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Off-Topic Discussion / Kolchak - The Night Stalker. Do you remember?
« on: October 15, 2006, 03:15:05 PM »
 ;D ;D I just bought this TV show. I had forgotten how good was this show with Darren McGavin (he passed away in March 2006) as Carl Kolchak, a reporter for Chicago's Independent News Service whose news stories would focus on the supernatural and science fiction situations.

From 1974 and just three-disc set, which compiles all 20 episodes of the show you notice where the inspiration from X-Files comes, and even Chris Carter has often acknowledged the influence of Kolchak on The X-Files, and paid homage to that legacy by casting Darren McGavin in a two-time guest role as retired FBI Special Agent Arthur Dales — the first agent assigned to what later became the bureau's X-Files office.

It's also worth noting that Kolchak: The Night Stalker was one of the first series that Sopranos series creator and executive producer David Chase worked on as a staff writer


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Off-Topic Discussion / You HAVE to see this!! (video content)
« on: February 11, 2006, 06:42:28 AM »
Just click on THE BIG FINALE video

One of my favorite beatles's songs of all time (watch my signature)

Really amazing guy! (speakers required)

http://www.chrisbliss.com/videopresskit.html

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Off-Topic Discussion / Anectdote for little_bill (Lone Ranger content)
« on: February 07, 2006, 09:47:49 AM »
I noticed you like my avatar. Thank you!

Clayton Moore, was another hero of my youth. I should say, the first one..later Batman

I would like to tell you this anecdote.

My first US visit was in 1995, to LA.
I visited with my wife and the drummer of my band, who was/is a kind of computer genius.

Anyway, one day we were driving our Toyota Tercel (rent), just sighseeing, when we found a huge computer store.
This meant a radical stop for my friend, and a forced visit for at least, a couple of hours... :P

My wife and I decided to walk around the neighborhood because we had not interest at all in computer or relative stuff
Suddenly I found a leather boot store, not so fancy, even not a big store, but having fine cowboys boots in the glass windows (correct term?)

"Hey, let´s see inside..real embroidered cowboys boots!" I said to my wife

Inside the store was a old man. I still remember the smell of leather.

Suddenly I started to watch  severals pictures of Clayton Moore, lot of them and even with his autograph or warm dedicacations....." to my fiend..."..."always remember you and your family..." and the signature

I was mouth open, asking myself what the h....when the old man approached to me saying "Good afternoon, may I help you?"..

Well..I mumble but still watching more the pictures than the boots.."no thank you, eeer..we are just looking ...eeer..a while.."

The dialog continued that way:

"oh I noticed you like The Lone Ranger" said the old man

"Sure!..Love him!..I never missed an episody. I wish I could have it all in VHS.."

"As you can noticed, Mr. Clayton Moore is a customer and a personal friend of mine, he wears 9 and a half...let me show you my album of photographs"

Let me tell you, I really had tears in my eyes. Lots of pictures of Clayton Moore posing with this man, several in black and white where you can still could recognize this old man, but younger

As you can imagine, the next hour I was a machine of questions and the old man was happy to answered all of them...from Mr. Moore, to Toto..and Silver...wich died with 29 years in 1977...this was a sad notice  :'(

The man was a open book and he really makes my day.
Finally he told that sometimes Moore used to visit him, write or call.
I begged him to give my admiration and regards to Moore and he promised he will do it

Later, when we met our friend he apologized for the time spend in the computer store. I just said...

"Do not apologize at all...I should thank you!"  ;D

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Off-Topic Discussion / I bet you, you will LOL
« on: December 19, 2005, 05:33:54 PM »
Elvis Presley made a habit of not sticking to the lyrics.

Normally, Elvis should sing at a certain moment

"Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there".

 In this particular version he sings

"Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair". :o
 
The song continues for a couple of seconds and then Elvis spotted a man that is completely bald.

Hence the laughter.

Enjoy!

Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight

Note for Mods: If this is out of order, delete thread, my apologies and I will send the link via PM to everyone

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"...According to the Contact Music website, "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe and "Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell are the hot new candidates to call themselves "Bond, James Bond."

