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14 minutes ago, Bogart said:
1 hour ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Sad. He also wrote Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Yeah. Pretty cool he wrote the biggest hits for not only Meat Loaf but for The Dan Band.

Two out of three ain’t bad.

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Maverick filmmaker Monte Hellman died at age 91. He came out of Roger Corman's American International Pictures where he learned to work fast and on a budget. 

Hellman is probably best known for his 1971 road movie Two Lane Blacktop with Warren Oates and James Taylor as opposing street racers but also directed a number of other films starring Oates.

He was an early champion of Quentin Tarantino and is credited as one of the Executive Producers of Reservoir Dogs.

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14 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Maverick filmmaker Monte Hellman died at age 91. He came out of Roger Corman's American International Pictures where he learned to work fast and on a budget. 

Hellman is probably best known for his 1971 road movie Two Lane Blacktop with Warren Oates and James Taylor as opposing street racers but also directed a number of other films starring Oates.

He was an early champion of Quentin Tarantino and is credited as one of the Executive Producers of Reservoir Dogs.

Two Lane Blacktop is just so underrated. Great flick. RIP Monte Hellman

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13 hours ago, STEADYMOBBIN 22 said:

Tony Kornheiser always praises “Jimmy” Steinman. He went to school with him (among many other famous people from Long Island).

First thing I thought of when I read about Steinman: There's your Wednesday show.  :finger: 

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20 hours ago, Bogart said:
21 hours ago, Doug B said:

In Memoriam: "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" with Steinman on vox. Meat Loaf would cover this later.

I bet I have listened to Meat Loaf's version dozens of times, but never heard this one. It's good. Off to Spotify to listen to Bad For Good.

I flubbed my post. The singer in the link above is Rory Dodd, not Steinman. Steinman does sing lead vocals on most of the tracks on Bad for Good, but not on "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through". Still, the single is credited to Steinman, who plays piano on the track.

Rory Dodd is Bonnie Tyler's duet partner on "Total Eclipse of the Heart", the male voice singing "turn around, bright eyes".

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5 hours ago, Doug B said:

I flubbed my post. The singer in the link above is Rory Dodd, not Steinman. Steinman does sing lead vocals on most of the tracks on Bad for Good, but not on "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through". Still, the single is credited to Steinman, who plays piano on the track.

Rory Dodd is Bonnie Tyler's duet partner on "Total Eclipse of the Heart", the male voice singing "turn around, bright eyes".

Went down the Jim Steinman rabbit hole last night, even listened to the Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical. Bad For Good is pretty much the Bat Out Of Hell II demos, even stealing the spoken dialogue. And completely forgot that the intro from Stark Raving Love is used for Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero".

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On 4/20/2021 at 12:50 PM, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Sad. He also wrote Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Don't forget Making Love out of Nothing at All by Air Supply.

RIP and thanks for the tunes!

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3 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

Now I'm waiting for Wikkid's story.  He's just gotta have one.

i'm getting pigeon-holed here.

nothing on Miss Storm., specifically, but Burlesque was responsible for my first real award nomination.

as i've told before, in '75 my gf was selling ad time for a Boston radio station and her customers biggest prob was the actual productions of their commercials. she kept begging me to use my studio expertise to help her w her clients, so i made some spots for Bezerko Bob's Buick and The Blinds Man to chill and keep her naughty & anxious. the GM liked my voiceovers and asked me if i'd read the news (sidebar: the guy who eventually got the job was Robert "Naked Bobby" Desiderio, who will be known to Cheers fans as the proprietor of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern) for them.

i really liked doing this, so i'd go in to WCOZ, produce spots for my gal, write some copy and go on at 6pm. i didn't let them pay me cuz i wanted to keep myself positioned for the the right job (that ended up being my later-syndicated half-hour comedy show, Zero Hour, a whole nuther story). i couldnt really go for News Director cuz i had no Edu or experience and news reader seemed like it was a bottomfeeder pay grade, so i asked the GM if i could do stories on my own. as long as they were self-produced (ie: free) he was fine with it.

anyone who's been to Boston's Govt Center has seen the giant brass kettle in front of a coffee shop (now a Starbucks, of course) across Court St. well, somebody told me that all the "entertainers" from Boston's legendary Burlesque theater, the Howard - which had been torn down to build Govt Ctr - still got together regularly there to reminisce about the good ol' days. i stopped by one Thursday and they were hootin' & hollerin' to stories of the excesses & escapades of their own and the great & famous acts who'd passed thru. i insinuated myself among them and ultimately asked if i could do a piece on em. i assembled a sound team (like in Better Call Saul, now i wish i'd gotten video, of course) from Emerson College and we got 3 hours of great stuff, i found an editor to make sumn out of it and ended up with 5 nice reports. put em on the air and my boss liked em well enough, to pay for my next story, which happened to be about a Georgia governor who had begun his campaign for President 6 months before anyone else by going around to coffee klatches in surburban New Hampshire. can't remember if that turned into anything or not......

somewhere in the vaults of WHDH (my station's parent company) are the tapes from both of those stories and i shonuff would love to hear em again. the old vaudeville comics and variety actors, were my concentration during those interviews, but the memory i come away with was from the dancers, some of whom were insistently ladylike and moral about what they did. of course, the real hoochies would then chime in and we'd have us a grand ol' laugh.

so, that's my Burlesque story. Of course, i'm saving the tale about my father and the legendary Satin Doll until she dies (still with us @ 90sumn)

 

ETA: oh, #### - i buried the lede. anyway, i had no idea there were awards for Excellence in Radio - which is like having awards for Subtlety in Politics - but, several months later i found myself nominated for both my Burlesque @ Oriental Tea Shop and Carter stories. bought a proper suit and went to a dinner and such, but........

