard and another project called "Cool it, Baby." Paramount has "Lonesome Cowboy," with Elvis Presley as the star. (The film is never made.) (1955)

46 years ago - Billboard story claims that "payola, that under-the-turntable device whereby record companies win plugs and influence disc jockeys, is fast growing into a monster that may yet destroy its creators. According to key record execs, jockey payola is so widespread that it's no longer possible to measure its effectiveness." There is no mention of Alan Freed, whose career will shortly be killed by payola scandal. (1958)

46 years ago - Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe" enters the pop charts at #47. It will be Number One in both the U.S. and U.K. (1958)

36 years ago - A documentary about the Doors, "The Doors are Open," is aired on British television. (1968)

35 years ago - For the first time in Beatles history, a George Harrison song gets the A side of a 45. "Something" backed with Lennon and McCartney's "Come Together" will reach Number One next month. (1969)

31 years ago - The Doobie Brothers' "China Grove" peaks at #15 on the singles chart while Paul Simon's "Loves Me Like A Rock" peaks at #2. (1973)

28 years ago - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots receive a gold record for one of the more bizarre novelty hits of the decade, "Disco Duck." In December, it will become only the fourth single ever to be certified platinum. (1976)

26 years ago - Mick Jagger apologizes to the Reverend Jesse Jackson after Jackson denounces the Stones' song, "Some Girls" as racist. Jagger, however, refuses to change the lyrics. (1978)

25 years ago - The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight" is released. (1979)

25 years ago - Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" is released. (1979)

25 years ago - Van Halen's "Beautiful Girls" peaks at #84 on the singles chart. (1979)

24 years ago - The Bee Gees sue their manager, Robert Stigwood, and their record label, Polygram, for $200 million. They charge misrepresentation, fraud and unfair enrichment at the group's expense. (1980)

24 years ago - Ex-Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Lydon (Johnny Rotten) is arrested in Dublin after a barroom brawl. He is sentenced to a three-month jail term but it is later acquitted. (1980)

20 years ago - David Bowie's "Tonight" album hits #11 on the chart. (1984)

14 years ago - Neil Young and Crazy Horse's reunion album "Ragged Glory" LP peaks at #31. (1990)

14 years ago - Billy Idol's version of "L.A. Woman" peaks at #52 on the singles chart. (1990)

10 years ago - Glenn Frey undegoes colon surgery. (1994)

6 years ago - Bruce Springsteen appears in Britain's High Court to prevent Masquerade Music from putting recordings he made in 1972 onto a compact disc called Before The Fame. The Boss is also involved in a similar case in the United States. The recordings were sold to the record labels by Springsteen's former manager, who claimed ownership. Springsteen eventually wins both cases. (1998)


REO Speedwagon - In My Dreams

There was a time some time ago
When every sunrise meant a sunny day, oh a sunny day
But now when the morning light shines in
It only disturbs the dreamland where I lay, oh where I lay
I used to thank the lord when I'd wake
For life and love and the golden sky above me
But now I pray the stars will go on shinin'
You see in my dreams you love me

Daybreak is a joyful time
Just listen to the songbird harmonies, oh the harmonies
But, I wish the dawn would never come
I wish there was silence in the trees, oh the trees
If only I could stay asleep
At least I could pretend you're thinkin' of me
'Cause nighttime is the one time I am happy
You see in my dreams

We climb and climb and at the top we fly
Let the world go on below us
We are lost in time
And I don't know really what it means
All I know is that you love me
In my dreams

I keep hopin' one day I'll awaken
And somehow she'll be lying by my side
And as I wonder if the dawn is really breakin'
She touches me and suddenly I'm alive

And, we climb and climb and at the top we fly
Let the world go on below us
We are lost in time
And I don't know really what it means
All I know is that you love me
In my dreams

And we climb and climb and at the top we fly
Let the world go on below us
We are lost in time
And I don't know really what it means
All I know is that you love me
In my dreams oh oh oh oh in
In my dreams



Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile soil.

Between 23 and 30, a woman is like America, well developed and open to trade, especially form someone with cash.

Between 31 and 35, a woman is like India, very hot, relaxed and
convinced of her own beauty.

Between 36 and 40, a woman is like France, gently aging but still warm and a desirable place to visit.

Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain, with a glorious and
all conquering past.

Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Yugoslavia, lost the war and haunted by past mistakes.

Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Russia, very wide and borders are now unpatrolled.

After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past
and the wisdom of the ages....only those with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge visit there.


Between 1 and 70, a man is like Iraq - ruled by a dic-tator.


Happy Hump Day!!!!!!!!

Go Twinkies!!!!!!!!

Red Oak

Message: 35860 Posted: Wed Oct 06 02:58:41 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Re Black Crows etc

G'Day Jimbob, Great to hear about the NZ release, just hope our chatline cousins get a release date soon. You know I was only thinking about how many America CDs we have to pick from to make comparisons? Without "Hits" and "Live" albums, I think it numbers around 18. I love them all, some more than others I suppose but what a catalogue! Hopefully No 19 is around the corner.

Last week on Fox they had an hour segment interviewing the Finn boys and screened their all-time favourite video clips. Cheers mate.

Cindy..FTS:- You are most welcome. You sound truly fabulous.

"Black Crows With An Indigo Glow"
"Alligator Lizards In The Air"
Wonder if Dewey could use this line somewhere?

"Buffalo Bush Flies Skiing Cosmetic Aztec Skies"
(Lyrics/Music by "Bluey" in partnership Steve Lowry Consortium Ltd)

It just has "HIT" written all over it.


Message: 35859 Posted: Wed Oct 06 00:02:35 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

Hey Bluey, know what you mean about WHEELS! It didnt strike me as being particuarly great on Human Nature, but every time Ive seen it live it rates as a highlight. Definately better live! Tomorrow the DVD is released here in NZ. Bout bloody time! I bought Alibi on CD on Saturday. First time Ive heard it since I owned it on vinyl 20 years ago. In my opinion it hasnt worn well.I listened to it non stop back then BUT it was before I'd heard Holiday, Hatrick,Homecoming and the 1st one. This was cos I was first floored by America in '81, and Alibi, apart from History, was the first album of theirs I'd heard. Then Silent Letter(STILL love it!)History made me love America, made me concentrate on acoustic playing. I also. on the weekend, bought SMILE, and there is some of it that is fantastic. Man, I can hear Gerry a lot here. Like when they always say The Beach Boys are such a great influence, theyre not talking about Fun Fun Fun are they?

