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sleepy 02-18-2015 05:34 PM

How Do You Like Petula Clark, and other Ladies Who Sing?
 
I woke up this morning thinking about Petula Clark.
Is she all but forgotten now?
Your thoughts, and add your own favorite female singers.

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Ike Savage 02-18-2015 06:26 PM

great voice, nice song, has not aged well down my way.
used in an off-broadway play i reckon it could still slay,
but my guess is that few people listen to this today.

LeeVanCleef 02-18-2015 08:23 PM

You're off your nut! You're out of your brain!
They played it on Lost.
It can still sustain!

Although, for me, Pet has always been not-quite-Dusty-Springfield. There was a certain low point in my life a few years back when I listened to this nearly every day. Man, does it do the trick! Especially in comparison to Dionne Warwick's elevator-music version that was released with The Thomas Crown Affair. But you'll have to look that one up yourself. I don't want to dirty up my post with it.

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Coil_Smoke 02-18-2015 10:48 PM

Spanning The decades in my Mind '65>'85
 
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I still play Petula Clark's 'Downtown' Then I follow up with Til Tuesday's '(Even Downtown) Voices Cary' . With Aimee Mann's haunting and powerfull voice and those 'Garry Newman' sounding keyboards. The attached Mp3 is free of the male narrative in the vidi and is actually free in general.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Til_Tuesday

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LeeVanCleef 02-19-2015 02:42 AM

Wow! Talk about a Throwback Thursday! I'm pretty sure Aimee Mann and I went to the same hair stylist in the mid- '80s! The logical next step is to go back in time through the future! Or something like that. This group is called The Like. Their (apparently) last album released a few years back showed what would have happened if a '60s girl group morphed with a garage band.

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sleepy 02-19-2015 03:32 AM

I like it. :)

pinballdaveh 02-19-2015 12:02 PM

to leave LULU off the list would be a in-justice. her to sir with love will always be one of my favs. one of the earliest movie sound tracks that i know of. female singers of that era were huge juke box hits. i think because the parents of the children liked the songs as well. good clean songs, great tunes , unlike some of the female singers of today.

LeeVanCleef 02-19-2015 01:48 PM

You got it, PD! Are those scenes from the movie they're showing in the clip? Because it's been about 35 years since I've seen it.

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sleepy 02-19-2015 03:02 PM

Yes. Those are stills from the movie. I saw it at The Cornell Theater in '68.
I liked Lulu, but I had a crush on Judy Geeson. Under the velvetine-carpeted high vaulted ceiling of The Cornell. She also played the psychotic daughter of Joan Crawford in the movie, "Berserk". Remember the musical number from that horror film, sung by the freaks?
"And it might be me!". Beware!

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

I remember the hood in "To Sir, With Love". He looked like Roger Waters!. But he wasn't evil.

The Cornell Theater. Long gone in the heart of "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" Now a mini-mall with a Popeye's Fried Chicken, a cig shop, a dry cleaners and a hair stylist!

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1648


http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...jpg?1312235167

Ike Savage 02-19-2015 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ruby651 (Post 104048)
Wow! Talk about a Throwback Thursday! I'm pretty sure Aimee Mann and I went to the same hair stylist in the mid- '80s! The logical next step is to go back in time through the future! Or something like that. This group is called The Like. Their (apparently) last album released a few years back showed what would have happened if a '60s girl group morphed with a garage band.

mongo the like!

mongo big fan of indy pop, yessir.

https://padresteve.files.wordpress.c...dles-mongo.gif

hey, lesley gore just passed a couple days ago. tears roll down mongo cheeks like methane pass on bean night.

It's My Party
Judy's Turn to Cry
You Don't Own Me
etc...?

LeeVanCleef 02-19-2015 08:16 PM

Funny you should mention Mongo! I just watched a rather good Richard Pryor bio called Omit the Logic. Mel Brooks revealed that Pryor wrote my favorite line in that movie!
I have a troubling relationship with the late Leslie Gore. I used to listen to a Sunday night oldies show on a local station growing up and the DJ seemed to have a real thing for "It's My Party"... and its sequel. And, yeah... there's no real "etc" Nic... you pretty much wrapped up her singing career right there.

