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« Reply #195 on: June 12, 2007, 02:44:55 PM »

Those would be the Philadelphia Atoms, Fury, or Fever. You're in the ballpark though...

Man, hadn't thought of those teams in years.
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« Reply #196 on: June 12, 2007, 03:42:15 PM »

pro tennis team?
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« Reply #197 on: June 12, 2007, 05:25:26 PM »

Ya know...  I always took it at face value and assumed it was the declaration of independence -- it came out right before the bicentenial and all that...

I guess now you're going to tell us some wild story???
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« Reply #198 on: June 12, 2007, 09:00:51 PM »

Ya know...  I always took it at face value and assumed it was the declaration of independence -- it came out right before the bicentenial and all that...

I guess now you're going to tell us some wild story???

Yeah, but in that era was also "You're in My Heart" by Rod Stewart, which was about a soccer team, too -- at least I think, maybe that's another urban legend thing -- so knowing EJ was a big soccer and/or rugby (and why not cricket while I'm a it?) fan....well, that was my rationale.

(Quieting down, ready to hear the wild story.)
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« Reply #199 on: June 13, 2007, 07:52:40 AM »

I never was a very big Elton John fan, but he had some good songs.  For fans, I guess that would be an understatement. 

Anyway, find myself longing for back albums of Emmylou Harris these days, picking up Bluebird and now Heartaches and Highways.
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« Reply #200 on: June 13, 2007, 08:09:37 AM »

Can't blame Ajab for sticking with the family, but maybe he's also working on the Ron Paul campaign.

forgive me; couldn't resist this.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/thornton/thornton35.html
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« Reply #201 on: June 13, 2007, 08:18:19 AM »

I never was a very big Elton John fan, but he had some good songs.  For fans, I guess that would be an understatement. 

Anyway, find myself longing for back albums of Emmylou Harris these days, picking up Bluebird and now Heartaches and Highways.

ah, yes. if only i were a bluebird. or you were a bluebird. or a hotel. or a highway. or, or...
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« Reply #202 on: June 13, 2007, 09:36:10 AM »

Well, unfortunately it's not a terribly crazy story, but at the time Billie Jean King owned a World Team Tennis team called the Philadelphia Freedoms, and she and Elton were friends. Hence the song.
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« Reply #203 on: June 13, 2007, 10:01:12 AM »

On the topic of Emmylou Harris two of my faves of hers are Cowgirls Prayer and Live at the Ryman. I am not a religious person at all but her rendition of Tommorow in Jerusalem on the first album gives me the goosebumps.

Right now listening to a great set of Dylan covers by the estimable Tim O'Brien. I am sure others might beg to differ but I prefer his versions to the orginals, but that is quirky ol me.
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« Reply #204 on: June 13, 2007, 02:17:41 PM »

Only Emmy Lou Harris I have is her backing Gram Parsons on GP and Grievous Angel,
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« Reply #205 on: June 13, 2007, 02:54:43 PM »

drink no, smoke yes. now that's quirky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjH50O94hSw
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« Reply #206 on: June 13, 2007, 04:16:09 PM »

we take only cash on this planet of apes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFtL7uD5uTo
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« Reply #207 on: June 13, 2007, 04:20:19 PM »

jacobs:

I too love that Jerusalem song, even though you know what's coming.  Those two cds are two of my favorites.  Another one is Bluebird, with a wonderful version of Hiatt's Icy Blue Heart.

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« Reply #208 on: June 13, 2007, 04:46:57 PM »

Emmy Lou Harris was never one of my favorites...but Graham Parsons...now that's a horse of a different color...
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« Reply #209 on: June 13, 2007, 09:13:00 PM »

If anyone's around and is not listening already, PBS is doing a program of Sting doing Dowland's Music on the Lute and from his song-book.

Started at 9:00p.m.
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