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(YouTube)   Happy 65th birthday to Steve Winwood. Because it never gets old - "Give Me Some Lovin" from 1967 (live)   (youtube.com) divider line 33
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2013-05-12 09:40:40 AM
Mid 80's, 86,87? "back in the high life again" tour, Richmond VA at The Mosque. What a supremely kick ass show. Crowd was into it, band was into it, just amazing.
/first row balcony dead center:)
 
2013-05-12 09:46:51 AM
The first verse of "higher love" sounds like 'think I farted'.  That is all.
 
2013-05-12 09:50:01 AM
I will assume that at some point in time Steve Winwood did some decent music, but I'll never find out because his 80s dreck was so annoying I never want to hear his voice again.
 
2013-05-12 09:54:25 AM
I heard that song a day or two ago.. Always reminds me of Iron Eagle.
 
2013-05-12 09:58:09 AM
saw him open for tom petty a couple of years ago with just a trio. he was pretty great. his voice is still in prime shape.
 
2013-05-12 10:12:02 AM

theorellior: I will assume that at some point in time Steve Winwood did some decent music, but I'll never find out because his 80s dreck was so annoying I never want to hear his voice again.


But he was in his 40s by then. Isn't that when you are better, stronger, wiser, faster and smarter than in your 20s? Shouldn't his music have been so good just one note of it would have shattered your brain from its awesomeness?
 
2013-05-12 10:19:31 AM
Moderately interesting
 
2013-05-12 10:29:23 AM

theorellior: I will assume that at some point in time Steve Winwood did some decent music


Blind Faith and Traffic are the bands you're looking for
 
2013-05-12 10:29:29 AM
Great vocalist, good pianist, and he can play a mean guitar too !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvbBDWs8I5A
 
2013-05-12 10:35:21 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: But he was in his 40s by then. Isn't that when you are better, stronger, wiser, faster and smarter than in your 20s? Shouldn't his music have been so good just one note of it would have shattered your brain from its awesomeness?


That depends. Did he turn his brain to cheese by doing too many drugs? Maybe his manager told him to kick out some radio-friendly lite rock bullshiat? I think there's no correlation with age and awesomeness. Look at Johnny Cash--he did some of his most amazing work at the very end of his life.

I'm in my 40s and have probably never been healthier. It probably comes down to choosing the most immortal molecules to ingest.
 
2013-05-12 11:25:22 AM

theorellior: I'm in my 40s and have probably never been healthier.


Middle Aged Delusional Syndrome. When I was in my 20s I had to undergo a rigorous physical to get medical coverage at my job. Treadmill, VO2 max, the works. Turns out those records are still at the clinic now. Guess what? I was in better shape in my 20s. No one is in better shape in their 40s than in their 20s unless they had a disease or something.

I am MEASURABLY fatter, slower, dumber, stupider and uglier. Aging SUCKS.

But it looks like you are on the opposite trend. You'll be awesome in your 60s! My God, you just might solve all the world's problems! How will society cope with an individual as smart and strong as you are becoming?

theorellior: It probably comes down to choosing the most immortal molecules to ingest.


Atoms. But I suppose you think atoms have an age, right? The same ones that have been cycling through everything on the Earth for billions of years, and yet can be 40 years old in you, or 1 year old in a baby!

Oh Brave New World that has such atoms in it!

I wonder how atoms keep track of all the different ages they are supposed to have.

Even better, how can we measure them?

Like, a carbon atom from you, we can measure something about it that says it came from a 40 year old human, right?

Right?

It's different somehow? Maybe it reacts slower with oxygen, or maybe its electrons don't quite emit the same wavelength of light anymore? Maybe its protons weigh less? Maybe their charge is starting to leak, like a tiny NiCd cell?

So, where are all these atoms? Is there like a pile of used up carbon atoms that just don't react anymore?

How does a plant know which atom to pick?

Come on, anything, just give me something here buddy!
 
