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« on: June 12, 2016, 02:33:05 PM »

Two years ago I posted the following in this subforum in a self-begun topic entitled "Oops". That topic has, well, moved on (you'll find it in the Sandbox). Which is why I'm posting my original introduction to myself a second time----here, where it belongs:    

[March 15, 2014, 05:23:57 AM]
I think this is my third bout of posting here. Looking way back through the list of new arrivals it struck me that it's been pretty amiss of me not to have introduced myself at some stage, however briefly----for which my apologies. Perhaps I was waiting for Mike's 73rd birthday to do it. :=)

I'll be brief: It was getting Brian's "autobiography" as a birthday present a decade or so ago that reawakened my interest in the Boys (they'd always been on the edge of my radar----I'd grown up with their music). I then bought the Sunflower/Surf's Up! 2fer, as I was familiar with side two of SU. Several tracks in,  I was wondering what all the fuss was about (!) when I heard "All I Wanna Do". It was my on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. The next step was to find kindred spirits...
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 04:42:52 PM »

Two years ago I posted the following in this subforum in a self-begun topic entitled "Oops". That topic has, well, moved on (you'll find it in the Sandbox). Which is why I'm posting my original introduction to myself a second time----here, where it belongs:    

[March 15, 2014, 05:23:57 AM]
I think this is my third bout of posting here. Looking way back through the list of new arrivals it struck me that it's been pretty amiss of me not to have introduced myself at some stage, however briefly----for which my apologies. Perhaps I was waiting for Mike's 73rd birthday to do it. :=)

I'll be brief: It was getting Brian's "autobiography" as a birthday present a decade or so ago that reawakened my interest in the Boys (they'd always been on the edge of my radar----I'd grown up with their music). I then bought the Sunflower/Surf's Up! 2fer, as I was familiar with side two of SU. Several tracks in,  I was wondering what all the fuss was about (!) when I heard "All I Wanna Do". It was my on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. The next step was to find kindred spirits...

Great!  But I see the boss is already here.  Hope it doesn't end up in the Sandbox again.  I'm putting it in a quote box so maybe, just maybe we can start again.  Again.   Gather here in peace and calm to discuss important stuff.  Or silly stuff.  It all works, except nasty stuff.

I have always enjoyed posting in your little corner of this section.  And a big thanks to you for supporting me during these past few days, like you always do.
I will keep an eye on this island. -Will
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 02:21:20 AM »

That is mutual - I am tired of folks jumping at my posts too. Anything I say triggers bad feelings in them or whatever you call it. Maybe these folks should add me to ignore list, incl. you? Poster "AndrewHickey" made an ignore feature, there is thread about it in the Sandbox. I added few rude posters.
Btw, I never thought that only mods can have a say regarding what should or should not be done. My reply to john has zero to do with actual role of moderator - bans etc. You seem not to understand it.

Well, let's see how long this new haven of tranquillity lasts. Grin

RR, I rather think Will's reference to "nasty stuff" was directed elsewhere and not at you. So relax.

Oh, and folks it's not a bad idea to use the quote feature when answering, as posts have a habit of disappearing. Then at least there's a measure of continuity.

Please leave your empty drink cans in the bin provided. Thank you. :=)
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 02:43:00 AM »

So what about my advice? I think it is good idea to change thread title. I don't associate Welcome thread to be titled "By way of clarification", like it's very serious topic, about correcting database etc. Consider it.

The thing is, it's not a welcome thread. I've been posting here on and off for close to five years! And that's serious.

But I'm easy-going enough to be open to suggestions----what would you call it, RR?        
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 03:22:06 AM »

OK, I found best solution: I will title your thread as I wish in my posts. How's that? 3D

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I can live with that!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 03:43:14 AM »

Cool - I will keep changing till I stop at the best title imo. Thanks for listening.

To continue with Netherlands - what is average summer? Is it cold & sunny or hot & breezy?

Wet and windy if the current weather is anything to go by.  Grin

I like the idea of not having a fixed title at all. I think everyone should choose whatever title suits them at the time. (See the "title" on the front page of this subforum.)
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 09:24:29 AM »

What is the point of this thread?  Brow
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 07:03:05 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 08:17:09 PM »

Yes, John, to have a haven of tranquility, to be able to read SS posts "in an atmosphere of calm" so to speak.

I enjoy reading stories about how people came to love the Beach Boys. You called listening to All I Wanna Do as your "on the road to Damascus moment". I tend to call them "Whoa, Nellie!" moments.

My Whoa Nellie moment was hearing Don't Talk (Put your head on my shoulder). Just so beautiful

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 02:25:25 AM »

Good post, NOLA BBF. So your name is Nellie.

Not necessarily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNeOEHGpYyc

To me the best BBs song is "At My Window"...sung by least favorite BB, go figure. It is very short & packed up with little tiny cool things & the vocals are beautiful ("he caaaaaame to myyyyyyy wi-indoow").

There's a wonderful innocence to "AMW". As you say, little tiny cool things, like Brian's endearing attempt at French, the flubbed change to minor at 1:54 and that accordion (VDP?).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbtV5x5AEo

And "Don't Talk" stunned me when I first heard it in '67... 

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 03:23:54 AM »

Good post, NOLA BBF. So your name is Nellie. To me the best BBs song is "At My Window"...sung by least favorite BB, go figure. It is very short & packed up with little tiny cool things & the vocals are beautiful ("he caaaaaame to myyyyyyy wi-indoow").

