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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:38 PM
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Singers Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt backing Edwards
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne says Democrat John Edwards is the most progressive candidate with a chance at winning the White House, and that he would do the most for working-class Americans.

Browne, talking in a telephone interview with The Associated Press, says he thinks it's a critical time for the country -- and that John Edwards is the man to lead the country.

Famous for hits including "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes," "Somebody's Baby" and "The Pretender," Browne will be joined by Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt early next week at 5 of Edwards' campaign stops in Iowa.

The two musicians are co-founders of Musicians United For Safe Energy, along with Graham Nash and John Hall.

Full article: http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=7376780&n...
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:39 PM
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1. Hot dog, I love it.
My first-choice candidate backed by two of my all-time favorite musicians.

There it is.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:21 AM
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107. They're Boomers. They'd never endorse Obama!
:rofl:
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:33 PM
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117. Obama is a boomer also.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:39 PM
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118. Jackson gave Obama the maximum for the Primary
if you check newsmeat.com - he's apparently changed his mind.
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venable Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:57 PM
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131. so it's even more profound that he has now stepped up for JE
anyway, it seems that way to me.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:14 PM
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133. Yes, I think so, too
I've been leaning Obama the entire time, and never been all that impressed with JE, but I've kind of lost my enthusiasm for Obama - I still like him, just not as much, and after watching the debates, I find I like JE better than I used to, although I really wish Joe Biden would jump higher in the polls. I did like when Edwards brought up the neocons in the last debate.

It would not be a problem for me at all to vote for JE - I mainly want to vote in the primary for the person who has the best chance of beating the annointed one, and it seems like it's just starting to get interesting now - I don't think I'll know who it will be for quite a while yet, or if, in fact, she'll remain the annointed one at all.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:44 PM
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2. It's like Old Home Week!

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:45 PM
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3. Those two are ageless, aren't they!? Holy cow.
They just look great.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:50 PM
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7. When God was a boy, I saw them at the Greek Theatre with
my very first love and they were amazing. Bonnie came out and stamped out the beat for the band, and then, Jackson came out behind her and shook his head and stamped out a different one. It was all in fun. Two leaders figuring out how to share a stage. lol.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:56 PM
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9. Quiz: What Jackson Brown song did Raitt cover and do BETTER?
and no, it's not Angel From Montgomery (that's John Prine) :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:04 PM
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Tell! Tell!
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radiclib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:04 PM
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12. That would be
"Under the Falling Sky". Or maybe "My Opening Farewell". Or how about "I Thought I Was A Child"...
okay, I give up. :shrug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:04 PM
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13. I don't know! I'd say "Fountain of Sorrow" but that's not his song.
Hmm

"These Times You've Come"? No. She did the harmony.

WHAT IS IT? I can't stand this!

"Under the Falling Sky"? "Stay"? Sh!t!

lol
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radiclib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:07 PM
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14. "Fountain" absolutely is his song
and Bonnie didn't cover it, but Joan Baez did. Just sayin' :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:11 PM
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16. Is it? I thought Baez wrote it.
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:19 PM by sfexpat2000
Shows you what I know. :)

Edit: And I bet that happens to him all the time. I thought it was Joan's song because I first heard her sing it -- in the same way people think "Take It Easy" is an Eagles' song.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:26 PM
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136. yes, Fountain is Jackson B's song, along with many other greats
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:24 PM
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150. I LOVE LOVE LOVE FOUNTAIN OF SORROW!
OMG I LOVE JB!!! That was my first date ever, going to a JB concert.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:32 PM
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152. Well, I guess you could say *half* an Eagles song
Glenn Frey did co-write it with JB.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:11 PM
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17. radiclib's got it
"I thought I was a Child" which she covered on Taking My Time.

My all tiem favorite song of hers however, she wrote herself. "Nothing seems to matter" off of GIve it Up. Which I saw her do on her last tour, after not singing it for something like twenty years.

