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Spectropop - Digest Number 1165

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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. White Light/Black Heat
           From: Steve Harvey 
      2. Re: Run For Your Life
           From: Rob Stride 
      3. The Great White Blunder
           From: Steve Harvey 
      4. Re: Viva
           From: Mikey 
      5. Hanukkah
           From: Lapka Larry 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 17:30:58 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: White Light/Black Heat Scott Charbonneau wrote: > Besides, did not John Cale, when recalling the White Light/White > Heat sessions, observe that Wilson was more concerned with which > blonde he was going to screw next? No wonder Andy didn't have time to produce that album! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 01:33:16 -0000 From: Rob Stride Subject: Re: Run For Your Life Q: > How come nobody sued them over using that line, but got Lennon > for the "here comes old flattop"? Steve Bonilla: > The verse melody of "Come Together" is basically "You Can't > Catch Me" slowed down. It wasn't just the line. It was the line > used with the melody that got John popped. Chuck Berry was going to sue but Lennon agreed to do a couple of Berry tracks on his Rock N Roll album, or so the story goes. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 17:34:01 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: The Great White Blunder Dan Hughes wrote: > Seems to me there must be cases (help me folks) where bootleg > releases brought forgotten artists back into the limelight and > gave them a second career? Probably helped Mr. Zimmerman after he fell offa his motasickle. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 21:12:52 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Viva The VIVA label....."Questions and Answers"!! By The In Crowd, who were The Eliglbles in disguise. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 18:44:07 -0800 (PST) From: Lapka Larry Subject: Hanukkah To All Who Answered My Hanukkah Query: Thanks for the answers. You all bring interesting perspectives to the question. Funny, but my mother may have given me the best answer of all. My son had a project to do in his third grade class where he was to ask his parent or grandparent about the holidays. He spoke to my mother about Hanukkah, and she told him that it wasn't really celebrated in a big way until she had children; that as a child, it wasn't looked upon as it is today. So, since I was born in 1957 and my sister in 1959, my parents' generation, those born in the 1930s, did not celebrate the holiday the "modern" way until the 1950s or 1960s, so, in essence, the way we celebrate Hanukkah today has only been around about 40 years. Of course, this is why such writers as Irving Berlin and Mel Torme only had the perspective of the outsider looking in, and perhaps why the Streisands and Diamonds may have never celebrated the modern Hanukkah until they had their own kids in the 1960s and 1970s. However, in my mind that does not let them, or more contemporary and younger artists, from completely forgetting about their holiday. When I hear Barry Manilow say that the Christmas songs he sings are simply "holiday" songs, my question to him would be, "And what holiday are you talking about?" These have nothing to do with his faith and certainly nothing to do with Hanukkah. Why more modern and younger Jewish performers have not embraced the "modern" Hanukkah that they grew up with is a mystery that only they know the answer to. The same talent that has supplied us with such wonderful modern Christmas music could do the same with Hanukkah music, if they really wanted to. And again, Streisand could make a gold record out of a piece of wood if she really wanted to. Are there Hanukkah songs out there, or songs that lend themselves to the holiday? You bet there are. I hate to make a commercial out of this, but I run some other groups that some of you belong to, and before long, I will upload some songs that I've found to those sites. I think you'll see that the modern Hanukkah can be celebrated, and enjoyed in popular music as much as any other holiday. I probably am a bit bitter about the entertainment industry's treatment of this holiday, but I mean no harm toward my Christian brothers and sisters. It's just that my family and I respect Christmas, but it is not our holiday; we happen to celebrate Hanukkah. When I get Christmas cards from Jewish relatives, I know that something is amiss. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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