2013-05-12 12:07:49 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Come on, anything, just give me something here buddy!


I couldn't think of anything that you haven't thought of already. Except that there's a difference between a brick and an outhouse. One is hard to destroy. The other can collapse in a high wind.
 
2013-05-12 12:09:40 PM
Steve Winwood is awesome.  He was a better guitar player in Blind Faith than Eric Clapton.  On a related note, when Rolling Stone voted Clapton #2 rock guitarist evar, I was confused.  He wasn't even the 2nd best guitar player in The Yardbirds. And he barely made it to 2nd in Blind Faith.
 
2013-05-12 12:13:43 PM

Snapper Carr: theorellior: I will assume that at some point in time Steve Winwood did some decent music

Blind Faith and Traffic are the bands you're looking for


One of my favorite songs is still "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"...and yes, off my lawn, please!
 
2013-05-12 12:14:18 PM
Valerie always brings back some pleasant memories. And a little confusion. I used to think that was originally from Arc of the Diver, but it was originally from his followup Talking Back to the Night. Then it was remixed and rereleased in 1987. So it was a pleasant pop song, and it reminds me of my favorite year ever.
 
2013-05-12 12:17:52 PM

theorellior: The other can collapse in a high wind.


Sort of like a Space Nutter's ideas. Hell I can fart on most of them and they fly apart like toilet paper in the microwave.
 
2013-05-12 12:29:56 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Sort of like a Space Nutter's ideas. Hell I can fart on most of them and they fly apart like toilet paper in the microwave.


Sounds like you're finally getting the hang of entropy. See, there are millions of permutations that a collection of bricks can assume, but only one is an outhouse. And sometimes it takes less time and energy to just build a new outhouse than to keep the old one from falling apart. It must be sad to be basically a decrepit outhouse, but I'm sure you'll come to terms with it.
 
2013-05-12 12:54:48 PM
Simple riff, pure awesomeness. It's just the right amount of ragged in the right spots,
 
2013-05-12 01:17:44 PM
The first time I heard the chorus of that Haddaway song it sounded like they'd sampled an old Winwood chorus and slapped a dance beat behind it. It still kinda sounds that way...
 
2013-05-12 01:24:47 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: theorellior: I'm in my 40s and have probably never been healthier.

Middle Aged Delusional Syndrome. When I was in my 20s I had to undergo a rigorous physical to get medical coverage at my job. Treadmill, VO2 max, the works. Turns out those records are still at the clinic now. Guess what? I was in better shape in my 20s. No one is in better shape in their 40s than in their 20s unless they had a disease or something.

I am MEASURABLY fatter, slower, dumber, stupider and uglier. Aging SUCKS.

But it looks like you are on the opposite trend. You'll be awesome in your 60s! My God, you just might solve all the world's problems! How will society cope with an individual as smart and strong as you are becoming?

theorellior: It probably comes down to choosing the most immortal molecules to ingest.

Atoms. But I suppose you think atoms have an age, right? The same ones that have been cycling through everything on the Earth for billions of years, and yet can be 40 years old in you, or 1 year old in a baby!

Oh Brave New World that has such atoms in it!

I wonder how atoms keep track of all the different ages they are supposed to have.

Even better, how can we measure them?

Like, a carbon atom from you, we can measure something about it that says it came from a 40 year old human, right?

Right?

It's different somehow? Maybe it reacts slower with oxygen, or maybe its electrons don't quite emit the same wavelength of light anymore? Maybe its protons weigh less? Maybe their charge is starting to leak, like a tiny NiCd cell?

So, where are all these atoms? Is there like a pile of used up carbon atoms that just don't react anymore?

How does a plant know which atom to pick?

Come on, anything, just give me something here buddy!


I hope I never get stuck at the bus stop with you.
 