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pinballdaveh 02-19-2015 10:30 PM

back when vhs was video and dvd was coming out. i went into a video rental store that was getting rid of vhs to make room for the new dvd's. i picked up some vhs tapes dirt cheap. blazing saddles was one of them. it was a un-cut version that still had all the N words in it. i guess if it was released on dvd all those racial words were cut out. not that im a racist.

sleepy 02-20-2015 12:17 AM

The new kids know nothing about tell it like it was. I suppose it now works opposite of the intention that was then. Now it ends up starting things all over again.

But back then, it was all about the hypocrisy.
Well, that's about all for now...

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I LOVE "You Don't Own Me".

Ike Savage 02-20-2015 02:44 AM

mongo taught slim how to eat beans good.

hurr, hurr, hurr...

Coil_Smoke 02-20-2015 03:09 AM

Death To The Censors..."The Sheriff Is Near"
 
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Originally Posted by pinballdaveh (Post 104060)
back when vhs was video and dvd was coming out. i went into a video rental store that was getting rid of vhs to make room for the new dvd's. i picked up some vhs tapes dirt cheap. blazing saddles was one of them. it was a un-cut version that still had all the N words in it. i guess if it was released on dvd all those racial words were cut out. not that im a racist.

It should be a crime to broadcast edited movies like a copyright violation:no:. I can't stand to watch the Blazing Saddles hack job on TV. I find the censoring of movies perverse and made worse by the decision to change what gets edited from year to year. "A laurel And Hardy Handshake " to another great PN thread.:salut:

sleepy 02-20-2015 03:46 AM

It should be obvious that this Blazing Saddles is a Warner Bros. picture, and that Warner Bros. is Time Warner, and so, you are expected to pay for the good stuff, forever!

Let me put it to you this way. When the local Los Angeles KTLA Ch. 5 was owned by Golden West Broadcasters (Gene Autry), they ran movies with minimal editing to unedited. They even had a "Movies for Adults" late night movie series in the mid 1970's, and it was a Lot Like Turner Movie Classics, and it was where I first saw "Contempt" with Bridgette Bardot. They only cut out the bogus prolonged "Playboy" scenes of her laying around like a playmate video that were added due to the producer's demands and against the wishes of the director. All the other scenes were left intact.

When Warner Bros. bought KTLA, the unedited movies vanished.

KCOP Ch. 13 also ran minimal-to-unedited films. They broadcast "The Deer Hunter" uncut in the 1980's, several times, and the usual z-movie fare. I remember a film. "The Mighty Jungle". At the end of the film, we see a topless "South-American native", actually one of my current neighbors, but this was back in '62. It aired intact.

When Paramount bought Ch. 13, no more Deer Hunter. No more "Mighty Jungle" with my neighbor's jugs hanging out. Besides, she's a Grandma now...

sleepy 02-20-2015 03:51 AM

And KTTV Ch. 11 was home to the really great horror shockers. They ran on the "Chiller" movie series, and on The All Night Movies hosted by Cal Worthigton (a Ford dealer) from dusk til dawn. Bava and gore, and "Black Sabbath" and "The Brain That Wouldn't Die". Sometimes edited for nudity, but not gore.

Fox bought and the horror films vanished. You have to pay for the good stuff...

StevOz 02-20-2015 04:27 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vdK2_kRNrk

When I'm 69?

Already done Blazing Trial, really should update the ol' girl, it has all the sfx and the layout is sound! :)

http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?ap...ds&showfile=30

.....

LeeVanCleef 02-20-2015 04:55 PM

It's not that Debbie ain't doing a much better job than most rockers her age (or younger)... but I don't like to think of her aging like normal people do. I want her to stay like she was in that incredibly-hot picture of her with Iggy that Nic posted. Then again, look how hard Cher has tried to stay that age, and how creepy the results are. Maybe it's just the mirror into my own mortality that frightens me the most. I guess we can't be 14 forever, holding the AutoAmerican album cover in one sweaty hand.

