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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:28 PM
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Who Doesn't Love Jackson Browne?
http://www.breitbart.com/?id=2007-11-17_D8SVRR302&show_...

Even if you don't agree with his decision, his reasons are for the good!

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

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:30 PM
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1. Darrell Hanna. nt
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CAG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:31 PM
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2. Dangit! Beat me to it.... (no pun intended)
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:33 PM
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3. Beat me to it as well. (n/t)
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:30 AM
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19. You were quicker than me to the punch
What a beatdown

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:37 PM
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Jackson rocks. He was raising money against the dirty war
in Nicaragua before most people even knew about it. And, he stole my pen. :)
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:28 AM
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16. gawd i hear ya
laura nyro took mine years ago.

i love jackson browne
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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:37 PM
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4. Let's put those rumors to rest
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:39 PM by Perseid
http://www.jrp-graphics.com/jb/jbfaq.html

Did Jackson Browne really beat up Darryl Hannah? (Also known as "the question that won't go away".)

Answer: NO. Both Jackson and Darryl have denied those old tabloid reports at one time or another. The fact is that Jackson telephoned the police that night. Police on the scene that night have also denied any such violence. The details of that infamous night will never be known by anyone except for the two parties involved. Jackson is a very private individual and we should all respect his desire for privacy. Whatever really happened that night is none of our business. To those who are stuck for an answer when someone raises the question, I usually respond with a statement about not believing what you read in the tabloids and being amazed how otherwise intelligent people can believe the kind of trash they read there.

This issue was raised again with respect to questions about Joni Mitchell's song "Not To Blame" from her 1994 album TURBULENT INDIGO, which not only accused Jackson of beating up Darryl Hannah but implies that he drove his first wife to suicide. Jackson's public response was that "Joni hasn't been very well and has lots of problems."

And unfortunately, the issue was raised yet again in a 2003 made for TV tabloid film about John F. Kennedy Jr., whom Darryl dated after breaking up with Jackson. Both Jackson and Darryl issued public statements against the show, with Darryl going so far as to say not one thing about any reference to her was accurate. Jackson threatened legal action if it was rebroadcast without editing out the reference to him. After investigating, the station offered public appologies for the error and deleted the scene from future broadcasts.

For a far more detailed analysis and reveiw of the facts, visit the Jackson Browne non-incident website.
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:33 AM
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21. Yes, because we all know that it's never domestic abuse if the victim doesn't file charges
:eyes:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:48 PM
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5. I regard Jackson Browne as a prophet.
Not equal to, but vastly superior than, Jeremiah and the other Biblical heavyweights.

His music and lyrics require concentration and commitment and his politics have been steadfastly humane since the very early part of his career. Very likely before that.

This evening I am just now learning of his presidential nominee endorsement and by god, I like it.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:00 PM
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6. I think Wes Clark knows a bit more about the country--but
I would trust Jackson Browne's opinion if I were buying a guitar.
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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:03 PM
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8. Jackson Browne has been involved
with environmental issues and political issues for over 30 years! He's likely an intelligent man, so I would give him more credit than that.

I never had enough info on Clark to make a clear decision regarding his plans.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:07 PM
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10. Wes Clark has been around a bit as well regarding important issues of governing the country
and he did run for president last time, so his views are out there for people to find. He is quite an intelligent, caring human whom I greatly admire, and whose opinion I trust. Not heard much outside of music from Jackson Browne.
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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:12 PM
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12. Well
As I wrote, I don't know enough about him, admire your devotion, and am certain he must have many good qualities. I won't get into his R voting past. He is not the subject of this thread.

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/04... /



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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:01 PM
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7. Me, he's a big egomaniac
His songs are all about him, and him only.

Nothing that reaches out, or is about life or people generally.

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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:04 PM
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9. Me thinks you have never listened to or read his lyrics
and that is sad.

Dennis is cool, too, though!
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 08:30 AM
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17. Lives In The Balance
I've been waiting for something to happen
For a week or a month or a year
With the blood in the ink of the headlines
And the sound of the crowd in my ear
You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war

And there's a shadow on the faces
Of the men who send the guns
To the wars that are fought in places
Where their business interest runs

On the radio talk shows and the t.v.
You hear one thing again and again
How the u.s.a. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend
But who are the ones that we call our friends--
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally can't take any more
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone
There are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire

There's a shadow on the faces
Of the men who fan the flames
Of the wars that are fought in places
Where we can't even say the names

They sell us the president the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars
They sell us every thing from youth to religion
The same time they sell us our wars
I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But they're never the ones to fight or to die
And there are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire


1986 - the man has/had a crystal ball
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:24 AM
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18. Have you heard the more recent acoustic version of that powerful song. . .?
http://jacksonbrowne.com/Videos/Videos/Lives+In+the+Bal...

If you want to hear it you have to pause the left hand video and start the right hand one. . .er. . .at least I had to.

It's ironic that in some ways it's more powerful acoustically than electrically perhaps because the power of his voice and lyrics really are prenounced.

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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:31 AM
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20. yes - I got the "Unplugged" cd for hubby
for his b-day this year :)

it is awesome - the whole of it

:hi:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:10 PM
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11. I can't stand his music. the whole "running on empty" crap
I heard over and over and over as a kid and I hope never to hear it ever again in my lifetime.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:58 PM
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13. Yo. Them's fightin' words.
Some of us don't cotton to no trash talk about talented people.

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Al Federfer Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:35 AM
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14. Jackson Brown has a lot of female admirers. I've seen them go nuts for him. n/t
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:43 AM
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22. I hope he didn't go "nuts" on them
n/t
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:28 AM
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15. Jackson Brown made me work really hard one night
I was a cook in downtown Des Moines in the mid 90's, and he played a concert at one of the nearby venues. We got our asses kicked all night long. Jackson Brown really pissed me off that night.

But I still think Late for the Sky is an awesome fucking song.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:05 PM
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23. I think he is one of the greatest poet/song writers of our time
And a great humanist as well.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 05:10 PM
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24. Didn't he beat up an ex-girlfriend or two?
They probably don't like him too much.
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Sabien Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:34 PM
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25. Daryl Hannah
:spank:

ouch!

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 06:33 AM
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26. Somebody's baby is my myspace song nt
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