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2022-04-30 10:31:20 AM  
I remember when rock was young.
 
2022-04-30 10:36:29 AM  

wademh: I remember when rock was young.


Me and Suzy had so much fun
 
2022-04-30 10:39:30 AM  
You must have seen here dancing in the sand.
 
2022-04-30 10:43:27 AM  
Just a side note TFA mentions 17-11-70 and I have to say that is one hell of an album.   Stripped down, unplugged and raw.
 
2022-04-30 10:44:04 AM  
This is the best version of Rocket Man

William Shatner "Rocket Man"
Youtube 5hARDXYz2io
 
2022-04-30 11:30:49 AM  
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2022-04-30 11:37:23 AM  
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2022-04-30 11:41:11 AM  
I remember Levon and Tiny Dancer being pretty big hits back then.  At least the crappy radio stations I used to listen to back them played both of them incessantly.
 
2022-04-30 11:42:32 AM  

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2022-04-30 11:46:23 AM  

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Hahahahhaha.
 
2022-04-30 11:58:30 AM  

wademh: I remember when rock was young.


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2022-04-30 12:04:50 PM  
elton john - millie jackson - act of war - part two
Youtube RnwIBwx8QTQ
 
2022-04-30 12:20:09 PM  
He's not going very far out into space if he's going to be back on Earth and home for the weekend.  The Apollo 11 trip to the Moon and back took 8 days from takeoff to return.  And this guy implies that he's making trips to Mars in just 5 days?

Something tells me that "Rocket Man" actually works in a 7-11 and is bullshiatting some chick in a bar.
 
2022-04-30 12:26:47 PM  
Maynard J.Keenan & Drozd - ROCKET MAN
Youtube JmQZswYYRhQ


(Maynard James Keenan & Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips)
 
2022-04-30 12:38:32 PM  

Uzzah: He's not going very far out into space if he's going to be back on Earth and home for the weekend.  The Apollo 11 trip to the Moon and back took 8 days from takeoff to return.  And this guy implies that he's making trips to Mars in just 5 days?

Something tells me that "Rocket Man" actually works in a 7-11 and is bullshiatting some chick in a bar.


Moon is a metaphor for treehouse
 
2022-04-30 12:45:18 PM  

Uzzah: He's not going very far out into space if he's going to be back on Earth and home for the weekend.  The Apollo 11 trip to the Moon and back took 8 days from takeoff to return.  And this guy implies that he's making trips to Mars in just 5 days?

Something tells me that "Rocket Man" actually works in a 7-11 and is bullshiatting some chick in a bar.


The narrator is from the future, where traveling speeds are much higher and astronauts do shrooms before launch.
 
2022-04-30 12:55:51 PM  
It was the good old days.  AM radio.  Get bombarded by a song for two weeks straight, and then maybe once a year after that.
 
2022-04-30 1:12:21 PM  
Shocked to find out Tiny Dancer wasn't a hit in the US
 
2022-04-30 2:42:28 PM  

Billy Liar: It was the good old days.  AM radio.  Get bombarded by a song for two weeks straight, and then maybe once a year after that.


FM had their hit stations along with the underground ones.

My intro to them was around 67 with KGO-FM - all we do is music. They only played Beatles and Stones and with the help of some headphones it moved me from the usual 60s music to more RnR. I don't remember the pop ones call letters. KSAN was the underground one and eventually went C&W.

/SFBA
 
2022-04-30 3:09:48 PM  

BizarreMan: wademh: I remember when rock was young.

Me and Suzy had so much fun



Maybe you did, but I found Suzy to be very high maintenance and not all that much fun.

However, I grant that doesn't rhyme nearly as well.
 
2022-04-30 5:54:38 PM  

BizarreMan: wademh: I remember when rock was young.

Me and Suzy had so much fun


Slagging off every band around
Could not wait to put those bastards down
 
2022-04-30 6:18:06 PM  
Major Tom would like a word.
 
2022-04-30 6:25:18 PM  

oa330_man: This is the best version of Rocket Man

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5hARDXYz2io]


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2022-04-30 6:27:23 PM  

Uzzah: He's not going very far out into space if he's going to be back on Earth and home for the weekend.  The Apollo 11 trip to the Moon and back took 8 days from takeoff to return.  And this guy implies that he's making trips to Mars in just 5 days?

Something tells me that "Rocket Man" actually works in a 7-11 and is bullshiatting some chick in a bar.


Well sur-nuff ain't raising her kids on Mars.
In fact it's cold as hell.
 
2022-04-30 6:28:36 PM  
He's still the best and DGAF
 
2022-04-30 7:21:38 PM  

Already Disturbed: He's still the best and DGAF


Good chord progression
Brb
 
2022-04-30 7:46:09 PM  

oa330_man: This is the best version of Rocket Man

[YouTube video: William Shatner "Rocket Man"]


This genius of this performance cannot be topped, ever.
 
2022-05-01 7:45:54 AM  
Just saw him in March at the XCel Center in St. Paul.  Amazing show.  He can't hit the high notes like he used to, but he can still put most of today's "artists" to shame.
 
2022-05-01 8:44:51 AM  

Josbone26: Just saw him in March at the XCel Center in St. Paul.  Amazing show.  He can't hit the high notes like he used to, but he can still put most of today's "artists" to shame.


Especially mumble rappers

Elton John live Murders I'm Still Standing - I'm dill danding - Worst Performance Ever? Funny Subs!
Youtube weYdqzgWsco
 
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