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No no! It's ok! I can listen to all of mi madre's vinyl once I get a record player. I've HEARD it all, I just, don't own it. But thank you for the generous offer! And for the stoning. Pain is redemption!
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My first vinyl possesion was KISS ALIVE II. My brother and I saved our paper route money to buy it.

The first music that moved me was "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly.
I also remember dancing around the house to the Ventures "Telstar".
Can you imagine life without music?
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gingerman wrote: Can you imagine life without music?
i wouldn't have made it a day past 11 years old.
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!

My 1st record was a 45rpm...
I was about 3 or 4...

"Come And Get It"-Badfinger

"If you want it,
Here it is, come and get it.
Mm-mm-mm, make your mind up fast"...

I used to play that song on this really bad
Peter Pan record player. Over and over....
I still have the disc...
Somewhere...


Of course, when it comes to a band that touched my soul,
there's always

this thing right here

WHOOOOOOOOSH!!!!
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Happy Father's day!!!
My present is to recycle an old thread, rather than create a new one...

My mom's friend, Judy, took me to see "Yellow Submarine" in the theater,
which shows what an old bastard I am...

Chelsea, I'd love a Beatles mixtape, if the offer still stands..
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happy's father's day, indeed! We took our Dad to try the latest Peruvian joint that's opened up in SJ. Appropriately, we used part of the time to plan a trip back to the Fatherland - so my Dad can finally visit Macchu Picchu!

Erm, to bring it back to music, my Dad was also telling me about some new Peruvian tenor that is making the opera world all crazy go nuts. (We're rather big on opera in my fam.) I'll have to research and get back to you guys on this...
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Squid wrote:Erm, to bring it back to music, my Dad was also telling me about some new Peruvian tenor that is making the opera world all crazy go nuts. (We're rather big on opera in my fam.) I'll have to research and get back to you guys on this...
Juan Diego Florez! Oh my god, he's so amazing. I saw him in Vienna last spring in this production (and doesn't he look great in Tyrolean Lederhosen? At least as good as Rufus Wainwright I'd say!) which was basically touring through Europe, you can also buy it on DVD. Totally worth it.
I snuck into the rehersals as many times as I could, and he was almost always singing at full voice, which is especially amazing if you think he's got an aria with 9 (nine!) high C's in this piece. I usually hate high C's, but he made every single one sound so effortless! ('tubed) People went nuts.

Funny piece of trivia: He's got an Austrian passport (like many opera singers who are not originally from here) and got married in Vienna.
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See, I knew you would know, Moni! And you've already seen him as well! I'm going to order that DVD for my Dad today. And send him the youtube links as well.

(My parents have both discovered YouTube, and it's kind of freaking me out.)
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