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  1. today 2015, LOD - Janey, Don't You Lose Heart
  2. today '96, Cleveland night 2 - Reason to Believe https://videopress.com/v/CkoS0nnL
  3. Week 23 18 January Burnley 0 v Watford 1 Brighton 1 v Chelsea 1 19 January Leicester 0 v Tottenham 2 Brentford 1 v Man United 2 21 January Watford 1 v Norwich 0 22 January Everton 0 v Aston Villa 2 Brentford 0 v Wolverhampton 1 Leeds 1 v Newcastle 2 Man United 1 v West Ham 1 Southampton 0 v Man City 2 23 January Arsenal 2 v Burnley 0 Crystal Palace 0 v Liverpool 2 Leicester 1 v Brighton 1 Chelsea 2 v Tottenham 1
  4. today '96, Cleveland - Murder Inc. https://videopress.com/v/wN7yH2Kd
  5. today '85, Charlotte night 2 - an hour of video https://videopress.com/v/6A3wRNSs
  6. today '85, Charlotte night 1 - Racing in the Street https://videopress.com/v/YKDm9FGq
  7. a tribute done at Signature Theater in Arlington, VA - only available for about another 48 hours+
  8. from a friend of a friend ON RONNIE SPECTOR. I've said this a million times, my earliest memory is "Be My Baby" on a Ronettes tape my father had bootlegged. According to my mother, she was "an inspiration when (I was) a young child" and her music is "stored somewhere In he gray matter of (my) brain." Some moments in the history of recording achieve total transcendence from the limits of reality, they are what people dream about. A Black, Cherokee and Irish teenager from Spanish Harlem goes to Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles to sing a song by three young NYC songwriters, of whom is bent on being to Wagner of Rock n Roll, with the burgeoning pop industry's best backing players. The first three seconds, before the vocal or chordal entrance, drummer Hal Blaine already announces this is the best song recorded thus far in history. Phil Spector's "wall of sound" rises and when Veronica Bennett enters, we lift off into rock n' roll heaven (like the end of "Grease.") Ronnie wanted to sound like "girl Elvis", she blows the words right out of the speakers with the attitude and sneer of a New York bitch that would make Elvis quiver. The backup vocals (by Sonny Bono, Darlene Love and CHER) arrive and she soars over them, sexy, aggressive, revolutionary. "Be my little baby. Say you'll be my darling. Be my baby. NOW." 'Do I Love You?" comes later, the anticipatory, euphoric handclaps, piano, oohs and ahhs, the perfect riff, the lyric of devotion and uncertainty, pure melodrama of epic proportions, all lay perfectly for Ronnie's wild protagonist, sings like Odysseus returning home from the Odyssey. The chorus is tragedy and romance, conflict and resolve In eight words: "Do I Love You? Yes, I Love You." It's a secular gospel song of devotion, could be in danger of being saccharine, except Ronnie who sings like she's ready to make love or tear your head off. Ronnie's career could have gone so many places but she was the recipient of so much trauma from her husband and collaborator. The cruelty he inflicted on her is legendary, the stuff of rock n' roll l lore, a perfect example of the dark side of the beauty of music and the music world and of love in general. When she re-emerged, she lost none of the qualities that made her brilliant as a teenager, but as a survivor of so much hurt and pain, she came back to with a tough, world weary edge still capable of describing great joy and her singing about heartbreak, she returns to with the conviction of someone who's been straight to hell and emerged intact and steps right to the microphone. I saw her live three times and she commanded so much mastery and style In her senior years, especially putting her touch on Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" and Amy Winehouse 's "Back In Black." So much of pop music Is the same song over and over again, love and heartbreak. Desire, fulfillment, questions about love. Some of it never felt sincere and was just timely. Some of it hasn't aged well, it doesn't feel real to modern ears. Sometimes the words and the style and the personality don't last. Not all of it, but much of the music that Ronnie, The Ronettes, Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and their peers were responsible for is on the level of emotional and musical value enough that it continues to be the soundtrack of our lives. Their "teenage dreams" are for hearts of all ages, all times, they were looking way past their own generation. They took the classic narrative that you learn from Gershin and Berlin, and put the attitude and accent of the first generation of young New York rock n' rollers on it, the first generation of teenagers ever, they chose music over Dentistry (or another respectable vocation.) "Why Won't They Let Us Fall In Love?", escapism to world of dreams and romance, imagination the mundanity of the expectations of the previous generation. To me, the thing that is most crucial, the difference between back pages and permanent rotation on all the all time jukebox of hits, is the singer and the conviction In which they attack the lyric and melody. The same reason Billie Holiday's singing "All Of Me" is brutalizing and Frank Sinatra's is merely pleasant. Ronnie's singing had a realness and an emotional quality that blew past what other people were capable of in recorded music, and the people she influenced would redefine the role entirely of the singer in pop music. What can you say? How brutal does it get? That's what makes the rock n' roll singer. The Ronettes are absolute rock n roll even If some part of history makes them seem like a bubblegum vocal group. She was authentic, a teenage girl from New York City, a total loudmouth. People might hear the same thing now and hear corny old bullshit, but The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Stones all heard the future and possibilities of recorded music and the rest is fucking history. I had it in my ears as an infant and it was like predestination. I never stood a chance. Rock n' roll is the best, some of us were meant to do it, no matter how unlikely or difficult your journey may be. RIP TO THE QUEEN OF ROCK N' ROLL: VERONICA BENNETT. RONNIE SPECTOR.
