division, rancour, hate

Who would you rather spend a hot summer night with?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:50 am

Jim Reid
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58%
Neil Diamond
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42%
 
Total votes : 12

division, rancour, hate

Postby Uncle Mort on Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:50 am

It's part and parcel of being a Glaswegian, but I don't think we should be complacent about the big issue which divides us.
For too long, the city has been riven by this intense rivalry. Only tonight, me and the vulture had to be separated before coming to blows in a pub car-park, so vehement was our disagreement.
It seems the best solution is a board vote.
They're both great singers, but ..........
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Postby climate controlled on Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:36 am

the question seems somewhat loaded, inviting images of diamond, sweat dripping down a hirstute eyebrow on a hot summer's night giving it, 'touching you, touching me, touching you' in solemn monotono, begging the listener into submission, or at least hoping that a chorus will kick in sometime soon.

meanwhile it's impossible to imagine jim reid singing without the rain pittering along in it's own intervals which only now and then coincide with the mighty 4/4 wallop of his fantastic group, the mary chain, east kilbride's finest. jim is singing of being 'deep inside' or some such. it doesn't always scan, but his voice is so poignant and soulful that we've already surrendered, and are hanging on to the places and spaces inbetween each drawn out vowel.

meanwhile, a middle-aged lady with bright red lipstick throws a white scarf at diamond. he winks saucily, and says, 'lady, this is for you...'
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Postby Uncle Mort on Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:36 am

Yeah, says you.
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Postby tomtom on Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:34 pm

a hot august night, the greek arena. neil at his peak, his made it the hard way -fag end of the brill building,tower of song. a balmy evening, the band he dreamed of behind him "crackling rosie get on board...." for a few years he was the most important artist since the beatles (my new phrase) unfortunatly it all ended in tears at the winterland s.f. robbie had him join the star studded last waltz event and it seemed robbie was the only one who wanted him there. he left the stage to and is rumoured to have said to dylan "follow that" dylan replies "what am i spoze to do go to sleep ?" then we had the Jazz Singer :oops: but lets remember him in that sparkly suit, white scarf catching a scarf is it appears from the audience thru' the footlights pausing only to wink and dedicate ........
" SUCKIN' DIESEL, SUCKIN' DIESEL "
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Postby tomtom on Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:37 pm

and another thing, had the super band been replaced with a johnny mar gunslinger type we would still today have 14yr old spotty kids with NEIL t-shirts a smiling neil with that wonderous hair beaming back at us.

well in my dream anyway.
" SUCKIN' DIESEL, SUCKIN' DIESEL "
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Postby sweet caroline on Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:49 pm

I'm a believer.
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Postby jodyq on Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:19 pm

cherry cherry

Im a believer

Solitary man

girl youll be a woman soon

He was a fine writer in the 60s 8)
With the right kind of eyes,you can almost see the high watermark-the place where the wave broke and rolled back.
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Postby tomtom on Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:21 pm

and the first half of the 70s.
" SUCKIN' DIESEL, SUCKIN' DIESEL "
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Postby my little underground on Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:03 pm

c'mon people...

upside down
never understand
you trip me up
just like honey
happy place
april skies
sidewalking


8)
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Postby Guest on Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:13 pm

its a beautiful noise

forever in blue jeans

america

song sung blue

mr beaujangles

cracklin rosie

and that voice
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Postby transy grove on Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:07 am

i think i'll go for jim. i have to go for jim. really beautiful stuff, great up and down melodies, like a west coast ferry, or, more, a double-decker bus in a new town crawling over potholes. i could never get it when people said it was all noise. for a while i thought it was just me.
i suppose you can remember neil and jim songs. and if someone mentions one you could probably have a go at most of the lyrics, but stuff like hardest walk, never understand, just like honey, sowing seeds, burrow deep inside. psychocandy is one of my favourite albums. a soul mate.
i think neil is more summer night. jim and me are sheltering in the rain, down the empty park, underneath the wooden teepee near the swings. midmorning, while everyone else is at school or work.

jim :D
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Postby Eddie Walsh on Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:37 pm

Don't forget "Hi Ho Silver" and "I Should've Known Better". Great songs from Mr. Diamond.
"with your eyes like sparks, my heart like gasoline"
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Postby BotanyBhoy on Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:56 pm

Claudia Schiffer :P
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Postby whirlies roundabout on Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:46 pm

jim reid
gregory's girl
east kilbride arts centre
municipal buildings everywhere
the rain in the trees illuminated by electric light
an intriguing bus destination
a well-designed bus map
a well-designed map
home-made music
small moments

jim reid

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Postby tomtom on Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:55 pm

and so realistic mr roundabout, no mention of buses running on time :lol:
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