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Re: George Michael

Postby snoqueen » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
snoqueen wrote:I just called this person (for a different reason) and asked if they knew George Michael died and they said George Who?

Call them back and offer your condolences about the death of Alphonse Mouzon.


He sounds interesting. I'll get back to ya.

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Re: George Michael

Postby snoqueen » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:39 pm



My friend bounced back with this, saying they air it regularly on Newark's jazz radio station WBGO which gives it some credentials.

To my limited ears, it sounds very early-70s. I guess if you know percussion, you know what else to listen for.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Igor » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:20 pm

fennel wrote:I'd heard the name, but he was a sportscaster for all I knew. Or was that Michael George?


You are thinking of this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_George_Michael_Sports_Machine

It was a weekly syndicated sports highlight show in the days when the only other options were ESPN Sports Center once a night, or Nick Charles/Fred Hickman on CNN. Mostly on NBC stations.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:20 am

Igor wrote:
fennel wrote:I'd heard the name, but he was a sportscaster for all I knew. Or was that Michael George?


You are thinking of this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_George_Michael_Sports_Machine

And guess when this George Michael died?
Christmas Eve 2009.
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Re: George Michael

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:38 pm

snoqueen wrote:It's even more disconcerting when I have no idea WTF they did to get famous until I look them up on Wikipedia.

What do you listen to? NPR? WORT?

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Re: George Michael

Postby Ducatista » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:49 pm

The news was all over NPR.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:56 pm

I mean since she didn't know who he was. NPR doesn't play pop music like George Micheal...thankfully.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Ducatista » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 pm

Ah. I was thinking sno would've known who he was if she listened to NPR, because they explained that in the news items. But now I get what you meant.

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Re: George Michael

Postby snoqueen » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:34 pm

I listen to NPR and WORT and I'm not ashamed, ha.

And eventually I did find out who George was, and realized I'd heard some of the music but probably changed stations/playlists because it's not my preference at all. I think I don't care for musical high drama. This is not to criticize those who do. They are far in the majority and I know it.

During different parts of my working life I've been around people who liked many other stations, ones that were fine but not my personal preference. Workplace radio wars are not good. (I'm guessing a couple times I drew the line at Rush Limbaugh, but everyone was nice about it. Today they probably wouldn't be.) I did work with a guy who thoughtfully taught me about his favorite stuff, which he categorized as punk, and I was grateful to be invited in. Same with many other co workers past and present -- a lot of times I hear a sound and think "oh, that's ____'s music." I feel lucky because I wouldn't find any of this on my own.

In my own space, I mostly listen to internet radio because it's so portable and private, just in my headphones. I like all kinds of sounds but, when working, I really like techno and electronic stuff. I don't care who the artist is, I just listen if I like it.

Here's a favorite you can find on TuneIn Radio: do a search on "Music for Programming." The guy airs these long, crazy compositions aimed at, obviously, people who are at their desks programming. Good stuff, and I'm happy to suggest his (deserving) music to other people. I guarantee most of you will hate it, ha.

You are welcome to make fun of my listening habits all you want, because I am from a whole nother planet at heart, and it sure isn't the planet of top 40. Sigh.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Madsci » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:46 pm

I have never been a fan of top 40 music either. To me it's too sappy and commercial. I have heard of George Michael but couldn't identify any of his songs - until now.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:27 pm

Loved the sax intro on his big hit. Can't remember the name.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:12 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Loved the sax intro on his big hit. Can't remember the name.

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Re: George Michael

Postby Shorty » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:57 am

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't want to miss it when you hit that high

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Re: George Michael

Postby Shorty » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:44 am

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I won't let you down
I will not give you up
Gotta have some faith in the sound
It's the one good thing that I've got
I won't let you down
So please don't give me up
‘Cause I would really, really love to stick around, oh yeah

All we have to see
Is that I don't belong to you,
And you don't belong to me
Freedom;
You've gotta give for what you take.
Freedom;
You've gotta give for what you take.
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