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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 14, 2019, 12:28:59 PM
Mussorsky - Pictures at an Exhibition. Repeated gongs towards very end. Last gong a couple of seconds before end - close enough ?

Crazy story. Back in the 1970s as a student I was able to take out a subscription to our symphony 's concerts. Got a great seat for next to nothing, the row in back of the box seats.
One of the concerts I went to had this piece as the last on the program. Immediately in front of me , in box seats, was a candidate for Mayor in our city, and his wife . Towards the end of this piece, exciting music being played, he got up, said "this is boring" and they left.
I thought do I want someone like that for Mayor ? (Yes I guess that was a bit snobbish lol)
So for this reason (and yes, others), I voted for the other guy, who ended up winning the race.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 14, 2019, 08:43:11 AM
I can't think of any more songs that end with the gong.
All I can think of are songs that have the gong during them, such as "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beatles Vs. the Beach Boys on: February 11, 2019, 09:18:37 PM
Thanks! I stayed up and watched it. Now off to bed.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beatles Vs. the Beach Boys on: February 11, 2019, 06:36:45 PM
Doggone it! I'll never learn! I clicked on the link to watch this and got a message that the video was removed.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 11, 2019, 06:33:07 PM
Well, good luck this weekend , then   Grin

Spent quiet morning at the Library, mainly doing various puzzle games from our newspaper that I brought along. Then back to reality. Warm day (in the 20s C). Then supposed to get cooler, then warmer... Yoyo weather.
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Beer, Wine, Liquor, Spirits, Cocktails...Open Bar. Discuss, Recommend, etc. on: February 11, 2019, 04:47:33 AM
Wow. Just now reading RRs post from last year.
For the record, I stopped excessive drinking well before I joined the folk group I was in for 20 years.
I wasnít a teetotaler then. Would have one glass of strong apple cider in Normandy, or one wonderful small stein of beer in the Czech Republic.
Skipped the vodka in Russia however.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 10, 2019, 01:11:35 AM
Hello yes 18 is old for a cat but itís not that unusual for indoor cats to live to 20 nowadays. She did live a largely illness free life until the end , other than some arthritis.
BFFs are Best Friends Forever. So if or when I adopt a couple of cats in the future Iíd like a pair who have been together and enjoy each otherís company.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 09, 2019, 04:59:29 PM
Our 18 year old cat went to cat heaven today. Not unexpected. The good thing is that she and I bonded towards the end..
Anyway I now have 2 cats. Won't get any more until these pass on, which I hope won't be for a while. Then will probably get 2 cats who are BFFs.
 "Talked" with some friends online about our memories of when the Beatles first came to the US and played on the Ed Sullivan show 55 years ago tonight. We were 6-7 years old at the time.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 08, 2019, 07:50:15 AM
I'm a bit challenged . Don't know how to link with a Tablet. Our PC isn't working.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 08, 2019, 07:38:30 AM
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. Haven't heard that in a while. That's a great song.
Everywhere I go is casual dress nowadays. Even regular church services. I have one nice dress, nothing fancy, for those rare occasions (weddings, funerals) where a bit more formal dress is required .
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: February 08, 2019, 07:31:57 AM
Stamina? Moi?  Grin

No it's determination, gotta force myself to do it. I used to read a lot more when younger but now it's getting harder to concentrate.

I love Sudoku as well as crossword puzzles.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs that end with a stroke on the gong on: February 08, 2019, 07:28:36 AM
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The What Are You Reading? Thread on: February 07, 2019, 09:02:18 PM
As February is Black History Month in the US, I decided to focus strictly on African American fiction and history.

I am presently reading Langston Hughes' debut novel, Not Without Laughter, which is a semi autobiographical story about a Black family growing up in Kansas in the early 20th century. Hughes was primarily a poet and that's how I'm familiar with him.

After that I will read Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man, which was influenced by TS Eliot's The Waste Land and Dostoevsky 's Notes from Underground.

For the history, it's Isabel Wilkerson's acclaimed The Warmth of Other Suns. It's about the Great Migration of southern African Americans starting around the period of World War I and lasting until around 1970. They were fleeing the "Jim Crow" laws in effect, and also hoping to find better paying jobs.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unsolved Mysteries: Dennis Wilson on: February 04, 2019, 12:18:48 PM
Scott Wilson's book had a reference to Dennis being sent home from the tour during the 60s and that he was distraught. I don't know any more than that.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 04, 2019, 05:01:20 AM
The problem with the Super Bowl was that everyone down here, and in much of not most of the US, thought our New Orleans Saints should have been playing the New England Patriots. The reason we didn't get to play was due to an unbelievable "non-call" on a play where a Los Angeles Rams player clearly committed a pass interference penalty on our player. If the penalty had been called the Saints would have been able to keep the ball longer, run down the clock, and kick (hopefully!) the winning field goal.
Anyway the head of the NFL admitted right after the game that the officials goofed up big time, but nothing could be done.
And to add insult to injury, it was discovered afterwards that 4 of the officials lived in the Los Angeles area!
You can see the play in question online by  searching  "Saints vs Rams non call".
But the weather was great yesterday and thousands took to the streets to have a party celebrating the team.

To Add: It would be wonderful if this was the worst problem we had to deal with !
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: February 03, 2019, 08:09:30 PM
Around 0630 I put a small pork roast in a slow cooker, along with lots of onions and garlic, then went about my day. About 6 1/2 - 7 hours later, the roast was ready. Quite delicious, and served with sweet potatoes, and king cake for dessert.
Bring a New Orleanian through and through, I joined the local citizenry in boycotting the Super Bowl. The TV was tuned to either the Kitten Bowl or the Puppy Bowl. There were lots of anti-Super Bowl parties throughout the city.
Get back to regular life tomorrow
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Beach Boy European Tour Documentary on: February 02, 2019, 04:49:00 AM
Rats! Watched first few minutes and was going to come back to it. Oh well
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: February 01, 2019, 10:53:05 AM
I know, Ralph Fiennes is one of my favorite actors .
That being said, for some reason I had trouble getting interested in that movie.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: January 21, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
That song is not what I usually listen to. It's not a bad song but that type of music raises my stress levels if it plays over and over in my head.
Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay. After a big bump for a few days everything's okay in my corner.
And hoping all is well with you and kitty, and that the weather in your neck of the woods isn't as crazy as it is in much of the world nowadays.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: January 21, 2019, 11:08:12 AM
Hello. Doing a little better after family craziness (still going on but am adjusting).

Reflected by music playing in my mental jukebox. On replay for a couple of weeks was the not very calming song, "7 and 7 is" by Love.
Thank goodness my "jukebox" is now playing songs such as the vocal track of "Little Bird." Much better!

 and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: THE WILSON PROJECT - THE ILLUMINATED EDITION on: January 12, 2019, 09:15:31 AM
In the movie Love and Mercy there was the scene where Brian goes with Melinda to a Moody Blues concert. This actually happened, although the details are different and as related in The Wilson Project, rather disturbing. If I was Melinda I would have run away from that craziness pronto.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: December 31, 2018, 08:38:27 PM

So glad kitty liked his new basket.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: December 31, 2018, 07:38:11 PM
Happy New Year to you all! :-)

Just listened to Auld Lang Syne by the Jingle Cats .

RR1, how does your kitty like his new basket?
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: So what did we all do today? on: December 30, 2018, 07:41:53 AM
RR1 your kitty is sure blessed to have you in his life.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Billy Joel on: December 26, 2018, 07:10:32 PM
Just read the announcement on FB

Billy Joel channel is up and running again on Sirius/XM channel 30. Until Jan 31.
Listening to it now.
Make it permanent already!
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