  9. In 1987, a series of concerts were staged, filmed and recorded showcasing legendary artists of various genres, from vintage rock n’ roll to reggae. These productions were later aired as specials on HBO and portions broadcast on The King Biscuit Flower Hour. One of the more interesting concerts in this series focused on popular female vocalists of the early 1960s and was billed as "The Legendary Ladies of Rock N' Roll.” Presented at New York City’s Latin Quarter on February 19, 1987, and featuring a backing band led by guitarist Jimmy Vivino that also boasted Bruce Springsteen saxman, Clarence Clemons, this event presented back-to-back performances by a very impressive roster of talent. From Girl Group leaders to Motown powerhouses this night recalled the multi-artist tours of the early 1960s, with each artist belting out their biggest hits in rapid succession, but with much higher production values. Co-hosted by Grace Slick and Belinda Carlisle, both of whom join in the fun, this night was a fast paced celebration of the women who helped shape not only rock n’ roll but also many genres of popular music.
  10. today '85, Columbia, SC - Highway Patrolman https://videopress.com/v/YZWErifU
  11. https://www.njarts.net/musicians-and-friends-mourn-the-death-of-ronnie-spector/ and see the bolded sentence below - Southside is forever Southside Musicians and friends mourn the death of Ronnie Spector By: JAY LUSTIG | 2 HOURS AGO One of the rock world’s greatest singers, Ronnie Spector, has died at the age of 78. As the lead singer of Ronettes hits such as “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain” in the ’60s, and later as a solo artist, Spector had a stunningly powerful and inimitable voice that endeared her to generations of rock fans. A statement posted on her Facebook page today reads: “Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan. “Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humor and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude. “Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her.” Spector, who was born Veronica Bennett and grew up in New York, entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of The Ronettes. “I just heard the news about Ronnie Spector and I don’t know what to say,” wrote Brian Wilson on Facebook. “I loved her voice so much and she was a very special person and a dear friend. I don’t think I ever listened to a song more than ‘Be My Baby’ and this just breaks my heart. Ronnie’s music and spirit will live forever.” “I’m in total shock!,” wrote Darlene Love on Facebook. “Did not see this one coming. Please give me time to process my thoughts to give Ronnie the proper tribute she deserves. She and I shared so much together.” Joan Jett wrote on Twitter: “Our dear friend Ronnie Spector, has passed. She was the sweetest person you could ever know. And her mark on rock and roll is indelible.” “It was an honor to Produce her and encourage her to get back on stage where she remained for the next 45 years. Her record with the E Street Band helped sustain us at a very precarious time (thanks to Steve Popovich),” wrote Steven Van Zandt on Twitter, referring to her 1977 single with the E Street Band, “Say Goodbye to Hollywood.” “Condolences to her husband and family.” Spector appeared on Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes 1976 debut album, I Don’t Want to Go Home, which was produced by Van Zandt, and toured with the group. “Ronnie Spector was full of life and a delight to know,” said Southside Johnny. “She was definitely one of the high points of my teenage years and one of the high points of my touring life. When she came on stage with The Jukes the crowd went crazy. And, I got to play castanets! Who could ask for more. Rest in a groove, Ronnie.” Southside continued: “Ronnie traveled with us in a makeshift bus that was part of the Bergenline route that we had re-fitted with brass beds. She never complained. She had a great time and we really enjoyed having her on the road. Of course, once she walked on stage I was dead meat. But I loved working with her and it was a thrill getting to sing with one of your vocal influences. And yes she was an influence. Her vibrato was something I stole to use in certain songs. One thing I am sure, she won’t see Phil Spector where she’s going. Bye-bye, Baby.” The Ronettes (from left, Nedra Talley, Ronnie Spector and Estelle Bennett). Ronnie Spector also made guest appearances at several shows by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; introducing her to the crowd at the Palladium in New York in 1976, Springsteen called her “somebody really special” as well as someone “who I love and wanted to marry ever since I heard her first record. … and I still do.” Some other reactions: • John Eddie: “Ronnie Spector’s voice on ‘Be My Baby’ was what my teenage self imagined falling in love sounded like. Her ‘whoa whoa whoa’s’ made me feel funny inside. They still do.” • Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie: “A true rock n roll star has left the building and left us breathless. This positively brilliant, dangerous, beguiling and ferociously sexy woman stole our heart with the Ronettes and never gave it back. She went through some heavy shit in her life, but she came out on top. “Oh and she sang one of the top 10 greatest songs of all time.” • Amy Rigby: “I’m feeling beyond sad about Ronnie Spector’s passing. How unique and perfect in her bad-girlness was she? It’s one of the biggest honors of my life that she recorded a song I wrote with her voice in my head. Her husband Jonathan and family and all those who loved her and the musicians who rocked with her are in my thoughts. There’ll never be anyone else like her. Aren’t we lucky to have shared this world with her?” (Note: The song she is referring to is “All I Want”). Spector, according to her Facebook page, requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to local women’s shelters or the American Indian College Fund. The message also said that a celebration of her life will be announced in the future.
  12. 78 IIRC @rachelharms recently saw her perform in Jersey.
  13. Newcastle at Turf Moor final game of the season, in a game that could easily determine relegation
  14. You clearly have excellent taste, as there are many wonderful choices and personal favorites of mine of that list among the non-official releases.
  15. today '96, Detroit night 2 - Streets of Philadelphia https://videopress.com/v/w4Rg1WKW
  16. Week 22 11 January Southampton 1 v Brentford 1 Everton 2 v Leicester 2 12 January West Ham 2 v Norwich 0 14 January Brighton 1 v Crystal Palace 0 15 January Man City 2 v Chelsea 1 Burnley 1 v Leicester 1 Newcastle 1 v Watford 0 Norwich 0 v Everton 1 Wolverhampton 1 v Southampton 0 Aston Villa 1 v Man United 1 16 January Liverpool 2 v Brentford 0 West Ham 2 v Leeds 0 Tottenham 2 v Arsenal 1
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