Message: 35858 Posted: Tue Oct 05 23:52:19 2004 By: jimbob
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

Hey Bluey, know what you mean about WHEELS! It didnt strike me as being particuarly great on Human Nature, but every time Ive seen it live it rates as a highlight. Definately better live! Tomorrow the DVD is released here in NZ. Bout bloody time! I bought Alibi on CD on Saturday. First time Ive heard it since I owned it on vinyl 20 years ago. In my opinion it hasnt worn well.I listened to it non stop back then BUT it was before I'd heard Holiday, Hatrick,Homecoming and the 1st one. This was cos I was first floored by America in '81, and Alibi, apart from History, was the first album of theirs I'd heard. Then I

Message: 35857 Posted: Tue Oct 05 18:00:44 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

Thank you Bluey! Turning 50 can be fabulous!!


Message: 35856 Posted: Tue Oct 05 11:21:28 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: Black Crows With An Indigo Glow

After watching the DVD a few times, the one song I continually replay on the DVD or CD is the Gerry and Dewey written "Wheels Are Turning"....I enjoy more everytime I hear it.

Those wheels are turning once again.

Thunder in the canyon
Waking up the night
Black crows with an indigo glow
On the highway......

Speaking about Dan Peek's "Love Was Just Another Word", I realised that song had a touch of Oz in it, in that it was co-written by Australian Steve Kipner, who also co-wrote "Your Move". Got out Steve's album "Knock The Walls Down". I think the track "Love Is It's Own Reward" went fairly well in US. I even dug deeper and got out one of my Oz 60s compilation CDs and played his first song - "Giggle Eyed Goo" - Steve And The Board. Nancy, I don't think America will be rushing to do a remake of this one! Steve's father, Nat Kipner, was also a very good song writer, one of his many songs being the Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late". Just a bit of Oz trivia.
Cindy..FTS. Glad you all had a good time and a belated Happy Birthday

America in Birchmere, Whitesnake in Glasgow....thank God The Eagles know where Australia is.........anyway, we have the DVD! Sorry, hope that didn't hurt?


Message: 35855 Posted: Tue Oct 05 08:46:09 2004 By: Sergio
Subject: Re: "Ventura Highway" remixed


Thanks for passing that information along! "Ventura Highway" is my all time favorite America song, so I will be getting a copy of that CD for sure, plus "Listen to the Music", "Dream Weaver" and "Midnight at the Oasis" are also favorite classics of that era, the CD will be well worth it for me.


Message: 35854 Posted: Tue Oct 05 06:29:24 2004 By: Steve Orchard
Subject: "Ventura Highway" remixed

The current issue of "Ice" Magazine reports that a new CD titled "Warner Brothers Remixes Vol.1" is due in stores on October 26th. The label invited several current remixers to remake and remodel various WB hits of the 70's and 80's. Among the tunes getting the re-workings include "Ventura Highway","Listen To The Music"(Doobie Brothers),Midnight at the Oasis"(Maria Muldaur),"Dream Weaver"(Gary Wright) and "Whip It" from Devo. Should be interesting to hear,but is probably strictly for diehards. Just something I found worth mentioning and wanted to pass along...

Message: 35853 Posted: Tue Oct 05 06:28:44 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 5, 2004

61 years ago - Steve Miller is born. (1943)

55 years ago - AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson is born. (1949)

50 years ago - Sir Bob Geldof is born. (1954)

49 years ago - Elvis Presley's "I Forgot to Remember to Forget Her," hits #2 on the Memphis charts. The Number One song is Johnny Cash's "Cry, Cry, Cry." (1955)

45 years ago - Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" hits #1 on the pop chart. (1959)

42 years ago - "Love Me Do", backed with "P.S. I Love You," the Beatles' first single, is released in the U.K. It's out on the Parlophone label and gets its first radio play that evening on the EMI-owned Radio Luxembourg. It peaks to #17 on the U.K. chart in December. (1962)

36 years ago - The Who, Small Faces, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Joe Cocker kick off a package tour of Britain with a concert in London. (1968)

36 years ago - Cream begins its farewell tour of the U.S., with a concert in Oakland, California. (1968)

36 years ago - Cream's "White Room" and Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" are released. (1968)

36 years ago - The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" peaks at #48 on the chart. (1968)

35 years ago - The Who perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show." (1969)

35 years ago - Dianne Linkletter, daughter of TV personality Art Linkletter and an aspiring actress, leaps to her death from her West Hollywood apartment. Linkletter claims his daughter was under the influence of LSD at the time of her apparent suicide. He says "it isn't suicide, it's murder." (1969)

30 years ago - Randy Newman performs at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, accompanied by an 87 piece symphony orchestra. Conducting the orchestra is Randy's uncle Emil Newman. (1974)

30 years ago - The Guess Who's "Clap For The Wolfman" peaks at #6 on the chart. (1974)

29 years ago - Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle" is released. (1975)

28 years ago - Hall and Oates' second album, "Abandoned Luncheonette," which contained their original hit version of Tavares' #1 R&B tune, "She's Gone," is certified gold three weeks after its release. (1976)

25 years ago - The soundtrack to the Who's "The Kids Are Alright," a loving history of the band, goes platinum. It's a little more than a year after the death of drummer Keith Moon. (1979)

19 years ago - Hall & Oates' "Live At the Apollo with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrik" enters the LP charts, as does Cheap Trick's "Standing On The Edge." (1985)

13 years ago - Two albums by Guns N'Roses debut in the top two positions on the Billboard LP chart. "Use Your Illusion II" debuts at #1, while "Use Your Illusion I" hits #2. (1991)

11 years ago - The Beatles' "1962-1966" (The Red Album) and "1967-1970" (The Blue Album) are released on CD. (1993)

5 years ago - Paul McCartney releases his first album since the death of his wife Linda in April 1998. Entitled Run Devil Run, the CD is a collection of rare rock oldies with new McCartney songs. (1999)


