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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 04:45 AM
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What people immortalized in song have you met?
I met the Wurster kid that just wanted a burrow owl in that Dead Milkmen song Stuart

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VHFr6DgrF0w

I've also met the person that Westerburg was singing about in the Replacements song Left of the Dial.

What about you?
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liberal hypnotist Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 05:29 AM
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1. A long time ago I met Charlie on the MTA.
At least he claimed to be Charlie and borrowed a quarter.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 05:57 AM
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2. Borrowed? Did he ever pay you back?
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liberal hypnotist Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:59 AM
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4. Never saw him again.
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liberal hypnotist Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 07:01 AM
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5. I have planned several times to meet William Zanzinger
I keep tabs on his whereabouts but have yet to visit him.
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:21 AM
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3. Tommy
no, not the rock opera.

"Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out".

I met Tommy Stinson and the rest of the Replacements at a bar across the street from Ulster Performing Arts Center before their show.
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 07:44 AM
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6. I posted this in another thread a while back...
I once lived next door to the "Shirley" mentioned in David Allan Coe's "Whips And Things" (off his X-Rated Album).

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 08:39 AM
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7. My great uncle, Joe Louis
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:11 AM
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8. Greg Smalley from Drive By Truckers' "The Living Bubba"...
Deborah Chasteen from Finger's "Needle In A Haystack"
Jeffreylee from Blondie's "Under The Gun (For Jeffreylee Pierce)"
also Lynn of "Left of the Dial"
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:33 AM
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9. Timothy Leary......
even tripped with him in 95 right before he died.

Artis "Spoonman"...The Hendrix of the spoon.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:00 AM
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10. Warren Beatty, IF "You're so vain" was about him
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:02 AM
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11. ZZ Top---Arrested For Driving While Blind...
Edited on Sun Dec-16-07 11:06 AM by abq e streeter
a good friend of mine was one of the people arrested...also , a waitress I knew during a road gig ( a gig which included the friend I just mentioned) in Anthony, Texas many years ago, swore that a Bay City Rollers song was written for and about her. When I expressed skepticism (to say the least) about her claim, she replied that if she was making something like this up to impress me, why in the world would she pick the Bay City Rollers. Good point; I suppose it may very possibly be true. Also Bo Diddley -immortalized by himself-"Hey, Bo Diddley" and by Dylan-"From a Buick Six", and Joe Ely ("there ain't no better blend than Joe Ely and his Texas men") from " If Music Could Talk" (The Clash's Sandinista album). Have met both Bo and Joe several times through mutual friends.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:00 PM
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12. Puff the magic dragon
:smoke:
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:15 PM
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13. I grew up with one of the cops who shot Amadou Diallo
Immortalized in Springsteen's 41 Shots.
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:35 PM
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14. Mike Watt.
'What could be romantic to Mike Watt?'

I'd have killed to have met the person Westerburg was singing about in 'Johnny's Gonna Die.' Of course he is dead now.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:42 PM
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15. Brandi Brandt- Nikki Sixx wrote "Angela" about her
performed by Motley Crue (Angela is her middle name)

and Bekka Bramlett- the song "Heaven" by Warrant is about her.

Yep- metal.
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