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Ike Savage 02-20-2015 08:39 PM

interesting thoughts, bill...


btw that the white-haired dude is playing is pretty badass indeed. light, super-strong, four pickups and even functions acoustically due to being hollow. looks like it can be had for the low, low price of... $3,500!

yeah, my danelectro has nothing to fear. :/

LeeVanCleef 02-20-2015 11:20 PM

I don't know Nic... that thing just doesn't look like a guitar to me. I firmly believe that, after the invention of the Flying V, guitar companies should have just said "we've done everything that needs to be done. We're going to do ahead and quit now." You know, just like every responsible business does.
I looked at that page again. It looks like a lot of the technological benefits are made with players in mind, rather than the increasingly-older talentless goofs that are watching them (hands up!). But for me, it's hard to beat a hollow-body Fender. I'm getting a rock'n'roll erection just looking at it!

http://www.fenderjapan.co.jp/img/jag...g_ho_3ts_z.jpg

Ike Savage 02-21-2015 09:22 AM

whoa, i've never seen a switch setup like that.

so i assume the three bottom ones control the pickups, but what are the top ones for...?


btw when i was going through my peter bagge stuff (graphic novels), i found a pretty rich section on the temper tantrums of murray wilson, the boys' dad. i think the link is still active if you want to check it out.

LeeVanCleef 02-21-2015 09:56 AM

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Wow! A graphic Beach Boys novel? I am interested! But it was pretty well covered in this book. What a dick turd! Murry, not the book or author. Actually, the guy does a pretty good job summing up their career without getting into "phone-book-size" territory. SPOILER ALERT: Mike Love's a dick turd, too.

pinballdaveh 02-21-2015 10:40 AM

back on the subject of movies. here in my town we have a older theatre that charges $3 a person all the time and the snacks are resonable. they arent first run movies , mostly movies that are ready to hit disc. a lot of disney movies for the kids , rarely a R rated movie , and never any movies that contain any nudity. they only have usually 2 showings a night , and some days a matinee. they just got all newer seats , might have been from a theatre that closed down , and still did not raise their prices. my questions are what do these mega theatres charge for tickets in your area? do young guys still take their girlfriends on movie dates, and at what cost? what about a family of 4 going to a movie and even with child discounted priced tickets , what kind of dent does that put in moms budget? some places like credit unions offer discounted movie tickets that you buy ahead of time , so its cheaper and you might not have to stand in a ticket line.

Ike Savage 02-21-2015 11:52 AM

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Wow! A graphic Beach Boys novel? I am interested! But it was pretty well covered in this book. What a dick turd! Murry, not the book or author. Actually, the guy does a pretty good job summing up their career without getting into "phone-book-size" territory. SPOILER ALERT: Mike Love's a dick turd, too.

cool, thanks!

i wasn't able to get very far in the last book you shared... peter biskind on hollywood or something like that. too far out of my league, but i think this one should work out.

jump to page 40 for the musical urban legends. here's a couple examples:

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sleepy 02-21-2015 02:50 PM

The movie tickets are $11 or $12 dollars and $19 for 3D.
You should know that I haven't been to a movie since 2005.

sleepy 02-21-2015 02:53 PM

That Fender could be beat because of that stretch tremolo bar.
I like the modern roller tremolo, and so do my folks...

sleepy 02-21-2015 03:42 PM

So that guy's name is Murry? Like the "Merrell" shoes? All I remember is an old farmhouse on a hill with a parakeet and a pump organ, and that it burned down in '59, killing the parakeet.
And Dennis talking to "Al Schmitt" about "a Jimi Hendrix revival" in '77 while we were sealing up Beach Boy Frisbees for the execs to play with...but I believe "Al" was pulling a fast one. He looked like Rance.

Something like...
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And everthing I know is Wrong.

Ike Savage 02-21-2015 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sleepy (Post 104101)
That Fender could be beat because of that stretch tremolo bar.
I like the modern roller tremolo, and so do my folks...

i've never liked tremolos because the wear the strings out faster and get them quickly out of tune. you can do most of the same stuff with your fingers... not to mention more stuff with your toes on pedal fx.

this is the unit i have: (big image so i'll only link it)
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under $100 on ebay. it's like having dozens of pedals all connected together, including tremolo.


EDIT: i looked up the details on that fender jaguar. pretty interesting switch set up... sort of like having some pedal fx built in. you could be all john lennon one moment, flick a switch, then instantly morph in to george harrison.

sleepy 02-21-2015 04:53 PM

The stretch tremolo might snap the strings and knock them out of tune. That's the reason for the roller-bridge tremolo. It just shifts like moving the bridge under the strings instead of stretching them.
The tremolo bar is normally used for chord bends where you have too many fingers and bar chords involved to be able to bend the chord. That's where the tremolo bar comes in handy.

And...I'm trying to remember a tune right now, but lost chords are a bitch.

EDIT: Ahhh! i found it. it's F#m. :)


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