"There's a part of this thing that if I'm not careful, I'd be just a blob on the stage crying my guts out," Doherty told The Associated Press at the time. "Everybody knows about death and dying and sadness, so it's an exercise in staying in the moment and not getting maudlin about your friends dying."Another Papa gone. The Mamas and the Papas are playing now. And the harmonies are still incredible.
Mamas and Papas' Denny Doherty dies at 66
America trivia: * The cover artwork on the album History: America's Greatest Hits was the work of Phil Hartmann, who later became famous as a comedian on Saturday Night Live. Hartmann later dropped an "n" off his last name prior to achieving fame. His brother John was America's manager for many years. After listening to the show last night, I had to go buy the new album today. (I heart ITunes). Three little words for America fans, or anyone who remembers the good old days. Buy. This. Album. Shawn, you and Paul will hate it, but I love it. They sound better on the new music than on the live performances from the XM show last night. Found an interesting interview/review at : Music Review: America - Here and Now @ Blogcritics.org and this is one of two "new favorite songs". I love new music that feels like an old friend.
Love & Leaving Written by Gerry Beckley and Bill Mumy, ©2006 Found on Horizontal Fall and Here & Now. Hey Slim how long's it been Five minutes maybe 10 Can't wait to see you again and again First taste of this romance Hell baby I almost danced Caught myself close to believing But every time is a brand new feeling Lay me down in cool clear water For a moment I've forgot her Still I know where this is leading Win, lose, which we choose Won once and once refused Already burning down the fuse Don't wanna be building walls Cause everything rising falls It's darkness here the light's concealing Love it seems is too revealing Hidden in some secret place Etched in lines around my face The ghosts in here are all competing Over one more song about love and leaving Ummmmm Down, down we all fall down Down, down we all fall down We all fall down, yeah we all fall down Let's toast to new love blooming It's all around and all consuming It's a dream you're bound to follow Til you find it's only hollow I can hear the angels grieving Over one more song about love and leaving Ummmmm
Looking forward to an XM broadcast of a show by my old "school band" tomorrow evening:
America's "Here & Now" Airs Tuesday, 1/16 at 10PM on The '70s - XM 7 America is a band that helped define the Seventies. In 2005, America recorded their 'History’ CD before a live audience at XM as part of our "Then...Again...Live!" music series. In 2006, they came to XM to discuss every song from the album. And in 2007 'Here and Now'is released to the public. XM celebrates this historic release with new music from America and a one-on-one discussion about the album!It's pretty neat--a live broadcast of their greatest hits album. I'm recording it on my little receiver, but there's no way to get it off the handheld and onto mp3 that I know of. Too bad because I would enjoy keeping this one. Why don't these stations start selling these shows, I wonder? *I* would pay. Anyway. "History" came out in 1975, so my personal favorite America song isn't on the album and won't be played on the show. :-( I did find a Youtube performance of it, although you have to wait through a couple of minutes of introduction before the song begins. Watch for the photo 2:15 into the video-- and check out the London Central jockjacket Dewey (fellow Cheesehead!!) is wearing. I know, I know....it's sort of a wussy song. Sometimes ya just gotta set yer inner wuss free.
ALL MY LIFE All my life, without a doubt I give you All my life, now and forever till the Day I die, you and I will share All the things this changing world can offer So I sing, I'd be happy just to Stay this way, spend each day, with you There was a time, that I just thought That I would lose my mind You came along and then the sun did shine We started on our way I do recall that every moment spent Was wasted time but then I chose to lay it on the line I put the past away I put the past away I put the past away All my life, I will carry you through All my life, between each hour of the passing days I will stay with you There was a time, that I just thought That I would lose my mind You came along and then the sun did shine We started on our way I do recall that every moment spent Was wasted time then I chose to lay it on the line I want this all my life I want this all my life I want this all my life I want this all my life I want this all my life I wanted this all my life
Look out, they want your money, but the name thing is kinda fun!
Your First Name of: Laurie * Your name of Laurie gives you a very happy-go-lucky, spontaneous nature. * You see the humorous side of many situations and can laugh at yourself as well as at others.Yup, I have to beat them to it!!
* This name gives you a musical, artistic nature and you would do well in any occupation in the entertainment field. * You have many friends because of your generous, happy nature, but if crossed you have a quick temper, although your annoyance does not last too long. * You do enjoy an argument and will at times say things just to get others going and then you sit back and enjoy the debate.They don't have *me* pegged at all, do they? :-"
* You lack system and order and find it very difficult to budget and save money.See above smart, self-deprecating remark.
* Although the name Laurie creates idealism and the urge to help others, we emphasize that it frustrates you through a scattered and emotional nature. * This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the nervous system, liver, and bloodstream.I'm thinking it's not really worth the $35 to get the bad news about my liver.
Surfing around and came across this site, which as far as my mathmatically-challenged brain can figure out, is a site which attempts to discover music in math algorithms. Kinda fun to listen to the sometimes very odd tunes. Especially for somebody who, face it, has trouble balancing the checkbook without a computer. Confession time. When I saw the name "WolframTones", first thing I thought was not of mathmatics and music, but to wonder how a webpage would get music out of a long-dead Irish Republican. Think I've been reading too many history books lately? WolframTones
WolframTones works by taking simple programs from Wolfram's computational universe, and using music theory and Mathematica algorithms to render them as music. Each program in effect defines a virtual world, with its own special story--and WolframTones captures it as a musical composition. It's all original music--fresh from "mining" Wolfram's computational universe. Sometimes it's reminiscent of familiar musical styles; sometimes it's like nothing ever heard before. But from just the tiniest corner of the computational universe WolframTones can make everyone on Earth their own unique cellphone ringtone. It's a taste of what it's like to explore the computational universe--and a hint what's to come...