Another bit of BR trivia; she won't sing Love Has No Pride anymore in concert, hasn't in years, because fans used to literally demand that she perform it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:15 PM
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20. I've got to catch up with her. The last album I bought was a
*tape*, for pete's sake.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:20 PM
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25. i know
she's one of a kind. It was kind of bittersweet when she finally hit it big after all those years, because it meant no more small venues.

She's truly a living legend. And the woman who taught lowell george (a dead legend) how to play slide guitar.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:25 PM
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29. There were three acts I always caught no matter how crazy
my schedule or how skinny my wallet in the 80s. Van Morrison, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. Lucky for me, the last two toured together. And although I don't even remember the title of that tape, I remember playing it over and over and over during the worst of Doug's illness because there was steel there, something to hang on to. She really is one of a kind. :)
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #29
41. My three
were BR, Little Feat and the Band
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:39 PM
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44. I never got to see The Band and I'm still PISSED!
You have excellent taste, ruggerson. :)
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 PM
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49. still gives me the chills
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:53 PM
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55. I know every word to every song The Band ever recorded.
And I can sing them all badly. lol
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:01 AM
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61. they did a tour
with Dylan in 1974, and it was right as Watergate was coming to a head, the whole country just wanted Nixon gone, and I saw them in Boston Garden (i was all of fifteen years old) and Dylan sang It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) and when he got to those lyrics "And even the President of the United States must have to stand naked" the entire place went wild for about fifteen minutes. They had to stop playing. It was one of those moments frozen in time.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:07 AM
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67. I'm three years older than you.
That summer I spent on my mother in law's recliner because I was pregnant and the chair had a heater and a vibrator and my back was killing me.

My husband was a musician. And he turned me on to real, good music that was written in that century, even. lol

The music, the baby, the politics were all of a piece for us. That was an amazing moment.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:15 AM
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75. Sometimes
those days seem almost clearer to me than today. I remember certain things like they were yesterday.

My great American novel, which I swear I will get to in my dotage, is about this very theme; your and my generation were the younger brothers and sisters of the woodstock generation. We grew up with all the ideals of the counter culture as a GIVEN, not as something we fought for, but as something handed down to us as a hard won foundation of how to live life. And then the late seventies and the eighties and Ronald Reagan happened and the very BASIS of the our worldview was ripped away from us as our country went careening in the opposite direction. We were that generation between the hippies and the eighties kids and the fact that the promise of our childhood got stolen away is a remarkable tale of loss. Anyway, I'm meandering. :)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:22 AM
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77. I think that's right. We thought the world had changed for the better
and that the change was permanent, something we could take for granted in some way -- as just ground rules. (We were lucky for a while.)

I'd sure like to see that book. :)

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:29 PM
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137. we had a profound impact but the march of human evolution is slow
in my hometown, they're literally paving paradise for a parking lot in our Aquifer Protection Area. THAT is really backward, like the environmental movement isn't happening and never happened. :cry:

sigh
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:32 PM
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153. Did she really?
Never knew that!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:43 PM
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141. I still buy all of her stuff
Her latest is a live CD released last year. http://www.bonnieraitt.com/disc_bonnie_and_friends.php

I have been a fan for over 30 years now. She is one of my top favorites. Bonnie is terrific! And it doesn't hurt that she looks exactly the same as she did in 1972. LOL
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:15 PM
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21. What a great problem to have -- when fans are screaming for one of her
tunes.

I love it.

"I Thought I Was A Child" is one of the most powerful songs every composed from a keyboard. The lyrics bore into you like a termite and the never come out and you don't want them to.

"It's such a clever innocense with which you show myself to me..."

O yes.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:22 PM
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26. Isn't it a great song?
that whole album is a masterpiece. Come to think of it, her first three albums are masterpieces.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:25 PM
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28. Agreed. ruggerson, refresh my memory. Didn't she dedicate one of those
first couple of LPs to the people of North Vietnam?

That notion is in my deep cerebral cortex, but it's been a long time since those records were released.

