OT: TO ROCKGOR

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrdad, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    Don't know if it has played on the PBS station down there

    but there is a KINGSTON TRIO special on KQED San Francisco

    playing at this moment. It's part of the Fund Raiser for

    the Station so I just pledged one thousand dollars on your

    credit card no. as I know you would have wanted me to!!


    It's a pretty good show and musical documentary of sorts.

    Try to catch it if on PBS down there in GOD'S Country!!

    MRDAD
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I saw the Kingston Trio when they and I were both young. I got a K-Trio CD recently. It was recorded recently too. Only had one original member of the trio. John Stewart is dead I think, but he left the group when it was at the height of its popularity. Dave Guard, Something Shane, Nick Reynolds? Can't remember much of anything these days.

    Some flyer I got re: folk music mentioned one fellow who had been a subsequent member of 3 different groups. I think it was the K Trio, the Limeletters and the Chad Mitchell Trio. Something like that. All 3 were top groups anyway.

    If you managed to charge something on my card, I am not worried in the slightest. I have a credit limit of $35. (By the way, I am so old I remember when I was a kid my mother had a credit card made out of cardboard.)

    Of course PBS is far better than commerical stations, but I do think it's a little funny when millionaires come on and ask me to send money..

    I think even PBS has commercials now. Haven't seen any TV for 3-4 years. I believe I am one of only 63 people who doesn't watch, talk, breath, sigh over American IDol. Meanwhile the country is falling apart. Well, one of the good things about getting old is you can leave stuff for the young people to worry about. After all, I can't do anything about it anyway.

    So did you fill out your profile yet? I can't look because it would erase my post. Haha

    Yours till Dolly Parton turns 60
    Rock
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    My older Bro. use to go down to North Beach here in S.F.
    and see the Limelighters and the Kingston Trio when they
    were all first getting started. I think I mentioned to
    you at one point that Glen Yarlborough came into my
    dinner house years ago up in the Sierra. My wife and
    I reconized him but couldn't figure out from where at
    that moment until upon leaving payed for his Dinner
    with his credit card.

    Cary Grant use to be part owner of a Dude Ranch up there
    too and would come into Town for dinner but never to my
    place. I suspect someone must have "tipped him off".
    Well, Glen enjoyed his dinner and I don't think Cary
    could sing anyway!!

    Gotta Crash!
    Glad we have Honora back,
    MRDAD
  4. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    NEW STORY: By popular demand!!??
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    No, I don't think Cary could cary a tune. Haha

    I see on the net that the home Carry and Randolph Scott lived in is up for sale: $4,000,000. Some Hollywood biographers, etc. have said they had a long term affair.

    Others say great friends sans sex.

    I saw the Limeliters in concert in Pasadena many decades ago; also Glen Yarborough way back in the 60s in a solo concert. He gave the trio its distinctive sound just the way Judith Durham did for the Seekers.

    If you asked young people in those times, what is your favorite music, they always included folk. I don't suppose kids nowdays know what folks is. I don't think they know much of anything actually, but then old people always say that. I guess they know where the mall is.

    Hope you're having a good day.
    [This Message was Edited on 08/12/2006]
  6. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    This young recent College Grad was headed to Europe
    and told me that one of the countries he was going to wasGreece. I ask him if him planned to spend alot of
    time in Athens? ANS: "Oh, is that in Greece"?? Well,
    so much for Western Civilization!

    MRDAD

    P.S. OH, don't tell me Randy Scott rode side saddle!!
    Cary Grant's ranch,interestingly enough, was
    " North by Northwest "from Truckee Ca
  7. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    Heard a local interview on NPR a couple of weeks ago

    with Linda Ronstadt. I have several of her Albums

    from decades ago as one of my very favorite voices.

    Very much surprized to hear her say that she CANNOT

    read music. I mean, I can't either even when they

    put all the notes downside-up!!

    Most listerners wanted most to hear about her former

    long ago relationship with Jerry Brown. She was very

    curtious with her answers without saying much in reply.

