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    I was 17 in 1998. This was just after I had returned from a year-long exchange in Japan, and I was just starting to work out who I was. I had started to grow my hair long, but it hadn't got past shoulder length, where it would stay for the next 14 years or so, and it was just before I began my goth phase, which didn't last anywhere near as long. If you had asked for songs from when I was 18, you might have gotten some Marilyn Manson, but as it is, this one was released in 1998 and brings back memories of the time.
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    I just realised the last 5 seconds got cut off. I'll try to re-upload it.

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    ...and up to date again. I think we have 48 videos by about 27 people. And it's still only Thursday. Great going Seasonistas!

    Robin - I hope you find the last few seconds of yours and reload it.

    One comment made me think - we have all been talking about radio, and 8 track tapes in cars. And then along comes Auni and says she listened to "Tiger Lily" while she walked all over Minneapolis. When I was seventeen, that would have involved having a large cassette player held to my ear. But then came the Walkman generation, followed by the mp3 player, then the phone. And probably the watch. Are you telling me that 8 tracks are redundant? Oh yes, and it made me rush over to my CD shelves and see that "Tiger Lily" came out 22 years ago...AAARRGGHH!!
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    I was looking for song from when I was 17, but they were all written on stone tablets!

    But I found a Johnny Cash that I can play. I'll hurry to learn it though.

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    1963 and the Beatles were just bursting onto the scene as were the Rolling Stones.
    In the early days the Fab four were just too clean and suited in similar beatles jackets
    whereas the Stones were more ragged and disreputable and it would have been a crime
    if they were caught wearing similar outfits. Dress rebellion went with music rebellion and
    the roots of the stones music was Black R&B from the States. They opened the doorway
    to listen to Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Lightening Hopkins,
    John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post

    Robin - I hope you find the last few seconds of yours and reload it.
    All sorted now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    ...and up to date again. I think we have 48 videos by about 27 people. And it's still only Thursday. Great going Seasonistas!

    Robin - I hope you find the last few seconds of yours and reload it.

    One comment made me think - we have all been talking about radio, and 8 track tapes in cars. And then along comes Auni and says she listened to "Tiger Lily" while she walked all over Minneapolis. When I was seventeen, that would have involved having a large cassette player held to my ear. But then came the Walkman generation, followed by the mp3 player, then the phone. And probably the watch. Are you telling me that 8 tracks are redundant? Oh yes, and it made me rush over to my CD shelves and see that "Tiger Lily" came out 22 years ago...AAARRGGHH!!
    I was thinking about all the different was music has changed in it's production as well. I am old enough to remember 8 tracks, we had one in our car. Weird to think I lived through all those changes, and when my kids asked what a cassette was! Wish I was walking around Minneapolis with a Boom box,that would have been pretty bad a**!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auni View Post
    I was thinking about all the different was music has changed in it's production as well. I am old enough to remember 8 tracks, we had one in our car. Weird to think I lived through all those changes, and when my kids asked what a cassette was! Wish I was walking around Minneapolis with a Boom box,that would have been pretty bad a**!
    I listened to the radio on a valve radio in my mid teens. One or two people at school had transistor radios but I didn't get my first one until 1963 just after I left school. My father was with the RAF at the Persian Gulf at the time and he brought me a miniature one back from Aden on a visit there on business. It was a Japanese National radio (The predecessor of Panasonic) and it was both much smaller and cheaper than anything available in the UK at the time. I remember listening to the Stones, the Supremes (Baby Love), Roy Orbison (It's Over) on it. I was never really a big Beatles fan though I did buy a few of their records and still have their third album. The big show on the TV was Ready Steady Go on a Saturday night who featured all of the big names of the early mid 60s. We used to get home from the pub to drool over the co-host, Cathy McGowan. The Animals, The Yardbirds, The Who, Manfred Mann and others all appeared on RSG.

    Thanks to the influence of the R&B based bands, someone brought over a number of the great Chicago Blues men to the UK and I remember seeing several on TV including, T Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and others who I forget now.

    This was all after I was 17 and WGY is a lucky sod to be able to go for 1963 as things really took off at that time. 1962, when I was 17 was the lull before the storm. Many of the UK singers who were well known here before the Beatles rapidly faded into obscurity afterwards.
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    At seventeen, I was a sort of hippie/folkie wannabe. A very brief and disastrous episode trying to learn the guitar made me realise I was never going to be the next Joan Baez, but music still played a hugely important part in my life courtesy of my transistor radio. At seventeen, amongst many others, I would have been listening to Simon and Garfunkel. "American Tune" is my favourite Paul Simon song. It appeared initially as the third single release from his third studio album "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" (1973) and reappeared on the "Concert in Central Park" album of 1982. Neither of these dates corresponds to the time I was seventeen, but the lyrics seem so very appropriate at the moment. I dedicate it to Americans everywhere, and, well ... to all of us, really!
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    Not an entry. Two years ago today we laid UkeyDave to rest. He would have been 17 when this came out, and we know he listened to it. He covered it in Season 90.



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