Steve Miller Band - Mercury Blues

Had my money
I tell you what I'd do
I would go downtown
Buy a Mercury or two
Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury
Cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road
I'm goin' to buy me a Mercury
And I'll cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road

You know that gal I love
I stole her from a friend
Fool got lucky stole her back again
Because she knowed he had a Mercury
Cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road
Well, she knowed he had a Mercury
And she cruise up and down this road

Hey now mama
Where'd you stay last night
Your hair's all down
Your clothes don't fit you right
Had my money
I tell you what I'd do
Go downtown and buy a Mercury or two
Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury
And I'll cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road

I'm going to buy me a Mercury
And I'll cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road

I'm going to buy me a Mercury
Going to buy me a Mercury
Going to buy me a Mercury
Cruise, cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road

I'm going to buy me a Mercury
Buy me a Mercury
Going to buy me a Mercury
Cruise, cruise up and down this road
Up and down this road


A man walked into a supermarket with his zipper down. A lady
cashier walked up to him and said, "Your barracks door is open." This is not a phrase men normally use, so he went on his way looking a bit puzzled.

When he was about done shopping, a man came up to him and said,"Your
fly is open." He zipped up and finished his shopping. He then
intentionally got in the line where the lady was, that told him about his "barracks door".

He was planning to have a little fun with her. When he reached
her counter he said, "When you saw my barracks door open, did you see a soldier standing in there at attention?" The lady (being smarter than a man) thought for a moment and said, "No, I didn't. All I saw was a disabled veteran sitting on two duffel bags."


Here are the Top Fifteen Tunes in Chicago
on October 3, 1978:

Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste Of Honey
Three Times A Lady-Commodores
Kiss You All Over-Exile
Hot Blooded-Foreigner
Macho Man-Village People
Miss You-Rolling Stones
Grease-Frankie Valli
Love Will Find A Way-Pablo Cruise
Magnet And Steel-Walter Egan
Hopelessly Devoted To You-Olivia Newton-John
Summer Nights-John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Last Dance-Donna Summer
Life's Been Good-Joe Walsh
You And I-Rick James
Get Off-Foxy


Can't wait for the debate 2nite(ZZZZZZZZZZZ)

Take care.

Red Oak

Message: 35852 Posted: Tue Oct 05 02:28:22 2004 By: David S
Subject: link to Struttin' Our Stuff being sold on Ebay

Here's a link to the above CD if someone doesn't want to pay the high price of (of course, if no one else bids too high for it)

Message: 35851 Posted: Mon Oct 04 19:30:05 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Birchmere

Bill - I really enjoyed reading about your time at the show, and that is pretty cool about your friend having gone to the same high school as the guys. It would have been fun to hear them reminiscing like that. My sister, one of my brothers and a friend of mine from high school have all recently asked that I let them know about any future America shows I go to so that they might go along to one, so I'm hoping to help add some more fans to the bunch too! Thanks for telling us about your experience!

It's good to hear from all of you that you had a great time at the shows over the weekend! (We knew you would!) Cindy - it sounds like your birthday celebration was all you hoped it would be, so that's good! You must have made it thru the traffic and are home safe and sound now.


Message: 35850 Posted: Mon Oct 04 15:34:07 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: Cindy From The South & Birchmere & some more **Nancy

20 More Days till Keswick, where me and Kristal will ROCK ON!!!!

Message: 35849 Posted: Mon Oct 04 12:53:28 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Nancy

Hi Nancy!

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. We really missed you this past weekend, but maybe we can all hook up sometime next year. We'll just have to start making plans!

Next time I'm booking flights cos that traffic North of Richmond is too much for this gal!

Hope you get to go to a show soon.

Cindy...from the South

Message: 35848 Posted: Mon Oct 04 11:42:34 2004 By: Kristal
Subject: Re: Cindy From The South & Birchmere & some more **Nancy

Hi Nancy,
Yes and thank you for asking. I will be attending Keswick. Will you be there too?


Message: 35847 Posted: Mon Oct 04 09:02:02 2004 By: Cindy
Subject: Re: Cindy From The South & Birchmere

Hello Karen L!

...and thanks so much for the birthday wishes. You are correct, we celebrated BIG time at the two Birchmere shows. It was a fabulous weekend, meeting new friends and rocking with America. I can say truly that America fans are terrific people and love having a great time.

Moser (our "Gerry Girl" and Leader of the Pack), Julie (rockin "Dewey Girl" and Horse Dipper), Bob (adorable, dimpled hubby of Julie), NancyM (kitty slipper gal), Liz (my driver's ed teacher, she had to tell this southern girl how to drive heading North), Kevin & his lovely wife, Anita (the expert Line Sitter)...I MISS YOU ALL!

And to Erin Edwards...thank you thank you thank you!

And as I have said many times, Gerry and Dewey, YOU GUYS ARE HOT!

Cindy...from the South

Message: 35846 Posted: Mon Oct 04 07:28:39 2004 By: Bill
Subject: Birchmere (2 Oct)

Hello to all you "regulars". It's been a couple of years since I've posted or visited during an evening chat, but I still stop by here regularly to see the news/posts. I've also been remiss about attending an America Concert, but rectified that Saturday night at the Birchmere. As always, the show was excellent. One of the greatest thing about America concerts is watching how much they all enjoy what they're doing...even after all these years. Heard a couple of old--or as Gerry said classic--songs done live for the first time. The band did a great version of Company, Never Be Lonely, and I was impressed with their harmonies on the Beatles' Nowhere Man. I brought along a few friends who vaguely remembered America but couldn't name more than one or two of their songs. Watching their reactions to the band and songs was awesome. I think I added another fan or two--and that's always a good thing. The new bass player did a very nice job...especially with a lot of the high harmonies. All in all I think it was probably the best show from the band that I've seen in more than 20 years. One of my friends was a graduate from Central High School (London). He brought his letter jacket which the guys signed and they chatted with him for a few minutes about some of their "old" teachers. Needless to say he was impressed. Those of us who have gone to a few concerts know just how nice they are, but it was so good to see and hear my friends talk about them too. They're probably not as biased as I am. The inevitable discussion of Dan Peek came up at our table ... and based on many of the posts in the chat folder I explained that probably was not a reality. At the end of the night, they were all more than satisfied with the show...not to mention the CDs and T-shirts they bought! We all made a pact to catch next year's show! Great job America!!

