DizRotus

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  1. Photo
  2. Is there a similar cabinet to the right of the hearth?
  3. As you should be. They look very nice.
  4. Had that plane not gone down in Clear Lake, IA, things would have been much different.
  5. I'm trying to encourage the custom. The listings disappear without a photo and the subsequent posts lose meaning.
  6. Yes Bruce. I was Barry confused. Barry Sadler was The Ballad of The Green Berets, Barry McGuire was Eve of Destruction. Neither exactly a party song.
  7. On my way out of town I took some photos of the Woodward Dream Cruise at 8:00 am. There was a string of ~20 '55 - '57 T-Birds. The shot with the 63 Corvair shows a glimpse of the roadside. People in lawn chairs and under tents line both sides of Woodward Ave from Detroit to Pontiac, ~20 miles.
  8. @Ceptorman are you referring to True Love Ways, written by Buddy Holly, but performed here by Peter & Gordon? If there's another Buddy Holly song on the playlist, it escapes me. The challenge has always been limiting the songs that were popular in that defined period of time. Some were easy to elimnate, such as Eve of Destruction, by Sgt.Barry McGuire; not party music. Other were more problematic, such as Last Kiss, by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers or Leader of The Pack, by the Shangri-Las. They stayed, as they're representative of the period. With 218 songs, that's ~ 8 hours of music without repeats. Too much "good" music, rather than not enough.
  9. Thank you. Nothing against Buddy Holly, but he died in 1959, when most of this group was ten. The playlist is not intended to entertain a wide age group; it's intended to remind those who were in high school from 1964 - 1967 of the music from that specific time period. With the exception of two songs, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Runaway, the songs are from that narrow time period. The task was to distill the music to a nearly manageable 218 songs. That period included the beginning of the "British Invasion" by the likes of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Zombies, Yardbirds, Dave Clark Five, et al. There was no place, as well as no need, for the great music of Buddy Holly, and other greats before or after that narrow period. The Lion Sleeps Tonight was included at the specific request of my friend, and Runaway was included by me because Del Shannon is from Coopersville, Michigan, and one of his hits, Keep Searchin', was from the narrow time window, plus, I like it. I frequently enjoy Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and other musicians from before 1964 or after 1967, but that wasn't the assignment.
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  11. Tomorrow I travel to Frankenmuth to again provide music for a 50th HS reunion. After my own 50th a few weeks ago (see post linked below), I'm not making the mistake of dragging La Scalas to this one. My DIY boombox and my son's Faux-Pro Heresys will be more than sufficient for everything from background music to loud and clear dance music. A pdf of the playlist is attached. playlist_pp_1-3.pdf playlist_pp_4-5.pdf
  12. Listings disappear. Photos disappear also, but not so fast.
  13. I'll be in my yard using a pinhole camera with my back to the eclipse. If it's good enough for NASA . . . https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/
  14. I'll have to take your word on that, thank you.