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Discussion in 'South Bend, IN' started by vaderisone, Mar 5, 2006.

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  1. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    That is amazing! Good find, MT.
  2. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    WARNING____________WARNING____________WARNING_________WARNING_________WARNING




    no no no __________NOT_____a spoiler alert,

    but after ___________years__________________________________________________and years[face_laugh]






    and after several posts indicatint something yet to come.


    After, many hours and days of technical help, both free and paid for,



    and at the suggestion of BDZ and maybe the reaquest of others,



    and I hope you are sitting down and your pace-makers are operational
    and the difibulators are charged!



    I have ___________after over 14-years got myself a brand new "shiney" computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1367.jpg]



    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1368.jpg]
  3. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    :eek:


    AWESOME! Well done, MT. You should try this new internet service I've been hearing about:

    [image=http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/madmaze/prodigy_login_large.jpg]


    Love the pic on your screen, by the way!
  4. ToneLoc Jedi Master

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    May 16, 2002
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    I haven't posted in a while...posting now.
  5. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Hi Aaron, very nice to see you are still around:)

    Hope I get a chance to visit Hoth, I mean South Bend,
    as soon as the Spring blizzards are over (yes, I still have snow on the ground by me)

    and speaking of Hoth,


    try this out for the kids:)

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/tauntaun.html
  6. CarboniteHan Jedi Master

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    May 11, 2007
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    And here I show up after missing for several weeks just to post this very link... only to find MT has beat me to it!

  7. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    If only they made that for adults. Clearly, I need to have one of those.
  8. ToneLoc Jedi Master

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    May 16, 2002
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    Happy Birthday to the late Sir Alec Guinness.
  9. garbagge59 Force Ghost

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    Nov 23, 2004
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    i love the april fool's items on thinkgeek

    btw, congrats on the new laptop! now you can troop with it!
  10. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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  11. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    So, the one I got from an ebay store, was just a scam:_|




    [face_laugh]




    anyway, am still struggling to get my laptop computer to go on line and stay on line with out
    corrupting IE on a regular basis.

    Seems as if almost anything that interupts the "handshake" process, disconnects things, somehow, somewhere,
    even tho, the computer says I am connected, IE stops responding in multiple different ways,
    which require closing and repairing and sometimes rebooting and for some web site pages,
    there is just no hope of loading them

    my other lenovo, has no problems at all..........of course, it belongs to Grand Moff Wife!
  12. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Honest, I am still working on my movie list, but I have been sidetracked by
    another list and I thought, who better to share it with thank you guys.


    and sure, it is a lot of reading, and will take away from your posting time,
    but heck, I think I will risk it.


    Another insane passion of mine is music (duh, MusicTrooper)

    and so, one day I was listening to an old rock and roll station and thought to myself,

    hey, that's a fun piece of music, wonder what the name of it is, and of course,
    they did not say.

    now, normally, I would do a google search of the lyrics I thought I heard,
    and could eventually find a tiny snippet of music on the internet to confirm
    what the pc was, and then go on to see if I owned it.


    BUT

    in this case______________It was an____________INSTRUMENTAL.


    This of course lead to other Instrumental rock/pop music, and so

    using the new lap-top computer, I thought I could put together my own CD
    of favorite ROCK_POP instrumentals


    Well, that is easier said than done.

    and so after much listening and guessing and searching and consulting,
    I sort of have a list that sort of fits my criteria.

    Criteria to be on my list,

    A.) Sentimental favorite______IE RUMBLE-Link Ray
    B.) Well known and billboard 100 charted____HARLEM NOCTURN - Viscounts.
    C.) Reflects an era or makes a point or uses a theme from classical music.
    IE Meco-Star Wars, Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix, Fifth of Beethoven



    ok, here is the way too long list.

    INSTRUMENTAL POP FAVORITES
    (attempted by relative era)
    June is default month until I know more.





