BradHemphill 
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Re: “Danehy: Valentine’s Day Edition

CW13 - I own that concert on DVD and CD and it's a top 10 musical experience for me. Ever. I was just opening my ears to music other than KISS at about 11 or 12 years old when we got HBO. S&G in Central Park. The Who in Toronto. Fleetwood Mac on the Mirage tour. Elton in the Park. Blondie, Donna Summer. Even KISS had an HBO concert. My Dad was a musician so I already had decent musical taste (KISS aside). At any rate, that S&G show is part of my DNA. Took my boys to see Paul Simon in Vegas for his last tour. Great show. Very cool that you even have a story about almost going.

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Posted by BradHemphill on 02/16/2019 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Danehy: Valentine’s Day Edition

Gotta have "Love" in the title, Kentop. Don't be such a rebel. Follow the rules.

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Posted by BradHemphill on 02/14/2019 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Danehy: Valentine’s Day Edition

*gets - I hate typos!

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Posted by BradHemphill on 02/14/2019 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Danehy: Valentine’s Day Edition

And it's at this point that Danehix Sux get unceremoniously kicked out of his cab just outside of Malibu.

Incidentally, I'm going with:

Got Love For Sale - KISS...for fun
The Ballad of Love and Hate - The Avett Brothers...for chills
Through the Eyes of Love - Melissa Manchester...for cheese
Your Love - The Outfield...for air drums
L.O.V.E Machine - W.A.S.P...for unnecessary punctuation and capitalization
Somebody to Love - Queen...for reals

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Posted by BradHemphill on 02/14/2019 at 12:39 PM

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Also, one of my favorite saw-it-on-HBO-when-I-was-young-and-impressionable-guilty-pleasure-cult-favorite films is Robert Zemeckis' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." I still can't get Nancy Allen out of my head!

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Posted by BradHemphill on 05/10/2018 at 12:52 PM

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Complete agreement from me on live performances. The Beatles were not great live. The YouTube link of the 1965 NME concert below is mindblowing. The Moody Blues are ridiculous right off the bat and everyone, and I do mean everyone (shaking my hand in the air a la Lavell Crawford) outperforms The Beatles, especially The Animals, Donovan, The Stones, and even Herman's Hermits. And, as much as I love live music, great songs are still the measure. The Beatles wrote more great songs in just over ten years than all the groups I just mentioned put together.

One "fact check" on "50 years later the Stones are still true to their music and themselves." True. But a rather unfair debate point for the thesis of the column. The Stones might be less "true" if Richards died in 1980. Or Jagger. You pick.

Love "Hide Your Love Away." One of the highlights of my concert-going was seeing Daniel Johnston perform it at the 2009 ACL Festival.

Lastly, you and Tom both being wrong is not something that is hard to wrap my mind around! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93HYF8uuT3…

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Posted by BradHemphill on 05/10/2018 at 12:41 PM

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I might be biased by having played Stones' songs like "Honky Tonk Women" and "Start Me Up" what seems like a million times in various bar bands over the last thirty or so years, but those songs and others ("Satisfaction") just wear on me. Speaking of radio, if a classic Stones' song comes on, I generally change the station out of boredom. Conversely, I have never tuned out "A Day in the Life," or "Strawberry Fields Forever." Admittedly, "Get Back" is getting rather tiresome. Abbey Road might be my favorite album ever. Maybe second. Probably no surprise that my favorite Stones' songs are "Ruby Tuesday," "She Smiled Sweetly," and "Dead Flowers."

We've had this conversation, Tom. I don't need to go to the Rialto for confirmation. Beatles.

p.s. - Weird Al was fantastic at The Fox last weekend. Played almost entirely originals.

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Posted by BradHemphill on 05/10/2018 at 9:35 AM

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