Message: 35845 Posted: Mon Oct 04 06:13:48 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 4, 2004

43 years ago - Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut at New York's Carnegie Hall. About 50 people attended, mostly friends, and he earned 20 bucks. (1961)

41 years ago - Eric Clapton is asked to replace Anthony "Top" Topham in the Yardbirds. (1963)

39 years ago - The Beatles' "Yesterday" hits #1 on the singles chart. (1965)

35 years ago - Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is released. (1969)

35 years ago - CCR's "Green River" tops the LP chart. (1969)

34 years ago - Janis Joplin is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in her room at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood. The 27 year old had just finished recording her second solo album, "Pearl." (1970)

31 years ago - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young perform together for the first time in two years--unofficially. The concert was held at San Francisco's Winterland ballroom, is actually a Stephen Stills and Manassas show. However, Graham Nash and David Crosby walk on stage and then later are joined by Neil Young for a 50 minute set. (1973)

30 years ago - Irish rockers Thin Lizzy play their first date with the twin-guitar lineup of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson in Aberystwyth, Wales. (1974)

30 years ago - John Lennon releases his "Walls And Bridges" LP. (1974)

29 years ago - Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" LP hits #1 on the chart. (1975)

24 years ago - Carly Simon collapses on stage at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater from nervous exhaustion. The rest of her tour is canceled. (1980)

24 years ago - Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac join the USC Trojan Marching Band for a halftime show at a USC football game. As half-time ends, the Trojans are presented with a platinum record for their contribution to the song, "Tusk." (1980)

24 years ago - Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" hits #1 on the pop singles chart while ELO's "All Over The World" peaks at #13 and Genesis' "Turn It On Again" peaks at #58. (1980)

23 years ago - CBS Records releases the children's holiday album, "In Harmony," which includes Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." (1981)

22 years ago - Squeeze break up. (1982)

18 years ago - Two thugs attack CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather yelling "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" Ten years later R.E.M. will write a song called, "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" (1986)

18 years ago - Van Halen's "Love Walks In" peaks at #22 on the singles chart. (1986)

12 years ago - Singer Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of the pope during an appearance on "Saturday Night Live." The ensuing uproar does much to damage O'Connor's popularity. (1992)

8 years ago - Van Halen announces that former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone was chosen as the new lead singer of the group, replacing Sammy Hagar. (1996)


Crosby Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blues Eyes

It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry
Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, ‘I am lonely'
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, You make it hard

Remember what we've said, and done, and felt about each other, oh babe, have mercy.
Don't let the past, remind us of what we are not now. I am not dreaming.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are. And you make it hard

Tearing yourself away from me now, you are free, I am crying.
This does not mean I don't love you, I do, That's forever, yes and for always
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, You make it hard

Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret. Are you still listening?
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart and I love you.
I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are. And you make it hard. And you make it hard.

Friday evening, Sunday in the afternoon. What have you got to lose?
Tuesday morning, please be gone I'm tired of you.
What have you got to lose?

Can I tell it like it is. Listen to me baby
It's my heart that's a suffering and that's what I have to lose.

I've got an answer. I'm going to fly away
What have I got to lose?
Will you come see me. Thursdays and Saturdays?
What have you got to lose.

Chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow,
Sing a song, don't be long. Thrill me to the marrow.

Voices of the angels, ring around the moonlight
Asking me, said she so free, how can you catch the sparrow.

Lacy, lilting lady, losing love lamenting
Change by life, make it right, be my lady.

Do do do do do do .....


A hopeful suitor dropped into a computer-dating center and registered his qualifications. He wanted someone who enjoyed water sports, liked company, favored formal attire, and was very small.

The computer operated faultlessly. It sent him a penguin.


Over & Out

Collins Penguin

Message: 35844 Posted: Mon Oct 04 04:04:27 2004 By: Anita
Subject: British? Who knew?

I guess a few years spent in England makes one British. Apparently one of our local papers thinks the band never left jolly old England. I found the following clip from a couple of days back:

Music: British folk duo America (“A Horse With No Name”) is at the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight.

Message: 35843 Posted: Sun Oct 03 22:50:39 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: A Real Love

After a little tinkering finally got my Media Player to work, what a cool song! Always great to hear a new song even if it's from a few years ago.


Message: 35842 Posted: Sun Oct 03 15:52:57 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: A Real Love

In 1982 Robert Haimer started a song called "A Real Love". He says that he still likes the lighthearted, up tempo number. Eventually he took it to Bill Mumy to polish it up and finish it. Bill always calls it "Much Too Young" (he does that to bug Haimer). But, since Robert wrote the song and it was his concept, that gives HIM the right to title it - right? Robert and Bill were hanging out and writing songs with Dewey and Gerry beginning around 1981. Gerry was hanging out at Mumy's studio a lot that year. They all went out to sushi together, lamented their love lives, lived and breathed music, etc. They had some fun times. Hardly anyone of their circle had a recording studio in their homes except for Mumy. Gerry and Dewey ended up singing on a bunch of B&B tunes which was always a kick. Gerry also recorded a lot of demo's at Mumy's house for a few years in the early to mid 80's. So, before Robert attempted to put a vocal on "A Real Love", they asked Gerry if he would sing it for them. Robert remembers him saying, "Sure" except he wanted Robert to pick him up and drive him to Mumy's the day they did it. He picked up Gerry, brought him over, and he sang it in about 20 minutes. Robert says it was worth the drive. It was about that time that Gerry and America had their top 10 chart hit, "You Can Do Magic". Robert played "A Real Love" for a few publishers and nothing came of it - "as usual" says Robert.

Click here to listen/download an MP3 soundclip of "A Real Love". Many thanks to Anita for making it available.

Message: 35841 Posted: Sun Oct 03 15:17:57 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Re: Birchmere

Wow! Saturday night the guys really rocked. We had such a blast! Gerry, Dewey, Will, Rich, and Michael- THANK YOU! You guys are just great! It really was the BEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN!
Anita, Julie, and Mo, it was great seeing you again! Cindy and Kevin, it was really nice meeting you. And Mo, thank you for taking those photos for me!! Can't wait to see them!
Gerry and Dewey, thanks again for a great show and some great memories. See you in West Long Branch on the 22nd!

