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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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BORN TODAY: Joel Bennett and Chris Pritchett (1970); Steve Phoenix (1968); Dave Cochrane and Francisco Oliveras (1963); Rafael Santana (1958); Ted Power (1955); Mike Rowland (1953); Bob Apodaca (1950); Mark Ballinger, Fred Kendall and Jim Willoughby (1949); Nolan Ryan (1947); Hank Aguirre and Ernie Banks (1931); Duke Maas (1929); Tom Alston (1926); Ken Gables and Jackie Robinson (1919); Jerry McQuaig (1912); Don Songer (1900); Webb Schultz (1898); Pinky Hargrave and Charlie Robertson (1896); George Burns (1893); Tim Hendryx and Tex McDonald (1891); Carl Ray (1889); Rip Williams (1882); Patsy Flaherty (1866); Bob Ferguson (1845) DIED TODAY: Harry Chiti (2002); Sam Gibson (1983); John Dowd (1981); Ed Head (1980); Steve Yerkes (1971); Pat Donahue (1966); Ossie Vitt (1963); Buck Weaver (1956); Johnny Kling (1947); Ed Phelps (1942); Charlie Chech (1938); Beany Jacobson (1933); Lou Bierbauer (1926); Pete O'Brien (1917) shares.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Phil and Marty

Happy Birthday Marty Balin and Phil Collins, My Top Five(s) Favorites:

Marty Balin -
1. Anything from Surrealistic Pillow
2. It's No Secret
3. Come Up The Years
4. Blues From An Airplane
5. Volunteers

Phil Collins -
1. For Absent Friends - Genesis
2. More Fool Me - Genesis
3. Voyage Of The Acolyte - Steve Hackett (Album)
4. The Geese And The Ghost - Anthony Phillips (Album)
5. Counterpoint - Argent (Album)


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Wolfgang! (mostly)

Friday, Janary 27th is Mozart's Birthday. In his honor, classic music references in modern music:

1-Rock Me Amadeus
2-Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
3-I Hear A Symphony-The Supremes
5- Suite Judy Blue Eyes-CSN

I am including Band Names and Album Titles. By the way today is Barbara's 50th Birthday!:

1. The Bull Movement, a Symphony in C- by Johann Amadeus Majetsky (Firesign Theatre)
2. 10538 Overture - ELO
3. Concerto for a Rainy Day - ELO
4. Cellophane Symphony - Tommy James and the Shondells
5. Symphonic Slam (A Canadian band whose 'hit" was a song called "Modane Train")


Happy Birthday Barbara:

1-Little Sister-Ry Cooder, Elvis

2-Right on Sister -Tom Robinson Band

3-Little Sister-Lou Reed

4-Dance Little Sister-Rolling Stones

5-Drivin' Sister-Mott The Hoople

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It's 37 degrees with partly cloudy skies outside our virtual newsroom at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Here's the latest from archive currently features 27,455 full-text pages of baseball history.

Today's Milestones

BORN TODAY: Scott Kazmir (1984); Mike Glavine (1973); Cory Bailey (1971); Ross Powell (1968); Rob Dibble (1964); Tim Barrett (1961); Neil Allen and Atlee Hammaker (1958); Ted Cox (1955); Tim Jones (1954); Tim Stoddard (1953); John Scott (1952); Ron Dunn (1950); Dick Stigman (1936); John Briggs (1934); Ernie Oravetz (1932); Danny Doyle and Walt Judnich (1917); Clem Dreisewerd (1916); Johnny Dickshot (1910); Mickey Finn (1904); Clay Touchstone (1903); Curly Ogden and Flint Rhem (1901); Cliff Heathcote and Jim Lindsey (1898); Pinch Thomas (1888); Dave Brain (1879); Bunk Congalton (1875); Whitey Guese (1872)

DIED TODAY: John Boozer (1986); Bill Moore (1984); Ben Shields (1982); Hal McKain (1970); Tom Zachary (1969); Ralph Young (1965); Russ Ford (1960); Admiral Schlei (1958); Monte Beville (1955); Angel Aragon (1952); Tommy Bond (1941); Jim Mullin (1925)

6 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 2000):Yankee prospect D'Angelo Jimenez suffers a broken neck when a car he is driving in the Dominican Republic collides with a bus. Jimenez is not paralyzed but will miss the 2000 season. He figured to be the Yankee reserve infielder, taking over the role that Luis Sojo, now with the Pirates, filled last season.

8 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1998):Minor league 1B Doug Blosser is killed in an automobile accident in Sarasota, Florida.

6 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1980):Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon head a group of investors which purchases the New York Mets for a reported $21.1 million, the highest price paid to date for a ML baseball franchise. Doubleday, whose publishing company supplied 80 percent of the purchase price, will serve as chairman of the board, while Wilpon, a former teammate of Sandy Koufax's at Brooklyn's Lafayette High School, will be president and chief operating officer.