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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:29 PM
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32. she may very well have
she used to sing at a place called "Jacks" in Cambridge, which is where I saw her the first time when I was a very young buck and literally fell in love for a lifetime. But, I'm dating myself.

Remember Freebo? He was her bass player for many years. Absolutely brilliant musician.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:31 PM
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34. It's true -- she did have a great band. I think she and Browne both
knew a lot of the same studio musicians.

It's odd. Just yesterday I was listening to the Indigo Girls sing "Galileo," one of the best compositions ever, and Jackson Browne and David Crosby are singing in the chorus.

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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 02:53 PM
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161. Freebo is still around- he is a great songwriter
http://www.freebo.com /

He is a really nice guy. I have had the pleasure of hearing in several times lately, and we did a showcase together on Labor Day.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:56 AM
Response to Reply #21
101. "As if you know how it feels...
...to never be who you wanted to be."

-sigh-
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 10:26 AM
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109. Hey pamela.
Always good to bump into you.

Yes. That song. Those lyrics.

Damn he's good.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:48 PM
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142. Hi Old Crusoe
"Always good to bump into you."

What a nice thing to say. Thanks!

This was such a fun thread. I went for a long, slow drive today and listened to Jackson Browne the whole time. His lyrics are amazing.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:56 PM
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143. That is just an excellent use of a Sunday afternoon.
Bravo.
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:51 AM
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100. That's one of my all time favorite songs.
I have both versions on my ipod (and on cds, cassettes and albums-lol.) I like Bonnie Raitt's cover better, too, but it's close.

The best part of the 2004 election, for me, was getting to go to the Vote for Change concert in DC. JB and BR were great that night! (As were Eddie Vedder, Springsteen, REM...)

I might need to take a trip to Iowa next week! I'm glad they are supporting Edwards.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:13 PM
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18. I cheated. Is it "My Opening Farewell"?
Omg, I have to hear that.
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radiclib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:32 PM
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35. I always preferred Jackson's own version of that one
Call me sexist, or at least biased, but it feels like a man's song. And of course it's only appropriate as the last song on a debut album!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:38 PM
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42. We've been so lucky to have a choice.
And I agree. It makes more sense as a man's song to me, anyway.

Jackson Browne is an amazing poet. And he really helped me tune my own ear long before anyone else did. I owe him. :toast:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:35 PM
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39. You sooo owe me...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:45 PM
Response to Reply #39
47. Wilms! THANK YOU! I DO SO OWE YOU!
:toast:
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:53 PM
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56. Thanks wilms!
very cool.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:49 AM
Response to Reply #18
105. On Bonnie's recent live album, they do this song together and it is gorgeous
She put out a live album a few years ago called "Road Tested" that is one of the live live albums ever. It's a double CD. Lots of guest stars- including Jackson- they do a really beautiful version of "My Opening Farewell" Highly recommended!
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #105
138. they have been touring together a long time, like back when I was in college 35 yrs. ago.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 PM
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51. I love the version I have of Raitt singing Angel From Montgomery with Prine.
And I have no idea on the JB cover. :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:53 PM
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57. Agreed. Great recording. I think she really inhabits that song.
I know he wrote it and I like his version also, but she just sounds great on that one.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:57 PM
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59. Her voice is made for the song. The duet with Prine was taped live
so you can really hear the differences. It's great.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:03 AM
Response to Reply #51
62. John Prine is one of the all time greats
what an amazing voice.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:11 AM
Response to Reply #62
71. "There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes...
...and Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose..."

