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Postby Indyrod on Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:38 pm

The most beautiful version and performance IMO of the Star-Spangled Banner was by Marvin Gaye, at the 1983 NBA All Star game. I remember watching the game, and almost knocked out of my chair when I heard Marvin's soulful rendition of the American National Anthem. That's my thought for today, an occasion I'll never forget.

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Marvin Gaye's Performance.
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Postby Indyrod on Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:30 pm

Good luck to my Colts today against an excellent team, New England. I know there are taunts here directed at me into doing something concerning the game, but I do not, absolutely do not do anything in my mind that predicts the outcome of the game. I am a little superstitious, so I'm not running away, just not participating. :?
Everyone thinks I'm psychotic, except for my friends deep inside the earth.

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Postby Indyrod on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:17 am

Go Colts, Superbowl Champions


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Postby Indyrod on Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:28 pm

My fucking birthday today... :? Not sure if I'm running out of time, or time is running out on me. Guess I'll find out if I have another one next year. :cry:
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Postby Indyrod on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:47 pm

go away, don't concern yourself...

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just doing a little bookkeeping...
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Postby Indyrod on Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:29 pm

Fantastic news... The PBS Doo Wop broadcasts have been so popular, that they are going on a National tour. The tour stops in Indy at the same venue I recently saw "The Australian Pink Floyd Show" AND "John Fogerty", and back in 2001, King Crimson. I know, who gives a fuck, but to me, this is like a dream come true of concerts. It's called the "Ultimate Doo Wop Show", with the original artists that can still perform.

Here's a sample of the hype at one of the venues..

THE ULTIMATE DOO-WOP SHOW
The recent record-breaking PBS-TV music specials, “50 Years of Doo-Wop” were so well received that it created a new showcase and new audiences for veteran Doo-Wop artists, resulting in additional PBS-TV specials. Now these 10 original artists, whose combined sales number over 70 million records, are back on the road performing live, treating 50-something concertgoers to the songs they danced to at sock hops, while allowing younger audiences to discover that Doo-Wop is feel-good music no matter what your age. This music is like a first love that no one ever forgets.

An impressive list of those original artists will be part of THE ULTIMATE DOO-WOP SHOW, heading to Omaha’s celebrated Orpheum Theater, for one song-filled concert. This stellar “Ultimate Doo-Wop” lineup consists of:

• Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, CHARLIE THOMAS & THE DRIFTERS (On Broadway, There Goes My Baby, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment)
• THE FLEETWOODS featuring Gary Troxel (Mr. Blue, Confidential, Come Softly)
• THE MARCELS (Blue Moon, Heartaches, Somewhere over the Rainbow)
• BARBARA LYNN (You’ll Lose a Good Thing)
• THE ELDORADOS (Crazy Little Mama, Bim Bam Boom)
• THE SHADES OF BLUE (Oh How Happy)
• THE MAGNIFICENTS featuring Johnny Keyes (Up on a Mountain, Caddy Bo)

Also a rare appearance by the legendary, DALE HAWKINS (Suzy Q, A House, a Car, and a Wedding Ring), plus the swingin’ hipsters, THE BLUE SUEDE ORCHESTRA (The Walk).

A once in a lifetime concert – you doo not want to miss!


also...

THE ULTIMATE DOO- WOP SHOW
SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL
Portland, OR
Friday, November 16, 2007
8:00 PM

Starring Live:

From the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
THE FLAMINGOS featuring Terry Johnson
Golden Tear Drops, I’ll Be Home, Lovers Never Say Goodbye, Time Was

GENE CHANDLER
Duke of Earl, Rainbow, Groovy Situation

Jimmy Beaumont & THE SKYLINERS
Since I Don’t Have You, Pennies from Heaven, This I Swear

THE CONTOURS
Do You Love Me?, Shake Sherry, First I Look at the Purse

THE CRYSTALS
Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, He’s a Rebel, Uptown

THE FLEETWOODS featuring Gary Troxel
Come Softly to Me, Mr. Blue, Run Around, Confidential

KATHY YOUNG
A Thousand Stars, Honest I Do

THE RAMA LAMA BIG BAND
Harlem Nocturne
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The Fabulous Fox Theatre
St. Louis, MO
Saturday, November 17, 2007

Starring Live:
From the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

From the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
Charlie Thomas & the Drifters
On Broadway, There Goes my Baby, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment

