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Picked up the "Moving Pictures" remaster today. Wow does it sound good! Thicker, a bit meatier on Ged's stuff, but just sounds better. To me anywho.
(04-06-2011 09:36 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]I always think of Sweden when I hear "Sail Away" because when I was there one time for business, the company was using that song for their displays. Good memories!

Ooyeah! Travel-related tuneage! I gotta story... In January '98 a guy I worked with walked up and said "You'll never believe what I just did - I got a round-trip ticket from Portland to Paris for $350." I asked for his travel agent and got a ticket for the same price on the same flight and tagged along. We were only there for five days, but for a North Dakota farmboy, born & raised, it was like stepping onto an alien world.

Anyhoo, I turned on the tube in the hotel to see what Parisians were watching, and after cracking up to French cartoons for awhile (all cartoon villains, regardless of nationality, have S-curve moustaches and start every sentence with the word "SO-o-o-o-o" - in this case "ALOR-r-r-r-s,) I channel-flipped to a music vid program and about dropped the remote. Here was this stunning woman singing a song that sounded like it originated on some world of impossible beauty, maybe orbiting Centauri Prime or something, and I just stood there bug-eyed, and maybe with my tongue hanging out. It was the vid for jazz/pop singer Patricia Kaas' song "Les Lignes De Nos Mains," (I recommend turning it to "11" before clicking.) For understandable reasons I spaced out writing down the data, had no clue who it was or what the title was (I thought she was singing about Vouvray - Tongue) and had to spend the last night there watching TV and waiting for it to come back on. It did. Big Grin

I dreamed of blondes in purple cowboy hats for months after that, and roughly 18 months later found myself standing face to face with Kaas, shaking her hand whilst my sneakers melted to the floor.... Heart Life is a strange & wonderful adventure sometimes.

There's also a food tie-in, and I'm not making it up, 'swear: That song will always remind me of standing on a Parisian street in a light misty drizzle, munching on an exquisite ham sandwich - because that was what my bud & I were doing just a few minutes after we touched down in the hotel and I heard the song.

We walked past a hole-in-the-wall deli, ducked in and ordered, expecting some quick & simple grub, and the flavor...!! It could only be described as a saporal orgasm. And this is just a ham and cheese sandwich, mind you.

Them French people are serious about their food. They will also stare at you like you're crazy if you stand around on the sidewalk eating.

To my added delight, I later found the song's lyrics to be a nifty little statement with some edifying and valid philosophy in it - blowing away determinism with some simple volition. Did I mention I love this lady? I love this lady.

Sorry, I rave...

'Yielding the soapbox to:
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(04-06-2011 08:01 PM)boomer Wrote: [ -> ]Picked up the "Moving Pictures" remaster today. Wow does it sound good! Thicker, a bit meatier on Ged's stuff, but just sounds better. To me anywho.

I picked it up myself, however I haven't had a chance to listen to it Sad I will have it cranked up on Saturday Big Grin
(04-06-2011 09:22 PM)SpaceCadet Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-06-2011 09:36 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ]I always think of Sweden when I hear "Sail Away" because when I was there one time for business, the company was using that song for their displays. Good memories!

Ooyeah! Travel-related tuneage! I gotta story... In January '98 a guy I worked with walked up and said "You'll never believe what I just did - I got a round-trip ticket from Portland to Paris for $350." I asked for his travel agent and got a ticket for the same price on the same flight and tagged along. We were only there for five days, but for a North Dakota farmboy, born & raised, it was like stepping onto an alien world.

Anyhoo, I turned on the tube in the hotel to see what Parisians were watching, and after cracking up to French cartoons for awhile (all cartoon villains, regardless of nationality, have S-curve moustaches and start every sentence with the word "SO-o-o-o-o" - in this case "ALOR-r-r-r-s,) I channel-flipped to a music vid program and about dropped the remote. Here was this stunning woman singing a song that sounded like it originated on some world of impossible beauty, maybe orbiting Centauri Prime or something, and I just stood there bug-eyed, and maybe with my tongue hanging out. It was the vid for jazz/pop singer Patricia Kaas' song "Les Lignes De Nos Mains," (I recommend turning it to "11" before clicking.) For understandable reasons I spaced out writing down the data, had no clue who it was or what the title was (I thought she was singing about Vouvray - Tongue) and had to spend the last night there watching TV and waiting for it to come back on. It did. Big Grin

I dreamed of blondes in purple cowboy hats for months after that, and roughly 18 months later found myself standing face to face with Kaas, shaking her hand whilst my sneakers melted to the floor.... Heart Life is a strange & wonderful adventure sometimes.