If a song like that doesn't get through to someone, that someone is a cement block.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:33 AM
Response to Reply #71
82. I just put it in my music match queue. And Spanish Pipe Dream.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 12:34 AM by wlucinda
:)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:35 AM
Response to Reply #82
84. Ah yes. And the "Blow Up Your TV" chorus! A classic. Also great advice!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:02 AM
Response to Reply #84
86. Blow up your T.V. throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own

:) makes me smile every time I hear it.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:15 AM
Response to Reply #86
89. You bet. I like it even better if Wolf Blitzer's show is on at the moment of
detonation.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:18 AM
Response to Reply #89
90. LOL...Hmmm...Wolfie would be a great choice. I'd choose
BillO, I think.
But Rush on anyone's show would trump everything.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:21 AM
Response to Reply #90
91. LOL! That's right. Rush Limbaugh in an interview with Tim Russert, maybe.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:26 AM
Response to Reply #91
92. Excellent! Add Ann Coulter and it's Perfection!
:thumbsup:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:28 AM
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94. LOL!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:32 AM
Response to Reply #62
81. Yup. Hello in There, in particular, kills me every time i hear it.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:49 AM
Response to Reply #81
85. Agreed
That song is one of the most beautiful things ever written.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:14 AM
Response to Reply #85
88. Yup. For me, the last two stanzas, are perfection when he sings them
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 01:16 AM by wlucinda
Ya know that old trees just grow stronger,
and old rivers grow wilder every day,
Old people just grow lonesome
waiting for someone to say,
"Hello in There. Hello."

So if you're walking down the street sometime
and spot some hollow ancient eyes,
please don't just pass 'em by and stare
as if you didn't care.
Say, "Hello in there. Hello.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #81
139. my elderly mom was visiting & we went to a music party with my musician bf, who sang that song
Talk about a tearful meltdown.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 02:24 AM
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159. Sleeps Dark & Silent Gate
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:44 PM
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46. I saw them at an anti-nuke rally in Santa Rosa CA in the '80s
along with Graham Nash and a whole buncha others. Great time was had by all !
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:09 AM
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68. That could NOT possibly have been a bad evening, EVDebs.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:56 PM
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120. And they're still up to it! Check out this new video
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #120
126. Dudes, hybrid cars with new technology by A123 Systems, mentioned in the new Newsweek -- 125+ mpg
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 01:53 PM by EVDebs
And solar panels on our roof, I put on about a $15,000 investment that will be paid off from 2005 to 2016 assumed 12 cent kw, sooner if the kw in CA is higher. Put it this way there's no economic justification for nuclear power subsidization

Riding in the Slipstream
http://www.newsweek.com/id/41698

But corporate power supports French 'nuclear chic' despite their problems in hot weather and notable safety drawbacks, leading to hypocrisy charges when Iran comes to mind.

thanks laurab and Old Crusoe !
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #126
144. And right back atcha again. Sounds to me like you are
right on top of things, as usual.

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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:38 PM
Response to Reply #46
155. MUSE?
I saw one of the NYC shows. Missed the early part (darned traffic getting through NJ... and a boyfriend who got us lost!). Luckily got there in time for Springsteen and the finale. Awesome show!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:45 PM
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4. That's great news.... Hey nutmegger can you tell me who that
is with John Edwards? Thanks.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:49 PM
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6. Hi midnight!
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM by Nutmegger
That is Ned Lamont, the CT US Senate Democratic nominee.

There was a rally for Lamont New Haven, and John Edwards came up to show his support for him.

Here's a clip of the event. http://youtube.com/watch?v=cZar5aNDDsI

http://lamontblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/edwards-calls-on...
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:48 PM
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5. Who the hell are they?
:shrug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. Two mainstays of American rock since the seventies.
Also, two good people who always took care to be active in their communities. :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:03 PM
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11. Hi, Harper_is-Bush. If you like solo artists of the 1970s era compositions,
you might like these two musicians.

Take a chance if you have iTunes or head to the library and listen to "Rock Me On the Water" by Jackson Browne from the SATURATE BEFORE USING album. Awfully good stuff.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:10 PM
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15. You know what I should do? I should put that original pressing
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:20 PM by sfexpat2000
of SBU, autograph and all on eBay and donate the money to the Edwards campaign. It doesn't need to sit around here and someone else might enjoy it.

It's cool when people we thought were cool turn out to be cool after all, isn't it?

lol

/oops
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:13 PM
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19. Nicely put indeed. Yes it is.
Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" introduced her for the first time to some people, but for an old-timer like me, I almost expected her to be singing that beautifully late in her career down in the garden some night, and then one night, there she was.

