OT Taking a break from beading

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by Linda » Sat, 30 Oct 2004 20:23:41



After beading for months and months in preparation for a craft show next
month, I took a break from beading last night to go see Barry Manilow in
concert.

Colette went with me (under duress) and surprised herself by enjoying the
man and his music.

From the show opener until the last notes were sung, Barry sang his heart
out, giving his South Florida fans his very best. He always brings a fan up
from the audience to sing "Can't Smile Without You" and last night,
5-year-old Amanda surprised him by not only knowing all the words, but
singing on key and with gusto. She won the hearts of all the Manilow fans
there.

His backup singers were a show on their own, and when Barry and his singers
did a vocal version of the 1812 Overture with only their voices as the
instruments, the crowd went crazy.

Although it seems Barry is another victim of bad plastic surgery (I think he
and Roger Daltrey went to the same guy), his awesome voice has not changed.
Four huge televisions focused on his face throughout the show, and caught
the tears on his cheeks as he sang "Somewhere Down the Road".

Filled not only with songs and videos from his early days (his debut on the
Mac Davis Show a long long time ago, when he looked like Shaun Cassidy), but
anecdotes, and jokes, it was a wonderful four hours of music and love. If
you get the chance to see his final tour, don't miss it. You will not be
sorry.

Linda2

--
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence
of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by Dr. So » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 02:38:56


That sounds fab.  He may be seen as a sort of cheesy musician, but he's always
struck me as the nicest guy (and talented).  And he's had his fingers in a lot
of musical pies, from McDonald's jingles to playing piano for Bette Midler in
the Baths, so I bet his stories were fascinating.

Quote:
>After beading for months and months in preparation for a craft show next
>month, I took a break from beading last night to go see Barry Manilow in
>concert.

>Colette went with me (under duress) and surprised herself by enjoying the
>man and his music.

>From the show opener until the last notes were sung, Barry sang his heart
>out, giving his South Florida fans his very best. He always brings a fan up
>from the audience to sing "Can't Smile Without You" and last night,
>5-year-old Amanda surprised him by not only knowing all the words, but
>singing on key and with gusto. She won the hearts of all the Manilow fans
>there.

>His backup singers were a show on their own, and when Barry and his singers
>did a vocal version of the 1812 Overture with only their voices as the
>instruments, the crowd went crazy.

>Although it seems Barry is another victim of bad plastic surgery (I think he
>and Roger Daltrey went to the same guy), his awesome voice has not changed.
>Four huge televisions focused on his face throughout the show, and caught
>the tears on his cheeks as he sang "Somewhere Down the Road".

>Filled not only with songs and videos from his early days (his debut on the
>Mac Davis Show a long long time ago, when he looked like Shaun Cassidy), but
>anecdotes, and jokes, it was a wonderful four hours of music and love. If
>you get the chance to see his final tour, don't miss it. You will not be
>sorry.

>Linda2

~~
Sooz
Yummy yummy apricot jam! (It's so much better than green eggs and ham)

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Peterso » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 04:47:29


You know, I've always liked his sappy music.  It just doesn't play well in
the repetitive media.  I know several people who were just wild about
Liberace, too.  Some people have a gift for entertaining that transcends
their music and their image.

One of the cool things about going to the shows in ***s (especially in
smaller room like in Tahoe) is that the whole audience partakes.  I'm
spoiled; I can't imagine going to some coliseum and being just another
packed in body at a concert.

Tina


Quote:
> After beading for months and months in preparation for a craft show next
> month, I took a break from beading last night to go see Barry Manilow in
> concert.

> Colette went with me (under duress) and surprised herself by enjoying the
> man and his music.

> From the show opener until the last notes were sung, Barry sang his heart
> out, giving his South Florida fans his very best. He always brings a fan
up
> from the audience to sing "Can't Smile Without You" and last night,
> 5-year-old Amanda surprised him by not only knowing all the words, but
> singing on key and with gusto. She won the hearts of all the Manilow fans
> there.

> His backup singers were a show on their own, and when Barry and his
singers
> did a vocal version of the 1812 Overture with only their voices as the
> instruments, the crowd went crazy.

> Although it seems Barry is another victim of bad plastic surgery (I think
he
> and Roger Daltrey went to the same guy), his awesome voice has not
changed.
> Four huge televisions focused on his face throughout the show, and caught
> the tears on his cheeks as he sang "Somewhere Down the Road".

> Filled not only with songs and videos from his early days (his debut on
the
> Mac Davis Show a long long time ago, when he looked like Shaun Cassidy),
but
> anecdotes, and jokes, it was a wonderful four hours of music and love. If
> you get the chance to see his final tour, don't miss it. You will not be
> sorry.

> Linda2

> --
> "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the
silence
> of our friends."
> - Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by LC aka Fid » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 05:01:08


OK, since I'm in confessional mode today:

All the "horse folks" I'm*** around with have me listening to ...

cough, cough, gag, gag...

country music!!

I'm quite enjoying it!  And, the nice thing is that the lyrics are mostly so
wholesome that my dd and I can sing along and I don't have much to explain.
'Course, she's a parrothead who always wonders why we fast forward over the
song "Let's Get Drunk", but I guess that won't last forever!

WWSS?  "Haw"!!

The Blessed Fiddy, Patroness Saint of the Disorganized
LC in Sunny So Cal
Personality Development Specialist (Full-Time Mom!)

