Yet another word game

stringertom

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Fire was a popular theme in the music of the late 60s, beginning with The Rolling Stones Play With Fire, followed by The Doors Light My Fire and then an often forgotten classic from English (glam before glam) rocker Arthur Brown, simply entitled Fire.

 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.

"Fire burn and cauldron bubble;
Double, double, toil and trouble."


"Or is it, 'Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble?'"


"I'm so mad at everyone who made fun of my serve that I can't remember the f*cking spell to cast on them!"

 
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stringertom

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Morrison’s was a thriving chain of AYCE buffets but their demise coincided with the emigration from India of a portly fellow known for his outlandish color scheme tennis wardrobe. As has been stated by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “I don’t believe in coincidences or fat Indian leprechauns.”
 

stringertom

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The plot escapes me but I simply remember a lot of silliness and a lot of greenery. Brigadoon is the likely culprit, thanks mate!
Mate is anne Aussie synonym for friend or pal butt eye am at a loss four the Indinglish equivalent four that term. Wood Sentipeed caul hiz bro Sabooshs a mate? Eye thinque knot!
 

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Peer group idiosyncrasies whiffinn The Vortex innclued anne abelitea two spell phlawlesslea. The tallint iz lurnt frum whatching the droop volleigh inn a continuous loop wile constraned anne restrickted frum closing ewer ayes bye sum well placed toothpick shaped eye openers:

 

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A big whooshing sound made while within 50 yards and downwind of the Mira Mesa Manor might be a warning signal to don a protective breathing apparatus.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Los Angeles Tennis Center in Westwood is approximately a two hour drive to Mira Mesa if you speed a bit and there is no problem with traffic, which generally requires leaving before five in the morning or after nine at night. So if you're watching an ATP current or former pro practice in the morning or afternoon, and you can't stop thinking about the Maestro, you are likely looking at a 3-4+ hour drive to see the real thing.



 
"The real thing" has long been part of an ad slogan for Coca-Cola, but before that came to be, a popular commercial for the soda told Americans that, "Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke."
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
"The real thing" has long been part of an ad slogan for Coca-Cola, but before that came to be, a popular commercial for the soda told Americans that, "Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke."
"Things go better with coke!" brings to mind a few well known people, but there's no reason to go there.
Coke adds life, it's the real thing.
"Coke adds life, it's the real thing . . . but . . ."



Stringertom hands his favorite crooner a wig and bottle of Mountain Dew.


 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Beautiful problems:

The 50 Best Albums of 2019
The artists who ruled the year, starring FKA twigs, Bon Iver, Kim Gordon, DaBaby, and more

By
Pitchfork
December 10, 2019


Polydor/Interscope
1. Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell!
After eight years, five albums, and complete political and cultural upheaval, Lana Del Rey has risen to her greatest musical heights. When she first crash-landed into the public consciousness in 2011, breathily cooing about video games and blue jeans, the artist formerly known as Lizzy Grant was engulfed in heated debates over her authenticity, whether or not she was in control of her creative output, and whether she deserved her success at all. (As if the Bowies and Madonnas of the world didn’t spend decades proving that an artist’s greatest triumphs can come from reinvention.) But she ignored the haters and plowed forward, steadily carving out her own dark corner of the pop landscape. Norman Fucking Rockwell! takes that journey one step further: It cements Del Rey as a newly emergent Great American Songwriter.

The elements of the Lana Del Rey Cinematic Universe, as established in the Born to Die era, have remained consistent throughout her discography: Lynchian dreamscapes of haunted prom queens and suburban ennui, meditations on the death of the American Dream, Old Hollywood glamour, the agony and ecstasy of bad men, references to classic rock and Comp Lit 101. On Norman ****ing Rockwell!, her songwriting at last goes toe-to-toe with the grandeur of her ideas. Her lyrics are dense poems destined for academic scrutiny, anchored by the kind of dry wit that could come as easily from the pen of Dorothy Parker as from a really good Instagram caption. Del Rey’s attitude towards destructive relationships take a refreshing turn, giving her more agency than ever before: “You’re fun and you’re wild/But you don’t know the half of the **** that you put me through/Your poetry’s bad and you blame the news,” she sings wearily on the title track. “’Cause you’re just a man/It’s just what you do.” (Because the reality of loving a fast-living, leather jacket-clad Romeo on a motorcycle is that you also have to deal with his ********.) Later, on “Venice Bitch,” she’s “fresh out of fucks forever,” like so many of us aspire to be. On “The Greatest,” she takes a widescreen look at our planet, sighing into the void as climate change brings about a hellish endless summer.

Del Rey’s melodies also find their ideal setting in producer Jack Antonoff’s airy Laurel Canyon psych-folk, where she follows in the lineage of Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Untethered from the electronic pop and hip-hop trappings of many of her previous songs, her vocals breathe deep and her melodies luxuriate. Nothing here aims anywhere near the top 40; to paraphrase Del Rey’s buddy Kacey Musgraves, she’s classic in the right way.

Norman Fucking Rockwell! is an album that arrived feeling like a greatest hits collection. Future generations will marvel that one album contained “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it.” And they will scoff in disbelief that Lana Del Rey was once treated as anything but the poet laureate of a world on fire. –Amy Phillips
https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/best-albums-2019/
 

stringertom

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A world on fire could describe my feelings when I read positive reviews and sales figures for a talentless hack singer now revered as a top performer.
 
Performing in the Olympics is every figure skater's dream, and the Ukrainian Oksana Baiul was one such participant in 1994 who went on to win the gold medal, narrowly edging out American skater Nancy Kerrigan, who that year took the silver.
 

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Silver and gold are the two precious metals featured in the titles of Abbey Road songs by The Beatles...Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was one; can you remember the other?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
A world on fire could describe my feelings when I read positive reviews and sales figures for a talentless hack singer now revered as a top performer.
I like her muse. In person and without make-up, she's a nice normal-looking person, but she likes constructing stage personas. When I learned about her teenage love of poetry and editing of found YouTube footage, she caught my interest.
Performing in the Olympics is every figure skater's dream, and the Ukrainian Oksana Baiul was one such participant in 1994 who went on to win the gold medal, narrowly edging out American skater Nancy Kerrigan, who that year took the silver.
I was for Oksana.
Silver and gold are the two precious metals featured in the titles of Abbey Road songs by The Beatles...Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was one; can you remember the other?
The other was Golden Slumbers.

 
"Alone Again (Naturally)” is a song by Gilbert O'Sullivan that was featured on his 1972 U.S. album Himself. He wrote and produced the song…himself.
The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in July of 1972 and again for two weeks in September of that same year. The lyrics to this song are quite moving.
 

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Crash is the second of two movie scripts to earn Oscars in consecutive years for Paul Haggis. He also directed and produced the film. His multitasking skills may have been honed while collaborating with Clint Eastwood on the previous year’s Oscar worthy Million Dollar Baby.
 

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It’s A Beautiful Day was the name of a San Francisco rock band formed in the late 60’s. Their biggest hit was a song called White Bird that featured a violin solo and a lead female vocalist.
 

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Fish is featured on the menus of several top shelf restaurants nearby my work zone. You would have your choice of establishments that include Oceanaire Seafood Room, Fish Bones, Eddie V’s, Bonefish and Moonfish. Bring your padded wallet but the eating is very tasty.
 
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