2013-05-12 01:51:40 PM
Blind Faith Spencer Davis Group and Traffic are the bands you are looking for

ftfy, Blind Faith sucked donkey oysters
 
2013-05-12 01:54:20 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: Steve Winwood is awesome.  He was a better guitar player in Blind Faith than Eric Clapton.  On a related note, when Rolling Stone voted Clapton #2 rock guitarist evar, I was confused.  He wasn't even the 2nd best guitar player in The Yardbirds. And he barely made it to 2nd in Blind Faith.


Problem is Winwood didn't play guitar in Blind Faith, studio or live.
 
2013-05-12 01:59:15 PM

theorellior: I'm in my 40s and have probably never been healthier. It probably comes down to choosing the most immortal molecules to ingest.


Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you.
 
2013-05-12 02:38:03 PM
  Some friends of mine..and myself were discussing "gimme some loving"...Some felt Winwoods B-3(or possibly C-3) was the turning point,where,the Farfisa and Vox organs starting to lose their place..However most felt,it was Steppenwolf that led to Hammond dominance in late '60's and early 70's pop music...Hammond caught a lucky break,if true..The Steppenwolf guy played a Thomas.
 
2013-05-12 03:53:56 PM
still puts on a good show
/love that Hammond B3
 
2013-05-12 04:07:51 PM
Yes, that song NEVER gets old.

Unless of course it's playing...
 
2013-05-12 04:43:44 PM
Dunno if it was my speakers crapping out, or poor audio quality of the video, but those first lines of Winwood singing sounded like the subtitles appearing on the screen.
 
2013-05-12 05:24:28 PM
1) Great song

2) He was sixteen when he recorded the original

3) Every time 'Valerie' comes on It's not possible for me to change the station fast enough.
 
2013-05-12 07:39:26 PM

AcesFull: Some friends of mine..and myself were discussing "gimme some loving"...Some felt Winwoods B-3(or possibly C-3) was the turning point,where,the Farfisa and Vox organs starting to lose their place..However most felt,it was Steppenwolf that led to Hammond dominance in late '60's and early 70's pop music...Hammond caught a lucky break,if true..The Steppenwolf guy played a Thomas.


Don't forget Richard Wright and whatever organ he used on late 60's Floyd tunes.
 
2013-05-12 10:01:49 PM
Dude is a crazy talented musician, playing just about everything he gets his hands on better than most people can play 1 instrument.
 
2013-05-13 02:28:46 AM
Sing along with Steve!

With a pickle mind
We kick the nipple beer
Steady as a goat
We're flying over trout
Ghetto down the highway
At the speed of light
All I wanna feel now
Is the wind in my eyes
Sack of monkeys in my pocket
My sister's ready to go!

Hear the engines roar now!
Idiot control now!
Hideous control now!
Ninny on the road now!
Minnie in control,
Wheels on fire,
Burning rubber tires!
 
2013-05-13 10:17:54 AM

AcesFull: Some friends of mine..and myself were discussing "gimme some loving"...Some felt Winwoods B-3(or possibly C-3) was the turning point,where,the Farfisa and Vox organs starting to lose their place..However most felt,it was Steppenwolf that led to Hammond dominance in late '60's and early 70's pop music...Hammond caught a lucky break,if true..The Steppenwolf guy played a Thomas.


You mean Goldy McJohn.

/CSB

In 1979 my group was playing a bar in Chatanooga TN.  We shared the stage with a knockoff version of Steppenwolf, with McJohn being the only original member.  It was bizarre.  They played the first set, including all the big Steppenwolf songs.  Then we played a set.  Then they came back on and played the SAME set again.

During the show McJohn got toasted, and his girlfriend started fooling around backstage with one of the guys in my band.  So McJohn got on the mic and screamed "IF ANYBODY WANTS TO GET LAID, MY GIRLFRIEND IS LOOKIN' FOR SOME DICK!!!!"

As I said....it was bizarre.

/McJohn was a great player though.
 
2013-05-13 03:15:24 PM
The guy could have retired from music after Gimme some lovin' / I'm a man and still justly be regarded as a legend.

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