From the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
The Flamingos, featuring Terry Johnson
I only have Eyes for You, Lovers Never Say Goodbye, I’ll be Home

Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners
Since I Don’t Have You, This I Swear, Pennies From Heaven

The Crystals
He’s a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, Uptown

A rare appearance by the legendary
Jack Scott
What in the World’s Come Over You, Goodbye Baby, Burning Bridges, My True Love

The Reflections
Just Like Romeo & Juliet

The Shades of Blue
Oh How Happy

The Eldorados
At My Front Door, Bim Bam Boom

The Swingin’ Hipsters
The Flat Cats
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Friday, December 7, 2007
Majestic Theatre
8:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO, TX

Seven Artists
Over 50 million records sold!

Starring Live:

From the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
THE FLAMINGOS featuring TERRY JOHNSON
Golden Tear Drops, I’ll be Home, Lovers Never Say Goodbye, Time Was

THE CONTOURS featuring Sylvester Potts
Do You Love Me (Now that I can Dance?), First I Look at the Purse, Shake Sherry

THE ORIGINAL SPANIELS with a Tribute to James “Pookie” Hudson
Goodnight Sweetheart, Baby It’s You, Stormy Weather, Bells Ring Out

BARBARA LEWIS
Hello Stranger, Be My Baby, Make Me Your Baby

KATHY YOUNG
A Thousand Stars

THE EDSELS
Ram A Lama Ding Dong

THE PENTAGONS/JOE JONES
To Be Loved

DADDY G & THE CHURCH STREET FIVE
A Night with Daddy G, C.C. Rider

THE MOONLITES
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Click poster to enlarge THE ULTIMATE DOO-WOP SHOW
Friday, December 7, 2007
OMAHA, NE

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Postby Indyrod on Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:11 pm

Forget that last post, the damn show was cancelled... :cry:
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Postby Indyrod on Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:36 pm

RIP George Carlin

George Carlin Dead at Age 71
June 23, 2008, 2:44 AM EST
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carlin constantly pushed the envelope with his jokes, particularly with the "Seven Words" routine. When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace.

When the words were played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a Supreme Court ruling in 1978 upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language.

"So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I'm perversely kind of proud of," he told The Associated Press earlier this year.

He produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a couple of TV shows and appeared in several movies. Carlin hosted the first broadcast of "Saturday Night Live" and noted on his Web site that he was "loaded on cocaine all week long."

He won four Grammy Awards, each for best spoken comedy album, and was nominated for five Emmy awards. On Tuesday, it was announced that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

When asked about the fallout from the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction," Carlin told the AP, "What are we, surprised?"

"There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body," he said. "It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."

Carlin was born May 12, 1937 and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, raised by a single mother. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, he joined the Air Force in 1954. He received three court-martials and numerous disciplinary punishments, according to his official Web site.

While in the Air Force he started working as an off-base disc jockey at a radio station in Shreveport, La., and after receiving a general discharge in 1957, took an announcing job at WEZE in Boston.

"Fired after three months for driving mobile news van to New York to buy pot," his Web site says.

From there he went on to a job on the night shift as a deejay at a radio station in Forth Worth, Texas. Carlin also worked variety of temporary jobs including a carnival organist and a marketing director for a peanut brittle.

In 1960, he left with a Texas radio buddy, Jack Burns, for Hollywood to pursue a nightclub career as comedy team Burns & Carlin. He left with $300, but his first break came just months later when the duo appeared on the Tonight Show with Jack Paar. r Carlin said he hoped to would emulate his childhood hero, Danny Kaye, the kindly, rubber-faced comedian who ruled over the decade that Carlin grew up in — the 1950s — with a clever but gentle humor reflective of its times.

Only problem was, it didn't work for him.

"I was doing superficial comedy entertaining people who didn't really care: Businessmen, people in nightclubs, conservative people. And I had been doing that for the better part of 10 years when it finally dawned on me that I was in the wrong place doing the wrong things for the wrong people," Carlin reflected recently as he prepared for his 14th HBO special, "It's Bad For Ya."

Carlin's first wife, Brenda, died in 1997. He is survived by wife Sally Wade; daughter Kelly Carlin McCall; son-in-law Bob McCall; brother Patrick Carlin; and sister-in-law Marlene Carlin.
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Postby Indyrod on Fri May 15, 2009 6:16 pm

Here's Darren, on one of his better daze... :mrgreen:


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