this or that

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
LA, CA but that's because I've never been to FL., I guess Mike would veer towards LDRey's LBC?

let's leave the beaches in LA.

GriffithObservatory?

or

The Getty Museum
Lana has a house in my once home city, Venice.

Griffith Observatory is iconic and I've been there several times, but I would rather visit the Getty Museum.

Night out on the Sunset Strip:


Whiskey a Go Go


~~~or~~~

The Viper Room?
 
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Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
It depends on my mood. Robbie wrote "Light My Fire" and it became a hit, while Jim wrote "People Are Strange."


HOW JIM MORRISON’S NEW YORK MOMENT INSPIRED ‘PEOPLE ARE STRANGE’
MARTIN KIELTY
November 16, 2018

Several stories circulate about the inspiration behind the Doors’ classic “People Are Strange” from their second album Strange Days. But keyboardist Ray Manzarek had a very clear version of his own.

In an archival interview with Uncle Joe Benson of the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, Manzarek, who died in 2013, said singer Jim Morrison had come up with the idea after spending a night with Andy Warhol in the artist’s Factory studio.

“I don’t know if he even fell asleep or anything,” Manzarek said. “He got up about five o’clock, five-thirty in the morning, looked around, everybody’s passed out. [He] heads outside the Factory. We’re staying midtown, he’s downtown at Andy Warhol’s Factory, starts walking back. He said, ‘You know, the sun was just starting to come up … it was New York City and it was nice.’ It was late spring or something, maybe early fall. He said, ‘New York is great – it’s like empty, it’s deserted; there’s nobody around.’”

Morrison wasn’t upset about the absence of cabs as he was enjoying the walk, Manzarek said. That’s when the singer began to see the city waking up. “Little by little, out of the subways … people started coming up there, coming up and up and up," he recalled. "It was like creatures were crawling out from underground. … By the time he got to midtown the city was packed.”

He said that "People Are Strange" is "about the people coming out of the New York subway as Jim Morrison was walking back from Andy Warhol’s Factory to our hotel in midtown Manhattan.”
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/doors-people-are-strange-inspiration/

Robbie's Version:

"People Are Strange” has a great chord progression. Did you write that?


Yeah. Jim came up to my house in Laurel Canyon one night, and he was in one of his suicidal, downer moods. So John said, “Come on, Jim, we’ll go see the sunset. That’ll get you out of this.” We went up to the top of Laurel Canyon and it was incredibly beautiful—we were looking down on the sun reflecting off the top of the clouds. Jim had a total mood flip-flop, and said, “Wow! Now I know why I felt like that. It’s because if you’re strange, people are strange.” And he wrote the lyrics right there. Then I came up with the music and we went back down the hill.
https://www.guitarworld.com/magazine/interview-robby-krieger-doors-strange-days


"Strange Days"

~~~or~~~

"Break On Through"?
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
> The place of River Phoenix's demise <

Gotta go with that car and the Marlene Dietrich's Walk of Fame!

Light My Fire

or

People Are Strange?
Strangertom preferred Light My Fire contemporaneously but People Are Strange has grown on him since joining TTW. There are too many to list to thank for that feeling.
It Depends on my mood. Robbie wrote "Light My Fire" and it became a hit, while Jim wrote "People Are Strange."


HOW JIM MORRISON’S NEW YORK MOMENT INSPIRED ‘PEOPLE ARE STRANGE’
MARTIN KIELTY
November 16, 2018

Several stories circulate about the inspiration behind the Doors’ classic “People Are Strange” from their second album Strange Days. But keyboardist Ray Manzarek had a very clear version of his own.

In an archival interview with Uncle Joe Benson of the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, Manzarek, who died in 2013, said singer Jim Morrison had come up with the idea after spending a night with Andy Warhol in the artist’s Factory studio.

“I don’t know if he even fell asleep or anything,” Manzarek said. “He got up about five o’clock, five-thirty in the morning, looked around, everybody’s passed out. [He] heads outside the Factory. We’re staying midtown, he’s downtown at Andy Warhol’s Factory, starts walking back. He said, ‘You know, the sun was just starting to come up … it was New York City and it was nice.’ It was late spring or something, maybe early fall. He said, ‘New York is great – it’s like empty, it’s deserted; there’s nobody around.’”

Morrison wasn’t upset about the absence of cabs as he was enjoying the walk, Manzarek said. That’s when the singer began to see the city waking up. “Little by little, out of the subways … people started coming up there, coming up and up and up," he recalled. "It was like creatures were crawling out from underground. … By the time he got to midtown the city was packed.”

