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by Kenneth Burns
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Music
Topic: Worst supergroup ever
Replies: 28
Views: 1140

Re: Worst supergroup ever

I would say Damn Yankees on principle except dang if their signature single "High Enough" isn't catchy. Demerits for the drum sound.
by Kenneth Burns
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Catch All
Topic: deer-automobile collisions
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: deer-automobile collisions

Terrifying. Happened to me once when I was returning to Madison from a gig in Green Lake late at night. Almost erased all those pleasant memories of Green Lake. Except that's not possible.
by Kenneth Burns
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: A Dutch Guy makes a video about biking in America
Replies: 24
Views: 4631

Re: A Dutch Guy makes a video about biking in America

Cycling in the Netherlands is all about the omafiets. I want one. I seriously want one just like this.

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by Kenneth Burns
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The missing C's

I don't have enough music background to describe it. But I have listened to some of her isolated vocals on youtube, and there is just something about the timbre of her voice that I think was a huge part of their success. Absolutely. A lot pathos in her voice. A comparison with Anne Murray is ... in...
by Kenneth Burns
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:KOOL & THE GANG -- First things first: "Celebration" is an almost perfect single.

Was "Celebration" the last No. 1 Billboard disco single? Per Wikipedia, it topped the Hot 100 on Feb. 17, 1981. Come to think of it, is "Celebration" disco?
by Kenneth Burns
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: Might have been Bond songs
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Might have been Bond songs

Can you write a whole Bond movie around a song title? Most Bond song lyrics are reverse engineered from existing titles, so I don't see why the same approach wouldn't work with screenplays. Rita Coolidge's "All Time High," from "Octopussy," was a notable exception. No one was br...
by Kenneth Burns
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Music
Topic: Might have been Bond songs
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Might have been Bond songs

Top contender in this category, sonically and in every other sense: Lana del Rey, "Million Dollar Man." Still hoping and praying Lana does a real live Bond theme some day. In a way all her songs are Bond themes. It's true that Bond is a civil servant, so he's expensing all those accoutreme...
by Kenneth Burns
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

I'm grateful (not grateful) for the link to Gladys Knight's "Licence to Kill" song. A film franchise I love, a movie that is almost completely off my radar, a song that was completely off my radar. A not very good song. Is it more forgettable than Chris Cornell's "Casino Royale" ...
by Kenneth Burns
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: John Nolen/Willy St intersection
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: John Nolen/Willy St intersection

It's interesting that on the west side there is a basically equivalently horrible clusterfrick of an intersection, likewise involving a major bike path and way too many streets, but no train: Regent/Monroe/Little/Crazylegs/Breese/Southwest Commuter Path. I cycled through that one every day (warily) ...
by Kenneth Burns
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

The thing about the "dancing about architecture" line is that whoever said it didn't seem to know much about dance. Site-specific dance pieces like in this piece are dancing about architecture.
by Kenneth Burns
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

I also enjoyed the Paul Stanley album. "Wouldn't You Like to Know Me" is a secret power pop classic.
by Kenneth Burns
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

I recently listened to all my Kiss LPs, which I bought as a child and a giant fan in the 70s, from "Hotter Than Hell" through "Dynasty." (Somewhere along the way I misplaced my copy of the self-titled debut on vinyl, though I have it on CD.) I was struck, in a way that I wasn't w...
by Kenneth Burns
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

Other 60s acts with new music in rotation on MTV in those days included the Who (as well as solo Pete Townshend), the Rolling Stones, Santana, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. As an 11-year-old I assumed they all were exciting new artists and enjoyed their work.
by Kenneth Burns
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread
Replies: 905
Views: 90431

Re: The Giant Wagstaff CD Listening Project Thread

It's interesting, I came of age as a music fan watching MTV in 1982 at age 11, so I first knew the Kinks as that band that did "Predictable" from "Give the People What They Want." Just as I first knew Paul McCartney as one of the "Ebony and Ivory" guys.

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