THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Monday, March 25, 2013

STEVE MILLER’S HEAVY BREATHING, AND ANTI-BLACK RACISM

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Confession: This blog bit is really just a stalling tactic, or stopgap, while I try to find the time to compose a couple more “legitimate” blog bits.
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My friends and I were sick and tired of a certain someone appearing front and center on my ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ home page, so I decided I had to post something – anything! – just to bump the previous posts down a notch. And what appears below is all I could throw together with about an hour’s worth of thinking. And, unfortunately, what appears below doesn’t really fit the themes of this blog: Politics (and by extension, religion / spirituality) and Product Reviews.
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Oh well. Sometimes you just “don't want to get caught up in any of that funky shit kicks goin' down in the city”.
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It was recently stated by a certain someone that I am a “loser”; and she later seemed to imply I don’t have original ideas of my own. Well, on one hand, she was right: I am a loser (but not for the reason she said). BUT... I most definitely do have original ideas of my own, as this blog and my defunct blog ‘Stuffs’ will attest. Here comes an original thought of my own, as I never heard anyone mention it before:
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I have often referred to Rock musician Steve Miller as “The Chameleon” (not “The Joker”) because his music, stylistically, seemed all over the map to me. He had a lot of hits but a lot of them sounded like completely different artists to my ears:
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‘Abracadabra’ probably wouldn’t be out of place on a RICK JAMES album; ‘Winter Time’ probably wouldn’t have been out of place on a YES album; ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ sounds like JOHN DENVER; ‘The Joker’ sounds like STEALERS WHEEL; ‘Swingtown’ and ‘Jungle Love’ sounds like STEVE MILLER; and ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ sounds like IT’S OVERPLAYED TO FREAKIN’ DEATH! Please, DJs, no more ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ – PLEASE!
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But now comes an original thought from me (for the one who thought I never thought one). Be FOREWARNED, what I am about to point out to you regarding the Steve Miller hit Jet Airliner is something that, once you’ve heard it, you will never be able to “unhear”. If you like the song and don’t want it ruined for you, you should click off this page NOW.
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Still here? OK, then this is on your own head.
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I noticed decades ago, at the time ‘Jet Airliner’ was a #8 hit (1977) that Steve Miller can often be heard inhaling heavily (“HUuh!”) as he prepares to sing the next line. Once I noticed it, I was never again able to “not hear” it. The song was pretty much ruined for me from that point on. Now all I can hear is Steve going “HUuh!”
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You won’t need to listen to more than just the first verse of this song to hear what I’m yakking about. In fact, you’ll hear the first “HUuh!” just before the first word he sings, and you’ll hear it frequently throughout the rest of the song:
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Jet Airliner | Steve Miller Band
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If anything, the song ‘Wild Mountain Honey’ is even worse! (And also right from the start of it.) If you are a woman and heard this guy over the telephone you’d protly call the cops! Then again, maybe that pronounced inhaling sound is just “The Joker” transforming himself into the “Midnight Toker” (Dude! Don’t bogart that joint!)
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The Steve Miller Band "Wild Mountain Honey"
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Recently, I was listening to an old music cassette I’d put together many years ago which included a #8 hit from 1974 by a One-Hit Wonder called REUNION. Their song was titled ‘Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)’. I remember the song as an AM hit, but I didn’t appreciate it then like I do now. Now, I simply can’t hear it just once; I always replay it two or three times.
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You know that song by Johnny Cash, ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’? Did you think that was fast singing? You ain’t heard nuttin’ yet! Wait 'til you hear Reunion singing ‘LIFE IS A ROCK’.
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A person at YouTube posted the following comment:
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LMAO! Had the lyrics right here in front of me to read and still could not keep up with what he was singing! [I] remember when this song first came out and heard it on the radio, what a fun time that was trying to figure out what was being sung! Great song though and one of the classic tongue-twisters of all time!
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I can’t help wondering how long it took the lead singer, Joey Levine, to memorize all the lyrics and how many takes were required before he got through the entire song flawlessly. I also can’t help wondering what Steve Miller’s breathing would sound like if he ever attempted to sing ‘Life Is A Rock’. (An interesting side note: Johnny Cash is mentioned in the lyrics.)
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Life Is A Rock - Reunion - Full Lyrics
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A great song; I really LOVE it. But what’s up with all the White people mentioned in ‘Life Is A Rock’? Yeah, alright, Ray Charles is included, as is Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. But most of the others “name-dropped” were White. In fact, ‘The Beach Boys’ had four (count ‘em: 4) song titles mentioned, and it just doesn’t get any Whiter than ‘The Beach Boys’!
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Why weren’t more famous multi-major-hit Black artists mentioned, such as ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’, ‘Three Dog Night’, ‘Rare Earth’, and ‘The Doobie Brothers’?
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.
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41 comments:


  1. Stephen,
    My brother, at least they worked the beach boys into it. They might have just started quoting John Lennon tunes or something. They could have murdered their own song. Thank God they didn't.