Message: 35840 Posted: Sun Oct 03 10:41:25 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: Hmmm Off topic ~ John Fogarty is on my PBS Soundstage right now

I hope to catch that "John Foerty soundstage" show too !! I will have to watch for it here.
I bought the new JF CD last week, and think it is great !!
Mark M

Message: 35839 Posted: Sun Oct 03 10:37:06 2004 By: Mark M.
Subject: Re: A Single Idea

Here is my take on "singles charts" and older bands and musicians such as "America".
I may be wrong about it and if anyone has another take, I would love to hear it.
I think it is very difficult for a band such as "America" to get a chart topping single, because the "Top 100" is controled by the youth.It has been and will always be the younger artists that top the charts. I think a band such as "America" will have success by how well their albums sell not so much as having hit singles. I am sure they need some airplay to promote a new album, but I think topping the charts is in the past. I would love them to prove me wrong however !! lol
Even a band as huge as "The Beatles" has this same problem. They are still very popular with much of todays youth, but "Paul McCartney has very little success with hit singles, even tho he still writes some great music.
That is my take on a very intresting topic.
Mark M

Message: 35838 Posted: Sun Oct 03 09:40:57 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Listening Party - Human Nature

Tonight's listening party will be Human Nature, 10PM EDT, 7PM PDT. Please join us!

Message: 35837 Posted: Sun Oct 03 07:21:07 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 3, 2004

66 years ago - Eddie Cochran is born. (1938)

66 years ago - Felix Pappalardi is born. He was the bassist for Mountain and went on to produce Cream. (1938)

63 years ago - Singer Chubby Checker is born. (1941)

59 years ago - A ten year old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show singing "Old Shep." He won 2nd place and 5 dollars. (1945)

57 years ago - Lindsay Buckingham, guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac, is born. (1947)

50 years ago - Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn is born. (1954)

43 years ago - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is born. (1961)

40 years ago - The Supremes' "Baby Love" enters the Hot 100. It stays on the charts for thirteen week becoming their second Number One release in a row. (1964)

40 years ago - The Animals' self-titled album enters the LP chart. It contains their #1 hit, "House Of The Rising Sun." (1964)

37 years ago - Folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie dies in New York at the age of 55. Guthrie had spent the last decade of his life in the hospital, suffering from Huntington's disease. (1967)

34 years ago - Former Cream bassist Jack Bruce joins ex-Miles Davis sidemen John McLaughlin, Larry Young and Tony Williams to form one of the first jazz-rock fusion groups, Lifetime. (1970)

34 years ago - CCR's "Lookin' Out My Back Door" hits #2 on the singles chart while Rare Earth's "(I Know) I'm Losing You" peaks at #7. (1970)

34 years ago - Rod Stewart's "Gasoline Alley" hits #27 on the LP chart. (1970)

24 years ago - Bruce Springsteen launches his U.S. tour in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He forgets the words to his opening number "Born To Run" and Bob Seger joins him on stage to sing "Thunder Road." (1980)

23 years ago - The Kinks play New York's famed Madison Square Garden for the first time. (1981)

23 years ago - Blue Oyster Cult's "Burnin' For You" peaks at #40 on the singles chart, while ELO's "Hold On Tight" peaks at #10, The Moody Blues' "The Old Songs" peaks at #15 and Journey's "Who's Crying Now" peaks at #4. (1981)

23 years ago - Billy Joel's live album, "Songs In The Attic" enters the album charts, as does The Grateful Dead's "Dead Set." (1981)

23 years ago - Kool & the Gang enter the soul chart with "Take My Heart," which will peak at Number One. It climbs to #17 on the pop chart. (1981)

17 years ago - R.E.M.'s "Document" LP enters the chart as does Rush's "Hold Your Fire" LP. (1987)

17 years ago - Aerosmith's comeback LP, "Permanent Vacation" enters the chart. The LP contains the hits "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)," "Rag Doll" and "Angel." (1987)

17 years ago - Pink Floyd's first album without Roger Waters, "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason," enters the LP chart. (1987)

17 years ago - John Mellencamp's "Paper In Fire" peaks at #9 on the singles chart while Heart's "Who Will You Run To" peaks at #7. (1987)

16 years ago - The John Lennon documentary "Imagine" premiers in Hollywood. (1988)

15 years ago - David Bowie's box set "Sound + Vision" is released. (1989)

14 years ago - A Florida record store owner is found guilty of distributing obscene material: 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" LP. (1990)

10 years ago - Eric Clapton kicks off his "Nothing But The Blues" tour in Montreal. (1994)

8 years ago - Van Halen told David Lee Roth to go ahead and jump, again!!! The band and Roth had gotten back together in June after an 11 year separation...Roth recorded a couple of songs for the groups greatest hits package, and then was given his walking papers...Roth was the second lead singer to depart the band this year...Sammy Hagar was booted in June. Roth faxes an open letter to the press saying his appearance on MTV with the band was a publicity stunt orchestrated by the band and that the other members had no intentions of letting him back in. (1996)


Stevie Ray Vaughn - The House Is Rockin

Well - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother come on in

Kick off your shoes start losin' the blues
This old house ain't got nothin' to lose
i say to hell with the years start spreadin' the news
We got room on the floor come on baby shake some blues

Well - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother come on in

Well - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother come on in

Walkin' up the street you can hear the sound
Of some bad honky tonkers really layin' it down
They've seen it all for years and got nothin' to lose
So get down on the floor i say to hell with the years

Well - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'
Yeah - The house is a rockin' don't bother come on in
I said the house is a rockin' don't bother come on in


A guy thought his wife was cheating on him. So he waited for
her to leave that night and jumped in a cab to follow her. By
following her he found out she was working in a whorehouse.
The guy says to the cabbie, "Wanna make a $100?" The
cabbie says, "Sure, what do I have to do?".

The guy replied that all the cabbie has to do was go inside the
whorehouse and grab his wife and put her in the back of the
cab and take them home. So the cabbie goes in.

A couple of minutes later the whore house gets kicked open,
and the cabbie is dragging this women out who is kicking,
biting, punching, and fighting all the way to the cab. The
cabbie opens the door to the cab, throws the girl inside, and
tells the man, "Here hold her!!"