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/story/0,1259,---26720,00.html

Well, he did a nice role as HP, I think is a fine actor and has the british talking, because..he is british

Now, the thing he is to young for the Bond`s role. The only way could be  do some film about Bond's youth, similar to the last Batman beginning. This could be a very clever strategy

Meantine this boy can grow up for the next film, go to some gym and do some hair cut, not more glasses of course
At first I laughed about the idea, but..could it be...could it be...why not?
Some concepts goes to Jamie Bell ...I liked a lot his perfomance as Billy Elliot







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Off-Topic Discussion / Guess what?..Guess Who!!
« on: September 19, 2005, 02:38:56 PM »
I am so proud and happy :D
About a month ago the bassman and I wrote a review of a Guess Who Cd at "cd universe"
You can read it here:
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1429207&style=music&cart=272755275

A coulple of days later we received this email:


"Dear Alfie This is Carl Dixon from the Guess Who that's "keeping it going". Thanks for the
message and positive vibes! I looked in on your website and it's pretty great. Good luck with
BELAIR and maybe we can play together in S.A. sometime. All the best, C.D."


And before yesterday we receive one CD signed for the band and this picture. We did not ask nothing, so this was a very gentle gift from the band

I always love the Guess Who and I may say that after The Beatles it is the band that I listen more often
And well, this is it, I feel fine and I want to share this with my friends in this board



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Off-Topic Discussion / Is this poll a Joke ["Best British songs"]
« on: September 13, 2005, 06:52:09 AM »
After a valium and a couple and a couple of aspirins I stopped my  brain attack.  :P

Who the h...did this poll?. Call an exorcist , right now!

Best British Songs:
1. A Day In The Life - The Beatles
2. Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
3. Wonderwall - Oasis
4. God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
5. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
6. My Generation - The Who
7. Angels - Robbie Williams
8. Life on Mars? - David Bowie
9. Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
10. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

My opinion, just personal, sorry:

1. It is one of the most beautifull songs, but several ones deserves this position: Something, Yesteday, Here comes the Sun..or why not #5

2. Where are You really Got Me, Lola?

3. What?!. I pick no less than 10 british bands before this one

4. Same opinion

5. Master piece, deserve higher position for sure

6. What happened with Wont gel fooled..who are you, etc

7. Do not exist

8. Same opinion #3

9. What happened with Angie, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk..etc

10. Who are they?...really

Where are YES, Pink Floyd, Zep, Purple, Genesis!?!?!  :o

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4235010.stm

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Off-Topic Discussion / Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
« on: August 20, 2005, 02:37:09 PM »
I loved this Sci-Fi  film from 1969 and starring Roy Thinnes (From TV's Invaders).

I watched in my teen age and I remember is about  that there is another world in Earth's Orbit directly behind the sun. Roy Thinnes is selected to go on a mission to get to this world. Suspense and well done film
Nice special effect  from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds Are Go)

Now, searching Amazon I found it is a rare and expensive gem:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/offer-listing/6305081158/ref=dp_pb_a//104-9146135-6068753?condition=all

Meantime I search for cheaper prices I downloading from Inet (do not tell, bad boy  >:D). Not good quality anyway

Do you know where I can find this DVD at humble price?



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Off-Topic Discussion / I really envy you (in a good way)
« on: July 22, 2005, 07:07:02 AM »
Yes, I envy you (North) american folks. Your life is so easy, practical...
Want to know the prize for living in South America?

Ok, read: I am planning to do my own guitar, so I fall in love with USA Warmoth's necks and bodies (One of the best -or the best- guitar factory parts in the world)
So I need neck and body

Let's start with the neck. Nothing fancy, just extra wood routing for LSR Nut, calculating around $200. Fair enough, want it!

So, I called customer office in my country just to ask about taxes.  ???

Take a sit my friends: 60%..
plus $45 if item cost more than $100..
plus $15 dispatch..
plus $12 per kilo

Total: around $400..  :o

No matter if my country produce or not an item. If any item cost more than $50...same taxes and expensives.
No taxes at all: books, CDs or DVD (no more than 2)

Do I have or not right to turn green...?  :P

Now I am looking any luthier...but not the same quality, wood, whatever..of course

Anyone could send to me a plegable neck hidden in a book? (preference: last Harry Potter book)  ;D

Now, if you excuse me, I pretend to cry all friday long  :-\

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Off-Topic Discussion / Worst actors/actresses?
« on: April 25, 2005, 07:11:44 AM »
This is my stinky list, aleatory order

Antonio Banderas
Ashton Kutcher
Steven Seagal
Chuck Norris
Ben Affleck

Madonna
Jennifer Lopez
Pamela Anderson
Cindy Crawford
Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Yeah, simple, but warm I think. All design by me  ^-^

http://www.belair.com.uy/

There you can access to a video clip (14.63 mb long), this is our version of Hold The Line (Toto) performing Live as a trio

You can access to our biography (spanish and english) and  some old recordings in the multimedia section too ("Canciones en Flash")