He said that "People Are Strange" is "about the people coming out of the New York subway as Jim Morrison was walking back from Andy Warhol’s Factory to our hotel in midtown Manhattan.”
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/doors-people-are-strange-inspiration/

"Strange Days"

~~~or~~~

"Break On Through"?
going with The Lizard King to break on through FTW

Breakfast In America by Supertramp

or

Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Breakfast of Champions

Kurt's Brave New World [or, was it 1984? I don't remember laughter anymore], erm, I mean Player Piano

or

Slaughter House-Five?
Schlachthof-Funf FTW

Uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei

or

Eins, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
That’s Signorina Taticchi, not Senorita Cruz you are counting out, you heathen!

I blame it to Jamón Jamón which introduced me the first time to Peneope Cruz (indelibly seared on my mind) before she was Mrs Vanilla Sky; and later on the plastic surgery]. Miss World Italy never mind, I like Miss France more!
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Olives FTW!

Better NYC pizza style:

Neapolitan
or
Sicilian
???
Neapolitan, Naples also had the best spaghetti imo, spaghetti alla puttanesca.
'
Luciano Pavarotti

or

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau {Goaty imo, as MikeNadal would say it]?








 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I blame it to Jamón Jamón which introduced me the first time to Peneope Cruz (indelibly seared on my mind) before she was Mrs Vanilla Sky; and later on the plastic surgery]. Miss World Italy never mind, I like Miss France more!
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Neapolitan, Naples also had the best spaghetti imo, spaghetti alla puttanesca.
'
Luciano Pavarotti

or

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau {Goaty imo, as MikeNadal would say it]?
Puccini’s most powerful aria (completed posthumously BTW) FTW

Preferred version of it from these many great tenors:


https://youtu.be/_d4ap5I_tmk
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Bocelli, but Anna probably would disagree.



Anna Kournikova is an American citizen, and Maria Sharapova is a Russian citizen.

Both seem Russian,
both seem American,
Anna seems American and Maria seems Russian,
or Anna seems Russian and Maria seems American?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Animate object of attraction FTW!

Favored Orlando attraction:

Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Or

Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

???
I have never been to Orlando, but I went to Disneyland in college with my girlfriend. We had a bag of pot chocolate chip cookies, so I can tell you what Disney attractions are great when high.

I have had enough spells put on me, so Star Wars.

Purple haze all around
Don't know if I'm comin' up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me

Woo hoo, witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo, witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

~~~or~~~

Got your spell on me, baby
You got your spell on me, baby
Yes, You got your spell on me, baby
Turning my heart into stone

I need you so bad, Magic Woman
I can't leave you alone
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
James' cocktail and it's many variants.

Grannies favourite tipple of choice--geographical gins:

Xorigeur Mahón Gin


or

Pymouth Gin [is now classified as London Dry Gin; circa 2015]?

 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
I best like it when Mourinho, Lampard, and Terry together with Abramovich ruled EPL, even at the time when El Niño [£50 million signing] donned the cursed #9.


But enough alrealy of Roman Abramovich.

J.J. Abrams as

writer [S.]


or

producer [Alias] . . . and so much more.

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I best like it when Mourinho, Lampard, and Terry together with Abramovich ruled EPL, even at the time when El Niño [£50 million signing] donned the cursed #9.


But enough alrealy of Roman Abramovich.

J.J. Abrams as

writer [S.]


or

producer [Alias] . . . and so much more.

Director J.J. FTW...anyone attempting the career trifecta of MI/Star Trek/Star Wars and pulling it off with a perfect dismount is epic af.

Great J.J.’s in music:

Jerry Jeff Walker

or

J.J. Cale

???
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Redick FTW! It looks like his playoff streak ends at 13 unless GM James clicks his fingers and says, “Come to LA, old man!”

WC Champions:

LAL

or

LAC

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Even with the services of Leonard, George, Coach Doc, and Ballmer's money isn't going to buy them a singular championship, it's just the way it is, until it isn't but for now player/coach James stands tall in the west; about time he summons J.J.

Worthier LAker,

Worthy

or

Jabbar?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Even with the services of Leonard, George, Coach Doc, and Ballmer's money isn't going to buy them a singular championship, it's just the way it is, until it isn't but for now player/coach James stands tall in the west; about time he summons J.J.

Worthier LAker,

Worthy

or

Jabbar?
KAJ Skyhook FTW! Single most undefensible shot in NBA history!

Better athlete to actor transition:

Alex Karras from NFL DT to illiterate Mongo in Blazing Saddles

or

KAJ from GOAT NBA center to co-pilot Roger Murdock in Airplane

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Bunnymen. (I saw their reincarnation as Electrafixion in the mid-1990s at the Viper Room. I was looking for a friend who got me the invite, and a crowded table of young women thought I looked lost and waved me over. It turned out to be girlfriends of the band, and I was the only guy at their table with one of the girls sitting on my lap during the show. Strange night.)

"She's Electric"

"Electric Sky" (Milla Vcore89ovich)

"Body
Electric" (Lana BrazillianTom)

or Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
LH Master of the Stratocaster FTW

Stranger unexpected warmup band encounter:

A housemate of studenttom’s recount of seeing Jimi warmup for The Monkees

or

Yuppietom’s personal discovery of Cheap Trick warming up for Todd Rundgren & Utopia

???
 
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