33 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1973):Warren Spahn is elected to the Hall of Fame in his first try on the BBWAA ballot, receiving 316 of 380 votes

44 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1962):The Southern Association, which lost New Orleans and Memphis in the last two years and with attendance lagging, suspends operation.

45 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1961):The A's trade outfielders Whitey Herzog and Russ Snyder to the Orioles for IF Wayne Causey, P Jim Archer, OF Bob Boyd, and OF Al Pilarcik. Boyd, with the Orioles since 1956, leaves with a .301 average with the Birds, a team career mark that won't be topped this century

56 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1950):Jackie Robinson signs a contract for $35,000, reportedly making him the highest paid Brooklyn player in history.

67 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1939):George Sisler, Eddie Collins, and Willie Keeler are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.

84 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1922):Brooklyn buys SS Sam Crane from Cincinnati. He will play in three games and later be convicted of murder. He will be visited in prison by Connie Mack, who works for his parole and gives him a job

91 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1915):In a retreat from the FL competition, the Baltimore Orioles of the International League move to Richmond, VA. With the demise of the FL, the Orioles will return to Baltimore

93 YEARS AGO TODAY (January 24, 1913):In a story in the New York Times, Detroit Tiger President Frank Navin blames the length of the games on the "coachers boxes." Navin, reacting to American League President Ban Johnson's complaint that too many games the previous season had taken two hours to play, says the boxes should be moved back so that the catcher can give the pitcher his signals more quickly. From where they are now, he said, the coaching players can detect the catcher's signals unless he takes a lot of time to hide them. Navin said this slow signalling is the reason for the longer games (as noted by Lyle Spatz )

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Eric Stewart.

Happy Birthday to Eric Stewart of 10CC Fame.

In honor of Eric Stewart's Birthday, My Top Five Favorites:

1. Feel The Benefit, Pts. 1, 2 and 3
2. I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor (Brilliantly, the lyrics are the chords to the song)
3. I'm Mandy, Fly Me (Seemingly silly but on closer inspection of the lyrics...)
4. Flying Junk (One of the best songs about a drug dealer)
1-4: 10CC
5. (A) Groovy Kind Of Love - Mindbenders (Wouldn't you agree?...)

10CC Top Five:

Top Five 10 CC ( some question on songwriting credit(s) )
1-Rubber Bullets - 2 -Life is a Minestrone 3- Good Morning Judge 4- Dreadlock Holiday 5- I'm Not In Love


Thursday, January 19, 2006

In Memory of Wilson Pickett

1- In The Midnight Hour
2-Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
3-Land of a Thousand Dances
4-Mustang Sally
5-634-5789 (Soulsville USA)

Can't forget Funky Broadway.

Wilson Pickett, 3/18/41-1/19/06.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Happy Birthday to 'ya.

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’

1-Dream Weaver-Gary Wright
2-A Dream Goes On Forever-Todd Rundgren
3-#9 Dream-John Lennon
4-All I Got to do is Dream-Everly Brothers

I will digress slightly and list songs for Dr. King:

1. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion
2. Martin Luther King's Dream - Strawbs
3. Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
4. Hymn To Martin Luther King - Long John Baldry

"It Seems The Good, They Die Young..."


I knew I had one more for my fifth but for some reason could not remember Pride in the Name of Love-U2.
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: Dream
I was thinking of doing that instead, but, had only three songs came to mind. ( Happy Birthday-Stevie Wonder, Pride in the Name of Love-U2, Abraham,Martin and John-Dion)


*Honorable Dream Mentions:

1-Dream Police-Cheap Trick
2-Dream Baby-Roy Orbison
3-Dreams-Fleetwood Mac

Dreams: Fleetwood Mac
Dreams: the Cranberries
Dreaming: Blondie
If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley
On the Threshold of a Dream: the Moody Blues - one of my all time favorite albums.
These Dreams: Heart
Dreamboat Annie: Heart
Sweet Dreams: Roy Orbison

And two by that brilliant singer .... drum roll ....

