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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:04 PM
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Something you learned in the lounge, today:
I learned that Laura Brannigan had more than one song. Who Knew? (apparently not I).

What have you learned?
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:05 PM
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1. People find my gay Batman pic offensive.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:06 PM
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2. Never seen it but just how offensive could it be?
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:10 PM
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4. What the hell...I'll post it again.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:18 PM
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6. Sorry but I think that's kind of HOT...
Just don't tell my wife.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:26 PM
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11. O.K. that's So innocuous and inoffensive. n/t
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:29 PM
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13. that's really very nice.
why is it offensive, he doesn't even appear to have a dick. (Can I say 'dick' in here?)
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:06 PM
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3. what would they think of the spiderman dancing gif?
Edited on Sat Jul-22-06 10:08 PM by salin
I love that one!

editted - found it:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/dadyes/sp.html
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:23 PM
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10. That was just one post, from what I saw.
Hell, I'm sure that somebody here might find my pic offensive... :-)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:13 PM
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5. i learned that R_A is front and back and that RRR's daughter is
missing....


one good thing and one bad thing
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:20 PM
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7. I learned how to effectively heat flour tortillas!
The doctor gave me a pill and I grew a new kidney!

:)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:21 PM
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8. it's really REALLY cliquey in here...
:rofl:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:28 PM
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12. now that is new, news
;-)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:31 PM
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15. yeah, the extra "REALLY" was a shock to me too...
:D
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:22 PM
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9. Did you really think that Ms. Brannigan had only one song?
:smoke:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:30 PM
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14. back in the Gloria days
I was notoriously limited in my music listening (ala pop40). Out grew it - but am scarred, I tell you, from those days. Only recall one... so who knew! (Seriously I knew that she must have sang more than one song... I mean, to even do a one hit wonder back in the day of 45s there had to be a second side..., but in terms of work that anyone has heard of... )
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:37 PM
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16. Laura Branigan and the Billboard charts:
"Gloria" reached #2 for three weeks in 1982

"Solitaire" reached #7 in 1983

"How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" reached #12 in 1983 (long before Michael Bolton)

"Self Control" reached #4 in 1984

"The Lucky One" reached #20 in 1984 (a song I actually liked)

"Power of Love" reached #26 in 1987 (her last Top 40 hit)

Whatever you think of her music (and I don't care too much for it), this was a pretty decent showing for a pop singer.



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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:40 PM
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17. Thanks for the timeline
and it matches my march away from top 40 - and hence my ignorance. I think I first discovered Squeeze in about 1982 and from their a slew of other alternative/progressive bands ... and sorta lost touch with the mtv/big songs thing. Beyond Gloria, none of those titles rings a bell. But your point is well taken - that does look like a good pop career run.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:52 PM
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18. My history is similar to yours. I found Squeeze in 1982 and went off
to work in college radio in 1985, so drifted away from Top 40 radio, but I usually am aware of everything that is going on everywhere at least a little bit.

To tell the truth, I usually like the minor hits better. Sheena Easton's career is similar to Laura's except that Sheena managed a couple of more career comebacks, thanks in part to Prince.

Minor hits for Sheena after "Morning Train" include "You Could Have Been With Me," "When He Shines," "Almost Over You," and others. It is always fun to make mixes for friends of the minor hits and they go: "I REMEMBER THAT SONG! I had forgotten all about it!"

Mainstream radio is completely different now, of course, thanks to the Clear Channel-type corruption, the Internet, and even the charts are irrelevent now.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:53 PM
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20. Elvis Costello sorta coined it well
in "Radio, Radio" - and that was before Clear Channel was on the scene.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 11:09 PM
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21. Yup. That out the same time as Van Morrison's "Wavelength"
The pair of those songs pointed out the changing situation, the love and nostalgia for what radio had been and a warning about what it was becoming. Although, technically, Elvis was specifically talking about the British radio situation. (BBC Radio, etc.)
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Fountain79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 10:52 PM
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19. People don't like Fords here... n/t
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