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Monday, October 13, 2008

pssst! Do Something!

We are the ones.

6 comments:

No Blood for Hubris said...

I want to order Lex's book from you. How do I do it?

SeattleDan said...

We'll get you a copy and then when it arrives (later this week), let you know. A check would be good, as we aren't set up for cards right now. I have your email somewhere...I think!

Dave von Ebers said...

So, Seattle T ... Is that Dave Stewart? (I must be getting old when I can't tell who's who ...)

And what about Barry Freakin' Manilow?! Who'd a thought Barry Manilow would get his political freak on!

SeattleTammy said...

Yes, it is Dave Stewart.

I know a guy who played in Barry Manilow's band. He swore Manilow was one of the best muscians he worked for. Manilow was classically trained and could write musical scores the way you or I would write up a grocery list.

His stories about playing with Tom Jones were funnier, but Manilow had his respect.

Dave von Ebers said...

Interesting comment about Manilow, and I say this as a graying, middle aged ex-punk: I respect Barry Manilow because what you see is what you get. He writes pop tunes, period, and he’s not pretending to be anything more than a guy who writes pop tunes. I don’t doubt his musical prowess for one minute; but in the end of the day there’s no real pretense to what he does because he is exactly what he advertises himself to be: An extremely slick, extremely competent purveyor of pop music. There’s no selling out involved: He just does what he does, and you either like it or you don’t.

Now, it’s not exactly my taste, mind you, but I don’t have to like his music to respect that.

Still, I’m surprised – pleasantly so – to see him get political this time around.

SeattleDan said...

I agree, Dave. Manilow has his talents, though I"m not a big fan. I first became aware of him when I learned he produced and arranged Bette Midler's first album. And who doesn't love the Divine Miss M?