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Former Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown dies aged 65

 

The Scottish pop singer fronted the band during their most successful period in the 1970s.

They had hits with tracks like I Only Wanna Be With You, Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang and Give a Little Love.

His family announced online on Thursday that he had died suddenly at his home on Tuesday.

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6 minutes ago, Sinn Fein said:

Former Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown dies aged 65

 

The Scottish pop singer fronted the band during their most successful period in the 1970s.

They had hits with tracks like I Only Wanna Be With You, Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang and Give a Little Love.

His family announced online on Thursday that he had died suddenly at his home on Tuesday.

You forgot about the mighty “Saturday Night”

I had the 45” of Money Honey back in the day.

 

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1 hour ago, Doug B said:

I hadn't realized the Bay City Rollers were that young in their heyday.

Story goes (per Wiki) that they named the band when they threw a dart at a map of the United States, landing first on Arkansas. This did not meet anyone's approval, so a second dart was thrown. It landed near Bay City, Michigan. 

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17 minutes ago, zamboni said:

Little Rock Rollers would have been a good one.

greatest Roller Derby team name never used.

yet. 

I’d like to see a Little Rock Rollers/Helena Wheels matchup.

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2 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

i'm getting pigeon-holed here.

nothing on Miss Storm., specifically, but Burlesque was responsible for my first real award nomination.

as i've told before, in '75 my gf was selling ad time for a Boston radio station and her customers biggest prob was the actual productions of their commercials. she kept begging me to use my studio expertise to help her w her clients, so i made some spots for Bezerko Bob's Buick and The Blinds Man to chill and keep her naughty & anxious. the GM liked my voiceovers and asked me if i'd read the news (sidebar: the guy who eventually got the job was Robert "Naked Bobby" Desiderio, who will be known to Cheers fans as the proprietor of Gary's Olde Towne Tavern) for them.

i really liked doing this, so i'd go in to WCOZ, produce spots for my gal, write some copy and go on at 6pm. i didn't let them pay me cuz i wanted to keep myself positioned for the the right job (that ended up being my later-syndicated half-hour comedy show, Zero Hour, a whole nuther story). i couldnt really go for News Director cuz i had no Edu or experience and news reader seemed like it was a bottomfeeder pay grade, so i asked the GM if i could do stories on my own. as long as they were self-produced (ie: free) he was fine with it.

anyone who's been to Boston's Govt Center has seen the giant brass kettle in front of a coffee shop (now a Starbucks, of course) across Court St. well, somebody told me that all the "entertainers" from Boston's legendary Burlesque theater, the Howard - which had been torn down to build Govt Ctr - still got together regularly there to reminisce about the good ol' days. i stopped by one Thursday and they were hootin' & hollerin' to stories of the excesses & escapades of their own and the great & famous acts who'd passed thru. i insinuated myself among them and ultimately asked if i could do a piece on em. i assembled a sound team (like in Better Call Saul, now i wish i'd gotten video, of course) from Emerson College and we got 3 hours of great stuff, i found an editor to make sumn out of it and ended up with 5 nice reports. put em on the air and my boss liked em well enough, to pay for my next story, which happened to be about a Georgia governor who had begun his campaign for President 6 months before anyone else by going around to coffee klatches in surburban New Hampshire. can't remember if that turned into anything or not......

somewhere in the vaults of WHDH (my station's parent company) are the tapes from both of those stories and i shonuff would love to hear em again. the old vaudeville comics and variety actors, were my concentration during those interviews, but the memory i come away with was from the dancers, some of whom were insistently ladylike and moral about what they did. of course, the real hoochies would then chime in and we'd have us a grand ol' laugh.

so, that's my Burlesque story. Of course, i'm saving the tale about my father and the legendary Satin Doll until she dies (still with us @ 90sumn)

 

ETA: oh, #### - i buried the lede. anyway, i had no idea there were awards for Excellence in Radio - which is like having awards for Subtlety in Politics - but, several months later i found myself nominated for both my Burlesque @ Oriental Tea Shop and Carter stories. bought a proper suit and went to a dinner and such, but........

Amazing.  Somewhere in another thread I want to hear about Zero Hour.  Also what your location means.  MLL = My Lady Love? Someone close to you pass at 40?  Wikkid is easily the most interesting person on FBG.

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Being beyond my preteen years when they came out they weren't my bag though I have to admit that Saturday Night is a damn fine pop song. 

