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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by drd1135, Oct 28, 2012.
Good luck and be careful to all those in the path of Sandy.
yup, be safe you guys & girls!
I'll try to take pics. :smile:
Good Luck y'all. Hopefully Sandy will change her mind and head east.
I know it's a Springsteen tune, but I loved it as a Hollies tune first (please excuse the HORRIBLE jump suits)....
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Good luck to all!
You loved it as a Hollies tune FIRST? I hope you found the original soon thereafter because this one....., well, personal taste and all, but I just threw up a little in my mouth checking this out. I didn't know they did a version. I remember when Manfred Mann had a bit of a hit with Spirit in the Night and I can't say I liked that one much either, but I was totally unaware of this one... This is a wonderful song - my first serious girlfriend's name was Sandy and I got serious about her and Bruce at about the same time in the mid-70s. She didn't last - he did...
Raining like a mofo here right now, but the wind hasn't really picked up. Looks like a hell of an afternoon and evening coming. I hope my favorite Jersey Shore haunts are still there by Wednesday. The last time a hurricane made a direct hit on Long Beach Island (where we spend time every summer), I was 3 years old and it cut the island in two. We're waiting until after the storm to rent a place for next summer - gotta see what's still there. Those barrier islands were NOT designed to stay in the same place over time!
Ray, this era of the Hollies makes me a little nauseous too. But I ran out of great 60s Hollies LPs to buy. When Graham Nash left, the Hollies turned into this (gag), but I am just now starting to appreciate Springsteen. I still can't get really enjoy any song with Clarence on it (rock saxophone is almost always an affront to nature), but I appreciate his song craft and his modern day records are mainly truly great.
Funny that you mention Manfred Mann as well. They are another band that was GREAT in the 60s and HORRIBLE in the 70s.
I hope everyone here makes it through the storm all right. The stuff happening on the coast now looks bad, but the blizzard stuff that is scheduled for inland further looks even worse.
Steve, thanks for starting this thread.
I hope we will hear from all our friends who live in the areas where the Sandy's path has been and is heading.
Yesterday we battened down the hatches at our place inland in Connecticut and got back to Rye, NY....when my husband realized he'd left all the chainsaws up there!
Right now we're only having light sprinkles of rain here just northeast of Manhattan, along the Long Island Sound....the winds are picking up...but it's early yet. My concerns are for those who are close to the water though I'm guessing the high tides and storm sea surge will effect the tributaries and the storm drains... Here's hoping our big trees stay put and don't jettison any branches!
Just heard that 1500 are out of power in Brooklyn. Probably downed trees.
As for it going "east" - let's hope for that if it is going to go waaaaaaaaaaaaaay east like out to the middle of the Atlantic.
Right now it seems to be tracking inland....but the reach is long and is still going to effect the coastline.
But heck, you don't need me to be your weather reporter.
Hmmm, how do you feel about Bobby Keys sax work with the Stones? I loved most of it. And I loved the old King Curtis stuff, which was Clarence's primary influence? You just can't listen to it with jazz ears - it was never meant to do the same thing. I had some jazz sax playing friends who always dissed Clarence, but I think they were missing the point. No, he was never Coltrane or Bird, but he was never trying to be. In any case, I like Bruce's early stuff better than his later stuff (the first four albums, through Darkness, where he really started turning dark, are all classics to me), but I pretty much like it all. But then I came up with that early stuff. I was a little young when the great 60's bands were at their early '70's peaks, but Bruce, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Tom Petty, early Talking Heads (saw them in a tiny bar in Tucson in '77 when their first album was just out - had no idea who they were) were all making some of their best music when I was coming of age (the Stones were still really high on my list too, but this was after their '68-'72 output that I don't think anyone will ever top) and was a decent transition between the great '60s stuff and the punk / new wave stuff that followed. So early Bruce was kind of my TIME. Which matters a lot in how we form our tastes.
I feel for folks on the sea-ward side of Jersey - I think they're just getting pounded by this storm. We should be OK this far inland after whatever level of inconvenience, but it could get really dangerous out there...
Wind is gusting here in Boston, but not too much. However, it looks like it is picking up from the last hour. (Goodbye to the little fall foliage remaining. )
My company was kind enough to let us work from home. :smile:
I've always like The Boss, but really it's his early stuff that hits home the most with me...I guess it's because of my age. When you grow up hearing music, it seems to live inside you... Just hearing certain songs is like taking a trip to another time and place. Gosh, I sound like a 1960's-70's version of "Joe Franklin"...for those of you who know who he was. Joe Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glad to hear you're at home up there outside of Bean Town, Herbert - but it is sad about the leaves.
Mine too but I came in anyway. Work is less than 2 miles from home and I bike it, so with rain gear it's easy and fun. Gusts up to 50 now, so maybe I'll go home after lunch.
I didn't want to bet on the MBTA operating throughout the day so I decided to stay at home, even before reading the morning email that folks can work from home. :smile: Sure enough, the MBTA is cancelling all operations by 2 pm.
It's windy in western VA, but it's supposed to get worse as the day wears on. We had a bad power outage this summer via the infamous derecho, so we're hoping to be missed this time. Geez, but this thing is big. The weather map has a warning from Roanoke in SW VA up through Maine. That's a good 700 miles.
Everyone affected be safe!
5 minutes ago a tree fell, just missed a car that I'm planning to cannibalize...
The tree almost beat you to it.