    Br'er Marc

    P.S. No offense but not one of your A + blogs. You have such a great blog site. Are you sure steve miller belongs on it?

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    1. Am I sure Steve Miller belongs on my blog?!

      DUDE! I'll have you know that Steve Miller did the song 'LIVING IN THE USA'. And now you wanna slyly denigrate that man? What are you, a communist or something?

      If you don't love living in the USA, why don't you move to China or Vermont or someplace like that?

      Rah!-Rah! Go Team USA!
      AMERICA: Love it or leave it!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. I couldn't listen to the Steve Miller song. I didn't want to hear the heavy breathing. I really didn't want the music ruined for me. hahahaha. However, I did listen to the previously unheard Reunion song. Wowza. I couldn't read the lyrics as fast as he was singing them. Amaaaaazing.

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    1. ROBIN ~
      You were right to refrain from listening to the Steve Miller song(s) because I ain't kidding: once you become conscious of the sound of his breathing, from then on you will find it impossible to go back to the earlier time of innocence when you (somehow) failed to hear it.

      And, yeah, that speedsinging is indeed amazing. Neither can I keep up with him while reading the lyrics; I always find myself falling behind. I'm not even sure someone who has completed the "Evelyn Woodhead Spedreading" course could keep up.

      The speedsinging would make the thing a novelty record except for the fact that I actually like the chorus so much - it's too catchy for ME to call this just a novelty song.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. >My friends and I were sick and tired of a certain someone appearing front and center on my ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ home page, so I decided I had to post something – anything!

    If necessary, check the Yellow Pages for "Exorcism Services". Should be right between "Excrement" and "Explosives".

    The sidebar is coming along nicely, though.

    >I also can’t help wondering what Steve Miller’s breathing would sound like if he ever attempted to sing ‘Life Is A Rock’.

    "Oxygen and inhaler, stat!"

    >But what’s up with all the White people mentioned in ‘Life Is A Rock’?

    Sung by Joey "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've Got Luv in My Tummy" Levine.

    Nuf said.

    SigToo

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    1. MASTER SIG II ~

      Yeah, I got exactly what I said I wanted for my sidebar, didn't I? Didn't even have to go scrounging through old BigBitch.com stuffs. (Thank you, Susan! You were right on time.)
      [:-)}

      Yep, 'Life Is A Rock' would probably be 'The Death Of Steve'.

      Did you notice the "Yummy Yummy" wink and nod in the lyrics of 'Life Is A Rock'? I like that kinda stuffs.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. Yes, I knew about the heavy breathing. Always wondered why he left that in. And I bet Reunion left them out in anticipation of all the rap they would inflict us with.

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    1. CW-BRO ~
      Because of all the Pop Music posts you do, I thought maybe it would be you first, but so far no one appears to have "gotten it".

      Gotten what?

      Well, wait until DiscConnected (the man with more compact discs than Homeland Security has hollow-point bullets) checks in, because I'm sure he won't miss it.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. Well, I didn't listen to your warning and now I can't unhear the seemingly asthmatic Steve Miller. I'm still a big fan, though. I saw him live once upon a time ago and I don't recall hearing any of this. Was I just that oblivious?

    Also, it's funny to listen to something like Life is a Rock which is categorized as 'Bubblegum Pop.' Hearing the teeny pop that's on the radio now (i.e. intolerable), you can't even put them in the same category.

