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Spectropop - Digest Number 625

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Nitro Syndrome
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      2. Re: American Dreams...
           From: Dave Swanson 
      3. New at NICK DeCARO
           From: Spectropop 
      4. Re: Carol Connors?
           From: Dan Hughes 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 22:13:42 EDT
   From: Paul Urbahns 
Subject: Nitro Syndrome

I need some help for a good ending to a strange story.

A co-worker of mine was driving through the Western US and 
stopped at a gas station. He liked the music coming from 
the car next to him and inquired who the artist was. 
The guy said it was Nitro Syndrome and they were from Florida. 
He gave my friend the cassette which he had been listening to 
and said he had the CD. The cassette said nothing but one side 
of the cassette is this new age type Martin Denny style music 
(Nitro Syndrome) The other side was oldies.
Where can I buy their CDs? I've looked on the Internet and 
can't find such a group.

Paul Urbahns

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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 00:22:01 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: American Dreams... Ken Levine: > I sure wanted to like this program [American Dreams], > but found it soooo bogus, so cloying, so derivitave > of every other program like this, and ultimately just > a string of ham handed clichés....of course building > to the ultimate cliché, the Kennedy assasination. Bogus for sure. Not only was it full of every damn cliché in the book, but it was so full of mistakes! The Beach Boys performing "Don't Worry Baby" from June of 1964 and this is set in mid-late 1963? Ditto for them using Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" (early '66) and others I have since forgotten. This kind of "attention to detail" is just lazy and/or filled with the attitude of, "it doesn't really matter". Either that, or maybe it's a very surreal show in which these kids can acutally hear music that hasn't been recorded yet. I only saw the first epiode, but can't imagine the second was any better. It's like those God awful mini series "The 60s" or "The 70s", train wreck television for sure. It's like when you hear people talk about "the 60's" but they are really referring (emphasis on refer) to things that happened in the early 70s. These are the kind of shows that while may warm the cockles (nothing like hot cockles) of some sappy sentimental baby-boomers it will turn off everyone else. The other thing, the show is already headed down Cliché Blvd, you just know that hippies will be making an appearance if the show lasts that long. Then again, with their sense of direction, maybe the hippies will be at the beach party in 1964 listening to Hendrix. I mean, who really wants to see this crap? It's over...let it go! It ain't comin back! Nostalgia is a cheap whore. You know that show "That 70s Show"? It ain't even about the 70s at this point, much like after a certain point "Happy Days" really had nothing to do with the the 1950s. You know what I wanna see? "That 30s Show" or "That 40s Show", you know wacky hijinx about the depression, Nazis and all the new dance crazes of the time. Now that would be good TV. The other thing to fear is the impending 90s nostalgia. Oh God help us. You know it's coming, though. Hide when it happens. Let all the kids of the boomers relive their lame-ass grunge/rap trips and talk about Woodstock '94 and the mud and NIN. See it all on "That 90s Show". As for me, I'm here listening to Marvin Gaye while I type this and life is alright. DS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 11:41:29 -0000 From: Spectropop Subject: New at NICK DeCARO Dear Members, Many serious music lovers are familiar with NICK DeCARO, who died in 1992. But even if you think you don't know who he is, chances are that you are, at least, familiar with his music, via his arrangements for Gordon Lightfoot, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor or Randy Newman, not to mention any number of gold and platinum albums in which he had a hand. By conservative estimate, as producer, arranger, musician, songwriter, or singer, he partnered with over a hundred groups or artists – including the Mojo Men, Harpers Bizarre, Bobby Sheen, Roger Nichols, the Parade, the Ventures, Claudine Longet, Chris Montez, the Sandpipers, Martin Denny, Del Shannon, Gary Lewis, et al – amassing a catalogue in excess of 300 albums and sundry 45rpm singles. But DeCaro's solo album "Italian Graffiti", issued on the Blue Thumb label in '74, quickly sank without a trace. Or so Bill Reed thought until his first trip to Japan... Spectropop is very pleased and proud to present NICK DeCARO: BIG IN JAPAN, Bill Reed's touching tribute to his idol. Follow the link below for the full story: Enjoy! The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 06:46:43 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Carol Connors? Hi Stephen, Is the Carol Collins "Dear One" the same song that Larry Finnegan took to #11 in 1962? That's one terrific oldie that I've NEVER heard on any oldies station. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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