    MRDAD
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    in 1971. My in laws were visiting from MN. Took them to
    see the Glen Campbell Show being taped. The guests were Linda and Liberace.

    Linda sang one song. That was it. No chit chat; no romping around in a skit. (Liberace played a pirate.) Just came out, stood in the center of 4 pillars and sang a song.

    Don't remember what song. Before Glen became famous he used to live next to one of my coworkers. She thought he was a goof. She came home one day and found his son and her son riding down the street in a golf cart.

    She said Glen annonyed all the neighbors by playing his records over outdoor speakers. She was pleased when he moved.
  9. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I sing Starry Night quite a lot, also Leaving on a Jet Plane.

    I play the guitar finger plucking style and these tunes fit well.

    Does anyone here recall Scarlet Ribbons? Drive everyone nuts singing that one.

    I used to be great at Name that Tune until 1965 when the whole world stopped for me music wise. Donlt know why. Just stopped listening much.

    Loved Linda Ronstad in Pirates of Penzance.

    I am a Gilbert and Sullivan fam- Poor wandering one....trala

    Love Anne Cromwell

    Hey dncnfngrs havn't heard from you in an age, hope we are still friends.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    The pop tune as we knew it in our youth is dead. The decline started in the mid 60s.

    Also, good singing voices have become a thing of the past.

    But I have thousands of old records w/ wonderful music on them. (Bought almost all of them used for a pittance, excuse me, a mere pitance.)

    I often wish I had been born w/ a great voice. Alas, we don't get to chose. I was born w/ a great mind. The mind is now falling apart. But generally speaking minds last longer than voices. Most high voices (sopranos and tenors) start to fade at about age 50.

    I wish I were 50 again. It doesn't matter how old you get. There's always somebody to say, "Gee, I wish I were 76 again."
  11. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I'm glad you are back to the Party! Linda Ronstadt's
    "I'll Always Love YOU". of course written b y Dolly
    Parton, has never beensung as well by anyone else but
    Linda. (In my opinion)??

    Did you write down those lyrics from memory that you
    shared? I'm have a more difficult time remembering
    songs or Poems that I use to repeat easily! Think it's
    that "brane frog' thing.

    I heard an interview with Leonard Cohen on NPR not to
    long ago and he influenced about everyone. Tape one of
    my old Cohen albums for my Son recently and he is enjoy-
    ing the work. I believe he just turned 70 as did Little
    Richard!! Who couldn't like Little Richard(??) Saw him
    on a side stage as I walked thru a Casino in Carson City
    Nev. when he was "down and out" and singing in "Drag". Fealt
    awful for him! Glad he became very popular again and
    recovered from the bad times.


    "talk" later,
    MRDAD
    [This Message was Edited on 08/13/2006]
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    AND THE WEATHER BLOW YOUR DREAMS SKY HIGH,
    SAIL AWAY, SAIL AWAY, SAIL AWAY!"
    Noel Coward
    from the show of the same name.


    Yes, Honora, you is right, as usual. I'm sure contemporary entertainers will be remembered with affection, but not by US. People like the music of their youth, and mine (my youth) has long since fled.

    Trying to think. I guess the most recent music I like is from 20 years ago. Roger Miller won a Tony for his b'dway show "Big River". It has great music. But then Roger was writing songs half a century ago, so can't claim he is contemporary.

    The last time I saw Roger was in Las Vegas. He introduced me to his mother who was wearing a white evening gown.*

    Some show biz friends of mine told me they were always impressed w/ Roger. He could take so many drugs and remain conscious.

    *Since I belong to a 12-step program of rigorous honesty I must admit this was also the only time I talked to Roger.

    Which would make our lives better? More or less continuity? As someone must have said, "Today many things are digital, but life is analogue."

    Thanks to everybody for sharing memories if not their Cats.

