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Thread: How I Became a Fixx fan.

  1. #121
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Vestavia Hills, AL, USA
    Yes, the Vikings....Those Bud Grant-coached teams were tough....
    They played with a passion and a sense of unity that was really special.
    Met Herschel Walker a few years ago, got his autograph. Nice guy.

    Glad you liked my response on the other thread.
    It just came from the heart.

    Hey Angie, did you pass out?
    I think somebody on this forum had some smelling salts........

  2. #122
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    Jan 2002
    State of confusion
    Ah, yes, the Purple People eating years...wont' see the likes of that again. I played blackjack at a casino near the Twin Cites with David Dixon one night, he's very cool. I'm missing my Daunte right now. Hoping Chidress gives me something to cheer about this year!

  3. #123
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Lansdale, PA

    Should have been under How I became Fixx Fan thread

    Can't really recall which song I heard first. I think it was Stand or Fall. The two opening chords immediately grabbed my attention. Bought Shuttered Room not long after and I don't think it left my turntable for a month. It is easily in my top five for a band's first record. Every song was strong and I thought they had the best new sound of any band at the time. Thought the cover picture was pretty cool too. I think I was a senior in high school.
    Then Reach the Beach came out and like many of us, I saw the tour where they opened for a Flock of Seagulls in '83. I thought they were far superior to FOS in concert. The Fixx sound has always captivated me. They are just sound different from any other band I like. Combination of Cy's voice, Jamie's guitar, Rupert's keys and Adam's rock steady drumming just do it for me.
    Phantoms also stayed on my turntable junior year at Villanova until I wore a rut in it. Held up through many beers spilled on and around my stereo. I turned a lot of people on to the Fixx in college. Always included Red Skies on the mix tapes I used to make for my friends. Ah the memories.

  4. #124
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    Mar 2005
    pittsburgh, pennsylvania




  5. #125
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    brought back from the dead for new members to add to.....
    You pass like the moon in silence
    In the warm flooded air
    Looking back to those lost opportunities
    So often missed or ignored
    A thousand times I start heading for the dawn
    Only to turn around and face this rue once more
    There 's something ahead of you
    Cy Curnin

    Don't die, with your music still inside of you.

  6. #126
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Originally posted by Jeanne Thelen
    brought back from the dead for new members to add to.....
    Haha...please refer to my introductory post!

  7. #127
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    Jun 2001
    Home of the World's Largest Six Pack
    I had always liked The Fixx since I started listening to them in the 80's. But THIS MESSAGE BOARD really cemented my interest in them. Having an active and friendly group of people like we have here really made a difference.

  8. #128
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    Mar 2007
    Liverpool, New York, USA
    From the "how long have you been listening to the Fixx" thread:

    I had a tough time knowing how to answer this one...I loved all the Fixx songs I heard and saw videos of in the 80's, but was too young to buy any albums. I lost track of them after that, though I did put OTLTA on a mix tape I made from a lot of my friend's albums. I also used to hear a muzak version of SBZ at my old job, but couldn't think of the name of the song or who it was by (it had no vocals), just that it was a song I once loved. I discovered who it was years later, but still didn't fully rediscover the Fixx. That came a few months ago when I was looking to buy some albums from bands I had loved in my childhood, and ended up settling on the Fixx. Boy, am I glad I did. When I started listening to all the other songs, I discovered I did know Driven Out from somewhere, though to this day I can't be sure where. I think they must have played it on our music at work (which does play the real songs).

    So, I said I've only been listening to the Fixx for less than a year, but that's not entirely true. It's how long I feel I've been a serious fan, though (well, I suppose I can't call myself a serious fan till I've been to a show, but hopefully I can rectify that in July).

    For the continuing story of what happened in July, see this page of this thread, 'cause it's too long to post again:

    Click Here
    Maybe on course to the best yet!

  9. #129
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    Nov 2002
    Las Vegas
    My introduction to The Fixx is probably about as mundane and common as it gets. I was listening to the radio one day and the DJ said something about a hot new band, and he played One Thing Leads to Another.

