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Postby bfsooner » Thu May 24, 2007 7:07 pm

Ahhh...I need help. I was watching the Real World Reunion last night and the bumper music was a '90's alternative song...and I can't remember the name of the song or the group...the lyrics go "Spinning in a wishing well..." and it's a girl group...anyone know what I'm talking abou???
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 24, 2007 7:28 pm

Aaagh, BF...I rushed here when I saw you needed help but alas, I'm no help at all on this one.
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 24, 2007 7:50 pm

I looked around, bf...could only find there was a girl group, Ten Wings, with Sharon Middendorf in the 90's. They had an album "Wishing Well". Maybe it's on that. Check it out.
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Postby Anblick » Fri May 25, 2007 8:54 am

You sure it's "spinning"?

There was the Breeders song "Cannonball", but that's "spitting in a wishing well"

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Postby charlesp » Fri May 25, 2007 9:42 am

Based on BF's description I'd say it was that Breeders song...

Crash, I'm the laaaast splash.

In the shade, in the shayeade

(dang, now I've got to see if I can find that CD... I know I used to have it at one point).

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Postby bfsooner » Fri May 25, 2007 12:07 pm

That sounds right!!! Yea!!! Thank you...it was driving me crazy that I couldn't remember that.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri May 25, 2007 12:09 pm

Ok...with the band name...The song is "Cannonball" off their Last Splash album.
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Postby bfsooner » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:42 pm

So, I'm really growing tired of my current hairstyle. I'm thinking about an A-line bob, but I'm not a very trusting person, and bobs are kind of difficult haircut...and I haven't found a hairstylist that I can trust with a bob yet. What to do...what to do...

On a completely unrelated note, the ol' 10 year class reunion is coming up. Since I'm really bad at saying no, I'm trying to come up with a really good excuse not to go. I'm attempting to compile a list of tropical diseases, other reunions that need to be attended, once in a lifetime band reunions for one night only concerts...basically I need to be somewhere more important than my 10 year class reunion. Any hints....ya'll are a creative bunch.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:21 pm

I had lunch today with a friend who is a very well-meaning parent, but I'm a little disappointed in a recent parenting decision. I don't completely blame her, but I'm still disappointed. Here's the story...

S has a wonderful son named M. M just finished the 5th grade and was trying out for band. His first choice was percussion and his second choice was the clarinet. S wasn't involved in band in school, and wasn't even sure what a clarinet was. I assured it was a beautiful instrument, and an excellent second choice in the event he didn't make the very competitive percussion line. WELL...M went to his father with his clarinet decision, and his dad told him that only girls played the clarinet and he needed to pick another instrument. :roll: S supported this decision because she doesn't want her son playing a "girly" instrument. Here's my problem...first of all...the clarinet is not a girly instrument. In my opinioin, it's one of the gender neutral, safe for everyone instruments. Second of all, what if M really wanted to learn to play the clarinet. It really frustrates me how gender roles in today's society deter children from following something they might actually be really gifted at and have a passion for (editor's note: please forgive the sentences ending with prepositions). When my brother wanted to take dance classes, my parents signed him up the next day. He was really good at it, until he started to get teased about it. And back to the clarinet...I can't think of one famous female clarinetist (is that right???), but most of my favorite jazz musicians are also male clarinetists. Also, who's to say that M couldn't start on the clarinet and move to something more "manly" like the saxophone!!! Of course, the saxophone may not be the best example of masculinity...Kenny G, anyone? So, I think I'm through with my little rant...at least for now.
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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:09 am

Benny Goodman. What a pansy HE was . . .
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Postby JillStar » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:16 am

My son played the Clarinet for a couple years until he got bored with it. I didn't really care which instrument he played but encouraged the clarinet because a) we had one already b) buying a violin was going to be costly and c) it's one of the easier instruments to get started with so it has some fast success which may lead to more instruments.

In my son's case, he just lost interest. I don't know if it was because his friends made fun of him, but I don't recall him stating that it was.

The thing his parents need to understand is that he has to start somewhere. Even truck drivers had to learn to drive in a regular vehicle. Writers had to learn their ABCs and scientists had to learn 1+1.

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Postby Mlou » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:37 am

That's SO DUMB of that father! I suppose he's one of those guys who wants his son to excel in baseball and football (where he probably didn't!)
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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:18 pm

It could be that the FATHER was teased as a kid. What's taught is what's learned, often.
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Postby JillStar » Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:37 pm

If the father didn't have fun with it as a child and is trying to save his son the pain... that's one thing; but it sounds like he actually believes it's a sissy thing to do and "no son of mine" will be doing girly things.

I'm all for letting a child find out for himself. Maybe he sill indeed determine himself that "only girls" play that instrument and then he may decided to switch over to something more "manly". But by that logic, isn't all music a feminine thing?
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Postby TheMudge » Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:05 pm

But--and I am playing devil's advocate here--he may have been TAUGHT that clarinet (or, as you say, music in general) was a "sissy" thing . . . and therefore may honestly thing he is doing the best for his son.
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Postby JillStar » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:19 pm

Or he could have been dropped on his head at the age of two and his brain was shifted to the back of his skull. :-D

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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:35 pm

I started working for a new company in April, and I love it!!! I love my work, my co-workers are awesome, and it's just fun to get up in the morning and go to work. But earlier this week it was brought to my attention that morale was down. Shocker to me. So, we spent this afternoon doing a team building exercise. Usually I think team building is hokie and a waste of time, but this one was a lot of fun and provided insight to the rest of the team. It was based on The Color Code and we took this test (which you can find at http://thecolorcode.com). There are four colors (red, blue, white, and yellow), and these indicate a person's core motive when thinking, communicating, and behaving. It was very enlightening, and it was no surprise that I am a blue. This is the most emotional of the four colors. Yep...that is totally me. Now, I'm wanting all of my friends and family to take this test. I highly recommend it, if you haven't had it done already.
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Postby JillStar » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:30 pm

Hey bfsooner... I took that test and it seemed to come out right. It was hard because I struggled remembering how I was as a child.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:12 pm

I think too many of the questions had no real correct choice for me on that quiz. It didn't seem to have a correct choice for the first 30 questions for me. I'm a "White" according to my answers which I feel like at least half were not correct, but "most correct"...
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Postby mslover » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:18 am

i took it too - and agree with jillstar - hard to remember how i was as a child. kind of sad to say, but according to the test, i am a yellow... not sure if it fits or not. ;)

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Postby Delaney » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:42 pm

I got blue too :) Although I rarely pay attention to birthdays, anniverseries, etc...
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Postby bfsooner » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:13 pm

After I finished taking the test, and before I figured out my color, I was thinking "Man, I was an emotional child." Some of the answers were difficult to answer, but I think I'm definitely blue.
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Postby Mlou » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:28 pm

I clicked to take it but I'm averse to giving my email and info about myself so I didn't go any further.
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Postby bfsooner » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:31 pm

WOO!!! WOO!!! Yes!!! I know that somewhere on this site the subject of the Transformers movie has been broached, but I didn't want to go hunting for it. I'm so freaking excited about this movie!!! I'm planning on going to see it tomorrow. I can't wait. I'm so glad that it looks like it will actually do the original animated series justice, and that there are bonafided actors starring in it. Look for my official review soon!!! In the meantime...AUTOBOTS ROLL OUT!!! WOO!!! WOO!!!
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:51 pm

:clap: :rock:

I'm tentatively looking forward to it.. It's Michael Bay and at least he's not MOCKING the original transformers... but it's Michael Bay, who is not known to be the best director in the world (though I'll admit I've found his movies entertaining at least).

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