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    You have to love the Gonzaga fan. Not satisfied to be affronted merely by common hosings at the hands of ragtag referees, he plows all avenues of discontent. - John Blanchette

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    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

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    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
    Nice job CDC! Here's a coincidence: "Almost Cut My Hair" is in my Final Four greatest songs of all time. I'm old too!
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    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-C...ords=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.

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    Here's video of Rem getting a haircut Tuesday. Some pretty serious hair:

    http://www.krem.com/sports/gonzaga-b...ause/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.
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    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-C...ords=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

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

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    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-C...ords=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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    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!
    Last edited by ProVeeZag; 05-07-2017 at 06:11 PM. Reason: Added Bob Dylan reference
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