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Bracie Smathers

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  1. 63. The Police - Invisible Sun The TROUBLES. In the early 80s war torn Northern Ireland was rife with hate. "And their only gonna change this place, by killing everybody in the human race." The video was banned on MTV
  2. May be the most deserving award and speech in decades. Per fashion. I haven't read the whole thread but no one has said a word about Luara Dern shooting and skinning two Bjork's to make that 'dress'?
  3. Impressive since Wikkid spaces out his predictions, once every 5 years. He started with the 22nd Academy Awards.
  4. 64. Stevie Wonder - Did I Hear You Say You Love Me You know when people say Stevie Wonder is a musical genius? Listen to Hotter Than July and you'll come to the conclusion... He is.
  5. 65. John Lennon - Watching the Wheels / Starting Over John started writing Watching the Wheels back in 1977 with an original title of Emotional Wreck. The song went through different iterations over the next few years till he put it down on track at the Hit Factory. It was released posthumously a few months after his death. Just Like Starting Over is ranked 62rd on the list of the top-100 songs of all time. Released on the day Mark David Chapman shot Lennon.
  6. Well, THAT was MY interpretation of Winwood back in 81 when I was 19. So I hadn't heard of him as a teenager other than Arc of a Diver. I had heard Traffic but hadn't made many musical connections at that time and I completely forgive my 19 year old self because I got up to speed over the next few years and I think we all know the joy of making musical connections over time.
  7. 66. Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You Like I Love You I said their would be an exception and I would explain when I got the song. Michael Stanley was THEE single biggest thing in NE Ohio when I was in high school and was generously played on the big radio station WMMS The Home Of The Buzzard who played local groups like Alex Bevan and basically built the buzz behind MSB. EDIT: to add one of the best versions of Skinny Little Boy From Cleveland Ohio by Alex Bevan I made an exception because MSB was huge, it only missed by a month, and Michael Stanley passed as I
  8. Yeah, no strong convictions at all with this draft and I bumped a previous mock because typically at this time of the year the pool is crawling with mocks so I was glad to see someone step up.
  9. 67. Steve Winwood - Night Train / Second Hand Woman When I first heard Steve Winwood in the early 80s I thought he was a brand new artist. MTV showed a few vids so I saw his fresh face then I was told he was the lead singer of the Spencer Davis Group and I thought no way but it turns out he was only 16 at that time. I saw Winwood and Robert Cray at Fiddler's Green. We got there late and Cray seemed to turn and sing right at us and the crowd turned back. It was pretty cool since I had always wanted to see Winwood and I loved Cray. Arc of a Diver is an exceptional album IMHO
  10. 68. James Taylor - Her Town Too Written by JD. Souther and James Taylor. JD and Linda Ronstat were breaking up and James and Carly Simon were heading towards divorce so its been speculated that lines like. "She gets the house and the garden He gets the boys in the band." JD has refused to say who the song is about and Taylor has deflected saying the song was about his manager's wife as they were recently divorced. EDIT: Forgot to add this is obvious pandering to timshochet
  11. 69. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose It seemed like this song was always playing in the background anytime we went out to a club looking for girls. Great into to this song that starts with the synthesizer to bass before the guitar. They had more success than I thought but that name. They saw a magazine with the name Covergirl and changed it to Coverboy which transformed into Loverboy.
  12. 70. The Police - Canary in a Coal Mine My nephew turned 40 recently but back when he was three we would sing Canary in a Coal Mine together. Cool uncle memory, lol.
  13. WIKI LINK released October 31, 1980 I state in the first thread that I encompass both 82 and 81 but will go back to October of 80. Also I specially noted I make one exception going back to September of 80 and will explain when I get to that group.
  14. Mac Jones in the first would make some Browns fans day but I don't think its happening either.
  15. 71. Rolling Stones - Slave If I'm going to stoop to pandering to Bink then its only fair to pander to Doc Op, lol. Great tune.
  16. 72. AC/DC - Hells Bells Released after the death of lead singer Bon Scott. The song begins with a funeral dirge sounding 2,000 pound brass bell chiming, an excellent choice before kicking into classic hard driving angry axing guitar.
  17. 73. Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love For years and years I mistakenly thought this was J. Geils. I just assumed since they sound so similar. When the net opened up to music I couldn't find this tune for J. Geils and it really frustrated me. Not sure when I discovered it was Delbert McClinton but I love this tune and I think the wait increased my joy with this tune.
  18. Who is the right guy? I have absolutely no clue this year, none. I've been thinking CB or EDGE but WR and DT are also in play and outsiders are adamant about mocking LBers to us. AB opens it up to just about any position. ---------------------------------------------- NFL Update@MySportsUpdate #Browns GM Andrew Berry says he believes you have to approach every draft with a long-term mindset, not addressing needs: "Bill Polian used to say, 'Your needs today aren't the same as your needs tomorrow.' I definitely have found that to be true throughout my football career." --
  19. Love Chase but I really like Boyd and Higgins and your QB is still not healthy after taking a tremendous beating. I fear for his health, not just physically but psychologically their is a limit. I'd take the OT and not worry about his blind side for a decade. Not sexy but take care of JB.
  20. KC has been to and won one of the last two SBs. It not a debate, they are the biggest threat in the AFC. Next year when other teams advance they will be playing KC in KC, not Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Baltimore should have dealt with anyone in the NFC but if they 'had' to go AFC then anyone other than KC.
  21. Well, I put it to you this way. The AFCN has a lot of 'good' RBs and one that scares everyone. We know who that is. Najee has the 'potential' to be scary.
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