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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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OC Dolphin, i guess you enjoyed the game, although after the muffed punt it wasn't much of one. USC stinks from head to tail.
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fellers, i can't remember when the last time virginia attempted a pass!!! UM can't stop the run, and this game is reminiscent of the one at nebraska, excepting that the wahoos don't have a runner od abdullah's quality.
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Mr. Woodcock and FZB, i too am befuddled at the level of play of UM against a really mediocre team in the wahoocavaliers. they were quite fortunate that the last score was not a TD. and USC is more miserable than imagined. the bruins kept throwing the same screen pass to the left sideline and it hasn't failed them. gonna be a long night for USC seems to me. and maybe UM also if the wahoocavaliers score a TD after this latest INT thrown by the still learning brad kaaya.
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Mr. Woodcock, the catch that canaan severin just made against the hurricanes for a score is on of the very best i've seen in recent years. one handed catch of a bullet thrown between UM's defenders. i believe the greatest catch i have seen is the one that mike williams made against oregon state when he caught THE BACK OF THE BALL for a score just inside the back line of the endzone; i have never seen anyone catch the back of the ball in all the time i have been watching football. in the SC-UCLA game, this catch and run stands out even though the game was not important for national implications; john barnes, a 4th string QB stepping up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JhlDp2MZJ8 couldn't understand why jj stokes didn't do much in the NFL, having landed in SF and their terrific offensive system.
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OC Dolphin, "t and s" was done in one take. the isley bros. is a terrific song, which i prefer over their version of "shout"; here is a version of "shout" that is more to my liking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViMsRV2_OUg joey dee with, according to some, felix cavilliere on the the hammond organ. unverified but i have heard this from many sources.
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OC Dolphin, the beatles were in the studio with a couple of minutes left in the studio when john lennon strolled to the microphone for their raucous version of the isley bros. hit. it hovered at #s 2 and three only because other beatles songs-she loves you, i want to hold your hand, she loves you and can't but me love, which was #1 for FIVE WEEKS!!! to my taste, a real clunker as far as the beatles are concerned.
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CORRECTION: notre dame has seven wins already, having played rice, syracuse and navy to get to seven. they have lost 4 of their last 5 and will have a tough game against USC. 7-5 will get them the potato eater bowl in idaho, where they belong.
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Mr. Woodcock, USC needs arizona to defeat arizona state for USC to get to the pac-? championship, i think. ND already a loser to lullville and losing to USC next week thet might not get to six wins, methinks. my big rooting interest is for the golden gophers to win the big 10- first time since the early 60s when they had a QB of color-sandy stephens- and heir clobbering of UCLA in the rose bowl is the first football game that i remember watching. the next year SC went undefeated and played wisconsin in one of the rose bowl's really great and memorable games. oregon is way overrated and you don't need that whole rube goldberg permutations to knock the mallards out of the playoff- a loss to oregon state will do the trick. i think they have yet to play "the civil war" contest and the beavers are always pesky. and how can the injuns from up north keep on barely winning these games against crummy opponents? i would think that they would drop out of the top four after a miserable performance against a bad team. how about 2 from the SEC west, a one loss TCU, and a one loss big ten champ? that would mean no ducks and no injuns.
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Big Baby, the jaguars weren't that bad that day, although they did lose; they put up a better fighn than the chargers did. anyway, the dolphins do seemlike they are turning the corner and a win sunday would validate that point. almost out for the Holy Sabbath (during which i hope BC upends FSU) and leaving you with a great from the four tops that dave edmunds did, a motown "house song" with an incredible "groove"; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX5Nz6B2vyI see you guys saturday night for UM/virginia and USC/UCLA-still and always a big game for angelenos, and especially mi primo senor woodcock. cody kessler has like 29 TDs and 3 INTs; not bad at all.
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Big Baby, here is another very lively, happy song (not "happy,happy, joy joy" which i love!!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zsP1eezaCA the extended versions of the motown songs that the italian fellow did are near cosmic!
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Big Baby, i saw the former celtic big baby, and man has he gotten huge!!! not quite nigel dixon, but he has become utterly massive!! so to dispel your association of the ole shadow being a "gloomy gus", here are two ungloomy tunes, courtesy youtube; first an instrumental that my beloved rock and rollin' sister had in her collection of 45s, on the everlast label: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA5bdvn7ooY (this would sound great after a win on sunday, and it sound great now!!)