    Jun 1950 The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas) from movie.
    Jun 1955 Unchained Melody by Les Baxter
    Jun 1955 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado
    Jun 1956 Poor People Of Paris by Les Baxter
    Jun 1956 S?Wonderful by Ray Conniff
    Jun 1956 Canadian Sunset by Hugo winterhalter & Orchestra
    Jun 1956 Honky Tonk part-1 by Bill Doggett
    Jun 1957 Bridge On The River Kwai March by Mitch Miller
    Mar 1958 Tequila by The Champs
    Apr 1958 Rumble by Link Ray
    Jun 1958 Patricia by Perez Prado
    Jun 1958 Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini
    Jun 1958 Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy
    Sep 1958 Poor Boy by The Royal Tones
    Jan 1959 RawHide by Link Ray
    Jun 1959 Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny
    Jun 1959 Woo Hoo by The Rock-a-Teens
    Jun 1959 Bongo Rock by Preston Epps
    Jun 1959 Happy Organ by Baby Dave Cortez
    Jun 1959 CrossFire by Johnny & The Hurricanes
    Jul 1959 RedRiver Rock by Johnny & The Hurricanes
    Aug 1959 Reveille Rock by Johnny & The Hurricanes
    Aug 1959 Teen Beat by Sandy Nelson
    Dec 1959 In The Mood by Ernie Fields Orchestra
    Jan 1960 Smokie-Part-2 by Bill Black?s Combo (bckwrd strut)
    Feb 1960 Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith Orch
    Mar 1960 Madison by Ray Bryant
    Mar 1960 Beatnik Fly by Johnny And The Hurricanes
    Aug 1960 Never On Sunday by Don Costa
    Oct 1960 Last Date by Floyd Creamer
    Feb 1961 Exodus by Ferrante & Teicher
    Feb 1961 Calcutta by Lawrence Welk
    Mar 1961 Wheels by The String-A-Longs
    Apr 1961 Apache by Jorgen Ingmann
    Apr 1961 Asia Minor by Kokomo
    Apr 1961 Bonanza by Al Caiola (note: not TV version)
    Jun 1961 Hide Away by Freddie King
    Jun 1961 Bumble Boogie by B.Bumble & The Stingers
    Aug 1961 Last Night by The Mar-Keys (MUST)
    Oct 1961 Take Five by Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Dec 1961 Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson
    Dec 1961 Moon River by Henry Mancini
    Mar 1962 Percolator by Billy Joe & The Checkmates (ver?)
    May 1962 Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk
    May 1962 NutRocker by B.Bumble & The Stingers
    Jul 1962 The Stripper by David Rose
    Sep 1962 A Swingin? Safari by Billy Vaughn
    Sep 1962 Green Onions by Booker T & The MGs
    Sep 1962 Alley Cat by Bent Fabric & his piano
    Dec 1962 Ghost Riders In The Sky by the Ramrods
    Dec 1962 The Lonely Bull (EL
  13. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    MT, you are a renaissance man - probably the most cultured cat I know between your film and music interests. The 1980s and 90s are my time, but there's not much on your list from those periods. Is this because there's not much that's "list worthy", or that you just wore yourself out by the time you got to listing music from the 80s? [face_laugh]

    I see you do have the themes from The Rockford Files and Hill Street Blues, both by Mike Post. I note with interest that he is responsible for some truly great TV themes (from Wikipedia):

    "Other noted TV music work includes The Commish, NewsRadio, Blossom, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, Magnum, P.I., Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, CHiPs, Hardcastle & McCormick, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Doogie Howser, M.D., Quantum Leap, Hooperman, Riptide, Remington Steele, Renegade, Silk Stalkings, Stingray, Wise Guy and the BBC series Roughnecks."
  14. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    TaunTaun_We, yes to most of your post:)

    I do have quite a list of TV thems as well,

    actually, we made audio tapes back in the day,

    I have about 9 hours worth, and should really have then on CD,
    but most of them were collected right off of TV, as many do not exist in
    any other way. Also, Records and CDs often do not get the "correct"
    version, or the one used on the show, nor do they includ all off the
    Seasons,

    So, thanks, yet another list I have to work on[face_laugh]

    Ref not much in the 80s and 90s,

    well, I think that the POP/ROCK instrumental really has lost some of its popularity,

    and JAZZ/BLUES instrumentals (not easy listening) are kinda taking over.

