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i never EVER heard of that reference before. i like Turning Japanese, however.


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I really think so!

 

Slightly off topic.............I recall my 4th grade chorus singing "My Ding-a-Ling" at a spring concert............no one got upset or thought anything of it including those of us singing and doing stupid hand gestures!!!  I can't imagine that getting done in this day and age.........25 little kids talking about playing with themselves with hand gestures............WTF????

 

 

 

 



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I really think so!
 
Slightly off topic.............I recall my 4th grade chorus singing "My Ding-a-Ling" at a spring concert............no one got upset or thought anything of it including those of us singing and doing stupid hand gestures!!!  I can't imagine that getting done in this day and age.........25 little kids talking about playing with themselves with hand gestures............WTF????
 
 
 
 



wtf is right!!!! creepy comes to mind....

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What a dirty music teacher we had.........

 

 

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If you think that's dirty,look at the one you've got now.
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Yeah...I am noticing you have issues in that department! (LOL) 

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Ah, the joys of music teachers. I had one in middle school that clapped ALL the time- "Hello (clap, clap) children (clap, clap), How (clap) was (clap) your (clap) day? (clap)" Needles to say, we made fun of her a lot. And in elementary school I had one whose song selection for us included "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone, "Take It Easy" by the Eagles and "King of the Road" by Roger Miller, all very age-appropriate, eh? I'm betting some of you on here aren't familiar with King of the Road, so here are the lyrics. An ideal song for a 6 year old girl to sing, no?

 

Trailer for sale or rent
Rooms to let...fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train
Destination...Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don't pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found
Short, but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.

I know every engineer on every train
All of their children, and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain't locked
When no one's around.

I sing,
Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.


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I stayed in 'Roger Miller's King of the Road" hotel in Nashville(or Memphis)
in the '70s,when King 'of the road' Crimson played wherever it was. It was so hideous,it was cool.
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Anyone else learn "ta-ta-ti-ti-ta  ta-rest-ta-rest"???

 

 

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How was KC received down there in the 70's?

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Roger Miller reminds me of long road trips with my parents.   That and Floyd Kramer (?) the pianist...  ahh the days.

 

If there is a Roger Miller hotel around here (Nashville) today, I do not know of it.  But if there is, I shall let you know Johan so you and the rest of the crew can stay there during your tour through Nashville here in the near future (*hint hint*). 

 

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This hotel was the "in" place in Nashville at the time it was built. With it's 60's modern decor in the rooms and a rooftop club where entertainers like Ronnie Milsap and others found an important Nashville audience, it was unique in Nashville at that time. Built with medieval architectural elements, the building resembled a castle. There were rooms with beds suspended from the ceiling. If Roger was in town a special flag was raised in front so his friends would know he was there.

 

***The building looks familiar to me, I think it is downtown.  Well, now back to work...


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Wow that makes a HOJO look like the Ritz!

 

 

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Heheheh! 

 

I just talked to a Nashville native and she said that she thinks there were actually two of these motor inns in town.  They are no longer King of Road establishments, but under new name(s).


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Sorry, (clap, clap), we (clap) were (clap) too busy clapping (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!) Though I can't be too hard on that teacher, she did give me an A plus for my report on Asia, the music group.  Oh, and speaking of my King of the Road music teacher, I just remembered that back then, I didn't know of the Glenn Frey-Don Henley Eagles, I only knew of the Philadelphia-area American football team-so being so little, I seriously thought the football team sang "Take It Easy"! I thought they were rather good ... for a football team!

 

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Anyone else learn "ta-ta-ti-ti-ta  ta-rest-ta-rest"???

 

 


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Don't know what chord ol' Rog is playing,but it looks like he just found the Allan Holdsworth manual.
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