    I'd never heard of that particular song before, btw. I like it. The speedsong of my generation was R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World." Back then, without the Internet to aid us, we all had to just kind of guess what the lyrics were. They're not as fast as Life is a Rock, but what he lacks in speed he more than makes up for with nonsensical rambling. Even now I still have no idea what the hell he's singing. Even with the lyrics posted.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsxavPANO8s

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    1. 3-B ~
      Believe it or not, as old as I am, I was already familiar with REM's 'It's The End Of The World'. I didn't know any of the nonsensical words in the verses but I have quoted the chorus many times. Undoubtedly you'd find it in some comment sections at my old 'Stuffs' blog as well as here at 'F-FFF'.

      Do you know 'Louie, Louie' by The Kingsmen? Not a speedsinging song but it's notorious for having utterly indecipherable lyrics. I never paid much attention to the words (even though I once owned the song on an old vinyl compilation record).

      But I heard it on the radio maybe 6 to 8 years ago while driving to a dental appointment and for the first time I actually concentrated on the lyrics and wound up laughing because other than "Louie, Louie, Oh, Baby" I could not be sure of one single word he was singing. Too funny!

      Now that takes some strange form of talent to be able to sing an entire song and somehow make almost every word a mystery!

      'LOUIE, LOUIE' by The Kingsmen
      [What'd he say?!]:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vae_AkLb4Q

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. I need some time to watch that video you posted about 9/11 Plane in Sight, so it'll take some time to respond to that post. I know what you're thinking - a writer who doesn't have a lot of time? Is that even possible? I don't understand it either.

      In the meanwhile, I thought I'd say that yes, I've heard Louie Louie a million times, and yet I never actually stopped to hear the lyrics. Or lack thereof. Those might be the most indiscernible lyrics ever heard. Even after looking them up...

      Louie Louie, oh no
      Me gotta go
      Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
      Louie Louie, oh baby
      Me gotta go

      Fine little girl waits for me
      Catch a ship across the sea
      Sail that ship about, all alone
      Never know if I make it home

      CHORUS

      So... what the hell is this? Is Louie the girl? Why is he sailing out to his girl by way of ship? What is this, colonial England? And why is the singer alone? Does he know how many people it takes to man a ship? Some how, I think we're better off NOT knowing the lyrics.

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    3. BEER BOY BRYAN (3-B) ~

      >> . . . I need some time to watch that video you posted about 9/11...

      I know. You need 1:12:12 EXACTLY.

      And I know how it is, Brother, because I seldom have time to sit and watch a long computer video all the way through in one sitting.

      In fact, SigToo recommended a 2-hour video on Economics / The Fed Reserve to me and I am only halfway through it now because I didn't have a full 2-hour time slot to fit the whole thing into.

      I never even looked up the lyrics to 'Louie, Louie' - I just decided to leave it as a foreign language song.

      And I wonder how accurate the lyrics are that you found. In the Reunion song 'Life Is A Rock', the person who transcribed the lyrics for the video has one line being "fish and swim and", but to me it sounds more like the singer says "vicious women".

      So even when we've been given the lyrics, do we really have 'em? Hmmm...maybe... a definite maybe.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. The Reunion singer seems to never take a breath, and Miller takes them all the time. Actually, I hear an intake at the beginning of the "Life is A Rock" song, and I detect a cut/splice at 21 seconds, so I suspect there are more splices that I missed. That is unfair to those of us who must breathe when we sing!

    I've noticed this audible breath stuff about Miller songs in the past, but I just figured it was the way it was produced and the sound he wanted. The vocals always seemed way more raw than the instruments. They are almost brassy.

    I was a HUGE fan of Miller for his early albums. I loved "Sailor" and "Your Saving Grace." I stopped buying Miller stuff(s) after The Joker, though I still "sort of" liked him.

    As for the sidebar, I don't think that you should sully it with the persimmon-like visage of SLR just because she made a snotty comment to you. If that is the only criteria, I'd be HAPPY to make an insulting remark to you and you could replace her ugly mug with a photo I supply. I guarantee it will look MUCH better than her gussied-up, trying-too-hard-to-look-beautiful, "I think I am a hot Christian woman pretending to be just standing here not trying to look sexy" act she is foisting on us.

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    1. I'm with SB6 when it comes to that sidebar remark. 'Get the hook.' Are you seriously gonna make us look at THAT mug every time we come to your page. If you must include the uninspired insult, maybe you could, at least, place it over a different picture.

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    2. Now, now, FAE, you know we MUST take the bitter with the sweet. Into every life a short little insult must fall.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    3. SHEBOYGANBOY SIX ~

      Yeah, I had also heard that inhalation just before the first verse, but who could begrudge him that, eh? I just listened to it again and didn't hear a "splice" at 21 seconds. You must have sensitive ears, or headphones.