    I was hooked right there and then. After that, One Thing was being played all the time, and I knew I had to get the tape. I think they started playing Saved By Zero on the air before I actually got the tape, and it just cemented my already firm belief that this was one of my favorite bands ever.

    When I got Reach the Beach, that was it. Hooked for life. And here I am. To this day, Saved by Zero is probably my favorite Fixx song, in addition to being one of my favorite songs ever. Gives me chills seeing/hearing it live.

    With her senses sharpened by the warning cold
    She brings me to memory

  10. #130
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    Aug 2004
    Anaheim, CA
    There used to be a place in Fullerton, CA, called Ichabods back in the mid '80's. On the weekends, cover bands would play (some good, some not so) while I sipped down very tasty $1 Long Island iced teas. It seemed every band for a while played "Red Skies" but I had no idea who the original was. Once I found out and bought "Shuttered Room," that was it. Ah, the good ol' days...

  11. #131
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    Jul 2008
    My friend Jeanne Thelen talked me into going to a concert in Chicago last year and I have been hooked ever since!

  12. #132
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    Feb 2009
    A sort of place you don't often find. A quiet room to go out of your mind.

    Great Thread to Revive Biotech Guy

    My Fixx Revelation is much like Bill Osborneís (on the first page of this thread). Now, I have to read through everyoneís stories here. Great thread!

    This is going to be a long story, so grab a bite to eat first.

    I remember hearing Phantoms & RTB singles on the radio and at the skating rink (of all places). I still remember the skating rink DJís name (George Vacalis) because he obviously had great taste in music.
    In í86 Walkabout happened. And the rest is the best history ever.

    Like Bill (again, first page of thread), I had to go back and collect the other cassettes. We didnít have MTV until 1986 (I know, deprived we were). The stars lined up properly in time for Secret & Built videos to pull me in. Bill put it exactly right- Secret Separation floored me. I remember they toured with the Moody Blues for this album, but I couldnít go see them. Probably grounded for being a troll- even then. OMG I love that album- still-forever. Thank you Jeanette Obstoj for penning that song. Thank you to The Fixx for understanding how it was to be played. Thank you to Rupert Hine for production and helping fate out on this connection. (accepting an award here)

    Our local rock station FM99 played the entire Walkabout album the eve of the show. They also aired an interview w/Cy that had been previously recorded, which I recorded on cassette (have to find that). Simply put, Iíd never heard (and havenít since) anyone that spoke like that- you all know what I mean. Fan turned obsessed. I was in high school and wrote in a journal about The Fixx and things Cy said for extra credit in writing/English class. Thatís one way to like your homework.

    Years later while I was working in a record shop, someone paid for a CD w/ a bill that had an autograph on it. It was Cy Curninís. Couldnít believe my luck! So, I swapped that bill out for one I had : ) Talkabout bling-bling. I was worthless for work for the rest of that day. I still have it. (Fixx fan Carrie knows this story). I guess the person that first got the autograph lost it by theft*?* If any of you had this happen to you, let me know- If your name matches the ďtoĒ on the bill, Iíll return it to you. Loss of autograph should not happen to a Fixxture. I will send my autograph, too -just to be a smart *** troll.

    Anyway, I was not faithfully devoted in the past several years (no loss of love for our Fixx, but for being sucked into work). I had left the record stores, got a desk job and forgot the proper protocol of Fixxtures until this year. I discovered YouTube (yes, I am that slow). The pieces fell into place to lead me to you all here on the forum. And you havenít kicked me out yet. And I am thankful that no one here seems to be over-zealous about Fixx facts and glaring down their nose at those of us Ďless informedí. I will tell you right away- I donít know all the Fixx-files. I love Walkabout and much more. I am beyond contented and grateful for all that you guys share about our Fixx woven in these threads.

    Next weekend will be my first Fixx show! Ecstatic! Iíve only seen them live on video/MTV/YouTube.

    Cannot believe how many times Iíve missed them live in our area because I was not vigilant. This is why you wouldnít want me on the wall at Gitmo- oh- bad reference. Um...done.
    Last edited by Cary C-Troll; 05-29-2009 at 09:43 PM.

    I don't know what I just said or why.

    From my heart & from my hand
    why don't people understand my intention
    -Weird Science

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