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Old April 9th 10, 11:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Big Monkey Man
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What gets me is that Helen Shapiro! 'Walking Back to Happiness' starts off
great, then turns into something by a middle-aged male Jewish wide boy -
say, Michael Winner. Oyvay! She obviously had a lovely singing voice but was
managed by someone only interested in the width. And Smokey Robinson's
'Tracks of my Tears' appeared to be an attempt to sell 'Tears of a Clown'
twice? I remember hearing 'Tears of a Clown' on the car radio as a kid,
almost the first pop song I wanted to hear again. Though I pictured Smokey
as an aging lady, sort of like a music industry version of Norma Desmond
(one of the earliest movies I enjoyed that wasn't a cartoon or a Dick Van
Bloke vehicle). 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' - by Peter, Paul and Mary - was
another one. One of those that worried grown-ups as they began to think
maybe this kid had a more adult taste in music than they did. Ah but I was
young, gifted and black! What evr happened to Marcia?

Microsoft would certainly get a bit more of my respect if they included
these songs with WMP rather than the crepe they do.

Big Monkey Man


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Old April 9th 10, 01:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Hi Big Monkey Man/Shane,

Dare I admit that back in the distant mists of 1961 or 62 going to listen to
Helen Shapiro at the old Essoldo cinema in Cippenham, Slough?

She obviously had a lovely singing voice


She did that and agree with your comments.

Thanks for your e-mail, I'm going to have a go at a reply but it may have to
wait a couple of days. So until later,
--
Mike


Big Monkey Man wrote:

What gets me is that Helen Shapiro! 'Walking Back to Happiness'
starts off great, then turns into something by a middle-aged male
Jewish wide boy - say, Michael Winner. Oyvay! She obviously had a
lovely singing voice but was managed by someone only interested in
the width. And Smokey Robinson's 'Tracks of my Tears' appeared to be
an attempt to sell 'Tears of a Clown' twice? I remember hearing
'Tears of a Clown' on the car radio as a kid, almost the first pop
song I wanted to hear again. Though I pictured Smokey as an aging
lady, sort of like a music industry version of Norma Desmond (one of
the earliest movies I enjoyed that wasn't a cartoon or a Dick Van
Bloke vehicle). 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' - by Peter, Paul and Mary -
was another one. One of those that worried grown-ups as they began to
think maybe this kid had a more adult taste in music than they did.
Ah but I was young, gifted and black! What evr happened to Marcia?
Microsoft would certainly get a bit more of my respect if they
included these songs with WMP rather than the crepe they do.

Big Monkey Man


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Old April 11th 10, 09:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Noel Paton[_3_]
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.....That Essoldo cinema was about 150yds from where I was born and lived
until I was 16 years old!
IIRC, Helen Shapiro was actually a local lass, born in the area? apparently
not - Bethnal Green, according to Wikipedia.


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"Mike M" wrote in message
...
Hi Big Monkey Man/Shane,

Dare I admit that back in the distant mists of 1961 or 62 going to listen
to Helen Shapiro at the old Essoldo cinema in Cippenham, Slough?

She obviously had a lovely singing voice


She did that and agree with your comments.

Thanks for your e-mail, I'm going to have a go at a reply but it may have
to wait a couple of days. So until later,
--
Mike


Big Monkey Man wrote:

What gets me is that Helen Shapiro! 'Walking Back to Happiness'
starts off great, then turns into something by a middle-aged male
Jewish wide boy - say, Michael Winner. Oyvay! She obviously had a
lovely singing voice but was managed by someone only interested in
the width. And Smokey Robinson's 'Tracks of my Tears' appeared to be
an attempt to sell 'Tears of a Clown' twice? I remember hearing
'Tears of a Clown' on the car radio as a kid, almost the first pop
song I wanted to hear again. Though I pictured Smokey as an aging
lady, sort of like a music industry version of Norma Desmond (one of
the earliest movies I enjoyed that wasn't a cartoon or a Dick Van
Bloke vehicle). 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' - by Peter, Paul and Mary -
was another one. One of those that worried grown-ups as they began to
think maybe this kid had a more adult taste in music than they did.
Ah but I was young, gifted and black! What evr happened to Marcia?
Microsoft would certainly get a bit more of my respect if they
included these songs with WMP rather than the crepe they do.

Big Monkey Man



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Old April 14th 10, 08:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Big Monkey Man
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Noel Paton wrote:
....That Essoldo cinema was about 150yds from where I was born and
lived until I was 16 years old!


So did it stink then, or was that before they'd discovered sewage?

IIRC, Helen Shapiro was actually a local lass, born in the area?
apparently not - Bethnal Green, according to Wikipedia.



One wonders if Dinsdale Piranha ever nailed her head to a coffee table!

But then I bought an Lophophora Williamsii at the garden centre earlier.

And I tried to send this from Windows Live Mail and closed it to save to
Drafts - then couldn't for the life of me find the Drafts folder for
newsgroups!

What is more, my ears are alight!

DD


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Old May 10th 10, 10:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
HRH The Example John Smith
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"Mike M" wrote in message
...
Hi Big Monkey Man/Shane,

Dare I admit that back in the distant mists of 1961 or 62 going to listen
to Helen Shapiro at the old Essoldo cinema in Cippenham, Slough?


I was still in London, then!

Thanks for inviting me.

As for the Essoldo...any relation to the Kursaal at Southend? (where one
presumes her escape was so urgent she forgot her detergent!).


Toots!



She obviously had a lovely singing voice


She did that and agree with your comments.

Thanks for your e-mail, I'm going to have a go at a reply but it may have
to wait a couple of days. So until later,
--
Mike


Big Monkey Man wrote:

What gets me is that Helen Shapiro! 'Walking Back to Happiness'
starts off great, then turns into something by a middle-aged male
Jewish wide boy - say, Michael Winner. Oyvay! She obviously had a
lovely singing voice but was managed by someone only interested in
the width. And Smokey Robinson's 'Tracks of my Tears' appeared to be
an attempt to sell 'Tears of a Clown' twice? I remember hearing
'Tears of a Clown' on the car radio as a kid, almost the first pop
song I wanted to hear again. Though I pictured Smokey as an aging
lady, sort of like a music industry version of Norma Desmond (one of
the earliest movies I enjoyed that wasn't a cartoon or a Dick Van
Bloke vehicle). 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' - by Peter, Paul and Mary -
was another one. One of those that worried grown-ups as they began to
think maybe this kid had a more adult taste in music than they did.
Ah but I was young, gifted and black! What evr happened to Marcia?
Microsoft would certainly get a bit more of my respect if they
included these songs with WMP rather than the crepe they do.

Big Monkey Man


 




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