Except she was singing more beautifully than ever.

Your idea with the donation? It's very generous and it will be appreciated. Send it with a cover letter and hell -- my guess is you'll stop the show at Edwards headquarters.

What a damned nice thing to do.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #19
37. I think it needs to be done if only for the synergy.
I had the joy of that night. Someone else might enjoy the object. The Edwards campaign might enjoy the press if we can get it. It's all good.

:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #37
40. You know what? You are strictly top-drawer.
:hug: :yourock:
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:20 PM
Response to Reply #11
23. I'm sorry, I was being facetious. In a sarcastic fashion. Bad habit of mine...but..
..my excuse is I had a point: to a lot of people this won't matter.

I used to listen to Jackson Browne after discovering one of his records at a pals house in 1987. Doctor My Eyes, sang that to death!
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:34 PM
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38. "Doctor My Eyes" didn't exactly float into my ear. It rammed through my
skull and is still camped out very deep somewhere in my brain.

Every now and then I'm in a store and the soundtrack will play Browne's original of that song. It makes me stop what I'm doing and think about things.

I hope you are still in touch with that friend. He or she sounds like a winner to me.
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:52 PM
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54. He was the best...
Unfortunately he died suddenly in 1997 at a too-young age of 29 from an undetected heart condition. I still miss him terribly, and this topic has me listening to Jackson Browne on YouTube, which is making me miss him more. Poor me.

What's Edwards global warming platform like? Same as Hillary's?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #54
66. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but you write tonight in this thread
in a way that honors him and values him.

I'm not sure anybody can ask more of a mature adult than that kind of response to absence, and you are exhibiting it tonight, right here.

Yes, music is like that -- it moves like fog into the parts of our memory and reactivates the people we used to know. I think we miss them because they also used to know us. They had become living repositories of who we were in those past times and past places. Walking, present biographers of our identities. Valuable records of our past.

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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:13 AM
Response to Reply #66
74. Thanks Old Crusoe. Your words choked me a little more, but in a good way.
You obviously have experienced loss also. Thanks.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:31 AM
Response to Reply #54
80. My love died at the same age in a carbon monoxide accident.
It's very hard to accept those losses. Frankly, I don't know that I do.

But before he died, he gave me this great gift of music, music that I never hear without thinking of him, without honoring him.

:hug: to you
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #23
52. wrong spot
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:52 PM by Harper_is_Bush
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:57 PM
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10. Jackson Browne's Running on Empty
concert was my first show ever. I'll never forget that night. Thanks for posting this! :bounce: Having those two speaking for John is a great endorsement.

K&R and Happy to be No. 5! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hi:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:17 PM
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22. waiting for hope! Howdy! What a great person to run into in the wake of
such great news for the Edwards campaign.

:dem: :hi: :thumbsup:
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:23 PM
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27. Hi OC!
As always, a pleasure to see you too! :hi: Edwards is gaining momentum and I love the fact that Jackson Browne supports him. Now, if a certain someone with the initials A.G. did, wouldn't that just blow the roof?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:27 PM
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30. Holy moly -- an A.G. endorsement would be a show-stopper.
No doubt about it.

And who knows -- it could happen.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:20 PM
Response to Reply #10
24. Woohoooo!
I agree, what a fantastic endorsement for Team Edwards! We're going to do this thing!

Here's more bounce!

:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:

It's good to see you here tonight. :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #24
31. "And it's good to see your smiling face tonight."
:)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #31
33. And who but someone who respects poetry such as yourself would pull
that line from that song into this thread so that I can have it playing in my head.

Thank you.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 PM
Response to Reply #33
45. Old Crusoe, I have to give you a travel advisory.
NEVER go to Winslow, Arizona. I've been there and it wasn't good!

:rofl:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:45 PM
Response to Reply #45
48. You're throwin' me on this one. As in:
'I'm standin' on the corner
In Winslow, Arizona
There's such a fine sight to see..."