 
 
 

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Post by Jalynn » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 05:28:02


I love this guy...sigh.  My favorite commercial jingle he ever wrote was the one for
Band-Aid.  Imagine, if you will, a 4 year old singing at the top of her lungs all the
way from Texas to Disneyland....  "I am stuck on Band-Aid, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on
me."
--
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Queen Gypsy (snail mail available upon request)
see what i've been up to at www.100megsfree4.com/jalynne


Quote:
> After beading for months and months in preparation for a craft show next
> month, I took a break from beading last night to go see Barry Manilow in
> concert.

> Colette went with me (under duress) and surprised herself by enjoying the
> man and his music.

> From the show opener until the last notes were sung, Barry sang his heart
> out, giving his South Florida fans his very best. He always brings a fan up
> from the audience to sing "Can't Smile Without You" and last night,
> 5-year-old Amanda surprised him by not only knowing all the words, but
> singing on key and with gusto. She won the hearts of all the Manilow fans
> there.

> His backup singers were a show on their own, and when Barry and his singers
> did a vocal version of the 1812 Overture with only their voices as the
> instruments, the crowd went crazy.

> Although it seems Barry is another victim of bad plastic surgery (I think he
> and Roger Daltrey went to the same guy), his awesome voice has not changed.
> Four huge televisions focused on his face throughout the show, and caught
> the tears on his cheeks as he sang "Somewhere Down the Road".

> Filled not only with songs and videos from his early days (his debut on the
> Mac Davis Show a long long time ago, when he looked like Shaun Cassidy), but
> anecdotes, and jokes, it was a wonderful four hours of music and love. If
> you get the chance to see his final tour, don't miss it. You will not be
> sorry.

> Linda2

> --
> "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence
> of our friends."
> - Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by starli » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 05:45:58


Hey now, I like country music too as long as it isn't old school.  I can't
stand Hank Sr. but I love Jr.  I'm listening to Kenny Roger's greatest hits
right now.  That's what I was listening to last night when making my Kandice
beads.

--
Starlia Klopman
www.klopmanstudios.com



Quote:
> OK, since I'm in confessional mode today:

> All the "horse folks" I'm*** around with have me listening to ...

> cough, cough, gag, gag...

> country music!!

> I'm quite enjoying it!  And, the nice thing is that the lyrics are mostly
> so
> wholesome that my dd and I can sing along and I don't have much to
> explain.
> 'Course, she's a parrothead who always wonders why we fast forward over
> the
> song "Let's Get Drunk", but I guess that won't last forever!

> WWSS?  "Haw"!!

> The Blessed Fiddy, Patroness Saint of the Disorganized
> LC in Sunny So Cal
> Personality Development Specialist (Full-Time Mom!)

 
 
 

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Post by Su/Cutwork » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 07:15:29


Quote:

> and always, Willy Nelson.

I had the fortune to meet Willie once in a bluegrass bar in Louisville.  It
was ... interesting.  He was a real sweetheart about it all, even if I'd had
one too many Salty Dogs.  I did get to sit on his lap but that's all.
Honest.

Well, he did give me a very nice kiss.  _Very_.

If you want some really good bluegrass, try finding an album by Sam Bush,
one of the best mandolin players in the world.  He used to play at several
bluegrass bars in Louisville way back when, with New Grass Revival.  I
remember one night this kid was singing too, some guy called Ricky Scaggs.
Not bad, wonder what ever happened to him?

It was great back then, we drank everything out of Mason's jars.  One of the
bars was even called that.

I don't care for lots of country but I do love bluegrass.  Sadly, Mike's a
big country fan, even though he's never even ridden a horse or worn cowboy
boots.  However, I have made him a Parrot Head so that's alright.

-Su

 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by Linda » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 07:40:33


Quote:

> I love this guy...sigh.  My favorite commercial jingle he ever wrote was
the one for
> Band-Aid.  Imagine, if you will, a 4 year old singing at the top of her
lungs all the
> way from Texas to Disneyland....  "I am stuck on Band-Aid, 'cause
Band-Aid's stuck on
> me."
> --

Yeah, he did bits of his jingles - Band-Aid, State Farm, McDonalds, Dr.
Pepper. He also tells of two that never got bought - "Hoover really sucks"
And "Shove it up your nose" (Vicks inhaler).

I"ve been a fanilow of Manilow for a long time.

Linda2

 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by Barbara Otterso » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 07:01:19



Quote:
> After beading for months and months in preparation for a craft show next
> month, I took a break from beading last night to go see Barry Manilow in
> concert.
. If
> you get the chance to see his final tour, don't miss it. You will not be
> sorry.

    What!?!  His final tour?  Say it isn't so!!!
  My adopted daughter and I love him.  We always go see him when he comes to
St. Louis.
He can't quit, we still love his music!
 
 
 

OT Taking a break from beading

Post by Jalynn » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 08:48:19


That was a really great book...hehe.
--
Jalynne - Keeper of the Quilt for ME club list
Queen Gypsy (snail mail available upon request)
see what i've been up to at www.100megsfree4.com/jalynne


Quote:
> vj found this  in rec.crafts.beads, from "Barbara Otterson"

> ]    What!?!  His final tour?  Say it isn't so!!!
> ]  My adopted daughter and I love him.  We always go see him when he comes to
> ]St. Louis.
> ]He can't quit, we still love his music!

> **smile**
> i have a *** mystery wherein the main character is a "Barry Manilow
> impersonator" whose band does clubs and parties.  all the Manilow
> stuff in it was a trip!

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