Classic Background Music for Shelter In Place

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Classic Background Music for Shelter In Place
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:33 PM
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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:40 PM

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:54 PM

Merry and Mick -- don't shelter too quietly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9X0HCGNfyg

Lisa got old, they got old, we got old -- but none of us are dead and we don't propose to go too quietly, either

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iUleCk0Va8

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Posted by Jones1945 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:48 AM

I looked up at the tallest building

Felt it falling down

I could feel my balance shifting

Everything was moving around

These streets so fixed and solid

Ah shimmering haze

And everything that I relied on disappeared

 

Downside up, upside down

Take my weight from the ground

Falling deep in the sky

Slipping into the unknown

 

All the strangers look like family

All the family looks so strange

The only constant I am sure of

Is this accelerating rate of change

 

Downside up, upside down

Take my weight off the ground

Falling deep in the sky

Slipping in the unknown

 

I stand here

Watch you spinning

Until I am drawn in

A centripetal force

You pull me in

Pull me in

 

Downside up

Upside down

Take my weight off the ground

Falling deep in the sky

Slipping into the unknown

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:04 PM

Hmmmm, seems to me what everyone needs is a "Spit in the world and fate's eye!" roaring song of defiance, especially at this time.

Go get 'em Linda!  Sing it girl!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpXNniqJml0  

And then there's these lads trapped in a seemingly hopeless situation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSEU5zHgcTc   Worked for them.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:08 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:51 PM

"... Just before you draw your terminal breath..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_-q9xeOgG4

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:56 PM

Be hard to pull off with ones terminal breath but it's better than whispering "Rosebud". 

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:26 PM

Dealing with a crisis in the 70's.  Carling gone, Toby gone, ... sank-on was very popular . Canadian still . 

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Posted by Fr.Al on Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:10 PM

Carling? What about Ballantine ale? I have yet to find anything from a craft brewery that can match its taste.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:15 PM

Fr.Al
What about Ballantine ale? I have yet to find anything from a craft brewery that can match its taste.

I'm not quite supposed to be old enough to remember that stuff from its heyday, when it was highly advertised with sports broadcasts, but... I do.  And loved it.

Along with Budweiser... in those dark-brown heavy glass refillable long necked bottles.  Would love to have one first sip again...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:38 PM

Looks like Ballentine's still around:

http://www.beermenus.com/beers/937-ballentine-xxx-ale  

And to make you even more thirsty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=905gagNruDo   

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Posted by NKP guy on Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:38 PM

   Sixty or more years later I can still sing the Carling's Black Label jingle...and visualize those bottles.  Cleveland, like any respectable city, had lots of home town beers at one time, although Carling's, strictly speaking, wasn't one of them, though there was a bottling plant in the city.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkuIdCz_98A

 

 

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:14 PM

PRESTO!

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:50 PM

How about:

"The Self Preservation Society" from the latter parts of the original movie "The Italian Job" with Noel Coward and Michael Caine...

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+the+italian+job&docid=607997799154779114&mid=A82E750C9B9E7

The song plays through the trailer, which gives a good summary of the whole movie...

Peter

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:12 PM

"The Italian Job," the original!  Great movie!

You know, even though Michael Caine and the crew are thieves and you really shouldn't be rooting for them, you just can't help it.

In addition to which they just look like a fun bunch to hang out with! 

That great last line:  " 'ang on lads, I've got an idea!" 

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Posted by M636C on Friday, April 24, 2020 7:40 AM

The current situation causes me to think of some of Leonard Cohen's later work:

While not completely relevant Everybody Knows comes to mind as indicating a very controlled environment. A friend was a big fan of this when it was a current hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRjVdu_cLwI

This will give you a greatest hits compilation.

Another from his later work is I'm Your Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuCpTi0EtbU

I often thought of these words as I struggled to cover a broad range of systems to be certified for service.... again, not completely relevant but at least related to coping with change.

Peter

 

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