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skdadl
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posted 06 November 2004 11:09 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does anyone else ever listen?

I almost never do, but tonight I did, and it was simply heaven.

I've been dancing about to wonderful soul song after song. Way back there was Johnny Ray (Rae?) singing Cry, and then at the end Ray Charles singing Georgia ... I've been travellin'.


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Michelle
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posted 06 November 2004 11:17 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've listened to it a few times. The music is great, but oh man, what you have to endure between the songs to get to the music...
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Sharon
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posted 06 November 2004 11:21 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You're up late, aren't you? (This was directed at skdadl.) I happened to catch some of Danny tonight -- the upstairs radios are usually on Radio 1 -- and I heard the two songs you mentioned and felt the same way. I often hear Danny in bits and pieces. I even like some of his patter -- when he's just being cranky and quirky; less so, when he gets "political" -- which isn't really political. It's more like someone who hasn't changed his thinking in 20 years or so.

[ 06 November 2004: Message edited by: Sharon ]


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skdadl
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posted 06 November 2004 11:25 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Twenty years or so? Try thirty-five.

Still, I come from there too. And I find that I dance rather well alone. (Sort of like singing in the shower.)

Yes, it's late pour moi. It was an unusual day. But tomorrow will be "normal."


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Michelle
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posted 06 November 2004 11:33 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, I agree the politics are horrid when he gets on that. But even the usual patter...

...You know, I've had the same toothbrush for the last two years. I keep hearing that you have to replace your toothbrush every six months. Why? Why, I ask you? There's nothing wrong with my toothbrush. My current toothbrush is just fine! I'm not going to waste my money on new toothbrushes. If I'd followed that advice, I'd have spent four times as much on toothbrushes in the last two years as I have. I know it's just a little bit of money, not all that significant, but darn it...it's the principle of the thing! My toothbrush is just fine! blah blah blah...


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Sharon
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posted 06 November 2004 11:37 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Now Michelle, that was really funny. I'm sitting here laughing! And I can hear Danny's voice too.
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Michelle
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posted 06 November 2004 11:38 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hee! Well, just to be clear, I made that up out of thin air. I'm not claiming that he said that.
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Sharon
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posted 06 November 2004 11:38 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He could've though!
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Michelle
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posted 06 November 2004 11:39 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe I'll sell it to him.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 06 November 2004 11:42 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Finkleman rules! His music is OK, but I like his banter better.

That's interesting about the toothbrush. I change mine when the bristles go to heaven, but I've been using the same hair brush every day since 1969.


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Sharon
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posted 06 November 2004 11:46 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I've been using the same hair brush every day since 1969.

I find that funny too -- and a couple of laughs just before I go to bed is just what I need after some of the stuff that's been going on around here today.


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 07 November 2004 12:05 AM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...You know, I've had the same toothbrush for the last two years. I keep hearing that you have to replace your toothbrush every six months. Why? Why, I ask you? There's nothing wrong with my toothbrush. My current toothbrush is just fine! I'm not going to waste my money on new toothbrushes. If I'd followed that advice, I'd have spent four times as much on toothbrushes in the last two years as I have. I know it's just a little bit of money, not all that significant, but darn it...it's the principle of the thing! My toothbrush is just fine! blah blah blah...


Yup, that's about the size of it. The man prattels on and on, like a possessed chatty Cathy. The only thing is, I don't think he is an idiot. No man could be that boring on purpose. He needs to fill in time, because the cheap ass CBC won't pay the royalties necessary for him to play a whole schwak of records all at once. His truth brush monologues save the mothercorp money.
besides, he is related to Ken Finkleman the greatest living Canadian lefty. I think we should cut him a little slack.


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Hephaestion
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posted 07 November 2004 03:12 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CMOT Dibbler:
I think we should cut him a little slack.

Why? So that we get a bit of a *bounce* outta him when he hits the end of the rope?


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Albireo
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posted 07 November 2004 03:35 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Finkleman's 45s:

(1) Great music from the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

(2) Danny Finkleman griping about how shitty things are now (since the late 70s).


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gula
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posted 07 November 2004 03:10 PM      Profile for gula     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love the music, expecially since I somehow missed that whole period. But the man, oh how he grates on my nerves. I shall now retire to my (imaginary) Lazyboy.
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angrymonkey
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posted 08 November 2004 09:52 PM      Profile for angrymonkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hm. I don't listen to him regularly but I don't mind him. I like his cranky demeanor. I find that more interesting than if he would just do it straight.
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Ron Webb
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posted 08 November 2004 10:09 PM      Profile for Ron Webb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think of him as Uncle Danny, somebody's crotchety ol' uncle who's always embarrassing the rest of the family with his "fat opinions". You don't have to agree with him to like him.
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Platosdad
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posted 09 November 2004 04:54 AM      Profile for Platosdad     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
...and, and here's another thing. Bottle caps. I don't get it. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I just don't get it. It's not a cap - not a cap! Caps have bills. Where's the bill on a bottle cap? How can you call something without a bill a cap when a cap clearly has a bill. Truth in advertising, I say. Call it a bottle fez, maybe. A bottle beanie, maybe. But you can't call it a cap.

From 1964, here's the Big Bopper...


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Mush
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posted 09 November 2004 07:01 AM      Profile for Mush     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love the way you can hear him taking a drag on a butt (or at least that's what I like to think). I love it...nothing to do on Saturday night? Hanging out with Danny again...

For a while last year he was calling himself the CBC's "flagship show"


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