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Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:58 am
by pugchief
dualstow wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 pm
So during that hour my friends and I smoked a lot of marijuana. I seem to remember us listening to "A Child's Garden of Grass" record. One of the friends wanted to steal a scale from one of the science buildings (for use in his marijuana dealings).
I swear this was also an early episode of Louie (Louis CK), maybe season two?
Well, i never thought about it before, but drug dealing students must have tried to steal scales from schools all over the country. Where else are they going to get them.
This was also an episode in the life of half the STEM majors in college during the 70s. A buddy of mine was a Chem major, and he stole an Erlenmeyer flask, a 2-hole rubber stopper, two glass tubes, a length of rubber hose and 2 small funnels. He made a home-made bong from it all that was the envy of half the dorm.

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:17 pm
by dualstow
And the the other half had stolen their own flasks.

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
by Kbg
Random story based on the Raspberries and the Beatles. I went to a Christopher Cross concert (remember "Sailing" from the early 80s?) at my university and it sucked big time. I think he had like three songs, sang those and left the stage. Additionally, his main band was really not very good. I guess as some sort of way to make you feel you didn't get totally screwed over concerning the concert ticket price, after he and his band left the stage the roadies got on the stage and started playing and singing Beach Boys music...and they were almost as good as the actual Beach Boys.

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:00 pm
by vnatale
Kbg wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Random story based on the Raspberries and the Beatles. I went to a Christopher Cross concert (remember "Sailing" from the early 80s?) at my university and it sucked big time. I think he had like three songs, sang those and left the stage. Additionally, his main band was really not very good. I guess as some sort of way to make you feel you didn't get totally screwed over concerning the concert ticket price, after he and his band left the stage the roadies got on the stage and started playing and singing Beach Boys music...and they were almost as good as the actual Beach Boys.
Great story!

I did see the actual Beach Boys in 1974 and remember thinking how incredible it was that they were still playing in that year after it seemed that basically the whole music world had long put their music in the past.

But then I saw them yet again in 1986 and, of al places, at Yankee Stadium AFTER a Yankees game. I think Jerry Lee Lewis may have played before them. Then we saw fireworks! It was July 3, 1986.

VInny

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:33 am
by bedraggled
Kbg and Vinny,

Summer, 1995:

DW and I saw Christopher Cross as a warm up act for the Beach Boys. The location was Jones Beach State Park. There is that amphitheater on the north side of the park.

As to the complaint that Cross was the opening act, I think he did those 3 songs you mentioned and out! The Beach Boys were good and introduced their new album "Night and Day" which is a tribute to 1930s and 1940s big band songs. They played 'Moonlight Serenade' and 'In The Mood.' I am not the biggest Beach Boys fan but that big band album is still great 25 years later. And Paul McCartney was always spurred to create after a Beach Boys release.

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:38 am
by bedraggled
Vinny,

We will need to discuss the Yankees and the DH.

This may require PMs.

I am with Xan on the designated hitter. I did finally see the Mona Lisa in Paris a couple of years ago. If we put a mustache above that mysterious smile, we get the designated hitter. Just thought I'd pass along a thought to enhance your morning.

Cheers.

Re: Where did you go to School?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 am
by Kbg
I saw The Beach Boys circa 1980...I’ve always liked their music but hands down it was the funnest concert I’ve ever been to, to this day. I’ve heard the only concert as fun was a Jimmy Buffet concert.