Enjoy! :D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Spooky time: Share your worst nightmare
« on: June 26, 2004, 07:49:46 AM »
Indeed. Every night our minds are flooded with dreams, sometimes nice ones or just bizarres, not sense at all
But sometimes our minds brings to us scary dreams.
Let me introduce ...my worst nightmare :o

It is a recurrent one, I mean, I dream the same thing several times a year, 10 or 12 times

The script:

I am in my bed sleeping and suddenly I hear a noise. I try to turn on the light but nothing happens. This is horror scale grade 7, I hate blackouts and the dark itself :P

I don´t know why but I alone. no wife, no dog near

I wake up and begin to walk across the dark just with the moonlihgt company.
The first thing i do is to check msin door wich I find,...of course...wide open.  Terror scale grade 8,  because before go to sleep I check all doors and windows, even wardrobe doors. I cannot sleep watching any opening (maniac, sorry)

Okey, I begin to search all my house looking for something or someone. I feel a presence in some place but I don´t know where it is.

I stand in front of all room and I notice each door half open. Fear invade my heart but I take courage and jump into the room, checking behind doors

At that time my panic level is so high, that I think my brains search some escape valve, because I return to my room and get a gun, and this calm my nerves. I mean, I feel secure

Now, with the piece loaded and ready I return to the last place I did not search .....yet

I am in the bathroom (remember no lights at all) but I notice some movement in the shower curtain. Panic level gets high again...I approach..and open the curtain with a fast movement....at the same time, someone hidden there attacks me. I go back some steps, raise the gun....aim....but when I try to fire the piece... the damn thing do not respond!
In that moment I wake up, and the first thing I do is turn on the light and check home. After this secure procedure, I need 1 hour watching TV to calm down and go to bed again

Do I need Help


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This is a clip from our show on TV from Uruguay, introducing Lay it on Me, the song we recorded for an international tribute to the late Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees), and edited in the UK

You need Real Player to see the clip

Here

Scroll down and click in "video" link

Enjoy!!

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Our secrets loves?...lets see!

1) Jennifer O'Neill "Summer of '42" (1971)

I was 16 years old and I got ill of love for a couple of months. I dreamed with Jennifer all day/night long, no joke ;D



Oh gosh!!!....again in love...give me a break!!

2) Ali MacGraw. "The Getaway" with Steve Mc Queen (1972)



Soooooo cute, what can I do?!

3) Katharine Ross. "The Graduate" (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)



Who said...tender?

4) Catherine Deneuve



errrr...vive le france...so elegant!!

5) Catherine Zeta Jones



Extra hot Deluxe, "slimm, give me some water please"!!

That´s it.....What about you ladies and gentlemen?

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Off-Topic Discussion / 50 WORST Movies Ever
« on: March 12, 2004, 03:50:19 PM »
If we can pick the best movie, then we can pick the worst too :P

Maxim magazine over in the states recently featured an article in which they listed their 50 worst movies ever. And as always you will agree with some and disagree on others.
I really need to do my own list, because I did not "enjoy" all of them, but meantime, here you have the magazine's list

50. Can’t Stop the Music (’80)


49. Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man (’91)


48. Erin Brockovich (’00)


47. Blues Brothers 2000 (’98)


46. A View to a Kill (’85)


45. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (’73)


44. The Sound of Music (’65)


43. A Gnome Named Gnorm (’94)


42. Soul Man (’86)


41. Exit to Eden (’94)


40. Zardoz (’74)


39. Rhinestone (’84)


38. Battlefield Earth (’00)


37. Speed 2: Cruise Control (’97)


36. Under the Cherry Moon (’86)


35. Junior (’94)


34. Mandingo (’75)


33. Cobra (’86)


32. Scenes From a Mall (’91)


31. Spice World (’97)


30. Xanadu (’80)


29. Cocktail (’88)


28. Cool as Ice (’91)


27. Clambake (’67)


26. Godzilla (’98)


25. Howard the Duck (’86)


24. Double Team (’97)


23. Heartbeeps (’81)


22. Psycho (’98)


21. Hook (’91)


20. Dune (’84)


19. The Last Movie (’71)


18. Moment by Moment (’78)


17. Gymkata (’85)


16. The Thin Red Line (’98)


15. Moulin Rouge! (’01)


14. Nell (’94)


13. The Godfather Part III (’90)


12. Cutthroat Island (’95)


11. Dirty Dancing (’87)


10. Little Nicky (’00)


9. When Harry Got Mail in Seattle


8. It’s Pat: The Movie (’94)


7. The English Patient (’96)


6. The Postman (’97)


5. Staying Alive (’83)


4. Armageddon (’98)


3. Patch Adams (’98)


2. Steel Magnolias (’89)


1. Batman & Robin (’97)

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