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Angelo Roncalli
05-02-2017, 10:49 AM
http://www.krem.com/sports/gonzaga/former-zag-walk-on-rem-bakamus-says-he-is-cutting-his-lucious-locks/436040724

CDC84
05-02-2017, 11:04 AM
Almost cut my hair
Happened just the other day
It's gettin' kind of long
I could've said it was in my way
But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my Gonzaga hair fly
And I feel like I owe it, yeah ... to someone, yeah
Well, must be because I had the final four this spring
Oh, yeah and I'm feeling up to par
Oh, I tell you baby this increases their paranoia
Like when I sink a 3 pointer and they see a police car
Well, well, I'm not, I'm not giving in an inch to fear
Well, you know I've promised myself this year
Well, I feel oh, like I owe it, I owe, I owe it to someone
Oh ... like I owe it to someone

Oh, yes I have got it together
Yeah, you can find me in that sunny Spokane weather, yeah
I'm goin' to find a space inside an basketball analyst’s laugh, yes
Separate the wheat from some chaff
Oh, and I feel ...
Like I owe it, yeah ... to someone

CDC84
05-02-2017, 11:09 AM
My take on that CSNY classic led me to another thought........I completely forgot to post the tournament selection show theme song this season. Anyway, here it is. I'll make certain it gets posted on time next year:

Coaches gathered in their masses
Coaching teams that want free passes
Crazy minds fearing bubble destruction
From the sorcerers of bracket construction

On the court the bids are burning
As the bracketology keeps on turning
Firings threaten the coaching kind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh Lord Yeah!

Schedulers lock themselves away
They only started the bubble wars
Why should they go off to be fired
They leave that to the coaching poor

Time will tell their power minds
Making cupcake schedules just for fun
Treating their players just like pawns in chess
Wait until Selection Sunday comes, yeah!

Now in the darkness, the bracket world stops turning
As the tourney bids keep burning
No more BCS phonies of the power
Hand of committee has struck the hour
Day of judgment, AD is calling
On their knees the coaches keep crawling
Begging mercy for their team's sins
Committee chairman, laughing, spreads his wings
All right now!

ProVeeZag
05-02-2017, 09:48 PM
Almost cut my hair
Happened just the other day
It's gettin' kind of long
I could've said it was in my way
But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my Gonzaga hair fly
And I feel like I owe it, yeah ... to someone, yeah
Well, must be because I had the final four this spring
Oh, yeah and I'm feeling up to par
Oh, I tell you baby this increases their paranoia
Like when I sink a 3 pointer and they see a police car
Well, well, I'm not, I'm not giving in an inch to fear
Well, you know I've promised myself this year
Well, I feel oh, like I owe it, I owe, I owe it to someone
Oh ... like I owe it to someone

Oh, yes I have got it together
Yeah, you can find me in that sunny Spokane weather, yeah
I'm goin' to find a space inside an basketball analystís laugh, yes
Separate the wheat from some chaff
Oh, and I feel ...
Like I owe it, yeah ... to someone

Nice job CDC! :clap: Here's a coincidence: "Almost Cut My Hair" is in my Final Four greatest songs of all time. I'm old too!

CDC84
05-03-2017, 07:41 AM
ProVeeZag = in case you don't know, there is an extended version of "Almost Cut My Hair" on the CSN box set from 1991 that is absolutely incredible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3TIYG9mqM

Lots of fiery guitar work. Supposedly when Crosby was in prison he used to regularly play this song with his prison band, and it used to drive the warden nuts.

I realize this is getting way off subject, but if anyone here is a CSNY fan, in 2014 they put out a box set based around their 1974 concert tour of giant football stadiums. It's called "CSNY 1974":

https://www.amazon.com/CSNY-1974-3-CD-DVD/dp/B00KF1CWF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1493825524&sr=1-1&keywords=csny+1974

The set includes 3 CD's and 1 DVD with some footage that was shot in Largo, MD. In addition to being one of the best sounding live concert recordings I have ever heard, the package includes a number of rarely performed tracks - some of them solo, some of them group compositions. Some of the songs were never recorded in the studio - they were just performed live. One such song is called "Pushed It Over The End" which was penned by Neil Young. It was written around 1974, but never recorded for an album. Dumb move. In my opinion it's the greatest song that any member of the group wrote, either solo or within the band, in their entire recording careers. Most wouldn't agree, but I think it's Neil's finest piece as a songwriter. The song is worth the price of the "CSNY 1974" alone.

sittingon50
05-03-2017, 08:56 AM
Here's video of Rem getting a haircut Tuesday. Some pretty serious hair:

http://www.krem.com/sports/gonzaga-bulldogs/former-zag-walk-on-rem-bakamus-cuts-his-hair-for-a-good-cause/436168061

Goin' for the Roger Federer look?


