I think we're lost...

Discussion in 'Big Brother House' started by Liz Skywalker, Sep 12, 2002.

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yeehaa! Saturday morning and the sun is shining. A beautiful crisp spring morning.

    So, good morning Tom, good morning Liz. I guess Casper's not on yet, and Kerryn is still sleeping off last night. ;)

    // stretches //
  2. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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  3. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Morning JP! :)

    Any plans for your Saturday?
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Off for a walk to the village this morning to drop off some library books. Just finished "Shadows of the Empire" which was quite good as far as that sort of thing goes. I'm reading the first of Tery Pratchett's Discworld novels now.

    Might grab some breakfast at one of the cafes. Then I've got to get my brother a gift. It was his 24th birthday yesterday, and so I'm off to the folks tonight for a family dinner to celebrate it.

    Not sure what to get him. Probably give him a CD and a bottle of rum. He drinks really crap, sweet, locally made black rum - I might try and get him a bottle of something decent like Havana Club.

    I'm also wallowing a little today. I found out yesterday one of my all-time favourite muso's has incurable lung cancer. :(

    www.warrenzevon.com
  5. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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  6. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Oh, that is very sad. :(

    He is an incredibly gifted musician... we've sampled him more than once. ;) :D

    Lung cancer is such a terrible way to go. I only hope he can be relatively pain free and find some joy in the rest of his days. Man, am I glad I quit smoking.

    Anyway, it sounds like you have a fun day planned JP. I started to try to read my first EU book recently... I can't remember what it was called, obviously I had a hard time getting into it.
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Still. If he can see the funny side, so should we;



    "Really, the thing I want is to last through the winter so I don't miss the new James Bond movie," he said Wednesday by phone from his home in West Hollywood. "And I want to wear sweaters, a scarf, the overcoat, the whole thing, like a Winona Ryder movie. And I can be this miserable, classic Walter Matthau invalid. Not that I haven't been that before.... "

    [face_laugh]

    Here's the title track off his previous album.

    It hurts when you smile
    You'd better get out of town
    Before your nickname expires
    It's the kingdom of the spiders
    It's the empire of the ants
    You need a permit to walk around downtown
    You need a license to dance

    Life'll kill ya
    That's what I said
    Life'll kill ya
    Then you'll be dead
    Life'll find ya
    Wherever you go
    Requiescat in pace
    That's all she wrote

    From the President of the United States
    To the lowliest rock and roll star
    The doctor is in and he'll see you now
    He don't care who you are
    Some get the awful, awful diseases
    Some get the knife, some get the gun
    Some get to die in their sleep
    At the age of a hundred and one

    Life'll kill ya
    That's what I said
    Life'll kill ya
    Then you'll be dead
    Life'll find ya
    Wherever you go
    Requiescat in pace
    That's all she wrote

    Maybe you'll go to heaven
    See Uncle Al and Uncle Lou
    Maybe you'll be reincarnated
    Maybe that stuff's true
    If you were good
    Maybe you'll come back as someone nice
    And if you were bad
    Maybe you'll have to pay the price

    Life'll kill ya
    That's what I said
    Life'll kill ya
    Then you'll be dead
    Life'll find ya
    Wherever you go
    Requiescat in pace
    That's all she wrote

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  8. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it seems like he's got a really good perspective. :D
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    If there's anybody out there reading, I'll probably start up a Zevon thread in YJCC when I exit here around noon.

    And if you're wondering who the hell this guy is, you may be familiar with his songs Werewolves of London, Excitable Boy and Lawyers, Guns & Money.

    There's an MP3 on his website of one of his latest songs, it's typical of his style;
    THE NEW SONG BY WARREN ZEVON AND CARL HIAASEN- BASKETCASE


  10. Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod

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    Life'll kill ya
    That's what I said
    Life'll kill ya
    Then you'll be dead



    now, that's what I call uplifting. [face_mischief]
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, all his songs are like that Liz. :D

    If you want some good lyrical reading, scan through this webpage.

    Beware that some songs may include profanities. ;)

    Tom. What have you sampled of his?
  12. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    It's a bit embarrassing but I actually don't know the names of songs or anything. At our studio we have thousands of records, and we usually just sample things sort of at random, then manipulate the sounds on our computer.

    I do know that we've mostly sampled stuff off of the "Excitable Boy" LP...

    [image=http://ubl.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drd700/d772/d77234lo122.jpg]
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    LOL. Fair enough. That album's great.

    My favourite is probably "Learning to Flinch", a live album. I saw him in New Zealand on that tour, he played solo, acoustic but it was anything but an "unplugged" type show. A couple of the tracks from the gig I was at made the album too :D

    [image=http://www.warrenzevon.com/music/images/learning.jpg]

  14. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Awesome!

    I'll have to check that one out, I don't think I've ever heard anything that he's done in the 90's or later.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Oh yeah. IMHO all terminal musicians should do this;

    Zevon received the news last month and is spending time with his children and has begun writing and recording as many songs as possible in the weeks that lie ahead. He's in the recording studio next week.
    Next week, though, Zevon plans to be in the recording studio. Long known as a methodical, less-than-prolific artist, Zevon is now in a different gear.

    "I've been working frantically," he said. "But you know, imminent doom lowers the bar a bit."

    If the trips to the studio are too taxing, Zevon has at his disposal an elaborate nest of recording gear set up within feet of his bed. "That's thanks to Danny Goldberg," he said, a nod to the chief of Zevon's label, Artemis Records. "He is the absolute best."

    Zevon declined to offer any hints about the new songs, but he said fans should not anticipate material of moist eyes or long, distant stares. "You needn't look for a great deal more of piety. I have a little mischief in mind."/>

    What a trooper! [face_laugh]

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  16. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Oh yeah definitely, that is too cool!

    I think I've found a new hero. :D
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    OK, I gotta head out for a couple of hours. I see we have until 5:30 board time to remain intrusive, so hopefully I can pop back in to wish the three of you all the best for the next few days of the game, and congratulate you for making it this far. ;)

    Ciao.


    Oh, one more question for the housemates. Would you ever consider partaking in this sort of game again in the future? or is once quite enough?
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Oooh. I think I have about 10 minutes up my sleeve til the 24 hour intrusion is over. :D

    Casper, Tom and Kerryn - best of luck for your remaining time in the house.

    I thank you all for the amusement you (and your ousted bedfellows) have given me over the last few months, and have enjoyed getting to know you all a lot better, in a pseudo voyeristic way.

    // stands. claps //

    See you on the other side...
  19. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Sure I would. Of course there's no way I could guarantee that I would ever be able to devote as much time to a game of this sort as I was able to for this one... but I would do it, although I highly doubt that the experience could top this one.

    Unless of course Meg, Kerryn, and Casper did it with me. :D
  20. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Thanks jp! Oh, and in answer to your question, I don't think so. I absolutely loved doing this, but it is very exhausting. Maybe if there's enough time between games, but the game becomes too emotional at times and it's hard not to just "switch off."
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