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Offline BrandonK

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« Reply #125: March 23, 2016, 11:19:06 AM »
Lost another great one this morning. RIP Phife Dawg!


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« Reply #126: March 23, 2016, 04:08:47 PM »
He is who I think of whenever I remember watching baseball when I was younger. 
RIP Joe Garagiola. 

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/03/23/baseball-and-broadcast-legend-joe-garagiola-dies-at-90/

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« Reply #127: March 23, 2016, 04:13:07 PM »
He is who I think of whenever I remember watching baseball when I was younger. 
RIP Joe Garagiola. 

http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/03/23/baseball-and-broadcast-legend-joe-garagiola-dies-at-90/

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« Reply #128: March 23, 2016, 04:22:10 PM »
Man, you are young.
Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola on the game of the week. Joe was really all over the TV on various shows during the 70s. Funny guy.

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« Reply #129: March 23, 2016, 04:24:05 PM »
Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola on the game of the week. Joe was really all over the TV on various shows during the 70s. Funny guy.

He had to be funny.    He played for the Pirates.    :)

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« Reply #133: March 24, 2016, 06:10:59 PM »
that sucks.  Aside from the Larry Sanders show, he had one of my all-time favorite jokes:

"I took this woman out on a date and to impress her I ordered the entire meal in French"

"The waiter responded, "what you say?" (with Shandling impersonating the waiter having a thick Chinese accent).

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« Reply #134: March 28, 2016, 10:03:15 PM »
Jim Harrison, author/poet, "Legends of the Fall" and such.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-july-dec09-jimharrison_07-09/

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« Reply #135: March 29, 2016, 10:21:42 AM »
I picked up "Dalva" and couldn't put it down.  That guy was a word wizard.
Jim Harrison, author/poet, "Legends of the Fall" and such.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-july-dec09-jimharrison_07-09/

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« Reply #137: March 29, 2016, 01:04:36 PM »
Actress Patty Duke has died at the age of 69. http://wtop.com/movies/2016/03/oscar-winning-actress-patty-duke-dies-at-69/
Saw that. Would have guessed she was older but suppose that is because she started being on TV when a teen.

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« Reply #138: March 29, 2016, 01:19:44 PM »
Saw that. Would have guessed she was older but suppose that is because she started being on TV when a teen.

"Sepsis from a ruptured intestine." 

I thought she was older too.   I always got her and Hayley Mills mixed up.

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« Reply #139: March 29, 2016, 02:15:09 PM »
Her show and "That Girl" were always on in reruns on the New York station when I was sick and had to stay home from school, she and Marlo Thomas feel like part of my childhood :(

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« Reply #140: March 31, 2016, 11:12:02 AM »
Actress Patty Duke has died at the age of 69. http://wtop.com/movies/2016/03/oscar-winning-actress-patty-duke-dies-at-69/

One thing about Patty Duke that has largely gone unmentioned - the Post obituary yesterday didn't even mention it - is that besides everything else she did she was also a singer; 'Please Don't Just Stand There' and 'Whenever She Holds You' were single releases (United Artists records) back in 1966 (both got considerable airplay on local stations hereabouts, even if they may not have become major national hits). She had a decent if not utterly memorable singing voice, reminiscent of the likes of Shelley Fabares.


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« Reply #143: April 06, 2016, 08:02:31 PM »
Just saw that.    I wasn't/am not a country fan but like country's "outlaws".

Unlike most of them, he was legit.  Real stories to tell based on his own life experiences.  What did he have, something like 31 #1 country hits?  Defined (along with Buck Owens) the Bakersfield sound when Nashville was all slicked up and over produced.  He was a great artist, great voice, compelling music.  He said that Okie from Muskogee was satirical. 

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« Reply #144: April 06, 2016, 08:03:26 PM »
Unlike most of them, he was legit.  Real stories to tell based on his own life experiences.  What did he have, something like 31 #1 country hits?  Defined (along with Buck Owens) the Bakersfield sound when Nashville was all slicked up and over produced.  He was a great artist, great voice, compelling music.  He said that Okie from Muskogee was satirical. 

He did time in a real big house.

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« Reply #145: April 06, 2016, 08:06:27 PM »
He did time in a real big house.

Well, he kind of had it coming to him.  Momma tried, however.

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« Reply #146: April 06, 2016, 08:50:47 PM »
Well, he kind of had it coming to him.  Momma tried, however.

I see what you did there.    :)

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« Reply #147: April 06, 2016, 09:36:58 PM »
... Defined (along with Buck Owens) the Bakersfield sound when Nashville was all slicked up and over produced...

I am not a country music fan, but thanks to the Country Music Hall of Fame I totally understand what you're saying about Bakersfield v Nashville sound. Hubby had a conference in Nashville several years ago and I did the spousal tagalong. With nothing to do one day, I hit the Hall.  It was wonderful - one of the best museums I've ever been to. It was incredibly well done, and really gave me an appreciation for one of our native folk musics.  I still am not a country music fan, but thanks to that museum, I have a profound appreciation for its place as part of our culture. It was so good that the next day I convinced hubby to blow off his afternoon sessions to go there with me. And I got even more out of it the second time around.

It even described how the blues and early country music had the same roots in early US music, but with the rise of post Civil War segregation, including the segregation of music played by early radio stations, the blues split off one way and country music went another way. Fascinating.

If you're ever in Nashville, go to the Country Music Hall of Fame, whether you're a fan or not.  It's absolutely worth visiting.

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« Reply #148: April 06, 2016, 09:38:29 PM »
I see what you did there.    :)

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« Reply #149: April 06, 2016, 10:16:45 PM »
I am not a country music fan, but thanks to the Country Music Hall of Fame I totally understand what you're saying about Bakersfield v Nashville sound. Hubby had a conference in Nashville several years ago and I did the spousal tagalong.
Unlike most of them, he was legit.  Real stories to tell based on his own life experiences.  What did he have, something like 31 #1 country hits?  Defined (along with Buck Owens) the Bakersfield sound when Nashville was all slicked up and over produced.  He was a great artist, great voice, compelling music.  He said that Okie from Muskogee was satirical. 

Kinda like the difference between the Memphis and Motown sounds in R & B.