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  1. Rams are fortunate to win, if that game gets to OT I think it's a different result.
  2. We're binge watching the Sex And The City reboot right now as the ice falls outside.
  3. I still have my cd bootleg I got from a record fair way back in the day.
  4. So what's your favorite Meatloaf song? I'm stuck between Heaven Can Wait (cause of Roy's piano) and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad (cause of the chorus).
  5. Also should add that Bat had wonderful contributions from the ESB. Roy's piano parts are top notch.
  6. Very sad to hear this. Bat was a great album. Back in 1977 when it was released, I was a college student in an apartment with two roommates. Me and one other had hundreds of albums each. The third roommate had literally three, but one of them was Bat, and it was one of our most played albums. I still remember playing it in the apartment for my best friend who was and still is a huge Yankees fan and seeing his reaction when Phil Rizzuto's play-by-play came on in Paradise. RIP Marvin.
  7. The end of the game to me epitomized how screwed up the Steelers offense is. They get down to around the 14 yard line and used their last timeout with about 12 seconds left. Games over, but you got probably 2 shots at the end zone and Ben can at least finish his career with a positive. So what happens? Ben throws a 6 yard pass and the receiver gets tackled and the game is over. Perplexing to me they didn’t even try to take the chance.
  8. Demon’s would have been my 4th.
  9. Exile, Ziggy and Europe 72.
  10. That's quite the list. I got a lot of them too.
  11. Steve Van Zandt on How Ronnie Spector Saved the E Street Band In 1977, Bruce Springsteen was caught up in a nasty lawsuit with his ex-manager, Mike Appel, and was running out of money to pay the members of the E Street Band. Springsteen was legally barred from the recording studio, and the band members were losing patience. As guitarist Steve Van Zandt recalls in his book Unrequited Infatuations, at least three members — who had other options as session musicians — actually voted to break up. But after Van Zandt convinced his bandmates to hold off, his friend, record exec Steve Popovich, came up with a perfect solution, which involved a temporary new frontwoman for the E Street Band: Ronnie Spector. Spector, who was just easing out of semi-retirement — she had worked with Van Zandt the previous year on Southside Johnny’s debut, I Don’t Wanna Go Home, which he produced — was a musical hero for Van Zandt and Springsteen alike. (Just check out the whoa-whoa-whoas on “Born to Run,” which are straight out of the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.) “We all fell in love with that voice,” says Van Zandt. “That combination of innocence and a little bit of sensuality and sexuality.” (Spector died January 12th at the age of 78.) Popovich came up with the idea of releasing a Ronnie Spector and the E Street Band single covering Billy Joel’s “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” which Joel had written as a tribute to Spector’s style, and earning the band members a decent paycheck in the process. Spector agreed, and they all went into CBS Studios, with Springsteen along as an advisor. “At a certain point, we realized that she had changed the vibrato of her voice,” Van Zandt recalls. “She changed her style a bit in the off years and so we just kind of reminded her, there’s this thing you do, this really cool sexy vibrato thing. And then we got the take.” Van Zandt’s one regret is not adding harmonies to the vocal, which he thinks would’ve made it the hit single it deserved to be. “It should have been a hit, that thing,” he says. In any case, the money from the single helped bridge the gap, and the E Street Band stayed together, going on to make Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, Born in the U.S.A. and all that followed, all thanks to their girl-group idol. Meanwhile, Spector and Van Zandt had a brief romantic relationship, in which he learned the extent of her struggles with alcoholism. She sobered up and went on tour with Southside Johnny, who had also stopped drinking — and Spector continued touring for the rest of her career. “We had her back on stage, and she stayed there for the next 45 years,” says Van Zandt. “Professionally, what an honor to produce her. And it was a very, very critical moment.
  12. Light of Day was great on that tour, a high energy set closer. As for 10th Ave, if you didn't like it, it was a perfect time to hit the bathroom and get a snack and drink all at the same time without missing the next song. But I liked it.
  13. Guess I have to eat my words. Geno made his season debut last night and got 2 goals and an assist. But he also did get an "assist" on the other teams goal with a giveaway in front of his own net.
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