Zappa.com

The Official Frank Zappa Messageboards
It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:24 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 546 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 pm
Posts: 16340
KUIII wrote:
The Celebrating David Bowie Tour is coming around next spring. Closest show to me is Santa Rosa on March 4th. I might go but can't commit for a while. Adrian Belew and other Bowie band members are in the band. Unfortunately, no David hologram. :mrgreen:

Also, the popular Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, is performing within walking distance of my apartment this Thursday. I should probably go given the extreme convenience. :idea:


A friend of mine saw them a couple weeks ago here in Omaha, and was duly impressed. I had a bad cold and couldn't go.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 29948
Location: Somewhere in time
calvin2hikers wrote:
KUIII wrote:
The Celebrating David Bowie Tour is coming around next spring. Closest show to me is Santa Rosa on March 4th. I might go but can't commit for a while. Adrian Belew and other Bowie band members are in the band. Unfortunately, no David hologram. :mrgreen:

Also, the popular Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, is performing within walking distance of my apartment this Thursday. I should probably go given the extreme convenience. :idea:


A friend of mine saw them a couple weeks ago here in Omaha, and was duly impressed. I had a bad cold and couldn't go.



Is that what the kids are calling it now... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:41 pm
Posts: 16340
Plook wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
A friend of mine saw them a couple weeks ago here in Omaha, and was duly impressed. I had a bad cold and couldn't go.


Is that what the kids are calling it now... :mrgreen:


Yes, and adults too. What did they call it in your day?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
calvin2hikers wrote:
KUIII wrote:
The Celebrating David Bowie Tour is coming around next spring. Closest show to me is Santa Rosa on March 4th. I might go but can't commit for a while. Adrian Belew and other Bowie band members are in the band. Unfortunately, no David hologram. :mrgreen:

Also, the popular Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, is performing within walking distance of my apartment this Thursday. I should probably go given the extreme convenience. :idea:


A friend of mine saw them a couple weeks ago here in Omaha, and was duly impressed. I had a bad cold and couldn't go.

Thanks Calvin for the endorsement. I'm definitely going. In the posters around town it looks like a pretty big band, maybe 7-8 members. It's actually Saturday which takes care of my weekend plans.

It's kind of interesting in that this band is playing the two previous nights in Napa and Sacramento in venues where I have traveled to see Zappa Plays Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Al DiMeola and others and here this show is happening in my little dinky town.

http://www.paradiseperformingarts.com

They usually only have old people shows here. OK, a Led Zeppelin tribute show in 2017 might qualify as an old people's show. Last week I saw a Fleetwood Mac tribute band in a neighboring town by accident. www.facebook.com/runningintheshadows. They were pretty good.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Posts: 23324
Location: >>==> Wellington New Zealand
KUIII wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
KUIII wrote:
The Celebrating David Bowie Tour is coming around next spring. Closest show to me is Santa Rosa on March 4th. I might go but can't commit for a while. Adrian Belew and other Bowie band members are in the band. Unfortunately, no David hologram. :mrgreen:

Also, the popular Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, is performing within walking distance of my apartment this Thursday. I should probably go given the extreme convenience. :idea:


A friend of mine saw them a couple weeks ago here in Omaha, and was duly impressed. I had a bad cold and couldn't go.

Thanks Calvin for the endorsement. I'm definitely going. In the posters around town it looks like a pretty big band, maybe 7-8 members. It's actually Saturday which takes care of my weekend plans.

It's kind of interesting in that this band is playing the two previous nights in Napa and Sacramento in venues where I have traveled to see Zappa Plays Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Al DiMeola and others and here this show is happening in my little dinky town.

http://www.paradiseperformingarts.com

They usually only have old people shows here. OK, a Led Zeppelin tribute show in 2017 might qualify as an old people's show. Last week I saw a Fleetwood Mac tribute band in a neighboring town by accident. http://www.facebook.com/runningintheshadows. They were pretty good.


How many fast food establishments are located between your apartment and The Crest KU? :wink:

_________________
hey punk, where you going with that presidential pardon in your pocket? I, I don't recall.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
Fortunately, just Taco Bell and it's currently closed for renovation. :mrgreen:

*The Crest is actually the name of the Sacramento venue.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 4772
Fast Food and Tribute Bands. Who can say America isn't living up to it's potential?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
downer mydnyte wrote:
Fast Food and Tribute Bands. Who can say America isn't living up to it's potential?

Speaking of America tribute bands, Ventura Highway kicks ass!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:19 am
Posts: 12693
Location: the siege perilous
KUIII wrote:
Speaking of kick ass American tribute bands, WHERE IN THE HIGHWAY TO HELL IS COEVAD!?!?

repaired it.

_________________
el mapian poetry sucks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 4772
There is a tribute band for America?

Like, Muskrat Love America?

Once you release a song like Muskrat Love it should be all over. Who would keep listening to an album after hearing just one verse and chorus of Muskrat Love? But yet....a tribute band?

Will Ferrell often puts the absolute shittiest crap music from the 70s in his movies. It's hilarious. He knows. He was traumatized by the same shit as me. He had this song in one of the movies, I'm pretty sure. And there's one where he's got a Pablo Cruise t shirt. hahaha. There's probably a Pablo Cruise tribute act. May they be eaten by hyenas.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
Muskrat Love was the Captain and Tenille, downer. Geez, I thought you knew your music, man. Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille.* Another fine act worthy of a tribute. :)

http://www.facebook.com/captainandcamille

Pablo Cruise was actually on the bill of the first concert I ever went to opening for Elvin Bishop in 1978. They played the crap out of Pablo Cruise at my high school dances too. "It's time to find your place in the sun", "Watcha Gonna Do", "Love Will Find a Way", etc.

Will Ferrell's rendition of Aqualung in Anchorman is pretty classic.