They are among the most punchable group of guys that I have ever seen though.

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33 minutes ago, Corporation said:

Amazing.  Somewhere in another thread I want to hear about Zero Hour.  Also what your location means.  MLL = My Lady Love? Someone close to you pass at 40?  Wikkid is easily the most interesting person on FBG.

birth name, Mary Louise Lauer. celebrated 25 years as a widower on Tuesday (amid a crushing full-body slam from Vax2 on Monday). miss My Lady Love every day...

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10 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:
10 hours ago, Corporation said:

Amazing.  Somewhere in another thread I want to hear about Zero Hour.  Also what your location means.  MLL = My Lady Love? Someone close to you pass at 40?  Wikkid is easily the most interesting person on FBG.

birth name, Mary Louise Lauer. celebrated 25 years as a widower on Tuesday (amid a crushing full-body slam from Vax2 on Monday). miss My Lady Love every day...

My condolences wikkid. My Mom has been gone almost 7 years and my Dad says he misses her every day. 

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18 hours ago, Corporation said:

Amazing.  Somewhere in another thread I want to hear about Zero Hour.  Also what your location means.  MLL = My Lady Love? Someone close to you pass at 40?  Wikkid is easily the most interesting person on FBG.

Story time with @wikkidpissahsounds like a great idea. 

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13 hours ago, FairWarning said:

dang. this will probably be the only rapper i will eulogize on these pgs but, if raphop MCing had gone the Shock G route rather than the preening, style-bound sociopath direction it did, the art form would be a LOT more gangsta. RiPups -

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On 4/22/2021 at 2:35 PM, Corporation said:

Somewhere in another thread I want to hear about Zero Hour.  

 

9 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Story time with @wikkidpissahsounds like a great idea. 

most of the good ones been told. i would like to tell the Zero Hour story - cuz i literally wrote 2000 pgs of performed comedy in under 2 yrs and i have no idea how, except it cost me an ulcer - but i dont remember the sketches well enough (my agent still has the only extant copy of my SNL audition tape and he's been dead for two years) and its more saga than story & i dont know how to shorten it.

the one story i have longed for years to properly tell was being taught a mindfulness technique by a serial killer under an I-80 overpass 50 years ago, but the last time i tried to write a story i didnt think i could tell (the Holiday Girl story in the OFFICIAL WIKKIDPISSAH STORY THREAD of a decade ago) it came out awful

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21 hours ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Story goes (per Wiki) that they named the band when they threw a dart at a map of the United States, landing first on Arkansas. This did not meet anyone's approval, so a second dart was thrown. It landed near Bay City, Michigan. 

My undergrad Financial Management class had a semester long portfolio contest. I had one I chose and told the prof I was going to use darts at the WSJ to set a second one. The dart came in second out of 17. True story. Take that magic 8 ball.

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3 hours ago, Dr. No said:

Sex Packets was my first  "parental advisory" CD in 1990.   I adore this album to this day.

Underwater Rhymes,  Packet Man, Doowhatchalike, Rhymin' on the funk... Gutfest '89

Such a great album.  No idea why they seemingly fell off a cliff but damn those are some great songs especially Doowhatchalike.  

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9 hours ago, Doug B said:

Some don't take this track seriously ... but IMHO Shock G/Humpty's breakdown is the best part of the "We're All In the Same Gang" single.

Got the text from a buddy on Thursday.  Crushed me.  Not as bad as Prince or Cornell or Chester, but I loved DU's albums.  I think I texted him about 10 Youtube videos in response.  I bought the We're all in the same Gang CD 80% because of the DU contribution.  Also chatted with him months ago about the movie they were in.  Has a crazy Japanese title.  Told him their Same Song EP release had maybe the most hilarious cover I've ever seen.

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21 hours ago, Pipes said:
On 4/23/2021 at 9:12 AM, Dr. No said:

Sex Packets was my first  "parental advisory" CD in 1990.   I adore this album to this day.

Underwater Rhymes,  Packet Man, Doowhatchalike, Rhymin' on the funk... Gutfest '89

Such a great album.  No idea why they seemingly fell off a cliff but damn those are some great songs especially Doowhatchalike.  

I wore that tape out the summer before my freshman year in college.  

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NASA astronaut Michael Collins.
Among many accomplishments, Collins is best known for being pilot of the command module for Apollo 11 – the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

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On 4/21/2021 at 4:51 PM, Leroy Hoard said:

I always want to give credit to artists that buck their current trend. Nothing on commercial radio at the time sounded like Bat Out of Hell.

My parents met Meatloaf at the Vegas airport right as this we coming out 

Dad: Nice to meet you, what was your name again? 
 

Meatloaf: Meatloaf

Dad to mom: what a wacko 

 

side note: I’m making meatloaf tonight 

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2 hours ago, boilerdave said:

NASA astronaut Michael Collins.
Among many accomplishments, Collins is best known for being pilot of the command module for Apollo 11 – the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

RIP to Collins. Only 91-year-old Buzz Aldrin remains from Apollo 11 now.

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