The man looks down at the girl and says to the cabbie, "THIS

The cabbie replied, "I KNOW, IT'S MINE; I'M GOING BACK IN


Happy Sunday!!!!!!! Hope all the partygoers are able to walk this morning.

Red Oak

Message: 35836 Posted: Sun Oct 03 03:24:36 2004 By: Genevieve
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Tysons Corner

Thanks for the smile, Gerry!

Hope everyone's having a great week-end.

Message: 35835 Posted: Sat Oct 02 21:50:58 2004 By: Anita
Subject: Birchmere

Anyone who attended the Birchmere shows knows that these guys are still having a blast after all these years. Terrific job Gerry, Dewey and company -- thanks again! Special thanks to Erin, too.

Message: 35834 Posted: Sat Oct 02 20:10:24 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Hmmm Off topic ~ John Fogarty is on my PBS Soundstage right now

Hi Hooo Everyone :)

Hey there DanC ~~ John Fogarty is here singing a song that he wrote for his Mrs. he is singing ~~ Looking for some sugar, sugar in my life, take some time to find the golden rule in your life, sugar, sugar in my life.. the last two songs he did before this sounded pretty darn good too. :) He just invited a guy by the name of Jerry Douglas out on to the stage, and they are doing a song he wrote for his daughter Chelsea, called "I will walk with you" hmmm I see the years have mellowed him some... Nice :)

Interesting Wonderin you have there Bluey!! ~~ Lately other Music Artists, Like Michael McDonald, & Hall & Oates have been doing remake versions of well known 70 songs. I have to say that each time I hear Hall & Oates version of the Spinners "I'll Be Around" I am liking it more and more, they sure did bring a whole new freshness to this song... and they picked up the tempo on it too... I at times find myself wondering what song or songs Gerry or Dewey would have a hankerin to do a version of... I do hope we get to hear a CD with new songs on sometime soon... even if it is a shorter EP like the way Matt & Bryce have been doing... :)

John is here singing his new song "Deja Vu" I like this one, has nice music and his voice sounds nice on this too... :)

Well both of the Birchmere shows are over now... I'd be willing to bet lots of Memory Keepsakes were kept tonight... Have some fun for me you guys... I hope to see some pics with big smiles on! :)