On a side note to tie in to a # of posts above:

1. I'm also old
2. I also had a ponytail
3. Loved CSNY
4. Thought "Almost cut my hair" was kinda' lame.

johno
05-03-2017, 03:42 PM
ProVeeZag = in case you don't know, there is an extended version of "Almost Cut My Hair" on the CSN box set from 1991 that is absolutely incredible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3TIYG9mqM

Lots of fiery guitar work. Supposedly when Crosby was in prison he used to regularly play this song with his prison band, and it used to drive the warden nuts.

I realize this is getting way off subject, but if anyone here is a CSNY fan, in 2014 they put out a box set based around their 1974 concert tour of giant football stadiums. It's called "CSNY 1974":

https://www.amazon.com/CSNY-1974-3-CD-DVD/dp/B00KF1CWF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1493825524&sr=1-1&keywords=csny+1974

The set includes 3 CD's and 1 DVD with some footage that was shot in Largo, MD. In addition to being one of the best sounding live concert recordings I have ever heard, the package includes a number of rarely performed tracks - some of them solo, some of them group compositions. Some of the songs were never recorded in the studio - they were just performed live. One such song is called "Pushed It Over The End" which was penned by Neil Young. It was written around 1974, but never recorded for an album. Dumb move. In my opinion it's the greatest song that any member of the group wrote, either solo or within the band, in their entire recording careers. Most wouldn't agree, but I think it's Neil's finest piece as a songwriter. The song is worth the price of the "CSNY 1974" alone.

Here's the song on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVen4f28ba0

In my mind nothing beat's Neil's, Like a Hurricane. In later years Peace and Love recorded with Eddie Vedder blows my mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTO-W0AJJE

Birddog
05-04-2017, 04:45 AM
This is my favorite haircut song, maybe Rem listened to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w7CrxLj36I

CDC84
05-04-2017, 07:24 AM
With or without a haircut, Rem will be getting a real job :)

I don't know how many songs Thorogood has sung about booze, but it's probably enough for a singer's liver to be on crutches even if he's sober.

ProVeeZag
05-07-2017, 10:21 AM
ProVeeZag = in case you don't know, there is an extended version of "Almost Cut My Hair" on the CSN box set from 1991 that is absolutely incredible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK3TIYG9mqM

Lots of fiery guitar work. Supposedly when Crosby was in prison he used to regularly play this song with his prison band, and it used to drive the warden nuts.

I realize this is getting way off subject, but if anyone here is a CSNY fan, in 2014 they put out a box set based around their 1974 concert tour of giant football stadiums. It's called "CSNY 1974":

https://www.amazon.com/CSNY-1974-3-CD-DVD/dp/B00KF1CWF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1493825524&sr=1-1&keywords=csny+1974

The set includes 3 CD's and 1 DVD with some footage that was shot in Largo, MD. In addition to being one of the best sounding live concert recordings I have ever heard, the package includes a number of rarely performed tracks - some of them solo, some of them group compositions. Some of the songs were never recorded in the studio - they were just performed live. One such song is called "Pushed It Over The End" which was penned by Neil Young. It was written around 1974, but never recorded for an album. Dumb move. In my opinion it's the greatest song that any member of the group wrote, either solo or within the band, in their entire recording careers. Most wouldn't agree, but I think it's Neil's finest piece as a songwriter. The song is worth the price of the "CSNY 1974" alone.

Thx CDC, took a few days' hiatus since my last post here. Thx for YouTube link ... 8:52 of pure perfection! Shifting gears now to listen to James Gang' "Walk Away". Here's a link to that one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4iQDYDVNo Check out the awesome drum riff at 1:10 and elsewhere!

ProVeeZag
05-07-2017, 06:06 PM
Here's the song on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVen4f28ba0

In my mind nothing beat's Neil's, Like a Hurricane. In later years Peace and Love recorded with Eddie Vedder blows my mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QTO-W0AJJE

Johno, had not ever heard Peace and Love until today; thanks for link. Followed that up with "Like a Hurricane" just now...incredible. Neil's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" (written by Bob Dylan) makes my Elite 8. Here's a good live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DBewzgXgYk

Think we need our own Forum for this!