      I owned one or two Steve Miller albums "back in the day" but nothing prior to 'Fly Like An Eagle'. Now the only Miller albums I own are Glenn's, not Steve's.

      >> . . . As for the sidebar... "her gussied-up, trying-too-hard-to-look-beautiful, 'I think I am a hot Christian woman pretending to be just standing here not trying to look sexy' act she is foisting on us."

      Ha! Man, you are way more astute, way more perceptive than I am. I just assumed she was a beautiful, hot Christian woman just standing there not trying to look sexy.

      What's funny is that recently I sent SigToo an Email in which I expressed a desire to add a negative comment or two to my 'Hall Of Fshame' sidebar. He suggested that maybe I bring some over from BigBitch.com, but wondered if that might be cheating.

      I had already thought about doing that and was seriously considering it, even though I really wanted something recent, not ancient.

      It's like 'The Universe' read my mind because suddenly along came SS with her comment, and I thought: Eureka! I have found it!

      What's also funny is that eventually someone new is bound to come along here, read the remark ["I always enjoy when a tiny man attempts to ride the coat tails of my name"] and is immediately going to think: Who is Susan Shannon?

      So, I genuinely appreciate the fact that she came along and provided me exactly what I wanted, precisely when I wanted it. 'Cause, really, it can't be called a 'Hall Of Fshame' if it doesn't include any shame, can it?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  7. Ah, little Stevie Miller and his 'heavy breathing'. Some peoples likes it.

    Reunion and 'Life is a Rock' that one missed my time zone completely.

    BUT, Mr. McCarthy - you know me and I doesn't likes to argue, but Three Dog Night, The Doobie Brothers, Rare Earth and BS&T, thems all white boys; not to mater how them might sound.

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    1. FARAWAYEYES ~

      You winnah!

      After stating that the following text did not really fit any of the themes of this blog (Politics - Religion / Spirituality - Product Reviews), I went and sneaked in a wee bit o' political satire pertaining to those ridiculous people who always attempt to interject "racism" into EVERYTHING.

      And I highlighted their ridiculousness by complaining that some popular, pre-1974 hit-making Black artists got left out of the lyrics. Except that the Black artists I mentioned were White and only sounded Black at times (e.g., Three Dog Night's 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'; Rare Earth's 'Tobacco Road', etc.)

      I was sure SOMEONE would catch the deliberate deception. Congratulations on being that "someone".

      Incidentally, there was one Black member of The Doobie Brothers, otherwise every musician associated with the groups I named was White.

      Ya gotta watch me, 'cause even I don't know what sneaky thing I'll try next.

      ~ Stephen

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    2. Addendum: FARAWAYEYES ~

      I should have added that I have NEVER thought any song by The Doobie Brothers made them sound like a Black group. I only tossed them in at the end to "give away the gig". And also because... well... The Mills Brothers, The Isley Brothers, The Tavares Brothers... any group including the word "Brothers" just HAS to be Black, right?

      (Don't nobody mention The Hudson Brothers, please!)

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  8. Dang! That comment box cut me off again and published or went to you for approval to publish ...Eyes jus gonna say maybe it's jus' 'What a Fool Believe'. Yeah, now yer talkin'

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  9. If I tried to do that kind of speed singing, I'd need to have an oxygen tank strapped on my back. All of that inhalation noise that other guy does reminds me of what some newer amateur radio operators sound like when they first start using a microphone. They breathe right into it. Sounds like Darth Vader.

    Um, are Blood, Sweat and Tears black? I like their sound, and don't really care what color they are, but they sure never looked black on any of my album covers.

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    1. SUSAN ~

      >> . . . Um, are Blood, Sweat and Tears black? I like their sound, and don't really care what color they are, but they sure never looked black on any of my album covers.

      Yeah, they were Black. They only "appeared" White to you on the album covers because deep down you have a subconscious anti-Black racist streak and so your conscious mind made the band members look White to you because you liked their music and thus wanted to like them too.

      Don't feel bad, Susan, because it happens to all of us rednecks: Everytime I see a photograph of Jimi Hendrix he always looks like Eric Clapton to me.

      [See my reply to FarAwayEyes above.]