Well, my real name is Elizabeth, but you could call me Nellie if you like (or you could call me Betty, and I could call you Al, or whatever - sorry, couldn't help it)

"Whoa Nellie" is an American expression. Nellie (or Nelly) refers to a horse. 'whoa' means to stop. I use that expression when I experience something very out of the ordinary that makes me stop and take notice, something that makes me think "Wow!"
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 05:09:07 AM »

I'm liking this thread a lot, from the title onwards. Please let it stay here! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 06:49:22 AM »

Hi all,

Welcome to all new people!!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 07:43:44 AM »

Thank you so much, guys. This is all very encouraging.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhz7RA7NTPo
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 12:42:50 PM »

What we have here, is failure to communicate.  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2016, 01:34:31 PM »

Thanks for the info, john & Elizabeth. I just assumed by logic that hearing or seeing sth. cool, you'd tell yourself "Whoah Nellie" so it's your name. But it was question, I wouldn't actually say "Hey, Nellie" when see your posts. Nor "Betty". It is too familiar address.

thorgil, thanks for nice words.

I've been called Liz, Lizzie, Lizard, Em (as in Auntie Em from Wizard of Oz). In the Czech Republic our host for some reason called me Alice. In music groups was called the Drone Queen (cause I loved singing the drone parts), and the Human Pitchpipe (or, more indelicately, as 'B with the Pitch,' as I used to be cursed with perfect pitch)
One of my sisters calls me Iddabet. Mom calls me Bibbabet
Which is more than you wanted to know, for sure.
So really don't care what you call me.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2016, 01:37:49 PM »

Lizard?   Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2016, 02:30:19 PM »

2 questions - what did you do in Czech Republic? What is "NOLA" in your username?
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While in the ethnic music group, I went on four 3-week tours between 1989-1995; France, France/Netherlands, Russia (still technically USSR or CCCP if you wish), and the Czech Republic. We played at festivals except for the Russian tour which was a "cultural exchange", singing and dancing to various American genres, clogging, swing, Cajun, etc.
Absolutely loved the Czech Republic - Prague was such an incredible city and wish to somehow return there some day.
(Also loved Russia, but the bathroom issues got to me after a while. Hard to find a bathroom, but finding a place outside was usually better than what we experienced in the bathrooms we found; Ycch! Hopefully, 25 years later, it's better?)

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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2016, 06:40:16 AM »

Ah, Prague... such a fantastic city. Maybe my fav among those I have visited. 3D
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2016, 09:04:21 AM »

Ah, Prague... such a fantastic city. Maybe my fav among those I have visited. 3D

That's one on my must-visit list. Perhaps it should be higher up on my must-visit list. ;=)
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2016, 04:08:27 PM »

john - what countries/cities you wish to visit?

The Baltic States, Finland (the land of Sibelius), cities like Prague and Hamburg...
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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2016, 04:49:51 PM »

Elizabeth - cool story. What is clogging? Cajun? Dance types such as "swing"?

Clogging, or clog dancing, is popular in the Appalachian states (Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, etc). It's a dance that originated in the British Isles.

On YouTube, check out: Blue Ridge Mountain Dancers with Pete Seeger

Cajun music is from Southern Louisiana. The Cajuns were kicked out of eastern Canada during the 1700s.
These are among the songs that our group performed:
     The Balfa Brothers- La Danse de Mardi Gras
     Beausoleil - Parlez-nous a Boire

Swing music - became popular in 1930s and still popular today. Dances such as Jitterbug and Lindy Hop.
We sang songs from Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters - available to view online

      Andrews Sisters - Boogle Woogie Bugle Boy
      Boswell Sisters - Crazy People 1932.        (Also did songs such as Mood Indigo, Roll on Mississippi, Heebee Jeebies, River Stay Away From My Door)

The dances you can check out on YouTube:
     Hooked on Swing Dancing
     Whiteys Lindy Hoppers - Hellzapoppin

Think you'll enjoy watching these.
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »

I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2016, 10:39:40 AM »

I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"

I like your current quote as well. I remember that song was played all the time on Hot Hits 98 in Philly when the Let's Dance album was new. Modern Love, Let's Dance, and China Girl, all in very heavy rotation in the top 40 that year. I didn't really appreciate the song until - and this may sound odd - I heard and saw a bootleg of some solo acoustic gigs John Frusciante played in Europe in 2001, and he played Modern Love, just him and an acoustic guitar. He seemed to open up the song far beyond what I got from it when it was new and top 40, and it floored me. I became obsessed with it, and I even added the song to setlists and other musical activities of mine after hearing John's take on it, and then rediscovering and revisiting Bowie's original (with Nile Rodgers' expert production). It became one of my favorites, hands down. Check out John's performance(s) if you can.

Cheers for the Bowie reference! An underrated masterpiece from Bowie.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2016, 01:59:20 PM »

I'm not entirely sure what to make of GF but I peed myself laughing when I saw his new signature.

Perhaps mine should be "Where is Swedish Frog's cat?"

I like your current quote as well. I remember that song was played all the time on Hot Hits 98 in Philly when the Let's Dance album was new. Modern Love, Let's Dance, and China Girl, all in very heavy rotation in the top 40 that year. I didn't really appreciate the song until - and this may sound odd - I heard and saw a bootleg of some solo acoustic gigs John Frusciante played in Europe in 2001, and he played Modern Love, just him and an acoustic guitar. He seemed to open up the song far beyond what I got from it when it was new and top 40, and it floored me. I became obsessed with it, and I even added the song to setlists and other musical activities of mine after hearing John's take on it, and then rediscovering and revisiting Bowie's original (with Nile Rodgers' expert production). It became one of my favorites, hands down. Check out John's performance(s) if you can.

Cheers for the Bowie reference! An underrated masterpiece from Bowie.

I've been using that quote for years. It followed me here from the old Capitol Board. I briefly used another signature but now this one's back for good.

John F certainly nails it. Wow! (I dug out the Amsterdam and Paris performances.) It adds a whole new dimension to the song. I didn't know JF had worked with so many different artists. Thanks for the heads up.
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