There's also a food tie-in, and I'm not making it up, 'swear: That song will always remind me of standing on a Parisian street in a light misty drizzle, munching on an exquisite ham sandwich - because that was what my bud & I were doing just a few minutes after we touched down in the hotel and I heard the song.

We walked past a hole-in-the-wall deli, ducked in and ordered, expecting some quick & simple grub, and the flavor...!! It could only be described as a saporal orgasm. And this is just a ham and cheese sandwich, mind you.

Them French people are serious about their food. They will also stare at you like you're crazy if you stand around on the sidewalk eating.

To my added delight, I later found the song's lyrics to be a nifty little statement with some edifying and valid philosophy in it - blowing away determinism with some simple volition. Did I mention I love this lady? I love this lady.

Sorry, I rave...

'Yielding the soapbox to:
.

I love the story! And I enjoyed the music.
The combination of music, food, and a new culture can be magical.
Thanks!
Went to Bethesda today(second hand store) and found some CDs. A Show Of Hands(funny the only CD not in our collection) and Stevie Ray Vaughn -- In Step, so that's what's playing now.
(04-07-2011 01:55 PM)2Beers Wrote: [ -> ]Went to Bethesda today(second hand store) and found some CDs. A Show Of Hands(funny the only CD not in our collection) and Stevie Ray Vaughn -- In Step, so that's what's playing now.

We also have a Bethesda store in our town. Aren't thrift stores fun? We like to stop in every so often. I haven't had much luck there with CD's though, last good one I found was U2's Joshua Tree. I always look over in the electronics section to see if there's any good vintage audio equipment (that's where I found my Large Advent speakers). Then I'll say something to Lori like, "Hey look over here, check out all these prom dresses from the 80's, wanna try one on? Looks like they got your size!" She just rolls her eyes and sighs. Huh
Quote:She just rolls her eyes

As Phil Lynott says......She looked at me and she rolled her eyes, and said, I`ll do it all.......Cos I`m a rocker.......
An old girlfriend tracked me down on Facebook last night. Normally, I don't respond to "friend requests". Kids from the paintball field hit me up all the time after I teach them to be more effective killers and such, but I use it to keep track of my daughters.

A girl I dated all through junior high and after graduation spotted me, sending the message: "Just wanted to say hi. My God Michael - you are still a hottie!!"
Now - I ask you... fellas... how could I not at LEAST say thanks???
Every female reading this right now is saying: "Oh no you didn't."
Completely innocent, trust me. Cujo knows she is my sweetie.

Anyhoo - I started thinking about all of the music (which I equate with every moment of my life), and realized that even when I was still in school (gradgitatted in 79') that "All The World's A Stage" was the most incredibly influential work that I had discovered. "2112" was worn completely out... twice, as was ATWAS. Amazing that something that had so much meaning - so many years ago, still has the same emotions and drama and love and heartache and... dammit... <sniffle>
Boomer, pour me a Mac 12 will ya mate? make it four fingers tall.
No prob man! after those kind of things - I might need one or two for meself!
It's a nice sunny Saturday afternoon, reputedly The End Of The World - Rolleyes - and I'm listening to what has to be the King Of All Sleeper Gems, "Bliss of a Madman" by Magic Box.

It's a one-off 2003 all-instrumental disc where guitarist Steve Denny and drummer Tom Maxwell basically walked into a studio and created twelve tracks of pure magic. Think: Early Pink Floyd, or maybe the soundtrack to the greatest movie never made... A fellow guitar-slingin' buddy turned me onto this disc a few years ago and I will be forever grateful - hopefully I can extend the favor geometrically.

There's a very quiet passage toward the end of the seventh track, "Bolero Meets Andalusia," where there's a ship's horn or foghorn that sounds at a frequency so low I didn't notice it at home. One day I was driving around Burbank with the disc playing at a suitable volume (read: as loud as possible short of clipping,) and while I sat at a red light that horn blew. The whole car started shaking and I just freaked out - I thought it was an earthquake before I realized what was going on. Then I was laughing until my face hurt. Amazing stuff.
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