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. HA! Yeah, Jimi and Eric look a lot alike...

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  10. ALL Y'ALL ~
    Five comments all at once is four too many for me to respond to this early in the morning when I must shower and go waste the time of my life for just enough money to keep the liquor cabinet well stocked.

    SO... all my replies will have to wait until I get off work tonight. See all y'all then, my peeps.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. Floyd Sneed? Name sounds white, drummin' sounds black.

    SigToo

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    1. TWO SIG NIGHT ~
      Good catch! I just now Googled "images for Three Dog Night" and found the token drummer. He doesn't appear in a lot of the photos but he does in some of them.

      Did you just happen to know that, or wuz you doin' some deeper diggin'?

      So, we have one Black musician with The Doobies and one with The Dogs. Not enough to make 'em Black groups but enough to give 'em some rhythm, some funk, and some soul.

      Back in the late 1960s and throughout the '70s, the L.A. Dodgers had a center fielder named Willie Davis, whose nickname was "Three Dog". Nobody really knew why, but my Ma, who had worked for the Dodgers and saw Davis when he was first brought to the Stadium for workouts as a rookie told me the reason: He was a huge fan of the group 'Three Dog Night'.

      I think my Ma may have even owned a 3-D-N album when I was very young. She was pretty funky for a White woman.

      ~ Stephen White Knight

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    2. CORRECTION:

      I just now went to the Wikipedia page for Willie "Three Dog" Davis and found the 'Dodger years' I mentioned for him to be quite outta whack. He started with the Dodgers earlier than I'd remembered (I would have realized that had I considered the years my Ma worked for them, when I was born, and when she had to leave). And he was traded earlier than I remembered too (1973). Well, at least I was able to remember the man himself.

      ~ Stephen

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    3. Did you just happen to know that, or wuz you doin' some deeper diggin'?

      I spent alot of time staring at the pictures in the 'Around the World" album as a kid, instead of doing my homework. Probably wondering what it must be like to be them.

      Sorry for all the "staccato" comments. Just spedread "Dr. Mary's Monkey". Reading about comtaminated polio vaccine must have made me a little edgy or something.

      What did your mom do in the Dodger organization? No wonder she knew her baseball.

      All those great tunes brought me back to the good old days trying not to get beat up in junior high. Still a big fan of Steve Miller even with all the breathing. I'll go with a diagnosis of a deviated septum for now.

      Thanks for the ride, again.

      SigToo

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    4. TWO SIG NIGHT ~
      Now I know why you didn't have the 4.0 GPA you shoulda had. You were a victim of Rock 'N' Roll. (I never even heard of that record before but just checked it out at Wikipee. Saw the words "Organ Solo" and immediately figured I'd like the album.)

      >> . . . All those great tunes brought me back to the good old days trying not to get beat up in junior high.

      WTH? Why? Were you, like, the "hippie" in a very conservative neighborhood or something?

      My Ma was a secretary, first for Al Campanis. (You know the "racism" fiasco concerning him? She said she never ever heard him make a single racist remark when she was working for him, and in fact did more for minority ballplayers than anyone else at that time.)

      Later she became the secretary for Danny Goodman, who was in charge of concessions and souvenirs, and who was an extremely generous man.

      Companies that were creating new baseball and/or Dodger novelties and souvenirs would bring them to Danny Goodman and he would decide what the Stadium would and would not sell. Many of the prototypes he'd give to my Ma to give to Nappy and me.

      To this day we still have some Dodger memorabilia in the house - stuff that was and was not ultimately mass-produced and sold at Dodger Stadium. From where I'm sitting I can see a golf ball with the Dodger logo on top of one of my bookcases. That goes back to when items like that were rare. (Nowadays you find that stuffs at Walmart.)

      We had some of the very earliest "Bobblehead" dolls ever created in our house when I was growing up. (Man, they'd probably be worth Big $ if we still had them. They probably got broken over the years.)

      Somewhere around here is a bottle (circa 1960) of 'ODOR OF SWEATY BASEBALL PLAYERS'. It was men's cologne in a novelty bottle; something D.G. decided not to carry at the Stadium so the sample bottles came to us. (I always thought it smelled good.)