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Mr. Woodcock, will have your friends' grandson in mind over the Sabbath, which we believe has recuperative powers owing to its Holiness. will pray the the little guy makes it past this crucial period and goes on to give his family great "nachas" (pride and joy) for many, many years.
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Big Baby, my "gloom and doom" has meant no playoffs, so i guess it is not working. however, the dolphins are second defensively in the league, and methinks, as you say, peyton manning has passed his shelf life date- don't want to use the term "expiration"; i know you understand.
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Jimbo, you got a thing for ukuleles? methinks the dolphins are gonna beat denver. i am seeing manning's "air" balls winding up in the hands of miami defenders. a win in denver and the locals will have caught up with the chieves (i imagine they lost last night)who have a not so easy schedule ahead of them.
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FZB, yes it was van morrison when he was withnthe group "them", who had other hits like "here comes the night'-which van the man hated, and this little morsel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e-fU0eyVUg van morrison is one of the pillars of rock-his early albums like "astral weeks" and "van morrison blows your mind" are terrific, and no need to talk up the fabulous+ "moondance" and "tupelo honey". since we mentioned "moondance", here is another of the fabulous tracks from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBFCfGLVnlI
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Big Baby, and the four seasons in the holiday mood!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsj6uqixoyo too, too much!!!
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Big Baby, a little holiday novelty joy!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh-J4GSPgAM one of my favorites, with a deep message included.
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Big Baby, the charts were great because of the many genres of music that were listened to in the 50s and 60s; ever hear of a group called the ran-dells? one "hit", but a "novelty song in the truest sense; ENJOY!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYedQA7nFqQ big hit in l.a. in 1962 or 63
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Big Baby, i'll try to forget that you mentioned the captian and toni tenille along with, let's say, jeff barry and ellie grenwich; try this one that was basically ellie grenwich under the name "the raindrops": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1lOovC2BaE pure innocent rock and roll!!!
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OC Dolphin, man, you are spot on!!!! dinner was lovely and now for the greatest song of 'em all-done by hendrix, the doors, patti smith,.... and the b-side yet. the shadows of knight version is unlistenable, but here is the very listenable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkaMVLHxzWE
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THE COUNTDOWN TO #1 oF THE BRITISH INVASION WILL CONTINUE AFTER MY DINNER: teaser: this was the b-side of a single on parrot records that was on the hot 100 for one week at #93 and then disappeared only to be done a year later by some hokey group called the shadows of knight; however this was a big hit in l.a. as it should have been.
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AND NOW FOR #2 OF THE BRITISH INVASION-bumped "where did our love go" off the top of billboard's hot 100, and stayed there for 3 weeks in 1964. from one of the underrated, really underrated groups; an old american folk song about a cathouse in new orleans, with a mesmerizing keyboard right down to the last note!! rumor had it that their lead singer introduced 18 different european strains of "the clap" to the shores of these united states, and it is a rumor i believe!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgTSfJEf_jM missing a second or two off the ending, but still an incredible piece of music!!
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ANOTHER OF THE TOP FIVE BRITISH INVASION SONGS: let's see- we've posted "go now", and "she's not there", leaving us with three to go. this is one of my favorite songs, and like "go now" was originally done by an american R&B singer:earl-jean. may sound a little bubble-gummy, but i still love the treatment given it by peter noone and pals!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgnIb5YW8J4 a goffin-king composition!! maybe the greatest husband/wife songwriting team (and there were others: barry mann/ cynthia weil and jeff barry/ellie greenwich; great writers of classic rock and roll tunes.
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Big Baby, all the personnel changes in such a short time for seattle is strange indeed. unless the cardinals put their jets into reverse, the seashawks or/and 49ers may catch up with them. they do look pretty strong at 9 and 1, but methinks they have a lot of divisional games to go amongn their 6 remaining, starting on sunday. would take a hell of a collapse for them to get caught, but w/o carson palmer and with an injured larry fitzgerald who knows?
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Big Baby, another of the five greatest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS3ixmsQgCk
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