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    SPACE in Evanston Illinois

    Many of you were there for the Fixx show in this intimate venue. I may make a road trip in March to see Kasim Sulton of Utopia/New Cars/Joan Jett fame. Just wondering if my good pal gee-bee, in...
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    All You Want

    Re-recorded versions of Toad the Wet Sprocket's greatest hits. They re-recorded them and sell them on their website, so they can make some money off them instead of the tired old record company that...
  3. Thread: Rush Set-list 2010

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    Check out the vh-1 documentary on Rush. I've...

    Check out the vh-1 documentary on Rush. I've watched it multiple times now, it is really well done.

    Jim
  4. Thread: Are You Satisfied?

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    Are You Satisfied?

    In case you haven't seen this, it is one of my favorite Fixx concert pieces on You Tube. "Are you Satisfied?" has grown to be one of my 5 very favorite Fixx songs.
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  5. Thread: Pumped up kicks...

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    Not to say that I'm a fuddy duddy, because I do...

    Not to say that I'm a fuddy duddy, because I do like stuff like "Riders on the Storm" and "I don't like Mondays" which similarly talk about serial killers and such, but it feels creepier in this day...
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    Pumped up kicks...

    Anybody besides me think the song was kinda groovy until they read the lyrics?
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    rock n' roll hall nominations

    Once again they are out and among the nominees to the popularity contest are Guns n' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett, and Heart as first time nominees.

    Join in the bashing if you like. I can see The...
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    1971

    Working on a "best of 1971" collection for my wife's 40th party. Among the gems:

    Maggie May- Rod Stewart
    Ain't No Sunshine- bill withers
    If you Really Love Me- Stevie Wonder
    Won't Get Fooled...
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    didn't think about the rights issue

    Mike is somewhat right about this as I just had this conversation with Toad the Wet Sprocket, who recently recorded a "new versions" cd of their greatest hits. They said they did this in order to be...
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    Re-recorded/Re-mastered

    iTunes is selling a 4 song set of the Fixx called greatest hits which includes "one Thing", "saved by zero", "red skies", and "stand or fall". The music tracks all sound like the originals, but Cy's...
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    Hey Ho Gee-Bee

    Last time we saw each other was The Fixx at Summerfest, eh? I'm still hoping to go to see Rundgren, so maybe I'll see you there.

    Jim
  12. Thread: What Bands....

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    concert wish list

    I have always had a short wish list for must see concerts:

    Todd Rundgren
    Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Tears for Fears
    Aimee Mann
    Talk Talk
    Sonic Youth
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    Andrew Gold

    Eerily, everytime someone dies, I find myself reconnecting with their music. Soft 70's rock as it may be, I do enjoy Andrews' "Lonely Boy", "Never Let Her Slip Away", and the non-Golden Girls...
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    FIXX me - summer concerts

    My summer is almost complete. My favorite 70's guy Todd Rundgren will be at Summerfest on July 10th for me to see. My favorite 90's band Toad the Wet Sprocket will be in Wisconsin in July also. ...
  15. Thread: Lost Planes

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    Lost Planes

    Everytime I see a news story in the last few years when a plane crashes, lands in water, air-traffic controllers watch dvds and take naps, I think of the immortal words of the Fixx:

    They tell you...
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    Correct you are Steve. I guess I am dreaming...

    Correct you are Steve. I guess I am dreaming more of a Fixx b-sides, odds and sods collection of the few things I don't have. How about these:

    1. a Woodlands type re-make of Camphor
    2. long...
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    ah the memories

    1. The first album I ever bought, rode my bike 4 miles to buy "Shuttered Room", took it home dubbed it to tape and played it in my walkman endlessly.

    2. Driving in my car in college and hearing...
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    hodge-podge

    I would love to see "ships are safe" and "lighthouse" as bonus tracks for us die-hards. And videos from the album.
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    The Fray

    as an example of my last comment, I absolutely love the cd "How to Save a Life" by the Fray. I consider it my favorite cd of the 2000's. But the follow-up, not so much... it doesn't sound any...
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    wtf

    I pretty much agree with many of the other comments here about why Walkabout was not a bigger success, and more importantly why the Fixx also wasn't a bigger success. As a big picture guy, I too...
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    Simply the best

    In my humble opinion, the best around!

    Happy Birthday JWO
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    Most of the stuff I've read suggests that record...

    Most of the stuff I've read suggests that record companies hire directors who have their vision of what the video will look like and the band has little or no say of what the video subject, look, and...
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    Are you satisfied?

    gypsy feet
    wish
    cameras in paris
    changing (more cowbell)
    all about you

    If I had only one Fixx song to listen to for the rest of my life it would be "Are you Satisfied" (so there, take that!)
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    Gerry Rafferty

    Been listening to him since his passing. "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line" are pretty darn good.

    I also listen to the Fixx, Talk Talk, and Sonic Youth pretty much every day!

    Jim in...
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    keepin it short

    Haven't been on for a while but I'm all Calm Animals tonight so this post caught my eye. Without all the reasoning here's my list:

    1. Reach The Beach
    2. Calm Animals
    3. Want that Life
    4....
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