      My Ma quit her job shortly after Nappy was born, but for awhile we were big little hits at the ballpark and have photos of us with the likes of Sandy Koufax and Duke Snider. Also, I was used to model Dodger uniforms for tykes in the earliest Dodger souvenir brochures, and we still have a few copies of a Dodger program where Nappy appears on the cover, having been painted by THIS artist:

      http://www.beatlesportraits.com/

      If I knew how to work our scanner (and if it worked), I could post some of these old photos on my blog, but... alas. (I checked Google Images to see if I could find the program that included my Brother on the cover but I came up empty.)

      Anyway... it seems like I had something of a charmed life at one time but took a wrong turn back there somewhere and wound up in... Airheadzona. Bummer.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    5. >WTH? Why? Were you, like, the "hippie" in a very conservative neighborhood or something?

      No, not really, just too many rats in one cage. I think I would have fit in better if I had been more like "The Joker"...
      The Acoustic Joker

      >My Ma was a secretary, first for Al Campanis.

      I know MBA's who would want that job. I thought your mom might have been an English teacher.

      >Somewhere around here is a bottle (circa 1960) of 'ODOR OF SWEATY BASEBALL PLAYERS'.

      And all I got at Fenway Park was a Red Sox logo printed on a piece of felt attached to a stick. No creativity.

      BTW, I'll be "appearing" in Madison, Wisconsin next week...just in case Sheboyganboy 6 has a condo on the lake or something.

      SigmundoTooMucho

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    6. Thanks for the revealing answer to my question, you Joker. Now I fully understand it.
      :-(

      Nah, my Mom wasn't an English teacher. She was a Mom (and a secretary, and a cocktail waitress, and a professional wrestler). She was a big reader though.

      I've seen 2 or 3 games at Fenway Park and really liked it. The place is so small that regular season games have a playoff-like atmosphere there. However, Pooh tells me that the Fenway Frank can't compare to the Dodger Dog (and to my eyes it didn't look like it could).

      Ha! I don't think Sheboyganboy 6 has a condo on the lake (but anything's possible). I used to know a girl from Madison, Wisconsin, and I visited there once long ago. The song 'Sister Golden Hair' by America always makes me think of her.

      Incidentally, I liked the title of your most recent 'Blog Bit' (or, 'Monkey Throw Dart' Installment). You borrowed a page from my book, which I stole from Rocky & Bullwinkle's book. There's nothing like classic highbrow culture to spruce up a blog, eh?

      ~ STMcC

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  12. Tiran Porter. Name sounds black, bass sounds...mulatto.

    SigToo

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    1. Yeah, that's his name alright. I was too lazy to look it up. Besides, "All for one and one for all" was the motto of The Doobie Brothers. So what's in a name? They were all equal Doobies.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  13. Don Alias, (Blood), Larry Willis (Sweat), and Joe Henderson (Tears).

    SigToo

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    1. Ha!-Ha!
      Now you be, doobie cheatin', Sig! And I won't stand fer it!

      You can't be pullin' out a few good Black folk from a band that has had more members than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has had singers and be thinkin' they count. No, sir!

      'Blood, Sweat & Tears' had a total of 6 Top Forty hit songs (the last one in Aug. 1971) and NO Black members during that time. Dey wuz... WHITE! (And purdy groovy for White dudes, too.)

      When I mention loving 'The Beach Boys', I am referring to the Wilson brothers, their cousin, and their friend. I ain't referring to the 666 musicians who became "Beach Boys" after the glory days had burned out and become a heap o' smoldering "asshes".

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  14. "Rare" Floyd Stokes Jr.

    >Why weren’t more famous multi-major-hit Black artists mentioned, such as ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’, ‘Three Dog Night’, ‘Rare Earth’, and ‘The Doobie Brothers’?

    Joey Levine WAS a racist!

    SigToo

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    1. What, is he dead?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. No, he's just not a racist anymore.

      SigToo

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    3. Oh. Well, I'm glad to learn that he finally saw the white-- er... I mean, the LIGHT!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  15. All music that Americans listen to has Black music at core. From Country, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Metal, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dub Step, Drum & Bass, Club, House. Sadly, due to racism in America, most Americans prefer to hear a white person sing like a Black person than support a black singer, performer. You'll note that racism, is a rather silly notion, because we are all FAMILY from Africa. But try convincing the dim witted ninnies that believe blacks are sub human, etc ! Come together humans, and end the racism.

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    1. Yeah, racism is really terrible, and I absolutely hate it. I wish Blacks would stop with it already!

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