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Karaoke, anyone? [Oct. 11th, 2003|10:17 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |Elton John - Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting]

Went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the first time today. Could have spent a week in the place. What a lot of stuff, what a view of the music that's accompanied this country through its changes in the last 50 years.

What a difference it makes in how seriously we take stuff when we build it an edifice and call it an artifact. Even my beloved Bobby Sherman was enshrined in the "Teen Idol" section. Does this mean that Bobby Sherman genuinely influenced the course of rock and roll?

Please.

(Notably absent, however, was Neil Diamond, who, despite spiraling into schlock later, was an influential Tin Pan Alley writer in his early days. The tragedy of being neither such candy as to get the odd backlash respect that The Monkees enjoy, nor edgy enough to be considered "important" on your own.)

My only complaint about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is that the clips of songs they play are way too short, and that the crowd seems remarkably reluctant to start dancing or sing along.

I kept getting strange looks. Because I of course have no self control. I'm bobbing, I'm snapping my fingers, I'm humming along. Okay, I'll admit it: at times I'm dancin'. How can you stand still with this music playing?

And there is a very dangerous portion of the building, one that really should have orange cones and barrels and signs. Big signs: WARNING! Checkbook speedbump ahead. Use caution to avoid bouncing. Albums I never dreamed I would see again with the death of vinyl have resurfaced on CD. And they have them.

They have them all.

My stepmom bought me the Emerson, Lake & Palmer box set, I replaced the early Bette Midler (back when she was one hell of a torch singer) I'd left behind with my last record player, and (by gum) the Best of the Monkees, and of Elton John. It's happy music. I'm bopping at my computer with no one around to give me strange looks.

Rock on.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-12 07:07 am (UTC)

Re: a bunch of stuff about neil diamond you probably don't care about

Don't get me wrong; I was a hige Neil Diamond fan when I was a teen, and I still enjoy his music (though in smaller portions than I used to). I imagine someday he'll make it. It's a pity he's being ignored for now.

Particularly since the BeeGees are enshrined. I mean, c'mon. They are hardly arguably more influential.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-12 07:08 am (UTC)
I am not the buff that Ferrett is, but I do enjoy it. I didn't think I'd enjoy the museum that much, but it's really quite good.
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[User Picture]From: ladycathead
2003-10-13 02:49 am (UTC)
Yay! What a good time. I would have danced too. Poor uptight people not getting the most out of a good time. Too bad for them.

I really should go to the Hall of Fame...I'm suffering from locals' disease where you don't see the cool stuff in your own town. It is pretty pricey, I had heard. Maybe sometime as a treat.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-17 10:09 pm (UTC)

Karaoke anyone?

"I kept getting strange looks. Because I of course have no self control. I'm bobbing, I'm snapping my fingers, I'm humming along. Okay, I'll admit it: at times I'm dancin'. How can you stand still with this music playing?"

okay.

now we have a BIG problem.

"Could I have this dance" cos "I think I love you" and this isn't a mere case of "easy come, easy go".

*blinks and purrrrrrrrrs*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

Oh wow. We have GOT to get together.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-17 11:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

Before we meet, it is only fair that I tell you two things about myself.

One - I'm crazy, just not certified.

Two - I have a theme song. It is "Twisted" by Joni Mitchell. (If you want the lyrics, let me know... )

*grins*

Are you still CONSCIOUS????
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-18 12:10 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

Astoundingly, yes.

and I can deal with crazy.
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-18 12:18 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

*slips into her preying mantis t-shirt with the text "come let us prey" on it...

*cackles maniacally

excellent!

(dang... I don't think I have had enough sleep yet despite napping... I am still punchy)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-18 12:19 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

(And I LOVE karaoke)
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-18 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

I've never done it at a club or bar, just at friends homes where they were too drunk to pay much attention.

But, I have hopes that I will eventually get out there and do something.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-18 12:30 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

Some day we will do it!
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[User Picture]From: taisidhe
2004-07-18 12:37 am (UTC)

Re: Karaoke anyone?

Yer on!!
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