Nitey nite all, enjoy the rest of your weekend! Safe traveling too! Nancy :)

~~~ this bird has to sing, my heart has to follow, old man with no soul, leaves me dead and hollow, this Gentle Hummmmm, has just begunnnn, this gentle hummmmmm will make us oneeee, my wish is for U, an end to your sorrow, and if it comes true, you'll wake up tomorrow, and then the gentle hummm has just begun, this gentle hummmm will make us onnne... Here for anyone who Cares, sullen faces in the courtroom still... and this gentle hum will wake up tomorrow, gentle hummmmm, this gentle hummm oooo oooo this gentle hum, will make us Oneeee, this gentle hummmm, has just begun ~~ Sing it again Neil & Tim Finn ~~ I Have been hitting the replay button on this song today! :);)

Message: 35833 Posted: Sat Oct 02 15:21:52 2004 By: "Bluey"
Subject: A Single Idea

Firstly, before me asking this question - just want to say that I don't know anything about the complexities of getting a single or album produced and then onto the marketing side of this.

After seeing and reading how the band is playing so well and that they already have a few songs in the can, I just get this feeling that all they need is just another hit or two to elevate them forever by the musical industry to the status of a truely, genuine rock legend, hopefully culminating in an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They have already reached that pinnacle with us.

My question is: If there was a problem with getting financial backing and promotion of an album, would it be easier for the band to release a couple of singles? Do you require the same financial backing and promotion to release a single or is it just not a viable proposition these days? I remember years ago, groups would just release a few singles and then gauge from the public interest if an album was an option.

I'm only asking this because I was thinking about the release of the new "Hits" CD and I just thought, wouldn't it have been nice if the band was releasing new material even if it was only in a CD single format and then hopefully an album would follow. Be great to even see them back on the singles chart!

Hope someone to help out.



Message: 35832 Posted: Sat Oct 02 08:52:07 2004 By: tiger
Subject: Re: This Day in Rock

Hi, Red Oak,
As a nurse, I can relate to that joke, although it's never happened to me personally!

Message: 35831 Posted: Sat Oct 02 07:03:00 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 2, 2004

59 years ago - Singer Don McLean is born. (1945)

54 years ago - Mike Rutherford, guitarist for Mike & the Mechanics and Genesis (1950)

53 years ago - Sting, bassist and vocalist for Police, is born. (1951)

47 years ago - Specialty Records releases "Bony Maronie" backed with "You Bug Me, Baby," by Larry Williams. "Bony Maronie" peaks at #14 on the pop chart. (1957)

44 years ago - "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, enters the R&B chart and peaks at #3. On the pop chart, it climbs to Number One and popularizes the beach sound of the Carolina beach resorts. (1960)

43 years ago - Vanguard Records releases the album "Volume Two" and the single "Banks of the Ohio" by 22 year old Joan Baez. She will go on to be one of the most popular and outspoken protest singers of the '60s. (1961)

39 years ago - The Who make their U.S. TV debut on "Shindig!" performing "I Can't Explain." Also on the show are the Four Tops and Gerry & the Pacemakers. (1965)

39 years ago - Soul Singer Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me" enters the Hot 100. It remains on the pop charts for thirteen weeks where it peaks at Number Four. (1965)

39 years ago - The McCoys' "Hang On Sloopy" hits #1 on the singles chart. (1965)

37 years ago - All six members of the Grateful Dead are busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana. It happens at the groups' 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco. After six hours, they are released on bail. (1967)

33 years ago - After years of singing in other stars' bands including Jeff Beck's, Rod "the Mod" Stewart establishes himslef as a star in his own right. On this date both the single "Maggie May" and his "Every Picture Tells a Story" LP hit Number One. While maintaining his successful solo career, Stewart is also the lead singer for the Faces-something he'll continue keep doing through 1976. (1971)

33 years ago - John Lennon's "Imagine" LP enters the chart as does The Beach Boys' "Surf's Up" LP. (1971)

31 years ago - The best of the Bay area's rock talent come together for a performance to benefit a "friend" named Badger. Promoter Bill Graham is ticked because Badger turns out to be a member of the Hell's Angels who needs legal aid. Graham is well known to be no fan of the outlaw motorcycle gang. (1973)

29 years ago - After a bomb scare clears out Milwaukee's Upton Theatre where Bruce Springsteen is performing he goes back to the Hotel Phister to wait before the gig's rescheduled midnight commencement. Making use of the bar, the usually conservative Springsteen gets -- in his own words -- "a little loose" and proceeds to give a wild performance. The comment of a British writer along for the ride when, on the way back to the hall, Bruce rides on top of the car: "I have seen the future of rock & roll and he is on my windshield." (1975)

28 years ago - John Belushi comes out during the second verse of Joe Cocker's rendition of "Feeling Alright" on Saturday Night Live. Belushi performs his exaggeratedly spastic imitation of Cocker. The crowd goes nuts and Cocker, familiar with Belushi's "tribute" to him, claims that since "my band likes it, I'm as happy as a pig in s**t." (1976)

28 years ago - Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night" is released. (1976)

27 years ago - After a month following what appeared to be an attempt to steal the body of Elvis Presley from Forest Hill Cemetary, both Presley's and his grandmother's bodies are moved to Graceland. (1977)

26 years ago - Gene Simmons bass player for KISS, receives a platinum record for his solo LP, one of four released concurrently by the members of KISS. Simmons' charts the highest getting up to #22. (1977)

22 years ago - Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" enters the rock albums chart at #24. Though the record, which consists mainly of solo acoustic songs, will receive virtually no radio play, it remains on the best-seller charts for several months. (1982)

22 years ago - The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" enter the Hot 100 at #90. It eventually makes the pop Top Ten and the funk-dub remix, "Mustapha Dance" makes the disco singles Top Ten, helping the group's latest album "Combat Rock" become it first golf and platinum LP. (1982)

22 years ago - Aerosmith's "Rock In A Hard Place" album enters the chart. The LP was recorded without guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. (1982)

22 years ago - Rush's "Signals" enters the LP chart. (1982)

22 years ago - John Cougar's "Jack & Diane" hits #1 on the singles chart while .38 Special's "You Keep Runnin' Away" peaks at #38. (1982)

19 years ago - Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." tour ends at the L.A. Coliseum. (1985)

18 years ago - The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (1986)

11 years ago - Rod Stewart's "unplugged" version of "Reason To Believe" hits #19 on the pop singles chart. (1993)

11 years ago - Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" enters the LP chart. (1993)

10 years ago - On the second day of Neil Young's two day Bridge benefit concert, drummer Stan Lynch plays his last gig with Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. (1994)

10 years ago - A 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300. (1994)

9 years ago - Journey announces plans to reunite for an album and possibly a tour. (1995)

6 years ago - Cheap Trick are inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk at Guitar Center. (1998)


Don McLean - American Pie

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died
I started singin'

Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart

Stay away from my window
Stay away from my back door too
Disconnect the telephone line
Relax baby and draw that blind

Kick off your shoes and sit right down
Loosen off that pretty French gown
Let me pour you a good long drink
Ooh baby don't you hesitate cause


A principal of a small middle school had a problem with a few of the older girls starting to use lipstick. When applying it in the bathroom they would then press their lips to the mirror and leave lip prints.

Before it got out of hand he thought of a way to stop it. He gathered all the girls together that wore lipstick and told them he wanted to meet with them in the ladies room at 2pm. They gathered at 2pm and found the principal and the school custodian waiting for them.

The principal explained that it was becoming a problem for the custodian to clean the mirror every night. He said he felt the ladies did not fully understand just how much of a problem it was and he wanted them to witness just how hard it was to clean.

The custodian then demonstrated. He took a long brush on a handle out of a box. He then dipped the brush in the nearest toilet, moved to the mirror and proceeded to remove the lipstick.

That was the last day the girls pressed their lips on the mirror.


Have a great time at tonite's show all.

Red Oak

Message: 35830 Posted: Fri Oct 01 20:06:14 2004 By: Madolyn
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Tysons Corner

Wow, that's definitely interesting -- I don't get it! I can't figure out exactly what it is I'm looking at. Nice hand, though. ;o)

I've been thinking about the lucky Birchmere attendees this evening -- hope it was great, I'm sure it was.

-- Madolyn (very jellus)

Message: 35829 Posted: Fri Oct 01 20:04:37 2004 By: Madolyn
Subject: Re: Re My Thursday this and that replies

Bluey, I checked out the Gino Vannelli Ultimate Collection CD -- here are my favorites on the album:

Appaloosa, River Must Flow, Fly Into This Night, Crazy Life, Love Of My Life, People Gotta Move** (**my all-time favorite GV song!), Powerful People, Mama Coco, Love Me Now.

I don't like his ballads (I Just Wanna Stop, Living Inside Myself) very much. My favorites are more up-tempo and jazzy. I'll be curious to hear your opinion when you have a listen to the CD when it arrives!

-- Madolyn

Message: 35828 Posted: Fri Oct 01 15:39:43 2004 By: Jenna
Subject: Re: VFTHW - Tysons Corner

What a cool shot or view (it almost looks like some of my photos.)
Hope everyone has a great time!


Message: 35827 Posted: Fri Oct 01 14:41:30 2004 By: AmericaSL
Subject: VFTHW - Tysons Corner

Click here to see the INTERESTING view from Gerry's hotel room.

Message: 35826 Posted: Fri Oct 01 12:14:22 2004 By: Nancy
Subject: Re: Cindy From The South & Birchmere & some more

TGIF Everyone :) ~~~ Well Mo should be in Va by now... it sure was a lonnnnnnng morning for me.... at my work, knowing that I wanted to be Heading to the Birchmere shows with Mo... Have a Great time, and Please do fill me in on all of the Happenins, Big and Small, soooo I can experience this somehow... :)

Hi there KarenL ~~ I too want to wish Cindy FTS a Happy Birthday, WOW what a way to bring on the 50's! ~~ I am sure Cindy will be Smiling from Ear to Ear all weekend long. :)

Hi Kristal ~~ Nice to see you postin, are you gonna be heading to the show at the Keswick later on this month???

Hmmmm Speechwriter are you still out there? Did you order tix for the Keswick show, are you gonna be heading to see it? It has been a lonnnng time since we have heard anything from you... If you did order tix.... just a friendly reminder to make sure you check the date on them... Okay :)

Welcome aboard John ~~ Thanks for stopping in to post about the Great time you had at the Hollywood Fla show... Yeppers, for sure, AMERICA does give it their all in their shows... no matter how many times you see them, they have a Nice Knack at making it feel like the first time, and you are guaranteed to leave the show wanting More and walking on a Cloud 10! ~~ Come back and post after you see them later this month okay? : )

Cheers Bluey ~~ Yes I too agree that hearing Gerry & Dewey on "Love is Just Another Word" s from Dan's All Things are Possible album... is just like hearing that Early Trio AMERICA Magic... Nice for sure... I have Dan's Guitar Man cd and also his Electrovoice, Crossover & Boddentown albums too. and I really enjoy getting to hear Dan on these... I have said it before on here, even tho, they aren't a trio anymore, we still have the best of all three of them, in many ways... and I am sooo glad to have all of their music to hit the replay button on... :) Enjoy getting to hear them! :)

Hi Robl ~~~ Boy can I relate with you saying "Boy I wish I was going to be at the Birchmere shows" FOR SURE Me toooo! :)

Okay gotta get for now... Hey Redddddd, be sure to grab your Mrs and have a Moondance... the Moon is still on the full side. ;) Take care, see ya, Nancy :)