*Interesting side note. Did you know Toni Tenille is credited for some backing vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:14 am
Posts: 29685
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
KUIII wrote:
Muskrat Love was the Captain and Tenille, downer. Geez, I thought you knew your music, man. Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille.* Another fine act worthy of a tribute. :)

Willis Alan Ramsey, an American singer/songwriter, released the critically acclaimed album, "Willis Alan Ramsey", in 1972 on the Shelter label. The album included "Muskrat Candlelight" which was covered twice as "Muskrat Love," first by America in 1973, then by Captain & Tennille, in 1976.

_________________
You're probably wondering why I'm here
(not that it makes a heck of a lot of a difference to ya)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
just plain doug wrote:
KUIII wrote:
Muskrat Love was the Captain and Tenille, downer. Geez, I thought you knew your music, man. Daryl Dragon and Toni Tenille.* Another fine act worthy of a tribute. :)

Willis Alan Ramsey, an American singer/songwriter, released the critically acclaimed album, "Willis Alan Ramsey", in 1972 on the Shelter label. The album included "Muskrat Candlelight" which was covered twice as "Muskrat Love," first by America in 1973, then by Captain & Tennille, in 1976.


Well, color me embarrassed! :oops: Sorry, downer! And I'd especially like to apologize to Willis Alan Ramsey.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 29948
Location: Somewhere in time
I saw America in Hawaii in 1978, excellent show sounded great...i don't remember them playing Muskrat Love, but if they did I am sure it would have been awesome... :smoke:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:19 am
Posts: 12693
Location: the siege perilous
Plook wrote:
I saw America in Hawaii in 1978

i saw Big Trouble in Little China in ohio... in 1986..... Image

_________________
el mapian poetry sucks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm
Posts: 4772
Plook wrote:
I saw America in Hawaii in 1978, excellent show sounded great...i don't remember them playing Muskrat Love, but if they did I am sure it would have been awesome... :smoke:


Yeah, right.

Let's take a closer look at Muskrat Love:


Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin' the town and doin' it right
In the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'

Muskrat Susie, muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jinglin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibblin' on bacon, Chewin' on cheese
Sammy says to Suisie "Honey would you please be my missus?"
And she says yes
With her kisses

And now he's ticklin' her fancy
Rubbin' her toes,
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wiggle
And Sue starts to giggle
And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jinglin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love


[Songwriter: WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY]


- Okay. The part about rats nibbling bacon IS genius.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:52 pm
Posts: 13678
Location: LumberTruckCentral
downer mydnyte wrote:
There is a tribute band for America?

Like, Muskrat Love America?

Once you release a song like Muskrat Love it should be all over. Who would keep listening to an album after hearing just one verse and chorus of Muskrat Love? But yet....a tribute band?

Will Ferrell often puts the absolute shittiest crap music from the 70s in his movies. It's hilarious. He knows. He was traumatized by the same shit as me. He had this song in one of the movies, I'm pretty sure. And there's one where he's got a Pablo Cruise t shirt. hahaha. There's probably a Pablo Cruise tribute act. May they be eaten by hyenas.

You been drinkin' , downer!

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
Here's a poem I wrote about 35 years ago while trying to stay awake in a college classroom. I think it must have been influenced in part by Muskrat Love.

Another Perfect Day or The Nature Poem
by Kill Ugly III

River rolling, sun emerging
Colors ever blending
Toads on stools, muskrats dancing
Robin's nest needs mending.

Trout competing, hurdle jumping
up and down the stream
Barney Badger, lazy Sunday
content to eat and dream.

Sally Squirrel gathers acorns
for Sonny and the boys
Larry Lizard suns on a rock
enjoying nature's joys.

Freddy Frog and Nelly Newt
go picnic by a lake.
Peter Possum and Cindy Skunk
are in love for goodness sake.

Barbara Butterfly spreads her wings
for everyone to see.
Young birds cause mischief, but all in fun
as they fly from tree to tree.

Fun and frolic and goodwill to all
on another perfect day
Until Harry Hunter puts down his beer
and blows them all away.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm
Posts: 29948
Location: Somewhere in time
downer mydnyte wrote:
Plook wrote:
I saw America in Hawaii in 1978, excellent show sounded great...i don't remember them playing Muskrat Love, but if they did I am sure it would have been awesome... :smoke:


Yeah, right.

Let's take a closer look at Muskrat Love:


Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin' the town and doin' it right
In the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'

Muskrat Susie, muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jinglin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibblin' on bacon, Chewin' on cheese
Sammy says to Suisie "Honey would you please be my missus?"
And she says yes
With her kisses

And now he's ticklin' her fancy
Rubbin' her toes,
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wiggle
And Sue starts to giggle
And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jinglin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love


[Songwriter: WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY]


- Okay. The part about rats nibbling bacon IS genius.



Anything involving bacon is genius...BTW they didn't write it... :idea:

If you have every been in love, you have a tendency to write shit like this... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 6503
bracton wrote:
KUIII wrote:
Also, the popular Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, is performing within walking distance of my apartment this Thursday. I should probably go given the extreme convenience. :idea:


I saw them a few years ago. They're pretty good. When I saw them, their thing was recreating the studio versions, hence they don't really do the LZ "look" which is fine by me. Nor did they jam out on Whole or Dazed-they play them like the studio versions. They have two guitar players, some songs maybe three. I remember them sounding great. You should go.

You're right. They were really good. They had all the bases covered for the heavy songs and the acoustic tunes alike. They even had a theremin for Whole Lotta Love.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:19 am
Posts: 12693
Location: the siege perilous
Plook wrote:
If you have every been in love, you have a tendency to write shit like this...

or... this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myJDBos5Vyw

_________________
el mapian poetry sucks


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 546 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group