Dreams Never Dreamt: Rob Watson
Daydreaming All Night Long: Rob Watson

Saturday, January 14, 2006

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Beat-up little seagull On a marble stair Tryin' to find the ocean Lookin' everywhere Hard times in the city In a hard town by the sea Ain't nowhere to run to There ain't nothin' here for free Hooker on the corner Waitin' for a train Drunk lyin' on the sidewalk Sleepin' in the rain And they hide their faces And they hide their eyes'cause the city's dyin' And they don't know why

Oh, baltimore Man, it's hard just to live Oh, baltimore Man, it's hard just to live, just to live Get my sister sandy And my little brother ray Buy a big old wagon Gonna haul us all away Livin' in the country Where the mountain's high Never comin' back here'til the day i die Oh, baltimore Man, it's hard just to live Oh, baltimore Man, it's hard just to live, just to live

Words and Music: Randy Newman


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Friday, January 13, 2006

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Jan 10th Birthdays

honor of Shawn Colvin's, Donald Fagen's and Rod Stewart's Birthdays, a Top Five Favorites (of sorts):

1. Shawn Colvin - I Don't Know Why
2. Donald Fagen - A. I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year) (Solo) B. Dr. Wu - Steely Dan
3. Rod Stewart - A. You Wear It Well (Solo) B. Stay With Me - Faces

Monday, January 09, 2006

Looks a little like Jimmy Page

On Jimmy Page's Birthday, Top Five Favorites (Composer or Musician):

1. Dazed and Confused - Yardbirds
2. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - Yardbirds
3. Hurdy-Gurdy Man - Donovan
4. Good Times, Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
5. The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bowie Birthday

Come Now Number Six, take yourself away from your TVC15, it's someone else's birthday today as well.

2-Sound & Vision
3-China Girl
4-Ashes to Ashes
5-Ziggy Stardust


Under Pressure
Rebel Rebel
Golden Years


Elvis +

Elvis would've been (is?) 71, Soupy Sales is 80!, Little Anthony is 65, Robbir Kreiger is 60 and David Bowie is 59. It would take too long to do a Top Five Favorite for each, so my Favorite for each:

1. His Latest Flame (Marie's The Name) - Elvis
2. The Mouse - Soupy Sales
3. I'm On The Outside (Looking In) - Little Anthony And The Imperials
4. Light My Fire - Doors
5. Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

For (five) Elvis on his birthday:

1-Don't Be Cruel
2-Jailhouse Rock
3-All Shook Up
4-Suspicious Minds
5-Burning Love


An Elvis top 5 is rough:

That's All Right (Mama)
Good Rockin Tonight
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
Big Hunk of Love
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Hard Headed Woman
All Shook Up
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Suspicious Minds
Shake Rattle and Roll
Rip It Up

Elvis is hardly known for Shake Rattle and Roll, but he has the best version I ever had. Unlike Bill Haley, he retained the grittiness of the original, but like Bill Haley he rocked it up. After hearing Elvis sing it, there was no point in even listening to anyone else.

Rip It Up is another great song is Elvis is not known for, but I think he did a great job singing it.


Saturday, January 07, 2006

Grasshopper, you can ride from here to Baltimore-Towson and back, all you want, but, unless you lie like a bastard and believe in your own bullshit, you'll only be offered that which you've already done... Go file something, grasshopper, How's that toilet bowl coming ? I sense a Pretzel and Chocolate Chip cookie by my feet.... Oif der tir fun derfolg iz ongeshriben "shtup" un "tsi."

You're bound to run out of fuck you money sometime, grasshopper ?

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In honor of Syd Barrett's 60th Birthday, My Top Five (of his tenure with Pink Floyd) Favorites:
1. See Emily Play
2. Interstellar Overdrive
3. Astronomy Domine
4. Arnold Layne
5. Candy And A Currant Bun


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Turkey Cranberry Salad ?

Turkey Cranberry Salad and a Diet Coke, just where do you think you are ?

Not for nothin' get a load of Mr. Challah Bread French Toast over there, with the plastic bag and today's Times.

Stop with the Cyber-Con X-tion or whatever, you're talkin' crazy, ain't nobody gonna be hangin' out all day anywhere but here.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Still(s) Friends

Happy Birthday, Stephen Stills, born, 1/3/45, John Paul Jones, born, 1/3/46 and George Martin, born, 1/3/26 .
Mit shnai ken men nit machen gomolkes?
Leave us not forget Sir George Martin (who turned 80!)(as I listen to Rubber Soul), John Paul Jones and Van Dyke Parks!
Below is my list of Masterpiece Albums (not to be confused with Masterpiece Theatre) for each:

1. Sir George Martin - Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. John Paul Jones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
3. Stephen Stills - Crosby, Stills and Nash
4. Van Dyke Parks - Smile
As for Stills, one album I would've like to have heard (my idea, I've never read this anywhere) is what I would've called "Three Ste(ph)vens From Texas, A Blues Extravaganza" with Miller, Vaughn and Stills...

Here a few I like.

Love the One You're With
Wooden Ships
Carry On
Suite:Judy Blue Eyes
For What It's Worth
Rock and Roll Woman
Find the Cost of Freedom


Stephen Stills is a very talented musician. From the Springfield (1966) through CSN(Y) (1970) or so he was excellent. Unfortunately, with the exception of the occasional tune here or there his creativity dried up, partially due to getting into cocaine.
Hung upside Down, Sit Down, I think I love you, Bluebird.

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