?

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:57 PM
Response to Reply #48
58. Yes! We drove to the Grand Canyon one year
and had to gas up in Winslow. Holy Mike! If I was a girl standing on any corner, I'd be scanning for a way to get the hell out of there. :rofl:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:00 AM
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60. Maybe Winslow would have been lucky to have you around.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 12:01 AM by Old Crusoe
"It's a girl my lord
in a flatbed Ford..."

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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:11 AM
Response to Reply #58
102. I was just there last month!


I like Winslow, but then again, I'm strange like that.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:13 AM
Response to Reply #102
103. Maybe I was just having a two loud kids in the back seat day.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 02:14 AM by sfexpat2000
:hi:
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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:28 AM
Response to Reply #103
104. lol-that would do it.
I can see where most people wouldn't think much of Winslow. I've been through it twice now, on my way back during cross-country roadtrips. The first time we just drove through but this time we stop and took pictures of the "Standin on the corner" statue and mural. That was kind of hokey and touristy, but fun! We had one of the best meals of the whole trip there, too.
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #24
43. Glad to see you too!
Did you catch the LCV/Grist Global Warming Forum? Here's the link to video One of Five - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b4M89cLdzw

He's the One! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :woohoo:!


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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:07 AM
Response to Reply #43
87. Thanks for that!
I just finished the first clip, and wow!

Now I have something to do tonight. Thanks for the heads up.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:25 PM
Response to Reply #10
151. I saw that tour, too. As a matter of fact
I can be heard screaming on the record, where they transition from one location to another during The Road.

Brushes with greatness...
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:32 PM
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36. great endorsements
i think it will help him in Iowa and elsewhere.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 PM
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50. Great thread, Nutmegger. Thank you.
"Sing my songs / to me."

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:51 PM
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53. I second that.
:thumbsup:
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:04 AM
Response to Reply #53
65. You're welcome OC!
It's always a pleasure to see you here!
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:04 AM
Response to Reply #50
63. You're welcome sfexpat2000!
I'm throughly enjoying the replies!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:10 AM
Response to Reply #63
70. Jackson and Bonnie have always been such huge community people
Such a shot in the arm to learn, they haven't given up either, isn't it?

We'll be fine.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:04 AM
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64. WOOT WOOT!
this is awesome! I love when people I dig, with great views and charm back the candidate I think is the most progressive and electable.

thanks for the news!
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CnAnPB Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:10 AM
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69. Were David Geffen & J. Browne lovers?
I've read on a few gay blogs and forums they were waaaayyyyy back when.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:12 AM
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72. Couldn't say. At this point in the play, they're both Democrats, though.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:17 AM
Response to Reply #69
76. It wouldn't surprise me because JB doesn't fit into boxes.
But, that's his business, not mine.
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CnAnPB Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:26 AM
Response to Reply #76
78. Of course...
I've just read they were roomies before either were rich and famous and that JB was the 1st artist DG signed on his label. More power to 'em :) -- btw, I may have just 'outted' myself on D.U.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #78
79. I didn't know the background, but agree with you -- more power to 'em
if that was so.

And welcome to DU.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:34 AM
Response to Reply #78
83. Good for you.
It's a good thing to live your real life. :)
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #69
122. Actually, I doubt it very much since Jackson was a notorious ladies man
back in those days, and Geffen hadn't come out of the closet yet - I've probably read everything there is to read about JB, and I've read a book or two about Geffen, as well.

The story is: Jackson sent Geffen a tape, with an 8x10, Geffen tossed it out, his secretary thought Jackson was cute, took the tape out, listened to it, and told Geffen maybe he should give it a listen. Geffen did, and was knocked out by it. I think Jackson was the first artist he discovered, with Laura Nyro possibly being the 2nd.

At the time, Geffen was into developing artists, spending the money and time that managers and record companies don't do these days. Geffen went on to "discover" most of the famous Southern California singer/songwriters/rockers, and formed his own label so the artists could have more freedom, I think. He befriended all his artists, and advanced them money until they were ready to record.