~~~ Hooolllld meeee tight, won't you be my Woman Tonight, hoooolllld meeeee tight, won't you be my woman tonight, I get the shivers up and down my spine, only time I'm Happy is when I know she's mine... soooooo Hooooolllld meee tight sooooo treat me right, won't you be my woman tonight.... Sing it Woodz & Gerry & Dewey :);) ;)

Message: 35825 Posted: Fri Oct 01 06:43:13 2004 By: red oak
Subject: This Day in Rock

This Day in Rock & Roll History
Today is October 1, 2004

40 years ago - Vee Jay Records, capitalizing on material it owns, recorded by its two best-selling groups, releases the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons." Despite the awesome combined sales of the two groups, the album, which consists of previously released stuff, stays on the LP chart for three weeks reaching only as high as #142. (1964)

37 years ago - Hoping to take advantage of the British government's recent ban on pirate radio stations, the BBC airs Radio One, a new broadcasting service modeled on U.S. rock and roll. (1967)

37 years ago - Pink Floyd arrive in New York to start their first tour of the U.S. (1967)

35 years ago - An omen of '70s "progressive" radio programming...Denver's KMYR-FM drops it pop format in favor of comedy and top instrumental arrangements of contemporary hits. The station programming people call it "Pzazz-95." (1969)

34 years ago - Jimi Hendrix is buried in his hometown of Seattle, Washington. (1970)

34 years ago - Curtis Mayfield leaves the Impressions to start up his solo career and to found his own label. (1970)

32 years ago - Jon Mark, guitarist for the Mark Almond Band, loses the ring finger of his left hand while in Hawaii on tour. He's expected to recover and play again, but the remainder of the tour is canceled. (1972)

29 years ago - Al Jackson is shot to death in his Memphis home by an intruder. He was the drummer for the MGs, the legendary Stax Records house band which backed-up Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett. His wife is questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest. He was 39. (1975)

27 years ago - Elton John becomes the first rock & roller to be honored in New York City's Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame. (1977)

25 years ago - Elton John plays the first of eight straight shows at Madison Square Garden. (1979)

24 years ago - Paul Simon's semi-autobiographical film "One Trick Pony" premieres in New York City. Besides Simon, those appearing the film include Lou Reed, Sam & Dave, the B-52's and the Lovin' Spoonful. (1980)


Late in the Evening - Paul Simon

The first thing I remember
I was lying in my bed
I couldn't of been no more
Than one or two
I remember there's a radio
Comin' from the room next door
And my mother laughed
The way some ladies do
When it's late in the evening
And the music's seeping through

The next thing I remember
I am walking down the street
I'm feeling all right
I'm with my boys
I'm with my troops, yeah
And down along the avenue
Some guys were shooting pool
And I heard the sound
Of a cappella groups, yeah
Singing late in the evening
And all the girls out on the stoops, yeah

Then I learned to play some lead guitar
I was underage in this funky bar
And I stepped outside to smoke myself a "J"
And when I came back to the room
Everybody just seemed to move
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play
And it was late in the evening
And I blew that room away

The first thing I remember
When you came into my life
I said I'm gonna get that girl
No matter what I do
Well I guess I'd been in love before
And once or twice I been on the floor
But I never loved no one
The way that I loved you
And it was late in the evening
And all the music seeping through


A nurse walks into a bank, preparing to endorse a check. She reaches in her pocket and pulls out a rectal thermometer and tries to write with it. She looks up at the teller, pauses for a moment, then realizing her mistake, she says, "Well that's great......just great.....Some a__hole's got my pen."


TGIF everyone, have a gr8 weekend.............

Red Oak

Message: 35824 Posted: Fri Oct 01 05:15:23 2004 By: Karen L
Subject: Cindy From The South & Birchmere

If my memory serves me correctly, Cindy F.T.S. is celebrating a birthday around this time - one of the reasons for some of you gathering at the America concert(s) this weekend, is that right?? I'm sorry that I don't have time to check my facts or if I missed a recent post about her birthday - I'm about to leave for work. Anyway, if I'm right - Happy Birthday (even if it's belated or early) to Cindy F.T.S.! Everyone have a great time at the shows, and we hope you'll let us know a little bit about it afterward!


Message: 35823 Posted: Fri Oct 01 04:34:27 2004 By: Julie
Subject: Re: Birchmere

I am heading out to Alexandria after this is georgous in PA. It will be even nicer in VA. 13 hours to Show#1.

Message: 35822 Posted: Fri Oct 01 04:09:58 2004 By: NancyM
Subject: Birchmere

Hey everyone, IT'S HERE! Mo, Julie, Cindy, and Anita- have a fantastic rockin' time tonight! I'll catch up with you tomorrow!!

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