  13. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    I'm glad we had so much FUN with this simple Post over
    the last few days! Surprized for some reason, Honora,
    that you're not an Andrew Lloyd Weber fan. I got his tape
    (50) B'Day caught in my VCR and was worried that I would
    ruin it trying to get it free. Removed the top and was
    able to free it. My "OLD' Squeeze loves to see the show
    each time she comes to see me.

    "The Sister's of Mercy" is my very favorite of L. Cohen's
    although it is hard to designate a favorite with him.

    All please have a great day!!
    MRDAD
  14. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    When I was in London the Musical "1776" was playing.

    It was billed as the a "New Musical from the Colonies"

    Didn't see it as I was too busy seeing other sites in

    the Short period of time I was allowed. Did see "Les Mes"

    in S.F. on a New Year's weekend. Before the Performance

    I remembering proposing a toast to my new girl friend

    to "Friendship and Love". That was 1986 and she was the

    one who came down to SF to see me a few weeks ago!

    "The more things change the more they remain the same."
    I. Newton (??)

    Going to my Son's house tonight across town to cook

    him dinner. Gonna take a nap first.
    Nighty nite,
    MRDAD








  15. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    When we were kids in UK we used to tune into Radio Luxenburg on the short wave.

    Johnny Rivers and the Bluegrass Boys were always on and their signature tune was Dang me, dang me, they oughta get a rope and hang me

    They also sang: May the bird of paradise fly up your nose
    may an elephant caress you with his toes
    may your wife be plagued with ladders in her nose
    may the bird of paradise fly up your nose

    then

    dang me dang me they oughta get.....

    You would not be too envious if you heard how badly I actually play the guitar, although the singing voice is still OK.

    I used to have a lot of the old standards, Peggy Lee, Roger Miller indeed, Frank Sinatra, those great Cohen lyrics too-I also like ABBA thought they were good songwriters, very catchy.

    did he write Good authors too who once knew better words now only use four letter words writing prose, anything goes.

    My first spouse was in a quite well known rock group in the early 60's(British)so I got to meet The Stones, Dusty Springfield, even danced one dance with Sir Paul...Those were the days my friends......

    Honora I think I told you that when I was first in the USA in Manhattan several people thought I was Jonie Mitchell,(though my teeth are not quite as large I do resemble her) and I do love to sing "Clouds" too.

    Linda has an 8 octave voice. Rent the Pirates of Penzance movie some time just to revel in her singing...so great.

    Love Anne Cromwell
  16. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Hey!! I'm hitting on Honora now. What are you doing

    here. If I remember right, you dumped me for the TROLL!!

    And besides, you're married an Honora isn't. Hope ya

    have a good time with the little guy who has ta live

    under a bridge.

    MRDAD P.S. No more Lima Bean dinners for you!! But can
    we still be friends?? I think Roger Millers
    Biggest hit was "Trailers for Sale or
    Rent" [This Message was Edited on 08/15/2006]
  17. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Well Mr Dad, Is this since I confessed I look like Joannie Mitchell-it's the teeth, I'll bet you it's the teeth....

    That old troll, see he or she was booted off, Maybe we should all sing "Trollers for sale or rent"

    Well after I discover you are hitting on Honora I will have to end by singing:

    "Well I don't believe in IF anymore.........."

    Fun posts here, maybe we should form a collective called "Srgnt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band"- but wouldn't that be a great lyric if someone ever wrote it....
    You know, if we all ever got together(in life) you just KNOW we would be asked to leave the restaurant....


    Love ANNE CROMWELL


  18. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    Yea, we had lots of fun!! I still propose that we have

    that "NON-REUNION" RE-UNION whereby Kholmes as the mod-

    erator, has us up on a stage one by one we guess "who

    belongs to which name". Is it a PLAN??

    Have fun today,
    MRDAD
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    MrDad. I'll be easy to identify. I'm the one who used to have a mustache.

    Ever hear Stephen Foster's song, "If You've Only Got a Mustache"? They don't write 'em like that anymore.
  20. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    AND FOR GOOD REASON I'M SURE!!!

    MRDAD