Not that it would matter to me, but having been a JB fan since 1973, this is the first time I've ever seen that rumor, and I've read just about EVERYTHING!
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CnAnPB Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #122
145. Thanks n/t
:)
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weeve Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:13 AM
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73. Great News !!
If we can't have Al ... John will do just fine. My heart's with Dennis, but as Jackson says ... "John Edwards is the most progressive candidate with a chance at winning". At this point voting for Dennis, would likely only help Hillary's chances. I hate to say that ( and would love to be convinced otherwise ), but I will now concentrate all my effort with Edwards.

I hate to admit how ignorant I was on the fact that Obama is so PRO nuclear energy ?!? That plus his homophobic preacher friends ... nope. It's ALL about Edwards for me right now.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:28 AM
Response to Reply #73
93. John would make a very fine Executive.
It would be so great to have a thinking man in office. :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:30 AM
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95. Nah. We need more brush-clearin fake cowboys who cain't talk none.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #95
96. The problem is, they can't find anyone who can top Junior

in those categories.

They could run a rock. :shrug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:38 AM
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97. LOL! They may have to. None of their current candidates is electable.
Maybe they could draft Cement-Head George Allen.

Closest thing to a rock there is.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #97
98. I got a little worried when I read that Rudy was getting oil money.
But (crossing everything) our election protection is much better than it was in 2004.
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Reno.Muse Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:50 AM
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99. Hot damn!! This is great news!
Go John Edwards! He's here in Reno tomorrow again!
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 07:56 AM
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106. I'll be attending 2 of the 5 events.
I'll try to get some pictures to post.

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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:34 AM
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108. Holy Sunday morning Batman! I fell asleep early last night, and missed a HUGE fun party.
What a fab, fun thread to read.

Did anyone get to dance with Elizabeth?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 10:28 AM
Response to Reply #108
110. It was a great party, Ninga. Catchawave provided the imported beer
and I got to run over Pat Robertson with a truck.

I'm tellin' ya, we have to do this more often.
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:40 AM
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111. Drat! I missed the imported beer! I am living the party vicariously, and I am damn well
still enjoying it.

It is much more fun than.......let's say................playing chicken....to see who turns the lights on first, th 57 Chevy or th 59 Ford.

Let's plan another party sooner....rather than later. OK?


:hi:


:toast:

:thumbsup:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:16 PM
Response to Reply #111
116. I'm in. Excellent idea. Next weekend at the latest, is my suggestion.
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:43 AM
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112. what in the world would either one of them know

about working class americans?

this is almost as stupid as swooning because edwards walked the
picket line with the millionaire screen writers. this guy just
really doesn't seem to get it.



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:12 PM
Response to Reply #112
113. They'd know quite a bit as a result of their DECADES
of social activism. :shrug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:15 PM
Response to Reply #113
115. Yes. "Decades" as in many years. Many years.
Some posters on DU haven't been around as long as Bonnie and Jackson have been social activists.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #112
114. Who knows? They might possibly know more than you do about it.
We American citizens are a diverse lot.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:53 PM
Response to Reply #114
119. I can see, though, how the poster might mistake these two
for just Hollywood types if unfamiliar with their work. It's pretty unusual to have two such talented people with such huge bodies of work spend so much time, money and effort on just plain old people. :)
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:12 PM
Response to Reply #119
121. True, although a bit of googling on the web would have offered a glimpse
of their contributions.

In any case, 90% of this thread praises their incredible music talent.

That should have been a signal that we liked Bonnie and Jackson.

When the principled are also talented, it's a rare and beautiful thing.

