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  1. Oh yeah. Now we're talking. Go #1! I loved that whole tour and almost every picture from it. Poor #2. If it had been up against almost anything else ...
  2. Another no contest for me. No. 1 is one of my all time favorites - top 10 easy. Yup, Clay On The Rocks = Perfect. And I won't feel bad about #2 coz we had a big Aww! yesterday...
  3. Now that's just mean. Downright nasty of you ladies! So, maybe later in the game we'll get a chance to vote on a bearded Clay again? Either with rings in his mouth or a baby in his arms .... Sigh. Yeah, I know it's vote for the photo. I love all of that Gala's videos, pics, everything about that night, even though I wasn't there. Vote for the picture, the picture, the picture ...
  4. Sending my love to Archie. What a sweet face! I also have a pointer mix; I just adopted her from the SPCA a few weeks ago. So I'll add my Sophie's best wishes too. Who knows, they may be distant relatives (they both have blue merle markings). Also wishing KAndre a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! A few pages back canfly asked for pic moved to a different background. I'm rusty, but gave it a shot - Hi all! *waves*
  5. I had to turn off the TV and get rid of the news stations, out of simple respect for his memory. I truly am surprised at how saddened I am, the grief that I feel. As for once the idiot anchors shut up and stop focusing on the latter years of his life, will it be the music that lives on? Will it get the respect and the fond memories it deserves? I think so, if this is any indication - The iTunes Main Page as of 11pm: 1) Thriller - Michael Jackson 2) The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson <snip> 6) Thriller - 25th Anniversary Edition - Michael Jackson 7) Off the Wall - Michael Jackson <snip> 9) Number Ones - Michael Jackson 10) Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection - Michael Jackson That's what people want now - his music. To listen to him sing. YouTube has called in emergency backup to handle the traffic and insure that the site doesn't go down. People want the see energy and the magic of his performances. The official videos of Billie Jean has 12+ million views, Beat It - 23+ million, Thriller - 37+ million and all are rising fast. On Bille Jean there have been 28,000 comments in the last 24 minutes - YouTube doesn't have the capacity right now to display beyond that, and there probably are more. To heck with the news anchors and their guest MJ 'experts'. The love is overflowing online. Yes, I believe that when all is said and done, that's what will be remembered. His brilliant and everlasting contribution to the world of music. I read some comments on one of many of the Billie Jean Motown 25 videos. One said simply - "The night he took the throne. RIP, King of Pop." Reading that, I remembered when I opened my copies of Thriller and Off the Wall, which I bought at the same time, rushing to inside to get them on the stereo and to dance in my room. I remembered watching Bille Jean on MTV and experimenting by turning the color knob to watch it in black & white. Oh, what a work of art - to look at it that way. Not that it wasn't exquisite to begin with. Then I cried. Too soon, Michael. No one ever made it easy for you, IMO. Not your childhood, not your stardom, and not your life. You will always be in my memory as you sang and danced in 1983. Yes, that was indeed the year you claimed your throne. May you now, finally, be at peace and be able to feel the admiration and love of the millions here on earth who are right now playing your music.
  6. Both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett have passed? And Ed McMahon gone too? All three were such pop culture icons, each in their own way and time. And Jackson, in his prime, was truly the King of Pop. I still remember watching Billie Jean on the Motown special and my jaw literally dropping. Back then, during the Thriller era and before all the changes, he was electrifying. Whoa. And, yes, so very sad. R.I.P.
  7. Saw all the pages and thought something Clay-related had happened. So, um ... oh well. But it did make me want to come out and say hi to y'all. I'm mostly a lurker these days. I come over here when I can to read coz you guys are fun, random, interesting, love the travel recaps (so, like, what country is KAndre in today?) and the sporting news (yay for the team, Couchie!), and take the linear format to new levels. Now if maybe one of you guys could please fix the economy? Or give it a little tweak? I'll be in the corner, over and off to the left ... mmkay and thanks! *Blows kisses to ldyj*
  8. Coming out of lurkdom again ... Couchie - This is wonderful news! And though belated, {{hugs}} to ldyj and family. And am nodding in agreement on your post. Re Da Dinner - I never expected anything else, even before it was changed because of the concert cancellation. It was the same with the Spam cast dinners - no recaps, nothing. Totally understandable to me. I mean, I know how I would feel sitting down to dinner with a bunch of folks and then have try to be my normal self, knowing that afterwards whatever was said was going to hit a whole bunch of message boards. Shit, I'd probably have a panic attack and not be able to talk, much less eat. Add to that there were non-public figures at the table (knowing, being employed or related to Clay does not make someone a public figure, IMO). And if I were hosting, I'd be thinking of them as well. And if my Mom had been at such a dinner, I would have frantically asking "Don't quote my mother! Please!" A lot. She's a bit eccentric. Heh. As for the blogging, yeah, it would be nice to have more of those. But I get what KAndre said. I started a blog at the OFC. That sucker is so dead in the water, maybe three years since I've written one. I kept meaning to ... I also get it's supposed to be part of the OFC experience, getting blogs from Clay and that's a whole different thing. But I just can't get angry or upset about it. (SparkArt alone would be an entirely different post ...) Hello everyone! Hope it was a happy Wednesday! Back to lurking. Or semi-lurking. Whatevah.
  9. Penny - Not keepingfaith, but a frequent lurker popping in. Those lyrics are from You Never Give Me Your Money on Abbey Road. Hi all! Don't post much, but still reading. As for the band, I'm a mediocre guitar player, but I see someone already called the one thing I can play - the spoons. Yeah, I had a bluegrass phase. I was young. ETA - see cha cha trusty was faster than me. See why I lurk? When I was seven John Lennon was my first pretend boyfriend. Ah, John ... I still miss him.