    Please feel free to suggest an instrumental that made the charts, and sold as a single,
    or etc.............but, it must be an instrumental, no-lyrics.

    now, that is not to say that some music on my list is purely an instrumental.

    Instrumental hits often have lyrics added later, and may or may not become popular.

    and the reverse is true, an instrumental version of a song, my become more popular than the song version.

    anyway, gald you found the list fun, It really is about the best, if I do say so myself,
    as I culled it from memory, and about 10 other best or lists found from googling and listening.

    no other list really had more than about 1-half of the items listed above.
  15. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    I agree, especially with regards to TV themes. I realized this after a little time on YouTube looking up some of those 80s classics. Of course, the loss of artistic creativity as a result of the move away from scripted shows to reality TV has played a role. Less writers = less actors = less need for the "extras", like a good intro tune.
  16. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2005
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    Well, you have all heard my stories of how old and creaky my computer is,
    and have since seen the new laptop (which is getting better)

    but

    Have I ever told you about the Monitor for my old computer?


    Well, it ___died_____this week________after over 16-years of loyal service.

    It outlasted three computer systems, an IBM PS2, a unk brand, a Dell, and
    well, there is the current Dell (which is a refurbished one, running on a disk drive,
    that was rescued from the garbage)

    And so, to even more amaze you all..........guess at what this cost me in

    March of 1993.



    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1369.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1370.jpg]

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/one%20time%20use/IMG_1371.jpg]


    In one of the photo-s, notice the the screen on the floor, it cost $199.00 alone,
    and was an anti-glare and protect the main tube screen.

    and if you are thinking___________WOW, that things HUGE,

    well, it is,

    with only a 21-inch screen, it is almost as big as my piano,
    and weighs almost as much[face_laugh]

    ok, not really, but it is big, I mean that is a Standard Size piano bench it is sitting on.

    Contest to guess my total cost will end when,

    a.) I get bored
    b.) Everyone posts a guess (or their are at least 8 guesses)
    c.) The winner of Vio-s contest posts a photo of their prize
    d.) or anything else I can think of:D
  17. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    That thing is freakin' awesome - is that the ol' Burger King monitor?

    Sorry to hear about your loss, MT. Regarding this:



    I place a guess of $3000 [face_money_eyes]
  18. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Just a heads up for free comic book day in your area, ____on May 02, 2009

    You entered "46601"
    Participating stores near you are:

    Click the check mark to get more
    information about each store. More Info!

    BUY ME TOYS.COM
    6327A UNIVERSTIY COMMONS
    SOUTH BEND, IN
    (574) 271-TOYS


    GRAPHIC LITERATURE
    203 N MICHIGAN ST
    PLYMOUTH, IN
    (574) 935-0777

    CARD JOINT
    110 E WASHINGTON ST
    GOSHEN, IN
    (574) 971-8347


    http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

    I hope to be at a troop in Portage, IN. again this year.
  19. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    I was just going to say...we're you at Portage last year? How did you get hooked up with that place, anyway?
  20. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm

    a story best told in person, but let us just say, it was pure chance
    for the first one, back when I was on the ezboards and first discovered event trooping
    in Indiana.

    The event is .......at this time.........not listed on any INDY boards that I know of,
    but
    I did just recently find it (by chance) on a Chicago board for trooping.
  21. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    and now, posting is so vibrant, I am behind in my reading[face_laugh]
  22. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Am roaming the streets of Bloomington, IN. this weekend.

    will hook-up the Hoosier Alliance tomorrow for a cook-out,
    I missed their meeting last week
    both in person and via SKYPE,

    As always, I encourage you to visit their web site
    and listen in on their broad cast ir Pod-Cast:)

  23. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Happy Star Wars Day,


    May the 4-th Be With You:)
  24. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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  25. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    May 14, 1944

    Happy belated birthday to..........George of couse!

    Mr. Lucas, now 65, can retire with full benefits[face_laugh]
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