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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:28 PM
Response to Reply #112
123. Not really check out this video for Lives in the Balance
They've both been political activists for years, and working for social change as well. Jackson Browne probably does more benefit concerts than he does concerts for financial gain. JB wrote the song back in 1986, or thereabouts. It's more relevant today than it was then, but, as you will see, he is, and has been, quite aware of what's going on in this country, and has been doing his part for decades to try to change it.

http://jacksonbrowne.com/Videos/Videos/Lives+In+the+Bal...
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:40 PM
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156. It's haunting and sad and absolutely infuriating that
the song is more relevant now than it was even then.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 11:25 AM
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160. Here's a better link - I didn't realize two songs would come up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eErbmvUwgZE



It is indeed infuriating - when I first heard it all those years ago, I had no idea what he was talking about - when I watch it now, it gives me chills...
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venable Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:54 PM
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130. this is a shockingly ill-informed post.
you need to do a bit of research, friend, before you make yourself look silly.

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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:19 PM
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135. Yeah, maybe they should just "Shut up and sing!"
as Laura Ingraham and company would say.

:eyes:
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:36 PM
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140. right, edwards doesn't know a thing about the working class since he grew up in a poor working class
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 04:36 PM by wordpix
household with a factory worker father. Just because he became rich, don't think he's not a champion of the poor. He has every right to walk a picket line and shake hands with the workers without being accused of being a fake.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:31 PM
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124. K&R!
This thread has been like a walk down memory lane! I'm still not an Edwards backer, but I have the utmost respect for JB and Bonnie - they know their stuff!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:40 PM
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125. Very nice!
:toast:
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:28 PM
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127. Great news!
Great Great Great news indeed! Go Go - Go Johnny Go!
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:59 PM
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128. Good news! n/t
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:41 PM
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129. Great news--love JB and Bonnie...
champions of liberal causes!
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:01 PM
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132. That's a combo for whom I would dip deeply into the household budget.
We just spent money we really couldn't afford, but are willing to scrimp for, to see Neil Young.

{{{the song writers}}}}

MKJ
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:17 PM
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134. And after watching..
... him deal with Schieffer this morning, I agree.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:16 PM
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146. I'm thinking they would be supporters of Gore's if he were running...
"The two musicians are co-founders of Musicians United For Safe Energy, along with Graham Nash and John Hall".

I love that they are backing Edwards.
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HomerRamone Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:33 PM
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147. Younger boomer here.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 07:14 PM by HomerRamone
Would rather hear Sex Pistols or Nirvana than Raitt, and almost anything than Browne. But I'll vote for Edwards if he has a chance, Kucinich if not...
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 06:56 PM
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148. Another article from the AP
Jackson Browne Campaigns for Edwards

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Jackson Browne says that Democrat John Edwards is the most progressive candidate with a chance at winning the White House, and that he would do the most for working-class Americans.

"It's a challenge to hook yourself up to what a politician says he's going to do, and see if he's going to do it," the singer-songwriter said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I think it's a really critical time in our country and our world, and I think that working people need a champion, and I think that John Edwards is that person."

Famous for hits including "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender," Browne will be joined by Grammy Award-winning colleague Bonnie Raitt next week at five of Edwards' campaign stops in Iowa.

The two are co-founders of Musicians United For Safe Energy, along with Graham Nash and John Hall. In 1979, the group played a series of "No-Nukes" concerts, drumming up activism to thwart the spread of nuclear power. The group now works through Nukefree.org and opposes a federal bailout of the nuclear energy industry.

Full article: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gqI2wm1KdVJmiaAqoKtR...
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:23 PM
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149. Did anybody see that "Life With Ed" with JB's OFF THE GRID HOUSE?
I mean, totally off the grid -- it was really a cool place!!!
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 03:45 PM
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164. I did. JB really walks the walk
All he had done with that house was amazing. I really admire him and love that he and my girl Bonnie support Edwards!
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:33 PM
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154. Did anybody see that "Life With Ed" with JB's OFF THE GRID HOUSE?
I mean, totally off the grid -- it was really a cool place!!!
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:29 PM
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157. ahh two of my favorite artists
:thumbsup:
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:29 PM
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158. Hot Damn....I Love It!!!!
This is great news.





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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 02:57 PM
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162. Nice!
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 03:07 PM
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163. Rock On!!
I can hear the music, we're gonna win! :woohoo:
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