  10. Usually a lurker here, but ldyj's topic of favorite interviews and then the mention of radio interviews - well, that's one of my Clay addictions. I have a Shuffle just for these files. So I give my humble recommendations. I'm a little late on the topic, so forgive me, but if you haven't heard these - you should! NY Z100, 5/27/03 (Bathroom skit and SNL stuff, like talking about the pastie promo.) IndyRadioNow93.1_SantaSlam_WankandOBrien12/12/03 (He was sick, but very, very cute. My personal favorite. Plus it has full-on Clay belly laughs. It's 40 minutes long.) SteveandDC_04/12/04 (Sang I'll Fly Away with one of the DJs) Matt and Ramona, 08/08/03 (The tug reading from the boards and hmmm, now Parker's birthday!) WRALFMMix105, 08/06/03 JoanHammond, NY_WOR7, 11/18/2004 (More serious, but she's so darn respectful. The topic is LTS.) Memphis_Jemock, 11/10/03 (It's just fun now knowing Jemock was a caller.) My radio folder has 276 files (though some are duplicates when parts were combined to make one big file. And I didn't delete the parts.) And I'll leave it at that. Yes, most of these are from the early days, but he was having so much fun. Everytime I hear the Indy Santa Slam and he asks, complete with stuffy nose, "Where's BoBo?", talks about the Raleigh Xmas parade ("It was fun!") or his reaction to the favorite fruit question because a fan wanted to create a dessert for him (he said grapes), the fan who flew in from Singapore but told her parents she was going to Canada to see relatives (he offers to give her a note after scolding her for misbehaving) I get all warm and happy inside. These are my cheer-me-uppers. I miss radio interview Clay. Iseeme - So sorry to hear about your MIL. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Scarlett and KAndre - have a great time. Um ... am I to understand that Scarlett has a hard time keeping her clothes on? Heh. (Though one assumes this will not be an issue at the giant Buddha.) Upbeat love songs? Oh, there are lots, from early Neil Diamond (Cherry, Cherry), The Beatles (see first three albums), Bowie's Heroes, Clapton's Easy Now, through to alt rock - Alice in Chains Heaven Beside You, Adema's So Fortunate, Beck's Think I'm in Love (great song), mainstream stuff like The Finn Brothers Luckiest Man Alive (the guys from Crowded House), Son's Gonna Rise by Citizen Cope w/Santana ... yes, I could do this all night with an open iTunes. But I won't. I promise. This post brought to you by the parenthesis. *waves* to ladyj Back to lurking. Have a good night, y'all! :clay:
  11. Ooooh! Ooooh! I have the Moonlighting DVDs (except for the last season) too. Agreed - didn't care the Cybil and Bruce disliked each other *understatement* I just love watching the timing, the banter -- especially the Taming of the Shrew takeoff. Stopped in to say hi to y'all. It's been awhile. I'm still in Pollyanna mode and think we might get a second round of appearances in the fall on the TV shows that were already pre-booked when the album came out so quickly. There's also a bit of practicality to that - I think he'll need to reintroduce to the general public that OMWH is actually out there so that it's more viable to tour: getting more butts in the seats, venues to invite him, etc. Maybe we won't have to wait until summer; but early spring like the IT. But yeah, I miss him. In a downloading sort of way, since I'm not one of his portable 3,000. Earlier this year I bought a new external hard drive and I haven't had to set it up yet. Who knew? *sniffle* Hope everyone is well and been having a good summer. I've mostly been ducking heat and thunderstorms - we've set records here and those are the kind of records I can do without.
  12. I'm a bad, bad girl. I took the day off from work for the sole purpose of making the rounds, visiting boards, reading all the excitment, drinking in joyous posts, trip planning and beathing in all the wonderful whoo-hoos! It's addicting. Okay, at some point today I'll take my dog to the park (85 degrees in October? *waves to Al Gore*) and actually breathe fresh air. But in the meantime and before I catch up on mumblenumbermumblepages I just gotta Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Clay and Monty Python! Clay and the Killer Rabbit! (insert big fist pump here.) Clay in tights! Waiting for us! OMG. My fangirl setting has hit 11. [TM Spinal Tap] Hi everyone! Now back to reading from yesterday's fun. And figuring out just how and when I'm gonna get my ass to New York.
  13. That's pretty much what I said. I looked at a few other boards. Why are they so quiet? How can this be? And how could I have missed this? *checks radar* Yeah, a post like playbiller's will bring me out of lurker mode ...
  14. Ha! And yeah. That. Wanted to wish Kimmel goers a wonderful time! I'll be looking for you! And to all, a Happy Valentine's Day! I vote for he's chewing gum in the LAX picture. And, geez people *generic sense* -- he's been breathing plane air for hours. Some folks need to chill. Has anyone posted that maybe he came in contact with another nut touching flight attendant?
  15. Yeah, I'm behind. I have to admit, I never knew how boring this celebrity drivel could be. Especially if you don't really care about them that much. Nick Lachey - Vanessa. Jessica. Vanessa. Jessica. Vanessa. Vanessa. Vanessa hate Jessica. See Jessica pout. Nick partys on. With more Vanessa. Leo C. - Oscars. Oscars. Oscars. New movie, Oscars, Scorcese. Elijah - A bit more interesting. He started his own record label and production company and is behind a recent album of a band called Apples in Stereo. I listened to them. So so to me, but getting okay reviews. A few left over Jared Leto fight dribbles. I don't think ET will be calling me for a job any time soon.